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Lady Bulldog cagers sweep Tigers

Drops NWC contest vs. Lincolnview

By Cort Reynolds
WAYNESFIELD - Visiting Ada outscored Waynesfield-Goshen 36-22 in the second and fourth quarters to lead the way to a 53-43 victory in non-league girls basketball Tuesday evening.

The Lady Bulldogs trailed 9-8 after the first period, yet they took control with a 19-9 second stanza to grab a nine-point halftime lead.

W-G crept within 36-30 heading to the fourth quarter. But the Bulldogs won the final stanza 17-13 to win by 10.

Ada improved to 7-14 with the win, while W-G ended its season 4-18 with the defeat.

ONU women snap two-game slide

Brandon Waugh ties career-high with five 3-pointers in men's loss

The Ohio Northern women's basketball team inched closer to securing a first-round home game at the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament Wednesday night inside the ONU Sports Center. The Polar Bears downed Otterbein 69-59 to snap their modest two-game losing streak. 

The victory improved Northern to 16-6 overall and 10-5 in OAC play. The loss dropped the Otterbein to 11-11 overall and 6-9 in conference action. 

With three regular-season games remaining, ONU needs one win or a loss by either Marietta or Capital to secure a top-four seed. 

A garage sale in February?

Yes - at County Line Church's barn, Feb. 29

County Line Church is hosting a "Leap into Spring" garage sale in their barn, at 4227 N. Hardin Rd., on Saturday, Feb. 29, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Local vendors will be selling second-hand items, including vintage, antiques, household items, clothes, plus handmade crafts, homemade foods and products from home-based businesses in the church’s multi-purpose barn. 

The youth group will be selling snacks. 

The proceeds from table rentals and snack sales will go to help support the church’s clothing pantry, which offers free clothing and accessories to anyone in need.

Illinois contestant wins Icon's Oscars contest

Alisha White, a contestant from Illinois,  is the winner of the Icon's Oscars Contest. She had 7 out of 8 answers correct. 

The award for Best Picture went to Parasite. This is the first time that an international film has been awarded Best Picture. Parasite also was awarded Best Original Screenplay and Best International Film (this category was not covered in the Icon contest). The director of Parasite, Bong Joon Ho, was awarded Best Director.

Melissa Gossard will join Hardin County Sports Hall of Fame

Induction at Upper Scioto Valley in May

Ada teacher and long-time volleyball coach, Melissa Gossard, will be inducted with the 2020 class of the Hardin County Sports Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is at Upper Scioto Valley High School on Saturday, May 9.

She is a 1991 Hardin Northern HS graduate who was an all-Ohioan in volleyball and basketball. She finished her basketball career with 1,127 points scored.

Upon having a four-year career at Ashland University, she returned to Hardin County where she coached for 21 seasons. She is the winningest coach in Ada High School history.

Watch the Icon for more information about the event and a feature on Gossard.

No confirmed coronavirus cases in Ohio

Greatest risk remains for people who have recently traveled to China

To date there have been 15 confirmed cases in the United States, and no confirmed cases in Ohio. 

The novel virus causing the expanding outbreak of respiratory illness centered in China has been officially named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization.  

While there are 15 confirmed cases in the US, the virus is not spreading in the community and the vast majority of people in the United States have a low risk of exposure to the virus.