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June 18, 2019

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Bluffton PD, sheriff's office, search for "person of potential suicidal risk"

Subject found in rural Bluffton and taken to St. Rita's Medical Center

A person idenitifed by Bluffton police as a potential suicidal risk was taken by Bluffton EMS to St. Rita's Medical Center for a psychological evaluation as a result of self-inflicted injuries.

The occurrence took place on Tuesday, June 18. Ryan Burkholder, Bluffton police chief provide the following information to the Icon:

"Police offiers and Allen County sheriff deputies responded to the area of the Bluffton University Nature Preserve for a suicidal subject.


12 days in Kenya this spring with World Vision

Her role is to connect vulnerable children from around the world to local sponsors

As a volunteer for World Vision, a humanitarian aid, development and advocacy organization, Holly Metzger, a 2005 Bluffton University graduate, is living out the values instilled during her Bluffton education.

“The discussions we had in classes here, the cross-cultural experience and the whole Bluffton package just really encouraged my passion and drive to be part of something bigger,” said Metzger, now an enrollment counselor at Bluffton University.

Bluffton Sardines splash Ada Gators

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Bluffton summer swim team swept visiting West Ohio Aquatic League rival Ada on an overcast Monday evening.

Bluffton whipped the Ada boys 473-148, while the girls defeated the Alligator ladies 441-203.

Bluffton won the combined meet team going away, 914-351.


TT 1954

The Icon spotted TT 1954 on a black Honda CR-V in the parking lot of the Pandora Medical Center.


Paws and Craft

Bluffton Public Library invites you and your creativity to come make a craft for your pet (or make something to donate to an animal shelter) on Tuesday, June 25 from 6 to 7 p.m. in their lower level meeting room.

All materials are provided. This session is for children, ages eight and older (with adult supervision), and any adults.

The library requests you register for this event.

Lynn Gilbert 1952 - 2019

Lynn R. Gilbert, 66, of Elida, died on June 16, 2019, at The Meadows of Ottawa.  He was born on Oct. 9, 1952, in Bluffton, Ohio, to the late Donald E. and Donna J. (Welch) Gilbert.  Lynn was married to Pamela K. Webb from 1972-1981.

Lynn had 31 years of service at Lima Ford Engine Plant. He worked 8 of those years at Cooper’s former Bowling Green plant. Lynn belonged to the URW, AFGM, IVOE and UAW.