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Bluffton Students Recall Buckeye State Experience

by Sophia Marcum   School may be out for summer, but that doesn’t mean the learning stops. For Andrew Hoff, Sophia Marcum and Sarah Schriner summer has meant spending a week learning about Ohio’s government. The three rising seniors were selected from their class to represent Bluffton’s American Legion Post 382. The Legion generously sponsored the students so they could experience this once-in-a-lifetime program.

Monday, July 8, 2013 Bluffton Town Council Report - Residents Voice Concerns on Sidewalk Ordinance

by Kathryn Tschuor   The Village of Bluffton’s Council held a regular meeting on the night of Monday, July 8, 2013 to discuss one resolution. Resolution No. 06-13 makes certain transfers between village funds. $183,000.00 will be moved from the General Fund and distributed: $15,000.00 to the Park Fund, $90,000.00 to the Fire & Rescue Improvement Fund, $50,000.00 to the Water Fund and $28,000.00 to the Police Equipment Replacement Fund. $26,111.72 will also be moved out of the Water Fund and into Water Debt Service. Resolution No. 06-13 was passed as an emergency on its first reading.

Area Car Lovers Celebrate Fourth of July by Showing Off Their Cool Rides in Pandora

   Despite the cloud cover and even a brief rain shower, many proud car owners had their vehicles on display at Pandora Park for the Four Deuces Car Club Fourth of July Cruise-in-the-Park, which was held on Independence Day, last Thursday.
   The event was hosted by the Four Deuces Car Club of Ottawa, Ohio, and sponsored by Sprunger Insurance, Meyer’s Car & Truck, First National Bank, Riley Creek Pharmacy, Ted’s Market, Parson’s Auto Supply, Sports Center Lanes, Bell Auto Supply, Willy’s Wax and Ottawa Ordinance. Proceeds from the car show will help benefit Pandora Recreational Committee youth baseball and softball.

Local Farmer Notes the Importance of Transportation Infrastructure

   Ranked sixth in the nation for overall soybean production, Ohio is a key player in meeting the needs of U.S. soy’s international and domestic customers. And with its proximity to shipping and major poultry-producing regions on the East Coast, Ohio soybean farmers are in position to take advantage of their location.
   In order to satisfy customer demands, maintaining the state’s transportation infrastructure is crucial. With nearly half of Ohio’s soy shipped by either rail or barge, according to a soy-checkoff-funded study, soybean farmers need these modes of transportation to remain competitive.

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