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Bring on the picnics
I love it when someone calls and says the word picnic. It means two things, good food and warm weather is here to be enjoyed. I have always enjoyed picnics. When I was growing up, fast food restaurants were not an option for meals on trips. My family often took oneday trips during my dad’s vacation. For our meals, my mom would pack a picnic. I’m not talking cold meat sandwiches and potatoes chips either. I’m talking fried chicken in a dish wrapped in several towels to keep it warm. I’m talking homemade noodles kept warm the same way. Of course, we had to have German potato salad and a home-baked cake. On Memorial Day and July 4, all my relatives would often gather at the park to celebrate the holidays, enjoy the activities and share our picnic foods. I had one aunt who made an awesome casserole. Another aunt brought the most wonderful cookies. Are you starting to understand why I like the word picnic? Of course picnics are about much more than just food. They are also about the people. I can’t remember much better times with my family than sitting at a picnic table under a shade tree and talking about anything and everything. Of course we were often swatting away flies and bees, but it was all part of the event. Picnics give everyone the opportunity to enjoy the holiday. Unlike Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving, everyone gets to enjoy the meal. There is usually no one hostess that has to do a lot of the preliminary cooking. Instead several cooks share the work. At the risk at sounding a little sexist you find even the men enjoy being “chefs” if there is a grill involved. Clean up is by everyone and often involves filling a nearby trash can, my favorite way of doing the dishes. So bring on summer and bring on the picnics. I’m ready.

TTAWA — If you saw an unusual caravan of scooters traveling through Putnam County a few times this past weekend, don’t worry, it wasn’t your imagination. It was members of the North Central Ohio Cushman Club taking a tour of Putnam and Hancock Counties, with their starting point at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. John (Bill) Hess, the east area representative for the Cushman Club of American, is a member of the local group. Traveling from Shelby, Hess said he has ridden a Cushman Scooter since he was 14 years old. He brought a 1964 Super Silver Cushman to the Putnam County gathering. “This year is the 30th anniversary for the national organization,” he said. “It’s in Perry Georgia and I plan to attend.” Hess is one of several members who plan to attend the Georgia event. “Cushman’s are hard to locate,” Hess aid. “I find mine by word of mouth and they are From 1936 until often sitting in some 1965 Cushman probarn somewhere.” duced motor scootFrom 1936 until 1965 ers, widely used by Cushman produced the US military in motor scooters, widely World War II and as used by the US military alternative to autoin World War II and as mobiles before and alternative to automoafter the war. biles before and after the war. Urbie Lauf, Ottawa, also plans to attend. He said buying a Cushman when he was younger, was a big step up from the bicycle with a Whizzer engine that he had been riding. Lauf owns a 1960 Super Eagle Cushman. Rawson resident George Waldman said he also started out with a Whizzer motorbike and then was able to get a Cushman while he was in high school. “I did go ten years without one, but then 49 years ago bought one and restored it. Waldman said he now has 5 Cushman Scooters including 4 he has restored and one that is undergoing restoration. “You can still get parts for them,” Waldman said. “There is a Dennis Carpenter on the internet that has most of the parts. I can also get some parts from a man in Mansfield.” The group gathered Friday for the fourth time at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. They parked their recreational vehicles outside while storing their Cushman Scooters and holding their gatherings inside Junior Fair Building. The group took a scenic journey Friday afternoon, going down Old US 224 to the County Line, then traveling along the river to Findlay to enjoy an ice cream treat at Dietsch’s. “I think you’ll find most of our members are retired,” said Waldman. “We usually don’t go much faster than 30 to 35 MPH, but the Cushman’s get anywhere from 60 to 75 miles per gallon.”


NANCY KLINE photos • PutnamVoice

Urbie Lauf (r) shows his 1960 Iron Super Eagle Cushman while Bill Hess shows his 1964 Super Silver Cushman during the Cushman gathering last weekend at the Putnam County Fairgrounds.

The North Central Cushman Rally was held this past weekend at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. Shown are some of the Cushmans brought to the rally.

“We usually don’t go much faster than 30 to 35 MPH, but the Cushman’s get anywhere from 60 to 75 miles per gallon.”
— George Waldman, Rawson, Cushman owner

Fortman Insurance Services cornhole craze for Relay continues
This is the fifth year that Fortman Insurance Services has hosted a “Battle of the Businesses”cornhole tournament to raise money for the Putnam County Relay for Life. The event was held Friday, May 11, at Fortman Insurance in Ottawa. This year’s winner of the tournament was the Flores Brothers. The event including friendly competition and good food included over a dozen participating businesses. The cornhole tournament in addition to a family garage sale hosted by employee Pam Eickholt raised more than $1,000 for the Relay for Life See more pictures of the teams at The “Battle of the Businesses”cornhole tournament was held may 11 at Fortman Insurance in Ottawa.


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Komen for the Cure awards $10,100 to Health Dept.
The Northwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure awarded $10,100 to the Putnam County Health Department during the Annual Power of the Promise Grants Reception Tuesday, April 17, at the McMaster Center at the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. The health department began the Putnam County Breast Health Project in 2007 in response to the high breast cancer rates in Putnam County. Since that time, the breast cancer rates have decreased which makes Putnam County similar to the state of Ohio. Early detection is the key to survival and everyone deserves access to needed screenings for breast cancer. The Northwest Ohio Susan G. Komen for the Cure has granted Putnam County a total of $73,890 since 2007 and has provided 302 women with needed screening and diagnostic services. “We are proud to be granted these funds which enable us to help women and men that may not have otherwise been able to have screening mammograms or continue with diagnostic testing. Several women that have participated in this project have been diagnosed with breast cancer and may not have had a successful outcome if the cancer hadn’t been diagnosed in the early stages,” explained Sherri Recker, Director of Nursing for the Putnam County Health Department. “We have been assured that NONE of the funds raised by the Northwest Ohio Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure have been distributed or associated with Planned Parenthood. All of the grant money is raised at the Race for the Cure held in Toledo. In fact 75% of the money raised at The Northwest the Race is given back to community as grants. The Ohio Affiliate other 25% supports breast of Susan G. cancer research to help Komen for the find a cure,” says Dr. Mary Cure awarded Ann Myers, Health Commis$10,100 to the sioner. Putnam County The services provided by Health Departthe Putnam County Breast ment. Accepting Health Project include the check was screening mammograms, Putnam County diagnostic mammograms, Director of breast ultrasounds, and assisNursing, Sherri tance with biopsies. Men and Recker (r). women can qualify for this • Submitted photo project by having insurance with at least a $200 deductible, no insurance, 40 – 64 and have an income under for more information, please years old, or 30-39 years old 300% of the federal poverty contact the Putnam County with high risk conditions, level. To see if you qualify or Health Department.



Affordable camp offered for Putnam County kids
Hey, Putnam County parents, want to send your kids to camp for a week at only $20 per camper? It’s time to sign up for fun in the sun at Camp Swoneky located off of Interstate 71 near Lebanon, Ohio. Camping this summer will take place from June 29 – July 5 for ages 6 through 12. If a child has had a physical in the last 6 months, they are not required to have another one, but the doctor must complete the physical form. Camp Swoneky is available through the Salvation Army of Putnam County. The purpose of Salvation Army camping is to serve the physical, social and spiritual needs of campers. Camp Swoneky maintains 10 cabins for lodging campers in addition to two staff lodges, a recreation hall, a dining hall, craft lodge, mature center, and infirmary. The campers live in wellscreened cabins with a maximum of 20 campers and 3-4 counselors per cabin. Each cabin is equipped with camper beds (including sheets & blankets), toilets, sinks and showers. All play areas for campers are supervised and include a swimming pool, a jumping pillow, Simon Zee lake for boating and fishing, nature lodge, craft lodge, ropes course, tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball fields, volleyball courts, campfire amphitheater, children’s petting farm, hiking trails, and pony corral. Every effort is made to make the camp food well balanced, attractive and interesting. USDA inspections are held by the government to insure that food is nutritious and guidelines are followed. The camping programs are designed to take into consideration the desires, needs, imagination and skills of leaders and campers. Busy days are filled with: swimming, boating, hiking, crafts, ropes course, horseback riding, small animal farm, nature studies, recreation activities, campfire programs and devotional activities. Counselors and other members of the staff will supervise campers at all times. Counselors are selected young men and women who are interested and able to lead campers in a camp setting. Our staff members are high school, college and international students as well as professional people, all working together to give the children a happy summer. Camp Swoneky is accredited by the American Camp Association and by the Christian Camp and Conference Association. Call the Putnam County Unit of the Salvation Army as soon as possible for brochures and to sign up by June 15. Call Sandi Racer or Beverly Carr at 419-523-6496 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

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Larry Killen and Betty Hughes prepare to take off from the Trinity United Methodist Church’s parking lot for Hughes first ever motorcycle ride.’

