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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 Kiwanis Club
(567) 204-9241
Paul Fletcher, 419-235-1533.
Amy Spar, 419-722-5231, Meets on fourth Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Media Center at Ada High School Ada Rotary First Thursday - 5 p.m., social, The Inn at ONU Each Tuesday (except social week), noon, The Inn at ONU Jamie Hall, president, 567-712-9079
Bereavement Support Group
Meets second Thursday of the month at Beatitudes store 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 111 Central Ave - 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

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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)
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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.

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• Ada Area Chamber of Commerce
• Ada Community Improvement Corp. (CIC)
• Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance
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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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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 over 5,000 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 way that Bluffton Icon covers Bluffton.

Here are some Ada Icon viewer statistics from Google Analytics covering 2018:

323,438 pages were viewed on Ada Icon in 2018?

What were the top viewed stories in 2018?
1. April 9 – New water park, 3,119 views
2. Feb. 25 – Walk outs not sanctioned by Ada school, 2,082 views
3. Jan. 29 – Susan Putt, retired ONU professor wins
   $24,168 on Wheel of Fortune, 1,408 views
4. Dec. 23 – 3 Brothers Pizza has new owners, 1,349 views
5. May 3 – Requiem for Clark Hall, 1,234 views
6. Feb. 21 – Seth Conley will play football at ONU, 1, 044 views

Viewers in the U.S. represent the greatest number of viewers. These countries round out the top 10 in viewers: 

1. United States
2. Norway
3. Peru
4. Australia
5. India
6. France
7. Philippines
8. Canada
9. United Kingdom
10. South Korea

Nearly every month, the Ada Icon has viewers from all 50 states. The majority are from Ohio. Here are the top 10 states with viewers in 2018:
1. Ohio
2. Michigan
3. Massachusetts
4. Florida
5. Oregon 
6. Texas
7. Illinois
8. New York
9. Pennsylvania
10. Indiana

People from 536 Ohio villages and cities (that’s nearly all Ohio towns) viewed the Icon. Most viewers live in:
1. Ada
2. Kenton
3. Lima
4. Findlay
5. Bluffton
6. Wapakoneta
7. Bellefontaine
8. Alger
9. Forest
10. Dunkirk

The most viewed pages on the Icon: 
1 – News in Ada
2 – Obituaries
3 – Classified ads
4 – Photo gallery
5 – Classified ads
6  - Sports

Top 6 browsers used to view the Icon:
1 – Chrome
2 – Safari (in-app)
3 – Android Webview
4 – Safari
5 – Internet Explorer
6 – Firefox
7 – Edge

Top 4 web providers used to view The Icon:
1 – Time Warner
2 – Verizon
3 – Quest
4 – Ohio Northern University

Facebook is the primary social media used in attracting viewers to the Icon. As of Dec. 31, 2018, the Icon has the following number of friends:
2,422 Facebook followers
158 Instagram followers (launched in October)
60 Twitter followers (launched in October)

Classified Ads

Polished, 417 N. Main St., Bluffton, offers customers a doTERRA "make-and-take" from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12. The event features roller bottles, bath sales, room sprays an door prizes. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.

20% off Minnetonka Moccasins
and Western boots

Springfield Fireworks Gift Shop
490 State Route 103, Bluffton
Open daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Also carrying antiques and 
lots of new gift items at
regular prices

Get your holiday goodies at:
The Dough Hook
117 N. Main St.
Bluffton - 419-369-4264
Meat packages make great gifts!
Tuesdays - Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays  8 a.m. to noon

Christmas trees and a lot more 
New Leaf Landscape Garden Center
0395 State Route 235
Ada - 419-634-0351
Mondays-Fridays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays Noon to 4 p.m.

December Bargains of the Month
Family True Value Hardware
109 N. Main St., Bluffton
8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For rent: 1006 A Northernview - Ada. Beautiful 2-bedroom apartment available Jan 1, 2020. Includes all appliances, storage shed and a private parking lot. No pets, No smoking. $700 month plus deposit. Realtor owned.
E-mail blufftonsold@gmail.com or call/text 419-230-7220. 


