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November 19, 2018

Two seasons in one

A peek out of the window on Thursday brings to mind two overlapping seasons: fall and winter. Should Ada residents busy themselves with raking leaves or shoveling snow...or maybe be content with sitting in front of the fireplace, hoping the leaves will blow away and the snow will melt? Leaves fell late this year. A light snow arrived early. (Monty Siekerman)

More than 250 expected for ReStore's Thanksgiving dinner

Tuesday - doors open at 3:30 p.m.

By Monty Siekerman
ReStore plans to serve a Thanksgiving dinner on Tuesday to more than 250 residents. It’s a free meal with all of the traditional fixins’.

Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Serving will be from 4-6 p.m.

The dinner not only feeds people, but also provides an opportunity to socialize with friends and neighbors at Thanksgiving time.  All of the trimmings will be there: turkey, ham, cranberry sauce, dressing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, corn, dinner rolls, salad, and beverages.

Full house last year when 233 people were served Thanksgiving dinner at ReStore.

Leaf pickup - yes, it all depends upon the weather

And this fall Jack Frost and Mother Nature made things difficult

By Monty Siekerman
Leaf pickup in Ada is in full swing.

Members of the village street department follow the schedule (below) as best as possible depending on the weather. Leaves have fallen later this year and the cold, wet weather has kept some homeowners from raking the leaves to the curb.

Hopefully, residents will have the leaves raked and the village will have them picked up by the first week of December.

History lesson

From the 1920s to the 1940s the ZoRoLo company, located on East Buckeye Avenue, back of the Liberty bank in Ada, made a...

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MEADVILLE. Pa. — The Ohio Northern women's basketball team capped off an undefeated opening weekend with a 74-56 victory over tournament host Allegheny (Pa.) Saturday afternoon in the Allegheny Tip-Off Tournament, giving head women's basketball coach Michele Durand her 300th victory in her 18-year tenure at ONU.

WINNECONNE, Wis. — Senior All-American Ian McVey (Stow/Munroe Falls) earned All-America honors for the second consecutive season by finishing fifth out of 280 runners in 24:37 at the 2018 NCAA Division III Men's Cross Country Championships on a cold Saturday afternoon at Lake Breeze Golf Course.

McVey posted his second consecutive top-10 finish at the championships, as he was 10th in 24:37 as a junior in 2017.

The top 40 runners earn All-America honors.

Junior diver Libby Sartschev  claimed both the 1-meter and 3-meter diving competitions to lead the Ohio Northern women's swimming and diving program to a 135-88 victory over Wittenberg Friday evening at the ONU Sports Center.

With the win, the Polar Bears improve to 2-1 overall while the Tigers drop to 0-4 on the season.

In addition to Sartchev's diving dominance, ONU saw five individuals and a relay team earn victories in the swimming portion of the evening.

MEADVILLE, Pa. — The ONU women's basketball program raised the curtain on its 2018-19 season in winning fashion Friday afternoon, defeating Chatham (Pa.) 70-43 in the opening game of the Allegheny (Pa.) Tip-Off Tournament in Meadville, Pa..

Northern begins the new season with a 1-0 overall record following the victory. Meanwhile, the Cougars suffer their first loss this season and fall to 3-1 overall.

The Ohio Northern men's swimming and diving program upended in-state rival Wittenberg Friday evening, capturing the team's first non-conference dual victory this season with a 141-82 win over the Tigers at the ONU Sports Center.


The Polar Bears secured seven titles in 13 total events to move the program to 2-1 in dual meets in the 2018-19 campaign. Meanwhile, the Tigers drop to 1-3 overall.

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The Alger Memorial Festival Committee is sponsoring a country-style breakfast on Saturday, December 1 from 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. They will be serving biscuits, sausage gravy, hash-browns, scrambled eggs, fried apples, sausage patties and a beverage.


The ONU Holiday Spectacular played to four sold out performances at the Freed Center and now moves on to the Civic Center in Lima.

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Troy Erickson new school board member

Replaces Nancy Wood Allison

By Monty Siekerman
Troy Erickson is the new school board member replacing Nancy Wood Allison who moved from the school district. Troy and his wife Tara, both AHS graduates, are parents of three children now attending Ada Schools: Abby, a junior; Meghan, an eighth grader; and Brody, a sixth grader.

Troy, 44, formerly coached Ada softball and baseball teams. He has been an Ada fireman for 23 years and currently is assistant chief. The family attends Ada First Presbyterian Church.

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