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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.

South Main Street Home Becomes Queen Anne Victorian Through Renovation

by Paula McKibben   That purple door – that’s what Krysti Schey cites as a main reason for buying the house at 334 South Main Street in Bluffton. The door, the proximity of the home to the school and her desire to live in town were all reasons for buying this home. “I wanted something close to the school” because students often come to Krysti’s Music Studio from school activities for music lessons, and because “I always wanted to live in town.”

Bluffton Resident, Columnist to be Awarded by Ohio Academy of History

   On Saturday, April 2, Bluffton resident Dr. Ron Lora will be given a special honor by receiving the 2016 Ohio Distinguished Historian award from the Ohio Academy of History at Kent State University.  Dr. Lora is slated to give a speech the night before, on April 1, and will be discussing what historians do in retirement and also his experiences as a current newspaper columnist.
   Dr. Lora, Professor Emeritus, University of Toledo, received his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University, with specialization in American intellectual history and recent political and cultural history.

Bluffton Hearing Center Produces “Something Magical,” − Moves in on North Main Streeet

by Paula McKibben   Something magical happens when people hear for the first time. That is why I keep going,” commented Jodi Turnwald, owner of the Bluffton Hearing Center, 900 North Main Street, Bluffton, inside the office of Simpson Chiropractic.
   She and Dana Rieman are audioprosthologists. This means that they are focused on fitting your ear with the correct technology to improve your ability to hear.

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