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Paulding County Sheriffs Deputy Gary Deitrick and Jano (right) graduated from a 15-week K-9

academy course Friday morning at he Allen County Courthouse in Fort Wayne.

Sheriffs K-9 unit to
begin duties next week
Progress Staff Writer
FORT WAYNE Fifteen weeks of hard work
have paid off for the newest member of the
Paulding County Sheriffs work force, K-9 unit
Jano. His first shift is scheduled to begin Jan.
Jano and his handler, Deputy Gary Deitrick,
graduated along with four other teams during a
30-minute ceremony Friday, Jan. 3 in the Allen
County (Ind.) Courthouse rotunda in Fort
Certification for Ohio was completed follow-
ing several hours of appraisal at the Van Wert
County Fairgrounds on Jan. 4. This was over-
seen by an Ohio Police Officer Training
Academy evaluator from Dayton.
The pair received three certificates at Fridays
graduation, signifying their completion of the
police service dog team program through the
Allen County Sheriffs office.
One indicates successful completion of 525
hours of training in the basic K-9 academy. The
second and third provide accreditation as a po-
lice service dog team and as a narcotic detection
dog team. These documents were through the
International Police Work Dog Association,
signed by Allen County Sheriff Kenneth Fries
and certifying master trainer Tyler Harris, in-
Deputy Deitrick said testing was conducted
during the last weeks of December. They were
assessed in the areas of obedience, area search,
article search, aggression control and building
As a narcotics dog, Jano is trained to detect
the presence of marijuana, hashish, cocaine,
heroin, methamphetamine, crack cocaine and
Paulding County Sheriff Jason Landers said
Deputy Deitrick and Jano will be taking a well-
deserved vacation until next week.
He indicated the pairs training had been ex-
tensive, 15 weeks of daily training in and
around the Fort Wayne area. Nearly 9,000 miles
was put on the K-9 unit vehicle to accomplish
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at the library
PAULDING All chil-
dren in grades 1-4 are invit-
ed to Teenage Mutant Ninja
Turtles Night at Paulding
County Carnegie Library
from 6-7 p.m. Thursday,
Jan. 23.
There will be pizza (of
course), prizes, games and
other fun.
Please pre-register by
calling the Youth Services
department at 419-399-
Blood drives set
American Red Cross blood
drives are scheduled in
Paulding County:
2-6 p.m. Saturday, Jan.
11 at Paulding VFW, 214
N. Water St., in honor of
Don Egnor.
11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 16 at Divine
Mercy Catholic Church,
315 N. Main St., Paulding.
1-5 p.m. Friday, Jan.
17 at Paulding County
Hospital, 1035 W. Wayne
St., Paulding.
To donate blood, call 1-
800-RED CROSS (1-800-
733-2767) or visit redcross-
January is National
Blood Donor Month, cele-
brated since 1970 to edu-
cate Americans about the
importance of regular blood
donation. Every day, about
44,000 pints of blood are
needed in the U.S. to help
treat trauma victims, sur-
gery patients, organ trans-
plant recipients, premature
babies and cancer patients.
Join the nearly four mil-
lion dedicated Red Cross
Blood donors across the
country and make an ap-
pointment to give by visit-
ing redcrossblood.org.
Weather report
A summary of
Decembers weather highs
and lows, as recorded at
Pauldings water treatment
Maximum temperature:
58 on Dec. 5.
Low temperature: -2
on Dec. 13.
Most rain/melted snow
in a 24-hour period: 1.60
inches on Dec. 22; most
ice/snow: 3.7 inches on
Dec. 15.
Total rainfall/melted
snow for the month: 2.82
inches; total ice and snow:
6.2 inches.
2013 extremes:
Maximum tempera-
ture: 98 on Sept. 11.
Low temperature: -2
on Dec. 13.
Most rain/melted snow
in a 24-hour period: 2.26
inches on Aug. 3;
Most ice/snow in a 24-
hour period: 5.5 inches on
March 25.
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county since that storm which
occurred in late January of
that year.
Paulding County Sheriff
Jason Landers said on
Monday morning that the
county was placed on a Level
3 warning the highest travel
warning level late Sunday.
He noted evaluation of that
status would be taking place
on a daily basis.
Progress Feature Writer
The worst snowstorm since
the Blizzard of 78 roared full
force into Paulding County on
Sunday, closing most roads,
businesses and county offices
in its wake.
Heavy snow blanketed the
area, combined with strong
winds and record-setting sub-
zero temperatures. A winter
weather warning was in effect
from 1 a.m. Sunday through 4
p.m. Monday; a wind chill
warning was set to expire at 8
p.m. Tuesday.
While its hard to tell be-
cause of the drifting, most
areas received at least a foot of
snow, with National Weather
Service officials declaring that
between 10 and 16 inches of
snow fell over all of northwest
Ohio, northern Indiana and
southern Michigan.
At the Paulding Water
Plant, workers recorded 9
inches of snow fell from 7:30
a.m. Sunday through 7:30
a.m. Monday.
Emergency Management
Agency director Randy
Shaffer said that while this
storm is not as bad as the
Blizzard of 78, he believes it
is the worst one to hit the
The county highway
plows were out Monday, but
they werent making much
progress, said Landers.
They were mainly working
on primary roads. There were
a lot of really bad roads out
Landers said that by
Sunday evening, all roads in
the county were drifted shut
one place or another. He noted
that he called his guys off the
road for their own safety and
so that they could be available
to help make special health or
safety runs, if necessary.
We have numbers where
we can call county and town-
ship crews to help us get to
certain destinations in case of
emergencies, commented
Landers. They will plow us
where we need to go. In emer-
gency situations, they can
plow the EMS right to the
front door.
Landers said that a Level 3
emergency means that the all
roads are closed to non-essen-
tial travel and open to only
emergency personnel. He said
that in addition to health
needs, he also considered
heating needs to be an emer-
Near-blizzard conditions shut down county
Worst conditions since the Blizzard of 78, says EMA director
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Heavy snow fell Sunday, blanketing the area in about a foot
of snow, which later combined with strong winds and plum-
meting temperatures. More than 40 readers have shared over
70 snowstorm photos with the Progress, including this one
from Jamie Knox Clark of the snow coming down. Weve post-
ed many on our Facebook page. Check our website at
www.progressnewspaper.org for a slideshow of these amazing
images from across the county.
See STORM, page 2A
Paulding County remained under a Level 3 snow emergency from Sunday evening and was
still in effect as the Progress went to press at noon Tuesday. Drifting and blowing snow reduced
visibility and made travel extremely hazardous. Snow plows couldnt keep up; the few that were
out were attempting to keep the main roads passable for emergency vehicles. Reader Jessica
Osborn submitted this photo of a snow plow off the road on Ohio 637.
See K-9 UNIT, page 2A
See HIBERNATE, page 2A
Feature Writer
For many Paulding County
residents, the ominous bliz-
zard-like weather events of the
past few days are all-too-fa-
miliar when they reflect on
snowstorms of the late 1970s,
especially the infamous
Blizzard of 78. Others re-
member a snowy blast that
closed many county business-
es in 1997.
Cindy Peters, who works in
the Paulding County commis-
sioners office, recalls that
Area residents
hibernate inside
from wintry blast
2A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, January 8, 2014
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keeping, registration and
maintenance had to either stay
at the hospital, if they didnt
live in town, or had to live in
town to get there.
Winter is usually not one
of my favorite seasons, but
Sunday night I couldnt help
feeling overwhelmed by the
amazing beauty the Lord was
sprinkling down on us, com-
mented Antwerps Casey
Hathaway. We woke up this
morning to all of our shoveling
work completely covered
blown over.
We have two dogs and on
Monday we had go outside
three times to re-open their
area, continued Hathaway. It
was so cold you could hear the
trees creaking because they
were frozen. Thankfully, we
live in town and arent seeing
the full fury of this. I consider
the cold to be the worst of all
of this.
For one area resident,
Mondays blizzard was an un-
forgettable way of celebrating
a special occasion in her life
her birthday.
Jan Comers, who works in
the election office in down-
town Paulding, didnt have to
go to work, but she spent
much of the day answering
birthday wishes she received
on Facebook, through phone
calls and texts.
I am trying to answer each
of them, because each one of
them is from a special person
that has touched my life, said
Comers. I like snow, so I am
enjoying it. I went three hous-
es down to my nieces to
spend some time with my
youngest great-nephew. He is
17 months old and everything
is new to him.
Watching him look out the
window at the snow became a
special memory for me. This
will be a birthday that is hard
to forget, added Comers.
Pauldings Kim Sutton
seemingly summed up the
spirit shared by many county
residents when she said, I am
so grateful that we live in the
day and age that we can be
alerted to the coming weather.
We had plenty of time to pre-
pare and we did. We stocked
up on food, bought kerosene
and propane for our heaters in
case the power goes out and
also gas for the generator.
I am so thankful for those
men and women who are out
there working to keep us safe
and warm in our homes.
Mother Nature has a way of
humbling us and making us
acutely aware of how vulnera-
ble we really are, added
Suspect in Grover
Hill robbery
appears in court
Reynolds, 34, of Fort
Jennings, was arraigned in
Paulding County Common
Pleas Court recently for ag-
gravated robbery (F2) after
being arrested on an October
warrant on indictment.
Reynolds is charged in con-
nection with the Oct. 4 rob-
bery at Rosss Gas Station in
Grover Hill.
Court dates were sched-
uled for a Jan. 27 pretrial
conference and a Feb. 19 jury
Reynolds is being held on
$100,000 bond with no 10
percent privilege.
people know when you are
leaving and when you arrive
As always, Shaffer said,
dont hesitate to call 911 in the
case of emergency.
Shaffer said that sometime
ago, he and ODOT officials in
Lima had worked out a deal
whereby ODOT emergency
equipment will come off of
state roads on to county roads
to assist when an emergency
is involved.
If we call their supervisor,
he will authorize them to
come off of state roads on to
county roads and assist our
EMS in the case of an emer-
gency, said Shaffer.
The storm started building
into the county on Sunday
morning. By noon, heavier
snow had moved in, which
continued to drop one to two
inches an hour most of the af-
ternoon. Things worsened
quickly near evening when a
powerful cold front entered
the county with high winds,
which immediately caused
near-blizzard drifting.
gency call.
He noted that nearly all
businesses in Paulding and
surrounding area appeared to
be closed on Monday. Also,
all county schools and county-
level government offices con-
tinued to be closed through
Paulding Mayor Greg
White said he believes that at
least 12 inches of snow fell on
the village. White said that,
like the county, Paulding
Village was also operating
under a Level 3 alert, meaning
that no one but emergency
traffic should be on the streets.
The guys are out working
hard plowing the streets,
White said on Monday. Their
first priority is going to make
sure that emergency vehicles
can get through.
Right now they are piling
snow up on corners. Once the
crisis has passed, we will
work with Kauser
(Excavating) to get the snow
removed, White said.
Our first emphasis is that
village residents are as safe as
they can be, added White.
Shaffer, EMA director,
praised county residents for
using a lot of good common
sense. He noted that during a
period on Monday, he only
passed two cars on the road.
Its extremely quiet every-
where, said Shaffer on
Monday. Its extremely quiet
at the hospital. People are
wisely not taking any chances.
I was in Fort Wayne on
Friday night; it was crazy up
there. Meijers was out of
hamburger. One of our local
stores was out of bread and
milk on Sunday, said Shaffer.
Shaffer recalled a series of
storms in the late 1970s be-
sides the Great Blizzard. He
referred to one storm when he
was running a shelter in
Antwerp in 1977. On that oc-
casion, he said, an entire
Greyhound Bus of travelers
were stranded at the shelter.
People need to continue to
use common sense, said
Shaffer. If you have to get
out, take all of your emer-
gency supplies with you. Let
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Van Wert County Hospital
would also like to acknowl-
edge the generous individuals
and businesses who con-
tributed to the 2014 Van Wert
County Hospital New Years
the Obstetric Department at
Van Wert County Hospital, the
arrival of the first baby born of
the new year is always an ex-
citing time. the new year is a
symbol of renewal and what
could be better than welcom-
ing a new baby. We look for-
ward to sharing this special
moment with our families and
babies each year, said Sammi
Joseph, director of
medical/surgical services, pe-
diatrics and obstetrics.
To their amazement, Audrey
Chavez and Isaac Chavez-
Ibarra gave birth to the Van
Wert County Hospitals first
baby of 2014. They welcomed
their son, Cruz Lee Chavez,
into the world at 1:18 a.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 1. Dr. Carrie
Huber delivered the baby, who
weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces
and measured 20 inches long.
Baby Cruz was welcomed
home by a brother, Zaden, and
a sister, Brisa.
