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I used to jump on a chair when-
ever I saw a mouse. If a chair
wasn’t around I would find some-
thing high to avoid contact of any
sort with the little creaatures that
scared me to death.
So why was I crying this morning
when a little white mouse I know
died?
I think it’s because that mouse
had become a pet in our house.
Living in a nice cage with a running
wheel he became a popular attrac-
tion when the grandchildren came
over.
But I should start at the begin-
ning. I love animals. I grew up
in a household with a few barn
cats and a pet dog named Daisy
because she was all white.
My children also enjoyed the plea-
sure of a pet dog while they were
growing up. Pets, especially dogs,
provide unconditional love, even
when you are feeling your worst.
After my children were raised
I somehow acquired a house cat.
Tucker was snooty, but kind. While
I was recovering from eye surgery
he would sit on my lap and gently
rub his paw beneath my eye. Some-
how he knew that made me feel
better.
When he died, I mourned. I also
realized another pet cat was not
in my future. My granddaughter is
allergic to cats, and grandchildren
always win over pets. I knew a cat
dander would make her sneeze
and set off her asthma, so decided
against a cat.
My husband and I are often gone,
so a dog would suffer because of
our schedule. We knew we often
wouldn’t be home to let them out-
side and didn’t want a dog to have
to be tied up alone a lot.
So my husband suggested a
mouse. It wasn’t my favorite
choice, but I agreed on two condi-
tions. It had to be in a cage and I
wouldn’t have to hold it.
Even so, I got attached to this
mouse. I didn’t realize a mouse
could be so smart. At the sound of
my voice he would run up the tun-
nel to the top tower and stick his
nose out a small hole.
We always said good night that way.
When I wasn’t feeling well and
came out into the living room to
recover the sound of his squeeking
wheel in the middle of the night
seemed to be a comfort. I wasn’t
alone in the world.
Mice don’t live long so the last
few months we accepted that he
was failing. His back legs quit work-
ing, but still he struggled up the
tube to say good night, pulling him-
self by his front legs. He reminded
me of the brave people after strokes
and suffering debilitating diseases,
somehow they struggle to carry-on
regular day to day routines.
So last night, when the mouse
curled up in a little ball and
breathed his last I cried.
As I say, a pet is a pet and you
always get attached, no matter
what it is.
Mindy and
Matt Houck
Putnam County
Relay for Life
chairpersons
Q
How many
years
have you
two been
involved
with Put-
nam County
Relay for
Life?
A
We have
been
involved for
six years
including
serving as
team cap-
tions for the
Ambulatory
Care Center.
Q
When is
this year’s
event?
A
It is June 1
and June 2.
The theme
this year is
around board
games with
the logan
“Cancer:
We’re In it to
Win It.”
TWO QUESTIONS FOR MINDY AND MATT HOUCK, Putnam County Relay for Life chairpersons
Loving all
kinds of pets
Ottoville
wins
state
cheer
contest
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Programs benefit
children, parents
and community
FREE
Nancy
Kline
nkline@putnamvoice.com
419-231-2444
Putnam Voice
March 28 - April 3, 2012
Go ahead, take it for granted
T
oday everyone’s lives are busier than
ever. Between work, school and
family it can be difficult to balance
everything. Thankfully, there are several
grant-funded programs offered before and
after school throughout Putnam County to
help families balance their lives. Programs
offered through the Twenty-First Century
Community Learning Centers grant and the
Safe Schools Healthy Students grant, coor-
dinated by the Putnam County Educational
Service Center, benefit not only the children
and parents, but the community as a whole.
Twenty-First Century Community
Learning Centers (21st CCLC)
Columbus Grove, Continental, Leipsic,
Ottawa Elementary and Pandora-Gilboa
Schools each participate in the state-funded
21st CCLC program. While each school cus-
tomizes its own program for their students’
needs, all the programs are beneficial to
students in that they emphasize the need for
responsibility and respect both for self and
for others. Each program session includes
snack, homework assistance, games and
other cultural and creative activities at no
cost to the family.
For many students, the highlights of each
session are the snack and recreation time. A
healthy bite to eat and organized or free-play
time give students a chance to reenergize
after a long day of school.
Another important aspect of each program
is homework assistance. Not only is there a
certified teacher in every classroom to help
the students with their assigned homework,
the teachers also help to enhance and enrich
what the students learned in school. As a
result of homework assistance many students
have maintained or improved their grades.
Perhaps the most memorable aspects of
the 21st CCLC programs are the cultural
and creative activities. These activities vary
greatly from site to site and day to day, but
are all designed to enhance the lessons of
the school day and also help children be
more interactive. From language arts to
science, there is sure to be something for
every student to enjoy. After-school activities
include:
• Scrapbooking
• Jewelry making
• Spanish
• Cooking
• Writing
• Dance
• Basic First Aid
• Babysitting
• Masters of Disaster
• Wacky science experiments
Periodically, activities for the whole family
are also offered in the evenings including:
• Bowling
• Roller Skating
• BINGO
If that weren’t enough, there are also sum-
mer programs that include field trips. In the
past these have included:
• Toledo Zoo
• Cider Press
• Independence Dam
Knowing that children are in a safe,
supervised, enriching environment is a tre-
mendous help for parents. The 21st CCLC
programs are a welcome addition to many
families’ everyday routines.
Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SSHS)
Glandorf Elementary, Fort Jennings,
Miller City-New Cleveland and Ottoville
Schools each offer after school programs as
part of Putnam County’s federally-funded
SSHS grant. In much the same way as the
21st CCLC program, SSHS also offers cost-
free programs which, according to SSHS
website, have an “enormous impact on the
quality of life for the children, families and
community.”
One beneficial aspect of SSHS is that stu-
dents are in smaller groups than their regu-
lar classes and are provided more hands-on
time and instruction which enhances the
school day. Additionally, the interaction
between students and teachers helps them
to get to know each other better, which
leads to building strong student/teacher
relationships.
Student/teacher relationships are not the
only important relationships developed by
the SSHS programs; it is important to build
relationships with other members of the
community as well. SSHS programs engage
in service-learning projects within the com-
munity. Having service learning projects
shines a positive light on the school, teach-
ers, and students. Some of the projects the
schools have participated in include:
• Making Easter Baskets with residents of
The Meadows
• Carving pumpkins with residents of The
Meadows
• Writing Valentines to Veterans
• Making Dog Treats for the Putnam
County Animal Shelter
• Sewing Blankets for Shut-Ins
• Spring Cleanup for residents living near
the school
• Delivering flowers and “Happy Spring”
cards to residents of the community
Activities like these are meant to pro-
vide enrichment, leadership and tutoring
for the students. The hope is that the pro-
grams will continue even after the SSHS
grant expires.
Both the 21st CCLC and SSHS programs
promote healthy living and learning within
the community. By approaching these issues
in such interactive and engaging ways, stu-
dents are more likely to take what they learn
in the programs and carry that knowledge
with them as they grow up; hopefully they
will pass those practices on to their own
children one day.
For more information on Twenty-First
Century Community Learning Centers and
Safe Schools/Healthy Students contact Kathy
Hartman at the Putnam County Educational
Service Center (ext. 3024). You can also visit
PutnamSafeStudents.org or join them on
Facebook.
SERVICE LEARNING
PROJECT
This article was
researched, written and
edited by Casey Boehm,
Tricia Calka, Joe Donavon,
Laura Gould, Morgan
Hamilton, Ross Jankowski,
Elizabeth Kise, Molly Lad-
hoff, Hannah Niese, Kayla
Patterson, Lindsey Powell,
Celeste Smith, Kelsey
Smith, Paul Semmes, Katie
Steuer under the guidance
of Ann Westrick as part of
a service learning project
in General Studies Writing
1110 at Bowling Green
State University.
• Submitted photo
Leipsic students enjoy an outdoor activity last year during their after-school program.
Ottoville students are busy making cards as part of their
after-school activity last year.
By NANCY KLINE
nkline@putnamvoice.com
419-231-2444
OTTAWA — Flood waters had
not even receded in Ottawa when
Chas and Beth Myers stepped
forward to help flood victims in
Ottawa. Five years later they are
still volunteering their time to help
others have a safe and affordable
home through Putnam County
Habitat for Humanity, which they
were instrumental in developing.
The Myers, both 2012 Jefferson
Award winners, feel fortunate they
can use skills from their profes-
sions toward helping to make Put-
nam County Habitat for Humanity
continue to develop and succeed.
“How can you not do it,” Beth,
a former guidance counselor with
computer skills, said about her vol-
unteer work with flood relief and
Habitat for Humanity. Chas agrees.
While flood waters were still
high in Ottawa in 2007, the couple
along with their neighbor Randy
Basinger, who nominated them
for the Jefferson Award, saw the
houses filled with water.
Only a few days after the waters
crested, Chas agreed to be a site
coordinator for the Presbyterian
Disaster Assistance (PDA) pro-
gram that provided teams of volun-
teers to come into the community
and help with the flood relief. The
PDA worked on 20 homes in the
area over an 18-month period.
“We had so many people locally
who were willing to help us with
these teams,” Chas said. “It was
then we were probably build-
ing the base of the pyramid that
would become the workers for
Habitat homes.”
While working on major renova-
tions to homes damaged by the
flood, Chas said it was said “If we
don’t start a Habitat group here
now, we will never do it.”
Both Chas and Beth agreed to be
part of a group that used their spe-
cial skills in doing the preliminary
work to become a local affiliate.
“It took 18 months of research
and compiling the necessary paper
work,” Beth said. “I had back-
ground in working on computers
so it was only natural that I would
work on compiling the documenta-
tion,” Referring to the countless
hours of volunteer work by others
in the group Beth noted that “many
hands make light work.”
Beth began by doing the com-
puter work at home, but eventu-
ally was provided an office at the
Ottawa Presbyterian Church, who
offered the space rent-free.
In the meantime Chas, a retired
band instructor, was using his peo-
ple skills and skills he refers to as
“facilitator.” to help set up commit-
tees and provide information to the
public about Habitat for Humanity.
“I have a saying I live by,” he said
“Leaders do what needs to be done,
when it needs to be done, whether
they want to or not, without being
asked.”
Since the inception of the Putnam
County Habitat for Humanity in
2009, the Myers continues to devote
countless hours with the organiza-
tion. Chas’s leadership as President
of the organization has encouraged
the recruitment of residents to
become involved in board and com-
mittee work as well as construction
projects. Beth has given countless
hours to the organizational and
paper work detail that is so neces-
sary for all organizations.
Their efforts combined with oth-
ers brought about the successful
construction of three habitat homes
in Putnam County, with plans for
two more to be constructed in 2012.
Beth said she works six days
a week in the Habitat office. “If I
don’t I get behind,” she admits.
Chas said he has no idea how
many hours he works with Habitat
but joins Beth in saying there are
many, many people who have made
the local Habitat successful.
“I feel it’s important for me to get
information out to the committee
chairs and help them coordinate
their responsibilities,” he said.
“I think that’s been one of my
biggest surprises working with this
group” Beth said. “I have met so
many nice people.” She said once
she retired, she expected to slow
down, but doesn’t mind the volun-
teer work she does.
Chas said his biggest award for
the volunteer work he does is
watching families getting into a
clean, healthy house.
Beth is also a church organist, and
serves on the Putnam County Library
Board and Pathways Board. Chas is
a member of the Ottawa Food Pantry
Board, and a few years ago chaired
the fundraising campaign to build a
new Boy Scout house in Ottawa.
If you want to go fast, go alone,”
Chas said. “If you want to go far, go
as a group.”
He and Beth said they feel they
are accepting the Jefferson award
on behalf of the 100’s of volunteers
who have made Putnam County
Habitat for Humanity a success.
