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Paulding Progress July 2, 2014

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A summary of June’sweather highs and lows, asrecorded at Paulding’swater treatment plant:Maximum temperature:92° on June 18.Low temperature: 46°on June 15.Most rain in a 24-hour period: 0.79 inch on June22.Total rainfall for themonth: 4.93 inches.
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Paulding CountyTreasurer Lou AnnWannemacher has an-nounced that the 2013payable 2014 real estatetaxes have been mailed.They are due July 16.Mobile Home taxes are dueJuly 31.If a property owner hasnot received a tax bill, theyshould call the treasurer’soffice immediately at 419-399-8280.In the case of mailed pay-ments, they must be post-marked on or before July 16to avoid any penalty.Wannemacher encour-ages taxpayers to contacther office should they be in-terested in a monthly pre-pay tax installment plan.Call or email Lou Ann atpctreas@pauldingcounty-oh.com.
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Over 120 people flocked tothe Paulding Municipal Poolon Friday, June 27 to watchthe Disney movie “Frozen.”Pool manager Kellie Gastonsaid they were pleased withthe turnout and there will def-initely be more movie nightsthis summer. Although thereis no schedule for showingsyet, she would like to show atleast two more films. “Thepublic really seemed to like it;the weather was phenome-nal; it was a great turnout,”Gaston said.
By JIM LANGHAMProgress Feature Writer
PAULDING – Paulding County OSU ExtensionAgent Sarah Noggle said recently that in spite of some heavy rains and storms last week, the localcounty is still the “sweet spot of Northwest Ohio” for countywide consistency and crop conditions.While noting that most farmers would probably pre-fer a drying period with sunshine and heat, Nogglesaid that most crops in the county are looking goodand that in many cases, beans benefited from the rain.“We got plenty of rain, but we’re still okay,” said Noggle. “The humidity has been giving us greatgrowing degree days for our crops.”One concern, at least in appearance, has beendowned wheat in several areas as a result of strongwinds and rain blowing into wheat that is heavy andgetting closer to harvest. However, in spite of ap- pearance, Noggle said that most farmers should beable to pick up any wheat that doesn’t stand back up by harvesting in different directions.“We are at a stage past danger,” said Noggle.“Some of the wheat that is down will stand a little andsome won’t, but it shouldn’t hinder yields.”One concern, however, of some area farmers con-cerning the downed wheat is whether that laying inthe field will dry as well as the stalks that are stand-ing and more open to wind and sun.
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This field of wheat on the west side of Paulding was recently downed by heavy wind and rain.
Citizens’ group voices concerns about more megafarms
By JOE SHOUSEProgress Staff Writer
HAVILAND – In specialsession the Wayne TraceLocal School District Boardof Education met on June 30in the lecture hall.The new drug policy for student-athletes was ap- proved, the resignation of Jacob Moser was accepted aswas the contract for specialeducation teacher CarlyLichtensteiger approved for the 2014-15 school year.The 2014-15 drug policyfor student-athletes include:All student-athletes will be tested prior to the begin-ning of each of the three ath-letic seasons (fall, winter,spring). This type of testing isformally referred to a “Drawthe Line” policy. The Drawthe Line testing will be an-nounced four to six weeks prior to each of the three test-ing days.Random drug testing ostudent-athletes will occur two times during each athlet-ic season (fall, winter, spring)with approximately ten per-cent of the current athletestested each time. Names will be drawn by the testing com- pany. However, if school of-ficials have reasonable sus- picion that a student athleteis/has recently used drugs,school officials may requestthat this student be includedin the next random test.Based on recent roster numbers, approximately325 tests will be adminis-tered during the 2014-15school year. Each test willcost approximately $14.Therefore, the estimatedcost for the 2014-15 schoolyear will be $4,550.For the 2015-16 schoolyear:Based on an informalevaluation done by the su- perintendent, junior high/high school principal,athletic director, and/or vari-ous head coaches, consider-ation will be given for adding additional competi-tive extracurricular groups/clubs to the list of studentstested for drugs.The number of testsand the cost of the programwill vary depending on whatextracurricular groups/clubsare added to the list.
