Ohio Northern University is located in Ada, OH, 70 miles south of Toledo. The school was founded in 1871 and is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The campus is made up of a blend of architectural styles, ranging from classic college brick to contemporary buildings, set on 340 acres of rural grounds featuring many trees and a large central quad. Ada is a small town of under 6000 residents which was established as a railroad stop. Wilson Sporting Goods is located in Ada, the only leather football manufacturing location in the US. Among the alumni of Northern Ohio University are several politicians, attorneys and football players.