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January 24, 2021

It's rocket science

Amelia Young is among all Ada seventh graders who want to share their science fair project with Icon viewers. Amelia's project involved hover crafts and is titled Riding on Air. Click here to view all of the presentations. Her project earned a superior rating and she is a district qualifier. Other winners are 1st place (tie): Laenen Ulrey and Alyssa Nau; 2nd place Slade Gossman; 3rd place Ayla Tabler and superior rating district qualifiers Eli Esguerra, Jacob Henson, Alyssa Madison, Jordyn Smith, Josh Thaxton and Amelia Young.

St. Mark and Sugar Grove hold community meal Jan. 27

Drive-up/walk-up meal served from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

St. Mark Lutheran Church and Sugar Grove United Methodist Church will hold its "Last Wednesday Community Meal"  Wednesday Jan. 27. The meal will be served at St. Mark, 125 S. Johnson St.

The meal will be served drive up/walk up only and is free to the community.  The menu includes chicken and noodles, potatoes, green beans and pie.

The meal runs 5  to 6:30 pm. Current safety protocols will be observed.

Sheila Coressel will chair ambulance district board in 2021

Ada-Liberty Joint Ambulance District board will meet on the third Monday of each month

Sheila Coressel will chair the Ada-Liberty Joint Ambulance District board in 2021. The announcement was made following the reorganization of that board on Jan. 18, according to Nancy Kindle, board fiscal officer.

Board members include:
 Jeff Acheson, representing Liberty Township
Sheila Coressel, board chair, representing village of Ada
Terry Keiser, member at large

Meetings are held at 5:30 p.m., in the EMS building at 530 N. Gilbert St. The 2021 meetings are on the third Monday of each month:

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This revealing two-page spread photograph from the 1967 Ada High School yearbook shows the Ada crowd, cheerleaders and...

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By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Full-court pressing Crestview reeled off the first 14 points of the game and went on to post a convincing 77-34 win over host Ada in Northwest Conference girls basketball play Thursday evening.

Bulldog sophomore playmaker Courtney Sumner topped both teams with 21 points, 18 of which came in the second half after the outcome was decided.

By Cort Reynolds
ARLINGTON - Arlington senior guard Zavier Thornton drained nine three-point baskets to lead the homestanding Red Devils to a 66-50 victory over spunky Ada in a non-league boys basketball contest Tuesday night.

Thornton tossed in a game-high 31 points to keep the upset-minded Bulldogs at bay. Arlington knocked down 11 triples and pumped in 42 second-half points to pull away from what was a close contest at intermission.

Bad starts to each half dug Ada holes that were too deep to climb out of.

By Tim Glon
The Ohio Northern women's track and field team will go with the youth movement in 2021 under 12th-year head coach Jason Maus.

The Polar Bears welcome back 17 letterwinners from its 2020 squad that went 48-21 and finished fifth in the Ohio Athletic Conference indoors last season before the outdoor campaign was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Freshmen make up 17 of the Polar Bears' 35-woman roster, but ONU welcomes back 41 of the team's 59 points scored in the OAC Indoor Championships a year ago.

By Tim Glon
ADA — The Ohio Northern men's basketball team ended its 2019-20 season on a three-game winning streak.

Fifth-year head coach Rich Bensman hopes to use that momentum as his young and talented squad hits the floor in a 12-game, covid-19 shortened 2021 campaign this January.

Bensman welcomes back three starters and nine lettermen back from last year's squad that went 9-16 overall and was 5-13 in the Ohio Athletic Conference.

By Cort Reynolds
RIDGEWAY - The Ada girls basketball team got hot late but lost a cold-shooting 42-40 non-league contest at county rival Ridgemont Monday evening.

Both teams shot well under 40 percent from the field in the hard-fought battle.

The Lady Bulldog record fell to 3-10 with the tough loss, while the Lady Golden Gophers evened their mark at 7-7 after the win.

"We shot terrible," said Ada third-year head coach Morgan Bass. 

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Ada High School sophomores will be among more than 600 sophomores in Apollo Career Center’s 11-member district visiting Apollo during  411Blast, scheduled Jan. 25-28.

Ada students will visit from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27.

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Hardin Sheriff's Department offers free app

Smartphone application provides ways to contact with residents

Hardin County Sheriff Keith Everhart announced this week the release of the department’s new smartphone application.

This app will provides a way for the sheriff’s office to connect with Hardin County residents and visitors, providing information quickly and efficiently to anyone with a smartphone.

The Hardin County Sheriff’s Office app is available for download for free in the App Store and Google Play. Search “Hardin County Sheriff OH”.

The app was developed by TheSheriffApp.com.

“The app offers quick access to items of public interest and is easy to use,” said Everhart.

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