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July 5, 2020

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Bluffton Memorial Day parade, ceremony, barbecue canceled

Bluffton American Legion Post 382, has canceled all its public Memorial Day events, according to Dennis Morrison of the Legion.

This year's event canceled are the traditional Memorial Day parade, ceremony at Maple Grove Cemetery and the chicken barbecue.


Bluffton in spring cleaning mode

Dumpsters at Spring Street until Thursday

Bluffton's annual clean-up week began today and runs through Thursday, May 21. Dumpsters are in place at the Bluffton recycle center on Spring Street.

Jesse Blackburn, village administrator, cautioned that the following items are not accepted:
• Hazardous material (motor oil, paint, etc.)
• vehicle batteries
• Tires
• Appliances that use Freon (refrigerators, unless these are certified that Freon is legally removed and disposed of properly)

Bluffton parks and rec board meets at 5 p.m. today

The Village of Bluffton Parks and Recreation Committee will meet via Zoom on Monday, May 18, at 5 p.m.  To attend the meeting contact Jesse Blackburn at blackburnj@bluffton-ohio.com.  

6th Ride to Remember goes virtual this summer

Riders will complete on their own anytime from now until the end of July

The Bluffton Lions Foundation will host the 6th annual Ride to Remember in a virtual format this summer.

The public ride that was scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 11, will now be a ride that riders will complete on their own anytime from now until the end of July.

Maps with routes will be provided, but riders may also complete routes in their own communities, or through spinning indoors. The registration fee for the virtual ride will be a donation to the Bluffton Pathways Project, which will be collected during the online registration process.

An late afternoon swim

Ron Headings shares this cool shot of the sunset and two Canada goose families spending quality time on the Riley.

Remember the March Ohio primary?

Results finally certified and here's how local precincts voted

March 17 and even April 28 seem such a long time ago.

Ohio’s primary election, originally set for March 17, was postponed by the state due to the Covid-19 virus. It was extended to April 28. And on May 14 the Allen County board of elections certified the results.

Local responses ranged from only 10 to 32 percent of registered voters in Bluffton, Richland and Beaverdam precincts who cast ballots.

Click here for the entire Allen County results