It's where Bluffton gets its news!
November 13, 2018

You are here

News in Bluffton

Here's Bluffton council's committee schedule

Here is the schedule for future Bluffton council committee meetings:

• Tuesday, Nov. 13 - Tree Commission, 7 p.m.
• Thursday, Nov. 15 - Utilities, 1 p.m.
• Tuesday, Nov. 20 - Street and alley budget meeting, 5:30 p.m.
• Monday, Nov. 22 - next council meeting, 7 p.m.

It's Bluffton's favorite holiday candy - senior center peanut brittle

Watch for black walnut brittle available soon

If prevailing wages were required no one could afford Bluffton Senior Citizens Center peanut brittle. Especially, with all the seniority levels involved in production.  The junior member of this year’s crew was 70 years old, we think.

Fortunately the crew consists of volunteers. That means one pound of the locally-made candy is affordable at $5 a pound. And, it’s available each November.

It takes a crew of 30 or so volunteers for a full morning of work to create 184, or so, pounds of Bluffton’s favorite holiday candy, according to Tony Meyers, director of the center.

100 years after the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918

Here's some Bluffton stories from Nov. 11, 1918

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th year, The Great War came to an end. The year was 1918 - 100 years ago.

The following are note from an interview Fred Steiner conducted several years ago with Rolland Stratton concerning Bluffton’s celebration of the conclusion of World War I.

Stratton remembers:
I was a 7-year-old boy in November 1918. We lived at 118 E. Elm St., where I was born. On Nov. 11, I remember coming out of the house and every bell in town was ringing and the fire whistle at the light plant was blowing.

Ohio Holiday Light Trail includes “Blaze”

First time listing for Bluffton’s holiday lights

For the first time, the Ohio Holiday Lights Trail will lead travelers to Bluffton’s Blaze of Lights, which includes the Ream folk art display, downtown holiday lights, and residential lights.

Dr. Wood talks about "momentum makers"

During Friday's Bluffton chamber breakfast

Dr. Jane Wood, Bluffton University president, shared a vision for the university’s future and told about graduate success during her address at Friday morning's Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast.

Focusing on three “momentum makers,” Dr. Wood shared areas involving academics, student engagement and athletics.

“Over the next 12 to 18 months we will highlight these three areas as what we believe makes us stand out,” she said, based upon a summer planning retreat with the university cabinet.

I-75 flyover ramp opens in Findlay on Saturday

U.S. 68 and S.R. 15 southbound ramp set to close through fall 2020

A new ramp configuration on Interstate 75 will open Saturday as part of the reconstruction and widening of the interstate through Findlay and Hancock County.

A new flyover ramp, which will carry I-75 southbound traffic onto U.S. 68/state Route 15 or to Lima Avenue, will replace the existing loop ramp. The new ramp is referred to as a flyover because the ramp is carried over I-75 traffic to make the connection to U.S. 68/state Route 15 or Lima Avenue.