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Up on the roof


Some serious construction work is going on in Ada this month. Here's a construction worker on an Ohio Northern University building roof.

Six-hour Gospel Singing in the Park on the band shell stage June 30

Gospel Singing in the Park includes performances by a dozen groups from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, June 30. The event, which includes a chicken barbecue, is held in the band shell at the Ada War Memorial Park on North Park Drive.

Performers include:
• The Northmen
• Mercy’s Reign
• The Master’s Own
• Cornerstone Gospel Quartet
• Kristy Gill and Band
• The Rowe Sisters and Teresa Moore
• Sandi and Kaylene
• One Voice
• Jericho Road
• Trinity
• Jacob Reel
• Kent Young

Krysti's Music Studio offering free trial lessons through July 31

Krysti's Music Studio, South Main Street, Bluffton, offers free trial lessons through July 31.
Persons wanting more information may contact Krysti Schey at 419-233-5255 or e-mail at: [email protected].

The music studio is an Ada Icon advertiser.

Click here for the studio website.

Red Cross blood drive July 9 at Ada Visiting Nurses

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive Monday, July 9, from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Ada Visiting Nurses, located on State Route 235 on the edge of Ada.

While walk-in donors are welcome, donors are encouraged to make appointments. To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or go to

Blood Donors Must:

Be healthy
Be at least 17 years old in most states, or 16 years old with parental consent if allowed by state law
Weigh at least 110 lbs.
Additional weight requirements apply for donors 18 years old and younger and all high school donors.

Ada library and ONU Office of Career Services offer job strategies workshop July 11

The Ada Public Library will host a job search strategies workshop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, July 11 at the library, 320 N. Main St., Ada.

The workshop is sponsred by the library and Ohio Northern University Office of Career Services.

A staff member of ONU's Career Services office will help persons develop a career search strategy at no charge.

Walk-ins are welcome, bu appointments are preferred.

For more information or to set up an appointment, call Jane Ward at ONU, Office of Career Services, 419-772-2145.

"Wonderful Wednesdays" for youth has July 6 sign-up

The Hardin County Historical Museum offers "Wonderful Wednesdays" to youth ages 8 to 12 this summer.

Event are from 10 a.m. to noon on July 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1. These take place at the Hardin Historical Village and Farm on the Hardin County Fairgrounds, Kenton.

There is no cost, but pre-registration is required. The last day to register is July 6. The schedule follows:
July 11 - Flower gardening
July 18 - Tie-dye a t-shirt
July 25 - Pioneer recycling
Aug. 1 - Make ice cream

For details: