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November 22, 2019

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Ada launches holiday celebration on Dec. 2

Santa, live reindeer, Anna and Elsa from Frozen, live Nativity and lots more

Ada Area Chamber of Commerce is ready for the holidays. Its annual Merry on Main is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 2, in downtown Ada. Here's the activities planned:

At the depot
• Two of Santa's live reindeer on display
• Kid's crafts provided by Ada Public Library
• Meet and take photos with Anna and Elsa, characters from the move "Frozen"
• Ada Lions, Ada Kiwanis and Ada Rotary clubs will have activities for kids


Nativity and angel displays two weekends at Bethel Family Life Center

Dec. 7-8 and Dec. 14-15 in Mt. Cory

A large nativity and angel display held at the Bethel Family Life Center, 201 W. Washington St., Mt. Cory, takes place on two weekends in December.

The displays are Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 and 8, and Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10 and 11.

Saturday viewings are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday viewings are from 1 to 5 p.m. This year's theme is "Heaven Came Down.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange a special group showing, contact Shar Marshall at 419-963-4992.


Beavers lose a close one in Michigan

The Bluffton University men's basketball team traveled to Kalamazoo, Mich., on Wednesday, Nov. 20, to take on the Kalamazoo College Hornets in a non-conference matchup. Unfortunately for the Beavers, they finished on the wrong end of a tight game that resulted in 71-67 loss. Bluffton dipped to 1-2 overall, while Kalamazoo improved to 2-2 overall on the season.

Brough graduates from OBL Bank Management School

Eric Brough, VP Operations Manager at Citizens National Bank, recently graduated from the 2019 OBL Bank Management School sponsored by the Ohio Bankers League.

Brough was one of 34 students who completed the one-week program in early October.

One of the longest-standing educational traditions in the Ohio banking industry, the School was established in 1955.

It offers bankers from across the state to enhance their skills in bank operations and management, and helps them understand the impact changes in the economy have on the profitability of a bank. 


13 GROB Systems apprentices graduate

Following 2 years at Rhodes State College and 2 years at GROB, they are now journeyperson Industrial Machinist System Technicians

Last week 13 GROB Systems, Inc., apprentices graduated.

The apprentices became journeyperson Industrial Machinist System Technicians, following a four-year apprenticeship at GROB.

GROB works in partnership with Rhodes State College, Lima, in the program. Speaking at the Nov. 14 ceremony, Dr. Cynthia E. Spiers, RSC president, told the grads, “I’m proud of all of you. We are here to celebrate all of your achievements.”

Lions peace poster winners

Karlee Geesaman, first; Noah Bricker, second; Adie Hanefeld, third

This month's club newsletter is attached at the bottom of this story.

Three Bluffton middle school artists are winners in this year’s Bluffton Lions Club peace poster contest. The artists were introduced at the Nov. 19 Lions Club meeting.

1st:   Karlee Geesaman, daughter of Kyle and Mindy Geesaman    
2nd:  Noah Bricker, son of Tyler and Sara Bricker
3rd:   Adie Hanefeld, daughter of William and Rebecca Hanefeld