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Please contact The Icon at info@adaicon.com for any organization changes in your listing.

Ada Academic Boosters
Tracie Amburgey, 419-235-8162
Deb Curlis,director, 419-788-9459
Ada Athletic Boosters
Lisa Conley, 419-235-6562; Meets second Monday at 7 p.m. in high school cafeteria
Ada Boy Scouts - Pack 124
Meets at 7 p.m. on first Tuesday of each month at school cafeteria
Ada Chamber of Commerce
Ada Kiwanis Club
Amy Spar, 419-722-5231, Meets on fourth Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Media Center at Ada High School
Bereavement Support Group
Meets second Thursday of the month at Restore Community Center in Ada
Friends of the Library
Liberty Conservation Club
1552 St. Rt. 235, 419-234-5795


Please contact The Icon at info@adaicon.com for any organization changes in your listing.

316 S. Main St. - 419-634-2407 ONU, McIntosh Center - 419-235-7307
201 S. Main St. - 419-634-5661 301 N. Main St. - 419-634-4626
1047 St. Rt. 235 - 419-634-6132 7050 St. Rt. 235, Alger - 419-757-4501
101 Montville St, Alger - 419-757-3771 4014 Co. Rd. 304, - 419-326-8552
4227 N. Hardin Rd. - 419-649-5364 350 W. North Ave - 419-634-8041
321 N. Gilbert St. - 419-634-2554 22 E. Highland Ave. - 419-634-2626
125 S. Johnson St. - 419-634-8956 4945 St. Rt. 81 - 419-634-6303

About the Icon

All Icon garage sale ads are free -
we even put you on our garage sale map!

The Icon loves garage sales. Here's what you need to know:
• Email your garage sale ad to: info@adaicon.com
• All garage sale posts are free
• There is no word length limit (no novels, please)
• There is no deadline - garage sales are posted the day received (99% of the time)
• All garage sales are posted on both Bluffton and Ada Icons
• You will find garage sales on the Icons' Classified Ad Page under "Garage Sales" (to the right of this story)
• All garage sales posted are automatically listed on the Icon Garage Sale Map - it's printer-friendly. Click here to look at the map
• We post all garage sales the week they are scheduled - we will not post garages sales two weeks in advance
• When we receive you garage sale, we will automatically reply with a "Thanks, got it." If you don't receive our reply, please resend it.

Advertising Info

Looking for information on advertising? Email us for a rate card at: info@adaicon.com. Or call us at: 419-889-3065. We have very competitive rates.

The Ada Icon is where Ada gets its news. The Icon is the center of information and commerce for Ada, Ohio. We promote Ada through advertising, the printed word, photographs and other tools of technology.

Ada Icon is a member of:
• Ada Area Chamber of Commerce
• Ada Community Improvement Corp. (CIC)
• Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance
• Better Business Bureau
• Ohio News Media Association

Also: please check our sister publication: The Bluffton Icon

Classified ads:
This is our classified ad page and all classified ads are on the right column. We only charge for:
• Properties for sale or for rent
• Vehicles for sale

Our rates for those are only $10 for the first 10 days and $1 for each following day. We charge for those ads because we have realtors and auto dealers who are paying customers.

All other classified ads are free. We post garage sales the week that they are held. There is no deadline or maximum word count. We also provide a garage sale map. During garage sale season we post a link to the map on the top of the garage sale ads.

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Sign up to receive a daily e-mail that lists every story posted on Ada Icon on the previous day. It arrives first thing every morning. The e-mail includes the headline, photo, the opening paragraph of each story posted plus a link to the story if you wish to read the entire story. The service is free. Send a note to: info@adaicon.com. In the subject line type: E-mail news request. If you ever want to remove yourself the the mailing service, there's an option to click "remove me."

Here's what the Ada Icon is all about

Welcome to the  Ada Icon. For first-viewers, here's helpful answers to your questions.

Q: What is the Icon?
A: Think of the Icon as a daily newspaper on the web.

Q: When did it first appear on the web?
A: March 15, 2012.

How much do I pay to view the Icon?
A: Nothing. It's free to view. Unlike other newspaper websites, there is no limit to the number of stories you may read. And, you may access all of our archived material.

Q: How does the Icon make money?
A: Through very affordable local advertising. We have over 50 local advertisers.

