November 22, 1918

A north bound Ohio Electric freight car, on Wednesday, struck the automobile of John Heyd, 32, a farmer living north of Columbus Grove. The accident occurred where the Vaughnsville road crosses the Ohio Electric. Mr. Heyd was probably fatally injured and his wife, who accompanied him, sustained painful injuries. The automobile was completely demolished.


Just two weeks after the death of his wife, John Holbein, well known young man of Ottoville, died Sunday afternoon at four o’clock, his death being the result of typhoid fever. His last illness covered a period of nine days.. He was born at Ottoville, December 31, 1893, and his entire life was spent there. He was married on May 30, 1916, at Landeck to Miss Rosena Rahrig, and by the death of Mr. and Mrs. Hohlbein in such short time, a daughter, Velma, sixteen months old is left. He is also survived by hhis parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hohlbein, four brothers, Joseph, Andrew and Albert, at home and Frank at Camp Taylor, Ky., and by three sisters, Mrs. Henry Beining, Mrs. Henry Pohl and Miss Anna, all of Ottoville.

November 19, 1943

Two Indianapolis men purchased the stock and fixtures of the Gable Shop at public auction Tuesday afternoon. A large number of women were present for the sale in case the stock was to be sold “piece-meal.” The men had intended to take the merchandise to Indianapolis, but later consented tp place it on sale at a discount in order not to disappoint all the women present. During that procedure, however, a state sales tax inspector happened to came through town and discovered that the men were selling the stock without a vendor’s license and without issuing the cancelled Ohio Sales tax stamps. The men were placed under arrest by Sheriff Potts and Policeman Klausing after the complaint was filed, and were arraigned before Justice Harold Nienberg at Glandorf. They were assessed a fine of $25 and costs, and were ordered to make settlement for the sales tax with the state.


Continental high School lost its opening varsity basket ball game to Ayersville Friday evening by a score of 39 to 31. The game was played at the Continental school gymnasium. In the reserve game the Continental boys were more fortunate and won their tilt by one point, 21 to 20. Paul Quigley, of Continental, suffered a severe knee injury late in the game.


Nolland Noffsinger, five year- old son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Noffsinger of near Dupont, had the little finger of his right hand amputated after it was crushed in a corn sheller. The accident happened while the child and his parents were visiting with relatives near Angola, Indiana, Sunday.

November 21, 1968

Three youths have been placed in custody in connection with a house burglary which occurred near Leipsic on November 5. Sheriff James Ruhe said that David Pedraza, 20, Napoleon, is in the Putnam Couty jail charged with breaking into the Arthur Niese home on route 3, Leipsic. Two companions, John Bowsher, 21, Hicksville, and Ronald Richards, 18, address unknown, are in custody in Defiance County on another breaking and entering charge, and warrants against them have been filed by Putnam County. The sheriff said that about $64 was taken from the Niese home.


The first winter weather of the season dominated the local weather pattern since Monday, and with it also came the first measurable snow of two-tenths of an inch. Several traces of snow were also noted since that time.

November 24, 1993

Paradise Oaks Nursing Home, Cloverdale, celebrated its 13th annual volunteer banquet on November 15. Certificates were passed out to all volunteers and a meal was also served. Activity Director Cathy Horstman presented awards to volunteers who had the most hours. Awards were given to Florence Burgui for 355 hours; Bertha Klima, 82 hours; Tim Burkhart, 81 hours; Joe Klima 81 hours; Marcella Miller, 59 hours and Loretta Combs, 57 hours.