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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

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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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.

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

Childcare provider has openings .. full / part time
Low rates,  meals and snacks included.
567 250 0407
Romickk@yahoo 

Wilson Sporting Goods, Co., manufacturer of the WILSON NFL AND NCAA leather football, has an opening for the position of Purchasing Coordinator at our Ada, Ohio location. 

The Purchasing Coordinator will be responsible for purchasing all raw materials and machine and maintenance parts.  Additional responsibilities will include vendor price negotiating, SDS compliance, implementation of cycle count program and Lean/Kanban System and material organization on the plant floor.  Must be able to identify areas for cost reductions and savings, ensure proper inventory levels and conduct supplier visits as needed.

This position requires an Associate’s Degree in Business or related field and knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and SAP.

Our plant operates on an 8-hour shift, Monday through Friday, overtime as needed.   We offer a competitive wage and benefit package. 

Interested candidates can submit resume with work history via email at careers@wilson.com and reference Purchasing or mail to Human Resources, 217 N. Liberty St., Ada, Ohio 45810 by April 27, 2018.  No phone calls please!  EOE

MIG WELDER – THIRD SHIFT
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
  • 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).

Hours of work are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Pay scale for a MIG welder is based upon previous experience. Reviews with pay increase opportunities based upon performance, attendance, and quality at 45 days, 90 days, 8 months, and annually.

Great benefit package available after 90 days including: medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, company paid uniforms, and quarterly bonus program. 401(k) benefit , along with company match available after one year 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.

MACHINE OPERATOR – THIRD SHIFT
Diamond Manufacturing of Bluffton, an equal opportunity employer, is looking for individuals with the following qualifications:

  • Ability to perform checks with appropriate measuring tools
  • Quality focused; must be able to pay very close attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities
  • Excellent time management skills; work without supervision
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Must be able to read a tape measure
  • Must possess excellent math and calculating skills
  • Must be able to occasionally lift to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to operate a forklift
  • Observe all plant and safety guidelines

Hours of work are Monday through Thursday 8:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.  Pay scale for this position is based upon experience. Reviews with pay increase opportunities based upon performance, attendance, and quality at 45 days, 90 days, 8 months, and annually.

Great benefit package available after 90 days including:  medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, company paid uniforms, and quarterly bonus program.  401(k) benefits along with company match available after one year 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 apply on line at www.diamondmb.com/employment or in person at 505 E. Jefferson Street, Bluffton, OH  45817.

SAW OPERATOR – THIRD SHIFT
Diamond Manufacturing of Bluffton, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has immediate openings in our saw department on second shift.

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. 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 a tape measure
  • Obtain transfers stock to machine manually
  • Be able to pass a math test

Hours of work are Monday through Thursday 8:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Reviews with pay increase opportunities based upon performance, attendance, and quality at 45 days, 90 days, 8 months, 12 months, and annually thereafter.  

Great benefit package available after 90 days including:  medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, company paid uniforms, and quarterly bonus program.  401(k) benefit along with company match available after one year 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.

The Bluffton Police Department is currently looking to fill a Full -Time Police Officer position. Applications can be picked up at the Bluffton Police Department - Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8am - 6pm. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2018 at 4pm at the Village of Bluffton Town Hall, 154 N. Main St, Bluffton OH 45817.

Machine operator-second shift

Diamond Manufacturing of Bluffton, an equal opportunity employer, is looking for individuals with the following qualifications:

  • Ability to perform checks with appropriate measuring tools
  • Quality focused; must be able to pay very close attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities
  • Excellent time management skills; work without supervision
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Must be able to read a tape measure
  • Must possess excellent math and calculating skills
  • Must be able to occasionally lift to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to operate a forklift
  • Observe all plant and safety guidelines

Hours of work are Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.  Pay scale for this position is based upon experience.  Reviews with pay increase opportunities based upon performance, attendance, and quality at 45 days, 90 days, 8 months, and annually.

Great benefit package available after 90 days including:  medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, company paid uniforms, and quarterly bonus program.  401(k) benefits along with company match available after one year 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 apply on line at www.diamondmb.com/employment or in person at 505 E. Jefferson Street, Bluffton, OH  45817. 

 

MIG welder-second shift

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
  • 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).

Hours of work are Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Pay scale for a MIG welder is based upon previous experience.  Reviews with pay increase opportunities based upon performance, attendance, and quality at 45 days, 90 days, 8 months, and annually.

Great benefit package available after 90 days including:  medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, company paid uniforms, and quarterly bonus program.  401(k) benefit along with company match available after one year 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. 

