1. James J. Lehman, 1959 – 2018

    James J. Lehman, 1959 – 2018

    CONTINENTAL – James J. Lehman, 58, of Continental, died at 11:54 p.m. Friday, February 2, 2018 at his residence. He was born June 5, 1959 in Defiance to James L. and Betty J. (Floehr) Lehman. His father is deceased and his mother survives in Defiance. On November 19, 1983, he married the love of his life and best friend, Patricia L. Stateler and she survives in Continental. He raised an adopted son: Kyle W. (Kim) Kosch-Lehman of Kalida. His daughter Emily Lehman of Continental was born June 22, 1989 and Jim was very proud of her as she followed him...

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  2. 18th Annual Empty Bowls Event to Benefit the PATH Center

    18th Annual Empty Bowls Event to Benefit the PATH Center

    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The 18th annual Empty Bowls event to benefit the PATH Center is planned for Thursday, Feb. 15, from 4:00 to 7:00 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 111 Elliott Road. The project is sponsored by the Defiance College Social Work Organization. The goal is to raise funds to help feed the hungry, with all proceeds going to the PATH Center. Area restaurants and individuals make and donate a variety of soups and breads included in the dinner menu, with soup served in handmade bowls. Defiance College alum Brandon Knott of It’s Knott Pottery will be making bowls...

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  3. Don Smith Swim for Diabetes Youth Services – February 2nd

    Don Smith Swim for Diabetes Youth Services – February 2nd

    Dear Friends, This year makes the 15th year that Connie and I have been raising money for Diabetes Youth Services (DYS). On February 2nd, I will be swimming 150 lengths (10 for every year). Our goal is to raise $30,000. Since I began swimming for DYS we have raised $211,950.00. The most important thing is the lives of the children with Type 1 Diabetes that have been forever changed after attending camp and other DYS sponsored activities. All the money we raise goes directly to DYS to provide money for needy children with Type 1 Diabetes to attend educational summer...

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  4. Putnam County Reunion in Bradenton, Florida – February 8th

    Putnam County Reunion in Bradenton, Florida – February 8th

    The annual Putnam County Reunion for snowbirds in Florida will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Duff’s Restaurant located on the corner of St. Rt. 41 and 6010 14th St. West in Bradenton, Florida. Fellowship starts at 10:30, lunch will start at 11:00. For further information contact Marv Rau at 419-789-9332 or email rauar15@tds.net. Spread the word – grab your other Putnam County friends and join us in Bradenton!

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  5. Ruby F. Dukes, 1927 – 2018

    Ruby F. Dukes, 1927 – 2018

    LEIPSIC – Ruby F. Dukes, 90, of Leipsic died 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2018 at the Meadows of Leipsic. She was born April 4, 1927 in Logan, West Virginia to the late Grant and Mae (Guillum) Nelson. She married Smith Hurley, Sr., who preceded her in death. She then married Edwin Dukes on January 30, 1969, and he preceded her in death in May 2003. Ruby is survived by 6 children: Herbert (Martha) Hurley of Canton, Helen (Ken) Hall of Paulding, Smith (Judy) Hurley, Jr. of Defiance, Sheila (Al) Phillips of McClure, Larry (Kelly) Hurley of Ottawa and Brian...

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  6. Elvene Marie Dobbelaere, 1926 – 2018

    Elvene Marie Dobbelaere, 1926 – 2018

    OAKWOOD – Elvene Marie Dobbelaere, 91, of Oakwood passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 at the Gardens of Paulding. She was born September 1, 1926 to Elva and Ethel (Schooley) Keck in Paulding, Ohio. She was a 1944 graduate of Latty High School. On April 22, 1946 she married Gerard Dobbelaere at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Junction. Fondly known as Shorty or Nan, she was a devoted mother, grandmother, and homemaker. She enjoyed being with family, was an excellent cook, and was hostess to countless family and friends gatherings.. She also loved to play cards and to do the...

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  7. Motorcycle Ohio Rider Education Program Registration Available

    Motorcycle Ohio Rider Education Program Registration Available

    The Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Motorcycle Ohio Rider Education Program online registration begins Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 at 9 a.m. Those wanting to learn how to ride a motorcycle or refresh their motorcycle safety skills may register at www.motorcycle.ohio.gov for one of the $50 courses scheduled throughout the state from March through November. Over 260,000 motorcycle riders have been trained since the program began in 1988. More information about Motorcycle Ohio and the courses, including statewide locations and updated training requirements, are available online at the address listed above. Basic Rider Skills (BRS) This 16-hour course is recommended for...

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  8. Darlene K. Radabaugh, 1957 – 2018

    Darlene K. Radabaugh, 1957 – 2018

    COLUMBUS GROVE – Darlene K. Radabaugh, 60, of Columbus Grove died at 7:46 a.m. Monday, January 22, 2018 at Lima Manor. She was born October 25, 1957 in Lima to George and Georgine “Jean” (Snow) Combs. Her father is deceased, her mother survives in Ottawa. On October 26, 1986 she married Herbert “Herb” Radabaugh who survives in Columbus Grove. Also surviving are five children, Brain (Diane) Dearth of Arcadia, FL., Connie (Stacy) McDougle of Continental, Jason (Nicole) Moore of Lima, Scott (Danielle) Moore of Columbus Grove, and Joni (Dave) Elwood of Shawnee; fourteen grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Darrell (Marge)...

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  9. Smith’s “Swim for DYS” – February 2, 2018

    Smith’s “Swim for DYS” – February 2, 2018

    Dear Friends, This year makes the 15th year that Connie and I have been raising money for Diabetes Youth Services (DYS). On February 2nd, I will be swimming 150 lengths (10 for every year). Our goal is to raise $30,000. Since I began swimming for DYS we have raised $211,950.00. The most important thing is the lives of the children with Type 1 Diabetes that have been forever changed after attending camp and other DYS sponsored activities. All the money we raise goes directly to DYS to provide money for needy children with Type 1 Diabetes to attend educational summer...

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  10. Annual Defiance College Empty Bowls Event Is February 15

    Annual Defiance College Empty Bowls Event Is February 15

    DEFIANCE, Ohio – The 18th annual Empty Bowls event to benefit the PATH Center is planned for Thursday, Feb. 15, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 111 Elliott Road. The project is sponsored by the Defiance College Social Work Organization. The goal is to raise funds to help feed the hungry, with all proceeds going to the PATH Center. Area restaurants and individuals make and donate a variety of soups and breads included in the dinner menu, with soup served in handmade bowls. Defiance College alum Brandon Knott of It’s Knott Pottery will be...

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