NEIGHBORS
LETTERS
COURT RECORD
Ottawa couple receive Jefferson Award
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Putnam County
Common Pleas Court
Dispositions/March 22
Vickie L. Rayle, 53, 303
S. Third St., Continental,
was sentenced to 30 days
in jail for two counts traffick-
ing in drugs and permitting
drug abuse. She was given
credit for one day served and
placed on community con-
trol for three years. She was
fined $250, was ordered to
complete 200 hours’ com-
munity service, and pay $350
to the MAN unit. Her driver’s
license was suspended for
six months. Rayle was origi-
nally charged with five counts
trafficking in drugs and per-
mitting drug abuse.
New Cases
Paw Prints, LLC, Leipsic, v.
Danielle Shively, Leipsic; civil
other.
US Bank National Associa-
tion, Owensboro, Ky., v. Gary
R. Matthews, Cloverdale, and
Carol Matthews, Cloverdale;
foreclosure.
Bernice F. Ruhe, Ottawa, v.
Stephen Buehrer, administra-
tor of Ohio Bureau of Workers
Compensation, Columbus;
workers compensation.
Putnam County Municipal
Court
Dispositions/March 13
Nicole Carder, 22, 737 Oak
Street, Lima, pleaded no con-
test to criminal damaging and
was found guilty. Sentence:
30 days jail, $150 fine, with
30 days jail suspended and
restitution of $90.
Judgments/March 19
Discover Bank, Hebron,
Ky., default judgment v. Todd
J. Darby, Columbus Grove,
$4,117.58, plus interest and
costs.
Dispositions/March 20
Stephanie R. Phillips, 28,
21033 Road D, Continen-
tal, pleaded no contest to
attempted trafficking in drugs
and was found guilty. Sen-
tence: 180 days jail, $1,000
fine, with 150 days jail and
$750 suspended.
Judgments/March 20
Credit Adjustments, Inc.,
Defiance, default judgment v.
Victor Paniagua, Continental,
$506.20, plus interest and
costs.
Credit Adjustments, Inc.,
Defiance, default judgment v.
Andrea Schroeder, Fort Jen-
nings, $885.30, plus interest
and costs.
Dispositions/March 22
John H. Zollner, 44, 15644
Road L, Ottawa, pleaded
guilty to first-offense OVI.
Sentence: Six points, 180
days jail, $750 fine, one-year
license suspension, with
177 days jail and $375 sus-
pended, and credit for three
days jail upon completion of
DIP program. Charges of no
operator’s license and lighted
lights were dismissed.
Marcelo Hernandez, 47,
32 W. Broadway St., Leipsic,
pleaded no contest to theft
and was found guilty. Sen-
tence: 180 days jail, $250
fine, with 180 days jail sus-
pended, and 40 hours’ com-
munity service, with assess-
ment at Pathways Counseling
Center, or equivalent.
Joshua L. Lawrence, 18,
9724 Road N8, Ottawa,
pleaded no contest to receiv-
ing stolen property and was
found guilty. Sentence: 180
days jail, $250 fine, with
178 days jail suspended, 40
hours’ community service,
and restitution of $47 to
ODOT.
Judgments/March 22
Orthopaedic Institute of
Ohio, Lima, default judgment
v. Constance S. Carnahan,
Fort Jennings, $813.34, plus
interest and costs.
Capital One Bank, Rich-
mond, Va., default judgment
v. Flavel G. Vanpelt, Jr., Colum-
bus Grove, $3,606.72, plus
interest and costs.
Blanchard Valley Pathology,
Findlay, default judgment v.
Kevin Peth, Columbus Grove,
and Sheila L. Peth, Columbus
Grove, $120.91, plus interest
and costs.
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March 28 - April 3, 2012
Jefferson Award winners, Chas and Beth Myers, pose for in front of two Habitat for Humanity homes in
Ottawa. Chas is the president and Beth is the assistant secretary and office manager of Putnam County
Habitat for Humanity.
Widening Road 5 not
plain and simple idea
To the Editor,
Mr. Bridenbaugh’s letter to the edi-
tor says it is plain and simple that
Road 5 should be widened. I don’t
think it is quite that plain and simple
since Mr. Bridenbaugh neglected to
mention that as a resident of Road 6
he has a vested interest in the selec-
tion of Road 5 as a dedicated truck
route. Road 6 was one of the alterna-
tive routes originally considered and
not surprisingly he had a much dif-
ferent view of things when the truck
traffic might be roaring by his home.
This view was expressed in a written
response by Daryl Bridenbaugh to
Mr. Recker on October 8, 2000, fol-
lowing a public meeting attended by
County Road 6 residents opposed to
the selection of their road. Apparently
due to the opposition by residents
of Road 6, Road 5 was selected. Mr.
Bridenbaugh wrote a two page letter
listing the reasons Road 6 should not
be selected. In the interest of brev-
ity I will quote just 2 sentences of
the letter which is a matter of public
record. “While I realize that many
people face the same issues each
year, our home is of value sentimen-
tally and historically.” I am opposed
to using any part of County Road 6
as the extension of State Route 696,
the traffic along that road is already
uncontrolled.”
The accidents that are occurring at
Road 5 are at the intersection of Road
5 and Route 224 and the widening
will only make things worse by increas-
ing the amount of traffic crossing
Route 224. There have been 2 recent
accidents involving semi trucks at the
intersection. One on Tuesday and one
on January 10th. The sheriff stated
at the recent meeting with congress-
man Latta that the widening of road 5
would not help the accidents as there
is a clear view at the intersection of
Road 5 and State Route. 224.
I wonder where Mr. Bridenbaugh is
getting his information regarding the
additional travel time of one to two
hours. The Poggemeyer traffic study
commissioned by Putnam County indi-
cates that travel time on State Route
65 is 42 minutes, on Road 5 is 35
minutes and Road 6 is 33 minutes. If
he is so concerned about shortening
the trip for truckers Road 6 should
have priority over Road 5 due to the
2 minute shorter travel time.
Since Mr. Bridenbaugh is in favor
of the commissioners serving all of
the county’s 30,000 residents and he
wants to see Putnam County prosper
and the roadways improved I’m cer-
tain that he would be happy to accept
the fair appraisal price offered by the
county for his property on Road 6.
This would then be a great relief to
Commissioner Schroeder since the
Road 5 residents will not “be looking
for money” as he suggested in the
Putnam County Sentinel on March 7th
when asked why residents were not
informed of the commission meet-
ing approving seizure of the proper-
ties required for road construction
to begin. Commissioner Schroeder
apparently believes that the problem
with notifying those affected “would
encourage more people to hold up
and force this process because they
want more money”. I can assure Com-
missioner Schroeder that my family
wants none of the county’s money; we
just want the project to go away.
It’s interesting that Mr. Bridenbaugh
is of the mindset that fighting to
retain the quality of rural environment
and the safety of Road 5 residents
is “immature badgering” when done
by Road 5 residents. Our family
home is the site of the old Crawfis
Crawfis College; does he think that
our homes have any less historical or
sentimental value than his?
— Carol Nienberg Reynolds
Las Vegas, Nev.
Flooding is more than
an Ottawa issue
To the editor,
I don’t understand why our county
officials cannot understand the
economic impact of the flooding in
Hancock and Putnam County. They
argue that they can’t do things that
will benefit a single village or town-
ship. Why then do they not think
twice about allowing tax abatements
and tax incentives for businesses?
Doesn’t this benefit the particular vil-
lage or township that the business is
located in? Not only that, but it ben-
efits a particular business/taxpayer.
They will argue that it benefits the
whole county by job creation and job
retention.
Mitigating the flood issues in the
county is no different. The small busi-
ness that I am involved with not only
has employees from Ottawa but also
employs individuals from Miller City,
Ft Jennings, Kalida, Pandora, Conti-
nental, as well as Deshler in Henry
County. Would the commissioners be
willing to give the residents and busi-
nesses that are affected by the flood-
ing a 10 year real estate tax abate-
ment that we could use to pay in to
a fund that would help with the flood
mitigation and reduction? The state
seems to understand the economic
impact as they have recently allotted
another $3 million to help with the
flood mitigation.
Having highways and roads closed
at various times during the year has
to be a hindrance to job creation
and job retention as deliveries and
shipments to and from our local fac-
tories are affected during these peri-
ods of flooding. If nothing is done
to help reduce and mitigate the
counties flood issues, you will see
a continuous reduction in the taxing
base as businesses and residents
leave the county.
Many of us have endured 5 and 6
figure losses from the flood in 2007.
But I don’t know too many of us that
will endure that again.
You would think our county trea-
surer would be concerned about
a shrinking tax base. (A house in
my neighborhood recently sold for
$15,000 less than it was purchased
for 11 years ago) Those who remain
in the county will be stuck with more
of a tax burden.
The only thing I can figure out by
our county officials reluctance to
help support and participate in flood
reduction and mitigation is their will-
ingness to continue to double real
estate taxes for farmers to make up
for the lost tax revenue from Ottawa
and other areas in the county that
are affected by flooding.
— Fred Schroeder
Ottawa
Election support
appreciated
To the editor,
The successful recent election in
Putnam County is the result of many
people working together as a team.
This team is made up of a myriad of
players, including our Board mem-
bers, office personnel, Ohio Sec-
retary of State personnel, precinct
election officials, rovers, night work-
ers, township officials and person-
nel, village officials and personnel,
persons and organizations providing
the use of their facilities for polling
locations, other County offices and
their personnel, volunteers who help
the presiding judges load the sup-
plies, law enforcement, and local
businesses and media. Each of you
is very important to elections held
in Putnam County; therefore, we
wanted to take a moment to publicly
recognize you, your hard work, your
dedication, and your generosity. Suc-
cessful elections would not be pos-
sible without you. We want to let all
of you know that your help is invalu-
able. We sincerely appreciate each
and every one of you, and we look
forward to working with you again in
the future.
With appreciation and sincere
regard,
— Karen Lammers
and Shelly Burkhart
Putnam County Board of Elections
SAY WHAT ?!?!
Art classes offered
at Schroeder Center
for the Arts
The Schroeder Center for
the Arts is now accepting
registrations for two classes
scheduled for April. Bruce
Stowe will teach a beginners
watercolor class entitled
“Water Birds in Watercolor”
on Thursday, April 19, from
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A linocut
printmaking class, instructed
by Joey Hoffman, is sched-
uled for Thursday, April 26,
from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The
fee for each class is $39. To
register for classes, and for
more information, call 419-
615-2298.
Beginning Monday, April
16, the art center will be
open to the public each
Monday and Wednesday
evening from 7 to 9 p.m.
During these hours, mem-
bers of the Blanchard River
Art Guild will host an “Open
Arts Session” designed to
encourage the community
to try new art techniques
and to provide area artists
and art enthusiasts with an
enjoyable, no-pressure, sup-
portive environment which
encourages creativity. Open
Arts Session participants will
bring their own art materials.
A fee of $10 will be charged
for each drop-in session. No
preregistration required.
Glandorf CL of C
hosting annual
bake sale
Glandorf CL of C will host
their annual bake sale on
Friday, April 6, from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m.
The sale will feature Eas-
ter eggs, noodles, pies, cakes
and other baked items.
The sale will be held at the
Glandorf City Building.
Challenge
Champions
seeking volunteers
OTTAWA — Challenged
Champions Equestrian Cen-
ter (a therapeutic horseback
riding center) located on
road 6 outside of Ottawa
is once again rounding up
volunteers. We are looking
for help with our spring
classes, which will begin
April 9 and are held Monday
– Wednesday evenings from
5 - 8 p.m., and Thursday eve-
nings from 6 - 8 p.m. This is
a ten-week session ending
June 14. Volunteers must
be at least fourteen and
no prior experience with
horses is required. Training
will be provided. We ask
that you pick one evening
to help (you may choose to
do one, two or three hours)
and commit to coming that
same time each week for
the ten-week period. For
more information call Lau-
rie Agner - Volunteer Coor-
dinator at 419-235-0626. Also
check out our website at
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Disabilities Resource
Fair set for April 19
OTTAWA — The Putnam
County Autism/Disabilities
Collaborative is offering a
FREE Resource Fair for
families and professionals.
