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NOVFA parade celebrates 150th anniversary of organization created in Ada

Jim Tressel celebrates the fire service with Ada

For parade photos, see the Ada-Liberty Fire Dept Facebook page

By Paula Pyzik Scott

Amidst a busy schedule of events, the 150th Convention of the Northwest Ohio Volunteer Firemen’s Association (NOVFA) put on a parade down Ada’s Main St. on Saturday, June 15. Ada is the birthplace of the organization, making this an extra special celebration for the Village.

The parade was best witnessed at Depot Park where college football coach and university administrator Jim Tressel served as the parade marshal and emcee. Prior to the parade, Tressel visited with friends and fans, reminiscing about his childhood visits to Ada to see his grandparents, Lee and Eloise Tressel. 

“My mom and dad are both 1943 graduates of Ada High School, and so every Thanksgiving, every Christmas and one week every summer, we got to come here. And that was the highlight of our year. We couldn’t wait to come on the farm.”


Ada swimmers outscored by Westside

By Cort Reynolds

ADA __ The Ada Gators swim team hosted Westside on a hot, sunny Thursday evening, June 20, at the Village of Ada pool.

The visiting Waves won the combined boys/girls team meet, 547-216, as well as the boys and girls divisions. The Waves beat the Gator boys 287-103, while the Wave girls beat their Gator counterparts, 260-113.

The Gator boys fell to 2-2 with the loss, while the Ada girls are 1-3 in dual meets.

Gator Luke Harriger won four races in the boys 8-and-under age division.

Landry Harriger (boys 11-12) and Lincoln Harriger (boys 13-14) each swam to first in three races.

Adaite Olivia Agozzino won three individual races in the girls 11-12 age bracket.

Teammate Kyleigh Nau also swept to first in three events of the girls 9-10 division.

Ada swimmer/coach Lily Baumgartner (girls 15 & over) touched first in the 50-meter breaststroke.

Apollo Career Center board meets June 24

The Apollo Career Center' board will hold a regular meeting on Monday, June 24, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. in Apollo's Board room, 3325 Shawnee Rd, Lima. The agenda, which includes teaching contracts, is HERE.

Semi and train crash in Mt. Victory under investigation

June 19, 2024__The Hardin Co Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a semi-truck/trailer versus train crash that occurred on the east/west line of CSX Railroad in Mt. Victory.

Registration for Fall 2024 youth soccer is open through June 30

Fall 2024 Ada youth soccer registration is open through June 30.

Letter: Dine-to-Donate for Ray Brown Fund

Dine-to-Donate Event for the Ray Brown Historical Marker
El Campo Mexican Restaurant, 204 North Main Street, Ada
Monday, June 24 from 4:00-9:00 p.m.

A letter to the editor from David Strittmatter