Posted by Fred Steiner on November 20, 2012 - 12:03pm
Note: This column is written by Bradley Walther, a sophomore at Pandora-Gilboa High School. Paula McKibben, Bradley's teacher, sent it to The Icon.
The Perfect Recipe One cup of softened butter, one cup of white sugar, one cup of packed brown sugar, two eggs, two teaspoons of vanilla extract, three cups of all-purpose flour, one teaspoon of baking soda, two teaspoons of hot water, half a teaspoon of salt, and two cups of semisweet chocolate chips. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 to 12 minutes.
Posted by Fred Steiner on November 6, 2012 - 4:49pm
Julie Stratton picks the three winners in the October Bluffton 3/50 drawing. Winners were Denise Fett, Judy Lester and Sabine Holzheu.
Denise's three businesses stamped on her entry form were from Greg's Pharmacy, Community Market and Et Cetera Shop. Judy's three businesses were Ten Thousand Villages, Communitiy Market and Et Cetera Shop. Sabine's three businesses were The Food Store, Community Markets and Greg's Pharmacy.
Posted by Fred Steiner on October 29, 2012 - 9:59pm
By Fred Steiner
Want to hear a good Halloween story? Here’s one. And it’s true.
Most of us have forgotten that the bend in the road on State Route 235 north of Ada was originally laid out as a 90-degree angle. If you head north, you can see a remnant of that angle - but look closely.
Posted by Fred Steiner on October 28, 2012 - 8:14pm
The Icon asked Alli Walbolt, our ONU intern on The Ada Icon, to explain Twitter to us and to viewers. Her explanation follows in a typical "Twitter" format. Except for her own name, the names here are imaginary.
If you have a social media question, sent it to email@example.com. We'll forward it to Alli.
David Hartman @DHartman289
@Alli_Walbolt What is Twitter?
Posted by Fred Steiner on October 23, 2012 - 12:55pm
By Mary Pannabecker Steiner
Stepping inside Groves’ Quality Antiques and Collectibles in downtown Bluffton, there was the unmistakable smell of old furniture mixed with the distinct scent of whatever pet bunny or cat was living in the store’s animal shelter. And always — from somewhere in the store — came a cheery, “Hi Hon!” that had long been Robin Wilch’s signature greeting to her regular customers. Who knows? Maybe she called everyone that. No matter. It made each person feel special, and that was Robin’s intent.
Posted by Fred Steiner on October 14, 2012 - 10:48am
My Mary Pannabecker Steiner
Here’s the thing about running shoes. Just when you find the pair you really really like, the company’s “experts” decide it’s time for a change. Ask any long time runner — change is not always a good thing.
Posted by Fred Steiner on October 8, 2012 - 4:59pm
Blanchard Valley Hospital Pain Management has received numerous telephone calls from patients who are concerned about a rare form of fungal meningitis (swelling in the brain with symptoms such as headache, nausea, dizziness, and fever) that has been documented across the US in people after having injections in the back.
The FDA identified the maker of the steroid involved in many of the cases as a specialty compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts.