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Ada man killed in Sunday auto accident

An Ada resident was killed in a one-vehicle accident in Logan County, Ohio on the morning of January 16, 2022. The Logan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the fatal crash involving Landon A. Blankenship, 20, who was pronounced dead after the 5:53 a.m. crash. Blankenship was the only occupant of the 2012 Nissan Quest minivan.

The crash occurred when Blankenship was traveling on North Main St. near Lake Ave. in West Mansfield. At a curve in the road, the minivan went off the left side of the pavement and continued off the road until striking a tree. The extensively damaged minivan became engulfed in flames. 

Second quarter Honor Roll at Ada Schools

Ada Exempted Village Schools has released the following 2nd Quarter Honor Roll for the 2021-2022 school year:



All A:  Tristan Arnett, Chandler Budwit, Naomi Carl, Derek Dennis, Blaine Fensler, Emersyn Lee, Annie Ludwig, Grant Smith, Josie Stoll, Maeve Ulrey and Charity Williams

A-B:  Cash Alger, Ally Allen, Waylon Clemons, Scarlett Craig, Mason DeWitt, Cami Eskew, Luke Fisher, Ben Fullom, Drew Griffin, Madi Hall, Railynne Hannah, Zak Hefner, Brooke Kah, Lincoln Maris, Ben Nawman, Chloe Richardson, Michael Williams and Eelyn Yoakum



OSU-Lima scholarship winners

The Ohio State University at Lima has named its scholarship winners for the 2021-2022 academic year. Scholarship winners are attending Ohio State Lima and meet the criteria for each scholarship.


  • Dotson, Allison Dean: The Arthur and Marian Rudd Scholarship Fund


  • Kreitzer,William : Ohio State Lima Engineering Technology Fund


  • Hoffman, Collin Parker : Ohio State Lima Spring for Scholarships Fund


McGuffey Historical Society award for home decoration

Claude and LaVerne Conley won the 2021 McGuffey Memories Historical Society house decorating contest and were awarded a $50 gift card.  

Marianna Watts commented, "It was great to see so many people in the village decorating their houses!"

Dellifield awarded Yvonne Lesicko Perseverance Prize

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation recognized Jami Dellifield with the first ever Yvonne Lesicko Perseverance Prize, or Y Prize for short, for her innovative work on farmer mental health initiatives.

Dellifield serves as a Family and Consumer Sciences educator with Ohio State University Extension’s Hardin County office. After seeing the stress effects of farm life on producers in her area, Dellifield led the charge of bringing farmer mental health to the forefront of her efforts. Dellifield took it upon herself to find training and resources – not just for herself, but for others in OSU Extension to address farm stress issues.

Letters to Santa, part two

Studens from Miss Daniels' 3rd Grade Class at Ada Elementary sent these letters to Santa and shared them with the Icon. This installment is half of the letters. The first batch appeared on December 19.

Dear Saint Nick,

These are just a few things that I want for Christmas. First, I would like a PlayStation5 so I can play it. Next,a new Fortnite skin, so I look cool. Then, I would really like some more Fortnite V-Bucks to get some more stuff. Lastly, I want a hedgehog. In conclusion, these are a few things I would like for Christmas.         

P.S. Do you make Teslas?




Dear Santa