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Law professor named co-chair of American Bar Association committee

Elena Helmer, Ohio Northern University assistant professor of law and assistant director of the Democratic Governance and Rule of Law program, has been appointed co-chair of the American Bar Association Section of International Law International Anticorruption Committee.

The American Bar Association (ABA) is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. The ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

Ada Kiwanis members learn about Sorotomist International

President Harold Friesner called his 46th and final meeting (Sept. 18th) of the 2011–2012 Kiwanis Year to order at 12:01 p.m.

The Invocation was given by Jon Umphress.

The following guests were introduced: Karen Kier, Melissa Taylor Austin, Allie Puntel and Katie Lorson.  Allie and Katie are members of ONU Circle K.

The birthday of member Charles Van Dyne, (September 19th was noted.

Miss Ohio visits Bluffton on Sunday

Miss Ohio, Elissa McCracken, will visit Bluffton on Sunday. Miss Ohio will speak during the 10:15 a.m. Sunday morning worship service at the Bluffton Presbyterian Church.

She is a neice of Jay McCracken of Bluffton, and is a student at Ohio Northern University. The Icon met up with Miss Ohio at Saturday’s Ada Harvest and Herb Festival. She told The Icon that she is taking the year off from ONU to tour Ohio and to prepare for the Miss America pageant. She will compete for the Miss America title in January 2013 in Las Vegas.

Jon Umphress provides historical overview of Kiwanis Club

Harold Friesner called the 45th meeting (Sept. 11th) of the 2011–2012 Kiwanis Year to order at 12:01 p.m.

The invocation was given by Jon Umphress.

The following guests were introduced: Lt. Governor-Elect Linda Steinbrunner, Ernie Kreuss, Dean Schaller, and Marilyn Darr, members of the Coldwater Kiwanians Club and ONU Chaplain David MacDonald.

The wedding anniversary of Bruce & Sandy Neely (9/14/1968) was noted.

In business:
-Members heard an updated financial report from Treasurer Bryan Marshall.

Vicki's Music Studio announces Harvest and Herb Fest winners

Vicki's Music Studio's grand prize winners, at Saturday's Harvest and Herb Festival  were Amy and Anthony of Kenton, who won free tuition for the fall semester in the Mixed Ages Class (babies - 4 year olds). 

Second and 3rd place winners, both from Ada, were Honesty, who won an instrument packet for her daughter, and Karin, who won the $5 Groman's Music certificate.

Children and adults alike enjoyed playing instruments at the booth, and several families participated in two different 15-minute classes, playing instruments, singing  and dancing. 

English professor’s work to appear in ‘Best New Poets 2012’


“As a Debutante I Adjusted My Hatpin,” a poem by Dr. Jennifer Moore, Ohio Northern University assistant professor of creative writing, has been selected to appear in “Best New Poets 2012,” which will be published this November.

“Best New Poets” is published annually by the University of Virginia Press to highlight the work of emerging poets. It is sponsored by Meridian, the University of Virginia’s literary magazine.