By now, I'm sure you have heard from various sources that the White House plans to balance the federal budget by eliminating several agencies, including the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
As I write, Congress is finalizing a budget for 2017, which includes a significant increase for NEH. However, we do anticipate that the President's budget proposal for 2018 will include proposals to defund these three agencies, among others.
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 24, 2017 - 12:32pm
An Open Letter to the Village of Bluffton:
For the past 13 years, I have had the esteemed pleasure to serve the residents and businesses of the Village of Bluffton in the role as Village Administrator.
In that time, I had the great fortune of working with some incredibly dedicated public servants that take great pride in the quality services that they provide to this community. They truly are wonderful people that care about this community and I will forever cherish the time that I had with them and the good that we accomplished for the community.
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 14, 2017 - 8:39pm
Imagine there was a way to encouraging tourists to travel directly through Bluffton, and having them go by our restaurants and services. Tourists and travelers - whether they are daytrippers or coming from a long-distance - bring economic growth and vitality. Who wouldn't encourage that kind of activity in the village we are so proud of, especially if it had the potential to benefit our community?
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 29, 2016 - 9:05am
Now that it is publicly known that Jim Kinn will be retiring, all of us at Stratton Auto Sales and Bluffton Auto Repair Center would like to wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors. We want to thank him for the year and a half that he has been with us in opening the new repair shop.
We look forward to working with the public as we remain open and operational. Mr. Kinn has helped train the person that will be taking over the repair shop for him and we have all the confidence in the world in our new manager.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 8, 2016 - 4:01pm
Dear Governor Kasich:
I understand you are considering the “heartbeat bill” which would ban abortions in the State of Ohio after 6-8 weeks, or when an embryo’s heartbeat can be detected.
I have learned that an embryo’s heartbeat can be heard only with ultrasound equipment or a fetal Doppler, both available from an obstetrician. A pregnant woman can use a stethoscope, but only much later (18-20 weeks) in a pregnancy.
Posted by Fred Steiner on December 6, 2016 - 12:59pm
We want to thank everyone involved with the "Holly Follies." We would like to thank the people selling tickets at the door, the people backstage, all of the performers, Greg Denecker, custodians and especially the audience.
Everyone gave up family time to put this show together. It was a great success! Thanks again everyone.
The Holly Follies Committee,
Posted by Fred Steiner on November 21, 2016 - 4:54pm
The Breaverdam Memorial Committee would like to thank everyone who helped make our memorial and its dedication possible. The outpoouring of support from the Beaverdam-Bluffton area has been unbelievable!
The American Legion Post 382 ceremony and the over 400 people attending made this dedication an outstanding event. Thank you again for your support.
Perfect time to voice your concerns about pedestrians and driver safety at Main and College
Posted by Fred Steiner on October 9, 2016 - 10:05pm
Dear Bluffton friends, neighbors, and business owners:
We have ODOT's eyes and ears right now. Please email Kirk Slusher at firstname.lastname@example.org. or call (419) 999-6804 (closed on Columbus Day) about the dangerous conditions at Main St. and College Ave.