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Documents released on EMA director, dog warden

Progress Editor
On May 9, the Progress submitted
written requests to the commission-
ers office for copies of any and all
complaints received by the county
regarding EMA service or activities
over the past 12 months, and also for
the dog wardens office for the same
time period. The commissioners had
said that recent decisions to move
both offices under the sheriffs office
were because of complaints but they
wouldnt discuss details, saying they
were personnel issues.
On May 23, this office received 75
pages of material from the commis-
A total of seven pages regard the
EMA office and director Randy
Shaffer. Two deal with outside attor-
ney fees regarding an alleged inci-
dent between Shaffer and another in-
dividual at a fire in January 2012.
One page is a commissioners jour-
nal entry from December involving
the radio tower at the old jail. One
page is a commissioners journal
entry from August in which
Commissioner Tony Zartman com-
mended and complimented Shaffer
for his hard work during the June
wind storm.
A third commissioners journal
entry from April 2013 documenting
the executive sessions with the EMA
board and with Shaffer. The final
two pages are copies of the EMA
boards motion recommending ter-
mination of the agreement.
The remaining 68 pages pertain to
the dog shelter and dog warden
Georgia Dyson.
Eight of these pages involve inci-
dents more than a year ago, beyond
the scope of the request. However,
most were about an individual com-
plaining about a problem with pit
bulls in Latty.
Overall, the balance of the docu-
mented complaints involved a hand-
ful of situations; some were numer-
ous complaints by the same individ-
ual and and others were the same lo-
cation with more than one com-
Six pages note meetings between
Dyson and the commissioners re-
garding routine items such as dog
tag sales, vehicle quotes and pur-
chasing a power washer.
Another six pages are commis-
sioners journal entries about meet-
ings with the public on issues such as
recent dealings with the dog war-
den and no immediate action
from the dog warden or sheriffs of-
One page from Dyson details lists
of calls and messages back and forth
to one individual regarding two dogs
reportedly left at a rental property.
Last September, the commission-
ers met with Dyson and discussed
her policy on responding to calls left
on the office answering machine.
The issue of ongoing complaints
was addressed and Ms. Dyson
agreed to work on a solution.
Two pages detail a couple whose
chicken coop had been destroyed in
the June storm then several chickens
were killed, by dogs, they believed.
They said they had tried to contact
the dog warden and received no re-
sponse, and requested restitution for
their loss. A letter from the commis-
sioners referred to unprofessional
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Chief, Menards,
Rural King, AEP,
Dollar General,
Antwerp garage
sales June 7-8
Antwerp Chamber of
Commerce is again spon-
soring communitywide
garage sales on Friday and
Saturday, June 7-8. Simply
plan your sale, put out a
sign and the Antwerp
Chamber will advertise in
the area newspapers. The
chamber does not issue
maps with the sale locations
so there is nothing to sign
up for; just put a sign at
your sale location.
It will be a busy weekend
in Antwerp with sidewalk
sales both days and a 5K
run and the annual
Cleveland Street Rib Fest
on June 8.
Summer library
programs start
Antwerp Branch of the
Paulding County Carnegie
Library has started taking
registrations for the summer
reading program called
Dig Into Reading. This
program will start June 19
and is open to children who
will be in kindergarten
through fourth grade in the
The branch has a new
summer event this year
called the Chapter By
Chapter Book Club for chil-
dren any age. Staff will be
reading aloud to children
every Monday from 4-4:30
p.m. starting June 3 and
ending on Aug. 5. Children
who love to be read to
should register for this pro-
gram. Please call the
Antwerp Branch Library for
more information at 419-
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VOL. 138 NO. 40 PAULDING, OHIO 419-399-4015 www.progressnewspaper.org WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013 ONE DOLLAR USPS 423620
WHAT: American
Cancer Societys Relay
For Life annual
WHEN: 6 p.m.
Friday, May 31 through
noon Saturday, June 1
WHERE: Paulding
County Fairgrounds
WHO: Sponsored by
American Cancer
See RELAY, page 2A See SIERER, page 2A
Staff Photo/Paulding County Progress
INJURY ACCIDENT ON US 24 Four pesons reportedly were injured in a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon, May 27, at
U.S. 24 and Road 133 in Emerald Township. One person was transported by air ambulance. The Ohio State Highway Patrol
had no details at press time Tuesday.
Pauldings Roger Sierer and his wife, Elaine, are appreciating each other and taking life a day
at a time since he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2010. Roger is among the honorary
survivors for this years annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life. He will help lead the
Survivor Lap this Friday to open the two-day event.
Pool to
June 3
ding Municipal Swim ming
pool is set to open on
Monday, June 3.
Hours will be Monday-
Thursday, noon-6:30 p.m.;
Friday and Saturday, noon-
7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 1-
6:30. The cost to get in the
pool is $3. Children under 3
and adults over 65 are free.
The pool manager Kelly
Gaston said that the pool is al-
most ready to go and they are
still doing some cleaning and
minor maintenance work, but
things are on schedule.
Gaston also commented
that she had seven new peo-
ple on the front desk and all
nt even know what PSA meant. He told me
that it referred to the prostate. He said that nor-
mal is 4.0 or less and mine was over 11.0. He
told me that I needed to get it checked out.
He directed me to a urologist that comes out
to the hospital on Wednesdays, con-
tinued Sierer. That morning be-
fore I went out there, I saw on tel-
evision where doctors have a
tendency to over-diagnose
sometimes on prostate
cancer. I asked the doctor
if he minded if I had an-
other test.
The next week, the
number was up even more,
13.0. The physician was
emphatic to the local busi-
nessman that he needed to get
things taken care of. A series of biopsies con-
firmed the cancer diagnosis.
The doctor told me that I needed to have
surgery to have it (prostate) taken out, said
Sierer. He also told me that I had a slow kind
Feature Writer
When Elaine Sierer asked her husband,
Roger, to take advantage of a spouses blood
test in March of 2010, his first response was,
Absolutely not, I dont need
it, I am in good health.
Every March the
school has a blood screening
for employees and their spous-
es, explained Sierer. Elaine
kept asking me if I wanted
one. I kept saying that I didnt
need it.
Ten days after the screening,
Sierer went with Elaine to an ap-
pointment in the office of their family
physician, Dr. Wendell Spangler.
As always, her results were good, said
Sierer. Then I asked him about mine. He
looked through it and seemed pretty satisfied
until he got to the bottom of the sheet. He had
a startled tone in his voice and said, Your PSA
numbers are up. These numbers are really
I asked him what he was referring to. I did-
Sierer enthusiastic about
cancer prevention efforts
Band Groupie Contest. You
wont want to miss this.
The Luminaria Ceremony
will take place at 9:50 p.m.
until 10:30 p.m. on Friday
night. Chairman of the event
Stephanie Hull said, This is
a very emotional time and
everyone is invited to attend.
Luminarias are lit and placed
around the track in honor or
memory of loved ones.
Luminaria can be purchased
at the relay or in advance.
This year people could in-
clude pictures of their loved
ones on their luminary if
they want to.
There will be a DJ on
scene all night playing music
as well as a silent auction.
From 11 p.m. until mid-
night there will be Music
Trivia with the We Cancer
Vive team
At midnight, there will be
a game called, New to
Relay Game. The game
will be similar to the
Newlywed Game.
From 1-2 a.m., you can
play Musical Chairs with
Progress Staff Writer
Relay For Life of Paulding
County will be held from 6
p.m. Friday, May 31, until
noon on Saturday, June 1, at
the Paulding County
Fairgrounds. The theme for
this year is Rockin It Out
To a Cure.
This is also the 20th-year
celebration of the local relay,
and with the lifetime fund-
raising now just $200,000
away from the $1 million
Last year, Paulding
County Relay For Life net-
ted $122,597. This year the
goal is to raise $129,000 for
The Relay For Life will
commence at 6 p.m. with the
opening ceremonies and the
raising of the flag.
Also at 6 p.m. there will
be the survivors, caregivers
and team captains laps.
Those participating in the
Survivors lap may register at
5:15. This years honorary
survivors are John
LaFountain, Richard
Nickols and Roger Sierer. If
you are a cancer patient, can-
cer survivor, caregiver or a
team captain, please attend
so you can be among those
being honored.
The Miss Relay Contest
will be held beginning at
6:30 p.m.
From 7:30-8 p.m., get
ready to dress up and shake
your booty and prepare to do
the Harlem Shake. A video
and the event will be spon-
sored by Erika Pease
Photography. From 8-9 p.m.
there will be the Hair Band
Pixel Pacers and at the same
time there will be a Best
Relay For
Life is May
31-June 1
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At 11:30 until 11:59 there will
be the closing ceremonies and
a 20-year celebration, fol-
lowed by the first lap for
2014s Relay For life.
Hull said, We have faith
that everyone in Paulding
County will join us in the fight
against cancer. We just want
everyone to come out and
have a good time while raising
money for Relay for Life.
For further information
concerning the local Relay for
Life May 31 and June 1, see
the Web site at www.relayfor-
County Hospitals annual
Family Health Day is once
again upon us. The annual
event, held this year on
Saturday, June 8, draws in
hundreds of community mem-
bers who are interested in tak-
ing part in the unique opportu-
nities available.
This year the event, held in
conjunction with the John
Paulding Days celebration,
will once again be held in the
Medical Office Building but
displays will be located
throughout much of the hos-
The big draw (no pun in-
tended) is the blood profile of-
fered. It is a fantastic selection
of tests designed to screen
many different body systems.
It is a great monitor for some-
one who is taking cholesterol-
lowering medications or dia-
betic meds.
Even for those who are not
watching a specific problem,
this is a great opportunity to
get a snapshot of your general
health. Results of the blood
profiles are sent back to the
participants within 10 days of
the event. As always, after re-
ceiving your results, it is
strongly recommended to send
your physician a copy.
A list of tests offered can be
found on the website
tal.com, under the MY PCH
drop down tab, along with
downloadable registration
forms, payment information
and detailed instructions on
how things work on that day.
The only fees involved are
low charges for the blood tests,
most other screens are offered
free of charge.
Hospital services and organ-
izations from the community
will be present with interactive
booths for people of all ages.
Preregistration packets are
available at the hospital
switchboard and other loca-
tions. It is a great idea to pre-
register as this saves time on
the day of the event.
The event starts at 7:30
a.m., and will wrap up at 11
a.m. The participants must fast
for 10-12 hours, but may drink
water and take normal medica-
After the blood draw, many
people take advantage of the
fundraiser breakfast held in the
dining room of the hospital.
This fundraiser is held for
Relay for Life and a lot of peo-
ple are ready for a great sit-
down breakfast. Carry-outs
are also available.
Other popular screenings
are the DermaScan, which al-
lows the participant to detect
sun damage on the face, and
Dexa Scan, a bone density
screen for osteoporosis.
Please join Paulding County
Hospital for the annual Family
Health Day on June 8. For
more information concerning
this event, please call 419-
the Crew for a Cure and from
2-3 a.m. get out your rockers
and rock for a cure with the
Rough Riders.
If you are still awake from
3-4 a.m., play Name that
Tune with the Marathon
Moms. There is to be a Jimmy
Buffet themed event, Its 5
oclock Somewhere from 5-
6 a.m. From 6-7 a.m. there is
to be exercise with the
Bootcamp Major Fitness
Are you ready for break-
fast? There is to be a Pancake
and Sausage breakfast,
sausage biscuits and gravy
and burritos.
A Mom-to Mom sale will
begin at 7 a.m. and last until
11 a.m. and from 8 a.m. until
11 a.m. there will be the
Inaugural Relay Car Show
Drive. There is to be a kids
carnival from 8-11 a.m.
Also, at 11 a.m. there is to
be a Cornhole Tournament
with Walts Warriors plus a 5
K run will be going on from
10-11:30 a.m.
At 10 am there is a Tae
Kwon Do Demonstration with
the Pil-Sung Academy.
At 11 a.m. on Saturday the
winners of the silent auction
of cancer. I asked him how
long I had if I didnt have sur-
gery and he told me 10-14
years. I said, Well, I would be
80 by then.
Once again Sierer asked for
a reference for another doctor
to check out possible noninva-
sive treatment. He was given
the name of Dr. Satish
Velagapadi, a urologist at
Parkview North in Fort
Wayne. He explained other al-
ternatives to Sierer, including
radiation treatment, which he
After several weeks of
treatments, he was given a
hormone therapy and in-
formed that he could have
hormone problems. He was
then referred to Dr. John
Crawford, a radiologist at
Parkview North, to fine tune
the final portion of treatments.
In addition, his body was
matched up with a special
treatment plan where he
would receive 48 radiation
Each treatment lasted
about seven minutes. It had no
after effects, said Sierer.
They told me that (lack of af-
tereffects) was because I was
in such good health otherwise
that I was able to tolerate the
Several months after the
disease was originally discov-
ered, Sierer finished his final
treatment on Nov. 9, 2010.
At first I took blood tests
every three months for the
first year, then every six
months. Now I am down to
once a year, said Sierer.
Following radiation treat-
ments, Sierers PSA number
had dropped to .03, one of the
lowest that the attending
physician had ever seen.
But then Sierers struggle
with cancer had emerged in a
different place. He had been
diagnosed with a type of
melanoma on his face.
For that, through a close
family friend, Doreen Vance,
who worked for Summit
Plastic Surgery, he was re-
ferred to Dr. Albert Morrison,
who observed and treated the
Ironically, when skin was
grafted to treat the melanoma,
it corrected a hearing problem
he had experienced in his right
These days, Sierer cant
thank enough his wife, Vance
and physicians who assisted
with his treatment.
I was such a macho; I
thought, This will never hap-
pen to me, said Sierer.
Now, Im so glad I got in
there and got it done. I am
thankful to be in the position
of a survivor for the Relay; I
am honored and I want to tell
everyone that if they love their
wives, their kids and their
grandkids, get in there and get
it done.
Im living one day at a
time; Im not looking ahead.
Im just living each day the
best that I can, Sierer said.
Sure, Ive always kept my-
self busy, but I had to take the
time out to get this taken care
of. Im glad that I did.
I kept insisting that he get
the treatments; Im glad that I
didnt give up. Hes a good
husband and a good father,
said Elaine.
She saved my life; Im
glad that I listened to her, and
to everyone who helped and
encouraged me along the
way, Sierer said.
attitude on Dysons part and
promised every effort is
being made to ensure it does-
nt recur.
At the same time, the com-
missioners received two let-
ters from a woman and her
daughter after an conversation
with Dyson over two dogs and
two horses. The family al-
leged the dog warden got
irate and angry and com-
plained about her treatment of
On Oct. 3, the commission-
ers issued a verbal warning
against Dyson, citing the
continuing practice of not re-
sponding to calls in a timely
fashion. Also, once communi-
cation is established, being
disrespectful and belligerent.
For corrective action, they in-
structed her to listen to an-
swering machine daily and re-
spond daily. Be polite and re-
Dyson responded with a
three-page statement with a
supplemental report from vet-
erinarian Dr. Melissa
Bowman. Dyson denied that
she had been rude or disre-
spectful. She said it is diffi-
cult to tell people and get them
to understand that I cannot
handle all the after hour calls.
She further refuted some of
the other issues and com-
Five different sheriffs inci-
dent reports (totaling 24
pages) from Dec. 20 through
Feb. 7 involve an ongoing sit-
uation of complaints of loose
dogs at a preschool on Road
111. The complainant contact-
ed the sheriffs office several
times about dogs being on the
property. The deputy contact-
ed the dog warden.
In the second incident re-
port, the complainant asked
about the status on the dogs,
and felt the dog warden should
have cited the dogs owners.
The third and fourth inci-
dent reports involve calls from
the complainant regarding the
dogs defecating on the pre-
school property. The first three
reports were made in late af-
In the fourth report, made at
8:14 a.m., the caller said there
were three large black dogs
that were aggressive. She was
not satisfied with the actions
of the dog warden.
The fifth and final report
again was about the dogs defe-
cating in the yard and the
owner allegedly made an ob-
scene gesture to the com-
plainant. A deputy asked
Dyson to issue a citation and
try and stop this continuing
complaint. According to
county court records, the dog
owner was given three cita-
tions for failure to confine dog
and was fined on each count.
Four documents deal with
letters from three Grover Hill
residents in February pertain-
ing to loose dogs and lack of
response to calls to the dog
warden. The letters were re-
ceived during a meeting with
one of the complainants.
Two pages are commission-
ers journal entries on meet-
ings in early March with
Dyson and newly hired assis-
tant warden Ken Huckabaa.
Both included references to
requiring Dyson to keep logs
of phone calls and providing
copies for commissioners re-
view on a weekly basis.
A March 27 journal entry
reported on a meeting with
Dyson in which she reported
receiving 30 calls on one day.
The final three pages in-
volve commissioners journal
entries on May 1, in which
they voted to transition the
dog warden office to the sher-
iffs office and terminating
Dysons and Huckabaas em-
ployment, and a May 6 press
conference covering EMA
and dog shelter questions.
John Paulding Days reaches out to all interests June 6-8
Feature Writer
PAULDING At first, the
thought of being grand marshal for
John Paulding Days was humbling
but not thought-provoking to State
Rep. Tony Burkley. However, as the
days have gone by since he and his
wife, Nancy, were first chosen to be
this years co-grand marshals,
Burkley has become more humbled
at the thought.
I guess when I started to think
about past grand marshals like Herb
Monroe, the thought of being se-
lected started to really get to me,
said Burkley. I told Erika
(Willitzer, executive director,
Paulding Chamber of Commerce)
that you would think that with the
kind of business Im in, I would be
more confident about this type of
thing. This is a real honor for me.
When I think of grand marshal,
I view some of the people who have
held that position before. I dont
feel like I am someone special like
some of them, continued Burkley.
This is quite an honor; you never
think of yourself as deserving
something like this.
This years event kicks off on
Thursday evening, June 6, with
rides and concessions by D&D
Putting & Amusements opening at
5 p.m. and the grand parade at 7
Following the parade, from 8-10
p.m., there will be a free Family
Music Fest sponsored by the
Salvation Army of Paulding County
and the Compass Youth Center of
Defiance for all three days.
Other festival sponsors are City
Beverage, First Federal Bank,
Paulding County Hospital, A Plus
Propane and Time Warner Cable
Business Class.
Once again on Friday, things will
get under way at 5 p.m. with the
opening of rides and concessions.
The free Family Music Fest will
also continue from 5-10 p.m.
Also on Friday, at 6 p.m., chil-
dren from the community will be
invited to participate in a Courtyard
Candy Drop on the courthouse
Kids are invited to line up
around the lawn of the courthouse
and when we say go, they can
walk around the lawn and pick up
sweat treats, said Willitzer.
Willitzer noted that anyone wish-
ing to donate bags of candy can do
so by dropping them off at the
Paulding County Senior Center.
One of the big moments of the
festival is the crowning of Miss
Paulding County at 7 p.m. on
Friday at the Paulding High School
Auditeria. Eight girls from Paulding
High School and Wayne Trace High
School will be competing for the
crown this year.
Contestants include Felita
Guyton, Paulding; Olivia
Hoisington, Paulding; Kylie
Bishop, Paulding/Vantage;
Mackenzie Haney, Wayne Trace;
Hayle Simonin, Paulding; Alex
Chandler, Paulding; Lauren Speice,
Wayne Trace/Vantage; and Mayah
Nance, Paulding.
Last years winner was Britney
Tickets are $5 and are available at
the door, from contestants or by
calling 419-302-3845. Over $500 in
scholarships will be awarded to the
winners, with a 50/50 raffle for the
Saturday morning, the fun of the
festival will be incorporated with
the Paulding County Hospital
Health Fair, from 7:30-11 a.m. at
the hospital. Those tests available to
be performed include comprehen-
sive health panel, thyroid screen,
hemoglobin AIC and PSA.
Those who participate in the test-
ing are invited to take advantage of
a Relay For Life fundraiser break-
fast that will be held at the hospital
dining room after the blood draw.
The cost is $3.
On the square, John Paulding
Days wraps up with rides and con-
cessions open from noon-10 p.m.
Special pricing will be in effect for
Kids Day.
The free Family Music Fest will
provide live entertainment from 5-
10 p.m.
When villages have this kind of
activity, it gets communities in-
volved in things where they come
in contact with people they would-
nt have otherwise, said Burkley.
Its sort of a front porch mentali-
ty where you get to know your
neighbors and other people in town.
It also draws in a lot of people that
come to visit during that time.
It might not be a large endeavor
like much larger communities have,
but it is a homecoming of sorts,
Burkley said. Its another opportu-
nity to highlight the community and
its businesses.
PCH to host annual
Family Health Day
PAYING TRIBUTE TO FALLEN SOLDIERS John Moon (left) of Grover Hill, former VFW na-
tional commander, was guest speaker for Memorial Day services at Live Oak Cemetery in
Paulding. A wreath was placed on the unknown soldier marker. Despite the cool, rainy weath-
er, hundreds of residents gathered at ceremonies large and small around the county to honor
those who sacrificed their lives for their nation.
Della Rowe, age 86, died
Monday, May 20 at CHP In-
patient Hospice, Defiance.
She was born Feb. 7, 1927
in Fort Wayne, the daughter
of Walter W. and Alberta N.
(Turner) Brown. On March
19, 1990, she married Robert
Leroy Rowe, who preceded
her in death on March 10,
Alberta is survived by five
children, Larry (Rose) Rowe,
White Lake, Mich., Robert
(Diania) Rowe, Shelby
Township, Mich., Margaret
Ann (Lavon) Ross, Adrian,
Mich., Constance Rowe Sul-
livan, Fort Wayne, and Nancy
(Pat) Okuley, Toledo; eight
grandchildren; and seven
She was preceded in death
by her parents; husband; a
daughter, Teresa Brown; two
brothers, Emmett and Walter
Brown; and a sister, Dorothy
B. Woodson.
Funeral services will be
conducted 11 a.m. Saturday,
June 1 at Den Herder Funeral
Home, Paulding, with the
Rev. Ben Lowell officiating.
Burial will follow in Middle
Creek Zion Baptist Church
Cemetery, Grover Hill.
Visitation will be from 4-8
p.m. Friday, May 31 at Den
Herder Funeral Home, and
one hour prior to services on
In lieu of flowers donations
may be made to CHP Hos-
Online condolences may be
sent to www.denherderfh.com.
LATTY Stanley Owen
Mohr, age 67, died Tuesday,
May 21 at Van Wert Inpatient
Hospice, Van Wert.
He was born Oct. 29, 1945
in Van Wert, the son of Doyl
R. and Beulah E. (Danklef-
sen) Mohr. On Sept. 8, 2000,
he married Myria Dene
(Boyd), who survives. He
was a self-employed floor in-
staller. He was a member of
Grover Hill VFW #2873,
Paulding Eagles #2405 and
the Payne American Legion
#297. He was a former volun-
teer fireman for Scott and
Paulding fire departments.
He is survived by his wife,
Myria Mohr, Latty; two
daughters, Tina Mohr of Fort
Wayne and Crista Mohr of
New Haven; seven stepchil-