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nure that can be absorbed. It’s got tomax out somewhere.”Paulus said that those who feel thereis nothing to be concerned aboutshould talk to people with lakefront property on Grand Lake St. Marys inMercer County. “You will find out if you have realestate next to a manure facility, there isno getting out; it has no market value,it will go down, down, down,”stressed Paulus.Jocelyn Henderson, resource man-agement specialist for the Departmentof Natural Resources, Division of Soil
By JIM LANGHAMFeature Writer
PAULDING – A group of local citi-zens met at the Paulding Eagles lastTuesday evening, June 24, to expresstheir concern about the arrival of yetanother “megafarm” on county soil.Pat Paulus, one of the spokesper-sons for the group, said that a pro- posed 2,400-head hog farm on CountyRoad 95 has brought many citizens toconcern over the question, “where is itgoing to go from here?”Paulus, Matt Strayer and Lou Levyserved as concerned citizens who ledthe discussion. Terry Buehler servedas moderator for the group.The premises of the group, CitizensConcerned for Quality Health, Water and Air in Paulding County, include,“we have the right to enjoy our homeand property,” “we care about qualityhealth, air and water” and “we wantlegislation, regulations and local con-trol that protect us and our rights.”Paulus, a native of Paulding County,was a professor of biology at TexasChristian University, but has recentlymoved back to the area. Concern over leaching of manure into county soiland water is one of her biggest inter-ests at this time, Paulus said.“I am a concerned neighbor. I be-lieve strongly that we have a right toenjoy our homes and property,” Paulussaid. “We deserve to have a quality en-vironment, healthy air and good water.I would like to have us gain local con-trol over some of these projects.“I am concerned about land for habi-tat, restoration and water quality for Flat Rock,” continued Paulus. “I’msorry that it took until now for me toget involved.“I’m here because if we don’t doanything we will be a manure pit, asewage lagoon,” added Paulus. “Wehave no local control. The commis-sioners didn’t bring this to us. It won’tmagically go away. Everybody knowsthere is not an infinite amount of ma-
‘Sweet spot in Ohio,’ says Noggle of county’s crops
 
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Other consent items ap- proved by the board:to accept $6,000 donationfrom the Wayne Trace AthleticBooster Club for the asphaltwork done at the footballfield/track complex and tothank the booster club for thedonation.upon the recommenda-tion of the superintendent toratify the contract between theWayne Trace EducationAssociation and the WayneTrace Board of Education ef-fective Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31,2017.resignation of JacobMoser as a teacher effectiveJune 25.upon the recommenda-tion of the superintendent andthe Wayne Trace PayneElementary principal, to offer Carly Lichtensteiger a one-year limited contract as a spe-cial education teacher at PayneElementary beginning with the2014-15 school year with placement on salary scheduleto be determined.provide the current ex- penses and other expenditures,during the fiscal year, endingJune 30, 2014.provide the current ex- penses and other expenditures,during the fiscal year, endingJune 30, 2015.advances over year-end tocover negative cash balanceahead of state payments for various grant accounts and toreverse the advances as soonas feasible after the beginningof the new fiscal year. Fromthe general fund to the Race tothe Top - $8,642.16; Title VI B- $8,200; Title I - $92.36;Preschool handicap - $1,150. Noggle said that some cornis showing some yellowing, but not a lot. She noted that theyellowing occurs due to lownitrogen uptake from the rainand water. “When there is excesswater, it inhibits roots fromtaking up nitrogen,” observed Noggle. “It accumulates a ni-trite that is toxic to the plant.But we are early enough thatthe yellowing probably won’taffect it much, especially withhumid weather and heat com-ing on. We have great drainagestructures in this county andthat helps a lot.” Noggle noted that officialsfrom the C.O.R.N. Newsletter said that higher than usualrainfall in June has prettymuch been what was expected.The first half of July, notedweather expert Jim Noel fromthe newsletter, is expected to be humid with above normaltemperatures. However, thehumidity is expected to keepeven the warmest days below95 degrees and night timelows in the 65-75 degreerange. Noel did say that with a heatdome to the south and a cool pool to the north, a “ring of fire,” the development of heavy thunderstorms betweenthe two air masses, couldstretch from the Dakotas andMinnesota into northernIndiana and Ohio.“The best chances for heavyrain appear to be in the north-ern half of Ohio,” said Noel.