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Celebrating 25 years

Nancy Kline
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Take the tests, hope you pass
I like working with numbers, so when I started typing the costs for the different blood tests at this weekend’s Kiwanis Health Fair, I started breaking the cost down by numbers. I started with the main test, the Chemistry Profile. With this little vile of blood, they conduct 39 tests to find out important things about me such as my electrolytes, renal function and good and bad cholesterol count. I get all this done for $35. Doing the math I realized a little more than $.89 per test. That sounds like a bargain to me. The hardest part will be fasting for 12 hours before the test. The best part will be rewarding my fast with a breakfast served by Rose Riepenhoff of Rosehaven Bed and Breakfast and her crew. I can enjoy sausage links, scrambled eggs, hash brown casserole and pecan cinnamon pancakes. This year my husband said he is planning on taking all the tests that are available. It’s a great deal he said. So once again I had to do the math. The total costs for all additional four tests available to him is only $100 more. This is for four tests including a PSA test, A1C test, TSH test and magnesium test. At first it all sounded like some foreign language to me until I did some research. Of course the PSA test is only for men. It helps discover prostrate cancer in its early states. This is important since prostrate cancer is normally symptomless in the early stages. This test cost is $40. Since I don’t need that test, the three remaining tests will only cost me an additional $60. For this I can find out how my thyroid is functioning, by having the TSH test done for only $25. The magnesium test will tell me my levels of magnesium, an electrolyte that is critical in nearly all metabolic processes. Abnormal levels may indicate renal insufficiency, chronic renal disease, uncontrolled diabetes, diabetic acidosis, Addison’s disease, hypothyroidism, malnutrition, malabsorption, hypoparathyroidism, and alcoholism. Twenty dollars seems like a bargain to find out this information. The final test, the A1C test can tell me if I have developed diabetes. Since I take medications that can cause diabetes this test is important to me. The mere $15 seems like an affordable pro-active health activity. I hope you join me at this Saturday’s Kiwanis Health Fair, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Ottawa-Glandorf High School Gymnasium.

BECKY LEADER • Putnam Voice

Ottawa Lions Club Charter Members gathered for the Club’s 25th Charter Night Anniversary Celebration. Pictured are Rick Carder, George Wisser, Dwain Hohman, Mike Kaufman and Dan von der Embse. Charter Member Terry Schroeder was unable to attend.

Ottawa Lions Club members mark major milestone
By BECKY LEADER
Voice Correspondent

Ottawa Lions projects
• Provide eye care and glasses for those who cannot afford it • Work at VOSH, cleaning and sorting eyeglasses • Collect/recycle aluminum cans • “Movie Time” for children ages Pre-K through Second Grade, in collaboration with Jerry Lewis’ McDonald’s, Putnam County Task Force for Youth Red Ribbon Committee • Provide two scholarships for Ottawa-Glandorf seniors • Nine eyeglasses collection boxes at various locations in town • Chicken barbeque with the Ottawa Tiger Sharks Swim Team • Spaghetti Dinner with the Ottawa-Glandorf High School Art Club • Food Drive with the OttawaGlandorf High School Art Club • Bring Eddie Eyeglasses to Sts. Peter and Paul and Ottawa Elementary Schools • Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser • Sponsor County Science Fair vision-related award • Adopt-A-Highway Clean-up • White Cane Day (to bring recognition to eye care and vision-related problems) • Donations to vision-related causes, including Northwest Ohio Lions Eye Care Foundation and Lodestar • Donations to community causes • Lawn care for our members who are visually impaired • 300 Club (Lions Club fundraiser) • Work at Rhythm and Ribs Fest • Provide chili during Ottawa’s Santa Parade

OTTAWA — There had been a Lions Club in Ottawa that was chartered in 1956, but for reasons unknown, that club disbanded. On April 24, 1987, the Glandorf Lions Club sponsored a new Club in Ottawa, and the Lions came roaring back. During the Club’s Charter Night Celebration, which was April 22 at the Schnipke Inn, the six original Charter Members who are still active in the Lions Club were recognized. Those members, Rick Carder, Dwain Hohman, Mike Kaufman, Dan von der Embse and George Wisser (Terry Schroeder was unable to attend), reminisced about how they became involved in the Lions, and what Lionism has meant to them. Each Charter Member will receive a 25-year Lions pin at a later date. Rick Carder remembered that when he grew up in Ottoville, every street sign had a Lions emblem on it. After having relocated to Ottawa, the Glandorf Lions decided to start an Ottawa club; Carder was invited to be a Charter Member. “I wanted to meet people and give back to the community,” he explained. “I enjoy helping with fundraisers and service projects. I am honored to be a Lion,” Carder stated. Dwain Hohman recalled he was in the process of retiring from one job and transitioning into another when he was asked to be a Charter Member. “Someone said to me, ‘Dwain, you’d have the time to do this,’” Hohman said with a grin. He was elected the Charter President. Hohman described the Club’s first fundraiser, Cow Chip Bingo, in which members had made small “cow chips,” complete with flies for Bingo games. He has enjoyed being a Lion and working with fellow Lions. “I hope we can continue doing what we have done,” he commented. Mike Kaufman was invited to be a Lion in 1987. He was the one who had discovered the 1956 Charter certificate and had it framed (the Lions hope to have that displayed at the Schnipke Inn). Kaufman said he gets pleasure from the numerous Lions activities in which he has been involved, especially bringing Eddie Eyeglasses (an actor dressed as a giant pair of eyeglasses who

Current Ottawa Lions Club members gathered for their 25th Charter Night Anniversary Celebration. Pictured are (front row) Dr. Shane Maag and Abbot Carder; (second row) David Leader, Becky Leader, Jean Setser, Deb Carder, Carol Schnipke and Ben Eldridge; (third row) Dwain Hohman, Stan Beckman, George Wisser, Jan Jones, Jeff Jones, Dan von der Embse, Eric Drummelsmith and Mike Kaufman; (fourth row) Rick Carder, Fred Schroeder and Karl Hirzel. talks with children about eye safety, regular eye check-ups, wearing eyeglasses, collecting old pairs of eyeglasses for the Lions Clubs, and helping the visually-impaired) to Sts. Peter and Paul and Ottawa Elementary Schools. Kaufman challenged his fellow Lions to invite neighbors and friends to join the club. Dan von der Embse said his father had been actively involved in the Kalida Lions Club. He reminisced about helping with a float for a parade. His father, Norman, had always told his children they needed to be more involved in the community than just through the church. von der Embse said when he was invited to join the Ottawa Lions, he felt there was no excuse not to join. He commented, “I sometimes feel like we can’t do enough, but we’ve done a lot to be proud of.” von der Embse is glad to see that younger members have joined the Club. George Wisser told of the many fundraisers in which he took part, in order to further the Club’s causes. “We’ve sold brooms, t-shirts, Easter bunnies, and root beer floats. One time, the chicken barbeque was rained out, and Jim (Schnipke) had 50 chickens in his freezer!” Wisser is the senior member of the Ottawa Club. Although not a Charter member, Deb Carder, currently serving as the club’s secretary, recalled that she did a lot of “behind the scenes” work to help her husband, Rick, in his Lions endeavors. “When the Lions began, women were not allowed to be members,” she stated. “I knew when they allowed women, I wanted to be first on the list.” Carder became Ottawa’s first female member in 1991. The men told of the time that the Club’s gavel, which rings the bell to call each meeting to order, was “kidnapped.” “We got pictures of it traveling all over the United States,” they laughed, including Denver and Cleveland, at a Browns’ game. They even had a trial for the offender! Lions Clubs are primarily identified with helping persons with vision-related issues. They also support youth, provide disaster relief, and meet humanitarian needs. The Ottawa Lions is involved in numerous projects to better the community (see box). Above and beyond the vision-related projects, the one project of which they are most proud is their connection to and support of the Ottawa-Glandorf High School’s Art Club. The Lions and the Art Club formed a partnership several years ago when the Lions needed to spruce up their Christmas in the Park decorations. Recently, when the Art Club lost their funding, the Lions stepped in and paid the stipend for the Art Club advisor. This partnership has been good for both the Lions as well as the students. They have collaborated three years on a food

drive that has benefited the Ottawa Food Pantry. This past January, they joined forces on a Spaghetti Dinner that will help the Lions Club fund various projects. The Club hopes that by getting the youth involved now, they will want to become Lions when they are older. The Ottawa Lions Club is one of the smaller clubs (27 members) in town, but they are mighty- hear them roar! Here’s hoping the next 25 years are as great for the Ottawa Lions. Ottawa Lions meet at the Schnipke Inn, on the second Wednesday of each month at 8:30 p.m., and the second Saturday after the Wednesday meeting at 7:30 am.

