Merry on Main (and Santa)  Monday evening, Dec. 5 - watch for details


Merry on Main (and Santa)  Monday evening, Dec. 5 - watch for details

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Ada water users: Concerning your water softener...

cycles only when needed, according to water used.
50% (1 vote)
Removed the water softener
50% (1 vote)
It's set to cycle more than once a week
0% (0 votes)
Set to cycle once a week
0% (0 votes)
Set to cycle, but I don't know how often
0% (0 votes)
Have water softener, but don't use it
0% (0 votes)
Total votes: 2

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The Icon spotted BIKE ONE on a blue Honda CR-V parked on East Buckeye, just off Main Street. This drive must be a real biker.

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Lots of unusual critters at the library but no one squirmed

Photos and story by Monty Siekerman
Kids loved the reptile program sponsored by the Ada Public Library and held at Community Health Professionals on Tuesday afternoon.

Nearly 100 people attended the program and could "pet" such things as snakes and tortoises while Keith Gisser described the reptiles...where they live, what they eat, how big they get, how long they live Gisser brought a dozen reptiles with him, all rescued creatures, which are given a home at Herps Alive near Cleveland.

Estill Williams 1934 - 2016

Estill L. Williams, 81, died on Thursday, June 16, 2016, at 4:20 a.m. at the Lima Manor Nursing Home, Lima.

He was born on Dec. 20, 1934, in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, to Elmer and Leatha (Holbrook) Williams who preceded him in death. On June 3, 1952, he married Bobbie Jean Ramey and she survives in Lima.

Estill was a machinist at TeleDyne Ohio Steel for 28 years, he retired in 1990. He was a member of the United Baptist Church of Alger.

Bluffton's Festival of Wheels attracts classic cars and more on Friday

FROM BLUFFTON ICON - Once upon a time gasoline was leaded, 30 cents a gallon, or cheaper.


Those days are gone, but many of the vehicles hooked on that gas survived. Over 200 of them return to Bluffton on Friday for the 49th Bluffton Festival of Wheels cruise-in, sponsored by the Bluffton Lions.

If luck prevails, you might catch glimpses of some gone-but-not forgotten heavy metal cruisers that once roamed Main Street Bluffton.

These included strange names like: Plymouth, Studebaker, Mercury, Edel, VW Bug, Woody, Oldsmobile, DeSoto and Packard.

Need Bulldog sports apparel? Check out Bluffton's Sports Warehouse

Need Ada Bulldog sports apparel?

Sports Warehouse, 111 N. Main St., Bluffton, under new ownership since May, continues to expand its product selection of spirit wear and custom apparel.

According to Natalie Mueller, new owner, “We offer any imprinted material, mostly apparel. This ranges all the way caps, tee-shirts, tank tops, tote bags, hoodies, hats, towels, gym bags and lots of special-event apparel.”

The store carries lots of athletic items from the following schools:
• Ada
• Bluffton
• Cory-Rawson
• Pandora-Gilboa
• Columbus Grove
• McComb
• Allen East
• Liberty Benton

Crime Task Force arrests two in buy/bust operation

 On June 15 The Hardin County Crime Task Force conducted a buy/bust operation of stolen items, according to Keith A. Everhart, sheriff.

During the operation $1,325 cash, two vehicles, eight hits of heroin, 43 pills, seven suboxone strips, and approximately $1,144.78 worth of stolen items from local businesses were recovered. 

One male and one female were arrested and transported to the Multi County Correctional Center on Theft and Receiving Stolen Property charges. 

Other charges are pending in this investigation. The Hardin County Crime Task Force was assisted by the Hardin County Sheriff's Office and Osborn's Towing.

Taylor's Way 5K Saturday at Hardin Northern

Taylor's Way third annual 5K run/walk will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at Hardin Northern High School.

Proceeds go to St. Jude's Hospital, local children in need, and county food pantries. Bring a canned good the day of the race.

If you cannot run, you can walk or just come and support the event, which is in memory of Taylor Carder.

ONU music camp concert Thursday and Friday evenings

By Monty Siekerman
One hundred music campers arrived on the ONU campus Sunday and will conclude their week of study and practice with concerts on Thursday and Friday in the Freed Center.

Ensemble concerts are set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. The next evening the full choir, band, and orchestras perform at 8 p.m. The public is invited.

The camp, for students in grades 7-12, draws aspiring musicians from several states and Germany.

A full day of activity begins with breakfast at 7:15 a.m. and concludes with lights out at 10 p.m.

VBS at Riley Creek Baptist

Lacey Wagner colors a cross during craft time at Riley Creek Baptist Church. The church, located between Ada and Bluffton had 11 children enrolled at VBS on Tuesday. Ocean Commotion, Diving into Noah's Flood, was the theme of the four-day program this year. (Monty Siekerman photo)

Ada American Legion selects 5 students for Boys-Girls State

Ada students are Ashley Breidenbach and Jacob Park.

Five Hardin County seniors are delegates in their respective Buckeye Boys and Girls State programs this week. The students were selected by Ada American Legion Post 185.

Ashley Breidenbach, Ada High School, is a Girls State delegate.

She is the daughter of Travis and Tracy Breidenbach. Ashley is active in cheerleading, Varsity Singers, Drama Club, FFA, Student Council, and was Junior Class president. 

Monday's musical choices in Ada include The Cadets and The University Singers

By Monty Siekerman

Two major musical events of the summer in Ada take place the same evening and both are free and open to the public.

• The Cadets perform at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 20, in the stadium.

• The University Singers will conclude their national tour ONU with a home concert at 8 p.m. on Monday in the Freed Center.

For those who may wish to see both programs, one could view The Cadets during dress rehearsal at 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in the stadium, then have Monday free to attend the University Singers at the Freed Center.