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July 23, 2019

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Seventy-six vehicles that you don't see every day, lined Main Street Ada during Saturday's VFW Cruz-In. This year's best of show was a beautiful 1956 Chevy Bel-aire owned by Larry and Pam Reinhart of Ottawa. Matt Day of Lafayette won the burn out competition.

Step on the gas - VFW cruz-in

Heavy chrome, running boards, wide white walls and gas guzzlers

Seventy-six vehicles, including many V-8s that guzzled lead gas a long time ago, came to Ada on Saturday. It was the Ada VFW's 5th annual Ada Cruz-In. Here's a list of winners, provided by Win Hauenstein. Several winner photos are below.

2019 VFW Cruz-N-Ada Car Show Winners         

After 19 seasons at ONU

Women's basketball coach Michele Durand announces her retirement

By Tim Glon
Ohio Northern women's basketball coach Michele Durand has announced her retirement from coaching at the end of the 2019-20 season after 19 years as head coach of the program.

After the season, she will move to a position as ONU's full-time assistant director of athletics.

Current assistant coach Mark Huelsman will replace Durand at the end of the season.

History lesson

Here's the Ada HS baseball team of 1991.

Front from left, Tim Allen*, Wade Evans, Troy Erickson*, Brian Gossard*,...

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Photos by Ken Collins
Ethan Daniels, Ada swim team member, was recognized during this past weekend’s Western Ohio Aquatics League champions in Bluffton.

He was among 24 high school grads who competed for the final time in the WOAL meet. Daniels was the lone Ada swim team member who graduated this year, as the team is loaded with young talent.

Here are several photos of Ethan at the league meet. He earned a medal in the 15 and over boys’ breast stroke.

The Ada Gators finished fourth in the eight-team meet.

Senior swim team members were recognized during this past weekend's Western Ohio Aquatic League championships, including Ethan Daniels, from Ada Alligators. The entire list of league seniors follows:
Ada Alligators: ​
Ethan Daniels

Bluffton Sardines
Tanner Pinks, Andrew Bertka, Amanda Speicher, Jordan Siefer

Kenton Marlins
Haley Hunt, Mason Manns

Shawnee Tide
Madi Gendreau, Lauren Mayers

Sherwood Sharks
Khloe Kaskocsak, Cayla Butler, Jacob Michael

Van Wert Marlins: ​
Noah Arend

Ada Junior high football will start  Monday, July 22,  at 6:30  p.m. at the football practice field at the high school.

Ohio Northern All-American Ryan Bruns  will participate in this year's The Basketball Tournament (TBT) with the Dayton Red Scare.

TBT is a 64-team tournament of top-notch professional basketball, featuring college alumni teams, international basketball stars, ex-NBA players and future NBA players competing in a single-elimination 5-on-5 tournament.

The champions from each regional site will move on to Championship Weekend to play for the $2 million, winner-take-all prize in Chicago from Aug. 1-6.

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Ada swim team finished a solid fourth out of eight teams at the 39th annual Elks West Ohio Aquatic League championship meet Friday and Saturday at the Bluffton pool.

Westside won the combined team meet, as well as the boys and girls team crowns. Bluffton took second in all three of the final team standings.

Ada came in fourth overall and fourth in the boys team results, while the Alligator girls ended up fifth.

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Ada Community Improvement Corp. (CIC) holds its quarterly meeting at noon, Wednesday, July 24, in the Ada depot, according to Eileen Peterman of the village.

Frances E. Nichols, 92, died Monday, July 22, 2019, at 9:28 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health System.

She was born on Feb. 25, 1927, in Hardin County, Ohio, to the late Royal and Rosa (Coppler) Nichols.

Helms and Sons Excavating was awarded the Ada street maintenance program contract for 2019. The Ada council accepted the bid this month.

Yesterday's Top Story

Summer Sounds Choral Camp

Singing, dancing, making drums, playing instruments and building new friendships

Mother of 6th and 8th graders: “Our boys loved the week of choral camp!”

Eleven singers, grades 1 to 8, joined Noteworthy Community Choir’s first-ever Summer Sounds Choral Camp, and spent the week singing, dancing, making drums, playing instruments and building new friendships.  


“We didn’t know the vocal skills of the campers until day one, and they were wonderful singers!  We even managed a three-part song!”  says, Vicki Mills, director of SSCC.  

“Year one was a fantastic success, and we’re already looking forward to year two. I even heard a camper tell his mom he wanted to come to this camp again next year!”

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Bigpipes at the library, 6-1-19
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Digging up University Avenue - May 15, 2019

Poetic License

The Icon spotted this plate - guess where - on a 1970 Cadillac. It was a display plate in the rear window of the vehicle on display at the Ada cruise in on Saturday. Owner is Cheryl Geer of Ada. A very beautiful vehicle.