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October 19, 2019

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Volunteer opportunities at MHCO

At Willow Ridge, Hilty Home, Maple Crest and MMH

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio offers the following volunteer opportunities this month. Persons interested may contact Jessica Strahm,  jstrahm@mhcoliving.org  419-358-1015 x 248

Willow Ridge

Nail Spa
Volunteer to paint Nails one day a week in the Frieda House

Volunteers to play “One on one” games
Corn hole

$840,000 grant comes our way

In 2023 it will create a pedestrian pathway with street lights from County Line Road to Lions Way Trail on SR 103

The Village of Bluffton learned last week that it is a major recipient of a 2019 Ohio Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant. The funds will be awarded in 2023.

Nineteen Ohio municipalities were selected to share $16.1 million in funding. Bluffton will receive $840,000, which is one of the largest state grants ever received by the village.

Jesse Blackburn, village administrator, informed Bluffton council about the grant at its Sept. 9 meeting.

Bentley Road path extension dedication Sept. 23

Bluffton's pedestrian pathway grew one-quarter mile this summer

There’s a new pedestrian and bike path extension in Bluffton.

It parallels Bentley Road on the west side for one-quarter mile from Augsburger Road to Riley Creek Village at the intersection of Richland Drive.

Its dedication and ribbon cutting is at 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23, according to Richard Ramseyer, board chair of the Bluffton pathway committee. The dedication, open to the public, will take place near the Riley Village entrance of Bentley Road.

Maple Crest celebrates 20th anniversary

The Maple Crest “idea” was a confluence of dreams and ideas from many community members developed over several years coming together at just the right time.

On Sept. 16, 1999, Carol Diller, Tesla Diller, Harriett McKibben and Marie Augsburger were the first residents to move into Maple Crest Senior Living Village’s main building. 

The rest is history, as they say, as Maple Crest has grown and developed into the vision of being a great living option for independent seniors with an emphasis on wellness and socialization. 

BHS hosts college financial aid meeting Sept. 23

The Bluffton High School guidance office will hold a financial aid meeting for parents and students of juniors and seniors planning to continue their education beyond high school.

The meeting is in the high school library, at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23. Lawrence Matthews, Director of Financial Aid at Bluffton University is the speaker. He will discuss financial aid and filing the FAFSA form.

Here's the road work schedule on I-75 and US 30 next week

As it affects local traffic patterns

Here's what you need to know about I-75 and U.S. 30 road work for the week beginning Sept. 16 as it affects local traffic patterns.

Interstate 75 - Hancock County
Interstate 75 northbound at Hancock county Road 99, Findlay, will experience shoulder closures through the work zone for erosion repair at the interchange.

All ramps at the interchange are expected to be maintained throughout the project. Work is being performed by Miller Contracting Group, Inc., Ottoville.