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June 16 mobile household collection canceled

The Mobile Household Hazardous Waste unit scheduled for Tuesday, June 16, at the Hardin County Sheriff's Office has been cancelled due to the COVID 19 pandemic.  

Watch the Icon or visit the North Central Ohio Solid Waste District website at www.ncowaste.org for up to date information.

Antibody testing for COVID now available

Through Blanchard Valley Health System

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) is now offering antibody testing for COVID-19.

Patients who would like to know if they have had COVID-19 should contact their primary care provider who will then order a test through the BVHS outpatient laboratory.

Unlike the nasal swabs that test for active COVID-19 infections, the antibody test is taken through a blood draw. The antibodies will typically show-up about one to two weeks after someone has been infected with COVID-19. 

The BVHS outpatient laboratory is working in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic to test for antibodies.

Bluffton Ride to Remember goes virtual this summer

Several Ada bikers have participated in previous rides

The Bluffton Lions Foundation will host the 6th annual Ride to Remember in a virtual format this summer.

The public ride that was scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 11, will now be a ride that riders will complete on their own anytime from now until the end of July.

Maps with routes will be provided, but riders may also complete routes in their own communities, or through spinning indoors. The registration fee for the virtual ride will be a donation to the Bluffton Pathways Project, which will be collected during the online registration process.

Bluffton Hospital will test all patients coming for scheduled surgeries, procedures

Change from previous practice

Bluffton Hospital has initiated COVID-19 testing for all patients coming to the hospital for scheduled surgeries and procedures. 

This is a change from the previous practice of testing only those exhibiting symptoms of the disease and referred by their primary care physicians.

The hours of operation for pre-surgery and procedure swabbing at Bluffton Hospital follows:
• Mondays through Fridays – 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Weekends – 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Persons need to contact their physician to schedule a pre-surgery or procedure swabbing.

Reynolds article posted on Celtics blog

Ada Icon sports writer, Cort Reynolds, has an article he wrote posted this week on the SB Nation, Celtics blog.

The article title is "What if the Celtics and Lakers had switched conferences in the 1980s." The article's focus is on the notion that Boston would have likely have doubled its titles in the weak West instead of the rugged East of the 1980s.

The article was posted as part of "What If?" week on the SB National family of websites.

To read the article click here.

Beatitudes will provide free lunches for youths this summer

Beatitudes, 210 N. Main St., will again providing free lunches to Ada area school children starting Tuesday, June 2. Sack lunch's may be picked up from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Beatitudes.

Parents and caregivers must call to register youths for the summer lunch program at 419-788-9459 by Thursday, May 28.  
 

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