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BACH 3 - does this mean that somewhere in Ohio is Bach 1 and Bach 2? The Icon spotted this plate on a slate-colored Chevy Cruze in Ada. And, it's on a Bald Eagle special plate. Anyone who can tell us about the plate's meaning, please let us know at:

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13th annual remembrance service Saturday

Hosted by Hanson-Neely Funeral Home

Hanson-Neely Funeral Home will hold its 13th annual remembrance service at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, at its Ada chapel, 311 E. Lima Ave., according to Bruce Neely.

Persons attending may arrive anytime between 2 and 3 p.m. Upon arrival, a personalized ornament will be given to the family to place on a Christmas tree. Call ahead so the ornament can be personalized in memory of someone from the family attending the service.

A short memorial service will take place at 3 p.m.  A time of sharing and light refreshments will follow.

Wrestling: Bulldog grapplers 2nd at Cory Duals

Chase Sumner named most outstanding wrestler

By Cort Reynolds

RAWSON - The Ada wrestling team opened its 2016-17 season by posting a solid 4-1 record to finish second at the six-team Cory-Rawson Duals Saturday.

Ada junior standout Chase Sumner was named Most Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament. He went 5-0 at the 138 lb. weight class.

Bulldog freshman Damien Cameron also was a perfect 5-0 at 106 and 113 lbs., while sophomore Noah Mattson went 4-1 at 285 lbs.

Ada crushed Lima Senior 60-18; defeated Columbus Grove 54-15; edged Cory-Rawson 32-31; and stomped Liberty-Benton 60-12.

Archbold, which went 5-0 at the event, handed the Bulldogs their only loss by a 58-18 count.

Boys' basketball: Ada trim Gophers in opener

Jordan Bailey scores 13 and has 9 rebounds

By Cort Reynolds

RIDGEWAY - The Ada boys basketball team tipped off the Dre White era successfully with a 51-45 victory at non-league county rival Ridgemont Friday night in the season opener.

The Bulldogs broke away from a 22-18 halftime lead with a 13-4 run to start the second half, then held off a late Golden Gopher rally to win the first game of new coach White's tenure.

Senior wing Jordan Bailey came off the bench to lead Ada with 13 points and nine rebounds. Senior post Owen Conley contributed 11 points and nine caroms. Senior guard Seth Evans added nine points.

Special school board meeting Dec. 7

Ada school board will hold a special meeting in executive session at 5:45 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7.

The purpose of the meeting is for the purpose of employmnent and compensation of public employees.

A week of holiday events at Ada Public Library

Lots of family-related activities

It's a week of holiday events at the Ada Public Library. Here's what's in story:
Tuesday, Dec. 6
11a.m. Family Storytime
6 p.m. Family Storytime
7 p.m. Adult Book Group
Wednesday, Dec. 7
11 a.m. Movie, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
4 p.m. movie, Elf
6:30 p.m. Knit and Crochet Club
Thursday, Dec. 8
11 a.m. Movie, Curious George Christmas
4 p.m. Movie, Frosty the Snowman
Friday, Dec. 9 -
11 a.m. Movie, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Saturday, Dec. 10

Ada Kiwanis learn about "social inclusion" from county develomental disabilities agency

Allowing persons with disabilities to live the same lives as others

By Jon Umphress
Kristy Gillfillan, new staff member of the Hardin County Board of Develomental Disabilities, shared some of the board's projects with Ada Kiwanis members on Nov. 29.

Her talk focused on including social inclusion for the agency’s clients.

What do we mean by social inclusion?

The term, while appearing frequently over the last few years, has yet to be well defined. Although attempts have been made to define social inclusion in ways that can be measured, most efforts have fallen short primarily because of the highly personal, individualized nature of it.

Christmas dinner theatre at The Inn at ONU

Five performances of "Greetings" - make reservations now

By Monty Siekerman
The Inn at ONU will present a dinner theatre on two weekends titled "Greetings," written by Tom Dudzick and performed by the Northwest Ohio Theatre Fraternal Association. There will be five performances.

The show tells of a family who lost their Christmas joy and is visited by an ancient, wise, and witty spirit who is set upon healing them.

The dinner theatre is scheduled for Fridays, Dec. 9, and 16 and Saturdays, Dec. 10 and 17. The buffet begins at 6:30 p.m. with the show at 8 p.m.

The Christmas brunch matinee will be Sunday, Dec. 11, with the buffet at 12:30 p.m. and show at 2 p.m.

Hardin Historical Museums offer holiday programs

Christmas at the Farm Museum and A Vintage Christmas

Two events take place in December from the Hardin County Historical Museums, according to Linda Iams, director.

Christmas at the Farm Museum is from 1 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Fair Ground Road, Kenton. This free admission event includes sleigh rides, exhibits from the Black Swampp Buggy Club and a visit from Santa.

A Vintage Christmas is going on now through Friday, Dec. 30, at the Museum, 223 N. Main St., Kenton. Tuesday through Friday hours are 1 to 4 p.m., and on Sunday, Dec. 11, and Sunday, Dec. 18, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.



2016 growing season includes less rain than previous years

By Mark Badertscher, OSU Extension Educator

The least amount of rain was recorded in Liberty Township by Phil Epley, with 18.09 inches for the season. A wide range of 13.21 inches in rainfall accumulation from high to low across the county is an indication of the variability in rainfall throughout Hardin County in 2016.


Hardin County - With the help of 15 volunteer rainfall reporters, the Hardin County Extension office has collected unofficial township rainfall data for the past 24 consecutive years.

The Inn at ONU offers you holiday assistance

Two Wrap It-Up Luncheons and a Mind-Body-And-Spirit Tea

The Inn at Ohio Northern University offers two wrap it-up luncheons and one mind-body-and-spirit tea this month.

Here are the details:

Wrap It-Up Luncheon
Saturday, Dec. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 17
11 a.m. to 1 p .m.

Menu includes Christmas casserole with holiday salad and dessert while Santa’s elves wrap up three of your gifts.

Mind-Body-And-Spirit Tea
Sunday, Dec. 18
2 to 4 p.m.

Menu includes teas and treats. Chair massages also available. Reservations required by calling 419-772-2500.