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December 2, 2020

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"We are continuing to care for patients here at BVHS”

Icon Q and A with hospital officials concerning recent covid-19 developments

Earlier today The Icon talked with Scott Malaney, president and CEO, and Dr. William Kose, vice president of special projects, Blanchard Valley Health System, to clarify some covid-19 updates concerning BVHS. This is a follow-up to the Nov. 16 interview headlined: "Covid-19 is no hoax."

Are positive COVID patients being transferred out of Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS), to other hospitals?

Bill Hoffer was retired as a custodian at ONU

William J. “Bill” Hoffer, age 70, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 ,at 12:45 p.m. at his residence in Ada, surrounded by his family.

He was born on March 13, 1950, in Bluffton to the late Roy and Mary (Dunbar) Hoffer, Jr.  On Feb. 2, 1979, Bill married Diana M. Newland and she survives in Ada.

Bill worked as a custodian at Ohio Northern University, Ada.  He was an avid NASCAR and Ohio State Buckeye Fan.  Bill enjoyed art and doing paint by number on his IPad. He was a member of the Bluffton High School class of 1968.

Ron Klingler steps down from his volunteer park board post

Served on the Ada park board for 26 years • Fred Reichert is his replacement

Ron Klingler has stepped down from his volunteer position as a member of  the Ada Park Board. He has served on the board for 26 years and was recognized during his final meeting held Nov. 16.

Jane Lee, park board clerk, said that many improvements took place in the park while Klingler served on the board. These include the addition of two new shelter houses, a new fence around the football field, repaving of the basketball courts and a complete electrical rewiring of the entire park.

The new shelter house completed this fall will be available for rental use next summer. The enclosed structure is 30 by 70 feet.

Ada second graders talk turkey

Actually, the drew turkeys and you may view them here

Hey, you turkey!

Some of us eat turkey on Thanksgiving. The president pardons one each year, and rumor falsely claims that Benjamin Franklin wanted to make the turkey the national bird. There’s even vegan turkeys.

And now, there are Ada second grader turkeys.

The Icon lifted several examples of this proud birds from Ada Bulldogs Facebook. Each is created by an Ada second grader. You will find second graders to be very creative.

For example, there's a Spiderman turkey, plus one dressed as a clown, a Ninja turtle, in bubble gum, a Santa and our featured turkey that resembles a flamingo.

U.S. Postal Service holiday stamps are here

The Ada post office has an assortment of holiday-related stamps for persons sending cards, gift packages and letter this holiday season.

These include stamps featuring:
• Our Lady of Guapulo 
• Christmas ornaments
• Kwanzaa
• Hanukkah

The postal service recommends the following ship by dates to keep in mind for gifts to arrive on time:
• Friday, Dec. 18 - first class mail
• Saturday, Dec. 19 - Priority Mail Service
• Thursday, Dec. 23 - Priority Mail Express Service

So, you think you know Ada? The answer

Our hint from yesterday was "it's part of forgotten Ada." Don't know if that helped. Check the photo below for the answer and think "bank burglar alarm."