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September 18, 2018
 

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Once upon a time in Ada

Once upon a time in Ada

Things you didn’t know about your own hometown

By Lee Crouse
lcrouse@centurylink.net

March 1930 the second death of an Ohio Northern University student within ten days through auto accidents brought a ban on automobiles without permits on the campus. Ralph Sealand, Lakewood and Thomas Downs, Bryan, were the victims.

March 1930 Turner Hall, girls dormitory, at Ohio Northern University was opened for public inspection after purchasing the P.W. Turner home in February. The home was erected by Dr. H.S. Lehr and was the family home for many years.

July 1930 Dale Spar purchased the first combine operated in the Ada area.