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ReStore's Julie Brewer prepares to bid farewell to Ada

By Jake Dowling, Ada Icon summer intern
It is the summer of 2010. Julie Brewer just graduated from Ohio Northern University with a degree in art education. She had friends, a good life, but she was not ready to jump right into her career, she wanted to explore.

“You know that coming right out of college the job market is going to be tedious and scary, you’re not know sure what opportunities are going to be there, but this opportunity presented itself and I couldn’t say no,” she said.

The opportunity that presented itself was being a part of AmeriCorps, a national organization that fights hunger and poverty here in the U.S.

Up on the roof


Some serious construction work is going on in Ada this month. Here's a construction worker on an Ohio Northern University building roof.

Austin Weber already has some impressive marketing campaigns under his belt

By Kenzie Fell 

Note: This is the second of several Icon profiles of Ada High School 2012 graduates. Profiles are by Kenzie Fell.

Click for first feature - Cole Simon

Austin Weber, who plans to study marketing at the University of Akron next fall, already has some impressive marketing campaigns under his belt. The 2012 Ada High School graduate demonstrated his outgoing personality and creative thinking when he showed up in the stands of Ada football games as a “Superfan.”

Elissa McCracken - Miss Ohio is an Ohio Northern University student

Ohio Northern University student Elissa McCracken was crowned Miss Ohio on Saturday in Mansfield. She will compete for the Miss America title in January 2013 in Las Vegas.

McCracken, 20, of Waynesburg, Pa., is a pharmacy major at ONU. She won the crown over 24 other contestants. As Miss Ohio she will receie a $10,000 scholarship from Newman Technology among other gifts. McCracken's platform is "stop cyberbullying."

To view  the preliminary competition and Miss Ohio Finals click on the link to watch the show.

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AHS 2012 grad profile: Cole Simon says he'll miss Friday night football

Note: This is the first of several Icon profiles of Ada High School 2012 graduates. Profiles are by Kenzie Fell.

Growing up, Cole Simon, a 2012 Ada graduate, couldn’t wait to become a Bulldog varsity football player. His senior year he got the chance to play on both offense and defense.

Yes, it was made in Detroit

Delbert Henry of Ada displayed his sleek 1957 red Thunderbird at the Bluffton Festival of Wheel this past weekend. Here's a walk around this classic car.