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Three new CASA volunteers sworn in

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA®) of Allen and Putnam Counties, Ohio held a Volunteer Swearing-In Ceremony on Thursday, February 22 at the Allen County Juvenile Court. Three new CASA volunteers were sworn in as officers of the court by Allen County Juvenile Court Judge Todd Kohlrieser.    

CASA, a program  of Crime Victim Services, trains community volunteers to act as Guardians ad Litem for children who are in the juvenile court system due to dependency, neglect, or abuse.


February 20 field reports from Ohio Division of Wildlife officers

Northwest Ohio – Wildlife District Two
In the spring of 2023, State Wildlife Officer Ryan Burke, assigned to Hancock County, received a complaint of an individual shooting and killing two turkey vultures.


Sonic boom may be heard February 20

The 180th Fighter Wing based in Swanton, OH announced on Facebook that folks in Northwest Ohio may notice a sonic boom on the morning of February 20:

Get ready for a boom!

We will be conducting TWO functional check flights today, Feb. 20, between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., and again between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. weather permitting.


Red Cross urges communities to give blood as winter threat continues

St. Mary's Catholic Church hosts drive on Thursday, March 21

The American Red Cross urges donors to give blood or platelets now to continue to
strengthen the national blood supply. To book a time to give, visit, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or call 1-800-RED CROSS.


Fans don't let fans drive drunk

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over: Super Bowl Sunday

Who will you be rooting for during Super Bowl LVIII?

Whether you’re hosting a Super Bowl viewing party or attending one, everyone has an important job to do: Help keep drunk drivers off the road so we can all make it home safely on game night.


Village administration offices closed on Presidents Day

The Village of Bluffton administration office located at 154 N. Main St. will be closed on Monday, Feb 19, 2024 in observance of Presidents' Day.

However, the lobby is open 24 hours a day, 365 days per year so that you may drop off payments and to pick-up forms.