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SR 235 bridge over I-75 to close for 30 days

The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced that State Route 235 over Interstate 75 will close on Monday, July 1, for 30 days for bridge maintenance.

$4.2B Ohio capital budget includes Ada and Hardin County funding

By Paula Pyzik Scott

On June 28, Ohio governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 2, $4.2 billion capital budget for Fiscal Years 2025-and 2026. The bill includes $500,000 in funding for Ada War Memorial Park improvements and $500,000 in funding for an ONU Healthwise Mobile Clinic. Alger Baseball Field is receiving $40,000 for improvements. 

Ada’s Bassitt 2nd team all-state in softball

AHS senior-to-be pitched, hit and ran the Lady Bulldogs to a program record 18 wins. She batted .507 and authored a 17-4 record hurling with an 0.92 ERA.

By Cort Reynolds

ADA __ Ada High School junior pitcher and leadoff hitter Jenna Bassitt was tabbed second team all-state for Div. IV softball in voting conducted by coaches.

Bassitt was recognized at the all-state banquet in Columbus Monday, June 17.

She posted a 17-4 pitching record with an earned run average of 0.92 this past spring. On offense, she also led the team in batting average (.507), on base pct. (.580), runs scored (33), hits (38) and stolen bases (32).

Her OPS (on base plus slugging) was 1.380, and her slugging pct. was .800.

She hit five doubles, four triples, three home runs and 26 singles. She also drove in 19 runs from the leadoff spot.


Weather conditions ripe for field fires

Take action against combine and field fires

By Wayne Dellinger and Dee Jepsen; edited by Mark Badertscher, all of the OSU Extension

HARDIN COUNTY__Weather conditions have helped Ohio wheat fields mature a little early this year – but these same conditions can lead to an increase in fires to combine harvesters and crop fields. Unintentional fires are never an enjoyable event. Two recommendations to prevent injuries and property damage include preventative maintenance and pre-planning for fire emergencies.

Ronald Nelson worked for Rockwell Arvin Meritor

Ronald W. Nelson, Sr., age 77, of Ada, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 9:33 AM at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, surrounded by his family.  

He was born on October 5, 1946, in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Phineas M. and Maxine (Piles) Dumond.  On April 4, 1968, Ronald married Patricia A. Hensley and she survives in Ada. 

Also surviving are his four children: Ronald (Lanora) Nelson, Jr. of Ada, Jon (Jennifer) Nelson of Ada, Leslie (Frank) Talarico of Ft. Wayne, IN and Sandy Piehl of Westminster; twelve grandchildren; and a sister, Susan Eisel of Tennessee. 

Ronald was preceded in death by his two children: Tonya Wright and Gerald Hastings; and sister, Betty Dumond. 

Historical society's fundraiser "on fire" for ALFD

Lee Crouse and Joe Ferguson of the Ada Ohio Historical Society present $2,000 to Ada-Liberty Twp. Fire Chief Jay Epley. The society thanks all who bought tickets for the NOVFA cornhole board raffle and helped support our local firefighters!