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Still time to enter Icon's Golden Globe contest

Winner goes home with a free pizza • This contest is multi-choice - easy to enter

You don’t have to be a movie expert to enter the Icon’s Golden Globe Awards contest.

Of course, it helps if you are, but the contest includes multiple-choice questions and that evens the playing field as much as we can tilt it in each contestant’s favor.

Click here to enter.

The Golden Globe awards presentation is Sunday evening, Feb. 28. Contestants may enter until noon on Feb. 28.

Like our previous contests, you may enter as many times as you wish, but you may use your own name only once.

Ada school staff and teachers receive vaccines Friday morning

ONU HealthWise Pharmacy administering the clinic • School will be delayed until 10:35 a.m.

Ada will have a scheduled 2-hour school delay on Friday, Feb. 26, according to Meri Skilliter, superintendent. School will begin at 10:35 a.m.

Members of the Ohio Northern University HealthWise pharmacy staff will administer the first round of covid-19 vaccines to staff and teachers from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

"We are grateful for Ohio Northern University in being a wonderful neighbor and partner, not just in arranging our vaccinations, but also in other areas throughout this pandemic," said Skilliter.

The vaccine clinic was originally planned for Feb. 19. The winter storm of last week caused a shipment delay and the event was moved to Feb. 26.

Ada boys fall to NB in sectionals

After the first period, Ada was only outscored 44-43

By Cort Reynolds
NEW BREMEN - Visiting Ada built a big deficit after the first period, yet battled back before losing 64-46 to New Bremen in Div. IV sectional first round boys basketball action Wednesday night.

The loss ended the Bulldog season with a 3-19 record.

Ada scored first on a three-point goal by senior guard Jacob Poling, but NB then ran off 20 consecutive points to grab a commanding 20-3 lead after the first period of play.

Eight turnovers plagued the Bulldogs in the opening stanza. Ada rallied and cut the lead to nine a few times, but never got closer than that margin the rest of the game.

No covid-19 patients in Blanchard Valley Hospital

Myron Lewis: "This gives us hope that we are getting to the other side." He recommends people who have put off routine physician visits to contact their general practitioners

Myron Lewis, Blanchard Valley Health System president and CEO, reported on Tuesday in a Zoom interview with the Icon that there are currently no covid-19 patients in Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.

“This gives us hope that we are getting to the other side,” he said. “Our hospital staff has been on a journey and we appreciate the support from our community and staff.”

He reiterated that the hospital is a safe place and that it is open. He added that many area residents have put off medical procedures during the pandemic.

He said that while people have been foregoing care for other things, he encouraged residents to take care of themselves.

Linda Dyer 1937 - 2021

Linda K. Dyer, 83, passed away on Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, at 7:32 a.m. at Vancrest of Ada.

She was born on Nov. 9, 1937, in Hardin County, Ohio, to the late Allen Samuel and Mabel (Flowers) Parr. In 1961 Linda married Richard C. Dyer and he preceded her in death on Oct. 17, 2018.

Linda is survived by her two sons: Randolph (Kathy Lee) Dyer of Lima and Stacey Dyer of Midland, Texas; eight grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter; and a brother, Stephen Parr of Kenton.

She was preceded in death by her three brothers: Harold, Donald and Alvin Parr.

Preschool screening in Ada on Wednesday

Liberty Village Preschool one of four in the county with screening

An Ada location is one of four in Hardin County offering preschool screening for the 2021-22 school year.

Liberty Village Preschool, 725 W. North Ave., will offer screening on Wednesday, March 2.  The screening is through the Midwest Regional Educational Service Center.

Screening is for children up and including 5 years old. Call Midwest Regional ESC to schedule an appointment at 937-599-5195, extension 3020 or email Penny Carrig at pcarrig@mresc.org.

These screenings help fill classrooms at Little River (USV), Victory Garden (Ridgemont), Northern Lights (Hardin Northern) and Liberty Village (Ada).