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Sports Previews
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nLook inside!
Special sales
events from ...
Chief, Menards,
Rural King, Van
Wert Bedrooms,
Window World,
Leland Smith
Ins., Westrich’s,
Francis Furniture
Free community
dinner April 9
Mt. Zion United Methodist
Church will be having its
free community dinner from
5-6:30 p.m. today, April 9,
at the church fellowship
hall. Everyone is welcome
to attend. Mt. Zion is locat-
ed on Road 151, outside of
Grover Hill.
Free coffee bar
with snacks
Cooper Community Branch
Library will be hosting a
free coffee bar with snacks
the weeks of April 7 and
April 14. “We invite our pa-
trons to visit their branch li-
brary in Oakwood, enjoy the
coffee bar and take time to
relax with a newspaper or
magazine,” shared Sue
Thomas, branch manager.
Time for Easter
PAULDING – It is time
once again for the “Easter
Eggs-travaganza” in the
Children’s Room at the
main historic Carnegie li-
brary in Paulding. Join
Kooky Kirk and the Easter
Bunny to hunt for eggs,
enjoy refreshments and
make a craft. This fun event
will be held from 6-7 p.m.
Thursday, April 10 and is
open to preschoolers and
first graders. Call 419-399-
2032 for more information
about this free event.
Library closed
The Paulding County
Carnegie Library system
will be closed on Friday,
April 11 for a staff develop-
ment day. The main library
in Paulding also will be
closed on Saturday, April 12
for building maintenance.
The branch libraries will be
open on Saturday.
Thanks to you ...
We’d like to thank Pennie
Baughman of Oakwood for
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manship displayed by the
players. Normally, opponents
during the season, the players
from Indiana teamed up to
play the stars from Paulding
and Van Wert counties in two
games that displayed more in-
dividual talent than team bas-
Like most all-star game, it
was more about trey shots and
dunks that the crowd want to
see and they were not disap-
In the boys’ contest, the
Ohio contingent outlasted
Indiana, 79-76, to take brag-
ging rights after the first clas-
sic game. The game was
filled with individual high-
lights including 3-point shots
and rim-rattling dunks.
Indiana featured 6-foot-11
crowd favorite Steve
McElvene from New Haven,
who dazzled the spectators
with a variety of slams.
Indiana opened with an
early 10-point lead and en-
joyed a 39-35 margin at inter-
mission. While Indiana had
the height advantage, Ohio
used the long ball to get back
into the game. The local stars
connected on 14 goals from
behind the arc while Indiana
managed seven. Lincoln -
view’s Kyle Williams collect-
ed five 3-pointers to lead the
Ohio attack from behind the
Kyle Kauser, named Ohio’s
MVP, added four baskets
from downtown. Kauser,
from Paulding High School,
led the Ohio scoring with 19
points. Williams finished with
17 for the winners.
free throws for her only points
of the night.
Everyone on the Ohio
squad managed to get in the
scoring column with Christine
Steman (Lincolnview) lead-
ing the Paulding and Van Wert
all stars with 15 points.
Steman was named MVP for
the Ohio stars.
Representing Paulding
County with eight points each
were McCullough (Paulding)
and Abby Pease (Paulding). A
trio of Wayne Trace players
also saw action with Brenda
Feasby and Sylvia Young
each with four points and
Lauren Speice adding three.
Playing on her home court for
the final time, Antwerp’s
ANTWERP – In the open-
ing SportONE All-Star
Basketball Classic matchup,
the shorthanded girls from
Indiana squeaked past Ohio,
60-57, after trailing for most
of the contest.
Indiana, with only five
players, were trailing by as
many as 15 late in the third
quarter when Paulding’s
Sierra McCullough drained a
triple to give the Ohio stars a
46-31 advantage. Indiana an-
swered with an 11-0 run and
continued to chip away at the
Ohio lead.
Indiana finally took the lead
for good at 57-55 with 1:08
remaining when New Haven’s
Haley Fox connected on two
ANTWERP - The inaugu-
ral SportONE All-Star
Basketball Classic held at
Antwerp High School last
Saturday was an entertaining
evening enjoyed by a large
crowd who gathered to watch
many of their local heroes.
More important than the
scores and the winners was
the camaraderie and sports-
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PolyOne employees Michelle Gawronski, Chelsea Smith and Sue Thompson receive recogni-
tion from United Way executive director Sonya Herber (right) for the company’s 73 percent par-
ticipation (highest in the county) in the 2013 United Way campaign.
See ALL-STARS, page 2A
See GIRLS, page 9A
Feature Writer
Herber, executive director of
the Paulding County United
Way, announced at Saturday’s
Donor Recognition Program
that the local agency has
topped its goal of $60,000 for
the 2013 Campaign.
“We officially reached the
goal on March 10,” said
Herber. “We surpassed it by
around $2,000. We met our
goal much earlier this year
than we did last year. This
says a lot about our communi-
ty donor giving.
“Individual donors also
achieved their goals,” contin-
ued Herber. “They will be rec-
ognized in the paper for
achievement. We couldn’t
have made it without their do-
nations. ”
Herber credited the suc-
cessful campaign to United
Way officials’ effectiveness in
educating donor-based busi-
nesses and citizens about the
Once again, one of the lead-
ing business success cam-
Ohio boys All-Stars defeat Indiana, 79-76
United Way achieves campaign goal
paigns was PolyOne, with a
73 percent commitment from
employee involvement. But it
wasn’t only the local cam-
paign that was successful, the
corporate office of PolyOne
announced that the company
nationwide had contributed $1
million towards the cause of
United Way.
Local PolyOne United Way
chairman Sue Thompson said
that employees utilized such
competitive fund-raisers as
hat wars, badges, and food
pantry campaigns to help sup-
port the local United Way
cause. In addition, over
$2,000 in cash was raised to
purchase food for pantries in
Paulding and Melrose.
“We are very proud of our
concern for our small town
people,” commented PolyOne
employee Chelsea Smith.
“We care about the safety and
well-being of our fellow em-
“I am very proud; it gives
us a sense of pride. Our little
group would do anything for
Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress
Wayne Trace senior Sylvia Young works for rebounding position in the Ohio-Indiana all-star
game at Antwerp High School on Saturday evening. Young scored four points in the contest but
the Indiana squad won 59-57.
Paulding’s Kyle Kauser named Ohio MVP
Indiana girls
post win over
Ohio All-Stars
2A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Feature Writer
PAULDING – In their weekly
meeting with Paulding County EMA
director Randy Shaffer, county com-
missioners put the squeeze on the di-
rector regarding turning in reports
necessary to satisfy paperwork re-
quirements for a grant that expires in
In last week’s meeting (March 31),
Shaffer had assured the commission-
ers that he had sent in reports for the
last quarter of 2013 and the first quar-
ter of this year.
However, on Monday, the commis-
sioners asked Shaffer once again
whether the last quarter of 2013 had
been sent in.
“Last Monday, I questioned you as
to whether or not that stuff had been
sent in and you said it had been sent
in,” said Commissioner Tony
“I thought it had,” said Shaffer.
Shaffer said that straightening out
the matter will be this week’s project.
Zartman instructed Shaffer that he
has a reprimand in writing concern-
ing the matter, but if Shaffer could
clear things up by next week, he
would tear up the reprimand.
Commissioners also questioned
Shaffer as to whether or not he need-
ed copies of vouchers to send in.
Shaffer responded that he needs
copies of warrants (checks). Com -
mis sioner Roy Klopfenstein said he
would speak with the auditor’s office
to see if there is any way to simplify
the process.
The commissioners and Shaffer
spent a considerable amount of time
discussing the possibility of an up-
graded EMS vehicle. Shaffer said that
there is a very disturbing noise asso-
ciated with the current vehicle, a 2000
model with 202,000 miles on it.
Zartman referred to an EMPG
grant that would cover 50 percent of
the cost of an upgraded vehicle.
“I think we should look at lightly
used vehicles,” said Zartman.
Shaffer referred to Statewide Ford
in Van Wert which he said had sup-
plied vehicles for other EMA agen-
cies and commissioners agreed to in-
quire about the matter.
In the March 31 meeting, Shaffer
had requested the assistance of part-
time clerical help to assist with paper-
work and reports. At that time, Klop -
fenstein said that it had been consid-
ered, and he instructed Shaffer to
make a list of major duties that could
be completed by a clerical assistant.
When Klopfenstein asked Shaffer
for his list response this week, the
EMA director replied, “The biggest
thing is reimbursement grants.
Secondly, we need someone to keep
our list of resources updated. Twenty-
five percent of businesses that we list
as resources are probably out of busi-
ness now. We need to call the busi-
nesses we have in there to see if they
are correct.”
“I’m sure that the skill of the clerk
would depend on how fast that could
get done,” responded Klopfenstein.
In the March 31 meeting, a dis-
agreement had occurred between
Shaffer and the commissioners con-
cerning the replacement of the coun-
ty radio station because of its ineffec-
tiveness to give total service to law
enforcement on a countywide basis.
Shaffer’s biggest concern was that
of the cost of monthly user fee for the
use of a MARCS system of radios if
the commissioners decided to pur-
chase it.
In meetings on March 24 and
March 31, the commissioners had
confronted Shaffer, asking if he had
initiated a a phone call to Lima Radio
Service suggesting they interfere in
an attempt by the commissioners to
apply for a different frequency for
county usage.
Shaffer said that he had verbalized
a difference in opinion, discouraging
the changing of options. But he em-
phasized that he did not suggest that a
phone call be made to the FCC to in-
terfere with anything.
Commissioner Fred Pieper stated
that he believed that the commission-
ers should not doubt Shaffer’s word
concerning the matter.
Continued from Page 1A
PAULDING – Paulding
County Emergency Manage -
ment Agency (EMA) will be
visiting various communities
in the county to answer ques-
tions about spring severe
weather, provide instructional
material and advise communi-
ty residents about radio and
cell phone information about
weather warnings.
“We’re going to come out to
communities on Saturdays and
answer severe weather ques-
tions,” said EMA director
Randy Shaffer. “We’re going
to tell people where they can
get information about severe
They also will be assisting
people with programming
NOAA weather radios. “We
have a lot of people who say,
‘The kids got me a weather
radio and we don’t know how
to operate it,’” said Shaffer.
The schedule of appear-
ances include:
• April 12 – Riverside
Market in Antwerp
• April 19 – Super Value in
• April 26 – Chief
Supermarket in Paulding
• May 3 – Rhees’ Market in
“We will answer questions
about severe weather and take
suggestions as to how we can
better serve the community,”
said Shaffer.
In addition, on April 16,
there will be a countywide tor-
nado drill at 1 p.m.
“I highly suggest that people
take time to review their own
severe weather plans with their
families and coworkers and
make sure that they have their
disaster kits ready,” said
Shaffer. “They need to know
where they are going to go in
case of severe weather.”
Shaffer said that those hav-
ing cell phones are likely pro-
grammed to receive Nixle
alerting service.
“We use it; the sheriff’s de-
partment uses it, it allows us to
send out a message that the
public needs to know,” Shaffer
said. “In addition to weather,
users can also be alerted to
road closing, accidents and
other emergencies.”
Trailing throughout most
the game, the Ohio stars en-
tered the final period on the
short end of a 52-49 score.
Ohio took its first lead with
2:20 remaining when home-
town favorite, Derek Smalley,
canned a basket to give the
Ohio stars a 69-68 lead.
Smalley scored five points in
the final 90 seconds including
a lay-up with 14 seconds re-
maining to give the Ohio stars
the win.
McElvene, who will attend
the University of Dayton in
the fall and play basketball
for the Flyers, finished with
23 and was named MVP for
Score by Quarters:
Ohio 15 20 14 30—- 79
Indiana 25 14 13 24—- 76
Ohio boys all stars (79): Kauser
(Paulding) 6 3-4 19, Vance (Paulding) 1
0-0 3, Smalley (Antwerp) 3 0-0 7, Etzler
(Crestview) 3 1-1 8, Speice (Wayne
Trace) 1 0-0 2, Williams (Lincolnview) 6
0-0 17, Helm (Crestview) 1 0-0 3,
Wenzlick 1 1-2 3, Bolenbaugh
(Crestview) 5 0-0 11, Harder (Paulding) 3
0-0 6. Totals: 30 5-7 79. Three point
goals: Kauser 4, Vance 1, Smalley 1,
Etzler 1, Williams 5, Helm 1, Bolenbaugh
Indiana boys all stars (76): Campbell
(Churubusco) 3 0-0 7, Reiner (Eastside)
2 0-0 5, Kable (Adams Central) 2 0-0 6,
Black (Adams Central) 3 0-0 6, Derickson
1 0-0 2, Griggs (New Haven) 8 0-0 18,
Baumer (Adams Central) 3 0-0 6,
McElvene (New Haven) 11 0-0 23,
Spangler (Adams Central) 1 1-1 3. Totals:
34 1-1 76. Three point goals: Campbell 1,
Reiner 1, Kable 2, Griggs 2, McElvene 1.
anybody,” commented
Michelle Gawronski, also an
employee. “I’m surprised at
what corporate did.”
Herber said that enthusiasm
for the 2014 Campaign is ex-
tremely high. She noted that
she was happy to recruit Tony
and Kay Langham to lead this
year’s campaign.
“They have such success in
fundraising,” said Herber.
“Their names are very recog-
nizable. That will be a real
plus for us.”
This year’s award winners
• Bronze – Wayne Trace
High School, Paulding High
School National Honor
Society, Paulding County
Hospital, Antwerp Exchange
Bank, LaFarge North America
• Silver – Paulding Eagles,
Paulding County Carnegie
Library, Herbert E. Orr
• Diamond – Paulding
Putnam Electric Co-Op
• Tocqueville – PolyOne.
“The United Way of
Paulding County’s mission is
to improve lives by mobiliz-
ing the caring power of the
community,” said Herber.
“We could not meet the needs
of our residents without your
support. Thank you for mak-
ing an impact in people’s
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Commissioners require EMA director to finish reports
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Antwerp High School hosted the Ohio-Indiana Sport ONE All-Star Basketball Classic games
on Saturday with athletes from all three county schools participating. Pictured is Wayne Trace’s
Devin Wenzlick, who scored three points to help the Ohio team to a 79-76 win over the Hoosier

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By BILL SHERRY • Correspondent
PAULDING – Paulding Village Council met
in regular session on April 7 and heard and ap-
proved a report from village pool manager
Kelly Gaston outlining items related to the up-
coming opening of the Paulding Pool.
Among the items Gaston discussed:
• Opening the pool for Memorial Day
weekend as a kick-start to the 2014 pool sea-
• Getting the painting done so that the pool
can be filled with water two and one half weeks
prior to opening day. Paint the bottom of the
pool a marine blue, which would help collect
heat from the sunlight.
• Investigating getting the pool heater fixed;
many people complained about the water being
too cold.
• There are 17 staff members for 2014 sea-
son; two more guards may be needed but they
still have to go through the training. Of the 17,
13 are guards and four are front desk/conces-
sion workers.
• The plan for the summer is to do at least
three movie nights.
• Pool cleaning days are set for the first
week of May.
Council unanimously suspended the rules,
declared an emergency then unanimously
passed Resolution 1289-14 authorizing a coop-
erative agreement with OWDA for design of
sewer facilities.
Council unanimously voted to support
Resolution 1290-14 urging Ohio voters to sup-
port State Issue 1. State Issue 1 is the renewal
of the state capital improvements program, on
the May 6 ballot.
The utility committee met March 24 as a
committee of the whole. The committee was
informed by Joe Hotz from Jones and Henry,
the engineering firm contracted to engineering
and design of the sewer separation project, that
Phase I will be completed in May, weather per-
The work that is to be completed to finish
Phase I includes grading/seeding, blacktop
patching on cut-outs and downspouts discon-
nected from the old sewers so water will run
out on the ground.
The committee also discussed Phase II of the
sewer separation project and recommended the
• The Village of Paulding will sign an engi-
neering agreement with Jones and Henry for
the design work of Phase II for the sewer sepa-
ration project.
• Phase II be designed to eliminate the in-
stallation of sewer lines west of the intersection
at North Cherry and West Wall Street (these
changes will be in Phase III).
• Water line to be installed on North
Williams Street from Jackson Street to Garfield
Avenue, the cost of the waterline will be incor-
porated in the original loan for Phase II.
• When the design work with modifications
is complete, the engineers will submit a project
cost of Phase II to the village.
Bob Burkley was present, seeking support at
the May 6 primary as he runs for county com-
Paulding Council hears
plans for pool opening
EMA going to local areas
with severe weather concerns
In lieu of flowers, the fam-
ily requests donations may be
made to The Gardens of
Paulding Activity Fund or a
charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be
sent to
ANTWERP – Barbara L.
Panico, 88, of Antwerp,
passed away Sunday, April 6,
at The Gardens of Paulding.
OAKWOOD – Harold E.
McCullough, 82, of Oak-
wood, died at 12:10 p.m.
Thursday, April 3 at Van Wert
Inpatient Hospice Center, Van
Marie Myers, 75, died Friday,
April 4 at Parkview Regional
Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Lola was born on Nov. 23,
1938 in Hicksville, the
daughter of the late Ellary
Tustison and Margaret (Stew-
art) Dotts. On June 18, 1971,
she was united in marriage to
Carl Myers and he preceded
her in death on Nov. 6, 2000.
Lola retired from United
Technologies (Sheller
Globe). She loved going to
the Hicksville Senior Center
and was an avid bingo player.
Lola Mae is survived by
two sons, Ed (Lisa) Rohlof of
Bryan and Jason (Julie)
Myers of Hamler; two daugh-
ters, Kathy Bechtold of Mark
Center and Dianna (Tim)
Shafer of Paulding; six grand-
children; three great-grand-
children; two brothers, RT
Tustison and Roger Tustison;
and five sisters, Janet Marte-
nies, Phyliss Wyrick, Marilyn
Fogle, Vicki Bronne and Bar-
bara Schindler.
She was preceded in death
by two brothers, Junior Tusti-
son and Zach Tustison; and a
sister, Shirley Camp.
A private family gathering
will be held. Smith & Brown
Funeral Home is in charge of
Online condolences may be
shared at www.smithbrown-
Josephine Stoller, age 89,
died at 8:40 a.m. Saturday,
April 5 at the Country Inn En-
hanced Living Center, Pauld-
She was born in Cissna
Park, Ill. on June 15, 1924,
the daughter of Jacob L. and
Sophia Bessie (Farney) Funk.
On Aug. 16, 1964, she mar-
ried Melvin A. Stoller, who
preceded her in death on Feb.
9, 2010. She was previously
employed in the offices of
Caterpillar of Peoria, Ill. and
FMC Corp. of Hoopeston, Ill.
She is survived by two sis-
ters, Iva (Darl) Stoller of
Latty and Melba (Alan) Zim-
merman, Fairbury, Ill.; sis-
ters-in-law, Elizabeth Waters,
Marie (Jack) Moore, Eunice
(Roger) Gerber and Irma
Stoller, all of Paulding,
Lorine (Myron) Hackenjos of
New Haven, Nathalia (Allan)
Getz, Eureka, Ill., and Anna
Grimm, Princeville, Ill.;
many nieces, nephews, great-
nieces, great-nephews, great-
great-nieces and
Irene was preceded in
death by her parents; hus-
band; sister-in-law, Lillian
Eisenmann; and brothers-in-
law: Millard Stoller, Roscoe
Waters, Earl Grimm, Eldon
Steffen and William Eisen-
Funeral services were con-
ducted Tuesday, April 8 at the
Latty Apostolic Christian
Church, Latty. Burial fol-
lowed in the Latty Apostolic
Christian Church Cemetery.
Den Herder Funeral Home,
Paulding, handled arrange-
In lieu of flowers, the fam-
ily requests donations made
to Gateway Woods Children’s
Home, Leo, Ind.; Home for
the Handicap, Morton, Ill.; or
Country Inn Enhanced Living
Center, Paulding.
Online condolences may be
sent to
PAULDING – Alfonse
“Al” Verfaillie, age 87, died
Saturday, April 5 at The Gar-
dens of Paulding, Paulding.
He was born May 18, 1926
in Detroit, the son of Julius
and Mary (Decdok) Verfail-
lie. He was a U.S. Army vet-
eran, serving during WWII.
He retired in 1979 from the
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former Grizzly Manufactur-
ing, Paulding, and was a
member of VFW Post #587.
He is survived by a
nephew, Robert Verfaillie,
and a niece, Deanna (Tom)
Rhonehouse, both of Pauld-
He was preceded in death
by three brothers, Lucien,
Frank and Andrew Verfaillie;
an infant sister, Laura; two
nephews, David and Larry;
and a niece, Virginia.
Funeral services will be
conducted 2 p.m. today, April
9 at Den Herder Funeral
Home, Paulding, with Pastor
Robert Verfaillie officiating.
Burial will be in Live Oak
Cemetery, with military
graveside services accorded
by VFW Post #587.
Visitation will be from 11
a.m. until time of services
The Amish Cook
By: Lovina Eicher
drawers which will probably
be as far as we get this after-
We received a birth an-
nouncement from niece Verena
and husband Melvin. They
were blessed with their first
child after being married 11
years next month. How excit-
ing it must be for them! Little
Micah Dean was born on
March 11. Melvin and Verena
live around 5 miles from here.
We hope to drive over some-
time to meet their precious son.
We also have two wedding
invitations hanging on our re-
frigerator. Congratulations to
Benjamin and Arlene and also
to Devon and Jolene. We wish
both couples God’s richest
blessings to a long and happy
married life together. It’s hard
to believe that Joe and I were
married over 20 years already.
Time has gone so fast and God
has been a great help through
good times and bad.
Tonight are parent/teacher
conferences at the school
which brings the third quarter
to a close. I’m not sure how
many days will be added yet
because of the weather this
winter. Spring break will be
April 7-11. I wish they could
use that week for make-up
The temperature shows 33 de-
grees on our thermometer. That
is 20 degrees warmer than yes-
terday morning. We had a
snow earlier this week, just
enough to cover the ground.