First motorcyle ride at 88
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OTTAWA — “I don’t know why I waited so long!” exclaimed Betty Hughes, as she returned from her first motorcycle ride ever. Hughes will be 88 years young on May 22. One thing she had never done during her lifetime was ride a motorcycle. On Sunday, she got to strike that off her bucket list. Hughes, of Ottawa, said fellow

Trinity United Methodist Church member, Larry Killen, kept after her to take a spin with him. She finally agreed to take the risk. The two rode to Gilboa and back on State Route 224. “It was funit really was!” she laughed. “We went fast. I would try it again. I like going fast!” Killen commented, “Betty was a natural. I would hit the gas, and Betty would jerk back, then giggle.” Hughes described, “I hung on hard. When we went into a curve, I had to bend into

it.” Although she admitted she is not ready to go solo on a motorcycle, she said she would go for a ride again. When asked what other activities she has on her bucket list, Hughes replied, “I’ll have to think on that.” She is thinking ahead, though. “For my 90th birthday, I want to ride through town in a limo and do the queen’s wave!” she grinned. And when that happens, Betty’s friends and family will be there to bow down to the queen!

Putnam County Common Pleas Court
Dispositions/May 14 Joseph Saldana, 26, 300 E. Main St., Belmore, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for aggravated assault. He was given credit for 121 days served. Dispositions/May 15 Korey Briggs, 27, 20977 Road 24-T, Fort Jennings, pleaded guilty to three counts trafficking in drugs and possession of drugs. He faces up to 48 months in prison, $10,000 in fines and 24-months to 20 year’s license suspension or 12 months, $2, 5000 and six months to 5 years on each count. Bond was continued until sentencing which is scheduled for 9 a.m. June 27. Cynthia M. Teegarden, 36, 107½ Truax Road, Cloverdale, pleaded guilty to two counts trafficking in drugs. She faces up to 72 months in prison, $1,500 in fines and 12 months to 10-years license suspension. Bond was continued while a sentencing hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. June 27. Trudy K. Grueser, 46, 19 S. Commercial St., Leipsic, pleaded guilty to misuse of credit card. She faces up to 12 months in prison and $2,500 in fines. Bond was continued until a sentencing hearing which is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. June 27. Scott J. Wilson, 51, Ottawa, pleaded no contest to arson. He faces up to 18 months in prison and $5,000 in fines. Bond was continued until a sentencing hearing which is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. June 27. Brittany A. Bermudez, 21, 1271 N. Defiance St., Ottawa, pleaded guilty to forgery, receiving stolen property and possession of drugs. She faces up to 36 months, $7,500 and six months to five-year license suspension. Bond was continued until a sentencing hearing which was scheduled for 2:30 p.m. June 25. Cody Dickerson, 19, 6877 Road 24, Continental, pleaded guilty to trafficking in drugs. He faces up to 36 months in prison, $1,000 in fines ($5,000 is mandatory), and six months to five-years license suspension. Bond was continued until a sentencing hearing which was scheduled for 1 p.m. June 25. Dispositions/May 16 Mark A. Schumacher, Columbus Grove, was granted a divorce from Dawn L. Schumacher, Danville, Ill. They were married Aug. 25, 2010 in Holden Beach, N.C., and have one child. Chase Home Finance, LLC, Columbus, was granted a foreclosure judgment against Jill M. Schroeder, Ida, Mich., in the amount of $72,224.74, plus interest and cost. New Cases Lois A. McKnight, Ottoville, and Randall L. McKnight, Holgate; dissolution without children. Valerie K. Paniagua, Continental, and Victor Paniagua, Leipsic; dissolution with children. Thunderbolt Holdings, LLT, LLC, Port Washington, N.Y., v. Terry Reichenbach, Pandora; money. Bobby A. Schnipke, 24, 12018½ Seventh St., Houston, pleaded no contest to unauthorized tampering with registration plates and was found guilty. Sentence: 10 days jail, $150 fine, with 10 days jail suspended. He also was fined $50 for red lights required. Cheryl L. Harter, 47, 2195 Road 18B, Continental, pleaded no contest to first-offense OVI and was found guilty. 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. Christopher A. Silver, 245 Orchard Drive, Leipsic, pleaded guilty to drug paraphernalia. Sentence: 10 days jail, $250 fine, six-month license suspension, with 10 days jail suspended. Dispositions/May 15 Megan L. Hermiller, 23, 11520 State Route 115, Ottawa, pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second-offense reckless operation. Sentence: 10 days jail, $250 fine, fourmonth license suspension, with 10 days jail suspended and complete assessment at Pathways Counseling Center or equivalent. Judgments/May 15 Citibank, Sioux Falls, S.D., default judgment v. Wade N. Hensley, Columbus Grove, $5,039.70, plus interest and costs. Credit Adjustments, Inc., Defiance, default judgment v. John Mayberry, Vaughnsville, and Janice L. Mayberry, Vaughnsville, $2,457, plus interest and costs. Capital One Bank, Columbus, default judgment v. William G. Parkins, Ottawa, $2,292.44, plus interest and costs. Judgments/May 16 St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, default judgment v. Steven Young, Columbus Grove, $634.01, plus interest and costs. Ottawa Tire & Service Center, small claims v. Elvira M. Perez, Ottawa, $208, plus interest and costs. Patrick Doyle, Pandora, and Laura Doyle, Pandora, small claims v. Nicole Frick, Pandora, $1,475, plus interest and costs. Dispositions/May 17 Eldon J. Ridinger, 51, 204 Riverview Drive, Ottawa, pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct and was found guilty. Sentence: 30 days jail, $150 fine, with 29 days jail suspended. Judgments/May 17 Foster Family Chiropractic, LLC, Van Wert, default judgment v. Kelly J. Elston, Fort Jennings, $431, with interest and cost of suit taxed at $95.

Putnam County Municipal Court
Dispositions/May 7 Alex Sadler, 23, 1001 N. Defiance St., Apt. AB, Ottawa, pleaded no contest to an amended charge of persistent disorderly conduct and was found guilty. Sentence: 30 days jail, $250 fine with 30 days jail suspended. Dispositions/May 14 Matthew L. Duran, 29, 152 Grove Ave., Lima, pleaded no contest to driving under suspension, child support and was found guilty. Sentence: Three days jail, $250 fine, with three days jail suspended. He was also fined $50 for ATV on roadway. Sandra J. Velasquez, 37, 200 Walnut St., Findlay, pleaded no contest to passing bad checks and was found guilty. Sentence: Three days jail, $50 fine, with three days jail suspended with payment of $45 to Ted’s Market.


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Adult summer reading program at the Library
All Putnam County District Library Locations will have an “Adult Summer Reading Program from June 4 to Aug. 30. Anyone 18 and older can read books or books on cassette / CD and enter their names in weekly drawings for prizes at all library locations in the county. Fill out an entry and book review form for each book read. Enter as many times as you like and try and win a prize. Call or visit your local library for more details. - Columbus Grove location at 11 a.m. and Continental location at 1 p.m.

Pandora church to hold rummage sale
Pandora United Methodist Church, located on state Route 12 in Pandora, is holding a Rummage Sale for Missions. The sale is Thursday, June 7 and Friday, June 8 from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday June 9 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. All proceeds will go toward mission projects for the year.

