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Todd Madison

April 30, 2017

Poetic License

BACH 3 - does this mean that somewhere in Ohio is Bach 1 and Bach 2? The Icon spotted this plate on a slate-colored Chevy Cruze in Ada. And, it's on a Bald Eagle special plate. Anyone who can tell us about the plate's meaning, please let us know at: info@adaicon.com

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Ada area artists in ArtSpace/Lima spring show

Judith Greavu, Leah Casey, Luke Sheets

Several artists with Ada connections were winners or had works accepted in the Spring Show at ArtSpace/Lima, 65-67 Town Square.

The show is open through June 3 in The Ellen Nelson Gallery of Artspace, according to Bill Sullivan, director.

Area artists winning awards include:

Winner of The Jack Earl Award for best of show
Judith Greavu, former member of ONU art faculty
Innishowen Tide Pool, bronze, fused glass
She has several additional pieces in the show

Brit Rowe to speak in Tiffin

Brit Rowe, associate professor of art and design, has been selected to speak at the scholarship and learning conference at Tiffin University May 22-23.

The conference theme focuses on strategies that educators use to engage and understand their students inside and outside of the classroom.

Speakers will discuss active learning strategies, assessment, community engagement, project based learning, global environment and other topics.

Prof. Rowe has headed up a Grafik Intervention, which examines how graphic designers use their skills and knowledge to draw attention to the problem of urban decay by using various strategies for community-based graphic design.

Meredith Marshall receives $1,000 Liberty National Bank scholarship

Meredith Marshall, a 2017 Ada High School graduate, is one of two students who will receive a $1,000 scholarship through Liberty National Bank's scholarship fund, according to Ronald Zimmerly, president and CEO of the bank.

She will be a freshman at Otterbein University this fall, majoring in Chemistry. She is the daughter of Bryan and Colleen Marshall of Ada.

The second student is Alaura Jacobs, a 2017 Riverside High School graduate. Alaura will be a freshman at Rhodes State College this fall, majoring in Nursing. She is the daughter of Angela and Randy Hersh of Lima.

The "Last Lecture"

Dave Retterer, Ph.D., retires from his day job after 38 years at ONU

By Monty Siekerman
Dave Retterer gave "The Last Lecture" on Tuesday afternoon in McIntosh Center. Retterer, Ph.D., is retiring from his day job but will continue his duties as mayor.

He began teaching at Ohio Northern 38 years ago in the math and computer science department, which then was part of the College of Arts and Sciences. It's now part of the College of Engineering.

Engineering sponsored a senior design showcase on Tuesday, thus many alumni returned to campus to judge the projects and attend a reception for their former, and in many cases, favorite professor.

Sheriff deputies interact with youth

Hardin County sheriff deputies are involved with youth. Deputy Isaac Woltz speaks to students in his daughter's kindergarten class about public safety at Lincoln Elementary School in Findlay. And, Deputy Tate Peterson plays in a game of pick up basketball during recess at Upper Scioto Valley Schools.
Sheriff Keith Everhart said, "This is what serving the public and youth is all about. These deputies have kind hearts."

Meet Jessie - Icon dog of the week

This is Jessie, a 1 year old female terrier mix. She weighs 14 pounds. Can you provide a forever home for Jessie?

To give a dog a forever home, contact the Hardin County dog shelter. It is located at 49 Jones Road on the west side of Kenton.

Hours: 9 am to 4 pm on Monday, Thursday, and Friday. Phone: 419-674-2209.

Generally, about 20 to 25 dogs are available for viewing.

The shelter is also the place to contact for giving up a dog, if you find a lost or stray dog, or if you come in contact with a vicious dog. It costs $20 to surrender a dog, which pays for deworming and immunizations for when it is rescued.

Sunny day

On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, engineering student Nick Harper works his IPhone while leaning against a pillar of rocks in the medicinal herb garden near the Pharmacy Building.

Taking it on the chin

Ada elementary youth raise $5,677.50 for St. Jude's

Story and photos by Monty Siekerman
Who is behind the whipped cream pie and why is "taking it on the chin"?

Eli Esguerra slams a pie in the face of Ben Thaxton, elementary principal, because the youngsters successfully went over their goal in collecting money for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.


58 elementary students who participated raised a whopping $5,677.50 for the Memphis hospital known for helping families struggling with childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Ada pole vault record broken - twice

Nora Dellifield broke the Ada High School pole vault record two days in a row. She went 8'7" Tuesday at Parkway and cleared 9'0" at Ben Logan on Wednesday.

Library throws a party for Amanda

7-hour cookie event

By Monty Siekerman
Amanda Bennett was given a 7-hour cookie party at the Ada Public Library on Wednesday.

Patrons stopped by throughout the day to wish her well in her new endeavors: directing the Sandwich , Ill., Public Library and a wedding in October.

Amanda has served as library director here. Natalie Walton (right) is head of youth services.