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free community dinner from
5-7 p.m. today, Wednesday,
Dec. 11. The church is lo-
cated on Road 151 outside
of Grover Hill. Everyone
welcome.
Christmas in
Oakwood
OAKWOOD – Santa and
Mrs. Claus are arriving at
the Oakwood Fire Station
on the fire truck at 6 p.m.
on Thursday, Dec. 12.
Children will have an op-
portunity to visit with Santa
and receive a very special
bag.
Also at the fire station
that evening, the Twin Oaks
United Methodist Church
will be making caramel
corn. The Oakwood
Community Band will be
playing and cookies,
brownies and hot beverages
will be served.
Suzanne Cooper and her
friends will be offering
horse-drawn carriage rides
from the fire station to the
Cooper Community Branch
of the Paulding County
Carnegie Library for a fun
time with Elf on the Shelf.
Children will have the
opportunity to make an elf
ornament to take home with
them and go on a scavenger
hunt to find the elves doing
mischievous things in the
library. Before you take the
next carriage ride to the fire
station, the Oakwood
Library Association will be
providing refreshments and
warm drinks also.
Blood drive set
ANTWERP – The
American Red Cross will
hold a blood drive from 1-6
p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at
the United Methodist
Church, located at 202 E.
River St. in Antwerp.
To schedule an appoint-
ment to donate, call 1-800-
RED CROSS (1-800-733-
2767) or visit redcross-
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See RAIDERS, page 2A
WT STATE RUNNER-UP
Raiders finish stellar football season, 13-2
Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress
Colby Speice #24 finds very little running room inside against Kirtland last Friday.
Speice named co-Offensive
Player of the Year in Ohio
By JOHN PARENT
DHI Correspondent
COLUMBUS – The Wayne Trace Raiders
recently played in their first-ever state football
championship game. Not only are they one of
the top two teams in Ohio in Division VI, but,
according to the AP, they have one of the two
best offensive weapons.
The Associated Press released its All-Ohio
teams for Division VI on Wednesday, Dec. 4
and Raiders’ star quarterback Colby Speice was
named co-Offensive Player of the Year, sharing
the honor with Akili Taylor, a running back
from Columbus Bishop Ready.
Speice, who has thrown for nearly 4,700
yards this season has an amazing 62 touchdown
passes. His favorite target, senior wideout
Korbin Showalter, has caught 25 of those as a
part of his 77 catches this season totaling over
1650 yards.
For his efforts, Showalter joined Speice as a
First-Team All-Ohio selection.
Defensive lineman Devin Wenzlick earned
Second-Team All-Ohio and fellow senior T.J.
Blackmore was named to the Third Team as an
offensive lineman.
Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress
Wayne Trace’s Jared Sherry #7 finds a little running room in
the first quarter against Kirtland last Friday morning.
By KEVIN WANNEMACHER
Progress Sportswriter
CANTON – An outstanding season came to a disappointing
end for the Wayne Trace football team Friday afternoon as
Kirtland controlled the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball
and posted a 44-16 victory over the Raiders at Fawcett Stadium
in Canton.
The Hornets ran for 410 yards in the contest and outgained
Wayne Trace 588-281 overall to claim the Division VI state
championship with a perfect 15-0 record.
While the Raiders didn’t win the state title, head coach Bill
Speller is still very proud of his football team.
“This is a tremendous group of guys and I wouldn’t trade any
one of them for anything,” commented the Raider mentor. “I am
so proud of what this team has accomplished. We had a saying,
‘DECERTO,’ which is Latin for ‘Fight to the Finish,’ and we did
that all the way to the state championship game.”
Wayne Trace trailed 8-0 after one quarter and the Raiders ral-
lied to tie the game in the second quarter.
Taking over at the Kirtland 43, the red, white and blue needed
only three plays to knot the score.
Following an incomplete pass, Jared Sherry was stopped for a
two-yard gain which set up a third and eight at the Hornet 41.
Quarterback Colby Speice then hooked up with Jake Arend on
a 41-yard touchdown toss to put the Raiders on the scoreboard at
the 11:08 mark of the period. Speice found Jared Sherry on the
two-point conversion to make it 8-8.
However, from that point on, the rest of the first half belonged
to Kirtland.
The Hornets answered on the ensuing drive.
Starting the possession at their own 40, Adam Hess and Sam
Kukura each picked up seven yard runs to move to the Raider 46.
After a Kirtland false start moved them back to the Hornet 49,
Hess gained eight yards on first down and followed it up with a
six-yard carry to the Raider 37.
A 15-yard gain by Kukura and a two-yard pick up from Hess
moved the Hornets to the 20-yard line. Two plays later, Kirtland
quarterback Sam Skiljan found Kukura for a 15-yard pass to the
Staff Photo/Paulding County Progress
EXPLOSION INJURES THREE – Shortly before noon Monday, Paulding Fire
Department and two EMS squads were called to the corner of Bayne and Magee streets in
Briceton for a reported explosion in a garage. Three individuals were injured; two were trans-
ported from the scene via air ambulance. One man was listed Tuesday morning in “critical
but stable” condition in the St. Joseph Hospital Burn Unit in Fort Wayne. According to
Sheriff Jason Landers, the men were working on a vehicle gas tank when a salamander
heater ignited and blew up. He speculated that it may have been a flash fire from the fumes.
No further details were available at press time.
PAULDING – The sec-
ond man found guilty of rob-
bing the Rite Aid Pharmacy
in Paulding in November
2012 was sentenced
Monday morning in Paul -
ding County Court of Com -
mon Pleas.
Jared L. Schibley, 24, of
Woodburn, was ordered to
serve four years community
control sanctions for aggra-
vated robbery (F2). He must
comply with standard condi-
tions, plus several others.
His 239-day jail sentence
has already been served, as
he was incarcerated for eight
months prior to his plea in
October. At that time he was
released on a recognizance
bond.
Additional conditions of
his sanctions include com-
plying with drug and alcohol
restrictions, submitting to
random tests, completing
substance abuse evaluation
and treatment if necessary,
paying restitution of $3,391
to Rite Aid jointly and sever-
ally with his co-defendant,
obtaining and maintaining
employment and paying
court costs.
Judge Tiffany Beckman
also emphasized that any vi-
olation of sanction condi-
tions will result in a four-
year prison term with the
Ohio Department of
Rehabilitation and Correc -
tions.
The State recommended
community control sanc-
tions with “heavy” jail time
“hanging over his head” be-
cause although Schibley co-
operated with authorities to
piece together the details of
the robbery, the threat of
prison time would reinforce
his knowing of the weight of
his offense.
In November, Schibley’s
co-defendant, Kaz K.
Shenfeld, of Harlan, Ind.,
was sentenced to a stated
prison term of six years for
his role in the robbery.
Second Rite Aid
robber sentenced
2A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Mark your calendar now to
attend:
Wednesday, Dec. 11 –
Christmas For Kids live
drive from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at
First Federal in Paulding. This
will be the season’s final live
drive in Paulding County.
Thursday, Dec. 12 –
Wayne Trace’s 18th annual
Senior Citizens’ Dinner for $1
at 12:45 p.m. in the junior high
gym; to register, call Kathie
Kipfer at the high school, 419-
399-4100.
Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive
at the Oakwood Fire Station at
6 p.m. to visit with children.
The Oakwood Community
Band also will perform. Horse-
drawn carriage rides between
the fire station and Cooper
Community Library, refresh-
ments, caramel corn.
Oakwood Elementary and
Paulding Elementary fifth
grade band program 7 p.m. in
the Paulding School auditeria.
Antwerp High School band
and choir winter concert 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 13 –
Payne Elementary Christ -
mas program at 9:30 a.m. and
1:30 p.m.
Christmas light extravagan-
za at the Paulding County
Fairgrounds from dusk to 10
p.m. Santa 7-9 p.m. in the ex-
tension building.
Holiday light show at Van
Wert County Fairgrounds, 6-9
p.m. Enter Fox Road, Gate 5.
Wayne Trace High School
band and choir concert at 7
p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14 –
The Paulding United
Methodist Church is hosting its
annual Homemade Cookie and
Candy Walk from 9 a.m.-noon
(or until gone) in the church
fellowship hall (basement).
Christmas light extravagan-
za at the Paulding County
Fairgrounds from dusk to 10
p.m. Santa 7-9 p.m. in the ex-
tension building.
Holiday light show at Van
Wert County Fairgrounds, 6-9
p.m. Enter on Fox Road, Gate
5. Santa stops in on Saturday
night.
Sunday, Dec. 15 –
Paulding High School band
and choir “Holiday Extra -
vaganza” concert at 3 p.m. in
the high school gym.
Christmas light extravagan-
za at the Paulding County
Fairgrounds from dusk to 10
p.m. Santa 7-9 p.m. in the ex-
tension building.
Holiday light show at Van
Wert County Fairgrounds, 6-9
p.m. Enter Fox Road, Gate 5.
Monday, Dec. 16
Wayne Trace Jr. High band
and choir Christmas concert at
7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 17 –
Oakwood Elementary 2nd
grade Christmas program,
“Christmas Around the
World,” 7 p.m.
By JIM LANGHAM
Feature Writer
HAVILAND – Cars started rolling
into the parking lot surrounding
Wayne Trace High School long be-
fore the 1 p.m. starting time for a
homecoming celebration of the state
runner-up Raiders on Saturday after-
noon.
Right at 1 p.m., cheerleaders lined
up, the drum rolled and the Raider
band broke into the school song. As
team members ran on to the floor and
took their place behind the podium,
pandemonium broke lose in the
house.
“What a ride,” said athletic direc-
tor Jim Linder, a statement that set off
another roar from the supportive
fans.
“In 2005, we got into the playoffs.
This time we took it to the next
level,” said Linder.
“This is something that kids will
share with our grandkids. It will be
talked about in our district for years
to come,” said Linder. “Everyone
had something to do with taking us to
this stardom.”
“More and more our students
stand out at Wayne Trace High
School,” said principal Greg Leeth.
“Wow, 15 weeks of marching band,
fan support and spirit excitement
from students.
“Cheerleaders, students and every-
one here today, this is completely
amazing. What a school spirit at
Wayne Trace,” continued Leeth.
“Every week stood out more than the
previous week.”
Another standing ovation occurred
when Linder brought popular radio
personality Kenny Stabler to the
podium and officially declared him
to be the “Voice of the Raiders.”
Stabler then took over and emceed
the rest of the event.
There was yet another thunderous
explosion when Stabler began his re-
marks by saying, “Welcome home
football fans.”
Stabler then turned to team mem-
bers and said, “What a ride, what a
journey you took us on. It was like no
other.
“Most of the teams in the state
were done with their final game on
Nov. 1,” said Stabler. “You gave us
five more weeks of exciting football
and took us into December.
“Who loves the Raiders,” said
Stabler with a remark that was fol-
lowed by five solid minutes of pan-
demonium from the bleachers.
“These guys have blown up the so-
cial media,” exclaimed Stabler.
“They are talking about the Raider
Nation all over the world.”
Cheerleading coach Chrissy Sinn
brought laughter from the crowd
when she shared an experience she
encountered with an individual at
Canton. She said that a man came up
to her and complemented her on the
huge following from Wayne Trace.
“Later he came up to me and said,
‘I can see why you are in to this the
way you are. You have a son on the
team,’” said Sinn. “I looked at him
and said, ‘What do you mean?’ He
replied that we both had the same last
name on the back of our shirts.
“He saw one of the players that
had ‘Decerto’ on his back, as did I,”
said Sinn. “Decerto is our team
motto, everyone has it on their back.
It is a Latin word that means to fight
to the finish.”
“This has been a fantastic ride. We
couldn’t be prouder,” said Wayne
Trace Booster Club president Mike
Kuhn. “Players, coaches, staff, the
boosters are here for you to support
you 110 percent.”
For over an hour, Stabler inter-
viewed players, coaches and person-
alities connected with the Raider
team.
Coaches praised players for their
strong effort at working out, not only
on the field, but in the summer and in
the training rooms.
“These football players worked
hard; the band worked hard, the
cheerleaders worked hard. Everyone
worked hard to bring this together,”
said head coach Bill Speller. “I’m so
thankful for all of the help the coach-
es gave us this year. The administra-
tion was supportive. It’s so great to be
a Raider.”
Sinn said that she remembered
when she cheered during the glory
days of the basketball program. She
said that she had always hoped that
the cheerleaders that she coaches
would have the opportunity to be part
of the same thing.
“It happened,” said Sinn. “It hap-
pened to them. I wanted them to feel
that school spirit that we had, and to
be part of something bigger than just
themselves.
“Our whole community is like a
big family,” Sinn continued. “It was
great that they could feel a part of
that, and something bigger than
they’ve ever experienced before or
may ever experience again.”
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part, we were able to do that.”
However, the Hornets
weren’t done in the first half
just yet.
Kirtland took over with 2:28
remaining at its own 32-yard
line.
Kukura took the handoff on
the first play and scampered
68-yards for a Hornet touch-
down that pushed the margin
to 30-8 at the intermission.
“It was big,” Laverde said
of the late score. “I think it
took some of the wind out of
their sails with that touch-
down.”
“That was the most physical
team we have played all sea-
son,” noted Raider quarter-
back Colby Speice.
The Hornets eliminated any
doubt in the outcome by scor-
ing on their first drive of the
second half. Skiljan hooked up
with Ryan Loncar on a 24-
yard scoring strike to widen
the advantage to 37-8 with
9:48 left in the third quarter.
Skiljan found Matthew
Finkler on a 51-yard touch-
down pass with 6:03 remain-
ing in the stanza to set the mar-
gin at 44-8.
“All season, we tend to
think that opponents had to
match up their athletes with
us,” Speller added. “They
were able to do that today.
They had as many as we did.”
Wayne Trace got its final
touchdown of the season on
the first play of the fourth
quarter.
Wayne Trace five.
Hess then completed the
drive, scampering five yards to
put the Hornets in front 15-8 at
the 7:43 mark.
Wayne Trace would punt on
its next possession and
Kirtland would take advan-
tage.
Starting at the Kirtland 8,
the Hornets marched 92 yards
in seven plays to take control
of the contest.
Hess capped the possession
with a nine-yard run for a
score that put Kirtland on top
22-8 with 3:03 remaining in
the first half.
“The late scores in the first
half were big for us, momen-
tum-wise,” commented
Kirtland head coach Tiger
Laverde. “That is a good foot-
ball team we just played, but
we talked all week to our guys
about coming out ready to
play and keeping them from
making big plays. For the most
Speice hooked up with
Tyler Showalter for a 30-yard
touchdown pass that got the
red, white and blue within 44-
16.
“It’s been a great ride,”
commented Wayne Trace’s
Devin Wenzlick. “I can’t be-
lieve it’s over and probably
won’t until tomorrow when I
realize I won’t be able to put
this jersey on again.”
Wayne Trace finished the
day with 281 yards of total of-
fense.
Speice was 18 of 44 through
the air for 262 yards while the
Hornet defense limited the
Raiders to 19 rushing yards on
24 attempts.
Jake Arend and Jared
Sherry each picked up five re-
ceptions with Arend totaling
101 yards while Sherry posted
45. Jake Gerber also added
four catches for 50 yards.
Sherry picked up 37 yards
rushing over nine carries.
Kukura led the Hornet of-
fense with 196 rushing yards
on 19 tries while Hess posted
177 yards on 22 attempts.
Skiljan also was 6 of 10
through the air for 133 yards
with Finkler recording three
receptions for 72 yards.
Wayne Trace closes the sea-
son with a record of 13-2, set-
ting a new school record for
victories and became the first
Paulding County football team
to advance to the state champi-
onship game.
“The whole experience this
year has been fun,” concluded
Speller. “From the time the
weight room started, it’s been
an outstanding group of kids
and a tremendous year. I
wouldn’t trade any of this for
anything. This senior class has
been so fun to be around.”
Seniors playing in their final
high school football game in-
cluded Darian Asher-Layman,
Jared Sherry, Jake Gerber,
Sean Durre, Korbin
Showalter, Colby Speice,
Guiseppe Trapaldi, Aaron
Stoller, Devin Wenzlick,
Brock Worden and T.J.
Blackmore.
Editor’s Note: The Progress
will publish a special section
commemorating the Raiders’
football season and run to the
state finals on Dec. 18. Pick up
a copy of next week’s paper.
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Christmas season events
GARY DEPRIMIO
1951-2013
ANTWERP – Gary L.
“Popeye” Deprimio, 62,
passed away Thursday, Dec.
5 at St. Joseph Hospital in
Fort Wayne.
He was born in Hunting-
ton, W.Va, and lived in Fort
Wayne for several years be-
fore recently moving to
Antwerp. Gary worked in the
bridges and building depart-
ment and in the carpenter
shop for Norfolk and Southern
Railroad for 31 years, retiring
in 2007. Gary loved riding his
Harley, enjoyed playing pool
with his friends and golfing
with his brother and loved
spending time with his family
and friends.
Surviving are his loving
wife, Diana Noble-Ruch-De-
primio of Antwerp; stepfather,
Bob Kacsor of New Haven;
stepson, Joel Ruch of Desert
Hot Springs, Calif.; brother,
Rocky (Lee) Deprimio of Fort
Wayne; sister, Patricia (Roy)
Allison of New Haven; father-
in-law, Herb Noble of Pauld-
ing; sisters-in-law, Renee (Tim)
Boss of Paulding and Gwyn
(Richard) Jones of Anderson,
Ind.; and his best friends, Brian
and Ron Man.
Gary was preceded in death
by his mother, Darlene Kac-
sor.
Visitation will be held from
2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today,
Dec. 11 at Mungovan and Sons
Funeral Home, 2114 S. Cal-
houn St.
Memorials may be made to
the Bandits Resort Inc., P.O.
Box 852, Desert Hot Springs
CA 92240 “a non profit charity
for animals.”
To view the online obituary,
go to www.mungovanand-
sons.com.
BYRON
RASEY
1936-2013
ANTWERP – Byron W.
Rasey, 76, of Antwerp, died
Saturday, Dec. 7 at Defiance
Inpatient Hospice Center.
DONALD BEAMER
CECIL – Donald R. Beamer,
age 88, died Sunday, Dec. 8.
Arrangements are pending at
Den Herder Funeral Home,
Paulding.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Paulding County Progress - 3A
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The Amish Cook
By: Lovina Eicher
easy.
The afternoon was spent
playing various board games.
The day went too fast.
This morning we cleaned
everything up and the girls
are doing laundry now. Joe
and I plan to take our horse
and buggy to town after I get
this written. The boys are
hauling manure out to the
fields. Hopefully everything
will be done before noon so
they can all have the after-
noon free to do whatever they
want.
Joe ended up being off
work all week from the fac-
tory and so did daughter Eliz-
abeth.
This week went by way too
fast. Thanksgiving Day is al-
ready passed. Thanksgiving
is a day to remember what
many blessings we have, a
time to sing praises unto the
Lord thanking Him for all He
has done, a day to spend with
family and friends and make
new memories, a day to re-
member how blessed we are
to have another bountiful har-
vest put up for the long cold
winter.
Do we appreciate our
blessings enough? How often
we take for granted that we
have plenty of food and a
warm place to stay. A holiday
such as Thanksgiving Day is
a nice time to reflect on all of
our blessings, but let us also
remember to thank God daily.
I hope everyone had an en-
joyable and safe holiday. May
God bring many blessings to
each of you readers.
A thank you to all of you
The Amish Cook’s editor’s
book, The Williams Guide to
Amish Country, is available di-
rectly from Amazon.com. I t
is Friday and everyone is
home today. Yesterday was
Thanksgiving Day. My sister
Emma, her husband Jacob,
and children, sisters Verena
and Susan and daughter Eliz-
abeth’s friend Timothy all
joined us for Thanksgiving
dinner.
I put the turkeys in about 6
a.m. and they were ready by
a little after 11 a.m. and we
sat down for the meal at
noon. We added an eight-foot
table to our 10-foot kitchen
table and put out 19 place set-
tings. It would have been 21
if daughter Susan and her
friend Mose had been there.
But Susan went with her
friend Mose to Charlotte to
have Thanksgiving dinner
with his family.
I prepared an 18-pound
turkey and a 21-pound turkey,
but had a lot left over. On the
menu besides turkey were
mashed potatoes, gravy,
dressing (which I had stuffed
in both turkeys), mixed veg-
etables, corn, overnight salad,
express salad, dill pickles, hot
peppers, sliced cheese, home-
made bread, butter, straw-
berry jam, cheese ball and
crackers, veggies and dip,
pumpkin roll, angel food
cake, homemade Reese’s
bars, ice cream, and pumpkin,
pecan and peanut butter pies.
My sisters brought some of
the food, too, so there was
more than plenty. That means
the next few meals should be
for your support through
years of penning this column.
A special thanks to Jean from
Ohio (reader of the Times-Re-
porter in New Philadelphia)
for sending daughter Susan
the very nice wall-hanging.
She loves the horse on there
and it is already hanging in
her bedroom. She wants to
send a personal thank you.
May God bless you for such
kindness.
