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August 4, 2021

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MHCO announces agreement with Brethren Retirement Community

In December 2020, the Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio Board of Directors issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to explore affiliation with other organizations in order to assure the secure and vibrant future of MHCO. We are pleased to announce that this week, the Board accepted a proposal and approved a contract for a full Management Agreement with Brethren Retirement Communities in Greenville, Ohio. This management agreement continues a business relationship that began in 2019 with an executive consulting partnership.

You're invited to Century 21's 50th birthday party

July 29th in Ada

Century 21 Sunway Realty invites the public to its 50th birthday party. The business, which started in 1971, has announced an open house to celebrate 50 years.

Friends, family, business colleagues, and the public are invited for a fun-filled time of food, games, gifts, and door prizes.

The Ada event will be held at 208 N. Main St. on July 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Kenton event will be held at 930 E. Columbus St. on July 30 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Ada Area Chamber Mix and Mingle

A special mix and mingle event will be held by the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce.

On Wednesday, July 21st, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. the mixer will take place at The Cask Room, 127 N. Main Street. Cheese and crackers will be provided with a cash bar.

This event is in place of the monthly meeting.

Edward Jones: The right emotions can be useful in investing

By Ryan DeMarco, Financial Advisor
111 N. Main St., Bluffton | 567-226-4506

You may have heard that it’s important to take the emotions out of investing. But is this true for all emotions?

Certainly, some emotions can potentially harm your investment success. Consider fear. If the financial markets are going through a down period – which is actually a normal part of the investment landscape – you might be so afraid of sustaining losses that you sell even the investments that have good prospects and are suitable for your needs.

Icons pass on to second generation of owners

The Ada and Bluffton Icons passed on to their second generation of owners at the beginning of the month. The new owners, from Bluffton, have several Ada connections.

Fred and Mary Pannabecker Steiner, who launched the two community journalism websites, announced Ryan and Gayle Lowry of Bluffton as the new owners beginning July 1.

Ryan Lowry is very familiar with Ada, having graduated from Ohio Northern University with a degree in marketing in 2011. He is also the designer of the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce website.

New dog groomer in rural Ada

A new dog grooming business has opened in rural Ada.

C and K Grooming, 9780 County Road 89, Alger, is now open and accepting appointments, according to Cassie Collins and Kyle Oglesbee, owners.

Here are before and after photos of Mylo, one of the groomer's customers. 

Click here for the groomer's Facebook.