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October 21, 2020

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Red Cross blood drive on Monday at CHP

Ada's next American Red Cross blood drive is from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, in the Community Health Professionals Ada Visiting Nurses conference room, 1200 S. Main St.

Face coverings are required at this blood donation. Also, if the donor is able to fill out rapid pass to please do so as it is a huge timesaver. If not, procedures at the blood drive will be the same as in the past.

Don't forget Saturday's drive-thru food drive

9 to 2 with collection going to Ada Food Pantry

Ohio Northern University will hold a drive-through food drive on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The food drive will take place in the ONU parking lot next to Rite Aid at the corner of Main Street and College Avenue.

All non-perishable food items are welcome, and particular needs are canned soup, canned chicken, boxed potatoes, peanut butter, dry pasta, toilet paper, paper towels, cereal and Ramen noodles.

All donations will go to the Ada Food Pantry.

The food drive is a student-led initiative put on by ONU’s Religious Life staff. It began with a shared desire to serve the local community in the midst of the pandemic. 




News flash: Pilgrims arrive not far from Ada over the weekend

Suter's Cider press store open daily; corn maze, pumpkin and sunflower patches open weekends

The Pilgrims arrived not far from Ada over the weekend.

You may visit them each weekend between now and Nov. 1 at the Suter Produce corn maze, 4678 Road R, Pandora.

Celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim’s journey on the Mayflower is this year’s corn maze theme, according to Jerry Suter. This is the 21st season for the corn maze, with the first one opening in 1999. Last year’s maze theme celebrated the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

In addition to the traditional corn maze are sunflower and pumpkin patches with hayride shuttles to both locations from the corn maze.

Groundbreaking for The Central District in downtown Lima Sept. 24

Groundbreaking for downtown Lima’s new The Central District takes place Thursday, Sept. 24, on Central Avenue at Spring Street.

Promoters said that The Central District will be a vibrant, culturally-diverse gathering of work spaces, flats, creative studios, makerspace, shops, a bakery, pub, dog park, and entertainment area. The Central District will be Lima’s place to work, live, eat, create, be entertained and celebrate the arts.

The groundbreaking will take place at 4:15 p.m. followed by refreshments and entertainment. COVID-19 precautions will be in place.

Several ways to view events at this year's Hardin County Fair

Including livestock shows and many junior fair events

You might not be able to attend the Hardin County Fair in person this year, but there are two ways to watch several events at the fair via social media. 

This year’s fair takes place from Tuesday, Sept. 8, to Sunday, Sept. 13.

• All livestock shows will be streamed free of charge at www.waltonwebcasting.com. Click on the website to view the entire schedule of events available to watch.

Brauen's gourd open house Saturday and Sunday

Don and Jodi Brauen's fall gourd open house is this weekend. Located at 7140 Tom Fett Road, Bluffton, hours are:
• Saturday, Sept. 5
   9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Sunday, Sept. 6
   Noon to 3 p.m.

They ask that shoppers please wear a mask.