For those you who need a
way to use up leftover turkey
try this recipe:
HOME-STYLE TURKEY
SALAD
1-1/2 cups mayonnaise
1 tablespoon orange juice
3 cups cooked turkey,
chopped
1 apple diced
1/4 cup celery, diced
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup pecans, toasted
Mix mayo and orange juice
in a large bowl until blended.
Add remaining ingredients and
mix lightly. Refrigerate at least
30 minutes before eating.
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Church Corner
Friday, Dec. 13
Mama’s Little Helper
DUPONT – The Dupont Church of God is
offering to watch the children while Mom
goes shopping. If ladies want to shop without
the kids take advantage of this opportunity to
do so.
Moms can go shopping child-free from 6-
11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13 by dropping their
young ones off at the church for a night of
movies, games and snacks. Free will dona-
tions will be accepted with all proceeds going
to help the Needs Pantry at the church.
The church is located at the corner of Maple
and Logan streets in Dupont.
Sunday,Dec. 15
Gospel concert
MELROSE – Jerry Garcia, an award win-
ning southern gospel recording artist, will be
in concert at the Melrose United Methodist
Church at 6 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 15. Garcia has
been delivering the gospel by song for 30
years.
The Melrose United Methodist Church is
located on SR 613 two miles west of Oak-
wood.
“Church Corner” listings are free. If your
church is having any special services or pro-
grams, please call the Paulding County Progress
at 419-399-4015 or email us your information
at progress@progressnewspaper.org
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To comfort the living,
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In The
Garden
Monarch butterfly progress report
or at least letting it grow
where you see it occurring
naturally won’t make a differ-
ence, because collectively,
every single thing we do mat-
ters. Remember how the bald
eagle was once endangered?
Active conservation meas-
ures saved it. We can help the
monarch too.
I’m doing what I can to as-
sure that any monarchs that
fly by my little parcel of land
will find a welcoming envi-
ronment in which to feed and
raise their young. I want my
grandchildren to experience
this magnificent and miracu-
lous creature firsthand, not
just read about it in a book.
Read Kylee’s blog, Our Little
Acre, at www.ourlittleacre.com
and on Facebook at www.face-
book.com/OurLittleAcre. Con-
tact her at
Paul di ngProgres s Gar-
dener@gmail.com.
widespread use of pesticides
and herbicides and the reduc-
tion of native prairies, that’s
just silly. It just may be the
most obvious, because the
monarch is so beloved.
Besides being a beautiful
creature, it’s also the only
butterfly that makes such an
epic migration journey to a
specific place where they
have never ever been before
in their young lives.
The final generation of the
summer somehow knows
right where to go, thousands
of miles away, and when. Ge-
netically, they’re no different
than their parents and grand-
parents, yet from the moment
they emerge from their emer-
ald chrysalides in the fall, it’s
their mission, and necessary
for survival.
Don’t think that you can’t
help, that planting milkweed
Earlier this year, I men-
tioned the plight of the
monarch butterflies. I encour-
aged you to plant more milk-
weed in your gardens and to
consider not cutting it down.
Apparently, some of you took
it to heart, as I had several
people stop me when I was
out and about and tell me
they’d planted some. I also
noticed several roadsides
where milkweed is now dis-
persing its cottony seed.
Mother Nature is doing her
part, too.
Please don’t stop. The re-
ports are coming in from the
overwintering sites in Mex-
ico, where most of the mon-
archs east of the Rockies have
now arrived and the news is
not good.
The numbers are lower
than ever, dropping from an
average of 350 million to 60
million. The colonies where
they congregate normally
take up a space of about 52
acres but they now only oc-
cupy a little less than three
acres. THREE.
One of the biggest causes
for this is last year’s drought
in the heartland that deci-
mated the largest area of na-
tive milkweed (Asclepias
spp.), the only plant genus
that their larvae eat. But, the
monarchs have been on the
decline for many years now.
Purposeful destruction of nat-
ural prairie areas and roadside
spraying and mowing are tak-
ing a big toll as well.
Some have expressed that
they feel this may be the be-
ginning of the end of this
beautiful, miraculous crea-
ture. I hope and pray it isn’t
so, but the situation is truly
dire. I’ve asked myself -
would it matter if the
monarch butterfly became
extinct? Species disappear all
the time and life goes on,
right?
In science class, we were
taught that for every action,
there is an opposite and equal
reaction. And everything we
do to disrupt the natural ways
of the environment has con-
sequences. Some are major
and some are minor. It’s true,
the world would not stop
spinning if the monarch but-
terfly were no more. But this
event (or non-event?) has
been called a canary in a coal
mine.
If we think that the
monarch butterflies are the
only things affected by the
Monarchwatch.org is waging a campaign to encourage plant-
ing milkweed to help bolster monarch populations. See their
website for ways you can help.
Kylee Baumle/Paulding County Progress
A monarch butterfly feeds on swamp milkweed (Asclepias in-
carnata), which is both a nectar and larval host plant.
Library holds
contest for
gingerbread
houses
OAKWOOD – Cooper
Community Library, a branch
of the Paulding County
Carnegie Library system, will
be sponsoring a Family Edible
House contest.
Use traditional gingerbread,
graham crackers or anything
else to build a house. Please
build it on a sturdy platform
and make sure everything is
edible. Entries should include a
name and phone on the bottom
of the platform.
Houses can be brought to the
library during normal hours
now through Dec. 20. Houses
will be judged Dec. 21.
All houses will need to be
picked up Jan. 2-4. After that,
they will disposed of.
So get your creativity caps
on and join the fun. Any ques-
tions, please contact the library
at 419-594-3337.
“It’s a short road that has no
advertising signs” – Anony-
mous. Learn how your com-
munity newspaper can help
you – call the Progress today
at 419-399-4015.
Nancy Whitaker/Paulding County Progress
The annual TGIF giveaway was held Saturday, Dec. 7 at the extension building at the fair-
grounds. Vicki Kadesch and Sue Wannemacher of the Paulding United Methodist Church have
been doing the event for the past 13 years. This year, between 400-600 people were assisted.
Kadesch and Wannemacher said that they were thankful this year for the many volunteers who
came out to help them. Some of the volunteers were Payne Boy Scout Troop 137, Paulding Boy
Scout Troop 315, Divine Mercy Catholic Church, the Nazarene Church and others in the commu-
nity. Various businesses also donated gift cards, which were very much appreciated. People were
lining up as early as Friday afternoon for the annual giveaway, but thanks to all the support,
everything went very well. Items left over were boxed up and taken to Goodwill in Defiance.
4A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Police Report
County Court
Property Transfers
Sheriff’s Report
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Bruce Gamiere was the speaker at the Paulding Kiwanis Club
meeting. Gamiere is the head of the Toastmasters International
club in Defiance. They teach members how to speak in front of
a crowd of people. He said speaking in front of people is one of
the hardest things for anyone to do. Toastmasters has chapters
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ACCIDENT REPORTS:
None.
INCIDENT REPORTS:
Wednesday, Nov. 27
1:27 p.m. Dog complaint came in
from Ohio 66 in Brown Township.
3:57 p.m. Harassment was investi-
gated on Road 72 in Latty Township.
4:20 p.m. A Cecil resident registered a
dog complaint.
6:08 p.m. Deputies documented a
car/deer mishap on Road 43 in Carryall
Township.
6:42 p.m. A Grover Hill resident called
in a dog complaint.
8:14 p.m. Trespass was noted on Road
169 in Auglaize Township.
Thursday, Nov. 28
8:06 p.m. Deputies arrested William
A. Johnson on a warrant from Allen
County, Indiana.
11:27 p.m. A Payne area resident ob-
serving a subject shooting from the road
at the intersection of Road 33 and 60 in
Benton Township.
Friday, Nov. 29
8:09 a.m. Dog complaint was looked
into on US 127 in Jackson Township.
8:42 a.m. Theft of car parts and mini
bikes was investigated on Ohio 66 in
Brown Township.
6:59 p.m. A deputy spotted a pile of
scrap on Road 263 in Auglaize Town-
ship.
10:56 p.m. Suspicious truck was seen
on Road 137 in Latty Township.
Saturday, Nov. 30
12:44 a.m. Fight complaint was
lodged from Road 151 in Jackson Town-
ship.
6:38 a.m. Suspicious vehicle was re-
ported on Road 140 in Brown Township.
11:01 a.m. Report was made of a sub-
ject discharging a shotgun in Haviland.
11:41 a.m. Medication was turned in
to be destroyed.
12:15 p.m. A holdup alarm sounded at
the ATM on Walnut Street in Oakwood.
12:15 p.m. Report of someone dump-
ing trash on Road 82 in Benton Town-
ship was investigated.
12:32 p.m. Dog complaint came in
from Emerald Road in Paulding.
12:36 p.m. Two Auglaize Township
fire units responded to a controlled burn
that had gotten away on Road 111 in
Auglaize Township. They were there less
than 15 minutes.
2:10 p.m. A dog complaint was han-
dled on Road 21 in Harrison Township.
4:36 p.m. Defiance County Sheriff’s
office requested mutual aid at a barn fire
on Rosedale Road. One unit responded
for less than 15 minutes.
4:40 p.m. A Payne resident told
deputies someone hit their vehicle.
4:46 p.m. Dog complaint was made
from US 127 in Blue Creek Township.
6:18 p.m. A car/deer collision was
handled on Road 424 in Carryall Town-
ship.
7:06 p.m. Harassing texts were re-
ported from Cecil.
7:24 p.m. Deputies documented a
car/deer crash on Road 38 in Blue Creek
Township.
8:20 p.m. Subject with a gun was seen
on Road 424 in Crane Township.
Sunday, Dec. 1
10:48 a.m. Dog complaint came in
from Road 88 in Crane Township.
1:19 p.m. Dog complaint was handled
near the intersection of US 24 and US
127 in Emerald Township.
1:34 p.m. A dog complaint was regis-
tered from near the intersection of Road
114 and 107 in Paulding Township.
2:29 p.m. A subject reported a dog
complaint seen near the intersection of
US 24 and Road 115 in Emerald Town-
ship.
2:37 p.m. Two Oakwood fire units and
the EMS responded to a field fire on
Road 177 in Brown Township. They were
on the scene about 15 minutes.
2:54 p.m. Domestic problem was looked
into on Road 148 in Brown Township.
3:26 p.m. Deputies were called to Road
139 in Emerald Township for a domestic
dispute.
3:29 p.m. A car/deer accident on Road
220 in Carryall Township was handled by
deputies.
6:01 p.m. Dog complaint came in from
Melrose.
6:33 p.m. Deputies assisted the Paulding
Police Department by delivering a mes-
sage on Road 138 in Jackson Township.
10:32 p.m. Threats on Facebook were
reported by a Payne resident.
10:33 p.m. Theft of a chainsaw and tools
was investigated on Road 148 in Brown
Township.
Monday, Dec. 2
2:10 p.m. Dog complaint was lodged
from Road 21 in Harrison Township.
6:01 p.m. Damage to a deer stand was
looked into on Road 137 in Latty Town-
ship.
6:16 p.m. Vandalism to a stop sign was
noted at the intersection of Road 12 and
203 in Washington Township.
8:11 p.m. Harassment on Facebook
was reported from Road 220 in Carryall
Township.
Monday, Dec. 2
9:57 p.m. Theft of DVDs was reported
from Grover Hill.
Tuesday, Dec. 3
8:15 a.m. Hunters were reportedly
trespassing on property on Road 93 in
Paulding Township.
11:40 a.m. Dog bite was called in from
US 127 in Crane Township.
4:17 p.m. A dog complaint was lodged
from North Cherry Street in Paulding.
5:36 p.m. One Paulding fire unit and
the EMS responded to a field fire on
Ohio 637 south of Road 146 in Jackson
Township. They were there more than 30
minutes.
6:07 p.m. Deputies assisted Payne Po-
lice Department by delivering a message
on Ohio 111 in Paulding Township.
6:55 p.m. Theft of medication was re-
ported from Road 151 in Jackson Town-
ship.
8:37 p.m. A salesman called for a wel-
fare check on Broughton Pike in Jackson
Township where a woman was seen
lying on the floor with duct tape over her
mouth.
Wednesday, Dec. 4
7:28 a.m. Dog complaint was lodged
from Oakwood.
9:29 a.m. Theft was reported from
Road 232 in Emerald Township.
10:46 a.m. Dog complaint was made
from Road 171 in Auglaize Township.
12:11 p.m. Medication was turned in
to be destroyed.
1:08 p.m. Medication was turned in to
be destroyed.
4:07 p.m. Criminal damage was seen
on a building along Ohio 637 in Jackson
Township where a door had been torn
off.
Thursday, Dec. 5
12:02 a.m. Attempted breaking and
entering was investigated on Ohio 111 in
Harrison Township.
5:08 a.m. A car/deer collision on Ohio
66 north of Road 140 in Brown Town-
ship was documented.
Civil Docket:
Credit Adjustments Inc.,
Defiance vs. Jennifer
McAlexander, Antwerp.
Small claims, satisfied.
Defiance Radiologist Asso-
ciates, Ottawa Hills vs. Maria
Enmark, Antwerp. Other ac-
tion, judgment for the plain-
tiff in the sum of $324.
William S. Bricker DDS
Inc., Antwerp vs. Sheila Wes-
ley, New Port each, Calif.
Other action, judgment for
the plaintiff in the sum of
$2,186.
Sarah J. Mowery DDS Inc.,
Antwerp vs. Crystal L. Gee,
Melrose. Small claims, dis-
missed.
Criminal Docket:
Daneal D. Cain, Defiance,
criminal mischief; $200 fine,
$141 costs, 60 days jail sus-
pended; no unlawful contact
with victim.
Tracy L. Hoeppner, Oak-
wood, trespassing; $250 fine,
$182 costs, 30 days jail sus-
pended; probation ordered,
no contact with victim or
property, 20 hours commu-
nity service.
Joseph E. Miller, Paulding,
domestic violence; $250 fine,
$140 costs, 43 days jail with
137 days suspended; three-
year probation ordered, sub-
mit to evaluation at
Westwood Behavioral, no
contact with victim or chil-
dren, 20 hours community
service, complete The Ridge
Project, no alcohol consump-
tion.
Traffic Docket:
Brian E. Carpenter, Bryan,
66/55 speed; $33 fine, $80
costs.
Eric P. Phillips, Lima,
69/55 speed; $33 fine, $80
costs.
Moises Jonathan Rojas,
Downey, Calif., 91/65 speed;
$43 fine, $80 costs.
David L. Elick, Paulding,
69/55 speed; $33 fine, $80
costs.
Chelsea Lynn Rudd, Ot-
tawa Lake, Mich., 77/65
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
William J. Scheurich,
Paulding, OVI/under influ-
ence; $375 fine, $188 costs,
pay $100 monthly, pay all by
June 27 or matter sent for col-
lections, three-days jail, six-
month license suspension;
ALS vacated, community
control ordered, 20 hours
community service, secure
valid driver’s license, 177
days jail reserved.
William J. Scheurich,
Paulding, failure to reinstate;
dismissed at State’s request.
William J. Scheurich,
Paulding, failure to file re-
quired; dismissed at State’s
request.
Oren Charles Rampart,
Byram, Miss., 64/55 speed;
$33 fine, $85 costs.
Dillon J. Buchanan, Belle-
vue, 80/65 speed; $43 fine,
$85 costs.
Patrick B. Baumle, Havi-
land, 68/55 speed; $33 fine,
$85 costs.
Melissa C. Murphy,
Arnold, Md., 85/65 speed;
$43 fine, $85 costs.
Ronald E. Williamson,
Harper Woods, Mich., 70/65
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
David Charles Orosz,
Monroe, Mich., 80/65 speed;
$43 fine, $80 costs.
Donald Joseph Cochrane,
Rochester Hill, Mich., 77/65
speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Alexander Scott Harmeyer,
Fort Wayne, 90/65 speed; $43
fine, $80 costs.
Ricky L. Brown II, Grover
Hill, 73/55 speed; $63 fine,
$77 costs.
Cory Ray Daisy, Elida, seat
belt; $20 fine, $47 costs.
Matthew D. Slife, New
Bremen, seat belt; $30 fine,
$50 costs.
Beverly L. Areizaga, Defi-
ance, 78/65 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
Allison Santo, Grover Hill,
stop sign; $53 fine, $77 costs.
Jacob T. Logan, Delphos,
68/55 speed; $33 fine, $80
costs.
Edwin N. Yoh, Paulding,
seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Akindeinde Akinlawon,
Urbana, Ill. 87/65 speed; $43
fine, $77 costs.
Deborah Kay Tahse, Cam-
den, Mich., 67/55 speed; $33
fine, $80 costs.
James S. Richie Jr., Wal-
bridge, 75/65 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
Baltazar Lopez, Genoa,
73/55 speed; $43 fine, $80
costs.
John J. Butler, Loveland,
75/55 speed; $43 fine, $77
costs.
Wesley A. Moening,
Kalida, driving under suspen-
sion – child support; $100
fine with $75 suspended, $87
costs; show proof of financial
responsibility and payment of
the Rocky River ticket and
show a valid status with Ohio
BMV.
Paul Randall Lytle, Van
Wert, following closely; $53
fine, $77 costs, pay all by
Feb. 28 or matter sent for col-
lection.
Paul Randall Lytle, Van
Wert, seat belt; $30 fine, pay
by Feb. 28 or matter sent for
collection.
Paul Randall Lytle, Van
Wert, TRANF registration;
dismissed at State’s request.
Stephen G. Lucas, Troy,
68/55 speed; $33 fine, $80
costs.
Kelly E. Tobey, Jonesville,
Mich., 68/55 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
Shana Larue Curl, South
Bend, Ind., 68/55 speed; $33
fine, $80 costs.
Stephen J. Butcher, Ply-
mouth, Mich., 85/65 speed;
$43 fine, $80 costs.
Grant Mathew Beahlen,
Mundelein, Ill., 88/65 speed;
$43 fine, $80 costs.
John Leonard Vanderkuur
IV, Davison, Mich., 75/65
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Kirk M. Anderson, Spring-
field, 66/55 speed; $33 fine,
$77 costs.
Pamela S. Erford, Oak-
wood, 66/55 speed; $48 fine,
$77 costs.
Jane Bowman Freed, No-
blesville, Ind., 79/65 speed;
$33 fine, $80 costs.
Julie A. McCullough,
Paulding, 72/55 speed; $43
fine, $77 costs.
ACCIDENT REPORTS
None.
INCIDENT REPORTS
Thursday, Nov. 28
10:30 a.m. Investigation of
a family disturbance on North
Water Street resulted in two
subjects requesting charges.
Monday, Dec. 2
3:50 p.m. Theft of a cell
phone was investigated on
Johnson Road.
5:35 p.m. Officers assisted
a trooper with the Ohio State
Highway Patrol with a sub-
ject.
6:58 p.m. Violation of a
court order was noted on
North Dix Street. The case is
under investigation.
Tuesday, Dec. 3
Noon. A backing mishap in
a private drive on Helen
Street was documented.
Wednesday, Dec. 4
12:49 a.m. A traffic stop on
West Jackson Street for win-
dow tint resulted in the driver
giving false information to the
officer. She was cited for pro-
viding false information and
for driving under suspension.
7:30 a.m. An Emerald Road
resident told officers a vehicle
window had been shot. Offi-
cers determined it had been
shot with a BB.
8:44 p.m. A backing accident
in the parking area at a Mc-
Donald Pike office was han-
dled.
Thursday, Dec. 5
8:50 a.m. Officers received a
dog complaint from the inter-
section of Harrison and
Williams streets. The animal
was gone when officers ar-
rived.
8:38 p.m. An anonymous
call to check on children at a
North Williams Street location
resulted in Job and Family
Services being contacted.
9:12 p.m. Family distur-
bance was investigated on
South Coupland Street.
Friday, Dec. 6
9:10 a.m. Several vehicles
parked in a lot on Fairground
Drive were gone through the
previous evening.
2:38 p.m. Unwanted subject
was reported at a West Perry
Street business. He was gone
when officers arrived.
Saturday, Dec. 7
4:50 a.m. A school official
told officers drivers are disre-
garding stop signs and not
yielding to students during the
morning hours.
7:03 a.m. A female walked
away from a McDonald Pike
facility. She was located in
town and returned.
1:48 p.m. Notice was sent to
Job and Family Services fol-
lowing a family disturbance on
Rita Street.
4:16 p.m. Officers were
called to North Williams Street
for an abuse complaint. They
found an incident between two
adults while a juvenile was
present. The matter was turned
over to Job and Family Serv-
ices.
11:58 p.m. Neighbor prob-
lems were handled on South
Williams Street.
Sunday, Dec. 8
10:38 a.m. Family distur-
bance on North Williams Street
was looked into.
8:30 p.m. Junk notice was
served on Flat Rock Drive.
The term “et al.” refers to and others; “et vir.,” and husband; “et ux.,” and wife.
Auglaize Township
Roel S. and Janet S. Valle to Joshua L. Bauer; Sec. 22, 1.94
acres. Warranty deed.
