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Tammy Bradshaw

October 22, 2017

Final score Ada 42 - Bluffton 17

'beans coming off

Bluffton area soybean harvest is in full swing and farmers are thinking about corn as the late October weather cooperates with the fall harvest. This field is between Dixie Highway and Tom Fett Road. CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO.

10 candidates seek 4 spots on Bluffton council

Here's their views of several village issues

Village of Bluffton voters will choose four of 10 candidates on the Nov. 7 ballot. Those elected have four-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2018. Four incumbents are Sean Burrell, Ralph Miller, Phill Talavania and Roger Warren.

Also seeking seats are Jerry Cupples, Tony Pinks, Mitch Kingsley, David Steiner Benjamin Stahl and Deborah Weihrauch.


Anthem MRIs and CT scan announcement does not affect BVHS

It may affect certain areas of Ohio, but not Blanchard Valley Health System

Blanchard Valley Hospital, Bluffton Hospital and EasternWoods Outpatient Diagnostic Center will not be affected by the recent Anthem announcement to limit health insurance coverage of high end radiology services in the hospital outpatient setting.

High end radiology services include computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

This recent announcement may affect certain areas of Ohio, but will not affect Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) or its facilities.

Pirate Update

(CONVOY) - A long drive but it was worth it. The girls soccer team won a share of the Northwest Conference crown with a crushing 9-0 victory of Crestview. If Allen East stubs their toe in conference, the NWC title would belong to Bluffton out right. Seven first half goals put this game out of reach in a hurry. The Pirates got goals from several players in the balanced win. Sarah Cartwright, Averey Rumer and Kayla White each found the net twice. Brenna Kindle, Brinkley Garmatter and Clara Matthews also scored for BHS. Sophia Smucker assisted as well as Kindle...

Click here for match photos by Marvin Foster(BLUFFTON) - Two area powerhouses met Saturday afternoon at Steinmetz Field when Lima Shawnee came calling. The Indians prevailed 3-2 in a game featuring two teams with a combined total of 5 losses in 27 matches played. Shawnee held a 1-0 halftime lead before back to back goals from Jake Lehman had the Indians in front by three. The Pirates stayed in it and Jesse Montel scored off of a Luke Young corner kick at the 61' mark. Three minutes later, Shawnee was whistled for a penalty in the box and Montel buried...

(LIMA) - Lucie Fett advanced to the sectional quarterfinals before bowing out of the OHSAA tournament ending a very successful season for the Bluffton girls tennis squad. Fett dominated Van Wert's Ali Morrow 6-0, 6-0 to open her tournament run. Lucie kept rolling with another 6-0, 6-0 victory this time over Ottawa Glandorf's Lindsey Schneeg. In the quarterfinals on Saturday, Fett fell 6-3, 6-0 to eventual Sectional Champion Clare Caywood of St. Mary's. Erin Hotmire defeated Bath's Fayme Ghandi 6-1, 6-0 in her opening match. Erin lost a hard fought match 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 to Kenton's Mykaela Schriber. Katie Wright fell...

The Iconic Photo Gallery

Time to mow
Lighting the path
Lions clean-up crew
A little off the top
Up on the housetop...
Bluffton high-rise

History lesson

After posting this photo we've learned more about it. From Carrie Phillips: "It could be the 50th anniversary May Day...

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The wait is over

ODOT will open Bentley Road overpass later today

The wait is over.

By the end of the working day today (Friday, Oct. 20) the Bentley Road Interstate 75 overpass will be open to traffic, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.

The southbound entrance ramp (to Lima) onto I-75 may be delayed until power for a traffic signal at the ramp is open. At 8:30 a.m. this morning the status of the signal was not yet resolved.

The overpass, which includes a bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad and Interstate 75 was closed on June 5 for repair.

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October 21, 2017
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Poetic License

Ohio Beef - this is a speciality plate the Icon saw on Main Street Bluffton. It's a Hancock County plate we spotted on a dark  blue Toyota Highlander.

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