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Windy day on the horizon says AEP

AEP released the following weather alert today: Expect numerous showers with winds from the south at 15-25 mph today.

A strong low, with strong winds aloft, is currently located in central Illinois. As a cold front approaches AEP’s East Utilities today, numerous showers and thunder storms are expected to increase in intensity this afternoon.

Oct. 21 bike path ribbon cutting is only part of Bluffton's bike path story: It all started in the late 1970s

Note: The public is invited to a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the Lions Way Bike and Pedestrian Pathway in Bluffton at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21. The event takes place at Comfort Inn, 117 Commerce Lane, at the eastern entrance of the pathway. Here’s a brief history of Bluffton’s bike and pedestrian pathways.

When the Lions Way Bike and Pedestrian Pathway opens on Oct. 21 it is not the first step nor last in creating a bike and walking path that encircles Bluffton.

Forum on Ohio's death penalty law Oct. 14 in Bluffton

Ohioans to Stop Executions (OTSE) brings their “Voices of Experience” forum to Bluffton to discuss the reform recommendations issued by the Ohio Supreme Court’s Joint Task Force to Review the Administration of Ohio’s Death Penalty.

The Bluffton forum will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at First Mennonite Church of Bluffton.

Early voting starts today for Nov. 4 general election

The time has finally come - early voting starts today. You can now cast your ballot in the 2014 General Election.

Mennonite Memorial Home invites trick or treaters on Oct. 30

Trick or Treaters are invited to visit the Mennonite Memorial Home from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30. MMH is located at 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton.

Neva Adams is BHS student of the month

Neva Adams, a senior, is the September student of the month at Bluffton High School. She is the daughter of Frank Adams and Dana Neely of Bluffton.

Adams is a member of the BHS band, co-editor of the yearbook, and carries a GPA of 3.948. She is enrolled in the post secondary program at Bluffton University, and after graduation, would  like to attend the University of Iowa and study English and elementary education.

 

Northwest Physical Therapy and Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio highlight physical therapy month

Northwest Physical Therapy and Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio have partnered together for more than two decades to provide rehab services to Bluffton and the surrounding area.  October is National Physical Therapy month and a chance to highlight this local partnership of Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

Lions to meet Oct. 7

The Bluffton Lions Club will meet from 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 7 on the third floor of the Bluffton town hall.11:45 – 1:00p.m. Lunch will be provided by Henry’s Restaurant, tat a cost of $8 per person.

Featured speaker will be Bluffton mayor Judy Augsburger.  She report on the state of Bluffton village affairs.

The agenda will include discussion of the Lions' upcoming roadside clean-up, as well as the   Blaze of Lights chicken barbecue and parade.

Lions Way Bike and Pedestrian Pathway ribbon cutting Oct. 21

The public is invited to a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the Lions Way Bike and Pedestrian Pathway in Bluffton at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21, according to Richard Ramseyer, chair of the pathway board.

The event takes place at Comfort Inn, 117 Commerce Lane, at the eastern entrance of the pathway. The pathway follows the abandoned Akron, Canton and Youngstown Railroad from Comfort Inn to its western entrance near Tower Automotive, 18717 County Road 15.

Oct. 8 is "walk to school day"

The Allen County Creating Healthy Communities Project, Allen County Bike and Pedestrian Task Force and Allen County Public Health are promoting Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 8.  

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