Dr. Robert E. James Jr., Bluffton chiropractor, will change his location from 204 S. Main Street to 546 N. Main Street beginning March 31. James has been a chiropractor in Bluffton since May 19, 1975 – 42 years – and has had offices at 322 N. Main and 324 N. Main, as well as at 204 S. Main. James indicated that 42 years in business says to his clients, “I’m steady. I will be here when they need me.”
by Sarah Beechboard The second regularly scheduled Bluffton Council meeting of March took place at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 27 at Town Hall. The meeting began as they do, with the pledge of allegiance and the approval of bills. Councilmen Ralph Miller and Sean Burrell were not in attendance, so there were a few issues that needed to be pushed to future meetings, including Resolution No. 08-17. There was quite a bit of discussion concerning this resolution. It reads “A resolution approving an expenditure of village funds to be paid to Bluffton Community Sportsmen’s Club, Inc., for use in purchasing tables and other items used in the club.” A dollar amount has not yet been decided.
The Bluffton Lions Club is pleased to announce that Barbara Plaugher is the recipient of its 2016 Citizen of the Year Award. For over 60 years, she has been involved with helping others. Raised on a farm near Harrod, she graduated from Harrod High School in 1954, and Lima Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1957. Barbara received a Bachelor of Science in Professional Arts from St. Joseph College, Windham, Maine, in 1984, and Master of Science in Education from the University of Dayton in 1988. Each of these educational experiences helped her serve the community in the future.
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.