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Girls' tennis drubs Elida 4-1

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
The Lady Pirate tennis squad nearly swept Western Buckeye League foe Elida Tuesday afternoon.  The Pirates took all but one match on their way to a 4-1 victory. 

1st Singles: Erin Hotmire defeated Annie Sayoto 6-2, 6-3

2nd Singles: Olivia Barnes fell to Madalyn Schamber 4-6, 0-6 

3rd Singles: Raychel Avlia defeated Beatrice Yomul 6-0, 6-2

1st Doubles: Emma Klinger & Caity Zimmerman defeated Piper Lang & Lexi Hartzler 6-3, 6-2


Boys' soccer keeps on rolling

By Sam Brauen www.blufftonpirates.com
Bluffton's boys soccer team ripped off their fifth win in a row with a 5-1 road triumph at Lincolnvew.  The Pirates are now 5-0-2 overall and 3-0 in Northwest Conference play.  The Lancer goal tonight was the first opponent goal allowed in a NWC match this season.  


Wonderfully Made Boutique opens on Main Street

In former Bluffton News storefront

As a young girl, Meg Opperman came to Bluffton with her parents to attend movies at the Shannon Theatre, in the winter to view the Blaze of Lights and throughout the year for shopping.

On Saturday, the Lima resident became a Main Street business owner. She opened Wonderfully Made Boutique, housed in the front of the former Bluffton News storefront at 101 N. Main St.

The business offers women’s clothing, foot ware and accessories. And, with its soft opening on Saturday, the shop has had a steady stream of customers.


Bluffton's electric power supplier files for bankruptcy

Village to electric customers: "not to worry"

Bluffton electric customers received, at first glance, an ominous letter eariler this month from the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of Northern Ohio.

For persons who took the time to open it, the letter stated that "you are receiving this notice because you may be a customers of FirstEnergy Solutions Corp."

First Energy provides Bluffton AEP customers with electricity and has filed for bankruptcy.

But, Bluffton council members say, "not to worry." The council plans to move ahead and contract for electric energy with the new company that replaces First Energy.

Here's the BHS class of 1968

The Bluffton High School class of 1968 held its 50th reunion on Sept. 8 in the Bluffton town hall. Joining the class was Gary Brown, teacher.

Front, bottom to top, Jim Henry, Carol Koontz Heath, Mona Reichenbach, Beth Dailey Diamond, Jane Welker Amstutz, Joyce Reichenbach Beery, Cheryl Ingalls McFadden, Lynda Mericle Brown, Doris Hamman Schumacher.


Mom2Mom fall sale Sept. 15

A Mom2Mom fall sale is scheduled  from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 15, at Ebenezer Mennonite Church gymnasium, 8905 Grove Road, Bluffton.

The event is sponsored by Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS). Admission is free. A bake sale by donation and non-perishable food collection for the Bluffton Communtiy Assistance food pantry will also take place.