102nd Farmers and Merchants Picnic Aug. 7-8  CLICK FOR THE SCHEDULE


102nd Farmers and Merchants Picnic Aug. 7-8  CLICK FOR THE SCHEDULE

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July 31, 2015

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What's happening in August and September?

What's on Ada's calendar in August and September? The answer is in the Ada Icon's calendar and you may click here to view it!


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Beacon Realty house of the week at 340 Hays Avenue

Beacon Realty's house of the week is at 340 Hays Ave., Ada. The three-bedroom, two-bath residence is listed at $229,500.

For additional information open the attachment at the bottom of this story, or call Becky Neville at 419-634-0021

Free candles: Get 'em while they're not hot

Gus Guthrie says he has some candles that he'd like to give away.

All you need to do to have one is to stop in to Ada Flea Market, make a purchase and walk out with a free candle.

The flea market at 111 N. Main St., is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday.

You can check out the candles at the front counter - and by all means, tell Gus you saw this offer on the Ada Icon.


Evelyn Wright was the first woman to work at the Ada post office

Evelyn A. Wright, 92, died on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at 11:52 p.m. at her son’s residence in Lima.

She was born on July 17, 1922 in Elliston, Ky.,  to Thomas W. and Mabel (Ferril) Anderson and they preceded her in death. On Oct. 25, 1946, she married Lonnie Wright and he died on Oct. 6, 2008.

She retired from the U.S. Postal Service after working for 19 years at the Ada Post Office. Mrs. Wright was the first women to work at the Ada Post Office. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ada. She was a member of the former Order of the Eastern Star Chapter #6 of Ada and Worthy Matron in 1975 and District #26 Deputy Grand Matron in 1982.

Helen I. Lenhart was an Ada High School graduate

Helen I. Lenhart, 86, died on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2015, at 6:40 a.m. at Willow Ridge in Bluffton, Ohio.

She was born on Jan. 18, 1928 in Lima, Ohio, to Albert C. and Kathryn E. (Hauenstien) Huber and they preceded her in death. She married on Aug. 29, 1946, Everett W. Lenhart and he died on June 8, 2004.

Mrs. Lenhart worked at Liberty National Bank from 1964 to 1975 as a teller and assisted in the loan department. She also worked at the IGA of Ada and the Charles Company Clothing of Ada. She was a member of the Ada First United Methodist Church. She was a member of the American Legion Post #185 Women’s Auxiliary of Ada. She was a 1946 graduate of Ada High School.

School now in session - here's some calendar updates

PRE-SALE TICKETS: are on sale in the high school office for Tuesday night’s Varsity boys’ basketball at Fort Jennings. Adult tickets are six dollars and student tickets are four dollars. All tickets at the door will be six dollars.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: The meeting regarding the England and France trip for the summer of 2016 is scheduled for Jan. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Media Center. For those students who were nominated for the trip, please remind your parents about the meeting.

Here's January book discussion topics at the library

Ada Public Library offers readers of all ages several opportunities to join book discussion groups this month.

Here’s the January  book discussion schedule:

Tweens – 4th to 6th graders
Friday, Jan. 9, 4 p.m.
The Tale of Desperaux, by Kate Dicamillo

Teen - 8th grade to 12th graders
Thursday, Jan. 15, 4 p.m.
The False Price, by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Adult Book Group
Tuesday, Jan. 6, 7 p.m.
Issac’s Storm by Erik Larson

Amish Book Group
Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1 p.m.
Reader’s Choice

Ada Soccer Association spring sign-ups underway

Ada Soccer Association spring sign-ups are underway.

Online registration is available 24 hours a day through Tuesday, Jan. 27, at
www.on-ada.affinitysoccer.com or in person at Restore on the following days:

• Saturday, Jan. 10 from 4-6 p.m. 
• Saturday, Jan. 17 from 9-11 a.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 21 from 6:30-8 p.m.

Cost is $30 for U6 (includes t-shirt), $35 for U8, $40 for U10, $45 for U12, $50 for U15.

Whatever Cards and Games now open on North Main Street

Whatever Cards and Games is Ada’s newest business. Located at 113 N. Main St., the business owned by Jim and Kathy Brown offers fantasy and role playing games and board games. Kathy is familiar to many Ada residents. She is a 1993 Ada High School and 1998 Ohio Northern University graduate.


In addition to fantasy and role playing games, customers will find trading card games (TCG), and board games such as Yugi Oh! And Pokémon. The store will soon begin stocking up with booster packs for various games.

Among family games available include Hiss and Red Hot Silly Peppers, which are games for pre-schoolers.

Here's how the Polar Bears did last week; and who they play this week

Last Week at Ohio Northern:

   Men's Basketball - Lost 73-79 at Bethany (W.Va.); Lost 58-70 at Trine (Ind.)
   Women's Basketball - Lost 50-61 at Case Western Reserve
   Wrestling - 1st of 8 at Waynesburg (Pa.) Invitational

This Week's Schedule:

Next Drive Time Driving Instruction class starts Jan. 18

Drive Time Driving Instructions announces is winter class schedule.

Findlay – ServUsCenter, 2469 S. Main St.
January class begins Jan. 18
February class begins Feb. 15

Bluffton – Diamond Manufacturing building, 505 E. Jefferson St.
February class begins Feb. 1
March class begins March 1