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August 12, 2020

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Final swim of the summer is on Saturday

Later this month repair work planned on pool's concrete seams

Swimmers awake!

The Bluffton Community Swimming Pool’s final week of operation is underway. The final day for swimming is Saturday, Aug. 15, according to Jenny Wilson, manager.

She said that the staff appreciates the extra steps taken by swimmers to ensure a safe operation in spite of the pandemic.

According to Jesse Blackburn village administrator, the pool will be pumped down next week to allow repair work on the concrete seams at the bottom of the pool.

The work, performed by Patterson Pools, Plain City, will begin on Monday, Aug. 24.

Here's how Ohio schools are reopening

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine provided the following updates on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ohio as of Aug. 11.

Currently, Ohio has left the decision to individual school districts on how to approach the new school year. 

According to information gathered by the Ohio Department of Education:

• 325 public school districts in Ohio are planning to return to school full-time which equates to approximately 590,000 students. 

So, you think you know Bluffton? - the answer

Ryan DeMarco, provided this photo to the Icon. Where is it? The answer is in the photo below. It's at 575 S. Main St., just north of the Dari Freeze.


So, you think you know Bluffton?

So, you think you know Bluffton? Ryan DeMarco took this photo and shared it with the Icon. He wonders how many viewers can identify this location.

It's a tree growing inside a tree stump.

Answer tomorrow.

Three council committees will meet in August

Here are the latest Bluffton council committee meetings planned, according to Kevin Nickel, village fiscal officer.

• Parks & Recreation Committee – Thursday, 8/13, noon via Zoom.
• Ordinance Committee - Tuesday, 8/18, 9 a.m. via Zoom.
• Personnel Committee – Wednesday, 8/19,  noon via Zoom.
• Council Meeting – Monday, 8/24 at 7 p.m. at the town hall, masks required.

Invitations to the Zoom meetings can be obtained by contacting Jesse Blackburn atblackburnj@bluffton-ohio.com.

Time to "Explore Bluffton"

Third volume of community information booklet released by the chamber

More people can now “Explore Bluffton.” 

That’s thanks of the release this month of the newest edition of Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce’s visitors’ guide by that same name.

And for local residents, who may think they already know the town inside and out, there’s a complete listing of businesses that carry a Bluffton address. The directory offers business names, addresses and phone numbers. Chamber member businesses receive a description of their services in the guide.