Putnam County

Ottawa, OH - County Seat


245 E. Main St., Suite 101 

Phone: 419-523-3656   

Toll Free: 1-888-638-0042  

Fax: 419-523-9213  

Commissioners Hours: 

Tuesday, Thursday 8:30 - 4:30  

Friday 8:30 - 12:00


Meet the Commissioners:

      Vincent Schroeder grew up on a farm in Liberty Township along with twelve brothers and sisters. He attended Miller City-New Cleveland School and The Ohio State University. He retired from teaching in 2001 after teaching thirty years of comprehensive sciences and vocational agriculture. While teaching, he started farming and continues to farm to this day. He has been the recipient of many teaching and farming awards.
        Vincent has four sons, a daughter and eight grandchildren. He and his wife, Mary, and two of his children live on their century home farm near Holy Family-New Cleveland church.
        In 2004, he was elected as a Putnam County Commissioner and he is now in his third term. Vincent serves on many local boards and has served on several Ohio County Commissioner Association committees at the state level.

             John Love was born in Akron, Ohio but was raised in Columbus. He graduated from St. Francis DeaSales High School and was a business major at Capital University in Bexley. He graduated from Indiana College of Mortuary Science in Indianapolis, Indiana and moved to Ottawa in 1973. He has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in Ohio since 1974 and is a certified crematory operator. John is the President of Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Homes, Inc. and is a Vietnam Veteran. He is a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa and is President of the School endowment committee. He is a member of the Ottawa and Ottoville Chambers of Commerce, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Amvets , Eagles and Knights of Columbus. John is currently serving his third term as Commissioner and is the vice-president of the County Employee Benefits Consortium of Ohio. He is also on the Board of Directors of the County Commissioners Association of Ohio.





      Michael A. Lammers grew-up in Miller City, he and his wife, Diane, are both life-long residents of Putnam County. Together they are local business owners of Log On Computers, proud parents and devoted grandparents who are dedicated to serving you and our County to keep it a special place to live, work, and raise a family.  His extensive experience and background includes building and operating an Information Technology business for over 30 years.  Owning a successful business requires future vision, adaptability to change, close management, operating within a strict budget to control costs and providing customers with excellent service. These are the same qualities needed to operate an efficient government that serves the best interests of the people and protects their welfare and freedoms. Every aspect of government must be managed properly to prevent waste and over-taxation.

Michael is also a very active member of the following Putnam County organizations: Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce, Republican Central Committee, Farm Bureau, Mayors Association, Knights of Columbus, National Rifle Association, Kalida Fish and Game Club, Township Trustee Association, Community Improvement Corporation.