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Tax help available on March 21 at Ada Depot

Do you need assistance with your local income taxes?

The Village of Ada uses the services of Central Collection Agency (CCA) Division of Taxation for filing and payment of village income taxes. As a service to its customers, CCA schedules on- site taxpayer assistance.

Auditors from CCA will be at the Ada Depot on Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Auditors will be able to assist taxpayers with their Village of Ada income tax form preparations.

CCA also handles income tax from the Village of Alger.

Anasue Spradlin was retired from Imperial Cup

Anasue Spradlin, 78, died on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, at 4:06 a.m. at her residence in McGuffey, surrounded by her family.

She was born on Dec. 15, 1941 in Minnie, Kentucky, to the late Russell and Daisy (Moore) Spencer.  On Nov. 11, 1988, Ann married Robert J. Spradlin and he survives in McGuffey.

Ada racked up 45 first half points; post an impressive 74-54 win over Lincolnview

Dre White: "It was our best game of the season"

By Cort Reynolds - photos by Stephanie Frazier
ADA - Host Ada racked up 45 first half points and went on to post an impressive 74-54 win over Lincolnview in Northwest Conference boys basketball action Friday night.

The Bulldogs shot 55 percent from the field and 43 percent beyond the arc to post the surprisingly lopsided win. Senior wing Phillip Coulson fired in a career-high 30 points to pace the Valentine's Day victory.

"It was our best game of the season," agreed Bulldog fourth-year head coach Dre White. "We shot well, but we also did a ton of other things right. It was good to see things all come together in one game.

ONU is partner in Activate Change-QUIT

Program designed to help people quite smoking

Ohio Northern University is a partner in a 12-week quit smoking program starting in March at Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

The program is offered by the Allen County Tobacco Coalition Activate Change-QUIT. 

This project supports and promotes smoking cessation with the goal of helping residents achieve a healthier life.

The program was made possible from a $100,000 grant through the Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation.

The project is a 12-week program offered at St. Rita’s and a mobile smoking cessation clinic operated by Ohio Northern University. 

Activate Change-QUIT is for any resident of the community wanting to quit smoking. 

Opioid abuse in rural Ohio

Study covers youths in Hardin County between 2010 and 2018

Ohio Northern University faculty members Ross Kauffman and Keith Durkin have taken an interdisciplinary approach to the multifaceted problem of opioid abuse in the region.

The resulting paper from their research, “Impact of Emotional Distress on Prescription Opioid Abuse in a Rural Juvenile Drug Court Sample,” was published in the December 2019 edition of the Ohio Journal of Public Health.

The paper involved a study of youths in Hardin County (Ohio) between January 2010 and November 2018.

Kauffman, Ph.D., is the director of public health in ONU’s Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, and Durkin, Ph.D., is a professor of sociology at Ohio Northern.

Coronavirus vaccine underway

Note: this article is provided by Ohio Northern University's HealthWise Pharmacy.
As the coronavirus outbreak continues, at least one company has said it is working on a vaccine.

Johnson & Johnson announced that Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies (a J&J subsidiary) has started to develop a vaccine against 2019-nCoV, the virus behind the outbreak that started in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, last month.

The company said it plans to use the same technologies as other vaccines for Ebola, Zika and RSV.