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October 22, 2020

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Radio Day for United Way Aug. 15

United Way of Hardin County will hold its Radio Day for United Way auction on Saturday, Aug. 15.

Businesses, organizations and individuals interested in donating items can contact the United Way by calling 419-675-1860.

Icon viewers invited to virtual coffee hour at noon Tuesday

Discussion topic involves small town business

Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs (BCE) invites Icon viewers to join in a virtual coffee hour as Paula Scott talks with Fred Steiner of the Bluffton Icon and Ada Icon at noon on Tuesday, June 2.

"We'll be discussing what's new with local businesses," said Scott, BCE director. "And, we have lots to talk about."

The conversation will also touch on some new features on the Icons and some behind the scenes look at how the Icon handles local news coverage during the business shutdown.

Ada veterans observe Memorial Day on Monday

Ceremony at Woodlawn Cemetery at 2 p.m.

The Ada community will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, with a 2 p.m., abbreviated ceremony at Woodlawn Cemetery, according to Win Hauenstein of the Ada VFW.

This annual observance is co-sponsored by the Foss-Agin-Meyer Post 185 of the American Legion and Ream-McElroy Post 9381 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

This year’s ceremony will be abbreviated from previous years. It will include presenting of the colors and laying of wreaths at the memorial.

Bluffton Ride to Remember goes virtual this summer

Several Ada bikers have participated in previous rides

The Bluffton Lions Foundation will host the 6th annual Ride to Remember in a virtual format this summer.

The public ride that was scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 11, will now be a ride that riders will complete on their own anytime from now until the end of July.

Maps with routes will be provided, but riders may also complete routes in their own communities, or through spinning indoors. The registration fee for the virtual ride will be a donation to the Bluffton Pathways Project, which will be collected during the online registration process.

Pops concert moved to Labor Day

6th annual Lima Symphony Orchestra performance at ONU

The sixth annual Patriotic Pops Concert, featuring the Lima Symphony Orchestra, has been rescheduled for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m. at Ohio Northern University.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, will be held on the sculpture mall east of McIntosh Center, between Presser and Weber halls. The King-Horn Center Sports Center will serve as a back-up venue in case of inclement weather.

The concert was originally planned for July 2. However, restrictions caused by the COVID-19 situation have caused the event to be rescheduled.

Further details will be provided closer to the date of the concert.P

Virtual admissions info sessions at Rhodes State

May 18, May 27 and June 2

Rhodes State will host Virtual Admissions Information Sessions as more students look to attend Rhodes State this summer and fall.  

These sessions will help students navigate the enrollment process to also include an overview of available online services, financial assistance and majors/programs. 

Click here for more details.

The next three Admissions Information Sessions will be on Monday, May 18, at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, May 27, at 10 a.m.; and Tuesday, June 2, at 10 a.m. Students interested in participating can register at www.RhodesState.edu.