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School releases free and reduced price meals guidelines

Bluffton schools announced its 2020-21 program year policy for free and reduced price meals for students unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

A news release attached to this story provides all the details.

Ohio Gov. DeWine tests positive for covid-19

Today, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine took a test for COVID-19 as part of the standard protocol to greet President Donald Trump on the tarmac at Burke Lakefront Airport in Cleveland. 

Governor DeWine tested positive.  Governor DeWine has no symptoms at the present time.

Governor DeWine is returning to Columbus where he and First Lady Fran DeWine, who also has no symptoms, will both be tested.

Governor DeWine plans to follow protocol for COVID-19 and quarantine at his home in Cedarville for the next 14 days.


Covid-19 testing guidance for patients and employers

From Bluffton Hospital and BVHS

Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) is encouraging individuals to work with their primary care providers to order the COVID-19 test, if needed.

BVHS is collecting outpatient COVID-19 samples with a provider order at the Findlay and Bluffton campuses. These samples are collected by appointment only.

Individuals who have been exposed to COVID-19 or are having symptoms related to COVID-19 are also able to be evaluated at Physicians Plus Urgent Care and COVID-19 testing may be ordered and completed onsite.

Around the world wine sampling Aug. 28 at The Inn at ONU

The Inn at ONU, Ada, will hold an around the world wine sampling from 5 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 28.

The evening includes a variety of appetizers and desserts and wine commentary by Sommelier Kevin Boehm. There will also be musical entertainment. Wine is available for purchase during the evening. 

Admission is $32 per person and that includes five wine samples from a selection of eight wines unique to the Inn.

The event is designed to meet proper safety and social distancing guidelines. Mask are required exept during dining.



MHCO hosts Ohio addiction webinar

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio will host a free one-hour online webinar on Ohio’s addiction, according to Jason Cox, director of marketing,

The webinar offers CEU for nurses and social workers. It is also available for viewing by the general public.

It will air from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 25, with Gina Bailey, BSN, RN, as the presenter.

To watch the webinar contact Cox at 419-358-1015, extension 265, or e-mail jcox@mhcoliving.org

Regional businesses, schools partnership with Bluffton University

Providing corporate and educational discounts, enhance workforce needs

Corporate and Education Partnerships provide
educational discounts; enhance workforce needs

Bluffton University is rapidly growing a network of Corporate and Education Partnerships in northwest Ohio.

The university has entered into 3-year Corporate Partner agreements with six companies and five Education Partner agreements with area school districts since its launch this spring.

“We are excited about the leadership opportunities for our region,” said Dr. Jane Wood, president of Bluffton University.