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July 25, 2016


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Four Ada cheerleaders named All-Americans; invited to holiday parades

Four students from the Ada High School varsity cheer squad were named All-Americans at their recent Universal Cheer Association Camp that took place at Ohio Northern University.

Nora Dellifield was invited to attend the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, Rielyn Castle, Anabel Alexander, and Lyric Jones were invited to attend the New Year's Day parade in London, England.

They can also choose to attend the Thanksgiving Day parade at Walt Disney World in Orlando.


Lions Club newsletter now on Icon

The Bluffton Lions Club newsletter is now on the Icon.

It is an attachment at the bottom of this story.


Several Bluffton artists in next ArtSpace Lima show

ArtSpace/Lima announces the opening of ArtSpace/Pops 2016: A Fine Craft Invitational in The Ellen Nelson Gallery, on Sunday, July 31. Several of the artists are from Bluffton.
ArtSpace/Pops 2016 features all new works by 22 area craftsmen and -women in a joint showing which builds on the success of its predecessors. 

Artists on display work in wood, metal, clay, paper, fabric and various jewelry-oriented combinations of metals and beads. 



Here's a follow up on our Pokemon story (click here for that story). Ryan Mustard, Brit Steele-Mustard, Jacob Spencer, Lauren Bish and Joseph Schumacher all playing Pokemon GO. (Kerry Bush photo)


Cindy Scott promoted at Citizens National Bank

Cindy Scott was recently promoted to senior vice president marketing and communications at Citizens National Bank.

In this position, she is responsible for developing marketing strategies, advertising plans, media buying and corporate and internal communications bank-wide.

Scott joined CNB in 2006 as the VP Marketing Director. Since that time, her department’s responsibilities have expanded to include social media management, participation in new product development and the creation of an internal employee training program.


Eric Faulkner promoted at Citizens National Bank

Eric Faulkner was recently promoted to senior vice president, business banking officer, at Citizens National Bank.

In this position, he is responsible for running the bank’s loan participation program as well as building and maintaining a commercial and agricultural loan portfolio in the Columbus and Springfield markets.

Faulkner received his Bachelor of Science in marketing as well as his Master of Business Administration from Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia. 


Meet Genn Akroyd, the new Bluffton chamber director

Gennifer Akroyd is the new Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce director, according to Phil Zimmerly, president of the chamber board.

Akroyd comes to the chamber with a background in marketing and public relations, particularly with non-profit organizations. That includes with the United Way of Hancock County and as a freelancer.

A 1992 Cory-Rawson graduate, she has previous small business experience as owner-operator of Thin and Healthy with locations in Findlay and Bowling Green.


Marilyn Jean Sumney receives Senior Assn. life membership

Bluffton Senior Citizen Association will honor Marilyn Jean Sumney during its July dinner meeting.

Jean turns 90 this month and will receive a life membership and red rose from the center.

The meeting is at 6 p.m., Monday, July 11, at the center. It is a catered meal by the Masonic Lodge. Tickets are $8.50.


Seth Combs named assistant VP at Citizens National Bank

Seth Combs has recently been promoted to assistant vice president treasury management analyst at Citizens National Bank.

In this position, he is responsible for analyzing current and potential accounts for cash management improvements and recommending electronic bank products to increase efficiency for business customers.

Combs is a graduate of Goshen College with a degree in Business Administration.

Prior to working at CNB he helped manage a family business in upstate New York.


Make that 4 boys, 9 girls born at Bluffton Hospital since May 19

Here are births reported from the Bluffton Hospital from May 19 to July 1.

CLICK HERE for photos.