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David Yoder

May 25, 2017


Poetic License

Who ya for? The answer: both. This ONU and OSU supporter wears his school loyalty on his sleeve...or, in this case, his license plate. The two-university plate was spotted on a black Altima on ONU's campus.

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Natural Healing Massage and Reiki Center now in Tommy Tire Plaza

Owner Dyanne Gregg is a licensed massage therapist and Reiki master teacher

Dyanne Gregg had always worked in the medical field in some capacity and thought, “there had to be a better way to relieve pain, than handing out a pill.”

Then she discovered massage therapy. Dyanne obtained a massage therapy license in 2009, affirming it offers persons a “transition…the ability to transform body aches and pain to mobility.”

“Massage therapy is not a fix. Rather a way to retrain your body,” she said.


B&B Handyman For Hire scheduling indoor remodeling projects

Gutter cleaning still available, too

Rod Badertscher of B&B Handyman for Hire is now scheduling indoor remodel projects. In addition, the company continues to schedule gutter cleaning.

Contact Badertscher at 419-302-2836.


Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn holds customer appreciation weekend

Story time at 10 a.m. Saturday

Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Co., 117 S. Main St., Bluffton, holds its customer appreciation weekend Friday and Saturday, Nov. 4-5, according to Pete Suter.

The events and giveaways include:
• Free $5 gift cardn with purchase of $10 or more (limit one per customer)
• Free Shirley's water bottles & grocery totes
 • Free premium refrigerator clips and buttons (while supplies last)
• Plus, in celebration of Shirley's legacy of reading and literacy, a free story time for youth takes place at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 5, in the Shannon Theatre.


Greg's Pharmacy staff reminds you to vote on Nov. 8

...and also to stop by and get your flu shot

Greg's Pharmacy staff says: "Spread democracy, not the flu."

The staff reminds Icon viewers to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8, and stop by Greg's Health Mart Pharmcy between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. to get your flu shot.

No appointment is necessary.

Greg's Pharmacy
126 N. Main St.


First National Bank offers Social Security workshop

Nov. 16 in Tiffin Avenue office, Findlay

Do you go into a frenzy when you think about retirement? Do I have enough money to retire? Will Social Security be available? When should I collect Social Security? First National Bank and First National Financial Services are pleased to announce a Social Security Workshop Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 5:30  to 7:30 p.m. FNB’s office, 1630 Tiffin Ave., Findlay.

The workshop will provide general education about Social Security benefits, strategies on how to receive Social Security benefits and will walk through individual options.


Lots of November bargains of the month at Family True Value Hardware

Christmas lights on the list

Jeff Kantner of Family True Value Hardware, 109 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces its November Bargains of the Month.

These include:
• 200-count mini-led lights (on reels) cool white, warm white or multi-color, $14.99
• Wild bird seed, two options, $9.99
• Gallon bar and chain oil, $4.99
• 6-foot folding table, $34.99
• Folding chair, $9.99
• 3-foot Fiberglass stepladder, $49.99
• Seasonal door mat, $9.99


Bluffton stories from an earlier era

Did you ever hear of the Amstutz fork and rake company?

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 location.

Fork factory
1887 – 1924
Peter B. Amstutz, owner


Saturday is final farmers' market of 2016

Saturday is the final Bluffton Farmers' Market for 2016.

The market is located in the Citizens National Bank parking lot on South Main Street. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon. The market will reopen in May 2017. The market is operated by the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce.

Persons wanting more information may contact Greg Probst, market manager, at blufftonfarmersmarket@embarqmail.com


Last weekend for Suter's Corn Maze and cider

Time is running out if you want one more go at the Suter corn maze. The closing date is Sunday, Oct. 30.

The location is 8250 Road R, Pandora, between Bluffton and Pandora. You'll find a corn maze, cider press and hayrides.

Click here for the website with all the details.


The Food Store celebrates 31 years on Main Street on Saturday

With food samplings, store specials and anniversary give-aways

The Food Store, 103 S. Main St., celebrates 31 years on Main on Saturday, Oct. 29.

According to owners, the anniversary celebration features food sampling and a
variety of special offers for customers.

When owners, Jon and Sally Weaver Sommer and Hans and Linda Houshower,
renovated a vacant building on Main Street and opened a natural foods store
in 1985, the natural foods industry was just getting started.