by Paula McKibben The wastewater treatment plant project and the west side interceptor project are costing the village 3.7 million dollars. Should we be worried? Absolutely not. We should be grateful. Heading up these two projects are Dan Bowden, superintendent of the wastewater treatment plant and Scott Phillips, Bluffton Village service department foreman. Phillips indicated that projects are chosen through a process where “the worst of the worst” is evaluated and fixed. Mayor Judy Augsburger concurs saying, “Bluffton is ahead of the curve,” for this reason.
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.
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, 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 Industries, LTD, DTR Industries’ parent company and owner, officially changed their company name to Sumitomo Riko Company, LTD.