Q: What might we expect to find in The Icon?
A: All sorts of things. Our primary coverage area is the Ada school district. According to Google Analytics, 90 percent of our viewers live winthin 25 miles of Ada. That takes in Lima, Findlay and Kenton. We also have a loyal following of viewers who grew up here and moved away, or who lived here for a time, but no longer do.

Q: How many viewers do you have?
A: Ada Icon experiences about 6,000 viewers in a 30-day period.

Q: Where do you obtain stories for the Icon? 
A: Viewers send us news items. We also post all Ohio Northern University news, and cover all aspects of the Ada community.

We provide extensive sports coverage of Ada High School and Ohio Northern University.

We post all obituaries provided by area funeral homes. We post obituaries of former residents when their family members provide us with information.

Q: Are there other Icons? Do you have other products in addition to your website?
A: In September 2009 we launched Bluffton Icon (www.blufftonicon.com). It is in a community the same size as Ada and the two school districts touch.There are many commonalities between the two communities, even though they are in different counties. For example, Ada is home of Ohio Northern University, as Bluffton is home of Bluffton University. Ada Icon covers the Ada school district and ONU in the same was that Bluffton Icon covers Bluffton.

Here are some Ada Icon viewer statistics from Google Analytics covering 2017:

In 2017, the Ada Icon saw a significant increase in the number of stories viewed, more than a quarter of a million—272,327 to be exact. That’s an increase of 23 percent in the past year.

We posted more than 2,500 stories in 2017. Some weeks saw 70 or more local stories made available to readers. That's a lot of news, week after week, from a village that is only 2 square miles in size. 

Plus, the Ada Icon posted more than 1,000 local photos, mostly of people doing good things in the community, but there were drugs, fires, and accidents to report, as well.

In 2017 individuals opened the Ada Icon to read stories from, incredibly, 145 countries.
The top 10 are:
1. U.S.
2. Malaysia
3. Canada
4. United Kingdom
5. India
6. South Korea
7. Philippines
8. Japan
9. Australia
10. Germany

Nearly every month, the Ada Icon has viewers from all 50 states. Here are the top 10 of 2017:
1. Ohio
2. Michigan
3. Florida
4. Illinois
5. California 
6. New York
7. Texas
8. Indiana
9. Pennsylvania
10. North Carolina

People from 541 Ohio villages and cities (that’s nearly all Ohio towns) viewed the Icon. Most lived in:
1. Ada
2. Kenton
3. Lima
4. Findlay
5. Bluffton
6. Bellefontaine
7. Wapakoneta
8. Dunkirk
9. Alger
10. Forest

Classified Ads

Welcome to The Ada Icon FREE* classifieds. Viewers may post ads at NO COST including garage sales, card of thanks, lost and found, free kittens, bake sales, and so forth. For cars, trucks, real estate or business services viewers may provide up to 50 words for $10 per ad. E-mail ads to: ads@adaicon.com. We'll run your ad for 10 days. (No phone calls.) Payment must be received before running paid ads. Send payments to: The Ada Icon, 226 Grove St., Bluffton, OH 45817.

- Providing high-quality power washing and house washing services to homes and business using low-pressure cleaning methods to make homes and other buildings shine like new! We provide pressure washing, house washing, gutter cleaning and whitening, and roof cleaning,
• Expertise to safely clean any surface. 
• Free estimates on-line at any time of day.
www.brosneckexteriorcleaning.com • or email at chbrosneck@aol.com

Full/part time childcare openings .. 5am to 530 PM. romickk@yahoo.com 567 250 0407

ALL SERVICE AERATION - Complete aeration and septic tank services. Pumping, rooting, jetting, portable toilets, 129 Lake St., Bluffton, Randy Matter, 419-358-6815.

Fruchey's 4 Seasons - We do landscaping, yard clean up, tree removal, small construction projects, asphalt repair, and in the winter, snow removal. Call 419-905-6774.

Garage/yard sale, 137 West Kibler Street (corner of Kibler & Jackson), Bluffton. We cleared out our storage shed and are ready to purge 3-4 generations of collected misc including glassware, dishes, artwork, vintage decor, clothing, jewelry, furniture, frames, tools, electronics, kitchen items, BHS letter jacket, linens, and much more. Friday, October 26 from 3pm to 7pm and Saturday October 27 from 8am to 2pm.

Garage sale - October 25-27th, 9465 Mayberry Road, Columbus Grove, Ohio. Times are 9 am to 5 pm.  Antiques, collectibles, vintage items, kitchen and houseware items, farm related, tools, toys, women, men, and size 8-14 youth clothing, books, advertising, local items, and much much more!  Something for everyone!

