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June 26, 2017

Poetic License

You'll find this license plate in Bluffton near the St. John's United Church of Christ. It belongs to the congregation's pastor, Rev. Carol Clements.

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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

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.


A “YES" vote on library levy signals Ada's strong commitment to the future

I moved to Ada approximately 3 years ago along with my husband, who found a faculty position at Ohio Northern University (ONU).  One of the many concerns I had moving to Ada was whether my then  6 year old son could find adequate resources for intellectual stimulation. 

Letter: Here's the explanation of "CHEERS 63"

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I am a proud momma. My youngest son (Jeremy Hoschak) is a competitive cheerleader for CAPITAL CITY Gymnastics & Cheer in Findlay and my oldest is #63 (Jakob Hoschak) on the Ada High School football team. So that is how I came up with CHEER 63.

Sorry, but I wasn't even born in 1963, but I do cheer for Ada and Capital City.

Thanks for spotting my plate.
Janelle Hoschak