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have worked so hard to make
this happen, said Ross.
After speaking for nearly
20 minutes about a wide
range of topics including his
own journey as an educator,
his family ties to Paulding
County, the grant and its pur-
pose and potential for young
people, Ross concluded his
remarks by telling Hanak
with a serious smile, The
PAULDING A time to
celebrate was in order after
the collaborative efforts of
Paulding Exempted Schools,
including the partnership of
Wayne Trace, Lincolnview
and Crestview, came to
Recently, PEVS superin-
tendent William Hanak re-
ceived word from the Ohio
Department of Education
they would be recipients of
the Straight A grant in the
amount of $1.57 million.
The celebration of sorts
took place at Paulding High
School last Tuesday when
area school officials repre-
senting PEVS, Wayne Trace,
Crestview and Lincolnview,
along with other dignitaries in
the audience, heard from Dr.
Richard Ross, Superintendent
of Public Instruction for the
State of Ohio.
After being introduced to
the large gathering by Hanak,
the state superintendent made
his way to the platform as the
large room became notice-
ably quiet.
Its rather quiet in here and
we should be celebrating for
this is a great day for Paulding
County and for those who
check is in the mail.
Ross then excused himself
from the crowd in order to
spend time with the 15 or so
Paulding High School stu-
dents who attended the cele-
bration. In a brief Q-and-A
session, Ross and the students
connected with the opportuni-
ty to share learning tech-
niques in todays classroom
as well as the type classes
being offered today.
The Straight A funds will
be distributed with Paulding
receiving approximately
$700,000 and the other
schools receiving a portion of
the balance. Funding will be
used for promoting the
Beyond the Classroom pro-
gram, which is designed to
provide a continuum of on-
line learning opportunities for
students in grades 7-12.
In narrowing down our
choices for those who would
receive the first round of
grants, our committee was
impressed by the collabora-
tion that was apparent on your
application, said Ross.
He went on to challenge the
local school leaders by say-
ing, Now the burden is on
you. You now have to imple-
ment your program and be
See SANTA, page 2A
$1.57 million grant: Its time to celebrate!
Carnegie Library (3.9934), Tri-County
Mental Health (1.8403), Blue Creek
Township (9.5694), Vantage Career
Center (8.7781), and Wayne Trace
Local School District (56.4961).
Blue Creek Wind Farm in Latty
Township funds will be distributed as
General Fund (8.6483), Paulding
County Health Department (1.504),
Paulding County Board of
Developmental Disabilities (8.0842),
Paulding County Senior Center (0.94),
Paulding County Hospital (0.564),
Paulding County Carnegie Library
(4.0797), Tri-County Mental Health
(1.8801), Latty Township (7.6142),
Vantage Career Center (8.9679), and
Wayne Trace Local School District
Dollar amounts are not yet avail-
Fickel said the distribution is re-
viewed annually after the general elec-
tion results have been certified.
Commissioners vote on the percent-
ages annually.
Progress Staff Writer
PAULDING New figures have
been released for distribution of
Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT)
from the two wind farms in the county.
Together, their payments will total
nearly $1.3 million.
Funds paid by both wind farms are
dispersed to ten entities. These include
the county general fund, health depart-
ment, E-911, board of developmental
disabilities, senior center, hospital, li-
brary, Tri-County Mental Health,
Wayne Trace Local Schools, Vantage
Career Center.
Additionally, three townships bene-
fit: Benton, Blue Creek and Latty. EDP
payments go only to Benton
Township, while Iberdrolas will be
split between the remaining two.
Last year, only EDP Renewables
Timber Road II Wind Farm made pay-
ment in lieu of taxes to the county cof-
fers. They are again being assessed
$698,775. There are 55 turbines on this
This year Iberdrolas Blue Creek
Wind Farm will add its PILOT as well.
Their bill totals $592,000 with pay-
ments being split because a portion of
the 38 turbines are in Blue Creek
Township and the remainder are in
Latty Township.
Billing is handled by the Paulding
County Treasurers office in a manner
similar to real estate taxes. Both com-
panies have the option to pay in full in
February or half in February and July.
PILOT are payable in 2014 for the
year 2013.
Although EDPs payment remains
the same and the same entities receive
benefit from it, distribution amounts
will change.
According to Auditor Claudia
Fickel, this is due to the fact bonds
have been reduced at the Paulding
County Sheriffs office, the Paulding
County Hospital and at Wayne Trace
Local School District.
Paulding County Commissioners re-
cently passed resolutions approving
the following distributions, given in
percentages. They are determined by a
state formula.
Timber Road II Wind Farm in
Benton Township, funds to be distrib-
uted as follows:
Paulding County General Fund
(8.4187), Paulding County Health
Department (1.4641), Paulding County
Board of Developmental Disabilities
(7.8697), Paulding County Senior
Center (0.9151), Paulding County
Hospital (0.549), Paulding County
Carnegie Library (3.9715), Tri-County
Mental Health (1.8302), Benton
Township (10.0659), Vantage Career
Center (8.7299), and Wayne Trace
Local School District (56.1859).
Blue Creek Wind Farm in Blue
Creek Township to be distributed as
Paulding County General Fund
(8.4652), Paulding County Health
Department (1.4722), Paulding County
Board of Developmental Disabilities
(7.9131), Paulding County Senior
Center (0.9201), Paulding County
Hospital (0.5521), Paulding County
Wind farm tax revenue to nearly double
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Dr. Richard Ross of the Ohio Department of Education talks to students at Paulding High
School last Tuesday. Ross made the visit to congratulate Paulding Exempted Village Schools
as a winner of Straight A funding from the State of Ohio.
During a recent newspaper interview, Santa Claus reviewed a list of
naughty and nice children from Paulding County.
Getting to know ...
Santa Claus
From DHI Staff Reports
Sinterklaas (Netherlands)
Pere Noel (Canada)
Weihnachtsmann (Germany)
Senis Saltis (Lithuania)
Pai Natal (Portugal)
Saint Nicholas
Father Christmas (Great Britain)
Kris Kringle
Whether you know him by one of
these names or simply by Santa
Claus, he is a man known the world
over. He is an impressive presence in
person well over 6 feet tall with
enough girth to make the overstuffed
chair he is sitting in creak and groan
every time he shifts his weight. His
flowing white hair is a little reminis-
cent of Albert Einsteins, sticking up
here and there with the need of a little
combing around the edges but his
thick beard is neatly trimmed and lay-
ing flat across his chest. There ap-
pears to be some cookie crumbs stuck
in the bristly white mass, however.
He is not wearing his normal uni-
form The Suit, as he refers to it
but instead is wearing a long-sleeved,
red flannel shirt with a pair of black ski
pants and suspenders. There are no
boots either. Just a thick pair of woolen
socks covered by a pair of bunny slip-
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Eight-year-old Virginia
OHanlon wrote a letter to
the editor of New Yorks Sun,
and the quick response was
printed as an unsigned edito-
rial Sept. 21, 1897. The work
of veteran newsman Francis
Pharcellus Church has since
become historys most
reprinted newspaper editori-
al, appearing in part or
whole in dozens of languages
in books, movies, and other
editorials, and on posters and
years old.
Some of my little friends
say there is no Santa Claus.
Papa says, If you see it in
THE SUN its so.
Please tell me the truth; is
there a Santa Claus?
VIRGINIA, your little
friends are wrong. They have
been affected by the skepti-
cism of a skeptical age. They
do not believe except [what]
they see. They think that
nothing can be which is not
comprehensible by their little
minds. All minds, Virginia,
whether they be mens or
childrens, are little. In this
great universe of ours man is
a mere insect, an ant, in his
intellect, as compared with
the boundless world about
him, as measured by the in-
telligence capable of grasp-
ing the whole of truth and
Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a
Santa Claus. He exists as cer-
tainly as love and generosity
and devotion exist, and you
know that they abound and
give to your life its highest
beauty and joy. Alas! how
dreary would be the world if
there were no Santa Claus. It
would be as dreary as if there
were no VIRGINIAS. There
would be no childlike faith
then, no poetry, no romance
to make tolerable this exis-
tence. We should have no en-
joyment, except in sense and
sight. The eternal light with
which childhood fills the
world would be extin-
Not believe in Santa
Claus! You might as well not
believe in fairies! You might
get your papa to hire men to
watch in all the chimneys on
Christmas Eve to catch Santa
Claus, but even if they did
not see Santa Claus coming
down, what would that
prove? Nobody sees Santa
Claus, but that is no sign that
there is no Santa Claus. The
most real things in the world
are those that neither chil-
dren nor men can see. Did
you ever see fairies dancing
on the lawn? Of course not,
but thats no proof that they
are not there. Nobody can
conceive or imagine all the
wonders there are unseen
and unseeable in the world.
You may tear apart the
babys rattle and see what
makes the noise inside, but
there is a veil covering the
unseen world which not the
strongest man, nor even the
united strength of all the
strongest men that ever lived,
could tear apart. Only faith,
fancy, poetry, love, romance,
can push aside that curtain
and view and picture the su-
pernal beauty and glory be-
yond. Is it all real? Ah, VIR-
GINIA, in all this world
there is nothing else real and
No Santa Claus! Thank
God! he lives, and he lives
forever. A thousand years
from now, Virginia, nay, ten
times ten thousand years
from now, he will continue to
make glad the heart of child-
pers with the ears drooping
over the sides. He laughs
when they are commented on
and says they were a gift from
some of the elves a few years
His laugh also places him
apart from everyone else. It
booms out, rattling windows
and catching a listener on its
waves, threatening to carry
them along. It is infectious and
makes this reporter smile.
Claus took the time recently
to sit down for an interview at
an undisclosed location.
Paulding Progress: Thank
you for taking the time to meet
with me today, Mr. Claus. I
know this must be an extreme-
ly busy time of the year for
Santa Claus: Please, call me
Santa. And its not a problem
to talk with you. Jessica Mrs.
Claus signed me up for a
Pilates class to try to relieve
my stress during this time of
year but I would rather talk
with you.
PP: Speaking of being busy,
I am sure that one of the ques-
tions you get asked the most is
about how you do what you
do delivering toys all around
the world in one night. Just
how do you do it?
SC: Oh, theres no way I
could still deliver all the toys
without the TCM.
PP: The TCM?
SC: Time Continuum
Modulator. It all has to do with
quantum physics. Einstein
started the process but Werner
Heisenberg and his
Uncertainty Principle really
made it all come together. Let
me tell you, they got every-
thing they asked for on their
lists for a few years! (He
laughs.) I dont want to get too
technical but it has to do with
the flow of time and its rela-
tionship to gravity as well as
the placement of atoms. Thats
really all I am able to say con-
tractually. The placement of a
distribution warehouse system
around the world has helped a
lot, too. Lots of re-supplying
stops on Christmas Eve.
PP: Even so, it must feel
like you have to be a lot of
places at once. Even before
Christmas Eve.
SC: Yes. I should also give a
big thanks to all my helpers
who dress up like me and go
around to the malls and stores
this time of year. I still make
as many personal appearances
as possible, though, whenever
I can get out of the workshop.
The children should remem-
ber that they will never know
if it is me or one of the helpers
when they see a Santa.
(Santa reaches into the
drawer of the table beside him
and pulls out a plate of cook-
ies, offering one to this re-
porter. They smell heavenly
but I refuse. He grabs one,
however, and takes big bite.)
Are you eating another
cookie? says a sweet voice
from the other room. Ill need
to let out your pants again this
year if you dont stop.
SC: Yes, dear. I was just of-
fering some to our guest. (He
sticks the half-eaten cookie
underneath his beard and
gives me a wink.)
PP: Speaking of the work-
shop, is that where the elves
SC: Yes. They are in there
most of the day this time of
year. I try to make sure they
get out and relax catch a
movie, that sort of thing just
to get their mind off their
work. But they just love mak-
ing toys so much it is hard to
make them stop. I suppose we
are all that way, though. We
wouldnt be doing this if we
didnt love it and the children.
PP: And I am sure there are
new problems every year.
Things that pop up out of the
SC: Oh, yes. One year a sci-
entific study team was up here
at the North P... I mean the
Northern Command Base and
we had to cut short our take
off and landing practice with
the reindeer. Ever since the
first two Sputniks were
launched by the Russians in
1957, I have had more and
more debris to dodge up there
in space. And even your
NORAD captures me every
year on radar and reports my
position. You would think
those analysts would learn to
stop when all they get every
year in their stocking is coal.
PP: Not everybody cele-
brates Christmas in the same
way in every country. How do
you keep all the customs
SC: Sure, everyone is a little
different. In the United States
the children hang up stockings
but in Germany and Belgium
they put carrots or sugar cubes
in boots by the door for the
reindeer and I leave them
candy or gifts. Actually, in the
Netherlands, Belgium and a
few other countries, I tradi-
tionally visit on Dec. 5 or 6.
The chimney thing has
changed a lot, too.
PP: The chimney thing? Are
you talking about going into
houses by using the chimney?
SC: Yes, I cant do it that
way as much anymore. So
many people build their hous-
es now without a working fire-
place. So I use a window or a
back door thats why I dont
worry as much about this. (He
shakes his belly with both
hands and laughs.) I dont
have to be quite so light on my
feet if Im not up on icy
PP: I see you have been rub-
bing your hand a lot since we
sat down. Did you have an ac-
cident in the shop?
SC: Oh, no. Dont get the
Workers Comp people in here
after me. (Another laugh) No,
I always have hand cramps by
this time of year after answer-
ing the letters from the chil-
dren. Email has been a bless-
ing in the last few years, how-
ever. I get their lists quicker
and I am able to answer back
right away, too. It has really
streamlined the process. I am a
little worried about Carpal
Tunnel Syndrome, though.
Im giving Bill Gates coal
every year until he figures out
a good speech recognition
program for Windows.
PP: So the lists are still what
you are working from?
SC: Yes and no. We convert
the lists now to electronic doc-
uments and I download them
all to my PDA. I installed the
extra memory pack. (He
reaches into his pocket and
pulls it out.) See, with this I
can just type in a name and it
automatically pulls up the list.
It is constantly updated with a
Naughty or Nice designa-
tion by WiFi. Much more ef-
fective than the long rolls of
paper. Have you ever tried to
find a name on a roll of paper
at 15,000 feet over Nova
Scotia? Its not any fun, let me
tell you. See here, if I type in
your name... (He frowns.) It
says here that you complained
recently in a column about a
Pong Game I brought you
back in 1975....