Reams display set up, Saturday, Nov 10, 9 a.m.-1p.m. and would appreciate any volunteers help . Things to bring hammers and drills. Any questions contact Lynda Best 419-296-2790.

First Mennonite Church Senior High Youth Fellowship members selling fair trade, organic "Menno's Best" One Village Coffee as a fundraiser. Dark, medium and decaf, whole bean or ground available, 12-ounce $15 each. Orders sent to: Carrie Mast at mastc@bluffton.edu.

Notice concerning Maple Grove Cemetery – This notice is to inform the public that due to time constraints it is taking to maintain the cemetery we will be enforcing the rules and regulations set forth by the trustees of Maple Grove Cemetery and the Bluffton city council. This notice is to inform the public that all shepherd hooks must be removed. There will be no exceptions made for the shepherd hooks to remain on stones, gravesites or foundations. If you would like assistance in the removal of the hooks please contact Bernadine Ludwig, sexton, at 419-358-9501, or the village office at 419-358-2066. In addition to the shepard hooks, village staff will be removing any and all decorations that do not meet the standards of Maple Grove Cemetery’s rules and regulations book.

Beef and Noodle Dinner Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
St. John's United Church of Christ, 223 West College Avenue, Bluffton,  419-358-5641. Dine in or Carry Out. Menu:  Homemade noodles, beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, apple sauce, roll, assorted pies, beverage. Adults: $8; 6th grade-college: $5; Elementary: $4; Pre-K: Free

Join the Blaze of Lights parade on November 24, 2018. Send you parade application to Junior Weihrauch and be part of the fun!
PARADE APPLICATION https://bit.ly/2QsbyvB

Suter's Corn Maze, 8250 Road R, Pandora, open through Sunday, Nov. 4. Click here for Suter's website and details on cider press, hayrides and corn maze.

Afraid you've missed a story on the Icon? Sign up to receive a daily e-mail that lists every story posted on Bluffton Icon on the previous day. It arrives first thing every morning. The e-mail includes the headline, photo, the opening paragraph of each story posted plus a link to the story if you wish to read the entire story. The service is free. Send a note to: info@blufftonicon.com. In the subject line type: E-mail news request. If you ever want to remove yourself the the mailing service, there's an option to click "remove me."

Afraid you've missed a story on the Icon? Sign up to receive a daily e-mail that lists every story posted on Ada Icon on the previous day. It arrives first thing every morning. The e-mail includes the headline, photo, the opening paragraph of each story posted plus a link to the story if you wish to read the entire story. The service is free. Send a note to: info@adaicon.com. In the subject line type: E-mail news request. If you ever want to remove yourself the the mailing service, there's an option to click "remove me."

Hiring: Ken Lugibihl Auto and Truck Sales - Our company is looking for a (Local Part-Time Class A or Class B CDL Driver). Applicant must possess a valid driver's license and have no alcohol or drug violations. Applicant may stop in to fill out an application at 141 St. Rt 103 Bluffton, OH 45817. Please contact Ken Lugibihl at (419)-358-0745 for any further questions.

HELP WANTED (Bookkeeper/Secretary)
Part-time bookkeeper/secretary at a church in Bluffton. Must be proficient with Quickbooks. Priority is bookkeeping, with secretarial duties during remaining hours. Office hours between 10am to 2pm Mon-Fri. Pay rate negotiable based on experience. Please send resume to elchurch@wcoil.com.

New Vision Laboratory, part of Mercy Health—St. Rita’s is looking to fill open positions in Lima and Glandorf (Putnam County Ambulatory Care Center).  Positions include:  Medical Lab Scientists, Medical Lab Technicians, Phlebotomists and Lab Assistants.  Full and Part-Time openings available.   Interested applicants may apply online at www.mercy.com/careers or contact Jeremy Amstutz, Recruiter at 419-226-8755 or jramstutz@mercy.com.

Courier newspaper delivery in Bluffton. Early morning delivery. $520.00 per month possible. Send email to earlaugust@thecourier.com. Independent contractor status.

The Village of Bluffton seeks applicants for the position of Village Solicitor.
Bluffton is a Village of approximately 4,000 people, with a statutory form of government.

