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Construction of Women’s Center at Bluffton Hospital Moving Right Along

   A little over a year ago, a major announcement occurred when plans for a Women’s Center were unveiled by Bluffton Hospital – plans currently under construction inside the walls of the facility.
   A few notable updates have been made as the project enters into the final few months of its projected completion. 
   The new diagnostics center, which includes a radiology lab and electrocardiogram (EKG), officially opened for business on Jan. 31. While it’s only been a couple of weeks time, Chris Keller, Bluffton Hospital chief administrative officer, said the opening of the diagnostics center has gone over really well.

Campito Lindo Opens in Bluffton, Offers Menu Items Made Fresh Daily

by Paula McKibben  Campito Lindo Mexican Restaurant & Cantina is now open for business at 142 N. Main in Bluffton, close to the Town Hall. The new owner is Enrique Cabrera, who is also one of the owners of El Campo in Ada. However, Cabrera has hired Carlos Vazquez as the manager. According to Vazquez, Cabrera said, “I trust you,” and gave him this opportunity.

DTR Industries to Receive New Name

   DTR Industries, Inc., President and COO Takahisa Kato, announced that the Bluffton, Ohio, company will change its name to SumiRiko Ohio, Inc., effective March 1, 2017.
   On Oct. 1, 2014, Tokai Rubber Industri
es, LTD, DTR Industries’ parent company and owner, officially changed their company name to Sumitomo Riko Company, LTD.

Local Couple Celebrates 76 Years of Marriage: It’s a Matter of Loving to Be Together

Paula McKibben   “I have one good piece of advice. I learned early on that her outlook/opinion was much better than mine. I depended on her good common sense” (Luther Shetler, Feb. 6, 2017).
   This is one good reason why Luther and Geneva Shetler recently celebrated their 76th wedding anniversary. They were married on Dec. 22, 1940, in Goshen, Indiana, at the Eighth Street Mennonite Church.
   They had a lot in common. They both grew up on farms: Luther on a dairy farm outside of Goshen, and Geneva on a turkey and crop farm outside of Archbold, Ohio. They even both had college aspirations.

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