February 11, 1910 the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial Tablet was dedicated to the Ada Public Schools on behalf of E.W. Gilbert, of Los Angeles, California. It is a bronze and marble memorial tablet bearing the immortal words of Lincoln uttered at a dedication of the Gettysburg battlefield as a national cemetery
March 1910 Warren G. Harding of Marion addressed Ohio Northern University’s student body at the chapel service.
Believe it or not, Ada had an 800-seat opera house and was able to support New York road shows some 90 years ago (1880). Players stopped here because facilities were good and the village was about midway between Pittsburg and Chicago on the main line of the Pennsylvania Railroad.
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January 1904 - The first basketball game played by an Ohio Northern team, was against a Kenton team, won by Kenton (score not given). Ohio Northern's team used the old "sheep pen" on the south west corner of the campus, now the Kappa Psi fraternity home (1954)
January 1925 - S.M. McCurdy, inventor for the McCurdy Mfg. Co., has placed a new scoring device in the Ada school gymnasium. By pulling a lever, a gong is sounded and every score of the opposing teams is shown. He has applied for a patent on the device.
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December 1904- Citizens were boasting of the installation of a $1000 magnetic fire alarm system with 15 boxes distributed throughout the town. The James Thomas barber shop sent the first call over the new fire system.
December 1925- Nineteen members of the Sigma Pi fraternity were suspended for the remainder of the school year for promoting and participating in dance in Lima, in violation of the Dance Rule.
October 1916 - Officers of the newly formed Women’s Suffrage organization in Ada were Mrs. C.S. Ames, president; Mrs. E.E. McAlpin, vice president; Miss Rhea Welsh, secretary; and Mrs. J. Guy Deming, treasurer.
Nov. 23, 1916 - the many clubs of Ada were Federated. They included the Current Events, Twice Ten Art, Sorosis, Zetetic, Research, Entre Nous, Cosmopolitan, Advance, Quatre and Pastime.