Teen Lock-In at the Library
The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa will have “House of Night” Lock-In on Tuesday, June 12 from 8 p.m. to Midnight for grades 5-12. Honored guests include Henna Artist Jen Schafer, Hypnotist “The Draper” and the Defiance Paranormal Society. There will also be a movie marathon, Wii games, PS2, crafts and prizes. Permission Form required and may be picked up at the library and will also be available the night of the event. Parents/guardians need to come inside after the event to pick up their children. All are welcome to attend this free program sponsored by the Friends of the Putnam County District Library and Area Local Businesses.

The YMCA offers free week to our military heroes
OTTAWA — During Military week, the Putnam County YMCA is saluting those who serve our country. The Putnam County YMCA is a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community, and that strengthening begins with ensuring all people are welcome and can find connectedness. In addition to celebrating contributions and sacrifices local military personnel make, the Putnam County YMCA offers a free week to our American Heroes… for Military Personal who have served or are active in the Military. Join us at the PCYMCA for a free week, May 21 – 25. The Y is committed to helping families learn, grow and thrive by providing programs and services that help families build stronger bonds, achieve greater work/life balance and become more engaged with their communities.

Scrapbooking at Ottawa Library
The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa will have a “Scrapbooking Class” on Monday, June 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Bring your own pictures and join instructor Nancy Kaufman to create a page. Tools and creative ideas provided. The class is free but the size is limited so you must register. Call the Ottawa Library at 419-523-3747.

Community meal at Pandora church
The Pandora United Methodist Church will be hosting a free Community Meal on Wednesday, May 30, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall, 108 E. Washington St., Pandora. The meal this month is chicken sandwich, potato salad, chips, brownies, coffee and punch.

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Pandora Library Dedication
The Putnam County District Library Pandora-Riley Location will have a Grand Re-opening on Sat. June 9th with the dedication at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend and see the updated library.

Magician at the Library
The Putnam County District Library will have “Draper” the Magician at four locations in June. All are welcome to attend this free program sponsored by the Friends of the Putnam County District Library and Area Local Businesses. Register to win African Safari Tickets, winner will be drawn after the last Toledo Zoo presentation on June 14. The schedule is as follows: Tuesday June 12 - Fort Jennings location at 11 a.m. and Pandora-Riley location at 1 p.m. ; Wednesday, June 13 - Leipsic Edwards-Gamper Memorial location at 11 a.m. and Ottoville-Monterey Twp. Location at 1 p.m.

Trinity church hosting garage sale
OTTAWA — They say someone’s junk is another persons treasure. Come find out for yourself. Trinity United Methodist Church, 137 N. Pratt Street, Ottawa, will hold a Yesterday’s Treasures Garage Sale on Thursday, June 7 from 1 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday will be the Bag Sale on selected items from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Anything and everything will be offered — surprises galore. There will also be a Bake Sale at the same time and location. Trinity is handicap accessible. No early bird sales.

When Ottawa Elementary’s PTO held a flower sale this year, principal Denise Phillips provided an extra incentive to the students to participate; the homeroom that sold the most flowers would be able to duct tape the principal to her chair and stroll about the school with her. Jen Croy’s fourth grade class won the contest, and Friday, May 18, they received their reward. Emily Krukowski, student, said to Mrs. Phillips as the taping began, “I’m kinda nervous, so I need a hug first!” The students used two rolls of duct tape, then wheeled their principal down the halls of the school to show off their work.


Summer Story times
Putnam County District Library locations will have “Ready to Read” story times starting June 11 - June 28 / July 9-26. There will be MakeIt-Take-It Nocturnal Animal Crafts during the week of July 2-7. These story times will include six critical pre-reading skills that can help your child become better readers. The schedule for all locations is as follows: Columbus Grove - Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.; Continental - Monday at 6:30 p.m.; Fort Jennings - Thursday at 6:30 p.m.; Kalida - Tuesday at 10 a.m.; Leipsic - Wednesday at 10 a.m. ; Ottoville - Monday at 6 p.m.; Ottawa - Monday at 10 a.m.; Pandora - Wednesday at 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend these free programs.

Fair board seats up for election
The annual election for directors of the Putnam County Agricultural Society will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the Fair. The election will be held on the fairgrounds under the grandstand from 10am until 2pm. The director seats from the following townships are up for election: Palmer Twp., Monroe Twp., Monterey Twp., Jennings Twp., District IV, and District V. Anyone interested in becoming a fair director must be a member of the society and may pick up a petition at the Secretary’s Office. Membership tickets can be purchased at the Secretary’s Office. The petition must be returned to the Fair Secretary at least seven days (June 16) prior to the annual election. For more information contact the Fair Office at 419-523-4628.

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Youth sports BBQ tickets on sale
COLUMBUS GROVE — A chicken barbeque is planned for Saturday, June 9, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Hall Avenue Park, Columbus Grove, to benefit the girls and boys youth softball/baseball program. The cost for the meals is $7 and includes ½ chicken, baked potato, applesauce and role. Tickets are available at Tabler’s Drive Thru and Hall Avenue Park Concessions. Drive-up service is available for the barbeque. The event is sponsored by the Columbus Grove Youth Athletic Association.

Family Fun Night
The Putnam County District Library will have the Toledo Zoo with live animals at four locations in June. All are welcome to attend this free program sponsored by the Friends of the Putnam County District Library and Area Local Businesses. Register to win African Safari Tickets, winner will be drawn after the last Toledo Zoo presentation on June 14. The schedule is as follows: Monday June 11 - Ottawa location at 11 a.m., and Kalida Union Twp. location at 1 p.m.; Thursday, June 14


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COLUMBUS GROVE — Mr. and Mrs. Laverne C. Siefker, of Columbus Grove, will celebrate 65 years of marriage May 21, 2012. Siefker and the former LaDonna Youngpeter were married May 21, 1947, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos, by the Rev. Isadore M. Fries. They are the parents of five sons, John (Marilyn) Siefker, Dennis (Deb) Siefker and Gene (Ruth) Siefker, all of Columbus Grove; Ron (Angie) Siefker, of Lima, and Bill (Janet) Siefker, of Celina; and four daughters, Diane (Ken) Cooper, of Edgewood, Ky.; Karen (Bill) Niese, of Leipsic, Joyce (John) Sharrits, of Columbus Grove and Linda (Tim) Schroeder, of Ottawa. One daughter, Laura Siefker, is deceased. They have 33 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren with three more expected this year. One great-grandchild is deceased. Siefker is a retired farmer. His wife is a retired registered nurse.

Robert L. “Buck” Lamb
Robert L. “Buck” Lamb, 89, formerly of Cairo, died at 12:10 p.m. May 16, 2012, at his residence. He was born April 30, 1923, in Cairo to Vaunt and Ruth Weierman Lamb, who preceded him in death. On July 11, 1942, he married Lillian M. Rasor, who died Sept. 14, 1991. On Nov. 7, 1999, he married Julia M. Harbaugh, who survives. Mr. Lamb was a 1942 graduate of Columbus Grove High School. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He had worked at Ford Motor Co. Lima Engine Plant and was a plasterer by trade. He was a member of Bluffton Baptist Church, Bluffton. He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6880, American Legion Post 382 and the Bluffton Senior Citizens, all in Bluffton, and the Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks. He was a member of Fort Amanda Lodge 706 Free & Accepted Mason and a 32nd degree Mason of Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Toledo. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, golfing, dancing and playing cards. Survivors include five children, Linda Jo (Jerry) Tabler, of Bluffton, Carol Ann (Lee) Cunningham, of McDonough, Ga., Kenneth Leroy (Sharon) Lamb, of Lima, Ronald Lynn (Kay) Lamb, of Van Wert, and Patricia Irene (Marc) Belanger, of Espanola, Ontario; and 13 grandchildren and 18 greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, George E. and Howard W. Lamb; and three sisters, Betty Campbell, Josephine M. Rasmussen and Eileen P. Sybert. Services were held Saturday at Hartman Sons Funeral Home, Columbus Grove. Pastors John McMinn and Rick Lamb officiated. Burial will be in Cairo East Cemetery, Cairo, with military rites. Memorial contributions may be made to Bluffton Baptist Church or St. Rita’s Hospice.

