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Allen-Eberly wedding announcement

Reverend and Mrs. Patrick Allen of Ada would like to announce the marriage of their son Jon Allen to Gabby Eberly, daughter of Leroy and Sheree Eberly of Canfield, OH, on July 24, 2022 at the Mohican Wedding Resort.

Jon will graduate with a BA in Communications and Gabby (BS in Neuroscience) receive a graduate degree in Social Work in Spring 2023 from the Ohio State University. The couple lives in Columbus, OH.

Four generations of Allens attended the celebrations, including the groom's grandfather Dave Allen from Mercer, PA, father Patrick Allen, brother Will  from Toledo, OH and newphew Samuel (Will's son).


Kauffman and Buckell win virtual reality competition

Developers claim $20,000 prize for designing social VR experience 

Bluffton residents Ross Kauffman and Tobias S. Buckell were awarded first prize in the Meta (formerly Facebook) Horizon Worlds Builder Tracks competition. The duo claimed the $20,0000 prize for constructing the "Studio 51" experience in Meta's Horizon World platform, a social virtual reality (VR) program that allows players to interact in user-created worlds. 

Ada native supports U.S. Navy airborne communication

By Stephanie Fox
Navy Office of Community Outreach

Navy stories include 3rd-generation enlisted sailor from Ada

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. - Ada native Cole East is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the nation’s nuclear deterrence mission at Strategic Communications Wing One (STRATCOMMWING ONE), in a mission provides airborne communication links to nuclear missile units of U.S. Strategic Command.

Casey earns Oxford masters degree

Leah E. Casey, 2017 Allen East High School graduate and formerly of Ada, recently earned a Master of Studies in English “With Distinction” from The Queen’s College, The University of Oxford, England.

Casey is currently employed full time at Shearman and Sterling LLP, an international law firm in Manhattan, where she is preparing for law school.

Ada Elementary class lists for 2022-2023

The wait is over. Ada Elementary School principal Jeremy Clark has provided the Icon with class lists for 2022-2023.

The class lists are attached and include the names of students in K-6 classes, with the following teachers:

Kindgergarten lists for

  • Klingler
  • Kosler
  • Phillips
  • Wissman

1st grade lists for

ONU tennis star receives NCAA postgraduate scholarship

Ohio Northern University 2022 engineering graduate Andrew Cochran, an accomplished tennis player, has been selected to receive a coveted $10,000 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship.

Cochran, who graduated from ONU this spring with a degree in electrical engineering, was a four-year member of the men's tennis team.