April 2018
Join the Logan County Church Softball League
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Attention local churches! The Logan County Church Softball league is now forming. Your church is invited to join for a great summer of fellowship. Games are played at the Gretna Brethren Church Field. The season begins the second week of May and wraps up at the end of July. Cost is $320 per team which includes games, umpire fees and field maintenance costs. If your church would like to know more about joining please call 937-935-1272 by April 30th.

For more information:
(937) 592-0186
Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame
1:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Nominate a Veteran ... Deadline is June 1

The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame is accepting nominations, but the clock is ticking ... the deadline for submitting nominations is June 1.

So what is the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame?
It was founded in 1992 to recognize those who served in the U.S. Armed Forces and continue to contribute to our communities, state and nation through exceptional acts of volunteerism, advocacy, professional distinction, public service or philanthropy.

The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame includes captains of industry, professional educators, political champions and civic supporters. Our honorees include some of Ohio’s most recognized citizens including astronaut Neil Armstrong, actor Paul Newman, business entrepreneur and philanthropist R. David Thomas, and surgeon and inventor Dr. Henry Heimlich.

Unlike most military halls of fame, the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame focuses solely on achievement after service, although all Medal of Honor winners from the state of Ohio are automatically recognized and eventually enshrined.

To be considered, the veteran must meet the following criteria:

? must be a past or current Ohio resident

? have received an honorable discharge

? be of good moral character

Is this really an all-inclusive, statewide Hall of Fame?


We encourage submissions from all over the state and nearly all of Ohio's 88 counties are represented by inductees. Those enshrined come from all types of backgrounds, all walks of life and all branches of service.

Are there women in the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame?


The Hall currently includes 61 women veterans out of 854 total inductees and the percentage is growing annually. Many women veterans are doing exceptional things in the community and are equally deserving of consideration.

What makes a veteran worthy of being nominated?

You can nominate a former service member who has gone on to volunteer in the community, excel in his or her profession, advocate on behalf of fellow veterans, make a difference as a public servant or simply has demonstrated a willingness to be generous with his or her time, talents or financial resources.

Can a veteran who is no longer living be nominated?

Yes. The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame can induct someone posthumously.

I do know a great veteran to nominate, but is there really room for that person?

Maybe, and there is only one way to find out.

The Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Executive Committee reviews nominations and selects up to 20 candidates each year. The person you have in mind just may end up being among our Class of 2018, which will be honored at our Induction Ceremony in November and permanently enshrined next year.


 Remember, the nomination deadline is June 1, 2018. Guidelines, a sample nomination and more information are available on the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame website, OhioVets.gov.


Useful links:


? Nomination Form


? Nomination Guidelines


? Sample Nomination


? 2017 Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


Note: Media members who are interested in regionalizing a story about the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame are encouraged to contact Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame coordinator Sandra Puskarcik at Sandra.Puskarcik-McKee@dvs.ohio.gov or by calling 614-752-8941.

BNI Open House
7:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Join us for a free breakfast & an opportunity to meet local business professionals who want to help grow your business. This is a potential sales force for you where you have the opportunity to build lasting business relationships. Last year 19 members generated over $1.2 MILLION. Come learn how we do it.

For more information:
(937) 689-9284
Blessing of the Bikes and Poker Run-Mark your calendar!
10:45 AM - 5:00 PM
Blood Drive Urbana
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

On Wednesday April 25th, Champaign County Community Center in Urbana will
host a community blood drive on during the hours of 2pm to 6pm. This blood
drive is sponsored by the Urbana VFW and is located at 1512 South State
Route 68 in Urbana.

Donors who come to this drive will receive a special edition "Be the Good"
mug to take home!

The requirements to be a blood donors include, a minimum age of 17, (16 year
olds can donate with a signed parental permission form,)  you must weigh a
minimum of 110 pounds and be in reasonable good health, with no cold or flu

Blood donated to the Community Blood Center helps local hospitals including
Mary Rutan in Bellefontaine and Mercy Hospital in Urbana.

Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.Donortime.com
or call the Community Blood Center @ 1-800-388-GIVE.

Lewistown Trinity UMC Strawberry Festival
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Come join us in good fellowship and awesome food and strawberry deserts. Friday April 27 doors open at 4:30 to 6:30 At the Lewistown Trinity UMC Community Building

For more information:
Lynne Snipes
(937) 441-3070