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Allen County returns to Risk Level 3 (Red) for COVID-19

Recent public health data has led the Ohio Department of Health to designate Allen County as being in a Red Alert Level 3 as defined by the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. 

Allen County moves into Red after being in Orange Level 2 since Aug. 13.

The information contained in this Public Health Update describes the alert and the safety measures everyone needs to take to slow the spread of COVID-19.

This update also explains what Allen County residents need to know to comply with current orders of the Director of the Ohio Department of Health. 

Drive Time Driving Instruction announces fall and winter class schedule

Drive Time Driving Instruction, 546 N. Main St., Bluffton, announces it fall and winter class schedule. 

For registration information click here. 

Bluffton Sundays Only, Oct. 25-Dec. 13, 12:30-4:45​

Bluffton Get 'r Done, Nov. 1-7, skip Friday night
Findlay Get 'r Done, Nov. 1-7, skip Friday night - FILLED
Findlay Winter Sundays Only, Nov. 8-Dec. 20, skip Nov. 29
Findlay Flex, begins Nov. 15, 5:15-9:30 p.m.


An important Bluffton senior citizen turns 50 this year

Q: How can a senior citizen be only 50? A: When it's the Bluffton Senior Citizen Center

An important Bluffton senior citizen celebrates 50 years on Dec. 7 – and wait a minute, how can a senior citizen be only 50?

Answer: It’s the Bluffton Senior Citizen Association.

The December event is a combined Christmas, anniversary and annual meeting party, according to Tonya Meyer, director. It will take place at The Centre at Bluffton and additional details are still being put together.

The event includes a lunch, vote on board members, an annual memorial service and celebration of some of its members reaching 90 years.

Alums Annette Heslep and Lynn Carpenter join Bluffton University board

Board focuses on in-person living and learning efforts, discusses university’s strategic plan, learns about increased diversity and inclusion efforts on campus

The Bluffton University Board of Trustees met via Zoom in October for their annual fall meeting.

Trustees spent the majority of time reviewing in-person living and learning efforts, discussing the implementation of the university’s strategic plan, and learning about increased diversity and inclusion efforts on campus. 

Board members were provided updates on Bluffton’s COVID-19 response from members of cabinet. They also approved a resolution to recognize the substantial work of faculty and staff in reopening campus amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Icon music review: The Rarities - Mariah Carey

The album is can’t miss listening for Mariah Carey fans

Reviewed by Craig Hoffman
The Rarities is the eighth compilation album by American singer-songwriter Mariah Carey, released in October by Columbia and Legacy Records.

The artist is also a record producer, actress, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Carey is the definition of megastar and has the talent to more than back that description.


Bluffton spikers eliminated by Panthers

Junior hitter Kylie Stackhouse led the Pirates with 15 kills, 8 digs, 1 block

By Cort Reynolds
OTTAWA - The Bluffton girls volleyball team lost a four-set match to Parkway Wednesday night in Div. III sectional final play at Ottawa to end their season.

Bluffton finished up with a 14-9 record after the 25-21, 9-25, 25-14, 26-24 defeat. 

Parkway improved to 13-10 with the victory, and advanced to the district semifinals.
Junior hitter Kylie Stackhouse led the Pirates with 15 kills, eight digs and one block. Well-rounded Taylor Schwab amassed 13 kills and two blocks.