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July 13, 2020

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Talk with Austin Cobb and soon the subject turns to baseball

We met up with Austin Cobb, Ada High School senior, in study hall. He was at his usual table with Micah Roberson, Brenden Szippl and Kellen Decker.

What classes are you taking this semester?
English, Ceramics, Sociology, Algebra II, French I, Communications and Yearbook.

Do you play on any sport teams?
Yes, basketball and baseball. I pitch and play shortstop in baseball.

Tell me about your best-ever baseball game.
It was last summer on the Lima American Legion team. I was a pitching relief in the fourth inning and I took the game in 11 or 12 innings. It was against Troy.

ONU’s Symphonic Band to present ‘Praising Ohio’

The Ohio Northern University Symphonic Band presents its spring concert, “Praising Ohio,” in the Freed Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. The program will celebrate the music, musicians and great accomplishments of the Buckeye State.

The program includes the “Overture to Candide” scored by Clare Grundman, “New World Variations” by David Shaffer, and “Rolling Thunder” by Henry Fillmore. One of the highlights of the evening will be Steven Reineke’s “Symphony No. 1,” which includes a ragtime solo performed by Christian Livengood, a first-year pharmacy major from Norwalk, Ohio.

The Ada Icon - 19,282 views experienced in its first 365 days

It’s all about small towns. It’s where Ada gets it information.

Without fanfare, The Ada Icon observed its first anniversary on March 15. For the past 365 days, this online news and advertising source has provided the Ada community with lots of information. More than you may realize.

The Icon launched on The Ides of March (March 15) 2012, with zero viewers and no advertisers. Many positive things have occurred since its launch. Here’s some information, provided by Google Analytics.

After 365 days online, The Ada Icon now has:
• 33 advertisers
• 2,000 average views per 30-day period

Ada Lions Club annual mulch sale coming up

The Ada Lions Club will hold their annual mulch sale beginning on Satuday, April 20, according to Chad Hays of the Lions Club.

Proceeds from the sale go towards supporting a long running scholarship program. 

The sale will run until the first or second Saturday in June.  

St. Mark Lutheran free community meal March 27

St. Mark Lutheran Church is hosting their monthly free community meal on Wednesday March 27, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the church.

All are welcome.

Easter Bunny hopping in at Richland Manor for all-ages egg hunt

Games and prizes are on the agenda for an all-ages Easter Egg Hunt at Richland Manor, Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m.

The event is free and open to all.  The event will include complimentary refreshments and a visit from the Easter Bunny.