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January 21, 2017


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Free tire rotation with purchase of oil change at Bluffton Auto Repair Center

Stratton Auto Group, N. Main St., Bluffton, is offering a free tire rotation with the purchase of an oil change.

All you need to do is to mention that you saw the offer on The Icon.

Stratton's now includes Main Street Rentals, Stratton Auto, and Bluffton Service Center>

Call 419-358-0303 to schedule your oil change and free tire rotation.

Remember to tell them you saw the ad on The Icon


Lima Building and Construction Trades Council donates Husky golf outing

$58,800 was raised by the Lima Building and Construction Trades and its contractor partners at the annual Husky golf outing held July 25. Last year’s golf outing raised a record $132,000. 

“We are pleased that the Lima Building and Construction Trades Council and our signatory contractors are responsible for such a large percentage of the funds raised at the Husky golf outing.


Stratton Auto Group expands into former Kirtland's Auto Sales

Stratton Auto Sales, 220 N. Main St., has expanded its services and has a new name, reflecting this expansion, according to Shawn and Jay Stratton, owners.

Under the new name of Stratton Auto Group, the business now operates Stratton Auto Sales, Main Street Rentals and Bluffton Auto Repair Center.

“We are very excited about our expansion and look forward to continuing to serve current customers and add new ones,” said Shawn and Jay.


Boutique 415 holds tax free weekend sale

Boutique 415, located at 415 N. Main St., is holding a tax free weekend sale, according to Joan Frederick, of the shop.

The following items are on sale:
• $10 off Jag jeans
• 20 % off spring and summer apparel
• 20 % off Organic Earth Creation tees
• 20 % off all scarves, hats and shoes

Check out sale items at Facebook.com/Boutique415

Ohio Senate Bill 243 enacted a one-time sales tax holiday to occur only in 2015. The holiday starts on Friday, Aug. 7, and ends on Sunday, Aug. 9.


Smith Realty announces two new residential listings

Smith Realty Professionals, 147 N. Main St., Bluffton, announce two new residential listings, according to Larry Smith.

103 Hawthorn Ct., Bluffton
The three-bedroom, ranch, has a $249,900 list price. Open the attachment below for more details. Contact Lorrinda Smith for details at 419-358-5450.

314 Lincoln St., Mt. Cory
The 1 1/2 story residence in the Cory-Rawson school district has a list price of $79,500. Contact Candace Myers for details at 419-358-4910. Open the attachment below for more details.


Citizens National Bank offers mobile banking for businesses on smartphones

Citizens National Bank now offers a service that provides mobile banking for businesses on smartphones.

This free service is available to any customer who uses Online for Business, CNB’s business online banking package. Authorized users can approve transactions, monitor accounts and even make mobile deposits.

Customers simply need to search the App Store or Google Play for “Citizens National Bank Business” and download the app, login with their current online banking credentials and begin banking.


Lu Lu's Diner owner: "We couldn't have asked for a better opening day"

“How exciting is this? Everyone is amazing. We couldn’t have asked for a better opening day. We were busy all day.”

That’s how Justin Musil of Bluffton’s newest business, Lu Lu’s Diner, talked about the diner’s opening day on July 27.

The diner, at 114 E. College Ave., formerly housed Ideal Images. An earlier announcement of its arrival was reason for great conversation and anticipation in Bluffton.

Tom and Sheena Dotson, of Tommy Tires, own the building and are leasing it to Justin and Amy Musil of Elida.


They are making tortillas and tortilla chips in Ada

By Amy Eddings
FROM THE ADA ICON - After nearly three decades of watching others turn his corn into tortillas and tortilla chips, Hardin County farmer Denny Hensel is doing it himself, in Ada.

His Harvest Pride Tortilla Chips were featured in the Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance’s annual Member Appreciation Day luncheon on Friday, at the chamber’s headquarters in Kenton. Chamber officials used the occasion to announce a new Farm-to-Table marketing initiative that they hope will spawn similar agribusiness efforts here.


Have outdoor grilling needs? Call The Dough Hook

Marlena Ballinger of The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., Bluffton, reminds viewers to get their outdoor grilling needs from The Dough Hook.

The Dough Hook
117 N. Main St.


First National Bank hosts Social Security Workshop Aug. 11

First National Bank and First National Financial Services will conduct a Social Security Workshop Tuesday, Aug. 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Findlay Inn and Suites, 200 E. Main Cross Street, Findlay.

The workshop features Matt Simpson from BlackRock, who will provide general education about Social Security benefits, strategies on how to receive Social Security benefits and will walk through individual options. The workshop is free, includes dinner, and is open to the public.