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Bluffton University recognized for transfer friendliness

Bluffton University was recently named to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s 2022 Transfer Honor Roll in recognition of the dynamic pathways the university has created to support transfer students.

Bluffton is one of the 171 colleges and universities selected for the honor. Colleges were named based on PTK’s “Transfer Friendliness” rating.

May 17 Field Report from ODW officer

In the Northwest Ohio-Wildlife District Two report from the Ohio Division of Wildlife, it was noted that State Wildlife Investigator Jeremy Payne, assigned to northwest Ohio, assisted with multiple pollution events in 2021, many of which were reported by a concerned citizen.

These reports allow officers to quickly arrive on the scene and work to determine the cause of the pollution. Ohioans are encouraged to call 1-800-WILDLIFE (1-800-945-3543) to report any dead or dying fish in their local streams.

Jerry Lynn Bassett worked for Elevator Services

Jerry Lynn Bassett, 59, passed away May 18, 2022, at his residence. Jerry was born October 27, 1962 in Lima to the late Robert and Ruth (Thomas) Bassett.  

Jerry graduated from Bath High School and worked at Elevator Services in Beaverdam. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes and Cleveland Browns fan.  Jerry was a jack-of-all trades especially when he was working with metal. He was known for his stubbornness, his willingness to help anyone and his "Jerry-isms."  Most of all, Jerry loved spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. 


Soccer referee training opportunity

Bluffton Soccer Club shared the following announcement:

Ohio North is hosting a new referee course with a virtual training session from 7-10:00 p.m. on June 3. Participants need to attend this online session and are expected to be engaged and actively involved.

All other aspects of the training are self-paced. These portions must be completed by June 10.

All new referees must be 13 years old to make an account.


Marking milestones

By Karen Kier, Pharmacist on behalf of the ONU HealthWise team

Many of us have important milestones in our lives including graduations and birthdays that we enjoy celebrating. Graduations this month are wonderful milestones for so many! Weddings are another important milestone and 2022 is marking the biggest year for weddings since 1984. I find this fact interesting because two of my personal milestones are my marriage in 1984 and my daughter’s upcoming marriage in 2022. I think we will be celebrating with so many others. The prediction is that over 2.5 million nuptials will take place in 2022, which is a big boom for the wedding industry! This explains my Pinterest notifications.  


Free EAP program offered to small businesses

The May member meeting of the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce introduced guests to a new program for small businesses that provides access to valuable counseling and recovery services. Jennifer Mills, EAP Business Navigator, made a presentation on the opportunity.