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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.
Amy Spar, 419-722-5231, Meets on fourth Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Media Center at Ada High School 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
Bereavement Support Group
Meets second Thursday of the month at Beatitudes store 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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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.

This beautiful custom home is located on a cul-de-sac in Parkview of Bluffton.  It boasts approximately 2300 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths.  In addition to its large unfinished basement, this home has many modern features.  100 Parkview sits on an expansive lot with panoramic views of the park and creek.  The home is move-in ready with immediate possession at closing.  Contact Julia at 419-303-0439 for more information or to view this home. List price is $439,900.

2019 year end financial reports for Liberty Township, Ada, are available for inspection upon request. Please contact Patty Griffin, Fiscal Officer 419-296-4281.

 

NOTICE OF APPLICATION TO FCC OF CONSENT TO SELL WONB-FM
On September 25, 2012, WONB-FM was granted a license by the Federal Communications Commission to serve the public interest as a public trustee until October 1, 2020. Our license will expire on October 1, 2020. 

On November 25, 2019, the owners of WONB-FM, Ohio Northern University, filed an application with the FCC for consent to sell WONB-FM to Holy Family Communications, INC. A copy of this application will be available for public inspection during our regular business hours. It contains additional information concerning the proposed buyer and the agreement for the sale of the station.

Individuals who wish to advise the FCC of facts relating to this application may file comments and informal objections prior to Commission action on the application. Petitions to deny the application must be filed no later than February 10, 2020.

Further information concerning the FCC’s station sale process is available at WONB-FM, 402 West Lincoln, 137 Freed Center, Ada, OH 45810 or may be obtained from the FCC, Washington, DC 20554 or the FCC website, at www.fcc.gov/e-file. After accessing this webpage, users should click on the “CDBS Public Access” link and follow the instructions found there.

Further information concerning the FCC's broadcast license transfer process is available at or may be obtained from the FCC, Washington, D.C. 20554, www.fcc.gov. 

 

Board of zoning appeals - On Tuesday, January 21, the Ada Zoning Board of Appeals shall hear a request for a Conditional Use Permit for the purpose of :
1. Indoor/Outdoor cultivation and harvesting of Industrial Hemp.
2. Industrial Hemp processing.
Construction plans include a 35'x96' greenhouse to be utilized for indoor cultivation, outdoor cultivation of up 1/2 acre and construction of a 1,600 sq. ft. processing facility. The hearing will occur at 5:00pm on January 21, 2020 at the Ada Depot.  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mike Harnishfeger, Zoning Inspector 419-634-0010 option 2.

Citizens Bancshares, Inc., annual shareholders meeting, Jan. 28, 7 p.m., Citizens National Bank, 102 S. Main St., Buffton.

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."

Openings for first shift child care. Years of experience, meals included in an educational environment.  Call 419 296 6246.

*****OPEN HOUSE*****
413 E. Lehr St., Ada, Ohio, Sunday, Jan. 26, 1-3 p. m.

Cute ranch home with many updates including newer furnace, roof shingles and floor coverings, while most recent: new standing seam roof over back bedroom, entry door and fresh paint throughout.  Home is move-in ready! Don't miss this one!!  Priced at $62,900. Home is agent-owned.  

Call Kimmet Realty, LLC at 419-384-7653 for further details.

$18.85 oil change special - Leiber's Garage, 130 Vance St., Bluffton, has a January $18.95 oil change special. Call for your appointment today at 419-358-7006.

Free veggies!!! Receive 10 pounds of free veggies with every $100 spent on a meat package at The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., Bluffton. 419-369-4264.

DOWNTOWN RETAIL SPACE AVAILABLE in historic corner 125 N. Main Street. 1,140 sq. ft. Refurbishment costs negotiable. Call 419-419-1518.

LOOKING FOR AN OFFICE OR MEETING ROOM? Individual offices for rent, just off Main Street, at 111 Vine St. 2 separate offices available, with shared foyer, open plan area, plus kitchenette and bathroom. Perfect for remote workers. Call 419-419-1518.

Apartments for Rent:
365 W. Elm St. Bluffton, OH 

2-bedrooms & 1-bathroom - $700/month
• Great location overlooking
 beautiful Bluffton University campus
• Short walk to downtown shopping district & restaurants
• Secure, clean & well-maintained non-smoking apartments
• Large outdoor green space
• Spacious living area and bedroom(s)
• Full kitchen and appliances
• Access to a secure storage area
• Water, sewer & trash included in monthly rent 
• Onsite parking for one vehicle
Tenant is responsible for electric & cable/internet utilities   
Landlord contact information: 
Bill Gable •  419-230-1166 •  bill@gulfcoast.tax

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.

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

DISPLAY CASE for sale. 4 ft wide, glass top and front, mirrored back; stands 3 ft. 2 in. high, with 18 in. display height. Make an offer at 419-419-1518.

Do you contract to remove snow from driveways, sidewalks and parking spots?

If so, check out the Icon's $45 special snow removal classified ad offer. For $45 the Icon will post your snow removal classified ad now through the end of March, 2020.

It run continually in our "Snow Removal" section. Send us your name or company name, phone number or e-mail address and we'll post your ad immediately.

We'll send you a one-time invoice once your ad is posted. Send ad to: info@blufftonicon.com (or info@adaicon.com). Your listing will be posted on Bluffton Icon and Ada Icon.

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.

Now hiring -
Cook, day shift and evening shift 
Dietary assistant, day shift
Full and part-time available
Apply at good-sam.com
Questions? Call Sally at 419-365-5115. 
Good Samaritan Society, Arlington
EOE/AA/MFNET/HANDICAP

Bluffton University is seeking a full-time Senior Director of Development, Alumni and Church Relations. The Senior Director of Development, Alumni and Church Relations oversees a comprehensive fundraising and constituent relations program that includes development, alumni engagement and external church relations efforts with a special emphasis on relationships with congregations and constituents of the Mennonite Church, USA. The Senior Director supervises development, alumni and advancement services staff.  This position reports to the Vice President for Advancement. For more information, visit Bluffton Employment.

Help wanted: Bluffton Child Development Center is looking for one full-time teacher and 2 part-time assistant teachers. Please apply at 325 County Line Road, Bluffton, Ohio 45817 or call 419-358-8222.

Full-time opportunity in Citizens National Bank operations department.

Help wanted: Wilson Sporting Goods Co., the world’s premier ball sports equipment manufacturing company, has 1st shift openings in our Assembly and Sewing Department at our Wilson Football plant located in Ada, OH. Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED and at least one (1) year of factory experience. If you meet our requirements and are interested in joining our legacy of achievement, please visit the Wilson Careers page at www.wilson.com for more information and to apply. Wilson Sporting Goods Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/VD/V

 

Help wanted: Basinger Plumbing & Heating, LLC. Is looking to hire a Customer
Service Representative. We are interested in someone that has strong
background in working with people. Some of the duties would include
dispatching technicians, tracking the schedule, answering phones, etc. We are
looking for someone that is a fast learner, a self-starter, and that is very
motivated to work. Our family run company currently offers vacation pay, paid
holidays, insurance, bonuses, and pay is negotiable. Please send resumes or
any questions to bcoats@basingerph.com.

 

Wendy's of Bluffton has openings. Competitive pay, advancement opportunities, employee meal discounts.
You may apply now at:
EZ Apply
Txt Go Wendys to 31996
 

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.