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January 23, 2019

HealthWise blood pressure check

Ashley Zupancic, first-year pharmacy resident at ONU, checks the blood pressure of a client on Wednesday during a free health screening in Bluffton through the ONU HealthWise mobile clinic. The clinic's next visit to Ada is at the Ada Public Library from 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30.

Lomax: "King's speech was a watershed moment in the life of ONU"

Retired ONU history professor addresses Ada Kiwanis Club

Provided by Jon Umphress
John Lomax, retired professor of history at Ohio Northern University, told Ada Kiwanis members that “Dr. Martin Luther King’s speech at ONU in 1968 was a watershed moment in the life of the university as well as his work in leading the civil rights movement.”

King spoke at ONU on Jan. 11, 1968.

Lomax was the Kiwanis Club’s guest on Jan. 22. He said that King’s talk occurred in the midst of his ‘poor people’s campaign’ and was at the beginning of Dr. King talking against the Vietnam War.

Electronic sports coming to ONU in the fall

Esports is the newest, fastest-growing trend to hit collegiate athletics

 Ohio Northern University is launching an esports (electronic sports) program in fall 2019.

This initiative continues ONU’s emphasis on offering students well-rounded, high-impact learning experiences that allow them to pursue both their professional and personal areas of interest.

Esports will continue that focus in much the same way students have opportunities to participate in co-curricular activities such as intercollegiate and intramural athletics, the arts, and other pursuits that add to the richness of the college experience, expand students’ horizons and provide opportunities to interact with other students who have similar interests.

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BEXLEY — Senior Jenna Dirksen (Beavercreek/Carroll) netted a career-high 24 points and grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds for her first career double-double in a 68-65 loss at Capital at the Capital Center on Friday evening.

Dirksen was 8-for-16 from the floor and 4-for-8 from 3-point range to lead the Polar Bears (10-7 overall, 4-6 Ohio Athletic Conference).

ONU also got 12 points from junior Abby Weeks (West Chester/Mount Notre Dame), 10 points and eight rebounds from junior Emily Mescher (Maria Stein/Marion Local) and eight points from freshman Lexi Jacobs(Wapakoneta).

By Cort Reynolds

CONVOY - For the first 10 minutes at league favorite Crestview Friday night, the Ada boys' basketball team hung close, trailing just 15-13.

But then the Knights reeled off a 25-2 run over the next six minutes to end the half with a 40-15 lead, and they cruised to a 65-35 Northwest Conference victory. 

The Bulldog boys fell to 2-11 overall and 1-2 in the NWC with the defeat, while the Knights improved to 11-1 and 3-1 in league play with the decisive victory. 

By Cort Reynolds

VAN BUREN - Five members of the Ada varsity wrestling team competed at the two-day, 30-team Van Buren Invitational meet Friday and Saturday.

Ada finished 26th with nine points. Eastwood won the team title with 210 points, followed in second by Allen East with 150 points.

Five teams had to withdraw Saturday due to the very inclement weather conditions.

Bulldog senior Noah Arnett went 2-2 in the heavyweight division to lead Ada. 

Men's award

Ohio Northern junior Nolan Huey (Fort Collins, Colo./Fossil Ridge) has been tabbed the Ohio Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Week for the fourth time in his career.

The Ohio Northern swimming and diving meet at Oberlin on Saturday has been canceled due to the anticipated Winter Storm Harvey.

The Polar Bears' battle with Baldwin Wallace on Friday night at 7 pm at the ONU Sports Center is still on as scheduled.

Check back to ONUSports.com for more details as they become available.

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Mary K. Vermillion, 97, died on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at 10:14 a.m. at her son’s residence in Ada.

What started as a 2-hour delay became a "school closed" day for Ada schools. The school closed announcement came at 8:14 a.m. for Wednesday, Jan. 23.

BEXLEY — Senior Jenna Dirksen (Beavercreek/Carroll) netted a career-high 24 points and grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds for her first career double-double in a 68-65 loss at Capital at the Capital Center on Friday evening.

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Ada Scout Troop 124 at Saturday's Klondike Derby

Photos and story by Carl Wilkerson|
While you were inside Saturday morning preparing for the first winter storm of the season Ada Scout Troop 124 joined 29 other troops from around northwest Ohio for the annual Klondike Derby at Camp Berry just south of Findlay.

The derby is a test of the scouts’ physical endurance in pushing their own troop-built sled over several miles of trails and terrain and testing their outdoor skills at seven stops along the way.

The scouts had to build fires, administer aid first aid, tie knots, identify wildlife tracks, saw logs, orienteer, and team-build a project as quickly as possible.

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