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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

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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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."

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

For Sale: 1985 Mercedes 300 SD Turbo Diesel. This is a one of a kind classic Mercedes. Excellent condition inside and out, all original. 5 cylinder, tan leather, sun roof, loaded. Garage kept, 140,000 miles and same owner for 32 years. $12,000. For more information call or text Greg at: 419-379-5310. 
 

DOLLAR DAYS! Most items are a dollar or less!  Blue and green glass items, old & rusty metal tools, license plates, mason jars, vases, collectibles, antiques, Everything must go.  1629 Co. Rd. 110, Alger.  Thursday and Friday, July 2 &3 from 9AM to 6PM.

173 Bern Road at corner of County Line Road, Bluffton - Thursday July 2, 9am-4pm/Friday July 3, 9am-4pm/Saturday July 4, 9am-1pm
High end women’s clothing sizes medium and large, jewelry, scarves, purses, yarn, lamps and lamp shades, lots of fantastic home décor including Christmas, small furniture, white metal arbor and white painted fences great for weddings, Pottery Barn extra large green pendant light and much more! Don’t miss it!

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 - 

Blueberries – only delivery from Marlin Gerber Michigan Blueberries. 10# for $27.  Delivery  is Wednesday July 15 from 2-5. Pick up at Raabe's, 135 Beaver St. Check to Pam Raabe or cash, exact amount - no change.  Email order to raabep135@gmail.com or text 419-302-3818. I will reply to each order to verify.  Thanks! Masks expected at pick up.

FREE - Well-seasoned oak and cottonwood logs for fire place. Some chainsaw cutting needed on oak logs.  Call 567-226-1227.

Bluffton Board of Zoning and Building Appeals will hold a public hearing Monday, July 6, at 7 pm., in the town hall third-floor community room.

The discussion centers on a resident at 356 S. Main St. request for a variance. The request is a dimensional variance from the required side yard and dwelling setback for the addition of a carport, according to Bryan Lloyd, assistant village administrator. 

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."

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."

APARTMENTS FOR RENT
1006  Northernview A  - ADA  (Available July 1)
Address: 1006  Northernview A
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

114 Franklin St, ADA . (Available NOW)
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, ADA. (Available NOW)
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 Heidi Smith 419-230-7220 or 
blufftonsold@gmail.com, Realtor Owned

Student Housing. 
313 W. Lima Ave., Ada

Newly remodeled 2 bedroom 1 bath apartment. 
Central air conditioning, refrigerator, stove, washer and dryer included. 
Owner pays all utilities. 
$500 per bedroom, one student per bedroom.
Call Jamie at 419-234-5305
 

Ada Apartments for Rent

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

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.

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

For sale: Husqvarna 17" rear tine dual rotating tiller. Excellent condition. Bought new $800. Will sell for $400. 419-643-7595.

 

For Sale: Bunk Beds, solid wood, twin over twin. Vaughn Basset Cottage Series. Used, Good Condition. Includes two Serta mattresses. $300 OBO. Contact ronicky73@gmail.com if interested.

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.

Spectrum Salon, 422 N. Main St., Bluffton - We are open!
New massage guests special -
   1 hour, $61-plus tax
Regular message guests -
  say you saw it on the Icon
  and receive your choice:
• Hand Scrub • Foot Scrub  
 • or Decollete Mask
Call 419-358-0556 for an appointment

Kathleen Mikkelsen will celebrate her 103rd birthday on July 3.  Cards can be sent to: 
Kathleen Mikkelsen 
410 W Elm Street
Apt 305
Bluffton Ohio 45817

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 interviews
Wednesday, July 8
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
2995 St. Johns Road
Lima

START YOUR CAREER HERE! 80% OF OUR PROMOTIONAL POSTIONS ARE FILLED FROM WITHIN SRK OHIO! EDUCATION REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM AFTER YOUR FIRST YEAR!

SumiRiko Ohio, Inc. is a world-class manufacturer of anti-vibration automotive components. Based, in Bluffton, Ohio, we offer a very competitive wage and excellent benefit package to all Associates. Recognizing our Associates are our most valuable resource, SumiRiko Ohio offers a clean and safe working environment where Associates are able to develop and grow. Associates are offered medical with ability to achieve no weekly premium, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, on-site medical clinic, and many other benefits. We are currently looking to fill Production Associate positions on 2nd and 3rd shift. Starting wage is $15.10 for 2nd and 3rd Shift Associates, Top wage progression at 24 months.

Responsibilities include:

  • Read and understand Standard Operating Procedures
  • Maintain a safe work environment
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area
  • Efficient operation of production processes in accordance with established manufacturing and operation standards
  • Maintain production reporting requirements
  • Maintain quality on all products
  • Set-up, operation, and preventative maintenance of equipment as required

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to fulfill the physical requirements of the job including, but not limited to standing, walking, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching, climbing, bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, lifting and/or moving up to 40 pounds and communicating effectively with co-workers.

Benefits: Associates are offered excellent medical benefits with ability to achieve no weekly premium, dental, vision, 401(k) with company match, on-site medical clinic open to Associate and their family at no cost, uniforms and many other benefits.

Interested applicants may complete an application for employment by visiting www.us.sumiriko.com or send resumes to blucareers@us.sumiriko.com or apply in person to SumiRiko Ohio by picking up and completing an application on-site at 320 Snider Road, Bluffton, Ohio 45187. 

SumiRiko Ohio, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

THE INN at OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY is seeking 
qualified applicants for the following positions:
Full-time Cook
Part-time Bartender/Server
Part-time Guest Service Agent
Part-time Housekeeping
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 

Bluffton University has an opening for part-time men's and women's bowling coach. To see the full job description and information on how to apply visit www.bluffton.edu/employment. EOE.

Trinity Lutheran School, Jenera, is looking for a full-time school bus driver for the 2020-2021 school year.  Please call 419-326-4685 for information.

THE INN at OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY is seeking 
qualified applicants for the following positions:

• Full-time Cook

• Part-time Bartender

• Part-time Guest Service Agent

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 

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.