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Ada American Legions meets Tuesday

Ada American Legion Post 185 will hold a meeting Tuesday, Sept. 22, at the VFW Hall north of Ada at 7 p.m.  All members are encouraged to attend.  Proper health requirements will be observed.

Family fun with pre-schools offered in October

Extension office program aimed at Head Start Centers

 OSU Extension invites Icon viewers to share with colleagues, teachers, parent advocates, and parents/guardians a virtual program offered to all Head Start centers in Ohio.

Jamie Dellifield, extension educator, family and consumer sciences from the Hardin extension office, provided the Icon with these details of the program.

The program is geared towards parents and guardians with children who attend Head Start.

Student dropoff and pickup location changes coming Oct. 5 to Ada schools

The school has identified safety concerns with its current flow of traffic during arrival and dismissal times

Beginning Monday, Oct. 5, Ada Schools will change its morning and afternoon transportation locations. 

The change came about because the school has identified safety concerns with its current flow of traffic during arrival and dismissal times.

"Based upon observations by administrators, the transportation director, and the school resource officer, we feel it is necessary to make changes to our current transportation procedures," said Meri Skilliter, Ada superintendent.

• The north entrance, off of State Route 81 will now be the new bus loading and unloading zone.

• The south entrance, off Grand Avenue will become the student drop off and pick up location.

Galion CC festival cancelled

Ada was among 100 teams to participate

Ada CC meet cancelled
By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Ada was scheduled to run in the Galion Cross Country Festival Saturday, but the meet was cancelled.

With over 100 teams slated to compete, the event was deemed too risky to hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

To facilitate team bonding as well as for fun and motivation, Ada head coach Josh Klein had his team perform a fun run along the water at Indian Lake on Saturday in place of the Galion meet. 

He reported that some parents of runners also participated in the run. "They had a blast," said Klein.

Megan Light leads Ada with 13 kills and 8 digs in loss to Leipsic

Miranda Wills racked up 18 digs,4 kills, 1 ace and 2 blocks

By Cort Reynolds
LEIPSIC - The visiting Ada volleyball team was swept by Leipsic in a non-league makeup match Saturday morning.

The 25-18, 25-9, 25-14 loss evened the Lady Bulldog overall record at 5-5. Leipsic improved to 6-2 with the straight-set victory.

Senior Megan Light led Ada with 13 kills and eight digs. Senior Miranda Wills racked up 18 digs, four kills, one ace and two blocks.

Bulldog junior Kirsten Poling doled out 14 assists, while sophomore Courtney Sumner came up with nine digs and served one ace.

The Bulldog reserves lost 2-0 to drop to 3-7. The Ada freshman team also fell in straight sets.

Charles Smith funeral service on Tuesday

Charles F. “Chuck” Smith, Jr., 61, passed away on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in the early morning due to an auto accident. 

He was born on Aug. 12, 1959 in Washington, D.C., to Charles and Etta (Kearns) Smith, Sr.  His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Harrod.      

Chuck worked as an independent insurance agent. He was a member of the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church in Kenton. Chuck was always generous with his time, money and love. He loved people, Mexican food and was known as the “Cookie Man.” Chuck especially loved his children and grandchildren.