Local Focus: Clark County for June 19


Area road work sites for the week

Upper Valley Pike —Construction continues on Upper Valley Pike between U.S. 40 and Cottonwood Drive as part of a widening project.

All traffic lanes are all open, and the traffic signal is in full operation. Crews will continue to work along the roadway to complete construction of the drives and restoration along the sides the roadway. Some short delays may be possible, as traffic may be flagged to bring vehicles and equipment. The advisory speed limit is 35 mph.

Urbana Road — Construction continues on Urbana Road from Ohio 334 north to County Line Road. Traffic lanes have been reduced to one lane northbound and one lane southbound. Crews will be placing the permanent pavement markings and complete the new traffic signals at Navistar and County Line, as well as minor modifications at Moorefield Road. Work is being performed under traffic, and lanes are subject to shifting to accommodate the work schedule. staff report


Baseball team awarded $2,500

The Southeastern High School baseball team recently received a $2,500 financial contribution from the Monsanto Fund.

Grow Communities gives farmers the opportunity to win $2,500 for their favorite local nonprofit organizations. Marty Spears was the winning farmer in Clark County, and he directed the donation to the high school baseball team. He presented the donation during a ceremony on June 11. staff report


Chinese paintings at exhibit

A collection of Chinese embroidery paintings owned by Ronald Li, Wittenberg class of 1950, is on display in the Halley Gallery of the Springfield Center for the Arts at Wittenberg University, 107 Cliff Park Road.

The exhibit, titled Speaking with Silk: 20th Century Embroidery Paintings from Wittenberg’s Li Collection, opened on June 2.

The exhibit includes “needle paintings,” which were developed in parallel to traditional Chinese painting as a means of self-cultivation, creative expression and societal contribution.

Speaking with Silk is a Wittenberg student-curated and faculty-guided exhibition that showcases select embroideries from the Ronald Li Collection.

The show is open to the public free of charge through Sept. 16. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays. staff report


Group to host steak dinner Friday

Akbar Temple 41, 507 York Street, will host a steak dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.

The cost is $12. The event will also include games and music. Call Baso Daniel at (937) 926-0241 or Illustrious Potentate Demetrice Morton at (937) 360-4432. staff report


Preservation tour set Wednesday

Kevin Rose will guide the next Springfield Preservation Alliance Summer Tour at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Participants should meet outside the Heritage Center, 117 S. Fountain Ave.

The tour will include Springfield’s Golden Age of architecture — Warder Library, the City Building and Market and the Bushnell Building.

Tickets for the happy hour tour are $10 and include one drink or soda at Seasons Bistro and Grille. Call (937) 322-0011 for more information. staff report