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January 16, 2021

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Wes Klinger will lead Bluffton school board in 2021

Larry Hoffman named vice-president

Bluffton school board selected Wes Klinger as its president for 2021 during its Jan. 11 reorganization meeting.

Several additional board appointments were made. Those follow:
• Larry Hoffman, vice-president
• Brad Dailey, official delegate to the 2021 Ohio School Board Conference
• Larry Hoffman, alternate delegate
• Brad Dailey, legislative liaison to the Ohio School Board Association
• Wes Klinger, student achievement liaison

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State of Ohio releases Phase 1B timeline for vaccinations

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted provided the following updates on Ohio's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Governor DeWine reemphasized the vaccine distribution timeline for Phase 1B of Ohio's vaccination program, which is set to begin next week with those ages 80 and older.

Slabtown bridge estimated to take 60 days to repair

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Allen County Engineer's Office have completed the initial scope for the repair of the Slabtown Road bridge over U.S. 30, which closed in December due to a bridge strike.

The tentative schedule for the repairs sets construction to begin as early as mid-April and will take approximately 60 days to complete.

New Year's resolutions you can keep

Four ways to make your New Year's resolutions stick

This story provided by Ohio Northern University HealthWise Pharmacy.

It's that time of year again — time to make resolutions with all those good intentions behind them. But how can you make sure they stick this year?

New Year's resolutions can be tricky. Around 80 percent of people fail to keep their New Year’s resolutions, clinical psychologist Joseph Luciani told the New York Post.

And most people don't keep their resolutions for very long, either. Research has shown that Jan. 12 is the day New Year's resolutions tend to falter. 


Council will rebid Jefferson Street Phase II

Monday's action follows a protest from one of the initial bidders of the project

On Monday, following an executive session to discuss contracts, Bluffton council rescinded earlier action that awarded a contract for Jefferson Street Project Phase II.

The rescinded contract was passed during a special meeting held Jan. 4., and was awarded to Helms and Sons Excavating Inc., Findlay. It was initially considred as a first reading, but was changed and passed as an emergency reading.

Monday’s action followed a protest from one of the bidders of the project.