April 5, 1918

“Of course, you will want an engagement ring.” said he. “Yes,” replied she. “With a big diamond in it?” “No a diamond is only carbon after all. Make it a small diamond and put the change into the shape of a few tons of coal.”

April 2, 1943

Payment of the regular annual bonus to the employees of the Weather Seal Manufacturing company at Ottawa was made last week, according to an announcement made Monday by Randell Etling, plant manager. The bonus totaled $1,800 and was distributed by Harold A. Etling, of Barberton, president of the company. The amount of the annual bonus is based upon the numbers of years the employee is with the company and is in addition to the regular quarterly bonus, Mr. Etling stated.


Bernard A. Brinkman, of Cloverdale, died in Memorial hospital, Lima, Thursday of last week. Mr. Brinkman was born near Glandorf on December 18, 1870, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Brinkman. He was married at Kalida to Carolina Foppe, who survives with two sons, Lawrence, of Cloverdale, and Joseph, who is stationed at a U. S. army camp in Virginia. He also leaves a brother, John, of Glandorf; and two sisters, Mrs. Anton Heuerman, of Glandorf, and Mrs. Ferdinand Schimmoeller, of Fort Jennings.


Two automobiles stolen in Putnam county over the weekend were located a short time after they were reported missing. Sheriff Potts and Police Chief Cletus Klausing investigated the robberies. The first car was reported stolen from near the Putnam House in Ottawa by O. J. Tupping, of Otsego, Michigan. The car was located Friday morning a few hours after it was stolen in a ditch along route 65 near Leipsic. A short time later Harold Wank of Leipsic reported that his car was stolen from the street in that village, and shortly after noon, Sheriff Potts was notified that a state highway patrolman had located the Wank car parked on a street in Perrysburg.

April 4, 1968

Fifty-five cartons of special food rations were shipped into the attic of the court house last week to be used in case of emergency. The court house is one of seven shelters approved by thhe department of Civil Defense in Putnam County. The food cartons contain biscuits and crackers, and carbohydrate supplements, and also medical supplies, according to Mrs. Arnold Potts, Putnam County CD secretary. Two other shelters in the county are to be stocked in the near future. The supplies are furnished by the federal government. The other six shelters in the county include the post office and Sts. Peter and Paul grade school on Fourth street in Ottawa the Cloumbus Grove school, Ruhe Body Shop in Leipsic, St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Kalida; and the Glandorf school. The seven shelters can accommodate 2,186 people.


Jim Losh threw a four-hitter as Ottawa-Glandorf opened play in the Western Buckeye League Tuesday afternoon and downed last year’s eastern division winner, Bath 4-2 at the Ottawa municipal park. It was the second straight victory for the Titans who blasted Columbus Grove 8-2 on Wednesday of last week.

April 7, 1993

Juant D. McClure, 45, Dupont, was northbound on St. Rt. 114 o April 3 at 8:36 p.m. when a deer ran out into the roadway and struck the front of the car causing McClure to go off the right side of the roadway coming to rest. Smoke and fire was coming from under the hood. The Kalida Fire Department was called to the scene to extinguish the fire under the hood of the car and a shed that was setting off of the roadway at the Father Herman Scherger residents east of Cascade Park in Perry Township. Kalida Fire Chief Tom Rampe said that the car was a total loss and that the building received moderate damage. Cause of the fire is still under investigation, but that it is possible the fuel line broke when McClure ran over the deer.


Troy A. Miller, age 11, Ottoville, recently attended the Detroit Tiger’s Spring Training Exhibition Games in Lakeland, FL, while visiting his grandparents, Ken and Rita Stauffer, in Florida. Troy was given the opportunity to watch the Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals and St. Louis Cardinals as the played the Tigers in Grapefruit League action, the Tigers preseason action. Highlights of Troy’s trip included personally meeting Tiger first baseman and American League Home Run King Cecil Fielder and receiving an autographed ball. Troy also is currently in “spring training” as he will be competing in the special Olympic Games at the Ohio State University.