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ODOT announces construction on I-75 for week of Sept. 21

The following construction projects are anticipated to affect I-75 traffic patterns the week of Sept. 21.

• I-75 northbound entrance ramp at Beaverdam from SR 696 will close on Wednesday, Sept. 23, for approximately 14 days.

• I-75 northbound exit ramp at Beaverdam to SR 696 closed on Sept. 16 for approximately 14 days.

Bluffton grad new daytime crisis worker at Family Resource Center

Bluffton University 2013 graduate Darrelle Lloyd is the new Daytime Crisis Worker at Family Resource Center. 

She received her degree from Bluffton University in 2013. She worked at Mercy Health for several years as a Behavioral Access Clinician. She received her Associate's Degree in Human Services in 2010 with an emphasis in developmental disabilities. 

The Daytime Crisis Worker position was designed to respond on-site to schools and hospitals in Allen, Auglaize and Hardin Counties who have youth who are experiencing a crisis.


Bluffton council committee meetings set

The following meetings are announced for the Village of Bluffton. All meetings will be in the Village’s Town Hall, unless otherwise noted.
• Streets, Alleys, Lights & Sidewalk Committee – Tuesday, 9/22 at 7 p.m.
• Personnel Committee – Wednesday, 9/23 at noon via Zoom.
• Council Meeting – Monday, 9/28 at 7 p.m.

Invitations to the Zoom meeting can be obtained by contacting Jesse Blackburn at blackburnj@bluffton-ohio.com

Whitney Bender student teaching at Allen East

Whitney Bender of Bluffton, has been placed as a student teacher for the University of Findlay's fall semester. Bender is in a student teaching position at Allen East Elementary School. Bender is pursuing a degree in early childhood education.



Lady Pirate kickers whip Grove to grab 1st in NWC

Mittendorf, Diller, Matthews, Hoff score for BHS

By Cort Reynolds
COLUMBUS GROVE - The visiting Bluffton girls soccer team defeated Columbus Grove 4-1 Thursday evening in a Northwest Conference showdown of unbeatens.

Bluffton improved to 5-2-1 overall and sit atop the NWC at 4-0 after their fourth straight victory. CG fell to 5-4 and 3-1 in league play after losing the first-place league battle.

Regan Mittendorf scored first in the 21st minute, follwed by a score from Allison Diller two minutes later.  


Soccer: Bluffton boys blank Wildcats

The Pirates fired five of its 16 shots on goal

By Cort Reynolds - photos by Rae Staton
 BLUFFTON - The host Bluffton boys soccer team defeated non-league foe Kenton 2-0 Thursday night at Steinmetz Field. 

The Pirates improved to 6-0-1 this season with the shutout win.

The game was scoreless until just before halftime. Kaden Basil netted a goal in the 39th minute to give the Pirates a 1-0 lead at intermission.

Teammate Jude Spallinger then gave Bluffton a little breathing room with the second goal in the 63rd minute.

Pirate senior Jonathan Schriner registered one assist.