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School issues statement on use of facilities

Due to liability and insurance issues, facility usage is limited to preapproved activities

Ada schools issues a statement on its Bulldog Facebook concerning the use of its facilities. The announcement follows:

Due to liability and insurance issues, facility usage (such as gyms, weight room, and athletic or other areas) is limited to preapproved activities.

Current student athletes may only use these facilities under the supervision of a current board-approved coach.

Students should never be unsupervised in any building or facility. Keys should only be in the possession of current employees and board approved coaches.

All others who may have a key should turn those in to the central office immediately.

Low interest disaster loans from May 17 flood

For Mercer, Van Wert, Allen, Hardin, Logan and Shelby counties

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that Ohio has received a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster declaration for flooding that occurred in Auglaize County on May 17, opening up the possibility of low-interest disaster loans for business owners, homeowners, and renters in Auglaize County and six adjacent counties.

"Earlier this week, I requested this disaster declaration in an effort to help those impacted by these floods," said Governor DeWine. "I'm pleased that those with uninsured damage can now apply for this assistance."

Ada tennis courts calling you

The acrylic resurfacer, painting the surface, layout and stripe the courts took place this week

Attention Ada tennis players - the courts are calling.

Thanks to a community effort by a tennis courts resurfacing fundraiser that started last fall the courts' upgrade is now complete.

The renovation project cost $66,075 and funding is also very close to being completed.

The costs included $55,125 for an asphalt overlay and acrylic resurfacer, plus $10,950 to remove and replace fence fabric with tension wire.

Funding includes:
$29,235           NatureWorks grant
$14,155           Local contributions
$10,000           United States Tennis Association grant
$10,000           United States Tennis Association grant

Ada business on the move

Proof that lots of little stories make one large story about business in a small town

Ada business is on the move this summer.

Several little stories, when combined, make a larger story, showing that business  movement. Here’s some of the items mentioned at last week’s Ada Area Chamber of Commerce meeting relating to business in the community:

Jamie Hall, village administrator, announced that midnight swims at the Ada Pool are offered on Tuesdays.

He added that the Municipal Building will have a workable elevator soon and remodeling is continuing on the inside of the building.

Jodi Goodman, Midwest Rehab, said that Midwest recently hired an occupational therapy assistant.

About Ada's post office mural

A set of U.S. postal service stamps this spring reminded several area historians, artists and stamp collectors of Ada's historic post office mural

Stop and check out the mural inside the Ada post office.

A set of U.S. postal service stamps this spring reminded several area historians, artists and stamp collectors of Ada's historic post office mural.

Ada’s mural “Country Dance,” an oil-on-canvas painting by Albert Kotin, was completed in 1940 and installed in the lobby of the post office constructed two years earlier. The mural extends nearly 12 feet across.

Postal service mural stamp series
On April 10 the postal service issued a 10-stamp series featuriing five post office murals created in the 1930s and 1940s.

Lots of football planned here Aug. 24

Plus Nashville Crush at the Depot from 7 to 10 p.m.

This summer’s Made in Ada Wilson Football Festival has a new look with several new features.

Chris DiBiasio, chair of the event, updated the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce members during the chamber’s June meeting.

Here’s a summary of the festival so far:

The festival is Saturday, Aug. 24. It opens with the Wilson’s annual garage sale from 8 a.m. to noon.

In the morning is a scrimmage featuring Ada versus Perry at ONU’s Dial Robertson Stadium. Following that scrimmage, ONU will scrimmage Triune University of Angola, Ind.