Howard Boxley Contracting, Xenia, is building an access road and truck parking area for Wendy’s Restaurant on State Route 103 near I-75, creating another entrance to the restaurant. The road and lot were supposed to have been done at the same time as the building of Wendy’s, but was never finished. The work under the ground has been completed, and now, weather permitting, the road and parking area will be accomplished. Jeremy Sturts is managing the onsite work here as well as jobs in Canton, Brunswick, Kent State and Springfield. This year, Howard Boxley Contracting will be building 20-something Wendy’s restaurants in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Pennsylvania.
by Sarah Beechboard Despite the weather, the Bluffton Council conducted its regularly scheduled meeting at Town Hall. The meeting began on Monday night, March 13, at 8 p.m. and was notably brief. After the opening ceremonies, the bills and minutes from the last meeting were approved without discussion. Next, a representative from the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce came to discuss funding. Plans for the Bluffton National Night Out are already underway, but there has been some confusion when it comes to donations. The Chamber suggested a few ways that the Bluffton Council could help.
by Paula McKibben “America in Bloom provides a framework for continuous improvements in quality of life through its national awards program and educational offerings,” according to the America in Bloom website. It is a grassroots program, begun in 2001, that makes towns better places to live, nurtures volunteerism, awakens community pride and provides a powerful community building tool. Susie Stratton has been involved with America in Bloom for five years now, thanks to a gentle nudge from her husband, Steve.
by Austin Arnold On a cold and windy Thursday morning, March 2, Bluffton University students, alumni, faculty, staff, as well as members of the Bluffton community, gathered together for a memorial service at the Circle of Remembrance in observance of the tenth anniversary of the 2007 baseball team’s bus accident that occurred in Atlanta, Georgia.