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The Icon spotted KARCHER on a cherry-red Ford Focus wagon in Ada. It has a Bluffton University sticker on the window


Meet Bluffton HS's spring scholar athletes

Track, baseball, softball, boys' tennis

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
Several Bluffton High School athletes were honored as the Northwest Conference named Spring Scholar Athletes this week.  To be eligible, a player must letter in their sport.  Gold level is earned by a GPA of 3.5-4.0 and Silver level is 3.00-3.49 during the season. 


Town hall due for exterior masonry update

Sidewalk connectivity projects begin week of June 18

Bluffton council will hear updates from the village administrator on several projects underway this month during the Monday council session.

According to Jesse Blackburn, village administrator, E. Lee Construction will perform exterior masonry maintenance to the town hall. The work includes cleaning the building, tuck-pointing, brick replacement, stone repair, sealants and caulk joint replacement, window cleaning and adding one coat of water repellent to the building.

The day the zoo came to town

And along came sea urchines, sea stars, a hedgehog and lots more

Photos and story by
Lauren Canaday

The Toledo Zoo came to the Bluffton Public Library on Monday.

Youth attending the program met sea urchins, crabs, sea stars, a hedgehog, a Silkie Chicken rooster, and a Virgin Islands tree boa snake.

"The Bluffton community definitely loves to learn about animals, and it showed yesterday because we had over 150 attendees."

K-9 officer participates in first incident

Officers requested K9 assistance on a traffic stop in the area of Interstate 75 near Bentley Road. A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a large amount of paraphernalia and marijuana.

Here's the Bluffton police department docket for May.

May 3
University officials reported a criminal trespass to police.

May 5
Officers arrested Andrea L. Gossard, 25, Ottawa, for driving under suspension following a traffic stop in 500 block of North Main Street for an equipment violation. The case is pending in Lima Municipal Court.

An Ottawa resident was issued a citation for possession of marijuana during a traffic stop. The case is pending in Lima Municipal Court.


Coalition collecting items for children of Sandusky workers arrested

Donations may be dropped off today at First Mennonite Church

In response to the chaos of the aftermath of the raid by ICE agents at Corso's Flower and Garden Center in Sandusky, Ohio, on Tuesday, a state-wide coalition is collecting items for the children of workers arrested and detained.