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October 15, 2019

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Law professor named co-chair of American Bar Association committee

Elena Helmer, Ohio Northern University assistant professor of law and assistant director of the Democratic Governance and Rule of Law program, has been appointed co-chair of the American Bar Association Section of International Law International Anticorruption Committee.

The American Bar Association (ABA) is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. The ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

Dinner-charity auction benefits Beacon of Hope Oct. 4

Community Health Professionals Hospice-Beacon of Hope invite Icon viewers to a dinner and charity auction held at Community Health Professionals of Ada, 1200 S. Main St., according to Deb Curlis.

The event is Thursday, Oct. 4. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. and the auction begins at 7 p.m. Dinner is catered by Anita’s Kitchen.

Tickets are $20 each or $100 for a table of six. The event includes both live and silent auctions. Marvin Ford is the auctioneer.

All proceeds benefit the Visiting Nurses and Hospice services of Community Health Professionals. The organization is a 501c3 and all donations are tax-deductible.

1913 Ada fire


Perhaps Ada's earliest major fire was 99 years ago. This photo post card shows "destruction of the Administration Building O.N.U. Ada, Ohio, by fire, 2 a.m., Nov. 4, 1013."

The post card is from the collecton of Leland Crouse

University conducts Drug Take Back Day Sept. 29

Ohio Northern University’s chapter of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) will conduct “Operation Drug Disposal,” a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Drug Take Back Day, at the circle in front of McIntosh Center on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Working in conjunction with the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, Operation Drug Disposal is an effort to safely dispose of old or unneeded prescription and over-the-counter medications. The event is aimed toward students, staff and the surrounding communities in order to spread both awareness of proper medication disposal and the growing problem of prescription medication abuse.

Ada's Halloween schedule released

Several Halloween-related events are planned in October in Ada. In fact you can dress up three times in October.

Tuesday – Oct. 23 – Trick-or-treat on Ohio Northern University campus 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration is at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday – Oct. 25 – Trick-or-treat night in Ada, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Monday – Oct. 29 – Ada downtown Halloween parade; during and following the parade will be pumpkin cookie decorating at ReStore.

Zac Dysert Day at Miami on Nov. 23

Zac Dysert Day is coming to Miami University and all of Ada is invited to participate. The Day is Friday, Nov. 23, during the Miami vs. Ball State football game. The time of the game is not yet announced.

Interested fans may reserve seats for the game at $10 each (pay by credit card) by contacting Daniel Clark at Miami University 513-529-1743. If no answer, leave a message or go to www.muredhawks.com.

The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce is having a special sweatshirt created and details will come soon.