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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 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

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.

OPEN HOUSE, Saturday, November 16, 12pm to 4pm
• Home For Sale By Owner, 9999 Columbus Grove-Bluffton Rd, Bluffton, Ohio, $189,000
• 2087 Square Feet, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Natural Gas Heat, Many Updates Throughout, Bluffton School District
• 8 Rooms, Living Room, Large Family Room, Laundry Room, Kitchen, Large Dining Room, 3 Bedrooms
• New in 2013: -Roof -Water System -Furnace/AC
If interested, please stop by the open house or call 419-371-1920 for additional information!

 

Riley Creek Pharmacy, 112 E. Main St., Pandora, has a Holly Jolly Sale underway until Saturday, Nov. 23. Enter to win Manheim Steamroller tickets (with purchase).
• Over the counter medications, BOGO 50% off
• Free Michigan made dip mix with $20 purchase, exclusion apply
• 25% off gifts and season decor
•• Door buster item – BOGO free, crossroads jar candles, limit 2 per customer, 9 a.m. to noon
•• Door buster item – 50% off travel tumblers, limit 2 per customer, 9 a.m. to noon

Here are Family True Value Hardware's November bargains of the month. The hardware is at 109 N. Main St., Bluffton. Hours are Mondays through Saturdays 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 419-358-2866.

For rent – 3-bedroom 1-bath, single car garage, 3-season room. In a quiet neighborhood. Rent $850.00 a month.  Call 419-303-5116 located at 132 East Elm St. Bluffton, Ohio.
 

For Rent: Single family 2 story home on Cherry Street in Bluffton
Updated 4-bedroom 2 bath with 2 ½ car detached garage.
Large lot with big yard and private drive.
$875.00 a month plus $875.00 security deposit. 
Pet friendly for an additional $50.00 month
Must sign minimum 1 year rental agreement
Credit check and references required and will be available soon
Call 513-600-2480 

 

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.

For rent, Jefferson St Villas. Spacious 3 bed 2 bath Villa with large kitchen. Kitchen appliances included. All units also include washer and dryer. 995.00 plus utilities. Call 419-296-3786

Four bedroom, two bathroom, apartment for rent and quiet street in Ada.

Ready to move-in. New paint clean carpets and hardwood floors.

Students welcome, call 419-231-0741 for details.

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

Holiday open house - New Leaf Landscape and Garden Center, 0395 State Route 215, north of Ada, holds its Christmas open house from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16. Offering many open house specials, refreshments and door prizes. www.newleafgardencenter.com 419-634-0351.

Bluffton residential holiday decorating contest - Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce announces its 2019 residential holiday decorating contest. Deadline to enter is Wednesday, Dec. 4. Decorations must be in place by Friday, Dec. 13, for judging. Click on the display ad for all the details.

Take the family to a free movie in Bluffton on the day after Thanksgiving!

Bluffton Icon presents 2 free showings of the 1946 classic featuring the all-star cast of James Stewart, Donna Reed and Lionel Barrymore on Friday, Nov. 29, at the Shannon Theatre, Bluffton. The free showings are at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. CLICK FOR MORE DETAILS.

 

 

Beatitudes (formerly ReStore), 210 N. Main St., Ada, has a 10-item holiday raffle underway now through Friday, Nov. 22. Click here for a list of raffle items. Tickets are $1 each or 6 afor $5.

 

 

If you like stories with a surprise ending you'll love this weekend's Bluffton High School drama production of a collection of stories from O. Henry. Titled "Jookalorum!", performances are Friday Nov. 15, and Saturday, Nov. 16, in the middle school cafetorium. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and curtain at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $3 for adults and $1 for students. CLICK FOR DETAILS.

Looking for female, experienced driver - I live in Bluffton and I'm looking for a female, experienced driver who could accompany me and give me helpful tips in driving safely. She has to have a US Driver's License, and preferably has at least some experience in teaching and is based in Bluffton, if possible. I will pay $15 per hour by cash or PayPal and we'll use my own car. The start date would be on Nov. 6, 7, and 13 at 11 a.m. It could be for 1 hour or more per day. Call 567-328-4746 if interested.

