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May 22, 2015

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Music on Main returns

The popular Music on Main returns to downtown Ada in June and July, thanks to the Buy Ada First committee. Click here for details.


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How did the Polar Bears do last week, and who do they play this week?

Here's last week's sports results and this week's schedule from ONU teams. The attachment at the bottom list more details.

Last Week at Ohio Northern:

   Football - Won 38-31 at Capital
   Volleyball - Lost 1-3 at Otterbein; Won 3-0 H v Capital
   Men's Soccer - Lost 1-2 at Otterbein; Won 2-1 (ot) H v Capital
   Women's Soccer - Lost 2-3 (ot) H v Otterbein; Won 1-0 at Capital
   Men's Cross Country - 13th of 34 at Oberlin Rumble
   Women's Cross Country - 22nd of 40 at Oberlin Rumble
   Men's Swimming & Diving - 4th of 8 at Kenyon Relays
   Women's Swimming & Diving - 6th of 8 at Kenyon Relays

Kiwanis spaghetti dinner at Ada school Oct. 23

Ada Kiwanis Club holds its annual spaghetti dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23, in the Ada High School cafeteria.

Tickets are $7 each with children 10 and under admitted free. The menu includes spaghetti, salad, bread sticks and beverages.

Tickets are on sale at:
• Liberty National Bank
• Ferguson Insurance
• Dr. Mark B. Shull's office
• Hanson-Neely Funeral Home
• and from any Kiwanis member.

Services for Jimmie Vandemark on Oct. 22

Jimmie I. Vandemark, 72, died on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at 8:44 a.m. at Lima Memorial Health System, Lima.

He was born on Jan. 28, 1942, in Bluffton, to Irvin E. and Edna Mae (Hassan) Vandemark and they preceded him in death.

He retired from Lima Memorial Hospital in 2002 after working 35 years in the Housekeeping Department. He was a member of the Church of Christ Disciples of Ada. Jimmie was a 1960 graduate of Ada High School. 

Surviving are three sisters: Joyce Long of Ada, Janet (Lauren) Eibling of Kenton, and JoAnn (Delbert) Henry of Ada; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Edison Long.

2001 Ada grad Melissa Retterer in the hand bag business

15 minutes with Melissa Retterer

What year did you graduate from Ada HS?

What activities were you involved in at Ada HS?
I played soccer and ran track.

Where do you live now and what are you doing?
I now live in Columbus near Polaris.  I quit my job as a server over the summer to pursue my handbag business full time.

Please tell us about LuxeFunction, your custom handbag business.
The handbag business I started is called Luxe Function.  I design everything in my line for function first and then for looks. Each aspect is as important as the other. 

Dale Badertscher continues tied with cumulative lead in football contest

The winner of Week 8 of The Icon Football Contest is Ruth Johnson.  Four contestants correctly picked all 10 games this week, but Ruth was declared the winner by correctly predicting Bluffton to win by 19 or more points.

Police called to assault complaint

Michael Harnishfeger, Ada police chief, provided The Icon with the Ada police call logs from Oct. 6 to 12.

They are provided in attachments at the bottom of this story.

John Brinkman, 1943-2014

John T. Brinkman, 71, died on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at 9:14 p.m. at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

He was born on March 25, 1943, in Lima, Ohio, to Leo and Regina (Metzger) Brinkman and they preceded him in death. He married Kaylene A. Spencer on May 2, 1964 and she died on Dec. 23, 2003.

John retired as brick mason from Local #35.

The Village Voice: Don't forget to vote Nov. 4

Early voting on the November ballot is underway in Ohio, and local citizens have a number of initiatives to consider. For more information on voting, issues and candidates, please visit the Hardin County Board of Elections website at http://co.hardin.oh.us/boe/.

Included on the ballot is a Village of Ada proposed municipal income tax renewal. This proposed levy is for a continuation of the current 0.15% levy on income tax, so it does not result in an increase in taxes. The stated purpose of the levy is for repairs, maintenance, operations and improvements at the Village of Ada’s swimming pool.

Let's go to the movies: Marie Antoinette - the queen of disappointment

Reviewed by Torie Wright

Note: Torie Wright, Icon intern, is enrolled in a film class at Lima-OSU. Here's a movie review she wrote for the class.

  Marie Antoinette is a movie I have wanted to see since its release in 2006, but never got around to watching. Finally, eight years later, I find myself in a rut of unfulfilled expectations.

Marie Antoinette is an important historical figure, and this movie does her memory little justice. The director, Sofia Coppola, attempts to make Antoinette and her story more relatable to modern viewers, but she does not do so effectively.

Look what's next on The Freed Center stager

Here's what's next on The Freed Center calendar at ONU:

Oct. 23-26 – Company, Oct. 23-25 at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 25-26 2 p.m. This musical is an honest, witty, sophisticated look at relationships. Oct. 26 Company – Post Show Discussion.

Oct. 26 – ONU Wind Orchestra, 4:30pm

Nov. 1 - Third Annual All-Ohio Choral Day, 7:30 p.m. The All-Ohio Choral Day at ONU will be a celebration of the choral music with high school singers from around the state of Ohio and beyond.