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November 21, 2019

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Amelia is officially in remission

Chemotheraphy is discontinued

Amelia Griffin, Ada’s young super hero, received tremendous news this week: As a result of a PPET scan on Monday, her biopsy results negative. Amelia is officially in remission.

This news was reported by her parents on Team Amanda Facebook. Here’s the Facebook report:

They discontinued her chemo!

Hopefully, she will be going back on the DFMO clinical trial.

Thank you for your prayers and for continuing through this journey with Amelia and our family. You are truly a blessing to our family and we are forever grateful!

At least the ducks like it

Ducks like parks, too. Weekend rains brought large puddles of water. This male mallard duck was taking a leisurely swim at War Memorial Park on Saturday afternoon. (Jerry Maag photo)

Ada Icon total views up over 13% in first quarter of 2017

In the first four months of 2017 Ada Icon total views increased by over 13 percent, according to statistics from Google Analytics.

Here are those stats with 2017 totals first and 2016 totals second.

Total viewers
41,423 vs. 36,571
13.27 % increase

Total individual viewers
18,202 vs. 17,390
4.67 % increase

Page views
85,956 pages vs. 66,580 pages
29.10 % increase

Average pages viewed per visit
2.08 pages vs. 1.82 pages
13.98 % increase

That's a Wheeling and Lake Erie diesel passing Ada

You never know what you'll see when a fast freight passes through Ada on the Chicago, Ft. Wayne and Eastern Railroad.

Here's an Ohio Northern University-colored Wheeling and Lake Erie locomotive pulling an eastbound freight.

We've seen W & LE, Ohio and Indiana, Genesee and Wyoming and even Burlington Northern diesels pass through town - far removed from the days of maroon-colored Pennsylvania Railroad.

Watch this freight on the video below.

Attention all former Ada 3rd graders

Do you recall the Tree Commission's Arbor Day visit to school?

One of the cool things about being in the third grade at Ada Elementary School is the annual Arbor Day Celebration.

Each spring, the volunteers on the Ada Tree Commission visit the third graders to talk about trees.

The commissioners share stories about trees, wildlife and how to plant the bare root tree each student receives from the Tree Commission. Tree Commissioners also talk to the students about it means to be a Tree City USA, as Ada has been named for 36 years, and what it means for Ohio Northern University to be a Tree Campus USA, as ONU has been named for seven years.

ONU Greek students step up for community service

It's a Night to Shine event

Community service is at the core of Greek life at Ohio Northern. Greek students recently gave several local children with special needs the chance to be a king or a queen in their own right.

Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, is a special worldwide event that began in 2014 as a way to celebrate those with special needs by giving them a classic prom experience, something many of them never have the chance to experience otherwise.

The Lima First Assembly of God Church was one of the original 44 sites to participate in the event, and ONU’s Greek students have been involved from the start.