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June 25, 2019

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Lions in busy recycling mode

Hearing aids, batteries, ink cartridges, used glasses, phones, aluminum cans and flags

Bluffton Lions Club has had a busy recyclling year.


Do you tell your doctor the truth?

Most people lie to their doctors, according to a new study

Note: this article is provided by Ohio Northern University Healthwise Pharmacy.
If you don't give an honest answer when your doctor asks you how much you exercise, you're not alone. Many people don't tell the truth to their doctors, according to a new study.

Unfortunately, withholding or misrepresenting information to your doctor hinders his or her ability to give you optimal care. Still, 60 to 80 percent of people surveyed in this new study said they had stretched the truth or withheld information with their doctors before.


Weekend doctor: Stinging insects

By Maria Slack, MD
ENT & Allergy Specialists of Northwest Ohio
With flowers coloring the landscape and pollen filling the air, we are surrounded by the beauty of the warmer season, and the insects join in the fervor as well. Among the insects that pose both benefits and hazards, bees, hornets and wasps often stand out in our minds. We often unexpectantly encounter or are followed by these unwelcome visitors. Sometimes even within the confines of our homes, they pay a visit.

Five-week Family Music class starts June 27 in Ada

FROM ADA ICON - "There is still time to sing and dance this summer!" says Vicki Mills.

Miss Vicki's Music Studio, 2613 State Route 81, Ada, will run a five-week Family Music class for babies to 5 year olds and their parent/caregiver. 

The class runs from Thursdays, June 27 to Aug. 1, from 5:30 - 6:10 p.m. 


Old Homestead Soaps and Lotions offers natural, paraben-free products

Made with goat's milk

By Liz Gordon-Hancock
Bluffton Farmers Market is the place to be on Saturday mornings in town. According to the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce, our town "boast  the best farmers market in northwest Ohio." 

In celebration of our small but mighty farmers market, the Icon will feature a vendor each week over the course of the summer.

This week's feature vendor is Old Homestead Soaps and Lotions.


Big opportunities

Elizabeth Luersman: "Bluffton is really good at preparing education majors to be in the classroom.”

Elizabeth Luersman, a 2019 Bluffton University graduate, followed her big sister to Bluffton and now she’s following her into the professional world of teaching, but along the way, Luersman forged her own path and took advantage of all the opportunities available at Bluffton.

In the fall, she will start her journey as an art teacher at Lima Central Catholic High School.  

“I feel prepared to be a teacher,” said Luersman, an art education major from Ottoville, Ohio. “Bluffton is really good at preparing education majors to be in the classroom.”