By Frank Lewis
Thanks to Scioto County Probate/Juvenile Court Magistrate Alan Lemons, the tennis courts at Shawnee State University will now proudly fly the American flag, with his purchase of a solar light to display the flag around the clock. Lemons made the presentation to SSU at the Dr. William E. Daehler Tennis Center courts, donated by Daehler to the university.
Darren Litz, chief bailiff, said he was helping Daehler clean up the courts and their discussion turned to the flag pole.
“He said, ‘I’ve never seen a flag on that pole,’” Litz said. He said he had a brief discussion with Lemons who then told him to find a flag to donate to the university. Litz said he made contact with Sergeant Laura Davis of the SSU Police Department, and she, in turn, helped him contact Jeff McCallister in the maintenance department about making the flag donation.
Litz said McCallister advised him that the university had a proper flag for the pole but it was only flown for special events since the pole was not lighted at night.
“Mr. Lemons then agreed to donate a solar powered light to the facility so that our flag can be flown over the courts all year long,” Litz said.
Frank Lewis can be reached at 740-353-3101, Ext. 1928, or on Twitter @FrankLewispdt.