Monday, April 24, 2017
  • CONTINENTAL — The Village of Continental has issued a boil alert for the entire village as of Saturday morning.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • K9 Learning Curve
    By most measures, Putnam County’s K9 program is a proven success. But, as with any program still in its infancy, the inevitable stumble is expected, though unwanted.
  • Local woman starts Putnam County Al-Anon chapter
    When Libby (not her real name) went to her first Al-Anon gathering, she felt like the speaker was herself talking.
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