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January 22, 2020

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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.

Early Delphos Jeff run fells Ada girls 

Ada visits solid non-league foe McComb (5-4) Saturday

By Cort Reynolds
ADA - Visiting Delphos Jefferson raced to a 20-2 lead at Ada and cruised to a 54-26 win in Northwest Conference girls basketball action Thursday evening.

Sophomore guard Aly Lindeman scored eight points to help DJ gain a 15-2 lead in the opening four minutes. 

A three-pointer by senior Addy Stewart was followed by a Delaney Deuel fast break layin off a nice Stewart pass that built a commanding 20-2 Wildcat bulge with 2:11 left in the opening stanza.

The closest the Lady Bulldogs got after the early onslaught was 36-22 on a right wing trifecta by Courtney Sumner with just over five minutes left in the third quarter.

Ada students named to ONU's fall dean’s list

The following students from Hardin County, Bluffton, Mt. Cory and Jenera were named to the dean’s list for fall semester 2019-20 at Ohio Northern University.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, a student must attain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and be enrolled full-time.

Rand Abdullatef - Ada High School

Olivia Alexander - Ada High School

Thomas Chen  - Ada High School

Kiser Colley  - Ada High School

Jacob Colwell  - Ada High School

Shaheed Khan  - Ada High School

Sydney Newland  - Ada High School

Brendan Sheridan  - Ada High School

Lydia Smith - Home School

Sumaya Tasnim  - Ada High School