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December 6, 2019

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Parent-teacher conference and then a break for Thanksgiving

And, there's still time to order spirit wear; and don't forget the book fair

The countdown to a Thanksgiving break at Ada schools is underway.  Several activities, however take place in the school before the break.

Parent-teacher conferences span two days. The first is Monday, Nov. 25, from 4 to 8:30 p.m. The second is on a no-school day, Tuesday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

• Elementary school book fair is open from Wednesday, Nov. 20, to Tuesday, Nov. 26. Every purchase from the book fair earns rewards for the school. Hours are:
   Wednesday-Friday, 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
   Monday, Nov. 25, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 
   Tuesday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

 Elementary book fair opens Wednesday

And will be open the evening of Nov. 26 during parent-teacher conferences

Elementary school book fair is open from Wednesday, Nov. 20 to Tuesday, Nov. 26. 

Hours are:

  • Wednesday-Friday, 8:45-3:45 p.m.
  • Monday, 25 Nov., 8-3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 26 Nov., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Every purchase from the book fair earns rewards for the school.

Something you already knew: Ada is a safe place to live

But, did you know it's ranked 7th safety city in Ohio?

According to figures based upon FBI crime data, including violent crime and property, an organization called HomeSnacks rates Ada as the 7th safety city in Ohio.

Although Ada is technically a village, the data includes Ohio Northern University students, which bumps up the population above 5,000, making Ada a city. 

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HomeSnacks lists the following as the top 10 safest cities in Ohio for 2020:

Your invitation to ring a bell and change a life

Salvation Army bell-ringer volunteers sought in Ada

If interested, contact Kathy Reese at 419-889-1845 or e-mail her at kreese47@earthlink.net.

Bell ringers need: No experience necessary, except for a desire to ring a bell and help change a life.

The Hardn County Salvation Army Unit invites Ada area residents to volunteer as a holiday bell ringer in November and December in Ada, according to Kathy Reese chairperson.

“Ada bell ringers are needed from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on five dates this season," said Reese.

ONU HealthWise Pharmarcy offers free blood pressure checks in November

Located in the Raabe College of Pharmacy building, on West Lincoln in Ada

Have you checked your blood pressure lately?

Ohio Northern University’s HealthWise Pharmacy offers free blood pressure checks this month as the pharmacy has a special focus in November on hypertension.

For a free blood pressure check, stop in at the pharmacy, 511 W. Lincoln Ave, Ada, (Raabe College of Pharmacy building). There’s free parking at the door of the pharmacy.

Pharmacy hours are Mondays through Fridays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and now open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

I-75 work at Findlay has traffic pattern change

Work on Interstate 75 will affect traffic patterns soon, according to ODOT.

Interstate 75 will experience a traffic switch as additional traffic is added to the southbound side overnight Friday, Nov. 15, into the early morning hours of Saturday, Nov. 16. The shift is expected to begin after 9 p.m. and is expected to minimally affect traffic.

When the shift is complete, the section of northbound traffic which currently travels on the southbound side between county Road 313 and U.S.68/SR 15 will be extended to Sandusky Street allowing construction activities to begin on two remaining structures and the pavement on the northbound side.