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Bulldog boys continue rebuild behind 8 seniors

By Cort Reynolds

Ada varsity head coach Vince Halliday enters year two of his rebuilding process for the Ada boys basketball program in 2022-23. 

With eight seniors in the fold and a solid, athletic top six rotation, there is cautious optimism that this year's team could be much improved. 

Eight lettermen and four senior starters return from a Bulldog team that finished 4-19 overall and 0-8 in Northwest Conference play. Ada dropped their last 15 games after a promising 4-4 start. 

Brian Smith to retire from Bon Secours Mercy Health

CINCINNATI--Brian Smith, Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMH) president, announced today that he will retire December 31, 2022, after more than three decades of Mission-focused, operational excellence.

Smith joined the Human Resources (HR) department at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima in 1990, focused on making St. Rita’s a place where associates would want to work and providers would want to practice. He served in a variety of HR roles over his 22 years at St. Rita’s, before moving into hospital operations.

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Dortha Marie Hervey, age 94, of Lima, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at 11:15AM at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

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In part 3 of his series, Fred Steiner offers an account from “The History of Hardin County, Ohio,” published by...

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ONU Law ’22 graduates’ bar passage rate among highest in Ohio

Ohio Northern University Law graduates who sat for the Ohio bar exam in the summer of 2022 collectively earned one of the highest passage rates compared to those from other colleges, at 81 percent. According to Kelly Stevens, ONU bar success coordinator, this cohort placed third, just behind Case Western Reserve University and The Ohio State University.

Stevens points out that the numbers are even more impressive considering that these graduates started their studies in fall 2019, not long before the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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