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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.

Randy Stewart this week's football contest winner

Ten contestants correctly picked 14 games this week. Five of those were eliminated in the first tie-breaker.

The remaining five each picked the same two correct tie-breakers. To break the tie, we declared that the the contestant who was the earliest to enter this week's contest (of the five who tied), would be declared the winner.

Randy Stewart, who submitted his enter on Sept. 17 at 4:07 p.m., is therefore declared the winner.

This week's results:

The "Alumni Factor" ranks ONU as a top school

The Alumni Factor has named Ohio Northern University as one of the top 177 top schools in the nation. ONU ranked 154th overall and 18th in the Midwest region.

“This latest recognition shows not only that students who graduate from ONU receive an excellent education that prepares them for the future, but also that they enjoy the ONU experience and all the University has to offer,” said Daniel A. DiBiasio, ONU president.