Thursday, January 18, 2018
  • Level One Roadway Advisory *lifted*
    **Update** The Sheriff Brian Siefker has lifted the Level 1 Roadway advisory for Putnam County.
  • Underpaid?
    Employees of the Village of Ottawa have something few workers ever find: proof positive that they are underpaid.
  • Kalida to purchase police SUV
    At the start of Kalida’s village council held Wednesday, January 3, new members Logan Hanneman, John Hopkins and Patrick Trentman were sworn-in with returning council member Jason Birkemeier, who was later voted Council President.
  • Ohio moves forward with pot legislation
    On November 30, 2017 the last of the 24 available licenses for growing marijuana intended for medical usage in Ohio were awarded.
  • County faces revenue reductions in 2018
    Recently, Putnam County Commissioner John Love participated in a statewide conference of Ohio counties.
  • Scam presentation scheduled for this Wednesday
    Next Wednesday, Jan. 17, Kalida Police Chief Jim Gulker will lead a Fraud and Identity Theft Prevention presentation from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Putnam County Educational Service Center, 124 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa.
  • Continental council closes the year
    Continental Village Council hired a village employee on a permanent basis and gave a nod to the Fire Department to move a step closer in securing a new equipment truck during its regular meeting on Dec. 27.
  • Jury issues guilty verdict in Luebrecht case
    A Fort Jennings man was found guilty of aggravated murder in the death of his 14-month old son in 2005. After deliberating for just over six hours a Putnam County jury returned its verdict in the aggravated murder trial of Michael Luebrecht.
  • Grove, Leipsic offer Hoopin' for a Cure
    On Saturday, Jan. 13, girls and boys varsity basketball games will be played between the Columbus Grove Bulldogs and Leipsic Vikings.
  • Gasser joins Veterans Services Commission
    On Jan. 1, Navy veteran Randy Gasser began his five year term as the newest member of the Putnam County Veterans Services Commission.
  • Public improvements and private investments
    Before a packed Ottawa Chamber of Commerce meeting held last Tuesday at Red Pig Inn, Ottawa Mayor Dean Meyer offered an overview of how the village fared in 2017. Overall, Meyer informed those present that it was, “…an interesting year for the village.”
  • Luebrecht found guilty
    After deliberating for just over six hours a Putnam County jury returned a verdict of guilty in the aggravated murder trial of Michael Luebrecht.
  • Violent crime related charges down in 2017
    The accompanying graphs show the total charges brought against individuals in Putnam County through the Sheriff’s Office from all of 2015 through November 30, 2017.
  • Jury trial begins in Luebrecht case
    On Tuesday, after convening a jury of eight men and four women, both the prosecution and the defense began presenting the case involving Michael Luebrecht in Putnam County Common Pleas Court.
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