Once the sun came out the
snow didn’t last too long. With
the beginning of April next
week it makes us even more
eager to see warmer weather
My husband Joe and the
boys are hauling manure every
chance they get. The manure
pile was too frozen to start ear-
lier. Church services will be
held here in 5 weeks so it’s
time to get started cleaning up
everywhere. The yard needs to
be raked but it’s still been too
cold to work outside. I’d rather
wait until a warmer day to do
Meanwhile, here in the
house, we are doing odd and
end jobs to start preparing for
spring cleaning. Today, daugh-
ter Verena and I plan to wash
the laundry. Hopefully after
that we can wash off some
walls in the bedrooms upstairs.
The boys bedroom will be the
worst room to clean. I do not
know how they manage to get
disorganized so fast. We want
to start with their closet and
days so school wouldn’t go so
far into June.
I must get started. There is
too much work waiting on me.
Try this pizza, if you like
barbecued chicken, I’m sure
you’ll like this.
4 large boneless chicken
1 medium onion, chopped
2 8-ounce packages of moz-
zarella cheese
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
pizza dough
1 cup chopped green peppers
1 cup chopped ham
prepared mustard
1 cup pizza sauce
2 tablespoons oil
Prepare your favorite pizza
dough. Cut chicken into bite
size pieces and sauté chicken
and onions in oil until chicken
is tender. Place pizza dough in
15x10x1-inch pan. Spread a
thin layer of prepared mustard
on dough. Combine barbecue
and pizza sauce and spread
evenly over mustard. Bake at
375° for about 20 minutes, then
spread chicken, ham, peppers,
and cheese over dough. Bake
another 15 minutes, or until
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PCH will use services of surgeons
from Mercy Defiance Clinic
PAULDING – The Pauld-
ing County Hospital (PCH)
board met April 3 for a
monthly meeting in the Pauld-
ing County Hospital Confer-
ence Room.
Chief Executive Officer
Gary Adkins announced that
effective April 2, Mercy Defi-
ance Clinic general surgeons
will be providing surgical
services at the Paulding
County Hospital.
There will be three general
surgeons coming to Paulding
to perform surgeries and have
consultations in the medical
office building.
The hospital is excited to
enhance local services with
this partnership and feel that
there will be a greater variety
of medical coverage with
three individuals from Mercy
providing surgical services.
Adkins also reported that
the hospital has selected a
new group purchasing organ-
ization and is expected to save
about $45,000 annually with-
out changing supplies.
Due to the hospital’s go-
live date with a new computer
system in June, Family Health
Week has been moved to May
for this year.
Patients have requested
more opportunities to take
part in the reduced fee blood
draws so the health fair has
also been expanded to six
days. A new test for Vitamin D
has been added to the test
menu this year.
Beginning Monday, May 12
and continuing daily to Satur-
day, May 17, blood draws will
be held in the medical office
building. Preregistration pack-
ets are now available for pick
up at your doctor’s office, at
the hospital information desk
or on-line at the PCH website,
Chief Financial Officer Rob
Goshia told the board that
“Meaningful Use” of the Elec-
tronic Health Record is on tar-
get to go live on June 1.
ICD-10 changes have been
pushed back to Oct. 1, 2015.
ICD-10’s are how healthcare
entities code for healthcare
Goshia also reported that
the PCH has experienced sig-
nificant losses in January and
February and a plan has been
submitted to the board to in-
sure hospital profitability. The
month of March 2014 has seen
an increase in volume of serv-
Chief Operating Officer
Randy Ruge reported that the
volume for the new “open
bore” MRI’s continues to in-
crease. PCH has been working
with Parkview nuclear medi-
cine to discuss the feasibility
of performing cardiolite stud-
ies at PCH. Parkview is now
willing to perform those stud-
ies at the Paulding County
Hospital due to equipment in-
Ruge told the board that a
hospital-wide guest relations
program has been started. This
program is presenting ideas on
how to create a better experi-
ence for patients.
A preferred vendor has been
selected in regards to a com-
munity pharmacy 340B pro-
gram. This program should
bring enhancements to the
hospital’s bottom line.
The next meeting is sched-
uled for 6:45 p.m. May 1, in
the conference room.
Area Holy Week services
Next week is Holy Week
and Easter is April 20. Cele-
brate the resurrection of Jesus
Christ and attend the church of
your choice. Special services
will be held the following
Sunday, April 13
The First Presbyterian
Church of Van Wert invites the
public to the third and final
Lenten Vespers program series
with “The Confession Stone –
The Songs of Mary.” It will be
held at 5 p.m. Sunday, April
13, in the sanctuary. Join
Sheila Chilcote-Collins and
David Van Tilburg, in the
presentation of Robert Flem-
ing’s 25-minute song cycle.
After Lenten Vespers, a supper
will be served at 5:30 in the
fellowship hall for all to enjoy.
All activities are free of cost
and everyone is welcome. The
church is located at 110 W.
Crawford St. in Van Wert.
The Grover Hill Area Minis-
terial Association invites every-
one to worship at the
community Holy Week Serv-
ices. These services will be held
as follows:
• Sunday, April 13 – Holy
Week Services start at 7 p.m. at
the Grover Hill Zion UM
Church with the Rev. Joe Fifer
delivering the message.
• Monday, April 14 – Serv-
ices will be at 7 p.m. at the
Roselms Christian Church with
the Rev. Justin Sterrett speak-
Tuesday, April 15 – Holy
Week Services will be at 7 p.m.,
at the Melrose United
Methodist Church with the Rev.
Mike Waldron speaking.
• Wednesday April 16 – Holy
Week Services will be held at
The Mandale Church of Christ
at 7 p.m. Pastor Rick Noggle
will deliver the message.
• Thursday, April 17 – There
will be a celebration of the
Messianic Passover Haggadah
at the Junction Bible Christian
Church in Junction. The Hag-
gadah is scheduled to start at
5:30 p.m. A foot washing will
immediately follow the Hag-
gadah and the evening will cul-
minate with a service of Holy
Communion and the Revs. Jon
Hoagland and Bill Sherry will
deliver the message for the
evening. Please call Rev. C.
Joseph Fifer at the Junction
Bible Christian Church phone
419 393-2671 or email cj-
fifer@gmail.com or Junction-
Bible@copper.net for
• Friday, April 18 – Good
Friday services will be held at
noon at Latty Friends UMC.
Pastor Dave Prior will deliver
the message.
• Friday, April 18 – Holy
Week Services at 7 p.m. with
Ron Johnson delivering the
message at Middle Creek
For more information, call
the Rev. William Sherry at 419-
658-2694 or any of the area
Pastor Terry McDonald and
all the members of Woodburn
United Methodist Church
would like to welcome all to
participate in the Holy Week
• Thursday, April 17 – The
Holy Week services at Wood-
burn United Methodist Church
begin with a Maundy Thursday
Service on Thursday, April 17
at 7 p.m.
• Friday, April 18 – There
will be a Community Good Fri-
day service at 1 p.m. at West-
wood Fellowship Church. This
church is located on Becker
Road in Woodburn.
• Good Friday evening at 7
p.m. there will be a service at
Woodburn Methodist which
will include a Good Friday play
followed by a brief meditation.
The Good Friday play this year
is titled “The Desert” and is
under the direction of Dawn
Patterson. There will be no ad-
mission charge, but donations,
which will be used to support
the summer mission project of
our church, would be appreci-
• Sunday, April 20 – On
Easter Sunday, there will be a
Sunrise Easter Cantata at 7 a.m.
The cantata is “The Day He
Wore My Crown.” The cantata
will be followed by an Easter
breakfast at 8 a.m. in the fel-
lowship hall provided by the
United Methodist Men and an
Easter egg hunt for the children.
There will be a free-will dona-
tion for the breakfast. The tra-
ditional Easter service will be
held at 9 a.m. and will also have
communion that is open to all.
Woodburn United Methodist
Church is located on 4300
Becker Road behind the
Marathon Service Station in
Note: More Holy Week,
Good friday and Easter serv-
ices to be announced in next
weeks Paulding County
National Library Week April 13-19
Happiness is… your
public library
PAULDING – The Paulding
County Carnegie Library sys-
tem will be celebrating Na-
tional Library Week with the
theme of “Happiness is ...
Your Public Library” the week
of April 14. Each year, during
the third full week of April,
public libraries throughout the
United States celebrate what is
great about America’s public
“It has been a long, cold
winter,” shares Susan Pieper,
library director. “We have
watched as people visited their
public library trekking
through the snow and the cold
and entering with frowns on
their faces. But, they left
happy; with books, movies,
magazines and other free li-
brary materials. Their children
left happy after attending fun
story times or choosing books
or movies to watch at home.”
This led Pieper to decide to
rethink the traditional National
Library Week theme to some-
thing she witnessed over and
over at Paulding County’s li-
brary locations – “Happiness.”
“Happiness is more than
smile at the library – it is a
state of mind. Imagine if you
lived in a third-world nation
with no access to free books,
movies, magazines, newspa-
pers, etc.,” Pieper said.
“Now, imagine someone all
of a sudden told you that you
could visit a building and bor-
row a new book, movie, mag-
azine, use a computer, attend a
story time and more for free?
You would be ‘happy.’
“It makes our library team
‘happy’ to be able to provide
quality library materials and
services to the citizens. Visit
any library location any time
and leave ‘happy.’”
Events are planned sys-
temwide during this fun week,
including the following:
• The Teen Department at
the main library will be host-
ing a “Scrabble Night” at 6
p.m. Tuesday, April 15.
• The Bookmobile will be
celebrating National Bookmo-
bile Day from 4-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 16.
• The Payne Branch Library
will be hosting a spring party
from 2-5 p.m. on Thursday,
April 17.
4A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Property Transfers
Common Pleas
The Agora Coffee House,
at The Agora on Waldo’s Hill,
Antwerp; coffee house/gift
Amber Combs, dba Amber
Comb’s Massage Therapy,
Antwerp; massage therapy.
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a public forum through “FORUM Reader
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change ideas on any topic of public
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We also reserve the right to verify state-
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The opinions stated are those of the
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the office, 113 S. Williams St. The deadline
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Proven track
record for grant
Dear Editor,
I read an interesting candi-
date profile in the Defiance
Crescent-News, where a can-
didate wants to use Colum-
bus and Washington, D.C. to
write, lobby and secure
grants for Paulding County. I
am not sure if this is noble,
legal or just far-reaching. I
thought that after (3-1/2)
years in office, this grant
talk would already have
taken place.
As a township trustee in
Jackson Township for more
than 14 years, I have written
16 grants for culvert replace-
ments and road reconstruc-
tion, and have been awarded
14 of these grants for a total
over $104,000. I sure never
asked Columbus or Wash-
ington, D.C. for any secured
grant. Or, would I really
want to take a chance of the
grant being turned into a
porked-up project.
As for my employment at
the Paulding Soil and Water
Conservation District, I have
written two grants for park
improvements and have
been awarded both grants for
a total of $29,986. I also
have written nine grants for
my educational programs
and have been awarded
seven of those for a total of
Through the thoughtful-
ness of our local citizens,
more than $9,000 has been
raised from private dona-
tions to secure that the Black
Swamp Nature Center park
continues improving.
The bottom line is simply
this: you can talk about
grants or you can be the per-
son who writes them. I have
a proven track record of
writing the grants and secur-
ing them for our citizens.
And I sure don’t need to
compromise my ethics to se-
cure monies that may possi-
bly be regrettable for the
citizens of this county.
Mark Holtsberry
Don Smith was the speaker at the Paulding Kiwanis Club.
Smith, from Continental, is retired, and he and his wife spend
their time raising money for children with Type 1 diabetes. The
way he raises money is quite unusual – he swims. Smith, who
is in his 70s, started with swimming one mile then increased it
to two miles and now he is swimming three miles. The Smiths
have raised over $25,000 in just 3 months. Cindy Wilson was
program chairman.
The term “et al.” refers to and others; “et vir.,” and husband; “et ux.,” and
Auglaize Township
Darrel L. Phillips, trustee to Shirley Spain; Sec. 30, 45.6
acres. Fiduciary deed.
Shawn G. and Amanda Pollock to Gregory L. Pollock Life
Estate, et al.; Sec. 19, 74.442 acres. Quit claim.
Brown Township
Dane C. Budd, dec. to Lonnie D. Budd; Lot 9, Keck’s Wood
View Estate Subdivision, 0.48 acre. Affidavit.
Lonnie D. Budd to Lonnie D. and Rhonda Budd; Lot 9,
Keck’s Wood View Estate Subdivision, 0.48 acre. Survivor-
ship deed.
Emerald Township
Shawn G. and Amanda Pollock to Gregory L. Pollock Life
Estate, et al.; Sec. 27, 160 acres. Quit claim.
Harrison Township
William O. and Mary C. Gonya, trustees of SHJ Estates to
William O. and Mary C. Gonya; Sec. 31, 1.5 acres. Quit claim.
Paulding Township
Timothy J. Schlegel, et al. to Tyne H. Schlegel; Lots 6 and
7, Noneman’s Melody Acres Allotment, 0.82 acre. Quit claim.
Antwerp Village
Larry and Nancy J. Coxen to Jeffrey S. Hitzeman; Lot 20,
Maumee Timber First Addition, 0.138 acre and Sec. 28, 0.445
acre. Warranty deed.
Melrose Village
Matthew L. Lloyd to Tammy L. Dotson; Sec. 32, 3.78 acres.
Warranty deed.
Oakwood Village
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Helen J. Winchester,
et al.; Lot 9, Mead’s Subdivision, 0.17 acre. Certificate of
Paulding Village
Robert P. and Gretchen A. Noneman, trustee to Five Star
RG Properties, LLC; partial Lots 167 and 174, 0.067 acre; Lot
168, 0.134 acre and partial Lots 179 and 190, 0.133 acre. Quit
Payne Village
Carol J. Grindstaff and Alan Grindstaff to Austin Tyler
Scheiner; Lot 22, Townline Acres Addition, 0.26 acre. War-
ranty deed.
Civil Docket
The term “et al.” refers to and others; “et vir.,”
and husband; “et ux.,” and wife.
Paulding County Treasurer, Paulding
vs. David O. Schlatman and his un-
known spouse if any, Grover Hill and
Bank One N.A., Columbus and Capital
One Bank, Cincinnati. Foreclosure of
real property tax.
Paulding County Treasurer, Paulding
vs. Edward J. Beard, Oakwood and An-
gela D. Beard, Oakwood and Ohio De-
partment of Taxation, Columbus.
Foreclosure of real property tax.
Timothy R.K. Schnepp, Paulding vs.
Karri R. Schnepp, Van Wert. Divorce.
Sue Ann Jordan, Antwerp vs. Steven
Jim Jordan, Defiance. Divorce.
Paulding County Treasurer, Paulding
vs. Charles L. Bernard and his unknown
spouse if any, Payne and Midland Fund-
ing LLC, San Diego. Foreclosure of real
property tax.
Zachary Lambert, Payne vs. Dustin
Swanson, Paulding and Geico, Macon,
Ga. Personal injury.
Asset Acceptance LLC, address un-
available vs. Gary Leggitt, address un-
available. Money only.
Civil Docket Concluded
Aaron T. Starbuck, Paulding vs. Holly
L. Starbuck, Defiance. Divorce granted.
Thomas A. Pessefall, Paulding vs.
Katherine R. Pessefall, Paulding. Di-
vorce dismissed.
Ron T. Cupp, Defiance vs. Tamara S.
Cupp, Defiance. Divorce granted.
Scott M. VanVlerah, Defiance vs.
Amy J. VanVlerah, Defiance. Divorce
Bobby L. Evans, Defiance vs. Britany
M. Moore, Oakwood. Divorce granted.
In the matter of: Wesley M. Brigner,
Payne and Tracy A. Brigner, Payne. Dis-
solution of marriage granted.
In the matter of: Sara R. Grant, Defi-
ance and Christopher T. Grant, Defiance.
Dissolution of marriage granted.
In the matter of: Emmett Klein, Oak-
wood and Tamara S. Klein, Oakwood.
Dissolution of marriage granted.
Ronald W. Stahl, Oakwood and Ellen
Stahl, Oakwood vs. Walter Mansfield,
Grover Hill and Nationwide Mutual In-
surance Company, Columbus and John
Does 1-10, names and addresses un-
known. Personal injury, dismissed with-
out prejudice.
Bank of America N.A., Fort Worth vs.
Charles L. Davis, Cecil and Eva E.
Davis, Cecil and unknown tenant, Cecil
and Paulding County Treasurer, Pauld-
ing. Foreclosures, dismissed without
Paulding County Treasurer, Paulding
vs. Lori J. Jackson and Sherry A. Svec,
co-executrix of Betty E. Simpson Estate,
both of Cecil and unknown spouse of
Betty E. Simpson, Cecil and Pinnacle
Credit Services LLC, Columbus and
Discovery Bank, New Albany and Ap-
plied Card Bank, Cleveland and Roger
L. Simpson and his unknown spouse,
Cecil. Foreclosures, order of sale re-
turned with no bids; property forfeited to
the State.
Fifth Third Mortgage Company,
Cincinnati vs. Chad E. Critten and his
unknown spouse if any, Grover Hill and
Tracy L. Critten and her unknown
spouse if any, Van Wert and Larry E.
Hall, Defiance. Foreclosures, dismissed.
The State Bank and Trust Company,
Defiance vs. Carl S. Sherry, executor
Douglas R. Sherry Estate, Oakwood and
Michelle R. Sherry, Oakwood and
Paulding County Treasurer, Paulding.
Foreclosures, dismissed without preju-
First National Bank of America, East
Lansing, Mich. vs. Joshua L. Collins,
Oakwood and Tina M. Collins, Oak-
wood and unknown occupant, Oakwood
and Paulding County Treasurer, Pauld-
ing. Foreclosures, dismissed without
Residential Credit Solutions Inc., Fort
Worth vs. Timothy J. Fifer and his un-
known spouse if any, Morenci, Mich.
Foreclosures, Sheriff’s sale confirmed
and proceeds distributed.
Paulding County Treasurer, Paulding
vs. Roger L. Simpson and his unknown
spouse, Cecil and Pinnacle Credit Serv-
ices LLC, Columbus and Discovery
Bank, New Albany and Applied Card
Bank, Cleveland. Foreclosure of real
property tax, property forfeited to the
BMO Harris Bank N.A., Milwaukee
vs. Virgil C. Rogers, Lapel, Ind. and Toni
L. Rogers, Lapel, Ind. and Paulding
County Treasurer, Paulding. Foreclo-
sures, Sheriff’s sale confirmed and pro-
ceeds distributed.
Weather report weekly summary as recorded at Paulding Village’s water treatment plant
Observations recorded for the 24 hours ending at 7:30 a.m. on the morning of:
24-HOUR AMOUNTS Snow/Ice on
DATE HIGH LOW Rain-Melted snow Snow-Ice the ground
April 1 62 32 0.02” -0- -0-
April 2 57 38 -0- -0- -0-
April 3 60 37 0.07” -0- -0-
April 4 37 33 1.47” -0- -0-
April 5 50 32 -0- -0- -0
April 6 52 29 -0- -0- -0-
April 7 55 29 -0- -0- -0-
Paulding Police
Friday, March 21
11:30 a.m. An incident in-
volving two individuals at a
location on South Main Street
was investigated.
12:50 p.m. Paulding High
School officials reported a
drug transaction took place
between two males. A pickup
order was secured.
1:50 p.m. Report that
someone had used another’s
bank account to pay a bill is
under investigation on North
Summit Street.
2 p.m. Issues with a juve-
nile and a 20-year-old were
looked into on West Wayne
Street. The matter remains
under investigation.
2:53 p.m. Possible viola-
tion of a restraining order was
investigated on North Water
Street. A subject was con-
6 p.m. Paulding County
Hospital ER staff requested
an officer to standby for an
unruly patient. No incident
7:35 p.m. Family distur-
bance was looked into on
East Wayne Street.
8:35 p.m. Officers handled
a family disturbance on North
Williams Street.
Saturday, March 22
10:02 a.m. North Williams
Street business alarm
sounded. Officers were told
to disregard.
10:27 a.m. Backing mishap
was documented on East
Perry Street.
Sunday, March 23
12:15 p.m. A business
alarm on North Williams
Street was unfounded.
12:19 p.m. Family distur-
bance was handled on West
Jackson Street.
3:58 p.m. Officers investi-
gated a family disturbance on
North Williams Street.
Monday, March 24
10:20 a.m. Business alarm
sounding from North
Williams Street was deemed
4:40 p.m. Damage to a
house on North Main Street
was reported. It looked like a
vehicle had struck it.
9:20 p.m. Car/deer accident
on West Wayne Street was
10:05 p.m. Officers as-
sisted deputies with the arrest
of Luis Hedricks on a felony
pickup order from Van Wert
10:20 p.m. Neighbor prob-
lems involving a barking dog
were looked into at Whisper-
ing Pines.
Tuesday, March 25
5 a.m. Junk notices were
delivered to locations on East
Caroline Street and Flat Rock
7:20 a.m. Family distur-
bance was handled on South
Williams Street.
4 p.m. Juvenile missing
from West Harrison Street
was located.
9:50 p.m. Neighbor prob-
lems on Bryan’s Alley were
Wednesday, March 26
12:03 a.m. Family distur-
bance was handled on South
Williams Street.
11:03 a.m. Open burning
was reported on Flat Rock
Drive. A subject was warned.
4:43 p.m. Neighbor prob-
lems on Kay Street were
looked into.
Thursday, March 27
9:04 a.m. Juvenile matters
were handled on Emerald
8:10 p.m. Officers handled
neighbor problems involving
loud music on Flat Rock
11:59 p.m. Loud music
complaint came in about a
West Perry Street location.
Friday, March 28
3:50 p.m. A four-wheeler
was seen operating on Nancy
Street. Officers were unable
to locate it.
Saturday, March 29
1:50 a.m. Officers assisted
Post 81 with a BAC test.
2:43 a.m. While patrolling,
officers located two male ju-
veniles walking along Grant
Street. They admitted to
drinking and their parents
were notified.
