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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.
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
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

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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.

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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
• 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

Free Black 10 week old Kitten.  Adorable, playful, great purr.  Had first vet check for worms and fleas.  Litter trained.  Call 419-358-8547.

KITTENS - Are you looking for adorable, playful, healthy, and cuddly kittens?  Meet Rolo (gray)! Rolo is super fluffy, laid back and loves playing with his brother.  Meet Rajah (white/gray). Rajah is small, feisty, and really sweet! Kittens have been raised inside, are completely litter boxed trained and eating hard food. Do you need one (or both!) of these cuties in your life? They are ready to go home. Re-homing fee applies. For more pictures and questions please email conns.critters@gmail.com

Ada Lions says, "Thank you, Ada," 
for your support of our annual
mulch sale. We had a successful
sale and will be able to continue
our scholarship award and other
community support due to your
great support!

Suter's Produce - Sweet corn picked daily,
Plus tomatoes, peaches and melons
In Bluffton at:
• SR 103, Circle K
• Saturday's Farmers' Market
In Ada at:
• 302 Carry-out, South Main Street
www.Suterproduce.com

Seasonal Sun Farm will have the following produce at Saturday's Bluffton Market:
•Cucumbers
•Green Peppers
•Summer Squash
•Zucchini
•Tomatoes
•Pea, Radish Microgreens
Supplies are limited so come early! Hope to see you there!

Viva Maria, 124 E. Buckeye Ave., Ada,  
now offers ice cream by the scoop.

The ice cream menu include 15 flavors,
four add-on options, milkshakes,
specialty items and three different cone options.

The restaurant is also open for pickup and
delivery every day from 4 to 10 p.m.,
Mondays through Wednesdays and all day
10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Phone: 567-940-8482

Free back-to-school supplies - Bluffton Community Assistance Program and the Bluffton Area Ministerial Association will provide free school supplies to students on the free/and or reduced lunch program within the Bluffton school district. The distribution is from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 8, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 223 W. College Ave. It is suggested to call the church at 419-358-5641 to enroll your child. If no one is in the office leave a message with your child’s name, grade and a contact phone number.

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."

Take the Icon poll - 
Your opinion about 2016 and 2020 presidential election voting preferences:
• CLICK TO take Bluffton Icon's poll
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Bluffton Family Recreation summer camp has room for campers ages 5 to 12. Camps are Mondays to Fridays 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Contact BFR, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, phone 419-358-4150.

Thank you for checking the Icon for Bluffton and Ada area garage sales. Garage sale are always free. Send you sale to either:
info@blufftonicon.com or
info@adaicon.com
Your sale will be posted on both Icons and on the Icon garage sale map. 
Please note there is a slight delay from the time a garage sale is posted on the Icon to when it appears on the map.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MAP - 

Renting Jefferson St. Villas -  2 bedroom  2 bath Villas. 1,050 sq ft. All kitchen appliances and washer and dryer included. Pet friendly. $925 a month plus utilities.  Call 419-296-3786.

We have student rentals  
Contact Brown Rentals 
410 S. Main St., Ada 
Sandy Turner, property manager 
419-204-8514
www.brownrentalsada.com

Downtown Retail Space Available in historic corner 125 N. Main Street, Bluffton, 1,140 sq. ft. Refurbishment costs negotiable. Call 419-419-1518.

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

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.

If you enjoy working with “hands on” projects and want to help with pulling weeds, landscaping or painting we have a number of projects available at Maple Crest, Hilty Home, Willow Ridge, and Mennonite Memorial Home.  Personal protective equipment (masks) should be worn and we encourage volunteers to bring their own water and snacks.  MHCO will provide a mask along with any tools needed for the activity. You would be working on your own schedule but we would like to schedule a meeting with our Maintenance staff first so please give me a call – Jessica Strahm, Volunteer Coordinator, Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, JStrahm@mhcoliving.org, 419-996-8433.

Ohio's "Responsible Restart Ohio Plans” are moving forward for businesses meeting mandatory safety requirements for customers, employees, and volunteers.

Help Wanted-
Landscape Crew Positions open for immediate hiring. 
Full time. Must be able to do physical labor and must have a good driving record.
Apply in person to New Leaf Garden Center, 0395 S. R. 235, Ada, Ohio

Help wanted - full time bather/kennel assistant
Must be self-motivated, hard working, able to lift up to 50 pounds, good with both cats and dogs, and willing to work some weekends. If interested, send a copy of your resume to info@blufftonvet.net, or stop in the clinic for an application.

Help wanted - part-time kennel assistant
Must be self-motivated, hard working, able to lift up to 50 pounds, good with both cats and dogs and willing to work some weekends. If interested send a copy of your resume to info@blufftonvet.net or stop in the clinic for an application.

Accounting business in Bluffton looking for a bookkeeper/accountant

HOURS/SCHEDULE:  20-25 per week in a family-friendly work environment
QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and/or Experience: Minimum of associates degree or comparable work experience.  Prior bookkeeping experience preferred.

Special Skills: Must have high ethical standards, attention to detail, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Must be highly motivated with strong organizational skills, technology skills, and the ability to multi-task. Candidate must be friendly and willing to step in wherever needed.