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SAY WHAT ?!?!
with Skeeter. Those with questions can call the Columbus Grove library at 419-659-2355. Visit www.mypcdl. org for more program information. Family Fun Movie Night The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa will have a movie May 22 at 6 p.m. Because of licensing, we can not post the movie title outside the library. HINT...Adventures of a “very little” girl. Based on the award-winning book “The Borrowers”. All are welcome to see this free movie. This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Putnam County District Library. Those with questions can call the Ottawa library at 419-523-3747. Visit www.mypcdl.org for more program information. Perennial Plant Exchange The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa will have a Perennial Plant Exchange with Master Gardeners May 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. All gardening enthusiasts should bring plants, seeds or gardening books to exchange. If you would like to drop them off early, call 419-523-4492. Those with questions can call the Ottawa library at 419523-3747. Visit www.mypcdl.org for more program information.

Putnam Library announces May calendar of events
Book discussion at Ottawa Library The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa will have a book discussion Tuesday at 6 p.m. Register at the library and pick up your copy of “Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana De Rosnay. In the summer of 1942, the French police arrested thousands of Jewish families and held them outside of Paris before shipping them off to Auschwitz. In order for enough books to be ordered, registration is required. Visit www.mypcdl.org for more program information. Perennial Plant Exchange The Putnam County District Library Continental Location will have a Perennial Plant Exchange May 3 at 4 p.m. All gardening enthusiasts should bring plants, seeds or gardening books to exchange. If you have starts of mums, tulip bulbs or any plants to share, please bring them and spread the beauty. Those with questions can call the Continental Library at 419-5963727. Visit www.mypcdl.org. for more program information. Children’s Book Week Contest The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa and all locations are having a contest for Children’s Book Week (May 7-13). For children in kindergarten through second grade, there is a coloring contest. There is a comic story contest for grades 3-4. Prizes will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners. This contest has been sent to elementary schools in the county and is available at local libraries. All entries must be turned into the Putnam County District Library in Ottawa by May 14. Visit www. mypcdl.org for more program information. Family Fun Night at the Library The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa will have “Superhero Night” May 8 at 6:30 p.m. Dress as your favorite superhero and enjoy stories, games, activities and crafts. Bring your camera for pictures with Batman. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Putnam County District Library. Those with questions can call the Ottawa library at 419-5233747. Visit www.mypcdl.org for more program information. Mystery Lovers Book Club The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa will have a Book Talk May 9 at 1 p.m. The title is “Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder” by Joanne Fluke, and registration is required so enough books can be ordered. The Mystery Lovers Book Club will meet on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. every other month. Some of the authors we will be reading are: Anne Perry, Debbie Macomber, Susan Albert, Mary Jane Clark, Paul Gaus, Joan Hess and Sue Grafton. Those with questions can call the library at 419-523-3747 and ask for Jan. Visit www.mypcdl.org for more program information. President Program at the Library The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa will have “Ohioans in the White House: Rutherford B. Hayes and William Howard Taft” May 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. Presidential history buff Jeri Diehl Cusack will discuss the lives of two of the men whose political careers led them all the way from our state, Ohio to Washington, D.C. Ms. Cusack is a retired librarian who serves on the board of the Grandview Heights/ Marble Cliff Historical Society and the Midwest Committee of Honoring Eleanor Roosevelt. All are welcome to attend this free and informative program. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Putnam County District Library. Those with questions can call the Ottawa library at 419-523-3747. Visit www.mypcdl.org for more program information. Painting Class at the Library The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa will have a “Basic Watercolor Class” May 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. Susan Bohner will help you create a color wheel with three primary colors and then you will paint a spring-inspired painting with these colors. The goal is that your painting will be completed and ready for framing by the end of the class. Register at the library with space being limited and there is a $6 fee to be paid at time of registration. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Putnam County District Library. Those with questions can call the Ottawa library at 419-523-3747. Visit www.mypcdl. org for more program information. Clowning Around in Columbus Grove “Skeeter the Clown” will be at the Putnam County District Library Columbus Grove location May 15 at 10 a.m. Skeeter will be at the Columbus Grove Schools from 8 a.m. to noon with an appearance at the Columbus Grove Library. All are welcome to stop by the library and visit

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LETTER

Schnipke honored with Melvin Jones Fellowship Award Community
By BECKY LEADER
Voice Correspondent

OTTAWA — Lions Club International recognizes outstanding individuals by bestowing on them an award that is named for its founder, Melvin Jones. This Fellowship Award is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideas consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism. The recipient of this award becomes a model because of the exemplary service to his club and the community for which he serves. Jim Schnipke was a Charter Member of the Ottawa Lions Club. He served as president, vice president, treaSchnipke surer, and trustee during his time with the Lions. He was named the club’s “Lion of the Year” in 1996. Jim graciously permitted the club to hold their meetings at the Schnipke Inn. In addition to serving the Ottawa club, Jim and the Schnipke Inn catered meals to Columbus Grove Lions meetings and the Holgate Lions meetings from time to time. Jim and the staff at the Schnipke Inn also served numerous Zone, District Governor’s Cabinet, and other Lions meetings and events. Jim was very active outside of Lions in numerous other organizations. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a member

invited to National Day of Prayer
Dear Editor and Putnam County Community, Next Thursday, May 3, millions of people across this nation will meet at state capitals, county courthouses, parks, churches, homes and at the Canon House in Washington, D.C. with an outpouring of prayer and repentance in behalf of America and her leaders. Prayerflight will have planes in all 50 states with praying passengers on board flying over capital buildings. Dr. David Jeremiah is the honorary chairman for The National Day of Prayer this year and he shares, “Your prayers mean more than you realize. At the moment you pray, you connect to the most powerful force in the universe. You become an integral part of the rich, complex communication network of prayer.” Won’t you join fellow Americans on the National Day of Prayer next Thursday, May 3 at 12:00 Noon in front of the courthouse in Ottawa as we call upon God to shed His love and grace on us. Sondra Edwards (for NDP Task Force)

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Becky Leader, with the Ottawa Lions Club, presents the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, posthumously, to Jim’s wife, Dorothy, and his daughters Margaret and Patricia, on April 22 at the 25th Anniversary Charter Night Dinner. of Holy Family Catholic Church, New Cleveland. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Knights of Columbus Fr. Warnimont Assembly, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, and Fraternal Order of Eagles, all in Ottawa, the Indian Lake Loyal Order of Moose, Leipsic Rod and Gun, Glandorf Rod and Gun, the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, and the Ohio Farm Bureau. He was also president of Putnam County Farmers Union. Jim was the coowner of Schnipke Inn, along with his wife, Dorothy. He was a lifelong farmer. Jim passed away in November 2011. The Lions will miss his quiet manner, his sense of loyalty and dedication to all his organizations, as well as his sense of humor. In memory of Lion Jim Schnipke, the Ottawa Lions Club presented the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award, posthumously, to Jim’s wife, Dorothy, and his daughters Margaret and Patricia, on April 22, 2012, at the 25th Anniversary Charter Night Dinner.

