October 1, 2014

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Dancing with the Ada Stars on Freed Center stage Oct. 4

The Ohio Northern University Freed Center for the Performing Arts presents “Dancing with the Ada Stars” on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 8:30 p.m. for the 2014 Homecoming performance. CLICK FOR DETAILS.

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Sue Zimmer retires from Liberty National Bank

Sue Zimmer retired after serving 35 years at Liberty National Bank

Sue Zimmer, Senior Vice President of Operations at Liberty National Bank, recently retired after serving 35 years.

Zimmer began her career with Liberty National Bank in February of 1979. Over the years, she has held various positions within the bank including Assistant Cashier, Data Processing Manager, Assistant Vice President, Vice President, and her latest position as Senior Vice President and Senior Operations Officer. Her last day at the office was Dec. 31, 2013.

Business professors author paper published in Accounting Instructors’ Report

Ohio Northern University associate professor of business Jill Christopher, along with fellow colleagues Dexter Woods, professor of business administration, and Robert Kleine, associate dean and professor of marketing, co-authored an article that will appear in the spring 2014 edition of Accounting Instructors’ Report.

ONU establishes scholarship for risk management and insurance students

John J. Bishop and The Motorists Insurance Group Endowed Scholarship Fund to be introduced this fall

Ohio Northern University has established the John J. Bishop and The Motorists Insurance Group Endowed Scholarship Fund to benefit students in ONU’s new risk management and insurance (RMI) program, which will be introduced by the Dicke College of Business Administration in fall 2014.

The scholarship will provide financial support for qualified ONU freshmen who pursue professional careers in insurance or risk management through the RMI major.

John and Shirley Bishop donated a significant gift to the scholarship fund.

Hey, Dad! I'm on the Ada honor roll!

Here's the Ada Schools Honor Roll for second quarter of the 2013-14 school year.

12TH GRADE: Jessica Hill, Annabel Pinkney, Matthew Wilcox.

11TH GRADE: Alexis Amburgey, Connor English, Allison Howard, Terra Hunter, Gabrielle Rall, Caralee Stover, Victoria Wyss.

10TH GRADE: Benjamin Bowers, Alexandra Boyadzhiev, Olivia Gonder, Rylan Hissong, Megan Simon, Katelyn Stuart, Kylelyn Stuart, Ashley Sumner, Casey Swick, Michael Willeke.

Allen Hughes was a 1980 Allen East graduate

Allen Lynn Hughes, 52, died on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at 7:22 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health System, Lima, Ohio.

He was born on Aug. 31, 1961 in Lima, to Phillip and Diana (Wheeler) Hughes. His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Harrod. On Jan. 31, 1987 he married Marcy (Coates) and she survives in Harrod. He is also preceded in death by grandparents Weiser (Bud) and Vida (Smith) Hughes and Victor and Maxine Wheeler.

Chanler Hughart receives Individual Performer Award at Piqua show choir competition


The Ada High School Varsity Singers travelled to Piqua on Jan. 18, to perform in the 31st Annual Piqua High School Show Choir Invitational Competition. The event was hosted by Piqua’s show choir, "The Company," and the Piqua Music Boosters.

The Varsity Singers performed their 2013-14 competition show titled, “Wake Up America,” in the Hartzell Center for the Performing Arts.

ONU presents an evening with a very unusual family - Jan. 21 in Freed Center


Ohio Northern University presents “An Evening With the Lacks Family” in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public, this event is sponsored by ONU’s Committee on the Arts and Special Events, Freed Center for the Performing Arts, and Office of Multicultural Development.

Last two weeks of January full of activities at Ada schools

Despite January's weather delays, lots of activities take place in Ada schools this month. Here's a list of current activities taken from the school website

• Thursday, Jan. 23 -  8th Grade Science Fair in cafeteria 6:30 – 8 p.m.
   ***Snow Date- Jan 30th
• Tuesday, Jan. 28 - Two-hour early dismissal for teacher in-service meetings

SOPHOMORES: If you are interested in possibly attending Apollo next year and would like to visit two programs on Jan. 31,  turn in your 41 Blast form to the high school office

Icon Coffee-dunking Oatmeal Cookies

Icon Coffee-dunking Oatmeal Cookies

These aren’t your grandmother’s oatmeal cookies.

When I bake cookies I usually try to use something that I’m just about out of, so I can get rid of the container. Tonight I noticed that I have what appears to be three cups of oatmeal left in the oatmeal cylinder, so, why not try some oatmeal cookies – I thought.

It’s 15 degrees out; I’m hungry and need something to dunk into milk or coffee. Not one to follow the recipe, I’ve used poetic license, thus inventing Icon Coffee-dunking Oatmeal Cookies.

Here goes.

Ever been on Ada, Oklahoma? It has similarities to Ada, Ohio

By Caitlin Nearhood

Here’s another Ada you probably didn’t know about.

Ada, Oklahoma, is the county seat in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, and is located in south central part of the state. It’s also 90 miles from Oklahoma City. The population was 16,810 at the 2010 census, larger than our Ada. In 1891, a post office was established and the city was named for Ada Reed, the daughter of Jeff Reed, the first local mail carrier and a relative of the Daggs family that first settled there.