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Voters support Ada incumbents, select two new school board members

By Paula Scott

A summary report of unofficial results for the November 7, 2023 General Election has been reported by the Hardin County Board of Elections. Results for Ada mayor and council members, Ada Exempted Village school board members, Liberty Township trustee and fiscal officer and school and library levies are below.

November 7 General Election serves up competitive Ada races, state issues on abortion and marijuana 

By Paula Scott

The November 7 general election will present the following ballot items to voters in the Ada School district, the Village of Ada and Liberty Township.There are multiple candidates for mayor and school board seats, while two council incumbents are running unopposed. Ohio Issues 1 and 2 regarding an abortion and reproductive rights amendment and the legalization of marajuana are expected to interest voters.

Voters in Ada North and South precincts vote at Ada Community Health Professionals, 1200 S Main St. Voters in the Liberty Twp. precinct vote at The Centre on Central, 111 Central Avenue.

Polling hours are 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Ada Schools parent-teacher conferences, Thanksgiving break

Parent-teacher conferences at the Ada Schools will be held during Thanksgiving week for grades K-12. Conferences for students in grades K to 5 will be student- led.  

To sign up for your conference time, click the link HERE.  

Parent teacher conferences are:

Monday, November 20 from 3:30-8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November 21 from 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. 

There will be no school for students from Tuesday, November 21-Friday, November 24.


Ada Food Pantry use update for October 2023

The Ada Food Pantry recently posted the graph below on Facebook with this caption:

"Here are the most recent numbers on Pantry use. It's been several years since so many people have needed our assistance. We thank everyone who continues to support us with gifts of food, funds and prayer."

The chart shows that in August 2023 individuals served reached 175, the highest number during the reporting period beginning in 2016.

The highest number served in prior years reported was 150 in November 2022. The lowest number served was between 25-50 in March and April of 2021.


War Memorial Park wraps up facilities for the season

Ada's War Memorial Park has announced that it is closing down the restrooms and water fountains for the winter.

The football stadium will be open for the weekend of October 28.

Ada Public Library levy renewal is on November 7 ballot

PHOTOS from Ada Public Library

The Ada Icon asked Ada Public Library director Rhett Grant for some background on the library levy renewal that will be presented to Ada voters on the November 7 general election ballot (see your ballot on the Hardin County Board of Elections page HERE).

A majority affirmative vote is required for passage of the tax levy renewal, which would take effect in 2025.