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Bluffton’s “Vigilante for Kids!”

…it was an absolute nightmare scenario! It was an absolute nightmare scenario… A number of years ago, police were called to a room in a motel in a hardscrabble part of Lima.  When they arrived, a know…

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Punxsutawney Phil ‘Phorecast’

*TBN special investigation uncovers “groundhog graft” The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) uses advanced climate monitoring devices, such as Doppler radar, satellite …

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‘For Whom the Bell Toll!’

.. act of supreme WWII bravery will be remembered at St. Mary’s Sunday A bell will ring, and a candle will be snuffed out four times. This will happen during the 10:30 Mass at Bluffton St. Mary&…

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Punxsutawney Phil ‘Phorecast’

*TBN special investigation uncovers “groundhog graft” The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) uses advanced climate monitoring devices, such as Doppler radar, satellite imaging, advanced computerized barometers, hygrometers, and anemometers, to not only forecast the weather from day to day but also to analyze data for long-term forecasting in regard to, for example, …

The Massive EF3 Tornado was Approaching! … and a Bluffton man was left “speechless’

Bluffton’s Clyde Wireman, while on a Disaster Relief Mission to Tennessee last month, heard a story that left him so astonished that he was literally speechless after hearing it. On December 10, 2023, a fast-moving weather system was bearing down on Tennessee. Forecasts were for severe weather, maybe even some tornadoes. As the day progressed,… Read More »Homepage

‘For Whom the Bell Toll!’

.. act of supreme WWII bravery will be remembered at St. Mary’s Sunday A bell will ring, and a candle will be snuffed out four times. This will happen during the 10:30 Mass at Bluffton St. Mary’s this Sunday, Feb. 4. All are invited. Sponsored by the Bluffton American Legion, this will be part of… Read More »Homepage

the Continued Operation of Hilty Preschool & Childcare Center

The Board of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) is happy to announce plans for continuing operations of the Hilty Preschool and Childcare in Pandora, Ohio. Following the January 2, 2024, announcement that the childcare would be closing on January 31, there was a groundswell of local effort to continue the operation of a childcare… Read More »Homepage

Making beautiful (stringed) music …Bluffton group plays “low key gigs”

Unbeknownst to a good number of people in the village, Bluffton actually has a “Dulcimer Musical Group.” The Rainbow Dulcimers (originally started in a home on Bluffton’s “Rainbow Dr.”) practice every Tuesday afternoon at either the Bluffton Library, or the Bluffton Senior Center. What’s more, besides the practice sessions, they play what band member Cheri… Read More »Homepage

An old nursery rhyme comes to life… in Bluffton/Pandora: ‘Believe it or Not!’

“There was an old woman who lived in a shoe (‘er rather in the “Schumacher House”), “She had so many children, she… ENDED UP IN RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! Seriously! The Rev. Peter and Elizabeth Schumacher, whose living quarters of yesteryear is the fulcrum for the Swiss Mennonite Memorial Society “Schumacher Homestead” here, were… Read More »Homepage

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Bluffton gets “mooned”

TBN photo/Cassie Donaldson

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Bluffton “Winter Farmers Market” Makes it’s Debut

…exotic breads, pea shoots, dead flowers, live music Bluffton has it’s first Winter Farmers Market since, well, anyone can remember.  And the inaugural market was on the last Saturday of last month.  In fact, it’s slated for the last Saturd…

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Are we all living in East Palestine, Ohio?

The beginning of this month marked the one-year anniversary of the catastrophic East Palestine, Ohio train derailment.  And in this decidedly ongoing toxic chemical release saga, there’s a tremendously salient question that no national reporter,…

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“Billy the Beaver” SEES HIS SHADOW!

After giving this some deep, considered thought (for at least a couple minutes, or so), I’ve decided Bluffton needs a — drum roll…: “village pet!”  And not just any pet. But rather, a “signature pet,” if you will.  One that is not onl…

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Meet your public servant: State Representative Susan Manchester

State Representative Susan Manchester (R-Waynesfield), to the surprise of some, didn’t grow up dreaming of bumping elbows with fellow lawmakers in the bustling state capital building. Quite the contrary, but for a summer internship with U.S. Congress…

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