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August 12, 2020

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ONU's national champ Emily Richards named assistant coach

For Polar Bear cross country and track and field teams

By Tim Glon
Ohio Northern national champion Emily Richards is returning to her alma mater as an assistant coach for the cross country and track and field teams.

Richards will assist with cross country and coach the middle distance runners in the track and field program.

Richards is beginning her third season under contract with Hoka One One. She will continue her primary responsibility of being a professional athlete and to pursue her goals of competing at the Olympic Trials and beyond.

Not your usual August, but several events planned here

Plus it's back-to-school and ONU students return to town...and don't forget the Lincoln Highway Buy Sale garage sale

We all know August in Ada this year is different from Augusts of the past. However, several events are on the community calendar, offering opportunities outside the home.

These range from a PaintINN at The Inn at ONU, an Ohio Western Horse Association show at the park an Ada Rotary Club chicken barbecue and back-to-school and back-to-ONU events.

And, don't forget the Lincoln Highway Buy Way garage sale.

The month includes several additional activities, listed on the Ada Icon Hometown Happenings, compiled by Darlene Bowers.

The Icon reminds viewers to wear a mask and maintain a social distance when attending these events.

OHSAA indefinitely suspends August scrimmages

 Gov. Mike DeWine’s Tuesday coronavirus briefing brought no update on the status of high school sports this fall, but the Ohio High School Athletic Association sent a memo later in the day to administrators alerting them of one change.

Scrimmages for football and other contact sports are suspended until further notice.

The memo adds that practice remains "on track" to begin Saturday with low/non-contact sports allowed to have scrimmages and matchups between different schools at their normal scheduled dates. Those low/non-contact sports include golf, girls tennis and volleyball.

Icon movie review: Palm Springs enters like a breath of fresh air

Clocking at 90 minutes, it is a fun romp that might make you think a little. If nothing else, it’s possibly the best direct-to-video movie we could have hoped for in quarantine

Around the world, people have been practicing varying levels of social distancing since March. Movie theaters closed in mid-March and in some cases have reopened slowly, but with a dearth of new films to offer customers. Major studio releases, particularly TENET, have been pushed back, or in limited cases movies like TROLLS: WORLD TOUR were released directly to Video-on-Demand (VOD).

The summer movie season has seen a drought of good new movies.

So, you think you know Ada? - the answer

Posted yesterday, and answered correctly by several Icon viewers, it's the Ada HS softball scoreboard at the Ada Park.

Mid-week doctor: Folic acid, why take it?

Folic acid is a human-made form of the B-vitamin folate. Our bodies use it to make new cells. Everyone needs folic acid to be healthy, but especially before pregnancy.

By Abigail Maas, NPRN-CNP
Certified nurse practitioner

Folic acid is a human-made form of the B-vitamin folate. Our bodies use it to make new cells. Everyone needs folic acid to be healthy, but especially before pregnancy.

Folic acid helps form the neural tube and is known to decrease the risk of major congenital disabilities of an unborn baby’s brain (anencephaly) and spine (spina bifida). 

Neural tube defects are the second most common major congenital anomaly. It is important to start folic acid supplementation prior to pregnancy due to these congenital disabilities occurring in the first few weeks of pregnancy.