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Here's a video of Life Flight helicopter leaving Aug. 26 I-75 accident

Here's a second video of the Aug. 26 Interstate 75 accident north of Bluffton.

Click here for the latest story on the accident, that involved a Life Flight helicopter flight.

This video was made by Andrew Rogers.


Pedestrian safety snarls traffic at College and Main

By Paula Scott

If you walk in Bluffton on a regular basis—whether you are getting from one place to another or are walking for your health—you’ve probably been both frightened and mad. Frightened by drivers who don’t even glance your way. Mad if you know that state law requires drivers to yield to pedestrians.

Rick Skilliter era ends as Bluffton police chief retires

Rick Skilliter always wanted to be a policeman.

A Bluffton police officer since 1989 and police chief since 2006, Skilliter announced his retirement this week. His last day on the job was Aug. 30, using vacation days until Sept. 22, when he officially retires.

A reception, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, in the third floor of the town hall, open to the public, is his official farewell as police chief.


Football: Pirates have 6th straight win over C-R; first coaching win for Jeff Richards

For the sixth consecutive year, Bluffton defeated Cory-Rawson to open the season. 

The Pirates poured in three third quarter touchdowns to power to a 27-0 victory, the fourth time in five seasons BHS has shut out their neighbors to the north.  The win was the first career victory for head coach Jeff Richards.



It's fall - great time to buy a BFR membership

Bluffton Family Recreation invites persons to take advantage of a 12-month membership now that fall classes are starting.

A membership includes unlimited use of the facility, track, gymnasium and Fitness Center (14 years and older), plus program fee discounts, according to Joseph Beagle, director.

Here are the various membership levels. Contact BFR at 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, for complete details.

Yarn Group, Si-Fi Writers meet Sept. 1 at the library

Don't say there's not anything to do in Bluffton this fall.

Two organizational meetings are set for Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Bluffton Public Library for persons interested knitting and in science fiction/fantasy writing.

The Golden Fleece Yarn Group

Persons interested in knitting are invited to the first meeting following a summer break. The meeting is at 6 p.m.

According to the organizers: “It’s a place where needle crafts of all techniques and levels can gather to learn new techniques, share wisdom and be supportive of one another.

Check out all the awards Beaverdam Bunch 4-H took home from the fair

The Beaverdam Bunch 4-H Club came home from the Allen County Junior Fair with lots and lots of awards. Here they are:

Braeden Ackerman
Growing with the Seasons – A, First Place, County Plaque Winner

Magic of Electricity – A, First Place, County Plaque Winner, Ohio State Fair Participant       

Cierra Ackerman
Let’s Bake Quick Breads – A, Outstanding Exhibit

Ohio Birds – A, First Place, County Plaque Winner, Ohio State Fair Participant

Sports Nutrition 2 – A, Second Place


The Quarry Farm Presents "Living Side by Side"

The Quarry Farm presents "Living Side by Side" on Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. in the lower level meeting room. Registration is required. This family-friendly event will include a photographic meeting with those wild animals that hide under the porch, fly overhead, and go bump in the night, as well as a face-to-face encounter with one or more of them and one of their farm friends!

Author Visit - Kathy Burrus, author of Lovely Traces of Hope

Author Visit and Book Signing with Kathy Burrus, author of Lovely Traces of Hope will be held on Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. Kathy will share the touching inspirational story behind her new book and answer questions. She will have books available for purchase for $12.99; cash only, please.

Icon calendar now showing September events - we invite you to add your organization's events

What's on the Bluffton September calendar?

The Icon has updated its September calendar and viewers will find everything from:
• weekly organization meetings
• library programs
• community meals
• university events
• service clubs
• senior citizens
• school events
• community support groups