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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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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.



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• Better Business Bureau
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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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How much do I pay to view the Icon?
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Q: How many viewers do you have?
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Q: Where do you obtain stories for the Icon? 
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.


Did you play our crossword puzzle testing your knowledge of October 2022 news in Ada? (Play it online or print it HERE)

Here are the answers, attached.

A new puzzle with questions about November 2022 news will go live on December 3!

Events of interest

Please send additional information to [email protected]

Have additional events or rescheduled worship services during the Christmas and New Year season? Send us your announcements!

Ada Rotary Holiday Food & Wine Pairing
Thursday, December 15, 2022 @ 6:00 p.m.
The Inn at Ohio Northern University

All are invited to join the Ada Rotary for live music, a holiday atmosphere and a four-course meal paired with fine wines.

Tickets are $70 (includes tax & gratuity) per person and are available at Liberty National Bank, Quest Federal Credit Union (Ada office) or from Becky Neville 419-230-2250.

Services Offered


I’m a retired HS math teacher from Col. Grove, Oh and have been organizing tours ever since retirement to several European countries as well as National parks here and in Canada.  I just completed tours to Spain in March, Scandinavia in July and most recently the Pacific Northwest in October.  My next adventure is to Portugal in September, 2023. 

Two reasons to consider signing up for a trip this far out?  One, you can spread your payments out over the next year.  Two, you can lock in your price before any possible price hikes.

I’m always looking for new travelers who are adventurous and want to experience the world.

Feel free to give me a call anytime if you have any questions. 

 Jerry Bunn, 419-957-3430

Here’s a link to all the information about my Portugal Tour:

For Rent


Newly remodeled 3 bed 1 bath house. 117 W Washington Bluffton Ohio. Kitchen appliance included.  900 a month plus utilities.  Call 419-296-3786

Spacious  3 bed 1 ½ bath house 301 E Main St Pandora Ohio.  Detached storage garage and kitchen appliances included. 900 a month plus utilites. Call 419-296-3786


2 bed 1 bath house 312 Arlington Ave Arlington  Ohio.  Attached 1 car garage, fenced in back yard, kitchen appliances included. 900 a month plus utilities. Call 419-296-3786


Taking Applications for 2-bedroom Apartments located at 401-403 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]

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.  



The Ada Exempted Village School District Board of Education hereby gives notice of the availability of a contract for architectural services for an HVAC project for the central office building with an initial estimated cost of $2,000,000. The Board invites parties interested in providing architectural services for the Project to submit statements of qualifications and proposals for consideration by the Board to be reviewed and selected in accordance with Sections 153.65 to 153.71 of the Ohio Revised Code. The Board wishes to select an architect by January 19, 2023, to begin work on the Project following execution of the contract with the Board. Design professionals wishing to submit a statement of qualifications and proposal for the Project must do so before 4:00 p.m. on Dec. 16, 2022. A full version of the announcement and information for submission of statements may be accessed on the District's website at:


November 30, Board of Education Special Meeting-Executive Session, 6:00 p.m., 725 North Ave.

December 15, Board of Education Meeting, 6:00 p.m., 725 North Ave.



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

December 20, Regular Council Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Municipal Building

January 3, Regular Council Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Municipal Building



December 25-26, closed for Christmas Holiday

January 02, 2023, closed for New Year's Holiday




Need a home for your family stamp collection? Sixty years of collecting taught me most stamps are only worth what I paid long ago. Yet, I still maintain the collecting itch.

I’m now accepting collections from families who don’t know what to do with parents’ collections. I’ll take good care of them. If I find any stamp worth more than $100, I’ll let you know and return to you 50% of the Scott’s Stamp Catalogue listed value price. E-mail Fred Steiner at [email protected].

Help wanted

HIRING 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.

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.

Full-Time RN

Kenton Hardin Health Department is seeking a full time Licensed Registered Nurse. 

Experience: Experience or knowledge of public health preferred but not required. Must have an active Ohio RN license. 

Essential Functions of the Position: Adult/child immunizations, vaccine and health education, health screenings, case management, newborn/prenatal home visiting, emergency preparedness exercises and response, and serve as public health resource for the community. Ability to provide public health nursing care in a culturally competent manner, Describes the ways public health, health care, and other organizations can work together or individually to impact the health of a community, will be working in Children With Medical Handicaps program. 

Education: Must have a minimum of an associate degree in Nursing. Proficient with computer programs would be desired. Must be able to work with all age groups. 

Other Requirements: Must have excellent organizational skills, strong interpersonal skills, and ability to multitask.

Benefits: Paid holidays, sick leave, paid vacation after 1 year, Ohio Public Employees Retirement, Health benefits available, Professional development & training.

Resume with Cover Letter and application are required. Application can be accessed from the Kenton Hardin Health Department web page under forms. Please send resume to Kenton Hardin Health Department to the attention of Melissa Humble BSN, RN, Director of Nursing, 175 W. Franklin St. Suite 120, Kenton, Oh 43326. Resume and application can be sent via email to [email protected] or can be brought to office between the hours of 8:30 to 4:30 Monday thru Thursday, or 8:30-2:30 on Friday.

Resume and application must be received no later than December 12, 2022, to be considered. Facebook applications will NOT be accepted.