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Chamber business showcase Sept. 20 at Marbeck

The 2018 business showcase coordinated by the Bluffton Area Chambrer of Commerce in partnership with Bluffton University will take place from 11 a.m. to 2  p.m., Thursday, Sept. 20, according to Paula Scott, chamber CEO.

The event is held in the Marbeck Center dining area.

Area businesses interested in a table may contact the chamber at blufftonchamber@gmail.com or call Scott at 419-369-2985.



Harrod, Grove fire departments received BWC grants

Two area fire departments received grants from the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation under a program to protect firefighters from carcinogens and other harmful health hazards encountered by firefighters.

Harrod Volunteer Firefighters Inc.
$14,952.45 to purchase one extractor, 20 hoods with barrier protection and 20 washable gloves.

Village of Columbus Grove
$13,820 to purchase one extractor, 70 pairs of washable gloves and 70 hoods with barrier protection.

“Reconstruction” series to be on display

Computer-compiled photo images at Albrecht Gallery

Bluffton University’s Grace Albrecht Gallery will host “Reconstruction” by John Sousa.
The series features computer-compiled photographic images printed with UV-cured inks over a textured surface of paint and collage fragments. Sousa examines the concept of pareidolia, a phenomenon in which one perceives meaning in abstract stimuli—for example seeing images in cloud-filled sky.

Think No Evil...Amish schoolhouse shooting convocation theme

Jonas Beiler's convo welcomes the university class of 2022

Jonas Beiler, an author and licensed family counselor, will be the featured speaker at 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28 in Sommer Center for Health and Fitness Education as Bluffton University welcomes the class of 2022 during its annual Opening Convocation.
Beiler is the author of “Think No Evil: Inside the Story of the Amish Schoolhouse Shooting… and Beyond.” The book serves as this year’s summer reading for first-year Bluffton students.

Bluffton elementary class lists are posted!

Bluffton elementary class lists for the 2018-19 school year are now posted on the elementary front doors.

Ribbon cutting Thursday for Mercy Health Fitness Studio

At Bluffton Family Recreation

Bluffton Family Recreation, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, announces the official opening of the Mercy Health Fitness Studio, according to Daniel Tinch, BFR executive director, and Dale Gisi, Mercy Health – St. Rita’s president.

The fitness studio is an area within BFR dedicated to exercise and wellness activities.

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center helped fund the renovations of the 2,500-square-foot fitness studio, which will house exercise equipment and fitness classes. The studio enhances the offerings at BFR, which includes sports trainings and leagues.