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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
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

Sunway Realty, Ada, announces two open houses on Sunday, Oct. 25. These are held from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
• 223 Hays Ave., Ada, hosted by Becky Neville
• 1030 Beech St., Ada, hosted by Samantha Hull

The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., Bluffton, taking orders for Thanksgiving turkeys now through Thursday, Nov. 19. The Dough Hook's turkeys are Bowman Landes, Ohio raised. 419-369-4264 • Tuesdays-Fridays 8 to 5 • Saturdays 8-noon.

 

Parkes Power Equipment, 9801 State Route 103, Jenera, has Echo chain saws and leaf blowers. parkespower@frontier.com • 419-365-0002

Garage sale: Saturday, October 24 from 8 a.m. to noon, 314 N High St/SR 12 Columbus Grove. Tools, grill, fire pit, snowblower; nice rocking chair, as well as gently used living room and bedroom furniture; computer desk and shelves; glassware, cookware (Emeril and Paula Deen), dinnerware, antique side tables, lamps and collectibles; quite a selection of home decor items and more. All priced to sell!

Brand new Samebike electric assist bikes for sale. Front fork suspension, disc brakes front and rear, kickstand, lightweight and they fold for easy travel. Asking $900 for one, or $1750 for both. Cash or Certified check only. Please call 937-658-0751 for more information.

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio offers its winter respite program at Mennonite Memorial Home, Hilty Home and Maple Crest Assisted Living. For additional information contact Jason Cox, 419-358-1015, extension 265, or e-mail jcox@mhcoliving.org.

Urologist Craig A. Nicholson, MD, FACS, is now accepting patients at his Wapakoneta office, 1258 Bellefontaine St., Wapakoneta, OH 45895. He is the Kettering Medical Center, Troy, Ohio, network medical director of Urology and Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery. For an appointment call 419-739-1980. Click here for his bio and his new patient appointment request link.

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."

The Inn at ONU is taking reservations for its “Around the world Halloween wine sampling.” It is from 7:30 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31, at The Inn, 401 W. College Ave., Ada. Call 419-772-4112 for reservations.

Suter's Produce corn maze, cider press, pumpkin and sunflower patches are open weekends now through Nov. 1. Located at 4678 Road R, Pandora, check the website for all details: www.suterproduce.com

 

 

Beatitudes, 210 Main St., Ada, is taking applications for volunteer positions. “We need clothing processors,” said Deb Curlis, director. “This is a perfect volunteer position for a husband-wife team, best friends or any single person.” Volunteers are needed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Persons interested may contact Curlis at 419-788-9459. 

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.

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

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.

Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road, has an opening for a weekend and evening front desk person. Stop in and fill out an application.

Steiner & Granger LLC in Bluffton is looking for an Insurance Agent
Hours / Schedule:  20-25 hours a week in a family – friendly work environment; opportunity for more hours plus commission pay
Qualifications:
• State of Ohio P/C Insurance license or the willingness to obtain the license
• State of Ohio Life and Health Insurance license or the willingness to obtain the license
Special Skills:  Must have high ethical standards, attention to detail and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be highly motivated with strong organization skills, technology skills and the ability to multitask.  Candidate must be friendly and willing to step in wherever needed.
Computer Skills: Must have a general understanding of Microsoft office products and the willingness to learn web based applications.
Email resume with references to jgranger@sagepointadvisor.com

PARTS HELP
Help w/shipping non freight parts, taking pictures of parts & research of heavy duty truck parts. Some experience w/computers. Training available. Flexible hours, open to full time.
jmullins@trucklinerparts.com 
www.trucklinerparts.com
(614)607-1251

 

PARTS HELP
Help needed w/research, organization & inventory for heavy duty truck parts. Some experience w/computers. Training available. Flexible hours available 6:30-6, open to full time. 

jmullins@trucklinerparts.com 
www.trucklinerparts.com
(614) 607-1251

 

SRK is a world-class manufacturer of anti-vibration automotive components in need of Part-Time Associates. Starting wage $14.70 to $15.10 (Depending on hours selected). Choose your schedule based on 4-hour shifts or 8-hour shifts.

If you are interested in working in a safe, team environment at a company that believes the associates are their most important resource, please apply to:  www.us.sumiriko.com or complete an application on-site at SumiRiko, 320 Snider Road, Bluffton, Ohio. SumiRiko Ohio is an equal opportunity employer.

Full-time career opportunity - Citizens National Bank. Click on ad for details.

Wendy's of Bluffton
has openings!

352 State Route 103 -
Competitive pay,
advancement opportunities,
employee meal discounts.

You may apply now at:
EZ Apply
Text: Pigtails to 25000

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.