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Thurman Goddard was retired after 40 years at Whirlpool

Thurman Wesley Goddard, 84, died Aug. 11, 2018, at his residence in Pandora.  Thurman was born Aug. 11, 1933, in Redhouse, West Virginia, to the late Grant and Selma (Jividen) Goddard.  On Dec. 16, 1966, he married Pamela Brammer Goddard who survives.


Michael Bucher was a 1973 Bluffton High School graduate

Michael Lee Bucher, 62, of Findlay died Aug. 12, 2018, at The Heritage in Findlay.  Michael was born Sept. 6, 1955 in Bluffton to the late Charles and Doris (Niswander) Bucher.

Michael was a 1973 graduate of Bluffton High School.  He was a business manager at Findlay Industries prior to his retirement.  Michael was a member of English Lutheran Church in Bluffton.  He enjoyed his music, his art, painting and golfing. 


ODOT road project update affecting Bluffton this week

The following bridge repair and culvert projects on or along Interstate 75 between the village of Beaverdam and the village of Bluffton will have the following impacts to traffic:

Rev. Donald Rock was a pastor in the United Church of Christ

He was active in the greater church on teams and committees of the United Church of Christ

Rev. Donald Rock, 81, died Aug. 11, 2018, at Willow Ridge – Betty House, in Bluffton.  Don was born Oct. 10, 1936, in Cleveland, Ohio, to the late Clayton L. and Dorothy (Vollman) Rock.  On June 7, 1958, he married Shirley (Derringer) Rock and she survives.

Donald graduated from Camp Hill High School in Pennsylvania in 1955, Heidelberg College in 1959, and Methodist Theological Seminary in 1994.

He served in the U.S. Army, Fort Knox, Kentucky, in Armor Training Headquarters.  He was a member of the American Legion Post 382 – Bluffton, serving as Chaplain.


“Eliminate Acid Reflux, Heartburn and GERD” presentation Aug. 28

Blanchard Valley Hospital "Live and Learn" Series

Blanchard Valley Hospital (BVH) will host “Eliminate Acid Reflux, Heartburn and GERD,” part of the “Live and Learn” series, to educate the community about ways to remove acid reflux, heartburn and GERD through the new LINX procedure. 

This event will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Marathon Auditorium of BVH and led by the experienced surgeon Jessica Reynolds, MD from Surgical Associates of Northwest Ohio, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System.

Funeral arrangements incomplete for Rev. Donald Rock

Donald Rock,  81 of Bluffton died Aug. 11, 2018, at the Betty House of Willow Ridge in Bluffton.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.