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James Bond in Bluffton?

MJ 008

Our only clue is that this plate is on a vehicle in the Bren-Dell parking lot at Bluffton University. We cannot comment on whether 007 has a meaning we aren't allowed to discuss. Viewers please help us identify the driver.

Found: Multi-colored kitten

Found: Female kitten 4 to 6 months old. Multi-colored
(black/orange/brown) with white belly and white feet. She is very tame and
used to being indoors; definitely was someone's pet. Contact 419-358-3240
(daytime); 419-358-3543 (evenings after 6:00).

Grant helps Bluffton Public Library preserve community history

In cooperation with the Ohio Historical Society in Columbus, 12 public libraries across nine northwest Ohio counties, including the Bluffton Public Library, are partnering to implement a regional document digitization project.

The purpose of the project is to make an array of important and deteriorating local history resources more available to state residents and a worldwide audience of researchers through the Ohio Historical Society's Ohio Memory Project.

A talking license plate


WANDA HI is the only vehicle we know that talks. It says hello to Wanda Pannabecker whenever she approaches her car.

See this one in CNB parking lot

M 631

You'll see this plate on a dark red vehicle in the Citizens National Bank parking lot. It's Mona Reichenbach's and her plate is her 630 S. Main St., residence.

Yokas tells chamber: "DTR has rehired all laid off associates"

Bill Yokas, senior vice president for manufacturing, DTR Industries, provided an update to Bluffton chamber members on DTR during the Nov. 13 chamber breakfast in the town hall.

He told chamber members that all associates laid off eariler this year have returned to work (except for temp workers).

"There are no sacred cows as we have looked at ways to reduce costs at DTR," he said. He told the chamber audience that DTR will beome an all-AV plant, as the rubber hose products will transfer to China.