Fifth Third Mortgage Company to Secretary of HUD; Lot 77,
Auglaize Hills Development #2, 0.45 acre. Warranty deed.
Benton Township
Arlene M. Wobler, dec. to Gary C. Wobler, et al.; Sec. 10, 78.7
acres. Certificate of transfer.
Brown Township
Dennis and Mary L. McVay to Dennis E. McVay and Erin R.
Deatrick; Sec. 23, 58.5 acres. Warranty deed.
Dennis E. McVay et ux. and Jason A. Deatrick et ux. to Dennis
McVay and Mary L. McVay Life Estate; Sec. 23, 58.5 acres. War-
ranty deed.
Andrew R. Brown to Larry E. and Diana L. Brown; Sec. 1,
5.062 acres. Quit claim.
Carryall Township
Michael A. McKeever to Clay M. Justinger; Sec. 31, 1.44 acres.
Warranty deed.
Randy Stephens to Lonnie Hitt; Sec. 23, 1.375 acres. Warranty
deed.
Crane Township
John Smith, dec. to Jerry Smith, et al.; Sec. 1 and 3, 40 acres.
Certificate of transfer.
John Smith, dec. to Jerry Smith, et al.; Sec. 1 and 3, 40 acres.
Affidavit.
Jackson Township
Robert C. Thornell, dec. to Alma M. Thornell; Sec. 14, 41.21
acres; Sec. 36, 29.89 acres and 188.5 acres. Affidavit.
Robert C. Thornell, dec. to Alma M. Thornell, et al.; Sec. 27,
15.06 acres and Sec. 35, 79.44 acres. Affidavit.
Latty Township
Robert C. Thornell, dec. to Alma M. Thornell, et al.; Sec. 4,
77.43 acres. Affidavit.
Robert C. Thornell, dec. to Alma M. Thornell; Sec. 1, 80 acres;
Sec. 2, 10 acres; Sec. 3, 81.25 acres and Sec. 10, 90 acres. Affi-
davit.
Washington Township
Robert C. Thornell, dec. to Alma M. Thornell, et al.; Sec. 25,
82.23 acres and Sec. 26, 101.48 acres. Affidavit.
Robert C. Thornell, dec. to Alma M. Thornell; Sec. 21, 20 acres;
Sec. 26, 41.7 acres and Sec. 35, 8 acres. Affidavit.
Antwerp Village
Dennis K. Fish to Ramona K. Detmon; Lot 6, 0.076 acre. Quit
claim.
Grover Hill Village
Elma J. Lang to Patrick R. Comer; Lots 76 and 85, Original
Plat, 0.33 acre. Warranty deed.
Paulding Village
Robert C. Thornell, dec. to Alma M. Thornell, et al.; Lot 45,
Country Side Estates II, 0.34 acre. Affidavit.
Douglas P. Clark, trustee to Shirley J. Cramer, trustee; Lot 6,
Condo K, Unit 1. Trustee deed.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Paulding County Progress - 5A
Common Pleas
Civil Docket
The term “et al.” refers to and others; “et vir.,” and hus-
band; “et ux.,” and wife.
Alisha Ann Trausch, Paulding vs. Randy
Trausch, Adrian, Mich. Divorce.
Alvin Colon, Defiance vs. City of Defiance,
Defiance and Bureau of Workers’ Compensa-
tion, Columbus. Worker’s compensation.
The Hicksville Bank, Hicksville vs. David
W. Bradtmueller, Antwerp and Tamara S.
Bradtmueller, Antwerp and Ohio Department
of Taxation, Columbus and Paulding County
Treasurer, Paulding. Foreclosures.
Civil Docket Concluded
Marcus A. Burks, Cygnet and Starlah E.
Burks, Cygnet vs. Ronald C. Roth, dec. by and
through Kelton K. Smith, administrator, Find-
lay and John Does #1 and #2, names and ad-
dresses unknown. Personal injury, dismissed
with prejudice, $221.80 costs to defendant.
U.S. Bank, N.A., Lewisville, Texas vs.
Mary L. Echols and her unknown spouse if
any, Fort Wayne and Ohio Department of Job
and Family Services, Columbus. Foreclosures,
dismissed.
The Ottoville Bank Company, Ottoville vs.
Frances Eileen Russell and her unknown
spouse if any, Grover Hill and Paulding
County Treasurer, Paulding and Ohio Depart-
ment of Taxation, Columbus. Foreclosures,
dismissed for lack of prosecution.
The Farmers & Merchants State Bank,
Archbold vs. Danny L. Mullins and his un-
known spouse if any, Oakwood and Paulding
County Treasurer, Paulding. Foreclosures, dis-
missed without prejudice.
The Huntington National Bank, Columbus
vs. Charles S. Adkins, Oakwood and Deanna
K. Adkins, Oakwood and The State Bank and
Trust Company, Defiance and Paulding
County Treasurer, Paulding. Foreclosures, dis-
missed.
Kevin S. Arnold, New Haven vs. N.L.
Baker Inc., dba Life Alert Rescue, Oakwood
and Neil Baker, Findlay. Money only, dis-
missed with prejudice.
Main Street Acquisition Corp., Columbus
vs. Sara Franklin, Cecil. Money only, judg-
ment granted in the sum of $23,091.19 plus
interest.
Keith W. Eckmeyer, Kent vs. Kenneth Bow-
ers, dba Advanced Chassis, Antwerp. Money
only, judgment ordered in the sum of $7,792
and the chassis in question to be returned to
plaintiff.
Mark D. Parisot, Antwerp vs. Ashley J.
Parisot, Paulding. Divorce dismissed.
Ann M. Miller, Paulding vs. Brian G.
Miller, Sherwood. Divorce granted.
Nicholas Rasey, Antwerp vs. Allison Rasey,
Grover Hill. Divorce granted.
In the matter of: Chantelle Marshall, Payne
and Gary L. Marshall, Payne. Dissolution of
marriage granted.
In the matter of: Kimberly M. Pierce, Payne
and Russ M. Pierce, Payne. Dissolution of
marriage granted.
In the matter of: Richard R. Hunt, Antwerp
and Carrie V. Hunt, Dupont. Dissolution of
marriage granted.
Marriage Licenses
None.
Administration Docket
In the Estate of Lois A. Bruckart, last will
and testament filed.
In the Estate of John Herzig, last will and
testament filed.
Criminal Docket
Bobbi L. Berry, 27 of Van Wert, had her
community control sanctions revoked recently
and she was sentenced to a stated prison term
of three years in the Ohio Department of Re-
habilitation and Correction for burglary (F2).
She will receive credit for 267 days service
and to pay $2,100 restitution to her victim. In
November 2010 she had been ordered to serve
three years community control.
Kasey L. Zartman, 26, of Paulding, was in
court recently and changed her plea to guilty
of theft (F4). Her sentencing was set for Jan.
13.
Timothy S. Fitzsimmons, 55, of Van Wert,
was appointed a new counsel in his felony
DWI (F3) case. His Dec. 11 jury trial date was
vacated and it will be rescheduled at a later
date.
Kacy N. Wagner, 31, of Oakwood, had a
motion for intervention in lieu of conviction
filed in her aggravated vehicular assault (F3)
case on Dec. 3.
Danny J. Ordway, 61, of Oakwood, had a
sexual offender registration violation (F3) in-
dictment against him dismissed without prej-
udice on Dec. 3. Costs were waived.
Names drawn for jury duty
The following is a list of prospective ju-
rors who were summoned by the Paulding
County Court of Common Pleas for the
term of Jan. 1 through April 30, 2014:
Grand Jurors – Gabrielle Bok, Merl
Genero, Michelle Harpster, Patricia Heifner,
Kathryn M. Holt, Maudred Jenkins, Martha
Jones, Darlene Klopfenstein, Steven T.
Langsdorf, Patrick D. Luderman,
Roger D. McClure, Guadalupe McDor-
man Jr., Jennifer A. Michael, Ramona K.
Monroe, Steven Moran, Dale Martin Orth-
man, James B. Porter, Vincent G. Rohlf,
Douglas K. Schmidt, Debra L. Sholl,
Tina R. Sinn, Lewis E. Smith, Michael F.
Weaver Sr., Kevin L. Weippert, Pamela M.
Yenser
Common Pleas Court – Paula J. Adkins,
Bradley W. Allen, Richard C. Andrews,
Anita L. Arend, Anthony E. Bair, Michael
E. Baker Jr., Joe D. Banks, Suzanne S.
Baughman, Ethel R. Baughman, Todd J.
Beard,
Pauline E. Beckman, Stephany L. Bell,
Ronald C. Bennett, Jeremy J. Bennett, Ray
L. Benschneider, Lendell P. Berner, Susan
B. Bickford, Nancy J. Bidlack, Andrea K.
Blair, Tracy L. Bok,
Patricia A. Bouillon, James D. Bovine,
Rita L. Bowling, Linda J. Brady, Ashley D.
Brinkman, Thomas A. Brittig, Beverly A.
Brown, Amy A. Brown, Tonya L. Burk,
Pamela J. Burtch,
Sarah J. Carnahan, Virginia L. Cereghin,
Larry D. Cline, Linda S. Coil, Candice E.
Combs, Shannon M. Coplin, David W.
Cowell, Judith A. Cramer, Kathleen S.
Crossland, Randal A. Crossland Jr.,
Lisa K. Davis, Julie A. Dinger, Lisa J.
Doctor, Jennifer M. Dotson, Bobby R. Dun-
ham, Sheila M. Dunno, Helen M. Dunstan,
Samuel S. Edwards, Roger G. Ehrhart,
Michael G. Elliott,
Zachary E. Elston, Scott R. Farr, Kenneth
P. Feeney, Danielle R. Fisher, Kristy Fisher,
Shade E. Flemens, Emily M. Foltz, Eunice
Foltz, Carol L. Foor, Macala N. Foster,
Shelley Leigh Gamble, Deborah J .Gib-
son, Betty A. Gill, Laura D. Good, Jody L.
Goshia II, Jeffrey T. Grace, Robert D. Gray,
Lauren A. Griffiths, Nancy C. Gross,
Anna M. Gurney, Ricky L. Haas, Donald
G. Hahn, Phillip R. Hanenkratt, David E.
Hart, Reanne B. Hassen, Anna J. Hatfield,
Thomas J. Hauter, Mark A. Herber, Mark
A. Hibbard,
Freeda J. Hicks, Bradley A. Hoffman,
Martin J. Hohenberger, Misty A. Hooker,
Edward L. Horstman, Anthony W. Hughes,
Stephanie R. Hunsaker, Corinne N. Hunt,
Nicole N. Hunter, Katherine E. Hurd,
Shawn M. Kauffman, Michael D. Kee-
gan, Dorothy A. Keeran, Margaret R. Kelbe,
Zachary P. Klinker, Albert R. Kochel, Stan-
ley Kochenour, Steven A. Koenig, Della M.
Krill, Shirley A. Kroeger,
Tina A. Kupfersmith, Scott A. LaBounty,
Judy A. LaFountain, Betty E. LaFountain,
Edwin L. Laker, Scott L. Landers, David L.
Larimor Jr., Alisa M. Laukhuf, Brenda J.
Layman, Sue A. Levos,
Jerry A. Long, Dorothy Long, Jim L.
Maddock, Cara L. Manz, Leslie J. Maren-
berg, LaDonna S. Martinez, Michael T.
Martinez, Rose A. Mast, Alonzo D.
Matthews, Rhonda E. McDougall,
Dwain A. McMillan, Claudia R. Men-
doza, Jacqueline M. Messmann, Pennie A.
Meyer, Christina G. Michaelson, Seth
Miller, Jordan W. Miller, Charles C. Miller,
Molly M. Minck, Wesley A. Minck,
Sue E. Morehead, Douglas J. Moyer,
Chris A. Myers, Leonard H. North, Paul
Lofton Nuest, Maria A. Pack, Daniel A.
Paputsakis, Matthew M. Parisot, Robert L.
Parrish, Gary S. Phillips,
Kendra D. Phlipot, Delores I. Porter,
Neil Y. Pratt Jr., Karissa M. Pumphrey,
Sheila R. Reed, Laurie J. Reid, Lacey L.
Rister, Kori L. Robinett, James E. Roehrig,
Patricia S. Rue,
Pennie L. Ruger, Brian E. Rush, Sonja
K. Salinas, Danielle L. Schaefer, Ricky L.
Schindler, Michelle M. Schmunk, Scott D.
Schweller, Ronald Sensabaugh, Jeffrey J.
Shaner, Julie R. Sharp,
Hollie J. Sheets, Debra S. Shepherd,
Linda K. Shinners, Illa J. Siler, Dennis H.
Smalley, Darwin L. Smith, Joseph M.
Sponseller, Pamela J. Stiltner, Diann L.
Stoller, Jacquelyn R. Strahley,
Kristin S. Strubing, Edward J. Taylor,
Mary S. Taylor, Karen M. Terwilleger,
Robert M. Tolan, James L. Tope, Charles
R. Trausch, Susan J. Upole, Cara Lou
VanAtta, Karol A. Vance,
Thomas E. Vance, Richard L. Vargo,
Julie A. Vielma, Kim Voltz, Mark A. Wag-
ner, John W. Warner, Nathan P. Weiden-
hamer, Pamela S. Weisenburger, Phyllis A.
Wellman, Robert E. Wenninger,
Mary E. Wetli, Kimberly M. White,
Cheryl L. White, Andrew M. Wiesehan,
Donald V. Williams, Chad S. Williamson,
Patrick A. Williamson, Christy L. Wirts,
Melanie J. Yenser, Paulette K. Young, Car-
rie J. Zartman
County Court – Jamie A. Adams, Glen
Patrick Ankney, Debra R. Arend, Cynthia
C. Arnett, Joan M. Baker, Raymond L.
Baker, Misty Baker, Jonathon L. Barnhiser,
Julia L. Barron, Patricia J. Bauer,
Scott Baum, Larry R. Baumle, Samuel
L. Beard, Anne M. Beech, Gail E. Black,
Shawn M. Bok, Joan Boss, Robert A.
Bradford, Stephanie R. Brandt, Dezia R.
Brigner,
Mark A. Brown, Jessica M. Brown,
Linda E. Brown, Travis L. Bryant, Debra
A. Budd, Andrew J. Bullinger, Shannon W.
Butler, Tammy E. Butzin, Jerald Carnahan,
Lisa R. Clair,
Kristina A. Cline, Terry L. Coak, Joshua
R. Cohan III, Marica A. Coil, Brent Cole,
Sandra S. Collins, Keith E. Collins, Paul
E. Conley, Tameria S. Conley, Vernon E.
Connor,
Robert D. Copsey, Donald W. Cottrell,
Jessica N. Cowen, Jeanette L. Craft, Bar-
bara E. Crawford, Gretl J. Crosby, Christo-
pher J. Crowley, Ricky L. Dailey, Edward
L. Densmore, Ellen A. Derck,
John J. Dobbelaere, Jeffery A. Dunder-
man, Gavin M. Dunham, Mark J. Eddy,
Joyce A. English, Arthur G. Erford,
Gretchen A. Farris, Gary L. Feasby, Char-
lene K. Feehan, Hillary J. Fenter,
Lacinda K. Fluttrow, Barbara J. Foust,
Dennis W. Fraley, Tracy E. Franklin, Roger
A. Friend, Tommie A. Fulk, Todd D. Fur-
row, Whitney M. Garbaciak, Linda A. Ger-
mann, Danny D. Gerschutz,
Brent E. Geyer, Raymond D. Geyer,
Ilene N. Glancy, Mark A. Glick, Greg A.
Good, Timothy C. Goodwin, Mark W.
Gordon, Andrea M. Gottschalk, David P.
Gray, Corey W. Gray,
Betty Lou Gribble, David W. Griffith,
Sean M. Grimes, Rose M. Grimes, Leta
Rosalie Gross, Norma S. Gross, Janelle J.
Gustwiller, Larry L. Guyton Sr., Wendy K.
Hale, Jennifer L. Hankinson,
Tamara J. Hankinson, Jamie L.
Hartwick, Joyce E. Hays, Denise L.
Hemker, Kristal K. Henschen, Paul D.
Hinchcliff, Ryan W. Hinchcliff, Diana K.
Hittle, Reta L. Hockenberry, Dick M. Hol-
brooks,
Zachary T. Holtsberry, Joshua J.
Howard, Diana L. Howell, Daniel R.
Howell, Bradley J. Huss, Joseph N. Jo-
hanns, Deidre M. Johnson, Robert E.
Jones, Patricia A. Kanyuh, Brenda M.
Kashner,
Charles R. Keller-Plum, Patsy A.
Kennedy, Angela R. Kipfer, Amanda E.
Kipfer, Emily M. Kirsch, Joshua G.
Klopfenstein, Carla C. Knuckles, Timothy
G. Kohart Jr., Sarah M. Kremer, Janie L.
Krohn,
Amy M. Krouse, Judy A. LaFountain,
Kristy L. Lambert, Susan F. Lambert,
Dorothy M. Laukhuf, Thomas V. Lee,
David L. LeMieux, Judy K. Link, Lucinda
K. Litzenberg, Rex E. Lowe,
Morris R. Manz, Tyler V. McCain,
Tawnya L. McCloud, Kyle T. McClure,
Donna M. McCreery, Stachie Jo McVay,
Jacob R. Meadows, Brian M. Meeker,
Rosemary A. Merriman, Gerald T. Merritt,
Cynthia L. Meyer, Colin T. Miller, Chad
B. Miller, Mark A. Miller, David L. Miller,
John L. Miller, Merrill F. Miller, Brent J.
Miller, James E. Mohr, Raymond H. Mon-
hollen,
Andrew C.E. Moore, Tiffany M. Mosier,
Gerald L. Mott, James E. Mullen, Pamela
S. Mullins, Tyler D. Munger, Mary Lou
Myers, Kathleen M. Myers, Marie Neer,
Richard E. Newman,
Linda C. Noffsinger, Joyce Noneman,
Wanda L. Olds, Tracie R. Page, Janet A.
Parrish, Lee A. Peffley, Les W. Pessefall,
Cheryl E. Pier, Donald W. Pollock, Scott
Porter,
Linda L. Porter, Rex A. Price, Michael
A. Price, Irene A. Priest, Mark W.
Provines, Sharon K. Ptak, Jeffrey A. Puck-
ett, Jeramy E. Rasey, Caroline A. Reeb,
Michelle E. Rheinheimer,
Gary L. Rhoad, Dean A. Rickels, Nancy
C. Riggenbach, Scott A. Rippetoe,
Matthew J. Ritchie, Cassy L. Rittenhouse,
Frances T. Rose, Roberta L. Rothenbuhler,
Lori A. Rucker, Maria J. Sawyer,
David W. Schaefer, Shirley A. Schim-
moller, Kay M. Schlatter, Wanita J. Schlat-
ter, Michael A. Schlatter, Eugene S.
Schlegel, Chad C. Schlegel, Roger P.
Schott, Reginal F. Schwartz, Armilda F.
Scott,
Joyce H. Shaffer, James A. Shaner,
Thomas J. Sharp, Mark D. Shidler, Larry
B. Shisler, Wendy L. Shisler, Gingeretta C.
Sholl, Mona Lisa Shrider, Chelsea Shull,
Joel L. Sibert,
Sandra C. Smith, Patric M. Snyder,
Michael M. Spangler, Alberta R. Steffens,
Kathleen M. Stork, George W. Stork,
Sharon K. Stout, Wendy S. Straley,
Michelle K. Stuart, Terri R. Summers,
Roswitha H. Taylor, Corbin M. Taylor,
Michael J. Tempel, Barbara A. Thomas,
Mary E. Thomas, Brian L. Thompson, Eu-
gene H. Tigner, Donald R. Tope, Arnold L.
Underwood, Thomas E. Volk,
Tyler S. Wagner, Kimberly M. Walker,
Ami D. Wann, Robert E. Webster, Sarah J.
Weisenburger, Holly P. Wenninger, Violet
R. West, Wanda L. Whitaker, Natalie A.
Whitman, Rollin J. Wiebe,
Phyllis A. Williams, Joseph H.
Williamson, Kim Y. Wisda, Timothy D.
Wiseman, Austin J. Woodin, Tara M.
Yanna, Donna M. Yoh, Jack E. Ziegler,
Brock J. Zijlstra
GRAND OPENING – The Antwerp Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Antwerp would like
to welcome Dollar General to Antwerp. The grand opening was on Saturday, Dec. 7. They cele-
brated the opening with $10 gift cards to the first 50 customers and goody bags for the first 200
purchases. Among those who attended the ribbon cutting were, from left – Sam Walda, sales as-
sociate; Tiffany Hesselschwardt, manager; Karl Mielke, chamber member; Mayor Tom VanVlerah;
Tom Daley, district manager of Dollar General; Sara Keeran, village administrator; and Nancy
Lichty, chamber vice-president.
There is still time to
give to United Way
PAULDING – This year,
the United Way of Paulding
County (UWPC) set a cam-
paign goal of $60,000. Ap-
proaching the final phase of
this year’s campaign, the or-
ganization is still $20,000
away from meeting the goal.
