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Weekend doctor: Dangers of E-Cigarettes

By Angel Mercer, licensed social worker, tobacco treatment specialist
The Armes Family Cancer Care Center, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System
Media reports have recently warned consumers to stop using e-cigarettes immediately. Many people are experiencing illness linked to e-cigarettes, including death. What are e-cigarettes? What are you exposing to your body? What is being done to stop this epidemic?

Once upon a time in Ada

Messick's dime store

By Leland Crouse
Small Town Sampler
Betty Miller
13 May 1992 - The Ada Herald

Depending on your age you called it the racket store, the five and ten, the dime store or the variety store. If you had a nickel or a dollar you could leave the store with two or three items.

Leona Pope 1936 - 2019

Leona Pope, 83, died on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at 11:45 a.m. at her residence in Ada.

She was born on March 10, 1936, in Magoffin County, Kentucky, to the late Burton and Della (Marshall) Patton. Leona was previously married to James Pope on Oct. 19, 1955, and they divorced, he preceded her in death in 2016.  

Leona was a homemaker.  She was a member of the Ada Pentecostal Church and played the tambourine at church. She also enjoyed being outdoors, gardening and playing the spoons. Leona loved her grandkids, family and her dog, Sissy.   

School board offers nearly 20 supplemental coaching contracts

Accepts resignation of Suzanne Hardesty

The follow report includes some action from the school’s October board meeting and is not officially approved board minutes.

Nearly 20 supplemental contracts involving winter and spring coaches were approved at the Ada school board Oct. 17 meeting. Those contacts follow:

Ada CIC will act on real estate purchase agreement

Ada Boyz, LLC, interested in purchase property in Ada Industrial Park

Ada Community Improvement Corp (CIC), will hold a special meeting at noon,  Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the Depot, according to Eileen Peterman, CIC secretary.

The meeting is to "present a motion for CIC to enter into an agreement consistent with the general terms set forth in the real estate purchase agreement between Ada Boyz, LLC, and Ada Area Community Improvement Corporation."

The property is located at the Ada Industrial Park.

This meeting follows a special Ada council meeting held Thursday, which centered on the same subject.



3 Ada boys, 3 girls all-NWC soccer first team picks

And, 1 Bulldog volleyball player repeats first team all-NWC

This story covers Ada HS boys' and girls' soccer and Ada volleyball all-NWC selections -
By Cort Reynolds
DELPHOS - Three Ada boys were named to the All-Northwest Conference soccer first team as voted by the league coaches recently in Delphos.

Bulldog seniors Isaac Spar and Skylar Williams, as well as junior leading scorer Jacob Poling, were all named first team all-league.

Bulldog senior Nicholas Kamatali was voted second team all-league.

Ada senior Wyatt Rettig and freshman keeper Grant Preston wwere each named honorable mention All-NWC.