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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.

The 2019 Annual Financial Report of the Ada Public Library is complete and the report is available at the office of the fiscal officer, at 320 N. Main St., Ada, according to Nancy Stauffer.

Afraid you've missed a story on the Icon? Sign up to receive a daily e-mail that lists every story posted on Bluffton 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@blufftonicon.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."

Enjoy a temporary stay through the winter months at Mennonite Memorial Home or Hilty Home's Assisted Living. To enroll or for more information call Jason at 419-358-1015, extension 265 or email jcox@mhcoliving.org.

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."

Ada house for rent – available June 1 – 309 Liberty St., Ada. Remodeled and updated. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. First floor bedroom, full bath, eat-in kitchen and living room. Upstairs has 2 bedrooms and 1 full bath. Gas heat and central air conditioning. Included appliances: stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer and dryer. No smoking, no pets. Owner provides lawn care. Tenants pay all utilities. $975 per month. Available June 1, 2020.
Owner is a realtor. Call 419-233-5362 or 419-358-5450.

FULLY FURNISHED Loft Style Apartment for Rent - 103 N. Main St, Bluffton, OH
1-bedroom & 1-bathroom – $850/month. Great location in the heart of downtown Bluffton. Secure, clean & well-maintained non-smoking apartment. Furnished with modern furniture. Stackable Washer & Dryer in unit. Water, sewer, trash & internet/ cable TV included. No Pets Allowed - Tenant is responsible for electric utility. Landlord contact information: Lone Palm Real Estate LLC, Bill Gable
• 419-230-1166 • bill@gulfcoast.tax    

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

For rent - Small two-bedroom, two-story home in Bluffton with yard. Appliances furnished. Deposit required. 419-358-7484.

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. 1 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.

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

Bluffton Senior Citizens' Annual Garage Sale, 132 N. Main St., 419-358-8971 Thur., Feb 27, and Fri., Feb 28, 9AM-6PM,
Sat., Feb 29 9AM-1:00PM,
Mon., Mar. 2 9AM-2 PM, half-price sale. 
Antiques, collectables, movies, music, glassware, crafts, dishes, small appliances, books, magazines, games, toys, puzzles, furniture and household items.

Brake and rotor special from Leiber's Garage in Bluffton and Tommy Tire in Ada. $50 off per axle, offer ends Feb. 29.

Standard brake service includes:
• Free brake inspection
• Installation of new brake pads with limited lifetime parts warranty and new rotors
In Bluffton - Leiber's Garage 419-358-7006
In Ada - Tommy Tire 419-634-8401

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 Bluffton Veterinary Hospital is looking for a reliable part-time bather / groomers assistant. Must be self-motivated and hard working with the ability to lift 50 pounds. Needs to be good with both dogs and cats. If interested, please send in a copy of your resume to info@blufftonvet.net or stop by the clinic for an application. We can additionally be reached by phone at (419) 358-2916.

Church Custodian wanted:
First Mennonite Church, Bluffton, is in search of a church custodian. Duties include: routine cleaning of the building, light maintenance, set-up for events, outside lawn mowing and snow removal, other duties as agreed upon. Hourly wage, up to thirty hours per week. Contact:  First Mennonite Church at www.fmcbluffton.org. Please provide your name, best contact information and a resume.

MHCO hiring multiple positions:

HILTY HOME, 304 Hilty Dr., Pandora, OH
STNA (Full-time 6a-2p, Full and Part-time, 2p-10p, Part-time, 10p-6a)
Dietary Aide &Cook (Part-time and PRN)
Child Care Pre- School Aide (Full-time, 10:30am-6:30pm)

MAPLE CREST, 700 Maple Crest Ct., Bluffton, OH
Elder Assistant (Full-time day shift)
Activity Assistant (Part-time)

MENNONITE MEMORIAL HOME, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton, OH
STNA (Full and Part-time, 2p-10p, Part-time, 6a-2pm)
RN/LPN (Part-time, 10p-6a & 2-10pm)
Assisted Living Companion (Part-time, 2pm-10pm)
Personal Care Assistant for Assisted Living (Part-time 6am-10am)
Dietary Cook (Part-time, every other weekend)

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

HOME HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES, 410 W. ELM ST. BLUFFTON, OH
STNA (Part-time, primarily dayshift hours)

MHCO, 410 W. ELM ST, BLUFFTON, OH
Director of Home Health
Accounting Specialist
AR/Billing Specialist

If interested please apply in person or online at www.mhcoliving.org under the careers link.

