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March 28, 2020

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Potential flooding may occur in Bluffton

Nixle alert from Bluffton PD

Bluffton police issued a Nixle alert at 2:09 p.m. today Friday, March 27):

Alert: Flash Flood Alert for this area starting tonight thru tomorrow morning. Please take the appropriate precautions.

Ohio passes bill for continuity for mail-in voting

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued the following statement after the Ohio General Assembly passed House Bill 197, which will enact numerous provisions to assist with the COVID-19 pandemic:

"I want to thank Senate President Obhof, House Speaker Householder, Minority Leaders Sykes and Yuko, and all members of the Ohio General Assembly who worked for the bipartisan and unanimous passage of House Bill 197. 

This could be the most important list you view this week

Icon-Chamber partnership provides business updates, links to churches and lots more

It’s catching on.

Bluffton Icon and Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce joined forces Monday. The collaboration informs viewers of the most up-to-date and continually changing Bluffton business developments.

This partnership provides daily updates as it evolves and expands.

On Thursday links to online activities joined the list. 

Click here to view this important community resource.

Bluffton Farmers Market vendor meeting canceled

The Bluffton Farmers Market vendor meeting set for March 31 is canceled, according to Greg Probst, market director.

"It's hard to predict how long COVID-19 medical emergency measures will last, so please stay tuned to your email for our updates on the meeting and start of the season,” he said.

Persons with questions, email  Probst at blufftonfarmersmarket@embarqmail.com.

LEARN MORE AT https://www.explorebluffton.com/farmers-market

Hilty Preschool to become a temporary pandemic child care center

Will allow for essential workers to enroll their children, so they are able to continue to work and provide essential services to the community.

Hilty Preschool and Childcare Center, Pandora, will become a Temporary Pandemic Child Care Center . Here are the details.

The Hilty Preschool and Childcare Center in Pandora has had to reinvent itself to provide needed services to the community during these unprecedented times.  

One particularly difficult change was when the Governor DeWine ordered visitation be restricted to assisted living and nursing home residents.   

No trip to D.C. this year for Bluffton eighth graders

School we will combine next year’s 8th grade trip to include freshman

Bluffton schools posted the following letter to eighth grade parents and guardians. It concerns the now canceled eighth grade Washington, D.C. trip originally planned for this spring. The letter is also found on the school website on the Middle School page

In light of all of the changes that are being made regarding education at this time, I know many of you have had questions regarding the upcoming Washington D.C. trip with our 8th grade student.