9:48 p.m. Harassment by
texts was the complaint from
West Wayne Street. Subjects
were told not to contact one
Sunday, March 30
12:10 a.m. Fraudulent ac-
tivity on a credit card was re-
ported from North Cherry
Street. Case is under investi-
1:52 a.m. Officers were as-
sisted by four deputies inves-
tigating a party where
approximately 10 underage
persons were being served al-
coholic beverages. The initial
complaint concerned yelling
in the neighborhood.
10:19 a.m. Family distur-
bance was investigated on
West Perry Street.
2:35 p.m. Items were re-
ported missing from a barn on
East Baldwin Street including
a lawn mower, a snowblower
and tools. The case is under
5 p.m. A couple walking
along Klingler Road told of-
ficers a vehicle swerved at
them. The matter is under in-
6:35 p.m. People were seen
using a dumpster that was not
theirs on East Perry Street.
They were told to remove all
the items they had deposited
in the receptacle.
Monday, March 31
Noon. An xBox 360 with
its cords and controls were re-
ported missing from West
Perry Street.
5:02 p.m. Income tax scam
was reported from East
Wayne Street.
7:56 p.m. Officers discov-
ered a pit bull running loose
had jumped the fence. Own-
ers were warned.
Tuesday, April 1
4:50 a.m. A Helen Street
resident told officers they saw
a male crawling between ve-
hicles in the area. Officers
were unable to locate the sub-
10:29 a.m. Over 100 pills
were reported missing from a
South Cherry Street location.
4:15 p.m. Paulding Post
Office requested a female
subject be barred from the
building following an earlier
7:25 p.m. Dog complaint
was lodged from West Wayne
7:43 p.m. Suspicious activ-
ity was noted on North
Williams Street.
10:01 p.m. Unwanted per-
son complaint was handled
on West Jackson Street.
11:02 p.m. Business alarm
sounded on North Williams
Wednesday, April 2
9:07 a.m. Twelve bags and
a box full of trash were found
at Paulding Ponds on West
Caroline Street.
5:20 p.m. Unruly juvenile
complaint came in from
Nancy Street.
6 p.m. Damage to a vehicle
was reported during a fight
between a couple on South
DeWitt Street. Charges may
be pending.
6:42 p.m. Stray dog was re-
ported on Emerald Road. The
owner was located and the
dog returned.
6:55 p.m. Kids with BB
guns at Whispering Pines
were warned there is no
shooting in town.
Thursday, April 3
2:20 p.m. Paulding Ele-
mentary School officials re-
quested an officer to speak
with a student who had struck
a teacher.
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Paulding County Progress - 5A

For the Record
It is the policy of the Paulding County Progress to pub-
lish public records as they are reported or released by var-
ious agencies. Names appearing in “For the Record” are
published without exception, to preserve the fairness and
impartiality of the Progress and as a news service to our
In My Opinion
The saga of the
tomato hornworm
Late last summer as I harvested a bumper crop of tomatoes
I noticed several tomatoes and the leaves of the plant had
been partially eaten. Upon closer examination, I noticed, or
should I say I was startled by, several large green worms
feasting on my tomato plants. I found that my moth identifi-
cation book called these worms the tomato hornworm be-
cause of the large, horn-like
growth at the rear of its body
and noted that the tomato
hornworms are a common
large caterpillar that defoli-
ates tomato plants. Their
large size (3-4 inches long)
and voracious appetite allows
them to strip a tomato plant
of foliage in a short period of
time, so they frequently catch gardeners by surprise.
I took one of these monster worms to church the next Sun-
day. I used it for my children’s message about things God has
made that we don’t often see. One young lady was fascinated
with this monster worm, played with the worm and asked if
she could take it home. I had brought some extra tomato
leaves and we talked briefly after church about putting a cou-
ple inches of dirt in the bottom of the gallon jar and feeding
the monster tomato hornworm until it didn’t want any more
to eat.
The next Sunday, the young lady brought the jar back and
informed me that the worm had stopped eating and that she
could not see it any more. That’s because the tomato worm
had borrowed under the soil and had formed a pupa. This is
how the tomato hornworm pupa will remain until winter is
over. I put the jar with the tomato hornworm pupa and buried
in about 2 inches of garden soil in my unheated garage for
the winter. This morning I was reminded that winter is al-
most over and something is about to happen.
I retrieved the jar from the garage this afternoon and the
pupa is still buried in the garden soil inside the jar. It’s time
to bring the jar out of the garage and expose it to some of the
upcoming springlike weather
and give the tomato horn-
worm a chance at changing
from the ugly worm and
pupal stage of life into a
beautiful sphinx moth that
loves to sip on the nectar of
the spring flowers as it pre-
pares to lay eggs on my
tomato plants later in the
In my opinion, the eggs
will hatch and later in the
summer I will find a some
large green worms eating my
tomato plants again this year.
I do hope to see you in
church this Sunday; we need
to talk because we have something in common.
William W. Sherry is a correspondent for the Paulding
County Progress.
The opinions stated are those of the writer, and do not nec-
essarily reflect that of the newspaper.
In My
Continued from Page 4A
Sheriff’s Report
Paulding County Treasurer, Paulding
vs. Matthew D. Parks, Oakwood and
Tonya Parks, Oakwood and Jerry
Rucker, Oakwood and Novastar Mort-
gage Inc., Columbus and Citimortgage
Inc., O’Fallon, Mo. and Ohio Depart-
ment of Taxation, Columbus and Capital
One Bank (USA) N.A., Richmond, Va.
Foreclosure of real property tax, prop-
erty forfeited to the State.
Paulding County Commissioners, Pauld-
ing vs. TDM3 Ltd., Antwerp and Louis A.
Lengacher, Woodburn and Mary L.
Lengacher, Woodburn and The United
States of America, US Attorney General,
Washington, D.C. and The United State of
America, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Toledo.
Foreclosures, Sheriff’s sale confirmed and
proceeds distributed.
Antwerp Insurance Agency Inc.,
Antwerp vs. Tri-State Solarcrete LLC,
Antwerp and Donald J. Oberlin, Payne.
Money only, satisfaction of judgment filed.
Green Tree Servicing LLC, St. Paul,
Minn. vs. Douglas G. Carnahan, Oakwood
and Dianna L. Carnahan, Defiance. Re-
plevin, dismissed.
Duey Schoenauer, Payne vs. Rick Jones,
Payne and Shelley Jones, Payne. Defama-
tion of character, ordered that the defen-
dants are liable for defamation per se. Plain-
tiff is entitled to recover from defendants
joint and severaly $20,000 in punitive dam-
ages, $11,310 for attorney fees and
$2,824.92 for compensatory damages for a
total of $34,134.92 plus interest. Costs are
to be paid equally by the defendants.
Marriage Licenses
Administration Docket
Criminal Docket
Melinda E. Gonzales, 29, of Paulding,
will appear for a pretrial conference for her
forgery (F5) charge April 7 with a jury trial
set for May 13.
Eric D. Mason, 24, of Paulding, recently
had a pretrial conference set for April 7 with
a June 3 jury trial date to follow. He is
charged with forgery (F5).
Holly A. May, 28, of Melrose, was
granted a furlough from incarceration on
March 13 on the conditions of not entering
establishments where alcoholic beverages
are served, and not possessing or consum-
ing drugs or alcohol. On March 26 her
community control sanctions were revoked
due to a violation. She was ordered to serve
17 months in the Ohio Department of Re-
habilitation and Correction for theft (F4)
with credit for 114 days served. She must
also pay court costs.
Augustine A. Barajas, 25, of Paulding,
was granted judicial release from prison
with the remainder of his sentence for ag-
gravated assault (F4) was suspended. He
was ordered to serve four years community
control sanctions on standard conditions
plus complete WORTH Center’s program,
comply with drug and alcohol restrictions,
undergo substance abuse evaluation and
treatment, submit to random tests, seek and
maintain employment, and pay costs of
Jeffery C. Contreraz, 45, of Paulding, had
his community control sanctions continued
after a motion to have them revoked. Special
condition of the continuation is that he com-
plete the WORTH Center program begin-
ning March 28. He received credit for 184
days served. He was sentenced to four years
community control when he received judi-
cial release from prison in January 2013. His
prison sentence was for felony DWI (F3) in
August 2012.
Saturday, March 29
12:33 p.m. Pamela Sue
Feasby, 62, of Antwerp, was
cited for failure to control fol-
lowing a single-vehicle acci-
dent on Road 144 west of Road
97 in Paulding Township. She
was driving west in a 2002
Mercury Mountaineer minivan
when reports say she lost con-
trol, veered off the right into a
utility pole before coming to
rest in a field. The vehicle was
disabled and towed. Feasby
was not hurt.
6:32 p.m. Gregory L. Neer,
49, of Paulding, was cited for
failure to control after a single-
car crash on Road 115 south of
Ohio 111 in Emerald Township.
He was southbound in a 2006
Chevy 300 when a dog ran into
his path. Reports say he went
off the west side of the road,
overcorrected then went off the
east side into a mailbox. Dam-
age to the car was functional.
He was not injured.
Wednesday, March 26
9:56 p.m. Deputies were
called to Oakwood to assist
with an unwanted subject.
10:50 p.m. Scott EMS and
the coroner were called to Road
79 in Blue Creek Township
when a caller reported their
spouse had passed away. Three
deputies also reported to the
Thursday, March 27
4:59 a.m. A car/deer collision
on Ohio 613 west of Road 100
in Jackson Township was doc-
9:09 a.m. Deputies arrested
Phillip Koenn.
10:17 a.m. Dog complaint
came in from South Main
Street in Payne.
10:29 a.m. Report of a fe-
male screaming on East Or-
chard in Payne was looked into.
Caller said a male left the area
on foot.
2:16 p.m. Two Payne fire
units responded to an open
burning complaint along State
Line Road. They were there
less than five minutes.
3:04 p.m. Theft was investi-
gated on Ohio 114 west of Hav-
4:29 p.m. Deputies assisted
with an unwanted subject in
Grover Hill.
5:07 p.m. Post 81 requested
an EMS squad on US 127 in
Jackson Township.
7:16 p.m. Dog complaint
came in from West Perry Street
in Paulding.
Friday, March 28
12:45 a.m. Defiance County
Sheriff’s office advised they
had Christie Pasek in custody
on a Paulding County warrant.
6:03 a.m. Deputies docu-
mented a car/ deer crash on
Ohio 49 south of Payne in Ben-
ton Township.
9:05 a.m. Theft of gas was
investigated in Melrose.
11:36 p.m. Theft of gas was
reported from Haviland.
12:14 p.m. Threatening texts
allegedly were received by a
Washington Township resident
of Ohio 114.
1:21 p.m. Deputies arrested
Scott Meyer.
2:27 p.m. An out-of-state
caller advised of possible child
4:27 p.m. Assistance was
given Payne police with an un-
ruly juvenile call.
4:53 p.m. A car/deer accident
was handled on Ohio 49 in Ben-
ton Township.
7:43 p.m. An Auglaize Town-
ship resident of Road 153 told
deputies she heard a loud explo-
8:27 p.m. A deputy advised of
a drug possession complaint in
Grover Hill.
8:59 p.m. K-9 was deployed
in Melrose.
10:02 p.m. Dog complaint
was handled in Oakwood.
10:11 p.m. Positive K-9 alert
was indicated at the intersection
of Ohio 613 and Road 171 in
Brown Township.
10:37 p.m. Deputies arrested
a subject at the above location.
Saturday, March 29
2:09 a.m. The K-9 unit was
deployed at a traffic stop at Car-
oline and Dix streets in Pauld-
2:42 p.m. Business alarm on
Maple in Payne was deemed un-
9:05 p.m. Virgil Lee was ar-
rested on a warrant from Bowl-
ing Green.
9:07 p.m. Dog complaint
came in from East Merrin Street
in Payne.
9:58 p.m. The K-9 unit was
deployed on North Walnut
Street in Paulding.
11:48 p.m. Deputies assisted
Paulding police with an animal
Sunday, March 30
2:15 a.m. Deputies assisted
Paulding police with an investi-
gation of an underage party on
North Williams Street.
2:57 a.m. A car/deer crash on
Road 138 east of Road 117 in
Jackson Township was handled.
3:47 p.m. Dog bite complaint
was investigated on East Wayne
Street in Paulding.
4:48 p.m. Neighbor problems
involving juveniles were re-
ported in Payne.
6:26 p.m. Suspicious vehicle
was seen at a business on Ohio
49 in Carryall Township.
Monday, March 31
10:23 a.m. Telephone harass-
ment was looked into on Road
250A in Carryall Township.
10:27 a.m. Deputies were
called to a domestic complaint
in Oakwood.
1:12 p.m. One Paulding fire
unit and the EMS responded to
a house fire on Nancy Street in
Paulding for about five minutes.
1:48 p.m. Defiance County
Sheriff’s office advised of a shed
fire on Road 230 in Carryall
Township. Two Antwerp and
two Cecil/Crane fire units and
the Antwerp EMS responded.
They were on scene about 45
2:52 p.m. Identity theft was
reported from Road 70 in Ben-
ton Township.
3:22 p.m. Three Grover Hill
and two Oakwood fire units re-
sponded to a corn stubble field
fire along with Grover Hill
EMS. They were there less than
an hour.
4:16 p.m. Three Auglaize fire
units and the Oakwood EMS
were on the scene of a field fire
on Ohio 66 for more than 10
6:51 p.m. Dog complaint
came in from Latty Village.
Tuesday, April 1
4:57 p.m. Six bags of trash
were found along Coffin Road.
5:39 p.m. Suspicious vehicle
was seen on the State Line Road
in Benton Township.
5:56 p.m. Deputies assisted
Payne police with a transporta-
tion issue.
9:47 p.m. An old theft com-
plaint from the Antwerp area
was revisited.
10:09 p.m. Deputies assisted
a Grover Hill resident with an
unwanted subject.
11:02 p.m. A car/deer colli-
sion on Road 424 west of US
127 in Crane Township was
Wednesday, April 2
7:54 a.m. Deputies responded
to an alarm on Ohio 49 in Harri-
son Township.
8:27 a.m. Three Grover Hill
fire units responded to a car fire
on Road 72 in Latty Township.
They were there an hour.
1:07 p.m. Commercial fire
alarm sounded in Payne. The
fire department was on scene
less than 30 minutes.
2:06 p.m. Deputies responded
to a domestic complaint in Hav-
2:36 p.m. Two Paulding fire
units and the EMS were called
to Bowman Road in Jackson
Township for a field fire. They
were there less than 10 minutes.
3:20 p.m. A ditch fire on Road
106 in Paulding Township
brought two Paulding fire units
and the EMS to the scene for
more than 20 minutes.
3:39 p.m. Deputies investi-
gated a motor vehicle accident
on Road 184 in Auglaize Town-
ship. No further information was
4:09 p.m. Stolen identity was
reported from Grover Hill.
4:18 p.m. Suspicious vehicle
was seen on Road 60 in Benton
5 p.m. Three Grover Hill fire
and the EMS responded to a
field fire on Ohio 114 in Wash-
ington Township.
6:23 p.m. Five Cecil/Crane
fire units and four Paulding fire
units plus the EMS responded to
a woods fire on Road 232 in
Emerald Township. They were
there up to an hour.
10:15 p.m. Deputies were
called for a domestic dispute on
Road 424 in Crane Township.
9:45 p.m. Breaking and enter-
ing was investigated on Ohio
637 in Auglaize Township.
Thursday, April 3
7:36 a.m. An alarm sounded
at a North Main Street location
in Payne.
County Court
Civil Docket:
Credit Adjustments Inc.,
Defiance vs. Tina Larry,
Paulding. Money only, satis-
Credit Adjustments Inc.,
Defiance vs. Stephanie A.
Kruse, Paulding. Small
claims, satisfied.
Charlene Grant, Defiance
vs. Gene Halker, Elida. Evic-
tions, judgment for the plain-
tiff in the sum of $3,700.
Credit Adjustments Inc.,
Defiance vs. Timothy W.
Smith, Antwerp and Brandy
R. Smith, Antwerp. Small
claims, judgment for the
plaintiff in the sum of
Sarah J. Mowery DDS Inc.,
Antwerp vs. Barry Hook,
Antwerp and Samantha
Hook, Urbana. Small claims,
judgment for the plaintiff and
Samantha Hook in the sum of
Credit Adjustments Inc.,
Defiance vs. Suzanna N. Lib-
storff, Paulding. Small
claims, satisfied.
William S. Bricker DDS,
Inc., Antwerp vs. Mary A.
Porter, Paulding. Small
claims, satisfied.
Credit Adjustments Inc.,
Defiance vs. Christina M.
Steele, Paulding. Small
claims, satisfied.
Midland Funding LLC,
San Diego vs. Maria Gonza-
lez-Major, Antwerp. Other
action, satisfied.
Midland Funding LLC,
San Diego vs. Breck Adams,
Oakwood. Other action, judg-
ment for the plaintiff in the
sum of $1,768.04.
Credit Adjustments Inc.,
Defiance vs. Sara J. Sutton,
Paulding and Nathan Sutton,
Paulding. Small claims, satis-
Credit Adjustments Inc.,
Defiance vs. Jonathon
Leatherman, Oakwood.
Small claims, judgment for
the plaintiff in the sum of
Credit Adjustments Inc.,
Defiance vs. Neil T. Ha-
nenkratt, Oakwood. Small
claims, judgment for the
plaintiff in the sum of
Credit Adjustments Inc.,
Defiance vs. Julie McCloud,
Cecil and Raymond D. Mc-
Cloud, Cecil. Small claims,
Credit Adjustments Inc.,
Defiance vs. James F. Myers,
Paulding. Small claims, judg-
ment for the plaintiff in the
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6A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, April 9, 2014
April 12 – Glenn and
Gladys Detmon.
April 13 – John and Lola
Larson, Bill and Cindy
April 14 – Jim “Casey” and
Kate Clark, Brian and Gina
April 16 – Dennis and Lisa
Recker, Tom and Rita Ricica.
April 17 – Mike and Deb
Mericle, Charles and Kristina
April 18 – Coe and Pat
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please call our office at 419-399-
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P.O. Box 180, Paulding.)
April 12 – Michael Bauer,
Gladys Detmon, Trent M.
Estle, Tony Garza, Leah Gun-
derman, Delmar Stoller,
Brendan Weidenhamer.
April 13 – Eric Flint, Do-
lores Gonzales, Mike Lamb,
Jose Lopez, Jerod Porter, Bill
April 14 – Randi Baker,
Fredia Coleman, Conner
Davis, Daisy Dix, Steve
Fuller, Bernard Myles, Eliza-
beth Paulus, Kenneth J.
Santo, Erma Strahley.
April 15 – Irene Andrews,
Brooke-Lyn Ankney, Michael
Bauer, Jerry Christo, Frieda
Coleman, Margaret Smith,
Zachary Wannemacher,
Lewis E. Weaver Jr.
April 16 – Mitch Doctor,
Brenda L. Edwards, Colleen
Fulk, Hayley Fulk, Judy A.
Karolyi, Rich Perl, John
Weippert, Spencer Wilhelm.
