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Have a farewell cookie to send off Amanda

Want to wish Amanda Bennett a great Ada farewell?

The public library hosts a farewell cookie send off for Amanda. The event is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, at the library.

In an earlier story on the Icon, we explained about Amanda's new position. Here's that story:

By Monty Siekerman
Amanda Bennett, director of the Ada Public Library for the past four and a half years, has tendered her resignation, effective Friday, April 21.

Park board wants your input on NatureWorks 2017 grant

Saturday AM public meeting focus on tennis court resurfacing

Take a walk in the park and let’s hear your thoughts.

The Park District invites Icon viewers to attend an informational meeting at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 22, at the Ada Depot, according to Bryan Marshall.

The park district (Park District Liberty Township, Hardin County, Ada War Memorial Park) will hold the meeting to provide information concerning the park board’s application for a NatureWorks 2017 grant.

The grant will assist in the costs of resurfacing the tennis courts at the park.

The grant will provide up to 75 percent reimbursement assistance toward the project. The remaining 25 percent will come from local funding.

New Leaf has your lawn and garden needs

New Leaf Landscape and Garden Center, 0395 State Route 235, Ada, has all your needs for spring lawns and gardens.

The center has a large selection of nursery stock, flowering plants, trees and shrubs, perennials, vegetable seeds and plants, garden supplies and mulches and soils.

Hour are:
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday Noon to 4 p.m.

"The Wedding Singer" musical on Ada school stage this weekend

Cast of 50-plus junior high and high school students

By Monty Siekerman
"The Wedding Singer" musical will be performed this weekend at Ada High School auditorium with a cast of 50+ Ada Junior High and High School students.

The humorous, engaging, and entertaining show involves a wedding singer and waitress.The musical revolves around Robbie, who sings at weddings, his failed relationship with his former fiancée, and his romance with a new love, Julia, the waitress.

The romantic comedy is based on the 1998 movie by the same name. Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore starred in the movie. The musical played on Broadway in 2006.

ArtSpace/Lima spring show reception April 21

ArtSpace/Lima will host an opening reception for Spring Show 2017 on Friday, April 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  The reception is free and open to the public.

Spring Show 2017 is the 62nd edition of ArtSpace’s signature exhibit.  

Entries are accepted from within a 100-mile radius of Lima in the following categories:  painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, digital art and mixed media.  Entries juried in will be displayed in the Ellen Nelson Gallery.  Additional works, not selected in the first round of jurying, but re-juried, will be on display in the Salon des refusés in ArtZone.

Blanchard Pleasant Buckeyes 4-H Club met Monday

The Blanchard Pleasant Buckeyes 4-H Club met Monday evening, April 17, at the Hardin Northern school with 39 members, 9 advisers, and 3 guests. Recreation for the evening was an Egg Relay led by Makenna Eibling. 

      Megan Miller gave a Treasurer's Report, and Emma Miller led role call. There was a safety demonstration by Kylie Clem on the importance of learning how to ride a bike safely. The club discussed using money for book taxes. Books were handed out by Bob Mcbride. 

Jonathan "Jonny" Lawrence 1980 - 2017

Jonathan “Jonny” Lawrence, age 36, died on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 3:30 a.m. St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

          He was born on December 15, 1980 in Lima, Ohio to Wilbur L. and Doris (Dye) Lawrence. His father survives in Mount Victory and his mother preceded him in death. On June 4, 2010 Jonny married Samantha Wingate and she survives in Mount Victory.

          Also surviving is a niece, Lyric (Christian) Lawrence of Bellefontaine; two brothers: Jamason (April) Lawrence of Urbana and Jeremiah (Sylvia) Blythe of Michigan; two sisters: Barbara Lawrence of Russell’s Point and Wendy McPeek of Caldwell.

ONU beats Bluffton twice

The Ohio Northern baseball team swept area-rival Bluffton 3-1, 4-3 Monday afternoon in a twinbill at Wander Field.

The Polar Bears improve to 15-14 overall, while the Beavers fall to 11-16.

In the first contest sophomore Luke Klinehoffer (Zanesville/John Glenn) and junior Jason Burkett (Maumee) each recorded two hits in the game one victory.

Klinehoffer was a combined 4-for-7 with one RBI and two runs scored on the afternoon.

Bluffton got on the board first in game one in the top of the third inning to take a 1-0 lead, before a 543 double play closed the inning out.

Karol named player of the week

Sophomore Tim Kargl (Downers Grove, Ill./South) has been named the Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week.

Kargl earned the honor for the first time in his career.

The sophomore posted a 3-0 record as he competed at the OAC Tennis Fest.

Kargl won 3-0 at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles to lead Ohio Northern to 9-0 sweeps of Ohio Christian, Muskingum and Marietta during the weekend.

Freshman named OAC women's tennis player of the week

Freshman Ola Latala (Grosse Ile, Mich.) has been named the Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Tennis Player of the Week for the week of Apr. 9-15.

Latala earned the honor for the first time in her career.

The freshman went 2-1 in singles (2-0 in OAC play) and 2-0 in doubles (2-0 in OAC) as ONU swept Muskingum and Marietta 9-0 at the OAC Tennis Fest and fell 8-1 against #32 Kenyon at the OAC Tennis Fest at the Lindner Tennis Center.

Northern returns to action Wednesday as it hosts Baldwin Wallace at the University Tennis Courts at 3:30 pm.