Maternal grandparents are
Deb and Stan Pratt from Scott.
Maternal great-grandmother is
Jean Zartman of Payne.
For having the first baby of
the year, the couple received a
gift basket valued at over
$1,300 worth of gifts from
area businesses.
Generous supporters in-
clude Amy Holdgreve
P h o t o g r a p h y / F u r l e y
the task.
Thats a huge commitment
from his normal schedule,
said Landers. I appreciate
Were excited to get them
in action and get Jano work-
ing. Weve probably had 10
traffic stops in the past few
weeks that we would have
brought him in on. To have
that resource will be real nice,
continued the sheriff.
Its a lot to put on his shoul-
ders, but he accepts the fact
that he is the person to prove to
me and the county that this is a
beneficial resource, said
Landers of Deitrick. Ive got-
ten nothing but good feedback
from the community about this
program. With Gary setting
the bar for us, I can seriously
see us adding a second K-9
down the road.
Community support has
been considerable, according
to Sheriff Landers. He men-
tioned Baker and Shindler pro-
vided materials and fees to
pour the kennel while Taylor
Brothers provided equipment
to accomplish the task of com-
pleting the concrete work.
In the area of food and
health care, the IAMS plant in
Leipsic is donating all Janos
food. Dr. Missy Bowman and
her staff at Paulding Animal
Clinic are committed to Janos
continued healthcare needs.
The sheriff is also apprecia-
tive of the monetary donations
the department has received
from almost 30 individuals,
families, businesses and or-
ganizations, including mem-
bers of his own staff.
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Payne couple welcomes Van Wert
County Hospitals new year baby
PAULDING Paulding Village
Council adopted an ordinance rais-
ing income tax rates when it met in
special session on Dec. 30.
Council heard the third and final
reading of Ordinance #1468-13
amending Ordinance #1239-00 (in-
come tax ordinance), suspended the
rules, declared an emergency and
unanimously passed the measure.
The new ordinance will increase the
village income tax from .5 percent to
1 percent.
The ordinance sets the limits of al-
locations of the Income Tax Fund as
follows; emergency services, 35 per-
cent; debt reduction/capital improve-
ments, 25 percent; parks and recre-
ation, 10 percent; and the remaining
30 percent shall remain in the
Income Tax Fund until council deter-
mines how it should be transferred
and/or expended.
Also, council passed by unani-
mous vote Ordinance #1465-13, to
amend appropriations for 2013, and
Ordinance #1466-13, permanent ap-
propriations for 2014.
The total appropriation for 2013
was $13,901,834 while the amount
appropriated for 2014 was
$5,879,528. The large difference be-
tween the two budget amounts can
be attributed to the cost of the new
water plant and the sanitary/storm
sewer separation projects.
Listed below are the amounts list-
ed by fund appropriated for 2014 and
the final 2013 (reappropriations or
actual expenses in parenthesis):
General Fund $507,000
($485,840); Income Tax Fund
$460,000 ($465,600); Street Light
Levy Fund $85,000 ($85,000);
Street Construction Fund
$805,000 ($676,850); State
Highway Improvement Fund
$12,000 ($4,000); Drug Law
Enforcement Fund $100 (-0-);
Indigent Drivers Alcohol Fund $100
Police Pension Fund $13,530
($14,000); Mayors Court Computer
Fund $2,100 ($800); Police Fund
$410,925 ($384.969); VIL
Permissive Tax 1 Fund $67,000
($300); CO Permissive License Fund
$75,000 (-0-);
EMS Fund $125,500 ($129,875);
Village Permissive Tax II Fund
$67,000 ($300); Fire Levy Fund
$28,000 ($27,000); Pool
Maintenance Fund $68,000
EMS Village Levy Fund $19,250
($19,250); EMS Contract Fund
$46,000 ($11,250); Police Dept.
Cont. Officers Training $200 (-0-);
Rehab Grant Fund $15 (-0-);
Cemetery Perpetual Trust Fund
$100 (-0-); Pool Bond Levy Fund -0-
(-0-); Cap. Improvement Fund
$5,500 ($11,500); Cherry
Street/North Drive Project Fund -0-
(-0-); Multi-Street Improvements -0-
(-0-); Electric Generator -0- (-0-);
WTP Construction $5,500,000
($4,825,000); WW Pump Station
(grant) -0- (-0-); WW Lagoons -0- (-
0-); WW Sewer Separation -0-
Water Fund $695,000 ($692,600);
Sewer Fund $591,000 ($580,000);
Water Cap. Improvement Fund
$367,000 ($436,000); Sewer Cap
Improvement Fund $561,000
WTP Cap Improvement Fund
$1,000 ($91,000); Solid Waste Fund
$160,000 ($154,000); Curbing
$40,000 ($52,000); Water Security
Deposits Fund $10,000 ($13,000);
Water Tower Fund -0- (-0-);
Multiple Street Improvement
Fund -0- (-0-); Sewer Separation Cap
Improvement $20,000 ($19,000);
Cemetery Trusts Fund $8 (-0-);
Mayors Court Fund $18,000
($25,000) Multiple Street Imp -0- (-
0-); PCFA Fund $70,000 ($71,000);
PCFA FEMA Grant -0- (-0-).
GRAND TOTALS: $5,879,528
Councilman Tom Diaz reminded
council that there were several vil-
lage streets that were developing pot-
hole problems and would need some
attention as soon as the weather
Fiscal Officer Melissa Tope re-
quested and council unanimously ap-
proved the following money trans-
Water Fund $29,721.33 to
Water Capital Improvement Fund.
Sewer Fund $145,000 to Sewer
Capital Improvement Fund.
Income Tax Fund $25,000 to
Police Fund.
General Fund $15,000 to Police
Village solicitor Mike Jones asked
that council remember the late Jack
Palmer and his family. Mayor Greg
White noted that there would be a
moment of silence in remembrance
of Palmer, a writer for the Crescent-
News, at the next council meeting.
Paulding Villages income tax rate increases to 1%
Cruz Chavey was born Jan. 1, making him Van Wert County
Hospitals first baby of the new year. His parents are Audrey
Chavez and Isaac Chavez-Ibarra of Payne.
1997 event that closed the
courthouse. But this is extraor-
dinary, Peters admits.
Even the dog doesnt want
to go outside, said Peters. I
am just hoping that people
dont lose their power, that
they stay safe and warm and
that outside animals are
brought in and taken care of.
My son and I made two
snowmen yesterday (Sunday)
before it got too cold, Peters
said. We also had a snowball
fight and while Dad was blow-
ing the drive, threw snowballs
at him. We all had a blast. Best
of all, I was glad to spend an
entire day with the entire fam-
ily this bitter and cold
Many of the areas youths
noted that they had never seen
such a large amount of snow at
one time.
I think its really cool. I
have never seen this much
snow before, said Wayne
Trace student Alicia Williams.
I want to thank the many peo-
ple who are working so hard to
make sure that everyone is
safe. Im hoping to play more
in the snow with my family
and friends. I wish it would
snow more.
Stacy Thomas, who along
with her husband, Ben, and
children live in a country
home southwest of Payne,
waxed poetically as she de-
scribed the fields around their
home as looking like a sea of
snow waves over the country-
Drifts are probably three to
four feet high in front of the
house, said Thomas. We
have loved our time at home.
Im a homebody anyway. Ben
and I watched a movie and
played board games with the
Its nice to be stuck inside
and having a special family
time that the hustle and bustle
of life sometimes takes away
from us. We are glad to be
warm, but we are praying for
those who have to be outside
braving the elements, added
During the first day of the
storm it was still warm and I
was able to send my kids out
to build forts and have snow-
ball fights, commented
Paynes Amber Schuerman.
We love our neighbors,
Tammy, Meghan and Kirsten,
so we had them all over for
supper. We enjoyed hanging
out and listening to the wind
and snow blowing. Most of
all, we enjoyed being togeth-
Other residents that stayed
in until late Monday were
shocked when they stepped
outside the door and were
blasted with the brutally cold
air. Darnell Goings said that he
had layered with clothes but he
had no idea what was coming
when he stepped into the cold
I was shocked; I couldnt
believe it ... it was so cold,
said Goings. I thought that I
was dressed warm enough
until I opened the door.
A majority of county resi-
dents stayed in, tried to keep
warm and tried to keep their
pipes from freezing. Many,
like Broughtons Beth Offerle,
spent much of the day curling
up to a good book or crochet-
It is very windy, the snow
is blowing around something
terrible. I cant see very far; it
looks pretty much like a white-
out looking north, said
Offerle on Monday.
Michelle Waggoner, who
lives north of Payne, would
have normally spent her
Monday getting up early and
driving to the office where she
is an administrator at
Hicksville Community
Hospital. However, this day
she didnt attempt to get out of
her driveway; that was con-
firmed to be a good decision
when a snowplow was stuck
in the drifts in her driveway
and around the house.
Like Paulding County
Hospital and other area health-
care agencies, Waggoner said
that Hicksville had special
plans it implemented in such
treacherous circumstances.
Our administrative offices,
business office, medical
records, fitness center, rehab
department and physician of-
fices have closed today and
will be closed tomorrow, said
Wagonner on Monday. Our
nurses, lab staff, radiology,
respiratory, dietary, house-
Girl Scout cookie sales begin Jan. 10
PAYNE John Paul Ritch-
hart, 66, formerly of Payne,
died Dec. 23, 2013 in Or-
lando, Fla.
He was the son of Edward
and Lavina Ritchhart.
Surviving are two brothers,
Carl of Payne and Rudy of
Fort Wayne.
He was preceded in death
by his parents and a brother,
Military rites were held on
Jan. 7 in Florida.
CECIL Sylvester D.
Ankney Jr., 63, of Cecil, died
in an auto accident Friday,
Dec. 27 on Defiance-Pauld-
ing County Line Rd.
He was
born Jan.
18, 1950 in
the son of
the late
D. Ankney
Sr. and Ire-
nia Lillian
( Ki t t l e )
Ankney. On Feb. 14, 1972, he
married Joann Buell, who
survives. He was currently
working as a semi tractor
trailer driver for Twin Sticks
Trucking. He had retired from
GM Central Foundry, where
he had worked for over 30
years. He was an active mem-
ber of the Cecil Community
Church. He had many inter-
ests, from playing instru-
ments including the guitar,
fishing, hunting, skating, race
cars and woodworking. He
seemed to be busy all the
time. But most of all,
Sylvester enjoyed helping
He will be greatly missed
by Joann, his wife of 41
years; a son, Dennis Ankney
of Cecil, a daughter, Amy
(Shane) Flohe of Hicksville;
two brothers, Jack (Char)
Rock of Defiance and Eugene
Ankney of Defiance; a sister,
Ruth (Bob) Smallwood of
Paulding; four grandchildren,
Adam Silvers, Dylan Fox,
Ashley Flohe and Bailey
Graber; and nieces and
He left this earthly flesh
and went to meet his maker
greeted by his parents.
Funeral services were
Thursday, Jan. 2, in the Law-
son-Roessner Funeral Home,
Defiance. Burial was in Ken-
tucky in the Buell family
Suggested memorials are to
the family.
Condolences may be
shared at www.defiancefu-
Mack Neace, 46, of Antwerp,
passed away Tuesday, Dec.
31 at Parkview Regional
Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
CECIL Jerry L. Foust,
age 61, died Thursday, Jan. 2
at the Hospice of NW Ohio,
He was born July 4, 1952
in Defiance County, the son
of Glenn B. and Ruth V.
(Woodring) Foust. He was a
member of
Cecil Pres-
b y t e r i a n
Church. He
received his
bachelor of
science in
at Bowling
Green State
in 1975 and his master of arts
in education from Defiance
College in 1994. Jerry was em-
ployed for a short time for
Fairview School, but spent the
majority of his employment for
North Central School System
where he taught history, gov-
ernment and social studies.
He is survived by his mother,
Ruth V. Foust, rural Cecil; a
brother, Marvin (Margaret)
Foust, Oregon, Ohio; a niece,
Lisa (Steven) Dickens, Ore-
gon; and a nephew, Michael
(Niki) Foust, Chula Vista,
He was preceded in death by
his father.
Funeral services will be con-
ducted at 11 a.m. today, Jan. 8
at Den Herder Funeral Home,
Paulding, with burial in
Rochester Cemetery, Cecil.
Visitation will be one hour
prior to services.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests donations made to
Hospice of NW Ohio.
Online condolences may be
sent to www.denherderfh.com.
Morse, age 77, died Friday,
Jan. 3 at the Paulding County
Hospital, Paulding.
She was born Nov. 29, 1936
in Brown Township, Paulding
County, the daughter of
Clarence J. and Roxie A.
Potts. On
Aug. 26,
1956, she
ma r r i e d
Gary M.
