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Beaver baseball team drops home opener

The Bluffton University baseball team dropped their home opener to Hiram, 15-3, at Oberlin College on Thursday, March 14. The Beavers slipped to 5-7 overall, while Hiram stand at 2-7 on the season. 

With the Beavers in a 3-0 hole going into the bottom half of the third inning, they were looking to get on the board and into striking distance. They did just that when Jacob Latkofsky(Temperance, MI/Ida) doubled down the left field field line, plating fellow sophomore Reid Ruhl(Hamilton) and making it 3-1 in favor of the Terriers. 

Citizens National lunch and learn focus on IRAs

March 26 in Lima office

On Tuesday, March 26, Citizens National Bank and Citizens Wealth Management Group will kick off a series of lunch and learns aimed at helping people make financial decisions and navigate life events. The events will be held every other month and rotate among CNB’s office locations.

The first will be held at the Lima office, 201 N. Main St., in the training room, at noon.

The topic for this lunch and learn will be understanding the difference between Traditional Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and Roth IRAs. 


Bluffton alumnus to speak about the skills gained as a student-athlete

C. Andrew Nowlin ’91, director of human resources at LifeCare Alliance, will present an Alumni Forum at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26, in Stutzman Lecture Hall.

During his presentation, “The Light Still Shines Bright Off the Field: Success in Leadership and Life,” the Bluffton Athletics Hall of Fame member will share how he continues to utilize the leadership skills he developed through participation in team sports at Bluffton.

Samuel Diller named Lions Club 2018 Citizen of the Year

Tickets available for April 16 recognition dinner and program

Samuel W. Diller will receive the Bluffton Lions Club 2018 Citizen of the Year award during a  dinner in his honor on Tuesday, April 16, in the town hall.

A life-long resident of Bluffton, Diller has been an attorney for more than 45 years. He has serving on many community boards, including Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton Public Library, Triplett Foundation, Bluffton Community Assistance, Easter Seals, and as village solicitor of Bluffton, Arlington and Jenera for many years.  In 2017 the Bluffton Sportsmen's Club named tagged trout number in his honor.


Jim Baxter was retired superintendent of Pandora-Gilboa schools

Past president of the Ohio Retired Teachers Association, played football at BGSU

James D. Baxter, 94, died March 16, 2019, at Hilty Memorial Home. Jim was born Nov. 10, 1924, in Columbus Grove to the late John and Lucille (Starkweather) Baxter On June 20, 1948, he married M. Lois Simpson Baxter who preceded him in death on Dec. 17, 2013.

Jim graduated from Columbus Grove High School in 1942, received his bachelor's degree in 1948 from Bowling Green State University and his Master's Degree from the University of Michigan in 1952.  He also attended Denison University, Baldwin-Wallace University and Ohio Wesleyan University. 


Gallery 323 expands to spring-summer hours

Offering works from over a dozen local artists

Gallery 323 announced its spring and summer hours according to Kat Luginbuhl, gallery manager.

New hours are:

Thursdays noon to 4 p.m.

Fridays noon to 4 p.m.

Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The gallery features more than a dozen local artists with works in:

• Painting
• Ceramics
• Fiber art
• Jewelry
• Glass
• Photography
• Handmade cards

Gallery 323 is located at 323 N. Main St., Bluffton.
Email: gallery323bluffton@gmail.com