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December 12, 2018

17 snowmen and women

We count 17 snowmen and women on the Johnson front lawn on Beaver Street. You can see this display from Bentley Road, just west of Interstate 75. Or, for a closer look, take a slow drive on Beaver Street.

ODOT will not remove twin bridges on I-75

Bridges will instead by rehabilitated

CLICK HERE for the April 16, 2018, story involving ODOT's original plans for the bridge replacement.

Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) announced this week that it plans to rehabilitate rather than remove the bridges on Interstate 75, just north of State Route 103, outside of Bluffton.

The announcement was made in a letter to stakeholders in the project, which included the Village of Bluffton.

A great Bluffton musician

Icon names Jean Ann Szabo "Zuzu's Petals" award winner

The Bluffton Icon named Jean Ann Szabo, 91, resident of Maple Crest, recipient of the Icon’s Zuzu’s Petals Award.

The award comes following the Icon’s invitation to viewers to nominate who they believe is Bluffton’s greatest musician, or modestly put, a great musician who well-deserves the recognition.

This year’s recognition comes following the Icon’s free showing of “It’s a Wonderful Life,” at the Shannon Theatre on Nov. 23.


Latest Pirate sports stories

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
Bluffton got a huge game from their starting backcourt in a 62-52 road win at Bath.  Juniors Jared Piercefield scored 21 points and Luke Denecker 19 for the Pirates.

Bluffton High School girls defeated Ad 79-16 on Thursday. Laykin Garmatter lead Bluffton with 21 points. Here Kayla White brings the ball down the court. A box score is attached. Watch www.blufftonpirates.com for complete game details.


Due to low numbers and injuries at Upper Scioto Valley, Bluffton HS will move its  girls' basektball game, scheduled against USV for Tuesday, Nov.27, to Tuesday Dec. 4. 

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History lesson

Note: The Icon posted this photo three years ago, but it's worthy of a re-post. Dennis Morrison shared the photo with...

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Senior Isaac Zickafoose (Middlebury, Ind./Northridge) has been named Second Team All-America by the American Football Coaches Association following a 2018 campaign when he earned his second HCAC Defensive Pla

Rhodes State College will host its annual Career Day on Friday, Dec. 14, from 9:50 a.m. – noon. This year, over 1,592 students from 32 area high schools are planning to be on campus.

Yesterday's Top Story

Council focusing on State Route 103 road cut legislation

Seven-page draft on tonight's agenda

Bluffton council will discuss a draft of legislation to regulate access to public streets in the village on Monday evening.

Titled “an access management plan,” it came about specifically to address road cuts on State Route 103 between County Line Road and Interstate 75.

Council’s ordinance committee (Joe Selhorst, Mitch Kingsley) met on Dec. 3. They have worked with Tom Mazur, of Lima Allen County Regional Planning Commission, and Choice One, an engineering firm, used by the village to craft a draft for discussion.

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Poetic License

ZY 1 was spotted in Bluffton on a silver Volkswagen.