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New Wilson Football Factory holds media spotlight on Ada, Ohio

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By Paula Pyzik Scott

The July 8 community celebration of the new Wilson Football Factory, 517 E Highland Ave, held the media spotlight on Ada, Ohio for a second week. For this event, Lieutenant Governor Jon Husted was the honored guest speaker of the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce and Hardin County Chamber and Business Alliance.


Lack of safety belt usage prevalent in July 4th weekend traffic fatalities

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting 16 people lost their lives in 15 traffic crashes during the July Fourth reporting period, which began Wednesday, July 3 at midnight and ended Sunday, July 7 at 11:59 p.m.


Obituary for Melanie Frances Mathewson Horn

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Melanie Frances Mathewson Horn, 29, of Ohio City.


Bluffton historical society meets July 10

Annual membership is $25

The July 10 meeting of the Bluffton Ohio Historical Society has an agenda including: Grant opportunities, committee updates and Bluffton History Day plans.


Bluffton EMS by the numbers, June 2024

UPDATE Emergency transports added.

Jan Basinger, Chief of Bluffton Emergency Medical Services, provided the following Calls for Service date for Bluffton EMS in June 2024:

  • 53 Medical Calls
  • 45 Emergency Transports
  • 2 Non Emergency Transports
  • 4 Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • 6 Fire Calls
  • 5 Mutual Aid Calls

70 total calls in June

434 Calls to date in 2024


Dive into a good book!

With this coloring page, the Icon is celebrating Summer Read programs. Learn more about the Bluffton Public Library program at