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  • Kalida ramps up for Pioneer Days festival
    KALIDA — The Village Council approved Kalida Police Chief Jim Gulker’s request for temporarily increasing the pay rate of Kalida police officers during the upcoming Pioneer Days festival. This approval brings the officer pay closer to that of the Putnam County Sheriff Deputies who have been contracted to work alongside Kalida’s officers.
  • Miller City woman struck by vehicle
    On Tuesday, a Miller City woman was transported to St. Rita's Medical Center with multiple serious injuries following a car/pedestrian accident in Ottawa.
  • Grand opening of Leipsic Community Center a festival

    LEIPSIC —On Saturday, Leipsic’s downtown took on a festival air as well over 1,000 people turned out for the grand opening of the Leipsic Community Center. And it was — and is — people about and for whom the dream that is now a reality was first conceived.

  • Thank you, Jane
    PUTNAM COUNTY — After over 23 years at the Sentinel, Jane Hilty announced her decision to retire, effective Tuesday, Aug. 8.
  • PC Engineer explains 'petition ditch' maintenance
    PUTNAM COUNTY — Every county in Ohio handles the maintenance of its ditches a little differently. Here in Putnam County, the County Engineer’s office oversees the maintenance of petition ditches. The office is tasked with ensuring that the ditches are regularly mowed and sprayed to blunt the growth of common trees and plants. When necessary, the office also identifies parts of ditches needing to be dug-out due to erosion, or longer stretches that have filled in with silt from water runoff, and oversees the work needed to remove that excess fill.
  • Search continues for escaped prisoner
    PAULDING COUNTY — The search continues for Brandon Lee Powell, who escaped from the custody of a Paulding County Deputy this past Friday around Noon.
  • County considers deal for communications tower
    PUTNAM COUNTY — In an effort to save County taxpayers the expense of maintaining the communications tower located just north of the courthouse, Commissioners had previously decided to place the tower up for sale while retaining ownership of the land on which it stands. At the same time, the Commissioners had decided to lease half an acre of land that is part of the Brookhill Center with the intent that another communications tower be erected. This past Thursday, July 27, bids were opened at the Commissioner’s office for the purchase of the tower and the lease on both pieces of land.
  • Sheriff's Log - Published August 2, 2017
    PUTNAM COUNTY — Sheriff's Log published on August 2, 2017
  • Common Pleas - Published August 2, 2017
    PUTNAM COUNTY — Common pleas published on August 2, 2017
  • Municipal Court - Published August 2, 2017
    PUTNAM COUNTY — Municipal Court proceedings published on August 2, 2017
  • Tomorrow - Leipsic Community Center Grand Opening
    LEIPSIC — The Leipsic Community Center will open its doors for the first time on Saturday, August 5, at 11 a.m.
  • Apartment fire in Columbus Grove

    COLUMBUS GROVE — Last night at 9:30 p.m. the Columbus Grove Fire Department and Putnam County EMS were dispatched to the Old Farm Apartments on W. Sycamore St. for a structure fire. No one was in the residence at the time of the fire and there were no injuries. The State Fire Marshal is currently investigating and this article may be updated as more information becomes available.

  • Under new management: Ottawa appoints new utilities directors
    OTTAWA — Water is arguably any community’s most valuable commodity. For the Village of Ottawa, which supplies potable water to the villages of Miller City and Bluffton and wastewater and water services to the county, the argument becomes just that much stronger. With that in mind — and in no small part due to the recent resignation of the village’s former water director, Jason Phillips — village officials have shuffled the roles of one key employee and appointed an accomplished and seasoned veteran to another.
  • County, Ottawa dispute bills
    PUTNAM COUNTY — Recently, workers from the Village of Ottawa visited Sewer District 1, Pump Station B with the intention of installing a new sewer pump. The pump is submersible, located underwater approximately 30 feet below ground. It is designed to attach to a face plate located on the sewer line itself. The pumps can be detached and pulled up along a rail system anytime maintenance, or a replacement, is needed.
  • Coming home

    RILEY TOWNSHIP — A true Putnam County native literally came home to roost on Monday.

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