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Joanne Overmyer was a master baker

D. Joanne Overmyer, 92, passed away February 28, 2024 at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton.  Joanne was born June 5, 1931 in Antwerp, Ohio to the late Chester and Caroline (Snook) Hawkins. On November 22, 1951 she married Don Overmyer who survives.


County Line Rd. pathway construction begins March 4

Public notice from the Village of Bluffton

The construction of a new Pedestrian Pathway along the Co. Line Rd. between College Avenue and S.R. 103 will begin on Monday, March 4. Portions of the northbound lane of Co. Line Road, between College Ave and S.R. 103, will be
closed during the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday-Thursday.


P-G boys basketball takes sectional vs. Wildcats

By Matt M. Stutz

The #2-seed Pandora-Gilboa High School boys basketball team claimed the NW2 Sectional Championship on Friday, March 1.


No School Day Camps at Bluffton Family YMCA

Bluffton Family YMCA is offering day camps this spring on March 29, April 1, and April 8. Registration for all camps is due one week before their start date.

Weekend Doctor: About bipolar disorder

By John Aziz, MD
Psychiatry, Psychiatric Center of Northwest Ohio

Bipolar disorder is a chronic mood disorder that affects about 1% of the U.S. population. Although bipolar disorder is highly genetic, there is no specific mode of inheritance of the disorder from an affected parent to their children. That means if the father or the mother has bipolar disorder, the children might have a higher risk of having bipolar disorder, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that any of them will definitely have the disorder at some point in their lives.

As the name “bipolar” implies, there are two ends of the “pole”: the higher end and the lower end.


PHOTO Who can do a toe touch jump?

Did they double dare you? The Bluffton Buccanner yearbook staff challenged athletes and teachers to do toe touch jumps in a Facebook video seen HERE. Thirteen teams and three teachers were great sports and took on the challenge.