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1 -BLUFFTON TOWN HALL
419-358-2066 - Press 0 for operator
Accounts Payable
Press #
Bluffton Community Swimming Pool
Press 6
EMS chief, non-emergency
Jan Basinger, press 5
Fire Chief, non-emergency
Jon Kinn, press 5
Income Tax Administrator
Rhonda Hohenbrink, press 2
Mayor
Richard Johnson, press 3
Police Chief, non-emergency
Ryan Burkholder, press 4
Police Sergeant, non-emergency
Matt Oglesbee, press 4
Street and Water Department
Press 7
Utilities clerk
Angie Essinger, press 1
Village Administrator
Jesse Blackburn, press 3
Village Fiscal Officer
Laura Ewing, press 2
Waste Water Treatment Plant
Press 8

Civic Organizations

Please contact The Icon at info@blufftonicon.com for any organization changes in your listing.

AA Open Discussion
7:30 p.m., Mondays, and 11:30 a.m., Saturdays at the English Lutheran Church, 111 Grove St
Al-Anon meetings
7:30 p.m., Mondays, and 11:30 a.m., Saturdays at the English Lutheran Church, 111 Grove St.
Bereavement Support Group
Meets second Thursday of the month at Restore Community Center in Ada
Bluffton American Legion Post 382
Dennis Morrison, 419-358-4950
Paula Scott, Town Hall, PO Box 142
Bluffton Athletic Boosters
Beth Ackerman, 419-204-9913
Bluffton Boy Scouts
Mike Metzger, 419-358-5598
Amber Bingley, 419-358-0268
Tom Augsburger, 419-384-3674
Bluffton Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization
Crystal Camper, 419-235-7572
Bluffton Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts of Northwestern Ohio, 888-350-5090
Bluffton Hospital Auxiliary
Heather Schalk, 419-423-5342
Bluffton in Bloom
Jesse Blackburn, Village administrator
Colleen Lazar, 419-429-7605
Bluffton Scrap Artist Quilters
Ruth Grihalva, 419-358-0656
Bluffton Senior Citizens (Association) Center
132 N. Main St., Tonya Meyer, director, 419-358-8971
Bluffton Shuffleboard Club
Steve Slaughterbeck, 419-358-5528
Bluffton Swim Team
Nicole Mikesell, 419-358-0074
Bluffton Writers Group
Ruth Naylor, 419-358-6309
Campus Life
Jeremy Basinger, 419-296-9267
Cancer Support Group
Gloria Bucher, 419-429-2621
Care Giver Support Group
Tricia Herrman, 419-358-1015, ext. 221
Fair Trade Town Task Force
Esther Birkey, estherbirkey@gmail.com
Friends of the Library
Darrell Huber - 419-303-2817, or 419-358-7056
Gardeners of the Bluffton-Pandora Area
Pat Flinn, 419-358-6766
Gluten-Free Allergy Support Group
Victoria Zeits, 419-643-8980
Relay for Life/Relay for Hope
Lynda Best, 419-296-2790
S.H.A.N.N.O.N. Service Club
Duane Bollenbacher - 419-358-7365
Swiss Community Historical Society
Gary Wetherill, 419-358-1049
TOPS/KOPS
Sue Rysz, 419-358-4168
Town Hall Concert Series
Jeff Yoder, 419-979-9126
Transition Bluffton
Peter Badertscher

Churches

Please contact The Icon at info@blufftonicon.com for any organization changes in your listing.

345 County Line Road - 419-358-0170 112 N. Main St. - 419-358-5806
8905 Columbus Grove Road - 419-358-8588 8375 Phillips Road - 419-358-1561
111 Grove St. - 419-358-2591 101 S. Jackson St. - 419-358-5766
First Missionary Church
247 N. Lawn Ave.-419-358-7751
116 Church St. - 419-358-8921
223 W. College Ave. - 419-358-5641 160 N. Spring St. - 419-358-8631
835 N. Main St. - 419-358-1382 2022 State Route 103 - 419-358-2001

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we even put you on our garage sale map!

The Icon loves garage sales. Here's what you need to know:
• Email your garage sale ad to: info@blufftonicon.com
• All garage sale posts are free
• There is no word length limit (no novels, please)
• There is no deadline - garage sales are posted the day received (99% of the time)
• All garage sales are posted on both Bluffton and Ada Icons
• You will find garage sales on the Icons' Classified Ad Page under "Garage Sales" (to the right of this story)
• All garage sales posted are automatically listed on the Icon Garage Sale Map - it's printer-friendly. Click here to look at the map
• We post all garage sales the week they are scheduled - we will not post garages sales two weeks in advance
• When we receive you garage sale, we will automatically reply with a "Thanks, got it." If you don't receive our reply, please resend it.

