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Firefighters' convention to bring two days of fun, food, games, music to Ada

Jim Tressel to serve as parade grand marshal on Saturday

By Paula Pyzik Scott

On Friday and Saturday, June 14-15, the Ada-Liberty Township Fire Department is hosting a big, big, big celebration for the 150th anniversary of the Northwestern Ohio Volunteer Firemen’s Association.

Ada Gators begin Thursday night home swim meets

The Ada Gators will host four home swim meets at the Ada Municipal pool on consecutive Thursday evenings in June.

The 6:00 p.m. meets will take place on June 6, 13, 20 and 27.

Mark you calendars or check our Community Calendar for reminders.

That's Putting it Nicely golf outing is June 22

HARDIN COUNTY__The United Way of Hardin County is excited to announce their upcoming Golf Outing, That’s Putting it Nicely.

The outing will take place on June 22nd at the Memorial Park Golf Course in Kenton, Ohio, with a shot gun start beginning at 9:00 a.m. Companies and individuals interested in sponsoring a hole or cart are asked to contact the United Way office at 419-675-1860. Teams of four with a minimum handicap of 55 are encouraged to register.  

Registration cost includes 18 holes of golf, lunch and prize opportunities.  All proceeds from the event will go towards the 2023/24 United Way of Hardin County annual campaign.  

For questions or more information please email Martha Nau at [email protected]


Memorial Day 2024: Trayer speaks of veterans' devotion and sacrifice


By Paula Pyzik Scott

Mother Nature attempted to upstage the 2024 Memorial Day ceremonies at Woodlawn Cemetery on May 27, but members of the Ream McElroy VFW Post 9381 and Agin Meyer American Legion Post 185 and their guests weren’t deterred by the strong winds.

June 7-8 is Harrod Pork Rind Fest

The June 7-8 Pork Rind Heritage Festival will take place in Harrod, Ohio including a judged car show. For more information, visit

The annual cruise-in car show is June 8 from 1:00-4:30 p.m. The Awards Ceremony is 4:30 at the Main Stage

There is a $10 entry fee. To register cars please enter via 4th and Oak streets by the Methodist church. Parking begins at 10:00 a.m.

Questions? Contact Ferlin Pinks 419-234-1719.


Aqua Zumba and Yoga classes at War Memorial Park

The Hardin County OSU Extension will host two summer fitness classes at Ada's War Memorial Park.

June, July and August dates are on the Icon's Community Calendar

6:00-6:45 p.m. Aqua Zumba classes will take place at the Village of Ada pool beginning June 3 and ending August 5. A $5 donation is suggested. No pre-registration is required.

7:00-8:00 classes will be held at the back of the park. If it rains, classes are held at the McIntosh Center Activities Room at ONU. Class dates are June 4, 25, July 2, 9, August 6, 13. No pre-registration is required. A mat and water bottle are suggested, as well as blocks and straps if you have them.

Instructors are Jami Dellifield, Nikki Martin and Lynne Scott.

The attached flyer includes Kenton classes as well.