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325 ZB is a street address

This vanity plate is so old that it really isn't a vanity plate. Under a previous Ohio license plate system, ZB was one of the designations for Bluffton drivers. During the days when a license bureau was actually in Bluffton, the agent would hold back plates for persons who requested the same one year after year. Often the number on the plate represented the driver's street address. In this case, Don and Joanne Overmyer of 325 W. Elm St. kept their plate and made a vanity plate from it when the license system dropped local bureaus.


Steiner, Fulcomer, Kingsley, McGarrity winners

Unofficial Nov. 3 Bluffton election results for the Bluffton council and the Richland Township trustee races:


David Steiner 771*

Eric Fulcomer 730*

Mitch Kingsley 692*

Richard McGarrity 686*

Dean French 536


Rod Goldsberry 1,366*

Gary Lugibihl 1,296*

Tony Carmack 761


"Balance" screening offered at Maple Crest

Mennonite Home Health in partnership with Northwest Physical Therapy will offer a balance screening on from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11 from in the Patio room at Maple Crest Senior Living Village.

The screening is for persons who feel unsteady, dizzy and having frequent falls. Educational materials will be available along with mobility and home safety information


BVHS Pharmacy 1 of 6 to receive national award

The Blanchard Valley Health System Pharmacy has received the ASHP Best Practices Award in Health-System Pharmacy from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

The BVHS Pharmacy was one of only six pharmacies in the United States to receive this award.

Awarded after a national competition, the ASHP Best Practices Award recognizes innovation and outstanding practitioners in health system pharmacy.

My Favorite Breakfast: Baked Oatmeal

My Favorite Breakfast: Baked Oatmeal
3 C. oatmeal
1 C. brown sugar
1 C. milk
1/2 C. butter, melted
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 t. baking powder
1 1/2 t. salt
2 t. vanilla
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg
dried fruit of your choice

Combine all ingredients. Place in a greased 9 x13 pan. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.

I make this on Sunday night and refrigerate. On weekday mornings I reheat some in a bowl, covered with milk.

- Submitted by Tanya Pike


The ever-changing Icon: an update

You've noticed several changes in our home page layout. Here's some background information on this new coat of paint.

First, we are happy to share with viewers that several new advertisers have joined The Icon. The most interesting part is that these advertisers approached us initially. That's exciting because it says that the word about The Icon is getting around.

We are experiencing nearly 300 views a day. On a recent evening we recorded almost 40 viewers on the Icon site at the same time.