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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


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.

Country listing - Bluffton schools, brick ranch on 5 acres, open floor plan, spacious living room, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, full basement for entertaining, pole barn 75 by 45 with concrete floor. Call Julie Huelskamp, Azzarello's Realty, 419-236-8325.


HILTY HOME, 304 Hilty Dr., Pandora, OH

RN/LPN (Full and Part-time, 2p-10p, 10p-6a and 6p-6a)

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


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

Companion (Part-time)

Elder Assistant (Full time 1st shift)


Director of Nursing

STNA (Full and Part-time 2nd and 3rd shifts)

Personal Care Assistant (Part time 6am-11am)

RN/LPN (Part-time, 3rd shift)

Accountant/Finance- (Full time)

 IF INTERESTED PLEASE APPLY IN PERSON OR ONLINE AT www.mhcoliving.org under the careers link.



Cook – Tavern 101, Ada, is looking for DEPENDABLE, RELIABLE AND SELF MOTIVATED cook to work approximately 25-35 hours per week.  Duties include:  Cooking, food prep, dishwashing and cleaning.   Interested individuals can text 419-235-3311 for more information or set up an interview.


Help wanted: Stratton Auto Sales Inventory Clerk. Stratton Auto Sales has the position that has come available for an inventory clerk.  This is a full time position that will work 40 hours a week. Responsibilities include:

  • Adding all purchases to inventory
  • Completing weekly inventory along with reports
  • Verification of vehicle specifications
  • Assisting in the sale of vehicles off inventory
  • Filing of paperwork
  • Assisting lot manager with organization of vehicles
  • Making/sending contracts to customers

Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Attention to detail is a must! High school diploma or equivalent is necessary, associate degree is preferred.

Please send resume and cover letter 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 June 17, 2019.

Career opportunity with Village of Ada.
We are immediately accepting application for the following salaried position:
Fiscal officer
Annual salary range is $55,000 to $65,000
(Based on proven skill and experience)
Full full job posting and application visit www.adaoh.org/employment
Applications for this open position will be considered as they are received.
The Village of Ada is an equal opportunity and drug free workplace employer.

Wilson Sporting Goods Co., the world’s premier ball sports equipment manufacturing company, seeks a Plant/Operations Engineer for our Wilson Football Plant located in Ada, OH. 

This core responsibility of this position will be to provide planning, designing, implementation, and optimization of current and new manufacturing equipment at the Ada facility. This person will lead all facility improvement projects while working directly in the manufacturing environment. Will also be responsible to develop, and modify new and existing processes, technologies and platforms for improved performance and/or cost reduction.

If you meet our requirements and are interested in joining our legacy of achievement, please visit the Wilson Careers page at www.wilson.com for more information and to apply. Wilson Sporting Goods Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/VD/V

Help Wanted: Full-time assistant manager for Shirley's Gourmet
Popcorn of Bluffton & Lima, part-time cleaners, projectionists, and ticket
cashiers for the Shannon Theatre.  Applicants for all positions must be 18 or
older.  Send resume and letter of interest to pete@shirleyspopcorn.com.

Help needed at Kibbees Carryout, Bluffton, during day shift. Part time Mon. -
Sat. Come up the hill and fill out an application.

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.

Auction - 10 a.m., Saturday, June 22, 216 E. Jefferson St., Bluffton. Deborah Diller estate. Household items, vehicles. Auction by Auctions on 309. CLICK HERE for auction display ad.

Wanted: Working topload washing machine, reasonably priced. I don't have a truck so I will need it delivered. 419-516-2339

Garage sale: 187 Garmatter St., Bluffton, Thursday-Friday 9-4, Saturday 9-2.

Garage sale Saturday June 15th, 9 am-4pm.  1210 Township Rd 28, Just East of Anderson Tractor Supply. Clothing- baby, child through age 12- girl, adult women's and men's; cast iron; books, toys, crafts, shoes, piano music; keyboard with stand; leather motorcycle jackets; DVDs , CDs, costume jewelry, misc.

Multi-family Garage Sale: 7250 Twp Rd 34 Jenera. Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm and Saturday 8:00am to 2:00pm. Womens' and Junior girls sizes 2-8 clothes, all name brands. Lots of American Eagle and Gap. Summer dresses, church dresses, jeans, shorts and shirts. Junior size Prom and Homecoming dresses in sizes 5 through 12 and purses. Teen boy size Medium misc. clothes, baseball pants size small, Soccer referee shirts, adult Small, and boys HS homecoming attire. Cory-Rawson clothes in all sizes men and women and kids. Video Games, DS, Xbox, Wii.  A DSi, Beats headphones, miscellaneous household items, Princess House Crystal, house decor, DVDs, books, toys/games, skateboards, cake pans, coke bottles, speaker/sound bar, down draft propane cooktop, fabric steamer and much, much more!

Yard Sale: Bluffton Scrap Artists Quilters will have a yard sale to
raise money to buy material to make quilts for Ohio veterans. It will be in the
alley by the Bluffton Presbyterian Church on Friday, June 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m.- noon. Lots of miscellaneous items. 

