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Raabe College of Pharmacy honors three with Distinguished Alumni Awards

Ohio Northern University’s Raabe College of Pharmacy honored three alumni with Distinguished Alumni Awards on Feb. 12. This was the ninth year that Distinguished Alumni Awards were presented by the College of Pharmacy.

Timothy Tracy, a 1983 graduate, Leonard L. “Bud” Lance, a 1970 graduate, and John A. Armitstead, a 1979 graduate, were recognized for their outstanding career accomplishments and their contributions to ONU.

Ada CIC will hear about university nursing activities in the community

Ada's Community Improvement Corp. (CIC) will get an update on the Ohio Northern University nursing program during its noon meeting on Wednesday in McIntosh Center.

Tina Liebrecht, assistant professor of nursing, will provide details on nursing students' activities in Ada.

The CIC is currently in its 2016 membership phase. Annual membership dues are $25. The organization meets monthly on the third Wednesday of each month. 

It's subcommittees are Industrial, Water Resource Plan, Community and Commercial. The 2016 CIC president is Jamie Hall. Other offers are Jim Meyer, vice president, Eileen Peterman, secretary and Angela Polachek, treasurer.

Bob McCurdy sworn in as Ada Public Library board member

By Monty Siekerman

Bob McCurdy receives the oath of office Monday evening as a Ada Public Libary board member, becoming the seventh member of the board.

He was named to the position by the school board, which has one member from the school on the library board. Bob, whose term expires in 2019, replaces Michael Hertig. Bob was appointed co-chair of the board's building and grounds/development and planning committee.

Joyce Reiff was an Alger High School graduate

Joyce M. Reiff, 76, died on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at approximately 11 p.m. at her residence in Crestview, Florida.               
She was born on Oct. 20, 1939 in Hardin County, Ohio, to William W. and Mary C. (Orders) Scott, Sr. and they preceded him in death.  On Aug. 23, 1959 she married Eddy Lee Reiff and he preceded her in death on Oct. 11, 1984.
Joyce was a retired accountant and a military wife for 25 years. She was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church of Savannah, Ga.  She was a graduate of Alger High School.

Letter - Academic Booster - Music Boosters purse Bingo event "sold out"!

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WE ARE SOLD OUT!!!!!! Thank you to all who will join us for purse Bingo on Sunday Feb, 21, at 2 p.m. in McIntosh Center on the Campus of Ohio Northern University. Doors open at 1 p.m. Laugh your way through an afternoon of 15 Bingo games, quarter auctions, raffle prizes, door prizes, heavy hors’ d ‘ oeuvres and more!

Ada Academic Boosters and Ada Music Boosters

Teen writing group at the library catching on

By Monty Siekerman
Isabella Mancuso leads a teen writing group that meets at Ada Public Library at 6:30 p.m. every other Monday. From 8 to 12 teens attend. All teens are welcome to join.

She said, "The purpose of the group is to let people write and help people write. We bounce ideas off each other and support each other. We all love writing and we love to read our friends' stories."

Ada Public Library Meetings

The Building Committee of the Ada Public Library will be meeting this evening at 6:30p.m. in the Meeting Room. A normal monthly meeting will be held following, at 7p.m.

The public is always welcome to attend.

Polar Plunge: Teeth-chattering good time

Photos and story by Monty Siekerman
The wind chill was colder in Ada than in Fairbanks, Juneau, and Anchorage, nevertheless some brave, furless polar bears took a plunge into the campus Polar Bear Pond on Saturday afternoon.


The shivering experience was all for a good cause: to raise money for the American Red Cross. About $2,000 was expected to be raised at the event.

The fifth annual Polar Plunge drew about 150 students and members of the community who paid to take a dip and got pledges from friends who dared them to do so.

When dusk falls on a winter's day in Ada

Photos and story by Ken Collins
Dusk in winter creates interesting scenes in Ada.

Ken Collins photographed several scenes on Saturday evening.


Shots include the Presbyterian Church silhouetted against the evening sky, as well as the wind turbines on the west side of town. The Ada Theatre was all lit up for Saturday evening's show.

It might have been 14 degrees Fahrenheit outside, but the cold weather was apparently not enough to keep folks away from the yummy Italian food at Viva Maria's or the faithful from Saturday evening Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes.

Jarod Woodland on Defiance College Dean's List

Jarod Woodland, Ada, was named to the fall semester Defiance College Dean's List. The honors list is for students achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and enrolled in 6-11 semester hours for which letter grades are given.

Students who have achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and are enrolled in 12 or more semester hours for which letter grades are given are named to the Dean’s list.