September 19, 2014


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Community Health Professionals offer continuing ed program Sept. 17 in Ada

Community Health Professionals will host a free continuing education program, “Improving Patient Adherence – Tools for Success,” for physicians, nurse practitioners and pharmacists on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 1159 Westwood Dr., Van Wert, and again on Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 1200 S. Main St., Ada, 9-10 a.m. both dates.

This one-hour continuing education program is presented by Raabe College of Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University.


2006 red Mustang convertible - manager's special at Kirtland's

There's a red hot manager's special at Kirtland's Auto Sales, 302 N. Main St., Bluffton, according to Jim Kinn, manager.

The vehicle is a 2006 Mustang convertible listed at $12,995. for completed details on this vehicle open the printer-friendly attachment at the bottom of this story.


County sales tax rates increase on Sept. 1

Neil Reichenbach of Reichenbach and Steiner, CPAs, reminds Icon viewers that the Ohio sales tax rate will increase by one-quarter percent (.25 percent), on Sept. 1.

His message is to consumers and retailers in the Icon viewership area. To retailers, he said, "You should increase the sales tax that you charge to your customers on all invoices dated on or after Sept. 1 by one-quarter percent. Also, make the appropriate changes in your computer, cash register and manual calculations."


Mary Brown to provide gynecological care at Putnam County Primary Care Leipsic

Certified nurse practitioner and sexual health counselor Mary Brown will be providing gynecological care at Putnam County Primary Care Leipsic, 901 E. Main Street, Suite A, Leipsic, beginning Friday, September 6. She will see patients in Leipsic every Friday from 8 a.m. to noon.

Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Lourdes College and a master’s degree in nursing/women’s health nurse practitioner from the University of Cincinnati. She also received a certificate in sexual health counseling from the University of Michigan.


Dancers Elite open house Aug. 28; registration for classes underway

Dancers Elite, Bluffton, will have an open house for new (and old) students on Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 6-8 p.m., according to Deb Garlock, studio owner.

Register for classes in ballet, tap, jazz and cheer for ages 3 and up.

"We provide small class sizes and the lowest tuition prices around," said Garlock. "Join us for our 34th year."

For more information or to register, call Garlock at 419-358-0900 or 419-235-0811.


Polished Nail and Body Salon, one-day only sidewalk sale

Polished Nail and Body Salon, 417 N. Main St., Bluffton has a one-day only sidewalk sale on Friday, according to Joan Frederick of the business.

The sidewalk sales special is listed on the attachment at the bottom of this story.


Et Cetera Shop back $1 back-to-school clothing sale Friday and Saturday

Et Cetera Thrift Shop, 111 S. Main St., Bluffton, will hold a back-to-school sale during Friday and Saturday's downtown sidewalk sales, according to Chrissy Lugibihl, manager.

All back to school clothing is $1 during the sale.

Lugibihl reminds shoppers to also check out the kid's books at Book Reviews, 123 S. Main St.,

Sale hours follow:
Friday, Aug. 16 - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Mark Bankert completes Platinum Water Certification Program

Mark Bankert of Basinger Plumbing and Heating, 3090 Road R, Pandora, recently completed the Platinum Water Certification Program, a two-day program from Chandler Systems, Inc., Ashland. Chandler is a manufacturer of water treatment equipment.

The program covered:

• Testing
• Procedures
• Water treatment technologies
• Equipment application
• Equipment sizing
• Installation
• Troubleshooting
• Service and sales

Bankert has been with Basinger Plumbing and Heating for 19 years. 


Krysti's Music Studio fall lesson sign-up underway

Krysti's Music Studio's fall lessons start on Monday, Aug. 26, according to Krysti Schey.

"We offer lessons in piano, voice, guitar, oboe, saxophone, clarinet, bassoon, flute, cello, violin, viola, theory and composition, as well as art classes and now drum lessons."

For lots more information about the music studio open the attachment at the bottom of this story. It is Krysti's summer newsletter.


Ten Thousand Villages sidewalk sales Aug. 16-17

Ten Thousand Villagse, 115 S. Main St., Bluffton will celebrate Bluffton downtown sidewalk sales on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16-17, according to Aphaphanh Nussbaum, manager.

There will be 60 percent off selected merchandise and 50 percent off already reduced items.

Hours are Friday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.