Friday, August 29, 2014
  • Local ministry revs outreach with car giveaway
     On Aug. 1, 2015, a Bluffton church is giving away a car in Pandora. The only elegibilty requirement is that you occupy one seat for one sermon. 
  • Siefker enjoyed serving as WNG&FA nat'l president
     Julie Siefker feels it is important to “pay it forward.” It has been part of her mission as she served in various offices for the Woman’s National Farm & Garden Association including serving as the national president.  
  • Opiate addiction: Paths to funding treatment
    According to the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities, it is estimated that over 1.1 million or one in 10 Ohioans are addicted to alcohol and/or other drugs. 
  • Golden Steppers resume dancing, looking for new members
    The Golden Steppers will start a new season of dancing on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Steppers classes are held at Ottawa K of C on county road H north of Ottawa The classes will continue each Tuesday throughout the fall and winter until Memorial Day in May, 2015. 
  •  Mars, Incorporated announced earlier this month that it has successfully completed its acquisition of the Iams®, Eukanuba® and Natura® brands in North America, Latin America and other select countries from The Procter & Gamble Company.  
  • The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) has strongly encouraged the Village of Ottawa to purchase equipment and be trained to use cyanotoxin testing equipment at the municipal water treatment plant, according to Jason Phillips, Ottawa’s Assistant Municipal Director. 
  • The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has named the Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas as the eighth Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo in America. 
  • Due to press problems for the Putnam County Sentinel, the paper will not be delivered until Thursday for most subscribers.
    We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • Sunday, Aug. 24, was a day of jubilation and a day of celebration as the seventh Putnam County Habitat for Humanity (HfH) home was dedicated. 
  • Many Putnam County residents have joined a national trend of dumping ice on their heads. Why are they doing it? They are taking the “Ice Bucket Challenge” to raise funds and awareness for ALS often referred to as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  
  • On Saturday, Aug. 30, and Sunday, Aug. 31, the Ottoville community will host their 52nd annual Ottoville Park Carnival. Activities will begin on Labor Day weekend at 9 a.m. on Saturday and will end at midnight on Sunday. 
  • Face painting, turtle races, bean soup and live bands will all be part of this year’s Glandorf ParkFest, Friday, Aug. 29, and Saturday, Aug. 30. The annual festival raises money for ongoing projects in the village park. 
  • Marilyn Baxter does not ignore the old pieces of battered furniture you often see at garage sales, auctions and in second hand shops. Instead she looks at the pieces of furniture as possible decorating touches or usable furniture for someone’s home.

  • Dave Yoder, of Ottawa, was among the 193 Korean War Veterans who were honored in a ceremony in Dayton on July 19. 
  • United States Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) was in Leipsic last Tuesday, Aug. 19, visiting Pro-Tec Coating Company during a swing through the northern part of the state on Tuesday.  

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