“With requests over
$52,000 coming from our
current partner agencies and
knowing there are additional
needs, we may want to fund
through our special grant
fund. We simply cannot turn
our back now on a goal that
has not been met,” said Sonya
Herber, executive director of
United Way of Paulding
County.
“Now is the time for Pauld-
ing County to pull together to
help close this gap. We are
asking everyone who be-
lieves in helping their neigh-
bors who are struggling with
hunger, illness, or providing
shelter for their families to
contribute what they can.
Our $60,000 goal is not an
abstract number. It’s the
amount we need to raise to
meet real needs that our
friends and our own families
experience every day in our
community. They are critical
needs that will go unmet
without our help.” com-
mented Herber.
During the past three years
the needs of the community
have grown and the demands
placed on the funded partner
agencies programs has become
greater. In order for the United
Way and partners to meet the
needs of Paulding County res-
idents, it is important to meet
the campaign goal.
The United Way of Pauld-
ing County provides funding
for over 10 local programs
that are provided by over
eight different agencies. The
original concept of the United
Way was to provide one fund-
raising campaign that would
support multiple needs and
agencies. While this concept
is still in place today, the
United Way is much more
than just a fund-raising or-
ganization. The United Way
of today is looking toward
making an impact in the lives
of people served through
United Way funded pro-
grams.
United Way is an active
community partner that
works closely with other so-
cial service agencies, non-
profit organizations,
community leaders, and busi-
nesses to seek optimal ways
to meet the needs of Paulding
County residents.
Many times United Way is
a participant in community
conversations and sometimes
the United Way is the leader
who invites other partners
into a discussion regarding a
community need. These col-
laborative efforts help all of
the partners involved meet
some needs and work to-
gether for the betterment of
Paulding County.
If anyone has not yet sup-
ported this year’s United Way
fund-raising campaign, the
board invites everyone to par-
ticipate. Gifts are tax de-
ductible and can be dropped
off in person or by sending a
check to: UWPC 2013 Cam-
paign, 101 E. Perry St.,
Paulding Ohio 45879. For
more information on how you
can support the United Way
of Paulding County call: 419-
399-8240 or email: pcuwdi-
rector@gmail.com.
Have you been a good girl or boy this year? Do you deserve
something special this year? With just two weeks left until
Christmas, Santa Claus is asking kids to please send their letters
soon. The Antwerp Chamber of Commerce is helping Santa by
collecting letters and forwarding them to the North Pole. So get
those letters written and drop them off at Santa’s mailbox, lo-
cated next to the Antwerp Insurance Agency, across from the
post office. Don’t forget to include a return address, Santa just
might have time to write back. Look for the penguin!
Poll results
Results from last week’s poll question on our web site
www.progressnewspaper.org: “Massachusetts is one of several
states that want to keep penmanship in the curriculum. Do you
think we should keep cursive writing?”
• 90.3% – Yes
• 9.7% – No
• 0% – Undecided
Visit our web site and cast your vote in this week’s poll ques-
tion.
6A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Birthdays
Anniversaries
Dec. 14 – Harry Jr. and
Robin Molitor.
Dec. 16 – Curt and Vicky
Hatlevig, DeWayne and
Shirley Hunsaker.
Dec. 17 – James A. and
Doris J. Smith.
Dec. 18 – Allan and Bar-
bara Mills.
Dec. 19 – Neil and Angie
Gordon.
Dec. 20 – Don and Ireta
Hutchison.
(The Paulding Progress maintains
a file of birthdays and anniversaries. To
make any changes, please call our of-
fice at 419-399-4015 during business
hours, email to progress@progress -
newspaper.org, or drop us a note to
P.O. Box 180, Paulding.)
Dec. 14 – Kara Domina,
Tera Domina, Suzanne Flint,
Rob Gross, Richard C. Jones,
Robert Laukhuf, Sara Priest,
Rhonda Samples, Esther
Schortgen, Todd Searing,
Katherine Torres.
Dec. 15 – Jacob Carlisle,
Ken Domina, Romona Fill-
man, Mike Gebers, Glen
Hissong, Karis Holloway,
Christine Leatherman, Samuel
Monnier, David Lee Noggle,
Kim Okuly, John Pfost, Jeff
Stout.
Dec. 16 – Scott Arend, Floy
Begley, Richard Cass, Rachel
Christian, Jessica Goyings,
Deb Heck, Samuel Heilshorn,
Lauren Holtsberry, Ross
Laukhuf, Peg Roughton, Theo
Yates.
Dec. 17 – Anna Clemens,
Andrew Heck, Chuck Lade,
Mason Lee, Arthur Zellner.
Dec. 18 – Marsha Adkins,
Colton Bennett, Brady Brown,
Marsha A. Estle, Apache Etter,
Devvon Goings, Julio Guerra,
Dennis Krick, Sarah Kupfer-
smith, Seth Litzenberg, Libby
Mobley, Cody Shuherk, Greg
Troyer, Adam Vance, Joyce
Williams.
Dec. 19 – Cyrah Bradford,
Arline Gloor, Chad Jay, Emma
Townley.
Dec. 20 – Melissa Coburn,
Robert Dix, Gage Evans,
Cindy Grace, Bud Larimore,
Zackery Shafer, Matt Stoller.
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Jewelry
December 10
8-4
Nothing over $6
Books Are Fun
December 12
8-4
Four Boys
Favorites
December 17
9-12
All at the Paulding
County Hospital
Thanks to everyone
who has supported the
PCH Auxiliary
fundraisers
this past year.
All proceeds benefit
the hospital.
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December 15th ~ 6 pm
Jerry Garcia
An Unforgettable Experience!
Jerry is an award winning Southern gospel recording
artist. He’s been delivering the message of the gospel
in song across America for 30 years.
Open the the Public
The church is located on 613, just 2 miles west of Oakwood
Eileen Kochensparger is Pastor
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$15 hardbound +
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419-647-4940
CRAFT SHOW -
BAKE SALE
Paulding Eagles
Saturday -
December 14th
9:00-6:00p.m.
Stop by and get those last
minute gifts and goodies for
the holiday. Lunch provided
by Ladies Auxiliary
Oakwood and Paulding named
‘High Progress Schools of Honor’
PAULDING – Both Paulding Elementary
and Oakwood Elementary schools have been
named a High Progress School of Honor,
based on their 2012-13 local report card.
Paulding Exempted Village School District
superintendent William Hanak made the an-
nouncement Thursday afternoon.
“What awesome news for PEVS from the
ODE (Ohio Department of Education),”
Hanak said. “I can only say how
proud and honored I am to be
around such greatness!”
In a letter sent to both
schools, Dr. Richard A.
Ross, superintendent of
public instruction for
ODE, said that to become
a High Progress School of
Honor, a building must first be a
Title 1 or Title 1-eligible schools with
at least 40 percent of its students eligible for
free and reduced-price meals.
In addition, these schools must rank in the
top 10 percent for gains in proficiency, or if
high schools, in the top 10 percent in gradua-
tion rates.
Finally, High Progress Schools of Honor
must have an annual measurable objectives
grade of C or higher and have met or exceeded
Ohio’s value-added measure for the last three
years.
“Clearly your school is doing whatever it
takes to make sure that your students from all
backgrounds have the opportunity to achieve
academically. This makes you an outstanding
example of what is possible when students,
educators, parents and community members
work together believing that all students can
succeed,” Ross wrote.
“Please share my thanks with all of those
who contributed to your school’s success. I
hope you will share your strategies generously
with other Ohio schools.”
In the coming weeks, the ODE will be send-
ing Oakwood and Paulding Elementary a
School of Honor banner to display in their
buildings.
More than three dozen Ohio schools were
recognized Thursday by the Ohio Department
of Education for improving academic achieve-
ment among their students.
“High Progress Schools of
Honor establish an educational
goal for their students and
continue to pursue and
exceed that goal each
year,” said Ross. “The
principals, teachers, par-
ents and community
members provide a high-
quality education and believe
that children can overcome signifi-
cant challenges, and that they can learn.”
Paulding Elementary principal Stephanie
Tear said, “I am absolutely thrilled. The staff
and students work hard every day and this is
just one little piece of evidence of how hard
they work and how well they work together.”
Oakwood principal Jennifer Manz com-
mented, “I am very proud of the staff and stu-
dents here at Oakwood. This honor measures
the ability and growth of children. We see and
we are all proud that they are growing.”
The Schools of Promise award program rec-
ognizes schools attaining solid student
achievement in reading and mathematics
while serving a significant number of econom-
ically disadvantaged students.
As an incentive to help close achievement
gaps in Ohio, the Ohio Department of Educa-
tion developed the Schools of Promise pro-
gram to identify, recognize and highlight
schools that are making substantial progress
in ensuring high achievement for all students.
Four-school project recommended
for $1.5 million state grant award
PAULDING – Paulding
Exempted Village Schools
superintendent William
Hanak announced that he had
received a personal call on
Friday from Dr. Ross, the su-
perintendent of Public In-
struction in the State of Ohio,
that the the Straight A Fund
board had voted to distribute
approximately $88 million in
awards from the education in-
novation program to several
schools, including PEVS.
“This means about
$700,000 for PEVS,” Hanak
said. “Cortney Rethmel did
the work. We worked with
Wayne Trace, Crestview and
Lincolnview. The grant total
was $1.57 million.”
Wayne Trace, Crestview
and Lincolnview worked on
the grant writing as well, and
also will receive portions of
the grant.
Hanak added, “This is awe-
some news and puts us in
with a very select group in the
state.”
The Straight A Fund board
met Friday morning, Dec. 6 at
the Ohio Department of Edu-
cation (ODE) to discuss the
applications and make rec-
ommendations on the appli-
cants selected for funding.
The Ohio Controlling Board
will give final approval on
Dec. 16.
Straight A Fund grants pro-
vide seed money for the most
creative and forward-thinking
ideas coming from educators
and their partners in the pub-
lic and private sectors. The
fund will allow local educa-
tors to pursue three goals:
• significant advancement
in raising student achieve-
ment;
• significant advancement
in reducing spending; and
• significant advancement
in targeting more resources to
the classroom.
According to the ODE
website, PEVS, along with
Crestview, Lincolnview and
Wayne Trace, were given ap-
proval for a project titled
“Beyond the Classroom.”
The project description
reads: “Beyond the Class-
room is designed to provide a
continuum of online learning
opportunities for students in
grades 7-12. The goals are to
increase student achievement
and provide a greater share of
resources directly in the
classroom; provide profes-
sional development for teach-
ers on
flipped-classroom/blended
learning strategies through di-
rect professional develop-
ment instruction and
professional learning com-
munities; and hold a Business
Symposium to bridge the gap
between local businesses and
schools by providing a forum
and website to establish in-
ternships and shadowing ex-
periences in the community.
“Beyond the Classroom
will reduce spending on in-
structional resources by re-
taining post-secondary,
online learners and credit re-
covery students, and by re-
ducing major capital
expenditures in the next five
years.”
Rethmel explained that the
project is to get the middle
school and high school stu-
dents prepared for college
and career ready. All four of
the schools have partnered
with Northwest State College
and will offer college courses
in the high schools.
Other partners are Western
Buckeye ESC, Northwest
Ohio Educational Technology
Foundation, Paulding County
Carnegie Library, Vantage
Career Center, Paulding
County Economic Develop-
ment, Van Wert Economic
Advisory Group, Paulding
Kiwanis Club and Van Wert
Chamber of Commerce.
A business symposium is
being planned by the four
schools, which they will host
together. This will connect
students and businesses in the
job market.
Rethmel indicated that
plans for shadowing in the
business field are being con-
sidered.
Each grant application was
first rated by three of approx-
imately 230 independent fis-
cal scorers selected by the
Department of Administra-
tive Services. From the origi-
nal pool of 570 applications,
359 were approved as sus-
tainable and promoted to the
next step of the rating
process.
Then, each application was
rated by three of approxi-
mately 230 independent pro-
grammatic scorers selected
by the Department of Admin-
istrative Services to deter-
mine if the proposal was
innovative, had substantial
value and lasting impact.
The $250 million Straight
A Fund was created in the
new state budget signed this
summer by Gov. John R. Ka-
sich. In all, 420 organizations
submitted 570 applications to
be considered for funds to im-
prove achievement and in-
crease efficiency. The
applicants requested nearly
$868 million. The board will
award $100 million in 2014
with $150 million available in
fiscal year 2015.
Oakwood Council discusses
water/sewer rate increases
By BILL SHERRY
Correspondent
OAKWOOD – Oakwood Village Council
met on Dec. 9 and spent the majority of time
discussing the proposed water/sewer rate in-
crease for village residents, property owners
and businesses.
Mayor Bud Henke noted at the onset of the
discussion of the water/sewer rates that there
had not been a rate increase for the village
since July 2002. Henke explained, “If we had
been raising water rates on a regular basis this
would not be such a hard problem to deal
with”.
At the Aug. 12, meeting council was ad-
vised by the State of Ohio Financial Auditor
that there had been some deficit spending re-
lated to the village water account for some
time. This was highlighted in the recent State
of Ohio Financial Audit and the village was
told by the auditor to get the situation re-
solved.
Henke noted that so far in 2013 the village
water department was spending about $900
more per month than it was receiving.
He provided council with some preliminary
calculations that demonstrated that it would
take a 23% increase in customer water cost to
catch up and break even with the cost to pro-
duce and distribute the water.
Henke also said that the cost of a water tap
now exceeded the price charged the
resident/customer so this also needed to be
evaluated.
Henke reported that some of the recent costs
to repair and maintain the village wells had
been taken from capital accounts. This had
been noted by the auditor, but he did not dis-
approve.
With a tremendous amount of work and
number crunching Henke was able to con-
clude that the village could operate the
water/sewer system without deficit spending
and satisfy the State of Ohio Financial Auditor
with an immediate twenty percent increase in
rates followed by a three percent yearly in-
crease over the next five years.
There was extensive discussion and there
were a few minor changes made to the motion
concerning increasing the water/sewer rates
which resulted in the item being tabled until
the next council meeting.
Council unanimously approved paying the
dues to belong to the Paulding County Economic
Development Association.
The mayor advised council that the appropri-
ations must be approved at the next council
meeting so the various budgets can be finalized.
Police Chief Mark Figert provided council
with the police calls report for October. They
were theft (1), miscellaneous (3), assist EMS
dept. (2), domestic (1), keys locked in vehicle
(2), criminal mischief (1) and keep the peace
(2). A total of 12 incidents were reported and
cleared for the month of October. Figert
noted that this report would have normally
been provided at the end of November meet-
ing which had been canceled.
The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
on December 23, 2013 in the village council
chamber.
Hospital board hears and
approves various items
By BILL SHERRY
Correspondent
PAULDING – The Pauld-
ing County Hospital trustees
met on Dec. 5 for a monthly
meeting. They approved sev-
eral items and heard various
reports following a short ex-
ecutive session.
Chief Financial Officer
Rob Goshia reported that for
the month of November, the
hospital experienced a gain of
$70,932 with a year to date
gain of $168,858.
A benefit and wage pack-
age for 2014 that was pre-
sented by the Human
Resource Committee was ap-
proved. The benefit package
primarily is for the em-
ployee’s group health insur-
ance.
The quality improvement
committee presented the hos-
pital’s third quarterly quality
improvement reports.
Chief Operating Officer
Randy Ruge reported that the
new open bore MRI was put
into operation a week before it
was expected. An open house
was held on Dec. 2, for the
media, physicians and staff and
the general public. Radiology is
taking appointments for patient
MRIs at this time.
Ruge reported that a new pa-
tient lift has been installed in
one of the new trauma rooms in
the emergency room. The pa-
tient lift will be able to lift pa-
tients from a wheelchair or a
gurney to the ER bed. This lift
can accommodate patients up to
720 pounds.
The next meeting is at 6:45
p.m. Jan. 2 in the conference
room.
WBESC to meet
PAULDING – Western
Buckeye Educational Service
Center will hold a meeting at
6 p.m. tonight, Dec. 11, at the
Paulding ESC office. The of-
fice is located at 202 N.
Cherry St.
Benefit to be
held for Don Egnor
PAULDING – Paulding County resident
Don Egnor was recently diagnosed with skin
and bone cancer. Family and friends are hold-
ing a benefit from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday,
Dec. 14 at Paulding’s VFW to help with med-
ical expenses. There will be a spaghetti dinner,
auction, 50-50 raffle, corn hole tournament
and a DJ.
The VFW is located at 321 N. Water St.
An account has been set up at First Federal
Bank in Paulding. For more information, call
Karen Bishop at 419-393-4218.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Paulding County Progress - 7A
A CHICKEN IN EVERY POT?
Have you ever thought
what you would do with the
money if you won the lottery,
Publishers Clearing House or
get some kind of windfall of
money? Money has always
been influential and plays an
important part in our lives. It
always has and always will.
How times have changed.
Yes, money is still right at the
top of the list of what we all
want more of, however, the
question arises, “Just how
much money do we need?” I
have to remember, too, that
wants and needs are two sep-
arate things.
Going back to many years
ago, when we first went to
housekeeping (old term), if
my husband brought home
$80 a week, we were very
happy and proud. To us that
was “good money.” I also re-
member when minimum
wage was 65 cents an hour
and I worked for it, plus I was
happy to get it.
I remember during those
early years of spending $10 a
week for groceries and still
eating good meals. Of course,
we did not have a lot of the
frozen foods we have today
and almost everything was
made from scratch. Our rent
was also cheap and even
though things seemed pricey
during that time, I can see that
they really weren’t.
We also had two little girls
who you would think would
take lots of money, but, we
used cloth diapers back then
and did not even know about
disposable ones. Of course,
during that time, we always
wanted and would have liked
to have had more money, but I
will say this, “We were really
blessed.”
A lot of things have changed
through the years. We have
became a nation of technol-
ogy, nuclear power X-boxes,
iPods and satellites.
We can communicate and
see breaking news as it hap-
pens and instead of everyone
having a chicken in every pot,
we have computers, multiple
TV sets, electronic games and
cell phones in every house-
hold. Of course these all seem
like necessities in today’s
world, at least I think so, but it
all adds up to how much
money we really need.
I know it takes money to
give ourselves the best things
in life. But, ask yourself,
“What do I have that I can
count that doesn’t take
money?” When you get done
counting, you will feel rich.
We have air to breathe, life,
health, family, friends, and we
live in a free country where
we can practice our own faith
without fear. These are a few
things that money can’t buy.
However, I do remember my
old grandpa saying, “The love
of money is the root of all evil,
but I’d sure like to have a root.”
Do you remember when
minimum wage was below a
dollar? Did you ever spend
less than $10 for groceries?
How many things can you
count that you have that
money can’t buy? Let me
know and I’ll give you a
Penny for Your Thoughts.
A Penny For
Your Thoughts....
By: Nancy Whitaker
Birding through the eyes of a child
By Mark Holtsberry
Education specialist
Paulding SWCD
You never know what will turn a young per-
son on to nature and the out-of-doors. It is
something that can’t be forced, only encour-
aged. Here are four simple suggestions for get-
ting young people interested in birding.
1. Begin without binoculars. Look out
your window or visit a nature center. (I know
where one is located.) Allowing them to fill
bird feeders with seed will also create interest
and make the experience memorable.
2. Have a simple bird identification book on
hand. Don’t be too quick to name a particular
bird for a child, let them ask first. That will help
them build curiosity. Look up birds in the book
together, showing them how to use the guide.
3. Keep it short and fun. Young children
with short attention spans may only be inter-
ested in watching birds for a few minutes be-
fore they are off doing something else. If they
enjoyed the experience, they’ll be back.
4. Heading outdoors. Once kids are a little
older and continue to show interest in birding,
it may be time to introduce them to binoculars
and take them outside to watch birds at a park
or a wildlife center, like The Nature Center.
Just make sure the binoculars you give them
fit their face and are simple and easy to use.
It seems that young people today have fewer
and fewer opportunities to be outdoors. There are
a myriad of reasons why, but I am guessing
there’s a young person you know who would
jump at the chance to go birding, camping, hik-
ing etc.
Could you be that special someone in a
young persons life? It could all begin at the
Black Swamp Nature Center. As the end of the
year approaches, would you please consider a
year end giving of a donation to help finish the
cost of the paving project?
We have $1,200 yet to raise. What a way to
donate. Happy Holidays.
To see more newsphotos
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www.progressnewspaper.org.
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of your favorite photos there too.
Payne Council hears about
FEMA grant and cable TV
By: JOE SHOUSE
Correspondent
PAYNE – In the first regular
monthly meeting for December
the Payne Village Council met
on Monday evening. Council
members heard from the fire de-
partment and its submission for
a FEMA grant, cable update
with Time Warner, and the up-
coming budget committee
meeting was announced.
Fire Chief Jamie Mansfield
reported the FEMA grant in the
amount of $123,117 for self
contained breathing apparatus
(SCBA) equipment and
$26,790 for EMT training in ad-
vanced care has been submitted.
Since the announcement was
made that Nuwave would be
vacating the area at the end of
the year and leaving Payne with
no cable service, the village has
been seeking a new cable
provider. Time Warner Cable
has been in negotiations with
Nuwave and the village, and the
evaluation stage is still in
process.
