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Sheerer goes over 1,000 points in win at Earlham

February 15, 2017
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


RICHMOND, Ind. - The Bluffton University women’s basketball team hit the interstate and took on the Earlham College Quakers in the final regular season road game of the year on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The Beavers took control in the second half and cruised to an 87-61 shellacking. The win pushes Bluffton to 20-4 overall and 14-3 in conference play. Earlham dropped to 2-22 on the season and 2-15 in the HCAC.

Bluffton men rout Earlham 70-56

February 15, 2017
By: Jared Sleutz, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton took to the court to battle the visiting Earlham College Quakers on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The Beavers led from tip to horn, rolling to a 70-56 victory. A berth in the HCAC tournament is still a possibility for a  Bluffton squad that improved to 13-11 overall and 6-11 in the HCAC, while the visiting Quakers fell to 2-15 in the HCAC (6-18 overall).

Time to sharpen up on your village income tax questions

Here's some assistance from the village

It's tax season.

Here's an overview concerning Village of Bluffton income taxes from the village tax administrator, Rhonda Hohenbrink.

A full description of the Village of Bluffton’s income tax requirements is on the village’s website at www.bluffton-ohio.com, under the Income Tax tab.

The link to the ordinances can be found on the left-hand side of the page in the Search Tax Forms box called Income Tax Ordinance.

Check out Stratton Auto Group's winter tire special

Stratton Auto Group, 220 N. Main St., Bluffton, continues its tire special underway this winter, according to Christian Gomes.

When purchasing four new tires, mention that you saw this offer on the Bluffton Icon. When you mention the ad you'll receive $60 off the set of four. Call 419-358-0303 for an appointment.

Stratton Auto Group
220 N. Main St.
Repair Center - 419-358-0303


Bluffton elementary students introduced to music from China

During Feb. 23 assembly by trio of Chinese musicians

FROM ADA ICON - A trio of Chinese musicians will perform traditional music from their homeland during an assembly at Bluffton elementary school on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 23.

The musicians include:

• Yunhe Wang, a recent graduate of Minzu University in Beijing. She plays the sheng, which is similar to a harmonica, and the dizi, a type of flute.

Bluffton Public Library premiers "love your library" video Feb. 21

See if you made the cut

Bluffton Public Library invites patrons to a "Love your library promo release party."

The event is at 6;30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 21. The party includes the premier showing a a "Love Your Library" video shot using Bluffton library patrons.

The library staff invites patrons to attend to see if their video testimonies made the cut.

Refreshments will be served.

BHS academic team on TV 44

The Bluffton High School academic team can be seen on TV Channel 44 at 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, and at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 19. The show was previously recorded.



Kenneth Knitz was former Village of Bloomdale police chief

Kenneth Wayne Knitz, 81, died Feb, 14, 2017, at Blanchard Valley Hospital in Findlay.  Kenneth was born Jan. 24, 1936, in Gibsonburg to the late A. Wayne and Edna (Houtz) Knitz.  On Feb. 10, 1955, he married Nancy Lee Knitz who survives.

Ken graduated from Troy-Luckey High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He retired as a machinist at Atlas Crankshaft in Fostoria after 28 years.  Ken was an active member of Pandora United Methodist Church and a 34 year member of the Bloomdale Fire and EMS. 


It's an elephant and piggy extravaganza Thursday at the library

Bluffton Public Library has an elephant and piggy extravaganza.

It's at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 16, at the library. The event includes games, reading stories and other fun stuff. Contact the library for more details at 419-358-5016.

For your information, the library will be closed on President's Day, Monday, Feb. 20.

DeArment named Director of Physician Services and Recruitment

Swaisgood assumes Chief Development Officer of BV Health Foundation

Blanchard Valley Health System recently made several key management changes in order to focus on organization-wide, strategic initiatives.

Linda DeArment was named the Director of Physician Services and Recruitment. DeArment will oversee all provider recruiting activities and the Medical Staff Office. Prior to accepting this position, Linda served as the Chief Development Officer of the Blanchard Valley Health Foundation for nearly 10 years.