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August 18, 2018

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Insurance checklist for college students

From the Ohio Department of Insurance

Ohio Department of Insurance director Jillian Froment is reminding college students and their parents to ensure that adequate insurance protection is in place for the upcoming school year. 

“An insurance review with an agent should be part of getting ready to go back to school,” Froment said. “Both students and parents will have that much more peace of mind knowing they have an up-to-date financial protection plan.”  

Froment shared the following insurance insights: 

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Fearless ShenANYgans present an evening of comedy Aug. 29

Make your reservation now for this program at The Inn at ONU

The Inn at ONU presents “Fearless ShenANYgans,” at 7:30 p.m., Wedneday, Aug. 29, in its series of summer programs.

The program is an evening of comedy improv in The Inn’s garden courtyard.

Reservations are required and seating is limited. Tickets are $25 and includes an appetizer and dessert buffet, tax, gratuity. Included in the buffet is sweet chili barbecue meatballs, spring rolls, bacon and cheese dip with house-made kettle chips, dessert kabobs and other items.

A portion of the proceeds go to the performing comedy artists. Call The Inn at 419-772-4112 for reservations.

"Bonjour" to Ada HS's French exchange student

Ada Rotary Club exchange student project

By Monty Siekerman
"Bonjour,” Philip would have said many times in his native French, but here in Ada he gives the getting, “Hi, glad to meet you,” in English. Philip Gautier, an Ada Rotary Club exchange student from the Normandy area of France, has had a whirlwind first week in Ada.

Within hours of arriving in Ada. Philip, attended the Farmers and Merchants picnic, not as a streetside spectator, but riding in a car emblazoned with his name and that of Rotary.

After the parade, he attended the F&M picnic, greeting many more people.

Nancy Barker 1935 - 2018

Nancy (Dunbar) Barker, age 82, died on Friday, August 17, 2018 at 9:29 a.m. at Vancrest of Ada.

          She was born December 26, 1935 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Russell and Hester (Kiler) Dunbar.   On July 27, 1963 she married Harold Duane Barker and he survives in Ada, Ohio.

           Surviving are her son: James (Julie) Barker of Bellaire, TX and her daughter: Linda (Mike) Meyer of Defiance, Ohio; a sister, Susan (Lowman) McCarley of Walnut Creek, CA; three grandchildren Austin and Tyler Meyer and Allie Barker.

Get ready for an Ada football festival

Here's what's happening in Ada on Aug. 25

The  schedule of events has been set for the third Made in Ada Football Festival on Saturday, Aug. 25.

The festival both celebrates Ada’s connection to the sport, as all footballs used in the National Football League are made in Ada’s Wilson football factory, and helps kick off the 2018 football season. The festival is sponsored by the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Wilson.
The day begins with an ONU intra-squad football practice at 9 a.m. and concludes with the now-famous football drop at 10 p.m.

The weekend doctor

“All-inside ACL reconstruction” procedure for torn ACL

By Jim Davidson, MD
Blanchard Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the ligament in the center of the knee that prevents the shin bone from separating from the thigh bone and prevents the knee from being stretched beyond its normal limits.

Healthy maintenance of this ligament is important, as an injury can be especially painful and disruptive. Neglecting a tear of this ligament can also lead to further damage such as cartilage tears and arthritis. Fortunately, here has been a new development in the technique of ACL reconstruction. The new procedure is called “All-inside ACL reconstruction.”