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January 2022 Ada chamber summary

The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce held its January 19 meeting at the Ada Public Library. The agenda included:

  • Ohio updates brom Rep. Jon Cross 
  • Breakfast casserole and biscuits by Tavern 101
  • Reminder to RSVP by February 9 for the Annual membership luncheon on Feb 16 at The Inn at ONU. RSVP to [email protected]  
  • Introduction of 2022 new board members: Gary Wahlberg , Ric Johnson and Dylan Wood
  • Update on 2024 solar eclipse viewing from County Commissioner Fred Rush

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Properties for sale updated

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Updated property listings for Century 21 Sunway Realty, 208 N Main St, Ada, on

109 E. Buckeye - Ada, OH 45810

10,500 Sq Ft Offered at $175,000 Great Location in downtown Ada. Previously used as a local car dealership. Large lot, recently paved with well maintained building containing three offices and bath. Excellent opportunity for almost any new business.


206 N. Main Street - Ada, OH 45810

Welcome Home Grant offered by Liberty National Bank

Ronald L. Zimmerly, Jr., President and CEO of Liberty National Bank, recently announced the bank’s participation in the Welcome Home Program, a grant sponsored by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati. The program is designed to assist eligible homebuyers with down payment or closing costs when buying a home.

The Welcome Home Program provides up to $2,500 in grant money for low to moderate income homebuyers and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Honorably discharged veterans and active-duty military homebuyers may receive Welcome Home grants up to $7,500.

January and February meetings of the Ada chamber

RSVP Feb. 16 luncheon at the Inn at ONU

The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce will hold the January Membership Meeting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, January 19 at the Ada Public Library, 320 N. Main. Breakfast will be served at the meeting, according to Heather Cox, membership chairperson.

In February, the chamber meeting will be an Annual Meeting Luncheon at noon on Wednesday, February 16. This event will take place at the Inn at ONU. The price of the luncheon is $20 per person. For reservations, contact Deb Curlis at [email protected] or 419-788-9459. 

Music on vinyl beats out CDs in 2021

Year end 2021 reports include the news that music CD sales have lost to vinyl records for the first time in decades. According to music data provider MRC Data (, vinyl album sales outpaced CDs for the first time in MRC Data history (since 1991).

The Icon contacted Ada’s Retro Music Ltd. for a local perspective. Owner Chad Smith explained that with new cars no longer providing CD players, the format is dying. In addition, CDs and their cases are relatively fragile items.

Jan. 19 deadline for new pesticide applicator class 

A class to help farmers prepare to become private pesticide applicators has been planned for January 26 at the Hardin County Extension office, 1021 West Lima Street, Kenton. In Ohio, pesticide applicators are required by law to have an Ohio Pesticide Applicators License in order to purchase and apply restricted-use chemicals. These pesticides include but are not limited to herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides.

The class will begin at 12:30 pm and end at 4:30 pm. There is a $30 registration fee which covers books for those enrolled.