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Yoder joins Bluffton Primary Care group

BLUFFTON — Family medicine physician Dr. David Yoder has joined Bluffton Primary Care, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System. Yoder earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Cedarville University and a medical degree from Wright State University-Boonshoft School of Medicine before completing his residency through the Indiana University Ball Memorial Family Residency program in Muncie, Ind.
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Man Arrested After Overdose Incident Thursday

A Kenton man was arrested after Kenton Police Officers were dispatched to Forest Court Apartments concerning an overdose Thursday afternoon. According to the report, officers located Storm Copley in a bedroom of an apartment at the complex. He was said to be in an apparent state of drug overdose. Officers...

Three Injured in Arlington Crash Thursday

A Forest man was among three people injured in a crash that occurred in Arlington Thursday afternoon. WFIN Radio reported that Jimmie Bauknecht’s vehicle collided head-on with a northbound vehicle on Main Street in the village. The two occupants of the other vehicle, Jaden and Hailey Hoyle, of Michigan,...

For Keeps marks 25 years in Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN — Amy Craft Ahrens has made a lot of friends through the years. The owner of For Keeps, a gift shop at 144 S. Main St. in Bowling Green, says that the many customers who have discovered the unique and sometimes quirky but always special items that fill her store have been the key to her success. On July 30, Ms. Craft Ahrens marked 25 years in business, which she will celebrate with store giveaways and a tent party later this month. “I know we would not still be here if we didn’t have a community committed to supporting local, and so many of my customers have been with me for 25 years,” she said. “They are no longer my customers, they are my friends.”

Not horsing around: Young Bateson wins at fair

Michael “Mick” Foster appreciates those who gave him a shot when he was a young man, so now he is giving back. Foster, a Luckey resident and co-owner with his wife Nancy of standard bred filly Shez Jess Nice, was a harness racehorse driver from 1989-2004. Foster and...
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Ada Pool staycation(s): Hawaii and the North Pole

ADA/WAIKIKI BEACH — Remember when going to the pool was, well, um… just going to the pool to swim? That, frankly, when it comes to the Ada Municipal Pool these days, is just so passe. At least it has been this summer, thanks to Ms. Sumner. [Pun intended.]

Milestone: 90th Birthday

The family of Norm Murphy is excited to announce Norm will be celebrating his 90th birthday on August 19th. Beverly (Cupp) has been his wife for over 71 years. They have 5 children: Deb ( Chuck), Rick, Cindy (Dave), Tim (Cathy), Todd ( Angie). To recognize this wonderful milestone we...
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Evening hike offered at Motter Metro Park

BLUFFTON — An evening hike will take place at Motter Metro Park, led by naturalist Dan Hodges of Johnny Appleseed Metro Park District, starting at 7 p.m. Thursday at 10740 Columbus Grove-Bluffton Road, Bluffton. Register by Thursday online at

Patience, pickle people

Pick a peck of pickles, prepare, then be patient. That’s the key to this crunchy recipe by Karen Seeliger. “It’s a recipe I’ve been making for 30 years,” she said. “My family loves them.”. She is picky about the cucumbers’ origins. “I always get...

Improvements wrapping up at Port Bucyrus Airport

BUCYRUS – Work is underway on a $2.1 million improvement project to extend the taxiway at Port Bucyrus-Crawford County Airport south of town. Blacktop work on the taxiway surface started on Monday. The overall project, however, was delayed because it was too wet to trench the area in the spring, according to airport manager Kevin DeTray.

Stone: Local foods are worth celebrating

Whether you grow your own food, or embrace the opportunities to support local producers including farmers’ markets, farm stands, or community supported agriculture shares, there is something special about the taste and experience of local foods. While our growing season may be shorter than some, there is plenty of time to enjoy many fruits and vegetables. Local Foods Week, Aug. 6-13, was designed to increase awareness of those foods grown or produced locally and celebrate everyone who has raised those garden goodies. In addition to enjoying the harvest here and now, it is also the perfect time to consider planting a fall crop of cool season veggies such as radishes, peas, beets, lettuce, spinach, kale, broccoli, and carrots. This is a great way to enjoy the harvest into the fall and maybe even into the winter with some protection. Temperatures will soon migrate down and hopefully Mother Nature will pump up the moisture — just not too much at once — making ideal growing conditions for a fall garden. For useful information on fall and other edible gardening, go to 

Phoebe the fin whale will return to help library close out summer reading program

Families: join the Wood County District Public Library for the return for a much-loved sea creature that visited the library earlier this summer. WBGU-PBS’s Phoebe the fin whale will return to the Bowling Green Library to help wrap up WCDPL’s Summer Reading Program: Oceans of Possibilities on Monday, Aug. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Children’s Place.
Farm and Dairy

License plates, petroleum cans, and misc.

Located: Seneca Co. Fairgrounds (Food Court Building) SOHIO • SINCLAIR • FIRESTONE • SuNOCO • GULF • MOBIL. Selling a collection of approximately (200) oil, gas, grease & other liquid containers ranging in size from quarts – gallons – 2½ gal. – 5 gal. sizes. Also selling license plates collection from the 60s, 50s, 40s (Ohio); some out of state; bullet pencils; Shell Oil bottles; etc.

Pet of the Week: Meet Taffy

Taffy is such a sweet and affectionate girl. She’s approximately 5 years old and would be the perfect lap cat. She’s still searching for her forever home and we hope you may be able to help. She is already spayed and could potentially go home with you the same day you visit with her.

Sea & Space: An Ocean of Possibilities

Whether exploring the vast open sea or the far reaches of space, the possibilities for adventure are endless! Program participates will look at these two areas of exploration and deep dive into the similarities and differences between them. Participants will look at the necessary tools and resources needed to explore these harsh otherworldly environments like protective suits and oxygen.

First Class Q

Porkbelly BBQ, located at 1616 E. Wooster St. in Bowling Green, right across from the football stadium, is locally owned and very proud of it. Our server, Stacy, said so right after extending us a warm greeting. She also told us that practically everything at Porkbelly— from the sauces to the cheesecakes— was made from scratch. The star of the menu, of course, was the slow-cooked, homestyle barbequed meat, available in sandwiches, platters and more.