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Kewpee High School Invitational Art Exhibit opens March 22

LIMA__ArtSpace/Lima will host the 36th Annual Kewpee High School Art Invitational from  March 22-April 12, 2024. 

Artwork is categorized in nine areas: Ceramics, Digital Media, Drawing, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Photography,  Printmaking, and Sculpture. Artists from eighteen area high schools entered work to be exhibited. 


HEAP heating assistance reminder

The Area Agency on Aging 3 is located at 2423 Allentown Rd • Lima, Ohio 45805. Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The Ohio Department of Development and Area Agency on Aging 3 want to remind Ohioans assistance is available to help with their home energy bills. The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps Ohioans at or below 175% of the federal poverty guidelines pay their heating bills.


March 5 field reports from the Ohio Division of Wildlife

Field reports from Ohio Division of Wildlife Officers

Northwest Ohio – Wildlife District Two
In June 2023, State Wildlife Officer Jason Warren, assigned to Lake Erie, and State Wildlife Officer Mark Williams, assigned to Franklin County, contacted three anglers aboard a boat in Vermilion Harbor along Lake Erie. All three subjects had Pennsylvania fishing licenses, but none had a valid Ohio fishing license.


March showcases for Lima Area Youth Orchestra

The Lima Area Youth Orchestra will present two concerts this March under the direction of Joseph MacBenn and assistant director Tawnie Keen.

Students will observe their peers on the stage of the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center for the Annual Children’s Concert on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at 10:00 a.m.


BEVS Winter 2024 Newsletter sampler

By Paula Pyzik Scott

The Bluffton Exempted Village Schools Newsletter will be in the mail for area residents, but it’s also attached in its entirety HERE. For your convenience, here’s a sampling from the four page update.


March 5th Landspout Tornado identified in Putnam County

UPDATED with statement from the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.

Preliminary information from the National Weather Service says that a brief landspout tornado occurred between Ottawa, OH and Leipsic, OH in Putnam County on Tuesday, March 5.

The overview notes, "The landspout was only on the ground for 1 minute, but did cause damage to a home on Road H5. The home sustained moderate loss of the roof and siding, and an attached garage also collapsed. Debris was scattered northeast of the property."