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October 10, 2015

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Stadium will seat 500

Ohio Northern University will dedicate its Kerscher Stadium on Oct. 17. It will be used for ONU track and field and soccer. Click for details.


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Thank You FRIENDS of the Ada Public Library!

The Ada Public Library would like to extend a big THANK YOU to the FRIENDS of the Ada Public Library for their support in purchasing a new storytime rug for our Meeting Room. The rug was unveiled and enjoyed by our families this morning, with many children excited as to what objects or letters they were sitting on!


Rodney Hollon was a 1972 Upper Scioto Valley HS grad

Rodney L. Hollon, 61, died on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at 12:05 a.m.at his residence in Alger.

He was born on Jan. 17, 1954, in Lima, Ohio to James A. and Eva Jean (Hall) Hollon and they preceded him in death. Rodney was previously married to Debbie Hollon and she survives in Belle Center, Ohio.

He retired from Rockwell International in 2009 after working for 35 years as a machinist. He was attending the Quickstep Pentecostal Church of God, Alger. He was a 1972 graduate of Upper Scioto Valley High School. Rodney was an avid dirt track fan and his son’s crew chief for 12 years. A special thanks to the Ada Community Health Professionals for their care of Rodney.

315 Walnut celebrates St. Patrick's Day all week - and you can win

Want to have a little fun this week?

Today through St. Patrick's Day - March 17, 315 Walnut will hide a pot of gold on its website.

When you find the pot of gold, email the name of the piece of jewelry where it is located to helpme@315walnut.com and you will receive a coupon code for $5 off your next jewelry order. It's that easy!

The Pot of Gold will move to a new piece of jewelry each day – even on the weekend. You can win a new coupon each day.

Observations, insights and sighting: Trust your car to the man with the star

It pays to shop around for gas. On Saturday, Feb. 28, the price of gas at several stations on the east side of Lima was $2.09 while on the west side it was $2.49---40 cents per gallon difference in the same city. That's $8 a fillup. Used to be gas companies tried to get loyal customers to stick with their brand, nowadays drivers seek out the best price. Remember the jingle: Texaco, you can trust your car to the man who wears the star?
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Grant McBride named second team all-NWC; Willeke, Sautter honorable mention

Ada's Grant McBride, a senior, was named to the second team all-Northwest Conference in boys' basketball. Two Bulldog teammates were named honorable mention.

Columbus Grove senior Jace Darbyshire was chosen as the 2014-15 NWC Player of The Year by Northwest Conference boys’ basketball coaches at the annual selection meeting in late February. Darbyshire received 113 total points to edge out Connor Lautzenheiser (CV) and Trey Smith (DJ) in the coaches’ voting.

Darbyshire averaged 21.0 points per game along with 3.4 assists for the Bulldogs, while shooting 46 percent from the field and 87 percent from the free throw line this year.

McDonald’s offers $1.25 Shamrock Shakes to support Ronald McDonald House Charities, March 13‐17

To support the local Ronald McDonald Houses, Lewis Family McDonald’s, including Ada's McDonald's is offering small Shamrock Shakes for $1.25 from March 13‐17, and will donate 25 cents from each shake sold to our local Ronald McDonald Houses.

Here's the Shamrock Shake-Ronald McDonald House story

Since first launching in the U.S., the Shamrock Shake has built an almost cult‐like following. But the beloved minty green treat has another legacy that even its most loyal
fans may not know.

God Rocks continue as popular item at The Inn at ONU

God Rocks continue to be offered at The Inn at ONU.

They include handmade bracelets, necklaces and plaques and are offered in The Inn at ONU gift shop, Ada.

Connie Grashel from Portage, Ind., is the artist behind the creations. Although not from Ada, she has a niece who attends ONU and a cousin employed at ONU.

Carrying a religious theme, the items are meant to be carried as a reminder that God is our rock and our salvation, says Grashel.

The Inn's Facebook page recently offered this reminder to Icon viewers:

"With Easter right around the corner, many of us reflect upon our faith this time of year.

Ready to check out your books?

Thirty or more book renewals ago there were high school librarians at Ada schools. Here's those volunteers from 1984-85 school year - 30 years ago. Names of students are under the photograph. 


Vancrest of Ada will employ 75 to 85 persons; should be completed by December

By Monty Siekerman
The $6 million Vancrest of Ada nursing home that is now under construction will probably be completed by December, according to Mark A. White, president, Vancrest Management Corp.

The 56,000-square-foot facility will have 50 beds for skilled nursing care and 32 assisted living units within the main facility. Rehab services will be available when it opens. Vancrest of Ada will employ 75 to 85 people.

Kenton Amateur Radio Club meets March 30

The Kenton Amateur Radio Club will meet on Monday March 30, at 6 p.m. at Henry’s Restaurant, Kenton. (Dinner is at 6 p.m. with the meeting beginning at 7 p.m.

Anyone interested in Amateur Radio is welcome to attend.