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1 -BLUFFTON TOWN HALL
419-358-2066 - Press 0 for operator
Accounts Payable
Press #
Bluffton Community Swimming Pool
Press 6
EMS chief, non-emergency
Jan Basinger, press 5
Fire Chief, non-emergency
Jon Kinn, press 5
Income Tax Administrator
Rhonda Hohenbrink, press 2
Mayor
Richard Johnson, press 3
Police Chief, non-emergency
Ryan Burkholder, press 4
Police Sergeant, non-emergency
Matt Oglesbee, press 4
Street and Water Department
Press 7
Utilities clerk
Angie Essinger, press 1
Village Administrator
Jesse Blackburn, press 3
Village Fiscal Officer
Kevin Nickel, press 2
Waste Water Treatment Plant
Press 8

Civic Organizations

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AA Open Discussion
7:30 p.m., Mondays, and 11:30 a.m., Saturdays at the English Lutheran Church, 111 Grove St
Al-Anon meetings
7:30 p.m., Mondays, and 11:30 a.m., Saturdays at the English Lutheran Church, 111 Grove St.
Bluffton American Legion Post 382
Dennis Morrison, 419-358-4950
PO Box 142; [email protected]
Bluffton Athletic Boosters
Beth Ackerman, 419-204-9913
Bluffton Boy Scouts
Mike Metzger, 419-358-5598
Bluffton Bucs Midget football
Zac Kohli, 419-306-2818 or Mitch Geisgie, 419-204-7291
567-525-6667
Amber Bingley, 419-358-0268 Tom Augsburger, 419-384-3674
Bluffton Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization
Crystal Camper, 419-235-7572
Bluffton Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts of Northwestern Ohio, 888-350-5090
Bluffton Hospital Auxiliary
Heather Schalk, 419-423-5342
Bluffton in Bloom
Jesse Blackburn, Village administrator, 419-358-2066
Patty Navin
Bluffton Senior Citizens (Association) Center
132 N. Main St., Tonya Meyer, director, 419-358-8971
Bluffton Swim Team
Nicole Mikesell, 419-358-0074
Bluffton Writers Group
Ruth Naylor, 419-358-6309
Campus Life
Jeremy Basinger, 419-296-9267
Cancer Support Group
Gloria Bucher, 419-429-2621
Fair Trade Town Task Force
Esther Birkey, [email protected]
Olwen Prichard, [email protected]
Gardeners of the Bluffton-Pandora Area
Pat Flinn, 419-358-6766
Relay for Life/Relay for Hope
Lynda Best, 419-296-2790
S.H.A.N.N.O.N. Service Club
Duane Bollenbacher - 419-358-7365
Swiss Community Historical Society
Gary Wetherill, 419-358-1049
TOPS/KOPS
Jean Ream 419-358-7613 or 567-208-3318
Transition Bluffton
Peter Badertscher

Churches

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112 N. Main St. - 419-358-5806 8905 Columbus Grove Road - 419-358-8588
8375 Phillips Road - 419-358-1561 111 Grove St. - 419-358-2591
101 S. Jackson St. - 419-358-5766
First Missionary Church
247 N. Lawn Ave.-419-358-7751
116 Church St. - 419-358-8921 223 W. College Ave. - 419-358-5641
160 N. Spring St. - 419-358-8631 835 N. Main St. - 419-358-1382
2022 State Route 103 - 419-358-2001

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Garage Sales

GARAGE SALE!!! IN JENERA

20075 Twp Rd 60 jenera OH 45841
August 11-13
Thursday 8-5, Friday 8-5, and Saturday 8-5

Lots of stuff...boys clothes, boys shoes, boys and girls toys, plus size woman clothes, tv stand, lamps, music boxes, humidifier, life jackets, curio cabinet, power mobility chair, children's books, adult diapers/underwear,  shop lights, antique bicycle, polar ice machine, tv trays, and much more. 


GARAGE SALE - FRIDAY ONLY

2613 State Route 81

FRIDAY, 8 am - 5 pm

Shop before you come!

Photos of antiques, every-day items, furniture, women's clothing (1x - 4x)

https://vickismusicstudio.com/yard-sale-6%2F17-18 


ADA YARD SALE

Saturday only 1 p.m. - 5 p.m

323 Willeke Ave. Ada

  • household items 
  • decor
  • shoes (kids sizes 2-3)
  • womens clothes
  • desk
  • clean smoke free home

 


BY-WAY SALE IN JENERA

22447 Township Road 59 Jenera, Ohio (3rd house from Old 30)
Thur- Sat 9-4.

Old Ball jars, glassware, Longaberger, 8track, CDs, Norman Rockwell Collector plates, kid toys, Books, cookware, Wii, Nintendo, waffle maker, Bissell Cleaner, dorm fridge, lots of misc. the garage is packed with prices to sell


LINCOLN HWY. BETWEEN SLABTOWN AND MAYBERRY

3660 E. Lincoln Hwy. between Slabtown & Mayberry Roads.
Thursday 8/11 & Friday 8/12 from 8-5.

Antiques, collectibles, Santini Marble statue of Aphrodite, Native American art, Willowtree Nativity, Willow Tree figures, Art, book bag & totes, antique bird cage, foot bath, ladies, preteen boy & girl clothes, cabinet stainless steel rolling tray (new), bird cage & accessories, much more.


GARAGE SALE AUGUST 11, 12, 13

8 am - 5 pm

6250 East Lincoln Hwy, Columbus Grove-Beaverdam

Multi-Family Garage Sale

Girls' clothes newborn to 24 months, baby equipment, toys, household items, clothes, and miscellaneous items


SATURDAY SALE ON STOODT RD., BLUFFTON

Saturday Aug.13, 8-5

9061 Stoodt Rd, Bluffton, OH 45817.

Women’s and mens clothing, shoes, purses, belts, curtains, microwave, toasters oven, end table, lights, speakers, tools, socket set, encyclopedias, books, roofing shovels, sink, fishing boat, numerous odds and ends.


SALE IN DUNKIRK

Fri. 8-12 from 9AM to 4PM & Sat. 8-13 from 9AM to 1PM

0636 Twp. Rd. 145, Dunkirk 45836

Antiques, toys, home decor, and much more!


Estate sale: ANTIQUES, FURNITURE, HOUSEHOLD, TOOLS

22727 Co. Rd. 15 Aug.11- 13 Thurs-Sat 8-6:00

Lots of Antique glassware, couch, recliners, TV, 2 full size bedroom suits, desk, hand tools, Electric tools, pool table, pictures and much much more. Everything needs to go.


FRIDAY AND SATURDAY GARAGE SALE ON CR 60

Friday noon - 4:00 , Saturday 10:00 a.m.-noon

3224 County Road 60,  Ada

Housewares, womens and mens clothing, misc.


BY-WAY SALE ON AUGUST 13

Saturday Only 10:00-3:00

Multi-Family Garage Sale

518 S Simon St, Ada

Right next to the F & M Picnic


MEGA-FAMILY GARAGE SALE

Aug 11, 12, 13th   9am - ? 

101 W. Main (Lincoln Hwy), CAIRO OH – by the tracks in front of the elevator. 

Something for everyone: 

  • Tools (table saw, dewalt drills, air nailers, sanders, hand tools…) 
  • Kitchen (Pots, Pans, Dishes…) 
  • Home Décor (Indoor & Outdoor) 
  • Scentsy, 31, Longaberger 
  • Dickies & Carhart 
  • Signs (Bud Light…) 
  • Collectibles  - Vintage/Antiques 
  • Kids (Little Tykes Bicycle, toys…) 
  • Pet Items 
  • Craft Items 
  • Garden/Farm (Barbed wire, Hens/Chicks succulents…) 
  • and much more!!! 

Lincoln Hwy Buyway Weekend Yard Sale - Ada
Aug. 11-13
Thursday & Friday 9-5, Saturday 8-1
4116 Township Road 55/VanAtta Road

Baby items, antique furniture, unique antiques, crossbow, PVC pipe, toys, household items, adult clothing, lots of miscellaneous


Lincoln Hwy Buyway Weekend Yard Sale

Thurs 8/11-Fri 8/12, 9 am-4 pm
155 N. Spring St., Bluffton.

Furniture, kitchen, antiques and more. Everything sold by donation to benefit Children’s Shelter of Cebu, Philippines.


GARAGE SALE

Garage sale 405 e college ave, bluffton

fri aug 12 sat aug 13 9:00-4:00

Tools, ohio state & cleveland browns, new weed eater,golf,
antiques, chaise lounge, misc.


Lincoln Hwy Garage Sale in Bluffton

Thurs & Fri 8-5, Sat 8-12. - August 11-12-13

PAWS like new backpack hard wood sweeper, battery weed wacker, 2 area rugs, home decor, scrap book supplies, heavy wood desk, some tools, wheel barrel planter, etc. 

207 Township Rd 28. Just 2 miles south of Village park, Bluffton.


YARD SALE

Sunday,  August 14

12-4:00 p.m.

622 Clint Dr, Ada, Ohio


AUGUST 11-12-13
MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE

9 am to 4 pm  

3 families new and used stuff

4060 Township Rd 30 Ada Ohio 45810


FREE BY-WAY LISTINGS AUG. 11-12-13

Planning a garage or yard sale for the Historic Lincoln Highway By-way Sales weekend of August 11-12-13?

