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Firefighters' convention to bring two days of fun, food, games, music to Ada

Jim Tressel to serve as parade grand marshal on Saturday

By Paula Pyzik Scott

On Friday and Saturday, June 14-15, the Ada-Liberty Township Fire Department is hosting a big, big, big celebration for the 150th anniversary of the Northwestern Ohio Volunteer Firemen’s Association.

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ODOT seeks comment on Hillville Rd. bridge maintenance

ALLEN COUNTY__ODOT is proposing to perform bridge maintenance on the County Road 185 (Hillville Road) bridge over Interstate Route 75 near interstate mile marker 138, located about 2 miles southwest of the village of Bluffton.


Special Event permits issued for June, July and August

Food Truck Days at community pool, Dominic Francis Bike & Jeep Ride

At the June 11 Bluffton Council meeting, Mayor Richard Johnson presented and council approved special event permits for the following activities:


56th Festival of Wheels rolls into Bluffton on June 14

“[Vehicle owners] that come to the show, they always comment about the friendliness of the community…. The entire community supports the show.”--Dan Groman

By Paula Pyzik Scott

The Bluffton Lions Club Festival of Wheels will fill downtown Bluffton on Friday, June 14, closing Main St. and adjacent parts of Vine, Cherry and Church streets. Participants will begin parking their cars at 1:00 p.m. and will wrap up the show with a cruise down Main St. at 8:00 p.m.


Hoffman retiring from First National Bank

Open House on June 14 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at FNB in Pandora 

Pandora __ Larry Hoffman, EVP, Chief Financial Officer at First National Bank is retiring effective June 30, 2024. Larry began his career with First National Bank at the Pandora office in 2011.

Hoffman has 44 total years of accounting  experience, which includes 13 years of public accounting as a Senior Accountant for  Fruth & Company, CPAs and 18 years in higher education as Controller/Assistant Treasurer at Rhodes State College. Larry and his wife, Marcy, reside in Bluffton and have  3 children, Ellie, Nolan, and Ethan.

Larry has served on many community boards  including Bluffton Soccer Club, Bluffton Chamber of Commerce, Bluffton School Board and St. Mary’s Church and plans to continue his involvement in community service organizations in retirement.  



Weekends on Vine St. invite you to stay and play

With approval from the Village council, Vine St. has become a weekend recreation space with amenities provided by local business and property owners. The street will be closed from 7:00 a.m. on Saturday to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. Convertible seating, mini golf, giant Jenga, and sidewalk chalk are available for all.