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December 12, 2018

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Is my street on the list to be paved?

Council street and finance committees discussing 2019

• Check the street maintenance inventory attached at the bottom of this story

Bluffton council’s streets and finance committee spent an hour in late November reviewing a 2019 streets, lights, sidewalks and alleys budget.

Part of the discussion involved a review of a street maintenance inventory sheet and a 10-year capital improvement plan. While both were discussed, no decisions were made.

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center recognized for environmental efforts

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center has been recognized by both the State of Ohio and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for efforts in protecting the environment.

St. Rita’s was awarded the Ohio EPA’s 2018 Achievement Level for Encouraging Environmental Excellence. The award recognizes the medical center as a participant in the program and for completing environmentally beneficial activities including energy efficiency, recycling and resuse, mercury reduction, environmental preferable purchasing programs, medical waste reduction and water conservation.

Yes, November was colder than normal

Yes, it was a cold November.

According to Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer, November was almost 6 degrees cooler than normal. It was also wetter than normal.

Attached is the daily November weather summary.

Here are some November weather stats:

National Day of Mourning Dec. 5

US Postal Service will suspend regular mail deliveries; federal offices closed

Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, is proclaimed as a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush, according to information from the Ohio News Media Association.

The United States Postal Service has announced that out of respect for the 41st President of the United States and to be consistent with a Presidential Proclamation, the USPS will suspend regular mail deliveries, retail services and administrative office activity on Dec.  5. 

Here's the December Bluffton school lunch menu

Want to know what's for lunch in Bluffton schools in December? Here's the link to the school menus: CLICK HERE



Elm Street open to traffic from Spring to Bentley

As is access to Mennonite Memorial Home

West Elm Street is now open to traffic in both directions from Bentley Road to Spring Street, according to Bryan Lloyd, assistant village administrator.

"Paving occurred on Friday. Later this week, Hohenbrink Excavating will finish its clean up of equipment and parts," Lloyd said.

"Some delays could be expected but Elm Street will remain open," adding that the Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 W. Elm St., is accesable to its front entrance from both Spring and Bentley.

Construction is now complete until next spring.