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Robin Williams-Romick

July 27, 2017


Poetic License

The Icon spots this plate frequently around Bluffton. Viewers will see it on a maroon Jeep.

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East College before and after

Yes, there's something odd about this photo.

But check out the two photos below and see the point of this photo exercise.

It's a before and after or, better still a during and after of East College Avenue. The before/during photo was taken Monday. The after was taken Wednesday.


They make it look so easy

FROM ADA ICON - Dan and Randy Garver of Fine Touch Furniture, Ada, make it look so easy. Here they pose with a recently completed project.


Ada Rotarians get an inside peek at the Icons

On Tuesday Ada Rotary members heard an update on the Bluffton Icon's sister publication, Ada Icon, from Fred Steiner, owner, and Monty Siekerman, editor.

The Ada Icon, now in its fifth year, is a household name in Ada. Since Jan. 1 of this year the Ada Icon has had 74,958 views from 33,481 individual viewers.

There are two Icons: Ada and Bluffton. Each cover the school districts in their viewship.


Man about town photo caption contest

Okay, it's mid-July. Things are pretty slow.

Just for fun, the Icon will provide 4 free tickets to the Shannon Theatre to the viewer who submits, either:

1 - The best headline for this photo, or
2 - A sentence that best explains this photo

To assist, here's some background. The male model is Derek Dukes of Southgate Lanes.

Deadline is Wednesday, July 19, at noon. Send entry with your name to: info@blufftonicon.com, or simply submit your entry on the Facebook comment option.

Looking forward to your entry.


Sardines at league meet in Kenton

The Bluffton Sardines swim team and all their fans are in Kenton Friday and Saturday. It's the Western Ohio Aquatic League meet.

Watch the Icon for results.


Do you have a lost rooster?

Are you missing a rooster? The Ada police department has a rooster that needs to be relocated to a farm home. 

We have no idea how it got to Ada and if anyone can assist in taking the rooster, please call the Ada Police Department at 419-634-0010, Phone Option #2.


We interrupt this program

10:06 P.M NOTE: The Bluffton warning siren was activated by Allen County, not by the village. At 9:44 p.m. the Bluffton warning siren alerted residents of heavy rains heading toward Bluffton from the west.


Bluffton police receive over 500 calls for service in June

Third month in a row of 500+ calls; that nearly 20 per day

The Bluffton Police Department report that calls for service numbered above 500 for the third month in a row. In June the department had 537 total calls for service, which is an average of 17.9 calls per day.
Total Calls for Service (CFS) – 537
Total Reportable Offenses – 28
Traffic Crashes Handled – 3

June 1


Bluffton becomes bicycle capital of Ohio on Saturday

3rd annual Ride to Remember brings bikers to town; still time to register

Bluffton becomes the capital of bicycling in Ohio on Saturday.

It’s the 3rd annual Ride to Remember bicycle event, and takes bike riders as far they want to go – from 2 miles to a 112-mile Gran Fondo.



Can you identify this Bluffton scene?

Probably not, but give it a shot.

A couple hints:
• Near the village park
• Looking down
• There are several of these in Bluffton

Answer: One of the drains on the County Line Road overpass over Interstate 75.