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ODW field reports for Sept. 19

Ohio Division of Wildlife reports

Northwest Ohio – Wildlife District Two 
State Wildlife Investigators Brian Bury and Travis Abele observed two men trolling with eight rods from a boat on Lake Erie. In Ohio, anglers are permitted to use up to three rods per person. The boat’s captain initially misled the officers into believing a third angler was asleep in the boat, but Investigator Bury discovered there was not a third person, and the anglers were using too many rods. Each angler was issued a summons for fishing with more than three rods. Both men were found guilty in Ottawa County Municipal Court and paid $145 in fines and court costs. 

Ada Rotary to host forum for Ada School Board candidates

Ada Rotary Club has announced it will host a forum for Ada Board of Education candidates:

7:00-9:00 p.m., Wedneday, October 18
Board of Education Candidate Forum
Dicke Hall, Ohio Northern University campus

The seven candidates for three open seats include

Joey Campbell
Denise D’Arca
Troy Erickson
Todd Gillfillan
Matthew Gossman
Justin Hollon
Shane Tilton

Mr. Gossman is the only incumbent.

The forum will begin with introductions by each of the candidates, a series of questions and answers, and closing statements by each candidate. The forum is not a debate. A moderator will ask the questions. 

Quilt raffle winner announced by Ada Historical Society

Jill Simmons, at right, is the lucky winner of this colorful patchwork quilt made by Connie Crouse, left. The quilt raffle raised funds for the Ada Historical Society, which sold tickets at a variety of events during the summer of 2023. The society meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at the Ada Public Library.  

Letter: Lions thank sponsors and patrons of festival food booth

Invitation to attend meetings

The Ada Lions Club wants to thank the many sponsors and patrons for their support of the Lions Club food booth at the 2023 Harvest and Herb Festival. The Club has been serving the traditional hamburgers and hotdogs for several years.  Through the generous support of our sponsors, we are able to help many local individuals and organizations. 

Special thanks to Norada Lanes, Four Seasons Drive Thru, Kewpee, Tavern 101, Associated Plastics, Minich Truck Repair, Sheldon Gas Company, Hempy Water, Central Ohio Farmers Co-Op, Inc., Hays Insurance, Sharon Hawkins and Jason Hawkins.  

2023 Harvest & Herb festival fires on all cylinders

The Icon's Harvest & Herb Festival video is HERE.

By Paula Scott

A “just the facts” report on the 2023 Harvest & Herb Festival would read something along these lines: the weather was mild, the parade lasted 40 minutes, there were 185 vendors and Jillian Hazelton was crowned the festival queen.

Hazelton-Hull engagement

Travis and Rebecca Hazelton of Ada, Ohio announce the engagement of their daughter Audrey Hazelton to Ethan Hull. 

Audrey is a 2023 Bluffton University graduate in psychology and writing.  She is the granddaughter of Ken and Jeanette Hazelton of Ada, Ohio and the granddaughter of Konrad & Judy Schiefer of Mount Vernon, Ohio.

Ethan Hull is a 2023 graduate of Apollo as a Level II Firefighter and a 2022 graduate of Rhode State University as a Level II Paramedic  He is the son of Travis and Samantha Hull of Findlay, Ohio and the grandson of Gary and Cassandra Hull of Ada, Ohio.

The couple resides in Mason, Ohio and plan a May 2024 wedding in Lima, Ohio.