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April 19, 2019

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Plant diagnostic help available

Have a plant problem? Darla Crownhart and Judy Magee, both of Ada, as well as others may be able to identify the problem and suggest a solution. 

Thirty-two Master Gardener volunteers from 8 counties learned how to diagnose plant problems during a clinic recently held in Kenton. Training was conducted by OSU Extension and hosted by the Hardin County Master Gardener Volunteers at Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative. 

OSU Extension horticulture and entomology specialists Pam Bennett, Nancy Taylor, and Curtis Young provided instruction in the morning about disease, insect, and environmental factors with conifers such as spruce, pine, and fir trees. 

Is ONU's Klondike really a ham?

The Icon is certain that ONU's Klondike is the most photographed person/animal in Ada.

According to the ONU Facebook: Klondike is spending some quality time with our new Polar Bears for summer orientation. Are you #NowAPolarBear? Show your pride and tag your best moment with Klondike.

Klondike is photographed with lots of in-coming students. In our mind, that makes him a ham for the camera. Check the photos below:


Busy Sunday for new local pastor

Brandi Grant-Rigsby preached her first sermon at the Ada First United Methodist Church on Sunday morning, was given a welcome reception afterwards, and served communion at the 5 o'clock service.

She graduated from ONU in 2005, received the master's of divinity degree from Methodist Theological School of Ohio, served Caldwell Memorial United Methodist the past three years, and was ordained an elder in the church earlier this month.

An old-fashioned flower

Longtime Ada resident Claire Vaubel is photographed in her garden standing among a popular, old fashioned flower: the hollyhock.

She happened to be wearing clothes that almost match the tall, stocky plant. She lives on East Lima Avenue adjacent to campus.

Residence halls are visible in the background. She has been an active member of the Ada community, and her late husband, George, taught law at ONU for many years. (Monty Siekerman photo)

Each button hand made and hand sewn!

Dan Garver of Fine Touch Furniture and Upholstery, Ada, is creating hand-made and hand-sewn buttons in a recent reupholstery project. You can see the final product below.

Fine Touch Furniture and Upholstery
Commercial and residential
513 N. Johnson St.
Ada, OH 45810


ONU chaplain recipient of Francis Asbury Award

Presented at West Ohio United Methodist Church conference

The West Ohio Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church recognized Ohio Northern University Chaplain Rev. Dr. David MacDonald earlier this month.

MacDonald is the 2017 recipient of the Francis Asbury Award for Campus Ministry.

The award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to fostering United Methodist ministries in higher education.

The presentation was made during the final afternoon of the 2017 West Ohio Annual Conference at Lakeside, Ohio, on June 7.

There are 162,842 members 1,568 clergy in the 1,020 churches within the West Ohio Conference.