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Alice and Jan Basinger

February 24, 2018

Boys' bball final: Bluffton 60   Ada 30

Regular season ends tonight

Bluffton High School boys' face Ada in a backyard basketball rivalry on Friday evening in the BHS gym. It's final regular season game for Bluffton as tournament action begins next week. (Marvin Foster photo)

Bluffton University names Dr. Jane Wood as its next president

Will succeed Dr. James Harder on July 1

For just the 10th time in its 119-year history, Bluffton University’s Board of Trustees has named a new president, announcing that Dr. Jane Wood has accepted the call to serve as Bluffton’s next president beginning July 1, 2018.

“Dr. Wood has demonstrated success in achieving enrollment growth at several institutions," said Kent Yoder, chairperson of the Bluffton University Board of Trustees.

The goal: 10-year spending projection

Council finance committee meetings focus on village wants and needs

Several ideas discussed in January and this month by the Bluffton council finance committee help form future village spending.

Meeting on Jan. 25, the committee of David Steiner and Phill Talavinia met with three village administrative staff members, Jack Huber, village administrator, Jesse Blackburn, assistant administrator, and Laura Ewing, fiscal officer and Richard Johnson, mayor.

Latest Pirate sports stories

The second season begins Friday for Bluffton’s wrestling program.  The Pirates will compete in the OHSAA Sectional meet at LCC.  The top four finishers in each weight class will advance to the District Tournament in Troy next weekend.  The top four in each weight class there will move on to the S

Bluffton High School girls' basketball team defeated Ft. Jennings 53-37 in the Division IV sectional opener on Wednesday. The Pirates face Columbus Grove next. More at www.blufftonpirates.com

Bluffton High School spring sports schedules were released this week by Alex Hanna, athletic director.

The Iconic Photo Gallery

And it's only March
Pedaling prexy
Walk a mile in my shoes
Turning the clock way back
The big chill
Bluffton landmark lives again
Lent begins
Good Fridayin Bluffton
Laying the ground work
2-20-10 Marsh Run meets Riley Creek
Going for it

History lesson

Here's a photo from "The Bluffton We Never Knew." It shows Main Street from the town hall clock tower. Visible are four...

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Yesterday's Top Story

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Chili takes the cake

Nancy Yeager's chili voted people's choice at community cook-off

Some liked it hot. Others liked it mild.

Everyone who attended Bluffton’s second community chili cook off liked it, hot, mild or otherwise.

According to Lynda Best, one of the organizers, over 150 persons went through the chili line, which provided an assortment of chili while raising over $1,000 for the Bluffton Community Assistance Program’s food pantry.

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Newest Stories

Endangered Species aren’t just elephants, pandas and polar bears. There are also endangered species in Ohio: Lake Erie water snakes, Clubshell mussels, Karner blue butterflies, Eastern prairie fringed orchids, to name just a few. 

The Blanchard Valley Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting a volunteer recruiting event to target individuals who are interested in working in the main campus gift shop. This initiative will take place on Saturday, March 3 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Donnell Pavilion at Blanchard Valley Hospital.

February 23, 2018
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


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Poetic License

The Icon spotted 4 DA BOYS on a black Dodge Ram 1500 truck on Church Street in Bluffton.

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