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Treva J. Kinsinger was an agricultural entrepreneur

Treva J. Kinsinger, 99, of Pandora passed away on May 1, 2024 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. Treva was born on March 28, 1925 in Lima to Floyd and Mildred (Cheney) Stauffer. 


Future Nurse Camp 

Blanchard Valley Health System will hold a Future Nurse Camp this summer to give interested high school students a look behind the scenes at the Blanchard Valley Hospital campus, 1900 South Main Street, Findlay.


Invitation to 2024 Fred Arnold Memorial Charitable Golf Outing

Bluffton American Legion Post 382 will host the annual Fred Arnold Memorial Charitable Golf Outing on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at Bluffton Golf Club with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m. 


Made of Metal: Magnesium

By Karen L. Kier
Pharmacist on behalf of the ONU Healthwise Team

Magnesium is a shiny gray earth metal with the atomic number of 12. It is the eleventh most abundant element found in the body. Magnesium is essential for the proper function of cells and over 300 enzyme systems.

Magnesium is an intracellular cation, meaning large quantities are found in tissue, cells, and organs rather than in the blood. This makes sense because cells need magnesium to function properly. 

Magnesium is extremely important for the heart including a normal rhythm and regulating blood pressure. It is an essential ingredient for the production of energy for the body. The regulation of nerve function, blood sugar control and muscle contractions are dependent on magnesium.  Magnesium contributes to bone development and maintenance.



April 2024 Bluffton EMS call report

Bluffton EMS Chief Jan Basinger reported the following data for calls received by the Bluffton squad during April 2024: 77 calls including 61 medical calls, 5 non emergency transports, 8 fire calls, 2 mutual aid calls and 1 motor vehicle accident.  Also 50 patients were taken to area hospitals. The run total for 2024 is 290.


Sue Ann Cox owned and operated Riley Creek Mercantile

Sue Ann Cox, 62, passed away April 30, 2024 at the Cleveland Clinic.  Sue was born September 1, 1961 in Bluffton to the late James and Esther (Schumacher) Anderson. On November 20, 1982 she married Larry Cox and he survives.