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Paulding County Progress May 23, 2012

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 VOL. 138 NO. 39PAULDING, OHIO 419-399-4015www.progressnewspaper.orgWEDNESDAY, MAY 23,2012ONE DOLLARUSPS 423620
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ices will be conducted by theVFW Post at the veterans’memorial at Middle Creek Cemetery, located one milesoutheast of Grover Hill. TheWayne Trace Band will be providing music for the pro-gram.The public is invited to at-tend both events. Please joinin as honor is paid to our na-tion’s fallen veterans and theservice they have provided tothe citizens of our communi-ty and our nation.
OAKWOOD – 
This will be the 36th year for Oakwood’s Memorial Dayactivities. Memorial Dayservices will begin at 10 a.m.at Oakwood ElementarySchool. The third graders will present the program, which istitled “We Are Americans.”The students honor each war that has been fought and alsoeach branch of the military.They will parade to the park where a short servicewill be held and “Taps” will be played. Following anAmerican Legion 21-gunsalute, there will be an archof flags to the river wherethose present will drop flow-ers into the river in honor of the veterans. The public iswelcome to participate.Refreshments will be servedat the park following the cer-emonies.
PAULDING
 – MemorialDay services will be held at11 a.m. Monday, at Live Oak Cemetery, Paulding. TheVeterans of Foreign WarsPost #587 will conduct theservice. Following the cere-monies, there will be a potluck for everyone. The post will be supplying themeat.
PAYNE
 – The annualMemorial Day events hosted by American Legion Post 297are as follows: at 9:30 a.m.there is to be a parade inwhich the local chapter of American Legion Riders willride; at 10 a.m., a memorialservice will be held at WiltsieCemetery; a noon lunch will be served to veterans andtheir families. Bring a cov-ered dish and place settings;meat will be provided by the post.The widows of recently de-ceased veterans are invited tothe lunch.Our veterans fought for the rights and liberties weenjoy each day. MemorialDay gives our citizens an op- portunity to show apprecia-tion for their sacrifices(some giving the ultimatesacrifice) by taking timefrom our holiday weekend to pay special tribute.
By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Staff Writer
Memorial Day activities inhonor of deceased veteranswill be held around the coun-ty on Monday, May 30.The public is encouragedto share in these MemorialDay activities. Please, take afew minutes from your busyholiday weekend to recog-nize those men and women of our armed forces who werekilled during times of war.Memorial Day is a sacredday to all war veterans.America’s collective con-sciousness demands that allcitizens be reminded of thedeaths of their fellow coun-trymen during wartime. Byhonoring the nation’s war dead, we preserve their mem-ory and thus their service andsacrifice. All U.S. flagsshould be displayed at half-staff during the morninghours. At noon, they should be raised back to full-staff.
ANTWERP – 
TheAntwerp VFW and AmericanLegion will hold jointMemorial Day services.There will be a parade at 10a.m. It will line up at 9:30a.m. at the VFW on RailroadStreet. Services will be heldat Riverside Cemetery.Afterward, lunch will beserved for parade participantsat the VFW.
CECIL
 – Memorial Dayservices will be held atRochester Cemetery, Cecil,on Monday. The color guardof Veterans of Foreign WarsPost 587 of Paulding willconduct a service at 9 a.m.