“Normal rainfall is not far from an inch a week.Indications continue to sug-gest a turn to drier weather inlater July or August.”On Saturday, June 28, thePaulding County Sheriff’sOffice experienced technicaldifficulties with the 911 sys-tem.“We are not receiving any911 calls at this time, and thecalls are not rolling over to our neighboring county as theyshould in this situation,” wasSheriff Jason Landers’ initialstatement concerning the situ-ation.Personnel from the phonecompany worked on the issueuntil nearly 7:30 a.m. Sunday,June 29 when a second pressrelease indicated the matter had been corrected.“The issues we were experi-encing with our E911 systemhave been resolved,” said thesheriff. “I apologize for any in-convenience this might havecaused. We strive to bring the best customer service possibleto our citizens.“I praise the representativesfrom Windstream that workedswiftly to resolve this prob-lem,” he concluded.LATTY – On Wednesday,June 25, demolition began onthe former Latty School.The school closed in theearly 1950s after consolidatingwith Haviland/Scott to becomeBlue Creek School. Stoller Honey purchased the building,located on Ohio 613, and bythe mid-1950s was bottlinghoney there.Darl and Iva Stoller werewatching the tear-downThursday morning. Darl saidhis father, Irwin Stoller, hadpurchased the old school whenit was condemned, around1952, and the family installedequipment necessary for thebee business.Irwin and Darl added a newsection to the north side of theschool, facing the highway,some time in the 1960s. Theystopped packing honey thereabout 17 years ago and have been using the building for storage.Darl’s son, Kirk, is presidentof the company now. Kirk saidin the 1960s, lightning hit the building and the roof caughtfire. It was replaced with a flatroof. However, the flat roof had its own problems over theyears. A severe storm damagedthe roof two years ago, and al-though repairs were made, thestructure has been deteriorat-ing, leading to the decision toraze this local landmark. “Toomany repairs, and it wasn’tworth keeping,” Kirk said.The old, two-story sectionof the building is being demol-ished, leaving the old gym sec-tion and the newer 1960s addi-tion. Currently, Kirk said, thereare no plans for the rest of thestructure.PAULDING – Represen -tatives from Gov. Kasich’s of-fice and Congressman BobLatta’s office visitedPaulding-Putnam ElectricCooperative (PPEC) inPaulding last week to hear more about the co-op’s renew-able energy units.On Wednesday, June 25,Chase Eikenbary, regional li-aison for the governor, andRyan Mack, district represen-tative for Latta, viewed the co-op’s onsite wind and solar en-ergy units. They were joined by county economic develop-er Jerry Zielke.George Carter, PPEC’s gen-eral manager and CEO, saidthe wind and solar units have been at the facility for threeyears. Co-op members have been very interested in theunits, he said. Current data onthe wind turbine and solar  panels can be found on their website’s home page atwww.ppec.coop.The wind turbine, whichcan produce 10 kW, can cost$45,000-$60,000. The 5 kWsolar panel unit costs about$20,000-$25,000.One drawback of renewableenergy sources is that theytypically are not operating atfull capacity at peak demandtimes. The brightest sunlightoccurs at midday, but mosthomes need power later in theday, when the light is fading.“Renewable energy willnever be mainstream until wehave improved storage (bat-tery) technology,” Carter said.PPEC energy consultantPeter Niagu can meet withcustomers to discuss home en-ergy needs and can model aspecific households’s needsand usage.Mack and Eikenbary hadquestions about other energysources, such as shale, naturalgas and propane.Carter said natural gas pro-duction is focused on winter heating in our region, not win-ter power generation. He saidthere’s a need for better infra-structure to transport energy towhere it’s needed.After viewing the renew-able energy units, the groupmoved inside for presenta-tions by Carter and Niagu. Niagu discussed member services for energy manage-ment. Using the free“MyMeter” program, cus-tomers can monitor their elec-tric use on a daily basis.“It’s probably the smartestway to increase energy effi-ciency,” Niagu said. “We’reone of a very few power com- panies who have this.”Every customer has a“smart meter” and can sign upfor the service. By checkingmeter data, residents can alter consumption habits, therebylowering their bills and avoid-ing high bill surprises.“It empowers them to makechanges, to turn things off, toreplace this or that,” said Niagu. Customers also cancreate settings to alert them of usage spikes and higher-than-average monthly usage.A unique feature for cus-tomers is that they can accessinformation on how much en-ergy their household is usingin comparison to PPEC’swind and solar generation.“Say you’re looking at a solar system; you can view whatyou’re using vs. how much is being generated,” Niagu said.“We’re empowering cus-tomers to do this themselves.We give them real data andthey can make their own deci-sions,” Carter added.Carter also demonstratedan iPad like ones now on all of PPEC’s service trucks. It hasdigital maps to aid in dispatch-ing for repairs. He said thatcrews can see what type of  poles and equipment are at thesite and can take along whatthey need, greatly speeding upresponse time.and Water, was present for themeeting. Henderson said that her of-fice examines reported inci-dents of concern in northwestOhio. She urged those withconcerns to contact her office.She noted that the primaryconcern of her department isthat of protection of water.Dr. Don Snyder said that hehad been health commissioner of the county for 20 years.Snyder said that it has been hisexperience not to expect helpfrom the EnvironmentalProtection Agency, an organi-zation that he feels is simplyout to make money for itself.“They (megafarmers) haveevery right to be there,” saidSnyder. “You can’t stop them.Your right as a property owner is not equal to the right of those farms.“Don’t tell us that it (ma-nure) is not going to leach outin time, that it is not going torun out into the waterways,”said Snyder. “You still have away to fight this. Make peti-tions, take samples, check high water, see if there issomething there that promotesillness. You have something tofight for.“They (lawmakers) have aright to set penalties and lawsagainst anything that is a detri-ment to your health. Don’tfeel helpless,” added Snyder.Jerry Klopfenstein, whomanages a large hog farm,said that taking on such a farmhas been a good way to keephis children close to home and provide employment for them.He noted that he has a struc-ture by design that will holdover 500 days of manure.“I watch the ground condi-tion,” said Klopfenstein. “Iwork in those barns every day.I love to have family andfriends around to work with. Iwant manure on my land; Iwant the nutrients to staythere. “Regardless where you are,you have positives and nega-tives,” continued Klop fen -stein. “Our kids came to usand wanted an opportunity tohelp take care of the land.”Strayer, who lives in town,said that there are some dayswhen manure from the farmscan be smelled four or fivemiles away. He also com-mented on some of the socialconcerns of what such proj-ects can cause in the commu-nity.“Traditionally, rural com-munities have been moreclose-knit than urban,” saidStrayer. “We come together,we can be close. I’m afraidthat some of this will undosome of that.”The next citizens’ groupmeeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8 atPaulding Eagles.
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Former Latty School, and most recently the Stoller Honey structure, was demolished last week. Used for some 60 years tobottle honey, the flat-roof section of the building was creating ongoing problems and was torn down, according to owner KirkStoller. For more photos, see the slideshow on our website, www.progressnewspaper.org.
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At Paulding-Putnam Electric last week, county economic developer Jerry Zielke, Ryan Mack,CEO/general manager George Carter and Chase Eikenbary listen to energy consultant Peter Niagu discuss the co-op’s solar energy unit and alternative energy usage.
Legislative reps view PPEC’s new technologies
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Paulding-Putnam Electric’s CEO/general manager George Carter (left) demonstrates a tabletcontaining digital maps, like ones carried in all the co-op’s trucks, to Ryan Mack, district repre-sentative for Congressman Bob Latta; Chase Eikenbary, regional liaison for Gov. Kasich; andcounty economic developer Jerry Zielke.
Latty landmarkpartially razed
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At a public meeting June 24, residents listen to informationabout more planned “megafarms” in Paulding County.
County 911 service downtemporarily over weekend
 
HELEN BRADLEY
 
D. Helen Bradley, 88, passedaway Tuesday, June 24, 2014, atParkview Regional MedicalCenter in Fort Wayne. Born inPayne,Helen wasa registerednurse withSt. JoeHospital.She was amember of Maple-woodMennoniteChurch for over 50years.Helen wasa 1947graduate of the OldMethodist Hospital School of Nursing and an alumnus of Parkview School of Nursing. Surviving are her sons, For-rest Bradley of Fort Wayne andMark (Tama) Bradley of FortWayne; and grandchildren,Garon, Grant and GabrilleBradley. Helen was preceded in deathby husband, Howard J. Bradley;parents, Jacob and Mabel(Blackburn) Baker; brother,Lester Fields. Funeral service was Saturday,June 28 at Calvary BaptistChurch, Fort Wayne, with theRev. Mike Harris officiating.Burial was in Lehman Ceme-tery, Payne. D.O. McComb andSons Maplewood Park FuneralHome was in charge of arrange-ments. Memorials may be made toBlack Pine Animal Park, FortWayne Children’s Zoo or WBCL Radio. To sign the online guest book,go to www.domccomband-sons.com.
