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Ada Friends hold Feb. 11 craft night

The Ada Friends will be deep into crafts this month.

Austin Hilverding, ONU student and Friends coordinator, said, "We will be co-sponsoring a Crafts and Cards for Troops night on Feb. 11 starting at 7 p.m. in the Mac Activities room."

He added: "We will be making various crafts to send off to troops so that they all feel especially loved on Valentine's Day."

Village of Ada declares snow emergency; vehicles in snow routes must be moved

The Village of Ada has declared a snow emergency within the village today, Feb. 5.  All vehicles parked on any snow route as indicated on street signs must be moved immediately.

In addition, Hardin County is in a Level 2 Snow Emergency.

Snow Emergency Classifications

LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.

ONU will open at 10 a.m. today; essential personnel report to their shifts

Ohio Northern University will open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Essential personnel are asked to report for their regular shifts. Administrative staff members should report and open offices at 10 a.m. King Horn and the libraries will open at 10 a.m.

Seth Miehls opens "Barbers on Main" in Ada

There’s a new barber in Ada and he’s open for business.

Seth Miehls, whose mother, Jill Epley Miehls is originally from Ada, opened Barbers on Main at 402 S. Main St., Ada, in late January.

Miehls graduated from Ron West Barber College, Dayton, in November.

“I was planning to start barbering in Lima,” he told the Icon. “Ada turned out to be a surprise. Along with his parents, he bought the 402 S. Main St. building, remodeled it and set up shop.

Do you really want to know how cold it was in January?; or, here's why your pipes froze so often

Do you really want to know how cold it was in January? If so, open the attachment at the bottom of this story. It's worth one thousand words.

In a nutshell, January's normal average temperature is 25.4 degrees. Not this year: it was 17.6 degrees.

It gets worse. January's normal average precipitation is 2.26 inches. Not this year: 2.07 inches plus 23.6 inches of snow. That's above knees of this writer. The most snow was recorded on Jan. 5 with 7.5 inches.

Seven days in January experienced a low temperature of minus zero. It's gets worse: The final 18 days of January's daily low was below freezing.