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Commissioners fire dog warden
Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:06 PM
Van Wert County Commissioners Todd Wolfrum and Thad Lichtensteiger go over the allegations concerning the county dog warden during Thursday’s meeting. (DHI Media/Ed Gebert)


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VAN WERT — After viewing and discussing the results of an investigation by the Van Wert County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday morning, the Van Wert County Commissioners announced the firing of County Dog Warden Rich Strunkenberg.

Putnam County Senior Expo set Aug. 8 at school
Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:05 PM

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OTTAWA — The 2014 Putnam County Senior Expo will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 8 at the Ottawa Elementary School located at 123 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa.

This event is free and open to the public.

Chief, Family Video to collect school supplies
Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:04 PM

On Saturday, Chief Supermarket’s Smokehouse on the Road will be at an event at Family Video in Delphos. The two companies are teaming up together in an effort to raise money and collect supplies for Delphos City Schools.

Congress OKs VA, highway bills, not border measure
Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:04 PM


Associated Press


WASHINGTON — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break after failing to agree on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States.

Faring far better, a bipartisan, $16 billion measure to clean up after a scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs and a second bill to prevent a cutoff in highway funding gained final passage in the Senate and were sent to President Barack Obama for his signature.

Fired band head says he was fixing vulgar culture
Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:02 PM | Updated ( Thursday, July 31, 2014 8:07 PM )
Jonathan Waters


Associated Press


COLUMBUS — Ohio State University's fired marching band director was working to fix a vulgar culture "in dire need of change" before he was dismissed last week, he said in a document released by his attorney.

The university fired Jonathan Waters last week after a two-month investigation concluded he knew about, but failed to stop, a "sexualized culture" of rituals that included students being pressured to march in their underwear and to perform sexually themed stunts that yielded often-explicit nicknames.