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Putnam Pet Pals Project set
Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:00 PM

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PUTNAM COUNTY — In keeping with Putnam Pet Pals mission of promoting responsible pet ownership, a spay/neuter project is in place this year at the county’s veterinary offices.

To encourage people to spay or neuter their dogs, owners can enter a drawing at their pet’s veterinary clinic. Every three months a winner is drawn at each of the clinics for a free spay or neuter (basic package), paid for by Putnam Pet Pals. The first quarter winners were Mariah Hohenbrink and Rita Burgei, and the second quarter winners were Whitney Seyer and Chrissy Harris. Putnam Pet Pals believes that the spay or neuter of pets would cut down on the unwanted and homeless animals in our county.

Putnam Pet Pals supports numerous activities throughout the year to help homeless dogs. Anyone who has an interest in helping homeless dogs is welcome to attend Putnam Pet Pals meetings at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Putnam County Dog Shelter.



From the Thrift Shop
Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:00 PM
The Delphos Thrift Shop has a great selection of purses in the Boutique. (DHI Media/Stephanie Groves)



Want to know what I got for clearing out a big old bunch of what I thought was little trees that had seven leaves on each stem that had grown up in one of my flower beds? Yeah, a very nasty case of poison sumac! It’s all over the left side of my cheek, jaw and neck, on my right eyelid and on both arms. I’m a mess! Thanks to a good friend who dropped off some Benadryl spray to me — you’re great!

Speaking of great, it’s so amazing how full the drop-off window always is. Your donations continue to pour in and we are so grateful for everything. If that window is full, please be sure to come around to the back door, if we’re there, or call 419-692-2942 to make arrangements for a drop-off time. Just leaving your bags and boxes on the sidewalk is not an option because of weather, safety and theft.

OSU marching band chief fired after probe
Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:00 PM
Johnathan Waters

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday after determining he ignored a “sexualized” culture of rituals including students being pressured to march in their underwear and participate in sexually-themed stunts.

Jonathan Waters had led the band since 2012, and served in lesser capacities for a decade before that. His halftime shows for what’s known to fans as “The Best Damn Band in the Land” were considered revolutionary and drew millions of viewers on YouTube.

Water leaks cost village over $60,000
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:00 PM


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SPENCERVILLE — Village Administrator Sean Chapman summarized the last round of water line leaks Spencerville has endured during the council meeting Monday night. The total is up to 42 — which cost $1,500 each to repair.

“It’s clear I need to do something new and we must focus on our critical infrastructure in the near future,” he said adamantly. “Repairing a leak after the water treatment plant is online will cost upwards of $2,500-$3,000.”

St. John's VBS wraps up today at park
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:00 PM
Dave Miller, a St. John’s parishoner, performs a science experiment for kids attending Vacation Bible School on Wednesday evening. The Bible schoolers have been meeting from 6-8:45 p.m. at St. John’s Annex since Monday to have fun with music, science, crafts, games and Bible study. It will conclude with a pool party this evening at Stadium Park. (DHI Media/Erin Cox)