dren, Michelle Siefker, Ra-
mona Oberley, Dawn
Wamsley, Lonnie Leverton
and Randy Belcher, Barry
Belcher and Danielle Osmun;
two sisters, Lynn (Jerry)
Fensler, Defiance, and Lois
(Richard) Schmucker, Pio-
neer; and 12 stepgrandchil-
He was preceded in death
by his parents.
Funeral services were con-
Friday, May 24 at Den Herder
Funeral Home, Paulding.
Burial was in Scott Cemetery,
Donations may be made to
Scott EMS.
Online condolences may be
sent to www.denherderfh.com.
PAULDING Jacqueline
S. Lamb, age 81, died
Wednesday, May 22 at her
S h e
was born
M a r c h
13, 1932
in Pauld-
ing, the
of Jack
and Min-
nie E.
(Hart) Stair. On July 24,
1954, she married Bernard
William Bill Lamb, who
preceded her in death on May
9, 2003. She was formerly
employed by Grizzly of
Paulding, and retired from
Dana Weatherhead, Antwerp,
in 1993. She was a member
of Paulding VFW Post #587
Auxiliary, Paulding Eagles
#2405 Auxiliary and was ac-
tive in Relay For Life.
She is survived by a daugh-
ter, Jodi (Bob) Price, Paulding;
a son, Michael (Becky) Lamb,
Defiance; grandchildren, Chad
Price, Jeff (Wendy) Price,
Jamie (Andy) Clemens, Scott
Lamb, Nikki (Jeremy) Shaffer;
great grandchildren, Alyssa,
Caydan, Sydney and Dayton
Price, Katlynn Fuller, Anna
and Konner Clemens, Jesse
Lee, Dawson Lamb, Kelsey
and Sydney Shaffer; and a
Talynn Parrett.
She also was preceded in
death by a great-grandson,
Jack Clemens.
Funeral services will be
conducted 11 a.m. today, May
29 at Den Herder Funeral
Home, Paulding, with the
Rev. Dave Meriwether offici-
ating. Burial will follow in St.
Paul Cemetery, Paulding.
Visitation will be one hour
prior to services.
Donations may be made to
CHP Hospice or Relay For
Online condolences may be
sent to www.denherderfh.com.
PAYNE Charles Bill
Copsey, 92, of Payne, died
Wednesday, May 22 at his
PAYNE Carma Jean Doc-
tor, 84, of Payne, died Thurs-
day, May 23 at Paulding
County Hospital.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Paulding County Progress - 3A
Obituaries Updated weekdays at www.progressnewspaper.org
The Amish Cook
By: Lovina Eicher
Since we skipped having
church services here a year
ago, because of the fire, we
never did give the basement a
thorough cleaning. With the
heating stove down there all
winter, it accumulates dust.
The water that was sprayed
from the fire in the boys bed-
room seeped all the way to
the basement making black
markings here and there.
Thursday will be the wed-
ding for Joel and Alma.
Susans suit is all done.
Meanwhile, a friend from
church is helping out by
sewing daughter Elizabeths
cape and apron for her suit.
Elizabeth was able to sew the
dress, but the wedding day
was coming up too fast for
her to get the other items
Daughter Lovina will have
her 9th birthday on Saturday,
May 18. She is excited about
that and is having her school
friends over on Monday, May
20 for a sleepover. She al-
ready has the evening
How could nine years have
passed so quickly? We had
only been living in Michigan
for eight weeks before she
was delivered by emergency
c-section 3 weeks before her
due date. I didnt even have a
doctor here in Michigan yet,
so we had some anxious mo-
ments. God once again had
His protecting hand over us.
Our sympathy goes to Ar-
lene from Dayton, Va. She
was here for a visit last fall
along with her parents, uncle,
This is Tuesday evening
around 10 p.m. Its late and I
should join the rest of the
family and go to bed. It seems
our days are extra full with all
the extra cleaning we are
doing, plus gardening.
Tonight we were out in the
garden planting until 8:30
p.m. We planted 92 tomato
plants. I am glad we waited to
plant as we had 29 degrees
yesterday morning.
It seems very empty
tonight as daughter Lovina
went home from school with
a friend. Only one person
missing makes such an empty
spot. I often think of families
that lose a child or parent and
the emptiness that must be
felt in the house.
It will be three years next
week that sister Emma and
Jacobs little 8-month-old Mar-
ilyn was laid to rest. We still
have precious memories of her
short stay here on earth. Gods
ways are not our ways. Our
children are a gift to us from
God and only He knows
when He wants them back in
His care.
Mother would always tell us
to pray daily before and after
the birth of each child. Who
can help us better than God to
raise our dear children in this
world so full of hate and sin?
Today we were cleaning in
the basement again. We were
gathering things we dont use
or need. Im hoping I can
have a garage sale next week
to get rid of the extras. The
basement seems to be our
place to accumulate so much.
aunt, and cousin, Sharon.
Sharon is a penpal with
daughter Elizabeth.
Arlene was married on
April 10 to Aaron. On April
30, Arlene found her husband
had passed away in his sleep.
How shocking this had to be
for her and everyone in the
community. May God give
her strength and comfort to
go on through this trial in her
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4 eggs, boiled, peeled, and
1/4 cup flour
1 cup milk
1 cup shredded cheese
Bread crumbs, 2-3 slices
4 tablespoons butter
Place eggs in the bottom of
greased casserole dish, sprin-
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Drain asparagus and reserve
1 cup of juice (water aspara-
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Place drained asparagus on
top of eggs. In a saucepan
melt butter and then mix in
flour. Add milk and 1/2 cup
asparagus juice. As the mix-
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rest of the juice. Continue to
stir until mixture thickens.
Pour the thick sauce over the
eggs and asparagus. Sprinkle
cheese on top. Add bread
crumbs. Bake at 400 until
bread crumbs are toasted.
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Ohio Veterans Bonus ends this
year for one group of veterans
paused this past Memorial Day
weekend to pay tribute to mili-
tary service members of all
wars who made the ultimate
sacrifice for our freedom, but
its appropriate to also pay trib-
ute to living veterans and those
who serve today in our Armed
Ohio has a unique way of
thanking these recent veterans
and those who serve. Its the
Ohio Veterans Bonus, for serv-
ice given during the times of
the Persian Gulf War and the
wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
But the Ohio Veterans Bonus
wont be around forever the
deadline for Persian Gulf War
era veterans to apply is Dec.
31, 2013.
Veterans of the Iraq War era
have until Dec. 31, 2014 to
No deadline has been an-
nounced for veterans of the
Afghanistan War era.
I cant say it strongly
enough to Gulf War era veter-
ans, get busy and apply for the
bonus before it runs out the
end of December is only seven
months away, Ohio Depart-
ment of Veterans Services di-
rector Tom Moe said. Overall,
were very pleased with the re-
sponse of our veterans and ac-
tive duty military to the bonus,
but were going to keep on
spreading the word.
In particular, I want to ask
all of our Ohio veterans to
reach out to the Gulf War and
Iraq and Afghanistan vets, and
make sure theyre applying for
this, Moe continued. Often-
times, a veteran might hear
about something, but they
wont take action on it unless
the information comes from
another veteran.
The Ohio Veterans Bonus is
open to veterans of the Persian
Gulf War era as well as the eras
of the wars in Iraq and
Afghanistan, regardless of
where they served. However,
the amount available is higher
to those who served directly in
the war zones. It is also open to
the next of kin of those who
were killed in action or died of
disease as a result of in-theater
service. The bonus is not sub-
ject to federal or state taxes,
and can be used for any pur-
pose. To date, over $55.4 mil-
lion has been paid to nearly
66,000 veterans and families.
Specific criteria for award of
the Ohio Veterans Bonus is
service in the Armed Forces of
more than 90 days active duty,
not for training, during the pe-
riods of the Persian Gulf War
and the conflicts in
Afghanistan and Iraq.
For the Persian Gulf, the eli-
gible period is from Aug. 2,
1990 through March 3, 1991;
for Afghanistan, from Oct. 7,
2001 through a date to be de-
termined by the President; and
for Iraq, from March 19, 2003
through Dec. 31, 2011.
Eligible veterans must have
been Ohio residents at the time
of their entry into the service,
and must be Ohio residents
The bonus pays $100 a
month to veterans who served
in the Persian Gulf theater, or
in the countries of Afghanistan
or Iraq, up to a maximum of
$1,000. For veterans who
served elsewhere, the payment
is $50 a month up to a $500
Veterans medically dis-
charged due to injuries sus-
tained in combat can receive
$1,000, plus up to $500 for
months of service elsewhere.
Family members of those
killed in action or who died
from disease as a result of their
in-theater service can receive a
bonus of $5,000 plus whatever
the service member was eligi-
ble for, up to a total of $6,500.
Veterans needing more in-
formation or who want to
apply can call toll-free to 1-
877-OHIO VET (1-877-644-
6838) option 2, visit
or visit any county veterans
service office (see
www.dvs.ohio.gov for an inter-
active map of the county of-
fices). The department also
provides information about the
bonus through its social media
and at veterans events, and has
advertised the program in print
and broadcast media.
Ohio voters approved the
Ohio Veterans Bonus by an
overwhelming margin in No-
vember 2009. The law imple-
menting the Bonus set a
deadline for Persian Gulf War
veterans to apply of Dec. 31,
2013. The same law set the
deadline for Iraq War veterans
as the third year following a
date determined by the Presi-
dent as the end of the conflict.
Tentatively, this date is the ter-
mination date of the Iraq Cam-
paign Medal, which was Dec.
31, 2011, making the deadline
for Bonus application for serv-
ice in Iraq Dec. 31, 2014. The
clock will not start on a dead-
line for Afghanistan War era
veterans until the President de-
termines a date for the wars
What are Community
Reinvestment Areas?
PAULDING Community Reinvestment Areas (CRAs) are
geographic areas that provide for Real Estate Tax Abatements
with each CRA having its own boundaries and guidelines.
Tony Langham, county economic developer, says CRA tax
abatements are for new real estate taxes that are generated by
new investments of real property for retail, residential and in-
dustrial property, similar to real estate tax abatements on En-
terprise Zone Agreements.
The CRA agreements must be approved before construction
begins and may offer up to a 100 percent tax abatement for up
to 15 years on new real estate taxes with a compensation agree-
ment attachment.
Paulding County Economic Development Inc. (PCED) ad-
ministers the CRA agreements, maintains records for the
county and sends reports to the state.
The PCED office has tabulated data over the years on Com-
munity Reinvestment Area agreements made in Paulding
County from reports sent annually to the Ohio Department of
Development, now known as Jobs Ohio. Over the years, the
office has written 92 CRA agreements. The total monies in-
vested as itemized in these 92 agreements by new business
and/or expansions totals $6,591,219.
PCED is the office responsible for economic development
programs for businesses in Paulding County. Its goal for the
community is to not only provide tax abatement for new busi-
nesses, but also for expansions of existing businesses. If tax
abatements didnt exist in Paulding County, businesses would
locate where there are incentives. Economic development is a
very competitive business. All counties and states are compet-
ing to attract new businesses to their areas. If a county is not
competitive with incentives, it cannot compete and business
will go elsewhere. PCEDs role is to help create and retain jobs.
All businesses are drawn to communities that have a repu-
tation for being business friendly. All businesses compete in a
world market and must save money in all their expenses, in-
cluding taxes.
The Mission of Paulding County Economic Development is:
to assist business, industry and local government in develop-
ment of job opportunities and prosperity in Paulding County.
To learn more about this program as well as others, call
PCED at 419-399-8282, or email pced@bright.net. The web-
site is located at www.pced.net.
DONATES TO MONROE PARK The First Financial Bank has
made a $2,500 donation to the Herb Monroe Community Park
project sponsored by the Paulding Chamber. The park will be lo-
cated at the corner of Jackson and Main streets in Paulding
across from First Financial. Here, Randy Swary, vice-president-
office manager, presents the donation to Sonya Herber, execu-
tive director of the United Way of Paulding County and LIA
project coordinator. Donations are still being accepted for the
project and can be mailed to Friends of the Paulding Chamber
Inc. ATT: Leadership in Action Program, P.O. Box 237, Paulding
OH 45879.
4A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Sheriffs Report
Property Transfers
FORUM Readers Opinion
Express your opinion
The Paulding County Progress provides
a public forum through FORUM Reader
Opinion Letters to the Editor for area res-
idents to express their opinions and ex-
change ideas on any topic of public
All letters submitted are subject to the
Publishers approval, and MUST include an
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number for verification. We wont print un-
signed letters.
Letters should be brief and concise.
Letters must also conform to libel law and
be in good taste. Please limit letters to no
more than 500 words. We reserve the right
to edit and to correct grammatical errors.
We also reserve the right to verify state-
ments or facts presented in the letters.
The opinions stated are those of the
writer, and do not necessarily reflect that
of the newspaper.
Where to write: Letters to the Editor,
Paulding County Progress, P.O. Box 180,
Paulding OH 45879; or drop them off at
the office, 113 S. Williams St. The deadline
is noon Thursday the week prior to publi-
Paulding County Auditor Claudia Fickel (right) was guest
speaker at the Paulding Kiwanis Club and discussed the finan-
cial status of the county. Fickel reported that the county is doing
better thanks to the wind turbine revenue. She said that con-
veyance fees (transfers) are down a little bit, but sales tax is up
by 3.5%. In the first quarter of this year, our county received
$44,000 in casino money, and it is estimated that $275,000 will
be received this year from casino revenue. She reported that
several levies have already been certified to be on the fall ballot.
Program chair was Stephanie Lorentz.
Dear Editor,
Recent decisions by the
commissioners office have
certainly caused turbulence
throughout the county. I
would like to take the oppor-
tunity to present to you how
the commissioners thought
process works in making
controversial decisions.
It is our desire, as we
serve all the residents of the
county, to approach deci-
sions with humility, seeking
guidance and wisdom first
and foremost from God. As
situations are presented to
us, we analyze and investi-
gate all sides with an unbi-
ased view. We always seek
counsel from the prosecuting
attorney as to our responsi-
bility, capability and due
process. Our office is prima-
rily responsible for the fidu-
ciary needs of the county
government. This responsi-
bility is one in which we do
not take lightly. Many of the
decisions we are responsible
for carry with them the bur-
den of maintaining confiden-
tiality. Information revealed
during executive sessions or
regarding personnel matters
cannot and will not be re-
leased. We legally cannot re-
lease said information in
order to maintain peoples
The commissioners office
will always provide informa-
tion regarding any decision
made that does not violate
an individuals privacy.
However, we have no desire
to participate in tabloid jour-
nalism. We will not focus on
the negativity of individuals
actions. But instead, we rec-
ognize that changes are
sometime necessary and
focus on how these changes
will make a positive differ-
ence. We respect all county
employees and thank them
for their service. We know,
however, that as managers of
employees, difficult deci-
sions must be made.
The decisions made con-
cerning the EMA operations
and the dog warden position
certainly meet all of these
criteria. Part of our responsi-
bility is making these tough
decisions. We did not reach
this point without much dis-
cussion, deliberation, and
personal prayer. We believe
these changes will better
serve the residents and real-
ize that time will be the final
judge. We respect the rights
of citizens to ask questions
and formulate opinions. We
would hope that these opin-
ions are based on truth and
not gossip.
Respectively submitted
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Paulding Library system
seeks continued support
PAULDING The Paulding County Carnegie Library Board of
Trustees will once again ask the citizens of Paulding County to sup-
port their local libraries by approving an operations levy that will
be placed on the Nov. 5 General Election ballot.
This levy will be a continuing renewal of the existing 2.17-mill
levy with no increase and no new taxes.
Paulding Countys citizens enjoy one of the best library systems
in the country with access to bestsellers, new fiction and nonfiction,
books recorded on CD and PlayAway, e-books, magazines, news-
papers, music, movies, award-winning childrens programs, inform-
ative author and speaker events, public computers and much more.
Eighty percent of Paulding County residents are library card hold-
The library serves the entire county through three branches in the
villages of Antwerp, Oakwood and Payne; the historic main
Carnegie library in Paulding; and since 2010, a Bookmobile that
brings library materials to residents that are isolated from a library
branch. The Bookmobile also provides library service to preschools,
nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
The Paulding County Carnegie Library was funded in 1912 as
the first Carnegie-funded public library in America designed to
serve an entire county. The library is an independent political sub-
division and is governed by a board of trustees appointed by the
judge of the common pleas court. Current board members are Sue
Derck, president; Terry Wehrkamp, vice-president; Corey Walker,
secretary; K. Sue Thrasher, Suzanne Rister, Charlene Grant and Ron
For more information about the library call 419-399-2032 or visit
the librarys website at www.pauldingcountylibrary.org.
The term et al. refers to and others; et vir., and hus-
band; et ux., and wife.
Auglaize Township
Hilliard McCloud, et al. by Sheriff to Federal
National Mortgage Association; Sec. 22, 1.5
acres. Sheriffs deed.
Benton Township
Federal National Mortgage Association to
Joseph H. and Terel C. Morehead; Sec. 10, 0.809
acre. Warranty deed.
Blue Creek Township
Alvin T. Donaldson to Linda L. Donaldson;
Sec. 23, 1.033 acres. Judgment entry.
Darrel F. and Marilyn J. Rhoad to Darrel F.
and Marilyn J. Rhoad, trustees; Sec. 2, 42.2
acres. Quit claim.
Brown Township
Virgil Thrasher to Virgil Thrasher Life Estate,
et al.; Sec. 17, Lots 50-52, Cooper Fourth
Riverview, 0.69 acre. Quit claim.
Bernard L. English Jr. and Pamela Renollet,
trustees to Bernard L. English Jr.; Sec. 24, 141.07
acres. Trustee deed.
Bernard L. English Jr. and Pamela Renollet,
trustees to Pamela Renollet; Sec. 25, 80 acres.
Trustee deed.
Bernard L. English Jr. and Pamela Renollet,
trustees to Bernard L. English Jr.; Sec. 24, 79
acres. Trustee deed.
Bernard L. English Jr. and Pamela Renollet,
trustees to Pamela Renollet; Sec. 25, 80 acres.
Trustee deed.
Justus S. Courtright to Gloria N. Sherman;
Sec. 8, Lot 8, 19.84 acres and Sec. 17, 29.5 acres.
Judgment entry.
John N. and Michele S. Porter to John N. and
Michele S. Porter Life Estate, et al.; Sec. 31,
40.751 acres and 66.832 acres. Quit claim.
Hulet Arms, dec. to Linda R. Arms; Sec. 34,
0.449 acre, 0.79 acre and 2.294 acres. Affidavit.
Linda R. Arms to Linda R. and John Edward
Arms; Sec. 34, 0.449 acre, 0.79 acre and 2.294
acres. Survivorship deed.
Carryall Township
The Bank of New York Mellon to Bradley W.
and Lisa D. Laker; Sec. 3, 2 acres. Warranty
Paulding Township
Stephen Papp, dec. to Loraine M. Papp Life Es-
tate, et al.; Sec. 30, 34.03 acres. Affidavit.
Darrel F. and Marilyn J. Rhoad to Darrel F. and
Marilyn J. Road, trustees; Sec. 35, 39.173 acres,
127.74 acres and 79.12 acres and Sec. 36, 135.86
acres. Quit claim.
Washington Township
Cecelia L. and H. Douglas Bryan to Gerald
Markley; Sec. 33, 29.951 acres. Quit claim.
David Ray Torman Jr. to Dolly Little; Sec. 25,
Lot 2, Outlot, Mandale, 0.26 acre. Warranty deed.
David Ray Torman Jr. to David Ray Torman Jr.;
Sec. 25, Lot 3, Outlot, Mandale, 1.472 acres. Quit
Darrel F. and Marilyn J. Rhoad to Darrel F. and
Marilyn J. Rhoad, trustees; Sec. 34, 81 acres. Quit
Antwerp Village
Clara Belle Banks, dec. to James M. Hertel;
Lots 23-25, School Hill Addition, 0.478 acre. Fi-
duciary deed.
Latty Village
Carl J. Tope, dec. to Diane K. Blair, et al.; Sec.
36, Lot 13, Outlots, 1 acre. Affidavit.
Oakwood Village
John L. Curl, dec. to Ruth A. Curl; Lots 1 and
2, Taylor Addition and Lots 7-9, Outlots, 1.743
acres. Affidavit.
Paulding Village
Jean E. Stuart, dec. to Janet L. Penn, et al.; Lot
12, Nonemans Northside Allotment, 0.344 acre.
James M. Estle, dba Estle Properties to Estle
Properties; Lots 101 and 102, Noneman Emerald
Acres #3, 0.234 acre. Quit claim.
Janet L. and David Penn, undivided 1/2 inter-
est to Ricky L. Williamson; Lot 12, Nonemans
Northside Allotment, 0.344 acre. Warranty deed.
Connie J. and Robert Wilson, undivided 1/2
interest to Ricky L. Williamson; Lot 12, None-
mans Northside Allotment, 0.344 acre. War-
ranty deed.
Thomas A. and Kelli Stuart, et al., undivided
1/2 interest to Ricky L. Williamson; Lot 12,
Nonemans Northside Allotment, 0.344 acre.
Warranty deed.
Mary J. and Dan Mansfield, et al. to Todd D.
Walker and Tonya R. Walker; Lot 118, None-
mans Emerald Acres #3, 0.258 acre. Warranty
Payne Village
Wanda E. Wannemacher, dec. to Harold Wan-
nemacher, et al.; Lot 4, Anspach Subdivision,
0.227 acre. Affidavit.
Brian R. and Kristy L. Vest to Tina A. Baugh-
man; Lots 5 and 6, Proxmires Payne Allotment,
0.481 acre. Warranty deed.
Scott Village
Darrel F. and Marilyn J. Rhoad to Stephen
Duane and Hilary Spring Yoder; Lot 42, Original
Plat, 0.07 acre. Quit claim.
Darrel F. and Marilyn J. Rhoad to Darrel F.
and Marilyn J. Rhoad, trustees; Lots 23 and
25, Norvells Addition, 0.4 acre. Quit claim.
Thursday, May 2
9:03 p.m. Joshua R.
Williams, 33, of Haviland, was
taken to Hicksville Hospital
following a single-vehicle ac-
cident on Road 1 east of Road
106 in Harrison Township. Re-
ports say his 1988 Chevy Ca-
maro was west bound on Road
106 when he attempted to stop
at a T-intersection. He told
deputies his brakes failed. The
vehicle ended up in the ditch
off the west side of Road 1.
The car sustained functional
damage and was towed.
Monday, May 13
8:38 p.m. Deputies were
called to Melrose for a neigh-
bor problem involving a dog.
9:07 p.m. A Hicksville resi-
dent complained of telephone
Tuesday, May 14
11:53 a.m. Payne resident re-
ported telephone harassment.
10:36 p.m. Deputies assisted
the Hicksville Police Depart-
ment with transport.
Thursday, May 16
11:14 a.m. Vandalism was
reported from Road 180 in
Carryall Township.
1:32 p.m. Theft complaint
was investigated on Road 113
in Paulding Township.
2:15 p.m. A subject came on
station to report possible child
6:27 p.m. Telephone harass-
ment was reported by a male
from an undisclosed location.
6:31 p.m. Theft from houses
on Road 133 in Emerald
Township was looked into.
6:45 p.m. Theft from an
Auglaize Township business
on Ohio 637 was investigated.
6:49 p.m. Deputies assisted
the probation department in
looking for someone.
7:37 p.m. Telephone harass-
ment was the complaint from
Road 137 in Latty Township.
8:38 p.m. Deputies arrested
a subject who was not identi-
Friday, May 17
12:01 a.m. Suspicious van
was reported on Road 171 in
Brown Township.
12:12 a.m. Deputies docu-
mented a semi/deer accident on
US 24 at 127 in Crane Town-
10:19 a.m. A suspicious van
was seen at a location on Road
180 in Carryall Township
where there had recently been
a theft.
10:21 a.m. Possible child
abuse was reported from
Auglaize Township.
10:25 a.m. Drive-off theft of
gas was reported from Grover
1:05 p.m. Theft from a safe
at a location on Road 179 in
Auglaize Township.
1:56 p.m. Theft of copper
wire from off a stack of poles
along Road 71 in Crane Town-
ship was reported.
3:01 p.m. Deputies assisted
the Williams County Sheriffs
office locate a vehicle on Road
1021 in Auglaize Township.
4:18 p.m. A backing accident
on US 127 in Latty Township
was handled.
5:46 p.m. Defiance County
Sheriffs office requested
backup to locate a subject on
near Road 8 and 99 in Crane
Township. Two deputies were
on the scene more than 20 min-
11:39 p.m. Neighbor prob-
lems in Cecil involving noise
were investigated.
11:57 p.m. Paulding police
received assistance delivering
a message on Tom Tim Drive.
Saturday, May 18
10:30 a.m. The office en-
tered a vehicle as stolen for the
Paulding Police Department.
The owner later called to report
the car was found and was
11:12 a.m. Threats by cell
phone the previous evening
were noted from Ohio 637 in
Auglaize Township.
11:56 a.m. Theft of power
tools and fishing equipment
was called in from Road 171 in
Brown Township.
1:54 p.m. Domestic situation
was handled in Grover Hill.
2:22 p.m. Deputies were
called to keep the peace on
Road 87 in Paulding Township.
5:57 p.m. Phone scam was
investigated on Road 176 in
Crane Township.
7:44 p.m. Someone was re-
ported shooting at people in a
boat along Auglaize River on
Road 170 in Auglaize Town-
8:16 p.m. Theft complaint
came in from Road 133 in
Emerald Township.
9:52 p.m. Deputies docu-
mented a car/deer accident on
Road 143 in Emerald Town-
Sunday, May 19
12:35 a.m. Deputies were
called to a domestic situation in
Latty Village.
4:38 a.m. A subject was ar-
rested following a traffic stop.
7:05 a.m. Theft of a car was
called in from Ohio 114 in
Blue Creek Township.
11:51 a.m. A Paulding fire
unit spent less than 15 minutes
following up a kitchen fire on
Road 218 in Emerald Town-
3:28 p.m. An Oakwood fire
unit spent more than 15 min-
utes at a tree fire in Melrose.
4:33 p.m. Reckless operation
of four-wheelers on US 127 in
Crane Township was reported.
5:09 p.m. A passing mishap
involving a dump truck and
tractor on Road 424 in Crane
Township was documented.
5:10 p.m. A backing accident
in Melrose was handled.
Monday, May 20
8:41 a.m. Deputies were
called to Road 180 in Carryall
Township regarding contribut-
ing to the delinquency of a
9:05 a.m. Theft of items
from a barn on Road 424 in
Carryall Township was inves-
1:24 p.m. Michelle Rooks
was arrested on a warrant.
1:59 p.m. Deputies arrested
Laura Harris on a warrant.
2:50 p.m. Grass fire on Road
424 in Crane Township re-
quired just over 15 minutes by
two Cecil/Crane Township fire
3:08 p.m. Trespassing was
reported on Road 177 in
Brown Township.
9:10 p.m. Antwerp Police
Department requested assis-
tance with a domestic com-
plaint in Antwerp. Six
members of the office assisted
investigating what was found
to be a meth lab.
Tuesday, May 21
8:15 a.m. An accident in
Payne involved a semi tangled
in power lines. Payne Fire De-
partment and the sheriffs of-
fice assisted Post 81 at the
scene. No further information
was available.
7:23 p.m. Vandalism to pool
lines on Road 8 in Emerald
Township was investigated.
7:39 p.m. Suspicious vehicle
was looked into on Road 87 in
Crane Township.
10:09 p.m. Two deputies as-
sisted Oakwood police on Su-
perior Street for less than 55
Wednesday, May 22
12:35 a.m. Attempted break-
ing and entering was reported
from Cecil.
7:28 a.m. Reckless operation
was noted on US 127 in Blue
Creek Township.
7:54 a.m. Car/deer mishap
on Road 176 in Crane Town-
ship was documented.
9:34 a.m. Deputies assisted
Van Wert County Sheriffs of-
fice with transportation to US
127 in Latty Township.
10:30 a.m. Possible rape was
11:09 a.m. Theft of gas was
investigated on Road 138 in
Brown Township.
2:26 p.m. Deputies arrested
Cassandra Crites on a Defiance
County warrant.
3:17 p.m. Paulding EMS
made a run to a hospital from a
motor vehicle accident on Ohio
111 in Auglaize Township. No
further information was avail-
3:23 p.m. Theft of bank
statements from a location on
Road 133 in Emerald Town-
ship was reported.
5:14 p.m. Domestic situation
on Road 143 in Emerald
Township was handled.
Thursday, May 23
12:36 a.m. A car/deer acci-
dent on US 127 in Blue Creek
Township was documented.
12:52 a.m. Vandalism to a
car was investigated on Road
111 at Ohio 637 and Ohio
1:42 a.m. Deputies docu-
mented a car/deer accident on
US 30 in Benton Township.
8:20 a.m. Three Post 81
units investigated a rollover
accident on Road 51 south of
Road 424 in Carryall Town-
ship. Three were injured in-
cluding two airlifted by
Samaritan. Payne EMS made
a run to a hospital. Antwerp
Fire Department and the sher-
iffs office assisted at the
12:06 p.m. Domestic com-
plaint came in from Road 224
in Crane Township.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Paulding County Progress - 5A
In My Opinion
The American flag
deserves our respect
This past Monday was Memorial Day. Its a special time
where many folks turn it into a weekend celebration. Cookouts,
parties, patriotic singing, fireworks, its all part of the American
way. I remember attending several of the Oakwood Elementary
School programs on Memorial Day Monday. The kids singing,
the quiet march through town as you made your way to the river
and quietly tossed a flower in
the muddy waters as you re-
member those who have past
away. It was always a moving
experience the school and the
community shared together.
Something else you see
more so than most any other
weekend is the flying of the
American flag Old Glory the red, white, and blue. Call me
an old fuddy-duddy, but every time I see the flag it makes me
proud to be an American. I appreciate where I live and the op-
portunities I am blessed to receive.
The other day I was thinking about the many events I attend
on behalf of the newspaper that involves the flag. Before the
opening kick off at a football game or the tip off at a basketball
game the flag is displayed and those in attendance rise to their
feet and for a minute or so we sing out loud or to ourselves the
Star Spangled Banner. And when I attend a village council
meeting or a school board meeting, before the first item of busi-
ness is discussed, we stand and look at Old Glory and recite the
Pledge of Allegiance.
Attending those all important games or local meetings with
earth shattering decisions to be made, I have come to appreciate
for that opening brief moment a time of reflection. That living in
American is the real deal. Its special and I would never want to
live any place other than the good old USA.
So, I have an opinion about this flag of ours. I think it de-
serves our respect and honor. When it is on display prior to a
game, at a meeting, or passing me by in a local parade, its im-
portant that I stand, and call me old fashioned if you must, but I
place my hand over my heart, because for me, its just the thing
to do.
Recently, I attended a board meeting and we started out just
like any other meeting, with the pledge. I stood to my feet, faced
the flag, placed my hand over my heart, proudly spoke the
words, and in less than a minute I was back in my chair taking
notes for the meeting. So wheres the rub? As we were speaking
those precious words ... I pledge allegiance to the flag of the
United States of America..., there stood next to me a young
lady dressed in black, pretty much head to toe. She turned to-
wards the flag, didnt look at it, and was all slouched over as if
to say, This is the last place I want to be and she never spoke a
With my blood pressure hitting some serious high numbers, I
could hardly believe what I witnessed. Not that she had to
please me by standing at attention, recite the words or even
cover her heart, but that she missed a wonderful opportunity to
show respect to a flag and to a country that stands for freedom
and so much more. I only hope that one day she will mature to
the point that she to will become an old fuddy-duddy and appre-
ciate where she lives and what the flag truly represents.
Joe Shouse is a correspondent for the Paulding County
The opinions stated are those of the writer, and do not neces-
sarily reflect that of the newspaper.
County Court
In My
Common Pleas
Civil Docket
The term et al. refers to and others; et vir.,
and husband; et ux., and wife.
Jason C. Kreischer, Scott vs. Amanda
J. Kreischer, Middle Point. Divorce.
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., Fort Mill,
S.C. vs. Angela J. Knepper, Payne and
Terry E. Knepper, Payne and Ohio Bu-
reau of Workers Compensation, Colum-
bus and USA Department of the
Treasury, Washington, D.C. and Ohio
Department of Taxation, Columbus and
Paulding County Treasurer, Paulding.
Robert Parady, Payne and Sharon
Parady, Payne vs. Enos Brandenberger,
New Haven. Money only.
Bank of America, N.A., Plano, Texas
vs. Paul E. Perl and his unknown spouse
if any, Haviland. Forelosures.
In the matter of: Curtis L. Nestleroad,
Antwerp and Jennifer J. Nestleroad,
Antwerp. Dissolution of marriage.
Dawn N. Keeler, personally and as ex-
ecutrix of the Paul D. Keeler Estate,
Paulding vs. Walter Harris, Van Wert and
Harris Family Trust, Van Wert. Personal
Edward H. Leverton, Payne and Lon-
nie K. Leverton, Payne vs. Shelly Com-
pany, Thornville and William J.
Hoverman, Van Wert. Personal injury.
In the matter of: Jimmy R. McMichael
Jr., Paulding and Carrie L. McMichael,
Defiance. Dissolution of marriage.
Marriage Licenses
Paul Robert Joyce Jr., 36, Harlan, Ind.,
BF Goodrich and April Marie Nelson,
34, Paulding, LPN. Parents are Paul
Joyce Sr. and Mona Rodriguez; and
William Nelson and Ramona Detmon.
Administration Docket
In the Estate of Helen M. Oller, appli-
cation to administer file.
In the Estate of Virginia J. Cooper, ap-
plication to administer file.
In the Estate of David L. Bakle, last
will and testament filed.
In the Estate of Wanda A. Wan-
nemacher, last will and testament filed.
In the Estate of Carl J. Tope, last will
and testament filed.
Criminal Docket
John Reed Jr., 38, Lima, was arraigned
May 8 following service of a June 2012
warrant on indictment on him, alleging
nonsupport of dependents (F5). He
waived extradition and was released on
his own recognizance on the conditions
of no arrests and that he may child sup-
port payments as they come due. He has
a June 3 pretrial conference date with a
July 2 jury trial.
Kevin L. Clay, 28, of Van Wert, was
sentenced May 16, having been found
guilty of breaking and entering (F5). He
was ordered to serve an 11-month prison
term in the Ohio Department of Rehabil-
itation and Correction, to be served con-
secutively to a sentence from Van Wert
County. Credit was given for eight days
served. He must also pay $291 restitution
to Haviland Drainage Products plus court
David W. Pratt, 34, of Paulding, was
sentenced May 21, having previously
been found guilty of domestic violence
(F4). His sentence was four years com-
munity control sanctions on standard
conditions plus 60 days jail with credit
for time served, comply with drug and
alcohol restrictions, undergo substance
abuse evaluation and treatment through
Westwood Behavioral Health Center,
submit to random tests and pay $316
Jonathon E. Maxwell, 26, of Oak-
wood, who was indicted for illegal as-
sembly or possession of chemicals for
the manufacturing of drugs (F2), had a
court order for all tangible evidence in
the case to be preserved. He was granted
the opportunity to inspect, review and
copy all of it. A motion was also filed by the
State for a joinder of his indictment with an-
other case.
Andrew D. Hughes, 32, of Antwerp,
was arraigned May 20 following suc-
cessful service of a warrant on indict-
ment alleging nonsupport of dependents
(F5). A not guilty plea was entered. Court
dates were set for a June 18 pretrial con-
ference and an Aug. 6 trial. He waived
extradition and was released on a recog-
nizance bond on the conditions of no ar-
rests, set up a payment schedule with
Paulding County Child Support Enforce-
ment Agency, maintain current address and
seek employment.
Kenneth D. Potter, 34, of Ottawa, was ar-
raigned May 20. Not guilty pleas were en-
tered to counts of illegal manufacture of
drugs (F1), possession of chemicals to man-
ufacture drugs (F2) and endangering a child
(F3). Pretrial conference was scheduled for
June 10 with July 30-31 trial dates. His bond
was set at $500,000 with no ten percent cash
Julian M. Zamora Sr., 62, of Antwerp,
was arraigned for domestic violence (F3) re-
cently. A not guilty plea was entered. Court
dates were set for a June 10 pretrial confer-
ence and a July 3 jury trial. His bond was
set at $50,000 with no ten percent cash priv-
Donald L. Smith, 57, address unavailable,
was set for a May 22 arraignment following
successful service of a warrant on indict-
ment on May 21. He is charged with men-
acing by stalking (F4).
Teresa R. Eaton, 44, of Defiance, was ar-
raigned on charges of theft (F4) recently. A
not guilty plea was entered. Court dates
were set for a June 27 pretrial conference
and an Aug. 13 jury trial. She waived extra-
dition and was released on her own recog-
nizance on the conditions of no arrests.
Raymond L. Webster, 73, of Payne, was
arraigned for felonious assault (F2) charges
recently. A not guilty plea was entered and
court dates were made for a June 10 pretrial
conference and a July 30 jury trial. His bond
was set at $100,000 with no 10 percent cash
Ricky A. Girod Jr., 24, of Oakwood, and
Ricky A. Girod Sr., 51, of Grover Hill, both
entered not guilty pleas to illegal assembly
of chemicals to manufacture drugs (F3) and
illegal processing of drugs (F2). Bond was
set at $60,000 for the younger and $85,000
for the elder, with no cash privilege for ei-
ther. A June 10 pretrial conference was
scheduled. A July 23-24 jury trial, to be con-
ducted jointly, was set for the pair. They are
to have no contact with one another or
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Civil Docket:
Capital One Bank (USA)
N.A., Louisville, Ky. vs.
Melissa Rooks, Payne. Money
only, satisfied.
Ohio Neighborhood Finance
Inc., Cincinnati vs. Selena
Estrada, Paulding. Money only,
Pulmonary and Critical Care,
Maumee vs. Margene M. Wol-
frum, Oakwood. Money only,
Paulding Collection Services,
Paulding vs. Thomas Hall,
Napoleon. Small claims, judg-
ment for the plaintiff in the sum
of $1,286.96.
Credit Adjustments, Inc., De-
fiance vs. Dennis E. Stabler,
Payne and Angela M. Stabler,
Payne. Small claims, satisfied.
Promedica Health System,
Sylvania vs. Gary Hardy, Pauld-
ing. Other action, judgment for
the plaintiff in the sum of $341.
Kevin Rhodes, Paulding and
Jason Klingler, Oakwood vs.
Donald Smith, Paulding. Evic-
tions, judgment for the plaintiffs
in the sum of $1,679.50.
Citibank, N.A., Sioux Falls,
S.D. vs. Kathleen A. Gibler,
Oakwood. Other action, judg-
ment for the plaintiff in the sum
of $2,421.07.
Glenbrook Credit Accept-
ance Co., Cincinnati vs. Chester
L. Wesley Jr., Payne. Other ac-
tion, judgment for the plaintiff
in the sum of $10,364.04.
Glenbrook Credit Accept-
ance Co., Cincinnati vs. Holly J.
Thompson, Grover Hill. Other
action, judgment for the plaintiff
in the sum of $10,297.53.
Orthopedic Institute of Ohio,
Lima vs. Matthew D. Sensi-
baugh, Grover Hill. Other ac-
tion, judgment for the plaintiff
in the sum of $824.60.
Village of Cecil, Cardington
vs. Kerry A. Geiger, Cecil and
Michael D. Geiger, Cecil. Other
action, judgment for the plaintiff
in the sum of $552.16.
Village of Cecil, Cardington
vs. Danny L. Steel, Cecil. Other
action, dismissed.
Robert Parady, Payne and
Sharon Parady, Payne vs. Enos
Brandenberger, New Haven,
Ind. Other action, dismissed.
Criminal Docket:
Brittany R. Vogel, Hicksville,
endanger child; $100 fine, $95
costs, 90 days jail.
Norma J. White, Paulding,
telecommunication harassment;
$150 fine, $112 costs, 180 days
jail; 20 hours community serv-
ice, complete Thinking for a
Change program, two-year
probation ordered, no contact
with victim or property.
Jonathan E. Maxwell, Oak-
wood, unauthorized use; $250
fine, $112 costs, pay all by Dec.
11 or appear in court, 30 days
jail; 40 hour community serv-
ice, probation ordered.
Ricky A. Girod Sr., Grover
Hill, manufacture of drugs; de-
fendant indicted and bound over
to the Court of Common Pleas.
Raymond L. Webster, Payne,
felonious assault; defendant in-
dicted, case bound over to Court
of Common Pleas.
Joshua W. Beard, Defiance,
assault; dismissed per State.
Scott C. Cramer, Payne, two
counts telecommunications ha-
rassment; both dismissed per
James B. Jeffrey, Hicksville,
possession; $75 fine, $119
costs, to be paid within 30 days,
six-month license suspension;
may apply for limited work-re-
lated driving privileges.
Clinton S. Haney, Antwerp,
passing bad checks, five counts,
all merged; $200 fine, $149
costs, 30 days jail; pay court ap-
point counsel fees.
Stephanie R. Kremer,
Antwerp, burglary; preliminary
hearing held, probable cause
found, case bound over to
docket of Common Pleas Court,
$48 costs.
Norma White, Paulding, con-
finement of dog; $25 fine, $87
Stacey R. Hurst, Oakwood,
falsification, two counts; one
dismissed by State, $100 fine,
$169 costs, pay all by Dec. 11
or appear, four days jail with
176 suspended, under pay to
stay policy.
Tanner Jay Welch, Antwerp,
paraphernalia; dismissed per
Tanner Jay Welch, Antwerp,
possession; $75 fine, $95 costs,
pay by Dec. 11 or appear, three
days jail, six-month license sus-
pension concurrent with another
Traffic Docket:
Earnest Dotson Jr., Clinton
Township, Mich., seat belt; $30
fine, $55 costs.
Mark A. Eberle, Celina, OVI
suspension; $300 fine, $252.95
costs, pay all by Aug. 14 or ap-
pear, three days jail, six-month
license suspension; proof of fi-
nancial responsibility not pro-
vided, 177 days jail reserved.
Mark A. Eberle, Celina, hit
skip; dismissed at States re-
Mark A. Eberle, Celina, litter-
ing; $30 fine, pay all by Aug. 14
or appear.
Mark A. Eberle, Celina, fail-
ure to control; $60 fine, pay by
Aug. 14 or appear.
Joshua R. Williams, Havi-
land, unsafe vehicle; $68 fine,
$77 costs, pay all by June 12 or
Kevin W. Mowery, Ada,
67/55 speed; $33 fine, $77
Randall L. Richards Jr.,
Paulding, seat belt; $30 fine,
$47 costs.
Brent L. Dove, Noblesville,
Ind., 76/65 speed; $33 fine, $77
Jeffery A. Lockhart, Defi-
ance, seat belt; $30 fine, $47
Abby Marie Applegate, Har-
lan, Ind., seat belt; $30 fine, $47
Tina M. Neer, Paulding, stop
sign; $53 fine, $77 costs.
Laura M. Baker, Oakwood,
68/55 speed; $48 fine, $77
Ronald W. Harstad, Florence,
Ky., 72/55 speed; $43 fine, $80
Ramaswamy Shankar, Indi-
anapolis, 79/65 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
Jared R. Wengelewski, Wat-
seka, Ill., 46/20 speed; $250
fine, $127.71 costs; 10 hours
community service, 30 days jail
Tracey M. Wilson, Antwerp,
failure to reinstate; $100 fine,
$87 costs, pay $25 monthly, pay
all by Oct. 9 or appear.
Tracey M. Wilson, Antwerp,
85/65 speed; $43 fine, pay $25
monthly, pay all by Oct. 9 or ap-
Michelle L. Puthoff, Pauld-
ing, driving without a license;
$25 fine, $87 costs, pay all by
Aug. 14 or appear; proof of fi-
nancial responsibility provided.
Derek L. Ladd, Continental,
seat belt; $30 fine.
Lynn A. Hoffman, Fremont,
Ind., 65/55 speed; $33 fine, $80
Kenneth Mark Folsom II,
Payne, 68/55 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
Benjamin T. Bean, Sylvania,
75/65 speed; $33 fine, $80
Kendle R. Bruton, Green-
field, Ind., 78/65 speed; $33
fine, $80 costs.
Christopher S. Clark, Pendle-
ton, Ind., 79/65 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
Michael H. Gonzales, Pauld-
ing, seat belt; $30 fine, $47
Michael J. Knueve, Kalida,
stop sign; $53 fine, $80 costs.
Jason A. Thompson, Payne,
65/55 speed; $33 fine, $52
Stephen S. Stone, Perrysburg,
seat belt; $30 fine, $55 costs.
David C. Norris, Carmel,
Ind., 83/65 speed; $43 fine, $80
Jared C. Mason, Wyoming,
Mich., seat belt; $30 fine, $47
Kathleen A. Vachon, Pauld-
ing, stop sign; $53 fine, $77
Kenneth J. Barlow, Wabash,
Ind., 69/55 speed; $33 fine, $77
Jeffrey R. Dunn, Toledo,
75/65 speed; $33 fine, $77
Petro Xhukellari, Sterling
Heights, Mich., 64/55 speed;
$33 fine, $80 costs.
Larry R. Greathouse, Grover
Hill, stop sign; $53 fine, $77
Jeffrey M. Hill, Ney, 82/65
speed; $43 fine, $77 costs.
Diane N. Steffel, Parma
Heights, stop sign; $53 fine, $80
Zachary A. Mansfield,
Payne, 72/55 speed; $43 fine,
$77 costs.
Dora L. Welch, Payne, stop
sign; $53 fine, $77 costs.
Tanner Jay Welch, Antwerp,
OVI/under influence; $375 fine,
$165 costs, pay $50 monthly,
pay all by Dec. 11 or appear,
three days jail, six-month li-
cense suspension; ALS vacated,
community control ordered, 20
hours community service, reim-
burse appointed counsel fees,
87 days jail reserved.
Tanner Jay Welch, Antwerp,
loud exhaust; dismissed at
States request.
Tabatha L. Vogelsong, Defi-
ance, 82/65 speed; $43 fine, $85
Ramon Neufeld, Comber,
Ont., 65/55 speed; $33 fine, $77
Lillian A. Preston, Grosse
Pointe, Mich., seat belt; $30
fine, $47 costs.
Jason Aaron Brown, Oak-
wood, failure to control; $68
fine, $77 costs.
Elizabeth A. Shotts, Etna
Green, Ind., seat belt; $30 fine,
$47 costs.
Matthew L. Rayle,
Northville, Mich., 79/65 speed;
$33 fine, $77 costs.
Sherray R. Elliott, Haviland,
63/55 speed; $33 fine, $77
James R. Harris,
Spencerville, seat belt; $30 fine,
$50 costs.
Jack Romanoff III, Sylvania,
78/65 speed; $33 fine, $80
Kyle R. Blake, Avon, Ind.,
83/65 speed; $43 fine, $80
Caitlin M. Doster, Paulding,
stop sign; $53 fine, $77 costs.
Angela Ellen Chiera, Oxford,
Mich., 80/65 speed; $43 fine,
$77 costs.
Nicole L. Garland, Indi-
anapolis, 85/65 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Carl Hager, Steele, Mo.,
68/55 speed; $33 fine, $77
Billly J. Spencer, Defiance,
78/65 speed; $33 fine, $80
Keith D. Turvy, Van Wert,
stop sign; $53 fine, $77 costs.
Jeremy J. Batt, Oakwood,
seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs.
Jeffrey T. Hange, Sherwood,
71/55 speed; $43 fine, $77
Larry W. Mullins Jr., Pauld-
ing, no operators license; $250
fine, $87 costs, pay all by June
12 or appear; secure valid li-
cense, show proof of registra-
Larry W. Mullins Jr., Pauld-
ing, fictitious registration; $250
fine, pay all by June 12 or ap-
Daniel J. Jacklin, Monee, Ill.,
seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs.
Neil Richard Eibling, Payne,
driving under FRA suspension;
$50 fine, $87 costs, show proof
of insurance, pay all by Dec. 11
or appear.
Tamera R. Anderson, Pauld-
ing, 70/55 speed; $43 fine, $77
Brian L. Core, Sherwood,
71/55 speed; $43 fine, $77
Jacobus Intgroen, Geneva,
Ind., 72/55 speed; $33 fine, $80
Check for gypsy
moth infestation
By Mark Holtsberry
Education specialist
Paulding SWCD
The gypsy moth has infested many states in the northeast United
States, resulting in massive defoliation of the regions precious trees.
If you live where the gypsy moth is prevalent, you know the dam-
age this insect can cause. The leaf-eating caterpillars devour the
leaves of many hardwood trees and shrubs, giving summer scenes
a barren, wintry look
Gypsy moth larvae have been known to defoliate up to 13 million
acres of trees in one season, damaging local ecosystems and killing
trees outright. The larvae also crawl on homes, litter lawn furniture
and pools, and make outdoor activities hard to enjoy.
The gypsy moth is one of the most destructive pests of trees and
shrubs to ever be introduced into the United States. Gorging them-
selves on the leaves of up to 300 host species, gypsy moth caterpil-
lars defoliate and weaken the trees that make up our national forests
and community landscapes. Those trees that are already suffering
from drought, disease or pests are especially vulnerable and may
be killed by the gypsy moths repeated defoliation.
Before your next move, whether its out of state or just across
town, be sure to fully inspect household goods and help prevent the
spread of gypsy moths to new areas.
If you decide to do the gypsy moth inspection yourself, include
anything accessible to the insect. Inspect any article left outdoors,
stored in areas open to the outside, or stored indoors but used out-
Enjoy your spring outdoors.
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fice at 419-399-4015 during business
hours, email to progress@progress -
newspaper.org, or drop us a note to
P.O. Box 180, Paulding.)
June 1 Amber Branch,
Luke Clemens, Hailey
Dempsey, Dakota Eibling,
Donald Grubb Jr., Deb
Hoaglin, Joe Kidd, Landon
Krynock, Dan LaFountain,
Alan Phlipot, Clarice
Shininger, Zachary Stal-
June 2 Annilyn Ayers,
Bernice Hill, Danica
Lehman, Kaitlyn Rager, Bob
Sierer, Richard Stroup, Madi-
son Wappelhorst, Jodi
June 3 Barbara Andrews,
Robert J. Buchman, Paul
Cop sey Jr., Eugene Handy,
Ed Ringler, Sarah Thomas,
Sandra Wann, Carolyn Wirts.
June 4 Geovoni Davis,
Lisa Holtsberry, Hazel Major,
Jeff Okuly, Patty Escobedo
Pena, Eloise Shaw, Rosemary
Thomas, Bradley Williams.
June 5 Kyle Carlisle,
Russell Long, Jacob Nar-
done, Jill Schlegel, Kera
June 6 Dave Butler,
Melissa Lyn Carlisle, Phyllis
Gerken, Betty Lichty, Chris
Mapanao, Logan McCord,
Hayle Miller.
June 7 Clark Aden,
Katherine Anneken, Noelia
Gonzales, Mackenzie Haney,
Viola M. Stuckey, Harrison
Waldron. Relay Update
June 1 Bob and Marilyn
Ladd, Scott and Sara McIn-
tosh, Richard and Connie
June 2 Max and Eileen
June 3 Everett and Gertha
Ames, Merlin Duke and
Connie Busch.
June 4 William and Jeanne
Calvert, Lewis and Pam Renol-
May 31 Registration for survivors begins at 5:15 p.m.
May 31 Opening ceremony begins at 6 p.m.
June 1 Closing ceremony at 11:45 a.m.
This years event will be held on May 31 and June 1 at the
Paulding County Fairgrounds. For more information, visit
www.relayforlife.org and search for Paulding.

