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October 23, 2018

What a band!

Amy Spar shared this photo of the Ada High School band performing in its recent competition.

The U.N. comes to Ohio Northern

Nearly 100 high school students participate in Model UN

Nearly 100 high school students from as far away as Indianapolis and Cincinnati participated in a Model UN on the ONU campus on Saturday.

Before arriving in Ada, the students were given a country to represent and studied that nation, especially its politics. Then, on campus, the students voted in a mock General Assembly how they thought the country they represented would vote.

The difficult issues discussed were:
• Eradication of chemical and nuclear weapons;
• Managing the effects of natural disasters and climate change;
• Refugee crisis and protection of human rights.

What are you reading?

For Natalie Conn it's all about animals

By Darlene Bowers
“He's the strongest man in the world.' 'Man, yes,' said Pippi,
'but I am the strongest girl in the world, remember that.”
― Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstocking

Natalie Conn, age 11, Homeschooler in 6th grade, lifelong Ada resident

Natalie Conn’s favorite book is The Backyard Goat by Sue Weaver.

Natalie informs, “It has a bunch of good info about keeping goats as pets. I just got two mini goats and this book has helped me care for them and understand more about keeping goats as pets, including fun tricks they can do like shake, agility, pull carts and more!”

History lesson

With the Major League Baseball playoffs underway, let's check out the Ads Bulldogs baseball team of 50 seaason ago. It's...

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Junior quarterback Anthony McFadden has been tabbed the OAC Offensive Player of the Week.


McFadden racked up a career-high 373 yards through the air and accounted for five Polar Bear touchdowns in last Saturday's 49-46 victory over OAC foe Capital in Columbus. The junior completed 24-of-34 passing attempts and toss four touchdowns in the weekend shootout. His remaining touchdown was scored on the ground as the third-year signal caller registered a one-yard rushing touchdown to give Northern a 49-39 lead late in the fourth quarter.

Junior goalkeeper Meagan Grierson has claimed her third Ohio Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week award this season.


In a pair of 1-0 victories over Heidelberg and Capital last week, the junior netminder registered two clean sheets and six total saves while playing all 180 minutes in net. All six saves would come in Saturday's triumph over the Crusaders after she would go uncontested in Wednesday evening's win.

Freshman middle hitter Madi Ellis (Delphos/St. John's) has been awarded OAC Player of the Week honors.


Last week, Ellis paced the Polar Bear offense with 24 kills (3.43 kills per set), five blocks, and an impressive .524 hitting percentage in 3-2 and 3-0 victories over Heidelberg and Capital, respectively. In seven sets, the freshman would also register 42 total attacks with just two errors.

Ohio Northern is slated to return to action Tuesday evening, October 23 as they travel to Otterbein for a pivotal OAC clash. 

By Cort Reynolds

ADA - Struggling Ada will attempt to finish the 2018 season on a high note by continuing its dominance over backyard league rival Allen East this Friday.

But extending their 13-game win string over the traditional foe Mustangs will be a tough task on the road for the Bulldogs, who enter the fray having lost five in a row by an average of 41 points a game.

The Ohio Northern men's soccer program dropped a 6-0 decision to Ohio Athletic Conference front-runner Capital on a cold, damp Saturday evening at hime during their 2018 regular season home finale.


The Polar Bears move to 11-5-1 overall and to 4-3-0 in OAC action. Meanwhile, the Crusaders rise to 12-3-0 on the season with a 6-1-0 mark against the conference loop.

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During trick or treat night on Thursday, the Ada Public Library will host a Halloween party with pizza, goodies, crafts, and a costume contest with prizes. The Library asks that you make them one of your stops on Oct. 25 between 4:30-7 p.m.

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse

A Former Citizen Writes Interestingly of the Old Days

Junior quarterback Anthony McFadden has been tabbed the OAC Offensive Player of the Week.


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“Repopulating our workforce: Labor initiatives to address our drug crisis

Panel discussion Oct. 35 in Dicke Hall

A forum to address “Repopulating our workforce: Labor initiatives to address our drug crisis” will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25 in Dicke Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Panelists will include Jon Cross, president and CEO of the Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance; Dan Sheaffer, project specialist with Findlay-Hancock County Economic Development; and Jeff Sprague, president and CEO of Allen County-Allen Economic Development Group.

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Poetic License

The Icon spotted LEADDOG several places around Bluffton including Maple Crest. The plate is on a white Chrysler SUV with an "I love greyhounds" sticker on the rear window.