Ride To Remember Sees Expansion Yet Again

by Paula McKibben   The Ride to Remember made its goal this year, over 200 riders. The ride has expanded by about 50 riders each of the last two years. All proceeds go to the Bluffton Lions Foundation's Pedestrian and Bikeway in memory of Ropp and Mary Emma Triplett who helped launch Bluffton's first pedestrian and bicycle path.
   Most of the Triplett clan, who suggested this ride activity, turned out for the festivities. Children, Nancy, Greg, Roger, Bill and Larry were there with their families, as well as Tomm and Tish, children of Morris and Jean Triplett.

Congressman Jordan Stops By Diamond Manufacturing During Quick Visit To Bluffton

by Paula McKibben   “Sorry, we were running a few minutes late. We were down in St. Marys,” were the first words spoken by U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan of the Ohio 4th District as he circled the foyer at Diamond, shaking hands with the media. But Bluffton was not going to be the end of his day. After Bluffton, he had stops south in Lima and then north again to Fostoria. What a day!

New Taxi Service Hopes To Fill Need Within The Community

by Paula McKibben   There’s a new service in town: the Bluffton Taxi Service. Owners Danielle and Rey Bullock began the business to service Bluffton and the surrounding communities.
   According to Danielle, she and Rey have always wanted to own their own business, especially one that would help others in some way.   After some informal research, they came up with the idea that a transportation service might fill a need in the community.

Bluffton And Local Police Departments Planning Fourth Annual National Night Out

   The Bluffton Police Department (BPD), in conjunction with the Pandora Police Department, is anticipating and planning to host the Fourth Annual National Night Out celebration in Bluffton. This year’s event is slated for Tuesday, Aug. 1, and will be held at the Bluffton Community Swimming Pool from 6-9 p.m., with free pool admission offered all day.
   The Bluffton, Beaverdam and Pandora Fire and EMS departments will be a part of the event. The communities that all of these departments serve are invited to attend the event.

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