Merry on Main (and Santa)  Monday evening, Dec. 5 - watch for details

        

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December 2, 2016

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Ada water users: Concerning your water softener...

cycles only when needed, according to water used.
50% (1 vote)
Removed the water softener
50% (1 vote)
It's set to cycle more than once a week
0% (0 votes)
Set to cycle once a week
0% (0 votes)
Set to cycle, but I don't know how often
0% (0 votes)
Have water softener, but don't use it
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 2

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The Icon spotted BIKE ONE on a blue Honda CR-V parked on East Buckeye, just off Main Street. This drive must be a real biker.

It's beginning to look a lot like...

Sharon Music (left) and Peg Wren decorate the Century 21 Sunday Realty window. Twenty businesses are competing in an Ada Area Chamber of Commerce holiday window decorating contest this year. The public can vote on the best display during Merry on Main on Monday. Ballots will be available at the depot from 5 until 6:30 p.m. that evening. (Monty Siekerman photo)

Rudolph movie, PaintINNs, holiday craft show and lots more on Ada's calendar

Here's nearly four pages of events happening in Ada in December and January

Did you know that the movie “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” will have a free viewing at the Ada Public Library in December?

And, in December and January there’s a PaintINN at the Inn at ONU?  There’s also a holiday craft fair at Vancrest in December.

How can you keep on top of all the activities taking place in Ada during December and January?

Never fear, it's the Ada Icon Hometown Happenings December-January calendar to the rescue. Darlene Bowers compiles the calendar.

Maria Cronley named ONU provost/vice president for academic affairs

Currently associate provide at Miami

Maria Cronley has been named provost/vice president for academic affairs (VPAA) at Ohio Northern University. She will begin her duties Jan. 12, 2017. Cronley is currently associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs at Miami University in Ohio.

“We are very pleased that Dr. Maria Cronley will be joining the Ohio Northern community in this important position,” said Daniel DiBiasio, ONU president. “Her exceptional experience as a teacher, scholar and administrator will greatly benefit ONU and advance the University's academic mission.”

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The Ohio Northern women's soccer team saw three members earn National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Great Lakes Region honors for the 2016 season.

Apollo Career Center, 3325 Shawnee Road, Lima, will hold its 27th annual Christmas at Apollo Craft Show Saturday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $3, children 12 and under are free. 

Maria Cronley has been named provost/vice president for academic affairs (VPAA) at Ohio Northern University. She will begin her duties Jan. 12, 2017. Cronley is currently associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs at Miami University in Ohio.

The Ada Rotary Club will sponsor a food and wine pairing at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at The Inn.

There will be fine wines paired with food, live music, and a holiday atmosphere for the event. Cost is $47 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

Did you know that the movie “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” will have a free viewing at the Ada Public Library in December?

And, in December and January there’s a PaintINN at the Inn at ONU?  There’s also a holiday craft fair at Vancrest in December.

The Ada school board will hold a special meeting at 3:45 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, in the board room.

The meeting will be in executive session to disucss employment and compensation of public employees.

The board policy committee will meet at 5:45 p.m., Tuesday, 6.

The Ada Church of Christ, 316 S. Main, will hold a candlelight service at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, with Cornerstone Gospel Quartet and Peggy Richardson providing Christmas music.

The evening will begin with pastries and fellowship at 6 p.m. A free will offering will be taken.

A memorial service and celebration of life of Catherine "Kitty" Freed will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning, Dec. 17, in English Chapel. She died at her home on Nov. 25.  Mrs.

When do ONU students head home for Christmas break?

The colleges of Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Pharmacy and Business Administration wrap up the semester with Dec. 16 as the last day of finals. Classes resume on Jan. 17, a month's break.

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