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Patriotic pop concert fizzles this year

Sept. 7 concert cancelled due to covid-19 risks

Due to continued restrictions on large gatherings because of the COVID-19 virus, the annual Patriotic Pops Concert, scheduled for Sept. 7 at Ohio Northern University, has been canceled for 2020, with plans to again hold the event in 2021. The concert features the Lima Symphony Orchestra.

This decision was made after consultation with Hardin County Health Department officials and is in accordance with the Ohio Department of Health’s extended restrictions on mass gatherings.

It was determined that holding the concert would pose too large of a risk for concert-goers, musicians and volunteers.


So, you think you know Ada? Okay, where is this?

So, you think you know Ada? Okay, where is this? Answer tomorro.

ONU volleyball team recognized with academic award

The Ohio Northern volleyball team received the U.S. Marine Corps Academic Team Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association for the 2019-20 season.

A total of 1,313 teams received the award, initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, which honors volleyball teams that maintain a year-long grade-point average of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale or 4.10 on a 5.0 scale.

Ohio Northern has now won the award 12 consecutive years and 18 years overall.

Book review: Read this book and never look at a tree in the same old way again

This Pulitzer Prize winning novel will plant seeds long after it's over

Review by Robert McCool
Richard Powers' (Gain, The Goldbug Variations) 11th novel is titled “The Overstory”, ISBN 978393635522, and it displays his powerful storytelling in  his best effort to date.

Barbara Kingsolver (The Poison Bible; Unsheltered,a Novel) has called the book, “Monumental.... A gigantic fable of genuine truths.”

The waiting is over - Tavern 101 serving dinner tonight

After a four-month major renovation, Ada's Main Street restaurant reopens at 5:30 p.m.

After a four-month-long major remodeling project, the wait if over.

Tavern 101, on Ada’s Main Street, re-opens tonight (Monday, July 20) with a limited menu, according to Beth Ann Bass.

“The limited menu gives our staff a chance to ease into the updated menu an new facility,” said, adding, “We are very pleased with the results and we hope you will be too. We ask for your patience and understanding with our reopening and all the new guidelines that we are required to follow per Gov. DeWine.”

For tonight only there will be no to-go orders.

There's a comet overhead in the Ada sky

This week is a good week to try to view it

There’s a comet overhead in the Bluffton sky. This week is a good week to try to view it. 

The comet is called Neowise. It has passed behind the Sun and is now heading back out of the solar system. Between now and the end of July should be a good time to see it. 

Just after sundown, look a little bit west of due north. We would call this north-northwest (NNW). If the sky is too bright to see the Big Dipper you may want to wait until it gets darker. But, if you wait too long after sundown the comet might disappear below the horizon.