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October 19, 2017

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No smoke, no fire

No smoke, no fire.

The arrival of a fire truck interrupted Meri Skilliter's talk at the weekly Rotary Club lunch meeting at The Inn on Tuesday.

The school superintendent (seen at the far right chatting with other Rotarians) was speaking to the club about the renewal tax levy being put to voters to decide in November.

There was no fire, but a defective smoke alarm, which firemen replaced. Rotarians, employees, hotel guests, and other diners soon returned to The Inn and continued the day they had planned. (Monty Siekerman photo)

It's all about the United Way on Monday at Viva Maria's

Viva Maria's is joining the campaign "All-Out for United Way!"

Owner Susan Fricano has pledged a portion of restaurant sales on Monday, Oct. 23, in support of the United Way of Hardin campaign.

Viva Maria's specializes in Italian cuisine, including pizza and pasta dishes. The restaurant is available for dine in or carry out from 4 to 10 p.m.

Of special interest on Oct 23, will be the ONU men's Lacrosse team serving as volunteers for the "All-Out" event.

The lacrosse team members will host and serve as assistants to the Viva Maria staff.

Hardin County's giants

30 turbine wind farm catching the breeze north of Dola and Dunkirk

By Monty Siekerman
Kevin Mierzejewski, flying in a light sport aircraft, captured photos of some of the giant wind turbines now being placed just east of Ada.

• The turbines are gigantic compared to the three at ONU and the one at Ada Schools. The tower of these is 300 feet high, the blade is 150 feet long, thus when a blade is pointing up, the turbine reaches 450 feet from the ground.

• The placement has been described as north of Dola and Dunkirk, but in reality the "turbine farm" begins just three miles west of town near SR81 and CR 75 (near Sugar Grove UM Church). They are visible from Ada, if trees do not obstruct one's view.

A little off the bottom, please

Tree Commission and Sigma Phi Epsilon trim the low branches

By Monty Siekerman
It's safer to walk or ride a bicycle along the sidewalks in Ada after members of the tree commission and ONU students trimmed some of the low branches on the trees on Saturday morning.

Commission members plan a tree trimming session each fall.

These three commission members, volunteering their time, handling some serious equipment, plan to head out on the job. From left are Jim Neiswander, Angela Polachek, and Jamie Hall.

In the photo below members of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity help trim trees (from left) Luke Franks, Alex Hoskins, Kyle Kahle, and Colten Tepe.

5K and fun run Sunday - it's all about worldwide relief efforts

The ONU Circle K and Ada Girl Scout Troop 21172 will sponsor a 5K and Fun Run on Sunday, Oct. 15, to support United Methodist Committee on Relief.

The event will begin at the Sports Center with registration beginning at 2 p.m. The Fun Run of 0.2 miles will begin at 2:30 p.m. The 5K will start at 3 p.m.
In case of rain, the run will be held inside the Sports Center.

For more details, contact Girl Scout co-leader Amy Stockert at 614-746-2713.

Interested in Ada and ONU history?

Then, watch Jimmy Wilson's Historical Geography class videos

Jimmy Wilson's Ohio Northern University Historical Geography class assignment was: Create a short film about a part of local history, either on campus or in the community.

The resulting films focused on four areas (click on each bold face topic to access those videos):

• ONU sport history videos - 5 video - These videos all detail histories of ONU athletic programs and teams, from the emergence of women’s sports to the new soccer stadium. 

USV McTeachers Night on Monday

USV elementary teachers will be helping at Ada McDonald's on Monday night to help raise money for the school.

They compete against Ada, which had a large number of people turn out last Monday. The schools all share in a percentage of sales, but the school system with the most sales gets an extra $150.

So, now it's up to Rams to try to top Ada's sales between 5-8 p.m. on Monday

Speaking from the heart

Kevin Hines jumped off the Golden Gate bridge and lived to tell about it; now he talks about suicide prevention

By Monty Siekerman
How do you keep 70 people in rapt attention for two hours when discussing suicide?

How do you add genuine humor to a talk about suicide?

You speak from the heart, relaying your personal experience of surviving a suicide attempt.

And, you give the talk over and over and over, hoping to save the lives of those who might attempt suicide and save the heart-wrenching grief that comes to family and friends when death from suicide occurs.

ReStore announces special fall and winter programs

Here's the schedule of events and holiday closing times at ReStore Community Center:
• Thursday, Oct. 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m.,
   hand out popcorn  during village trick or treat night.
• Tuesday, Nov. 21, 4 p.m., Thanksgiving meal.
   Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
• Closed, Nov. 22-24.
• Friday, Dec. 8, 6 p.m., Kids Christmas shopping spree.
   Santa will be there, too. • Closed, Dec. 25-Jan. 5.

This is a scene from last year's Thanksgiving dinner when 168 free meals were served.

Ada history in the making

Ada Historical Society is the newest group in town

By Monty Siekerman
Organizers of the Ada Historical Society met for the second time on Monday evening and elected some of the officers, approved a constitution, and discussed several projects the group might undertake.

The next meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 30, at the Ada Public Library.  All those interested are invited to attend.

Three new people joined the 11 who attended the inaugural meeting: Kathleen Anspach, Seth Krofft, and Rich Meininger.

Rhett Grant was chosen president and Jon Umphress was selected secretary. Ruth Roider was elected a director at-large.