Computer Skills: Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products, especially Excel and Word.

Email resume with references to beth@gulfcoast.tax.  No walk-ins please.

 

Bluffton Auto Repair Center has a position that has come available for a service writer.  This is a full time position that will work 40 hours a week. The main responsibilities include scheduling customer repair work, ordering parts from vendors to complete scheduled work, invoicing customers for completed work, and maintaining accurate shop inventory.
Qualifications include:
Experience with Mitchell shop management is preferred
Ability to communicate well over a phone
Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds
Ability to pay attention to detail, while at the same time remain efficient
Attention to detail is a must! Experience is preferred, but willing to train. 

Please stop by to fill out an application, or send a resume to Bluffton Auto Repair Center, Attn. Jesse Owsley. 220 N Main St, Bluffton, OH 45817.  Or email to Owsley.j@strattonauto-group.com, no later than Aug 14, 2020. 

Stratton Auto Sales has the position that has come available for a detail team member.  This is a full time position that will work 40 hours a week. The main responsibilities include cleaning interior and exterior of each unit we sell. Qualifications include:
Experience with orbital buffer is preferred
Ability to drive a manual transmission is a plus
Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds
Ability to get low to the ground and back up numerous times a day
Ability to pay attention to detail, while at the same time remain efficient
Be a quick learner
Attention to detail is a must! Experience is preferred, but willing to train. 

Please stop by to fill out an application, or send a resume to Stratton Auto Sales, Attn. Jesse Owsley. 220 N Main St, Bluffton, OH 45817.  Or email to Owsley.j@strattonauto-group.com, no later than Aug 14, 2020. 

Bluffton University is seeking the right person to serve in the full time role of Admission Counselor for Student Athletes. To view the full job posting and information on hoe to apply, please visit www.bluffton.edu/employment. The application deadline is August 10th, 2020.  EOE

Volunteer opportunity at MHCO - manuscript publisher
Background:  Joanne Niswander, friend and resident of Maple Crest completed a historical document including pictures of “How MHCO Came To Be.” MHCO wants to take this manuscript into an eBook & print format. The manuscript is 120 pages and photos are already in place. Volunteer needed with skills to finalize document structure using text-editing skills and online software such as Vellum. 
For more information contact Chris Moser @ cmoser@mhcoliving.org

GROB Systems Inc. is searching for an entry-level IT Help Desk Associate. The ideal candidate will have basic network diagnostic skills and previous help desk experience. To learn more and apply, please visit https://joingrob.com.

Sign-on bonus for 
Paramedics and EMTs

Open the display ad
for details
MercyHealth
Contact Jeremy Amstutz at:
JRAmstutz@mercy.com

We are hiring machine operators immediately for a company in Ada.  Along with an hourly rate, they give a generous weekly Attendance Bonus of $100 per week. Apply at www.patrickstaffing.com Today using a desktop or a laptop computer.  This is a temp to hire position.   Start your new career today! Questions?  Call our office at 419-221-1102.  Can’t work in Ada?  We have multiple companies in the Lima and  Surrounding area we are also hiring for.  Call us today!

Law firm seeking qualified candidate to fill a full time office position.  Must be reliable, organized, and able to multitask.   Duties include answering phones, greeting clients, preparing legal documents, working with the courts and other tasks as assigned.  Hours are 9 am to 5 pm Monday -Friday.    Please send resume with references to Help Wanted, 138 N. Main Street, Bluffton, Ohio 45817.  Phone calls will not be accepted.

VIVA MARIA IS NOW HIRING
• COOKS  (LEARN HOW TO COOK ITALIAN!)
• SERVERS
• DRIVERS
APPLY IN PERSON AT VIVA MARIA 
124 E. BUCKEYE AVE, ADA 
OR SEND RESUME TO vivamariarestaurant@outlook.com
OR CALL 567-940-8482
Good starting pay, work around schedules, great working environment

The Dough Hook Meat Market located on Main Street in Bluffton, Ohio has several openings for permanent, part-time help. Job responsibilities include food handling, meat processing, customer service and meal prep. We are a growing company with several newly created positions to fill. Hours worked will be between 25-30 hours per week. Hours could be between 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturdays. While hours are flexible, employees are required to work some Saturdays each month.

Our staff is comprised of hard workers, people who can work independently and those who are willing to work in the most efficient manner possible. While waiting on the customer is our number one priority, our employees must be able to stop the project they are working on, wait on the customer and go right back to the task at hand. Applicants must be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds and able to stand on their feet for long periods of time. Most importantly applicants must be willing to have FUN while working!

The Dough Hook Meat Market is a family-oriented company who places a heavy emphasis on family first. The benefits of working at The Dough Hook includes free food while working, an employee incentive program, flexible scheduling and a relaxed FUN work environment!

Those interested should email a resume or letter of interest to marlenaballinger@doughhook.com or download an application at www.doughhook.com and mail to 117 N. Main Street • Bluffton, OH.

 

Wendy's of Bluffton
has openings!

352 State Route 103 -
Competitive pay,
advancement opportunities,
employee meal discounts.

You may apply now at:
EZ Apply
Text: Go Wendy's 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.