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Ada leaf pick up begins week of Oct. 26

Village of Ada fall leaf pick up will begin Monday, Oct. 26, according to Angela Pokachek of the village office. Watch the Icon for a map and list of pick up dates.

Bob Simmons: "Don Fleming saw it as his responsibility to personally mentor me as a council member"

Oct. 23 deadline to indicate an interest in serving in vacant council seat

Bob Simmons, Ada council president, offered comments during the Oct. 6 council meeting about Don Fleming, council member who died eariler this month.

His statement follows:
Tonight we mourn the passing of Don Fleming, our fellow counselor and esteemed colleague. He served the Ada village as counselor for over 39 years.

When I was elected to council seven years ago he saw it as his responsibility to personally mentor me. I always valued his judgement, insight, wisdom and dedication to our village.

OAC announces spring tennis league schedules

The Ohio Athletic Conference has announced its league schedules for men's and women's tennis for the 2021 seasons.

League play will begin against Marietta on March 27, with the regular season ending on May 1.

The OAC Tournament semifinals and finals are slated for May 7-8 at the Lindner Tennis Center in Mason.

As of now, all teams are expected to add non-conference games to their schedules. Those will be posted as they become available.

Times and dates for all competitions are subject to further change due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Check back to ONUSports.com for more details as they become available.

Private family service planned for Emma Spradlin

102-year-old Vancrest resident was from Alger

Emma J. Spradlin, 102, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at 8:24 a.m. surrounded by her family at Vancrest of Ada.

She was born on Feb. 27, 1918, in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, to the late Morgan and Mollie (Howard) Whitaker. On Dec. 12, 1933, Emma married Frank Spradlin and he preceded her in death on Sept. 2, 2003. Frank and Emma were married for 69 years.  

Icon movie review: Here's another scary October flashback

Jaws works so well precisely because of what it doesn’t do: show you the shark

As I considered what to review next, I asked myself the question “what’s a horror movie the family can watch together?”

Turns out, horror doesn’t lend itself to producing those sorts of movies! But in the summer of 1975, a horror/thriller was released that you may have heard of: Jaws.

Jaws is the 7th highest-grossing movie of all-time in the United States when adjusted for inflation. It is the major breakthrough for Steven Spielberg, who continues to be a prominent figure in Hollywood 45 years later, and is the main reason lots of little ones (and I) are still skittish about going in the water. 

Letter: Vote Jennifer and John for Ohio Supreme Court

Icon viewers: 
For non-lawyers, it can be hard to excited about the law. But I'm tremendously excited about two candidates for Ohio Supreme Court, on the ballot November 3.

These candidates are Judge Jennifer Brunner and Judge John O'Donnell (each running for a separate seat). They bring an amazing wealth of experience and knowledge to the important job of Ohio Supreme Court Justice.

Even more than that, they bring a sense of fairness, compassion, and concern
for the State of Ohio. I urge everyone to vote to Judge Brunner and Judge
O'Donnell (Jennifer and John) for Ohio Supreme Court.