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  • Over 700 PC acres signed into new Ohio buffer program
    Just over two weeks ago, on May 1, the first sign-up period ended for the hay/forage portion of the state’s new Working Lands Buffer Program. According to information provided by Putnam County’s Soil & Water Conservation District, farms representing nearly 3800 acres were enrolled in the program, making Putnam the top county with the most acres enrolled in the state. To date, 36 contracts have been signed involving 51 tracts of land and just over 708 acres of buffer strips.
  • Putnam County law enforcement will show zero tolerance
    As the unofficial start of summer, the Memorial Day holiday weekend is a busy time for Americans. Each year, the highways fill with families in vehicles, on their way to start their summer vacations.
  • County's coming bicentennial discussed at Chamber meeting
    Putnam County will have a notable occasion in 2020. Created in 1820, Putnam County will be 200 years old.
  • Awareness increased, cars slowed
    Last fall, near the start of the presently concluding school year, a new type of sign went up along Putnam Parkway and N. Locust Street in front of Ottawa Elementary and Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School, respectively.
  • Special prosecutor assigned in PCHH ethics investigation
    Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has assigned a special prosecutor to review any possible results of an ongoing Ohio Ethics Commission investigation involving Putnam County HomeCare and Hospice. 
  • Ottawa American Legion shares history, prepares for centennial

    Only five days after the U.S. Congress chartered the American Legion, Ottawa Post 63 American Legion was organized and held a meeting.

  • Recognizing a soldier of history
    Recently, at the Hilty Home Retirement Community in Pandora, Marine Veteran Louis Risser received a well-deserved honor. The American Legion Harter Williams Post 536 in Gilboa bestowed him with a pin acknowledging his 70th year as a member.
  • Spray program set to begin
    All petition ditches are inspected annually by the Putnam County Engineer Drainage Department.
  • Playing it safe in Safety City
    It was a question nearly every kindergarten student answered incorrectly. Should you jump into water to save a drowning person? All shook their heads yes, wanting to help a friend.
  • Mastering the art and science of Gardening
    Master Gardener Volunteer Kathy Martz’s large private greenhouse is a stand-out in the sunny landscape of her home north of Leipsic.
  • District Advisory Council seats full health board
    On Monday, for the fourth time in as many months, members of the Putnam County District Advisory Council met to discuss business related to the Putnam County Board of Health.
  • Renovations continue for Grove's 'Crawford Building'
    “We looked at it and knew that it was a mess,” Chris Halker said this past December. “We’re gutting it, and I have calls to get a roof. That’s the first thing I need to do, get a new roof. That way we can get everything dried out.”
  • 2019's Outstanding Senior Citizens are...
    ’Someone who contributes to their community’ is the base criteria for being named an Outstanding Senior Citizen of Putnam County.
  • McClure arraigned
    For months now, investigators with the sheriff’s office and county prosecutor’s office have been carefully building a case surrounding the tragic death of a young boy.
  • Mother charged in child’s death
    For months now, investigators with the sheriff’s office and county prosecutor’s office have been carefully building a case surrounding the tragic death of a young boy.
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