This event will be Thurs-
day, April 19, at the Putnam
County Educational Service
Center (across from the
YMCA). It is an Open House
from 6 - 8 pm.
Agencies will be available
with information on therapy,
technology, services, fam-
ily and education support,
financial assistance, family
activities and events, and
other resources related to
persons with disabilities.
Speakers will present
information on use of tech-
nology using iPads/iPods and
other devices. Refreshments
and door prize drawings will
be available.
For more detailed infor-
mation, please go to http://
putnam.noacsc.org and click
on Upcoming Events, or con-
tact Marcie Osborn or Tim
Calvelage at 419-523-5951.
Tickets on sale for
O-G dinner theater
Ottawa-Glandorf High
School Annual Dinner The-
ater presents “Heartbreak
Hotel” on April 12-15, 2012
which will feature music
from many different genres
and eras. Call the OGHS to
purchase tickets at 419/523-
5702. Dinner and show - $17
adults, $10 children. Show
only (bleacher seats) - $8.
Upcoming events
at the library
Movie Night at the Library
The Putnam County Dis-
trict Library in Ottawa will
have a movie for teenagers
and adults on Tues. April 10
at 6:00 p.m. Due to licensing
we can not post the movie
title outside the library. HINT
... A tragic sinking of a ship.
All are welcome to see this
free movie. This program is
sponsored by The Friends of
the Putnam County District
Library. For any questions
call the Ottawa Library at
419-523-3747.
Build a Healthy Plate
Programs
The Putnam County Dis-
trict Library is having “Build
a Healthy Plate” program
at four library locations.
Attend one of the following
programs: Thursday, April 12
at 2 p.m. - Columbus Grove
Location ; Thursday, April 12
at 4 p.m. - Continental Loca-
tion ; Wednesday April 18 at
1 p.m. - Pandora-Riley Loca-
tion ; Wednesday, April 18 at
4:30 p.m. at Leipsic Edwards-
Gamper Memorial Location.
Mona Lisa Hoffman from
the OSU Extension Office
will discuss how to use
the USDAs “My Plate For
A Healthier You” and have
samples. All are welcome to
attend this free program but
registration is preferred to
insure ample supplies. Please
call the Columbus Grove
Library at 419-659-2355,
Continental Library at 419-
596-3727, Pandora library at
419-384-3232, Leipsic Library
at 419-943-2604 to register.
WATCH FOR IT
FORT JENNINGS — On
Saturday March 24, the Dis-
trict Science Fair was held
at Ohio Northern University
in Ada, Ohio. Students from
Northwest Ohio who had
received top scores in their
local or county science fairs
were eligible to participate in
the District Fair.
Fort Jennings sent 19
students to the District Sci-
ence Fair. Each student was
asked to give a short presen-
tation to a pair of judges that
included science teachers,
professors, college students,
and industry experts. Judg-
ing for Special Awards was
also done by another set of
judges throughout the morn-
ing.
Five students from Fort
Jennings received a Superior
rating and will be attending
the Ohio Academy of Science
State Science Day held at
Ohio State University on May
5th. These students included
Junior Kristen Maag, Fresh-
man Emily Klir, 8th graders
Jeremy Smith and Kyle Hell-
man, and 7th grader Cody
VonLehmden.
Other students attending
District Science Day and
receiving Excellent ratings
are:
Jenna Calvelage, Keri Eick-
holt, Sarah Hellman, Alyssa
Wiedeman, Isaac Fischbach,
Aaron Neidert, Renee Kraner,
Alex Sealts, Dillon Schim-
moeller, Erin Eickholt, Kyle
Maag, Jordan Neidert, Quin-
ton Neidert, and Troy Ricker.
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Fort Jennings sends
19 students to
district science fair
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By BETH L. JOKINEN
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419-993-2093
LEIPSIC — A Findlay
schools assistant prin-
cipal will take over as
superintendent of Leipsic
schools this summer.
The Leipsic school
board has high hopes for
Greg Williamson, who
board President Brad
Schroeder described as
passionate and someone
with lots of energy.
“He is going to be strong
with curriculum and pro-
gramming,” Schroeder
said. “Under his direction
we look to make some
pretty strong improve-
ment with our curriculum
and use of technology.”
The board approved a
three-year contract for
Williamson. He replaces
Alice Dewar, who
announced earlier in
the school year that she
would retire at the end
of the year. She’s been
in education for 41 years,
most of those at Leipsic.
She became superinten-
dent in 2005.
Eighteen people applied
for the position and the
board interviewed seven.
Williamson will take over
Aug. 1. His base salary
will be $90,000.
Williamson has been
assistant principal at
Findlay High School for
six years. He was previ-
ously high school prin-
cipal in McComb for six
years. Williamson has also
served as assistant princi-
pal at Glenwood Elemen-
tary School in Findlay. He
started his career teach-
ing at Old Fort schools.
Williamson could not
be reached for comment
Thursday.
You can comment on this
story at www.limaohio.com.
Leipsic
schools
fills top spot
Greg Williamson
• Six years as Findlay High
School assistant principal
• Six years as McComb
High School principal
• Also assistant principal
at Glenwood Elementary
School in Findlay and
teacher at Old Fort schools
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COMMUNITY
The Ottoville Competition Cheer-
leaders have had another very suc-
cessful year of competing since
their first competition in July 2011.
The path has not been without hard
work and dedication as their sched-
ule consists of approximately 12
hours a week on top of classes with
their tumbling coaches, Joe & Tracy
Dunn (Findlay Cheer Elite).
The team took a short break from
competing to prepare for the boys
basketball season but were back at
it by January in preparation of hopes
of making it to the State Champion-
ships. The OHS cheer team com-
peted at the Mindi Justice Scholar-
ship Competition held in January
and were named the winner of the
large varsity division as well as the
Grand Champions of the entire com-
petition. This put them well on track
to compete at the Div.IV Northwest
Regionals held at Anthony Wayne
High School in February. Receiving
a well above percentage require-
ment to compete for the State title,
the decision was made to keep add-
ing difficulty into this already!
The packed 2:30 time limited rou-
tine prior to State as the competi-
tion only gets tougher. With only 12
members on the team, it puts the
pressure on each of them to step
up to the plate. Competing at the
State finals held on March 4 in St.
Johns Arena Columbus, OH, and
being announced for the 2nd time
in Ottoville history, back to back,
OASSA Div.IV State Champions was
something they will never forget.
They were welcomed home with a
fire truck celebration through town
with many family and friends as
well as members of their basketball
teams and mini cheer team. Since
then the team has been preparing
for the COA National competition
to be held at the Gaylord Palms in
Orlando, Florida on April 4-8. They
would like to thank Father John,
Hubie Byrne and the Ottoville Par-
ish Center for the use of the gym
and for a very generous donator for
purchasing an entire cheer floor for
the team, which both have been very
crucial in their success!
Members of the team include
Haylee Koester, April Horstman,
Kendra Koester, Kendra Krouskop,
Jenna Warnecke, Marissa Pohlabel,
Alyssa DeLong, Caitlyn Landin, Kai-
tlyn Ditto, Brittany Foster, Megan
Lambert andAnna Bendele.
The team is coached by Tammy
Koester and Bernetta Geise
CONTINENTAL — A
ground breaking ceremony
for Putnam County Habitat
for Humanity’s fourth home
was held Sunday in Conti-
nental. The home will be
constructed in partnership
with the Soto family. A public
reception was held following
the ceremony at Continental
United Methodist Church.
“This is a special day for
special people,” said Conti-
nental Mayor Terry Dockery.
Habitat President Chas
Myers said this is actually
the sixth house the Putnam
County Habitat has helped
build. “We also provided
funds for two homes built in
Haiti,” he said.
Putnam County Habitat for
Humanity will start construc-
tion of the Continental home
in early April. Habitat homes
are built with volunteer labor
and sold to partner families
who invest 350 sweat equity
hours in helping build their
own home. The home will be
built next to the Continental
Library to Energy Star 3.0
specifications and will meet
Enterprise Green Commu-
nity standards.
Habitat for Humanity is an
ecumenical Christian hous-
ing ministry that seeks to
eliminate poverty housing
from our communities, our
nation and our world. Habi-
tat partners with low-income
families to build, own and
maintain simple, decent
affordable homes. Since it’s
founding in 1976, Habitat for
Humanity International has
built over 500,000 homes
around the world, housing
over 2 million people.
HIGH SCHOOL
Ottoville cheerleaders win state championship
Habitat breaks ground in Continental
OTTAWA — It’s been a
tradition for 36 years at
Sts. Peter and Paul School
in Ottawa. When spring
arrives, the sixth graders
and their teachers pack
their bags and go camping.
The class traveled to Camp
Michindoh near Hillsdale,
Mich., for a week of Out-
door Education.
Classes at camp include
some of the favorites: Rep-
tiles and Amphibians,
Creepy Critters, Michigan
Settlers, Canoeing, and a
Pioneer Craft Fair. The Low
Challenge Course promotes
teamwork and cooperation.
In Outdoor Living Skills, the
students practice building a
shelter and making a fire.
The students make new
friends at camp, enjoy being
with old friends, and have
a better understanding of
themselves when they return
home. The students create
memories that will last a life-
time.
The sixth graders owe a
big thank you to three par-
ents who went to camp
with them for the week
and served as cabin Lead-
ers. Their thanks go to John
Schaub, Leon Fuerst, and
Mary Glavich.
SPPS sixth graders go camping
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NANCY KLINE • PutnamVoice
A groundbreaking for the fourth house to be built by the
Putnam County Habitat for Humanity was held Sunday
In Continental. Taking part in the program were (l-r)
Continental mayor Terry Dockery, family advocate Becky
Leader, construction manager Paul Recker and partner
family members Hannah Soto, Nathan Soto, Amey Brown
and Pedro Soto Jr.
CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION
• Submitted photo
Members of the Ottoville cheer team are (from left), Haylee Koester,
April Horstman, Kendra Koester, Kendra Krouskop, Jenna Warnecke,
Marissa Pohlabel, Alyssa DeLong, Caitlyn Landin, Kaitlyn Ditto, Brit-
tany Foster, Megan Lambert and Anna Bendele.
• Submitted photos
Sixth graders at SS Peter and Paul Catholic School enjoy a low challenge course to
promotes teamwork and cooperation during the annual camping trip taken by the sixth
graders at the school.
Classes during the camp-
ing trip by sixth graders at
SS. Peter and Paul include
instruction on reptiles,
amphibians.
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Betty Biery
Betty Biery, 95, of Mount
Cory and Hilty Memorial
Home, Pandora, died at
2:30 a.m. March 25, 2012,
at Bluffton Community
Hospital, Bluffton.
She was born March 24,
1917, to Marion R. and Hazel
Sherrard Pierman, who pre-
ceded her in death. On Feb.
25, 1939, she married Rollin
Biery, who died Feb. 25,
2005, after 66 years of mar-
riage.
Mrs. Biery graduated in
1935 from Pandora High
School and in 1937 from
Tiffin Business College. She
worked at Ohio Power in
Lima and Triplett Electrical
in Bluffton. She was a home-
maker and farm wife and
served in many church-
related and community-ser-
vice activities. She was an
enthusiastic supporter and
Christian role model for her
children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. She
was a member of St. John
Mennonite Church, Pandora,
and the Homebuilders
Sunday School Class.
Survivors included three
sons, Dean (Joan) Biery, of
Rawson, Richard (Janet)
Biery, of Green Valley, Ariz.,
and Dale (Teresa) Biery,
of Fort Worth, Texas; nine
grandchildren, Mike (Kathy)
and Mark (Lynette) Biery,
Beth (Chris) White, Barbara
(Dan) Kirk, David (Jennifer)
and Darren (Jennica) Biery,
Karen (Brian) Galliers,
Samantha (James) Hatton,
and Matthew Lawrence; and
12 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death
by a daughter-in-law, Phyllis
Biery; and sister, Louise
Diller.
