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December 19, 2018

Jane's holiday creations

Jane Helser’s home near the intersection of Buckeye and Grand streets sports more than 30 holiday cutouts. Jane retired from Wilson’s a few years ago after working there for 48 years and sewing more than 1 million footballs. She can draw, saw, sand, and paint pretty good yard decorations, too. (Monty Siekerman photo)

Boil water advisory still in effect

Problem caused by main water break at SR 81 and Johnson

By Monty Siekerman
The Village of Ada boil advisory, affecting 122 properties in the northeast section of the town, may be lifted Wednesday or Thursday. 

A main water line broke at the intersection of State Route 81 and North Johnson Street causing the boil advisory to about one tenth of the properties in town.

The line has been repaired by village employees and on Tuesday a sample of the water was taken to Lima for testing. The village will receive a report on Wednesday or Thursday about if the water now meets EPA standards.

Final review of proposed renovation/remodeling coming

Concerning Ada's municipal building

By Monty Siekerman
What is the status of the proposed renovation and remodeling of the municipal building?

The village building and grounds committee will meet after the village council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 8, to have one final review of the plans and costs before the project is let for bid. The council meeting and committee meeting are open to the public.

History lesson

Lee Crouse provided this photo to the Icon. It’s an Ada band from the 1960s  called “The Third Dawn.” The group, back...

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LEXINGTON, Va. — The Ohio Northern wrestling program wrapped up their 2018 slate with three dual victories Monday, December 17, rolling past McDaniel (Md.), Averett (Va.), and Southern Virginia at the annual Washington & Lee (Va.) Duals in Lexington, Va.


By Cort Reynolds

ADA - Visiting Van Buren used three big runs to defeat Ada 65-26 in a non-conference girls basketball game Monday evening.

The Bulldogs fell to 1-6 overall with the loss, while the Lady Black Knights improved to 5-4 following the win.

VB raced to a 10-0 lead and later authored runs of 18-2 and 16-0 en route to posting the victory.

"They killed us on the boards," said first-year Ada head coach Morgan Bass. "We struggled to get shot opportunities. But I was proud of our effort."  

By Cort Reynolds

VAN WERT - The Ada swim team competed in a double dual meet at Van Wert this past Thursday.

The purple and gold females defeated Elida 49-41 to post the Ada win on the evening.

The Ada boys lost to Elida, 64-28.

The VW girls beat the Lady Bulldogs 58-36, and the Ada boys fell to the Cougars by a 52-37 count.

Ada junior Klava Katayama won the 400 freestyle race, and also took first in the 100 butterfly. Junior Sidney Gossard and sophomore Paige Cole also posted first-place individual wins.

By Cort Reynolds

CRIDERSVILLE - Host Perry started fast and ran past former NWC foe Ada 68-39 in non-conference boys basketball action Saturday night at Cridersville.

The Bulldogs fell to 0-6 with the defeat, while the Commodores improved to 5-1 with the victory.  

The Commodores raced to a 26-13 lead after the first quarter, and Ada inched to within 32-20 at intermission. But Perry pulled away for good on the strength of a 23-9 third quarter.

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Ada Police Clerk's Office Combining with Ada Village Clerk's Office Effective Monday, December 24, 2018

State Representative-elect Jon Cross has announced that Cort Everhart will be his legislative aide. Everhart graduated from Ada High School and Ohio Northern. Cross said, “Cort knows the district well and will be of great assistance in helping me serve the people of the 83rd district.”

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Boil water advisory in portions of Ada

In effect until further notice

The Village of Ada has issues a "boil advisory" in effect for some residents of the village. The Icon received the notice at 3:38 p.m. It follows:

A boil advisory is in effect for some residents of Ada.

The order is in effect for Ada residents at:
• Northland Mobile Home Park
• Kingswood Drive
• 500-700 block of North Main Street
• 100-200 blocks of East North Avenue
• Franklin
• Valerie
• 500-700 blocks of North Simon
• 600-700 blocks of North Johnson.

Residents in the village are being advised to boil the water before consumption. The boil water advisory is in effect until further notice.




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