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Boehm and Rojas awarded Rotary scholarships

Ada seniors Mitchel Boehm and Rogelio "Roy" Rojas were each awarded $500 scholarships by the Ada Rotary Club.

ONU Professor and local Rotarian Bill Trudeau announced the awards at the recent high school awards banquet.

Boehm plans to attend Ohio State University-Lima and will major in computer networking. 

Rojas, pictured with Trudeau, hopes to become a doctor.  His college plans are pending.

Ada school year coming to a close - but still lots of activities

One more week...actually only four more days of school.

Here are some school announcements pertaining to the last week of school.

ATTENTION ART AND SPANISH STUDENTS GOING ON THE CHICAGO TRIP NEXT YEAR: There will be an informational meeting for parents and students at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria on Wednesday, May 23. See Miss Bucher if you will be unable to attend.

STUDENTS INTERESTED IN CROSS COUNTRY: There will be a cross country meeting immediately after school on Wednesday, May 23, in the cafeteria. Interested students should attend for pertinent information on practice schedule and start date.

High school volunteers visiting Ada June 9 – need help?

The Village of Ada will be running informational articles about Village policies and services currently offered. These articles will be for informational purposes only, and further details and the complete Codified Ordinances may be found on the Village website, www.adaohio.org, or by calling the Village Water Office at 419-634-4045.

On Saturday, June 9th, participants in the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Foundation Seminar will be performing community service throughout the village.

Safe Routes to School Team invites public input

Ada’s Safe Routes to School Team invite Icon viewers to a 6 p.m., Thursday, May 17, public meeting in the Ada School cafeteria.

The meeting’s purpose is to have public input on the Safe Routes to School program. The program’s goals follow:

1 - Improve the environment around the school to encourage walking and bicycling to and from our school,
2 - Expand the school’s curriculum and activities to include safety and education programs that will teach our children pedestrian and bicycling safety, and
3 -  Hold events to encourage walking and bicycling.

Deb Curlis replaces Matt Brown as Ada chamber president

Deb Curlis, marketing/volunteer coodinator for Community Health Professionals, was named interim director of the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce, this week. Matt Brown, who had held the position, resigned due to a new position he accepted working with the Duff Companies, located in Huntsville.

Curlis was nominated by the chamber board of directors and will serve through Dec. 31. Brown will remain available to assist Curlis through the end of June.

The announcement was made at the May 16 chamber meeting held in the Ada depot. It was the last meeting the chamber will hold in the depot as the chamber office will be officially closed by the end of the week.

Ada Public Library software changes underway

The Ada Public Library will be undergoing a software migration that will span the months of May and June. The library wants its patrons to be prepared as it gear up for some changes. The library has prepared a video to assist in explaining the changes underway.

Click here for the video.

Beginning Thursday, May 31​, a library card will be required to check out materials. This is a requirement as the library's software is updated.

After May 31​, patrons and library staff will not be able to place holds on library items. This is a temporary situation while the library's software is being updated.