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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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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

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.

House for sale by owner, located at 157 Geiger Street, Bluffton. Bluffton School District.  Approximately 1800 square feet. 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, family/living room, basement and recently updated kitchen, dining room and laundry room. 2 car detached garage. Sits on .455 acres. Move in ready. For more information please call 419-672-8373 or check out the listing on the Bluffton Garage Sale site on Facebook, for more pictures. List price is $179,900.

Bluffton Mayor Richard Johnson, in the best interest of public health and safety has ordered that Bluffton village parks, playground equipment, basketball courts, shelter houses including picnic tables and shuffleboard courts be closed until further notice. The order is due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bluffton Community Assistance Program
accepting monetary donations to Bluffton food pantry

Due to the COVID-19 virus, in April and May, the Community Assistance Program is using Community Market gift cards to give to its clients rather than opening the food pantry for monthly distribution.

Monetary donations may be sent to:
Bluffton Community Assistance Program
PO Box 52
Bluffton, OH 45817

 - The 2020 Richland Township annual clean-up scheduled for Saturday, April 18, has been cancelled due to COVID-19, according to the Richland Township trustees.

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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."

For sale: 
Dog House.....4'x4'

Never used, partially insulated
Heavy....$35
Call Wayne @ 419-302-2853/ Pandora

 

 

Beautiful Hooker Cherry Entertainment Armoire, one piece, 81"H x 50"W x 27"D.  Top interior dimensions are 42.5”W and 40.75”H.  The bottom section has two pull-out shelves for DVD/VHS, all other shelves are adjustable.  Also suitable for clothing storage.  Contact 419-348-6110.  Asking $300 OBO.  Very heavy piece, must be picked up in Bluffton.

• 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! ***

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.

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

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.

Downtown Retail Space Available in historic corner 125 N. Main Street. 1,140 sq. ft. Refurbishment costs negotiable. 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

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.

FLOATING SUBSTITUTE TEACHER-AIDE - The Midwest Regional ESC is seeking a qualified candidate to fill this position. If you have questions regarding the position and/or building assignment, please contact Craig Ludwig, Special Education Director at: cludwig@mresc.org
Click here to download an application. Or you may email the completed application to: jbarhorst@mresc.org
CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE

 

Part-time gifted intervention specialist opening at Ada schools. If you have questions regarding the position and/or building assignment, please contact Erica Baer, Director of Student Achievement at: ebaer@mresc.org
Click here to open application
Or you may email the completed application to: jbarhorst@mresc.org
CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE

 MHCO HIRING GRACIOUS PEOPLE

HILTY HOME, 304 Hilty Dr., Pandora, OH
STNA (Full-time, 6a-2p, Full and Part-time, 2p-10p, Part-time, 10p-6a) 

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)

MENNONITE MEMORIAL HOME, 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton, OH
STNA (Full and Part-time, 2p-10p, Part-time, 10pm-6am)
RN/LPN (Full and Part-time, 2-10pm, Part-time 6am-2pm)
Assisted Living Companion (Part-time, 2pm-10pm) 
Dietary Cook (Part-time, every other weekend)
Dietary Aide (Part-time evenings)
Housekeeping Supervisor (Full-time)

WILLOW RIDGE, 410 W. ELM ST. BLUFFTON, OH
PRN Nurse
STNA/Shahbaz  (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**

MHCO hiring gracious people

HILTY HOME, 304 Hilty Dr., Pandora, OH

  • STNA (Full-time, 6a-2p, Full and Part-time, 2p-10p, Part-time, 10p-6a)
  • Administrative Assistant (Full-time)
  • Dietary Aide &Cook (Part-time and PRN)

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)

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

  • STNA (Full and Part-time, 2p-10p, Part-time, 6a-2pm)
  • RN/LPN (Full and Part-time, 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
  • STNA/Shahbaz  (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.org under the careers link.

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

Triven Health is looking for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, RN’s. LPN’s and MA’s for our Urgent Care in Kenton Ohio. We have Full-time, Part-time and Contingent openings. Competitive pay and full-time employees have a generous benefits package. Please send CV/resume to trivenresumes@gmail.com

Wendy's of Bluffton has openings. Competitive pay, advancement opportunities, employee meal discounts.
You may apply now at:
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Txt Go Wendys to 31996
 

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.