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November 13, 2018

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Dr. Wood talks about "momentum makers"

During Friday's Bluffton chamber breakfast

Dr. Jane Wood, Bluffton University president, shared a vision for the university’s future and told about graduate success during her address at Friday morning's Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast.

Focusing on three “momentum makers,” Dr. Wood shared areas involving academics, student engagement and athletics.

“Over the next 12 to 18 months we will highlight these three areas as what we believe makes us stand out,” she said, based upon a summer planning retreat with the university cabinet.

I-75 flyover ramp opens in Findlay on Saturday

U.S. 68 and S.R. 15 southbound ramp set to close through fall 2020

A new ramp configuration on Interstate 75 will open Saturday as part of the reconstruction and widening of the interstate through Findlay and Hancock County.

A new flyover ramp, which will carry I-75 southbound traffic onto U.S. 68/state Route 15 or to Lima Avenue, will replace the existing loop ramp. The new ramp is referred to as a flyover because the ramp is carried over I-75 traffic to make the connection to U.S. 68/state Route 15 or Lima Avenue.

$650,000 corporate contribution from Sodexo

For university nutrition and dietetics lab in Knowlton Science Center

Dr. Jane Wood, president of Bluffton University, announced that the new, state-of-the-art Nutrition and Dietetics Lab in the Austin E. Knowlton Science Center will be sponsored by Sodexo with a lead corporate contribution of $650,000.

Autumn Gesler, Icon's BHS artist of the month

Autumn Gesler, a Bluffton High School senior, is the Icon's student artist of the month.

Autumn has taken Art 1, Design 1 and Art Seminar. Following graduation she would like to explore movie and video games animation/modeling.

Concerning art, she says, "Like most things, art is a escape. It's nice to just draw or paint things that do not actually exist because life is not always glorious. So art to me makes life a bit better. I hope the art I make, now or in the future, somehow makes someone else's life a bit better as well."


The Frosting Studio invites you to a Thanksgiving cupcake workshop

The Frosting Studio, Bluffton, wants you to be ready for Thanksgiving.

"Join us in our Thanksgiving cupcake workshop," says Debra Stockford, shop owner. "You'll take home a Thanksgiving cupcake 6-pack when the workshop is completed."

Stockford said the workshops are Friday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17, at 9 a.m., at her business location, 142 E. Jefferson St., Bluffton - located in Tommy Plaza.


New Leaf Christmas open house on Saturday


New Leaf Garden Center, 395 SR 235, Ada, invites you to its Christmas open house.

The event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10. It includes open house specials, refreshments and door prizes.

The garden center offers unique decorations, country and traditional decorations, artificial trees, wreaths and greenery, chocolate peanut cluster and more candy, grape vine trees, wreaths and many more holiday items