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August 18, 2019

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ONU HeathWise and Vancrest of Ada part of county-wide health care coalition

Organization provides structure for health care-related emergency planning

Two Ada organizations are part of a newly established Hardin County Healthcare Coalition, according to Kevin Risner, emergency preparedness coordinator for the Kenton-Hardin Health Department and newly elected chair of the heathcare coalition.

Representing Ada at the organizational meeting on Wednesday were persons from Ohio Northern University HealthWise and Vancrest of Ada.

The coalition includes various health-related agencies and individuals in the county. It will provide a structure for health care-related emergency planning. The  meeting was in the Hardin County Sheriff’s office.

Latest in radiotherapy technology

Now available at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center 

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center continues to provide quality of cancer care with the addition of a TrueBeam system – the latest in radiotherapy technology.

The TrueBeam system, from Varian Medical Systems, delivers more powerful cancer treatments with pinpoint accuracy and precision. It integrates imaging and motion management technologies that makes it possible to deliver treatments more quickly while monitoring and compensating for tumor motion.

This technology has helped in the treatment of lung, breast, prostate, head and neck, as well as other cancers that are treatable with radiotherapy.

Who is your teacher? Who is in your class?

Ada elementary class lists now posted on Icon

The most important questions for Ada elementary students leading up to the first day of school are:
• Who is your teacher?
• Who are your class members?

Those questions are answered today as the Kindgergarten to sixth grade class lists are now posted.

Ben Thaxton, Ada elementary principal, provided the lists to the Ada Icon. Those lists are provided below. To enlarge, clip on the list.

In addition to the visual lists below, viewers may see the entire lists by clicking here.

Tornado warning issued for Allen County

Allen residents told to seek cover immediately

FROM BLUFFTON ICON - ALLEN COUNTY Alert posted at 4:42 p.m.: Tornado warning has been issued for Allen County. Severe thunderstorms with tornadoes may be imminent. Seek shelter immediately.


Tornado Warning

Severe Weather Statement National Weather Service Northern Indiana 443 PM EDT Wed Aug 14 2019 OHC003-142115- /O.CON.KIWX.TO.W.0021.000000T0000Z-190814T2115Z/ Allen OH- 443 PM EDT Wed Aug 14 2019 ...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 515 PM EDT FOR SOUTHWESTERN ALLEN COUNTY...

An Ada gridiron celebration

New features added to Made in Ada Football Festival on Aug. 24

A demonstration of how NFL footballs are produced and an exhibit from the home of professional football are among new features that have been added to the Made in Ada Football Festival, which will be held Aug. 24.

Among new highlights that promise to be fan favorites are the “Wilson Experience,” which demonstrates the process of how footballs are made and an exhibit by the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame.

There's nothing like a small-town summer festival

And the Farmers and Merchants Picnic is right there with best of them

Photos by Ken Collins
More photos at bottom of the story -

There's nothing like a small-town summer festival. And, the Ada Farmers and Merchants Picnic is right up there with the best of them. After all it's, 106 years and running.

A parade, tractor pull, horse competition, kiddie tractor pull, lots of food and entertainment is always part of the fun.

Icon photographer Ken Collins shares photos from the park in this series. Watch the Icon tomorrow for his F&M parade photos.