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April 8, 2020

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The day a U.S. president visited Ada

William Howard Taft, 27th president of the United States, was invited to Ada, and accepted the invitation. The visit was during his term as president from 1909 to 1913.

This photo post card from the Ada Public Library shows the horse-drawn carriage with the president and Ada dignitaries upon his arrival in Ada at the Pennsylvania Railroad depot.

The flip side of the post card shows a message from Ada to Mr. J.J. Motter of Xenia.

Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies - so says the Icon poll

Everyone loves chocolate chip cookies.

That's what the recent Icon poll reveals. And, our latest poll asks what grocery item you have in short supply.

Click here to take the newest poll, or visit the poll on the bottom right side of the Icon home page.

Share your at-home learning experiences with Icon viewers

Attention parents, students, grandparents, teachers:

The Icon invites contributions that demonstrate at-home student learning experiences.

15 minutes with Bel Mancuso, Ada HS senior

She's the April Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative student of the month

Ada High School senior, Bel Mancuso, is the April Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative student of the month. The Icon chatted with her earlier this week. Here’s a portion of that conversation.

What classes are you taking this semester?
This semester I am taking sociology, intro to film, economics, algebra II, astronomy and mobile app design. 

Hey, Ada, need some laundry detergent or fabric softener?

Ada Music Boosters ready to take your orders now

Back by popular demand the Ada Music Boosters are kicking off their Good Clean Fundraising Laundry Detergent and Fabric Softener Fundraiser.  Proceeds will be used to help fund all Ada music programs. 

The detergent sale features detergent, fabric softener, and dish soap packaged in a 5-gallon bucket with a pump for easy dispensing. These are high-quality private label products not affiliated with big name brands.  

According to the Boosters, they are also selling Pod-Packs of detergent (180 count) and diswasher soap (200 count). All products sell for $45. The detergent and fabric softeners are available in a variety of scents. 

Bet you never gave baking cookies a second thought

A multi-discipline school assignment you can eat

Here's a multi-discipline school assignment that you can eat.

The Icon writer had a hankering for cookies and decided to see how many disciplines baking them involves. The following column demonstrates the result, wondering how public school students might use this exercise at home.

Disciplines used
Reading, writing, mathematics, geography, music appreciation, home economics, chemistry, art, critical thinking, foreign language, physical education and study hall. Perhaps there are others we’ve not considered.