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First day of (dance) school

Today's the day: Studio 419 will begin teaching dance classes at 301 N Main St.,--ballet, combo tap/ballet, hip-hop, modern, pointe and tap--including and adult tap class. Students will range in age from 3 to 69.

The Icon visited with instructors Samantha Beck and Shaina Phillips at the studio's open house on Saturday, August 20, when they met with famlies to discuss what type of dance their children are interested in and the clothes and shoes needed for class. The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce board also celebrated the new business opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Home for sale: Residence of Dr. DeBow Freed, former ONU president, located at 205 West Lima Ave.

The following announcement has been made regarding the opportunity for prospective bidders to view the home at 205 W. Lima Ave. beginning September 7.

The undersigned Trustee of the DeBow Freed Trust will offer for private sale the residence of Dr. DeBow Freed, former president of Ohio Northern University, located at 205 West Lima Avenue, Ada, Ohio  45810.

This is a modern home containing 15 rooms, including a library, a study, three (3) bedrooms, and three (3) full baths with a finished basement set on 1.794 acres of beautiful lawn.

Tar Spot: Mid to Late R-Stage Fungicide Application 

By Dr. Pierce Paul, OSU Extension-Corn Disease Specialist
Edited by Mark Badertscher, OSU  Extension-Hardin County

July rainfall report for Hardin County

During the month of July, OSU Extension rainfall reporters recorded an average of 5.54 inches of rain in Hardin County. Last year, the average rainfall for July was 4.25 inches. Madelyn Lowery in Cessna Township received 6.55 inches of rain for the month, the most of any of the township sites. The least rain in July, 4.49 inches, was collected in Taylor Creek Township by Silver Creek Supply. For the growing season from April 15 through July, the average precipitation in the townships was 14.16 inches, with a range from 12.06 to 17.39 inches.  The ten-year average for growing season rainfall through July is 15.81 inches.

Drainage field day at OSU Lima campus farm rescheduled

UPDATED: Rescheduled for August 16.

The Drainage Installation Field Day scheduled for tomorrow at The Ohio State University at Lima campus farm has been moved to Tuesday, August 16, 2022, due to field conditions brought on by the recent rains in the area.

Field demonstrations by the Ohio Land Improvement Contractors of America, or OLICA, will begin at 8 a.m., Tuesday, August 16, and will continue in an open-house-style format throughout the day until 3 p.m. at the field on the corner of Thayer and Reservoir roads.

Chamber calendar heats up in August and September

In addition to hosting one of its biggest events in August--the Made in Ada Wilson Football Festival on August 27--the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce is inviting the public to two events welcoming new businesses to town.