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No. 17 men's swimming and diving tops Findlay and Defiance

The No. 17 Ohio Northern men's swimming and diving team beat both the University of Findlay 107.5-66.5 and Defiance College 242-7 on Saturday afternoon at the ONU Sports Center.

With the win the Polar Bears move to a perfect 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the OAC, while the Oilers fall to 0-4 and the Yellow Jackets are 0-9.

The Polar Bears won all but two events on their way to victory, sweeping the Freestyle events.

Freshman Zachary Martin won the 1000 Free with a time of 10:37.82, while freshman Jacob Croasdell won the 500 Free in 5:06.78 and the 50 Free in 23.08.

It's James Bond in "Skyfall" now at the Ada Theatre

Skyfall (rated PG 13) is now showing at the Ada Theatre, according to James Curllis, owner.

Show times are:

• Friday and Saturday, 7 and 9:50 p.m.
• Saturday and Sunday matinees, 4 p.m.
• Daily, 7 p.m.

Click for the trailer


In Istanbul, MI6 agents James Bond and Eve chase the mercenary Patrice, who has stolen a computer hard drive containing details of undercover agents placed in terrorist organisations by NATO states.

Wonder how Santa eats pancakes - find out Sunday morning

The Ada Bulldogs swim team will hold a breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, Dec. 9, from  7:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Ada VFW Post.  As a special holiday treat, Santa will be present at the breakfast from 9:30 a.m. until noon.

The breakfast is all you can eat pancakes and sausage. Tickets are $5.00 for eat in or carry out and children under 2 are free.

Tickets may be purchased from any AHS Swim team member or by calling Brenda Wilcox (419) 979-9871 or Karen Kier at (419) 634-0824.

Festive polar bear

There's a polar bear somewhere in Ada with a festive attitude. You'll find it in the Ohio Northern University school of business building.

What's for lunch? Here's the school menu

What's for lunch at the Ada schools in December? Here's the answer. Open the attachment at the bottom of this story for December's school menu.

IRS offers tax tips for "The Season of Giving"

December is traditionally a month for giving generously to charities, friends and family. But it’s also a time that can have a major impact on the tax return you’ll file in the New Year.

Here are some “Season of Giving” tips from the IRS covering everything from charity donations to refund planning:

Contribute to Qualified Charities

If you plan to take an itemized charitable deduction on your 2012 tax return, your donation must go to a qualified charity by Dec. 31. Ask the charity about its tax-exempt status.