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Hardin Co. Dept. of Job and Family Services announces Back to School Clothing Program

Applications must be picked up by Aug. 5

The Hardin County Department of Job and Family Services announced they have launched a countywide back to school clothing program for eligible Hardin County families.

"To be eligible families must reside in Hardin County, have children enrolled in grades PreK-12 and be at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. For a family of four, that’s right around $53,000 a year,” stated John Folk, Hardin County JFS Director.

Barbara Earl was a 1963 Ada High School graduate

Barbara Sue Earl, 76, of Nokomis, FL and formerly of Ada, Ohio, passed away Monday, July 26, 2021. She was born on November 6, 1944 in Floyd Co., KY to Bun & Ora (Thacker) Montgomery.

She was a 1963 graduate of Ada High School. Barbara married Leonard Leon Earl on March 6, 1965.

Car Show hosted by Vancrest of Ada

On Friday, August 6, a car show hosted by Vancrest of Ada, 600 W. North Ave, Ada, will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in their front parking lots.

Cars of all ages are welcome and encouraged to participate. A prize will be awarded to Best of Show.

Contact Jennifer Line, (419) 558-1379, if you plan to attend with a car. The show is weather permitting.

GOCC President receives ACCT Regional CEO award

Glen Oaks President Dr. David H. Devier has been chosen by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) as the recipient of the 2021 Central Regional Chief Executive Officer Award. He will be recognized during the 52nd Annual ACCT Leadership Congress, in San Diego in mid-October.

Devier, a native of Ada, Ohio, has worked in education for over 45 years and has served as the president of Glen Oaks since January, 2014. Prior to that he held leadership positions at: Clark State Community College in Springfield, Ohio; University of Cincinnati Clermont College in Batavia, Ohio; Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio; and Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio.

Ohio Northern University and Mercy Health - St. Rita's Medical Center increasing community service offerings with HealthWise Mobile Clinic partnership

Mercy Health – St. Rita's Medical Center and the Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy have enhanced and extended their outreach-based partnership that has long provided free preventative and proactive services to those with limited access to health care.

What's new: physicians in St. Rita's Internal Medicine residency program recently joined the HealthWise Mobile Clinic to assist Northwest Ohio residents.

My favorite things to do in Ada, Ohio

By Amelia Alexander

When I was younger, I struggled with living in a town the size of Ada. I wanted more opportunities. I wanted more things to do. Recently, I’ve taken appreciation of Ada. I like our community. I like that when I’m walking my dog and there are so many people to greet. I like that I can walk or ride my bike everywhere. I like that I have a personal relationship with all of my teachers and I know all of my classmates. I understand that Ada is small and sometimes it feels like there isn’t much going on, so I wanted to inspire people to enjoy some of my favorite things to do in Ada.