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Please contact The Icon at info@adaicon.com for any organization changes in your listing.

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


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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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

The Icon wishes Colletta Mullenhour, life-long Bluffton resident, a very happy 90th birthday on Thursday, Jan. 21.

Here's a 6-coupon offer from Leiber’s Garage, Bluffton, and Tommy Tire Sales and Alignment Center, Ada:
• A free code scan
   Remove that warning light on your dashboard
• $40 off 4-wheel alignment with purchase of 4 Mastercraft tires
• $15 off full synthetic oil change
   Comes with a new oil filter and refill up to 5 quarts of standard motor oil
• $50 off the purchase and installation of 4 Mastercraft tires
• $24.99 standard oil change
   Comes with new oil filter and refill up to 5 quarts of standard motor oil
• $50 off per axle standard brake service
   Free brake inspection, installation of new brake pads with limited lifetime parts warranty and new rotors. 
Click here for printer-friendly coupons.

Time to fill your freezer - check out The Dough Hook's many meat packages. Our Fill Your Freezeer package includes: • Quarter of a beef • Half of a hog • 20 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast.

"Bluffton Anthology - A creeks runs through it" essays on a small Ohio town collected by Fred Steiner. Dozens of Bluffton stories by local authors. $24.95 plus tax.
Now available at:
• Roots by Strattons
• The Food Store
• Bluffton Senior Citizens Center
• The Black Lab
• Polished
• And in Ada at The Inn at ONU
Or if you are outside Bluffton, click below for a Priority Mail book delivery:
Click for Priority Mail book delivery

Do you plow snow? The Icon will post a continually-running classified ad under "Services Offered" all winter for anyone in the snow plow business. The ad will include your name, contact information and any additional information you wish to provide.  Your ad will appear on both Bluffton Icon and Ada Icon for one price of $35 for the entire winter season. 
Contact info@blufftonicon.com to get your ad started today.

The annual fiscal report of the Park District, Liberty Township, Hardin County, Ohio, for the year 2020 is completed. Reports available for inspection at the park office, 600 S. Park Dr., Ada, or by contacting the clerk, Mary Jane Lee at 419-303-4810. The park board meets the third Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the park office, 600 S. Park Dr.

The Liberty Township annual financial report for 2020 is complete and is available for inspection by contacting the fiscal officer at 419-296-4281.

Citizens Bancshares, Inc., Annual Shareholders Meeting to be held virtually on
Jan. 26, 2021, at 7 p.m. online  at www.CNBOhio.com. Shareholders are receiving log-in information via U.S. mail.

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."

Delta Children’s Waverly 6-in-1 convertible crib, Bianca White color with Sealy Baby Ultrarest mattress with 204 coils. Excellent condition. $290 retail value. Selling for $100. Call Denise at 419-303-2079.

Help for Seniors - I have over 10 yrs experience assisting seniors. I can do light housework, meal preps, errands, pet care, tech help...available daily. 419-792-9365 Lynn

Ada Rental:  602 E. Lincoln St..Updated Two Bedroom ranch.
Appliances include: Stove, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Micro- Wave, Washer and
Dryer.  Single car attached garage.  No Pets - No smoking.  $600.00 per month
with $600.00 deposit.  Realtor Owned.  Call with voice message:  419-358-5450

168 E. Elm St. – Bluffton
Spacious two bedroom, one bath home. Available Jan. 1, 2021. Tenant pays all utilities. Rent $795 month plus deposit $795.  No Pets, No Smoking. Realtor Owned. Call or text 419-230-7158. Or email blufftonsold@gmail.com for an application.

We have student rentals  
Contact Brown Rentals 
410 S. Main St., Ada 
Sandy Turner, property manager 

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

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.

Position Title: Communications Coordinator / Staff Position: PAID
Ministry Purpose:

