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VOL. 138 NO. 37 PAULDING, OHIO 419-399-4015

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Big changes for dog warden, EMA

By MELINDA KRICK PAULDING Paulding County dog warden Georgia Dysons final day on the job will be June 30 and assistant dog warden Ken Huckabaas last day will be May 31. As of July 1, the dog wardens office duties and dog shelter operations will be under the authority of the sheriffs office. The change is the result of a vote by county Commissioners Fred Pieper, Tony Zartman and Roy Klopfenstein on May 1. A press release issued by the commissioners later that morning stated, The commissioners are confident this change will promote efficiency and provide 24/7 service to the county residents. Dyson, Huckabaa and several supporters attended a press conference on Monday morning, which also was attended by Sheriff Jason Landers, media representatives and the commissioners. Pieper, as chairman of the commissioners, started the session, which lasted for more than an hour. He said that the board was making the move after months of consideration to better serve the needs of the community safely and with 24/7 service. They felt the best option was to transfer the operation to the sheriffs office, saying respect comes with the (deputys) uniform. Also, they noted a deputy has the power to cite someone for disorderly conduct and its important to citizens to have a quick response time. Nine other Ohio counties have the dog wardens office under the sheriffs department; none of them are in northwest Ohio.

www.progressnewspaper.org WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 2013 ONE DOLLAR By DENISE GEBERS Progress Staff Writer PAULDING Changes are afoot in the structure of two mandated county services. Both the dog warden and EMA director will soon be coming under the umbrella of the Sheriffs office, at the direction of the county commissioners. (For dog warden issues, see related story.) With regards to the Paulding County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), commissioners are urging members of the groups member municipalities to dissolve the countywide executive EMA board and allow the agency to be restructured under their direction. Current commissioners say there are supervision issues. They see the current boards oversight of the director as intermittent rather than ongoing and would like to see a change, according to a discussion Monday morning in their office. They would also like to see things done in what they called a timely fashion. Commissioner Tony Zartman said the commissioners have been approached by citizens and first responders about an ongoing situation, but refused to elaborate, saying he could not discuss what was said in executive session. We have our reasons for making a change, said Fred Pieper, chairman of the board of commissioners. He added that current director, Randy

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Shaffer, had expressed an interest in retiring. Zartman added that commissioners are currently in discussion with Shaffer on how to keep him positively involved until his retirement, but the matter has not been resolved. If there is any way we can get him to retirement without affecting the EMA response to the county, we will do that, he said. He added that they would like to retain Shaffer in an advisory capacity, He has a vast amount of knowledge. Commissioners, who indicated under their control the EMA director would be overseen by the sheriffs office, were unsure if the director would continue to be housed at the extension building or moved to the sheriffs office. It was noted the finances would become a supplement to the sheriffs budget. They said the EMA office would be reorganized under resolution and that the EMA director would become a county employee rather than one of an executive committee. Pieper said commissioners plan to attend meetings of each of the entities currently in the county EMA to talk about disbanding the agency. They hope to have the votes needed by the end of this month. If the commissioners dont get the required majority of See COUNTY EMA, page 2A

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Grief support meeting set
PAULDING A grief support group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at the Paulding United Methodist Church. Persons in times of grief and sorrow are invited to attend. The Rev. Ben Lowell and Pam Beck, RN, will give leadership to this sharing and supportive group. Please call the church office at 419-399-3591 if you would like to attend.

Dog warden Georgia Dyson explains her job duties during a press conference on Monday. The county commissioners are eliminating Dysons and assistant warden Ken Huckabaas positions and will transfer the dog wardens duties to the sheriffs office starting July 1. Plans call for the sheriff to hire a full-time deputy to assume dog warden duties, probably weekdays during the day shift. A part-time deputy will be assistant dog warden on weekends. Dyson wont be eligible for the full-time office because her husband already works for the sheriffs office and under state ethics law cannot supervise a spouse. Dyson, who currently is a reserve deputy, could apply for the part-time position, according to Sheriff Landers. The sheriff posted internally for a current deputy to transfer into the dog warden position. If no one shows interest, he will hire from outside the department. He said that after hours, the road deputies, if available, would have to respond to dog complaints. The dog warden would be called if necessary, but it would be overtime. Dyson has had to answer as many as 30 calls in one day. She has not had to euthanize a dog since last August. By her own admission, she See DOG WARDEN, page 2A

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Free community dinner tonight

GROVER HILL The Mt. Zion United Methodist Church will be hosting their free community dinner tonight, May 8, from 57 p.m. The menu is covered beef sandwiches and all the trimmings. The church is located on Road 151 outside of Grover Hill.

Two-vehicle crash on US24 claims Paulding man

CECIL On Sunday May 5, Paulding County suffered its fourth traffic fatality of the year. Dead is 72-year-old David Bakle of Paulding. The two-vehicle crash occurred at 1:09 p.m. on U.S. 24 and Road 115 in Emerald Township. U.S. 24 was shut down in both directions for about one hour. According to Sheriff Jason Landers, Bakle was driving a 2005 Chevy Silverado on Road 115 and failed to yield the right-of-way to a westbound 2004 Chrysler Town & Country driven by Corinne Ehrhart, 36, of Antwerp. Bakle was ejected upon impact and was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Joseph Kuhn.

Weather report

A summary of Aprils weather highs and lows, as recorded at Pauldings water treatment plant: Maximum temperature: 83 on April 10. Low temperature: 21 on April 2, 3, 4. Most rain in a 24-hour period: 1.95 inches on April 19. Total rainfall for the month: 6.47 inches. Wed like to thank Eric Cook of Payne for subscribing to the Progress!

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Ehrhart and her two passengers, Mallory Ehrhart, age 10, and Maclaron Ehrhart, age 4, sustained injuries. Maclaron was taken by Samaritan air ambulance to Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne. Corinne and Mallory were transported by Defiances Promedica Ground Unit to Parkview. The initial investigation shows all three occupants of the Ehrhart vehicle were properly restrained. Bakle was not wearing his safety belt at the time of the crash. The accident remains under investigation by the sheriffs office. Also assisting at the scene were Paulding Fire and EMS and Defiance and Van Wert post of Ohio State Highway Patrol.

NEW LIFE AT THE OLD JAIL Jeff Hollis from All Trades Restoration paints trim on his companys new building the old Paulding County Jail/ Sheriffs Office. This grand old building, which has been a part of Paulding County history since 1876, is getting a facelift and being restored.

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2A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, May 8, 2013

By BILL SHERRY Correspondent PAULDING On Monday, Paulding Village Council voted to terminate the county EMA agreement, approved several change orders for the new water plant and heard updates on a one-way street proposal, softball leagues and a building permit request. Commissioner Tony Zartman and Prosecutor Joe Burkard presented council with a proposal to change the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) from its original structure created at its inception in 1989. The change would involve terminating the 1989 structure of the EMA and setting up a new EMA structure under the control of the county sheriff. Council voted 4-2 in favor of terminating the 1989 contract and giv-

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ing Mayor Greg White the authority to sign for the villages acceptance of this termination. Councilmen Mike Trausch and Barbara Rife voted against the change. After the meeting, Rife commented, I voted no because I think we needed more information and I think all the county fire chiefs should have been in approval. And, it was noted that Gene Sheets, Cecil fire chief, was against the action. The action being taken of terminating the 1989 contract is the precursor of a new EMA being formed under the sheriffs office, but the legislation did not spell this out. It was stated that more than half of the Paulding County municipalities and townships have to vote to terminate the 1989 contract before moving on to the next step. Council approved village administrator Harry Wiebes Agenda by a vote of 5 to 1. Councilman Randy Daeger cast the no vote. The administrators agenda consisted of a change order with a list of 14 items described as miscellaneous items. This change order increases the original contract price of the water treatment plant and forcemain project by $65,376 from an original contract price of $9,614,000 to a total cost for the project of $9,907,302.22. The difference is the result of previously approved change orders 0 to 5 in the amount of $227,926.22. The street committee tabled the ordinance to make a portion of Jefferson Street a one-way street near the school for further study and will be making three more observations in order to obtain a greater understanding of the problem. Recreation committee chair Mike Trausch advised council that there has been some interest in 10 co-ed teams and three adult women leagues playing at Reservoir Park yet this year. The recreation committee hopes to get some solid commitments of teams and sponsors early in May. There was some indication that they may start playing as early as May 19. The recreation committee reviewed the possibility of the addition of a restroom at Reservoir Park, but recommended that the village not go forward with construction at this time due to the total cost of the project exceeding $50,000. Trausch told council that the wiffle ball field fence had been repaired and a new steel roof has been installed on the back shelter house.

A planning committee meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. on May 13 to discuss the building permit for the old Paulding-Putnam Electric property located on North Williams Street. Jack and Paul Grewal from Napoleon are interested in developing the former location into a convenience-store type of facility with food service Councilman Tom Diaz advised council that there are numerous properties in the village that already have tall grass. Mayor White informed council that he had been in discussion with the police chief regarding this situation. Mayor White told council that mayors court for the month of April netted $775. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 20.

OAKWOOD The Van Wert Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a two-vehicle traffic crash that occurred at 8:16 p.m. Friday, May 3. The crash occurred on Road 140 at the intersection of Road 191 about three miles northwest of Oakwood in Brown

Three injured in two-vehicle crash

Township. A 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Kacy Wagner, 30, Oakwood, was traveling southbound on Road 191. A 2003 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Benjamin Decker, 28, Defiance, was traveling eastbound on Road 140. Troopers said Wagner failed to stop for the posted stop sign at the intersection and as her vehicle continued into the intersection it was struck by Deckers vehicle. Wagner sustained serious injuries and was transported by Samaritan Life Flight to Parkview Hospital, Fort


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authorizations, they have the authority to withdraw from the current board and form their own. Then, they said, all the townships and villages would be responsible for forming their own emergency response plans and hiring their own directors. Essentially, this would force the political subdivisions to join the county anyway. Last week when asked about the matter, Sheriff Jason Landers said, I cannot be the EMA director by law. I do not want to be the EMA director. But I agreed that I can supervise the position. Tamara McBride, of the Ohio EMAs Internal/External Affairs Department, told the Progress that the ORC does not regulate the number of meetings an EMA executive board must have and its only requirement of the EMA director is to attend one of its two annual training courses. She was unaware of any difficulties with the Paulding County EMA. In an earlier conversation with the last remaining member of the original EMA executive board, Cecil Mayor Gene Sheets, he indicated the commissioners called special meetings of the EMA executive board April 17 and 26. They wanted to disband the board and take it over. They didnt give a clear reason, he said. Sheets said at the first meeting it was noted that such a vote must take place at a meeting that had been advertised. The second meeting was set and a notice was posted in the courthouse, according to Sheets. He said at the second meeting an oral vote was taken followed by a written vote. Two dissenting votes were cast. During this meeting it came to light that the board could not vote to disband itself, but a majority of the member entities would have to take this action. Sheets said the commissioners told the EMA board that they themselves would be pulling county money from the EMA should the board not disband. The commissioners confirmed this at the Monday morning meeting. Sheets, who is president of the executive board and also assistant chief of the Crane Township/Cecil Fire

A history of county EMA

By DENISE GEBERS A history: In 1989 as a cost saving measure, all 11 villages in the county plus all 12 townships were approached by the county to establish a countywide entity after the state required each to appoint an EMA director of its own or to join together into one body. The move was pitched as a way to prepare for accidents involving hazardous materials, natural disasters or civil defense emergencies. Its organization was to be comprised of five village or township leaders, a non-elected official appointed by the board and a commissioner. This group was to select a director who would answer to them. Membership in the EMA was described as not permanent. Any township or village was allowed to withdraw at the end of any year by giving written notice to the commissioners and the executive committee 90 days before that years end. But they would have to form their own EMA. After several meetings, going into the early months of 1990, leaders of these governmental units agreed to form a county EMA. Commissioners set aside $3,000 to which each township added $100 and villages submitted anywhere from $50 to $300 for operating expenses. An executive board was formed in February 1990 and they appointed their first director in March. He was also the director of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), another entity mandated by law that was previously in place. This group merged with the EMA for a smooth transition.) Department, said two of the commissioners were claiming that Shaffer wasnt doing his job, but he himself did not know of any problems. Because there had been no previous discussion of this proposed action, Sheets said he is angered by the move. He was not happy that the commissioners did not tell them what will happen should the EMA board be disbanded. I would like a better understanding of why they want to do this, myself, Sheets concluded. Id like people to get informed before this happens. Paulding Mayor Greg White is another EMA board member. Although he said he had no complaints with EMA under its current organization, he had no qualms about voting to dissolve the board. Im not concerned that emergency management will be any different that it was before, he said Tuesday morning. Paulding Council had voted Monday evening, 4-2, to pull from the county EMA so it can be restructured. I have all the faith in the world that the commissioners and sheriff can manage the EMA. I think its going in the right direction, White said. Councilman Mike Trausch does not share the mayors views. As one of the two dissenting voters, he told the Progress Tuesday morning that he felt the measure was ramrodded through. They werent forthcoming with facts and figures on what they have planned. They just had papers for us to sign to dissolve the board, he said. He said although he understands they want to make government more efficient, his questions concerning whether or not villages and townships pulling out would still have a say in EMA issues werent addressed. (For more information see Paulding Council story, Page 2) Attempts to reach other members of the board were unsuccessful. But Harrison Township Trustee Gary Benschneider, who is also a board member, had already signed the commissioners resolution to dissolve the board which was distributed Monday morning. Rick Noggle, disaster chairman of the Paulding County Chapter of the American Red Cross, seemed puzzled by the proposed change. I have a great working relationship with Randy, he said. I think he does a great job. He did a great job coordinating that disaster on US 24. Noggle had not heard any complaints about the current director. When contacted by the Progress, Shaffer confirmed retirement was an option for him as soon as December, but the commissioners had laid out retirement, resignation or firing as his options. He was unsure that the actions currently being taken by the commissioners are legal, stating that law does not exempt nor specify that the EMA director be under the auspices of the sheriff, but of either an EMA board or the commissioners. He was concerned about to whom the director would be responsible, the commissioners or the sheriff, as both are elected officials. Shaffer is not only in charge of the local EMA, but also the local LEPC and HAZMAT response team. Commissioners said it was coincidental that this matter, and that of the dog warden, is being handled at a time when a proposed amendment to Ohio House Bill 59, that would put both under the control of the sheriff, failed to make it out of committee.

Wayne. Decker was transported to Mercy Defiance Hospital, where he was treated and released. Wagners passenger, Brett Wagner, 30, Oakwood, sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene. The crash remains under investigation. Assistance at the scene was provided by the Paulding County Sheriffs Office, Oakwood Police Department, Oakwood Fire and EMS, Samaritan Life Flight, R&O Service and Integrity Auto Body.

Latta meets with constituents in Paulding Friday

PAULDING Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) will host a Paulding County Courthouse Conference from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Friday, May 10 at Paulding County Carnegie Library, 205 S. Main St., Paulding. DAY OF PRAYER EVENT Thirty-seven faithful met at the Courthouse Conferences gazebo on the Paulding County Courthouse lawn to hear scripprovide constituents the opporture and pray in honor of National Day of Prayer on Thursday, tunity to sit down with May 2. The little girl joining in prayer is Lucy Conley. Congressman Latta to discuss issues that are important to them, their families and comTo see more newsphotos munities. Congressman Lattas from our photographers go to district staff will also be in atwww.progressnewspaper.org. tendance to assist with caseYou can order prints and photo gifts work or issues regarding federof your favorite photos there too. al government agencies.

cern about continuing humane treatment of the dogs and seeing them rescued instead of euthanized. Landers praised Dysons abilities at dog rescue acknowledged the importance of her work on behalf of the shelter. Dyson said she expects the sheriffs office and commissioners to come to her with their questions. The sheriff was open to the idea of volunteers helping with rescues. Discussions have not taken place yet on logistics and how exactly the change will take place. The residents in attendance were persistent in questioning why the commissioners made their decision. Not only had no dogs been euthanized in the past nine months, but the office had stayed within its budget ($60,000); shelter calls are forwarded to her cell phone for response day or night; and she hired an assistant warden Jan. 1, when her budget finally allowed the expense. Also, the commissioners didnt do any cost analysis comparing current expenses versus the cost of having deputies handle the jobs. The sheriffs office has enough to do, commented Bob Duffey. Youre not showing a cost savings. Theres no need to change whats already working. The commissioners said that budgetary concerns are secondary in this situation, acknowledging that the cost may be the same or it may cost more. Their main concern, said Pieper, is serving the public. They also noted that they had received numerous complaints, but would not comment on whether the complaints were directed at Dyson or were about response or service. We will not comment on complaints because its a personnel issue, Pieper said. On further questioning, he said that the commissioners had tried to rectify the situation before making a decision. They began discussing alternatives in mid-February. The commissioners feel the dog warden position needs daily supervision, which will come from the sheriffs office. Currently, the board meets with Dyson once a week. Pieper added that the commissioners had absolutely made their decision and will not change their minds. Its not a decision reached lightly, said Zartman. It weighed heavily on our hearts. Were not necessarily comfortable with the decision but were sure its the right decision.

