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February 23, 2019

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Bluffton schools cancelled Monday, Feb. 18

Make-up day is Thursday, April 18

Bluffton schools are cancelled on Monday, Feb. 18, according to Greg Denecker, superintendent. A 2-hour delay was announced at 5:27 a.m. School was cancelled at 7:52 a.m.

Because Bluffton has used its calamity days, the make-up day for today will be Thursday, April 18.

Rep. Cupp appointed to co-chair house subcommittee

State Representative Bob Cupp (R-Lima) was appointed to serve on several Ohio House committees for the 133rd General Assembly by Speaker of the House Larry Householder.

Representative Cupp will chair the House Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on Primary and Secondary Education.  The state’s budget for primary and secondary education represents 43% of all state-sourced revenue.  He will also chair the Joint Education Oversight Committee, which is composed of both House and Senate members and monitors education issues for the General Assembly.

Three council committees meet next week

Three Bluffton council committee meetings are set for next week:
• Tuesday, Feb. 19 – Jefferson Street project public meeting, 7 p.m.
• Wednesday, Feb. 20 – Personnel, noon
• Wednesday, Feb. 20 – Streets and alleys, 5:30 p.m.

Partnership wants to clean up the Lower Riley Creek

Much of its focus on the stream lies west of Bluffton

Additional information on the Lower Riley Creek Watershed is found on pages 12 to 18 in the Bluffton council packet attached at the bottom of this story.

The Blanchard River Watershed Partnership (BRWP) wants to improve water quality in the Lower Riley Creek watershed in Allen and Putnam counties.

One of the driving forces of the Partnership’s focus is a 2012 Report Card of the stream. In that report the Marsh Run-Little Riley Creek watershed received a letter grade of "D."

Bluffton has missed 6 school days; calamity limit is 5

First make-up day is Monday, Feb. 18

Here’s the Bluffton school’s calamity days update from Greg Denecker, superintendent:

Bluffton has missed 6 days and its limit is 5 calamity days.  So, the first make- up day is President's Day, on Monday, Feb. 18.

If Bluffton misses another day between now and spring break, which is Thursday to Monday, April 18 to 22, Bluffton will have its next make up day on Thursday, April 18.

If Bluffton has more than 7 calamity days, the school will add a day at the end of the year starting with Thursday, May 30, as a make-up day.

2.1 inches of snow

48-degree temperature range

The area experienced a 48-degree temperature range in the past week. A high of 59 was recorded on Feb. 7 and a low of 11 two days later, according to Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer.