FORT JENNINGS - Students in grades K-12 at Fort Jennings were given a historical walking tour of their community on Thursday. The event was coordinated by the Fort Jennings Historical group. Members of the group stopped at various sites around town and used old photos taken from the same angle as the stations to show and talk about what used to be there.
Four area high school seniors have been awarded Edward A. and Ettie M. Rieman scholarships for 2013. The awards of $1,000 each are presented by the Putnam County Educational Service Center to outstanding graduates of any Putnam County High school.
Ottawa-Glandorf Rotary Club has chosen Kevin Bellman as the recipient of the Putnam County 2013 Community Service Award. They are presenting the award to Bellman today, Wednesday, May 15, during a special program held during the Rotary Club meeting.
OTTAWA – Tears were often mixed with smiles as the antics of the Blaine and Blake Romes were recalled during an emotional funeral service Wednesday morning at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
The Paulding Putnam Electric Trust – Operation Round-Up program granted $19,964 to eight non-profit organizations for the first quarter of 2013. The trust receives money through monthly contributions from members who round up their electric bill to the next whole dollar. Donations are used to distribute gifts which will benefit people in the communities served by PPE.
OTTAWA — Following approval of Ottawa-Glandorf Superintendent Kevin Brinkman’s resignation to initiate retirement benefits, the school board employed him for a three-year term.
Glandorf Boy Scout Troop 229 inducted 13 members into the Eagle Scout Court of Honor on April 28 during a ceremony at Glandorf St. John’s Parish Hall gym.
Putnam County Recorder, Cathy Recker, warns citizens to beware of a “Deed Processing Notice” being sent to local homeowners in the area, from a company with a Washington, D.C. address.
The Ottawa-Glandorf Boys Division III State Basketball champions were honored once again in a ceremony on Thursday, May 2, at the Robert J. Hermiller gymnasium.
GLANDORF – Eight-year old Macy Ellerbrock wanted to do something special when she heard a neighbor had brain cancer. She wanted to do something that would show her concern and also help the family with their ongoing medical expenses.
On Sunday, May 5, over 1,000 pieces of artwork from elementary, junior high, and senior high school students were on display for the 2013 Putnam County Art Show. This year's student artwork was eligible for "Award of Merit" ribbons, as well as a number of special "Best of Show" rosettes. Fifteen “Best of Show” rosettes were awarded.
The Blanchard River Watershed Partnership (BRWP) has announced the winners of the Rain Barrel Decorating Contest. Eight schools entered 16 Rain Barrels. The schools included Arlington, Bluffton, Columbus Grove, Leipsic, Pandora Gilboa, Riverdale, St. Wendelin, and Van Buren High Schools. The decorated Rain Barrels were displayed at the Findlay Village Mall from April 24 through May 4.
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On May 6, the Putnam County Council on Aging will honor four outstanding senior citizens. This year’s selection included three women from Ottawa and a Continental resident. All four women enjoy the camaraderie of working with others. They also feel it is important to give back to their community and county.
Pandora officials were the recipient of the Red Rose given out this year by the Putnam County Community Improvement Corporation.
Modern Woodmen fundraiser for Putnam County Cancer Assistance Program CAP a success
The Blanchard River Watershed Partnership Rain Barrel Contest in the high schools is now open at the Findlay Village Mall. Schools from Putnam County that entered include Columbus Grove, Leipsic, and Pandora-Gilboa. Schools from Hancock County include Riverdale, St. Wendelin, Arlington, Van Buren, and Bluffton.
On Wednesday, April 24th, the annual Area I Envirothon was held in Ottawa County. Fifty-Nine teams competed in the day long event which involves tests in the five areas of aquatics, forestry, wildlife, soils, and current environmental issues. This year’s theme was grasslands and range management.
COLUMBUS GROVE - Recently, the Putnam County YMCA held a Wine and Cheese Gathering for their Legacy Campaign at Clymer’s Museum in Columbus Grove. While all were there, the Y took the opportunity to give some well-deserved awards.
FORT JENNINGS - Putnam County Sheriff Michael Chandler warned residents not to fall for a scam claiming a debit card from Fort Jennings Bank had been temporarily deactivated.
KALIDA - The Continental Vs Kalida baseball game on Monday night was no ordinary game. Many of the spectators wore matching shirts. A special board gave recognition to ‘Inductees and Legendary people.
