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Please contact The Icon at info@adaicon.com for any organization changes in your listing.

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

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 about 6,000 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 was that Bluffton Icon covers Bluffton.

Here are some Ada Icon viewer statistics from Google Analytics covering 2017:

In 2017, the Ada Icon saw a significant increase in the number of stories viewed, more than a quarter of a million—272,327 to be exact. That’s an increase of 23 percent in the past year.

We posted more than 2,500 stories in 2017. Some weeks saw 70 or more local stories made available to readers. That's a lot of news, week after week, from a village that is only 2 square miles in size. 

Plus, the Ada Icon posted more than 1,000 local photos, mostly of people doing good things in the community, but there were drugs, fires, and accidents to report, as well.

In 2017 individuals opened the Ada Icon to read stories from, incredibly, 145 countries.
The top 10 are:
1. U.S.
2. Malaysia
3. Canada
4. United Kingdom
5. India
6. South Korea
7. Philippines
8. Japan
9. Australia
10. Germany

Nearly every month, the Ada Icon has viewers from all 50 states. Here are the top 10 of 2017:
1. Ohio
2. Michigan
3. Florida
4. Illinois
5. California 
6. New York
7. Texas
8. Indiana
9. Pennsylvania
10. North Carolina

People from 541 Ohio villages and cities (that’s nearly all Ohio towns) viewed the Icon. Most lived in:
1. Ada
2. Kenton
3. Lima
4. Findlay
5. Bluffton
6. Bellefontaine
7. Wapakoneta
8. Dunkirk
9. Alger
10. Forest

Classified Ads

MAINTENANCE PERSON WANTED - Must have tools and knowledge on Apartment repairs. Call 419-634-6322. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Nurse Practitioner position available in Bluffton office: Looking for Nurse practitioner with an interest in alternative medicine for a thriving office-based physician’s practice. Prefer opted out of Medicare. 20+ hours per week,  with weekends off.   Please email resume and cover letter to kgundy@healthcelebration.com or fax to 419-358-1855.

HELP WANTED!
A to Z Portion Control Meats, Inc., 201 N. Main St.  Bluffton, OH 45817 419-358-2926
Meat Processing Plant - Job Requires: Set up through Temp Agency, Drug Test, No violence or theft background, Steel Toe Shoes, Okay with Raw materials,
Packaging Personnel $11+/hr, Part Time help needed starting January 2019
Duties throughout the day, but not limited to: Follow all USDA, SQF, and Employee Hygiene guidelines, Assemble appropriate items to set up a workstation, Neatly pack finished product into shipping containers, Place adhesive labels on shipping containers, Make sure boxes are stacked properly on pallets
Physical, Mental, and Visual Skills (for each position):

Must be able to work in a fast paced environment, be organized and detail oriented.  Must have the ability to use logical or rational thinking to solve problems.  Must be able to perform physical work lifting from 20 – 60 pounds.  Must be energetic, neat and possess communication skills.

Please stop in for an application, or  call Patrick Staffing to set up an appointment!
Findlay Office:
Lucinda Tetrick, Staffing Coordinator
820 North Main Street Suite 6
Findlay, OH 45840
PH: 567-525-5196

Lima Office:
Michelle Myers, Staffing Coordinator
200 N Metcalf St # F
Lima, OH 45801
PH: 419-221-1102

 

CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS AT MHCO

HILTY HOME, 304 Hilty Dr., Pandora, OH

Director of Nursing- Full time

RN/LPN (Part-time, 2nd & 3rd shifts, also part-time, 6P-6A )

RN/LPN (Full-time 10p-6a)

STNA (Full and Part-time, all shifts)

Dietary (Part-time, 2nd shift )

MAPLE CREST, 700 Maple Crest Ct, Bluffton, OH

Elder Assistant (Part-time, 2nd shift)

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

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

LPN (Part-time on Assisted Living, 2nd shift)

RN/LPN (Part-time, 2nd shift)

Assisted Living Companion (Part-time, 2nd shift)

Dietary (Part-time, 2nd shift)

Laundry (Part-time, day shift)

MENNONITE HOME HEALTH AND SENIOR SERVICES, 410 W. Elm St. Bluffton, OH

STNA (Part-time)

RN  (PRN)

WILLOW RIDGE, 410 W. Elm St. Bluffton, OH

STNA/Shahbaz (Full- time, 1st shift)

STNA/Shahbaz (Part-time, 1st & 2nd shift)

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

 

Infinity Salon & Wellness is seeking an experienced Stylist. Pay is negotiable with an hourly rate or commission basis. Some benefits available. Apply in person or email resume to infinitysalon108@gmail.com 
 

Infinity Salon & Wellness is seeking an experienced Licensed Massage Therapist. Pay is negotiable with an hourly rate or commission basis. Some benefits available. Apply in person or email resume to infinitysalon108@gmail.com
 

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.
 

YORKTOWN VILLAGE APARTMENTS- Accepting Applications for immediate Occupancy. We offer spacious 2 & 3 bedrooms with balcony/patio starting at $499.00. Must income qualify.419-634-6322 This institution is an  equal opportunity provider, and employer                                                                                               

FOR RENT
768 N. Main Street
One bedroom apartments
$325 to $525 plus deposit.
For more information Call Becky Neville 419-230-2250

FOR RENT
4750 SR 309, Ada
3 Bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, 1 car attached garage. All appliances.
$750 per month rent, $750 deposit
For more information Call Becky Neville 419-230-2250

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
3591 County Road 44
Ada, OH 45810
Call 419-303-8869 for availability

Realtor owned

LIMA APARTMENTS
760 East 4th Street
Lima, OH 45804
Now Accepting Applications!

1 & 2 BR Apartments
Appliances, carpet & A/C included.
Utilities, water, sewer & trash removal included.
Please Call 419.227.5325 to schedule and appointment.
Rent is based on income. Income Restrictions may apply.
Voice/TTY: 800-553-0300
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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.

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

Please join Ada Icon in honoring Monty Siekerman as he retires from Ada Icon. Reception open to the public, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 19, at COSI, 534 S. Main St., Ada.

Crimson Lane, Ada, taking reservations for rockin’ new year’s eve party, Monday, Dec. 31.Tickets are $75 each or $600 for a table of eight. Doors open 7:30 p.m.;  ball drop at midnight. Doors close 1 a.m. Ticket holders must be 21. Crimson Lane, 4600 County Road 1 (or 10), Ada. Tickets call 419-604-1740 or e-mail 15crimsonlake@gmail.com.

A card shower is planned for Keith Brauen, who will celebrate his 90th birthday on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 2018. Please send cards to Keith at 5900 Pevee Road, Bluffton, OH 45817.

50-piece Jeff Gordon NASCAR Collection.  Various pieces.  $125.  Call or text 419-722-8907.

Antique Albany Cutter Sleigh - Great for Business or Yard Decoration. Asking $900.  Call or text 419-722-8907

Jeff Gordon jacket.  $20.  Call or text 419-722-8907

ALL SERVICE AERATION - Complete aeration and septic tank services. Pumping, rooting, jetting, portable toilets, 129 Lake St., Bluffton, Randy Matter, 419-358-6815.

Fruchey's 4 Seasons - We do landscaping, yard clean up, tree removal, small construction projects, asphalt repair, and in the winter, snow removal. Call 419-905-6774.

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