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spends countless hours at home, on her cell phone and on computer trying to find homes for dogs. By state law, dogs that are picked up without tags must be kept at least 14 days; dogs without tags must be kept a minimum of 72 hours. During the press conference, no one was able to answer who will set policy for how long dogs will be kept after July 1. Landers admitted hes not sure of what kind of resources the future dog warden will have available to pursue rescuing dogs. He said they may have to resort to state law. Several of those present, including Kathy Habern and Sue Rhodes, expressed con-

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From Progress Staff Reports PAULDING Paulding County Commissioners held a news conference on Monday to explain their decision to shift the dog wardens duties to the sheriffs office. This is to become effective on July 1. Paulding County dog warden Georgia Dyson, found out last Wednesday, May 1, about the transfer of duties and the subsequent loss of her position. She was told that it was for safety reasons. This did not make any sense to her as she is a certified peace officer and a member of the sheriffs office reserve as well. She is also an Afghan veteran and received extensive hand to hand combat training. So, it was quite puzzling to her as to why her safety was a big enough concern to warrant them to replace her with the sheriffs office. Dyson, who assumed the role of dog warden in December 2010 said, I have worked endless hours to ensure that I didnt have to put dogs down. I havent euthanized a dog since Aug. 21, 2012. Also since I took over I havent had to use any money from the general fund. I have had a carryover balance each year since I have been the chief dog warden. The dog shelter is funded by tags and license fees and by donations. Dyson said, My job does not end at 4 p.m. I have the dog wardens number forwarded to my cell phone after hours and I know they are getting round-the clock assistance. Dyson said that she would not be eligible to apply for the dog deputy duties as she is married to a deputy and they do not hire relatives. However, it was disclosed that Dyson could apply for a part-time position that will be created by the sheriffs office and it would cover weekends. Meanwhile, assistant dog warden Ken Huckabaa, who was hired Jan. 1, will be losing his position as well.

Dog warden loses job

Older Americans by the numbers

Older Americans Month: May 2013 A meeting with the National Council of Senior Citizens resulted in President John F. Kennedy designating May 1963 as Senior Citizens Month, encouraging the nation to pay tribute to older people across the country. In 1980, President Jimmy Carters proclamation changed the name to Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate those 65 and older through ceremonies, events and public recognition. 41.4 million The number of people who were 65 and older in the United States on July 1, 2011, up from 40.3 million on April 1, 2010 (Census Day). In 2011, this group accounted for 13.3 percent of the total population. 92.0 million Projected population of people 65 and older in 2060. People in this age group would comprise just over one in five U.S. residents at that time. Of this number, 18.2 million would be 85 or older. 2.4 million Projected number of baby boomers in 2060. At that time, the youngest baby boomers would be 96 years old. 2056 The year in which, for the first time, the population 65 and older would outnumber people younger than 18 in the U.S. Nearly 17% Projected percentage of the global population that would be 65 and older in 2050, up from 8 percent today. In 2005, Europe became the first major world region where the population 65 and older outnumbered those younger than 15. By 2050, it would be joined by Northern America (which includes Canada and the United States), Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and Oceania (which includes Australia and New Zealand). INCOME AND WEALTH $33,118 The 2011 median income of households with householders 65 and older, not significantly different from the previous year. 8.7% The percent of people 65 and older who were in poverty in 2011, statistically unchanged from 2010. There were 3.6 million seniors in poverty in 2011. $170,128 Median net worth for householders 65 and older in 2010, down from $195,890 in 2005. SERVING OUR NATION 9.2 million Estimated number of people 65 and older who were veterans of the armed forces in 2011. JOBS 16.1% The percentage of people 65 and older who were in the labor force in 2010, up from 12.1 percent in 1990. These older workers numbered 6.5 million in 2010, up from 3.8 million in 1990. By 2011, this rate had increased to 16.2 percent. 22.3% The percentage of people 65 and older in Alaska in the labor force in 2011. Labor force participation rates for people 65 years and over ranged from 22.3 percent in Alaska to 12.5 percent in West Virginia. 44.3% Among those 65 and older who worked in 2011, the percentage who worked full-time, year-round. Among states and equivalents, the District of Columbia had the highest rate, at 62.2 percent. EDUCATION 81.1% Proportion of people 65 and older in 2012 who had completed high school or higher education. 24.3% Percentage of the population 65 and older in 2012 who had earned a bachelors degree or higher. MARITAL STATUS AND LIVING ARRANGEMENTS 58% Percentage of people 65 and older who were married in 2012. 26% Percentage of people 65 and older in 2012 who were widowed. VOTING 70.3% Percentage of citizens 65 and older reporting casting a ballot in the 2008 presidential election. Not statistically different from those 45 to 64 (69.2 percent), people 65 and older had the high-

DON BUCHMAN 1959-2013 TUCSON, Ariz. Former Paulding resident, Donald Alan David Buchman, age 53, peacefully went to be with his Father in Heaven on Friday, May 3. Beside him, as she had been for the last 33 years, was his wife Johanna. Don was born Nov. 21, 1959 to Richard and Joan (McCarthy) Buchman. On April 19, 1980, he married his high school sweetheart, Johanna Marie Venglarcik. Don spent the last 14 years enjoying the warm weather in Tucson. Don was a founding member of LAMb International, a Christian missionary team that focuses on worldwide orphan and adoption issues. In his life, Don overcame many obstacles and challenges, leading his family by his faith. Don lived his life by following Proverbs 3:5 Trust the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Don and Johanna raised two sons, Adam (Jennifer) Buchman of Lewis Center and Paul (Adriana), Peoria, Ariz. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Haley, Danielle and David Alan Donald, of Lewis Center, Andre, Dylan, Bryan and Aidan of Peoria; his mother, Joan Buchman, Paulding; siblings, Anthony (Jane) Buchman, Paulding, Teresa (James) Gallup, Westerville,


Melanie (Dave) OBrien, Edgewood, Ky., Margaret Buchman, Fostoria, Laura (Scott) Brune, Fort Wayne, John Buchman, Paulding, and Joel (Andrew C. Reguindin) Buchman, Tucson. Don was preceded in death by his father, Richard Buchman and his faithful K-9 companion, Samson. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11 at Paulding Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be at a later date. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, May 10 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. In lieu of flowers, the family requests, donations be made to LAMb International or donated through the website www.lambinternational.org. Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.

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Flat Rock Creek Gas Engine, Steam and Tractor Club, Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Paulding, Paulding Knights of Columbus, Defiance AM VETS Post 1991, Pauldings VFW and Eagles and the Eagles in Defiance. He is survived by three children, Cheryl, Tim (Mary) Bakle of Linwood, Mich., and Jody (Greg) Good of Paulding; five grandchildren; nine brothers, Dan (Jan) Bakle of Defiance, Carl (Doris) Bakle of Haines City, Fla., Vince (Nori) Bakle of Fairborn, John (Sandy) Bakle of Haines City, Fla., Walt (Deb) Bakle of Paulding, Larry (Joyce) Bakle of Maumee, Gerry (Jean) Bakle of Paulding, Lee (Karen) Bakle of Paulding, and Glenn (Roni) Bakle of Paulding; and four sisters, Catherine (Calvin) Frank of Dayton, Rita (Tom) Diaz of Paulding, Margaret (John) Romoser of Deltona, Fla., and Julia (Jan) Shock of Kettering. A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, May 10, at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Oakwood, with Traci Koenig officiating. Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Paulding County Senior Center. Condolences can be expressed at www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com.

The Amish Cook

We are having cold, rainy weather again. Monday was nice and sunny so we could get the laundry all dried. We are out of coal so, hopefully, it wont get too cold yet. It looks like it will be a late spring. It is so different from the early spring we had last year. The rivers are overflowing. There are even a few snow flurries mixed in with the light rain and the temperature is at 35. Susan, Verena and Benjamin filled out applications for corn de-tasseling. We arent sure if Benjamin will be able to go. If he does he would have to wait until his 14th birthday which is July 14. He is really hoping he can go. This is always disappointing to Loretta, since she knows she wont be able to go next year. It would be way too much walking for her. She gets tired enough from the whole day in school. Last week we had Kevin fitted for braces (leg). He was very upset with it all and doesnt really understand about muscular dystrophy. It makes our hearts ache to think of their future. That is why it is so important that we let God be in control and try to accept His plan.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Paulding County Progress - 3A

By: Lovina Eicher

DAVID SLEEPY BAKLE 1941-2013 PAULDING David L. Sleepy Bakle, 72, of Paulding died at 1:18 p.m. Sunday, May 5 as a result of an accident at County Road 115 and U.S. 24 in Paulding County. He was born Jan. 25, 1941 in Defiance to the late Vaughn and Ottillia (Johanns) Bakle. David was retired from Johns Manville in Defiance. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of

Kevin likes to take protein shakes and tells us he is trying to not get MD. He always asks for vitamins so that he can stay strong, he says. He is such a young age and it is so hard for him to understand. He likes to bike and keeps asking us when we will bike with him to go to Jacob and Emmas house. He did bike the 4 miles there and back last summer. My daily prayer is to stay strong and help them accept what is Gods plan in their life. There are a lot of children in this world with problems so much worse than MD. That makes us think of how many blessings we do have. Our neighbor, Joe, and his friend, helped my husband, Joe, put up two swings from the big oak tree branches. The ropes had tore on the old swings and Loretta kept asking if we could get new rope. She loves to sit out there and swing when the other children are biking or playing ball. Our neighbor, Joe, lives right beside us and his 85year-old grandmother, Irene, lives across the road. They are both very helpful neighbors. Irene is still very active and does all her housework, mowing and has a garden. In the middle of the winter

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est turnout rate of any age group. HOMEOWNERSHIP 80.7% Percentage of householders 65 and older who owned their homes as of fourth quarter 2012. CENTENARIANS 53,364 The number of people 100 years old and older counted by the 2010 Census. 20.7 For every 100 centenarian women, the number of centenarian men in 2010. 43.5% In 2010, percentage of centenarian men who lived with others in a household, the most common living arrangement for this group. For their female counterparts, the most common living arrangement was residing in a nursing home (35.2 percent). 3.29 Number of centenarians per 10,000 people in North Dakota in 2010. North Dakota was the only state with more than three centenarians per 10,000 people. STATES AND COUNTIES 17.6% Percentage of Floridas population 65 and older in 2011 which led all states. 45.5% Percentage of the population of Sumter County, Fla., that was 65 or older in 2011, which led all of the nations counties.

Monday, May 13 Grief and healing concert VAN WERT There will be a Grief and Healing concert at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 13, at the Trinity Friends Church. Alan Pederson, bereaved father, will play and speak for the Compassionate Friends Van Wert Chapter. The church is located at 605 N. Franklin St. in Van Wert. Tuesday, May 14 Grief support group PAULDING A grief support group will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, at the Paulding United Methodist Church. Persons with grief and sorrow are invited to attend. The Rev. Ben Lowell and Pam Beck R.N. will lead the group. Those who want to attend may call the church at 419-399-3591. Church Corner listings are free. If your church is having any special services or programs, please call the Paulding County Progress at 419-399-4015 or email us your information at progress@progressnewspaper.org The Paulding County Progress posts obituaries daily as we receive them. Check our Web site at www.progressnewspaper.org and click on For the Record.

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Civil Docket: Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance vs. Robin Thiel, Paulding. Money only, matter stayed in bankruptcy. William S. Bricker DDS, Inc., Antwerp vs. James Calhoun, Antwerp and Martina Calhoun, Antwerp. Small claims, satisfied. Paulding County Board of Health, Paulding vs. George W. Goings, Latty and Wesley Goings, Latty. Other action, dismissed. Paulding Collection Services, Paulding vs. Robert Cupp, Defiance. Small claims, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum of $863.29. Paulding Collection Services, Paulding vs. Tim Schroeder, Paulding. Small claims, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum of $2,268.60. Paulding Collection Services, Paulding vs. Candy Elston, Delphos. Small claims, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum of $215.13. Paulding Collection Services, Paulding vs. Melissa Elston, Paulding. Small claims, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum of $1,391.58. Defiance Radiologist Association, Ottawa Hills vs. Nathan S. Brown, Oakwood and Amber Brown, Oakwood. Other action, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum of $342. Criminal Docket: Jeremy Stokes, Oakwood, passing bad check; $100 fine, $409.67 costs. Marilyn K. Routt, Van Wert, passing bad check; case dismissed per State with $189.71 costs, two days jail. Bonnie McClure, Defiance, passing bad check; case dismissed per State with $96.50 costs. Melissa Escalera, Cecil, rabies quarantine; case dismissed per State. Lori McHugh, Paulding, failure to register dog; $25 ACCIDENT REPORTS Saturday, April 27 5:01 p.m. Wade W. Carnahan, 19, of Defiance was cited for failure to control following a single-vehicle crash on Ohio 637 west of Ohio 66 in Auglaize Township. Reports say he was west bound in a 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer when he attempted to pass an unidentified vehicle, veered off the left, overcorrected going off the right, overcorrecting again to go off the left again spinning sideways while jumping a ditch. Damage was minor to the car. Carnahan escaped injury. INCIDENT REPORTS Thursday, April 25 11:31 a.m. Deputies investigated a suspicious vehicle on Road 117 in Latty Township. 12:15 p.m. Paulding Exempted Village Schools reported threats by a resident of the county. 3:21 p.m. Telephone harassment was reported from Road 24 in Benton Township. 5:05 p.m. Complaint of telephone harassment came in from Payne. 9:04 p.m. Deputies were called to a car/deer mishap on Ohio 114 at US 127. Friday, April 26 1:33 a.m. Assistance was provided to Paulding police.

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Robert Noneman, dba Five Star, Paulding; resale of collectibles. DeziaRae Schlegel, dba Thrift-e-Bay, Antwerp; used merchandise. Jamie Varner, dba Varner Automotive, Paulding; used car dealer. Jennifer Cluts, dba Jen Cluts Photography LLC, Payne; photography. Eve Newlands, dba Angel Press, Cloverdale; personalized cards/calendars. Birdstone Inc., dba Three Brothers Restaurant & Pub, Paulding; restaurant. Kevin G. Smith, dba Von Schmit German Shepherds, Antwerp; dogs. Stanley A. Sinn, dba Southside Retail Center LLC, Paulding; used car dealer.

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Dear Editor, Would you like to purchase a Paulding County Cemetery Inscription book (1986) or the Paulding County Birth Book 19301975? In response to a number of inquiries, the Paulding County Chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society is currently taking orders to do reprints of both books. A minimum of 26 pre-sold books is required to keep each publication cost effective. For more information on ordering these books or any PCCOGS books in stock, contact Marilyn Smith at 419/399-4663 or e-mail: mjsmith123@windstream.net with PCCOGS BOOKS in the subject line. Mail your request to PCCOGS, c/o Marilyn Smith, 205 S. Main Street, Paulding, Ohio, 45879. Over 50 volunteers took on the task to compile the Paulding County Cemetery Inscription book which lists every visible grave marker in all 79 known cemeteries in Paulding County from the beginning up to publication in 1986. This book is nearly 2 inches thick, containing an historical accounting of Paulding Countys deceased. Karen Sanders, PCCOGS media correspondent

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fine, $388 costs. Lori McHugh, Paulding, failure to confine; $25 fine. Cierra L. Ziegler, Walbridge, underage alcohol; dismissed per State. Joshua T. Lipps, Antwerp, theft; $200 fine, $126 costs, 180 days jail suspended; no contact with victim, 20 hours community service, complete Third Millennium class, report to Job Center and seek employment. Jeffrey S. Holt, Paulding, passing bad check; $100 fine, $99 costs, pay all by June 12 or appear in Court, 30 days jail suspended. Kenneth D. Potter, Paulding, manufacture of drugs; preliminary hearing waived, matter transferred to docket of Common Pleas Court. Kenneth D. Potter, Paulding, possess chemicals for the manufacture of drugs; bound over to Common Pleas Court. Kenneth D. Potter, Paulding, endanger child; bound over to Common Pleas Court. Traffic Docket: Paul W. Richter, Perrysburg, 67/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs, pay all by June 12 or appear; pretrial conference vacated. Bennita Hines Murphy, Redford Township, Mich., 83/65 speed; $43 fine, $82 costs. Edwin H. Clifford, Columbia City, Ind., seat belt; $30 fine, $52 costs. Jason P. Black, Gibsonburg, seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs. Jacqueline Wilson, Fort Wayne, 90/65 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs. Randy Frankhouser, Lima, tinted windows; $68 fine, $80 costs. John M. Skiver II, Antwerp, failure to reinstate; $25 fine, $87 costs, pay by June 12 or appear. Denise N. McCormick, Monroe, Mich., 83/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs. Michael C. Hittle, No-

blesville, Ind., 87/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs. Nathan C. Dvorak, OFallon, Mo., seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs. Kenneth J. Meyers, Jenison, Mich., stop sign; $53 fine, $80 costs. Michael L. Stoia, Camby, Ind., 79/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs. James Leighton Young, Cecil, seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs. Nathaniel Paul Pennington, Northwood, 75/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs. Kyle A. Johnson, Dayton, 69/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs. Jeffery Schroeder, Lebanon, 66/55 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs. Latoya D. Johnstone, Akron, 89/65 speed; $63 fine, $85 costs. Jamie N. Wolf, Southington, 82/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs. Ava L. Worline, Indianapolis, 75/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs. Jonathon W. Ankney, Oakwood, 66/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs. Mary Ann Edwards, Paulding, 66/55 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs. Jason I. Priest, Cloverdale, 67/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs. John Myles Churchill, Windsor, Ont., 65/55 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs. Chese Michelle Childers, Fort Wayne, 77/65 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs. Nicholas Allen Lloyd, Stryker, stops sign; $53 fine, $80 costs. Jeffery S. Lesinski, Wauseon, 83/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs. Troy Michael Householder, Springboro, Pa., 64/55 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs. Francis D. Aldred, Paulding, 74/55 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs. Sergio M. Lara, Phoenix, Ariz., 65/55 speed; $33 fine, Ohio 637 in Auglaize Township. 2:10 p.m. A Grover Hill resident came on station about telephone harassment. 2:40 p.m. An incident in Grover Hill village was called in. 3:39 p.m. Deputies assisted with an unwanted person on Road 153 in Emerald Township. 6:03 p.m. Threats was the complaint from Haviland. 7:25 p.m. Identification theft from a debit card was reported from Road 424 in Carryall Township. 7:29 p.m. Theft from a porch on Bowman Road in Jackson Township was investigated. 7:50 p.m. A juvenile matter was handled on Ohio 66 in Brown Township. Tuesday, April 30 1:18 a.m. Deputies documented an accident on Ohio 637 in Auglaize Township. No further information was available. 9:19 a.m. Multiple sale of firearms was recorded at an Antwerp business. 9:34 a.m. Juvenile matter was handled on US 127 in Blue Creek Township. 12:21 p.m. A missing adult was reported from Road 115 in Emerald Township. 4:30 p.m. Van Wert County Sheriffs office advised of possible domestic violence on US 127 in Jackson Township. 8:33 p.m. Juvenile matter was handled on Ohio 66 in Brown Township. Wednesday, May 1 1:12 a.m. A suspicious vehicle was reported from Ohio 637 in Auglaize Township. 4:35 p.m. A deputy met with a Defiance County deputy in Auglaize Township to arrest a subject. 8:07 p.m. A Cecil resident reported their neighbor was firing shots. 9:54 p.m. Possible child abuse was reported from Washington Township. 9:55 p.m. Theft of pills from a house on Road 45 in Carryall Township was investigated.

