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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.