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Health fair today
PAULDING The annu-
al Health, Business and
Industry Fair, sponsored by
Paulding County Senior
Center, will be held from
11 a.m.-2 p.m. today,
March 19 at the county ex-
tension building at the fair-
grounds. Admission is free.
Exchange student
to speak at JPHS
Paulding Historical Society
will hold its quarterly gen-
eral meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 25 at the
museum located across
from the fairgrounds. The
public is invited and en-
couraged to attend.
The program for the
evening will feature
Paulding Countys foreign
exchange students. Please
come and hear about their
countries and find out what
they like about ours. Re -
freshments will be served.
Early childhood
screening is
March 21
PAULDING A free de-
velopmental screening for
children from birth to age 5
will be held from 11 a.m.-3
p.m. Friday, March 21 at
St. Paul Lutheran Church
in Paulding.
In case school is can-
celed, the screening will be
held April 4.
The early childhood
years from birth to the start
of kindergarten are an im-
portant time of rapid learn-
ing and growth. Early
screening is a quick and
simple way to identify, at
an early stage, possible
learning or health concerns
so that children can get
needed help before starting
This screening will be
used for checking age-ap-
propriate development in
the areas of communica-
tion, motor, cognitive, so-
cial and adaptive behav-
iors. The event is coordi-
nated by Help Me Grow,
Departments of Education,
Paulding County Hospital,
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 in-
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Some of the highlights of
the tour at Oakwood included
seeing the cooler where eggs
are held until they are put in
the incubators, viewing a por-
tion of the 95 incubators in the
hatchery, watching a demon-
stration of the egg candling
process which takes place on
the 10th day of incubation, vis-
iting the hatching room where
the poult emerge from the
eggs, and observing in the pro-
cessing room where poults are
prepared for shipment.
Baby turkeys, or poults, are
hatched from eggs from 10
Cooper-owned breeder farms,
eight of which are in Paulding
County. The hatching process
takes 28 days. Eggs, about 1.5
million each month, are incu-
bated at specific conditions for
a period of 25 days. Then they
are moved to the hatchers for
three days.
Once they have hatched,
poults are prepared for next-
day shipment, to customer
specifications. They are
sexed to determine if they
are toms or hens, beaks re-
ceive an infrared treatment
while nails have a microwave
procedure. These two prevent
the birds from harming them-
selves or other birds.
Depending on the customers
requests, the young birds are
medicated to prevent disease
in transit.
Part of the hatch is sent to
Fort Recovery to be grown out
for meat production within the
company. Others are sold to
other producers. In an average
hatch, 52 percent are toms and
48 percent are hens. Seventy-
five percent of the toms stay at
Cooper Farms. The remainder
of the poults are sold across
the U.S., Canada and overseas.
There are four divisions of
the Cooper Farms turkey oper-
ation: the hatchery at
Oakwood, brooder and growth
facilities at Fort Recovery,
processing plant at St. Henry
and the cooked meats plant at
Van Wert.
chance was there for the tak-
ing. But the Crestview defense
kept Wayne Trace from grab-
bing the opportunity.
The top-ranked and unbeat-
en Knights limited the Raiders
to 27 percent shooting and
made just enough plays at piv-
otal times to lift Crestview to a
44-34 victory in the Division
IV regional championship at
the Stroh Center on the cam-
pus of Bowling Green State
Un i v e r s i t y
Friday night.
W a y n e
Trace had op-
por t uni t i es .
The Raiders
trailed only 25-
21 when
Knight head
coach Jeremy Best called
timeout with 4:27 left in the
third quarter.
After a Knight missed shot,
a Raider turnover kept the
local squad from getting clos-
er. Following baskets by
Crestviews Damian Helm and
Wayne Traces Corbin Linder,
the Raiders still were within
four at 27-23.
However, Wayne Trace
closed the quarter by missing
its final three shots while
adding a turnover as the top-
ranked team in the state added
a Cam Etzler basket to grab a
29-23 advantage after three
quarters. The Raiders would
never get any closer.
They play tremendous de-
fense and it showed again
tonight, noted Raider head
coach Jim Linder of the
Knights. They force you out
of what you want to do.
The Knights expanded the
lead to 35-26 early in the
fourth quarter on a pair of
Tyson Bolenbaugh foul shots
before two free throws from
Ethan Linder pulled the
Raiders within 35-28.
A Helm bucket and two
Jake Arend free throws kept
the margin at seven before
Bolenbaugh sealed the
Crestview win.
Two free throws by the sen-
ior made it 39-30 before an
old-fashioned three point play
by Bolenbaugh extended the
lead to 42-30.
The last time we played
them, we felt
their guards re-
ally hurt us,
continued the
Raider mentor.
We wanted to
limit their scor-
ing opportuni-
ties and keep
them from getting open looks
outside. We did a good job of
that I thought. But that opened
up chances for their big kids
(Helm and Bolenbaugh) and
they really hurt us. That team
has every piece of the puzzle.
An early deficit didnt help
Wayne Trace.
Crestview jumped in front
13-2 after one quarter and led
by as much as 16-2 after a 3-
point play by Preston Zaleski
early in the second stanza.
The Raiders, though, would
battle their way back.
Wayne Trace got within 23-
14 at the intermission behind
five points each in the period
from Devin Wenzlick and
Corbin Linder.
I am proud of the way our
guys battled tonight, Linder
added. Our kids never gave
up and they gave it everything
See REGIONALS, page 2A
Boys Regional Final
Raider dream ends to rival Knights
Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress
The Raiders Ethan Linder #15, takes a contested shot against a tight Crestiew last Friday
night at Bowing Green.
State ag directors visit highlights
importance of Ohio agribusiness
Denise Gebers/Paulding County Progress
Ohios Department of Agriculture director David Daniels learned a bit about hatchling poults
from Cooper Farms hatchery manager Jim Meeks during a tour March 13 at the Oakwood plant.
The director stopped at three Cooper Farms locations during the day as part of his observance
of Ohio Agriculture Week, March 10-14.
Progress Staff Writer
could stop Ohio Department
of Agriculture Director David
T. Daniels from keeping his
appointments for visits with
three Cooper Farms locations
in northwest Ohio last week.
Not eight inches of snow the
day before. Not the below-
zero temperatures couple with
ice-covered roads. They did,
however, slow him down.
Daunting weather aside, as
part of the directors observa-
tion of Ohio Agriculture
Week, March 10-14, he toured
the Cooper Farms Hatchery
north of Oakwood before trav-
eling to the CF Cooked Meats
location north of Van Wert and
the CF Feed and Animal
Production facilities at Fort
Joining him at Oakwood
were State Representative
Tony Burkley and Senator
Cliff Hite. Representing the
Cooper family were CEO Jim
Cooper, Cole Cooper and
Greg Cooper.
Following a brief video
overview about the Cooper
Farms and a short history from
Jim Cooper, hatchery manager
Jim Meeks guided a tour of the
Just prior to the tour,
Daniels thanked the Cooper
family for allowing the visit
and said, Your familys story
of growing from 300 birds for
egg money during the
Depression to the current op-
eration, which is quite large
For more game
coverage and
season reviews,
see inside
Denise Gebers/Paulding County Progress
Nearly 10,000 turkey eggs are in this incubator at the Cooper
Farms Hatchery north of Oakwood. It is one of 95 such units
that allow the company to hatch 15 million poults (baby
turkeys) annually. Ohio Department of Agriculture director
David Daniels toured the facility March 13.
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ANTWERP Final ownership of
the Antwerp ball fields moved a step
closer at the Antwerp Village Council
meeting on Monday. Also, council
heard Workers Compensation rates
dropped significantly, and new loca-
tions for the police station and village
fiscal officer are in the works.
On March 6, the ball fields went to
the auction block as a part of a sher-
iffs sale at the Paulding County
courthouse. The ball fields were part
of the collateral used for a loan to se-
cure the old Antwerp School that
eventually became an assisted living
facility. The facility owners defaulted
on their revolving loan and eventual-
ly filed bankruptcy, forcing the prop-
erty into a sheriffs sale.
The county commissioners pur-
chased the property for $32,000 at the
sheriffs sale with the idea of turning
the property over to the village of
Antwerp and remaining as ball fields
for the community and its young peo-
ple to enjoy.
In an interview earlier on Monday
with Tony Zartman, the commission-
er said, Just about every young per-
son has played on those fields at one
time or another. We (commissioners)
wanted to do what we could to pre-
serve the fields that would benefit not
only Antwerp, but the entire county.
Council passed a motion to accept
the donation of the ball park property
from the commissioners.
The plan is for the village to set up
a renewable lease of the property in
order for it to continue to be used for
its intended purpose of playing base-
Fiscal Officer Loretta Baker re-
ported that Workers Compensation in
the amount of $33,400 was paid out
last year. However, this year the
amount the village will pay has
dropped to $8,565. Thats some
good news. We first received word
that our estimate would be $16,800
but it turned out to be much less,
said Baker.
Police Chief George Clemens
thanked Mayor Tom VanVlerah and
the council for working together to
provide the new police station that is
located next door to its previous loca-
tion. The old station will now be con-
verted into a new office that will be
home for fiscal officer Loretta Baker.
A motion was made and passed to
start the process for renting the farm
land located near the lagoon. The
lease for the 22.4-acre tract will ex-
pire at the end of 2014. Competitive
bids will be received at a later date
with January 2015 being the begin-
ning lease date. For the past five
years, the lease has been with R and
R Farms.
Chief Clemens reminded the coun-
cil that snow, leaves, sticks, or other
materials are not to be placed in the
streets. This winter, people have
used their snow blowers to put their
snow in the streets and if that contin-
ues to be done we will cite them,
Clemens said.
Village Administrator Sara Keeran
shared with council that two water
services froze under Ohio 49 during
the extreme cold weather. The lines
were thawed at the cost of $4,000.
The second reading was heard of a
resolution requesting the county au-
ditor to certify to the village the total
current tax valuation and the dollar
amount of revenue that would be
generated by 1-mill for a renewal
levy for current expenses.
The following ordinance and two
resolutions were declared an emer-
gency and were unanimously passed:
An ordinance adding a section to
the personnel manual concerning
compensation when weather emer-
gencies are declared for Paulding
A resolution authorizing the
mayor to prepare and submit an ap-
plication to the county commission-
ers for fiscal year 2014 competitive
community development block grant
critical infrastructure program and to
execute contracts as required for wa-
terline repairs and/or replacement
along West Woodcox Street located
between Madison and Wayne streets.
The grant would pay for 100 percent
of construction in the amount of
$145,063. The engineering work in
the amount of $26,250 would be paid
by the village as a match. Work on
the project would begin in 2015.
A resolution allowing the village
to purchase real estate adjacent to the
Maumee Cemetery and enter into an
agreement for cemetery purposes.
The property value set at $13,000
would be purchased by three parties
(Village of Antwerp, cemetery board,
Carryall Township) with each paying
one-third the amount.
Clemens gave his monthly report
that included 129 calls for service
during February and 12 offenses re-
ferred to Mayors Court.
Mark Holtsberry was in attendance
and reported that he is running for
county commissioner on the republi-
can ticket. Holtsberry fielded ques-
tions and asked for the councils sup-
worked and what they would
do differently.
Committee president Mike
Kauser said the group is
tweaking dimensions for
pens, determining new gates
plus location for electrical
outlets and wash racks to as-
sure there is no wasted space
in the facilities.
Kauser said it is looking
like outfitting the buildings
may cost more than originally
anticipated. He gave an exam-
We can expect to spend
between $4,000 and $5,000
on a new set of scales. The
state wont allow the old set to
be used due to certifications,
he said, noting that the group
had hoped to be able to reuse
the scales now on the grounds.
It is anticipated that the
number of electrical outlets
will be nearly double of those
available in the current barns.
Kauser said the committee
wants outlets to be beyond
sufficient without being ex-
Next step in the process will
be preparing a specification
package for potential bidders.
Bids are expected to be let in
the late spring or early sum-
mer, according to Kauser.
McClure said Spencer
Beckman, a Paulding FFA
alumni and former livestock
showman, has been drawn
into the project. His special
skills as a CAD designer with
B.A. Beilharz, an architect out
of Defiance, have been valu-
He has been attending
meetings, interpreting the
committees vision and put-
ting it to paper, she said.
Hes been instrumental in
this project and very accom-
At a recent Monday night
meeting, the group made a
lot of progress on interior pen
dimensions for the different
species and electrical needs.
We are currently working on
the specifications of each
building for the architects and
bid package, said Kauser.
Once the details are set, the
spec packages will be avail-
able for contractors interested
in working on the project.
Several have already ap-
proached committee members
to express an interest. These
will be contacted.
We are in the process of fi-
nalizing prints for permits
with our architect and creating
a spec package for bidding,
said McClure.
Plans are in the works to
construct two 60x90 and one
40x100 pole barns. The
smaller pair would house the
sheep and goats in one and
poultry in the other. Swine
projects would go in the
longer barn.
The new layouts will open
up 1,400 additional square
feet for use.
Community support of the
project is still being sought.
I feel pretty confident the
$250,000 will be reached be-
fore this years fair, said
McClure. Most of what has
been received were $1,000
donations at a time from farm
families who have had kids or
grandkids involved in 4-H or
FFA. I think that speaks vol-
umes about the support of our
community has for our kids.
We want to raise as much
as we can, because we dont
know the costs of the interior
work and storm sewer sys-
tem, she continued. Any
money raised over the actual
costs of the project will go
into a maintenance fund for
the buildings.
McClure said this project
has caught the eyes of other
groups around the state.
Several counties have been in
contact with her to see how
the funding and building
process is working here.
Groundbreaking for the
project is still projected for
this fall after the Flat Rock
Creek Fall Festival.
Attendance at the (com-
mittee) meetings has been
fabulous, concluded
McClure. The fair will be an-
chored by some really nice
buildings. We are making
strides. We should be really
proud of our fairgrounds.
More information is avail-
able by talking with a member
of the Friends of the Fairs
Building for the Future Fund
committee. People compris-
ing this body, in addition to
Kauser and McClure, are:
Rusty Rager, Spencer
Beckman, Steve Sukup, Mark
Spangler, Dan Howell, Tim
Shafer, Mike Molitor, Ryan
McClure, Roy Klopfenstein
and Lonnie Miller.
Progress Staff Writer
PAULDING Plans for the
trio of new animal barns for
the Paulding County
Fairgrounds continue, as com-
mittee members look to see
them in use at the 2015 fair.
Members of the Friends of
the Fair committees Building
for the Future Fund met in
mid-February and again last
week as part of their research
and development portion of
their project.
Fundraising efforts have
produced $242,000 towards
an estimated $250,000 to put
up the barns which will house
junior fair swine, poultry and
goat projects.
Currently, members are at-
tempting to pin down particu-
lars of the interior design.
They have been in contact
with senior fair board depart-
ment heads in those areas to
evaluate and determine the
best layouts for the barns.
We want to include what is
necessary, noted Lisa
McClure, executive director
of the Paulding County Area
Foundation which is adminis-
tering the funds for this proj-
ect and a committee member.
We want to put the best
buildings up for the money.
These buildings will be long-
lasting, used for generations.
We want to get it right the first
She related committee
members have been asking
other county fair boards that
have completed their own
building projects about their
experiences of what has
they had. We had some very
tired kids out there at the end.
The contest brought to the
end the careers of Wayne
Trace seniors Colby Speice,
Devin Wenzlick and T.J.
Blackmore. Speice posted four
points, three rebounds, a
blocked shot and two assists in
his final game with Wenzlick
recording seven markers, six
boards and three blocked
shots. Blackmore didnt score
but did see action in the re-
gional championship as well.
Corbin Linder led the local
squad with ten points while
Ethan Linder added nine. Jake
Arend also had four markers.
David Sinn and Corbin Linder
also picked up six caroms each
for the Raiders. Corbin Linder
dished out three assists as well.
Wayne Trace finished the
night 10 of 37 from the field
(27 percent) while Crestview
was 14 of 39 (36 percent). The
Knights converted 13 of 19
free throws (68 percent) com-
pared to the Raiders 12 of 14
(86 percent). Crestview won
the battle of the boards 30-28
and committed fewer
turnovers, 8-14.
We had an outstanding sea-
son and this team has a lot to
be proud of, concluded the
Raider head coach. These
kids played through a lot this
year. Three of our four losses
were to the No. 1 team in the
state. It was a great year.
ANTWERP Paulding
County sheriffs deputies
conducted a traffic stop in the
Village of Antwerp on Feb.
19. During the traffic stop,
deputies identified what they
believed to be products for
the manufacturing of
methamphetamine in plain
According to Sheriff Jason
K. Landers, the investigation
revealed a mobile meth lab in
the vehicle.
Deputies placed Jonathon
Wells, 40, of Paulding, in cus-
tody at the scene for illegal
assembly or possession of
chemicals for the manufac-
ture of drugs.
Deputies continued their
investigation and eventually
presented the case to the
grand jury, which returned in-
dictments against Wells and
the passenger in the vehicle at
the time of the initial stop,
Amber N. Clevinger.
Clevinger, 26, of Antwerp,
was charged with illegal man-
ufacture of drugs.
Sheriff Landers released
the information last week
after the grand jury convened.
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PAULDING A Paulding County grand
jury returned indictments against nine persons
on Thursday, March 13.
The individuals will be arraigned in
Paulding County Common Pleas Court.
Those indicted were:
Dustin A. Wrobleski, age 25, address un-
known, one count rape, felony of the first de-
Jonathan L. Wells, 40, of Paulding, one
count each illegal manufacture of drugs, sec-
ond-degree felony; and illegal assembly or
possession of chemicals for the manufacture
of drugs, third-degree felony.
Amber Clevinger, 26, Antwerp, one
count illegal manufacture of drugs, second-
degree felony.
Jonathon M. Villareal, 23, Cecil, one
count felonious assault, felony of the second
Jeffery P. Klender, 39, of Antwerp, one
count perjury, third-degree felony.
Melinda Gonzales, 29, address unknown,
one count failure to appear, fourth-degree
Johnathan Coyne, 26, Van Wert, two
counts nonsupport of dependents, felony of
the fifth degree.
Eric D. Mason, 24, Paulding, one count
forgery, fifth-degree felony.
Fidel Gomez Gutierrez, 25, Paulding,
one count forgery felony of the fifth degree.
Grand jury indicts nine
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Jake Arend #25 drops in two on a rare uncontested shot
against Crestview last Friday night in tournament play.
ON STAGE THIS WEEKEND Paulding High School Drama presents The Beverly
Hillbillies this Friday and Saturday, March 21-22 at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditeria. Seniors
in this years production are, standing Guy Harder performing a cameo appearance of
Jethrine and fireman, Chase Gideon as Brewster and detective Frank Richards, Nick
Hitchcock as Jed, Kaity Roughton as Granny; and seated Gerod Harder as Jethro and
Rachel Nicelley as cousin Perl. Tickets are $5 presale at the high school office and $8 at the
door. Yall come now! Ya hear!
Traffic stop nets mobile meth lab
Antwerp Council accepts ball field land donation
A devoted husband and fa-
ther, Steve Hill was married to
Jeri Hill for 35 years. They re-
cently relocated to the Gulf
Shores of Alabama where Steve
went home to be with Jesus,
Sunday, March 9.
Steve Hill was born in
Ankara, Turkey in 1954 to a
military family. Later they
moved to Huntsville, Alabama.
