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Nils Riess to chair judging committee at 2012 Estonian Theater Festival


Nils Riess, Ohio Northern University professor of communications arts, director of media communication services and performing arts, and chair of the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts, will serve as chairman of the international judging committee at the 2012 Estonian Theater Drama and Baltic Theatre Festival in Tartu, Estonia, beginning Sept. 3.

“It is an honor to be recognized and selected to judge in my homeland. It gives me an opportunity to engage with other theatre dignitaries from other countries, view works being done in Europe and, hopefully, bring some of my experiences back to ONU,” Riess said.

American Society of Consulting Pharmacists to present therapy dog handler here Sept. 10

The Ohio Northern University chapter of the American Society of Consulting Pharmacists (ASCP) will host a presentation on animal-assisted therapy led by Kim Bullock, a licensed social worker from Lima Memorial Hospital, in room 151 of ONU’s Hakes-Pierstorf Family Pharmacy Education Center on Monday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

ONU recognized among ‘Great Schools for Nursing Majors’ by The Princeton Review

The Ohio Northern University has been recognized as one of the “Great Schools for Nursing Majors” in The Princeton Review’s annual college guide, “The Best 377 Colleges: 2013 Edition.”

Ohio Northern was one of only 22 selected by The Princeton Review from more than 1,000 undergraduate schools about which data was collected.

The Princeton Review compiled the list by looking at institutional data, consulting with its National College Counselor Advisory Panel, and considering recommendations from guidance counselors, college admission counselors and other education experts from around the country.

There's a story behind every license plate

Is this your license plate? Or, your neighbor's? Or, do you know who drives around Ada with this plate.


For the past several weeks, The Ada Icon has featured a vanity plate discovered on Ada's streets. These random, drive-by shootings (with our camera) are simply for fun, but we know there's always a story behind every license plate. The problem is that we don't know that story. We also don't know the license plate owner.

As we continue to post these random plates of the week, we welcome Icon viewers to log on to the comment section of the story. 

Ada 6th grade 1959-60


Mrs. Lewis' sixth grade Ada elementary school class in 1959-60.

Front row from left, Mrs. Lewis, Mike Rettig, Leland Crouse, Larry Spradlin, Dwaine Umphress, David Ring, Bob Plummer.

Second row from left, Dan Anspach, Joe Ferguson, Tom Rodabaugh, Preston Sprunger, Denny Rainey, David Wirt, Jon Crist.

Top row from left, Phoebe Darlington, Karen Kroft, Connie Miller, Mary Jane Maloney, Judy Crow, Celeste Heifner, Sandy Park.

Photo and ID from Leland Crouse

Here's the Aug. 22-Sept. 2 police log

Michael Harnishfeger, Ada police chief, released the Ada police call logs from Aug. 27 to Sept. 2 to The Icon.

August 27th
Male arested, Report taken for wanted person
Traffic stop warning for no headlights
Assist EMS on N Johnson and on Hays

August 28th
Handled harassment complaint
Handled suspicious vehicle at the Rich Station
Handled standby on E Lincoln
Traffic stop warning for red light
Traffic stop citation for red light
Traffiic stop citation for stop sign
Repolt taken for info only