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SR 103 will be reduced to one lane next week

Ohio Department of Transportation announced the following local road project that will take place the week of July 23?

State Route 103 between the village of Bluffton and state Route 698 will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for work being done in preparation for a chip seal project. Work is being performed by the ODOT Hancock County maintenance garage.


Sidewalk sales in downtown Ada Thursday-Friday-Saturday

And, VFW Cruz-N-Ada on Saturday

By Monty Siekerman
FROM ADA ICON - Ada’s Sidewalk Sales will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday with a big Cruz-N-Ada car and truck show slated for Saturday.

Offering bargains, most local retail merchants will be open from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. those three days. Restaurants, of course, will be open later for dinner.


Bluffton blooms on Thursday and Friday

America in Bloom judges will visit the community

America in Bloom judges will check out the community on Thursday and Friday as Bluffton enters its second year in the national competition, according to Susie Stratton.

In 2017 Bluffton was winner of the America in Bloom Outstanding Achievement Award in the Urban Forestry Award. Bluffton also received a special mention recognizing the village floral displays.

It will be a busy two days for judges. Here’s a brief overview of their itinerary.

Headed to USA Swimming Junior Olympics

Four Bluffton swimmers - Riley Verb, Jackson Bowlus, Jenna Downey, June Essinger

Four local swimmers will compete at the Ohio Junior Olympics long course championship meet July 19-22 in Oxford, Ohio, at Miami University.

They will represent the Lima Y USA Swimming team, and the Putnam County USA Swimming Team. All four swimmers are students in the Bluffton school district.


Pirate and Mermaid Pary Friday at The Inn at ONU

The Inn at ONU has two events planned this week. Persons interested should RSVP to the Inn at 419-772-2500.

Friday, July 20, 2-4 p.m.
Pirate and Mermaid Party

The afternoon includes family activities and a photo opportunity based on a pirate-mermaid theme. The drink menu includes ocean water blue, raspberry lemonades, pirate gold lemonade and Blackbeard’s brewed ice team.

Cost is $32 for one adult and one child under 13. Additional guests are $18 per adult and $8 per child.


Professional office building under construction on SR 103

Will contain four suites available by November

A professional office building, Skyward Realty, LLC, is under construction this summer on State Route 103, according to Greg Smith, property owner.

The building is directly west of Schoolhouse Electronics, also owned by Smith.

“When finished it will have four units. One is already leased and the other three are still available,” said Smith.