October 26, 2014



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Football downs Manchester 24-16 for fourth straight win

By: Griffin Kuras, sports information assistant


Volleyball moves to 6-2 in HCAC with win over RHIT

By: Brittany Roth, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University volleyball team came out ready to fight in their last home conference match on Saturday, Oct. 25. After the recognition of two seniors, opposite hitter ASHLEY LITWILLER from Hopedale, Ill., and student coach CARLY UNRUH, another HCAC battle began.

Bluffton men drop 2-0 decision to Pioneers

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


Transy women take down Bluffton 8-4

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University women’s soccer team lost in a high-scoring affair to the Transylvania University Pioneers 8-4 on Saturday, Oct. 25, in a match played at Steinmetz Field, home of the Bluffton H.S. Pirates. The win makes the Pioneers 6-11 on the season and 4-3 in the Heartland Conference, while Bluffton slipped to 4-11-1 and 1-5-1.

Baritone vocalist to bring Paul Robeson to life

Anthony Brown, artist in residence at Hesston (Kan.) College, will bring 20th-century athlete, artist and activist Paul Robeson to life in two programs at Bluffton University Nov. 3 and 4.

Brown, a baritone vocalist, will perform “I Go on Singing: Paul Robeson’s Life in His Words and Songs” beginning at 7 p.m. Nov. 3 in Bluffton’s Yoder Recital Hall. The following morning, at 11 a.m. in Founders Hall, he will discuss “The Education of Paul Robeson” in a Bluffton Forum. Both programs are free and open to the public.

Notre Dame coach recalls lessons learned at Bluffton

Working at the University of Notre Dame, Craig Cheek has drawn upon a value that was instilled in him 20 years ago as a college undergraduate at Bluffton.

How about those Pirates! 48-0 over Paulding

Bluffton High School jumped to a 42-0 halftime lead to defeat Paulding 48-0 on Friday night.

For game stats open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


Time for some music Saturday night in the town hall

Calico Skies, a  two-piece, guitar-and-violin duo based out of Findlay, will perform from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Bluffton town hall. The performance is part of the Bluffton Cultural Affairs Town Hall Concert Series, according to Wendy Chappell-Dick.

The duo plays Celtic, folk, rock, pop, and country music, including songs from artists such as Cat Stevens, Electric Light Orchestra, The Rolling Stones, and the Moody Blues.


Cash mob year-end party at Southgate Lanes 3-5 p.m. Oct. 29

It's a party at Southgate Lanes and you are invited.

The final Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce cash mob of 2014 is from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Southgate Lanes bowling alley, 9700 Dixie Highway Bluffton.

"This cash mob is a bit different from our previous nine events," said Fred Steiner of the chamber. "It's cash mob year-end party."

Here's the agenda:


Local union and companies win national safety award

Husky Energy, RMF Nooter, and the Lima Building Trades Council were presented with the prestigious Zero Injury Safety Award (ZISA) during the National Maintenance Agreement Policy Committee’s annual gala in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 23.

RMF Nooter, Husky Energy and the Lima Building Trades received the ZISA Certificate of Merit for working 87,875 hours on the Nox SCR Piping Project at the Husky Lima Refinery in 2013 without an OSHA recordable injury.