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BVHS implements Resuscitation Quality Improvement program

Blanchard Valley Heath System announced this month that it is implementing the Resuscitation Quality Improvement program (RQI), co-developed by the American Heart Association (AHA) and Laerdal Medical.

The program's purpose is to achieve sustained mastery of high-quality CPR skills and competency, resulting in improved patient outcomes.

Robert Jorg 1967 - 2020

Robert Andrew Jorg, 53, of LaGrange, Indiana, died Dec. 8, 2020, at Parkview North Hospital, Fort Wayne. 

Bob was born in Troy, Ohio, on Sept. 5, 1967,  to Paul Allen Jorg and Marcia Louise (VanDoren) Jorg, who survive him on Hamilton Lake, Hamilton, Indiana, sister, Tracey Jorg Rollison and brother-in-law Douglas Rollison of Indianapolis.

He is also survived by one nephew, Alexander Rollison and two nieces, Bella and Gemma Rollison, also of Indianapolis.


With ultra-low rates, should you still invest in bonds?

By Ryan DeMarco
Financial advisor

If you’ve been investing for many years and you’ve owned bonds, you’ve seen some pretty big changes on your financial statements. In 2000, the average yield on a 10-year U.S.

Treasury security was about 6%; in 2010, it had dropped to slightly over 3%, and for most of 2020, it was less than 1%. That’s an enormous difference, and it may lead you to this question: With yields so low on bonds, why should you even consider them?


Gov. DeWine: "This is an embarrassment to our country"

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has issued the following statement on the situation at the U.S. Capitol:

"This is an embarrassment to our country.  This must stop immediately. 

"The President should call for the demonstrators to leave our Capitol Building. The final step in the constitutional process of electing our president has been disrupted.

"The stopping of the count of the Electoral College votes has occurred because the security of the U.S. Capitol has been breached by a violent mob.  

2020 village building permits reached $4.4 million

80 permits filed • largest project was $953,185 for Dunkin Donuts building

Bluffton’s 2020 building permits totaled $4.4 million, according to information provided to the Icon by the Village of Bluffton.

The 80 building permits totaled $4,477,874, including:
• $3,459,843 – residential
• $1,018,031– commercial/industrial
• $33,550– demolitions

All 2020 permits were in Allen County. The single largest construction project was a permit filed totaling $953,185 by Danop LTD, (Dunkin Donuts), and a $18,650 filing by this company to demolish the Burger King building.

Phased approached to prioritize vaccine distribution

Ohio has 3 times the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations it had on Nov. 1 and nearly 7 times the number it had on Oct. 1

Here are updates on Ohio's response to the COVID-19 pandemic from the governor's office. 

Because the availability of the vaccine remains limited in Ohio and across the country, Ohio is taking a phased approach that prioritizes the most vulnerable citizens, those in the healthcare field, and school staff members.

Phase 1A, which is currently underway, includes approximately 1 million Ohioans. 

It is anticipated that vaccine distribution in Phase 1B will begin as Phase 1A begins to wind down.