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419-358-2066 - Press 0 for operator
Accounts Payable
Press #
Bluffton Community Swimming Pool
Press 6
EMS chief, non-emergency
Jan Basinger, press 5
Fire Chief, non-emergency
Jon Kinn, press 5
Income Tax Administrator
Rhonda Hohenbrink, press 2
Richard Johnson, press 3
Police Chief, non-emergency
Ryan Burkholder, press 4
Police Sergeant, non-emergency
Matt Oglesbee, press 4
Street and Water Department
Press 7
Utilities clerk
Angie Essinger, press 1
Village Administrator
Jesse Blackburn, press 3
Village Fiscal Officer
Kevin Nickel, press 2
Waste Water Treatment Plant
Press 8

Civic Organizations

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AA Open Discussion
7:30 p.m., Mondays, and 11:30 a.m., Saturdays at the English Lutheran Church, 111 Grove St
Al-Anon meetings
7:30 p.m., Mondays, and 11:30 a.m., Saturdays at the English Lutheran Church, 111 Grove St.
Bluffton American Legion Post 382
Dennis Morrison, 419-358-4950
Paula Scott, Town Hall, PO Box 142
Bluffton Athletic Boosters
Beth Ackerman, 419-204-9913
Bluffton Boy Scouts
Mike Metzger, 419-358-5598
Bluffton Bucs Midget football
Zac Kohli, 419-306-2818 or Mitch Geisgie, 419-204-7291
Paula Scott, executive director, 567-525-6667
Amber Bingley, 419-358-0268 Tom Augsburger, 419-384-3674
Bluffton Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization
Crystal Camper, 419-235-7572
Bluffton Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts of Northwestern Ohio, 888-350-5090
Bluffton Hospital Auxiliary
Heather Schalk, 419-423-5342
Bluffton in Bloom
Jesse Blackburn, Village administrator
Patty Navin
Bluffton Senior Citizens (Association) Center
132 N. Main St., Tonya Meyer, director, 419-358-8971
Bluffton Swim Team
Nicole Mikesell, 419-358-0074
Bluffton Writers Group
Ruth Naylor, 419-358-6309
Campus Life
Jeremy Basinger, 419-296-9267
Cancer Support Group
Gloria Bucher, 419-429-2621
Fair Trade Town Task Force
Esther Birkey, [email protected]
Friends of the Library
Deb Beer
Gardeners of the Bluffton-Pandora Area
Pat Flinn, 419-358-6766
Relay for Life/Relay for Hope
Lynda Best, 419-296-2790
S.H.A.N.N.O.N. Service Club
Duane Bollenbacher - 419-358-7365
Swiss Community Historical Society
Gary Wetherill, 419-358-1049
Sue Rysz, 419-358-4168
Transition Bluffton
Peter Badertscher


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112 N. Main St. - 419-358-5806 8905 Columbus Grove Road - 419-358-8588
8375 Phillips Road - 419-358-1561 111 Grove St. - 419-358-2591
101 S. Jackson St. - 419-358-5766
First Missionary Church
247 N. Lawn Ave.-419-358-7751
116 Church St. - 419-358-8921 223 W. College Ave. - 419-358-5641
160 N. Spring St. - 419-358-8631 835 N. Main St. - 419-358-1382
2022 State Route 103 - 419-358-2001


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• 2021 IS A 

This is a major election year in Bluffton.

Four council seats, three school board seats and two township trustee seats will be on the Nov. 2 general election ballot. Winners of those races will have 4-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2022.

Bluffton council seats on the ballot are currently held by:
Jerry Cupples – Republican
Mitchell Kingsley – Democrat
David Steiner – Republican
Phillip Talavinia – No party designation
Council members not on the ballot:
Joseph Sehlhorst
Benjamin Stahl
The Bluffton mayor Richard Johnson is not on the ballot.

Council seats are partisan and Feb. 3 is the filing deadline. Candidates seeking council seats as independents have until May 3 to file.

A May 4 primary will only take place for council races if enough candidates from either party file, requiring a runoff.

