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December 10, 2018

Never too young for Santa

Vancrest’s third annual holiday craft fair drew a large crowd of buyers to see the wares being offered by 35 vendors this year. And, those attending with youngsters received a free photo with Santa at this year’s event. Thirteen-day-old Harlow and sister, Halynn, 2, visit Santa at Vancrest on Saturday. They are the children of Adam and Danielle Hawk of Harrod. (Monty Siekerman photos)

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Major interior redo underway at McDonald's

Inside closed; drive thru remains open

By Monty Siekerman
A major interior redo of Ada McDonald’s is underway and scheduled for completion on Dec. 21. The drive thru remains open, but the inside is closed until construction is complete.

There will be new interior design, seating, flooring, and painting. The interior will include a kiosk to order from, but customers may continue to order from a cashier, if they choose. The local restaurant will continue to have a patio, but the seating and tables will be new. The drive thru and parking areas will remain the same.

Ken Lauria, Ada's newest council member

Appointed to replace Beth Fenton's unexpired term

By Monty Siekerman
Who is Ken Lauria, the new village councilman appointed to fill the unexpired term of Beth Fenton who recently resigned to help the Red Cross?

Ken has both an engineering degree and law degree, is part owner of a company, and is probably best known locally for his work helping to organize and raise money for the Ada Dog Park.

He is married to Cathy Cole, general manager and part owner of Cole Motor Sales. Ken and Cathy probably will be the first married couple to serve on Ada Village Council at the same time.

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Here is an announcement of a new mausoleum at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada, from 1907. Information and sketch is...

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By Cort Reynolds

NAPOLEON - Ada's Klava Katayama recorded two individual wins to pace the Bulldog swim teams at the 17-team Wildcat Invitational in Napoleon Saturday.

Ada junior Katayama won the 200 individual medley race. She also took first in the 100 butterfly. Katayama won the 200 freestyle event last year at Napoleon.

The Lady Bullogs finished eighth out of 16 teams, and the Bulldogs boys came in 12th out of 17 squads.

Napoleon won the girls team title with 530 points, with Lima Shawnee and Ottawa-Glandorf tied for second.

By Cort Reynolds

MIDDLE POINT - The Ada varsity wrestling team finished 10th out of 11 teams at the annual Lancer Invitational meet at Lincolnview Saturday.

Bulldog freshman Jermey Cameron finished fourth at the 113 lb. division to pace Ada. Ada sophomore Colton Biederman finished fifth in the 120 lb. bracket to post the other top-six placing.

"Jermey Cameron wrestled better than his finish, he was aggressive in every match," said Ada head coach Eric Perkins. "He just made a couple mistakes that put him in some tough spots he couldn’t work out of."

By Cort Reynolds

ADA - Visiting Ottoville put together a 14-0 fourth quarter spurt to pull away from feisty Ada and defeat the Bulldogs 63-43 in non-league boys basketball action Saturday night.  

Ada fell to 0-4 with their second tough home defeat in as many nights, while Ottoville improved to 2-1 with the win.

"Fatigue played a factor," said Bulldog third-year head coach Dre White. "We made a run to get it down to seven early in the fourth, but then it got away.

"They ran nine or more guys at us. We have to develop more depth and get more scoring."

ALLENDALE, Mich. & FINDLAY, Ohio — Senior All-American Ian McVey (Stow/Munroe Falls) and senior thrower Tia Harris (Newton Falls) rewrote the Ohio Northern track and field record books this weekend, headlining the efforts of 10 ONU men's and women's track and field student-athletes who competed at the GVSU Holiday Open and the 2018 Oiler Open on Friday and Saturday, respectively, to kick off the new indoor season.

BEXLEY — The Ohio Northern men's basketball team shot just 29.8% from the floor Saturday afternoon, dropping a 79-53 contest at OAC foe at Capital.

The Polar Bears fall to 3-5 overall and 0-3 in the OAC. Meanwhile, the Crusaders improve to 6-2 and 3-0 in conference play.

Freshman Daniel Unruh (Elida) scored 13 points and added six rebounds to pace the Polar Bear offense. Senior All-American Ryan Bruns contributed 12 points and nine rebounds.

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Once again, the Ada Public Library will sponsor two times to make gingerbread houses:
4-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13
3-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14

Yusuke Muramatsu, an engineer at ATI, will give a Japanese cooking demonstration at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the Ada Public Library. The program is free and open to the public.

By Cort Reynolds

NAPOLEON - Ada's Klava Katayama recorded two individual wins to pace the Bulldog swim teams at the 17-team Wildcat Invitational in Napoleon Saturday.

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Beth Fenton enters "challenging and rewarding" time of life

Resigns from Ada council; will devote time volunteering for Red Cross

By Monty Siekerman
Beth Fenton has resigned from village council to devote time volunteering for the Red Cross in a position she describes as “challenging and rewarding.” 

In her new capacity with the Red Cross, Beth will be deployed as part of a disaster action team in the United State or internationally.  She has been deployed twice in the past year, once to Florida for Hurricane Irma, then to North Carolina for Hurricane Florence.

She said that members of the disaster action teams work 12-hour days for seven days, then have a day off. She described the experiences as “emotionally intense.” 

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REFMAN - Spotted on a black Equinox on the ONU campus during a wrestling tournament.