GROVER HILL
 – Observance of MemorialDay in the Grover Hill area is being planned by the mem- bers of Grover Hill Veteransof Foreign Wars Post 2873.The day will start with a pan-cake and sausage breakfastfrom 7:30-10 a.m., at the posthall on South Main Street. Afree will donation will be ac-cepted and take-outs will beavailable.At 11 a.m., memorial serv-
By JIM LANGHAMFeature Writer
Paulding resident JeanPorter wasn’t overly alarmedat first when she noticed alump on her neck in early2009. But as the days passedand the lump remained soreand didn’t go away, she de-cided to haveto checkedout by her  physician.Within days,she was in-formed that shehad a form of cancer known asfollicular lymphoma,and she was placed on radi-ation therapy.“I was told that if I wasgoing to have any cancer, thiswas the best to have,” saidPorter. “I was told that it isusually curable and you canlive with the treatment. If ithadn’t hurt, I probably would-n’t have even checked it out.Once I had outpatient surgeryI was home within an hour,and I took radiation.”Porter was a bit more con-cerned, however, in 2011when it apparently returned,this time on her leg. She had ittested and removed.“This time the doctor chosechemotherapy as a form of treatment and it wasn’t fun,”observed Porter. “I started inJune of 2011. I had four treat-ments and the next test came back okay. I got sick from thechemo and was hospitalizedon a couple of occasions.“Right now it is in remis-sion once again,” continuedPorter. “The maintenancetreatment is a visit every eightweeks for two years.Ironically, my next mainte-nance will be theThursday before therelay.”Porter saidthat she feelshonored to bechosen as oneof the inspira-tional sur-vivors for thisyear’s Relay For Life which will be held June 1-2 at thePaulding County Fair -grounds. For the past severalyears, Porter has been a partof the very active Doster Family Team.“Quite a few of the peopleon our team have had cancer,”observed Porter. “Grandma passed away with breast can-cer in 2005; my mom was di-agnosed with breast cancer in2006. Then, in 2007, my dadwas diagnosed with cancer. I joined them in 2009.“So we started our team up.It’s great, I tell everybody thatif you get involved one time,it makes you want to do itevery year,” noted Porter.
Paulding’s Jean Porter looks over family pictures with great-nephew Jacob Sidle recently.Porter says that taking care of Jacob and granddaughter Delaney Scott lifted her spirits duringa bout with cancer. She is among the honorary survivors for this year’s annual AmericanCancer Society Relay For Life and will help lead the Survivor Lap on June 1 evening to open thetwo-day event.The Oakwood Elementary third grade students have been busy practicing for their annual Memorial Day program. OakwoodElementary students have been performing for Memorial Day for over 30 years. The children this year are under the directionof Mrs. Nancy Wehrkamp and Miss Deb Hornyak. The program will be held on Monday, May 28 beginning at 10 a.m. in the gym-nasium and ending at the park. The public is welcome to attend.
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By DENISE GEBERSProgress Staff Writer
PAYNE – Inspectors con-tinue their examination of turbine blades on a PauldingCounty wind farm that suf-fered a malfunction in April,which resulted in two bladesshearing from a structure.All 55 turbines of theTimber Road II Wind Farmin Benton Township remainstill.They were shut down April24 after two blades from onetower were damaged duringhigh winds. It is thought thatthe wind speeds were not afactor in the mishap.Roby Roberts, EDPRenewables vice president of communications and govern-ment affairs, said a crewfrom Vestas, the turbine man-ufacturer and maintenancecompany, are still working todetermine the cause of thedamage.Matt Butler, media repre-sentative with the OhioPower Siting Board said,“Currently we are monitor-ing the progress of the inves-tigation that is ongoing.We’re awaiting the findingsfrom EDP Renewables, andwe do expect to receive a progress update later thisweek.“Obviously, right now public safety is the primaryconcern. Operations will re-main indefinitely suspendeduntil EDP and the Power Siting Board are both confi-dent that the facility can re-sume safe operations.”Parts of the blades camedown in a field along Road70 about a mile east of theIndiana-Ohio state line dur-ing gusty weather. Somesmaller pieces of the fiber-glass/carbon fiber composite blades blew into a nearbyfield as well. No injuries were reportedin relation to the matter.The village will submit the permit to install on June 30and plans to advertise for bidson Aug. 15.Council met in special ses-sion on May 14 and FinanceDirector Melissa Tope pre-sented seven fiscal officer’scertificates for varyingamounts. Council suspendedthe rules, declared an emer-gency and unanimously passed all seven certificates.Rick Weaver of Pogge-meyer Design Group advisedcouncil of some grant moneyavailable to demolish build-ings. Weaver