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Sarah Ginther was a 1996 graduate of Pandora-Gilboa HS

Sarah R. Ginther, 36, of Bluffton, died at 7:46 p.m., Dec. 21, 2013 at Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus. 

She was born Dec. 2, 1977, in Bluffton to Dean and Mary Shank Luginbill and they survive in Pandora. On Nov. 11, 2000 she married Paul Ginther and he survives.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John Mennonite Church, Pandora, a 1996 graduate of Pandora-Gilboa High School and graduated from Malone College with a bachelor's degree in social work.

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Good time as any to review village snow emergency ordinance

BLUFFTON COUNCIL'S FINAL MEETING OF 2013 IS MONDAY, DEC. 23. THE MEETING AGENDA IS IN AN ATTACHMENT AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS STORY.

Now that Bluffton has experienced its first significant snowfall of the year, an annual
review of snow removal issues is due.

Each year the village has a small handful of residents who use their snow blowers to clear the snow from their sidewalk and driveway into the street.

Triplett Corp. buildings and property purchased by Bluffton industry

Bluffton’s biggest news story of 2013 comes within one week of a new year.

The story involves revitalization of the property, which at one time housed Bluffton’s largest employer.

Here’s the story of the year: The buildings and property housing the Triplett Corp. have a new owner.

Julie Osborn Betts was a Bluffton College graduate

Julie Anne Osborn Betts, 58, of Findlay, died at 3:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay. 

She was born on Aug. 4, 1955, to the late John F. and Marjorie (Phillips) Osborn in Columbus. She married Stephen C. Betts and they later divorced.

She is survived by her sons: Christopher D. Betts of Delaware, Ohio and John S. Betts of New York, N.Y.; daughter, Elizabeth J. Betts of Louisville, Ky.; brother, John P. (Donna) Osborn of Columbus; sister, Nancy J. (Stephen) Jacoby of Columbus; and by four nieces.

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Funeral arrangements incomplete for Sarah Ginther

Sarah Ginther, 36, died Dec. 21, 2013, at OSU Medical Center, Columbus. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. John Mennonite Church, Pandora. 

Visitation will be Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the church. Arrangements are incomplete at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton

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Mary Jane McDowell, 1929-2013

Mary Jane McDowell, 84, of Bluffton and formerly Columbus Grove, died at 10:46 p.m., Dec. 18, 2013, at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, Ohio.

She was born Feb. 16, 1929, in Columbus Grove to Ralph O. and Florence E. (Ury) Roberts, who preceded her in death.

She married B. Milton McDowell on July 9, 1948, and he also preceded her in death on June 30, 2011.

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