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Amy Montgomery

January 19, 2018

No concern for winter's blast

Didn't your mother tell you to wear a hat? The human figures on the Bluffton University Snider Circle sculpture don't seem to care about the temperatures in the teens.

Monday funeral service for Bluffton' "small-town super hero"

Owen Weaver touched the lives of the community

Owen Richard Weaver, 10, died Jan. 17, 2018, at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. Owen was born Aug. 14, 2007, in Lima to Chad and Melissa (Badgett) Weaver.

Owen was a 4th grader at Marimor Schools in Lima. He played in the Abilities Baseball League in Lima. Owen was a happy boy who loved school, people, and his dog, Ace. Owen had an exceptional bond with his three brothers. 


Play ball!

Bluffton Diamond Sports spring softball and baseball sign-up underway

It may be mid-January, but a sports-minded Bluffton group is thinking about baseball and softball.

Bluffton Diamond Sports is accepting registrations for this spring’s seasons for:
• Baseball - ages 7 through 8th grade
• Softball - ages 8 through 8th grade

Participants may register and pay on Bluffton Diamond Sports website at www.bdsonline.org or by mailing the form with payment to:

Bluffton Diamond Sports
69 Anna Circle
Bluffton, OH 45817

Latest Pirate sports stories

The Bluffton High School girls' basketball team defeated Lincolnview in NWC play tonight (Jan. 11) 45-37. The Pirates were led by Averey Rumer with 14 and Katie Prater with 13. Pirates are back in action next Thursday against Spencerville.

Wapakoneta defeated Bluffton boys' 51-41 in a non-conference basketball game Tuesday night. Wapak was led in scoring by Adam Scott with 17. The Pirates were led by Jared Piercefield with 11. Click here for the complete story.

By Sam Brauen
It was all Bluffton all the time Saturday afternoon in a 65-10 Lady Pirate basketball victory over Perry. 

The Iconic Photo Gallery

In the tradition of St. Francis
No Groundhog here
Care for salad?
School^aEURTMs out
Let's Jitterbug
On stage
It's another Bluffton
Little Red Barn's "red" Christmas window
Laying the ground work
Out for a run

History lesson

Here's the Bluffton College Beavers men's basketball team from 1941-42. A. C. Burcky was the coach. Player names are...

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Yesterday's Top Story

57 years to the day

Richard Jordan retires as Main Street insurance agent

Fifty years to the day he open an insurance agency in Bluffton, Richard Jordan announced his retirement from that life-long career.

It was Jan. 2, 1961, when he began insurance agency work at 105 S. Main St. It was Jan. 2, 2018, when he retired.


Newest Stories

The Findlay∙Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with AAA Travel, is offering the community the chance to experience Switzerland, Austria, and Bavaria.

Ohio Department of Transportation reports winter road coverage this winter compared to last winter, as of Jan. 17.

Allen County - total lane miles 455
This year tons of salt used: 6,055
Last year tons of salt used: 4,187

Interstate 75 southbound, just north of state Route 309 (mile marker 125.6), Lima, will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for one day only on Thursday, Jan. 18.

Stories posted this week

Poetic License

We don't know the meaning of SSWDNP, but it certainly means something and we welcome viewers' thoughts. The Icon found this plate on a red Lexus RX 350 in a Bluffton University parking lot.

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