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July 19, 2019

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Victoria Ross selected to Ohio FFA Band

Victoria Ross of the Ada High School FFA Chapter was selected to perform with the Ohio FFA Band at this year's State Convention on Friday, May 3.

Liberty National Bank awards four $1,000 scholarships

Kama Arn, Ada senior, among the student reciepients

Ada High School senior Kama Arn is one of four students awarded a $1,000 Liberty National Bank college scholarship, announced Ronald L. Zimmerly, Liberty president and chief executive officer.

Liberty Bank employees have created the fund by making voluntary donations to it.

In addition, Liberty National Bank board of directors made a commitment to match any money given through the scholarship fund up to a maximum of $500.  The scholarship is a one-time donation to a qualifying senior of an employee.

This year’s four scholarship winners are:

Ada senior is Hardin winner of Franklin B. Walter Award

Jacob Colwell - recognized as one of the best and brightest students in the Class of 2019 in Ohio

Jacob Colwell is a black belt in Karate, a member of the Ada HS golf team, trumpeter in the band, on the gold winter guard team, and plans to enroll next fall at Ohio Northern in its mechanical engineering program.

He balances these extra-curricular activities while taking Calculus II at ONU, Physics for college credit plus, and a mix of other academic courses including French III, CAD III and Advanced Placement English. And, he carries a 4.0 grade point average.

Find a sword? Who you gonna’ call?

This one is an Ada, Ohio, original

By Barb Lockhard
Leland Crouse is the go-to guy for all things Ada. The retired Ford plant employee and self-professed history buff began tracing his family’s genealogy in the 1990s.  Since most of his relatives were from Ada, it led to an interest in the history of the village itself. Then a bequest from the local newspaper really ignited his passion for Ada’s past.

Jason Szuch: “One of the best decisions we made was to stay in Ada”

Ada chamber members hear about two local businesses

“One of the best decisions we made was to stay in Ada,” says Jason Szuch, owner of two Ada-based businesses.

“The hard-working people of Ada separate us from our competitors,” he said, complimenting the work ethic found in his hometown.

Szuch shared his two-business start-up stories with Ada Area Chamber of Commerce members during the April 17 chamber breakfast held at Ada Public Library.

Those businesses are SAY Security Group USA, and Hospitality Wi-Fi, both located at 520 E. Montford Ave., in the Ada industrial park

ONU volunteers stop at Vancrest

Two weekends ago Vancrest was visited by several Ohio Northern University volunteers during the annual “ONU Love Day.”

They wash windows, spread mulch and this year brought cards for each resident. 

Jennifer Line, Vancrest activities director said, “The joy and pride they bring to our residents, while sprucing up the front and back porches of their home, is amazing.