Bluffton school board seats on the ballot are currently held by:
Bradley Dailey
Wesley Klinger
Kenneth Lugibihl
School board members not on the ballot:
Lawrence Hoffman
Jeremy Scoles

Richland Township trustees seats on the ballot are currently held by:
Rodney Goldsberry
Gary Lugibihl
Neither trustee, Donald Brauen, nor fiscal officer, Trisha Nieman, are on the ballot.

School board and township trustees are non-partisan races. The filing deadline to be on the Nov. 2 general election ballot is Aug. 4.

Beaverdam council seats on the ballot are currently held by:
Todd Long
Carl Murray
Jerry Neuenschwander
Thomas Nowlan
Beaverdam council members not on the ballot:
Franklin Gillette, Jr.
Anthony Myers
Beaverdam mayor, Pamela Lepine, is not on the ballot.

The following is an abridged calendar for the 2021 election.

Feb. 3 – Declarations of candidacy for partisan candidates, filing deadline, 4 p.m.
Feb. 16 – Board of elections certifies candidate petitions
April 5 – Deadline for voter registration in May 4 Ohio primary election
May 3 – Filing deadline for independent candidates for the fall generation election, 4 p.m.
May 4 – Ohio Primary election, 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
July 15 – Board of elections certifies independent candidates petitions for general election
Aug. 4 – Non-partisan candidates general election filing deadline
Oct. 4 – Deadline for voter registration in Nov. 2 general election
Nov. 2 – General election, 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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PUBLIC AUCTION, Saturday, October 30. 10:00 a.m. Personal Property, 12:00 NOON Real Estate  SEE DISPLAY AD

***Open House Sunday, October 24 from 2-4:00 p.m.***

On Site @ 1166 Lutz Rd. LIMA, OH 45801, app. 1 Mile East of St. Rt. 65 Just North of Springbrook "Watch for Auction Signs"

48 +/- Acres OFFERED in 5 PARCELS


(2) Pole Barns * 3 Car Garage * Bath Schools


FREE Community Meal on Oct 27 – 5:00- 6:30 pm at Pandora United Methodist Church at 108 E. Washington Street

The meal this month is sponsored by the Never Ending Witness Small Group. The menu is Pork Sandwich, chips, relish tray, cheese tray and cookies..

Drive-Thru Spaghetti Dinner, Friday, October 29, 4:30 to 6:30? p.m. Cost: Free-Will Offering; donations will be used for outreach projects.

St. John's United Church of Christ (223 West College Avenue), corner of Jackson Street and College Avenue, Bluffton. Please drive-thru the Jackson Street entrance on the parking lot side of the church.

A Public Hearing before the Village of Bluffton Council has been scheduled for Monday, October 25 at 7:15 pm on the third floor of the Town Hall, 154 North Main Street, Bluffton, Ohio. This hearing will involve the following matters:

Council discussion and vote to adopt the recommendation of the Planning Commission to allow the request made by Bob Fett to construct a planned unit development (PUD) as a residential development of less than ten acres.

Council discussion and vote on the recommendation of the Planning Commission to approve the preliminary subdivision plans presented by Bob Fett for a PUD (proposed to be named Chestnut Lane) on parcel number 28-0212-01-013-000 that has road frontage on Sunset Drive.  

Jesse Blackburn, Village Administrator

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2003 Phoenix slide-in pop-up truck camper for sale. 10 foot. Aluminum. Stored inside. Loaded. $6900 or best offer. Call 419-819-0071.

124 HAYS A - ADA  (Available Nov 1)
3 Bedroom/2 Bath apartment/duplex
Rent: $1200/month
Deposit: $1200
Utilities: Not Included
Appliances: Washer/Dryer, stove, Refrigerator, Microwave, Dishwasher
Pets: No
Garage: 2 Car attached
Contact: Contact: Larry Smith 419-230-7158 realtor owned or email  [email protected] for an application

Independent Sr. Living
137 Vance St. Bluffton, OH 45817
Accepting applications for Efficiency and 1-bedroom apartments 
24-hour Emergency Maintenance
On-Site Managers
On-site Laundry 
Community rooms on every floor
Sunroom and more
Income Guidelines Apply
Call 419-358-7795 10-4, Monday through Friday

Melissa’s Housecleaning - By Melissa Pogan and Chris Basinger. We are very particular. Our prices are reasonable. Contact Melissa at 567-204-7243, or Chris at 419-303-7101, or ask at the Do It Best hardware in Bluffton, Ohio.

