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Library heats up with STEAM Saturdays

The Ada Public Library invites Kindergarten through 8th graders to a November 4  S.T.E.A.M. Saturday from 11:00 a.m.-Noon. Activities include "Bugs, Germs, Plants, and Fur: What we can't see with our eyes! An Introduction to Microscopy" and "Dying to Color Fabric"—learn about how molecules color fabrics from silk to cotton and everything in between!

Ada chamber meets November 15

The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly membership meeting on Wednesday, November 15.

The gathering takes place at 8:00 a.m. at the Ada Public Library, 320 N. Main St.

The speaker will be Maylene Deckling, owner of Nectar & Brie, who will talk about her experience in Hardin Leadership. She will discuss her class project and how it will benefit Ada and Hardin County.

The meeting breakfast sponsor is Beatitudes community center and thrift store, 210 N. Main St.

ICAPP poll takes early look at ‘24 election in Ohio

New ONU poll also finds strong dislike across party lines, deep concern about toxic state of politics

The Institute for Civics and Public Policy (ICAPP) at Ohio Northern University has released the Northern Poll, a web-based poll of 668 registered voters in Ohio taken from October 16-19. The margin of error is +/-3.8%. Leading the project are Robert Alexander, Ph.D., political science professor and ICAPP director; and John Curiel, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science.

The following results and statements were issued from the poll:

1940s historical photo ID, Ada's Civil Defense Council 

The Ada Historical Society has posted the attached photo on its Facebook page and is seeking the names of the individuals in this group.

The photo shows Ada's Civil Defense Council in the 1940s.

Can you identify the men? Visit Facebook HERE to post your comments or email [email protected].

ONU HealthWise mobile clinic renews partnership with Mercy Health-St. Rita’s

Clinic provides health screenings, occasionally addresses emergencies

A five-year partnership extension has been made between Ohio Northern University’s HealthWise Mobile Health Clinic and Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center. The value of that collaboration was illustrated by a recent health emergency at a Lima, Ohio event, where the mobile clinic was staffed by ONU pharmacy students and faculty, as well as by physicians in St. Rita’s Internal Medicine residency program.

According to Raabe College of Pharmacy, the mobile health clinic was at a block party in Lima to offer free health screenings when a fourth-year pharmacy student detected high blood pressure in a woman who was 38 weeks pregnant. The team feared the cause was pre-eclampsia, a potentially fatal prenatal complication.

“With help from the Mercy Health team on site, the patient was taken directly to the hospital” where a C-section was performed and a healthy baby delivered, said Pharmacy Dean Stuart Beatty, PharmD ‘03. Mother and baby are doing well.

Mildred L. Paugh of Harrod was 101

Mildred L. Paugh, age 101, of Harrod, passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at 6:57 PM at the Sunrise of Gahanna, surrounded by her family.

Mildred was born in Ada to Ellis and Blanche (Point) Parker on March 26, 1922.  She married C. Roger Paugh on August 5, 1945 and they lived in Harrod together until his passing on February 1, 1999.