also told councilthat the Poggemeyer DesignGroup is very active and cur-rent with the availability of grant money.Paulding Community FireAssociation (PCFA) secretaryRoger Sierer told council thePCFA had received a tanker truck bid from Freedom FireEquipment Co. for $194,000.PCFA attorney Joe Burkardhas reviewed the contract, andSierer asked for and receivedcouncil approval to order thetruck, which will be deliveredin about four months.Village solicitor Mike Jonestold council that Certified hadremoved the pipe from thecorner lot and had hired a con-tractor to haul the piles of dirtto the Williams CountyLandfill.Council heard the secondreading of Ordinance 1436-12, an amendment toOrdinance 841-82, the village junk ordinance.Council unanimously votedto suspend the rules and de-clare an emergency then unan-imously passed Ordinance1265-12 authorizing themayor to apply for a supple-mental loan and amend theWPCLF and agree for designof waste water facilities.Jones and Councilman JimGuelde requested and councilunanimously approved goinginto executive session to dis-cuss legal matters.The mayor issued a re-minder to council and villageresidents that we are comingup on the Memorial Day holi-day and we need to take sometime remembering those whohave served that we may befree.The next regularly sched-uled meeting will be held at6:30 p.m. Monday, June 4.
By BILL SHERRYCorrespondent
PAULDING – Paulding vil-lage administrator HarryWiebe announced at Mon-day’s council meeting thatPhase 2 of the “Safe Routes toSchool” project for the total of $499,000 has been approved by the Ohio Department of Transportation.Phase 2 of the project issidewalk expansion and re- pair. The following items wereincluded in the project cost:Sidewalk on Emerald, beginning at the corner of Emerald and Johnson roadson the east side, stop at Tom-Tim before cemetery, cross towest side, continuing side-walk until it reaches north sideof school.Sidewalk on North MainStreet, north of Baldwin toMiles.Replace missing side-walk sections on CarolineStreet between Grant andEmerald.Replace missing side-walk sections on GeorgeStreet between Walnut andCherry streets.Council held a Committeeof the Whole Meeting on May15 to hear the status report of  phase 1 of the village’s seweseparation project. Jones andHenry engineer Joe Hotz pro-vided the village with plansthat included a village mapshowing the three phases of the project, which was man-dated by the Ohio EPA.Phase 1 construction is ten-tatively scheduled to begin inJanuary 2013. The schedule of compliance in the village’sdischarge permit requires allof the sewer separation proj-ects to be completed by Dec.31, 2018.Phase 1 has an estimatedconstruction cost of $3,202,660 and an estimated project cost of $4,323,500.“You meet so many people atthe relay; when you see andmeet all of these people whohave been through somethinglike you have, they seem likefamily.”Porter said that she was alittle surprised and scaredwhen she first heard the word“cancer” in her diagnosis.However, as things pro-gressed, the support of her family and the joy of watch-ing her great-nephew, JacobSidle, and granddaughter,Delaney Scott, made it ap- pear as a “bump in the road”to her.“When I realized that itcame back I said, ‘Oh, whyagain,’” observed Porter. “ButI have a beautiful grand-daughter and great-nephewthat I want to spend as muchtime with as possible. Theygive me a lot of courage.“Every day when I don’thave it to put another foot for-ward, they encourage me,”continued Porter.“I never blamed God. Goddidn’t give it to me; life did,”said Porter. “There are somany things out there. I don’tknow how I would have got-ten through it without God. Ihad hundreds of prayers;there were so many cards andfood. People are so wonder-ful, they are like a wonderfulfamily.“I have so many friends,more than I ever realized,”continued Porter. “I heardfrom a lot of people that I did-n’t know. I received so manycards, there were so manynames. My downfall has al-ways been that I love to giveto others, but when othersgive to me, it is an inconven-ience.”Porter especially praisedthe support of her husband,George, and daughter,Melissa Scott, as well as her church family at PayneChurch of the Nazarene.“You go with what you’regiven and you get through it,”said Porter. “The chemomakes me sick, but I know Ithat I will be okay. That helpsme make it through the week.“You treasure everythingmore,” Porter added. “I try to be upbeat and thank God for every gift every day.”For further informationconcerning the local Relay for Life, see the Web site at
www.relayforlife.org/Paulding 
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Jones and Henry Engineers provided the Village of Paulding with plans, including this map that shows the three phases of the upcoming sewer separation project. Each phase is outlined and represented with a number in a circle. Area 1, most of whichis south of Jackson Street and east of Dix Street, will be the phase 1 of the project.