Services will begin at 10:30
a.m. Wednesday at Chiles-
Laman Funeral & Cremation
Services, Bluffton. Pastor
Lynn Thompson will offi-
ciate. Burial will be in the
Harmon Cemetery, Gilboa.
Memorial contributions
may be made to the Mission
Committee at St. John
Mennonite Church, Pandora.
Condolences may be
expressed at chiles-lamanfh.
com.
COLUMBUS GROVE
Gordon L.
“Gordie” Reynolds
Gordon L. “Gordie”
Reynolds, 65, died at 1:15
p.m. March 19, 2012, at
The Meadows of Kalida in
Kalida.
He was born Feb. 10,
1947, in Lima to Gordon
R. Reynolds and Patricia
Bowers Reynolds Taylor,
who preceded him in death.
He had been married to
Sharon Bryan, who survives
in Columbus Grove.
Mr. Reynolds was a grad-
uate of Elida High School,
Elida, where he was an excel-
lent trumpet player in the
band. He was a Marine Corps
veteran of the Vietnam War,
serving four years. He retired
in 2004 from Ford Motor Co.
Lima Engine Plant, after 35
years. He was a member of
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 1275, Lima. He enjoyed
boating with his family on
the Coldwater, Mich., chain
of lakes.
Survivors also include two
daughters, Jodi (Terry) Turn-
wald, of Ottoville, and Kris-
tie (Dave) Neace, of Colum-
bus Grove; a sister, Claudia
(Andy) Bolinger, of Sidney;
and six grandchildren, Josh
Turnwald, Hunter Reynolds,
Maddie Turnwald, Skylar
Turnwald, Preston Reynolds
and Rilie Neace.
He was preceded in death
by a brother, Robert Reyn-
olds.
Services were held Friday
at Hartman Sons Funeral
Home, Columbus Grove,
with military rites by Ameri-
can Legion Post 516 and
VFW Post 9648. Pastor Tom
Golden officiated.
Memorial contributions
may be made to Putnam
County Hospice.
COLUMBUS GROVE
Charles M. “Chuck”
Cady
Charles M. “Chuck” Cady,
71, died at 9 p.m. March 21,
2012, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 14, 1940,
in Lima to James and Maxine
McClain Cady. His father
preceded him in death. His
mother survives in Lima.
Mr. Cady was a member of
Pandora Church of Christ,
Pandora. He was an avid out-
doorsman, who enjoyed fish-
ing and hunting, and could
grow anything in his garden.
He will be remembered for
his good sense of humor and
knowledge of current events.
Survivors also include
a son, Tim (Judy) Cady, of
Centerville; a daughter, Pam
(Tim) Funk, of Pandora;
three grandchildren, Steven
Cady, Sarah Cady and
Joseph Edens; his beloved
pet, Buddy; two brothers,
James (Leslie) Cady, of
Bowling Green, and David
(Pat) Cady, of Lima; three sis-
ters, Barbara (Joe) Binkley
and Betty (Glenn) Mumper-
Bresler, both of Lima, and
Beverly (Max) Zizelman, of
Celina; and several nieces
and nephews.
He was preceded in death
by a granddaughter, Christy
Edens.
Services were held Satur-
day at Chiles-Laman Funeral
& Cremation Services, East-
side Chapel. Pastor Steven
Holbrook officiated. Burial
of the cremains will be at a
later date in Memorial Park
Cemetery.
Friends may call from 1
p.m. until time of services
Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions
may be made to the family.
Condolences may be
expressed at chiles-lamanfh.
com.
VAUGHNSVILLE
Leatrice J.
Sybert
Leatrice J. Sybert, 76, died
at 4:50 a.m. March 19, 2012,
at Kindred Hospital, Lima.
She was born Sept. 12,
1935, in Prestonsburg, Ky.,
to Grover and Belva Patrick
Johnson, who preceded her
in death. On Jan. 28, 1961, she
married Paul L. Sybert, who
survives in Vaughnsville.
Mrs. Sybert was a home-
maker and had been a pho-
tographer for Olan Mills
Co. She was a member of
Vaughnsville Community
Church. She was a mem-
ber of the Motor Maids of
America, a ladies motorcycle
club.
Survivors also include two
sons, Bruce (Sheri) Sybert
and Earl Eberle, both of
Vaughnsville; a daughter,
Pauletta Steve Wiener, of
Vaughnsville; four broth-
ers, Phillip Johnson, of Van
Cleave, Miss., James (Deb)
Johnson, of Munfordville,
Ky., Grover (Teresa) John-
son, of Van Cleave, Miss., and
Earl (Carmelita) Johnson, of
Cridersville; five sisters, Iona
(Ron) Roberts, of Columbus
Grove, Olive (Mel) Bachman,
of Glendale, Ariz., Kathy
(John) Diehl, of Lakeview,
Bessie (Wilbur) Turner, of
Delphos, and Teresa (Junior)
Akers, of Banner, Ky.; 11
grandchildren, Matthew
(Kim) Maas, Jessica (Tay-
lor) Brinkman, Jamie Maas,
Lenore Wiener, Wyatt Syb-
ert, Rylee Sybert, Jon Wie-
ner, Justin Wiener, Sabrina
Eberle, Eric (Melissa) Eley
and Chad (Valerie) Eley; and
three great-grandchildren,
Landen Eberle, Caleb Eley
and Ella Eley.
She was preceded in death
by a daughter, Christine D.
Maas; a grandson, Colton
Sybert; and two sisters, Ava-
lon Shepherd and Elouise
Griffith.
Services were held Friday
at Hartman Sons Funeral
Home, Columbus Grove.
Pastor Thomas Brown offici-
ated.
Memorial contributions
may be made to Vaughnsville
Community Church.
OTTOVILLE
Margaret B.
Otte Metzger
Margaret B. Otte Metzger,
91, of Dayton, formerly of
Ottoville, died March 16,
2012.
She was born Dec. 7, 1920,
in Ottoville Gerhard and
Barbara Thithoff Otte, who
preceded her in death.
Mrs. Metzger loved travel-
ing with her family. She col-
lected salt and pepper shak-
ers, was a wonderful cook
and totally loved spoiling her
grandchildren.
Survivors include three
children, Brother Robert
J. Metzger, of Washington,
D.C., Barbara A. Metzger,
of Moraine, and Gerard
L. Metzger, of West
Carrollton; a son-in-law,
Tom McDonald; five grand-
children, Kathy (Mike)
Moddeman, Christopher
(Nicole) McDonald, Becky
(Timmy) Myers, Tommy
(Amber) McDonald and
Sean (Sarah) McDonald; 13
great-grandchildren, Abby,
Will and Jacob Moddeman,
Noah, Jackson and Andrew
McDonald, Marly Hargis,
Hannah, Kevin and Zach
Myers, Aidan and Trevor
McDonald, and Braeden
McDonald; a sister, Mary
Ann Otte, of Washington
Township; her beloved
granddog, Rocky; and sever-
al other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in
death by a daughter, Marilyn
McDonald; and eight siblings,
Marcille Boerger, Euletta
Weber, Elvira Bodkins, and
Henry, Gerhard, Elmer, Leo,
and Elizabeth “Betty” Otte.
Mass of Christian Burial
was held Saturday at St.
Henry Catholic Church,
Dayton. Burial was in Calvary
Cemetery.
Arrangements were han-
dled by Newcomer Funeral
Home South Chapel,
Kettering.
Memorial contributions
may be made to Marianist
Mission, 4435 E. Patterson
Road, Dayton, OH 45430.
Condolences may be
expressed at Newcomer
Dayton.com.
The family would like to
thank the staff at Miami
Valley Hospital, Liberty
Retirement Community of
Washington Township and
Hospice of Dayton for their
loving care.
OTTAWA
Helen L.
Utendorf
Helen L. Utendorf, 90, died
at 6 a.m. March 24, 2012, at
St. Rita’s Medical Center.
She was born Jan. 27, 1922,
in Columbus Grove to Hugo
and Anna Meyer Recker,
who preceded her in death.
On May 7, 1941, she mar-
ried William P. Utendorf, who
died Aug. 2, 2001.
Mrs. Utendorf was a home-
maker and also worked with
her husband on their family
farm. She was a member of
SS. Peter & Paul Catholic
Church, Ottawa, and its Altar
Rosary Society. She was a
loving mother, grandmother
and great-grandmother. She
enjoyed quilting and flower
gardening.
Survivors include seven
children, William (Joan)
Utendorf Jr., of Ottawa,
Janice (Roger) Stemen, of
Ottawa, Judy (Dan) Siefker,
of Ottawa, James (Linda)
Utendorf, of Grover Hill,
Mick (Dennis) Brickner,
of Glandorf, Roger (Judy)
Utendorf, of Ottawa, and
Steven (Carla) Utendorf, of
Glandorf; 22 grandchildren;
23 great-grandchildren;
five stepgrandchildren; 13
stepgreat-grandchildren; a
son-in-law, Dan Lammers,
of Findlay; a daughter-
in-law, Carol Utendorf, of
Ottawa; three sisters, Verna
Hohenbrink and Velma
Salisbury, both of Ottawa,
and Carol Baldauf, of
Mendon; and a sister-in-law,
Janet Recker, of Ottawa.
She was preceded in
death by a daughter, Donna
Lammers; a son, Gary
Utendorf; two grandchildren;
four brothers, Carl, Daniel,
Leonard and Hugo Recker
Jr.; and three sisters, Eva
Dulle, Emogene Buckland
and Alberta Maas.
Mass of Christian Burial
was held Monday at SS.
Peter & Paul Catholic
Church, Ottawa. The Rev.
Matt Jozefiak and the Rev.
George Wenzinger officiat-
ed. Burial was in the church
cemetery.
Memorial contributions
may be made to SS. Peter &
Paul School Endowment.
Condolences may be
expressed at lovefuneral
home.com.
Arrangements are by Love
Funeral Home, Ottawa.
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p.m. sharp (New start time). The event will be held at the
Glandorf Park. The even is for three age groups.
Last chance to buy Ottoville book
The book “The History of Ottoville 1846-2003,” by Rita
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6. Kuwaiti, e.g.
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16. Airy
17. Small, long-tailed Old
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18. Black mineral, MnO(OH)
20. Small bell-shaped bomb
22. Cold cuts, e.g.
23. Branch
24. As fast as possible (music)
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27. Balaam’s mount
28. “Dig in!”
29. Wanton
31. Boredom
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39. Particular, for short
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41. Male sheep
45. “Wheel of Fortune” buy (2 wd)
46. Telekinesis, e.g.
49. “To ______ is human ...”
50. Fertilization
53. Pilot’s announcement,
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54. Comparative word
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56. Power
59. About to explode
60. Coastal raptor
61. Antares, for one
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63. Medical advice, often
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9. Having two spouses simul-
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10. “My boy”
11. Beekeeper
12. Courtroom do-overs
13. Buttercup family member
19. Above
21. Goddess of the hunt
25. Bowl over
30. Abounding
31. Carve in stone
32. Altar avowal (2 wd)
34. Crack
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37. Hard outer layer of cheese
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43. Discuss again
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PANDORA — Grace Mennonite Church
in Pandora will be holding their annual
Holy Week Services on April 1 and 2. The
speaker this year is Janeen Bertsche John-
son, Campus Pastor at Associated Menno-
nite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana.
The series ,”Seeking the Mind of Christ,”
will explore Philippians 2:5-11 and what it
means to “let the same mind be in you that
was in Christ Jesus,” She will be preach-
ing at the Palm Sunday Worship Service at
10:30 a.m. on April 1, the evening worship
at 6:30 p.m. and Monday evening , April
2, at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend
these special Holy Week Meetings. Grace
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Pandora. Call the church at 419 384 3038
for more information
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school is a Step Up To
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menical Christian-based
program at Trinity United
Methodist Church, 137 N.
Pratt Street, Ottawa.
