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1987-88 Ada HS choir officers

Meet the 1987-88 Ada High School choir officers. From left: S. Bhattacharya, D. West, L. Compton, T. Robinson, H. Fries, K. Moser and K. Rex. Absent is S. Fisher.

31 school years ago in Ada

Members of the Ada Student Council (7th grade through 12th grade) in the 1987-88 school year.

Front from left: G. Podijil, J. Fox, B. Clum.

Second row: H. Strayer, A. Reese, B. Young.

Third row: Mr. Lusk, B. Madison, T. Hazelton, C. Dearth.

Fourth row: L. Brown, K. Faulkneer, C. Griffin, K. Moser.

Top row: P. Gordon, J. Campoli, S. Fisher, B. Rasmey and S. Bhattacharya.

Sousa comes to Ada - Oct. 24, 1892

This combination city hall and theater stood on East Buckeye Avenue, the site of the current municipal building, between 1881 and 1930s

This article is the first of several pieces on the village’s history and written by members of The Ada Historical Society.

Sousa Comes to Ada - October 24, 1892

By Paul Logsdon, retired Ohio Northern University Librarian and Archivist
In Fall of 1892, a happy set of events brought John Philip Sousa and his Great Marine Corps. Band to Ada.

The first of these was the completion of the Ada Opera House 11 years earlier. This combination city hall and theater stood on East Buckeye Avenue, the site of the current municipal building, between 1881 and  1930s.

Oldest alums at alumni weekend in 1989

From a 1989 photo - The oldest man and woman attending ONU's alumni weekend were Dr. Calvin Jackson of Kenton and Mrs. Jesse Klingler of Ada.

Dr. Jackson received a B.A. in 1927. Mrs. Klingler received an arts certificate in 1914. The honorees received the Willis cane and pitcher. Gov. Willis was an ONU graduate, well-known for his oratory, who was entering the race for U.S. president when he died suddenly.

(Photo from Leland Crouse collection)

The class of 1910

The Ada High School graduating class of 1910 had nine girls and 16 boy members. Sorry to say, that we don't know their names. This photo is from an early Ada High School yearbook.

Ever wonder about the meaning behind "Betz" high above Main Street?

From Ada's Past - David O. Betz, one of Ada leading citizens and director of the Northwestern Ohio School of Piano Tuning.

This article is the first of several pieces on the village’s history and written by members of The Ada Historical Society.

Prior to WWI, a person strolling Ada’s streets of a summer’s eve would likely have heard the sound of piano music issuing from parlors along the way. Some may have come from player or mechanical pianos and some from pianists.

Helping to maintain this melodious flow was David O. Betz, one of Ada leading citizens and director of the Northwestern Ohio School of Piano Tuning.

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