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June 20, 2019

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Bluffton Pediatrics open house moved to June 14

Bluffton Pediatrics is now open in its new home at 122 N. Jackson St., across from the elementary school. An open house, originally set for May, has moved to Friday, June 14, according to Beth Bish. Watch the Icon for more details coming soon.


Whopper leaves Bluffton

Burger King restaurant closes on SR 103

Bluffton is no longer the home of the Whopper.

Burger King, 499 State Route 103, closed its doors on Sunday and will not reopen. On Wednesday the signage from the Bluffton restaurant was being removed.

Tony Kropowski, Carrol’s district manager, confirmed the restaurant closed but did not provide the Icon with any additional information.

The restaurant owner, Carrols Corp., housed in Syracuse, New York, owns and operates over 1,000 restaurants under the Burger King brand, according to its website.


R COOP opens this weekend

Specialty shop open weekends through Fathers Day

R Coop, 2168 Road R, Bluffton, opens for its fourth season on Friday, May 10, according to Jane Shaw.

The specialty shop is open Fridays and Saturdays now through Father’s Day weekend (June 14-15).

Weekend hours are:
• Fridays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Saturdays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Shoppers will find an assortment of repurposed finds that Shaw has discovered from antique shops, flea markets, garage sales and many other sources.


Truth about vaccines

Debunking common myths about vaccines

Note: this article is provided by Ohio Northern University Healthwise Pharmacy.
Myths about vaccines are widespread. These misconceptions often cause people to skip important, potentially life-saving vaccines. 

Check out the truth about these four common vaccine misconceptions:

Myth 1: Vaccines cause autism spectrum disorder (ASD)


April is autism awareness month

Here's what you need to know about autism spectrum disorder

Note: this article is provided by Ohio Northern University Healthwise Pharmacy.
April is Autism Awareness Month. How much do you really know about autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), or autism, is a group of neurological and developmental disorders that begin early in childhood — generally before age 3 — and last throughout a person's life.

What Is Autism?


8 Tips to Prevent Medication Errors

Preventing medication errors can keep your family safe

Note: this article is provided by Ohio Northern University Healthwise Pharmacy.
Unfortunately, medication errors occur relatively often — and they can harm you and your family. The good news is there are ways to avoid medication errors.

By following these eight safety tips, you can help prevent medication errors at home and keep yourself and your family safe.

1) Ask Questions and Disclose as Much Information as You Can