$80 costs. Jeremy M. Varner, Defiance, 66/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs. Richard D. Colwell, Deshler, improper backing; $53 fine, $77 costs. Gagandeep Hudal, Brampton, Ont., 66/55 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs. Victor O. Okafor, Ypsilanti, Mich., 74/65 speed; $100 fine, $95 costs, pay by June 12 or appear. David A. Hanke, Joliet, Ill., no tail lights; $150 fine, $109.71 costs. Abel Plutarzo Gutierrez, Pharr, Texas, 73/55 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs. Sheila Kay Lewis, Woodburn, 35/20 speed; $150 fine, $95 costs. Darrell Sutthery, Vineland, Ont., seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs. Bethany R. Colley, Wapakoneta, 65/55 speed; $48 fine, $80 costs. Harry F. Garman, Zionsville, Ind., 68/55 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs. Charles A. Jermont, Tallmadge, 68/55 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs. Gretl J. Schlatter, Paulding, 75/55 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs. Krista M. Cape, Edgerton, Ohio, 76/55 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs. Jill A. Coppersmith, Fishers, Ind., 83/65 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs. John A. Parsons, Cleveland, 83/65 speed; $63 fine, $77 costs. Jessica A. Davis, Fort Wayne, 81/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs. Diana L. Overmyer, Antwerp, seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs. Carrie Williams, Payne, 67/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs. Savannah L. Young, Celina, seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs. Caroline M. Wolfe, Holland, failure to yield for emergency vehicle; $73 fine, $80 costs. Thursday, May 2 3:59 a.m. Deputies assisted with an unwanted subject in Payne. 7:35 a.m. A suspicious vehicle was seen near the junction of the Little and Big Auglaize rivers in Brown Township. 8:53 a.m. Theft complaint was lodged from Ohio 637 in Emerald Township. 12:07 p.m. A domestic disturbance was looked into on Road 175 in Auglaize Town-

Paula J. Fairchild, Hicksville, stop sign; $53 fine, $77 costs. Eric D. Hindes, Sherwood, wrongful entrustment; $250 fine, $87 costs; defendants vehicle to be released upon payment of storage and towing charges to an insured and licensed driver. Joseph W. Burkley, Paulding, seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs. Joseph L. Eberwein, Port Arthur, Texas, 65/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs, pay by June 12 or appear, pretrial conference vacated. Amira Tranese Mathiea, Lafayette, Ind., seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs. Harmandeep S. Gill, Brampton, Ont., 65/55 speed; $33 fine, $85 costs. Mihai Martin, Detroit, 65/55 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs. Wagas Ahmad, Kitchener, Ont., 66/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs. Arturo M. Cano, Fort Worth, 65/55 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs. Akwasi A. Frimpong, Brampton, Ont., 65/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs. Hardeep S. Biral, Brampton, Ont., 64/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs. Jaswinder Singh, Mississauea, Ont., 64/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs. Cynthia S. Helle, Paulding, 66/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs. Eli G. Cook, Payne, seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs. Jennifer S. Manz, Paulding, 70/55 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs. Tationna T. Arnola, Toledo, 77/65 speed; $33 fine, $85 costs. Jaycob A. Masrt, Fort Wayne, 75/65 speed; $30 fine, $83 costs. Kamaljits Sandhu, Cambridge, Ont., 65/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs. Angela M. Lewandowski, Toledo, 84/65 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs. ship. 1:11 p.m. A car/mower mishap on Road 178 in Auglaize Township was documented. 7:16 p.m. A hit and run accident on Road 151 in Washington Township was reported. 9:03 p.m. Payne Fire and EMS responded to a motor vehicle on Road 1 in Harrison Township. A transport was made. No further information was available.

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9:11 p.m. A car/deer collision was documented on Airport Road in Jackson Township. 10:31 p.m. Attempted theft of a pet from Ohio 500 in Paulding Township was reported. 10:38 p.m. An animal complaint was investigated on Road 105 in Crane Township. Saturday, April 27 1 a.m. Paulding first responders were told to disregard following a house fire call on Road 137 in Jackson Township. 1:40 p.m. Report of a missing juvenile from Road 71 in Paulding Township came in. The child was found by a family member. 7:41 p.m. Paulding County Hospital ER staff reported a subject with burns from a gun misfire. 10:01 p.m. An Oakwood fire unit was on the scene of a siding fire for over 30 minutes in the village. The EMS stood by. Sunday, April 28 12:23 a.m. Deputies were called to Payne for a fight. 12:28 a.m. Domestic problems were reported from Ohio 613 in Jackson Township. An EMS was called to the scene. 12:30 a.m. Complaint of a neighbor being loud came in from Payne. 1:01 a.m. Suspicious vehicle complaint came in from Melrose. 1:58 a.m. Two deputies assisted the OSHP with a foot pursuit near the intersection of Ohio 637 and Road 169 in Auglaize Township. The matter took less than 30 minutes. 12:24 p.m. A deputy assisted the Antwerp police with an assault complaint. They were on the scene 10 minutes. 7:25 p.m. A subject came on station to report an incident in Payne. Monday, April 29 11:37 p.m. Texting complaint was handled by deputies on station. 12:42 p.m. Theft from a home was investigated on

Austin J. Bowers, Antwerp, failure to yield right of way; $115 fine and costs. Betty J. Huston, Defiance, speed; $110 fine and costs. Tiffany D. Nelson, Paulding, failure to yield; $110 fine and costs. Christopher M. Stemen, Paulding, assured clear distance; $110 fine and costs. Susan K. Stouffer, Paulding, improper backing; $110 fine and costs.

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Business News Rurban Financial Corp. announces new name and trading symbol
DEFIANCE Rurban Financial Corp., a diversified financial services company providing full-service community banking, wealth management and item processing services, has announced the official name change of the company and a rebranding of its banking subsidiary, The State Bank and Trust Company. The name of the parent company is now SB Financial Group and the bank is being rebranded as State Bank. All business lines and functions will be consolidated under the State Bank brand, and can be accessed through an updated website: www.YourStateBank.com. The website will provide customers with access to their banking and wealth management accounts, as well as provide a portal for shareholders to obtain investor information. Mark A. Klein, president and CEO of SB Financial Group and State Bank, stated, With

this move, we are aligning the identity of our bank and parent company under one name and one logo, which should enhance the reputation of both. The many products and services we already offer can now be viewed more easily as belonging to one company with a consistent vision based on high-quality products and a passion for customer service.

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vs. Nutri Plus, address not listed and Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation, Columbus. Workers comFifth Third Mortgage Jef- pensation, settled and disfery T. Chapman and his un- missed with prejudice. known spouse if any, Schmidt Mortgage ComPaulding and Chelsea M. pany, Rocky River vs. Shawn Urban, and her unknown M. Hurd and his unknown spouse if any, Paulding and spouse if any, Haviland and unknown tenants, Paulding First Federal Bank of the and Citifinancial Inc., Fort Midwest, Defiance and Ohio Mill, S.C. and Paulding Neighborhood Finance Inc., County Treasurer, Paulding. Cleveland and Ottawa Oil Foreclosures. Company Inc., Ottawa and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Paulding County Treasurer, Fort Mill, S.C. vs. Kenneth E. Paulding and Katie Ann Hodges, Defiance and Klopfenstein, Haviland. ForeMichelle M. Hodges, Defi- closures, dismissed without ance and Paulding County prejudice. Treasurer, Paulding. ForecloPaulding County Treasurer, sures. Paulding vs. Daniel A. GumPatricia A. Smith, Antwerp bert and his unknown spouse vs. Donald L. Smith, Wood- if any, New Haven and Ohio burn. Civil stalking protec- Bureau of Workers Compention order. sation, Columbus. ForecloCharles Ames, Oakwood sure of real property tax, vs. Charlie Smith, Elkhart, dismissed without prejudice. Ind. Declaratory judgment. First Federal Bank of the Civil Docket Concluded Midwest, Defiance vs. Sean Kurt J. Gremling, Cecil vs. W. Sprouse and his unknown Jacqueline K. Gremling, spouse if any, Oakwood and Antwerp. Divorce granted. April L. Sprouse and her unDavid L. Bleeke, Paulding known spouse if any, Oakvs. Melissa A. Bleeke, Will- wood and Paulding County shire. Divorce granted. Commissioners, Paulding and Jessica Sheedy, Payne vs. Paulding County Treasurer, Dean Sheedy, Antwerp. Di- Paulding and Capital One vorce granted. Bank (USA) N.A., ColumKelly R. Price, Payne vs. bus. Foreclosures, dismissed Chad R. Price, Paulding. Di- without prejudice. vorce granted. USA, acting through the Kristy L. Adams, Oakwood Rural Development, USDA, vs. Jeffery E. Adams, Scott. Columbus vs. Michael H. Divorce dismissed. Gonzales and his unknown In the matter of: Amy spouse if any, Paulding and Yates, Defiance and Joseph Paulding County Treasurer, Perry Yates, Oakwood. Dis- Paulding. Foreclosures, Shersolution of marriage granted. iffs sale confirmed and proIn the matter of: Brad F. ceeds distributed. Kauser, Paulding and Kendra JPMorgan Chase Bank, L. Kauser, Paulding. Dissolu- N.A., Columbus vs. Rosa M. tion of marriage granted. West, Jacksonville, Fla. and In the matter of: Kenneth F. Jackie Cox, Jacksonville, Fla. Keating, Antwerp and and Paulding County TreasMelodie K. Keating, Fort urer, Paulding. Foreclosures, Wayne. Dissolution of mar- Sheriffs sale confirmed and riage granted. proceeds distributed. In the matter of: Louis A. The Huntington National Wannemacher, Payne and Bank, Columbus vs. Dennie Nicole E. Wannemacher, L. Skeens, Antwerp and Payne. Dissolution of mar- Paula J. Skeens, Antwerp and riage granted. Walter E. Womack, Antwerp Scott Chlebek, Defiance and Margaret A. Womack, vs. Barry G. Lupien, Bryan. Antwerp and Craig E. WomPersonal injury, notice of dis- ack, Antwerp and Elaine S. missal filed. Pendergrast, Antwerp and Joshua Boroff, Van Wert Paulding County Treasurer, vs. Gary Sinn, dba Nutri Plus, Paulding. Foreclosures, SherHaviland and Kurt Sinn, dba iffs sale confirmed and proNutri Plus, Haviland and ceeds distributed. Ohio Bureau of Workers Paulding County Treasurer, Compensation, Columbus. Paulding vs. Samuel S. Rue, Workers compensation, set- Oakwood and Stacey M. tled and dismissed with prej- King, aka Rue, Oakwood and udice. Citifinancial Inc., Defiance Joshua Boroff, Van Wert and Ohio Department of TaxThe term et al. refers to and others; et vir., and husband; et ux., and wife.

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ACCIDENT REPORTS Thursday, April 25 6:29 p.m. Zachary D. Harshman, 20, of Paulding was cited for failure to yield following a two-vehicle collision on West Wayne Street. Reports say he was backing from a drive, not seeing a 1986 Suzuki GS 450 motorcycle operated by Kyle D. Carlisle, 26, of Paulding, and backed into it. Damage to Harshmans 1994 Ford Ranger pickup was minor, while the cycle was disabled. Neither driver was injured. INCIDENT REPORTS Thursday, April 18 12:55 p.m. Officers were requested for an incident at Paulding Elementary School. The matter was turned over to the Sheriffs office. Wednesday, April 24 8:55 a.m. Assistance was provided Job and Family Services with a call at Partridge Place. 10:30 a.m. Maramart requested officers because a vehicle struck their building. Thursday, April 25 7:30 a.m. A backing mishap on Baldwin Avenue was documented. 12:33 p.m. Report of animal cruelty came in from Lincoln Avenue. 6:27 p.m. Complaint of a four-wheeler driving on the streets was investigated. A verbal warning was made. Friday, April 26 12:54 a.m. Officers assisted the OSHP with a traffic stop at the intersection of Williams and Jackson streets and a subsequent BAC test. 9 a.m. The department received a copy of a letter to a West Garfield Avenue resident advising no criminal charges would be filed against the Paulding Ex-

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ation, Columbus. Foreclosure of real property tax, Sheriffs sale confirmed and proceeds distributed. JPMorgan Chase Bank, Columbus vs. Hilliard McCloud, Defiance and Melissa McCloud, Defiance and Paulding County Commissioners, Paulding and Paulding County Treasurer, Paulding. Foreclosures, Sheriffs sale confirmed and proceeds distributed. Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC, Norfolk, Va. vs. Santina Arellano, aka Marinelli, Oakwood. Money only, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum of $3,895.72 plus interest and costs. Marriage Licenses Steven Michael Shull, 28, Antwerp, quality control and Nicole Rian Smith, 25, Antwerp, quality control. Parents are Timothy Shull and Kathy Hetz; and Lonnie Smith and Catherine Spacht. Jason Dean Klingler, 31, Oakwood, service technician and Sara Alice Tope, 26, Oakwood, graphic designer. Parents are Thomas Klingler and Lisa Wilson; and Lonnie Tope, dec. and Judith Tope. Scott Alan Danner, 42, Payne, sales and Annette Marie Shepherd, 40, Payne, CSR. Parents are David Danner and Marie Patterson; and Robert Burkley and Rita Molitor. Kenneth Ray Lewis, 40, Oakwood, contractor owner and Cannina Fay Pumphrey, 36, Cecil, homemaker. Parents are Larry Lewis and Betty Killian; and James Pumphrey and Donna Hall. Administration Docket In the Estate of Richard L. Cottrell, last will and testament filed. Criminal Docket Melissa J. Coe, 28, of Antwerp, had charges of burglary (F4) against her dismissed with prejudice on April 26 upon a motion of State. Tonya Hissong, 26, of Fort Wayne, will be sentenced June 3 for possession of drugs (F5) following a recent court appearance. She changed her plea to the charge to guilty, waived extradition and was released on her own recognizance on the conditions that she has no arrests, enter Transitions for Women program in Fort Wayne with signed releases to confirm to the Court her participation. No release will be made until her pre-sentence interview is complete. Tuesday, April 30 12:22 a.m. Suspicious vehicle complaint on North Dix Street was deemed unfounded. 8:29 a.m. An unwanted subject was reported on Road 103. 9:58 a.m. A backing accident at Valero was handled. 11:41 a.m. Crime Stoppers relayed a tip they had received. It was deemed unfounded. 4:54 p.m. Officers investigated a family disturbance involving a juvenile on West Perry Street. 8:30 p.m. A dog matter, barking nearly six hours in the Johnson Road area, was turned over to the dog warden. 9:30 p.m. Two cars were reportedly chasing one another in the area of North Walnut Street. Officers were unable to locate the pair. 10:20 p.m. A subject came on station to report an assault. Wednesday, May 1 1:47 a.m. Neighbor problem on North Williams Street was unfounded. 2:50 p.m. Unauthorized use of a vehicle was reported from South Cherry Street. 4:21 p.m. A North Summit Street resident told officers of harassment by text. Both subjects involved were warned. 5:20 p.m. Officers were called to a North Williams Street location to photograph damage inflicted by a vehicle owner when it was repossessed. Charges are pending. Thursday, May 2 6:25 p.m. Harassing texts were reported from Emerald Road. Friday, May 3 2:04 a.m. Suspicious activity on North Main Street was deemed unfounded.

