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

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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AND we put you on our garage sale map!

We only charge for classifieds for:

  • Properties for sale or for rent
  • Vehicles for sale
  • Business services

Our rates for those are only $10 for the first 10 days and $1 for each additional day, for ads of 50 words or less. We charge for those ads because we have realtors, auto dealers, and businesses who are paying customers.


The Icon loves garage sales. Here's what you need to know:
• Email your garage sale ad to: [email protected]
• All garage sale posts are free
• No word length limit (no novels, please)
• No deadline - garage sales are posted the day received (99% of the time)
• All garage sales are posted on both Bluffton and Ada Icons
• Find under "garage sales" on the Icons' Classified Ad Page
• Garage sales are automatically listed on the Icon Garage Sale Map - it's printer-friendly. Click here to look at the map
• We post all garage sales the week they are scheduled - we will not post garages sales two weeks in advance
• When we receive your garage sale, we will automatically reply with a "Thanks, got it." If you don't receive our reply, please resend it.



Looking for information on advertising? Email us for a rate card at: [email protected]. Or call us at: 567-400-ICON (4266). We have very competitive rates.

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Ada Icon is a member of:
• Ada Area Chamber of Commerce
• Ada Community Improvement Corp. (CIC)
• Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance
• Better Business Bureau
• Ohio News Media Association

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Here's what the Ada Icon is all about

Welcome to the Ada Icon. For first-viewers, here's helpful answers to your questions.

Q: What is the Icon?
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Q: How many viewers do you have?
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A: Viewers send us news items. We also post all Ohio Northern University news, and cover all aspects of the Ada community.

We provide extensive sports coverage of Ada High School and Ohio Northern University.

We post all obituaries provided by area funeral homes. We post obituaries of former residents when their family members provide us with information.

Q: Are there other Icons? Do you have other products in addition to your website?
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Classified Ads

Welcome to The Ada Icon FREE* classifieds. Viewers may post ads at NO COST including garage sales, card of thanks, lost and found, free kittens, bake sales, and so forth. For cars, trucks, real estate or business services viewers may provide up to 50 words for $10 per ad. E-mail ads to: [email protected]. We'll run your ad for 10 days. (No phone calls.) Payment must be received before running paid ads. Send payments to: The Ada Icon, P.O. Box 31, Bluffton, OH 45817.

House for sale


335 W. Buckeye Ave.
Ada, OH 45810

Del Cogar
CENTURY 21 Sunway Realty, LLC
(567) 301-9264
[email protected]


1110 Beech St.
Ada, OH 45810

Becky Neville
CENTURY 21 Sunway Realty, LLC
(419) 230-2250
(419) 230-2250 Cell
[email protected]

721 W. LIMA AVE. Ada, OH 45810

$289,900 - 4 beds 2 baths 1 half baths

Single Family Detached - Perfect location! This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath brick ranch sits on the edge of town giving you the perfect mix of town country living.

Anthony Whitaker
CENTURY 21 Sunway Realty, LLC
(419) 619-2917 Cell
[email protected]

Events of interest

Hardin County: Free disaster preparedness event for older adults 55 and over
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2022
10:00 a.m.-12 noon Hardin County Council on Aging 100 Memorial Ave, Kenton
Participants receive a free disaster preparedness kit and information packets, and general training for disaster, fire, tornadoes, etc.

To register call the Area Agency on Aging 3 at 419-204-4303


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

Ada Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Punt, Pass & Kick USA, Inc. competition at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2022 at ONU’s Dial Roberson Stadium. Day of competition registration begins at 11:30 a.m. The competition is FREE and open to boys and girls ages 6 – 15.

Skills offered: Punting, Passing, Kicking, 40 Yard Dash and the Broad Jump

For competition information call Chamber Director, Lindsay Walden @ 567-204-7118 or Event Coordinator, Wynn Hauenstein @ 419-234-0699

Registration is available online at

At the bottom of the registration form, select

Ada Area Chamber of Commerce ‘Made in Ada Wilson Football Festival’



August 8, Ada-Liberty Ambulance Dist. - 5:30 p.m. 530 N. Gilbert St., NOTE: This meeting has been rescheduled from the regular meeting date.

August 9, Regular Council Meeting - 6:30 p.m. Municipal Building. NOTE: This meeting has been rescheduled from the regular date of the first Tuesday of the month. ZOOM link for remote viewing.

August 19, Tree Commission Meeting - noon Municipal Building


For Rent


Taking Applications for 2-bedroom Apartments located at  401 County Line Rd, Bluffton

Enjoy country like setting at the Bluffton Arms Apartments. Easy access to I-75, 15-minute drive to Findlay. 

2-bedroom, 1 bath, Kitchen remodeled, includes all appliances. Water and Trash pd. Coin-op Laundry in building. No Pets, No smoking. 12-month Lease $795 Rent & Deposit. Email [email protected]

Help wanted


Pharmacy Solutions/Hometown Pharmacy in Pandora is hiring a part-time delivery driver.

Apply on or call Thomas at 419-384-3303


The Director of Nursing works under the general direction of the Administrator, supervises and monitors work of assigned staff to ensure proper completion of work and adherence to safety standards and in accordance with federal and state regulations while maintaining quality and compliance with standards of care.  Hires staff; schedules, assigns, and reviews work; determines and maintains appropriate staffing levels; provides work instruction and training to employees; effectively recommends corrective action; evaluates employee performance; receives and adjusts employee complaints and grievances; develops, implements, and maintains departmental policies and procedures.

See attachment for full listing

Registered Nurse with 2-4 years of nursing experience in long term care with leadership and management experience.  BSN preferred.  Please apply at



Pharmacy Solutions/Hometown Pharmacy in Pandora is hiring a pharmacy technician.  Experience would be great but not necessary.  Apply online on  or call Keith at the pharmacy 419-384-3303.


The Centre at Bluffton is hiring! We offer flexible scheduling and competitive wages for banquet staff. Luncheon or dinner service, light cleaning, and set up and tear down positions available. Please contact the Centre at 419-358-8533 or [email protected] for more information.


Basinger Plumbing and Heating is seeking an experienced, motivated individual to join our team as a Customer Service Representative. As part of our team, you answer the phone, schedule appointments for Clients, manage Technicians schedules and perform various data entry tasks, you must be well organized and able to multitask.

Answer phones and direct calls to appropriate persons or service
Assist customers in making new appointments or adjusting existing
Manage schedules for Technicians
Input new Customer data and retrieve data for authorized requests

Requirements and Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED certificate
Prior administrative or customer service experience
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Data entry skills and experience
Attention to detail and problem-solving ability

Please email Resumes to [email protected]


Get your career back into the game at Wilson Sporting Goods Co. We are the world’s premier ball sports equipment manufacturing company and every point in the Super Bowl has been scored with a Wilson Football. We currently have openings in our Assembly and Sewing Departments for our Wilson Football plant located in Ada, OH.

SEE ATTACHMENT FOR DETAILS including sign on bonus

If you meet our requirements and are interested in joining our legacy of achievement, please visit the Wilson Careers page at for more information and to apply. Wilson Sporting Goods Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/VD/V

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. Applicant must have own tools (specialty and larger items supplied by 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.


Help Wanted:  Detailer in Bluffton, OH
Ken Lugibihl Truck Sales is an established 30-year-old family owned and operated company seeking a detailer.

Our hours are Monday-Friday 7am-5pm. 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.