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June 20, 2019

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Spotted and Spreading: 2019 Measles Outbreak

Previously eliminated disease resurged in a matter of months

Note: this article is provided by Ohio Northern University Healthwise Pharmacy.

As of early this month, there have been 228 cases of measles in 12 states so far this year. That means that, in less than three months, this year has seen more measles cases than all of 2017.

Cases have been confirmed in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas and Washington. Washington declared a state of emergency as the number of measles cases continued to rise.


Family True Value Hardware's April bargains of the month

Jim Basinger of Family True Value Hardware, 109 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces the hardware’s bargains of the month. They are listed in the display ad posted above.

Family True Value Hardware’s hours are Mondays through Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The phone number is 419-358-2866.


Main Street's oldest continually-operating business has a new owner

Jim Basinger purchases True Value Hardware from Jeff Kantner

Main Street Bluffton’s oldest continually-operating business will change hands on Friday.

Jeff Kantner is selling Family True Value Hardware, 109 N. Main St., to Jim Basinger of Basinger Plumbing and Heating, located at 3090 Road R, Pandora. 

The business will remain a hardware and the business name will continue as Family True Value Hardware, according to Basinger.


Former Bluffton Farmers' Market vendor honored

FROM BLUFFTON CENTER FOR ENTREPRENEURS FACEBOOK - Congratulations to former Bluffton Farmers Market vendor


Mercy Health - OHSAA partnership

Three year presence at state tournaments

Mercy Health, a Catholic health ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky announces that it will serve as the exclusive Official Health Care Partner of the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) for three years. OHSAA promotes the values of participation in interscholastic athletics as an integral part of a student's educational experience.


You have the flu - now what?

Note: this article is provided by Ohio Northern University Healthwise Pharmacy.

Flu season is here, and that means you or a loved one might have been diagnosed with the flu.

You are not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as of Jan. 11, between 6 and 7 million Americans had already gotten sick with the flu.

Can the Flu Be Treated?

Yes—the flu can be treated with antiviral medications.