Trinity Preschool is offer-
ing extended times for next
year. For morning classes
extended care will be
offered from 8-9 a.m. After-
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COLUMBUS – Portsmouth
boys basketball coach Gene
Collins said he hadn’t seen
his team shoot 3-pointers the
way it did in the first half
of a 74-66 win over Ottawa-
Glandorf in a Division III
boys basketball state tourna-
ment semifinal on Thursday
in probably 10 games.
Ottawa-Glandorf would
have been much happier if
he’d had to wait a little longer.
Portsmouth (24-2), which
averaged five made 3-point-
ers a game this season,
dropped six on the Titans
in the first half. And four of
those came in the second
quarter, when Portsmouth
raced out to a 41-26 halftime
lead after trailing O-G by a
point after one quarter.
A fourth-quarter rally got
Ottawa-Glandorf (19-7) to
within five points, 71-66, with
30 seconds left in the game.
But that big early run by
Portsmouth was too much to
recover from.
John Lammers came off the
bench to score 19 points for
O-G, including four 3-point-
ers. T.J. Metzger had 15 points
and Michael Rosebrock
scored 10 points, all but two
of them in the first quarter.
Rosebrock was limited to
only one field goal attempt
in the second half by a Ports-
mouth defense that focused
on him as O-G’s most consis-
tent scoring threat.
Ottawa-Glandorf was mak-
ing its first state tournament
appearance since 2008, but
Portsmouth was back at the
Value City Arena for a second
consecutive year. The Trojans
lost 58-47 to Cleveland Cen-
tral Catholic in a Division III
state semifinal last season.
That experience helped
said Evans, one of 12 seniors
on Portsmouth’s roster.
“Last year I was just sur-
prised to be here,” the Ports-
mouth guard said. “Being
here last year helped me
a lot. I think it helped the
whole team.”
Halfway through this sea-
son Ottawa-Glandorf had a
6-4 record and probably not
many people were consider-
ing them a threat to get to the
state tournament. The Titans
finished third in the Western
Buckeye League.
But going into Thursday
night’s game they had won
nine of their last 10 games to
put themselves in the Divi-
sion III Final Four.
“You won’t find guys who
fight like our guys. I know
that’s clichéd and you’ll hear
coaches say that all around.
To do what this group has
done speaks volumes for
their character and work
ethic and just the over-
all heart these guys have,”
McGlaughlin said.
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Jim Bisenius visited Put-
nam County schools and
also spoke to parents on
what to do if you or your
child is bullied. The Bullying
Proofing Youth Workshop
for Parents was held Tues-
day, March 22
During this workshop the
Putnam County Educational
Service Center hosted Jim
Bisenius. The anti-bullying
parent workshop covered
exactly how to teach your
child to respond to verbal
bullying, physical bullying,
social bullying, and group
manipulation. Students and
parents alike learned specif-
ically how “popular” bullies
isolate, control and manipu-
late their peers.
Students were given les-
sons on techniques to use if
they are bullied.
“Bullies feed on fear,”
Bisenius told students at
Ottawa elementary. He gave
lessons on how to remain
relax and how to react to
a bully.
“The bullies want atten-
tion, so don’t talk back to
them,” Bisenius said. “This
never works, They have had
years of practice in insulting
and making fun of others.”
Jim Bisenius has sixteen
years of experience as a
child and adolescent thera-
pist specializing in teaching
extremely targeted youth
how to handle bullying
situations. He has devel-
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that have been recognized
nationally as extremely
effective at stopping the
dance between kids who
bully and the ones they tar-
get. Jim has taught his meth-
ods to over 450 schools
nationally.
This program is was spon-
sored by Project SAFE, a
federally funded Safe
Schools/Healthy Students
initiative written and man-
aged by the Putnam County
Educational Service Center.
OTTAWA — The
Blanchard River Watershed
Partnership and the Vil-
lage of Ottawa is planning
a clean-up day for April 28,
2010 from 9:00 a.m. until
noon, or done. Rain date
will be May 5, 2010. We plan
to clean sections of Tawa
Run and the Blanchard
River. Please meet at the Vil-
lage’s Swimming Pool park-
ing lot. Bring gloves, proper
shoes, and wear long pants.
Volunteers are needed.
The BRWP represents
the six counties of the
Blanchard River Watershed
is a non-profit organization
dedicated to improving
water quality through devel-
oping citizen involvement
and watershed action plans.
While not related to the NW
Ohio Flood Mitigation Part-
nership, BRWP works in
cooperation with the com-
munities and local agen-
cies on water resource and
environmental issues. Vol-
unteers are welcome to join
activities at any time. Learn
more about the Blanchard
River on the BRWP website
at www.BlanchardRiver.
org.
Spring clean-up day
in Ottawa planned
Lessons given on
dealing with bullies
WORKSHOP
SOFTBALL
Ottawa-Glandorf 6, Fostoria 1
Ottawa-Glandorf’s Megan
Kitchen struck out 14 in the
Titans’ opening-game victory over
Fostoria. She gave up one run on
four hits and walked one.
For O-G, Jessie Kreinbrink had
three hits with a double.
BASEBALL
Elida 8, Fort Jennings 4
FORT JENNINGS – Elida’s
Mackenzie Hampshire went 2 for
4 with a double and four RBIs to
power the Bulldogs to a victory
over Fort Jennings.
Dalton Martz earned the win.
He struck out six and walked one.
Continental 5, Wayne Trace 4
Continental scored two runs
in the bottom of the fifth to pull
ahead 5-4 and notch a win over
Wayne Trace.
The Pirates’ Spencer Ordway
had two hits with a double. Bran-
don Burke had two hits. Dakota
Scott had a home run and two
RBIs.
Ordway also picked up the win
with four innings of work. Bran-
don Scott tossed three shutout
innings of one-hit ball for the save.
It was the opener for both
teams.
Patrick Henry 9, Miller City 8
DESHLER – Patrick Henry
scored three runs in the bottom
of the ninth to pull out a win over
Miller City.
For Miller City, Jared Kern
had two hits with a double. Jay
Schnipke had two hits.
Kalida 4, Delphos Jefferson 2
KALIDA – Kalida’s Jordan Lau-
dick gave up two runs on five hits
to help Kalida bump off Delphos
Jefferson.
At the plate for Kalida Nick Guis-
inger went 2 for 3 with a double.
Kalida is 1-0, while Delphos
Jefferson is 1-2.
MONDAY’S PREP ROUNDUP
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SPORTS/COMMUNITY
200
REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE
FOR SALE FOR SALE
FARM LAND FOR SALE
HOMES FOR SALE
LOTS ACREAGE FOR SALE
300
RENTALS RENTALS
UNFURNISHED
APARTMENTS FOR RENT
500
EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT
500
EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT
500
EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT
500
EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT
500
EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT
500
EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT
500
EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT
500
EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT
73.049 acre Ada farm for
sale. Clear land located on
southeast corner of RT 235
and CR 60, (High Street),
section 28, Liberty Town-
ship. Send best market val-
ue bid to J.J. Ladd, 607 W.
Sandusky St, Findlay, OH,
45840. Bids due no later
than April 6, 2012.
COUNTRY HOME
FOR SALE
Columbus Grove, Allen
County, 419-659-5138
Can be viewed on:
forsalebyowner.com
HOME FOR SALE : 1,740
square foot Ranch home
with a 30 x 40 shed on a 1
acre lot. Located at 14113
Road X New Bavaria, OH
43548 and in Miller City
School District. 1 and ½
baths - 4 bedrooms - full
basement, new metal roof
and other recent updates.
See Craiglist for pictures
and more info. Asking
$138,000. Call Nicky or
Terry Tripp 419-653-4521.
5.7 acres SOLD! 24.8 acres
dense woods (1+ acre cleared
frontage) can be split in 2 par-
cels. Kalida 419-393-4243.
2 BEDROOM 1 bath apartment
at Kalida Golf Course. Washer
/Dryer hook-up, garage, no
pets. Call 419-303-8186
ADMINISTRATIVE
Full-Time Accounting
Assistant needed for
rapidly expanding tech-
nology business located
in Ada. Applicant must
have excellent relational
and organizational skills,
experience with Micro-
soft Word, Excel and
Quickbooks. Some du-
ties include government
contract, inventory and
collections. Please send
resume to:
Accounting Assistant
PO Box 294
Ada, Ohio 45810
CONSTRUCTION
Well established local con-
struction company seeking
individuals with multi-trade
construction experience. Of-
fering 401k and health insur-
ance. Send resume to:
Alexander & Bebout, Inc.
10098 Lincoln Highway,
Van Wert, Ohio
E.O.E.
DRIVERS
CAREER OPPORTUNITY
for drivers/operators work-
ing for leading distributor of
explosives and blasting
services. Local company.
Full-time. Home daily. Full
benefit package. Class A or
B CDL with Tank and Haz-
ardous Endorsement
required. Send resume to:
PO Box 155
Forest, Ohio 45843
GENERAL
Tig Welders Wanted
Experience required
Send resume to:
PO Box 2097
Cridersville, Ohio 45806
DRIVERS
DRIVERS
(Local/Regional)
$1000 Sign on Bonus.
Home Most Nights.
Great Pay/Benefits. Monthly
Safety Bonus.
CDL A w/1 yr. tractor /
trailer experience required
888-588-6626 or
info@bulktransit.com
DRIVERS
DRIVERS
∂ Semi / Tractor Trailer
∂ Home Daily
∂ All No Touch Loads
∂ Excellent Equipment
∂ Medical Insurance
∂ Eye & Dental
Reimbursement
∂ 401K Retirement
∂ Paid Holidays - Shutdown
Days
∂ Safety Bonus Paid
Weekly
∂ Minimum Age "23"
∂ Class "A" CDL Required
Require Good MVR
& References.
Call Chambers Leasing at:
1-800-526-6435
DRIVERS
DRIVERS WANTED
JOHNSRUD TRANSPORT,
a Food Grade Liquid carri-
er, is looking for Class A
CDL tank drivers from the
Lima area for regional work.
Home Flexible weekends.
5 years driving experience
required. Will train for tank.
Great Pay & Benefit pack-
age. For further info, call
Jane @ 1-888-200-5067
DRIVERS
FULL TIME DRIVERS
Benefits, Class A CDL, 2 years
driving experience & clean
MVR. Maximum miles and
home everyday. Apply Monday
thru Friday, 8am to 4 pm .
Allen County Pallet
700 E. Hanthorn Road
Lima, Ohio 45804
DRIVERS
FULL TIME
DRIVERS
With 5+years OTR experi-
ence! Our drivers average
42¢ per mile and higher!
Home every weekend!
$55,000-$60,000 annually.
PLEASE CALL
419-222-1630
DRIVERS
Hiring Class A and B deliv-
ery drivers. Must be able
to handle all freight and
collect at time of delivery.
Customer service is a must.
Incentive pay for handling
freight. Home on weekends.
Please send resumes and
pay expectations to
deliverydriver4u@
yahoo.com
HEALTHCARE
Full time Certified
Medical Assistant
Experience Preferred
Monday - Friday
Excellent Benefits
Send Reply to:
Box # 1005
C/O The Lima News
3515 Elida Rd
Lima, Ohio 45807
DRIVERS
Pohl Transportation
has a NEW
Sign On Bonus!
$3,000!
Call 1-800-672-8498 for
more info or visit:
www.pohltransportation.com
∂ Up to 39 cents/mile with
Performance Bonus
∂ 1 year OTR – CDL A
∂ Pay thru home on
weekends
DRIVERS
TRUCK DRIVER WANTED
Full-time Position. Home
Evenings, Off Weekends.
Requirements: Dependa-
ble, Good Record, Over
50,000 Miles Logged, Mini-
mum 1-Year Experience &
CDL Class A w/ Hazmat En-
dorsement. Apply in person
at: Guardian Express, Inc.,
727 Keller Dr., Wapakoneta,
8:00 – 4:00 Mon. – Thurs.
