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Pirates shut out Ada, take 2nd in NWC girls soccer

By Cort Reynolds

The host Bluffton girls soccer team ran out to a big early lead and went on to blank local rival Ada 5-0 in the Northwest Conference finale Wednesday evening, October 13, at Steinmetz Field. VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7ZYuUbgago

The Pirate girls improved to 11-3-1 overall and 5-1 in NWC play with the convincing makeup game victory. 

Defending league champion Bluffton finished second in the league standings to Columbus Grove (6-0). 


Harvest Dinner returns as a drive-thru, prepaid event

The Bluffton University Nutrition Association (BUNA) will host its annual Harvest Dinner benefiting the Bluffton Community Assistance Corporation and the Churches United Pantry (CUP) from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5 with meal pickup at the Sommer Center.

Tickets must be purchased in advance starting on Oct. 17 at www.bluffton.edu/harvestdinner. This year, 100 tickets will be sold.


ODOT, OSHP announce Thayer Rd "RCUT" to open soon

Within the next two weeks, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1 is expected to open the first Restricted Crossing U-Turn (RCUT) in northwest Ohio on U.S. 30 in Allen County.

When Thayer Road at U.S 30 is reopened to traffic, motorists will find that direct access across U.S. 30 is no longer available. The RCUT will divert the Thayer Road traffic downstream on U.S. 30 where they can make a legal U-turn in a designated lane to access the opposite side of the highway.

Memorial service for Leigh Ann Alspach

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service for Leigh Ann Alspach at St. John’s UCC, 223 W College Ave., at 1:30 p.m.on Sunday, October 24 .

Weather permitting, the service will be followed by a reception on Main St. where a yellow bench has been placed in her memory.


Earlham knocks off Bluffton 2-1

The Bluffton University women's soccer team cashed in only once in a 2-1 loss to Earlham College on Wednesday, Oct. 13. Bluffton fell to 4-8 overall and 1-4 in the Heartland Conference, while an Earlham squad that was 13 strong improved to 2-9 with its first HCAC win of the season.


Beavers down Earlham 2-0 in 3rd straight HCAC win

The Bluffton University men's soccer team notched a second straight shutout in a 2-0 victory on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Bluffton improved to 7-4 overall and 3-2 in the Heartland Conference, while Earlham stayed winless at 0-12 and 0-5 in the HCAC.