Paulding awarded $499,000 for Safe Routes to School
 Antwerp Council sets cleanup day 
By AMBER GEBERSCorrespondent
ANTWERP – Antwerp VillageCouncil held its regularly scheduledmeeting on May 21. Council entertainedmany topics, including the Safe Routesto School phases, Ohio 49 finishingtouches, as well a few pieces of legisla-tion.Council members had the second read-ing of Resolution 2012-04, which is therenewal tax levy.There were also several other pieces of legislation, discussed in which councilmembers suspended the rules in order toapprove the following legislation:Ordinance 2012-08, which authoriz-es the village fiscal officer to transfer funds from the general fund to the water fund in the amount of $45,000.Ordinance 2012-09, which authoriz-es the mayor to enter into an agreementwith Poggemeyer Design Group for con-sultant services on the Safe Routes toSchool project.It was also brought to council mem- bers’ attention that second phase fundsthrough Safe Routes to School are alsoavailable for the applied route. Second phase funds totaled $180,000.The board moved to enter in a pur-chase order with Layman Well Drillingof Cecil for $3,600.P&H Masonry of Defiance was calledin to assess damage to the filter building.It was found that the issue was an olddoor frame that had rusted out. The costto remove the old door frame and re- block the area where the frame was re-moved totaled $1,750.P&H Masonry also gave recommen-dations on the women’s park restroomcracks. They believe the footers of the building are sinking. Repairs are in dis-cussion.The council members were told to ex- pect to see approximately 69 new flags inthe downtown area, hopefully beforeMemorial Day. Many donations weremade in order for this to happen.The Village of Antwerp received anaward from the State of Ohio for havingno Workman’s Compensation claims inthe past two years.Cleanup day is scheduled for June 23from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tires will be accept-ed this year, but there will be a charge per tire that will vary by tire size.U.S. 24-Ohio 49 development meet-ings are continuing and going well.These meetings are promoting the devel-opment of the south side of town by theintersections of 24 and 49, along with in-corporating the development with thedowntown area.The police department gave its report,having 86 calls for service and 30 citedviolations to Mayor’s Court. TheMayor’s Court had over $4,000 come inthis past month.The council had two guests attend themeeting. The first was Roy Klopfenstein,who is a Republican candidate for theopening county commissioners’ seat cur-rently held by Tony Burkley.County Court Judge Suzanne Rister was the second guest. She was promot-ing the community service programthrough the probation department.The next regularly scheduled meetingwill be held at 5:30 p.m. June 18.
 Wind turbinedamage updateis expectedlater this week
By DENISE GEBERSProgress Staff Writer
A date has been set for atrial to the court concerningthe lawsuit against the oper-ators of the Manor HouseAssisted Living and TheEssen House and the busi-nesses in Antwerp.The suit was filed lastSeptember by the propertyowner, Antwerp HoldingsLLC, of Antwerp andAngola, Ind. It alleges thedefendants, TDM3 Ltd., of Defiance/Fort Wayne andLouis Lengacher and MaryLengacher, both of Harlan,Ind., have failed to complywith contractual agreementsincluding payments.An amendment later in-cluded the Essen HouseRestaurant and the Manor House Assisted Living Ltd.as defendants as well.At a May 14 pretrial con-ference, Paulding CountyCommon Pleas Court JudgeTiffany Beckman orderedthat parties to the suit ap- pear at 9 a.m. Wednesday,Aug. 8.To ensure information isexchanged between the par-ties in a timely manner, shealso set forth a schedule for them to follow.Defendants are to respondto the plaintiff’s requests for discovery by June 25. The parties are to exchange listsof witnesses and exhibitsthat will be used at the trialno later than June 29.A trial memorandum is to be filed with the court by the plaintiff with a copy to thedefense attorney by July 13.The material is to include anoutline of the plaintiff’s po-sition, including new caselaw.The defense’s trial memo-randum package must befiled by July 27.
