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November 13, 2019

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The Icon found MONTANO on a dark red Dodge Caravan in the parking lot of Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.

Five issues, council and township races on Tuesday's ballot

Issues include: Library, Park District, Township, Ambulance and 1 county issue

Tuesday's election for Village of Ada, Liberty Township and Ada school district voters includes an unusual heavy ballot for an off-year election.

Voter will make decisions on five local issues and several local races.

CLICK HERE to view the local sample ballot.

Ada's three-time NWC champs

Quiz bowl team win WTLW competition and Northwest Conference title

The juggernaut that is the Ada High School quiz bowl team rolled to impressive wins in its first two tournaments of the year. 

In winning its first-ever Whiz Quiz competition, held annually at WTLW-TV in Lima, Ada advanced to the semi finals by knocking off Patrick Henry and Elmwood.

In the second night of taping, Ada beat Crestview and Riverdale to capture the crown.  The competition will be aired on WTLW in February and March. 

In NWC competition held at Ada, the Bulldogs rolled to an 8-0 tournament record in racking up its third consecutive Northwest Conference crown.  The wins also give Ada a current 24-match winning streak over the past three years.  

Mustangs clinch NWC title, playoff bid with win over rival Bulldogs

AE is the only NWC team to male the post-season

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Visiting Allen East reeled off 30 first period points and defeated injury-riddled Ada 50-8 in their annual backyard rivalry game to close the Northwest Conference and regular season on a cold Friday night at War Memorial Stadium.

The Mustangs clinched a three-way share of the NWC title with the victory, as well as their first playoff berth since 2006.

With the defeat, the purple and gold finished 2-8 overall and 1-6 in NWC play for the second straight year. The Mustangs improved to 9-1 overall and 6-1 in the NWC with the lopsided win to capture their first league crown since 1995.

ONU wraps up road slate with 63-24 loss

Hosts Baldwin Wallace on Saturday

Ohio Northern wrapped up the road portion of its 2019 football schedule with a 63-24 loss at No. 2-ranked Mount Union on a sunny and chilly Saturday afternoon at Mount Union Stadium.

The Polar Bears (4-4 overall, 4-3 OAC) were led by junior All-American Christiaan Williams (Sidney/Anna), who carried the ball 28 times for 125 yards and two scores.

The Purple Raiders (8-0, 7-0) scored on their first seven possessions to lead 49-3 with 5:48 left in the third quarter.

Williams capped a 12-play, 75-yard drive with a 1-yard run to get ONU within 49-10 with 38 seconds left in the third quarter.

Harold Barker celebrates 90th birthday Nov. 11

Long-time Ada resident Harold Barker celebrates his 90th birthday on Monday, Nov. 11. His daughter, Linda Meyer, invites Icon viewers to participate in a card shower for him. Send cards to: Harold Barker, 3108 Klingler Road, Ada, OH 45810.