The person hired for this position will be responsible for preparing all contracts and agreements of the Village; drafting Ordinances and Resolutions; preparing and directing litigation involving the municipality; providing written legal opinions when appropriate; providing legal advice, counsel and support to the Village Administrator, elected officials and staff in the conduct of the operations of the Village.  The Village Solicitor must have a high level of practical legal knowledge and experience and must communicate well and represent the Village before the various courts and other legally constituted bodies. The candidate for this position must possess active registered status with the Supreme Court of Ohio. A minimum of five years of Municipal Law experience is required.  Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with experience and education. Position begins on January 1, 2019.

Please reply with letter, resume and references by October 31, 2018.
Village of Bluffton
Mayor Johnson
154 North Main St.

Manpower Staffing/Lima Office
Now Accepting applications and interviewing  for positions at GROB Systems.
Must have a stable work history, with experience in manufacturing, or warehouse preferred. Mechanically inclined is a plus! Have the ability to lift 50 lbs. All candidates must meet client’s requirements!
 Call today to schedule interview: 419-227-1970
Apply on-line: manpowerlima.com
Apply in the office: 2318 Harding Highway. Lima, OH

Sodexo at Ohio Northern University - Dining Services  - ONU Dining Services is hiring for full and part-time positions, including open positions for catering. To apply, visit http://sodexo.balancetrak.com/ and search for "Ada." For further information, please contact ONU Dining Services at 419-772-2414.

Part-time bank teller - Citizens National Bank, Bluffton.

Wendy's of Bluffton has openings. Competitive pay, advancement opportunities, employee meal discounts. You may apply now using your smart phone or go to www.Wendys.Quick-Apply.com

Blanchard Valley Health System - To view career openings in the Blanchard Valley Health System please click here.

OHIO MEANS JOBS is an agency of the State of Ohio.
• CLICK HERE to view jobs listed within 10 miles of BLUFFTON.
• CLICK HERE to view jobs listed within 10 miles of ADA.

Ohio Northern University -  Office of Human Resources, 525 S.. Main St., Ada, Ohio 45810, employment opportunities. Click here for current job postings.

For Sale:  Bedroom suite with headboard, baseboard, frame, two end tables, dresser and mirror.  Sturdy and gently used.  Asking $850 for the set.  Mattress and box spring not included by will negotiate if interested.  Email intagliatas@bluffton.edu or call/text 419-296-8025 if interested.   

FOR SALE: 2 year old Saanen buck. Friendly and had shots. $100 OBO. Please text 567-294-9354.

Simplicity ZT 2000 Professional Series Mower. 52” Deck / 26HP motor. Asking $2,100. Can contact me at 419-722-8907.


Antique Albany Cutter Sleigh. Great for Business or Yard Decoration. Asking $900. Can contact me at 419-722-8907.

Land for sale - Building lots, divide, whole. Call for details. .3 miles north of Ada. West side of State Route 235. 419-236-0067.

Lost Dog. Female Light Brown Chihuahau with dark brown stripe downback. Last seen at Riley View Apartments, Bluffton. If found please contact 567.271.8606.

Furnished studio apartment available at the Montrose Square Apartments on County Line Road, Bluffton.  Total electric.  $325 a month. Please call our office at 419-225-2919.

House for rent - 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, new renovated house in Bluffton. On quiet road, private backyard, storage shed. 419-231-0741.

Office space  for lease - 3 available in new construction, available for lease. Each consists of 1,750 square feet with easy access parking. Located on Jefferson Street, State Route 103, Bluffton. Call 419-306-3228.

Eastside Apartments
3591 County Road 44
Ada, OH 45810
Call 419-303-8869 for availability

Realtor owned

760 East 4th Street
Lima, OH 45804
Now Accepting Applications!

1 & 2 BR Apartments
Appliances, carpet & A/C included.
Utilities, water, sewer & trash removal included.
Please Call 419.227.5325 to schedule and appointment.
Rent is based on income. Income Restrictions may apply.
Voice/TTY: 800-553-0300
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

For rent - Senior housing 62 and older or disabled of any age. Bluffton Riley View, 115 E. College Ave., Bluffton. Office open Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 419-358-4616, fax 419-358-0275. TDD 1-800-750-0750.


Business place or office space for rent – 111 Vine Street, Bluffton, former real estate office, one-half block from Main Street, two private offices with separate entrances, conference room, utility room, one-half bath, 800 square feet. Call 419-358-6886.


137 Vance St.
Bluffton, Ohio 45817
Immediate availability for income based efficiency and 1 bedroom apartments for 55 years old and up. Income guidelines are:
1 person $20,450
2 persons $23,400
Call: 419-358-7795
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays