+++ Good luck, Klava, at the Division II state swim meet!


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Ada chamber names Hays Insurance business of the year

During Wednesday's annual chamber luncheon

Hays Insurance was honored as Ada Area Chamber of Commerce business of the year during the Chamber’s annual meeting today (Feb. 21) during a luncheon in McIntosh Center.

Rebecca Hunt, a representative from Secretary of State John Husted’s office, also presented Chad with a certificate of commendation.

Chad Hays purchased Hays Insurance Agencies from Bruce Hays in January 2017. Hays Insurance features independent agents. The business was started by Bruce and Brad Hays in 1983. Chad entered the business after graduating from ONU in 1999 and was a partner with Bruce for 18 years.

What about those prom dresses from previous years?

ReStore want to "ReUse" them

Have you started your prom outfit shopping? Or, have you decided to clean out the attic, and well, what do you know, there's several prom dresses stored there. What will you do with them?

ReStore, 210 N. Main St., invites former prom-attendees to consider donating those stored prom dresses to a good cause - to ReStore for resale.

Contact ReStore for more details at 419-558-1015. ReStore will offer various styles and colors of dresses this spring.

Ada's Gatekeepers at work

Student volunteers focus on mental health

Ada High School's newest organization "Gatekeepers" were busy this week. The group calls themselves Ada Mental Health Alliance.

Leading up to Valentine's Day, members placed positive hearts on all high school lockers.

The Partnership for Violence Free Families (PVFF) brought this program to Ada with training and facilitation assistance. Marlene Vermillion, school nurse, the the staff advisor.

Gatekeepers is open to freshmen through seniors. Its focus is on increasing mental health awareness, reduce the stigma of talking about life problems, and suicide prevention.

Gatekeepers intend to make a positive impact at school, with peers and the Ada community.

ONU host to chamber and business alliance dinner meeting

RSVPs required by Friday

Ada will host the 12th annual Hardin County Chamber and Businss Alliance annual awards presentation and membership dinner.

The event is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, in McIntosh Center on the campus of Ohio Northern University.

The program includes a 5:30 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. awards program, 7:15 p.m. dinner and 7:45 p.m. business meeting.

Tickets are $25 per person with an RSVP required by Friday, Feb. 16. Contact the Alliance at 419-673-4131 or alliance@hccba.com. Payment may be made at the event.

Last year, Deb Curlis, earned the 2016 Citizens of the Year award at the event.

Want to see a neat video of Ada?

It's the Made in Ada Wilson Football Festival video

Want to see a neat Ada video?

Whether you attended the Made in Ada Wilson Football Festival on Super Bowl Eve, you'll love this short clip of the evening. It's in the creation of the Ohio Northern University videographer.

Posted on the ONU Facebook, it's already had nearly 4,000 views. To view click here (the link takes you to the ONU Facebook). Then, scroll down to Feb. 8, get some popcorn, sit back and watch.

And, you'll want to check out the photo spread of the fest - click here.

Photos below are from the ONU website.


Community Improvement Corp invites community membership

It's the economic development arm of the village

Ada's Community Improvement Corp. (CIC) invites membership from the Ada community in 2018.

Membership in the CIC is open to all interested residents. An annual membership is $25.

Community improvement corporations are economic development arms for the governmental body they serve. In that way, a CIC advances, encourages and promotes industrial, economic, commercial and civic development in a community.

CIC meetings are open to the public and take place at noon on a quarterly basis in McIntosh Center on the ONU campus. The next meeting is April 18.


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