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Everything you need to know about abdominal hernias

Hernias can happen anywhere on the body

By Jessica Reynolds, MD

Surgical Associates of Northwest Ohio

Blanchard Valley Health System


What is a hernia? 

How skilled are you at trivia?

Four team spots still open for BCE's Trivia Night Aug. 1

How skilled are you a trivia? Here's your chance to prove it.

Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs invites businesses to enter a team in its Trivia Night.

Eric Berdin, BCE director, said, “We already have nine teams and have space for four more.”

Trivia Night is at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Southgate Lanes bowling alley. A team sponsorship is $150 for a team of six members. The event is a fundraiser for this year’s Ropp Triplett Business Plan Competition taking place this fall.

Donations accepted for back-to-school supplies

Community Assistance Board maks distribution in August

Bluffton Community Assistance board discussed its back-to-school supply program and reviewed how persons may donate food items to the food pantry. The discussion took place during the July 16 mid-year board meeting.

BFR adult coed volleyball league sign-up underway

Games are from Sept. 6 to Oct. 18

Bluffton Family Recreation is signing up teams for its fall adult coed volleyball league, according to Daniel Tinch, BFR executive director.

Games are set for Thursdays from Sept. 6 to Oct. 18. Team fee is $150 with a minimum deposit of $50 due by Aug. 26. All games are played at BFR.

For more details contact BFR, 215 Snider Road, Bluffton, phone 419-358-4150 or register online at www.BFRonline.com.

Potential rain delays 1-K to Aug. 18

Indoor Summerfest events will continue Saturday at Southgate Lanes

Blame it on the weather.

The first-ever Summerfest 1-K is rescheduled for Saturday, Aug. 18, according to Derek Dukes and Brandon Falk of Southgate Lanes. The race was originally scheduled for this Saturday.

In addition, the dogeball tournament, planned for outside, is moved to August. Watch for details.

Summerfest events continuing Saturday include the Bubba C BBQ truck and other indoor events. The bowling alley, 9700 Dixie Highway, Bluffton, will be open from noon to midnight.


Letter: Rep. Jordan would not schedule meeting to discuss proposed 28th amendment to Constitution

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Most Americans feel strongly about getting big and dark money out of politics. A recent survey on democracy found that 77 percent agreed that “the laws enacted by our national government these days mostly reflect what powerful special interests and their lobbyists want.”  Only 17 percent chose the alternative statement: “The laws enacted by our national government these days mostly reflect what the people want.”