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ONU's Student Safety Week to focus on personal safety, dating and human trafficking

Ohio Northern University will begin its third annual Student Safety Week, featuring a number of activities, on Sept. 9.

Sponsored by the ONU Security Office, in partnership with the ONU Student Senate, the ONU Panhellenic Council, the ONU Interfraternity Council and the ONU Student Planning Committee, the event will touch on subjects such as personal safety, dating violence and human trafficking.

You may enter the Icon's high school football contest now!

Welcome to another season of the Icon weekly football contest.

Meanwhile, back in 1953


Ada residents were in the spirit of the Buckeye State during the 1953 Ohio sesquicentennial celebration.

Here's a photo from the Ada Public Library's historic photo collection of some Ada residents "playing pioneers" in 1953.

Front from left, Dr. C.E. Wintringham, Dr. Alger Tipple (Ada dentist), Mary Tipple and Clyde Lamb.

Back from left, Madge Weimer, Ron Parshall, Phoebe Lamont, Katie L. Hanson, Gayle Zimmerman, Wilma Wintringham, Alice Marshall, Rev. Harry Bright (Methodist), and Genevieve Wheelock.

The Icon welcomes comments on this photo from viewers.

Sam Slavik named assistant baseball coach at Ohio Northern

By Tim Glon

Sam Slavik has been named an assistant baseball coach at Ohio Northern University. He will be the pitching coach and also the head JV coach.

In the summer of 2013, Slavik was on the coaching staff for the Lima Locos of the Great Lakes Colliegate Baseball League. The Locos captured 2nd place in the league and finished with a 25-19 overall record.

Kiwanis Club: Want to hear a good fishing story - read on...

Ada Kiwanis members went fishing - in a manner of speaking - on Aug. 20.

Here's the story:

Kiwanis member Harold Friesner reported on the annual fishing trip made by several Kiwanis members Harold Friesner, Charles Van Dyne, Bruce Neely and John Berg, along with four others Jim Turner, David Schmidt, Dick Hubbard and Karlton Plaugher.

The trip was taken to Ontario, Canada, a little east of Thunder Bay. The trip has been made by various Ada residents since 1972.

2013 Hardin County Fair week is closer than you think

Hardin County Fair week is just around the corner. This year’s fair opens on Tuesday, Sept. 3, and runs through Sunday, Sept. 8. Ada schools will be closed on Tuesday, Sept. 3, for "fair day."

To view the entire week-long schedule, click here.

Gates open daily at 7:30 a.m. and close at 10 p.m. Open class and junior fair exhibits must be in place by 9 p.m., Sept. 2. The fair officially opens at 7:30 a.m. on Sept. 3.