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June 18, 2019

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Thursday evening meeting to hear AEP Ohio's local study

Upgrades and new power substation under consideration

AEP Ohio is considering improvements to increase electric reliability and support economic development in the Bluffton surrounding area.

The utility company will hold a public meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 13, in the Bluffton middle school to inform residents of feasibility upgrades proposed in Allen and Hancock counties.

Bridging the gap

Hog Creek bridge over Allen-Hardin County Line Road moving toward the finish line

The bridge over Hog Creek on Hardin County Road 15, west of Ada, is stil closed, but is moving toward the finish line this month.

The bridge is undergoing a rehabilitation, according to Luke Underwood of the county engineer’s office.

The project, estimated at $220,314, includes work handled by the county and U.S. Bridge of Cambridge. A portion of the cost is covered by a grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission. The U.S. Bridge portion of the project is estimated at $170,314 and the county's share is $50,000.

Creation Ministries presentation June 23 at Pandora Missionary

Pandora Missionary Church, 300  Rocket Ridge, Pandora, will host a program titled “Dinosaurs and Fossils: Amazing Evidence for Creation” on Sunday, June 23, at the church, according to Matt Steiner, pastor.

The guest speaker is from Creation Ministries International, Powder Springs, Georgia. Programs are during the 10:30 a.m. morning worship service and at 7 p.m.


Swiss Day is June 23

Swiss Day is Sunday, June 23.

The public is invited to bring a hot and cold dish for a potluck  at 12:30 p.m., June 23, at Ebenezer Mennonite Church, 8905 Columbus Grove Road.

The program "Swiss Roots and Beaver Branches - A Bluffton Family Tree" will be presented by Carrie Phillips of Bluffton University. Watch the Icon for more details soon



BHS 1979 class reunion on Saturday

Bluffton High School class of 1979 will hold its 40th reunion on Saturday, June 15, at the Bluffton Sportsmen's Club house on Spring Street, according to Jerry Shaw. The reunion begins at noon. Call or e-mail Shaw for more details at jrshaw1961@outlook.com or call 937-623-9753.


Rocket drive-in movie at library on June 19

Kids are encouraged to create their own rockets to bring to a "Rocket drive-in" movie at the Bluffton Public Library on Wednesday, June 19 at 1 p.m.  Kids will be watching "Muppets in Space" (rated G) in the lower level meeting room. 

Popcorn and snacks will be provided.