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Bluffton High School Set to Present “The Cow Tippers” for Spring Play

   Performances of “The Cow Tippers” at Bluffton High School are April 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m., and April 17 at 2:00 p.m. on the middle school stage. Reserved seating tickets are $5.00. Adult General Admission tickets are $3.00. Student General Admission tickets are $1.00. Reserve seating tickets are on sale in the Bluffton Middle School office during school hours. General admission tickets will be available at the door.

Middle School Night at the Museum Cool, Interactive, and Just Not Long Enough

by Paula McKibben   “It was cool because we do a bunch of stuff in school, take tests and move on,” said Julia Smallcombe, seventh grader, regarding the Night at the Museum presentation at the Bluffton Middle School held on April 5. She enjoyed being able to study a topic more in depth.
   Sophie Bricker, sixth grader, echoed those sentiments, “It was fun to learn about my country. I got to be creative, and we got to draw a postcard.”

Taking Care of the Future Earns Schulte Title of Outstanding Master Logger 2016

by Paula McKibben   Alaska is the number one forested state in the nation with 93.8 million acres, followed by Oregon with 27.8 and California with 26.9 (Statista, 2016). However, even though Ohio only has 8.1 million forested acres (Ohio Department of Natural Resources, ODNR, 2006), the state of Ohio is ranked 24th in the nation for the number of persons employed as loggers. Most of these loggers live in southeastern Ohio which is heavily forested. Northwest Ohio is shown on the ODNR map as having few to no forested areas. So, the likelihood of running into a logger in northwestern Ohio is pretty slim.

Bluffton Police Looking for More Information on Circle K Robber

   On Tuesday, April 5, at approximately 4:48 a.m., the Circle K store located on Commerce Lane in Bluffton, Hancock County, Ohio, was robbed by a white male with a firearm.  The male showed the holstered firearm to the store attendant and demanded she hand over the cash register money.
   Store video shows a white male wearing a black Detroit Red Wings hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and tennis shoes.  The man was described as being about 5’6” – 5’8” with a slender build.  The man is believed to be driving a silver or gold four door sedan, possibly a Buick or General Motors style vehicle.
   No one was injured in the robbery, and the cash amount stolen is undetermined at this time.

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