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May 29, 2020
 

Here's to the heroes

Drive south on Ada's Main Street and you will see this message on the lawn of Community Health Professionals. It reads: Thank you to all the hard working heroes."

Ada well represented in this year's Hardin Sports Hall of Fame

Isaac Spar $500 scholarship recipient • Melissa Gossard in this year's induction class

Isaac Spar of Ada High School and Trey Jefferies of Kenton High School are each recipients of a $500 scholarship from the Hardin County Sports Hall of Fame.

The announcement was made by Wes Davis, sports hall director, and Robert Simmons, scholarship chairperson.

The sports hall honors outstanding athletes, teams, individuals and groups who have made contributions on and off the athletic field.  

Robert Alexander pens opinion column on CNN website

Electoral College's glitch can't be easily fixed

“The Electoral College continues to be perhaps the most maligned feature in our Constitution. It will be front and center Wednesday when the Supreme Court hears arguments concerning a seemingly small but essential part of the complicated process we use to select the president and vice-president of the United States.”

Ada resident and Ohio Northern University professor of political science wrote the above statement as an opinion column published earlier this month posted on CNN.

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Isaac Spar of Ada High School and Trey Jefferies of Kenton High School are each recipients of a $500 scholarship from the Hardin County Sports Hall of Fame.

The announcement was made by Wes Davis, sports hall director, and Robert Simmons, scholarship chairperson.

The sports hall honors outstanding athletes, teams, individuals and groups who have made contributions on and off the athletic field.  

Ada Icon sports writer, Cort Reynolds, has an article he wrote posted this week on the SB Nation, Celtics blog.

The article title is "Remembering Gerald Henderson’s overlooked contributions to the Celtics’ epic 1984 championship." The article was posted as part of "Underdog Week" on the SB National family of websites.

Click here to read the article.

During its May meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to expand the OHSAA football playoffs from eight schools per region to 12 beginning in the 2021 season. The 9-0 affirmative vote was given to a recommendation from the OHSAA staff, which was based on a proposal from the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association.

 Senior Maggie Krause (Chagrin Falls/Kenston) and sophomores Andrew Buderer (Oak Harbor) and Nate Dean (Euclid/Villa Angela Saint Joseph) have been named All-America in Indoor Track & Field for 2020 by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Normally, the top eight finishers in each event earn All-America honors by the NCAA.

Senior Seth Transue (Plain City/Jerome), junior Cash Thompson (Lake Odessa, Mich./Lakewood) and freshman Chase Sumner (Ada) have been named All-America in Wrestling for 2020 by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.

Sumner was a late addition to the NCAA Championships after finishing fourth at the 149-pound weight class at the Central Regional Championships.

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The two-page Hardin County Sheriff's log for May 27 and 28 is in the attachment at the bottom of this story.

Marcene Jane Pope, 79 of Paragould, Arkansas, passed away at 8:56 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

She was born on Jan. 5, 1941 in Bluffton, Ohio, to Oscar and Vera (Herr) Zimmerman who preceded her in death. Marcene married Joseph Pope on Sept. 25, 1960 and they later divorced. 

In cooperation with Ada schools, the Ada Icon will post each of the Ada High School class of 2020 seniors in the spotlight. Holden Purdy is today's senior in the spotlight.

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Presenting the Ada High School graduates of 2020

The 137th annual commencement was one-of-a-kind • Watch it on the Icon

"You may now more your tassle to the other side of your mortar board. You've offiically graduated from Ada High School" Meri Skilliter, Ada superintendent.

Did you miss the 137th annual Ada High School commencerment ceremony? There are several reasons that may have happened.

The good news is that the school compiled a video involving each graduate and it's almost as if you were there in the audience. And, its gaining raving reviews on the Ada Bulldogs Facebook.

The ceremony was originally shows on WOSN on May 24. It's now on the Icon in the YouTube below. Sit back and enjoy it.

 

 

 

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