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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

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.

Residence for sale
511 Greding Street, Bluffton
Four bedroom, 2.5 bath ranch house on a quiet culdesac.
Built 2005, one owner, fully finished basement.
Several improvements and expansion in 2015.
Text or call 419-348-2706 for more details.

Bluffton residence for sale
357 S. Jackson St.  Brick ranch with three bedrooms, one-and-one-half bath, new roof, new air conditioning, new windows. Hardwood floors and full finished basement. $217,500 call 419-306-1634.

Home Health Services
Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio

CALL 419-358-1015, ext 300
to schedule a home consultation

For Sale:  2010 Toyota Prius, 163,150 miles.  $4,600.  Two owners.  Clean, non-smoker, great commuter car with excellent gas mileage! (40-50 mpg).  New tires, new battery, new alignment.  No accidents.  Regular oil change and complete maintenance records.  Aux inputs, steering wheel dash controls.   Text or call 419-296-8025.   

R COOP - now open weekends
2168 Road R • Bluffton

We have some great decorative,
farmstead and vintage items to
put in and outside your home to
enjoy. Most are one of a kind.
Once gone, they won’t be
available again.

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Family True Value Hardware
109 N. Main St., Bluffton

May Bargains of the Month
Mondays-Fridays 8 to 5:30
Saturdays 8 to 4:30
419-358-2866

 

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• Leiber's Garage - 130 Vance St., Bluffton AND
• Tommy Tire Sales & Alignment Center - 3032 SR 309, Ada

have 6 coupons for April:
• Free code scan
• $40 off 4-wheel alignment with purchase of 4 Mastercraft Tires
* $15 off full synthetic oil change
• $50 off purchase and installation of 4 Mastercraft Tires
• $24.99 standard oil change/new oil filter & up to 5 quarts 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
Leiber's Garage • 419-358-7006
Tommy Tire Sales & Alignment Center • 419-634-8401
*** CLICK ON THE LINE BELOW TO OPEN
YOUR PRINTER-FRIENDLY COUPONS! ***

Rhodes State College, Lima - Register today for summer classes. Rhodes State offers a wide variety of online and on-campus course options at a tuition you can afford.  Choose from Over 90 associate degree and certificate programs including the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science Transfer Degrees. For complete details about summer classes CLICK HERE.

Ada Apartments for Rent

1006  Northernview B   (June 1)
Rent $700/month, 1 yr lease
Deposit $700
Utilities: Not included
Appliances: Washer/Dryer, AC, Stove, Refrigerator, Microwave, Dishwasher
Pets: No
Parking: Private Lot
Storage shed: Included

124 HAYS A  (Available June 1)
3 Bedroom/2 Bath apartment/duplex
Rent: $1200/month, 1 YR lease
Deposit: $1200
Utilities: Not Included
Appliances: Washer/Dryer, stove, Refrigerator, Microwave, Dishwasher
Pets: No
Garage: 2 Car attached

114 Franklin St. (Available June 1)
2 Bedroom/1Bath Apartment
Rent: $495 Month, 1 yr lease
Deposit $495
Utilities: Trash service included
Appliances: Stove, Refrigerator, window AC unit, washer/ dryer
Pets: No
Parking: Private lot

116 Franklin St. (Available July 1)
2 Bedroom/1Bath Apartment
Rent: $475 Month, 1 yr lease
Deposit $475
Utilities: Trash service included
Appliances: Stove, Refrigerator, window AC unit
Pets: No
Parking: Private lot

Contact Info: Realtor owned. blufftonsold@gmail.com or 419-230-7158

Apartment for rent in Ada – 3 Bedroom available May 1, 2020, includes washer and dryer. No pets!!  $775.00 / month plus 1 month deposit.  New carpet and freshly painted. Call Dennis at Eastside Apartments (419) 303-8869.  Realtor Owned.

