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May 7, 2021

Foul pop-up

Ada senior catcher Alexis Waugh squeezes a foul pop-up vs. Lincolnview. Cort Reynolds shares this and more photos of the game here. Click to read the game account, won by the Lancers.

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Ada freshman is state-wide library contest winner

Thalia Detty used her graphic art skills in a book cover competition

Is Ada High School freshman Thalia Detty the model for the book cover “Viola in Reel Life”?

The photo with this story certainly suggests it. However, the answer is, “maybe.”

Thalia submitted her photo entry for the state-wide Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA) and was selected statewide winner of the solo category. It was one of three contest categories.

The contest was part of the OELMA’s celebration of National School Library Month in April.

"The challenge was to include people somehow in with a book cover," said Chanda Smith, Ada school media center director.

Ohio Northern will hold six in-person graduation ceremonies

Covering 2020 and 2021 graduates

All Ohio Northern University Commencements on May 8 and May 9 will move indoors due to an unseasonably inclement weather forecast.

“When we made the decision to hold in-person commencements outdoors, rain or shine, that made sense until a few days ago when the forecast for Sunday, May 9, predicted very steady wet and cold conditions could negatively impact both ceremonies on that day. Obviously, it was time to reconsider ‘rain or shine,’” explains President Daniel DiBiasio.

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By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The homestanding Ada baseball team fell 12-2 to league-leading Lincolnview Thursday evening in a Northwest Conference battle.

The Bulldogs fell to 6-11 and 1-6 in the NWC following the defeat. The fourth-ranked Lancers improved to 14-4 and 6-0 in the NWC with the win.

Lincolnview scored in all five iunnings of the run-rule shortened contest. They put five runs on the board in the top of the first frame and never were threatened.

Story and photos byBy Cort Reynolds
ADA - The Ada softball team was hanging with league unbeaten Lincolnview until an 11-run outburst in the sixth paved the way for a 17-3 Lancer victory in Northwest Conference softball action on a drizzly Thursday evening.

Leading 6-3 after five frames, the Lady Lancers almost batted around twice in the decisive sixth when they smacked five doubles and took advantage of three Ada errors.

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The host Ada baseball team built a big lead and held off a late Fort Jennings comeback attempt to win 7-5 Wednesday evening in a non-conference contest.

The Bulldogs snapped a five-game losing skid and improved to 6-10 following the win. The Musketeers dropped to 3-14 with the defeat.

Ada scored three runs in the home second to take the early lead and never trailed. FJ plated two runs in the top of the third to pull within a run.

The Bulldogs seized control with a four-run fifth frame to build a 7-2 cushion.

By Cort Reynolds
KENTON - The Ada tennis team climbed over the .500 mark for the first time this season with a 3-2 win at Hardin County rival Kenton under overcast skies Tuesday evening.

The Bulldogs are now 8-7 after registering their sixth win in eight matches. "We won by our usual strong singles play," said Ada head coach Dexter Woods.

Senior Miranda Wills improved to 10-4-1 this season with a convincing two-set win at first singles over Wildcat senior Cameron Zickafoose.

Story and photo by Cort Reynolds
KENTON - The Ada girls track and field team finished a solid third at the annual, six-team Hardin County meet in Kenton Tuesday evening.

Host Kenton won both the boys and girls team titles.

The Ada girls finished with 84 points, while the Bulldog boys came in sixth with 52.

Ada senior Brenna Hissong took first in the 400-meter run to pace the Lady Bulldogs. Sophomore Antonio Pettit finished first in the 110 high hurdles to post the top Bulldog boys showing.

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Karen H. Griffin, 71, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 10:47 p.m. surrounded by her family.

 Kevin Lee Montague, 62, passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2021, at 4:57 p.m. at his residence in Tiffin.

He was born on Nov. 18, 1958, in Lima, Ohio, to the late Beryl and Patricia (Graffam) Montague.

Kevin was a U.S. Army Veteran. 

By Amelia Alexander
Recently, a lovely person who reads my work on the Icon sent me a thoughtful article. While the article was written over a decade ago, it is still relevant. It tackles open discourse about overpopulation.

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5 candidates seek 4 openings on Ada council

Nov. 2 general election update

Five candidates have filed for four open spots on the Ada village council in the Nov. 2 general election, according to the Hardin County board of elections.

Robert Simmons, Republican, and Sean Beck, Democrat, filed prior to the Feb. 3, party filing date.

Jeff Oestreich, Noah Ristau and Jason Campbell have filed prior to the May 3, independent filing date, to fill out the ballot.

One additional opportunity to be on the ballot is to file as a write-in candidate. The deadline for write-in candidates to be recognized by the board of elections is Aug. 23. However, write-in candidates’ names will not be on the ballot.

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