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Meet the 2014 Harvest and Herb Fest' queen's court


Here are members of the 2014 Ada Area Chamber of Commerce Harvest and Herb Festival queen's court.

Back row from left:

• Senior, Kaylee Spangler, daughter of Kim and Kris Spangler
• Senior, Alexis Amburgey, daughter of John and Tracie Amburgey
• Sophomore, Olivia Guyton, daughter of Steven Guyton and Christine Cavallovo

Front row from left:

Ada bagpiper performs at Bluffton's Maple Crest

Bluffton's Maple Crest senior living community kicked off National Assisted Living Week week with a performance of bagpipes played by Stephan R. Johnson of Ada. The week was Sept. 7-13 and the week's theme was "the magic of music!"

Johnson was formally dressed in his Irish kilt (the Irish wear solid colored kilts) with every detail in place from the knife in his sock to the shoes with no tongue (so muddy water can drain out). 

Kiwanis and Rotary hold joint meeting Sept. 30

Secretary Brian Myers called the weekly meeting (September 9) of the Ada Kiwanis Club to order at 12 noon in McIntosh Center, ONU.

The invocation was offered by Jon Umphress.

The wedding anniversary Bruce and Sandy Neely – (September 14, 1968) was noted.

Members were asked to keep the Cox and Marshall families in their prayers.

Sandy Neely thanked members for the get-well card and noted that she was glad to be back after recent surgery.

Where are they from? Here's a first-year ONU student profile

By Torie Wright 

Note: This is the first in a series of interviews with ONU students, simply answering the question: "Where are they from?"

I was at the end of a line of cars the other day, which got me to thinking. Ada’s population seemingly doubles when ONU is in session. For the first time in my nearly 22 years living here, I wondered where the people I share this town with come from. I decided to find out.

I wandered around ONU’s campus and found 18-year-old freshman Psychology major Tessa Duffy, who sat down with me to talk.

David Smittle elected to Interfraternity Conference Foundation Board

David Smittle, director of advancement services at Ohio Northern Unversity and member of Phi Mu Delta Fraternity, was recently elected to the NIC Foundation board of directors at the organization’s annual meeting in Indianapolis.

Todd Fleharty wins week 1 football contest; time to enter week 2


The winner of Week 1 of the Icon football contest is Todd Fleharty.  He and three other contestants correctly picked 9 games this week and Fleharty was declared the winner based on Tie-Breaker #1.

Other contestants:
9 correct - Nancy Armour, Jared Lehman and Buckeye.

8 correct - Mark Sommers, Landyn Fleharty, David Glick, Brad Smith, Will I Am, Tammy Risner, Craig Hoffman, Marc Staley and Jim Dillman.