HEALTHCARE
CERTIFIED NURSE
PRACTITIONER
Area vein care practice is
seeking a Certified Nurse
Practitioner. Must be cur-
rently licensed in Ohio as
an APN. Will assist with
diagnosis and management
of patients with venous
disease, along with some
administrative and supervi-
sory duties. Must have abili-
ty to plan, prioritize, and
complete assessments with
acceptable level of quality.
Monday – Thursday, 7:30
am - 4 pm. Possibility of
travel 2 days/week to sat-
ellite offices. Please send
cover letter and resume to
info@yourveincare
center.com
DRIVER
SUBSTITUTE
DRIVERS
Substitute School Bus Driv-
ers and NON-CDL (Van)
Drivers to work during the
Summer and on a as-
needed basis throughout
the year. Positions require a
high school diploma or
equivalent. proof of personal
auto insurance, valid Ohio
driver’s license with a driv-
ing record that is acceptable
to the agency’s insurance
company, agency-paid drug
testing and criminal back-
ground check.
Substitute School Bus Driv-
ers must have a CDL with
S&P endorsements.
Apply to:
Human Resources Director
Allen County Board of
Development Disabilities
2500 Ada Road
Lima, Oh 45801
hr@acbdd.org
EOE
FOOD SERVICE
Supermarket Deli/Bakery
Manager at Bellefontaine
location – Competitive pay,
benefits; must have Deli or
Bakery Managment experi-
ence. Send resume to
careers@
freshencounter.com
GENERAL
BLANCHARD
VALLEY
RESIDENTIAL
We are hiring responsible,
caring, people, looking for
part time employment for Di-
rect Care and LPN in a re-
warding career, providing
services to individuals with
developmental disabilities.
Substitute positions are also
available. Must have H.S.
Diploma or GED, valid
driver’s license and clean
background record.
Apply online at
Blanchardvalley.org
GENERAL
CUSTOMER
SERVICE REP
Looking For Health Insur-
ance or related industry Cus-
tomer Service Rep. Prefer
one who is fast learner with
good work ethic and strong
technical skills. Insurance
backgroundpreferred. Excel-
lent benefits and incentives.
Send Reply to
Box # 1001 C/O
The Lima News,
3515 Elida Rd,
Lima, Ohio 45807
EOE
GENERAL
Driver needed to deliver 10-
15 medical deliveries per
week. Earn $100-$400
weekly; good way to supple-
ment income! Fuel efficient
vehicles work best and must
be in good condition! Deliver-
ies are called in 24/7. Driver
must have valid drivers li-
cense, proof of insurance
and pass background test.
Please apply online at:
www.jslogistics.com.
GENERAL
IMMEDIATE
OPENINGS
1st and 2nd shift
$8.00 per hour
8-12 hour shifts
Apply at:
Custom Staffing
712 W. North St.
GENERAL
JOB VACANCY
The Waynesfield-Goshen
Local Schools is seeking
School Bus Drivers
(fulltime and substitute) and
a substitute Building
Cleaner. A School Bus
Driver must possess a
Class B CDL with a School
Bus Endorsement and have
an excellent driving record.
Applications are available at
the Superintendent’s Office
at: 500 N. Westminster St.,
Waynesfi el d, by calling
(419)568-9100 or online at
wgschools.org. For more
information on training to be
a School Bus Driver call this
same location.
Waynesfield-Goshen Local
School District is an equal
opportunity employer.
GENERAL
JUVENILE RESIDENTIAL
PROGRAM
Looking for patient, caring,
and energetic people to
teach and reinforce social,
academic and self-help
skills to troubled youth.
4 day work week with either
Saturday or Sunday off,
mostly afternoon and eve-
ning hours. Competitive sal-
ary and benefit package.
Send resume and cover let-
ter to:
Recruitment Director
PO Box 150
Van Wert, Ohio 45891
GENERAL
Part time phone person
needed for dental office.
Responsibilities will include
calling and scheduling pa-
tients. Hours will be 2 or 3
days per week from 4:00 to
7:00 pm. Background check
required. Pay is based on
experience. Send resume
cover letter to:
wholehealthdentistry@
bizwoh.rr.com
GENERAL
Pet Groomer wanted in
Hunstville. 2 years experi-
ence minimum or graduate
of an accredited grooming
school. Demonstration of
skills required. Must have
own hand tools. Good com-
munication skills, patience /
respect for animals.
Contact Dawn
at 937-844-1769
GENERAL
PRODUCTION
POSITIONS
100 Openings
Need transportation? We
have you covered. Pyramid
Staffing is currently accept-
ing applications for the cook-
ie factory. Transportation is
available for all three shifts .
All shifts are available.
$8.50 per hour with a $.20
differential for second and
third shift. Long term posi-
tions. If you worked there be-
fore, you can call the Impact
office and check on
rehireability and scheduling.
We will be taking applica-
tions from 11am to 3pm..
Monday thru Friday at:
116 N. West St..
WEEKLY RARE
COIN AUCTION
Howard’s Coin Shop
128 E. Main Street, Leipsic
Gold, Silver, Rare
Coins & More
Tyler Abel, Auctioneer
OHIO LICENSE #2011000138
Tuesday 12:00pm
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Public Auction
Antiques, Collectibles and Household
Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
1275 N Cole Street Lima, OH
Automobile: 1985 El Camino Classic V8 83186 miles
Items for sale: Model train (a lot) new and old stock, Lionel train set,
2 Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad calendars, Blue/white chrome table
with 4 chairs, yellow/black chrome table, red/white chrome chairs, 5 pc
Victorian tea set, lamps, Sellers kitchen cabinet, old console TV, GE
microwave, kitchen table and 6 chairs, chest freezers, china cabinet,
curio cabinet, lamps, hanging lights, Coffee grinder, pots, pans, dishes,
utensils, Tupperware, Little Chief smoker (new), Pyrex, Corning ware,
cast iron pots, pressure cooker, Exide glass battery, spice jars, jugs,
crocks, and bowls, Coke items, crystal chickens, McCoy, Fenton,
Depression glass, Carnival glass, Capo DiMonte, lead crystal, old
books, old Time and Life magazines, old kids pictures, clocks, fountain
pens, bullet pencils, fgurines of people, birds and cats, Johann,
Bavarian Germany, Havilland, Blue Garland pattern large service
and serving pieces, silverware, silver plate, 4 tin type photos, Crider
paper weight, Blenko glass, Morrow bike parts cabinet, New Departure
Coaster brakes and hubs cabinet, hand and power tools, shelving,
store display racks, hardware, old door knobs and locks, and much,
much more.
Terms: Cash or check with proper identifcation.
Lunch Available.
See full listing and pictures on www.auctionzip.com.
Auction conducted by:
Reindel Auction Service
21344 State Route 697
Delphos, Oh
419-235-3607
Auctioneers: Mike Reindel, Mark Knoch, and Doug Fenbert
Apprentice Auctioneers: Jeff Schott and Brandon Daniels
All Auctioneers Licensed and Bonded in Favor of State of Ohio
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Price or free must be shown in ad. Only “One time” items for sale. No litters of pets, on
going crafts, collections, services, etc. Limit one ad per family or household at a time.
No commercial businesses or services.
DEADLINE: Tues. 3 p.m.
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BOATS/MOTORS/
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EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT
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EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT
500
EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT
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EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT
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EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT
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EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT
500
EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYMENT
700
MERCHANDISE MERCHANDISE
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GENERAL
Vacancy
Announcement
Hardin County Job and Fam-
ily Services is seeking a
Social Services
Supervisor
to manage a Service Coordi-
nation Unit to be established
in the PCSA. Incumbent will
be responsible for establish-
ing the Unit and supervising
Family Coach(es), part-time
Mental Health professional
yet to be contracted and oth-
er direct service providers to
be identified; some grant
writing will also be required.
Incumbent will work closely
with existing PCSA staff and
Fiscal Officer to identify
required services and availa-
ble funding to ensure maxi-
mum use of allocations for
benefit of the community.
Significant opportunity for ini-
tiative. A Bachelor’s Degree
in Social Work or related
field or equivalent experi-
ence required. Applicants
may apply by submitting a
cover letter detailing salary
history, current resume,
references and qualifica-
tions as they relate to the
above. Applications will
not be accepted after April
6, 2012 at 4:00 pm. Please
send resumes to:
Hardin County Job and
Family Services,
HR Department,
175 W. Franklin St,
Kenton, Ohio 43326
or e-mail:
SmithL18@odjfs.state.oh.us
HEALTHCARE
Autumn Court Nursing
Home specializes in monitor-
ing and caring for residents
with mental health condi-
tions and behaviors.
Currently we are hiring,
part-time, full-time & PRN
STNA’s
on all shifts, Full-time
RN
3rd. shift, part-time
RN
1rst.shift and part-time
Dietary
Those who are interested in
promoting and working in an
atmosphere of compassion.
The right candidate will pos-
sess excellent time manage-
ment skills, responsiveness,
excellent communication
skills as well as respect for
residents and co-workers.
We offer competitive wages
and flexible schedules.
For confidential considera-
tion please contact Linda
Nichols @ 419-523-4370,
email resume lnichols@
ltcoh.com, fax a resume to
419-523-3367, or apply in
person at Autumn Court
1925 E. 4th Street, Ottawa,
Ohio. EOE
HEALTHCARE
BATON ROUGE MEDICAL
COMMUNITY
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR -
LNHA
We are currently recruiting a
compassionate leader to
assume the position of
Executive Director of our
facility. The ideal candidate
must be state licensed as
an LNHA in Ohio and have,
at minimum, a Bachelors
Degree. Also, must have
knowledge of Medicare/
Medicaid regulations/ stand-
ards, budgetary compliance,
and possess solid communi-
cation and marketing skills.
Interested applicants submit
resume in confidence to:
PLUS MANAGEMENT
SERVICES, INC.
ATTN: BOARD CHAIR
2262 BATON ROUGE
AVENUE
LIMA, OH 45805
hr@plusmanagement.com
HEALTHCARE
Blanchard Valley Health Sys-
tem, an independent
healthcare organization
serving Northwest Ohio is
seeking individuals for the
following positions:
Acute Dialysis RN
ER RN
Dialysis Tech
Complete job dicription can
be found on our website. To
apply for this position,
please visit:
www.bvhealthsystem.org
to submit an online applica-
tion. BVHS is an equl oppor-
tunity employer that values
diversity and places top pri-
ority on excellence in
service.
HEALTHCARE
CNP or PA-C
Interested in Pediatrics.
Competitive salary offered.
Send Reply to:
Box # 5000
C/O The Lima News,
3515 Elida Rd,
Lima, Ohio 45807
HEALTHCARE
Come Join our Team of
Professionals!
Institute for Orthopaedic
Surgery is currently seeking
a highly motivated and ener-
getic professional for the
following position.
PRN OCCUPATIONAL
THERAPIST
Must be a graduate of an ac-
credited Occupational
Therapy school and
licensed in the State of
Ohio. OT will be part of a
comprehensive orthopaedic
treatment team and will
report directly to the Director
of Physical and Occupation-
al Therapy.
CPR Certification Required
Please mail or fax resumes
to:
Pat Farmer
Institute for Orthopaedic
Surgery
801 Medical Drive, Suite B
Lima, OH 45804
EOE
Fax: 419-222-1832
HEALTHCARE
PART TIME STNA
2nd and 3rd shift State
Tested Nursing Assistants
are needed part time for the
direct care of residents.
Apply at Lima Convalescent
Home, 1650 Allentown
Road, Lima, Ohio 45805
HEALTHCARE
END USER / NETWORK
SUPPORT TECHNICIAN
Full-time. 80 hours per two-
week period, typically 8a-
4:30p, but will vary as need-
ed. Associate’s Degree or 5
years experience in a
helpdesk/end user support
role. Experience in a medi-
cal practice and/or hospital
setting preferred. Experi-
ence must include installing,
upgrading, troubleshooting
and repairing personal com-
puters in a network environ-
ment. Network infrastructure
experience required such as
Ethernet networks, TCP/IP
network protocol, Microsoft
network operating systems,
routers, switches, VPN, wire-
less networking, and net-
work wiring.
