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March 17, 2018

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Rockets roar into regionals

1 – 2 – 3 – family!!! ... the Rockets come out of the huddle onto the court.

The Pandora-Gilboa High School boys’ varsity basketball team defeated Mohawk 50-31 in the Division IV regional semi-finals on Tuesday evening in Bowling Green State University's arena.

On Friday the Rockets face Crestview at BGSU. The winner advances to Columbus next weekend.

The Icon took photos of Tuesday's game and Icon viewers may open the attachmebnts to view the action. Watch the Icon over the weekend for photos of the Rockets vs. Knights in the regional finals.


BVH listed as 100 Top Hospital for sixth time

Blanchard Valley Hospital (BVH) has once again been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson HealthTM. This is the sixth time the organization has been recognized with this honor. BVHS received this distinction in 2005, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017 and now in 2018. 

Formerly known as the Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals, this study spotlights the top-performing hospitals in the United States based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data. 

Twin Peaks of Bluffton to disappear

Interstate bridge over abandoned RR slated for 2021 removal

Four Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) projects will impact traffic patterns in Bluffton over the next four years.

Jack Huber, village administrator, shared the projects with Bluffton council members on Monday.

The most significant is slated for 2021. It is the projected complete removal of the twin overpasses on Interstate 75 at Exit 142. The bridges are 0.3 miles north of Exit 142 at State Route 103.

The project involves removal of the bridges and reconstruction of the pavement over the abandoned railroad.

Riley View Apartments under new for-profit ownership

Bluffton Housing Corp., operated the complex since 1974

New name is Bluffton Riley View, Ltd.
Owner is Belmont Propertis, Cadiz, Ohio

Riley View Apartments, 115 E. College Ave., is under new ownership as of the first of the year.

Belmont Properties, Cadiz, Ohio, a for-profit organization, has taken over the ownership of the apartments from the Bluffton Housing Corp., which operated them as a non-profit since its inception in 1974.

2 former ONU staff members recall MLK visit 50 years ago

The movie "Selma," and community conversation at the library March 21

Former Ohio Northern University staff members Monty Siekerman and Alfred Cohoe will share their experiences about Dr. Martin Luther King's talk on the ONU campus in 1968 during a  program at 5 p.m., Wednesday, March 21, in the Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St., Bluffton.

Bluffton Public Library will host a community conversation and free showing of the film Selma (2014) on March 21 at 5 p.m.  

Spring Sing!

You are invited to the join our Spring Sing on Mar. 20 at 6:30 p.m. on the main level of the library.

This is a time for community members to join together in song, led by folk singer Doug Adams.

No instrument required - come and sing along!