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Tonight's the night for tricks and treats, October 26

Village of Ada Trick or Treat will be on Thursday, October 26, 2023, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Be sure to turn your porch light on to indicate if you are ready for trick or treaters. Some area businesses have also indicated that they will be ready for drop-in guests.

The National Weather Service forecast is partly sunny, with a high near 75. Southwest wind 13 to 17 mph.

October 25 community meal at St. Mark Lutheran

St. Mark Lutheran will be hosting a Community Meal on Wednesday, October 25 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. The church is located at the corner of Lincoln and Johnson streets in Ada. 

The meal is Free and opened to the community.  As always, you may dine in, carry out, or drive up for curbside service. The October menu is chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, corn, fruit, and cookie. 

Organizers note, "Last month we served over 140 meals and this month we look forward to serving you.  See you there."

Spooky Monster Magic Show on October 24

Here's the invitation from Alger Public Library, 100 W. Wagner St.:

Join us for our 1st ever Halloween event with Gordon Russ’s spook-tacular performance on October 24 at 5:00 p.m. 

It will be equipped with a professional sound system, spooky music, magical monster props.

The Spooky Monster Magic Show is truly one-of-a-kind, combining fast-paced fun with lots of audience participation. A kids-friendly show.

Liberty Oaks open house and ribbon cutting, November 19

The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce will welcome new member Liberty Oaks to the Ada business community with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sunday, November 19.

Liberty Oaks will also be hosting an open house featuring their preferred vendors.

Liberty Oaks is a wedding and events venue located at 0395 State route 235, Ada, formerly the location of New Leaf landscape and garden center. The facility is owned by Corey and Amanda Henson.

For a preview of the facility, visit


Tickets for Hardin County Bourbon Ball 2023 

Ticket sales, ticket giveaway opportunity

The United Way of Hardin County will be holding its first annual Bourbon Ball, Saturday, Oct. 28.  The event will take place at the Varsity Venue, 214 W Franklin St. Kenton, Ohio from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

The Bourbon Ball serves as a fundraiser for the United Way of Hardin County.  The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, select free drinks, beverages for purchase, live music, raffle baskets and a live auction. Allocated bourbon will be raffled and auctioned off throughout the night.  

Tickets for the event cost $200.00 for a group of eight or $30.00 per person. To purchase tickets, contact Martha at 419-675-1860 or [email protected].  Seats are limited.

Ticket giveaway
Organizers have also announced, "Want to attend the Bourbon Ball for free? Enter our ticket give away. Comment on this post with the name of your favorite Hardin County United Way Partner Agency, "like"" and "share" for one entry into our drawing. Winners will receive two tickets to the event. Tickets include a raffle ticket entry, hors d'oeuvres, and select drinks. Be prepared to deck out in your 1920's grab and have a great time supporting the United Way of Hardin County."

2023 School Board candidate forum overview

On October 18, the Ada Rotary Club hosted a forum for candidates running for seats on the Ada Schools board of education. There are three seats on the five-member board opening in 2024. 

Five of the seven candidates who will appear on the November 7 ballot participated in the forum. The seven candidates are: