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Driver flees scene of injury accident
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OTTOVILLE - On Sunday, Feb. 5, at 9:33 p.m. the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a two-vehicle motor vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. 224 and SR 66 in Monterey Township. After investigating the circumstances, it was learned that Danney Trewyn, 66, Ottawa, was traveling east on US 224 in a 2016 Kia SUV when it...
Gary Kreinbrink wins 500th career game
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LEIPSIC — Leipsic turned in a solid defensive effort Thursday night in handing Ada a 51-15 Northwest Conference setback.
The Blizzard of 1978
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The blizzard struck on Wednesday January 26, 1978 at 1:30 AM in the morning. The temperature rapidly dropped, the winds severely picked up speed reaching an average of 40 miles per hour with a peak of 53 mph, and the snow fell fast with a final accumulation of 13.1 inches by the following night. The situation was doubly precarious due to the...
Traffic stop results in chase to North Baltimore
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OTTAWA — Andrew Michael Black, Troy, has been charged in Putnam County Municipal Court with failure to comply, a felony of the third degree, and drug abuse/possession a felony of the second degree following a traffic chaise that began in Ottawa and ended in North Baltimore.
Celebrating Catholic School Week
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Third-grade students from St. Anthony of Padua (Columbus Grove), St. Mary (Leipsic), and Sts. Peter and Paul (Ottawa) Catholic Schools had to find six facts about their peers in order to discover how they were different yet alike. The Leipsic and Columbus Grove students traveled to Ottawa to observe Catholic Schools Week. They began by celebrating...
Times to change at Ottawa Food Pantry
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Starting February 14, the Ottawa Food Pantry at Trinity United Methodist Church will be open on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please note the change in times.
Girls District pairings announced
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PUTNAM COUNTY — Ottawa-Glandorf and Leipsic were the top seeds for their respective divisions for the upcoming sectional tournaments.
Mildred M. Agner
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OTTAWA – Mildred M. Agner, of Ottawa died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, January 28, 2023, just five days after her 97th birthday. She was born January 23, 1926 in Ottawa to the late John and Clara (Maas) Hermiller. On December 16, 1949 she married Robert E. Agner. He died January 1, 2014.
Police chase ends in North Baltimore
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Jeannette Zeisloft
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OTTAWA (formerly of Leipsic) – Jeannette Zeisloft, 78, of Ottawa, formerly of Leipsic, died at 4:15 p.m., Thursday, January 26, 2023 at the Meadows of Ottawa. She was born December 28, 1944, in Defiance to the late Rudolph “Rudy” and Olga (Junge) Schwiebert. On December 18, 1964, she married Dwight Zeisloft, who survives in Ottawa.
John E. Niese
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LEIPSIC – John E. Niese, 70, of Leipsic, died at 10:28 p.m., Thursday, January 26, 2023 at his residence surrounded by family. He was born May 10, 1952 in Lima to the late Victor and Monica (Miller) Niese. On June 20, 1970, he married Phyllis Schnipke, who survives in Leipsic.
Rockets fall at buzzer
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ARLINGTON — Pandora-Gilboa completed its comeback.
Pirates defeat North Central
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CONTINENTAL — Continental used a second quarter scoring advantage Monday night to defeat North Central 49-42 in non-league action.
Kalida defeats Leipsic in PCL
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KALIDA —Kalida steadily pulled away from Leipsic Saturday night to claim a 62-39 Putnam County League win.
Wrestlers place at Van Buren Invitational
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VAN BUREN — Three wrestlers from Putnam County teams finished fourth at the Van Buren Invitational on Saturday.
Upcoming American Red Cross Blood Donation
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Little Red Schoolhouses
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A memory of an iconic structure shared by many in Putnam County is likely the image of small brick buildings that dot the countryside sitting beside the field crops. In decades past, these countryside neighbors of agriculture were the foundation of rural education in the form of one-room schools. These little red brick or white frame one-room...
Stepping Up Ohio Countywide Meeting
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The Mental Health, Alcohol & Drug Addiction Recovery Board of Putnam County (ADAMHS Bd) presents Stepping Up Ohio Countywide Meeting, taking place virtually on February 16 from 11am-2pm, and featuring presentations on mental illness and the criminal justice population.
Putnam County Pride Survey Results
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OTTAWA- Putnam County School Districts have been using the Pride Survey for over 25+ years. This survey asked students questions on drug use, student’s behaviors, and safety in schools. A total of 1,149 Putnam County (PC) students part took in the Pride Survey during the 2021-2022 school year. The Pride Survey was completed in 6th, 8th, 10th, and...
Ottawa Food Pantry at Trinity United Methodist Church
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Starting February 14, the Ottawa Food Pantry at Trinity United Methodist Church will be open on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please note the change in times.
Workforce Partnership
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Karl Schimmoeller, Fort Jennings, was recently selected as Director of The Workforce Partnership of Putnam County, a new entity which launched in September 2022.
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OTTAWA - When Brian Hilvers, started as an EMT in 1987 there were 300 EMT volunteers in Putnam County. There are now only 100 EMT volunteers. Hilvers is the Director of the Putnam County Office of Public Safety.
Calendar Jan. 25
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Kits placed in cruisers will help 'stop the bleed'
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PUTNAM COUNTY – There will be a new kit in Putnam County Sheriff Cruisers and Ottoville and Continental police cars.
13 scouts earn Eagle Scout Award
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OTTAWA — Thirteen Ottawa Boy Scout Troop 224 members were inducted into the Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Monday night during a meeting at the Ottawa VFW.