PP: Well, I want to thank
you for sitting down with me
today, Santa. It has been a real
pleasure. Is there anything else
you would like to say to the
readers of the Progress?
SC: Merry Christmas to all
and to all a good night!
author visit
Before Christmas break,
Antwerp Elementary students
Skyped with British author
Jonathan Emmett. Emmett read
the students his hilarious pic-
ture book The Santa Trap,
which was star-reviewed by
Horn Book, Kirkus Reviews and
Publishers Weekly. Students
prepared questions for the au-
thor beforehand and enjoyed
listening to his answers. This
event was organized by Ms.
Engel (kindergarten teacher),
Mrs. Barnhouse (elementary li-
brary), and Mr. Gottke (technol-
ogy director).
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Stoller, age 88, passed into
eternity Saturday evening,
Dec. 21, at the Inpatient Hos-
pice Center in Van Wert.
He was born at home April
12, 1925, the youngest son of
Jacob and Bertha (Huber)
Stoller. He and his three older
brothers, Roy, Loren and
William, were raised on the
family farm due south of
Briceton in Paulding County.
At age 16, Delmar surren-
dered his heart to Jesus and
was baptized Nov. 2, 1941 to
become a member of the
Apostolic Christian Church
for 72 years. Upon graduation
from Haviland-Scott High
School in 1943, Delmar
farmed with his dad, two
brothers and uncle Albert
Stoller, a deaf-mute who was
an influential mentor for him.
On Nov. 5, 1950, he married
Marguerite Mary Gerber,
daughter of Fred & Katherine
(Kipfer) Gerber. Their mar-
riage was blessed with four
children, Ray, Rod, Mardel
and Carol.
Early on, Delmar provided
for his family via agriculture
and a poultry farm, transition-
ing to a 30-year plant man-
agement career with Erie
Haven Ready Mix plants in
New Haven and Fort Wayne.
He retired in 1989, remaining
active with part-time work at
Insource Technologies, Pauld-
ing, Custom Assembly, Havi-
land, and including 15 years at
Publix Supermarket in Sara-
sota, Fla. His lifelong passion
was living for Christ and sup-
porting his Church in Latty and
Sarasota, with an unrestrained
love and commitment for his
wife and family, coupled with
firm loyalty and appreciation
for his friends and country. He
sincerely believed in the Bible
principal of teaching his chil-
dren the way that they should
go, so that when they were old,
they would not depart from it.
Nothing gave him greater joy
and purpose in life than to sing
and hear the Gospel pro-
claimed in Word and song. His
most valuable possession was
his Faith and Hope in the Lord
Jesus Christ.
Delmar is survived by his
beloved wife of 63 years,
Marguerite; his children, Ray
(Carol) of Paulding, Rodney
(LeAnn) of Van Wert, Mardel
(Robert) Dotterer of Rittman,
and Carol (William) Eisen-
mann of Woodburn; 15
grandchildren; 45 great-
grandchildren; a sister-in-law,
Helen Stoller; and many
nieces, nephews and cousins
of the Stoller/Huber, Ger-
ber/Kipfer heritage.
Delmar was preceded in
death by his parents; older
brothers; and infant great-
grandsons, Sage and Sawyer
Pelfrey, whom he believed
will be with Christ to wel-
come him into Heavens
Funeral services will be
conducted 10:30 a.m. Tues-
day, Dec. 24 at Latty Apos-
tolic Christian Church, Latty.
Burial will follow in the Latty
Apostolic Christian Church
Cemetery. Den Herder Fu-
neral Home is in charge of
Donations may be made to
Country Inn Enhanced Living
Center, Paulding or the Inpa-
tient Hospice Center, Van
Online condolences may be
sent to www.denherderfh.com.
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Pet Grooming
Large & Small
We do them all
Cats & Dogs Grooming
The Amish Cook
By: Lovina Eicher
would be nice, so that Joes
tools would stay where they
belong, I suppose. I think
when we go shopping we
should take that into consid-
Kevin, 8, on the other hand,
isnt into tools so much yet.
He goes through one note-
book after another, writing
stories. Im glad I bought
some when they were on sale.
One night, he was reading
me a story that he wrote. It
was about a trip he took to the
mountains and shot a big
mountain lion that was about
to attack his dad. Then he
goes on to explain what a big
gun he used to shoot it.
And, he explains how hard
it was to drag it home. He has
a big imagination. Some-
times, while Im getting sup-
per, hell sit by the kitchen
table asking how to spell
words for his story.
Although it can be a bit
time consuming, I am so glad
he takes such an interest in
learning. I think all our chil-
dren like writing stories, so a
lot of times that is what they
will do in their free time.
Verena is now 16. We will
have cake and ice cream to
celebrate her birthday tomor-
row night. She also likes hot
wings, so that will be one
Oh my! Looking at the cal-
endar Christmas is only 13
days away. It seems such a
short time between Thanks-
giving Day and Christmas
this year. The year 2013 went
so fast, although, it seems
every year does. We are hav-
ing very cold single digit tem-
peratures this week. We also
have several inches of snow,
so it gives a person the holi-
day spirit.
Benjamin, 14, and Joseph,
11, built a sled and they are
patiently waiting for a big
snow so the ponies can pull it
around. We have enough
snow for the children to slide
down the hill with the
boughten sleds, but this
homemade one is a bit too
heavy for that. I hope for their
sake it will provide hours of
fun once the big snow arrives.
The boys are at the age
where they like to build
things. They use scrap pieces
of wood Joe has and his tools.
It can get a little frustrating
for my husband, Joe, when
they use his tools and not al-
ways get them back where
they belong.
Im glad they take an inter-
est in trying to build new
things. They both have tools
on their own Christmas list.
Having their own set of tools
thing on the menu. Hopefully,
itll warm up, so it wont be
too cold to put them on the
We have all the winter
clothes clutter around now.
Lovina and Kevin were dig-
ging out snow pants, hats,
gloves, boots, scarves, etc.
last night.
I hope everyone is staying
healthy during these cold
days. May God bless each of
you. Try these Soft Monster
Cookies over the holidays.
What I like about them is you
can put them in pans and
make bars, instead, if youre
in a hurry. Enjoy!
3/4 cup butter or margarine
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1-1/4 cup peanut butter
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups quick oats
2 cups all-purpose flour
2-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 pound M&Ms (2 cups)
12 ounces chocolate chips
Cream sugar, butter and
peanut butter. Add eggs. Stir
in oats, flour, baking soda,
M&Ms and chocolate chips.
Roll into balls and place on
11x15-inch ungreased cookie
sheet. Bake at 350 for 10
minutes. Do not overbake.
Lexie Beckmans drawing won first place and a $30 prize in the Paulding Lions Club Interna-
tionals Peace Poster Contest.
Lions Club names
Peace Poster winners
PAULDING The Paulding Lions Club once
again sponsored the Lions International Peace
Poster Contest. This years theme was Our
World, Our Future. There were 44 entries from
Paulding Middle School (ages 11-13) in this
years contest.
The winners were: Lexie Beckman - first
place; Addison Wesley - second place; Katie
Strayer - third place.
Other entries were submitted by Cory Adams,
Benulmd Armoruston, Zane Bishop, Luke
Brewer, Clae Clemens, Riley Coil, Kayla
Collins, Jacob Deisler, Katelyn Estle, Tyrel Go-
ings, Sierra Halter, Cole Heller, Eugene Hemen-
way, Robert Hobart, Casey Holman, Emma
Horstman, Macy Iler, McCailey Ann Johanns,
Julia Fife, Kameron, Seirria Kupfersmith,
Heather Manz, Ethan Matty, Dustun McClard,
Bradley Damien Moore, Jordan Mudel, Sydney
Price, Joseph Reineck, Brock Schooley, Bobby
Scott, Joe Shaffer, Savannah Sheperd, Alexan-
dria Nikole Smith, Cynthia Tershner, Kaylie
Tressler, Victoria Valle, Dylan Vogel, Jessica
Welter, Alexander Sessferd Winchester and Kyle
The Lions Club awarded the first place winner
$30, the second place $20 and third place $10.
All contestants artwork was displayed at the li-
brary for the public to view.
The first place winners artwork will be sent
on to the District Lions Club where it will be
judged from among all the first place winners of
the peace poster winners from the district.
The Paulding Lions Club thanks the Paulding
Middle School and all those who entered the
contest. Please excuse any misspellings of
names, omissions, or additions as the names on
the artwork were not always legible or present.
Winners of the Paulding Lions Club Internationals Peace Poster Contest this year are, from
left Addison Wesley, second place; Lexie Beckman, first place and Katie Strayer, third place.
This years theme was Our World, Our Future.
Heating assistance available
Northwestern Ohio Com-
munity Action Commission
continues to offer help with
heating assistance.
The Home Energy Assis-
tance Program provides a one
time credit to your main heat-
ing source. Applications will be
accepted until May 31, 2014.
The Winter Crisis Program
provides assistance to cus-
tomers who are threatened with
disconnection, have already
been disconnected, need to es-
tablish new service or are in
need of propane, fuel oil or any
other bulk fuel. The Winter
Crisis Program will continue
until March 31, 2014.
Income guidelines for these
two programs is at 175 percent
of the Federal Poverty Guide-
Pipp Plus is a payment plan
offered to consumers of regu-
lated utilities companies. This
plan offers a set monthly pay-
ment based on a percentage of
your monthly gross income.
The income guideline for this
program is up to 150 percent of
the Federal Poverty Guideline.
Please contact Northwestern
Ohio Community Action Com-
mission to set up an appoint-
ment for one or all of these
programs. Required documen-
tation for all household mem-
bers includes: proof of 90 day
income (three months), birth-
dates, Social Security cards,
electric bill and gas bill. If dis-
abled, bring proof of disability.
To learn more or to apply for
these programs, families may
contact NOCAC to schedule
an appointment. In Paulding
County, phone 419-399-3650
and ask for NOCAC.
Other area numbers:
Defiance County 419-784-
Fulton County 419-337-
Henry County 419-599-
Van Wert County 419-238-
Williams County 419-636-
Antwerp School board
passes consent agenda
ANTWERP The Antwerp
Local School board met Dec.
19 for their final meeting of
The board passed several
consent items, heard the results
of the third grade state reading
test, and recognized two board
members leaving office. Cur-
rent president Steve Provines
and Mark Zuber, a board mem-
ber for 27 years, attended their
final meeting with each receiv-
ing a special citation for their
years of service.
Principal Mike Bute gave a
brief update on activities in
both the high school and mid-
dle school. The first semester
ended on Friday, Dec. 20. On
Dec. 12, band and choir ending
concerts were held, which fea-
tured the band and choir. Bute
congratulated those groups for
their performance.
Recognition was also given
to senior Jenna Hankinson for
being named to the National
Technical Honor Society. Han-
kinson attends Vantage while
studying cosmetology.
Elementary principal Tim
Manz reported the results of
the third grade OAA reading
results. All third graders must
pass this state exam in order to
move to the next grade level.
Eighty percent of Antwerps
third graders passed with an-
other opportunity to take the
exam when it is held next
Manz also recognized
Antwerp spelling winner Josh
Poulson and runner-up Taylor
Provines. Both students will
move on to the next level of
competition in Paulding
The January organizational
meeting is scheduled for Jan. 9
at 5 p.m. Following the meet-
ing, the regular school board
will meet. Dennis Recker was
appointed to serve as president
pro-tem for the organizational
Items of consent that were
passed by the board included:
a resolution authorizing
Antwerp Local School district
to participate in the State of
Ohio Cooperative Purchasing
Program for an annual fee of
a resolution to join the
Straight A Fund consortium
with Fayette Local School and
15 other school districts to re-
ceive Straight A grant funds for
the fiscal year 2014. Fayette
Local School will serve as ad-
ministrators and fiscal agents
for the funds.
all BEOLA new, replace-
ment, and revised update poli-
amendment to Section
125 Plan to Permit the Carry-
over. Effective immediately,
and for all future tax years
after Dec. 13, 2013, pursuant
to the Internal Revenue Serv-
ice notice 2013-17, Article
IV, participants will be al-
lowed to carry over up to
$500 of unused Health FSA
amount at the end of the plan
Joe Smalley as junior var-
sity girls basketball coach for
the 2013-14 school year.
Boston Harmon and Chad
Harmon as volunteer basket-
ball coaches for the 2013-14
school year.
Chad McKeever as vol-
unteer wrestling coach for the
2013-14 school year.
Resignation of Amy
Hammer as head girls volley-
ball coach effective Dec. 17.
In other business, district
treasurer Kristin Stuart re-
ported November receipts to-
taling $464,429.38 and
expenses $854,044.03.
Technology coordinator
Harold Gottke informed the
board that an additional 30
new desktop computers were
Antwerp Chamber announces
lighting contest winners
ANTWERP The Antwerp Chamber of Commerce would
like to thank everyone who participated in this years Christ-
mas Village of Lights holiday decorating contest. A big thank-
you goes out to the people who accepted the difficult challenge
of judging all of the beautiful houses that made Antwerp
sparkle this year.
The chamber would also like to encourage everyone to take
a ride around and seek out the seasons beauty and admire the
hard work that so many people in the community have put into
decorating this year.
The $50 winners are as follows:
Religious theme: No Entries submitted this year
Anything Goes: (Judges chose top two since above cate-
gory was not entered) Rene and Heather Dzib, 2840 Road 190;
and Nick and Susan Bonifas, 7165 Road 180.
Martha Stewart Would Be Proud: Rollie and Ruth Clem,
309 N. Main St.
Kid Choice Award of a $25 River Street Market gift card
to the goes to Rene and Heather Dzib.
The Antwerp Chamber of Commerce wishes all a happy and
healthy holiday season!
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4A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Police Report
County Court
Property Transfers
Sheriffs Report
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We live in a
great community
Dear Editor,
I would like to thank those
who helped me with infor-
mation in such a short time
and for the beautiful pictures
I received to help out an old
friend who was a former em-
ployee of Paulding.
We live in a great commu-
Marilyn Ladd
Common Pleas
Terry McClure was the speaker at the Paulding Kiwanis Club.
He represented the Northwest Ohio Wind Energy Advisory
Board. He told of the many problems trying to get started in the
business, and the hurdles that needed to be met. He said they
sold out to National Wind, which will be putting up wind turbine
towers in the future in Latty Township and other areas. Lisa Mc-
Clure was program chairman.
Civil Docket
The term et al. refers to and oth-
ers; et vir., and husband; et ux.,
and wife.
In the matter of: Katrina M.