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Bluffton Icon is a member of:
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Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs
Better Business Bureau
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Classified ads:
This is our classified ad page and all classified ads are on the right column. We only charge for:
• Properties for sale or for rent
• Vehicles for sale

Our rates for those are only $10 for the first 10 days and $1 for each following day. We charge for those ads because we have realtors and auto dealers who are paying customers.

All other classified ads are free. We post garage sales the week that they are held. There is no deadline or maximum word count. We also provide a garage sale map. During garage sale season we post a link to the map on the top of the garage sale ads.

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Welcome to the Bluffton Icon. Here's what we are all about

Welcome to the Bluffton Icon. For first-viewers, here's helpful answers to your questions.

Q: What is the Icon?
A: Think of the Icon as a daily newspaper on the web.

Q: When did it first appear on the web?
A: Sept. 23, 2009.

How much do I pay to view the Icon?
A: Nothing. It's free to view. Unlike other newspaper websites, there is no limit to the number of stories you may read. And, you may access all of our archived material.

Q: How does the Icon make money?
A: Through very affordable local advertising. We have over 75 local advertisers.

Q: What might we expect to find in The Icon?
A: All sorts of things. Our primary coverage area is the Bluffton school district. According to Google Analytics, 90 percent of our viewers live winthin 25 miles of Bluffton. That takes in Lima and Findlay. We also have a loyal following of viewers who grew up here and moved away, or who lived here for a time, but no longer do.

Q: How many viewers do you have?
A: Bluffton Icon experiences about 15,000 viewers in a 30-day period.

Q: Where do you obtain stories for the Icon?
A: Viewers send us news items. We also post all Bluffton University, Blanchard Valley Health System (Bluffton hospital), Bluffton Family Recreation and Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio news stories. We post agendas and cover Bluffton council and Bluffton school board meetings.

We provide extensive sports coverage of Bluffton High School and Bluffton University. Our Bluffton High School sports coverage is provided by www.blufftonpirates.com. That's a website devoted entirely to Bluffton High School athletics. It offers immediate sports coverage of athletic events and excellent photographs. The Bluffton University sports information director posts all Beaver sports stories on the same day that the games are played.

We post all obituaries provided by area funeral homes. We post obituaries of former residents when their family members provide us with information.

Q: Are there other Icons? Do you have other products in addition to your website?
A: In March of 2012 we launched Ada Icon (www.adaicon.com). It is in a community the same size as Bluffton and the two school districts touch.There are many commonalities between the two communities, even though they are in different counties. For example, Ada is home of Ohio Northern University, as Bluffton is home of Bluffton University. Ada Icon covers the Ada school district and ONU in the same way that Bluffton Icon covers Bluffton.

The Icon also has a special focus on local history. We've published two books:
• "Bluffton: A Great Place To Miss," which includes stories about the community from 1900 to 1975. (It's currently out of print)
• "The Bluffton We Never Knew: Photographs from our first half century, 1861 -1911." It is available from us at $19.95.

Additional books focusing on the history of the community are in the planning stages.

This year the Icon is developing two series of Bluffton post cards. One series is a reprint of colorized historic Bluffton post cards. The second series is a set of post cards showing scenes of the community today. 

Here are some Bluffton Icon viewer statistics from Google Analytics for 2018:

• In 2018, the highest number of viewers in a single day in 2018: March 28, 3,330 viewers

Most viewed pages
1 – Home page
2 – Obituaries
3  - News
4 – Classified ads
5 – Photo gallery
6 – News in Bluffton
7 – Calendar
8 – Ad index
9 – Restaurant menus
10 – Police log

The Icon has:
3,584 Facebook followers
740 Twitter followers (our You Tube videos go on Twitter)
740 Instagram followers
497 YouTube followers

The top, all-time watched videos on the Icon follow:

• 488,178 views of VBS spin the bottle posted July 25, 2012 click here to view it

• 33,802 views of first graders in the Bluffton fire station posted Oct. 12, 2011

   click here to view it

• 21,836 views of jumping rope 100 times at elementary field day May 11, 2016

   click here to view it

• 16,429 views of Bryan Lloyd painting a curb, Sept. 5, 2013 click here to view it

• 9,547 views of Mike Edmiston explaining the solar eclipse posted Aug. 21, 2017 click here to view it

Top 9 countries of Icon viewers, with viewers from 170 countries in 2018:
1 – U.S.
2 – Australia
3 – Norway
4 – Canada
5 – India
6 – Peru
7 – Philippines
8 – United Kingdom
9 – France

