PHOTO Ada provides a holiday setting for families

Everywhere the Icon went during the December 2 Merry on Main festivities were families feeling and looking like Christmas. Our photographer started here at Buckeye East coffee shop. Stay tuned for more photos.

Henry Solomon Lehr's home joins local Airbnb options

By Paula Scott

A new Airbnb option has opened in Ada. Ann Hamilton is now offering the home of Henry Solomon Lehr–Ohio Northern University founder and first president–to visitors who need a whole house accommodation. 

The five guest, three bedroom rental–which is now named The Grady House–was the home of Lehr and his wife for 17 years. The Lehrs would welcome people with food and fellowship as they passed through the village.

The Lehr home is one of four Ada properties currently found on They also include

  • A “regal” studio apartment with two queen beds on N. Main
  • A house south of the village limits that accommodates seven
  • Accommodations at the Inn at ONU

No listings in Ada were found at this time.


ODOT seeking public comment on Hardin Co. and SR 235 projects

LIMA (Dec. 4, 2023)__The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1, in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Executive Order 11988, is seeking public comments regarding the following proposed projects:

County Roads 175, 190, 209, & 265 resurfacing (PID: 111471)

The Hardin County Engineer, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Transportation, is proposing to resurface portions of County Road 175, County Road 190, County Road 209, and County Road 265 in Hardin County.

The work locations are:

County Road 175 east of the city of Kenton from the intersection of Couty Road 175 and State Route 53 to the intersection of County Road 175 and County Road 160 (6.31 miles).

New Stories

Jess W. Hipsher, age 96, of Dunkirk, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2023 at the Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green.

He was born on September 22, 1927 in Lima to the late Samuel and Susie (Maus) Hipsher. On April 30, 1948, Jess married Ellen L. (Morgan) Hipsher and she preceded him in death on March 16, 2022.

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15 minutes with Alicia Wissman

Bulldog Staff Spotlight
Coordinated by the Ada Junior High-High School office staff

Meet Alicia Wissman, kindergarten teacher at the Ada Schools. 

Q. What is the one thing you cannot resist?
A. Chocolate

Q. Where is your favorite place to be?
A. Anywhere I am surrounded by the people I love (family and friends)

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