Victor A. “Mutt” Grote
Victor A. “Mutt” Grote, 89, died at 11:45 p.m. May 16, 2012, at The Meadows of Kalida. He was born July 3, 1922, in Kalida to Henry and Laura Brinkman Grote, who preceded him in death. Mr. Grote was known as the “candy man,” always handing out candy to everyone. His passion was conservation, the Second Amendment task force, The National Rifle Association and politics. He was a farmer. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, Kalida, and its Holy Name Society. He was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving as a seaman 2nd class. He was a member of the American Legion Post 63, Ottawa, and the Kalida Fish and Game Club. He enjoyed praying the Rosary at The Meadows. Survivors include four sisters, Mildred Sarka, of Kalida, Hilda (George) Ralich, of Salem, Sister Julie Grote, of Tiffin, and Mary Louise (Virgil) Gerdeman, of Fort Jennings; two sistersin-law, Mary Ann Grote and Marie Grote, both of Kalida; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by five brothers, Richard, Norbert, Raymond, Edwin and Robert Grote. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday at St. Michael Catholic Church, Kalida. Father Mark Hoying officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery, with military rites by American Legion Post 63 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9142. Arrangements were handled by Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed at www.lovefu

Carol and John Barlage
MILLER CITY — Mr. and Mrs. John Barlage, of Miller City, are celebrating 40 years of marriage today, May 20, 2012. Barlage and the former Carol Klear were married May 20, 1972, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in New Bavaria, by the Rev. Charles Ruess. They are the parents of three daughters, Rachael (Todd) Hermiller, of Columbus Grove, Emily (David) Spaulding, of Morrow and Gwynne (George) Greer, of Lampasas, Texas. They have six grandchildren. Barlage is retired from General Motors and is an instructor at Northwest State Community College, in Archbold. His wife is employed as an administrative assistant by Miller City-New Cleveland Schools.

Sharon and John Calvelage
BLUFFTON — Mr. and Mrs. John W. Calvelage, of Bluffton, are celebrating 40 years of marriage today, May 20, 2012. A Mass is scheduled at 11 a.m., today at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, in Ada, followed by a luncheon. Calvelage and the former Sharon A. Lammers were married May 20, 1972, at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, in Glandorf, by Pastor Raymond Seifert. They are the parents of two sons, Matthew (Carrie) Calvelage of Fort Jennings and Michael (Brenda) Calvelage, of Cairo; and one daugher, Marlene (Shawn) Ballinger, of Jenera. One daughter, Melissa Calvelage, is deceased. They have six grandchildren. Calvelage and his wife are the owners of The Dough Hook, in Bluffton. He is also a farmer.

Madonna L. Wildenhaus, 94, died at 4:30 p.m. May 17, 2012, at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Community, St. Marys. She was born Sept. 24, 1917, in Osgood to Leo J. and Rose Heinl Wildenhaus, who preceded her in death. Miss Wildenhaus was a 1935 graduate of Fort Jennings High School and a 1936 graduate of Bliss College, Columbus. She had been a secretary at the State Department of Agriculture, the Treasury Department in Washington, D.C., and the War Savings Department in Cleveland. She returned to Fort Jennings, where she was a cashier at Fort Jennings State Bank, where she retired after 30 years. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Jennings, and its Altar Rosary Society. She was a member of American Legion Post 715 Auxiliary and the board of directors of Fort Jennings State Bank, both in Fort Jennings. She had been a board member of the Putnam County Board of Mental Retardation, Brookhill, where she continued as a volunteer. She was an avid traveler, and her adventures took her throughout the United States and abroad. Survivors include a sisterin-law, Rosemary (Groff) Wildenhaus, of Piqua; and 13 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Roland J. “Bill” (Mildred Gerker), Paul J. and Leonard A. Wildenhaus; two sisters, Joan (Raymond) Szenderski and Elizabeth “Betty” Wildenhaus; and a nephew. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Jennings. Father Joseph Przybysz officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Arrangements were handled by Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed at

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Gene L. “Yogi” Von Lehmden
Gene L. “Yogi” Von Lehmden, 67, died at 4:45 a.m. May 17, 2012, at his residence, surrounded by his family, from complications from ALS. He was born Nov. 27, 1944, in Lima to Alvin and Rita Stechschulte Von Lehmden, who preceded him in death. On July 31, 1965, he married Joann Pohlman, who survives in Fort Jennings. Mr. Von Lehmden had been an electrician at General Motors Corp., Defiance, for 38 years, and was co-owner of Maxim Motors, Fort Jennings. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Jennings. He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 715 and the Lions Club, both in Fort Jennings, United Auto Workers Local 211 Retirees, Defiance, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3035 and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 268, both in Delphos, and the Kalida Fish & Game Club. He had been a basketball official for 25 years, a baseball umpire for 30 years and a volunteer coach for the Fort Jennings elementary basketball program. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, woodcarving, woodturning, playing cards in several card clubs and having a good time. He also enjoyed taking vacations with his family and friends. Survivors also include three children, Cheryl (Roger) Koch, of Glandorf, Brent (Cheryl) Von Lehmden, of Fort Jennings, and Mark (Pamela) Von Lehmden, of Aurora, Ill.; nine grandchildren, Logan, Kialee, Connor and Alexa Koch, and Kelsey, Alex, Cody, Piper and Georgia Von Lehmden; and four brothers, Doyle (Joyce) Von Lehmden, Ronald (Mary) Von Lehmden, Duane (Rebecca) Von Lehmden and Kim (Yolanda) Von Lehmden, all of Fort Jennings. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lori Joan Von Lehmden. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Jennings. Father Joseph Przybysz officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery. Arrangments were handled by Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township. Memorial contributions may be made to Putnam County Home Care & Hospice or to the Memorial Hall Fund. Condolences may be expressed at

OTTAWA — Michael and Linda Schulte, of Ottawa, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Marie, to Joshua Kertis Resler, son of Kert and Julie Resler, of Churubusco, Ind. The bride-elect is a graduate of Ottawa-Glandorf High School and the Ohio State Beauty Academy. She is employed by Hilty Memorial Home, in Pandora. Her fiance is a graduate of Churubusco High School and the University of Northwestern Ohio. He is employed by Tork Products, Inc., in Lima. The couple will exchange wedding vows at 2 p.m., May 26, 2012, at Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ottawa.

OTTAWA — Steve and Judy Schroeder, of Ottawa, announce the engagement of their daughter Katy, to Curtis Brickner, son of Robert and Vicki Brickner, of Ottawa. The bride-elect is a graduate of Miller City-New Cleveland High School and Bowling Green State University. She is employed by Marathon Petroleum Company. Her fiance is a graduate of Ottawa-Glandorf High School. He is employed by Brickner Construction. The couple will exchange wedding vows at 1:30 p.m., July 14, 2012, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Ottawa.

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Memorial Day Services in county
Memorial Day will be observed in Kalida on Monday, May 28, with a church service at 8 a.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church and a memorial service at 9 a.m. be Nick Walthour, Boy State delegate and Becca Schlumbohm, Girls State delegate. Kelsi Hashbarger, the 2011 Girls State Delegate is the guest speaker. This will be followed by a chicken barbeque at the church from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The parade down Main Street Gilboa to the bridge for the traditional wreath ceremony is 1 p.m. Taking part in the parade are the Pandora-Gilboa Band, Color Guards and the Rifle Squad.

