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July 19, 2019
 

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That 25-year-byline – "By Tim Glon" earns respect from his profession

Glon to receive 25-year award from CoSIDA recognizing his long-time service and commitment to the profession

By Ashley Birchmeier
Former Ohio Northern Assistant SID

Despite his utmost enthusiasm and dedication to Ohio Northern University athletics, Tim Glon is known for much more than his renowned coverage of the Polar Bears.

Glon is the Director of Sports Information at Ohio Northern and will receive a 2019 25-Year Award from CoSIDA to recognize his long-time service and commitment to the profession.

His dedication to the profession goes beyond northwest Ohio where his connections developed over the last 25 years, as they span worldwide.

Youth launches toy drive for a good cause

Braylon Simon's own experience at Nationwide Children's Hospital is the reason for the toy project

Note: Braylon's mom, Kayla Simon, is the receptionist at the Ohio Northern University physical plant.

FROM BLUFFTON ICON - Eight-year-old Bluffton youth Braylon Simon’s own experience at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, made him want to do something for other children who are patients there.

In April, 2018, Braylon, son of Jonathan and Kayla Simon of Bluffton, was diagnosed with Stage 3 Nodular Lymphocyte-predominant Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

After four rounds of aggressive chemo, he is in his ninth month of remission.

Special recognition to Ada HS musicians

Presented during May 20 concert

During the Ada High School band spring concert on May 20 band, fall color guard and winter guard members were recognized as well as first chair players. 

All band members received their first-year letter or chevron. The following students received special recognition:

• Directors Awards for Band -
   Gedes Klingler

 • National School Marching Band Award -
   Alyssa Wince

• Louis Armstrong Jazz Award -
   Nathan Hurtig

• Leonard Bernstein Musicianship Award -
   Alex Morgan

• John Phillip Sousa Award -
   Jake Colwell

• Patrick S. Gilmore Band Award -
   Isaac Spar

Ada seniors take a walk

An Ada High School graduation continued today as members of the 2019 class held its final walk-through of the school building. Cheering on the seniors were students who lined the hallways.

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Three from Hardin County are Bluffton University grads

Justina Fuqua-Black of Ada, earned a bachelor’s degree in social work during Bluffton University’s 119th annual commencement ceremony on May 5.

Blake Obenour of Dunkirk, earned a bachelor’s degree in business
administration.

Jacob Sherrick of Harrod, earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.

It's all in the family

2 retired Bluffton police chiefs have Ada connections

FROM BLUFFTON ICON - Two Bluffton persons with Ada connections were recognized this month by the Bluffton police department.

The two are retired Bluffton police chiefs, Rick Skilliter, husband of Ada school superintendent, Meri Skilliter, and the late William Gaiffe, whose daughter is Pat Wyss, and grandsons are Todd Wyss and Sam Kragalott of Ada.

Skilliter and Gaiffe are the first inductees to a Wall of Honor, recognizing retired Bluffton police officers.

Bluffton police chief Chief Ryan Burkholder read the following about the two 2019 inductees:

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