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AOHS to host quilt show at Farmers & Merchants Picnic

The Ada, Ohio Historical Society is coordinating a quilt show at the Farmers and Merchants Picnic on Saturday August 10.

There will be both vintage and new quilts exhibited. Organizers note, "We received a lot of interest and positive feedback last year and expect that we will have a good array of quilts!"

Individuals and groups are invited to participate. Contact Kathleen Anspaugh at 419-302-2344 or message her on Facebook via the Ada, Ohio Historical Society group page if you would be interested in displaying your work or family heirloom.


June 2024 land transfers in the Ada Exempted Village School District

Compiled by Liz Gordon-Hancock

The following five land transfers took place in the Ada Exempted Village School District in June 2024 as reported on the website of the Hardin County, Ohio auditor Michael T. Bacon and Hancock County, Ohio auditor Charity Rauschenberg.

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Ada Community Improvement Corporation meets July 17

The Ada Community Improvement Corporation will hold its July meeting at the Depot at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, July 17. The meeting is open to the public and individuals may bring their lunch. 

Ohio Sales Tax Holiday expanded in 2024

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Starting in 2024, the State of Ohio has expanded its sales tax holiday from a long weekend to ten full days: 12 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, until 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8.

Also, more purchases are eligible. In the past, the focus was on items families need for the start of school. Now, the sales tax holiday applies to “all tangible personal property that is $500 or less except watercraft or outboard motor required to be titled pursuant to Chapter 1548. of the Revised Code, a motor vehicle, an alcoholic beverage, tobacco, a vapor product, or an item that contains marijuana.”

As a result, businesses as well as families benefit from the holiday. The new guidelines should also benefit restaurants, which will not charge sales tax on dine-in meals during the 10-day period (except for alcohol).


Gators 6th at 2024 WOAL swim meet

Ada’s Baumgartner wins 3 races

By Cort Reynolds

BLUFFTON __ The Ada Gators summer swim team surged two spots after opening day to finish sixth at the 2024 West Ohio Aquatic League championship meet in Bluffton Friday and Saturday, July 12-13.

Eight teams competed at the two-day event.

“We are immensely proud of all of our swimmers' accomplishments this season, and were excited to see many continue to drop time even at championships,” said the Gator coaching staff.

Ada standout swimmer Lily Baumgartner touched first in a pair of individual races on day one, then added another victory Saturday to help pace the Gators.