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Face coverings required this fall for indoor events at ONU

Trustees endorse 13-page safety plan to resume in-person education

The Ohio Northern University Board of Trustees endorsed a safety plan to resume in-person education for the fall semester during its June 24 meeting.

The 13-page document covers a wide range of general requirements. Some of those include that faculty, students and staff, guests, visitors, vendors and contractors are required to wear face coverings while indoors in campus buildings.

Faculty, students and staff are encouraged to wear face coverings in outdoor settings where safe social distancing is not possible.

Fire department responds to call at Ada Stamping

Ada-Liberty Township Fire Department and police responded to two calls to Ada Stamping on Thursday, June 25. Responding to the calls at the plant located at 605 E. Montford were the department’s engine 51 and an Ada police vehicle.

At 8:32 a.m. a carbon/fire alarm was reported. Then, at 8:42 a.m. a fire alarm-zone 1 sprinkler flow was reported.

Health department covid-19 update

Kenton Hardin Health Department is reporting an additional COVID-19 associated death. The department is also reporting 3 new recoveries and 1 negative test result.

Book reviews: NY Times best-selling author David Baldacci doesn't disappoint

Baldacci is a grandmaster of character building, and getting to know FBI agent Pine is a delight, leaving you turning pages

The Icon introduces our newest column of book reviews. Robert McCool of Ada is our reviewer.

Reviews by Robert McCool
Who says that summer reading has to be as bubbly and frothy as the foam on top of your iced latte? 

I find it better to immerse myself in a good story, like my toes being buried in warm beach sand. But with the current covid-19 restrictions on all of us I have to depend on curbside service from my local library, and recommendations from my favorite librarians. 

Which brings me to the point of these reviews on two books that I really enjoyed.

ONU law grad receives Marion County judgeship appointment

Ohio Northern University law graduate Larry N. Heiser was appointed to serve as a judge on the Marion County Family Court, in an announcement made by Governor DeWine's office.

Heiser of Marion, will assume office on July 13, and must run for election on Nov. 3, for the remainder of the term ending Feb. 8, 2023.

Heiser is replacing Judge Deborah Alspach, who retired from the Marion County Family Court on Feb. 1, 2020.  

Heiser received his bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and his law degree from Ohio Northern University.  He currently is in private practice.

Our petition is just about freedom of choice

If you don’t feel comfortable sending your child to school and have the resources to keep them home, keep them home. We just want what is best for the majority of the community.

By Amanda Morrison
Thank you very much for allowing our group to express our concerns, there have been many  false premises regarding our petition.  "Unmasked" is a group
of concerned, like-minded parents, that have pulled our resources together to
fight for the rights of our children.