Memorial Day will be observed in Ottawa on Monday, May 28, with a parade and memorial service. The parade will move from the corner on Main and Perry Streets at 10:30 a.m. and will feature the Kalida and Ottawa-Glandorf High School marching bands. The memorial service will be in front of the Putnam County Courthouse immediately following the parade. This Memorial Day observed is sponsored jointly by the Ottawa American Legion, the Ottawa VFW and the Putnam County Chapter of the Disabled American Veterans. They invite the public to join them in honoring our deceased veterans. In case of rain, the parade will be cancelled and the memorial service will be held in the Robert J. Hermiller Gymnasium at the Ottawa-Glandorf High School.

Columbus Grove
Columbus Grove will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, beginning at 11 a.m. with a ceremony at Memorial Park. The ceremony is hosted by Columbus Grove American Legion and the Columbus Grove VFW. Leon Johnson, past Ohio VFW commander is the guest speaker. This year’s Memorial Day observance will NOT include a parade because of the village’s street repairs.

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Memorial Day services in Cloverdale will be held Monday, May 28, at Flower Gardens at 10 a.m.

Harter-Williams Post 536 and Pandora Post 616 of the American Legion will combine Memorial Day services on Sunday, May 27, in Gilboa. This will be the 90th anniversary of the wreath ceremony at the bridge over the Blanchard River. The Memorial Day service will be held 10:30 a.m.. at Gilboa United Methodist Church during their worship service. Honored guests will

Memorial Day services in Continental will be held Monday, May 28, at 11:15 a.m. at the south side of the American Legion Hall. Joe Moenter, Putnam County Veterans Service Officer, is the guest speaker. Continental VFW Commander Bill Bellman asks that residents lower the flag to half staff from sun-up until noon on Memorial Day, then raise it to full staff at noon, in honor of all veterans.

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Spreading a little humility for humanity
The Dupont Church of the Brethren Youth Group volunteered their time and talents on Saturday morning to paint trim for Putnam County’s fourth Habitat for Humanity home. The painting was done at Ron and Joyce Verhoff’s home, near North Creek.

One in a million
The Ottawa Lions Club planted two trees in the Ottawa Memorial Park on Friday, May 18. Lions Club International had urged Lions Clubs to plant a total of one million trees around the world. Deitering Landscaping donated the trees; one was planted in memory of Lion Jim Schnipke, while the other was to honor all Lions. Pictured are Jeff Loehrke, Ottawa Economic Development Director, and Lions members Dwain Hohman and Dan von der Embse.
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The first Farmers Market of the season began in Ottawa on Saturday, May 19. The Dooryard Branch Garden Club had a variety of plants for sale.



‘Green Acres’ is the place to be
The residents of Putnam Acres Care Center enjoyed a hayride and bonfire to kick off their National Nursing Home Week Celebration. This year the activity department chase “Green Acres” for the theme. Other events week included a hog callin’contest, butter churnin’, a BBQ, a cow milking contest, a pie baking contest, a pie social, a barn dance with the Kitchen Band and coffee, cookies and gossip at Sam Druckers’ General Store. Shown here are resident Agnes Rice and billing manger Tina Weber.
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WATCH FOR IT Register for YMCA Day camp
OTTAWA — The Putnam County YMCA is currently accepting registrations for the Summer Day Camp Program. Camp will feature weekly themes, arts and crafts, games, swimming and more. Campers will enjoy making new friends while participating in a great camp program designed to keep kids moving, laughing and enjoying the summer. Camp will be held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is open to all kids age 5-12 years old. The weekly fee, which includes all a camp t-shirt and all activities, is $65 for members and $75 for non-members. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Each week is limited to 30 kids so early registration is encouraged. To register or for more information contact the Putnam County YMCA at 419-523-5233.


Eagles compete in Area 4 track meet
Members of the Putnam County Eagles competed on May 12 in the Ohio Special Olympics Area 3 track and field meet this Saturday at Bluffton University. Field Coaching the local team were Pat Ellerbrock, Roger and Sharon Phillips and Jo An Reindell. The four-member girls team including Amy Rieman, Ashley Reindell, Joy Rieman and Nikki Kuhlman, won the 4x100 relay. Participants from the Putnam County Eagles included: (shown at right) Tish Stover, Jeri Kiene, Dominque Bush, Mason Maag, Heidi Schroeder, Katie Schroeder, Doug Ellerbrock, Marilyn Goss, Kayleen Gyetrai, Jani Schramm, Heidi Verhoff and Kayle Maenie. Also participating were Jarad Murphy, Joy RIeman, Jennifer Verhoff, Lindsey Halker, Ryan Wolfd, Ashley Hohenbrink and Trenton Dunlap. Not pictured are Amy Rieman, Emily Rieman and Nikki Kuhlman.

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Members of the Putnam County Boxing Club pose with their trophies and ribbons from the Black Swamp Romp, which was held on Saturday, May 19, at the Putnam County YMCA. The amateur boxing show was sponsored by the Putnam County Boxing Club. The PCBC coaches are Korey Baumgartner and Walt Lathrop.


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The Sweet Things Relay for Life team sponsored their fourth annual car show, bake sale and 50/50 raffle on Sunday, May 20, in the O’Reilly Auto Parts parking lot. The car show winners were: 1st place- John Hillman; 2nd place- Bob Cramer; 3rd place- Betty Yarnell; People’s Choice Award- Daryl Amstutz; and Honorable Mention, Margie Kuhlman. According to spokeswoman, Nicole Black, “Every penny raised goes to the Putnam County Relay for Life.” Pictured with John Hillman and his 1928 Chevrolet are the Sweet Things team members: (front row) Deb Mansfield, Tammy Deken, and Teryn Barnhart (second row) Elizabeth Nieto, Nicole Black, Ashley Schroeder, and Sydney Barnhart. Team members who were unavailable are Travis Spencer, Matt Black, John Burkhart, and Cheri Sharp.

Leipsic edges St. John’s on wild pitch
By TOM USHER ELIDA — Strikeouts are almost always a good thing for the pitcher. But on this day, one strikeout didn’t turn out well for the man on the mound. Delphos St. John’s Curtis Geise struck out Leipsic’s Austin Brown with two out in the bottom of the sixth, but the ball skipped away. Leipsic’s Nate Schey scampered home from second on the strikeout/wild pitch to lift the Vikings to a 1-0 victory over Delphos St. John’s in the Division IV baseball district championship game Friday at Ed Sandy Field. Geise was in command the whole way. He went the distance, giving up two hits and the one run. Geise struck out seven and walked three. Schey led off the sixth with a single to right and was bunted over to second by Travis Schroeder. With two out, Brown swung and missed on a 2-2 pitch in the dirt for strike three. The ball bounced on a corner of the plate and St. John’s catcher Austin Reindel did a good job of blocking the ball in front of him. But the ball ricochetted into the grass and Reindel took a second to locate the ball in front of him. Brown beat Reindel’s throw to first on a bang-bang play. Schey rounded third and scored well in front of the throw home. Travis Schroeder showed no sign of fatigue after throwing four innings and 50 pitches in the district semifinal game on Wednesday. Travis Schroeder gave up three hits over five innings with one walk and one strikeout. He threw 60 pitches, 38 for strikes. Travis Schroeder picked two runners off base, one in the first and one in the fourth. Leipsic coach Darren Henry at first thought he would start Trevor Schroeder, but switched to Travis. It was a tough loss for Geise, over his six innings of work, he threw 98 pitches, 55 for strikes.