Trial to courtset in ManorHouse lawsuit
The most popular ice cream topping is chocolate syrup.
 A sweet, cool treat to try 
Americans, it seems, are re-ally hot for ice cream. Peoplein the United States indulgemore than those in any other nation, averaging 48 pints of ice cream per person, per year. Ninety-eight percent of allU.S. households purchase icecream, with more sold onSunday than any other day of the week.Here are a few more coolfacts:The first ice cream parlor in America opened in NewYork City in 1776.George Washingtonloved ice cream and had twoice cream machines at hishome.It takes 12 gallons of milk to make one gallon of icecream.The most popular flavorsare Vanilla, Chocolate, Butter Pecan, Strawberry and Neapolitan, followed closely by Chocolate Chip, FrenchVanilla and Cookies &Cream.Cherry is the No. 1Popsicle flavor.Twin Popsicles were in-vented during the Depressionso that two children couldshare one treat.Once you get home, youmay care to try this tasty, fa-vorite ice cream dessert:
HOT FUDGE SAUCE
2 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet chocolate1 Tbsp. butter 2/3 cup sugar 1/2 tsp. vanilla1/4 tsp. salt1 cup evaporated milk Heat, melt and stir choco-late, butter, sugar, vanilla andsalt together. Gradually addthe evaporated milk, continu-ously stirring. Bring to a light boil over medium heat andcook until sauce is smoothand thickened (about 10 min-utes). Serve over large scoopsof ice cream.
 
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Paulding County Progress - 3A
DELLA WEAVER 1937-2012
PAULDING – Della MaeWeaver, age 74, died Saturday,May 19 at The Gardens of Paulding.She was born Aug. 4, 1937in Oakwood, the daughter of John and Hazel (Babbcock)Rau. On Aug. 30, 1964, shemarried Robert Louis Weaver,who preceded her in death onMarch 14, 1998.She is survived by a son,John Weaver, Paulding; adaughter, Tina Johnson, Defi-ance; two sisters, Donna Pe-ters of Defiance and DarleneBuell, Cecil; a half-brother; ahalf-sister; a granddaughter;and two great-granddaughters.She also was preceded indeath by a brother and a half-sister.Funeral services were heldTuesday, May 22, at DenHerder Funeral Home, Pauld-ing, with the Rev. Richard“Bud” Larimore officiating.Burial was in Middle Creek Cemetery, Grover Hill.Memorial donations may bemade to The Gardens of Paulding Activity Fund.Online condolences may besent to
www.denherderfh.com
DAVIDMAYHUGH1943-2012
David W. Mayhugh, 68, of Sattahip, Thailand, passedaway Monday, May 14.He was born Sept. 27, 1943,in Paulding County, the son of Kenneth and Margaret Nelson,who preceded him in death.He was a retired United States Navy veteran, having servedin the Vietnam War.He is survived by his wife,Suntaree Mayhugh, two sons,Kiengsak (Vanessa) Mayhughof El Paso, Texas and DanielMayhugh of San Diego; threedaughters, Niyada (Bryan)Elie of Germantown, Md., Nipa (Larry) Tarrant of Dallasand Margaret (Roberto) Fer-nandez of Round Rock, Texas;a sister, Jayne Heck of Pauld-ing; and four grandchildren,Declan, Garek and Conlin Elieand David Fernandez.
