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ONU's Buderer OAC men's track athlete of the week

Junior Andrew Buderer (Oak Harbor) was named the Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Field Athlete of the Week for the week of Feb. 8-14.

Buderer won the pole vault to help the Polar Bears (15-3) to a second place finish at the OAC Elite Meet on Sunday at Otterbein and Capital.

He won the pole vault by clearing 4.70 meters to remain undefeated on the season with victories in all four meets this winter.

The Polar Bears will return to action on Sunday with a tri-meet at Capital with Wilmington.

Recognizing grief as part of the human experience

Grief is a response to any loss and is a human experience we all have in common. However, grief is often unrecognized as part of the human experience. Grief is an individual and unique journey that should be intentional in order to heal. Individuals respond differently to loss depending on relationship dynamics, circumstances surrounding the passing, support systems, presence of illness, cultural beliefs, religion and past experiences.

2-hour delay tomorrow AM

Ada schools are on a two-hour delay for Wednesday, Feb. 17, according to Ohio Alerts. The announcement was made at 7:02 p.m. Tuesday evening.

Ada chamber meets via Zoom Wednesday AM

Nick and Amber Simon talk about their business "One More"

Nick and Amber Simon from “One More,” a new Ada business are the featured speakers at the 8 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17, Ada Area Chamber of Commerce meeting on Zoom.

The Simon’s business is at 123 E. Buckeye St., Ada, and involves fitness and other businesses, according to Becky Neville, chamber president.

At 8 a.m. click here to join the meeting.

The meeting will also include other points of chamber business including membership updates, membership announcements and information about the chamber’s annual meeting on Zoom, at noon, Wednesday, March 17.

Ada congregations observe Ash Wednesday

Signals the beginning of the season of Lent

The season of Lent in the Christian year is observed by several area congregations with Ash Wednesday services on Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
Masses will be at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. 

St. Mark Lutheran Church
St. Mark Lutheran Church has been invited to share Ash Wednesday services with Zion Lutheran Church, 101 E Main St. LaFayette, at 7 p.m.

Chris Cottrell was retired from INEOS Corp.

Christopher Jay “Chris” Cottrell, 67, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, at 4:36 a.m. at his residence in Ada.

He was born on June 3, 1953, in Lima, Ohio, to the late David W. Cottrell and Dorothy G. (Winks) Cottrell.  Christopher married Miriam R. Heyneman and she survives in Ada.

Chris retired from INEOS Corp, where he worked as a general operator. He was a member of the Lima Baptist Temple.   

Also surviving is his daughter, Stacy (Boyd) Geedey of Ada; three grandchildren: Haley (Seth) Sheriff, Lindsay Crouse and Michael Crouse; a great grandson, Zayne; a brother, David (Amy) Cottrell of Cridersville; and a sister, Victoria (John) Czysz of Tucson, Arizona.