J a k e
M o r s e ,
who sur-
vives. She
retired in 1997 from Diehls
Inc. of Defiance after 30 years.
She was a member of the
Paulding VFW Post #587 Aux-
She is survived by her hus-
band, Jake Morse, Paulding;
and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death
by her parents; two brothers,
Elton and Hazen; and two sis-
ters, Fairy Kennedy and Joy
Funeral services will be con-
ducted 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan.
9 at Den Herder Funeral
Home, Paulding. Burial will
follow in Paulding Memorial
Visitation will be 2:30-8
p.m. with a VFW #587
Ladies Auxiliary service at
7:30 p.m. today, Jan. 8 at the
funeral home, and one hour
prior to services on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, Jake re-
quests donations made to the
American Cancer Society.
Online condolences may be
sent to www.denherderfh.com.
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By: Lovina Eicher
had to wait to frost them until
they were cooled off enough.
After the frosting was set
enough, I put them in Ziploc
bags so they would be ready
for the children to take this
morning. Lovina and Kevin
will take their teachers cin-
namon rolls to them tonight.
Tonight is the elementary
Christmas program at the
school. We have only two
children in it now. So hard to
believe that only Lovina
(third grade) and Kevin (sec-
ond grade) are in elementary
At first, all the older ones
were in the program while all
the younger ones sat with us.
Now the older ones are back
with us in the audience while
the younger ones are in the
On Sunday, Dec. 22, my
husband Joe will celebrate his
45th birthday. Another re-
minder that we arent getting
any younger.
We had some excited chil-
dren this past week when we
were dumped with some
snow. Not sure how many
As I write this, Christmas is
six days away. I do not need
to look at the calendar to
know, as the children remind
me every morning. Jesus is
the reason for the season. Let
us rejoice on the day Christ
was born. May each of your
holiday season be filled with
all the joy and peace on earth.
My husband will have off
work after today until Jan. 2.
The school will give the chil-
dren a two-week Christmas
vacation. Daughter Elizabeth
isnt sure if she will get one
or two weeks off yet. Any-
ways, it looks like the next
two weeks will be lively here
at the Eichers.
Today is laundry day again.
I also have dough rising for
bread and cinnamon rolls. I
made two batches of cinna-
mon rolls yesterday. The chil-
dren want to give them to
their teachers for Christmas.
Daughter Susan made all the
frosting for me for the rolls.
She is always the one I get to
do that for me.
The last rolls came out of
the oven around 8-9 p.m. So
inches we had total but it was
a beautiful sight to behold.
The children have spent all
their free time sledding down
the hill in the hayfield.
Last night Kevin came in
with some very cold toes. I
think he stayed outside a little
too long without coming in-
side to warm up. Our border
collie is always by Kevins
side and races him and the
sled down the hill.
During the holidays, may
there be peace on earth and
goodwill to all.
Try this party mix over the
12-oz. box very thin pretzels
12-oz. bag Bugles
10-oz. can cashews
6-oz. box bite size cheddar
cheese fish crackers.
1 envelope ranch dressing mix
1-1/2 teaspoon dill weed
1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
3/4 cup vegetable oil
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Mix remaining ingredients to-
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Settlement of the Maumee
Valley to be program topic
Maumee Valley Heritage Cor-
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present a free public history
program, Coming to America:
The Immigration Story of the
Maumee Valley, at 7 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 13 at the Path-
stone Migrant Education Center
in Liberty Center.
Part of the Layers of History
program series, this special
presentation focuses on the
tremendous impact made on our
region by its people, from the
earliest of times to today.
Presented by MVHC execu-
tive director Angie Quinn, this
family-friendly program will in-
clude stories of the earliest set-
tlers of the valley and also an
update on todays newest resi-
Pathstone Migrant Education
Center is located at 2453
County Road V, Liberty Center.
Contact Quinn at 260-450-2057
for more information.
Stories will include those of
such people like early northwest
Ohio settler Liwwt Bke, who
wrote of her experiences as an
early settler during the 1830s
and 1840s: Here in the forest,
each man, woman and child
must know and always, in every
place, every day be aware of the
circumstances concerning health
of both body and mind. For peo-
ple and animals the mode of liv-
ing is not as in Europe; trivial
habits bring us perilmany
travelers from Europeare
weak from their journey, have
colds, sore throats, scabs on their
bodies, and are exhausted and
filthy But all of us here were
also passerby a little while back,
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4A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Police Report
Sheriffs Report
Common Pleas
Civil Docket
The term et al. refers to and others; et
vir., and husband; et ux., and wife.
Citifinancial Servicing LLC, O-
Fallon, Mo. vs. Rose M. Shepard
and her unknown spouse if any,
Oakwood and Paulding County
Treasurer, Paulding and Sarah J.
Mowery DDS Inc., Antwerp. Fore-
PNC Bank N.A., Miamisburg vs.
Frank Emory Lyons, address un-
available. Foreclosures.
Civil Docket Concluded
Jennifer N. Fisher, Grover Hill vs.
Robert J. Fisher, Van Wert. Divorce
Michele L. Yantiss, Paulding vs.
Michael A. Yantiss, Paulding. Di-
vorce granted.
Jammie R. Gandy-Grubb, Pauld-
ing vs. John H. Grubb Jr., Paulding.
Divorce granted.
Jessica A. Massengale, Antwerp
vs. Jeffrey A. Massengale II, Mont-
pelier. Divorce granted.
Lisa A. Blankenship, Antwerp vs.
Scot D. Blankenship, Paulding. Di-
vorce granted.
Shane A. Thomas, Oakwood vs.
Christa L. Thomas, Oakwood. Di-
vorce granted.
Susan L. Peffley, Paulding vs.
Kenneth W. Peffley, Van Wert. Di-
vorce granted.
In the matter of: James R. Guelde,
Paulding and Suzanne R. Guelde,
Paulding. Dissolution of marriage
In the matter of: Norman R.
Thomas, Payne and Barbara J.
Thomas, Defiance. Dissolution of
marriage dismissed.
The Huntington National Bank,
Columbus vs. Bryan D. James and
his unknown spouse if any, Shelby,
Mich. and Bridget K. Ruppert and
her unknown spouse if any, Cecil
and Paulding County Treasurer,
Paulding. Foreclosures, dismissed.
The Huntington National Bank,
Columbus vs. Mark A. Marenberg,
individually and as trustee of his
revocable living trust, Antwerp and
Paulding County Treasurer, Pauld-
ing and The Huntington National
Bank, Columbus. Foreclosures, dis-
missed without prejudice.
Fifth Third Mortgage Company,
Cincinnati vs. Jason T. MacDonald,
Paulding and Holly A. MacDonald,
Paulding and Paulding County
Treasurer, Paulding and Ohio De-
partment of Taxation, Columbus.
Foreclosures, dismissed.
The Huntington National Bank,
Columbus vs. Steve L. Lantow Sr.
and his unknown spouse if any, De-
fiance and Rhonda L. Lantow,
Paulding and Paulding County
Treasurer, Paulding and Ohio De-
partment of Taxation, Columbus
and unknown heirs, devisees, etc. of
Rhonda L. Lantow, names and ad-
dresses unknown. Foreclosures,
Sheriffs sale confirmed and distri-
bution ordered.
Citimortgage, Inc., OFallon, Mo.
vs. Gary B. English and his un-
known spouse if any, Paulding and
Ohio Department of Job and Family
Services, Columbus and Ohio De-
partment of Taxation, Columbus
and Paulding County Treasurer,
Paulding. Foreclosures, Sheriffs
sale confirmed and distribution or-
Bank of America N.A., Simi Val-
ley, Calif. vs. Lynn P. Wells III and
his unknown spouse if any, Antwerp
and Rebecca L. Wells, Paulding.
Foreclosures, Sheriffs sale con-
firmed and distribution ordered.
Bank of America N.A., Fort
Worth, Texas vs. Eric C. Hart,
Paulding and Jennifer L. Hart,
Paulding and unknown tenant,
Paulding and Paulding County
Treasurer, Paulding and Ohio De-
partment of Taxation, Columbus
and Ohio Bureau of Workers Com-
pensation, Columbus and Capital
One Bank, Glen Allen, Va. and Ohio
Department of Job and Family Serv-
ices, Columbus and Equable Ascent
Financial LLC, Columbus and U.S.
Department of Treasury, IRS,
Toledo and U.S. Department of Jus-
tice, Washington, D.C. Foreclo-
sures, Sheriffs sale confirmed and
distribution ordered.
Beneficial Financial I Inc., Bran-
don, Fla. vs. Marvin H. Taylor and
his unknown spouse, Cecil and
Ohio Department of Taxation,
Columbus and Paulding County
Treasurer, Paulding and Colleen C.
Fulton, nka Taylor, Sherwood and
Carmen Taylor, Cecil. Foreclosures,
Sheriffs sale confirmed and distri-
bution ordered.
Marvin Estle, Oakwood and
Joyce Estle, Oakwood vs. Linda
Yanna, Oakwood. Conversion, dis-
Westfield Insurance Group, West-
field Center vs. Custom Agra Sys-
tems Inc., Napoleon. Money only,
dismissed with prejudice.
Green Tree Servicing LLC, St.
Paul, Minn. vs. Michelle A. Estrada,
Oakwood and Gabriel Estrada, De-
fiance. Replevin, dismissed.
Harbour Portfolio VI, LP, Irmo,
S.C. vs. Wesley Bell, Antwerp and
Chastity LaFountain, Antwerp. Can-
cellation of land contract, contract
deemed forfeited and null and void.
Allstate Insurance Company,
Roanoke, Va. vs. Ruthann A. Swary,
Antwerp. Money only, judgment
granted plaintiff in the sum of
$10,438.55 plus interest.
Portfolio Recovery Associates
LLC, Norfolk, Va. vs. Randy R.
Jones, Paulding. Money only, matter
stayed in bankruptcy.
Marriage Licenses
Administration Docket
Criminal Docket
Jason L. VanCleve, 32, of
Antwerp, was in court Dec. 30 for a
change of plea to illegal manufac-
ture of drugs (F1), illegal assembly
or possession of chemical for the
manufacture of drugs (F2) and en-
dangering children (F3). He entered
a no contest plea to the first two
charges after they were amended to
F2 and F3 complaints by deleting
references to being in the vicinity
of juveniles. The third charge was
dismissed. He will be sentenced on
Feb. 10.
Jonathan R. Bowman, 22, of De-
fiance, had his community control
sanctions recently revoked and was
sentenced to a nine-month stated
prison term in Ohio Department of
Rehabilitation and Corrections for
breaking and entering (F5). He re-
ceived 102 days credit for time
served and was ordered to pay costs.
He had been sentenced to four years
of sanctions in September.
James M. Delarber, 31, of Conti-
nental, was granted judicial release
recently on three counts of aggra-
vated vehicular assault (F3). The re-
mainder of his four-year sentence
was suspended and he was commit-
ted to the WORTH Center program.
Conditions of the release include
complying with drug and alcohol re-
strictions, undergo substance abuse
evaluation and treatment, submit to
random tests, actively seek employ-
ment, obtain valid drivers license
and pay costs. His original sentence
was handed down in December
Brandon L. Saylor, 27, of rural
Defiance, has his sex offender reg-
istration violation (F3) case resched-
uled for trial on Jan. 28.
Cassandra R. Crites, 30, of Pauld-
ing, had her indictment for endan-
gering children (F3) joined with
those of two other people for trial on
Feb. 11. Arraignment was recently
held at which time her bond was set
at $75,000 with no privilege. Her
court dates also include a Jan. 17
pretrial conference. She is to have
no contact with co-defendants
Jonathan Hornish and Joshua Smith.
Jonathan Hornish, 24, of Sher-
wood, had his indictment alleging
possession of heroin (F5) joined
with two other peoples indictments
for trial on Feb. 11. He is being held
on $25,000 bond with no privilege.
His pretrial conference is Jan. 17.
Melissa J. Klender, 30, of
Antwerp, was arraigned for perjury
(F3) and she entered a not guilty
plea. She was set for a Jan. 27 pre-
trial conference and a March 11 jury
trial. She waived extradition and
was released on her own recogni-
zance on the conditions of no ar-
rests. The Court also ordered that a
thumb drive copy of her testimony
be delivered to the prosecuting at-
torneys office.
Bobby J. Risner, 50, of Dupont,
entered a not guilty plea to posses-
sion of drugs (F5) at a recent ar-
raignment. He was scheduled for a
Jan. 31 pretrial conference and a
March 25 jury trial. He was released
on an OR bond following his waiv-
ing extradition. Conditions of his re-
lease include no arrests and
compliance with drug and alcohol
Joyce E. Carlisle, 35, of Paulding,
was arraigned on theft (F5) charges.
