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"Mission Impossible" and "We Bought A Zoo" shown at Shannon Jan. 20 - 26

Peter Suter of Shannon Theatre announced that "Mission Impossible" (PG-13) and "We Bought A Zoo" (PG) are showing at the theatre from January 20 - 26.

Show times follow:

Mission Impossible (PG-13)

Each evening at 7:00 and 9:30 PM.

We Bought a Zoo (PG)

Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30 and 4:00 PM.


Margaret Thompson named AVP/ Branch Operations Coordinator at Citizens National Bank

Margaret Thompson

Margaret Thompson has joined Citizens National Bank as Assistant Vice President/ Branch Operations Coordinator.

In this role, she is responsible for the daily retail operations function at CNB and will be working with all the branches in the bank's 10-county area.


New councilman Joe Sehlhorst: "Politics in Bluffton is a town pride thing"

Joe Sehlhorst

You might call Joe Sehlhorst a true "man about town." He seems to be everywhere. Sehlhorst earlier this month added one more line to his hometown resume when he joined Bluffton council on Jan. 9.

He credits his family as a major reason that he sought the office, but we all know it's lots more than that.

"My great uncles, Bob, Gene and Jim Benroth always took pride in Bluffton. I knew it was home and I wanted to get involved," he said. "Politics in Bluffton is more of a town pride thing."


Blanchard Valley Hospital adds new nuclear medicine technology

Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, has purchased a nuclear medicine scanner that provides high-quality images that describe both the nature and precise location of disease. This equipment helps physicians quickly and accurately diagnose conditions such as heart disease and cancerous tumors.

The new nuclear medicine scanner, called the Infinia Hawkeye 4, is an innovative hybrid scanner that provides enhanced images through a quick and painless scan that exposes the patient only to the necessary radiation dose.


Kodak teeters on the brink - just negative thoughts

By Fred Steiner

The Wall Street Journal headline read: "Kodak Teeters on the Brink." Reading this, my mind did a long, fast reverse. It stopped somewhere in 1970, inside the Bowling Green State University journalism dark room.

There I heard Jim Gordon, our photo professor, tell our Photojournalism 201 class, "There will always be film." Professor Gordon wouldn't lie. He may have even suggested we buy Kodak stock, but I'm not certain about that.


Jan Basinger: Bluffton EMS registered 489 total runs in 2011

It was a very busy year for Bluffton EMS. Jan Basinger, chief, provided The Icon with the 2011 annual run totals. Here's a summary of the year:

The department responded to 475 calls, transported 343 patients and had 143 no transport runs for a total of 489 runs for the year.

The busiest month was June with 60 calls. The majority of all calls - 376 - were medical related. The department responded to 51 fire calls. Ten of its calls resulted in a Life Flight run.

To view the entire 2011 EMS run list, open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


Julia Szabo guest performer in Lima Symphony's Mozart by Candlelight

Julia Szabo of Bluffton, will perform with the Lima Symphony Orchestra in its Mozart by Candlelight concert at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Lima, and again at 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 22, at St. Mary's Church, Defiance.

Szabo will perform three vocal solos with the orchestra. These include:
* "Non piu di fiori" from La Clemenza di Tito, K. 621
* "Non so piu cosa son, cosa faccio" from Le Nozze di Figaro, K. 492
* "Non ho colpa" from Idomeneo


American Girl Doll tea party at Rhythm in Motion Dance Centre Feb. 5

Rhythm in Motion Dance Centre, 222 N. Main St., Ada, will host a themed American Girl Doll tea party in February, according to Darcey Schneider, studio owner.

The event is from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 5, at the Ada studio.


Dennis Warren 1958-2012

Dennis Warren

Dennis Warren, 53, of Gilboa, died at 10:12 p .m. Jan. 16, 2012, at Bridge Hospice, Findlay. He was born In Lima, Ohio, on Sept. 10, 1958, to the late Donald and Joyce (Ewing) Warren.


Robert Sielschott announces creation of "Small Business Policy Blog"

Robert E. Sielschott, CPA, of Sielschott, Walsh, Keifer & Regula, Inc., has announced the publication of a new blog titled "The Small Business Policy Blog."

Sielschott intends to draw on his exposure to the small business community through his professional practice, his chairmanship of the National Federation of Independent Business Association, Allen County Area Action Council, and his interaction with politicians, regulators and taxing authorities.