June 6, 191

On last Tuesday noon, John H. Campbell, 49, years old, unmarried committed suicide at Leipsic, by taking carbolic acid. The deceased had been a former resident of Leipsic, but had for several months been working at the Overland factory in Toledo. He had left Toledo, owing to a strike in the Overland plant, and returned to Leipsic for work. He was suffering from stomach trouble and had been under treatment with Dr. Yeager. On Tuesday he called at the Doctor’s office and asked to be given a hypodermic injection of morphine to quit his nerves so that he could sleep. This the Doctor refused, as he had already given him treatment. Campbell then went to the drug store and secured carbolic acid, stating that he wanted it for antiseptic wash. Going to his room, he swallowed about one half the contents of the bottle and was soon found in a dying condition. Shortly after committing the rash act he was found and medical attendance called, as was also Dr. Sheibley, Coroner, but the carbolic acid had already done its deadly work and nothing could be done to save or prolong life. The deceased left a brother residing on a farm near Elm Center. The remains were buried at Leipsic.


On last Monday evening, thieves gained entrance to the drug store of Fred Hauck, by breaking in a rear window. Change amounting to fourteen dollars and a few cents, which was left in the store, was taken. The robbery was not discovered until opening the store on Tuesday morning when the change was missed. An examination of the store disclosed where the thieves had gained entrance by breaking a pane of glass and then reaching through, pulled lose the fastening. In doing this finger marks were left on the window panes and sash, impressions of which have been taken in hopes that the thieves may be apprehended. The local police are working on a clue and hope to effect an arrest soon.


June 9, 1944

Sergeant Herbert E. Alstaetter, twenty, of Columbus Grove, is missing in action over Germany, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Alstaetter, from the War Department. Sgt. Alstaetter has been in the service since March 15, 1943, and presumably was on a bombing mission over Germany from which he failed to return. The message received by the parents from the War Department read as follows: “The secretary of was desires me to express his deep regret that your son, Sergeant Herbert E. Alstaetter, has been reported missing in action since May 24th over Germany. If further details or other information are received you will be promptly notified.” Signed Ulio, The Adjutant General. The many friends of the young man hope that word will soon be received that he is safe and well.


Samuel A. Jacobs, eighty-nine, a retired leather tanner, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Solomon Smith, one-half mile south of Leipsic, Tuesday morning. He had been an invalid for three years and was seriously sick for six weeks suffering from complications due to infirmities of age. Mr. Jacobs was born to Mr. and Mrs. William Jacobs, at Silver Springs, Pa., on January 26, 1855. He had resided in Leipsic for the past twenty-five years. In 1879 he was married to Evelena Tinker, who died in 1905. In addition to the daughter at whose home he died, he leaves five other children, fifteen grandchildren and twenty-three great-grandchildren


June 5, 1969

Miss Katheryn M. Loman, graduate of Ottawa-Glandorf High School and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Loman, Ottawa, has been accepted for membership in the Purdue University Bands, it has been announced by the Band Department of the University. Miss Loman, who plays flute, will be a freshman at the university and was accepted on the dual basis of musical background and academic ability.


The newest member of the Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Prowant, of Dupont is Todd Etter. The family includes his great-great-grandmother, Mrs. Prowant, Anthony Etter, father of Todd; Franklin Etter, father of Anthony and Mrs. Floyd Etter, mother of Franklin.


Ottawa Fire Chief Guy Kersh indicated Wednesday afternoon that he would attempt to have a ban placed on the sale of smoke bombs in the village after one of them caused a children’s play house to be burned down. The play house, located on the Richard Lauer property on Kennedy Avenue, was destroyed when a neighbor boy threw one of the bombs into it. Firemen were called to the scene at 4 p.m. Kersh said that the incident pointed out the danger of the bombs which have been available to local children in recent weeks.


June 8, 1994

American Legion School Medals were presented to Ottawa-Glandorf students Staci Utrup and Matt Bockrath for exemplifying the characteristics of courage, leadership, patriotism, honor, scholarship and service. The awards were presented by David Avery and Harold Morman.