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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.
Meets on first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Media Center at Ada High School. Amanda Robirds, president; Michele Frazier, VP of communication. 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
Friends of the Library
Liberty Conservation Club
1552 St. Rt. 235, 419-234-5795

Church

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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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

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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

Children's family shopping event  at Beatitudes, 210 N. Main St., Ada.
• Friday, Dec 4, from 5 – 7 p.m.  
• Children may line up with their list of family members that live in their household.  
• Volunteers will assist each child to pick out their gifts.  
• A treat bag will be given to each child shopping.  
For more information call Curlis at 419-788-9459.

Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce invited entries to this year's residential holiday lighting contest. To participate, Bluffton residents should email name, address, and phone number to blufftonchamber@gmail.com. Entries must be received by Friday, Dec. 4, and decorations should be installed by Saturday, Dec. 5.

From 415 Boutique, 415 N. Main St., Bluffton - Receive a free graphic T-shirt with any purchase of $75 regular-priced items. Hurry - only while supplies last.
419-358-0001

Bluffton Anthology -
A creek runs through it

Essays on a small Ohio town 
Collected by Fred Steiner
Contributing essays are from current and previous residents including:
• Rick Emmert • Dave Essinger • Ron Geiser • Jeff Gundy • Brendon Matthews
• Ruth Bundy Naylor • Joanne Niswander • Rick Ramseyer • Carolyn Urich Rich
• David Rempel Smucker • Tobias Buckell
You will discover:
 Ben Luginbuhl once beat Ben Roethlisberger in a game of horse
• Ron Edinger participated in the overthrow of Manuel Noriega 
• Richard Minck may have created jewelry for Marlon Brandon
• John Triplehorn sat on the OSU bench with some frozen rabbits in the 1950 OSU-Michigan snow bowl
Pre-sale discount price $19.95 + tax.
Click here for an order blank!

Vizio sound "bar" to give away. Stackable. Bluetooth capable, but no
HDMI connection. Wired connections are optical cable, digital audio cable, or
RCA jacks. Also has Aux cable and USB connections. Contact Dan Berger,
bergerbluffton@gmail.com.

Bluffton Auto Repair • 302 N Main St.
419-358-0303
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays

• Oil changes starting at $24.99
• Bluffton University student discount, 10 % off
• Free pick up and drop off in town
• Quality service and quick turnaround

 

Robin's Massage Therapy, 136 Riley St., Bluffton.
Robin McDowell, LMT, licenses massage therapist, taking appointments.
419-302-3341

For rent - 183 Garmatter St. - Bluffton  
Three bedroom, one bath home. Includes stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer. Central Air, One car attached garage. Available Dec. 1st. Rent $900 month, plus $900 deposit. No Pets , No Smoking. Realtor Owned. Email blufftonsold@gmail.com or call/text 419-230-7158.

For rent - 1006 Northernview C- Ada
Two bedroom, one bath apartment. Includes stove, refrigerator, built in microwave, washer/dryer. Personal storage shed.  Available Jan.1, 2021. Rent $700 month. Plus $700 deposit. Private parking lot No Smoking, No Pets. Realtor Owned. Email blufftonsold@gmail.com or call/text419-230-7220.

We have student rentals  
Contact Brown Rentals 
410 S. Main St., Ada 
Sandy Turner, property manager 
419-204-8514
www.brownrentalsada.com

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.

 

NEWLY RENOVATED
VANCE STREET APARTMENTS

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

Beatitudes, 210 Main St., Ada, is taking applications for volunteer positions. “We need clothing processors,” said Deb Curlis, director. “This is a perfect volunteer position for a husband-wife team, best friends or any single person.” Volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Persons interested may contact Curlis at 419-788-9459. 

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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.