In his early teen years, his strug-
gle with drug addiction began,
resulting in several run-ins with
the law.
In 1975, Steves life took a
dramatic turn after a near death
experience due to a drug over-
dose. He had been suffering for
three days with violent convul-
sions when a Lutheran vicar
visited his home and offered to
pray with him. As Steve called
upon the name of Jesus, the
convulsions ceased and he was
healed, delivered, and glori-
ously made new.
Shortly after his miraculous
conversion, his past caught up
with him and he was arrested
due to several unlawful activi-
ties prior to receiving Christ.
Steve was facing serious felony
charges and should have been
incarcerated. However, God in-
tervened and instead of prison,
he was probated to the Teen
Challenge drug and alcohol pro-
Upon graduating, he was se-
lected to attend David Wilker-
sons Twin Oaks Bible
Academy in Lindale, Texas,
where he met his future wife,
Jeri Larson. They were married
in 1979. The young couple soon
entered into full time ministry,
and began working with Out-
reach Ministries of Alabama
under the direction of Jim Sum-
From Alabama, they went on
to serve as youth pastors in
Panama City and Tallahassee,
Florida. They soon began to
sense a call to foreign missions,
and doors opened for them to
relocate to Argentina to plant
In a span of seven of years,
they planted seven churches in
Argentina and held crusades
throughout South America.
Their ministry expanded to
planting several churches and
establishing Teen Challenge
centers in Granada, Spain and
Baranovichi, Belarus. Steve
was preparing for a crusade in
Belarus when his plans were di-
vinely diverted.
On Fathers Day 1995, he
was invited to preach a service
at Brownsville Assembly of
God in Pensacola, Florida. Re-
vival ignited, sparking what
soon became known around the
world as the Brownsville Re-
vival. This was the longest run-
ning church revival in American
history to date, drawing a cumu-
lative attendance of over four
million people from more than
150 nations.
Steve preached four nights a
week for five years during the
revival, and hundreds of thou-
sands came to Christ and re-
ceived a fresh touch from God.
He began holding arena cru-
sades throughout America and
across the world. Burdened with
the desire to reach the multi-
tudes who couldnt come to the
revival, in 2000 he relocated his
ministry to Dallas, Texas, where
international travel would be
more easily facilitated.
While at a crusade in Vienna,
Austria in 2002, the Lord spoke
to him, instructing him that it
was time to plant a church in the
Dallas/Fort Worth area. In 2003,
he founded Heartland World
Ministries Church and a year
later established Heartland
School of Ministry. He served
as senior pastor until 2012,
when his battle with cancer ren-
dered him unable to continue.
Despite the brutal affects of
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melanoma, he continued to
minister by launching several
Internet evangelism projects in-
cluding ProdigalsOnly.com, a
website that has helped to lead
thousands of prodigals back
home to Jesus. During this time
Steve also wrote several books
and numerous articles, in addi-
tion to launching a television
broadcast called From the
Following the example set by
his own spiritual fathers David
Wilkerson and Leonard Raven-
hill, Steve sought to invest him-
self into the future generation of
young evangelists and minis-
ters. He spent hours pouring
into these upcoming leaders,
training, discipling, and equip-
ping them for the work of the
ministry, often disregarding his
own pain and physical limita-
Steve Hill has been hailed as
one of the greatest evangelists
of this generation, known
worldwide for his passion for
Jesus and his selfless dedication
to reach the lost. His message of
revival and repentance has truly
touched the hearts of millions.
Steves heart was always on
reaching the lost whether
preaching to the multitudes or
sharing Jesus with people one-
on-one. Often times, he would
step away from the crowds that
came to his meetings to give a
word of encouragement to a lit-
tle child or to spend a few min-
utes praying with a drug addict,
a prostitute or gang member. He
preached with tears and regard-
less of the occasion, whether a
wedding, graduation services,
or funerals, was poised to give
an altar call to the lost.
His greatest desire was to see
Jesus one day and cast the
crown of his rewards at the feet
of his Lord. His family mourns
his loss but is filled with joy
knowing that Steve is now face
to face with the One he loved so
dearly. Finally he has heard
those long awaited words,
Well done, my good and faith-
ful servant.
Steve gave everything he had
to whatever the Lord asked of
him. Nothing was ever done
halfheartedly but with complete
dedication. He was meticulous,
always striving for excellence in
every detail. He lived life with
intense passion, giving his heart
and soul to everything he did,
which is why in 34 years of
ministry, he accomplished the
work of several lifetimes.
He is preceded by his father
Frederick Whiting Hill and his
mother Ann Eskelinen Hill. He
is survived by his wife, Jeri Hill;
son, Ryan Hill; daughter,
Shelby (Aaron) Levy; and
daughter, Kelsey Hill; sister,
Marcia (Daniel) Pate, George
(Lynn) Hill, and Susan (Fred)
Funeral service was held Fri-
day, March 14 at Brownsville
Assembly of God Church.
Faith Chapel Funeral Home
North, 1000 Hwy 29S, Canton-
ment, Fla., was in charge of
arrangements. You may express
condolences online at
Warner, age 61, went to his
Heavenly home on Sunday,
March 9.
He was born June 1, 1952 in
Alma, Mich., the son of Bret
Hunt and Loretta Jean (Hagen)
Warner. He served in the U.S.
Navy for over 20 years and
was a member of the VFW
Post #587.
He leaves behind his loving
wife, April (Dix) Warner;
aunts, uncles; nieces and
He was preceded in death by
his parents; stepfather, Frank
Warner; a sister, Debra; and
two brothers, Rusty and an in-
Funeral services were held
Friday, March 14 at St. Paul
Evangelical Lutheran Church,
Paulding. Burial will be at a
later date. Den Herder Funeral
Home, Paulding, was in charge
of arrangements.
Donations may be made in
lieu of flowers to the family c/o
Den Herder Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be
sent to www.denherderfh.com.
Budd, 82, of Oakwood, died at
6:17 a.m. Wednesday, March
12 at Defiance Area In-patient
Hospice Center.
He was
born Jan.
28, 1932 in
Dupont to
the late
Wi l l i a m
and Thelma
( Ra mb o )
Budd. On
June 11,
1955, he married Alice Weber,
who died Dec. 3, 2009. Dane
retired from General Motors in
1989, after working there over
37 years. He was a veteran of
the U.S. Army. Dane was a
member of the UAW #211, Ea-
gles, Defiance VFW Post
3360, Amvets and the Moose.
He was an avid clock collec-
tor, turtle trapper and enjoyed
metal detecting. Dane and
Alice enjoyed traveling the
country on bus or train trips.
Dane is survived by two
sons, Lonnie (Rhonda) Budd
and Jeff (Marie) Budd, all of
Oakwood; four grandchil-
dren, Rachel (Rob) Vance,
Brandy Spice, Jeffrey Budd
and Rochelle Budd; five
great-grandchildren and one
on the way; three brothers,
Donald (Jean) Budd of Kun-
kle, Homer Budd of Lima and
Ronnie Budd of Bowling
Green; a sister, Judy (Marv)
Brenzo of Norwalk; many
nieces and nephews and many
special friends, too many to
Dane also was preceded in
death by four sisters, Fern
Crampton, Dolly Luderman,
Nancy Myers and Pat Wilson;
and three brothers, John,
Robert and David Budd.
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A funeral service was held
Monday, March 17 at Heit-
meyer Funeral Home, Oak-
wood, with Pastor Stan
Harmon officiating. Military
graveside rites by Defiance
VFW Post 3360 followed in
Sherman Cemetery, Charloe.
Memorials may be given to
the Auglaize Chapel Church
of God.
Condolences may be sent
to www.heitmeyerfuneal-
Free, age 50, died Thursday,
March 13, at her residence.
She was born March 29,
1963 in Paulding, the daugh-
ter of William and Martha
(Reinhart) Wilhelm. On July
19, 1985, she married Alan R.
Free. She was employed by
the former Patrick Young
Law Office as
secretary/bookkeeper. She
was a member of Divine
Mercy Catholic Parish,
She is survived by her hus-
band, Alan Free, Paulding; a
daughter, Elizabeth Beth
(Mark) Barnes, Lees Summit,
Mo.; two brothers, Randy
(Vicki) Wilhelm and Mitch
(Amy) Wilhelm, both of
Paulding; a sister, Angie
(Tim) Bostelman, Payne; and
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death
by her parents; and a sister,
Deborah Ann Wilhelm.
A Mass of Christian Burial
was held Monday, March 17
at Divine Mercy Catholic
Parish, Paulding. Burial was
in St. Paul Cemetery, Pauld-
ing. Den Herder Funeral
Home, Paulding, was in
charge of arrangements.
Donations may be made to
Masses or the Paulding VFW
Post #587 Womens Auxil-
Online condolences may be
sent to www.denherderfh.com.
PAYNE Delane Schmidt,
79, of Payne, passed away
Friday, March 14.
(Smith) Scott, 87, of Van Wert,
passed away at 12:05 p.m.
Sunday, March 16 at Van Wert
Inpatient Hospice Center.
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VAN WERT The Vantage Career Center
Board of Education appropriated the last of
the construction funds from the schools
budget. District Treasurer Lori Davis pre-
sented a list of additions to the appropriation
list for fiscal year 2014 which included an ad-
ditional $20,000 in revenues appropriated and
over $111,000 more in expenses. Davis noted
that this zeroed out several accounts related to
the renovation project, but that money should
be used by the end of the school year.
Davis also noted that Vantage received more
than $200,000 as part of the districts share of
the payments made from Blue Creek Wind
Farm. From Paulding County, $82,000 went
to Vantage while from Van Wert County the
district received $141,000. That money was
part of the payment in lieu of taxes presented
to each county treasurer.
Vantage is still waiting for final confirma-
tion on the green energy status of the building
following the renovation project. Superintend-
ent Staci Kaufman reported that the district is
assured of at least a gold LEEDS rating, but
may have enough points from its solar field to
qualify for platinum. The rating signifies how
environmentally efficient the building is. Final
notification on the building is expected any
Board members approved new contracts for
a few staff members: MaryAnn Hall, Pete
Prichard, Adelina Alvarez, Lucas Compton,
Lori Gunderman, James Martin, John Ring-
wald, and Jourdan Tomlinson. The retirement
of Kent Taylor, electricity instructor was ac-
cepted as of May 31. Ben Winans was ap-
pointed as the districts homeless liaison.
In other action, the board approved
overnight field trips for FFA, BPA, Skills
USA, and FCCLA, approved the 2014-15
school calendar, the Van Wert Community
Reinvestment Agreement with Rhodes Invest-
ment, and the reinvestment area tax exemption
with Justin and Amber Huff of Continental.
The board also accepted donations from
Millers Textile Services, Advanced Chassis
of Antwerp, Ottawa Gladorf Rotary Club, and
the Hicksville Rotary Club.
4A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Sheriffs Report
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lish public records as they are reported or released by var-
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published without exception, to preserve the fairness and
impartiality of the Progress and as a news service to our
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
March 11 51 35 -0- -0- 5
March 12 52 30 0.27 1.1 3
March 13 31 5 1.20 7.0 9
March 14 28 3 -0- -0- 8
March 15 52 28 -0- -0- 2
March 16 44 24 -0- -0- 1
March 17 25 12 -0- -0- 1
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Looking for copy
of Grover Hill
history book
Dear Editor,
My name is Barbara
Pletcher. I live in Columbus.
My husband is Terry Pletcher,
who was the grandson of Car-
rie Pletcher, a former resident
of Grover Hill. We have fond
memories of visiting Grover
Hill years ago.
I am trying to find a copy of
The History of Grover Hill by
Laurence Hipp. We bought a
copy of it from Laurence
some time ago, but have mis-
placed our copy. I know that
there are many photos that in-
volve members of our family
Grandma Carrie, Grandpa
Will, Terrys father William,
I was hoping that someone
in Grover Hill could help us
out in finding one. We want to
share it with our daughters,
grandchildren and great-grand-
Barbara Pletcher
2488 Burgandy Lane
Columbus OH 43232
Snowplow drivers
deserve our
Dear DOT snowplow driv-
Thank you! I drive over 90
miles one way (1 hour and 45
minutes typically) through
five counties to work each
day, and depend on our high-
way systems for safe and ef-
ficient travel. I have to admit,
prior to the recent ice and
snow storm of March 12, I
was taking your efforts a lit-
tle for granted. I left for work
early in the morning, and
drove in the near white-out
conditions, had difficulty de-
termining where the roadway
Property Transfers
The term et al. refers to and others; et vir., and husband; et ux., and
Auglaize Township
Sue Ann Sohn et al. to Sue Ann Sohn Life Estate, et al.; Sec.
26, 112 acres. Quit claim.
Linda L. Porter to Terry Porter; Lot 4, Toms Subdivision,
0.312 acre. Quit claim.
Brown Township
Louise and Charles Marihugh to Thomas M. and Shelly L.
Dobbelaere; Sec. 19, 0.964 acre. Warranty deed.
Harrison Township
Ohio Decorative Products Inc. to Moeller Land and Cattle
Company Inc.; Sec. 34, 178.67 acres. Warranty deed.
Deborah K. Hunter, et al. to Leonard Charles and Delores
Mary Smith; Sec. 19, 0.559 acre. Quit claim.
Jackson Township
Mary Lou Colley Life Estate to Mary Lou Colley Life Es-
tate, et al.; Sec. 29, 40 acres. Quit claim.
Paulding Township
Ohio Decorative Products Inc. to Moeller Land and Cattle
Company Inc.; Sec 20, 61.14 acres. Warranty deed.
Patricia L. Johnson to Lee Randall; Sec. 14, 11.007 acres.
Warranty deed.
Patricia L. Johnson to Lee Randall; Sec. 14, 2.719 acres.
Warranty deed.
Richard A. Johnson, dec. to Patricia L. Johnson; Sec. 14,
13.431 acres. Certificate of transfer.
Lee E. and Paula J. Nuest to Stoller Honey Brothers; Sec.
32, 5.1 acres. Warranty deed.
Oakwood Village
Stuart and Marlene Ferris to Gregory and Kimberly Hill;
Lots 12 and 13, 0.35 acre. Quit claim.
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All grave decorations and/or flowers on gravesites,
grave stones or in urns must be removed from the
Village of Paulding Live Oak Cemetery and
Memorial Cemetery by this date: March 27, 2014.
Any decorations and/or flowers remaining after this date
will be disposed of by order of the Paulding Village
Cemetery Board. New decorations and/or flowers may be
placed in the cemeteries after this date: April 12, 2014.
Thursday, March 6
7:42 a.m. Kenny Ganter,
17, of Briceton, was cited for
failure to control following a
single-vehicle mishap on
Road 87 north of Road 72 in
Blue Creek Township. He
was driving south in a 1999
Buick Regal when reports say
he lost control, went off the
east side of the road striking
a small metal pole in the
ditch. Damage to the car was
minor. He was not hurt.
Friday, March 7
5:40 Eric A. Ludwig, 44, of
Grover Hill, was cited for as-
sured clear distance ahead
after a two-vehicle crash on
US 127 in the 9000 block of
Jackson Township. He was
operating a 2001 Chrysler
Town and Country minivan
following a 2004 Ford F250
pickup truck driven by Gary
L. Hardy, 51, of Paulding.
Reports say Ludwig did not
see that Hardy had stopped
for a vehicle turning into a
driveway and collided with
the truck. The van was dis-
abled and towed while the
truck received minor damage.
No one was injured.
Thursday, March 13
10:24 am. Gladys J.
Knotts, 73, of Paulding, was
cited for failure to control fol-
lowing a single-vehicle acci-
dent on Road 123 south of
Ohio 613 in Jackson Town-
ship. She had been driving
north in a 2003 Chevy Ven-
ture minivan approaching the
railroad crossing in
Broughton. Reports say she
lost control of the vehicle,
spinning and striking a rail-
road crossing arm before
coming to rest alongside the
tracks. The vehicle was dis-
abled and towed. She was not
Friday, March 14
11:13 p.m. Corey L. Pease,
34, of Antwerp, was cited for
failure to control after a sin-
gle-truck crash on Road 142
east of Road 103 in Paulding
Township. He was traveling
north in a 1996 Dodge Ram
1500 pickup, when reports
say he failed to negotiate a
curve, driving off the right
side of the road. The truck
crossed a driveway access be-
fore coming to rest in a snow-
bank in a yard. Damage to the
vehicle was minor. Pease was
not hurt.
Thursday, March 6
8:56 a.m. Slide-off mishap
was handled on Road 48 at
Road 87 in Blue Creek Town-
2:35 p.m. A juvenile was
reported missing from Payne.
3:12 p.m. Threats on Face-
book were looked into on
Road 123 in Emerald Town-
3:20 p.m. Dog complaint
was lodged from Ohio 500 in
Paulding Township.
5:19 p.m. Sexual abuse in-
vestigation began in Blue
Creek Township.
5:22 p.m. A car/deer crash
on Road 208 in Crane Town-
ship was documented.
6:13 p.m. Dog complaint
came in from Road 117 in
Jackson Township.
7:12 p.m. Telephone ha-
rassment was reported from
Ohio 111 in Harrison Town-
8:37 p.m. Dog complaint
was handled in Antwerp.
10:50 p.m. A Rita Street
resident of Paulding lodged a
dog complaint.
Friday, March 7
12:13 p.m. Possible child
abuse the previous week was
reported from Oakwood.
12:16 p.m. Report came in
from the area of Ohio 613 and
Road 108 in Jackson Town-
ship of a snowmobiler run-
ning deer.
12:19 p.m. An Emerald
Township resident of Road
168 reported a dog complaint.
12:57 p.m. A dog com-
plaint came in from Road 139
in Emerald Township.
1:17 p.m. Hit/skip accident
was investigated on Road 107
in Blue Creek Township.
3:27 p.m. Theft of money
was investigated on Road 123
in Latty Township.
5:40 p.m. A motor vehicle
accident was handled on US
127 in Jackson Township.
7:42 p.m. Domestic com-
plaint was lodged from Road
138 in Brown Township.
11:24 p.m. Four-wheelers
were seen around the irriga-
tion system at a business on
Road 197 in Washington
Saturday, March 8
12:17 a.m. Paulding EMS
was called for a woman
claiming to have been as-
saulted in the village.
9:01 a.m. Dog complaint
was registered from Road
263 in Washington Township.
12:12 p.m. Deputies ar-
rested a subject in Antwerp.
7:46 p.m. Open burning
complaint came in from US
127 in Jackson Township.
8:11 p.m. A car/deer
mishap was documented on
Road 230 in Crane Township.
Sunday, March 9
6:11 p.m. A caller told
deputies they picked up a boy
about 9-10 years old who had
been walking down Ohio 66
in Auglaize Township.
11:20 p.m. Deputies were
called to Road 187 in Wash-
ington Township for a fight.
12:26 p.m. Motion alarm
sounded on Road 99 in Crane
5:27 p.m. Deputies re-
sponded to a domestic com-
plaint on Ohio 613 in Brown
8:12 p.m. Threats were in-
vestigated in Grover Hill.
10:08 p.m. Deputies as-
sisted Paulding police by re-
trieving an item on Road 177
in Brown Township.
Monday, March 10
12:02 a.m. Two Grover
Hill fire units and the EMS
responded to a call on
Feasby-Weisner Road con-
cerning a sparking electrical
socket. They were there about
20 minutes.
