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April 21, 2018

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Chamber's next business after hours May 2

The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce announces its next business after hours event, according to Paula Scott, CEO.

The event is from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, at Sycamore Lake Wine Co., 9660 Mayberry Road, Columbus Grove.

"This event is a casual gathering with no formal program. Meet and mingle with others from area businesses and organizations. Free appetizers will be served," said Scott.


Bluffton council insurance committee meets April 23

The Bluffton council insurance committee rescheduled its committee meeting to 6:45 p.m., Monday, April 23, according to Laura Ewing, village fiscal officer.

Council personnel committee meets Thursday

Bluffton council's personnel committee will meet this week. The meeting is at noon, Thursday, April 19, in the third floor of the town hall, according to Laura Ewing, village fiscal officer.

Past, present and future of conscientious objection

Bluffton University presentations

Standing alone on the stage of Yoder Recital Hall, actor Michael Mears, shaking with fear, began to scribble a letter on an imaginary piece of paper. Reciting the words of James Brightmore, a British World War I conscientious objector, Mears revealed the horrors Brightmore was subjected to for refusing military duty. Punishments included solitary confinement in a muddy pit that echoed the horrors of a foxhole.

Letter: We have worked closely with Terri Kohlrieser

She deserves your vote for Allen County Common Pleas Court Judge

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Allen County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Terri Kohlrieser is on the May ballot for the Republican Nomination for Allen County Common Pleas Court Judge, now held by David Chaney who is not running for re-election.

There is no Democrat on the ballot. We have worked closely with Terri Kohlrieser and know her passion for justice, her great intelligence, her deep knowledge of the law, and her personal integrity. 


A view of the world from two feet high

Intergenerational program that involves Hilty Preschool and Child Care

You’re having a bad day.  You’re feeling not so great and a little bit lonely. 

Suddenly, a 4-year-old walks up, grabs your hand and talks non-stop about the truck he saw on the way to daycare.  Maybe it’s the touch, but for a moment, you see that truck through his eyes. . . that great big, beautiful blue truck. 

The day just took a turn for the better!