Dr. John Biery is shown enjoying his retirement party on Friday. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)
Dr. John Biery is shown enjoying his retirement party on Friday. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)

OTTAWA — Nearly 40 years after opening his office in Ottawa, Dr. John Biery, was saying good-bye to patients and preparing for his retirement on Friday.

Dr. Joh Biery came to Ottawa in 1975 for family medicine, sports injuries, obstetrics and mInor surgery. He has served with the U.S. Olympic team at the Colorado Springs training facility.

His career includes working with Putnam County teams and also serving as the team physician for Bowling Green State University's football team.

Read more about him in this week's Putnam County Sentinel.