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Quarry Farm Nature Preserve ready for spring

Newsletter lists activities for rural Pandora farm

The Quarry Farm Nature Preserve and Conservation Farm, rural Pandora, has several spring and summer activities planned. These range from wildflower walks, golden snitch walks, puppetry workshops and additional nature-related activities.

The Quarry Farm is located at 14321 Road 7L, Pandora. The newsletter is attached.

“Understanding Grief” workshop March 9

Offered by Bridge Bereavement Service

Bridge Bereavement Services will offer a workshop for understanding grief on Friday, March 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Birchaven Village in the Wenner Room, 15100 Birchaven Lane, Findlay. The event is for individuals 18 years of age and older who would like to learn more about the grief process. 

This workshop will help participants identify essential physical, emotional, cognitive, social and spiritual actions that will aid in healing. 

Ohio’s endangered species

Featured in Oakwoods open house

Endangered Species aren’t just elephants, pandas and polar bears. There are also endangered species in Ohio: Lake Erie water snakes, Clubshell mussels, Karner blue butterflies, Eastern prairie fringed orchids, to name just a few. 

On Sunday, March 4, Hancock Park District presents “Ohio’s Endangered Species: Open House” to learn about Ohio’s 28 threatened and endangered species through activities, displays and a craft.


Volunteer recruiting event

Hosted at Blanchard Valley Hospital

The Blanchard Valley Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting a volunteer recruiting event to target individuals who are interested in working in the main campus gift shop. This initiative will take place on Saturday, March 3 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Donnell Pavilion at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

Women fall to Transy 57-42 in HCAC semi-final

February 23, 2018
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The Bluffton University women’s basketball squad took to the road to compete in the HCAC Tournament semi-finals against Transylvania University at Rose-Hulman on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. However, struggles from the field haunted the Beavers for most of the contest as a 57-42 loss ended the 2017-18 campaign.

Ada police, Hardin sheriff searching for missing youth

Searching an area northeast of Ada

By Monty Siekerman - Ada Icon
A child is lost, and it’s getting dark.

At 6 p.m. on Friday, a helicopter hovers overhead. Many rescue and law enforcement are on hand looking for the child.

There are boats and scuba gear in case he is found in or near one of the many farm ponds that dot the territory.

Neighbors join in the search. ATVs prowl the countryside. Residents, even two miles away, have been notified to be on the watch.