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Call for children's auditions for "Holiday Spectacular'

Held for singers and dancers ages 5 to 12 on Sept. 10

Ohio Northern will hold children’s auditions for the “Holiday Spectacular” at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 10, in the Freed Center. Auditions will be held for singers and dancers, ages 5 to 12. 

Those who are auditioning may be asked to sing and should be ready to participate in a dance call (jazz and/or tap shoes). There will not be prepared dance or vocal solos.

The Holiday Spectacular has been a regional tradition for more than 20 years and includes dancing, singing and skits. It is performed at both the Freed Center as well as the Veteran's memorial civic & convention Center in Lima.

Historic Hancock County barn tour Sept. 16

Six barns in Jenera-Arlington area open to the public

The Hancock County Historical Museum's fall historical barn tour is Saturday, Sept. 16.

The self-guided tour showcases six century-old barns in southern Hancock County around the communities of Jenera and Arlington.

Barns on the tour are:

• Houdeshell-Rettig-Bateson barn, 1860s
20368 Township Road 68, Arlington

• Martz-Pifer-Bateson barn, 1870s
10615 County Road 31, Arlington

• Glick-Pepple barn 1850s-1860s
19582 Township Road 65, Jenera

• Luneack-Bower-vonStein barn, 1870s-1880s
8194 Township Road 32, Jenera

• Neff-Russell barn, 1860s
8433 County Road 31, Jenera

ReStore has three OSU jackets up for raffle

Tickets on sale now - drawing is Oct. 3

ReStore of Ada is holding an Ohio State jacket raffle fund-raiser in September.

Three jackets will be given away during the raffle, on an Tuesday, Oct. 3, drawing. Tickets are available at ReStore and are $1 each or six for $5.

Smittle receives award

Independent College Advancement Associates (ICAA) recently recognized ONU with a series of awards.

Dave Smittle, a 1984 ONU graduate, was awarded the inaugural Dave Smittle Service Award. The award was established in honor and recognition of his 22 years of service to ICAA.

The Ernest Sheetz Mentor Award went to April Novotny, a 1996 ONU graduate, who is assistant vice president for development at Capital University.
ONU’s “What's New at ONU?” alumni receptions were recognized as the ICAA 2017 Program of Excellence.

ONU biochemist research featured on CNN

Cinnamon: Pantry staple - and medical powerhouse?

Ohio Northern University pharmacy faculty member Dr. Amy Stockert's cinnamon research is featured today in a story by Sandee LaMotte on CNN's website. Dr. Stockert is associate professor of biochemistry.

Stockert is quoted in the story, saying: "A lot of the studies have been in postmenopausal women and men of that age. Some have found positive effects; other studies have not."

Apple cider vinegar and diabetes

Vacation forms required for Ada students at the fair

Here's some recent announcements from the Ada school website of interest to Icon viewers:

HARDIN COUNTY FAIR PARTICIPANTS:  Any students involved with the fair, please stop in the high school office and pick up a vacation form.  The completed form must be turned in at least one week prior to the fair.