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Ruth Everett guest with Doug Llewelyn on BlogTalkRadio

CUTV News Radio will feature Ruth Everett of Bluffton in an interview with Doug Llewelyn today (March 17) at 1 p.m. Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio. Listeners may call in questions at (347) 996-3389.


Blanchard Valley Hospital named one of nations 100 top hospitals

Fifth time since 2005 by Truven Health Analytics

Blanchard Valley Hospital (BVH) was recently named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, part of the IBM Watson Health business. This is the fifth time BVH has been recognized with this honor. Previous years in which the organization received this distinction include 2005, 2011, 2015 and 2016.

True or false? Are robins a sign of spring?

Find out at Discovery Center open house March 26

Are robins a sign of spring? Do opossums hang upside down? Does an elephant ever forget? Come test your nature knowledge at the Discovery Center during an Open House on Sunday, March 26, from 1-4 p.m. An interactive display will be available for you to see if what you know about nature is true or false.

All ages welcome to attend. This program and open house are free and no registration is required.


Made in Bluffton slaw cutters now on the shelves of Lehman's Hardware, Kidron

(You can also buy them at Family True Value Hardware and The Black Lab)

A Bluffton original is now available in the “best place to visit in Amish country.”

You can now purchase Bluffton Slaw Cutters at Lehman’s Hardware in Kidron, Ohio. The hardware is a popular tourist stop in eastern Ohio. It was voted the best place to visit in Amish Country.

Bill Sehlhorst, owner of the slaw cutter company, said that Lehman’s started carrying the cutters in December. He added that Lehman’s appreciated the packaging of the Bluffton-made product.

Here’s some background on Lehman’s Hardware:


Free community dessert night Tuesday, March 21, town hall

Mark your calendar and pass it on

Bluffton Center for Entrepreneurs invites the community to meet this year’s Ropp Triplett Business Competition contestants and have some free dessert, thanks for local caterers.

The family-friendly event is from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, in the third floor of the Bluffton town hall, 154 N. Main St.

During the evening BCE will announce the winners of this year’s business plan competition. It has two divisions: Emerging Area Businesses, and Established Bluffton Businesses.

Farmers' Market vendor meeting set March 28

Opening date for market is Saturday, May 6

The Bluffton Farmers' Market vendors will hold its pre-season meeting in late March, according to Greg Probst, director.

The meeting, open to anyone interested in learning about being a vendor, is at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 28, in the third floor of the town hall.

At that meeting Probst will explain the rules and regulations and vendor fees of the market and will allow vendors to sign up for the entire season.

This year's opening date is Saturday, May 6. The market is open from 8:30 a.m. to noon each Saturday through October - rain or shine.

Doug Adams "Peace, Love and the Power of Song" tonight at the library

Doug Adams, folk singer and guitarist, presents a free concert Thursday, March 16, at the Bluffton Public Library. The performance is at 6:30 p.m.

Adams will perform several familiar songs from the 1960-era in a program titled "Peace, Love and the Power of Song."


Here's Bluffton council March-April meetings

Bluffton council has several meetings set in March and April. Those meetings follow:

• Monday, March 21 - SSI computer demonstration, town hall, 6 p.m.
• Monday, March 27 - Council  meeting, town hall, 8 p.m.
• Thursday, April 6 - Street and alley committee and
   Bluffton pathway board, town hall, noon
• Monday, April 10  - Council meeting, town hall 8 p.m.
• Monday, April 10 - Alley vacation public hearing, town hall, 8:15 p.m.


Judy Augsburger, Robert Antibus serving on board

Blanchard River Watershed Partnership

Two Bluffton residents were elected as board members of the Blanchard River Watershed Partnership (BRWP) for 2017, according to Phil Martin, watershed coordinator.

They are Judy Augsburger, Bluffton mayor, and Robert Antibus, retired biology professor at Bluffton University.

A third board member, Jeremiah “Bud” Haselman, represents the Cranberry Creek watershed. He holds a business degree in marketing and management from Bluffton University and lives in rural Pandora.


Study guide presentation on human sexuality from a biblical perspective

The study guide, "Human Sexuality in Biblical Perspective" will be presented during a 4 p.m. event on March 30 in Bluffton University’s Musselman Library Reading Room.

Lois Johns Kaufmann, who was conference minister of Mennonite Church USA’s Central District Conference at the time the guide was produced, wrote the foreword and coordinated the work that led to publication.