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With the increasing numbers of motorcycles on our roadways, motorcyclist fatalities are increasing slightly in 2010 to 4,502, accounting for 14 percent of total fatalities for the year. This increase in motorcycle fatalities for the year resumes the unfortunate overall increasing trend over the last 13 years, an upward trend that saw only a single one-year decline in 2009, when 4,462 motorcyclists were killed. However, the greatest decrease in the estimated number of injured people is among motorcyclists, with an 8.9-percent decrease. In response to this increase, Mike Klear, Director of the Putnam County Safe Community Coalition, announced today that it is joining with other federal, state and local highway safety, law enforcement, and motorcycle organizations in proclaiming May as “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.” During this time

May 23 - 2012 May 23-29,29, 2012


Safe Communities urges motorcycle safety
– and during the rest of the year motorists and other road users are reminded to safely “share the road” with motorcycles, and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe. Changing the driving habits of motorists and motorcyclists alike will help decrease the numbers of motorcyclist killed and injured in crashes. Motorcyclists are reminded to make sure that they are visible to motorists, and that they follow the rules of the road. All road users are reminded to never drive, ride, walk or bicycle while distracted. “As the weather improves, more and more motorcyclists are hitting the roads,” said, Mike Klear from Putnam County Safe Community Coalition “And with that in mind, pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers of all vehicles, including SUVs, passenger cars and trucks, need to be extra attentive and make sure they ‘share the road.’ A motorcycle is one of the smallest vehicles on our roads, often hidden in a car or truck’s blind spot. Every driver needs to aggressively look for them before changing lanes or merging with traffic.” Motorists and bicyclists should perform visual checks for motorcyclists by checking mirrors and blind spots before they enter or exit a lane of traffic, and at intersections. Pedestrians should also get into the habit of scanning for motorcyclists who might be hidden by other traffic. Mr. Klear, reminds all road users that, “Motorcyclists have responsibilities, too.” “They should obey traffic rules, be alert to other drivers, never ride while impaired or distracted, and always wear a Department of Transportationcompliant helmet and other protective gear.” Klear said that a motorcyclist is much more vulnerable than a passenger vehicle occupant in the event of a crash. The Putnam County Safe Community Coalition offered tips for drivers to help keep motorcyclists safe on our roadways. • Remember, a motorcycle is a vehicle with all of the rights and privileges of any other motor vehicle. • Always allow a motorcyclist the full lane width—never try to share a lane. • Perform a visual check for motorcycles by checking mirrors and blind spots before entering or exiting a lane of traffic, and at intersections. • Always signal your intentions before changing lanes or merging with traffic. • Don’t be fooled by a flashing turn signal on a mo¬torcycle – motorcycle signals are often not self-canceling and riders sometimes forget to turn them off. Wait to be sure the motorcycle is going to turn before you proceed. •Allow more following distance
— three or four seconds — when behind a motorcycle so the motorcyclist has enough time to maneuver or stop in an emer¬gency. • Never tailgate. In dry conditions, motorcycles can stop more quickly than cars. • Never drive while distracted. Klear said motorcyclists can increase their safety by: • Avoiding riding in poor weather conditions; • Wearing brightly colored protective gear and a DOT-compliant helmet; • Using turn signals for every turn or lane change, even if the rider thinks no one will see it; • Combining hand signals and turn signals to draw more attention to themselves; • Using reflective tape and stickers to increase conspicuity; • Positioning themselves in the lane where they will be most visible to other drivers; and • Never driving while impaired.

Beta Eta officer installation held May 4
By JUDY RUEN Twenty nine Beta Eta members of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International met at the First Presbyterian Church in Paulding for their May 4 meeting. The chapter reviewed The Delta Kappa Gamma Song for their Founders Day activity. President Pat Kaple recognized the 25th anniversary of members Marcia Pressler and Marlene Buehler with rose patterned tea cups and saucers. She then inducted the 2012-2014 officers. Diana Wehri will serve as president, Marcia Barnhart and Nancy Kaufman will serve as the first vice presidents, Tammy Schroeder as second vice president, Darlene Hanneman will be recording secretary, Deb Hornyak will again be treasurer, Joan Schroeder will continue as corresponding secretary and Charlotte Ellis as parliamentarian. Membership certificates were presented to Chris Feichter and Miriam Gibson for 2012, and to Sharon King and Janis Lentz for the year 2011. Beta Eta Chapter received a certificate from Alpha Delta State for its chapter newsletter edited by Tammy Schroeder. The chapter also earned the Gold Key award for 2012. President Kaple presented attendance awards to Mary Collins, Karen Okuley, Judy Ruen, Connie Zachrich, and Helen Devitt. A necrology service was held for chapter members Amelia Lineberger, Eleanor Malone and Edythe Dean who passed away this year. Cards were signed for Lois Baxter and Joan Buchman. Copies of “Over the Top and Back” by the late Edythe Dean were available to the members. Tammy Schroeder presented a gift to President Kaple for her leadership during the last two years. A raffle was held to benefit the Alpha Delta State Diaster Relief Fund. Winners were Marica Barnhart, Mary Recker and Tammy Schroeder. Those members attending the May meeting from Putnam County were Marcia Barnhart, Linda Basinger, Charlotte Ellis, Miriam Gibson, Anne Hemker, Pat Kaple, Nancy Kaufman, Sherri King, Karen Okuley, Lynn Phillips, Mary Recker, Kathe Roof, Judy Ruen, Carol Schortgen, Joan Schroeder, Tammy Schroeder, Kathy Verhoff, and Diana Wehri.

Siebeneck awarded Soil and Water scholarship
Each year the Putnam Soil and Water Conservation District awards a scholarship to a senior in a Putnam County High School who will be enrolled in agriculture, natural resources, environmental science or a closely related field their freshman year of college. Aaron Siebeneck, son of Gary and Sharon Siebeneck plans on attending The Ohio State University and major in Ag Systems Management/Ag Business.

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Sharon Kidd, administrative manager, presented the Putnam Soil and Water Scholarship to Aaron Siebeneck, a senior at Kalida High School. The presentation was made Wednesday at Kalida High School’s awards assembly.






Sat., May 26th, 2012 at 10:00 am Allen Co. Fairgrounds, Youth Activity Bldg.
Household: Hummel plate collection 1971-1995, Hummel figurines, Baldwin organ, (3) dining tables w/chairs, recliners, sofa’s, arm chairs, (2) small roll top desk, cedar chest, refrigerators, upright freezer, bedroom suit, chest of drawers, dressers, wood wardrobe, microwave, microwave stand, lamps, swivel rocker, new card table & chairs, lawn chairs, sweepers, iron boards, pictures, wall mirrors, several end tables, coffee table, hutches, curio’s TV’s, flat screen, sewing machine, artificial tree, dish sets, pots & pans, jewelry boxes, love seat, entertainment center w/speakers, VCR stand, child’s rocker, narrow gauge Freight train picture, rocking chair, L-shape computer desk, sofa sleeper, TV trays, dog cage, Maytag washer & dryer, kitchen stove, glassware, (some carnival) Hob Noble pieces, Havilland china set, mantle clock, wall clock, sentry safe, baby wicker crib, etc. etc. etc..... Miscellaneous & collectibles: Beer steins, Elvis, Nascar memorabilia, treadmill, walker, luggage, leaf blower, tools, yard ornaments, some x-mas, purses & shoes, trunks, step stools, garden tools, picnic baskets, lawn chairs, clothes rack, kerosene lamps, shelving (wood & metal), rugs, printer, patio chairs, lots more. Gun: Remington model 33 single shot 22 cal. Owners: Mary A. Andrews Estate : Ruth A. Patton Estate : Susan Yost : Judy Hager














OTTAWA HOME FOR SALE 517 East 4th Street 2 story, 3 bedroom home, 2 full baths, finished basement, vinyle deck and 3 car garage. $148,500. Call 419-523-6432 ADMINISTRATIVE DRIVERS

12.2 acres SOLD! 12.6 Acres Left near Kalida. Mostly dense woods with 400 feet of cleared frontage. Call 419-393-4243

For sale or rent, 1987 Mobile Home In El Crest Mobile Home Park by Walmart. Make offer. 419-615-1023.

