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August 18, 2018

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Insurance checklist for college students

From the Ohio Department of Insurance

Ohio Department of Insurance director Jillian Froment is reminding college students and their parents to ensure that adequate insurance protection is in place for the upcoming school year. 

“An insurance review with an agent should be part of getting ready to go back to school,” Froment said. “Both students and parents will have that much more peace of mind knowing they have an up-to-date financial protection plan.”  

Froment shared the following insurance insights: 

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Get ready for an Ada football festival

Here's what's happening in Ada on Aug. 25

The  schedule of events has been set for the third Made in Ada Football Festival on Saturday, Aug. 25.

The festival both celebrates Ada’s connection to the sport, as all footballs used in the National Football League are made in Ada’s Wilson football factory, and helps kick off the 2018 football season. The festival is sponsored by the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Wilson.
The day begins with an ONU intra-squad football practice at 9 a.m. and concludes with the now-famous football drop at 10 p.m.

Gilbert Street crossing closed

But, mainline rail traffic through Ada continues

By Monty Siekerman
The railroad siding at the grain elevator is being repaired this week.

The ties will be replaced and, good news for motorists, the road will be made smooth once again. However, the Gilbert Street crossing will be closed most of this week due to the improvement, which is being paid for by the elevator.

The main line through town remains open for rail traffic.

Ada McDonald’s to be modernized.

The Jerry Lewis franchise of McDonald’s plans a renovation and modernization of locations in Ada, Van Wert, Shawnee and West Street in Lima in 2019. Modernizations at the restaurants include new furniture, digital self-order kiosks, digital menu boards, and an expansion of McCafe’s counters and display cases. 

Similar work was accomplished this year at McDonald’s in Bluffton and in Lima at Elida Road and Market Street locations.

Summer is over - school now in session

The 2018-19 Ada school year is officially underway

Photos by Monty Siekerman
Friends Kaelah Yearly (left) and Karissa Fox high five high the start of another school year.

The school bell rang for the first time on Monday morning, signaling the start of the 2018-19 academic year. Ada Police and Sheriff’s Department vehicles were apparent in the front of the school when students, teachers, and staff arrived.

In the next photos, students flood into Ada Schools on Monday morning, some running to get inside to learn (or to see their friends).

Ada loves a parade

Here's proof; check out the F&M Picnic parade photos

Story and photos by Monty Siekerman
What do a chicken, giant tractor, a mayor, a fire truck, a goat, and candy have in common?

They could all be found at Saturday’s Farmers and Merchants parade. Everybody loves a parade, so says the saying, but kids especially like the annual F&M parade in Ada because of the ton of candy thrown by participants. It’s better than Halloween, and kids don’t have to go door to door in the cold. Children carry home plastic sacks filled with goodies.