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October 1, 2020
 

Even cowboys wear masks

It takes everyone to keep the covid-19 pandemic at bay, including these two cowboys on the Remington Walk on the west end of the ONU campus. It appears that the Remington sculptures are aware of the issues of the day. (From ONU website)

Ada police seeing cases of residents falling victim to scams

Legitimate agencies will never ask for money over the phone

Michael Harnishfeger, Ada police chief, issues a scam warning today on the Ada Police Facebook.

He wrote that while reviewing several cases that have come into the police department he noticed that several residents have fallen victim to online or phone scams.

Here’s the police department's advice to residents:

It seems like every day I receive one or two phone calls that start by asking me to "please do not hang up." This is my instant cue to hang up. 

I have found that hanging up on any, even remotely, suspicious call is the best way to keep my information safe and protect myself from identity theft.

Meet the October Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative Ada HS student of the month

Jacob Bassitt is active in countless school and community activities

Jacob Bassitt, an Ada High School senior, is the October Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative Ada student of the month.

Jacob is active in several school organizations including:
• Varsity Singers
• Ada HS swim team
• Ada HS Drama Club
• Ada HS student council vice-president
• Ada HS pep band

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Ada High School Latin Club 1960-61 – 

Back row from left, Mike Bowden, Etoile Heifner, Bruce Noe, Dolores Taylor,...

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By Tim Glon
ADA — The Ohio Northern men's soccer program received the Team Academic Award from the United Soccer Coaches for 2019-20.

This marks the 13th consecutive year that the Polar Bears were honored with the award by having a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Northern's 13 awards ties it with Baldwin Wallace for the most among Ohio Athletic Conference schools.

The Polar Bears finished 13-6-3 overall, 5-3-1 in the OAC and advanced to the NCAA III Tournament in 2019 under first-year head coach Chris Matejka.

FROM ONU WEBSITE - Ever since exercise physiology major Wil Rankin fell in love with football as a player, he knew he never wanted to leave football behind.

That’s why he decided to pursue a career in strength and conditioning. His ultimate goal? To become a strength and conditioning coach for a Division I college football team.

Thanks to his networking expertise and determined efforts, he was able to try his dream on for size the summer before his senior year as a strength and conditioning intern for the University of Oregon football team.

By Cort Reynolds
LIMA - The Ada cross country teams competed at the Bath Invitational Tuesday.

"We had a great night," said Bulldog head coach Josh Klein. "Both girls ran under 30 minutes again."

Bulldog freshman Melia Santillanez ran a personal-best time of 29:24 to finish 57th out of 63 female runners in the meet. Classmate Elsie Allen came home at 29:39, good for 58th place. 

Junior Riley Ferguson paced the Bulldog boys with a time of 21:27 to cross the finish line 58th out of 115 runners.

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The host Ada volleyball team lost in straight sets to Lima Central Catholic in a non-league match Tuesday night.

The 25-15, 25-10, 25-17 defeat dropped the Lady Bulldog overall record to 7-8. LCC won behind strong serving and powerful hitting to improve to 8-7.

"Our serve receive wasn't as strong as in the past," said Bulldog third-year head coach Kyleigh Tabor said. "But LCC had a lot of good servers. They kept us off balance with their serves.

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The visiting Bluffton girls soccer team shut out Ada 5-0 on a wet Monday evening at the park as the Pirate girls clinched at least a tie for the Northwest Conference crown.

Bluffton improved to 8-2-1 overall and 6-0 in NWC play with their seventh consecutive win. Ada fell to 2-8 overall and 0-4 in NWC action with the defeat. 

Laykin Garmatter and Reagan Mittendorf each netted a pair of goals to pace the Pirate girls to victory.

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The Kenton Hardin Health Department will hold a drive-thru flu shot clinic this weekend. Check the map below for the traffic flow proceedure.

It is Saturday, Oct. 3, in the parking lot under the Health Department in Kenton and the hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Icon viewers experienced a 49-degree temperature range in September, with a low of 38 degrees on Sept. 19 and a high of 87 degrees on Sept. 8.

By Tim Glon
ADA — The Ohio Northern men's soccer program received the Team Academic Award from the United Soccer Coaches for 2019-20.

This marks the 13th consecutive year that the Polar Bears were honored with the award by having a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.

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In late October Ada will hold an event with masks required

And few participants are complaining

Note: Ada Kiwanis Club will hold a Halloween parade this year.

In late October Ada will hold an event with masks required and few participants are complaining.

Mayor Dave Retterer announced that trick-or-treating will take place in the village from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29.

Like most Ohio communities, Ada awaited the covid-19 guidelines from the governor’s office before making an announcement. That green light arrived last week.

Click here to read the recommended best practices for trick-or-treating from the governor.

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