April 17 – Tony Adams,
Sophia English, Brianna
Estle, Marsha Shrider, Erma
April 18 – Destynee
Carlisle, Susan Clemens,
Kaleb Kelly, Scott McIntosh,
Lewis Renollet, Rose
Wayne Trace honor Roll
Wayne Trace Junior
High/High School honor roll
for the third nine weeks:
4.00 – Madison McClure,
Mackenzie Haney, Haley Lin-
der, Rachael Kreischer, Sylvia
Young, Madeline Baumle,
Janelle Johnson, Matthew
Klopfenstein, Madison Poling,
Kendall Germann, Jared
Sherry, Treanna Bidlack,
Brock Worden, Libby Stabler
3.67-4.0 – Abigail Shep-
herd, Jacob Gerber, Sean
Durre, Austin Conlon, Wesley
Goings, Brenda Feasby, Logan
3.3-3.66 – Janey Janka,
Colby Speice, Aaron Stoller,
Katelynn Back, Matthew
Lambert, Alexis Flores, Arlen
3.0-3.29 – Alec Kuhn,
Emily Mohr, Jordan Elick,
Emilie Linder, Brooke Wilcox,
Amber Combs, Andrew Lud-
wig, Dustin Taylor
4.00 – Blair Baumle, Hank
Sinn, Isaiah Ross, Addison
3.67-4.0 – Jehane Hoagland,
Hunter Martin, Rebecca Ham-
rick, Jacob Dingus, James
Weaver, Sarah Young, Kayla
Zuber, Erin Jewell
3.3-3.66 – Latasha Rivera,
Jacob Arend, Cassidy Hilkey,
Nicholas Mansfield, Haley
3.0-3.29 – Leah Sinn,
Corbin Linder, Matthew Bax-
ter, Lynn Wells, Kayla Dilling,
Molly Crosby, Denver
Burkley, Elizabeth Brown
4.00 – Hollie Wannemacher,
Victoria Ryan, Brianna Sinn,
Estie Sinn, Scott Wenninger,
Shayna Temple, Taryn Homier
3.67-4.0 – Jayson Nowak,
Cole Shepherd, Mikayla An-
derson, Stacy Flint, Sydney
3.3-3.66 – Sydney Critten,
Erin Mohr, Christopher Davis,
Nicholas Durre, Carley
Wright, Nathanael Roop, Jes-
sica Offerle, Corey Davis,
Noah Stoller, Emilee Colgan
3.0-3.29 – Alec Vest, Jake
Baksa, Kenzie Clemens, Arlyn
Cooper, Brenna Baker
Zachary Sinn, Michaela Harris
4.00 – Brooke Lelonek,
Emil Stoller, Brady Stabler
3.67-4.0 – Ethan Dunham,
Korene Shelton
3.3-3.66 – Sarah Dyson,
Daniel Sinn, Danae Myers,
Noah Ryan, Joseph Schmidt,
Ethan Linder, Seth Saylor
3.0-3.29 – Brooke Ramey,
Meg Crosby, Lindsy Rivera,
Gabrielle Gudakunst, Julie
Holbrooks, Seth Yenser,
Samuel Nickols, Natalie
Kuhn, Jonathan Sinn, Kolyn
4.00 – Kalin Gerber, Sara
Sinn, Megan Moore, Lily
3.67-4.0 – Gracie Gu-
dakunst, Leah Maassel, Con-
nor Baumle
3.3-3.66 – Joel Johnson,
Erica Mohr, Jaydon Edwards,
Celia Baker
3.0-3.29 – Quinton Stabler,
Adam Stoller, Gabe Sinn,
Garrett Silance, Alisa Elliott,
Weston Sinn, Owen Brigner,
Aden Baker, Madison Chas-
4.00 – Alli Hefner, Sadie
Sinn, Ellie Stoller, Carissa
Laukhuf, Austin Reed, Madi-
son Coyne
3.67-4.0 – Hannah Wil-
helm, Kaylee Shepherd, Noah
3.3-3.66 – Clark Laukhuf,
Olivia Egnor, Josiah Linder,
Grant Baumle, Anne Eklund,
Reece Thompson, Rachel
Ringler, Bryan Hofmann,
Madilyn Brigner, Brooke
Greulach, Julianne Roop,
Emily Williams, Kaitlyn
Doster, Derek Myers, Wyatt
Stabler, Matthew Stouffer,
Trae Sinn, Caden Bland
3.0-3.29 – Gracie Laukhuf,
Korbin Slade, Ellie Moore,
Nicholas Barnett, Chloe Sta-
bler, Emily Dyson, Keagann
Parrish, Ayana Rowe, Olivia
Klinker, Sara Edwards, Mea-
gan Speice, Cassidy Knott
Grover Hill Elementary honor Roll
The Grover Hill Elemen-
tary honor roll for the third
nine weeks grading period:
All A’s – Brady Miller,
Kathleen Stoller, Natalie
Stoller, Morgan Elliott,
Nicholas Sinn, Tori Young
All A’s and B’s – Jarrett
Jewell, Corbin Kimmel, Eli
Martinez, Mackenzie Silance,
Lorie Sinn, Tianna Sinn, Ava
Stoller, Trent Thornell, Asa
Ames, Ciarra Cotterman,
Nevaeh Jackson, Blake Os-
born, Devan Sherry, Amos
All B’s – Ryley Baker, Kal-
el Lands
All A’s – Kyle Stoller,
Nolan Walls, Laryssa Whit-
man, Nathaniel Osborn
All A’s and B’s – Citlali
Aguilar, Tucker Antoine,
Harley Halliwill, Mary
Lands, Kaden Landwehr, Kas-
sidy Lewis, Brooks Sensi-
baugh, Kyla Hurd, Libby
Meraz, Logan Miller, David
Puckett, Mackenzie Schaffner,
Taylor Sherry, Evan Walls
All A’s – Chloe Beining,
Macy Doster, Anna Miller,
Rylee Miller, Sydnee Sinn,
Laura Thornell, Josh Shelton,
Blake Stoller, Kara Stoller
All A’s and B’s – Makenna
Elliott, Dalton Lee, Hannah
Maenle, Ava Dougal, Elise
Miller, Abby Moore, Ezra
All A’s – Haylee Finfrock,
Claudia Sinn, Nathan Sinn,
Abbie Stoller, Faith Meraz
All A’s and B’s – Katelyn
Bergman, Levi Martz,
Cameron Sinn, Rachel Stoller,
Lauren Walls, Madison Far-
quhar, Allen Minck, Brayson
Parrish, Karlie Simindinger,
Trevor Sinn
All B’s – Landyn Whit-
man, Jakob Landwehr, Tyler
All A’s – Tiffany Sinn,
Katie Stoller, Katrina Stoller,
Lydia Whitman
All A’s and B’s – Lauren
Barnett, Cara Davis, Alena
Denny, Gabby Donis, Lyrissa
Hammons, Devin Nickols,
Isaiah Rittenhouse, Wyatt
Shelton, Julie Sinn
All A’s – Andrew Sinn,
Miriam Sinn, Reid Miller
All A’s and B’s – Madison
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Kirsten Lewis, Claire Sinn,
Worth Clark, Madison Elston,
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Sue Thompson, Maxine
Interesting facts about
the American coot
By Mark Holtsberry
Education specialist
Paulding SWCD
For my daily walkers and building renters,
have you noticed some different bird and duck
activitiy? The nature center has a pair of
American coots temporarily living here. Al-
though commonly mistaken to be ducks, the
American coot belongs to a distinct order. Un-
like the webbed feet of ducks, coots have
broad lobed scales on their lower legs and toes
that fold back with each step in order to facil-
itate walking on dry land.
Coots live near water, typically inhabiting
wetlands and open water bodies in North
America. The American coot is a plump,
chicken-like bird with short wings, visible on
the rare occasions they take flight. Their dark
bodies and white faces are common sights in
nearly any open water across the continent,
and they often mix with ducks.
They are closer relatives of the gangly
Sandhill than of mallards or teal. The Ameri-
can coot is listed as “least concern” under con-
servation ratings. Hunters generally avoid
killing American coots because their meat is
not as sought after as that of ducks.
You’ll find coots eating aquatic plants on al-
most any body of water. Coots generally build
floating nests nd lay 8-12 eggs per clutch.
Females and males have similar appear-
ances, but they can be distinguished during ag-
gresive displays by the larger ruff (head
plumage) on the male. The American coot
measures 13-17 inches in length and 23-28
inches across the wings. Females are smaller
in size, averaging 1-1/2 pounds, while males
average 1-3/4 pounds. Juvenile birds have
olive brown crowns and a gray body. They be-
come adult color around four months of age.
The American coot can dive for food but
can also forage and scavenge on land. It is car-
nivorous, eating plant material, arthropods,
fish, and other aquatic animals. Its principal
source of food is aquatic vegetation, especilly
The American coot is a prolific builder and
will create multiple structures during a single
breeding season. It nests in well concealed lo-
cations in tall reeds. There are three general
types of structures; display platforms, egg
nests and broad nests.
So on your travels to the nature center, you
can take a sneak peak at the centers newest ar-
rival, the American coot.
Winter crisis heating
program ends April 15
DEFIANCE – The current
Winter Crisis Program will
come to an end on April 15.
This program provides assis-
tance to customers that are
threatened with disconnec-
tion, have already been dis-
connected, need to establish
new service or are in need of
propane, fuel oil or any other
bulk fuel.
Income guidelines for the
program is at 175 percent of
the Federal Poverty Guide-
Please contact Northwest-
ern Ohio Community Action
Commission to set up an ap-
pointment if assistance is
needed. Required documenta-
tion for all household mem-
bers includes: proof of 90-day
income (three months), birth-
dates, Social Security cards,
electric bill and gas bill. If
disabled, bring proof of dis-
In Paulding County, phone
419-399-3650 and ask for
Other area numbers:
Defiance County 419-784-
Fulton County 419-337-
Henry County 419-599-
Van Wert County 419-238-
Williams County 419-636-
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Call to make an appointment at:
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410 East River Street, Antwerp
Located east side of town on old 24
1st Visit for $27
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Boating safety
course offered
near Junction
Boating Education Course
will be offered from 8 a.m.-5
p.m. Saturday, May 3 at Five
Span Marina, 19687 State
Route 637 in Paulding County,
south of Defiance, according
to the Ohio Department of
Natural Resources (ODNR)
Division of Watercraft.
The fee for the course is $5,
which covers the cost of
course materials. Preregistra-
tion is required due to class
size limitations.
The course covers a variety
of boating topics such as nav-
igation rules, boating and per-
sonal safety equipment,
navigational signage, Ohio
boating laws and much more.
Ohio law requires any per-
son born on or after Jan. 1,
1982 to be able to show proof
they have successfully com-
pleted an approved boating
safety education course if they
operate any watercraft pow-
ered by a motor greater than
10 horsepower.
For additional information
or to R.S.V.P., contact the
Maumee Bay Watercraft Of-
fice at 419-836-6003, or visit
the agency’s web site at
The family of Tammy Meggitt Gibson would like
to thank everyone who participated in any way
with the success of the benefit dinner.
We really appreciated it.
Jason Gibson & girls • Linda Donaldson
Karen Meggitt • Robert Meggitt
John Meggitt & family • Laurie Meggitt Bergman
Amy Meggitt Cotterman • Kristin Meggitt Fitch & family
Van Wert County Foundation
scholarships are available
VAN WERT – The Van
Wert County Foundation is
proud to announce that schol-
arship applications for the
2014-15 school year will be
available beginning April 1.
Students currently on a
scholarship and students who
applied as high school seniors
in the spring of 2013 will au-
tomatically be sent the neces-
sary application form. Other
students who are finishing
their freshman, sophomore or
junior in college in the spring
of 2014 may contact The Van
Wert County Foundation at
138 East Main Street, Van
Wert, Ohio 45891, call 419-
238-1743, or email info@van-
wertcountyfoundation.org for
an application.
For a student to be eligible
for a scholarship grant, they
must be a graduate of one of
the high schools serving Van
Wert County residents includ-
ing: Spencerville and Park-
way, a graduate of Delphos
Jefferson or Delphos St.
John’s, or a graduate of
Antwerp, Paulding, or Wayne
Trace High School serving
Paulding County residents.
The student must have com-
pleted their freshman year in
college with at least a 2.75
grade accume. At the end of
their sophomore year and
thereafter the student must
have a 3.0 grade accume.
Grants are made for no more
than three years.
The exception are those
courses of study requiring five
years to earn a baccalaureate
degree a fourth grant may be
made. No grants are made be-
yond the baccalaureate degree.
Scholarships are based on
residency, college grade point
average and financial need
and are available for any rec-
ognized field of study leading
to an associate or baccalaure-
ate degree.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Paulding County Progress - 7A
Do you have something
that you just can’t get rid of?
We all have a favorite pair of
shoes, a favorite shirt or a fa-
vorite pair of jeans that may
be old and holey, but parting
with them would be like los-
ing a part of yourself.
If you are like me, I have a
pair of jeans that appears like
they have seen their better
days. However, I love them
and intend on wearing them
till they fall apart. The old
blue jeans are tattered and
faded, lost their crispness and
they fit a little too tight. How-
ever, when I put them on I
feel comfortable, at ease and
am ready to wear them on my
next adventure.
They have been with me
when I played the keyboard,
attended fairs and festivals,
worked in the yard, went on
vacation and cleaned the
house. They have heard my
laughter, felt my hands wip-
ing off flour as I baked a pie,
and caught any dripping tears
I may have shed through the
While attempting to put on
these jeans just the other day,
I heard a big rrrrrip. I looked
down at the front of my leg
and sure enough that big hole
had just ripped a little bit
more. I tugged and pulled to
get them over my waist and I
said, “Come on old blue-
jeans, we are both getting old
and tattered, but we still have
some life left in us.”
I do know that people pay
big bucks for the worn look
holey jeans. However, these
old jeans have had the holes
put in naturally by the wear
and tear of everyday life.
I see some grass stain on
them. I recall that I got that
stain one day as I was trying
to get in from the rain and
slipped and fell. Ouch!
Another thing I see is a
paint stain that I received a
long time ago when painting
an old picnic table. Oh what
good family picnics we had.
Down at the end of the
pants leg are some frayed
strings hanging down. Those
were put there by our old de-
ceased weinie dog, Brownie,
who loved chewing and tug-
A Penny For
Your Thoughts....
By: Nancy Whitaker
ging on pants legs.
My pockets have partial
holes in them, but I can stick
a dollar bill in them and a
penny for good luck and
know they will be secure.
My old jeans have been
sweaty, dirty, clean, and new.
They have been washed,
dried, held grandkids and yes,
they have even been to a
church function.
They are just like me and a
lot of us now, I suppose. As
we age, our good looks may
fade away, we may look fraz-
zled and torn and we may
have holes in us which were
put there through the emo-
tional scars of our past.
I am not ready to retire my
old jeans, and even though I,
too, am getting faded and
older, I think I still have a few
good years left in me. Let’s
go old jeans and find our next
destination. Our trip has just
Do you have any old jeans,
shoes, shirts or something
that you dearly love and
would not part with? Let me
know and I’ll give you a
Penny for Your Thoughts.
Continued from Page 5A
Western Buckeye board receives
resignation of special ed director
The Western Buckeye ESC Governing
Board held a meeting March 14, at the Van
Wert ESC office.
Superintendent Brian Gerber updated the
board on legislative issues, personnel items,
and ESC activities. Members of the public
were also invited to provide input on Chris Fe-
ichter’s reemployment at Western Buckeye
ESC following her retirement after the 2013-
14 school year as per policy 0169.1r. No one
Under consent items the board approved:
• a 1 percent base salary schedule increase
for the 2014-15 school year for all certified
employees on approved salary schedules.
• a 1 per cent base salary schedule increase
for the 2014-15 school year for all noncertified
employees on approved salary schedule.
• a 1% base salary schedule increase for the
2014-15 school year for all employees who do
not have a salary schedule.
• the job description of administrative assis-
tant as presented.
• Western Buckeye ESC continuation as fis-
cal agent for the Paulding County Family and
Children First Council, effective July 1, 2014
through June 30, 2015.
• amended contract for Kara Beers with cor-
rect salary schedule.
• to non-renew the instructional position at
Divine Mercy in order to be in compliance
with the state auxiliary allocation.
• a budget revision for the fiscal year 14
Parent Mentor Grant and FY14 OCTF Grant.
• to receive the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund
Allocation for the Family and Children First
Council directly at the Western Buckeye Edu-
cational Service Center as administrative
• to submit the Ohio Children’s Trust Fund
SFY15 Grant and HMG part C subsidy.
• calendar year 2013 Paulding County Fam-
ily and Children First Council annual report.
• Karla Treece’s resignation as Special Ed-
ucation Director and extend a one year limited
contract to her as part-time school psycholo-
gist effective for the 2014-15 school year,
salary as set by board.
The board meeting adjourned with no addi-
tional board action.
The next regular governing board meeting
of the Western Buckeye Educational Service
Center will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 9 at
the Paulding ESC office.
sum of $996.88.
Credit Adjustments Inc.,
Defiance vs. Eric B. Castillo,
Defiance. Small claims, judg-
ment for the plaintiff in the
sum of $572.36.
Credit Adjustments Inc.,
Defiance vs. Donald Dingus,
Paulding. Small claims, judg-
ment for the plaintiff in the
sum of $611.
Sarah J. Mowery DDS Inc.,
Antwerp vs. Nicole Laney,
Grover Hill and Ricky Laney,
Grover Hill. Small claims,
judgment for the plaintiff in
the sum of $338.
LMH Heart Institute of
Northwest Ohio, Lima vs. Jef-
frey C. Bidlack, Grover Hill.
Other action, dismissed.
Criminal Docket:
Larry M. Dix, Paulding, dis-
orderly conduct with persist-
ence; $155 costs; additional
rules for probation, repay
court appointed counsel fees,
no unlawful contact with vic-
tim, 20 hours community
Larry M. Dix, Paulding, dis-
orderly conduct; dismissed per
Amanda S. Resor, Antwerp,
attempted forgery; dismissed
with prejudice per State, costs
Eric M. Jackson, Antwerp,
theft; $100 fine, $168 costs,
$4.36 restitution, 180 days jail
suspended; complete Third
Millennium course, probation
ordered, 20 hours community
service, no contact with vic-
Eric M. Jackson, Antwerp,
theft; $100 fine; same terms as
previous count.
Aaron Ray Harris, Havi-
land, open container; $75 fine,
$87 costs.
James Allen Brown, Van
Wert, drug paraphernalia; $75
fine, $129.48 costs, six-month
license suspension.
James Allen Brown, Van
Wert, drug abuse; $75 fine, li-
cense suspension concurrent
with above case.
Joseph L. Schilt, Paulding,
disorderly conduct with per-
sistence; $250 fine, $95 costs,
both taken from bond, 300
days jail suspended; no con-
tact with victims, 30 hours
community service.
Mark Parisot, Antwerp, dis-
orderly conduct; $130 fine,
$185 costs.
James Brant Jeffrey,
Hicksville, drug abuse; pre-
liminary hearing waived, case
bound over to Common Pleas
Court, $12 costs.
James Brant Jeffrey,
Hicksville, drug possession;
preliminary hearing waived,
case bound over.
James Brant Jeffrey,
Hicksville, aggravated traf-
ficking; preliminary hearing
waived, case bound over.
Traffic Docket:
Maria Guadalupe Gomez,
Fort Wayne, driving without
license; dismissed.
Maria Guadalupe Gomez,
Fort Wayne, failure to control;
$150 fine, $95 costs, pay by
May 31 or sent for collection.
Jeffery Clay Stokes, Ypsi-
lanti, Mich., 75/65 speed; $33
fine, $77 costs.
Bryce Andrew Harrell, Hor-
ton, Mich., 76/65 speed; $33
fine, $85 costs.
Tejas K. Mehta, Liber-
tyville, Ill., 84/65 speed; $43
fine, $77 costs.
Shaun M. Merryweather,
Mississauga, Ont., 77/65
speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Adam G. Wilson, Plainfield,
Ind., seat belt; $30 fine, $47
Ronald E. Cole, Inkster,
Mich., highway use tax; $68
fine, $77 costs.
Mark W. Smith, Innisfil,
Ont., 79/65 speed; $33 fine,
$77 costs.
Andrew E. Carlson, Hous-
ton, 87/65 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Todd R. Closson, Leipsic,
seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Harry Railing, Defiance,
stop sign; $53 fine, $77 costs.
Robert E. Mann, Fremont,
Ind., 65/55 speed; $33 fine,
$82 costs.
Jerry D. Goins Jr., Scott,
failure to reinstate; $150 fine
with $75 suspended, $87
costs, pay all by April 25 or
sent for collection.
Jerry D. Goins Jr., Scott,
seat belt; $30 fine, pay by
April 25 or sent for collection.
Charles D. Davis, Paulding,
hit skip; $250 fine, $112 costs,
pay all by May 30 or sent for
collection; community control
ordered, submit to evaluation
at Westwood, 20 hours com-
munity service, complete
Third Millennium course, 180
days jail reserved.
Aaron Ray Harris, Havi-
land, OVI/under influence;
dismissed at State’s request.
Aaron Ray Harris, Havi-
land, OVI/underage; $250
fine, $112 costs, three days
jail, three-month license sus-
pension; may attend DIP pro-
gram in lieu of jail, ALS
vacated, community control
ordered, secure valid driver’s
license, complete Third Mil-
lennium course, 27 days jail
Aaron Ray Harris, Havi-
land, display plates; $25 fine.
Farhat Riaz, Fishers, Ind.,
77/65 speed; $28 fine, $85
Linda Gay Castner, Evans-
ville, Ind., 76/65 speed; $33
fine, $80 costs.
Patrick T. Doerflein, Indi-
anapolis, 84/65 speed; $43
fine, $80 costs.
Amy L. Snyder, Bryan,
70/65 speed; $43 fine, $80
Jenny M. Plotts, Oakwood,
seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Jose T. Carranza, Paulding,
driving without license; $150
fine, $87 costs, pay all by
April 25 or sent for collection.
Jose T. Carranza, Paulding,
traffic control light; $25 fine,
pay all by April 25 or sent for
Eric Miller Brehob, Frank-
fort, Ind., 77/65 speed; $30
fine, $83 costs.
Chad J. Sprankle, Royal
Oak, Mich., 85/65 speed; $43
fine, $80 costs.
Doyle D. Whitaker, Scott,
71/55 speed; $43 fine, $80
Antonio R. Hernandez,
Melvindale, Mich., 76/65
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Brittney Renee Thompson,
Paulding, seat belt; $30 fine,
$47 costs.
Thomas M. Rosenkranz,
Bowling Green, Ohio, 79/65
speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
David P. Brumagin, Avon,
Ind., seat belt; $30 fine, $50
Sylvia R. Calhoun, Cleve-
land Heights, 78/65 speed;
$33 fine, $80 costs.
Leisa Lipscomb Audette,
Bloomfield, Mich., 81/65
speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Ismail Awni Badran, Grosse
Point Park, Mich., 83/65
speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Cass Alexander Green-
house, Livonia, Mich., 83/65
speed; $40 fine, $83 costs.
Frederick E. Manz, Pauld-
ing, 70/55 speed; $43 fine,
$77 costs.
Justin M. Miner, Fort
Wayne, 78/65 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
James D. Florence, Cecil,
stop sign; $53 fine, $77 costs.
Steven G. Harrison, Scott,
seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Randy A. Green Jr., Lima,
seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs.
James B. Horton Jr., Delta,
seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs.
Justin Jeffrey David,
Chesterfield, Mich., 80/65
speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
James A. Gonzales, Pauld-
ing, 70/55 speed; $48 fine,
$77 costs.
Lee Bruce Ivey III, Indi-
anapolis, 79/65 speed; $33
fine, $80 costs.
Benjamin M. Webb, No-
blesville, Ind., 82/65 speed;
$43 fine, $80 costs.
Jeffrey M. Wrightson, Ypsi-
lanti, Mich., 77/65 speed; $33
fine, $80 costs.
Prince M. Jackson, Colum-
bus, highway use tax; $68
fine, $80 costs.
Lorelle L. Baker, Oakwood,
65/55 speed; $33 fine, $80
John Clifton Clemmons,
Westland, Mich., 85/65 speed;
$43 fine, $80 costs.
Rebecca Devore, Palmyra,
Ind., 77/65 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
Edward M. Smid, Indi-
anapolis, 87/65 speed; $43
fine, $80 costs.
David Alexander Testa,
Novi, Mich., 79/65 speed; $33
fine, $77 costs.
Shane Alan White, Mc-
Cordsville, Ind., 84/65 speed;
$43 fine, $80 costs.
Emanoil Zemora, Peoria,
Ariz., highway use tax; $68
fine, $80 costs.
Paul Oche Ali, Randall-
stown, Md., 79/65 speed; $33
fine, $80 costs.
