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NOVFA parade celebrates 150th anniversary of organization created in Ada

Jim Tressel celebrates the fire service with Ada

For parade photos, see the Ada-Liberty Fire Dept Facebook page

By Paula Pyzik Scott

Amidst a busy schedule of events, the 150th Convention of the Northwest Ohio Volunteer Firemen’s Association (NOVFA) put on a parade down Ada’s Main St. on Saturday, June 15. Ada is the birthplace of the organization, making this an extra special celebration for the Village.

The parade was best witnessed at Depot Park where college football coach and university administrator Jim Tressel served as the parade marshal and emcee. Prior to the parade, Tressel visited with friends and fans, reminiscing about his childhood visits to Ada to see his grandparents, Lee and Eloise Tressel. 

“My mom and dad are both 1943 graduates of Ada High School, and so every Thanksgiving, every Christmas and one week every summer, we got to come here. And that was the highlight of our year. We couldn’t wait to come on the farm.”


Letter: Dine-to-Donate for Ray Brown Fund

Dine-to-Donate Event for the Ray Brown Historical Marker
El Campo Mexican Restaurant, 204 North Main Street, Ada
Monday, June 24 from 4:00-9:00 p.m.

A letter to the editor from David Strittmatter

Free community meal at Ada church, June 26

Dine in or carry-out options

St. Mark Lutheran Church in Ada will serve a free community supper on Wednesday, June 26 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Drainage Technology and Water Management Field Day at OSU Lima  

ALLEN COUNTY__ Drainage installation, drainage water recycling and soil health will be the focus of a field day being held  on Wednesday, July 24, 2024, beginning at 9 a.m. at The Ohio State University at Lima. 

2024 NOVFA Convention raffle winners announced

The 150th NOVFA Convention and the Ada-Liberty Township Fire Department have announced the following raffle winners, drawn on Saturday, June 15.

Free summer programs at Friendship Gardens in Kenton

The Hardin County OSU-Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are hosting three free monthly summer garden programs at the Friendship Gardens of Hardin County, which is located at 960 W. Kohler Street in Kenton.

The programs will begin with the “Raised Bed Gardening” event June 18, followed by “Growing with Intentions” July 16.

Another program on “Flower Arrangements” will be held August 20. All programs will begin at 6 p.m. and end by 7 p.m.

These events are free to attend and open to the public, rain or shine, with the featured program inside the shelter house at the Friendship Gardens with seating.