Thursday, March 21, 2019
  • Undocumented milk
    Two separate traffic stops within two days of each other resulted in the apprehension of two sets of undocumented immigrants who were reportedly working at two different dairy farms, both of which are located along Road 22 - one in Continental, and one in Cloverdale.
  • New Health Board members elect Herman President
    In what is likely one of the most dramatic turnarounds in Putnam County politics, newly appointed members of the County Board of Health elected Matthew Herman president of the board.
  • Secretary of State preaches transparency
    It’s not unusual for a politician to ooze sincerity; more often than not, it’s a prerequisite of the job.
  • Cloverdale Mayor resigns position
    Thomas Burkhart, who had previously served the Village of Cloverdale as Council President, has now assumed the Mayorship of the town.
  • No stand-alone board for PCHH
    For the moment, at least, there will be no stand-alone board for Putnam County HomeCare & Hospice.
  • Edelbrock sentenced
    On Friday, in U.S. District Court, Toledo, Federal Judge Jack Zouhary sentenced Kalida resident and former accountant Jennifer Edelbrock to 44 months in a federal correctional facility on charges of bank fraud.
  • Celebrating the GOP
    When planning began for the Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner held last evening in Leipsic, the Republican Party of Putnam County expected, perhaps at most, around 225 attendees, according to party chair Tony Schroeder.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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