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July 17, 2019

Let's tumble

Somersaults, cartwheels, the balance beam - it's all about tumbling. Last week Bluffton Family Recreation held a tumbling clinic for elementary students. Here Autumn Sprunger instructs one of the students. Additional photos are in this series.

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Watch out for the bikes on Saturday - and there's still time to register

5th annual Bluffton Ride to Remember brings cyclists to town

Online registration is open through Friday for Bluffton’s Fifth Annual Ride to Remember. 

On-site registration will be available the morning of the event, Saturday, July 20, at Bluffton Family Recreation (BFR).  Individual adult registration is $30 and includes a swag bag with items from local merchants, an $8 lunch coupon and free swimming at BFR.  Visit ridetoremember.net to register.

Bluffton artist seeks inspiration from water environments

Several of Judith Greavu's works are in the collection of Jane's Art Center, Florida

Bluffton artist Judith Greavu was recently featured in a Facebook post from Jane's Art Gallery in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. She is also featured on the Center’s website.

 The gallery is an eclectic fine art exhibition space featuring art from American and European artists.

Here’s a compilation of photos and comments from Greavu from the Center’s website.


Latest Pirate sports stories

A mandatory fall sports player/parent meeting for 7th to 12th grade students and a parent takes place in Bluffton High School at 7 p.m, Monday, July 29. Athletes must have up-to-date physicals before they may start practice on Aug. 1.

Four Bluffton swim team seniors were recognized during this past weekend's Western Ohio Aquatic League championships. The entire list of league seniors follows:
Ada Alligators:
Ethan Daniels

After the first day of competition Bluffton Sardines swim team is vying for the lead in the Western Ohio Aquatics League championships

Joy Savage Harris, 2004 Bluffton High School graduate, ran in her first-ever triathalon.

She competed in the Rock Hall Sprint Triathalon held in Silver Spring, Maryland, on June 2.

Her times are in the attachment below.

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Bluffton summer swim team swept visiting West Ohio Aquatic League rival Ada on an overcast Monday evening.

Bluffton whipped the Ada boys 473-148, while the girls defeated the Alligator ladies 441-203.

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History lesson

Once upon a time in Bluffton, if swimming was the plan, this was the scene.

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Recent trends in safety, demographics, and demand have spurred the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to develop its first-ever policy plan for walking and biking.

The Office of Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has recognized First National Bank for its 100 years of service in banking. 


The Dari Freeze, 595 S. Main,  is hosting a blood drive Friday, July 19, from 1 to 7 p.m., with the American Red Cross. 

Donate blood and you'll receive a free Reverse Buckeye Sundae.

Yesterday's Top Story

2019-20 school appropriations $19,952,960

2 teacher hirings, 1 resignation on tonight's board agenda

Bluffton school board will act on its 2019-20 appropriations at the July 15 school board meeting. The appropriations total $19,952,960. Also, on the agenda is action on two teacher hirings and one teacher registration.

Amanda Temple resigned as middle school science teacher. She joined the teaching staff last year.

Amanda Markley will be offered a one-year teaching contract (master’s, step 13) at $62,848; and Natalie Townsend will be offered a one-year teaching contract (master’s, step 1) at $41,789.

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Poetic License

P CLARK was spotted in the Ada park. The plate is on a black Chevrolet van.