A final decision from Time
Warner may not come until
mid-January because they have
to send their findings through
the finance budgetary depart-
ment. “It’s coming down to the
wire and we may not have serv-
ice come early January, but the
word is still looking good for
them (Time Warner) to come to
Payne,” said Mayor Terry
Smith.
In other business:
• The budget hearing is
scheduled at 8 a.m., Saturday,
Dec. 14.
• The new ambulance bids
have been posted in the news-
paper. The old ambulance is for
sale and is listed on
GovDeals.com.
• the Verizon cell tower is to
be turned on and ready to serve
the community in the next few
days.
• approved the purchase of a
mini refrigerator for Police
Chief Rodney Miller.
• the bay heaters at the fire
house are not working as re-
ported. A service company will
be contacted to work on the is-
sues.
Mayor Smith has scheduled a
meeting with Dennis Weaver
from Poggemeyer Engineering
to discuss overall costs and pos-
sible USDA grants for the ren-
ovation of the existing bank
building located at 119 North
Main Street.
The next meeting is sched-
uled at 7 p.m., Dec. 23.
School Menus
Menus are subject to change
ANTWERP LOCAL SCHOOLS
Week of Dec. 16
MONDAY – Lunch: Grilled
chicken on bun, carrots, apple, milk.
Plus: Salad bar.
TUESDAY – Lunch: Popcorn
chicken, green beans, pears, milk.
Plus: Salad bar.
WEDNESDAY – Lunch: Mini corn
dogs, baked beans, pineapple, milk.
Plus: Salad bar.
THURSDAY – Lunch: Misc.
breakfast entreé, hash browns or-
ange juice, milk. Plus: Salad bar.
FRIDAY – Lunch: Hodge podge
pizza, tossed salad, applesauce,
milk. Plus: Salad bar.
PAULDING HIGH SCHOOL
Week of Dec. 16
MONDAY – Breakfast: Breakfast
pizza, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch:
Chicken nuggets, roll, whipped po-
tatoes and gravy or salad bar and
breadstick.
TUESDAY – Breakfast: Egg and
sausage burrito, salsa, juice, fruit,
milk. Lunch: Oriental chicken salad,
egg roll, Rice Krispie Treats or sand-
wich on bun, oven fries, milk.
WEDNESDAY – Breakfast: Ham,
egg and cheese muffin, juice, fruit,
milk. Lunch: Walking taco, refried
beans, salsa or top your own potato,
breadstick, fruit, milk.
THURSDAY – Breakfast: Mini
pancakes, sausage links, juice, fruit,
milk. Lunch: Corn dog, baked beans,
cole slaw or Big Daddy pizza slice,
carrots, dip, fruit, milk.
FRIDAY – Breakfast: Sausage
gravy and biscuit, juice, fruit, milk.
Lunch: Southwest chicken wrap,
salsa, oven potatoes or salad bar
and breadstick, fruit, milk.
OAKWOOD ELEMENTARY
Week of Dec. 16
Packed lunch: Ham and cheese
on bun, vegetable of the day, fruit,
milk.
MONDAY – Breakfast: Warm cin-
namon roll, fruit, milk. Lunch: Mini
pancakes, mini sausage, celery
sticks, carrot sticks, fruit, milk.
TUESDAY – Breakfast: Burrito,
fruit, milk. Lunch: Grilled chicken on
bun, broccoli, carrot sticks, fruit, milk.
WEDNESDAY – Breakfast:
Breakfast pizza, fruit, milk. Lunch:
Popcorn whipped potatoes and
gravy, lettuce salad, bread, fruit,
milk.
THURSDAY – Breakfast:
Sausage gravy, biscuit, fruit, milk.
Lunch: Pepperoni bread stick with
marinara sauce, green beans, fruit,
milk.
FRIDAY – Breakfast: Assorted ce-
reals, fruit, milk. Lunch: Taco wrap,
lettuce with cheese, refried beans,
fruit, milk.
PAULDING ELEMENTARY
Week of Dec. 16
MONDAY – Breakfast: Trix yo-
gurt, Goldfish grahams. Lunch: Veg-
etable beef soup with crackers,
bread with margarine and peanut
butter or peanut butter and jelly,
Gogurt, crackers.
TUESDAY – Breakfast: Pan-
cakes, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Taco
salad with crackers, lettuce, cheese,
salsa, refried beans or corn dog,
fruit, milk.
WEDNESDAY – Breakfast:
Breakfast burrito, juice, fruit, milk.
Lunch: French toast sticks, sausage,
oven potatoes, tomato juice or corn
dog, fruit, milk.
THURSDAY – Breakfast: Muffin,
string cheese, fruit, juice, milk.
Lunch: Salisbury steak, whipped po-
tatoes, gravy, corn, bread or peanut
butter and jelly, Gogurt, crackers,
fruit, milk.
FRIDAY– Breakfast: Cereal or bar,
Goldfish crackers, juice, fruit, milk.
Lunch: Fish nuggets, salad, fresh veg-
etable choice, bread or peanut butter
and jelly, Gogurt/crackers, fruit, milk.
WAYNE TRACE SCHOOLS
Week of Dec. 16
MONDAY – Breakfast: Sausage
pizza. Lunch: Breadsticks with
cheese, broccoli with cheese, fruit,
milk. Also at Jr/Sr. High School –
Chef salad, pizza sub or grilled
chicken on bun with salad bar.
TUESDAY – Breakfast: Egg
cheese muffin. Lunch: Mini corn
dogs, baked beans, fresh vegeta-
bles, fruit, milk. Also at Jr/Sr High -
Pizza sub or grilled chicken on bun,
salad bar.
WEDNESDAY – Breakfast: Mini
pancakes and sausage. Lunch: Oven
baked chicken, mashed potatoes,
gravy, roll, fruit, milk. Also at Jr/Sr High
– Chef salad, pizza sub or BBQ rib on
bun, salad bar.
THURSDAY – Breakfast: Cheese
omelet, toast. Lunch: Cheeseburger,
french fries, carrot sticks with dip, fruit,
milk. Also at Jr/Sr. High School – Chef
salad, pizza sub or grilled chicken on
bun with salad bar.
FRIDAY – Breakfast: Turnover.
Lunch: Pepperoni pizza, lettuce salad,
fruit, milk. Also at Jr/Sr. High School –
Chef salad, pizza sub or BBQ rib on
bun with salad bar.
DIVINE MERCY SCHOOL
Week of Dec. 16
Same menu as Wayne Trace; no
breakfast served.
Vantage solar array is deemed a success
By LINDSAY McCOY
DHI Correspondent
VAN WERT - Vantage Ca-
reer Center held a short board
of education meeting Thurs-
day, Dec. 5 where they said
goodbye to at least two board
members who will not be re-
turning in 2014. The board
also held its annual holiday
dinner in appreciation of the
work put into the district by
Vantage board members each
year.
Treasurer Lori Davis began
the meeting with a summary
of the district’s finances, in-
cluding an appropriation in-
crease of $40,000 for the
maintenance fund.
Board members also ap-
proved an agreement with the
Ohio Attorney General’s Of-
fice for debt collection. Debt
collection can be completed
for the adult education de-
partment at no cost to the dis-
trict.
“Collections will all be
money we didn’t have be-
fore,” noted Davis.
Davis also touched upon
additional savings provided
to the district via its solar
array. A report showed that
the array saves the district an
average of $5,085 monthly
and is expected to save
$65,000 a year.
Davis said she believes the
solar array was a good invest-
ment to make, although su-
perintendent Staci Kaufman
noted that the amount of sav-
ings will fluctuate due to the
amount of solar energy
needed. Currently, the array is
producing 68-72 percent of
the facility’s energy.
Davis has already begun
looking into the price and
value of energy that is over-
generated by the district’s
array. The array has been
marked a success to date and
will continue to be watched
closely over the first 12-
month period of energy gen-
eration.
Kaufman reviewed the
long list of policy changes
and revisions of the board
policies and the effects they
will have on the district. For
example, an anti-harassment
policy change states that a dis-
trict must now have two staff
members – one male, one fe-
male – in the school to hear ha-
rassment claims from students.
Sexual identity and transgender
topics will also be included in
school policy.
Vantage will be including
student growth within teacher
evaluation by administration
and management. A revision
has changed the proficient rat-
ing for school grade cards to
skilled. The district will also
participate in a districtwide
wellness program to oversee
the wellness of the building. A
report will be presented to the
superintendent annually.
A first reading of the policy
changes was approved by the
board.
The board heard that 13
students gained Blue Chipper
status for the first quarter
(perfect attendance for the
nine-week period and a 4.0
gpa) and that 18 students will
be inducted into the National
Technical Honor Society on
Dec. 10.
Contracts were approved
for Jo Mohr as fruit sale coor-
dinator and Edward Klausing
as adult education instructor
assistant.
A resolution was approved
to purchase one bus from Car-
dinal Bus Sales with trade-in
and discounts for a cost of
$84,852.
The next meeting will be
held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.
15 in the district conference
room following the tax budget
hearing and organizational
meeting.
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399-3525, Rev. Monte Moore, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.
Paulding United Methodist Church, 321 North Williams Street,
Paulding, church telephone number is 399-3591, Rev. Ben Lowell, Wor-
ship service at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday School, 11:15 a.m.; Wed. worship at
6:00pm. Our 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 7:00 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 Kare Stetins, church telephone number is 399-2320,
Sunday Worship at 10:15 a.m., Sunday school at 9 a.m.
PAYNE AND OUTLYING AREAS
Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, 203 W. Townline, Payne, 399-2576, Pas-
tor Very Rev. G. Allan Fillman, Masses: Saturday at 4:00 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 p.m.
(Indiana time).
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-9:00 am,
Church service-10:00 am.
St. James Lutheran Church– NALC, West Townline Street (P.O. Box
42), Payne, 263-2129, Pastor Fred Meuter, 260-492-2581. Sunday School
at 9:00 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:00 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
times.
Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m., evening worship
at 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.
PAULDING AND OUTLYING
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
p.m.
Calvary Bible Church, Ohio 111 West across from Paulding County Hos-
pital, 399-4919, elders John Mohr, 260-632-4356, Bob Fessel 419-399-
3398, Brad Sisson 419-263-3108, Don Baer 419-399-5805. Sunday school
at 9 a.m., morning worship at 10:15 a.m., Bible Study at 7 p.m. Wed.
Cecil Community Church, 203 S. Main St., Cecil. Pastor Ted Ramey.
Sun. school 10:00 am, Worship service 11:00 am, Sun. eve. 6:00 pm,
Wed. eve. 6:00 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 9:00 a.m., Worship service
10:00 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 Pre-
dest (Dwayne) Richardson or Sister Brenda Richardson, 419-399-9205
or 419-796-8718, Sunday worship at 3:00 p.m. Jail Ministry, Food Min-
istry, Outreach Ministry. Overcomer Outreach - a Christian 12-steap
meeting, Sundays at 5:00 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, Revs. Kim and Cindy Semran, Sunday school at 9:15 a.m., Sun-
day worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m.: Kids’ Summer
Jam (ages 4-4th grade), Preteen class (5th-6th grade), Teen group (7th-
12th grade), and adult service. Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.: Teen group
(7th-12th grade), adult bible study and prayer. Nursery available for all
services.
Paulding Family Worship Center, 501 West Perry Street, Paulding,
Grover Hill Church of the Nazarene, Maple and East Jackson streets,
Pastor Jonathan L. Hoagland, 587-3376, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Morn-
ing worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening gospel hour at 6 p.m., Wednes-
day 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). Sun-
day school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:20 a.m., nursery available
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.
HAVILAND/LATTY/SCOTT
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 6:00 pm, Wednesday
evening worship at 7:00 pm, Wednesday Youth Group at 7:00 pm.
Friends United Methodist Church, Latty, Pastor Ron Johnson. Sunday
worship at 9 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study at 7 p.m.
OAKWOOD/MELROSE AREAS
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 7:00 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 10:00
a.m.
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,
ANTWERP AND SURROUNDING
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, Sun-
day 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.
ARTHUR/FIVE SPAN AREA
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., Sunday
evening worship at 7 p.m., Wednesday evening worship at 7 p.m., Youth
Service Wednesday at 7 p.m.
GROVER HILL AND OUTLYING
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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QUESTION: Do you have
any suggestions for how I
can help a good friend
whose husband just died?
I’d like to support her in
any way we can, especially
during the holidays.
JIM: What a grieving per-
son often needs most is the
presence of a thoughtful
friend. One of the best things
you can do is to listen and
allow her to talk. If you want
to express something, it’s
enough to say you care and
that you’re sorry. Explana-
tions seldom console and ad-
vice is rarely helpful.
She may be angry as well
as sad and needs to acknowl-
edge, express and deal with
these feelings. If it seems ap-
propriate, don’t be afraid to
encourage a good cry. And be
patient, grief is a complicated
process that can take a long
time to work itself out. As
you have opportunity, urge
her to take care of herself by
getting enough exercise, rest
and recreation.
Practically speaking, you
can make yourself available
to help with daily chores and
necessities. If you’re running
an errand, call and ask if
there’s anything you can pick
up for her. If she has children,
offer to baby-sit and go out of
your way to give them special
attention. Remember that
they’re grieving too.
Above all, don’t avoid your
friend. Write notes to her dur-
ing especially difficult times,
such as holidays and birth-
days and anniversaries. You’ll
find that a phone call or an in-
vitation to lunch could make
her day. And if she needs a
“family” for the holidays, ask
her to join yours.
In the midst of all this, keep
a watchful eye on your friend
and make sure that she’s
working through her grief in
a healthy way. Watch for neg-
ative warning signs like ex-
cessive sleeping or drug and
alcohol abuse. If you think
she needs grief counseling,
don’t hesitate to suggest it.
QUESTION: Over the past
few months, I’ve noticed
that I interpret my hus-
band’s behavior in a much
more negative light. Every
little thing he does bothers
me. Does familiarity really
breed contempt?
DR. GREG SMALLEY,
vice president, Family Min-
istries: The assumptions we
make about our spouse can
determine the level of happi-
ness we experience in mar-
riage. When two people get
frustrated with one another,
but the issue is not dealt with,
the tendency is for each per-
son to develop his or her own
conclusion about why the
problem is happening. This is
what is known as “negative
beliefs.” In other words, a
husband or wife interprets the
behavior of his or her spouse
to be much more negative
than the spouse intended.
Whatever you believe about
another person (positive or
negative), you will find evi-
dence of that belief in every-
thing he or she says or does.
To fight negative thinking,
it’s important for couples to
give each other the benefit of
the doubt and to be aware of
what their mates do that is
positive and respond accord-
ingly. Your spouse is already
doing some positive things,
but you may not be totally
aware of them. Try to notice
things your husband already
does that please you. This will
force you to break through the
barriers that obstruct your vi-
sion of his good deeds.
I’m not advocating unrealis-
tic, “Pollyanna” thinking. We
can’t sit around hoping that our
By Jim Daly
mate will change truly negative
behaviors. However, there can
be great freedom in consider-
ing that your husband’s mo-
tives, even in those things that
annoy you, are more positive
than you might have previ-
ously acknowledged.
‘Winning the Battle for a Generation’
By Rick Jones
exec. director, Defiance
Area Youth for Christ
Do you know someone who is lonely?
The Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons can
often be times of loneliness for many. Loneliness
though not a seasonal thing, is often exacerbated
by times when people do get together and this
upcoming Christmas season is no different.
Many people struggle with loneliness – —
from the rich and famous to the poor and un-
known. Here’s a list of some famous people who
have been honest about their loneliness:
•Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway con-
fessed, “Loneliness is my least favorite thing
about life. The thing that I’m most worried about
is just being alone without anybody to care for
or someone who will care for me.”
•Joss Whedon, director of the movie “The
Avengers,” said, “Loneliness is about the scariest
thing out there.”
•Scientist Albert Einstein wrote, “It is strange
to be known so universally, and yet to be so
lonely.”
•Writer Ernest Hemingway wrote, “I live in a
vacuum that is as lonely as a radio tube when the
batteries are dead and there is no current to plug
into.”
•Marilyn Monroe said, “Sometimes I think
the only people who stay with me and really lis-
ten are people I hire, people I pay.”
Let’s all do our best this Christmas to help
those who suffer from loneliness, let’s include a
lonely heart at our table, in our conversation or
in some creative and caring way, may we fill a
lonely heart with love, laughter and life.
Let’s also remember for the believer the prom-
ise of Jesus to be with us no matter where we go
or end up; Matthew 28:20 (NIV) “… And surely
I am with you always, to the very end of the
age.”
For more information about the work of Youth
for Christ, you may contact Youth for Christ at
419-782-0656, P.O. Box 111, 210 Clinton Street,
Defiance, Ohio 43512, or email to: defyfc@em-
barqmail.com
NEW INDUCTEES – Wayne Trace High School inducted 14 new members into its chapter of the National Honor Society on Nov.
27. Juniors and seniors who have a 3.6 GPA are eligible to apply to NHS, at which time they are further considered on the merits
of leadership, scholarship and character. The new inductees are, front row from left – Jehane Hoagland, Erin Jewell, Rebecca
Hamrick, Addison Baumle, Blair Baumle, Sarah Young, Jacob Dingus; back row – Jacob Arend, Kayla Zuber, James Weaver, Cas-
sidy Hilkey, Austin Conlon, Hunter Martin, Hank Sinn.
OSU Extension to hold workshop
The Ohio State University
Extension will be holding a
Farmland Leasing Workshop
from 6-9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13
in the Voinovich Auditorium at
Northwest State Community
College in Archbold.
Landowners and tenant
farmers will want to attend,
as factors affecting leasing
options and rates will be dis-
cussed along with analyzing
good and bad leasing prac-
tices. Presenters will also dis-
cuss legal issues in farmland
leasing, developing a written
lease for your farm, and flex-
ible versus fixed cash renting
options.
Cost for the program is $15
per person and includes light
refreshments. Pre-registration
is preferred using the flyer
posted at http://fulton.osu.edu
website.
Questions related to this
program can be directed to-
wards Bruce Clevenger, De-
fiance County Extension Cle-
venger.10@osu.edu or
419-782-4771 or Eric Richer,
Fulton County Extension at
richer.5@osu.edu or 419-337-
9210. Northwest State Com-
munity College is located at
22660 SR 34 in Archbold.
Lions Club meets
PAULDING – Members of
the Paulding Lions Club meet
the second and fourth Thurs-
days of each month, excluding
holidays, at the Paulding Ea-
gles. Meeting time is 7 p.m.
The public is welcome to at-
tend.
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The junior and senior fair board leaders conducted a steer weigh-in on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the
Paulding County Fairgrounds. 4-H program assistant Staci Hiler noted that 18 steers were
weighed-in and tagged for the Paulding County Jr. Fair livestock competition in June.
NEW EAGLE SCOUTS – On Dec. 1, an Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony was held at the
Youth For Christ (YFC) Wilderness Cabin Resource Center near Grover Hill. Dustin Taylor and
Zachary Ramsey were inducted as Eagle Scouts. Attending the ceremony were, from left – guest
speakers YFC Cabin minister Jack Fetter and youth pastor/mentor Jim Landwehr, Taylor, Ramsey,
and Scoutmaster Brian Holbrooks of Troop 19.
Sports
Scoreboard
(Editor’s note: Team coaches are re-
minded to please submit result forms
to the Progress office. We rely on these
forms to report game results to your
fans. You may drop off forms or fax them
to 419-399-4030, or email info to
progress@progressnewspaper.org)
ANTWERP
None reported.
PAULDING
Junior High Girls Basketball – Paulding
split a pair of close games with Van Wert
as the Lady Panther seventh graders
won, 21-20, while the Lady Cougar
eighth graders took a 27-25 decision.
Etzler had six points for Paulding’s sev-
enth grade team with Arellano adding
five and Townley chipping in four. Rice
and Dominique added two each. In the
eighth grade tilt, Posey posted nine
points to lead the way followed by Myers
(six), Ankney (four) and Hale (three).
WAYNE TRACE
Junior High Boys Basketball – Wayne
Trace and Fort Jennings split a pair of
games last Tuesday with the Raider sev-
enth graders and Musketeer eighth
graders getting victories. Trae Sinn and
Caleb Yenser each scored 10 points for
the seventh grade Raiders in a 50-31
win over the Musketeers. Evan Mohr,
Braden Zuber and Hayden Gillett all had
six markers for the red, white and blue.
Josiah Linder (five), Caden Bland (four),
Mox Price (two) and Korbin Slade (one)
also scored for Wayne Trace.
Fort Jennings took the eighth grade
game 50-40 behind 16 points each
from Wehri and Finn. Eli Sinn led the
local squad with 15 points while Josh
Kuhn chipped in a dozen and Jake Kuhn
added six. Gabe Sinn (three), Adam
Stoller (two) and Noah Glass (two) had
the other Raider points.
