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Tip from the Icons and Ohio News Media Association

Tip from the Icons and Ohio News Media Association.

Alex Morgan is in today's AHS senior spotlight

In cooperation with Ada schools, the Ada Icon will post each of the Ada High School class of 2020 seniors in the spotlight. Alex Morgan is today's senior in the spotlight.

Sign-up starts for Ada youth football

Programs available for youth K to 6th grade • new website enables online registration

It’s only May, but Ada youth football registration (K through 6th grade) is now underway, according to Adam West, coach.

“This is the first year we are using online registration on our new website,” said West. Here’s what you need to know:

You can register on the website by clicking here or going to:

West said that it is important to registering early to help determine how many coaches and volunteers are needed this season.  

Antibody testing comes to the region

Thanks to ONU-Lima Memorial partnership

Lima Memorial Health System, in partnership with Ohio Northern University, announced this week that it is offering antibody testing for COVID-19 (SARS Coronavirus 2 IgG Antibody testing).

This testing capability is the next fundamental step in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. The first critical step was announced in April as Lima Memorial partnered with Ohio Northern University to offer same-day COVID-19 testing through the highly reliable PCR molecular testing platform.

Coronavirus and your pet

Here’s what you need to know

This article provided by Ohio Northern University HealthWise Pharmacy.

Many people are concerned about how COVID-19 might affect their pets. Here's what you need to know.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has set out to answer questions about how coronavirus affects your furry friends. The information is limited at this time, but the risk of pets spreading the virus in people is thought to be low.

Weekend doctor: What is Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)?

The patient has difficulty with solid foods and may feel like food gets “stuck” in the throat or chest

By Brenda Keller, APRN-CNP, Certified Nurse Practitioner
Gastroenterology Associates of Northwest Ohio

Eosinophilic esophagitis, or “EoE” for short, is a condition that affects the esophagus, the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. In cases of EoE, the esophagus has cells called eosinophils.

Eosinophils are not normally found in the esophagus. They are cells associated with allergies. The exact cause of EoE is unknown but thought to be related to food allergies.