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July 19, 2018
 

350+ soccer players on campus

That’s how the game is played—no hands and lots of noggin in soccer. Cloe Perkins of Berea participates in a girl’s soccer camp at ONU. About 350 high school girls were on campus for the three-day camp last weekend. (Monty Siekerman photo)

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A weekend of sidewalk sales and a big "cruz-N-Ada"

It's all in downtown Ada

By Monty Siekerman
Ada’s Sidewalk Sales will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a big Cruz-N-Ada car and truck show slated for Saturday.

Offering bargains, most local retail merchants will be open from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. those three days. Restaurants, of course, will be open later for dinner.

What are you reading?

"The Book Thief" is on the top of the list for Rosemary Carman

By Darlene Bowers
Join us this summer as the Ada Public Library and the Ada Icon team up to share favorite books from readers of all ages all over the region. Summer is the perfect time to check out the new library renovation (if you haven’t already) and check out some books. Check the Ada Icon frequently to see who is reading what and grab some ideas for your next reading adventure.

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History lesson

Just when you think you've seen all of Ada's old photos this pops up. Leland Crouse says it's the Ada Opera House, circa...

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The Ohio Northern men's and women's swimming and diving teams are set to open the 2018-19 season under first-year head coach Austin Veltman when they take the pool at the annual Kenyon Relays held Saturday, Oct. 20.

 

The meet, which will serve as Northern's season opener for the sixth consecutive season, will be held in two different locations. The swimming portion of the event will be held at Kenyon while all divers will compete at nearby Denison located in Granville.

By Cort Reynolds

Final WOAL results: (each event winner and all Ada finishers)
Place Name Age Team Time Points (top 16 individuals score points)
Event 1 Girls 6 & Under 25 SC Meter Freestyle
1 Kelley, Burke 6 WEST-OH 26.59 20

Event 2 Boys 6 & Under 25 SC Meter Freestyle
1 Warren, Brayden D 6 BLUF-EH 24.0 20
8 Huber, Landon 6 ADA 35.45 11
12 Lewis, Louie 6 ADA 40.32 5

By Cort Reynolds

WAPAKONETA - The Ada Alligator swim team stands in fourth place at the annual eight-team West Ohio Aquatic League championship meet after the first day of competition in Wapakoneta Friday.

Westside leads the combined team standings after completion of the first 40 events with 1,593.5 points. Wapakoneta is second (1,379), followed by Bluffton (1,030) and Ada (681).

Shawnee sits fifth (567) and Kenton is sixth (534), with Van Wert seventh (304) and Sherwood last (284.5).

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The Mercantile on Main opens Thursday

Offering refurbished furniture, jewelry, children’s clothing, wood and metal art, food items, lighting, gifts, and more

By Monty Siekerman
What began as a friendship between coworkers in the office at Temple Christian School in Lima, has turned into a new retail business in the heart of downtown Ada.

Mindy Altstaetter and Jodi Callahan will open The Mercantile on Main on Thursday offering refurbished furniture, jewelry, children’s clothing, wood and metal art, food items, lighting, gifts, and more. Those wishing to sell on consignment may stop by or call.

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Glen R. Hites, age 76, of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 9:05 a.m. at Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky.

 

The Ohio Northern men's and women's swimming and diving teams are set to open the 2018-19 season under first-year head coach Austin Veltman when they take the pool at the annual Kenyon Relays held Saturday, Oct. 20.

 

The Inn at ONU has two events planned this week. Persons interested should RSVP to the Inn at 419-772-2500.

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