James R. Jewell, 30, of Grover Hill was arraigned April 25 following indictment for nonsupport of dependents (F5). He entered a guilty plea. Court dates were set for a June 3 pretrial conference and a July 7 jury trial. He waived extradition and was released on his own recognizance on the conditions of no arrests, seek employment, and comply with drug and alcohol restrictions. Bruce M. Thomas, 57, of Defiance, was arraigned April 25 following indictment for two counts permitting drug abuse (F2). He entered a not guilty plea. A pretrial conference was scheduled for June 3 with a July 2 jury trial date. He waived extradition and was released on his own recognizance on the conditions of no arrests and no contact with a male subject. Scott J. Meyer, 23, of Paulding, was arraigned April 25 following indictment alleging possession of heroin (F5). He entered a not guilty plea, had a June 3 pretrial conference set and a July 2 jury trial date. He waived extradition and was released on his own recognizance on the conditions of no arrests and comply with drug and alcohol restrictions. Andrew D. Hughes, 32, of Antwerp had a warrant on indictment issued for his arrest when paper work could not be served on him following his indictment alleging nonsupport of dependents (F5). Eric R. Schmidt, 26, address unavailable, had his motion for judicial release from prison granted April 2. The remainder of his 34-month sentence was suspended. He was ordered to serve four years community control sanctions on standard conditions plus he enter the WORTH Center program and any aftercare required, comply with drug and alcohol restrictions, submit to random tests, seek and maintain employment, abide by 10 p.m. curfew and pay $1,305.30 costs. He had been sentenced to two 17month prison terms in October 2011 after being found guilty of violation of sex offender registration (F4) and attempted escape (F4). Nicole M. Fisher, 32, address unavailable, had her community control sanctions revoked recently. She was ordered to serve a stated prison term of 11 months in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction for receiving stolen property (F5).

In My Opinion

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Paulding County Progress - 5A

The Bodys

There were four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that, because it was Everybodys job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldnt do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody for Nancy what Anybody could have done. Whitaker From the time we are young until we die, there is always something that should be done, shouldnt be done, could be done, may get done or will get done. When we are young, we depend on our parents to feed us, clothe us, educated us and support us. That is what our parents do. When we start school and all throughout our school years, we have our teachers to guide us, teach us and prepare us for our venture into adult life. That is what schools and teachers do. Sometimes, parents do forget. Perhaps one of them forgets to give their child lunch money, thinking the other one did gave it to them. However, it may wind up that nobody has given you lunch money and you go hungry. Have you ever served on a committee and knew exactly what you were supposed to do? Did you have a certain responsibility on a committee? A lot of churches hold big dinners, there are county fairs, festivals revival services, proms, baseball games and banquets. If any event is to be a success, those involved should do their part to ensure things go off as planned with few glitches. We all play a part in this saga called life. Every cog in the wheel needs to work together to get things accomplished. It makes no difference what your name is when it comes to getting things done. You can be Everybody, Somebody, Anybody or Nobody as long as all those Bodys work together. Nancy Whitaker is a staff writer for the Paulding County Progress. The opinions stated are those of the writer, and do not necessarily reflect that of the newspaper.

In My Opinion

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empted Village School Board in response to a letter. No further information was available. 1:58 p.m. A Holgate resident told officers they had received inappropriate texts from a local subject, who was warned. The complainant later called to say there had been a case of mistaken identity. 5:30 p.m. Violation of a no contact order in Hopkins Alley was documented. 7:50 p.m. Theft of two bikes and a mower from South Cherry Street was reported. 9 p.m. Officers were called to handle a family disturbance on Nancy Street. Saturday, April 27 8:18 p.m. Threats made by one child to another resulted in two subjects coming on station to discuss the matter. Sunday, April 28 5:44 a.m. Harassing texts were reported from North Dix Street. 12:28 p.m. Officers were called to Bryans Alley to investigate harassing texts. 9:05 p.m. Threats were reported from Country View Drive. 9:21 p.m. Unruly juvenile complaint was made from West Jackson Street. 11:11 p.m. Request for no contact was made from West Jackson Street. Both parties were notified. Monday, April 29 10:55 a.m. A Helen Street resident said a black lab was loose in the neighborhood, growling at people. The matter was turned over to the dog warden. 3:15 p.m. A sideswipe accident in the exit driveway at Dairy Queen was documented.

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Information is available at the Paulding County Economic Development Office at 101 East Perry St., in Paulding. Monthly there are classes given at no charge for small business owners and wannabe owners. If you are an entrepreneur and want to know how to write a business plan and make financial projects these free classes are for you. The seminars are scheduled monthly and last about two hours each. The instructor is Merry Beavers from the Small Business Development Center from Defiance. Call 419-399-8282 for the next class to be held.

What is Venturing? Venturing is part of the Boy Scouts of America and is for young men and women ages 14 through 20 (and not yet age 21), or age 13 and have completed the eighth grade. Approximately one-third of all Venturers are young women. Venturing is a youth-led organization. The focus areas of the Venturing program include the outdoors, arts and hobbies, sports, religious life, STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), and Sea Scouts. The Venturing program allows the youths to tailor programs to their interests. Venturing gives young adults challenging, exciting adventures like scuba diving, cycling tours, climbing, and rappelling, and hobbies such as shooting sports, service projects and community service, living history, video gaming, golfing and much, much more. Although outdoor activities are a major part of Venturing, the program also features life skills like leadership development, public speaking, interviewing and mentoring.

Venturing Crew for kids forms in Payne

Using the seven leadership methods of Venturing (leadership, group activities, adult association, recognition, scouting ideals, high adventure and sports, and teaching others), this program for youth helps prepare them to become responsible, caring adults. Venturing impacts nearly a quarter million youth every year. This Venturing Crew is being formed with leaders of the Payne Boy Scouting program and St. Jacobs Church in Payne. Venturing meetings will be held in St. Jacobs Fellowship Hall. Youths do not need to live in Payne to participate. Interested youth are invited to learn more by attending an open house at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at Alley Cat Lanes in Paulding. Youths who enroll in the Venturing program will bowl a free game. For additional information, please contact Michelle Waggoner at 260-580-8101.

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MR. and MRS. ROBERT RILEY PAULDING Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Ruth Riley will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on May 16. They are the parents of two daughters, Vicky (Bill) Rager and Cindy (Larry) Grace. The couple also have five grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren who will help celebrate 65 years of happiness.

The Master Designer

The long-awaited truly spring weather arrived last week and with it a venue for releasing some of our pent-up energy. The garden began waking up long before we could detect it, even though it seemed like overnight it turned green and burst into bloom. The problem, of course, is that we try to expend that energy all at once and weary bodies and sore muscles are the consequences of our winter inactivity. Last years drought, among other things, prevented us from doing some intended major redesigning of the main gardens here at Our Little Acre. So this spring has us scrambling to get most of it done before a garden club visits at the beginning of June. As far as garden design goes, Ive always said that Im not very good at it. My garden will never be featured on the pages of major home and garden publications. I dont have the self-discipline to rein in my desire to grow this, that, and the other thing, so I have a collectors and experimental garden that can tend to look somewhat cluttered. Occasionally someone will ask me if I could please help them design their garden or a part of their landscape. I get a little twitchy, because I cant rely on my artistic abilities when presented with a blank canvas. Oh, I can tell you if something can grow there or not, but just because it can

In The Garden

By Kylee Baumle
doesnt mean it should. Youd think with all the beautiful gardens that Ive had the good fortune to visit and photograph, that some of the design talent Ive seen would be acquired by osmosis. One of those gardens belongs to my own mother, who doesnt know how to make a garden look anything but attractive. But, weve all got our strengths and weaknesses, dont we? So I soldier on, scheming and planning and I dig up plants and relocate them to a different spot so that the garden hopefully not only looks better, but the plants will be happier too. Because part of having a nice garden is learning what plants need to thrive and not merely survive. I think about color and texture and height and spread and when what goes dormant and which thing blooms when. Its a lot to consider. But thats part of the fun and challenge of gardening. Theres always something new to learn and a garden never looks the same two years in a row. Townley, Sarah Wong, Shirley A. Workman. May 14 Lilly Habern, Rae Holtsberry, Annie Hull, Chris Hull, Chris Laukhuf, Mary Nieto, Robert Rice, Dale Rider, Jaynne Smiley. May 15 Melanie Dunham, Jamie King, John Schafer, Robert Tarlton, Anna Wells, Joey Wiswell, Matt Wiswell. May 12 Tim and Sue Thompson. May 13 Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Hawkey, Ron and Cathy Wirts. May 14 Tom and Joann Johnson.

As recently as this weekend, I visited a friend from our congregation in a local hospital. During the course of our visit and subsequent prayer, a nurse came into the room, at first was going to dismiss herself until our visit was over, but stayed and shared in the conversation by our invitation. During her visit, he was gently questioned about his pain level, administered the meds that he needed and was given the opportunity to express any other needs at the time. But, what really impressed me was the friendly effort she made to connect with his concerns and interests and how effectively she was able to do that. This week is suggested by area hospitals as, National Nurses Week. The thought of that immediately gripped my heart as I thought of all of the compassionate nurse moments I have witnessed over the years. One of my first connections of the sharing, caring hearts of nurses occurred in Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton years ago when our daughter Kimberly was stillborn. After Joyce had given birth, nurses immediately emerged following the doctors visit and compassionately broke into tears while expressing their thoughts to us.

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Since that time, as a pastor, I cant begin to describe the number of times I have witnessed the caring, compassionate hearts of nurses which had connected so quickly with the various pains of their patients. Oh, I know, as a pastor/counselor, they were probably told in their classes like I was to never allow themselves to become attached to the emotions of those who they care for. But a heart is a heart; like those who they are caring for, many of the caretakers during times of illness have gone through their own times of grief, pain and depression. They have had autistic children, sick boys and girls, suffered pain, heard the disheartening diagnosis of cancer, cried in despair and undergone fear of the future for themselves or their loved ones. But, there are many who also at

least, in principle, understand the words of the Apostle Paul when he says that we ourselves can comfort others with what comfort we received in our time of pain. (II Cor. 1:5) I know that there are those who have had not-so-good isolated experiences in suffering situations at times, but I am overwhelmingly impressed by the times I have seen nurses stay well beyond the end of their shifts, dedicatedly put aside their own emotions and pain to focus totally on those they are caring for, taking into consideration the anxious feelings of family members and loved ones who are standing nearby. The other side of me, the writer, enjoys interviewing young people about their future dreams. Recently, several have responded to the question, What would you like to do when you graduate, by saying, I feel that God is calling me to be a nurse. A calling it is; it falls into the category of the Matthew 25 principle, anyone that gives a cup of cold water in my name is giving it to me. My salute and prayers go out during this special week to those who have followed that calling and are probably too involved with their intense care of others to even realize this is their special week.

Every now and then I have moments of brilliance and whether on purpose or by chance, something turns out well and the aesthetics of it pleases me. Maybe I actually have learned a thing or two over the years. As I began working on this seasons version of the gardens, something occurred to me. For as hard as I try to get things just right, yet nearly always falling short, my gardens are inevitably transformed into a tapestry of lush shades of green, accented by rainbow colors of bloom. Not by me, mind you, but by the One who created it all in the first place, The Master Designer, and its just right after all. Read Kylees blog, Our Little Acre, at www.ourlittleacre.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OurLittleAcre. Contact her at P a u l d i n g P ro g re s s G a r dener@gmail.com.

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PAULDING Paulding County Hospital will host a Paulding Chamber Business After Hours (BAH) from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9. The event will be held at the soon-to-be-opened Three Brothers Restaurant (formerly the Red Owl Inn), located at 117 W. Perry St. in Paulding. Be among the first in the community to get a sneak peek inside the newly renovated restaurant. May 16 Brooklyn Bakle, Jean Bakle, Othal Carnahan, Michelle Davis, Susan Knapp, Seth McCavit, Charles McIntosh, Robert Riley. May 17 Sue Baker, Bill Coleman, Brady Hatlevig, Arlene Leatherman, Brookelynn Lee, Helen Major, Roy Noggle, Emma Porter, Joe Stahl, Keith Theobald, Julie Workman, Thomas Young. May 15 Glen and Margaret Hissong, Jamie and Mandy King. May 16 Jack and Lori Lassiter, Robert and Ruth Riley. May 17 Ray and Nancy Speice.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Paulding County Progress - 7A

A Penny For Your Thoughts....

By: Nancy Whitaker
WHATS IN MY SOUP? Eating is supposed to be one of the nice, pleasant things in life. We all like to partake of food that tastes and looks good. There is nothing better than sitting down to a home cooked meal and enjoying it with your family or loved one. Dining out is also a special experience as a lot of events are celebrated in a restaurant with a good meal. Naturally, when you prepare food or eat out, you want your food to look, smell and taste good. But, strange things can happen if you eat at home or dine out. This past week, a lady opened a can of green beans for dinner. She said that she put butter in them and cooked the beans in the microwave. Her son dished some on his plate alongside of meat loaf and mashed potatoes and saw something which looked strange. He asked his mother, What is this in my green beans? The mother looked and could not believe what she saw. It was a tiny toad that had apparently been picked and processed right along side of those green beans. She had purchased the green beans from a major food chain and let them know what she had found. She did say that she received $50 from the food packing plant which was located in Wisconsin. She also stated that she would not be serving any more green beans. A few years ago a lady bought a jar of tikka masala sauce from her local store. She was expecting it to contain a bit of a kick. But what she wasnt expecting to find was the dead mouse which had somehow ended up in the jar. She was making dinner for herself and her boyfriend and when she poured the sauce into the pan, she noticed it was a little lumpy. As she began stirring the sauce through, she noticed what looked like whiskers and a tail. She immediately knew it was a dead rodent. The couple took the sauce along with the dead mouse and received an apology from the store manager who said they would check into it. We are aware that some people will say they found something in their fast food just to try and sue the establishment. I recall when a lady was eating chili at a fast food restaurant and claimed she found part of a finger in it. This turned out to be bogus, but I still find myself looking for fingers in my soup. You just never know. Years ago when my first two daughters were little, we stopped at a restaurant and expected to get some good food. My one little girl ordered french fries and when she was eating them noticed something black in them. She fished out the black item which had antennas and legs. She said, Mommy look at this. It looks like an ant. Sure enough, it was. It had been french fried, but was still intact. I know that people do eat ants, but this was one piece of meat we had not ordered. We told the restaurant and they did get us a new order of fries. However, we did not go back to eat there again. We are lucky that we dont run into this kind of grossness every day, however, the horror stories of what has been found in food are numerous. I know that on the TV show Fear Factor they eat everything from baby chicken eggs to cow intestines, but to hear about some of the strange things found in our food never ceases to amaze me. Some of the unusual things that have cropped up in food are: fingernails, Band-Aids, spiders, cobwebs and maggots. You are probably thinking this is really some nasty items to find in food, and yes it does happen. I have been pretty lucky about discovering anything foreign in my food, but we still need to be ready for the unexpected. Have you ever found anything gross in your food? If you have, what did you do and what was it? Let me know and Ill give you a Penny For Your Thoughts.

Springs frost free date

By Jim Lopshire OSU Extension educator Frost-free days are your gardening window of opportunity. Plants have time to mature, blooms to form and fruit or vegetables to ripen. Frost free dates are based on historical data compiled by the United States Department of Agriculture, and should be used as a reference. Frost occurs when water vapor freezes on a surface when the temperature reaches 32 or below. It usually occurs on a clear night when heat radiates up from the ground. Tiny ice crystals form when water vapor condenses. Similar to dew, the temperature at ground level is the key. The temperature there is often colder than the air temperature just a few feet higher. Tender plants need to be covered for protection from frost. Freeze involves a 32 surface temperature that lasts for a significant length of time. Frost is not necessarily present. Vegetation damage is usually a result. A hard freeze is usually de-

From a reader of Penny Paulding Chamber answers concerns over running Flat Rock Creek Festival in 2013
In response to the Penny For Your Thoughts entitled Hands Down published on May 1, Bill Bidlack of Oakwood submitted a poem he had written in 1989. HANDS When I was but a little boy, The appendage at the end of my arm, Didnt hold a lot of mystery, Wonder or great charm. But as I became advanced in age, And pondered the functions of the hand, I realized that in His way, God had created something grand. The hand can be used in many ways, Some good, but oft times bad, Can be used to abuse and brutalize, Or to comfort a frightened lad. The hand tho its great cant work alone, From the body cant function apart, Direction must come from the human brain, By way of our human heart. If our heart is pure and founded in Christ, The works of the hand should reflect, Likewise if the Devil holds -sway What actions should we expect? Hands may be folded in a prayerful stance, Or clenched in bitter rage, Can hold a scalpel with delicate touch, Or gesture from the stage. We all show body language, And hands play the biggest part, But one thing is sure, What we do with our hands, Reflects the condition of our heart. PAULDING The Paulding Chamber of Commerce will be running the Flat Rock Creek Festival Sept. 20-22. The organization released the following press statement last week. Founders of the fall festival Bill and Patty Vance are stepping down after 21 years of service to our county. Executive Director of the Paulding Chamber, Erika Willitzer, says its hard to measure up what the Vances have accomplished for our county. Countless nonprofit groups have reaped the benefits of the well-attended festival by selling food or other goods. In return, those groups use the funds for their specific causes. Its truly amazing and admirable what they have done for our rural community, added Willitzer. The Paulding Chamber of Commerce Board understands that residents might have reservations over another group administering the festival, but we want the public to know that were not taking this new role lightly and we intend to run it with same integrity the Vances have done for so many years. One of the toughest hurdles the festival has to face is financials. While many might perceive this fall festival as having an abundance of funds, the fact is the festival takes a lot of money to put on each year. Just last year the festival had expenses of roughly $56,000. One expense example is the horse pulls. They cost anywhere from $7,000 to $10,000 each year. Meanwhile, the festival only has around $28,000 currently in its bank account for operational costs. The festival depends on gate and vendor fees each year to cover the rest of the expenses. If a rainout or low attendance occurs this could be detrimental to the festival continuing for years to come. The chamber board is aiming to make the festival financially sound and were working hard at this because we know how much it truly means to people. Its more than a festival, its a place where families reunite and old friends catch up on old times. Its a reflection of the past and a renewed spirit for the future, said Willitzer. In order to cover expenses, the Paulding Chamber Board has decided to ask for corporate sponsorships, raise camping fees to $15 per night, and ask that flea and craft vendors pay an electric fee of $15 extra for the entire

fined as 25 or below. The term killing freeze or frost depends upon the hardiness of the plant and the level of exposure. Although 32 is used to identify frost, visible frost can be seen on the ground and on objects when the reported temperatures are slightly above 32. On calm, clear nights, the cold, dense air collects near the ground. Under these conditions, the temperature near the ground can be a few degrees cooler than at the 5-foot height of the official National Weather Service temperature sensors. Open, grassy areas are usually the first to experience frost, while areas under trees

are more protected. Homeowners can protect plants by covering them when a frost is expected. Plants near heated buildings sometimes are spared too. Because of the abundance of warm buildings and trees, we often see frost in the countryside, but not in town. The safe planting date can vary from one location to another based on the microclimatic effects of urban areas, natural terrain, moisture, sunlight, and wind exposure. Also note the current weather conditions and projections as well as your sites conditions to determine the correct planting date for a specific crop and variety. The spring safe planting date for our area, based on the average date of the last normal freeze in the spring is May 20 which has a 10 percent chance of frost occurring. According to the Ohio Agronomy Guide, May 10 is the spring date with less than a 50 percent chance of having temperatures of 32 or lower for our area. With this in mind, enjoy a bountiful growing season.

