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Tickets on sale for The Thanksgiving Play

The Freed Center for the Performing Arts has announced that tickets are on sale for The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa Fasthorse. Performances are:

Oct. 19-21, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 21-22, 2:00 p.m.

When a troupe of really, really well-meaning theater artists attempt to put on a culturally sensitive Thanksgiving school pageant, things get messy. Hilarious and poignant, this delicious play skewers everything right, wrong and woke in America.

Oct. 7 children's program at Friendship Gardens

HARDIN COUNTY–The Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are hosting a children’s program at the Friendship Gardens called “Let’s Get Gourdy!” on Saturday, October 7. This event is from 10:00 a.m.-noon and will provide several activities for kids ages 5 and up. 

St. Mark community meal served on September 27

St. Mark Lutheran Church will again be serving a Free Community Meal on Wednesday, September 27 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. 

The menu is a Sloppy Joe, Baked Beans, Chips, Fruit, and a Cookie. 

Public meetings re SR 81-Thayer Road intersection improvement

Feasibility of constructing a roundabout under consideration

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1, invites the public to a meeting regarding a proposed project to improve the safety of the State Road 81 and Thayer Road intersection in Lima, Allen County.

Thursday, September 21, 2023, from 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
Union Chapel Missionary Church, 4869 Ada Road, Lima.

Attendees need only attend one of the two sessions. The same information will be presented at each meeting.

Trick or Treat night in Ada is October 26

The Village of Ada has announced that Trick or Treat will be on October 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

This notice and other village announcements are found at

5th Quarter offers homecoming activities, inside and out

Ada High School alumni are included in the invitation to 5th Quarter activities for Homecoming on Friday, September 25.

Coordinator Amber Simon makes the pitch: "ADA ALUMNI! Have you heard of our 5th Quarters and it makes you miss our days of hanging out at Hardee’s after the game? This is your moment! Come and bring the family to see how these kids do 5th Quarter! This is completely free to you."

Buckeye East coffee shop, 123 E Buckeye Ave., will be roping off the parkig lot for a bounce house, Gaga Ball pit, alumni friends grilling hot dogs, and karaoke. Indoors there will be traditional 5th Quarter activities: pizzas, prizes, snacks and music.

There will be adults monitoring all areas and making sure kids stay on the property. Only 6th-12th graders should be dropped off. Alumni that bring younger children must stay and be responsible for them.