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December 11, 2019

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Ada council passes 2020 appropriations

General fund total $2.1 million; capital improvements $3.2 million; enterprise funds $2.5 million

Ada council passed its 2020 appropriations on Dec. 3. Those follow by fund:
• General fund $2,100,625
• Special revenue funds $859,000
• Capital improvement funds $3,286,950
• Debt service funds $335,000
• Enterprise funds $2,502,350

General funds include elected officials, administration, finance, income tax administration, zoning and planning, police, Hardin Drug, Hardin DUI, public works, health and welfare, tree commission, municipal facilities and transfers out.

Special revenue funds include street, highway and swimming pool funding. 

Ada funeral director, Bruce Neely, announces retirement

Owner of Hanson-Neely Funeral Home for nearly 46 years; retirement open house planned Dec. 27

Bruce Neely, funeral director and owner of Hanson-Neely Funeral Home of Ada and Alger, has announced his retirement after serving the Ada community for nearly 46 years.

A retirement community open house takes place at the funeral home, 311 E. Lima Ave., Ada, from 10 a.m. to noon on Friday, Dec. 27.

“Since serving area communities from January of 1974 it is with mixed emotions that I announce my retirement,” he said.  

Nick Wright was a manager at Cappie Sportswear

 Nicholas J. “Nick” Wright, 36, died on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 at 10:20 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health System.

He was born on Nov. 1,1983, in Lima, Ohio, to Randy and Kim (Smith) Wright, they survive in Harrod.  On April 29, 2017, Nick married Rachel McClure and she survives in Alger.

Nick was the manager of the Embroidery Department at Cappie Sportswear of Lima.  He also worked at Colonial Hills Golfers Club and was an avid golfer.

Also surviving are his brother, Adam Wright of Harrod; a sister, Jennifer (Darren) Meeks of Harrod; one nephew; and his father and mother-in-law, Steven and Julia McClure of Alger.

Thursday Tech Cred information session at Apollo

Apollo Career Center will host a Tech Cred Information session, Thursday, Dec. 12, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m., in the Apollo Fred D. Goare Room. Over 40 businesses from around the state will be in attendance.

Presenters from Apollo Career Center Adult Education, The Ohio State University, Rhodes State College and UNOH will be sharing information with businesses about their training programs, as well as explaining how the State of Ohio’s Tech Cred program works.

TechCred is an opportunity for businesses to upskill their workforce in technology, and be eligible for state reimbursement.

Girls' basketball: It's Ada over Riverdale 42-41

Both teams sank 16 field goals and seven free throws, but Ada drained one more trifecta (3-2) to provide the difference

Ada girls cagers nip Falcons
By Cort Reynolds
ADA - The Ada girls basketball team held off a second half rally by county foe Riverdale to win an intense non-league battle 42-41 Tuesday night.

The defeat upped the Lady Bulldog record to 2-3 overall, while the Lady Falcons fell to 3-3 with the close defeat.

Bulldog freshman point guard Courtney Sumner scored eight of the final 10 Ada points to keep the Falcons at bay.

Her left-handed baseline 10-footer gave the purple and gold a seemingly comfortable 42-35 lead with 41 seconds remaining. But feisty Riverdale wouldn't fold. 

Vancrest's holiday craft show Saturday from 10 to 2:30 p.m.

Some Christmas shopping options take place in Ada on Saturday.

It's Vancrest's annual holiday craft fair from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, according to Jennifer Line, Vancrest activities director.

The show will include a visit from Santa Claus.  Vancrest is located at 600 W. North St., Ada.