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May 4, 2016


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Flood warnings throughout northwestern Ohio

It's wet in Bluffton but it's wet and wild in Findlay.

While the Little and Big Rileys are flooding its banks only in low areas, Findlay Mayor Lydia Mihalik is urging residents in at least one neighborhood to evacuate as rainstorms raise the water level of a flood-prone river.

BHS musical this weekend: "Alice in Wonderland"

The Bluffton High School Music Department presents "Alice in Wonderland," this weekend in the middle school cafetorium. The performance is the Prince Street Players version.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 12-13, and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 14.

Tickets are now on sale at Bluffton Middle School during office hours. Tickets are:
• Reserved seating tickets $10
• Adult General Admission tickets $5
• Student General Admission tickets $3



Food boxes available for P-G families for April

The churches of Pandora and Gilboa are offering food boxes for households in the Pandora-Gilboa School District.

The boxes are designed to provide nine meals for a family of four.

In order to pick up a box, you must register by 5 p.m. on April 22 by calling 419-384-3905.

Boxes will be available for pickup on Saturday, April 27 at 11 a.m. at the Pandora United Methodist Church located on State Route 12.


Pandora free community meal planned for April

The Pandora United Methodist Church will be hosting a free community meal on Wednesday, April 24, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington Street, Pandora.

The meal this month is provided by Lita's Leaders will be Sloppy Joe Sandwich, augratin potatoes, green beans, dessert and beverage.


Mayor Gallant announces council committee assignments

Dennis Gallant, Bluffton mayor, made council committee appointments at the April 8 council meeting. The appointments are on the attachment at the bottom of this story.

"Everything you need for your lawn and garden" is at New Leaf

New Leaf Garden Center, 0395 State Route 235, Ada, announces its large selection of "Everything you need for your lawn and garden" this spring and summer.

The selection includes:
• Nursery stock
• Flowering plants
• Trees and shrubs
• Perennials
• Vegetable seeds and plants
• Garden supplies
• Mulches and soils.



Bluffton drops HCAC twin-bill at Anderson

By Keisha Holtsberry

The Bluffton University softball team lost both games at Anderson University on Tuesday, April 9, 2013. The Beavers fell to 15-13 overall and 7-3 in the Heartland Conference.

Apollo superintendent panelist at the Ohio Jobs and Workforce Development Summit

Apollo Career Center Superintendent Judy Wells is making sure Lima will be front and center this Friday, April 12, when she travels to Columbus, Ohio for The Ohio Jobs and Workforce Development Summit.

Wells will speak about workforce development in our region and how Apollo Career Center and career technical education has been responsive to industry needs; forging innovative partnerships with business and industry. 

Bluffton offense awakens in 13-5 drubbing of Earlham

By Kyle Stover

The Bluffton University baseball team mounted an offensive explosion on Tuesday, April 9, routing conference opponent Earlham College by a score of 13-5. The Beavers let an early 6-0 lead shrink to just one, but added six more tallies on in the sixth en route to the victory.

Four independent living duplex units under construction on Maple Crest campus

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) began a six-month construction project at the Maple Crest campus’s Crimson Maple Court cul-de-sac on April 10.

The $850,000 project will create four new independent living duplex units.  Each unit has a different floor plan and range from 1,617- 1,820 square feet.  Floor plans vary between two and three bedroom floor plans, but all include cathedral ceilings in the great room, a utility room, kitchen (including all appliances), two baths and a two-car garage.