Qualified candidates are
encouraged to submit a
resume / application to:
Kim Sarchet
Human Resources
1250 S. Washington st.
Van Wert, Ohio 45891
Phone: 419-238-8633
Fax: 419-238-9390
Email:
ksarchet@vanwert
hospital.org
Visit the Hospital’s website
at:
www.vanwerthospital.org
EOE
HEALTHCARE
HOME HEALTH
HOSPICE DIRECTOR
REGISTERED NURSE
We are seeking a Regis-
tered Nurse to fulfill the
Home Health Director posi-
tion. Candidates must be
professional, compassion-
ate, and have managerial
experience preferably in the
home health field. We offer
an excellent wage and bene-
fits package. Interested per-
sons should apply at:
Community Home Health
& Hospice Services
of Lima
2262 Baton Rouge Avenue
Lima, Ohio 45805
Fax (419) 221-1125
hr@plusmanagement.com
HEALTHCARE
OUTPATIENT
THERAPIST
Full Time
Seeking outpatient therapist
to provide individual & group
counseling. Able to work
flexible hours, including eve-
nings & weekends. Must
have BA in mental health
related field with LSW.
Masters degree with LISW
or PCC license preferred.
Clean driving record. Ex-
cellent benefit package.
Send resume to
CPS-32OPT
799 S. Main St.
Lima, OH 45804
or apply online at
www.cole
man-professional.com
E.O.E.
HEALTHCARE
St. Rita’s Professional
Services Employment
Opportunity
St. Rita’s Professional Serv-
ices currently has an open-
ing for a Pre-Service Center
Manager.
Interested candidates can re-
view the position and submit
application and resume by
visiting www.srpsprofession
als.org. St. Rita’s Professio-
nal Services is an Equal
Opportunity Employer.
TRADES
WELDERS AND
CNC MACHINISTS
A successful and well-
established Northwest Ohio-
based manufacturer and
leading worldwide supplier
of engineered products to
the bridge and highway con-
struction industry is seeking
qualified welders and machi-
nists for second and third
shifts. Shift premium would
apply.
The ideal welding candidate
will have proven ability in
mig, tig or stick welding, as
well as troubleshooting
skills. A welder qualification
test will be required. Blue-
print reading a plus.
CNC Machinists should
have 2+ years of CNC expe-
rience, programming experi-
ence helpful.
We offer a comprehensive
benefits package and com-
petitive wages. Interested
candidates should apply in
person or send a resume to
(all e-mailed resumes must
be in Microsoft Word for-
mat):
Rhonda Grothaus, Human
Resources Manager
300 E Cherry St.
North Baltimore, Oh 45872
Email:
rgrothaus@dsbrown.com
Fax: 419-257-2200
No Phone Calls, Please
INDUSTRIAL
Manufacturing
Engineers
Norcold, Inc., recognized as
the leader in refrigerator
manufacturing for the RV,
Marine and Truck markets,
is currently accepting re-
sumes for two Manufactur-
ing Engineers at our Sidney,
Ohio facility.
These positions plan, de-
sign, and support manufac-
turing processes analyzing
the layout of equipment,
workflow, assembly meth-
ods, and work force utiliza-
tion in addition to various
other levels of tasks associ-
ated to this role. The ideal
candidate will have a Bache-
lor degree in an Engineer-
ing, Technical or Scientific
discipline or equivalent ex-
perience, 3-7 years experi-
ence in a manufacturing
environment, working knowl-
edge of PLCs, experience
with AutoCad and Microsoft
Office programs, and experi-
ence with Lean principles
and continuous improve-
ment. We offer an excellent
benefits package including
health, dental, life, 401(K)
and many others. For con-
fidential consideration, for-
ward resume in Word format
with salary history and re-
quirements to
recruiter@norcold.com
Please put Job# 1203S in
the subject line. No phone
calls please. Visit our web-
site to learn more:
www.norcold.com
EOE
INDUSTRIAL
Tool & Die Openings
∂ Die maintenance
∂ Trouble Shoot dies
∂ Stamping Press setup a
plus
∂1st and 2nd shift Openings
Send resumes to
Kim Wannemacher
HR Manager
PO Box 306
Ottawa, OH 45875
or kwannemacher@
rkindustries.org
MANUFACTURING
PATRICK
PRODUCTS, INC
Local plastic container man-
ufacturer is accepting appli-
cations for the following
openings.
MACHINE OPERATOR
Self motivated and able to
work individually or on team
projects. Must have mechan-
ical, electrical, and PLC
background with good trou-
ble shooting skllis. Hydraul-
ic, pneumatic and computer
skills are a plus. Candidates
must have a strong attend-
ance history with the flexibili-
ty to work 1st, 2nd or 3rd
shift and daily or weekend
over time as required.
For consideration please for-
ward a copy of your resume
and references to:
Patrick Products, In.
Attn: HR
150 S Werner St
Leipsic, OH 45856
PROFESSIONAL
TOOLING ROOM
EMPLOYMENT
OPPORTUNITIES
An Injection Molding Company
is accepting resumes for the
following tooling positions:
CNC Mill Toolmaker - Past ex-
perience operating CNC High
Speed Mills. CNC Lathe and
Master Cam experience a plus
CNC EDM Toolmaker - Past
experience operating Charmille
Wire and Sinker Machines.
Master Cam and the ability to
operate Manual Surface Grind-
ers a plus.
Entry Level Toolmaker - Out-
standing attitude with the will-
ingness to learn. Exposure to a
tooling operation is also re-
quired.
Interested applicants should
submit resume with wage re-
quirements to:
Human Resources
P.O. Box 278
Ottoville, Ohio 45876
E.O.E
SALES
CUSTOMER SERIVICE
SALES REPS
RESPONSIBILITIES: Ex-
plaining company benefits
and procedures.
Full time, part time, days,
evenings, and weekend
shifts available.
Call 877-623-9160
TRADE
Licensed plumber, must
have valid Ohio driver’s li-
cense. Apply in person at:
BROWN’S HEATING
& COOLING,
414 Brower Rd.,
Lima, 45801
No phone calls please!
SALES
DIRECT SALES
PROFESSIONAL
Culligan, the world leader
in the water treatment indus-
try for over 75 years, is seek-
ing a direct sales professio-
nal to represent one or more
Direct of the following coun-
ties in Ohio:
Allen, Auglaize,
Hancock, Hardin, Mercer,
and Putnam.
Direct Sales experience pre-
ferred. Culligan Sales Pro-
fessionals are responsible
for building sales within an
assigned territory through di-
rect lead generation efforts,
in-home water testing, prod-
uct demostation, and equip-
ment specification. Profes-
sional training and manufac-
turer certification provided.
Benefits include health insur-
ance, 401K retirement pro-
gram, paid holidays and va-
cations, and high-income po-
tential! Do you have what it
takes? Send resume to:
750 Bellefontaine Ave.
Lima, Ohio 45801
or email:
culliganwater@bright.net
www.culliganohio.com
SALES
INTERESTED IN A
CAREER IN REAL
ESTATE?
Well Established Company.
Very good commission split.
CALL JERRY DOWNING,
WESTWOOD REAL
ESTATE CO. INC., for an
appointment 419-331-3015
SALES
Local company
seeking Inside
Sales/Customer
Service Rep
Previous sales or manage-
ment experience helpful.
Qualities: computer and
phone skills, able to multi
task, detail oriented and
a self starter. Eager to
compete to grow commis-
sion. Salary plus commis-
sion. Monday - Friday 8 - 5.
Email resume to: mstem_
resumes@yahoo.com
TRADES
BLOW MOLDING
TECHNICIAN
Precision Thermoplastic
Components, Inc. (PTC), an
established Plastic Injection
Molding, Blow Molding,
Extrusion and Assembly
Company located in Lima,
Ohio, has an immediate
opportunity for an experi-
enced Blow Molding/
Process Technician. The
successful candidate should
have the following qualifica-
tions:
*Minimum of 5 yrs prior
experience in the blow mold-
ing field with at least 3 yrs
experience as a Mold or
Process Technician.
*Experience processing
PET, LDPE and HDPE re-
quired
*Be a self-motivated, hands-
on type of individual
*Good verbal and written
communication skills
*Ability to work any shift
*Experience with Nissei and
Bekum blow molding
machines a plus
*Have experience in a wide
range of resins
*Must have ability to devel-
op processing parameters in-
dependently in order to maxi-
mize production capabilities
*Working knowledge of ISO
principles
*Ability to function in a team
based environment
PTC offers competitive
wages and excellent bene-
fits and is an equal opportu-
nity employer.
Email your resume to:
ricks@@ptclima.com
Mail your resume to:
PTC INC.
HR Manager
Box 1296
Lima, OH 45802
TRADES
MANUFACTURING
ENGINEER
Airstream Inc., manufactur-
er of Recreational Vehicles
located in Jackson Center
Ohio, is seeking an experi-
enced Manufacturing
Engineer.
The position requires an
Associates Degree in the En-
gineering field with a BS pre-
ferred and 5 years experi-
ence in Manufacturing/
Mechanical Engineering.
Proficiency with 3DCADpro-
grams as well as Microsoft
Excel, Word and
PowerPoint is essential.
Details of the position will
include the design of tooling
using Autodesk software
packages; oversee and/or
assist maintenance with the
upkeep and repair of exist-
ing tooling and equipment;
develop and lead training
sessions for production
associates; troubleshoot
assembl y/ manuf acturi ng
process/problems; recom-
mend design improvements
and create standard work
procedures.
We offer a competitive sal-
ary in addition to a compre-
hensive benefits package.
Please send resume to:
Airstream Inc.
Attn: HR Dept.
PO Box 629
Jackson Center, OH
45334
coakley@airstream.com
Fax: 937-596-7929
- Equal Opportunity
Employer -
ORIENTAL VERY Ornate cof-
fee table. $350. Oriental curio
cabinet. $300. Call 419-236-
3043
EVERGREENS
Blue Spruce 4’ $35. Norway
Spruce 5’ $30. Fast growing
Green Giant Arborvitae 5’ $25.
Call Ottawa 419-615-5160
GARAGE DOOR, 9x7 white
wood garage door with win-
dows. All hardware including
wind-up springs. $85. Call 419-
646-3770
WHEELCHAIR WITH leg rests
$125. Electric lift chair $225.
Queen size box springs $125.
Call 419-221-0402 or 419-303-
3294
BUSH HOG 6 Foot Mower
Squealer. Like New. $850 or
best offer. 419-523-6939
BUSH HOG Mower,
6 foot. Like New, $850 or best
offer. Call 419-523-6939.
WINDBREAK
TREES
Blue Spruce, Norway
Spruce, Aborvitae & White
Pine 2’ to2 1/2’ tall, contain-
er grown. $9.75 each. Plus
large selection of shade
trees & shrubs at low prices.
Cranberry Creek Nursery
Phone 419-538-6568
Ottawa. Monday-Friday
10 am-6 pm, Saturday 10
am- 3 pm. Sunday-closed.
we do not accept credit card
9 WEEK old Tea Cup Chihua-
hua puppies Male $300 Female
$350. Call 419-230-7641
2001 HARLEY-DAVI DSON
LOW RIDER 10,000 miles, lots
of chrome. $8,000. Call 419-
649-9358
2002 INDIAN CHEIF 88" mo-
tor, 5 speed, leather covered
hard bags, Mikuni carb, 2 in 1
exhaust. New tires. KBB
$11,900. Asking $10,000.
CALL 740-207-7044
2002 KAWASAKI Vulcan Clas-
sic 1500, fuel injected. 20,000
miles. One owner. $3,800. Call
419-230-0155
2006 HONDA REBEL, white
metal flake color, excellent con-
dition. Very low miles. Saddle
bags. $3,000. 419-657-2033
2008 HARLEY - DAVIDSON
DYNA SUPERGLIDE, Low
mileage, excellent condition.
