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Welcome to "Poetic License." The Icon features a variety of license plates in this column. This plate was photographed on Bluffton's Main Street.

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Once upon a time in Ada: See who was in charge of the F & M Picnic 43 years ago

Special March 29 council meeting focus on energy financing

Ada council will hold a special committee meeting at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 29, on the ONU campus, according to Angela Polachek of the village.

The meeting takes place in Room 113 of the Mathile Center for Natural Sciences, just off West Lincoln Avenue.

Teresa Smith of the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority will talk about Property Assessed Clean Energy financing (PACE). Under this program PACE can finance energy saving projects from $25,000 to $9 million. It offers 15-year loans at rates between 4.5% and 5.5%

ONU HealthWise free services open to Ada and Hardin County this spring

The Ohio Northern University HealthWise program announces its spring outreach program in Hardin County.

HealthWise hopes to answer, “How can we help you?” by providing information such as:

• I have medication questions

• I want to learn more about my health

• I need to monitor my health

• I have specific health questions

• I need a primary care physician

Here is the HealthWise spring event schedule:

First United Methodist Church
8 a.m. to noon
March 29, April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24

Ada schools part of 40-district network advocate group seeking postive changes in public education


Superintendents from nearly 40 school districts, including Ada Schools, have formed a network to advocate for positive changes in public education. The group is called Northwest/West Central Ohio Public School Advocacy Network. 

The network grew from concerns over a loss of local control in public education. It hopes to inform communities about challenges and opportunities public schools face so community members might exercise a more informed influence over state and local decisions involving children's education. 

Ada Public Library Building Project

The Building Committee of the Ada Public Library will be meeting on Monday, March 28 at 6:00pm in Rooms 157 & 158 of the ONU Pharmacy Building.

Dog of the Week: Meet Jip a terrier mix

Meet Jip. He's a three-year-old male, 20-pound terrier mix and is looking for a new home.

To give a dog a forever home, contact the Hardin County dog shelter. It is located at 49 Jones Road on the west side of Kenton.

Hours: 9 am to 4 pm on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. Phone: 419-674-2209.
Generally, about 20 to 25 dogs are available for viewing.

Town and Country Creators 4-H Club installs officers

By Carah Deardorff, club news reporter

On Monday March 21, at 6pm, the Town and Country Creators 4H Club met at St John’s Evangelical Church in Kenton.

Club President, Devry Moore, called the meeting to order and announced the Installation of Officers.

The 2016 Town and Country Creator Officers are as follows: President, Devry Moore; Vice President, Mason Bloom; Secretary, Alex Haushaulter; Treasurer, Ty Hiller; News Reporter, Carah Deardorff; Health Officer, Abigail Hartshorn; Safety Officer, Anna Longbrake; EEL, Haley Hunt; Recreation, Eden Cronley, Mason Flint, Lauren Manns, Lara Music; Historian, Caitlyn Tudor.

‘PostSecret Live’ with Frank Warren on Freed Center stage March 30

Ohio Northern University presents “PostSecret Live,” an interactive multimedia event hosted by Frank Warren, at the Freed Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m.

In 2004, PostSecret creator Warren introduced the world to a collection of highly personal and artfully decorated postcards mailed anonymously from around the world, exposing the soulful secrets we never voice. What started as a community mail art project quickly exploded in popularity; since PostSecret’s inception, Warren has received more than 1 million anonymous secrets on homemade postcards.

‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying’ on Freed stage April 7-10

Ohio Northern University’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts will present “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” from April 7-10 at 7:30 p.m. Two matinee performances have been scheduled for April 9 and 10 at 2 p.m.

Gospel Ensemble present spring concert April 3

The Ohio Northern University Gospel Ensemble, with special guests the Philippian Missionary Baptist Church Choir of Lima and the Toledo Youth Choir, will perform its annual spring concert in the McIntosh Center Ballroom on Sunday, April 3, at 4 p.m.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The primary purpose of the ONU Gospel Ensemble is to spread the word of God through song, and its mission is “Winning souls to Christ with a melody.” The Ensemble was formed in 1987 by a group of African-American students who wanted to share their heritage through gospel music.