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October 21, 2017

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Stahl council interview

Benjamin  is one of 10 candidates for Bluffton council on Nov. 7. The Icon's interview with him follows. To read interviews with each of the candidates click here.

• Benjamin Stahl, 414 S. Main Street

Steiner council interview

David Steiner is one of 10 candidates for Bluffton council on Nov. 7. The Icon's interview with him follows. To read interviews with each of the candidates click here.

• David Steiner, 409 S. Main Street

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Talavinia council interview

Phill Talavinia is one of 10 candidates for Bluffton council on Nov. 7. The Icon's interview with him follows. To read interviews with each of the candidates click here.

• Phil Talavinia, 311 Jared Circle

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Warren council interview

Roger Warren is one of 10 candidates for Bluffton council on Nov. 7. The Icon's interview with Warren follows. To read interviews with each of the candidates click here.

• Roger Warren, 499 Cherry Street

Note: Mr. Warren provided the following information rather than answering the candidate questionnaire.

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Anthem MRIs and CT scan announcement does not affect BVHS

It may affect certain areas of Ohio, but not Blanchard Valley Health System

Blanchard Valley Hospital, Bluffton Hospital and EasternWoods Outpatient Diagnostic Center will not be affected by the recent Anthem announcement to limit health insurance coverage of high end radiology services in the hospital outpatient setting.

High end radiology services include computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

This recent announcement may affect certain areas of Ohio, but will not affect Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) or its facilities.

Lions eye screen 230 area youth

Bluffton Lions Ed Yeager (pictured), Tom Edwards, Elaine Harris, Arliss Plaugher and Barbara Plaugher along with Don Hostetler’s wife, Joyce, helped to examine children at the beginning of the school year in several area schools.

Students examined were at Bluffton Elementary, Allen East Elementary, Hilty Home Day Care, Bluffton Pre-School and the County Line Day Care facility in Bluffton.

A total of 230 children were screened with 17 children failing the screening test. Failed screens are referred to parents for follow-up with their local eye doctor.

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The wait is over

ODOT will open Bentley Road overpass later today

The wait is over.

By the end of the working day today (Friday, Oct. 20) the Bentley Road Interstate 75 overpass will be open to traffic, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.

The southbound entrance ramp (to Lima) onto I-75 may be delayed until power for a traffic signal at the ramp is open. At 8:30 a.m. this morning the status of the signal was not yet resolved.

The overpass, which includes a bridge over the Norfolk Southern Railroad and Interstate 75 was closed on June 5 for repair.

It's school outdoors for Bluffton 7th graders

Two nights, three days at Camp Berry

Photos by Jamie Nygaard
They didn’t do this when we were in school! Wish they did.

Earlier this month and for the fourth year, all Bluffton seventh graders participated in an Outdoor Camp learning experience at Camp Berry Boy Scout Camp in rural Findlay.

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Kyle Leatherman, middle school principal, said that the two-night, three-day session had a focus on science and mathematics. Ninety-four students participated.

Lauren Moser is the seventh grade science teacher. 

University hosts “Mirror of the Martyrs” exhibit events

Oct. 29, Oct. 31 and Nov. 3

Three events related to the “Mirror of the Martyrs” exhibit at Bluffton University will provide greater understanding of the role of Anabaptist martyrs in history and in contemporary life.
 
4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, Marbeck Center’s Kreider Room

Carrie Phillips, archives and special collections librarian at Bluffton University, will share “A History Dramatic and Useful: The 1748 Ephrata ‘Martyrs Mirror.’”

Why you should vote for me

Tuesday's council candidate forum offers opportunity for candidates to share views

Why you should vote for me.

Bluffton voters have an opportunity to hear Bluffton council candidates offer their views on village issues in a candidate forum next week.

The forum is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24, in the third floor of the Bluffton town hall.

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Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce, Allen and Hardin for Election Action and Democracy (AHEAD), and the Bluffton Icon sponsor the forum.

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