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September 19, 2021

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Men's soccer bests Thiel 3-0

The Bluffton University men's soccer team continued its outstanding start to the season with a convincing 3-0 shutout of Thiel College on a sunny Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. It marks the first 3-1 start since 1989 and only the third time in school history that the men have opened with a 3-1 mark.

The Beavers also etched their name in the record books as the first squad to take a spotless home mark into Heartland Conference play.


Pirate boys 8th at O-G cross country meet

By Cort Reynolds

The Bluffton High School cross country teams competed at the Ottawa-Glandorf Blue/Gold Invitational meet Saturday, September 18.

The Pirate boys finished eighth in the 17-team Blue Division boys race. Holgate captured first with 62 points, followed by Van Wert (75) and host O-G (103).

Junior Landon Armstrong led the Pirates by finishing seventh in a time of 17:40.488.

Senior Hunter Wasnich of Wauseon crossed the line first in the boys race with a time of 16:47.129.


Bluffton boys finishers:

Place Runner Time


Safety Check: Morning cyclists riding in the dark

With shorter daylight hours and the return to school, area drivers and cyclists are sharing the road in the dark morning hours.

In the dark, drivers often can’t see cyclists without reflectors. The Consumer Product Safety Commission lists these requirements:

Review of The President's Daughter

by Robert McCool

What do you get when you mix a Scoundrel and the Grand Master of Pop fiction?

You get a pretty good read.

Regardless of what you think of Bill Clinton as a President, and even though as a man he was a womanizing scoundrel, he knows the inner workings of Washington, DC.

Regardless of what you think of James Patterson as an author who doesn't write many of his books, he knows how to write well when he chooses to do so.

Put them together and you get one heck of a political thriller, packed with non-stop action from the very start to the very end.


At-Home Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Test Kits

Self-administered, At-Home Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 tests are now available for pickup at Bluffton Public Library.  If you have been exposed to COVID-19, please call to schedule curbside pickup.  The kits have been provided by the Ohio Department of Health and are free to the public. 

University volleyball begins tourney with wins

The Bluffton University volleyball team found its mojo on Friday, Sept. 17, at the Ginny Hunt Kilt Classic. The Beavers routed Roanoke (VA) in three sets before taking down Washington & Jefferson in four. Bluffton improved to 5-7 on the season following these victories.