September 17, 2014


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Bluffton's Fall Festival offers lots of family-oriented events Sept. 27

The Bluffton community’s 11th annual Fall Festival, with many family-oriented activities, takes place throughout the community on Saturday, Sept. 27, according to Daren Lee of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio, who coordinates the festival.

Here’s the schedule:

Elizabeth Kelly leads care of cancer survivor workshop

Clergy, social workers, counselors, nurses, physicians and community health workers are invited to attend a workshop on providing psychosocial and spiritual care to cancer survivors from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 in the Marathon Auditorium at Blanchard Valley Hospital, 1900 S. Main St., Findlay. Social work continuing education credits will be offered to those in attendance.

Roger Zeits, Carrick Lancaster receive Eagle Scout awards

Two local Boy Scouts -- Roger Zeits and Carrick Lancaster -- were honored for achieving the Eagle Rank at an Eagle Court of Honor August 17 at First United Methodist Church.  Both scouts joined Bluffton Boy Scout Troop 256 in May 2009 and have been active members since.

Roger is a senior at Bluffton High School and is a member of the soccer and
tennis teams.  Roger attends First United Methodist Church in Bluffton.  He
is the son of Clair and Victoria Zeits.


Andromeda Galaxy star party Friday at ONU Observatory

Interested in star gazing? Ohio Northern University's Observatory will hold a star party celebrating galaxies -- in particular, The Andromeda Galaxy -- on Friday, Sept 19 between 8:30 and 10:30 p.m.


Morning Star cider press opens Wednesday; Suter corn maze opens Saturday

It is officially fall in Bluffton.

The Morning Star cider press will open on Wednesday, Sept. 17. The cider press is one of the oldest-continually operating businesses in the Bluffton-Pandora community.

Then on Saturday, Sept. 20, the Suter Produce corn maze, at the cider press, will open and attempt to get people lost in a field of corn. The maze is an annual Suter Produce tradition since 1999.


The cider press and corn maze are located at 8250 Road R, Pandora.

Edward Jones: Prepare Yourself for the Unexpected

By Mark Alliman

Financial Advisor
Edward Jones

107 South Main Street

Bluffton, OH 45817

(419) 358-2622


Saturday open house at Grob invites community to tour its state-of-the-art facility

Grob Systems of Bluffton invites the community to an open house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20.

The open house enables the community to learn more about Grob's products and workplace. The plant is at 1070 Navajo Drive, on the east side of Interstate 75.

Ada Harvest and Herb Fest' on Saturday

It’s a downtown festival in Ada on Saturday.

It’s the 29th anniversary Ada Area Chamber of Commerce Harvest and Herb Festival. Over 175 booths with offer their products, stretching from Quest Federal Credit Union on the north to the Disciples of Christ Church on the south.

Here’s what’s in store during the day:
• 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. booth display open
• 10 a.m. Main Street parade


$99 tanning special 'til end of 2014 at Polished

Polished, 417 N. Main St., Bluffton, offers a  $99 tanning special through the end of the year. For more details call the shop at 419-358-0001.



Lots of events on the rest of September's calendar - all the the public library

Several events take place during the second half of September at the Bluffton Public Library. Here's the calendar of events:

Thursday, Sept 18, is Read an eBook Day.  Use the hashtag #eBookday for a chance at a prize from Overdrive, the eBook app for libraries.