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University professor talks to Lions about world economy of oil

Jonathan Andreas, associate professor of economics at Bluffton University, gave a program about the world economy of oil on May 5 to the Bluffton Lions.

He spoke about the large oil producing countries of which the USA is one of the largest.

He explained in detail why oil is important for global economics adding that  the United States was and is the world top oil producer in 1996 and 2015.


Town and Country Flowers has Memorial Day arrangements

Connie Kruse of Town and Country Flowers, 121 S. Main St., Bluffton, has a wide selection of Memorial Day flowers. Call the shop at 419-358-4040 or stop in to place your order.


It's a "$10 special" cash mob Thursday at Curling Iron - 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Curling Iron, 129 N. Main St., hosts the Thursday, May 21, Bluffton downtown cash mob. Watch for the "Cash Mob" banner hanging in front of the store as a reminder. Cash mob hours are 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

A $10 sale takes place during cash mob hours, according to Deb Wentz of the shop.

The $10 items on sale include:
• Joico Power Spray, Flip Turn, and JoiMist Firm Hairsprays
• Select Liters of Joico Conditioners
• Select Kenra Platinum Products

C-R girls soccer team to hold color run 5k May 30

The Cory-Rawson High School girls soccer team will hold a color run as a fundraiser May 30 at Cory-Rawson High School.


Memorial service for Elizabeth Dickey Lacy June 13

A memorial service for the late Elizabeth Dickey Lacy will be held on June
13, 2015 at 10 a.m., Collingwood Presbyterian Church, 2108 Collingwood
Blvd, Toledo, followed by a graveside service at 4 p.m., at Pleasant View
Church of the Brethren, 4950 N Thayer Rd, Lima. All who wish to celebrate her
life are welcome to attend.


USTFCCCA honors Chappell-Dick with another award

Make that two Athlete of the Year awards for Hannah Chappell-Dick (Bluffton, Ohio/Bluffton).  Eastern Mennonite University's middle distance runner has been named the South/Southeast Region Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field And Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Chappell-Dick also claimed the honor from the indoor season before winning the silver medal in the mile at the NCAA Indoor Championships.


Mike Castro named All-Mideast Region

May 20, 2015

ABCA All-Region

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Capping off his outstanding career at Bluffton, senior Mike Castro (Reynoldsburg) has been named Second Team All-Mideast Region by the ABCA (American Baseball Coaches Association). Castro's monster year also saw him earn First Team Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honors in 2015. He is the first Beaver to be named All-Region by the ABCA since all-time hits leader Kyle Niermann was recognized as a First Team selection in 2013.

Thursday afternoon cash mob at Curling Iron

Curling Iron, 129 N. Main St., hosts the Thursday, May 21, Bluffton downtown cash mob. Watch for the "Cash Mob" banner hanging in front of the store as a reminder.

Also watch The Icon for special offers provided by Curling Iron during cash mob hours of 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

In addition, all visitors to the store during cash mob hours may register for a $50 shopping spree.

Cash mobs are sponsored by the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce. The intent is to encourage shopping local and highlighting items and services available in Bluffton businesses.

Captain Aaron Schmutz speaker at Memorial Day ceremony

Bluffton's traditional Memorial Day activities take place Monday, May 25, according to Dennis Morrison of the Bluffton American Legion Post 382.

A parade will form at 9:15 a.m. at the Bluffton town hall, with a starting time of 9:30 a.m.

The American Legion  honor guard will lead the parade followed by the Bluffton High School band. Additional parade units will follow the band.

Registration forms available for Pandora town-side garage sales

Registration forms for Pandora Town Wide Garage Sales are available at the Pandora library and need to be returned by Saturday, May 23, 2015. Garage sales are June 5 & 6, 2015. Lists/Maps will be available at the Pandora library and at local businesses around town the week of June 1.