by Kathryn Tschuor The Village of Bluffton’s Council held a regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, March 3, 2014 to discuss one ordinance and two resolutions. Ordinance No. 02-14 was given a third reading on Monday night. The purpose of the ordinance is to alter the zoning classification of 422 N. Main Street from a Residential II to a Commercial-I. The property belongs to Jon and Mandy Kinn, who have requested the zoning change for the purpose of establishing a service-oriented business at the address. The ordinance was passed on its third reading.
by Austin Arnold The Power Team has performed in almost 30,000 school assemblies over the past 30 years, and is ranked as one of the top school assemblies in the nation, and on Friday at Bluffton High School they showed why they are such a popular group. Two members of The Power Team, John Kopta and Matt Dopson, got the high school and middle school student bodies’ attention with their exhibitions of strength, such as breaking a baseball bat like a twig, bending a bar of steel into the shape of a paperclip, ripping a phone book in half, blowing up and popping a hot water bottle, and busting unopened soda cans into the crowd.
Bluffton University baseball players and coaches purposely went bald on Thursday, Feb. 27, to support children with cancer. Having already raised more than $6,100 for the Vs. Cancer Foundation—which helps fund children’s cancer hospitals and research of potential cancer cures—the Bluffton baseball Beavers took their support a step further on Thursday, having their heads shaved in solidarity with young cancer victims. Joining them was Dr. Darryl Nester, a Bluffton mathematics professor whose family, including a young niece, has been touched by the disease. The mass shearing, courtesy of stylists from The Curling Iron in Bluffton, took place at The Commons in Marbeck Center.
On February 23, 2014, Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) celebrated the end of a 10 month renovation project at the Mennonite Memorial Home campus’s main building with a ribbon cutting and open house. Nearly 100 people gathered to celebrate the opening of the Transition to Home Rehabilitation Center that the $1 million project provided. The new Transition to Home program will focus on patients with short-term rehabilitative needs. MHCO worked with M&W Construction from Lima, Ohio as the general contractor for the project. Don Burris, of Bluffton, served as the project manager. pH7 Architects of Columbus, Ohio were the architects of the renovation.