MARY LOUMcCULLOUGH
1927-2014
 PAULDING – Mary LouMcCullough, age 87, diedTuesday, June 24 at The Gar-dens of Paulding. She was born Feb. 9, 1927 inToledo, the daughter of Galeand Bertha (Crocket) Eisaman.On Sept. 22, 1956, she marriedRobert McCullough, who pre-ceded her in death on May 2,2006. She is survived by a daugh-ter, Jennifer DeSota, Oakwood;grandchildren; great-grandchil-dren; and a sister-in-law, InellaFinnegan. She was preceded in deathby her parents; husband; a sis-ter, June Donley; and a brother,Marvin Eisaman. Funeral services were Fri-day, June 27 at Den Herder Fu-neral Home, Paulding, withPastor David Meriwether of-ficiating. Burial was in Sher-man Cemetery, Charloe. In lieu of flowers, the fam-ily requests donations madeto The Gardens of PauldingActivity Fund. Online condolences may beleft at www.denherderfh.com.
MICHAELPASTOR 
1954-2014
 LATTY – Michael L. Pastor,age 59, died Wednesday, June25 at Community Health Pro-fessionals Inpatient Hospice,Defiance. He was born onAug. 12,1954 inPaulding,the son of Louis andHelen(Long)Pastor. He was a member of Paulding Eagles #2405 and anamateur radio operator (KB8BJK). He enjoyed radio-controlled airplanes, karaoke,family and friends. He is survived by a brother,Terry (Lisa) Pastor Sr., a sister,Connie Sue (Tom) Sulfridge,and a daughter, Emily Pastor,all of Paulding; many nieces;nephews; and great-nephews. He was preceded in death byhis parents; grandparents; anda nephew, Brad Pastor. Funeral services were Satur-day, June 28 at Den Herder Fu-neral Home. Burial was in St.Paul Cemetery, Paulding. In lieu of flowers, the familyrequests donations made toCHP Hospice or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may besent to www.denherderfh.com.
MARK THOMPSON
1949-2014
 LIMA Mark AlanThompson, 64, passed awayat 3 p.m. Friday, June27 in hishome surrounded by his lovingfamily and friends. Mark was born Dec. 29,1949 in Lima, to Robert andMary Alice (Porter) Thomp-son. His father preceded him indeath when he was 6 years oldand his mother survives inLima. His father figures werehis Uncle Harry Whetsel andThomas Moyer, who have also preceded him in death. OnApril 27, 1973 he married FranMoyer, who survives in Lima. Mark was a gentle giant whotouched the hearts of many. Hewas devoted in faith, familyand relationships. Mark’s pas-sion was mentoring youth andmaking a difference. Mark’smentoring began in his careers
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The Amish Cook
By: Lovina Eicher
Joe and I. Health-wise it’s probably better if I’m too lazyto go make some. We have been enjoying freshspearmint tea from our gar-den. The children like it whenI make iced tea with it. I re-member as a little girl makingtea from Mom’s garden. Mysisters and I would wash off the tea leaves by the water  pump outside. One of uswould sneak some sugar fromMom’s sugar bowl while oneof us would fill a little pitcher with hot water from Mom’stea kettle. We had a little building outside for our play-house. We had it set up like ahouse with all our dolls. The bed was a blanket on thefloor. Our table was a piece of  plywood set on two blocks of wood. And pieces of woodworked as our chairs. But nomatter how poor the furniturelooked we had lots of fun play-ing mother to our dolls. Withour tea we wanted food sosomeone would sneak in thehouse once more to see whatwe could use. Sometimes itwas cookies, saltine crackers,or bread and apple butter. I believe it is correct whenthey say “history repeats it-self”. The other day I caughtLovina and Kevin raiding mycabinet that works as my pantry. They were looking for some food to eat outside withLovina’s tea set. So I gave It is Thursday already andtime to get this column out intoday’s mail. It hardly seemslike two weeks