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August 20, 2017

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We're assuming this is Peterson 2. It's a Hancock County plate the Icon spotted on a black Ford Expedition EL at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool.

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Letter to the Editor

Thank you for all you do to promote the Hardin County Red Cross Learn To Swim program.

Our classes were full this year.  We even had 2 Level 1 (Beginner) Classes because of the requests/registrations and for the first time in quite a while we had a very advanced class of Level 5.

Without your help to get the word out to the public each year this program would not reach so many students.

My sincere appreciation and thanks!!!

Saundra Neely

Red Cross Volunteer

Red Cross Water Safety instructor

It takes a village!

The Ada Public Library Summer Reading Programs is only as successful as the efforts of all involved; we recognize and appreciate the Ada Schools and Chanda Smith, School Librarian in their willingness to let us come in and talk about Summer Reading with the kids, and the office staff and teachers for sending our materials home. We are truly grateful for the dedication of the individuals and families who signed-up for and participated in Summer Reading, their commitment to reading and infectious excitement for the programs AND the prizes. And I personally appreciate and recognize all the efforts of the library VOLUNTEENS and staff, Darlene, Debbi, Karen, Karin, Preema, and Rhett.

Letter: Calling all volunteers to assist in swim lesson instruction

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Summer is here and so is the time for Red Cross Swimming Lessons!  As in past years the Ada Learn To Swim Program is in need of aides to assist with the lessons.

Ages 12 and up, including adults are encouraged to sign up to help others learn swimming skills.  As little as an hour each day of lessons is helpful.  Lessons begin the week of July 17 for 2 weeks Monday through Friday each week.

Help is needed on deck for paperwork as well as in the water.  You do not need to be a good swimmer to help others...we'll help you as well:)

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,

ONU's chapter of the Student Society of Health System Pharmacists is participating in National Poison Prevention Week, March 19-25. The week nationally highlights the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them. 

We invite others to join the movement by participating and advocating for the importance of poison prevention. 

 According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), poisoning is the leading cause of injury death in the United States. In 2014, poison centers managed 2.9 million cases, about 2.2 million of which were about people coming into contact with dangerous or potentially dangerous substances. 

Letter: A word from director of Ohio Humanities

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By now, I'm sure you have heard from various sources that the White House plans to balance the federal budget by eliminating several agencies, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

As I write, Congress is finalizing a budget for 2017, which includes a significant increase for NEH. However, we do anticipate that the President's budget proposal for 2018 will include proposals to defund these three agencies, among others.

Letter: Provide sanctuary to refugees

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Donald Trump's recent executive order bars entry to refugees for 120 days,
and to those from Syria indefinitely. It blocks visitors for 90 days from
seven countries.

Refugees are among the most vulnerable people on the planet. Many have
suffered unimaginably. In the United States is a nation of refugees and
immigrants.

I hope that our representatives in Congress and in Ohio will pressure
President Trump to reverse this order. Meanwhile, I hope within Ada, we all
work to show international students, immigrants and refugees that they are
welcome and valued in our community.

Letter: Congrats to Monty Siekerman!

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Congratulations to Monty Siekerman on being appointed editor of the Ada Icon! I check it every day for story ideas for us over here in Findlay at The Courier. It’s a great website and so filled with news!

Jeannie (Wiley) Wolf

United Way agency touches us all

Still time to send tax-deductible donation by Dec. 31

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Quite simply, most people give to help others! The United Way of Hardin County​ continues to do just that, as it is celebrating 50 years of turning "Compassion into Action."  The United Way has assisted 21 programs through local non profit agencies, supporting a broad range of human service programs.  Among many of the services, our programs have provided scholarships, housed the homeless, transported our seniors, fed the hungry, mentored our children and improved health and safety to our communities.

Letter: Thank you Ada voters for supporting the library

Ada voters:

Thank you for supporting the Ada Public Library levy on Nov. 8, We are herer to serve you.
The Ada Public Library Levy Committee,
Connie Fleming, treasurer

Cort Reynolds latest Celtics history blog trending strongly on NBA websites of SB Nation

Cort Reynolds' latest Celtics history blog published last week is trending strongly on the NBA websites of SB Nation.

The blog titled: "Gordon Hayward: the new John Havlicek?"

Subtitle: "The Butler product is the nearest facsimile of Hondo since he hung up his well-worn sneakers. The Celtics need to make move for young swingman.

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