Keagen M. Russell, San-
dusky, 90/65 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Jeffrey I. Daulton, Payne,
no tail lights; $68 fine, $77
Douglas L. Bashore, Pauld-
ing, 67/55 speed; $33 fine,
$77 costs.
Donald R. Helton, Antwerp,
seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs.
Tomas Moreno Jr.,
Antwerp, 72/55 speed; $43
fine, $77 costs.
Vivian L. Baker, Grover
Hill, 67/55 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
David H. Brockhouse, Fort
Wayne, 65/55 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
Emily Christian Farr, Pauld-
ing, stop for school bus; $50
fine, $87 costs.
Ashley N. Polanco, Defi-
ance, 78/65 speed; $33 fine,
$77 costs.
Heather D. Wesley, Pauld-
ing, seat belt; $30 fine, $52
David S.A. Cunningham,
Pine Village, Ind., highway
use tax; $68 fine, $80 costs.
John M. Upole, Payne, traf-
fic device or sign; $53 fine,
$80 costs.
Taylor M. James, Fort
Wayne, 79/65 speed; $33 fine,
$77 costs.
Kyle H. Crites, Indianapo-
lis, following close; $53 fine,
$80 costs.
Datian Lin, Carmel, Ind.,
78/65 speed; $33 fine, $80
James D. Duran, Oregon,
87/65 speed; $43 fine, $80
Faith R. Liebing, Cincin-
nati, 75/55 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Brian Keith Anders, New
Haven, seat belt; $30 fine, $47
Trish C. Kruse, Chagrin
Falls, 79/65 speed; $63 fine,
$80 costs.
Holly S. Meda, Toledo,
79/65 speed; $33 fine, $80
Laura C. Thomas, Shore-
wood, Ill., 77/65 speed; $33
fine, $80 costs.
Michael R. Boujoulian,
Novi, Mich., 78/65 speed; $33
fine, $80 costs.
Christopher S. Tansey,
Maumee, 78/65 speed; $33
fine, $77 costs.
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Payne Elementary honor roll
The Payne Elementary honor roll for the
third nine weeks grading period:
GRADE 1 – Jordan Banks, Christian Boh-
land, Elizabeth Collins, Katelynn Dix, Brennan
Egnor, Kendel Franklin, Bailey Hildebrand,
Riley Hildebrand, Chase Holt, MaKenna John-
son, Juliah Manz, Beth Miller, Cole Morehead,
Allison Noggle, Jazmyne Roddy, Dyson Scott,
Trenton Thomas, Zavier Wenninger, Melanie
Buschor, Adelae Collins, Tyson Gerber,
MaKenna Gunnells, Emily Johnson, Isabella
Knowles, Mason Lee, Rylin Moore, Noah
Parady, Keegan Rager, Ty Riebesehl, Kayson
Ross, Keira Sargent, Luke Stouffer, Madelyn
GRADE 2 – Anastasia Adkins, KatieAnna
Baumle, Melanie Dunham, Devan Egnor, Kem-
per Forrer, Dylan Hildebrand, Lucas Kennedy,
Adrian Laukhuf, Brooks Laukhuf, Emma Lyons,
Meara Rager, Meg Thompson, Emily Thrasher,
Zachary Wobler, Ava Zartman, Breven Ander-
son, Logen Bland, Hannah Dunham, Kyren
Karhoff, Emma Laukhuf, Jordan Lotz, Donovan
Carter, Joy Moran, Brenna Parker, Jude Stoller,
Tori Stoller, Brenna Thomas, Caitlyn Thomas,
Graiden Troth, Caden Tumblin, Cooper Wen-
zlick, Cale Winans
GRADE 3 – Evan Crosby, Elizabeth Mohr,
Morgan Riebesehl, Gracie Shepherd, Oliver Za-
marripa, Brinley Warner, Marissa Gray, Emily
Cotterman, Martin Alejo, Lilli Anderson, Madi-
son Bash, Kevin Bauer, Zerika Burkley, Emily
Manz, Mallory Moore, Lane Morehead, Jared
Pierce, Jacob Banks, Laura Stoller, Nyle Stoller
All A’s – Malia Wittwer, Kate Laukhuf,
Cameron Stoller
All A’s & B’s – Corbin Daulton, Therin
Coyne, Morgan Hefner, Carly Blankenship,
Xander Kohart, Raydyn Egnor, Jeremiah Moli-
tor, Anastasia Gonzales, Kaylena Gray, Carson
Laukhuf, Brookelynn Lee
All A’s – Carlee Mead, Joseph Munger, Chloe
Parker, Natalie Schultz, Jacob Stouffer, Ryan
All A’s & B’s – Emma Crosby, Greg Lam-
mers, Samuel Rager, Waylon Smallwood,
Trevor Speice, Maria Stoller, Gage Tinlin, Emily
Zamarripa, Nathan Hartwick, Owen Manz, Eli
Moore, Riley Stoller
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Paulding United Methodist Church, 321 North Williams Street,
Paulding, church telephone number is 399-3591, Rev. Ben Lowell,
Worship service at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday School, 11:15 a.m.; Wed. worship
at 6 pm. Church office is located at 308 N. Main St.
Pentecostal Church of God, 601 W. Caroline St., Paulding, Elder
George Robinson, Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship service at noon,
prayer services Monday at 6 p.m. and Thursday at noon, Bible study
at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Pioneer Christian Ministries, County Road 108 and Ohio 637, Paulding,
Rev. Chuck Oliver, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:30
a.m., and Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. including a youth service on at
least three Wednesday evenings.
Rose Hill Church of God, corner of SR 637 and Charloe Trail, Paulding,
399-3113, Pastor Ron Hofacker, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday wor-
ship at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday service from 7-8 p.m. with children’s hour.
St. John Lutheran Church–ELCA, 7611 Road 87, Briceton, Pastor
Karen Stetins, church telephone number is 419-399-4962 or 419-399-
2320. Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m., Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 601 Flat Rock Drive (P.O. Box
156), Paulding, Pastor Karen Stetins, church telephone number is 399-
2320, Sunday Worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.
Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, 203 W. Townline, Payne, 399-2576, Pas-
tor Very Rev. G. Allan Fillman, Masses: Saturday at 4 p.m.
Edgerton Wesleyan Church, 1717 Bertha St., Woodburn, (Edgerton)
Ind. 46797, Pastor Dave Dignal, church telephone number is 260-632-
4008, Sunday school at 9 a.m., children’s church at 10 a.m., worship at
10 a.m., home groups at 6 p.m., Wednesday evening services at 6:30
Living Water Ministries, Contemporary worship service Sunday nights
at 10 a.m. & 6:30 p.m., The “Well” church for kids, Sunday mornings from
10-11:30 a.m. The church is currently in the process of relocating. For lo-
cation information, contact Pastor Rich Phelan, 419-263-2728.
Payne Church of Christ, 220 West Merrin Street, Payne, Pastor Mikeal
George. Sunday worship at 9:30 am. 419-263-2092; 419-574-2150 (cell).
Payne Church of the Nazarene, 509 E. Orchard St. (Ohio 500) Payne,
Pastor Mike Harper, 263-2422, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday wor-
ship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday night service at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday prayer
meeting at 7:30 p.m.
St. Jacob United Church of Christ, southwest corner of Oak and
Hyman streets, Payne, Rev. Jim Langham, 263-2763. Sunday School 9
a.m, Church service-10 a.m.
St. James Lutheran Church– NALC, West Townline Street (P.O. Box
42), Payne, 263-2129, Pastor Fred Meuter, 260-492-2581. Sunday School
at 9 a.m., Sunday worship at 10 a.m.
St. Paul United Methodist Church, (P.O. Box 154) 312 South Main
Street, Payne, Rev. David Rohrer, church telephone number is 263-2418,
parsonage telephone number is 263-2017, Sunday school at 9 a.m., Sun-
day worship at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Editor’s Note: If your church doesn’t have service times listed, please
contact the Paulding County Progress office to notify of Sunday service
worship at 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.
Bethel United Methodist, Forders Bridge, Cecil, Pastor Kevin Doseck
(419) 899-4153, worship service at 10:30 a.m., Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.
Bethlehem Temple Pentecostal, 818 West Jackson Street, Paulding,
399-3770, Rev. Burpo, Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sunday worship at 12
Calvary Bible Church, Ohio 111 West across from Paulding County
Hospital, 399-4919, elders John Mohr, 260-632-4356, Bob Fessel 419-399-
3398, Don Baer 419-399-5805. Sunday school at 9 a.m., morning worship
at 10:15 a.m.
Cecil Community Church, 203 S. Main St., Cecil. Pastor Ted Ramey.
Sun. school 10:00 am, Worship service 11 am, Sun. eve. 6 pm, Wed.
eve. 6 pm.
Cecil First Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Cecil, Sunday worship
at 8 a.m., Sunday school at 9 a.m.
Christian Fellowship Church, Paulding High School Auditeria, 10
a.m. Sunday. Pastor Greg Cramer.
Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, 417 N. Main, Paulding, 399-2576,
Pastor Very Rev. G. Allan Fillman, Masses: Saturday at 6 p.m.; Sunday
at 10:30 a.m.
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1275 Emerald Road, Paulding, 419-399-
5061, Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., worship services at 10:45 a.m. and
6 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor Drew Gardner.
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1233 Emerald Road,
Paulding, 419-399-4576, Sunday school 9 a.m., Worship service 10
a.m. Interim pastor is Rev. Dr. Paul Biery.
First Presbyterian Church, 114 West Caroline Street, Paulding, 399-
2438, Rev. David Meriwether, 9:00am Sunday school (youth and adult),
10:15 a.m. praise singing, 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship. Communion
1st Sunday each month.
House of Love Ministries, 220 N. Williams St., Paulding. Pastor
Predest (Dwayne) Richardson or Sister Brenda Richardson, 419-399-
9205 or 419-796-8718, Sunday worship at 3 p.m. Jail Ministry, Food
Ministry, Outreach Ministry. Overcomer Outreach - a Christian 12-steap
meeting, Sundays at 5 p.m.
New Beginnings Church (Church of God), Cecil, Pastor Roy Burk,
399-5041, Sunday worship at 11 a.m.
Paulding Church of Christ, East Perry Street, Paulding, Minister
Christopher Reno, 419-399-4761. Bible school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday
worship at 10:30 a.m.
Paulding Church of the Nazarene, 210 Dooley Dr., Paulding, 399-
3932, Pastor Jeremy Thompson, Sunday school at 9:15 a.m., Sunday
worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening at 6 p.m.: Kids’ Summer Jam
(ages 4-4th grade), Preteen class (5th-6th grade), Teen group (7th-
12th grade), and adult service. Wednesday at 7 p.m.: Teen group (7th-
12th grade), adult bible study and prayer. Nursery available for all
Paulding Family Worship Center, 501 West Perry Street, Paulding,
399-3525, Rev. Monte Moore, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Jonathan L. Hoagland, 587-3376, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.,
Morning worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening gospel hour at 6 p.m.,
Wednesday evening service at 7 p.m.
Grover Hill Zion United Methodist Church, corner of First and Harrison,
587-3941; Pastor Mike Waldron, 419-238-1493 or 419-233-2241 (cell).
Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:20 a.m., nursery avail-
able during all services.
Mandale Church of Christ in Christian Union, Ohio 66, Pastor Justin
Sterrett, 419-786-9878, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at
10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday prayer meeting at 7 p.m.
Middle Creek United Methodist Church, County Road 24, Grover Hill,
Pastor William Sherry, Sunday worship at 9 a.m., Sunday school at 10:15
a.m., Sunday evening Bible study at 6 p.m.
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Grover Hill, County Road 151, Sun-
day school at 9:30 a.m., Pastor David Prior, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.,
Wednesday evening prayer meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Roselms Christian Church, Ohio 114, Pastor Gary Church, 594-2445,
Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.
Apostolic Christian Church, 12867 Road 82, Haviland, 399-5220, wor-
ship service at 10:30 a.m.
Country Chapel United Methodist Church, Haviland, 419-622-5746,
Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:15 a.m.
Latty Zion Baptist Church, Latty, Pastor Levi Collins Jr., 399-2748, Sun-
day school at 10 a.m., worship service at 11:15 a.m.
Harvest Field Pentecostal Church of God, 13625 Road 12, Scott, Pastor
Terry Martin, 419-622-2026, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday morning
worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday Evening worship at 6 pm, Wednesday
evening worship at 7:00 pm, Wednesday Youth Group at 7 pm.
Friends United Methodist Church, Latty, Pastor Ron Johnson. Sunday
worship at 9 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study at 7 p.m.
Auglaize Chapel Church of God, rural Oakwood, 3 miles south and half
mile west on County Road 60, Pastor Stan Harmon, 594-2248, Sunday
worship at 9:00 a.m. Sunday school at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday services
for children, youth and adults at 7:00 p.m.
Melrose United Methodist Church, Melrose, 594-2076, Pastor Eileen
Kochensparger 399-5818; Sunday school 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at
10:30 a.m., Wednesday Bible study and prayer at 7 p.m.
Twin Oaks United Methodist Church, corner of Harmon and Second
streets, Oakwood, Pastor Eric Dailey. 419-594-2992. Sunday worship at
9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 10:45 a.m., Bible Study Wednesdays at 10
Prairie Chapel Bible Church, one mile east and a half-mile north of Oak-
wood on the corner of Roads 104 and 209, Pastor Earl Chapman, 594-
2057, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m., evening
Antwerp Community Church, 704 S. Erie St., SR 49, Antwerp; Pastor
Ricky L. Grimes 419-258-2069. Bible Study Fellowship 9:30 am; Contem-
porary Worship 10:30 am, Wednesday Discipleship Study, 7:00 pm
Antwerp United Methodist Church, East River Street, Rev. Pastor Mike
Schneider, church telephone number is 258-4901, Comtemporaty service
Sunday 8:30a.m., Sunday school 9:30a.m., Traditional Service 10:30a.m.
Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, 303 S. Monroe, Antwerp. Office: 417 N.
Main, Paulding, 399-2576, Pastor Very Rev. G. Allan Fillman, Masses: Sun-
day at 8:30am.
First Baptist Church, 5482 CR 424, Pastor Todd Murray, 258-2056,
Sunday school at 9 a.m., Sunday worship 10 a.m.; evening service 6 p.m.,
Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 126 W. River St., Pastor Mike Pennington,
258-2864, Sunday school at 11:15 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:00 a.m.
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2937 US 24, 258-2290. Public
talk 10 a.m. Sunday, Congregation Bible Study, Theocratic Ministry School
& Service Meeting, Theocratic school 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Pastor Robert Becker. Sunday school at
9 a.m., Sunday worship at 10 a.m.
Riverside Christian Church, 15413 St. Rt. 49, (corner Ohio 49 and
Road 192), Antwerp. 258-3895, Pastor Regan Clem.
Apostolic Christian Church, 13562 Road 147, Defiance (Junction), 399-
3121, William Schlatter, Elder, Sunday services at 10:15 a.m. and 12:30
p.m., Sunday school at 1 p.m., Wednesday services at 8 p.m.
Bethel Christian Church, Ohio 66, Defiance (Arthur), Pastor Christopher
Baker, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.
Church of Christ, corner of County Roads 166 and 191, Evangelist Lon-
nie Lambert, 399-5022, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Bible
study at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
Junction Bible Christian Church, County Road 111, Defiance (Junction),
393-2671 or JunctionBible@copper.net, Rev. C. Joseph Fifer, Sunday
school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship follows at 10:30 a.m & Bible Study on
Wed. at 7pm.
Pleasantview Missionary Baptist Church, County Road 180, Defiance
(Junction), Rev. Alan Ray Newsome, Sunday worship at 11 a.m., evening
service at 6 p.m.; Wednesday evening services at 7 p.m.
Rock Church, SR 637, Five Span-Arthur area, Pastor Bobby Branham
393-2924, Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:45 a.m., Sun-
day evening worship at 7 p.m., Wednesday evening worship at 7 p.m.,
Youth Service Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Bible Baptist Church, corner of Cleveland and Perry streets, Grover
Hill, Pastor Pat Holt, 587-4021, Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sunday worship
at 11 a.m., Sunday evening worship at 6 p.m.; Wednesday prayer meeting
at 7 p.m.
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and grave blankets left on graves after April 10th, 2014, will be re-
moved and destroyed by the cemetery caretaker. New flowers can be
put back on graves on April 18th, 2014. Due to safety concerns, shep-
herds hooks, decorative stones, etc. are not allowed. Any items that
are not directly on the grave stone or its foundation are not allowed.
Please refer to the rules and regulations that are posted at the entrance
of each cemetery. The Jackson Township Trustees:
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Commissioners’ Journal
Commissioners’ Journal March
19, 2014
This 19th day of March, 2014, the
Board of County Commissioners met
in regular session with the following
members present: Tony Zartman,
Roy Klopfenstein, Fred Pieper and
Nola Ginter, Clerk.
A motion was made by Mr. Fred
Pieper to go into executive session at
10:38 a.m. with the Paulding County
Soil and Water Conservation District
Board to discuss personnel matters.
The motion was seconded by Mr.
Roy Klopfenstein. All members vot-
ing yea.
At 11:13 a.m. all members present
agreed to adjourn the executive ses-
sion and go into regular session.
Matt Stoller, Keith Wiesehan,
Gary Derck, Brian Ruble and Coral
Fetzer, Paulding County Soil and
Water Conservation District/Ditch
Maintenance – Ms. Fetzer presented
a Power Point recapping 2013. She
explained the difference between
Soil and Water Conservation District
(SWCD) and Ditch Maintenance and
identified the staff of both offices.
Focusing on SWCD, Ms. Fetzer
explained the various things the of-
fice does for Paulding County. Some
of the services they offer are equip-
ment rental; the maintenance, repairs,
and rental of the Black Swamp Na-
ture Center; technical assistance with
agricultural programs, conservation
methods, and educating the commu-
nity (which includes presentations in
the schools) about the importance of
soil and water conservation.
Ms. Fetzer’s Power Point re-
viewed SWCD’s activity by month,
identifying staff changes, grant ef-
forts, accomplishments, and
events/activities. She noted the tech-
nician had attended several days of
training to become acclimated to his
position. The education specialist
completed 77 school/adult presenta-
tions (with over 1,900 in attendance)
and placed over 50 articles in local
Ms. Fetzer noted the various
grants SWCD had applied for re-
ported being awarded over $30,000
in total grant dollars for various proj-
ects. She also noted the revenue and
expenses related to their equipment
rental program and the Black Swamp
Nature Center.
Ms. Fetzer closed her presentation
by looking back at General Fund ap-
propriations by year since 2007. She
pointed out that in 2007, SWCD had
four employees, dropping down to
just one employee in 2011 (mostly
due to severe budget cuts in 2009,
2010 and 2011). In 2012, they were
able to hire part-time employees and
in 2013 were back up to three full-
time employees.
Future goals for SWCD include
expanding the education department,
working on solving drainage issues,
improving technology and software
by hopefully acquiring a GPS sur-
veying system, and to continue to
offer quality equipment for rental.
The Commissioners thanked Ms.
Fetzer for her efforts in creating her
informative presentation.
Jerry Zielke, Paulding County
Economic Development - Mr. Zielke
reported having attended the OEDA
meeting in Columbus recently. He re-
marked it was very informative. He
spent 24 hours in a classroom setting
and commented he had made several
connections he felt would be benefi-
Mr. Zielke learned of a business in
Columbus that will purchase blighted
property, clean it up (obtaining grants
to defray the costs), and market the
property for resale. He emphasized
the property would need to be mar-
Mr. Zielke noted he had recently
spoke with Toledo Port Authority re-
garding energy programs. He also re-
cently attended a NORAD meeting.
Mr. Zielke then explained the
Straight A grant the schools have re-
ceived. Vantage Career Center will
host an informative meeting for
teachers and guidance counselors to
better equip them in advising stu-
dents on employment opportunities.
Mr. Zielke reported he is currently
working on 21 projects. His opinion
is the Micro Enterprise fund should
be utilized for small business loans.
The application is not as involved as
the Revolving Loan Fund.
CHP to host
webcast on
adolescent grief
VAN WERT – Community
Health Professionals will host
the annual Hospice Founda-
tion of America “Living with
Grief” live streaming webcast
from 2-5 p.m. Thursday, April
10 at 1159 Westwood Dr., Van
The theme is “Helping Ado-
lescents Cope with Loss.”
This new program focuses ex-
clusively on the issues that
adolescents face as they cope
with loss.
Continuing education con-
tact hours will be available for
$25 through the Hospice
Foundation of America for
nurses, social workers, case
managers, funeral directors,
clergy, psychologists and
There is no cost to attend
and it is open to the public. To
register, or to learn more, call
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Is an Art
Bill Sherry/Paulding County
The halls and classrooms
of Oakwood Elementary
School were filled with project
work and art for their spring
open house on Thursday
evening, April 3, titled “Learn-
ing Is an Art.” The evening
featured musical perform-
ances, dances, educational
games and project displays.
About 300-500 people at-
tended the annual event.
Above, fifth grader Kaitlyn
Shaffer explains her poster
about the branches of our
government. At left, sixth
grader Allyssa Switzer is
poised and ready to end the
evening with a flute solo.
Defiance College to host prom dress event
DEFIANCE – After a successful recycled prom dress drive, the Defiance College Inter-Greek
Council will host a Prom Dress Extravaganza for high school students and their families.
During the Saturday, April 12 event, attendees will have the opportunity to purchase prom dresses
and accessories for a minimal cost ranging from $5-20 for dresses and 50 cents to $5 for accessories.
Shopping mentors will be on hand to assist individuals with their shopping experience.
The Prom Dress Extravaganza will take place from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in Hubbard Hall, McCann Center
Lounge on the DC campus. Hubbard Hall is located on College Place.
All proceeds raised from the prom dress initiative will be used to benefit Greek Life retreats and
future community outreach activities for the Inter-Greek Council.