 

 

The Village of Bluffton has received a petition to vacate the alley between the homes of 650 and 656 S. Main St. This matter will be presented at a public hearing to be held on Monday, Nov. 11, at 6:30 pm in the Community Room on the 3rd floor of the Town Hall. 

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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.

MHCO open positions
HILTY HOME, 304 Hilty Dr., Pandora, OH
RN/LPN (Full and Part-time, 10p-6a &Full-time, 6p-6am)
STNA (Full and Part-time, 1st and 2nd shifts, Part-time, 3rd shift)
Dietary Aide (Part-time and PRN)

MAPLE CREST, 700 Maple Crest Ct., Bluffton, OH
Dietary Assistant (Part-time)
Elder Assistant (Part-time evenings)

MENNONITE MEMORIAL HOME, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton, OH
STNA (Full and Part-time, 1st and 2nd shift, Part-time, 3rd shift)
RN/LPN (Full and Part-time, 2-10pm)
Assisted Living Companion (Part-time, 1st and 2nd shift)
Unit Manager (Full time)

WILLOW RIDGE, 410 W. ELM ST. BLUFFTON, OH
STNA/SHAHBAZ (Full and Part-time, 2-10pm)

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.org under the careers link.

$1,000 SIGN-ON BONUS FOR FULL- AND PART-TIME STATE-TESTED NURSING ASSISTANTS.
 

Experienced mechanic needed!
Minimum 10 years’ experience required 
ASE certification is a plus
Strong diagnostic skills are required
Competitive wage based on experience
Must provide own tools
Job duties included everything from tires to complete engine replacements.
Hours are 8-5 M-F 
Apply in person at 3032 State route 309 Ada oh 45810
Or send resume to ned.tommytire@gmail.com

Help wanted: Mercy Health St. Rita’s is looking to hire Pharmacy Technicians!  Our Pharmacy has full and part-time opportunities on both 2nd and 3rd shift.  If you are not currently certified but have experience working in a pharmacy, we’d love to talk with you!  Interested applicants may apply online directly at www.mercy.com/careers or by reaching out to Jeremy Amstutz, Recruiter at 419-226-8755 / jramstutz@mercy.com

 

RN ER - Lead, Bluffton Hospital, Part-time, 3rd shift - To provide guidance and supervision to hospital personnel, while serving as hospital administration’s liaison in responding to requests/problems from associates, physicians, patients, visitors and other departments.

JOB DUTIES/ RESPONSIBLITIES
Displays Service Excellence as evidenced by practicing the mission, vision and values of the organization to promote patient satisfaction.

Collaborates with physician regarding patient condition, orders, treatment plan, and anticipated needs to ensure exceptional patient care.

Demonstrates knowledge and skill in assessing patients and sets priorities, organizes work, and gives total patient care based on patient/departmental need.

Demonstrates ability to perform all emergency department procedures and can perform nursing tasks efficiently.

Acts as an administrative liaison between patient, family, physicians and ancillary departments, and during disasters or hospital wide emergency situations.

Coordinates after hours call-ins and staffing and is accountable for controlling hospital costs by assuring appropriate utilization of both human capital and durable medical supplies.

Keeps department Directors/Managers informed of facility activity, personnel problems and patient conditions as well as an

 Effectively communicates with all departments, physicians and personnel to resolve situations effectively and efficiently.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Graduate of an approved school of nursing
Current Ohio Nursing registration
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
B.S./B.S.N. preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
This position requires a full range of body motion with intermittent walking, lifting, bending, climbing, squatting, kneeling, twisting, sitting and standing.

This position is classified “at risk” for possible occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens (HBV, HIV, etc.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

Customer Care Center Representative - Citizens National Bank has a  part-time job opening in Bluffton. Responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to receiving and/or placing telephone calls, answering inquiries, resolving problems, promoting, referring and selling bank products and services. Hours for this position will be approximately 22 per week and flexibility is required. Please visit www.cnbohio.comunder “Resources”, “Careers” for more information and to apply. Citizens National Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Help wanted: Public works superintendent, Village of Ada
The Village of Ada provides residents and visitors with public utilities and maintains streets, utilities and equipment necessary to keep the Village running.  Our team of employees provides the hard work that keeps the streets in good order and water and sewer services readily available to over 1,700 residences, businesses and university customers.

