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Ada prom - photo gallery 1

Here's the first photo gallery from the Ada prom. Watch for more photos Sunday. 

Open the attachment at the bottom of this story.




Five Australian Rotarians visiting Ada this week

Five Australians are spending several weeks in the United States through the auspices of Rotary International, including a Thursday-Tuesday sojourn as guests of the Ada Rotary Club. 

The group arrived in Ada on May 1 and began their stay with a social event at The Inn at ONU, followed by dinner at The Inn.  

An attachment at the bottom of this story provides bios of the visitors.

A few highlights of their visit includes:

May 2
• Tour Ada schools with lunch in the school cafeteria
• Vocational visits with Ada businesses and professionals
• ONU Symphony at the Freed Center

Ada native Jake Mahr on ONU concrete canoe-steel bridge team


Ohio Northern University garnered three awards at the 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers’ regional concrete canoe and steel bridge competition held at the University of Detroit Mercy, March 28-30.

The Ohio Northern concrete canoe squad captured the best theme award and, as a team, placed third on design paper and second on oral presentation.

Skye loves rugby, is majoring in electrical engineering and someday hopes to start her own business

By Darlene Bowers
“I love it,” remarks Skye VanAtta of Ada, “It’s like being in a scary movie, but it’s really not that scary. There’s an adrenaline rush. It takes out a lot of stress!” Sporting a recently acquired abrasion, Skye shares her passion for rugby, a club sport at Ohio Northern University.

Dr. Mark Shull - Retire? - Heck no, the weed-free yard will have to wait

By Darlene Bowers
“If I retired, I’d have a weed-free yard,” exclaims Mark Shull, whose dentistry practice has been a part of Main Street in Ada since 1962.

Mark has absolutely no plans to retire, though. Ask him how he got started in dentistry and he laughs and then relates the events. “Well my birthday is on Halloween so I started school at age 5 and then entered college at age 17.”

Mark began as a pre-pharmacy student at Capital University in Bexley, Ohio, but after the first semester decided he was then terrible at math so he changed to pre-med with a chemistry minor.

Kiwanis members hear about Hardin County Pioneer Aktion Club

President Heather Cox called the weekly meeting of the Ada Kiwanis Club to order at 12 noon on Tuesday, April 8 at McIntosh Center, ONU. The invocation was offered by Jon Umphress. Rachael Underwood and Josh Gammon were welcomed as guests. The birthday of member Matt Crawford (April 10th) was noted.