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Robert Williams was a founder of the Northwest Ohio Tractor Pullers

Robert A. Williams, Jr., 93, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, at 1:09 a.m. at Lima Memorial Health System.

He was born on March 1, 1927, in Alger, Ohio, to the late Robert and Edna (Archer) Williams, Sr.  On June 19, 1955, Robert married Mary A. Evans and she survives in Alger.

Robert retired from Procter & Gamble, where he was the first one hired at the Lima Plant.  He was a founder and 50-year-member of the Northwest Ohio Tractor Pullers, where he helped to start the National Tractor Pull in Bowling Green, Ohio. 

Joan Owen was a retired Allen East school bus driver

Active in Ohio Child Conservation League for 52 years, holding many offices

 Joan M. “Joni” Owen, 78, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, at Kindred Hospital Lima.

She was born on Oct. 24,1942 in LaFayette, Ohio, to Robert Chester and M. Imogene (Weaver) Long who preceded her in death. On June 12, 1960, Joan married Myron F. Owen and he preceded her in death on Aug. 17, 2006. 

Joni retired from Allen East School District, where she was a bus driver. She also helped to farm the family farm. She was a member of the LaFayette Congregational Christian Church. 

Ted Prueter now offering Medical Mutural of Ohio health insurance plans

Ted Prueter of Ada, announced that he is now selling Medical Mutual of Ohio health insurance plans as an independent agent.

He offers Medicare supplements, individual health insurance and short-term health plans.

He retired after 30 years with the Rogers Agency in Kenton, selling health insurance products.

Icon viewers may contact him at 419-722-4000 for health insurance needs.

Covid-19 vaccinations given Saturday ONU HealthWise Pharmacy

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COVID vaccination appointments are available for individuals 65 and older at ONU HealthWise Pharmacy on Saturday, Feb. 27.

To schedule your appointment, call 419-772-3784 

ONU HealthWise, 511 W. Lincoln Ave., Ada, is an approved Ohio Department of Health (ODH) phase 1B Covid Vaccine provider. Vaccine supplies will be limited. Eligibility for the vaccine is also determined by the State and our Federal Pharmacy Partner.

You may click here to pre-register

Ohio Covid-19 update

Spring events, provider expansion, new health equity website

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Governor DeWine today announced a loosening of restrictions for sporting and entertainment venues when safety protocols are followed.

Dorothy Rayl was a resident of Vancrest of Ada

Dorothy Marie Rayl, 81, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at 5:40 p.m. at Vancrest of Ada.

She was born on March 20, 1939, in Bluffton, Ohio, to the late Lester and Kathryn (Morehead) Ackerman.  On June 15, 1957, Dorothy married Gerald Rayl who survives in Ada.

Dorothy is also survived by her two sons and daughter: Kevin (Karen) Rayl, Rodney (Wendy) Rayl and Rebecca Rayl all of Ada; and three grandchildren: Andrew Rayl, Jacob Rayl and Eli Esguerra. 

She was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Ackerman.