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Wearing a mask in public - here's what Icon viewers said

Wearing masks in public - here's what Icon viewers said.

A slide show you won't want to miss

It features the 2020 Ada High School graduates and families

Here's a slide show you won't want to miss. You may even want to watch it twice. It's the Ada High School class of 2020 graduation slide show.

Not only featuring the graduates, you'll see brothers, sisters, moms, dads and even grandparents. 

The background music is even fitting. It's Sir Edward Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance. Sit back and enjoy the show. (From the Ada Bulldogs Facebook).

Sarah May Peltier was a former Ada HS music teacher

Former Ada High School music teacher, Sarah May Peltier, 82, died May 21, 2020, at home in Chardon, Ohio. 

Survivors include her husband, David, and three children, Dawn (Bill) Weaver, Darren (Cheryl) Peltier and Drew Peltier. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Kayla Weaver, Billy Weaver, Mary Weaver, Jack Weaver and David Peltier. 

In 1980, the family moved to Ada, where she taught music and directed choirs at Ada High, Hardin Northern and Findlay City Schools. 

OHSAA to expand football playoffs in 2021

Board of Directors approves expansion from 8 to 12 qualifiers per region

During its May meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to expand the OHSAA football playoffs from eight schools per region to 12 beginning in the 2021 season. The 9-0 affirmative vote was given to a recommendation from the OHSAA staff, which was based on a proposal from the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association.

Weekend doctor: The rise of spring allergies: Fact or fiction?

By Maria Slack, MD, MMSc

This spring allergy season could be the worst yet, or at least that is what you might hear or be feeling. Every year is particularly bad for allergy sufferers, but are spring allergies this year really worse?

While it’s true that allergies are on the rise and affecting more Americans than ever, each spring isn’t necessarily worse than the last. The prevalence of allergies is surging upward, with as many as 30 percent of adults and up to 40 percent of children having at least one allergy.

There are many events that can help predict how bothersome the spring allergy season will be and why allergies are increasing:

What's a motto with Mr. Klein?

Here's a video of the 2020 Ada HS Baccalaureate service

Ada High School's 2020 Baccalaureate service was videtaped and provided to the Ada Icon to share with viewers.

The service was held virtually on May 20.  

This year’s Baccalaureate address, “What’s a Motto with Mr. Klein? Life Lessons for the Class of 2020”  was given by Josh Klein, Ada High School math teacher.  

The service included the traditional faculty, community and pastoral blessings as well as the graduate slide show. 

This event is sponsored and organized by the Ada Ministerial Association, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and a senior parent committee.