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April 22, 2019

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Heating assistance available

From Home Energy Assistance Program

The Ohio Development Services Agency and the Area Agency on Aging 3 want to remind Ohioans that assistance is available to help with their home energy bills. The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) provides Ohioans at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty level with a benefit to help pay their heating bills.

Village accepting applications for pool assistant manager and lifeguards

The Village of Bluffton is accepting applications for the positions of assistant manager and lifeguard for the Community Swimming Pool for the 2019 season.

Qualified candidates for lifeguards must have or be in the process of obtaining CPR and lifeguard certifications. 

Applications can be obtained at the Blufton town hall, 154 N. Main St., Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. 

Completed applications are due at the Town Hall by 5 p.m. Friday, April 19. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guardrail repair to affect Interstate 75 at Beaverdam

The following is highway construction scheduled to occur within Allen County. Work is dependent upon weather conditions, and unless otherwise noted, it will take place during daytime hours.

Interstate 75 northbound between Napoleon Road and state Route 696, Beaverdam, will be restricted to one lane through the work zone for guardrail and cable rail repair on Tuesday, March 19. Work is being performed by the ODOT District 1 roadway services department.

Another "year" on the girls' bball banner

From www.blufftonpirates.com - Nice work on getting the BHS girls' basketball banner updated so quickly.

Post 382 celebrates 100th anniversary of National American Legion

Saturday dinner and program in the town hall

Bluffton American Legion Post 382 will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National American Legion, with a gathering and dinner on Saturday, March 16.

Robert “Bob” Schmitt, Department Commander Ohio American Legion is the speaker.

 According to Dennis Morrison, Bluffton's World War I veterans applied to the American Legion in 1919 and received their charter on March 20, 1920. 

2019 Village appropriations close in on $11 million

Village of Bluffton appropriations are closing in on $11 million in 2019. And, this year's total is approximately $800,000 above 2018 total, according to figures from Laura Ewing, village fiscal officer.

The 2019 total is $10,883,562, while 2018 appropriations were $10,098,038. She said that the appropriations would become official after March 27, which is 30 days after the Bluffton council approved them.

Ewing said that the growth in the village income tax has helped the village bottom line.

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