Thursday, April 17, 2014
  • Putnam County woman has first FDA-approved bionic eye
    Linda Schulte said she cried when she found out there may be a way that she could “see” once again. Schulte was the first patient in the United States to have the Retina Protheses System implanted after the system received FDA approval.  
  •  Leipsic Chamber of Commerce members had a good day on Thursday. They held two ribbon cuttings at new businesses on Main Street in their village. 
  • Farm visit teaches students farm safety
    Two days of demonstrations were given at a Glandorf farm to teach third grade students about farm safety. 
  • Program teaches how to spot risky behaviours

    A lipstick case that transforms into a smoking pipe. A full bottle of root beer that, when pulled apart, serves as a hiding place. Alcoholic energy drinks that look uncomfortably similar to their soft drink cousins. Alcohol-infused whipped cream. These were just a few of the items discussed and on view at Hidden In Plain Sight, a program designed to promote awareness of drug abuse, particularly amongst teenagers.

     
     
  • A day after updating Findlay officials as to the completion schedule for the United States Army Corps of Engineers Blanchard River flood mitigation feasibility study, USACE representatives briefed local media. David Romano, USACE Chief of Planning, led the April 9 discussion at the Hancock County Engineers office, Findlay, by reiterating recent good news. 
  • TIme to be hunting for Easter eggs
    The Putnam County Junior Optimist Club hosted an Easter Egg hunt last Sunday, April 13, at the Glandorf Park. 
    Several locations will host Easter egg hunts this weekend. 
  • The Putnam County Cancer Assistance Program had record attendance during their fundraiser on Saturday evening.

     
  • Glandorf students honor  grandparents with song
    April 4 was designated by the school as Grandparents’ Day to honor all of the grandparents of the school’s students at Glandorf Elementary 
  • Rail crossing upgrades and one closing planned in Columbus Grove
    The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) has announced approval of seven highway-rail grade crossing projects in six counties, including three crossing projects in Columbus Grove. 
  • Historic M6 bridge may receive repairs
    The Putnam County Commissioners have approved applying for a grant to do major repairs to a bridge of historical significance in Putnam County. 
  • Students from every Putnam County high school are no fools to finance thanks to the April 1 fifth annual Putnam County Superior Financial Education Day hosted by Superior Federal Credit Union and Putnam County Ohio State University Extension.  
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers representatives briefed local media on Wednesday as to the completion schedule for the United States Blanchard River feasibility study. 
  • Ottoville runs, bakes and auctions to benefit Cloverdale
    Cloverdale Mayor Judd Spencer believes whole-heartedly that the worst of events brings out the best in people. And he has all the proof he needs to back up that belief. This past Saturday, hundreds of people gathered in Ottoville to help Cloverdale and its residents recover from a catastrophe. 
  • he Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) announced Steelworker 1st Class Shawn Herr’s selection as NAVFAC’s 2013 (Sea) Sailor of the Year, Feb. 20.  

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