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July 19, 2019

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Reynolds' column published on celticblog

Cort Reynolds, Ada Icon sports writer, had an article abouty Paul Westhpal making it to the Hall of Fame that was published on celticblog.com

Click here to read the article.

She learned to ride horses before she was able to walk

Meet Jessica Abbey, this month's Vancrest Ada employee in the spotlight

Jessica Abbey says that she learned to ride horses before she was able to walk.

Jessica is Vancrest Ada’s case manager and a registered nurse, is in this month’s Vancrest employee spotlight.

She graduated from Allen East High school and attended Apollo Career Center to obtain her registered nurse’s license in 2011.

Before being a nurse, Jess was an STNA for three years. She became a  licensed practical nurse in 2000.

Her favorite part about working as Vancrest’s case manager is the flexibility of it all. She enjoys working in its many aspects and gets to be on the floor on occasion to get to know the residents even better.

For Tom Kier beekeeping is a great prescription for retirement!

Hear his bee talk Wednesday afternoon at the Ada Public Library

By Barb Lockhard
When Tom Kier retired in 2016, he had a few things on his bucket list.  The former associate dean of ONU’s College of Pharmacy wanted to see the Masters Golf Tournament (which he did this year) and also pursue an interest in beekeeping.

“Bees are fascinating creatures, said Kier, but then I’ve always been sort of a science geek.” 

Now starting his third summer tending honey bees, he will share his knowledge with aspiring beekeepers in a presentation set for Wednesday, April 17, 3:30 p.m. at the Ada Public Library.  It’s Beekeeping 101 and he’ll bring some equipment so the audience will get a hands-on experience. 

"No one fights alone" fundraiser for Tony Adams May 4

Diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Six months ago, Tony Adams, Ada resident and a 19-year associate at SRK-Ohio (SumiRiko-Ohio), Bluffton, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.

During the last six month he has undergone treatment, including chemotherapy and radiation.

While fighting cancer he has had multiple trips in and out of hospitals combating the side effects of his cancer treatment.

Tony’s treatment plan is on-going for the next two years.

To assist in paying for is astronomical bills, a public event in his support is planned in early May.

ONU student profiles - features Ada's own Aaron Everhart

Currently on the ONU website

FROM ONU WEBSITE - ONU criminal justice major Aaron Everhart is a hometown guy, having grown up in Ada.

That was part of the reason he chose Ohio Northern – it really was home. That said, being involved in the production of a Super Bowl commercial wasn’t something he ever expected to happen to him, let alone through his Ada and Ohio Northern connections.

Through his family’s business, Everhart Trucking LLC, Aaron was presented with the opportunity to operate a truck used in the filming of a CBS Super Bowl pregame commercial filmed just down the road from ONU’s campus at the Wilson Football Factory.

45 minutes of Shakespeare

Ada HS sophomore advanced English students meet the bard in the form of John Robert Armstrong


William Shakespeare visited a sophomore advanced English class at Ada High School on Wednesday.

Representing the English bard was former Ohio Northern University assistant professor of acting, John Robert Armstrong, who returned to Ada this week for a visit.

The 23 students in the class taught by Melody Veltri discovered that though the playwright died over 400 years ago, he left us with many phrases common in today’s vernacular.

Consider: Mum’s the word, something was dead as a doornail, too much of a good thing, seen better days, and, all Greek to me. Thank Mr. Shakespeare for these.