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Juvenile court judge examines juvenile law and the Constitution

Judge Glenn Derryberry Constitution Day Forum speaker

Judge Glenn Derryberry of Allen County juvenile court presented Bluffton’s annual Constitution Day Forum titled “Juveniles and the Law: A Puzzle.” In front of a packed audience on Sept. 20 in Yoder Recital Hall, Derryberry explained that he looks at constitutional law in the area of juvenile justice to be a large jigsaw puzzle.
“The puzzle is not finished and the puzzle continues to change,” said Derryberry. “Local courts every day are confronted with Constitutional details of great importance.”

Finlandia downs Men's Soccer 5-0

September 25, 2016


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University men's soccer team hosted Finlandia University for a rare Sunday contest at the Sears Complex on a warm September afternoon. The visiting Lions found the back of the net just over a minute into the contest en route to a convincing 5-0 victory. Bluffton slipped to 3-5 on the season, while Finlandia improved to 2-6 as they head back to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Sept. 23 wasn't just any old Friday in Bluffton

It was the Friday of the 2016 Bluffton High School homecoming parade


Abbie Parkins reigned as queen and Gabe Denecker as king of the 2016 Bluffton High School homecoming. The queen-king announcement made in a pre-game Harmon Field ceremony Friday night followed a long homecoming tradition at BHS.

Senior court members also included Sierra Ribley, Kristen Yost, Trevor Bunch and Levi Mikesell. Underclassmen on the court were juniors: Kelli Leugers and Hunter Busch; sophomores Amelia Mitchell and Logan Rhodes; and freshmen Kayla White and Nephi Peralta.

#20 Franklin holds off Football 44-38

September 24, 2016
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


Men's Soccer takes down OCU 2-1

September 24, 2016


BLUFFTON, Ohio - A pair of Grant Stutzman (Sugarcreek/Hiland) tallies separated by less than three minutes proved to be all Bluffton would need as the Beavers defeated Ohio Christian 2-1 on a beautiful Saturday, Sept. 24. It marked the first home win by the men since Oct. 29, 2014 when Bluffton defeated Mount St. Joseph, 3-2, at the Sears Complex. The Beavers improved to 3-4 on the season, while OCU dropped to 2-6 overall.

Volleyball sweeps Capital at OAC/HCAC Crossover

September 24, 2016
By: Samantha Granger, sports information assistant

Capital Stats  I  ONU Stats

HANOVER, Ind. - Less than 12 hours after matches finished on Friday night, teams were in the gym ready to go for day two of the annual HCAC/OAC Crossover. Bluffton was up in the first round of matches to face the Capital Crusaders who they just went five sets with last weekend in Wooster.

Volleyball splits on day one at Hanover

By: Samantha Granger, sports information assistant

Muskingum Stats  I  B-W Stats

Over 100 buttons hand-sewn on this headboard

Dan Garver of Fine Touch Furniture and Upholstery, Ada, displays a king size diamond tufted handcrafted headboard, recently upholstered by the firm.

Over 100 buttons are in this headboard. Each button was hand sewn. Fine Touch Furniture and Upholstery is located at 153 N. Johnson St.


Bluffton's favorite fall event is Saturday

Events at Maple Crest, MMH, Swiss Homestead, BFR, Hospital, Downtown

Saturday is Bluffton's favorite fall event. It's the 13th annual Bluffton Fall Festival.

All activities are free unless otherwise designated. Food and other items are available for purchase at multiple locations. There will be busses traveling between all locations at scheduled intervals.

See posted signs at the “bus stop” at each location for the schedule and at:
• Facebook at facebook.com/BlufftonFallFest or www.blufftonfallfestival.com.

More details of State Route 103 corridor safety study

Public comment sheet attached; study project cost $65,420

The safety study underway on Bluffton’s 103 corridor is the first step in possible improvements made to that two-lane heavily-trafficked area of the community.

Bluffton residents are encouraged to share their comments on the study.

A printer-friendly comment sheet is attached at the bottom of this story.  All comments must be delivered to the town hall village office by Wednesday, Sept. 28.