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Paulding Progress February 22, 2012

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 AroundPaulding County 
Pancakes andsausage March 3
SCOTT – The ScottLions Club will be hostingits annual pancake &sausage day, Saturday,March 3. Serving times arefrom 6 a.m.-1 p.m. at theLions Club building indowntown Scott. As al-ways, it’s “all you can eat” pancakes and sausage for donations only.
Blood drive set
ANTWERP – AnAmerican Red Cross blooddrive will be held from 8a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, March2, in the Antwerp HighSchool gymnasium, locatedat 303 S. Harrmann Roadin Antwerp. Those who do-nate will receive a T-shirt.To schedule an appoint-ment, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit
redcross-blood.org 
Library director to demonstratesalmon dish
OAKWOOD – JoinPaulding County CarnegieLibrary director SusanPieper at 5:30 p.m.Thursday, March 1, as shedemonstrates her own spe-cial recipe for HoneyGlazed Pecan Salmon.Hosted by the Cooper Community Library inOakwood, Pieper will be presenting her dish as partof the branch library’scooking class series. Theclass will be held in theCommunity Room andspace is limited, so pre-reg-istration is required. Callthe Cooper CommunityLibrary at 419-594-3337for more information and toregister.
 JPHS is now on Facebook
John Paulding HistoricalSociety president LesWeidenhamer announcedMonday that the organiza-tion is now on Facebook.“We hope you ‘Like’ us,”he said.To become a fan of thesociety and its museum, goto facebook.com, search for “John Paulding HistoricalSociety” and click on the“Like” button.
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 VOL. 138 NO. 26PAULDING, OHIO 419-399-4015www.progressnewspaper.orgWEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2012ONE DOLLARUSPS 423620
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A hike in the price of elec-tricity has left many small businesses, villages, schools,fairgrounds and churcheswith sky high utility bills thatthey will have trouble paying.Entities are saying they hadno forewarning of the rate in-crease and budgets alreadyhad been set when they gottheir first bill for the year.The Village of Antwerp is just one of many entities feel-ing the crunch from AEP’srate hike. The rates, whichwere approved by PUCO inDecember, raised the price of electric service by 40 percent.The rate hikes targeted small businesses, schools, andchurches as a result of provi-sions that reduce costs for large manufacturers andtransfer much of the burdento others.Loretta Baker, fiscal offi-cer for Antwerp, said, “We pay approximately 28 sepa-rate electric bills for Antwerpvillage. Our costs went up atleast 33 percent overall. We pay bills for the fire station,street lights, sewer plant,water plant as well as the li- brary.“The AEP bill runs approx-imately $75,000 for a normalyear. With these increases,we are looking to have to payat least an additional$25,000.”Village administrator SaraKeeran emailed State Rep.Lynn Wachtmann about thecrises and how the villagehad been affected. Her emailstated, “The AEP increase just approved by PUCO hasdealt a 33 percent increase inelectric bills for the Village of Antwerp.”The email went on to saythat the increase would causegreat financial harm toAntwerp in the amount of $29,000 which the villagehas no way of covering.Keeran also said that thevillage had filed a complaintwith PUCO and asked for Wachtmann’s help in review-ing the increase.Wachtmann replied thatafter receiving Keeran’semail, he contacted PUCOand was happy to report thatPUCO was taking up the rateimpacts and hoped to have itresolved by the end of themonth.Meanwhile Shelly Clark,AEP CorporateCommunications Director said, “We had meetings lastyear with approximately 20interveners. They representeddifferent areas of businessand were wanting us to movetowards market price. Wethought doing it this waywould be the best.“Groups could petition to join the case when it began, but nobody stepped up to rep-resent the small business sec-tor.”One report said the agree-ment reflected the wishes of those who attended. Their wishes included rate cuts for  big business and a variety of incentives for others.Rates for residential cus-tomers went up significantly.For customers of AEP’s OhioPower, which covers a pre-dominately rural area, therate rose 5 percent.Since January 2008, OhioPower’s rates have increased by 47 percent, according tothe PUCO’s monthly rate sur-vey. Compared with a year ago, Ohio Power’s rate is up17 percent.While the agency pledgesto help small businesses,those in all-electric house-holds are raising concernsabout their costs. The newAEP rates do not include adiscount to residents whoheat with electricity.Previously, AEP chargedits base-generation rate for only the first 800 kilowatt-hours of usage in the cold-weather months. The baserate, which doesn’t includethe cost of fuel and other gen-eration charges, was about 3cents per kilowatt-hour.Since the new system startedin January, the base rate is thesame for all usage levels.So, a house that uses 2,500ences and opportunities to boys and girls that will helpthem develop to their fullest potential,” continued Hiler.