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November 17, 2017

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Coty A. Harsh 1995-2017

  Coty A. Harsh, age 22, died on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at 3:00 a.m. at his friend’s residence in McGuffey.

          He was born on March 11, 1995 in Kenton, Ohio to Michael Young and Tammy Harsh who survive in McGuffey.

Two articles on national sports websites

Writer is Cort Reynolds of Ada

Ada Icon sports writer, Cort Reynolds, recently had two articles accepted for posting on national sports websites. (www.thesportshaven.com and www.celticblog.com)

The Sports Haven article's content is on how to improve major sports with rule and schedule changes.

CLICK HERE to read the article.

July - it's a great month for tennis in Ada

Summer youth tennis program July 10-12

The Ada Community Tennis association will hold its 11th annual summer youth tennis program on July 10-12.

Registration forms are available at the Ada Pool, Ada Library, Liberty Bank, and Quest Bank and by e-mailing Scott Wills  (s-wills@onu.edu). 

The program is for kids ages 4 and up and no tennis experience is needed. Ages 4-6 will play from 5:30 - 6:15, Ages 7-10 from 5:30 - 6:30, and ages 11 and up from 6:30 - 7:30.   

Please contact Scott Wills regarding registration and questions at 419-302-9828 or s-wills@onu.edu

Precision Ag Field Day Aug. 23

Kellogg Farms, TR 50, this year's host farm

Mark your calendar now for the Hardin County Precision Ag Field Day to be held Aug. 23 at Kellogg Farms, 17392 Township Road 50 near Forest.

Bill and Shane Kellogg have committed 305 acres to the Blanchard River Demonstration Farms Network in cooperation with Ohio Farm Bureau and USDA.

Existing edge of field research shows that placing nutrients below ground dramatically decreases potential for nutrient losses. This farm utilizes subsurface placement of nutrients using strip tillage techniques. Cost savings and yield benefits that can be achieved by improving nutrient efficiencies by subsurface nutrient placement are being measured.

Flippin' over the 4th

That's Logan Williams performing on the trampoline

By Monty Siekerman
Flippin' over the 4th. 

That's Logan Williams, 17, doing a series of backward and forward flips on a trampoline in his backyard on West North Avenue while brother Case, 7, waits his turn.

Truth is, the 4th is a rather quiet day in Ada. There's grilling outdoors, some family gatherings, and, when the sun sets, you'll hear fireworks long into the night shot from backyards.

Ada has no extravagant fireworks display lighting up the sky in a multitude of colors. And, there is no lake for sailing, kayaking, or waterskiing.

Ada Food Pantry's July 4th treat

Every year on a Saturday near the 4th of July, the Ada Food Pantry prepares fixings for a traditional Independence Day meal--hotdogs or hamburgers, potato salad, watermelon, and corn on the cob.

This year, members of the Food Pantry served 27 households for a total of more than 80 people.

Pictured is Pantry board member Christopher Bowers assisting a patron.

Lima Symphony plays red, white and blue in Ada

Here's more of Monty's photos from Sunday's pops concert

Photos and story by Monty Siekerman 
For the third year, the Lima Symphony Orchestra entertained hundreds on the sculpture mall at Ohio Northern.


The Saturday evening patriotic pops concert, always held near the Fourth of July, began with the Ada VFW Post 9381 Color Guard presenting the colors. The crowd stood, putting their hands over their heart, as Kirsten Osbun-Manley sang, with gusto, the "Star Spangled Banner." 

Two artistic candles on Gallery for the Arts birthday cake

Main Street gallery celebrates second year in business with Saturday open house

Provided by Karen Ward
On Saturday, July 8, Ada’s Gallery for the Arts, will host an open house complete with sweets and drinks to celebrate its 2nd birthday. The shop, opened in July of 2015, will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ruth Roider, owner of this unique gift shop and gallery for local artists, had always desired to support the local artists with a place to feature their talents.

The shop/gallery includes pottery, fabric art, folk art, colored pencil sketches, photography (in the form of framed art and greeting cards), wood craftsmanship and jewelry.  Most items are for sale.

Neeley dies in accident

Erik D. Neeley, 21, of Harrod, died Sunday morning after crashing his pickup truck into a utility pole on Clum Riad near Harrod. State Highway Patrol reported the truck traveled off the left side of the road and struck an electric pole. The truck overturned. Neely was ejected from the vehicle.

Erik D Neeley 1996 - 2017

Erik David Neeley, age 21, died on Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 1:43 a.m. at Lima Memorial Health System.

            He was born on May 8, 1996 in Lima, Ohio to Dan and Allis L. (Smith) Neeley Jr. who survive in Harrod.


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