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2-hour Ada Schools delay on January 23

At 6:00 a.m. on Monday, January 23, the Ada Schools announced a 2-hour delay due to snow covered, slippery roads.

AHS swimmers sweep Fostoria

By Cort Reynolds

FOSTORIA–The visiting Ada High School girls and boys swim teams swept host Fostoria in a dual meet at the Geary Family YMCA Saturday, January 21.

The Bulldogs beat the Redmen in the combined team meet score, 186 points to 106.

Ada won the girls meet over Fostoria, 112-67. The Bulldog boys beat the Redmen, 74-39.

Ada senior Kaitlyn Bowden, senior Carlie Oldfield and sophomore Lily Baumgartner each won two individual races to lead the Lady Bulldogs.

That trio and senior Kayla Wince also combined to win a pair of relay events as well.

Board of Education meeting summary for January 19

Carla Cole hired as executive secretary, effective March 1

By Paula Scott

Having held its 2023 reorganizational meeting the week earlier, the Ada Schools Board of Education met on January 19 to hear and review reports from the treasurer, principals and superintendent. (Attached agenda HERE.)

In attendance were school staff members, the Kenton Times and Ada Icon. All board members, listed here, were in attendance: Ronald Fleming; Matt Gossman; Ted Griffith, Steve Ramey and Amy Mullins. The meeting was conducted by Mr. Gossman, who is the new board president.

Following a 15-minute closed door executive session to discuss employment and compensation, the board heard administrative reports.

Grain Marketing Outlook breakfast on January 26

HARDIN COUNTY–The 2023 Conservation Tillage Club breakfast program series will continue Thursday, January 26 at the Plaza Inn Restaurant in Mt. Victory. Each session will start at 7:30 am with a complimentary buffet breakfast followed by the program at 8:00 am. Other sessions will be held on
February 9 and 23.

The January 26 program will feature Amanda Matheny, Grain Origination Specialist with Cargill who will present a program on the Grain Marketing Outlook and the new soybean crush plant being built in Sidney. Matheny will provide information to help crop producers successfully market their soybean and corn commodities based on global supply and demand with an emphasis on market trends. Cargill is the largest soybean extractor in North America and will increase their local capacity with an additional 20 million bushels that will be needed to run the new plant being constructed in Sidney. Upon completion
in the summer of 23, the operation will have capability to dump 60 soybean trucks in an hour and draw territory will include over 35 counties in Ohio and Indiana.

JAMPD Winter Walk on February 4

On Sat., Feb. 4 at 9:00 a.m., the Johnny Appleseed Metro Park District will offer a Winter Walk at Haver Ridge Metro Park, 8335 Bellefontaine Rd. Harrod.

  • Experience nature in winter with a hike at beautiful Haver Ridge Metro Park. 
  • Be prepared for the weather and ground conditions. 
  • Haver Ridge offers an approximately 1- mile moderate trail. 

Register by calling 419-221-1232 or go to to register by Feb. 3.

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s scholarship program is accepting applications

Deadline is February 24

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center is now accepting applications for its 2023 scholarship program. The program for high school seniors graduating in the spring of 2023, allocates twelve $1,500 scholarships to students who are interested in pursuing careers as medical professionals. In addition to being awarded financial support, students will be connected to team members at St. Rita’s and invited to attend special events and activities related to health care.