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Pool opens for the season on Wednesday

Ashley Sumner, '16 Ada HS grad, is this summer's pool manager

When the Ada Municipal Pool opens on Wednesday you’ll probably see Ashley Sumner making certain everything is in order.

The 2016 Ada High School grad is the year’s pool manager, after serving as assistant manager last year. She’s also worked the pool as a cashier. Ashley graduated from Ohio University this spring with a degree in early childhood education.

Assistant managers are Alexa Hawk (covid-19 compliance manger), Josie Poling and Caitlyn Stover.

The Icon caught up with Ashley last week as she was in the midst of a training session with lifeguards and cashiers. Here’s some of the things you’ll need to know about swimming in Ada this summer.

Order now and the music boosters will love you berry much

Order deadline July 1; pick up date to be announced soon

Ada Music Boosters are taking orders for its annual blueberry sale, which benefits the music programs in the school.

The berries are hand-picked from Farmhouse Fruit, New Jersey.

Here’s all the information needed to place an order:
10 pounds for $32
Order Deadline: July 1
Pickup Date: Week of July 6 (exact date to be announced)
Pickup at Ada War Memorial Park, 401 N. Park Dr. 
Order and pay online at www.farmhousefruit.com/adamusicboosters
Contact Amy Morgan with questions, 419-957-2125

Lowry's Grocery, sometime after 1912

You could find everything you want at Lowry's Grocery, 225 N. Main St., Ada, in this post card photo taken sometime after 1912. Count the stars on the U.S. flag at the rear of the store. It has 48 stars with Arizona being the 48th state that year.

Designed for shoppers to hand their grocery list to the clerk behind the counter, we see apples in a basket, cans stacked on the upper shelves and what appear to be boxes of cigars near the front entrance.

Village 2019 water report now available online

The 2019 Ada Consumer Confidence Report, also known as CCR, is now available to the public.  

Making the report available is an annual requirement for compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act for community water systems throughout the country. 

According to the U.S. EPA, the report “lists the regulated contaminants found in the drinking water…..as well as health effects information.” 

The village passes this information along to its consumers not just to comply with the federal regulations, but also because the administration feels it is important for consumers to know where their drinking water comes from and what affects it.  

John Wireman, Sr., 1953-2020

 John Thomas Wireman, Sr., 66, died on Thursday, June 25, 2020, at 10:44 p.m. at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.

He was born on July 9, 1953, in Lima, Ohio to Lesle and Marie (Lyons) Wireman.   

John lived many places in Texas, Michigan and Ohio throughout his life. He was a loving father, son, friend and especially grandfather. John loved old western movies, especially John Wayne. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.  John’s greatest joy was being a father and grandfather. He always had a story to tell his grandkids and all the candy and snacks they could ever want. He was a huge Ohio State Buckeye fan just like his father.

Face coverings required this fall for indoor events at ONU

Trustees endorse 13-page safety plan to resume in-person education

The Ohio Northern University Board of Trustees endorsed a safety plan to resume in-person education for the fall semester during its June 24 meeting.

The 13-page document covers a wide range of general requirements. Some of those include that faculty, students and staff, guests, visitors, vendors and contractors are required to wear face coverings while indoors in campus buildings.

Faculty, students and staff are encouraged to wear face coverings in outdoor settings where safe social distancing is not possible.