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June 20, 2019

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Mike Doty taking over family auto repair and wheel alignment business

Second-generation owner; shop started by his dad, Tom, in 1983

Bluffton has a new second-generation business.

Doty’s Auto Repair and Alignment, open in 1983 by Tom Doty, will become Doty’s Auto Repair and Wheel Alignment, LLC, owned and operated by Tom’s son, Mike on May 1.

Click here to read our column about Tom Doty.

“The business will continue offering all the repair and wheel alignment services and great customer service we’ve always offered,” said Mike. “The only thing that’s changing is that Dad is stepping away from the business.”

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Paula Scott named director of Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs

Will also continue as Bluffton chamber director

Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs president Dick McGarrity introduced a new executive director, Paula Scott, at the April 12 Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting.

The new half-time appointment will be coordinated with Scott’s other half-time job as CEO of the local chamber of commerce.

In fact, Scott simply flipped over her badge to show that one side says BCE and the other says Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce. Scott previously served as communications director for the business incubator and has operated her own digital marketing business.

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First National Bank celebrates 100 years

3 p.m. program next Friday at Bluffton branch includes many special events

First National Bank celebrates its 100th anniversary as a community bankon Friday, April 19, according to Todd Mason, president and chief executive officer.

The anniversary is celebrated in each of the communities where a branch of the bank is located. The celebration schedule follows:

• 9 a.m. Ottawa branch, 855 N. Main St.
• 11 a.m.  Pandora branch, 102 E. Main St.
• 1 p.m. Findlay branch, 111 Trenton Ave.
• 3 p.m. Bluffton branch, 112 Cherry St.

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It’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

Area Agency on Aging 3 raising awareness

Area Agency on Aging 3, in commemoration of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), April 7–13, is hoping to raise awareness about crime victims’ issues and rights and introduce the community to the important resources and services available. According to the most recent Bureau of Justice Statistics’ National Crime Victimization Survey, U.S. residents age 12 or older experienced 3.1 million violent victimizations and U.S. households experienced an estimated 13.3 million property crimes in 2017.

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Lugibihl Spray Service wants to help you get a jump on spring lawn care

Lugibihl Spray Service, 6705 Tom Fett Road, Bluffton, has lawn and garden supplies and lots of other supplies for persons interesting in getting a jump on their spring lawn care.

Lugibihl offers:

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Air conditioning special offered from Bluffton Auto Repair Center

Bluffton Auto Repair Center, 302 N. Main St., says "Good bye winter, hello spring." The shop offers a spring service special for air conditioning service at $84.

To schedule an appointment call 419-358-0303 or stop in at the corner of Main and Jefferson.

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