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August 17, 2018

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ONU upperclass students cheer arriving freshmen to campus and Ada. (Monty Siekerman photo)

ONU welcomes more freshmen this year

Helpers descent like locusts


Photos and story by Monty Siekerman
Good news for the financial health of ONU and those who own businesses or work in Ada: This year’s incoming freshman class is significantly bigger than last year. Today is move-in day for undergraduates with about 690 students lugging everything but the kitchen sink into their rooms. This is a 10-15 percent increase in incoming students this year compared to year ago.

Gilbert Street crossing closed

But, mainline rail traffic through Ada continues

By Monty Siekerman
The railroad siding at the grain elevator is being repaired this week.

The ties will be replaced and, good news for motorists, the road will be made smooth once again. However, the Gilbert Street crossing will be closed most of this week due to the improvement, which is being paid for by the elevator.

The main line through town remains open for rail traffic.

History lesson

Here's the members of the Ada-Liberty Township Fire Department in September 1957.

Front from left, George Binkley...

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By Cort Reynolds

LIMA - Spencerville edged Lincolnview and Paulding in a four-team Northwest Conference golf match including Ada at Tamarac Golf Course in Lima Wednesday.


The undefeated Bearcats won with 168 strokes, three shots ahead of the Lancers (171) and 10 up on Paulding (178). Ada shot 234.


Brevin Sizemore led the Bulldogs with a nine-hole score of 56. Rob Allison shot 57 and Alex Morgan carded a 59 while Austin Amburgey added a 62.


Ada's Jake Colwell shot 63 and Ethan Hull posted a 58.


After earning the program's third consecutive OAC Championship in 2017, the Ohio Northern men's cross country team has been chosen by the league's 10 head coaches to finish second this season.


After winning the OAC championship last year, Ohio Northern would continue their postseason success with a third-place finish at the NCAA Division III Regionals. From there, they received a team bid to the 2017 NCAA Championships where they wound up 19th.

The OAC preseason coaches poll projects ONU men’s soccer team to finish fourth in the conference this season.


Last year the Polar Bears finished 12-6-2 overall and 5-3-1 in the conference records. The team reached the OAC tourney quarterfinals before losing.

The team will open Sept. 1 at Transylvania University in Kentucky. 

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Summer is over - school now in session

The 2018-19 Ada school year is officially underway

Photos by Monty Siekerman
Friends Kaelah Yearly (left) and Karissa Fox high five high the start of another school year.

The school bell rang for the first time on Monday morning, signaling the start of the 2018-19 academic year. Ada Police and Sheriff’s Department vehicles were apparent in the front of the school when students, teachers, and staff arrived.

In the next photos, students flood into Ada Schools on Monday morning, some running to get inside to learn (or to see their friends).

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Hardin County Sheriff’s Office has been receiving many complaints from people who receive calls from someone claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service.  The caller claims that the call recipient is delinquent with IRS payments and must contact and/or make arrangements to pay the IRS imme

Bonnie L. Cole, age 87, formerly of Alger, Ohio died on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 12:43 p.m. at Vancrest of Ada.

By Cort Reynolds

LIMA - Spencerville edged Lincolnview and Paulding in a four-team Northwest Conference golf match including Ada at Tamarac Golf Course in Lima Wednesday.


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Poetic License

Despite the fact that the Icon spotted this plate in Bluffton, it has Ada written all over it. It's on a dark blue Ford SEL.

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