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Fire in Forest home on Sunday impacts family of four

The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter responded to a fire on County Road 17, Forest, early Sunday morning.

The Red Cross provided assistance for the immediate needs of the family of four living in the home, such as temporary lodging, food and clothing.

“We’re deeply saddened for those who were impacted by this fire,” said Todd James, Executive Director, North Central Ohio Chapter.

To assist the persons affected by the fire, contact James at todd.james@redcross.org.

Funding your 2019 IRA: There's still time

By Faith Investment Services
Bluffton, 419-358-4207

Many people save for retirement in a 401(k), which makes a lot of sense if it’s available where you work.  You can especially benefit if your employer matches your contributions and if you want to contribute to the higher threshold that 401(k)s allow.  (Employees could contribute up to $19,000 to their 401(k) plan for 2019 and anyone age 50 or over was eligible for an additional catch-up contribution of $6,000 in 2019.)

However, you only had until the end of 2019 to make contributions to your 401(k). This means you can no longer put money into your 2019 401(k) if you didn't max it out.

Katayama makes it to 4th state meet in a row

Sets district mark; girls relay also qualifies for state

By Cort Reynolds
BOWLING GREEN - Ada senior Klava Katayama set a district record and almost all Bulldog swimmers set personal-best times in 10 events in the Div. II district meet held at Bowling Green State University Friday evening. 

Four Ada individual swimmers competed in two events apiece, and two girls relay squads also participated well at Bowling Green. 

"Out of the 10 swims we had yesterday, almost every single one was a time improvement," noted Ada head coach Stephanie Steiner-McMahon.

Lady Bulldog standout Katayama made it to the state championships for the fourth straight season with two strong performances. 

Pizza inspires ONU prescription delivery service

In January HealthWise Pharmacy launched a prescription delivery service

By Barbara Lockard
As a student, Clay Miller delivered pizzas.  As a pharmacist, he’s delivering prescription medications and providing screenings to his “customers.”  

This accessibility to health care has a lot of similarities to providing pepperoni and mushrooms to hungry individuals.

“Pharmacists are actually the number one most accessible health care professional,” said Miller.  “I started thinking about how convenient it is to order a pizza and wondered why we couldn’t do this with medications.” 

1990 district choir members from AHS

Ada High School musicians who were members of the district choir during the 1989-90 school year.

Front from left, Staci Robinson, Natasha Warner. Back from left, Beth Siekerman, Marshall Traster and Craig Ward.

Ralph Keller was employee for 31 years at Ford engine plant, Lima

Ralph Wayland Keller, 94, died on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at Springview Manor, Lima.

He was born on Dec. 21, 1925, in Columbus, Ohio, to the late Wilson George and Helen D. (Chestley) Keller, Sr.  On Nov. 22, 1947, Ralph married his beloved wife Twylah Marie (Heil) Keller and they were married for 27 years.  Ralph and Twylah had five children, three surviving and two still born. Twylah preceded him in death on July 1, 1974.