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March 23, 2019

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Greatest elongation of Mercury

Friday at 7 p.m. at ONU Observatory

FROM ADA ICON - The ONU Astronomy Club welcomes Ada and the surrounding communities to the ONU Observatory on Friday, March 1, for a "Greatest Elongation of Mercury" event.

The word "Elongation" refers to the angular separation between Mercury and the Sun. Since Mercury's orbit remains closer to the Sun than the Earth, it can never be farther than about 28 degrees from the Sun.

This week, Mercury will be at its maximum elongation on the east side of the Sun.


Crimson Lane spring open house March 31

Wedding and event venue northeast of Ada opened last fall

Crimson Lane, 4600 County Road 1, Ada, will hold a spring open house from 3 to 7 p.m., Sunday, March 31.

The wedding and event venue northeast of Ada was opened in the fall by owners Mike and Jodi Willeke.

The venue has proved popular with over 60 weddings already booked. Crimson Lane also hosts events such as weddings, anniversaries, reunions, birthday parties, graduation parties, showers and business conferences and meetings. It is be open year round.


Doug Adams in concert Thursday at town hall

Doug Adams, folk singer, will perform on the Bluffton town hall concert series, 154 N. Main St., Bluffton, at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, according to Jeff Yoder.

A native of Cincinnati, Adams has lived in northwest Ohio for the past 27 years. He started his folk singing career back in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

He was been greatly influenced by Woody Guthrie, Tom Paxton, Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul, and Mary and Bob Dylan.


Seed starting basics program March 12

Gardeners of the Bluffton/Pandora Area invite you to an instructional lecture

The Gardeners of the Bluffton/Pandora Area (GBPA) invite the public to a lecture on seed starting basics, at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 12, in the lower level of the Bluffton Public Library, according to Victoria Zeits.

Marilyn Beltz, member and past president of the Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteers, is the speaker.

“Starting your own plants from seeds is fun and a great way to grow either heirloom or unusual varieties that can’t be found in local green houses,” said Zeits.  


Biking and pottery March OVAL topics

March 4 and March 18 at Bluffton Senior Citizens Center

Two Our Version of Adult Learning (OVAL) classes are set for March at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center. Thoses classes follow:

Monday, March 4, 10 a.m. – Corwin Croy presents “Biking from Bridge to Bridge.” He has biked from a 100-year-old bridge in New Bremen to a similar one near Pandora. His talk includes history, travel and adventures in biking.

Monday, March 18, 10 a.m. – Bruce Chesser presents a pottery demonstration. He brings a potter’s wheel and shows how to throw a pot..


Career fair March 1 at St. Rita’s, Lima

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s will be partnering with OhioMeansJobs to host a Career Fair on Friday, March 1,  from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 718 W. Market St., Lima.

We are looking to hire in the following areas: Environmental Services, Patient Transport, Nutrition Services, New Vision Medical Laboratory, and LACP mobile transport 

Mercy Health would like job seekers to come with resume and interview ready. Computers will be available to apply on-site. OhioMeansJobs is helping to coordinate and assist job seekers.