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January 20, 2020

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Ada boys nipped by Wildcats 59-57

Brandon Hull poured in a career-high 30 points to pace the Bulldogs

By Cort Reynolds
DELPHOS - Visiting Ada rallied from a 22-point deficit late only to lose 59-57 at Delphos Jefferson in a Northwest Conference boys basketball battle Friday night.

Bulldog senior post Jake Rayl sank a field goal in the final second of play to pull Ada within 58-57. After the Bulldogs fouled with 0.4 left, DJ made the first free throw and missed the second to hang on for the win. 

Ada fell to 5-7 overall and 1-2 in the NWC with the tough loss. DJ improved to 4-7 and 2-0 in the NWC with the victory.

Doug Schweingruber wins Icon college football bowl contest

Doug Schweingruber of Bluffton is the winner of the Icon's college football bowl contest.

Of the 102 entries, he picked the most wins at 16 (out of 19 games). He wins a $20 gift certificate from Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Co.

Other contestants with impressive entries:

16 wins - Contest winner
Doug Schweingruber

15 wins
Matt Long

14 wins
Dexter Woods
Craig Hoffman
Jeff Nossaman
Bruce Parkins
Jimmy Orsag
Karen Core
Rhonda Swisher
Barry Schneck
Stephen Ferrara

Thursday memorial service for Greg Dysert

Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hanson-Neely Funeral Home

 Greg L. Dysert,  61, died on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at 11:11 p.m. at his residence in Ada, surrounded by his family and friends.

He was born on March 10, 1958, in Lima, Ohio to the late Calvin L. and Priscilla June (Gullett) Dysert. On Aug. 26, 1977 Greg married Carla M. Nazor and she preceded him in death on Nov. 17, 2014. 

Greg loved spending time with his family and friends, also enjoyed sports and cooking.  

Jon Cross Ada chamber speaker on Wednesday

Chamber's annual membership meeting is Feb. 19

Ada Area Chamber of Commerce starts a new year with its first monthly breakfast at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Ada Public Library.

Jon Cross (R) District 83, Ohio House of Representatives, is the speaker. He will update chamber members on anticipated legislation in Ohio this year. The Ada Icon is the breakfast sponsor.

"Getting your house in order" free workshop Jan. 15

Three Bluffton business professionals address basic questions

Three Bluffton business professionals will offer a free “Getting Your House In Order” workshop this month.

Faith Investment Services, partnering with Scott Basinger, attorney at law, and Neil Reichenbach, CPA, present workshops addressing basic questions about retirement, insurance coverage, taxes and similar subjects.

The workshop is at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 15, in the front portion of Faith Investment Services building, 101 N. Main St., Bluffton.

‘Understanding Depression in Grief’

‘Living Through Loss’ Series at Blanchard Valley Hospital

The January presentation of the “Living through Loss” series will be held on Monday, Jan. 20, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and titled “Understanding Depression through Grief.” This presentation will take place in the Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital located at 1900 S. Main St, in Findlay.