Reindel Auction Service
Mark Knoch – Doug Fenbert – Apprentice – Brandon Daniels – Jeff Schott All Auctioneers licensed & bonded in the favor of the State of Ohio. For pictures view at Terms: cash or check w/proper ID. Lunch available Very nice merchandise and will run two ring so you can get on with your holiday weekend. See you there.
Auctioneers: Mike Reindel – 419-235-3607

Auction conducted by:



Our busy dental practice is seeking a mature, organized people person. The right candidate must possess great communication and computer skills and be able to multi-task. No evenings or Saturdays. If you are interested in joining our friendly team, please send resume with a cover letter to Box # 1017 C/O The Lima News, 3515 Elida Rd, Lima, Ohio 45807


HVAC Technician HVAC Installers Experienced Plumbers and General Laborers
Needed for Findlay based Commercial Oriented Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Company. Immediate openings. Send resume, complete with detailed job experience to 1016 N. Blanchard St. Findlay, Oh 45840


∂ Get paid 42.5 cpm ∂ Be Home Every Week ∂ Top Notch Equipment ∂ Excellent Benefits 401k, Profit Sharing & More ∂ CDL-A with 1 year T/T experience required. Don’t Have Enough Experience? A paid Refresher Course is Available. Call our HR Rep, Tina, Today! 931-520-5655

at its Elida, OH location For more information, visit our website at: www.marathon Equal Opportunity Employer


Must have clean driving record. Apply in Person between 9 - 5pm at Big Daddy’s Towing, 3615 St. Johns Rd, Lima, OH 45804

Big Daddy’s Towing Hiring Drivers


JOHNSRUD TRANSPORT, a Food Grade Liquid carrier, 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 package. For further info, call Jane @ 1-888-200-5067


Be Inspired.
POET Biorefining-Leipsic, an ethanol biorefinery, is currently looking for an Electrician. Electricians are responsible for troubleshooting, identifying the root cause, repairing or replacing parts, rewiring, & installing related electrical good. Additional duties include: • proactive •Preventative &procedureselectrical tasks & compliance • work performed is done by •Ensure allall local and national electrical following

Equal Opportunity Employer

2 BEDROOM 1 bath apartment at Kalida Golf Course. Washer /Dryer hook-up, garage, no pets. Call 419-303-8186


Tuesday 12:00pm
Howard’s Coin Shop 128 E. Main Street, Leipsic Gold, Silver, Rare Coins & More Tyler Abel, Auctioneer



with experience in payroll, budgeting, Quick books and working knowledge of word and excel. (Non-Profit experience would be a plus). Candidate must be able to multi-task and enjoy young children. Send resume before May 31 to: Children’s Developmental Center of Lima 1001 Bellefontaine Ave. Lima, Ohio, 45804 DRIVERS A dictionary doesn’t define what a truck driver is.



Needed for immediate start. Send resume and compensation requirements to:

EXPERIENCED Bookkeeper/Tax Preparer and Part-time Office Assistant


• Assist in developing, training, & reviewing all electrical/instrument programs & procedures


YOU do. Come join us Pohl Transportation
∂ Up to 39 cents/mile with Performance Bonus ∂ $3000 Sign On Bonus ∂ 1 year OTR -- CDL A Call 1-800-672-8498 or visit:

Qualified candidates must have previous educational training and/or certification in electronics. Extensive working experience in electronics, electrical wiring, & electrical troubleshooting is required. Journeymen/ Master license preferred. We offer highly competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and tremendous opportunity for growth. To learn more bout POET, or to apply visit
POET is an equal opportunity employer.

∂ Pay $7.70 per hour ∂ Hours 8am-4:30pm ∂ Lifting up to 57 pounds


OHIO LICENSE #2011000138

May apply between 9am10am and 2pm - 3pm We Work Two 1150 N. Cable Road Lima, Ohio



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GENERAL SUMMER HELP NEEDED 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 HEALTHCARE OFFICE/CLERICAL



Drivers Needed
Bee Line Trucking is in need of (2) full-time drivers out of Ottoville. Dedicated afternoon automotive routes. Running same tractor and route daily. Good Pay! Good Equipment! Paid Vacations! Paid Holidays! Group Medica! 401! Class-A CDL Two years driving experience a must. Call Ed Kraetschmer 419-453-2273

Mid-Size Trucking Company Looking to Hire
Family owned and operated for over 20 years located in Morral, Ohio. We are seeking Professional Drivers with a minimum 2 years experience. We operate mostly liquid tanks with some hopper. Full and part time positions available. We offer steady work with excellent pay Please call 740-465-2961 for further information.

Network Systems Instructor at Vantage Career Center
Starting Date: 2012-2013 School Year Salary: Appropriate step on Teachers Salary Schedule, commensurate with experience and education. Job Objectives: Plans, implements, and evaluates instruction in Network Systems curriculum designed to address a wide range of maturity and skill levels. Helps secondary high school students make appropriate choices. Encourages parental involvement. Minimum Qualifications: ∂ Possess or be eligible for valid state department of education license/certificate appropriate for the position. ∂ Computer related degree ∂ Industry Certification preferred ∂ Meets all mandated health requirements (e.g., a negative tuberculosis test, medical exam, etc.). ∂ A record free of criminal violations that would prohibit public school employment. ∂ Complies with drug-free workplace rules and board policies. ∂ Keeps current with technology and other workplace innovations that support job functions. ∂ Training and/or experience in behavioral management techniques. Apply To: Application may be made by forwarding a Vantage application, letter of interest, resume, transcripts, copy of certification, and three letters of reference by Monday, June 4, 2012 to:


Elmcroft of Lima Assisted Living has openings for Resident Assistant’s. PartTime positions available for all shifts. Apply in person at: 2075 N. Eastown Rd. Lima, OH 45807 or at

TopMark Federal Credit Union is a strong, secure financial institution, serving Allen & Auglaize County since 1963. TopMark FCU offers competitive pay, incentives & benefits! TopMark is looking for enthusiastic, motivated individuals who will thrive in an environment where individuals are encouraged to be self-starters, but also work in collaboration with Team Members. The individual in this position is expected to provide extraordinary member service, have strong organizational & communication skills . The applicant must be able to successfully sell/refer products and services through anticifipating our members nancial needs. Flexibility is required of this position to accommodate staffing needs in lobby, front line, or drive up areas at both branch locations.

Hirzel Canning Co. in Ottawa, OH is seeking a FT Boiler Operator. Qualified candidate will have current certification for High Pressure Boilers with 3 - 5 years relevant exp. Will be responsible for all phases of boiler operation and maintenance. Email or fax resume with salary requirement to: or 419-693-0744 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE EEO/AA Employer Drug Free Workplace

1997 HELIX HONDA, Red, new tires, excellent condition. $1,800. Call 419-203-0421

1999 FORD E X P L O R E R SPORT, Gray leather interior, sun roof. 127,000 miles. $1,800 or best offer. 419-235-3234

2006 GMC ENVOY DENALI XL, white, navigation, sun roof, 43,950 miles. Asking $20,995. Call 419-523-5744

HEALTHCARE 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:



Regional drivers with CDLA needed. If less than 1 year experience or you’ve been out of a truck for a while you can possibly do team training. We offer: *$0.40/Mile *Home Weekly *4 weeks vacation/year *401K with match *Health/Dental/Life Call Dave on the weekend or evenings at 937-726-3994 or during the week at 800-4972100 or apply at



technology… service… personal care… VAN WERT COUNTY HOSPITAL!

is looking for:


Hirzel Canning Co. in Ottawa, OH is seeking a FT Electrician. Qualified candidate will be a certified Electrician with 3 - 5 yrs. current exp. Will perform maintenance, repairs and installation of electrical components for the facility. Successful candidate will also have relevant exp. with PLC controlled equipment and systems. Email or fax resume with salary requirement to: or 419-693-0744 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE EEO/AA Employer Drug Free Workplace

1965 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE, Red, excellent condition. 6 cylinder, 3 speed. $15,000. Call 419-203-0421


Two, part-time (0.8 FTE, 60 hours per two-week pay period), 7 pm – 7 am, positions are available with Acute Care Services. Must be licensed and in good standing in the State of Ohio, or eligible for licensure. Prior Telemetry/Intensive Care Unit experience preferred. Must maintain CPR and ACLS certifications. ACLS within one year of hire. Completion of EKG class within one year of hire. Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a resume/application to: Kim Sarchet Human Resources 1250 S. Washington St. Vanwert, Oh 45891 Phone: 419-238-8633 Fax: 419-238-9390 E-Mail: ksarchet@ Visit the Hospital’s website EOE


∂Experienced Diesel Mechanics and Service Writers ∂Experienced cooks, servers, dishwashers, for our Hub Room Restaurant ∂ Full and Part time Fuel Desk Employees Must be available to work any shift and be customer friendly. Please apply in person at: 1775 Bellefontaine St. Wapakoneta, OH No Phone Calls

Please send resume and salary requirements to: TopMark FCU, 1511 N. Main St. Lima, OH 45801 or to

PROFESSIONAL ADMINISTRATION The Schnipke Engraving Co., a leader in tight tolerance plastic injection molding, has an immediate opening for a The ideal candidate will have 2 to 3 years of past CNC Milling experience. Past experience with CNC Lathes and Manual Surface Grinders a plus. Interested applicants should submit resume with wage requirements to: The Schnipke Engraving Co./HR P.O. Box 278 Ottoville, OH 45876 E.O.E.