For more information or to make a donation, contact Nicole Buccalo at (419) 783-2388 or
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ANTWERP – The Antwerp
Wrestling Club recently won
its first championship team
trophy at the Archer Open
held at Antwerp High School
on April 5. The Archers nar-
rowly defeated Liberty Center
and Wayne Trace by a point to
capture the first place team
The Antwerp Wrestling
Club also had a club record 37
wrestlers competing in the
tournament, with all 37
wrestlers placing in the top
four of their respective weight
Placing fourth were Hunter
Sproles, Teagen Eaton, Griffin
Kosch, Karsen Donat,
Melanie Mills and Seth Hitze-
Finishing the day in third
place were Ysabelle Ocampo,
Riley Smith, Tavin Sholl,
Ethan Steele, CJ Eaton, Lan-
don Dockery, Alyssa Schuller,
Ethan Karam, Kaden Phares,
Logan Shaner, Justice Clark,
Colton Hall and Jordan Laker.
Placing second at the Archer
Open were Michael Rohrs, Ju-
lianna Ocampo, Lance McK-
eever, Chase Clark, Heaven
Eaton, Kamren Johnson,
Dayne Sholl, Alex Zijlstra,
Alex Ocampo, Logan McK-
eever and Tyler Bauer.
The Archers also had a
record high seven champions
in the tournament. This year’s
Archer Open champions are
Skyler Octaviano, Luke McK-
eever, Avin Johnson, Eli Rein-
hart, Aidan McAlexander,
Chris Schuller and Jarett Bute.
Just this year alone, the
Antwerp Wrestling Club has
set many new records for
themselves from sending
someone to the Grade School
State Championships to to
having a record number of
kids compete at tournaments
week in and week out to win-
ning their first team champi-
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individuals won their first in-
dividual tournament some-
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ANTWERP – Saturday,
April 5, Wayne Trace
Wrestling Club participated in
the 6th Annual Archer Open in
As a team, Wayne Trace fin-
ished third overall.
Individuals placing first
were Graiden Troth, Asa
Ames, Kamryn Sutton, Mad-
dox Treece, Kaiden Feeney,
Gabe Sutton, Hunter Long and
Kameron Bevis.
Placing second were Jericho
Guyton, Caleb Mosier, Derrek
Dangler, Nathaniel Osborn,
Jared Pierce, Anthoney Rooks
and George Clemens.
Third-place finishers were
Daniel Clark, Corbin Kimmel,
Devon Egnor, Arin James,
Jess Munger and Jarrett Hor-
Placing fourth were Kaiden
Suffel, Brennan Egnor, Corbin
Delgado, Jacob Robinson,
Devin Huffine, Brayson Par-
rish and Rain James.
Crosby, Baumle lift Raiders
to season-opening win
Crosby pitched a three-hit
shutout and Addison Baumle
hit the first pitch of the season
over the left-center field fence
as Wayne Trace cruised to a
13-0 victory in the high school
softball season opener last
Tuesday at the home of the
Crosby baffled the Big
Green for most of the after-
noon, limiting the visitors
from Putnam County to three
hits while walking two and
fanning 10 in the complete
game effort.
Meanwhile, Baumle fin-
ished the night with three sin-
gles and a home run while
driving in three runs to pace
the Raider offense in the vic-
“It was a good way to start
the season,” commented Lady
Raider head coach Jack
Baumle. “The girls did a good
job of making adjustments at
the plate and we were able to
hit the ball pretty good today.
Pitching wise, Molly threw the
ball pretty well overall and de-
fensively we made plays when
we needed to. It is a good win
to open up with.”
After Crosby set the Big
Green down in order in the
first, Baumle’s blast quickly
put the Raiders in front 1-0.
With two outs still in the
first, the red, white and blue
wasn’t done.
Crosby and Carley Wright
put together back-to-back sin-
gles as the Raiders put runners
at first and second. After
Madison Zartman entered as a
courtesy runner for Wright,
the Wayne Trace running
game went to work.
Crosby moved to third on a
passed ball and then advanced
home as the throw to third was
errant by Ottoville catcher
Mazzie Brinkman. Zartman
also came around to score on
the play to make it 3-0 Raiders
at the end of one inning.
Wayne Trace widened the
margin to 4-0 in the second.
Bailey Bergman reached on
an Ottoville error to start the
inning, moved to second on a
Carrie Thrasher single and ad-
vanced to third on a Baumle
infield hit. Bergman then
scored when Mackenzie
Swary reached on a fielder’s
“We were able to take ad-
vantage of scoring opportuni-
ties,” continued the Raider
The red, white and blue then
broke the game open in the
Wright and Libby Stabler
each hit one-out singles before
a two-run double from
Bergman plated Zartman, who
again ran for Wright, and Sta-
bler to push the advantage to
Bergman, Brenda Feasby
and Thrasher also scored in
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the inning as the Raiders
grabbed a 9-0 lead entering
the fourth inning.
“The girls did a better job of
hitting their pitch as the game
went,” noted the elder
Baumle. “I thought early on
we weren’t as patient and we
didn’t get the pitch we wanted
to hit. As we came through the
lineup the second and third
time, we were much better hit-
ters in that aspect.”
Wayne Trace completed the
scoring with four runs in the
fourth. Emilie Linder opened
the inning by reaching on a
dropped third strike and
scored on a Stabler single.
Stabler, Bergman and Madi-
son McClure also scored in
the inning for the Raiders to
set the final margin at 13-0.
Ottoville had a runner at
second in the third, fourth and
fifth innings but was unable to
advance them any further.
Stabler added two singles
and a RBI for the Lady
Raiders with Thrasher also
posting a pair of singles.
Wright posted two hits as well
for Wayne Trace.
Swary, Crosby and Feasby
recorded a single each and
Bergman posted a double
along with two runs batted in.
Swary drove in a pair of runs
as well.
Nikki Burgei led Ottoville
with a double while Courtney
Von Sossan and Kendra Eick-
holt had a single each.
Varsity Baseball
Wayne Trace posted wins in each of their first two games
last week as the Raiders defeated both Continental and Stryker.
The Raiders defeated host Stryker 2-0 behind a four-hit
combined shutout from Marcus McVay and Colby Speice.
McVay recorded the win, tossing four innings while allowing
two hits and three walks with three strikeouts.
Speice pitched the other three frames, giving up two hits and
a walk while fanning five Panther hitters.
Aaron Stoller and McVay also posted two hits to top the
Raider offense with Darian Asher, Austin Fast, Speice and
Grant Gillett getting one hit each.
The Raiders got past Continental 6-5 in the season opener,
scoring six times in the second and holding off a late Pirate
McVay and Noah Stoller had the lone Raider hits, both sin-
gles. Aaron Stoller got the win for the red, white and blue, fan-
ning seven Pirate hitters and walking three in five innings of
Antwerp dropped a 22-8 decision to Tinora in league play
as the Rams scored a dozen times in the opening inning.
Derek Smalley had a pair of hits for the blue and white with
Tyler Messman adding a double.
Tinora added two runs each in the second and third innings
before Antwerp got on the board by scoring four times in the
fourth. The Rams plated six more in the home half of the
fourth and the Archers completed the night by getting four
more in the fifth.
Fairview defeated Paulding 8-3 as the Apaches scored five
times between the first two innings.
After the Panthers got one back in the third, the black and
gold posted two more in the fourth and one in the fifth to take
an 8-1 advantage. The maroon and white rounded out the scor-
ing with two runs in the seventh.
Quentin Vance had two singles and a double for Paulding
with Javier Gonzales recording a pair of singles.
Lima Shawnee blanked Paulding 4-0 in non-league play last
Monday in the season opener for both schools.
The Indians scored single runs in the second, third, fourth
and fifth innings. Treston Gonzales took the loss, giving up
three hits and four walks with six strikeouts in 3-2/3 innings.
Varsity Softball
In league softball action, Hicksville defeated Antwerp 3-1 as Allison Brickel limited the
Archers to three hits for the contest.
Avery Braaten gave up three hits and four walks while fanning seven in six innings of work.
Bryan defeated Paulding 12-2 as the Golden Bears scored three times in the first and pulled
away from there.
The visitors from Williams County added one each in the third and seventh while plating
two in the fourth and five in the fifth.
Tiffani Rickenburg pitched four innings to get the win, holding Paulding to three hits while
walking one and striking out six.
Emily Farr took the loss for Paulding, giving up five hits and two walks with three strikeouts
in four innings.
The Panthers dropped their season opener in a 6-4 loss to Lima Shawnee.
Kierstan Courtney hit a two-run walk off home run to lift the Indians to the victory.
Paulding struck first with one run in the third before Lima Shawnee answered with two in
the home half of the third. After the Panthers came back with a pair of runs in the visitors’
fourth, the Indians got two in the fifth for a 4-3 lead. The maroon and white then tied the game
with a single run in the sixth.
Morgan Riley had three singles for the local squad with Emily Farr and Abby Pease adding
a double each. Kristen Schilt also had a pair of singles for the Lady Panthers.
Kaiya Jemison had a basket
for two points.
Leading the Hoosiers were
Dzenjna Ahmetovic from
South Adams with 24 points
and Indiana’s MVP Toby Car-
man representing Leo High
School with 19 points.
All-Star Classic coordinator
and Antwerp athletic director
Drew Altimus was over-
whelmed with the results of
the evening events.
“The attendance was outstand-
ing. With the Final Four being
played tonight, I wasn’t sure if
we would have this kind of
crowd. We learned a lot about
our first classic. We look for-
ward to next year’s games.
Tonight was an exciting night
here at Antwerp,” concluded
Score by Quarters:
Ohio 11 20 15 11—- 57
Indiana 12 14 12 22—- 60
Ohio girls all stars (57): Steman (Lincol-
nview) 6 0-0 15, Young (Wayne Trace) 2
0-0 4, Speice (Wayne Trace) 1 1-2 3,
Feasby (Wayne Trace) 2 0-0 4, Jemison
(Antwerp) 1 0-0 2, McCullough (Paulding)
2 3-4 8, Handy (Van Wert) 2 2-2 6, Hall
(Van Wert) 3 1-2 7, Pease (Paulding) 4 0-
0 8. Totals: 23 7-10 57. Three point goals:
Steman 3, McCullough 1.
Indiana girls all stars (60): Carman (Leo)
7 5-6 19, Fox (New Haven) 0 2-2 2, Busse
(Adams Central) 3 3-4 11, Case (Adams
Central) 2 0-0 4, Ahmetovic 7 10-16-24.
Three point goals: Busse 2.
Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress
Paulding’s Sierra McCullough tries to drive to the basket in
the girls basketball all star game held at Antwerp High School
on Saturday. McCullough bucketed eight markers for the Ohio
squad but the Indiana All Stars posted a 59-57 victory in the first
annual contest.
If it’s time to
get rid of it...
sell it
quick with
reaching up to
10,500 homes
every week
6 PM - THURS., APR. 10 - 6 PM
FARM LOCATION: N ½ of NW ¼ Section # 25, Brown
Township, Paulding County, OH; One mile NORTH of
Oakwood, OH on St. Rt. 66 to Road 110 (Rhees Road)
then EAST one mile to the corner of Road 209 (Dickey
Road) and Road 110; watch for signs
SALE SITE: Cooper Library conference room; down-
town Oakwood, OH on St. Rt. 66 across from the
school; watch for signs.
All tillable excepting for the road frontages on Rhees
and Dickey plus a small water way in the far southwest
corner—survey underway; soil types almost 50/50 of
Paulding on the east half and Roselm on the west half;
two outlets with one only being a year old but not fin-
ished; straight good-looking farm with no point rows;
farm is ½ mile WEST of the Paulding/ Putnam County
line road; 1 mile NORTH of St. Rt. 613 and 1 mile EAST
of St. Rt. 66; good location; professional farmed many
years; possession given day of sale for the year 2014
with proper deposit and signed contract; call for bro-
chure with FSA information, plat, aerials, survey, and
other auction information or see STRALEYREALTY.
TERMS: $20,000.00 deposit w/balance due within 30
days; warranty deed awarded; seller to pay taxes for
2013 plus transfer tax; seller to provide survey; pos-
session day of sale w/deposit and signed contract. 10
acres of growing wheat to be awarded to the purchaser
with no fees involved.
SELLERS: Mr. & Mrs. Lewis R. & Pamela Renollet, Mr.
Michael O’Malley, Schierloh, O’Malley And Associates,
LLC, Ottawa, OH, Attorney
AUCTIONEERS: William C. Straley, CAI; Chester M.
Straley, App. Warren J. Straley; William B. Priest
419 W Ervin
Van Wert, OH
100 East Jackson St., Paulding, OH 45879
RIVER" west of Antwerp near the state line. This 3 bed-
room 1.5 bath Cape Cod Home has a full basement, and
many improvements that include new lighting, new or
remodeled baths, new exterior doors, fresh paint and
more. Outside on 1.88 acres shaded by mature trees a
circular drive leads to the 3 car garage that has new roof
shingles and lots of over-head storage. Planting of
shrubbery, adding shutters and some exterior paint will
truly add to the appeal. Please call our office for more
info and to view this home. #356
For photos & more information please visit
www.straleyrealestateinc.com, or call
Matt Straley at 419-785-5161
Carolyn Straley at 419-769-1352 or 419-399-3721
Rudy Straley at 419-769-8996 or 419-399-3721
or email straleyrealestate@windstream.net
Donald K. Foltz, II - Broker: 106 N. Williams St. Paulding
www.foltzrealty.com • 419-399-2347
REALTORS: Tim Boss 419-769-0823, Maurie Wannemacher 419-769-9090
#2849 211 E. Perry St. Paulding:
Formerly Stykemain Chevrolet
building, 6580 Sq. Ft. building W/
city water & sewer and furnishings
may remain. $79,500 Call Tim
#2843 OPEN TO OFFER! Spring is
coming!! “This is your place on the
river"! 10776 RD. 171 Charloe: 3
BR., 1 BA. Home with Anderson
windows and steel roof in 2012.
Gas furnace and attached garage.
$58,900 Call Maurie
#2851 NEW LISTING 607 N.
Laura St. Payne: Attractive 3 BR,
1 BA, home with J/tub and shower
combo, 2 car detached garage
and all appliances remain. $46,900
Call Maurie
#2847 907 Countryview Dr. Pauld-
ing: Open to Offer. Beautiful, "well
kept" home in a nice, established
neighborhood. 3 BR., 2 BA., w/
family room, living room, covered
front porch, fenced patio area in
back and 16' x 20' pole building.
Many more amenities. $125,000
Call Maurie
CHECK OUR WEBSITE @ foltzrealty.com
Land Auction
51+- Acres
Sec. 1, Carryall Twp.
Wednesday, April 16 @ 6:00 P.M.
Farm Location: 3 mi north of Antwerp, OH on Rt. 49 to C-
230; then east on C-230 for 3 1/2 mi. (watch for auction
signs)...... 51+- acres offered in one parcel with spring pos-
session - buyer farms it in 2014......Marie Delarme Creek bor-
ders the southeast side of the farm ...... FSA indicates 46.34
tillable acres with approx 1/2 tillable land nice creek bottom
and approx 1/2 of the tillable land mostly Latty & Nappanee
soils...... nice wildlife area..... Call for information......
Terms: $5,000 earnest money with closing before May 16,
2014.... Auction Location: Gorrell Bros. Office & Auction
Facility @ 1201 N. Williams St., Paulding, OH..... Seller:
Sherry (Gordon) Bernal ..... Gorrell Bros. Auctioneers &
Real Estate ; Sandra Mickelson Auction Mgr; Larry D.
Gorrell, Broker; Don Gorrell - Aaron Timm - Nolan
Shisler - Auctioneers
11408 Snyder Rd., Ohio City, Ohio 45874
Transmissions, Motors, Iron
and Clean Aluminum,
Catalytic Converters,
All types of Iron and Steel,
Aluminum Wheels
~Call For Current Pricing~
& Scrap Metals
• 5 Farms - Tracts Ranging from 6± to 99± Acres
• 355± Tillable Acres with Prime Soils
• Great Woods & Recreation -
Potential Building Sites
• Country Home with 2 Pole Barns

Held at Fraternal Order of Eagles - 541 W Main St, Butler, IN 46721
Thursday, April 10 • 3-5pm • Monday, April 21 • 3-5pm
Meet a Schrader representative at the FOE (Eagles) Building for additional info
OWNER: Westrick, LLC.
AUCTION MANAGERS: Roger Diehm and Kevin Jordan 800.451.2709
#AC63001504; AU1060023; AU11200038
adba Foltz Realty
106 N. Williams St. Paulding, Ohio
Phone 419-769-9090
"Call Us, We're The Other Guys"
106 N. Williams Street Paulding, Ohio 45879
Auctioneers: Maurice Wannemacher-1eff Strahley-Kevin Anspach
1oEllen Sisson, Bev Wannemacher Clerks & Mike Winans Associate
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The Village of Paulding's Utility Department Is
currently accepting applications for part-time
SUMMER help. Must be 18 years of age and
have a valid Ohio driver's license. First pref-
erence will be given to qualified Village resi-
dents. Applications will be accepted until
April 30, 2014 Applications may be picked
up at the Village Office 116 S. Main St.
The Village of Pauld-
ing will be accepting
sealed bids for the sale
of the following de-
scribed real estate, to-
Inlot Number One
Hundred Eighty-nine
(189) in the Original
Plat of the Village of
Paulding, Paulding
County. Ohio, have
and except the North-
west Quarter (1/4) of
said Lot: more particu-
larly described as fol-
Beginning at the
Northwest corner of
said Inlot Number One
Hundred Eighty-nine
(189), running thence
East on the North line
of said Lot. Sixty-six
(66) feet; thence South
on a line parallel with
the West line of said
Lot, Thirty-three (33)
feet; thence West on a
line parallel with the
aforesaid North line.
Sixty-six (66) feet;
thence South on a line
parallel with the West
line of said lot, Thirty-
three (33) feet; thence
West on a line parallel
with the aforesaid
North line, Sixty-Six
feet (66) to the West
line of said Lot; thence
North on said West
line. Thirty-three (33)
feet to the place of be-
Together with all the
appurtenances and
hereditaments there-
unto belonging.
Parcel No.: 30-24S-
The real estate being
sold is the former
"Barnes Hotel" prop-
erty and is located at
110 South Williams
Street. Paulding, Ohio.
All bids must be
placed in a sealed en-
velope and be identi-
fied as "BID FOR
PROPERTY" and re-
ceived by the Finance
Director, Village of
Paulding, 116 South
Main Street, Paulding.
Ohio 45879 by 12:00
P.M. (Noon) on
Wednesday. April 23,
2014, at which time
they will be opened
and read,
The real estate is to
be sold and conveyed
to the highest bidder
by quit claim deed on
the following terms:
1. Bids must be in a
minimum amount of
2. Ten percent (10%)
of the purchase price
to be deposited with
the bid by certified
check, and the bal-
ance to be paid to the
Finance Director of
the Village of Pauld-
ing within thirty (30)
days after the accept-
ance of the bid by the
Council of the Vil-
3. The successful bid-
der for the property
must agree, in writ-
ing, to comply with
all ordinances of the
Village of Paulding,
Ohio, that pertain to
possible uses for said
real estate.
The Village of Pauld-
ing reserves the right to
accept or reject any
and all bids.
Please contact Harry
Wiebe, Village Admin-
istrator, at 419-399-
2806 with any
questions. 29c5
Notice is hereby given
to all residents of Defi-
ance, Fulton, Paulding,
and Williams counties,
Ohio. There will be a
meeting of the Joint
Solid Waste Manage-
ment District of Defi-
ance, Fulton, Paulding,
and Williams Counties
Board of Directors.
The date of the meet-
ing is Monday, April
28, 2014. The meeting
will be held in the
Paulding County Com-
missioner’s Office.
The time of the meet-
ing is scheduled to
begin at 1:30 p.m. o’-
clock DST. A Solid
Waste District Coordi-
nator’s session will im-
mediately follow.
Otto L. Nicely
Board of Directors
President 33c1
Paulding County
Clerk of Courts
115 N.Williams St.
Paulding, OH 45879
United States of
America, acting
through the Rural
Development, United
States Department of
Agriculture vs.
Thais R. Stallbaum,
Deceased, et al
Case No.CI 13 211
Surviving Spouse, if
any, of Thais R. Stall-
baum, Deceased "name
unknown", Diane Carr,
Trevor Tracy, Jane Doe,
unknown spouse of
Trevor Tracy "name un-
known", Troy Tracy,
Wendy Tracy, Unknown
Spouse, if any, of Troy
Tracy "name un-
known", Paul Stall-
baum, Jane Doe,
unknown spouse of Paul
Stallbaum "name un-
known", Bradon Last
"Name Unknown",
Darion Last "Name Un-
known", Carson Last
"Name Unknown",
Ashlynn Last "name un-
known", The unknown
heirs, legatees, devisees,
executors, executrixes,
administrators, adminis-
tratrixes and assignees
of Kenneth L. Stall-
baum, deceased
"name(s) unknown",
The unknown Spouses
of the known and/or un-
known heirs, legatees,
devisees, executors, ex-
ecutrixes, administra-
tors, administratrixes
and assignees of Ken-
neth L. Stallbaum, de-
ceased "name(s)
unknown", Unknown
Surviving Spouse, if
any, of Kenneth L. Stall-
baum, deceased "name
unknown", The un-
known heirs, legatees,
devisees, executors, ex-
ecutrixes, administra-
tors, administratrixes
and assignees of Sandra
Suu Welch, deceased
"name(s) unknown",
The unknown Spouses
of the unknown heirs,
legatees, devisees, ex-
ecutors, executrixes, ad-
m i n i s t r a t o r s ,
administratrixes and as-
signees of Sandra Suu
Welch, deceased
"name(s) unknown",
Unknown Surviving
Spouse, if any, of San-
dra Suu Welch, de-
ceased "name
unknown", The un-
known heirs, legatees,
devisees, executors, ex-
ecutrixes, administra-
tors, administratrixes
and assignees of Thais
R. Stallbaum, Deceased
"name(s) unknown",
and The unknown
Spouses of the unknown
heirs, legatees, devisees,
executors, executrixes,
administrators, adminis-
tratrixes and assignees
of Thais R. Stallbaum,
Deceased whose ad-
dresses are unknown,
will hereby take notice
that on March 20, 2014,
United States of Amer-
ica, acting through the
Rural Development,
United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture,
filed its Amended Com-
plaint in Foreclosure
and Marshalling of
Liens in the Common
Pleas Court of Paulding
County, Ohio, 115 N.
