September 15, 2014


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“The Case of the Missing Honey Bees,” colloquium topic

The Case of the Missing Honey Bees” will be Dr. W. Todd Rainey’s focus in a Bluffton University colloquium at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, in Centennial Hall’s Stutzman Lecture Hall.

Math educator to discuss Common Core standards

A mathematics educator from John Carroll University will address connections between the Common Core State Standards for math and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education on Sept. 23 at Bluffton University.

Speaking in a Bluffton forum at 11 a.m. in Founders Hall, Linda Gojak will discuss how she believes the standards can improve math education from kindergarten through college, as well as STEM education in general. Her presentation is free and open to the public.

Bluffton University adult degree program adds online element

Working adult students will soon spend much less time traveling and on campus while completing a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from Bluffton University.

The introduction of online learning to the Bluffton Cohort-based Organizational Management Program (BCOMP) should allow them to spend more time at home instead.

Coffee with a cop on Saturday - and you are invited

Coffee with a cop Saturday morning in Bluffton.

Law enforcement officials from the Bluffton Police Department, Allen County Sheriff, Lima Police Department and Shawnee Township Police, along with members of LACNIP, will come together in an informal gathering to discuss community issues, build relationships, and enjoy a free cup of McDonald’s coffee this weekend.

It all takes place starting at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Bluffton McDonald's restaurant, State Route 103.

Town and Country Flowers specializes in homecoming corsages and boutonnieres

Connie Kruse of Town and Country Flowers, 121 S. Main St., Bluffton, has a reminder for high school and university students going to homecoming.

"We specialize in personalized homecoming corsages and boutonnieres," she said.

Order your's today. Call 419-358-4040.


Check out Stratton's Auto Sales fall car care maintenance special

Stratton's Auto Sales, 220 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces a fall car care maintenance special.

Here are the details:
• Oil and filter change
• 4-tire rotation
• Balance 4 tires
• Top off under-hood fluids
• Complete vehicle inspection
• Battery/harging system check
• Examine all belts and hoses

This special offer is available for $59.95 plus tax.
Call for an appointment: 419-358-1900.



Swavel named HCAC Football Player of Week

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton University senior linebacker Brad Swavel (Marion/Ridgedale) led the Beavers in a 32-20 loss at Baldwin-Wallace on Saturday and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Football Player of the Week on defense. 

Carlson named HCAC Soccer Player of Week

BLUFFTON, Ohio - Bluffton senior Peter Carlson (Toledo, Ohio/Springfield) recorded the first Bluffton hat trick since 2008 and has been named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Soccer Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 14, 2014. 

The senior midfielder scored three goals, including the game winner with just over four minutes to play, as the Beavers stunned Marietta with a 4-3 win Saturday. The hat trick was Carlson’s first in his career. He is currently tied for third in the Heartland Conference with four goals on the season.

Did you ever play in the BHS marching band? Want to do it again? Here's your chance

Were you ever in the Bluffton High School marching band? Now's your chance to once again march across Harmon Field with your instrument in hand.

The BHS alumni band will perform during the Saturday, Oct. 18, Bluffton HS football game versus Western Reserve Academy.

According to Rachael Lewis, assistant band director, all former BHS band members are invited to participate. A reception takes place at 6 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. Alumni will then march to Harmon Field at 6:45 p.m. The band will play in the pre-game ceremony.


Friends of Santa seek gifts for under-privileged youth

Each fall, Corey and Miranda Greer, formerly of Bluffton and now of Findlay, host a party designed to raise money, which provides Christmas gifts to under-privileged children registered with Friends of Santa.  Here's their information: www.friendsofsanta.org.

"A group of guys who I went to high school with, and their wives, congregate at our house for golf and to watch an Ohio State football game. We raffle tickets off to win door prizes and use 100 percent of the proceeds for the children," said Greer.