Top 10 states of Icon viewers, with all 50 represented in 2018:
1 – Ohio
2 – Kansas
3 – Massachusetts
4 – Illinois
5 – Michigan
7 – Florida
8 – California
9 – Texas
10 – Virginia

Top 10 villages and cities with Icon viewers, with 564 Ohio villages and cities represented in 2018:
1 – Bluffton
2 – Lima
3 – Findlay
4 – Ottawa
5 – Ada
6 – Kenton
7 – Columbus Grove
8 – Wapakoneta
9 – Kalida
10 – Rawson

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1 – Internet Explorer
2 – Chrome
3 – Safari
4 – Safari (in-app)
5 – Android Webview
6 – Edge
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1 – Microsoft
2 – Time Warner
3 – Verizon
4 – Quest
5 – Fairpoint

Q: What are the most popular two hours of the week when viewers read Bluffton Icon?
A: Wednesday evenings between 9 and 11 p.m.

Classified Ads

BLUFFTON ARMS APARTMENTS 401-403 COUNTY LINE RD, Bluffton.
Upper, Spacious 2 bedroom,1 bath, c/a, laundry facility onsite, close to I-75, Off Street Parking, No Pets, No Smoking. Rents $700 
• Website: heckrentals.com
heckrentals@hotmail.com 
• or Call 419-306-0520.

For Rent - 3 bedroom 1 bath house.  1168 sq ft.  Hickory kitchen. Double lot with lots of space.  Large deck.  Storage barn and car port on property. Just blocks away from the grocery, school and downtown. Plenty of off street parking. $925 / month. Call 419-604-9481.

New office space for lease. Choose from 1,750 sq. ft. up to 5,250 sq. ft. Highly visible location on Jefferson Street, State Route 103, Bluffton, with easy access parking. 419-306-3228.

Eastside Apartments
3591 County Road 44
Ada, OH 45810
Call 419-303-8869 for availability

Realtor owned

LIMA APARTMENTS
760 East 4th Street
Lima, OH 45804
Now Accepting Applications!

1 & 2 BR Apartments
Appliances, carpet & A/C included.
Utilities, water, sewer & trash removal included.
Please Call 419.227.5325 to schedule and appointment.
Rent is based on income. Income Restrictions may apply.
Voice/TTY: 800-553-0300
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

For rent - Senior housing 62 and older or disabled of any age. Bluffton Riley View, 115 E. College Ave., Bluffton. Office open Mondays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 419-358-4616, fax 419-358-0275. TDD 1-800-750-0750.

 

Business place or office space for rent – 111 Vine Street, Bluffton, former real estate office, one-half block from Main Street, two private offices with separate entrances, conference room, utility room, one-half bath, 800 square feet. Call 419-358-6886.

NEWLY RENOVATED
VANCE STREET APARTMENTS

137 Vance St.
Bluffton, Ohio 45817
Immediate availability for income based efficiency and 1 bedroom apartments for 55 years old and up. Income guidelines are:
1 person $20,450
2 persons $23,400
Call: 419-358-7795
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays

Open house - Sunday • Feb. 24 • 1 to 3 p.m.
312 E. Main St • Beaverdam • $109,900 Bluffton school district • Price reduced

Very well taken care of 3 bedroom, 1 bath, 1.5 story home. Approximately 2,466 square feet. Solid home with lots of space. Some newer windows, newer roof and possible 4th bedroom or office. Some applinances included. Seller is offering 1-year home warranty!
Hosted by Guadalupe Diaz Behrens • 419-905-7451

Help wanted - Part-time teller, Citizens National Bank.

Interested in volunteering and making connections in Lima?  Elder Victim Ministry is looking for an Adult Crime Education (ACE) Workshop Coordinator. Thursdays are usually our volunteer days. Each month, ACE Workshops take place at 3 Lima locations.  ACE presentations raise awareness about elder abuse in Allen County and educate the public to identify and stand up to crime in the community.  Volunteer responsibilities: contacting presenters, coordinating schedules, creating flyers.  Additional responsibilities can include: distributing flyers, obtaining incentive items and hosting the presentations.  Computer skills are necessary to coordinate scheduling and to update online calendars. 
An application can be found at http://www.crimevictimservices.org/elder-victim-ministry.html.  After applying, we’ll contact you to set up an interview.  Training is provided and mileage is paid.  Contact Elysia Bush at Crime Victim Services, 419-222-8666, ebush@crimevictimservices.org

Golf Pro Shop/Clubhouse part-time & full-time positions are
available for our 2019 golf season. Must be 19 to apply but prefer 21. Three
shifts available - mornings, afternoons, evenings. Employees receive golf
benefits & meal discounts. Our season typically begins April 1 and continues
through November.Please send resume with availability as well as number of
hours per week you are interested in working to drueyoung@gmail.com  **Range
Positions also available - must be 16 to apply, not involved in fall sports &
available to work evenings; golf benefits included.
 