"400 miles of fun!" are promoted by www.historicbyway.com with a map that stretches from one side of Ohio to the other along Old U.S. 30.--not far from Ada or Bluffton.

All garage sales will be listed on both Bluffton and Ada Icons.


Pets

KITTENS

Three beautiful white kittens need loving homes.

419-358-0334


Events of interest

BLUFFTON FALL FESTIVAL 2022 - SEPTEMBER 24

Downtown

  • Farmers' Market
  • Face Painting & Balloon Animals
  • Bluffton Cars & Coffee
  • Entertainment at the Presbyterian Church Gazebo
  • Blended Roots Sidewalk Sale & Kids Craft

Mennonite Memorial Home

  • Kiddie Train
  • Sand Art with Hilty Preschool & Child Care
  • Putt-Putt Golf
  • Food Tent with MHCO Service Group

Maple Crest

  • Fishing Derby
  • Tractor Show
  • Kiddie Tractor Pull
  • Free Hearing Screenings by Beltone

Bluffton Hospital

  • Kona Ice
  • Pumpkin Decorating
  • Refreshments
  • Interactive Activities for Kids

Swiss Community Historical Society

  • Historical Demonstrations
  • Straw Bale Maze
  • Kids Games and Activities
  • Food ($)

AUGUST 20 BLOCK PARTY WITH STREET CLOSING

A Block Party hosted by Greenhorn restaurant and Eikenbary Landscape Co.will close Vine St. from Main to the alley on August 20 from 4:00-11:00 a.m. The event is open to the public.


Reminder for Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce members: the next Business After Hours is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 11, at Southgate Lanes, 9700 N. Dixie Hwy.

The event is sponsored by Lisa Wenger-CCR Realtors.

 


Discovery Days 2022: August 27, September 24, October 22

The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce has announced Discovery Days (listed above) and invites chamber member businesses and organizations to join in welcoming visitors to Bluffton. 

Advertised hours will be 9:00 a.m-3:00 p.m. No storefront is needed. You can host an outdoor activity, pop-up shop or self-guided activity.

Email the Chamber at [email protected].


Mennonite Memorial Home annual Concert on the Lawn:

6:00-7:00 p.m. August 21: A free concert featuring the Pantasia Steel Band. Sponsored by Don Snyder Excavating and Everence.

Ice cream from the Delphos Creamery. Bring your own lawn chair.


SAVE THE DATE

2022 Ted Fest to benefit the Arthur Lugibihl Community Center in Pandora is August 13. 


Free

Welcome to The Bluffton Icon classifieds. Viewers may post ads at NO COST including garage sales, card of thanks, lost and found, free kittens, bake sales, and so forth.

HELP WANTED ads are also free.

For cars, trucks, real estate or business services viewers may provide up to 50 words for $10 per ad. E-mail ads to: [email protected]. We'll run your ad for 10 days. (No phone calls.) Payment must be received before running paid ads.


Lost and Found

FOUND ON SPRING STREET

Found white envelope on Spring St. If can ID contents and message on front call 419-358-9856 and leave message


For Rent

2-BEDROOM APARTMENTS

Taking Applications for 2-bedroom Apartments located at  401 County Line Rd, Bluffton

Enjoy country like setting at the Bluffton Arms Apartments. Easy access to I-75, 15-minute drive to Findlay. 

2-bedroom, 1 bath, Kitchen remodeled, includes all appliances. Water and Trash pd. Coin-op Laundry in building. No Pets, No smoking. 12-month Lease $795 Rent & Deposit. Email [email protected]


Notices

BLUFFTON SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS

Monday, August 15

  • 7:30 p.m. in the Elementary School media center, 102 S. Jackson St.

VILLAGE OF BLUFFTON PUBLIC MEETINGS

Monday, August 22

  • Regular Council meeting at 7:00 p.m.

All meetings are at the Town Hall, 154 N. Main St. unless otherwise noted.


Help Wanted

BANQUET STAFF AT THE CENTRE AT BLUFFTON

The Centre at Bluffton is hiring! We offer flexible scheduling and competitive wages for banquet staff. Luncheon or dinner service, light cleaning, and set up and tear down positions available. Please contact the Centre at 419-358-8533 or [email protected] for more information.


1-4:00 P.M., AUGUST 18
Learn more about careers with Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio and interview for open positions for all of our campuses in Bluffton and Pandora.

There are currently opportunities available as a nurse or nurse aide, as well as posiitons open in the dietary, housekeeping and laundry, and maintenance departments.

