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March 18, 2019

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Amy Piero on Berklee College of Music dean’s list

Amy Piero, daughter of James and Lesley Warren of rural Jenera and wife of Daniel Piero of Findlay was named to the Dean's List for the fall
semester at The Berklee College of Music.


"This officer makes work enjoyable"

Dominic Francis chosen as Bluffton PD officer of the year

“This officer makes work enjoyable.” That's how Bluffton police chief, Ryan Burkholder describes Dominic Francis.

Bluffton police selected Francis as their “officer of the year,” for 2018, according to Burkholder.

“This award is given to Officer Francis nominated by his peers,” Burkholder said at the Jan. 14 Bluffton council meeting.


Rural Ada shark attack

FROM ADA ICON - Annette Coger took this photo of a snow shark from the inside window of her residence south of Ada at the corner of State Route 235 and County Road 60.



A winter storm named Harper

Carla Montgomery shares with the Icon this photo she called "Harper showing you her name-sake snow." The weekend storm was called Harper by the national weather agencies.


He pulled a trapped woman from a vehicle before it exploded

Bluffton police name Kenneth Dotson of Vaughnville, its 2018 Citizen of the Year

A Vaughnsville man with a Bluffton connection is the Bluffton Police Department’s 2018 Citizen of the Year.

The honor goes to Kenneth Dotson, coincidentally the father of Tom Dotson, who owns Tommy Tire. Kenneth Dotson works at Tommy Tire. He was recognized during the Jan. 14 Bluffton council meeting.

Here’s the circumstances surrounding the award:

On Nov. 8 Kenneth Dotson and his wife, Rebecca, were southbound on Interstate 75 near mile marker 138 when they witnessed a two-vehicle accident on the Interstate.


Seven powerlifters compete at Bellefontaine

BHS wins third place trophy

Bluffton High School powerlifting squad, with seven girls competing, walked away with a third place overall team trophy with a combined weight of 2,530 pounds at Saturday's meet at Bellefontaine.

CLICK HERE for powerlifting Facebook showing photos.