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Top five stories of 2018 at Ohio State Lima

Flipping the calendar to 2019 ushered in that exciting time of year when goals are being set and plans are being made for the new year while still looking back on the all the people and activities that made 2018 an eventful year.

January at Ohio State Lima is no different. We dug into the numbers from 2018 to see which stories and topics resonated the most with our alumni, students and visitors to lima.osu.edu. Take a look below to see if your favorite made the top 5. Click on the photos to read the stories.

Honorable Mention

100 times around Planet Earth

When Dr. Mark Kleffner walked into the classroom for autumn semester, he could safely say he has hit a big milestone. Over the course of his 30-year career at The Ohio State University, he has taught at least 100 sections of Earth Sciences 1100.

Spring break 2018 leads students to service

Ohio State Lima students took advantage of spring break to build houses in Appalachia and build safe habits for children closer to home.

The Webb opens its doors

Since its grand opening in autumn semester, the Perry Webb Student LIfe Building has brought transformative change to the student experience at Ohio State Lima.


5. Jackson Street garden and community space

The Ohio State University and multiple community partners came together to build a garden and community space on previously vacant land in the city of Lima.

What to look for in 2019: The garden has an expected open date of spring 2019.


4. Choosing Ohio State Lima gives Kenton student a way to build his future

Kolt Buchenroth of Kenton is an Ag Comm major, a program that requires him to spend some time on the Columbus campus. Buchenroth chose spend his first year at The Ohio State University at Lima so he could continue to be a force in his hometown.

What to look for in 2019: The spring job and internship fair brings opportunities to students and community members.


3. From college classrooms to their own, alumni stick together

Four Ohio State Lima alumni teach together at Wapakoneta Elementary.

What to look for in 2019: More stories are coming about alumni activity in the area


2. Building deep roots at the corner of Mumaugh and Reservoir

The prairie project that began as a tribute to an Ohio State Lima alumni has blooms popping up and deep roots that come from more than just plants.
What to look for in 2019: The prairie enters its third growing season with the promise of visible growth and blooms.


1. Fellowship lets student dive into hymnal filled with mysteries

An undergrad with strong organizational skills and healthy curiosity unwraps a
hymnal full of history from the Ohio State Lima hymnal collection with the help of a prestigious Undergraduate Research Library Fellowship.
What to look for in 2019: Stories about student research as they build to the 2019 Undergraduate Research Forum on April 4.