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MOTORCYCLE CRASH AND FIRE IN PUTNAM COUNTY

 

The Putnam County Sheriff’s office investigated a motorcycle crash Saturday at 10pm on road 5-f.  55 year old Steve Gerten of Leipsic lost control of his bike on the curve, and struck a power pole.  Steve Gerten suffered serious injuries; and was transported to St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima by Leipsic EMS. 

And Sunday just before 4am, a barn fire was reported along road M in Riley Township of Putnam County.  The Pandora fire department was dispatched with mutual aid from Gilboa, Ottawa, and Columbus Grove departments.  No one was inside the barn at the time of the fire; but the structure was totally destroyed.  The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.

 

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