2000 19’ DUTCHMAN LITE, Sleeps 4, bunk beds, air conditioner. Excellent condition. $4,000. Call 419-236-4206 2002 TRAIL-LITE camper, 26’ foot, sleeper sofa slide out, pass through, storage slide out. $7,400/best offer. Call 419695-8502 2003 AMERI-LITER trailer 21MB, Sleeps 4, queen bed, great condition, stored inside. Easy to pull. $6,200. Please call 419-648-5031

CNC Mill Toolmaker


Elmcroft of Lima Assisted Living has a opening for an Activities Assistant PartTime position. Availability: Evenings during the week and every other weekend. Apply in person at: 2075 N. Eastown Rd. Lima, OH 45807 or at

INDUSTRIAL Accepting applications in person for automotive production plant: Tuesday, May 22 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am Wednesday, May 23 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm General Aluminum 13663 Short Road, Wapakoneta, OH 45895 Ask for Nichole 614-300-2448 EOE

#1 29 Ga. Metal Siding & Roofing Only $2.15 / linear foot or $67.90 / square Ridge, Screws, J-Channel, Corners. Other Trims available. Insulation: Fiberglass rolls, Single bubble & Blown Insulation. Contractor & Lumber Yard discounts available. $$$ MFR DIRECT - SAVE $$$ Call us Today!!! 419-657-2510

2004 HYLINE CB1PL, Queen bed, 3 power slides, 14 cubic foot refrigerator, apartment size gas range, DSI 10 gallon water heater. $16,900/reasonable offer. Call 419-615-5116

2007 CHEVROLET SILVERADO, 4 x 4 extended cab, 5.3 liter, matching cap, 121,000 miles. $13,800/best offer. Call 419-648-5031


Staci A. Kaufman, Superintendent 818 N. Franklin St. Van Wert, OH 45891
Vantage Career Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Vantage Career Center Administration reserves the right to not fill this position.


JM Electrician Wanted Please contact Matt at 806-672-4905 or email to mattd@skilledtrades .com

2005 CHEVROLET Venture, 4 Caption seats, 7 passenger, rear air, dual powers sliding doors. 99,000 miles. $6,800. Call 419-203-3297


HEALTHCARE GENERAL Continued Care, Inc. Is seeking a for a full time field position. Candidate must possess current Ohio licensure, current CPR certification, and pass BCI background check. Candidate should have experience in Home Health Care, OASIS documentation, and possess competent computer skills. Individual must communicate effectively with written and oral skills. If you are a T E A M PLAYER and look forward to challenges with home care patients, WE WANT YOU. Please send resume via email to:, fax to: 419-222-6261, or mail to: Continued Care Inc 311 East Market Street Suite 204 Lima OH 45801

Setex, a joint-venture business between Johnson Controls and Tachi-S and also a first-tier automotive supplier to Honda, is seeking qualified candidates for the following position:

We are hiring for long term temporary positions 7:a.m. to 7:p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to:a.m. 2 Shifts Overtime required MUST MET A BACKGROUND AND DRUG TEST REQUIREMENTS. Packers/Material Handlers $8.00/hour. Visit us in-person between the hours of 9:a.m to 4:p.m. Monday through Friday Students Welcomed! Axcess Staffing 707N Cable Rd. Lima, Ohio 45805 567-712-2200 (behind Walgreens) Evening appointments available. Ask us about our benefit offerings! Send Resume to: limaresumes@axcess




A 96 year old organization, seeks sales reps for commercial, industrial, agricultural and construction accounts. Excellent commissions, opportunity for advancement with benefits. Training provided. Interested candidates email your resume to: for info packet.

Primrose Oil Company



Welding Engineer
This individual will be responsible for supporting business requirements for all production weld activities and support associates and suppliers of welded components. This individual must be able to resolve weld operation and frame assembly related issues, evaluate and specify manufacturing processes and equipment, coordinate manufacturing process development/continuous improvement initiatives, provide technical process support to production departments and suppliers, make recommendations on weld equipment and tooling requirements and initiatives as well as provide support and assistance with supplier selection for weld equipment, tooling and check gages. All applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Welding Engineering or equivalent work experience. Two (2) years of experience and or training; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. All applicants must have experience in Microsoft applications and be able to read, interpret, and utilize product drawings including the use of GD&T. Weld Engineering experience in the automotive industry is a plus! Setex has a competitive wage & benefits package; many of which begin immediately! Send resume to:
HR Manager Setex Inc. 1111 McKinley Road St. Marys, OH 45885 Fax: 419-394-1559 Email: eoe

COLOR TV 13" Table top Color TV, cable ready. Excellent condition. $20 firm. Call 419-453-3393

VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL MACHINING CENTER OPERATORS/ PROGRAMMERS Seeking experienced Vertical and Horizontal Machining Center Setup, Operator/CNC Programmers. Successful candidates must be able to read blueprints and be familiar with Haas equipment, Mastercam, PRO-E, Solidworks, tooling and fixturing. All shifts. Excellent benefit package and 401K. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
Please send resume to:

Blue Spruce 4’ $35. Norway Spruce 5’ $30. Fast growing Green Giant Arborvitae 5’ $25. Call Ottawa 419-615-5160 GOLF CLUBS Cobra irons LW-4, with Cobra bag all new last year. Includes 2 ball Odessy putter, 460 driver, 2 fairway woods. $700/best offer. 419-523-3423 GOLF CLUBS Spalding Tour Edition irons SW-2, driver, and 3 wood, putter and bag. Good condition $200/best offer. Call 419-5233423



MUSICIAN We are seeking a pianist who can play at our 9:00am Sunday Worship Service at Liberty Chapel UMC, Lima. If interested, please contact: Pastor John at 419 234 1991

20 - 30 hours per week. No weekends and no holidays. Flexibility, multi-tasking and teamwork important. Electronic medical record experience very helpful. Please send resume with references to: Box # 1018 C/O The Lima News, 3515 Elida Rd, Lima, Ohio 45807.

Physicians office looking to fill two part time positions for either R.N, L.P.N or C.M.A.

Ohio Northern University is seeking an Information Technology Technician to assist with addressing the technical needs of the University Community. Several chief tasks include providing classroom technical support, maintaining lab equipment, providing technical support to faculty and staff, troubleshooting, tracking underground cables, and supervising student workers. This opportunity can be located on the Jobs & Employment webpage with complete details including deadline and application requirements. EOE

Information Technology Technician


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Superior Forge & Steel (SFS)
Experienced Electrician

SFS, Lima OH, is currently seeking full time electrical maintenance personnel. Successful candidates must: •Work in an industrial environment •Maintain heavy equipment •Understand electricity and electrical components •Read and work from schematics, diagrams and sketches •Troubleshoot and repair solid state controls •Work any shift 5 years of experience preferred. Comprehensive benefit package. Web Address: No phone calls. Send resume with salary history to Superior Forge and Steel, Attn: Human ResourcesMaintenance, 1820 McClain Road, Lima, OH. 45804.

DEADLINE: Tues. 3 p.m.
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(419) 993-2222 1-866-546-2237 or Fax (419) 222-6696


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The Putnam Voice, Classified, 3515 Elida Road, Lima, Ohio • 45807

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