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May 28, 2016


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Utility Committee meets June 6

The Village of Bluffton’s Utility Committee will meet on Monday, June 6,  at 7 p.m. at the town hall, according to Nancy Kindle, fiscal officer.



Open house for Ada residence on Sunday

RealLiving CCR Realtors will hold an open house from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, May 22, at 935 Christopher Circle, Ada, according to Lisa Wenger, realtor.

The residence includes 3,114 square-feet of living space, four bedrooms and a two-car garage. The list price is $230,000.

For more information contact Wenger at 419-231-1823.


June 18 Spectrum Salon cut-a-thon supports Women's Good Samaritan Group

Spectrum Salon will hold a cut-a-thon Saturday, June 18, according to Mandy Kinn, owner.

The event is at the salon, 442 N. Main St., Bluffton. It takes place from 9 a.m. to noon. All proceeds go to the Women's Good Samaritan Group, Bluffton.

For more information contact Kinn at 419-358-0556.



Bluffton Bucs midget football team accepting registrations for 2016

The Bluffton Bucs midget football team is currently accepting registrations for the 2016 season.  

Parents who have a child entering grades 3-6 may register their player at www.blufftonbucs.com.  Please contact Zac Kohli at 419-306-2818 or Mitch Giesige  419-204-7291 if you have any questions.


Softball: Allen East stops Pirates in district play

Allen East defeated Bluffton in the opening district contest 6-2 on Wednesday at Bath.

Bluffton finished the season 13-7. Allen East advances at 15-13. Bluffton's runs were by Averey Rumer and Abbie Parkins. Jazmynn Wilson hit one RBI.

Sami Fruchey was the losing pitcher and ended her season at 10-6.


Meet the babies born in Bluffton from Dec. 15 to Feb. 29

The Icon is getting caught up with births at the Bluffton Hospital. Click here for photos of these babies.


Vancrest of Ada grand opening Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m.

Vancrest of Ada will host a community open house from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, May 22, according to Mark A. White, president of Vancrest Management Corp.

The $6 million Vancrest of Ada nursing home includes 56,000-square-foot. When full, it will have 50 beds for skilled nursing care and 32 assisted living units within the main facility. Rehab services will be available when it opens. Vancrest of Ada will employ 75 to 85 people.

The facility is located West North Avenue (State Route 81), across from Ada schools.


HCAC releases All-Conference Baseball

May 17, 2016

All-HCAC release

BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University baseball team had four of its members named Honorable Mention All-Heartland Conference when the post-season hardware was handed out on Tuesday, May 17. Seniors Travis Clark (Lima/Central Catholic) and Jason Colliver (Beavercreek) were joined by juniors Luke Hickey (Toledo/Whitmer) and Taylor Gambrell (Bowling Green) as the awards were announced following the 2016 season.

June is busting out all over with Bluffton events - here info about the Relay for Hope

Lots of June events are on Bluffton’s calendar. One is the area relay for hope. Watch the Icon for details on several other June events taking place in Bluffton.

Here are the details.

The Bluffton Area Relay for Hope takes place Friday and Saturday, June 24-25, at Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road, according to Lynda Best, chairperson.

According to Best, “This year’s theme is ‘Courage.’ Relay Courage shirts are available for purchase at Village Cut & Curl and Polished. All proceeds from the event go to Bluffton Relay for Life.