Come and be a part of a team that is dedicated to enriching the lives of the elders we serve! To learn more attend the Career Fair, call 419-358-1015, x220, or visit https://mhco.easyapply.co/ to apply today.


PHARMACY TECHNICIAN

Pharmacy Solutions/Hometown Pharmacy in Pandora is hiring a pharmacy technician.  Experience would be great but not necessary.  Apply online on www.Indeed.com or call Keith at the pharmacy 419-384-3303.


CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE

Basinger Plumbing and Heating is seeking an experienced, motivated individual to join our team as a Customer Service Representative. As part of our team, you answer the phone, schedule appointments for Clients, manage Technicians schedules and perform various data entry tasks, you must be well organized and able to multitask.

Responsibilities:
Answer phones and direct calls to appropriate persons or service
Assist customers in making new appointments or adjusting existing
appointments
Manage schedules for Technicians
Input new Customer data and retrieve data for authorized requests

Requirements and Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED certificate
Prior administrative or customer service experience
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Data entry skills and experience
Attention to detail and problem-solving ability

Please email Resumes to [email protected]


WILSON SPORTING GOODS, ADA

Get your career back into the game at Wilson Sporting Goods Co. We are the world’s premier ball sports equipment manufacturing company and every point in the Super Bowl has been scored with a Wilson Football. We currently have openings in our Assembly and Sewing Departments for our Wilson Football plant located in Ada, OH.

SEE ATTACHMENT FOR DETAILS including sign on bonus

If you meet our requirements and are interested in joining our legacy of achievement, please visit the Wilson Careers page at www.wilson.com for more information and to apply. Wilson Sporting Goods Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/VD/V


MIG WELDER

Diamond Manufacturing of Bluffton, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is looking for MIG Welders with the following qualifications:

Applicant must possess knowledge of MIG welding procedures – Ability to use fixtures – Must be proficient in reading tape measure – Must be able to pass welding test consisting of setting up welder, vertical up, down, and horizontal welding, weld wraps, ability to close the gap and overall weld – Observe all plant and safety guidelines.

Diamond Manufacturing works a four (4) day/10-hour work schedule Monday through Thursday.  If necessary, overtime work is scheduled on Friday.  Starting pay for welder is between $17.00 and $20.00/hr. based upon weld test results and relevant experience. Pay increases at 6 months, 12 months and annually thereafter. 

Please visit our website at www.diamondMB.com/employment and apply online or apply in person at 505 E. Jefferson Street, Bluffton, OH  45817. 


DOUGH HOOK MEAT MARKET

The Dough Hook Meat Market located on Main Street in Bluffton, Ohio has several immediate openings for permanent, full-time and/or part-time help. We are a growing company with an excellent work environment. Qualified individuals should have great organizational skills, excellent people skills and a natural ability to want to have fun! Positions we are currently hiring for include food prep, customer service and a meat handling assistant.

SEE ATTACHMENT FOR FULL DESCRIPTIONS

  • FOOD PREP/CUSTOMER SERVICE:
  • MEAT HANDLING ASSISTANT:

Those interested should email a resume or letter of interest to [email protected] or download an application at www.doughhook.com and email or mail to 117 N. Main Street • Bluffton, OH 45817.


SODEXO DINING SERVICES

We are hiring at Bluffton University-Sodexo Dining Services. We offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, full and part time hours, and full benefits available upon hire for all 30 plus hour employees.

Looking for a supervisor/cook, catering help, dish room, and various food service positions. Great for moms who want to be home for their kids during the summer and most holidays. Call 419-358-3455.


HIRING:  Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic in Bluffton, OH
Ken Lugibihl Truck Sales is an established 30-year-old family owned and operated company seeking a mechanic who has experience working with heavy duty diesel trucks. This position performs a full range of maintenance, repair and service activities on vehicles and equipment.

Our hours are Monday-Friday 7am-5pm. Applicant must have own tools (specialty and larger items supplied by company). Valid Driver's License is required. Must be able to work independently and without direct supervision. If interested, please email your resume to [email protected] OR call 419-358-0745 for further details.

 

Help Wanted:  Detailer in Bluffton, OH
Ken Lugibihl Truck Sales is an established 30-year-old family owned and operated company seeking a detailer.

Our hours are Monday-Friday 7am-5pm. Valid Driver's License is required. Must be able to work independently and without direct supervision. If interested, please email your resume to [email protected] OR call 419-358-0745 for further details.


HELP WANTED

Hairstylist wanted at Infinity Salon & Wellness part-time for booth rent. Rent negotiable.  Call Ellen at 419-365-0270 for more information.

LMT wanted at Infinity Salon & Wellness part-time for booth rent. Rent negotiable. Call Ellen at 419-365-0270 for more details.