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March 29, 2015

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United Methodist bishop preaches in Ada

Ada's First United Methodist Church will have the West Ohio Conference bishop as its preacher on Palm Sunday. Click for details.


How frequently do you get out of Ada or Liberty Township?

Sign of the times

Here's an inviting sign on South Main Street, Ada. And while you are at it, stop in for one of those famous Ada Icon cinnamon buns.

Face it - there's lots of polar bears in Ada, just don't get too close to this one

By Monty Siekerman
An interesting piece of art at King-Horn on campus is viewed by many people every day. It's the face of a polar bear. Up close, the installation looks like a bunch of blurred tiles. As you move away from the art piece, the image of the school's mascot becomes clearer and clearer...intriguing, bordering on "participatory art," never boring no matter how many times you pass by, and often talked about by those who come upon it...almost stops you in your tracks, unexpectedly. We asked the artist to comment on her work...here is her reply:

Drum roll please...here's the Ada school honor roll

12TH GRADE: Alexis Amburgey, Noah Beach, Cort Everhart, Steven Gray, Blake Hall, Allison Howard, Terra Hunter, Gabriella Linnon, Abby Petersen, Nolan Roberts, Cody Stransky, Victoria Wyss.

11TH GRADE: Benjamin Bowers, Alexandra Boyadzhiev, Brayden Sautter, Alissa Schlachter, Megan Simon, Katey Stuart, Kyley Stuart, Casey Swick.

10TH GRADE: Ashley Breidenbach, Rielyn Castle, Taryn Fullom, Kaitlyn Long, Meredith Marshall, Elizabeth Milks, Meredith Morgan, Grace Nelson, Jackson Secor, Haley Wyss.

The Iconic Photo Gallery

History lesson

Here is a photo of the Ada schools "The Speaker" staff from 30 school years ago. We will invite someone from this photo...

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Ada ReStore Senior Dance, 3-24-15
ONU Delta Sigma Phi's Polar Plunge, 2-21-15
Southbound I-75 between SR 68 and 235, 2-14-15
Emmelina Bales, Teens for Jeans, 1-29-15

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15 minus with Jonathan Wey - talking about his composition for First United Methodist

Jonathan Wey of Ohio Northern University has composed a piece titled "Unless the Lord Builds the House" for the formal dedication of the Ada First United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 12.

The 6-7 minute long piece will be sung by the church's Chancel Choir and ONU University Singers accompanied by piano and French horn. We caught up with Wey for a feature in our series "15 Minutes With."

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