“Projects, along with club programs and activities, arethe tools used to developleadership, citizenship andcharacter in members. The 4-H project, which is based onreal life experiences, provides participants with the opportu-nity to learn by doing.”In addition, new projectsthis year include Guinea pig,create your own clothing,cake decorating, interior de-sign and science fun withdairy food.Eligibility for 4-H mem- bership begins when a childhas reached age 5 and is en-rolled in kindergarten as of Jan. 1 of the current year (Cloverbuds); membership tothe 4-H club program beginswhen a child is at least 8years old and enrolled in thethird grade as of Jan. 1 of thecurrent year.Ohio 4-H membershipends Dec. 31 of the year inwhich an individual attainsthe age of 19.This year’s PauldingCounty Fair will be held June11-16.Thirteen active clubs in thecounty accept a large varietyof projects. Clubs include: 5-H Saddle Club, Blue RibbonWorkers, Brown Betty’s andBuster Brown, CampgroundKids, Doe-C-Doe, Flatrock Jr. Farmers, Happy Bunch,Leaders of Tomorrow,Livewires, Modern Miss andMister, P.L. Pals,Stablemates, The Out of Towners and 4-H Carteens,with a focus on teen leader-ship.In addition, this year’s 4-HCamp will be held at CampPalmer, near Defiance, July9-12. The theme for thisyear’s event is, “A PlaceWhere Dreams Come True.”Hiler emphasized that thereare scholarships available for assistance with camp regis-tration fees. Thirty counselorsThey join because they wantto belong, do things that haveaction and succeed some-thing,” Hiler said.“The main purpose of 4-His to provide learning experi-
By JIM LANGHAMFeature Writer
After involvement of 315young people in last year’sPaulding County 4-H pro-gram, program assistant StaciHiler is aiming for a goal of 400 participants in this year’sinvolvement.Hiler said that many regis-trations have already been re-ceived; however, those whowould yet like to join haveuntil March to join one of thecounty clubs for this season.Anyone interested can pick up registration forms at theOSU Extension Office at thefairgrounds, county librariesor by going to the Web site at
paulding.osu.edu
and clickingon the 4-H bar.In addition, there is a page,Paulding County 4-HProgram, on Facebook.“We have initiated new andexciting ways to spread theword of 4-H throughout thecounty,” said Hiler. “Our pro-motion includes school visitsto the third grade classes at allelementary schools within thecounty, radio spots, 4-H li- brary displays at Paulding,Oakwood, Payne andAntwerp, and local newspa- per coverage.”Hiler said that Dairy Queenice cream coupons will begiven to those who bring afriend to their meeting, andalso to the friend. In addition,they are having contests be-tween clubs to see who canget the most members. Thewinning club will receive aDairy Queen ice cream cake party sponsored by the 4-HAdvisory Committee.Ohio 4-H’ers may choosefrom over 200 projects.Examples include first aid,woodworking, animal sci-ence, livestock projects, foodand nutrition, clothing, modelrocketry, creative arts andvarious types of livestock ex-hibits.“Kids have fun becausethey can enjoy their friends at4-H meetings, social activi-ties, tours, camps and the fair.
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EllieMiller, Jalynn Parrett and Kandee Manson talkto the third grade classes about4-H.
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held Friday, Feb. 17. She is survived by her mother and three children.Last week, Paulding CountyProbate Court issued a custody order designating Aldrich’s mother as legalcustodian of the youngest child.“The family is more at ease now,”said Brenda Cook, Aldrich’s aunt,following the arrests. “We have beenin turmoil since this happened. Our hearts have been ripped out of our chests. We can feel our hearts beatingagain because justice is being served.“We know we are getting justice.Amy is getting justice.”MARION – Last Wednesday, twoMarion men were arrested andcharged in connection with the Feb. 8shooting death of Paulding Countyresident Amy Aldrich.Raymond Bertuzzi, 28, wascharged with one count of aggravat-ed murder.Bo Cook, 25, was charged withtwo counts of complicity to commitaggravated murder, which means heis suspected of hiring or convincingsomeone to kill Aldrich.Judge Teresa Ballinger set bondfor both suspects at $2 million.A preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 23 in Marion Municipal Court.If the suspects waive that, thecharges will go to the prosecutor andthen to the grand jury, a court repre-sentative said.Aldrich, who was living with her mother in Latty, had planned tospend Feb. 8 in Marion to attend achild support hearing. Cook, the fa-ther of Aldrich’s youngest child, wasa party to the hearing, but did not ap- pear.Marion Police were called to ahome at 617 Bartram Ave. in Marionon Feb. 8 and found Aldrich deadfrom a gunshot wound.Cook was taken into custody thatnight as a person of interest, ques-tioned, and later arrested on unrelatedcharges of possession of heroin andassault. He was arraigned on thosecharges Feb. 9 then posted bond.Cook was arrested by police onFeb. 15 following searches of tworesidences. Bertuzzi was apprehend-ed a few hours later when he attempt-ed to flee on foot during a traffic stop.He was caught by a police canine.Funeral services for Aldrich were
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shoe was just awesome. I’mhoping people will againshow their creativity. Theyshould be able to have lots of fun with these categories.”Entries for the flower show close at 5 p.m. June 8at the secretary’s office. Tagswill become available May29. Office hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Flowers are to be on thegrounds between 1-3 p.m.,Sunday, June 10. Judgingwill be that evening so rib- bons are in place openingday of the fair.ANTIQUE SHOWThis year the antiques dis- play will include vintageGirl Scout items in recogni-tion of the group’s 100th an-niversary.“I’d like to see more an-tiques come out,” saidTownley. “It’s the only waythe youth and young peoplecan see how things have pro-gressed over the years.”Some unusual items dis- played during the past haveincluded hair receptacles(for collecting hair), flatirons and chamber pots.Entries for the antique de- partment close Friday, June8. Items are to be on thegrounds between 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 9.Please contact Townley at419-506-1275, Miller at419-587-3594 or CaroleOvermyer at 419-263-2596for further details or withany questions concerningclasses or categories in preparation for the 2012 fair.some beautiful ideas and ex-amples of wedding and birthday cakes.”Best of Show winner inthe Best Cookie in the Worldwill also win $20 and arosette.“People need to be goingthrough their recipes to see if they have a cookie thatwould qualify for this presti-gious award,” Miller con-cluded.Best of Show cash prizeswill also be awarded to thefollowing along with arosette: canned goods, $10; breads, $10; actual mud pies,$3; machine sewing, $10;scrapbooking, $10; art, $20and hobbies and crafts, $10.FLOWER SHOWThis year’s flower showartistic arrangements partici- pants will compete for a giftcertificate from Holly, Wood& Vine floral shop inPaulding. Four themes have been selected for this year’scontest.“Opening Day at the BallPark” will feature flowers inthe color of the artists’ fa-vorite ball teams.“Father’s Day” is open tothe artists’ depiction of theday.“Morning Coffee” will bearrangements set in largecoffee cans.“Granny’s FavoriteTractor” is to include a smalltractor in the arrangement.“Last year I was im- pressed,” said fair board president Ellie Townley.“The one in the high heelment heads, there are somespecial events coming thisyear.“One of them includes aBest of Show premium of $100 to be paid again thisyear in the photography de- partment,” said Sue Miller.“This nice premium waswon last year by MelissaFigert of Oakwood. She wasthrilled with the win,” Miller said.COOKING and BAKING“We hope to shake thingsup a little every year so thecategories represent morevariety in all the homemak-ing arts,” said Miller. “Thisyear will see an emphasis oncakes, so we hope that citi-zens will round up their mostfamous recipes for a cakeand enter the contest.”Best of Show in the cakeswill earn $20 and a rosette.One piece of the cakeswill be cut out for judgingand display purposes. Therest of the cake will be auc-tioned off in the nearby sen-ior pavilion.“The baker gets to keepwhatever money is realizedat that auction in addition toany premiums due,” Miller noted.Department organizers arealso looking for the bestlooking cake.“There will also be a spe-cial category of best decorat-ed cake, which is not edible”said Miller. “Only the deco-ration will be judged, creat-ed on whatever form theartist chooses. We hope for 
By DENISE GEBERSProgress Staff Writer
It is not too soon to bethinking about the PauldingCounty Fair and becoming a participant rather than justan observer.Preparations are set for several events housed in theGrange Building during thePaulding County Fair.Various fair board com-mittees, especially the com-mittee in charge of domesticarts, has long lamented thelack of participation fromthe general population in thecounty.This department includescooking, baking, all kinds of sewing and needlework,artistic endeavors and pho-tography.According to the depart-kilowatt-hours is facing anadditional cost of about $50 because of the change. Thatlevel of usage likely wouldoccur only at a very largehouse or an all-electric house.Customers can expect a $9increase per 1000 kilowatthours. If you use a total of 3000 kilowatt hours you canexpect to see your bill in-crease by $27.An uncustomary statementfrom the Public UtilitiesCommission of Ohio onFriday stated that its chair-man said he will take actionto reduce rate increases for small businesses.Longtime observers of thePUCO say they cannot recalla precedent for this kind of  backtracking in response to public outcry.At one time the PUCO hadreceived 229 complaintsabout business rates since theAEP rate plan took effect.Clark said that AEP hadnot heard anything fromPUCO about how they weregoing to address the situation, but she did say that if AEPdoes not accept PUCOs pro- posal, it will be back to thedrawing board and back to2011 prices.However, Clark said, “Bythe year 2016, AEP will not be the generator of electricity,leaving customers to choosewho they want for a provider.It was also noted that PUCOset the rates based on infor-mation provided by the com- pany.“Our decisions are only asgood as the company billinginformation they are basedupon,” a spokesperson said.“In this case, we dependedupon AEP to provide accu-rate data upon which to baseour decision.”PUCO spokeswoman BethTrombold also noted thatAEP provided informationabout how the rate would af-fect classes of customers, butnot for specific customers.Rates ended up being higher than expected, she said.have been selected to assistwith this year’s camp.Hiler emphasized thatgraduating seniors shouldconsider becoming involvedwith the Paulding County 4-H scholarship.