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September 28, 2021

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Ohio Democratic Party political director speaks to Hardin County Democrats

Liz Walters, Ohio Democratic Party Political Director spoke with the Hardin County Democrats Central and Executive Committee members and guests at their last meeting. 

She gave statewide and Hardin County results for the past two presidential and gubernatorial elections.  One of the most revealing statistics was the result of redistricting following the 2010 census.

Ada's outstanding seniors recognized on May 15

Many outstanding Ada High School seniors received awards at the May 15 Senior Awards Program. The Ada High School Student Council hosted the event. Here is a list of the awards presented:


Agriculture Education - Katelyn Simon

Alisa Wireman
Alexis Gonder
Zoe Laird
Russell Gray
Ariel Rall
Jaden Castle
Bailey Bowers
Liz Butterfield
Morgan Rouch

Business- Taylor Willeke, Morgan Rouch, Ashley Hickey

Yearbook - Kenzie Zembower

Mike Styer has a bicycle built for you - proceeds go to Relay for Life

“I can’t do a lot, but I can do this and I enjoy it.”

That’s how Mike Styer, who has taught Ada junior high social studies for 14 years, sums up his bike fix-up hobby that sends all its proceeds to the Hardin County Relay for Life.

Styer’s father died as a result of cancer in 2008. After his father’s death, the Ada teacher decided to get into better physical shape. To make a long story short he began entering triathlons.  In those endurance events competitors swim, bike and run.

Hardin County Hootanannies 4-H Club report

By Reporter, Faith Holbrook

The Hardin Co Hootanannies 4-H club’s last meeting was opened by president, Laura Spradlin.  Meadow Cromer led the American flag pledge and Seth Davis led the 4-H pledge.  Secretary, Miranda Holbrook did roll call and there were 14 members present.

Ada's own Charles Van Dyne named Ohio's Elk of the Year

Charles Van Dyne, Ada attorney and member of the Kenton Elks Lodge #157, has been named the Elk of the Year by the Ohio Elks Association. 

Van Dyne was nominated by his home lodge for his many years of dedication to not only the Kenton Lodge but also the Ohio Elks Association and the national organization, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. 

Van Dyne’s was initiated into the Kenton Lodge in 1957. Some of the major milestones of his Elk career include:

• serving as Exalted Ruler of Kenton Lodge in 1968-1969,
• elected chairman of the West Central District in 1977
• named a District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler in 1980-1981. 

Richland Manor named one of 2013 Best Employers in Ohio

Richland Manor, a Trilogy Health Services community, has been named one of the 2013 Best Employers in Ohio (BEO), according to Sarah Foster, Executive Director of Richland Manor.

The annual list of the Best Employers in Ohio was created by the Ohio SHRM State Council and Best Companies Group.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the Best Employers in Ohio. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics, and was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation.