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Women's soccer falls 4-0 at Otterbein

September 21, 2016


WESTERVILLE, Ohio - Otterbein found the home turf to its liking as the Cardinals improved to 4-1-1 with a 4-0 victory over the Bluffton University women's soccer team. The Beavers fell to 0-4 following the road setback under the lights on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Ruthella Baier worked at Triplett Corp.

Ruthella (Romick) Baier, 84, of Lima and formerly of Ada, died on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 at 10:35 a.m. at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.

She was born on May 20, 1932, the daughter of Arlie and Esta (Van Houten) Romick who preceded her in death.


They graduated from Bluffton High 70 years ago

Meet the BHS class of 1947 - reunion held today

The Bluffton High School class of 1947, met on Sept. 21 for a class get-together at McDonald's Restaurant.

Front from left,  Joan Dailey, Alice Ruth Ramseyer, Colleen Hight, Sara Jane Amstutz and Wanda Geiger.

Standing from left, Morris Groman, Harry Criblez, Kent Stonehill, Bob Wilch and Keith Brauen.


Chamber's business showcase takes businesses to students

Still some table space available for Sept. 19 event at Marbeck

Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce members show their products and services to Bluffton University students in the annual fall business showcase on Thursday, Sept. 29.

Traditionally 25 businesses have table displays in Marbeck Center during a lunch in September. There they meet students and often offer prizes in raffles.

The event is from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Businesses have until Monday to register for a table at this year’s showcase. Contact Gen Akroyd at blufftonchamber@gmail.com for all the details.

Is it autumn yet? Temperatures tell us it's still summer

Is it autumn yet?

This past week's high temperatures makes us think it's still summer. Highs in the past seven days were in the 70s and 80s. Lows were in the 50s and 60s. Rain didn't reach 1 inch.

The September weather report is in the attachment.

Sept. 29 workshop focus on health care in retirement

There is a lot of talk about saving enough money by the time of retirement to continue the lifestyle you know.

What is discussed far less is the need for health care in retirement and the costs that come with it. First National Bank will host a free health care workshop on Thursday, Sept. 29. The event will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 1050 Interstate Drive, Findlay from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 


Volleyball drops four-setter to ONU

September 20, 2016
By: Samantha Granger, sports information assistant


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University volleyball team welcomed the Ohio Northern University Polar Bears to the Sommer Center on a hot Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. The Beavers came out sluggishly as ONU dominated the first two sets for a quick 2-0 lead (25-13, 25-19).

Men's soccer drops home opener to Wittenberg

September 20, 2016


BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University men's soccer team netted the equalizer less than two minutes into the second half, but a pair of late Wittenberg tallies spoiled the home opener for the Beavers on a hot and humid Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016. The Tigers improved to 3-4 on the season, while Bluffton dipped to 2-4.

Football: Pirates ranked 12th in Region 24

Bluffton High School's football team is ranked 12th in Division VI, Region 24, in this week's Ohio High School Athletic Association football computer ratings.

The entire Division VI rankings by region follow:


Bonfire Wednesday kicks off BHS homecoming celebration

Don't forget the 5:30 p.m. Friday parade and pre-game king and queen announcement

Bluffton High School is in the midst of one of its most exciting weeks of the fall: Homecoming Week. Several events take place that are open to the public:

Wednesday bonfire

A homecoming pep rally bonfire takes place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the parking lot across from Harmon Field on East College Avenue.

Sponsored by the BHS Football Moms, the event includes introduction of the football team. The marching band and cheerleaders will lead the charge.