2:45 p.m. K-9 unit was de-
ployed on East Perry Street in
2:46 p.m. Welfare fraud in-
vestigation began in Pauld-
6:03 p.m. An East Jackson
Street resident of Paulding
lodged a dog complaint.
6:35 p.m. Neighbor prob-
lems involving a juvenile
were looked into on Road
122 in Brown Township.
8:25 p.m. Dog complaint
was lodged from Latty Vil-
8:31 p.m. A car/dog colli-
sion on Ohio 66 north of
Oakwood was handled.
10:29 p.m. A Carryall
Township resident of Road
192 told deputies their mail-
box had been hit.
Tuesday, March 11
2:04 a.m. Trucks dumping
manure were seen on Road
82 in Paulding Township.
11:59 a.m. Dog complaint
came in from Ohio 49 in Car-
ryall Township.
1:05 p.m. Harassment com-
plaint was lodged from Latty
1:18 p.m. West Wall Street
resident of Paulding made a
dog complaint.
2:16 p.m. Deputies assisted
Leipsic Police Department by
verifying a local address.
5:03 p.m. Suspicious vehi-
cle was seen on Road 250 in
Carryall Township.
6:40 p.m. Burglary alarm
sounded on Ohio 114 in Latty
7:15 p.m. Latty Village res-
ident made a dog complaint.
8:37 p.m. Defiance County
Sheriffs office requested a
subject be transported to the
Van Wert County line where
there was a warrant for their
9:21 p.m. The K-9 unit was
deployed on Road 24 east of
Road 65 in Blue Creek Town-
10:33 p.m. A Dublin, Ohio
resident reported an adult
11:17 p.m. Possible loca-
tion of a juvenile missing
from Payne was investigated.
Wednesday, March 12
4:58 a.m. Deputies re-
sponded to a shop alarm on
Road 169 in Auglaize Town-
6:07 a.m. A burglar alarm
sounded on Road 162 in
Jackson Township.
9:44 a.m. A jackknifed semi
was reported on US 127 in
Crane Township.
10:47 a.m. Report came in of
a box truck stuck on the tracks
on North Maple Street in
1:04 p.m. Deputies docu-
mented a car in the ditch on
Ohio 613 in Jackson Township.
2:10 p.m. A semi was seen
off US 24 east of Road 115 in
Emerald Township. A wrecker
was called.
3:47 p.m. Two Antwerp fire
units and the EMS responded
to a car fire on Road 162 in
Harrison Township. They were
on the scene about 30 minutes.
5:59 p.m. A Latty Township
resident of Road 24 told
deputies a snowplow piled
snow on their vehicle in the
driveway, denting it.
6:41 p.m. Deputies docu-
mented a mishap in a driveway
on Road 133 in Emerald
7:03 p.m. Deputies assisted
another department in Antwerp
for more than 40 minutes.
Thursday, March 13
3:04 a.m. Report of a subject
walking down Ohio 111 in
Paulding Township was called
7:02 a.m. Deputies re-
sponded to an alarm in Grover
Hill, but the call was canceled
while they were en route.
10:21 a.m. Dog complaint
came in from West Oak Street
in Payne.
11: 16 a.m. Breaking and en-
tering was investigated on
Road 151 in Latty Township.
11:52 a.m. A driver told
deputies they had been in an
accident earlier in the day on
Road 144 in Paulding Town-
10:50 p.m. A deputy re-
ported being in pursuit of a ve-
hicle eastbound from Melrose.
When the short chase ended,
the vehicle was towed at the
owners request.
Friday, March 14
10:40 a.m. Dog complaint
was handled on Road 33 in
Benton Township.
1:02 p.m. Assistance was
given the Defiance County
Dog Warden on Road 115 in
Emerald Township.
1:16 p.m. A Washington
Township resident of Road 203
told deputies a Fed-Ex driver
struck their house.
1:38 p.m. Report came in
concerning an older gentleman
in a gold Buick driving west in
the eastbound lanes of US 24
near the intersection with Ohio
49. It was not indicated if the
subject was located.
3:48 p.m. Paulding EMS
made a transport from the
Paulding County Courthouse
when a prisoner gave himself a
head wound with the cuffs he
was wearing.
5:24 p.m. Theft of license
plates from a truck was re-
ported from Road 163 in
Auglaize Township.
11:13 p.m. Deputies handled
a rollover accident involving a
truck on Road 142 in Paulding
Township. No further informa-
tion was available.
11:41 p.m. Assault com-
plaint was investigated on Ohio
66 in Brown Township.
Saturday, March 15
3:56 a.m. Report of an as-
sault came in from Ohio 111 in
Auglaize Township.
6:54 a.m. Dog complaint
was handled on West Jackson
Street in Paulding.
9:29 a.m. Breaking and en-
surface ended and the snow-
filled ditches began, and fo-
cused on dodging the other
vehicles on the roadway that
morning for a three-hour or-
deal. And, you were out
there as well, being proac-
tive and responsive to keep
our roadways safe and clear!
I did manage to get to
work in one piece, only to be
notified a few hours later
that the county I work in de-
clared a Level 3 snow emer-
gency, and demanded we go
home. I was relegated to
driving 10-15 miles per hour
for the first part of the trip,
as the first three counties did
not have the preemptive ef-
forts to stay ahead of the
snow storm. The roads were
covered with hard-packed ice
and snow, the surface of
which was identical to driving
on large, rough cobble stones.
The trip was very dangerous,
slow, and frustrating to say the
However, once I reached
the Defiance area, the roads
improved considerably, and
upon entering the Paulding
County area, the highways did
not have a trace of ice or
snow! I was so impressed.
As I traveled the same route
the next day, I assumed that
the other counties would be
much improved. However, the
storm had done its damage,
and their lack of responsive-
ness left their roadways in the
same treacherous condition,
causing vehicles to lose con-
trol and slide off the road-
ways, causing slow speeds
leading to impatient drivers to
attempt dangerous passing
maneuvers, and making all
drivers frustrated and frazzled.
It was the same condition on
Thursday nights trip back
To add to the issue, it
wasnt until Friday evening,
three days later, that the other
counties were able to achieve
clear roadways again.
Our snowplow drivers, the
DOT decision makes for
Paulding County, and anyone
else involved with the ice and
snow storm efforts deserve
our respect and appreciation
for their tireless dedication
to making our travels some
of the best in the tri-state
area! The storm has been
hard on us all, and I under-
stand the financial burden
the State is under. I, for one,
recognize your outstanding
efforts, and am proud to live
in the same county with you!
Thank you for looking out
for us.
Scott Strahley
tering was investigated on
Road 60 in Washington Town-
10:54 a.m. A backing acci-
dent was documented on
Bayne Street in Briceton.
2:53 p.m. A Jackson Town-
ship resident of Road 138 reg-
istered a dog complaint.
2:56 p.m. Deputies arrested
a subject in Oakwood.
4:06 p.m. Van Wert County
Sheriffs office requested a
tanker at a fire in Scott. Two
Grover Hill fire units re-
sponded for less than 10 min-
5:12 p.m. Theft of a battery,
radiator and alternator from a
truck was investigated on Road
191 in Auglaize Township.
8:09 p.m. A dog complaint
on Ohio 111 in Paulding Town-
ship was handled.
11:06 p.m. Telephone ha-
rassment was the complaint
from Road 149 in Auglaize
11:07 p.m. A Brown Town-
ship resident of Road 177 told
deputies their mailbox had
been hit.
Sunday, March 16
12:01 a.m. A deputy made a
service request for a drug in-
6:55 a.m. Brown Township
resident along Ohio 613 re-
ported a vehicle was in their
front yard.
8:21 a.m. Deputies re-
sponded to an alarm from a
farm on Road 169 in Auglaize
12:32 p.m. Dog complaint
was investigated on North
Williams Street in Paulding.
5:37 p.m. Shoplifting was
reported from Payne.
9:41 p.m. Deputies docu-
mented a car/deer collision on
Ohio 111 in Auglaize Town-
Monday, March 17
8:18 a.m. A Washington
Township resident of Road 72
told deputies someone cut his
trees down.
12:08 p.m. Dog complaint
was lodged from an undis-
closed location.
Village Square Inc., dba
Village Apothecary, Pauld-
ing; drugs and druggists sun-
Birdstone Inc., dba Corner
Market, Paulding; conven-
ience store.
Diana Speller, dba Insignia
Design, Payne; apparel, piece
goods and notions.
Roxanne Rodman, Pauld-
ing; dog breeding.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Paulding County Progress - 5A
County Court
Police Report
Common Pleas
Civil Docket:
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance vs. George
McCray, Oakwood. Money only, satisfied.
Antwerp Insurance Agency Inc., Antwerp vs.
Butch C. Coburn, Grover Hill and Lisa Coburn,
Grover Hill. Small claims, satisfied.
Sarah J. Mowery DDS, Antwerp vs. Rose
Shepard, Oakwood. Small claims, satisfied.
William S. Bricker DDS, Antwerp vs. Scott
Hudson, Antwerp and Angie Hudson Kaufman,
Antwerp. Small claims, satisfied.
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance vs. Jess F.
Munger, Paulding and Ann Munger, Paulding.
Small claims, satisfied.
Park Avenue Villa III, Cincinnati vs. Corey
Pease, Antwerp. Other action, judgment for the
plaintiff in the sum of $981.
Defiance Radiologist Association, Ottawa Hills
vs. Glenn A. West, Oakwood. Other action, dis-
Paulding Auto Group, Paulding vs. Darrell
Eicher, Paulding. Other action, judgment for the
plaintiff in the sum of $3,511.
Integrity Ford, Paulding vs. Christopher Coker,
Paulding. Small claims, satisfied.
Mark Price, Antwerp vs. Steve Steele, Antwerp.
Small claims, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum
of $1,330.
Capital One Bank (USA), N.A., Columbus vs.
Cheryl K. House, Payne. Other action, judgment
for the plaintiff in the sum of $1,895.55.
Returned To You Ltd., Paulding vs. Stephanie
Mundy Workman, Paulding. Small claims, judg-
ment for the plaintiff in the sum of $727.55.
Returned To You Ltd., Paulding vs. Roy Perry,
Convoy. Small claims, judgment for the plaintiff
in the sum of $252.64.
Returned To You Ltd., Paulding vs. Nicholas
Martinez III, Paulding. Small claims, judgment
for the plaintiff in the sum of $1,902.51.
Garbani LLC, Defiance vs. Delena Starr, Oak-
wood. Small claims, dismissed.
Criminal Docket:
Anthony D. Barham, Oakwood, paraphernalia;
$75 fine, $186 costs, six-month license suspen-
sion, concurrent with a traffic case.
Anthony D. Barham, Oakwood, possession
drugs; $75 fine.
Holly L. Taylor, Payne, criminal trespass; dis-
missed with prejudice per State, costs waived.
Dean J. Sheedy, Antwerp, criminal damaging;
case dismissed with prejudice per State, costs
Frank H. Tracy Jr., Paulding, paraphernalia; $75
fine, $124 costs, six-month license suspension.
Frank H. Tracy Jr., Paulding, possession drugs;
$75 fine.
Frank H. Tracy Jr., Paulding, possession; $75
fine, $87 costs, six-month license suspension,
concurrent with previous case.
Elliot J. Tempel, Payne, disorderly conduct;
$100 fine, $87 costs.
Kelsey J. Hinchcliff, Convoy, criminal mis-
chief; dismissed with prejudice per State, costs
Traffic Docket:
Eric Chester Newman, Fort Wayne, 76/65
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Brighton P. Ballmer, Toledo, 76/65 speed; $33
fine, $80 costs.
Liviu Pop, Phoenix, Ariz., 73/65 speed; $33
fine, $80 costs.
Tracy E. Conley, Paulding, improper backing;
$53 fine, $77 costs.
Chelsea L. Burkhart, Paulding, 79/65 speed;
$33 fine, $77 costs.
Cassandra Ann Beardsley, Sidney, 67/55 speed;
$33 fine, $80 costs.
Joseph Neil McVay, Paulding, OVI/under in-
fluence; $525 fine, $112 costs, three days jail, six-
month license suspension; may attend DIP
program in lieu of jail, ALS vacated, community
control ordered, evaluation at Westwood, 30 hours
community service, complete Third Millen-
nium course, 87 days jail reserved, proof of in-
surance provided.
Anthony D. Barham, Oakwood, driving under
FRA suspension; dismissed at States request,
costs waived.
Anthony D. Barham, Oakwood, failure to re-
instate; $75 fine, $155 costs, pay all by July 25 or
matter turned in for collection.
Civil Docket
The term et al. refers to and oth-
ers; et vir., and husband; et ux.,
and wife.
James E. Greene Sr., Defi-
ance vs. Cassandra D.
Greene, Paulding. Divorce.
Lacey J. Ross, Scott vs.
Terry G. Warren Jr., Van
Wert. Divorce.
In the matter of: Paul C.
Frank II, Defiance and Jen-
nifer S. Frank, Defiance. Dis-
solution of marriage.
Credit Acceptance Corpo-
ration, Southfield, Mich. vs.
Shawn M. Armer, Payne.
Money only.
Glenbrook Credit Accept-
ance Corp., Cincinnati vs.
Scott Altic, Antwerp. Money
Glenbrook Credit Accept-
ance Corp., Cincinnati vs.
William Wesley, Paulding.
Money only.
Civil Docket Concluded
Lisa K. Schnipke, Oak-
wood vs. Shaun M. Schnipke,
Cloverdale. Divorce granted.
Brittany M. Wright, Pauld-
ing vs. Carl B. Wright IV,
Lima. Divorce granted.
Amanda K. Parrish, Grover
Hill vs. Matthew P. Parrish,
Haviland. Divorce granted.
Linda L. Porter, Defiance
vs. Terry Porter, Oakwood.
Divorce granted.
Teresa L. Ankney, Paulding
vs. John R. Ankney, Paulding.
Divorce granted.
Kevin W. Moore, Oak-
wood vs. Christina R. Moore,
Continental. Divorce granted.
Vera L. Miller, Antwerp vs.
Alan D. Miller, Defiance. Di-
vorce granted.
In the matter of: Cody L.
McMillan, Haviland and Keri
A. McMillan, Colon, Mich.
Dissolution of marriage
In the matter of: Tyler Ross
Carlisle, Paulding and
Katherine Marie Carlisle, Van
Wert. Dissolution of marriage
In the matter of: Katrina M.
Bauer, Oakwood and Donald
S. Bauer, Oakwood. Dissolu-
tion of marriage granted.
Jeffrey B. Hickman, Pauld-
ing and Rebecca Hickman,
Paulding vs. Sarah E. Lan-
tow, Latty and Chad E. Lan-
tow, Latty and Grange
Insurance Company, Fair-
lawn. Personal injury, settled
and dismissed with prejudice.
Clint G. Porter, Paulding
vs. Riley J. Hart, Paulding
and Darryl W. Hart, Paulding.
Personal injury, settled and
dismissed with prejudice.
Edward H. Leverton,
Payne and Lonnie K. Lever-
ton, Payne vs. Shelly Com-
pany, Thornville and William
J. Hoverman, Van Wert. Per-
sonal injury, settled and dis-
missed with prejudice.
Fifth Third Mortgage Com-
pany, Cincinnati vs. Kyle L.
Smith and his unknown
spouse if any, Paulding and
Ohio Department of Taxa-
tion, Columbus and Midland
Funding LLC, San Diego and
Paulding County Treasurer,
Paulding. Foreclosures, dis-
missed without prejudice.
Branch Banking and Trust
Company, Greenville, S.C.
vs. Justin W. Tope and his un-
known spouse if any, Pauld-
ing. Foreclosures, dismissed.
Citimortgage Inc., OFal-
lon, Mo. vs. George P. Rich-
hart Jr., Antwerp and Teresa
L. Richhart, Antwerp and
Ohio Department of Taxa-
tion, Columbus. Foreclo-
sures, dismissed.
Fifth Third Mortgage Com-
pany, Cincinnati vs. Scot D.
Blankenship, Paulding and
Lisa Shaner, Antwerp and
Ohio Department of Taxa-
tion, Columbus. Foreclo-
sures, Sheriffs sale
confirmed and proceeds dis-
Fifth Third Mortgage Com-
pany, Cincinnati vs. Sandra
K. Oyler, Paulding and Ken-
neth W. Oyler, Paulding.
Foreclosures, Sheriffs sale
confirmed and proceeds dis-
Mark A. Johnston, Antwerp
vs. John K. Hartman,
Antwerp and Wayne Mutual
Insurance Company, Wooster.
Money only, dismissed with
Credit Acceptance Corpo-
ration, Southfield, Mich. vs.
Jeremy Rhodes, Evansville,
Ind. Money only, judgment
reviving dormant judgment
Jeffrey T. Cereghin, Cecil
vs. Rebecca Zimmerman, De-
fiance. Partition, ordered par-
ties have received all items of
personal property with the ex-
ception of a few specific
items. Counsel for the parties
to arrange a date and time for
retrieval of these items.
Natasha S. Martinez,
Paulding vs. Eva Martinez,
Payne. Civil domestic vio-
lence, should petitioner wish
to pursue the matter they
were ordered to file paper-
work to seek temporary or-
ders through the parties
pending case in Probate
Administration Docket
In the Estate of Marietta R.
Riley, application to adminis-
ter file.
In the Estate of Richard A.
Johnson, application to ad-
minister file.
In the Estate of Richard K.
Zierten, last will and testa-
ment filed.
In the Estate of Mary L.
Brown, application to admin-
ister file.
Criminal Docket
Brandon L. Saylor, 27, of
rural Defiance, was sentenced
for a sex offender registration
violation (F3). He was ordered
to serve four years community
control sanctions on standard
conditions plus 99 days jail
with credit for 99 days served,
comply with drug and alcohol
restrictions, submit to random
tests, obtain and maintain em-
ployment, pay costs.
Maurice S. Faries, 26, of
Payne, was sentenced after
being found guilty of posses-
sion of cocaine (F5). He was
ordered to serve four years
community control sanctions
on standard conditions plus 30
days jail with work release,
comply with drug and alcohol
restrictions, submit to random
tests, complete substance abuse
evaluation and treatment,
maintain employment, obtain
GED, six-month license sus-
pension, pay $283 costs.
Joyce E. Carlisle, 35, of
Paulding, was sentenced after
being found guilty of theft
(F5). She was ordered four
years community control sanc-
tions on standard conditions
plus 15 days jail with work re-
lease, comply with drug and al-
cohol restrictions, submit to
random tests, maintain em-
ployment and pay $251 court
costs including $3 restitution.
Jason C. Clark, 36, of Pauld-
ing, was sentenced recently,
having previously been found
guilty of nonsupport of de-
pendents (F5). He was ordered
to serve five years community
control sanctions on standard
conditions plus 30 days jail,
make child support payments
as due and pay all arrearages
during sanction period, comply
with drug and alcohol restric-
tions, submit to random tests,
file income tax return, and pay
$256 costs.
John E. Philips, 34 of
Toledo, had his community
control sanctions revoked re-
cently. He was sentenced to
serve a stated prison term of 17
months in the Ohio Depart-
ment of Rehabilitations and
Corrections for non-support of
dependents (F4). He will re-
ceive credit for 38 days served
and must pay court costs.
John Brzozowski, 32 of
Cleveland, received a judicial
release from prison recently.
