Ohio Northern University, smack dab in the middle of Ada, got caught in the snow storm that began Monday morning Feb. 15 and lasted through day and night to Tuesday Feb. 16.
This snow storm spanned most of the United States with even Texas receiving temperatures hovering around 1 degree Fahrenheit and leaving many without power in the state. Though this is not something Ohio is new to, the staggering levels of snow put Hardin County at a level 2 snow emergency well into Monday night. Travel is prohibited unless absolutely necessary. Estimated to receive 9-12 inches of snow, it seems Mother Nature fulfilled her promise.
ONU emailed staff and students Monday afternoon at 3 p.m. confirming that all university-sanctioned Monday evening events and classes would be cancelled to resume Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. As the snow drifted through Ada, causing a complete white-out when looking outside, ONU Communications and Marketing sent another email to staff and students Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. confirming that all university-sanctioned events for Tuesday would be cancelled.
With the utilization of technology during the age of COVID-19, virtual options are still available for classes dependent on the professor.
All academic and administrative offices, including Heterick Memorial Library, Taggert Law Library, King Horn, and the Student Health Center are closed. ONU Healthwise Pharmacy, MacIntosh Dining, and WOW Cafe remain open for dining purposes.
Weather news reports state that we are likely to get another 6-10 inches spanning Wednesday evening, Feb. 17 through Friday, Feb. 19.