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REMINDER Digital Empowerment for Parents on Nov. 7

From 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7 (Election Day), the Ada Schools will host Digital Empowerment for Parents. This event is free and open to the public, but NO students please.

Presenter Scott Frank comes with a wealth of experience as a former ICAC Investigator and Internet Safety Expert. The event is sponsored by the Ada Ministerial Association.

Hardin County Extension rainfall report for September 2023

By Mark Badertscher

HARDIN COUNTY__During the month of September 2023, Extension volunteer rainfall reporters received an average of 0.22 inches of rain. The least rain for this month, 0.00 inches, was reported in both Liberty and Marion Townships, as measured by Phil Epley and Mark Lowery respectively. The most rain reported during the month, 0.61 inches, was reported in Goshen Township by John Brien.

During the same month last year, an average of 2.92 inches of rain fell. The rainfall recorded in September over the past ten years averaged 2.93 inches.

Ada traffic stop results in arrest, drug and AK-47 seizure

On November 6 the Ada Police Department issued the following drug trafficking media release:

On October 31, 2023, an Ada Police Officer on patrol observed a vehicle commit a moving violation near Klingler Road on West Lincoln Avenue in the Village of Ada.

During the traffic stop officers discovered probable cause to search the vehicle for contraband. The search yielded raw marijuana, drug paraphernalia, cash, and a loaded AK-47 pistol.

November 10 opening for "Habitat" at ArtSpace/Lima

Benefit evening for Habitat for Humanity November 16

ArtSpace/Lima will host a new exhibit featuring the works from 14 artists who define ‘habitat’ through their art. Each artist was asked to synthesize the meaning and interpret it through a medium that they work with. The artists featured in the exhibit are:

Laura Barnhardt Corle
Randy  Bennett
Terri Blosser
Aubrey Davis
Valarie Escabedo
Judy Greavu
Jim Fultz
Sheila Hernandez
Mike Huffman
William John
Tom Lehman
Avory Mayenschein
John  Rausch
Scott Rose


PHOTO General Election Day, November 7

The polls are open today, November 7, from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. for the General Election. Find information about Ada area candidates, local and state issues, and polling places HERE.

November 10 Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony

Wreath-Laying Ceremony 
11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 10, 2023
Henry Solomon Lehr statue, near Main St. on the ONU campus

(If there is inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Snyder Recital Hall located in Presser Building.)

2023 Veterans Day ceremonies at Ohio Northern University will include a program with veteran James Lee, Petty Officer 3rd class. Lee served in the U.S. Navy from June 2006 to November 2011.

Lee began his military career at boot camp in Chicago Illinois at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes. During his time of service, he had two primary positions, a Bos'n Mate and an Aviation Ordnanceman.  While he was stationed in Guam on the USS Frank Cable AS40 he did multiple small deployments in the Pacific in support of submarine operations for 3 years.