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May 6, 2016


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Brendon Matthews named senior lender at First National

Brendon Matthews was promoted to senior lender at First National Bank, according to Todd Mason, of the bank.

Since joining First National Bank in 2006, Matthews has held various positions including loan officer and sales director. In his new role he will manage the loan department and credit function for the bank and will continue to service his small business customers.

Prior to First National Bank, he worked in several roles at Madison Community Bank, Anderson, Ind.


Amish cider, Amish candy and Buckeyes now available at Springfield Fireworks Gift Shop

Springfield Fireworks Gift Shop, 490 State Route 103, Bluffton, now offers Amish cider, Amish candy and Buckeyes, according to John Beagle.

The shop continues to also offer homemade fudge, Minnetonka moccasins, Durango boots and sterling silver jewelry, in addition to an assortment of other items.

Springfield Fireworks Gift Shop
490 SR 103

Open daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.



JJ's Touch of Sun Tanning - $60 unlimited spray tan all month

JJ's Touch of Sun Tanning, 324 N. Main St., Bluffton, is offering unlimited spray tanning for only $60 during October.

Call 419-358-9155 to take advantage of this special offer.

This offer expires on Oct. 31.


Fresh food box from The Dough Hook

Order your fresh food box today from The Dough Hook, 117 N. Main St., Bluffton.

Marlena Ballinger says that the $18 box includes a selection of fresh fruit and vegetables. Contact her at 419-369-4264 for details.



Community Health Professionals awarded accreditation

Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc., (CHAP) has awarded accreditation under its standards of excellence to Community Health Professionals, Inc. for home health, hospice and private duty services.

By achieving CHAP Accreditation, Community Health Professionals has also been deemed to meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and is certified as a Medicare provider. CHAP Accreditation demonstrates that the local nonprofit agency meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards.


Southgate Lanes cash mob offers $1 bowling Oct. 15

Southgate Lanes, 9700 N. Dixie Highway, Bluffton, will host the final Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce cash for of 2015.

The event is from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15.

Derek Dukes said that the cash mob will include $1 games and happy hour prices.

In addition everyone who visits the bowling alley during the cash mob can enter for a $50 shopping spree at Southgate, or receive $50 worth of bowling.

The Bluffton chamber's cash mobs highlight a different member each month. The program is part of the chamber's effort to encourage shopping locally.


Gary Augburger says, "Snowblower season is coming. Be ready."

Gary Augsburger of Gary's Repair reminds Icon viewers that winter is coming.

Gary's Repair has several different snowblowers on sale now. 

Gary's Repair
2667 Road P
Pandora, OH 45877


Fall planting sale underway at New Leaf

New Leaf Landscape and Garden Center, 0395 State Route 235, Ada, has a fall planting sale underway.

(Check the ad at the bottom of this story for complete details.)

The sale includes:
• 25 to 50 percent off all potted shade and flowering trees
• 25 to 50 percent off specially-marked flowering shrubs, evergreens and perennials
• 10 percent off spring blooming bulbs
• 50 percent off fruit plants

New Leaf also has a large selection of fall decorating supplies and fall planting supplies.


First National Bank offers Social Security workshop Nov. 4

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 will hold a Social Security workshop Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Findlay Inn and Conference Center located at 200 E. Main Cross Street in Findlay.


Main Street Mexican restaurant will reopen under new ownership

The former Tu Pubelo Mexican Restaurant has a new owner.

Don Jose Mexican Restaurant will reopen in the 142 N. Main St., location in late October, according to Rafael Arciga of Lima, the new owner.

Arciga grew up in California in a family that operated five Mexican restaurants. He said that he is very excited about opening the restaurant in Bluffton. He and his wife, Venecia, will operate it.

“We will offer an authentic Mexican menu,” he said. “We will also be open for breakfasts and we will offer delivery services.”