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The Paulding County Progress providesa public forum through “FORUM Reader Opinion” Letters to the Editor for area res-idents to express their opinions and ex-change ideas on any topic of publicinterest.All letters submitted are subject to thePublisher’s approval, and MUST include anoriginal signature and daytime telephonenumber for verification. We won’t print un-signed letters.Letters should be brief and concise.Letters must also conform to libel law andbe in good taste. Please limit letters to nomore than 500 words. We reserve the right to edit and to correct grammatical errors.We also reserve the right to verify state-ments or facts presented in the letters.The opinions stated are those of thewriter, and do not necessarily reflect that of the newspaper.Where to write: Letters to the Editor,Paulding County Progress, P.O. Box 180,Paulding OH 45879; or drop them off at the office, 113 S. Williams St. The deadlineis noon Thursday the week prior to publi-cation.
A history of the art of art
Dear Editor,Thank you for the articlere: the history of several of our families addicted to art.
(‘All the Mommies Would Go Painting,’ Progress, July3.)
The book has been do-nated to each PauldingCarnegie Library branch, aswell as the John PauldingHistorical Society.The book is their story andI simply put it together like ascrapbook, but without theglue and bumps of embell-ishments! My hope is thatothers will do somethingsimilar for the artists thatthey knew directly fromtheir childhood.The cost of the hardbound book is $15 plus AllenCounty sales tax (0.65%) =$.98 for a total of $15.98. Iapologize for the [price]confusion from my end.And again I thank the
for thecoverage on the history of the art of art in PauldingCounty, Ohio.Alice Gerber Spencerville, Ohio
Son able tobe ‘just likeeveryone else’
Dear Editor,I want to say a big thank you to the Hench Family andthe staff of the Hench Sum-mer Program. My son at-tended the three-week program that just ended atno expense to our family. Heenjoyed all of the activitiesthat were planned. Bill espe-cially liked that he was ableto meet people just like himthat have Asperger’s Syn-drome and understood whathe goes through each day.He was provided trans- portation from Paulding toDefiance College every day by bus, and food and activi-ties cost us nothing. Billcame home with storiesevery day of what they haddone and he was able to tellme names of the kids he hadin his groups. Talking to oth-ers and remembering namesis hard for him, but not withthese kids. He met peoplethat understood and did notmake fun of him.Bill attended early inter-vention due to delays untilhe was 3 years old. Enteringkindergarten we were giventhe diagnosis of PDD-NOS(autism but without a spe-cific level). The doctor fi-nally specified Asperger’s asBill entered high school ashe is at the upper end of theautism spectrum. None of these kids are scary andweird as some people havecalled Bill. They just want to be treated like a typical per-son. That is what these threeweeks did – Bill was justlike everyone else.Darla SmithPaulding
Citizen supportsdog warden
Dear Editor,In regards to the PauldingCounty commissioners, Imust say how disgusted I amof how they have handledthis entire situation with thedog warden.This is obviously a witchhunt aimed specifically atGeorgia Dyson. Georgia has been the dog warden since2010 and has done a verygood job. She has operatedthe shelter under budget andwent almost a year without putting down a single dog.When the commissionersdecided to put her positionunder the sheriff’s office,she was told she would not be eligible for the position because her husband was asupervisor at the sheriff’s of-fice, which is a conflict of interest. We, the citizens of Paulding County, fought back against this travestyand they finally offered her the job under the sheriff after he was able changethings around so her hus- band would never be her di-rect supervisor.When they offered her the job, I said at that time theywould find any reason theycould to fire her. Well thathappened last Monday whenthey fired her for terribleconditions at the dog shelter.They stated there was is ahuge mouse infestation withfeces all over the place.Georgia had contacted thecommissioners about themice, to which they replied,“Buy a cat or put out poi-son.” What kind of answer isthat? They would not allowher to get an exterminator and wanted her to put down poison which could kill thevery dogs we’re trying tosave.They also stated there wasdog feces in all the pens andthey have pictures to proveit. I’ve seen the pictures aswell as two videos posted onYouTube by a made-up per-son who obviously had ac-cess to the inside of the dogshelter. They failed to tellanyone that Georgia had been out at the shelter on the previous Saturday to feedand water the dogs and cleanout their pens.I personally find it ex-tremely convenient that onthe following day, the very person they appointed to bethe interim dog wardentalked with Georgia on the phone and told her theywould take care of cleaningup the pens as well as water-ing and feeding them to saveher a trip to the shelter onSunday. Then on Mondaymorning, the commissionsget an “anonymous” com- plaint from a person, whohas access to the shelter,about the conditions at theshelter. They also just “hap- pened” to have the sheriff and a deputy, along with themedia, go out to “discover”the horrible conditions. Theyfired Georgia for these