 The public works department is directly involved in projects with water, storm and sewer systems, as well as the daily maintenance needs of every street from right-of-way to right-of-way.  The ideal Public Works Superintendent will be able to demonstrate strong organizational skills, which are vital to being able to predict and plan year round work and project schedules. 

As Public Works Superintendent, you must have the ability to:
* supervise and assist departmental employees with day-to-day operations and planning and achieving short term and long term goals
* oversee the operations of the Public Works Department including maintaining inventory and preparing requisitions with a fiscally responsible approach
* work cooperatively with team players from other departments to meet the needs of the Village 
* exhibit a working knowledge of street maintenance, water, storm and sewer utilities
* demonstrate a desire to quickly learn new skills while on the job

Benefits include: 
• Comprehensive Paid Leave – holiday, personal and sick – after a successful instructional period, vacation after 1 year
 • Major Medical Insurance – the village pays 90% of the full time employee’s premium; available on day 1
• Retirement funded through Ohio Public Employees Retirement System – employees contribute 10%, the village contributes 14%
• Flexibility for work/life balance
• Working in a Drug Free Work Place

Salary: $43,462.43-$60,849.16 (based on proven skill and experience.) 
 This position is exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Visit our website at www.adaoh.org, and click on the “Work with Us” tab.  

 

Midwest Regional ESC seeks a qualified candidate for a part-time speech language pathologist for Ada and Hardin-Houston schools. For questions contact Craig Ludwig, director of special educationat cludwig@mresc.org. To apply contact:  Midwest Regional ESC, Attn: Jana Barhorst, 129 E. Court St., Sidney, OH 45365, or email: jbsarhorst@mresc.org.

Wilson Sporting Goods Co., the world’s premier ball sports equipment manufacturing company, has 1stshift openings for Production Positionsat our Wilson Football plant 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.comfor more information and to apply. Wilson Sporting Goods Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/VD/V

Hiring now - Staff openings at Basil Italian Kitchen, 130 N. Main St., Kenton. As our business continues to grow and expand, we need our staff to do the same. Opportunities are waiting. Join our team. Stop in for an application today.

 

Maintenance/transportation apprenticeship position available with Ada schools. This is a non-union, supervisor position. The candidate selected will apprentice with the existing supervisor, and will receive any additional training as necessary. This is a 12-month position. Knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, and general maintenance, as well as knowledge in school transportation, bus operations preferred. Qualified applicant will be able to use basic technology (smart phone, HVAC programs, email), maintain records, handle purchasing equipment, etc. A strong work ethic, flexibility, ability to learn job skills, manage others, and work with many different stakeholders required. FBI/BCI background checks required. Job description can be found on the district website at https://www.adabulldogs.org/Employment/30. Please send classified application (located at https://www.adabulldogs.org/docs/district/classified%20application.pdf?i...), resume, and list of at least 5 references (2 personal, 3 professional) to Mrs. GiGi Fetter, Executive Assistant, at Ada Schools, 725 West North Avenue, Ada, Ohio 45810.

Help wanted:

HILTY HOME, 304 Hilty Dr., Pandora, OH

RN/LPN (Full and Part-time,10p-6a &Full-time, 6p-6am)

STNA (Full and Part-time, 1st and 2nd shifts,  Part-time, 3rd shift)

Dietary Aide (Part-time and PRN)

MAPLE CREST, 700 Maple Crest Ct., Bluffton, OH

Dietary Cook (Part-time)

Dietary Assistant (Part-time)

MENNONITE MEMORIAL HOME, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton, OH

STNA (Full and Part-time 1st and 2nd shift, Part-time, 3rd shift)

RN/LPN (Full and Part-time, 2pm-10pm)

Personal Care Assistant (Part-time 6am- 10am)

Dietary Aide (Part-time, 2nd shift and PRN)

WILLOW RIDGE, 410 W. ELM ST. BLUFFTON, OH

STNA/SHAHBAZ (Full and Part-time, 2-10pm)

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.org under the careers link.

$1000 SIGN ON BONUS FOR FULL AND PART TIME STATE TESTED NURSING ASSISTANTS!!
 

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.