She waived extradition and was re-
leased on her own recognizance on
the conditions of no arrests and no
contact with her alleged victim. Her
court dates were scheduled for a
Jan. 27 pretrial conference and a
March 25 jury trial.
Matthew H. Scott, 41, of Defiance
was arraigned for theft (F5). At that
time he entered a not guilty plea,
waived extradition and was released
on an OR bond. Conditions of the
bond included no arrests and no
contact with his alleged victim. His
court dates are a Jan. 27 pretrial
conference and a March 25 jury
Lisa D. Dull, 50, of Van Wert, was
released on an OR bond after waiving
extradition at arraignment for her pos-
session of drugs (F5) indictment. She
was set up for a Jan. 31 pretrial con-
ference. Conditions of her bond in-
clude no arrests and compliance with
drug and alcohol restrictions.
Thursday, Dec. 26
5:12 p.m. Deputies re-
sponded to a domestic com-
plaint on Road 151 in
Jackson Township.
6:47 p.m. Craig Burris was
6:51 p.m. Brenda Dennison
was arrested.
7:22 p.m. A car/deer
mishap on Road 71 in Pauld-
ing Township was docu-
9 p.m. Theft from a vehi-
cles was investigated in Scott.
10:09 p.m. Deputies han-
dled a car/deer collision on
Ohio 66 in Brown Township.
Friday, Dec. 27
6:51 a.m. An alarm
sounded at Wayne Trace High
9:24 a.m. A Crane Town-
ship resident of Road 109 told
deputies he received a threat-
ening letter from hunters.
9:27 a.m. Dog complaint
was handled on Road 180 in
Crane Township.
1:10 p.m. An Emerald
Township resident of Road
232 called in a dog com-
4:38 p.m. A dog complaint
was lodged from North Laura
Street in Payne.
5:36 p.m. Deputies arrested
Daniel Finch.
6:22 p.m. A car/deer acci-
dent on Ohio 613 in Benton
Township was documented.
9:01 p.m. Two deputies and
the sheriff were on the scene
of an accident on Road 8 in
Emerald Township. Two
Paulding fire units and the
EMS also assisted. An EMS
run was made by Delaware
9:18 p.m. A car/deer crash
on Ohio 49 in Harrison
Township was documented.
Saturday, Dec. 28
8:21 a.m. Deputies handled
a slide-off accident due to
black ice on Road 115 south
of Road 180 in Emerald
8:53 a.m. A second acci-
dent on the black ice occurred
on Road 115 when a second
vehicle slid off the road into
the first vehicle.
10:21 a.m. A trailer was
ransacked on Road 10 in
Auglaize Township.
1:44 p.m. Three Antwerp
fire units and two from
Cecil/Crane Township fought
a shed/barn fire on Road 192
in Carryall Township for up
to 2-1/2 hours. Antwerp EMS
was also on the scene.
2:48 p.m. Deputies re-
sponded to a commercial bur-
glary alarm on Road 140 in
Brown Township.
3:29 p.m. An Auglaize
Township resident of Road
1037 reported their mailbox
had been shot.
3:42 p.m. Dog complaint
was registered from Road
176 in Crane Township.
5:22 p.m. Vandalism to a
house in Oakwood was inves-
6:33 p.m. Deputies docu-
mented an accident on U.S.
127 in Emerald Township.
Sunday, Dec. 29
1:36 a.m. Domestic situa-
tion was handled on Carryall
Townships Road 7.
6:19 a.m. Deputies re-
sponded to a domestic distur-
bance on Ohio 114 in
Washington Township.
8:58 a.m. An attempted
break-in in Grover Hill was
11:06 a.m. Domestic prob-
lems were looked into in
3:07 p.m. Antwerp EMS
and two fire units responded
to a motor vehicle collision
on Ohio 49 in Carryall Town-
ship. One subject was trans-
ported from the scene by air
ambulance. Three deputies
assisted at the scene. No fur-
ther information was avail-
3:44 p.m. A male subject
was seen at the intersection of
Road 170 and 163 in
Auglaize Township soliciting.
7:44 p.m. Suspicious activ-
ity around a house on Road
122 in Brown Township was
10:58 p.m. An ongoing do-
mestic situation was dealt
with on Road 1039 in
Auglaize Township.
Monday, Dec. 30
5:23 a.m. Keys were re-
ported missing from a vehicle
on Road 148 in Brown Town-
7:33 a.m. Theft of money
from an office in Grover Hill
was investigated.
9:34 a.m. A search warrant
was executed in Scott.
2:37 p.m. Deputies arrested
a subject at the County Court.
4:53 p.m. Dog complaint
came in from Riverview
Drive in Payne.
5:03 p.m. A car/deer crash
on Ohio 613 east of Melrose
in Brown Township was doc-
7:43 p.m. Deputies were
called to a domestic dispute
in Melrose.
Tuesday, Dec. 31
12:55 a.m. A motor vehicle
accident on Road 115 south
of Ohio 111 in Emerald
Township was handled.
7:35 a.m. Theft of money
from an office on Ohio 613 in
Jackson Township is under
8:09 a.m. An office in Hav-
iland was broken into.
9:29 a.m. Dog complaint
was lodged from Flatrock
Drive in Paulding.
12:44 p.m. Threats were
made to a Haviland resident.
12:44 p.m. A Brown Town-
ship resident of Road 138 re-
ported a dog complaint.
1:45 p.m. Deputies assisted
another department by at-
tempting to locate a vehicle
on Road 151 in Jackson
3:49 p.m. Suspicious activ-
ity was reported in Melrose.
4:16 p.m. A break-in was
investigated in Melrose.
Wednesday, Jan. 1
1:32 a.m. Unwanted person
complaint was handled in
Grover Hill.
2:58 a.m. Report of a Ford
F-150 pickup on its side on
Road 138 east of Ohio 637
was relayed to Ohio State
Highway Patrol. No further
information was available.
4:32 a.m. Theft of money
from a home in Antwerp and
a break-in was reported.
10:04 a.m. Commercial
burglar alarm sounded on
Road 140 in Brown Town-
2:43 p.m. Telephone ha-
rassment complaint was
lodged from Road 156 in
Jackson Township.
3:37 p.m. Trespassing was
reported from Road 171 in
Brown Township.
6:33 p.m. Van Wert Police
Department advised of an al-
leged rape in the county.
Thursday, Jan. 2
7:34 a.m. Two-vehicle
crash on Ohio 500 by Pauld-
ing County Hospital was doc-
umented. No further
information was available.
8:48 a.m. Trespassing com-
plaint was reported from
Road 163 in Auglaize Town-
11:08 a.m. Slide-off
mishap on Ohio 66 north of
Arthur was handled.
11:17 a.m. Dog complaint
was registered from Road
108 in Brown Township.
4:32 p.m. Deputies were
notified of a dog attack on
Ohio 613 in Brown Town-
Friday, Jan. 3
6:41 a.m. Strong smell of
gas was reported from Road
1048 in Auglaize Township.
One Auglaize Township fire
unit responded for less than an
10:21 a.m. A South Maple
Street resident of Benton
Township reported a dog issue.
Thursday, Dec. 26
9:52 a.m. Report was made of a bro-
ken window and raised screen at a home
on North Williams Street. It did not ap-
pear entry had been gained.
Friday, Dec. 27
7:32 p.m. Neighbor problems on West
Harrison Street were investigated. The
complaint was loud noises.
9:03 p.m. Family disturbance was han-
dled on North Williams Street.
9:32 p.m. Police were called to West
Harrison Street where an elderly man
had come to the door asking for help
then left.
10:45 p.m. A suspicious person was
seen walking down the middle of West
Perry Street yelling and cursing. The
subject was gone when officers arrived.
Saturday, Dec. 28
12:48 a.m. Officers looked into a
neighbor complaint about loud music.
Noon. Paulding County Hospital ER
requested an officer for a dog bite pa-
tient, a boy who had been bitten in the
7:17 p.m. An East Perry Street resident
told officers someone had been banging
on their doors and windows. They were
unable to locate anyone outside the
Sunday, Dec. 29
2 a.m. While patrolling, an officer ob-
served a vehicle being operated with no
lights on. He initiated a traffic stop and
the matter was turned over to the Ohio
State Highway Patrol. Melissa Rooks
was cited for OMVI and transported to
the police department where a BAC test
was performed.
5:37 a.m. Suspicious activity was re-
ported on East Perry Street where win-
dows were being knocked on again.
Officers found no one there.
Monday, Dec. 30
10:45 p.m. Report of threats by text
came in from Johnson Road.
Tuesday, Dec. 31
10:04 a.m. Again threats by text were
reported from Johnson Road.
7 p.m. A dog complaint was handled
on North Dix Street.
10:10 p.m. Loud music was reported
at a West Wayne Street location.
11:15 p.m. Officers handled an un-
wanted person complaint on North Main
Street where two subjects were told to
avoid contact with one another.
Wednesday, Jan. 1
3:05 a.m. Assistance was provided to
the sheriffs office by watching a loca-
tion for a subject to arrive. It was discov-
ered that the subject had moved.
Thursday, Jan. 2
5:50 p.m. A juvenile complaint was
handled on Hoover Ave.
6:49 p.m. A slide-off at the curve near
Garfield Avenue and Miller Parkway
Drive was documented.
7:30 p.m. Threats by text were again
reported from Johnson Road.
Friday, Jan. 3
7:22 a.m. Officers were told they
could disregard an alarm from an East
Perry Street business.
Poll results
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per.org: What are your expectations for
44.4% I think it will be about the
37.0% I think it will be better than
14.8% I think it will be worse than
3.7% I want a do-over of 2013
Visit our web site and cast your vote
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Paulding County Progress - 5A
In My Opinion
Quality of life is
an assignment
By Kim K. Sutton
Quality of Life is a term that can sometimes be confused
with the concept of Standard of Living. Quality of life in-
dicators include not only wealth, employment, clean air and
clear water, but also human traits, such as a small-town at-
mosphere, a strong sense of community, and family orienta-
tion. The word neighborly fits nicely.
Talk about economic development, and the future usually
includes a discussion of quality of life issues especially
when the focus is on what the county will or wont do to at-
tract new business. No one I
know suggests that chasing
smokestacks is essential to
economic development.
When people talk about the
countys future, what you
hear is what the majority of
residents of small communi-
ties across the nation say
Wed like to keep it about the same, maybe a little larger,
more economic diversity. (Taken from a survey done by the
Heartland Center of Leadership Development.)
A successful rural community needs to know its assets and
know how to emphasize its uniqueness. Our people are con-
servative and independent, products of a frontier heritage, no
doubt. Our county offers quality employees, low crime rate,
lower overhead, great schools, excellent health care facilities,
recreational opportunities, and life, in general, is slower-
paced where family and community come first. Comfort-
able living may be the appropriate slogan.
Successful rural communities are often showplaces of
pride and attention, with neatly trimmed yards, public gar-
dens and well kept parks. Pride also shows up in other ways,
especially in community festivals and events that give resi-
dents the chance to celebrate their community, its history and
heritage. These factors are more important than size or loca-
tion, which we can do nothing about. These successful towns
are surviving because they know the future of the community
is in the hands of the people who live there and they market
Making a hometown a good place to live for a long time to
come is a pro-active assignment.
Kim Sutton is a guest columnist for the Paulding County
The opinions stated are those of the writer, and do not nec-
essarily reflect that of the newspaper.
County Court
Property Transfers
For the Record
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Paulding County Progress
to publish public records as
they are reported or re-
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Names appearing in For
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without exception, to pre-
serve the fairness and im-
partiality of the Progress
and as a news service to
our readers.
In My
Paulding Village Coun-
cil passed ordinance
1468-13 on December
30, 2013, to increase
the village income tax
from 0.5% to 1.0%.
This increase takes
effect January 1, 2014.
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. 31 26 14 0.02 0.6 1
Jan. 1 18 13 0.02 0.3 1
Jan. 2 20 13 0.28 2.4 3
Jan. 3 15 -6 0.10 0.8 4
Jan. 4 15 -9 -0- -0- 3
Jan. 5 33 14 -0- -0- 3
Jan. 6 34 -8 0.80 9.0 12
The term et al. refers to and oth-
ers; et vir., and husband; et ux.,
and wife.
Auglaize Township
Francis A. Berger, dec. to
Eric D. Berger, et al.; Sec. 25,
40 acres. Affidavit.
Brown Township
Carol C. Recker, trustee, dec.
to Christopher L. Recker; part
Lot 2, 5.78 acres and Lot 8,
Coder Parcels, 1.36 acres. Fi-
duciary deed.
Christopher L. Recker to
Christopher L. Recker, trustee;
part Lot 2, 5.78 acres and Lot
8, Coder Parcels, 1.36 acres.
