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Benefit eventset June 20, 21
PAULDING – TwoTravis Davis MemorialTournament benefit eventsare being planned for CaseySchindler, who is battlinglymphoma cancer. She is asingle mother and themoney raised is to help withher medical expenses.The first event is a TexasHold ’Em tournament onJune 20 at Paulding Eagles.Registration is at 6 p.m.with the event starting at 7p.m. Buy in is $40 with a$10 optional add on.An 8-Ball Singles tourna-ment will begin at noonJune 21, also at the Eagles.Register from 10:30-11:30a.m. Calcutta starts at 11:30a.m. Trophies will beawarded for first and sec-ond place. A bake sale, raf-fle and 50/50 drawing alsoare planned.For more information,contact Roxanne at 419-615-3002.
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Maumee Valley PlanningOrganization (MVPO) isputting together a multi-modal Long RangeTransportation Plan for thefive-county region made upof Defiance, Fulton, Henry,Paulding and Williamscounties. They are currentlyseeking input about trans-portation in the regionthrough a short transporta-tion opinion survey to helpshape the plan.To take the survey, go towww.surveymonkey.com/s/Y2C9PCK or visit MVPO’swebsite:http://mvpo.org/transporta-tion.html and click “Takethe Survey.”The plan will be multi-modal and encompass traf-fic volumes, accidents, roadand bridge conditions, railcrossings and train charac-teristics, environmental is-sues, recreational trails,population areas includingage and environmental jus-tice areas, and other areaspertaining to transportationand planning for the region.
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OAKWOOD – The Oakwood DevelopmentCompany (ODC) is collaborating with busi-nesses as well as individuals to promote theeastern portion of Paulding County. Accordingto executive director Damien Morales, theODC is actively promotingthe many resources availablein the region in hopes to build camaraderie, strengthand growth.One natural resourceavailable are the many wa-terways that flow through thecounty. When Morales madehis first trip to Oakwood hesaw the potential of the riversand what could be done to bring people, dollarsand a sense of pride to the area.“What better opportunity to promote whatwe have than to discover the river up close and personal,” said Morales.In order to do so, the ODC is the drivingforce behind the first Auglaize River Regatta, to be held Saturday, June 21 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.“We want to focus on the east side of thecounty, near Oakwood. We have wonderful people to work with, a great community park inOakwood and everything downtown is in close proximity,” Morales said.He admits they are starting at the groundfloor with their first event, but already he seessuccess developing before the first canoe hitsthe water.“When you do somethinglike this, it’s all about the people and businesses. As aneconomic developmentgroup we want to build rela-tionships and in the processkeep them in front of us.Right now, just seeing peoplecome together, working hardand pooling their resourcesfor a common cause is exciting.”The ODC is drawing from many in the areato help facilitate the regatta. The paddle race,using one- or two-person canoes or kayaks will be 3.5 miles and will launch from AuglaizeCanoe and Kayak located at 24687 Road 207,outside of Oakwood near the Paulding-Putnam
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The Junior Fair queen and king were crowned Mondayevening at the Paulding County Fair. Reigning over thisyear’s events are Queen Katie Carnahan and King MatthewKlopfenstein. The fair runs through Saturday.