He is to serve five years com-
munity control sanctions on
standard conditions plus seek
and maintain employment,
make child support payments
as due, pay all support arrear-
ages during sanctions, comply
with drug and alcohol restric-
tions, submit to random testing,
complete substance abuse eval-
uation and treatment, file in-
come tax return on time, and
pay costs.
In My Opinion
Voting is
easy in Ohio
By Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
To all Ohio voters: There has been a lot of discussion
about recent changes in the voting laws. Some of that discus-
sion has informed and some of it has misled. As the chief
elections official in our state I want you to have the facts
about how easy it is to vote in Ohio. Please use it to guide
your many choices in casting a ballot in General Election this
Option 1 Vote by Mail
Around Labor Day, my office will be sending all registered
voters an application to vote by mail. Complete it, return it in
the envelope provided and your ballot will be mailed to you
starting 28 days before the election. Then, when it is most
convenient for you and from the comfort of your own home,
you can fill out your ballot.
Many will choose to mail it back in the security envelope
provided, never having to leave home to vote. Still others
will choose to drop it off at the board of elections either
way your ballot will be counted as part of the official tally on
Election Day.
Option 2 Vote Early In Person
Beginning on Oct. 7, 2014, and over the course of four
weeks, you can go to your local board of elections during
regular business hours to cast your ballot in person. To ac-
commodate voters who cannot go during the week, your
board of elections will also be open for voting from 8 am to 4
pm on the two Saturdays before the Election. This bipartisan
voting schedule was recommended by local Republican and
Democratic elections officials and will be the same in each of
the 88 Ohio counties, ensuring all voters have equal access to
the polls no matter where they live.
Option 3 Election Day
And lets not forget Election Day itself, when polls close to
your home will be open from 6:30 am until 7:30 pm.
With absentee voting starting 28 days before the election,
Ohio remains above the national average for access to vot-
ing. Many of our surrounding states, including Michigan,
Kentucky, Pennsylvania and New York, dont even provide
an early voting option. In addition, with the exception of
states that vote exclusively by mail, Ohio has been the only
state to send absentee ballot applications to all voters ahead
of the election. These steps meant that Ohioans did not expe-
rience long lines at the polls that other states did in 2012
when approximately one in three Ohio voters chose to vote
prior to Election Day. In fact, independent studies said the
wait time in Ohio was 11 minutes.
Ohio is the most important swing state in the nation and as
Secretary of State, I will continue to work to build the best
system of elections in the nation where it will continue to be
easy to vote and hard to cheat.
For additional information on voting in 2014, I encourage
you to visit www.MyOhioVote.com.
The opinions stated are those of the writer, and do not nec-
essarily reflect that of the newspaper.
Special Events
Parts Vendors, Toy Show,
Model Engines
Craft Vendors and Flea Markets
Private Collection Tour on Friday
Featuring J.I. CASE Tractors and Equipment,
Ford Tractors, Cars & Trucks, Fordson Tractors,
Garden Tractors and Cushman Scooters Club
Feature Tractors, Craft Show, Flea Markets, Parts
Vendors & Toys: Richard Walker, 260-797-1222
Model Engines: John Schamber 260-579-7303
Cushman Scooters: Ron Mumma 260-493-1608
Host Motel: Holiday Inn located across from Coliseum
(Mention Spring Show for Special Show Rate) 260-482-3800
Updated information and map at: www.maumeevalley.org
RVs Welcome:
Limited electrical available
on Coliseum grounds.
Maumee Valley Antique Steam & Gas
Association 20th Annual Spring Show
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne, Indiana
March 21, 22 & 23, 2014
Fri. - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, Sat. - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm,
Sun. - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Exhibit inside the heated 3 acre exposition hall
of the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Due to limited space, pre-registration is important.
Set-up Day is Thursday, March 20 from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm only.
All tractors and vendors must stay until 3:00 pm Sunday, March 23.
Emerald Township Trustees will be accepting bids for 3 year contract
for summer mowing of the Township yard and three cemeteries. Ap-
plicants must pay their own Liability Insurance and provide their
own mowing/ trimming equipment. For more details contact Trustee,
Rick Weippert at 419.399.4948.
Bids will be accepted until Thursday, March 28, 2014 at 6 p.m. Bids
will be opened on Thursday, March 28, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Emerald
Township Trustees reserve the right to reject any and/or all bids.
Send bids to Emerald Township Trustees, Attn: Summer mowing at
17702 Rd 218, Cecil OH 45821
Chris Ferris, Fiscal Officer, Emerald Township Trustees
Monday, March 10
7 a.m. Officers responded
to an alarm at Paulding
County Carnegie Library.
The building was found se-
9:42 a.m. Theft from a
garage was investigated on
West Wayne Street. Missing
tools and a heater were val-
ued over $1,000.
10:20 a.m. Paulding school
officials reported alleged
threats to the building over-
heard in the suspension room.
3 p.m. Harassment by text
was the complaint from Tom
Tim Drive.
7:35 p.m. Neighbor prob-
lems involving juveniles were
looked into on West Perry
Tuesday, March 11
10 a.m. Black smoke was
seen rising in the area of Tom
Tim Drive. Officers found a
subject burning carpet and re-
lated materials. While the
burn was outside the village,
it was within the 1,000 feet
limit. The subject was
10:33 a.m. Two witnesses
claimed a man assaulted a
West Perry Street business
2:05 p.m. Alleged shoplift-
ing was reported by a West
Perry Street business.
6 p.m. Neighbor problems
were looked into on West
Perry Street.
6:49 p.m. Report of four-
wheelers on Helen Street was
investigated. Officers were
unable to locate the vehicles.
8:30 p.m. Suspicious male
was seen walking along West
Perry Street. The subject was
not located.
Wednesday, March 12
12:54 a.m. Officers ob-
served a male subject par-
tially in the drop-off donation
bin behind a West Perry
Street business. He was sent
away empty-handed and
4:23 a.m. Officers were
called to North Main Street
for neighbor problems with a
barking dog.
8 a.m. A village snowplow
slid on ice into a pole along
West Wall Street, damaging
the vehicle and not the pole.
8:28 a.m. Family distur-
bance on West Baldwin Street
was handled.
8:45 a.m. A car was re-
ported in the ditch at Emerald
Road and Airport Road. A
wrecker was called to pull it
4:05 p.m. Robert Street res-
ident reported a telephone
scam claiming the subject
owed money and would be
arrested if payment was not
3 p.m. Again the village
snowplow slid on ice. This
time it hit a dumpster along
South Main Street. More
damage was inflicted on the
Thursday, March 13
9:47 a.m. Officers investi-
gated a collision of vehicles
at the Perry and Williams
street intersection.
10:15 a.m. A message was
delivered on West Perry
Street for the school.
11:01 a.m. School officials
requested unruly charges
against a male student due to
a pattern of unruly behavior
at school and on the bus.
11:20 a.m. While at the
school, the officer spoke to a
second male student about his
conduct and obscene lan-
9:05 p.m. Officers were un-
able to locate a snowmobile
which had been operating
along Nancy Street.
11:15 p.m. Police assisted
the sheriffs office by wit-
nessing a BAC refusal.
Friday, March 14
12:35 p.m. Cries for help
were heard along Flatrock
Drive. Officers located a male
who had gotten his finger
stuck. He required assistance
in freeing it.
3:30 p.m. A hit/skip acci-
dent in the school parking lot
was documented.
10:45 p.m. Unauthorized
use of a vehicle was reported
by a former resident whose
van was left at a North
Williams Street location.
11:44 p.m. Officers as-
sisted the sheriffs office by
witnessing a refusal.
Saturday, March 15
2:48 a.m. Officers assisted
Post 81 by witnessing a BAC
9:25 a.m. Passenger side
tires were found slashed on a
vehicle at Partridge Place
Apartments. The valve caps
were also missing.
8:50 p.m. Neighbor prob-
lems were the complaint from
Whispering Pines Apart-
Sunday, March 16
5:49 a.m. Family distur-
bance was looked into on
West Baldwin Avenue.
11:42 a.m. A North
Williams Street resident re-
quested no contact with a sec-
ond subject. Both individuals
were warned.
2:15 p.m. Possible shoplift-
ing was reported by an East
Perry Street business. Two
subjects were banned from
the store.
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March 22 Rob and Candi
Egnor, Terry and Threasa Olds,
Marsha and Ed Shrider.
March 27 Brett and Marla
March 28 Jeff and Jill Er-
ford, Charlie and Rachel Kelly.
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March 22 Danette Childs,
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Christopher Speiser, Rachelle
Swary, Damian Wood.
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C.J. Gaskill, Goldie Getrost,
John Hall, Jeannie Weaver-Jew-
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Gray, Josh Lero, Max Pease,
Brad Ripke, Vaughn Sanderson,
Dan Wilhelm, Laurie Wilhelm,
Sherri Wright.
March 28 Taelyn Etzler,
John Henchcliff, Stephanie
Hull, Brenda Spencer-LaFoun-
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The Amish Cook
By: Lovina Eicher
went with so many willing
helpers. We did all the work in
the shed so the house didnt get
messed up too much.
Our lunch menu consisted of
fresh fried tenderloin, mashed
potatoes, gravy, dressing,
mixed vegetables, corn, lettuce
salad, homemade bread, butter,
strawberry jam, cheese, hot
peppers, apple delight, cinna-
mon rolls, doughnuts, and
chocolate pie.
Later in the evening our
three oldest daughters and their
friends and Jacob and Emmas
two daughters went to my sis-
ters Verena and Susans house
to play games. Joe and I were
ready to call it a day. We must
not be so young anymore as we
were ready for an early bed-
time. The younger children
were all ready for bed early as
well. It was relaxing to think
pork butchering day was done
for another year. How blessed
we feel to have more meat in
the freezer.
Sunday wasnt our church
Sunday so we just stayed home
and rested. The children knew
right away what they wanted
for breakfast Sunday morning:
fried pon hoss and coffee soup.
I also made scrambled eggs.
Sunday our clocks will go
ahead an hour. It is daylight
when the children leave for
school now, but come Monday
morning it will be dark again
when they leave.
Blessings to all. I want to
make bean soup with the ham
bone one evening. Try this
1 pound navy or pinto beans
5-1/2 cups water
1 ham bone with some meat on
it (you may use ? lb. bacon
ends instead of ham bone)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped carrots
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon oregano or other
Several drops of liquid smoke
2 chicken bouillon cubes
Combine beans and water in a
We are into the first week of
March which is unbelievable.
It makes us think of spring but
the weather outside is telling us
something a whole lot differ-
ent. All morning it has been
snowing. Just a nice scenic
snow with not much of a wind
blowing. It is a relaxing kind of
snow and the flakes are cling-
ing to the trees. The thermome-
ter shows 18 degrees which
almost seems like spring to us
after all the subzero tempera-
tures we have had this year.
Monday morning the tempera-
ture was -5 so we like the 18
degrees this morning.
Daughter Susan, 18, started
a new job on Monday morning
at the same RV factory where
daughter Elizabeth has worked
for close to two years. I miss
Susans good help here at
home but I can understand that
she wants a job too.
It is a peaceful quiet morning
so I decided to get this column
done for the week. Daughter
Verena wasnt feeling too well
this morning so I told her she
should take a nap on the re-
cliner and maybe that will help.
My husband Joe is at work and
the five youngest are in school.
I am planning to slice the
hams and bacon as soon as I
finish this column. We were
done butchering the four hogs
by 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. The
sausage was ground and
bagged for the freezer. 18 gal-
lons of pon hoss was made in
the big black kettle outside. It
is made from adding flour and
salt and pepper to the juice and
meat cooked from the pork
bones. The lard was rendered
in the kettle too. The cracklings
were enjoyed by all after the
lard was done. Helping us be-
sides Jacobs were our three
oldest daughters special
friends: Timothy, Mose, and
Larry and also my sisters Susan
and Verena. There was a job for
everyone and the younger chil-
dren helped cut the lard into
small pieces while some cut the
sausage into small pieces for
the grinder. Others trimmed
bones so there was something
for everyone to do. I was really
surprised how fast all the work
large saucepan. Heat to boiling.
Turn burner off, keeping tightly
covered. Let sit one hour. Add
the ham bone, onion, celery,
and carrots. Heat to boiling and
simmer for 1-1/2 to 2 hours
until tender. Add the rest of the
seasonings about 10 minutes
before the end of the cooking
time, stirring well. Remove
bone, trim off meat, and add to
soup. Yield 10 to 12 servings

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Amish Country is a complete
compendium of day-trips and
longer journeys into Amish and
Mennonite country, from
Maine to Montana and plenty
in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.
The book is heavily tilted to-
wards showcasing authentic
Amish-run businesses and ex-
The book is divided by region,
so whether youre seeking to
explore an Amish settlement in
Minnesota or Mississippi, you
can easily find your favorite
Amish settlement along with
the attractions and activities
each offers. Seeking sugges-
tions about where to enjoy a
scratch-made supper in an
Amish home in northern Indi-
ana? Flip to that section. Learn
about an Amish-owned furni-
ture and toy-store hidden away
on an Amish farm in Hardin
County, Ohio, the amazing
crme horns at Keim Family
Market in Adams County,or
read about the Amish-owned
Sharp Run Farm Market in
Holmes County, Ohio with
their organic corn maze each
autumn. To order, go to Ama-
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Williams Guide to Amish
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Oasis Newsfeatures, PO BOX
157, Middletown, Ohio. Allow
7 -10 days for delivery. The
book is regularly priced at
$19.99, the book is available at
this discount through March 31.
Womens History Month
Women ... by the numbers
By the U.S. Census Bureau
Womens History Month:
March 2014
National Womens History
Months roots go back to
March 8, 1857, when women
from New York City factories
staged a protest over working
conditions. International
Womens Day was first ob-
served in 1909, but it wasnt
until 1981 that Congress es-
tablished National Womens
History Week to be commem-
orated the second week of
In 1987, Congress ex-
panded the week to a month.
Every year since, Congress
has passed a resolution for
Womens History Month, and
the President has issued a
161 million The number
of females in the U.S. as of
December 2013. The number
of males was 156.1 million.
2 to 1 At 85 and older, the
approximate ratio by which
women outnumbered men in
2012 (3.9 million to 2.0 mil-
75 million The number of
females 16 and older who par-
ticipated in the labor force in
2012. Women comprised 47.2
percent of the labor force in
41.6% Percent of em-
ployed females 16 and over in
2012 (annual average) who
worked in management, pro-
fessional and related occupa-
tions, compared with 34.7
percent of employed males in
the same year (annual aver-
1.6 million Number of fe-
male veterans in the United
States in 2012.
$37,791 The median an-
nual earnings of women 15 or
older who worked year-round,
full time in 2012. In compari-
son, the median annual earn-
ings of men were $49,398.
77 The amount that fe-
male year-round, full time
workers earned in 2012 for
every dollar their male counter-
parts earned. This ratio was sta-
tistically unchanged from
11.3 million Number of
women college students in fall
2012. Women comprised 56.8
percent of all college students.
31.4 Percent of women 25
and older who had obtained a
bachelors degree or more as of
25% Percentage of women
18 and older with an alternative
educational credential such
as professional certifications,
licenses and educational not
statistically different from men.
However, women had higher
rates of alternative credentials
than men at the bachelors de-
gree and advanced degree lev-
15% Among people with
advanced degrees, the percent-
age of women who held educa-
tional certificates compared
with 12 percent of men; 51 per-
cent of women held profes-
sional certifications or licenses
compared with 43 percent of
63.7% Percentage of fe-
male citizens 18 and older who
reported voting in the 2012
presidential election, in com-
parison to 59.7 percent of their
male counterparts.
85.4 million Estimated
number of mothers in the U.S.
in 2009.
1.9 Average number of
children that women 40 to 44
had given birth to as of 2010,
down from 3.1 children in
1976, the year the Census Bu-
reau began collecting such
data. The percentage of women
in this age group who had
given birth was 81 percent in
2010, down from 90 percent in
66 million Number of mar-
ried women 18 and older (in-
cluding those who were
separated or had an absent
spouse) in 2013.
5.2 million Number of
stay-at-home mothers nation-
wide in 2013; compared with
214,000 stay-at-home fathers.
There will be a benefit held in honor of Lorna (Woodard) Morse and family from noon-3 p.m. Sunday,
March 23, at the McComb High School Cafeteria. Lorna, the daughter of Terry and Mary Woodard of
Paulding was diagnosed with an aggressive sarcoma of the mouth and jaw in November. She has un-
dergone removal and reconstruction surgeries, chemo and radiation will soon follow. There is to be a
dinner of barbecue pork sandwiches, sides, dessert and drink. Cost of the dinner tickets are $9 and
can be purchased by calling Diana Coy at 419-399-2935 or Dorothy Flaugh at 419-263-2136. Checks
are to be made payable to Dave and Lorna Morse Benefit and all proceeds are to go to Lorna and her
family to help them in this fight against cancer. Pictured front from left Lorna Woodard Morse and
son, Joe; back row son Sam and husband Dave Morse.
Free parenting
workshop series
begins March 20
County Hospital, in conjunc-
tion with Convoy Preschool,
will offer 1, 2, 3, 4 Parents! a
free workshop for parents of
children ages 2-5.
The three-session video and
discussion program will be
held on Thursday evenings.
Beginning March 20, each ses-
sion will be held at the Convoy
Village Ministry Center from
5:30-7:30 p.m. The Convoy
Village Ministry Center is lo-
cated at 102 W. Tully St.
For more information about
this class, visit www.van-
werthospital.org. Registration
is required and can be made by
calling 419-238-8618.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Paulding County Progress - 7A
If you have access to the
Food Network, perhaps you
have watched the show,
Chopped. It is one of my
favorite shows and features a
cooking competition.
In the beginning of the
show, they bring out four
contestants who are usually
all connected with the food
industry. Usually there are
chefs, food designers, cafete-
ria workers, firemen and any-
one else who thinks they can
win $10,000 with their cook-
ing skills.
They begin each competi-
tion by giving each of the
four competitors a basket of
four usually strange ingredi-
ents to use to prepare a dish.
There are three rounds: appe-
tizer, main course and dessert.
The first round is the appe-
tizer round. When the cooks
open their baskets, they are
usually very surprised at
some of the strange ingredi-
ents they have to work with.
Lets pretend we are on
Chopped and have to pre-
pare an appetizer, a main
course and a dessert for the
three highly qualified judges.
Ready? Open your baskets!
We find chicken tenderloins,
paprika peppers, fennel and
ginger preserves.
We are allowed only 20
minutes for the appetizer, so
time is of the essence.
What are you going to
make to impress the judges
and win $10,000? Looking at
the chicken tenders, one thing
I do know is that they need at
be cooked until they are done.
We cannot serve raw chicken.
What is paprika peppers? I
have used paprika, but never
a paprika pepper. I know
what fennel is, but never have
tasted ginger preserves. Per-
haps I can make a small stir
fry? I chop up my chicken
tenders and begin to saut
them. Then I add chopped up
fennel, which tastes like
yucky licorice, that elusive
paprika pepper, and the gin-
ger preserves.
I taste it...... hmmmm. I
need something else! I run to
the pantry and grab some
green and red peppers and
mushrooms. Ok. I taste it.
Well it is definitely not a win-
ner, but the clock is ticking,
time is running out .
Now I need something to
serve my stir fry on. Oh heck.
I will just serve it on a bun. I
grab some buns from the
Food Network pantry and
throw on my stir fry.