“The purpose of this pro-gram is help young people tocontinue their efforts toward becoming self directing, pro-ductive and contributingmembers of society,” ob-served Hiler.Four guidelines must bemet in order to successfullyapply for the assistance. Theyinclude turning in applica-tions to the Paulding CountyExtension Office by May 1,must be a graduating senior,agreeing to use funds for tu-ition, books or lab fees andapplicant’s 4-H membershipin Paulding County standingfor at least four years.Adult advisers volunteer their time and talents to guide4-H members in the develop-ment of head, heart, handsand health – the four H’s of 4-H work. The 4-H programsare built around the enthusi-asm, interest and ambition of the 4-H members and adultsof the county, said Hiler.fall which would end her writing career.She commented, “I justfell so easy, but I broke myleft arm in the process. Ican’t type or run the comput-er with one arm, so I decidedthis might be the right timeto bury ‘The Rack.’”At the present time Dorthahas no plans to resurrect thecolumn, but you never know.We are all wishing her aspeedy recovery and appre-ciate the time and effort shehas put into her writing for over four decades.The Schaefers enjoy hear-ing from their friends andformer neighbors. Their ad-dress is: 1717 MaplecrestRoad Apt. 132, Fort WayneIN 46815.
By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Staff Writer
PAULDING — The au-thor of the long running col-umn “The Spice Rack,”Dortha Schaefer, has retiredher pen due to a fall on Dec.17.She started writing her column, “Making theScene,” for the
 Progress
onMay 27, 1971. “Making theScene” later evolved into the popular weekly column,“The Spice Rack.”In her first column,Schaefer wrote about a treefalling down, pantsuits, can-ning apricots, and variousother topics. Her writingstyle of wit, comedy, andcommon ordinary situationsmade her column a favoritewith
 Paulding County Progress
readers.Dortha and her husband,Roy, currently reside in FortWayne, but the couple hadresided in Payne for manyyears. They had lived in anapartment at the DallasLamb Foundation Homeuntil it closed last fall, thenrelocated to Fort Wayne,where Dortha suffered the
By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Staff Writer
Throughout Ohio variousentities are trying to deal withthe rate hikes which took their electric bills soaring.Antwerp Local Schoolswho has AEP for electricityreceived their billing state-ment which was significantlyhigher. Christine Stuart,treasurer of the AntwerpSchool District reported thatthey were working with a pri-vate company called FirstEnergy. It was also noted thatthese high rates would havean impact on their school dis-trict.Meanwhile, Wayne TraceLocal School Treasurer RobWannemacher told theProgress that the Payne andGrover Hill elementarieswere AEP customers whilethe high school was aPaulding-Putnam customer.Wannemacher said, “Lastyear in the spring we went to-gether with a number of dif-ferent schools and answereda Request For Proposal. Wethen contracted with AEPRetail and locked in a lower rate and even though priceswent up, we can offset thatwith the savings from thelower rates we had. Wesigned this for three years.”Maria Rellinger, PauldingExempted Village schooltreasurer, also reported thatthe Paulding Schools hadalso contracted and pur-chased their power sourcethrough AEP Retail.Fairgrounds are another entity which will be effectedif an agreement is notreached with PUCO andAEP. Fairboard presidentEllie Townley said that their electric bill was always highand ran approximately$1,400. She also noted thatthey had received a letter from the Ohio Fair ManagersAssociation which encour-aged the board to contactPUCO about the raise in prices.The fairground inPickaway County saw their electric bill take a 50 percenthike from December 2011through January 2012.According to their fairboardsecretary, the January billwhich covered from Nov. 29-Dec. 30, 2011 was in theamount of $1,136.59. TheFebruary bill which coveredfrom Dec. 31-Jan 31 was for $2042.35. This was despitethe fact that the weather hasnot been that cold and thatthere had been no increase inelectric use at the fair-grounds.A spokesperson from AEPsaid they were going to work with the Pickaway Countyaccount in hopes of helpingthem with their issue.Meanwhile PUCO has re- ported they should reachsome type of decision by theend of this month.
This is Dortha Schaefer’s first column for the
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DORTHA SCHAEFER 
 AEP electric bills
Local entities couldfeel the crunch
Who will be MissPaulding County 2012?The Paulding Chamber of Commerce will hold thesecond Miss PauldingCounty ScholarshipPageant on Friday, June 8in the Paulding HighSchool Auditeria.The applications to enter the pageant will be avail-able beginning Feb. 27 atall three county highschools. All interested girlswho were high school stu-dents during the 2011-12school year may enter if they qualify, based on the pageant rules. Home-schooled students andPaulding County residentswho attend private schoolsare also eligible to partici- pate.Watch for more details incoming weeks.
