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Gideon Suspended By Medical Board, Requests Hearing

by Paula McKibben   Dr. James A. Gideon, Bluffton physician, 132 Garau Street, was issued a Notice of Summary Suspension from practicing medicine by the State Medical Board of Ohio on June 14. Gideon was notified that he had 30 days to request a hearing.
According to the Entry of Order from the Board, “Dr. Gideon’s continued practice presents a danger of immediate and serious harm to the public.”
   The Board will determine “whether or not to limit, revoke, permanently revoke, suspend, refuse to register or reinstate your certificate to practice medicine and surgery, or to reprimand you or place you on probation.”

Council Hires Jack Huber As Bluffton Village Administrator

   At a special council meeting held on Wednesday, June 14, council voted unanimously to hire Jack Huber as Bluffton’s village administrator.
   Huber graduated from Bluffton High School in 1975 and plans to spend some time living with his father on the farm outside of Bluffton before moving back to town.
   Previously, he worked for the city of Lima in the Utility Department, coming up through the ranks from construction to scheduler/planner and retiring from there after 30 plus years of service.
   In 2009 he earned a degree in business/public administration. Ever since then, he has been keeping his eye open “for this kind of job in this area.”
   He says, “Public service was enkindled in me pretty early because my dad was a trustee for Richland Township,” dealing with property owners and emergencies.

Bluffton Relay For Hope Set For This Weekend At BFR

   The Relay for Hope is this Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24, at Bluffton Family Recreation. A variety of events will occur in support of the fight against cancer.
   Luminaries can be purchased for $5 each beginning at 2 p.m.
   Food options include a lasagna dinner from 4:30 – 6:30 for $8. Trinity Lutheran Church will sell sandwiches, chips and drinks starting at 6:30 p.m. inside the building. Popcorn and ice cream will also be available.
   The silent auction runs from 5 to 10 p.m. with pie contest judging at 6:45 p.m. and a homemade pie auction at 7:30 p.m.

Airport Terminal Named After Local Pilot

by Paula McKibben   There wasn’t a big to-do about it last winter when it happened at Town Council. There wasn’t a big to-do about it the week of June 12 when the sign went up. And, there won’t be a big to-do about it when there is a dedication ceremony/cook out late this summer, but it is still an event of note – the naming of the Bluffton airport terminal, the Dottie J. Anderson Terminal.

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