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Lima Patrol Post open house for 90th Anniversary

In celebration of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s 90th anniversary, the Lima Post is  hosting an open house for members of the community. The open house allows our Patrol personnel, including troopers, and professional staff, to interact with the public we serve. 

September 28, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Lima Patrol Post, 2005 E. Fourth Street, Lima

Members of the community can tour the facility, ask questions and learn about  employment opportunities with the Patrol. A recruiter will be on-site to assist with any  recruitment questions and help with the application process. 


PTO Bake Sale at Elementary Open House

The Bluffton PTO is hosting a bake sale on September 25 as part of the Elementary School Open House, beginning at 5:00 p.m.

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Bluffton ghost stories published by Icon founder

Does Bluffton ooze ghosts? You can soon find out.

Just in time for Halloween, Where Bluffton’s Ghosts Sleep, the latest book by author--and Icon founder--Fred Steiner, will be available at a book signing from 10 :00-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Bluffton Senior Citizens Center, 132 N. Main St.

Subtitled “Unexpected stories from a small Ohio town,” the 196-page book includes what Steiner says is “every unexpected and cryptic Bluffton epic ever imagined.”


Library activities in Pandora

Join the Putnam County District Libraries for storytime on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. in Pandora.

On Tuesday, October 10, there will be a special Eclipse Pizza Storytime. Participants will receive solar glasses (while supplies last).

The Pandora-Riley Township library is located at 118 E Main St, Pandora, OH 45877. Phone: (419) 384-3232


Friends of the Library book sale, Sept. 14-16

The Friends of the Bluffton Library are hosting their used book sale this week:

  •  September 14 from 9:30 a.m to 7:15 p.m.
  • September 15 from 9:30 am to 4:45 p.m.
  • September 16 from 9:30 am to 1 p.m.

You'll find the sale on the lower level of the library. All proceeds go to library programs.


Native plants education, sales event  

Hancock County Master Gardeners and the Hancock Park District are teaming up to offer native  plant education and sales to benefit area gardeners. The event will be at the Oakwoods Nature  Preserve Discovery Center, Saturday September 16, from 9:00 a.m.-noon. Programs about native plants that benefit wildlife, pollinators and the environmentin are free and open to the public. New exhibits and ”Ask-A-Master Gardener” gardening assistance will be part of the event.