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April 22, 2019

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Bridge out south of Bluffton

On County Line Road (Hardin County Road 15) north of SR 181

FROM ADA ICON - The bridge over Hog Creek on Hardin County Road 15 (County Line Road), west of Ada, is closed until mid-June while the bridge is undergoing a rehabilitation, according to Luke Underwood of the county engineer’s office.

The project, estimated at $220,314, includes work handled by the county and U.S. Bridge of Cambridge. A portion of the cost is covered by a grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission. The U.S. Bridge portion of the project is estimated at $170,314 and the county's share is $50,000.

ODOT drove 104,000+ miles in Allen County this winter

District 1 districtwide totals to date:

  • Salt used:  47,857 tons
  • Liquid de-icer:  1,115,953 gallons
  • Miles driven for snow and ice:  724,308
  • Total cost:  $7,392,996

Totals at the same time last year:

  • Salt used:  60,598 tons
  • Liquid de-icer:  1,148,656 gallons
  • Miles driven for snow and ice:  806,612
  • Total cost:  $7,901,842

Crime Victim Services seeks volunteer guardians

Crime Victim Services, Lima, invites Icon viewers to become volunteer guardians for persons in Allen County, according to Elysia Bush, director of the CVS elder victim ministry and guardian programs.

A session explaining the program is at noon and again at 6 p.m., Wednessday, March 27, at Crime Victim Services, 330 N. Elizabeth St. Lima. A light meal is included.

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Elementary school testing on the April calendar

Elementary grade cards go home on Friday, March 29.

That’s just a fraction of the news this month at Bluffton elementary. Here is an update of several addition spring elementary events from the school website.

A dental clinic is scheduled on Monday, April 1. This in-school dentist event provides dental care, which includes an exam, X-rays, cleaning, fluoride and sealants when needed. Restorative care, such as fillings, may also be provided. Permission forms were already sent home with students.

First community spring clean up Saturday

Volunteers meet at Twisted Whisk at 8 a.m.

Ready for spring?

Good, because a Bluffton Spring Clean Up is planned for Saturday morning, according to Joy Stemen, organizer of the event.

If you are interested in helping out, here’s what you need to know:

Volunteers will gather at the Twisted Whisk at 8 a.m., Saturday, March 23.

“From the Twisted Whisk we will break into groups, depending on the number of volunteers,” she said.

“The volunteers will go to different locations around town to begin to pick up trash and litter.”

Two days in the 60s!

It’s getting warmer. In the past seven days, the area experienced two days of 60+ degree temperatures with lows reaching only to the 20s. Here’s the the daily highs and lows provided by Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.