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Aaron Spar selected as a Jefferson Award "unsung hero"

By Paula Scott

For a recipient of a regional 2023 Jefferson Award and someone who earned Eagle Scout rank in spring 2022, Ada resident Aaron Spar is pretty matter of fact about his accomplishments. But as a scout with Down Syndrome, he is an exceptional individual in an elite group and has been spotlighted across area media.

Soroptimists pin new members

Kenton/Hardin County Soroptimist International president Karen Kier opened the club's April meeting and welcomed guests Pat Smith and Maria Santo to the event and a meal prepared by the Elks staff. 

The president's report included an update on District Science Fair and a very poor turnout of students. To promote women in STEM, the club judges female-led projects and provides an award. The winning project was “Biological and Chemical Assessment on the Mad River Over Five Years” by Benjamin Logan School student Winnie Bodin. She was presented with a certificate and a $25 Amazon gift card on behalf of the club. 

Kier shared her experience attending the SIA International Women’s Day Tea Party; the focus was on education and Dream Big projects. A recap of the Celebration of Women was shared.

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Massillo awarded honors in ArtSpace/Lima spring show

ArtSpace/Lima is pleased to announce the award winners from the 71st Annual Spring Show:

Best of Show – Meg Nickerson, Cable, Ohio
First Place Award – Annie King, Bellefontaine, Ohio
Second Place Award – Michael Huffman, Lima, Ohio
Third Place Award – Anita Lehman, Bluffton, Ohio
Bruce Chesser Award – T.R. Steiner, Bluffton, Ohio
Farmer Family Award – Joshua Briem, Columbus, Ohio
Martha Gustad Award – Rebecca Boutin, Lima, Ohio
Meg Dickason Award – Kelly Massillo, Ada, Ohio
Director’s Award – Camden Courtney, Findlay, Ohio

Hope for Everhart raises funds for liver transplant expenses

KENTON--Glazed Over Kenton doughnut shop recently hosted a “Dine to Donate” event which raised $587 to benefit Hope for Everhart, a drive to assist Hardin County sheriff Keith Everhart with medical expenses associated with a late 2022 liver transplant.

After learning about Everhart’s prognosis and the significant costs after insurance posed by his operation, a group of community members formed the Hope for Everhart committee and set out to explore fundraising options.

Ada Schools announce 3rd quarter Honor Roll

The Ada Exempted Village Schools have announced the following Honor Roll for grades 4-12 for the third quarter of the 2022-2023 academic year. A Dean's List is also recognised for grades 7-12. By our count, 328 students recieve special recognition.

Gator swimmers close to wrapping up winter season

The local Gators summer swim program recently recognized members at several schools who are participating in winter swim competition:

"Although the winter swim season has not yet wrapped entirely, we do want to congratulate all of our high school swimmers that finished their season in February. This year our Gators proudly competed for Ada, Bath, Findlay and Lima Senior swim teams. Winter swim is a whole other level of effort and dedication and we are so proud of all their efforts!

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