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ONU HealthWise Pharmacy remains open
The ONU HealthWise Pharmacy remains open during this national emergency with regular hours Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ada Kiwanis Club
Cancelled this week.

Ada Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast
Breakfast scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, cancelled

Ada Interclass Competition - Day 2

Watch three contestants read their original poetry

The 114th annual Ada High School Interclass Competition enters Day 2. Icon viewers may watch today’s contestants on the video at the bottom of this story. 

Three poetry contestants in today’s video are:
Ethan Schaffer – Sophomore
Cole Anspach – Junior
Nathan Hurtig - Senior

Because of the no-school situation, the competition is on YouTube and may be viewed on the Icon and Ada Bulldogs Facebook. CLICK HERE to view the entire competition program.

Ada-Liberty EMS chief urges facial covers while in public

"These coverings do not replace social distancing"

Ada-Liberty Township EMS chief, Tom Miller, provided the Icon with the following guideline update on the COVID-19 virus. His message follows: 

As we continue to fight the spread of the COVID-19 Virus, I wanted to touch base with you again.

The original guidelines of what to do if you think you are experiencing symptoms, calling you primary care physician or the Ohio Department of Health hotline numbers as well as the joint number from Lima Memorial and St Rita's Mercy Health Systems are still the procedures to follow.

Going on an Ada bear hunt - send the Icon addresses of bears in windows

Send the Icon addresses where you've seen a bear in a window. If you can take photo of it, even better. Send to: info@adanicon.com.

It's a great distraction for bored children – or for bored people of any age.

'We're Going On A Bear Hunt" has hit Ada. The Icon is aware of several bears - even the polar bear type, that have popped up in town.

Certainly viewers are aware of other bears showing up around Ada.

Ohioans encouraged to wear cloth masks in public

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has urged Ohioans to begin wearing cloth masks while in public, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

The CDC issued the recommendation that citizens wear face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. 

"In many cultures around the world, wearing a mask is just part of the culture - it is a socially accepted act of kindness," said Governor DeWine. "Wearing a mask should not scare people.  It is a good thing.  It is a considerate thing.  It is a courageous thing." 

No 2020 Bluffton arts and crafts show

Cancelled due to the impact of COVID-19 restrictions

FROM BLUFFTON ICON - The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce announced the canceling of its 2020 arts and crafts show, according to Paula Scott, chamber CEO. Details are in the letter to chamber members below:

Dear BACC members,
We regret to announce that the May 9, 2020, Bluffton Arts & Crafts Festival has been cancelled due to the impact of COVID-19 restrictions.

With social distancing and stay at home measures in effect through April, we are unable to hold this event.

We look forward to hosting the event in 2021 and want to stay in touch with vendors.