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April 25, 2015


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Heated vehicle storage opens on North Main Street

Tim and Pat Boutwell have opened a new business that offers heated vehicle storage in Bluffton.

The facility is provided by Marsh Run Properties, LLC, owned by the Boutwells. The storage is located at 906 N. Main St., next door to Masterpiece Signs and Graphics, Inc.

Boutwells said that they saw a need for winter storage of vehicles, motorcycles, boats and other large vehicles that need to be stored in a heated area.


First National celebrates 95 years of community banking with two special CDs

First National Bank is celebrating 95 years of community banking with two special CD offerings, for a limited time only.

The bank has the following special CD rates:
• 23-month 0.95 percent, APY
• 47-month 1.95 percent, APY



Luginbill Family Farm taking Thanksgiving turkey orders

Luginbill Family Farm, 14162 Road 3, Pandora, is taking orders for Thanksgiving turkeys, according to Gary Luginbill.

Luginbill's turkeys are:
• Raised on Luginbill's farm
• Turkeys range from 12 to 25 pounds
• Grain-fed
• Non-GMO
• Fresh

Call for pick-up hours: 419-384-7212


Here's November's bargains of the month at True Value Hardware

Jeff Kantner of Family True Value Hardware, 109 N. Main St., Bluffton, announced the store's November Bargains of the Month.

They are:

• 6-foot deluxe folding tables, $34.99
• Cosco all-steel folding chairs, $9.99
• Indoor/outdoor digital timers, $9.99
• 106-piece screwdriver sets, $14.97
• 450-light clear or multi-color mini light sets, $15.99

Family True Value Hardware
109 N. Main St.


Grover Rutter speaker a FabTech event

Grover Rutter of Grover Rutter Mergers, Acquisitions and Valuations, Findlay, is a speaker  at FabTech, Nov. 11-13, in Atlanta, Ga. It is  North America's Largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event. 

His presentation is "Baby Boomers: Uncover the secrets to increasing the value of your business before it's time to exit.”  


Smith's Realty Professionals new listing on Basinger Road

Smith's Realty Professionals, 147 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces a new residential listing, according to Lorrinda Smith.

The listing is at 206 Basinger Road, Pandora. The residence has five bedrooms and three baths and a list price of $106,900.

For complete details open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


Order Thanksgiving turkeys from The Dough Hook now

The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., Bluffton, has your Thanksgiving planned. Icon viewers may now order fresh, never frozen turkeys. The order deadline is Saturday, Nov. 15, according to Marlena Ballinger, of the downtown business.

The turkeys are gourmet, Ohio raised, fresh, free-range, antibiotic free, all vegetibale feed and ready to cook.

The Dough Hook 


Mustard Seed Cafe now open four nights a week; has new menu

There are new hours and a new menu at Mustard Seed Café, 562 N. Main St., Bluffton. The cafe is now open four nights a week. 

The restaurant is now open:
• Monday 11 – 3
• (Closed Tuesday)
• Wednesday & Thursday 11 – 8
• Friday & Saturday 9 – 8
• Sunday 9 – 3

New additions to the lunch menu include Chicago Style Hot Dog, Baked Tortellini, Autumn BLE (bacon, lettuce & egg) and Cobb Salad on Wedge.


Northwest Physical Therapy raises $2,800 to benefit Parkinson's

Northwest Physical Therapy held its Fifth Annual Poker Run 5k October 25th at its Ottawa office, raising $2,800 to benefit the Parkinson Foundation of Northwest Ohio.  Runners and walkers enjoyed door prizes, refreshments and a Halloween costume contest after the race. 

Wanda Dean, owner of NWPT, said "We are so grateful for the support from our sponsors and the community to help raise this money for such a great cause."


Port Authority sells Ranger Building

The sale of the Ranger Building at 220 – 224 N. Main St., in downtown Lima was approved Oct. 27 by the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of Allen County, according to Marcelyn Boone, chair of the Port Authority Board. 

Sandra J. and James E. Monfort, of 1937 Wendall, Lima, are purchasing the building for $50,000.  The transaction is expected to be completed before the end of the week.