Jenera Community Garage Sales, June 14th and 15th, 9-5 p.m. Furniture, toys, tools, clothes, Barbies, household items and lots of misc. Maps will be available all the sales!

Garage Sale: 511 Greding Street, Bluffton - Thursday, June 13 (8:30-4:00) and Friday, June 14 (8:30-6:00) Kids' clothes (boys size 7 to adult small and girls size 3 months to 8). Larger items include solid wood desk and chair, kids bikes, kids rocking chairs. Lots of toys, games, puzzles, childrens' books, shoes, picture frames, misc household items, and much more!

Two family garage sale  at 218 S. Jackson St.,Bluffton on Friday June 14 8 AM to 5 PM and Saturday 8 AM to noon. Household items, electric garden tiller, edger, pedestal sink, pottery hose pot with hose, beach chair, bed tray, coal skuttle, antique sewing rocker, miscellaneous treasures. 

Lifelong Bluffton resident Joan Dailey celebrates her 90th birthday on Thursday, June 13. Friends may send cards to her at 9220 N. Dixie Highway, Bluffton, OH 45817.

Babysitting - I am a responsible 15 year old looking to provide babysitting
services for 3 months of age and up. Please call or text 419-408-1170. Meghan Erickson.

Suter's Produce red barn market - State Route 103, Bluffton, open 10 a.m., Mondays to Saturdays. Strawberries, Tennessee tomatoes, honey, pectin. Call Suter's Strawberry Hotline for picking updates, 419-384-3331. Strawberries at the red barns: 4-quart bucket $16.95; 1 quart $4.50.

THE DOUGH HOOK, 117 N. Main St., Bluffton, has a $259 summer grilling special. Click here for more details. 419-369-4264.

It's June. Here are the June bargains of the month at Family True Value Hardware, 109 N. Main St., Bluffton. 419-358-2866.

Sign up now for a fairy garden workshop offered by New Leaf Garden Center. Saturday, June 22, in Kenton, and Saturday, June 29, in Ada. Two workshops on both days. Your choice, 10 a.m or 1 p.m. Call 419-634-0351 for reserve your spot as space is limited.

Century 21 Sunway Realty invites viewers to hot dog Thursdays now through Aug. 1. Free hot dogs and lemonade will be served at the Ada office, 208 N. Main St., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Thursday through Aug 1.

Daughter of the King women's event - at County Line Church of the Brethren, 4227 N. Hardin Road, Harrod.  RSVP required by June 20. Call 419-649-5364. CLICK HERE for complete details.

Bowling tournament Friday, June 14, 6 p.m. to midnight, Southgate Lanes. Fundraiser for Bluffton Child Development Center. For complete details click here.

Services offered - I am providing dog walking and dog sitting services in Ada this summer.  You can email me at 25ericb@adabulldogs.org or call me at
419-408-1170. Brody Erickson

Bluffton Child Development Center, 325 County Line Road, is enrolling Toddlers. Call 419-358-8222.

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Ada Apartments For Rent
110 & 116 Franklin St. - Ada

Two bedroom 1 bath apartments available June 1st.  One year lease, No pets, No smoking, Rent for 110 Franklin is $450 and for 116 Franklin(upstairs unit) $475. Includes trash pickup. First month's rent and deposit are required.  For more information email blufftonsold@gmail.com or call 419-230-7220. Realtor Owned.  

Prime Main Street location, generous window display.  Historic Bluffton News building at 101 N. Main Street, Suite A, Bluffton, OH.  Up to 1000 square feet, new ADA bathroom, new furnace and A/C, fully updated 2018.  As-is or ready for build out.  Ready June 1.  Lease negotiable.  Contact Orrie at 419-615-5145 or orrieaugsburger@gmail.com  


210 County Line Road, Bluffton, building for lease. 60 x 30-foot building with concrete floor separated in the middle with a garage door. Additional 512 square foot building for additional space or storage. Excellent opportunity for your small business or if you just want a place to work on or store your toys. Prime for automotive detailing, repair, bodywork etc... Full bathroom with standing shower and hot water. Please call or text with inquiries. 419 204-5183.

For rent: 3 Bedroom/ 2 Bath Apartment (Ada) - New floor coverings, paint and includes washer and dryer.  Available June 20th.  Rent $775.00 plus one month's deposit.  No Pets.  Call:  (419) 303-8869.  Realtor owned.

For rent  - Jefferson Street Villas, Bluffton. Spacious 3 bedroom 2 bath units.  Washer, dryer and kitchen appliances included. Pet friendly!  $995 a month plus utilities. Call 419-296-3786.

House for rent: Recently renovated 3 bedroom ,1 bathroom, laundry room, attached garage, good sized back yard, on quiet road in Bluffton. Please call for information

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.


Business place or office space for rent – 111 Vine Street, Bluffton, former real estate office, one-half block from Main Street, two private offices with separate entrances, conference room, utility room, one-half bath, 800 square feet. Call 419-358-6886.


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 hard wood mulch - will deliver. Call Rich Johnson at 419-234-4202 or 419-358-4666.