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January 19, 2018

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Ada prepares for 2nd annual Made In Ada Wilson Football Festival

Events on Super Bowl Eve - Feb. 3 - watch the football drop at midnight

As the NFL playoffs continue, Ada will again have its own Super Bowl extravaganza.
The second annual “Made in Ada Wilson Football Festival” on Saturday, Feb. 3, will celebrate the village of Ada’s connection to the biggest football game of the year. Ada’s Wilson Sporting Goods factory makes the footballs used in the Super Bowl, and the day’s events will again capture that theme, leading up to a “football drop” at midnight on the cusp of Super Bowl Sunday.


When Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke at ONU

Historic event 50 years ago is subject of Jan. 18 commemoration

FROM ADA ICON - Those who were at the historic event will share their memories of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s talk at Ohio Northern University during a panel discussion at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18 in the Freed Center. The discussion will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s talk at ONU’s Taft Gymnasium on Jan. 11, 1968.
The panel discussion, which kicks off a series of events to honor the occasion, is free and open to the public. It will culminate with the unveiling of a statue of Dr. King on April 17 outside of Taft Hall.


Book signing Saturday for Bluffton author

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Book ReViews

When two elite runners are stranded with their child in the Canadian wilderness, one of them laces up his trail shoes.

That’s the teaser line of Dave Essinger’s novel “Running Out.”

Dave Essinger, Bluffton author, will have a book signing for “Running Out,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 13, at Book ReViews, 123 S. Main St., Bluffton, according to Dr. Christina Walton, store manager.

Essinger is a runner. He is teaches creative writing at the University of Findlay. His first-ever published novel was released in June of 2017.


If you've always wanted to know how credit card banking works

It's all revealed at Thursday's Senior Citizens OVAL class

Bluffton Senior Citizens Association announces it winter session of Our Version of Adult Learning (OVAL) classes, according to Tonya Meyer, director.

The following january classes are held at the Senior Center, 132 N. Main St., and are free  and open to the public.

• Thursday, Jan. 11 – 9:30 a.m. – Bob Gordon-Hancock, “How the credit card banking industry works.”


Hammered dulcimer national champion performs here Jan. 27

Ted Yoder on Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series

Ted Yoder, virtuoso, hammered dulcimer musician, will perform on the next Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series.

His performance is 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 27, in the third floor of the town hall.

Here's a description of Yoder's talents:
Yoder has revolutionized the hammered dulcimer through his pop symphonic approach on the instrument as a solo performer.


Jan. 4 community meal cancelled

The Thursday, Jan. 4, community meal planned at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center is cancelled. Tonya Meyer, center director, said the cancellation is due to the low tempeatures anticipated to continue this week. The dinner will not be rescheduled.