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January 29, 2020

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Area students on OSU Lima dean's list

The Ohio State University at Lima announces its autumn semester 2019 dean's list.

The following area full-time students maintained a 3.5 grade point average while taking at least 12.0 credit hours during Autumn Semester 2019.

Autumn Fetter
Sydney Hartford
Breanna Miller
Jessica Robinson
Jessica Rojas Gutierrez
Jilian Wolber
Kylee Johnson

Abigail Leuthold
Ethan Rex

Cora Baumgartner
Bailey Powell
Stephanie Steiner

Columbus Grove
Alton Burkholder

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Playing on the hardcourt - photo series by Stephanie Frazier

Basketballs bounce and the Icon bounces around from several Ada school basketball teams in this photos series by Stephanie Frazier.

Photos range from Ada girls' 5th grade games, 7th grade boys', 7th grade cheerleaders. boys' junior varsity, boys' varsity and even a photo of a recent Bulldog alum on the sidelines.

Coming basketball attractions for the rest of the week include:
• Junior high boys' at NWC tournament - Saturday
• Junior high girls' at Spencerville, next Tuesday
• Freshmen boys' at Paulding, Friday
• JV and varsity girls' hosting Paulding, Thursday
• JV and varsity boys'  at Paulding, Friday

Kyle Stuart competes on ONU women's 200 free relay

The Ohio Northern women's swimming and diving team fell to Division II Hillsdale (Mich.) 215-40 and Case Western Reserve 220-35 on Saturday at the Veale Natatorium.

Freshman Shelby Starkey (Bellefontaine) led the Polar Bears (4-5 overall) placed fourth in the 200 back in 2:16.90

Starkey was also part of the 200 free relay, which placed sixth in 1:45.71. Joining her were senior Kyley Stuart (Ada), sophomore Lauren Shaw (Port Clinton), and sophomore Megan Lubinski (Milford/Brighton).

Freshman Abby Schauer teamed up with Starkey, Stuart, and Lubinski for a seventh-place finish in the 400 medley relay in 4:18.50.

Paul Nau was a 32 degree Mason

Memorial service on Sunday

Paul O. Nau, 91, died on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at 7:10 p.m. Vancrest of Ada.

He was born on Jan. 18, 1929, in Port Clinton, Ohio, to the late Clair and Isabelle (Reamer) Nau. On June 27, 1954, Paul married Mary Lou Garland and she survives in Ada.  He is survived by two sons: David (Martha) Nau of Ada and Bill (Terri) Nau of Maumee; 9 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; and a sister: Sue (Bob) Miedl of Richfield.

Lincoln Street Phase 3 upgrade bids lower than estimated

Upgrade includes asphalt pavement, curbing, sidewalks storm sewer, water main, traffic control signs and pavement markings

Project map, bid results and photos at bottom of story - 
Bid results for Ada’s Lincoln Street Phase 3 project slated for 2020 came in lower than expected, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.

An original engineer’s estimate was $2.5 million. An ODOT estimate was $2.4 million. Nine bids on the project ranged from $2.1 to $2.9 million. Those bids were opened on Jan. 23. The bidding results are at the bottom of this story.

The project has not yet been awarded, but the apparent low bidder is Beaverdam Contracting, Inc. of Bluffton, with a bid  of $2,172,000.

Ada girls 3rd at North Central Ohio Swim League meet

Katayama, Oldfield takes firsts

By Cort Reynolds

CRESTLINE - The Ada swim teams competed at the North Central Ohio Swim League championship meet hosted by Colonel Crawford Saturday in Crestline. 

The Lady Bulldog swimmers finished a solid third at the eight-team title meet. Meanwhile, the short-handed Bulldog boys came in fifth.

Upper Sandusky won the boys team crown by a wide margin over host Colonel Crawford, 398-218. CC captured the girls team title over the second-place Rams, 341-245. 

The Bulldog girls scored 160 points, while the boys tallied 105.

Ada senior ace Klava Katayama won both of her events, the 100 butterfly and 50 freestyle.