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November 24, 2017

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Letter: Does not benefit our community

Adding more competing healthcare services to the community where health care has existed for nearly 110 years

Community Friends,

My wife and I just recently returned from being out of town and I decided to catch-up on some local news. While pouring over the pages, I noticed several
advertisements and articles about St. Rita's Medical Center bringing
healthcare services to the Bluffton community (as if there is not already a
local provider).

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Letter: Inviting businesses and community members to assist in National Night Out

It's Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the swimming pool

Dear Business and Community Partners,

The Bluffton Police Department, in conjunction with the Pandora Police Department, is once again in the planning stages for holding our 4th annual National Night Out celebration. 

This year’s event will be held on Tuesday August 1st, 2017.  The Bluffton, Beaverdam, and Pandora Fire and EMS Departments will also be participating in this event.   The Bluffton, Pandora, and Beaverdam communities are all invited to attend. 

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Letter: Athletic Boosters say thanks to reverse raffle supporters

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The Bluffton Athletic Boosters just concluded their annual Reverse Raffle and would like to take a moment to thank all that contributed to its success.  Many individuals and businesses made this year’s raffle another huge success. 

Whether you purchased a ticket, or donated a product, service, or your valuable time, we cannot thank you enough.  The Reverse Raffle couldn’t be effective without the help of all the volunteers. 

We look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s raffle.

Bluffton Athletic Boosters

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Letters: Dog walkers mind your manners on Augsburger Bike Path

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Today I walked a partial stretch of the Augsburger Bike Path, picking up trash. In the walk I picked up a plastic bag having dog poop in it, tossed a ways into the woods. 

My message is: dog walkers we are glad they like the path, but please mind your manners when it comes to carrying your dog's "stuff" to the nearest trash can.  We live here!

Ellie Unruh

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Letter: Bluffton has no "state law yield to pedestrian" signs

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There are no "end of school zones" signs on Main Street. No "state law yield to pedestrian" signs placed in the middle of the road at a crosswalk. Lima Senior has them both.

Jason Crawfis

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Letter: A word from director of Ohio Humanities

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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.

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Letter: An open letter to the Village of Bluffton

From Jamie Mehaffie

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.

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Letter: Writer urges council to support resolution for bike route

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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?

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Letter: Stratton Auto Groups wishes Jim Kinn best of luck

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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. 

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Letter: Writer concerned about Ohio "heartbeat bill"

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.

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