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November 18, 2019

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Witte coach of the year; Hostetler Libero of the year

ONU gains top Ohio Athletic Conference volleyball honors

Senior McKenna Hostetler (Plain City/Alder) was named Ohio Athletic Conference Libero of the Year, headlining a list of five Ohio Northern volleyball players to receive All-Conference accolades, in voting conducted by the league's 10 coaches.

Senior All-American Chelsea Huppert (Bremen, Ind.) joined Hostetler as First Team honorees.

Seniors McKenna Jordan (Toledo/St. Ursula) and Sydney Bapst (Grove City) and freshman Madison Kern (Loveland/Mount Notre Dame) received Honorable Mention All-Conference honors.

Head coach Kate Witte was selected as OAC Coach of the Year.

Once upon a time in Ada

Ada Crunch soccer team undefeated in 1992

By Leland Crouse

October 1992
The Ada Crunch soccer team finished with a prefect 11-0 record thanks to a dominating final game 12-0 win over Riverdale’s Rangers.

Scoring for Ada: Justin Craig, three goals, two assists; Nate Ulrey, two goals and one assist; Jeff Keifer, Luke Dearth and Jeremy Parkins, two goals each: Shaun Hood, one goal, one assist; Jared Wolf, Matt Nichols and Garrett Birchfield with one assist each.

This is a young team, with nine out of the 14 players being first year U-12’s.

Dictionaries to third graders

Ada Rotarians deliver books to students in Ada, Hardin Northern and Upper Scioto Valley

Photos of each Ada class of third graders with their dictionaries is at the bottom of this story.

ˈdɪk·ʃəˌner·i/ – A book that lists words with their meanings given in the same or in another language, and often includes other information. Dictionaries contains a list of words in alphabetical order and explains their meanings, or gives a word for them in another language.

Each third grader in Ada, Hardin Northern and Upper Scioto Valley received a personal copy of this word book today thanks to the Ada Rotary Club. 

Ada third grade teachers are Sheri Burnett, Julie Stavenger and Brittany Daniels.

ONU alumnae Madelyn Lowery will join county ag hall of fame

Life-long Hardin County agri-business participant

Ohio Northern University alumnae Madelyn Lowery, a life-long Hardin County resident, is one of  five inductees in this year’s Hardin County Agriculture Hall of Fame, according to Mark Badertscher of the extension office.

She joins Dean and Barbara Dulin, Fred Rarey and Mark Watkins in the 17th annual hall of fame recognition banquet, held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, at St. John’s Evangelical Church, Kenton.

I-75 work at Findlay has traffic pattern change

Work on Interstate 75 will affect traffic patterns soon, according to ODOT.

Interstate 75 will experience a traffic switch as additional traffic is added to the southbound side overnight Friday, Nov. 15, into the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 16. The shift is expected to begin after 9 p.m. and is expected to minimally affect traffic.

When the shift is complete, the section of northbound traffic which currently travels on the southbound side between county Road 313 and U.S.68/SR 15 will be extended to Sandusky Street allowing construction activities to begin on two remaining structures and the pavement on the northbound side.

Rotary Club invites you to food-wine pairing Dec. 5

The Ada Rotary Club will sponsor a food and wine pairing at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at The Inn at ONU.

There will be fine wines paired with food, live music, and a holiday atmosphere for the event. Cost is $48 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

During the event, the Rotary club will also hold a holiday raffle and silent auction.

Proceeds will support Rotary community projects. Call 419-772-2500 for reservations.