OTTAWA - They elected officers for the 70th Chapter of the People First of Ohio.
OTTAWA—On March 27, Ottawa Elementary School held a “Pennies 4 Rhianna” benefit to raise money for kindergartner Rhianna Moreno, who has been dubbed “The Toughest Titan.” Rhianna is continuing to recover from a car accident that occurred in December.
OTTAWA - After three months in office Putnam County Sheriff Mike Chandler said he is still on a learning curve with his new duties.
COLUMBUS GROVE - Raymond Harner has been a serious cyclist since age 13, and has always wanted to ride a race in Italy. On April 28, 2013, he will recognize his dream. Fizik, an Italian manufacturer of racing shoes and saddles, will host its annual Granfondo race through the beautiful Italian Alps.
Unusual portraits line the walls of Beverly Amstutz’s family room in Bluffton. One portrait features her grandmother, a Mennonite, dressed in purple.
OTTAWA - An 18-year-old man was accidentally shot in both legs Monday evening after a friend was showing him a new firearm.
Pandora-Gilboa High School will present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderalla April 5 and 6 at the Pandora-Gilboa Auditeria. Productions will begin at 8 p.m. each evening.
Singing! Dancing! Dinner! What more culture could one ask for, all in one fantastic evening? The Ottawa-Glandorf Choir Department promises that this year’s Dinner Theater, “No Bad News,” is guaranteed to be a feel good experience, and is sure to have something for everyone.
Vietnam veterans in the Columbus Grove area received a welcome home celebration on Sunday. The event was hosted by veterans from Dessert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
CONTINENTAL – Free Christian Church, north of Continental, will present “A Journey Through Time,” March 27, 28 and 29.
LEIPSIC - Two organizations at Leipsic Schools were the recipient of the America’s Farmers Grow Communities grants given out by Monsanto.
Putnam County Schools were well represented at the Ohio School Board Associates Northwest Region Spring Conference held at the Penta Career Center in Perrysburg on Thursday, March 14. The theme for the evening was to celebrate 26 Acts of Kindness in honor of the lives lost at Sandy Hook, and the NW Region was happy to celebrate 26 + 9 Acts of Kindness during the evening.
CONTINENTAL - Sometimes it takes 6,500 lego bricks to create a community.
It was a cold, dreary day on Saturday, but Irish eyes were smiling in Columbus Grove.
Students from all nine Putnam County High Schools competed last Thursday during the Putnam County Scholastic League Tournament.
The Putnam County Band and Choir Concert was held at Ottawa-Glandorf’s Robert J. Hermiller’s Gymnasium at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2013. The All- County Band and Choir was comprised of a total of 157 students (87 choir, 70 band) from all nine Putnam County high schools. These students were selected through an audition process earlier in the school year. They rehearsed at Ottawa-Glandorf, Bluffton University and at their home high schools since mid-January.
OTTAWA - The former Harley Davidson business in Ottawa has a new occupant.
Students from Putrnam County performed Sunday afternoon during the Putnam County All-County Band & Choir Concert. This year’s event was held at the Ottawa-Glandorf High School Gymnasium.
Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ottawa and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Glandorf plan to connect in a very special way on Saturday, May 18. The two parishes will each be laying a one-mile penny chain from the door of their church to connect at the O-G Soccer field on O-G Road.
The Union Bank Company is pleased to announce that Kim Verhoff, Assistant Vice President has been appointed as the office manager at the Union Bank Columbus Grove location. She was recently the consumer lender for the Columbus Grove location.
Imagine banking at your fingertips, anytime, anywhere from your mobile phone. The Union Bank Company is pleased to announce the launch of Union Bank Mobile Banking.
Phantasm Designs, in downtown Ottawa, would like you to help celebrate their 35th anniversary, with activities and sales starting March 11. The owners, Don and Holly Huber, created Phantasm Designs back in 1978 in their garage. Business started with printing and designing shirts for local softball teams, businesses, and bands…including artwork for the band McGuffy Lane.
LIMA —Ohio State University-Lima should have a permanent dean and director by summer 2014. Until then, the campus will share a leader with the Marion campus.
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LIMA - Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers were at the scene of multiple crashes on Interstate 75 Monday morning when yet another accident occurred from the backed-up traffic.