Relay Update
UPCOMING EVENTS Several Relay For Life of Paulding County teams are planning fund-raisers during May: May 9 Garage sale, 9450 Road 151, Oakwood. May 10 Mini relays at schools May 10 Courthouse Crew Relay Tailgate Party Lunch on courthouse lawn, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 11 Marathon Moms Reverse Raffle, 6 p.m. at Paulding Eagles, $50 ticket includes dinner, grand prize is $2,000, contact Beth Dachenhaus at 419-399-9083. May 18 Kids Carnival at Charloe Park This years event will be held on May 31 and June 1 at the Paulding County Fairgrounds.

weekend. All other vendor fees will remain the same. Every food vendor will be treated equally and will pay 10 percent of their net profits and that contribution to the festival is the same as last year. Were hoping by making small changes, well be able to cover the cost and have an operational budget that covers all of expenses in 2014. So what will you find when you attend the Flat Rock Creek Festival this year? Youll be getting the same spirited experience, youve grown to love over the years. All the entertainment has been booked and your favorites will be returning. Spike and Bulldogs, Spittin Image, Stockdale Band and more will all be back to set the mood at the festival, and when it comes to exhibitors, the tractor pulls and horse pulls are also confirmed to attend. The Paulding Chamber Board encourages questions and you can always contact executive director, Erika Willitzer via email: PauldingChamber@Gmail.com. The Chamber Board looks forward to taking on the festival and we hope the public understands that this is our first year managing the festival, so a little patience and understanding would be greatly appreciated by all the vendors, campers, and attendees that have made Flat Rock Creek Festival a tradition for years. You may also talk to any Paulding Chamber Board Member: officers president Marsha Yeutter, vice president Tyson Mowery, financial director Dianne Jones, secretary Sonya Herber; directors ~ Brenda Wieland, Harvey Hyman, Ruben Gill, Reta Ptak, Greg White, Susan Pieper, Anne Thomas, Cassie Jo Arend and Kim Tracy.

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PERI to hold district luncheon

LIMA The Public Retirees of District 2 will be holding its annual meeting at 10:30 a.m. May 16, at the Eagles Lodge in Lima. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. The speaker for the event will be Laura Herr, an OPERS educator. Reservations are $10 and must be made by May 11, payable in advance at registration. To register, call Roa Boehm at 419-899-2216.

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8A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, May 8, 2013 By Rick Jones exec. director, Defiance Area Youth for Christ Who has God called you to love? Becky OConnell has been given a unique unofficial title, The Baby Whisperer. Officially, the 65-year-old widow is a temporary foster care worker. According to a 2013 article in the Chicago Tribune, She keeps baby clothes arranged by size in the guest room. The hand-knit caps are stacked on a table near the door. And the white wicker bassinet is always within reach. Becky OConnell is prepared because at any moment of the day or night she could receive a call from a social worker who needs to place an infant in her care. Some of the children have been abandoned. Others have been abused. All of them are desperate for love, for touch, and for attention. So far Ms. OConnell has taken in 77 infants, or about seven babies per year, that stay from one night to four months. The road to this unique call wasnt easy. In 1999 her youngest son, Ian, was killed in a car accident. For years and years after (his death), I couldnt concentrate, she says. I

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QUESTION: Our family enjoys laughing together. Sometimes this includes poking fun at each other. Do you think theres a problem with this kind of humor? JIM: Your family humor dynamics sound like those of the Daly household, but theyre not necessarily for everyone. Everything depends on your distinctive family culture. Because you are interconnected in ways unlike any other group of people, you take certain things for granted and know things about one another that no one else can know. You have a common language. If its understood that teasing is part of that, then you probably cant eliminate it without damaging your ability to connect. Tone and motives are also important factors to consider. Are the jokes and stories designed to hurt or embarrass someone? Or are they meant to express affection and appreciation? The real litmus test should be the reaction of the one whos getting roasted and whether or not they think its funny. It really boils down to two basic principles. 1. Never sacrifice respect for humor. There are jokes that demean and jokes that can preserve the self-esteem of family members. Make sure everyone understands the difference. 2. Whatever happens, make sure that every person in your family feels that home is a safe place to be. If humor comes across as threatening, communication will cease. This can cause all kinds of negative fallout. In this case, Mom and Dad need to dig deeper and find out what else is going on. Theres an old saying that many a truth is spoken in jest. But when teasing be-

comes a way of rubbing salt In other words, be careful to atinto open wounds, its time for tack the problem, not the perpeople to put all joking aside son. Stick with the issue at hand and to air genuine grievances and resist the temptation to in open and honest dialogue. QUESTION: Im newly support your argument by genmarried and have been sur- eralizing or following rabbit prised and disturbed by the trails. Work hard to understand amount of conflict weve ex- your partners point of view, perienced in our relationship. and be sure to keep your disThis rarely happened when cussion private. After youve expressed your we were dating. Is something viewpoints and reached an unwrong? DR. GREG SMALLEY, derstanding, share your needs executive director of marriage and decide where to go from and family formation: The first there. Be willing to ask forthing thats important to under- giveness, and always rememstand is that conflict is in- ber that maintaining the evitable and unavoidable in relationship is more important any relationship even those of than winning the argument. marriage experts. Conflict Finding a solution that benefits isnt always a bad thing. In fact, both spouses lets everybody when handled with a respect- win. ful, nonabusive spirit, it can lead to a stronger, more satisfying marriage. If you want to resolve conflicts effectively, commit to confronting issues as soon as they arise. Simply suppressing your differences is not an effective way of dealing with the problem. The longer a disagreement stews, the bigger it becomes. Once youve initiated a discussion, be sure to communicate your concerns clearly and specifically. Avoid generalizations, ambiguities and absolutes. Using words like never or always to describe your spouses undesired behavior are rarely accurate and usually produce a defensive response. Try saying something like, It frustrates me when you dont take the trash out on Mondays, rather than, You never do what you say youre going to do. Along these lines, remember that its important to use I Staff Photo/Paulding County Progress rather than you statements. GRAND REOPENING A ribbon cutting was held on Friday, May 3, for the grand reopening of the expanded NAPA-True Value For example, I feel hurt when store in Paulding. Owner Tony Burkley said that the store has increased from 6,300 square feet to 9,100 square feet with one-third you dont follow through ver- more hardware items. Participating were, from left Tony Langham, county economic development director; Erika Willitzer, chamsus Youre so irresponsible. ber director; Clint Winterhalter, True Value representative; Tony Burkley, owner; and Art Rabinowitz, True Value representative.

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looked and acted like a normal person, but you dont feel like a normal person. A few years later, as she was just beginning to regain her balance, she read an ad from a local adoption agency. They needed someone to be a temporary foster parent for newborns. To OConnell, who had always loved babies, it sounded like a dream job. If she has a secret, she says, it is simply giving each child her undivided attention. She adds, People think that babies bring a lot of disorder and confusion to a household, she says. But Im here to tell you its not the babies who are disordered and confused. Its the adults. OConnell simply says, My job is to fall in love with these babies. OConnells passion to love these abandoned, abused babies brings to mind the words of Jesus, Love your enemies and to love one another. Who has God called you to love? 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@embarqmail.com

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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; Contemporary 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: Sunday at 8:30am. First Baptist Church, 5482 CR 424, Pastor Todd Murray, 258-2056, Sunday school at 9 a.m., Sunday worship 10 a.m.; evening service 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 126 W. River St., Pastor Mike Pennington, 258-2864, Sunday school at 9:15 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:35 a.m. Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs 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.

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Grover Hill Church of the Nazarene, Maple and East Jackson streets, Pastor Jonathan L. Hoagland, 587-3376, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Morning worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening gospel hour at 6 p.m., Wednesday evening service at 7 p.m. Grover Hill Zion United Methodist Church, corner of First and Harrison, 587-3941; Pastor Mike Waldron, 419-238-1493 or 419-233-2241 (cell). Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:20 a.m., nursery 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 7 p.m. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Grover Hill, County Road 151, Sunday 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.

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ARTHUR/FIVE SPAN AREA Apostolic Christian Church, 13562 Road 147, Defiance (Junction), 3993121, 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 Lonnie 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.

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 GROVER HILL AND OUTLYING streets, Oakwood, Pastor Eric Dailey. 419-594-2992. Sunday worship at Bible Baptist Church, corner of Cleveland and Perry streets, Grover Hill, 9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 10:45 a.m., Bible Study Wednesdays at 10:00 Pastor Pat Holt, 587-4021, Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sunday worship at a.m. 11 a.m., Sunday evening worship at 6 p.m.; Wednesday prayer meeting at Prairie Chapel Bible Church, one mile east and a half-mile north of Oak7 p.m. wood on the corner of roads 104 and 209, Pastor Earl Chapman, 594-2057,

HAVILAND/LATTY/SCOTT Apostolic Christian Church, 12867 Road 82, Haviland, 399-5220, worship 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, Sunday 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.

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Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m., evening worship Paulding United Methodist Church, 321 North Williams Street, Paulding, church telephone number is 399-3591, Rev. Ben Lowell, Worat 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. 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. PAULDING AND OUTLYING Pentecostal Church of God, 601 W. Caroline St., Paulding, Elder Bethel United Methodist, Forders Bridge, Cecil, Pastor Kevin Doseck George Robinson, Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship service at noon, (419) 899-4153, worship service at 10:30 a.m., Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. prayer services Monday at 6 p.m. and Thursday at noon, Bible study Bethlehem Temple Pentecostal, 818 West Jackson Street, Paulding, at 6 p.m. Tuesday. 399-3770, Rev. Burpo, Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sunday worship at 12 Pioneer Christian Ministries, County Road 108 and Ohio 637, Paulding, p.m. Rev. Chuck Oliver, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:30 Calvary Bible Church, Ohio 111 West across from Paulding County Hos- a.m., and Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. including a youth service on at pital, 399-4919, elders John Mohr, 260-632-4356, Bob Fessel 419-399- least three Wednesday evenings. 3398, Brad Sisson 419-263-3108, Don Baer 419-399-5805. Sunday school 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 worat 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. ship at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday service from 7-8 p.m. with childrens hour. Sun. school 10:00 am, Worship service 11:00 am, Sun. eve. 6:00 pm, St. John Lutheran ChurchELCA, 7611 Road 87, Briceton, Pastor Karen Stetins, church telephone number is 419-399-4962 or 419-399-2320. Wed. eve. 6:00 pm. Cecil First Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Cecil, Sunday worship 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 at 8 a.m., Sunday school at 9 a.m. Christian Fellowship Church, Paulding High School Auditeria, 10 156), Paulding, Pastor Kare Stetins, church telephone number is 399-2320, Sunday Worship at 10:15 a.m., Sunday school at 9 a.m. a.m. Sunday. Pastor Greg Cramer. Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, 417 N. Main, Paulding, 399-2576, PAYNE AND OUTLYING AREAS Pastor Very Rev. G. Allan Fillman, Masses: Saturday at 6 p.m.; Sunday Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, 203 W. Townline, Payne, 399-2576, Pasat 10:30 a.m. tor Very Rev. G. Allan Fillman, Masses: Saturday at 4:00 p.m. Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1275 Emerald Road, Paulding, 419-399Edgerton Wesleyan Church, 1717 Bertha St., Woodburn, (Edgerton) 5061, Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., worship services at 10:45 a.m. and Ind. 46797, Pastor Dave Dignal, church telephone number is 260-6326 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor Drew Gardner. 4008, Sunday school at 9 a.m., childrens church at 10 a.m., worship at 10 First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1233 Emerald Road, a.m., home groups at 6 p.m., Wednesday evening services at 6:30 p.m. Paulding, 419-399-4576, Sunday school 9:00 a.m., Worship service (Indiana time). 10:00 a.m. Living Water Ministries, Contemporary worship service Sunday nights First Presbyterian Church, 114 West Caroline Street, Paulding, 399- at 10 a.m. & 6:30 p.m., The Well church for kids, Sunday mornings from 2438, Rev. David Meriwether, 9:00am Sunday school, 10:15 a.m. praise 10-11:30 a.m. The church is currently in the process of relocating. For losinging, 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship. cation information, contact Pastor Rich Phelan, 419-263-2728. House of Love Ministries, 220 N. Williams St., Paulding. Pastor Pre- Payne Church of Christ, 220 West Merrin Street, Payne, Minister Dan dest (Dwayne) Richardson or Sister Brenda Richardson, 419-399-9205 Staifer. Sunday worship at 9:30 am. 419-263-2092. or 419-796-8718, Sunday worship at 3:00 p.m. Jail Ministry, Food MinPayne Church of the Nazarene, 509 E. Orchard St. (Ohio 500) Payne, istry, Outreach Ministry. Overcomer Outreach - a Christian 12-steap Pastor Mike Harper, 263-2422, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday wormeeting, Sundays at 5:00 p.m. ship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday night service at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday prayer New Beginnings Church (Church of God), Cecil, Pastor Roy Burk, meeting at 7:30 p.m. 399-5041, Sunday worship at 11 a.m. St. Jacob United Church of Christ, southwest corner of Oak and Hyman Paulding Church of Christ, East Perry Street, Paulding, Minister streets, Payne, Rev. Jim Langham, 263-2763. Sunday School-9:00 am, Christopher Reno, 419-399-4761. Bible school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday Church service-10:00 am. worship at 10:30 a.m. St. James Lutheran Church NALC, West Townline Street (P.O. Box Paulding Church of the Nazarene, 210 Dooley Dr., Paulding, 399- 42), Payne, 263-2129, Pastor Fred Meuter, 260-492-2581. Sunday School 3932, Revs. Kim and Cindy Semran, Sunday school at 9:15 a.m., Sun- at 9:00 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:00 a.m. day worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m.: Kids Summer St. Paul United Methodist Church, (P.O. Box 154) 312 South Main Jam (ages 4-4th grade), Preteen class (5th-6th grade), Teen group (7th- Street, Payne, Rev. David Rohrer, church telephone number is 263-2418, 12th grade), and adult service. Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.: Teen group parsonage telephone number is 263-2017, Sunday school at 9 a.m., Sun(7th-12th grade), adult bible study and prayer. Nursery available for all day worship at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services. Editors Note: If your church doesnt have service times listed, please Paulding Family Worship Center, 501 West Perry Street, Paulding, contact the Paulding County Progress office to notify of Sunday service 399-3525, Rev. Monte Moore, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. times.

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MORE DONATIONS TO PARK PROJECT Baughman Tile is showing its support of the Herb Monroe Community Park by making a $5,000 donation to the project. Baughman Tile is a fiveBAKED POTATO LUNCHEON Pictured are Ursula Riley, Betty Ganger and Jan Commers of generation company and one of Paulding Countys longest standing businesses. Gene Baughman stated, My family and I enjoyed Herb very much, so making a donation to the park was an easy the The First Christian Church, which will be hosting a baked potato luncheon from 11 a.m.-1 decision for us. Front row from left are Nick and Alex; back row are Gene and Brad Baughman, p.m. Wednesday, May 14. Free will donations will be accepted. The church is located at 1233 Emerald Road in Paulding. Leadership In Action fund-raising chairman Ron Williamson and Eric Baughman.

STATE MEDALISTS The Paulding Science Olympiad teams competed at the state competition at The Ohio State University on Saturday, April 27. The following team members were individual state medalists in their respective events: sixth place Food Science, fifth place Experimental Design, fifth place Write It Do It, third place Dynamic Planet. Team members are, front from left Megan Reineck, Alli Harpel, Taylor Manz, Brian Matson; back row Katie Carnahan, Kaity Roughton, Laurel Wehrkamp, Christine Clapsaddle.

CHURCH DONATES TO NEW PARK The First Presbyterian Church in Paulding has donated $5,000 toward the Herb Monroe Community Park project. Herb was a lifelong member of the church and also sang in the choir. Session Board members include, front from left Barb Searing and Phyllis Lutz; back row Jeff Clark, Dan Straley, Bud Koenig, Pastor David Meriwether, and Ron Williamson, Leadership In Action fund-rasing chair.

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Among those celebrating April birthdays at the Paulding County Senior Center were, front Celebrating April anniversaries at the Paulding County Senior Center were Jim and Joni from left Margaret Free and Laura Bowers; back Geri Wolf, Bill Strahley and Julia Deatrick. Arend and Tom and Gloria Beyer.