Warranty deed.
William A. Steinem to
Stephen L. and Paula S.
Schoepflin; Lot 17, Charloe,
0.306 acre. Quit claim deed.
Robert Leon Brown Jr. and
Rainell Koenn, trustees to
Mark A. and Luke A. Spangler;
Sec. 1, 13.695 acres. Warranty
Robert Leon Brown Jr. and
Rainell Koenn, trustees to
Joshua Joe and Kimberly S.
Grimes; Sec. 1, 21.704 acres.
Warranty deed.
Robert Leon Brown Jr. and
Rainell Koenn, trustees to Larry
E. and Diana L. Brown; Sec. 1,
10.125 acres. Warranty deed.
Robert Leon Brown Jr. and
Rainell Koenn, trustees to
Joseph L. and Alana R.
Essex; Sec. 1, 12.392 acres.
Warranty deed.
Carryall Township
Stacy Laker to James M.
Hertel; Sec. 14, 5.001 acres.
Warranty deed.
Emerald Township
Francis A. Berger, dec. to
Civil Docket:
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance vs.
Kalli J. Brigle, Defiance. Small claims,
Deloris Whirrett, Paulding vs. Brett
Electric Ltd., Oakwood. Small claims,
judgment for the plaintiff in the sum of
Citibank, Sioux Falls, S.D. vs. Pamela
K. Porter, aka Hatfield, Grover Hill.
Other action, judgment for the plaintiff
in the sum of $11,597.05.
Criminal Docket:
Lori L. Sidwell, Haviland, disorderly
conduct; $125 fine, $170 costs, pay all
by May 30 or matter turned in for collec-
Nathan J. Woodby, Cecil, hunting
without permission; $83 fine, $77 costs,
pay all by April 30; deer is forfeited to
Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Nathan J. Woodby, Cecil, false infor-
mation; $83 fine, $77 costs, pay all by
April 30 or matter turned in for collec-
tions; deer forfeited to ODNR.
Christina S. Dunderman, Antwerp,
theft; $200 fine, $176 costs, pay
$1,681.40 restitution; probation ordered,
20 hours community service, complete
Thinking for a Change program, shall
not consume alcohol.
Emily Foltz, Paulding, assault; $200
fine, $145 costs, one day jail and 179
suspended; repay appointed counsel
fees, 25 hours community service, pro-
bation ordered, no contact with victim,
complete Thinking for a Change pro-
gram, shall not consume alcohol.
Austin Steve Bortel, Paulding, confine
dog; $15 fine, $87 costs.
Traffic Docket:
James Milton McManus, Antwerp,
driving under FRA suspension; dis-
missed at States request with $122.92
costs to be paid by March 28 or matter
will be turned in for collections.
Yolanda R. Twyman, Cincinnati, fail-
ure to control; $68 fine, pay by Jan. 31
or matter turned in for collections.
Yolanda R. Twyman, Cincinnati, driv-
ing under suspension/ child support; $25
fine, $87 costs, pay all by Jan. 31 or mat-
ter turned in for collections.
Margo Ezio Delpizzo, Bloomfield
Hills, Mich., 84/65 speed; $43 fine, $82
Hope A. Schmeling, Fort Wayne,
82/65 speed; $43 fine, $82 costs.
John Robert McGinnis, Convoy, seat
belt; $30 fine, $55 costs.
Jack L. Lewis, Haviland, fictitious
registration; dismissed.
Jack L. Lewis, Haviland, 70/55 speed;
$50 fine, $109 costs, pay within 30 days.
James Edward Duncan, Fort Wayne,
77/65 speed; $33 fine, $85 costs.
Jason Scott Duncan, Fort Wayne,
83/65 speed; $43 fine, $85 costs.
Robert Lee Thompson Jr., Paulding,
seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Cody Jacob Clark, Paulding, violation
brake requirement; $68 fine, $80 costs.
Robert A. Mitchell, Huntington, Ind.,
83/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Frank J. Rottinger, Seven Hills, 79/65
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Lisa Loretta Vaughn, Denton, Texas,
79/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Adam S. Beauchot, Fort Wayne, 76/65
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Eric H. Bennett, Oakwood, 68/55
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Jeffery V. Miller, Antwerp, 66/55
speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Bradley A. Thornburgh, Van Wert,
79/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Robert E. Apple, Paulding, seat belt;
$30 fine, $47 costs.
Holly M. Todd, Toledo, 73/55 speed;
$43 fine, $80 costs.
Ronald D. Dunn, Van Wert, 70/55
speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Shelly L. Smith, London, Ont., 80/65
speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Jacob David Jondro, Monroe, Mich.,
78/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Patrick J. Kennedy, Whitehouse, 80/65
speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Joshua R. Sinift, Toledo, 82/65 speed;
$43 fine, $80 costs.
Jennifer F. Splete, Hinckey, 84/65
speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Arielle M. Rinehart, Wellington, 79/65
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Sadie V. Litzenberg, Antwerp, failure
to control; $68 fine, $80 costs.
John R. Banet III, Cecil, stop sign; $53
fine, $77 costs.
Jenni L. Varner, Oakwood, failure to
control; $68 fine, $77 costs.
Steven Girlie, Antwerp, seat belt; $30
fine, $47 costs.
Leonard W. Merriman, Eastlake,
91/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Seth E. Dailey, Cecil, tinted windows;
$68 fine, $80 costs.
Michelle M. Waggoner, Payne, 73/55
speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Standley L. Cross, Bay St. Louis,
Miss., failure to control; $68 fine, $80
Aaron Trent Phillips, Holgate, 83/65
speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Richard L. Breckler, Powell, 70/55
speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Jennifer L. Thomas, Fishers, Ind.,
78/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Raymond Cushenberry Jr., Indianapo-
lis, driving without license; $100 fine,
$95 costs, pay all by March 28 or matter
turned in for collections.
Raymond Cushenberry Jr., Indianapo-
lis, 80/65 speed; $100 fine, pay by
March 28 or matter turned in for collec-
Giovanni Ventresca, Mississauga, Ont.,
80/65 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Willem O. Kok, Noordwisk, Newfound-
land; 82/65 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs.
Karen K. Bradford, Paulding, failure to
control; $68 fine, $77 costs.
Eric D. Berger, et al.; Sec. 23,
40 acres and Sec. 35, 40
acres. Affidavit.
Latty Township
Connie S. and Glen L.
Grunden to Jeremy and
Mandy Whitman; Sec. 21, 1.5
acres. Survivorship deed.
Paulding Township
Dennis F. Price, trustee to
Larry P. and Ellen R.
Schlegel; Sec. 23, 81 acres.
Warranty deed.
Mildred U. Bashore Life Es-
tate, et al. to Michael and Scott
M. Lamb; Sec. 14, 1 acre. War-
ranty deed.
Broughton Village
Ken M. and Denise K. Ko-
hart to Robert Schriver; Lot 16,
Outlots, 0.727 acre. Quit claim
Oakwood Village
Olive L. Daub, dec. to Perry
J. Daub; Lot 5, 0.38 acre. Affi-
Paulding Village
Ann M. Miller to Ann E.
Pease; Lots 54 and 56, Outlots,
1.102 acres. Warranty deed.
Steven S. Stiger, et al. to Ar-
rowhead Real Estate LLC; Lot
10, Klingler Addition, 0.24
acre. Warranty deed.
Alean Miles to Herbert E.
Orr Company, Inc.; Lot 26,
Olds and Prentice Addition, 0.2
acre. Warranty deed.
At the last Paulding County Board of Developmental Disabilities monthly board meeting, two
outgoing board members were honored for their many years of effort and dedication to the board
and to the county individuals it serves. From left are Sidney Mobley, board member Carol Schae-
fer, Joe Mobley, board member Paul Grant, Kyle Rickford and Charlotte Grant.
Free early childhood screening
A free developmental
screening for children from
birth to age 5 will be held Fri-
day, Jan. 17 at two locations.
The event will be held from
8:30-11 a.m. at Paulding Ele-
mentary, and 12:30-3 p.m. at
Oakwood Elementary.
In case school is delayed or
canceled, the screening will
be held Jan. 24.
The early childhood years
from birth to the start of
kindergarten are an important
time of rapid learning and
growth. Early screening is a
quick and simple way to iden-
tify, at an early stage, possible
learning or health concerns so
that children can get needed
help before starting school.
This screening will be used
for checking age-appropriate
development in the areas of
communication, motor, cog-
nitive, social and adaptive be-
haviors. The event is
coordinated by Help Me
Grow, Departments of Educa-
tion, Paulding County Hospi-
tal, Ohio Department of
Health, NOCAC, Paulding
County EI/DD, Family and
Children First Council,
Antwerp Local Schools,
Paulding Exempted Village
Schools and Wayne Trace
Local Schools.
Appointments are pre-
ferred, but walk-ins will be
accepted. Call 419-399-4620
or 1-877-473-8166 Ext. 41
for registration information.
The next developmental
screening will be Feb. 7 at
Antwerp Methodist Church.
Workshop hosts BAH
and Paulding County Board of
Developmental Disabilities will
host a Paulding Chamber of Com-
merce Business After Hours. The
BAH will be held from 4:30-6:30
p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9 at the PC
Workshop, 900 W. Caroline St.
6A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Jan. 17 Daniel and Darla
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Jan. 11 Robbyn Hodge,
Nicole Hull, Mike Mapes,
Kenneth Robinson, Bernice
Speiser, Louella Thomas.
Jan. 12 Susie Combs,
Edith English, Emmalee Fulk,
James G. Genero Jr., Tricia
Grant, Henry Manz, Pat Mar-
com, Jason T. Miller, Leann
Moser, Mikayla Pieper, Lily
Roehrig, Nathan Thatcher,
Sydney Trahin, Brenda Troyer.
Jan. 13 Donald Baer, Alli-
son Cessna, William K.
Clemens, Lupe Contreraz,
Wally Daniels III, Ethel Jewel,
Alicia Rose, Makayla Sherry,
Pat Spitnale, Scott Spitnale,
Caleb Wilson.
Jan. 14 Joanne Adair,
Wade Bissell, Rob Goshia,
Julia Hart, Martha Hessler,
Princess Ladd, Angie Moser,
Jennifer Ricica, Hillary
Roughton, Quentin Vance,
Maurie Wannemacher.
Jan. 15 Aaron Bryant,
Shelly Dobbelaere, Sara
Lawhorn, Naomi Meyer,
George Porter, Kellen Si-
monin, Florence Smith,
Samantha Suffel.
Jan. 16 Sheila Combs,
Gamaliel Escobedo, Claudia
Fickel, Clay Franklin, Shawn
Hinrichs, Mildred Hoschak,
Christina Martinez, Mitch
Porter, Phillip Young.
Jan. 17 Kara Bok, Jane
Hill, Mary Keezer, Kris Noff-
singer, Mencharo Rosalez,
Austin Scheiner, Tim Thomp-
son, Krisi Williams.
Exactly what is chili?
The answer to that question
is, It depends on where you
live. I have made and eaten
what I call chili all my life
and recently found out that
Texas Chili is very different
from what they call Yankee
A former Paulding County
resident, Mona Larson Gloor
Jimerson, who has resided in
Texas for the past 30 years, is
home visiting her parents,
John and Ola Larson of
Mona is a wonderful cook
who has taken her passion for
food and runs her own cater-
ing business called Simply
When Mona is home here
in Ohio, she loves to cook for
her parents. On Thursday
night, Mona, from her par-
ents house, posted the fol-
lowing on her Facebook page,
Forgive me Father for I have
sinned. I just put beans in
chili! Please forgive me.
When I read that, I won-
dered, So what. I always put
beans in chili. However,
Mona has many friends in
Texas who read her posts as
well as us Midwesterners who
also read them.
Of course, I am a Yankee
so I immediately commented,
I always put beans in chili.
What else would you put in
This got a discussion going
that by the time the Ohioans
and the Texans got through
debating how to make chili,
there were 129 posts from
various chili makers.
Of course, all of us Yan-
kees put beans in our chili,
plus we use hamburger and
tomatoes. Some of us even
put macaroni in it.
To the Texans, this was just
sacrilegious. Comments from
fellow Texans were flowing
back and forth.
Retired Judge Alvin Khoury
spoke of Monas repentance
saying, Nope Mona. That is
one sin (putting beans in chili)
that cannot be forgiven.
Attorney and radio an-
nouncer Bob Cole got in on
the conversation with this
comment, Oh no! Yankee
chili. You dont put beans in
Texas chili. Meat, meat, meat.
Venison is the best! Beans in
chili would be like putting
lemons in spaghetti sauce. It
just isnt done.
