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August 18, 2019

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Abbey Miles earns "Outstanding of the Day" at state fair

Abbey Miles, daughter of James and Kathy Miles, earned Outstanding of the Day at the Ohio State Fair with her Purrfect Pets project.  She is a member of The Blue Ribbon Stock 4H Club.

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Ada resident's quick thinking helped law officers capture wanted fugitive

Ada police present Andrew Ward with S.A.F.E.R Award during Aug. 6 council meeting

FROM ADA ICON - Ada resident Andrew Ward of 540 E. Lincoln Ave., earned deserved recognition on Tuesday by the Village of Ada and Ada Police Department.

The letter to Ward is attached at the bottom of this story -

Michael Harnishfeger, Ada police chief, presented Ward with an Ada Police Department S.A.F.E.R Award (Seeking Aid From Every Resident) during Aug. 6 Ada council meeting.

According to Harnishfeger, Andrew’s willingness to get involved and assist the police makes Ada a safer and more secure community.

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Incoming Bluffton University student-athlete dies in vehicle accident

An incoming Bluffton University student-athletic was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Hamilton County on Aug. 6.

Here is the story from The Daily Advocate (Greenville):

WHITEWATER TOWNSHIP – Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil reports a fatal motor vehicle crash which occurred in the 8900 block of S.R. 128 (Hamilton Cleves Road) in Whitewater Township on August 6th, 2019 at 11:26 a.m.

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BHS flag corps returns to the '80s

Will perform Momma Mia routine at county fair competition

Several rehearsal photos at the bottom of this story -

It’s a retro year – meaning music from the ‘80s ­­– for the Bluffton High School flag corps, which began practicing this week for the upcoming performance season.

The young group includes five juniors, three sophomores and two freshmen. This year’s corps director is Jackie Bourassa. Captains are Elizabeth Bourassa and Bella Angel.

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It's why they call it a giant sunflower

Ryan Shough and his grandmother, Sue Shields, stand beside sunflowers that Ryan planted this spring. It's why they call them giant sunflowers.

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Ethan Smith - an Ohio State Fair winner

Ethan Smith, son of Joe and Liz Smith of Bluffton, was chosen to represent Allen County at the Ohio State Fair this year with his project: Focus on photography. 

Ethan is a member of the Beaverdam Bunch. This is his first year in 4-H. He will be a 4th grade student at Bluffton this fall.

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