Bauer, Oakwood and Donald
S. Bauer, Oakwood. Dissolu-
tion of marriage.
Wright-Patt Credit Union
Inc., Trenton, N.J. vs. Chad
Justinger and his unknown
spouse if any, Cecil and un-
known tenant if any, Cecil
and Paulding County Treas-
urer, Paulding. Foreclosures.
Marriage Licenses
Administration Docket
Criminal Docket
Timothy S. Fitzsimmons,
55, of Van Wert, was scheduled
for a hearing on a motion to
suppress on Jan. 22 and a jury
trial on March 25. He is
charged with felony DWI (F3).
Jason L. VanCleve, 32, of
Antwerp, had a motion for
medical furlough denied re-
cently. It was ruled that if a
furlough was required the
physician would contact the
Court. VanCleve is being held
on bond for illegal manufac-
ture of drugs (F1), illegal as-
sembly or possession of
chemicals to manufacture
drugs (F2) and endangering
children (F3).
The term et al. refers to and others; et vir., and husband;
et ux., and wife.
Auglaize Township
James M. Estle to Estle Properties LLC; Sec.
23, 0.99 acre. Quit claim.
Secretary HUD to Johnathon and Gertrude
Hahn; Lot 73, Hartzogs Auglaize Allotment Sec-
ond Addition, 0.5 acre. Warranty deed.
Crane Township
Jerry L. Smith, et al. to Lion Farm Properties
LLC; Sec. 1, 19.253 acres; Sec. 3, 45.03 acres and
2.492 acres. Warranty deed.
Robert R. Perkins Jr., et al. by sheriff to Fannie
Mae; Sec. 10, 2.647 acres. Sheriffs deed.
Harrison Township
Moore Brothers Stock Farm to Stoller Brothers
& Sons; Sec. 8, 34 acres. Warranty deed.
William J. Leider to Matthew C. Leider; Sec.
20, 1.502 acres. Warranty deed.
Russ Pierce to Kimberly M. Pierce; Sec. 30,
1.095 acres. Quit claim.
Jackson Township
Alma M. Thornell to Larry H. and Cathy A.
Thornell; Sec. 36, 1.687 acres. Warranty deed.
Paulding Township
Deanna M. Schroeder, aka Grindstaff to
Deanna M. Schroeder, trustee; Sec. 4, 5.071 acres.
Quit claim.
Raymond L. Webster to Fallie Webster Shelton;
Sec. 31, 0.27 acre. Warranty deed.
Washington Township
Nancy Louise Majors, dec. to Joseph W. Majors
Sr., trustee, et al.; Lots 45-47, 0.69 acre and Lot 48,
0.25 acre, Mandale. Certificate of transfer.
Jeffrey P. and Linda J. Altenburger to Jeremy E.
Shaffer; Sec. 14, 81.694 acres. Warranty deed.
Antwerp Village
Andrew Eadelman, trustee to Lynnette Brad-
ford; Lot 9, Snooks Addition, 0.23 acre. Fiduciary
Cecil Village
Timothy J. Korpi, et al. by Sheriff to US Bank
N.A.; Lot 44 and part vacant alley, Lots 57-59 and
part vacant alley, Mackinaws Addition, 1.31 acres.
Sheriffs deed.
Haviland Village
Cathy J. and Martin Paul Newman to Alfred B.
Conner; Lots 4 and 5, Kinkades Third Addition,
0.4 acre. Quit claim.
Paulding Village
Willis E. Stoller, trustee, dec. to Elaine L. Stoller,
trustee and Donald Stoller, trustee; Lot 3, None-
man Second Addition, 0.102 acre and Lot 61,
0.065 acre. Affidavit.
Elaine L. Stoller and Donald Stoller, trustees to
Kayla L. Kauser; Lot 3, Noneman Second Addi-
tion, 0.102 acre and Lot 61, 0.065 acre. Trustee
Thursday, Dec. 12
2:30 p.m. Five guns, two shotguns and three muzzleloaders,
were reported stolen from a locked truck on Emerald Road.
Matter is under investigation.
9:45 p.m. Neighbor problems involving loud music were
handled on West Wall Street.
10:31 p.m. A minor motor vehicle accident in the McDon-
alds parking lot is under investigation.
Friday, Dec. 13
4:08 p.m. Two subjects came on station about neighbor prob-
lems on Kay Street. Three subjects were told not to have con-
tact with one another. A report was prepared for the
prosecutors office.
8:48 p.m. Neighbor problems involving threats were inves-
tigated on West Perry Street.
Saturday, Dec. 14
8:22 a.m. While on patrol, officers saw a four-wheeler near
the intersection of North Main and East Wall streets. The driver
was told such vehicles cannot be operated in town.
4:30 p.m. A rural Oakwood resident reported a iPhone had
been taken from their vehicle while on Maple Avenue.
Sunday, Dec. 15
2:36 p.m. Neighbor problems concerning noise were looked
into on West Harrison Street.
6:18 p.m. Officers spotted an ATV being operated in an
empty lot at Emerald Road and East Baldwin Street. The driver
was advised ATVs are not allowed in town.
7 p.m. Officers assisted Wapakoneta Police Department by
contacting a subject on Sugar Street.
9:50 p.m. Complaint came in of a private citizen using their
own vehicle to plow village streets in the West Caroline Street
area. Driveways were being blocked by the plowed snow.
Tuesday, Dec. 17
9:15 a.m. An officer observed a bus violation while on East
Perry Street. A juvenile was issued a citation.
1:15 p.m. Mike Mapes was cited for a bus violation on West
Perry Street.
2:15 p.m. A male subject came on station claiming to have
been assaulted after an alleged confrontation. The accused de-
nied the allegations.
Wednesday, Dec. 18
3:55 p.m. Officers investigated juvenile matters on Emerald
4:20 p.m. An out-of-county resident told officers electronics
and jewelry have come up missing from a house in Paulding
where they are packing for a move.
7:35 p.m. A rural Oakwood subject called about a juvenile
matter. The juvenile was found in the village and released to a
10:47 p.m. Officers were called to a Partridge Place address
for a family disturbance.
Civil Docket:
Credit Adjustments Inc., De-
fiance vs. Michael Mullins,
Haviland and Maria Mullins,
Haviland. Money only, satis-
Credit Adjustments Inc., De-
fiance vs. Virginia E. Scherer,
Antwerp. Money only, satisfied.
Asset Acceptance LLC, War-
ren, Mich. vs. Andrew Kashner,
Paulding. Other action, dis-
Dooley Funeral Home Inc.,
Antwerp vs. Russell Goudy,
Antwerp. Small claims, satis-
Asset Acceptance LLC, War-
ren, Mich. vs. April Sprouse,
Oakwood. Other action, dis-
Credit Adjustments Inc., De-
fiance vs. Terry E. Hasch,
Paulding. Small claims, satis-
Dupont Hospital, Cincinnati
vs. John R. Banet, Cecil. Other
action, satisfied.
Portfolio Recovery Associ-
ates, Norfolk, Va. vs. Rebecca
Short, Payne. Other action,
judgment for the plaintiff in the
sum of $2,665.82.
Credit Adjustments Inc., De-
fiance vs. Colby Olwin,
Antwerp. Small claims, satis-
Credit Adjustments Inc., De-
fiance vs. Angela B. Beck,
Paulding and Martin A. Beck,
Paulding. Small claims, satis-
William S. Bricker DDS Inc.,
Antwerp vs. Todd Praul, Payne
and Melinda Praul, Payne.
Small claims, satisfied.
Van Wert County Hospital,
Van Wert vs. Zachary Martinez,
Oakwood. Other action, judg-
ment for the plaintiff in the sum
of $2,748.03.
Tim Font II, Defiance vs.
Terry Fockler, Paulding and
Ronald Fockler, Paulding. Evic-
tions, judgment for the plaintiff
in the sum of $1,050.
Credit Adjustments Inc., De-
fiance vs. Dawn F. Owens,
Grover Hill. Small claims, judg-
ment for the plaintiff in the sum
of $539.38.
Credit Adjustments Inc., De-
fiance vs. Joseph P. Yates, Oak-
wood. Small claims, judgment
for the plaintiff in the sum of
Credit Adjustments Inc., De-
fiance vs. Sherri E. Ashbaugh,
Grover Hill. Small claims, judg-
ment for the plaintiff in the sum
of $778.49.
Stacy A. Campbell, Paulding
vs. Jason Blackberger, Defi-
ance. Other action, dismissed.
Criminal Docket:
Jennifer Ankney, Paulding,
bad check; dismissed with prej-
udice, costs waived.
Holly B. May, Melrose, dis-
orderly conduct, charge re-
duced; $150 fine, $95 costs,
both taken from bond.
Terry L. Bidlack, Oakwood,
unauthorized use; dismissed
without prejudice, costs waived.
Tonya J. Gregory, Antwerp,
telephone harassment; $172
costs, make restitution to victim
through Court; no contact with
Tonya J. Gregory, Antwerp,
theft; no contest, comply with
court orders.
Eurantette D. Gilbert,
Antwerp, disorderly conduct
with persistence; $120 costs,
one day jail with 29 days sus-
pended; no unlawful contact
with victim or residence.
Traffic Docket:
Richard B. Mattox, Toledo,
seat belt; $30 fine, $55 costs.
Indea Everette, Greenwood,
Ind., 86/65 speed; $100 fine,
$107 costs.
Pedr Lopez Matias, Lawn-
dale, Calif., 91/65 speed; $43
fine, $85 costs.
Paul Alan Ratledge, New
Haven, 93/65 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Ramesh V. Narang, Fort
Wayne, 76/65 speed; $33 fine,
$77 costs.
Brian L. Fedderke, Defiance,
failure to yield to emergency
vehicle; $68 fine, $80 costs.
Travis David Sinclair, West
Bloomfield, Mich., 80/65
speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Matthew D. Guehl, New Al-
bany, OVI/under influence; dis-
missed at States request.
Matthew D. Guehl, New Al-
bany, OVI/breath low; $375
fine, $95 costs, three days jail,
six-month license suspension;
may attend DIP program in lieu
of jail, ALS vacated, 27 days jail
Matthew D. Guehl, New Al-
bany, left of center; dismissed at
States request.
Kayla J. Boecker, Cloverdale,
66/55 speed; $243 fine, $77
Dennis G. Parker, Swanton,
76/65 speed; $33 fine, $80
Wayne Thomas Cripps, De-
fiance, 76/65 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
Misty R. Gomez,
Charlestown, Ind., 85/65 speed;
$43 fine, $80 costs.
Sarah Nicole Kirsch, Hunt-
ington, Mich., 84/65 speed; $43
fine, $80 costs.
Chad R. Brown, Oakwood,
seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Donald Joseph Richcreek,
Paulding, seat belt; $30 fine,
$50 costs.
Allan Michael Zimmer, Oak-
wood, 70/55 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Claude D. Sturgill, Lima, im-
proper passing; $53 fine, $77
Jane Elizabeth Bofferding,
Royal Oak, Mich., 80/65 speed;
$43 fine, $80 costs.
John W. Alden, Loveland,
Colo., 79/65 speed; ticket paid.
Joseph Henry Birrenkott,
Fayette, Ind., 80/65 speed; $43
fine, $80 costs.
Odis Alunzo Prunty, Cleve-
land, 75/65 speed; $33 fine, $77
Theodore A. Stott, Defiance,
82/65 speed; $43 fine, $77
Kimberly S. Fetters, Montpe-
lier, 68/55 speed; $33 fine, $80
Jeramy David Barkman, Fort
Wayne, 76/55 speed; $43 fine,
$82 costs.
Ciera Murray Roberts,
Southfield, Mich., 82/65 speed;
$43 fine, $82 costs.
Deborah K. Maurer,
Greenville, 67/55 speed; $33
fine, $80 costs.
Justin Allen Suffel, Paulding,
65/55 speed; $100 fine, $87
Brandon J. Adkins, Grover
Hill, 68/55 speed; $33 fine, $80
Nicholas E. Schnabel, Avon
Lake, 76/65 speed; $33 fine,
$77 costs.
Celia Davis Brayman, St.
Clair Shore, Mich., 86/65
speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Fadi Nijah Ibrahim, Sterling
Heights, Mich., 79/65 speed;
$95 fine, $87 costs.
Jack C. DeLong, Cecil, seat
belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Holly L. Kobee, Antwerp,
66/55 speed; $33 fine, $80
Nicole Jean Van Cleve, Oak-
wood, seat belt; $30 fine, $50
Faisal Abdi Aden, Greeley,
Colo., 70/65 speed; $33 fine,
$77 costs.
Troy M. Puse, Toledo, 83/65
speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Sean C. Beard, Van Wert,
stop sign; $53 fine, $77 costs.
Tess C. Barnett, Defiance,
stop sign; $53 fine, $80 costs.
Katherine F. Vielma, Pauld-
ing, failure to control; $68 fine,
$77 costs.
Joseph Aaren Malfait, Wood-
burn, seat belt; $30 fine, $55
Franklin S. Lindsey, Toledo,
86/65 speed; $43 fine, $80
Lyle S. Smitley, Defiance,
79/65 speed; $33 fine, $80
Dennis Wayne Wann II, De-
fiance, 76/65 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
Jeremy J. Kosch, Antwerp,
seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Janette M. Cook, Paulding,
left of center; $53 fine, $77
Aaron L. Kiefer, Maumee,
92/65 speed; $43 fine, $80
Brendon Conrad Schlosser,
Paulding, seat belt; $30 fine,
$47 costs.
Brian J. Niese, Continental,
65/55 speed; $48 fine, $80
Monday, Dec. 16
8:47 p.m. Zachary D. Stallkamp, 24, of
Paulding, was cited for failure to control fol-
lowing a single-vehicle accident on US 127
south of Road 176 in Crane Township. He
was traveling south on the highway in a
2002 Chevy Impala when, according to re-
ports, he lost control and went off the west
side of the road, where he sideswiped a pole
before coming to rest in a snowdrift. The car
was disabled and towed. He was not hurt.
Friday, Dec. 13
1:16 p.m. Dog complaint came in from
Road 61 in Carryall Township.
1:23 p.m. Deputies assisted Defiance
County Sheriffs office by attempting to lo-
cate a vehicle on Road 144 in Harrison
6:34 p.m. Deputies assisted another de-
partment regarding a domestic violence
6:53 p.m. Dog complaint came in from
Road 88 in Brown Township.
Saturday, Dec. 14
7:07 a.m. A fire was reported under a
house on Ohio 613 in Paulding Township.
