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Study shows growing up in Hardin County offers youths better economic future than in Allen

By Amy Eddings

It’s better to grow up in Hardin or Hancock County when it comes to a child’s odds of improving his or her economic lot in life than it is to live in Allen County. 

These are the findings of a new study by Harvard researchers Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendrin. The New York Times, in reporting the findings on Tuesday, said the study, “The Effects of Neighborhoods on Intergenerational Mobility," is “the first with enough data to compare upward mobility across metropolitan areas,” and provides “the most powerful evidence so far” about factors that appear to keep people stuck in poverty.

Simply Torn host to Friday morning cash mob

The Buy Ada First Committee announced that its next cash mob is at Simply Torn, 220 N. Main St.,  from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, May 8.

“Jamie Burger welcomed our invitation to host this event,” said Heather Cox, member of the committee.

Cox said that to make the cash mob even more inviting to customers, Simply Torn will offer buy one get one free on scarves, 20% off – 1 regular priced item, plus a drawing for an item to giveaway, during the 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. timeframe. Drawing more attention to the mob, the Buy Ada First Committee will be handing out information on the benefits of buying local.

Oh, the lowly dandelion in your yard - but wait, there's good news

By Monty Siekerman
The lowly dandelion...despised, unwanted, dug up, sprayed, hated...but wait, here are some positive things about the yellow-bloomed nemesis that will keep you from fighting the battle of riding them from your yard, a battle often won by the weed.

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Klingler Road will be closed next week

Klingler Road will be closed next week when construction crews begin tearing out the old road in preparation for a complete rebuild of the road that borders the west side of campus.

And, it will be closed for ONU's three commencements, including the ceremonies for pharmacy in the morning and for undergraduates in the afternoon of May 10 and for law on the afternoon of May 17.

Completion date is Sept. 15.

The project includes a tear out of the present road, widening the road from 19 to 28 feet, installation of street lights, and construction of a sidewalk on the west side.

There will be curbing and storm sewer modifications, including a retention basin.

Better Hearing and Speech Month - Sherry Miller offers parental advice

Sherry Miller, Speech-Language Pathologist for Ada schools, offers guidance for parents during May's Better Hearing and Speech Month.

With new evidence showing a majority of young children in the United States use personal technology such as smartphones and tablets, it is important that parents ensure technology is not overtaking time for talking, reading, and other verbal communication—which are the primary ways that children learn.

Miller encourages Icon viewers to set meaningful limits on technology use, especially for young children.

Tree City, Ohio, - you bet, right here in Ada

Accepting Tree City USA Awards for Ada are members of the village tree commission. Awards were presented Wednesday at a northwest Ohio meeting held at the Toledo Zoo. Pictured are (front row, from left) Don Traxler, Terry Keiser, Angela Polachek, Norm Rex, Beth Fenton; (back row) Monty Siekerman, Dick Lawrence, Jamie Hall, Jim Meyer, Mike Hubbell and Dave Retterer.

The Village of Ada and Ohio Northern University were honored at Tree City USA awards ceremony held at the Toledo Zoo on Wednesday.

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