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July 19, 2019

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Ada council moves closer to approving stiffer penalties against owners of vicious dogs

Legislation would not target pit bulls or other breeds

Story and photo by Amy Eddings
The Ada village council moved closer to approving stiffer penalties against owners of vicious or dangerous dogs, following the attack last August of an Ada couple and their two small dogs by a pit bull that had escaped its kennel.  

The legislation would not ban or target pit bulls or any other breed, a focus that council members had previously considered.  
“I changed my opinion a lot on that after I talked to my vet, and my sister, who has five dogs”  councilor Bob Simmons said. “It’s true, any dog can bite."

Ada village safety committee continues dog discussion Oct. 18

Specifically ordinances concerning dogs

Ada council's safety committee will continue a discussion of village ordinances concerning dogs at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Ada depot.

According to a news items on the Village of Ada Facebook:

"This is an open meeting and all people are welcome. As has been the custom (except at the opening meeting of this discussion) no dogs will be admitted to the building."

Following the safety committee meeting, Ada council will meet. Council's meeting will start no earlier than 7 p.m.


Ada council will consider action involving contract with Beaverdam Contracting on Tuesday

Ada council will consider several resolutions affecting the village during its Tuesday, Aug. 16, meeting.

One of those resolutions involve accepting a bid from Beaverdam Contracting for the storm sewer collection system improvement project  along and upon North Simon Street.

The council's agenda is an attachment at the bottom of this story.

Council approves money for Fourth of July concert, increases donation

By Amy Eddings
The Ada Village Council voted to contribute $1,500 toward the cost of a free concert by the Lima Symphony Orchestra on July 2 on the grounds of Ohio Northern University, an increase of $500 from last year.

The decision, tabled from the last meeting two weeks ago, came after ONU First Lady Chris DiBiasio addressed council members and Mayor David Retterer.  She and ONU resident artist and music lecturer Kirsten Osbun Manley are spearheading the fundraising efforts for the second annual Fourth of July-themed concert.

Village postpones donation toward free Fourth of July concert

Clarification: The second annual free Fourth of July Holiday Concert on Saturday, July 2, featuring the Lima Symphony Orchestra, will be held outdoors on the mall of Ohio Northern University as it was last year.  It will be held inside the Field House at ONU only in the event of inclement weather.  The article about the event incorrectly stated that the concert would be held in the Field House and not outdoors.  The article also incorrectly listed the date of the next Ada Village Council meeting as Tuesday, June 7.  It is Tuesday, May 17.   

By Amy Eddings

May 5 council meeting moved to Ada depot

Ada's Tuesday, May 3, council meeting location has changed.

According to Angela Polachek of the village, the May 3 meeting is at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the Ada historic depot.