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Ada Lions draw raffle winners for 2023

By Paula Scott

Four lucky ticket holders won prizes in the 2023 Ada Lions Club raffle drawing on October 11. All 4,500 tickets were sold with the lure of the big first place prize: two tickets to the October 21 Ohio State vs. Penn State football game and an overnight stay at a Columbus area Choice hotel.

Purchasers were also tempted by the second prize: an OSU bench crafted by Allen County Fabrication, third prize of $100 cash and fourth prize of $50.00 cash.

Lion Jill Simmons did the honors of drawing the winning tickets with these results:

1st place) Lion Mike Lenhart

2nd place) Brett Rogers

3rd place) Jerry Hawk

4th place) Matt Hughes

Raffle co-chairman Ted Prueter thanked everyone who sold tickets and announced that the proceeds would be divided equally between the Lions scholarship and the Charles “Bud” Hawkins Memorial Scholarship; each will receive approximately $1800.

Land Transfers in the Ada school district, September 2023

The following eight land transfers took place in the Ada Exempted Village School District in September 2023 as reported on the website of the Hardin County, Ohio auditor Michael T. Bacon HERE.


2120 County Rd 10, Sept 12, 2023, $75,400.00, House Trailer Affixed To Real Estate Unplatted

Township Rd 35, Sept 13, 2023, $208,267, Agricultural Vacant Land

Township Rd 35, Sept 13, 2023, $208,267, Agricultural Vacant Land

Township Rd 35 Rear, Sept 13, 2023, $208,267, Agricultural Vacant Land

3908 Township Rd 55, Sept 29, 2023, $20,000.00, 4 M/H On Real Estate 

508 Main St, Sept 14, 2023, $340,000.00, Single Family Dwelling

539 N. Simon St, Sept 6, 2023, $141,000.00, Single Family Dwelling

313 E. Highland Ave, Sept 22, 2023, $149,000.00, Single Family Dwelling


Hardin County Fair champion carcasses evaluated

By Mark Badertscher
Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educator

HARDIN COUNTY__The Hardin County Carcass Show of Champions was evaluated Monday, September 18 at Jenkins Meats in Mt. Victory. This year’s event was held in-person and featured OSU Department of Animal Sciences Associate Professor of Meat Science Dr. Lyda Garcia as the judge. She discussed the merits of the winning market livestock carcasses from the 2023 Hardin County Fair.

McDonald's digital fundraiser for high school sports on Oct. 6

McDonald's owner-operators throughout Ohio will be raising funds for local high school athletic programs, including Ada High School, on October 6. During the High School Sports Digital Fundraiser Day, 20 percent of all sales purchased through the McDonald’s app will  be donated to local sports programs.

High School Sports Digital Fundraiser Day was created by local McDonald’s owner/operators in Ohio as a way to support the high school athletics in the communities they serve. 

Ada Rotary to host forum for Ada School Board candidates

Ada Rotary Club has announced it will host a forum for Ada Board of Education candidates:

7:00-9:00 p.m., Wedneday, October 18
Board of Education Candidate Forum
Dicke Hall, Ohio Northern University campus

The seven candidates for three open seats include

Joey Campbell
Denise D’Arca
Troy Erickson
Todd Gillfillan
Matthew Gossman
Justin Hollon
Shane Tilton

Mr. Gossman is the only incumbent.

Ada Herald purchased by New Jersey company

The Ada Herald has announced that it is one of eight community newspapers that has been sold by Delphos Herald Inc. to CherryRoad Media, a subsidiary of the New Jersey-based CherryRoad Technologies. 

The sale also includes the Delphos Herald, Van Wert Times Bulletin, the Putnam County Sentinel, the Paulding Progress and the Putnam County Vidette, as well as the associated printing facility.