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Gary Richardson was a past member of Allen East school board

Gary Paul Richardson, 74, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, at 2:42 a.m. at his residence.

He was born on May 19, 1946, in Lima to Paul E. and Betty Jean (Rose) Richardson, Sr.  His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Harrod. On Nov. 28, 1965, Gary married Deborah K. Long and she survives in Harrod.

Gary was a lifelong farmer and a former member of the Ohio Farm Bureau.  He was a member of the Crossroads Church of God, Lima. He was a former member of the Allen East School Board and of the Allen Lima Leadership (ALL). Gary was a member of the Elks Lodge - Lima B.P.O.E. #54.

$10,000 PPG Foundation grant to ONU

For College of Engineering funding Lima Senior High School STEM Learning

Ohio Northern University has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the PPG Foundation on behalf of its coatings services facility located in Lima.

The funds will support the ONU College of Engineering’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities with students from Lima Senior High School.

With the grant funding, ONU’s engineering and computer science professors and students will provide interactive educational STEM experiences to students in the Engineering and Technology Program at Lima Senior.

The Engineering Technology Program is one of Lima Senior’s 11 Career and Technical Education offerings.

Ada-Liberty Township fire department answers the call

Members of the department helping Benton Ridge Fire Department following devastating fire

Ada-Liberty Township Volunteer Fire Department  is stepping up to give “mutual aid” to a neighboring fire department.

Following a recent devastating fire at the Benton Ridge Fire Department in Hancock County, members of the Ada department decided to launched a fund-raiser.

Adam Manley of the Ada department told the Icon, “We invite the Ada community to help us raise money to assist Benton Ridge.”

Here’s how Icon viewers can assist:
Ada-Liberty Township members are raising funds now until March 8 through a GoFundMe campaign.

So close!

Sumner hot streak almost leads Ada to upset over Lancers 

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Lady Bulldog point guard Courtney Sumner fired in a game-high 26 points, including the final 11 markers, in the nailbiting Ada regular season finale Thurday night vs. visiting Lincolnview.

The talented sophomore knocked down three of her five three-point field goals in the final five minutes to keep the Bulldogs in contention.

But her desperation triple from the right wing at the buzzer just missed sending the game to overtime, and homestanding Ada lost a 54-51 Northwest Conference thriller in a battle for seventh place.

Ada played its best game of the season but came up agonizingly short. 

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New opening are added to this list daily. Businesses interested in listing positions available should contact info@adaicon.com.

Dr. Karen Kier is Lifetime Leadership awardee

2020 Next-Generation Pharmacist award

Ohio Northern University pharmacy professor Dr. Karen Kier was recently recognized as a winner of one of the 2020 Next-Generation Pharmacist awards.

This is an annual awards program recognizing outstanding pharmacists, technicians, student pharmacists and industry advocates.

Kier, professor of clinical pharmacy, director of assessment and director of the HealthWise Drug and Health Information Center at ONU, was winner in the “Lifetime Leadership” category.