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Ohio announces new reopening

Bowling alleys, skill training for all sports

Lt. Governor Husted announced several new sector opening dates in Ohio:

Beginning Tuesday, May 26, miniature golf, batting cages, and bowling alleys may resume operations if they can meet required safety protocols. 

Beginning Tuesday, May 26, skills training for all sports, including contact sports, may resume if required safety protocols can be met. Tournaments, games, and competitions for contact sports are still prohibited. 

Local students on Rhodes State College dean's list

Rhodes State College is pleased to announce the 2020 Spring Semester Dean's Lists for full-time, One Night a Week (ONAW) and part-time students. 

To be eligible for this full-time Dean’s List, a student must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours and earn a 3.5 grade point average or higher.

Luke Michael Bish 
Braeden Ty Edwards  


Monday's council meeting moved to Tuesday

Here's Bluffton council's meeting schedules next week:

All meetings will be held using Zoom video conferencing. Those interested in attending should contact Jesse Blackburn at blackburnj@bluffton-ohio.com to request an invitation. 

• Utilities – Friday, 5/22 at 10:30 a.m.
• Council meeting – Tuesday, 5/26 at 7 p.m.

NOTE: Due to the Memorial Day holiday, council meeting has been moved to Tuesday, May 26.

Tim Falk was a 1975 Bluffton High School graduate

Was a sheer operator at Clymer Enterprise

Timothy Lynn Falk, 63, pdied May 20, 2020 at Bluffton Hospital. Tim was born April 30, 1957, in Bluffton to Dean and Carol (Mathewson) Falk.  On Oct. 5, 1991, he married Joyce Hartman Falk.  

Tim was a 1975 graduate of Bluffton High School. He was a sheer operator at Clymer Enterprises in Pandora and enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing cards and his dogs and cats.  


Bluffton HS student academic achievements

40th annual Academic Awards Program on May 15

Students were recognized for their academic achievements in the 40th annual Bluffton High School academic awards program held virtually on May 15.

Students recognized were those receiving 
• College scholarships  
• Various scholarship recognition
• Community-based scholarships
• Athletic awards
• Math team and math competitions
• National Latin exam
• Presentations by 21 teacher listing special class awards

The entire list is in the attachment below.


Bluffton student-athletes All-Academic HCAC

The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) has announced the spring honorees for Tom Bohlsen Academic All-HCAC. Bluffton student-athletes are listed at the bottom of this story.

Academic All-Conference selections have at least a cumulative 3.5 GPA and are varsity athletes.