COURT RECORD
Putnam County Common Pleas Court
Dispositions/April 16 Amy S. Steffel, Continental, was granted a divorce from Donald F. Steffel, Continental. They were married Aug. 24, 1991 in Defiance, and have no minor children. Robert W. Pollock, 37, 214 S. Market St., Van Wert, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for two counts trafficking in drugs – heroin. He was given credit for five days saved. He must pay $730 to the MAN unit and his license was suspended for five years. He was originally charged with three counts trafficking in drugs and three counts permitting drug abuse. Dispositions/April 18 Dianne Shoemaker was sentenced to 10 days jail for being in contempt for failure to pay child support. She was found in total arrears in the amount of $17,741.20 as of Feb. 29, 2012. The sentence was suspended provided she remains current in her payments and seek work. Leroy Lugo, 42, Lima, was granted judicial release to the WORTH Center. He had been convicted of aggravated burglary. Dispositions/April 19 Lorie A. Beach, 35, 205 N. Jefferson St., Pandora, pleaded guilty to theft of drugs. She faces up to 18 months in prison and $5,000 in fines. Bond was continued while a pre-sentence investigation is continued. Daniel J. Ellerbrock, Ottawa, and Sharon J. Ellerbrock, Ottawa, were granted a dissolution of marriage. They were married Feb. 20, 2004 in Ottawa, and have no children. Dispositions/April 20 Joshua A. Morman, 41, 543 W. Third Street, Ottawa, pleaded no contest to felonious assault. He faces up to eight years in prison, and $15,000 in fines. Bond was continued while a pre-sentence investigation is conducted. A sentencing hearing was set for 1:30 p.m. May 15. New Cases Roger A. Schnipke, Leipsic, v. Jovanka F. Schnipke, Miller City; divorce without children. US Bank National Ass., Owensboro, Ky., v. Jeffrey A. Whitehurst, Ottawa, and Mary J. Whitehurst, Ottawa; foreclosure. JP Morgan Chase Bank National Ass., Columbus, v. Dennis L. Salisbury, Columbus Grove; foreclosure. Cach, LLC, Denver, Co., v. John E. Niese, Leipsic; money. Midland Funding, LLC, San Diego, Calif., v. Kathryn Hiegel, Leipsic; money. Bonnie Moore, Continental, v. CalDispositions/April 17 vary Manor Inc., Louisville, Ky., and Thomas A. Bishop, 29, 208 RiverSteve Buehrer, Ohio Worker’s Comp.; view Drive, Apt. A, Ottawa, charged workers compensation. with receiving stolen property, a felony, Putnam County Municipal Court bound over to common pleas court. Matthew W. Elling, 21, 24425 Judgments/April 13 Road R23, Fort Jennings, pleaded LVNV Funding, LLC, Greenville, guilty to an amended charge of S.C., default judgment v. Mark Lowe, second-offense reckless operation. Fort Jennings, $2,378.75, with interest of $466.63, plus interest and Sentence: Four points, 30 days jail, $250 fine, one-year license suspencosts. sion, with 27 days suspended, and Dispositions/April 16 Bret E. Grayson, 39, 251 Concord credit for three days upon compleDrive, Apt. 13, Ottawa, pleaded guilty tion of DIP program. A charge of to an amended charge of menac- open container was dismissed. Nicholas R. Hill, 31, 251 Concord ing. Sentence: 30 days jail, $150 fine, with 28 days suspended, and Drive, Apt. 11, Ottawa, pleaded guilty complete assessment at Pathways to violating the terms of probation. Sentence: 10 days jail. He was also Counseling Center. Jason L. Clapper Sr., 38, 1045 fined $100 for disorderly conduct, Prosperity Road, Lima, pleaded no and $100 for open container. A contest to possession of marijuana charge of criminal mischief was disand was found guilty. Sentence: missed. Judgments/April 17 30 days jail, $250 fine, six-month Ohio Department of Jobs and license suspension, with 30 days jail suspended, and complete assess- Family Services, Columbus, default ment at Pathways Counseling Center. judgment v. Patricia J. Gray, Kalida, A charge of possession of drug para- $14,111.29, plus interest and costs. Bowling Green State University, phernalia was dismissed. Columbus, default judgment v. Brenda Judgments/April 16 St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, M. Torres, Leipsic, $5,484,68, plus default judgment v. Douglas S. Mar- interest and costs. Dispositions/April 19 tin, Columbus Grove, and Barbara Martin, Columbus Grove, $2,802.40, Matthew J. Hughes, 23, 129 Charplus interest and costs. loe Circle, 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 suspended, and credit for three days jail upon completion of DIP program. A charge of failure to control was dismissed. Jordan Berger, 21, 403 S. Poplar St., Leipsic, pleaded guilty to secondoffense OVI. Sentence: Six points, 180 days jail, $1,000 fine, five-year license suspension, with 160 days jail and $200 suspended, and complete assessment at Pathways Counseling Center. Samuel W. Spangler, 26, 905 E. Second St., 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 suspended, and credit for three days jail upon completion of DIP program. Charges of two lights required and right of way/stop sign/yield signs were dismissed. Judgments/April 19 Cavalry SPV I, LLC, Columbus, default judgment v. Dennis L. Salisbury, Columbus Grove, $5,825.05, plus interest and costs. Lima Radiological Ass., default judgment v. Alicia Fenbert, Kalida, and Brandon Fenbert, Kalida, $646.82, plus interest and costs.

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WATCH FOR IT Pandora church hosting free meal
Pandora United Methodist Church will be hosting a free community meal today from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington St., Pandora. The meal this month is scalloped potatoes, ham, green beans, applesauce, roll, coleslaw and cake.

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EVENT

Ottawa resident’s film to be screened at festival
OTTAWA — Drew Wolke, a resident of Ottawa, is among the filmmakers selected to have work screened at “23 on 23,” the 23rd annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival taking place at the SVA Theatre in New York City from May 6-9. The Dusty Film & Animation Festival will showcase more than 100 films by students graduating from the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department at the School of Visual Arts. The program includes screenings of short films, videos and animations and culminates in an awards ceremony with notable presenters from the film and animation industries. Thirteen awards-including Outstanding Film and Achievement in Directing, Outstanding Documentary, Outstanding Traditional and Stop Motion Animation, and the New York Women in Film and Television Award-are given to students in recognition for outstanding thesis work. All festival screenings and the awards ceremony are free to the general public and will take place at the SVA Theatre (333 West 23 Street, New York City). Further details and screening schedules are available at www.sva.edu/dusty. The Dusty Film & Animation Festival and Awards began in 1990 when the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department sought to bring its year-end screenings of student thesis films to a wider audience. With sponsorship, a venue, and the support from the film industry, the event came to life. To pay tribute to School of Visual Arts Founder Silas H. Rhodes, the event was named “Dusty” after the nickname Mr. Rhodes had as a soldier in World War II. Over its more than two-decade history, the Dusty Film & Animation Festival has introduced many graduates of the BFA Film, Video and Animation Department who have gone on to earn national and international recognition. School of Visual Arts in New York City is an established leader and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947, the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

NANCY KLINE • Putnam Voice

Anointing of Sick at SS Peter and Paul
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be held at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish Thursday at the 6:30 p.m. Mass. Practicing Catholics with the following health conditions should consider receiving the sacrament: • A heart condition • A serious ailment or disease • The elderly who are notably weakened by age • Imminent surgery due to illness or injury • A serious emotional affliction or depression A person should not be anointed merely because he and/or she happens to be present when the Sacrament is being administered.

Mason and MItchell Maag enjoy an activity Thursday during the Autism Resource Fair at the Putnam County Educational Service Center.

Autism Resource Fair held at ESC
Michelle Votaw, Director, Special Kids Therapy, Findlay, was the guest speaker during the Autism Fair last Thursday at the Putnam County Educational Service Center. Votaw introduce applications for the iPad, iPod and other devices, and spoke about possible funding sources for families to purchase these devices. The Putnam County Education Service Center is sponsoring an Autism Resource Fair free for families and Professionals The Fair featured numerous displays and resources regarding autism, along with speakers and refreshments. There was also on-site daycare provided.

O-G students to present musical ‘Legally Blonde’
OTTAWA — The Senior Class at Ottawa-Glandorf High School presents the musical “Legally Blonde” on Thursday, April 26; Friday, April 27; and Saturday, April 28, at 7:30 p.m. each evenings. Tickets are $6. and can be purchased at the ticket window or by calling the high school office at 419-523-5702 to place them on hold. This humorous musical is the tale of totally blonde Elle Woods, a Delta Nu sorority sister at UCLA, who followers her boyfriend to Harvard to become a lawyer. She quickly learns that her brains are what make her successful instead of relying on her good looks and blonde hair. This show is directed by Linda Knowlton with musical direction by Jo Deskins and choreography by Kristen Gerding-Heffner.

Gilboa Fire Dept. hosting chicken BBQ
Gilboa Volunteer Fire Department will host a chicken barbeque Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire station. The cost for the meal is $7 each. Tickets are presale only. Call 419-6158099 for tickets.

NANCY KLINE • Putnam Voice

Cast members of the Ottawa-Glandorf musical “Legally Blonde” include (from left) Becca Schroeder, Max Inniger, Shelby Hemrick, Mathias Klausing, Abbie Closson; and (back) Joe Pothast. Bruzer and Rufus (dogs) are also in the play. The musical will be shown Thursday through Saturday.

EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER BOARD MEETING - APRIL MINUTES
The regular meeting of the Putnam County Educational Service Center Governing Board was held on April 10, at which time the following business was conducted: • Approved board agenda and any addendum(s) to agenda as presented, approved minutes of last meeting, and approved to pay bills as presented. • Financial Report was presented by Mr. Siebeneck. Interest earned month to date was $271.63. Interest earned fiscal year to date was $6,914.22. Mr. Siebeneck reviewed appropriation modifications, any purchase orders over $25,000, and vendor contracts. The board accepted and appropriated $1000 for the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Grant on behalf of FCFC. • Discussed the current use and future needs of Federal Funds. • Administrative report was presented by Dr. Jan Osborn. • Update on use of ESC Building: Apollo’s LPN program is at capacity; a new lease agreement is in process; the Village of Ottawa is currently doing a study regarding electrical surges in our power system. • Through the generosity of Virginia Zirkle’s donation to the ESC, landscaping will be installed in front of the building. It should be started in June. • Summer programming is progressing according to schedule for junior high and high school, tech camp, and 21st century classes, and summer speech. • The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities sponsored two trainings at the ESC called ‘It’s My Turn” for special education students. • The Safe Schools national evaluation team visited recently with ESC director and core team. The final budget for Safe Schools was submitted for approval. • Project MORE presentations in near future are for Ohio Educational Service Center Association and the Project MORE state conference. • Dr. Bob Midden of BGSU, regional STEM coordinator, will visit the county in the new few weeks. • The Village of Ottawa’s demonstration of their manure recycling program was attended by students from several county schools. The Village may be transferring more land to the ESC near the current building. • Quiz Bowl for Grades 5/6 and Grades 7/8 will be held at the ESC this month. • Administrative assistants in the county will be guests of the ESC at an appreciation lunch on April 25. • An Autism Awareness program will be held at the ESC this month with many vendors. Thanks to ESC staff for their work coordinating this event, along with assistance from area agencies and parents. • After looking at student placements for next year, the middle school MD class at Miller City will be moving to Continental. ESC staff is finalizing numbers to see if an additional MD class will be needed, and possibly one ED class will be eliminated. • Work with the Northwest Ohio ESC is progressing well. • The superintendent search for Leipsic went well. The ESC appreciates the opportunity to work with the Leipsic Board to accomplish this. • State issues of importance include the interim budget correction bill which has no money involved in the legislation – just additional mandates for schools. • Approved the following certified employee’s contract renewals: Tonya Buss, Continuing; T. Timothy Calvelage, 1 year; Gary Herman, 2 years; Jodi Maag, 1 year; Karen Miller, 5 years; Kristine Niese, 2 years; Patricia Smith, 1 year; Dana Tobe, 1 year; Daniel VonderEmbse,1 year. • Approved the following classified employees’ contract renewals: Amy Freeman, 1 year; Barbara Schroeder, 1 year; Stephanie Schroeder, 1 year (8/10 time) All these contracts contingent upon grant funding. • Approved renewal of contract for Julie Amstutz for 1 year. • Approved renewal of contract for Michael Siebeneck, Treasurer, for 4 years. • Approved employment of the following individual(s) on an as needed basis, and approved the following personnel action: • 21st Century AfterSchool - Continental Teachers: Krystal Bowers, Carrie Jo Fitzwater, Lindsey Spitnale-Slattman, Joni Swager, Tara Warnemont, all retroactive to 4-2-2012. Instructional Aide: Patricia Brenneman (Wixey), retroactive to 4-2-2012. • Migrant Program - Substitute Teachers: Ruth Ann Stechschulte, Susan Beggs (Wixey) • ABLE/GED - ABLE Link Clerk, Kandy Martinez (Wixey); ABLE/GED Teacher, Susan Stella Brinkman (Wixey) • Resignations -- Accepted resignation of James Kleman, effective 4-2-2012. • Accepted resignation of Terri Wahl, for retirement purposes, effective 5-31-2012. • Approved addendum to countywide substitute teacher list. • Approved resolution in honor of All County Band and Choir, National Administrative Professionals Day, National Teachers Day and in congratulations to Ottawa-Glandorf’s Boys’ Basketball Team for state tournament appearance. • Approved to move the May meeting to May 15 at 9 a.m. in the Putnam County ESC.

Blood drive set for May 3 in Ottawa
The Ottawa Community Blood Drive will be held at the Ottawa American Legion Hall, 218 West Main, Ottawa on May 3 from noon until 6 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call the Putnam County Red Cross at 419-523-4810 or visit redcrossblood.org and enter code: OTTAWALEGION50.

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Welcome reception being planned for Sgt. Major Lehew
COLUMBUS GROVE — Columbus Grove is returning Sgt. Major Justin D. Lehew of to the area to be inducted into the Ohio Hall of Fame in Columbus and will be coming home to Columbus Grove to see old friends and acquaintances on May 5. A welcome reception with a steak and chop dinner will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at the American Legion Hall located at 412 Plum St. in Columbus Grove. The cocktail hour will begin at 5 p.m. with dinner starting at 5:45 p.m. The program will begin at 7 p.m. followed by an open house from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets for the event are $12, please buy in advance at the following locations: Columbus Grove American Legion Hall 419-659-5402 Hawkey’s Pharmacy 419659-2366 Heffner Printing Co. 419659-2466 Jack Dunbar 419-659-5181 Kathi Edwards 419-2357620 Dale Otto 419-236-7834 (texts preferred) Mike Clymer 419-659-5010 *All active duty military personnel admitted free of charge with proper I.D. **Please bring a non-perishable canned good to the event to be donated the Veterans Food Bank. Sgt. Major Justin D. Lehew, a 1988 graduate of Columbus Grove High School, entered the Marine Corps in 1988 and continues to serve today as the Sgt. Major of the 3rd Marine Regiment in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Sgt. Major Lehew is a Veteran of the Persian Gulf War and has served three tours of duty in Iraq. While serving in Iraq, he was awarded the Navy Cross and the Bronze Star with a “V” device for Valor in Combat. He is also a requested motivational speaker for sports teams and corporations.

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Joanne M. Nichols, 87, died at 6:41 p.m. April 21, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. She was born Dec. 15, 1924, in Ottoville, to Stephen and Adeline Miehls Looser, who preceded her in death. On April 19, 1947, she married Milton Nichols, who died Jan. 8, 1996. Mrs. Nichols was a homemaker. She worked at the Lima Tank Depot during World War II. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and Fort Jennings American Legion Post 0715. She devoted her life to her family and loved spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include two sons, Michael (Doris) Nichols and Robert (Jennifer) Nichols, both of Fort Jennings; four daughters, Judy (Dave) Will, Becky (Lou) Pothast, Gin (Terry) Snyder and Barb (Denny) Metzger, all of Fort Jennings; a sister, Virginia Hoffman, of Columbus Grove; 27 grandchildren, Joseph Nichols, Stephen Nichols, Lynette Bornman, Matthew Nichols, Andrew Nichols, Christopher Nichols, Curt Will, Stacy Warnecke, Amy Will, Robert Will, Kevin Good, Michael Good, Sarah Good, Gary Snyder, Jodie Walker, Katie Garcia, Jessica Fields, Greg Metzger, Nick Metzger, Jonathan Metzger, Alex Nichols, Elizabeth Nichols, Isaac Nichols, Andrew Nichols, Chelsey Ryane, Jack Nichols and Cole Nichols; and 22 greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters; two brothers; and two greatgrandchildren, Ava and William Bornman. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Rev. Joseph Przybysz will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at Harter and Schier Funeral Home and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. The Fort Jennings American Legion Post 0715 Auxiliary conducted a memorial service at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fort Jennings Fire Department and the Jennings Memorial Association. The family would like to thank Dr. Jonah Ukiwe and the staff on 4K at St. Rita’s.

James N. “Jim” Kleman
James N. “Jim” Kleman, 59, died peacefully at 6:30 a.m. April 18, 2012, at his residence. He was born June 28, 1952, in Lima to Norbert and Rita Unterbrink Kleman. His father preceded him in death. His mother and stepfather, Clarence Steffan, survive in Ottawa. On Nov. 11, 1978, he married Coleen “Connie” Shisler, who died Oct. 16, 2000. Mr. Kleman retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation after 33 years and worked in maintenance at the Putnam County Education Service Center. He was a member of the Miller City Fire Department for 38 years, where he served as chief for 20 years. He served on the Miller City school board for 16 years. He was a member of the Miller City Sportsman’s Club; a social member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the Sons of the American Legion and Loyal Order of Moose, all in Napoleon; and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Defiance. He enjoyed gardening and playing cards and loved spending time with his grandchildren. Survivors also include a daughter, Rachel (Kurt) Steffan; his significant other, Sheri McCarley, of Napoleon; two grandchildren, twins Cole and Claire Steffan; three brothers, Steven (Judy) Kleman and Kenneth (Shirley) Kleman, both of Miller City, and Daniel (Linda) Kleman, of Ottawa; three sisters, Janet Leopold, of Ottawa, Jane (Kenneth) Hermiller, of Columbus Grove, and Jacqueline (Kevin) Schroeder, of Leipsic. He was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Kleman. Services were held Saturday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Leipsic. Pastor Tim Tracy officiated. Burial was in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Miller City. Memorial contributions may be made to Putnam County Home Care & Hospice. Condolences may be expressed at lovefuneral home.com.

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With ever increasing demands on our personal and professional time in today’s busy society, learning to juggle multiple tasks at once is something we all face daily. As a result, a new traffic safety epidemic has emerged on America’s roadways that demands immediate attention: distracted driving. In 2009 alone, nearly 5,500 people were killed and a half million more were injured in distracted driving crashes. One of the most alarming and widespread forms of distracted driving is cell phone usage. According to a Carnegie Mellon study, driving while using a cell phone reduces the amount of brain activity associated with driving by 37 percent. And a report from the National Safety Council found that more than one out of every four traffic accidents is caused by people talking on cell phones or sending text messages. Text messaging is of heightened concern because it combines three types of distraction — visual, manual and cognitive. In other words, texting involves taking your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, and your mind off the task of driving. Younger, inexperienced drivers younger than 20 have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes. Their lack of driving experience can contribute to critical misjudgments if they become distracted. Not surprisingly, they text more than any other age group and the numbers of young drivers who text is only increasing. It’s a trend that poses a growing danger, so it’s important to address this issue now. Parents need to set good example for their children and show them from an early age it is not safe to text and/or talk on their phone while driving. So the next time you are pressed for time, and it seems like multitasking in the car is the best decision, remember those 5,500 lives that were taken because someone decided they could do two things at once. A text or call is not worth your life, or anyone else’s. Remember, One Text or Call Could Wreck it all. The Putnam County Educational Service Center and Putnam County Sheriff’s Office are Partners in the Safe Communities and High Visibility Enforcement Grants from the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Office of Criminal Justice Services.