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. 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., Bluffton. 1 offices available, with shared foyer, open plan area, plus kitchenette and bathroom. Perfect for remote workers. 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.

Four bedroom, two bathroom, apartment for rent and quiet street. Ready to move-in. New paint clean carpets and hardwood floors. Students welcome, call 419-231-0741 for details.

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

Black Hardwood Mulch has arrived. Call Rich Johnson at 419-358-4666 or 410-234-4202. $30 a yard. Can deliver.

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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.

THE INN at OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY  is seeking qualified applicants for the following positions:
• Full-time Guest Service Agent
• Part-time Bartender
Competitive wages offered, FT position offers benefits.
Must have flexible scheduling availability. 
You may apply at the Inn or at: http://www.innatonu.com/careers/application
EOE 

••• MHCO HIRING GRACIOUS PEOPLE •••

HILTY HOME, 304 Hilty Dr., Pandora, OH
STNA (Full and Part-time, 6am- 2pm,  2pm-10pm, and 10pm-6am)
Dietary Cook/Aide (As needed basis) 
Housekeeping/Laundry Aide  (Dayshift)

MAPLE CREST, 700 Maple Crest Ct., Bluffton, OH
Elder Assistant (Full-time day shift and Part-time evenings)
Activity Assistant (Part-time)
Dietary Assistant (Part-time)
Housekeeping (Day shift- no weekends or holidays)

MENNONITE MEMORIAL HOME, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton, OH
STNA (Full and Part-time, 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm and 10pm-6am)
RN/LPN (Full and Part-time 6am-6pm and 6pm-6am)
Dietary Cook (Full and Part-time)
Dietary Aide (Part-time evenings)
Housekeepers   (Full and Part-time)

WILLOW RIDGE, 410 W. ELM ST. BLUFFTON, OH
PRN Nurse
STNA/Shahbaz  (Full and Part-time, 2pm-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.orgunder the careers link.

** STNA’S- ASK IF YOU QUALIFY FOR THE $2000 SIGN ON BONUS**

Front desk assistant - Monday thru Thursday 8:45-5:15. No Fridays or major holiday hours. Paid major holidays & 1 week paid vacation. We need someone who can start working ASAP. We are seeking a person who has the ability to multi-task, prioritize work, a fast learner & to perform basic math skills. No computer work. Please send a resume to deginsurance@fairpoint.net attention Bernie

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 May 25, 2020. 

Ada schools has the following position available:
Bus Driver for Apollo route

Training reimbursed after one (1) year of service
Classified application is available at www.adabulldogs.org.
Submit application to GiGi Fetter: fetterg@adabulldogs.org or mail: 725 West North Avenue, Ada, OH 45810

 

The Village of Bluffton is looking for a motivated individual for the following position:

Full-time Public Works Department

This position performs a broad variety of public service duties including light and heavy manual work; operating and maintaining equipment; maintenance and care of Village buildings and property; and other duties as assigned. Work performed will be indoors and outdoors in all types of weather conditions.   Applicants should possess general mechanical aptitude as well as the physical and mental ability to perform manual tasks.

Minimum qualifications include: a H.S. diploma, working experience with various hand tools, a strong work ethic, capacity to attain Ohio EPA licenses in water or wastewater, a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Ohio and successful completion of pre-employment physical and drug screen.

The Public Works Department is responsible for the maintenance and functions of the storm sewer system, water distribution system, sanitary sewer collections system; streets and bike path maintenance; parks and pool maintenance; roadway signage and pavement marking maintenance; brush and leaf removal; snow & ice removal, among other duties.  

Starting wage for full time position: $16.00 per hour; higher pay rate with current EPA water or wastewater licenses.  Excellent benefits package.  

Interested applicants please drop off resume with 3 references to:
Village of Bluffton, 154 N. Main St., Bluffton, OH 45817
Attn: Village Administrator
Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm, Monday, June 1, 2020, or until position is filled.
The Village of Bluffton is an EOE

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.