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Here's ODOT's Interstate 75 Findlay update

And, what to expect in 2018

The year 2017 presented the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) with the opportunity to improve one of the area’s most valuable assets as the reconstruction and widening of Interstate 75 through Findlay and Hancock County began.

The project began in March.

“We accomplished what we hoped to in the first year of the project, even with weather setbacks, which included significant rainfall and flooding of some areas of Findlay and of the Interstate 75 project area,” said Kirk Slusher, ODOT District 1 deputy director.

When Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke at ONU

Historic event 50 years ago is subject of Jan. 18 commemoration

FROM ADA ICON - Those who were at the historic event will share their memories of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s talk at Ohio Northern University during a panel discussion at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18 in the Freed Center. The discussion will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s talk at ONU’s Taft Gymnasium on Jan. 11, 1968.
The panel discussion, which kicks off a series of events to honor the occasion, is free and open to the public. It will culminate with the unveiling of a statue of Dr. King on April 17 outside of Taft Hall.


Tyson Alan Sherick 1979 - 2018

Tyson Alan Sherick, 38, died on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay.  Tyson was born Sept. 17, 1979, in Toledo, Ohio, to John "Jack"" and Rhonda (Wolf) Sherick.  On June 24, 2006, he married Michelle (Routzon) Sherick who survives.

Tyson graduated from McComb High School and was employed by Roki America in Findlay. He enjoyed camping, fishing, and spending time with his family.


Women no match for Rose-Hulman

January 13, 2018
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The Bluffton University women's basketball team fell behind 17-7 after one quarter and never recovered as Rose-Hulman stayed undefeated in Heartland Conference play with a 64-40 victory on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. Bluffton slipped to 11-4 and 6-2 in the Heartland Conference, while RHIT improved to 12-3 and 8-0 in the HCAC.

Men rally from 16 down for 73-70 win at RHIT

January 13, 2018
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The Bluffton University men's basketball team rallied from 16 down for a stunning 73-70 victory at Rose-Hulman on Saturday, Jan. 13. Bluffton won its second straight, improving to 7-8 overall and 4-4 in the Heartland Conference, while Rose slipped to 8-7 and 6-2 in the HCAC. The Beavers snapped RHIT's seven-game winning streak in the process.

Economic well-being measurements to be discussed during Colloquium

Friday, Jan. 19, in Stutzman Lecture Hall

Dr. Jonathan Andreas, associate professor of economics at Bluffton University, will present the Colloquium, “Replacing GDP with Median Expected Lifetime Income,” at 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19, in Stutzman Lecture Hall.

Andreas will discuss MELI, his potential replacement for Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as the standard measurement for well-being.