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Amy Eddings Feb. 3 L.E.A.D. speaker in Kenton

Women L.E.A.D. presents "The Power of Risk Taking for Women Leaders." The speadker is Ada resident, Amy Eddings, former New York City public radio host of NPR's "All Things Considered" now owner of the Easter House Bed and Breakfast in Ada.

The program is from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Hardin Memorial Hospital, Stephen McCullough Conference Room.

Eddings recently traded a career in radio in New York City to be closer to family in rural Ohio. While she is experiencing life from a different angle, she has undertaken the challenge of changing careers midlife, taking news risks and embracing change.

Powerball tickets hot items in cold January

Dean Rowe buys a powerball ticket from Mona Gossard at 302 Carry Out on Saturday evening. The store has been busy selling tickets all week for the record-setting payout. 

No one from Ada, or anywhere for that matter, won the Powerball. The next drawing is Wednesday with an expected prize of $1.3 billion. (Monty Siekerman photo)

Elita Smith on ONU dean's list

Elita Smith, daughter of Jeffrey and Melinda Smith, 517 Clint Dr, Ada, has been named to the Ohio Northern University deans’ list for the fall semester 2015-16.  She is a senior majoring in management..

The deans’ list includes students who attain a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 grading system.

Ever think you'd wash your car in January?

Harold Sutherly takes advantage of Thursday's good weather to wash a car. Not very often does that happen on Jan. 7. Frigid temperatures and big snows met us on Jan. 5 the past two years. (Monty Siekerman photo)

Ever hear of yttrium or ruthenium? Just ask Mr. Lusk

Photo and story by Monty Siekerman
Yttrium and ruthenium are two words this writer has never used...until now. Both words are elements in the periodic table.

Memorizing the table used to be a boring chore for science students, but longtime science Ada teacher Dave Lusk found a way to make learning about the elements both educational and interesting.

In this picture, he discusses the element yttrium with Olivia Alexander and the element ruthenium with Seth Conley, both sophomores.

A third-period study hall interview with Tristan, Cole, Sidney, Luis and Jorge

15-minute interview with Tristan Waugh, Cole East, Sidney Faine, Luis Olvera and Jorge Reyes during third period study hall.

You are all seniors, what are your plans after high school?
Tristan: Probably will attend ONU or University of Toledo. I’m interested in mechanical engineering.
Cole: ONU, where I want to play soccer and major in physical therapy.
Sidney: I want to attend Defiance and play basketball.
Luis: I’m undecided, but want to go into business.
Jorge: I’m going to take a break from school and maybe attend later.