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Oberly and Huber recognized for 70 years of legion membership

Both lifelong Bluffton residents served in World War II

70 years.

The Bluffton American Legion Post 382 recently recognized two lifelong Bluffton men.

The two, Dale Huber and James Oberly, both World War II veterans, received special recognition representing 70 years of appreciation and membership from the legion, according to Dennis Morrison.

During the war, Huber, who turned 90 in December, served with a bomb removal unit in Germany. He is a retired farmer and retired owner of Specialty Foods of Ohio.


Jordan reiterates opposition to current House Obamacare repeal bill

Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) joined MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning to discuss congressional efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare. During the interview, Rep. Jordan reiterated his opposition to the American Health Care Act in its current form.
During the interview, Rep. Jordan made the following comments:


The music was great, the food was delicious

...and here are some photos from Friday's Music Booster chicken barbeue

Photos by Jamie Nygaard
The music was great, the food was delicious.

We can't provide a recording of all the music performed in the middle school on Friday, but Jamie Nygaard took lots of photos. We offer them here for your enjoyment.

Performing groups included:  (View the 26 photos below-)


Ruth Everett guest with Doug Llewelyn on BlogTalkRadio

CUTV News Radio will feature Ruth Everett of Bluffton in an interview with Doug Llewelyn today (March 17) at 1 p.m. Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio. Listeners may call in questions at (347) 996-3389.


Judy Augsburger, Robert Antibus serving on board

Blanchard River Watershed Partnership

Two Bluffton residents were elected as board members of the Blanchard River Watershed Partnership (BRWP) for 2017, according to Phil Martin, watershed coordinator.

They are Judy Augsburger, Bluffton mayor, and Robert Antibus, retired biology professor at Bluffton University.

A third board member, Jeremiah “Bud” Haselman, represents the Cranberry Creek watershed. He holds a business degree in marketing and management from Bluffton University and lives in rural Pandora.


Four from Bluffton on Rhodes State fall dean's list

Four students from Bluffton were named to the fall semester dean's list for part-time students at Rhodes State College, Lima. To be eligible, a student must be enrolled in at least six but not more than 11 credit hours and earn a 3.5 grade point average or higher.

Bluffton students:
Zachary T Holbrook                
Stephanie Jean Jones                                                          
Blane Jared Miller                                                            
Morgann Alexa Rode 


Bluffton resident named dean of ONU College of Engineering

J.D. Yoder, member of ONU faculty since 2001

Long-time faculty member and administrator John-David “JD” Yoder, Ph.D., of Bluffton, has been named dean of the T.J. Smull College of Engineering at Ohio Northern University, effective June 19.

Yoder, who joined the ONU faculty in 2001, is currently professor of mechanical engineering and chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
“I am confident that Dr. Yoder has the ideal professional and personal attributes to provide effective leadership for the College of Engineering,” said ONU President Daniel DiBiasio, Ph.D.


What's it like being a woman business owner in Bluffton?

Answers from a barber, dress consignment shop owner, online fabric business owner, funeral director and sports apparel shop owner

Five Bluffton businesswomen shared the podium and their thoughts about being a business owner in a small town during Friday’s chamber breakfast.


The five included a barber, dress consignment shop owner, online fabric business owner, funeral director and sports apparel shop owner.  The moderator owns a promotional products business.


Meet the Bluffton HS February student of the month

He hopes to enroll in Youngstown State and major in math

Alton Burkholder, Bluffton High School senior, is the BHS February student of the month.

He is the senior class treasurer, captain of the Academic team, and is a member of Student Senate,  Math Club, Drama Club and Show Choir.

Alton takes post-secondary college credit classes at Bluffton H.S. for calculus and college writing.

After graduation he would hopes to attend Youngstown State University and major in mathematics.

Alton carries a 3.744 grade point average and is the son of Steve and Laurel Burkholder.


Here's a Blufton Lions Club update

Bluffton Lions members had updates of Our Daily Bread, soup kitchen in Lima on Feb. 7. Randy Kimpet, co-director of the program spoken to Lions.

Several additional Lions activities are spelled out in the March club newsletter attached to this story.