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National recognition to Scott Wills

Ranks 9th all-time in NCAA DIII women's tennis history with a winning percentage of 78.9

Ohio Northern head coach Scott Wills was recently honored as one of the nation's top NCAA Division III women's tennis coaches by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.

Wills currently ranks ninth all-time in NCAA Division III women's tennis history with a winning percentage of 78.9. His 19-year career record of 381-102 puts him 19th all-time on the NCAA Division III women's tennis wins list.

He is only nine wins away from the Ohio Athletic Conference women's tennis record of 390 wins by Baldwin Wallace's Jack Bethanfalvy, who went 390-300 from 1985-2018.

Justin L. “Jud” Dearth was retired from Ada street department

Worked for Ada Grain Elevator and Ada police department

Justin L. “Jud” Dearth, 82, passed away on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 ,at 7:30 a.m. at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

He was born on Jan. 23, 1938, in Hardin County to the late Jasper E. and Aezelda (Robnolte) Dearth.  

Jud previously worked for the Ada Grain Elevator for eight years, the Ada Police department for 12 years and retired from the Ada Village Street Department after working for 16 years.  He was a 1956 Ada High school graduate and served in the National Guard.

Letter: Presidential transition needed to protect America

The election is over, and President Trump lost

Icon viewers:
President Trump is trying to steal the election.

He's making false claims of fraud and refusing to help the transition to President-Elect Biden. That transition process should include briefings for President-Elect Biden  on national security and on the federal response to the pandemic, among other issues. President Trump is blocking those briefings.

The losers here are the American people.

Ada school board 70 years ago

Here's the Ada school board during the 1950-51 school year.

Can a viewer help us out with the identifications? The year book didn't list members by row. Here's the information from the yearbook:

We assume standing from left:
S.D. Peper, Rev. Lee Moore, vice-president, Ear Huber, president, Dr. C.H. Freeman.

We assume seated from left:
C.C. Roberson, Charles Hubbell, Dr. Floyd Elliiott, Earl Detrick, clerk.

Or, is it the other way around?

Carrie Slone was a nurse's aide with Community Health Professionals

Carrie L. Slone, 65, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at 12:04 p.m. at Lima Memorial Health System. 

She was born on March 2, 1955, in Lima to the late Leonard and Bernadine (Brewer) Ackerman. On Aug. 5, 1972  Carrie married David Slone and he survives in LaFayette.

Carrie was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, LaFayette.  She was a nurse’s aide with Community Health Professionals in Ada.

Here's last week's Icon poll results

Here's last week's Icon poll results. Take this week's poll asking about your Thanksgiving plans as they relate to covid-19.

Click here to take this week's poll.