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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 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

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

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 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

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.

Beautiful country home for sale completely renovated with two acres of land included. Located north of Mount Cory, Ohio, on State Route 235 with close proximity to I-75. 419.477.5291

Estate & Garage Sale - 4860 Bentley Road, Bluffton, Oct 18 & 19, Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 6 miles from Bluffton on the Bentley, Route 81 turn North on Bentley.

 

Garage Sale Friday 10/18 9AM - 5PM & Saturday 10/19 9AM-3PM. 4108 Co Rd 15 Ada, OH Maternity & infant clothes, mens XL/XXL clothes, baby items, household miscellaneous 

Blaze of Lights set up, Bluffton, will be Saturday, Nov 9, at 8 a.m. and we are in need of people to help set up. Lunch will be provided. And if people can only come for a couple hours it would help usually done by noon. And can bring drills, sludge hammers. Any question contact Lynda Best 419-296-2790.

Riley Creek Pharmacy, 112 E. Main St., Pandora, says: "Come get your flu shot and Shingrix vaccine. 419-384-3303.

The Village of Bluffton has received a petition to vacate the alley between the homes of 650 and 656 S. Main St. This matter will be presented at a public hearing to be held on Monday, Nov. 11, at 6:30 pm in the Community Room on the 3rd floor of the Town Hall. 

Mennonite Home Communities
of Ohio – Volunteer Opportunities
at Bluffton and Pandora

• MHCO invites families with children, students, couples, singles, and retirees for an array of meaningful activities. These include assisting with games, helping with appointments, worship and Bible studies, delivering snacks/water and more.  
• Contact Jessica Strahm, Volunteer Coordinator, if you would like to have a rewarding opportunity to make new friends, and a difference in the lives of others.
• Jessica Strahm, Volunteer Coordinator, Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio
JStrahm@mhcoliving.org • 419-358-1015 ext. 248

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."

Bluffton Auto Repair Center, 302 N. Main St., Bluffton, tune ups, oil changes, transmissions, electrical, suspension, clutches, A/C service, brakes, belts and hoses, exhaust, diagnostics and more. Monday to Friday,  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Scott Shough for an appointment. 419-358-0303 or blufftonautorepair@outlook.com

Skilled carpenter looking for remodeling and handyman work. Call Dave at 419-905-8313.

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1 to 3 p.m.
0744 TR 152, Harrod
$199,900-USV SD
First Time Open!
3BR/2.5BTH 2 story home with apx. 1628 sq.ft. This four-year old home is situated on a spacious 2+ ac lot with a 35x45 pole bldg. Upgrades include hardwood floors & 9’ ceilings on all levels including basement. Move in ready! (3) Devin Dye 419-303-589
 

Town and Gown banquet, open to the public, Monday, Nov. 4, in McIntosh Center. Tickets are $20 each and are available at Ada Public Library, Ohio Northern University human resources, McIntosh Center information desk, Liberty National Bank and Quest Federal Credit Union. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and a dinner and program follow at 6 p.m.

The Ada Historical Society invites residents to a free Woodlawn Cemetary tour from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20. Tours start on the east side of the cemetery and take about 30 minutes. Seven Ada High School students will participate in the tours by portraying former Ada residents.
• Reece Evans will portray William H. Morrow
• Alex Morgan will portray Albert Rogall
• Daniel Nash will portray W. R. Routson
• J.D. Schrader will portray W.E. Binkley
• Josie Poling will portray Daisy Krofft
• Courtney McLaughlin will portray Mae McAlpin
• Alyssa Wince will portray Carolyn Ames
In case of severe weather, the tours will take place at the Ada Public Library, 320 N. Main St., Ada.

Maple Grove Cemetery history walk - 4 time slots. Must RSVP to Bluffton Public Library at 419-358-5016 or to canaday@blufftonpubliclibrary.org. Non-scary walks, with donations accepted to go to Bluffton Public Library. Fred Steiner, Bluffton Icon, leads the walks at:
Saturday, Oct. 19 - 2 and 3 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 20 - 2 and 3 p.m.

Ada Kiwanis Club spaghetti dinner, 4:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, Ada High School cafeteria, 725 W. North Ave., Ada. $8 at the door, children 10 and under free.

St. John's United Church of Christ beef and noodle dinner, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 18, at the church, 223 W. College Ave., Bluffton. Menu includes homemade noodles, beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, apple sauce, roll, assorted pies and beverage. Dine in or carryout. Tickets are: adults, $8; 6th grade to college, $5; Elementary, $4; Pre-K, Free.

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

4 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment for rent on a quiet block plenty of private parking big private back yard convenient location . New paint clean carpets and hardwood floors ready to move in. Students welcome, call 419-231-0741 for more 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.

 

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

OSU jacket leather sleeves large OSU emblem on back. Very good condition size XL. $30. Call 419-659-5909.

Apple iMac, 5k 27", 3.2 GHz, 8GB RAM, 1Tb HDD, Model #MK462LL/A. Mint condition Like New Never used. Comes complete with all accessories & packaging. Cash Only, Pickup Only. $1,050. Please call 419-236-4113

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.

Bluffton University is seeking a person with specialist experience with learning technology and with instructor experience in IT applications to fill the position of Learning Technology Specialist/IT Apps Instructor position. To see the full job description and information on how to apply, please visit www.bluffton.edu/employment. EOE”

CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS AT MHCO
HILTY HOME, 304 Hilty Dr., Pandora, OH
RN/LPN (Full and Part-time,10p-6a &Full-time, 6p-6am)
STNA (Full and Part-time, 1st and 2nd shifts,  Part-time, 3rd shift)
Dietary Aide (Part-time and PRN)

MAPLE CREST, 700 Maple Crest Ct., Bluffton, OH
Dietary Cook (Part-time)
Elder Assistant (Part-time, 2nd shift)

MENNONITE MEMORIAL HOME, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton, OH
Licensed Nursing Home Administrator
STNA (Full and Part-time 1st and 2nd shift, Part-time, 3rd shift)
RN/LPN (Full and Part-time, 2pm-10pm)|
Personal Care Assistant (Part-time 6am- 10pm)
Dietary Aide (Part-time, 2nd shift and PRN)

WILLOW RIDGE, 410 W. ELM ST. BLUFFTON, OH
STNA/SHAHBAZ (Full-time, 2-10pm)

HOME HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES, 410 W. ELM ST. BLUFFTON, OH
STNA (Part-time, primarily dayshift hours)

IF INTERESTED PLEASE APPLY IN PERSON OR ONLINE AT www.mhcoliving.org under the careers link.

$1000 SIGN ON BONUS FOR FULL AND PART TIME STATE TESTED NURSING ASSISTANTS!!
 

MAINTENANCE PERSON WANTED…Wanted for apartment complex. Person must be knowledgeable in general maintenance and repairs. Must have own tools. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer. If interested, please call 419-634-6322. Yorktown Village Apartments

 

Wendy's of Bluffton has openings. Competitive pay, advancement opportunities, employee meal discounts.
You may apply now at:
EZ Apply
Txt 419-962-3029
Code: 10522

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.