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February 22, 2019

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Mobile health clinic at library on Friday

The Ohio Northern University HeathWise mobile clinic will be in Bluffton from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 22. The bus will be on Main Street outside of the Bluffton Public Library, 145 S. Main St. 

This clinic offers free screenings for blood pressure, blood glucose, and lipids (please fast for 12 hours prior to your arrival if you wish to participate in the lipids screening). Participants may speak with Healthwise students and staff about their results or concerns, and even receive referrals to area doctors.


Beginning to feel like maple syrup weather

It’s beginning to feel like maple syrup weather as temperatures dip below freezing at night and rise above freezing during the day.

Three of the past seven days experienced that condition, so maple tree tappers like Greg Probst must be enjoying this. Here’s the highs and lows from Feb. 12 to 18.

Bluffton girls open tourney with win vs. PG

Bluffton High School girls' basketball team doubled the score on Pandora-Gilboa, winning the opening round of the sectional tournament at Allen East.

BHS won 51-23. Bluffton advances to face Leipsic at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Allen East.

Averey Rumer scored 28 points for Bluffton. She becomes the third BHS girl basketball player to hit the 1,000-point level in the last three seasons.



Eric Garmatter named NWC girls' basketball coach of the year

Alivia Koenig, BHS senior, named NWC player of the year

This is the winter of the Pirate. Over the weekend Bluffton's wrestling coach, Jeff Kleman, was voted NWC wrestling coach of the year and Deandre Nassar was named NWC wrestler of the year. Click here for the wrestling story.

Bluffton senior guard Alivia Koenig was selected as the 2018-19 NWC Player of the Year in voting by Northwest Conference girls' basketball coaches. 


Eric Faulkner named president of Citizens National Bank

Michael Romey will remain as bank board chair and CEO

Eric Faulkner was named president of Citizens National Bank by its board of directors in an annoucement made Feb. 19. He is only the fifth person to serve as bank president since the bank opened nearly 100 years ago.

Michael Romey, former president, will remain chairman of the board and CEO of the bank. He has held the role of president/CEO since 1986.

Faulkner began his banking career at CNB in 2009 in Columbus, heading up the loan participation program.


Bluffton cancels school Wednesday, Feb. 20

Make-up day is Thursday, May 30

Bluffton schools have cancelled classes for Wednesday, Feb. 20, according to Greg Denecker, superintendent.

The school went on a 2-hour delay at 5:29 a.m. and cancelled classes at 7:50 a.m., according to Ohio Alerts.

The make-up day is Thursday, May 30.