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Letter: Former Icon contributor on total eclipse excitement

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By Monty Siekerman

Northwest Ohio will have a total solar eclipse about 3:15 p.m., on  Monday, April 8. Plans are underway by task forces in large and small towns for an influx of people at that time.

Letter: ONU theater production honor wall invitation

Dear Post-9/11Veterans and Military Personnel:

Ohio Northern University Theatre is presenting the contemporary drama, Ugly
Lies the Bone, Feb. 29 - March 3, 2024. The play is about a veteran who served three tours in Afghanistan and returns home to begin the challenging process of beginning to restore her relationships, her life and herself.

Letter: Ada Athletic Boosters invitation to donate auction items

On Saturday, April 13, 2024, the Ada Athletic Boosters will be holding their Annual Reverse Raffle at Liberty Oaks. Our organization provides support to all athletes at Ada Schools. This past year we have supported: 

Letter: Thanks to the voters of Ada

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Thanks to the voters of Ada who supported me at the polls this month and thanks to my opponent who allowed it to be a civil and honest campaign on both sides. 

I plan to continue my position as the mayor of Ada working with the Council of the Village of Ada, our employees and others. We depend and rely on the amazing and talented people who work for the Village of Ada managing our water and sewer plants, our streets, our finances, our police and our employees.  We are indeed fortunate to have qualified people doing a spectacular job keeping the Village of Ada progressing, financially stable and safe. 

I am honored to be involved in all of this.

David Retter, Mayor of Ada

​​Letter: APL is not your grandparents’ library

Letter to the editor from Preema D’Souza of Ada, Ohio.

Whenever I tell folks I work at a library, occasionally I get the response “Ohh but I am not a big reader.”

And I tell them that’s perfectly fine. Not everyone enjoys reading for fun.

Libraries have changed a lot today, with so much of our reading happening digitally. It is really difficult to find the time to sit with a book. Today libraries allow you to access ebooks and digital material from the comfort of your couch.

So, then what is the role of a public library in this day and age you ask. Well as someone who works in a library–let me tell you. The Ada Public Library is definitely NOT your grandparents’ library.

The Ada Public Library is so much more than books. For one – you will NOT find Anyone saying SHHHHH -- be quiet inside the library anymore. It’s a fun, vibrant and happening space. It’s one of the very few spaces in this country where you do not have to spend a dime and yet have a wonderful time. We have something to offer people of all ages.

Letter: Retired Ada teacher on Permanent Improvement Levy

As a teacher in the Ada Schools for forty-three years and a lifelong Bulldog, I am asking you to vote FOR the upcoming permanent improvement RENEWAL on the November ballot. This issue is a RENEWAL only and will NOT increase anyone’s tax burden. A vote FOR this issue is a vote FOR our children.  

The money this levy generates allows the Ada Schools to purchase those items of a permanent nature that are not part of the day-to-day expenses of the school.  It is not used for salaries, benefits or any items of that nature.  This levy passed and has been renewed each time it has appeared on the ballot since 1995. The Ada Schools appreciate your support on this issue. 


Dave Lusk
Ada Schools, retired