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April 28, 2017

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BACH 3 - does this mean that somewhere in Ohio is Bach 1 and Bach 2? The Icon spotted this plate on a slate-colored Chevy Cruze in Ada. And, it's on a Bald Eagle special plate. Anyone who can tell us about the plate's meaning, please let us know at: info@adaicon.com

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Village Voice: Ada council responds to dog issues with revised ordinance

Primary revision addresses unattended tethering of dogs in yards

Village Voice: Council responds to recent dog issues

All across the nation, villages and cities are dealing with the issue of domestic dogs escaping the control of their owners. Some areas, including Ada, have seen incidents of dogs attacking other dogs and people when out of the control of owners.

After much discussion and feedback from the public, advocacy groups and the Hardin County Dog Warden in 2016, Council revised Ada’s local ordinance to address some concerns.

Celebrate Arbor Day in Ada

Lots of family-friendly activities at the Depot Saturday AM

Ada will celebrate Arbor Day with many activities at the Railroad Park and Depot from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday.


Festivities begin with Mayor Dave Retterer proclaiming Saturday as Arbor Day, followed by the planting of a redbud tree donated by the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce.

Attention all former Ada 3rd graders

Do you recall the Tree Commission's Arbor Day visit to school?

One of the cool things about being in the third grade at Ada Elementary School is the annual Arbor Day Celebration.

Each spring, the volunteers on the Ada Tree Commission visit the third graders to talk about trees.

The commissioners share stories about trees, wildlife and how to plant the bare root tree each student receives from the Tree Commission. Tree Commissioners also talk to the students about it means to be a Tree City USA, as Ada has been named for 36 years, and what it means for Ohio Northern University to be a Tree Campus USA, as ONU has been named for seven years.

ONU women's bball team: Etched into the record books

The 2016-17 Ohio Northern women's basketball team etched its name into the record books. After a remarkable 30-1 season, it will be remembered as the greatest team in Ohio Northern women's basketball history.

Under 16-year head coach Michele Durand, the Polar Bears completed a perfect 25-0 regular season for the first time in school history.

They won the Ohio Athletic Conference Regular Season Title for the third consecutive year, finishing with a record of 18-0.

Festival of Colors - looks like fun

By Monty Siekerman
The ONU  Indian Student Association held a springtime Holi Festival on the Tundra on Sunday afternoon. It's a Festival of Colors.

Holi is a Hindu festival that signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, and the end of winter. During the festival, participants play, chase, and color each other with dry powder.

It is a time for people to play, laugh, and enjoy each other's company. Indian Student Association is an organization that promotes education and participation in the Indian culture.

Once upon a time in Ada

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse



William H. Wilson                                 Postmaster                                            08/01/1854

William F. Green                                  Postmaster                                            06/02/1855

Nathan Ahlefeld                                   Postmaster                                            01/04/1856

Cooper named Top Cop in Ada and Delphos

Ptl. Alec Cooper was named Ada's Top Cop by Mothers Against Drunk Driving for his performance in Ada for taking drunk drivers off of the roads.  He was a full-time officer in Ada in 2016 before taking a full-time position with the Delphos Police later that year where, for the first time in the history of MADD, he was named Top Cop in Delphos as well.

Why is Steve White a proud Polar Bear?

Steve White received his BSBA degree for the Class of 2017. He was a student in the late 1960s but was unable to graduate being short credit hours in 1971. Fast forward 46 years and he is officially a graduate and forever a proud Polar Bear.
Steve White, left, with ONU President Dan DiBiasio.

ONU men's and women's lacrosse

Otterbein beats ONU in men's lacrosse

WESTERVILLE -- Sophomore Anthony Pavone picked up his sixth career hat trick to lead the Ohio Northern men's lacrosse team in a 13-7 loss at Otterbein on Wednesday.

The Polar Bears (9-6 overall, 4-3 Ohio Athletic Conference) also got goals from sophomores Peter Hardt (Bethpage, N.Y./Plainedge), Connor Preston (Carmel, Ind.) and Max Weese (Columbus/Hilliard Darby) and freshman Cameron Marous(Brecksville).

The Cardinals (8-8, 5-2) got four goals from Connor Dziewit.

Otterbein wins women's lacrosse 13-3

ONU track and field teams highly ranked

Men track and field move up in ranking

The Ohio Northern men's outdoor track and field team climbed five spots to No. 29 in the fourth weekly United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association power rankings.

The Polar Bears (57-15 overall) are coming off of a second place finish at the Polar Bear Invitational.

Rowan (N.J.) took the top spot, while Wis-LaCrosse came in second with 139.33 points and Wis.-Whitewater rounded out the top-3.

Women track and field now 14th