 

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

Currently hiring all positions: Landscapers, Mowers, Concrete Finisher and Sales Representative. Please send resume to mimi.office@drewslandscaping.com.

Manpower Staffing/Lima Office
Now interviewing for GROB Systems openings at their Bluffton facility….
Must have Manufacturing/Warehouse experience with a stable work history!

Openings in Staging, ..Deburr..Sub Assembly Data Entry/CAD  
Ability to lift 50lbs                   
All candidates must meet Clients requirements

Call Today for more information & to schedule an interview, or email resume to: lima.oh@manpower.com
2318 Harding Highway, Lima OH. 419-227-1970

The Comfort Inn of Bluffton is hiring in all positions. Stop in and fill out an application 117 Commerce Lane, Bluffton.

CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS AT MHCO

HILTY HOME, 304 Hilty Dr., Pandora, OH

STNA (Full-time and Part-time, 1st and 2nd shift)

RN/LPN (Full time and Part-time,1st,  2nd and 3rd shift)

Child Care (Full- time, 10:30am-6pm)

Dietary (Float position to cover days and evening needs)

HOME HEALTH, 410 W. Elm St. Bluffton, OH

Home Health Aide (Part-time, 1st shift)

RN (Part-time, 1st shift)

MAPLE CREST, 700 Maple Crest Ct, Bluffton, OH

Housekeeping (Part-time, 1st shift)

Companion (Part-time, 1st shift)

MENNONITE MEMORIAL HOME, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton, OH

STNA (Part-time, 2nd & 3rd Shift)

STNA (Full-time, 1st, 2nd& 3rd Shift)

Hospitality Aide (Part-time, 1st shift)

Dietary/Relief Cook (Part-time, 2nd shift)

Dietary Aide (Part-time, 1st & 2nd shift)

WILLOW RIDGE, 410 W. Elm St. Bluffton, OH

Shahbaz (Part time, 1st & 2nd Shift)

RN (Part-time Dayshift)
 
IF INTERESTED PLEASE APPLY IN PERSON OR ONLINE AT www.mhcoliving.org under the careers link.

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.
 

Precious Moments figurines, plate, picture frame - early markings, have original boxes for most.  Bride & Groom, graduate, plus many other rare pieces.  Will sell individually or as whole collection.  Call or text 817-403-3572 for more information.  Pick up in Bluffton.

THE BLUFFTON WE NEVER KNEW - photo history book published by the Icon. $19.95 plus tax. On sale at:
• Book ReViews, 123 S. Main, Bluffton
• Twisted Whisk Cafe, 101 S. Main, Bluffton
• Senior Citizens Center, 132 N. Main, Bluffton
• Bluffton University bookstore, Marbeck Center
• The Food Store, 103 S. Main, Bluffton
•  Or, click for an order blank

Garage/Moving Sale
551 South Main St, Bluffton OH
Antiques, collectibles,refrigerator and MUCH more!!! Friday, 9 to 6, Saturday, 9 to 1

Garage Sale - Sat April 21th - 10 am to 2:00 pm - 7090 Red Hawk Dr.  Findlay.
Horse drawn carriages - Park Phaeton, pony 4 wh back to back carriage, farm
sleigh/sled, road wagon, carriage lamps, sleigh bells, carriage shafts,
carriage blankets - tack box - child's sled - Comet downhill sled - Deco
Floor fan - Hollywood stage light - leaded glass window - sm beveled glass
window - clamp office light - Underwood typewriter - copper bucket - wire
baskets - treadle sewing machine - 1950s TV stand - Deco mantel light - wire
baskets - vintage mixer - 1930s work ticket board - military wench - marine
compass - Mahogany frame - mirror 23" x 33" - sterling & cobalt glass goblet
- sterling dish - .999 Silver 10 oz bars - Wedgewood serving dishes -
OvenServe platter) - Photos (standing frames) - early Auto Jacks - early auto
lamps (interior) - SK sockets and boxes - Gear block (chain fall)

 

Two 2-bedroom apartments for rent in a quiet office building in downtown Ada. Call 419-634-5791 for details.

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.

 

For rent: Ada ranch duplex available Feb. 1, 2018. 2 bedrooms/1 bath.
Appliances include: Stove, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal, Washer
and Dryer. No smoking/no pets. Realtor owned. $550.00 per month. Call
419-358-5450.

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

The Lima Area Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee is accepting applications until April 30 for the next interview cycle of their Electrical Apprenticeship Program. Students earn while they learn and master the skills needed for a high paying career as a union electrician. Students may apply by contacting Marc Pescosolido at 419-229-2775. Mor einformation can be found at limajatc.com by clicking on the Apprentice tab.

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