OTTAWA — On May 6, 7, and 8 kindergarten students were invited to
attend Putnam County Safety City. The event was held at the Putnam
Mike Klear, with the Putnam County Educational
Service Center, said all nine public schools and the three Catholic
Schools took part in this year’s event. He said 553 children traveled
through the “city” and learned about important safety issues.
Children learned about railroad, pedestrian, water, seatbelt and bike safety.
helmets the children rode bicycles around a road, learning how to use
their arm to signal turns, stop at stop signs and look for traffic.
also were pedestrians and drivers at another stop in Safety City.
Driving miniature cars they learned the importance of always looking
both ways at stop signs. As pedestrians they were taught the same
Another visit in Safety CIty was at a “swimming pool” of
blue tarp on the floor. Safety measures such as not running on the
concrete around a pool, not diving into shallow water and being careful
when you jump into water were taught to the students.
is a miniature city set up for youth children to learn the importance of
safety. The Putnam County Educational Service Center sponsors this
program. Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Ohio State Extension, Pathways,
Ottawa, Pandora, Columbus Grove and Leipsic Police Departments,
Operation Lifesaver , assists to make this a reality for the children of