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Outdoor nursing home visitations will start July 20

As long as all safety standards are met

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today provided the following updates on Ohio's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last week was the first week of increasing COVID-19 hospital utilization in Ohio after over two months of decreasing utilization since late April. From June 21, 2020, to June 27, 2020, Ohio had approximately 500 to 550 total COVID-19 patients in hospitals statewide. This week, there are approximately 650 COVID-19 patients in hospitals statewide.

No front plates required in Ohio after July 1

Move vehicles in Buckeye State affected

Ohio will become a one license plate state effective July 1.

The Ohio Department of Public Safety announced that a front license plate will no longer be required after July 1 for most Ohio vehicles.

The decision to do away with the front license plate was part of a compromise deal reached by lawmakers in April 2019.

The change fell under House Bill 62, which requires only one license plate to be displayed on most motor vehicles, including passenger vehicles.

The license plate must be displayed on the rear of the vehicle. However, commercial tractors must display the license plate on the front of the motor vehicle.

Alex Sweigart, 2020 Ada High School, dies in auto accident

West Ohio Critical Incident Stress Management Team counselors are available to talk with students from 1-3 p.m Tuesday at United Methodist Church

Alex Sweigart, a 2020 Ada High School and Apollo Career Center graduate, was killed in an auto accident tonight (Monday, June 29), according to an announcment from AdaEVSDAlerts this evening. 

The West Ohio Critical Incident Stress Management Team's counselors and other interventionists has been contacted and is setting up an opportunity for students (Ada and Apollo classmates are welcome) to drop in at the Ada First United Methodist Church, Tuesday, June 30, from 1-3 p.m. 

Pool opens for the season on Wednesday

Ashley Sumner, '16 Ada HS grad, is this summer's pool manager

When the Ada Municipal Pool opens on Wednesday you’ll probably see Ashley Sumner making certain everything is in order.

The 2016 Ada High School grad is the year’s pool manager, after serving as assistant manager last year. She’s also worked the pool as a cashier. Ashley graduated from Ohio University this spring with a degree in early childhood education.

Assistant managers are Alexa Hawk (covid-19 compliance manger), Josie Poling and Caitlyn Stover.

The Icon caught up with Ashley last week as she was in the midst of a training session with lifeguards and cashiers. Here’s some of the things you’ll need to know about swimming in Ada this summer.

Order now and the music boosters will love you berry much

Order deadline July 1; pick up date to be announced soon

Ada Music Boosters are taking orders for its annual blueberry sale, which benefits the music programs in the school.

The berries are hand-picked from Farmhouse Fruit, New Jersey.

Here’s all the information needed to place an order:
10 pounds for $32
Order Deadline: July 1
Pickup Date: Week of July 6 (exact date to be announced)
Pickup at Ada War Memorial Park, 401 N. Park Dr. 
Order and pay online at www.farmhousefruit.com/adamusicboosters
Contact Amy Morgan with questions, 419-957-2125

Village 2019 water report now available online

The 2019 Ada Consumer Confidence Report, also known as CCR, is now available to the public.  

Making the report available is an annual requirement for compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act for community water systems throughout the country. 

According to the U.S. EPA, the report “lists the regulated contaminants found in the drinking water…..as well as health effects information.” 

The village passes this information along to its consumers not just to comply with the federal regulations, but also because the administration feels it is important for consumers to know where their drinking water comes from and what affects it.