Chamber is seeking contestants for MissPaulding County 
Farewell to ‘The Spice Rack’
The Board of Elections of PauldingCounty, Ohio, wishes to inform votersthat the PRIMARY ELECTION will beheld on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at thefollowing locations:AUGLAIZE TWP - Fire House atOhio 637 & RD 169BLUE CREEK TWP – HavilandCommunity Center, 201 Vine St.BROWN EAST & OAKWOODand BROWN WEST & MELROSE – Oakwood Fire & EMS Station, 201 N.Sixth St.ANTWERP VILLAGE and CAR-RYALL TWP – Antwerp CatholicChurch Hall, 303 W. Daggett St.CRANE TWP & CECIL - CecilFire House, 301 Third St.EMERALD TWP - TownshipHouse at RD 133 & RD 218BENTON TWP (Payne Village)and HARRISON TWP (Payne Village) – Payne Legion Hall, 229 N. Main St.JACKSON TWP &BROUGHTON – Township House atRD 126 & RD 131PAULDING VILLAGE 1, 2 and 3 – County Extension Bldg. at FairgroundsLATTY TWP & GROVER HILL – Township House, 204 E Jackson St.PAULDING TWP & LATTY VIL-LAGE - Township House at Ohio 500 &RD 87WASHINGTON TWP – TownshipHouse, SR 114 & RD 177for the purpose of choosing the fol-lowing offices: to nominate and vote onthe following Democratic or Republicancandidates:Delegate and alternates for PresidentU.S. SenatoRepresentative to Congress (5thDistrict)Justice of the Supreme Court (com-mencing 1-1-13 and 1-2-13 and unex- pired term ending 12-31-14)Judge of the Court of Appeals (3rdDistrict - commencing 2-9-13)Member of the State CentralCommittee one man and one woman (1stDistrict)State Senator (1st District)State Representative (82nd District)County Commissioner (commenc-ing 1-2-13 and 1-3-13)Prosecuting AttorneyClerk of Court of Common PleasSherifCounty Recorder County TreasureCounty EngineeCoroneMembers of County CentralCommittee for each precinct.The minor parties of Green andLibertarian also have candidates.Green party: U.S. SenatoLibertarian party: U.S. Senator andRepresentative to Congress (5thDistrict).The polls for the election will open at6:30 a.m. and remain open until 7:30 p.m. on election day. Please vote andhelp make Paulding the county with the best voter turnout in Ohio.For more information, contact thePaulding County Board of Elections at105 E. Perry St., Paulding, 419-399-8230. Office hours are Monday throughFriday, 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.The office will have extended hoursfor in-person absentee voting until 6 p.m.on Friday, March 2, the deadline for in- person absentee voting.The office email address is
paulding@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov
and theWeb site is
http://electionsonthenet/
Board members are chairman StanleyD. Harmon, David H. Cline, Ronald L.Farnsworth and William J Shugars.Brenda J. Crawford is director and JanetL. Commers is deputy director.
Election board announcesMarch 6 election information
Information released for flower, antique fair entries
 
the U.S.Army from 1960-62. On Oct.5, 1963, he married MarilynGonya, who survives.Leonard was a retired farmer,also worked at Dana Corp.and was a Benton Townshiptrustee from 1990-2010. Heenjoyed pheasant hunting,sports, gardening, travelingand wintering in Florida.Leonard was an avid OhioState Buckeye fan, but en- joyed his grandchildren’ssporting events most of all.He was a proud member of the Divine Mercy CatholicChurch Choir.Also surviving are fivechildren, Mike (Cindy) andGreg (Ruth), both of FortWayne, Steve (Nicole) of Van Wert, Laura (Rich)Brinkman of Monroeville,Ind. and Karen (Eric) Over-holt of Delphos; two siblings,Russell (Carol) of Payne andBeatrice (Leonard) Karr of Garrett, Ind.; a brother-in-law, Gary Wobler of Carmel,Ind.; a former exchange stu-dent son, Dan Gadioma of  New York, N.Y.; and 13grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents and two sib-lings, Arlene Wobler andDavid Zuber.A Mass of Christian Burialwas held Tuesday, Feb. 21 atDivine Mercy CatholicChurch, Payne, with the Rev.G. Allan Fillman officiating.Burial was in St. John theBaptist Catholic Cemetery.Dooley Funeral Home was incharge of arrangements.Preferred memorials are toDivine Mercy School.Condolences and fondmemories may be shared at
www.dooleyfuneralhome.com
MARJORIE FONT1919-2012
PAUDLING – MarjorieLouise Font, age 92, diedThursday, Feb. 16 at St.Joseph Hospital, Fort Wayne.She was born May 8, 1919in Van Wert County, thedaughter of Ray B. and LauraMae (Black) Rogers. OnAug. 28, 1951 she marriedForrest G. Font, who pre-ceded her in death on March14, 1994. She was a member of the First Christian Churchof Paulding.She is survived by adaughter, Marilyn (Randall)Baxter, Garland, Texas; twosons, Daniel (Mary) Font,Hampstead, N.C., andRichard Font, Paulding; 11grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.Funeral services were heldTuesday, Feb. 21 at DenHerder Funeral Home withthe Rev. Greg Bibler officiat-ing. Burial was in Mohr Cemetery, Van Wert County.Donations may be made toa charity of the donor’schoice.Online condolences may be sent to
