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Summer camp returns to BFR starting May 29

Also, kid's night out May 5, elementary VB and junior high basketball leagues forming

Summer camp, kid’s night out, elementary volleyball and junior high basketball programs are on Bluffton Family Recreation’s spring and summer calendar, according to Daniel Tinch, BFR executive director.

Summer camp
Summer camp returns to Bluffton Family Recreation this summer, Registration is underway on the BFR website.

The program, for 5 to 12-year-olds, will begin on Tuesday, May 29 (no camp on Monday, May 28 Memorial Day).

2017 Allen County child fatality review report released

The 2017 annual child fatality review report was released today by the Allen County Board of Health. 

The Child Fatality Review (CFR) Reports include the causes of death, age, sex, race, location and other pertinent information about the deaths.

Executive summary attachment at bottom of this story -

The CFR Board’s recommendations resulting from the reviewed deaths are also included in the reports. Generation of the annual reports allows for the recognition of potential trends that may be occurring.

Musical comedy performed during May Day

May 4 and 5 in Yoder Recital Hall

Bluffton University will present the musical comedy “[title of show]” for the May Day musical on May 4 and 5.  

“[title of show]” has music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell. This delightful contemporary show is an original musical about writing an original musical. Premiering in the 2004 Musical Theatre Festival in NYC, and documenting its own process of creation, this small-cast show addresses themes of creative collaboration, self-doubt and the journey of following your dreams.

Music major to perform senior recital April 14

Music major Brianna Keith, of Grafton, Ohio, will present her Bluffton University senior recital at 2:30 p.m.Saturday, April 14, in Yoder Recital Hall. The recital is free and open to the public; a reception will follow in the lobby.

Keith’s program features music for flute including: “Concerto pour Flute et Orchestra” by Jacques Ibert, “Partita BWV 1013” by J.S. Bach, “Concerto No. 7 in E minor for Flute and Piano,” by Francois Devienne and “Fantaisie Brillante” on themes from Bizet’s “Carmen” by Francois Borne.

Grove pharmacy merges with Riley Creek Pharmacy, Pandora

Hawkey's Pharmacy will transfer prescription files to Pandora

Hawkey’s Pharmacy of Columbus Grove, will merge with Riley Creek Pharmacy, Pandora, later this month.

The pharmacy at 114 N. High St., has served the Columbus Grove community for 70 years.

An announcement on Facebook by Hawkey’s owner and pharmacist, Ed Cassidy, explains the process:

“Due to recent changes, we feel this is the best way to serve the people of Columbus Grove.”


Pirate track and field team host tri-meet

By Sam Brauen, www.blufftonpirates.com
(BLUFFTON) - The Bluffton Track & Field team hosted a tri-match against Pandora-Gilboa and McComb Tuesday evening.  Team results are not available but here are the individual results for Pirate athletes.  

Times, heights and distances were skewed by the continued cold and windy weather.  

Girls 100
Olivia Setzer - 3rd
Maria Spallinger - 4th

Girls 200
Maria Spallinger - 6th

Girls 400
Lucie Fett - 1st