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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 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


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

Interested in volunteering and making connections in Lima?  Elder Victim Ministry is looking for an Adult Crime Education (ACE) Workshop Coordinator. Thursdays are usually our volunteer days. Each month, ACE Workshops take place at 3 Lima locations.  ACE presentations raise awareness about elder abuse in Allen County and educate the public to identify and stand up to crime in the community.  Volunteer responsibilities: contacting presenters, coordinating schedules, creating flyers.  Additional responsibilities can include: distributing flyers, obtaining incentive items and hosting the presentations.  Computer skills are necessary to coordinate scheduling and to update online calendars. 
An application can be found at http://www.crimevictimservices.org/elder-victim-ministry.html.  After applying, we’ll contact you to set up an interview.  Training is provided and mileage is paid.  Contact Elysia Bush at Crime Victim Services, 419-222-8666, ebush@crimevictimservices.org

Help wanted - Part-time teller, Citizens National Bank.

Golf Pro Shop/Clubhouse part-time & full-time positions are
available for our 2019 golf season. Must be 19 to apply but prefer 21. Three
shifts available - mornings, afternoons, evenings. Employees receive golf
benefits & meal discounts. Our season typically begins April 1 and continues
through November.Please send resume with availability as well as number of
hours per week you are interested in working to drueyoung@gmail.com  **Range
Positions also available - must be 16 to apply, not involved in fall sports &
available to work evenings; golf benefits included.

Family Ministry Director, Ada First United Methodist
Instrumental in vision casting, planning & leading children & youth ministries. Implement our intergeneration ministry
Characteristics & Qualifications
• Commitment to growing as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Attend First UMC, seek opportunities for growth in small group, Bible study, service opportunities.
• Build relationships with youth & families.
• Growing Wesleyan theological training, understanding & experience relating to ministry & children's education.
• Pass background check, training in Safe Sanctuary policy
• 2 years experience with youth in church or related post.
• Oversee Children, Youth & Family leaders, including staff meetings & implementation of activities & events for children, youth & families. Plan & coordinate VBS or similar program with laity and staff.
• Invite, train, empower lay volunteers to serve with children, youth & families.
• Work with children’s ministry team implementing best practices for teaching & leading SS & junior church curriculum.
• Assist family ministry team in developing, implementing scope & sequence plan for nursery to 12th grade.
• Mentor & supervise college interns working with youth.
• Build partnerships with the school, ONU, library, ReStore & other community groups.
• Attend staff meetings.
• Serve as Children, Youth & Family Ministry rep on Administrative Council. 
Salary, Benefits
• Part-time salary Position (with possibility of moving toward  FT as ministries & church grow). Salary $20,000/year plus $1,200 for continuing education & mileage reimbursement.
• Flexible schedule, 20-24 hrs per week, at least 2 hours in office during week, & Sunday requirements.
• Reports to Pastor & SPRC committee.
• 2 weeks paid vacation (including 2 Sunday per calendar year)
Send resume & references to Rev. Brandi Rigsby, Ada First UMC 301 N. Main St. Ada, OH 45810 or rigsby@adaumc.org by March 1.

NURSING OPPROTUNITY - Physician medical office/Medical Assistant (MA) - Full time Office hours are 8:30 am until 5:00 pm (or until the physician is done seeing patients) Monday through Friday and 8:30 am until 12:00 pm Saturday.  Hours may be expanded in the event of other employee’s vacations or sick leave.
Under the supervision of the Physician, assist in minor office procedures, injections, phlebotomy, lab procedures, sterilization of instruments and clerical duties.
Duty 1: Manages daily patient and provider flow
Duty 2: Assist Physician with patient care as required
Duty 3: Ensure that exam rooms are prepared for each visit
Duty 4: Able to know, understand and follow directions as given by the provider
Duty 5: Conduct vital signs, audiometry, visual acuity urinalysis, EKG, injections and lab draws
Duty 6: Schedule patient appointments, update demographic information
Duty 7: Assist provider with chart documentation
Duty 8: Take and respond to phone calls from patients as needed
Medical Assistant Certification preferred
Typing and medical terminology experience preferred
Good communication skills
Please mail your resume to:
Human Resources, PO Box 319, Arlington, OH 45814-0319

Childcare provider has openings. Full/part time. Reasonable,  flexible and dependable. 567-250-0407 

Wilson Sporting Goods Co., the world’s premier ball sports equipment manufacturing company, seeks a Manufacturing/Health & Safety Engineer for our Wilson plant located in Ada, OH. 

