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Steve Angel

August 17, 2017


Poetic License

We're assuming this is Peterson 2. It's a Hancock County plate the Icon spotted on a black Ford Expedition EL at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool.

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Phill Talavinia updates Lions on Beaver athletics

Phill Talavinia talked Bluffton University athletics to the Bluffton Lions Club on Aug. 15. He told members that many students pick a school depending upon what athletics are offered.

He was featured in the current Lions newsletter, which is attached.


Here there are, Mr. and Mrs. F&M Picnic

The annual Ada event couldn't go on without their assistance

By Monty Siekerman - Ada Icon
Here they are, Mr. and Mrs. F & M Picnic, for many years now. Kenny Wolke, longtime Ada War Memorial Park superintendent, and his wife, Eva, have a lot to do with the success of the annual festival, not for all of its 104 years of existence, but for several decades. Kenny explains some of what it takes to prepare for the multi event extravaganza. 


Dr. Amber Patterson joins ENT & Allergy Specialists of Northwest Ohio

Amber Patterson, MD, has joined ENT & Allergy Specialists of Northwest Ohio, 1110 West Main Cross St., in Findlay. Dr. Patterson specializes in treating allergies dealing with the environment, food, venom and penicillin. She also specializes in allergic asthma, hives and recurrent infections.


50 years later

Here's the Bluffton High School class of 1967

Bluffton High School's class of 1967 held its 50th reunion on July 22 at Howard Johhson's, Lima. Members attending follow:

Row one from left, M. Christine Bell, Sandy Fisher Vaske, Linda Dunlap Steiner, Nancy Mericle Klingler, Cheryl Shields Barnt and Ann Augsburger Nagel.


2017 Peoples' Choice Award at state fair

Judith Greavu's squid

Although cows, goats, and chickens take center stage at the Ohio State Fair’s livestock competitions, a creature from the depths of the ocean has stolen the show at this year’s Fine Arts Exhibition.

Judith Greavu, local artist, received the 2017 Peoples’ Choice Award for her recycled copper and fused glass sculpture, titled Squid: A Celebration. The award is an annual prize sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council that is given to the piece that receives the most votes from the public.


Not just any kid - and not just any vehicle

Bluffton's small-town super hero and family thank the community

Photos by Jamie Nygaard
Owen Weaver is not just any kid, and the 2017 Cheverlot Express is not just any vehicle.

Owen is Bluffton's small-town hero. The car is especially designed with a lift to take him to events and doctor appointments.


The vehicle was unveiled on Thursday and Owen and his family were there to thank all the local contributors to the project.


Dr. Derek Thomas Joins Hematology and Oncology Associates

Dr. Derek Thomas has joined Hematology and Oncology Associates, 15900 Medical Drive South, Findlay. He is part of the care team at The Armes Family Cancer Care Center.

Dr. Thomas earned his medical degree from Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton. He completed his internal medicine residency at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana and completed fellowship training in hematology and medical oncology at Indiana University Simon Cancer Center.

To make an appointment, call 419.-422-9898. 


Breidenbach and Headings on Manchester dean's list

Two Bluffton High School graduates are on the spring dean's list at Manchester University.

They are Katie Breidenbach and Luke Headings.

A total of 297 students engaged in undergraduate study at Manchester University are on the spring 2017 Dean’s List. The students achieved a 3.5 GPA or higher while enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of classes this spring.




Here's July births at Bluffton Hospital

The following births were reported in July at Bluffton Hospital.


Aug. 3 party for Owen Weaver, Bluffton's small-town super hero

GoFundMe drive reaches goal for purchase of new family van to assist Owen

Greg’s Pharmacy is throwing a party for Bluffton’s small-town hero Owen Weaver and you are invited.

The event is from noon to 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 3, in the village parking lot behind Greg’s. The Weaver family will attend from noon to 1:30 p.m.

This summer marked the success of a GoFundMe drive that generated enough money to purchase a new van for the Weaver family.

It allows Owen to more easily go to doctor appointments at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, and to local activities.