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December 6, 2019

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Flu widespread in many states, including Ohio, and Red Cross urges flu shots for all

Widespread flu activity is being reported across much of the country and the American Red Cross urges people who have not yet gotten a flu vaccine to get vaccinated now.

The Red Cross also has steps people can take to prevent the spread of the flu virus during what the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says is the worst influenza outbreak in several years in the United States.

Ada Public Library adds new CD collection

The Ada Public Library is starting off the new year with some additions to it's growing collections, according to Amanda Bennett, library director.

Along with more new books and DVDs for patrons to borrow, the library has begun a collection of music CDs.  Until now, the library did not offer compact discs.  

Ms. Bennett told the Icon that she enjoyed picking music across many different genres and added that the library hopes to build a collection that will appeal to a wide range of musical tastes. 

IRS plans Jan. 30 tax season opening for 1040 filers

Following the January tax law changes made by Congress under the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA), the Internal Revenue Service announced today it plans to open the 2013 filing season and begin processing individual income tax returns on Jan. 30.

The IRS will begin accepting tax returns on that date after updating forms and completing programming and testing of its processing systems. This will reflect the bulk of the late tax law changes enacted Jan. 2. The announcement means that the vast majority of tax filers -- more than 120 million households -- should be able to start filing tax returns starting Jan 30.

First week of new year, daily highs just above freezing

The first week of the new year experienced highs slightly above freezing and lows in mostly in the teens. Here's the report from Guy Verhoff, Icon weather observer.
Date  Maximum  Minimum Prec.
1          31              14
2          22                5
3          28              12           trace
4          27              16
5          36              17
6          35              26
7          35              21

Some snow shoveling tips to avoid back pain

“Snow shoveling is one of those things that no one likes to do, but most of us have to do – living here in Northwest Ohio”, states Wanda Dean, MSPT and owner of Northwest Physical Therapy. “What often accompanies this chore is the aching back and the heating pad, making the rest of your day miserable.”  Dean goes on to state, “There are some things we can all do to prevent injury and make snow shoveling a chore that doesn’t have to cause pain.”

Here are some tips to keep you healthy and pain-free this winter while shoveling snow:

Ada's ReStore now part of Kroger Community Rewards Program

Ada's ReStore Community Center is now part of the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Year after year, local schools, churches, and other non-profit organizations earn money through the program. 

If you sign up for the rewards program using Ada's ReStore Community Center, Kroger will donate a percentage of your purchase to ReStore.

Persons may register online at krogercommunityrewards.com. Have your Kroger Plus card handy. If you are a new online customer, you will need to click on “Create an account.”  If you already have an account, click on “Sign in.”