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  • Ottawa resident reflects on trip to South Korea
    OTTAWA — Angie Stokes, an Ottawa resident and art teacher at Wayne Trace Junior/Senior High School in Paulding County was one of sixteen teachers given the opportunity to travel to South Korea this summer. Through written observations on her experience, as well as an interview with the Sentinel, Stokes described a vibrant country that recognizes and honors its history even as it fully embraces its present role as a manufacturing and technological powerhouse.
  • No High Zone
    OTTAWA TWP — For the first time since Ohio legislators penned and passed medical marijuana legislation in June of 2016, a Putnam County governing body has taken action to control its presence in the area. On Tuesday of last week, the Ottawa Township Trustees — Chair Jim Leopold, Steve Leopold and Don Croy — unanimously approved a resolution prohibiting the wholesale cultivation and processing of medical marijuana within Ottawa Township and implemented a ban on all retail dispensaries.
  • Officials address erosion at Pomeroy Cemetery
    OTTAWA — Ottawa Township’s three-member Board of Trustees is taking steps to alleviate erosion concerns at Pomeroy Cemetery.
  • PCSO to hold 2nd annual Running with the Law fundraiser
    KALIDA — Area athletes who might still be interested in participating in the second annual ‘Running with the Law’ 5k run or the separate sprint triathlon competition, both set for this upcoming Saturday, there is still time. Day-of registration will be available for either of the events, though a T-shirt cannot be guaranteed. The sprint triathlon starts at 10 a.m. and the 5k run kicks-off at 10:30 a.m., with both events held at Kalida’s Four Seasons Park. Additional information can be found at: www.putnamsheriffrace.com.
  • Budd enters guilty plea
    PUTNAM COUNTY — On Friday in Putnam County Common Pleas Court, with family members of the victims present, a Continental man entered guilty pleas to three of four charges facing him, the most serious of which involved the rape of an infant. Last April, a Putnam County grand jury indicted Budd on charges of rape, a felony of the first degree; two counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material, one a second degree felony and the second a felony of the fifth degree; and pandering obscenity involving a minor, a felony of the second degree. In exchange for his guilty plea, the prosecution agreed to drop the fifth degree felony charge of illegal use of a minor in nudity oriented material.
  • Gilgenbach resigns
    COLUMBUS GROVE — Following 10 years of service in Columbus Grove, the last five of which as Chief of Police, Nick Gilgenbach submitted his resignation to to the village at last night’s council meeting. Gilgenbach’s final day as Chief of Police for Columbus Grove will be this Sunday, August 20. Although this represents an abrupt departure, Gilgenbach went out of his way to emphasize that it is a result of the timing of his recovery from surgery that occurred in early July, as well as the details related to the new opportunity he will soon be pursuing.
  • Kalida ramps up for Pioneer Days festival
    KALIDA — The Village Council approved Kalida Police Chief Jim Gulker’s request for temporarily increasing the pay rate of Kalida police officers during the upcoming Pioneer Days festival. This approval brings the officer pay closer to that of the Putnam County Sheriff Deputies who have been contracted to work alongside Kalida’s officers.
  • Miller City woman struck by vehicle
    On Tuesday, a Miller City woman was transported to St. Rita's Medical Center with multiple serious injuries following a car/pedestrian accident in Ottawa.
  • Grand opening of Leipsic Community Center a festival

    LEIPSIC —On Saturday, Leipsic’s downtown took on a festival air as well over 1,000 people turned out for the grand opening of the Leipsic Community Center. And it was — and is — people about and for whom the dream that is now a reality was first conceived.

  • Thank you, Jane
    PUTNAM COUNTY — After over 23 years at the Sentinel, Jane Hilty announced her decision to retire, effective Tuesday, Aug. 8.
  • PC Engineer explains 'petition ditch' maintenance
    PUTNAM COUNTY — Every county in Ohio handles the maintenance of its ditches a little differently. Here in Putnam County, the County Engineer’s office oversees the maintenance of petition ditches. The office is tasked with ensuring that the ditches are regularly mowed and sprayed to blunt the growth of common trees and plants. When necessary, the office also identifies parts of ditches needing to be dug-out due to erosion, or longer stretches that have filled in with silt from water runoff, and oversees the work needed to remove that excess fill.
  • Search continues for escaped prisoner
    PAULDING COUNTY — The search continues for Brandon Lee Powell, who escaped from the custody of a Paulding County Deputy this past Friday around Noon.
  • County considers deal for communications tower
    PUTNAM COUNTY — In an effort to save County taxpayers the expense of maintaining the communications tower located just north of the courthouse, Commissioners had previously decided to place the tower up for sale while retaining ownership of the land on which it stands. At the same time, the Commissioners had decided to lease half an acre of land that is part of the Brookhill Center with the intent that another communications tower be erected. This past Thursday, July 27, bids were opened at the Commissioner’s office for the purchase of the tower and the lease on both pieces of land.
  • Sheriff's Log - Published August 2, 2017
    PUTNAM COUNTY — Sheriff's Log published on August 2, 2017
  • Common Pleas - Published August 2, 2017
    PUTNAM COUNTY — Common pleas published on August 2, 2017
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