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Liberty Village Preschool to host craft fair

The Village PUP Pack Craft Show has been scheduled for Saturday, November 4 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Organizers are highlighting vendor on a Facebook event page.

The show will take place in the school cafeteria, 725 West North Avenue.

Here's the invitation:

Join us for our 2nd craft show fundraiser for the Village PUP Pack preschool booster club.

We have vendors of all kinds and will feature them all before the event!

$3 donation for entry for adults, children free of charge. We’ll also have raffle baskets!


Ada 2023 Mayoral Candidate Forum recap

The Ada mayoral candidate forum on Wednesday, October 4 provided a public platform for the two men running for the four-year term to commence in January 2024. Incumbent David Retterer (Republican) and challenger Howard Fenton (Democrat) presented their qualifications, interests and ideas for serving as Mayor of the Village of Ada.

The candidates are friends and friendly rivals. Both worked as professors at Ohio Northern University. Retterer was an associate professor of math and computer sciences until retiring in 2012. Fenton was a professor of law until retiring in 2018. 

Lauer Farms 1944 reenactment

Lauer Historical Farm, 800 Roush Rd., Lima, will travel back in time to World War II during a two-day event where guests are invited to Interact with 150-200 living history re-enactors and watch as the Allied Forces  battle with the oppositional Axis Powers.

October 14 -15
This the is the largest WWII re-enactment in Northwest Ohio. On October 14  battles will be staged at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. On October 15 battles will take place at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

October 23: Kiwanis Halloween Parade

The Ada Kiwanis will host a Halloween Parade on Monday, October 23, 2023 with entries gathering behind the Municipal Building on Buckeye Street. 

Registration is 5:15 p.m. and the parade will begin at 6:00 p.m.

Costume judging by age groups:

Preschool & Kindergarten
1 st – 2 nd grades
3 rd – 4 th grades
5 th – 6 th grades
Groups any age & Pets
Ada Band Members

Youth Learn to Swim registration is open

Polar Bear Swim School at Ohio Northern University is now accepting registration for Spring 2024. Lessons are available for swimmers from the ages of 4-12. Classes take place at King Horn Natatorium, ONU Sports Center, 609 W Lincoln Ave. 

The ONU Swimming and Diving Team will be teaching children to swim by working on water familiarity, water skills and safety, stroke development and technique work. In order to register, please use the following link:

March 24, 2024, April 7, 14, 21, 28, 2024

Session 1: 5:30-6:15 p.m.; Session 2: 6:45-7:30 p.m.

$65 for 5, 45 minute lessons

A Parent and Polar Cub Swim School is also being introduced. This is a unique opportunity for parents and children to work together in the water to learn some swimming and water safety basics in a fun and relaxed environment.

Four ghost story talks by Fred Steiner

Ada presentation on October 19

Four ghost story talks by Fred Steiner take place in October, according to the author of the newly released “Where Bluffton’s Ghosts Sleep.”

The talks, presented with PowerPoint graphics, are open to the public on the following dates:

Thursday, Oct. 5, noon
Hancock Historical Museum, brown bag lecture
422 W. Sandusky St., Findlay

Tuesday, Oct. 17, 6 p.m.
Bluffton Public Library
145 S. Main St., Bluffton

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2:30 p.m.
Bluffton Senior Citizens Center
132 N. Main. St., Bluffton

Thursday, Oct, 19, 7 p.m.
Ada Public Library
320 N. Main St., Ada

Additional programs may be scheduled.