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Ada Academic Boosters
Tracie Amburgey, 419-235-8162
Deb Curlis, director, 419-788-9459
Ada Athletic Boosters
Lisa Conley, 419-235-6562; 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
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 Thursday - 5 p.m., social, The Inn at ONU Each Tuesday (except social week), noon, The Inn at ONU Jamie Hall, president, 567-712-9079
Friends of the Library
Liberty Conservation Club
1552 St. Rt. 235, 419-234-5795


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 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
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• No deadline - garage sales are posted the day received (99% of the time)
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Welcome to the Ada Icon. For first-viewers, here's helpful answers to your questions.

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Classified Ads

FOR RENT: 124 HAYS A - ADA  (Available Nov 1)

3 Bedroom/2 Bath apartment/duplex
Rent: $1200/month
Deposit: $1200
Utilities: Not Included
Appliances: Washer/Dryer, stove, Refrigerator, Microwave, Dishwasher
Pets: No
Garage: 2 Car attached
Contact: Contact: Larry Smith 419-230-7158 realtor owned or email  [email protected] for an application

We have student rentals  
Contact Brown Rentals 
410 S. Main St., Ada 
Sandy Turner, property manager 

Independent Sr. Living
137 Vance St. Bluffton, OH 45817
Accepting applications for Efficiency and 1-bedroom apartments 
24-hour Emergency Maintenance
On-Site Managers
On-site Laundry 
Community rooms on every floor
Sunroom and more
Income Guidelines Apply
Call 419-358-7795 10-4, Monday through Friday

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IMMEDIATE HIRE: General Maintenance and Repair Position Beaverdam

The Village of Beaverdam is accepting applications for a maintenance
personnel position.

The position is responsible for the operation and maintenance of all Village property (real estate, equipment, distribution systems, etc.).

Specific job duties include, but are not limited to:

- Maintenance and operation of the following water/sewer systems.
o Water distribution & treatment systems
o Wastewater collection & lagoon systems
o Storm sewer system

- Basic maintenance and repair to Village property
o Streets & Alleys
o Buildings
o Park
o Equipment
o Vehicles

A valid drivers license will be a minimum requirement for employment. Wages
will be determined based on prior experience.

HIRING: Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic in Bluffton, OH

Ken Lugibihl Truck Sales is an established 30-year-old family owned and operated company seeking a mechanic who has experience working with heavy duty diesel trucks. This position performs a full range of maintenance, repair and service activities on vehicles and equipment.

Our hours are Monday-Friday 7am-5pm. Applicants must have their own tools (specialty and larger items supplied by the company). Valid Driver's License is required. Must be able to work independently and without direct supervision.

If interested, please email your resume to [email protected] OR call 419-358-0745 for further details.

HILTY HOME, 304 Hilty Dr., Pandora, OH

STNA (Full & Part-time, All shifts)

Medication Aide (10pm-6am)

RN/LPN (Full-time, 10pm-6:30am, 6pm-6:30am, 2pm-10:30 pm, Part-time all shifts)

Laundry/Housekeeping (Full & Part-time)

Dietary Cook/Aide (Part-time)

Child Care (Part-time, infant room)


MAPLE CREST, 700 Maple Crest Ct., Bluffton, OH

Elder Assistant (Full and Part-time,3pm-11pm)

Dietary Assistant (Full-time, 9a-3p, Part-time, evenings)

Dietary Cook (Full time- rotating shifts primarily days, Part-time, 2nd shift)




Director of Dining Services

STNA (Full and Part-time, All shifts)

LPN- Assisted Living (Part-time 6pm-9pm)

RN/LPN (Full-time 6am-6:30pm & 6pm-6:30am)

Elder Assistant-Assisted Living (Full-time, 10p-6am, Part-time, all shifts)

Cook (Part-time days and evenings)

Dietary Aide (Part-time day shift)

Medical Records/Transportation (Full-time)


PRN Nurse

RN/LPN (Part-time, 2p-10pm)

STNA/Shahbaz (Full and Part-time, 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm) 



Assisted Living Coordinator (RN preferred)


IF INTERESTED PLEASE APPLY IN PERSON OR ONLINE AT www.mhcoliving.org under the careers link.