Linda Webb visits with veteran Russell Long during United Way of Paulding Countys Armed
Forces Day event May 18. Community members had an opportunity to thank veterans for their
services to our country.
United Way honors veterans
of Paulding County held an
event to pay tribute to all
service men and women on
Armed Forces Day, Saturday,
May 18 at the Chief Super-
market parking lot.
Linda Wisda sat down be-
side Russell Long to thank
him for serving our county
and he began to share when
he served back in the time of
the draft when many of the
men went into the service.
Since then he has taken a
trip to see the memorial in
Washington, D.C. For those
who have not gone there,
Russell encourages all to go
as they will enjoy it.
United Way vice president
Pam Miller presented a cer-
tificate of appreciation to
each veteran and thanked
them for their many years of
Refreshments were served
by Sarah Sajuan and Lauren
and Dakota Knieper.
Many other people also
stopped by to express their
gratitude by giving out hugs
and shaking hands with the
following veterans: John
Kohler, Don E. Adams,
Harold Williams, Richard
Bowers, Jim Wright, Dave
Hett, Russell Long, John W.
Saco and Paul Flint, as well
as others who wished to re-
main anonymous.
I think it is important to
thank our service members
whenever we get a chance. It
is because of their sacrifices
and bravery that we have the
freedoms we enjoy today
stated Sajuan, United Way
special events committee
chair. Please take the oppor-
tunity every time you identify
a service man or woman to
stop them and say thank you.
Those two little words can
mean so much.
It is such an honor to be in
the presence of veterans who
served our country unselfishly
so we may live the life of free-
dom and choice. Where would
we be without our service men
and women? said United Way
director Sonya Herber.
Passersby, and attendees
alike, were asked to donate
items to the local food pantry
while honoring service mem-
bers. Items collected will be
delivered this week to Caring
and Sharing Food Pantry.
Thank you to all who do-
nated items as well as money.
Many of these people also
shared stories experienced by
their family members while
serving our country.
Additionally, all veterans
who attended were entered into
a drawing for duffle bag gra-
ciously donated by Baughman
A special thank you to the
Chief Supermarket for their
donations and supporting this
event to honor local service
members. United Way of
Paulding County appreciates
and acknowledges Chiefs
commitment to the community.
Want to learn more about
United Way of Paulding
County? Call 419-399-8240.
Orders given in Manor
House, Essen House suit
Progress Staff Writer
PAULDING Nine orders were issued by
Common Pleas Court Judge Tiffany Beckman
last week following a hearing on all pending
motions in the Antwerp Holdings LLC case
against two former Antwerp businesses.
Present in court May 23 were Joseph Burkard
as receiver over Manor House Assisted Living
Ltd. and Essen House Restaurant Ltd., Ian Weber
as attorney for the two businesses, Robert Eheren-
man as attorney for Antwerp Holdings LLC with
managing member Kenneth Wilson and Stephen
Keister, attorney for Vancrest of Antwerp LLC.
The orders indicate Burkard will retain his po-
sition as receiver with full financial control over
both. His second account and report were ac-
Burkard was authorized to pay Vancrest of
Antwerp $15,298.51 as reimbursement for va-
cation pay accrued by employees of Manor
House and Essen House through March.
Additionally, he was given authority to re-
search the issue of the effect of the unpaid
payroll withholding for employees of Manor
House and Essen House for the months of No-
vember and December 2012 and January, Feb-
ruary and March, 2013 to include making
contact with the IRS relating to the same.
The court will retain jurisdiction concerning
claims and expenses related to the two busi-
nesses and to determine if any payments had
been made previously without the receivers
approval. Specifically this would include
$55,996.05 in expenditures listed in Burkards
first report. The court said it will approve any
request for discovery relating to unauthorized
The final area the court retained jurisdiction
over was that to address a May 13 motion by
Vancrest to have Burkard pay $23,006.78 to
the Ohio Department of Job and Family Serv-
ices. The sum was due from Manor House and
is now being assessed to the new occupants.
Antwerp Holdings LLC was given permis-
sion to file a motion for summary judgment
for its third amended complaint by June 14.
Defendants must reply by June 28 with all re-
sponses filed by July 12. The next hearing was
set for Monday, July 29.
Both businesses were formerly housed in
the property now occupied by Vancrest of
Antwerp LLC.
Antwerp Holdings alleged in the complaint
that it held a lease with TDM3 Ltd. for the
property in question, bearing addresses on
Archer Drive and Woodcox Street in Antwerp.
It further said that entity allowed Manor
House and Essen House to take possession of
the property without the consent of the
landowner or a lease with them.
Further allegations say neither business paid
rent to the plaintiff during their time in the
premises owned by Antwerp Holdings.
Continued from Page 5A
Donald L. Hunter, Cecil,
DUS/lifetime; dismissed with-
out prejudice at States re-
Rachel E. Smith, Antwerp,
65/55 speed; $33 fine, $77
Gregory L. Cramer, Defi-
ance, 69/55 speed; $33 fine,
$77 costs.
David A. Keysor, Lima,
seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs.
Sherwin N. Springer, Fort
Wayne, OVI/breath low;
$375 fine and $112 costs, to
be taken from bond, three
days jail, six-month license
suspension; may attend DIP
program in lieu of jail, proof
of insurance provided, ALS
vacated, community control
ordered, 20 hours community
service, 87 days jail reserved.
Sherwin N. Springer, Fort
Wayne, head lights; $50 fine
taken from bond.
Sherwin N. Springer, Fort
Wayne, open container; $75
fine taken from bond.
Gary L. Jones, Paulding,
seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Cheryl L Rice, White-
house, 79/65 speed; $33 fine,
$85 costs.
Ian E. Greenlaw, St. Louis,
Mo., 93/65 speed; $43 fine,
$85 costs.
Marlys Michelle Richard-
son, Fort Wayne, 80/65
speed; $63 fine, $80 costs.
Sarah Ellen Franklin,
Payne, stop sign; $53 fine,
$77 costs.
Michael A. Delas, Perrys-
burg, 81/65 speed; $40 fine,
$83 costs.
Toshiana Aurora Garcia,
Defiance, 78/65 speed; $33
fine, $80 costs.
Jon N. Lengerich, Gibson-
burg, seat belt; $30 fine, $47
Mark D. Shepherd, Payne,
stop sign; $53 fine, $77 costs.
Dawn Renee Grant, Defi-
ance, 70/55 speed; $43 fine,
$77 costs.
The Paulding Putnam Electric Trust Operation Round-Up program granted $19,964 to eight
non-profit organizations for the first quarter of 2013. Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District
(SWCD) received a $1,000 grant which will allow parking lot repairs for the Black Swamp Nature
Center. Many improvements have been made to the nature center and everyone is encouraged
to take advantage of the facility and walking trails. Here, George Carter, CEO/general manager,
presents the award to Mark Holtsberry, SWCD education specialist. The trust receives money
through monthly contributions from members who round up their electric bill to the next whole
dollar. Grants are distributed on a quarterly basis and all non-profit organizations can apply. Ap-
plications can be found at www.ppec.coop.
let, John and Marsha Yeutter.
June 5 Everett and Gertha
Ames, James and Kera Ditto,
Jack and Marie Moore,
Michael and Cynthia Plumb,
Jason and Carrie Sheets.
June 6 Fred and Phyllis
June 7 Elmer and Judie
Schwartz, Myron and Caroline
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newspaper of record.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Paulding County Progress - 7A
A Penny For
Your Thoughts....
By: Nancy Whitaker
Believe it or not, I have
never seen a 3-D movie be-
fore at a theater, so we de-
cided to go to see Star Trek,
a 3-D movie, last Tuesday
night. Let me say it was really
After we paid for our tick-
ets and got our popcorn, we
were given plastic 3-D
glasses that would be picked
up after the movie.
When the show began, we
put our glasses on and the
first thing a starship looked
like it was coming straight at
me. Of course I hollered and
it took some getting used to,
but I will say, the special ef-
fects in this movie were won-
As the Enterprise traveled
through space, it seemed as if
I were right in the spacecraft
with them. The stars looked
like they were stretching for
miles and that I could reach
out and grab one. It brought
to mind the old tune, Would
You Like to Swing On a
As we munched on our
popcorn and sipped our
drinks, it seemed as if we
were in another world. We all
probably looked funny in
those 3-D glasses, but I tried
taking them off one time to
see what the picture would
look like. However, I was so
surprised at the difference in
the films quality, I quickly put
them right back on.
At one point in the movie
there were huge flying ob-
jects which appeared to be
headed right for us and of
course I let out a yell and
ducked my head.
Now, I do remember sev-
eral years ago that they used
to have 3-D glasses with like
plastic wrap in the middle.
However, I never had a pair
and knew very little about
I am now looking at movie
schedules and titles to see
which ones I can see in 3-D.
The Great Gatsby is play-
ing in 3-D, so I may just go
see it, too.
I know that people rent
videos, order them online and
can order movies on their
satellite systems. But, there is
just nothing better to me than
actually going to a movie the-
ater, getting a pair of 3-D
glasses, a big bag of crisp but-
tery popcorn and an ice cold
drink and taking yourself to
another place and another
If you are experiencing a
bad day, go to the theater,
relax and take in a good
movie. But, make sure it is 3-
D, it is definitely worth your
time and money.
Do you like going to the
movies? Have you ever
watched one in 3-D? Did you
like the experience? Let me
know and Ill give you a
Penny for Your Thoughts.
Meyers escape
from prison camp
Rotterdam in the red light dis-
trict of Holland to find his sister,
Hanny. There he lived until the
end of World War II.
In the Berne area where I was
raised, I learned to know Meyer
and his wife, Josephina, on a
personal level. I visited in their
home many times and enjoyed
looking through his many
books of records of his life the
camp and after his escape.
He, to this day, is a very fer-
vent Christian man who admits
that his walk with God was
deepened as a result of his tragic
I am especially indebted to
Bill and Josephina on a personal
level. His wife was part of
Ladies Bible Study. My mother
was also a part of that Bible
study for many years and she
and Jospehina shared weekly
prayer time together.
My first invitation to their
home was by Mrs. Meyer who
wanted to tell me that she and
The old adage that once
youve been through a crisis,
you can understand it better in
the lives of others, would be a
very difficult one for Bill
Meyer, a holocaust survivor
who lives in Geneva, Ind. to live
Most likely, there isnt an in-
dividual around that went
through what Meyer suffered
while he was punished in a Nazi
concentration camp during
World War II.
Last Thursday, Meyer kept a
packed house spellbound at the
OSU Extension building, as he
told those attending how he had
been taken to a Westerbork,
where he suffered from disease
and, at the age of 13, saw his
weight drop to 45 pounds dur-
ing his two year stay.
Of interest to many local res-
idents was the fact that Meyer
was placed in the camp due to
helping the family of famed au-
thor and lecturer, the late Corrie
Ten Boom, in their attempt to
smuggle Jews out of danger.
Meyer and Ten Boom had be-
come good friends; they would
chat and she was one of his
early Christian influences as she
read Bible lessons to him during
their times together.
Meyer told those present how
he was crammed into a train car
so tightly that he couldnt move
en route to the camp. The for-
mer prisoner recalled that there
was a stench in the air that was
so putrid that it was beyond
These days, Meyers story is
stored at the Center for Holo-
caust and Humanity Education
in Cincinnati and is the only one
in the collection from a survivor
who is still alive today.
Meyer told those present that
there arent words to describe
the horror of the prison camp.
He recalled scenes of childrens
races in which losing children
were shot, kids hung with piano
wire, with those in the camp
forced to look on.
Sick with diarrhea and afraid
that he would be beaten death,
Meyer plotted an elaborate es-
I knew that every day they
would take the dead out of the
camp in a big cart to the pits
outside the gate, Meyer said.
After roll call when the
guards were distracted, he
crawled beneath the stack of
bodies and waited. He laid there
all day in slime and blood.
At night, after the cart was
dumped in the pit, he escaped to
By Jim Lopshire
OSU Extension educator
A home apple orchard can
conveniently provide tasty,
fresh fruits for family con-
sumption. One can also have
cultivars that may not other-
wise be readily available at
grocery stores or local or-
chards. A well-established and
maintained apple orchard also
enhances the appearance of
the home landscape as speci-
men, border, espaliered, or
trellised plants, while produc-
ing food for the family.
However, there is more to
growing fruit than planting the
trees and harvesting the crop.
Growing high-quality apples
requires considerable knowl-
edge about cultivar selection,
planting site, soil types, plant-
ing techniques, training, prun-
ing, fertilization, and pest
management. Without suffi-
cient and proper care for apple
trees, fruit quality will be quite
One of the most common
mistakes that home fruit
growers make is to select
apple cultivars to plant solely
based on fruit taste. Good ex-
amples are Gala and Honey-
crisp apples. They definitely
taste great. However, both cul-
tivars are neither resistant to
diseases nor insects. They are
very challenging to grow,
even to commercial fruit
To produce high quality ap-
ples, a regular spray schedule
is absolutely necessary to keep
diseases and insects at bay.
Most home gardeners do not
have the proper equipment for
spraying and are not prepared
for that much work.
How should gardeners se-
lect apple cultivars then? Gary
Gao, Ohio State University
Extension small fruit special-
ist, suggests that home fruit
growers should select disease
resistant apple cultivars. Com-
mon examples are Enterprise,
Freedom, Jonafree and Lib-
erty. These apple cultivars are
highly resistant to many dis-
eases and also have excellent
taste. Fungicides may not be
Planting a home apple orchard
needed for disease control.
Since most apple trees need
cross pollination for success-
ful fruit set, multiple apple
cultivars with similar bloom
time need to be planted in the
same area.
Some nurseries also carry
3-in-1 or 5-in-1 which
means three or five apple cul-
tivars grafted on one tree.
This is really neat. Gardeners
only need one tree.
It is also high beneficial to
select a dwarf tree for ease of
spraying, pruning and har-
Home fruit growers need to
remember that insect control is
needed for quality apple pro-
duction. Bagging fruits with a
commercial apple bags, plastic
bags, or paper bags could be
one way to keep insects from
attacking fruits.
For more information on
apple production, gardeners are
encouraged to purchase a copy
OSU Extension Bulletin 940,
Midwest Home Fruit Produc-
tion Guide, and OSU Exten-
sion Bulletin 780, Controlling
Insects and Diseases in Home
Fruit Plantings from their
local OSU Extension office or
OSU Extension eStore:
h t t p : / / e s t o r e . o s u -
my mother had prayed for me
on a daily basis for near 20
Words cant express the com-
fort and peace I felt from those
prayers, knowing that her prayer
power was attained during those
difficult days in Nazi era.
Bill is also a deep prayer war-
rior; he relies on the power of
prayer to strengthen for the
tragic loss of his wife just a short
time ago.
It is those words of encour-
agement, prayer and hospitality
that makes me appreciate Bill
these days. To know his prayer
is to know power, the same
power that brought him out of
the wretched concentration
camp by escape.
We must never forget this,
Ive heard Meyer say so many
times over the years.
His recent speech in Paulding
County was a result of a pro-
gram series presented by the
Paulding County Carnegie Li-
brarys Centennial Celebration
One thing is common to all of
Meyers speeches through the
area. He asks everyone to re-
member the six million Jews
who were killed during the
I can feel them, hear their
voices and see them, said
Meyer. It was all done in Gods
name. If the rights of man are
threatened, they are all threat-
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The Paulding Putnam Electric Trust Operation Round-Up awarded Payne St. Paul Food Pantry
a $4,000 grant that will be used to purchase food and other products for the food pantry. Many
families in and around the Payne area are able to take advantage of the services of the food pantry
each month. Here, George Carter, CEO/general manager, presents the award to Ellen Henriott,
pantry volunteer and coordinator. The Round-Up program granted $19,964 to eight non-profit or-
ganizations for the first quarter of 2013. The trust receives money through monthly contributions
from members who round up their electric bill to the next whole dollar. Donations are used to
distribute gifts which will benefit people in the communities served by PPE.
Get ready for summer at Girl
Scout summer series in Paulding
PAULDING This summer, girls in Pauld-
ing County will have the opportunity to par-
ticipate in the Its Your Story Tell It! Girl
Scout Journey.
This summer series is a great way for girls
to try Girl Scouting. By participating, girls
gain a sense of achievement and belonging,
and have a heightened sense of self-worth.
Girls will have the opportunity try new things,
make new friends and create memories that
will last a lifetime.
This is a free Girl Scouting opportunity, and
is open to all girls in kindergarten through fifth
grade who are not currently in Girl Scouts.
The summer series will take place at The Gar-
dens of Paulding in the community room dur-
ing the following Thursdays: June 13, 20, 27
and July 12 from 9:3011 a.m.
To reserve a spot, or for further information,
please contact Peggy Emerson at 1-800-962-
7753 or by email at peggyemerson@girlscout-
The Paulding County Area Foundation recently granted $200
to the Black Swamp Nature Center to support the driveway
paving project fund. With support of residents of Paulding
County, improvements to the Black Swamp Nature Center can
continue to maintain well-managed grounds while providing the
public with acres of beauty, representing our countys heritage.
Here, Lisa McClure, PCAF executive director, presents the grant
to Mark Holtsberry, educational specialist, Paulding SWCD.
ENT specialist joins clinic
County Hospital Specialty
Clinic is pleased to announce
the addition of Janaki L.
Emani, M.D., to the growing
list of staff physicians.
Dr. Emani is a board certi-
fied ear, nose, and throat spe-
cialist and will join the Van
Wert County Hospital Spe-
cialty Clinic to serve the needs
of patients with related medical
conditions. Dr. Emanis office
will be located in Suite 209 of
the Van Wert Health Center.
She will see patients on the
second and fourth Mondays of
each month.
Dr. Janaki Emani is a grad-
uate of Northwestern Univer-
sity, Feinberg School of
Medicine. She completed her
postgraduate internship at the
University of Chicago, De-
partment of General Surgery.
Dr. Emani is the author of
several medical publications
related to laryngological and
otological medicine and has
served as speaker and presen-
Dr. Emani also is a physi-
cian at Ear, Nose, Throat, &
Sinus Associates, Lima. Her
prior experience also includes
serving as faculty member at
ENT Allergy, Chicago, and
clinical associate at Otolaryn-
gology/Head and Neck Sur-
gery, Chicago.
For more information or to
schedule an appointment with
Dr. Emani, call 419-226-4307
or visit VanWertHospital.org.
Wannemacher to play
for Mount St. Joseph
The College of Mount St. Joseph officially announced Krystal
Wannemacher of Wayne Trace High School will be attending the
college in the fall and playing basketball.
Wannemacher, a 5-foot-9 forward, played high school basket-
ball for Head Coach Greg Gus Davis. She averaged over 10
points per game her final two prep seasons, and also had seasonal
averages of 4.3 assists per game last season and 3.2 steals per
game the season before.
Following her junior season, Wannemacher, a First Team All-
GMC selection, was named to The Times Bulletin Dream Team,
was All-County First Team, was given the 2012 Wayne Trace
Hustle Award and was a District Seven Second Team honoree.
Her senior season saw her named GMC Honorable Mention
and All-County Second Team. Wannemacher, who also played
high school varsity volleyball and compete in track and field,
played AAU basketball for Northwest Ohio and Ohio Thunder
(2009-12). She was on her schools honor roll for four years and
was a 2009-13 Academic Silver Award recipient.
Krystal, the daughter of Lou Ann and Thomas Wannemacher,
is planning on majoring in athletic training/physical therapy.
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Paulding United Methodist Church, 321 North Williams Street,
Paulding, church telephone number is 399-3591, Rev. Ben Lowell, Wor-
ship service at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday School, 11:15 a.m.; Wed. worship at
6:00pm. Our church office is located at 308 N. Main St.
Pentecostal Church of God, 601 W. Caroline St., Paulding, Elder
George Robinson, Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship service at noon,
prayer services Monday at 6 p.m. and Thursday at noon, Bible study
at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Pioneer Christian Ministries, County Road 108 and Ohio 637, Paulding,
Rev. Chuck Oliver, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:30
a.m., and Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. including a youth service on at
least three Wednesday evenings.
Rose Hill Church of God, corner of SR 637 and Charloe Trail, Paulding,
399-3113, Pastor Ron Hofacker, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday wor-
ship at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday service from 7-8 p.m. with childrens hour.
St. John Lutheran ChurchELCA, 7611 Road 87, Briceton, Pastor
Karen Stetins, church telephone number is 419-399-4962 or 419-399-2320.
Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m., Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 601 Flat Rock Drive (P.O. Box
156), Paulding, Pastor Kare Stetins, church telephone number is 399-2320,
Sunday Worship at 10:15 a.m., Sunday school at 9 a.m.
Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, 203 W. Townline, Payne, 399-2576, Pas-
tor Very Rev. G. Allan Fillman, Masses: Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
Edgerton Wesleyan Church, 1717 Bertha St., Woodburn, (Edgerton)
Ind. 46797, Pastor Dave Dignal, church telephone number is 260-632-
4008, Sunday school at 9 a.m., childrens church at 10 a.m., worship at 10
a.m., home groups at 6 p.m., Wednesday evening services at 6:30 p.m.
(Indiana time).
Living Water Ministries, Contemporary worship service Sunday nights
at 10 a.m. & 6:30 p.m., The Well church for kids, Sunday mornings from
10-11:30 a.m. The church is currently in the process of relocating. For lo-
cation information, contact Pastor Rich Phelan, 419-263-2728.
Payne Church of Christ, 220 West Merrin Street, Payne, Pastor Mikeal
George. Sunday worship at 9:30 am. 419-263-2092; 419-574-2150 (cell).
Payne Church of the Nazarene, 509 E. Orchard St. (Ohio 500) Payne,
Pastor Mike Harper, 263-2422, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday wor-
ship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday night service at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday prayer
meeting at 7:30 p.m.
St. Jacob United Church of Christ, southwest corner of Oak and Hyman
streets, Payne, Rev. Jim Langham, 263-2763. Sunday School-9:00 am,
Church service-10:00 am.
St. James Lutheran Church NALC, West Townline Street (P.O. Box
42), Payne, 263-2129, Pastor Fred Meuter, 260-492-2581. Sunday School
at 9:00 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:00 a.m.
St. Paul United Methodist Church, (P.O. Box 154) 312 South Main
Street, Payne, Rev. David Rohrer, church telephone number is 263-2418,
parsonage telephone number is 263-2017, Sunday school at 9 a.m., Sun-
day worship at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Editors Note: If your church doesnt have service times listed, please
contact the Paulding County Progress office to notify of Sunday service
Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m., evening worship
at 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.
Bethel United Methodist, Forders Bridge, Cecil, Pastor Kevin Doseck
(419) 899-4153, worship service at 10:30 a.m., Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.
Bethlehem Temple Pentecostal, 818 West Jackson Street, Paulding,
399-3770, Rev. Burpo, Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sunday worship at 12
Calvary Bible Church, Ohio 111 West across from Paulding County Hos-
pital, 399-4919, elders John Mohr, 260-632-4356, Bob Fessel 419-399-
3398, Brad Sisson 419-263-3108, Don Baer 419-399-5805. Sunday school
at 9 a.m., morning worship at 10:15 a.m., Bible Study at 7 p.m. Wed.
Cecil Community Church, 203 S. Main St., Cecil. Pastor Ted Ramey.
Sun. school 10:00 am, Worship service 11:00 am, Sun. eve. 6:00 pm,
Wed. eve. 6:00 pm.
Cecil First Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Cecil, Sunday worship
at 8 a.m., Sunday school at 9 a.m.
Christian Fellowship Church, Paulding High School Auditeria, 10
a.m. Sunday. Pastor Greg Cramer.
Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, 417 N. Main, Paulding, 399-2576,
Pastor Very Rev. G. Allan Fillman, Masses: Saturday at 6 p.m.; Sunday
at 10:30 a.m.
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1275 Emerald Road, Paulding, 419-399-
5061, Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., worship services at 10:45 a.m. and
6 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor Drew Gardner.