For rent: Two bedroom one bath apartment. Upstairs unit with enclosed stairway. Kitchen appliances and water included. 216 N Lawn in Bluffton.  575.00 a month.  Call 419-296-3786


3-bedroom house, 1-bathroom, single car garage, 3-season room, central air, storage shed. In a quiet neighborhood in Bluffton.  No smoking no pets! Rent$850.00 a month. Call 419-303-5116.

Apartments for Rent:
365 W. Elm St. Bluffton, OH 

2-bedrooms & 1-bathroom - $700/month
1-bedroom & 1-bathroom - $550/month
Studio/Efficiency & 1 bathroom - $400/month
• Great location overlooking
 beautiful Bluffton University campus
• Short walk to downtown shopping district & restaurants
• Secure, clean & well-maintained non-smoking apartments
• Large outdoor green space
• Spacious living area and bedroom(s)
• Full kitchen and appliances
• Access to a secure storage area
• Water, sewer & trash included in monthly rent 
• Onsite parking for one vehicle
Tenant is responsible for electric & cable/internet utilities   
Landlord contact information: 
Bill Gable •  419-230-1166 •  bill@gulfcoast.tax

For Rent: Single family 2 story home on Cherry Street in Bluffton
Updated 4-bedroom 2 bath with 2 ½ car detached garage.
Large lot with big yard and private drive.
$875.00 a month plus $875.00 security deposit. 
Pet friendly for an additional $50.00 month
Must sign minimum 1 year rental agreement
Credit check and references required and will be available soon
Call 419-231-3306 


New office space for lease. Choose from 1,750 sq. ft. up to 5,250 sq. ft. Highly visible location on Jefferson Street, State Route 103, Bluffton, with easy access parking. 419-306-3228.

For rent, Jefferson St Villas. Spacious 3 bed 2 bath Villa with large kitchen. Kitchen appliances included. All units also include washer and dryer. 995.00 plus utilities. Call 419-296-3786

Four bedroom, two bathroom, apartment for rent and quiet street. Ready to move-in. New paint clean carpets and hardwood floors. Students welcome, call 419-231-0741 for details.

New office space for lease. Choose from 1,750 sq. ft. up to 5,250 sq. ft. Highly visible location on Jefferson Street, State Route 103, Bluffton, with easy access parking. 419-306-3228.

Eastside Apartments
606 E. Lincoln Ave.
Ada, OH 45810
Call 419-303-8869 for availability

Realtor owned

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.



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

Free: Sofa bed, still works fine but imperfect in appearance. I got tired of the upholstery and the cushions were stained so I removed the cushion covers and made a drop cloth slipcover for the whole thing. Great for a dorm room. You must pick this up in Bluffton. Call or text 567-208-8849.

Holiday craft show
Saturday, Dec. 14

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Vancrest of Ada
Santa will be there
600 W. North Ave., Ada

Santa Day and free community meal
5:30-7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11

Riley Creek Pharmacy, Pandora, welcome you to Santa Day and a free community meal from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 11, at the Pandora United Methodist Church, 108 E. Washington St., (State Route 12).


Santa arrives at 6 p.m., Bring the entire family for dinner, Santa pictures and gifts. First National Bank will have crafts for children.

Senior community meal at Columbus Grove Christian Church, 105 S. Broadway St., Columbus Grove, 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10. 

Free luncheon with Bingo and prizes following. Donations are accepted. Sponsored by Hilty Home of Mennonite Communities of Ohio. Call Dee Steffen at 419-384-3218 for more information.

Sealed bids - The village of Bluffton will receive sealed bids until 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, for a three-year farm cash lease for two of its properities. 

Click on the graphic on the right to enlarge and read the bid instructions.

