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Look at all you get from Stratton's Auto $39.95 winter special

Stratton Auto Sales, 220 N. Main St., Bluffton has a winter service sale going on currently.

“Our ASE-certified mechanic will replace your vehicle’s oil and filter, top off fluids, check coolant, tighten hoses and check wiper blades, brakes and tires,” says Amie Stratton.

The winter service special cost is only $39.95 plus tax and shop supplies.

Phone: 419-358-1900


February bargains of the month announced at True Value

Jeff Kantner announced Family True Value Hardware’s February bargains of the month.

They are:
• Your choice, 50 ounce Ajax liquid laundry detergent, $2.49
or 20 count toss-in-pre-measured detergent packets, $2.49
• 8-quart potting mix, regularly $3.99, in February only $2.99
• Majestic Bleach, 128 fluid ounce, regularly $2.99, in February only $1.99

Family True Value Hardware, 109 N. Main St., is open Mondays through Saturdays 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


Bluffton McDonald’s celebrates Mondays with steaming coffee billboard

Drive down Cable Road or Elida Road and what might appear to be a billboard on fire is actually a fresh, steaming cup of coffee — or at least appears to be.

Local McDonald’s franchise, Lewis Family McDonald’s, has recently introduced a new “Free Coffee Mondays” promotion. This limited time promotion offers guests a free small premium roast coffee every Monday with no purchase necessary.


Ideal Images has relocation sale - lots of special prices

Ideal Images, 114 E. College Ave., Bluffton, is having a relocation sale with $2, $5, and $10 tables, according to Rachel Webster, owner. The sale is underway now.

Ealier this month Webster announced that it is expanding and moving one site to Lima and retaining another in Bluffton at a new location.

"We are proud to be a member of the Bluffton community and will celebrate our fourth  successful year in business on Jan. 24," said Webster.


College student wants to care for your pets

One creative Bluffton University entrepeneur has put her love of animals to good use. Hannah Johnson of Critter Care Pet Sitting offers pet owners a way to be sure their animals are well-cared for when the owners are at work or out of town, 

Johnson will also house-sit. She charges $5/visit or $10/day (3+visits.)

Local references are available. Contact Johnson at johhea92@gmail.com or 574-538-9795.



Ideal Images expanding business; will continue retail presence in Bluffton

Ideal Images, 114 E. College Ave., Bluffton, is expanding its operations, according to Rachel Webster, owner.

"We are proud to be a member of the Bluffton community and will celebrate our fourth  successful year in business on Jan. 24," said Webster. 

“As we enter into our fourth year, serving the needs of the business, school, and industrial custom apparel world, we are pleased to announce Ideal Images will expand our operations.” 


2011 Ford Fusion SE Kirtland's Manager's Special

Jim Kinn of Kirtland's Auto Sales, 302 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces a new manager's special. The vehicle is a 2011 Ford Fusion SE, reduced to $11,973. 

For complete details on the vehicle open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


Shirley's flavor of the month announced

The January flavor of the month at Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn is cinnamon buns, according to owner Pete Suter. 


Registration underway for winter music classes at Ada music studio

Vicki Mills of Miss Vicki's Music Studio of Ada, announces that winter class registration is now underway.

"Begin the new year with Miss Vicki's Music Studio. Join for the education. Stay for the fun," said Mills.


Citizens Bancshares annual meeting Jan. 27

The annual shareholders meeting of Citizens Bancshares, Inc. takes place Tuesday, Jan. 27,  at 7 p.m. at Citizens National Bank 102 S. Main Street, Bluffton.