have passedsince I penned the last col-umn. I was very happy thatdaughter Verena offered towrite last week in my place.She loves to write so she did-n’t have a problem about notgetting the length of the col-umn written. It helped out somuch that I didn’t have totake time out of our busysummer schedule to write.Sometimes I can write a col-umn in just a matter of min-utes. Then there are timeswhen so much work awaitsme that I find it difficult toconcentrate on writing. Like now it is 5:30 a.m.Daughters Elizabeth andSusan just left for work. Myhusband Joe left already be-fore 4 a.m. The rest are still in bed soall is nice and quiet except for the noisy birds outside thewindow trying to let theworld know that daylight isalmost here. I like to hear the birds though and I could sleepthrough all their chatter if Iwas tired enough. Just know-ing that the day will be an-other busy one takes the sleepfrom me. Coffee would soundgood but if I have to make it just for myself I skip it a lot.On weekend mornings I al-ways make a pot of coffee for them some advice on what wedid as children. They crushedsaltine crackers for one dishand made little bites of peanut butter and jelly bread for an-other. Although theirs was justa tea party on a blanket in theyard they had a nice time. Ohto be that age again and be socarefree! Elizabeth and Susan willonly work until lunch timetoday. Timothy and Elizabethand Mose and Susan areevening table waiters at thewedding today of Tim and Re- becca. Rebecca is a cousin toMose. Elizabeth finished her outfitlast night and I finished Susan’syesterday. The color is a lovelyshade of blue. Try this recipe for a home-made zucchini scramble!
ZUCCHINI SCRAMBLE
2 or 3 small zucchinis (about1 pound)2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup shredded cheese1 medium onion, chopped1 pepper, chopped6 to 8 eggs, beaten In a skillet sauté zucchini,onion, and pepper in butter until tender. Season with saltand pepper. Add eggs, cook and stir until set. Sprinkle withcheese. Remove from heat andcover until cheese melts.Sausage or other meats may bechopped and sautéed alongwith the zucchini.
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at Brookhill Center and Mari-mor. Mark retired from Mari-mor to join his wife Fran,working together in their Longaberger business for 14years. He then went on toPaulding Elementary, where hetaught for two years, before be-coming principal at St. RoseCatholic Elementary School in2013. Mark was a sports fa-natic and coached basketballthroughout life, being the headcoach at St. Gerard and St.Charles, the freshman coach atElida, the assistant coach atLima Central Catholic, and thehead coach at Paulding andHardin Northern. He was amember and past president of Rotary International. He was amember of St. Charles CatholicChurch where he was a long-time tenor in the St. Charlesquartet. Mark enjoyed music,theater, and traveling. Survivors include his twosons, Shea (Andrea) Thomp-son of Pickerington and SethGerard Thompson of Los An-geles; two brothers, Todd(Cindy) Thompson of Findlayand Dennis (Janna) Thompsonof Lima; his sister, Donna(Greg) Wannemacher of Lima;and his three grandchildren,Olivia, Jonah and Noah. A Mass of Christian Burialwas held Tuesday, July 1 at St.Gerard Catholic Church. En-tombment followed in Gethse-mani Cemetery Mausoleum.Chiles-Laman Funeral Crema-tion Services, ShawneeChapel, was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers and per-sonal gifts, the family suggeststhat memorial contributionsmay be made to an educationalfund for Catholic education inLima for St. Charles, St. Ger-ard, and St. Rose CatholicSchools; or St. Rita’s Hospice. Condolences may be ex- pressed at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.
