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April 14, 2021

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Greenhorn Restaurant requesting to serve patrons on its sidewalk

Bluffton council exploring options available

Bluffton council is working the Jonah Agner, owner of Greenhorn Restaurant, as Agner has requested to serve patrons on the sidewalk in front of his business on Vine Street.

Agner’s request is to serve patrons dinners and alcohol. Council discussed the request on April 12. Council’s streets and sidewalk committee brought the request to council following a March 24 committee meeting.

The committee is requesting that pedestrians have a four-foot walk-through clearance on the sidewalk. There would also be tables positioned and a barrier in place.


Kibbee's Carryout now under 3rd generation of ownership

Mason Klingler and Chloe Blackburn say, "Come up the hill"

Bluffton's most popular business not in Bluffton, Kibbee’s Carryout, 140 County Road 313, today became a third-generation business.

Mason Klingler and Chloe Blackburn, took over ownership from Mason’s parents, Anita and Ron Klingler of Ada.

Anita said that her mother Barbara Hopson, owned Kibbee’s for seven years, and she and Ron have owned it for the past 27 years.

Mason is a 2017 Ada High School grad, and Chloe a 2018 Cory-Rawson grad, and currently is a student at the University of Toledo majoring in marketing.


Doty's Auto Repair remains open during Jefferson Street work

Doty's Auto Repair and Wheel Alignment, LLC, 180 E. Jefferson St., continues to be open and serve its customers during the Jefferson Street project, according to Mike Doty, owner.

"Customers can easily acces our shop by using the alley on East Elm Street," said Doty.

Jefferson Street is open only to local traffic while Phase II of the street reconstruction is underway, so Doty's front entrance on Jefferson Streetmay be times unavailable to customers.


Only 11 first quarter 2021 building permits

But, a giant leap from last year's covid-19 infested slow start

Bluffton’s 2021’s first quarter experienced $389,013 in building permit total figures on 11 permits filed with the village, according to Bryan Lloyd, assistant village administrator.

This is a giant leap from last year’s first-quarter covid-19 infested period, which saw four permits totally $84,804.

However, it is a far cry from the first quarter of 2019, which totaled $531,200 and $2018, which totaled $11.8 million. In 2018, GROB had a $10 building program.

Breaking down 2021 permits find one house, one accessory building plus several small projects.


This week's list

Several new “Help Wanted” advertisements are now listed on Bluffton and Ada Icons. Check Icon Classified Ad pages at: www.blufftonicon.com/classifieds.

New opening are added to this list daily. Businesses interested in listing positions available should contact info@blufftonicon.com.


GROB plans open interview event April 17

Has openings in 12 different area

GROB, 1070 Navajo Dr., Bluffton, will hold an open interview event from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 17.

GROB is looking to fill the following positions:
Electrical Final Assembly Technician
Electrical Panel Assembler
Electrical Panel Tagging Specialist
Final Assembly Technician
Fluids Technician
Electrical Debug Technician
Sub-Assembly Technician
Controls Engineer
Mechanical Engineering Detailer
Manufacturing Technology Engineer
Logistics Technician