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ONU's Miss Minnesota is 4th runner-up in Miss America Pageant

Rebecca Yeh, Ohio Northern University student, and Miss Minnesota, became the 4th runner-up in the 2014 Miss America Pageant Sunday night in Atlantic City.

After winning Thursday's talent competition it was obvious that she would break through to the top 15 finalists, which she did. But she continued up the ladder and was among the last five finalists standing.

As fourth runner up she receives a $10,000 scholarship. 
3rd runner up - Miss Florida
2nd runner up - Miss Oklahoma
1st runner up - Miss California
Miss America 2014 - Miss New York

Ada comes up on top of the NWC "Battle of the 'Dogs"

By Dusty Donley

Strong defense and a big game from sophomore wide-out Blake Ansley, propelled the Ada football Bulldogs to a 20-0 Northwest Conference win, in chilly Columbus Grove last Friday night. Hauling in 8 receptions for 153 yards and 2 touchdowns, Ansley helped the Dogs advance their record to 3-0 on the season and 2-0 in the conference.

The game started slow, with both teams pitching a shut-out in the first quarter. Ada got on the board first, after just over seven minutes of play into second period, when senior quarterback Matt Wilcox hit Ansley on a fourth and five for a 35 yard touchdown. The extra point was blocked, giving Ada a 6-0 lead.

Nathan Davis winner of Icon's week 3 football contest

Nathan Davis is the winner of Week 3 of the Icon football contest, according to Corey Greer, contest judge. Davis, Melina Woods and Tater Hooker all correctly picked 11 games. Davis was declared the winner by virtue of the first tie-breaker. 

Other contestants:

10 correct - Adelyn Althaus, Ben Reineke, Bill Edwards, David Glick, Jim Dillman, Nathan Lamb and Todd Fleharty.

9 correct - Barry Schneck, Brad Smith, Coral Lamb, Duane Bollenbacher, John Clevidence, John Dailey, Mark Delisle, Nathan Curtis, Randy Stewart, Rich Johnson and Seth Burkholder.

ONU's own Miss Minnesota wins Miss American talent competition on Thursday

Hold on to your seats, Ada.

Miss Minnesota, Rebecca Yeh, 20,  an Ohio Northern University student, won the $2,000 scholarship in the talent competition in the Miss America contest, held Thursday night in Atlantic City.

She performed a violin solo and is reported to have said, "I'm going to sleep with this,"  while holding her award after the competition.

Yeh, who wants to be a pharmacist, said she has no plans to pursue a career in music, but loves playing the violin for others. She began taking lessons at 4 years of age because she was trying to keep up with her older brother, she said.

Carol Slane Florist to host Ada’s “cash mob” on Sept. 17

The secret’s out. The Buy Ada First Committee, planning the community’s fourth cash mob, this week announced the location of the event.

The cash mob takes place at one of Ada’s prominent retail businesses, Carol Slane Florist, 410 S. Main St., Ada, from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17.

“Shannan Brown welcomed our invitation to host this event,” said Heather Cox, member of the committee. “We hope to continue more cash mobs in Ada in the future.”

Funeral service Tuesday for Loyd Agin

Loyd W. Agin, age 83, died on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 6:40 pm at Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay.

He was born on August 11, 1930 in Ada, Ohio to Elmer Loyd and Mary Susan (Wherry) Agin and they preceded him in death. On August 4, 1961 he married Mary Beatrice "Bea" Griffith and she survives in Ada.

Loyd previously worked for Buckeye Pipeline. He worked at McCurdy Steel Product where he designed and built grain elevators. He retired from Ford Motor Company Lima Engine Plant where he worked as a welder in skilled trades.

He was a member of the UAW Local #1219. Ada First Presbyterian Church was his church home.