Monday, October 23, 2017
  • Leipsic opts out of class action suit
    Although already on record as adamantly opposed to proposed centralized tax collection by the state, members of the Leipsic Village Council on Monday declined an opportunity to participate in a class action suit against the State of Ohio.
  • OACC appoints new director
    Late last month, the board of directors of the Putnam County Community Improvement Corporation announced that Amy Sealts would assume the directorship of its organization. Sealts' assumption of that role left vacant the director’s chair at the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce, a position she’d maintained for nearly a decade.
  • Across the creek
    A functional piece of Ohio history is back where it belongs.
  • Nearly time for Trick or Treating county-wide
    It’s that time of year again. The time when the leaves change colors, the temperatures drop and spooks, goblins and other characters suddenly begin appearing on our streets with delightfully shrieked greetings of “trick or treat.”
  • Hite resigns from Senate
    Ohio State Senate President Larry Obhof, R-Medina, announced on Tuesday that State Senator Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, resigned Monday evening, effective immediately.
  • Over 1,000 have blood checked at Kiwanis Health Fair
    OTTAWA – The fall Kiwanis blood draw and health fair went smoothly according to Jim Heringhaus who, along with Tom Gustwiller, coordinated the event.
  • Editorial - Vote Yes on Issue One - Marsy's Law

    The effort to further the cause of justice always continues. This November, voters will have the opportunity to codify into the State’s constitution new rights and new protections for the most vulnerable participants in the criminal justice system - the victims. All are encouraged to vote yes on Issue One, Marsy’s Law.

  • POET plans high octane future
    LEIPSIC — “Last year POET produced 1.7 billion gallons of Ethanol. That’s in a year. POET is now the largest producer of biofuel in the country. We’re very proud of that,” says Ken Miceli, General Manager of POET Biorefining in Leipsic as he leads roughly two dozen participants of a hard hat tour organized by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce through a presentation on POET’s operations. “Our goal for this year is 1.8 billion.”
  • PC agencies discuss opioid crisis
    PUTNAM COUNTY — Last Wednesday, October 4, Alisha Nelson, Director of Substance Use and Policy Initiatives for Ohio’s Attorney General’s Office, attended a meeting of Putnam County’s Opiate Task Force. Nelson was there to share the “Heroin Unit Community Solutions Guide,” a 23-page document that compiles best practices and solutions from around the state for confronting the current opioid crisis. She was also there to listen. Specifically, she wanted to hear about what Putnam County’s officers, jail personnel, those who work in the courts, emergency services personnel, social work agencies and religious communities needed to tackle this issue head-on.
  • November election registration deadline
    PUTNAM COUNTY — The voter registration deadline for the November 7, 2017 General Election is Oct. 10. Not only is this the deadline for new registrations, it is also the deadline for name and/or address changes.
  • Putnam County United Way kicks off annual campaign

    KALIDA – Chicken wings and good news were both on the menu Thursday night when United Way of Putnam County hosted their annual campaign kick-off at the Kalida K of C.

  • Pandora moves forward on wastewater issues

    PANDORA — Under constant prodding by the Ohio EPA, the Pandora Village Council has taken steps to address phosphorous issues in its wastewater lagoons. Council also approved the village street improvement project for the upcoming season.

  • PCSO offers Offender Watch
    PUTNAM COUNTY — “Offenders move frequently, so instead of having to check the maps on a weekly basis, the best way to stay informed is to take advantage of our free email alert system,” reads a flier created by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office regarding a new program launched by Sheriff Brian Siefker to help residents and businesses know when a convicted sex offender has moved into their area.
  • Hiler takes the reins as the new Police Chief for Columbus Grove

    COLUMBUS GROVE — The newest Chief of Police for Columbus Grove was sworn in this past Monday. Sean Hiler, a deputy with the sheriff’s office, as well as a resident of Columbus Grove has now formally taken the reins of the department. In speaking with Hiler, it is clear that he views the role as an opportunity to be seized and respected. He is happy to advance his career and humbled to serve the community he calls home.

  • Compassion in service, recognized

    KALIDA — 2017 has been a good year for Randy McCullough, Certified Resident Care Associate at The Meadows of Kalida, a Trilogy senior living community in Kalida, Ohio. In April, he stood on a stage in front of nearly 500 people and accepted Trilogy Health Services’ Difference Maker award, the most prestigious honor the company bestows upon truly exceptional caregivers. This past week, Randy found himself on stage again, this time in Washington, D.C. at the NAHCA (National Association of Health Care Assistants) annual conference, Passion in Action, receiving the coveted Stella Parish Lifetime Achievement Award.

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