Disaster Recovery Center

opens Friday in Celina

CELINA — Those who need help recovering from the recent tornadoes and flooding in Ohio can find out what aid is available to them starting Friday at the Celina Central Services Building, 220 W. Livingston St., Celina.

According to a news release from the Ohio Emergency Management Agency, the Disaster Recovery Center will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Representatives from FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration, Ohio Emergency Management Agency and other Ohio agencies will be on hand to explain disaster assistance programs, answer questions about written correspondence and provide literature about repairs and rebuilding to make homes more disaster resistant.

Ten counties have been approved for individual assistance including Auglaize, Darke, Greene, Hocking, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Muskingum, Perry and Pickaway counties.

Final Friday event set

at commnuity garden

LIMA — The South Jackson Street Community Garden will host a monthly event, Final Friday, from 4 to 6 p.m. the last Friday of each month at the garden site, 200 S. Jackson St., Lima, including this Friday.

The free event will include activities with the Lima YMCA, Girl Scouts and Activate Allen County, a nature walk, and healthy snacks.

Riley Creek UMC

holding rummage sale

OTTAWA — The Riley Creek United Methodist Church is hosting a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, 7102 Road M, Ottawa.

Items available include clothing for all ages, furniture, household items, art supplies and more. The event will also include cookies and a tour of the new wing of the church.

Parking regulations

on Elida council agenda

ELIDA — The Village of Elida Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 1, at Town Hall, 406 E. Main St., Elida.

Parking regulations are scheduled to be discussed.

Rotary changing leaders

during Monday meeting

LIMA — The Lima Rotary Club will meet at noon Monday at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center, 7 Town Square, Lima.

The club will hold its annual Changing of the Guard ceremony to introduce its new president, Ken Dysert, Senior Vice President and Lima City President of Citizens National Bank.

Quarterly Lima Pride

Home Awards presented

LIMA — The quarterly Lima Pride Home Awards were presented by the Lima Property Maintenance Code Inspectors on Wednesday morning.

The award winners include 950 Leland Ave. and 728 S. Union St.

The properties were selected because of their exemplified pride in ownership as a model of good maintenance for the neighborhood.

WOCAP offers aid

for lead removal

LIMA — The West Ohio Community Action Partnership is offering financial assistance to low- and moderate-income families and property owners to remove lead from their homes. The program is intended for pregnant women and families with young children who may be exposed to lead.

Applicants must reside in a home or apartment build prior to 1978 to qualify and reside in Allen, Auglaize, Hardin, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert or Wood counties, according to WOCAP eligibility requirements. The program also requires renters or property owners keep their property tax payments up-to-date or in an active payment plan. Applicants must show a copy of the previous year’s W2 or tax return, last three pay stubs and all other sources of income to qualify.

Interested parties may call 419-227-2586.

Lima Symphony plans

concerts in Ada, Van Wert

ADA — Lima Symphony Orchestra will present its fifth annual Patriotic Pops Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at Ohio Northern University on the sculpture mall, east of McIntosh Center. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to ONU King-Horn Field House.

A similar will present a Patriotic Pops Concert at 7 p.m. Friday, July 5, at Van Wert’s Fountian Park. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will move to the Niswong Center for the Performing Arts.

The concerts are free and open to the public, and will feature patriotic music, selections from musicals and other film productions, popular tunes and a tribute to the armed forces.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early and bring lawn chairs, blankets and favorite picnic foods.

Happy Daz Charities

donates to Red Cross

LIMA — Happy Daz Charities, the nonprofit arm of Good Foods Restaurants, announced its recent donation of $10,000 to the American Red Cross to fund veterans’ services in the Ohio Buckeye Region.

Good Food Restaurants operates 14 restaurants, including Happy Daz, Beer Barrel Pizza and Grill and Old City Prime, in Lima and across Ohio.

Summer Police Academy

recognizes its sponsors

LIMA — The Lima Police Department Officer Eric Mericle recognized community sponsors of the Summer Police Academy at Wednesday’s mayor’s media briefing.

Those sponsors included Barry Electronics, Quick as a Wink Printing Company, Kewpee Hamburgers, Padrone’s Pizza West, Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken, Jimmy John’s and Lima City Schools.

Each partner received a plaque and T-shirt for their involvement in the program, which allows high school students to work with officers to learn about law enforcement through real-world simulations.

Van Wert elections board

seeking to fill position

VAN WERT — The Van Wert County Board of Elections is looking to fill the position of Republican director.

Candidates must possess at least a high school diploma, although a college degree is desired. Necessary qualifications include knowledge of voting machinery, communication skills, project management experience and familiarity with laws surrounding public records and elections.

Those seeking more information should contact current Republican director Linda Stutz, who plans to retire at the end of 2020, at 419-605-2925.

WOCAP kicks off

summer crisis program

LIMA — West Ohio Community Action Partnership is looking to help senior and/or disabled residents with their electric bills this summer through its summer crisis program.

Running from July 1 to Aug. 31, the program offers assistance to deal with increased electric rates associated with the hot weather.

To qualify, residents need documentation stating household income for the last 30 days, social security information, proof of citizenship and current utility bills. Disabled residents also need to bring proof of a medical condition signed by the appropriate health care worker.

To schedule an appointment, residents are encouraged to call 1-855-286-7559.

Quellhorst Farm Venue hosting craft show

WAPAKONETA — There will be a craft show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at the Quellhorst Farm Venue, 07945 state Route 197, Wapakoneta.

Admission is $3.

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