Its a Jungle Out There is theme of Paulding Senior Day

PAULDING Senior Day in Paulding County will be celebrated beginning at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 21, at the Paulding County Extension Building. The theme for the event is, Its a Jungle Out There. The morning entertainment will be the Antwerp Show Choir. A lunch will be served compliments of area businesses. On the menu is: glazed wild boar (pork cutlet), Cheetos monkey potatoes, tropical jungle fruit, and wildly delicious cupcakes. Following lunch the feature entertainment will be African dancing and drumming. There will be door prizes, raffles and lots more going on. Complimentary tickets are available at the Paulding County Senior Center and can be picked up by May 15.

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every day, raise her arms to the sky and yell, Praise the Lord. One day, an atheist bought the house next door to her, and he became very irritated with the spiritual lady. So after a month or so of her yelling, Praise the Lord from her porch, he would go outside on his porch and yelled back, There is no Lord. Yet, the little old lady continued. One cold, wintry day, when the little old lady couldnt get to the store, she went out on her porch, raised her hands up to the sky and said, Help me Lord, I have no more money, its cold, and I have no more food. The next morning, she went outside, and there were bags of food on the porch, enough to last her a week. Praise the Lord, she yelled. The atheist stepped out from the bushes and said, There is no Lord, ha ha ha, I bought those groceries! (Hold on the ending is very good!). The little old lady raised her arms to the sky and said, Praise the Lord, You sent me groceries and you made the Devil pay for them!

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - Paulding County Progress - 11A

Paulding Middle School recently purchased a mobile computer lab consisting of 30 new laptops. Pictured here are seventh grade students Isaac Baldwin and Emily McMaster working on them in Advanced Reading class. The Advanced Reading classes are taught by Mrs. Deb Paputsakis.

Mrs. McMichaels kindergarten class at Antwerp Elementary held a wedding ceremony for Mr. Q and Miss U.Each student had a special part in the wedding ceremony.The students have been studying the letter Q and found out that most Q words have the letter U behind the Q.After the cermony, the students enjoyed wedding cake to celebrate the wedding of Mr. & Mrs. QU!

Second graders at Payne Elementary made drawings of what they will look like when they are 100 years old.Pictured here are Anna Wells, Justin Perez and Elizabeth Mohr.

Mr. Florence and his 5th grade reading class working on the inventions they made to celebrate Black History Month.Wayne Trace Grover Hill students pictured here from left are Jacobe Carpenter, Madison Adams, Mr. Florence, Dakota Nickols, Bryan Coyne, Drake Sanders and Aubrey Puckett.

Ann's Bright Beginnings Preschoolers recently got to ride the big yellow school bus to visit kindergarten! Mrs. Nancy Wilcox, bus driver for Paulding Exempted Village Schools, picked us up at our preschool and drove us over to the big school. After our tour, andmeeting all of the wonderful, smiling kindergarten teachers, we got to go for a drive to experience all the bumps on a bus! Shown here with Mrs. Wilcox are Mallory Fisher and Colten Hunt. These children are in the morning class of four and young five year olds with Mrs. Cheri Collins and Mrs. Ann Miller.

On Valentine's Day, Mrs. Hammer'sfirst grade math class at Antwerp Elementary sorted and graphed their candy hearts according to color. Pictured here are Kahlea Shook and Carson Altimus.

Mr. Mark Holtsberry, from the Paulding Soil and Water Conservation, recently visited Divine Mercy fifth and sixth grade students. Mr. Holtsberry gave a presentation on two types of trees: the red cedar and the white pine. After learning about some characteristics of each tree, the students took home a Mrs. Fohner's Mighty Kinders at Paulding Elementary recently learned about important people, tree of their choice. Thank you Mr. Holtsberry for your efforts in conservation! Front row from left places, and symbols through studying United States history. The students wrote a letter to Emily Dyson, Drew Forrer,Hayden Williamson, Catie Strable, Camden Thompson; back row: Mark President Obama and received a letter back, as well as an autographed picture of the president! Holtsberry, Tommy Holmes, Grant Baumle, Kaleigh Thompson, Korbin Slade. Pictured are the K-4 Mighty Kinders displaying their very important mail from the White House.


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Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Paulding County Progress - 13A

New weight loss clinic opens at PCH

By BILL SHERRY Correspondent PAULDING The Paulding County Hospital board convened on May 2 for its monthly board meeting. It was announced that Dr. Mahtab Ahmed will be holding an open house from 2:305:30 p.m. on May 23 to celebrate his new office location and the introduction of his new medical weight loss program. Dr. Ahmeds new office is located on the south side of the PCH campus, across from the ER drive-up entrance. Dr. Ahmeds medical obesity pilot program currently has 13 hospital employees undergoing a 12-week weight loss program under his direction. At this point the group has lost a total of 139 pounds at the seven week mark. Two participants have already met the 10 percent of body weight loss goal. Dr. Ahmed will now begin seeing weight loss patients from the community. For more information please call 419-399-1745. Family Health Day will be held at Paulding County Hospital on Saturday, June 8, in conjunction with John Paulding Days. Discounted lab tests along with free Dexascan heel scans for osteoporosis will be offered along with displays from various service agencies in the area. Registration packets will be available at local physician offices, at the hospital and on-line at pauldingcountyhospital.com Chief Financial Officer Rob Goshia reported that for the month of March thehospital had realized a gain of $5,880 with a year-to-date gain of $28,829. Goshia also reported that the hospital is working on the malpractice insurance renewal with Coverys. There will be a small premium reduction this year. Chief Operating Officer Randy Ruge announced that a legal bid was announced for MRI imaging services. Siemens is the recommended vendor with an open bore unit with a 1.5 Tesla magnet. This MRI will have an opening of 70 centimeters, in comparison; an open MRI has an opening that is approximately 45 centimeters. The new open bore technology allows for a larger opening and at the same time, has a magnet that is 50 percent stronger than most open MRIs. The larger magnet results in better diagnostic images. Ruge presented a purchase request for Nuclear Medicine Services. The recommended vendor is also Siemens, which will provide for on-site testing and will put Pauldings equipment on par with the equipment used at both Lutheran and Parkview Hospital. This equipment will reduce total body scan time by 50 percent and cardiolyte time by 35 percent.

COLUMBUS Six Paulding Middle School and High School students will be competing at the state Science Fair this weekend for awards and scholarships. The students will exhibit their research projects May 11 in the French Field House on The Ohio State Campus. Individuals representing the local school, along with their school year and project names, will be: Allison Harpel, grade 9, Paulding, Does prolonged exposure to classical music increase testing abilities? Rachel Nicelley, grade 11, Cecil, Effects of adolescence on educational and social situations Shawn Jackson, grade 7, Cecil, Do species of mold other than Penicillium notatum inhibit bacterial growth? Cade McGarvey, grade 7, Paulding, Establishing the baseline: Growth patterns of Mus musculus BalbC and effects of vitamins

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Marcus Miller, grade 7, Paulding, and Jordan Weidenhamer, grade 7, Cecil, team project, Will the viscosity of dish soap affect the interactions with oils? More than 1,300 aspiring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students in grades 512 will exhibit their science research projects. The STEM scholars, who represent 309 schools in 66 Ohio counties, will vie for more than $2.2 million in scholarships and awards. Starting at 10 a.m. in St. John Arena, Captain Mark Stallings will address How STEM technology is used in the Air Force and how education is a key to Air Force excellence. Academy CEO, Lynn Elfner, will answer the questions, What are STEM professional career goals? How may your son or daughter achieve them? An interactive Fun with Physics Science Demonstration and the awards ceremony begin at 2 p.m. in St. John Arena. Admission is free.

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Ruge presented a third purchase request for an ankle brachial index, from Seneca Medical. This will help identify peripheral artery disease when there are differences between the blood pressure values of the arm and the ankle. The cost of this device is $7,216. Ruge also reported that the hospital will soon have the ability to begin home sleep studies. The staff will begin to undergo training soon. Chief Executive Officer Gary Adkins reported that Medicaid expansion was eliminated from the state governors Budget for the time being, but the hospital continues to be supportive of expansion and Adkins agreed to continue to educate legislatures on the importance for uninsured Ohioans. Adkins commented that the hospital was involved in a regional disaster drill concerning a cyber-attack to test hospital resources on handling such an issue. Human resources director/compliance officer Melanie Rittenour, presented the board with information concerning recovery audit contractors. This education was to inform the board of the steps the hospital takes to prevent Medicare billing errors. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. June 13, in the conference room. This is one week later than the normal meeting date.

On April 25, 2013 Wayne Trace teachers and students joined well over 300 participants for a Post-Secondary Transition Expo at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert, Ohio. Students and school personnel from schools in Paulding, Putnam, and Van Wert counties attended. LeDerick R. Horne, nationally recognized poet, playwright, speaker, entrepreneur, and advocate was the featured speaker. Wayne Trace student Samantha Gibson was one of the students who won a LeDerick Horne CD. Pictured from left Wayne Trace teacher Sharon Rice, LeDerick Horne, and Samantha Gibson.

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DEFIANCE Defiance College held its annual Honors Day Convocation recently to recognize academic achievements of students. Special recognition was also given to faculty and staff. Students receiving awards during the convocation and departmental ceremonies included: Senior Deans Scholars Ashley Switzer, Paulding. Alpha Chi Academic Honor Society new inductions Erica Noggle, Haviland. Outstanding Nontraditional Senior in Business Administration Erica Noggle, Haviland. Awarded to an outstanding senior in management enrolled in the colleges nontraditional program. Sigma Beta Delta (Business) Honor Society new inductees Erica Noggle, Haviland.

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14A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, May 8, 2013

FINDLAY On May 10, the USDA Rural Development Findlay Office will hold a meeting to provide information on federal, state and local programs which could help finance small rural businesses. Additionally, funding opportunities for renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements will be discussed with a question and answer session at the end of this program. A brief agenda is listed below including an outline of the presenters and the agencies they represent. 10 a.m. Randy Monhemius, USDA 10:15 a.m. Scot Hardin, SBA 10:30 a.m. Tara Campbell, Finance Fund 10:40 a.m. David Meadows, Ohio Development Service Agency 10:50 a.m. Beverly Hohenberger, Ohio Job and Family Services 11 a.m. Questions Noon End This meeting will be held at USDA, Rural Development, 7868 CR 140, Findlay. For additional information, please call Christie Hooks at 614-255-2397, Randy Monhemius at 614-255-2424 or Paulding County Economic Development at 419-399-8282.

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DEFIANCE The recently purchased Napoleon, Defiance and Western Railroad (ND&W, formerly the M&W RR) was the subject discussed at a meeting held by the Ohio Rail Development Commission (ORDC) May 2 in Defiance. The ND&W runs through Henry, Defiance and Paulding counties in Ohio and extends into Woodburn, Ind. Tony Langham, Paulding County Economic Development director, represented Paulding County. Other attendees included the ORDC, the ND&W, representatives from Gov. Kasichs office, Rep. Lattas office, Sen. Portmans office, Defiance County

Commissioners and ED office, Henry County ED office, and Jobs Ohio. The goal of all attendees is to upgrade the short line rail for better safety, service and dependability. A cooperative mood was expressed by all as this rail could be a very good economic development asset to the area. Avenues for funding repairs to the line were discussed, which included pursuing grants and low-interest loans. The next step will be a meeting of the ND&W, Henry, Paulding and Defiance county commissioners and economic development directors to plan on short- and long-term repair goals and financing.

THE PAULDING COUNTY PROGRESS GOES TO OKINAWA Edward and Dodie McCreery recently spent two weeks in Okinawa where they visited their grandson, Ethan, and his wife, Catherine McCreery and met their new great-granddaughter, McKenna. They also spent time seeing the sights and are pictured in front of the aquarium, which is the second largest in the world. Their source for exclusive Paulding County news? The Paulding County Progress! Are you headed to some distant, exotic destination? Take the Progress along with your camera and send a photo and a little information about your trip to progress@progressnewspaper.org. VAN WERT The Western Buckeye Educational Service Center board will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the Van Wert office. The office is located at 813 N. Franklin St. in Van Wert.

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PARKWAY 1, WAYNE TRACE 0 The Parkway Panthers scored the games only run when Kylie Snyder scored on a Lindsay Walls single for a 10 victory. Snyder recorded the win, scattering two hits and walking one Raider hitter while striking out eight. Addison Baumle took the loss, allowing five hits and fanning five. Kaleigh Young had a single for Wayne Trace and Baumle added a double. PAULDING 12, DELPHOS JEFFERSON 1 Kelsey Beck picked up a single, double and triple to lead Paulding to a 12-1 win over Delphos Jefferson. The Panthers plated one run in the first before breaking the game open with a six-run second. Paulding then added one more in the fourth and two each in the fifth and sixth. EDGERTON 7, ANTWERP 1 Edgerton scored three times in the first en route to a 7-1 win over Antwerp in GMC play. Avrial Sawyer had three singles for the blue and white with Avery Braaten and Kelsey Titus posting a double each. FAIRVIEW 12, WAYNE TRACE 3 Fairview scored a dozen runs over a three inning stretch as the Apaches defeated Wayne Trace, 12-3. Maddie McClure picked up two hits for the Raiders with Kaleigh Young, Carley Wright, Chelsea Critchfield, Leah Sinn, Brenda Feasby and Courtney Laney all getting one. After Wayne Trace scored three in the second, the Apaches answered with four in the third before adding five in the fourth and three more in the fifth. PAULDING 7, SPENCERVILLE 4 Against the Spencerville Bearcats, the Panthers opened a 7-0 lead and held off a late charge for a 7-4 NWC win. Emily Farr scattered nine hits and three walks in getting the victory. Kaleigh Riley (two singles), Kelsey Beck (three singles), Breana Schmidt (two singles) and Emily Farr (double) all had hits for Paulding. AYERSVILLE 6, ANTWERP 1 Taylor Church scattered three hits and a walk to lead Ayersville to a 6-1 win over Antwerp. The Archers struck first, scoring one run in the first, but the Pilots answered with two in the second before adding three in the fourth and one in the fifth. Avery Braaten took the loss for the Archers, giving up six hits and three walks. WAYNE TRACE 2, AYERSVILLE 1 In a victory over Ayersville, Maddie McClure hit a run scoring single that plated Brenda Feasby with two outs in the ninth inning to give Wayne Trace a 2-1 victory. The Pilots got their only run in the second before the Raiders answered with a single run in the fifth. Young got the win, allowing seven hits while striking out seven in the complete game effort. Mackenzie Swary and Libby Stabler picked up two singles each for the red, white and blue while Chelsea Critchfield, Feasby, McClure and Young all had one hit a piece. HICKSVILLE 6, ANTWERP 5 Hicksville posted a 6-5 win over Antwerp in Green Meadows Conference action. Avery Braaten led the Archer offense with two singles and Avrial Sawyer added a double. Braaten took the loss, giving up six hits and five walks while fanning one. WOODLAN 10, WAYNE TRACE 0 Woodlan scored twice in the first and put the game away with six in the second as the Warriors cruised to a 10-0 victory over the Raiders. Carley Wright recorded the only hit for the Raiders on the night. PAULDING 3, ADA 2 Paulding scored single runs in the first, fourth and sixth against Ada Bulldogs en route to a 3-2 conference win. Breana Schmidt had three singles for the Panthers with Kelsey Beck chipping in a single and a double. Emily Farr, Kristen Schilt and Melissa Durham chipped in doubles with Brooke Combs recording a single and a double. Farr picked up the win on the mound, spreading out seven Bulldog hits and four walks.


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Pauldings Morgan Riley beats the throw to first base and gets hit in the back by the ball.

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Panther Jerika Bland hits the ball in last weeks win over Spencerville.

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Softball squads learn their tourney foes

By KEVIN WANNEMACHER Sportswriter Softball sectional draws were held around the state of Ohio on Sunday with all area squads learning their individual roads down the tournament trail. The Division III sectional at Archbold (20-1) will open on May 14 with two games at 5 p.m. Ottawa Glandorf (9-3) plays Wayne Trace (7-5) in one sectional semifinal while Archbold battles Paulding (57) in the other sectional semifinal. The Ottawa GlandorfWayne Trace winner returns on May 16 to battle top seeded Fairview (10-2). Second seeded Tinora (8-6) awaits the winner of the Archbold-Paulding contest. In Division IV at Edon, Edgerton and Hicksville picked up the top two seeds. North Central (7-10) takes on Antwerp (1-11) on Saturday, May 11 at 11 a.m. with the winner returning Tuesday to battle Edgerton (9-5). The other half of the bracket features Edon (7-8) against Montpelier (4-13) on Saturday while Hicksville (8-8) awaits the winner on Wednesday.

