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Here are this week's luncheon specials at The Inn at ONU

Here are this week's lunch specials at The Inn at ONU, Ada.

The Inn offers "Fresh Selections" Monday through Friday starting at 11:30 AM.
Enjoy our Pub menu along with a variety of daily specials.  To ensure a quality dining experience, The Inn requests reservations.  Please call 419.772.2500

Monday, March 24th
Classic B.L.T.: Bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayonnaise on Texas toast.
Spring Salad: Spring greens with Feta cheese, walnuts, dried cherries, and
mandarin oranges.  Tossed in fat free raspberry vinaigrette.


Bluffton's cash mobs get better each month - check out the March 26 deals

Bluffton’s monthly cash mob is growing. And, wait until you see this month's deals.

The next cash mob is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 26, with The Curling Iron, 129 N. Main St., as the host business.

Here are the special offers The Curling Iron will provide:

Annalee Shepler's 674 high series for women at Southgate

Annalee Shepler bowled games of 258 and 225 and a high series of 674 at Southgate Lanes for the week ending March 21.


For all high game and high series for men and women' bowlers, open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


Jeanne's Kitchen Specials, March 25-28

We are taking orders for hot cross buns, Easter cut-out cookies, Italian Easter pie, homemade bread, and rolls.  Call Jeanne at 419-234-8650 to place your order.


Broccoli cheddar soup
Greek chicken kabobs over rice
Roast beef BLT
Arugula salad with fresh fruit and chicken

Italian chicken rice soup
Fresh fish platter
Turkey avocado club
BLT salad


Fill 'er up at Hardwick's Marathon


You are looking at Lloyd Hardwick standing beside a 1954 Kaiser Darrin sports car. The photo was taken during one of the early Bluffton car shows. Hardwick's Marathon station was located where the A to Z Meats is today.

The building was modified and no longer has the "drive through" effect to fill your car tank at 30 cents a gallon or less.

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Selected articles from the Icon are included when you use the Google "news" filtering option or news app. You'll find the Icon as well as the Toledo Blade, LimaOhio.com, and other regional news sources when you search for Bluffton, Ohio, news.

Lentil Soup with Lemon and Spinach

Lentil Soup with Lemon and Spinach
(Makes approximately 5-6 servings)

1 tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp. cumin
1 c. red or brown lentils, rinsed
5 c. water (or vegetable or chicken broth)
1/8 c. fresh parsley
1 c. fresh spinach leaves
Zest of 1/2 lemon or 1/2 tsp. dried lemon zest
Juice of one lemon or 1 1/2 tbsp. lemon juice
Salt and pepper, to taste


Joe Goodman was an Air Force veteran who served in the Korean Conflict

Joe L. Goodman, 82, of Bluffton died at 7:55 a.m. March 22, 2014, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. He was born Dec. 10, 1931, in Bluffton to the late Walter and Bessie Emans Goodman. On June 29, 1956, he married Lois L. Amstutz and she survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Lisa (Robert) Hetzer of Dayton, two sons, Joe (Julie) Goodman of Marysville, Jerry (Susan) Goodman of Fostoria, eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren, a sister, Colleen Hight of Pandora, two brothers-in law, Chuck (Janice) and Butch (Iva) Amstutz.


Bluffton University part of ‘Collaborative MBA’

Business and organizational personnel who want to develop their leadership skills, enhance productivity and increase profits while contributing to the common good now have the chance to enroll in an MBA program like no other.

Three institutions affiliated with the Mennonite Education Agency—Bluffton  University, Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia and Goshen (Ind.) College—have joined forces to launch “The Collaborative MBA” to shape transformative leaders.

American Legion Post recognizes oratorical contest winner and several golf scramble sponsors

Two major sponsors of the Bluffton American Legion Post 382 golf scramble fundraiser were recognized recently.

Sam Reineke, representing the post, presented plaques to Stratton Auto and Tommy Tire for their generous support for the Bluffton American Legion Golf Scramble.

"Without all of our sponsors, this worthy project would not be possible," said Denny Morrison of the Post. 

In addition, the Legion recently recognized Sarah Schriner, Bluffton High School senior, who won the Post's oratorical contest.