Ada Icon Facebook now has 515 likes - latest are Carol Nichols, Susan Miller, Patricia Arnett


Ada Icon Facebook now has 515 likes - latest are Carol Nichols, Susan Miller, Patricia Arnett

July 28, 2014

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101 years and going strong

The 101st annual Ada Farmers' and Merchants' Picnic is Aug. 8-9. For a  quick look at some of the events click here.

Congrats to Melina Woods - click for the story

Who is the man in the statue?

Have you ever wondered whose statue it is on the ONU campus, just off Main Street? It's Dr. Henry Solomon Lehr, founder of what is today Ohio Northern Unversity. The statue was erected in 2007. For some background of this famous Ada resident read the feature by Icon intern Sarah Bender by clicking here.

Craft night at the Cloverbuds 4-H Club

Earlier this month the Ada Icon posted a story on Kim Light and the Cloverbud 4-H Club.


Last week the Icon attended a Cloverbud meeting. It was craft night. Members created robots and coasters.

We’ve taken the opportunity to reprint the story in this photo scrapbook. The story is at the end of the feature. The story is by Darlene Bowers. The photos are by Bailey Bowers.

Public hearing will consider rezoning for proposed nursing home facility

A public hearing is set for 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 5, in the Ada council chambers to hear  a zoning change request for a proposed nursing home in Ada.

The request is to rezone property to Commercial I.

The property is located on the north side of State Route 81 across from the Ada Schools.

Some of the information about the proposed nursing home was shared at the June Ada CIC meeting.

At that meeting it was announced that the proposal is to construct an 80-bed facility with 32 assisted living rooms on an 18.5-acre site. The facility would include 55,000 square-feet of space on one floor.

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Ada HS Varsity Singers rehearsal, July 2014

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The story behind the man depicted in the statue on the ONU campus

By Sarah Bender, Icon intern

Located between the Dicke building of business and the Hill building, home to the social sciences, stands the statue of a man who founded Ohio Northern University and who helped to develop the town of Ada.

It is Dr. Henry Solomon Lehr.

The statue shows Lehr pondering, standing at the head of campus and facing the town. His nature and location epitomize Lehr’s nature as a progressive academic, interested in the needs of students.

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