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July 7, 2015


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Support the May 6 Bluffton school levy

Vote Yes on May 6th!

Bluffton Schools will be asking for a renewal of the existing levy.  This is a five year fixed-amount emergency levy.


Occupational Therapy Month - the profession that focuses on life skills

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For millions of people, the service of occupational therapy is a lifeline. People of all ages receive it to help them participate in the activities of their daily life. Sometimes people need occupational therapy to do things we take for granted, like getting dressed, being productive at school or work, eating unassisted, even socializing.

Occupational therapy doesn't just treat medical conditions, it helps people stay engaged in the activities that give them pleasure or a sense of purpose, despite challenges.


Letter: More details on re-introducing Beavers to Ohio

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My influence in selecting Bluffton area/Little Riley headwaters as grounds for re-introduction of beavers having now been exposed, I feel comfortable in letting The Icon announce the choice for a northeastern Ohio location, the one quadrant of the state for which a site had not been announced.  


850 items of food collected by Bluffton Boy Scouts

To the community of Bluffton,

On behalf of Troop 256, I would like to thank all the people who donated to the Bluffton Food Pantry during our Scouting for Food event. On March 23rd, scouts put out bags on people’s doors around Bluffton. On March 30th, Scouts collected the bags filled with food. We collected around 120 bags that contained 850 items. If your bag was missed or you did not get a bag, you can call Mike Metzger at 419-235-5654 to still donate. Again, thank you for all the support in this year’s food drive.


Kaden Reneker


Letters: Looking for photo of Richland Township Hall in Beaverdam

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I would like to know if anyone has a copy of the old Richland Township Hall that was located in Beaverdam.  The only picture that I have does not have the bell tower.

I would appreciate any help that you or anyone else might be able to give me
on this.

Roberta Beemer,
Beaverdam mayor


Letter: AEP offers tips on staying warm, minimizing heating costs

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With more frigid temperatures anticipated early next week, we'd like to share a few tips to help you stay safe, warm and minimize extra heating costs.

While we fully expect our electric service to operate as normal throughout this cold spell, our linemen are ready to respond should your service be impacted. If an outage occurs, please call 1-800-672-2231 to report the outage or click the "Report an Outage" link at AEPOhio.com. Remember that you can check an outage status by clicking the " Check Outage Status" link on our website.


Letter: Congratulations Becky!

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Congratulations. That is so exciting an such an honor to be inducted in the Hall of Fame. Way to go Becky!

Joseph W. Sehlhorst
PFS Investments Inc.


Letter: Bluffton PTO seeks donations to its bakery Bingo

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Each year, the Bluffton Elementary PTO holds a Bakery Bingo fundraiser. The family event is well-attended by Bluffton families and community members. This year it is scheduled for February 1st, 2014.


Letter: What very few fans knew about the 1958 BHS football team - scouts

I enjoyed Ron Habegger's perspective on the 1958 BHS football team… he was right “we were making memories.”

What he didn’t say was that this team was considered (in 1958) one of the best BHS football teams ever. This was a time before there were state rankings or a playoff system. There were less then 30 members on the team which, required starters to go both ways, but there was a lot of depth in positions and everyone played.


Letter: What Bluffton pizza shop had "dots" on the side flaps?

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A Facebook conversation about former Bluffton pizza places had me wondering: Can we come up with a list of names and locations from the past 20 or 30 years? 

Aside from Pisanello's, Domino's, and That 50's Place, a few others have been mentioned -- some of which I remember, others I am not so sure (KZ? Mr. B's?). 

In particular, I've been trying to come up with the name of a pizza place from the mid-1980s that had "dots" on the side flaps of the box, which you could collect to earn a free pizza.