Family and Community engagement liaison - Hardin, Logan and Shelby counties. Position through Midwest Regional ESC. Must hold a bachelor's degree in education, social work, public administrator or a similar field. For complete details contact Shawn McElroy, Executive Director of Organizational Development at:
smcelroy@mresc.org

School psychologist, full-time for Ada Exempted Village Schools and Hardin Northern Local Schools. Submit application to Midwest Regional ESC, Attention Jana Barhorst, 129 E. Court St., Sidney, OH 45365, or email a application to jbarhorst@mresc.org

Bluffton University invites applications for the position of a full-time Custodial Associate. For application instructions please visit www.bluffton.edu/employment

MIG WELDER - Diamond Manufacturing of Bluffton, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is looking for individuals with the following qualifications:
• Entry level MIG welder must possess basic welding knowledge
• Experienced MIG welder must possess an in depth knowledge of welding
• Ability to use fixtures
• Proficient in reading tape measure
• Certifications a plus but not mandatory
• Observe all plant and safety guidelines
Applicants must be able to pass welding test consisting of the following:
• Ability to set up welder before and during the test
• Vertical up/down welding
• Horizontal welding
• Weld wraps
• Ability to close the gap and overall weld
Diamond Manufacturing has up to date equipment (MIG Welders; Tig Welders, Laser, Plasma Table, Press Brake, Machining Centers, and Fresh Air Control).
Diamond Manufacturing works a four (4) day/10-hour work schedule Monday through Thursday.  If necessary, overtime work is scheduled on Friday.  Starting pay for welder is between $15.00 and $16.00/hr based upon weld test results. Pay increases at 6 months, 12 months and annually thereafter. 
Great benefit package available DAY 1 of employment including:  medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, life insurance, and company paid weld jackets. 401(k) benefit along with company match available after 90 days of service.
Please visit our website at www.diamondMB.com/employment and apply on line or apply in person at 505 E. Jefferson Street, Bluffton, OH  45817.  

MATERIAL HANDLER/FORKLIFT OPERATOR
Diamond Manufacturing of Bluffton, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is looking for individuals with the following qualifications:

This position is responsible for moving material within the weld and paint departments.  Material handler needs to have very good organizational skills and be able to prioritize work to ensure all work is completed in a timely manner; work flow must be maintained to support the weld shop.  Candidate will also be power washing racks when time allows and support paint department in material handling if needed.

To be considered for this opportunity, candidates must:
• Be willing to work as required to complete tasks, including overtime when necessary
• Experience in forklift; must be able to work at a pace that is safe yet efficient for manufacturing
• Must be dependable and be able to work in a team environment
• Good communication skills
Diamond Manufacturing works a four (4) day/10-hour work schedule Monday through Thursday, 6 am to 4:30 pm.  Starting pay for material handler is $13.50/hr with pay increases at 6 months, 12 months and annually thereafter. 
Great benefit package available DAY 1 of employment including:  medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance. 401(k) benefit along with company match available after 90 days of service.
Please visit our website at www.diamondMB.com/employment and apply on line or apply in person at 505 E. Jefferson Street, Bluffton, OH  45817.

ASSEMBLY OPERATOR
Diamond Manufacturing of Bluffton, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is looking for Assembly Operators with the following qualifications:
• Ability to assemble parts at high level of quality
• Capable of reading a tape measure accurately
• Ability to operate power tools (drills, impacts, ratchets, saws, etc)
• Ability to work in team environment
• Quality focused; must be able to pay very close attention to detail to meet customer demands
• Willing to cross train in other areas of production
• Blue Print reading is a plus but not mandatory
• Must have good math and calculating skills
• Must receive forklift certification in order to move assembled parts
• Observe all plant and safety guidelines
• Assist or fill in for other employees as directed
• Maintain a neat and orderly workplace
Diamond Manufacturing works a four (4) day/10-hour work schedule Tuesday through Friday.  If necessary, overtime work is scheduled on Monday.  Starting pay for assembler is $13.50/hr with pay increases at 6 months, 12 months and annually thereafter. 
Great benefit package available DAY 1 of employment including:  medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance. 401(k) benefit along with company match available after 90 days of service.
Please go to www.diamondmb.com/employment and apply on line.  Walk ins are welcome to fill out application on site.

