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September 21, 2018

Engineering marvel on Main

Spider webs are more apparent this time of year, especially on a moist, foggy morning. The boxwood at Liberty National Bank showed the handiwork of spiders building their traps to catch a meal. Spiders are beneficial because they feed on insects that are pests. Cobwebs are intricate marvels of engineering, beautiful and strong. Halloween is about a month away, but by then a cold freeze will have either killed the arachnids or forced then into hibernation mode. Ada residents will need to buy “webs” at stores to decorate their bushes for Halloween because the real thing won’t be around by the holiday. (Monty Siekerman photo)

Line up starts before 8 a.m.

Wilson Sporting Good garage sale Sept. 29

By Monty Siekerman
By 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, hundreds of people will be in a line near Wilson Sporting Good Co. factory on East Liberty Street. They are there to get bargains on footballs, basketballs, baseball gloves, golf and tennis items, and equipment for many other sports.

The sale runs from 8 a.m. until noon for parents and grandparents looking for Christmas gifts for kids, for coaches, and for many other reasons. Is the sale worth going to? The hundreds of people who attend will attest to the fact that, “Yes it is.”

Dogs also enjoy Harvest and Herb Fest'

Just take it from these canine owners

Photos and story by Monty Siekerman
Dogs enjoyed the Harvest and Herb Fest, as well as their owners. It’s a day for puppies to see lots of sights and smells from the aroma of funnel cakes to bees wax. A few dogs met up with their furry friends from the new Ada Dog Park.

Ada is not a particularly dog friendly town compared to other places. You’ll see “No Dogs Allowed” on several businesses. However, those working in the village government offices are always glad to see pooches.

History lesson

What a great snapshot.

Although we don't know the exact location of this photo, it's in the Ada neighborhood....

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By Cort Reynolds

VAN BUREN - The Ada girls soccer team lost a road match to Van Buren Wednesday evening, 6-0.

The Lady Bulldogs fell to 3-6 with the defeat.

VB scored two quick goals late in the first half to take a 2-0 lead to intermission. The Black Knights then added four goals in half two, some in the final minutes, to win going away.

"We faced a very tough Van Buren team, but we played them very even for the first 35 minutes of the match," said Ada head coach Doug Poling.

GAMBIER — The Ohio Northern volleyball team, ranked 15 nationally, used a balanced offensive attack to sweep Kenyon 25-18, 25-16, 25-20 on Wednesday night at Tomisch Arena.


The Polar Bears improve to 10-3 on the season, while the Ladies fall to 9-3.

Junior Chelsea Huppert (Bremen, Ind.) had a team-high 12 kills, while junior Sydney Bapst(Grove City) and freshman Madi Ellis (Delphos/St. John's) had nine kills each to lead ONU.

By Cort Reynolds

COLDWATER - The Ada girls soccer team was shut out 4-0 at Coldwater in a makeup match Tuesday evening.

The Lady Bulldogs fell to 3-5 with the defeat.

Coldwater scored all four of its goals in the first half.

"The first 15 minutes were evenly matched," said Ada head coach Doug Poling.

Coldwater then broke the scoreless tie to net the first goal by getting past the Bulldog defense for a breakaway shot.

The Lady Cavaliers then tallied three more goals before intermission.

By Cort Reynolds

BLUFFTON - Ada junior Ethan Hull continued his strong play by finishing first in a regular-season ending Northwest Conference tri-match Tuesday evening at the Bluffton Golf Course.

Hull fired a career-best 41 to lead all golfers in the 18-player field.

Paulding won the event with 175 strokes, followed by Bluffton (182) and Ada, which shot a solid 196.

Bulldog senior Austin Amburgey also posted a career-low round of 48.

Sophomore Brevin Sizemore carded a 51 while senior Rob Allison registered a 56.

By Cort Reynolds

ADA - The Ada boys soccer team whipped visiting New Knoxville 5-1 Tuesday evening.

The Bulldogs improved to 5-2 with the win.

Chris Reyes scored two goals to pace the Ada offense along with Brendan Sheridan, who dished out three assists and netted a goal.

Nick Kamatali and Skylar Williams each tallied a goal.

Jon Allen and Jacob Poling both had one assist.

Keeper Drew Hadley made eight saves in goal.

The Bulldogs visit NCOSA rival Van Buren Thursday, Sept. 20

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Poetic License

Bluffton Icon viewer Del Gratz took a photo of this plate with his cell phone in Arlington. And, no, we don't know the story behind it.

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Four from Ada among Hardin Leadership grads

Patty King, J. Mark Wipper, Jamie Hall, Rhett Grant

Four members of the Ada community are among graduates in the 26th Hardin Leadership program on Oct. 11.

They are:
Patty King—Quest Federal Credit Union
J. Mark Wipper—ONU, Colege of Arts and Sciences
Jamie Hall—Ada Village Administrator
Rhett Grant—Ada Public Library

Nineteen Hardin Leadership 2018 participants will be recognized for
completing the eight session program on Thursday,  Oct. 11, at the
Elk’s Lodge Banquet Room, 117 E. Franklin St., Kenton. 

Gathering begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner buffet beginning at 6 p.m. 

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“Unexpected Decisions,” focusing on advanced directives and Ohio DNR, will be presented on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 12-1 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 Elm St., Bluffton.  The presentation is approved for one contact hour for social workers and nurses.

The Alger Library’s Free Family Movie Night will be held on Friday, September 28 at 6:30 p.m.  The featured film will be “Avengers: Infinity War”.  A free snack will also be provided. All are welcome.

As part of Bluffton’s Fall Festival, the Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) Service Group is holding its annual Silent Auction from now through noon Saturday, Sept. 22.  All items are displayed in the Mennonite Memorial Home lobby, 410 W. Elm Street, Bluffton.

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Meet the 2018 Harvest and Herb queen candidates
Sandy Neely ceremony, 6-22-18
The Cadets perform at ONU, 6-2018
2018 Made in Ada Wilson Football Festival poster

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