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November 11, 2019

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15 Minutes

15 with Richard Gainey, Santa, and the WONB station manager - all rolled into one

Richard Gainey will retire from ONU this year, but his gig as Santa will continue, which is good news for all the good little boys and girls, adults, too. Richard wears many hats: Mr. WONB, Mr. Claus, Friend of Unloved Pets, and Budding Artist.

As founder and general manager of the campus radio station, in 1988, what changes have you observed?
The profession is constantly changing. For example, what used to be done on a 10-foot long piece of equipment, can now be accomplished on a laptop. Radio ownership is trending toward stations being nationally owned with regional management.

15 minutes with the guy who cooks the sausage at the Kiwanis pancake day - he's also an Ada dentist

Dr. Mark Shull, D.D.S., opened his dental practice in Ada 52 years ago and continues to work fulltime.

Why did you select Ada for your practice?
I grew up in a small town, Hicksville, so looked for a small college town. Ada has been a wonderful town for me and my family. My wife Julie and I have three grown children who continue to live in Ohio. Our daughter Lorraine lives in Bowling Green while Sherry and Stephanie live in Columbus. Ada has been a great place to raise a family. Julie taught kindergarten for 30 years.

15 minutes with Ada seniors Madison Stoner and Jarod Woodland

15 minutes with Madison Stoner and Jarod Woodland

Madison, tell me what classes you are taking this year:
Art 4, Psychology, English 12 CP, Algebra 3, Communications and Photography.

How about your schedule, Jarod:
Psychology, English 12 CP, Spanish 4, Rock and Pop – that’s a music course -, Personal Finance and Photography.

15 minutes with Justice Cheney, 2014 AHS grad planning to move to Columbus

By Torie Wright

What year did you graduate from Ada High School?
I graduated in May of 2014.

You recently graduated from State Beauty Academy. What’s coming next?
Next will be a job in the nail industry, and after six months I will be taking the next step in life and will be moving to Columbus to see what’s in store for me there.

When did you first discover your love of nail art?
I always enjoyed doing others’ nails for fun, whether it was painting for fun or doing nails for homecoming, or even getting my own done every two weeks.

A chat with Allison Howard

15 minutes with Allison Howard

We understand you were homecoming queen this year. What thoughts went through your mind when your name was announced on the football field?

Oh I didn't know what to think, honestly. I was overjoyed and surprised and just so grateful. I didn't think much, I just felt it all and it was wonderful, to say the least.

Have you decided on your college plans next year?

I've decided to go to Rhodes for two years for all my prerequisite classes, and then I plan on finishing college at either the OSU branch in Lima or going to Columbus.

15 Minutes with Gabi Rall, AHS senior, dreaming of becoming a pediatrician

By Torie Wright

How does it feel to be a senior? Have you ordered your cap and gown?
It is fun and exciting because I see the high school from a different perspective now. At the same time it is very overwhelming, stressful, and sad because there are a lot of deadlines to meet, and this is the last time that some of us seniors will do the activities that we participate in.

I ordered my cap and gown a few weeks ago.