I plate my creation quickly
and get ready to present my
dish to the three critics.
I told the judges I had made
a stir-fry on a bun. The poor
judges asked me where I got
that idea. I replied, My hus-
band eats everything on a
A Penny For
Your Thoughts....
By: Nancy Whitaker
The other contestants pre-
sented some nice looking
food and I was feeling that I
was definitely going to get
Yes, the judges said, Your
stir-fry on a bun was not tasty
and the flavors did not go to-
gether. Therefore you have
been chopped!
Of course, I have never
been on Chopped, but I like
watching the creativity of the
cooks who are involved.
I always wonder where they
come up with these mystery
basket ingredients that get
used on Chopped are pretty
unusual, to say the least.
The list of ingredients
range from goat brains to
gummy eggs over easy and
almost no ingredient is off-
limits. Here is a sample list of
basket ingredients from one
of the shows.
Appetizer: peas, peaches, eel;
Entre: shrimp, oatmeal,
butternut squash, umeboshi;
Dessert: parsnips, limon-
cello, soda crackers, sharp
cheddar cheese.
What would you cook with
them? Have you ever
watched the show
Chopped? Would you like
to be on it? It may be fun to
have a Chopped contest
right here in Paulding! Let me
know and Ill give you a
Penny for Your Thoughts.
Melrose United Methodist Church
Thursday, March 20
4 - 7 pm
Free Will Offering
Everyone Welcome
Give Your Heart to
I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of Gods people
who have sown seeds into this ministry & we ask the Lord
that your return harvest will be 100 fold.
We thank you for allowing God to use you. Keep us lifed up in
your prayers & we will do the same for you.
To the men of God at the Chillicothe Charm School read: Obadiah,
Jonah, Micah. Look to the hills from which cometh your help.
Your help comes from the Lord. We Love You.
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Maple syrup
festival planned
for March 22
Syrup Festival will be held
from 8 a.m.- noon Saturday,
March 22, at the Williams
County Fairgrounds in Mont-
A breakfast of pancakes and
sausage with real maple syrup,
prepared by the Williams
County Fair Foundation, will
be served at 7:30 a.m. The cost
of breakfast is adults, $5; chil-
dren, 7-12, $3; and children
age 6 and under are free.
There will be horse drawn
wagon rides, tractor rides,
sugar shack, tree tapping and
collection process, maple
products, and much more.
There will be something for
All grave decorations are to be re-
moved from St. Paul and Cooper-
Haines Cemeteries by March 30,
2014 if you wish to keep them. The
Trustees will dispose of anything re-
maining on graves and stones be-
tween March 31 and April 11, 2014.
Decorations may be placed back on
graves April 12, 2014. Due to safety
issues and concerns, shepherd
hooks, wind chimes, plant hangers
and items not directly on stones or
foundations are absolutely prohib-
ited on all gravesites. NO EXCEP-
TIONS. Please refer to the regulations
posted in the back of the cemeter-
ies. Thank you in advance for your
Paulding Township Trustees
Relav for Life Fundraiser

Mom - 2 - Mom Sale
Saturday, March 22nd

9:00am - 1:00pm

1ohn Paulding
Historical Society

For more information call:
Cheryl Germann ~ 419-670-2100
By Mark Holtsberry
Education specialist
Paulding SWCD
American robins are common sights on lawns
across North America, where you often see them
in the spring tugging earthworms out of the
Robins are popular birds for their warm or-
ange breast, cheery song and early appearance
at the end of the winter. Though theyre familiar
town and city birds, American robins are at home
in wilder areas, too, including mountains, forests
and Alaskan wilderness.
An Alaskan robin can produce three success-
ful broods in one year. On average, though, only
25 percent of those fledged young survive to No-
vember. From that point on, about half of the
robins alive in any year will make it till the next.
The entire population turns over on average
every six years.
Robins eat different types of food depending
on the time of day: more earthworms in the
morning and more fruit later on in the day. Be-
cause the robin forages largely on lawns, it is
vulnerable to pesticide poisoning and can be an
important indicator of chemical pollution.
When foraging on the ground, the American
robin runs a few steps, then stops abruptly. In the
long grass, robins may hop or just fly above the
ground powered by slow, powerful wing beats.
American robins often find worms by staring
motionless at the ground with the head cocked
to one side. Robins sometimes fight over worms
that others have caught.
During fall and winter, robins often roost in
large flocks and spend much more time in trees.
In spring, males attract females by singing, rais-
ing and spreading their tails, shaking their wings
and inflating their white striped throats. When
pairs are forming in spring, you may see a dis-
play in which a male and female approach each
other holding their bills wide open and touching
them. American robins are strong, straight and
fast fliers.
During the winter many robins move to moist
woods where berry producing trees and shrubs
are common. Robins eat a lot of fruit in the fall
and winter. When they eat honeysuckle berries
exclusively, they sometimes become intoxicated.
Hopefully they are not flying intoxicated.
When I see a robin, I think Spring. So, hope-
fully we can all start seeing more robins.
Remember the deadline is March 31 to order
trees from our annual tree sales.
American robin: think Spring
Continued from Page 5A
Anthony D. Barham, Oak-
wood, open container; $75 fine,
pay by July 25.
Nathaniel D. Roach, Fort
Wayne, 78/65 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
Stephen L. Taylor, Oakwood,
left of center; $53 fine, $80
Brenda C. Gee, Toledo, 86/65
speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Peggy J. Kaler, Indianapolis,
78/65 speed; $33 fine, $80
Haitong Zhu, Northville,
Mich., 78/65 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
Rob J. Kleman, Kalida, 68/55
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Jeffery S. Boyd, Toledo,
67/55 speed; $33 fine, $80
Stephen E. Carr, Greenwood,
Ind., 75/65 speed; $33 fine, $77
India J. West, Toledo, 78/65
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
William M. Hensley, Fort
Wayne, 86/65 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Caroline G. Humberston,
Toledo, 81/65 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Jennifer L. Dubois, Carmel,
Ind., 84/65 speed; $43 fine, $80
Branden D. Kline, Grover
Hill, 74/55 speed; $63 fine, $77
Joseph D. Dasher, Paulding,
registration violation; $68 fine,
$77 costs.
Joseph D. Dasher, Paulding,
seat belt; $30 fine.
Lakisa R. Woodmore,
Toledo, 77/65 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
Daniel Dakota Lafountain,
Paulding, seat belt; $30 fine,
$47 costs.
Craig Wilmer Potter, Rock-
wood, Mich., park on a public
highway; $53 fine, $80 costs.
Elijah J. Ryker, Indianapolis,
seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs.
Leslie K. Glossett, Van Wert,
stop sign; $53 fine, $80 costs.
Casey M. Gamble, Hunting-
ton, Ind., seat belt; $20 fine, $47
Arthur J. Mack, Defiance,
OVI/breath high; $500 fine,
$133 costs, pay $100 monthly,
pay all by Sept. 26 or turned in
for collection, six days jail, one-
year license suspension; may at-
tend DIP program in lieu of jail,
ALS vacated, community con-
trol ordered, 40 hours commu-
nity service, complete Ridge
Project program, 174 days jail
Christopher A. Brown,
Paulding, assured clear dis-
tance; $68 fine, $77 costs, pay
by April 25 for sent for collec-
Robbie Michael Randolph,
Dearborn Heights, Mich., 72/65
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Andrew A. McIntyre, No-
blesville, Ind., 78/65 speed; $33
fine, $80 costs.
Kasey L. Zartman, Paulding,
65/55 speed; $33 fine, $77
Jesse D. Lulfs, Defiance, seat
belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Shawn Allen Saldana II,
Westland, Mich., 81/65 speed;
$43 fine, $80 costs.
Hurley Hughes III, Bonaire,
Ga., 76/65 speed; $33 fine, $80
Ivan P. Rosario, Defiance,
seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Sean C. Spradlin, Toledo,
seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Robert L. Parlett, Celina,
67/55 speed; $48 fine, $80
Nellie M. Rhodes, Paulding,
driving under suspension; $50
fine, $87 costs, pay by Sept. 26
or sent for collection.
Stuart C. Eddy, Payne, seat
belt; $30 fine, $50 costs.
Elizabeth Joan Wyse, Arch-
bold, 68/55 speed; $33 fine, $80
Noah M. Leatherman, Oak-
wood, failure to control; $68
fine, $77 costs.
Martha M. Workman, Bryan,
77/55 speed; $43 fine, $77
Robert H. Heath II, Milan,
Mich., seat belt; $20 fine, $50
Kenneth E. Shue, York, Pa.,
75/65 speed; $33 fine, $77
Kenneth J. Steffes, Edgerton,
Ohio, FRA suspension; $75
fine, $87 costs, proof of finan-
cial responsibility not provided.
Anurag Garg, West
Lafayette, Ind., 96/65 speed;
$43 fine, $80 costs.
Alexander T. Scott, Paulding,
driving under FRA suspension;
$75 fine, $87 costs, pay by May
28 or sent for collection.
Alexander T. Scott, Paulding,
equipment regulations; $68
fine, pay by May 28.
Daniel R. Vance, Paulding,
improper backing; $53 fine, $77
Blake R. Mehring, Payne,
80/65 speed; $43 fine, $77
Markus Allen Sargent,
Hicksville, seat belt; $30 fine,
$47 costs.
Joyce W. Landy Davenport,
Hamilton, Ind., 64/55 speed;
$33 fine, $85 costs.
Joyce W. Landy Davenport,
Hamilton, Ind., seat belt; $30
A Christ in the Passover presentation will be offered at 7
p.m. Monday, April 14 at First Presbyterian Church, Paulding.
Alexander Adelson, of Jews for Jesus, will recreate a traditional
Passover service and explain how items traditionally used at the
Passover meal foreshadow Jesuss death and resurrection. Fi-
nalizing plans for the event are Sue Paulus (left), worship com-
mittee, and Pastor Dave Meriwether. Everyone is welcome; there
is no charge. The church is at the corner of Caroline and Cherry
streets, Paulding.
Holtsberry is candidate
for county commissioner
PAULDING Mark Holts-
berry, a resident of Jackson
Township, has announced that
he is running as a Republican
candidate for Paulding County
commissioner in the primary.
Holtsberry serves as presi-
dent of the Paulding County
Health Board as well as presi-
dent of the Paulding Commu-
nity Fire Department.
A lifelong resident of Pauld-
ing County, he and his wife,
Lisa, have been married for 30
years. They are the parents of
three children, Chelsea, 25,
Lauren, 21, and Nathan, 19.
His family has been actively
involved in 4-H, Wayne Trace
Athletic Boosters, band, fine
arts programs and the Crippled
Childrens Marathon for 34
He has done extensive re-
search of Paulding Countys
war veterans and cemetery
restoration in his own town-
ship. Holtsberrys ancestors
have been in this county for
over 160 years.
Holtsberry has a reputation
of fixing broken programs or
starting up a program that had
been closed. He is currently
employed at the Paulding Soil
& Water Conservation District
(SWCD), as an education spe-
cialist who also takes care of
the county-owned Black
Swamp Nature Center and 52
acres of park.
He has taken pride in know-
ing what he does either edu-
cates or brightens up
someones life. He knows what
it feels like to be unemployed,
underemployed, or working
multiple jobs to make ends
meet to pay all the bills and
raise a family. He vows to be
the watchman of the peoples
As an educator and self-em-
ployed business owner and an
elected official, he has the ex-
perience of working with and
communicating with people.
You have to listen to what
customers or individuals are
saying, and sometimes what
they are not saying, in order to
create an understanding or
trustful bond with them, said
You can count on an honest
response that is respectful to
the taxpayers ideas and
In closing, Holtsberry has
put together three thoughts that
he feels would make him a
good county commissioner.
1. Integrity Being honest,
truthful, understanding, giving,
helpful and faithful to all resi-
dents of Paulding County.
2. Experience Knowledge
of township and county gov-
ernments, years of positive
working relationships with
elected officials. He said, I am
a middle-aged individual who
has been there, done that and
still does it, the old fashioned
way. I earn it.
3. Compromise without sac-
rifice I will not give up my
morals, ethics, self-respect or
friendships to get a result that
could be shameful to the resi-
dents, friends or families of this
Holtsberry concluded, I am
looking forward to meeting
more of our wonderful resi-
dents of Paulding County.
Thank-you for the wonderful
support you have shown me
these past few months.
The primary election will be
held Tuesday, May 6.
8A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, March 19, 2014
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Paulding County Church Directory
Paulding United Methodist Church, 321 North Williams Street,
Paulding, church telephone number is 399-3591, Rev. Ben Lowell,
Worship service at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday School, 11:15 a.m.; Wed. worship
at 6 pm. 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 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 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
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
a.m, Church service-10 a.m.
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 a.m., Sunday worship at 10 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
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
Hospital, 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 am, Sun. eve. 6 pm, Wed.
eve. 6 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 a.m., Worship service 10
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
Predest (Dwayne) Richardson or Sister Brenda Richardson, 419-399-
9205 or 419-796-8718, Sunday worship at 3 p.m. Jail Ministry, Food
Ministry, Outreach Ministry. Overcomer Outreach - a Christian 12-steap
meeting, Sundays at 5 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, Pastor Jeremy Thompson, Sunday school at 9:15 a.m., Sunday
worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening at 6 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 p.m.: Teen group (7th-
12th grade), adult bible study and prayer. Nursery available for all
Paulding Family Worship Center, 501 West Perry Street, Paulding,
399-3525, Rev. Monte Moore, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.
Pastor Jonathan L. Hoagland, 587-3376, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.,
Morning worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening gospel hour at 6 p.m.,
Wednesday evening service at 7 p.m.
Grover Hill Zion United Methodist Church, corner of First and Harrison,
587-3941; Pastor Mike Waldron, 419-238-1493 or 419-233-2241 (cell).
Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:20 a.m., nursery avail-
able 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 pm, Wednesday
evening worship at 7:00 pm, Wednesday Youth Group at 7 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 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
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, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m., evening
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,
Sunday school at 9 a.m., Sunday worship 10 a.m.; evening service 6 p.m.,
Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 126 W. River St., Pastor Mike Pennington,
258-2864, Sunday school at 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., Sun-
day 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.
Grover Hill Church of the Nazarene, Maple and East Jackson streets,
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The Paulding Progress &
Weekly Reminder
Winning the Battle for a Generation
By Rick Jones
Defiance Area Youth for
Christ executive director
As we observe Lent, a time to consider what
we might give up as symbol of what God gave
for us, Jesus, lets purpose to tell others about
our wonderful Savior. I read the following
piece in preachingtoday.com that captured my
heart, Who have I told about my Messiah?
John Lennox (an author and professor of
mathematics at Oxford University) tells a
story about touring Eastern Europe and meet-
ing a Jewish woman from South Africa. The
woman told Lennox that she was researching
how her relatives had perished in the Holo-
At one point on their guided tour, they
passed a display that had the following words
written on it: Arbeit macht frei (or work
makes free). It was a mock-up of the main
gate to the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz. The
display also had pictures of the horrific med-
ical experiments carried out on children by the
infamous Dr. Josef Mengele. At that point of
their tour, the Jewish woman turned to Lennox
and said, And what does your religion make
of this?
Lennox writes: What was I to say? She had
lost her parents and many relatives in the
Holocaust. I could scarcely bear to look at the
Mengele photographs, because of the sheer
horror of imagining my children suffering
such a fate. I had nothing in my life that re-
motely paralleled the horror her family had
But still she stood in the doorway waiting
for an answer. I eventually said, I would not
insult your memory of your parents by offer-
ing you simplistic answers to your question.
What is more, I have young children and I can-
not even bear to think how I might react if any-
thing were to happen to them, even if it were far
short of the evil that Mengele did. I have no easy
answers; but I do have what, for me at least, is a
doorway into an answer.
What is it? she said. I said, You know that
I am a Christian. That means that I believe that
Yeshua is the messiah. I also believe that he was
God incarnate, come into our world as savior,
which is what his name Yeshua means. Now I
know that this is even more difficult for you to
accept. Nevertheless, just think about this ques-
tion if Yeshua was really God, as I believe he
was, what was God doing on a cross?
Could it be that God begins just here to meet
our heartbreaks, by demonstrating that he did not
remain distant from our human suffering, but be-
came part of it himself? For me, this is the be-
ginning of hope; and it is a living hope that
cannot be smashed by the enemy of death. The
story does not end in the darkness of the cross.
Yeshua conquered death. He rose from the dead;
and one day, as the final judge, he will assess
everything in absolute fairness, righteousness,
and mercy.
There was silence. She was still standing,
arms outstretched, forming a motionless cross in
the doorway. After a moment, with tears in her
eyes, very quietly but audibly, she said: Why
has no one ever told me that about my messiah
Peter writes in 1 Peter 3:15, (NIV) ... Always
be prepared to give an answer to everyone who
asks you to give the reason for the hope that you
For more information about the work of Youth
for Christ, you may contact Youth for Christ at
419-782-0656, P.O. Box 111, 210 Clinton Street,
Defiance, Ohio 43512, or email to defyfc@em-
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QUESTION: Ive heard
that you were abandoned
and orphaned as a child,
and that Focus on the Fam-
ily is encouraging adoption
through the foster care sys-
tem. Can you provide my
spouse and me with any
guidance, or suggest any re-
sources as we consider
adopting a child?
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so Im encouraged to learn of
your interest in adoption.
Currently, there are approxi-
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United States waiting for per-
manent adoptive families. In
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have are the states in which
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You can access your states
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QUESTION: My 16-year-
old daughter wants to get a
tongue ring and a tattoo.
Im skeptical. What are
your thoughts on this?
vice president, Family Min-
istries: Piercing and ink are
becoming more and more
popular among youth and
even adults. But, there are
some things you and your
daughter need to be aware of
before she takes the plunge.
When it comes to tattoos,
there are health risks to con-
sider. Complications can in-
clude local bacterial
infections, allergic reactions
and potential disfiguring skin
reactions. More serious infec-
tions, such as hepatitis C,
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sult from tattoo needles that
have been contaminated with
infected blood.
Plus, as time passes, many
regret the tattoos they got in
their younger days. Remov-
ing them is not only costly,
but may leave scarring.
Piercing carry similar risks.
Oral piercing carries a higher
risk of infection than ear
piercing, and also opens the
door to dental and gum prob-
Finally, there are sexual
and subcultural implica-
tions associated with certain
tattoos and piercing. Your
daughter may not intend to
send overtly sexual or rebel-
lious signals through her
choices, but that doesnt
mean others wont perceive
them that way. Do some
homework first to make sure
shes not communicating
anything dangerous or unnec-
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Like it or not, other people
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about her character and per-
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job interviews. So its worth
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Given that this decision will
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interest to exercise your au-
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your daughter to hold off
until shes 18.
On the other hand, since
shes considering something
that is not inherently immoral
or illegal, is this worth creat-
ing a potential rift between
you? May God grant you wis-
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1954: A memorable year for the Blue Creek Comets

This team picture was taken in the Comets dressing room prior to taking the floor for the final time. The Comets were stopped
in tournament play at the Celina districts by Delphos Jefferson 52-45. Front row from left Gerald Sinn, Max Pease, Ken Zimmer-
man, Harold Sinn. Back row Bill Laukhuf, Dennis Doster, Harry Grey, Charles Hart, Red Williamson, Roger Roth, Larry Sinn,
Walt Sinn, and Coach Ned Jay.