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1233 Emerald Road,
Paulding, 419-399-4576, Sunday school 9:00 a.m., Worship service
10:00 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 114 West Caroline Street, Paulding, 399-
2438, Rev. David Meriwether, 9:00am Sunday school, 10:15 a.m. praise
singing, 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship.
House of Love Ministries, 220 N. Williams St., Paulding. Pastor Pre-
dest (Dwayne) Richardson or Sister Brenda Richardson, 419-399-9205
or 419-796-8718, Sunday worship at 3:00 p.m. Jail Ministry, Food Min-
istry, Outreach Ministry. Overcomer Outreach - a Christian 12-steap
meeting, Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
New Beginnings Church (Church of God), Cecil, Pastor Roy Burk,
399-5041, Sunday worship at 11 a.m.
Paulding Church of Christ, East Perry Street, Paulding, Minister
Christopher Reno, 419-399-4761. Bible school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday
worship at 10:30 a.m.
Paulding Church of the Nazarene, 210 Dooley Dr., Paulding, 399-
3932, Revs. Kim and Cindy Semran, Sunday school at 9:15 a.m., Sun-
day worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m.: Kids Summer
Jam (ages 4-4th grade), Preteen class (5th-6th grade), Teen group (7th-
12th grade), and adult service. Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.: Teen group
(7th-12th grade), adult bible study and prayer. Nursery available for all
Paulding Family Worship Center, 501 West Perry Street, Paulding,
399-3525, Rev. Monte Moore, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.
Grover Hill Church of the Nazarene, Maple and East Jackson streets,
Pastor Jonathan L. Hoagland, 587-3376, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Morn-
ing worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening gospel hour at 6 p.m., Wednes-
day evening service at 7 p.m.
Grover Hill Zion United Methodist Church, corner of First and Harrison,
587-3941; Pastor Mike Waldron, 419-238-1493 or 419-233-2241 (cell). Sun-
day school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:20 a.m., nursery available
during all services.
Mandale Church of Christ in Christian Union, Ohio 66, Pastor Justin
Sterrett, 419-786-9878, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at
10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday prayer meeting at 7 p.m.
Middle Creek United Methodist Church, County Road 24, Grover Hill,
Pastor William Sherry, Sunday worship at 9 a.m., Sunday school at 10:15
a.m., Sunday evening Bible study at 7 p.m.
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Grover Hill, County Road 151, Sun-
day school at 9:30 a.m., Pastor David Prior, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.,
Wednesday evening prayer meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Roselms Christian Church, Ohio 114, Pastor Gary Church, 594-2445,
Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.
Apostolic Christian Church, 12867 Road 82, Haviland, 399-5220, wor-
ship service at 10:30 a.m.
Country Chapel United Methodist Church, Haviland, 419-622-5746,
Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:15 a.m.
Latty Zion Baptist Church, Latty, Pastor Levi Collins Jr., 399-2748, Sun-
day school at 10 a.m., worship service at 11:15 a.m.
Harvest Field Pentecostal Church of God, 13625 Road 12, Scott, Pastor
Terry Martin, 419-622-2026, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday morning
worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday Evening worship at 6:00 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.
Auglaize Chapel Church of God, rural Oakwood, 3 miles south and half
mile west on County Road 60, Pastor Stan Harmon, 594-2248, Sunday
worship at 9:00 a.m. Sunday school at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday services for
children, youth and adults at 7:00 p.m.
Melrose United Methodist Church, Melrose, 594-2076, Pastor Eileen
Kochensparger 399-5818; Sunday school 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at
10:30 a.m., Wednesday Bible study and prayer at 7:00 p.m.
Twin Oaks United Methodist Church, corner of Harmon and Second
streets, Oakwood, Pastor Eric Dailey. 419-594-2992. Sunday worship at
9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 10:45 a.m., Bible Study Wednesdays at 10:00
Prairie Chapel Bible Church, one mile east and a half-mile north of Oak-
wood on the corner of roads 104 and 209, Pastor Earl Chapman, 594-2057,
Antwerp Community Church, 704 S. Erie St., SR 49, Antwerp; Pastor
Ricky L. Grimes 419-258-2069. Bible Study Fellowship 9:30 am; Contem-
porary Worship 10:30 am, Wednesday Discipleship Study, 7:00 pm
Antwerp United Methodist Church, East River Street, Rev. Pastor Mike
Schneider, church telephone number is 258-4901, Comtemporaty service
Sunday 8:30a.m., Sunday school 9:30a.m., Traditional Service 10:30a.m.
Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, 303 S. Monroe, Antwerp. Office: 417 N.
Main, Paulding, 399-2576, Pastor Very Rev. G. Allan Fillman, Masses: Sun-
day at 8:30am.
First Baptist Church, 5482 CR 424, Pastor Todd Murray, 258-2056, Sun-
day school at 9 a.m., Sunday worship 10 a.m.; evening service 6 p.m.,
Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 126 W. River St., Pastor Mike Pennington,
258-2864, Sunday school at 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.
Apostolic Christian Church, 13562 Road 147, Defiance (Junction), 399-
3121, William Schlatter, Elder, Sunday services at 10:15 a.m. and 12:30
p.m., Sunday school at 1 p.m., Wednesday services at 8 p.m.
Bethel Christian Church, Ohio 66, Defiance (Arthur), Pastor Christopher
Baker, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.
Church of Christ, corner of County Roads 166 and 191, Evangelist Lon-
nie Lambert, 399-5022, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Bible
study at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
Junction Bible Christian Church, County Road 111, Defiance (Junction),
393-2671 or JunctionBible@copper.net, Rev. C. Joseph Fifer, Sunday
school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship follows at 10:30 a.m & Bible Study on
Wed. at 7pm.
Pleasantview Missionary Baptist Church, County Road 180, Defiance
(Junction), Rev. Alan Ray Newsome, Sunday worship at 11 a.m., evening
service at 6 p.m.; Wednesday evening services at 7 p.m.
Rock Church, SR 637, Five Span-Arthur area, Pastor Bobby Branham
393-2924, Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:45 a.m., Sunday
evening worship at 7 p.m., Wednesday evening worship at 7 p.m., Youth
Service Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Bible Baptist Church, corner of Cleveland and Perry streets, Grover Hill,
Pastor Pat Holt, 587-4021, Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sunday worship at
11 a.m., Sunday evening worship at 6 p.m.; Wednesday prayer meeting at
7 p.m.
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STATE FFA DEGREES Paulding FFA members received their State FFA Degree in Columbus on May
3. From left are Olivia Cramer, Taylor Dangler, Justin Carnahan, Bailey Zeller and Tiffany Spangler.
Oakwood Alumni Scholarships were presented to Paulding High School seniors. Recipients
were Julia Stuck, Logan Adkins and Savannah Roughton with Maggie Keeler presenting them on
behalf of the alumni. One scholarship winner, Alexis Rue, was absent from the photo.
ELEMENTARY ALL As Four students at Payne Elementary have earned all As throughout
elementary school. Principal Sarah Franz presented special plaques to the four sixth grade stu-
dents during the end of the year awards program. The students are: Madison Coyne, daughter of
Eric and Brandy Coyne of Payne; Anne Eklund, daughter of Kurt and Mary Eklund of Payne;
Carissa Laukhuf, daughter of Jason and Carla Laukhuf of Payne; and Matthew Stouffer, son of
Neal and Kelly Stouffer of Payne.
NEW FFA OFFICERS New Paulding FFA officers are, front row from left Emily Albert, Alexis
Howell, Justin Carnahan; back row Taylor Dangler, Olivia Cramer, Adam Deatrick, Tyler Fry,
Bailey Zeller, Bailey Combs, Katie Carnahan, Tiffany Spangler.
Paulding FFA installs officers
PAULDING The Paulding
FFA Chapter recently retired its
officer team at the 85th annual
Paulding FFA Banquet.
The retiring officers were
Kara Burak (president), Dalton
Thomas and Bailey Zeller
(vice presidents), Patrick
Troyer (secretary), Justin Car-
nahan (treasurer), Taylor Dan-
gler (reporter), Jacob Luder-
man (student advisor), Tyler
Fry (chaplain), Tiffany Span-
gler (historian) and Adam
Deatrick (sentinel).
The 2013-14 officer team
was then announced. Members
are Justin Carnahan (president),
Bailey Zeller, Olivia Cramer
and Tiffany Spangler (vice pres-
idents), Alexis Howell (secre-
tary), Kaitie Carnahan (trea-
surer), Emily Albert (reporter),
Tyler Fry (student advisor), Bai-
ley Combs (chaplain), Taylor
Dangler (historian), Adam
Deatrick (sentinel).
The Paulding FFA Chapter is
looking forward to another
great year of success.
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Oakwood Elementary
School has announced the
honor roll for the fourth
nine weeks:
* Denotes all As fourth
quarter;** honor roll all
year;***As all year
Grade 1 Kobe Foor**,
Royce Cooper**, Kurtis
Bauer, Tristan White**,
Alexia Cruz**, Arielle Con-
ner**, Kacy Hornish***,
Ishara Mason, Jackson
Keller**, Jamy Hunt***,
Charity Switzer**, Taegan
Manz, Aiden Miller***,
Zachery VanScoder, Parker
Mapes, Kylie McCray**,
Blake Weible**, Essence
Dobbelaere Buchman***,
Ally Jo Merriman***, Elli
Barton***, Emma Dot-
terer**, Tyler Schlatter**,
Trinity Cohan*, Layla
Logan***, Jacob Cruz**,
Marley Sprouse**, Courtney
Dix***, Jocelynn Parrett***,
MacKenzie Schaffner***
Grade 2 Madison
Egnor**, Joe Estle**, Shelby
Ford**, Gage Lloyd, JB
Rickels**, Gabe Nunez**,
Mason Schlatter, Caydence
Rue**, Setiva Steel, Ean
Seibert**, Cassie Weller**,
Hayden Mullen***
Grade 3 Kira Charleston,
Sophia Fisher**, Tianna
Cooper**, Stephanie Ladd**,
Deacon Laney**, Kalyn
Goshia**, Austin Joseph,
Hunter Long**, Wyatt Noff-
singer, Carsen Perl**, Aliva
Perl, Sam Woods***, Mark
Butler***, Erika Dobbe-
laere**, Jarrett Hornish**,
Paige Jones***, Billie Vargo
Grade 4 Kaylyn Cox,
Dylan Daniels, Hunter
Dobbelaere**, Hailey
Hartzell, Sadie Estle**, Ethan
Hill**, Selena Guyton**,
Brendan Hornish**, Hailee
Huner**, Ambrion Merri-
man**, Alexis Lamond**,
Raylynn Miler, Ben
Weible**, Jalynn Parrett**,
Marquise Seibert***, Megan
Dearth***, Kaitlyn Shaffer**
Grade 5 Darrick Bower-
sox**, Braxton Conley, Kaela
Lucas**, Garrett Fisher, Audra
Stuck**, Kelsey Guyton**,
Jacob King, Taylor Long**,
Claire McClure**, Jordyn
Merriman**, Natalie Speiser
Grade 6 Allison Bronson,
Katelyn Estle**, Nick Gee,
Sierra Halter, Clay Herr, Emma
Horstman, Alex Riethman,
Elizabeth Temple, Asia Arel-
lano***, Trinity Temple**
Payne honor roll
The Payne Elementary
honor roll for the fourth
nine weeks grading period:
GRADE 1 Martin Alejo,
Lilli Anderson, Mackenzie
Blankenship, Zerika Burkley,
Kade Krouse, Emily Manz,
Lane Morehead, Justin Perez,
Jared Pierce, Morgan Riebe-
sehl, Dominick Salisbury,
Gracie Shepherd, Nyle
Stoller, Brinley Warner,
Jonathan Adkins, Jacob
Banks, Kevin Bauer, Evan
Crosby, Tom Farsht, Arin
James, Elizabeth Mohr, Mal-
lory Moore, Samuel Moore,
Hannah Moore, Isaac
Munger, Race Price, Kirstynn
Roddy, Gatlin Rowlands,
Anna Wells
GRADE 2 Therin
Coyne, Iszabel Anderson,
Raydyn Egnor, Corbin
Daulton, Alexander Franklin,
Morgan Hefner, Kyle
Klinker, Austen Joseph, Xan-
der Kohart, Brookelynn Lee,
Kate Laukhuf, Kaden Merritt,
Jeremiah Molitor, Brian Rit-
tenhouse, Brenna Moore,
Cameron Stoller, Joel Rein-
hart, Gavin Taylor, Jeffery
Stephenson, Serenity Tram-
mell, Rylee Troth, Malia Wit-
GRADE 3 Zoey Burkley,
Owen Manz, Emma Crosby,
Eli Moore, Misti Klopfen-
stein, Joe Munger, Athena
Maclin, Waylon Smallwood,
Carlee Mead, Jacob Stouffer,
Chloe Parker, Ryan Wen-
ninger, Sam Rager, Natalie
Schultz, Trevor Speice, Riley
Stoller, Gage Tinlin, Draven
All As Sydney Coyne,
Nathan Gerber, Reed Zart-
All As & Bs Danee
Krouse, Brittney Bauer, Max
Laukhuf, Morgahn Butler,
Kiera Roddy, Cale Crosby,
Chloe Thompson, Elicia
Franklin, Gage Waltmire,
Jayde Garcia, Evalyn Kohart,
Madeleine Laukhuf, Kylie
Pfeiffer, Austin Pierce, Kali
Reel, Jordan Speller, Kaitlin
All As Clark Laukhuf,
Madison Coyne, Wyatt Sta-
bler, Carissa Laukhuf,
Matthew Stouffer, Josiah Lin-
der, Reece Thompson
All As & Bs Alec An-
derson, Madilyn Brigner,
Ethan Crosby, Anne Eklund,
Cassidy Knott, Evan Mohr,
Ellie Moore, Kaylee Shep-
herd, Chloe Stabler, Caden
Bland, Brooke Greulach, Alli
Hefner, Olivia Klinker, Gra-
cie Laukhuf, Levi Manz,
Kristen Rittenhouse, Julianne
Roop, Austin Smith, Meagan
Speice, Haleigh Stoller, Ash-
ley Thrasher
All As Kalin Gerber,
Erica Mohr
All As & Bs Owen
Brigner, Joey DeBoer, Joel
Johnson, Noah Glass, Kyle
McClain, Haley Rittenhouse,
Quinton Stabler, Trisha
Strickler, Ian Vogel
Grover Hill honor roll
The Grover Hill Elemen-
tary honor roll for the
fourth nine weeks grading
All As Citlali Aguilar,
Libby Meraz, Kyle Stoller,
Evan Walls, Kyla Hurd,
Kaden Landwehr, Nathaniel
All As and Bs Harley
Halliwill, Kassidy Lewis,
Caleb Mosier, Taylor Sherry,
Nolan Walls, Laryssa Whit-
man, Olivia Longstreth, Hay-
den Manson, Logan Miller,
Tucker Antoine
All As Alyssa Crutch-
field, Hannah Maenle, Anna
Miller, Josh Shelton,
Makenna Elliott, Elise Miller,
Rylee Miller, Ezra Sinn, Syd-
nee Sinn, Kara Stoller, Laura
All As and Bs Kaden
Colley, Ava Dougal, Madison
Elliott, Matthew Kline,
Kristin McDonald, Abby
Moore, Eli Rickard, Chloe
Beining, Macy Doster, Cole
Fisher, Ariel Landwehr, Bray-
den Sherry, Blake Stoller,
Nick Fleming
All Bs Brice Carnahan,
Corbin Delgado
All As Haylee Finfrock,
Faith Meraz, Allen Minck,
Tatum Tigner, Lauren Walls,
Madison Farquhar, Brayson
Parrish, Claudia Sinn, Trevor
Sinn, Eli Spinner, Abbie
Stoller, Rachel Stoller
All As and Bs Alexa
Campbell, Logan Hale,
Brody Hershberger, Jakob
Landwehr, Karlie Si-
mindinger, Orion Elick,
Mechial Mullins, Cameron
Sinn, Nathan Sinn, Tyler Sinn
All As Isaiah Ritten-
house, Wyatt Shelton, Julie
Sinn, Tiffany Sinn, Katie
Stoller, Katrina Stoller, Lydia
All As and Bs Cara
Davis, Alena Denny, Gabby
Donis, Serenity Gurtner,
Lyrissa Hammons, Bailey
Kamphaus, Natalie Lewis,
Devin Nickols
All As Reid Miller, An-
drew Sinn, Miriam Sinn
All As and Bs Worth
Clark, Madison Elston,
Alexis Gibson, Fred
Hoagland, Breanna Huffine,
Ashlynn Parrish
All Bs Claire Sinn
All As Austin Reed,
Sadie Sinn, Trae Sinn, Ellie
All As and Bs Kaitlyn
Doster, Sara Edwards, Olivia
Egnor, Noah Hasch, Bryan
Hofmann, Nathan Lewis,
Emily Williams
All Bs Derek Myers
Grover Hill Elem.
honor roll all year
The all-year honor roll for
WT Grover Hill Elemen-
All As Citlali Aguilar,
Harley Halliwill, Libby
Meraz, Taylor Sherry, Kyle
Stoller, Kyla Hurd, Kaden
Landwehr, Logan Miller,
Nathaniel Osborn
All As and Bs Kassidy
Lewis, Caleb Mosier, Evan
Walls, Nolan Walls, Laryssa
Whitman, Olivia Longstreth,
Hayden Manson, Tucker An-
toine, Mary Lands, Trista
All As Alyssa Crutchfield,
Hannah Maenle, Anna Miller,
Joshua Shelton, Ava Dougal,
Kaden Colley, Makenna El-
liott, Cole Fisher, Elise Miller,
Rylee Miller, Ezra Sinn, Syd-
nee Sinn, Blake Stoller, Laura
All As and Bs Madison
Elliott, Matthew Kline, Kristin
McDonald, Abby Moore, Eli
Rickard, Derrek Dangler,
Chloe Beining, Macy Doster,
Ariel Landwehr, Brayden
Sherry, Nick Fleming
All Bs Brice Carnahan,
Brooklyn Elston
All As Haylee Finfrock,
Faith Meraz, Allen Minck,
Tatum Tigner, Brayson Par-
rish, Claudia Sinn, Trevor
Sinn, Eli Spinner, Abbie
Stoller, Rachel Stoller
All As and Bs Alexa
Campbell, Richie Dunno,
Logan Hale, Brody Hersh-
berger, Alivia Miller, Karlie
Simindinger, Lauren Walls,
Jakob Landwehr, Orion
Elick, Madison Elston,
Cameron Sinn, Nathan Sinn,
Tyler Sinn
All As Katie Stoller, Ka-
trina Stoller, Devin Nickols,
Isaiah Rittenhouse, Julie
Sinn, Tiffany Sinn, Lydia
All As and Bs Cara
Davis, Alena Denny, Lyrissa
Hammons, Natalie Lewis,
Wyatt Shelton
All As Reid Miller, An-
drew Sinn, Miriam Sinn
All As and Bs Worth
Clark, Madison Elston, Fred
Hoagland, Breanna Huffine,
Ashlynn Parrish, Claire Sinn
All As Austin Reed,
Sadie Sinn, Trae Sinn, Ellie
All As and Bs Kaitlyn
Doster, Sara Edwards, Olivia
Egnor, Noah Hasch, Bryan
Hoffmann, Nathan Lewis,
Emily Williams, Keagann
Parrish, Ayana Rowe, Derek
All Bs Adynn Elston,
Rachel Kroeger, Madalynn
Paulding Middle School
honor roll
Paulding Middle School honor roll for the fourth nine
All As Alexandra Arend, Lexie Beckman, Luke Brewer,
Harmony Burtin, Charles Clapsaddle, Fletcher Cook, Haylee
Dominique, Kamdyn Etzler, Macy Iler, Tristan Kinder, Abigail
Leaman, Courtney Luderman, Heather Manz, Shana Manz,
Ethan Matty, Jaret Miller, Sydney Price, Zoe Shepherd, Jen-
nifer Stahl, Kalyn Strahley
All As and Bs Cory Adams, Haley Apple, Angel Brzo-
zowski, Alexandra Cardin, Justin Couto, Luke Dunakin, Hailey
Harris, Eugene Hemenway, Casey Holman, Madison Hull,
Grace Hurley, Ethan Letso, Bailey Manz, Hailey McDaniel,
Leah Nusbaum, Mary Panico, Westen Phlipot, Ty Plotts, Kris-
ten Razo, Joseph Reineck, Brandon Scott, Hunter Sherry,
Haleigh Stallbaum, Gabriel Steele, Charity Stoller, Mallory
Taylor, Megan Tope, Briana Townley, Victoria Valle, Rachel
Walker, Addison Wesley
All As Abigail Adams, Isaac Baldwin, Logan Bradford,
Miah Coil, Brianna Gorrell, Hallieann Hale, Jacee Harwell,
Kalen Kelly, Corbin Kohart, Audrey Manz, Brian Matson,
Cade McGarvey, Emma McMaster, Winter McStoots, Marcus
Miller, Elizabeth Mobley, Caitlyn Myers, Sunshine-Rae New-
some, Kaylee Plummer, Cassidy Posey, Devon Smith,
Gabriella Stahl, Hannah Vance, Hunter Vogel, Jordan Weiden-
All As and Bs Blake Anderson, Allison Ankney, Cassan-
dra Bishop, Savannah Blair, Alexandra Brown, Ashley Bulka,
Jocelyn Camposano, Abigail English, Savannah Habern,
Stephanie Habern, Kaylen Hale, Thomas Heilman, Shawn
Jackson, Anna Karlstadt, Michael Kohart, Courtney Kupfer-
smith, Abbigaile McMichael, Emily McMichael, Daviah
Pessefall, Stephanie Powell, Brieanne Wilson, Ryan Woodring
All As Allison Arend, Brittany Brown, Angelica Chandler,
William Deisler, Robert Deitrick, Hannah Farr, Paige Fitzwa-
ter, Preston Johanns, Sanora Keck, Emily Knodel, Molly
Meeker, Estee Miller, Ava Moats-Landis, Chantal Monnier,
Dayton Pracht, Caitlin Proxmire, Jo Ellyn Salinas, Faith Vogel
All As and Bs Leona Aldred, Kaleb Becker, Robbie Bow-
ers, Dakota Bradford, Christine Clapsaddle, Andrew Deatrick,
Katlynn Fuller, Lilly Halter, Lauren Hill, Aaron Horstman,
Caylin Johanns, Matthew Karia, Andrea Kremer, Aubrey Kre-
mer, Skyler McCullough, Bailey Pieper, Morrisa Rue, Simeon
Shepherd, Cameron Strahley, Benjamin Stuck, Chella Vargas,
Brooke Weidenhamer, Tyler White, Beth Yates
FINANCIAL LITERACY PROGRAM State Bank has partnered with EverFi Inc. to bring an interactive financial management
program to Wayne Trace and Paulding high school students, as well as several other high schools across northwest Ohio, at no
cost to the schools. The 10-unit course offers six hours of programming aimed at teaching, assessing and certifying students in
a variety of financial topics including credit scores, insurance, credit cards, student loans, mortgages, taxes, stocks, savings,
401ks and other critical concepts that map to national financial literacy standards. The platform uniquely tracks the progress
and score of every student and provides students who successfully complete the course with certification in financial literacy.
Above is Dianne Jones, district sales manager at State Bank, and Bill Speller, teacher at Wayne Trace High School, along with his
students. Below is Jones with Melissa Dearth, teacher at Paulding High School, along with her students.
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The Paulding County Area
Foundation is pleased to an-
nounce the scholarship recipi-
ent of the Tammy Gibson
memorial scholarship. This
Scholarship Fund was created
in memory of Tammy Gibson
and is administered by the foun-
dation. The request of the family
is to provide a $1,000 scholar-
ship to a Wayne Trace High
School Senior with a 2.5 GPA or
better, with the intention of at-
tending college in the fall follow-
ing graduation going into any
field of study. This years recip-
ient is Jared Eklund, son of Kurt
and Mary Eklund, Payne. Jared
with be attending Ivy Tech Com-
munity College, majoring in ele-
mentary education.
Foundation awards scholarships
funded by an anonymous donor
The Paulding County Area Foundation has
announced the recipients of scholarships to six
Paulding County graduates of the Class of
2013. The $1,000 scholarships have been
awarded to the following:
Katlyn B. Bissell, Antwerp High School.
Katlyn plans to study human development and
family studies at Bowling Green State Univer-
sity. She is the daughter of Mark and Laura
Justin M. Bute, Antwerp High School.
Justin plans to study biology at Oberlin Col-
lege. He is the son of Michael and Jennifer
Abbey R. Edwards, Paulding High School.
Abbey plans to study early childhood educa-
tion at Defiance College. She is the daughter
of Greig and Cindy Edwards.
Dalton J. Thomas, Paulding High School.
Dalton plans to study automotive diesel tech-
nology at University of Northwestern Ohio.
He is the son of Kenneth and Stephanie
Brian E. Myers, Wayne Trace High
School. Brian plans to study agriculture engi-
neering at The Ohio State University. He is the
son of Jerry and Holly Myers.
Sarah E. Nickols, Wayne Trace High
School. Sarah plans to study occupational
therapy at Northwest State Community Col-
lege. She is the daughter of Rick and Joan
The Paulding County Area Foundation
grants six scholarships each year to a graduat-
ing senior from each of the Paulding County
Schools. These scholarships are due to the
generosity of an anonymous donor.
If you would like to be a donor of a schol-
arship, please contact Paulding County Area
Foundation at 419-399-8296.
WT board approves
track repair
HAVILAND The Wayne Trace Local school board met
May 20 and approved the following:
offered a one-year contract to Aricka Hoffman as a WTGH
third grade teacher.
offered a one year contract to Shawn Gerber as a high
school social studies teacher.
offered a one-year part-time contract to Katy Scarbrough
as the online learning lab aide.
Members also heard a five-year forecast and assumptions
for discussion.
Perry Sinn made a motion to declare a case of urgent neces-
sity and pass a resolution to act upon the best proposal to fix
the all purpose track as it is deteriorated to the point of possible
danger to the athletes. Motion carried.
Dick Swary then made a motion to accept the proposal of
All American Track Corp to repair the cracked and failing por-
tions and repaint as required for a cost of $38,778. Motion car-
Consent agenda
dominates WT
board meeting
Trace School Board met on
May 13 and following the
reading of the minutes and
treasurers report passed many
items on the consent agenda.
Board member Pat Baumle
reported that Ben Winans is
now the new principal at Van-
tage Career Center.
The superintendents report
was given and addressed the
curriculum, personnel, build-
ings and grounds, events and
In the consent agenda, the
following was approved:
to commend Camille
Meyers and the junior class
for an outstanding jr/sr prom;
commended the high
school choir for earning an
excellent at the recent OMEA
accepted the resignation
of Jacqueline Frake as NHS
to offer a part time posi-
tion to Dave Alt as the on-line
learning lab director;
offered a one year con-
tract to Kara Thomas as an
English teacher providing
proper licensing;
to provide Annette Baumle
and Ann Olwin with 2.18 per-
cent salary increases;
adjusted the administrative
contracts of Amy Noggle and
JoEllen Sisson salary in-
creases of 2.18 percent;
approved approximately
33 sports related positions;
hired the following as
helpers for the summer:
Austin and Lauren Speice,
Janelle Davis, Addison
Baumle, Elyse Myers, Kari
Myers, Brock Worden and
Madeline Baumle;
renewed the existing dual
contract with Wright State
University and Rhodes State;
authorized the modifica-
tion of several school board
policies to reflect changes in
state and federal laws;
approved a contract with
Toms Energy Shop for updat-
ing indoor and outdoor light-
authorized the superin-
tendent to contract services
with All-American Tracks to
resurface the track at a price
not to exceed $40,000.
No new business was ad-
T-Birds win All
Sports Trophy
Lima Central Catholic cap-
tured the Don Bachman
Award for the Northwest
Conference All Sports Tro-
phy Standings for the 2012-
13 school year.
The Thunderbirds captured
outright league titles in boys
golf, girls soccer, girls volley-
ball and boys football along
with sharing the conference
crown in boys basketball and
girls softball.
Lima Central Catholic to-
taled 101 points with Colum-
bus Grove (79), Bluffton
(77), Crestview (76.5) and
Spencerville (70.5) rounding
out the top five schools.
Lincolnview (61), Allen
East (56.5), Ada (53.5),
Paulding (47.5) and Delphos
Jefferson (41.5) finished sixth
through tenth.
Crestview took outright
league titles in girls basket-
ball and baseball as well as
the academic team competi-
tion. Columbus Grove won
the boys track championship
and Spencerville took the
girls track title. Spencerville
also won a co-championship
in boys basketball with
Crestview and Lincolnview
being co-champions in soft-
ball. Columbus Grove also
claimed the league title in
boys cross country and
Spencerville was victorious
in girls cross country.
Paulding claimed the NWC
wrestling team champi-
Students at Paulding Elementary recently competed in a con-
test sponsored by Safe Routes to School during the month of
April. These students had to physically exercise and move 60
minutes each day for the month of April. The students names
were then entered into a drawing. The winners drawn were first
grader Cyrah Bradford (left) and fifth grader Matthew Henry.
Each student won a bicycle accessory. These students also had
their names put into a drawing for a bicycle.
Derrick Baksa, son of Roger
and Susie Baksa of Paulding,
participated in a cross-cultural
experience in Bolivia in May.
He and other Bluffton Univer-
sity students visited develop-
ment projects of Mennonite
Central Committee and inter-
acting with schools, an orphan-
age and a day care center.
Students spent several days in
the Andes Mountains in La
Paz, the capital city. Baksa is a
junior at Bluffton, where he is
majoring in English education.
He is a graduate of Wayne
Trace High School.

