Ada HS marching band and color guard perform fall show 7 p.m. Friday - details here


Ada HS marching band and color guard perform fall show 7 p.m. Friday - details here

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Opening soon

You've seen the sign. It will change soon. Northern on Main is transforming to Cosi. Read the story below for the latest update.

Ada’s newest restaurant near completion - and it's well worth the wait

By Amy Eddings

The long wait is almost over for the writers, dreamers, time-wasters and schemers who have been without a hang-out since Ada’s only coffee shop, Northern On Main, closed for good last May.  Its replacement, Cosi, is slated to open in early August, according to officials at Ohio Northern University.  

The "fast-casual" restaurant chain has 98 locations, primarily in New York City, with three in Columbus.  This would be the only Cosi in northwestern Ohio.

There's gold in that football stadium...and purple and white, too

2016 is the summer that they painted the town.


The Ada watertower painting is underway. And the Ada High School football stadium is looking pretty good also, thanks to a well-deserved overhaul.

The stadium work has a hometown touch. Tom Wilcox of T.J. Painting and Repair was awarded the stadium paint job. It includes adding some purple and gold to the stadium plus a complete new coat of white.

Bulldog fans will also find a golden bulldog on his haunches under the press box. Fans will also appreciate an update on the two popular football players on the press box back side.

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Here are the Ada High School senior class officers during the 2000-2001 school year. They are Jenise Smalley, president,...

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Cinderella visits Streamline Insurance Solutions grand opening, 7-23-16
Ada HS Varsity Singers rehearsal 7-13-16
WOAL swim meet, 7-8-16
Ada school marquee, 2-24-16

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What does the MP stand for?

Here's a question for Icon readers.

What does the MP stand for which is engraved on the cornerstone of the Alger First United Methodist Church?

You'll find various Methodist names on cornerstones over the years in different towns. In 1903 this church in Alger was know as Alger Methodist Protestant Church. (Monty Siekerman photo)

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