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2B - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, May 8, 2013 ANTWERP IN HICKSVILLE INV. Eight teams converged on Hicksville for the track and field invitational last weekend. In the girls competition Audrie Longardner set a new invitational record in the 400m Dash with a time of 1:00.6. The previous record was a winning time of 1:00.9 set back in 2007. The Antwerp boys finished fifth with the host Aces winning the boys competition with 148 points. Team standings were: 1. Hicksville (148), 2. Edgerton (97.5), 3. Evergreen (89.5), 4. Edon (59), 5. Antwerp (57), 6. Fayette (51), 7. Hilltop (19), and 8. North Central (6). Sam Williamson was a double winner taking the 1600m and 3200m race. Williamson (10:30.6) was 17 seconds better than second place finisher Lantz from Fayette but in the 1600m race Williamson (4:44.9) managed to get past second place runner Frost (4:46.1) from Hicksville by just over one second. Senior Cameron Huss captured first place in the 400m dash with a winning time of 53.5 with Miller from Hicksville taking second with a time of 56.4. Besides the record breaking effort by Longardner, the freshman managed a second place finish in the 200m Dash and was a member of the relay team that took first in the 4x200m Relay and second place in the 4x400m Relay. The Lady Archers finished fifth in the event with 50 team points. Team standings were: 1. Edgerton (146.3), 2. Evergreen (119), 3. Edon (97), 4. Fayette (53.3) 5. Antwerp (50), 6. Hicksville (22), 7. North Central (19), and 8. Hilltop (16.3). ANTWERP IN QUAD MEET In a recent track and field meet held at Lincolnview, the Antwerp Archers joined Crestview and Delphos Jefferson for a quad meet for both boys and girls. In the boys meet, host Lincolview won with 75.5 points followed by Delphos Jefferson with 65.5 while Crestview finished third with 56 and Antwerp with 36. Freshman Sam Williamson

captured first place in three events including the 1600m Run, 3200m Run, and the high jump. In the 1600m Run Williamson finished with a time of 5:06 with team mate Colin Krick taking second place with a time of 5:14.9. Cameron Huss finished second in the 400m dash just one second behind the winner from Crestview. In the girls competition, Delphos Jefferson ran past their opponents to take top honors. DJ finished with 83 team points with the three remaining teams in a battle for second with only 13 points separating them Crestview finished with 58 points for second place followed by Lincolview (50) and Antwerp totaling 45. Individually for the Lady Archers, freshman Audrie Longardner placed first in both the 200m and 400m run. Annie Miesle, also a freshman took first in the 300m hurdles followed by second place finisher Kayla Burns. Miesle had a second in the 100m hurdles. ANTWERP HOSTS QUAD MEET Dennis Saam/Paulding County Progress The Antwerp Archers hosted Edon, Fayette, and Maria Bradbury takes the baton from Lauren Barrand in the Blackhawk Christian in track 4x100m relay. and field last Monday evening. On the boys side the Archers slipped past Edon to take first place. Team scores were: 1. Antwerp 80, 2. Edon 77, 3. Fayette 51, and Blackhawk 43. Individuals from Antwerp who placed first were Sam Williamson in the 1600m run and 3200m run; Cameron Huss was a double winner in the 200m dash, and 400m dash. Josh Longardner captured first in the shot put and a second in the 200m dash. The Lady Archers participated in the quad meet featuring the same teams. Team results were: 1. Edon 93, 2. Fayette 68.5, 3. Antwerp 57.5, 4. Blackhawk Christian 15. Audrie Longardner took first place honors both the 200m dash and the 400m run. Annie Miesle was a second place finisher in the 100m hurdles. The Lady Archers also took first place in the 4x200 and 4x400.

Varsity Games of the Week

Tinora ................13 Antwerp ...............2 Paulding ..............3 Ada......................2 Woodlan ............10 Wayne Trace .........0 Hicksville .............6 Antwerp ...............5 Wayne Trace .........2 Ayersville..............1 Ayersville..............6 Antwerp ...............1 Paulding ..............7 Spencerville.........4 Fairview .............12 Wayne Trace .........3 Edgerton ..............7 Antwerp ...............1 Paulding ............12 Delphos Jeff. .......1 Parkway ...............1 Wayne Trace .........0 EDGERTON INV. Boys meet W.Trace 3rd........77 Paulding 8th ......13 Girls meet W.Trace 2nd .......87 Paulding 4th ......59

Sports schedule
THURSDAY, MAY 9 Softball: Antwerp at Montpelier; Paulding hosts Bluffton Baseball: Antwerp at Tinora; Paulding hosts Bluffton; Wayne Trace at Delphos St. Johns FRIDAY, MAY 10 Softball: Paulding at Columbus Grove; Wayne Trace at Hicksville Baseball: Paulding at Columbus Grove; Wayne Trace at Hicksville Track/Field: Paulding and Wayne Trace at Antwerp Invitational SATURDAY, MAY 11 Softball: Div. IV - Antwerp vs. North Central, played at Edon Baseball: Div. III Paulding vs. Sherwood played at Archbold, Wayne Trace vs. Ottawa-Glandorf, played at Patrick Henry; Div. IV Antwerp vs. Fort Jennings, played at Crestview MONDAY, MAY 13 Softball: Paulding at Tinora; Wayne Trace hosts Holgate Baseball: Paulding at Van Wert; Wayne Trace at Parkway Track/Field: Antwerp and Paulding at Wayne Trace Relays TUESDAY, MAY 14 Softball: Div. III Ottawa-Glandorf vs. Wayne Trace, played at Archbold, Paulding vs. Archbold, played at Archbold; Div. IV Antwerp-North Central winner vs. Edgerton, played at Edon Baseball: Antwerp at Crestview WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 Baseball: Div. III Paulding-Sherwood winner vs. Archbold, played at Archbold, Wayne Trace-OttawaGlandorf winner vs. Liberty-Benton, played at Patrick Henry; Div. IV Antwerp-Fort Jennings winner vs. Crestview, played at Crestview


Paulding..................8 Ada .........................4 Tinora....................11 Wayne Trace...........1 Hicksville.................4 Antwerp ..................1 Ayersville ................9 Wayne Trace...........1

Ottoville.................10 Wayne Trace...........3

Sports Scoreboard

Ayersville ................2 Antwerp ..................0 Paulding..................2 Spencerville ............1

Wayne Trace...........9 Fairview ..................7

Archer Audrie Longardner runs the 200m dash. She placed first in the event.
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Lincolnview .............5 Wayne Trace...........2

Elida........................6 Paulding..................1

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Julia Balser throws the shot in last weeks quad meet at Antwerp.

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Boys meet Antwerp .............80 Edon..................77 Fayette...............51 Blackhawk Chr. .43 Girls meet
Edon .....................93 Fayette...............68.5 Antwerp .............57.5 Blackhawk Chr. ....15

(Editors note: Team coaches are reminded 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. PAULDING None. WAYNE TRACE Junior Varsity Baseball Wayne Trace dropped a 22-17 decision to Fairview in action last week. Chris Davis picked up a single, double and triple for the Raiders with Justin Speice recording a single and a double. Corey Davis, Austin Winebrenner, Shawn Durre, Quinten Miller, Grant Gillette, Austin Fast and Cassidy Hilkey also recorded one hit each. Junior Varsity Baseball The Raiders also fell to Ayersville by a 13-7 margin. Gillette, Miller and Corey Davis posted a double with Speice getting a single and a double. Junior Varsity Baseball In action against Delphos St. Johns, Miller, Chris Davis and Fast picked up the only Raider hits in a 13-2 loss to the Blue Jays.



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LINCOLNVIEW 5, WAYNE TRACE 2 Wayne Trace fell to visiting Lincolnview 5-2 in action Friday night. The Raiders and Lancers both scored once in the second before the blue and gold added another run in the sixth. Lincolnview then put the game away with three runs in the seventh before Wayne Trace got its final run in the seventh. Caleb Mead had two singles for the Raiders with Harvey, Blackmore, Aaron Stoller, Andy Hicks, Jared Sherry and Jacob Dingus all getting one hit each. PAULDING 2, SPENCERVILLE 1 Paulding recorded a 2-1 Northwest Conference win over Spencerville behind a strong effort on the mound by Javier Gonzales. Gonzales limited the Bearcats to five hits and two walks in eight innings of work, including posting six strikeouts. Kauser paced the Paulding offense with two singles. WAYNE TRACE 9, FAIRVIEW 7 The Raiders got a big win over Fairview last week as Wayne Trace posted a 9-7 victory over the Apaches. Each team scored twice in the first inning but the Apaches added two more in the second. After both teams picked up one in the fourth, Wayne Trace scored twice in the fifth to tie the contest at 55. Another Apache run in the sixth made it 6-5, but the red, white and blue answered with two in the top of the seventh for a 7-6 advantage. After Fairview rallied to tie the game in the ninth, the Raiders put the game away with two more in the ninth. Cade Harvey recorded the victory, striking out four in the complete game effort. T.J. Blackmore had two singles and a double to go along with four runs batted in for Wayne Trace. Colby Speice and Aaron Stoller also added two singles each while Jacob Dingus and Harvey had one hit each. AYERSVILLE 2, ANTWERP 0 Ayersville scored two runs in the first and made them stand up in a 2-0 win over Antwerp.

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Smalley and Copsey each posted a pair of singles for the Archers. Smalley also took the loss, allowing eight hits and four walks with six strikeouts. OTTOVILLE 10, WAYNE TRACE 3 Wayne Trace fell to Ottoville 10-3 in earlier action last week. Zach Mansfield, Harvey, Andy Hicks and Jared Sherry picked up hits for Wayne Trace. Ayersville also recorded a 91 win over the local squad. Colby Speice had the lone Raider hit, a single. HICKSVILLE 4, ANTWERP 1 In Green Meadows Conference action, Antwerp fell at Hicksville by a 4-1 margin. Andy Coleman suffered the loss, giving up four hits and a walk in six innings of work. Derek Smalley and Coleman each posted a pair of singles with Trenton Copsey adding a double. PAULDING 8, ADA 4 Paulding recorded a dozen hits and scored in five of the first six innings en route to an 8-4 win over Ada. Kyle Kauser got the win for the Panthers, limiting the Bull-

dogs to six hits while posting three strikeouts in a complete game effort. Michael Bauer, Tristan Gonzales and Quentin Vance had two singles and a double for the maroon and white. TINORA 11, WAYNE TRACE 1 In a resumption of a previously rained out contest, Tinora scored four runs in the second and five more in the fifth to cruise to an 11-1 win over Wayne Trace in Green Meadows Conference action. Reid Renollet got the win for the green and white, scattering three hits and a walk while fanning three in four innings of work. Logan Dickerson led the Ram offense with a pair of singles with Dakota Stark also adding a single. Colby Speice, T.J. Blackmore and Jacob Dingus all pitched for Wayne Trace. The trio limited Tinora to three hits but also combined to allow ten walks in the contest. Aaron Stoller had a double for the Raiders with Andy Hicks and Dingus adding a single each.

Panther Corbin Edwards catches a flyball to left field.

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With ball in glove, Kyle Kauser waits to put the tag on a Spencerville runner trying to steal second base.

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By KEVIN WANNEMACHER Sportswriter As softball did, high school baseball coaches found out their tournament matchups on Sunday with tournament draws around the state of Ohio. Division III action at Patrick Henry will have the host Patriots and Liberty Benton as the top two seeds. Swanton (14-6) plays Van

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Buren (13-6) on Saturday, May 11 at noon with the victor coming back on Tuesday, May 14 to play Patrick Henry (14-4). The second game on May 11 will start at 2:30 p.m. between Ottawa Glandorf (9-4) and Wayne Trace (5-10). Liberty Benton (18-3) awaits the winner on May 15. Crestview (12-5) garnered the top seed at the home of the Knights while Ottoville took the second seed. Spencerville (4-12) and Lincolnview (6-10) will open the sectional Saturday at 11 a.m. before Fort Jennings (4-9) and Antwerp (3-7) square off at 2 p.m. The Bearcat-Lancer winner returns to take on Ottoville (54) on Wednesday, May 15 while the Knights will take on the victor from the MusketeerArcher contest Thursday, May 16. The other sectional of inter-

est is the Division III sectional at Archbold. Fairview (5-9) plays Paulding (5-9) in the 11 a.m. game on Saturday, May 11 with the Apache-Panther victor returning May 15 to battle host Archbold (15-2). Delta (7-10) and Liberty Center (5-12) tangle in the other semifinal at 1:30 p.m. Saturday while Evergreen (116) awaits the winner on May 15.

Javier Gonzales pitches for Paulding against Spencerville.

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4B - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, May 8, 2013 By JOE SHOUSE Sportswriter ANTWERP Antwerp Junior High hosted a boys and girls track and field meet last Friday that included the host Archers, county foe Paulding along with six additional teams participating. In the boys meet the team results were: 1. Bryan (132), 2. Edgerton (80), 3. Paulding (66), 4. Crestview (52), 5. Antwerp (39), Fairview (39), 7. Black Hawk Christian (Indiana) (36), and 8. Fayette (14). Individuals placing first from Antwerp or Paulding were: Steiner (Antwerp) in the discus and Ingol (Paulding) 110m and 200m dash. Paulding won the 4x100m relay with a winning time of 51.09 to edge past Fairview with a time of 52.12. In the girls competition Bryan took first place, outdistancing Paulding by just six points at 106 to 100 with the host lady Archers finishing sixth with 37 team points. Team results: 1. Bryan (106), 2. Paulding (100), 3. Fairview (88.3), 4. Fayette (52), 5. Crestview (49.3), 6. Antwerp (37), 7. Edgerton (30.3), 8. Blackhawk Christian (1). Pauldings Clapsaddle was a double winner in the discus and shot put to help lead the Lady Panthers to a second place finish. Paulding also took first and second in the

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high hurdles with Meeker first and Plummer second. Paulding also took top honors in the 4x100 relay. Note: Only last names were submitted with the results.
4) Callow (C) 1:03.2, 5) Cooley (B) 1:03.6, 6) Fink (BH) 1:03.9. 4x200m Relay: 1) Crestview 1:50, 2) Bryan 1:53, 3) Fairview 1:58, 4) Black Hawk 2:04, 5) Paulding 2:05, 6) Edgerton 2:09. 200m Hurdles: 1) Evans (E) 28.5, 2) Rowe (P) 29.52, 3) Brown (E) 29.81, 4) Dooley (A) 30.25, 5) Wittler (B) 30.33, 6) Zawko (C) 30.68. 800m Run: 1) Mojica (B) 2:28, 2) Bagley (C) 2:32, 3) Parris (B) 2:32.5, 4) Hilton (A) 2:34, 5) Shephard (P) 2:36, 6) Maginn (Fay) 2:37. 200m Dash: 1) Ingol (P) 25.6, 2) Palacios (C) 26.28, 3) Rodriguez (P) 27.01, 4) Blue (E) 27.9, 5) Mocherman (F) 28.35, 6) Klinger (B) 28.99. 4x400 Relay: 1) Bryan 4:06, 2) Edgerton 4:15, 3) Black Hawk 4:17, 4) Fayette 4:33, 5) Crestview 4:45, 6) Antwerp 4:46. Girls results Discus: 1) Clapsaddle (P) 76-5, 2) Phillips (F) 72-5, 3) Manz (P) 664.5, 4) Manella (A) 61-2, 5) Stafford (B) 59-6.5, 6) Catorta (E) 57-2. Shot Put: 1) Clapsaddle (P) 31-11, 2) Paul (F) 30-0.5, 3) Manz (P) 297, 4) Stafford (B) 28-3, 5) Manella (A) 27-0.75, 6) Phillips (F) 262.25. Long Jump: 1) Minor (B) 14-5.25, 2) Voigt (B) 13-9.5, 3) Perdue (Fay) 13-9.25, 4) Plummer (P) 13-4, 5) Brubaker (Fay) 12-8.5, 6) Robinson (F) 12-7.5. High Jump: 1) Fruchey (Fay) 5-2, 2) ONeil (F) 4-8, 3) Zuver (B) 4-4, 4) Siebenaler (E) 4-2, 5) Bauer (F) 42, 6) Hughes (C) 4-2. Pole Vault: 1) Savage (B) 7-0, 2) Johns (F) 6-0, 3) Salinas (P) 6-0, 4) Dubernay (B) 6-0, 5) Brackler (F) 5-6. 100 High Hurdles: 1) Meeker (P) 17.87, 2) Plummer (P) 18.05, 3) Butzin (A) 18.31, 4) Mook (B) 18.50, 5) Brubaker (Fay) 18.81, 6) Frank (F) 19.27. 100m Dash: 1) Hansard (C) 12.19, 2) Wells (C) 13.9, 3)Crites (F) 14.1, 4) Williamson (A) 14.5, 5) ONeil (F) 14.59, 6) Jenkins (B) 14.6. 1600m Run: 1) Breninger (F) 6:06, 2) Retcher (F) 6:14, 3) Perdue (Fay) 6:17, 4) Schroeder (E) 6:43, 5) Hug (E) 6:44, 6. Weidenhamer (P) 6:46. 4x100 Relay: 1) Paulding 58.41, 2) Fairview 58.5, 3) Bryan 58.6, 4) Antwerp 59.44, 5) Edgerton 1:03, 6) Crestview 1:04. 400m Run: 1) Schroeder (E) 1:11, 2) Greenier (B) 1:12.5, 3) Willis (B) 1:12.9, 4) Hart (A) 1:13, 5) Pessefall (P) 1:14.2, 6) Provines (A) 1:14.5. 4x200 Relay: 1) Crestview 2:00, 2) Bryan 2:02, 3) Paulding 2:03, 4) Fairview 2:11, 5) Antwerp 2;12, 6) Edgerton 2:15. 200 hurdles: 1) Frushey (Fay) 33.19, 2) Meeker (P) 33.7, 3) Mendoza (B) 33.43, 4) Voite (B) 34.01, 5) Plummer (P) 34.37, 6) Brubaker (F) 35.6. 800m Run: 1) Retcher (F) 2:47, 2) Perdue (Fay) 2:51, 3) Purk (B) 2:55, 4) Brown (E) 2:59, 5) Stahl (P) 3:03, 6) Weidenhamer (P) 3:06. 200m Dash: 1) Hansard (C) 28.08, 2) Wells (C) 29.5, 3) Bauer (Fay) 30.07, 4) Williamson (A) 30.29, 5) Dennison (Fay) 30.73, 6) Duvernay (B) 31.25. 4x400m Relay: 1) Bryan 4:47, 2) Paulding 4:50, 3) Antwerp 5:00.4, 4) Edgerton 5:00.8, 5) Fairview 5:04, 6) Black Hawk 5:19.