ESTATE OF CLARENCE EUGENE BIGELOW                                                   
The Property’s are located in The Village of Bluffton, Allen County, Ohio. Each parcel sold separately.
182 E Jefferson St., Bluffton
  Tax Parcel Number 28-1205-01-010.000 (.24500 acres +or-) 
186 E Jefferson St., Bluffton
   Tax Parcel Number 28-1205-01-009.000 (.24500 acres +or-)
0 Railroad St., Bluffton
   Tax Parcel Number 28-1205-04-001.001 (.99800 acres +or-)
SEALED BIDS: Bids must be submitted in a sealed envelope labeled “Bid for The Estate of Clarence Eugene Bigelow” with the bidder name & telephone number printed on the outside of the envelope & must be delivered to or received at:
Samuel W. Diller Co., LPA
138 N. Main St.
Bluffton, OH 45817

On or before 5 p.m. Dec. 12, 2019.
Only those persons who have submitted a bid prior to 5 P.M. on Dec. 12, 2019, are permitted to participate at the bid opening. Bids will be opened at Samuel W. Diller Co., LPA, 138 N. Main St., Bluffton, on Dec. 12, 2019 (the Bid Opening). Seller reserves the right to permit any bidder who has delivered a sealed bid to raise his bid at Bid Opening.
PAYMENT: Your bidding is not conditional upon financing, so be certain that you have arranged financing, if needed, or are capable of paying cash at closing. Closing shall unconditionally take place on or before 30 days after the Bid Opening. Time is of the essence. All real and personal property is being sold “AS IS”.
ACCEPTANCE OF BIDS: Each successful bidder will be required to enter into a Purchase Agreement at the conclusion of the Bid Opening on Dec. 12, 2019. All bids are subject to approval by Seller, and Seller reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. 
DEED: Seller will provide marketable title by Fiduciary Deed at Closing. 

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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.

GROB SYSTEMS, INC.  North American headquarters in Bluffton, Ohio specializes in the design and production of machines and automation for the automotive, aerospace, medical, and die/mold industries.

GROB’s product line includes machining centers, flexible manufacturing systems, transfer machines, ancillary assembly machines, leak test machines, gantries and automation, and complete assembly lines for engine and transmission assembly.

Facilities Maintenance Supervisor
The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for performing highly diversified duties to troubleshoot, repair and maintain facility equipment according to safety and productive maintenance systems and processes. This position will be responsible for the management, coordination, and delegation of maintenance work for the department. The ideal applicant is able to effectively organize and prioritize tasks whether they are preventative/scheduled or emergency in nature and build rapport and trust with employees and management.

Roles & Responsibilities:
HVAC equipment upkeep and repairs including chillers, boilers and building automation  

Air compressor and industrial air dryer upkeep and maintenance

Overhead crane maintenance and troubleshooting   

Basic electrical repairs

Perform a variety of light carpentry functions 

Properly complete service documentation

Other general facilities maintenance tasks including snow removal, plumbing, office furniture repairs, basic office remodeling, etc.  

Ability to work a flexible schedule (as needed) that will require on-call nights, weekends, and during severe weather

Education & Experience Requirements:
High school diploma/GED minimum, Associate’s Degree or Certificate in Industrial or Building Maintenance preferred

5+ years of maintenance supervision experience in a manufacturing environment

Knowledge of general maintenance, plumbing, electric and HVAC

Knowledge of local and state building and fire codes, laws, and regulations 

General Requirements:
Excellent housekeeping skills

Excellent organizational and analytical skills

Self-motivated and team player

Willing to work overtime as needed

Strong communication and customer service skills

GROB offers a competitive wage as well as an excellent benefit package including vacation, health, prescription, dental, vision, STD, life, 401K, and shift premiums.      

If interested in applying please  e-mail: employment@grobsystems.com
Check us out: www.grobgroup.com

GROB SYSTEMS, INC. is a world class European manufacturer of high quality production systems and universal machining centers. Looking for a career change with a local company? GROB is hiring:

·Project Management Engineers
·Proposal Engineers
·Mechanical Engineering Detailers
·Controls Engineers
·Fluid Engineers
·Continuous Improvement Engineers

Learn more about GROB Systems and our open positions by visiting https://www.grobgroup.com/en/career/open-positions/open-positions-usa/ and submitting a resume to employment@grobsystems.com

Wendy's of Bluffton has openings. Competitive pay, advancement opportunities, employee meal discounts.
You may apply now at:
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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.