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July 19, 2019

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Ada swimmers 4th at WOAL title meet

Carlie Oldfield wins 4 races; Lily Baumgartner captured first in 3 events

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Ada swim team finished a solid fourth out of eight teams at the 39th annual Elks West Ohio Aquatic League championship meet Friday and Saturday at the Bluffton pool.

Westside won the combined team meet, as well as the boys and girls team crowns. Bluffton took second in all three of the final team standings.

Ada came in fourth overall and fourth in the boys team results, while the Alligator girls ended up fifth.

Grief Trails program offers helps youngsters affected by death of loved ones

Although children may appear to be less affected by the death of a loved one, there are many questions, fears and worries as they attempt to make sense of the loss and deal with the changes.

Grief Trails is a program that allows children, ages 6-12 years old, to learn about the importance of communicating their emotions and needs to others while working hands-on with gentle horses. The children come together with their peers in an encouraging environment and participate in activities that will help them express their feelings, learn effective communication tools and have fun at the same time.

Mosquito season: how to fight back

Ways to keep yourself and your family safe from mosquitoes

Note: this article is provided by Ohio Northern University Healthwise Pharmacy.
The number of illnesses caused by tick, mosquito and flea bites has more than tripled over 12 years, according to the CDC. But there are ways to keep yourself safe.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 640,000 cases of these illnesses were reported from 2004 through 2016.

Weekend doctor: What is your Code Status?

By Karen Bishop, RN, ADON
The Heights at Birchaven
Maybe you or a family member have been asked by a health care professional, “What is your code status?” Most people respond by saying they have a living will. Let us discuss the difference between a living will and a code status.

Ada Rotary Club beginnings

By Leland Crouse
The Ada Rotary Club opened its membership to women in 1990. Karen Cooper, assistant to the law dean at Ohio Northern University, became the first women member when she was inducted into the organization by Dave Retterer, club president. Cooper is not entirely new to the Rotary, for she belonged to the Rotary Ann Club when her husband, Ken, was a Rotarian in Ft. Dodge, Iowa.

ONU emeritus artist seeks inspiration from water environments

Several of Judith Greavu's works are in the collection of Jane's Art Center, Florida

Judith Greavu, associate professor emeritus in art at Ohio Northern, was recently featured in a Facebook post from Jane's Art Gallery in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. She is also featured on the Center’s website.

 The gallery is an eclectic fine art exhibition space featuring art from American and European artists.

Here’s a compilation of photos and comments from Greavu from the Center’s website.