www.denherderfh.com
JOHN TUTO1947-2012
ANTWERP – John Tuto,64, of Antwerp passed awaySaturday, Feb. 18 at his resi-dence.He was born March4, 1947 inFort Wayne,the son of the lateJohn andErcal(Brown)Tuto. Hewas an avidskilled metal fabricator andcar enthusiast. He lovedspending time with his fam-ily friends. After 37 years of employment at Dana Weath-erhead, John ran his own business, Tin Man Fabrica-tion.Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Darlane Jo(Everett); four children, Lyn(Ken) Siegel, Tammy (Steve)VanVlerah and John andTroy Tuto; and eight grand-children, Taylor, John, Mike,Austin, Steven, Samantha,David and Bradley.He was also preceded indeath by two sisters, Connie(Ron) Bergman and JudyPowell.and Debra (Kim) Poling,Convoy; a son, Robert (Gina)Phlipot Jr., Antwerp; sixgrandchildren, Kris (Janet)Eby, Ryan (Amanda) Goy-ings, Miranda (Joe) Martel,Robbie Phlipot, Josh Polingand Ashley (Nathan) Long;eight great-grandchildren;and a brother, Romane Rick-els, Defiance.Funeral services were heldMonday, Feb. 20 at DenHerder Funeral Home,Paulding, with Pastor WayneKarges officiating. Burialwas in Pleasant Grove Ceme-tery, Paulding.Memorial donations may be made to Country Inn Ac-tivity Fund or National Hu-mane Society.Online condolences may be sent to
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FRANKIE WEIBLE1929-2012
DEFIANCE – D. FrankieWeible, age 82, of Defiance, passed away with her familyat her side at 6:25 p.m. Tues-day, Feb. 14 at the PromedicaDefiance Regional Hospital.She was born Aug. 7, 1929in Elida, the daughter of Harold C. and Gay (Sherry)Vandemark. She graduatedfrom Defiance High Schoolin 1947 and attended LimaMemorial Hospital School of  Nursing until she married thelove of her life, Ned Weibleof Oakwood, on Sept. 18,1948.She worked with the pub-lic the majority of her life, beginning with ConomosCandy Shop. After nursingschool, she worked for Drs.Francis Lenhart and GeorgeBoomer, and the dental groupof Drs. Krouse, Behringer and Evans. Frankie workedalongside Ned at their busi-ness, Ned Weible Oil Inc. andWeible’s Carryout from the1960s to 1978. She alsoworked at the Hubbard Com- pany and Arps Hardware.She joyfully spent manyhours greeting visitors of Promedica Defiance Re-gional Hospital for over 10years and was named Volun-teer of the Year in 2008. Shewas a member of SherwoodUnited Methodist Churchand was involved with thechurch’s foodstand at the De-fiance County Fair and alsotheir Swiss steak supper. Shemade her “world famous” peanut brittle, fudge andcaramel corn, not only for her family, but for the church bazaar and the employees atthe hospital.Surviving are four chil-dren, Cheryl Nedine(Richard) Buchhop andDenise (Mark) Hench, bothof Defiance, Heather (Al)Beam of Sherwood andHarold “Jake” (Lynette)Weible of Las Vegas; 13grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a brother,Clarence “Bud” (Shirley)Vandemark of Hicksville;and many nieces andnephews, in-laws and dear friends.She was preceded in death by her husband; a brother,William “Bill” Vandemark;and a sister, Gloria Powers.Funeral services were heldSaturday, Feb. 18 at Ha-nenkrath, Clevenger andSchaffer Funeral Home inDefiance with Father JohnStites officiating. Burial was private.Preferred memorials, inlieu of flowers, are to the Ju-venile Diabetes Foundation,Defiance County HumaneSociety or DRMC Auxiliary.
LEONARDZUBER 1937-2012
PAYNE – Leonard F.Zuber, 74, of Payne, passedaway Friday, Feb. 17, sur-rounded by his family, at hisresidence.He was born Aug.1, 1937 inPayne, theson of Frank andIsabelle(Wetli)Zuber. Heserved in
AMY ALDRICH
MARION Latty residentAmy Lynn Aldrich, age 30,formerly of Marion, passedaway Wednesday, Feb. 8,2012,the vic-tim of ahomi-cide.She issurvived by her mother,threechildren,two sisters, three brothers,and numerous aunts, uncles,cousins and friends.A celebration of Amy’slife was held at Friday, Feb.17 at Calvary Bible BaptistChurch with Pastor FloydRadebaugh officiating. Bur-ial was in Grand PrairieCemetery. Hughes-AllenFuneral Home, Marion, wasin charge of arrangements.In lieu of flowers, her family requests contribu-tions be made to the UnitedFederal Credit Union in her memory.Expressions of sympathymay be sent directly to her family by logging ontowww.hughesallen.com andopening her obituary.
