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Missed a library program?

No prob; here's links to several summer presentations

This summer has looked a lot different than other summers at Bluffton Public Library.

However, COVID-19 hasn’t ended the library’s commitment to programs and events that support education, access to resources, community, and entertainment.

The library staff partnered with many  local Summer Program sponsors to provide these events digitally.

Chad Cupples receives Combat Action Badge

Bluffton native Chad Cupples, who served in Iraq with the 323rd Military Police Company, was awarded the Combat Action Badge in a ceremony on Aug. 5.  

The presentation in Rep. Jim Jordan’s office, Lima, was made as a result of Cupples’ involvement in an engagement on May 27, 2003. He took direct small arms fire from enemy combatants as well as indirect rocket and mortar fire on several occasions. 


Three council committees will meet in August

Here are the latest Bluffton council committee meetings planned, according to Kevin Nickel, village fiscal officer.

• Parks & Recreation Committee – Thursday, 8/13, noon via Zoom.
• Ordinance Committee - Tuesday, 8/18, 9 a.m. via Zoom.
• Personnel Committee – Wednesday, 8/19,  noon via Zoom.
• Council Meeting – Monday, 8/24 at 7 p.m. at the town hall, masks required.

Invitations to the Zoom meetings can be obtained by contacting Jesse Blackburn atblackburnj@bluffton-ohio.com.

Pirate linksters share own Invite; Lovett match medalist

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Bluffton golf team hosted the eight-team, annual Pirate Invitational at the Bluffton Golf Course Friday.

The Pirates and Lima Central Catholic tied for first place with 330 strokes apiece. But the Thunderbirds won the tiebreaker with a better fifth man score, 90-95.

Kenny Lovett led the Pirates and won the event by two strokes with an 18-hole score of 37-37=74. Owen Knapp of Upper Sandusky finished second with a 37-39=76.


Pearl Lewandowski opens season with a tennis win

By Cort Reynolds
BLUFFTON - The Bluffton girls tennis team served up its opener with a 4-1 loss to visiting Celina Monday. 

Senior Pearl Lewandowski posted the lone Lady Pirate win in three tough sets at third singles. She defeated Grace Schneider 7-6 (7-4), 1-6, 7-5.

Senior Julia Smallcombe won her first set in a tiebreaker (7-4) at first singles, but then dropped 12 of the next 13 games to lose in three sets.


Time to "Explore Bluffton"

Third volume of community information booklet released by the chamber

More people can now “Explore Bluffton.” 

That’s thanks of the release this month of the newest edition of Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce’s visitors’ guide by that same name.

And for local residents, who may think they already know the town inside and out, there’s a complete listing of businesses that carry a Bluffton address. The directory offers business names, addresses and phone numbers. Chamber member businesses receive a description of their services in the guide.