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By: Lovina Eicher
I almost don’t know whereto begin with this column. Itseems so long ago since lastMonday.Wednesday morning wasnice and sunny, so we had nohint the day would take a badturn. Daughter Susan decidedto mow the grass while I hadtaken some beef bones out of the freezer to cook. Daughter Elizabeth was washing thedishes. I also had takeneverything out of the refriger-ator and freezer so I could de-frost it. All seemed normaluntil we heard the smokealarm go off upstairs.Lately, quite a few of our smoke alarms would beep alot, which is a sign to changethe batteries. When the alarmwent off Elizabeth said,“Sounds like another one hasa dead battery.” I told her togo upstairs and check to makesure there was nothingwrong. She took the broomalong so she could reach up toshut it off. She walked intothe boys’ bedroom and sawsmoke. Looking back at thecloset she saw flames leapingup at the boys clothes andyelled “Fire!”I ran to the back porch tofind the fire extinguisher andcouldn’t find it while Susanand Elizabeth got buckets of water. I later saw the extin-guisher right where it usuallyis, I think I panicked toomuch to think clearly. Wethen called 911, while Eliza- beth ran over to our neigh- bor’s to ask for his fireextinguisher.But by the time she re-turned, the bedroom was sothick with smoke that shecould not see. Then the door  blew shut before they couldenter the bedroom (which probably kept the fire fromspreading). We heard glasscracking and shattering,which we found out later wasthe windows bursting fromthe heat of the flames. I toldthe girls, “Let’s get out of thehouse – it’s not worth riskingour lives.”I did remember to run outand shut off the propanetanks.A person feels so helplesswhen you see so much smoke pouring out of the windowsnot knowing how much, if anything, will be left. I hadsomeone call Joe at work tohave him come home but hesaid the 40-minute rideseemed to take forever.Once the fire departmenthad the fire out and the smokeaired out a bit we could go inand see the damage. The boys bedroom was damaged with alot of smoke and water, theylost everything. We felt verythankful, though, that our house was still standing. Andmost of all that this didn’thappen during the night whenthe boys would have beensleeping in there.We had to throw away allthe boys’ furniture, and their clothes, shoes and all of their toys were destroyed. I didkeep back the cedar chest thatMom and Dad gave me oneChristmas before I was mar-ried. I am going to see if Iclean it up good enough tokeep. It was in the boys’room.Lovina and Kevin shared ahallway closet beside the boys’ room, so Kevin’s shoeswere lost and all of Lovina’stoys as well. We could saveKevin’s shirts and Lovina’sdresses hanging in their closet. Sister Emma washedthem, but they still do have asmoke smell, which I hopewill disappear after a fewwashes.What discourages me is notknowing what actuallycaused the fire. It started inthe boys’ closet and all wecan think of is it might have been toys with batteries butwe will probably never know.I know around a monthago, I found a flashlight intheir bedroom that had beenleft on. When I picked it up,it was very hot. I opened thelid to check the batteries andsmoke came out from the in-side of the flashlight. I dis-carded everything, but maybethe same batteries were insomething else.The first two nights after the fire, we didn’t sleep at our house. Joe and I and some of the children slept at Elizabethfriend’s Timothy’s house andthe rest went to Jacob andEmma’s.We have torn off the drywall and have cleaned up alittle already. The fire hadspread to the attic and roof, sothere is damage there andsmoke and water damagethroughout the house. Parts of our kitchen ceiling fell in.The fire department said if they had arrived just threeminutes later, the housewould have been a total loss.The carpenters from our church district will come andfix it all up.For now, the boys aresleeping on the couches andin the living room. I don’tthink they like the idea of when they will have to sleepin that room again. Still scaryto them knowing the firestarted in their closet.We appreciate all the meals brought in and all the helpand I want to thank readerswho have donated. It helps somuch.Emma did laundry for threedays and our neighbor Lilatook a lot of bedding home towash.All of the girls’ clothes hadto also be washed to help getthe smoke smell out. After allthe rebuilding is done, thechurch women want to comehelp clean up all the mess.Meanwhile, we can at leastfocus on our garden and its bounty. This is asparagus sea-son, try this recipe!
