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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.


Agenda for November 21 Board of Education meeting

The Board of Education of the Bluffton Exempted Village Schools will hold a regular meeting in the Elementary Media Center at 7:30 p.m. on November 21, 2022.

The agenda includes

- Involvement of visitors

- Treasurer’s Transactions including a Five Year Forecast

- Contracts, Assignments, & Etc.:

Substitute Teacher at $95.00 per day taught:

MaKayla Curry, Luke Erford, Lindsey Capps, Tiara Douce, Cary Hengstler, Heather Baldwin, Lillian Tate, Brista Drake, Elizabeth Dunahay, Jodi Conley, Martin Jacobs, Brayden Sautter, Amy Cantrell, Tiffany Gallant, Erin Stark, Lillian Brautigam

Preschoolers fill Little Free Pantry

Say cheese! Students at the Bluffton Community Preschool made a collection of foods as a Thanksgiving donation for Little Free Pantry located at the Bluffton Presbyterian Church. 

Beaver sports recap for November 16

Men’s basketball
Playing at home, the Bluffton University men's basketball team dropped a hard-fought 66-61 decision to Heidelberg University on Wednesday, Nov. 16. The Beavers fell to 0-2 overall while Heidelberg improved to 2-1.

Women’s basketball
The Bluffton University women's basketball team traveled to Olivet College on a cold Wednesday, Nov 16, where they pulled off a 60-46 victory over the Comets. The Beavers improved to 2-0 on the season while Olivet fell to 0-1.


Knowlton Science Center construction update

Bluffton University posted this visual progress report on Knowlton Science Center construction. For an up to the minute view, visit