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Three area students on ONU spring dean’s list

Three area students were named to the Ohio Northern University spring dean’s list. They are: Molly Moser, daughter of Bruce  and Cindy Moser, 6485 Grismore Rd, Columbus Grove.  She is a junior majoring in accounting. Elita Smith, daughter of Jeffrey and Melinda Smith, 517 Clint Drive, Ada.  She is a senior majoring in management. Stephen Tatarkov, son of Svetlana Tatarkov, 10970 Phillips Road, Bluffton.  He is a senior majoring in mechanical engineering.

 The deans’ list includes students who attain a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 grading system.


Bluffton HS class of 1966 plans 50th reunion in September

The Bluffton High School Class of 1966 will hold its 50th class reunion on Sept. 9-10-11, according to event planners.

Class members will meet in the Bluffton town hall at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 9, prior to the 7:30 p.m. home football game.

On Saturday, class members will tour the high school. A dinner and program takes place Saturday evening in the town hall. A farewell coffee time is planned on Sunday morning.


Adam Zuercher accepted into NAPFA membership

Adam Zuercher of Bluffton was recently accepted for membership in the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA).

Zuercher is associated with Hixon Zuercher Capital Management, Findlay, where he is the CEO and chief investment officer.

Membership in NAPFA are available to fee-only financial advisors who meet the organization's membership standards.



United Way 50/50 raffle tickets on sale now

United Way of Bluffton, Beaverdam and Richland Township is selling 50/50 raffle tickets this spring and summer.

The raffle winner will be announced at the close of the Bluffton Community Olympics held at Bluffton Family Recreation on Saturday, July 30.

One half of the raffle goes to the United Way and the other half goes to the raffle winner, who does not need to be present at the drawing.

Republic recycling and trash collection days change week of June 6

Bluffton recycling and trash customers were notified via post card last week about changes in Bluffton collection days by Republic Services, the village contractor.

The card, however explained pick up days referring to “north” of Main Street and “south” of Main Street.

Translation: “North” of Main means “west” of Main. “South” of Main means “east” of Main.

With that translation, beginning the week of June 6:
• Collection day for all residents east of Main is Monday.
• Collection day for all residents west of Main is Wednesday.

10th annual County Line Church of the Brethren car show, barbecue, July 9

the 10th annual County Line Church of the Brethren car show is from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 9, at the church, 4227 N. Hardin Road, Harrod.

In addition to the car show there is a chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brabecue tickets are $8 each and must be ordered in advance by calling 419-649-5364.

Car show details:
• Registration is from 11 a.m. to noon.
• $10 per entry
• Top 10 Awards
• Awards at 3 p.m.
• Door prizes for car owners
• Children's activities
• Chicken barbecue


Bluffton University to host Soccer Day Camp

The men’s and women’s soccer teams at Bluffton University will host a Soccer Day Camp Monday, June 13-Thursday, June 16.

The camp is open to girls and boys ages 5-13. Students aged 5-7 will learn new skills from 9-11:30 a.m. and students aged 7-13 will have sessions from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration fee is $70 for ages 5-7 and $170 for ages 7-13.

Bluffton University to host basketball skills camp

The Bluffton University women’s basketball team will host a Skills Camp Monday, June 27- Thursday, June 30.

The camp is open to girls entering grades 2-8. The first session will be for participants entering grades 2-4 and will take place from 9 a.m.-noon all four days. The second session will be for participants entering grades 5-8 and will take place from 1-4 p.m. each day. The cost for session 1 is $55 per camper while session 2 costs $65 per camper and payment must be received by June 1.

Bluffton police receive 391 calls for service in April - here's the report

Bluffton Police Department
Public Docket April 2016

Total Calls for Service - 391

April 1
-A subject walked into the police station carrying a knife and showed officers where he had cut his wrist with it.  He was transported to St. Rita’s Hospital.

-Police responded to a non-injury traffic crash on Church St.  Nancy Yeager, 71, Bluffton was issued a citation for Reasonable Control.

April 2
-Officers responded to an assault complaint in the 100 block of E College Ave. 


Bluffton University to host baseball skills camp

The Bluffton University baseball team will host a Youth Skills Camp from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Monday, July 18 and Tuesday, July 19.

The camp is open to youth ages 9-14. Cost is $78. Registration forms can be found at www.bluffton.edu/athletics/baseball/