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HB 483 puts Putnam wind farm in jeopardy
Sunday, July 13, 2014 8:00 PM
The drawing shows how HB 483 will effect the proposed wind farm near Leipsic. The blue areas indicate where land lease and waiver easements are already in place. The yellow area indicates where additional set-back waivers would be needed for the wind towers. (Photo submitted)

By Nancy Kline

Staff Writer

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LEIPSIC — Twelve words in House Bill 483 means a “devastating set back” for the possibility of the development of a wind farm near Leipsic.

This was the message Jim O’Conner, project developer with Iberdrola Renewables, brought to the Putnam County Commissioners on Thursday. O’Connor said Gov. Kasich’s approval of the bill has a huge impact in whether Iberdrola will move forward with the project.

K of C/St. John's Gold Benefit raises highest amount in history
Sunday, July 13, 2014 8:00 PM | Updated ( Sunday, July 13, 2014 6:49 PM )
The 26th annual K of C/St. John’s Golf Benefit raised $14,000 this year. Participating in the check presentation to St. John’s is, from left, Father Dave Rinehart, Scott Hamilton, Bob Weinandy, Derek Webb and Nate Webb. (Submitted photo)

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DELPHOS — The 26th annual K of C/St. John’s Golf Benefit was held at the Delphos Country Club on June 6. The 18-hole course was fully loaded with 168 players and a large group of volunteers working the event. In addition to the golfers and volunteers, over 50 families and companies from the area contributed by becoming one of the various “sponsors” of the event.


Van Wert Municipal Court releases June activity report
Saturday, July 12, 2014 8:00 PM


VAN WERT — The Van Wert Municipal Court has released the activity report for the month of June, 2014.

There were a total of 712 cases for the month as follows: 524 traffic cases, 115 criminal cases; and 73 civil cases. The court performed 0 wedding. Fines and costs in the amount of $92,102.53 were distributed to government agencies by the Municipal Court as follows: $30,428.13 to the State of Ohio, $52,910.68 to the City of Van Wert, $7,688.32 to the County of Van Wert, $122.10 to the Van Wert Sheriff’s Dept., $19 to Crime Stoppers, $45 to the Village of Ohio City, $75 to the City of Delphos, $444.30 to Capital Recovery, $25 to the Allen Co Sheriff’s Dept., $50 to ODNR, $45 to the Village of Convoy, and $250 to Hatcher Law Office.

The above disbursements include $1,823 to Legal Aid, $3,991.75 to Victims of Crime and $2,819 to computerization. The total amount collected in back fines from Capital Recovery for the year is $16,583.53. The court’s supervision fund brought in $2,422.50 for the month for a total of $15,441.50 for the year.

Monies collected for judgment creditors by garnishment for the month totaled $40,911.23. The nature of the offense and the arresting authority are factors which affect the distribution of the fines.

DAAG names upcoming events
Friday, July 11, 2014 8:00 PM

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DELPHOS — The Delphos Area Art Guild has announced its upcoming events and workshops:

Art in the Park for all ages will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m on Thursdays in July at Stadium Park in Delphos.

Qi Gong with Laura Conrad yoga with Amy Urton will happen in the gazebo. Please bring a yoga mat.

Art Project will happen in shelterhouse with graffiti art, pottery and more.

This class asks for a donation.

Draw with Me! Summer Camp for ages 7 and up will be held from 1:30-4 p.m. July 14-16.

Sarah Pohlman will instruct in cartoon, manga and graffiti.

The cost is $50.

A Flip Flop Pottery class will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday and at 8 p.m July 22.

Join local ceramicist Sherry Kahle in this summer fun pottery class. This is another great parent and me class.

Students will build their own set of ceramic flip flops that are cheeky summer fun with hooks for hanging beach towels or items in a bedroom or utility room. Then the following week they will glaze them. Sherry will have them ready for pick up two weeks later.

Kids Summer Art ‘Fun’damentals Summer Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon July 21-24 for ages 8-14.

Awakening Minds Art set to collaborate with art guild
Friday, July 11, 2014 8:00 PM
Awakening Minds Art (AMA), a Findlay based non-profit organization, is set to collaborate with the Delphos Area Art Guild (DAAG) this fall to bring therapeutic and educational programming to people of all ages and abilities in the Tri-county area. AMA students participating in a group painting program at the Central Christian Church in Lima display their artistic achievements. (DHI Media/Stephanie Groves)


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LIMA — Since Awakening Minds Art’s inception five years ago — when Executive Director Sarah Crisp began working from the trunk of her vehicle presenting her vision to administrators of nursing homes — her dreams of providing therapeutic and educational programming to people of all ages and abilities in the Tri-county area has come to fruition.

The Findlay-based non-profit organization serves children with special needs who experience challenges participating in group activities, as well as people who may have dementia, cerebral palsy and Down’s Syndrome.

“We are excited to announce that we are collaborating with the Delphos Area Art Guild (DAAG) and expanding our program into Delphos,” Crisp said proudly. “There has been a lot of interest in the community.”