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January 20, 2020

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Bradley Smith wins Icon's college football bowl contest

Bradley Smith won this year's Icon football college bowl contest. Smith correctly picked 19 winners. Six contestants were one win behind the winner. The Icon will hold a Super Bowl contest coming coon.

Some snow shoveling tips to avoid back pain

“Snow shoveling is one of those things that no one likes to do, but most of us have to do – living here in Northwest Ohio”, states Wanda Dean, MSPT and owner of Northwest Physical Therapy. “What often accompanies this chore is the aching back and the heating pad, making the rest of your day miserable.”  Dean goes on to state, “There are some things we can all do to prevent injury and make snow shoveling a chore that doesn’t have to cause pain.”

Here are some tips to keep you healthy and pain-free this winter while shoveling snow:

Men's soccer named Silver Recipient for NSCAA Ethics/Sportsmanship Award

By Andrew Korba

The Ohio Northern men's soccer team received a Silver Award for team ethics and sportsmanship, given by the National Soccer Collegiate Coaches Association.

The Polar Bears were just one of two Division III teams to win a silver award.

To be eligible, a team must receive zero red cards during the season, which includes both the regular and postseason.

A silver award means that ONU received between one and five yellow cards during their matches this year.

Ohio Northern finished the season with a 25-3-0 record and won their second straight OAC Regular Season Championship and third consecutive OAC Tournament Championship.

ONU’s Sebok Pharmacy Lecture to feature top cardiovascular pharmacogenomics expert

Julie A. Johnson, V. Ravi Chandran professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Florida Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine as well as director of the University of Florida Center for Pharmacogenomics, will be the guest speaker during the Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy’s fourth annual Sebok Pharmacy Lecture in ONU’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Jan. 18, at 1 p.m.

Johnson’s research focuses on cardiovascular pharmacogenomics. She leads a research group in the NIH-supported Pharmacogenomics Research Network, with a project focused on pharmacogenomics of antihypertensive drugs.

Michael Pawlitz named OAC wrestler of the week

By Andrew Korba

For the second time this season, junior Michael Pawlitz has been named OAC Wrestler of the Week.

On Saturday, Pawlitz recorded a pin in just 29 seconds as the No. 19 Ohio Northern wrestling team defeated Washington & Lee (Va.) 31-7.

He is 14-3 on the season at 197 pounds and also has a team high eight pins.

In addition, Pawlitz is ranked No. 9 at 197 pounds.

Ohio Northern will return to action on Friday at the Lycoming (Pa.) Duals at 9 am.

This colorful plaything is a fixture for Ada pre-schoolers

From time to time The Ada Icon posts a photo - really, just part of a photo of a familiar Ada image. Here's the first quiz for 2013. How well do you know Ada? For the answer check the photo below.

You'll find it at the Ada Public Library - children's section.