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October 15, 2019

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Williams and Fleser OAC football players of the week

Ohio Northern junior All-American running back Christiaan Williams (Sidney/Anna and senior kicker Tom Fleser (Sunbury/Big Walnut) have been named Ohio Athletic Conference Football Players of the Week for their efforts in Ohio Northern's 31-23 victory over Marietta on Saturday.

Williams was named the Offensive Player of the Week and Fleser was named the Special Teams Player of the Week.

Williams ran for a season-high 183 yards and a touchdown He carried the ball 30 times as ONU finished the day with 235 yards rushing and 429 yards of total offense.

Once upon a time in Ada

By Leland Crouse
August 23, 1876 - St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized at the home of Samuel Anspach, Esq., by Rev. J.L. Smith, missionary president of this synod with the following membership; Samuel Anspach and wife, John W. Umbaugh and wife, J.H. Umbaugh and wife, S.M. Anspach and wife, Augustus Cronbaugh and wife, Luther M. McCreary and Mrs. A. Oberlin.

Weekend doctor: My Achy, Breaky…Back

By Andrius Giedraitis, MD
Blanchard Valley Pain Management
Back pain, whether in the neck or lower back, has become ubiquitous. The National Institute of Health estimate that 80 percent of all Americans have suffered from back pain at some point in their lives, and the number of adults whose life is markedly affected continues to grow.

Many will be familiar with the feelings of a stiff, sore back after a wrong twist, a bad bend or an intensive workout. These pains are usually musculoskeletal in origin and will heal over time with rest, ice/heat and over-the-counter medications.

Expanding outreach services to pediatric population

ONU HealthWise receives Buckeye Health Plan grant

The Ohio Northern University HealthWise program recently received a $8,500 grant from the Buckeye Health Plan that will expand the program’s services, specifically targeting the area’s pediatric population.

This grant will assist ONU HealthWise in its efforts to expand its offerings from the traditional adult audience to the pediatric population, largely through health screenings and educational programs.

This project provides a focus on health from two different directions. The first is prevention, which will be executed by educating school children about healthy lifestyles, healthy choices and a life predicated on wellness.

Rodney and Linda Hensel United Way honorary chairs

The United Way of Hardin County recently kicked off its campaign for 2020 with a goal of $195,000. Honorary chairs are Rodney and Linda Hensel.

"They are honored and excited to be a part of this campaign and are long time donors to United Way," said Phyllis Griffith of United Way. 

"They urge everyone to make a pledge and Live United. And, 99 cents of every dollar stays in Hardin County," she said.

Ada Rotary invites you on a family-friendly bike ride

Oct. 26 fundraiser for medical equipment and supplies for use abroad

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The Ada Rotary will host a Family Fun Ride from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 26, on the Rotary Riverwalk/Ottawa River Bikeway in Lima, according to Laurie Laird of the club.

“The ride will be a fun, family-friendly bicycle ride that will help us raise awareness of and funding for M.E.S.A.,” she said. “It will begin and end at the Ottawa Metro Park off of State Route 81.”

M.E.S.A. stands for Medical Equipment Supplies Abroad and is a service project for the Rotary District 6600, which Ada’s club is a part of.