ASPARAGUS PEANUTBAKE
4 cups fresh asparagus, cutinto 1 inch pieces1 can cream of mushroomsoup1/2 cup peanuts crushed1 cup grated Cheddar cheeseSalt and pepper to taste1/2 stick butter or margarineCook asparagus in smallamount of water until tender crisp. Arrange layers of as- paragus, soup, peanuts, andcheese in a greased casserole.Season with salt and pepper and dot with butter. Bake at350° until 30 minutes or untilheated through and done.
To see photos of the Eicher boy’s charred bedroom, visit www.amishcookonline.com/fire The fire, while bad, did not cost lives or destroy their house, but there is a lot of mess to clean up. There is not a formal fire fund, nor does Lovina wish for one. Readers can help the Eich-ers, however, by joining The Amish Cook Friend Club at Oasis Newsfeatures, P.O. Box157, Middletown OH 45042 Readers will receive a thank  you from Lovina and readerscan indicate that they do not wish to receive any of the friend club rewards so that the majority of the funds go to Lovina.
Thefamilyof Adella Nutterwould like to thank everyone for the food& donations andloving support duringthis difficult time.
Dan & family
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Thursday, May 31Student Bible study
ANTWERP – On Thurs-day, May 31, the AntwerpCommunity Youth Center will be starting a summer stu-dent Bible study named“Dig.” The digging will com-mence every Thursdaythroughout the summer at10:30 a.m. at the youth cen-ter.The idea behind the Biblestudy is that the students willeach be doing daily readingsof Scripture, then discusswhat has been read and anyquestions that might comefrom these readings or life ingeneral. All middle schooland high school students areencouraged to come dig withus. The discussions will beled by local Antwerp pastors.
“Church Corner” listingsare free. If your church is hav-ing any special services or pro- grams, please call the Paulding County Progress at 419-399-4015 or email us your information at progress@pro- gressnewspaper.org 
TheChurch Corner
Police Repor
ACCIDENT REPORTSTuesday, May 15
1:17 a.m. Michael Boyd, 19, of Latty, wascited for failure to yield following a collisionon North Williams Street. Reports say he wasexiting the north drive from McDonald’s in a1994 Dodge pickup truck and Justin D. Fle-mens, 25, of Latty, was driving south on NorthWilliams Street. As Boyd attempted to pullinto the lot of the old REA building, he enteredFlemens’ path and was struck. Both vehicleswere disabled and towed. Neither driver washurt, but Boyd’s passenger, Emily Foltz, 17,of Paulding, was taken to Paulding CountyHospital by a parent to be assessed for possi- ble injuries.
INCIDENT REPORTSWednesday, May 9
6:50 p.m. Threats complaint was investi-gated on East Perry Street.
Thursday, May 10
7:50 a.m. Theft of a bike from West WayneStreet was reported. It was located and theowner rode it home.8:15 a.m. Officers assisted the HicksvillePolice Department by delivering a message.9:58 a.m. School officials told officers aboutalleged threats to a student by a young adult.10:10 a.m. Two male juvenile came on sta-tion complaining about being threatened andharassed at school and around town by someother youths. All parties were told to avoid oneanother.11:30 p.m. An Emerald Road resident re- ported a suspicious vehicle parked in their driveway.
Friday, May 11
2:43 p.m. A West Wayne Street residentasked for help locating a missing relative. Hewas located walking along West Wayne Street.5:10 p.m. Officers arrested Joseph Vance ona warrant.7:23 p.m. Family disturbance was investi-gated on West Caroline Street.11:12 p.m. Officers assisted Antwerp PoliceDepartment by attempting to administer aBAC test. The subject refused to take the test.
