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Quick change suspect driving Pontiac Sunfire

Bluffton police have issued the following alert to Icon viewers:
• Quick change suspect
• White male, 20-30yrs, 5'9, 165, tattoos on both arms, driving pontiac sunfire.
• Call 911 if encountering suspect

Contact Information:
Chief Rick Skilliter

(This message posted at 6:51 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10)



Peter Carlson named HCAC Men's Soccer Player of the Week


Bluffton University sophomore Peter Carlson (Toledo/Springfield) has been named the HCAC men's soccer Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 9, 2012. It marked Bluffton's first men's soccer Player of the Week since 2008 when Nate Flath took home the honor.

Red Cross begins volunteer recruitment drive; Disaster College set Sept. 28-30 in Lima

With hurricane season fully underway and tornadoes, flooding and home fires an ever-present threat, the American Red Cross is asking the public to consider learning more about becoming a disaster volunteer this year.

“Having a trained, prepared, and ready-to-help team of volunteers is one of the most valuable resources a community can rely on when disaster strikes,” said Brenda Mead, Emergency Services Manager for the American Red Cross in Allen, Auglaize and Hardin Counties.  “Often, it takes a disaster, such as Hurricane Isaac, to remind people that volunteers are needed.”

Findlay First Presbyterian announces 33rd annual artists series schedule

First Presbyterian Church, Findlay, announces its 2012-13 artist series, now in its 33rd season.

Four programs make up this year’s series. They are:


Bluffton Galaxy and Bluffton Breakers win

Black Swamp Soccer 
Sept. 8

 U-10 Girls:  Bluffton Galaxy 7 - Riverdale Sonics 0
U-8 Girls:  Bluffton Breakers 20 - Ada Lady Dawgs 3


Mark Delisle wins Icon football contest week 3; Duane Bollenbacher, Luke Amstutz, cumulative leaders

Nine contestants correctly picked 13 games in this week's Bluffton Icon football contest. Mark Delisle was declared the winner by being the only person to correctly pick Bluffton's loss by 1-7 points in the first tie-breaker. 

Other contestants:


Men's soccer: Peter Carlson nets game-winner with seven seconds left


Stats http://staging.bluffton.edu/sports/menssoccer/2012/09-08-ms.htm

The Bluffton University men's soccer team scored twice in the final eight minutes to upend Shawnee State 2-1 on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. The Beavers (1-2) picked up their first win of the season as Shawnee stayed winless at 0-5.

The home team posted an 11-6 edge in first half shots, but the match remained scoreless after 45 minutes of action. The Bears used a Luke Purpero direct kick in minute 62 to go up 1-0.

Soccer: Unbeaten Bath too much for Bluffton

Bath defeated Bluffton girls' in soccer 8-0 on Sept. 8. Bath dominated the game by producing numerous shots on goal. Bluffton could not penetrate to get the offense going.

Game stats
Halftime: Ba, 5-0 Goals: (Ba) Collins, (Ba) Gesler, (Ba) Dackin, (Ba) Sarah Blasiman, (Ba) Alyssa Manly, (Ba) Alyssa Manly, (Ba) Jocelyn Ayers, (Ba) Bok. Assists: (Ba) Dackin, (Ba) Schroeder.

Shots on Goal: Ba, 33-1. Corner Kicks: Ba, 7-0,Saves: Ba,Brandon (1); Bl,Abbey Heslep (23), Emily Schwager (2)


#17 Baldwin-Wallace takes down Beavers 45-13


By Evan Skilliter, sports information assistant

Stats http://www.bluffton.edu/sports/football/2012/09-08-12.htm

The Bluffton University football team traveled to Berea on Saturday, Sept. 8, to take on the 17th ranked Baldwin-Wallace Yellow Jackets in a non-conference matchup. The Beavers (1-1) struggled against a Yellow Jacket team that finished 8-2 a year ago, falling to the hosts 45-13 in Balwin-Wallace’s season opener.