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July 2, 2015

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ONU Reading Series continues with pair of authors Dec. 4

The Ohio Northern University Department of English continues its 2014 Fall Reading Series with authors Christopher DeWeese and Heather Christle in the Elzay Gallery of Art on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

DeWeese is the author of “The Black Forest” and the chapbooks “Fireproof Swan” and “Maneuvers.” His poems have appeared in publications such as Boston Review, Crazyhorse, Fence and Tin House. Currently an assistant professor of poetry at Wright State University, DeWeese has also taught at Agnes Scott College, Emory University and Smith College.

James Lewis was a purchasing agent at ONU

James "Jim" L. Lewis, 72, of Ada died at 9:35 p.m.  Dec. 1, 2014, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, surrounded by his family.  He was born Aug. 25, 1942, in Beaverdam to the late Charles and LaVaun Reeder Lewis. On July 27, 1963, he married Betty Gaiffe and she survives. 

He retired after 30 years from Ohio Northern University where he worked as a purchasing agent. He was a graduate of Beaverdam High School and a veteran of the Navy during the Cuban missile crisis. 

It was a very Merry on Main evening

Indeed, it was Merry on Main Monday evening in Ada. The Depot was filled with youth of all ages waiting to talk with Santa. 

Miss Vicki's Music Studio homeschool choir performed a recital of familiar and not-so-familiar Christmas music.


Two horse and wagons give all in attendance an opportunity to take a spin around town.

There was plenty of punch and cookies to go around for everyone.

And, the depot park, now decorated for Christmas, adds a neat touch to Main Street. 

Hanson-Neely remembrance service Dec. 13

Hanson-Neely Funeral Homes will hold its 11th annual Remembrance Service at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13, at the funeral home, 311 E. Lima Ave., Ada.

Families interested in attending are asked to respond with their deceased loved one's name, the year of death and list those who will be attending by Dec. 8.

Looks like a busy December at Ada schools

How fast has this school year passed us! It's the first week of December and there's lots happening in Ada schools. Here's a calendar update from the school website:


Dec. 2nd Picture Retakes 
Dec. 3rd Sophomore Leadership
Dec. 5th Permission slips are due for Open Lunch for Senior Citizens Luncheon
Dec. 10th Senior Citizens Luncheon
Dec. 21st to Jan. 2, 2015 Christmas Break
Jan. 5th School classes resume

Christmas for Kids Dec. 6 at Trinity Lutheran

Christmas For Kids will be held at Trinity Lutheran School, 105 Allen Street, Jenera, on Saturday, December 6 from 1-4:30 p.m. The afternoon will provide children in Pre-school through 4th grade a special opportunity to hear the real message of Christmas, along with Christmas crafts, music, refreshments and fun.  For more information, please call 419-326-4402.

Here are some upcoming events at Ohio Northern University’s Freed Center.

December 11 - ONU Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m.
December 13 - ONU Student Improv, 7:30 p.m.
December 13 - ONU Wind and Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m.

Contact the Freed Center Box Office for complete ticket pricing. The Freed Center Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 12NOON to 5pm, and Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Phone orders are accepted with American Express, MasterCard, VISA or Discover by calling 419-772-1900. Tickets also are available online at www.freedcenter.com

9-piece adjustable wrench set among December bargains at Family Hardware

Jeff Kantner of Family True Value Hardware, 109 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces the store's bargains of the month for December.

They include:
• Adjustable wrench set from Master Mechanic, $24.97
• Storage boxes - 40-quart and 18-gallon, your choice, $4.97
• 2-pack AAA flashlight combo, (save 50%), $9.99
• 10-foot candy cane extension cord, (save 50%), $4.99

Here's how the Polar Bears did last week; and who they play this week

Last Week at Ohio Northern:

   Men's Basketball - Won 59-57 H v Defiance
   Women's Basketball - Won 71-48 H v Defiance

This Week's Schedule:

Sugar Grove singpriation, cookie auction Dec. 14

Sugar Grove United Methodist Church invites Icon viewers to its Holiday Singspiration and Cookie Auction on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 6 p.m.  

The evening iincludes singing your favorite holiday tunes and satisfy your sweet tooth with some delicious cookies. 

Proceeds from the cookie auction will benefit the church's mission.  All are welcome to attend. Sugar Grove UMC is located at 4549 State Route 81, east of Ada.