‘Winning the Battle for a Generation’ 
By Rick JonesDefiance Area Youth forChrist executive director
 What numbers matter the most to you? Thestate route you travel to go to work, the hoursyou work, your age, or the numbers of yearsyou’ve worked? What about the amount of money you are paid for your work, your hourly wage, or your annual salary? Perhapsit is the number of years you have went toschool, college or post graduate work. Recently I was honored and blessed by somany dear friends for the number of years Ihave worked for Defiance Area Youth for Christ, 36 years. There were so many kindwords, cards and gifts given as a way to showappreciation for the number of years I haveserved with Youth for Christ. But those numbers are not the numbers thatmatter most. For example, a young rescuediver asked his mentor about the number of lives he had saved that had spanned over hisheroic life-time of rescuing lives. The old wisementor responded, “The number 22 is thenumber that has mattered the most to me over my years of rescue, that is the number I lost,the number I could not save.” Numbers too, mattered to Jesus, so much sothat in the scripture reference below weread… Jesus left the ninety nine to “go andlook for the one that wandered off…” Matthew 18:10-14 (NIV), 12 “What do youthink? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and oneof them wanders away, will he not leave theninety-nine on the hills and go to look for theone that wandered off? 13 And if he finds it, Itell you the truth, he is happier about that onesheep than about the ninety-nine that did notwander off. 14 In the same way your Father inheaven is not willing that any of these littleones should be lost.” What numbers really matter? How about theone that has wondered off or the one who islost or the one God may have you to go to andreach out to.
 For more information about the work of Youth for Christ, you may contact Youth for Christ at 419-782-0656, P.O. Box 111, 210Clinton Street, Defiance, Ohio 43512, or email to defyfc@embarqmail.com.
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Commissioners’ Journal June 16,2014 This 16th day of June, 2014, theBoard of County Commissioners metin regular session with the followingmembers present: Tony Zartman,Roy Klopfenstein, Fred Pieper, and Nola Ginter, Clerk.
MEETING NOTES OF AP-POINTMENTS
 Jim Langham, Paulding Progress;Edward Bohn, Paulding County in-terim EMA director; Sheriff JasonLanders – Langham interviewedBohn as the newly appointed interimEMA director. Bohn is currently acaptain with the Defiance Fire De- partment, planning to retire in Sep-tember after 30 years of service. Hewill become full-time PauldingCounty EMA director after retire-ment. Bohn has served on the DefianceCounty LEPC for 12 years and has been a haz-mat first responder andinstructor since 1996. He has takenemergency related classes at Four County Career Center, Ohio FireAcademy and Cleveland State Uni-versity. As part of his EMA duties, Bohn plans to spearhead a traffic study totrack hazardous materials beingtransported through Paulding Countyto assure the safety of the residents.He commented the public needs to beaware and not afraid of haz-mat pass-ing through the county. He is anxiousto work hand-in-hand with first re-sponders, fire chiefs and PauldingCounty’s EMS/EMT units. Bohn would also like the opportu-nity to educate the public and schoolsabout EMA and its function. His goalin building the Paulding CountyEMA is to “do more with less andwork together.” Bohn emphasized the importanceof having a strong LEPC. He fullyexpects it to take two years to get both the EMA and LECP back ontrack. Bohn believes in working withthe media as a tool to inform and ed-ucate the public. The Paulding County EMA isunder the direct supervision and ju-risdiction of the Paulding Countycommissioners; however, they willlook to the Paulding County EMAAdvisory Board for recommenda-tions. Bohn noted emergencies need to be handled as a team effort. He statedthe public needs to be educated onthe procedures to follow, realizingthat every potential disaster is han-dled differently. He will be in directcommunication with neighboringEMA directors for guidance on theday-to-day activity. The commissioners are pleasedwith the EMA director search com-mittee’s recommendation to appointMr. Bohn. Changes in the activitiesof the EMA will take time; however,the county residents will soon beginto see results. Larry Lee, E. Lee ConstructionInc., met briefly with the commis-sioners. Together, they viewed theexterior of the courthouse. Bruce Cleveinger, Don Breeceand Cindy Torppa met with the com-missioners to discuss the change indirectorship of the OSU Extension.Breece is retiring and he introducedTorppa as our new regional director.She will be serving a 20-county areain northwest Ohio. The trio discussed the current sta-tus of Paulding’s OSU, noting wecurrently have an ag educator and a program assistant for 4-H. They alsonoted there is currently an OSU Ex-tension presence in every county inOhio.
EXECUTIVE SESSION
 A motion was made by Klopfen-stein to go into executive session at8:08 a.m. with the Paulding Countysheriff to discuss personnel matters.The motion was seconded by Pieper.All members voting yea. At 8:45 a.m. all members presentagreed to adjourn the executive ses-sion and go into regular session.
