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June 24, 2018

Flood victims

Three deer caught between the flooded Riley and the university lagoon watch the Icon photographer. The photo, taken at noon on Saturday, shows the flooding in the university area behind Bren-Dell hall. Additional photos in this series show water from the Riley overflowing into the Buckeye, flooding near Harmon Field, on Cherry Street and at the Buckeye.

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Enthusiast Auto Source owner says "expect the unexpected"

C-R grad is Bluffton's newest business owner; located on Vance Street

A new Bluffton business, selling automobiles, opened this month at 142 Vance Street and Kyle Andrus, owner, says to “expect the unexpected.”

With a name like “Enthusiast Auto Source,” the 2005 Cory-Rawson grad has a car niche all his own.

“I buy, fix and sell cars that are mostly rare, unique and in limited number,” he says.

Put another way, his business Facebook states: We specializes in rare, unique, performance and oddball vehicles that enthusiasts are passionate about. Whatever type of car you are into, we can probably help find a vehicle for you.


Don't check out of town - check "the week ahead"

New weekend feature only on the Bluffton Icon

Who said that it's just a long, hot summer? There's plenty of events in Bluffton this summer and in the week ahead.

For example, there's:
• Swiss Day
• Foodie Tuesday
• Bike rodeo
• Cars and coffee
• Farmers' market
• Craft sale at the senior center
• BFR programs

You can read about all these events and additional ones in our weekend feature "The Week Ahead." It's the next think below on your screen!


Latest Pirate sports stories

The Bluffton Sardines swim team launched its 2018 season against Westside earlier this week. Several swimmers set individual records. The attachment shows Bluffton swim member results.

The complete fall schedule is attached

Division I, II, III and VI games on Fridays; Division IV, V and VII games on Saturdays; all games will kick off at 7 p.m.; regional assignments announced; state finals will remain in Canton in 2018

The Iconic Photo Gallery

Laying the ground work
District champs!
Warm then cold
Mellow yellow
Sign of penitence
On the farm
1-6-10 Peter Rabbit's footprints

History lesson

The teacher is Linda Sommer. The school year is 1968-69 and this is a first grade class, making these students part of...

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Previous historical photos

Yesterday's Top Story

Good genes and a true love for life

Advice from Helen Hilty, celebrating birthday number 105

Helen Hilty blows out 105 candles on her birthday cake today at Maple Crest.

Mrs. Hilty born was in 1913. That was just a few months after Woodrow Wilson became president, and seven years before enactment of the 19th amendment to the constitution allowing women the right to vote.

Attending a one-room school on Route 12 between Columbus Grove and Pandora, she graduated from Pandora High School.

She was the sixth of nine children born to Emma and Elmer Campbell. She married Dr. Donald Hilty, a Columbus Grove dentist, and lived most of her life in Columbus Grove.

Newest Stories

Bluffton police, fire and EMS were at the scene of an accident along State Route 103 just east of Interstate 75. This is the scene at about 4:30 p.m. on Friday. A silver-grey SUV struck a utility pole, breaking it. (Ken Collins photo)

The next "Foodie Tuesday" is June 26 at The Centre, according to Stacy Stumbaugh.

It's a food truck event held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Centre, 601 N. Main St.

Several Ohio Department of Transportation construction projects impact local traffic in the next few weeks. Those follow:

Stories posted this week

Poetic License

OH AZ PA was spotted at the Bluffton shuffleboard court during the first match of the season. It's on a blue Chevy Silverado LTZ. Any doubts that this plate means Ohio, Arizona and Pennsylvania?

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