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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

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.

Lucas now has more openings for piano and guitar lessons. I charge $15 for a half hour lesson and have a flexible schedule. Email lbharnish@gmail.com or call 419-581-0723 for more information.

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

FREE shuffleboard lessons at Buckeye Park for ages 15 to 90 call. Fred 419-618- 4475.

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."

Garage Sale:  302 South Main Street, Bluffton, Thurs Fri Sat, June 21, 22, 23, 9am - ?  Multi-family, Women's Clothes Size 2-4, and 14, Men's Clothes Size Sm - Lg, Baby Girl Clothes Size NB-3T, Lots of misc, including books by famous authors. Catholic books, bibles, games and cassettes - free.

Garage/Estate/Moving Sale- 536 E. Lincoln, Ada. Friday, June 22 4-8pm; Saturday, June 23 9-3pm. Tools, clothing, household items, etc.

Garage Sale at 115 Richland Dr. Bluffton.   Wed, Thurs, Friday.  June 20,21,22.  Very Clean and Unique items too many to mention.  Dining Table and 6 chairs, Oak Dresser, night stand and bed.  Don't miss out! Very low prices on every item.

Yard sale at 107 Eastland Dr. in Bluffton. Thursday, June 21 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Friday, June 22 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Lots of very nice Christmas decorations. Lots of miscellaneous. Priced to sell!

Multi-Family Garage Sale. 464 Riverbend Dr., Bluffton. June 21, 22 & 23. Thu 9-5, Fri 9-5, Sat 9-12. Lots of Name Brand clothes for boys sz 4-8, some girls sz 18 mos-2T, for all seasons. Some boy sizes 10 & 11. Lots of sports & summer shoes plus dress shoes & boots. Toddler toys. Tons of Happy Meal toys loose & still new in package. Lots of stuffed animals & Boyds bears. Misc toys & games. Vintage Matchbox, Hot Wheels, Transformers, McDonalds & Disney toys. Housewares & Deco, new & used. Lots of vintage collectibles: tins, glass, ceramic, Nesting Hens, Fostoria glass, Nippon, Japan & from around the world. New screened in tent 13x9 Ozark.

HUGE Multi-family Garage Sale. Crib, Stroller, 2 High Chairs, Baby Swing, Potty Chair, 2 Bumbo Seats, Boppy Pillow, 2 changing tables, Baby Gate (for door way), PILES of Children’s clothes most are $1/piece (Girl size NB-18 mo and Boy size NB-5T), Crib bedding & blankets, Glass Top Stove/Oven, VHS movies, Tons of Toys including 2 toddler activity centers, Tool Bench, Toddler Legos, ride-on toys and much more! If you are looking for a good deal on kids clothes and toys, you don’t want to miss this sale!  Located between Bluffton and Mount Cory. 16529 Township Rd 51 Mount Cory, watch for signs on Co Rd 313 and on St Rte 235. Thurs & Friday, June 21-22nd 8am-5pm, Saturday, June 23rd 8am-1pm. No holds!  No Early sales.  Cash only.

 

Garage Sale:  406 Greding Street, Bluffton. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 21st, 22nd and 23rd   8-5 pm Vacuum sweeper, bicycle basket, lawn games and many clothes for boys 8-12 years. Toys and other household items. 

Huge Garage Sale - 10800 Tom Fett Rd., Bluffton - Thu 9-5 Fri 9-5 Sat 9-12
All things for the college bound, desk, chairs, bookcase, night stand, lamps, clothes baskets, microwaves, Kenmore frig, fans, crates, chairs, TV & stand, 3 & 4 drawer bins, toasters, coffee makers, dishes, dis drainer, pots/pans, wastebaskets, dining table/chairs, Char-Broil Grill, 4 wood bar stools, bathroom stand, pole lamps, printers, clothes drying rack, tent, suitcases, Dirt Devil sweeper & hand held, comforters, King size box springs, briefcase bag, ping pong table, car sub-woofer & amp, car stereo, 1987 Honda Helix scooter, 1615H Agco Allis Lawn Mower w/ Snowblower, snowblade, Craftsman Radial Arm Saw, small air compressor & hoses, dinningroom light, hedge trimmers, sink, windows, In-line skates, kids Bow & Arrow, fish tank/stand, exhaust fan/light, coolers, Gun cabinet, Paintball gun & supplies, exercise mats, drop spreader, car seat heater, curling iron, toys, TY Beanie Babies, kids and adult books, Longaberger & various baskets, cookbooks, candles, adult/teenage clothes& shoes, Christmas decorations.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ICON'S PRINTER-FRIENDLY GARAGE SALE MAP - All garage sales posted on the Icons are also on the Icons' Garage Sale Map. Send your garage sale to info@adaicon.com.