Family Ministry Director, Ada First United Methodist
Instrumental in vision casting, planning & leading children & youth ministries. Implement our intergeneration ministry
Characteristics & Qualifications
• Commitment to growing as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Attend First UMC, seek opportunities for growth in small group, Bible study, service opportunities.
• Build relationships with youth & families.
• Growing Wesleyan theological training, understanding & experience relating to ministry & children's education.
• Pass background check, training in Safe Sanctuary policy
• 2 years experience with youth in church or related post.
Ministry
• Oversee Children, Youth & Family leaders, including staff meetings & implementation of activities & events for children, youth & families. Plan & coordinate VBS or similar program with laity and staff.
• Invite, train, empower lay volunteers to serve with children, youth & families.
• Work with children’s ministry team implementing best practices for teaching & leading SS & junior church curriculum.
• Assist family ministry team in developing, implementing scope & sequence plan for nursery to 12th grade.
• Mentor & supervise college interns working with youth.
• Build partnerships with the school, ONU, library, ReStore & other community groups.
• Attend staff meetings.
• Serve as Children, Youth & Family Ministry rep on Administrative Council. 
Salary, Benefits
• Part-time salary Position (with possibility of moving toward  FT as ministries & church grow). Salary $20,000/year plus $1,200 for continuing education & mileage reimbursement.
• Flexible schedule, 20-24 hrs per week, at least 2 hours in office during week, & Sunday requirements.
• Reports to Pastor & SPRC committee.
• 2 weeks paid vacation (including 2 Sunday per calendar year)
Apply
Send resume & references to Rev. Brandi Rigsby, Ada First UMC 301 N. Main St. Ada, OH 45810 or rigsby@adaumc.org by March 1.

NURSING OPPROTUNITY - Physician medical office/Medical Assistant (MA) - Full time Office hours are 8:30 am until 5:00 pm (or until the physician is done seeing patients) Monday through Friday and 8:30 am until 12:00 pm Saturday.  Hours may be expanded in the event of other employee’s vacations or sick leave.
PURPOSE OF THIS POSITION
Under the supervision of the Physician, assist in minor office procedures, injections, phlebotomy, lab procedures, sterilization of instruments and clerical duties.
JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Duty 1: Manages daily patient and provider flow
Duty 2: Assist Physician with patient care as required
Duty 3: Ensure that exam rooms are prepared for each visit
Duty 4: Able to know, understand and follow directions as given by the provider
Duty 5: Conduct vital signs, audiometry, visual acuity urinalysis, EKG, injections and lab draws
Duty 6: Schedule patient appointments, update demographic information
Duty 7: Assist provider with chart documentation
Duty 8: Take and respond to phone calls from patients as needed
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Medical Assistant Certification preferred
Typing and medical terminology experience preferred
Good communication skills
Please mail your resume to:
Human Resources, PO Box 319, Arlington, OH 45814-0319

Wendy's of Bluffton has openings. Competitive pay, advancement opportunities, employee meal discounts.
You may apply now at:
EZ Apply
Txt 419-962-3029
Code: 10522

Blanchard Valley Health System - To view career openings in the Blanchard Valley Health System please click here.

OHIO MEANS JOBS is an agency of the State of Ohio.
• CLICK HERE to view jobs listed within 10 miles of BLUFFTON.
• CLICK HERE to view jobs listed within 10 miles of ADA.

Ohio Northern University -  Office of Human Resources, 525 S.. Main St., Ada, Ohio 45810, employment opportunities. Click here for current job postings.
 

Two giant Bluffton garage sales -

SHANNON Service Club sale
The sale is from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22, and from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 23, at The Centre, 601 N. Main St., Bluffton. The sale includes dozens of tables from vendors who will offer a large assortment of items. Admission $1; 12 and under free.

Senior Citizens sale
The sale is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, and Friday, Feb. 22. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to noon. On Monday Feb. 25, whatever is left over is half price until 2 p.m. No admission charge.

Vintage Franciscan Apple Dinnerware, 62 pieces - excellent condition, Text 419-348-0033 for complete list. $350.00

Receive 10 pounds of free vegetables with every $100 spent on a meat package at The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., Bluffton. Call 419-369-4264 to place your order. More details here.

ALL SERVICE AERATION - Complete aeration and septic tank services. Pumping, rooting, jetting, portable toilets, 129 Lake St., Bluffton, Randy Matter, 419-358-6815.

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