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Radio Dispatcher Tyree honored in Findlay

FINDLAY– Ohio State Highway Patrol Dispatcher Ashlee Tyree has been selected as the 2022 Dispatcher of the Year at the Findlay Dispatch Center. Dispatcher Tyree has also been selected as the 2022 Dispatcher of the year for the Findlay District. 

Tyree, 37, was honored in recognition of outstanding service of the past year at the Findlay Dispatch Center. Sworn officers and dispatchers chose Tyree based on technical job knowledge and ability, enthusiastic work attitude, teamwork, and prompt and courteous response to the public’s requests for information and assistance. 


Findlay and Lima posts announce troopers of the year

Trooper David Lopez II and Trooper Kenton J. Gibson honored by local posts

FINDLAY--Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper David Lopez II has been selected as the 2022 Trooper of the Year at the Findlay Post. 

The selection of Trooper Lopez, 30, is in recognition of outstanding service during 2022 at the Findlay Post. Fellow officers stationed at the Findlay Post chose Trooper Lopez based on leadership abilities, professional ethics, courteous treatment of others, enthusiastic work attitude, and cooperation with supervisors, peers, and the public. 


Volunteers fill the corner of Cherry and Main with folk art display

Additional photos below ✦ The lighting of the Ream Folk Art display follows the 5 p.m. Blaze of Lights parade and ceremonies on November 26, 2022. Pre- and post-parade attractions are reported HERE.

By Paula Scott

Watching the 2022 installation of the Ream Folk Art Display on the lawn of Bluffton Presbyterian Church felt a little like hanging out in the kitchen, watching Thanksgiving dinner being made. The hard work and expertise that go into the masterpiece are underappreciated unless you’ve attempted the enormous task yourself.


"Lead with Compassion" is theme of Bluffton Lions Peace Poster contest

On November 15 the Bluffton Lions announced 2022 Peace Poster contest winners.

The first place winner is Sophia Gilroy of Jenera, daughter of Dawn and Joseph Gilroy. Her poster will be included in the district level competition of the International Lions Club's annual peace poster contest, along with winners from other Lions clubs in northwestern Ohio.

The two runners-up were Chloe Hanefeld, daughter of Bill and Becca Hanefeld of Bluffton, and Serenity O'Connell, daughter of Carissa and Taylor O'Connell of Bluffton.


C-R High School Honor Roll announcement

Cory-Rawson High School has announced the following Honor Roll for the first nine weeks of the 2022-23 year.


BHS Student of the Month for October: Olivia Matthews

Olivia Matthews, a senior at Bluffton High School has been named the October 2022 student of the month. Olivia is the daughter of Brendon and Renee' Matthews of Bluffton. Olivia is a very active student and maintains a 4.000 GPA.