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If I'm in the U.S. I'll dress this way...

but if I'm in Japan, I'll dress this way

Ada Icon spring intern,
Mana Hashimoto's
ONU capstone project

Mana Hashimoto, a spring 2021 Ohio Northern University intern for the Ada Icon, created this video.

Her video is a senior capstone project. Its focus is on clothing Mana wears in the U.S. versus what she wears in Japan. She's taken a humorous approached  – we think – by not showing her face.

Mana is a senior writing and multimedia studies major, from Mie, Japan. Following graduatation she hopes to return to Japan where she will look for full-time employment in her profession.

­­­­They call the needle Moderna

Everyone could use a little needling now and then. Especially now.

By Fred Steiner
Completing my civic duty, on Friday I had my second appointment with the Needle they call Moderna.­­­  

Was it lovelier the second time around? Emphatically yes.

Everyone could use a little needling now and then. Especially now.

And, everyone who gets the Needle should tell others to get it. That would make the world a better, safer place. So, I’m telling you about it.

Plus, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced today: “Fully vaccinated people can gather indoors without masks with other vaccinated people and small groups of unvaccinated people in some circumstances.”

About four hours ago I received the first of two covid-19 vaccinations

It was a Moderna O12M20A, in case you wondered, and here's how it all came together

By Fred Steiner
About 60 years ago, more or less, I received a polio vaccine delivered in a sugar cube.

This was administered twice, on different Sundays after church services, in the multi-purpose room of the Bluffton elementary school.

I recall walking from First Methodist Church to the school to stand in line for the vaccine. I can’t remember who gave me the sugar cubes.

And, about four hours ago, I received the first of two covid-19 vaccinations. Jane Agner, nurse at Bluffton Hospital, gave me the vaccine.

It was a Moderna O12M20A, in case you wondered.

Our generation in the covid-19 era

We aren't the first to experience this; it's just a different name

By Fred Steiner
It is a certainty that “The Covid-19 Era” will resonate with us as “The Great Depression” did with our parents and grandparents. 

The message “never throw anything away because you never know when you might need it,” is among the what-did-your Depression era grandparents and parents teach their Baby Boomers children?

That Great Depression generation’s continual reminder that things may be great today, but, once upon a time that wasn’t the case, can only mean they experienced something that we know very little about today.

Shaken, not stirred

The world's not enough without Sean Connery as James Bond

Hum the James Bond Theme while reading this)

Duh duh duh duh
Duh duh duh 

da da tee da da 

Duh duh duh duh
Duh duh duh 

da da tee da  da 

In my mind there's only one “Bond, James Bond.”

Sean Connery.

The first time I saw James Bond was in Bluffton's Carma Theatre with a bunch of the boys…Kent Kinsinger, John Lehman, probably Max Eastman. Maybe Larry Eikenbary. We were, I believe, freshmen on bicycles.

HB 6 repeal would address only part of Ohio Lawmakers' recent action to slow renewables

This story is from "Eye on Ohio," Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism

While the primary focus of the Icons is the Ada and Bluffton communities, we are a supporter of "Eye on Ohio, Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism." This article is provided by the Center and should be of interest to Icon viewers.

By Kathiann M. Kowalski
Both Republican and Democratic Ohio lawmakers are pushing to repeal the state’s nuclear bailout bill after this week’s release of a federal criminal complaint against House Speaker Larry Householder and others.

Clean energy advocates say that would be a start, but more is needed to address eight years of lawmakers’ actions to slow the growth of renewables in the state.