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Ice Age

By Karen Kier
Pharmacist on behalf of the ONU HealthWise team

Blue Sky Studios released five animated films in the popular franchise series about the ice age.  The original Ice Age movie was released in 2002 and featured the voices of Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, and Chris Wedge.  In 2016, the last of the movies created by the originator was released.  The movies follow a group of animals trying to survive the Paleolithic ice age.  Disney+ released a new spin-off of the franchise in January of 2022 titled “The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild.”


Northwest Ohio law enforcement collaboration saves lives

11th Annual Lights for Lives

41 - Safety belt citations
14 - Impaired drivers were removed from Ohio’s roadways
40 - Criminal arrests including 5 felonies and misdemeanors, 13 involved drugs 


A sweet Blaze of Lights 2022

Bluffton's Blaze of Lights festival and parade for 2022 brought out record crowds and a fantastic assortment of floats including the "elf on the shelf," who it turns out drives a pretty snazzy red sportscar. Many more photos will follow.

What was the mystery animal of 1956?

In late November 1956 – actually this week 66 years ago, the major topic of residents of  the LaFayette and Bluffton area was of a mysterious animal that “cried like a baby and screamed like a woman.”

A front page story in the Bluffton New described the circumstances surrounding this mystery. 

Before you read about the 1956 mystery animal remember to watch Bluffton Forever next week for a story from 1958 about another mystery animal that appeared in the Bluffton rural community. 

The story from the Nov. 29, 1956, Bluffton News follows: 

BHS boys basketball nipped by Paulding in opener

By Cort Reynolds

PAULDING - The visiting Bluffton High School boys basketball team lost its season opener 53-51 at Paulding High School on Saturday, November 26. 

The Pirates trailed 11-7 after the first period, but pulled ahead 27-26 at halftime. 

Carson Soper drained three triples in the second stanza, and Marek Donaldson drilled two trifectas in the same stanza to give the Pirates a slim edge.


Happy Thanksgiving

From the staff of the Ada Icon and Bluffton Icon, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Our office will be closed and we will take a break on November 24-25-26.