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Ottawa among communities receiving financing from Ohio EPA

Communities in Northwest Ohio are receiving more than $41.6 million in low-interest rate and principal forgiveness funding from Ohio EPA to improve wastewater and drinking water infrastructure and make other water quality improvements.

Ottawa, which supplies water to Bluffton, is receiving $8.27 million to improve the city’s drinking water treatment plant building’s interior and exterior, including measures to help address the potential impact of harmful algal blooms on the water system. This loan includes $3.78 million in principal forgiveness, which does not have to be repaid.

Driving safely this holiday weekend

AAA predicts that nearly 2.2 million Ohioans will be traveling between Wednesday, Nov. 24 and Sunday Nov. 28, a large increase compared to 2020. Nearly 90% of these travelers are driving to their destinations.

Senior travel opportunities June-September 2022

The Bluffton Senior Citizen Center, 132 N. Main, has organized three travel opportunities for seniors in June, August and September 2022. The trips will be led by the center's director, Tonya Meyer. Here are her descriptions of the highlights and costs.

June 13 -18 Vintage Illinois

Cory-Rawson Honor Roll for first quarter of 2021-2022 school year

Cory Rawson High School released the following honor roll for the first quarter of the 2021-2022 school year.

Hornet Hall of Fame - All A Honor Roll

SEVENTH GRADE:  Macie Augustine, Molly Spaeth, Kaedyn Witteman

EIGHTH GRADE:  Hailey Sparks, Hank Walters

FRESHMEN:   Hannah Fornof, Madison Krieger, Hunter Niese, Preston Stumpp, Tyler Tinman, Mackenzi Welch, Keira Witteman

SOPHOMORES:   Blake Downing, Carson Skulina, Grant Welte

Blaze of Lights puts Bluffton on the map

Bluffton’s Blaze of Lights display is one of nine northwest Ohio and 43 Ohio locations featured on the 2021 Ohio Holiday Lights Trail map distributed by Ohio.org. (printable PDF map).

The Northwest Ohio stops are:

35. Sandusky County Fairgrounds Winter Wonderland, Fremont • December 9–22

Reminder: Thanksgiving week K-12 schedule

The Thanksgiving week schedule at Bluffton Schools includes:

Monday, November 22

  • K-5 and Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences, 5-8 p.m. 
  • High School Parent Teacher conferences 5-8 p.m. Call 419-358-7941 if you want a conference.

Tuesday, November 23

  • K-5 and Middle School Parent Teacher Conferences 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • No School - Elementary and Middle School
  • High School Parent Teacher conferences 5-8 p.m. Call 419-358-7941 if you want a conference.

November 24-26, No School K-12 – Thanksgiving Vacation