VFW Car Show on June 10

Visit nature's showroom--the Ada War Memorial Park, that is--for a beautiful display of vehicles at the Park-in-the-Park car, truck and bike show hosted by VFW Post 9381. Registration 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; awards given at 5 p.m. at the band shell.

Summary of June 6 Ada Council Meeting

By Paula Scott

The Ada Council, with members Sean Beck and Sheila Coressel absent, had a quorum and proceeded with village business including payment of bills, staffing for the municipal pool and a motion needed to submit the Neighborhood Improvement grant application.

Mayor Dave Retterer conducted the meeting with Michele Brunk calling the roll; councilors present were Jason Campbell, Linda Mason, Jeff Oestreich and Bob Simmons.

The meeting packet is HERE and includes claims registers, minutes from the prior meeting and supporting documents for the following discussion. All items were approved with unanimous consent. The handful of observers including the Icon and Kenton Times did not address council.


Mayor Retterer noted the upcoming VFW car show (June 10) that will be held at War Memorial Park and encouraged those who had not been to attend this “well run show.” Commentary brought up the July 1 Fireworks at the park (the Icon expects official details on June 12) and the July 2 Patriotic Pops at Ohio Northern University.


Council approved a resolution to adopt the 2023-2028 Solid Waste Management Plan for the Allen-Champaign-Hardin-Madison-Shelby-Union Joint Solid Waste Management District (packet pages 14-19. Also on the web HERE.)


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Sumner and Wilson named as Athletic Hall of Fame scholarship recipients

The Hardin County Sports Hall of Fame has announced the recipients for 2023 Scholarships. Courtney Sumner of Ada High School and Zeb Wilson of Hardin Northern High School will each receive a one-time $500.00 scholarship towards their academic endeavors.

Scholarship presentation will be made at a banquet on Saturday night, June 17, at St. John's Church in Kenton.

Sumner's future plans are to attend Ohio Northern University and major in Early Childhood Education. She explains, "While being at ONU I will also be playing basketball! After I graduate, I am hoping to become an elementary teacher and possibly even a basketball coach!"

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New Stories

The NW Ohio Low Brass Collective will perform at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 11 in Snyder Recital Hall which is located in Presser Hall at ONU.

The concert will include works by Bach, Bizet, Sousa, Curnow; with a solo performance by Dr. Erin Helgeson Torres. The collective is conducted by Tyler Ferris.

Concerts are free and open to the public.

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Wilson Football Factory groundbreaking May 16, 2023

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Mural to honor Hardin County baseball great Ray Brown

More than 40 years after his death, one of the greatest and most successful athletes from Northwest Ohio was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Now, 17 years after his enshrinement in Cooperstown, Ohio Northern University faculty and students are working with his hometown of Alger to honor him.

A historical marker and mural both are in the works to honor baseball great Ray Brown.

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