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August 22, 2019

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Ribbon cutting for Ada Physical Therapy

Opened earlier this summer, located at 1200 S. Main St.

Ada Physical Therapy, 1200 S. Main St., Ada, which opened earlier this summer, held an open house and ribbon cutting on Aug. 21.

Tracy Scalfaro, MPT, of Arlington, is business owner.

Scalfaro said that Ada Physical Therapy offers massage and physical therapy for a number of conditions, including:
• Joint replacement
• Worker comp insurance claims
• Back pain
• Vehicular accident injuries
• Sports injuries
• Stroke rehabilitation
• Neurological disorders

Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 pm. Mondays through Fridays. Also, on staff is Tony Thorpe, PTA.

Randal Anderson was co-owner of Anderson Tractor

A 1974 Cory-Rawson HS graduate

Randal L. Anderson, 63, died on Aug. 21, 2019. at his home. 

Randy was born June 2, 1956, in Bluffton to the late James and Esther (Schumacher) Anderson. 

On Oct. 28, 1978, he married Kimberly Acheson Anderson who survives.

Randy graduated from Cory-Rawson High School in 1974. He co-owned Anderson Tractor Supply in Bluffton with his brother, Gary, for the past 43 years. Randy was a member of Bethel Church of Christ, Ada, where he had been a deacon, Sunday School teacher and head of the Missions Committee. 

Rick Hamlin 1953 - 2019

Rick M. Hamlin, 66, died on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 at 12:51 a.m. at his residence in Dola. 

He was born on March 1, 1953, in Lima, Ohio to Maurice R. and Emmy J. (Manns) Hamlin.  His father, Maurice preceded him in death and his mother, Emmy J. Fox survives in Kenton. On Nov. 4, 1978 Rick married Brenda L. Brashear and she survives in Dola.

Rick retired from Durez Oxy Chemical of Kenton.  He was a U.S. Army Veteran.  He was a member of the Kenton Moose Lodge #428, the Kenton Eagles Post #2163 and the AmVets. Rick was an avid fisherman, he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

103 candles on Alice Bucher's birthday cake

Following her marriage at age 20 to Dale, the couple moved to Ada and raised their family

Long-time Ada resident, Alice Bucher, now living at Vancrest of Ada, celebrated her 103rd birthday on Aug. 14.

Mrs. Bucher was an employee at Triplett Corp., Bluffton, for 22 years, and may be the oldest living Triplett retiree.

She and her husband, Dale, had three children, two boys and one girl. Dale  was the Ada scoutmaster for many years and he also served on several community boards and organizations in Ada. He died in 1999.

Today, Mrs. Bucher has 10 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Gone in a flash

Driving on County Line Road just north of Lincoln Highway between Ada and Bluffton, the photographer saw a deer in a field.

Stopping the car and grabbing a camera, only four photos were snapped, and the deer and its fawn (see photo 2 below) disappeared into the corn field.

This scene took place in less than 30 seconds.

Volleyball: Ada girls sting Hornets

Coach Tabor: "Our defense was solid. We kept them off balance, and our serve placement was smart."

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The Ada volleyball team took down visiting Cory-Rawson in straight sets on a warm Wednesday night to record their first home win of the season.

The convincing 25-14, 25-23, 25-12 victory upped the Lady Bulldog record to 2-1.

"We played really well," said Bulldog second-year head coach Kyleigh Tabor. "They had a really good server going in the second set, but we came back strong in the third set."

A block kill by Megan Light and two Miranda Wills kills got Ada off to a good start in set one. An ace by Kendal Guagenti capped her 5-0 serving run and propelled the hosts to an 11-6 lead.