Williams St., Paulding
OH 45879 being Case
No. CI 13 211 against
Thais R. Stallbaum, De-
ceased, et al praying for
judgment in the amount
of $21,474.69 with in-
terest thereon according
to the terms of the note
from September 3, 2013
until paid and for fore-
closure of said Mort-
gage Deed on the
following described real
estate, of which said
Defendants, are the
owners of:
Real estate located at
114 W. Wayne St.,
Paulding, OH 45879
as further described in
Plaintiff’s mortgage
recorded on December
28, 2004 in OR Book
505 pg 1883 of the
Mortgage Records of
Paulding County, Ohio
and that Defendants,
Surviving Spouse, if
any, of Thais R. Stall-
baum, Deceased "name
unknown", Diane Carr,
Trevor Tracy, Jane Doe,
unknown spouse of
Trevor Tracy "name un-
known", Troy Tracy,
Wendy Tracy, Unknown
Spouse, if any, of Troy
Tracy "name un-
known", Paul Stall-
baum, Jane Doe,
unknown spouse of Paul
Stallbaum "name un-
known", Bradon Last
"Name Unknown",
Darion Last "Name Un-
known", Carson Last
"Name Unknown",
Ashlynn Last "name un-
known", The unknown
heirs, legatees, devisees,
executors, executrixes,
administrators, adminis-
tratrixes and assignees
of Kenneth L. Stall-
baum, deceased
"name(s) unknown",
The unknown Spouses
of the known and/or un-
10A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, April 9, 2014
JUST PHONE 419-399-4015
male, 1 male. In time for
Easter! 419-263-8304. 33p3
X320, 100 hours, 48” deck, 6
yrs. old. Jack Phipps 419-944-
3424. 33p2
(DROPnSHOP.net) Antwerp,
OH 574-298-6199 32p2
RABBITS Californians.
Good for 4H projects or just
for a pet. Fun to raise, good
to eat. Also dressed rabbits.
419-399-4647 - Glen’s Rab-
bit Barn. 32p2
plastic, can deliver 260-493-
0805. 33p4
MALL, 108 W. Main Street,
Van Wert (419) 238-3362,
30+ Dealers. Closed Tues-
days. Buy & Sell. 27ctf
available at Payne American
Legion. Call Bob Burkley at
419-263-3001. 33ctf
2 BDRM MOBILE home in
Payne for rent. First month’s
rent plus deposit. 419-263-
4700 or 419-263-8340. 33c2
on ground level. 1 mile West of
Antwerp, quiet country setting.
Laundry facility on site - in-
cluded in rent. 260-385-8799
FOR RENT in Paulding and
Defiance. Please call Al at 419-
399-2419 for more details. 43ctf
IN PAULDING - Whispering
Pines - 2 bdrm. Call 419-670-
4655 or 419-399-2419 47ctf
in Paulding. Please call Straley
Real Estate at 419-399-4444
or 419-399-3721 for more in-
formation 25ctf
TER: Now renting storage
units. Different sizes available.
Call 419-399-2419 for info. 18ctf
UNITS. For more information
please call Straley Real Estate
at 419-399-4444 or 419-399-
3721 25ctf
YARD/DRIVER. Looking for
an individual to fill our yard po-
sition. Must have a CLASS A
CDL. Person needs to be a
self driven individual that can
work with little supervision.
Forklift experience a plus.
Must be able to work in all
weather types. Must be able to
lift 100 lbs. on a regular basis.
Full benefit package with paid
health insurance, paid vaca-
tion, paid holidays, 401k com-
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Support for local manufac-
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and strong communication
skills required.
Experience/Degree pre-
ferred. Also hiring general
labor, food processing. More
info 419-232-2008. R&R
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school & park. Lg. backyard
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KNIVES, postcards, OLD
toys, jewelry, watches,
stamps, collections. Austin
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electrical, drywall, siding,
doors and more. Call Al for
your repair or construction
needs. 419-506-2102 51ctf
New Fliers are ready!! Lots of
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TRUSTEES will be accepting
bids for 3 year contract for
summer mowing of the
Township yard and three
cemeteries. Applicants must
pay their own Liability Insur-
ance and provide their own
mowing/trimming equipment.
For more details contact
Trustee, Rick Weippert at
419-399-4948. Bids will be
accepted until Thursday,
April 24, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
Bids will be opened on
Thursday, April 24, 2014 at
6:30 p.m. Emerald Township
Trustees reserve the right to
reject any and/or all bids.
Send bids to Emerald Town-
ship Trustees, Attn: Summer
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Cecil OH 45821. Chris Fer-
ris, Fiscal Officer, Emerald
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and Exterior Painting. Com-
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& Insured. Office # 419-594-
3674; Cell # 1-704-557-
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through age 13 at Ann’s
Bright Beginnings. Located
at 211 Emerald Road in
Paulding - Monday, May 5
from 6:00 to 7:30 PM – call
419-399-KIDS (5437) for
more information. Licensed
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Ann’s Bright Beginnings Pre-
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known heirs, legatees,
devisees, executors, ex-
ecutrixes, administra-
tors, administratrixes
and assignees of Ken-
neth L. Stallbaum, de-
ceased "name(s)
unknown", Unknown
Surviving Spouse, if
any, of Kenneth L. Stall-
baum, deceased "name
unknown", The un-
known heirs, legatees,
devisees, executors, ex-
ecutrixes, administra-
tors, administratrixes
and assignees of Sandra
Suu Welch, deceased
"name(s) unknown",
The unknown Spouses
of the unknown heirs,
legatees, devisees, ex-
ecutors, executrixes, ad-
m i n i s t r a t o r s ,
administratrixes and as-
signees of Sandra Suu
Welch, deceased
"name(s) unknown",
Unknown Surviving
Spouse, if any, of San-
dra Suu Welch, de-
ceased "name
unknown", The un-
known heirs, legatees,
devisees, executors, ex-
ecutrixes, administra-
tors, administratrixes
and assignees of Thais
R. Stallbaum, Deceased
"name(s) unknown",
and The unknown
Spouses of the unknown
heirs, legatees, devisees,
executors, executrixes,
administrators, adminis-
tratrixes and assignees
of Thais R. Stallbaum,
Deceased be required to
set up any interest they
may have in said prem-
ises or be forever
barred, that upon failure
of said Defendants to
pay or to cause to be
paid said judgment
within three days from
its rendition that an
Order of Sale be issued
to the Sheriff of Pauld-
ing County, Ohio, to ap-
praise, advertise in the
Paulding Progress and
sell said real estate, that
the premises be sold
free and clear of all
claims, liens and interest
of any of the parties
herein, that the proceeds
from the sale of said
premises be applied to
the Plaintiff s judgment
and for such other relief
to which United States
of America, acting
through the Rural De-
velopment, United
States Department of
Agriculture is entitled.
Said Defendants are di-
rected to the Complaint
wherein notice under
the fair debt collection
practice act is given.
Said Defendants are re-
quired to answer within
twenty-eight days after
the publication said De-
fendants will take notice
that you are required to
answer said Complaint
on or before the 11th
day of June 2014 or
judgment will be ren-
dered accordingly.
United States of Amer-
Stephen D. Miles
Vincent A. Lewis
Attorneys for Plaintiff
18 W. Monument Av-
Dayton, Ohio 45402
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Paulding County Progress - 11A
1015 N. Williams St. • Paulding • 419-399-5092
12A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, April 9, 2014
School Zone
1883 – 2013
130 Continuous Years
8516, Rd. 137, Paulding
(419) 399-3160
Third grade students at Payne Elementary studied the five different regions
of the United States in social studies. They took that information and com-
bined it with persuasive language skills learned in reading and language to
create "Travel Agent" projects. Students took their region research, created a
persuasive poster and then presented their "Travel Agent" project to the class
as though they were on vacation.
Paulding Maramart
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Paulding County’s School Zone
The Following Businesses are proud to
present the Paulding County School Zone
Students in Mrs. Nouza's first grade at Grover Hill
Elementary were given the opportunity to make col-
orful, sparkly snowmen.  Each child had to name
their snowmen and then write about what the snow-
men liked to do.  They had names like Frozen, Frost,
Frosty and some were Bob, Emma, and Clint.  The
snowmen liked to drink hot chocolate, play basket-
ball, ice skate, and even build a snow fort!  During
January, the class participated in other snow-relat-
ed activities. Pictured here L-R; Nicholas Sinn,
Kennedy Parsons and Amos Sinn.
FREE car
washes w/ any
New or Used
1255 N. Williams St.
of Paulding
Monday - Saturday 10:30-9:00
Sunday 11:00-9:00
Elyse Myers' 5th Grade Language Arts
Students at Oakwood Elementary School
are finishing their Presidential research
papers. Here "President William Taft"
(Kaitlyn Shaffer) is preparing to enlighten
the class about the 27th President.
Vantage FCCLA Students Qualify for State Competition. The Culinary Arts
Meeting Event Set-up Team is headed to Columbus for the state competition.
Team members Derek Foy (Continental), David Fisher (Paulding), and Zach
Wilkes (Paulding) joined forces to prepare a meeting room according to a
Banquet Event Order that meets industry standards and anticipates guest needs
within the specified time.
The Antwerp Local Schools Library has finalized another suc-
cessful book fair with sales of nearly $6,500. This year's theme
was “Reading Oasis: A Cool Place to Discover Hot Books.” As
fourth grader Grace Schuette fills out her book fair wish list, she
uses a library iPod to scan a book's QR code and learns more
about its contents before purchasing it.
Paulding Elementary fourth graders were fortunate to
have Mark Holtsberry from the Soil and Water Department
give a presentation to them. He brought pelts that are/were
native to Paulding County and shared how the Native
Americans hunted and used these pelts years ago. Mr.
Holtsberry is showing a beaver pelt to fourth graders Kyle
Kelly and Jeffrey Huckabaa.
Boiled water, get snow • How hot was it? • We don’t know! • A cup
of water filled the snow • How cool was it? • We don’t know!
By: Ryan Viola, Jack Schoenaurer, Raelyn Schweinsberg, and
Griffin Williamson. The Kindergarten and Grades 1-2 of Divine Mercy
Catholic School spent the month of March celebrating Dr. Seuss.
Then they wrote their own book, titled, “Oh the Things You Can
Measure.” Above is a sample of what they did.
Paulding Elementary fifth graders have been studying the solar system.
After researching and gathering facts, each student selected a planet that
interested them and created a 3-D poster which included facts about the
planet. Shown are students Deyton Price, Kaeli Bustos, and Maggie Manz
standing in front of some of the posters created by the fifth graders.
Wayne Trace JH-HS recently named their Students of the Month for January.
They include, front row: 8th Grade, Erica Mohr; 7th Grade, Brant Heck; 12th
Grade, Katie Back; back row, 9th Grade, Seth Saylor; 10th Grade, Cole
Shepherd; and 11th Grade, Jake Arend.
Valentine’s boxes have come a long way since we adults were
in elementary school. Most of us crudely covered an old shoe-
box with construction paper and cut a hole in the top for the
cards. The kids of the 21st century have taken Valentine boxes
to a whole new level. Mrs. Miller’s 1st grade class at WT Grover
Hill is no exception. They spent hours making elaborate boxes.
Principal Jody Dunham of Payne Elementary
smiling big to win the Kindergartners 1st
graders a FREE Pizza Party!
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Paulding County Progress - 13A
Bloodmobile at
Antwerp School
ANTWERP – The Antwerp
chapter of the National Honor
Society sponsored the Ameri-
can Red Cross bloodmobile on
Friday, April 4. The Red Cross
set a goal of 30 units of blood,
and Antwerp students and staff
surpassed this goal by two
units. Above, junior Maggie
Reinhart prepares for her blood
draw. At right, senior Matthew
Reinhart and junior Jacob Pat-
terson restore their energy with
a snack and drink after donat-
ing blood. Thank you to every-
one who donated blood. A
single blood donation has the
potential to save several lives.
School Lunch Menus
Menus are subject to change
Week of April 14
MONDAY – Lunch: Chicken
nuggets, mixed vegetables, pineap-
ple, milk. Plus: Salad bar.
TUESDAY – Lunch: Potato
wedges with meat and cheese,
strawberry applesauce, milk. Plus:
Salad bar.
WEDNESDAY – Lunch: Burrito,
black bean dip, chips, pears, milk.
Plus: Salad bar.
THURSDAY – No school.
FRIDAY – No school.
Week of April 14
MONDAY – Breakfast: Breakfast
pizza, sausage, bacon, fruit, juice,
milk. Lunch: Chicken nuggets, pota-
toes, gravy, roll, celery or salad bar,
breadstick, fruit, milk.
TUESDAY – Breakfast: Egg and
sausage burrito with salsa, juice, fruit,
milk. Lunch: Oriental chicken salad,
egg roll, Rice Krispie Treat, or sand-
wich on bun, oven fries, milk.
WEDNESDAY – Breakfast:
Sausage, egg and cheese muffin,
fruit, milk. Lunch: Walking taco,
salsa, refried beans, or top-your-
own-potato, pretzel breadstick, milk.
THURSDAY – Breakfast: Mini
pancakes, sausage links juice, fruit,
milk. Lunch: Corn dog, baked beans,
cauliflower or Big Daddy pizza, baby
carrots with dip, fruit, milk.
FRIDAY – No school
Week of April 14
Packed lunch: Bologna, bread,
fruit, milk.
MONDAY – Breakfast: Yogurt,
Goldfish grahams, fruit, milk. Lunch:
Chicken on whole grain bun, mixed
vegetables, carrot sticks, fruit, milk.
TUESDAY – Breakfast: Pancakes,
fruit, milk. Lunch: Hot dog on bun,
baked beans, celery sticks, fruit, milk.
WEDNESDAY – Breakfast: Break-
fast pizza, fruit, milk. Lunch: Chicken
nuggets, whipped potatoes, gravy,
bread, salad, fruit, milk.
THURSDAY – Breakfast: Egg and
cheese omelet, fruit, milk. Lunch:
Sloppy Joe on whole grain bun, oven
potatoes, salad, fruit, milk.
FRIDAY – No school
Week of April 14
MONDAY – Breakfast: Yogurt,
Goldfish grahams, fruit, juice, milk.
Lunch: Chicken on whole grain bun,
mixed vegetables, fresh vegetable
choice, or peanut butter and jelly,
Gogurt, crackers, fruit, milk.
TUESDAY – Breakfast: Pancakes,
fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Hot dog on
bun, baked beans, fresh vegetable
choice, fruit snack, or peanut butter
and jelly, Gogurt, crackers, milk.
WEDNESDAY – Breakfast: Bur-
rito, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Egg and
cheese omelet, oven potatoes,
tomato juice, muffin, Goldfish graham
or peanut butter and jelly, Gogurt,
crackers, fruit, milk.
THURSDAY – Breakfast: Muffin,
From Baby to Graduate
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a spot in this “special edition” just for them. Just bring in or mail with coupon below
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side on May 15. What a special way to show off that graduate that you’re so proud of.
We will also include- College, Jr. High and Kindergarten Graduates
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Paulding County Hospital
Family Health “Week”
Available Blood Testing

Comprehensive Health Panel . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30

Thyroid Screen (TSH) . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . . . . . $20

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Vitamin D ………..New Test Offered This Year………... $20
Due to Patient
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expanded to
a full WEEK!
Monday through Saturday,
May 12 thru May 17, 2014
Mon - Fri: 7-9 am
Sat: 7-10 am
Where: PCH Medical Office Building
(attached to the hospital at its northwest corner)
Pre-registration forms available
at the following locations
Paulding County Hospital Information Desk; Doctors Halachanova, Spangler & Gilreath’s of-
fices in PCH Medical Office Building; Dr. Ahmed’s office, Paulding; Dr. Gray’s office, Ant-
werp; Dr. Kuhn’s office, Payne; Dr. Hogan’s office, Oakwood; or: visit our website
(www.pauldingcountyhospital.com) to download pre-registration forms (downloaded pre-
registration forms - need to be returned to PCH with payment and self-addressed legal enve-
lope (size 10).
Completed forms must be returned by May 7th to any of the above locations.
For questions, contact Brenda Wieland
419-399-1138 or 800-741-1743, ext 138
Commissioners’ Journal
Commissioners’ Journal March 24,
This 24th day of March, 2014, the
Board of County Commissioners met
in regular session with the following
members present: Roy Klopfenstein,
Fred Pieper and Nola Ginter, Clerk.
Absent: Tony Zartman.
Jim Langham, Paulding Progress -
The Commissioners updated Mr.
Langham on the Courthouse interior
painting project that just begun this
week. All Trades Historical Restora-
tion was awarded the project on Dec.
23, 2013. The painters began on the
third floor with the common pleas
courtroom and offices.
The Commissioners also reported
they are continuing to look at energy
conservation for all county-owned
buildings. The County Commission-
ers’ Association of Ohio (CCAO) has
contracted with Palmer Energy to
serve the counties as energy consult-
ants. Palmer Energy assisted the
Commissioners in securing their cur-
rent contract with Dayton Power and
Light for a lower generation fee for
county-owned buildings. Palmer En-
ergy will now assist in identifying
other areas in which the county can
save energy/costs.
The Commissioners updated Mr.
Langham on the county-owned park-
ing lot next to Hometown Pizza, say-
ing it would be closed Tuesday
evening and all day Wednesday this
week to enable the Engineer’s Office
to do survey work.
Jeff Schmidt - Mr. Schmidt
stopped in with questions about road
maintenance at the sewer system site.
He lives on Six Mile Bay Drive and
was curious to know who is responsi-
ble for maintaining the road. It was
found to be a private drive, owned by
the people who live along it.
Randy Shaffer, EMA director - Mr.
Shaffer met with the Commissioners
for his regularly scheduled meeting.
He presented the 2012 journal pages
and reported he had obtained all but
one signature.
Mr. Shaffer discussed the EMPG
dollars and it was suggested that a
couple of small villages use the
money (possibly with CDBG dollars)
to purchase weather sirens. Mr. Shaf-
fer noted that, depending on the place-
ment of the siren, testing may need to
be done and the grant may need to be
Commissioner Klopfenstein pre-
sented a year-to-date fund status for
Mr. Shaffer’s review. Mr. Shaffer
noted the large balance in the office
supplies allows for the purchase of a
new computer. He explained three of
his current computers still have XP
and, that as of April 8, 2014, it will
not be supported. Mr. Shaffer pointed
out two of his computers log and
monitor weather service. The Com-
missioners gave their permission for
Mr. Shaffer to order a new computer.
Mr. Shaffer submitted his time
sheets for review. He then reported
the updated LEPC contract had been
sent to the Paulding County Health
Department for review. Most of the
hazardous waste reports from area
businesses have been received and are
on file. Mr. Shaffer again mentioned
his desire for part-time clerical assis-
Commissioner Klopfenstein as-
sured him it was being considered. He
then asked Mr. Shaffer for a list of du-
ties he would expect to be completed
by a clerical assistant.
Commissioner Klopfenstein then
asked Mr. Shaffer his opinion of the
MARCS radio communication sys-
tem. Mr. Shaffer agreed it was a good
system, but he was concerned about
the monthly user fee for each radio.
He also voiced concern about the in-
vestment the county has in the current
trunking system.
Commissioner Pieper discussed
the option of changing frequencies.
He asked Mr. Shaffer if he had made
a phone call to Lima Radio Service
(LRS) regarding the county’s applica-
tion to change the frequency. Mr.
Shaffer stated LRS had actually called
him to inquire as to why the Commis-
sioners were considering changing the
frequency. Mr. Shaffer noted that he
favored applying for another fre-
The Commissioners have learned
from the FCC that there are no more
frequencies available to us. The FCC
frequency coordinator indicated that
LRS had intervened and stopped the
county’s application process. The
Commissioners confronted Mr. Shaf-
fer, asking if he had initiated a phone
call to LRS suggesting they interfere
in an attempt to stop the application
process. Mr. Shaffer admitted having
called LRS and speaking to W.D.
Miller on a separate topic; but, said
the conversation eventually lead to a
discussion about the MARCS system.
Mr. Shaffer indicated that he verbal-
ized his difference of opinion, dis-
couraging the changing of radio
systems. He further stated that he did
not suggest that Mr. Miller intervene
by calling the FCC.
Commissioner Klopfenstein sug-
gested Mr. Shaffer be on paid admin-
istrative leave to allow time to further
investigate the matter. Commissioner
Pieper stated we need to take his word
that he did not initiate the call sug-
gesting that Mr. Miller intervene.
Mr. Shaffer said he does not under-
stand why the Sheriff’s Office won’t
try using the current system. The cur-
rent system utilizes three channels
and could handle up to 20. Mr. Shaf-
fer went on to state his discontent in
the Commissioners holding radio
communication meetings without him
being in attendance. He stated part of
the EMA director’s duties is to over-
see the countywide communication
The Commissioners asked Mr.
Shaffer if he would diagram the cur-
rent system and explain how it can
better serve the county. Mr. Shaffer
asked that he be kept in the loop on
any further meetings regarding the
emergency radio communications.
The Commissioners agreed; but also
cautioned Mr. Shaffer about his neg-
ativity and abruptness during the
Plattenburg Certified Public Ac-
countants; Chuck Boehm and Eddie
Collins - The pre-engagement/audit
meeting for the 2013 audit was held
in the Commissioners’ Office. In at-
tendance were: Carol Temple, Claudia
Fickel, Jason Landers, Ann Pease, and
Cindy Peters. After introductions, Mr.
