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Lori Poling, president, 419-558-1107 Lindsay Walden, director, 567-204-7118
Ada Athletic Boosters
Meets second Monday at 7 p.m. in high school cafeteria
Ada Boy Scouts - Pack 124
Meets at 7 p.m. on first Tuesday of each month at school cafeteria
Ada Kiwanis Club
(567) 204-9241
Meetings 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. at Center on Central. Paul Fletcher, 419-235-1533.
Meets on first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Media Center at Ada High School. Amanda Robirds, president; Michele Frazier, VP of communication. Ada Rotary First Thurs. 5 p.m. social, The Inn at ONU. Tuesdays (except social week) noon, The Inn at ONU John Neville, president.
Foss Agin Meyer American Legion Post 185
Meets at the VFW 4th Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., P.O. Box 42, Ada, OH 45810
Friends of the Library
Ada Public Library, 320 N. Main St. Ada, OH 45810
Address 1552 St. Rt. 235, Phone (567) 674-3068 Meets at VFW 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m., 2147 State Route 235 Ada, Oh 45810, 419-634-5096


Please contact The Icon at [email protected] for any organization changes in your listing.

316 S. Main St. - 419-634-2407 111 Central Ave - 419-235-7307
201 S. Main St. - 419-634-5661 301 N. Main St. - 419-634-4626
1047 St. Rt. 235 - 419-634-6132 7050 St. Rt. 235, Alger - 419-757-4501
101 Montville St, Alger - 419-757-3771 4014 Co. Rd. 304, - 419-326-8552
4227 N. Hardin Rd. - 419-649-5364 123 E Buckeye Ave (in Buckeye East) [email protected]
350 W. North Ave - 419-634-8041 321 N. Gilbert St. - 419-634-2554
Office 222 E. Highland Ave - 419-634-2626 125 S. Johnson St. - 419-634-8956
St. Paul's United Church of Christ
4443 TR 25, Ada • 419
4945 St. Rt. 81 - 419-634-6303

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Events of interest


Men's weekly bible study at Liberty Conservation Club one mile south
of Ada on 235 Wed. evenings 6:30-7:30 All are welcome

October 15 Arts & Crafts Show at Blended Roots, Bluffton

For more information, call 567-266-1099.

Vendors with non-commercial artwork and crafts are invited to participate in this event. Mass-produced components should be limited and not sold separately.

You may send photos to [email protected] to help vendor coordinators determine if your artwork or crafts are appropriate for this event. All merchandise shall be of family-oriented nature. Blended Roots reserves the rights to refuse any merchandise deemed offensive or not suitable to our festival. Booth Fees: $60 each


McGuffey Memories Historical Society

Please consider purchasing a dinner to help us raise funds to continue fun and affordable events in our community!

Snag a dinner on Friday, October 14th from 4-7pm before our last USV home football game and senior night!

Dinners will be picked up at the McGuffey Community center (dine in or carry out)

See any member of our group for a ticket!


Does watching youth soccer games and practices make you jealous? Parents, coaches and other adults are invited join in pickup games at

  • 3:00 p.m.
  • Sundays
  • Ada War Memoiral Park



The Ada Historical Soceity is looking for pictures of The Farmers and Merchants Picnic from earlier years up to about the 1980’s.

Family photos, event photos, stories, we would love to hear from you!



Village of Ada

Grandview Boulevard Reconstruction

Bids for the Grandview Boulevard Reconstruction project will be received by the Village of Ada at the Village Office, 115 W. Buckeye Avenue, Ada, OH 45810, until Friday, October 14, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. local time. At that time the Bids received will be publicly opened and read.

The Project includes the following Work: The full depth reconstruction of Grandview Boulevard in the Village of Ada. The project includes new pavement, curb, sanitary sewer, water main, laterals, services and new storm installation.

Information and Bidding Documents for the Project can be found and downloaded at the following website: All official notifications, addenda, and other Bidding Documents will be offered through the designated website. Neither Owner nor Engineer will be responsible for Bidding Documents, including addenda, if any, obtained from sources other than the Issuing Office of Choice One.

For all further requirements regarding bid submittal, qualifications, procedures, and contract award, refer to the Instructions to Bidders that are included in the Bidding Documents.

The bid notice is also available at under the projects tab.

Owner: Village of Ada

By:          Jamie Hall

Title:      Village Administrator

Date:     September 22, 2022


September 27, Grandview Blvd. Reconstruction Project Meeting #3 6:30 p.m. Community Health Professionals Bldg. 1200 S. Main (Invitation letter)

October 4, Regular Council Meeting 6:30 p.m. Municipal Building

October 17, Ada-Liberty Ambulance District 5:30 p.m. 530 N. Gilbert St. 

October 18, Regular Council Meeting 6:30 p.m. Municipal Building

October 21, Tree Commission Meeting 12:00 p.m. Municipal Building

Village opens "Green Waste" drop-off site September 19, 2022

The Village of Ada has approved a “green waste” drop off site. By appointment only, starting September 19, 2022 through November 30, 2022 from 8:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.  Village residents can bring yard clippings, leaves, and tree branches to 514 E. Lincoln Ave. We encourage all traffic to enter and exit off Lincoln Street (Pebble Court).

Please see attachment for a detailed description of what may and what may not be brought to the site. All unloading must be done by the resident. To schedule a drop off time please call the Utility office at 419-634-4045.

For Rent

1006 Northernview B- Ada 

Two bedroom 1 bath apartment, features washer/dryer, microwave , dishwasher, refrigerator stove and AC.

Includes a private parking lot and a small storage shed. Rent $750 month plus $750 deposit.

No Pets, No smoking. realtor owned. Taking applications now. Please email [email protected] for more information.