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ODOT updates impacts to traffic

Interstate 75 reconstruction and widening through Findlay


The following impacts to traffic related to the reconstruction and widening of Interstate 75 through Findlay and Hancock County are scheduled to occur:

Oct. 15 - Lima Avenue under U.S. 68/state Route 15 will close for approximately one year

Early November -Entrance ramp from U.S. 68/state Route 15 to Interstate 75 southbound to close for one year

Council sets committee meetings

Trick-or-treat night Oct. 25; fall leaf pick up starts Oct. 29

Bluffton council set several committee meetings for October. The schedule follows. All meetings are in the town hall.

• Monday, Oct. 15, Utilities committee, manhole bid reviews, 1 p.m.
• Monday, Oct. 15, Parks and recreation, 2019 Johnny Appleseed grant program, 7:30 p.m.
• Monday, Oct. 15, Ordinance committee, 8:30 p.m.
• Thursday, Oct. 18, Finance committee, 2019 police department budget, noon
• Monday, Oct. 22 – Council as a whole, village website discussion, 6:30 p.m.

Boys' soccer: Bluffton beats AE and wraps up 4th straight NWC title

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(Oct. 11) Luke Young scores twice in a 5-1 win over Allen East tonight! Bluffton boys' soccer team wraps up their fourth straight conference crown! Watch the Icon for more details soon.


Hardin County Medal of Honor recipient barning painting unveiled Friday

On U.S. Route 68 south of Kenton

By Monty Siekerman
FROM ADA ICON - History buffs and artists will be especially interested in the public unveiling of a painting on a barn in Hardin County. Scott Hagan, the man who painted each of the 88 Ohio Bicentennial barns, is completing one of Jacob Parrott, the first Medal of Honor recipient in the U.S. for his service in the Civil War.

The unveiling will take place at 3 p.m. on Friday on a barn owned by Arthur and Charlene Bingham at 19691 US 68 south of Kenton.  The barn is located two miles north of the Hardin-Logan County line.


Village accepts 2019 water rate charge from Ottawa

Council continues to study entrances on State Route 103

Bluffton council accepted a 2019 water rate charge increase from Ottawa on Monday. The recommendation was brought to the council by its utility committee (Dave Steiner and Jerry Cupples).

The negotiated water rate in 2018 is $1.86 per 100 cubic feet. The 2019 rate is $1.98 per 100 cubic feet, which takes effect Jan. 1. Dave Steiner of the utilities committee said that he was glad that the rate was able to remain under $2.

Canadian Sultans of String perform Saturday

Town Hall Concert Series

Canadian musicians Sultans of String will perform at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, in the Bluffton Town Hall Concert Series, according to Jeff Yoder.

The Sultans are three-time JUCO nominees (Canada’s Grammy) and have charted songs on Billboard.

Folk Radio UK recently described their music as “an enthralling, adventurous celebration of the power music has to transcend geographical and cultural boundaries, and Sultans of String wield that power with grace, eloquence and spirit.”