Monday, March 18, 2019
  • Ottoville falls to Minster in D-IV title game
    COLUMBUS — Ottoville had the start they wanted against Minster in their Division IV state championship game Saturday evening.
  • DAC appoints Health Board members
    On Monday afternoon, three new members of the Putnam County Board of Health were appointed by the Putnam County District Advisory Council.
  • Soto case in Ohio Supreme Court
    Last Wednesday, Putnam County Prosecutor Gary Lammers appeared before the justices of the Ohio Supreme Court in an effort to appeal a lower court’s decision in the case of State of Ohio v. Travis Soto.
  • Let's Talk
    “Talk to your kids today about strengths, drugs, [and] suicide. Listen like a friend, respond like a parent. Build them up now, they’ll be strong when it counts.”
  • Alcohol abuse by county youth remains an issue
    Talk to your kids regularly about the dangers of consuming drugs and alcohol if you want them to resist peer pressure and avoid potentially dangerous experimentation.
  • Ottoville girls returning to state semi-finals
    ELIDA — Arlington was in the process of digging out of an early hole to Ottoville.
  • Lady Otts to the rescue
    Last winter, the Ottoville Lady Otts came to the Ottoville Park Board with an idea of putting a walking/biking path around the perimeter of the park. 
  • Peer-to-peer program set to launch for opioid users in recovery
    During a March 1 meeting of the Putnam County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board, Exec. Director Jennifer Horstman, MSW provided an update on an Opioid Response Grant received through the state. 
  • Pathways reports in-school services increase
    “This year, for the month of January, we served 82 individuals in the schools,” said Pathways Office Director Jean Swary during the most recent Alcohol, Drugs, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board meeting held last Friday, Mar. 1.
  • Discussions continue on proposed Miller City solar farm
    “From a project perspective, we did file our interconnection request [with PJM Interconnection]. We haven’t gotten the letter back with our ‘que number’ yet, but we have filed. So, we’re starting that process,” said Jeff Reinkemeyer with Avangrid, an energy developer working towards building a solar farm in Miller City. He was speaking at a meeting held with the county’s commissioners in order to update them on the project.
  • In Brief
    A collection of brief new's items from around the area. This week's 'In Brief' features an escapee from the county jail, the scheduling of a special meeting of the Putnam County District Advisory Council, and a bid opening for a bridge replacement project over the Blanchard River.
  • An official proclamation
    March is Developmental Disabilities Month throughout the State of Ohio.
  • Pandora Dollar General moves from 'likely' to 'probable'
    The construction of a proposed Dollar General store in Pandora, discussions about which began six years ago, has shifted from likely to probable.
  • Coalition forms in support of proposed gas tax
    A coalition of government associations, economic councils, and industry groups have come together in support of significantly increasing funding for local, regional, and statewide transportation needs.
  • OEC Investigates Putnam County HomeCare & Hospice
    As has become increasingly clear over the course of the last few weeks, an investigation into activities at Putnam County HomeCare & Hospice is underway by the Ohio Ethics Commission.
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