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January 22, 2019

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Bluffton and bike paths have a long history - it all started with the Triplett Bike Path

Note: A Bluffton Bike and Pedestrian Pathway Committee, established by Bluffton council, is working to create a pathway, which will eventually encircle the Village of Bluffton. This is the first in a series of feature stories on this project.

History of the Triplett Bike Path

While most residents today take the Triplett Bike Path for granted, efforts that went into that project took over 10 years to complete.

Where's the fire?

Here's a Fire Department plate The Icon spotted on Main Street.


Basinger, Chappell-Dick winners in Pandora 5-K

Ken Basinger won the Dec. 18 Pandora 5-K Jingle Bell Run. Basinger was the first of 75 runners to finish. His time was 17:33. Hannah Chappell-Dick was the first female finisher. Her time was 20:40. To view the entire list of finishers open the attachment at the bottom of this story.


Roger G. Bell 1930-2010

Bluffton native Roger G. Bell, 79, of Fairfield Glade, Tenn., died Dec. 19, 2010 at Cumberland Medical Center.

After serving in the United States Army he attended Ohio Northern University followed by working 34 years at RCA/GE in Findlay. He worked as an Engineering Technician.

He was born in Bluffton to Maurice Lowell and Kathryn Jeanette Stratton Bell on Dec. 29, 1930.

He was a member of the Fairfield Glade Community Church.


Chamber announces new telephone number

The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce unveiled a new telephone number on Dec. 21. The new number: 419-369-2985 ties the chamber into the Village of Bluffton phone system.

The new number marks the final conversion as part of its move into the Bluffton town hall. The chamber has an office on the second floor of the town hall.

Other chamber information remains unchanged:

Mailing address:

Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce
PO BOX 142
Bluffton, OH 45817

e-mail: blufftonchamber@gmail.com