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Resurfacing Pandora's basketball-tennis courts on council's agenda

In its final meeting of 2010, Stan Schneck, Pandora village administrator presented a cost estimate of $113,502.50 from Poggemeyer Design Group as to re-surfacing the Pandora basketball/tennis courts.

The minutes from the meeting are attached at the bottom of this story.

Hospital construction moves into the new year

New Emergency Department
. Brick work continues in the front Emergency Department entry
. Work on interior metal studs is near completion, insulation and dry wall continues
. Work continues on HVAC, electrical and plumbing rough in
. Wood blocking for fixtures continues to be installed
. The hazadous waste tank for the decontamination room was installed

New Surgery Area
. Medical gas piping will be completed soon
. Metal stud and drywall work continues for interior walls

Ohio State Supreme Court rules on 2007 bus accident liability

The Ohio State Supreme Court, by a 5-2 decision made on Dec. 28, concluding that Bluffton University's insurance is liable for covering the costs of the March 2, 2007, bus accident in Atlanta.

The story was broke by the Columbus Dispatch.

According to the Dispatch, the decision could mean as much as an additional $21 million for victims of the crash.

White Christmas dream came true

Your dream of a white Christmas came true. It did snow - ever so slightly - on Christmas Day. Here's the highs, lows and trace of snow report for the past seven days from Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.

Library board reorganizes on Jan. 5

The Board of Trustees of Bluffton Public Library will hold its annual reorganization meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at 6:30 p.m., in the library's Riley Room.

The purpose of the meeting is to elect officers, set the 2011 meeting schedule and approve temporary authorizations for 2011. Library board meetings are open to the public.

For more information, visit the library or call 419-358-5016.

Not driven by horsepower

What kind of an animal drives this vehicle? The Icon spotted this plate in the parking lot at Groves Bears and Antiques