Fireside Fridays return to the Inn

Mark you calendar, Fireside Friday is back at The Inn at ONU, beginning on January 28 from 5-8:00 p.m. Dean Altstaetter will be performing. (It's on the Icon calendar.)

Mobile home fire on Lincoln Ave.

Photos by Ken Collins

Updated January 22.

The Ada-Liberty Fire Department was dispatched to a mobile home fire at 546 East Lincoln Avenue, Lot 5, shortly after 10 a.m. on January 21, 2022.

EMS chief Tom Miller reported that there were no injuries.

Officer John Iten of the Ada Police Department reported that the resident who escaped the fire did not know its cause.

Homes on both sides of the fire were damaged and the residents displaced; assistance was provided by the Red Cross.

Weekend Doctor: Ergonomics

By Laura Durliat, OTR/L

Tired of having a sore back, tight shoulders, tension headaches and fatigue by the end of the work day? Habits formed in our daily activities like staring at the computer, cradling the phone, slouching in a chair and carrying the groceries can develop bad habits and painful body conditions.

These conditions can be helped or prevented by incorporating ergonomic techniques into daily routines and work sites.

Ergonomics is helping to fit a job to the person. That job can be a task at work or at home. Here are some suggestions to help improve posture and ergonomics for your daily tasks.

New Stories

The Ohio State University at Lima has announced the fall 2021 Dean’s List, which includes students who have achieved top grades for their work.

The Ada High School wrestling team battled rivals Allen East and Parkway in a meet featuring four teams at Coldwater on Tuesday night, January 18.

The Bulldog grapplers lost to the Mustangs 61-12, and were defeated by Parkway 60-21.

Liberty Township, Hardin County has released the following reports for 2021:

  • Comparison of Budgeted and Actual Receipts
  • Comparison of Disbursements and Encumbrances With Expenditure Authority

The reports include the following:


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Mayor’s Annual Report to Council, January 18, 2022

By Mayor David Retterer

The following text is a report made by Mayor Dave Retterer to the Ada Village Council on Tuesday, January 18, minus comments made to those in attendance including Fiscal Officer Patty Navin, Police Chief Michael Harnishfeger, (remotely) Village Administrator Jamie Hall and Legal Council Jane Napier. Also in remote attendance were the Ada Herald and Kenton Times.


Routine issues in the Village continue to be handled well. Ada is fortunate to have had active, deliberative, engaged, intelligent and dedicated councilors for many years and that has much to do with the current state of the village. This allows Ada to be prepared for future needs, opportunities and emergencies.



A successful reorganization of the accounting system in 2020 led to additional progress in 2021. Council has planned and budgeted to acquire one software package that will support utility billing, payroll, payables and receivables as well as other related activities. Currently there are at least two software packages to accomplish this and they don’t communicate with each other.

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