All day fun: August 13 Farmers & Merchants Picnic

One of Ada's oldest traditions will be observed on Saturday, August 13: The 109th Farmers & Merchants Picnic. Join in the fun throughout the day. The parade begins at 9:30 a.m. Raffle prize drawings (6:00 p.m.) and Picnic Pull (6:30 p.m.) are part of the evening's festivities. Check here for everything in between.

Bulldog girls blank Spartans in soccer opener

By Cort Reynolds

The Ada High School girls soccer team won their season opener decisively 9-0 over Lima Senior Friday evening at Spartan Stadium.

The Lady Bulldog kickers built a sizeable 7-0 lead by halftime and cruised to victory in the successful debut of their new head coach.

"We played tough and opened up quick with a fast goal by Ella Marshall," said first-year Ada mentor Doug Dewese.

"It was a good season-opener to build confidence, but we still have work to do," he said. "The second half gave us an opportunity to play players at different positions and give other girls opportunities to score.

Weekend Doctor: Lawn mower safety tips

By Ibrahim Khansa, MD
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Nationwide Children’s Hospital

*Through a collaboration between Blanchard Valley Health System and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the content of this article was provided courtesy of Nationwide’s 700 Children’s® blog by pediatric experts.

In the spring and summer, you often hear the familiar humming sound of lawn mowers. These common machines that are used multiple times each week by teenagers and adults present a danger to children. Every year, more than 9,000 children are injured by lawn mowers in the United States.

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During the month of July, OSU Extension rainfall reporters recorded an average of 5.54 inches of rain in Hardin County. Last year, the average rainfall for July was 4.25 inches. Madelyn Lowery in Cessna Township received 6.55 inches of rain for the month, the most of any of the township sites.

By Cort Reynolds

The Ada High School golf team competed in a three-school Northwest Conference match Thursday, August 11, at the Bluffton Golf Course.

The Pirates finished first with 178 strokes, followed by Columbus Grove (193) and Ada (238).

Noteworthy Community Choir will celebrate 5 years as an organization by sharing music selections from each of their performance seasons at a Sunday concert in Harrod.

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Ada native supports U.S. Navy airborne communication

By Stephanie Fox
Navy Office of Community Outreach

Navy stories include 3rd-generation enlisted sailor from Ada

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. - Ada native Cole East is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the nation’s nuclear deterrence mission at Strategic Communications Wing One (STRATCOMMWING ONE), in a mission provides airborne communication links to nuclear missile units of U.S. Strategic Command.

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