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May 27, 2016

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Robert Sopher was a LaFayette-Jackson High School graduate

Robert R. Sopher, 79, died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015 at 7:18 a.m. at St. Rita’s Medical Center. Robert was born to Rev. Joseph F. Sopher and EmmaBelle (Forrest) Sopher on Feb. 25, 1936 in Rushsylvania, Ohio.

Robert graduated from LaFayette-Jackson High School in 1954, where he participated in high school choruses, high school band and class plays. He was also active in sports, where his favorite was playing football. He was on the starting lineup and earned his Varsity “L” letters.

Kiwanis Club Christmas dinner/auction Dec. 16

The Ada Kiwanis Club's annual Christmas dinner/auction  is Wednesday, Dec. 16, at 6 p.m. at the Community Health Professionals. Members are asked to bring 1-2 items for the auction.

Public Relations Student Society chapter recognized at national conference

Ohio Northern University’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter received individual and chapter awards at the annual national PRSSA Conference in Atlanta from Nov. 6-10.

Ohio Northern’s PRSSA chapter was awarded the Star Chapter Award and is one of only two schools to receive the award since its inception in 2009. The award was created to recognize PRSSA chapters that have outstanding programming and relationship-building opportunities for students.

Electrical engineering student awarded IEEE scholarship

Ohio Northern University student Dutch Malott, a senior electrical engineering major from Newark, Ohio, has been awarded an undergraduate engineering scholarship through the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Power & Energy Society (PES) Scholarship Plus Initiative.

Malott was one of 210 PES engineering scholarship recipients to be selected from the 540 individuals who applied. These undergraduate students are majoring in electrical engineering, are high achievers with strong GPAs with distinctive extracurricular commitments, and are committed to exploring the power and energy field.

Hall of Famers in our midst - Tom Simmons

By Monty Siekerman
After presiding over the ONU Athletic Hall of Fame inductions at Homecoming for the past 16 years, ONU director of athletics Tom Simmons, BSBA '85, BA '86, heard his name called by the Florida State League Hall of Fame Committee on Tuesday, Nov. 10, in Clearwater Beach, Fla.

Simmons was honored alongside such baseball luminaries as Justin Verlander, Josh Beckett, Kirk Gibson, Frank Thomas and Kenny Lofton for his contributions as general manager of the Class A-Advanced Vero Beach Dodgers from 1987 to 1997, and the Mobile Bay Bears from 1998 to 1999.

New bins Arrive in advance of garbage service change

Story and photo by Amy Eddings

With the coming of dawn on Tuesday came the dawn of a new era in Ada’s solid waste management.  Workers delivered the new, blue bins that will be used by Republic, the village’s new garbage hauler.  Republic won a three-year contract with the village after outbidding Ada’s longtime garbage service provider, Waste Management, by 37 cents per customer per year. 

The lower bid means savings for Ada’s residents, who will pay $14 per month for their solid waste management service, instead of $16.83.

Observations, insights and sightings: Technology

By Monty Siekerman
Sometimes, this modern age (I'm talking technology here) gets the carriage before the horse.

First off, I want to thank the three ladies at Rite Aid in Ada for patiently helping me for 45 minutes try to print pictures of my recently deceased dog, Caesar.

We tried. We failed.

Remember not too many moons ago when you could buy roll of 400 ASA film, shoot 24 or so pictures, return to the store, drop off the film and, if you are lucky, get your prints back within 24 hours?

Not anymore.

2,400 new containers in Ada

Ada went from a green tote town to a blue tote town on Monday when trash service for most of the village changed from Waste Management to Republic Services. Republic brought 2,400 containers to Ada to begin pickup next Monday. (Monty Siekerman photo)

Why your leaves weren't picked up

Leaf pick-up will be delayed this week, due to a problem with the vehicle that collects the leaves.

Ada Assistant Administrator Jamie Hall said the machine developed a leak in its radiator and is being serviced.

“We’re already getting some calls,” Hall said of the delays.  He said he expects the vehicle to be back in service before the end of the week.

Leaves are picked up Monday through Friday through November. (Amy Eddings photo)

Church of Christ Christmas concert Dec. 6

Ada Church of Christ, 316 S. Main St., Ada, will host a gospel singing Christmas concert.

The concert is at 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 6, at the church.

The concert features:
• Randy Long
•  Jacob Reel
• Sonya Petty
• Tony and Tina Crowe
• Chris Baldwin
• Sandy and Kaylene "The Sisters"

A freewill offering will be taken for the singers. For more information contact Dana Walters at 419-233-4476.