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Student dropoff and pickup location changes coming Oct. 5 to Ada schools

The school has identified safety concerns with its current flow of traffic during arrival and dismissal times

Beginning Monday, Oct. 5, Ada Schools will change its morning and afternoon transportation locations. 

The change came about because the school has identified safety concerns with its current flow of traffic during arrival and dismissal times.

"Based upon observations by administrators, the transportation director, and the school resource officer, we feel it is necessary to make changes to our current transportation procedures," said Meri Skilliter, Ada superintendent.

• The north entrance, off of State Route 81 will now be the new bus loading and unloading zone.

• The south entrance, off Grand Avenue will become the student drop off and pick up location.

Fighting for the Cure game in honor of Erin Robinson

Volleyball game with Ada hosting Lincolnview on Oct. 13.

This year’s Ada volleyball game, drawing attention to “Fight for The Cure,” is in honor of the mother of one of the Bulldog players.

Erin Robinson, mother of Ada’s freshman volleyball player, Daicy Robinson, will be recognized at the game, scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Erin is currently winning her second battle with cancer. She has chosen the IBC Network Foundation, as recipient of the proceeds raised this year in coordination with this event. 

Proceeds will be raised through a t-shirt sale, gift baskets that will be raffled off at the game and other donations. 

Time to update your Ada school spirit wear?

Online spirit store offers 19 different Ada-related items for limited time only

With a new bulldog logo now part of the Ada school system, it may be time to update your Ada High School spirit wear.

For a limited time – this ends Monday, Sept. 21 – Ada school supporters may order up to 19 different Ada school-related sportswear items from the “Spirit Store.”

Each of the items includes the new bulldog logo.

The BSN team sports online store offers and assortment of Ada school tee-shirts, hoodies, polo shirts, wind shirts, fleece crew shirts and caps.

Click here to visit the Ada new logo unveiling spirit store.

ODOT snow plow hiring in Lima Oct. 13

Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is getting ready for winter operations and has a hiring event to fill approximately 65 winter seasonal positions available across the region.

The local hiring event is Tuesday, Oct. 13, from noon to 4:30 p.m. at ODOT District 1 district office, 1885 N. McCullough Street, Lima.

Plowing snow is the primary job responsibility for winter seasonal positions, but employees may also be asked to perform other operational duties. 

District 1 is looking to fill 36 positions in Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, and Wyandot counties. 

This is a test - repeat, only a test

Village siren will blast at noon for 3 minutes

The Village of Ada will conduct its monthly test of its tornado siren at noon today (Wednesday, Sept. 16).

The siren will run for 3 minutes.The village tests the siren each third Wednesday of every month at noon.

As a note, Ohio Northern University completes a test of its tornado siren on the first Wednesday of every month.

The announcement by the village stated: "The addition of this siren allows Ada to be well covered in providing early warning to our residents in case of a tornado."

Persons with questions regarding the  testing, should contact the Ada Police Department at 419-634-0010.


There's a spot for you at Ada's Red Cross blood drive

Monday at Community Health Professionals

Covid-19 hasn't stopped blood drives from taking place.

Ada's next American Red Cross blood drive is from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21, in the Community Health Professionals Ada Visiting Nurses conference room, 1200 S. Main St.

To schedule an appointment, call Mary Hackworth, blood program leader for Ada community blood drives, at 419-604-8569 or 800-Red Cross.

You may also visit www.RedCrossBlood.org, and use the sponsor code: AdaCommunity.

Hackworth said that there is a need for power red bood donors and she has four open time slots for these donors