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Mr. T advises students to "Stop the Spread" of ….

Mr. T (a.k.a. Bluffton Elementary School principal Ben Thiel) recently sent home a variety of reminders to the families of students.

Two are pretty good advice for the general public:

Stop the spread of BCD

#BCD: This is an acronym that we will use at Bluffton Elementary to remind ourselves not to Blame, Complain, or Defend our circumstances on anyone or anything else. Join us as we continue to stop the spread of BCD this year when there are so many issues and excuses to BCD about.  For more explanation please see the video linked here: Two Minutes with TK #9: No BCD

ODOT resumes bridge joint repair on I-75 week of Aug. 15

ALLEN COUNTY: Bridge joint repair work on Interstate 75 between Fourth Street and Bluelick Road will resume this week (August 15).  Expect lane restrictions and traffic delays to begin in the northbound lanes then switching to southbound lanes later in the week.

From Canton to Helsinki, Made in Ada footballs featured in women's games

This summer the Pro Football Hall of Fame created a "Women's Impact on Football" exhibit. The Icon asked Russ Crawford, Professor of History at Ohio Northern University and womens' football expert, for some context. On August 27 Ada will host the Made in Ada Wilson Football Festival including a traveling exhibit by the Hall of Fame.

By Russ Crawford

One usually thinks of men playing NFL or college football as the carriers of footballs made in Ada. However, this summer women played using Wilson footballs across the country and internationally.

Domestic Leagues
In late June, both the Women’s Football Alliance (WFA), and the Women’s National Football Conference (WNFC) held their regular seasons from April to July. The WFA had 61 teams playing this year, spread from Miami to Portland, and included the Columbus Chaos and the Cincinnati Sizzle from Ohio. The WNFC had sixteen teams, mostly in the western and southwest. Both leagues use the Wilson ball. 

Elementary class lists go up August 12

Bluffton Elementary School principal Ben Thiel plans to post class lists for the 2022-2023 school year on the afternoon of Friday, August 12.

The lists will be posted on the front doors of the elementary school at 102 S Jackson St.

Early August weather observations

Weather observations by Guy Verhoff

The first week of August 2022 featured air conditioner weather.

Lows stayed in the upper 60s and highs were mostly in the upper 80s.

The attached report is from Pandora, Ohio.

Dante Tate sentenced in Medina Court

MEDINA COUNTY, Ohio⎯Dante Tate, one of three men who have been charged in events associated with the death of Bluffton police officer Dominic Francis on March 31, 2022, has been sentenced to two years in prison.

On July 6, the 19-year-old pled guilty to two charges⎼failure to comply with an order of a police officer and receiving stolen property⎼and was sentenced on Monday, August 8, in Medina County Court.