Two Paulding fire units responded for less
than 1-1/2 hours, as did Paulding EMS.
11:36 a.m. Dog complaint came in from
Road 88 in Brown Township.
2:43 p.m. A West Wayne Street resident
reported a dog complaint.
4:34 p.m. Suspicious vehicle was seen in
4:38 p.m. A resident of Ohio 613 in
Paulding Township reported their mailbox
had been damaged.
5:47 p.m. A hit/skip accident on Road 111
near the old school farm in Jackson Town-
ship was reported. A truck was seen with
heavy damage and had struck a pole.
Sunday, Dec. 15
12:32 p.m. Slide-off along US 127 at
Road 162 was documented.
3:32 p.m. Slide-off of Ohio 637 at Road
138 was handled.
6:26 p.m. A traffic stop on US 127 in Blue
Creek Township netted drugs and parapher-
7:58 p.m. Assault complaint was lodged
from Road 82 in Paulding Township.
7:59 p.m. Deputies assisted Antwerp Po-
lice Department with a male subject.
Monday, Dec. 16
1:13 a.m. Suspicious vehicle was seen in
4:15 a.m. Report of a suspicious vehicle
in the Wayne Trace parking lot came in.
8:58 a.m. Dog complaint was lodged
from Ohio 111 in Auglaize Township.
11:30 a.m. Blue Creek Township resident
of Road 79 reported a dog complaint.
4:09 p.m. A dog complaint was filed from
West Jackson Street in Paulding.
8:47 p.m. Slide-off from US 127 in
Crane Township was documented.
Tuesday, Dec. 17
4:29 a.m. Two deputies conducted a con-
sent search on Road 12 west of US 127.
4:56 a.m. Van Wert County Sheriffs of-
fice relayed information about a domestic
situation on Ohio 114 in Washington Town-
2:38 p.m. Dog complaint came in from
Emerald Road in Paulding.
3:54 p.m. Deputies responded to a do-
mestic complaint in Melrose.
6:17 p.m. A horse running loose was seen
on Road 8 in Emerald Township.
7:47 p.m. Snowmobilers were trespass-
ing on Road 173 in Washington Township.
Wednesday, Dec. 18
10:15 a.m. Dog complaint came in from
Road 123 in Jackson Township.
12:53 p.m. Theft of a purse was reported
from Road 133 in Emerald Township.
2:07 p.m. Theft of hitch was investigated
on Road 123 in Emerald Township.
3:26 p.m. Threats complaint was lodged
from Road 230 in Crane Township.
3:57 p.m. A car/deer mishap at an undis-
closed location was handled.
4:12 p.m. Deputies responded to a do-
mestic complaint on Ohio 111 in Paulding
6:53 p.m. Deputies arrested a subject for
Allen County, Ind. on Road 8 in Carryall
6:54 p.m. Two Paulding fire units and the
EMS responded to an electrical fire on
Johnson Road. They were there less than 30
7:03 a.m. A car/deer accident on Road
123 in Jackson Township was documented.
7:36 p.m. A subject in Antwerp was ar-
rested for the parole department.
8:33 p.m. Telephone harassment in Payne.
11:10 p.m. A Brown Township resident
of Road 151 told deputies their neighbor
was shooting again.
Thursday, Dec. 19
7:42 a.m. Horses were seen running loose
on Road 8 in Emerald Township.
1:39 p.m. A sex offender failed to register
in Paulding Village.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Paulding County Progress - 5A
Kylee Baumle
In The
The gifts of gardening
your garden and it can be as
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glassware planted with some
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Gift-giving from the gar-
den doesnt have to be limited
to Christmas time and most
of us that grow things share
throughout the year.
Bouquets of homegrown
flowers are always welcome,
especially if theyre unex-
pected. Food gifts made from
the gardens bounty are al-
ways appreciated. Zucchini
might not excite you, but how
about zucchini bread or cook-
And while youre planning
ahead, why not plant a row
for the hungry? Grow some
extra food in your garden this
year and when harvest time
comes around, donate it to a
food pantry. Thats a gift
thats valued more than you
There. Clip this column for
future reference, for when
youre stumped for gift ideas.
May you be blessed by the
gifts that God gives us every
day and most especially by
the gift of His son, as we cel-
ebrate Christmas.
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sauce and salsa right there.
Homemade tomato juice is
really easy.
Every year we grow red
beets because there cant be
anything easier than pickling
those at the end of the season.
Cut the tops off, boil them,
slip the skins away, and put in
canning jars with vinegar,
sugar and a little water. Yum.
I save seeds from the gar-
den every year, as gardeners
have done for hundreds of
years before. Thats how heir-
loom plants are preserved
throughout time. Heirlooms
are special and highly
adapted to our specific area,
because plants are awesome
like that. There are seed
packet templates that can be
found online which you can
print out and glue together for
containing a personal gift
from your own garden fa-
You can be crafty with
plants, too. A tabletop terrar-
ium can be a living piece of
Every year at this time, I
experience a wee bit of stress
and I have a feeling Im not
alone. The holiday season
tends to do that. In spite of it
coming at exactly the same
time every year, Christmas
sneaks up on me and all of a
sudden, here it is and Im not
I dont have to fix a meal,
nor do we host any major fes-
tivities in our home. Our fam-
ily is blessed in that we dont
really need a thing in the way
of physical gifts, yet its just
that aspect of Christmas that
incites panic in the week be-
fore. Its not supposed to be
that way.
So I started to think about
nontraditional gifts that can
be found right in my own
backyard. Yes, its too late for
this year, but its never too
early to start planning for the
next, especially when the
gifts are homegrown.
The garden provides a
number of things that can be
gift worthy. We grow black-
berries and grapes and they
make the best jelly. Even
when the jelly doesnt set
properly, it makes good ice
cream topping. (Ask me how
I know.) If youre really am-
bitious and good at planning
ahead, you can make wine.
Of course there are other
prepared foods that just about
anyone would love to receive.
Do you grow tomatoes? Pep-
pers? Onions? Garlic? Those
are the makings of spaghetti
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DEFIANCE With the holidays quickly ap-
proaching, the Independent Community Bankers
of America (ICBA) and First Federal Bank offer
consumers the following tips to consider if they
are planning to make any of their holiday pur-
chases online.
Even though the holiday season can be quite
busy, its never too busy to ensure that your per-
sonal information is safe when shopping online,
said Bill Loving, ICBA chairman and president
and CEO of Pendleton Community Bank,
Franklin, W.Va.
The total financial loss attributed to identity
theft in 2013 is estimated to be $21 billion, ac-
cording to http://www.statisticbrain.com/iden-
Consumers need to be on high alert this holi-
day season, and any time they choose to make
purchases online, to avoid falling victim to iden-
tity theft and to protect their sensitive financial
With that in mind, ICBA and First Federal
Bank offer the following tips:
Make sure your computer and browser are
secure. Set your firewall, anti-virus and anti-spy-
ware software to automatically update and scan
your computer.
Dont create passwords that include easily
accessible personal information, such as
mothers maiden name or date of birth. Instead,
use something unique that only you know.
Dont give personal information over the
phone, through the mail or on the Internet unless
you know whom youre dealing with and prefer-
ably only if youve initiated the contact.
Never give out Social Security or drivers li-
cense numbers. If you must share personal in-
formation, confirm that you are dealing with a
legitimate organization.
If you receive an email asking for personal
information, do not hit the reply button or click
on any link in the email. Instead, go directly to
the senders site by typing in its website address.
Look for secure sites with an s in the URL
(https://) and a closed-padlock icon on the Web
page when making purchases. These websites
are secure.
Always double-check the URL to be sure
you are shopping with the company you in-
tended to shop with. A simple typo can help
identity thieves.
The most important thing is our customers
safety and financial security, Jim Williams,
Western Market Area president, First Federal
Bank. If any customer has questions about the
security of their financial information, our team
at First Federal Bank is more than happy to an-
swer any problems or concerns you might have.
We want information about you and your family
to be safe and protected at all times.
During inclement weather, drivers should
allow more time for themselves to arrive at their
destination, increase following distance behind
other vehicles, and slow down sooner for turns
and stops, said Lieutenant Les Brode, Van Wert
Post commander. Already this year, the Van Wert
Post has seen two deaths during this season and
we hope to prevent further loss of life.
Lt. Brode urged motorists and occupants to
buckle up anytime they are in a motor vehicle as
it is one of the most effective ways of preventing
injury or death during a traffic crash.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol reminds area
residents to prepare their vehicle for winter driv-
ing. Have your battery, cooling system, tires,
wipers, and defrosters all checked to ensure they
are all in good condition and working properly.
In case of a vehicle breakdown, motorists
should turn on their hazard warning lights, safely
position the vehicle as far off the road as possible,
call #677 for assistance and remain in the vehicle
until help arrives, explained Lieutenant Brode.
VAN WERT Winter weather driving is here
to stay and the Ohio State Highway Patrols Van
Wert Post is asking all motorists to take additional
care when driving during this season.
During the winter months of December 2012
through March 2013, 103 weather-related crashes
occurred in Van Wert and Paulding counties. Dur-
ing this time period, there were two deaths in the
Van Wert Post area.
Statewide, there were 42 deaths and 5,523 in-
juries in 18,779 weather related crashes.
In the event of inclement weather, the Patrol is
urging motorists to allow extra time to get to their
destination, maintain a safe distance between their
vehicle and the traffic ahead, pay close attention
to bridges and overpasses as they are often the
first to freeze over and to drive slowly, as every-
thing including accelerating, turning and braking,
take longer on snow-covered roadways.
The factors in most weather related crashes are
unsafe speed, following too closely, and failure to
Mrs. Stuckeys second grade class at Grover Hill Elementary recently made reindeer in class.
Using that as a springboard, they then wrote creative stories about their reindeer. Pictured from
left are Tucker Antoine, Lynsey Pease, Harley Halliwill, Citlali Aguilar and Kaden Landwehr.
6A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Birthdays Anniversaries
Dec. 27 Gary and Jan
Lipp, Dan and Dian Okuly,
Donovan and Rachel Parsons.
Dec. 28 Stan and Barb
Dec. 29 Barb and Mike
Betts, Richard and Laura
Bowers, Bill and Julie Childs,
Kenneth and Lois Kohn, Eu-
gene and Carolyn Wirts.
Dec. 30 Alan and Darlene
Dec. 31 Gerald and
Donna Snyder.
Jan. 1 Michael and Gloria
Jan. 3 Larry and Cindy
Grace, Robert and Kathy
(The Paulding Progress maintains
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make any changes, please call our of-
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P.O. Box 180, Paulding.)
Dec. 28 Jennifer Desote,
Joel Edwards, Micayla C.
Jones, Babette Kurita, Janelle
Lero, Aimee Lichty, Adam
Schlegel, Jared Sherry, Klint
Dec. 29 Annetta Goings,
Tevin Hale, Judy Hunt, Lee
Kniceley, Veronica Landfair,
Charlie McGuire, Brandon
Smith, Collett Starbuck, Dan
Dec. 30 Robert Bair, Fran-
cisco V. Bernal, Lawrence
Bouler, LeAnn Bowers, An-
driena Canady, Adam English,
Catrina Hohenberger, Shannon
Hohenberger, Stephanie Keller,
Thomas Long, Vandetta Smith,
Lawrence Temple Jr., Audrey
Dec. 31 John Betz, Annie
Bradford, Olivia Dangler,
Ernest Farris Jr., Nicklas Flint,
Mike Gamble, Andrew Killion,
Jennifer Lero, Ellen Doan -
McCarns, Shane Miller, Tom
Reinhart, Brittany Sprow.
Jan. 1 Jeaneane Helsel,
Bobby Kyser, Rex Lichty, Joe
C. Martinez, Tara Morrison,
Alice Smith, Benjamin Watson.
Jan. 2 Kathryn K. Lucas,
Carol Temple, Marsha Yeutter.
Jan. 3 Jane Ankney, Ruth
Gerber, Sue Nicholas, Carolyn
I have always loved people
and consider myself a people
person. I love talking to differ-
ent folks and finding out their
interests. I dont care if I talk to
someone on the telephone, the
Internet or in person. The other
night I placed a telephone call
to my satellite provider to make
some changes to my program-
ming. This turned out to be a
very long, interesting conversa-
After dialing the number and
punching in my information, I
was connected to a lady who
spoke with a heavy accent. She
told me her name and said that
she would be helping me with
any problems I had.
Now, the gal seemed really
nice and polite, but it was a lit-
tle hard to understand her with
her heavy brogue. I told her the
changes I wanted made and she
proceeded to try and help me.
She did speak very slowly and
then I asked her, Where are
you located?
She told me, The Philip-
pines. Naturally, I asked how
the weather was and told her
about all the snow we had here.
Then Miss Philippines said,
I have never seen snow before
and the weather here is beauti-
After she found what she
thought was the solution to my
problem, she said that she had
to connect me to her partner
who would go over my account
with me. So, I was transferred
to another customer service rep.
The second rep asked me the
same questions as the previous
one, but she did not have an ac-
cent. Then she advised me that
she was going to help and find
me the best money deal possible
on my satellite service.
This girl was very pleasant
and I asked her, Where are you
This lady said, Nebraska.
She told me that the temper-
ature in Nebraska was approxi-
mately 47, but the week before
they had got a lot of snow. I then
told her that I had just spoken to
a gal in the Philippines.
Miss Nebraska asked me ex-
citably, Did you ask her about
the big hurricane that struck
I said, No, I really didnt.
Miss Nebraska and I chatted
about reality shows, television
channels and then she offered
me what seemed like a good
deal. After I told her this certain
deal sounded pretty good, she
arranged for me to verify my
changes with her service part-
She said, I am now transfer-
ring you to another rep who will
verify the changes to your serv-
I wished Miss Nebraska a
Merry Christmas and waited
to be transferred to my third
After a short wait, a man with
another accent came on the
phone. He told me that the con-
versation was being recorded
and he was going to go over my
changes with me.
I asked him, Sir, what coun-
try are you from?
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He replied, India.
Mr. India began to go over
my new service details and just
happened to mention that what
I was led to believe was a
money saver, was actually
going to add $23 a month to my
I spoke up and said, I have
been on the phone for one hour
and no one ever mentioned to
me I was going to get extra
money tacked on my bill. So
now, I really dont want any-
I was a little upset with the
length of time it took to make a
few changes on my bill, but
look at it this way. I got to talk
to three different people in three
different countries. However, I
still did not really get anything
I admit it was really interest-
ing to see these bigger compa-
nies in action, but for the life of
me, I cant figure out why it
took three people, miles away
from each other, just to try and
help one person.
