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Paul Gossard was retired from Cooper Tire

Paul Frederick Gossard, 85, died May 24, 2020, at Mennnonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.  Paul was born Dec. 20, 1934 in Mt. Victory, Ohio, to the late Everet Merrel and Mildred Roxie (King) Gossard.  On June 18, 1960, he married Linda Duncan Gossard, who preceded him in death on Nov. 27, 2010. 

Paul retired from Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, Findlay, after 30 years and drove vehicles for Nienberg Auto Sales and Magnum Trucking Equipment after retirement.  Paul was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  

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Today's BHS seniors in the spotlight

Here's today's installment of the Bluffton High School Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight. Each weekday until the end of May the Icon will feature photos and future plans for four BHS seniors.  Students will be featured in a four-set random order. 

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OHSAA to expand football playoffs in 2021

Board of Directors approves expansion from 8 to 12 qualifiers per region

During its May meeting Wednesday afternoon, the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to expand the OHSAA football playoffs from eight schools per region to 12 beginning in the 2021 season. The 9-0 affirmative vote was given to a recommendation from the OHSAA staff, which was based on a proposal from the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association.

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Today's BHS seniors in the spotlight

Here's today's installment of the Bluffton High School Class of 2020 Senior Spotlight. Each weekday until the end of May the Icon will feature photos and future plans for four BHS seniors.  Students will be featured in a four-set random order. 

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Weekend doctor: The rise of spring allergies: Fact or fiction?

Each spring isn’t necessarily worse than the last

By Maria Slack, MD, MMSc
This spring allergy season could be the worst yet, or at least that is what you might hear or be feeling. Every year is particularly bad for allergy sufferers, but are spring allergies this year really worse?

While it’s true that allergies are on the rise and affecting more Americans than ever, each spring isn’t necessarily worse than the last. The prevalence of allergies is surging upward, with as many as 30 percent of adults and up to 40 percent of children having at least one allergy.

Rhodes State hosts manufacturing certification program

Rhodes State College is offering a special eight-week Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) and Certified Production Technician (CPT) Programs for high school students interested in an Ohio In-demand Manufacturing Career.

This summer program provides high school students with an alternative pathway to graduation. Students will earn four college credits and a 12-point industry-recognized credential toward graduation. 

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