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One lane closed on I-75 - coming soon

Beginning Sunday, July 29, at 7 p.m., Interstate 75 over Riley Creek will be restricted to one lane in both directions during bridge deck work. The restriction will remain in place until noon on Friday, Aug. 3, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.,

ODOT focus on erosion repair on U.S. 30 and I-75

The Ohio Department of Transportation issues the following notice concerning erosion repair along U.S. 30, Interstate 75 and state Route 696 in Allen County and along Interstate 75 in Hancock County

Flag football, Summerfest 1-K, adult VB, U6 soccer!

All coming soon to BFR; register now

Flag football, U6 soccer, Summerfest 1-K and adult coed volleyball are all coming soon to Bluffton Family Recreation, according to Daniel Tinch, BFR director. Here’s what you need to know:

Summerfest 1-K
Can you believe at 1-K? It’s at noon, Saturday, July 21, and the route is a beeline from Parkview on South Main Street all the way out to Southgate Lanes bowling alley. There’s a $20 registration fee and all proceeds go to BFR. A registration form is attached at the bottom of this story. Watch the Icon for more details.

5th National Night Out will be a "blast"

6 to 9 on Aug. 7 at Bluffton pool; fireworks folllows

The biggest event of Bluffton’s summer is Tuesday night Aug. 7. And, as always, it’s all free.

It’s the fifth annual National Night Out celebration held at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool, according to Matt Olgebee, police department lieutenant, who chairs the event.

The Bluffton Police Department, in conjunction with the Pandora Police Department, sponsor NNO. Bluffton and Beaverdam-Richland Township Fire and EMS Departments also participate.

NNO is held from 6-9 p.m. with free pool admission all day.

Joanne Emma Avers 1936 - 2018

Mother of Debbie Mohr of Bluffton

Joanne Emma Avers, 81, formerly of Clyde, died Friday, July 6, 2018, at the home of her daughter in Carroll, Ohio.

Joanne was born Dec. 6, 1936, in Fremont to Lawrence A. & Velma T (Binger) Ferkel. She graduated from Green Springs High School in 1954 and received her bachelor's degree from Capital University in Columbus. 

On Aug 20, 1955, she married Rev. Robert Paul Avers. They spent 10 years as missionaries in Ethiopia.


Humor in the workplace

What we think determines how we feel

By Nancy Proctor, BSN, MAE
Patient Experience Manager & Educator
Blanchard Valley Health System

Every business knows how integral a core set of values is to driving behavior that results in exceptional product and service quality.

However, most haven’t really considered how a value of humor in the workplace facilitates success. When you can laugh and have fun at work it carves the path to mutual purpose and mutual respect. Humor also facilitates the physiology that supports optimal health, keeping your workforce present and accounted for.