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Ada students: time to update FinalForms for 2020-21

Now available on the school website

Ada schools announces that the program "FinalForms" has taken the place of the traditional paper forms that the school used in past years. This announcement is on today's Ada school website.

The window for the new school year is open now. The school asks persons to take time to update, verify and sign your forms. All forms should be signed prior to the start of the school year. The first day of school is Monday, Aug. 24. 

The announcement follows:

Immunization clinic paperwork due Monday

Students in grades Kindergarten, 7th, and 12th have required immunizations - clinic held Aug. 11


ONU Healthwise has partnered with the Hardin County Health Department to bring a mobile clinic to Ada school for a vaccine clinic in August.

The ONU mobile clinic will administer the appropriate vaccines to students with private or Ohio government insurance coverage for vaccines. 

The scheduled clinic date is Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 2-4 p.m. Students in grades Kindergarten, 7th, and 12th have required immunizations.

1,008 lunches served to Ada area youth this summer

Thanks to a $1,200 grant from Hardin County Community Foundation to Beatitudes

Ada’s summer lunch program provided by Beatitudes, 210 N. Main St., topped its 1,000th lunch last week, according to Deb Curlis.

“Well actually served 1,008 lunches in the nine-week program,” said Curlis. “That’s an average of 112 meals per week.”

She added that parents and grandparents who were involved were very appreciative.  

“They all said how much the kids loved being able to choose what they wanted for the lunch each day,” said Curlis.  

Beatitudes received a grant from Hardin County Community Foundation for $1,200, specifically for children's lunch program.  

Longhorn Bar and Grill, Roundhead, possible covid-19 exposure

Management voluntarily closed business for 14 days

Several people were potentially exposed to the COVID virus in the Longhorn Bar and Grill in Roundhead on Monday, July 27.

The management of the business has voluntarily closed the business to accommodate quarantine of staff and to conduct appropriate cleaning of the facility.

Kenton-Hardin Health Department commends the decisions of the business operator in the wake of the unfortunate potential COVID virus exposure. It is anticipated that the business will re-open safely at the end of 14 days. 

Kenton-Hardin Health Department is asking for assistance from individuals who were present within the business on July 27.

When you hear this siren you know nasty weather is on its way

Village installs siren near water towns at a cost of $30,000

Ada now has an early-warning in place for weather alerts.

A tornado siren was installed in the village on July 28 at a cost of $30,000. According to village officials, it will provide an early warning system for all of Ada to include impending severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. 

A coverage map shows the siren’s sound will go well past the village limits. It provides a 70-decibel signal and is located near the Ada’s water towers.

The siren will be activated only by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service. When activated it will run for 3 minutes in the event of a tornado warning.

Ada school open house will be virtual Aug. 20

Here's the 2020-21 school calendar

Ada’s school calendar is set, with two changes added today, according to the school website.

The following are changes to the Ada Schools calendar for the 2020-21 school year:

• Thursday, August 20 - Virtual Open House
• Monday, August 24 - First Day of School for Students
• Also, there will be no 2-hour early releases or professional development days during the first semester.

The remaining dates on the 2020 portion of the calendar follow: