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April 22, 2019

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March weather: Lion, lamb, lion

2.1 inches of snow fell on March 30

March came in like a  lion, pretended to be a lamb in mid-month, and escaped like a lion, which amounted to 2.1 inches of snow on March 30.

Here are some of the month’s weather stats from Guy Verhoff, Pandora weather observer:

• Maximum temperature 67 on March 14
• Minimum temperature 6 on March 4 and 5
• Average March temperature 34.8
• Normal average March temperature 37.5
• March 2019 precipitation 3.55 inches, 2.8 inches of snow
• Normal March precipitation 2.58 inches

The daily weather report follows:

ODOT and AAA team up for travel night Thursday

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and AAA, Findlay, will jointly host an event to help northwest Ohio motorists plan for future travel.

On Thursday, April 4, at Findlay AAA, 1550 Tiffin Ave., Findlay, the following events will occur:

Representatives from ODOT District 1 and 2 will be available from 3-6 p.m. to share upcoming highway construction work which will affect traffic in northwest Ohio.

Members of the public may come at any time during those hours and learn of planned work occurring this year on area highways.

Vanity plate, specialty plateholders might pay additional surcharge

Canvassers will knock on Bluffton doors this week asking for signatures to place issue of November ballot

Canvassers will knock on Bluffton voter doors this week asking for signatures to place a voter-initiative on the November ballot.

The effort intends to replenish the Ohio Local Government Fund. If enough signatures are gathered and voters agree, the initiative places a surcharge on all Ohio vehicle owners who have vanity license plates, specialty plates, historical vehicle plates and motorcycle plates.

Although not yet confirmed, surcharge discussions range anywhere from $25 to $75 per plate, depending on the make, model and year of the vehicle, retroactive to 2013.

Are you packing or buying?

School lunch menu for April

Are you packing or buying? Check out the school lunch menu for April to decide.

(The french toast sticks coming highly recommended.)

ODOT proposing purchase right-of-way on Route 12

Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1, is seeking public comments regarding the following proposed project:

State Route 12, State Route 696, and County Route 6 intersection improvements - ODOT is proposing to purchase right-of-way at the State Route 12, State Route 696, and County Route 6 intersection, just west of the village of Pandora. 

This right-of-way will be used to improve sight distance issues at the intersection for safety purposes and for future maintenance activities along the roadway and roadside.

Bluffton's council committees have busy month

The following Bluffton council committee meetings were set for this month: