October 24, 2014



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BFR invites you to a "friendly" Halloween afternoon

Don't worry - it's a friendly Halloween party.

BFR Sports & Fitness will provide a free Halloween event from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday,
Oct. 26, at the center on Snider Road, Bluffton.

The party will include games, crafts, and snacks for families with young children. 

A costume judging contest is scheduled for 3 p.m., with divisions for:

• ages 0-3 years 
• 4-6 years, 7-10 years
• 11 and older, and a 
• family/group division.


Bluffton man launches "Single Dad's United" organization for divorced fathers

A Bluffton man is launching an organization that is relatively unique, not only to Ohio, but perhaps the entire country. Eric Wagner heads up the new organization called “Single Dad’s United: Standing Stronger Together.”

According to a recent Huffington Post article, the number of single father households in America has risen nine-fold since demographers began measuring it more than 50 years ago. Also according to the article, one of the biggest reasons for this phenomenon is simply the increase in the divorce rate.

Kevin King co-coach of East team volleyball match

The 2014 All-Star Volleyball Match for District 8 seniors will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Van Wert High School. Admission is $2 for adults $1 for students.

There will be one match of three games between the players of the two divisions.  Those schools represented include Division I/II/III East (Coaches:  Bluffton, OG):
Bluffton, Columbus Grove, Findlay, Liberty Benton, Lima Central Catholic, Ottawa-Glandorf, Shawnee; Division I/II/III West (Coaches:  Elida, Wapak), Celina, Coldwater, Defiance, Elida, Fort Recovery, Parkway, St. Marys, Van Wert, Wapakoneta


Gluten Free/Food Allergy group to meet Oct. 27

Gluten Free & Food Allergy Support Group will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at the Bluffton Public Library. The guest speaker is Jordan Mattice from JK Juices. Jordan and her business partners make and sell the fresh juices at the Bluffton Farmers Market.

Jordan will be talking about the different types of juicers, hintsand tips
for picking the best fruits and veggies for juicing, and how JK started
their business.


Halloween Spooktakular Oct. 25 at Camp Berry

Local Bluffton Boy Scout Troop #256 will in have a scare station at
the Halloween Spooktakular scheduled from 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at Camp Berry, near Findlay. Participants can walk the trails and visit scare stations designed by Boy Scout troops and Venture Crews. All participants will be allowed to choose from colored glow necklaces: red-no scare, yellow - medium scare, green - scare a lot.

Additional infoormation is available at https://www.facebook.com/events/351486448309878/?ref=22.


Bluffton University senior wins full graduate scholarship to BGSU

Victoria Myers, a senior from New Franklin, Ohio, is Bluffton University’s third recipient of a full scholarship to Bowling Green State University’s master of accountancy program.

Myers has earned the Beaver-Falcon MAcc Scholarship, a Bluffton-Bowling Green partnership that includes a full-tuition award plus a paid graduate assistantship for a Bluffton accounting graduate.

Volleyball rolls over Manchester in straight sets

By: Brittany Roth, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Beavers came out firing on all cylinders against visiting Manchester University in tonight's mid-week Heartland Conference match. From the beginning to the end of the match, Bluffton controlled the action, downing Manchester in three quick sets (25-14, 25-15, 25-13). The Beavers improved to 18-8 overall and 5-2 in the Heartland Conference, while Manchester slipped to 5-20 and 1-6 in the HCAC.

Men's soccer drops 1-0 decision at rival Defiance

By: Ryan Schadewald, sports information assistant


DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Bluffton University men’s soccer team made the short trip north to face arch-rival Defiance College on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The Beavers dropped the hard-fought rivalry game, 1-0. The loss puts Bluffton in a tough spot, falling to 2-4 in the HCAC (5-11 overall), while it catapults the Yellow Jackets into a tie for the pivotal fourth spot in the Heartland Conference standings at 3-2-1 and 5-10-2 overall.

Lions Way bike and Pedestrian Pathway open for business after five years of planning

Over 80 persons attended a windy and cold but exciting ribbon cutting on Oct. 21 for Lions Way Bike and Pedestrian Pathway. 

CLICK HERE for a story on the history of bike paths in Bluffton.


Lions Way was named to recognize the efforts of the Bluffton Lions Club and Bluffton Lions Foundation, which spearheaded the project.

Bluffton Center for Entreprenuer "Think Tank" creative approach to business problem solving

How many business owners – large or small, established or start-up – might like to discuss ideas for growth in a confidential setting with their peers?

The “think tank” idea, a project of Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs, offers that option to businesses in Bluffton and surrounding communities. Earlier this week, BCE held its fifth think tank.