Jan. 14

Joshua J. Carpenter, 39, Ottawa, was remanded to the WORTH Center for tampering with evidence and aggravated possession of drugs. He was given credit for 88 days served. Charges of driving under suspension, failure to display, prohibition against consumption of beer in a motor vehicle were dismissed.

Raven D. Krontz, 38, Fort Jennings, was sentenced to 90 days jail for violating community control. The violations included being in possession of drugs. She was given credit for 24 days served, must obtain and maintain employment and complete all counseling and treatment as recommended. She had been convicted of possession of drugs (heroin).

John L. Kohli, Pandora, was granted a divorce from Kristina I. Kohli, Mount Cory. They were married July 11, 1992 in Randolph, Kan., and have two children.

Jan. 15

Michelle M. Oler, 32, Columbus Grove, was sentenced to 289 days in jail for violating the terms of community control. The violations included being in possession of drugs. She was placed on five years community and was given credit for 199 days served. She must obtain a GED, obtain and maintain employment and complete all counseling and treatment recommended. She was originally convicted of possession of drugs (oxycodone).

Joseph M. Litten, 34, Columbus Grove, was sentenced to 28 days jail for violating the terms of community control. The violations include getting into a physical altercation, consuming alcohol and failing to provide by the terms of supervision. He was given credit for time served, placed on five years community control, must obtain and maintain employment and complete all treatment and counseling recommended. He was originally convicted of possession of drugs (cocaine).

Adam Koebel, 35, Columbus Grove, pleaded guilty to non-support of dependents. He faces up to 12 months in prison and $2,500 in fines. Bond was continued while a pre-sentence investigation is conducted with sentencing set for 1 p.m. Feb. 25.

Austin Troy, 23, Lima, pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of drugs. He faces up to 12 months in prison and $2,500 in fines. Bond was continued while a pre-sentence investigation is conducted with sentencing set for 8:30 a.m. Feb. 21. He was originally charged with possession of a controlled substance (cocaine), aggravated possession of drugs (alprazoam), and aggravated possession of drugs (oxycodone).

Martin Chasco, 52, Leipsic, pleaded guilty to attempted felonious assault. He faces up to 36 months in prison and $10,000 in fines. Bond was continued while a pre-sentence investigation is conducted with sentencing set for 1 p.m. Feb. 21. A charge of domestic violence was dismissed.

TBF Financial, LLC, Deerfield, Ill., was granted a default judgment against Amanda DeGroat, Fort Jennings, in the amount of $25,480.92, plus interest and costs.

Jan. 16

A Special Prosecutor was appointed upon a motion of Putnam County Prosecutor Gary Lammers. The Ohio Attorney General appointed Deborah Gorrell Wehrle to act as a special prosecutor with respect to the alleged criminal offenses believed to have occurred in Putnam County involving possible criminal violations by a family member of the local law enforcement community. The court also ordered all records made in connection with this document be sealed for 90 days or until further order by the court.

Abel Alafa, 46, Leipsic, pleaded guilty to non-support. He faces up to 12 months in prison and $2,500 in fines. Bond was continued while a pre-sentence investigation is conducted with sentencing set for 8:30 a.m. March 14.

Angela Ankney, 41, Sherwood, pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence. She faces up to 36 months in prison and $10,000 in fines. The state is recommending a referral to the WORTH Center. Bond was continued while a pre-sentence investigation is conducted with sentencing set for 1:30 p.m. Feb. 21. A charge of driving under suspension was dismissed.

Casey L. Landers, 30, Elida, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs (heroin) and illegal conveyance of drugs. She faces up to 48 months in prison and $12,500. Bond was continued while a pre-sentence investigation is conducted with sentencing set for 2 p.m. Feb. 21. There were three other counts possession of drugs that were dismissed.

Jan. 17

Jeremie J. Salaz, 33, Ottawa, had his jail sentence modified to 50 days in jail and he was ordered to be released Jan. 18. He was in jail for violating the terms of supervision.

Benjamin J. Schnipke, 39, 182 Camden Drive, Van Wert, was sentenced to 63 days jail for being in contempt of court. The jail sentence was suspended provided monthly payments be paid of $125 until the balance is paid in full.

New Cases

Connie L. Wilson, Cloverdale, v. Jerome Wilson, Somerset, Ky.; divorce without children.

Harley-Davidson Credit Corp., Carson City, Nev., v. Anthony Miller, Leipsic; other civil (excess of $25,000).

Daniel T. Wagner, Columbus Grove, and Betty L. Wagner, Columbus Grove, v. Anthony Birnesser, Columbus Grove; other civil (excess of $25,000).

Discover Bank, Hebron, Ky., v. Megan M. Hyman, Leipsic; other civil ($1,847.01).

Ditech Financial, LLC, Tempe, Ariz., v. Michael Cervantes, Leipsic; foreclosure ($66,944.05).