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Bluffton Schools host community open house on Sept. 25

The Bluffton Schools will hold a district-wide open house on Monday evening, September 25 with the following staggered schedule;

  • Elementary school - 5:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Middle school - 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • High school - 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Several community organizations will have booths set up in the elementary gymnasium and information will be available on ways to provide support to the schools and community.

State issues 2022-2023 report cards for schools

On September 15, the Ohio Department of Education released detailed 2022-2023 school report cards for individual schools and for school districts, which can be accessed HERE. New in 2023, Ohio schools will receive overall ratings of 1-5 stars in half-star increments. The report cards include five rated components as well as other data.

ODOT road construction update for Sept 11

Highway construction updates for parts of Allen, Hancock and Putnam counties (weather permitting):


  • U.S. 30 westbound between State Route 65 and State Route 696 will have lane closures for pavement repairs.


September 5 field reports from Ohio Division of Wildlife 

Northwest Ohio – Wildlife District Two 
Newcomers to Lake Erie walleye fishing from southern Ohio were contacted by State Wildlife Officer Brian Baker, assigned to Lake Erie, at the Huron boat ramp. The group was checked for license and bag limit compliance and found to have caught three walleye on a day when most anglers returned with their limit of six. Officer Baker shared locations and depths where fish were being caught with the anglers and provided data from the Precision Trolling App so the crankbaits the anglers were using would reach the depths where most walleye were being caught. The anglers were grateful for the officer’s help and were excited to get back on the water to put the information to use.

Lions pathway count takes place Sept. 11-17

The Bluffton Lions will be counting pedestrians and bikes on village pathways from September 11-17.

The data collected is used when appying for grants to build new pathways.

The volunteer counters will display signs identifying them as Bluffton LIons. Organizers note, "We hope folks will check out the signs before calling the police, who are are aware of the census."

Anonymous recovery meetings announcement

Return to Dignity recovery meetings held at the Bluffton First Methodist
church are being discontinued. Another anonymous recovery meeting in the area is:

  • Hope and Recovery
    Every Monday at 5:30 p.m.
    Trinity Lutheran Church, 14127 Moulton-New Knoxville Rd., Wapakoneta, OH

For details, contact Martha at the church office, 419-738-6547, or text Lou at 419-235-4229.