Thursday, July 10, 2014

  • On Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the shop on Ottawa's Main Street (US 224) will turn a portion of its parking lot into a fundraising expo that will include an adopt-a-thon, a bake sale, raffles and a car wash. 
  • Members of the Putnam County 911 board have decided to place a 1.25 replacement levy on the November ballot. Members of the board met at the Putnam County Court House last Thursday morning. 
  • At 8:30 a.m. on July 8, Timothy Wayne Good, 53, of Continental was sentenced by Judge Randall Basinger in Putnam County Common Pleas Court to life without the possibility of parole.  
  • Concerns about flooding, and the new preliminary flood maps released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), aren’t confined to the Village of Ottawa. On Monday evening, members of Kalida Council discussed this week’s FEMA community meetings about the FIS (Flood Insurance Study) and the FIRM (Flood Insurance Rate Map) maps. 
  • On May 31, eight canoes carrying 11 Glandorf Boy Scouts and five adults left the Road 11 Bridge to paddle a 114-mile trip. The Scouts, whose intent it was to earn their canoeing badge, set off on a seven-day journey through the waters leading to Lake Erie.

  • Girls from Hancock County, Allen County and Putnam County came together last month for one common interest, the love of animals.  
  • In recognition of a commitment to quality and an ongoing dedication to the learning and development of children, Columbus Grove and Ft. Jennings Early Discovery Preschool programs, operated through the Putnam County Educational Service Center, have received a Five-Star Step Up to Quality Award from the State of Ohio. 
  • The United Way of Putnam County has announced the availability of funds board-allocated for emergency food programs such as food pantries and weekend supplemental meal programs for school children. 
  • On July 9 there will be a FEMA community meeting to review the preliminary reports for the FIS (Flood Insurance Study) and the FIRM (Flood Insurance Rate Map) maps.  
  • Video of Columbus Grove Sesquicentennial are available at Putnam County Sentinel 
  • Residents who enjoy fireworks will have a wide variety of choices to travel to different communities to see a light display beginning on Thursday,  
  • Fifty-four visitors came to Glandorf to continue a partnership formed in 1976. 
  • Allen County Sheriff Sam Crish has confirmed that former Ottawa Mayor Ken Maag was arrested Friday for trying to solicit a prostitute for sex.  
  • The last two days of the fair promise to offer a wide assortment of events. 

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