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March 17, 2018

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YFC-USA president at St. John Mennonite missioins fest'

Saturday and Sunday, March 17-18

St. John Mennonite Church mission festival Saturday and Sunday, March 17 and 18, features Dan Wolgemuth, president of Youth for Christ-USA.

Wolgemuth will share about the ministry of Youth for Christ. In addition, other area mission organizations will be represented.

The weekend schedule follows:
• Saturday, March 17 - Men’s and women’s breakfast, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., in the church gymnasium.
• Sunday, March 18 – 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. service


An 1880s manufacturing business in Bluffton

Owned by Romey and Steinhower - made cabinets

Note: The Icon acquired a manuscript titled “A Brief History of Bluffton’s Industrial Developments.” This publication was prepared by the classes in Marketing and Small Business Administration from Bluffton College, under the director of Dr. Howard Raid. Publication date is May 1959. We’ve updated some current addresses so viewers may identify locations.

Romey and Steinhower Manufacturing 1880s-1895

Henry Allen Romey and a Mr. Steinhower started a furniture manufacturing business in Bluffton in the 1880s.


Bluffton's first school buses

Did you ever wonder when Bluffton first provided school buses to rural students? The answer is here.

In the 1930-31 school year two vehicles were put in service. Later in the year another joined the fleet. Two additional buses were added in 1931-32. Here are the first five school buses taken during the 1933-34 school year.

Drivers standing beside their buses from left, Francis Basinger, Jerome Herr, Jesse Yoakam, Robert Amstutz, Chris Gratz and Richard Bixel (absent).

Heminger HeartCare provides exceptional care

The Jane and Gary Heminger HeartCare Center, located within Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay, continues to be under the national average for “door to balloon” time. 

Heminger HeartCare has a “door to balloon” time of 56 minutes. The national average is 60 minutes. This means it takes 56 minutes or less for the team at Blanchard Valley Hospital to re-establish blood flow to the heart muscle. 

Former university dean speaks March 27

About ethics and decision making

Dr. William J. Hawk ’72, professor of philosophy and ethical reasoning in action at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va., will present an Alumni Forum at 11 a.m. on Tuesday,  March 27, in Yoder Recital Hall. 

During his presentation, “Getting Past ‘What Happens in the Ethics Classroom Stays in the Ethics Classroom’: A Strategy for Better Decision Making,” Hawk will discuss research that suggests ethics instruction can improve real-world decision making.  

Jefferson Street bridge slated for 2019 replacement

Reports from personnel, streets and finance committees also on Monday's council agenda

Bluffton council will act on legislation on Monday that will put into motion the replacement of the Jefferson Street bridge over Riley Creek.

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) project is on the 2019 project calendar.

ODOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will pay for the bridge replacement. Should the village request certain features not in the ODOT-FHWA plans, the village will pay for those features.

A start date and projected completion date are not yet determined.