SEARCH FOR MISSING 5 YEAR OLD BOY CONTINUES NEAR FT. JENNINGS TODAY

A search is underway in Putnam County for a little boy that wandered from his home Wednesday afternoon.The Putnam County Sheriff’s office reports the youth is 5 years old, and autistic; and likely just wearing underwear.He was last seen around 3pm yesterday at his residence just east of Ft. Jennings on County road S.A search party will be leaving this morning around 7am from the Ft. Jennings Park to continue looking for the little boy.Again he is 5 years old, and has a short hair cut.

A half-dozen fire departments were dispatched to a house fire along state route 18 near the Defiance-Henry County line Wednesday evening.The first call was received at 6:19pm, sending Jewell, South Richland, Defiance City, and Highland Township fire-fighters to the scene.Henry County Departments providing mutual aid included Holgate, New Bavaria, and Florida-Flatrock township.It’s believed the structure was fully engulfed when crews arrived, and they stayed on the scene for over 3 hours.

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