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April 21, 2021

Batter up

Ada's Cameron Bober is at bat against Ridgemont. Cameron doubled twice in the Bulldog's 12-2 week over the Gopher's last week. (Cort Reynolds photo) Click here for the story,

Saturday is Ada prom night

Here's this year's king and queen candidates

After a one-year absence, Ada High School’s prom returns on Saturday, April 24. The event is scheduled for Crimson Lane and it follows all current CDC and Hardin County Health Department event guidelines.

Due to the current guidelines the Grand March will not take place this year. Only prom guests with tickets and event workers are permitted at the venue.

The prom committee offers a thank you to everyone for helping make this event safely happen in support of Ada students.

A king and queen will be announced following voting at the prom. Voting takes place as student enter Crimson Lane. Each of the candidates is an Ada HS senior.

You're a Good Man Charlie Brown!

On the Ada HS stage April 30-May 1-2

Charlie Brown comes to the Ada High School stage as the school presents the musical “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown!”

Performances are in the school auditorium at 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 30, and May 1, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 2. Masks are required.

The production is based on the popular comic strip “Peanuts.”

Members of the cast follow:
Jacob Thaxton – Charlie Brown
Olivia Thomas – Sally Brown
Alaina Robirds – Lucy Van Pelt
Mitchel Frazier – Linus Van Pelt
Jacob Bassitt – Schroeder
Alyssa Wince – Snoopy
Kameron Mooney – stage manager

History lesson

If you reverse "47" you end up with "74," which is year of this week's historic Ada photo. 

It's the 1974 Ada High...

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By Cort Reynolds
COLUMBUS GROVE - The Ada boys and girls track and field teams competed at the annual 13-school Columbus Grove Invitational meet Friday.

Anna won the girls team title with 139 points, while host Columbus Grove took second with 94 points. The Ada girls finished tied for ninth with a dozen points.

Grove captured the boys crown with 178 points. Anna was a distant second with 77 points, while the Bulldog boys came in 12th with two points.

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The homestanding Ada baseball team crushed county rival Ridgemont 12-2 in a run-rule shortened, non-conference mismatch Friday evening.

Ada's record improved to 3-5 overall with the win. Ridgemont dropped to 3-5 with the defeat.

The Bulldogs led 2-1 after the opening frame. Ada tacked on five more runs to build their lead to 7-1 after four innings. Speedy senior Jacob Poling scored the seventh run after scoring from second base on an infield hit and error.

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Host Ada whipped Hardin County rival Ridgemont 10-0 in a non-conference softball game Friday evening.

The Lady Bulldogs improved to 6-4 overall with the victory. The Lady Gophers dropped to 6-2 with the five-inning, run-rule shortened defeat.

By Cort Reynolds
ELIDA - The visiting Ada tennis team  won all three singles matches over Elida to pave the way for a tight 3-2 victory on a windy Monday evening.

The purple and gold netters improved to 3-5 with the "Battle of the Bulldogs" win over their Western Buckeye League opponent. Elida fell to 1-6 with the defeat.

Ada senior Miranda Wills improved to 4-4 this season at first singles with a straight-sets triumph over her senior opponent.    

Look for Ada vs. Ridgemont report on Tuesday
By Cort Reynolds
McGUFFEY - The visiting Ada baseball swept two games in a split non-conference doubleheader at McGuffey Saturday to run their win streak to three games.

Ada's record improved to .500 at 5-5 with the pair of wins. USV dropped to 2-7, and Botkins fell to 6-6 with the defeats to the Bulldogs.

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News alert: Snow expected. Snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches. Localized amounts up to 5 inches are possible. Snow may mix with or transition to all rain at times early this evening.

By Cort Reynolds
COLUMBUS GROVE - The Ada boys and girls track and field teams competed at the annual 13-school Columbus Grove Invitational meet Friday.

Yesterday's Top Story

In-person commencement returns to ONU

Two May weekends for the classes of 2020 and 2021

Ohio Northern University to host in-person commencement ceremonies for Classes of 2021, 2020

Ohio Northern University will host in-person commencement ceremonies in May to honor the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2020, the latter of which had its ceremony postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The events will be held rain or shine at Dial-Roberson Stadium in order to comply with Ohio Department of Health guidelines and to allow graduates to bring guests.

The ceremonies will take place at the following dates and times:

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

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