SAW OPERATOR
Diamond Manufacturing of Bluffton, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is looking for individuals with the following qualifications:
• A Saw Operator sets up and operates horizontal, vertical, power chop-saw, saws to cut, slot, groove, miter, and trim metallic and nonmetallic work-pieces according to specifications: Selects and installs blade on machine, using hand-tools. Sets controls to adjust speed, feed rate, and blade tensions. Positions guides, stops, holding blocks, or other fixtures to secure and direct work-piece, using hand-tools and measuring devices. Scribes reference lines on material as guide for sawing operations, according to blueprints, templates, sample parts, or specifications. Mounts work-piece in holding device, manually or using hoist/crane. Operates saw to cut along scribed lines. Verifies dimensions of first piece and through-out run, using measuring devices. 
To be considered for this opportunity, candidates must:
• Have experience using saws to cut steel or other metals. 
• Set up and operate metal-sawing machines, band-saw to cut metal stock to dimensions
• Be able to read blueprints and job order for specifications, like material, type and size of stock and dimensions to be cut
• Be able to read a tape measure
• Obtain transfers stock to machine, manually or with hoist/crane
• Be able to pass a math test
Diamond Manufacturing works a four (4) day/10-hour work schedule Monday through Thursday.  If necessary, overtime work is scheduled on Friday. Starting pay for saw operator is $13.50/hr with pay increases at 6 months, 12 months and annually thereafter. 
Great benefit package available DAY 1 of employment including:  medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, and life insurance. 401(k) benefit along with company match available after 90 days of service.
We are a growing company looking for people that are excited to join our team!  If you are interested in having a direct impact on Diamond’s performance, quality, safety, and value, then this is the position for you.
Please visit our website at www.diamondMB.com/employment and apply on line or apply in person at 505 E. Jefferson Street, Bluffton, OH  45817.

Mennonite Memorial Home a faith-based,
not-for-profit organization is seeking a DIRECTOR OF NURSING.

If you have a love for people and a desire to serve this could be the opportunity for you!

The Director of Nursing works under the general direction of the Administrator, supervises and monitors work of assigned staff to ensure proper completion of work and adherence to safety standards and in accordance with federal and state regulations while maintaining quality and compliance with standards of care.  Oversees hiring of job applicants; schedules, assigns, and reviews work; determines and maintains appropriate staffing levels; provides work instruction and training to employees; effectively recommends discipline; evaluates employee performance; receives and adjusts employee complaints and grievances; develops, implements, and maintains departmental policies and procedures.

Responsibilities include management and administration of all nursing services in our 60-bed Skilled Nursing Facility and a 19 apartment Assisted Living community; including budget and labor management, planning and development of nursing services, management of staff, and the delivery of high quality nursing care that meets the needs and wants of our customers.

Qualified candidate must have excellent communication skills, strong leadership skills and the ability to work as part of a team.  A broad knowledge of applicable health and nursing home regulations, and the ability to work with physicians, nurses, other health care providers, family members and elders to ensure quality of care. Registered Nurse with 5 years of nursing experience in long term care with leadership and management experience required. Previous DON experience preferred. EOE

Apply at  www.mhcoliving.org/careers  
or in person at 410 W. Elm St. Bluffton, OH 45817

THE INN at OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY is seeking  qualified applicants for the following positions:
Full-time Housekeeping
Full-time Cook
Part-time Guest Service Agent
Competitive wages offered, FT position offers benefits
Must have flexible scheduling availability

You may apply at the Inn or at:
http://www.innatonu.com/careers/application
EOE 

SRK is a world-class manufacturer of anti-vibration automotive components in need of Part-Time Associates. Starting wage $14.70 to $15.10 (Depending on hours selected). Choose your schedule based on 4-hour shifts or 8-hour shifts.

If you are interested in working in a safe, team environment at a company that believes the associates are their most important resource, please apply to:  www.us.sumiriko.com or complete an application on-site at SumiRiko, 320 Snider Road, Bluffton, Ohio. SumiRiko Ohio is an equal opportunity employer.

GROB Systems, Inc. is hiring! Whether you’re seeking a skilled technician position or a career in engineering, look no further! GROB offers competitive wages, an excellent benefits package, 401K and more. To view our available positions and apply online, please visit https://joingrob.com

Wendy's of Bluffton
has openings!

352 State Route 103 -
Competitive pay,
advancement opportunities,
employee meal discounts.

You may apply now at:
EZ Apply
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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.