Adilae Bergalowski, daugh-
ter of Angie Kirk of Paulding,
participated in a cross-cultural
experience in Chicago in May.
She and other Bluffton Univer-
sity students lived in apart-
ments in a diverse
neighborhood and volunteered
for three days at an agency
within their major through the
Chicago Center for Urban Life
and Culture. Bergalowski is a
sophomore at Bluffton, where
she is majoring in early child-
hood education. She is a grad-
uate of Paulding High School.

Stephanie Donaldson, a jun-
ior physical therapy major, was
recently inducted into the Mor-
tar Board honor society at The
University of Findlay. The na-
tional honor society recognizes
college students for their
achievements in scholarship,
leadership and service. Don-
aldson, a 2010 graduate of
Paulding High School, is the
daughter of Betty Lane, Pauld-

Erika Langmeyer, a sopho-
more mathematics major, was
recently inducted into the Mor-
tar Board honor society at The
University of Findlay. The na-
tional honor society recognizes
college students for their
achievements in scholarship,
leadership and service. Lang-
meyer, a 2011 graduate of
Wayne Trace High School, is
the daughter of Jeni Kennedy
of Payne and Gregg Lang-
meyer, New Bremen.

Shelby Erford, daughter of
Tim and Pam Erford of Pauld-
ing, participated in a cross-cul-
tural experience in the Gulf
Coast region in May. She and
other Bluffton University stu-
dents rebuilt homes and com-
munities and built homes for
displaced families with Project
Homecoming. Students and the
nonprofit organization worked
to nurture hope for those af-
fected by Hurricane Katrina,
Hurricane Ike and the BP oil
spill. Erford is a junior at
Bluffton, where she is majoring
in sport management. She is a
graduate of Paulding High

The University of North-
western Ohio acknowledged its
Deans List for Winter Quarter
2013 for students in the Col-
lege of Business. Local stu-
dents include Kristi Wenninger,
Haviland; Lynn Bidlack, Scott;
Marloes Van Den Hengel,
Scott; Mark Hurd, Haviland;
and Lucinda Meraz, Paulding.

The University of North-
western Ohio acknowledged its
Deans List for February Ses-
sion 2013 for students in the
College of Applied Technolo-
gies. Included was Michael
Richards, Antwerp.

Joseph Grant, son of Paul
and Charolette Grant of Pauld-
ing, participated in a cross-cul-
tural experience in Trinidad in
May. He and other Bluffton
University students stayed in
homes of Trinidadian people
and experienced the way mis-
sions have been carried out
through the support of the Vir-
ginia Mennonite Missions
Board. Students interacted with
the Mennonite Church of
Trinidad and Tobago. Grant is
a junior at Bluffton, where he
is majoring in religion. He is a
graduate of Wayne Trace High