** STNA’S – ask if you qualify for the $2,000 sign on bonus**

The Inn at Ohio Northern University is seeking qualified applicants for the following positions:

  • Full-time Line Cook
  • Part-time Housekeeping
  • Part-time Bartender
  • Part-time Server

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

Assembly Operators: Diamond Manufacturing of Bluffton, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is looking for Assembly Operators with the following qualifications:

  • Ability to assemble parts at high level of quality
  • Capable of reading a tape measure accurately
  • Ability to operate power tools (drills, impacts, ratchets, saws, etc)
  • Ability to work in team environment
  • Quality focused; must be able to pay very close attention to detail to meet customer demands
  • Willing to cross train in other areas of production
  • Blue Print reading is a plus but not mandatory
  • Must have good math and calculating skills
  • Must receive forklift certification in order to move assembled parts
  • Observe all plant and safety guidelines
  • Assist or fill in for other employees as directed
  • Maintain a neat and orderly workplace

Diamond Manufacturing works a four (4) day/10-hour work schedule Tuesday through Friday.  If necessary, overtime work is scheduled on Monday.  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) benefit 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 go to www.diamondmb.com/employment and apply on line.  Walk ins are welcome to fill out application on site.

GROB SYSTEMS, INC. is a world class European manufacturer of high quality production systems and universal machining centers. Looking for a career change with a local company? GROB is hiring:
·Final Assembly Technician
·Electrical Final Assembly Technician
·Fabricator
·Sub Assembly Technician
·Fluids Technician
·IT Help Desk

Learn more about GROB’s open position and apply online at www.joingrob.com.

Full-time commercial loan assistant. Contact www.cnbohio.com under "resources", "careers."

Stratton Auto Sales has the position 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 lower to the ground and back up
  • 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 February 17, 2020.

CAREER OPPORTUNITY WITH THE VILLAGE OF ADA
OEPA Certified Class II Water Supply Operator

The world of Water Treatment has quickly become one of the most important jobs in our society today. Everyone needs safe drinking water. That level of work takes the skills and knowledge of licensed operators, which are in short supply.

If you are an OEPA certified Class II or higher Water Supply professional operator, the Village of Ada is ready to talk to you about joining our team!

The Village of Ada currently operates and maintains a Class 2 water treatment facility, which treats and makes groundwater readily available to over 1,700 residences, businesses and university customers of the village.

We’re looking for employees who are able to work independently with standard working hours, while being a great team member across several departments. Using lab equipment, routine tasks include collecting and

analyzing samples, monitoring pumps, generators and a variety of plant equipment for plant maintenance. Troubleshooting mechanical issues on demand give the work day a break away from routine. Skilled and experienced operators are encouraged to apply!

Full time Benefits include:
- Comprehensive paid leave, including: holiday from day 1; personal and sick leave available after a successful instructional period; and vacation available after 1 year
- Major medical insurance – the village pays 85% of the full time employee’s premium; available on day 1
- Retirement funded through Ohio Public Employees Retirement System – employees contribute 10% of their gross salary, the village contributes 14%
- Flexibility for work/life balance
- working in a Drug Free Work Place
- Wages are based on skill and experience; the wage associated with this job posting is $24.00 per hour.

Are you ready to continue your work in a job that keeps you to one of the most demanded careers of our time? A job where routine meshes with non-routine tasks to keep fresh, great tasting drinking water available to thousands of people at the turn of a faucet. If you are ready for this job, then we’re ready to talk!

Visit our website at www.adaoh.org, and click on the “Work For Us” tab. There you will find an application that you can download, complete, and email, drop off or mail to us. You will also find complete job descriptions for all open village positions. We’ll let you know we have your application and we will get in contact with you to talk about our positions!

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so don’t wait for a deadline!

Wendy's of Bluffton has openings. Competitive pay, advancement opportunities, employee meal discounts.
You may apply now at:
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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.