October 24, 2014

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All-Northwest Conference

Lindsay Walden and Melinda Woods were named first team all-Northwest Conference representing Ada HS's volleyball team this season. Five Bulldogs received NWC honors. Click for the complete list.


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McDonald’s honors Lima employee with prestigious national award

Lima is home to one of 22 Crew Persons of the Year. Ted Boyd, of the N. West St. McDonald’s in Lima,  recently received the Crew Person of the Year Award, an annual performance-based award that recognizes the top performing crew in McDonald’s company-owned or independently-owned and operated restaurants. This award was established to honor hardworking crew employees—those who make founder Ray Kroc’s vision of excellence come to life in restaurants and for customers each day.

The Village Voice: Heart health and air polution

The Village of Ada publishes informational articles about Village policies and services currently offered. These articles are for informational purposes only. Further details and the complete Codified Ordinances may be found on the Village website,, or by calling the Village Offices at 419-634-4045.

Heart Health and Air Pollution

University business professor co-authors paper in ‘Journal of Corporate Finance’

Dong Hyun Kim, assistant professor of finance in the Ohio Northern University’s Dicke College of Business Administration, has co-authored an article that has been published in “Journal of Corporate Finance,” considered one of the top journals in the finance field.

The article, titled “The Effect of Interest Rate Volatility and Equity Volatility on Corporate Bond Yield Spreads: A Comparison of Noncallables and Callables,” was co-written with Dr. Duane Stock, professor of finance at the University of Oklahoma.

Donations still accepted for weekend indoor garage sale

It's the first official Ada garage sale of 2014.

Community Health Professionals, 1200 S. Main St., will host a two-day garage sale. Dates and times are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22.

Donations to the sale are being accepted. All proceeds go to Community Health Professionals Hospice Patient Care Fund. Call 419-634-7443 for more details.

Busy week for students at Ada schools - here's some of the events

Despite weather delays, lots of events take place in February at Ada schools. Here's an update from the school website:

Feb. 21-  Interim grade cards sent home with all students
Feb. 25 - 2 Hour Early Dismissal for Teachers In-Service
Feb. 26 - Spring Pictures Order forms in High School Office

25 years ago...presenting the Ada HS Varsity Singers


Here are the Ada High School Varsity Singer as they were 25 years ago.

Row one, from left, M. Traster, D. Hruschka.

Row two, S. Guy, C. Nelson, K. Williams, L. Erbe, H. Fries, C. Griffin, K. Hanratty, A. Newland, J. Young, J. Hanratty, S. Robinson.

Row three, K. Spallinger, Mrs. Lyn Knoble, M. Miller.

Row four, K. Moser, B. Siekerman, L. Plaugher. C. Ward.

Row five, B. Brubaker, B. Badertscher, T. Hazelton., C. Wire, T. Thacker, J. Wolke, C. Brubaker, M. Conkling, M. Heister, E. Daughtery.

You can tell your grandchildren you remember when it was 19 below zero in the winter of '14

Nineteen degrees below zero.

Remember to tell your grandchildren this story some day. Perhaps they will believe you. The low temperature reading for Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2014. in the Bluffton-Ada area reached 19 degrees below zero, according to Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.
And, it was one of seven of out eight days in a row with a minimum daily temperature of below zero.

The maximum temperatures during that eight-day stretch weren't much to brag about either. The high was only 30 on Wednesday, Feb. 13.

To view the daily weather summary for February, open the attachment at the bottom of this story.

Ada chamber holds ribbon cutting at The Barber Shop on Main Feb. 19

Ada Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its February meeting at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Community Health Professionals, according to Deb. Curlis, president.

Immediately  following the meeting chamber members visit The Barber Shop on Main for a ribbon cutting ceremony. 

Here are other announcements from the chamber:

• The Inn at ONU restaurant is now open for lunch. It has different specials each week.

• Community Health Professionals will be hold an garage sale on Friday, Feb. 20, and Saturday, Feb. 21.  All proceeds go to patient Hospice fund. 

• Buy Local group is sponsoring a Cash Mob at ONU book store on Tuesday, Feb,  3 - 5 p.m. 


Alger Memorial Fest' Committee serving breakfast March 1

The Alger Memorial Festival Committee is sponsoring a country-style breakfast on Saturday, March 1, from 7 to 11 a.m.

Serving biscuits, sausage gravy, hash-browns, scrambled eggs, fried apples, sausage patties and beverage. Suggested donation is $7. All-you-can-eat (on premises only). Carry out is available. Can’t get there? Call 419-679-8460 (not long distance) for free local delivery.

Located at the Alger Social Center on Main Street. in Alger Call 419-757-3891 for more information.

Edward Jones: Saving is good...but it's not investing

By Joe Frost
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones
206 N. Main St.
Ada, OH 45810
(419) 634-9104

It’s a good thing to have some savings. When you put the money in a low-risk account, you can be pretty sure it will be readily available when you need it. Nonetheless, “saving” is not “investing” — and knowing the difference could pay off for you far into the future.