Posted by Fred Steiner on September 30, 2015 - 3:26pm
BLUFFTON TURNED GOODS COMPANY 1885 - 1900 (?)
The Bluffton Turned Goods was established sometime around 1875 along the line of the Nickel Plate Railroad with a switch-track leading into the works. (This was directly east of the railroad on East College Avenue.)
This building was the same one used by the Bluffton Cement Block Company later. Two very active men who shouldered the responsibility of this business were Cal Balmer born in Allen County, and A. B. Swinehart.
Posted by Fred Steiner on September 9, 2015 - 5:34pm
A Van Wert couple has purchased the Touch of Sun Tanning, 324 N. Main St., and it is now open for business.
Christopher and JJ Joseph are the new owners and the business is renamed JJ’s Touch of Sun Tanning. Joy Duden is the manager of the store.
JJ’s Touch of Sun Tanning offers Level I and Level II tanning beds. In addition, a stand-up tanning bed will be added soon. In addition to tanning, the business carries a lotion bar and offers Hempz and Australian Gold products.
Posted by Fred Steiner on September 7, 2015 - 11:06am
Citizens National Bank will hold a customer appreciation day on Friday, Sept. 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at 102 S. Main St.
Free pulled pork sandwiches, brats, chips, and cupcakes will be served. Attendees may also enter to win a grand prize tailgate package. CNB will also offer special rates on all new CDs opened in the Bluffton office Sept 12 -18. Call the office at 419-358-8040 for more details.