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September 23, 2019

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Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative launches Ada student of the month on Ada Icon

Meet Nora Dellifield, September's student

Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative, in cooperation with Ada Icon, launches a new monthly Icon feature: Ada High School student of the month.

This month's student is Nora Dellifield, an Ada senior. She is involved in several school and other activities. These include:

• Varsity Singers
• Track and field
• Basketball cheerleader
• National Honor Society
• 4-H

Nora is the daughter of Jami and David Dellifield.

CLICK HERE for Mid-Ohio's website.


Two awards at the fair for Myah Keckler

Myah Keckler, an Ada fourth grader, won two awards at the Hardin County Fair. 

This is Myah's first year showing pigs at the fair. She placed 2nd for showmanship with her pig, Duke, and 3rd place in her class for market gilt with her pig, Cherry. 

She is a member of Liberty Belles and Boys 4 H Club.


ONU grad, adjunct faculty member, named president of Mercy Health's Lima market

Ronda Lehman served as president of the Mercy Health — St. Rita’s Medical Center since March 2019.

Ohio Northern University alum and ONU faculty adjunct Ronda Lehman was named president of Mercy Health's Lima market. Lehman served as president of the Mercy Health — St. Rita’s Medical Center since March 2019.

Lehman will oversee operations, quality, service and growth goals for the Lima market, which includes Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center and the various outpatient services.

Her collaborative leadership style and commitment to operational excellence will continue to advance growth in the Lima market. Her appointment was effective Sept. 1.

Bob Baxter will continue as a leader in the Mercy Health ministry as president of the Toledo market.

Ada Troop 124 Court of Honor

Donald Waters, Jadon Holbrook, Cooper Dappert, Robbie Waters

Four  Troop 124 scouts moved up in rank or received merit badges at the Fall Court of  Honor held at the scout cabin in the Ada War Memorial Park.

• Donald Waters attained the Life rank only one step away from Eagle. 
• Jadon Holbrook earned the first of  seven ranks by becoming a Scout. 
• Cooper Dappert completed his Space Exploration merit badge.
• Robby Waters reached the coveted Boy Scouts of America First Class rank. 

Don Spar is the scoutmaster and Tom Lehman is the assistant scout master of  Troop 124. 

Red Cross assists family following house fire in Forest

The American Red Cross North Central Ohio Chapter responded to a fire on South Davis Street in Forest on Sunday night.

The Red Cross provided assistance for the immediate needs of two adults and three children, such as temporary lodging, food and clothing as well as comfort kits of personal hygiene items and stuff animals for the children.

“We’re deeply saddened for those who were impacted by this fire,” said Todd James, Executive Director, North Central Ohio Chapter. “As we continue to help them, we urge everyone to take steps to minimize the risk of a fire occurring in their home.”

103 candles on Alice Bucher's birthday cake

Following her marriage at age 20 to Dale, the couple moved to Ada and raised their family

Long-time Ada resident, Alice Bucher, now living at Vancrest of Ada, celebrated her 103rd birthday on Aug. 14.

Mrs. Bucher was an employee at Triplett Corp., Bluffton, for 22 years, and may be the oldest living Triplett retiree.

She and her husband, Dale, had three children, two boys and one girl. Dale  was the Ada scoutmaster for many years and he also served on several community boards and organizations in Ada. He died in 1999.

Today, Mrs. Bucher has 10 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.