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December 6, 2019

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The Icon spotted CAILLOU on a black Buick LaCrosse in an area parking ot.

Mary S. Wireman 1928 - 2019

Mary S. Wireman,  91, died on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at 11:03 p.m. at Vancrest of Ada.

She was born on Jan. 3, 1928, in Hueysville, Kentucky, to the late William H. and Laura (Whitaker) Smith.  On Aug. 24, 1946, Mary married Robert B. Wireman and he preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 1985.

Mary was a homemaker.  She was a member of the Pentecostal Tabernacle Church of God, Alger.

The quiz bowl team that won the 40-team WS Lake Campus invitational

For the second time in three years the Ada High School Quiz team qualified for national competition. By winning the 40-team Wright State Lake Campus Scholarship Bowl Invitational Tournament held March 23 and 25, 1993, in Celina, Ada has earned the right to advance to competition on the national level.

Members of the team are from left, Keri Kindle, David Movis, Randy Brown, Stella Kurtz and Alice Wamer.

(Leland Crouse collection)

Women's soccer season ends in Illinois

Here's the ONU sports round up for the week

Ohio Northern University's women's soccer team came to an end on Friday. Here's the ONU sports round up for the week just ended.

Women’s soccer
The 17th-ranked Ohio Northern women's soccer team's memorable 2019 season came to an end Friday. The Polar Bears fell to No. 25 Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) 3-0 in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at Joe Bean Stadium on the campus of Wheaton College. 

ONU fell down 2-0 in the opening half, but created more scoring opportunities in the final 45 minutes. The Polar Bears registered six of their seven shots, one of which was on target, and all three corner kicks after halftime. 

“Guilt, Anger and Challenges”

“Living Through Loss” Series at Blanchard Valley Hospital Dec. 16

Bridge Bereavement Services, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, will host its December presentation of the “Living through Loss” series on Monday, Dec. 16, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 

This presentation, “Guilt, Anger and Challenges” takes place in Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 S. Main St. Findlay. Light refreshments will be provided.

“Guilt, Anger and Challenges” will discuss the range of emotions individuals may feel after the loss of a loved one, particularly guilt and anger. 

Red Cross blood drive Monday 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at CHP

After 35 years coordinating Ada's blood drives, Chris Gibson will retire

Ada Visiting Nurses and Community Health Professionals (CHP) are hosting a community blood drive on Monday, Nov. 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at CHP's conference room, 1200 S. Main St. 

To schedule an appointment, call 419-634-1333, or go online to RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass to pre-register.

Special note: Chris Gibson, Ada's blood drive coordinator for the past 35 year, is retiring. Stop by CHP and wish her well in her retirement.

To read the Icon's story about Chris, click here.