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Ohio Camp Farthest Out meets in Bluffton

Ohio Camp Farthest Out (CFO) will hold evening services June 17-20 in The Kreider Room of Marbeck Center. The public is invited.


MHCO sells Hilty building to Village of Pandora

The Board of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) has announced the sale of the Hilty Home building, 304 Hilty Dr., to the Village of Pandora, Ohio. The sale was completed on June 4 and includes the 60,000-square-foot former Hilty Memorial Home building and two adjacent parcels of land donated to the Village by MHCO. 


A Change Is Gonna Come: Vaccines update

By Karen Kier
Pharmacist on behalf of the ONU HealthWise team

In 1964, Sam Cooke wrote the powerful soul ballad A Change Is Gonna Come.  Rolling Stone magazine listed this song at number 3 of their top 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.  

Some significant changes are coming for vaccines including respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), flu and COVID-19. 

On May 3, 2023, the FDA approved the GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) RSV vaccine with the brand name of Arexvy.  The vaccine was approved for those 60 years of age and up to prevent RSV lower lung infection.  The GSK vaccine is a recombinant subunit of prefusion RSV F glycoprotein antigen (RSVPreF3) with an adjuvant to enhance vaccine response.  



Village meetings schedule includes Bluffton in Bloom

The Village of Bluffton has scheduled the following public meetings. Unless noted otherwise, they take place at Bluffton Town Hall.


June 14 chamber breakfast to feature ONU Center for Corporate Engagement

The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce will host its June breakfast meeting at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, June 14. The meeting takes place on the 3rd floor of Bluffton Town Hall. The next chamber breakfast is in September.

Members who have announcements may email [email protected] by Wednesday, June 12.

The breakfast sponsor is Wessler Engineering and Luvu A Latte will be providing the breakfast.

The 7:30 a.m. program will include presentations by the ONU Center for Corporate Engagement, Bluffton Beyond Tomorrow and Village of Bluffton Safety Services.

Carol Turchick, Director and Mandy Glenn, Associate Director will join us to speak about the Center for Corporate Engagement and the types of services and training they offer to the business community.


Public meetings provide forum for Bluffton income tax proposal

A repeat presentation and Q&A session will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18

Ballot Issue proposed for increased Safety Services funding

By Paula Pyzik Scott

On Monday, June 10, Bluffton Council held a special and a regular meeting at the EMS building to provide information and answer questions about a proposed Village income tax increase that would help grow Safety Services funding. Council is preparing to put an additional 0.4% income tax on the November 5 ballot “for the purpose of generating revenue for the capital needs and operations of … Bluffton EMS, Bluffton Fire and Bluffton Police Departments.”