Get your copy today,
because a creek runs through it!

Bluffton Anthology - Essays on a small Ohio town
Collected by Fred Steiner

"For anyone who calls Bluffton home, these stories need no further introduction. For readers need to have Bluffton explained to them, this is a great starting point."
On sale at: • Roots by Strattons • The Black Lab • The Dough Hook
• Senior Citizens Center • Polished • Bluffton University bookstore
• Stoney's Barbershop • In Ada at The Inn at ONU
or email: [email protected]

Mid-sized plumbing company looking to acquire a water treatment professional. Job would include quoting, servicing, and installing all aspects of water treatment equipment. Looking for someone with experience, wages are negotiable, and comes with a substantial benefits package.

Please send resume/contact information to [email protected]

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Ada, OH is looking for a pianist with
training and experience in liturgical music for one Mass every Sunday at
11am. Singing accompaniment is preferred but not necessary. Remuneration is
$50 per Mass. Please apply at [email protected]

HIRING Bluffton Aeration Service Inc.

Bluffton Aeration Serivce, Inc. is a local Environmental Service Co. is accepting applications for a full time/part time Route Driver with Class B or Class A CDL

Handyman capabilities, team player, motivated, self-starter and Hard worker are traits we are looking for. We will train.

  • Competitive Wages/ Paid Holidays/ 401K
  • Insurance Benefits available

If interested call the Office at 419-358-1936 OR send Resumes to: [email protected].

Part Time Non-CDL & CDL drivers needed for Ken Lugibihl Truck Sales.

Local running and pickup needed during hours of Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00 PM. Weekly pay. Please call 419-358-0745 or email [email protected].


Citizens National Bank is proud to be one of the STRONGEST independent COMMUNITY banks in the country.


Full-Time opportunities available

New Accounts Representative

Call Center Representative

Operations Specialist



Visit our website at www.cnbohio.com under “Resources”

 “Careers” for more information and to APPLY TODAY!

Citizens National Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, 

minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. 


The Village of Ada has an opening for a full time Public Works Superintendent. 

Salary Range: $44,000-$61,000 depending on experience and qualifications

Qualifications: Associates degree, plus four (4) years experience in street maintenance and repair, including two (2) years supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skill set and abilities.

License & Certification Requirements: Must Possess a Valid Ohio Driver’s License, maintain insurability under the villages vehicle insurance policy. Must have or obtain a State of Ohio Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within 60 days of appointment. You may be required to obtain a current license in water distribution and/or wastewater collection issued by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

To apply please visit our website at: https://www.adaoh.org/form/employment-application

Deadline for applications is October 22, 2021

HIRING: Heavy Duty Diesel Mechanic in Bluffton, OH 

Ken Lugibihl Truck Sales is an established 30-year-old family owned and operated company seeking a mechanic who has experience working with heavy duty diesel trucks. This position performs a full range of maintenance, repair and service activities on vehicles and equipment.

Our hours are Monday-Friday 7am-5pm. Applicants must have their own tools (specialty and larger items supplied by the company). Valid Driver's License is required. Must be able to work independently and without direct supervision.

If interested, please email your resume to [email protected] OR call 419-358-0745 for further details.


GROB SYSTEMS, INC., is a world-class European manufacturer of high quality production systems and universal machining centers. Looking for a career change with a local company? Grob is hiring.
Learn morning about GROB systems and our open positions
at www.grobgroup.com/en and submit a resume to:
[email protected]

has openings!

Weekly pay,
advancement opportunities,
employee meal discounts.

Apply now!

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Blanchard Valley Health System - To view career openings in the Blanchard Valley Health System please click here.

OHIO MEANS JOBS is an agency of the State of Ohio.
• CLICK HERE to view jobs listed within 10 miles of BLUFFTON.
• CLICK HERE to view jobs listed within 10 miles of ADA.

Ohio Northern University -  Office of Human Resources, 525 S.. Main St., Ada, Ohio 45810, employment opportunities. Click here for current job postings.