You are here

Ada's latest news

Icon accepting letters to Santa Claus

The Ada Icon welcomes letters to Santa Claus from children of all ages. The letters may be emailed to [email protected] and will be published here on the Icon. 

Matt Fleming wins Elite 89 Award for NCAA Division III men's soccer championships

Junior defenseman Matt Fleming has been named the recipient of the Elite 89 Award for the 2012 NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championships.

The Elite 89, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers.

The Elite 89 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's Championships.

BVHS BVHS Receives $6,000 grant from the Community Foundation

Blanchard Valley Health System has been awarded a grant of $6,000 from the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation to support an Advance Directives Summit for area businesses, civic groups, social service agencies and religious organizations.

The funds were made available from the Findlay Industries, Inc. Fund, The Schaefer Fund, OHM Corporation Fund and the Madeleine Thomas Schneider Fund.

Currently, fewer than 20 percent of patients admitted to Blanchard Valley Hospital and Bluffton Hospital have advance directives such as a health care power of attorney and/or a living will.

Miss Ohio 2012 sendoff celebration to be held at Ohio Northern University


Ohio Northern University’s Freed Center for the Performing Arts will be the site of a Miss Ohio 2012 sendoff celebration in honor of Elissa McCracken, ONU student and current Miss Ohio, on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 4 p.m.

The celebration will feature a performance from McCracken, who also will preview several select items from her Miss America apparel. In addition, seven other pageant contestants are scheduled to perform, including Ohio Northern students Layne Schneider, Miss Crystal Lake and a senior communication arts major from Dayton, Ohio, and Kelsey Barrett, Miss West Central Ohio and a freshman theatre arts major from Wapakoneta, Ohio.

ONU to present student art exhibition

The Ohio Northern University Department of Art and Design will hold its annual Student Juried Art and Design Exhibition in the Elzay Gallery of Art from Dec. 1-9.  A public reception and awards presentation will be held Sunday, Dec. 2, from 2-4 p.m.

For many years, a committee of sophomore art and design majors has been responsible for organizing and presenting the show, traditionally the most popular gallery event of the academic year.

This year’s exhibition features original work in a variety of media, such as ceramics, oils and watercolors, photographs, graphic design, drawings, sculpture, mixed media, and printmaking.

"The Autobiography of Santa Claus" Dec. 4 library book discussion

There's still time to join the December adult book discuss at the Ada Public Library.

Join the library on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. to discuss "The Autobiography of Santa Claus" as told to Jeff Guinn

Santa reveals his story for the first time. Nicholas (his real name) was born in the  Middle Eastern country of Lycia to wealthy parents who died when he was young. The kind people of Lycia taught him the lessons of goodness and generosity, which he began to practice as a child by sharing his wealth with those in need.