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November 27, 2015

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New Leaf Garden Center has your Mother's Day gift solution

New Leaf Landscape Garden Center, 0395 State Route 235, north of Ada, has lots of Mother's Day gift ideas.

These include:
• Planters
• Potted plants
• Garden art
• Flowering trees and shrubs
• lots more

Open the attachment at the bottom of this story for a complete list.

New Leaf
0395 SR 235 Ada



Stratton Greenhouses celebrates 66th anniversary open house this weekend

Stratton Greenhouses, 9915 Lincoln Highway, Bluffton, celebrate its 66th anniversary this weekend with an open house from Friday, May 1, to Sunday, May 3.

The event includes food, drawings and several special offers.

Regular spring hours are: 
• Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. -8 p.m.
• Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Every Sunday in May - Noon - 5 p.m.

Roger Young will receive ONU honorary undergrad degree

Roger Young is the Ohio Northern University undergraduate commencement honorary degree recipient at this year's ONU undergrad commencement.

Young has positively impacted the lives of thousands of business students during his 34-plus year career at Ohio Northern. He joined the ONU faculty 1964 and retired in 1998. He didn’t stay retired for long; after eight years at Bluffton University, Young returned to ONU as a visiting professor emeritus in 2008.

Tree City, Ohio, - you bet, right here in Ada

Accepting Tree City USA Awards for Ada are members of the village tree commission. Awards were presented Wednesday at a northwest Ohio meeting held at the Toledo Zoo. Pictured are (front row, from left) Don Traxler, Terry Keiser, Angela Polachek, Norm Rex, Beth Fenton; (back row) Monty Siekerman, Dick Lawrence, Jamie Hall, Jim Meyer, Mike Hubbell and Dave Retterer.

The Village of Ada and Ohio Northern University were honored at Tree City USA awards ceremony held at the Toledo Zoo on Wednesday.

They were in charge 15 years ago

Were you on the Ada High School Student Council? Here's counci members from the 1999-2000 school year, 15 student council's ago. 

Student names are under the photo. Sorry, the yearbook did not provide first names, only initials.

Click on image to enlarge.

College of Law records second highest bar passage rate for graduates taking test for first time

Graduates of the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law continued their record of outstanding achievement on the Ohio bar examination with a passage rate of 75 percent, which ranks second among students from all Ohio law schools who took the examination in February 2015 for the first time. In addition, ONU was third overall in the state for individuals taking the bar exam, which was nearly 10 percent higher than the statewide average.   

Pawsitive Attitudes 4-H Club elects officers

By Abigail Osborne

The Pawsitive Attitudes 4-H club held their first meeting at the Alger Public Library.  The club thanks the library for the use of their lovely building.  There were 11 members, 2 advisors and 3 guests present.

The club discussed how they might involve their dogs in the community.  Possibilities include visiting nursing homes and a summer reading buddies program at the library.
They also made arrangements and set a date for their annual kick-off party to be held at the Osborne residence.

Academic Booster seek "a little help from our friends"

The Ada Academic Boosters seek volunteers to help with this year's Elementary Reading Carnival on Friday, May 8.

Grades K-5 participate in this fun event that rewards the kids for their reading efforts throughout the school year.

The students are given tickets that they can use at the carnival to play fun games or win raffle prizes. There are also chances to win books at a guessing game.

According to the Boosters: "We need around 34 volunteers to make this a successful event for the students. Volunteer shifts run from 8:15 - 10:45 a.m. or noon to - 2:30 p.m.

Ada police log April 20-26

April 20th
-          Assisting EMS on W Lima Ave
-          Handled a open door found
-          Assist other agency
-          Handled a dog bite complaint
-          Traffic stop warning for equipment

April 21st
-          Traffic stop warning for headlights
-          Handled alarm drop
-          Handled a property issue complaint
-          Handled a suspicious female / Activity complaint
-          Traffic stop warning for driving with turn signal on
-          Handled an animal complaint
-          Handled a passing school bus complaint

Ohio Northern University Jazz Band to explore ‘ONU Jazz Through the Years’ in April 30 concert

The Ohio Northern University Department of Music presents the ONU Jazz Band on Thursday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts.

The ONU Jazz Band, under the direction of David Sycks, will take a stroll down memory lane as it explores “ONU Jazz Through the Years.” Sycks is the Bluffton High School band director.

The group will play a repertoire from the first days of ONU jazz in the 1960s up to the present, including works by Duke Ellington, Stan Kenton, Count Basie and Chick Corea. Everett Collier, the “golden voice” of jazz, will be the narrator for the evening.