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Ada Herald purchased by New Jersey company

The Ada Herald has announced that it is one of eight community newspapers that has been sold by Delphos Herald Inc. to CherryRoad Media, a subsidiary of the New Jersey-based CherryRoad Technologies. 

The sale also includes the Delphos Herald, Van Wert Times Bulletin, the Putnam County Sentinel, the Paulding Progress and the Putnam County Vidette, as well as the associated printing facility.

Agenda for September 19 Ada council meeting

The Village of Ada will hold a regular council meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 19 in council chambers at 115 W. Buckeye.

Agenda items include:

  • A resolution regarding tax levies
  • An ordinance authorizing the Mayor to assess street lights for 2024
  • An ordinance assessing lots and lands abutting improvements in the Grandview Boulevard Reconstruction Project
  • Requested increase in refuse collection fees
  • Village sidewalk cost share revised application

The full agenda can be found at

Trick or Treat night in Ada is October 26

The Village of Ada has announced that Trick or Treat will be on October 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

This notice and other village announcements are found at

5th Quarter offers homecoming activities, inside and out

Ada High School alumni are included in the invitation to 5th Quarter activities for Homecoming on Friday, September 25.

Coordinator Amber Simon makes the pitch: "ADA ALUMNI! Have you heard of our 5th Quarters and it makes you miss our days of hanging out at Hardee’s after the game? This is your moment! Come and bring the family to see how these kids do 5th Quarter! This is completely free to you."

Buckeye East coffee shop, 123 E Buckeye Ave., will be roping off the parkig lot for a bounce house, Gaga Ball pit, alumni friends grilling hot dogs, and karaoke. Indoors there will be traditional 5th Quarter activities: pizzas, prizes, snacks and music.

There will be adults monitoring all areas and making sure kids stay on the property. Only 6th-12th graders should be dropped off. Alumni that bring younger children must stay and be responsible for them.

State issues 2022-2023 report cards for schools

Ada Schools receive overall rating of 4/5 stars

By Paula Scott

On September 15, the Ohio Department of Education released detailed 2022-2023 school report cards for individual schools and for school districts, which can be accessed HERE. New in 2023, Ohio schools will receive overall ratings of 1-5 stars in half-star increments. The report cards include five rated components as well as other data.

Michelle Lynette Burkett worked for Wilson Sporting Goods

Michelle Lynette Burkett, age 68, of Alger, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 2:15 a.m. at her residence, surrounded by her family. 

She was born on May 20, 1955, in Lima, Ohio to the late Byron and June (Houchins) Osborn. On April 24, 1975, Michelle married James Burkett and he survives in Alger.