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February 27, 2017


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Steph's Hairy Business has new phone number

Certified pet groomer

Steph's Hairy Business, 9111 Bucher Road, Rockport, has a new business phone number, according to Stephanie Davis, owner.

The new number is 419-204-2718. Davis, a certified pet groomer, specializes in small dogs, mixed breeds, bichon frise, poodles, maltse, shih tzu and terriers.

She offers full grooms, hand scissoring, nail and ear care and flea-bathing.



$50 off any set of 4 tires from Tommy Tires

Offer good until March 17

Tommy Tire, 319 N. Main St., Bluffton will give customers $50 off the purchase of any set of four passenger or light truck tires now through March 17, according to Tom Dotson.

Tell them you saw the offer in the Icon.

Tommy Tires
319 N. Main St.


In the 1870s Bluffton had needs for a water pump business

It was located on Cherry Street

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.

Philip Wilch
Maker of Water Pumps


If you see it on Pinterest or HGTV Diller's has it

Still time to get those indoor remodeling projects done

Did you know that if you see it on Pinterest or HGTV Diller's Flooring and Interior, 119 N. Main St., Bluffton, has it!

Dan Diller said that there's still time to get get those indoor remodeling projects done. Dillers has ceramic tile and hardwood for all indoor remodeling projects.

Hours are:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays
9 a.m. to noon Saturdays


Check out Stratton Auto Group's winter tire special

Stratton Auto Group, 220 N. Main St., Bluffton, continues its tire special underway this winter, according to Christian Gomes.

When purchasing four new tires, mention that you saw this offer on the Bluffton Icon. When you mention the ad you'll receive $60 off the set of four. Call 419-358-0303 for an appointment.

Stratton Auto Group
220 N. Main St.
Repair Center - 419-358-0303


Reese in Creative Financial Design investsments top 25 in 2016

Gary Reese of Faith Investment Services, Bluffton, was named among the top 25 financial advisers at Creative Financial Designs (cfd) investments in 2016.

He qualified for 2017 Presidential Advisers Group for the third year in a row. Reese was also named as December Adviser of the Month with the investment group.

cfd investments is a registered broker/dealer based in Kokomo, Ind., and is the back-office support for Reese's work at Faith Investment Services.

Faith Investment Services has been in business since 2003 and is located at 122 N. Main St., Bluffton.


20% off your next pedicure at Polished

When you take a friend with you

Polished Nail and Body Salon, 417 N. Main St., Bluffton, has a 20 percent offer now through March 31.

Here's how it works:

Schedule a pedicure with a friend and receive 20 percent off. Mention you saw this offer on the Icon, or print the coupon below and take it in with you.

Polished offers manicures, pedicures, shellac mnicures, acrylic naiils, body waxing, facials, tanning reflexology, aroma touch and women's clothing.

For an appointment phone: 419-358-0001.


Bluffton's new Mexican restaurant is "a small beautiful town"

Owner has operated El Campo in Ada for 10 years


Enrique Cabrera named his new Bluffton Mexican restaurant and cantina “A Small Beautiful Town.” That translates to Spanish as “Campito Lindo.”

Campito Lindo will open this week – perhaps as soon as Wednesday - at 142 N. Main St. The opening is pending getting final preparations in place, said Cabrera. If it is not open by Wednesday, it will certainly be open by the end of the week.


Tommy Tires Sales expands with truck and tractor division

Specializing in one-half and three-quarter ton trucks; now TYM Tractor dealership

Tommy Tire Sales launched a truck and tractor sales division this month, according to Tom Dotson, owner.

The division is located in Ada, at the intersection of State Route 235 and 309.

(Website includes current inventory)


Citizens National Bank hosts 2017 economic outlook seminars

First one is Wednesday in Bluffton

Citizens Wealth Management Group (CWMG) will host a series of free seminars in February that focus on its 2017 economic outlook. CWMG is associated with Citizens National Bank.

Deborah Boisselle, vice president investments, is the featured speaker. The first seminar is at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 1, at Citizens National Bank, 102 S. Main St., Bluffton.

Two other seminars are:
• Thursday, Feb. 2, 3 p.m., Citizens National Bank, 201 N. Main St., Lima
• Thursday, Feb. 9, noon, Country Inn and Suites, 903 Interstate Dr., Findlay