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August 22, 2019

New chamber logo

Heather Cox, board president, and Deb Curlis, chamber director, display the new Ada Area Chamber of Commerce logo unveiled at Wednesday's Ada chamber breakfast.

Ribbon cutting for Ada Physical Therapy

Opened earlier this summer, located at 1200 S. Main St.

Ada Physical Therapy, 1200 S. Main St., Ada, which opened earlier this summer, held an open house and ribbon cutting on Aug. 21.

Tracy Scalfaro, MPT, of Arlington, is business owner.

Scalfaro said that Ada Physical Therapy offers massage and physical therapy for a number of conditions, including:
• Joint replacement
• Worker comp insurance claims
• Back pain
• Vehicular accident injuries
• Sports injuries
• Stroke rehabilitation
• Neurological disorders

Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 pm. Mondays through Fridays. Also, on staff is Tony Thorpe, PTA.

103 candles on Alice Bucher's birthday cake

Following her marriage at age 20 to Dale, the couple moved to Ada and raised their family

Long-time Ada resident, Alice Bucher, now living at Vancrest of Ada, celebrated her 103rd birthday on Aug. 14.

Mrs. Bucher was an employee at Triplett Corp., Bluffton, for 22 years, and may be the oldest living Triplett retiree.

She and her husband, Dale, had three children, two boys and one girl. Dale  was the Ada scoutmaster for many years and he also served on several community boards and organizations in Ada. He died in 1999.

Today, Mrs. Bucher has 10 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

History lesson

In 1991, the Ada Crunch U12 soccer team won the Black Swamp Soccer League tournament.

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By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The Ada volleyball team took down visiting Cory-Rawson in straight sets on a warm Wednesday night to record their first home win of the season.

The convincing 25-14, 25-23, 25-12 victory upped the Lady Bulldog record to 2-1.

"We played really well," said Bulldog second-year head coach Kyleigh Tabor. "They had a really good server going in the second set, but we came back strong in the third set."

By Cort Reynolds
KENTON - Hardin County rival Kenton blanked visiting Ada 8-0 in girls soccer play Wednesday night.

Ada fell to 0-2 after the defeat, while Kenton improved to 2-0 with the win.

The Lady Wildcats scored early and pushed the ball up the field the entire game, building a 5-0 lead by halftime. They added three more scores after intermission.

"Kenton is a strong team," said Ada head coach Doug Poling. "We played defensively for the majority of the match. We managed only four shots on goal."

Erica Bryan has been named an assistant coach for the Ohio Northern softball program.

She has previous coaching stints at Centre (Ky.) in 2017 and with current ONU head coach Jackie Price at Hiram in 2015-16.

Bryan was a four-year starter as a shortstop at Ohio Wesleyan from 2011-14. She finished her career as a .306 hitter with 139 base hits, 85 runs scored and 53 stolen bases in 148 games.

She received her bachelor's degree in sport management from OWU in 2014.

Bryan then earned her master's degree from Hiram in international studies in 2016.

Story and photo by Cort Reynolds
ADA - A lone senior returns to pace the youthful Ada cross country team this fall.

Veteran Hunter Wells is back to run the grueling sport for fourth-year head coach Josh Klein, whose combined boys/girls roster boasts nine runners. There is only one female on the team.

"We are really young and inexperienced," admitted Klein. "But the most exciting part is working with a mostly young group that is new to cross country."

By Cort Reynolds
MILLER CITY - The visiting Ada boys soccer team played to a 3-3 tie at Miller City Monday evening.

The Bulldogs (0-1-1) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first half as Jacob Poling and Skylar Williams each scored for Ada.

MC then roared back with three unanswered goals to take a 3-2 lead to intermission.

But Poling tied it up with his second goal just over 10 minutes into the second half, and the game remained scoreless the rest of the way.

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Randal L. Anderson, 63, died on Aug. 21, 2019. at his home. 

Randy was born June 2, 1956, in Bluffton to the late James and Esther (Schumacher) Anderson. 

On Oct. 28, 1978, he married Kimberly Acheson Anderson who survives.

Rick M. Hamlin, 66, died on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 at 12:51 a.m. at his residence in Dola. 

Driving on County Line Road just north of Lincoln Highway between Ada and Bluffton, the photographer saw a deer in a field.

Stopping the car and grabbing a camera, only four photos were snapped, and the deer and its fawn (see photo 2 below) disappeared into the corn field.

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Ada police break up counterfeit ring

Police recover approximately $50,000 in counterfeit currency along with items believed to have been purchased with counterfeit currency

Ada police broke up a counterfeit ring in Ada on Wednesday, (Aug. 21), according to Michael Harnishfeger, Ada police chief.

The police issued the following report:

On Wednesday, Aug. 21, at approximately 3 p.m., officers of the Ada Police Department executed a search warrant at 102 ½ N. Main St., Apartment 5, Ada, as part of an on-going investigation into the passing of counterfeit money.

Upon executing the warrant, the tenant and subject of this investigation was not home, however officers did recover approximately $50,000 in counterfeit currency along with items believed to have been purchased with counterfeit currency.

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Interesting parade through Ada - on the C Ft W & E Railroad
Paving Johnson Street, August 2019
Ada HS Varsity Singers rehearsal, July 2019
Bigpipes at the library, 6-1-19

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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.