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January 19, 2018

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Bluffton Diamond Sports spring softball and baseball sign-up underway

It may be mid-January, but a sports-minded Bluffton group is thinking about baseball and softball.

Bluffton Diamond Sports is accepting registrations for this spring’s seasons for:
• Baseball - ages 7 through 8th grade
• Softball - ages 8 through 8th grade

Participants may register and pay on Bluffton Diamond Sports website at www.bdsonline.org or by mailing the form with payment to:

Bluffton Diamond Sports
69 Anna Circle
Bluffton, OH 45817

Monday funeral service for Bluffton' "small-town super hero"

Owen Weaver touched the lives of the community

Owen Richard Weaver, 10, died Jan. 17, 2018, at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. Owen was born Aug. 14, 2007, in Lima to Chad and Melissa (Badgett) Weaver.

Owen was a 4th grader at Marimor Schools in Lima. He played in the Abilities Baseball League in Lima. Owen was a happy boy who loved school, people, and his dog, Ace. Owen had an exceptional bond with his three brothers. 


Fiindlay chamber offers July trip to Switzerland

The Findlay∙Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with AAA Travel, is offering the community the chance to experience Switzerland, Austria, and Bavaria.

This 10-day trip is July 19 through July 28, 2018. Those who book before Jan. 20, can save $250 per person. AAA members can receive an additional $50 off per person.

Included in the trip is round trip air from Detroit Metro Airport, transportation to and from the airport, all abroad transportation, hotel accommodations, and twelve meals – eight buffet breakfasts and four dinners.

ODOT Allen County salt usage by ton this winter 6,055

Last year usage by ton 4,187

Ohio Department of Transportation reports winter road coverage this winter compared to last winter, as of Jan. 17.

Allen County - total lane miles 455
This year tons of salt used: 6,055
Last year tons of salt used: 4,187

Thie year gallons of de-icer:  26,439
Last year gallons of de-icer: 32,446

This year miles driven: 52,968
Last year miles driven: 35,103

This year total cost: $484,100
Last year total cost: $460,062

I-75 southbound one lane north of SR 309 today

Interstate 75 southbound, just north of state Route 309 (mile marker 125.6), Lima, will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for one day only on Thursday, Jan. 18.

The lane closure is required during guard rail repair. The restriction is expected to be in place by 8 a.m. and be removed by 3 p.m.

Work is being performed by the ODOT District 1 Roadway Services department. Traffic control by the ODOT Allen County maintenance garage.

Keeney Peace Lecture focus on the state of nonviolence

Sarah Thompson, 2018 Generations Fellow, Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, will present Bluffton University’s 2018 Keeney Peace Lecture during the Jan. 30 Forum, “From Charlottesville to Congo to Cleveland: The State of Nonviolence,” at 11 a.m. in Yoder Recital Hall.