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Donald Varner 1953 - 2020

Donald A. Varner, 67, died on Friday, July 17, 2020, at 7:20 p.m. at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.   

He was born on May 5, 1953, in Bellefontaine, Ohio, to the late Leigh and Leabelle (Baier) Varner. Donald married Kay L. Dysert and she preceded him in death on June 3, 2016.

Donald worked as a millwright for Industrial Movers of Kenton.  He was a member of the Alger Assembly of God Church.

Your grandparents watched movies here

When was the last time you watched a movie at the Odeon Theatre in Ada? It's probably been a very long time ago. Although was still open in 1950, we aren't certain of its closing date.

This movie theatre, located at 222 N. Main St., Ada, opened in 1914, as the town's first theatre. The first show was "The Girl at the Curtain."

Where did the rain go?

Last year's June Hardin rainfall totaled 7 inches; Liberty Township recorded 0.38 inches in June 2020

Where did the rain go?

Liberty Township registered a scan 0.38 inches of rainfall in June, according to Phil Epley, who records rainfall for the Hardin County extension office. 

The June average in the county was 1.85 inches. Last year's extra-ordinary year of rain registered 7.08 inches in Hardin County.

For the growing season since April 15, the average precipitation in all the townships was 8.12 inches, with a range from 10.15 inches in McDonald Township to 6.90 inches in Jackson Township.  

Less rain in June allowed farmers to get corn and soybeans planted that they weren’t able to previously plant in May due to wet soils.  

It's hedgehog magic

Lots of events on this week's summer library reading program

The Fantastical Hedgehog Magic Show with Erica Carlson and Sedgie the Hedgie is the latest video feature in this week's Ada Public Librtary summer reading program. Click here to watch.

Here's what's in store for Week 3 of the summer reading program:
• Monday, July 20
Craft pick-up until 5 p.m. for K to 5th graders

• Tuesday, July 21
Virtual storytime, 11 a.m.

• Wednesday, July 22
Check the weather, if sunny, read outside

Dietary supplements for COVID-19? Not so fast

Dietary supplements are not proven to combat COVID-19, new review says

This column is provided by ONU HealthWise Pharmacy. Despite what many celebrities and other unproven sources may say, dietary supplements are not a proven way to combat COVID-19.

That's according to a new review that looked at claims surrounding dietary supplements and COVID-19.

The authors of the article also pointed out that pharmacists can play an essential role in fighting potentially harmful misinformation about the coronavirus.

Weekend doctor: Nutrition for cancer prevention

Consuming a nutritious diet is important for cancer prevention

By Rachel Niermann, RDN, Licensed Dietician
Armes Family Cancer Care Center

When preventing a cancer diagnosis, there are many factors to consider, both in and out of our control.

An individual’s risk of developing cancer depends on age, gender, genetics, environment, socioeconomic status and lifestyle behaviors. The good news is that we can control the lifestyle behaviors in which we choose to partake.

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