My questions included, If
chili has no beans, do you eat
it on a bun? Isnt it like sloppy
Joe? How can anyone just
cook meat and spices and call
it chili?
Ryan Stanford, a big city of-
ficial from Texas, added this to
the mix, telling poor Mona,
You may be deported to
Oklahoma for putting beans in
Stanford then asked, Did
you explain to everyone that
A Penny For
Your Thoughts....
By: Nancy Whitaker
when you put in beans, it no
longer is chili? We have an obli-
gation to bring civilization to the
heathens! (Bless their hearts.)
Kelly Pope Woods shared her
knowledge of chili by adding,
Texas chili is eaten like soup, in
a bowl, but its thick and rich and
topped with Fritos, cheese,
onion, and if youre from the
city, mustard.
It seems as if Texans dont eat
Wendys chili, either. Ryan Stan-
ford replied, No, Nancy, be-
cause they put beans in it and
erroneously call it chili.
Bill OMara, then said, I was
on a chili cookoff team in col-
lege. The rules are to just take
meat, onions and garlic and slow
cook for a long time. Jalapeno or
garlic can be added later.
Bob Cole said that he some-
times uses shredded meat instead
of ground meat and that venison
or elk venison is the absolute
best to use.
How do you make chili?
Have you ever eaten the Texas
style chili? Let me know and Ill
give you a Penny For Your
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Paulding Exempted Village School Board Meeting
A Relay spokesperson will speak in our hope to continue
this rewarding event for our school and our community.
Please join us and show your support for the fght against
cancer. No one will need to speak, we simply want to show
the community supports this event by our presence! Tis is
the night of the Boys Varsity Basketball Makeup game with
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In The
A little story about clematis
and to not worry about it. They
were right. Absolutely nothing
came of it, but poor Mama
Robin suffered a great loss that
We still have two of those
original three clematis vines,
even though the railing was re-
placed by a wall when we
added on a family room in
1983. Clematis is pretty tough
and though those vines dont
see one lick of direct sun any-
more, they still manage to put
on a pretty good show of
blooms every June.
As Ive worked my way
through writing the clematis de-
scriptions, Ive learned about
some unusual and outstanding
varieties. There are some, such
as Filigree and Petit Faucon,
that only grow a foot or two in
height and have more of a
mounding habit.
Passion flowers are not gen-
erally hardy to our zone, but
Florida Sieboldii has white
petals with brilliant purple sta-
mens in the center, which in-
spired its common name of
Passion Flower Clematis.
Some, like Huldine, have at-
tractive backsides and should be
grown on arbors, where both
front and back can be appreci-
ated. Nelly Moser does better
in shade than it does in full sun,
where the flowers will fade. And
Bijou makes a great houseplant
when it has bright indirect light.
This is where the unintended
consequences of writing plant
descriptions comes in. Guess
whose plant wish list just got a
little longer.
Read Kylees blog, Our Little
Acre, at www.ourlittleacre.com
and on Facebook at www.face-
book.com/OurLittleAcre. Con-
tact her at
clematis vines wove in and out
among themselves and com-
pletely covered that north side
of the railing. The thick tapestry
of vines provided just the right
spot for a robin to build a nest.
While we were working in
the yard one day during that
summer of 82, Kara was with
us, doing whatever kind of
work a 2-year-old does. The
next thing we knew, she had
yellowish-orange goo dribbling
down her chin. It looked amaz-
ingly like raw egg yolk.
Further investigation found
that where there once had been
four tiny blue eggs, there was
now just one and our darling
daughter had consumed the
other three. That robins nest
was located at just the right
height for a 2-year-olds reach.
All kinds of thoughts go
through a mothers mind when
things like this happen. First of
all, there is the ick factor when
thinking about eating raw eggs
(shells and all), but then there is
the matter of those germs. And
I really didnt want to think
about that.
We got her cleaned up and I
called the doctors office. Im
fairly certain I heard a few
snickers on the other end of the
telephone line, but they assured
me that she would be just fine
As a freelance writer, I often
have assignments and take on
writing jobs that require me to
do a fair amount of research.
Not only do I want to present
accurate information, I also
know that Im going to be learn-
ing something new and I love
that. But sometimes the re-
search has unintended conse-
Im currently working on ed-
iting and writing some plant de-
scriptions for an independent
garden center in Michigan. Its
a pretty straightforward task,
with each description needing to
contain the same basic informa-
tion: height, flower size, season
of bloom, hardiness, growth
habit, etc.
As I write these, I try to think
like a gardener and ask myself
what I would want and need to
know if I were searching for a
plant to grow in my own gar-
den. The current plant du jour is
Clematis. Ive got 70 varieties
to research and describe.
Clematis is a plant that Im
very familiar with, in fact, is one
of the oldest here at Our Little
Acre. We moved here in 1977
and though I dont remember
exactly when I planted what Im
pretty sure is Clematis Jack-
manii, it was well-established
by the time our older daughter
Kara was 2 years old in 1982.
We originally had three vines,
all planted along a wrought-iron
railing by our patio behind the
house. The vines covered one
side of the railing that went
around a stairwell leading to our
basement. During the month of
June, those vines were lush and
blooming with hundreds of
deep purple flowers. They were
With the railing having a
height of about three feet and a
length of about 12, the three
Clematis Jackmanii is a very common variety, easily found here and just as easy to grow.
Petal count can vary from 4-6 and it blooms best in full sun to part shade.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Paulding County Progress - 7A
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On Dec. 29, Hunter Long and Jarrett Hornish wrestled in
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Speice wipes glass for rebounding record
SHERWOOD Lauren Speice set
a new Wayne Trace game record with
20 rebounds to lead the Wayne Trace
Lady Raiders to a 62-45 win over
Fairview in the Green Meadows Con-
ference opener for both schools Fri-
day night.
Speice also scored a game-high 22
points for the Raiders, who move to
7-2 overall on the season. The senior
forward picked up seven boards in the
first quarter and totaled a dozen in the
first half.
After grabbing five more in the
third quarter, Speice broke the record
at the 4:05 mark of the final stanza
with her ninth defensive rebound of
the evening.
Lauren played very well tonight,
noted Raider head coach Bethany
Hughes. She was very aggressive
and really went to the boards hard.
Wayne Trace outrebounded the
host Lady Apaches, 52-30, on the
night, getting a dozen boards by fel-
low senior Sylvia Young as well.
We rebounded well as a team,
continued the Raider mentor. I
thought we got better as the game
After a slow start, the red, white
and blue put together an 11-0 run late
in the first quarter to take control of
the contest.
Trailing 10-4, a Speice basket ig-
nited the run, which also included
baskets from Erin Mohr and Young
before ending with a Shayna Temple
Following two free throws by
Fairviews Ali Hug, Wayne Traces
Brooke Wilcox scored just before the
end of the opening quarter to put the
Raiders on top, 17-10, after eight
minutes of action.
The Lady Apaches made a quick run
to start the second stanza, pulling within
21-18 on a Kayla Bauer layup.
However, Wayne Trace answered
with buckets from Mohr, Speice, Young
and Wilcox in pushing the margin back
to 29-22. The Raiders went on to post a
34-27 advantage at the intermission.
Every time they made a run, we
found a way to answer, Hughes added.
Fairview got as close as 40-35 in the
third quarter after a Sara Carder basket,
but would get no closer.
Wayne Trace responded with a three-
point play and basket from Speice
along with two Mohr buckets in taking
a 51-40 lead into the final period.
The Raiders ended any doubt in the
fourth, scoring seven straight points
midway through the quarter to seal the
Mohr added 14 points for the red,
white and blue while Temple chipped
in seven markers. Temple also had
seven boards while dishing out four as-
sists. Madi Poling and Brenda Feasby
picked up three assists each for Wayne
I thought we got quality minutes
from everybody, said Hughes. Its al-
ways good to start the league portion of
the schedule with a win.
Hug topped the Apaches with 11
markers and Erin Marshall chipped in
nine. Carder topped Fairview with
seven rebounds and three assists with
Hug recording three steals.
Fairview drops to 3-7 on the sea-
Wayne Traces junior varsity
moved to 7-1 on the year with a 46-
32 victory over the Apaches.
Hollie Wannemacher paced the
Raiders with 10 points and Courtney
Mead chipped in eight. Brianna Sinn
and Danae Myers added six markers
a piece.
Myers also grabbed 11 rebounds
for the red, white and blue. Wan-
nemacher picked up six steals with
Brianna Sinn and Leah Sinn record-
ing five steals each.
Chyanne Retcher picked up 13
points and eight boards to lead the
The Lady Raiders will make the
long trip to Holgate on Friday in a
key Green Meadows Conference bat-
tle. Both teams enter the contest with
1-0 records in league play.
Holgate will be a challenge for
us, concluded Hughes. They are a
very good basketball team and we
have to go over there ready to play.
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Antwerps Peyton Short waits for her offense to get set against
Hicksville last Friday night.
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Cheyenne Miller-Sweet #3 looks for a break in the Hicksville defense last Friday night.
Lady Aces deal Archers their eighth setback
Hicksville Lady Aces re-
turned the favor to the Lady
Archers last Thursday when
the Aces turned backed
Antwerp 37-31 on the
Archers home court. Back on
Dec. 21, Antwerp slipped past
Hicksville, 45-40, in the con-
solation round of the Route
49 Classic held at Hicksville.
Hicksvilles freshman
Chelsey Taylor scored the
Aces first basket followed by
a 3-pointer by teammate Sam
Sell to put the Aces in front,
5-0, a lead they would never
give away.
Kaiya Jemison, the lone
Antwerp senior, managed to
bring the Archers even at six
apiece with 2:49 remaining in
the opening frame.
Hicksville used a 10-0 run
to increase their advantage to
16-6 before Audrie Longard-
ner dialed in from 3-point
land with 2:30 remaining in
the second quarter. The Lady
Aces outscored the Archers 4-
2 to close out the first half,
holding a 20-11 lead.
Its not an excuse, but
some of the kids have the
sniffles and thats the way we
played tonight. We didnt
come out and play aggres-
sively at all, and it cost us a
game we should have won,
said head coach Kevin Taylor.
The third period saw the
Archers pick it up offensively
with 13 points while holding
Hicksville to just six.
The blue and white chipped
away at the Aces margin and
trailed by just one, 24-23, on
back-to-back buckets.
Holding a slim two-point
lead, 26-24, heading into the
final eight minutes of play,
the Aces scored the first four
points to push their margin to
30-24, and while Antwerp got
a free throw from Jemison,
the Aces added four points on
a basket by Avery Demland
and two free throws by
Rachel Schroeder to pull
away by nine, 34-25.
Antwerp freshman Peyton
Short connected from behind
the arc followed by a 2-point
bucket from Jemison to bring
the Archers to within four 34-
30 with 33.8 seconds remain-
ing. Antwerp would get no
closer with the remaining
scoring coming from the foul
Our lack of aggressive-
ness and 25 turnovers isnt
going to get the job done,
said Taylor.
Leading scorer for the
Lady Archers was Jemison
with 11. Also scoring for
Antwerp were Braaten
(eight), Longardner (five),
Short (five) and Annie Miesle
Hicksville had two girls in
double digits with Sam Sell
leading the way with 11 and
teammate Rachel Schroeder
adding 10 for the 3-8 Aces.
The 1-8 Lady Archers will
be at Tinora on Friday when
they take on the 3-6 Lady
Rams with the junior varsity
tipping off at 6 p.m.
Panthers launch new year with double wins
Paulding boys head coach
Shawn Brewer is more than
pleased with his teams per-
formance this past weekend.
The Panthers launched 2014
with a pair of victories, winning
at Liberty Center, 49-44, on Fri-
day night, and then traveling to
Parkway for a 63-43 pasting of
the home team on Saturday
Coming back after the
Christmas holidays is always
tough, said Brewer. Were ex-
cited to keep things going.
The Panthers, who have won
four games in a row, improved
their mark to 7-2 following Sat-
urdays Parkway win.
The thing that pleased
Brewer at Liberty Center was
the fact that the Panthers con-
quered without the services of
Clinton Vance, who was out
with the flu.
Even though our starting
point guard was out, other guys
stepped up and handled the ball
lot; they helped us into our
sets, Brewer said.
I felt that we had one of our
better defensive efforts of the
season, added Brewer.
Paulding jumped out to a 16-
10 advantage at the end of the
first quarter and then held on to
a 23-18 halftime advantage.
Thanks to a tenacious defensive
effort, Paulding held on to a 37-
31 advantage at the end of three
Paulding fired at 55 percent
shooting to continue its steady
offensive effort. Kyle Kauser
led the Paulding effort with 14
points while Treston Gonzales
and Gerod Harder each finished
the night with 11 points.
In junior varsity action,
Paulding won, 42-36.
