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April 23, 2014

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The latest on East Lima Avenue

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NW Ohio Bullfrogs 10U and 11U baseball tryouts Aug. 18

The Northwest Ohio Bullfrogs will host a 10U and 11U baseball tryouts for its 2014 travel teams on Sunday Aug. 18, at 3 at the village park in Bluffton. Contact Ryan Koenig  at 419-420-5450 with any questions.

Here's what's happening this week in Hardin County

Here are some of the events taking place this week in Hardin County. The list is provided by the Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance.

Ada Icon invites Ada HS and junior high students to consider an Icon internship

The Ada Icon has openings for Ada High School and junior high interns this school year, according to Fred Steiner, Icon owner.

The Icon seeks students with a variety of interests for these non-paid positions that offer lots of experience. Students interested in writing, photography and who have knowledge of social media are encouraged to contact Steiner.

Several intern positions are available. For example, students with an interest in movies or music are invited to write movie and music reviews. These writing projects allow students to write opinions using pen names.

Over 300 volunteer hours went into Red Cross swim lessons

President-elect Heather Cox called the weekly meeting of the Ada Kiwanis Club to order at 12:01 p.m. on Tuesday August 13 in Conference Room #7, McIntosh Center, ONU.

Jon Umphress offered the invocation.

The birthday of Sandy Neely (August 15) was noted in song.

The membership anniversary of Myrna McCurdy (8/13/07) was noted.

The wedding anniversary of Mark and Kimberly Light (8/12/1995) was also noted.

ONU to hold second annual Ada Civic Engagement Day

To continue the positive partnership with Ohio Northern University and the village of Ada, ONU is conducting the second annual Ada Civic Engagement (ACE) Day on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The ACE initiative was introduced not only to provide an opportunity for ONU’s faculty, staff and first-year students to engage with the residents of Ada but also to contribute to the beautification of the village.

And another photo: Mystery beast story grabs Icon viewers' attention; lots of opinions offered

Click here for previous story on this animal.


The story of the mystery beast is quickly becoming one of the most popular stories ever posted on The Ada and Bluffton Icons. The story was posted on Monday evening on Bluffton Icon. Since that posting the Bluffton Icon's facebook notification of the story has reached over 1,450 and that number continues to grow. As of Wednesday afternoon, 1,045 viewers actually clicked on the story.

Village Voice: It’s back to school time: Use your eyes, use your ears…..

Parents, teachers, and students know it’s about that time. Ada Schools are scheduled to resume classes for the 2013-2014 school on Monday, Aug.19. Ohio Northern undergraduate courses are scheduled to resume on Monday, Aug. 26.

Those involved in back to school activities have their to-do lists full. Those who aren’t directly involved in activities make think the bustle at this time of year have nothing to do with them.

Weather report - feels like a typical August

The first half of this month has provided both warmth and a touch of fall in the evening temps.

According to local weather observer Guy Verhoff, in the days from August 1 through August 12 the highest temperature recorded was on August 7 at 84 degrees (F).  The lowest was recorded as 55 degrees on the overnights of August 2, August 4 and August 5.

There has been little precipitation, save for the inch plus of rain recieved on August 2.

NW Ohio Elite Diamond Sports softball team tryouts Aug. 24

Northwest Ohio Elite Diamond Sports will hold softball try outs for a 14U travel team on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 10 a.m. 

Try outs will be held at the Village Park in Bluffton. If you have questions, or in case of inclement weather, please contact Coach Brad Prater at 419-234-1206. 

Also, if you can't make the try out for some reason, call to see about scheduling a private try out.

Mystery creature spotted in Bluffton and near Lincoln Highway; but what is it?

Loch Ness has its monster and, now, it appears that Bluffton does, too. And maybe Ada.

Several sightings of an unidentified animal have been reported in Bluffton in the past week and two persons captured the creature on cell phone cameras. One Bluffton Icon viewer said the animal was also sighted near Lincoln Highway, which puts the animal in the Ada community.

Both photographs were reportedly taken on the north side of Bluffton in daylight hours. Speculation on the identify of the creature ranges all the way from a fox, a coyote, bobcat, or simply an unusual dog.



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