Dean Alstaetter performs at The Inn at ONU Friday at 5:30 p.m.


Dean Alstaetter performs at The Inn at ONU Friday at 5:30 p.m.

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Women's track and field sets records at OAC championships

Junior Emily Richards (Delaware/Hayes) and senior Rebecca Olashuk (Defiance/Tinora) highlighted a very strong performance for the No. 6-ranked Ohio Northern women's indoor track and field team Saturday afternoon as they competed in the Ohio Athletic Conference Championships.

Richards is the first female athlete in OAC history to win all three events in the same meet.

ONU placed second among 10 teams. The Polar Bears move to 53-9 on the year.

ONU women's lacrosse opens season with win

The Ohio Northern women's lacrosse team opened its 2017 season with a solid 10-4 victory over Franciscan Saturday afternoon at Dial-Roberson Stadium.

The Polar Bears (1-0 overall) got four goals from freshman Betsy Naugle (Moon Township, Pa./Moon Area) and three goals each from sophomore Maddie Storr(Clarence, N.Y.) and freshman Elizabeth Carter (Lebanon).

3 ONU wrestlers have success Saturday

Three Ohio Northern wrestlers placed sixth in their respective weight classes at the two-day NCAA Division III Midwest Regional Wrestling Championships on Saturday in Ft. Wayne.

Sophomore Gavin Nelson (Oregon/Clay) and freshmen Seth Transue (Plain City/Dublin) and Nate Barcaskey (Moon Township, Pa./Moon Area) placed 6th in the 157, 125 and 285 weight classes, respectively.

The Polar Bears finished 11th of 16 teams with 31.5 points in the team standings

Lacrosse wins home opener

ADA -- Sophomore Max Weese(Columbus/Hilliard Darby) picked up his sixth career hat trick with four goals to lead the Ohio Northern men's lacrosse team to a 12-4 victory over Calvin (Mich.) on a cold and windy afternoon in its 2017 home opener at Dial-Roberson Stadium.

The Polar Bears improve to 1-1 on the season, while the Knights fall to 0-1.

Ohio Northern will return to action March 5 with a 1 pm contest at Hampden-Sydney (Va.)

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Watch the NCAA III Women's Basketball Tournament selection show live on Monday at 2:30

The NCAA Division III Women's basketball Tournament field will be announced live on Monday at 2:30 pm.

Fans can watch the selection show at

The No. 5-ranked Polar Bears are 27-0 on the season and earned the Ohio Athletic Conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by winning the OAC Tournament on Saturday

Three Ada matmen make districts; Sumner sectional champ 

By Cort Reynolds


LIMA - Ada junior Chase Sumner captured the 138 lb. title while the Bulldog wrestling team finished 11th and qualified three wrestlers to the Troy district out of the 14-team Div. III sectionals at Lima Central Catholic last Friday and Saturday.


Ottawa-Glandorf won the team competition with 178 points to edge Coldwater (167.5) by 10.5 points. Allen East came in third (135.5) while Ada ended up with 53 points.


Sumner (33-2 this season) went 4-0 in the sectional meet and was a convincing champion with three quick pin wins. He advances to the Troy districts with his win as one of four top seeds.


Ada boys edged at Grove

By Cort Reynolds

COLUMBUS GROVE - Visiting Ada lost an intense defensive struggle at Columbus Grove by a 37-34 count in the Northwest Conference boys basketball season finale Friday night.


The tough defeat ended the Ada regular season with a record of 4-18 overall and 0-8 in the NWC. On the strength of their fifth win in a row, Grove improved to 9-13. 


After an 0-5 league start, CG finished 3-5 in the NWC by winning their last three conference bouts over Allen East, Bluffton and Ada. 


Alvena I. “Terri” Conley 1929-2017

Alvena I. “Terri” Conley, age 87, died on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 9:50pm at Dublin Methodist Hospital, Dublin.

            She was born on September 10, 1929, in Fort Amanda, Ohio to Jesse and Bertha (Burchin) Thomas who preceded her in death.  On December 9, 1950, Terri married Clyde M. Conley and he died on November 10, 1990.

Beta Club inducts new members

Junior high recognition for students who earned high academic achievement

Names of new inductees and current members are listed in two attachments below -
Twenty-two new members were inducted into the Ada Junior High Beta Club late ast week, according to Julie Thaxton, junior high teacher.


"We recognized our eighth grade second-year members and the 22 new members who earned high academic achievement during the first semester this year," she said. 

The eighth grade officers took turns speaking and lighting candles that represented the many characteristics and values of the National Beta Club.