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July 16, 2020

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Two Ada Boy Scouts advance in rank

Jadon Holbrook and Robby Waters

Two Ada Boy Scouts from Troop 124 advanced in rank at the summer Court of Honor held in Ada War Memorial Park.

Jadon Holbrook earned both the Second and First Class rank in his first year in scouting.

Robby Waters achieved Star rank, only two steps away from the coveted Eagle Award.

Boy Scout Troop 124 meets each Monday at 6 p.m. at the park’s scout cabin. Don Spar and Tom Lehman are the troop scoutmaster and assistant scoutmaster.

A baseball memorial

Laid out at high school park diamond for Alex

Photos and story by Cort Reynolds
A baseball memorial for 2020 Ada senior pitcher Alex Sweigart was laid out at the high school park diamond Wednesday.

On display were baseballs signed by parents and friends on the mound and at home plate, a pair of his shoes, a wreath and a sign on the chain link backstop. 

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Ian Dellifield Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative student of the month

Ian Dellifield, who will be a senior this fall at Ada High School, is the Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative student of the month.

Dellifield is active in several Ada school activities. These include being a member of the Quiz Bowl team, TEAMS Competition, 'Dogs volunteer, Varsity Singers, Wild Steelions and Ohio Northern University steel drum band.

He is also a member of the Ada HS track, soccer and swim teams.

Let's visit some Ada gardens

Lots of fresh veggies growing at Jimmy Wilson's 207 Turner garden

Some people believe that life begins the day you start a garden. Other insist there are no gardening mistakes, only experiments. If you fall in either group, then this weekly Icon feature will keep you walking down the garden path again and again.

At the suggestion and with the assistance of Jimmy Wilson the Ada Icon introduces a new column we simply call Ada Gardens.

It will continue until gardening ends for the season, and then we hope to plant our seeds again in the spring.

Our first featured Ada Garden is full of green things. You can find it in Wilson’s yard at 207 Turner, Ada.

Three from Ada on University of Findlay dean's list

The dean's list for the spring 2020 semester at the University of Findlay has been announced. To earn this achievement, a student must attain a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Ada students include:
Caleb Garmon
Elijah Garmon
Aliyah Hasan

ONU law grad receives Marion County judgeship appointment

Ohio Northern University law graduate Larry N. Heiser was appointed to serve as a judge on the Marion County Family Court, in an announcement made by Governor DeWine's office.

Heiser of Marion, will assume office on July 13, and must run for election on Nov. 3, for the remainder of the term ending Feb. 8, 2023.

Heiser is replacing Judge Deborah Alspach, who retired from the Marion County Family Court on Feb. 1, 2020.  

Heiser received his bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and his law degree from Ohio Northern University.  He currently is in private practice.