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ONU men's soccer season begins Sept. 1

Ohio Athletic Conference portion of the schedule kicks off on Oct. 2 at home against Marietta

The Ohio Northern men's soccer team will open its 2021 season on Sept. 1 with a home match against Trine (Ind.) under third-year head coach Chris Matejka.

The Polar Bears will then travel north to play at Calvin (Mich.) and Hope (Mich.) Sept. 3-4.

Northern will then return home to host Concordia (Mich.) and Huntington (Ind.) Sept. 10-11 at Kerscher Stadium as part of the annual ONU Invitational.

Northern will also host Hanover (Ind.) and travel to Ohio Wesleyan, Westminster (Pa.), Carnegie Mellon (Pa.), Rose-Hulman (Ind.) and Kalamazoo (Mich.) in non-conference action.

Blame it on the weather

Bluffton's Festival of Wheels set for today is cancelled

Blame it on the weather.

The Bluffton Lions Club Festival of Wheels set for today (Friday, June 18) is cancelled according to Dan Diller, chair of the event.

He said that the club is working on a plan to hold the festival later this summer. Watch the Icon for updates.

In the meantime, Bubba BBQ will be on Main Street throughout the day, offering its barbecue menu.

Today's food distribution in Ada cancelled

The West Ohio Food Bank food distribution scheduled this morning (Friday, June 18) in Ada is cancelled. Watch for a rescheduled date.

90 freight cars - Bob Ward wins a pizza

Last week's "count the freight car" video contest received dozens of entries. There were 90 freight cars on the train.

Bob Ward's entry was chosen from the correct entries submitted. He wins a 2-item, 16-inch Three Brothers Family Pizza.

Watch for the next Icon contest coming when you least expect it.

Liberty Bank pays tribute to Charles VanDyne

He served on the bank for 37 years and 18 as board chair

If you’ve ever tried to fool Charles VanDyne? Ask Brian Marshall how it is accomplished.

Brian lured Charles to a meeting at Liberty National Bank on Wednesday to discuss a recognition for Corsie Arn and Pat Crist.

Turns out the meeting was a surprise special event in recognition of Charles. The bank officially unveiled a plaque naming the “Charles VanDyne Conference Room,” and read a board resolution in his honor.

Attended by countless friends of Charles, who kept the whole thing a secret, the ceremony included the unveiling of a plaque and recognition to him for his many years of service to the bank.

Ada native Russell Dearth was a former mayor of LaFayette

Member of the Ada High School class of 1952

Russell E. Dearth, 87, passed away on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 8:40 p.m. at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

He was born on March 15, 1934, in Ada,  to the late Jasper Earl and Aezelda B. (Robnolte) Dearth.  On June 6, 1959, Russell married Karen J. Amstutz and she survives in LaFayette.