July 22, 2014

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Prolific Ohio tractor collector is selling out
Sunday, July 13, 2014 8:00 PM

SUFFIELD TOWNSHIP (AP) — Antique tractors line the property at 679 Congress Lake Road, creating a rainbow of color that has been known to cause passing motorists to stop, back up, and take a second look.

For years, Carl Rufener has displayed his collection — now numbering 70 tractors that date back to the 1930s — for a week or two in July, then tucks them away until the next summer.

But when Rufener puts his tractors away Sunday night, it will be for the last time.

Putnam libraries to host movie night, science fare
Sunday, July 13, 2014 8:00 PM



The Putnam County District Library in Ottawa has announced the following programs at the main library and its other locations:

Family Fun Movie Night

The library in Ottawa will have a movie at 6 p.m. on July 22.

Miller marks 60th Jubilee
Sunday, July 13, 2014 8:00 PM
Precious Blood Sister  Maria Luisa Miller

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DAYTON — A Cloverdale native who has spent more than 45 years ministering in Chile is celebrating her 60th anniversary of religious life this year.

Sister Maria Luisa Miller is one of a dozen Precious Blood Sisters celebrating milestone Jubilees in 2014. The sisters were honored June 29 in Dayton and individual celebrations will occur throughout the year at the sisters’ hometowns and places of ministry.

Nashville Crush packs Stadium Park
Sunday, July 13, 2014 8:00 PM | Updated ( Sunday, July 13, 2014 6:47 PM )
The Delphos Rotary Club’s 9th annual Music in the Park series continued Sunday evening with Nashville Crush playing to a full house from the Hanser Family Pavilion at Stadium Park. Fans young and old got caught up in the toe-tapping country rock genre. Phil Dirt and the Dozers will perform at 6 p.m. July 28. (DHI Media/Stephanie Groves)
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.