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Rotary sponsors talk from member of French counter terrorism unit

Several Ada service organizations, hosted by the Ada Rotary will hear Maj. LeBlanc, who is a member of the National Gendarmerie, which is a branch of the French Armed Forces, in charge of public safety, with police duties among the civilian population. The meeting is at noon, Tuesday, June 26, at The Inn at ONU.

The GIGN (French: Groupe d'Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale, English: National Gendarmerie Intervention Group), is the French Armed Forces' elite counter terrorism/tactical unit.

Dustin Brooks speaker at June 19 Kiwanis meeting

Harold Friesner called the 36th meeting (June 19th) of the 2011–2012 Kiwanis Year to order at 12:00 p.m.
The Invocation was offered by Harold Friesner
Carol Brenemen from Florida was welcomed as a
The birthday of Jeff Schulman (June 17th) was noted in song.
The membership anniversary of Brian Myers, (June 22th 2004) was noted.
The wedding anniversary of Jon and Susan Umphress (June 20, 1971) was also noted.
The ONU Alumni magazine highlighted members Bob McCurdy and John Berg for their ability to fail at retirement. McCurdy was also introduced as Man of the Year by the Sigma Pi Fraternity.

Elissa McCracken - Miss Ohio is an Ohio Northern University student

Ohio Northern University student Elissa McCracken was crowned Miss Ohio on Saturday in Mansfield. She will compete for the Miss America title in January 2013 in Las Vegas.

McCracken, 20, of Waynesburg, Pa., is a pharmacy major at ONU. She won the crown over 24 other contestants. As Miss Ohio she will receie a $10,000 scholarship from Newman Technology among other gifts. McCracken's platform is "stop cyberbullying."

To view  the preliminary competition and Miss Ohio Finals click on the link to watch the show.

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William Howard funeral service Wednesday in Alger

William Howard

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
2:00 PM until 4:00 PM
6:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Hanson-Neely Funeral Home
701 North Front Street

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
1:30 PM
Hanson-Neely Funeral Home
701 North Front Street

More 1902 Ada businessmen


Here are some additional Ada businessmen from the turn of an earlier century.

Top row from left, J. Guy Deming, clothing; Ralph Parlette, lecturer; William L. Lantz, real estate; Dr. C.W. Brecheisen, dentist; and Dr. Robert Souder.

Center row from left, N.R. Park, cashier, Liberty Bank; Professor W.W. Newcomer, entertainer, Pres. School of Expression; N. W. Tobias, druggist; George Jameson, attorney; and S.D. Yated, druggist.

Bottom row from left, John Stemmple, dealer in hay; W.H. McClelland, grocer; H. Schindewolf, clothier; L.O. Ream, furniture and Walter Elliott, post master.

Roger Tarr was a 1947 graduate of Ada High School

Roger I. Tarr, 84, died at 5:30 a.m. June 21, 2012, at Lost Creek Care Center, Lima.

He was born April 19, 1928, in Ada to Bernard E. and Cora Katherine Eberle Tarr Sr., who preceded him in death. On Nov. 13, 1948, he married Darlene Fitzpatrick, who survives in Ada.

Mr. Tarr worked at Wilson Sporting Goods, Ada, for 22 years. He retired in 1993, from Rockwell International, after 23 years. He was a 1947 graduate of Ada High School. He was an Ohio National Guard veteran during the Korean War.