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Village 2019 water report now available online

The 2019 Ada Consumer Confidence Report, also known as CCR, is now available to the public.  

Making the report available is an annual requirement for compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act for community water systems throughout the country. 

According to the U.S. EPA, the report “lists the regulated contaminants found in the drinking water…..as well as health effects information.” 

The village passes this information along to its consumers not just to comply with the federal regulations, but also because the administration feels it is important for consumers to know where their drinking water comes from and what affects it.  

John Wireman, Sr., 1953-2020

 John Thomas Wireman, Sr., 66, died on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at 10:44 p.m. at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.

He was born on July 9, 1953, in Lima, Ohio to Lesle and Marie (Lyons) Wireman.   

John lived many places in Texas, Michigan and Ohio throughout his life. He was a loving father, son, friend and especially grandfather. John loved old western movies, especially John Wayne. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.  John’s greatest joy was being a father and grandfather. He always had a story to tell his grandkids and all the candy and snacks they could ever want. He was a huge Ohio State Buckeye fan just like his father.

Face coverings required this fall for indoor events at ONU

Trustees endorse 13-page safety plan to resume in-person education

The Ohio Northern University Board of Trustees endorsed a safety plan to resume in-person education for the fall semester during its June 24 meeting.

The 13-page document covers a wide range of general requirements. Some of those include that faculty, students and staff, guests, visitors, vendors and contractors are required to wear face coverings while indoors in campus buildings.

Faculty, students and staff are encouraged to wear face coverings in outdoor settings where safe social distancing is not possible.

Fire department responds to call at Ada Stamping

Ada-Liberty Township Fire Department and police responded to two calls to Ada Stamping on Thursday, June 25. Responding to the calls at the plant located at 605 E. Montford were the department’s engine 51 and an Ada police vehicle.

At 8:32 a.m. a carbon/fire alarm was reported. Then, at 8:42 a.m. a fire alarm-zone 1 sprinkler flow was reported.

Health department covid-19 update

Kenton Hardin Health Department is reporting an additional COVID-19 associated death. The department is also reporting 3 new recoveries and 1 negative test result.

Book reviews: NY Times best-selling author David Baldacci doesn't disappoint

Baldacci is a grandmaster of character building, and getting to know FBI agent Pine is a delight, leaving you turning pages

The Icon introduces our newest column of book reviews. Robert McCool of Ada is our reviewer.

Reviews by Robert McCool
Who says that summer reading has to be as bubbly and frothy as the foam on top of your iced latte? 

I find it better to immerse myself in a good story, like my toes being buried in warm beach sand. But with the current covid-19 restrictions on all of us I have to depend on curbside service from my local library, and recommendations from my favorite librarians. 

Which brings me to the point of these reviews on two books that I really enjoyed.