However, all was not in vain.
Miss Philippines and Miss Ne-
braska invited me to visit them
and Mr. India basically was just
surprised I didnt want extra
added on my bill. He just said,
Thank you, thank you very
much, Maam. What other is-
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Rural Electric Cooperatives
showed its support of higher
education by presenting Hei-
delberg University sopho-
more Mary Katie Kohart
with a Cooperative Intern
Scholarship worth $800.
Kohart interned with
Paulding-Putnam Electric
Cooperative Inc., working on
the cooperatives Co-op Con-
nections Card program.
According to Renee Boss,
Paulding-Putnam Electric
Cooperatives human re-
sources and member services
manager, Katie was instru-
mental in getting our Co-op
Connections Card program
completed. She took owner-
ship of the program and con-
tacted business owners, pre-
pared communication articles
and created spreadsheets for
tracking. She prepared the
member letter and prepared
all for mailing. I didnt have
to manage her or oversee
her work. Katie showed a lot
of initiative in completing this
project which allowed me to
concentrate on other proj-
The purpose of the ORECs
Cooperative Intern Scholar-
ship program is to expose
young people to the career
opportunities available in the
rural electric program and to
give them encouragement and
financial assistance in pursuing
their careers.
The states electric coopera-
tives, all Touchstone Energy
cooperatives, serve more than
380,000 homes and businesses
in 77 of Ohios 88 counties.
Mrs. Brennemans 6th grade language arts classes at Payne Elementary wrote persuasive and
descriptive papers trying to convince gingerbread people to live in the house they were selling.
They then created these houses out of graham crackers, icing and other sweet treats.
Paulding Elementary third graders performed a wonderful concert on Dec. 5. The students had
been working hard for a number of months under the direction of Mrs. Dawn Sloan. Mrs. Sloan
and the other third grade teachers, Mrs. Doster, Mrs. Rohlf, Mrs. Crossland and Mrs. Wilhelm,
and the rest of the elementary staff were all very impressed with the third graders and commend
them on a job well done. Mrs. Tear, the elementary principal, performed a solo.
Weather report weekly summary as recorded at Paulding Villages water treatment plant
Observations recorded for the 24 hours ending at 7:30 a.m. on the morning of:
24-HOUR AMOUNTS Snow/Ice on
DATE HIGH LOW Rain-Melted snow Snow-Ice the ground
Dec. 17 24 10 0.03 0.5 6
Dec. 18 26 16 0.01 0.01 6
Dec. 19 34 17 -0- -0- 5
Dec. 20 40 36 0.03 -0- 2
Dec. 21 55 37 0.25 -0- -0-
Dec. 22 40 33 1.60 -0- -0-
Dec. 23 43 29 0.01 -0- -0-
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Paulding County Progress - 7A
Wild about roses. Think native
By Mark Holtsberry
Education specialist
Paulding SWCD
A rose is not always a rose. Beautiful hybrids
that make up the rose industry for cut roses, land-
scape roses, rose gardens and more, have little
in common with the native and wild roses of
their ancestors.
But as the interest in natural continues to in-
crease, so it will be with roses where native land-
scaping and less formal gardens rediscover the
merits of native and wild roses.
Native and wild are not the same thing when
referring to roses. Many wild roses from Europe
and Asia have escaped cultivation and are natu-
ralized in the American landscape. Some are
classified as a noxious weed in 12 states, such as
the Rosa multiflora.
Native landscapes capture the brief season
beauty of our native roses. Native roses are lim-
ited in color, mostly pink, but with some varia-
tion from almost white to crimson red. Never
yellow or the artificial colors so sought after by
hybrid breeders and collectors. The blooms are
always five petal and seldom last more than a
couple of weeks. Most are small shrubs with
canes which are no longer than three to four feet
or almost ground cover.
Our heritage of North American native roses
are limited. These are not the naturalized wild
roses we often see growing around abandoned
farmsteads which may have their roots dating
back to the Roman Empire. Our true natives are
present throughout most states, but they may not
be widespread.
The value to the landscape of native roses goes
well beyond the oriental merits of their blooms.
Their flowers provide important pollen for bees,
their habit provides secure nesting sites for birds
and shelter for small mammals and fruits are an
important source of food with antioxidants for
every creature which consume them, including
The Nature Center Park and grounds provide
the looks and smells of these native roses in the
spring and early summer. Think spring!
Our annual tree sales are currently beginning to
start. For more information, stop in the the Pauld-
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399-3525, Rev. Monte Moore, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.
Paulding United Methodist Church, 321 North Williams Street,
Paulding, church telephone number is 399-3591, Rev. Ben Lowell, Wor-
ship service at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday School, 11:15 a.m.; Wed. worship at
6:00pm. Our church office is located at 308 N. Main St.
Pentecostal Church of God, 601 W. Caroline St., Paulding, Elder
George Robinson, Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship service at noon,
prayer services Monday at 6 p.m. and Thursday at noon, Bible study
at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Pioneer Christian Ministries, County Road 108 and Ohio 637, Paulding,
Rev. Chuck Oliver, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:30
a.m., and Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. including a youth service on at
least three Wednesday evenings.
Rose Hill Church of God, corner of SR 637 and Charloe Trail, Paulding,
399-3113, Pastor Ron Hofacker, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday wor-
ship at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday service from 7-8 p.m. with 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. Interim pastor is Rev. Dr. Paul Biery.
First Presbyterian Church, 114 West Caroline Street, Paulding, 399-
2438, Rev. David Meriwether, 9:00am Sunday school (youth and adult),
10:15 a.m. praise singing, 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship. Communion 1st
Sunday each month.
House of Love Ministries, 220 N. Williams St., Paulding. Pastor Pre-
dest (Dwayne) Richardson or Sister Brenda Richardson, 419-399-9205
or 419-796-8718, Sunday worship at 3:00 p.m. Jail Ministry, Food Min-
istry, Outreach Ministry. Overcomer Outreach - a Christian 12-steap
meeting, Sundays at 5:00 p.m.
New Beginnings Church (Church of God), Cecil, Pastor Roy Burk,
399-5041, Sunday worship at 11 a.m.
Paulding Church of Christ, East Perry Street, Paulding, Minister
Christopher Reno, 419-399-4761. Bible school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday
worship at 10:30 a.m.
Paulding Church of the Nazarene, 210 Dooley Dr., Paulding, 399-
3932, Revs. Kim and Cindy Semran, Sunday school at 9:15 a.m., Sun-
day worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m.: Kids Summer
Jam (ages 4-4th grade), Preteen class (5th-6th grade), Teen group (7th-
12th grade), and adult service. Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.: Teen group
(7th-12th grade), adult bible study and prayer. Nursery available for all
Paulding Family Worship Center, 501 West Perry Street, Paulding,
Grover Hill Church of the Nazarene, Maple and East Jackson streets,
Pastor Jonathan L. Hoagland, 587-3376, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Morn-
ing worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening gospel hour at 6 p.m., Wednes-
day evening service at 7 p.m.
Grover Hill Zion United Methodist Church, corner of First and Harrison,
587-3941; Pastor Mike Waldron, 419-238-1493 or 419-233-2241 (cell). Sun-
day school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:20 a.m., nursery available
during all services.
Mandale Church of Christ in Christian Union, Ohio 66, Pastor Justin
Sterrett, 419-786-9878, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at
10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday prayer meeting at 7 p.m.
Middle Creek United Methodist Church, County Road 24, Grover Hill,
Pastor William Sherry, Sunday worship at 9 a.m., Sunday school at 10:15
a.m., Sunday evening Bible study at 6 p.m.
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Grover Hill, County Road 151, Sun-
day school at 9:30 a.m., Pastor David Prior, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.,
Wednesday evening prayer meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Roselms Christian Church, Ohio 114, Pastor Gary Church, 594-2445,
Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.
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 11:15 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:00 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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Weekly Reminder
QUESTION: How can we
parent effectively when so
many of our friends and rel-
atives have values that con-
flict with ours? This is
especially tough when were
all together for the holidays.
JIM: Our counselors
would encourage you to
begin by making sure that
everyone in your household is
absolutely clear about the val-
ues, priorities and spiritual
perspectives that define you
as a family. Take the time to
provide your children with
easily understandable reasons
for the rules you live by and
equip them to graciously, but
confidently, articulate these
principles themselves when
Once this is done, youll be
better positioned to deal with
these challenges when your
kids spend time in homes
where the standards and con-
victions differ from your
If you run into conflicts,
humbly tell the friends or rel-
atives concerned that while
you love them and respect
their feelings, its your re-
sponsibility to raise your chil-
dren in the way you feel is
Naturally, you should try to
understand the motivations
behind their behavior. If its
obvious theyre contradicting
you out of pure spite or sim-
ple lack of concern, dont
hesitate to limit future visits
until things change.
But, if it seems clear that
they really love your chil-
dren, if, for instance, its a
case of doting grandparents
who dole out too many
sweets in an attempt to gain a
place in their grandkids af-
fections, then look for cre-
ative ways to defuse the
situation by enlisting them as
members of your team. Ex-
plain that youre trying to
raise your children according
to a certain set of standards,
and that you wont be able to
succeed without their cooper-
ation and assistance. Theyll
probably jump at the chance
to help you out.
Question: My husband is
always hurting my feelings
with careless and cutting re-
marks. He says hes only
teasing or tells me Im too
sensitive, but its no joke to
me. How can I get him to
vice president, Family Min-
istries: The scenario youve
described, though very com-
mon, can have many causes.
Communication is a complex
thing and is influenced by un-
derlying emotions and
learned behaviors.
For many of us men, much
of our lives have been spent
trading jabs and poking fun at
other guys. Its often how we
bond with each other. Unfor-
tunately, we have to learn the
hard way that it doesnt al-
ways have the same effect
with the opposite sex.
It may also suggest that
your husbands not comfort-
able having a serious conver-
sation with you. This
behavior is sometimes passed
down through families who
have a hard time expressing
their feelings or dealing with
difficult issues.
The old proverb, Many a
truth is spoken in jest, may
also apply here. Often a per-
son may be upset with their
By Jim Daly
spouse, but the only way he
or she feels safe in expressing
this is through hurtful humor.
Or, it could be a problem of
sensitivity, either his lack
thereof, or possibly your
overactive sense. Both are
obstacles to emotional inti-
macy and should be evalu-
ated honestly.
Id start by looking at your
relationships with mutual ac-
quaintances other than your
respective families. Does
your husband routinely of-
fend them? Do they see him
as self-centered and unfeel-
ing? Are you frequently hurt
by others? Are you critical, or
do you struggle with low self-
The goal here isnt to as-
sign blame, but to gain an un-
derstanding of each other,
which is the first step toward
resolution. Since this typi-
cally works best with the help
of a caring counselor, Id en-
courage you to contact Focus
on the Family for a referral to
a qualified marriage therapist
in your area. Call us at 855-
771-HELP (4357). Were
here and happy to help.
Winning the Battle for a Generation
By Rick Jones
exec. director, Defiance
Area Youth for Christ
Have you seen wholeness come from bro-
Christmas time is often a season of great
challenge and difficulty for many. If you find
yourself facing some very hard times, it is my
prayer that the following story will lift your
A new program at Walter Reed Medical
Center is trying to help wounded warriors re-
cover from the incredible losses theyve expe-
rienced in war.
Battlefield medicine has gotten better and
better, but that also means that the people
theyre saving are increasingly injured. So,
some of these injured soldiers are finding heal-
ing through a community based on music.
For instance, recently a band of wounded
soldiers performed at Madison Square Garden
in a concert called Stand Up for Heroes. The
vocalist for the band was Marine Corporal
Tim Donley, who lost both of his legs and the
use of his right arm in a roadside bomb in
Even though he cant walk, salute, or shake
someones hand, hes grateful to be part of a
group where his singing voice is valued. His
signature song has become Leonard Cohens
The lyrics of the song are hauntingly honest,
Its not a cry you can hear at night. Its not
somebody who has seen the light. Its a cold and
its a broken Hallelujah.
Donley told a reporter, I thought I understood
that song, but the next thing you know, my whole
life is coming down around my ears. Every
dream, every hope Ive ever had for the future is
broken around me, and I dont know where to
turn, and it was at that place that God said, Do
you still trust me? Do you still believe that I have
whats best for you? And it was at that moment
that I understood Hallelujah. I may be more
whole now than Ive ever been in my life.
In that place of belonging Donley and his
friends are discovering wholeness in spite of
their brokenness.
The scriptures remind us of the words of Jesus
that when were burdened, broken over the
things of life Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV), (28)
Come to me, all you who are weary and bur-
dened and I will give you rest. (29) Take my
yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gen-
tle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for
your souls. (30) For my yoke is easy and my bur-
den is light.
For more information about the work of Youth
for Christ, you may contact Youth for Christ at
419-782-0656, P.O. Box 111, 210 Clinton Street,
Defiance, Ohio 43512, or email to: defyfc@em-
Paulding Jr. and Sr. High School bands and choirs presented their Holiday Extravaganza concert on Sunday, Dec. 15. Here, middle school principal Dave Stallkamp
reads Twas the Night Before Christmas to students, accompanied by the high school band.
Panther defense crushes Allen East
Sports Scoreboard
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minded to please submit result
forms to the Progress office. We rely
on these forms to report game re-
sults to your fans. You may drop off
forms or fax them to 419-399-
4030, or email info to
None reported.
Junior High Girls Basketball
Paulding swept Hicksville in action
on Thursday night as the Lady Pan-
ther seventh graders posted a 23-
22 win while the eighth graders were
victorious by a 26-16 margin.
Ashlynn Rice scored eight points
and Briana Townley added six for
the Paulding seventh grade squad.
Megan Tope, Kamdyn Etzler, Haylee
Dominique, Kalyn Strahley and Asia
Arellano added two each.
In the eighth grade matchup,
Cassidy Posey led the way with 11
and Audrey Manz chipped in six.
Other scorers were Caitlyn Myers
(three), Kaylen Hale (two), Allison
Ankney (two) and Elizabeth Mobley
Junior High Boys Basketball
Wayne Trace and Woodlan split in ac-
tion from last Tuesday.
