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Dakota Bricker & Alison Wise

April 24, 2018

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Dotsons open Tommy's Place in Columbus Grove

Available for parties and to groups interested in a regular event location

Tom and Sheena Dotson, owners of Tommy Tire Sales, Bluffton, recently purchased the former The Fun Zone in Columbus Grove and have turned it into a rental hall called Tommy’s Place.

The facility at 304 Delphos Road, Columbus Grove, has several functions, according to Tom Dotson.


Henry's Restaurant, Ottawa, named Ottawa Large Business of the Year

Henry's Restaurant, Ottawa, was recently named the Ottawa Large Business of the Year by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce.

Bluffton residents John and Joyce Harris own the restaurant, located at N. Locust St., Ottawa. The restaurant is known as a full-service family-style restaurant with banquet facilities and catering service.

The restaurant phone number is 419-523-5656.


GROB Systems job fair Thursday at the library

The Lima Manpower office in partnership with GROB Systems will be at the Bluffton Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Feb. 15, taking applications for GROB Systems in Bluffton.

Manufacturing experience with a stable work history is required.

Positions consist of:
Sub-Assembly, DeBurr, Warehouse/Staging, Final Assembly, DE/Documentation, Fabrication/Paint.

Bring resume showing work experience. Call the Lima Manpower office for details or questions at 419-227-1970.


Did you purchase your copy?

"The Bluffton We Neverr Knew," a photo history book of Bluffton created by the Icon is on sale in several downtown businesses. The business featured here is Twisted Whisk. Books are on sale at $19.95 plus tax.

Books are also available at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center,  The Food Store, Book ReViews and the Bluffton University bookstore. Or, click here for an order blank.


Moser-Bixel Co. manufactured automobile floor mats here

Business operated from 1925 to 1928

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.

Moser-Bixel Company
Owned by Ezra Moser and Gordon Bixel

The Moser-Bixel Company created floor mats for automobiles from 1925-1928 in Bluffton.


The Food Store has copies of "The Bluffton We Never Knew"

If you are looking for a copy of the Bluffton history photo book published this winter by the Bluffton Icon, you can find it at The Food Store, 103 S. Main St.

The book includes nearly Bluffton 170 photos taken between 1861 and 1911. Each photo has a detailed description.

Copies are also on sale at:
• Book ReViews
• Bluffton University bookstore
• Twisted Whisk Cafe
• Bluffton Senior Citizens Center

Copies are also avialable from the Icon at info@blufftonicon.com.