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February 20 field reports from Ohio Division of Wildlife officers

Northwest Ohio – Wildlife District Two
In the spring of 2023, State Wildlife Officer Ryan Burke, assigned to Hancock County, received a complaint of an individual shooting and killing two turkey vultures.

Living Legacy Project Pilgrimage informational meeting

The League of Women Voters of the Lima Area will hold an informational meeting on the Living Legacy Project Pilgrimage on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lima Public Library – (Room 1) 650 W Market St. Lima, Ohio 45801.


Bluffton University sports recap, February 14-20

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Swimming and Diving caps off 2023-24 at HCAC Championships
(February 14-17) TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - The Bluffton University swimming and diving team showed out at the HCAC Championships which were staged from Wednesday, Feb. 14, through Saturday, Feb. 17.

Men’s Basketball swats rival Defiance in HCAC finale
(February 16) BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University men's basketball team closed out its Heartland Conference rivalry with Defiance College in style on Friday night, rolling to a 93-79 victory over the Jackets. Bluffton finished its first season under Head Coach Seth Clark with an 8-17 record, including a 4-14 mark in the HCAC. Defiance will head to the NAIA after a 1-23 campaign in which DC went 0-18 against HCAC competition.

Women’s Basketball pummels Defiance 56-41 in HCAC finale
(February 16) BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Bluffton University women's basketball team sent Defiance College packing with a 56-41 over the Yellow Jackets on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024. Bluffton wrapped up its season with a 9-16 mark, including 7-11 in the HCAC. Anderson's win at Manchester kept the Beavers from notching a berth in the conference tournament. Defiance finished up 0-25 and 0-18 in league play.


"In my Daddy Daugher Era" dance on February 24

The Bluffton Family YMCA, 215 Snider Rd, will be hosting a daddy-daughter dance themed “In my Daddy Daughter Era.” 

PHOTO Scouts learn about lifting finger prints

Bluffton Boy Scout Troop #256 worked with Bluffton Police Chief Ryan Burkholder to learn about the history of finger printing, different methods for fingerprint identification, plus ways to lift prints off of objects. Scouts used two methods to take their own finger prints and earned the Fingerprinting Merit Badge.