September 2, 2014

Ada in the know

Ada chamber's fall-winter calendar is here

It's a busy year for the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce. The fall and early winter schedule was released at the August chamber breakfast. Click here to see what's on the calendar.

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Now a student at Lehigh, Erica Kier sees her hometown in a "different light"

15 minutes with Erica Kier

What year did you graduate from Ada High School?
I am a proud member of Ada High School’s Class of 2013.

Can you remember who you sat beside in first grade?
• Hmm, that is a tough one, but I am fairly certain Russell Gray sat behind me at some point in Mrs. Beckley’s first grade class. I do remember a time where I turned around to tell him he was bugging me and to please stop but it just so happened to be the day where we were learning about insects so my comment only seemed to add fuel to his fire that day.

No, Virginia, there will be no comet for Christmas this year

Looks like it didn't make it. One million year old comet Ison apparently disintegrated on its trip around the sun on Nov. 28.

According to USA Today: Like Icarus, comet ISON appears to have flown too close to the sun and broken up in its corona.

Scientists had hoped that the comet from the farthest reaches of the solar system would be able to slingshot around the sun Thursday and emerge streaming a tail visible to the naked eye next month.

Joyce Cook's buttermilk pie, a great after-Thankgiving pie

Buttermilk Pie
From Joyce Cook, Ada - Liberty National Bank Cookcook

1/2 cup soft butter
3 Tbsp. flour
1 cup buttermilk*
2 cups sugar
3 eggs, slightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
Cream the butter and sugar. Add flour and eggs. Beat well. Add buttermilk and vanilla. Pour into 9-inch uncooked pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes.
*Icon suggested substitute: If you don't have buttermilk, add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to 1 cup of milk.

Richland Manor December calendar on The Icon

Richland Manor is a busy place in December. To view the daily December calendar click here.

Ada Public Library December calendar now on The Icon

The Ada Public Library December calendar is a full of activities. To view the calendar, click here.

Santa and lots more happening in Monday's "Merry on Main"

The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce launches Ada’s holiday season with its first-ever “Merry on Main,” Monday, Dec. 2, according to Deb Curlis of the chamber.

The community holiday lights that are traditionally located in the Ada Park, this year will decorate the Depot Park downtown.

The depot area will have over 18,000 lights, which will be turned on for the first time on Friday, Nov. 29.

Then from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday “Merry on Main” takes center stage. The evening includes a visit from Santa Claus. Photos with children on Santa’s lap will be available for $2 each.

Four handmade holiday workshops at HealthChek

HealthChek, 117 S. Main St., Ada, announces the its Handmade Holiday Workshops on Saturdays, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14 and 21.

Every Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas from 1-2 p.m. attendees will create a spectacular and unique item for themselves or perfect for that holiday gift giving. 

HealthChek, a nutrition store now offering local art and handmade items created by local artisans, invites you to come and join the creative excitement explosion by making some fun and festive holiday creations and check out what’s new in the store. 

The lineup of creations for the workshops include:

Nov. 18-24 Ada police log

Michael Harnishfeger, Ada police chief, provided the Icon with the Ada police log - Nov. 18 to Nov. 24.

November 18

Sophomore Allison Lohnes named OAC Women's Swimmer of the Week

By Zaji Lieberman

Sophomore Allison Lohnes has been named Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Swimmer of the Week for the Week of Nov. 11-17.

On Friday, Lohnes won twice to lead Ohio Northern in a 153-81 non-conference loss at Wittenberg.

She won the 200 I.M. in 2:17.50 and the 100 back in 1:01.64.

This is the second consecutive week that an ONU athlete won the award after freshman Jill Chapman was named on Nov. 11.

Ohio Northern will return to action Dec. 5-7 at the Wooster Invitational.

Ohio Northern University sets record with 94 percent placement rate of 2013 graduates

The Polar Careers Office at Ohio Northern University has announced a record 94 percent placement rate for students who graduated in 2013 according to its six-month assessment report. The new mark is up 2 percent from last year for those students who reported placement.

Ninety-six percent of the class of 2013 participated in the placement report; this number is up 3 percent from last year and sets a new standard for ONU.