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PHOTO Ada provides a holiday setting for families

Everywhere the Icon went during the December 2 Merry on Main festivities were families feeling and looking like Christmas. Our photographer started here at Buckeye East coffee shop. Stay tuned for more photos.

Henry Solomon Lehr's home joins local Airbnb options

By Paula Scott

A new Airbnb option has opened in Ada. Ann Hamilton is now offering the home of Henry Solomon Lehr–Ohio Northern University founder and first president–to visitors who need a whole house accommodation. 

The five guest, three bedroom rental–which is now named The Grady House–was the home of Lehr and his wife for 17 years. The Lehrs would welcome people with food and fellowship as they passed through the village.

The Lehr home is one of four Ada properties currently found on They also include

  • A “regal” studio apartment with two queen beds on N. Main
  • A house south of the village limits that accommodates seven
  • Accommodations at the Inn at ONU

No listings in Ada were found at this time.


ODOT seeking public comment on Hardin Co. and SR 235 projects

LIMA (Dec. 4, 2023)__The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1, in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Executive Order 11988, is seeking public comments regarding the following proposed projects:

County Roads 175, 190, 209, & 265 resurfacing (PID: 111471)

The Hardin County Engineer, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Transportation, is proposing to resurface portions of County Road 175, County Road 190, County Road 209, and County Road 265 in Hardin County.

The work locations are:

County Road 175 east of the city of Kenton from the intersection of Couty Road 175 and State Route 53 to the intersection of County Road 175 and County Road 160 (6.31 miles).

15 minutes with Alicia Wissman

Bulldog Staff Spotlight
Coordinated by the Ada Junior High-High School office staff

Meet Alicia Wissman, kindergarten teacher at the Ada Schools. 

Q. What is the one thing you cannot resist?
A. Chocolate

Q. Where is your favorite place to be?
A. Anywhere I am surrounded by the people I love (family and friends)

One thin wafer: Weight loss medication

By Karen L. Kier
Pharmacist on behalf of the ONU Healthwise Team 

In Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life, there is a scene where Mr. Creosote explodes after eating too much food and being offered one thin wafer. The movie was released in 1983 after success with their other movies. 

The British comedy troupe formed in 1969 and started a comedy series on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The Monty Python’s Flying Circus was viewed from 1969 to 1974. The group’s comedy style was considered revolutionary. In 1988, the group won a BAFTA for their influence on comedy.

After holiday meals, one might express a feeling of fullness. We are entering the time of year when individuals are considering weight loss and thinking about New Year resolutions. 

Bulldog boys basketball fall to muscular Musketeers

By Cort Reynolds

ADA__The Ada High School boys basketball team hung close most of the way, but eventually lost 73-56 to a more experienced, stronger Fort Jennings squad Saturday night.

The Bulldogs managed to hang within 61-52 midway through the fourth period, but FJ closed on a 12-4 run to win by a deceptively wide margin of 17.

    1   2   3   4   F
ADA   10   18   14  14   56
FT J   19   15   17   22   73