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ONU professor to present research on psychedelics and PTSD

Phillip Zoladz, Ph.D., Ohio Northern University professor of psychology, will present his research findings on psychedelics at a press conference to be held at the November 2023 Society for Neuroscience conference in Washington, D.C. His research explores the potential of psilocybin to enhance exposure therapy’s effectiveness in individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Zoladz is one of several presenters the Society selected to introduce their intriguing and important findings to journalists.

Stay alive! Don't text and drive

The Ada-Liberty Fire department has been displaying a vivid reminder that it's not safe to text and drive. Trick or Treaters had a chance to take a close up look at what remains of this minvan provided by the Ohio Department of Transportation.

October 2023 Community Improvement Corporation news

CORRECTION: The meeting was the second in the 2023 but they are not bi-annual. January and July meetings were cancelled.

By Paula Scott

The Ada Community Improvement Corporation held its second meeting for 2023 at the Ada Depot in October. The meeting is an opportunity for board members and stakeholders to discuss developments in the village and to conduct business “for the sole purpose of advancing, encouraging, and promoting industrial, economic, commercial and civic development of our Ada Community and Area.”

Community Calendar, Monday, October 30

Check out the Ada Community Calendar for the upcoming week beginning  Monday, October 30. Send items of public interest to [email protected].

October 30
School Board meeting and planning session, 5:00 p.m.

October 31
2-hour Ada Schools delay

November 1
Euchre at Beatitudes, 1:30 p.m.

November 3
ONU Observatory event (a.k.a. Star Parties), 8:00-11:00 p.m.

November 4
Pup Pack Craft Show, 9:00 a.m.-1 p.m.
Ada Exempted Village Schools

November 2023 Community Calendar items requested

October 2023 is flying by! Send November items of general public interest to [email protected] to be included in the Icon's Community Calendar. Have items not quite within the Bluffton school district? We'll consider them for "Events of Interest" on the classifieds page.

Ada Food Pantry use update for October 2023

The Ada Food Pantry recently posted the graph below on Facebook with this caption:

"Here are the most recent numbers on Pantry use. It's been several years since so many people have needed our assistance. We thank everyone who continues to support us with gifts of food, funds and prayer."

The chart shows that in August 2023 individuals served reached 175, the highest number during the reporting period beginning in 2016.

The highest number served in prior years reported was 150 in November 2022. The lowest number served was between 25-50 in March and April of 2021.