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OHSAA Board okays football division breakdowns for 2013; Bluffton is in Division VI

The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors met Thursday morning in Columbus for its regularly scheduled June meeting, which marks the final board meeting of the 2012-13 school year. The following are highlights from the meeting. The complete set of meeting minutes will be posted later at OHSAA.org.


Star Trek, Gibsonburg and Hangover III at Shannon Theatre

It's another ménage à trois at the Shannon Theatre with three great shows playing from Friday, June 14 through Thursday, June 20.

Star Trek (PG-13) is showing every evening at 7 p.m.

Gibsonburg is showing both Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and at 4 p.m.

Hangover III (R) is showing nightly at 9:30 p.m.

Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn flavor of the month for June is Birthday Cake.


ONU prof from Bluffton research article receives national attention

Bluffton resident, Brian Myers, Ohio Northern University associate professor of chemistry, has co-written an article, “Profiles in Chemistry: A Historical Perspective on the National Organic Symposium,” which will be featured in the June issue of The Journal of Organic Chemistry.


If that's a Studebaker on Main Street then it must be time for Festival of Wheels

Hudsons, Edsels, Oldsmobiles, Plymouths, Studebakers, Nash Ramblers. Sounds like an automobile graveyard. Could be, and those extinct vehicles return to life one day each year in Bluffton. Friday, June 14, is the day.

Main Street Bluffton will be the scene of the 46th annual Bluffton Festival of Wheels Cruise-In. It is a program of the Bluffton Lions Club and should be a couple hundred museum pieces on wheels to Bluffton. According to Dennis Morrison, chair of the event, you'll even see some antique fire trucks and tractors.

James Gay, Beaverdam, was Korean War vet

James W. Gay, 78 died at 3:10 a.m. June 13, 2013, at Richland Manor Nursing Home, Bluffton. He was born Sept. 3, 1934 in Lima to the late William J. and Nellie (Hariff) Gay. 

On Nov. 10, 1956 he married Dorothy Lou Rice and she survives.

Mr. Gay retired from Bluffton Precast and then worked at Wal-Mart, Lima. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.


Ashley Fields ONU graduate

Ashley B. Fields, daughter of Robert Fields, Bluffton, and Amie Stratton also of Bluffton, recently graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences at Ohio Northern University.  She received the Bachelor of Science in nursing.

On campus, Fields was active in the ONU chapter of the National Student Nursing Association. Fields is a graduate of Bluffton High School.