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Video of the day: Darth Vader's theme vs. Beethoven

As the Icon searches the internet to bring viewers the best of videos, we present the first offering of "Video of the Day." It's Darth Vader's theme vs. Beethoven.

The Icon invites viewers to submit videos. Send links to: [email protected]

Here are Ada Community Highlights for September and October

What's happening in Ada in September and October? The answer is in the current issue of Ada Community Highlights. The two-month calendar is provided to the Ada Community Improvement Corp. (CIC) by the Ada Icon. 

Here's the calendar, and if you'd like a printer-friendly copy, you'll find this in an attachment at the bottom of this story.

Community events

• Ada Cash Mob – watch Ada Herald and Ada Icon for details on this fall’s
   cash mob at an Ada business
• Music Boosters – Lions Club Bingo
   Each Thursday in September and October – Alumni N-men’s Building,
   Doors open 5:30 p.m.; Bingo begins at 6:55 p.m.

ONU opens 2013-14 gallery program with ‘Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books Project II’

The Ohio Northern University gallery program opens its 2013-14 art exhibition and gallery season at the Elzay Gallery of Art with an international traveling show titled “Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books Project (MIMB) II.” More than 100 unique and subtly created object books are featured in the second version of MIMB. The exhibit runs Sept. 3 through Oct. 25.

Hui-Chu Ying, professor of art at the Myers School of Art at the University of Akron, and its main exhibition space, the Emily Davis Gallery, coordinated this exhibition.

September-October Ada Highlights calendar seeks events

The Ada Icon is currently working on the September-October Ada Highlights calendar of events, distributed by the Ada Community Improvement Corp. (CIC).

Persons who have events that are open to the public and take place within the Ada school district should send the information to:

[email protected]

Please send, name of event, date, time and location.

Pew: Internet now leading news source for Americans under 50


It's not exactly a surprise, but now we have data. According to the Pew Research Center's biennial media attitudes survey, the internet is now the leading source of national and international news for Americans under age 50.

And the younger you are, the more likely you'll turn to the internet first for news.

Ada Icon invites Ada HS and junior high students to consider an Icon internship

The Ada Icon has openings for Ada High School and junior high interns this school year, according to Fred Steiner, Icon owner.

The Icon seeks students with a variety of interests for these non-paid positions that offer lots of experience. Students interested in writing, photography and who have knowledge of social media are encouraged to contact Steiner.

Several intern positions are available. For example, students with an interest in movies or music are invited to write movie and music reviews. These writing projects allow students to write opinions using pen names.