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Mitchell Wilcox would prefer to be swimming

15 minutes with Mitchell Wilcox, Ada High School sophomore

Note: Mitchell recently competed in the Ohio High School Athletic Association state swim meet in Canton. Watch the Ada Icon for a story on Ada’s team results at the state meet.

Mitchell, tell me what classes you are taking this semester.
Advance English, U.S. History, Algebra II, Chemistry, Ceramics II and Computer Tech. I’m also a member of the swim, cross country and track teams.

What would you like to do after high school?
My goal at the moment is to attend the University of Florida and compete in swimming.

Ada High sophomore interested in art and psychology

15 minutes with Allison Howard, Ada High School sophomore

Allison, tell me what classes you are taking this semester.

Chemistry, U.S. Studies II, CAD (Computer Aided Drafting), Geography, English 10 Advanced, French II and Art II. I’m also in Aspirations.

I see you have an art sketchpad. Tell me about it.
I like sketching and drawing. The largest project I ever created was last year. In art we took a small comic panel and enlarged it to about 4 feet by 2 and a half feet. That took over three weeks in class to complete. I did mine on a Danger Girl comic panel.

Ada area residents share experiences of Obama inaugural

Shelli Jackson, Spencer Williams and Don Traxler shared their experiences when they attended the Inaugural Ceremonies of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in Washington, D. C. on Jan. 21, with those attending the February meeting of the Hardin County Democrats Central and Executive Committee meeting at the Kenton Moose Lodge .

Shelli (Liberty Township) was among the 56,000-plus people who applied on-line to become a volunteer for the Presidential Inaugural Committee.  She was one of the 1,500 volunteers who was selected. 

Kiwanis Club proceeding with satellite club

Myrna McCurdy called the 18th meeting (February19th) of the 2012–2013 Kiwanis Year to order at 12:00 noon at McIntosh Center, ONU.

The invocation was offered by Jon Umphress.

ONU grad and spouse take "summer" mission trip to Uruguay

This is the time of year when Ohio residents long for an escape from the cold and snow, to someplace where it's summer. 

Recently, area residents Christina and Nathan Seidner did just that with a eight-day mission trip to Uruguay. Nathan is an Ohio Northern University mechanical engineering graduate who is employed at Grob, Bluffton.

The couple are members of First Assembly of God in Lima. They took part in a mission that included 17 others, including members at churches from Findlay, Wapakoneta and Leipsic.

Although it was Nathan's first trip out of the U.S., this was not so for Christina, who had traveled to Peru previously on a mission trip.

15 minutes with Kellen Decker, Ada HS senior

15 minutes with Kellen Decker, Ada High School senior

What classes are you taking this semester?
English, Ceramics, Sociology, Algebra II, French I, Personal Finance and I’m a student helper in study hall.

What are your plans after high school?
I’m looking at colleges, which include University of Toledo, Bowling Green and Ashland. I’m looking at business management as a major.

Tell me about your business management experience.
My mom owns The Sawmill Restaurant. I’ve worked there in several capacities.