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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.

Blanchard Valley Hospital HeartCare Center Renamed for Jane and Gary Heminger

Blanchard Valley Hospital is pleased to announce that the HeartCare Center will be renamed the Jane & Gary Heminger HeartCare Center. The renaming comes in tribute of the Heminger’s recent donation to support cardiovascular services at BVH and in recognition of their many contributions to Blanchard Valley Hospital throughout the years.

Ada youth show their bike riding skills at rodeo

How's your bike riding skills? Can you ride in a circle without crossing the line? Can you ride as slow as you can in a straight line without going too far to the left or right? How do you function on the obstacle course?

Those questions sound easy, but just try them. Lots of Ada's youth tried and succeeded during Saturday's bicycle rodeo. The event, held behind the police station was sponsored by the Ada Police, fire and rescue.

Here are some views of young Ada bikes.

May 29 Kiwanis Club minutes

Kiwanis Club minutes

Harold Friesner called the 33rd meeting (May 29) of the 2011–2012 Kiwanis Year to order at 12:02 p.m.

Jon Umphress offered the invocation.

A card of congratulations was sent to Scott and Jaime Wills on the birth of their son, McCormick Dean,

The birthday of Myrna McCurdy (May 28th ) was noted in song. The birthday of Scott Allison (May 29th) was also noted.

The membership Anniversary of Mike Hood, (June 1st 1981) was also noted.

The wedding anniversary of John and Joanne Berg (May 29th 1955) was acknowledged by the membership