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Darlene Brown Vandemark worked for Rhodes State College

Darlene Brown Vandemark, age 73, of Ada, passed away at 11:10 a.m. on Friday, May 26, 2023, at Lima Memorial Health System.  

She was born on October 1, 1949, in Dayton, Ohio to the late Cecil R. and Ruby (McClain) Brown.  On August 22, 1981, Darlene married Dale Vandemark, and he survives in Ada.

Memorial service scheduled for Joyce A. Balogh

Joyce A. Balogh, age 78, of Ada, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2023, at 2:20 AM at her residence in Ada, surrounded by her family.  

She was born on May 22, 1945, in Orwell, Ohio to the late Milton and Marjorie (King) Phillips, Sr.  On August 17, 1963, Joyce married Dale Kuhn and he preceded her in death on February 12, 1998.  She later married Raymond Balogh on November 25, 2000, and he preceded her in death on April 21, 2018.  

Memorial Day weekend 2023 news schedule

The Ada Icon has a holiday schedule for Memorial Day weekend 2023. New content will appear on Friday and, except for breaking news, pause until Tuesday morning. Newsgathering will continue through the weekend, including Ada High School graduation at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday and Memorial Day ceremonies at Woodlawn Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. on Monday.

Patrol reminds drivers to ‘Buckle Up’ and ‘Drive Sober’ for Memorial Day

COLUMBUS – During the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, the Ohio State Highway Patrol will be highly visible on Ohio’s roadways promoting traffic safety. As motorists travel this weekend, troopers are reminding drivers to utilize their safety belts and to be responsible by designating a sober driver. The effort begins at midnight on Friday, May 26 and continues through 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 29.

Hardin County crop yields for 2022 

HARDIN COUNTY–As Hardin County farmers finish planting this year’s corn and soybeans, crop  yields from the 2022 growing season have been released from the United States Department of  Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service. Although these crop production  numbers are based on estimates, they are used for crop insurance and government reporting  purposes. 

Ohio Northern University earns ‘Voter Friendly Campus’ designation

National organizations are recognizing Ohio Northern University’s efforts to encourage students to vote.

Led by Institute for Civic and Public Policy’s (ICAPP) campus voting initiatives, the work has resulted in ONU’s designation as a Voter Friendly Campus, a fourth annual program led by national nonpartisan organizations Campus Vote Project (CVP) and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. ICAPP student Fellows, led by institute director and political science professor Robert Alexander, Ph.D., worked with organizers to set goals, submit a statement of interest, form a coalition, draft an action plan.