The Raider seventh graders got 10
points from Caden Bland and eight by
Mox Price en route to a 46-20 win over
the Warriors. Evan Mohr (seven), Josiah
Linder (six), Hayden Gillett (five), Trae
Sinn (four), Braden Zuber (two), Korbin
Slade (two) and Caleb Yenser (two)
completed the Raider scoring. Jack
Stuckey had seven and Jake Gerbers
chipped in five for Woodlan.
In the second game, Aaron Hahn
scored nine and Justin Durkes added
six to lead the Warriors to a 34-24 win.
Eli Sinn bucketed a dozen to pace
Wayne Trace followed by Noah Glass
(six), Josh Kuhn (five) and Adam
Stoller (one).
of the
Girls basketball
Wayne Trace..........60
Paulding ..........64 OT
Montpelier ............56
Allen East .............50
Paulding ...............39
Edon ....................35
Hicksville ..............40
Wayne Trace..........54
Ft. Jennings...........45
Boys basketball
Liberty Center .......71
Paulding ...............74
Allen East .............36
Wayne Trace..........52
Parkway ................47
Wayne Trace..........54
Miller City .............47
At Ayersville:
Ayersville 38 Columbus
Grove 30, Paulding 43
Columbus Grove 36,
Paulding 46 Ayersville 32
At Antwerp:
Fairview 60 Antwerp
12; Fairview 60 Lincol-
nview 17; no other re-
sults available
Girls Basketball: Paulding at
Bryan Holiday Classic
Boys Basketball: Antwerp at
Route 49 Classic at Edon; Wayne
Trace at Woodlan
Girls Basketball: Paulding at
Bryan Holiday Classic
Boys Basketball: Antwerp at
Route 49 Classic at Edon; Wayne
Trace hosts Crestview
Wrestling: Antwerp at Montpelier
Ironhorse Invitational; Paulding
and Wayne Trace at LCC Thunder-
bird Holiday Inv.
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Pauldings Treston Gonzales #24 drives to a first quarter score against Allen East last Friday night.
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The Panthers Kyle Kauser #21 takes a fast break to the rack
for a first half tally.
PAULDING In a phe-
nomenal display of defense,
Paulding roared out to a 41-2
halftime lead en route to 74-
36 pasting of Allen East at
home on Friday evening.
In a game laden with strong
support from fans and stu-
dents, excitement mounted as
the Panthers ruled the floor,
14-2, in the first quarter, and
then shut out the visitors, 27-
0, in the second stanza.
The fans did a great job,
they were a big part of the
game, commented Paulding
head coach Shawn Brewer.
As we go on the road the
next five games in a row, I
hope that we will have a sim-
ilar following of support from
Behind the steady and bal-
anced scoring of Treston
Gonzales, with 16 points,
Kyle Kauser, who bucketed
14 points, and Guy Harders
12 points, the local squad im-
proved its record to 4-2 over-
all and 1-1 in the Northwest
Allen East fell to 0-5 over-
all and 0-2 in the NWC.
In addition to its strong de-
fensive play, Brewer credited
his teams patience offense
for it success. The Panthers
hit 56 percent of their shots, a
sign of how well the players
looked for good shots, said
The fellows took the time
and made that extra pass,
said Brewer. That was good
shooting; a lot of it had to do
with taking the good shot.
They came out and played
really well; they executed the
game plan the way we
wanted, Brewer sai
After that close loss to
Spencerville, we went to work
hard in practice this week. We
found out some of the little
things we needed to work on.
The guys got after it in prac-
tice. I thought we had a real
good week in working hard
this past week, continued
The Paulding squad domi-
nated every part of the game,
outrebounding the Mustangs
30-18 and forcing 26 Allen
East turnovers while commit-
ting just 10 miscues.
In junior varsity play, Pauld-
ing defeated Allen East, 57-38.
Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress
Javier Gonzales #22 plays tight defense against Allen East last Friday night.
Panthers hopeful going into
weekend Bryan tournament
Riding on the wings of one
of the best starts in recent his-
tory, the Paulding Lady Pan-
thers are optimistic about
their chances at the Bryan
Holiday girls basketball tour-
nament this weekend.
It all starts at 6 p.m. on Fri-
day evening, Dec. 27 when
the local squad takes on the
challenge of an up-and-com-
ing Fairview team.
They are quick with the
ball; they have a couple of
good shooters and a good
transition game, said Pauld-
ing head coach Lyndsi
Schultz. Theyve had a cou-
ple of good wins early. It
should be a great game.
The Panthers are currently
boasting a 4-3 record, the best
mark in recent years going
into the holiday event,
Schultz said.
Following the Paulding-
Fairview game, host team
Bryan will take on Stryker,
two squads that Schultz feels
even out the field in any-
bodys tournament. The win-
ners will play for the
championship on Saturday
Bryan is down a little this
year but they still have that
Schindler girl, a really solid
player, observed Schultz.
Stryker has one of the better
players in the area in Connor
Varner. It should really make
for a well-balanced tourna-
This past week, the Pan-
thers split a pair of games.
On Tuesday evening, the
local squad just barely got by
a determined Montpelier
team, 66-56, in overtime.
The Panthers opened a 17-
12 lead at the end of the first
quarter, but Montpelier
roared back to grab a 25-22
lead at the half. The visitors
expanded their lead to 43-34
at the end of three quarters
before Paulding fought back
to outscore Montpelier, 18-9,
in the final quarter and put the
game into overtime.
Im really proud the way
the girls fought back to get
into the game. We were down
10 points and then came
back. Thats something we
havent done in recent years,
said Schultz.
Abby Pease kept us in the
game, offensively, added the
mentor. She scored 18 points
for us. Offensively, the turn-
around came when we as-
signed Varner to their point
guard, Hannah Blake. Varner
stopped her scoring and we
were able to come back.
Blake led all scorers with
23 points.
On Thursday, the Panthers
traveled to Herrod and lost a
50-39 decision to an intense
Allen East team. In that con-
test, the Mustangs raced to a
44-16 advantage after three
In the final stanza, Pauld-
ing turned on the power and
outscored Allen East, 23-6,
but the mountain was too
high to climb at that point.
Brooke Combs led Pauld-
ing (4-3 overall and 1-2 in
conference play) with 10
It was the same thing that
we have experienced against
them in previous years,
commented Schultz. We
committed too many
turnovers and let them get too
many rebounds. They out-
worked us.
They came out and played
with so much intensity and
we struggled to maintain it,
added Schultz.
WT reschedules games
HAVILAND Boys and girls basketball schedules at Wayne Trace
have been revised due to the extended football season as well as a
change to the girls schedule.
Boys schedule changes:
Friday, Nov. 29 - The game against Crestview has been resched-
uled for Saturday, Dec. 28, at Wayne Trace High School with a 6
p.m. tip off.
Saturday, Nov. 30 - The game against Lincolnview has been
rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 20, at Wayne Trace High School
with a 6 p.m. tip off.
Saturday, Dec. 7 - The game at Paulding has been rescheduled
for Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Paulding High School with a 6 p.m. tip off.
Saturday, Dec. 14 - The game at Lincolnview has been resched-
uled for Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Lincolnview High School with a 6
p.m. tip off.
Girls schedule adjustment:
Friday, Jan. 3 - The game at Fairview has been changed to a 5
p.m. start at Fairview High School instead of 6 p.m. The game will
still be played at Fairview High School.
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Five-point possession sparks WT win over Parkway
Traces boys basketball fi-
nally opened its season Fri-
day night at the Palace and
the Raiders looked like they
were coming off of an ex-
tended football season.
With Parkway leading
most of the way, it was a late
five-point possession that
turned the tide in Wayne
Traces favor as the Raiders
rallied for a 52-47 victory
over the visiting Panthers.
A trey by Austin Adams put
the black and gold on top 42-
39 with 4:48 left in the con-
test, but it would be
Parkways last lead of the
The momentum switched
to Wayne Traces side with
3:16 remaining as the Raiders
took advantage of a five-point
possession. Freshman guard
Ethan Linder connected on
his third three-pointer of the
evening. The red, white and
blue also got a pair of free
throws from junior Corbin
Linder, who was fouled set-
ting a screen for his younger
brothers shot.
The Raiders led 44-42 after
the possession and would
never look back.
It was a huge turnaround
for us, noted Raider head
coach Jim Linder. We knew
coming in that we wouldnt
necessarily play our best
game, but you also have to
give Parkway a lot of credit.
They came out and played
very hard and made some
plays tonight.
After a Parkway turnover,
Corbin Linder added two
more foul shots to widen the
Raider lead to 46-42 at the
2:45 mark before Adams
again connected from long
distance to trim the deficit to
46-45 with 2:35 remaining.
With Wayne Trace on top
48-47, two Colby Speice foul
shots pushed the margin to
50-47 before T.J. Blackmore
finished the scoring at the
1:02 mark to make it 52-47.
Its good to get the win,
commented the Raider men-
tor. I thought there were
times where we showed po-
tential, but we also had times
that it showed we have only
had a few practices. We just
need to improve from here
and keep getting better.
Early on, it appeared
Wayne Trace was ready to
open the game up early on.
Corbin Linder hit three
straight treys for the first nine
points of the game, giving the
Raiders a 9-0 advantage with
6:30 remaining in the opening
The black and gold,
though, rallied.
Parkway put together a 17-
2 run, highlighted by 10
points from Brant Barna, in
taking a 17-11 lead late in the
opening stanza. Wayne
Traces Jake Arend picked up
two late baskets in getting the
Raiders within 17-15 at the
end of one quarter.
Barna really hurt us
early, added Linder. Park-
way did a good job of finding
the open man and they were
able to get some good scoring
The Panthers still led 26-22
at the intermission before
posting a 37-32 advantage en-
tering the final stanza.
Wayne Trace tied the game
for the first time at 39-39,
using a Blackmore bucket to
knot the score with 5:30 left
in the contest.
Corbin Linder bucketed 21
points to lead all scorers in
the contest with his freshman
brother Ethan adding nine
markers. Arend chipped in
eight while David Sinn and
Blackmore posted six apiece.
Arend also topped Wayne
Trace with eight boards while
Speice and Sinn picked up six
caroms each. Ethan Linder
and Arend posted three steals
Barna, Adams and Tanner
Bates all finished with 10
points for Parkway, which
fell to 2-3 on the season. Matt
Heindel chipped in seven
markers for the Panthers.
Adams grabbed six boards
to lead Parkway while dish-
ing out three assists and post-
ing four steals.
Wayne Traces junior var-
sity also was victorious in its
season opener with a 41-9
win over the Panthers.
Alec Vest had seven mark-
ers for the Raiders while
Luke Miller, Nick Glass,
Cole Shepherd, Gabe Wobler
and Quinton Harper posted
four each. Shepherd and
Miller had six boards each for
the red, white and blue.
Parkway dropped to 2-3 on
the year.
Wayne Trace will travel to
cross-state rival Woodlan on
Friday before hosting rival
Crestview for a non-league
battle at the Palace on Sat-
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Ethan Linder #15 tosses up a three ball last Friday night in
the final stanza against Parkway.
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Wayne Traces David Sinn #40 cuts off an up court drive by
Parkway last Friday night in non-conference play.
Lady Raiders post
sixth straight victory
HAVILAND After drop-
ping their first two games, the
Wayne Trace Lady Raiders
ran their win streak to six on
Saturday afternoon with a 54-
45 win over visiting Fort Jen-
Erin Mohr bucketed 16
points and grabbed seven re-
bounds to lead the red, white
and blue while teammate
Brenda Feasby chipped in a
dozen points, four boards and
five steals.
Wayne Trace posted a 17-
11 lead after one quarter,
scoring the final nine points
of the stanza.
A Mohr basket started the
run, before Shayna Temple
followed with a basket to give
Wayne Trace a 12-11 advan-
tage. Mohr then closed the
opening stanzas scoring,
connecting on a bucket and a
trey to widen the Raider lead
to 17-11 after eight minutes
of action.
The red, white and blue
continued the run in the sec-
ond quarter, getting two
buckets from Sylvia Young
and another by Brooke
Wilcox to stretch the advan-
tage to 23-11.
However, the rest of the
stanza belonged to the Mus-
Fort Jennings closed the
period on an 11-2 run, led by
seven from Gabby Clippinger
as the orange and black
trimmed the deficit to 25-22
at the intermission.
Wayne Trace, though, an-
swered in the third quarter.
The Raiders outscored the
Musketeers 18-9 in the third
quarter, including a 14-1 run
in the middle portion of the
stanza, to take control with a
43-31 lead entering the final
Mohr and Feasby each
bucketed five points in the
period while Lauren Speice,
Wilcox, Madi Poling and
Young all chipped in a basket
Fort Jennings never got
closer than nine points in the
final quarter as Wayne Trace
went on to post the 54-45 vic-
Young chipped in nine
markers for the red, white and
blue while picking up six
boards. Speice grabbed 11
caroms to lead the Raiders.
Temple dished out five assists
with Mohr, Feasby and Pol-
ing posting three each. Poling
and Mohr also had three
steals apiece.
Clippinger and Cassie Lin-
deman both bucketed 15
markers for the Musketeers,
who drop to 2-6 on the year.
Emily Kehres added nine
points for the orange and
black. Clippinger also
recorded seven rebounds for
the Musketeers. Ashley Gable
dished out five assists and
added four steals with Linde-
man recording five steals.
Wayne Traces junior var-
sity moved to 6-1 on the sea-
son with a 35-25 win over the
The Raiders got 10 points
from Danae Myers and seven
by Hollie Wannemacher to
post the victory. Maddie Zart-
man and Courtney Mead
chipped in five and four
markers, respectively.
Wannemacher also had six
rebounds with Mead grab-
bing five. Mead also dished
out four assists and posted
five steals.
Kasidy Klausing posted 11
points for the Musketeers
with Kylie Jettinghoff adding
five. Jettinghoff also posted
eight rebounds to top the or-
ange and black while Jessica
Young and Klausing picked
up six caroms a piece. Klaus-
ing and Jettinghoff also
recorded five steals each.
Fort Jennings falls to 3-5
on the season.
Santa Slam tournament
schedule released
ANTWERP A new holi-
day tournament is being of-
fered at the MAC
Gymnasium. The Santa Slam
tournament is being held Sat-
urday, Dec. 28, for fifth and
sixth grade boys and sixth
grade girls. This tournament
is a follow up to the Black
Friday tournament last
This tournament brings
new teams to the gym. On the
girls side, McComb makes
their first trip to the MAC.
They will join East Allen,
Lima Shawnee, Woodburn
Lutheran, Tinora and Black
Friday tournament champion,
Participating for the first
time in the boys division will
be Huron, Ohio. They will
join Archbold, Bryan, Leo
fifth and sixth, Norwell, and
Antwerp fifth and sixth.
