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Ada Friends - mentoring program between Ada school youth and ONU students - organizing for 2013-14

Imagine a program that matches Ada kindergarteners through eighth graders with a college student mentor.

Such a program exists.

Ada Friends, organized in 1991 through the Ohio Northern University Religious Life staff, last school year matched 74 Ada students with college mentors. Applications for this school year’s program are now being accepted, according to Jerrod Amstutz, an ONU senior, student coordinator. 

The ONU Religious Life Staff is under the dirction of David MacDonald, ONU chaplain.

28th annual Harvest and Herb Fest' closer than you think - here's the booth application form

The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce's 28th annual Ada Harvest and Herb Festival is closer than you think!

This year's festival is Saturday, Sept. 21, in downtown Ada. Booths registrations are begin accepted and details about this year's festival are now available.

Two attachments at the bottom of this story provide a copy of the booth application form and the booth regulations and requirements.

Persons with specific questions about booths at this year's event may contact Scott and Arlene Allison, at 419-634-1144.


Butterfly migration celebration Sept. 8

The Allen County Master Gardener Association will be hosting The Butterfly Migration Celebration on Sunday, September 8, 2013 beginning at 2:00 p.m. at The Children’s Garden in Lima.

This unique event features the release of dozens of monarch butterflies; butterfly-themed children’s activities; an educational butterfly presentation and much more.

The Children’s Garden is currently funded exclusively by donations and is staffed by volunteers.  The Allen County Master Gardener Association relies on the support of the community to continue maintaining the garden and offering educational opportunities to the residents of the region.

Community feedback to HomeTown Competitiveness Program appreciated

Last week, the Village Voice was an invitation to join Village officials and representatives from Ohio Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP) for a public meeting regarding a USDA community initiative grant.

The Village wishes to thank those who came out to the Community Health Professionals building on Monday evening to hear about the HomeTown Competitiveness Program through the USDA.

More information regarding the program will be forthcoming, but community interest has been the cornerstone of this particular grant program. Having members of the community take time to express interest, ask questions, and offer feedback is greatly appreciated!

The week in weather

According to Guy Verhoff, local weather observer, this past week has been fairly typical of late August weather.  The saving grace of these steamy days is that we do know fall is right around the corner.

The temperatures from Monday, Aug. 19 through Monday, Aug. 26 saw highs in the low to mid-80's with overnight lows ranging from the mid-50's to mid-60's.  Most would agree, not too bad at all. 

We did get some precipitation, with most all (over a quarter of an inch) falling on the afternoon of Thursday, August 22.

For complete statistics for this week, please click on the link below.

Police docket for August 19-25

August 19

Handled Neighbor Trouble Complaint, Report taken for Info Only Report taken for Possession of Marijuana

  • Handled 911 Hang Up on N Main St

  • Handled Suspious Vehicle Complaint on W North St

  • Assist Other Agency

  • Assist EMS on N Main

August 20