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GLANDORF — Mr. and Mrs. Donald Schroeder, of Glandorf, will celebrate 40 years of marriage April 29, 2012. A small family celebration is planned. Schroeder and the former Julie Horstman were married April 29, 1972, at St. Michael Catholic Church, in Kalida, by Father Herbert Eilerman. They are the parents of one son, Phil (Jodi) Schroeder, of Glandorf; and three daughters, Sally (Brent) Sutter, of Ottawa, Janet Schroeder, of Brockport, N.Y., and Anne (Greg)

Melissa A. “Missy” Calvelage
Melissa A. “Missy” Calvelage, 35, formerly of Fort Jennings, died at 9:55 a.m. April 17, 2012, at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center, Van Wert, surrounded by her family and friends. She was born Dec. 6, 1976, in Lima to John and Sharon Lammers Calvelage, who survive in Bluffton. Miss Calvelage was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Ada, and its Catholic Ladies of Columbia. She was a Gold Award Girl Scout. She enjoyed cooking, watching television, crocheting, reading, drawing and sketching. She was a graduate of Fort Jennings High School, Fort Jennings, and Vantage Vocational School, Van Wert. She was a very caring, loving individual, who never met a stranger. Survivors also include two brothers, Matthew (Carrie) Calvelage, of Fort Jennings, and Michael (Brenda) Calvelage, of Lima; a sister, Marlena (Shawn) Ballinger, of Jenera; maternal grandmother, Henrietta Calvelage, of Kalida; three nephews, Dane Calvelage, Troy Calvelage and Landon Calvelage; three nieces, Hunter Calvelage, Hannah Ballinger and Hailey Ballinger; her beloved dog, Reba Mae; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Thomas Calvelage; and maternal grandparents, Norman and Irene Lammers. A memorial Mass was held Saturday at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Ada. Father David Young officiated. A private burial will be held at a later date. Arrangements were handled by Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton Memorial contributions may be made to Coleman Behavioral Health, Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center, or Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh. com.

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OTTOVILLE — Joe and Tina Koester, of Ottoville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Ann, to Ryan Lee Hehr, son of Ken and Sheri Hehr, of Fort Loramie. The bride-elect is a graduate of Ottoville High School and the University of Toledo with a doctor of pharmacy degree. She is employed by Walgreens in Dayton. Her fiance is a graduate of Fort Loramie High School and Wright State University. He is employed as a copy editor by the Dayton Daily News. The couple will

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Kenneth E. Bogard, 80, of Cement City, Mich., formerly of Leipsic, died at 9:45 a.m. April 18, 2012, at his residence. Services were held Saturday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Leipsic. Pastor Joe Fralic officiated. Burial was in Sugar Ridge Cemetery, Leipsic, with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9547 and American Legion Post 287.

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Meadows First National celebrates community banking month receive award for service
The Meadows of Kalida, Leipsic and Ottawa-Glandorf were all recognized for their customer service excellence at the 2012 Trilogy Health Services Spring Meeting which was April 16-18 in Columbus. The Meadows of Kalida and Leipsic were the recipients of the Platinum Award and The Meadows of Ottawa-Glandorf was the recipient of the Presidential Award. The Award is based on customer satisfaction results from a semiannual survey that Trilogy sends to residents and family members. Each of The Meadows campuses received recognition for their customer satisfaction scores in Staff Attitude, Quality of Nursing Care, Food Quality, Activity Programming and Appearance / Cleanliness. Companywide, more than 5,500 surveys were mailed to family members and other responsible parties. Nearly 50 percent of the surveys were returned, and the results were compared to the campuses past survey performance, as well as to the performance of other Trilogy campuses. “We are excited and pleased to receive such great recognition,” said Stephanie Clark, executive director at The Meadows of Ottawa-Glandorf. Jim Sherry, executive director at The Meadows of Leipsic, added, “We value the fact that our customers have given us their stamp of approval. Our goal is to exceed the expectations of our residents and their families every day by delivering the best care possible.” Kevin Kidd, Executive Director at The Meadows of Kalida, added that this award was made possible by the contribution of all staff members. “I feel very fortunate to lead such a wonderful team of healthcare professionals.” “I Did My 50!” Which three local businesses would you miss if they closed their doors? Maybe it’s the local deli on the corner where you grab the best sandwiches. Perhaps it’s the florist who already seems to know exactly what your wife will love for her birthday – and is good enough to give you a reminder call so you never forget the date. Or is it the hometown movie theater where you can actually afford to take your family out for an evening? At First National Bank, community banking and supporting local businesses is what it’s all about. To celebrate Community Banking month in April, First National Bank employees have once again unanimously committed to supporting local, independent businesses. The impetus behind the commitment is The 3/50 Project®. This initiative, started by a Minneapolis, Minnesota, business owner in March, 2009, was created to build loyalty and increased revenue for independent, locally owned businesses and relies on a simple message: “Pick 3. Spend 50. Save your local economy.” According to The 3/50 Project (the350project.net), for every $100 spent in locally owned stores, $68 remains in the local economy. In contrast, only $43 of every $100 remains local when spent in national chains, and little or no local revenue results from online purchases. So, during the month of April, every FNB employee has committed to picking three local businesses and spending a total of $50 as a way to keep money in the community, support local business owners, and help local communities thrive. Todd Mason, President and CEO at First National Bank, is excited about the intent behind the effort: “community banks thrive because they work hand in

OG Meadows given high resident satisfaction marks
The Meadows of OttawaGlandorf, a Trilogy Health Services community and an Ottawa, Ohio provider of senior living and health services, is pleased to announce that they recently received high marks in resident satisfaction as a result of statewide surveys conducted by the Ohio Department of Aging www.ltcohio.org. The health campus scored an impressive 94.32 in overall resident satisfaction, with the statewide average being 87.1. “We have a great group of dedicated caregivers at The Meadows of OttawaGlandorf,” commented Stephanie Clark, Executive Director. “We strive to provide quality services that exceed our residents’ and families’ expectations, and we are thrilled that we have received confirmation from our customers of the quality of the care we provide. We consider it an honor to serve the residents of Ottawa and surrounding communities.” The Meadows of OttawaGlandorf is a Trilogy Health Services community and offers a full continuum of senior living and related health care services, from short-term rehabilitation and long-term care, to skilled nursing and comprehensive therapy services; all offered in a homelike setting that features an abundance of private rooms, chef-prepared meals, and services specially tailored to meet residents’ individual preferences. According to Randall Bufford, President and CEO of Trilogy, “When you have great services, delivered by a dedicated and compassionate team of caregivers, the result is a senior living experience that allows our residents to live truly meaningful lives.” “We like to say you can feel the difference the minute you walk through the doors of one of our campuses, and you see it everywhere you look,” Bufford continued. “Everything at a Trilogy campus is focused on our customers’ preferences and helping them have strong social connections, and engagement and purpose, while providing options for clinical care.” Trilogy communities offer a full range of personalized senior living services, from independent and assisted living, to skilled nursing and rehabilitative services. Trilogy’s senior living services are delivered by staff specially trained to honor and enhance the lives of our residents through compassion and commitment to exceeding customer expectations. To learn more about The Meadows of Ottawa-Glandorf, please visit www.meadowsofottawa.com. To learn more about Trilogy Health Services, please visit our web site at www.trilogyhs.com.

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Barry Johns, of the Wetzel Motorcycle Club, recently presented a check to Amy Kuhlman, president of the Ottoville Mother’s Club, for the Ottoville Playground Equipment Fundraiser. The Wetzel M.C. is a top-tier “Diamond Sponsor” of this project. The total cost of the new equipment is currently estimated at $87,000, and the Ottoville community has raised more than $19,000 to date. Taking part in the check presentaNANCY KLINE • Putnam Voice tion were (front, from left) Tara Heitmeyer, Brooke Kortokrax, Carson Kuhlman, Lee Walston, Jen Walston (vice president of the Ottoville Mother’s Club), Elyse Walston; (back, from left) Amy Kuhlman (president of the Ottoville Mother’s Club), Barry Kindergarten students at Ottawa Elementary sang songs for members of the Ottawa Kiwanis last week. The Kiwanis Johns, Keith Herman and Joe Vorst. An additional donation of members were visiting the school for lunch as part of the school’s Relay for Life fundraiser. $5,000 last week has made the total raised by the Mothers Club at more than $19,000.

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Cleaning up on Earth Day
St. Mary’s Leipsic students participated in Earth Day by cleaning around school and church properties. Shown in picture (from left) are students Kacey Dulle, Jasmyn Saldana, Justin Ellerbrock and Abby Whaley.
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Auction benefits fairgrounds
Women hold up paddles as they try to win a bag or purse during the Quarter Auction last Saturday at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. The event was hosted by the Putnam County Grounds Improvement Foundation to raise funds for restroom improvements.

