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April 18, 2014

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Men's soccer ranked No. 5 in NSCAA/Continental Tire preseason poll

By Andrew Korba

The Ohio Northern men's soccer team is ranked No. 5 in the 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire Men's Division III preseason poll in voting conducted by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

The Polar Bears finished last season ranked No. 2 in the poll.

Defending national champion Messiah (Pa.) claimed the top spot, with Loras (Iowa) and Williams (Mass.) rounding out the top three.

Northern has now been nationally ranked in five of the past six seasons.

ONU will open its season on Aug. 30, when it faces Franklin (Ind.) at the Daniel Schuetz Community Classic at 8 pm.

F&M Picnic: And the kiddie pedal pull winners are...

Ada's Kiwanis Club conducted the kiddie pedal pull at Saturday's Farmers' and Merchants' PIcnic. Here are the winners:

Class 1, age 3 & 4, 19 contestants

1st Rebecca Preston, Ada
2nd Eric Williams, Ada
3rd Reese Jordan, Alger
4th Keelan Kirwan, Rockwood, Ontario, Canada

Class 2, age 5 & 6, 26 contestants

1st Kennedy Jones, Ada
2nd Ethan Lawrence, Ada
3rd Mallorie Nelson,  Lafayette
4th Molly Nichols, Harrod

Class 3, Age 7 & 8, 19 Contestants

Natilyn and Ethan reign as princess and prince of F&M Picnic

Ada first grader, Natilyn McClain, reigned as princess of the 100th annual Ada Farmers' and Merchants' Picnic. The prince was Ada sixth grader Ethan Hull. Madilyn raised $2,466 and Ethan $2,076 as they topped all other contestants in money raised in the contest. 

Natilyn's sponsors were Three Brothers Pizza and 302 Carryout. Ethan's sponsors were Ohio Cart Parts and Amburgey's Construction.

Other contestants were, for prince: Trison Dalton, 3rd grader; for princess: Haley Clay, 3rd grader, Allison Dotson, 7th grader, Kia Hefner, 2nd grader, Madison McCoy, 3rd grader at Hardin Northern, and Madison Melton, 2nd grader.

Police docket for August 5-11

August 5

  • Handled Open Door Found on S Main St

  • Handled Suspicious Person Complaint on Orders

  • Handled Open Door Found on N Main St

  • Assist Other Agency
Traffic stop Warning for Speed
Assist EMS on Turner
Handled Suspicious Activity around the area of Main St & Liberty

August 6

Apollo Career Center will issue $30 million in bonds

The Apollo Career Center announced today an upcoming $30 million bond offering. Those interested in learning more about the bond offering are encouraged to attend an informational meeting to be held Wednesday, Aug. 28,  at 6 p.m. at the Apollo Career Center, 3325 Shawnee Rd, Lima. 

Come and learn how to take part in a local investment opportunity and the financial opportunities open to you while supporting Apollo Career Center’s expansion and renovation project.

Buckeye Machine team wins Hardin Alliance Golf Scramble

The Alliance Golf Scramble was held Aug 9  at Veterans Memorial Park Golf Course in Kenton. This year, 27 teams and 108 golfers participated. They split cash prizes and with individual contests many prizes were up for grabs. Save the date. Next year’s outing will be Aug. 8, 2014.

The competition was great, but the Buckeye Machine team of Neal Boyd, Kyle Boyd, Kris Thacker, and Dan Todd posted a 57 to take the first place low gross prize. Figuring in handicap compensations, the Peacock Water team of Cliff Collins, Kevin Rickenbacher, Jeff Dauterman, and Joe Miller claimed the first place low net prize with a 51.8.  Each team won $400.

Cliff Maier will head the Ada Music Boosters in 2013-14

The Ada School Music Boosters  recently elected new officers for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year. The new officers are:

President: Cliff Maier
Secretary: Sherry Maier
Asst. Treasurer: Suzanne Hardesty
Treasurer: Dave Smittle
VP Parent Involvement: Dawn Waugh
VP Communications: Stacy Geedy
SCRIP Cards: Kim Smittle and Jeff Oestreich
Bingo Coordinator: Deb Rall

ONU to welcome incoming freshmen with a series of activities

Ohio Northern University kicks off the 2013-14 academic year with the traditional move-in day for incoming freshmen and new students on Thursday, Aug. 22. Classes begin on Aug. 26.

When ONU’s residence halls open at 8 a.m. on Thursday, incoming and returning students can begin the process of moving in with the support of the campus community. More than 600 freshmen are expected to arrive on campus this school year.

Visitation Sunday for Michael Stavenger, former Ada school board member

Michael W. Stavenger, 67, died Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at Lost Creek Care Center, Lima.

He was born on April 29, 1946, in Ravenna, Ohio, to Earl G. and Viola B. (Chambers) Stavenger and they preceded him in death. On June 25, 1967, he married Jean A. Rayl and she survives in Ada.

Mr. Stavenger retired as a grocery and food broker. He was a member of the Ada Lions Club; former member of the school board for Ada Schools; former Cub Scout master for Troop #124.

Allen Historical Society offers Sept. 22 'Riding the Rails" excursion


The Allen County Historical Society's "Riding the Rails" train excursion is planned Sunday, Sept. 22. The passenger train wll be pulled by former Nickel Plate Road diesel 901, repainted as 902.

The trip covers 42 miles round trip on the Genesee and Wyoming Road, courtesy of the Cincinnati Railway Co. Four coach cars will be pulled by 902.

Three excursions are planned with departure times at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. The round trips are from Lincoln Park, Lima, to Jackson Center and return.




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