Games will begin at 9 a.m.
and run throughout the day on
both courts until the girls fi-
nals at 4:45 and boys finals at
5:30 p.m.
Proceeds from this tourna-
ment will be used to fund the
MAC travel girls team this
Twin towers lift WT to
win over Lincolnview
HAVILAND Wayne Trace took advantage
of a size advantage inside and a depth advan-
tage overall to post a 60-47 win over visiting
Lincolnview in non-league girls basketball ac-
tion last Monday night at the Palace.
The twin towers of seniors Sylvia Young (6-
foot-3) and Lauren Speice (5-foot-11) com-
bined for 34 points and 18 rebounds as the
Lady Raiders enjoyed a 38-25 rebounding ad-
vantage overall. Young bucketed 20 points and
picked up five boards with Speice adding 14
markers and 13 rebounds, her first double-
double of the season.
Sylvia and Lauren both did a nice job in-
side for us tonight, noted Raider head coach
Bethany Hughes. We had a size advantage
and the girls did a good job of taking advan-
tage of it, getting the ball inside to them for
good scoring opportunities.
The Raiders opened the game up late in the
third quarter, thanks in part to an 11-2 advan-
tage on the boards. Wayne Trace posted seven
offensive caroms in the stanza while limiting
the Lancers to zero defensive rebounds in the
They did a good job of using their size and
we simply didnt have an answer for that,
commented Lincolnviews Dan Williamson.
Our girls played hard and we battled, but we
just dont have the size to match up with a
team that big.
Trailing 26-21 at halftime, the Lancers
Christine Stemen connected on her first trey
of the evening to get the blue and gold within
After a pair of Young baskets, another three-
pointer from Stemen kept Lincolnview within
With Wayne Trace leading 36-34, the
Raiders were able to open the game up late in
the quarter. Consecutive baskets from Shayna
Temple and Estie Sinn, along with two Speice
free throws, pushed the Raider lead to 42-34.
We came out and really did a good job of
working and competing there early in the sec-
ond half, continued the Lancer mentor. I
dont know if we got tired or what happened
there late in the period, but Wayne Trace was
able to get some offensive rebounds and they
took advantage.
A bucket by Julia Thatcher pulled the
Lancers within 42-36 before the Raiders an-
swered with baskets from Speice, Sinn and
Brooke Wilcox in grabbing a 48-36 advantage
after three periods.
Our bench came up with some key points
tonight, especially there in the third quarter,
Hughes commented. We got solid play from
our inside girls and then we were able to get
some good scoring opportunities that resulted
in points as well. It was a big turning point for
From there, the Lancers never got any
closer than nine points the rest of the way as
Wayne Trace went on to post its fifth consec-
utive victory of the season in moving to 5-2.
I thought we got solid play from a lot of
girls tonight, noted the Raider mentor. It was
a total team win and that is the way we have
to play.
Brenda Feasby added nine points and eight
assists for the Raiders while Temple chipped
in seven markers and dished out a pair of as-
sists. Madi Poling also had four steals for
Wayne Trace.
Overall, I am pretty pleased with our ef-
fort, Williamson concluded. The girls give
their all and we are playing hard. I am happy
with our progress at this point.
Hannah McCleery bucketed 13 points to
lead the Lancers while Thatcher and Stemen
bucketed a dozen markers each. Ashton Bow-
ersock also had eight for the blue and gold.
Stemen picked up eight boards with Thatcher
and McCleery each getting three steals. Mc-
Cleery and Stemen had three assists apiece.
Lincolnview finished with fewer turnovers,
16-17, but the Lancers were only 19 of 52
from the field (37 percent) compared to
Wayne Traces 25 of 53 (47 percent). The
Lancers dropped to 3-4 on the year with the
Wayne Traces junior varsity posted a 21-8
victory in two quarters of action. The game
was two periods short due to a lack of num-
bers for the Lancers.
Katie McClure, Katlyn Wendel, Kerstin
Roberts and Grace Gorman all had two points
for Lincolnview.
Leah Sinn bucketed five markers for the
Raiders while Brianna Sinn and Danae Myers
added four each. Stacy Flint, Maddie Zartman,
Courtney Mead and Estie Sinn had two mark-
ers apiece.
Wayne Trace will return to action on Jan. 3
as the Raiders visit Fairview in the Green
Meadows Conference opener for both schools.
TIME CHANGE The girls basketball
game on Jan. 3 between Wayne Trace and
Fairview will start at 5 p.m., not 6 p.m. as
originally scheduled. The game will still be
played at Fairview.

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Antwerps Garrett Jones #30 gets held up on his way down the lane last Tuesday night.
Archers go 0-2 for the week;
Route 49 tips off on Friday
The Antwerp Archers had a
rare Tuesday-Thursday sched-
ule last week and came away
on the short end both nights.
On Tuesday, playing before
a home crowd, the Archers lost
to Liberty Center, and then
went on the road and fell to
Pettisville, 65-57, two nights
The Archers stand at 2-3 en-
tering the Route 49 Classic on
Friday against Edon in the sec-
ond game.
At Pettisville, the Archers
and Blackbirds played to a 14-
14 draw after their initial eight
minutes of play. The second
period had the home team take
a slim three-point margin to the
dressing room, 29-26.
A poor-shooting third period
and a lack of defensive play on
the inside turned costly for the
blue and white. Pettisville to-
taled 17 points while holding
the Archers to just eight while
building a 15-point lead head-
ing into the final quarter.
Quite frankly, we just didnt
play very well, said Antwerp
head coach TJ Hammer. We
didnt go to the glass. We sim-
ply didnt rebound and when
you dont rebound, you dont
The Archers managed just
12 of 21 from the foul line for
57 percent and from the field
19 of 41 for 46 percent.
The Archers had two players
in double figures including
Sam Williamson with 12 points
and Kaden Brumett adding 10.
For the Blackbirds, who starts
only one player over 6 feet tall,
Eli King led with 13 and team-
mates Jeremy Mann with 12
and Korben Rychener adding
We (Antwerp) struggled all
evening. We had 21 turnovers
and I go back to a lack of re-
bounding on our part. Its sim-
ple to understand. In the three
games we have lost we were
out rebounded and in the two
games we won we also won
the rebound battle. Its funny
how it works that way, said
Also scoring for the
Archers were Trenton Copsey
and Erik Miesle each with
eight points, Derek Smalley
chipping in six as did Garrett
Jones, four points from Tyler
Messman and three points
from Joe Buerkle.
Antwerp and Liberty Cen-
ter went head-to-head on the
hardwood last Tuesday with
each team using aggressive
defense from the start. The
Archers went to the dressing
room at intermission holding
a 28-27 lead, but the second
half was a different story. The
Tigers tallied 44 points in the
second half while holding
Coach TJ Hammers crew to
19 and coasted to a 71-47
In the opening frame, the
Tigers jumped out to a 10-6
lead, but a Garrett Jones lay-up
followed by a Kaden Brumett
3-pointer lifted the Archers to
a one-point lead, 11-10, with
3:36 remaining. Both teams
traded baskets with Sam
Williamson drilling a triple
to even the score at 16 apiece
after eight minutes of play.
Neither team could take
control in the second period.
Liberty Center led by as
many as three, but Antwerps
Sam Williamson connected
from behind the arc to knot
the score at 25 each. A Kam
Pohlman bucket put the
Tigers back in front, 27-25,
with the Archers answering
on a free throw from senior
Joe Buerkle and a two-point
goal from Williamson to
close out the first half.
Antwerp came out in the
third quarter with another
Williamson goal for an Archer
three-point margin, but Kon-
nor Pohlman connected on a
short runner in the paint to
pull Liberty Center to within
one. Derek Smalley con-
nected on his first field goal
of the evening to give the
Archers their last lead of the
evening at 32-29.
A 13-0 run by the Tigers
was enough to put them in
front to stay while holding a
48-37 advantage after three
quarters of play.
The Archers were
outscored in the final eight
minutes, 23-10.
Sam Williamson and
Logan Meyer each lead their
teams in scoring with 16
points apiece. Also in double
digits was 6-foot-7 Kody
Chestnut coming off the
bench and collecting 14
points for the winners. The
Pohlman triplets combined
for 28 with Konnor leading
the family effort with 12.
The Archers will partici-
pate in the Route 49 Classic
on Dec. 27-28. In the Friday
night match to be held at
Edon, the Archers will play
the host Bombers in the second
game, with Hicksville and
Edgerton tipping off in game
Antwerp 47 Brumett 2 1 0-0 7,
Smalley 2 0 3-4 7, Reinhart 1 0 0-0
2, Coleman 0 0 0-0 0, Stout 1 0 0-2
2, Buerkle 0 0 1-3 1, Williamson 4 2
2-2 16, Jones 2 0 0-2 4, Copsey 2 0
4-6 8, Messman 0 0 0-2 0, Longard-
ner 0 0 0-2 0, Miesle 0 0 0-0 0. To-
tals: 14 3 10-22 47. Fouls: 22.
Liberty Center 71 Huber 0 0 1-2
1, Meyer 3 2 4-4 16, Altman 0 2 0-1
6, Hinton 1 0 2-2 4, Kaleb Pohlman
4 0 2-4 10, Kam Pohlman 3 0 0-1 6,
Konnor Pohlman 5 0 2-2 12, Dishop
1 0 0-0 2, Chestnut 4 0 6-8 14. To-
tals: 21 4 17-25 71. Fouls: 24.
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Archer Derek Smalley #3 tries to drive past the Liberty Center
defense last Tuesday night in non conference play.
Jemison nets 26 in Route 49 win
Antwerp Lady Archers and the
Edon Bombers tipped off the
Route 49 Classic on Friday
night at Hickville with the
Bombers prevailing 35-22 in
game one.
The opening period was the
most competitive with sharp-
shooter Alex Kiess drilling a
couple of 3-pointers for the
Bombers while Antwerps
Kaiya Jemison collected three
field goals at close range along
with a free throw for seven
Antwerp led 5-2 in the early
going, but Edon answered to
take a four-point advantage be-
fore both teams settled in at 13-
11 in favor of the Bombers at
the end of one.
After scoring 11 points in the
first period, the blue and white
managed just 11 points the rest
of the contest. Avery Braaten
tallied the only Archer points in
the second quarter to pull her
team to within three at 16-13,
but a 10-0 run widened the
Edon lead to 26-13 midway
through the third quarter.
Antwerp did not score again
until Braaten canned a short
jumper with 2:51 remaining in
the third quarter.
Edon held a 26-17 lead going
into the fourth period. The
Archers managed to get within
eight at 28-20 following a Jemi-
son field goal and free throw,
but the Archers would get no
Jemison, the lone senior for
head coach Kevin Taylors
team, led the Antwerp with 10
The loss dropped the Lady
Archers to 0-7 on the season.
Joining Jemison in the Archer
scoring column were Cheyenne
Miller-Sweet and Avery
Braaten with four apiece, while
Annie Miesle and Audrie Lon-
gardner each chipped in two.
For the Bombers, Kiess fin-
ished with 13 points on three
goals from behind the arc and a
perfect 4 for 4 from the foul
On the second night of the
Route 49 Classic, the Antwerp
Lady Archers finally put it all
together and walked off the
floor with their first win of the
season a 45-40 decision over
the host Aces. The win gave the
Archers third place in the annual
The 1-7 Archers rode to vic-
tory on the back of senior Kaiya
Jemison, who poured in 26
points to lead all scorers.
This really feels good. We
have had some tough games
that were close and to finally get
this win will make Christmas
even better, said Jemison.
Only 5-foot-6, the senior bat-
tled the taller front line of
Hicksville, but managed to
draw several fouls, allowing her
to go to the foul line 20 times
and making 14 of her attempts
including her last seven in the
closing minutes.
In the first quarter, Hicksville
held a seven-point margin be-
fore the Archers took the lead on
a basket by Cheyenne Miller-
Sweet with 4:19 remaining in
the second period. Antwerp held
a 20-19 lead at intermission.
The third quarter had the blue
and white increase their lead to
28-23, but the Aces tallied the
final six points of the quarter to
take a 29-28 lead going into the
fourth frame.
Following an Annie Miesle
bucket and a free throw from
Jemison and Avery Braaten, the
Archers were up 34-31 a lead
they would not relinquish. Jemi-
son sealed the deal with a per-
fect 6 of 6 from the charity
stripe in the final 50 seconds.
Following the holidays, the
Lady Archers will host
Hicksville again on Jan. 3.
Score by quarters
Antwerp 11 9 8 1745
Hicksville 14 5 10 1140
Antwerp 45: Miller-Sweet 1 0 0-0 2,
Braaten 2 0 1-2 5, Miesle 1 0 0-0
2, Longardner 1 0 2-2 4, Short 3 0
0-2 6, Jemison 6 0 14-20 26. To-
tals: 14 0 17-26 45. Fouls: 19
Hicksville 40: Hablawetz 2 1 0-0 7,
Demland 1 0 1-2 3, Sell 1 1 2-2 7,
Taylor 2 0 2-4 6, Schroeder 3 1 2-5
11, Peter 2 0 2-3 6. Totals: 11 3 9-
16 40. Fouls: 1
Wenzlicks double-double lifts
Wayne Trace past Miller City
zlick scored 10 points and
grabbed 10 rebounds to help
lift Wayne Trace to a 54-47
win over Miller City in non-
league boys basketball action
Saturday evening at the
Wenzlicks big effort was a
key for the red, white and
blue, which led at every stop
but could never put the Wild-
cats away until the final
Devin Wenzlick had a
huge game for us, noted
Raider head coach Jim Lin-
der. He didnt have his best
game last night (Friday
against Parkway) and we
challenged him before the
game tonight. He really
stepped up and made plays
for us tonight.
The Raiders never trailed
in the contest. Wayne Trace
opened the scoring with a
Corbin Linder trey followed
by a Wenzlick basket before
Miller City quickly sliced the
deficit to 5-4 on buckets from
Mick Lammers and Adam
Wayne Trace responded
with a 10-1 run to close the
first quarter, getting a pair of
Ethan Linder foul shots for a
15-7 advantage after one
We got out to a good start
tonight, Linder continued.
We show signs of being a
good basketball team but we
still have to become much
more consistent.
Following two Niese free
throws that got the Wildcats
within 17-11, the red, white
and blue again responded
with a 13-5 spurt that seemed
to put Wayne Trace in control
30-16 at the intermission.