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Dena Coates leads a cardio class at the Putnam County YMCA on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Classes are free for YMCA members (nonmembers can buy a punch card). Persons of all abilities, from ages 12-99, can participate. Each class has a different theme. Some of the past themes have been football, basketball, “Sound of Music,” kickboxing, ninjas and boating in Venice. This day, the theme was soccer, so everyone pulled out their soccer gear! It is a great way to build endurance and meet new people. Pictured are (front row) Dena Coates, instructor; (second row) Erin Kerner, Tinia Mahlman, Becky Leader, Amanda Salisbury and Linda Warnecke; (third row) Sarah Conn, Jane Lammers, Connie Dehnart, Nicole Black, Geri Johnston and Lori Bott.

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Miller City 10 Continental 6 Toni Steffan tripled, singled twice and drove in two runs for Miller City (8-5, 3-1 Putnam County League). Samantha Michel had two hits and two RBIs. For Continental (5-7, 2-1 PCL), McKenna Scott homered, tripled and drove in four runs. Crestview 19 Columbus Grove 1 Terra Crowle and Kirstin Hicks hit home runs and Taylor Springer had a triple and a double for Crestview (17-4, 6-0 NWC). ples and Nathan Schutz homered for the Rockets in their win. tripled for Kalida (9-4, 4-1), Nick Guisinger doubled and Paul Utendorf (4-0) got the pitching win. Brady Shafer and Zack Barrientes each doubled for Columbus Grove (12-6, 3-4). Pandora-Gilboa 15, Ottoville 5 PANDORA — The Rockets exploded for 10 runs in the fourth and 5 more in the fifth to gain a PCL win. Josh Breece was 3-for-3 with 2 doubles for P-G (5-6, 2-3), Brian Schneck doubled, singled and had 3 RBIs, Nathan Schutz doubled and singled, Levi Hovest had 2 doubles and 4 RBIs and Reed Hovest doubled while pitcher Abe Basinger got the win (2-3). Derek Schimmoeller doubled and singled for Ottoville (2-10). Continental 9, CrestWENDLE SWARY • Putnam Voice view 3 CONTINENTAL — Brandon Burke pitched a comP-G’s Levi Hovest attempts to tag Leipsic’s Austin Brown plete game, striking ou 7 and in a double header Saturday. giving up 2 earned runs and a walk, while Tyler DockLeipsic sweeps P-G Levi Hovest had a single and ery doubled, had 2 singles, PANDORA — Devin Man- a double and Josh Breece scored 3 runs, stole a base gas and Trevor Schroeder doubled for P-G. and had 2 RBIs for the each got pitching wins as Pirates (7-4). Matt Holden, Leipsic swept Pandora-GilDamian Helm, Isaiah Zimboa 6-3 and 8-2. Travis Schro- Friday’s prep roundup merman and Jacob Wortman eder doubled and singled for Kalida 6 each had 2 singles for CrestLeipsic in the opener while Columbus Grove 3 view (11-5). Levi Haselman doubled and KALIDA — Kalida struck had 2 singles. Abe Basinger for 3 runs in the bottom of Tennis Ottawa-Glandorf 4, Kenand Alex Osburn had a single the sixth inning to win the and a double for the Rockets Putnam County League bat- ton 1 OTTAWA — Alex Schro(5-8). In the second game, tle at home. Nathan Jorrey

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Paulding 6, Ottoville 1 PAULDING — Kayla Owens had 4 singles for Paulding while Alexis Rue had 2. Kristen Beck pitched a complete game, striking out 8, walking 4 and giving up 2 hits. Courtney Von Sosson pitched 6 innings, fanning 3 in the loss.

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Crestview 11, Kalida 4 CONVOY — Crestview’s Leigha Taylor threw a complete game for Crestview in the nonleague victory. For Kalida (4-4), Julia Vandemark had 2 singles, 2 stolen bases and an RBI, Kayla Siefker doubled and singled and Andrea Bellman had 2 singles. Continental 15, Columbus Grove 4 CONTINENTAL — Leva Weller was the winning pitcher, fanning 5 and walking 1 and giving up 2 earned runs, she also had 2 triples, 3 RBIs and 2 runs scored as Continental won the PCL contest. McKenna Scott homered, doubled and scored 3 runs for the Pirates (4-7, 2-0), Sara Deken doubled, singled, homered and had 3 RBIs, Krystle Prowant had 3 singles and 3 runs scored and Cailah Rickard singled twice. Cece Utendorf had 2 singles for Grove.

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LCC 20, Fort Jennings 2 FORT JENNINGS — Kian Duffy smoked a triple, a double and had 4 RBIs as LCC pounded 20 hits in the nonleague win. Sam Huffman (2-0) was the winning pitcher, Fort Jennings had just 2 hits. Huffman also doubled for the T-Birds (124), Sam Heider tripled while Colin Stolly, Travis Clark, Nick Watkins, Ben Stolly and Corey O’Dowd doubled. Fort Jennings fell to 6-10. Grove battles New Riegel COLUMBUS GROVE — Columbus Grove fell to visiting New Riegel 9-0 but rebounded to win 11-7. Brady Shafer finished the day 4-for-6 with 3 runs scored and 4 RBIs for Grove while Matt Jay got a pitching win.

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Miller City 1 Continental 0 Brent Hermiller threw a two-hit complete game in the Wildcats’ win. He struck out seven and didn’t walk a batter. Jared Fuka doubled in the only run of the game in the fourth inning. Columbus Grove 7 Crestview 2 The Bulldogs raised their record to 14-6 overall and 5-1 in the Northwest Conference. Crestview is 12-7 overall and 5-1 in the NWC. Pandora-Gilboa 13 Cory-Rawson 6 Josh Breece had two tri-

YMCA participates in World Book night Rosary Altar Society
In 6,000 towns and cities across America, 25,000 volunteers, including the Putnam County YMCA, gave away half a million free books on April 23rd. World Book Night U.S. was an ambitious campaign to personally give out thousands of free, specially printed books across America. “This was a great opportunity for myself and the Y to help promote reading by going into our community and handing out free books,” said YMCA Executive Director Lori Fetherolf. “It was great to be able to promote reading by handing out copies of the book Friday Night Lights. The YMCA was very proud to be a part of the first World Book Night in the U.S. and look forward to participating again next year.” From JUDY RUEN
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takes part in mini-retreat
OTTAWA — Saints Peter and Paul Parish Rosary Altar Society members participated in a mini retreat lead by Teresa Lanwehr on April 10, and reflected on their ministries to each other. The business meeting began with the March minutes and financial report being read and approved. Reports began with information about the goverment’s HHS mandate. Members were encouraged to educate themselves on the government’s HHS Mandate. Resources are available at: spps.noacsc.org/parish/ HHS.pdf. Pro Life Chair Jan Jones attended a March 31 meeting at St. Michael’s in Findlay. Plans are being made to help sponsor a prayer event concerning Project Rachel within the diocese. The movie October Baby was also recommended for viewing. Starting May 7 and continuing throughout the election period into the fall, an hour of prayer with eucharistic adoration will be held in Sts. Peter and Paul Church. Thank you letters were received from Fr. Bill and the Society of the Precious Blood for a recent donation from Rosary Altar. Community Concerns Chair Kathy Schroeder sent a report that the Health Fair at OGHS and Kid’s Day at the YMCA will both take place April 28. Under old business, Julie Lanwher stated that nearly 200 parishioners attended the April 1 Palm Sunday breakfast. Vickie Pendergast was nominated for 2012 Volunteer of the Year from the parish. A review of Rediscover Catholism will begin April 17 at 7:00 p.m. in the school. Nancy Schaub will chair the Senior Brunch and Pat Siefker will be in charge of the Eighth Grade Reception. Leadership Days will be held June 19, 23 and 26. A Spiritual Day of Renewal will be held May 16 in Carey. Interested women who wish to attend may contact Phyllis Macke at 419-523-4753 by May 9. The day will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. Suzy Wischmeyer’s name was chosen for the attendance drawing. She was not present and the amount will increase for the May 8 meeting. Officers will be installed at the 6:30 p.m. mass that evening followed with an ice cream sundae bar in the school cafeteria.

YMCA now offering child watch services
The Putnam County YMCA offers Child Watch Services. Members of the Putnam County YMCA have a safe place they can drop their children off, while they take some time for themselves and attend an exercise class, swim or just relax in the whirlpool or sauna. For many parents this is the only time and place, when parent’s have a chance to let go of their stress and worries. Child watch is avaible for children ages six weeks up to age eight, and parents must stay on premises while children attend child watch. This service is free for Y members, and $2 per child for a nonmember visiting our facility. Child watch hours are: Monday-Saturday 9:00am to 12:00pm, Monday-Thursday 4:30 to 8 pm. For more information, contact the Putnam County YMCA at 419-523-5233.

