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Hitting the wall and the importance of rest

Blog by David MacDonald, ONU chaplain

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I’ve been there.  We’ve probably all been there at one time or another.  You work and study and work and study and go, go, go, until you you crash.  Hitting that wall can be devastating–to your health, your spirit, and your mental capacities.  For me, the wall usually results in my getting sick.  A couple of days in bed, feeling sorry for myself, and I’m back into the daily grind–working, studying, working, studying, go, go, go…

You get the picture.

Today's test: "How much do you know about Ada?"

Here's a little test called "How much do you know about Ada?" Can you identify the location of this Ada "icon"?


The answer is in the accompanying photo below. (HInt: Stand near the Ada railroad depot and look across the tracks.)

As we read the verbage on the sign it states: THE STORER BROS. CO. 1914.

Hospital offers statement on meningitis

Blanchard Valley Hospital Pain Management has received numerous telephone calls from patients who are concerned about a rare form of fungal meningitis (swelling in the brain with symptoms such as headache, nausea, dizziness, and fever) that has been documented across the US in people after having injections in the back.

The FDA identified the maker of the steroid involved in many of the cases as a specialty compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts.

The Village Voice: See a stake in the tree lawn?

The Village Voice
The Village of Ada publishes informational articles about Village policies and services currently offered. These articles are for informational purposes only. Further details and the complete Codified Ordinances may be found on the Village website,, or by calling the Village Water Office at 419-634-4045.

See a stake in the tree lawn?
The Village works year round to identify trees in the public right of way that are in need of trimming and removal, as well as selecting locations for new trees.

Dr.Samuel Heiks: Bothered by statin muscle aches. What to do?

Dr. Heiks is a board certified Family Medicine doctor and lives in  Bluffton, Ohio. This is a new column on The Icon.

Dear Dr. Heiks: I have a hard time taking statin medicines because of muscle aches. I’ve had a heart attack and my doctor really wants me to stay on cholesterol medicine.  What should I do?  Reader from Bluffton, Ohio

Tap, ballet, jazz, hip hop, pointe, lyrical, ballroom and gymnastics all at Rhythm in Motion Dance Centre

By Alli Walbolt, Icon Intern

On Main Street in Ada, among the many shops and restaurants, sits a dance studio called Rhythm in Motion Dance Centre. With its beautiful awning, it stands out from the other store fronts. Upon walking in, one may notice that the inside is very open and inviting with the dance floor immediately following the waiting area.

During observation, the owner, Darcey Schneider, shows an encouraging, warm and dedicated demeanor while working with 7-9 year olds, who are learning tap.