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July 23, 2014

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Frank Dilts was a lifelong farmer

Frank E. Dilts, 86, died on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at his residence in Ada.

He was born on Jan. 29, 1927, in Paulding County, Ohio to E. E. and Olive (Lehman) Dilts and they preceded him in death. He married Helen McDougle on June 22, 1947 and she survives in Ada.

Frank was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of the Quickstep Pentecostal Church of God, Alger. 

Hey, Mom! I made the honor roll!

Here is the Ada Schools 2013-2014 honor roll for the first nine weeks:

12th Grade: Sa'ed Al-Olimat, Brittney Archer, Jessica Hill, Joshua Lehsten, Annabel Pinkney, Elijah Rayl, Matthew Wilcox.

11th Grade: Alexis Amburgey, Noah Beach, Molly Gamble, Allison Howard, Caralee Stover, Victoria Wyss.

10th Grade: Benjamin Bowers, Alexandra Boyadzhiev, Rylan Hissong, Megan Simon, Katelyn Stuart, Kylelyn Stuart, Ashley Sumner, Casey Swick, Michael Willeke, Mackenzie Wills.

"Captain Phillips" starts Friday at Ada Theatre

Starting Friday, October 25 and running through Thursday, October 31 is Captain Phillips (PG-13).

"The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years." (IMDb)

Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Daily at 7 p.m.

All tickets are $4.

Hattie Dearth - next year she's be in the Army National Guard

15 minutes with Hattie Dearth, Ada High School senior

What classes are you taking this year?
Psychology/Sociology, Calculus, English 12 CP, Spanish IV, Personal Finance and Physics.

Tell me about the organizations you belong to.
I’m on Student Council, Foreign Language Club and National Honor Society. I volunteer at the Lima YMCA and during the summer at ReStore.

An artist colony forming in Ada and you'll find their works in Health-Chek

Over the late summer, a downtown Ada business had a transformation and now carries lots of locally created art and crafts from Ada area artisans.


The “art store” is Health-Chek, 117 S. Main St., owned by Alisa Armbrecht, which continues to carry supplements, vitamins and minerals.

On the art side, customers will now find art, craft items and books by Karen Ward, Lynn Scott, Ellie Miller (Lynn’s mother), Vanessa Ward, Darlene Bowers, Vicki Wolke, Vicki Coldiron, Jennifer McDougall, Pat Pateleno, Deb Curlis, Alisa Armbrecht, Mary Hackworth and Catherine Craker.

Police docket for October 14-20

October 14

Handled Suspicious Activity Complaint on ONU Campus, Report taken for
  • Info Only
Officer did an Interior Walk Through at the Ada School

  • Assist EMS at ATI

  • Report taken for Assault & Theft

  • Handled Suspicious Person I Activity Complaint on Turner

  • Handled Alarm Drop on E Montford

  • Traffic stop Verbal Warning for Expired Plates

  • Traffic stop Citation issued for Driving Under Suspension & Expired Plates

October 15

Village Voice: Ghouls, goblins and witches hit the sidewalks of Ada!

The annual haunting of Ada’s sidewalks takes place next Thursday! On Oct. 31, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 p.m., the children of Ada are invited to bring out their best costumes for the Village’s trick or treat.

Trick or treat is a fun filled evening for many in the community. Whether it’s the handing out of candy, the collection of candy, or just seeing the change in costumes from year to year, there is something for many to enjoy.

We want to encourage everyone to enjoy the festivities safely. Here are a few tips to remember:

• Stay visible! Use glow light sticks or reflective tape to accent your ghoulish outfit.

• Walk with a parent or in groups.

ONU's Kinkopf OAC men's soccer player of the week

By Zaji Lieberman

For the second time this season, freshman Matt Kinkopf has been named the OAC Men's Soccer Player of the Week for the week of Oct 14-20.

Kinkopf also earned the honor the week of Sept. 9-15.

Kinkopf finished the week with three goals, as the Polar Bears defeated Otterbein 3-2 in double overtime on Wednesday and Marietta 6-1 on Saturday.

On Tuesday against Otterbein, Kinkopf scored at the 101:06 mark of the second overtime to cap off a thrilling 3-2 overtime victory.

Against Marietta on Saturday, Kinkopf would score his first goal of the afternoon by beating the keeper to the top right.

Ghoul rock and rul musical "Zombie Prom" at Freed Center Oct. 24-27

Ohio Northern University’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts will present  “Zombie Prom” on Oct. 24-27 at 7:30 p.m. and two matinee performances on Oct. 26-27 at 2 p.m.

Ailey II dancers on Freed Center state Oct. 27-28

Ohio Northern University’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts will present  “Ailey II” on Sunday, Oct. 27, at 5 p.m. A master class will be offered in the Biggs Theatre on Monday, Oct 28, at 10 a.m. to anyone who purchased a ticket. 

Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the country’s best young dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding emerging choreographers. Founded in 1974, the company embodies Alvin Ailey’s pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training and community programs for all people.