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ONU captures two gold, one bronze award in National Robotic Challenge

Teams from Ohio Northern University’s Department of Technological Studies garnered two gold awards and one bronze during the National Robotics Challenge at the Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum in Marion, Ohio, from April 11-13. 

The first gold award was captured by an ONU team that designed, fabricated, programmed and fully documented a robotic work-cell that utilized a raw materials parts feeder, conveyor, CNC turning center, KUKA robot, and Allen Bradley PLC to autonomously control and manufacture finished chess pieces.

Women's tennis runs OAC regular season win streak to 25 matches with 7-2 victory at Baldwin Wallace

By Tim Glon

The Ohio Northern women's tennis team ran its Ohio Athletic Conference regular season winning streak to 25 matches and moved closer to its third consecutive OAC Regular Season title with a 7-2 victory at Baldwin Wallace on Saturday.

The Polar Bears improve to 21-4 overall and are 7-0 in OAC action, while the Yellow Jackets fall to 8-9, 4-2.

ONU would clinch at least a share of their third consecutive OAC crown and the No. 1 seed in the 2013 OAC Tournament with a victory in either of its two final matches, either at Capital on Tuesday or at home with Muskingum on Saturday, April 27.

Sheridan's 2-run home run helps softball split OAC double header at Baldwin Wallace

By Tim Glon

Sophomore Kelly Sheridan drilled a 2-run home run to lead Ohio Northern to an Ohio Athletic Conference softball double header split at Baldwin Wallace Sunday afternoon at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds Field.

The Polar Bears (9-11 overall, 8-6 OAC) won the opener 11-6 and the Yellow Jackets (19-15, 4-8) won the nightcap 9-0.

Sheridan's 2-run home run in the top of the first staked ONU to a quick 2-0 lead in Game 1.

BW grabbed a 3-2 lead with single runs in the second, third and fourth innings, but Northern answered with a 4-run fifth frame.

Icon seeking May-June events for Community Highlights

The Ada Icon is accepting information about events taking place in the Ada community from May 1 to June 30.

The information will be used in the May-June Ada Community Highlights calendar. The calendar is distributed free via e-mail to any interested person, organization or business and is available as a pdf to be printed and distributed free in area businesses. The calendar will be available in early May.

The deadline to submit information is 5 p.m., Friday, April 26.

To submit information about an event please provide:

• Name of event
• Event dates and times
• Event location

Hardin County 4-H Dairy Club meets

Submitted by George Bauer

On April 21 The Hardin County Dairy Club, held its third 4-H meeting, where we had our officer election.

For president, Jacob Parker was elected. Joy Boone as Vice President.Treasurer is Jessica Boone. Health and safety and Recreation officers were distributed among many members Croft Bauer, Clint Kitchen and many other clover buds and early 4-H members. Finally, yours truly George Bauer as your secretary and news reporter. 

One of our members, Clint Kitchen, demonstrated how to prepare and show a dairy cow, with our eldest member Joey Bauer as the cow! Giving key pointers on how to do well in Dairy Showmanship.

Petanque is coming to Ada at Saturday's spring event

Petetanque is coming to Ada on Saturday. (Watch the video at the bottom of this story.)

Pronounced petɑ̃k, the game is a form of boules where the goal is, while standing inside a starting circle with both feet on the ground, to throw hollow metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet (literally "piglet") or jack.

Confused? Don't be.

The Zanesfield Petanque Club is coming to Ada's War Memorial Park from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday during the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce's first-ever spring event. 

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