We will post it the same day we receive it.
• No cost
• No word length limit
• No deadline
Just email it!
And, we'll post your address on our printer-friendly garage sale map.

MICHICAN BLUEBERRIES - Order 10 pound boxes (6 quarts) of fresh Michigan blueberries $25  from marling7133@outlook.com for pick up at Bluffton First Mennonite Church parking lot, (101 S. Jackson St., Bluffton) Thursday, July 5, from 12:45 to 2 p.m. Use “Bluffton Blueberries” in subject line. Please include your phone number. Cash preferred. Rain date Friday, July 6. Place your order by noon, Tuesday, July 3.

For sale: Antique dresser.  All original.  $50.  Call 419.235.0992

Puma 23FB outside shower, winter cover, sleeps 5 to 6 excellent condition, tons of storage. 419-410-4205

For sale: Connelly 4x8 pool table & accessories $450.00 567-204-3898 No texts

2014 Harley Ultra Classic - reduced price $15,000 - in red sunglow with 7200 miles. Includes communication system, cruise control, radio, motorcycle jack. Also has passenger grab rails and risers for passenger foot rests. Battery tender and Harley cover included. Has one year warranty left. Dealer performed 5,000 mile service already. Located in Bluffton, Ohio. Call or text Dan at 419-231-2238.

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
• The Food Store, 103 S. Main, Bluffton
•  Or, click for an order blank

YORKTOWN VILLAGE II APARTMENTS, Ada, - Accepting applications for immediate occupancy. We offer spacious 2 & 3 bedrooms with balcony/patio starting at $499.00. This institution is an  equal opportunity  provider, and employer.
Must income qualify.419-634-6322

Rental property in Port Clinton, Ohio. ( on Lake Erie)  1 Bedroom and 1 sleeper sofa. Sleeps 4 comfortably. Completely renovated - locally owned Condo on third floor. Great views, swimming pool, beach and hot tub. Walk to jet express.  Great weeks and weekends available for August, September and October. Call  or Text for pricing - 614-284-3435 minimum 3 night Stay.  Ask for Amy.

LIMA APARTMENTS
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.

Ada apartments available June 1st! 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartments, some with washer/dryer. Rent ranges from $475-$700 per month. Realtor Owned. No pets, no smoking. Call 419-230-7158.  

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.

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

Help wanted: Buyer

The primary job function of the Buyer will be to develop sources of supply for components, materials, supplies, service and equipment at the best possible cost while maintaining quality standards.

Roles & Responsibilities:

Prepare and send request for quotes to potential vendors per defined specifications

Review competitive quotes and execute negotiations to define the selected vendors

Execute purchase orders and monitor status to ensure on-time deliveries

Address and resolve issues with the vendor and evaluate vendor performance

Education & Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in a Business related field with a minimum of 1 year buying experience in the manufacturing environment

Proven record of successful negotiations

Solid knowledge of purchasing procedures

SAP experience is a plus

Bilingual (German/English) is a plus, but not required

General Requirements:

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

Excellent organizational and analytical skills

Self-motivated and a team player

Willing to work overtime as needed

Willing to travel domestic and international

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

Kline's Napa Center, Ada - Now Hiring! Looking for a part-time delivery driver with valid driver's license and a good driving record. Must be 18 or older. Stop in at 4565 State Route 235, south of Ada.
 

Director of Music Ministry - Providing musical leadership for congregation, this part-time position serves as lead organist (year-round), choir director (9 mo), and supervisor of music ministry for Trinity Episcopal Church, Findlay. Organist and choir director positions may be independent. 419-422-3214 or trinfin@att.net.

