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June 23, 2018

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Friday afternoon accident on SR 103

Bluffton police, fire and EMS were at the scene of an accident along State Route 103 just east of Interstate 75. This is the scene at about 4:30 p.m. on Friday. A silver-grey SUV struck a utility pole, breaking it. (Ken Collins photo)


Don't check out of town - check "the week ahead"

New weekend feature only on the Bluffton Icon

Who said that it's just a long, hot summer? There's plenty of events in Bluffton this summer and in the week ahead.

For example, there's:
• Swiss Day
• Foodie Tuesday
• Bike rodeo
• Cars and coffee
• Farmers' market
• Craft sale at the senior center
• BFR programs

You can read about all these events and additional ones in our weekend feature "The Week Ahead." It's the next think below on your screen!


Enthusiast Auto Source owner says "expect the unexpected"

C-R grad is Bluffton's newest business owner; located on Vance Street

A new Bluffton business, selling automobiles, opened this month at 142 Vance Street and Kyle Andrus, owner, says to “expect the unexpected.”

With a name like “Enthusiast Auto Source,” the 2005 Cory-Rawson grad has a car niche all his own.

“I buy, fix and sell cars that are mostly rare, unique and in limited number,” he says.

Put another way, his business Facebook states: We specializes in rare, unique, performance and oddball vehicles that enthusiasts are passionate about. Whatever type of car you are into, we can probably help find a vehicle for you.


Next Foodie Tuesday next week

12 confirmed at The Centre on June 26

The next "Foodie Tuesday" is June 26 at The Centre, according to Stacy Stumbaugh.

It's a food truck event held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Centre, 601 N. Main St.

On the 26th, all who attend may chose dinners from the following food trucks:
• Fat Kid BBQ
• Kings Concessions
• Smokin’ Dick’s BBQ
• Dixie Girl
• Lugibihl Ice Cream
• Ricks Shack Outback
• Taco Fiesta Hinojosa
• Kona-Ice
• The Food Store
• Bubba C BBQ
• A to Z Meats
• N & H Concessions


Several ODOT constructions project underway

Will impact local traffic

Several Ohio Department of Transportation construction projects impact local traffic in the next few weeks. Those follow:

• Interstate 75 southbound, north of state Route 613, Findlay, will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for guardrail repair. Work is scheduled to occur on June 28. Work is being performed by the ODOT roadway services department and the ODOT Hancock County maintenance garage.

Council street and alleys committee meets Monday

Bluffton council's streets, alleys, lights and sidewalks committee will meet at 5:30 p.m., Monday, June 25, according to Laura Ewing, village fiscal officer. The meeting is in the third floor of the town hall.