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Special council meeting Aug. 11 addresses pay ordinance

Ada council will meet in special session at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 11, according to Angela Polachek, village human resources coordinator.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and take action on pay ordinance 2020-15.

This meeting will only be available via WebEx virtual meeting. Guests may attend the meeting virtually by following the information below:

Meeting link: https://adaoh.webex.com/adaoh/j.php?MTID=mcb6e53db7b94911309fbceb530ed6c...

Meeting number:  129 387 1617 

Health department holds special meeting Tuesday to discuss fair plans

Kenton Hardin Health Department will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 11, in the second floor conference room.

The meeting is being held to discuss the fair plans. The Board also plans on going into executive session to discuss personnel. 

Lincoln Highway Buy-Way yard sale this weekend

No charge to post your garage sale on Ada Icon

It’s time for the Lincoln Highway Buy-Way Yard Sale. This year’s sale takes place Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 13-14-15.

The Ada Icon will post all garage sales received during this, the biggest weekend of the garage sale season.

All garage sales are also posted on the Icon’s printer-friendly garage sale map. There is no charge to post a garage sale on the Icon and all sales are automatically posted on both Ada Icon and Bluffton Icon.

Send garage sales to: info@adaicon.com. The Icon will respond to sends with a message line “thanks, got it.”

World War II history course available virtually

Russ Crawford's Monday evening class is open to the public

Russ Crawford, professor of history at Ohio Northern University, will present a course on World War II that is available virtually to the public at no charge.

Interested persons may email Crawford at r-crawford.2@onu.edu. He will send interested persons a link to join the class online. 

Classes are Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and continue on Mondays through Nov. 9.

“The class focuses on the World Wars, from 1914 to 1945,” he said. “They are the axle around which the 20thcentury turned.”

School lunches start with cheeseburger on a bun

Here's the August Ada school menu. The first day of classes is Monday, Aug. 24.

Meal prices:
• Breakfast Kindergarten to 12th: $1.25
Reduced: 30 cents
• Lunch prices:
K to 5: $2.15
6 to 12: $2.40
Reduced: 40 cents
Kindergarten students need 50 extra cents for an afternoon snack milk

It's a new school year - perhaps 110 schools ago

Today starts classes for the 2020-21 academic year at Ohio Northern University. Here's a colorized post card photo showing a much earlier student body. We're not certain of the year, but based on student dress, it feels like circa 1910.

And, it appears that bow ties are never really out of fashion.

The wording at the bottom of the photo reads: "An acre of students on Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio."

This photo is from the collection of the Ada Public Library.