fabri-cated reasons on the veryday her position was to begin under the sheriff.My wife and I personallysat down with the sheriff onFriday, where he explainedto us what his plans for theshelter moving forward. Onething I found very interest-ing is they already broughtin a dumpster, have had acrew of people out therecleaning up, and they havealready scheduled an electri-cian, a plumber, and an ex-terminator to come out andtake care of all the issues.You have to ask yourself why these same things werenot afforded to Georgia.It is very obvious that theywanted her to fail andwanted to appear they hadvalid reasons to fire her. Wedeserve so much more thanwe have as commissioners,don’t we? They have be-trayed our trust in manyways and all three need to dothe right thing and resign.We the citizens need to callthem and demand their im-mediate resignation.Bob DuffeyCecil
In My Opinion
Sleep study isvery beneficial
By Tom MelchorPaulding County Hospital
My name is Tom Melchor and I am a respiratory therapistwho was recently diagnosed with severe obstructive sleepapnea. The irony of this diagnosis is that I work with thesleep clinic at Paulding County Hospital. At the urging of mywife I finally had a sleep study that demonstrated I have adisordered sleeping pattern.I am grateful to the manyrequests from my wife tohave the sleep study. Shewas always telling me that Isnored loudly and wouldhold my breath to the pointthat she would wake me upso I would take a breath. The sleep study revealed that I washolding my breath so long that my oxygen saturation wouldgo as low as 67%. The normal oxygen range for sleeping is94% to 98%, so I was basically suffocating myself when Iwent to sleep.You can only imagine what this does to your system, espe-cially your heart when it is oxygen deprived. Your heart hasto work overtime and after years of this it leads to all sorts of problems with your heart. I kept putting off the test, as Icouldn’t imagine having to wear some kind of mask at night just to sleep.After only a night or two of using the cpap machine I wasoff and running. My wife is also glad I finally gave in, be-cause she now is able to sleep without all the loud snoringand gasping. Prior to my sleep study, I would wake up 3 to 4times a night and I would tell my wife in the morning that Ifelt like I didn’t sleep much. Now I can sleep the whole night without waking up, whichare 6 to 7 hours of restful sleep. I feel that I have more en-ergy and have had co-workers comment that I don’t appear tired as I did prior to using the cpap machine. Studies showthat people with obesity have a higher incidence of sleepapnea, but I didn’t fall into that category since I am justunder 6 feet tall and weigh 174 pounds.If you have witnessed snoring, gasping for air, excessivedaytime sleepiness, I highly recommend that you speak toyour physician and discuss having a sleep study. If you haveany questions about sleep apnea or what happens during asleep study, please call Paulding County Hospital at 419-399-1133 for more information. I really wish that I had donea sleep study years ago.
The opinions stated are those of the writer, and do not nec-essarily reflect that of the newspaper.
weekly summary as recorded at Paulding Village’s water treatment plant
Observations recorded for the 24 hours ending at 7:30 a.m. on the morning of:
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Jerry W. and ArdisCoomer, et al., undivided9/10 interest to Rachel L.Laukhuf; Sec. 24, 119 acres.Warranty deed.Clarence A. Coomer, dec.,undivided 1/10 interest toRachel L. Laukhuf; Sec. 24,119 acres. Fiduciary deed.William H. and Christine J.Hartsock to Donald J. Kelble;Sec. 11, Lots 13 and 14, Shaf-fer Subdivision, 0.33 acre.Warranty deed.
Blue Creek Township
Amy and Jeff A. Cottermanto Jeff A. and Amy Cotter-man; Sec. 28, 1.913 acres.Warranty deed.
Sharon M. Doster, dec. toCharles A. Doster; Sec. 26,4.938 acres. Affidavit.
Joseph C. and R. SuzanneMock to Joseph J. and Jen-nifer L. Clark; Sec. 25, 0.97acre. Warranty deed.Carl Clevinger, dec. toJeannette Clevinger; Sec. 25,Lots 1 and 2, Proxmire Allot-ment, 0.534 acre. Affidavit.
Nolan G. and LaDonna K.Shisler to Michael J. Zielke;Sec. 4, 1.851 acres. Warrantydeed.
Christine E. Laker, trustee,dec. to David Laker andBonita Nally, trustees; Sec. 5,120 acres and Sec. 6, 37.597acres. Affidavit.
Patricia Mosier, et al. bySheriff to The State Bank andTrust Company; Sec. 25, 0.96acre. Sheriff’s deed. Noel E. Thomas, dec. toEileen E. Thomas Life Estate,et al.; Sec. 35, 16.528 acres.Affidavit.
Enoch and Theresa D.Shelton to Angela L. Buch-man; Sec. 11, Lots 21-23,Landrie Subdivision, 0.68acre. Warranty deed.
Phillip L. Helms, dec. toJudd P. Helms; Lot 3, JonesAddition, 0.2 acre. Certificateof transfer.
Tim and Michelle R.Roberts to Red Clay Real Es-tate, LLC; Lot 22, OriginalPlat, 0.165 acre. Warrantydeed.Ronald C. and Deborah J.Klewer to Mark C. Klewer;Lot 105, Original Plat, 0.165acre. Quit claim.
Jonathan Chesman to Gre-gory L. Reinhart; Lot 34,Original Plat, 0.15 acre. War-ranty deed.Rhonda L. Bakle, trustee toMichael E. and Marcy J. Iler;Lot 2, Cullen’s Addition,0.202 acre. Warranty deed.Claude Hale Miller toSteven and Pamela Miller;Lot 40, Dix’s First Addition,0.202 acre. Warranty deed.
Troy M. and Amanda Ger-ardot to Trent J. and AudreyM. Henning; Lot 6, Prox-mire’s Payne Allotment,0.412 acre. Warranty deed.Phillip L. Helms, dec. toJudd P. Helms; Lot 22, Block G, Outlots, 2.907 acres. Cer-tificate of transfer.