Thursday, April 27, 2017
  • Basinger revisits a life on the bench
    After serving 30 years as Putnam County Common Pleas Judge, Randall Basinger said his retirement does not mean he will be totally stepping away from law.
  • BCI to investigate sheriff's deputy
    The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification has been called in to investigate allegations of improper conduct involving a current Putnam County sheriff’s deputy who was once a corrections officer at the county jail.
  • At roughly 8:30 a.m. Friday morning, Putnam and Allen law enforcement officers apprehended two subjects after an hours-long manhunt that began last night.
  • Storer pleads guilty
    A former substitute teacher in Putnam County has pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual battery involving a Pandora-Gilboa High School student.
  • Soto to stand trial
    Double jeopardy motion denied
  • Schierloh sworn in as Common Pleas judge
    On Saturday, Keith Schierloh was sworn in as Putnam County’s sixteenth Common Pleas Court Judge.
  • Water leaks prompt inquiry into courthouse repairs
    County commissioners are currently collecting information on the potential for restoration and repairs to the county courthouse.
  • County considers new concealed carry regs
    Proposal eases gun restrictions on county property
  • (Un)Building bridges
    Renovations begin on county landmark.
  • Titans defeat Van Wert in pitchers duel

    GLANDORF — Hitless innings and good defense were the norm Thursday afternoon as Ottawa-Glandorf and Van Wert hooked up in a Western Buckeye League battle at Titan Field.

  • Answering the call
    When making a 911 call, the caller is often stressed or panicky and wants help as soon as possible. It is up to the dispatcher to provide that help. This week, April 9 to April 15, is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, a time to recognize those dispatchers.
  • Grove PD hires new officer
    At some point in life, everyone is tested. Everyone faces trauma. Born and raised in Ottawa, Officer Jesse Meyer faced his first test at a particularly formative time in life.
  • State budget slights local communities
    During the recent State of the Union Address in Sandusky, Governor Kasich continued to push a controversial proposal for the centralized collection of income taxes from the net profits of Ohio businesses.
  • Cybersecurity stepped up at county offices
    As part of ongoing efforts to thwart hacking, a new guest Wi-Fi network was launched in the Putnam County Courthouse late last week.
  • Soybean’s rise is corn’s loss
    The potential for trade disputes with China, one of the world’s largest importers of soybeans, along with continued discord with Mexico, the largest importer of American corn, brings increased risk to farmers in Putnam County, and across the United States.
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