Friday, August 22, 2014
  • 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. 
  • Putnam County Municipal Court Judge Chad Niese has agreed to coordinate an opiate addiction response team for this county. 
  • Paul Shin, an immigrant from Korea, shared his story recently of coming to America and setting up a successful business. 
  • Records retention meeting to be held Tuesday. 
  • The Village of Fort Jennings celebrated Fort Fest on Friday and Saturday, which is a one-of-a-kind festival themed “A Salute to Our Military.”  
  • The Village of Fort Jennings will celebrate Fort Fest on Friday and Saturday, which is a one-of-a-kind festival themed “A Salute to Our Military.” Throughout the weekend, the celebration will honor the military history of Fort Jennings as an outpost in the War of 1812 featuring a variety of military exhibits. 
  •  If you happen to be traveling down Road J-3 north of Gilboa, a rainbow of colors may catch your eye. The colors are 1/8 acre of zinnias on the Ruth and Jim Hovest.

  • The Putnam County Commissioners plan to use CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) funds this year to go towards demolishing the former jail in the county at the corner of Hickory Street and E. Third Street.  
  • There’s no place like home. The theme of the 50th Cloverdale Community Club Carnival, “The Wizard of Oz,” was certainly evident during its celebration on Saturday at the village. 
  • “Sinbusters — the Call to Duty” was the theme of Vacation Bible School at Free Christian Church of God, located at 20799 Ohio 15,  

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