• It's Banned Books Week - take a trip to the Bluffton Public Library - the display will surprise you!

Where Bluffton gets its news!

Viewer of the Week

Grace Nickels

September 28, 2016


Most Recent Poll

Where did you attend or graduate from college? (If it's not listed add you school at the bottom)

Poetic License

Spotted this plate in Ada. Working on a mean, but we need help. Any suggestions?

You are here


Ideal Images moves to North Main Street location - inside The Black Lab

Ideal Images, owned by Rachel and Aaron Webster, have sold their 114 E. College Ave. storefront and have relocated inside The Black Lab Trading Co., 121 N. Main St.

See story above for the new owners of the East College Avenue building.

Ideal Images specializes in corporate wear, school spirit, custom embroidery and silk screening. Those services will continue to be offered in the Main Street location.


Ideal Images building sold to TTS Rental Properties

TTS Rental Properties of Bluffton has purchased the building housing Ideal Images at 114 E. College Ave., Bluffton. The keys passed to the new owners on March 2.

Sheena and Tom Dotson are the owners of TTS Rental Properties. They also own Tommy's Tire Sales, 319 N. Main St., and Tommy Truck Sales, State Route 103, Bluffton.

Rachel and Aaron Webster sold the buiding, which had housed Ideal Images. See the story below for an update on Ideal Images.


Findlay Fishing Club accepting 2015 memberships

The Findlay Fishing Club is now accepting member applications for 2015. Its members say that it's the best fishing hole in Hancock County.

For membership information call 419-235-9019 or vist the club website at: wwwfindlayfishingclub.org


Warm someone's heart with fresh flowers

With Valentine's Day behind us, Connie Kruse of Town and Country Flowers, 121 S. Main St., Bluffton, reminds Icon viewers to warm someone's heart with fresh flowers.

Town and Country offers viewers a wide variety.

Town and Country Flowers
121 S. Main St.


Smith's Realty Professionals announce new listing

Larry Smith of Smith's Realty Professionals, 147 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces a new residential listing.

The listing is at 205 E. Main St., Beaverdam. The three-bedroom, 1 bath residence is listed at $59,00.

For more information on this listing open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


Mustard Seed Cafe featured on Noon Edition Feb. 25

Dick and Jayne McGarrity invite Icon viewers to yune in to "Noon Edition" WLIO-TV Wednesday, Feb. 25, between 12:30 and 1 p.m. for a behind-the-scenes look at the Mustard Seed Cafe, located in Bluffton.


The Dough Hook hosts Thursday's cash mob - lots of discounts

Pass it on - Cash Mob at The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., Bluffton, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26.

According to Marlene Ballinger of The Dough Hook, during cash mob hours all deli items will be available at a 10 percent discount. Also, chocolate candy will be on sale at 40 percent off regular price.

In addition, shoppers may sign up for a $50 shopping spree at the store.  This year the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with downtown merchants will hold a cash mob in one business each month.


40 percent off almost the entire store at today's Black Lab cash mob

Pass it on - Cash Mob at The Black Lab Trading Co., 121 N. Main St., Bluffton, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 18.

Most of the store is discounted and on sale at 40 percent off. In addition, sign up for a $50 shopping spree at the store. 

Next cash mob: Thursday, Feb. 26, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at The Dough Hook.

Cash mob is a project of the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce who urges vieweres to shop locally.


Bluffton Pediatrics holds open house Feb. 22

Bluffton Pediatrics, 505 E. Jefferson St., Suite A., Bluffton, will hold an open house from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 22, according to Beth Bish, CNP.

Bluffton Pediatrics opened Jan. 5, and Beth A. Bish, CNP, pediatric nurse pracitioner, is co-owner along with her husband, Jim Bish, RN. It is now accepting new patients.

Other staff members are Kat Hunnaman, RN., clinical director; Christine Clymer, executive director; and Barb Hammell, patient liason.


Need snow removed? Here's your answer

SNOW REMOVAL: Call Regina T. Shumaker, (Fyrwomyn's Services LLC), 419-560-2348. Fyrwomynservice@gmail.com.

Need snow removed from your residence. The Icon suggests you call Regina Shumaker of Bluffton, also known as "Fyrwomyn." 

Click here for an earlier story posted on the Icon about her services.