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July 5, 2020

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Icon seeks reviewers with opinions

For movies, music and books

• Can you review movies?
• How about pop singers?
• Or, books?

Do you watch lots of movies and have your own opinions about them?
Do you listen to the latest preforming groups or solo acts ... or know what group is performing where, next? 
Do you read book after book after book and have your own thoughts on them?

The Bluffton and Ada Icon seeks reviewers interested in writing movie reviews,  music reviews and book reviews. No, not one to write each of the three; one for movies, one for music, and one for books.

It's show time at the Shannon!

2 oldies but goodies reopen Bluffton theatre on Friday evening

“I’ll take a large container of popcorn with butter and a soft drink.”

You’ve not heard this request in Bluffton since mid-March.

You’ll hear in Friday, as the Shannon Theatre reopens, according to Pete Suter of the theater, in a reopening with two laid-back oldies but goodies “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986) and “Kung Fu Panda” (2008).

Here’s the movie schedule with theatre guidelines:
• Evening shows are: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (PG-13)
Shows are every evening at 7 p.m. as well as on Friday and Saturday at 9:30 p.m.

Reichert's, Ada, will close this summer

One of the last remaining small-town clothing stores in NW Ohio

FROM ADA ICON – Ada’s downtown retail centerpiece, Reichert’s clothing store, will close later this summer, says Fred Reichert, owner, who is retiring. For older Bluffton residents, Reichert’s is the “Geiger and Diller” of Ada.

It first opened in 1952 serving several generations of shoppers in its 68 years of existence.

The Ada men, women’s and youth’s clothing store is one of few remaining retail businesses of its type in small towns across northwestern Ohio, having battled the malls and online clothing giants.

More Ohio reopenings announced

Including movie theaters, playgrounds and public rec centers

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced the reopening of certain facilities including certain entertainment facilities with health and safety restrictions.

“As I’ve said, Ohioans are able to do two things at once. We can continue to limit the spread of COVID-19 while we safely reopen our economy. It is up to each of us to do what we can to keep each other safe and choose to keep six feet of social distance, wear masks, and maintain good hand hygiene.” said Governor DeWine.

AT&T Mobility proposes 265-foot communications tower on county line

AT&T Mobility is proposing to build a 265-foot self-supporting communications tower on the northwest side of Allen-Hancock County Line Road just north of the Lincoln Highway.

The announcement was made in a legal notice posted last week on the Bluffton and Ada Icons.

Persons interested in reviewing the application may go to:
Enter this file number: A1166460

Garage sale season is here

Icon continues to post sales at no charge • Please review our guidelines

It’s garage sale season and the Icons continue to post these sales at no charge.