By JIM LANGHAMFeature Writer
PAULDING – A majorityof county farmers have fin-ished planting and replantingcrops and are finishing muchof their side dressing work,said Paulding County OhioState University Extensionagent Sarah Noggle earlier this week.“Much of the corn is in thatV-3 and V-4 stage right now,”said Noggle on Monday. “Atleast 70 percent of the sidedressing is done.” Noggle said that some of the corn has been knockedover by “flopping corn syn-drome,” a condition thatsometimes occurs when themesocotyl isn’t fully devel-oped and strong winds blowthrough the field.“Sometimes the crownroots aren’t fully developed incorn plants. This occurs be-tween the V-3 and V-8 stages,”said Noggle. “It is also re-ferred to as ‘rootless corn.’With the rain we had this pastweekend, the corn should con-tinue developing and comeout of that.”Rainfall in the county over the weekend was heavier inthe southern part, where one toone-and-a-half inches of rainWheat is also looking good. Noggle said she anticipatesharvest around the traditionalJuly 4 range, but possibly afew days past that this year.“We could be a little behind, but not much,” said Noggle.“Some of the wheat gotknocked down in windy con-ditions last week but it should be coming back up.”Weather specialist Rick McCoy said that future fore-casts indicate a gradual warm-ing trend in the summer cli-mate, but still more thanample moisture for the rest of June.“I know that they are sayingwe are going to have a cooler than normal summer, but I stillhave a hunch that we aregoing to have a hot and dryspell at some point,” saidMcCoy. “However I don’tforesee anything extraordi-nary occurring.”McCoy is watching the po-tential development of an El Nino in the Pacific later thissummer.“If that development doesoccur, it could affect our win-ter in that it would tend to bemore mild. If it doesn’t devel-op, then we could have a veryharsh winter again this year,”said McCoy.
Farmers wrapping up spring planting
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Area farmers have spent much of their time in the fields the past few weeks finishing plant-ing and side dressing their crops such as this farmer along Ohio 49 south of Payne.
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occurred. Most areas north of that, from Payne to Oakwoodnorthward, received close toan half inch of moisture.Seeds that are exposed tocool, wet soils become subjectto pathogens, which can infectseeds and hurt seedlinggrowth. One of the most com-mon pathogens for corn andsoybeans is Pythium. Nogglesaid that she discovered fivetypes of Pythium in localfields. However, the agentnoted that beans are starting tocome out of that.Otherwise, beans are up andappear to be doing well. Withthe recent moisture and risingtemperatures, they shouldcontinue to progress nicely.
By JOE SHOUSEProgress Staff Writer
The Payne VillageCouncil heard from one of its ownEMT/firefighters who came beforethe council with several concerns andwas wanting answers.A veteran EMS member of nineyears and a member of the fire de- partment for 13, Mike James wantedto know how it came about thatAmber Scheurman was promoted tocaptain. Also, he wanted the councilto know the leadership within the firedepartment is in need of vast im- provement.At the last council meeting May27, the members of council promotedAmber Scheurman to the position of captain. At the same meeting, EMScoordinator Joe Garmyn managed toremain in his same position, but wasgiven an additional six months’ pro- bation through Dec. 31. It was earlier recommended by Mayor Terry Smiththat Garmyn be demoted to that of anEMT, citing a lack of leadership andnot providing paperwork in a timelymanner.James asked the council duringMonday night’s meeting howScheurman was promoted and thatno one knew it until it was read in the paper. The mayor asked James if hehad read the current bylaws andJames said he had but didn’t knowthey had been changed.Smith went on to explain how the promotion came about and that it wasdone according to the constitutionand its revised bylaws. However, noone in attendance seemed to knowwhen the bylaw changes came aboutor who even made them.“There is no trust or communica-tion anymore within the EMS or thefire department. The fire chief (JamieMansfield) doesn’t speak to you. Thecommunication sucks. It’s unreal,”said James.He went on to say how there arethose on the department with muchmore experience and then to have toread in the paper that someone withthree years’ experience got promoted.James said, “It’s a slap in the face.” James informed the council that hewas quitting both the fire and theEMS department.“I don’t trust them. If we had to gointo a burning fire, I’m not sure anyof them would have your back. It’sworse than any of you can imagine.So, I’ve come forward because itdoesn’t matter anymore,” James said.James, who delivered his concernsand frustrations in an orderly manner,then heard from Mayor Smith andCouncilman Ray Speice. “Let memake a suggestion to you. Why don’tyou meet with the fire and EMS com-mittee and discuss with them your concerns. It’s obvious there are issueswithin both departments and it needs
Fire, EMS leadership in question at Payne