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December 6, 2019

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Smoke free law is alive and well

In November 2006, Ohioans passed the Smoke-Free Workplace Act, making Ohio the 12th state to protect all workers and the public from exposure to secondhand smoke in public places.  Approximately 280,000 Ohio worksites are impacted by this law.

To be in compliance with this law, workplaces must prohibit smoking, remove ashtrays and post no-smoking signs with the toll-fee enforcement number (1-800-559-OHIO).  Local health departments have the ability to enforce this law, but the process is complaint-driven and a call must be placed to the toll-free enforcement number to begin the process.

When will the village pick up my leaf pile?

Waiting for your leaves to be picked up? In case you are wondering, here’s the village pick up schedule:

Northwest Distict A
Mondays: Nov. 12 and 26

Northwest District B
Tuesdays: Nov. 13 and 27

Southeast District C
Wednesdays: Nov. 14 and 28

Southwest Distict D
Thursdays: Nov. 15 and 29

There is no leaf pick up from Nov. 19 to 23. The dates for pick up are subject to change due to weather or emergencies.

To view the map showing specific pick up areas, click here.

Ada parent-teacher conferences Nov. 19 and 20


The Ada Exempted Village School District is having Parent-Teacher conferences for students in grades K-12 on Monday, Nov. 19, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Tuesday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Students will attend school on Monday, Nov. 19.  There will not be school on Nov. 20 and 21. Thanksgiving break is Nov. 22 and 23. 


Elementary conferences will be student-led. Parents should bring their child with them so that the student, along with his or her teacher (s) can share information about this year’s progress. Parents had the opportunity to sign up for conference times at Open House in most cases. Reminders will be sent home. 

First 2013 Bulldog card sold - get your's today

Ada Elementary student, Samantha Crawford, recently sold the first 2013 Bulldog card to Dr. Suzanne Darmer, Superintendent of Ada Exempted Village Schools.

Samantha is a member of the 5th grade band and is learning to play the trumpet under the direction of Lori Wilson. The Bulldog card is a popular local discount program, which offers discounts to numerous area restaurants and merchants.

It is a fund-raising effort of the Ada Music Boosters with proceeds used to support excellence in music education for all students of Ada Schools. Cards are being sold by all band and choir students in grades 5-12 or from any member of the Boosters.

Jim Turner named Distinguished Citizen of the Year; Fred Evans receives Ada Spirit Award


Two longtime Ada community leaders were honored at the Nov. 5 Town and Gown Banquet. The 47th annual event, held in an overflowing crowd at the McIntosh Center Ballroom, recognized Jim Turner as Distinguished Citizen of the Year for 2012 and Fred Evans with the Ada Spirit Award. In addition, many persons new to the community were introduced.

Parade entries accepted for Bluffton Blaze parade


Area businesses, organizations and churches are invited to participate in the 2012  Bluffton Blaze of Lights parade, sponsored by the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce.

The parade takes place on Saturday, Nov. 24, in Bluffton. Parade line up is on Snider Road, near the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool on North Main Street. The line up starts at 4 p.m. The parade takes place at 5 p.m.

Groups interested in entering the parade should contact Junior Weihrauch, parade chair, 20791 State Route 68, Arlington, OH 45814, or call 419-365-5304.

Persons may also register on line at www.explorebluffton.com.