RUTH ROSS1918-2012
COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. – Ruth O. Ross, age 94, of Co-lumbia City, passed away at10 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 atMiller’s Merry Manor Inc.,Columbia City.She was born Feb. 9,1918 in Jel-loway,KnoxCounty,Ohio, thedaughter of Charles E.Birkhold and Onata Zoe(Snellenberger) Birkhold-Jeffery. She graduated fromPaulding High School withthe Class of 1936. On Jan. 6,1936 in Hillsdale, Mich., shemarried Francis W. Ross,who preceded her in death. In1945, she moved from Ohioto Columbia City. Sheworked at Brune PrintingCompany in Paulding andMagnavox in Fort Wayne for 36 years. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church,Eagles and Moose auxil-iaries.Survivors include her daughter, Betsy R. (Jack)Thompson of Albion; a son,John F. (Laura) Ross of Co-lumbia City; 11 grandchil-dren; 22 great-grandchildren;and 14 great-great-grandchildren.She also was preceded indeath by a daughter, MaryJoan Boschet; a brother, Car-los J. Birkhold; and a sister,Margaret May.Funeral services were heldFriday, Feb. 17 at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Fu-neral Home, Columbia City.Burial was in South Park (Annex) Cemetery, Colum- bia City.Memorial gifts may begiven in memory of Mrs.Ross to Grace LutheranChurch.Please visit
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DOLORES PHLIPOT1935-2012
PAULDING – DoloresJane Phlipot, age 76, diedMonday, Feb. 13 at PauldingCounty Hospital.She was born Aug. 26,1935 in Paulding, the daugh-ter of Roy J. and Eva E.(Schortgen) Rickels. OnMarch 10, 1952, she marriedRobert W. Phlipot, who pre-ceded her in death on Nov.14, 2010. She was a GirlScout leader, Cub Scout denmother and a member of Ohio Harness Horsemen’sAssociation. Dolores devotedher life to her children,grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved na-ture, enjoyed needlework and played the piano.She is survived by threedaughters, Sandra (Joseph)Weaver of Angola, Ind., Janet(Randall) Goyings, Paulding,
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ESTHER STINER 1916-2012
ANTWERP – Esther Lu-cille Stiner, 95, of Antwerp, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19at The Gardens of Paulding.She was born Sept. 29, 1916in Payne, the daughter of Lonnie and Ruey (Smalley)Watson. She graduated fromAntwerp High School and wasa nurses’ aide at Coldwater,Mich. and Van Wert. In 1950,she married Harry Stiner, who preceded her in death in 2002.She was a member of theRoyal Neighbors of America.Surviving are a sister, MaryBoesch Meyer of Antwerp; a brother, Earl (Ruth) Watson of Hicksville; and nieces andnephews.Services will be held at 10a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 atDooley Funeral Home,Antwerp. Burial will be inWiltsie Cemetery, Payne.Visitation is from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. today, Feb. 22 at Doo-ley Funeral Home, Antwerp,and one hour prior to serviceson Thursday.Preferred memorials are tothe Antwerp Christian Pantry.Condolences and fondmemories may be shared at
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DOROTHY CARLISLE1923-2012
PAULDING – Dorothy N.Carlisle, age 88, died Friday,Feb. 17 at CHP Inpatient Hos- pice, Defiance.She was born Oct. 5, 1923in Spencerville, Ind., thedaughter of Clarence J. andJane L. (Dorsey) Hissong. OnDec. 23, 1945, she marriedGerald “Gib” Carlisle, who preceded her in death on Dec.7, 1985. She was a home-maker and a lifetime member and a “Golden Eagle” of thePaulding F.O.E. Lodge #2405Women’s Auxiliary.She is survived by four sons, Edgar (Mae Lee)Carlisle, Roger (Janet) Carlisleand Dennis (Cheryl) Carlisle,all of Paulding, and Ronald(Susan) Carlisle, Antwerp;four daughters, Judith(Lawrence) Densmore of Oak-wood and Marsha Bennett, Pa-tricia (Larry) Burkley and PamFont, all of Paulding; a brother, Richard Hissong of Woodburn; two sisters, RosaHannah of Bryan and VirginiaJohnston of Traverse City,Mich.; 30 grandchildren; 55great-grandchildren; and onegreat-great-granddaughter.She also was preceded indeath by a grandson, a grand-daughter, a great-grandson, agreat-granddaughter, a son-in-law, four brothers and four sis-ters.Funeral services will beheld at 10:30 a.m. today, Feb.22 at Den Herder FuneralHome, Paulding, with Pastor Eileen Kochensparger officiat-ing. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Scipio Cemetery, AllenCounty, Ind.Memorial donations may bemade to Community HealthProfessionals Inpatient Hos- pice Services of Defiance.Online condolences may besent to