Special to the Progress
Part 7 of 7
The Blue Creek Comets Night
of Memory in 1954
It was in 1947 when these
Comets prepared for this night
of basketball in the Celina Sta-
dium. What they left with was a
legacy that would last into the
next century. They proved
themselves to be champions in
one night.
It was a Saturday night at the
Divisional semis tourney. The
game was important. The lively
atmosphere was intensifying for
the Comets. The shiny hard-
woods seemed elevated, like on
a stage. The basketballs
bounced better, the crowd was
electrifying in the Comets pre-
game warm-ups. The lights, the
energy of the cheerleaders,
radio broadcasters, and two of
the toughest high school basket-
ball teams in Central Ohio were
on hand.
(Paulding County teams did
not come back to Celina in the
past six years, mainly because
of the infamous Celina Referee
Scandal of 1948. The Haviland
Wildcats were robbed of their
Ohio State Championship bid
the refs and timekeeper ran for
their lives at game end under
police protection. Lima St. Rose
was the benefactor. Paulding
County should not have come
back in 1954 either.)
On this night, February 27,
1954, the Blue Creek Comets
faced Delphos Jefferson, one of
the two Delphos, Ohio power-
houses. St. John was ranked #2
in Ohio most of the season
Jefferson had just beaten them
in their local tournament the
week prior, 49 to 45. So the
Comets had their hands full.
The tip-off points worked
again two points in four sec-
onds. The cocky Jeffs were
stunned the giant-sized school
was outwitted by the farm town
kids. A quick Comets intercep-
tion from Max, to Walt, to Ger-
ald, to Dennis in the corner
added two more points. Blue
Creek kept hitting shots, always
in the lead.
The Lay-up Shot
I couldnt believe anyone in
the Celina gym saw how that
ball got into the basket, Gerald
said. It was six minutes into the
first quarter. I got my answer of
just how good our point guard,
Walt Sinn was that year in 1954.
It was the play of the year it
demoralized Delphos Jeffer-
Gerald hit Dennis with a pass
in the corner, went in for the re-
bound. Dennis couldnt get the
shot, he speared the ball back
out to Walt on top of the key.
Walt saw Gerald under the bas-
There was no opening, it
was full of Jeffs and trees, Ger-
ald said. It seemed he wanted
to pass to me, but I didnt expect
the ball. I could barely see Walt
from Jeffs, but I saw him pass it
into the pack. I took another
step, now four feet from the bas-
ket, put my hands out, but the
Jeffs blocked my vision. I felt
the sting, a pain I would remem-
ber forever. Like trained preci-
sion from years of practice, I
lifted my hands toward the
backboard in a split second.
Perhaps it was the toughest
thought in my lifetime. I didnt
see the ball in my hands, I just
knew it had to be there, the sting
told me. In synchronized mo-
tion, my hands lifted the ball to
the backboard for the perfect
It seemed there was a slight
hush in the Celina Stadium that
night, at that moment. The fans
couldnt believe how that ball
got through the Delphos de-
fense and into the bucket. Nor
could the Jeffs stars believe it.
What a demoralizer it was for
Jefferson. They were still stand-
ing in place, their jaws on their
chests. They didnt know how
the ball got past them into the
basket. They didnt see it. How
could they stop what they
couldnt see?
Blue Creek scored only two
points, but stopping Jefferson
with something they couldnt
see was worth enough to win
the game by 15 points. The
Comets proceeded to show the
huge crowd they were capable.
Walt Sinn had passed through
the most microscopic hole in
high school basketball. Because
I was an experienced senior ath-
lete I was able to sink this im-
possible shot. The shot put the
Comets ahead by double-digits.
The top state-ranked Jeffs had
come to realize they were in a
battle at the Ohio state division-
als. The winner of this district
tourney will be playing in the
1954 state championship game.
On the very next trip down to
the Jeffs basket, Gerald said, I
went up for another rebound, a
Delphos player hit me in the air.
It was clearly a Delphos foul.
An eye-popped referee moved
three feet in front of me. He
blew his whistle like a pos-
sessed maniac, pointing into my
face, as if I were the devil him-
self. It was the second foul he
called on me, and not even the
first quarter had passed. Id only
fouled out in one game all sea-
son. Something else strange was
happening. Coach Jay should
have pulled me after my second
foul, he didnt do it. It wasnt
like him, he pulled me for
sneezing during the season.
First Quarter: The Comets
defense was winning this game.
They held the bewildered Jeffs
to only nine points, Comets 14
Jefferson 9.
Second Quarter: The Comets
were rolling. Their speed on de-
fense was making a difference.
They never gave up the lead.
Something noticeable, foul is-
sues were bothering Gerald,
Walt and Max, but Coach Jay
wasnt showing concern. We
needed a time-out from Ned
we didnt get it. The Delphos
Jeffs had a well balanced team,
they had three double-digit guys
capable of four. Their 68
center was having problems, it
seemed Ken Z was standing on
his toes a few times knocking
out his timing. The ref only
gave Ken a warning, or hed be
out of the game early. The
Comets were leading the whole
first-half, though the Jeffs were
only one short Comets 24
Delphos 23.
Half-Time: Ned was quiet in
the locker room. We brought up
points and he agreed he may
have said, watch out for the
fouls. He wasnt revealing an
urgency. He was not coaching.
Ken Zimmerman had reinjured
his hand shooting foul shots
left-handed. But most important
the Comets were winning.
Third quarter: The Comets
got their two points in four sec-
onds. Dennis Doster was hitting
long shots and foul shots. The
whole first five was scoring,
stretching the lead. Blue Creeks
defense was even better. The
Jeffs were held to only three
points so far in the third.
Gerald and Max put on a
short press. Gerald intercepted a
Jeffs pass on the half-line. It was
clean, no touching. But a whis-
tle blew! It was in front of
everyone. There was no foul.
There was booing from the
Comets crowd. This was Ger-
alds fourth foul none were ac-
tual fouls. Walt had three fouls,
same thing. (Coincidence
Walt and Gerald were the top
scorers in the prior Wren game,
the radio broadcast built them
up they became targets.)
These were dirty referees and
this game was fixed.
Still there was nothing from
Ned Jay, why wasnt he pulling
his players to save fouls? Thats
an elementary step for a coach
and Ned was far from being
elementary. He had to have
been threatened. They would
torch his house, hurt his family,
take his life, whatever they do.
They fixed it so our coach
was not coaching, was Ger-
alds interpretation. He looked
Geralds fifth foul was called
with two minutes to go in the
third quarter. The Comets were
leading as they did the whole
game, but now they had their
biggest lead Comets 37 Jeffs
26. The Jeffs had only scored
three points in this third quarter
a strong defense wins in tour-
nament play. There was no
question about the Comets win-
ning this game fairness would
stop this game now.
Fourth Quarter: The dirty refs
fouled Walt out at two minutes
in the fourth quarter. Max was
out at five minutes. Sixty per-
cent of the Comets first-five
star-defense was out the rest of
the game. The fateful Jeffs got
to score 20 points in the final
quarter. Final score Delphos Jef-
ferson 52 Blue Creek 45. The
newspapers said, Coach Ned
Jays Comets forced Jefferson
to the limit to win Jeffs were
trailing all the way. Comets led
as much 11 points until the Sinn
boys went out on fouls. Now
youve heard the rest of the
Delphos Jefferson made it to
the Divisional finals, but the fix-
ers were not going to let the
Jeffs beat Delphos St. Johns at
Celina. The Jeffs beat St. Johns
the week before, leading all the
way, score 49 to 44. The game
was not fixed.
Synopsis: Delphos St. John
went to the Ohio state finals
game. They lost to New Lex-
ington, St. Aloysius 65 to 63.
Looking at the statistics: we
know that Delphos Jefferson
could beat St. Johns in a fair
game 49 to 44. The Blue Creek
Comets would have beaten the
Jeffs by 15 points in a fair game.
Then isnt it reasonable to be-
lieve the Blue Creek Comets
should have been the 1954 state
champions by as much as 12
points over New Lexington?
How many Paulding, Defi-
ance and Van Wert county high
schools experienced the same
frustrations as the Comets of
1954? Their must be a large
number of untold stories wait-
ing to be written.
How disgusting it was for the
Ohio state government and/or
the Ohio state athletic agencies
to allow gambling on Ohio high
school sports, (or were they re-
sponsible or could they control
dirty refs?). Young people
worked so many years to get a
chance to make a better life for
themselves by reaching the ul-
timate goal to be Ohio state
champions. That seven years of
preparation could be wiped out
illegally in 32 minutes on an
Ohio high school basketball
floor was so anti-American.
Immediately after Gerald left
the locker room he saw Ned Jay
standing alone next to the
bleachers watching the next
game. He approached him with-
out hesitation. He said, Ned,
we didnt lose this game, those
refs were crooked. Walt and I
never fouled out of games.
He answered with no uncer-
tainty, Yes, you guys were the
winners, Gerald, not Jefferson.
The Comets had the best team
on the floor tonight.
It was a short conversation.
I dont remember what else he
said, but I never asked if he or
his family were threatened. Nor
did I ask 50 years later at our
alumni luncheon in a Van Wert
country club, Gerald recalls. I
would have asked in July of
2009, though he wasnt at his
home. It was a medical problem
at some hospital. I guess there
would be another time, I
The Comets of 1954 were
Coach Dick Holmes most suc-
cessful team to date. He is to be
recognized as a man that made
a difference. He was interested
in the young Lions in 1947,
with ideas to make them the
best in the state of Ohio. When
his young Lions became Ned
Jays team in 1954, they
grabbed the attention of Ohio
state rankings. This set a prece-
dent for the farm boys basket-
ball players of Paulding County,
Ohio (not withstanding the
Lions of 47 and the Haviland
Wildcats of 48, who deserved
Coach Dick Holmes taught
young athletes how to play bas-
ketball and baseball throughout
the years in the 1950s. He be-
came principal of Blue Creek
North and continued coaching
junior high. His basketball play-
ers would last through teams of
Intramural high school
sports: At noon on the day the
BC seniors took on the Blue
Creek junior boys in the finals
of boys intramural basketball
play-offs in the Haviland gym at
year end in 1954, something in-
teresting came out of it. It was a
knockdown, drag-out battle; the
student crowd was really into it.
Coach Ned Jay was the referee.
The game was decided in over-
time, but it was the juniors
that came out as winners. Ned
Jay was simply ecstatic.
It hadnt occurred to me
before the game, Gerald
said, but would this be a
sign, could the Blue Creek
Comets of 1955 be even big-
ger winners than the Comets
of 54?
To PFC Otis Pease
U.S. Army 85th Infantry Po
Valley, Italy and his wife
Doris, and Paul, Max, Darrel,
LaDonna, and Sharon.
Recipient of the: Combat In-
fantry Badge, Purple Heart,
Victory Ribbon European
Africa Middle Eastern
(EAME), Good Conduct
Medal with attached Three
Bronze Stars.
World War II-1945 and a
friend of the Blue Creek
Comets of 1954.
My Life in the Ski Troop by
George H. Rosenfield/2nd Bn
85th Infantry Division World
War II.
Joy of Basketball Defi-
ance County by Dick Bald-
Delphos Jefferson ends tournament ride at districts 52-45
Head coach of the 1947
Latty Lions, Dick Holmes, saw
potential in the 1954 Blue
Creek Comets. Many of the
players were fifth and sixth
graders when Holmes would
open up the gym to allow the
young players practice during
the early hours before the start
of school.
Notable achievements by the Comets
Paulding County league champions 1951 through 1954.
Paulding County tournament champions 1951, 1952,
Comets beat Wren Van Wert County champions twice
in 1954.
Comets broke Ohio state scoring record (first-five scored
in double-digits twice in same season). Four Comets scored
in double-digits in 12 games, in same season.
Blue Creek Comets 1954 was the most victorious team in
Paulding County at 19-4 history / 19-4 record still the
smallest high school in Ohio, with 27 boys.
The Young Lions, plus one Wildcat placed all Blue Creek
first-five players on the top-12 scorers list in Paulding County
in 1954: points recorded #1 Ken Zimmerman 318, #2 Den-
nis Doster 317, Walt Sinn 271, Gerald Sinn 151, Max Pease
10A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Ice jams, snow melt flooding, severe
storms are potential spring weather threats
COLUMBUS This win-
ter in Ohio has been one for
the meteorological history
books. Ohioans were intro-
duced to Polar Vortex and
arctic blasts while enduring
propane shortages. Staying
warm this winter has been no
easy feat.
Now, the state is experienc-
ing above-normal tempera-
tures, thunderstorms and
snow-melt flooding poten-
The Ohio Committee for
Severe Weather Awareness
(OCSWA) encourages
Ohioans to practice the fol-
lowing safety measures:
Know Your Risk Learn
and understand the different
types of weather hazards that
occur in Ohio. Know how se-
vere weather could impact
your household, your job,
your community.
Ohios springtime hazards
include tornadoes, thunder-
storms, floods, and even
snowstorms through early
spring. Visit the OCSWA
website at www.weather-
safety.ohio.gov to view cur-
rent weather in Ohio, and to
learn about severe weather
safety and preparedness.
Know the weather terms
Know the difference be-
tween storm watches and
storm warnings.
For example, a tornado
watch is issued by the Na-
tional Weather Service when
conditions are favorable for
the development of tornadoes
in and close to the area. Dur-
ing a tornado watch, review
tornado safety plans and be
prepared to move to a safe
place if conditions worsen.
Listen to a NOAA Weather
Radio or local television or
radio newscasts for storm up-
A tornado warning is is-
sued by the NWS when a tor-
nado has been detected by
Doppler radar or sighted by
storm spotters. If a tornado
warning is issued for your
area, do not stop to take pic-
tures or shoot video. Seek
safe shelter immediately.
Many Ohio counties have
outdoor warning sirens that
sound during storm warnings.
Continue to listen to your
NOAA Weather Radio or TV
or radio newscasts for up-to-
date weather information.
Other tornado safety tips
During tornado drills or
actual tornado warnings,
D Go DOWN to the low-
est level
U Get UNDER some-
C COVER your head
K KEEP in shelter until
the storm has passed
Be prepared for severe
weather before a storm watch
or warning is issued. Meet
with household members to
develop a disaster plan to re-
spond to all hazards, includ-
ing tornado watches and
warnings. Conduct regular
tornado drills.
If you are a person with
special needs, register your
name and address with your
local emergency management
agency, police and/or fire de-
partments before any natural
or man-made disaster occurs.
The NOAA Weather
Radio has alerting tools avail-
able for people who are hear-
ing impaired. Some weather
radio receivers can be con-
nected to an existing home
security system, similar to a
doorbell, smoke detector or
other sensor. For additional
information, visit the NWS
NOAA Weather Radio link:
The safest place to be
during a tornado is a base-
ment. If the building has no
basement or cellar, go to a
small, centrally located room
on the lowest level of the
building, such as a bathroom
or closet or interior hallway.
If you are in a vehicle,
trailer or mobile home, get
out immediately and go to the
lowest floor of a sturdy,
nearby building or storm
shelter. Mobile homes, even
if tied down, offer little or no
protection from tornadoes.
If you are outside with no
shelter, lie in a nearby ditch
or depression and cover your
head with your hands. Do not
seek shelter under a highway
overpass or bridge. You will
be exposed to stronger winds
and flying debris.
The OCSWA is comprised
of 15 agencies and organiza-
tions that are dedicated in edu-
cating Ohioans about the
natural disasters that typically
affect the state, and how to plan
and prepare for severe weather
incidents and home emergen-
cies before they happen.
For additional information
on tornado and other severe
weather safety and prepared-
ness, visit the OCSWA website
a t
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A Crane Township Zoning Certificate and a Paulding County
Building Permit is required for the following.
Construction of residences or out buildings, additions to pres-
ent residences and outbuildings, installation of enlargement
of ponds, installation of in ground pools, and all other new
use of ground for construction of permanent structures, in-
cluding new placement of a mobile home or replacement of
any existing mobile home.
Mobile homes either as a new placement or as a replace-
ment of an existing mobile home must measure no less then
14'x70, must be no more than 8 years of age from the date
of manufacture stated on the title, must be certified under the
National Mobile Home Construction and Safety Standard Act
of 1974 and must conform to all Crane Township Zoning and
Mobile Home Installation Regulations.
Viewing of the Crane Township Zoning Regulations is avail-
able at the Paulding County Recorders Office.
required for construction of buildings for agriculture purposes.
For other information or questions concerning Crane Town-
ship Zoning; please contact any of the Crane Township
Trustees or the CraneTownship Zoning Inspector.
Michael Brady, Zoning Inspector - 419-786-0000
Kristine Stuart, Fiscal Officer - 419-258-9319
Charles Simpson, Trustee - 419-399-4737
Joe Sukup, Trustee - 419-399-5391
Mike Meyer, Trustee - 419-769-5760
LEPRECHAUN ON THE LOOSE There is a leprechaun on the loose in Ms. Engels kindergarten classroom at Antwerp Ele-
mentary! He has been acting mischievously, stringing green yarn on the cubbies, pouring green glitter on desks, and even drawing
green faces on notes in the hallway. The students made leprechaun traps to try to catch him.
Kindergarten registration
Paulding Exempted Village Schools kindergarten clinic dates for
screening and registering 2014-15 kindergartners is fast approach-
Oakwood Elementary will hold kindergarten clinic on Friday,
April 11, while Paulding Elementarys kindergarten clinic dates are
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 22 and 23.
If anyone has a child who will be 5 years old before Aug. 1, 2014,
please call the school office to schedule a registration appointment.
To reach the Oakwood Elementary call 419-594-3346. The num-
ber to call for Paulding Elementary is 419-399-4656.
When bringing a child to the screening, make sure to bring the
following items: certificate of live birth, childs Social Security card,
current immunization record, and custody papers, if applicable.
Please pass this information on to any family or friends with chil-
dren approaching school age.
Pirates, renegades and scoundrels
NAPOLEON The Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor an-
nounces that it will present a free public history program about
some of the colorful characters in regional history at 7 p.m. March
19 at Oberhaus Park in Napoleon.
Using storytelling, historical photos and group participation, at-
tendees will gain a new appreciation for the lives and exploits of
the earliest residents in the valley. The Girty Brothers, horse
thieves, a pirate, and some of the men in cahoots with John
Dillinger will be included.
This program is made possible in part by the Ohio Humanities
Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Hu-
Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor is a nonprofit organization
serving all of northwest Ohio and portions of northeast Indiana
and southeast lower Michigan.
Its good to be back home again
John Denvers old classic,
Its Good to Be Back Home
Again, stirred in my heart
early last week as I was fi-
nally able to walk on a trail at
my beloved get away, Lim-
berlost Loblolly, one of the
stomping grounds of famed
Indiana author, Gene Stratton
The Lob, as I like to refer
to it, has become my refuge,
source of hundreds of nature
pictures, learning opportunity
for birding and bird calls,
classroom for lessons from
nature and primarily the sanc-
tuary where I escape to be
quiet, still my thoughts and
totally listen to nature and its
It is the home of the, Song
of the Cardinal, many of
which I have seen this spring.
Two weeks ago I saw 11
robins in one cluster.
Buds are starting to make
their appearance on the
prairie docs, asters and an
endless flow of wildflowers
that create a floral blanket
that I often refer to as natures
private prayer shawl that God
drapes over my heart when I
stop on a trail.
