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April 3, 2020

Party time

Here's a screen shot from Ada Bulldogs Facebook. It appears tha the Ada High School Film Club is alive and well. They used Netflix Party to pull this off.

If all goes as planned Ada HS prom takes place June 15

School: "We do have some other options should this not work for some reason"

Here's additional school updates from the Ada school website.

 The date of prom has been moved. Clearly, when this “Stay at Home” order is lifted, our amazing hosts at Crimson Lane will be booked every weekend for a long time. So, we were able to get a week night date, after school will be done for the summer.

 The new date is Monday, June 15. We wanted everyone to have that date. We do have some other options should this not work for some reason.

April's school food pickup schedule

Remember - no meal delivery April 13

With Ada school closure extended through May 1, Meri Skilliter, Ada school superintendent provided this update on school food distribution for the month.

Here is a schedule of the distribution/pick up days for April and how many meals will be distributed each day. 

Week of April 6-10
• Monday, April 6 – 2 meal packs (covering 4/6 and 4/7)
• Wednesday, April 8 – 3 meal packs (covering 4/8-4/10)

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William Howard Taft, 27th president of the United States, was invited to Ada, and accepted the invitation. The visit was...

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Ada schools released information on spring athletics. This is information from the school website.

Yesterday’s announcement by Governor DeWine extended mandatory school closures through May 1.

As a result:
 The mandated No-Contact period has been extended through this date (May 1). This is to assist with the Governor’s ‘stay at home’ order, to prohibit coaches from privately meeting with student-athletes and to put all schools on an equal level relative to future competitive opportunities.

The Ada youth football program has joined the new Developmental Football League, according to Adam West, Ada youth football head coach.

Here’s what West says about the program:

"Exciting news for the Ada Youth Football Program. We have joined the Developmental Football League. 

This league will start this fall. The focus of the league is to serve the kids/athletes from the inside out, build fundamentals, teach the game of football, and have fun.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced Thursday that the winter sports tournaments of wrestling, basketball and ice hockey, which were postponed indefinitely on March 12, are now cancelled due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. 

It is anticipated that schools will not be able to reopen for many weeks, which prevents interscholastic athletics from taking place.

The start of the OHSAA’s spring sports of softball, lacrosse, baseball, track and field and boys tennis is still postponed, which coincides with schools not being open. 

Several Ada High School student athletes were named Northwest Conference scholastic athletes this week.

The qualify, the student must be a letter-winner in the sport. A gold level athlete maintains a grade point average of 3.5 to 4.0 during the season. A silver level athlete maintains a grade point average of 3.0 to 3.49 during the season.

Gold: Molly Zimmerman, Courtney Mclaughlin, Nora Dellifield and Barrette Jones
Silver: Madison Deatherage

A total of 14 Ohio Northern student/athletes were named Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference in the five winter sports for 2019-20.

The women's basketball team led all squads with five honorees. Women's swimming and diving had four student/athletes, wrestling had two and men's basketball and men's swimming and diving had one each.

The award winners must be a sophomore or higher in class standing, maintain varsity status and have a cumulative grade-point-average of at least 3.50.

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Liberty Township trustees will not hold their regular meeting on April 6 due to Covid-19, according to Patty Griffin, township fiscal officer.




Take a tip from the Icons and the Ohio News Media Association.

A link on today’s Washington Post allows taxpayers to calculate how much individuals will received from the $1,200 (or more) coronavirus checks.

Yesterday's Top Story

Ada Schools: "No plans to cancel graduation; may have to move the date"

Heres updates on graduation requirements, spring tests, cancellations

Here is the March 31 update from Ada schools, from the school website. Information about spring athletics is in the story below, or click here.

Spring Testing
 There will be no state spring testing. This, then, negates the third grade guarantee. If you are the parent of a third grade student and have questions, please reach out to Mr. Thaxton.

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