The Communications Coordinator helps share Bluffton Presbyterian’s mission of Growing in Faith, Sharing God’s Love through our various communication channels. The individual should have a good understanding of the congregation, contributing their communication skillsets, expertise, and creativity while being collaborative and team oriented. This position is for one year with the possibility of re-hire for future years.
Primary Areas of Responsibility:
• Manage designs for electronic sign (to be installed February 2021) and associated request/ approval/ publishing process (approved sign policy is in place). • Create graphics and layout for the weekly congregation email. • Provide communications/graphics support and development to the congregation with guidance from the direct supervisor, Pastor and/or other church leaders.
Relationships and Indirect Position Responsibilities:
• Works with direct supervisor or Pastor for direct guidance and coordination of priorities and messaging intent. • Works with the Administrative Assistant who is responsible for managing the calendar and verifying the accuracy of information related to the church activities. • Works on any ad hoc materials upon request with a team of volunteers and staff responsible for bulletin boards, displays within the church, public website, social media, online videos/livestream, and monthly newsletter.
Pay Rate and Hours:
• Flexibility is afforded in the development of the weekly work schedule. Compensation is commensurate with education and experience with a range of $10-$20 an hour. Hours are variable based on need. However, initially forecasting 4-6 hours with the potential of up to 10 hours per week.
Job Description:
• Execute areas of responsibility. • Be polite, friendly and courteous. • Attend periodic worship services at Bluffton Presbyterian Church, as agreed. • Participate in periodic check-ins, as agreed with the direct supervisor or Pastor • Report to the direct supervisor or Pastor and Personnel Chairs, who will conduct employee performance reviews. • Communicate in advance, by phone to the direct supervisor or Pastor any absences. • In the case of last-minute illness or emergency, contact the direct supervisor or Pastor as soon as possible prior to the start of any event so other arrangements can be made.
Key Skillsets:
Ability to develop appealing, relevant, and concise messages that conveys the mission and activities of Bluffton Presbyterian Church. • Accountability • Time Management • Verbal and written communication skills • Organization • Process Oriented • Coordination and collaboration with others • Able to tailor messages to intended audiences
• Degree in communications, graphics design, marketing, or related field; or equivalent experience.• Must have access to any required graphics software.
• Willing to submit to background and drug screenings. • Criminal background checks and fingerprinting prior to employment and in some cases an FBI records check due to prior residences.
Church Support Provided to Communications Coordinator:
To create a cooperative working environment, we will: Provide periodic check-ins with the direct supervisor or Pastor. Immediately seek to rectify any problems that may arise.  Allow grievances to be taken to the direct supervisor or Pastor and Personnel committee.Compensate fairly. Welcome suggestions for how to improve our program. Provide further mutually agreed upon opportunities for growth and leadership. A periodic performance review shall be conducted by the direct supervisor or Pastor and Personnel committee. To apply for this position, please submit a resume with a cover letter and the names of 2-3 references to Rev. Karol Schilling (pastor@blufftonpc.org).

Food Service, Working at ONU Dining Services
It's a new semester and we are adding to the team! Employees look forward to engaging with students and pride themselves on great customer service in an entertaining atmosphere.  We are looking for someone who has an excellent work ethic with qualities including good communication skills, is organized, and manages time well.  A love for food is a plus! 

Apply at Sodexo.Jobs and search hourly jobs, and enter the Job ID you would like to submit your application to:

Student Worker: 652211
Food Service Worker: 652216
Cook/Grill: 652218

GROB Systems, Bluffton, has openings for several positions. Apply at www.joingrob.com

Bluffton Aeration Service, Inc. is a local Environmental Service Co. is accepting applications for a full time/part time Route Driver with Class B or Class A CDL Handyman capabilities, team player, motivated, self-starter and  Hard worker are traits we are looking for.
We will train.
Competitive Wages/ Paid Holidays/ 401K
Insurance Benefits available
If interested call the Office at 419-358-1936
OR send Resumes to: basi_mm@yahoo.com

Want to make a valuable Contribution to your Favorite Organization?  Are you able and willing to contribute your time and energy to a good cause but have been unable to find an opportunity in these challenging times?

A to Z Meats is Seeking Part Time Packaging Help for a two-week Commitment $13.50 Per hour.  Consider donating your compensation to an organization such as a retirement community, a school organization, or a pet rescue team.

A To Z Portion Control Meats Inc. is a family-owned business.  We have a long-standing commitment to supply excellent quality meat products to our customers.  Our processing line is high speed and exciting.

Opportunities would include packaging, stacking meat product, and taping retail boxes.

For more information, please come A to Z Meats, 201 N. Main Street Bluffton Shipping and Receiving Office in the rear of the building.

A to Z Meats follows strict CDC COVID 19 procedures.   

Monday-Friday between 9AM to 3PM

Training will be provided to each employee on all Food Safety and Company Safety policies prior to the start of work.

Seeking Full Time, and Part Time Packaging Team Members! Starting pay $13.50 Per hour

A To Z Portion Control Meats Inc. is a family-owned business.  We have a long-standing commitment to supply excellent quality meat products to our customers.  Our processing line is high speed and exciting.

Employee will package frozen meat products according to weight or portion size.  They will visually inspect all product while packaging and put in appropriate containers. Follows all HACCP, SQF, Safety and sanitation /cleanliness guidelines.

Job Details:
• Set up workstation with packaging equipment, and supplies including plastic bags, paper, and scales.
• Set a tare on scales to deduct the weight of the box, bags, and paper.
• Follow production list
• Put product labels on cardboard boxes according to the production list
• Pack finished product neatly and quickly
• Pull boxes off taping conveyer or tape box with hand taper
• Lift and stack boxes on pallet according to customer requirements.  Lifting is repetitive.  10 to 18 pounds per case.
• Responsible for keeping work area clean and organized.

•  Large discount on all meat purchases for personal use
• Compensation packaging discussed at interview

For more information, please come A to Z Meats, 201 N. Main Street Bluffton Shipping and Receiving Office in the rear of the building.

 A to Z Meats follows strict CDC COVID 19 procedures.  
Monday-Friday between 9AM to 3PM

THE INN at OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY is seeking qualified applicants for the following positions:
• Full-time Cook
• Full-time Housekeeping

Competitive wages offered, FT position offers benefits
Must have flexible scheduling availability
You may apply at the Inn or at:

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.