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January 16, 2019

Down hill from here

The slide at Ready, Set, Grow Preschool is among the more popular hangouts during playtime. And, who says you have to go down feet first?

ReStore: A community effort

Ada chamber gets update on the community center on Wednesday

“It’s a community effort,” said Robert Kanzig, director of ReStore, adding that Ada’s downtown community center offer countless services to the community.

Kanzig updated Ada Area Chamber of Commerce members on the work and mission of the Main Street store during the Jan. 16 chamber meeting at Vancrest.

He said that ReStore offer emergency food, free lunches five days a week, a free dinner on Tuesdays, euchre on Thursday, and its Beacon Fund helps families in times of extreme hardship.

Sign-up underway for Rotary Super Bowl bowling battle

Feb. 5 at Norada Lanes

Ada Rotary Club invites organizations to enter its 5th annual Super Bowl battle of Ada organizations bowling event.

This year’s battle is dedicated to the memory of Kevin Mierzejewski, Rotary member who helped launch the annual community fundraiser.

Bowling is Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Norada Lanes. Only eight teams are admitted. Registration is $100 per team with five members on a team.

Registration includes three games of bowling, shoes, one large pizza and one pitcher of soft drinks. A 50/50 raffle takes place in addition to door prizes throughout the evening.

Proceeds benefit Ada Rotary community projects and scholarships.

History lesson

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By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Seventeen days after their first meeting, the final result was similar between backyard rivals Upper Scioto Valley and Ada in a Monday night makeup contest.

The visiting Rams shot the lights out again to win their annual non-league boys hoop grudge match convincingly, 72-37. The game was originally slated for Jan. 12 before being snowed out.

Red-hot USV raced to a 26-9 margin after one period and stretched the advantage to 45-21 by intermission. The Rams led by as many as 40 points before Ada closed the game on a 7-2 run.

By Tim Glon

Freshman Megan Lubinski (Milford/Brighton) won four events to lead the Ohio Northern women's swimming and diving team to a 149-142 victory at Mount Union on Saturday afternoon at Hammond Natatorium.

The Polar Bears improve to 3-2 overall and are now 2-1 in the Ohio Athletic Conference, while the Purple Raiders fall to 5-2, 1-2.

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Visiting McComb outscored Ada 23-0 in the third quarter to break away from a close game and beat the Lady Bulldogs 58-18 in non-league girls basketball action Saturday afternoon.

The purple and gold girls fell to 1-13 with the defeat, while the Lady Panthers improved to 8-3 following the victory.

After Ada rallied within 20-16 late in the first half, McComb reeled off 38 consecutive points to win decisively.

By Blake Moore

The Ohio Northern women's basketball program trailed the visiting Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets 30-15 at the halftime break, but outscored the OAC foe 38-16 over the final 20 minutes to send the 150-plus spectators inside the ONU Sports Center home happy on Wednesday evening.

With the come-from-behind victory, the Polar Bears climb to 9-5 overall and to 3-4 in the Ohio Athletic Conference. Meanwhile, Baldwin Wallace drops to 10-4 on the season and to 4-3 against the OAC circuit.

Senior Daniel Donner (Bellville/Northmor) had his first career double-double and senior All-American Ryan Bruns (Chickasaw/Marion Local) scored 32 points to lead the Ohio Northern men's basketball team in a 90-75 loss at Baldwin Wallace on Wednesday evening at Lou Higgins Gymnasium.

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Trinity Lutheran School, 105 Allen St., Jenera, will have an open house and registration night on Thursday, Jan. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The monthly meeting of the Hardin County Democratic Party takes place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the Mary Lou Johnson Library Meeting Room in Kenton.  Refreshments will be available during the meeting.

The following Ada school cancellations were announced today (Wednesday, Jan. 16):

• Elementary girls' basketball practices are cancelled for tonight

• The junior high high boys' and girls' basketball games with Ridgemont have been cancelled.

Yesterday's Top Story

Ohio's new governor has many Ada connections

Mike DeWine is a 1972 ONU law grad

Ada and Ohio Northern University has a VIP friend in Columbus.

Ohio's new governor, Mike DeWine, a 1972 ONU law alumnus, took office yesterday.

A story Monty Siekerman wrote following DeWine's election in November listed the many Ad connections that the new governor holds.

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Poetic License

The Icon spotted DUDLBUG on a vehicle that describes this plate. (See photo below.) The plate was in the parking lot behind Twisted Whisk in Bluffton