Christian Gomes, 2016 University of Northwestern Ohio graduate
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 16, 2017 - 3:20pm
Christian Gomes bought his first car – a 1985 BMW 318i with 130,000 miles on it – eight months before he was old enough to get his driver’s license.
He’s been in love with cars ever since.
Earlier this month he joined Stratton Auto Group as shop manager of Bluffton Auto Repair Center, 302 N. Main St. He accepted the position upon the retirement of Jim Kinn.
Originally from New York state, Gomes is a December graduate of University of Northwest Ohio, Lima. He holds degrees in applied science plus automotive technology, high performance and commercial driving.
Started by 19-year-old Simon Herr who later became a bank president
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 16, 2017 - 11:44am
Simon Herr Harness Shop
1870 – 1903
At the age of 19, Simon Herr began the harness-making trade in Bluffton. The shop was first located where the Stager Grocery store stands. (In 2017 this is the site of the Bluffton Laundromat on Main and Jefferson).
A photo of Mr. Herr is at the bottom of this story.
He later moved his business to the Western Auto Supply building. (In 2017 this is the location of Diller Flooring and Interior, 119 N. Main St.)
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 13, 2017 - 3:22pm
Saturday, Jan. 21, is National Popcorn Day and Shirley'ls Gourmet Popcorn Co., is all set for the event, according to Pete Suter.
Here's the message Suter sent to his customers about the event:
We'll be celebrating at our stores in Bluffton and Lima with free fresh-popped theatre style popcorn for everyone. Plus, all bags of every flavor are buy-one-get-one-free (equal or lesser value, limit 2).
Assortment of batteries, bird seed, tank-top heater
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 3, 2017 - 8:32am
Jeff Kantner of Family TrueValue Hardware, 109 N. Main St., announced his January Bargains of the Month.
• Duracel batteries, 16-pack of AA or AAA, $9.99
• Duracel batteries, 8-pack of C, D or 9V, $10.99
• 40-pound wild birdseed or black oil sunflower bird seed, $9.99
• 32,000 BTU LP tank top heater, $49.99
• 4-pack 6W or 9W LED bulbs, $7.99
Family TrueValue Hardware
109 N. Main St., Bluffton 419-358-2866 Mondays to Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.