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June 15, 2019

Road work

Johnson Street has an "appendix" scar at the moment. The scar, right down the middle of the street, is due to the Ream Street Phase II storm sewer project, of which affects Johnson Street.

Village accepting applications for fiscal officer until Monday

Monday is the deadline for the Village of Ada to accept applications for its fiscal officer opening.

Nancy Kindle is the current part-time fiscal officer. She was hired on April 16 and works between 20 and 30 hours a week. Kindle is also the fiscal officer of the Ada-Liberty Township Joint Ambulance District and was previously fiscal officer for the Village of Bluffton.

She was hired following the dismissal of Crystal Huffer, which took place during a special council  meeting held April 12.

Huffer's dismissal was "due to misfeasance, malfeasance and nonfeasance, each of which is a  group III offense as per the Village’s Policy and Procedure Manual.”

Allison Dotson, '19 Ada HS grad, receives full-tuition scholarship

Worth about $7,553 per year and $30,212 over the life of the scholarship

Allison Dotson, a 2019 Ada High School graduate is the full-time recipient of this year's Arthur and Marian Rudd Scholarship, making her a Rudd scholar.

The scholarship is renewable for four years. At current tuition levels, the full scholarship will be worth about $7,553 per year and $30,212 over the life of the scholarship.

Allison was one of five recipients of The Ohio State University at Lima scholarship. She was the only student to receive a full scholarship. The other four received half-tuition scholarships.

History lesson

Here's the Ada High School golf team from 1990. It was revived that season after a 9-year hiatus.

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By Tim Glon
Zach Hurth has been named an assistant men's basketball coach at Ohio Northern University.

He comes to ONU after a one-year stint as an assistant coach at Trine (ind.) in 2018-19.

"We are very excited to have Zach on our staff," ONU head coach Rich Bensman said. "Zach's energy and enthusiasm are contagious. We had an outstanding pool of applicants and and feel very fortunate to have him at Ohio Northern."

A native of Lansing, Mich., Hurth attended Albion (Mich.) in 2011-15 where he was a four-year varsity player for the Britons.

By Cort Reynolds
The Ada Alligators beat Shawnee in their season-opener at home Thursday, June 6.

Ada won the combined team meet score, 415-192. The Gator boys triumphed 247-99 while the Alligator girls lost a close bout, 193-168.

J.J. Spyker (boys 11-12 age bracket) and Lily Baumgartner (girls 11-12) each won three races to pace Ada to victory.

Gators winning two events were: Landon Stahler (boys 11-12); Charlie Spyker and Tommy Spyker (boys 15-18); Joey Spyker (boys 13-14); Carlie Oldfield (girls 13-14); and Tim Chrissobolis (boys 9-10).

By Tim Glon
Erin Chrissobolis has been named an assistant men's and women's swimming and diving coach at Ohio Northern University.

She is in her first year as a full-time assistant in 2019-20 after serving as a part-time assistant in 2017-18 and 2018-19.

Photos by Cort Reynolds
The Ada swim team opened its summer season with a win over visiting Shawnee Thursday on a cool, overcast evening at the local pool.

Photos from top to bottom:

• Ada's Paige Cole won the 15-18 age bracket 50 meter breaststroke vs. Shawnee.
• An Alligator girl swims the breaststroke.
• Two boy swimmers duel in the 50 freestyle.
• Adaite Ella Poling swims the freestyle for the Alligators.
• An Ada girl swims the freestyle.

The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) have named senior baseball player Caleb Thomas (Strongsville) a First-Team CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-American at the designated hitter position for the 2019 season, the national office announced Tuesday afternoon.

Thomas is now a two-time CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-America selection after receiving Second-Team accolades during his junior season in 2018. With the announcement, the senior also becomes the first player in program history to receive First-Team Academic All-America kudos.

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Farmers and Merchants Picnic needs volunteers

This year’s event is Saturday, Aug. 10

The Farmers and Merchants Picnic board needs your help for this year’s event, held Saturday, Aug. 10.

The board seeks volunteers from the community, according to Yvonne Bonham.

“Volunteers are needed for several events. If you are unable to take on an entire event, we could use volunteers for just an hour or two,” said Bonham.

Contact Bonham at 419-204-4235, or Eva Wolke at 419-302-7402 for more information. The board meets each month at 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday in the brick building on the corner of North Park and South Simon.

The board has identified the following areas where volunteers are needed:

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