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Letter to editor: More protection in schools from the coronavirus

Dear Ada Icon,

Recently, parents of Ada school children were sent a message from school administrators about an uptick in positive Covid tests among Ada students. This message made it clear that the school system is taking precautions to make sure the schools are cleaned thoroughly, and to quarantine the students who have tested positive in their homes. Parents were also cautioned not to send their children to school if they show symptoms of COVID-19. All of this is so that other students do not become infected also. 

Letter: This is how I got scammed

But, I survived it

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My name is Charles, and this is how I got scammed, but survived it. 

I was on my computer, using a web browser, and suddenly there came a flash across the screen, saying “This computer is blocked.” This window popped up claiming it was from Microsoft, and that I needed to call this phone number to unblock my computer. 

I couldn’t get it off my screen. I’m a realtor and I need my computer. So I called the number.

A man answered; he said his name was Samuel Lester and that he worked with Microsoft. He then read out his staff ID number.

Letter: Concerned about decision by school board on mask wearing

Ada Icon viewers: 

I am writing as an individual, and not as a representative of an organization or institution in Ada.

I am concerned about the recent decision by our school board to allow parents to choose whether or not to have their child wear a mask while at school during the last four days  of the school year.

This decision goes against CDC advice, and against the recommendations of the Ohio Department of Health. Governor Dewine wrote a letter to all school districts last week reminding them that the mask mandate in Ohio does not end until June 2nd, and that schools should remain masked through the end of the school year.

Letter: Thank you Hardin County - United Way topped our goal

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Thank you Hardin County! Our campaign ended with a total of $176,862 of the $150,000 goal!

We looked at the situation of the upcoming year and asked for less, knowing the hardships people face, and yet our community gave above and beyond to cover the actual need.

The United Way of Hardin County Board of Directors and I want to thank every individual and business who donated in any way or amount. Our community came together BIG to not only meet our goal, but go over!

Thank you Hardin County; what a way to end a crazy year and begin another!

#LiveUnited #support #nonprofit #givewhereyoulive #hardincounty

Letter: Fire department appreciates Ada's generosity

$2,800 collected in "stuff-the-boot" to help bring Christmas joy to area families

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The people of Ada have come through again.  

On Nov. 20, the Ada-Liberty Volunteer Fire Department conducted a "stuff-the-boot" collection at the intersection of Main and Lincoln. In a matter of two and a half hours, over $2,800 was raised to help bring Christmas joy to some families in the

The fire department has always appreciated the tremendous support of the Ada communty, and wanted to give back. It is with your support that we are able to do this.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated.  
Philip Compton, chaplain Ada-Liberty Fire Department

Letter: Presidential transition needed to protect America

The election is over, and President Trump lost

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President Trump is trying to steal the election.

He's making false claims of fraud and refusing to help the transition to President-Elect Biden. That transition process should include briefings for President-Elect Biden  on national security and on the federal response to the pandemic, among other issues. President Trump is blocking those briefings.

The losers here are the American people.