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October 23, 2019
 

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Mommy, are you going to jail?

A mother's musings

By Liz Gordon-Hancock
"Mommy, are you going to jail?"

This is what my daughter asked me, as I was being pulled over by the police for speeding. All three of my children were in the car at the time, and I had been speeding in town because I was late to a lunch date with some friends.

"No, mommy's not going to jail. Mommy is getting a speeding ticket," I explained to my worried 7 and 6 year-old daughters. "That means I have to pay a fine."

Oh the shame of sitting there, waiting to be handed my speeding ticket, under the watchful eyes of my children, who've never seen mommy get in trouble before.

Why I don't do Facebook

A mother's musings

By Liz Gordon-Hancock
Have you ever done an internet search on your name?

Apparently, I won a beauty contest in Omaha in 2005, and received a degree in Applied. Mathematics and Statistics from John Hopkins University in 2009, according to a Google search. (Note - this was not actually me, but someone with my name.)

Have you ever typed in your child's name and seen what an internet search yields about them? Go a step farther and look at the images associated with your child's name.

The sheer amount of data, readily available, via the internet, is astounding... and a little terrifying. 

Soft skills an answer to addiction?

Kevin Risner has a BS in Journalism and an MA in Theology. He is a native of Hardin County and serves as the Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention Program Coordinator for the Kenton-Hardin Health Department.

Substance Abuse and Connections

Could we have been wrong about one important aspect of substance abuse? Could it be that something else is going on within the lives of those with substance use disorders that we should consider?

A new phrase is now part of the substance abuse rehabilitation culture. “The opposite of addiction is not sobriety, but connection.”

What did the Wilson football plant make before they made footballs only?

(Dave Devier, Ph.D., attended ONU and lived in and around the community for 45 years. He taught at Northern for 15 years. Currently, he is President of Glen Oaks Community College in Centreville, Mich. While in the Ada area, he and his wife Patty collected Ada/ONU memorabilia. He will write an occasional column for the Ada Icon describing some of their "finds" that pertain to the town and gown.)

By David Devier

Chloe's Tech Tips

Does this drab winter weather make you dread going out? Wish you could stay at home and cuddle up with a good book? Thanks to Libby, an ebook/audiobook app, you can checkout and read or listen to library books from the comfort of home!

Ready to give it a try? Follow these instructions:

1.) On your device, open the app store and search for "Libby" (Android users
- Google Play Store; Apple users - App Store; it is unavailable for Kindle
users at this point)

2.) Tap on "Libby, by Overdrive" and install it to your device.

The Flag Staff from 1914 Ohio Northern Cadets.

(Dave Devier, Ph.D., attended ONU and lived in and around the community for 45 years. He taught at Northern for 15 years. Currently, he is President of Glen Oaks Community College in Centreville, Mich. While in the Ada area, he and his wife Patty collected Ada/ONU memorabilia. He will write an occasional column for the Ada Icon describing some of their "finds" that pertain to the town and gown.)

By David Devier

This is the next installment in the history of Ada and Ohio Northern University shown through memorabilia and artifacts. This find came from the many pieces that were in the American Legion Hall when it closed its Main Street Post. 

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