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ONU to commemorate MLK Jr. Day with week of activities

Ohio Northern University will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. celebration week with a number of activities commemorating the civil rights leader. The ONU Cultural and Special Events Committee and the Office of Multicultural Development are sponsoring these events, which begin on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

ONU to present ‘The Soul Rebels’

Ohio Northern University’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts will present The Soul Rebels Brass Band in the Stambaugh Theater on Friday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is being held in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration week at ONU.

The Soul Rebels is an eight-piece New Orleans-based brass ensemble that incorporates elements of soul, jazz, funk, hip-hop, rock and pop music within a contemporary brass band framework. The band grew from their New Orleans brass style out of the desire of original members Lumar LeBlanc and Derrick Moss to play the music they heard on the radio with respect to the New Orleans brass band tradition.

Ada O. Legge, 1918 - 2013

Ada O. Legge, 94, died at 3:45 p.m. Jan. 6, 2013, at Lost Creek Care Center, Lima.

She was born Jan. 23, 1918, in Prestonsburg, Ky., to Willie and Hulda Hall Adams, who preceded her in death. On Aug. 9, 1935, she married John W. Legge, who died Sept. 17, 1981.

Mrs. Legge was a homemaker.

Survivors include a son, John L. (Nancy) Legge, of Waynesfield; three daughters, Eileen Kindle, of Dunkirk, Katherine (Dave) Mallow, of Botkins, and Jane Bailey, of Deltona, Fla.; and 24 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

Ada Public Library adds new CD collection

The Ada Public Library is starting off the new year with some additions to it's growing collections, according to Amanda Bennett, library director.

Along with more new books and DVDs for patrons to borrow, the library has begun a collection of music CDs.  Until now, the library did not offer compact discs.  

Ms. Bennett told the Icon that she enjoyed picking music across many different genres and added that the library hopes to build a collection that will appeal to a wide range of musical tastes. 

IRS plans Jan. 30 tax season opening for 1040 filers

Following the January tax law changes made by Congress under the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA), the Internal Revenue Service announced today it plans to open the 2013 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on Jan. 30.

The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on that date after updating forms and completing programming and testing of its processing systems. This will reflect the bulk of the late tax law changes enacted Jan. 2. The announcement means that the vast majority of tax filers -- more than 120 million households -- should be able to start filing tax returns starting Jan 30.

Wrestlers remain ranked No. 19 in fifth NWCA Division III Poll; Kwiat and Pawlitz still in individual rankings

By Tim Glon

The Ohio Northern wrestling team is ranked No. 19 in the fifth weekly Brute-National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III poll for the 2012-13 season.

The Polar Bears (6-1 overall), under 25th-year head coach Ron Beaschler, one of only two Ohio Athletic Conference teams in the poll, which ranks the top 30 teams in the country.

Northern was ranked No. 19 in the fourth poll, was No. 17 in the third poll, was No. 13 in the second poll and was No. 10 in the first poll.

Individually, two ONU wrestlers are ranked in the top 10 of their respective weight classes.