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March 25, 2019

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Monty's Column

Observations, insights and sighting: Ready to plant peas on March 17?

In the mood to plant?

Laurie Laird, owner of New Leaf Garden Center, says the saying goes: plant peas on St. Patrick's Day (March 17) and potatoes on Good Friday (April 3). "I don't see that happening this year since the ground is so frozen." It was 6 degrees on March 6...more like mid-Janurary.

Observations, insights and sighting: Ever hear of the Ada Hay Fever and Asthma Club?

Ada area drivers are off the hook this year when it comes to delays due to roadwork. ODOT reports no repair or resurfacing work is planned in 2015 on State Routes 81, 235, or 309 near Ada. Nearest projects in Hardin County are near Kenton, Dunkirk, and Roundhead. There will be patching done where needed.

Extra Change?
For those with a few extra dollars floating around, there are some nice houses for sale in the quarter of a million dollar price range. Look no farther than Hays Avenue.

We asked Beacon Realty for the most expensive house they have listed in Ada. Answer: 340 Hays Ave., $229,500.

Observations, insights and sighting: Trust your car to the man with the star

It pays to shop around for gas. On Saturday, Feb. 28, the price of gas at several stations on the east side of Lima was $2.09 while on the west side it was $2.49---40 cents per gallon difference in the same city. That's $8 a fillup. Used to be gas companies tried to get loyal customers to stick with their brand, nowadays drivers seek out the best price. Remember the jingle: Texaco, you can trust your car to the man who wears the star?
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Observations, insights and sighting: Coming to Ada soon

New Business
The sign on the door says "Coming Soon." Vape N Chill will be located just north of China King on South Main. It will sell vapor supplies and have a vapor lounge (think e-cigarettes, a.k.a. electronic cigarettes).

Ever hear of a "Bull Bear?" You might be one...here's how

What's a Bull Bear?
The Konnor Baker story, which was highly popular on Ada Icon, taught us a new term: Bull Bear. Seems that Ada High School athletes who also become standout players at the local university are called Bull Bears, the partial name of each schools' mascots...AHS Bulldogs/ONU Polar Bears, clever idea.

Thanks to Conelia Sauvie Dixon, an alumna of both schools, a Bulldog and Polar Bear, hence a Bull Bear, for adding a new term to my lexicon.

Ada Roads
Ada has 21 miles of roads of roads, including village and state routes. That's like driving from here to Dunkirk and back.

Observations, insights and sighting: Drones over Ada?

No Drones...Yet

Drones have been in the news the past couple of years. They have the potential to be used in delivery, farming, or just for fun. So, I asked the county extension office if they knew of a farmer near Ada who was using drones.  Nope, not yet was the reply; however, the FAA has come up with some guidelines that may encourage the use of drones in farming, they said.