This position will develop, coordinate and implement management systems to provide high levels of Health & Safety protection.  Will provide manufacturing and safety engineering support to Plant Operations, Health & Safety and Engineering to ensure manufacturing processes, machinery, equipment, tools and systems are safe, OSHA compliant, efficient and eliminate waste and product defects.  Implement engineered process improvements to positively impact Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.

This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree and experience in Safety Management, Industrial Risk Management, or a related area.  Must have working knowledge of OSHA and EPA regulations.

 If you meet our requirements and are interested in joining our legacy of achievement, please visit the Wilson Career 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


Press brake operator: Diamond Manufacturing of Bluffton, an equal opportunity employer, is looking for individuals with the following qualifications:

  • 3-4 years Press Brake Experience
  • Knowledge of Cincinnati Press Brake helpful (150 & 600 ton)
  • Programming experience is mandatory
  • Die changeover experience
  • Ability to read prints and perform work from those prints
  • Knowledge and understanding of bend calculations
  • Understanding of material thickness
  • Ability to perform checks with appropriate measuring tools
  • Quality focused; must be able to pay very close attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities
  • Excellent time management skills; work without supervision
  • PLC experience a plus but not mandatory
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Must possess excellent math and calculating skills
  • Must be able to occasionally lift to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to operate a forklift
  • Observe all plant and safety guidelines

Diamond Manufacturing works a four (4) day/10-hour work schedule Monday through Thursday.  If necessary, overtime work is scheduled on Friday.  Pay scale for this position is based upon experience.  Reviews with pay increase opportunities based upon performance, attendance, and quality at 90 days, 6 months, and annually.

Great benefit package available after 90 days including:  medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, company paid uniforms, and quarterly bonus program.  401(k) benefits along with company match available after one year of service.

We are a growing company looking for people that are excited to join our team!  If you are interested in having a direct impact on Diamond’s performance, quality, safety, and value, then this is the position for you.

Please apply on line at DiamondJobs@DiamondMB.com  OR apply in person at 505 E. Jefferson Street, Bluffton, OH  45817. 

Medical Assistants needed for after hours clinic located at 921 E Franklin  St., Kenton Ohio. This is inside Hardin Hospital. Part time and full time positions available. Must have taken testing for certification or have testing scheduled. Job duties include checking in and out patients. Obtain health history of patients, vitals and any specimens the provider would want. Work closely with the team to ensure quality patient care. Venipuncture skills. Able to perform an EKG. Interested applicants, please call 614-261-8188 for all details or send resume to tmack@meritrahealth.com.

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.

Two giant Bluffton garage sales -

SHANNON Service Club sale
The sale is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, and from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 23, at The Centre, 601 N. Main St., Bluffton. The sale includes dozens of tables from vendors who will offer a large assortment of items. Admission $1; 12 and under free.

Senior Citizens sale
The sale is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, and Friday, Feb. 22. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to noon. On Monday Feb. 25, whatever is left over is half price until 2 p.m. No admission charge.

Vintage Franciscan Apple Dinnerware, 62 pieces - excellent condition, Text 419-348-0033 for complete list. $350.00

First Communion dress, girls size 8.  $15.00, call or text 817-403-3572.  Pickup in Bluffton.

Receive 10 pounds of free vegetables with every $100 spent on a meat package at The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., Bluffton. Call 419-369-4264 to place your order. More details here.

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
3591 County Road 44
Ada, OH 45810
Call 419-303-8869 for availability

Realtor owned

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.

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.


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

ALL SERVICE AERATION - Complete aeration and septic tank services. Pumping, rooting, jetting, portable toilets, 129 Lake St., Bluffton, Randy Matter, 419-358-6815.

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