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February 16, 2019
 

Combing through a hare

Remember your high school dissection project? Ada High School anatomy and physiology classes are involved in rabbit dissections this month. Here is a view from the Ada Bulldog Facebook. Click here for more photos.

Street project legislation on Tuesday's council agenda

Also, 2018 year-end swimming pool report

• Council's agenda is attached at the bottom of this story

Ada council will act on several pieces of legislation regarding two major street projects on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Council will consider resolutions involving agreements for:
• engineering and services for a manhole chimney reconstruction project
• material testing and services for Ream Street water replacement project
• material testing and services for Ream Street storm sewer improvements
• material testing and services for Willeke Avenue reconstruction project
• Farm lease agreement with Dan Keller

Playing by the rules

Now showing in the Elzay Gallery on the ONU campus

Exhibition celebrates the use of self-imposed constraints on the creative process and the surprisingly innovative results that can occur.

Playing by the Rules: Artists Creating Under Constraints features the work of 6 national and international artists who have used self-imposed rules in their creative process, be it comics, short stories, paintings, or haiku’s.

The exhibit is in the Elzay Gallery of the Wilson Art Center on the ONU campus.

These artists were members of Matt Madden’s online course, Build Your Own Labyrinth offered through the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the works on view are samples of the results of this course.

History lesson

Ada Fire Department about 1923-1925 on the chemical truck -

Front row - L to R- Mayor Frank...

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By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Visiting Columbus Grove earned a share of the Northwest Conference girls basketball crown with a 66-15 victory over Ada Thursday evening in the regular season finale.

Ada finished 1-20 overall and 0-8 in the NWC with the defeat. Meanwhile, Grove improved to 16-5 and ended up 7-1 in the NWC to tie Bluffton for the league crown with the decisive win.

CG came into its final league game tied atop the league standings with Spencerville and Bluffton at 6-1. Crestview was close behind at 5-2.

Cort Reynolds, Icon sports writer, had an article published in SB Nation celticsblog.com the day before the Super Bowl.

The article detailed the championship playoff history between the two coastal rivals, with an emphasis on the Celtics/Lakers championship series rivalry.

Its headline reads: Boston vs. Los Angeles, a long history of sports rivalry.

Click here to read the article.

ONU women's and men's basketball teams both defeated Heidelberg on Feb. 13. Those game stories follow.

Women's game
The Ohio Northern women's basketball team sent the program's Class of 2019 student-athletes out in style Wednesday evening, toppling Ohio Athletic Conference foe Heidelberg 53-45 inside the ONU Sports Center on Senior Night.

Senior All-American Ryan Bruns (Chickasaw/Marion Local) has been named the Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week of February 6-12.

Bruns averaged 29 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game last week as the Polar Bears (5-18 overall, 1-15 OAC) defeated Otterbein 75-70 and lost at John Carroll 90-71.

University lacrosse season begins later this month. Here’s a preview of ONU men’s and women’s team.

Men’s outlook
The Ohio Northern men's lacrosse team has been picked to repeat as Co-Champions in the Ohio Athletic Conference Preseason Coaches Poll in voting conducted by the league's 10 head coaches.

The Polar Bears received 75 points and six of the 10 first place votes in the poll.

John Carroll was also picked as a Co-Champion with 75 points and the otehr four first place votes, while Baldwin Wallace was picked to finish third with 68 points.

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ONU women’s and men’s track and field teams continue their national rankings this week. Here’s an update on both teams.

Women’s team

By Jodi Bollenbacher, Certified Physician's Assistant
Blanchard Valley Obstetrics & Gynecology

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Visiting Columbus Grove earned a share of the Northwest Conference girls basketball crown with a 66-15 victory over Ada Thursday evening in the regular season finale.

Yesterday's Top Story

Ada hosts 13th annual Hardin chamber dinner

Tickets now available for Feb. 28 event at McIntosh Center

Ada will host the 13th annual Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance dinner meeting and awards presentation on Thursday, Feb. 28.

The event is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in McIntosh Center on the ONU campus. The evening includes a 6 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. awards program, 7:15 p.m. dinner and 7:45 p.m. business meeting.

According to Jesse Purcell, director, chamber and tourism, “The meeting centers around celebrating our membership and their many accomplishments this year.”

Andy McBride, the alliance board chair, is master of ceremonies.

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ONU's Polar Express
New Leaf decorated for Christmas 2018
New Leaf decorated for Christmas 2018
Meet the 2018 Harvest and Herb queen candidates

Poetic License

RHAPSDY is a familiar Bluffton plate on a blue vehicle, driven by the Bluffton elementary music teacher, Alice Basinger. It's on a Ford Escape and is generally parked near the elementary building.