Boehm and Mr. Collins briefly ex-
plained their procedure. Mr. Boehm
distributed a brief survey regarding
fraud for all in attendance to com-
Motorola Solutions Inc.; Sean
Prude, Sr. Account Manager - Sheriff
Landers and Brion Hanenkratt (E-911
Coordinator) met with the Commis-
sioners and Mr. Prude. Mr. Prude in-
troduced himself and provided his
background/experience with Mo-
torola. He then distributed informa-
tive handouts, explaining the various
radios (both mobile and hand-held
portables). Mr. Prude explained the
capabilities of the MARCS system
and suggested a couple of funding
sources (zero percent loan and Fire
Fighters’ grant) should we chose to
purchase radios.
A motion was made by Mr. Roy
Klopfenstein to go into executive ses-
sion at 8:25 a.m. with the Paulding
County Prosecutor to discuss legal
matters. The motion was seconded by
Mr. Fred Pieper. All members voting
At 8:47 a.m. all members present
agreed to adjourn the executive ses-
sion and go into regular session.
(FUND 078)
Mr. Fred Pieper moved to adopt the
following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board
of County Commissioners does
hereby authorize and direct the
County Auditor to make a Supple-
mental Appropriation for the follow-
ing: FROM: Pay-In #102019 TO:
078-001-00001/Infrastructure Proj-
ects/Infrastructure Projects
AMOUNT: $18,907.82
Mr. Fred Pieper moved to adopt the
following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board
of County Commissioners does
hereby direct the County Auditor to
amend the 2104 Annual Appropria-
tion by appropriating the following in
the Indigent Defense Fund (Fund
163), to-wit; 163-001-00002/Indigent
Defense/Indigent Defense Fees
County Court AMOUNT: $2,453.28
Our family is humbled by the outpouring generosity and support from the many
businesses and individuals who have so unselfishly donated to our dad's benefit.
Your donations and support go far beyond just fulfilling the financial aspect of
our dad’s medical expenses. It is a testament that great acts of kindness and
compassion still exist. It is also a testament of how loved and respected our
dad, Nick Erford, is. It was a very heartwarming experience for our entire family.
Although we would love to be able to name every business and individual who
contributed to making this benefit the huge success that it was, the list is far too
long and we would hate to forget to mention anyone. Be assured that we know
who you are, and with over 600 people in attendance, your support and
generosity did not go unnoticed!
On behalf of our parents Nick & Kelly Erford and our entire family, we would
like to send a heartfelt thanks to everyone- for saying a prayer, for making a
donation, for attending, for volunteering to help. We pray that God will bless
each and everyone of you as you have blessed us! This benefit would not have
been possible without you!
With Great Love and Gratitude- The Family of Nick Erford
string cheese, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch:
Sloppy Joe on whole grain bun, oven
potatoes, green beans or pb and
jelly, Gogurt, crackers, fruit, milk.
FRIDAY – No School
Week of April 14
MONDAY – Breakfast: Sausage
pizza, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Salis-
bury steak, mashed potato and
gravy, green beans, dinner roll, fruit,
milk. Also offered to HS: Chef salad,
pizza sub or grilled chicken on bun
with salad bar.
TUESDAY – Breakfast: Egg,
cheese muffin. Lunch: Pizza, ro-
maine lettuce salad, fruit, Also offered
to HS: Chef salad, pizza sub or
chicken sandwich with salad bar.
WEDNESDAY – Breakfast: Mini
pancakes, sausage, fruit, milk.
Lunch: Walking taco with meat, let-
tuce, cheese, refried beans, corn
fruit, milk. Also offered to HS: Chef
salad, pizza sub or pretzel with
cheese with salad bar.
THURSDAY – Breakfast: Cheese
omelet, toast, fruit, milk. Lunch:
Grilled chicken sandwich, french
fries, carrot sticks, fruit, milk. Also at
Jr/Sr. High School – Chef salad,
pizza sub or chicken sandwich on
bun with salad bar.
FRIDAY – No School
Week of April 14
Same menu as Wayne Trace; no
breakfast served.
FRIDAY – No School
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Over the past couple of
weeks, Governor John Ka-
sich’s Mid-Biennial Review
(MBR) has been under con-
sideration in the Ohio House.
The MBR is a proposal the
governor puts out the year
following passage of the
state’s operating budget,
which is passed and signed
every two years. Basically, it
gives legislators an opportu-
nity to look at the most recent
budget and assess what areas
could be improved.
This year’s MBR totaled
upwards of 1,600 pages, so to
ensure that every part of the
bill received the attention and
scrutiny it deserves, the
House decided to split it up
into 14 different bills and
send them to 11 different
committees. A couple bills
were delegated to committees
that I serve on, and that im-
pact our region of the state.
First, having recently been
appointed to the House Edu-
cation Committee, I was
eager to work on part of the
MBR that addressed K-12
learning, House Bill 487.
Probably the most important
education proposal was an ef-
fort to reduce the number of
dropouts in Ohio’s public
schools. Last year, 24,000
failed to complete high
school, a staggering number
that obviously has serious
negative consequences when
it comes to finding a job and
pursuing a career.
The bill aims to help
schools identify youth who
are “at-risk” for not graduat-
ing, and then to initiate com-
munication between parents,
teachers and students to see
what avenues could be taken
to help prevent the student
from dropping out. When tes-
tifying in committee, State
Superintendent of Public In-
struction Dick Ross said, “A
majority of dropouts’ parents
were not aware of their
child’s struggles in atten-
dance and grades or that they
were about to leave school.”
House Bill 487 passed out
of committee and will be
headed to the House floor for
a vote.
Another item of great inter-
est and concern to the people
of northwest Ohio is agricul-
ture, as well as the health of
Grand Lake St. Marys. House
Bill 490, which addresses
topics related to agriculture
and natural resources, also in-
cludes several items related to
oil and gas regulation, as well
as improving the state’s water
Through this legislation, it
From The
State House
Rep. Tony Burkley
is our goal to take a common
sense approach to water qual-
ity. Currently under House
Bill 490, the Ohio Depart-
ment of Natural Resources
would continue to administer
the existing manure handling,
storage and application re-
quirements within the Grand
Lake St. Marys watershed for
as long as it is still designated
a watershed in distress, as
well as other non-manure
House Bill 490 is expected
to receive several hearings
before being voted on in the
House Agriculture & Natural
Resources Committee.
Rep. Burkley may be
reached by calling 614-644-
5091, e-mailing
Rep82@ohiohouse.gov or
writing to State Representa-
tive Tony Burkley, 77 South
High Street, Columbus, Ohio
A birthday tradition
Last week, I carried out a
very special birthday tradi-
tion that I have done for
many years.
In the small Indiana town
where I was raised, dear
friends suffered a heartbreak-
ing tragedy many years ago.
They were on vacation in the
south. One evening, as they
were taking a walk, a driver
under the influence crossed
the road, went off the road
and struck one of two 9-year-
old boys, taking his life im-
That was many years ago.
The remaining twin is now in
his mid-20s, had an ex-
tremely successful wrestling
career, has served our coun-
try with honor and is engaged
to marry a girl from Scandi-
navia, a beautiful girl who
has warmly been received by
the family.
Over the years, the family
has suffered emotional lows
and lowers as they have
sought to grieve and put their
late son’s tragedy in some
type of perspective. During
that time, we have experi-
enced a deep friendship, em-
bracing each other many
times in prayers and tears.
The twins share my birth-
day; they were also born on
April 1. Each year on that
day, the family gathers and
takes balloons to the son’s
grave in a cemetery just east
of Geneva, Ind. There, after a
time of meditation, and a
placement on the grave of
some of the lad’s favorite
toys, the balloons are re-
leased with the hope that they
will ascend towards heaven
where they are fully certain
that their son is with Jesus
and they will some day be re-
united with him.
Many years ago, they
asked me to join that activity
and we would all celebrate
our birthdays together. Fol-
lowing the visit to the grave-
yard, we return to their home
for pizza and birthday cake.
Ironically, the mother, es-
pecially, is a “cardinal heart”
person all of the way. Each
year when I visit the family
for our special celebration, I
take her a cardinal. These
days, an entire cabinet in the
family home is full of pic-
tures of the son and cardinals.
One day when I was visiting
with her, we stepped on to
their front porch and a beau-
tiful cardinal swooped to us
and kept circling us as we
were talking.
“That is so comforting,”
she said at the time. “I know
that our son is okay.”
One day in a stroke of car-
dinal inspiration, she wrote a
poem as though the son had
written it to her. I feel it is ap-
propriate to share that at the
end of this column. In her
scrapbook, a beautiful cardi-
nal is pasted above her poem:
Song Of The Cardinal
For Mom
I sang outside your window
Telling you it was going to be
a wonderful day
I know you miss me I miss
you too
But here in heaven the birds
sing all day
And every day is a wonderful
Jesus and I are waiting for
Tell my brothers and Dad I
want them to come too
Heaven is such a wonderful
Everyone can come here by
God’s amazing grace
So Mom every time you shed
a tear
Remember Mom I am still
Until then I’ll sing you a
Walking with Jesus till you
come along
Public Health Week
April 7-11
County residents come in
contact with the public health
system on a daily basis. As
this system evolves, public
health professionals will help
guide people and the commu-
nities through these changes.
National Public Health Week
2014 breaks down these
changes into daily sub-
themes to make the transition
easy to understand and navi-
Day 1
Be healthy from the start.
From maternal health and
school nutrition to emergency
preparedness, public health
starts at home. Let us show
you around.
Day 2
Don’t panic. Disaster pre-
paredness starts with commu-
nitywide commitment and
action. We’re here to help you
weather the unexpected.
Day 3
Get out ahead. Prevention
is now a nationwide priority.
Let us show you where you
fit in.
Day 4
Eat well. The system that
keeps our nation’s food safe
and healthy is complex. We
can guide you through the
Day 5
Be the healthiest nation in
one generation. Best practices
for community health come
from around the globe. We
have a world of public health
to show you.
For more information, con-
tact the Paulding County
Health Department at 419-
399-3921, visit the webpage
a www.pauldingcounty-
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Archbold Equipment appoints
new general manager
ARCHBOLD – Archbold Equipment Company announced
Jeff Rutledge was chosen to fill a new position within the com-
pany as general manager at the Archbold location.
Rutledge strengthens Archbold Equipment Company as the
general manager and looks to continue growth and expansion
efforts within northwest Ohio, southern Michigan and north
central Indiana. Archbold Equipment Company has six loca-
tions including four in Ohio.
Craft vendors wanted for show
OTTAWA – The Friends of the Putnam County District Li-
brary in Ottawa are now accepting vendor applications for the
upcoming 7th Annual Autumn Harvest of Crafts Show. This
will be held Saturday, Oct. 18 at Ottawa-Glandorf High School
from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Please note that the show is one week ear-
lier than last year. For more information, email friendscraft-
show@yahoo.com or phone Judy at 419-659-5478. Proceeds
benefit all locations of the Putnam County District Library.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Paulding County Progress - 15A
Langhams to serve as honorary
chairmen of 2014 UW campaign
Feature Writer
Well-known residents
Paulding County Tony and
Kay Langham have been se-
lected as the 2014 United Way
Campaign chairmen for
Paulding County. The Lang-
hams succeed last year’s
chairmen, Stan and Barb Sear-
“We were pleased to be
asked to serve in this fund-
raising co-chair position,” said
Tony Langham, “We know
how much good that United
Way does in Paulding County.
We feel like this was an oppor-
tunity for us to help others and
we were eager to get in-
The announcement was
made by United Way execu-
tive director Sonya Herber at
the donor recognition program
which was held at the Eagles
last Saturday evening. Herber
also announced that once
again, the local United Way
had surpassed the 2013 goal of
Langham said that he and
Kay will be spreading the
word about United Way and
the fund-raiser. He noted that
they would be contacting local
businesses, civic organizations
and anyone they know that
would be willing to give their
support to the United Way.
“The two biggest things I
like about this campaign is
that all money collected stays
in the local county,” said
Langham. “I like the idea that
it serves so many organiza-
“I believe in the new motto,
‘Live United,’” said Kay
Langham. “I love the way so
many organizations are under
the umbrella of the United
Way. It has a multiplication
“The reputation of the
United Way is solid in
Paulding County,” contin-
ued Kay. “It is known for its
hard work, dedication of
serving those in need and
working with service organ-
izations that provide service
to those in need.”
Tony Langham retired as
the Paulding County Eco-
nomic Development director
in October of 2013. He had
also been director of the
Area Foundation until he
was succeeded by Lisa Mc-
For 30 years, Langham
had assisted and managed
the family business in
Antwerp. From 1993 to
1996 he served as a Pauld-
ing County Commissioner.
He served with the Area
Foundation for eight years
and headed the economic
development office for 14
Kay graduated from Inter-
national Business College
in Fort Wayne and was em-
ployed in various Paulding
businesses for many years.
“We are in this with all of
our heart and soul,” said
Tony. “We will do all that
we can to help the people of
Paulding County through
this effort.”
Kylee Baumle
In The
Tapping and sapping
the maple trees
If I could name one thing
that I enjoy most about gar-
dening, it’s that it is a venue
for always learning and ex-
periencing something new.
Become a gardener and
you’ll never ever be bored.
Even if you don’t like some
of the activities that tending
a garden involves (weeding,
anyone?), the perpetual
classroom in the great out-
doors more than makes up
for it.
I suppose there are people
who don’t crave knowledge,
maybe because they didn’t
have a good experience try-
ing to absorb facts in high
school, so that they could
pass their exams. But so
much of life isn’t a test as
much as it is learning at our
own pace, in the subject
matters of our choosing.
Gardening is more than
planting seeds, hoeing
weeds, and pruning shrubs.
It’s an opportunity to see na-
ture at work and the miracles
that happen every day if we
choose to slow down and
observe them. It invariably
leads us down related paths,
such as watching the insects
we encounter while harvest-
ing the vegetables or hearing
a bird song that we never no-
ticed before while deadhead-
ing the perennials.
An example of related ac-
tivities occurred for us in
late winter and early spring
this year, when my husband
and I decided to take advan-
tage of the fact that we have
maple trees and live in a part
of the country with a climate
that allows us to tap them for
We’ve been around for
about six decades now and
neither of us had ever even
thought to do this before.
I’m not sure why we didn’t,
because much to our pleas-
ure, we found the whole
process to be quite easy and
Several weeks ago, we
made use of a tree-tapping
kit that I was given at one of
the trade shows I attended
last summer. Using a 1/2-
inch drill bit, we drilled a
hole two inches deep into
one of the larger maple trees
we have (probably a silver
maple), and immediately the
sap began dripping down the
side of the tree.
We inserted the spile
(that’s what the tap is called)
and hung a 2.5-gallon bucket
on the attached hook below,
to collect the sap as it
dripped from the tree. In
order for sap to flow, night
temperatures need to be
below freezing and day tem-
peratures above freezing,
creating pressure that causes
the tree to draw up ground-
water through the roots.
Sugar that the tree stored
there the year before is
added to the groundwater
and then it’s delivered as
nourishment to the branches
and developing leaves.
If you’ve never tapped
maple trees for their sap,
you might be thinking that
it’s golden and sticky, sort of
like pine sap. But it’s clear
and thin, just like water, and
in its natural state, tastes like
it too. It has a very slight
sweetness to it, and it’s very
healthy to drink it this way,
due to its antioxidant quali-
ties and the micronutrients it
In my opinion though, one
of the best things about
maple sap is boiling it down
into maple syrup. We did
this in small batches on our
stovetop, but because of the
amount of steam the process
gives off, it would be best to
do it outside, if possible. We
have a good exhaust fan
over our stove that vents to
the outside, so it works for
us to process it inside.
The maple sap collecting
season varies from year to
year, both in length and in
the sugar content of the sap.
The length can be anywhere
from two to six weeks long,
depending on the weather.
This year, the season, which
has come to a close for us,
lasted about four weeks.
Sugar content varies from 1-
4%, depending on the type
of maple.
Trees need to be 12 inches
in diameter before tapping
and we tapped three trees. In
the end, we collected 42 gal-
lons of sap and ended up
with 1.5 gallons of syrup.
We’re calling it good and the
spiles and buckets are now
cleaned and stored for use
again next year. The trees
will repair the holes by then
with no help needed from us,
not even plugging.
Until then, we’ll enjoy the
maple syrup - nectar of the
gods, really. I think it tastes
better than honey and I re-
ally like honey. If you have
maple trees, you should try
Read Kylee’s blog, Our
Little Acre, at www.ourlit-
tleacre.com and on Face-
book at
tleAcre. Contact her at
Paul di ngProgre s s Gar-
Roman and Kylee Baumle tapped maple trees this year which
garnered them 42 gallons of sap and after it was boiled down
broght them 1.5 gallons of maple syrup.
The undersigned will offer for private sale, by sealed bid, the following:
39.42 acres, more or less, in Section 1, Washington Twp.,
Van Wert County. (#24-046016.0000); and 10.28 acres,
more or less, in Section 6, Jennings Twp., Putnam County.
Offers must be made in the form of a sealed bid and contain the
total amount offered for the land. An envelope containing the offer
(sealed bid) shall bear a notation on the outside of the envelope
“BLOCKBERGER SEALED BID.” Offers must be mailed or delivered to
Troth Law Office, LLC, (Blockberger Offer), 125 N. Water Street, P.O. Box
84, Paulding, OH 45879, on or before 5:00 P.M. Friday, April 25, 2014.
The offers (sealed bids) will be opened at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday,
April 29, 2014. All persons making an offer are invited to attend and
will be given an opportunity to make additional offers until an accept-
able offer is received by the Land Owners. Additional instructions will
be given when the offers are opened.
TERMS OF SALE: Down payment of $1,000 to be paid upon execu-
tion of written purchase contract, to be signed on or before May 9, 2014;
with the balance to be paid at closing on or before May 23, 2014. The
usual and customary Paudling County terms of sale shall apply.
The undersigned reserve the right to refuse any offers.
Glenn H. Troth & Stephen Snavely, as Attorneys for
Hands of Hope
plans Mother’s
Day Drawing
PAULDING – Hands of
Hope Pregnancy Services is
going to be holding a
Mother’s Day drawing for ex-
pectant and new moms. Each
time a class or an appointment
between now and May 9 is at-
tended the name will be en-
tered in the drawing. On
Friday, May 9, there will be a
drawing for a bag of baby
items from the baby store.
Located in the Samaritan
Center at 1030 W. Wayne St.,
Suite A, Hands of Hope is here
to help during pregnancy and
up to the child’s first birthday.
Call 419-399-2447 for more
information or to set up an ap-
pointment, or email and-
Jim Langham/Paulding County Progress
United Way of Paulding County director Sonya Herber (left)
announced Saturday that Kay and Tony Langham will be this
year’s campaign chairmen for the county.
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Paulding’s Phyllis Merritte has more than 1,100 pins that rep-
resent a lifetime of memories. Here, she stands by one of the pin
display units personally made by her husband, Fred Merritte.
Pins represent a lifetime of special moments
Feature Writer
PAULDING – Paulding
resident Phyllis Merritte loves
to pull favorite pins out of her
display cases these days to tell
stories and memories of re-
flection to those who visit her.
She especially enjoys telling
pin stories to family members
that reflect good times with
ancestors, many who have
now passed on.
“This black one was
mother’s; she gave it to me
before she died,” says Mer-
ritte to one of her nieces.
“This is a favorite pin; I
bought this from a lady at
Shipshewana (Ind.) 30 years
ago,” said Merritte. “I like
cameos, but I only wear cer-
tain ones on special occa-
Merritte’s voice softens as
she talks about a pin pur-
chased by her children as a
gift. It is especially meaning-
ful, because it was a pin that
she had originally admired on
a magazine cover.
“Tony and Chris went to an
estate sale and bought this for
me,” said Merritte. “Many of
the pins I have were given by
Tony and Chris on birthdays
and holidays.”
Merritte traces the begin-
ning of the pin collection to a
spiritual epiphany when she
“accepted Christ” in 1972.
“We started going to the
Methodist Church in Melrose.
A lot of the ladies there wore
pins; I enjoyed looking at
them,” Merritte said. “That’s
when I started collecting pins.
Soon it got to the point where
I could wear a different one
every day for a year.”
For many years, Merritte
worked at the PC Workshop.
There, she was not only given
pins from those who appreci-
ated her, but clients of the
workshop enjoyed looking at
the pins that she would wear
each day.
When asked about what the
defining attraction has been
for many of the pins, Merritte
replied, “I just like looking at
them. I thought that they were
The Paulding lady said that
once she was established in
her hobby, it was always her
hope to establish a collection
of 1,000 pins.
“When I started collecting,
I said, ‘I would like to have
1,000 pins before I die,’” Mer-
ritte said. “Now I have more
(1,100) than that. I suppose it’s
too much now to ask for 2,000
pins before I die.”
Pins have come to her in all
types of settings. One was
given to her by a small boy
when she taught him in Sun-
day school. A majority have
come from family members
on special occasions.
Merritte said that the organ-
ization of her collection turned
a corner when her husband,
who has also made a few pins
for her, hand-built display
cases for the gifts.
These days, many of the
pins are organized by the
drawer under such categories
as butterflies, Christmas, var-
ious colors such as greens,
blues, reds and purples, pearl
pins, animals, hearts and many
just because of their heart-
touching meaning.
When asked what he
thought of his wife’s pin col-
lection, Fred Merritte replied,
“I enjoy seeing her happy.
After being married for 55
years, I love to see her happi-
ness. We do all that we can to
keep each other happy.
“I will pick her up a pin, if I
think she likes it,” continued
Fred. “I love to make display
cases for her pins. I love to see
her smile when I complete
them. Each pin is a special
moment in her life. I like to
see her relive her happy mo-
ments through them.”
“It’s something we can do
together,” added Phyllis. “We
like to ride around and look at
gift shops and various other
places where they have pins.
We went to an antique shop in
Decatur and we had a wonder-
ful time.
“The most important thing
is who wore them,” continued
Merritte. “You look at them
and you remember the people.
Sometimes it brings a little
tear to my eye. Each one has
such special meaning.”

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