"Give me a B...an E...an A...an R...an S...what does that spell? BEARS!"
Don Traxler, retired education prof and former mayor, leads cheers at the basketball game on Saturday at King-Horn.
The Lady Bears are without cheerleaders, so Don took it upon himself to get the crowd vocally behind the local team during their Elite 8 game. He attends many athletic contests at ONU throughout the year. (Monty Siekerman photo)
Posted by Monty Siekerman on Thursday, March 2, 2017
Jon Umphress described the founding of the Ada Kiwanis Club 93 years ago when he spoke at the club's regular meeting this week. He noted that the occasion included a parade through the business district and the members receiving keys to the village from the mayor.
Here is Jon's account of his talk:
The club received its charter from Kiwanis International on this date in 1924.
Barton F. Snyder, a charter member of the club and editor of The Ada Herald, noted the following narrative in the Jan. 15 issue of the newspaper.
"The Ada Kiwanis Club came into being at a preliminary meeting held in the University Cafeteria on Tuesday evening January 8, 1924.
March came in like a lion with a straight line wind gusts
Posted by Fred Steiner on Thursday, March 2, 2017
By Monty Siekerman
March came in like a lion with a straight line wind gusts in Ada of about 60 mph at 3 a.m. on March 1. Hopefully, the month will go out like a lamb..as the old weather saying goes.
Why lions and lambs?
The lion, king of beasts, and gentle lambs are contrasts...much like March weather with fierce gales, gentle breezes, pelting rains, to soft mists...a time of transition from winter to spring....welcome to Ohio.
Pictured: Village employees gathering sticks from roadways Wednesday morning. Ada dodge a bullet with no serious problems from the strong winds. Several neighboring towns had some power outages.
Part of $2 million grant from U.S. State Department
Posted by Fred Steiner on Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Last fall, the Ohio Northern University Center for Democratic Governance and Rule of Law received a $2 million grant from the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs of the U.S. Department of State to organize and administer the Afghanistan Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Program for 2017 and 2018.
On Jan. 19-25, more than 90 Afghan law students and 18 faculty coaches gathered in Kabul, Afghanistan, to participate in the Jessup competition.
Posted by Monty Siekerman on Saturday, February 25, 2017
The Ada Elementary second and third graders will present the musical "Freeze Frame!" at 1:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, in the school auditorium.
“Freeze Frame!” is the hottest new game show where freeze teams of performers spin into positions depicting their favorite wintertime activities. Host Chris Coldplay, and panelists Marty Snow, Scott and Dorothy Axel, and Winter Meriweather compete in this winter-themed guessing game.