Sports
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Varsity
Games
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Football
DIV. VI STATE FINAL
Kirtland.................44
Wayne Trace ..........16
Girls’ basketball
Edon.....................39
Antwerp.................36
Paulding................46
Hicksville...............43
Wayne Trace ..........52
Bryan....................44
Kalida ...................48
Antwerp.................27
Ada.......................51
Paulding................32
Fayette ..................47
Antwerp.................27
Boys’ basketball
Antwerp.................51
Ft. Jennings ...........50
Defiance ...............66
Paulding................54
Antwerp.................43
Fayette ..................33
Wrestling
LINCOLNVIEW INV.
Paulding 2nd ......348
Fairview 3rd ........326
W.Trace 8th .........166
Antwerp 11th ........84
Sports
schedule
THURSDAY, DEC. 12 –
Girls Basketball: Paulding hosts
Spencerville
FRIDAY, DEC. 13 –
Boys Basketball: Paulding at
Spencerville
SATURDAY, DEC. 14 –
Girls Basketball: Antwerp at
Parkway
Boys Basketball: Antwerp at
Continental
Wrestling: Antwerp at Tinora
Backhaus Invitational; Paulding
at Edgerton Invitational; Wayne
Trace at Lakota Invitational
MONDAY, DEC. 16 –
Girls Basketball: Wayne Trace
hosts Lincolnview
TUESDAY, DEC. 17 –
Girls Basketball: Paulding hosts
Montpelier
Boys Basketball: Antwerp hosts
Liberty Center
Wrestling: Paulding and Colum-
bus Grove at Ayersville
Archers have successful weekend
By JOE SHOUSE
Sportswriter
ANTWERP – It was a successful
weekend for the Antwerp Archers, both
on the road and at home. On Friday
night, Coach TJ Hammer’s ball club es-
caped with a one-point win at Fort Jen-
nings then came back on Saturday with
a 43-33 win over the Eagles of Fayette
in front of the home crowd.
The Archers used the 3-pointer to stop
the high flying Eagles as the blue and
white canned eight shots behind the arc.
Kaden Brumett led the Archer charge
with five long range bombs and a free
throw for 16 points. Also in double digits
for the Archers was Derek Smalley with
12 markers including a “triple.” Sam
Williamson added two 3-pointers and a
couple of free throws for eight points.
Antwerp managed just two field goals
inside the arc to go along with their 3-
point barrage. From the foul line, the
Archers struggled hitting just 15 of 30.
“That was our biggest downfall of the
evening. We got the right guys at the
line, but I think they got to thinking
about it too much,” said Hammer.
Off to a slow start, the Archers didn’t
light the score board until Trenton
Copsey hit a free throw with seven sec-
onds remaining in the opening quarter.
Leading 4-1, Fayette opened the second
frame with two quick field goals to in-
crease their advantage 8-1. The Archers
chipped away at the Eagles lead and was
able to even the score at 11 a piece when
Williamson was on target with a 3-
pointer with four seconds showing on
the clock.
In the third period, Brumett, a sharp
shooting senior, found the range and di-
aled in from the top of the key on three
3-pointers in the first three minutes to
give Antwerp their first lead that bal-
looned to 20-13 with 5:13 remaining in
the third. Brumett finished out the quar-
ter with his fifth “triple” of the contest to
propel the Archers to a ten point margin
27-17.
“I was really proud of our team’s ef-
fort. In the first half we were not very ag-
gressive, but in the second half we
started penetrating the gaps and setting
up for the 3-point shot,” said Hammer.
In the fourth period the Eagles drew to
within three, 27-24, but a Williamson 3-
pointer increased the Archers lead to 30-
24 and the Eagles would get no closer.
The rest of the Archer scoring came from
the charity stripe with the winners going
to the line 24 times in the final eight min-
utes.
Fayette, who knocked the Archers out
of tournament play last year, was paced
by Tyler Cox with 12 followed by Chan-
dler Sanford chipping in 10.
“They (Fayette) play a very tough
man-to-man defense. If we kept the
score in the 40s or low 50s, I thought we
would win,” said Hammer.
Also scoring for the Archers were
Copsey, four; Colton Stout, two; Garr,
one.
On Friday night, the Archers traveled
to Fort Jennings and battled 32 minutes
before prevailing at the end for a 51-50
victory. Trailing by five points with 52
seconds remaining, the Archers used
solid defense and a perfectly executed
play at the end to pull out the win.
In the closing seconds and trailing by
one point, Coach Hammer orchestrated
a play setting up a Trenton Copsey back
door pass to Kaden Brumett for the win-
ning field goal.
“There were several situations that
looked bad for us, but at the end we ex-
ecuted perfectly the winning play,” said
Hammer.
Antwerp opened up with an 18-11 lead
after one period but went cold the middle
two quarters to trail 39-38 heading into
the final quarter.
Sam Williamson led the Archer scor-
ing with 19 points with teammate Kaden
Brumett adding 13. Also scoring for the
blue and white were Copsey, nine; Stout,
four; Smalley, three; Erik Miesle, two;
Jones, one.
In junior varsity action, the Archers
dropped a 39-32 decision on Friday night
to Fort Jennings. Scoring for the Archers
were Josh Longardner, eight; Brandon
Pendergrast, eight; Jeffrey Coleman, eight;
Trey Mills, four; and Erik Buchan, two.
On Saturday, the junior varsity fell to
the Fayette Eagles in overtime, 34-26.
Fayette held a 24-14 advantage at inter-
mission, but was held scoreless in the
second half while the Archers scored 10
points to tie the score at 24 apiece at the
end of regulation.
In the extra session, the Eagles got on
track and scored 10 points and held the
blue and white to a single field goal. Scor-
ing for the Archers were Mills, six; Cole-
man, six; Longardner, four; Matt Jones,
three; Willie Jones, three; Erik Buchan,
two; and Cainan Carlisle, two.
Panthers drop dogfight
against Defiance Bulldogs
By JIM LANGHAM
Sportswriter
DEFIANCE – Defiance stayed ahead of the
game just enough on Friday night to prevent
the Paulding Panthers from overtaking during
several determined runs at Defiance. In the
end, the Bulldogs pulled away for a 66-54 win
over the upset minded Panthers.
Defiance jumped out to a 13-6 lead at the
end of the first quarter, but Treston Gonzales
almost single-handedly led Paulding back
with three baskets that closed the gap to 20-
17, Defiance, halfway through the second
stanza. However, Defiance’s Trey Guilliam,
who finished the game with 19 points, hit two
treys late in the half to vault the Bulldogs back
into a 31-22 advantage at the halfway mark.
In the third quarter, the Panthers’ Kyle
Kauser scored five points to draw the local
squad to within eight point, 39-31, but treys by
Guilliam and Katwan Singleton allowed the
lofty Bulldogs to pull away to what appeared to
be a game-securing 48-33 lead going into the
final eight minutes of the game.
But Paulding had different ideas with a 19-8
run deep into the fourth quarter to close the gap
to 56-47, Defiance. However, the Bulldogs were
able to stay off Paulding from doing any further
damage to come off the floor with the win.
Defiance improved its record to 2-0 while
Paulding dropped to 2-1. Kauser led the way for
the Panthers with 17 points while Gonzales tal-
lied 13 points for the local squad.
“You can’t fault our guys’ effort. They did a
great job of trying to come back with that 19-8
run in the fourth quarter,” said Paulding head
coach Shawn Brewer. “It was a great effort; we
just came up short.
“We got buried early and then spent the rest
of the game trying to make runs to get back in,”
continued Brewer. “We got to be more aggres-
sive offensively as the game went on. We kept
talking about going harder to the basket.
“I told the fellows at the half that we have to
go straight to the basket to get better offense,”
said Brewer.
The Bulldogs also claimed the junior varsity
contest with a 47-27 win over the Panthers.
Lady Raiders even slate at 2-2
By KEVIN
WANNEMACHER
Sportswriter
BRYAN – Wayne Trace
used a late third quarter run to
open a 16-point advantage
and the Raiders had to hold
on in the fourth quarter in
posting a 52-44 win at Bryan
in girls basketball action last
Tuesday evening.
Leading 23-17 at the inter-
mission, the Lady Raiders
scored the final dozen points
of the third quarter to open a
43-27 advantage entering the
final stanza.
However, the Golden Bears
would make things interest-
ing in the fourth quarter.
With Wayne Trace on top
49-29, the hosts put together
eight consecutive markers to
slice the deficit to 49-37 on a
Nicole Scantlen basket with
4:07 remaining.
“We made a run there at the
end of third quarter that
proved to be the difference,”
commented Wayne Trace
head coach Bethany Hughes.
“But we have to do a better
job of finishing the game than
we did tonight.”
The Raiders didn’t help
themselves in the fourth quar-
ter, committing 11 turnovers
alone in the period and hitting
only 4 of 15 shots in the
stanza.
“Playing with basketball
smarts is something we need
to get better at,” continued
Hughes. “It is something we
have stressed to the girls and
it is an area that we have to
continue to work at.”
A Madi Poling free throw
and a Lauren Speice offen-
sive rebound and basket
helped the red, white and blue
stave off the Bryan rally,
pushing the margin back to
52-39 at the 2:39 mark.
Wayne Trace, now 2-2 on
the season, then limited the
Golden Bears to five points
the rest of the way in holding
on for the five-point victory.
“It’s always good to get the
win,” noted the Raider men-
tor. “But we do have areas
that we have to continue to
improve in. I do think we did
a much better job of rebound-
ing the basketball tonight.”
The Lady Raiders domi-
nated on the boards, picking
up 44 rebounds compared to
Bryan’s 16. Speice paced the
red, white and blue with 13
caroms while Erin Mohr got
eight and Shayna Temple
picked up seven.
Brenda Feasby led Wayne
Trace with 15 points and
Mohr chipped in 14. Temple
posted seven followed by
Speice and Sylvia Young with
six each.
Mohr also had five steals
for the Lady Raiders while
Poling and Feasby picked up
four each. Temple dished out
four assists.
Hannah Schimmoeller led
the Golden Bears with 15
markers and Scantlen posted
ten. Brooke Vollmer, Schim-
moeller and Scantlen all had
four rebounds for Bryan.
Schimmoeller also recorded
nine steals and Rachel Fruth
picked up seven steals.
Bryan falls to 0-2 this year.
Wayne Trace led 11-7 after
one quarter after late baskets
from Speice and Brooke
Wilcox. Sylvia Young and
Temple also added early
buckets in the second stanza
as the Lady Raiders opened a
15-7 advantage
The red, white and blue led
23-13 following a Mohr
bucket before Bryan closed
the first half with baskets by
Scantlen and Schimmoeller
to pull within six at the inter-
mission.
Wayne Trace’s junior varsity
moved to 3-1 on the season
with a 34-23 win over the
Golden Bears.
Courtney Mead scored 10
points to lead the Lady Raiders
with Leah Sinn adding eight
and Danae Myers chipping in
six. Mead, Myers and Estie
Sinn all had five rebounds with
Stacy Flint posting eight steals.
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WT’s Speice named
GMC Offensive
Player of the Year
By KEVIN
WANNEMACHER
Sportswriter
After wrapping up his career by leading his team to the state
championship game, Wayne Trace senior quarterback Colby
Speice was honored as Green Meadows Conference Offensive
Player of the Year by the league’s coaches.
Tinora senior defensive back Derek Drewes garnered De-
fensive Player of the Year honors for the GMC after leading
his team to the regional semifinals and a league title.
Other Wayne Trace players picking up First Team honors
were senior wide receiver Jake Gerber, senior wide receiver
and defensive back Korbin Showalter, senior center Aaron
Stoller, junior defensive tackle Chuckie Chastain, senior of-
fensive tackle and defensive end Devin Wenzlick, senior de-
fensive end Brock Worden and senior offensive guard T.J.
Blackmore.
Speice also was named to the First Team as a linebacker.
Wayne Trace senior Jared Sherry took Second Team as a run-
ning back and linebacker while junior Riley Moore was named
Second Team as a defensive tackle. Worden garnered a Second
Team award as an offensive tackle and Gerber picked up a Sec-
ond Team defensive back award.
Antwerp senior Tyler Messman was named to the Second
Team as both a running back and a linebacker.
Juniors Jake Arend and Jake Dingus each were named Hon-
orable Mention. Junior Jarett Bute and senior Derek Smalley
also took Honorable Mention awards.
Hormann helps 34
teams begin league
play at MAC Gym
ANTWERP – Every year
December brings Christmas,
winter and basketball to the
local area. This is also the
case at the McLaughlin Ath-
letic Center (MAC Gym) in
Antwerp.
With help from Hormann’s
Heating and Cooling, this
winter will be a little warmer
as well. The addition of K&S
Tumblefit gymnastics at the
MAC in 2013 brought new
heating requirements for
hosting these young ladies.
Innovative thinking on the
part of owner Matt Hormann
brought heat, not only to the
gymnastics room, but to the
gym lobby as well, helping
offset a chilling problem en-
countered in the lobby and
gym last winter.
Early results with the Ki-
wanis and Black Friday tour-
naments have been positive.
And so have the sign-up of
this year’s winter teams.
In winter 2012-13, the bas-
ketball floor was taped off as
a trial for a two-court system.
An amazing 26 boys and girls
teams played in last year’s
winter league. This year, 34
teams signed up as soon as
entry was offered. So many
teams, in fact, the Woodburn
Lutheran School has been
rented out to host the eight-
team bracket of fourth grade
and under boys.
League games will be
played every Saturday, Dec. 14
and 21, and Jan. 4, 11, 18; a
single-elimination tournament
will be held Jan. 25-26 to ac-
commodate all games.
Stop in any of the scheduled
days to see any of the 20 Ohio
teams or 14 Indiana squads as
they work to improve on their
basketball careers.
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By JOE SHOUSE
Sportswriter
ANTWERP – In a Saturday matinee, the Lady Archers were
handed a 20-point loss, 47-27, at the hands of the Fayette Lady
Eagles.
The Archers were up against a very tall Eagle team that
sported a 6-foot-2 center and four players on the roster at 5-
foot-11. At 6-foot-2 and only a sophomore, Alexis Fruchey led
all scorers with 14 points. Joining Fruchey with double digits
was sophomore Kaela Seiler with 13 points, including a perfect
7-of 7 from the foul line.
Antwerp’s leading scorer was senior Kaiya Jemison with 10
points.
The Archers trailed 9-5 after one quarter of play but the mid-
dle two quarters were huge for the Eagles offensively, scoring
28 points and holding the Archers to just 13.
“They (Fayette) were a very big team and we had to adjust
in the second half and we did a much better job boxing out,”
said head coach Kevin Taylor.
The aggressive play by the Lady Eagles allowed them to get
to the foul line. In the contest the Eagles managed 17 of 29
from the line while the Archers were just 6 of 12.
“That really tells the story. Their style of play got them to
the foul line and that was a certainly a plus for them,” said Tay-
lor.
Joining Jemison in the scoring column were freshman Pey-
ton Short with five, and Audrie Longardner with four. Annie
Miesle and Avery Braaten added three apiece, and Cheyenne
Miller-Sweet chipped in two.
Last Thursday, the Lady Archers traveled to Kalida and came
away on the short end of a 48-27 decision. The Archers trailed
at half time by just four at 13-9, but Kalida answered with 35
second half points to secure the win.
Antwerp scoring: Miller-Sweet, nine; Short, seven; Jemison,
four; Longardner, three; Miesle, two; and Braaten, two.
In the junior varsity games, the Archers lost to Kalida, 43-
22. Scoring for Antwerp: Emily Phillips, 10; Becca Johanns,
five; Mackenzie Hart, Sierra Cline and Kianna Recker, two
each; and Maggie Wilson, one.
On Saturday, the Fayette Eagles outlasted the Archers, 34-
20. Scoring for the blue and white were Phillips, seven; Hart
six; Cline, three; Johanns, three; Recker, one.
Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress
Sierra McCullough #4 works the ball on offense against Kalida
last week in nonconference play.
Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress
Antwerp’s Kaiya Jemison #35 drives the lane in the first quar-
ter against Kalida last Thursday night.
Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress
Avery Braaten #10 puts up a fade away jumper to try and get
some much-needed points for the Lady Archers.
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The Lady Panthers’ Brooke Combs #10 dribbles the ball
around the Kalida defense in an attempt to gain an open shot
against Kalida last Tuesday night.
Paulding girls split efforts
to hang on to 2-1 record
By JIM LANGHAM
Sportswriter
Paulding head girls basket-
ball coach Lindsey Schultz
said coming into this season
that she was hoping for one of
the most aggressive defensive
teams in recent years. The
Panthers granted her wishes
early last week at home when
their tenacious defense forced
24 Hicksville turnovers en
route to 46-43 win over the
Aces.
“Our girls worked hard and
stayed in it to force those 24
turnovers,” said Schultz. “It is
that kind of effort we are going
to need every game this year.
I’m hoping that our defense
will play a major part in wins
that we get this season. They
certainly proved that against
Hicksville.”
Offensively, the Panthers got
a big effort from Abby Pease,
who finished the game with 19
points.
“Abby has been giving us
some good effort and leader-
ship, just like we need,” said
Schultz. “She has been doing a
good job of stepping up to the
plate.”
Paulding nudged into an 8-7
lead at the end of the first quar-
ter and then improved their
lead to 24-18 at the end of the
first half. Paulding pulled away
to a 42-32 advantage at the end
of the third stanza, but the vis-
itors outplayed the Panthers,
11-4, in the final eight mo-
ments to make a desperate at-
tempt at coming back.
At Ada on Thursday, the
Panthers dropped a 51-32 loss.
The game was the first of the
season in conference play for
both squads.
Paulding pulled into an 11-9
lead at the end of the first quar-
ter, but Ada came roaring back
to a 17-3 effort in the second
stanza to jump out to a 26-14
halftime advantage. Ada had a
big third quarter, crushing
Paulding, 16-9 in that stanza to
pull out of sight.
Cory Wyss was the leading
scorer for Ada with 21 points
while Sierra McCullough led
Paulding with nine points.
“I like it that our scoring ef-
fort gets spread around, but we
have to work at putting some
more points in the basket,” said
Schultz.
In junior varsity action, the
Panthers took out Hicksville,
22-17, on Monday night, but
lost to Ada, 42-27 on Thursday
night.
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Paulding’s Suzanne Reinhart #34 goes down the lane for a
deuce against Kalida last Tuesday evening.
Black Friday basketball at MAC Gymnasium
ANTWERP – Black Friday meant more
than just a shopping day in Antwerp this year.
Thirteen boys and girls basketball teams from
northwest Ohio and Northeast Indiana partic-
ipated in the first annual preseason Black Fri-
day Tournament. Three “mini” tournaments of
sixth grade girls, fifth grade boys and sixth
grade boys were held.
In the boys fifth grade division, a scrappy
Leo Lions team went perfect on the day with
a 3-0 record, upending the local Antwerp
Archer quintet, 33-19. Fairview and Edgerton
rounded out the division.
The Antwerp Lady Archer sixth grade squad
fared a little better as they defeated the Edger-
ton Bulldogs, 18-12, to claim the title.
The Lady Archers went 4-0 in the day’s
biggest bracket of five teams, knocking off
Tinora, Napoleon, and Lima Shawnee before
claiming the championship title.
In the talent-rich sixth grade boys division,
onlookers received a feast of upcoming West-
ern Buckeye League teams as well as future
Indiana basketball. Kenton claimed the crown
battling Norwell, from Ossian, Ind., 35-26.
Also participating were Van Wert and Leo.
Some of these same teams will join some
newcomers as preparation begins at the gym
for the new Santa Slam tournament hosted on
Dec 28.
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Raiders take top honors at Lancer
Invite; Panthers finish second
By JIM COX
DHI Correspondent
MIDDLE POINT – Four mats, 14 teams,
146 wrestlers, 326 matches – it was a
wrestling fan’s dream at Lincolnview on Sat-
urday, and a close finish topped it all off.
Delphos St. John’s emerged the winner, barely
edging Paulding, 350.5 to 348.
If there was a second winner, it would have
to be Wayne Trace. The Raiders, their
wrestling squad decimated by a run to Friday’s
Division VI state championship football game,
captured three individual championships –
George Clemens (106 pounds), Dustin Taylor
(113), and Ruger Goeltzenleuchter (126).
Wayne Trace also took home the awards for
Most Valuable Wrestler (Clemens) and Most
Valuable Freshman (Goeltzenleuchter).
The Blue Jays won at 120 (Gunnar Lucius),
138 (Justin Siefker), 152 (Austin Martin), and
182 (Wes Buettner). Other local individual
winners were Van Wert’s Andy Hammond at
132 and Delphos Jefferson’s Tanner Vermule
at 145. Ada was dominant at the higher
weights – 160 (Austin Windle), 170 (Dylan
Hannah), 195 (Jarod Woodland), and 220
(Brady Pitney). Paulding’s Justin Shepherd
took the title at 285.
Wayne Trace had only eight wrestlers at the
meet, none heavier than 152.
Clemens was dominant, winning his four
matches with three pins and a 21-6 technical
fall. Taylor won all five of his matches – two
pins, an 18-3 technical fall, and two major de-
cisions, 13-2 and 15-1. Goeltzenleuchter was
5-0 – four pins and a 17-2 technical fall. Be-
sides those three champions, the Raiders’ only
other high placer was Zaine Cotterman, who
took third at 145 and was 4-1 for the day.
