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ONU poll shows support for Issues 1 and 2

Deep dive on attitudes toward reproductive rights and marijuana use in the state

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%. Dr. Robert Alexander and Dr. John Curiel led the project.

The following statement was provided on the results:

PHOTO Open House at Ada Museum on October 29

The Ada Ohio Historical Society will be hosting an open house at Lee Crouse's Ada Museum from 2:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 29 at the Crouse residence, 4236 State Route 81, Ada, Ohio. The event is free and open to the public.

War Memorial Park wraps up facilities for the season

Ada's War Memorial Park has announced that it is closing down the restrooms and water fountains for the winter.

The football stadium will be open for the weekend of October 28.

Weekend Doctor: Here comes the holiday season

By Julie Russell, RDN, LD, CDCES
Outpatient Dietitian/Diabetes Educator, Endocrinology & Diabetes Specialists of Northwest Ohio

It’s that time of year again and the holidays are quickly approaching. The holidays are a busy time, and it can be easy to get off track with your eating habits. Even though you get busy, don’t forget to take time to eat throughout the day. When you skip a meal, it can lead to overeating at the next meal. Try to plan out your meals for the day or, even better, the week. When you plan a meal, think of the food groups to ensure you get a balanced meal.

When attending holiday parties, be selective of your food choices. Take smaller portions by using a smaller plate. Remember, you can have leftovers at another meal, so don’t feel the need to overfill your plate. Pick your most favorite carbohydrate foods, try to keep portions to a quarter part of your plate, and fill in with non-starchy vegetables. If you are concerned that there are not going to be any healthy dishes, then bring one to share.

By the light of a single firefly

By Robert McCool

I have been so fortunate in my life so far that I have had opportunities to share my love of books and the written word with the readers of this column on a semi-regular basis.

I began to write for the Icon when founder Fred Steiner asked me to review books that I liked, and I chose those contemporary popular fiction ones that I believed had a quality or message that meant something important to our current time and circumstances. I was lucky to find those books on the new books shelf of my local library, and sometimes I took the suggestions of my fellow book lovers. It was a joy to bring the book alive with my reviews, and I actually managed to read and write about each book in a week's time. That was how much I enjoyed the task.

When the new owner of the Icon took over, she allowed me to keep this column and even encouraged my writing. And the Icon flourishes under her management. I believe that I had more interested readers that followed me then. The support that I received made me want to write better and more relevant reviews than I had ever done before.

Nov 16 safety council meeting provides AED demonstration

In partnership with the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and Division of Safety and Hygiene, employers are encouraged to participate in Hardin County Safety Council to receive education, resources & networking with other safety conscious organizations. Enrolling in this program also allows for organizations to receive up to a 3% rebate on premiums upon completion of requirements.

Register today to join the Hardin County Safety Council meeting at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 16. Contact Morgan Ellis at 419-673-4131.