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MARJORIESICKMILLER 
OAKWOOD – MarjorieMarie Eakins Evans Sick-miller, of Oakwood, died Sun-day, Feb. 19, 2012 at the ageof 100 years old.She was born on PeachMountain in Adams County,the daughter of John Ray-mond and Martha Ann (Shoe-maker) Eakins. She was amember of Auglaize ChapelChurch of God and Gideon’sInternational Auxiliary. Shewas a life-timefarmer andworkedmany yearsfor S.K.WayneFactory inDefiance.As a child,she helped her father plow thefields using a team of horsesto plant the tobacco crop onPeach Mountain.Surviving are four sons,DeWayne (Sharon) Evans andJohn (Roberta) Sickmiller, both of Napoleon, Jerry Sick-miller of Elida and Joe Sick-miller, Oakwood; four daughters, Winona (Dick)Hays and Judy (Dennis)Baker, both of Oakwood,Janette (Stanley) Coplin of Paulding and Marjane (Lee)Baker, South Lyon, Mich.; asister, Betty Tanner of Orient;21 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her first husband, ClydeEvans, in 1994; her secondhusband, Eryl Sickmiller, in2003; a son, Donald Evans; adaughter, Garnett Evans Noble; a grandson, Stuart Noble; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Sickmiller; a great-grandson, Samuel DavidSickmiller; two brothers,Charlie and Carson Eakins;and six sisters, Thelma Iler, Norma Spencer, BeatriceWalkenshaw, Ermith Well-man and Edra Elliott.Funeral services will beconducted at 11 a.m. Thurs-day, Feb. 23 at AuglaizeChapel Church of God, Oak-wood, with Pastor Christo- pher Baker, the Rev. DavidCoplin, and Pastor Stan Har-mon officiating. Burial will be in Blakeslee Cemetery,Charloe.Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. today, Feb. 22 at DenHerder Funeral Home, Pauld-ing.In lieu of flowers, the fam-ily requests memorial made toGideon’s International;Auglaize Chapel Church of God or a charity of thedonor’s choice.Online condolences may besent to
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MAXSMITH1915-2012
ANTWERP – Max Arthur Smith, 96, of Antwerp, passedaway Friday, Feb. 17 at hisresidence.He was born Nov. 21, 1915in Antwerp, the son of Carl F.and Norma C. (Filley) Smith.On Aug. 9, 1940 in Wauseon,he married Hope Eleanor Re-vert, whosurvives.DuringWWII, heserved inthe opera-tion of sup- ply pointsin France,Belgium,Luxembourg and Germanyin Patton’s Third Army. Hewas part of a group of sol-diers who inspected Buchen-wald Concentration Campthe day after it was liberated.He was co-owner of L.Smith & Son Inc. until retir-ing in 1983. At that time, L.Smith & Son Inc. was theoldest Buick dealership andthe second oldest Pontiacdealership in the world.He was a member of theAntwerp United MethodistChurch.Also surviving are a son,Rob (Jennifer) of Melbourne,Ky.; a daughter, Carol (John)Chilcote of Antwerp; twograndsons, Scott (Nadine)Cottrell of Falls Church, Va.and Brad of Lexington, Ky.;and a sister, Dorothy (Ray)Jeffery of Antwerp.Private services were heldat Maumee Cemetery. Doo-ley Funeral Home was incharge of arrangements.Condolences and fondmemories may be shared at
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DARLA CONSIDINE1960-2012
ANTWERP – Darla Dun-derman Considine, 51, of Antwerp, passed away Sun-day, Feb. 19 at LutheranHospital, Fort Wayne.She was born May 8, 1960in Martinsburg, W.Va., thedaughter of Richard and Ot-tilee (Murphy) Dunderman.Surviving are her husbandof 12 years, Frank; two chil-dren, Chad (Laura) Dunder-man of Camden, Mich. andElecia (Brandon) Wobler of Haviland; her father, of Antwerp; a sister, Jackie(Dwight) Doctor, Antwerp;two brothers, Richard (Glo-ria) Dunderman of Mechan-icsville, Md. and David(Chris) Dunderman of Bryan; and 10 grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her mother.Funeral services will beheld at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24at Dooley Funeral Home,Antwerp. Burial will be inMaumee Cemetery,Antwerp.Visitation is from 2-8 p.m.Thursday, Feb. 23 at DooleyFuneral Home, Antwerp, andone hour prior to services onFriday.Memorials may be madeto a charity of the donor’schoice.Condolences and fondmemories may be shared at
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