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Spending in Ada this Friday-Saturday?

While there is no official Black Friday or Shop Small Saturday promotion in Ada this year, the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce encourages you to check out everything local businesses have to offer this weekend. Here a group of chamber volunteers are getting Depot Park ready for the holidays. / PHOTO Ada Area Chamber Facebook.

ONU Law ’22 graduates’ bar passage rate among highest in Ohio

Ohio Northern University Law graduates who sat for the Ohio bar exam in the summer of 2022 collectively earned one of the highest passage rates compared to those from other colleges, at 81 percent. According to Kelly Stevens, ONU bar success coordinator, this cohort placed third, just behind Case Western Reserve University and The Ohio State University.

Stevens points out that the numbers are even more impressive considering that these graduates started their studies in fall 2019, not long before the COVID-19 pandemic began.

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American Red Cross looking for donors

As many gather for Thanksgiving celebrations with family and friends, the American Red Cross urges donors to shake up their holiday traditions and plan a time to give blood or platelets in the coming weeks. 

Blood and platelet donations tend to drop more than 20% during holiday weeks, including the days around Thanksgiving. Seasonal illness and the threat of winter weather can add more concern during a time of year that is traditionally hard on the nation’s blood supply.

Hardin County University Club scholarships available

The Hardin County University Club II has announced that the club's annual scholarship award applications are now available, according to Jane Kraft, 2022-2023 club president.

Each year, University Club II awards one $1,000 scholarship to a current Junior or Senior college student for the 2022-2023 academic year who is a graduate of one of the Hardin County High Schools.   

The scholarship will be awarded in late February, 2023.  Since 1964 the club has given over $37,000 to assist students finishing out there junior or senior year in college.   

Cubberley, Stanley lead ONU men at Phoenix Fall Classic

By Tim Glon

CHICAGO, Ill.--The Ohio Northern men's swimming and diving team competed at the 12-team Chicago (Ill.) Phoenix Fall Classic Friday-Sunday at the Myers-McLoraine Pool.

The Polar Bears finished the non-scoring meet with 10 top-20 finishes at the University of Chicago's 10-lane pool.

Sophomore Holden Cubberley (Celina) led Ohio Northern, placing third in the 1-meter diving with 482.00 points for 11 dives and placing fourth in the 3-meter diving competition, scoring 468.15 points over 11 dives.

Cubberley's efforts surpassed the NCAA "B" Cut in both events.