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Jaime Nuzum

June 27, 2017


Poetic License

Here's a plate frequently seen on West College Avenue across from St. John's United Church of Christ. It belongs to Rev. Carol Clements, pastor of the church. It's on a grey-blue GMC Terrain.

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Bluffton's art place

Part 2 of the series on Gallery 323

This is the second part of a two-part series on the reopening of Gallery 323. Selected photos of current art for sale are at the bottom of this story.

Bluffton’s newest downtown retail store offers items shoppers will discover only in Bluffton – art by local artists.

The store, Gallery 323, originally opened ahead of the Christmas season in 2014. The idea for the business was to highlight area artists by providing them with a location to sell their work.


Home buying and selling workshop April 25

First National Bank partnering with Scott Basinger

Are you considering selling your home and wondering about the best way for you to list it? 

Or, are you interested in buying your first or next home, but want to make sure you have sound advice and know your options?  First National Bank is partnering with Attorney Scott L. Basinger to present a Home Buying and Selling Workshop, Tuesday, April 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Bluffton town hall,  154 N. Main St.


Gallery 323 reopens with local art

Third generation artist Kat Luginbuhl adds her own creations to the shop

Photos at the bottom of this story show some of the steps involved in creating butterfly charms. The Bluffton Hospital commissioned Kat to create several dozen  charms for Mother's Day in a special hospital donor's program.

Gallery 323, providing the community with locally created art, has reopened and offers works in several media by area artisans.

The gallery, at 323 N. Main St., Bluffton, is open Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursdays and Friday noon to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and by appointment.


Greg's Pharmacy holds free health fair Saturday

ONU pharmacy students will provide several services

Greg's Pharmacy, 126 N. Main St., Bluffton, will hold a free health fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, according to Andrea Williams, manager.

Ohio Northern University pharmacy students from the National Community Pharmacist Association (NCPA) will be at Greg's to provide the following free services:
• Cholesterol screening (please fast for 8 hours)
• Bone density screening (osteoporosis)
• Blood glucose tesing (please fast for 8 hours)
• Blood pressure checks


The Dough Hook updates its menu

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The Dough Hook, 117 Main St. deli, has updated its menu, according to Marlena Ballinger.

The menu is an attachment at the bottom of this story. In addition, the menu is always posted with Icon menus - click here or click on "Menus" on the right side of the black scroll bar at the top of the Icon home page. The menu is printer-friendly.

The menu includes:
• Sandwiches
• Soups
• Cookies and chips
• Breakfast and desserts
• Salads
 * Wraps
• Soft drinks


Citizens National Bank offers “Bank from Anywhere” sweepstakes

Bluffton office holds shred documents day on April 14

In honor of Community Banking Month, Citizens National Bank is offering a “Bank from Anywhere” sweepstakes to its customers in April. 

Each person who enrolls in a new online or mobile banking product or downloads CNB CardValet debit card app or completes a mobile deposit will be automatically entered to win one of three grand prize Kindle Fire tablets or one of seven second prize 32-inch rolling duffle bags. 


Ride and zero-turn lawn mowers coming to Tommy Truck & Tractor Sales

The business recently expanded adding used trucks and TYM compact tractors

Tommy Truck and Tractor Sales, 3032 State Route 309, Ada, recently expanded its sales line to used trucks and TYM compact tractors.

Coming soon to its Ada location will be riding and zero-turn lawn mowers, according to Tom Dotson, owner.

Watch the Icon for complete details.

Tommy's Truck and Tractor Sales
3032 State Route 309, Ada, 419-634-8401
Mondays to Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon


Free wiper blades when you have an A/C system tune up at Bluffton Auto Repair

Bluffton Auto Repair Center, (Stratton Auto Group), 302 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces its spring special, according to Christian Gomes.

When customers have their air conditioning system tuned up and ready for summer they received free wiper blades with the A/C service.

Contact Christian at Bluffton Auto Repair Center:


Family True Value April bargains of the month get you outside

Jeff Kantner of Family True Value Hardware announces his April Bargains of the Month.

•Green Thumb mulch, black or brown, 2 cubic feet, 3 for $9.99
• Preen Garden weed preventer, covers 2,080 square feet, $14.99
• Four Season Courtyard solar pathway lights, $14.99
• Miracle Gro potting mix, 1-cubic feet, with mail-in rebate, $3.99
• Ortho Weed B Gon, 32-ounce, with mail-in rebate, $3.99
• Enbrighten Café LED café lights, 24-foot, $49.99


A tannery in Bluffton at the corner of Jefferson and Mound

Silas Agin operated this business in the 1880s

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.

The tannery - owner – Silas Agin