$10,000. Call 419-231-0992
2008 SUZUKI C 109 RT,
11,300 miles, excellent condi-
tion. $8,200. Call 419-326-0803
2009 BUELL XB12SS Lighten-
ing Long, excellent condition.
Dark Red. $5,800. Call 419-
657-2033
2002 MAZDA MIATA, 19,000
miles, excellent condition, ga-
raged in the winter. $12,500.
Call 419-909-9090
2005 Honda Accord LX, 5
Speed manual transmission.
250,000 miles. New tires. Well
maintained. $ 5,200. Call 419-
566-0447
2008 CHRYSLER SEBRING
CONVERTIBLE 75,000 miles,
white with gray leather interior.
$11,499. Excellent condition.
Call 419-234-2629
TIRES & WHEELS
Chevy Mag wheels with Good-
year tires P225-60R-16 Set of
four. $150. Call 419-532-2028
1988 23’ NOVA WELLCRAFT,
454 engine, clean, excellent
condition. Cuddy cabin. Newer
trailer. $6,000/best offer. Call
419-234-0364
2005 LUND PRO SPORT 1700
Adventure, 2006 Mercury 90
HP Optimax, 70 pound Minn
Kota, loaded. Excellent condi-
tion. $14,500. Celina 419-733-
3336
1970 Chevrolet Corvette T-
tops, automatic, power steer-
ing. $11,000. Call 419-236-
3043
1982 DODGE Ram 150 Cus-
tom, motor is 318, manual
transmission, asking $1,200/
best offer. 1983 Ford F150 mo-
tor is 464, manual transmis-
sion, asking $1,500/best offer.
Rebuilt transmission from 1885
Crown Vic, asking $700/best
offer. Call 419-586-0880
Maintenance Technician
ALPLA of Lima, an extrusion blow molding facility is
accepting resumes for the position of Maintenance
Technician. Some of the responsibilities for this
position will include Maintenance of blow molding
machines, installation of machines, perform
mechanical and electrical layout, routine preventive
maintenance, performs troubleshooting and repairs
machines independently and provides training.
ALPLA offers competitive wages and benefts
including medical, dental, and vision insurance,
plus a 401K plan. To be considered for the position
an applicant must be able to successfully pass a
background check and a drug screen.
Resumes should be sent to the below address:
ALPLA
3320 Ft. Shawnee Industrial Drive
Attn: Human Resources
Lima, Ohio 45806
Setex, a joint-venture business between Tachi-S and
Johnson Controls and also a frst-tier automotive
seating supplier to Honda of America, is seeking
the following position:
2nd Shift Human Resources Supervisor
This individual will be responsible for maintaining
and promoting positive employee relations and
supporting the day to day Human Resources
Operations. Some of the duties include: recruiting;
interviewing qualifed candidates for vacant
positions; administering company policies and
procedures; coordinating benefts for Team
Members; investigating Team Member concerns
in a confdential manner and bringing resolution;
assisting in evaluating reports, decisions, and results
of department in relations to established goals;
handling Peoplesoft database entries; coordinating
and administering training / orientation;
maintaining Affrmative Action Plan and supporting
documentation; assisting with FMLA, Short Term
Disability and compliance tracking; assisting with
administering the company 401(k) plan as well as
administering the attendance program.
Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in
appropriate area of Business Management with
three (3) years of experience, and/or equivalent
combination of education, training and experience.
High degree of professionalism along with
organizational skills, tact and diplomacy is essential.
Knowledge of Microsoft applications, Peoplesoft
and Kronos time and attendance is preferred.
Setex offers a competitive wage and benefts
package; many of which begins immediately.
Send resume to:
HR Manager
Setex Inc.
1111 McKinley Road
St. Marys, OH 45885
Fax: 419-394-1559
Email: scott.a.rosenbeck@jci.com
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WAPAKONETA, OHIO PLANT
General Aluminum is a leader in the technology intensive metal
products industry. WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKÌNG CANDÌDATES FOR THE
FOLLOWÌNG MAÌNTENANCE POSÌTÌON AT OUR WAPAKONETA, OHÌO
FACÌLÌTY.
MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN – NIGHT SHIFT
Hands on position with responsibility for maintaining low pressure
cast machines, xray, CNC machining and heat treat production
equipment.
A successful candidate would have:
• High school diploma or GED
• Experience in Hydraulics, pneumatics, industrial electricity,
PLC troubleshooting, electronics and mechanical repairs
• Fanuc robotics experience preferred
• CNC machinery experience
• Arc Flash trained
• Previous maintenance experience in a foundry setting preferred
• Ability to work a rotating 12-hour shift (7PM – 7AM), with every
other weekend off. (Initial training will take place on 1
st
shift).
• Must have own tools
General Aluminum offers a competitive wage and beneft package.
Qualifed candidates should submit their resume and salary
requirements to:
General Aluminum Manufacturing Company
ATTN: HR (MAINT TECH)
13663 Short Rd., Wapakoneta, Ohio 45895
FAX (419) 739-9328; EMAIL: lrandolph@generalaluminum.com
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Stations of the cross
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OTTOVILLE BIG GREEN
17852 St. Rt. 613
Continental
419-596-3883
S.R. 65 Columbus Grove, OH 45830
Ph. 419-659-2885 Fax 419-659-6284
www.indiantrailgc.com
Wannamacher’s
Tavern
Ottoville, OH · 419-453-3115
Phone: 419-453-3825
Fax: 419-453-3025
www.millercontractinggroup.com
James H. Niedecken: Owner, C.I.C., L.U.T.C.F.
Lisa Horstman: Agent, C.I.S.R.
Kim Hilvers: Agent, Life & Health Specialist
161 W. Canal Street P.O. Box 458 Ottoville, OH 45876
toll free: 1-888-321-7269 ph: 419-453-3448 fax: 419-453-3049
NIEDECKEN INSURANCE AGENCY
BASEBALL
Tuesday Mar. 27 Ottawa-Glandorf Schools 5:00pm
Wednesday Mar. 28 Ft. Jennings Schools 4:00pm
Thursday Mar. 29 @ Ayersville Schools 5:00pm
Tuesday Apr. 03 *@ Columbus Grove Schools 5:00pm
Wednesday Apr. 04 @ Miller City Schools 5:00pm
Monday Apr. 09 *@ Continental Schools 5:00pm
Tuesday Apr. 10 Delphos Jefferson 5:00pm
Wednesday Apr. 11 @ Bluffton High School 5:00pm
Thursday Apr. 12 @ Delphos St. John’s 5:00pm
Saturday Apr. 14 @ Crestview Schools 2:00pm
Tuesday Apr. 17 * Leipsic Schools 5:00pm
Wednesday Apr. 18 @ L.C.C. Schools 5:00pm
Friday Apr. 20 *@ Pandora-Gilboa Schools 5:00pm
Monday Apr. 23 *@ Ft. Jennings Schools 5:00pm
Tuesday Apr. 24 Lima Perry Schools 5:00pm
Wednesday Apr. 25 @ Wayne Trace Schools 5:00pm
Thursday Apr. 26 * Continental Schools 5:00pm
Friday Apr. 27 Spencerville Schools 5:00pm
Saturday Apr. 28 Lima Temple Christian 12:00pm
Tuesday May 01 * Miller City Schools 5:00pm
Thursday May 03 * Kalida Schools 5:00pm
Friday May 04 @ Lincolnview Schools 5:00pm
SOFTBALL
Tuesday Mar. 27 @ Wayne Trace Schools 5:00pm
Wednesday Mar. 28 @ Lima Senior Schools 5:00pm
Friday Mar. 30 @ Allen East Schools 5:00pm
Tuesday Apr. 03 *@ Columbus Grove Schools 5:00pm
Wednesday Apr. 04 Lima Shawnee Schools 5:00pm
Thursday Apr. 05 * Miller City Schools 5:00pm
Saturday Apr. 07 *@ Leipsic Schools 2:00pm
Tuesday Apr. 10 Ada Schools 5:00pm
Wednesday Apr. 11 Elida Schools 5:00pm
Saturday Apr. 14 Lima Perry Schools 1:00pm
Monday Apr. 16 Ayersville Schools 5:00pm
Wednesday Apr. 18 Lincolnview Schools 5:00pm
Saturday Apr. 21 @ Paulding Schools 11:00am
Tuesday Apr. 24 @ Delphos Jefferson 5:00pm
Thursday Apr. 26 @Van Wert Schools 5:00pm
Monday Apr. 30 @ Ottawa-Glandorf Schools 5:00pm
Tuesday May 01 Antwerp Schools 5:00pm
Wednesday May 02 @ L.C.C. Schools 5:00pm
Thursday May 03 *@ Pandora-Gilboa Schools 5:00pm
Wednesday May 09 * Kalida Schools 5:00pm
Saturday May 12 *Continental Schools 12:00pm
CO-ED VARSITY TRACK
Thursday Mar. 29 @ Paulding w/FJ 4:30pm
Tuesday Apr. 03 @ Lincolnview w/Crestview 4:30pm
Thursday Apr. 05 Ottoville/FJ/P-G 4:30pm
Tuesday Apr. 10 @ Ayersville Schools 4:30pm
Friday Apr. 13 @ Columbus Grove Schools 4:00pm
Thursday Apr. 19 @ Continental w/C-R Holgate 4:30pm
Saturday Apr. 21 @ Delphos St. John’s 9:00am
Friday Apr. 27 @ Edgerton Schools 4:00pm
Tuesday May 01 Van Wert Schools 5:00pm
Friday May 04 @ PCL (Columbus Grove) 4:00pm
Monday May 07 Ottoville/LCC/FJ 4:30pm
Try our amazing wings!
141 West Canal Street
Ottoville
419-453-3043
THE OTTOVILLE BANK CO.
www.ottovillebank.com
Ottoville
Main Offce
161 W. 3RD ST.
(419) 453-3313
Delphos
Lending Center
940 E. 5TH ST.
(419) 695-3313
March 28 - April 3, 2012
18-month-old Conner Ladd, of Continental, loves chasing bubbles during the
recent unseasonably warm weather.
The Pandora-Gilboa girls won the Elmwood 6th grade Tournament held on
March 23 and 24. The team went 5-0 to take first place. Members of the
team include (front, l-r): Storm Hiegel, Stevie Brooks, Ariana Barnes and
(back, l-r) coach Steve Fenstermaker, manager Lacie Fenstermaker, Paige
Fenstermaker, Kayla Ferguson, Abby Auchmuty, Madison Dulaney and
coach Melissa Fenstermaker.
Homemade noodles
on sale Friday
Mae Baldridge (left) and volunteer Sylvia
Niese are shown making home-made noo-
dles for the Putnam Acres activities bake
sale on Friday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. The public is invited to this event.
•Submitted photo
Students raise
$1,500 for charity
The third and fourth graders
at SPPS recently participated
in a Math-a-Thon. The Math-
a- Thon is a fundraiser for St.
Jude’s Childrens’ Hospital.
The students complete a
book full of math problems
and ask for donations for
completing those problems.
With only 45 students partici-
pating in this fundraiser they
still raised $1,500.00!
The third graders at SPPS presented the Stations of the Cross last Friday. Some students were actors
while others were speakers. They all participated in a beautiful song at the end complete with ribbon
banners waving to the music. Every Friday during Lent the students at SPPS take time to remember
that Jesus sacrificed his life for us on the cross.
• Submitted by MISSI BELLMAN
• Submitted photo
P-G girls win tournament
Bruce Stowe shows items on
exhibit from local history, and
also items from around the
world, in his Ottawa museum.
Among items on display are
once belonged to Miss Frances
Horwich, an early television
performer with the Ding Dong
Show. Miss Frances grew up in
Ottawa. Stowe is offering tours
by appointment to individuals
and groups. Stowe invites all to
stop by and visit the museum
if they see the open sign at his
937 N. Defiance St. (SR 15)
location in Ottawa.
NANCY KLINE • PutnamVoice
Miss Francis’
school bell rings
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