Posted by Fred Steiner on January 17, 2017 - 9:25am
Dora Deane “Deane” Faine, 87, died Jan. 14, 2017, at Good Samaritan Care Center in Arlington, Ohio. Deane was born Oct. 6, 1929 in Findlay to Clarence and Blanche (Abbott) Wells who preceded her in death.
Deane was a secretary at Cooper Tire for 42 years before her retirement. She enjoyed antiquing, attending garage sales, sports of every kind, boating, skiing and spending time with her grandchildren.
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 16, 2017 - 4:12pm
This is the first in a two-part series on a proposed national and statewide bicycle route network that could pass through Bluffton’s Main Street. It needs Bluffton council’s support for it to take place.
If Bluffton council agrees, the village will be on “the map.”
THE PROPOSED OHIO BIKE ROUTE
MAP IS ATTACHED AT THE BOTTOM
OF THIS STORY -
Christian Gomes, 2016 University of Northwestern Ohio graduate
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 16, 2017 - 3:20pm
Christian Gomes bought his first car – a 1985 BMW 318i with 130,000 miles on it – eight months before he was old enough to get his driver’s license.
He’s been in love with cars ever since.
Earlier this month he joined Stratton Auto Group as shop manager of Bluffton Auto Repair Center, 302 N. Main St. He accepted the position upon the retirement of Jim Kinn.
Originally from New York state, Gomes is a December graduate of University of Northwest Ohio, Lima. He holds degrees in applied science plus automotive technology, high performance and commercial driving.
Started by 19-year-old Simon Herr who later became a bank president
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 16, 2017 - 11:44am
Simon Herr Harness Shop
1870 – 1903
At the age of 19, Simon Herr began the harness-making trade in Bluffton. The shop was first located where the Stager Grocery store stands. (In 2017 this is the site of the Bluffton Laundromat on Main and Jefferson).
A photo of Mr. Herr is at the bottom of this story.
He later moved his business to the Western Auto Supply building. (In 2017 this is the location of Diller Flooring and Interior, 119 N. Main St.)
Posted by Fred Steiner on January 16, 2017 - 9:48am
Provided by Jason A. Granger
Steiner & Granger
141 N. Main St., Bluffton
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