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OTTAWA — Trinity Preschool is a Step Up To Quality 2 Star rated program meeting the quality benchmarks established by the Department of Job and Family Services, Bureau of Child Care and Development. Step Up To Quality is a Three-Star Quality rating system created to recognize and promote early childcare and education programs that meet quality benchmarks over and above minimum health and safety licensing standards. Our curriculum is geared around the Ohio Department of Education guidelines and each month a different Bible theme is incorporated according to the liturgical calendar. Trinity Preschool is an ecumenical Christian-based program at Trinity United Methodist Church, 137 N. Pratt Street, Ottawa, OH. A child must be three years old by June 1 and completely potty trained to attend the 2012/2013 classes starting Wednesday, September 5. Medical checkups and updated shots are required no earlier than June 1, but before the start of school. Currently we have openings for the 2012/2013 school year in the afternoon classes: • Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 12:15 – 2:45 • Wednesday – Friday from 12:15 – 2:45 There is a $35 non-refundable registration fee due upon completion of the registration. Call 419-523-3518 for more information. Trinity Preschool will be offering extended care this year. PM classes will be able to extend from 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. with pickup no later than 4:00. If you are interested, you will indicate so on your registration paperwork. Once you have signed up, be aware that it is for the whole year – you cannot float in and out of the program. We will not offer the latchkey program is we do not meet a minimum number.

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KALIDA — A river otter, discovered earlier this year in a raccoon snare along the Auglaize River in Putnam County, has found a permanent home in the county. On Monday night the Putnam County Historical Society accepted the otter for exhibit in the county museum in Kalida. The otter drowned before the trapper, Ryan Brinkman, discovered it. “I was shocked when I found it,” Brinkman said. “I knew they are not supposed to be in Putnam County.” He immediately notified the game warden about the otter. Brinkman said the otter had been trapped underwater for a few days before it was discovered and had drowned. Because Putnam County is closed to trapping for river otters, Brinkman turned over the otter to state wildlife officials. It was the first verified report of an otter in Putnam County in nearly 100 years, said Jason Porinchok, wildlife officer with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. He said the ODNR studied the otter to determine it’s age and sex. Porinchok said it was suggested to place the otter for public viewing at the museum. “Everyone all the way up to Columbus officials liked that idea,” he said. Kalida Fish and Game and Steve Burgei with Steve’s Taxidermy & Tanner donated the money and labor to have the otter professionally preserved.

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A river otter was dedicated by the Putnam County Historical Museum on Monday evening. Taking part in the dedication were (from left) Ryan Brinkman, trapper who discovered otter; Mike Gerding, Kalida Fish and & Game; Steve Burgei, Steve’s Taxidermy & Tannery LLC, and museum curator Carol Wise. Porinchok said they have since discovered prints of another otter in the county. “We don’t know if that was his female mate,” the game warden said. “Otters will mate for life.” Janis Lentz, vice president of the Putnam County Historical Society, said the board appreciates being given the Otter. “I want to thank all of you for considering giving this otter to us,” Lentz said. She expressed her appreciate to Brinkman, the Kalida Fish and Game for their financial donations towards preserving the otter and to Steve Burgei for donating labor in doing the taxidermy work on the otter. She also thanked Ottawa Ordinance for donating the plaque that tells the individual background of this otter. Burgei said he did quite a bit of research to find out the natural habitat for the otter before doing the

work. He was assisted by his mother Donna Burgei, who serves on the historical society board. River otters are native to Ohio, but they were considered a nuisance and were exterminated from the state by the early 1900s. Wildlife officials reintroduced river otters in Ohio between 1986 and 1995, releasing 123 otters that had been captured in Arkansas and Louisiana, Windau said. The otters were released in the Grand River, east of Cleveland; Killbuck Creek, south of Wooster; the Little Muskingum River in the southeast corner of Ohio; and Stillwater Creek, a tributary of the Tuscarawas River in eastern Ohio. Fifteen years later, otter populations have spread to at least twothirds of Ohio’s 88 counties. The success of the reintroduction prompted the state to recommended river otters be removed from the state’s endangered species list in 2002. Ohio held its first regulated trapping season for river otters in 2005-06. Trapping is permitted in 43 counties with bag limits of one or three river otters per season, depending on the county. Successful trappers are required to present the otter pelt to the Division of Wildlife within 72 hours of capture for tagging. River otters are very adapted for swimming, with a long, tapered body, webbed feet and a flattened muscular tail. Otters can reach 38 to 58 inches in length with half their length being tail. They average 7 to 10 inches high and adults can weigh 11 to 33 pounds. In the wild, river otters generally live 10 to 15 years.

Delta Kappa members attend state convention
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Charlotte Ellis, Darlene Hanneman, Judy Ruen, Carol Schortgen, Tammy Schroeder, and Diana Wehri, members of Beta Eta Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International attended the recent Alpha Delta State Convention in Columbus, Ohio. Delta Kappa Gamma is an Honor Society comprised of “key women educators” who demonstrate their enthusiasm, initiative, and dedication to the educational profession.

Tammy Schroeder is currently serving as recording secretary for Alpha Delta State. Charlotte Ellis serves as parliamentarian and Darlene Hanneman serves as recording secretary for Beta Eta Chapter. Diana Wehri will be serving as president of her chapter for 2012-14. Judge Nancy D. Hammond, Dr. Jack Sharp, and Nita Scott were the featured speakers during the two day conference. The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International boasts a membership 100,000 in 17 countries.

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Beta Eta members were treated to a tour and history of the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert. Paul Hoverman, Executive Director, explained about the programming for the PAC, and spoke of the learn, earn, and return philosophy of major contributor and Van Wert native Scott Niswonger. Members also got a look behind the scenes and watched crews assemble backdrops for an upcoming performance. The Beta Eta members reassembled at the Willow Bend Country Club for the remainder of the April 14 meeting. Nancy Kaufman recited a prayer before a luncheon was enjoyed. Nancy Fortman shared thoughts about how the all the arts are important and benefit a child’s education. Mary Lou Hoffman read the

minutes from the March meeting. Treasurer Deb Hornyak gave her report which will be audited in the near future. World Fellowship Chair Joyce Birkhold received a certificate of appreciation on behalf of the Chapter’s participation. President Pat Kaple thanked the April Committee for their preparations. Miriam Gibson, music and choral instructor at Leipsic Local School, and Chris Feichter, director of instruction for Western Buckeye Education Service Center, were inducted into The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Marcia Barnhart and Nancy Kaufman will serve as Co-Vice Presidents for the next biennium. President Kaple received condolences for Eydthe Dean from Alpha Delta State. She was also notified that the Chapter will receive the Gold Key at the April 20-22

State Convention. A 50/50 drawing was held with benefits going to the Schools for Africa Project sponsored by DKG. Guest Freda Stritt was the third place winner, Anne Hemker was second, and Nancy Lightner first place winner in the raffle. The Delta Kappa Gamma song was sung and the initiates were received by the chapter members. Those attending the meeting from Putnam County were Marcia Barnhart, Helen Devitt, Nancy Fortman, Anne Hemker, Mary Lou Hoffman, Pat Kaple, Nancy Kaufman, Cynthy Kleman, Cheryl Kuhlman, Janis Lentz, Judy Newell, Karen Okuley, Judy Ruen, Tammy Schroeder, Kathy Verhoff, and Diana Wehri. The next Delta Kappa Gamma meeting will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Paulding on Friday, May 4. Suggestions for 2012-2013 programs will be collected at that time.

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The Credit/Collections Specialist primary objective is to research past due invoices, contact past due accounts and arrange payment. You will also run credit reports, set up new customer accounts, update the customer database and assist with invoice problem resolution.

Requirements

This position requires a high school diploma or equivalent and computer experience. Candidates must have a strong customer service orientation, excellent interpersonal skills, strong problem solving and organizational skills. Some previous office experience is preferred. Send confidential resume to:

∂ Per Diem ∂ 100% No Touch Freight ∂ 2,500 – 3,200 miles/week ∂ Profit Sharing ∂ Assigned Trucks ∂ 20% Drop and Hook ∂ Rider Program ∂ 401 K ∂ Hospitalization ∂ Vision ∂ Dental ∂ Prescription Card ∂ Vacation ∂ Holiday Pay We take your families needs and desires into consideration when assigning trips. We offer late model equipment and have a great support staff. We are a refrigerated fleet traveling east of the Mississippi. We are blessed to have customers that allow us to offer consistent miles resulting in regular pay. If you have two years experience and want the opportunity to earn between $.44 and $.47 per mile and still have home time; come interview with us and see if we are a fit for each other. Apply in person at 110 Bentley Court, Findlay, OH Call Jeff Hall at 419-4239555

We offer more than competitive pay:

DRIVERS

1 year experience. Medical dental and 401k. 5pm to 5am shift, alternating schedule some weekends.

