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August 9, 2020

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Take an Ada art walk

Part 5 in a series on The Remington Walk "The Cheyenne"


Summer is a great time to explore the art spread across the Ada community – especially for viewers unable to visit art galleries elsewhere in Ohio.

As a weekly series, The Icon will feature the art located on The Remington Walk on the Ohio Northern University campus. For some viewers, this series is familiar. For others, it may be a first-time experience. 

Either way, it’s an opportunity to take a walk and view some art that is uniquely Ada. The Walk is spread through campus and may be viewed by following the ONU walking path, beginning near Affinity Village, west of The Freed Center.

OHSAA releases sport-specific return to play guidelines

The OHSAA said it is offering the recommendations with the objective of commencing fall sports seasons on Aug. 1

The Ohio High School Athletic Association released Wednesday sport-specific return to play guidelines.

The OHSAA said it is offering the recommendations with the objective of commencing fall sports seasons on Aug. 1.

The OHSAA fully intends to support its member schools and the student-athletes who desire to compete in interscholastic athletics and will continue to assess all areas as more information becomes available.

Ready, Set, Grow Preschool releases covid-19 policy

First day of school is Aug. 17

Ready, Set, Grow Preschool located at 301 N. Main St., Ada, released the following policies for families related to reducing the spread of COVID-19.

All students will need to be walked in to and out of the building by an adult. Masks or shields will be worn by everyone over the age of 10 during pick-up and drop-off.

Student temperatures will be taken at drop-off. If a student has a temperature over 100 degrees F, they will be unable to attend until they have been fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medicine.

Students will wash hands upon entering the classroom and before leaving.

Ohio Athletic Conference pulls the plug on all fall intercollegiate sports

No football, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis of volleyball at ONU this fall

The Ohio Athletic Conference Presidents Council and its 10-member schools have postponed all intercollegiate competition through Dec. 31, 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

"This is truly unfortunate news for the more than 350 fall sport student-athletes, especially our seniors, who were looking forward to their final season of fall competition," ONU President Daniel DiBiasio said.

"To be sure, such a decision was extremely difficult, and all involved gave it thorough, serious and thoughtful consideration.

Cars and coffee event Saturday AM in Bluffton

FROM BLUFFTON ICON - The next Bluffton Cars and Coffee event is Saturday, July 25, at Masterpiece Signs, 902 N. Main St., Bluffton.

The event is an “informal gathering for enthusiasts and their cars," said Tim Boutwell. The monthly cars and coffee event continues through October. It is always held on the fourth Saturday of the month.

Each event is from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the following Saturdays:  July 25, Aug. 22, Sept. 26 and Oct. 24.

Unwanted pesticide collection for farmers Aug. 19 in Findlay

The Ohio Department of Agriculture will sponsor a collection for farmers wishing to dispose of unwanted pesticides from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the Hancock County Fairgrounds, 1017 E. Sandusky Street, Findlay.

The pesticide collection and disposal services are free of charge, but only farm chemicals will be accepted.  

Paint, antifreeze, solvents, and household or non-farm pesticides will not be accepted.  

In keeping with Governor Mike DeWine’s State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, all ODA employees will be wearing face masks/coverings, following social distancing guidelines, and washing/sanitizing their hands and equipment often.