Apprentice Assistant
The primary responsibility of the Apprentice Assistant will be to drive the marketing, advertising and recruitment campaigns for the GROB Apprenticeship Program. The Apprentice Assistant will support the program supervisors in various administrative tasks and partner with Human Resources to effectively recruit for each new class. The ideal applicant will have excellent public speaking skills and be comfortable presenting program details to groups of up to 60 people.
Roles & Responsibilities:
• Proactively schedule and conduct presentations at local high schools and career fairs
• Coordinate job shadows and school visits to tour GROB’s facility
• Plan and facilitate monthly Apprentice Open House tours and Friends & Family tours (Saturday events)
• Coordinate social media marketing efforts with GROB’s Sales department on platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram
• Manage and create marketing content on an on-going basis in the forms of banners/signs, yearbook ads, newspaper ads, informational pamphlets, presentation decks, etc. to drive program
• Partner with IT to develop a new program website Manage application website, follow up with students to complete applications
• Schedule applicant testing and interviews
• Order uniforms, safety shoes and safety glasses for all GROB employees annually
Education & Experience Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Journalism, or Marketing; OR Associate’s Degree in Marketing and relevant work experience
• 2-5 years of relevant experience preferred
General Requirements:
• Self-motivated and team player
• Excellent organizational and analytical skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Willing to work overtime as needed
• Willing to travel national and international

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 a resume to: employment@grobsystems.com. Check us out: www.grobgroup.com

Documentation Specialist – Universal Machines
This position is responsible for the compilation of written technical instructions and drawings for GROB 5-Axis CNC Universal Machines.  This includes preparation of all printed material used to support customer training on the operation and maintenance of a Universal Machine.
Roles & Responsibilities:
• Organize technical documents and drawings to match the options included on each 5-Axis CNC Universal Machine
• Proofread technical documents
• Edit, standardize, or make changes to material prepared by the Technical Writers
• Convert the material to a PDF and combine into a hyperlinked document using Adobe Acrobat
Education & Experience Requirements:

• Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Communications, Professional
• Writing or a Technical Field such as Engineering
• Must have a strong mechanical aptitude with the ability to match the correct technical documents with machine options
• Proven competency in computer skills along with software applications for developing manuals (i.e. Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat)
General Requirements:
• Self-motivated, detail-oriented, team player
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent organizational and analytical skills
• Willing to work overtime as needed
• Must have a valid passport
• Required to travel to Germany for up to 3 weeks of training and open to future travel to Germany/Brazil

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

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.

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.

Hiring: William H. Bass Trucking Inc.
Family owned trucking company is looking for drivers with a Class A CDL and a minimum of 2 years experience to pull dry-van - 100 percent No touch freight. Average of 2500 miles per week with percentage pay at an average of $0.47 per mile. Partial paid health insurance and company match retirement after 90 days and paid vacation after 1st year. Out approximately 2 nights of the week and flexible hours. E-LOG EXEMPT!! (glider trucks)

Requirements: Pass DOT physical/drug screen, no more than 2 moving violations and no more than 2 jobs in the last 2 years. Only serious inquires call Bass Trucking Ada, Ohio at 888-441-8086 Monday-Thursday between 9 and 4.

Vancrest of Ada is looking for State Tested Nursing Assistants (STNAs), Resident Assistants (RAs), and Nurses to join their team.
The positions available are for part time, full time, and PRN workers. You can apply online at: http://www.vancrest.com/careers
For more information call: 419-558-1379
We look forward to hearing from you!

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.
 

Craft Supply Sale at the Bluffton Senior Center 132 N. Main St., Bluffton. Everything priced to sell. Beads, lace, sewing notions, fabric, dolls to dress, quilt frames, craft kits, pattern books and much much more. Open Monday, June 18th, 10 AM to 4 PM, Tuesday, June 19, 9 AM to 4 PM and 6-8 PM, Wednesday, June 20, 9 AM to 4 PM, Thursday, June 21, 9 AM to 7 PM and Friday, June 22, 9 AM to 3 PM.

An auction including a 40-plus year collection of antiques, at 113 E. Kibler St., Bluffton, starting at 4 p.m., Thursday, June 21.The auction includes antique furniture and gold jewelry, furniture and household items, appliances, toys, collectibles and primitives, jewelry and garage items and tools. Click for more details.

Looking for a 3+ bedroom house or apt to rent in bluffton s.d.
preferably under $1000 per month. Pets preferred but not necessary. Contact
by email eakloeppel@yahoo.com