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January 20, 2020

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Mercy Health-Home Health named a top agency

2019 ABILITY Home Care Elite

Home Health Lima was named a Top Agency of the 2019 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. 

For 14 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlighted the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

The ranking is developed by ABILITY Network, a leading information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare. It is sponsored by DecisionHealth, part of the H3.Group.

Weekend doctor: Lymphedema

By Emilee Shoemaker MOT, OTR/L, CLT-LANA
Occupational Therapist
There is never a good time to develop a chronic condition in your life but developing one at the end of your cancer battle can be one of the worst times. This is one of the ways lymphedema can emerge into someone’s life. 

January's park district board meets Jan. 27

The January meeting date for the Liberty Township Park District board has changed, according to Jane Lee, clerk of the board.

January's meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 27, in the park board office on Noth Park Drive. This is a change from the previously scheduled meeting date of Jan. 20.

Members of the board are Bob Szuch, board president, Ron Klingler and Tony Wolke.

Elks students of the month

Ada and Upper Scioto Valley students recognized for January and February

Four Ada High School students and three Upper Scioto Valley students received recognition from the Kenton Elks Lodge 157 as their school's students of the months for January and February.

Students from each school in Hardin County are recognized each month. This was the second group of students recognized for 2019-2020 school year by the Elks.

A partial listing of individual student activities is included here:

Ada students


Talking silently 

New skill for Ada High School students

Students are not only learning a new language, but learn about a culture that exists in thousands of communities across the U.S.  It’s not just an academic lesson, but a life lesson.

By Barbara Lockard
Fifty Ada High School students have been learning a language that requires hand gestures, facial expressions and whole-body engagement.  

American Sign Language (ASL) is being offered as a foreign language credit and has really caught on with the students.  As the third most spoken language in the U.S., ASL is becoming increasingly popular as a foreign language option in high schools and colleges across the country.  

Rhett Grant speaks to Owls group on Wednesday

Rhett Grant from the Ada Public Library, will speak to the Owls group at First United Methodist Church at noon, Wednesday, Jan. 15.

The talk is in the Wesley Fellowship Hall.

Owls will meet on Wednesday, January 15 at noon in the Wesley Fellowship Hall.  The group is open to all persons 55 years old and older.  You do not need to be a member of Ada First UMC.