Unlike many meets, in this one a team was
allowed to enter more than one wrestler in a
weight class. Van Wert, for example, had four
grapplers – three “extras” – in the 285 pound
class.
Team scores: Delphos St. John’s 350.5,
Paulding 348, Fairview 326, Spencerville 238,
Ada 231, Van Wert 215, Delphos Jefferson
198, Wayne Trace 166, Sidney Lehman
Catholic 136, Lincolnview 116, Antwerp 84,
Parkway 56, Hicksville 55, Defiance 32.
Final Four results:
106 - 1st - Clemens (WT) defeated Grant (JEFF) - 18-
3 technical fall. 3rd - Emlinger (Ada) defeated Proctor
(LV) 9-7.
113 - 1st - Taylor (WT) defeated Seals (PAULD) 15-1
major decision. 3rd - Rodriguez (LV) defeated Martin
(DSJ) pin 3:41.
120 - 1st - Lucius (DSJ) defeated Heater (FV) 7-2.
3rd - Minck (PAULD) defeated Ford (SV) pin 0:45.
126 - 1st - Goeltzenleuchter (WT) defeated Dickson
(SV) pin 0:46. 3rd - Miller (HV) defeated Laguna (FV)
pin 1:09.
132 - 1st - Hammond (VW) defeated Gamble
(PAULD) pin 4:45. 3rd - Mohler (DSJ) defeated Warncke
(FV) pin 2:10.
138 - 1st - Siefker (DSJ) defeated Deatrick (PAULD)
7-5. 3rd - Bellows (SV) defeated Lechleidner (FV) 10-2
major decision.
145 - 1st - Vermule (JEFF) defeated Kelley (FV) 10-4.
3rd - Cotterman (WT) defeated Vonderwell (DSJ) 10-5.
152 - 1st - Martin (DSJ) defeated Mock (PAULD) 10-
2 major decision. 3rd - Binkley (JEFF) defeated Sidle (FV)
pin 0:36.
160 - 1st - Windle (ADA) defeated Brown (LEHMAN)
5-2. 3rd - Roose (FV) defeated Metzger (JEFF) pin 2:08.
170 - 1st - Hannah (ADA) defeated Haunhorst (DSJ)
3-0. 3rd - Carpenter (FV) defeated Jarrell (PAULD) pin
4:48.
182 - 1st - Buettner (DSJ) defeated Foust (JEFF) 21-6
technical fall. 3rd - Beach (ADA) defeated Hicks (LV) 5-2.
195 - 1st - Woodland (ADA) defeated Bassett (FV) pin
2:34. 3rd - Armstrong (LEHMAN) defeated Bennett (JEFF)
pin 1:03.
220 - 1st - Pitney (ADA) defeated Hill (VW) 12-6. 3rd -
Valdez (PAULD) defeated Schulte (DSJ) 10-6.
285 - 1st - Shepherd (PAULD) def Vandemark (SV) pin
1:54. 3rd - Hatchett (FV) defeated Thomas (VW) pin 1:56.
Pair crowned most outstanding
wrestlers of Lincolnview tourney
MIDDLE POINT – A
small group of Wayne Trace
varsity wrestlers wrestled in
the Lincolnview Invitational
tournament this past Satur-
day.
Ruger Goeltzenleuchter
and George Clemens received
special honors this past Satur-
day at the tournament:
Goeltzenleuchter was
awarded the Most Outstand-
ing Freshman, and Clemens
was awarded the Most Out-
standing Wrestler.
Clemens, who wrestled in
the 106 pound weight class,
went undefeated on the day
and was crowned Champion.
Goeltzenleuchter, wrestled
in the 126 pound weight class,
and he to went 5-0 on the day,
winning his weight class.
Dustin Taylor, wrestling at
113, went 5-0 and also was
crowned champion.
Zaine Cotterman wrestled
145, went 4-1 on the day and
placed 3rd for the raiders.
Also competing but not
placing, were Brandon Laney,
Wayne Trace’s Ruger Goeltzenleuchter (left) and George
Clemens received special honors following the Lincolnview
wrestling tournament on Saturday.
Carl Elliott and Rian James.
Coach Clemens commented,
“I’m very proud of what this
small group was able to ac-
complish. We are off to a great
start, but there is definitely a lot
of work to do between now and
post-season.”
Senior Spotlight
Messman has learned many
life lessons on the gridiron
By JOE SHOUSE
Sportswriter
Individually, Tyler Mess-
man had a great year as a
member of the Antwerp
Archer football team. The
senior, who plays three sports
for the blue and white, was
recently named All-Paulding
County while leading the
county grid iron in a couple
of categories. Messman to-
taled 826 yards rushing to
lead all ball carriers while de-
fensively he was credited
with 88 tackles.
Messman, a quiet young
man who enjoys his friends
and playing sports, was not as
talkative about the recent
county accolades as he was
some of the school records.
Still, not quite sure where he
stands statistically, he said, “I
guess the highlight for me is
being the seventh leading
rusher at Antwerp and I think
I am fourth or fifth when it
comes to the most tackles.”
Not bad for a kid who
played football at an early
age, but who gave it up on a
couple of occasions.
“I started out playing in the
seventh grade, but I quit early
in the season because of hav-
ing a slight case of asthma. I
then played in the eighth
grade, but then I didn’t play
my freshman year,” he said.
With the asthma situation
much improved, Messman
gave football another try his
sophomore year – mostly
playing on special teams. His
career blossomed as a junior
and then he followed it up
with a rewarding senior sea-
son.
Tyler recalls his introduc-
tion to football when he was
a youngster in elementary
school. “I remember having
family gatherings and my
Uncle Jason would get us all
outside to play football. I re-
ally owe a lot to Jason. He is
the one who told me about the
game when I was very young
and he has helped me and en-
couraged me to play football
ever since,” said Tyler.
The relationship that was
developed between Tyler and
Jason at an early age contin-
ued to grow into a meaningful
friendship. When Tyler was
playing varsity football and
wins were hard to come by
and discouragement would
possibly take rule in Tyler’s
life, it would be Jason who
would be there for him.
“Jason has always been
there for me. Before every
game he would stop by the
house and wish me good luck
and often times would stop
by afterwards to offer words
of encouragement. He never
missed a game,” said Tyler.
This past season, Tyler
very seldom ever came off
the field. Being the main
weapon offensively for Drew
Altimus’ ball team and a de-
fensive specialist on the other
side of the ball, Messman was
counted on for each play.
“Losing games was a bum-
mer and being on the field all
the time was hard, but I love
playing football, and after
being away from it for a few
weeks, I wish we could get
out there and play again,” he
said.
Besides his uncle, Tyler
also appreciates his parents,
Ben and Katrina Jenkins, who
are very supportive of his
sporting endeavors.
“My mom will take off
work just to be able to make
it to my games. They are al-
ways there and it’s a good
feeling to have family in the
bleachers when playing,” he
said.
Now that his high school
football career is over, Tyler
feels as though the game has
taught him a great deal about
life.
“I’ve learned the impor-
tance of hanging in there and
working hard. Even when
things are not going your
way, you have to stick to-
gether as a team,” said Tyler.
An honor roll student dur-
ing the first nine weeks, Tyler
is still undecided about col-
lege. “If it works out, I would
like to go to college and even-
tually do something in the
sports field, but right now I
have no idea,” he said.
Before graduation in the
spring and leaving Antwerp
High School, Tyler still has
basketball and baseball to
play. Currently, he is a varsity
member of the basketball
team, where he plays the
shooting guard position.
“I like playing basketball
and I think we should have a
really good season,” he said.
Although Tyler might be a
quiet kid according to his
own admission, it’s simply
his presence on any team
that will always make that
team better. Not because he
gains the most yards or tack-
led the most opponents, but
because he has learned the
value of family and the im-
portance of sticking together
regardless of the outcome.
TYLER MESSMAN
Favorites
Class: Anatomy
Teacher: Mr. McMichael
Sport: Football
Athlete: OSU quarterback
Braxton Miller
Team: OSU
Restaurant: Pizza Hut
Music: Country
TV shows: Walking Dead
and Sportscenter
Antwerp High School
Plays: Football, basketball,
baseball
Awards: All-County (foot-
ball), All-District Honorable
Mention (football), All Green
Meadows Conference Sec-
ond Team (football), Iron
Man team award (football),
All-Conference Honorable
Mention (baseball)
PC Tigers win with
last-second basket
PAULDING – Paulding’s Special Olympics Basketball
team, coached by Randy Short, started their season with an
away game against Mercer County. Although they lost the
game, 58-25, high scorer of the game, Rochelle Clark, scored
3 for 3 baskets.
The team, not to be discouraged by losing their opening
game, went on to play a thrilling away game with Van Wert
County. The Tigers won, 32-30, in the last two seconds by a
bucket scored by Steffon Saco. The entire crowd went bananas,
according to Coach Short, who also commented that in 30
years of coaching, this game was a high on his list as most
memorable.
High scorer for the Van Wert game was Matt Wayne with 20
points.
The public is invited to come and enjoy the PC Tiger’s next
game played at Brookhill in Putnam County on Dec. 12. Cheer
them on at their first home game against Mercer County at 6:30
p.m. Monday, Dec. 16 at the PARC Lane Training Center in
Paulding.
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The quality of our work speaks for itself and
will remain long after.
Metal Frame Buildings
Pole Barns
Commercial & Residential,
30+ years experience
Free Estimates
25720 Notestine Rd., Woodburn, IN 46797
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For Sale by Owner
720 Miller Parkway
Perfect for down-sizing or moving in from
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$54,900. Call (419) 203-3522
15c2
FOLTZ REALTY
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
#2837 212 E. Bailey St. Payne:
$49,900 Reduced to $45,900
This home has replacement win-
dows, newer roof, 3 Bdrms with
walk-in closets, 2 full baths, vinyl
fencing & fish pond W/ fountain.
Call Maurie
#2835 15953 SR. 111 Paulding:
Reduced to $114,900 Beautiful
lot, 4 BR., 1 3/4 Ba., 1848 Sq. Ft.
Home with 2 car attached & 2
car detached garage. Nice
wooded area for enjoying nature.
Call Maurie
CHECK OUR NEW WEBSITE @ foltzrealty.com
#2847 907 Countryview Dr. Pauld-
ing: 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
100 East Jackson St., Paulding, Ohio
419-399-4444
www.straleyrealestateinc.com
STRALEY REAL ESTATE
PLEASE CALL
Carolyn Straley @ 419-769-1352 or 419-399-3721,
Matt Straley @ 419-785-5161 or Rudy Straley @ 419-769-8996
for information concerning buying, qualifying for loan or selling
3 BEDROOM, ranch style
home having central air, large
living dining room combination,
separate laundry and a 2 car
garage located on a corner lot
in Paulding. #354
LOCATED ON THE MAUMEE
RIVER -3 bedroom, 1.5 bath
Cape Cod home with full
basement. Home is located
west of Antwerp near the
state line. The home has
many improvements includ-
ing lighting, new or remod-
eled bathrooms, exterior
doors and many more for you
to see. Outside there's many
mature trees, a 3 car garage
with much storage above,
new roof and paint, also a cir-
cular drive, and new concrete
sidewalks, all on 1.88 acres.
Listed at $89,900. #356
QUALI TY CONSTRUCTED.
11833 Road 132 near the
Paulding Hospital. The 2800
sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 3 bath home
and a 1200+ sq. ft. attached
garage for vehicle and storage
space has many features for
those who appreciate quality.
The lot measures 2.555 acres
with a pond that's behind the
home. Also, there's more
acreage available. Listing #344
3 BEDROOM 1.5 bath home
basement, attached 24 x 28’
garage and a 12x12 storage
building. Location is in
Paulding on West Perry St.
#351
2 BUILDING SITES; a 2.296
acre parcel and a 1.928 acre
parcel near the Paulding
Hospital. #348 & #349
“THE OLE CECIL GROCERY
STORE”, 4000 sq. ft. of space
for storage, business, living, or
all together. Located in Cecil,
OH. For sale at $29,900.
10+ ACRES: 3 bedroom 2 bath
home with a 3rd bath space in
the full basement that’s studded,
insulated & ready to finish. The
great room has a fireplace &
large windows overlooking the
pond. There’s also central heat
and air, extra electric service for
future uses and more for you to
see. Located on Road 176 in the
Antwerp School District. #353
3 BEDROOM one story home
and attached garage, located
on Helen Street in Paulding.
#330
BUI LDING SI TE (108’ x 132’)
on the NE Corner of Perry
and Coupland Streets in
Paulding. #350
NEWER LISTING: Neat home located
on a corner lot in Paulding having a
spacious furnished kitchen, separate
laundry room, carpet and hardwood
flooring, detached garage and fenced
in side and rear yard. $54,900. #556
#1602 6 mile SW of
Payne, 1.5 acre, 3
bdrm home w/unfin-
ished attic for possible
4th! C/A, 24x30 fin-
ished pole bldg/
garage. $57,000. Call
Sandra/ Tamyra 419-
506-1015
#1605 825 Greenbriar, Paulding Countryside New Construction! 3 bdrm, 2 bath,
great room. $144,000 Call Don Gorrell 419-399-7699
#1610 - Lg. stately home
on corner lot w/C/A.
Many updates through-
out, gourmet kitchen, lg.
enclosed porch, 2 car
garage. Owner’s have
relocated and say SELL.
New Price 301 Main St.,
Pldg. Call Don Gorrell
419-399-7699
#1581 - 4 BR, 2 bath
home w/ C/A, 16 x 12 3
season room, lg. eat-in
kitchen & all appli-
ances, 20 x 11 living
room, det. garage.
Paulding. Reduced to
$54,900! Call Sandra/
Tamyra 419-506-1015
#1587 - Affordable
home - 3 or 4 bdrms,
privacy fenced yard w/
up-ground 24’ pool!
Tasteful decor, Just
Reduced to $72,900.
Paulding. Call Sandra/
Tamyra 419-506-1015
To see nice color pictures & interior shots of properties offered
by Gorrell Bros. go to: www.gorrellbros-paulding.com
Multiple Listing
Service
#1600 11749 Rd. 132
(Lovers Lane Behind
Paulding Hospital), Lg.
3 bdrm, 2 bath tri-level
home w/finished bsmt...
Updated kitchen,
Anderson Windows,
Family room .... Seller
has relocated & says
sell...NEW PRICE! Call
Don Gorrell 419-399-
7699.
#1588 2.88 acre cor-
ner lot, Antwerp. 1892
vintage brick home w/
4+ bedrooms, 30’ liv-
ing/dining, roof, sof-
fits/gutters new last
summer. 24 x 48 insu-
lated pole bldg, 1 car
garage. $49,900.
Sandra/ Tamyra 419-
506-1015
#1583 - 320 W. Caroline St., Paulding. 4,304 sq. ft.
bldg w/ 4 overhead doors. Natural gas heat, restroom
& office space, security system, $79,900 Call Joe
Den Herder
500+- Acre
s
509+- Acres
Crane Twp. & Carryall Twp.
Paulding Co., Ohio
Offered In 5 Parcels & Combinations
Sizes From 50+- acres to 183+- acres
Land Auction
Thurs., Dec. 19
5:00 P.M.
Auction Parcel 1 - 50+- acres in Sec. 25 Carryall Twp. - 1 mi. east of
Antwerp, OH on Rd. T-180 (Canal Rd.) with frontage on T-180, T-51 and
Rt. 24 -- mostly tillable Latty soil …… Auction Parcel 2 - 112+- acres in
Sec. 17 & 18, Crane Twp. - 4 mi east of Antwerp, OH on Rd 424 (former
Rt. 24) with frontage on C 424 and C-206 --- mostly tillable Paulding soil,
all in wheat ……… Auction Parcel 3 - 92+- acres in Sec. 18, Crane Twp.
- 4 mi east of Antwerp, OH on Rd 424 (former Rt. 24) with frontage on C
- 424 ---- Maumee River borders the farm with beautiful river bottom &
up land. …… Auction Parcel 4 - 183+- acres in Sec. 14 & Sec. 23, Crane
Twp. - south edge of Cecil with frontage on C-105, C-206 and Rt. 24 …
this parcel includes an approximate 6,400 sq. ft. pole barn, 6 metal grain
bins (50,000 bu +- storage & accessories) and large pond from construction
of overpass over Rt. 24 ……… Auction Parcel 5 - 77+- acres in Sec. 2,
Crane Twp. - ½ mi. north of the Cecil Bridge with frontage on C-230, T-
105 and T-99 ----- interesting parcel with approximately 60 tillable acres
that includes creek bottom - Gordon Creek traverses the property with ap-
proximately 15 acres of woods & brush and creek. …… Visit our web site
@ www.gorrellbros-paulding.com or call for brochure or step in the
office for tile maps, soil maps, survey, FSA and other information …
…Terms: Multi Parcel Bidding with $6,000 earnest money for each parcel
with balance due before Jan. 15, 2014 upon delivery of closing documents
from Seller to Buyer. Auction Location: Gorrell Bros. Auction Facility -
1201 N. Williams St., Paulding, OH- free refreshments. … Seller: V. &
R. Koenn Corp., Norman E. Cook of Cook, Burkard & Gorrell LTD,
Attorney for Seller …. Gorrell Bros. Auctioneers; Don Gorrell, Sale
Mgr; Larry D. Gorrell, Broker; Sandra Mickelson - Aaron Timm -
Nolan Shisler - Auctioneers
ESTATE AUCTION
10 AM – SAT. DEC. 21 - 10 AM
100 ACRES – PRIME FARMLAND
SALE LOCATION: Lincolnview Schools- Cafeteria;
watch for signs – parking – restrooms- breakfast
provided
It is and will be only offered as – ONE PARCEL – FIRST
CLASS northwest Ohio farmland;
primarily PEWAMO and BLOUNT soils; aerials indicate
tiling; rectangular shape (survey underway) being
½ mile – 2640 feet- north/south and approximately
1650 feet frontage east/ west on Middle Point Road;
no ditches or point rows; entered in the 2013 FSA
program; paved side road parking but also near a State
highway; professionally farmed for many years; highly
desirable large parcel – see STRALEYREALTY.COM
for all aerials, FSA information, soil map, auditor’s card
with survey forthcoming (or) call for complete brochure;
drive past – look it over – walk it if you wish – agent on
site Thursday, Dec. 12 – 2 PM-4PM
419 W Ervin
Van Wert, OH
419-238-9733
800-727-2021
EVERYTHING WE TOUCH—TURNS TO SOLD
FARM LOCATION: Section # 20 Ridge W, Van Wert
County, OH; approximately 2 miles SE of Van Wert;
½ mile EAST of the intersection of Jennings Road and St.
Rt. 116 with the farm being on the NORTH side of Middle
Point Road – 1 ½ miles WEST of Lincolnview Schools;
watch for signs –
OPPORTUNITY AT HAND
TERMS: $50,000.00 deposit w/ balance due in 30
days; fiduciary deed awarded with all 2013 property
taxes paid; seller to pay transfer tax; possession day of
sale w/deposit and signed contract; buyer responsible
for certificate/ title insurance; sale subject only to Van
Wert County Probate Court approval; Case # 2013-
1164; Keister & Baker Law Office, LLC., Van Wert, OH
SELLER: HELEN L. COOPER ESTATE (by) MR.
CHARLES WAYNE KAHN, SR. EXECUTOR
AUTIONEERS: William C. Straley, CAI; Chester M.
Straley, App: Philip J. Fleming, Jane Germann













WANNEMACHER AUCTIONEERS
PUBLIC AUCTION
adba Foltz Realty
106 N. Williams St. Paulding, Ohio
Phone 419-769-9090
"Call Us, We're The Other Guys"
6 P.M. Friday Night • December 13, 2013 • Friday Night 6 P.M.
DIRECTIONS: Take Old CR111 East approx.. 4 miles past
Old County Home to TR. 156, turn Right (East) ½ mile on
left to property……..Watch for Auction Arrows
TO BE SOLD AT 6 P.M. SHARP - DON’T BE LATE
WANNEMACHER AUCTIONEERS
"Call Us-We're the Other Guys"
106 N. Williams Street Paulding, Ohio 45879
Auctioneers:
Maurice Wannemacher-Jeff Strahley-Kevin Anspach
“80.2 Acres Farm Land”
Plus 1.1 Acre • “Building Lot w/ Trees”
PAULDING COUNTY, OHIO
Jackson Township - Section 3
Being part of the S1/2 of NE1/4 Containing 80.2 more or less acres of good productive
farm land with approx. 15 acres of wooded acres. This farm is predominantly Paulding
Type Soil. Being 80 rod wide x 160 rod long, located on the corner of Rd. 137 and Rd.
156. In Section 3 Jackson Township, Paulding County, Ohio.
NOTE: Farm is to be sold in 3 Parcels:
Parcel #1 = 80.2 Acres good productive farmland with woods.
Parcel #2 = 1.1 Acre Building Lot with well and septic, shade trees.
