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February 23, 2018

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Child Development Center receives highest rating

The Child Development Center at ONU recently earned a 5-star rating, the highest possible score, from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Ohio Department of Education.

The department recognizes early learning and development programs for 3-5 year olds that meet quality standards rising beyond health and safety licensing requirements.

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Superintendent talks about safety at Ada Schools

What are Ada Schools doing to keep all of those safe at the school? In light of the recent deadly shooting at a school in Florida, Ada Schools Superintendent Meri Skilliter recently posted a message on Facebook that describes efforts that have been undertaken in the past and more recently. She wrote:

“This is a bulleted list of things I came up with yesterday.  I have to believe there are other things I didn’t think of.  I also think that our administrators, teachers, counselors and our other staff really work to get to know students and know which students need extra love and attention, etc.  

Kewpee High School Art Invitational

ArtSpace/Lima will host the 30th annual Kewpee High School Art Invitational from Feb. 23 to April 7. Eight Ada students have had 9 pieces selected.

Sumaya Tasnim had two pieces selected while Calle Young, Johnathan Rettig, Keli Trudeau, Klava Katayama, Kendal Guagenti, Kylie Guagenti, and Noah Mattson each had one piece selected.

An opening reception will be held on Friday, Feb. 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Kewpee hamburgers and cheeseburgers will be served at the reception, as well as Februcherry pie.  Awards will be presented at 7:15 p.m.

Helpful book worms

Ada Kiwanis members assist in moving library books to their proper place

By Monty Siekerman

Ada Kiwanis members turned into book worms Tuesday at the Ada Public Library.

Actually, members of the service club pitched in to help move books back to their proper place as construction of the library’s addition and renovation nears completion.

The library has remained open for patron use nearly every day since the major expansion began late last summer.

Books were somewhat out of order as they were moved here and there, depending on the construction work for the day; however library staff could head patrons in the right direction to find what they needed.

Ada wears maroon and silver for a day

School colors of Florida school where 17 died

By Monty Siekerman
It was maroon and silver rather than purple and gold at Ada Schools on Tuesday.

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Students and staff were asked to wear the school colors of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in memory of the 17 students and teachers who died there at the hands of a gunman last week.

Gatekeepers, the newly-organized local chapter of the American Mental Health Alliance, asked those who would be at Ada Schools on Tuesday to wear the Parkland, Fla., school colors in memory of those who died and in honor of those who survived.

Three sheriffs support Cross candidacy.

Jon Cross photographed with (L-to-R) Hardin County Sheriff Keith A. Everhart, Logan County Sheriff Randall J. Dodds and Hancock County Sheriff Michael E. Heldman.  

Photo Credit: Cross Campaign 


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