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March 6, 2021

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Introducing Ada elementary students of the month

Ada elementary students of the month for February were posted on the school Facebook. The Icon provides their photos here. The photo above shows fifth graders.

Let's play ball!

Sign up for Ada summer T-ball, softball, baseball ends March 7 • Team options available for youth ages 5 to 14

Ada Diamonds Baseball/Softball registration ends on Sunday, March 7. Sign-up in understand online for the following teams:
• T-ball, ages 5,6,7
• Slow pitch softball, ages 8,9,10
• Fast pitch softball, ages 11, 12,13
• Pee-Wee baseball, ages 8,9,10
• Little League baseball, ages 11,12,13
• Pony League baseball, ages 13, 14

In addition to play sign-up, the squads are looking for persons interested in coaching or helping umpire  for one game.

ONU woman move on to semifinals

Ward pulls down 10 rebounds for 'Bears

Ohio Northern used another outstanding defensive effort and scored the first 12 points of the fourth quarter to pull away for a 61-44 victory at Otterbein in the quarterfinals of the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament Tuesday night at the Rike Center.

The seventh-seeded Polar Bears improve to 7-7 on the season and advance to the semifinals on Thursday night at top-seeded and No. 12-ranked John Carroll (11-2).

The second-seeded Cardinals end their season at 8-5.

ONU led 42-36 after three periods and used the 12-0 run to take a commanding 54-36 advantage with 5:35 left in the game.

Polar Bears advance to OAC semifinals

Landen Long scores career-high 25 points

Sophomore Landen Long (Mason) scored a career-high 25 points to lead Ohio Northern to an 80-79 victory at John Carroll in the quarterfinals of the Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament on Tuesday night at the DeCarlo Center.

The fifth-seeded Polar Bears (4-6 overall) advance to the semifinals and will host sixth-seeded Muskingum on Thursday night at the ONU Cports Center.

The fourth-seeded Blue Streaks end their season at 4-4.

Sophomore Adam Scott (Wapakoneta) added a career-high 16 points and sophomore Grant Heileman (Millersport/Sheridan) tied a career-high with 15 points for Ohio Northern.

Donald Waters, Mid-Ohio Energy Ada student of the month

He is involved in several school and community activities

Donald Waters, Ada High School senior, is the Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative Ada March student of the month.

He is active in several school organizations including:
• National Society of High School Scholars
• Ada HS National Honor Society
• The Wild Steelions (5 years)
• ONU Steel Band
• Pigasus Pictures, crew member of a high school film project
• Ada Eagle Scout
• Student of piano (10 years)
• Visited China, Eastern Europe, Ghana
• Accepted at ONU - will major in business and marketing
• Viva Maria's staff member (5 years)

He is the son of  Robert and  Sarah Waters.

Apparent electrical malfunction at Beatitudes, but no serious damage

Ada and three other departments on the scene

Ada’s newest fire truck was called into action for the first time today as an apparent electrical malfunction in the Beatitudes building, 210 N. Main St., put a scare into Main Street.

Ada-Liberty Township fire department received the call at 1:03 p.m.

According to Deb Curlis, Beatitudes store manager, in the building at the time told The Icon, “There were no flames and no smoke coming out of the roof, but it appeared that some smoke was coming from some of the ceiling tiles inside the building.”

Curlis said that she along with one customer and three Beatitude volunteers were in the building at the time.