Friday, August 29, 2014
  • 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.  
  • On Aug. 13, two days after the Village of Ottawa council members passed a resolution requesting the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District (MWCD) to assume the leadership and governance of a proposed flood reduction project for the Lower Blanchard River Watershed, the Blanchard River Flood Mitigation Coalition (BRFMC) formally asked the MWCD to take the reigns. 
  • In an effort to conform to a request from the State Auditor, Leipsic Village Council passed an emergency measure on Monday amending the village’s financial recovery plan. 
  • When the Ohio State College of Optometry celebrates their 100th anniversary, a Pandora optometrist will be attending as one of the honored alumni. 

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