Saturday, May 12
3:06 a.m. Police were called for an assaulton West Perry Street. On arrival, they re-quested an EMS be encoded and a female pa-tient was transferred to Paulding CountyHospital for treatment of facial wounds. Ash-ley Dalton was arrested and taken to PauldingCounty Jail.2:41 p.m. Neighbor problems were lookedinto on West Perry Street.9:50 p.m. Officers were called to NancyStreet for a disturbance at a party. As subjectswere working out the problem, Terry Keeranwas cited for open container.10:42 p.m. A complaint about loud motor-cycles on Cherry Street was relayed throughdispatch. They were gone when officers ar-rived.11:20 p.m. After being called to a NancyStreet location twice for loud music, officerscited Jessica Wolford for disorderly conduct.11:30 p.m. Officers were called to Tom TimDrive for suspicious activity. Kids were play-ing hide and seek on their property.
Sunday, May 13
12:21 a.m. Vehicles were reported drivingrecklessly on Water Street. They were gonewhen officers arrived.2:23 a.m. Underage party on Grant Streetwas reported. The report was unfounded; all persons were of age.3:40 p.m. Drive-off theft of gas was re- ported from a North Williams Street business.The driver was located and they paid their bill.9:07 p.m. Reports of a truck driving reck-lessly in the North Williams Street area weremade. Officers did not observe any violations.10 p.m. Harassment by text and Facebook was the complaint from East Perry Street.
Monday, May 14
8 a.m. A North Cherry Street resident re- ported someone had thrown a landscapinglight at their front door the previous evening.12:40 p.m. Foil with a burnt substance wasfound at the Black Swamp Nature Center.3 p.m. Loud trucks and motorcycles werethe subject of a complaint from a West GeorgeStreet resident. They were gone when officersarrived.4:07 p.m. Paulding County Hospital ER called about a female complaining of back  pain following an alleged domestic incidenton Saturday.
Tuesday, May 15
8:45 a.m. A motor vehicle accident occurredon Jefferson Street when a male backed froma parking space into a parked car.9:27 a.m. Theft of a bike was reported from North Williams Street.10:30 a.m. Loud music was the subject of acomplaint from North Water Street. The musicwas turned down.11:01 a.m. Officers assisted the probationdepartment by witnessing a drug test.3:15 p.m. Telephone harassment complaintcame in from Lincoln Avenue.3:30 p.m. Reckless operation complaintcame in from Maple Avenue. Officers wereunable to locate.
Wednesday, May 16
7:50 a.m. Report of a school bus violationwas made by the school. Because it occurredin Melrose, the matter was turned over to theOhio State Highway Patrol.4:45 p.m. Theft of three CD booklets wasreported from West Jackson Street.9:22 p.m. First Call for Help advised of pos-sible child abuse. The complaint was un-founded.
For the Record 
It is the policy of the
 Paulding County Progress
to publish public records as theyare reported or released byvarious agencies. Names ap- pearing in “For the Record”are published without excep-tion, to preserve the fairnessand impartiality of the
 Progress
and as a news serv-ice to our readers.
Payne garagesale set June 2
PAYNE — The PayneCommunity Garage sales will be held on June 2. The lastday to get placed on thePayne garage sale map isMay 30. For more informa-tion, call 419-263-2863.
Obituaries areposted daily 
The
 Paulding County Progress
 posts obituariesdaily as we receive them.Check our Web site at
www.progressnewspaper.org 
andclick on “Obituaries.”
Century Familiesof Paulding 
Think back, were your an-cestors living in PauldingCounty by 1912? The PauldingCounty Chapter of the OhioGenealogical Society haslaunched an honorary societycalled “Century Families of Paulding County.”To be considered a charter member and receive a Certifi-cate of Recognition, the appli-cation must be submitted andapproved by the chairman nolater than Oct. 1.For application forms or more information, please con-tact Century Families coordi-nators Ray Keck (419-399-4415) or KarenSanders (419-399-5764) or e-mail
karen15806@gmail.com
(PC Century family in the sub- ject line).

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