However, Miller City had
other ideas.
Trailing 35-21 midway
through the third quarter, the
Wildcats closed the stanza
with a 14-8 run that pulled the
blue and gold within 43-35
entering the final stanza.
You have to give Miller
City a lot of credit, com-
mented the Raider mentor.
They came out in the second
half with more fire than we
did and they battled. They are
scrappy, athletic kids and they
made plays there to get them-
selves back in the game.
A Wenzlick bucket pushed
the lead back to 10 at 45-35
before a trey from Adam
Drummelsmith and a Niese
bucket got Miller City within
T.J. Blackmore added a
basket for Wayne Trace but
the Wildcats again answered,
getting a Niese trey and a
two-pointer from Lammers to
trim the Raider lead to 50-45
with 2:59 left.
It would be the last Wildcat
field goal, though. David
Sinn completed the Raider
scoring with a pair of baskets
and the Raiders got a pair of
key defensive stops down the
stretch to post the 54-47 win.
We are a work in
progress, Linder concluded.
We have a lot of work to do
and we will keep getting bet-
ter. One thing we need to a
better job of is making better
Ethan Linder led the Raider
attack with 16 points with
older brother Corbin Linder
adding 15. David Sinn and
Blackmore posted six and
five markers, respectively.
Colby Speice grabbed five
rebounds as well for Wayne
Trace while dishing out five
assists. Corbin Linder picked
up five steals for the Raiders,
who move to 2-0 on the sea-
Adam Niese and Adam
Drummelsmith each had 15
points for the Wildcats, who
fall to 4-2 on the season.
Lammers and Jacob Gerten
posted six and five points, re-
Niese recorded seven re-
bounds to top the Wildcats
with Drummelsmith record-
ing six. Cory Heuerman also
had three assists and two
Wayne Traces junior var-
sity also moved to 2-0 on the
season with a 35-25 win over
the Wildcats.
Gabe Wobler posted eight
points with Luke Miller and
Justin Speice adding seven
each. Speice also recorded
seven boards for the Raiders.
Miller, Nick Glass and Cole
Shepherd all posted four
Travis Niese had ten points
for the Wildcats, who fall to
1-5. Matt Niese chipped in
seven and Jacob Kuhlman
added five markers. Matt
Niese picked up five boards
as well for Miller City.
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beautiful brkfast area
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602 Emerald Rd,
PIdg - Previously used
as a Doctors Office....
Could have many
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#1592 3 Bdrm, 2 Baths,
beautiful wood floors,
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shingles & siding new
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400 Partridge Place Dr.,
Paulding, OH 45879
Paulding County Hospital
1035 W. Wayne Street
Paulding, OH 45879
Email: pchhr@saa.net
Central Supply Tech
This position is scheduled 1 day every other
week, but is also needed to fill in for extra cover-
age as needed. The Central Supply Tech Decon-
taminates and Sterilizes surgical instruments and
linens for use in patient care areas throughout the
hospital. Performs clerical and computer entry
tasks, and also receives and stocks materials and
equipment. Requires a high school diploma or
GED, ability to do simple math calculations, and
ability to take initiative.
Benefits include: hospital discounts, meal dis-
counts, free gym membership, State of Ohio
PERS Retirement and much more. To apply go
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W. Wayne Street, Paulding, OH 45879
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SOFA - LIKE NEW! $375.
419-263-2577 16p2
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ment or other occasion? Get
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0805. 17p4
MALL, 108 W. Main Street,
Van Wert (419) 238-3362,
30+ Dealers. Closed Tues-
days. Buy & Sell. 27ctf
CREW. New construction,
reroof, remodel, barns,
houses, additions, pole barns.
Reasonable rates. 1-419-953-
8215. 18c8
STRUCTION: Windows, light
electrical, drywall, siding,
doors and more. Call Al for
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needs. 419-506-2102 51ctf
IN PAYNE - 1st month plus
deposit. 419-263-4700 or
419-263-8304 16c3
NICE 2 BDRM APTon ground
level. 1 mile West of Antwerp,
quiet country setting. Laundry
facility on site - included in rent.
260-385-8799. 14ctf
expenses, separate bath-
rooms, 419-263-2780. 12ctf
FOR RENT in Paulding and
Defiance. Please call Jodi at
419-399-2419 for more de-
tails. 43ctf
Deposit, lease, references,
credit, and background check
required. No pets allowed.
Please call Straley Apts. at
419-399-4444 or 419-399-
3721 for more information 2ctf
IN PAULDING - Whispering
Pines - 2 bdrm. Call 419-670-
4655 or 419-399-2419 47ctf
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units. Different sizes available.
Call 419-399-2419 for info.
UNITS. Located at south side
of Paulding on US 127. Vari-
ous sizes. Please call 419-
399-4444 or 419-399-3721
3 BDRM, 1 1 /2 BATH
RANCH HOME. Great loca-
tion, 735 Tom Tim Dr., near
school & park. Lg. backyard
overlooking pond & forest.
Home includes lg. eat-in
kitchen, lg. family room, living
room & den. $130,000. Call
419-576-7758 to tour. 51ktf
tation, Production Workers, In-
dustrial Maintenance,
Experienced Sales Represen-
tative to conduct b2b sales,
PRN, LPN, RN, Dietary, and
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KNIVES, postcards, OLD
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ITEMS - yearbooks, class
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Call or text 419-506-1355.
meeting of the Blue Creek
Township Trustees will be
held Mon., Dec. 23 at 7pm at
the township building. 17c1
KJV Bible or childrens story
Bible, please contact 419-
786-9309. We welcome loca-
tions interested in helping to
distribute Bibles. 50k1
Picture: picture of Angel with
Dove, name is Baby Angel
Debbie Silver 22.5lx18.5w.
$25.00. 18k1
Ohio Revised Code
an Ohio not-for
profit corporation
To all creditors and
claimants of Flat Rock
Creek Festival:
Notice is hereby given
that on December 2,
2013. Flat Rock Creek
Festival, an Ohio corpo-
ration, having its princi-
pal office in Paulding,
Ohio, elected to dissolve
and wind up its affairs,
and that a certificate of
such dissolution was
filed on the office of the
Secretary of State of
Ohio on December 5,
Dated Dec. 18, 2013
RIES 2007-1,
Nellie R. Wroblewski
Deceased, James H.
Wroblewski, Sr., et al.
The Defendant, Un-
known Heirs, Legatees,
Devisees, Executors,
Administrators and As-
signs and their Spouses,
if any, of Nellie R.
Wroblewski, but whose
current address is un-
known, will take notice
that on October 1, 2013,
the Plaintiff, U.S.
RIES 2007-1, filed its
Complaint in Case No.
CI 13 193, in the Court
of Common Pleas of
Paulding County, Ohio,
seeking a foreclosure of
its mortgage interest in
the real property located
at 17026 St Rt 49,
Antwerp, OH 45813-
9152, Permanent Parcel
No. 1l-09S-009-00,
("Real Estate"), and al-
leged that the Defen-
dant, have or may have
an interest in this Real
The Defendant, Un-
known Heirs, Legatees,
Devisees, Executors,
Administrators and As-
signs and their Spouses,
if any, of Nellie R.
Wroblewski, is required
to answer the Plaintiffs
Complaint within
twenty-eight (28) days
after the last date of pub-
lication of this notice. In
the event that the Defen-
dant, Unknown Heirs,
Legatees, Devisees, Ex-
ecutors, Administrators
and Assigns and their
Spouses, if any, of Nellie
R. Wroblewski, failed to
respond in the allotted
time, judgment by de-
fault can be entered
against them for the re-
lief requested in the
PlaintifFs Complaint.
Matthew C. Gladwell
Carrie L. Rouse
Ryan F. Hemmerle
Robert A. Wood
Attorney for Plaintiff
Reisenfeld & Associ-
ates, LPA LLC
3962 Red Bank Road
Cincinnati, OH 45227
voice; (513) 322-7000
facsimile: (513) 322-
7099 17c6
NER: Case No. CI
12 148
aka Leaudrey Young
aka Leaudry Buckner,
nka Renotta Young,
To: Unknown Spouse
of Renotta Kelly nka
Renotta Young; Jerry W.
Young, deceased aka
Jerry William Young,
deceased; Charles T.
Young; Unknown
Spouse of Charles T.
Young; All the unknown
heirs, executors, admin-
istrators and assigns of
Charles T. Young; Alvin
Edsel Young, aka Auld-
win E. Young; Unknown
Spouse of Alvin Edsel
Young, aka Auldwin E.
Young; All the unknown
heirs, executors, admin-
istrators and assigns of
Alvin Edsel Young, aka
Auldwin E. Young; Win-
fred Wingate; Unknown
Spouse of Winfred
Wingate; All the un-
known heirs, executors,
administrators and as-
signs of Winfred
Please take notice that an
Amended Complaint has
been filed in the above-
captioned action against
you seeking a declara-
tory judgment clarifying
title to the subject real es-
tate, and an action seek-
ing to quiet title the
subject real estate, and
seeking to partition to the
subject real estate, which
real estate is described as
Situate in the Township
of Washington in the
County of Paulding and
State of Ohio, and
bounded and described
as follows; to wit: A part
of the Southwest Quarter
(1/4) of the Northwest
Quarter (1/4) of Section
Fifteen (15), Township
One (1) North, Range
Four (4) East, of the first
principal Meridian de-
scribed as follows: Be-
ginning at a point
Sixty-four (64) rods
South of the Southwest
corner of the northwest
Quarter (1/4) of the
northwest Quarter (1/4)
of said Section Fifteen
(15), Township and
Range aforesaid, and
running thence South on
the West line of Quarter-
Quarter section, sixteen
(16) rods to the South-
west corner thereof;
thence East along the
half section line running
East and West through
said section Fifteen (15),
Eighty (80) rods to the
center of a road running
through said section;
thence in a Northerly di-
rection in the center of
said road to a point
where said road crosses
the North line of the
Southwest Quarter (1/4)
of the Northwest Quarter
(1/4) of said Section Fif-
teen (15); thence West
on said quarter section
line to a point Forty (40)
rods East of the West line
of said Section Fifteen
(15); thence South Sixty-
four (64) rods; thence
West to the West line of
said section and place of
beginning, containing
fifteen (15) acres of land,
more or less.
Also, the Northwest
Quarter (1/4) of the
Southwest Quarter (1/4)
of said Section Fifteen
(15), Township and
range aforesaid, contain-
ing Forty (40) acres of
land, more or less.
Containing in all Fifty-
five (55) acres of land,
more or less, but subject
to all legal highways.
Parcel ID Nos.: 31-15S-
012-00 (40 acres) and
32-15S-013-00 (15
Situated in Washington
Township, Paulding
County, Ohio:
The East one-half (1/2)
of the West half (1/2) of
the Southeast Quarter
(1/4) of Section Sixteen
(16), Town One (1)
North, Range Four (4)
East, Paulding County,
Ohio, forty (40) acres.
Parcel ID No.: 31-16S-
008-00 (40 acres)
You are required to an-
swer the Amended
Complaint within 28
days after the publication
of this Notice, which will
be published once a
week for six (6) succes-
sive weeks, the date of
the last publication will
be on 1-22, 2014, and
the 28 days for answer
will commence on that
Ann E. Pease, Clerk
Common Pleas Court Of
Paulding County, Ohio
115 N.Williams Street
Paulding, Ohio 45879
ESQ. (#0075438) 17c6
112 N. Water Street
Paulding, OH 45879
(419) 399-2181
Attorney for Plaintiffs
(Present Name)
Case No. 20136027
[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 Kyra Edlynn
Grimes to Kyra Ed-
lynn Jackman. The
hearing on the applica-
tion will be held on the
30th day of January,
2014, at 3:00 oclock
p.m. in the Probate
Court of Paulding,
County, located at
Courthouse - 2nd Floor
- Office 202 - 115 N.
Williams Street, Pauld-
ing, Ohio.
Megan Jackman
12990 Rd. 283
Paulding, OH 45879
18 oc1
12A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, December 25, 2013
JUST PHONE 419-399-4015
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Paulding County Progress - 13A
















HOLIDAY HEROES Recently, Oakwood Elementary fifth and sixth graders participated in Holiday Mail for Heroes by creating
cards to send to troops during the holiday season. Above are the students and their cards.
Anns Bright Beginnings Preschool recently held their Christmas program at The Gardens of
Paulding. After singing, Karl Werling recited Twas the Night Before Christmas for all of the
children. Shown here singing Jingle Bells are, from left Estie Pease, Kalli Gorrell, Quinlyn
Gonzales and Raymond Hagerman.
For the holiday season, third graders of Wayne Trace Grover Hill created beautiful wintery land-
scapes in their art class. Not only did the students create stunning pieces of art, but also learned
about art techniques along the way. Students were introduced to what perspective is in art. They
did an excellent job of giving perspective to their trees, making trees in the front appear larger,
while trees back towards the horizon line are smaller in size. Students whose artwork is displayed
include Rylee Miller, Josh Shelton, Braydon Sherry, Hannah Maenle, Sydnee Sinn, Elise Miller
and Alyssa Greathouse.
Students in kindergarten through grade four presented Christmas at Payne Elementary to their families and the community
on Dec. 13. The sixth grade band provided transitional music between scenes by playing Christmas carols.
Divine Mercy students were working hard making cookies in a jar
for Christmas gifts for their parents. Students filled the jars with in-
gredients, designed labels and typed up directions for baking.
New Arrivals
Nov. 15, 2013
and Jill Streicher are the parents
of a daughter, Norah Catherine
Streicher, born at 4:01 a.m. Fri-
day, Nov. 15, at the Defiance
Regional Medical Center.
The new arrival weighed in at
9 lbs.. 5 oz. and was 21 inches
She was welcomed home by
an older brother, Haden.
Grandparents are Bill and
Rainell Koenn of Cecil and
Cindy Streicher and the late Tim
Streicher of Continental.
Great-grandparents include
Ted and Madonna Koenn of
Cecil, Barb Bidlack of Conti-
nental, and Ruth Griffith of Ot-
Students receive
nursing degrees
ARCHBOLD Thirty-three
students completing Northwest
State Community Colleges
registered nursing associate de-
gree program were recently
pinned in a special ceremony
held for the graduates.
The following Paulding
County graduates were recog-
nized during the ceremony
Amber Letso and Nathan Sun-
day, both of Paulding and
Laura Phipps of Cecil.
14A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, December 25, 2013
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