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December 2, 2020

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Musketeers too much for Bulldogs

By Cort Reynolds
FT. JENNINGS - The visiting Ada boys basketball team lost 59-40 at hot-shooting Fort Jennings in a Saturday night non-league hoop contest.

The Bulldogs led 4-0 early, but then FJ reeled off the next 11 points to take control and never trailed again.

The Musketeers were on top 15-7 after one period and then pulled away to a 31-12 intermission advantage. FJ continued its fine shooting by outscoring the Bulldogs 17-4 in the third period. 

Ada found its shooting touch late as they out-pointed FJ 24-11 in the final stanza. The Bulldogs tallied 16 through the first three periods. 

Miranda Wills Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative Ada student of the month

Student council president is active in many school activities

Miranda Wills, Ada High School senior, is the Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative Ada December student of the month.

Miranda is active in several school organizations including:
• Student council president
• Language Club
• Aspiration Team
• Film Club
• Dogs Volunteer
• Quiz bowl
•Our Lady of Lourdes Youth Group

• And athletic activities:
• Volleyball team
• Basketball team
• Tennis team
• Club volleyball
• Volunteer coach, Ada Tennis Association
• Fellowship of Christian Athletes

She is the daughter of Scott and Jamie Wills. 

Ohio Athletic Conference announces winter schedules

Basketball • indoor track and field • wrestling • swimming and diving

The Ohio Athletic Conference has announced its league schedules for basketball, swimming and diving, indoor track and field and wrestling for the 2021 seasons.

Competition across all seven sports will begin the weekend of Jan. 22-23 and will be limited to conference-only opponents.

Conference championships for indoor track and field will be held at Otterbein with the women competing on Feb. 26 with the men following on Feb. 27.

The basketball tournaments will feature all 10 teams and will run from March 1-6 on campus sites.

The swimming and diving OAC Championships meet will be March 25-27 at Akron.

Bulldog boy cagers rebuild under veteran coach

After 25 years Jon Cook returns to coach varsity bball

Story and photos by Cort Reynolds
ADA - Experienced former Ada head coach Jon Cook returns to the helm 25 years after he was first hired as a Bulldog coach in 2020-21 facing the difficult and perhaps unprecedented task of making the Bulldogs competitive despite several program defections and delays to practice due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

He replaces Dre White, who resigned roughly three weeks before practice was supposed to start in October after four seasons of rebuilding the Bulldog program back to respectability.

Donna Christopher, ONU alum, plays key role

In covid-19 vaccine development

FROM ONU FACEBOOK - With the recent reporting that three of the COVID-19 vaccines currently in development are highly effective, it’s easy to jump right to the question of “when will we get it?”

While it is impossible to know that at present, we can shed some light on how we got to the point where asking that question is even possible. And for that answer, we need to look to those who worked tirelessly this summer to fast-track the global clinical trials that have delivered the much-needed good news.

Ohio Northern University alumna Donna Christopher, BSPh ’87, is a global vice president of operations for Almac Clinical Services, a division of the Almac Group.

William Wireman, Jr., 1952 - 2020

William Wireman, Jr., 68, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, at 3 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health System.

He was born on March 17, 1952, to the late William and Hester (Prater) Wireman, Sr.  William married Margaret “Maggie” Hawk and she survives in Waynesfield.

William previously worked as a truck driver for Otis Wright.

It was his wish to be cremated.  There will be no services at this time.