Thursday, May 25, 2017
  • Shoopman pleads guilty
    Less than a week before appearing in a full jury trial, a Pandora woman charged with two counts of robbery pleaded guilty in Allen County Common Pleas Court on Thursday.
  • Kalida kids get ‘hands-up’ governing experience
    Kalida third and fourth-graders got a taste of what it takes to govern late last week.
  • Former Pandora sub teacher sentenced
    A former Pandora couple was sentenced this week in two separate hearings. The charges for both stemmed from a party the couple hosted late last year at which Pandora-Gilboa High School students had access to alcohol and Jessica Storer, 29, a former substitute teacher, engaged in sex with a student from the school.
  • When belief never waivers
    Students at Glandorf Elementary received a special visitor before the annual talent show this past Friday.
  • BCI returns to PCSO
    Word was released of requests for two additional BCI investigations into the actions of officers within the umbrella of the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Semi hits pole along SR 65
    A semi struck a power pole shortly after 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 11, stopping traffic in both directions along State Route 65.
  • Ottawa man hospitalized after motorcycle/SUV accident
    A motorcycle/SUV accident on Wednesday has hospitalized an Ottawa man.

    According to a report from the Highway Patrol, Christina Qualls, 41, of Findlay, was driving a 2016 GMC Yukon east on Road 5F shortly before 7 a.m. Troopers said Qualls failed to yield at a stop sign and entered the intersection where a 1994 Yamaha Virago motorcycle that was traveling north on Road 5 struck her vehicle.

  • Healthcare reform bill passes house
    The American Healthcare Act passed in Congress last Thursday, finally overcoming opposition from moderate Republicans and a unified Democratic party.
  • Luebrecht case reopened
    A Fort Jennings man found guilty of drowning his son over a decade ago may have a new lease on life. On Friday, Putnam County Common Pleas Court Judge Randall Basinger approved a request allowing Michael Luebrecht, 48, to withdraw a 2007 guilty plea in the matter.
  • Paraphernalia found at Ottoville accident site
    Putnam County Sheriff’s deputies found more than broken glass and battered fenders at the scene of a two-car crash in Ottoville on Wednesday.
  • Med pot grower rules go into effect
    On this upcoming Saturday, May 6, the rules for medical marijuana growers will go into effect
  • Got milk?
    Shortly after 2 p.m. on Monday, a semi bearing a load of Nabisco brand cookies was west-bound on State Route 613 near the intersection of County Road 2 when the driver failed to negotiate a curve.
  • School bus mishap
    Ottoville school bus involved in minor accident
  • Continental man indicted on child rape charge
    On Wednesday, a Putnam County grand jury indicted a Continental man on four charges related to the sexual abuse of two children, one of whom was less than three-years old at the time of the alleged offense.
  • Giving Wings to Thoughts
    In 2011, a 1967 Ottawa-Glandorf graduate started an online blog. The blog was an insightful and reflective view of Bill Croy’s faith and an in-depth look at the trials of having Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
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