Paulding at Parkway
On Saturday night, it was
Panther against Panther as the
Paulding Panthers invaded
Parkway. Once again, the ma-
roon and white took a balanced
attack of shooters to chalk up
another solid 55 percent shoot-
ing night to post the 20-point
Guy Harder led the Paulding
attack in this one with 22 points
while Kyle Kauser posted 17
points. In addition, Treston
Gonzales slipped 12 points
through the iron to add to the
local cause.
Paulding opened up a 16-12
lead at the end of the first quar-
ter and then expanded it to 34-
20 at the halfway mark. The
Panthers continued to play
strong in the second half to cap-
ture the one-sided win.
They (Parkway) came out
with a little different defense
than we had faced, they came
out in a zone, said Brewer.
Our guys passed the ball well.
I thought it was one of our better
offensive efforts. Everybody got
a touch of the ball.
Paulding continues to main-
tain a busy schedule, traveling
to Bluffton for a conference
game on Friday, then traveling
to Fairview on Saturday. Tues-
day the Panthers play a makeup
game with Wayne Trace.
Concerning the Bluffton
game, Brewer said, Were
going down there and they are
going to have a very patient of-
fense. They like to spread it out
and then get a basket on you.
Were going to have to
make sure of our shots because
we are not going to get that
many good looks, continued
Brewer. Were going to have to
take advantage of every good
shot we get.
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Raider defense savages Napoleon
Trace moved to 4-1 on the
season as the Raiders over-
came a sluggish effort to post
a 45-34 win over Napoleon
Saturday night at the
Napoleon falls to 4-5 with
the loss.
Napoleon controlled the
opening quarter, using Anson
Lankenaus second trey to
take a 6-3 advantage.
After T.J. Blackmore hit
one of two foul shots for
Wayne Trace, the Wildcats
picked up a 3-pointer and a
basket from Blake Dunbar to
take an 11-6 lead after eight
minutes of action.
We struggled offensively
tonight, noted Raider head
coach Jim Linder. I thought
we got better as the night
went on, but we really never
established anything early.
While Wayne Trace was
unable to establish itself of-
fensively in the first quarter,
the Wildcats had even more
trouble in the second quarter.
Napoleon missed all seven
field goal attempts in the
stanza and missed three free
throw shots as well, as the
Wildcats were blanked on the
Meanwhile, the Raiders to-
taled 13 points in the period
in opening a 19-11 halftime
advantage. Devin Wenzlick
and Jake Arend each had a
pair of baskets for the red,
white and blue in the quarter.
Defensively, I thought our
effort was very good, Linder
continued. They had some
very good shooters and, for
the most part, we were able to
limit the amount of good
looks they got.
Napoleon answered with
the first six points of the third
quarter, trimming the deficit
to 19-17 following two
Lankenau foul shots.
A basket by Corbin Linder,
followed by an Ethan Linder
bucket and a Corbin Linder
trey, helped the Raiders
opened a 26-20 advantage
after three quarters.
Arend and Wenzlick started
the fourth quarter with con-
secutive baskets to push the
lead to 30-20 and, from that
point on, Wayne Trace settled
Napoleon got as close as
30-24 after a Lankenau
bucket but the Wildcats
couldnt cut into the deficit
any further. The Raiders an-
swered with six straight
points, culminated by an
Ethan Linder 3-point play, to
grab a 36-24 lead and cruised
from there.
I thought we played hard
tonight, added the Raider
mentor. We were able to get
contributions from a lot of
different players and they are
giving us quality minutes.
That is something that we
have to continue to develop.
Corbin Linder led the Raider
efforts with 15 points while
Wenzlick and Ethan Linder
added seven markers. Arend
and Blackmore also chipped in
six points each. Ethan Linder
picked up seven rebounds to
top Wayne Trace and David
Sinn grabbed five caroms.
Ethan Linder also dished out
three assists.
Lankenau topped the Wild-
cats with a dozen markers
while Michael Gilliland
chipped in eight markers. Dun-
bar picked up six caroms for
Napoleon and Gilliland had
three assists.
The Wildcat junior varsity
handed Wayne Trace its first
loss as Napoleon recorded a
39-34 win.
Brett Lauf had 13 points for
the visitors and Logan Peckin-
paugh had nine markers. Derek
Gerken had four rebounds and
Lauf had four assists.
Cole Shepherd led the
Raiders with nine points fol-
lowed by Gabe Wobler with
seven and Luke Miller posted
six. Shepherd also recorded six
rebounds while Justin Speice
picked up five caroms. Miller
picked up five steals.
Wayne Trace falls to 4-1 on
the season.
The Raiders will open Green
Meadows Conference action
on Thursday as they host Hol-
gate. Wayne Trace welcomes
in Delphos Jefferson on Satur-
day for a non-league battle.
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Wayne Traces David Sinn #40 scores on this reverse layup
against Napoleon last Saturday night.
Archers shoot down Stryker
Derek Smalleys 22 points lead Antwerp
STRYKER The Antwerp
Archers placed four players
in double figures while scor-
ing the most points in a con-
test so far this season with 67
in beating Stryker on Satur-
day night, 67-60.
The Archers improve to 5-
3 with the Panthers falling to
Leading the Archer attack
offensively was senior Derek
Smalley with 22 points, fol-
lowed by teammate Kaden
Brumett with 14 and 11 each
from Garrett Jones and Tren-
ton Copsey.
It was good to see Derek
hit his shots. I think hes back
and that will make us a much
better basketball team, said
head coach T.J. Hammer.
In a tight match-up
throughout the first half, the
Archers gained an early 7-6
lead on a Brumett 3-pointer
followed by a Colton Stout
bucket to keep Antwerp on
top, 9-8. Stryker built a four-
point margin and settled for a
16-14 advantage at the end on
The second quarter found
the Archers battling from be-
hind. On two occasions, the
blue and white was able to
knot the score when Smalley
connected on a couple of free
throws to even the score at 22
apiece followed by a 3-
pointer when Erik Miesle di-
aled in from long range to
even the score at 25.
Trailing by three down the
stretch, the Archers scored
the final four points of the
half on a bucket by Copsey
and a buzzer-beater from
Brumett to give the Archers a
29-28 lead at intermission.
Working hard to get the
lead at halftime was impor-
tant for us. It shifted the mo-
mentum back to us and we
came out and played a much
better second half, said
The Archers were able to
open up a lead in the third pe-
riod on the offensive play of
Jones and Smalley. Jones
scored a quick basket and
then added a traditional 3-
point play with 5:12 remain-
ing in the third for a 36-30
Archer lead.
Jones and Stout do not get
enough credit. As coaches, we
see what they do in practice
and they are the ones who do
the dirty work. They may not
score a lot of points, but they
get the job done rebounding
and playing aggressive in the
paint. Garrett (Jones) has good
footwork and he works hard to
get open, said Hammer.
Following a Tanner Clinga-
man bucket to pull the Panthers
to within four, 36-32, Smalley
reeled off the next nine points
for the Archers. Both Smalley
and Clingaman led their re-
spective teams with 22 points.
Smalley capped off the third
period with a 3-pointer to put
the Archers in control by dou-
ble digits, 49-38.
The fourth quarter was a
parade to the foul line with 27
foul shot taken. Clingaman
was the lone Stryker repre-
sentative at the charity stripe,
but made the most of his trips
hitting all eight attempts.
The Panthers managed to
whittle the Archer lead down
to six, 50-44, forcing an
Archer timeout, but the blue
and white responded with a
Brumett triple and two free
throws along with a couple of
throws from Copsey to push
the lead back to 12 at 58-46.
Joining Clingaman with 12
points was 6-foot-5 junior
Parker Ruffer.
I thought our bigs did a
good job against their bigs.
Parker is a great player and
we knew we had to slow him
down, but they also have
other players who are capable
of scoring. I felt like our guys
did a nice job, said Hammer.
The Archers, who have
won their last three games,
put 67 points on the board
with their previous high being
57 in a losing cause to Pet-
We arent afraid to play at
a faster pace. Tonight we
played a little quicker, but we
didnt force anything, said
Antwerp will be in action
at home on Thursday when
they host 7-2 Tinora in a key
Green Meadows Conference
match-up. The following
Monday, the Archers will be
on the road to Continental in
a game that was rescheduled
due to inclement weather.
Score by Quarters:
Antwerp 14 15 20 18-67
Stryker 16 12 10 22-60
Antwerp 67 Brumett 4 4-5 14, Smal-
ley 7 6-9 22, Stout 1 0-0 2, Williamson
2 0-2 4, Jones 5 1-1 11, Copsey 3 5-7
11, Miesle 1 0-0 3. Totals: 23 16-24 67.
Three point goals: Brumett 2, Smalley 2,
Miesle 1. Total fouls: 16.
Stryker 60 Beamont 3 0-1 7, Woolace
1 2-2 5, Chad Ruffer 2 0-0 6, Grisier 4
0-2 8, Parker Ruffer 5 2-2 12, Clingaman
7 8-8 22. Totals: 22 12-16 60. Three
point goals: Beamont 1, Woolace 1, C.
Ruffer 2. Total fouls: 21.
(Editors note: Team coaches are re-
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
Junior High Boys Basketball
Wayne Trace swept a pair of games
from county rival Paulding last week
in junior high boys basketball action.
In the opener of the day, the
Raider seventh graders recorded a
38-30 win over the maroon and
white. Caden Bland led the red,
white and blue with 11 markers
while Mox Price, Trae Sinn and Ko-
rbin Slade added eight markers a
piece. Josiah Linder (two) and Hay-
den Gillett (one) provided the other
Raider points. Miller had a dozen
markers for Paulding with Brewer
chipping in six.
Wayne Traces eighth grade
posted a 32-24 win over the Pan-
thers. Eli Sinn and Jake Kuhn both
found double digits with 12 and 11
markers, respectively. Josh Kuhn
(four), Weston Sinn (three) and
Noah Glass (two) rounded out the
Raider scorers. Bradford posted
eight points for the Panthers while
McGarvey chipped in six.
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Dustin Taylor, Jake Gerber, George Clemens; second row Sam Nickols, Brandon Laney, Josh Reel, Daron Showalter, Tyler
Showalter, Matt Baxter, Jacob Dingus, Caleb Schultz; back row Coach George Clemens, Justin Pierce, Andy Hicks, Riley
Moore, Zaine Cotterman, Chance Elliott, Rian James, Coach Dennis Stabler. Absent: Carl Elliott.
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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 Karen Stetins, church telephone number is 399-
2320, Sunday Worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.
Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, 203 W. Townline, Payne, 399-2576, Pas-
tor Very Rev. G. Allan Fillman, Masses: Saturday at 4:00 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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The Paulding Progress &
Weekly Reminder
QUESTION: My teenager
just got his learners permit
and Im nervous. Do you
have any advice for prepar-
ing him to drive?
JIM: There are plenty of
statistics and stories out there
to justify your concerns, so
youre wise to use this oppor-
tunity to teach safe driving
habits and influence your
young drivers behavior.
First, be patient and stay
cool. Teaching your son to
drive may be nerve-racking
for you, but its more so for
him. Give directions calmly
and clearly and be liberal
with encouragement and
Second, children will imi-
tate their parents, so model
safe driving habits for your
adolescent. Know the traffic
laws and enforce additional
limits based on his attitude
and skill. Observe the speed
limit and be courteous of
other drivers.
Third, consider phasing
your teen into full driving
privileges in steps. For exam-
ple, in stage one hes not al-
lowed to drive after dark,
while in stage two he can, but
only with adult supervision.
Fourth, emphasize basic
safety. Always require every-
one in the car to buckle up be-
fore the engine is started. He
should never drive if he is
drowsy and dont fail to drive
home the message that drink-
ing and driving kills. What-
ever your feelings about
alcohol, let him know that he
can always call you for a ride
to avoid being in a car with an
intoxicated driver.
Finally, if he refuses to cor-
rect unsafe driving habits,
confiscate the keys. The first
thing would-be drivers need
to learn is that driving is a
privilege, not a right. Your
first priority is not to win a
popularity contest, but to
keep him and others on the
road, alive and well, while he
learns to operate an automo-
bile safely and skillfully.
QUESTION: I know my
first responsibility to my
kids is as a parent, but how
can I build a friendship
with them?
vice president, Family Min-
istries: There are principles
and practices that are founda-
tional to all rich relationships.
When it comes to building a
friendship with your children,
these six are essential.
Articulate a lifetime com-
A commitment that says,
No matter what happens, I
am here for you, and will
never stop loving you, pro-
vides the foundation of trust
necessary for friendship to
develop with your child.
Become a student of your
Instead of forcing your
child to do something or be
someone theyre not, learn
who they are: their personal-
ity, natural talents, dreams,
fears, strengths and weak-
nesses. Interact with them
and encourage them accord-
ing to their individual unique-
ness and interests.
