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November 17, 2018

Cutting the ribbon

Todd Mason, First National Bank president and CEO, holds the sissors while Vanessa Greer cuts the ribbon. The ribbon-cutting signifies the completion of remodeling of the Bluffton FNB branch. Members of the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce hold the ribbon. The event was Nov. 16.

Jefferson Street design work underway

Village's major road work project in 2019; ODOT will replace Jefferson Street bridge

Choice One Engineering has started the design work on the water line replacement and streetscape work planned in 2019 for Jefferson Street.

Jessie Blackburn, village administrator, updated Bluffton council on the project at Monday’s council meeting.

He said that bidding documents will be prepared for bidding to take place early next year.  Construction should begin in July.

The Jefferson Street project by the village coincides with Ohio Department of Transportation’s replacement of the Jefferson Street bridge. The bridge will be closed from April to October.

No surprise in governor's race in Bluffton, Richland Township

Red wave in village; red tsunami in township

• Open the attachment at the bottom for Bluffton and Richland Township’s voting history for governor since 1936.
Click here to view 2018 Bluffton and Richland Township votes for senator by precinct.

If Ohio’s election for governor was in Bluffton was a “red wave,” it was a “red tsunami” in Richland Township. 

Since 1936 village and township voters supported Republicans for governor in each election except for two – 1936 and 2006.

Latest Pirate sports stories

Who do the Pirates play next and where is the game?

Pirate sports fans may now purchase passes and reserved seat orders with Bluffton High School for the 2018-19 season. A printer-friendly order form is attached below.



By Sam Brauen, www.blufftonpirates.com
Bluffton High School Senior Luke Young has been named second team All-Ohio in boys' soccer. The speedy forward was a fearless playmaker for the Pirate boys' team.  

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
Seniors Mason Ault and Deandre Nassar led the Bluffton selections for Northwest Conference honors in voting performed by league coaches. 

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A Thanksgiving Day service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 N. Main St., Jenera, at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 22. 

Two members of the Bluffton University men's soccer team have been named Honorable Mention All-Heartland Conference following the 2018 season. Sophomore Timothy Murphy (Chesterfield, Twp., MI/L'Anse Creuse) and freshman Dalton Taynor(Troy/Miami East) were honored for their work on the pitch.

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Yesterday's Top Story

Bluffton Hospital receives national recognition

For performance leadership in quality and patient perspectives

Bluffton Hospital, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS), has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in quality and patient perspectives for the fourth time, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation.

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Icon viewer Carole Oakley spotted this Allen County plate and sent it to the Icon.