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Community Organization

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

Natalie Sleesman, President, 567-204-8784
Meets at 8 a.m. on the 3rd Wednesday of the month; Lindsay Walden Hollar, director, 567-204-7118
[email protected] Athletic Boosters meetings are the 2nd Monday of every month in the school cafeteria.
ADA BOY SCOUTS Pack 124
Meets at 7 p.m. on first Tuesday of each month at school cafeteria
Located on the Lincoln Ave. side of the Ada First Presbyterian Church; email [email protected]
ADA KIWANIS CLUB
CONTACT Joe Ferguson EMAIL [email protected]
Meetings 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m. at Center on Central. Paul Fletcher, 419-235-1533.
PHONE (419) 788-1088, SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook
(419) 634-5220 CONTACT: Laurie Laird [email protected]
Moderated Facebook group to provide information regarding feral or outdoor cats in Ada
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., (419) 634-5246 (library phone)
Address 1552 St. Rt. 235, Phone (567) 674-3068
Meets 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m., 2147 State Route 235, 419-634-5096

Church

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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  • Properties for sale or for rent
  • Vehicles for sale
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ADVERTISING

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Looking to make a big announcement? Ask about our NEW Media Splash package, a classified, display (flyer) and Facebook combo.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Ada Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Ohio News Media Association
  • Online News Association

Classified Ads

POLICY UPDATE BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2024
FREE ADS Include help wanted, garage sales, card of thanks, lost and found, wanted, and free items. Non-profit events of interest are free for 10 days.

$1/DAY ADS Items for sale and ticketed events. Items for sale including cars, trucks, real estate or business services. Please provide up to 75 words for $1/day, minimum 10 days. Includes clickable links and phone numbers, one attachement (jpg. png or pdf).

Email ads to [email protected]. Call 567-400-4266 with questions but we will need your ad electronically. Payment must be received in advance. Payable by credit card or by check to Ada Icon, P.O. Box 31, Bluffton, OH 45817.

ALGER PUBLIC LIBRARY - MARCH CALENDAR
We are giving away 1 pair of glasses per person per program you attend. The April eclipse schedule is coming soon. After the programs are over, we will see how many we have left to give away.


PUBLIC NOTICE

The 2023 Annual Financial Report of the Ada Public Library is complete and the report is available at the office of the fiscal officer.

Ada Public Library
320 N. Main St, Ada, OH 45810


Events of interest

MARCH 2024 CALENDAR - WINGS SUPPORT & RECOVERY (KENTON)

Open to the public. Yoga has been added on Tuesdays with certified yoga instructor Jami Dellifield. As always shower, laundry, breakfast and lunch are available here M-F 9am-5pm.


Announcement

LAST WEEK TO REGISTER FOR DIAMOND SPORTS

Registration for 2024 Ada Diamond Sports--T-ball, softball and baseball--ends on Thursday, February 29. Organizers note that typically softball and baseball run practices in April, with games in May-early June. T-ball starts at the end of May/beginning ofJune, finished by July 4th, Pony League is generally June-July.

To register click HERE.


Notices

ADA COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION
P.O. Box 202, Ada, OH 45810; [email protected]
◾️ Wednesday, April 17 - Depot Building - noon
CIC meetings are usually held in the Ada Historical Deport on the 3rd Wednesday of designated months. 

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ADA PUBLIC LIBRARY
320 N. Main St., 419-634-5246
◾️ Thursday, February 22 - Library Board of Trustees - 9:00 a.m.

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ADA EXEMPTED VILLAGE SCHOOL DISTRICT
725 W North Ave, 419-634-2746
◾️ Thursday, February 22 - Regular Meeting - 5:00 p.m. NEW TIME

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ADA-LIBERTY AMBULANCE DISTRICT
530 N. Gilbert St., 419-634-7729
◾️ Monday, Feb. 19, Ambulance Board - 5:30 p.m.
The Ambulance Board meets on the third Monday of the month.

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ADA-LIBERTY PARK BOARD
401 N Park Dr, Ada, OH 45810-1546; 419-634-0074
◾️ Monday, February 19 - 7:30 p.m.
The Park board meets on the third Monday of the month in the park board office at the corner of Simon and North Park Drive.

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APOLLO CAREER CENTER BOARD
Board Room at 3325 Shawnee Rd, Lima, 419-998-2908
◾️ Regular monthly meetings of the Board of Education are held on the fourth Monday of the month (unless specified otherwise) at 7 p.m.

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LIBERTY TOWNSHIP
419-634-5933. [email protected]
The Liberty Township Board of Trustees meets the first and third Mondays of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Jackson Township Hall, located at 110 E. Buckeye Ave.

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VILLAGE OF ADA
115 W. Buckeye, 419-634-4045    
◾️ Tuesday, Feb. 6, Regular Council Meeting - 6:30 p.m.
◾️  Friday, Feb 16, Tree Commission - noon
◾️ Tuesday, Feb. 20, Regular Council - 6:30 p.m.
Village of Ada meetings are in the 2nd floor council chambers unless otherwise noted.
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For Rent

For Rent in Bluffton

3 bedroom 1 bathroom with garage washroom on quiet residential block recently renovated single family house for rent.

Call 419-231-0741


For Rent in Ada

4 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment for rent newly painted new carpet big back yard plenty of private parking.

Call 419-231-0741


Help wanted

DANCE INSTRUCTORS

Ada's only dance studio, Studio 419 is hiring! We're hiring part time dance instructors for the summer, and for the upcoming school year. Specialists in all styles welcome to apply.

If interested, please email a resume and three references to [email protected].


EARLY CHILDHOOD INTERVENTION SPECIALIST
The Midwest Regional ESC is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the following position: Early Childhood Intervention Specialist. Part-Time or Full-Time: Full-Time 5 days/week (M-F) 7:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Deadline to Apply: Until Filled Start Date: 8/1/2024  Building/District Location: Liberty Village Preschool located at Ada Exempted Village Schools in Hardin County. Special Requirements: Must hold, or have the ability to obtain, a valid ODE Early Childhood (P-3) with Prekindergarten special needs or Early Childhood Intervention Specialist licensure. Employee will be required to pass a physical exam and complete trainings as required by ODE. If you have questions regarding the position and/or building assignment, please contact Lori Berger, Director of Early Childhood at: [email protected] To apply, please complete and submit an application by clicking the application link below. You may also upload any additional documentation (for example: resume, cover letter, licensure, etc.) during the application process: MRESC Application


EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR
The Midwest Regional ESC is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the following position: Early Childhood Educator. Part-Time or Full-Time: Full-Time 5 days/week (M-F) 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. Deadline to Apply: Until Filled. Start Date: 8/1/2024  Building/District Location: Northern Lights Preschool located at Hardin Northern Local Schools in Hardin County. Special Requirements: Must hold, or have the ability to obtain, a valid ODE Early Childhood (P-3) licensure. If you have questions regarding the position and/or building assignment, please contact Lori Berger, Director of Early Childhood at: [email protected]. To apply, please complete and submit an application by clicking the application link below. You may also upload any additional documentation (for example: resume, cover letter, licensure, etc.) during the application process. MRESC Application


PART TIME POSITION
Beatitudes Community Center has a part time position available.  Must have either business experience, retail experience or non-profit experience.  

Call 419-788-9459