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July 19, 2019

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Ohio governor USDA disaster designation for Ohio farmers

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue requesting a USDA Secretarial disaster designation for Ohio amid heavy rainfall impacting Ohio farmers.

In his letter, Governor DeWine notes that record rainfall through the spring planting season has been devastating to Ohio farmers, with flooding and saturated fields preventing them from planting crops. Only 50 percent of Ohio’s corn crop and 32 percent of Ohio’s soybean crop have been planted as of June 10, 2019.

Music Booster blueberry fundraiser continues to June 26

Order online; 10 pounds for $32

The Ada Music Booster blueberry fundraiser is officially underway and runs through Wednesday, June 26. 

Persons may purchase 10 pounds of fresh New Jersey grown blueberries for $32.  "These blueberries are great fresh and freeze well," said Amy Morgan of the Boosters.

"We hold this blueberry sale to raise funds to help purchase costumes, music, props and equipment and for all of the wonderful programs the Ada students will have the opportunity to participate in the upcoming school year," she said.

Here's an ONU scene in time for National Nature Photography Day

June 15 was National Nature Photography Day. The ONU Department of Art and Design shared this photo of Ohio Northern University on its Facebook page.

The department invites Icon viewers to share your favorite nature picture of Ohio Northern! #NaturePhotographyDay

Ada Community Engagement Day is Aug. 24

Sign-ups underway - details in this story

Ohio Northern University is currently registering organizations, businesses and residents for its sixth annual Ada Community Engagement (ACE) Day to be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, according to Jacob Isaacson, ONU coordinator of student activities.

Here's the 2019 Ada street projects list

Bid opening June 28; project completion deadline Oct, 31

The village of Ada is accepting bids for its 2019 street projects, according to Jami Hall, village administrator.

Bids are due at noon, Friday, June 28, and will be opened at that time in the village municipal building. The village has placed an Oct. 31, 2019, deadline on all projects

A map at the bottom of this story shows the project areas.

This year’s projects include:

Alleys – mill and compact
• North Johnson to North Simon between East Buckeye and East Highland
• East Highland to East Montford between Johnson and Simon

Mercy Health - St. Rita’s volunteers present check to medical center

Mercy Health - St. Rita’s Medical Center Volunteer/Auxiliary Resources president, Joyce Gerdeman, presented a check for $240,000 to Ronda Lehman, president of St. Rita’s, during St. Rita’s Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon recently. 

This donation was made on behalf of all St. Rita’s volunteers which includes 438 adults, 82 college students, 132 summer teen volunteers, 125 shadowing students and 209 supporting members. 275 volunteers were in attendance at the event.