BRWP Representatives Speak at Monday Night’s Bluffton Village Council Meeting

by Kathryn Tschuor   The Village of Bluffton’s Council held a regularly scheduled meeting on the night of Monday, August 18, 2014 on the third floor of town hall. There were no ordinances or resolutions passed on Monday night. Instead, the main items of business were an alley vacation hearing and brief speeches given by representatives from the Blanchard River Watershed Partnership. Also, a member of the Streets, Alleys, Lights and Sidewalks Committee gave a report about the meeting they had earlier in the evening.

Bluffton Pirates Football Begins New Era

by Sam Brauen   2014 will mark the beginning of a new era for the Bluffton football program.  Coach Kyle Cutnaw has taken the reigns as head coach, replacing Dennis Lee who coached from 1988 to 2013 and compiled a record of 178-103.  Coach Cutnaw has brought an infusion of new ideas and energy to the program, but also recognizes that Coach Lee left the program in excellent shape and carried forward successful mindsets and traditions.

Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company to Open Maumee Store

    Ohio-based Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company is completing construction on a new store in Maumee’s The Shops at Fallen Timbers, and plans to begin serving its popcorn snacks and gift tins in September.
   “Our business was born in northwest Ohio, and The Shops at Fallen Timbers are the perfect family environment for our next step,” said Pete Suter, co-founder and CEO of Shirley’s. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with folks in the Toledo area to create happiness through fundraisers, gifts and anytime snacks.”

Allen County Fair Set to Begin, Begg Named 2014 Jr. Fair King

by Austin Arnold   On Thursday, August 7, 2014 a special dinner was held at the Allen County Fairgrounds in anticipation for one of Ohio’s largest fairs. The annual public relations dinner for the Allen County Fair was an opportunity to thank all of the fair’s sponsors and the hardworking people that make the event happen. It was also a great way to get people excited for the festivities, which will take place from Friday, August 15 through Saturday, August 23.

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