Schedule time together.
Set aside special time for
your child every day. Friend-
ships dont develop by
chance or accident, but are
the result of spending time to-
gether on a regular basis.
Be available.
Teachable moments, ill-
nesses and memorable events
dont always happen accord-
ing to our schedule. Some-
times, we must drop what
By Jim Daly
were doing, because our
children are more important.
By doing so, youll provide
them with a sense of security
and value.
Actively listen.
A good listener never as-
sumes they know what their
child is saying. By giving
your child your undivided at-
tention and asking clarifying
questions, youll be commu-
nicating that your childs
words and feelings are ex-
tremely important.
Use meaningful touch.
Not every friendship re-
quires an element of touch,
but for your kids its ab-
solutely essential. A gentle,
tender and warm touch from
a parent, hand holding, an
arm around the shoulder and
even bear hugs, provides
proven physiological and
psychological benefits for
kids, and communicates that
they are valued.
Building meaningful
friendships with children
takes time and effort. But if
you commit to and practice
these principles, then over
time a beautiful friendship
can blossom.
Winning the Battle for a Generation
By Rick Jones
exec. director, Defiance
Area Youth for Christ
What is Christmas about?
Paco Amodar, a pastor in
Little Village on Chicagos
west side, lives in a neigh-
borhood rife with gang vio-
lence. He tells the following
story about being invited to
lead a prayer vigil for a
young man who had been
gunned down by a rival
When I arrived at the
vigil, a large crowd of
young people, including
many known gang members
had already gathered around
the sidewalk where I would
be praying. I wondered,
What should I do? What
should I say?
I felt fearful and inade-
quate. Yet I also knew that
they had gathered for this
prayer vigil. So amid my
fears, I prayed silently,
Jesus, what do you want
me to do here?
As I looked out over the
crowd, I realized most of
these scary-looking gang
members were just kids,
mostly in their mid or late
teens, with some in their
twenties. I was old enough to
be their father. They had
surely been told repeatedly by
authority figures how wrong
their actions were and how
foolish gang activity was.
But, as I looked at these hurt-
ing teenagers, I wondered,
What would Jesus say to
these young people?
So, I asked permission to
speak from my heart. Then I
said, Since most of you are
half my age, I am the age of
your fathers. Would you
allow me to address you on
behalf of your fathers?
My son, my daughter,
would you forgive me for not
being there for you when you
were little? Will you forgive
me for not being there when
you took your first steps? Will
you forgive me for not being
there to play catch with you
when you were young? Will
you forgive me for leaving
you when you most needed
As the words poured from
my lips, I could not control
myself. Tears ran freely down
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DELTA Wayne Trace Varsity Wrestling
team competed in the Delta Duals this past
Wayne Trace finished with a 1-4 mark at the
Brian Stultz Memorial Dual competition. The
Raiders defeated Edgerton, 47-36. The losses
came to Clyde, 58-24; Athens, 45-36; Defi-
ance, 43-32; and Delta, 73-6.
Leading the Raiders was Riley Moore, who
was the lone Raider to go 5-0 on the day.
Moore pinned all five of his opponents.
George Clemens, Dustin Taylor and Ruger
Goeltzenleuchter all were 4-1 on the day. Josh
Reel was 3-2, Jacob Dingus and Justin Pierce
where each 2-3 on the day.
Matt Baxter, Rian James, Zaine Cotterman
and Darin Showalter all won one match. Jake
Gerber competed at the event, but fell short of
a victory.
Tyler Showalter re-injured his knee during
the first match with Delta. Brandon Laney also
was injured during the Edgerton match.
Coach Clemens commented that he was
proud of his team and how they competed.
We got just what we came for. Last year
we revamped our competition schedule and
sought out the best competition we could
find, Clemens said. Delta is the returning
state champions; Defiance, Clyde and Athens
are all Div. II schools with very competitive
wrestling programs. This is the type of
matches we need to prepare us for the post
I want to not only get as many wrestlers I
can to state, but I want to see them on the
podium, preferably at the top, the mentor
continued. I was very proud of Riley Moore.
He has improved so much in the last year. He
just really looks solid, and continues to im-
prove with each competition.
my cheeks. To my surprise,
many of them started to weep
with me. Something special
happened in that moment.
Following the gathering they
started to trust me even
though I had no credibility in
their world. I hadnt shared
their life, but I had shared
their pain.
What is Christmas about?
Is it not about Jesus Christ,
who tabernacled among us,
sharing in our pain and suffer-
ing? John writes John
1:10-12 (NIV) (10) He was in
the world and though the
world was made through him,
the world did not recognize
him. (11) He came to that
which was his own, but his
own did not receive him. (12)
Yet to all who received him,
to those who believed in his
name, he gave the right to be-
come children of God
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: de-
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Van Wert, OH
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
First Federal Bank of
the Midwest, 601 Clin-
ton Street, Defiance,
OH 43512,
Sean W. Sprouse, etc.,
et al. Defendants.
Case No. CI-13-236
John M. Liming
(0008159), of
Clemens, Korhn, Lim-
ing & Warncke, Ltd.
Block Six Business
419 Fifth Street, Suite
P. O. Box 787
Defiance, OH 43512-
Telephone: 419-782-6055
Facsimile: 419-782-3227
E m a i l :
Attorneys for Plaintiff
April L. Sprouse, whose
last known address was
9206 County Road 171,
Oakwood, Ohio; and
whose present residence
address is unknown and
whose place of resi-
dence cannot be ascer-
tained and, the unknown
spouse, heirs, devisees,
legatees, executors, ad-
ministrators, creditors
and assigns and the un-
known guardians of any
minor and/or incompe-
tent spouse, heirs, de-
visees or legatees of
April L. Sprouse, all of
whose addresses are un-
known and whose
places of residence can-
not be ascertained, shall
take notice that, on
Dec. 26, 2013, First
Federal Bank of the
Midwest filed a Com-
plaint in Foreclosure of
Mortgage in the above-
captioned action in the
Court of Common Pleas
of Paulding County,
Ohio, Courthouse, 115
North Williams Street,
Paulding, OH. The ob-
ject of the Complaint is
to foreclose the lien of
Plaintiffs mortgage
recorded upon the fol-
lowing described real
estate in which Plaintiff
alleges that the forego-
ing Defendants have or
may claim to have an in-
terest in the subject real
estate. Pursuant to
2703.141, the complete
street address for the
subject real estate is
9206 County Road 171,
Oakwood, Ohio, and the
parcel number is 08-
22S-017-00. You are
further advised that the
complete legal descrip-
tion of the parcel may be
obtained from the
county auditor.
Defendants are required
to answer within twenty-
eight (28) days to the last
publication of this Legal
Notice and to serve a
copy of their Answer
upon Plaintiff's attorney
who is John M. Liming,
P.O. Box 787, Defiance,
Ohio, 43512-0787, or
default judgment may
be granted against them,
forever barring assertion
of their claims.
Ann E. Pease
Paulding County Clerk
of Courts
115 North Williams
Paulding, Ohio 45879
Whose last known ad-
dress is: 759 E. Perry
Street, Paulding, OH
Please be notified that
pursuant to Revised
Code (R.C.) 5123.50
through 5123.54, the
Department of Develop-
mental Disabilities has
determined that there is
a reasonable basis for
believing that you have
committed misappropri-
ation and proposes to
issue an adjudication
order placing your name
on the registry of per-
sons (hereinafter
Abuser Registry)
found to have commit-
ted specified misconduct
including misappropria-
tion regarding an indi-
vidual developmental
disabilities while em-
ployed as a Develop-
mental Disabilities
employee. Develop-
mental Disabilities em-
ployee is defined in
R.C. 5123.50(C) as in-
cluding [a]n individual
who is employed in a
position that includes
providing specialized
services to an individual
with developmental dis-
abilities. Misappropri-
ation is defined in R.C.
5123.50(B) as depriv-
ing, defrauding, or oth-
erwise obtaining the real
or personal property of
an individual by any
means prohibited by the
Revised Code, including
violations of Chapter
2911. or 2913. of the Re-
vised Code.
You are charged with a
violation of R. C.
and/or (ii), to wit:
On or about August 1,
2011 through on or
about November 31,
2011, while working as
a Home Manager for
Champaign Residential
Services, Inc., an agency
that provides services to
individuals with devel-
opmental disabilities,
you took food stamps
and petty cash funds that
belonged to individuals
A.B., M.O. and N.S.
You used food stamps
totaling approximately
$390.00 to purchase
groceries for your own
personal use. You also
took $15 from each of
named individuals petty
cash funds totaling $45.
As a result of your ac-
tions, you were con-
victed of 4 counts of
Trafficking in or Illegal
Use of Food Stamps and
3 counts of Theft in case
number 12-CR-11280 in
the Defiance County,
Ohio Court of Common
You are entitled to a
hearing about these
charges if your written
request is received by
Vicki Jenkins, Associate
General Counsel, Ohio
Department of Develop-
mental Disabilities, 30
E. Broad St., 12th Floor,
Columbus, Ohio 43215,
within 30 days of this
notice. If no request is
received, an adjudica-
tion will be held in your
absence to determine
your placement on the
Registry. 20c1
Paulding County Agricultural Society
Profit & Loss
December 2012 through
November 2013
Ordinary Income/Expense Dec '12 - Nov 13
1110 - Pari-Mutual Tax 87.84
1220 - Season Tickets 130.00
1310 - Concessions 5,884.00
1390 - Other Activities 6,672.00
1490 - Other Sales by fairboard 1,918.30
1510 - Entry Fees and Declaration 2,780.00
1520 - Pari-Mutuals 441.70
1530 - Racing Program - Ads 550.00
1590 - Other Race Receipts 2,080.00
1710 - Electricty - Reimbursement 7,850.68
1810 - Class Entry Fees 1,731.00
1820 - Membership Fees 19.00
1910 - Rental - Grounds 3,040.00
1920 - Rental - Buildings 1,335.00
1930 - Rental - Camp Sites 3,205.00
1950 - Rental - Stalls, Pens, Barns 2,882.00
1960 - Rental - Storage 6,975.00
2110 - Ohio Fairs Fund 1,301.48
2130 - Ohio Fairs Fund C 1,000.00
2140 - Ohio Fairs Fund D 31,732.00
2150 - Jr. Fair Reimbursements 4,240.70
2210 - County Government Grant 800.00
2230 - County Jr. Fair Funds 500.00
2290 - Other Govt Support 8,700.00
3110 - Gifts and Donations Restricted 29,573.67
3190 - Other Restricted Support 221,808.04
3210 - Gifts and Donations 4,767.11
3230 - Sponsorships 25,650.00
Total Income 377,654.52
4090 - Other Wages 1,500.00
6110 - Board of Director's Expense -1,432.00
6120 - Secretary/Treasurer's Expense 151.19
6140 - Memberships 125.00
6210 - Race Trophies & Blankets 1,174.36
6290 - Other Race Expenses 879.80
6300 - Supplies Purchased for Resale 1,975.17
6410 - Office Supplies 329.92
6420 - Ground Maintenance 2,034.74
7110 - Electricity 25,722.48
7130 - Propane 487.00
7140 - Water 9,166.12
7150 - Telephones 818.28
7210 - Race Tax Expenses 67.11
7220 - Race Purse 34,324.00
7230 - Starting Gate 900.00
7240 - Photo Finish 800.00
7260 - Announcer, Judges etc 1,540.00
7290 - Other Race Related Expenses 1,275.00
7320 - Auditing and Accounting 5,817.00
7340 - Contractual Entertainment 8,681.69
7350 - Ride Company Expenses 12,000.00
7390 - Other Services Expense 441.70
7440 - Cleaning and Janitorial Service 521.45
743G - Grounds Keeping Prop Expenses 1,829.08
7480 - Taxes to Gov't 406.43
7510 - Legal Ads 108.38
7520 - Newspaper Ads 37.00
7530 - Radio and TV Ads 1,001.00
7540 - Printing and Publication Fees 2,660.54
7630 - Building & Site Repairs 34,507.95
7720 - Insurance - Liability 7,670.00
7870 - Rent/Lease Equip. & Supplies 1,619.00
9110 - Sr. Judges Expenses 845.00
9120 - Sr. Fair Prem, ribbon, trophy 2,990.25
9290 - Other Contest Expense 5,528.04
9310 - Junior Fair Judges 5,069.75
9320 - Junior Fair Premiums 3,678.00
9390 - Other Junior Fair Expenses 221,734.55
Total Expense 398,984.98
Net Ordinary Income -21,330.46
Net Income -21,330.46
Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Paulding County Progress - 11A
JUST PHONE 419-399-4015
12A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, January 8, 2014
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