Local Drivers CDL A

You can earn up to two$400. bonuses!! Attention: Students, Teachers, and School Personnel. Impact Employment Solutions hiring for light Industrial/packing positions in a commercial bakery in McComb, starting pay is $8.50. Work 9 weeks (must accumulate 360 hours in that 9 weeks) and earn a $400. bonus. You could earn 2 bonuses over the summer!! Must be 18 or older. Bring 2 forms of ID (government issued photo ID). Must be able to pass drug screen. No Felonies. For more information call 419424-6670 EOE

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LOST CREEK CARE CENTER 804 S Mumaugh Rd. Lima, Oh Wednesday, April 25th 10:00AM – 3:00PM *****Must Have Current STNA Licensure For The State Of Ohio*****

CLINICAL DIRECTOR
Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio, an outpatient and residential Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Treatment Program is seeking a Clinical Director to provide clinical supervision to agency staff. Must have LISW, LISW-S or Or PCC-S and prefer LICDC credentials or equivalent. Masters Degree with a minimum of 5+ years experience in substance abuse field preferred. Position requires very strong substance abuse treatment and supervision skills. Must have superior documentation skills, knowledge of regulatory requirements and be committed to excellence. Above average compensation for the right person. Send cover letter/resume to: HR Dept., Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio, 511 Perry St., Defiance, OH 43512 or fax to (419) 784-2523 or email to kbond@rsnwo.org EOE

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HEALTHCARE GENERAL The award winning Howard Johnson Lima is now hiring. If you are hard working, dependable and enjoy working in the customer service industry, this is the perfect opportunity for you. We are Lima’s largest hotel with 150 guest rooms and suites, over 5,000 square feet of event space and a full service Restaurant and Lounge. We are now accepting applications for the following positions:
∂ ∂ Bartender Banquet set-up ∂ Housekeeper ∂ 3rd shift weekend janitor ∂ Weekend maintenance ∂ Director of sales/banquets

DRIVERS NIESE TRANSPORT INC. OTTAWA OHIO Over The Road Drivers needed and part - time straight truck driver. Benefits included. Call 1-800-333-1358 or Stop in DRIVERS

DRIVERS

Human Resources PO Box 809 Lima, OH 45802-0809

Pohl Transportation has a NEW Sign On Bonus!

DRIVERS

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Drivers
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$2,000 sign on bonus!! $1,000 first wheel; $1,000 at 90 days!! CALL NOW!! Open board pays extra $.05 per mile OWNER OPERATOR 2000 or NEWER SEMI TRACTOR PLANNED HOME TIME +ROUND TRIPS+ +DEDICATED LANES+ +FUEL SURCHARGE+ CIMARRON EXPRESS 800-866-7713 ext 123 www.cimarron express.com

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P.O. Box 67 Columbus Grove, OH 45830 Attn: Human Resource Manager (MLO)

The Union Bank Company

SUPPORT SPECIALISTS PART TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE No experience necessary… Just a Desire to Help People with Developmental Disabilities Duties would include: * Health care and personal hygiene. *Meal preparation and shopping. *Household tasks such as cleaning and laundry. *Recreation, social and leisure time skills. *Transportation as required. Valid driver’s license and High School Diploma/GED. Apply Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 3:00 pm at: Champaign Residential Services Inc. 2450 Mandolin Drive, Lima Ohio 45801 Visit our website at: www.crsi-oh.com

Amur, Minnow, Blue Tilapia, Other Fish Varieties. Windmills, aeration systems & fountains. Free Brochure 419-532-2335 free delivery/minimum order Fish pick - up dates: April 21st & 28th May 5th, 12th & 19th www.remlingerfishfarm.com

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2007 HONDA HELIX 250, like new/ excellent condition. $3,500. Call Larry 419-2364524

Part-time Customer Service Representative
The State Bank and Trust Company has a wonderful opportunity in our Lima Office for a Part-Time Customer Service Representative. (Working 22 hours a week) We are looking for an outgoing, team player to support the retail department by providing direct sales and service to customers. If you are the candidate we seek, apply online at: www.thebank-sbt.com. Applications also available at any State Bank location and can be may be mailed to: PT CSR, c/o Human Resources, The State Bank and Trust Company, P.O. Box 467, Defiance, OH 43512 or faxed to: 419-782-7063 or emailed to: hresources@rurban.net. EEO/M/F/D

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CERTIFIED ENGINE MECHANIC
Minimum 5 years employed shop experience. Transmission experience preferred. Part-time. 12-20 hours on the weekend. pay is $25. per hour. No Students. Fax resume: 419-221-1321

1920 Roschman Ave. Lima, Ohio
INDUSTRIAL

2003 FORD EXPLORER, Eddie Bauer, 144,000 miles, 3 row seating, tow package, DVD, premium sound, 3 way heated leather seats, and more. $5,450. Call 419-5387024

AUTOMOBILES

HEALTHCARE FAMILY PRACTICE GROUP With two offices seeks The qualified candidate will possess pleasant disposition, good communication skills, and the ability to multi-task. Flexibility and versatility are imperative traits. Prior experience is highly preferred. Send resume to: Pandora Family Physicians, Inc. PO Box 299 Pandora, Ohio 45877 or Fax resume to: 419-384-3345 HEALTHCARE

TRADES Qualified experienced painter needed. Apply at: McBride Bros. Inc. 4245 East Rd. Lima,Oh

GENERAL SPA OPENING SEEKING PART-TIME Licensed Cosmetologist. Contact 1937 Elida Rd or Call 419-228-2797

PART-TIME NURSE.

EDUCATION

GENERAL Hiring full time and part time 1st shift 5:00am to 1:00 pm and 3rd shift 9:00pm to 5:00am, also hiring part time drivers 2:00am to 7:00 am. Apply at Pat’s Donuts & Cream, 2102 Elida Road Must pass drug screen. No phone calls please!

Orick Industries, Inc.
Orick Industries, Inc., a well established manufacturer serving the automotive industry and the Lima area since 1969, is seeking an Accounting Manager for a direct hire position: ACCOUNTANT Responsibilities include: • Accounts receivable invoicing & cash collections • Accounts payable posting & payment processing • General ledger journal entries • Cash management • Cost accounting • Month-end close • Preparation for year end audits • Special projects as needed Minimum requirements of Bachelors Degree in Accounting, and 5 years of work experience. Manufacturing experience a plus. Qualified applicant must possess a positive attitude and an excellent work ethic. Offering a competitive wage with benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Rx, Life and 401(k). Email resume: hr@orickindustries.com or send resume to: Orick Industries, Inc. 614 E. Kiracofe Elida, Ohio 45807 Fax: 419-331-1552

University of Northwestern Ohio Adjunct Day Faculty in Lima, Ohio
Seeking adjunct faculty members to teach during the day (anytime between 8:00 am – 2:00 pm) in the math, English, finance, accounting, economics, marketing and business administration areas. Candidates must, at minimum, possess a master’s degree in the degree field from a regionally accredited institution (no degrees in education). Doctoral degree candidates will be given preference. Positions to begin summer and fall 2012 and beyond. Submit resume and cover letter in one MSWord document to:

Lakeview Farms LLC., a manufacturer of quality Dairy and Dessert products, is accepting applications for:

2003 MERCURY G R A N D MARQUIS, 56,000 miles, $6,000/best offer. Call 419224-6986

RV’s

Machine Operators and Processors
Qualified individuals will be extremely dependable, detail oriented, have good math and reading skills and the ability to lift up to fifty pounds. Must be extremely quality conscious with good mechanical aptitude. Company offers competitive wage and benefits package. Persons over the age of 18 may obtain an application Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM or submit a resume to:

WORK WANTED SERVICES
NEED A PROFESSIONAL Proofreader? I can proofread your newsletter, church bulletin, essay, book, etc . Call or text 419-230-6442.

1998 JAYCO Designer Series 2930, 5th wheel. 2 slides, oak cabinets, 18’ awning, 1 year old Carefree screen room. Queen bed. $11,750. 419-771-0219

GENERAL PART TIME EVENING DISHWASHER 12:30pm - 9:00pm Hilty Home 304 Hilty Drive Pandora 419-384-3218

SOCIAL WORKER CARE MANAGEMENT
JTDMH is looking for an experienced licensed Bachelors or Masters prepared medical social worker with in depth clinical knowledge and discharge planning expertise. Willing to cross train for utilization management, Hospice and Home Health social work. Must be willing to flex hours, be an excellent communicator and have empathetic personality that maintains compusure in stressful situations. Apply online at: www.grandlakehealth.org

BUSINESS & SERVICE DIRECTORY 600
GENERAL CONTRACTING
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careers@unoh.edu
No phone calls please. EOE.

Lakeview Farms, LLC. Julie Lambert, HR Manager PO Box 98 1700 Gressel DR. Delphos, Ohio 45833

Whether you’re buying a home, selling a home or just want to know more about Real Estate, you’ve come to the right place. We’re ready to serve you, and assist in all your real estate needs. Contact any of our Real Estate Professionals by calling or visiting our website.

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Top Electrical Helper
Industrial work. Drug test and background check. 877-695-1200

LAWN CARE
HALKER’S LAWN SERVICE

Landscaping, Mowing, Mulching and Maintenance. Call 419-203-7405 or 419-615-7572

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419-222-0555

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