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Ada prepares for 2nd annual Made In Ada Wilson Football Festival

Events on Super Bowl Eve - Feb. 3 - watch the football drop at midnight

As the NFL playoffs continue, Ada will again have its own Super Bowl extravaganza.
The second annual “Made in Ada Wilson Football Festival” on Saturday, Feb. 3, will celebrate the village of Ada’s connection to the biggest football game of the year. Ada’s Wilson Sporting Goods factory makes the footballs used in the Super Bowl, and the day’s events will again capture that theme, leading up to a “football drop” at midnight on the cusp of Super Bowl Sunday.


Funeral arrangements incomplete for Owen Weaver

Owen Weaver, 10, died at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus.  Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.


Melvena Lewis was BHS secretary and Bluffton Hospital volunteer

She was one of the oldest living Bluffton HS graduates

Melvena M. Lewis, 98, of Bluffton passed away in her sleep at 12:40 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton.  She was born March 4, 1919, in Bluffton to the late Ameiel and Sylvia (Moser) Amstutz. 

Melvena married her high school sweetheart Richard “Dutch” Lewis after his enlistment in World War II and at the war’s end they had one daughter, Joan R. Lewis. 


57 years to the day

Richard Jordan retires as Main Street insurance agent

Fifty years to the day he open an insurance agency in Bluffton, Richard Jordan announced his retirement from that life-long career.

It was Jan. 2, 1961, when he began insurance agency work at 105 S. Main St. It was Jan. 2, 2018, when he retired.


BHS grad publishes collection of essays of Canadian scholar

The Essays and Lectures of Charles Norris Cochrane

Bluffton native David Beer, a member of faculty of Malone University, Canton, recently edited a book on the essays and lectures of Charles Norris Cochrane.

Title: Augustine and the Problem of Power
Subtitle: The Essays and Lectures of Charles Norris Cochrane

Beer describes Cochrane, who died in 1945, as an under-appreciated thinker of the last century responding to the political and spiritual crises that confronted Western civilization.


Free Health Clinic at Bluffton Public library

The library hosts another ONU Healthwise program with more screening options

Bluffton Public Library is excited to announce that the students and staff of Ohio Northern University's HealthWise program are to return to the library on February 9 (from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.) for another free Mobile Health Clinic.  

This clinic offers free screenings for blood pressure, blood glucose, and lipids (please fast for 12 hours prior to your arrival if you wish to participate in the lipids screening). Participants may speak with Healthwise students and staff about their results or concerns, and even receive referrals to area doctors.