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Boys results Discus: 1) Steiner (A) 113-0, 2) Fisher (A) 96-1, 3) McClellan (E) 95-2, 4) Herold (B) 94-11, 5) Wolfrum (P) 90-5, 6) Jennings (F) 859.5. Shot Put: 1) Blue (E) 37-10, 2) Dubb (B) 36-2.75, 3) Tatum (C) 35-4.5. Long Jump: 1) Deel (B) 17-2, 2) Rodriguez (P) 15-6, 3) Conklin (F) 15-4.5, 4) Mills (A) 14-10.5, 5) Bagley (C) 14-3.75, 6) Kuhn (B) 13-0.5. High Jump: 1) Connor Cooley (B) 54, 2) Evans (E) 5-2, 3) Chanse Cooley (B) 5-0, 4) Eisle (F) 5-0, 5) Maginn (Fay) 4-4, 6) Laney (A) 44. Pole Vault: 1) Harris (B) 8-6, 2) Slater (F) 7-6, 3) King (B) 7-0. 110m Hurdles: 1) Wittler (B) 17.6, 2) Cooley (B) 17.84, 3) Dooley (A) 18.38, 4) Zawka (C) 19.28, 5) Brown (E) 20.02, 6) Vance (F) 20.15. 100m Dash: 1) Ingol (P) 11.83, 2) Evans (E) 12.0, 3) Stater (F) 12.02, 4) Rowe (P) 12.61, 5) Palacios (C) 12.64, 6) Shuflet (E) 12.66. 1600m Run: 1) Roth (BH) 5:11, 2) Nygaard (BH) 5:13, 3) Kepler (B) 5:34, 4) Carpenter (F) 5:37, 5) Shephard (P) 5:38, 6) Bagley (C) 5:40. 4x100 Relay: 1) Paulding 51.99, 2) Fairview 52.12, 3) Bryan 53.37, 4) Crestview 53.75, 5) Edgerton 57.80, 6) Black Hawk 1:00.0. 400m Run: 1) Shuflet (E) 56.03, 2) Deel (B) 57.84, 3) Kraft (BH) 1:01,

ANTWERP The final league event for the spring season has come and gone at the Manor House Gym. The varsity boys league was a highly contested league made up of players from 15 area high schools in northwest Ohio and northeast Indiana. In the tournament championship game, the Bulls beat the Lakers to take the spring season crown. The championship team was built of players Kaden Brumett, Antwerp; D.J. Gustwiler, Defiance; Trenton Copsey, Antwerp; Jordan Yoder, Eastside; Jon Eaton, Wapakoneta; Brady Williams,

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Defiance; and Dalton Rieke, Eastside. The runner up team Lakers was built from players Noah Gardner, Lakewood Christian; Kobe Brady, Edgerton; Josh Straley, Harlan Christian; Trey Jones, Holgate; Nick Glass, Wayne Trace; Rylen Asher, Wayne Trace; and Gabe Brady, Edgerton. Plans are in progress now to develop this years summer leagues. Leagues played in Antwerp this summer will include: JV boys, JH boys, JH girls, sixth grade and under boys, and possibly sixth grade and under girls and 18 and over boys.

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The Paulding County Carnegie Library is looking for a dynamic, creative, energetic and service-oriented applicant to join our team of information professionals in the highly visible position of Payne Branch Manager. Persons who have submitted applications within the past month will be considered for this position and need not reapply. Due to an internal promotion, this full-time management position is available now. Managing one other branch team member, the Branch Manager will be responsible for the overall organization and management of the Payne Branch Library, including collection management, programming and community involvement. The successful candidate will possess excellent management and organizational skills as well as a vision and passion for working with patrons of all ages. Competency in the use of the Internet, online databases, e-mail and MS Office software will be helpful. We are looking for candidates that possess excellent oral, written, and communication skills. This full-time (35 hour per week) position includes a benefits package (vacation, insurance, Ohio PERS) and an opportunity to be a part of an award winning library team. Minimum educational requirement: High School diploma. Applicants must submit a resume and a completed application available at the main library in Paulding at 205 S. Main Street, Paulding, Ohio. Application Deadline: May 17th at 6:00 p.m. NO PHONE CALLS. A full job description and application are available online at www.pauldingcountylibrary.org. [The PCCL is an equal opportunity employer.] 37c2

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$125 QUEEN PILLOWTOP MATTRESS SET. New in plastic, can deliver 260-4930805. 37p4 YEARS AGO ANTIQUE MALL, 108 W. Main Street, Van Wert (419) 238-3362, 30+ Dealers. Closed Tuesdays. Buy & Sell. 27ctf P&H MASONRY RESTORATION & REPAIR Specialist. Foundation, basement and chimney repair or replace. Fully insured, Free Estimates 34ctf 419-438-2101. AL GRIFFITHS CONSTRUC TION: Windows, light electrical, drywall, siding, doors and more. Call Al for your repair or contruction needs. 419-506-2102 51ctf NICE 2 BDRM. GROUND LEVEL apartment. 1 mile west of Antwerp. Quiet country settting. Laundry facility on premises and included in rent. 260-385-8799. 37ctf NEWLY REMODELED IN PAULDING. $500/mo. plus deposit. No pets. 419-2582345. 36 2 BEDROOM APRTMENTS for rent in Paulding and Defiance. Please call Jodi at 419399-2419 for more details.



3 BDRM. 2 BATH HOME $450 rent or own in Brentwood Community next to Vagabond Restaurant 419388-9977. 43ctf PAULDING STORAGE CENTER: Now renting storage units. Different sizes available. Call 419-399-2419 for info.18ctf NOW LEASING: ONE & TWO BEDROOM APARTMENTS. Deposit & lease required. No pets. Please call Straley Apts. at 419-3994444 or 419-399-3721 35ctf PAULDING MINI STORAGE UNITS. Located at south side of Paulding on US 127. Various sizes. Please call 419-399-4444 or 419-399-3721 20ctf REPLACING FOOTER AND FOUNDATION - basement repair floor leveling, roofing, cement work. Call Bill Miner 419-596-3018 34c8 3 ACRE LOT in nice area, 3 miles South of Sherwood $9,900, $500 down, $119 mo. 828-884-6627. 32ctf IN PAULDING - THREE BROTHERS RESTAURANT AND PUB now accepting applications for wait staff. Please apply in person at Birdstone, Inc - 602 E. Perry St. during the hours of 10am-noon and 1pm-4pm, Monday thru Friday. Also accepting applications for Brookside Express and drive-thrus. 37p3 STUDENTS WELCOME - 18 & OVER. 26 Positions Available. Customer Service, Management, Human Resource, Appointment Setters, Administrative Assistant, Set Up & Display. CALL NOW FOR INTERVIEW. 419-7854510 37p2 UTILITY WORKER. The Village of Paulding is currently seeking an individual to fill a




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full-time position with its Utility Department. This position is responsible for operating heavy equipment; and performing street, parks, cemetery, water distribution, and sewer collection system maintenance. Minimum qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent, an ability to perform a minimum of lifting/physical exertion requirement of 50 pounds, and posses a valid Ohio C.D.L. (Class B) with tanker endorsement or obtain one within six (6) months of hire. Due to Federal regulations, employees may be subject to drug testing. Applications are available at the Village Office, 116 S. Main St., Paulding, Ohio, MondayFriday 8am-5pm. Application deadline is May 17th. The Village of Paulding is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 36c3 DRIVER/YARD POSITION, LOCAL CLASS A CDL, DELIVERY DRIVER NEEDED. Duties include delivery to customers, loading and unloading truck. Must be able to lift 100lbs. Full benefit package included. Must apply in person at Midwest Tile and Concrete Products, Inc. 4309 Webster Rd., Woodburn, In 46797 35ctf EXPERIENCED MAINTENANCE MAN NEEDED IN PAULDING, OHIO. Must have drivers license, pass drug screen and background check. Send resume to: Attention Brad Belcher, Buckeye Family, 827 N. Main St., Marion, Ohio 43302 34p4

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larities in bids, to reject any or all bids, and to conduct such investigation as necessary to determine the responsibility of a bidder. 36c2 SHERIFFS SALE OF REAL ESTATE General Code, Section 11681 Revise Code, Section 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, PAULDING COUNTY: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES L. DAVIS, ET AL., Defendants, Case No. CI 12 196. Pursuant to an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the East door of the Courthouse in the Village of Paulding, in the above named County, on Thursday, the 6th day of June, 2013 at 10:00 oclock A.M., the real estate located at: 15010 State Route 127, Cecil, Ohio 45821 Parcel Number: 1324S-004-00

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SHERIFFS SALE OF REAL ESTATE General Code, Section 11681 Revised Code, Section 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, PAULDING COUNTY: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL A S S O C I AT I O N , Plaintiff, vs. ABBY SHUMAKER, I N D I V I D U A L LY AND AS THE FIDUCIARY OF THE ESTATE OF BARRY M. SHUMAKER, ET AL., Defendants, Case No. CI 13 024. Pursuant to an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the East door of the Courthouse in the Village of Paulding, in the above named County, on Thursday, the 6th day of April, 2013 at 10:10 oclock A.M., the real estate located at: 207 Wayne Street, Haviland, Ohio 45851 Parcel Number: 0606S-028-00

Said premises appraised at Twenty-one Thousand and No/100 ($21,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. The appraisal of this property was completed without an interior inspection. Neither the Sheriffs Office nor the appraisers are responsible for the condition of the property at the time the purchaser takes possession. TERMS OF SALE: Ten percent down on day of the sale and balance before deed is to be issued. Sheriff Jason K. Landers Paulding County, Ohio pauldingohsheriff.com Pamela A. Fehring, Attorney for Plaintiff 36c3 SHERIFFS SALE OF REAL ESTATE General Code, Section 11681 Revised Code, Section 2329.26 THE STATE OF OHIO, PAULDING COUNTY: THE STATE BANK AND TRUST COM-

PANY, Plaintiff, vs. PATRICIA MOSIER aka PATRICIA A. MOSIER, ET AL., Defendants, Case No. CI 13 029. Pursuant to an Order of Sale in the above entitled action, I will offer for sale at public auction, at the East door of the Courthouse in the Village of Paulding, in the above named County, on Thursday, the 6th day of June, 2013 at 10:05 oclock A.M., the real estate located at: 18280 State Route 114, Grover Hill, Ohio 45849 Parcel Number: 2425S-010-00 Said premises appraised at Sixty Thousand and No/100 ($60,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. The appraisal of this property was completed without an interior inspection. Neither the Sheriffs Office nor the appraisers are responsible for

the condition of the property at the time the purchaser takes possession. TERMS OF SALE: Ten percent down on day of the sale and balance before deed is to be issued. Sheriff Jason K. Landers Paulding County, Ohio pauldingohsheriff.com Stanley J. Yoder, Attorney for Plaintiff 36c3 LEGAL NOTICE The Paulding County Carnegie Library (Library) will accept sealed bids addressed to the Fiscal Officer, 205 S Main St., Paulding, OH 45879, until 12:00 noon local time on Friday, May 31, 2013, for the Interior Refurbishment of the Historic Carnegie Library (painting, flooring, and window coverings). Bids will be opened at 1:30 pm and read publicly by the Fiscal Officer. Bids received after that time will not be accepted. A complete description of the project and de-

sign board, are available for review by contacting the Fiscal Officer at (419) 3992032 or mstahl@pauldingcountylibrary.org. Appointments to view these and inspect the building can be made with the Fiscal Officer by calling (419) 3992032. Appointments are available from Monday Friday 9:00am-4:00pm. All bids must be accompanied by a Bid Guaranty in accordance with Ohio Revised Code Section 3375.41 (D) in the form described in the Instructions to Offerors. Prevailing wage rates may be required for this Project. Each bid shall conform to applicable ORC requirements; the bidder must use the forms included with the Request for Proposal. No Bidder may withdraw its bid within ninety (90) days after the bid opening. The Library reserves the right to waive irregu-

Said premises appraised at Forty-five Thousand and No/100 ($45,000.00) Dollars and cannot be sold for less than two-thirds of that amount. The appraisal of this property was completed without an interior inspection. Neither the Sheriffs Office nor the appraisers are responsible for the condition of the property at the time the purchaser takes possession. TERMS OF SALE: Ten percent down on day of the sale and balance before deed is to be issued. Sheriff Jason K. Landers Paulding County, Ohio pauldingohsheriff.com Jeffrey R. Jinkens, Attorney for Plaintiff 36c3 Ohio Revised Code 1701.87 PUBLIC NOTICE OF VOLUNTARY DISSOLUTION OF KOHART TRUCKING, INC. an Ohio corporation To all creditors and claimants of Kohart

Trucking, Inc.: Notice is hereby given that on July 1, 2012, KOHART TRUCKING, INC., an Ohio corporation, having its principal office in Paulding, Ohio, by unanimous written consent of its shareholders, elected to dissolve and wind up its affairs, and that a certificate of such dissolution was filed in the office of the Secretary of State of Ohio on April 15, 2013. All claims shall be presented in writing and contain sufficient information to reasonably inform the Corporation of the substance of the claim. The mailing address to which the claim must be sent is: 15360 SR 613, Paulding, OH 45879. Claims will be barred if the Corporation does not receive the claim within 60 days. Dated: 4-29-13 BOARD OF DIRECTORS, KOHART TRUCKING, INC. 36c2

Genealogists learn about once-famous mineral springs, spa near Woodburn

PAULDING The Paulding County Chapter of Ohio Genealogical Society meeting was held April 10. Members were reminded of plans for a potluck style picnic and Riverside Cemetery walk at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 in Antwerps Veterans Riverside Park. The evening program consisted of ACRES Land Trust representative, Jill (Rood) Nolls, who explained who they are, what they do and where they are located. At this time, their only preserve in Ohio is Flat Rock in Paulding County. Recently ACRES reached another milestone: preserving their 5,000th acre of land. The acquisition of the 87-acre Blue Cast Springs Nature Preserve in Allen County, Ind. increased its holdings to 5,046 acres. Blue Cast Springs, located about two miles north of Woodburn, contains deep ravines, over 3,000 feet of Maumee River frontage, active blue heron nests and mature hardwood forests. It is part of the historic Black Swamp wetlands extending from Allen County all the way to Lake Erie. The name Blue Cast came from the bluish colored mineral spring located near the Maumee River. Evidence showed a unique magnetic force not typical of mineral water. Folks described the drinking water qualities as an invigorating tonic with metabolic properties. Another spring to the south was found to produce sulfur water and mud, which spawned another business, this one to attract people looking for benefits of therapeutic baths. In 1902, Henry Schnelker, New Haven, purchased these 87 acres of land. He built a reservoir holding about 5,000 gallons of this now-popular beverage, collecting the mineral spring water 24 hours a day. Producing over 100 cases a day, Schnelkers blue and yellow label was seen throughout the United States and around the world. Bold letters proclaiming Blue Cast Mineral Water surrounded an illustration of the Fire Proof Sanitarium. Six fluid ounce bottles were described as being Carbonated and Bottled at the Springs, coming from the Blue Cast Company, Woodburn, Indiana. Schnelker sold the acreage to A.C. Hogue of Toledo in 1912. Hogue moved his family into the large farmhouse located on this land. After opening the sanitarium for business in 1913, Hogue expanded the Blue Cast Mineral Water bottling business, finding a buyer in 1926. Several Cleveland businessmen bought the company from Hogue, but closed it in 1955. A.C. Hogue used the grounds sand and gravel to build the sanitarium, made of cement and steel. A large lobby and dining room, modern kitchen and two small lounge rooms on the first floor, with 16 bedrooms on the second floor made up the facility. After a second closure, the building stood vacant, area youth imagined this place to be haunted and it suffered the consequences of vandalism. During Prohibition days, the sanitarium was said to be used as a speak easy and rumors circulated that Al Capone frequented this place. In 1939, the sheriffs department arrested 42 people aged 15 through 26. Gradually, all evidence of the sanitarium had disappeared, other than the footprint of the old cement foundation. While there is no other spring of this nature in Indiana, Blue Cast Magnetic Springs gave to Allen County a reputation for the best of natural and properly amplified facilities for the successful treatment of many ills. The renewal powers of the water at Blue Cast

Springs became known as a leading health mecca of the Midwest. Iron or steel, when immersed in this water, would become magnetized. The Blue Cast Spring has been endowed by nature with a peculiar magnetic force rarely found in any mineral water of any kind the world over. Thus Indiana could claim waters of medicinal value at Blue Cast Magnetic Springs. Anonymous notes told of dark moving shadows, red glowing orbs, cold spots with shouting and other strange noises. Other noted experiences at the rundown

A spa built at Blue Cast Springs just north of Woodburn reportedly drew such visitors as Al Capone, Clark Gable and Rita Hayworth.

sanitarium: The foyer, stairway, bathrooms and gutted out patients rooms on the second floor were marble. Ruins in the first floor were in sad shape in the 60s. Felt being watched, a real uneasy feeling. When the crickets stopped chirping, I got out of there quick! (excerpts from The Pictorial History of Fort Wayne Indiana by Bert Joseph Griswold and Mrs. Samuel R. Taylor). A couple of OGS members recalled Clark Gable stayed in this place and Rita Hayworths rumored stay was never confirmed.

Need application membership forms for First Families and Century Families of Paulding County? Contact Ray Keck 419-399-4415 or Karen Sanders by email at karen15806@gmail.com. Contact Marilyn Smith by email at mjsmith123@windstream.net or write to Paulding Co. Chapter OGS, 205 S. Main St., Paulding, OH 45879 if you are interested in any books published by genealogical society. The next public meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8 at the Paulding County Carnegie Library lower level meeting room.