The University of Saint Fran-
cis has announced names of stu-
dents completing degrees in
December 2012, May 2013 and
August 2013. Local students
who have completed degrees
include Sara English, Paulding,
social work; and Troy Vance,
Paulding, liberal studies.
Campus Notes
PAYNE ELEMENTARY EXCELLENCE Payne Elementary had the honor of earning Excellent
with Distinction for the 2011-12 State Report Card. This is the highest category a school could
earn. Wayne Trace superintendent Steve Arnold came to Payne Elementary and presented the
plaque to principal Sarah Franz, at an all-school celebration assembly. From left are Matthew S.,
Mrs. Franz, Olivia K., Mr. Arnold and Clark L.
COOPER SCHOLARSHIPS Destiny Starry, Zane Wilhelm and Savannah Roughton were pre-
sented 2013 Virgil H. Cooper Scholarships from fourth generation Cooper family member Maggie
Keeler (right) at Paulding High School senior awards program. Absent from the picture was re-
cipient Maggie Wilhelm.
SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS V.H. Cooper Scholarship winners from Vantage Career Center are
Cierra Coffman (left) of St. Henry and Tiffany Hittle of Van Wert. The scholarships were presented
by Heather Cooper of Cooper Farms.
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WT Grover Hill Elementary School had the pleasure of a visit from our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. He told the students
about Elizabeth (Lizzy) Keckley. Lizzie was the seamstress for the White House during his administration and a very close friend
of his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. Lizzie was a former slave that spent 12 years saving money she earned from making dresses to
purchase her freedom. She became a civic activist and an author in Washington, D.C. Pictured is Miss Sinns third grade class
with Mr. Lincoln.
The fifth grade students at Payne Elementary in Mrs.
Stouffer's science classes learned about circuits this year. In
the lab, students constructed different circuits to see if they
could get them to work. In the picture, Austin, Caleb, Jordan
and Wilson are adding a switch to their circuit.
Preschoolers from Paulding Elementary had a Family Fun Day
on Friday, April 26th at LaFountain Park.For the last Family Fun
Day of the school year, parents and students were invited to play
and have a picnic together at the park. Shown in this photo is
Blake Rhonehouse with his mom and Karter Rhoad with his dad.
Dr. Tope and his helper Elizabeth visited Mrs. McMichaels Antwerp kindergarten classroom.They taught the students the
importance of caring for theireyes.Thank you,Dr. Tope!
Mrs. Troyer's fifth grade students from Paulding Elementary
learned about the production of Electricity. Each student was
given an assignment to create something using batteries to
show how electricity works. Shown in the pictures are Sidney
Kohart with her dream house.
Ann's Bright Beginnings Preschoolers were recently visited
by Fire Chief Todd Weidenhamer with his big red fire truck!
Firefighter Todd talked with us about what to do if our house
catches on fire and what to do if our clothes catch on fire. Then
we practiced yelling "HERE I AM!" really loud so the firefighters
could find us in a fire. Shown here with our friendly Paulding
Fire Chief from the left are:Xander Kuckuck, Raegan McGarvey
and Addison Pease. At the top is Alaina Reinhart. These chil-
dren are in the four and young five year old class with Mrs.
Cheri Collins and Mrs. Ann Miller.
The Paulding Co. Help Me Grow program and the Paulding Co.
Board of DD Early Intervention class recently collaborated on an
event for families where the children enjoyed a day of celebration
of Spring at the PARC Lane Training Center while the parents had
the opportunity to hear a presentation on parenting tips.
The Paulding County Senior Center graciously donated the
use of their facility for NOCAC Head Starts Dad and Me
Night on Thursday, March 7th. Families from Paulding Head
Start and Grover Hill Head Start were in attendance. After
enjoying dinner fathers, grandfathers, significant father fig-
ures, and their children enjoyed participating in relay races
and four different activity stations that included making play
dough, rhyming activities, the Dad and Me Challenge, and a
Photo Booth. At these stations the male role models were
able to engage with their child in school readiness activities.
These activities were designed to help the children gain prob-
lem solving, literacy, sensory, cognitive, fine motor, and math
skills. All who attended had a great night of learning and fun!
Jacob Stouffer, a 4th
grader at Payne
Elementary, earned 1337
Accelerated Reader
points during the 2012-
2013 school year. He
beat the previous high
points to now hold the
most AR points for
Wayne Trace. Jacob is
the son of Neal and
Kelly Stouffer of Payne.
In the picture, Principal
Sarah Franz is handing
Jacob his plaque.
Colby Speice
Wayne Trace
Javier Gonzales
Cade Harvey
Wayne Trace
Trenton Copsey
Michael Bauer
T.J. Blackmore
Wayne Trace
Kyle Kauser
Wayne Trace
Treston Gonzales
Smalley takes Player of the Year honors
12A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Jeffrey Coleman
Marcus McVay
Wayne Trace
ANTWERP Antwerps
Derek Smalley was voted
Paulding County Baseball
Player of the Year for 2013
by the Paulding County
Progress in voting by the
county coaches and media.
Smalley hit .400 for the
Archers, totaling 20 hits in 50
at bats, and drove in a dozen
runs for the blue and white.
Derek did a great job in
the leadoff spot for us, noted
Archer head coach Zac
Feasby. He was a leader for
us in every aspect of the
game. He really stepped up
and did a good job of leading
by example.
On the hill, Smalley posted
a 1.80 earned run average to
lead the county, allowing
only nine earned runs in 35
innings of work.
The Archer hurler also
struck out 26 hitters and
walked only 15.
He worked very hard and
has really improved his game
in all aspects, continued
Feasby. He was our number
one pitcher and when he was-
nt pitching, he did a great
job at shortstop. Derek really
was our leader in all facets of
the game.
Joining Smalley on the
First Team are teammates
Andy Coleman and Trenton
Copsey along with Pauld-
ings Michael Bauer, Javier
Gonzales, Kyle Kauser and
Quentin Vance. The Wayne
Trace trio of Colby Speice,
Cade Harvey and T.J. Black-
more also garnered first team
Quentin Vance hit .359
for the Panthers and scored
14 runs on the season. Vance
also added four doubles, 11
runs batted in and nine stolen
Kyle Kauser batted .344
for Paulding and posted eight
runs scored and 13 runs bat-
ted in. Kauser also had a
dozen stolen bases. On the
mound, Kauser was 2-3 on
the season, pitching 37-1/3
innings and struck out 20.
Michael Bauer hit .308
for the Panthers while scor-
ing 21 runs, driving in a
dozen and stealing 11 bases.
Bauer finished with a .384 on
base percentage and a .415
slugging percentage for the
maroon and white. Bauer
posted 20 hits, five doubles
and a triple on the season for
Javier Gonzales was 2-5
on the hill for the Panthers
with a 5.03 earned run aver-
age. The Panther hurler
struck out 16 hitters in 32 in-
nings of work. At the plate,
Gonzales hit .313 with 17
runs scored and 11 runs bat-
ted in.
Trenton Copsey hit .256
while scoring four runs and
driving in three. Copsey also
had a pair of doubles for the
Archer offense and led the
team in fielding percentage at
Andy Coleman was 1-1
on the mound for the
Archers, posting a 2.74
earned run average while
fanning 11 in 23 innings of
Colby Speice tossed 51-
2/3 innings for Wayne Trace,
finishing with a 2-7 record
while posting a 3.52 earned
run average. Speice struck
out 42 opposing hitters on the
season. At the plate, the
Raider junior batted .367
with 16 runs scored and a
dozen runs batted in while
also adding 14 stolen bases.
Cade Harvey finished
with a 3-5 record on the sea-
son but also posted a re-
spectable 3.52 earned run
average. Harvey fanned 34 in
51-2/3 innings.
T.J. Blackmore batted
.274 with seven runs batted
in and four runs scored on the
Receiving Honorable men-
tion are Wayne Traces Mar-
cus McVay, Pauldings
Treston Gonzales and
Antwerps Jeffrey Coleman.
Marcus McVay had a .316
on-base percentage and led
the Raiders with 16 runs bat-
ted in during the season.
McVay also drew 11 walks
and scored five times while
recording four stolen bases.
Treston Gonzales hit .333
for the Panthers with five
doubles and a triple. Gonza-
les also scored 11 runs and
stole 11 bases for the maroon
and white.
Jeffrey Coleman was sec-
ond on the Archers in fielding
percentage at .944 and led the
blue and white in walks with
nine at the plate.
Final county baseball stats
2013 final statistics (regular season stats
plus postseason) for Paulding County high
school baseball, compiled by sportswriter
Kevin Wannemacher:
Derek Smalley/AHS 50 20 .400
Colby Speice/WT 79 29 .367
Quentin Vance/PHS 64 23 .359
Kyle Kauser/PHS 61 21 .344
Cade Harvey/WT 77 26 .338
Treston Gonzales/PHS 48 16 .333
Michael Bauer/PHS 21
Javier Gonzales/PHS 17
Colby Speice/WT 16
Quentin Vance/PHS 14
Treston Gonzales/PHS 11
Derek Smalley/AHS 11
Colby Speice/WT 5
Treston Gonzales/PHS 5
Michael Bauer/PHS 5
T.J. Blackmore/WT 4
Quentin Vance/PHS 4
Javier Gonzales/PHS 4
Quentin Vance/PHS 1
Treston Gonzales/PHS 1
Michael Bauer/PHS 1
Corbin Edwards/PHS 1
Derek Smalley/AHS 1
Cade Harvey/WT 1
Damon Egnor/PHS 3
Aaron Stoller/WT 1
Colby Speice/WT 1
Treston Gonzales/PHS 17
Marcus McVay/WT 16
Damon Egnor/PHS 15
Kyle Kauser/PHS 13
Derek Smalley/AHS 12
Colby Speice/WT 12
Colby Speice/WT 42
Damon Egnor/PHS 35
Cade Harvey/WT 34
Derek Smalley/AHS 26
Marcus McVay/WT 24
Derek Smalley/AHS 35 1.80
Andy Coleman/AHS 23 2.74
Cade Harvey/WT 51-2/3 3.52
Colby Speice/WT 51-2/3 3.52
Marcus McVay/WT 29-1/3 4.53
Derek Smalley
Antwerp HighSchool
.400 batting average,
1.8 ERA, 20 hits
He was our number one pitcher and when he wasnt pitching, he did a great job at shortstop. Derek really was our leader in all
facets of the game.
Archer Head Coach Zac Feasby
Andy Coleman
Wayne Trace
Quentin Vance
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Division II Track
Salinas advances to
regionals in two events
FOSTORIA The boys and
girls Division II district track
meet was held last week at
Fostoria High School with one
member of the Paulding track
teams qualifying for regionals
in two separate events.
Pauldings Sidney Salinas
will take part in the regional
meet on Thursday and Satur-
day at Lexington High School.
Salinas moves on in the 400
dash by taking third with a
time of 1:00.38 while also
qualifying for regionals in the
pole vault, clearing 9-6 to fin-
ish fourth.
Malayna Van Cleve just
missed advancing in the 300
hurdles with a fifth place finish,
posting a time of 48.11. She also
finished eighth in the 100 hur-
dles with a time of 17.46.
Rachael Kessler also placed
in the 300 hurdles for Pauld-
ing, crossing the line with a
time of 52.10 to take seventh
Salinas will participate in
the 400 dash semifinals on
Thursday at Lexington High
School before taking part in
the pole vault on Saturday.
The 400 dash regional finals
also are on Saturday at Lex-
PLAYERS OF THE GAME Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative and WKSD 99.7 recently rec-
ognized members of Paulding High School football and basketball teams for outstanding per-
formance. The players were chosen by the WKSD announcers during their radio broadcasts. They
are, front row from left Kyle Kauser, Sierra McCullough, Abbey Edwards, Logan Doster; back
row Steven Strayer, Lance Foor, Julian Salinas, Neil Roehrig and Trey Schroeder.
Division III Track
Kortokrax, Williamson
capture district titles
Traces Ryan Kortokrax and
Antwerps Sam Williamson
each captured individual dis-
trict championships in the Di-
vision III track meet at
Kortokrax set a new meet
record in the shot put with a toss
of 56-7 to move on to the re-
gional meet. Williamson led the
Archers by winning the 3200
run in 9:56.51 to move on.
The Raider girls finished
eighth on the day with 30-1/2
points while Antwerp was
14th with 11 markers.
Wayne Traces 3200 relay
team of Abbey Shepherd,
Haley Saylor, Madison Poling
and Rylee Zartman advanced
as well, taking fourth in
10:35.01. The Lady Raider
800 relay squad of Rylee Zart-
man, Stacy Flint, Taylor Grant
and Carrigan Critten recorded
a time of 1:50.50, good for
third place.
Zartman also moves on in
the 800 run, taking third in
2:22.84, and Shayna Temple
moves on with a fourth place
finish in the high jump at 4-8.
Antwerps Audrie Longard-
ner moves on after running a
1:00.08 to place second in the
400 dash.
Wayne Traces Shayna
Temple took fifth in the 300
hurdles with a time of 48.44.
Longardner also took sixth in
the 200 dash in 27.85.
The Raider 400 relay team
placed seventh in 53.89 and
the 1600 relay was fifth in
In the boys meet, the
Raiders finished sixth with 49
points while the Archers were
11th with 21 points.
Wayne Traces Alec Kuhn
moves on as well with a third
place finish in the 110 hurdles,
crossing the line with a time of
16.17. The Raiders Arlen
Stoller advances in the 1600
run, running a 4:33.12 to take
Ryan Kortokrax also ad-
vanced in the discus, taking
second with a toss of 144-9.
Kenny Ganter, Korbin
Showalter, Cole Shepherd and
Josh Reel combined to take
fourth in the 1600 relay with a
time of 3:38.76.
The Archers Cameron Huss
will run in the regional meet,
posting a time of 52.61 to take
second in the 400 dash.
The Raider 3200 relay team
consisting of Arlen Stoller,
Jake Gerber, Cole Shepherd
and David Sinn finished fifth
with a time of 8:55.13. Josh
Reel, Jared Eklund, Jake
Arend and Korbin Showalter
combined for a seventh place
finish in the 800, crossing the
line with a time of 1:37.82.
Korbin Showalter placed
eighth in the 100 dash, posting
a time of 11.90 and seventh in
the 200 dash with a time of
23.61. Cole Shepherd was
seventh in the 800 run with a
time of 2:09.31. Hank Sinn
finished eighth in the discus
after a throw of 124-7 and
took seventh in the shot put
with a toss of 44-5.
Antwerps Colin Krick ran a
4:47.47 in the 1600 run to fin-
ish sixth.
All advancers to regionals
will travel to Tiffin for action
today and Friday.
team of local fifth grade basketball players recently placed sec-
ond in their division at the elite Lady Gym Rats Invitational Tour-
nament. The team is sponsored by the McLaughlin Athletic
Center in Antwerp (The MAC) and the Paulding Kiwanis Club.
Team members are, front row from left Madison Smith (Edger-
ton St. Marys), Alyvia DeVore (Antwerp), Kaitlyn Titus (Antwerp),
Ally Cape (Edgerton St. Marys); back row Claire Sinn (Wayne
Trace), Madison Johnson (Fairview), Brooke Smith (Leo), Emma
Siebenaler (Edgerton St. Marys).
Antwerp baseball team closes
out disappointing season
Future looks bright with 12 players returning
ANTWERP The Antwerp
Archers closed the books on
the 2013 season after dropping
their final game of the season
on May 17 at home to Wood-
lan (Indiana) 6-1. The previ-
ous week the Archers lost their
first tournament game to Fort
Jennings 4-2. For first-year
head coach Zac Feasby, the
Archers finished with an over-
all record of 3-14 while going
winless in the Green Meadows
Conference at 0-7.
We started out with a
promising record at 3-2 with
wins over Hilltop, Lincol-
nview and Wayne Trace. But
then we went into a tailspin
and lost the rest of them, said
Feasby. Even with the poor
record, we still played our
conference opponents much
tougher this year.
The 14-player roster was
made up of mostly underclass-
men with just two seniors in
the lineup Andy Coleman
and Colton Hamman. Cole-
mans batting average was
.234 while Hamman was third
on the team hitting at a .276
The rest of the squad should
return next year led by Pauld-
ing County Player of the Year
Derek Smalley. As a junior
this year, Smalley was at the
top offensively and was the
go-to guy on the pitching
mound. Derek hit .400 with an
on base percentage of .557.
Smalley, who also plays
basketball and football led the
diamond men with 18 singles
and 12 RBI, along with nine
As a pitcher, Smalley led
the team in innings pitched
(35), ERA at 1.80, and strike
outs with 26.
Other juniors who will lead
the Archer charge next season
will be Matt Reinhart, Brad
Taylor, Joe Buerkle and Tyler
This years sophomore crew
that will play as juniors next
season include Trenton
Copsey, Collin Perry, Jon
Hudson and Alex Vail.
Alex was injured and was
unable to pitch for us this year,
but with the team we have
coming back and if Alex is
able to pitch we should be a
much improved team, Feasby
Copsey produced an on
base percentage of .375 and
had two doubles for the blue
and white.
The freshman class, with
one year experience under
their belt when they return
next year, includes Jeff Cole-
man, Justice Clark and Cainan
Clark was a nice surprise for
Coach Feasbys ball club this
year. Clark was second with a
.271 batting percentage along
with an on base percentage of
.419. The freshman also col-
lected six RBI. Jeff Coleman,
a younger brother to Andy,
was a solid performer as each
position he played. The
younger Coleman tied with
Smalley with nine walks this
Looking to next year, we
will work hard to improve on
the field and at the same time
we will work at building the
confidence level of our return-
ing players, said Feasby.
Awards received by the Antwerp
Archer baseball team
Derek Smalley: Paulding
County Player of the Year,
Second Team All-Green
Meadows Conference, Offen-
sive MVP Coaches Award,
Co-defensive MVP Coaches
Andy Coleman: First Team
All-county. Second Team All-
Green Meadows Conference,
4-year varsity letter winner,
Rotary Award, Co-defensive
MVP Coaches Award.
Trenton Copsey: First Team
All-Green Meadows Confer-
Jeffrey Coleman: Paulding
County Honorable Mention.
Antwerp Gym gets
new floor, new identity
ANTWERP The gymna-
sium at the Vancrest Assisted
Living Complex in Antwerp
has received a refinished floor
and with it a new identity.
Leagues and tournaments,
hosted over the past winter
and spring, contributed to
funding the largest and most
expensive project to date at the
gym. Drossco Flooring, from
the Toledo area, provided one
of the few bids in stripping,
painting all new lines for two
basketball and volleyball
courts, and refinishing the
floor. The four-day process
has brought Antwerp rigid
court boundaries for two
courts, a complete new floor
luster, and with it a name
The gymnasium has been
donned the McGlaughlin Ath-
letic Center (The MAC), in
memory of the late Tom
McGlaughlin, whose insight
in saving the former school
building was instrumental in
inspiring the overall complex
to the success it maintains
Growth continues to be evi-
dent as scheduling at The
MAC has grown from last
summers 29 total teams to the
50 teams scheduled already at
The MAC this summer. Seven
summer leagues will run Mon-
day through Friday each week
in June and July.
Monday brings a second
season of sixth grade and
under boys teams. Tuesday
will be a big night as a new
varsity girls league and sixth
grade and under girls teams
play at The MAC.
Twelve JV boys teams will
also participate on Tuesdays at
the Antwerp Local School.
Wednesday brings 10 junior
high girls teams to The MAC
and Thursday follows with
eight junior high boys teams.
Friday then brings another
new offering in an 18 and over
mens basketball league.
All league teams will play
championship tournaments the
week of July 15, ending the
summer season July 19.
Junior Varsity Softball Wayne Trace
wrapped up the season with a 6-1
record as the Raiders rolled past
Delphos Jefferson 16-2. Sydney Crit-
ten got the win for the Raiders, strik-
ing out five while giving up four hits
and five walks in five innings of work.
Kayla Zuber, Carley Wright and Court-
ney Laney each had a double for the
red, white and blue with Leah Sinn
adding a single.
NWC names
softball team
The Northwest Conference
has named its All-League
Softball Team for 2013.
Pauldings Kelsey Beck
garnered First Team honors to
top local honorees.
Pauldings Morgan Riley,
Breana Schmidt and Jerika
Bland also received Honor-
able Mention honors for the
Lady Panthers.
Named to NWC
Baseball Team
The Northwest Conference
has named its All-League
Baseball Team for 2013.
Pauldings Quentin Vance
and Kyle Kauser each re-
ceived Second Team NWC
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100 East Jackson St., Paulding, Ohio
Carolyn Straley @ 419-769-1352 or 419-399-3721,
Matt Straley @ 419-785-5161 or Rudy Straley @ 419-769-8996
for information concerning buying, qualifying for loan or selling
3 BEDROOM one story home
and attached garage, located
on Helen Street in Paulding.
attached garage and a pond
on 1 3/4 acres on the north
edge of Cecil with an option
of more land with a building.
3 BEDROOM 2 bath L shaped
home that's in very good con-
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garage at each end. Location
is on a corner lot in Latty.
5 units, 3 up, 2 down. The
tenants pay their own utilities.
Location is on North Williams
Street in Paulding. #340
3 BEDROOM 1 1/2 bath home
in Paulding with new central
air & heat, easy care low
maintenance exterior and a
24x30' modern garage. #328
HOME in Paulding with
attached garage. This home
would be great for a starter
home or as a rental invest-
ment property. #322
"A FRAME" 2 bedrooms
up, 1 down, large attached
24x40' garage and large
rear yard. #345
3 BEDROOM, 1 1/2 bath
home, fireplace, attached
garage and a 16x24' stor-
age building, all on 1.5
shaded acres. Location is
west of Antwerp. #325
Paulding- 3 bedroom 2
bath home 13 years of age
with 1500 feet of living
area, equipped kitchen and
central air. #316
3 BEDROOM, 1 1/2 baths,
separate laundry room,
attached garage and a
storage shed out back
located in Paulding. #347
2.296 acre parcel and a
1.928 acre parcel near the
Paulding Hospital. #348 &
3 OR 4 BEDROOM, 2 bath
home with lots of rooms,
basement and a 30x65'
garage/storage building
located in Paulding. #339
JOHN HERZIG. 11833 Road 132
near the Paulding Hospital. The
2800 sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 3 bath
home and a 1200+ sq. ft.
attached garage for vehicle and
storage space has many fea-
tures for those who appreciate
quality. The lot measures 2.555 acres with a pond that's behind
the home. Also, there's more acreage available. Listing #344
#1536 4-5 bdrm., 1.25
bath, pond, 36 x 50
insulated bldg., heated,
half bath, walk-up
stairs to attic storage),
most replacement win-
dows, formal dining or
5th bdrm., rural
Paulding. REDUCED
TO $109,900! Call
Sandra/Tamyra 419-
#1572 Newer 3 bdrm, 2
bath home w/ walk-in
closets, C/A, newer roof
& patio door,Great loca-
tion... Priced @ $89,000.
805 Meadowbrook Dr.,
Pldg. Call Don Gorrell
To see nice color pictures & interior shots of properties offered
by Gorrell Bros. go to: www.gorrellbros-paulding.com
Multiple Listing
Call Gorrells to get your home sold TODAY!
#1565 3 bdrm, 2 bath
ranch home. 2100 sq.
ft., oak kitchen, family
room, game room
w/wet bar & slider door
to the rear patio & hot
tub. 1+ acre w/ river
frontage. REDUCED!
$149,900! Rural
Antwerp. Call Sandra/
Tamyra 419-506-1015
#1556 4 bedroom, 2
bath country home!
Country kitchen w/
formal dining, bsmt.
partially finished. Major
remodeling in 2007!
C/A RuralPaulding.
$99,900. Call Sandra/
Tamyra 419-506-1015
#1573 3 bedroom, 2
bath home full base-
ment. Covered deck w/
hot tub, private back-
yard! C/A, recent wiring,
plumbing & roof shin-
gles, den, dining room or
4th bdrm., extra bldg.
$129,900. Call Sandra/
Tamyra 419-506-1015
#1561 9574 S.R. 500
Paulding... 3 bdrm, 1.5
bath home on ptl. bsmt.,
eat-in style kitchen open
to family room, C/A, wood
deck. $139,900... Call
Joe Den Herder
New Listing #1576... Commercial building for lease
or sale, 260 Dooley Dr., Paulding, Call Don Gorrell
New Listing #1574...
Large 3-4 bdrm., home,
detached garage, origi-
nal hardwood flooring
thru-out, must see, locat-
ed @ corner of Caroline
&Williams, Paulding,
Priced to sell @$85,000
Call Don Gorrell 419-
New Listing #1575... 3
bdrm, 2 bath home, C/A,
priced to sell, located @
corner of Baldwin &
Cherry, Paulding. Call
Don Gorrell 419-399-
Donald K. Foltz, II - Broker: 106 N. Williams St. Paulding
www.foltzrealty.com 419-399-2347
REALTORS: Tim Boss 419-769-0823, Maurie Wannemacher 419-769-9090
Christine Hartman 419-506-1017
#2823 215 S. Main
St. Payne: All modern
5 BR., 2 BA beautiful
home. Utility base-
ment, all natural
woodwork, fireplace
and attached garage.
$114,900 Call Maurie
#2816 14819 SR. 127
Paulding: Nice building
site! A little less than 4
acres with well and
new septic system. 32'
x 24' Morton Building
with concrete floor &
power; also, a 32' x 18'
implement shed and
over 1 1/2 acres of
wasteland grass.
$38,500 Call Maurie
#2807 495 E. Perry
St. Paulding: 3.04
acre lot on 127 S. City
water & sewer tap
available. $49,000
Call Tim
#2819 REDUCED!
401 W. Canal St.
Antwerp: Nice 3 Br, 2
Ba, brick & vinyl sided
home with 2 car at-
tached garage on a
corner lot in Antwerp.
City water and sani-
tary sewer on a crawl
space. Call Don
#2804 5809 SR 500
Payne: Nice 3 Br.,
1 3/4 Ba. Home in
country with hardwood
floors in living room and
bedrooms, vinyl siding,
attached garage and
36'x 24' building w/ con-
crete floor. Call Maurie
#2811 235 E. Merrin
St. Payne: Updated 3
Br., 1 3/4 Ba home.
New floor covering,
laminate and carpet-
ing, new metal roof,
vinyl siding and water
heater in 2012. Win-
dows replaced and
new entrance doors.
Must see! Call
Maurie $48,500
CHECK OUR NEW WEBSITE @ foltzrealty.com
Auction Of 10
Lima, OH
Investment Properties
Sat, June 8, 11:00 A.M.
Investors - Speculators
Rents from $400 per month to $550 per month
- Multi parcel bidding with bidding on one, all or
combinations. $500 earnest money, closing 30
days..... Call for free brochure or visit Gorrell
Bros. web site @ www.gorrellbros-
paulding.com for inspection, auction &
property information with photos - Gorrell
Bros. Auctioneers; Larry Gorrell, Broker; Don
Gorrell Mgr., Nolan Shisler, Aaron Timm,
Sandra Mickelson
Land Auction
47+- Acres
Antwerp, OH
Thurs. - June 20 - 6:00 P.M.
Farm Location: East edge of Antwerp, OH on Rd.
176. Frontage on Rd. 176 and Rd. 180 - watch
for Auction signs .... 47 1/2 +- Acres with frontage
on two paved roads within the Antwerp Corporation
limit at the east edge of town ..... USDA indicates
all Latty type soil with FSA indicating 46 acres till-
able .... Nice level farm with good location and good
access .... For Survey, Soil & Aerial Maps and FSA
information call for bidder's packet or visit our web
site at www.gorrellbros.com......... Auctioneers
Note: The Antwerp CIC purchased this farm in
1998 for future development to benefit the Antwerp,
Ohio area. The CIC is selling the farm so the pro-
ceeds can be used to enhance commercial develop-
ment near the Rt. 24 & Rt. 49 Interchange - be ready
to bid your price. Auction Terms: $5,000 earnest
money on the day of auction upon the signing of the
purchase agreement with the balance due at closing
on or before Aug. 1, 2013. Possession: The farm
land is cash rented for the 2013 crop year and seller
retains the 2013 cash rent. Possession after closing
upon harvest of the 2013 crop. Seller will pay the
2013 real estate taxes. Auction Location: Antwerp
VFW Post 5087, 105 Railroad St., Antwerp, OH (1
block southwest of downtown Antwerp)....... Seller:
Community Improvement Corporation Of
Antwerp, OH..... Gorrell Bros. Auctioneers; San-
dra Mickelson, Sale Mgr; Larry D. Gorrell, Bro-
ker; Don Gorrell - Joe Barker - Aaron Timm -
Nolan Shisler - Auctioneers
adba Foltz Realty
106 N. Williams St. Paulding, Ohio
Phone 419-769-9090
"Call Us, We're The Other Guys"
6 P.M. Thur. Night May 30, 2013 Thur. Night 6 P.M.
LOCATION: Just take SR. 500 East out of Payne past the
Nazarene Church across the RR Tracks on the North side of
SR. 500 at 5809 Payne Ohio, Watch for the Auction Signs.....
6 P.M. ----- THURSDAY NIGHT ----- 6 P.M.
Nice 3 Bedroom Home in good location, within walking distance to
town, yet far enough away to be like country. All 3 bedrooms have
hardwood flooring, with big closets. 1 3/4 baths, nice utility room, 50
gal water heater, large living room with hardwood floors, big picture
window. All finished 2 car attached garage with small tool room in rear
of garage. All vinyl siding, 4 year old roof, Big 24 x 36 utility building
in rear with concrete floor. Lots of trees on this big 2.5 acre lot
TERMS: Buyer to sign Purchase Agreement and pay $1000 down auc-
tion day, balance at Closing on or before June 25, 2013, upon delivery
of Warranty Deed, Certificate of Title. Seller to Pay all Real Estate
Taxes, Pro-Rated to Day of Closing, All Documents Prepared by
Glenn Troth, Attorney for Sellers. All Statements made day of Auction
take precedence over all printed matter. For complete detailed brochure
w/facts and information and viewing of property, Call the Auction-
eers at 419-769-9090 or 419-399-2347. Ask for Maurie
AUCTIONEERS NOTE: We will be selling this property to the high-
est bidder, come and look over the property, bring your inspector, have
your finances in order by day of auction and be ready to bid and buy!
Sold with confirmation of Seller. Seller says SELL!!!
OWNER: Ferd Burden Jr. Estate,
By Jay Paul Burden, Executor
Glenn Troth, Attorney
P.C. Probate Case # 20121074
"Call Us-We're the Other Guys"
adba Foltz Realty
106 N. Williams Street Paulding, Ohio 45879 Auctioneers: Maurice
Wannemacher-Jeff Strahley-Kevin Anspach
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Phone: 419-399-3389
122 N Washington St.,
Van Wert, OH 45891
SUN., JUNE 2, 1-3PM
Almost 1700 square feet of living area gives you plenty of elbow room.
Features include 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a 2 car attached garage.
Come and see us Sunday and view a wonderful home.
At the southeast edge of Payne you will nd this newer ranch with
3 bedrooms, 2 baths and an attached garage. Well insulated and
an electric budget of only $151 per month. Your monthly payments
TO $49,900!
Come to Payne, Ohio on Sunday, June 2 to view two very nice ranch
style homes. One is in town on Plaineld Dr. The other is at the edge
of town at 6801 Rd. 47.
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JUST PHONE 419-399-4015
TRAILER 24FT. Sleeps up to
8. Very good shape. $4,000.
419-399-3762. 40p2
2011 JOHN DEERE 8235R -
new rubber, still under war-
ranty. 419-771-9422. 38c5
plastic, can deliver 260-493-
0805. 37p4
MALL, 108 W. Main Street,
Van Wert (419) 238-3362,
30+ Dealers. Closed Tues-
days. Buy & Sell. 27ctf
TION & REPAIR Specialist.
Foundation, basement and
chimney repair or replace.
Fully insured, Free Estimates
419-438-2101. 34ctf
TION: Windows, light electri-
cal, drywall, siding, doors
and more. Call Al for your re-
pair or contruction needs.
419-506-2102 51ctf
for rent. 419-786-0991, 419-
263-4700. 40c2
HOME near Scott. Available
for rent. Please call 419-263-
8016. 39p2
downtown Antwerp. Stove,
refrigerator, water, sewer &
trash included. 419-258-
9325. 38c2
Downtown Antwerp. Stove, re-
frigerator, air cond., water,
sewer & trash included. $325
mo. plus deposit. Ed Glass
419-786-9652. 38c3
for rent in Paulding and Defi-
ance. Please call Jodi at 419-
399-2419 for more details.
IN PAULDING - Whispering
Pines - 2 bdrm. Call 419-
506-2102, 419-670-4024 or
419-399-2419 8ctf
$450 rent or own in Brent-
wood Community next to
Vagabond Restaurant 419-
388-9977. 43ctf
TER: Now renting storage
units. Different sizes available.
Call 419-399-2419 for info.18ctf
MENTS. Deposit & lease re-
quired. No pets. Please call
Straley Apts. at 419-399-
4444 or 419-399-3721 35ctf
AGE UNITS. Located at
south side of Paulding on
US 127. Various sizes.
Please call 419-399-4444
or 419-399-3721 20ctf
FOUNDATION - basement
repair floor leveling, roofing,
cement work. Call Bill Miner
419-596-3018 34c8
MAY 30, 2013. 1pm-3:30pm.
R&R Employment, 147 E.
Main St., Suite A, Van Wert,
OH 45891. Hiring! Industrial;
Prof. Painters; CDL-A; & Pro-
duction Operators! Interested
applicants contact Van Wert
office (419) 232-2008. 40c2
Portland and Decatur loca-
tions. General Labor CDL A-
B Tanker Forklift Operators
Industrial Painters Mechani-
cally Inclined Individuals In-
specting/Packing CNC
Operators. Accepting applica-
tions for CNA Classes, call
now to reserve your spot! In-
terested applicants contact
Van Wert office (419) 232-
2008 or apply online at
www.rremployment.com 39c2
Duties include delivery to cus-
tomers, 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
FRIDAY, MAY 31 (9:00 -
JUNE 1 (9:00 - 12:00) - 6367
Junior size girls clothing,
small womens clothing, and
other household items. 40p1
PAYNE. FRI., 9-4; SAT., 9-1.
Baby and kids clothes up to
size 7/8, home goods and
decor, tv, lots of misc. 40p1
30, 31 & JUNE 1; 9AM-5PM.
Window shutters, singer
treadle sewing machine, fur-
niture, household items. Nice
teen girl and women clothes,
shoes, many miscellaneous
items. 7775 ST RT 66 S OF
JUNE 1. Contact Nancy
Spiece 419-263-2863. Watch
for balloons & signs. 40c1
PAYNE MAY 29-31, 9-5PM.
6676 SR 500. Clothes, table
with chairs, bakers rack, toy
box w/shelves, compound
bow, 2011 150cc scooter,
rocking chair, air conditioner,
lots of household items &
misc. 40p1
Upside down back stretcher,
salamander, Holiday items,
many vases, exercise bike &
some clothes & etc. START-
ING THURS until empty. 40p1
S 127 2 MILES TO RD. 108,
1 3/4 MI. FRI. MAY 31 & SAT.
JUNE 1; 8-6. Vintage clothes,
hats & purses, antiques,
linens, pottery. Lots & lots
misc! 40p1
13790 RD 154 PAULDING.
MAY 31. 9AM-5. Baby items,
newborn thru 9 mos girls
clothing, girls 2T thru 14, boys
clothing 6 thru 16, men &
women sm. thru 2XL, lots of
misc. 40p1
JUNE 1. 5825 SR 500,
Payne. Bikes, clothes, fishing,
lg. dog carrier, patterns, fab-
rics, furniture, much more.
8AM-5PM. 40p1
MAY 29, 30. 31. 9 TO 5. ST.
RT. 111, 1 1/2 MI WEST PAST
HOSPITAL lots of odd and
ends, toys, infant to adult
clothes. 40p1
SAT., JUNE 1, 9AM-5PM.
Lots of knick-knacks, books
and a variety of misc. items.
All proceeds go to the hand-
icap project. 39c2
NEWS, web exclusives, read
news items before theyre
published in the newspaper!
Unlimited access to the
Progress website www.pro-
gressnewspaper.org is free to
subscribers. Call 419-399-
4015 or email subscription
@progressnewspaper.org for
password. ctf
provider has openings. Call
419-542-0273 Antwerp
School district. 40p2
KNIVES, postcards, OLD
toys, jewelry, watches,
stamps, estates. Ausin White
419-399-3353 36p7
Flea market: SAT., JUNE 1,
(one white female & one
black male). Missed dearly
by my son!! Please call 419-
594-3180 38f2
meeting for June has been
changed from Monday June
10 to Thursday June 13 at
8:00 p.m. Julie Dinger, Fiscal
Officer. 40c2
Trustees regular board meet-
ing scheduled for June 6,
2013 has been rescheduled
for June 13, 2013 at 6:45
pm. 40c1
Cherry St. 419-399-
5298. 39c2
MORTON building, water
and sewer hook up. 419-
263-2992. 40p1
Weekly Reminder
deadline is
Thursday at 3 p.m.
8335 Road 187 Oakwood -
Joe Woods
Friday, May 31 9-5 &
Sat., June 1 9-1
Boys clothes 0-3 months and 5-
14. Avent bottles, Wii games,
wrought iron patio funiture, bar
table w/ 4 chairs, maternity
clothes, home decor, full size mat-
tress and box springs, and many
more miscellaneous items.
Paulding County Hospital
1035 W. Wayne Street
Paulding, OH 45879
Email: pchhr@saa.net
RN (Surgery)
Full Time position in the surgery department. Re-
sponsibilities include rotating in the scrub, circu-
lating, and recovery phases of surgical nursing.
The responsibilities of the RN include assessing,
planning, and implementing care of the surgical
patient throughout the peri-operative, operative,
and post-operative phases. Must have a nursing
degree from an accredited college/university.
Current State of Ohio RN License. Prior experi-
ence in an operating room preferred. Current
CNOR Certification, or other related operating
room certification preferred.
Generous benefits offered, including the State of
Ohio PERS Retirement, and too many other ben-
efits to mention them all. To apply, go online to
www.pauldingcountyhospital.com, or email a re-
sume to pchhr@saa.net, or mail an application to:
Paulding County Hospital, Attn: Human Re-
sources, 1035 W. Wayne Street, Paulding, OH
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The environmental aide is responsible for cleaning
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and the Health Center, as well as providing adequate
amounts of sanitary linens. High School graduate
or the equivalent is required. Requires full range of
body motion. Some heavy lifting. Extremely warm
conditions occur during summer months.
Qualied candidates are encouraged to submit a
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Phone: 419.238.8633 | Fax: 419.238.9390
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Apply online: www.vanwerthospital.org
RELAY FOR LIFE SUPPORTER Scott Kemler of Baughman Tile Company presented a dona-
tion to Stephanie Hull, Paulding County Relay For Life committee member. Baughman Tile is a
Leaders of Relay sponsor this year and has been very supportive of Paulding County Relay
for many years. This years event is May 31-June 1 at Paulding County Fairgrounds.
SCHOOL RAISES NEARLY $17,000 Wayne Trace Jr./Sr. High School, through the efforts of its Na-
tional Honor Society, is pleased to announce that nearly $17,000 has been raised for the Maddox Franz
Foundation, with much of these proceeds coming from the 5K event held in Payne on April 6. From
left are Wayne Trace NHS advisor Miss Jacqueline Frake, Mrs. Sarah Franz (mother of Maddox Franz
and elementary principal at Wayne Trace Payne Elementary School), and Wayne Trace senior Staci
Wenninger. Close to 450 runners/joggers/walkers participated in the Glow-In-The-Dark event, ranging
in age from toddlers to senior citizens. This tremendous turnout was made possible through countless
hours of preparation from many behind-the-scenes volunteers, most notably Wenninger. Many other
sponsors, both community members and business partners, also made several generous contributions
to this worthy cause.
COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS Gleaners Black Swamp Arbor #780 recently held its awards cer-
emony for the chosen recipients of the Community Service Recognition Award. There are three cate-
gories of volunteers who are voted on, and this years recipients were John H. Kauser, Karen Schlatter
and Kelsi Manz. Kauser was awarded in the senior category for his time involved with John Paulding
Historical Society, as well as the National Truck Association. Schlatter was honored in the adult cate-
gory for her volunteer work with the EMS and Paulding County Crippled Children Children & Adult
Society. Manz received her award in the youth category, largely due to her volunteer work with Bless-
ings in a Bag program. Each was presented a plaque for their service at a dinner May 7.
General Code, Section
11681 Revise Code,
Section 2329.26
DEN, ET AL., Defen-
Case No. CI 13 061.
Pursuant to an Order of
Sale in the above enti-
tled action, I will offer
for sale at public auc-
tion, at the East door of
the Courthouse in the
Village of Paulding, in
the above named
County, on Thursday,
the 27th day of June,
2013 at 10:10 oclock
A.M., the real estate lo-
cated at:
16584 Road 156,
Paulding, Ohio 45879
Parcel Number 20-03S-
Said premises appraised
at Ninety Thousand and
No/100 ($90,000.00)
Dollars and cannot be
sold for less than two-
thirds of that amount.
The appraisal of this
property was completed
without an interior in-
spection. Neither the
Sheriffs Office nor the
appraisers are responsi-
ble for the condition of
the property at the time
the purchaser takes pos-
Ten percent down on
day of the sale and bal-
ance before deed is to
be issued.
Sheriff Jason K. Landers
Paulding County, Ohio
Erin R. O'Malley, At-
torney for Plaintiff 39c3
General Code, Section
11681 Revise Code,
Section 2329.26
BANK, Plaintiff,
ET AL., Defendants,
Case No. CI 12 054.
Pursuant to an Order of
Sale in the above enti-
tled action, I will offer
for sale at public auc-
tion, at the East door of
the Courthouse in the
Village of Paulding, in
the above named
County, on Thursday,
the 27th day of June,
2013 at 10:00 oclock
A.M., the real estate lo-
cated at:
20842 Road 60, Pauld-
ing, Ohio 45879
Parcel Number: 32-
Said premises appraised
at Fifteen Thousand and
No/100 ($15,000.00)
Dollars and cannot be
sold for less than two-
thirds of that amount.
The appraisal of this
property was completed
without an interior in-
spection. Neither the
Sheriffs Office nor the
appraisers are responsi-
ble for the condition of
the property at the time
the purchaser takes pos-
Ten percent down on
day of the sale and bal-
ance before deed is to
be issued.
Sheriff Jason K. Landers
Paulding County, Ohio
Robert H. Young, Attor-
ney for Plaintiff 39c3
General Code, Section
11681 Revise Code,
Section 2329.26
Case No. CI 12 185.
Pursuant to an Order of
Sale in the above enti-
tled action, I will offer
for sale at public auc-
tion, at the East door of
the Courthouse in the
Village of Paulding, in
the above named
County, on Thursday,
the 27th day of June,
2013 at 10:05 oclock
A.M., the real estate lo-
cated at:
13176 Nancy Street,
Paulding, Ohio 45879
Parcel Number: 23-
Said premises was ap-
praised at Thirty-six
Thousand and No/100
($36,000.00) Dollars
and will be sold starting
with a minimum bid of
Fourteen Thousand Six
Hundred Fifty and
No/100 ($14,650.00).
The appraisal of this
property was completed
without an interior in-
spection. Neither the
Sheriffs Office nor the
appraisers are responsi-
ble for the condition of
the property at the time
the purchaser takes pos-
Ten percent down on
day of the sale and bal-
ance before deed is to
be issued.
Sheriff Jason K. Landers
Paulding County, Ohio
Stephen D. Miles, At-
torney for Plaintiff 39c3
The annual election of
the Directors for the
Paulding County Agri-
cultural Society will be
held on Saturday, June
15, 2013 between the
hours of 12 noon and
4:00 pm. Said election
will be held in the Sec-
retary's Office on the
Paulding County Fair-
grounds. Only those
persons holding a 2013
Paulding County Agri-
cultural Society mem-
bership will be allowed
to vote in said election.
Susan Miller
Paulding County Agri-
cultural Society
Secretary 40c1
NAME OF Alyssa
Marie Crutchfield
(Present Name)
Alysssa Marie
Greathouse (Name Re-
Case No. 20136017
[R.C. 2717.01]
Applicant hereby gives
notice to all interested
persons that the appli-
cant has filed an Appli-
cation for Change of
Name in the Probate
Court of Paulding
County, Ohio, request-
ing the change of name
of Alyssa Marie
Crutchfield to Alyssa
Marie Greathouse. The
hearing on the applica-
tion will be held on the
1st day of July, 2013,
at 3:45 oclock p.m. in
the Probate Court of
Paulding, County, lo-
cated at Courthouse -
2nd Floor - Office 202
- 115 N. Williams
Street, Paulding, Ohio.
40c1 Craig
Allen Greathouse
16982 SR 114
Grover Hill, Ohio 45849
Date of Notice:
May 29, 2013
Name and address of
applicant: Hillside
Acres, LLC, 2684 Cr
151, Grover Hill, OH
In accordance with
OAC rule 901:10-6-
01, public notice is
hereby given that the
Ohio Department of
Agriculture (ODA) is
accepting comments
on a draft Permit to
Operate (PTO) and
Permit to Install (PTI)
issued to Hillside
Acres, Paulding
County, Washington
Township, Auglaize
Watershed. Copies of
the draft permit can be
reviewed and/or copies
made at the Division of
Livestock Environ-
mental Permitting
(DLEP) office at: A.B.
Graham Building,
8995 East Main Street,
Reynoldsburg, Ohio
43068, (614) 387-
0470. Any person may
submit written com-
ments and/or request a
public meeting on the
draft permits. A request
for a public meeting
must be in writing and
shall state the nature of
the issues to be raised
at the public meeting.
Comments and/or pub-
lic meeting requests
must be received by
the DLEP office no
later than 5 p.m. June
28, 2013. Comments
received after this date
will not be considered.
A public meeting will
be held when required
by OAC 901:10-6-
04(C) and may be held
where authorized by
OAC 901:10-6-01(D).
Persons have a right to
provide a written or
oral statement for the
record at the public
meeting, if a meeting is
scheduled. 40c1
Date of Notice: May
29, 2013
Name and address of
applicant: Mike Visser,
6787 County Road 144,
Antwerp, OH
In accordance with
OAC rule 901:10-6-01,
public notice is hereby
given that the Ohio De-
partment of Agriculture
(ODA) is accepting
comments on a draft
Permit to Operate
(PTO) for Flat Land
Main Street, Reynolds-
burg, Ohio 43068, (614)
387-0470. Any person
may submit written
comments and/or re-
quest a public meeting
on the draft permits. A
request for a
public meeting must be
in writing and shall state
the nature of the issues
to be raised at
the public meeting.
Comments and/or pub-
lic meeting requests
must be received by the
DLEP office no later
than 5 p.m. June 28,
2013. Comments re-
ceived after this date
will not be considered.
A public meeting will be
held when required by
OAC 901:10-6-04(C)
and may be held where
authorized by OAC
901:10-6-01(D). Per-
sons have a right to pro-
vide a written or oral
statement for the record
at the public meeting, if
a meeting is scheduled.
Dairy, Paulding County,
Harrison Township,
Upper Maumee Water-
shed. This is renewal for
an existing PTO. If a
final PTO is issued it
would be valid for five-
Copies of the draft per-
mit can be reviewed
and/or copies made at
the Division of Live-
stock Environmental
Permitting (DLEP) of-
fice at: A.B. Graham
Building, 8995 East-
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 Paulding County Progress - 15A
16A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Kylee Baumle
In The
419-399-4080 or 800-741-1743
Paulding County Hospital
Family Health Day
Saturday, June 8 ~ 7:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Enter at the Medical Office Building
at 1032 W Wayne St
(attached to the hospital at its northwest corner)

