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July 19, 2019

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Bernie and Brenda Mackey and Ada Lions collect glasses for re-use around the world

Bernie Mackey and his wife, Brenda, help people see clearly.

The Mackeys, with the Ada Lions Club, have collected used eyeglasses in the Ada community and beyond for about 10 years.

These eyeglasses are collected from people who have dropped old glasses off at local collection sites.

These collection sites iinclude Eyes on Main, VFW, Ada Public Library, Kenny's Barbershop, Keith's Hardware, Reichert's, Ada Visiting Nurses and Shawnee Optical.

After picking up the glasses at these various sites Bernie and Brenda take them to Vosh Ohio in Pandora, an eyeglass sorting site.

Here’s area students on the spring ONU dean’s list

Several students from Hardin County area school district surrounding Ada were named to the spring Ohio Northern University dean’s list.

To be eligible, a student must attain a 3.5 grade point average or higher and be a full-time student.

The area students are listed below.

Update from Blanchard Pleasant Buckeyes

The Blanchard Pleasant Buckeyes met on Monday, July 8 in the Hardin Northern Ag Building.  Here's an overview of that meeting:

The meeting was led by president Megan Miller. Recreation for the night was gaga ball ran by Heidi Trachsel.  Pledge of Allegiance was led by Cameron Wykes and the 4-H Pledge by Hayden Sampson. Mariann Woodruff gave a presentation over her project. Trivia was given by Carl Woodruff and Wesley Linke.

The Lord’s Prayer was led by Aidan Gatchell. Refreshments were provided by Hayden Sampson and Wesley Linke.

Police report for July 8-15

The following Ada police reports were provided to the Icon by the Hardin County Sheriff’s office. They cover July 8 to 15:

July 9
Traffic stop, Klingler Rd.
Traffic stop, Community Market, 945 S. Main St.
Animal call, 117 Franklin Ave.
Road block, junction of C.R. 15 and C.R. 60
Traffic stop, Keith's Hardware, 106 S. Johnson St.
Possible narcotics incident, swimming pool, 426 South Park Dr.
Medical emergency, 113 S. Gilbert St.
Fire, junction of S.R. 235 and S.R. 309

ODOT seeks feedback for first-ever pedestrian and bicycle plan

Take the survey linked in this story

Recent trends in safety, demographics, and demand have spurred the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to develop its first-ever policy plan for walking and biking. Stakeholder and public engagement will help ensure that policies and investments meet the needs of people walking and biking.

The Walk.Bike.Ohio plan will guide Ohio's bike and pedestrian transportation policies and investments in infrastructure and programs. It is looking at current and potential programs and policies, not at specific projects.

Ada's Ethan Daniels recognized at swim championships

Senior swim team members were recognized during this past weekend's Western Ohio Aquatic League championships, including Ethan Daniels, from Ada Alligators. The entire list of league seniors follows:
Ada Alligators: ​
Ethan Daniels

Bluffton Sardines
Tanner Pinks, Andrew Bertka, Amanda Speicher, Jordan Siefer

Kenton Marlins
Haley Hunt, Mason Manns

Shawnee Tide
Madi Gendreau, Lauren Mayers

Sherwood Sharks
Khloe Kaskocsak, Cayla Butler, Jacob Michael

Van Wert Marlins: ​
Noah Arend

Wapak Waves: ​
Tristan Gesler, Danica Zink