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Photos: Creative carving

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Tim Bruns carves a pumpkin during Wednesday’s pumpkin-carving contest held at the Ohio State University Lima campus.

STEM Club teaches athletes about nutrition

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LIMA — Scientists and athletes are not the most usual combination, but STEM students joined with culinary arts students at Lima Senior, where they put together a presentation on nutrition for their athletic classmates.

Activate Allen County launches school challenge

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LIMA — Activate Allen County has partnered with Mercy Health, Mental Health Recovery Services Board of Allen, Auglaize & Hardin and the Mental Health, Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Board of Putnam to award 10 area school districts. The 2022-2023 Activated School Challenge will award schools $2,500 to create healthier environments by promoting health and wellness.

City of Lima hosts roundtables for business owners

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LIMA — Mayor Sharetta Smith is hosting small business roundtables for business owners. The City of Lima hopes to engage small business owners in conversation.

Request for public comment regarding tobacco-free parks

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LIMA — The City of Lima is requesting public comment from community members. Activate Allen County has partnered with the City of Lima and the Allen County Creating Healthy communities to address second-hand smoke. In order to combat the issue, the City is considering tobacco-free parks and outdoor spaces. Community members are invited to leave comments on the city’s website at bit.ly/3Cr5nC1.

Bridge closing for repairs in Mercer County

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MERCER — The Mercer County engineer announced a notice of a bridge closure on Deep Cut Rd .1 mile east of SR 707. The bridge will be closed starting today for repair due to pavement distress.

Department of Housing awards homeowners

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LIMA — Congratulations are in order for four homeowners in Lima. The Department of Housing & Neighborhoods announced Lima Pride Home Awards at Mayor Sharetta Smith’s press conference. The awards are given quarterly to owners who model good property maintenance.

Births

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Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center

Candid kids, flower winners announced in The Lima News’ 26th annual Amateur Photo Competition

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Winners of the candid kids and flowers categories are announced today in the 26th annual The Lima News Amateur Photo Competition.

Bradfield Center executive director resigns

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LIMA — The Bradfield Community Center is looking for a new executive director, after its leader for the past eight years turned in her resignation.