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April 19, 2019
 

Down on the Kindergarten farm

Ada Kindergarteners became chicken experts this week. Several chicken eggs in incubation are hatching in the classrooms. Earlier this week three had hatched in Meghan Kosier’s room and four hatched in Bridgette Jones’ room. One chick was emerging from its egg as these photos were taken. Check out the addition photos in this series.

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ReStore Community Center will change its name

Community invited to submit new name suggestions

The ReStore Community Center, 210 N. Main St., has served Ada and the surrounding communities for almost 13 years. 

While the center’s board, staff, and volunteers remain as committed as ever to continue serving the area, they will soon be doing so under a new name, and are asking the community’s help in choosing it.

“The ReStore name has served us well,” Robert Kanzig, Executive Director for the ReStore Community Center, said.  “It, for better or worse, has also served Habitat for Humanity well for longer.”

Jason Szuch: “One of the best decisions we made was to stay in Ada”

Ada chamber members hear about two local businesses

“One of the best decisions we made was to stay in Ada,” says Jason Szuch, owner of two Ada-based businesses.

“The hard-working people of Ada separate us from our competitors,” he said, complimenting the work ethic found in his hometown.

Szuch shared his two-business start-up stories with Ada Area Chamber of Commerce members during the April 17 chamber breakfast held at Ada Public Library.

Those businesses are SAY Security Group USA, and Hospitality Wi-Fi, both located at 520 E. Montford Ave., in the Ada industrial park

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Eric Turner, Tony Boutwell, Ken Williams and Shaun MacEachen were class officers of the Ada High School junior class...

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The Ohio Northern softball program bounced back from a 9-8 game one loss with a 9-8 victory in the nightcap to earn a nonconference split with in-state foe Wittenberg Monday afternoon at Betty Doughman Dillahunt Field in Springfield.

With the split, Ohio Northern moves to 18-10 overall this season. Meanwhile, the Tigers jump to 6-22 overall.

By Cort Reynolds
The visiting Ottawa Hills tennis team defeated Ada 5-0 on a warm Tuesday evening at the Ohio Northern University Marmon Courts.

Ada dropped to 9-4 with the loss. The undefeated and 12th-ranked Green Bears improved to 4-0 with the win.

OH sophomore Matthew McGee beat Ada senior Cade Mullins 6-1, 6-2 at first singles as the Bulldog fell to 12-4 with the loss. McGee was a state quarterfinalist in Div. II last spring.

By Cort Reynolds
The visiting Ada baseball team lost 13-0 at Leipsic in a non-conference bout Wednesday.

The Bulldog boys dropped to 8-6 with the defeat.

The Vikings seized control with six runs in the bottom of the first. Leipsic plated two runs in the second frame and five more in the third to put the game out of reach and win the run-rule shortened, five-inning game. 

The lone Bulldog hits were singles by senior Austin Amburgey and junior Dylan East. East also stole two bases, while sophomore Zac Swaney walked and swiped a base. 

By Cort Reynolds
The visiting Ada softball team stymied Leipsic 7-1 in a non-league game Wednesday evening.

The Lady Bulldogs improved to 8-7 with their first road victory of the season in five tries.

Sophomore hurler Leona Dalton improved to 8-6 by earning her third consecutive victory. She held the Vikings scoreless until the home seventh.

Dalton struck out seven, walked two and gave up just four aingles with no earned runs in her complete-game win.

Ada HS grad and ONU junior women's tennis player Mackenzie Wills has been awarded Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week kudos for the first time in her Ohio Northern career, the league office announced Monday afternoon.

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Alger Public Library will hold a Young Mom Support Class over four Fridays in May. Each class is from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m. in the library.

These classes will cover budgeting, nutrition, development, health and safety, among other topics.

The Van Wert Historical Society hosts the 25th annual Ohio Lincoln Highway League (OLHL) state meeting Saturday, April 27. 

A welcome and introduction will begin at 10:15 a.m. by Larry Webb of the Van Wert Historical Society. 

Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park Distict announces three programs in May of interest to Icon viewers:

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Ada council dismisses its fiscal officer

Action followed a one-hour executive session

Crystal Huffer, Ada village fiscal officer, was dismissed from her employment with the Village of Ada during action in a special council meeting held April 12.

The action resulted following a one-hour executive session by Ada council members prior to the open session of the meeting.

Council president Don Fleming moved and Jeff Oestreich seconded a motion for Huffer’s dismissal.

According to minutes from the meeting, the dismissal was “due to misfeasance, malfeasance and nonfeasance, each of which is a  group III offense as per the Village’s Policy and Procedure Manual.”

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