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April 24, 2018

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Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center on 100 Top Hospital list

Mercy Health announces that the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals annual awards program has named St. Rita’s Medical Center as among the highest performing hospitals in the nation.

In addition to being listed among the top large community hospitals, St. Rita’s was also named as an Everest Award winner, which is an honor given to hospitals that have achieved both the highest current performance and the fastest long-term improvement over five years.


The Icons accepted into membership of Ohio News Media Association

One of the first web-based-only members

The Ada and Bluffton Icons are now members of the Ohio News Media Association (ONMA), according to Fred Steiner, Icon owner.

The Icons are one of the very first web-based-only community news sources to be accepted into membership.

Steiner said that several years ago the association, then known as the Ohio Newspaper Association, did not accept non-print members. With the name change the association has broaden its membership coverage.


Lugibihl Spray Service wants to help you get a jump on spring lawn care

Offers grass seed, soil testing and other services

Lugibihl Spray Service, 6705 Tom Fett Road, Bluffton, has lawn and garden supplies and lots of other supplies for persons interesting in getting a jump on their spring lawn care.

Lugibihl offers:
• Grass seed and soil tests
• Round-up Quik Pro
• Lawn fertilizer with crabgrass control
• Blended fertilizer for lawns
• Garden fertilizer
• Lime and gypsum
• Spray for lawn weeds


An 1880s manufacturing business in Bluffton

Owned by Romey and Steinhower - made cabinets

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.

Romey and Steinhower Manufacturing 1880s-1895

Henry Allen Romey and a Mr. Steinhower started a furniture manufacturing business in Bluffton in the 1880s.


Open house Sunday for Hunters Run residence

Re/Max Realty, Findlay, announces an open house from 1 to 3 p.m., Sunday, March 4, at 518 Hunters Run, Bluffton. The list price is $559,000.

The property includes five bedrooms, five full baths, 1,700 square-foot finished basement. The home offers over 6,000 square feet of living space, which includes an in-home elevator. It also has an attached garage.

For more information review the attachment at the bottom of this story.


Ladies Luncheon group hosts March 3 event in Ada

The Ladies Luncheon group will host a gathering on Saturday, March 3, at the Ada Visiting Nurses, 1200 S. State Route 235 in Ada. The event is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The group includes local direct sales consultants who represent well-known companies, featuring personalized bags & totes, skincare and makeup, kitchen and household products, essential oils, jewelry and clothing, self-defense, home décor and health and wellbeing.