Hearing Screenings
Kim Molitor, Audiologist

New Weight Loss Clinic
Dr. Ahmeds Staff

Osteoporosis Check
Free bone density scan performed
by expert technicians

Check your skin for sun damage
American Cancer Societys
DermaScan to alert you to sun damage

Physical Therapy
Paraffin Dips
Chance to win a 3 month Fitness Center Membership

Home Health
Display of Home Care Items

Relay for Life Breakfast
Support the hospital relay team and Finish
the Health Fair with a Healthy Breakfast
On the Menu:
Fruit, Yogurt, Granola,
Old Fashion Oatmeal with a variety of
toppings, Breakfast Sandwich,
Healthy Breakfast Cookie,
Coffee and Juice - just $3.00!
PCH dining room
7:30 to 11:00 am
Carry out available
Get a personal blood profile
Must fast (10 12 hours)
the night before.
Comprehensive Health Panel: $30.00
Thyroid Screen: $20.00
Hemoglobin A1C: $10.00
PSA (Prostatic Specific Antigen) $20.00
For more information, call Brenda Wieland, 419-399-1138
Pre-registration forms accepted
until June 6th!
Pre-registration information available at the PCH Information Desk; Doctors
Halachanova, Spangler, and Dr. vanden Bergs offices, Paulding; Dr. Ahmeds
office, Paulding; Dr. Grays office, Antwerp; Dr. Kuhns office, Payne; Dr. Ho-
gans office, Oakwood ; Ross Gas Station, Grover Hill.
Visit our website to download pre-registration forms
Downloaded pre-registration forms - need to be returned to PCH with payment
and self -addressed long envelope (size 10) included by June 6th.
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House of Love
If you were one of the
sixty baptized in year
2012 at House of Love
Ministries, please
return Sunday, June 2,
2013 for a Special
Service at 3 pm
Peonies are putting on a show
Bartzella is an intersectional, or Itoh, peony introduced in 1986. Yellow is a less common color
seen in peonies.
NHS members and advisors recently took a trip to NYC and New Jersey. One of their stops was to
visit The Cake Boss at Carlos Bake Shop in Hoboken, N.J. Pictured at the Bake Shop from left to
right are Savannah Roughton, Catlyn Pavel, Mrs. Melissa Harder, Kara Burak, Steven Strayer, Patrick
Troyer, Alexis Rue, Zane, Wilhelm, Marlee Pease, Maggie Wilhelm, Courtney St. John, Mikayla Pieper
and Mrs. Malinda Schmidt. While in NYC one of their stops was to Chinatown where they met up with
former Paulding resident and China Wok waitress Judy Jin Zhu Zheng and daughter Anna. 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.
PUMPING FOR TIPS On Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, several Leadership In Action (LIA) team
members and representatives from the Paulding County Senior Center and Paulding Chamber were
pumping for tips at the Maramart gas station in Paulding. The team graciously pumped gas, washed
windshields, made payments inside and even purchased items for patrons so they would not need to
get out of their cars. Customers were very generous with their tips in support of the LIA team project,
the Herb Monroe Community Park that will be located at the corner of Jackson and Main streets in
Paulding. The event raised $703 for the park. From left are Ron Williamson, LIA fundraising chair/food
service director at the senior center; Sonya Herber, LIA project coordinator/director UWPC; Marsha
Yeutter, chamber president and senior center director; Megan Clark, LIA team member and adminis-
trative assistant at Arend, Laukhuf and Stoller, and in back, Paul Steele, volunteer for the senior center.
Herber commented, This was so much fun customers did not know how to react to a full service
station! Ahhh, remember the days....
As nearby Van Wert prepares
to celebrate their annual Peony
Festival next weekend (June 7-
9), its shaping up to be a good
year for their bloom display. A
cooler than usual spring has de-
layed some flowering of earlier
varieties and prolonged the
bloom of mid-season flowers.
Based on the celebrations of the
recent past, this is a good thing
for those hoping to see a variety
of blooms while attending the
Any festivals that are cen-
tered around flowers, such as
the Cherry Blossom Festival in
Washington, D.C., and the Tulip
Festival in Holland, Mich., are
taking a chance that timing will
be right for visitors to see the
very thing thats the cause for
the celebration.
Peonies actually can bloom
for a very long time, if you plant
some of each variety. Were fa-
miliar with the herbaceous pe-
onies as theyre the most
common, but there are several
other ones that extend the peony
Earliest to bloom are the fern-
leaf peonies (Paeonia tenuifo-
lia), a smaller variety with
feathery cut leaf foliage. These
are a type of herbaceous pe-
onies, meaning they die to the
ground in winter and regrow
again in spring.
Next comes the tree peony
(Paeonia suffruticosa), which
has the biggest blooms with
petals that resemble tissue
paper. If only they lasted longer!
Theyre very fragrant, with a
typical peony scent, but blooms
only last for a few days before
dropping petals.
The tree peony is a woody-
stemmed plant that can grow
quite large and keeps its struc-
ture throughout the winter.
Pruning is only necessary if you
want to reshape the plant and
despite their short-lived blooms,
their beauty makes them worth
growing. The foliage is attrac-
tive in its own right, with a
bluish cast most of the season,
turning bronzish in fall.
Shortly after and sometimes
overlapping the blooms of the
tree peony and those of the
herbaceous peony are a rela-
tively new type the intersec-
tional, or Itoh peony. This is a
hybrid, developed first in Japan
and introduced in 1984, with
big, beautiful blooms and fo-
liage like the tree peony, but
with soft stems like the herba-
ceous. Itohs die to the ground
each winter. They are the most
disease-resistant of all peonies,
and are the most expensive to
purchase, although some tree
peonies can also be pricey.
Right now were seeing
blooms of the herbaceous
peony (Paeonia lactiflora) and
it seems that theyre every-
where. One possible reason for
this is that Van Wert used to be
known as The Peony Capital of
the World. During the middle
part of the last century, large
peony farms were located in
Van Wert County and several
hybridizers produced new culti-
vars, some of which can be seen
in the Peony Garden in Smiley
Park in Van Wert.
Herbaceous peonies bloom
over a period of several weeks,
depending on the weather, with
early, mid, and late varieties.
They die to the ground each
winter and foliage should be
trimmed away to prevent dis-
eases from overwintering in de-
composing foliage, especially if
theyve been bothered by
mildew or fungus during the
Another less common variety
is the woodland peony (Paeo-
nia obovata). This early
bloomer differs from other pe-
onies in that they thrive in
shade. Theyre a small species
peony, usually with a single
bloom form.
Peonies can live for one hun-
dred years and we should count
ourselves fortunate that we can
grow them here. They need a
period of cold in order to pro-
duce blooms, and our northern
winters take care of that. Pe-
onies are best planted and then
left where they are, but if they
need to be moved, this should
be done in the fall. Theyre rel-
atively carefree as long as you
plant them in a sunny area that
has good drainage and good air
circulation around them to pre-
vent foliar diseases.
Oh, and those ants com-
monly seen crawling on peony
buds? Despite popular belief,
they arent required to help the
buds open. The ants just love
the sweet nectar that the peony
buds secrete and theyre merely
helping themselves to a snack.
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