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First graders discover that Bluffton rocks

If you find a decorated rock, you'll know why

Several photos with this story
are from the first graders'
Facebook Bluffton OH rocks

Don't be surprised to find colorfully painted rocks on Main Street, and elsewhere in Bluffton.

It's all part of a project of Megan Quinton's first graders.

Quinton told the Icon that her students are discovering that Bluffton “rocks.” And, they invite Icon viewers to make this discovery also.

Here's the I-75 Findlay project update

Beam setting over railroad, deck pour over the Blanchard River to restrict I-75 traffic beginning Tuesday

The following impacts to traffic related to the reconstruction and widening of Interstate 75 through Findlay and Hancock County are scheduled to occur soon, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation:

Interstate 75
Interstate 75, both northbound and southbound throughout the project, from just south of Harrison Street to county Road 99, is currently not restricted.

Traditional Memorial Day events planned here May 28

Parade, ceremony at Maple Grove, chicken barbecue

Bluffton will observe Memorial Day with traditional events on Monday, May 28.

The Bluffton American Legion Post 382 will hold a parade from the town hall to Maple Grove Cemetery. Line up is 9:15 a.m. and the parade starts at 9:30 a.m.

A 10 a.m. ceremony takes place at 10 a.m. Lt. Ryan Benroth, a 2005 Bluffton High School graduate and 2012 U.S. Naval Academy graduate, is the speaker.

It's soccer weekend in Bluffton

30 youth teams with nearly 750 visitors in town Saturday and Sunday

It’s soccer weekend in Bluffton.

The Bluffton Soccer Club’s American Club two-day tournament will bring 30 youth soccer teams to town, according to Ron Koontz.

The event attracts nearly 750 visitors to the community. Teams compete at four Bluffton University fields (see the map attached). The fields are at the intersection of Bentley Road and Elm Street-Augsburger Road.

Competing team include:
• U12 coed Division 1
• U 12 coed Division 2
• U 12 girls
• U 15 coed Division 1
• U 15 coed Division 2

Fire Department will make you a cone Sunday night

And you can ride a Romick Railway fire truck - at Bluffton Dari Freeze

Has a fire fighter ever made you an ice cream cone?

Your chance for this to happen is from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, May 20, at Bluffton Dari Freeze, according to Billy Marchal.

Members of the Bluffton Volunteer Fire Department will serve customers, taking orders and making cones for a donation to the department.

As an extra event on the night Romick Fire Rescue will offer free train rides to all the youth to attend.

Prescription drug "take back" program coming here

Bluffton PD offering safe medication disposal for residents

A prescription drug take back program is coming to Bluffton.

Bluffton’s police will soon offer a safe and secure medication disposal location for residents.