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Ada Harvest and Herb Fest' set for Sept. 19

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Ada Harvest and Herb Fest. This year's event is Saturday, Sept. 19, in downtown Ada. The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the event.


Girls' tennis: BHS 5 - Bath 0

Bluffton HS girls' tennis team blanked Bath 5-0 on Aug. 25. Individual stats are in the attachment.


Volleyball: Leipsic 3 - BHS 0

Leipsic defeated Bluffton HS's volleyball team 3-0 on Aug. 25. Stats follow:

Game 1    25-14
Game 2    25-8
Game 3    25-20

Bluffton stat leaders:
Kills - Andie Schmutz - 9
Assists - Abby Tuttle  - 7
              Andie Schmutz - 7
Digs - Haley Baker - 11
          Alicia Schmutz - 8


Bigfoot sighting in Bluffton - Thursday at Public Library

Bluffton Public Library will host a presentation by SOSBI (Southeastern Ohio Society for Bigfoot Investigation) at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 27. 

This event will include a presentation by the group’s founder, Doug Waller, and there will also be time for the audience to report their own Bigfoot sightings and to ask questions about Waller’s travels, Bigfoot hunting, and the process of writing his books.      

BFR announces fall youth program schedule


Bluffton Family Recreation announces that registration is underway for youth fall programming, according to Joseph Beagle, director. There are two sessions of six weeks each.

Session 1 begins the third week of September and continues until Friday, Oct. 23. Session 2 begins the first week of November and continues until Friday, Dec. 4.

Name this location and you are a Bluffton expert

If you can identify the location of these two Bluffton residences you are a true Bluffton expert. (Those TV towers resemble Steinman tip-over towers.)

Here's some hints:

• Photo taken 1967, prior to the houses being razed 
• Main Street, Bluffton
• The white/green house is standing today (you can see just a glimpse of it on the far right)
• Study the signs near the curb (you can only see the back side). These help in the location idenfication.

Cross Country sports improved depth in 2015

August 25, 2015
By Jim Brandt, assistant cross country coach

HCAC Women's Coaches Poll  I  HCAC Men's Coaches Poll

Bluffton Public Library announces September programs

Meetings for the Gardeners of Bluffton/Pandora Area begin at the library again this month.  In September, their meeting will be on the 1st at 6:30pm.

The Dulcimers @ the Library continue to meet at the library on Tuesdays-- starting at 1pm.  Come to any meeting to join.   

Bridge Bereavement Services showing “Inside Out” movie in Bluffton

Bridge Bereavement Services is hosting a showing of the movie “Inside Out” on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the Shannon Theater, 119 S. Main St., Bluffton. This showing is the first movie in a new cinema therapy program for children and adults offered by Bridge Bereavement.


Boys soccer: Bluffton loses season opener to St. Marys

St. Marys defeated Bluffton boys’ soccer team on Aug. 22 in the opener for both schools 2-0. Stats follow:

Halftime: 0-0 Goals: (SMM) Wilker, (SMM) Wilker. Assists: NA.

Shots on Goal: SMM, 9-3. Corner Kicks: SMM, 9-4,Saves: B,Smith (7); SMM,Yahl (3)