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November 23, 2017

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Have a joyful Thanksgiving

Here's a local Thanksgiving post card from 111 Thanksgivings past. The card was mailed to Sidney Hauenstein in Bluffton in 1906. The address side of the card is in the next image.

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8 turkeys, 3 hams, 20 homemade pies

Yes, it was a Thanksgiving feast at ReStore

Photos and story by Monty Siekerman
What do you do with 8 turkeys, 3 hams, and 20 homemade pies?

You serve them to 233 people who come for Thanksgiving dinner. ReStore Community Center hosted 65 more people than a year ago when it held its annual Thanksgiving feast on Tuesday evening.


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

Five taken to Lima Memorial Hospital

Accident at SR 235 and 81 on Tuesday

Story and photos by Monty Siekerman
Five people were taken to Lima Memorial Hospital following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of SR 235 and SR 81 at 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday. None of the injuries were life threatening.

A red SUV driven by Lisa Karn, 55, of Findlay collided with a black pickup driven by Daniel Nash, 16, of rural Ada. Karn was cited for running a red light.

Transported to Lima Memorial Hospital by Ada EMS were Karn and four of her passengers, Madison Melton, 11, Alexis Amsler, 10, Alexavier Amsler, 7, and McKayla Butler, 9, all of Findlay.

History lesson

Here's the Ada Varsity A during the 1981-82 school year.

Front row from left, Michele Runser, Tonya Welch, Steve...

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Most recent AHS and ONU sports stories

By Cort Reynolds
Ada senior Melina Woods rises up for a kill at the Ohio Div. IV All-State volleyball match at Wooster recently.

The 6-0 southpaw made All-Ohio honors for the third consecutive season this fall, slamming over 600 kills. She led Ada to its first-ever regional berth and a third straight NWC title this fall. Woods will attend Div. I Canisius College in Buffalo on a scholarship.

Ada Bulldog winter sports.

Here's the 2017-18 schedule for junior high and high school winter team sports. The schedule is attached at the bottom of this story.

ADA — The Ohio Northern volleyball team finished the 2017 season ranked No. 19 in the season-ending American Volleyball Coaches Association poll.

The Polar Bears were 29-6 overall, 8-1 Ohio Athletic Conference.

Ohio Northern won twice in the NCAA III Tournament Regionals before falling to eventual national runner-up Wittenberg in the Regional finals to end its season.

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Lynne Scott's newest book: "Tails from the Kennel: Truths Taught"

Book signing Dec. 1 at Gallery for the Arts

By Monty Siekerman
Lynne Scott, of near Alger, has published yet another book. She will be at Gallery for the Arts, 115 S. Main, for a book signing. She will sell and autograph books and meet friends at the Gallery at 7-8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1.

"Tails from the Kennel: Truths Taught" combines her experience with pets as a kennel owner and lessons taught that pertain to her Christian faith. She will have the paperback book at the signing for sale at $10. They also are available at Amazon for $11.95.

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Want to be a bellringer for the Salvation Army Red Kettle drive this holiday season?
If so, contact Kathy Reese at 419-889-1845.

A $36,000 Ohio Means Internships and Co-ops (OMIC) award from the Ohio Department of Higher Education supports ONU business and engineering students by covering costs related to the experiential activities allowing for more student participation.

Cheryl “Cheri” L. Mason, a 1986 political science graduate at ONU, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as chair of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (BVA) within the Department of Veterans Affairs. 

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A fast freight through Ada on Oct. 18, 2017
The Steelions, 9-16-17
Solar eclipse 8-21-17
First day of school, 2017

Poetic License

CE LA V - This is the life! This plate is frequently seen around Ada.

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Upcoming events

December 2

  • Apollo Christmas craft show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Alger Memorial Festival Committee country-style breakfast, 7-11am, Alger Social Center at 210 N. Main St.
  • Breakfast with Santa, The Inn at ONU,

December 3

  • 3rd annual Reindeer Run, King-Horn, 2:30 p.m.