IN THE MATTER OF ENDORS-ING THE SHERIFF’S OFFICEENTERING IN TO AN AGREE-MENT FOR DEPUTY SERVICESFOR THE VILLAGE OF HAVI-LAND
 Klopfenstein moved to adopt thefollowing resolution; WHEREAS, the Village of Havi-land has requested the services of aPaulding County Sheriff’s deputy to patrol the Village; and WHEREAS, the Sheriff’s Officehas presented an agreement to theVillage of Haviland for said re-quested services; now, thereforeBE IT RESOLVED, that the Boardof County Commissioners doeshereby endorse the Sheriff’s Officeentering into an agreement for deputy services in the Village of Haviland, said agreement being onfile in the Sheriff’s Office.
IN THE MATTER OF AUTHOR-IZING THE COUNTY ENGI-NEER TO SELL EQUIPMENTAT PUBLIC AUCTION
 Klopfenstein moved to adopt thefollowing resolution: WHEREAS, pursuant to Ohio Re-vised Code §307.12, when thecounty has personal property, includ-ing motor vehicle, road machinery,equipment, tools, or supplies, that isnot needed for public use, is obsolete,or is unfit for the use for which it wasacquired, and when the value of the property to be sold exceeds $2,500,the board may sell the property at public auction; and WHEREAS, Travis McGarvey,Paulding County Engineer, has thefollowing equipment that has ex-ceeded its useful life for the CountyEngineer’s office operation; to-wit: 1969 International Harvester 1800Loadstar SN-416080G363904 Miles:75,829 1985 Ford L 8000, Flat Bed WithSewer Jet 3208 Cat Engine Miles:216,201 1988 Ford L 8000 Single DumpSN-1FDX82A7JVA13469 Miles:128,496 1992 Ford L 8000 Tandem AxleDump SN-1FDYU82AGNVA22313Miles: 290,572 1998 Dodge Ram, 1/2 Ton SN-1B7HC16X7W5681999 Miles:158,388 1994 Ford L 8000, Dump, SaltSpreader Miles: 143,789 now, therefore; BE IT RE-SOLVED, that the Board of CountyCommissioners, pursuant to OhioRevised Code, Section §307.12, doeshereby authorize the PauldingCounty Engineer to sell the above-listed property at public auction.
IN THE MATTER OF AWARD-ING BID FOR THE PAULDINGCOUNTY COMMISSIONERS’PARKING LOT PROJECT
 Klopfenstein moved to adopt thefollowing resolution; WHEREAS, four sealed bidswere received for the PauldingCounty Commissioners’ Parking LotProject; and WHEREAS, after review of theaforementioned bids, Travis McGar-vey, Paulding County Engineer, hasrecommended that the project beawarded to the apparent low bidder,Ward Construction Company, Leip-sic; now, therefore BE IT RESOLVED, that theBoard of County Commissionersdoes hereby award the PauldingCounty Commissioners’ Parking LotProject to Ward Construction Com- pany in the amount of $49,502, being$11,757 for the Paulding Village por-tion and $37,745 for the County por-tion.
Extreme Couponingclass offered in July
 PAULDING – The United Way of PauldingCounty will present Extreme Couponing 101on July 15 from 6 to 7 p.m. Cost for the onehour session is $25 and includes materialssuch as binders and organizers for the work-shop. Megan Meeks, First Financial Bank assis-tant manager, will be the resource leader for the class. Registration is limited to 12 participants andand can be secured by calling Sonya Herber at419-399-8240 or by email at pcuwdirector@gmail.com. Checks should bemade payable to the United Way of PauldingCounty. The Extreme Couponing 101 class will beheld at the Marshall Memorial FoundationBuilding located at 101 E. Perry St. in Pauld-ing.
First Financial tohost bake sale
PAULDING – First Finan-cial Bank, 201 N. Main St.in Paulding, will host a bake sale from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursday, July 3.All proceeds from the salewill benefit the United Wayof Paulding County. Bakesale items will be sold on afree-will donation basis. First Financial Bank is also partnering with UnitedWay and the Caring andSharing Food Pantry with acanned food drive. Thedrive is presently beingheld and will conclude onThursday, July 3. Nonper-ishable items may be takento the bank until closingtime on Thursday.

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