Last weeks entrance into
this natural refuge was the
first time I have stepped on
beloved Trail One since last
November. For the first times
in months, the snow had sub-
sided and although it was a
bit swampy in places, it was
there and waiting to guide
this traveler on his prayer
mystical tour.
Footprints of this declining
winter were evident every-
where, with much of the
marsh grass pressed to the
ground by the heavy burden
of snow it had born all winter.
As I enjoyed this divine
gift once again, I realized
that much of this is available
because of the gift of life and
the mystical changes taking
place because of the warming
sun. Hope reveals itself once
again because golden spring
sun is drawing the grass to-
wards its golden power and
lifting it from the jowls of de-
mise to full life once again.
On one side of the trail,
small orange berries were left
from last summers burst of
life. But, ponds were still
frozen, waiting to be un-
locked to welcome ducks,
geese (already arriving), sand
cranes (also arriving), heron
and bald eagles.
No wonder God was so
pleased when He created light
and realized what all it was
going to do for nature, life
and the spirits of men which
are lifted by its presence.
As I walked back toward
my car, I was thinking of the
creation story from Genesis 1
which says, God said, Let
there be light, and there was
light. God saw that light was
good, and He separated the
light of from darkness.
And inside my soul was the
whisper, In Him was life,
and the life was the light of
men. (John 1:4)
And oh, its good to be
back home again.
Hospital board hears 2013 audit report
ing County Hospital board
met March 6, where board
members heard the near per-
fect 2013 audit report which
was presented by BKD audi-
tors. Following that, the
board went into an executive
The board of trustees orga-
nizational meeting was con-
ducted and the following po-
sitions were filled for 2014:
chairperson, Michael Winans;
vice chairperson, Konnie
Gerber and secretary treas-
urer, Ron Etzler.
Chief Executive Officer
Gary Adkins reported that the
hospital is currently undergo-
ing a study to determine who
the hospital group purchasing
organization should be and a
decision concerning this
should be reached in March.
The annual service awards
luncheon was held in Febru-
ary honoring 40 employees
with employment milestones
and retirement.
Adkins announced that the
PCH Foundation Board of
Trustees met and voted to
award $7,000 in scholarships
to county wide seniors in high
school and current college
students. All recipients of the
PCHF scholarships are seek-
ing a healthcare career educa-
The annual dinner for the
foundation will be held on
April 7, at the Eagles Lodge,
where the scholarship recipi-
ents will be presented to the
membership. For more infor-
mation about the foundation,
please call 419-399-1138.
Chief Financial Officer
Rob Goshia reported that for
the month of January 2014
the hospital experienced a
loss of $94,758. The loss can
mainly be attributed to de-
creased volume and de-
creased reimbursements. A
plan is being formulated to
insure hospital profitability.
with Parkview Nuclear Med-
icine to discuss the feasibility
of performing Cardiolite
studies. Parkview is now
willing to perform those stud-
ies at Paulding County Hos-
pital due to equipment
Medical Staff Officers
were approved by the board
with Dr. Halachanova hold-
ing the position of Chief of
Staff for the upcoming year.
The vice-chief will be Dr.
Gray and the secretary/trea-
surer will be Dr. Gilreath.
The next meeting is sched-
uled for 6:45 p.m. April 3.
Schedules for conversion
and training for the new EPIC
computer system Commu-
nity Connect are being put
together and the go live date
is June 1.
The Quality Improvement
Committee met and was pre-
sented with the quarterly re-
port, the legal compliance
audit for the fourth quarter
2013 and the fourth quarter
patient satisfaction report.
Chief Operating Officer
Randy Ruge reported that the
volume for February MRIs
continues to increase. The
hospital has been working
Insurance agents offer
The Paulding County Independent Insurance Agents Asso-
ciation Inc. is again accepting scholarship application from all
Paulding County high school seniors. We are proud of our area
youth and are pleased to be able to award seven scholarships
this year.
Applications are available at each of the area county high
schools guidance office as well as the Paulding County Inde-
pendent Agents offices: Antwerp Insurance Agency, Foltz In-
surance Agency, Hornish Financial and Insurance Services,
Inc., Stahl-Stoller-Meyer Insurance Center and Williamson In-
surance Agency.
The deadline for the applications to be turned in to the guid-
ance office or mailed to the scholarship chairman is Monday,
April 21.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Paulding County Progress - 11A
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Paynes Rock up and running following storm repairs
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Thomas Farrell, Cameron Forrer and Kaden Franklin shoot baskets at the reopened ROCK Community Center in Payne this
past Saturday night.
Feature Writer
PAYNE Following nearly
two years to restore the
storm-ravaged ROCK Com-
munity Center in Payne, ap-
proximately 40 young people
gathered last Saturday
evening to play games, eat
snacks and enjoy the re-
opened facility. Although the
center has actually been open
for a couple of weeks, things
got into full flow this past
A special open house will
be held at the center from 1-3
p.m. Saturday, April 12.
The center, a nonprofit,
non-affiliate entity, was
forced to close and begin re-
pairs and restoration after
major damage caused by the
June 29, 2012 derecho that
passed through Payne and
caused a considerable amount
of damage throughout Payne
Restoration was made pos-
sible through donations and
gifted funds that came into
the center.
I cant thank people
enough for helping us to get
this up and running again,
said Allan Martin, who heads
up the center. We are so
grateful for any help that we
Now, said Jennifer Martin,
who also heads up the facility,
more help is needed, staffing
with volunteers to make the
center open for community
youth, Bible studies and other
events projected to occur in
the facility.
It is our goal that this will
not only be for youth; we
would also like to have fam-
ily night, uses for the elderly,
Bible studies and youth
groups and various club ac-
tivities, said Jennifer Martin.
Martin said that cost for
usage is a $40 deposit and
$40 rent. She noted that the
deposit will be returned when
the facility is cleaned up fol-
lowing the event.
If a religious group wants
to use this, there is no
charge, said Martin. Any
church group is free.
Martin said that the ROCK
is intended to be a youth and
community center for young
people, the community and
groups of all ages. She noted
that the facility intends to
house Bible studies, church
youth group activities, family
reunions, birthday parties and
other community gatherings.
Theres not a lot to do in a
small town like this, said
Jennifer Martin. This is a
good place for kids to get off
the street and and enjoy other
young people.
Games include air hockey,
pinball, basketball and power
bowling. There are all types
of refreshments that include
pizza, pretzels, corn dogs, na-
chos, peanut butter and jelly
sandwiches, ice cream and
various other snacks. No
snacks, said, Miller, costs
over a dollar.
We are excited about this
and the opportunity to open it
up again, said Martin. We
have a lot of wonderful kids
in this town and we are glad
to be there for them.
12A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Kylee Baumle
In The
I spy with my little eye
Spring is almost here. The
calendar says so, even if the
weather doesnt. But Mother
Nature always shows up for
the party, even if shes late.
By this time, Im getting
anxious for all the telltale
signs of her arrival and thank-
fully, there are many. If I
dont see the snowdrops be-
cause theyre still buried
under snow, I can look some-
where else and see the spikes
of crocus poking out of the
icy ground. (How do they do
The plants out in the green-
house and in our house have
started actively growing
again after slowing down
quite a bit during the winter.
Lots of tender new leaves are
popping out and some are
even flowering, due to the
lengthening daylight hours.
Birds know spring is com-
ing, but dont rely on the
robins to announce it. While
some robins do travel in win-
ter, its generally because
theyre looking for something
to eat rather than wanting
warmer temperatures.
Theyre considered to be
year-round residents of all
lower 48 states, so if you
want robins in your yard next
winter, consider planting
more fruiting shrubs and
trees. They love the red
berries on our Washington
hawthorn trees.
Weve had our fair share of
more northerly visitors this
year, including the beautiful
Snowy owl. Though the state
of Ohio is technically within
their normal wintering range,
and in spite of them being di-
urnal (more active during the
day), they arent usually seen
here as much as they were
this winter. It was an irrup-
tion year.
I finally spotted one a cou-
ple of weeks ago as we drove
to Ash Wednesday services in
Payne. East of town, one
took off from the top of a
telephone pole and I was
struck by just how large they
are, slightly larger than the
Great Horned owl that visits
our yard on occasion.
That same week, a flock of
snow buntings spent a few
days hunting for seeds and in-
sects on our neighbors lawn,
where the snow had melted
away. Spending their sum-
mers in the arctic, just like the
Snowy owl, their winter
range is even more northerly,
putting us here in Paulding
County at the very southern
fringe of it. (According to
Cornell Lab of Ornithology.)
But theyll be headed back
north soon, if they arent al-
ready, and some of our sum-
mer birds are already here.
Ive heard and seen the red-
winged blackbirds for several
weeks now and last week I
saw a couple of killdeer. The
monarch butterflies that over
wintered in Mexico began
their trek northward a couple
of weeks ago and the ruby-
throated hummingbirds are
on the move too.
The maple sap has been
running nicely for the last
couple of weeks, because the
trees are beginning to wake
up from their winters slum-
ber. Were brand new at this
sap-collecting thing and Im
looking forward to making
some maple syrup from
Soon, well be hearing the
spring peepers and the bull-
frogs, sometimes singing so
loudly that we have to keep
our windows closed at night
so we can sleep. On warmer
days, tiny flying insects will
be filling the air and the bees
will be out gathering pollen
from the earliest flower
In spite of this feeling like
the winter that just wont go
away, spring is out there.
Grab a friend, your spouse,
your kids, or grandkids and
take a walk. Play a game of
I Spy and just see if Im not
Read Kylees blog, Our Lit-
tle Acre, at www.ourlit-
tleacre.com and on Facebook
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THE PAULDING COUNTY PROGRESS GOES TO BELIZE Recently a group of students, faculty and staff member Rena Rager
of Paulding traveled to Belize in Central America as part of the Defiance College McMaster School for Advancing Humanity research
trip. The group stayed 15 days at the Hillbank Research and Management Station and traveled to the village of San Carlos and the
New River Lagoon where they conducted most of their work. They also toured the Mayan ruins at Lamanai and Altun Ha and the
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Horse racing was the theme of the ninth annual Chocolate Extravaganza held last Thursday
and Saturday evenings at the Cooper Community Library in Oakwood. The community room at
the library was decorated in a horse racing theme and attendees got the opportunity to see some
horse races and cheer for their horse. If your horse won, a special prize was presented. The
evening began with the servers delivering virgin mint juleps to the attendees followed by ap-
proximately 30 various kinds of delightful tasting chocolates. In the two evenings of the Extrav-
aganza, all 11 tables were filled with eight at a table. All proceeds went to branch library and its
programs. Enjoying the races and the chocolates are Sheila Martin and Julie Frederick.
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RED CROSS VAN Paulding County Red Cross received a van from Lima and Van Wert Red
Cross chapters, which will be used in assisting the local volunteers in disaster situations. The
van was on display at the offices open house last week. From left are Rick Noggle, disaster chair-
man; Sandy Lane, executive director of Paulding & Van Wert County Red Cross; and Phil and
Judy Wells, Paulding County disaster volunteers.
REPUBLICAN WOMENS BUFFET The Paulding County Republican Women will be hosting
their 20th Annual Guest Night Buffet at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 27 at the United Methodist Church
Fellowship Hall in Paulding. They will be kicking off their annual membership drive with a buffet,
special entertainment and door prizes. The event is free and open to the public, but does require
RSVP by March 23. For more information on the event or to RSVP, contact Jan Commers at 419-
769-8600. Here, discussing the details of the event, are Jan Commers, Lou Ann Wannemacher
and Claudia Fickel.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Paulding County Progress - 1B
Girls, Boys Basketball
County Hoopsters enjoy superb season
honors in the District 7 voting and
received Honorable Mention in the
AP Northwest District awards. The
Panthers Treston Gonzales and
Quentin Vance each got Honorable
Mention on the District 7 squad as
Antwerp had a winning record as
well, finishing at 14-10 overall and
2-5 in the GMC. The Archers came
up short in the sectional title tilt
with Ayersville after defeating Hol-
gate in the sectional semifinal.
Derek Smalley was named to the
GMC First Team for the blue and
white and Trenton Copsey picked
up Honorable Mention. Smalley
also received Second Team all-Dis-
trict 7 honors with Kaden Brumett,
Sam Williamson and Copsey gar-
nering Honorable Mention. Smal-
ley was named Honorable Mention
on the AP all-district team as well.
On the girls side, Wayne Trace
led the way with a 13-10 record but
it was a short tournament run for all
three county squads.
The Lady Raiders wrapped up
GMC play with a record of 4-3
under the direction of first year
head coach Bethany Hughes.
Senior Lauren Speice broke the
single game rebounding record
three times during the season, set-
ting the new standard at 23 in the
regular season finale against
Edgerton. Speice also established a
new single season record of 284,
their dad and current head coach
Jim Linder scored 32 and Jeff Gu-
dakunst added 31 in a 98-87 vic-
tory over Woodlan.
Both Corbin and Ethan were
named to the Green Meadows Con-
ference and District 7 First Teams
while Devin Wenzlick received
Honorable Mention all-league.
Wenzlick and Colby Speice each
picked up Honorable Mention Dis-
trict 7 awards. Corbin Linder also
was named Paulding County
Player of the Year, the first Raider
to do so in six seasons.
Paulding also had an outstanding
season as the Panthers captured a
sectional title and battled Ottawa
Glandorf for 32 minutes but fell to
the Titans in the district champi-
onship game.
The maroon and white finished
the year with a record of 18-7
under the direction of Shawn
Brewer while posting a 5-3 record
in the Northwest Conference.
Brewer was tabbed as the Dis-
trict 7 co-coach of the year in Di-
vision III along with Liberty
Centers Greg Badenhop.
Pauldings Kyle Kauser received
NWC Second Team honors with
teammate Guy Harder receiving
Honorable Mention. Kauser also
was named First Team in District 7
and third team Associated Press
Northwest District.
Harder picked up Second Team
Devin Wenzlick and T.J. Black-
more led the local squad back to
the regional finals after also lead-
ing the Wayne Trace football team
to the state championship game.
Due to that extended football sea-
son, the Raiders played 22 games
in 64 days to complete the regular
season before finishing with five
tournament games in 15 days. This
group of seniors has helped lead
the Raider football team to a record
of 22-3 in the past two seasons
while the basketball squads are a
combined 43-7.
While not being the scoring lead-
ers on the team, this trio led Wayne
Trace in other ways and was a piv-
otal part of the Raider success. Its
a group that will be missed and a
hole that will have to be filled for
the 2014-15 season by head coach
Jim Linder.
Junior Corbin Linder and fresh-
man brother Ethan Linder became
dual scoring threats for the Raiders,
with the duo accomplishing some-
thing that had been done only one
other time in Wayne Trace history.
In the 80-51 regional semifinal
victory over Buckeye Central,
Corbin scored 32 points and Ethan
added 30 to record only the second
time in Raider basketball that two
players had scored 30 or more
points in the same game.
The first time that happened was
Saturday, Nov. 24, 1984, when
Two sectional championships.
One district championship. One
league championship. And within
one game of a Final Four berth.
Those are the highlights of the
2013-14 Paulding County basket-
ball season as four of the six squads
posted winning records this past
All three of the countys boys
basketball programs posted win-
ning records this year along with
the Wayne Trace girls as county
squads finished with a combined
record of 76-67 this past year (.531
winning percentage). It is the sec-
ond straight year that all three boys
basketball teams finished with bet-
ter than .500 records.
At Wayne Trace, the Raider boys
came within one game of making
the trip to the Division IV final four
after winning their tenth district
championship in school history.
The Raiders also recorded their
25th Green Meadows Conference
title this year as well as the 20th
sectional championship.
The red, white and blue finished
with a record of 23-4, posting back
to back 20-win seasons for the first
time since the 1990-91 and 1991-
92 seasons. Wayne Trace was 20-3
in 2012-13.
Raider seniors Colby Speice,
breaking the mark held by her
mom Angie (Hall) Speice of 222
set in the 1986-87 season.
Speice garnered Honorable
Mention on the AP all-district and
District 7 teams with Brenda
Feasby and Erin Mohr also receiv-
ing Honorable Mention District 7.
Speice also was named to the GMC
First Team with Mohr picking up
Second Team honors and Feasby
garnering Honorable Mention.
Speice garnered Paulding County
Player of the Year honors as well
for Wayne Trace, which no Raider
had won since 2011.
Paulding posted a record of 7-15
overall and while the Lady Pan-
thers wrapped up NWC play at 1-
Panther standouts Sierra McCul-
lough and Abby Pease both re-
ceived Honorable Mention District
7 and all-Northwest Conference
In Antwerp, Kaiya Jemison gar-
nered GMC Honorable Mention
and District 7 Honorable Mention
to lead the Lady Archers. The blue
and white finished the year with a
record of 1-21 while wrapping up
GMC play 0-7.
Overall, it was another very suc-
cessful season for Paulding County
basketball. While the seniors will
be hard to replace, we look forward
to another great season on the court
in 2014-15.
Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress
The Raiders Colby Speice #20 tries to drive past a Buckeye Central defender in Division IV
boys regional basketball action last week. The Raiders rolled past the Bucks 80-51 to advance to
the regional championship for the seventh time in school history.
Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress
Raider freshman guard Ethan Linder looks to score for Wayne Trace in the Division IV regional semi-
final against Buckeye Central at the Stroh Center last Tuesday. The Raiders lit up the Bucks 80-51 be-
hind 32 points from Corbin Linder and 30 from Ethan Linder, becoming only the second duo to score
30 points in a game in Wayne Trace history.
Wayne Trace Raiders roll into regional title rematch
Wayne Trace played its 966th
game in school history last
Tuesday when they took on
Buckeye Central in the Divi-
sion IV regional semifinals at
the Stroh Center on the campus
of Bowling Green State Uni-
In those 966 games, only
once in school history had two
Raiders scored at least 30
points in the same game when
Jim Linder (current head
coach) and Jeff Gudakunst
scored 32 and 31 points, re-
spectively, in a 98-87 win over
Woodlan on November 24,
Make it twice.
Junior Corbin Linder scored
32 points and freshman Ethan
Linder added 30 to lead the
Raiders to an 80-51 rout of the
Bucks to move on to the re-
gional championship.
Making their 10th regional
appearance in 29 years, Wayne
Trace got a total team effort to
roll into the elite eight. While
they may not have scored as
much, the Raiders also got
solid efforts from Colby Spe-
ice, Jake Arend and Devin
Wenzlick. Speice dished out
seven assists while recording
seven steals, five rebounds and
two points with Arend chip-
ping in two assists, two steals,
two points and three boards.
Wenzlick also picked up five
caroms, seven markers and a
blocked shot.
We got a good effort
tonight from everybody, com-
mented Raider head coach Jim
Linder. It is a good team win
for us.
An early start was big for
Wayne Trace. The red, white
and blue used a 9-0 run to turn
a 7-5 deficit into a 14-7 advan-
tage and the Raiders never
looked back.
Their length in their 1-3-1
caused us a lot of problems,
noted Buckeye Central head
coach Phil Loy. Its not some-
thing we see on a regular basis,
especially one with that kind of
length. Its hard to simulate that
in practice.
Wayne Traces defense
forced a half-dozen turnovers
in the opening stanza, helping
Wayne Trace to jump out to a
22-9 advantage after eight min-
utes of action.
While Ethan Linder led the
local squad with 10 points in
the quarter, it was as much the
Raider defense that ignited the
red, white and blue offense.
