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Trick or Treat night in Ada is October 27

You've got one month to get your costumes and treats in order: The Village of Ada has decreed that Trick or Treat night is

October 27 from 5:30pm-7:30 p.m. (Rain, snow, or shine)

So what's you preference? Scary or funny? Salty or sweet?

Have other Halloween-themed announcements to make? Share them with [email protected].

‘Julius Caesar’ opens Freed Center season on Sept. 29

Full season listing below

The Freed Center will open its slate of theatre, dance and music events for the 2022-2023 season with Shakespeare's epic political tragedy of Julius Caesar staged in the Stambaugh Studio Theatre. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, and 2 p.m. matinees on Oct. 1 and 2.

Making his directing debut at ONU, Assistant Professor of Theatre James Savage, Jr., explains his approach to the play beginning with the “belief that art makes us think and, at its best, creates dialogue.” This is evident with Julius Caesar, a timeless play that audiences still find fascinating.

AHS boys soccer edged by Bluffton, 1-0

By Cort Reynolds

BLUFFTON--The Bluffton squad nipped visiting Ada High School boys soccer team 1-0 in a defense-oriented Northwest Conference match Monday, September 26, at Steinmetz Field.

The Bulldogs fell to 4-4-3 and 1-1-1 in the NWC with the defeat. The Pirates improved to 6-4-1 overall and 3-0 in the NWC with their fifth straight win and 37th consecutive league victory.

Neither team scored in the first half. Pirate Justin Good then converted a penalty kick goal at the 61:08 mark for the only score of the match,

Pirate goalkeeper Alek Davis made four saves, while Kyle Basil added two stops in goal.

AHS girls soccer shutout by Bluffton

By Cort Reynolds

The visiting Bluffton High School girls soccer team defeated league rival Ada 9-0 in a Northwest Conference match on a cool Monday, September 26, under the lights at War Memorial Park Stadium.

The Bulldog girls fell to 4-6 overall and 0-4 in NWC action following their sixth straight defeat.

The win upped the Pirate record to 10-2 overall and 5-0 in NWC play, keeping them in first place ahead of Columbus Grove (3-0 NWC).

"This was a Bluffton team with a bunchof seniors who have played together a long time, so a rough night was to be expected," said Ada head coach Doug Dewese.

Diamonds and crayons are forever (practically)

By Liz Gordon-Hancock

Don’t throw your unwanted crayons away! According to Crayola’s website, Crayola crayons are made of paraffin wax, which is refined from petroleum. That means crayons take years to biodegrade if thrown away and taken to landfill. 

According to the National Crayon Recycle Program, 12 million crayons are produced each day. That makes a potential 12 million crayons going into landfill tomorrow. 

Reminder: 2-hour school delay Sept 27

The Ada Schools will have a 2-hour delay on Tuesday, September 27 for teacher in-service.

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