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Swimmers on your mark: Ada swim team sign-ups April 24 and May 5

Sign-ups for the Ada summer swim team will be held Thursday, April 24, and Monday, May 5, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ada Visiting Nurses, 4392 State Route 235, Ada.

Swimmers from ages 5 to 18 are invited. The cost is $50 per child, with a $5 credit for each additional family member. This cost includes one ad per family in the championship heat sheet.

A $10 late fee will be assessed for anyone registering after May 30. Morning practices are held Monday through Friday at the Ada pool beginning as soon as school is out, hopefully May 26.

The first meet will be June 12 and swim championships this year are July 11 and 12 at Kenton.

Ada Library busy as a Lion in March all month

Crafts, book discussion groups, play time and Lego-Palooza are just a few of the March events scheduled at the Ada Public Library.

For the complete March calendar, open the attachment at the bottom of this story.

Order your own Super Bowl football made right here in Ada

"Don't be left inside for the first outdoor cold weather Super Bowl." That's the opening line of an online Wilson football advertisement, which promotes the sale of Super Bowl XLVIII footballs. 

Wilson is selling Super Bowl footballs, made exclusively in Ada, for $139 each.

Click here to view the Wilson Super Bowl football offer. Wilson is the official football of Super Bowl XLVIII, Feb. 2, at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

Ever been on Ada, Oklahoma? It has similarities to Ada, Ohio

By Caitlin Nearhood

Here’s another Ada you probably didn’t know about.

Ada, Oklahoma, is the county seat in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, and is located in south central part of the state. It’s also 90 miles from Oklahoma City. The population was 16,810 at the 2010 census, larger than our Ada. In 1891, a post office was established and the city was named for Ada Reed, the daughter of Jeff Reed, the first local mail carrier and a relative of the Daggs family that first settled there.

ONU weather station provides up-to-the-minute information

Want to really know how cold it is? The Ohio Northern University weather station website can tell you - and it's updated every five minutes. The station is maintained by the Mechanical Engineering Department.


Here's my pre-teen memories of Christmas; what are your's?

No question about it.

My memories of the best Christmas ever come in a package wrapped from stores located in the Lima public square.

I know. It's sounds impossible to viewers born after Neil A. walked on the moon; but it's true.

There was nothing...nothing like going to Lima and shopping downtown for Christmas.
Picture this: Somewhere on South Main, Lima, there was Porter's Music Store. You could actually select a 33 1/3 rpm album, enter a listening booth and listen to the album in privacy. That way you'd know if you wanted to buy it or pass.