Crash claims the life of a Nevada man

WYANDOT COUNTY—The Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal crash that claimed the life of a Nevada man on Tuesday morning. According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the scene of the crash at 8:30 a.m. by a passerby who spotted an overturned vehicle in a field off of County Highway 39, west of Township Highway 10.
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Obituary for Robert “Bob” Lee Baum

Robert “Bob” Lee Baum, 67 of Kenton passed away on Friday, July 23, 2021. He was born in Kenton on September 11, 1953 to the late Harley Baum and Barbara Ferrell. On January 27, 1979 he married Diana Truman, she precedes him in death. He is also preceded in death by a brother Johnnie Lee, son Robert “Rob” Baum II and a grandson Damion Dolan. He is survived by Sharon Baum, a son Rick (Lori) Baum and three daughters Jennifer Miller, Amy (Jeff) Dolan and Becky (Todd) Michael. Also surviving are his grandchildren; Erik Baum, Shaylynn Brown, Jacob Miller, Jayden Miller, Kaytlin Dolan, Taylor Baum, Erin Bopp, Abby Nichols, Dominic Curl, Toronto Curl, and nine great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Rick (Vickie) Dunson, Jim (Dee) Shumaker, and his sisters Cindy (David) Worthington, Jeanie Baum. Robert and his father ran Baum and Son painting and roofing company in Kenton. He was a loving father, grandfather and friend. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, fishing, kayaking and going to races at LaRue. He also loved going to the horse races at the Hardin County fair when he was spending time at the steak barn. There will be a graveside service held on Thursday July 29 at 10:00 at Grove Cemetery, Kenton. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Robert Baum to Not-By-Choice or to the family c/o Schindewolf-Stout-Crates Funeral Home. SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting
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Bowling Green,

Woman who stole stamp from BG BMV office sought

Police are seeking information on a woman who reportedly stole an official document stamp from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles office in Bowling Green. The Bowling Green Police Division is seeking assistance in identifying the pictured suspect. On Monday, officers responded to the office at 1616 E. Wooster St....
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Ottawa man facing rape charge changes plea Tuesday

An Ottawa man has changed his plea on Tuesday in Putnam County Common Pleas Court. According to a bill of information, Jesus Tapia is accused of engaging in sexual conduct with another who was not his spouse, whose age at the time of the said sexual conduct was less than thirteen years of age. Tapia was charged with one count of Rape, a felony of the first degree.

From cherries and berries to three hots and a cot…

MARION—Marion County Prosecutor Ray Grogran announced the fate of an Upper Sandusky man who led police on a high-speed chase through three counties on July 14th. Jeffrey Purvis videoed the chase and posted it live on Facebook. He pleaded guilty in the Marion County Common Pleas Court last week to one count of failure to comply, a third-degree felony. Purvis was sentenced to 18 months in prison.

SOUP Menu Released for this Week

The SOUP service will be in operation this week. Volunteers will be serving at their new location, which is the Coterie in downtown Kenton. That is their permanent location. Doors will open at 11am and meals will be served until 1 in the afternoon today through Friday. A different menu...
Bowling Green,

Break out the milk for this biscotti

You won’t need a cup of coffee to dunk this biscotti in — the biscuit is soft enough to eat all on its own. Alaina Brubaker uses her uncle’s biscotti recipe, which creates a soft cookie-like biscuit. Biscotti are traditional Italian pastries and are usually dry and crisp, so they...
Wood County,

Take a summer getaway with library’s virtual vacation trivia

Take a summer getaway without leaving your house: The Wood County District Public Library is vacationing with Virtual Vacation Trivia starting Aug. 24 at 4 p.m. Pack a bag and test knowledge of travel destinations with this trivia contest. To play, head to WCDPL’s Facebook page and click on the link to a Google Form starting at 4 p.m. on Aug. 24. The form will be open for the competition for 24 hours. After the winners are chosen, the form will be left available for anyone to play for fun.
Bowling Green,

Local Briefs: 7-26-2021

Call of the Canyon Cafe has been selected as a finalist to win up to $1000 in energy efficiency improvements. Visit Click on Efficiency Smart’s original post and comment: “Call of the Canyon Cafe - Bowling Green.” Share the post. The restaurant from the list receiving the most votes...
Bowling Green,

BG restaurant is finalist for Efficiency Smart Tip Jar Challenge

A Bowling Green restaurant is in the running for $1,000 in energy efficiency improvements. Call of the Canyon Cafe has been selected as a finalist in Efficiency Smart’s Tip Jar Challenge. And local residents can help the downtown restaurant win. Efficiency Smart helps participating American Municipal Power electric systems and...
Bowling Green,

Should we care about space travel?

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (WTVG) - Billionaires Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos are talking space tourism after their private zero gravity trips to the outer atmosphere. But those of us who will never be able to afford a space walk, why should we care? A astrophysicist breaks it down. “I thought...

Cooking camp planned at Sycamore

Steubenville native Janese Boston of Living Proof Chef Service in Columbus grew up in the South End and overcame difficult circumstances as a child to become a master chef in Columbus, explained Bobbyjon Bauman, director of the Sycamore Youth Center at 301 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, which will host a three-day international-themed cooking camp led by Boston, pictured with Bauman when she presented a cooking class at the center in February. The camp runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 2-4 at the center and can accommodate up to 40 students in grades five through 12. Each participant will receive an apron and a gift bag. “Generous benefactors have covered the cost of this event so it is free on a first-come, first-served basis for area youth,” Bauman said. To sign up, e-mail with the child’s name and grade in school. For information, call or text Bauman at (740) 409-2986.
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‘Doc’ Nehls Nature Preserve debuts on Catawba Peninsula

The Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and Black Swamp Conservancy joined together on Saturday morning for the grand opening of the Dr. Robert “Doc” Nehls Memorial Nature Preserve, 4400 Muggy Road on the Catawba Peninsula. The preserve is now open from sunrise to sunset. The beautiful property had long been a...