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September 5, 2015

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Village Voice: Heart, health and air pollution

February is American Heart Month, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). That designation may not be cause for a large bouquet of flowers to be sent your way on Valentine’s Day, but some of the causes of heart disease are worth noting when considering our quality of life in Ada.

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the U.S., according to CDC statistics.

While we have all heard the medical reports that diet and exercise may help reduce the risk of heart disease, we don’t often hear about the impact that breathing our air has on our hearts.

How about a good murder mystery and dinner theatre? Tickets now on sale

Ready for a good mystery – and a great meal?

Tickets are now available to The Centre at Bluffton’s murder mystery dinner theatre taking place Saturday, March 7, according to Brenda Gaines, Center manager.

The drama is “Broadcast Radio Murders,” and the deadline for reservations is Monday, March 2. No tickets will be available at the door.

The drama is hosted by Mr. E. Murder Productions. Tickets are available at:
• $40 each
• Two for $74
• Table of eight for $380 ($35 each)
(plus sales tax)

Doors open at 6 p.m. Hors d’ oeuvres are served promptly at 6:30 p.m. The show starts at 7 p.m.

Columbus Crew camp Feb. 16 at BFR Sports and Fitness

A Columbus Crew SC Camp will take place Monday, Feb. 16, at BFR Sports & Fitness, Bluffton, according to Jeremy Parkins, Bluffton native and senior director, soccer business development for the Crew.

The camp is from 2 to 5 p.m., for youth ages 6 to 14. The cost is $75 per player.

"Crew SC winter camps series focus on player development through a core foundation of soccer skills in a challenging and fun learning environment. Each camper is sure to walk away with a positive experience and high quality training from the only professional soccer club in the region," said Parkins.

Spotts Lecture focuses on ‘Protecting Our Homeland'

Carey (Wurgler) Smith, president of Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc., will be the featured speaker for the Ohio Northern University Spotts Lecture in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts on Monday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m.

Smith’s speech, “Protecting Our Homeland: Past, Present and Future,” is free and open to the public.

Here’s how the ‘Bears did last week and who they play this week

 Last Week at Ohio Northern:

    Men's Basketball - Lost 61-80 at Wilmington; Lost 79-86 H v Mount Union
    Women's Basketball - Won 73-42 H v Wilmington; Won 58-42 at Mount Union
    Wrestling - Won 22-18 at John Carroll
    Men's Swimming & Diving - Idle
    Women's Swimming & Diving - Idle
    Men's Indoor Track & Field - 1st of 11 H w/Joe Banks Invitational
    Women's Indoor Track & Field - 1st of 12 H w/Joe Banks Invitational
 This Week's Schedule:

Special Viva Maria's Valentine's Day buffet on Feb. 14 menu

Viva Maria’s Italian Restaurant, 124 E. Buckeye Ave., Ada, is offering a specialty buffet for Valentine’s Day, Saturday, Feb. 14.

The $13.95 buffet includes:
• Tricolor tortellini in Alfredo sauce
• Spaghetti with meat sauce
• Salad with Dominic’s Italian-Ranch dressing
• Bruschetta
• Fried dough with cannoli cream and chocolate drizzle
• Cream puffs

Also on the menu are eight additional dishes. The evening special is pasta carbonara.

Mustard Seed Cafe, Bluffton, offers full day of romance on Feb. 14

Mustard Seed Café, 562 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces a day full of romance on Saturday, Feb. 14.  A Champagne Brunch is available 10-3 and a Candlelight Dinner for Two will be offered 5-8.

Champagne Brunch ($25 per person)
●Bellini or Mimosa (alcoholic or non)
●Goat Cheese Crostini with Strawberry Compote
●Baked Egg with tomatoes, herbs & cream
●Brie, Bacon & Walnut Flatbread with drizzled honey
●Crème Brulee French Toast

Ohio Northern University students to help with tax preparation

Taxpayers in Hardin and surrounding counties can find free income tax assistance from Ohio Northern University business and law students through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA).

The VITA Program offers free tax help to low- to moderate-income (generally $53,000 and below) individuals across the country who cannot prepare tax returns on their own. As part of this program, ONU students receive training and become IRS-certified to help prepare basic and intermediate tax returns and identify special credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit and Credit for the Elderly.

Wrestler Jarod Woodland earns an Ada HS first at NWC meet

Here's a first for the Ada HS wrestling program.

Ada High School wrestler Jarod Woodland was named co-wrestler of the year at Saturday's Northwest Conference wrestling meet held at Bluffton. Woodland, a senior, who wrestles at 195 shared the honor with Adam Deatrick, a Paulding senior, who wrestles at 170. Woodland is the first-ever Bulldog to receive the NWC wrestler title.


Mike Abbey of Allen East was voted by his peers as NWC Coach of The Year.

Ada "seniors" meet Feb. 11 at Community Health Professionals

The Ada Sernior Citizens will meet Wednesday, Feb. 11, at 12:30 p.m. in the Community Health Professional Building.Those attending will make Valentine crafts for shut-ins and after a short business meeting will play cards and/or board games.