Parcel #3 = 81.3 Acres being combination of Parcel #1 and Parcel #2.
NOTE: Farm has just been all surveyed
TERMS: We will be selling this property to the highest bidder. Buyer to sign Purchase
Agreement, Property Disclosure, Buyers to pay: $10,000 down on Parcel #1 and #3 and $3,000
down on Parcel #2, auction day, balance at Closing on or before January 13, 2014, upon delivery
of Warranty Deed, Certificate of title. Seller to Pay all Real Estate Taxes, Pro-Rated to Day of
Closing, All Documents Prepared by James Sponseller, Attorney for Seller. All Statements made
day of Auction take precedence over all printed matter. Call the Auctioneers at 419-769-9090 or
419-399-2347. Ask for Maurie
AUCTIONEERS NOTE: This is good productive farmland, and it shows, farmed by a
professional farmer. Buyer to receive possession of said property at closing. Come walk over
the property, walk through the small woods on rear of farm. Check-out the Schifferly Ditch
meandering across a part of this farm for a good drainage outlet. See the paved road on 2 sides,
perfect for hauling grain, or selling off building lots. Have your finances in order by day of auction
and be ready to bid and buy! Sold with confirmation of Seller.
NOTE: Auction to be held @ P.C.S.W. Nature Center @ 6 P.M.
on CR.132 on Fairground Rd. just West of Fairgrounds.
OWNERS: Roland Manz, Verginia Manz, Paul Manz,
Viola Manz, Helen Hurd
LEGALS
LEGALS
LEGALS
See LEGALS page 14A
STATE OF NEW
MEXICO
COUNTY OF LUNA
SIXTH JUDICIAL
DISTRICT
Case No. D-619-CV-
201200380
ONEWEST BANK,
FSB,
Plaintiff,
v.
ALMA BAEZA AKA
ALMA J. BAEZA,
UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA BY AND
THROUGH THE SEC-
RETARY OF HOUS-
ING AND URBAN
DEVELOP MENT
AND THE UN-
KNOWN SPOUSE OF
ALMA BAEZA AKA
ALMA J. BAEZA, IF
ANY,
Defendant(s).
NOTICE OF SUIT
STATE OF New Mex-
ico to the above-named
Defendants Alma Baeza
aka Alma J. Baeza and
The Unknown Spouse
of Alma Baeza aka
Alma J. Baeza, if any.
GREETINGS:
You are hereby notified
that the above-named
Plaintiff has filed a civil
action against you in the
above-entitled Court and
cause, the general object
thereof being to fore-
close a mortgage on
property located at 680
Arrowhead Dr, Deming,
NM 88030, Luna
County, New Mexico,
said property being
more particularly de-
scribed as:
Lot Fourteen (14),
BLUE MOUND ES-
TATES, a subdivision
near the city of Deming,
according to the plat
thereof on file in the Of-
fice of the County Clerk,
Luna County, New
Mexico.
Unless you serve a
pleading or motion in re-
sponse to the complaint
in said cause on or be-
fore 30 days after the last
publication date, judg-
ment by default will be
entered against you.
Respectfully Submitted,
THE CASTLE LAW
GROUP, LLC
By: /s/ __Steven J.
Lucero
Electronically Filed
Steven J. Lucero
20 First Plaza NW,
Suite 602
Albuquerque, NM
87102
Telephone: (505) 848-
9500
Fax: (505) 848-9516
Attorney for Plaintiff
NM12-02296_FC01
Published: 11/27, 12/4
& 12/11/2013 14c?
NOTICE
The Village of Payne is
accepting sealed bids
for a 2011 or newer
demonstrator or new
Type III Ambulance
until December 20,
2013. Bids will be
opened December 23,
2013 at the regular
scheduled Village
Council Meeting at
7 p.m. Copies of bid
specifications and
terms are available at
the Mayor’s Office and
the Office of the Fiscal
Officer. 15c3
NOTICE OF
PUBLICATION
IN THE COMMON
PLEAS COURT OF
PAULDING
COUNTY, OHIO
Paulding County Clerk
of Courts
115 N.Williams St.
Paulding, OH 45879
United States of Amer-
ica, acting through the
Rural Development,
United States Depart-
ment of
Agriculture vs. Thais R.
Stallbaum, Deceased, et
al
Case No.CI13 211
Diane Carr, Trevor
Tracy, Jane Doe, un-
known spouse of Tevor
Tracy, Troy Tracy,
Wendy Tracy, Paul
Stallbaum, Jane Doe un-
known spouse of Paul
Stallbaum, Brandon
"last name unknown",
Darion "last name un-
known", Caron "last
name unknown", Ash-
lynn "last name un-
kown", if Diane Carr
and/or Trevor Tracy
and/or Jane Doe, un-
known spouse of Tevor
Tracy and/or Troy Tracy
and/or Wendy Tracy
and/or Paul Stallbaum
and/or Jane Doe un-
known spouse of Paul
Stallbaum and/or Bran-
don "last name un-
known" and/or Darion
"last name unknown"
and/or Caron "last name
unknown" and/or Ash-
lynn "last name un-
kown" be deceased, all
heirs, devisees, legatees,
executors, executrixes,
administrators, adminis-
tratrixes, assignees, un-
known spouse(s) of all
heirs, devisees, legatees,
executors, executrixes,
administrators, adminis-
tratrixes, assignees of
Diane Carr and/or
Trevor Tracy and/or
Jane Doe, unknown
spouse of Tevor Tracy
and/or Troy Tracy
and/or Wendy Tracy
and/or Paul Stallbaum
and/or Jane Doe un-
known spouse of Paul
Stallbaum and/or Bran-
don "last name un-
known" and/or Darion
"last name unknown"
and/or Caron "last name
unknown" and/or Ash-
lynn "last name un-
kown", unknown heirs,
devisees, legatees, ex-
ecutors, executrixes, ad-
m i n i s t r a t o r s ,
administratrixes, as-
signees, unknown
spouse(s) of all heirs, de-
visees, legatees, execu-
tors, executrixes,
administrators, adminis-
tratrixes, assignees, and
Jane Doe, unknown
spouse of Kenneth Stall-
baum, unknown heirs,
devisees, legatees, ex-
ecutors, executrixes, ad-
m i n i s t r a t o r s ,
administratrixes, as-
signees, unknown
spouse(s) of all heirs, de-
visees, legatees, execu-
tors, executrixes,
administrators, adminis-
tratrixes, assignees and
John Doe, unknown
spouse of Sandra Suu
Welch and unknown
heirs, devisees, legatees,
executors, executrixes,
administrators, adminis-
tratrixes, assignees, un-
known spouse(s) of all
heirs, devisees, legatees,
executors, executrixes,
administrators, adminis-
tratrixes, assignees and
Jane Doe, unknown
spouse of Thais R. Stall-
baum whose addresses
are unknown, will
hereby take notice that
on October 28, 2013,
United States of Amer-
ica, acting through the
Rural Development,
United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture,
filed its Complaint in
Foreclosure and Mar-
shalling 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, Deceased, et
al praying for judgment
in the amount of
$21,474.69 with interest
thereon according to the
terms of the note from
September 3, 2013 until
paid and for foreclosure
of said Mortgage Deed
on the following de-
scribed 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
Plaintiffs mortgage
recorded on December
28, 2004 in OR Book
505 pg 1883 of the
Mortgage Records of
Paulding County, Ohio.
and that Defendants,
Diane Carr, Trevor
Tracy, Jane Doe, un-
known spouse of Tevor
Tracy, Troy Tracy,
Wendy Tracy, Paul
Stallbaum, Jane Doe un-
known spouse of Paul
Stallbaum, Brandon
"last name unknown",
Darion "last name un-
known", Caron "last
name unknown", Ash-
lynn "last name un-
kown", if Diane Carr
and/or Trevor Tracy
and/or Jane Doe, un-
known spouse of Tevor
Tracy and/or Troy Tracy
and/or Wendy Tracy
and/or Paul Stallbaum
and/or Jane Doe un-
known spouse of Paul
Stallbaum and/or Bran-
don "last name un-
known" and/or Darion
"last name unknown"
and/or Caron "last name
unknown" and/or Ash-
lynn "last name un-
kown" be deceased, all
heirs, devisees, legatees,
executors, executrixes,
administrators, adminis-
tratrixes, assignees, un-
known spouse(s) of all
heirs, devisees, legatees,
executors, executrixes,
administrators, adminis-
tratrixes, assignees of
Diane Carr and/or
Trevor Tracy and/or
Jane Doe, unknown
spouse of Tevor Tracy
and/or Troy Tracy
and/or Wendy Tracy
and/or Paul Stallbaum
and/or Jane Doe un-
known spouse of Paul
Stallbaum and/or Bran-
don "last name un-
known" and/or Darion
"last name unknown"
and/or Caron "last name
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Paulding County Progress - 13A
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AL GRIFFITHS CON-
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electrical, drywall, siding,
doors and more. Call Al for
your repair or construction
needs. 419-506-2102 51ctf
1 BDRM. APT. FOR RENT
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deposit. 419-263-4700 or
419-263-8304 16c3
DOWNSTAIRS APT. CLOSE
TO DOWNTOWN PAYNE.
Appliances included. Deposit
plus 1st month’s rent. 419-
263-2613 16c3
1 BDRM. DOWNSTAIRS
APT IN ANTWERP - stove,
refrigerator, washer/dryer,
water, sewer, trash included.
$350/mo + deposit. 6 month
lease. 419-786-9652, call or
text. 15c2
3 BDRM, 1 BATH, 2 CAR
GARAGE for rent in Payne.
$550 per month. Includes
water, sewer and garbage
pickup. Deposit, lease & ref.
required. No pets, no smok-
ing. 419-263-2442 or 419-
406-0029. 15p2
NICE 2 BDRM APTon ground
level. 1 mile West of Antwerp,
quiet country setting. Laundry
facility on site - included in rent.
260-385-8799. 14ctf
2 bdrm apt. in Paulding.
Total electric, W/D hook-up,
no pets. References re-
quired. 419-399-5461. 14p3
ROOMMATE TO SHARE
expenses, separate bath-
rooms, 419-263-2780. 12ctf
2 BDRM. APARTMENTS
FOR RENT in Paulding and
Defiance. Please call Jodi at
419-399-2419 for more de-
tails. 43ctf
NOW LEASING: ONE & TWO
BEDROOM APARTMENTS.
Deposit, lease, references,
credit, and background check
required. No pets allowed.
Please call Straley Apts. at
419-399-4444 or 419-399-
3721 for more information 2ctf
IN PAULDING - Whispering
Pines - 2 bdrm. Call 419-670-
4655 or 419-399-2419 47ctf
PAULDING STORAGE CEN-
TER: Now renting storage
units. Different sizes available.
Call 419-399-2419 for info.
18ctf
PAULDING MINI STORAGE
UNITS. Located at south side
of Paulding on US 127. Vari-
ous sizes. Please call 419-
399-4444 or 419-399-3721
20ctf
OWNER OPERATORS and
drivers! Dedicated routes:
Lima, OH to Chicago, IL.
CDL-A, 12 mo. Exp. Tabitha:
800-325-7884 Ext. 4 16p2
NEW LISTING - BEAUTIFUL
3 BDRM, 1 1 /2 BATH
RANCH HOME. Great loca-
tion, 735 Tom Tim Dr., near
school & park. Lg. backyard
overlooking pond & forest.
Home includes lg. eat-in
kitchen, lg. family room, living
room & den. $130,000. Call
419-576-7758 to tour. 51ktf
224 DALLAS ST., PAYNE.
1406 square feet, needs
work, good investment./ .7
acres. $12,000. 419-782-
0051. 15p3
4 ACRE WOODED LOT
NEAR Sherwood (14368 Rd.
232) $19,900, $1,000 down,
$199 mo., 6.5 acre lot near
Mark Center (12111 Won-
derly Rd. 121) $25,900, $500
down, $249 mo. 813-349-
0618. 14ctf
FOR SALE: 3 - LADIES
WINTER COATS, $25.00
each, size 2X, great shape!
(419)399-2188. 16f1
Home & Garden wall pic-
ture of a garden setting:
called Gateway to Enchant-
ment. $25, 22.5”x18.5” 419-
263-0134. 16k1
If interested in a FREE KJV
Bible or children’s story
Bible, please contact 419-
786-9309. We welcome loca-
tions interested in helping to
distribute Bibles. 16k1
Sauder Carolina Oak Ar-
moire - free, Sauder Abbey
Oak computer cabinet - free.
419-399-5954. 16k1
COINS, ANTIQUES, OLD
KNIVES, postcards, OLD
toys, jewelry, watches,
stamps, estates. Austin White
419-399-3353 16p6
OLD GROVER HILL
SCHOOL ITEMS - year-
books, class photos, letter
sweaters, etc. Call or text
419-506-1355. 16p2
FOR SALE
SERVICES
ANTIQUES
FOR RENT HOME FOR SALE
HOUSE FOR SALE
LOT FOR SALE
FREE ZONE
WANTED TO BUY
HELP WANTED
CLASSIFIEDS
CLASSIFIEDS
VAN WERT COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
WORKING MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR
Description: Supervise and work alongside a
full-time maintenance worker and seasonal main-
tenance crew. Part-time (25-30 hours per week),
possibly during any seven days of a week, de-
pending upon the schedule of fairground events.
Requirements:
Extended work load required approximately
two months before and one month after the an-
nual county fair.
Proven mechanical skill is required including
previous work experience in an outdoor envi-
ronment and successful work history with simi-
lar job requirements.
Maintenance, repair and construction of utilities,
buildings, signage and grounds.
Set-up, preparation, assistance, tear down and
storage of equipment and supplies for on-site
rental events.
Extensive outdoor physical work (Carpentry,
repair, painting, cleaning, etc.) requiring lifting,
climbing, walking and operating equipment.
Applications may be picked up at the Van Wert
County Fairgrounds ofce, 1055 S. Washington
St., Van Wert, OH 45891. Hours: Tues. 5–8 pm & Fri.
2–5 pm. Ofce phone: 419.238.9270. An applica-
tion may be downloaded or printed at vwlocal.
net/fair/app.pdf. All applications and resumes to
be submitted to the Fairgrounds ofce in person,
by mail or email to vwfair@bright.net. Applica-
tions accepted until the position is flled.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. The Van Wert County Fair-
grounds is an equal opportunity employer, and reserves the right to
reject any and all applications.
CHARTER BUS TOURS JAN. 10-26, 2014—FT. MYER
BEACH 4 SEATS LEFT. Deadline Dec. 12 Call
for detailed flier. Evelyn’s Excursions 419-737-2055,
877-771-4401, Ivah Lothamer 399-2386.
evelynsexcursions.com 15c2
TRAVEL
Decks • Fences • Gazebos
DECKS-N-PLACE
Defiance• 419-782-5514
Paulding• 419-399-2703
15804 St. Rt. 613
Paulding, OH 45879
Mark Holtsberry
TAZConstruction Services LLC
Tony Zartman
4376 Rd. 33, Payne, Ohio 45880
Ph. 419-263-2977
Customer Satisfaction Is Our Speciality
*Remodeling & New Construction
*Free Estimates
*Insured
1Co 10:31- whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
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827 Perry St.
Defiance, OH
Call 419-784-0828
Buckle Up * Drive Safely * Don’t Drink & Drive
Breakdown or
Mishap. Request
Gideon’s for all
your towing needs.
GIDEON’S
24/7 Towing
& Recovery
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Located 3 Miles South of
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LEGALS
continued frompg. 13A
unknown" and/or Ash-
lynn "last name un-
kown", Unknown heirs,
devisees, legatees, ex-
ecutors, executrixes, ad-
m i n i s t r a t o r s ,
administratrixes, as-
signees, unknown
spouse(s) of all heirs, de-
visees, legatees, execu-
tors, executrixes,
administrators, adminis-
tratrixes, assignees, and
Jane Doe, unknown
spouse of Kenneth Stall-
baum, unknown heirs,
devisees, legatees, ex-
ecutors, executrixes, ad-
m i n i s t r a t o r s ,
administratrixes, as-
signees, unknown
spouse(s) of all heirs, de-
visees, legatees, execu-
tors, executrixes,
administrators, adminis-
tratrixes, assignees and
John Doe, unknown
spouse of Sandra Suu
Welch and unknown
heirs, devisees, legatees,
executors, executrixes,
administrators, adminis-
tratrixes, assignees, un-
known spouse(s) of all
heirs, devisees, legatees,
executors, executrixes,
administrators, adminis-
tratrixes, assignees and
Jane Doe, unknown
spouse of Thais R. Stall-
baum be required to set
up any interest they may
have in said premises or
be forever barred, that
upon failure of said De-
fendants 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
Paulding County, Ohio,
to appraise, 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 prac-
tice act is given.
Said Defendants are re-
quired to answer within
twenty-eight days after
the publication. Said
Defendants will take no-
tice that you are required
to answer said Com-
plaint on or before the
15th day of January
2014 or judgment will
be rendered accordingly.
United States of Amer-
ica Plaintiff,
Stephen D. Miles
Vincent A. Lewis Attor-
neys for Plaintiff 15c3
18 W. Monument Av-
enue
Dayton, Ohio 45402
COUNTY : PAULDING
The following applica-
tions and/or verified
complaints were re-
ceived, and the follow-
ing draft, proposed and
final actions were is-
sued, by the Ohio Envi-
ronmental Protection
Agency (Ohio EPA)
last week. The complete
public notice including
additional instructions
for submitting com-
ments, requesting infor-
mation or a public
hearing, or filing an ap-
peal may be obtained at:
http://www.epa.ohio.go
v/actions.aspx or Hear-
ing Clerk, Ohio EPA,
50 W. Town St. P.O.
Box 1049, Columbus,
Ohio 43216. Ph: 614-
644-2129 email:
HClerk@epa.state.oh.us
FINAL ISSUANCE
OF RENEWAL OF
NPDES PERMIT
PAYNE WWTP
HARRISON TWP RD
55
PAYNE OH
ACTION DATE:
01/01/2014
RECEIVING WA-
TERS: FLATROCK-
CREEK
FACILITY DESCRIP-
TION: MUNICIPALITY
IDENTIFICATION
NO. : 2PA00019*ID
This final action not
preceded by proposed
action and is appealable
to ERAC. 16c1
COUNTY : PAULDING
The following applica-
tions and/or verified
complaints were re-
ceived, and the follow-
ing draft, proposed and
final actions were is-
sued, by the Ohio Envi-
ronmental Protection
Agency (Ohio EPA)
last week. The complete
public notice including
additional instructions
for submitting com-
ments, requesting infor-
mation or a public
hearing, or filing an ap-
peal may be obtained at:
http://www.epa.ohio.go
v/actions.aspx or Hear-
ing Clerk, Ohio EPA,
50 W. Town St. P.O.
Box 1049, Columbus,
Ohio 43216. Ph: 614-
644-2129 email:
HClerk@epa.state.oh.us
FINAL ISSUANCE
OF RENEWAL OF
NPDES PERMIT
ANTWERP WWTP
13744 RD 43
ANTWERP OH
ACTION DATE:
01/01/2014
RECEIVING WA-
TERS: NORTH
CREEK
FACILITY DESCRIP-
TION: MUNICIPAL-
ITY
IDENTIFICATION
NO. : 2PA00037*MD
This final action not
preceded by proposed
action and is appealable
to ERAC. 16c1
NOTICE OF
VOLUNTARY
DISSOLUTION OF
PRIMARY CARE
ASSOCIATES OF
PAULDING CO.,
INC.,
AN OHIO
CORPORATION
TO ALL CREDITORS
AND CLAIMANTS
OF PRIMARY CARE
ASSOCIATES OF
PAULDING CO., INC
Primary Care Associ-
ates of Paulding Co.,
Inc., an Ohio Corpora-
tion (The "Corpora-
tion") has dissolved.
You must present to the
corporation any claim
against the corporation,
including any claim by
a creditor or any claim
that is conditional, un-
matured, or contingent
upon the occurrence or
nonoccurrence of future
events, pursuant to the
following:
1. All claims shall be
presented in writing and
shall identify the
claimant and contain
sufficient information to
reasonably inform the
corporation of the sub-
stance of the claim.
2. The mailing address
to which the person
must send the claim is:
107 Buffalo Street
Antwerp, Ohio 45813
3. The deadline by
which the corporation
must receive the claim
is Sixty (60) days after
the date this notice is
given (the "Deadline").
The last giving of this
notice will be on De-
cember 18, 2013.
4. The claim will be
barred if the corporation
does not receive the
claim by the deadline.
The corporation may
make distributions to
other creditors or
claimants, including
distributions to share-
holder of the corpora-
tion, without further
notice to the claimant.
Dated: December 4,
2013 PRI MARY
CARE ASSOCIATES
OF PAULDING CO,
INC.
James H. Gray, D.O,
President 16c2
14A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Paulding County Progress - 15A
Integrity Ford
419-399-3766 OR 419-399-2555
Toll Free 888-346-8347
860 East Perry St. (St. Rt. 127 South) Paulding, Ohio
www.Integrityford.net
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