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October 25, 2020

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Turned upside down by COVID-19

Some guidance, decade by decade, for how to adjust or compensate for the economic impact

By Gary Reese
Faith Investments, Blufton

Our world has been turned upside down by COVID-19.  

For the most part, we have never walked this road before – personally or as communities.  Many are facing loss of work, depletion of savings, delays in unemployment or other assistance, and so forth.  Others have had relatively few economic adjustments, but they are facing family, health, or interpersonal difficulties.  Times are hard all around.

New Leaf has Memorial Day items

New Leaf Landscape Garden Center, 0395 State Route 235, Ada, has Memorial Day items, and the garden center is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, May 25, Memorial Day.
Phone: 419-634-0351 
Website: www.newleafgardencenter.com

Ada Grooming is ready to service your dog

Business now open by Deedee Jenkins, certified pet groomer

Ada Grooming officially opened this month by Deedee Jenkins, a certified pet groomer, and it is now accepting appointments to groom dogs. The business also opened in March, but was unable to service pets until this week due to state required business closing.

The business is operating in the rear of 419 N. Johnson St., Ada.

Jenkins is new to Ada, but her partner, Kevin Wildman, is a 1985 Ada High School graduate and a 1989 Ohio Northern University graduate.

Ada Grooming handles dogs of all sizes and offers full grooming services.

Jenkins holds a dog groom certification, which includes completion of 150 hours of externship. 

Laurie Watt can't wait to reopen Platinum Hair Design

Friday morning her Main Street salon will reopen for business; she's taking appointments

Laurie Watt opened Platiunum Hair Design earlier this spring for two weeks, and was forced to close to due to state mandated business closings. 

On Friday morning, May 15, the shop will reopen as a result of personal service businesses being allowed to reopen in Ohio.

"It's a great relief to me and we are excited to reopen," she told the Icon.

As Ada’s newest Main Street business owner, as she has assumed the ownership of a hair salon on North Main Street.

Renamed Platinum Hair Design, LLC, the full-service salon is located at 228 N. Main St.

How should you put recovery payment to work?

Edward Jones financial advisor offers some suggestions

By Brandon Blackford
Edward Jones Financial Advisor
107 S. Main St., Bluffton, 419-358-2622

You may have received, or soon will receive, a payment from the government as part of the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. How can you make the best use of what you receive?

Fine Touch Furniture & Upholstery open for business

Fine Touch Furniture & Upholstery  513 N. Johnson St.  Ada, is open for business, according to its owners.

"We are open for business," reports Dan Garver. "We are here at this time for furniture reupholstering, repairs, foam replacement, and retail of medical equipment such as Lift Chair Recliners."

He added that the business is equipped with face masks, hand sanitizer and social distancing.

Business hours are Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Phone number 419-634-9195