We challenged the guys
that we had to play great de-
fense and use that to generate
offense, stated Linder. I
thought we did a good job of
forcing turnovers and we were
able to convert them into easy
The Raiders picked up two
more Ethan Linder buckets
early in the second quarter to
widen the margin to 26-12.
After the Bucks trimmed the
deficit to 26-15, a basket by
Corbin Linder along with a
bucket and a free throw from
Ethan Linder pushed the mar-
gin to 31-15.
The two squads played even
for the rest of the first half, with
Corbin Linder hitting a deep
trey just before halftime to give
Wayne Trace a 44-28 advan-
tage at the intermission.
We were able to get a cou-
ple of big shots at the end of the
quarters, continued the elder
Linder. Those are momentum
Buckeye Central made its
final run in the third quarter.
The Bucks scored five points
in the first 46 seconds and
added a Sam Robertson basket
to pull within 44-35.
Following an Ethan Linder
bucket, a trey by Buckeye Cen-
trals Austin Wurm pulled the
Bucks within 46-38. However,
Wayne Trace would answer.
Corbin Linder picked up an
old-fashioned 3-point play and
Ethan Linder picked up a
bucket for a 51-38 advantage.
We came out in the second
half and did a better job of at-
tacking them, Loy contin-
ued. I thought the first half
we didnt make good deci-
sions at times and they made
us pay for that. In the third
quarter, we did a better job of
taking the ball at them.
They were able to get
some looks against us in the
third quarter so we switched
to more of a 2-3 zone and that
seemed to cause them some
confusion, Jim Linder
Buckeye Central pulled
back within 53-44 after a 3-
point play by Seth Ollis but
the Bucks would get no
Wayne Trace scored the
final seven points of the
stanza, getting an Ethan Lin-
der trey at the third quarter
buzzer to push the margin to
The Raiders then sealed
any doubt by scoring the first
eight points of the final pe-
riod before eventually settling
on the 80-51 win.
We shot the ball better
tonight than we have been,
the Raider mentor added.
We got some good looks
early and I think it relaxed us
a little bit. We got contribu-
tions from a lot of players
tonight even though some-
times it doesnt show up in
the box score. It was a good
team win.
Corbin Linder also
recorded five boards to go
along with three assists and
five steals. Ethan Linder
added three rebounds and
three assists while Luke
Miller dished out four assists
and grabbed two boards.
David Sinn posted two car-
oms and two steals and T.J.
Blackmore also picked up
two rebounds.
Cade Kaple led the Bucks,
who finish the year at 23-3,
with 21 points and Austin
Wurm chipped in 15. Kaple
also had seven rebounds for
Buckeye Central followed by
Wurm with six. Grant Loy
dished out four assists for the
Wayne Trace was 29 of 50
from the field (58 percent)
compared to Buckeye Cen-
trals 17 of 48 (35 percent).
The Raiders won the battle of
the boards 30-29 and also
committed fewer turnovers,
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Wayne Trace standout Kacee Hockenberry was recently named to the
Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference second-team by the
leagues coaches. Hockenberry, a junior guard, topped the Panthers
with 15.7 points per game to garner the honor for the second straight
year. The former Raider guard scored 20 or more points in seven games
this season, including a career-high 29 points against the University of
Findlay. Hockenberry shot a career best 43.6 percent from the field this
year, including 36.5 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while also hit-
ting 81.4 percent at the free throw line. She also grabbed 99 rebounds
on the season while dishing out 48 assists and picking up 22 steals.
LOCAL VOLLEYBALL TEAM WINS TOURNAMENT One of Northwest Ohio Volleyball Clubs
13-year old teams recently won the gold division of an event held at Fort Wayne Volleyball Club.
The tournament was part of the Triple Play Tournament Series. The team practices in Paulding
and includes girls from Paulding, Antwerp, Fairview, Van Wert and Continental. Pictured are, from
left Kaitlyn Hamman, Madison Johnson, Haylee Dominique, Emma Horstman, Kristen Razo,
Alaina Arney and coach Sarah Fisk.
Former Wayne Trace standout Sarah Feasby, a sophomore on
the Grace College womens basketball, is shown cutting down the
nets after helping the Lady Lancers to the NCCAA Midwest Regional
Championship last Thursday in an 84-66 win over Oakland City.
Feasby contributed seven rebounds, two points and one steal in
the Grace College win. The Lady Lancers return to action when they
host the NCCAA National Championship from March 19-22.
Great run comes to an
end for Wayne Trace
They went into Fridays re-
gional championship as an
While they didnt pull off
the upset, the Wayne Trace
boys basketball team saw its
season come to a close to a
very, very good Crestview
squad that remained unbeaten
in 27 games this year with a
44-34 loss to the Knights.
Wayne Trace knew going
into the regional title contest
that a good start was pivotal
to its success.
However, it was the
Knights who did just that,
posting a 13-2 lead after one
quarter, and the Raiders were
never able to catch up from
that early deficit.
It wasnt due to a lack of
effort though, pulling within
25-21 at the 4:21 mark of the
third quarter. Three different
times, Wayne Trace had an
opportunity to cut into the
deficit further but was unable
to do so.
The Raiders expended lots
of energy trying to rally from
that early deficit and it was
evident by the look of ex-
haustion of the faces of sev-
eral Wayne Trace players
near the end of Fridays
Crestviews Damian Helm
was once again a pivotal part
of the Knights success. Helm
scored 18 points in the first
meeting between the two
squads, leading to a 50-48
Crestview victory, before
bucketing 21 markers in a 70-
40 win on Feb. 8.
Neither, though, was as
pivotal as Friday night. With
the Knight guards being held
to a combined 11 points, it
was Helm and senior Tyson
Bolenbaugh who stepped up
to combine for 29 points and
14 rebounds to send the
squad from Convoy into
Thursdays Division IV Final
For Wayne Trace, it closes
what has been both a long and
short basketball season.
Raider seniors Colby Spe-
ice, Devin Wenzlick and T.J.
Blackmore officially started
football practice on Aug. 5. It
began what turned into an
outstanding year that lasted
15 weeks, culminating with a
loss in the state championship
game to undefeated Kirtland
on Dec. 6.
Because of the extended
season on the gridiron, it also
affected the basketball sched-
ule in postponing three weeks
of contests. Add on to those
three weather postponements,
it made for a schedule of 22
regular season games in 64
days with virtually no break
between sports.
Speice, Wenzlick and
Blackmore conclude the bas-
ketball season having played
a combined 42 games already
this school year, advancing to
the state championship in
football and the elite eight on
the basketball court. They
have led both Raider squads
to 22 victories in football
over the past two seasons and
43 wins on the hardwood,
posting back-to-back 20-win
basketball seasons for the
first time since the 1990-91
and 1991-92 seasons.
Speice wraps up the season
averaging seven points and
three boards a game while
Wenzlick added six markers
and six boards per night.
Blackmore also chipped in
five points and three caroms
a contest.
While brothers Corbin and
Ethan Linder have led the
Raiders in scoring all season
long, the reasons for this
Raider teams success also
has been a group of role play-
Junior Corbin Linder ends
the season averaging 14.9
markers a night for Wayne
Trace to top the Raider squad.
Freshman brother Ethan Lin-
der completes his first year at
the high school level by scor-
ing 14.2 points a contest.
But, the Raiders have en-
joyed contributions from
players like junior David
Sinn, sophomore Luke Miller
and junior Jake Arend on dif-
ferent nights and in different
Friday night, it was a case
of the Crestview defense
shutting down the Wayne
Trace offense at a time when
it mattered most.
On the Wayne Trace side,
though, Friday nights loss
bids adieu to a trio of seniors
who have led the red, white
and blue through a lot of suc-
cess over the past two years.
This trio of seniors isnt
one of the most highly touted
groups in Raider history. And
this Raider team isnt going
to go down as one of the best
teams in Wayne Trace history.
But, one thing is for sure.
This Raider team has a lot of
reasons to look back and be
proud of what they accom-
plished. This squad recorded
the 25th Green Meadows
Conference championship to
go along with the 20th sec-
tional crown. They also
claimed the 10th district title
in Raider history.
To Crestview, good luck in
the Final Four and bring back
the state championship to
northwest Ohio.
To Wayne Trace and espe-
cially seniors Colby Speice,
T.J. Blackmore and Devin
Wenzlick, thanks for a great
ride this school year. It has
been a fun journey for all
Raider fans.
Brewer awarded top coaching
honors for District Seven
boys basketball coach Shawn
Brewer has been awarded top
honors for his coaching efforts
among the schools of the Dis-
trict Seven in Northwest Ohio
for the past year. Brewer shares
the spot of co-coach with Greg
Badenhop of Liberty Center.
The thing that means the
most about this is that you are
voted on by your peers, said
Brewer. Its very meaningful
when your peers think you do
a good job, too.
This wouldnt have hap-
pened without the squad we
had this year, continued
Brewer. These boys really
played hard. This year we
came back. Last year we lost
seven seniors. These kids were
extremely coachable; every
day in practice they worked
Brewer praised his squad for
its hard defensive work. He
noted that the teams defense
set a school record.
I am very pleased with how
we played defense, said
Brewer. Offensively, this team
clicked because everybody
shared the ball with each other.
All seven guys were over 23
assists a year. Sixty percent of
our field goals this season had
an assist. That is incredible. All
of the kids were very unselfish;
thats what drove us to be as
good as we were.
Pauldings record this year
was 18-7 with a district run-
ners-up finish. Career-wise,
Brewer has a boys varsity
overall record of 71-43.
Brewer has served for 13
years as a head varsity coach in
Paulding, eight years as head
girls coach and seven years,
now, at the helm of the boys
These days you work with
the kids each and every day,
said Brewer. Through the
years, thats a lot of coaching
and its not all in the season.
That makes it tough on coaches
and fans.
From June 1 to the begin-
ning of the season, theyve al-
lowed additional workouts,
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chance to connect with kids at
different levels.
Brewers career started as a
freshman boys coach at
Antwerp. Then he moved into
Paulding where he served as a
freshman coach, junior varsity
boys, varsity assistant, varsity
girls and varsity boys.
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you give them their time, ob-
served Brewer. I credit foot-
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kids time for other things.
As coaches, we all have
strong family support in what
we do, continued Brewer.
My wife, Cindy, puts a lot of
time into supporting me. The
kids are supportive; I am so
thankful for them.
Brewer credited assistant
coaches Randy Crawford,
Travis McGarvey and Chris
Pessefall for the teams suc-
They are instrumental in
what we get accomplished,
Brewer said.
Brewer said that his main
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populations. Fluency in Spanish and/or American Sign Language is pre-
ferred. A bachelor's degree in a social service field and a valid driver's li-
cense is required, LSW is preferred. Nontraditional working hours may
be required. Deadline for submission is March 14, 2014.
This part-time position will provide transportation to clients to and from
scheduled appointments at the Paulding Campus. The position is respon-
sible for general repairs and maintenance of the Center buildings, grounds
and vehicles. Duties shall include minor electrical and plumbing work and
grounds upkeep. Center vehicle maintenance schedules are the respon-
sibility of this position and include routine servicing and cleaning.
Westwood Behavioral Health Center, Inc.
1158 Westwood Drive
Van Wert, Ohio 45891
A contract agency of the Tri County Alcohol Drug Addiction and
Mental Health Services Board serving
Van Wert, Mercer and Paulding Counties.
An equal opportunity employer and equal provider of services.
Board Accepts Quotes for Grass Mowing
Quotes will be accepted for grass mowing and
trimming at the Wayne Trace Grover Hill Ele-
mentary School. The deadline for submitting a
quote will be at noon on April 4, 2014. Interested
persons may call the central office at 419-263-
2415 (select 1 at the prompt) for quotation infor-
mation and forms. The Board reserves the right
to reject any and all quotes.
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Harder sets PHS basketball
field goal percentage record
With the success of this
years Paulding Panther boys
basketball team, several
school records were estab-
lished including Kyle
Kausers 3-point shooting
record, the teams overall de-
fensive record and a new
school field goal percentage
which was set by senior Guy
Harder connected on a phe-
nomenal 71 percent field goal
shooting record by hitting on
108 of 151 field goals. Pauld-
ing coach Shawn Brewer said
that the Harder eclipsed the
old record sit by Joel Parrett
(58.3 percent in 1995) by a
full 13 percent, an amazing
fete, said Brewer.
He was so patient and un-
selfish, said Brewer. He is
a great example of the saying
that good things come to
those who wait.
When they would pass me
the ball, it would be such
good passes, said Harder,
who praised his team for set-
ting him up for good shots.
Many times I would be
right under the basket and
could take a little turn around.
During practices I tried to
practice jumpers as much as
possible. Most people dont
guard that far out so I could
get more points, said Harder.
Brewer said the fact that
Harder could pop out and be
accurate with a 17-foot jump
shot contributed immensely
to the way he opened himself
up under the basket.
I always tried not to be
selfish with the ball, said
Harder. If I got guarded, I
would pass back out to some-
one else. Sometimes when
the opposing defense went
out to get them, it opened me
back up. I would shoot when
I was open and would get that
If I would kick out to
them, they would get guarded
and pass the ball back into
me, continued Harder. It
made for good chemistry on
our team.
Harder said that chemistry
on this years team was al-
ready established because
most of them had been play-
ing together since the fourth
and fifth grades.
We all care about each
other; we would be at each
others back for anything,
said Harder. We all tried to
be patient. I tried to control
my competitiveness. Often I
would get fouled; for bigs, a
lot of guards would come
down on you. I tried to con-
trol my attitude during the
Harder praised his twin
brother, Gerod, for much of his
success. He noted that he and
Gerod worked hard on their
game; they played a lot of one-
on-one and were able to help
sharpen each others game.
Every time we (Gerod and
Guy) would get in the gym, we
would shoot around a little,
Harder said. I would go
against him and it would help
develop my defense. He
helped me a lot on my post
Following graduation,
Harder hopes to attending Mt.
Vernon Nazarene College and
major in engineering.
There were many things I
learned from the game of bas-
ketball that I know I will use
in other areas of life, said
Harder. The shooting per-
centage, its a good feeling. I
am glad that I was able to par-
ticipate in so many games.
School Lunch Menus
Menus are subject to change
Week of March 24
MONDAY Lunch: Chicken
nuggets, baked beans, pineapple,
milk. Plus: Salad bar.
TUESDAY Lunch: Grilled
cheese, noodle soup, peaches, milk.
Plus: Salad bar.
dog, peas and carrots, pears, milk.
Plus: Salad bar.
THURSDAY Lunch: Grilled
chicken on bun, peas, mixed fruit,
milk. Plus: Salad bar.
FRIDAY Lunch: French bread
garlic pizza, tossed salad, apple-
sauce, milk. Plus: Salad bar.
Week of March 24
MONDAY Breakfast: Breakfast
pizza, sausage, bacon, fruit, juice,
milk. Lunch: Popcorn chicken bowl,
dinner roll or salad bar, breadstick,
fruit, milk.
TUESDAY Breakfast: Egg and
sausage burrito, juice, fruit, milk.
Lunch: Turkey, bacon club salad,
cheesey bread, or sandwich on bun,
oven fries, milk.
WEDNESDAY Breakfast: Grab
and Go breakfast, milk (2 hour
delay). Lunch: Walking taco, refried
beans, salsa or top your own potato,
pretzel breadstick, milk.
THURSDAY Breakfast: Mini
pancakes, sausage links, juice, fruit,
milk. Lunch: Pasta with meat sauce,
salad, garlic toast or pretzel with
cheese and marinara, fruit, milk.
FRIDAY Breakfast: Sausage
gravy and biscuit, juice, fruit, milk.
Lunch: Breaded chicken on bun,
oven potatoes, pickles or salad bar
and breadstick, fruit, milk.
Week of March 24
Packed lunch: Peanut butter
and jelly, vegetable of the day,
fruit, milk.
MONDAY Breakfast: Powdered
donut, fruit, milk. Lunch: Grilled
chicken on bun, broccoli, carrot
sticks, fruit, milk.
TUESDAY Breakfast: Biscuit,
egg, fruit, milk. Lunch: Mini pan-
cakes, mini sausage, celery sticks,
carrot sticks, fruit, milk.
WEDNESDAY Breakfast: Bur-
rito, fruit, milk. Lunch: Toasted
cheese sandwich, tomato soup,
Goldfish crackers, celery, fruit, milk.
THURSDAY Breakfast: Mini
pancakes, fruit, milk. Lunch: Pepper-
oni breadstick, marinara sauce,
green beans, fruit, milk.
FRIDAY Breakfast: Assorted ce-
reals, fruit, milk. Lunch: Cheese
pizza, lettuce salad, carrot sticks,
fruit, milk.
Week of March 24
MONDAY Breakfast: Yogurt,
Goldfish grahams, fruit, juice, milk.
Lunch: Hamburger on bun, carrots,
fresh vegetable choice, or bologna on
bun, fruit, milk.
TUESDAY Breakfast: Pan-
cakes, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Chili
soup with crackers, bread, fresh
vegetable choice, or bologna on
whole grain bun, milk.
WEDNESDAY 2 hour delay,
teacher in service. Breakfast: Bur-
rito, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Pan-
cakes with sausage, oven potatoes,
tomato juice, or corn dog, fruit, milk.
THURSDAY Breakfast: Muffin,
string cheese, fruit, juice, milk.
Lunch: Salisbury steak, whipped po-
tatoes, gravy, bread, corn, or peanut
butter and jelly, Gogurt, crackers, fruit,
FRIDAY Breakfast: Cereal or ce-
real bar, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Fish
nuggets, bread, salad, fresh vegetable
choice, corn, peanut butter and jelly,
Gogurt, crackers, fruit, milk.
Week of March 24
No School Spring Break
Week of March 24
Same menu as Wayne Trace; no
breakfast served.
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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Paulding County Progress - 3B
Donald K. Foltz, II - Broker: 106 N. Williams St. Paulding
www.foltzrealty.com 419-399-2347
REALTORS: Tim Boss 419-769-0823, Maurie Wannemacher 419-769-9090
#2846 214 W. George St. Pauld-
ing: "Move in ready" 3 Bedroom
home offering new roof, new floor-
ing, newer windows and freshly
painted interior. $69,900 Call Don
#2840 209 N. Williams St. Paulding:
Turn Key operation. Real Estate,
Restaurant Equipment, Inventory
and D1-D2 Liquor License. Don't
miss this opportunity to be your own
boss. Building has been recently re-
modeled. See our website for interior
pics. $119,900 Call Don
#2843 OPEN TO OFFER! Spring
is coming!! "This is your place
on the river"! 10776 RD. 171
Charloe: 3 BR., 1B A. Home with
Anderson replacement windows
and steel roof in 2012. Gas fur-
nace and attached garage.
$58,900 Call Maurie
#2838 12849 Rd. 176 Paulding:
Nice manufactured home was
built in 1993 W/ 2 car detached
garage & utility shed. Open
kitchen with large family room, 3
BR., 2 Ba. And the master bath
offers a garden tub. $69,000 Call
CHECK OUR WEBSITE @ foltzrealty.com
, 2014
7:00 P.M. 8harpl

AUCTION LOCATION: For Your Comfort this Auction will be held in the
Kalida Fish & Game Clubhouse 16415 8t. Rt. 694 KALDA, OH 45853
PARCEL # 1: 42.168 Surveyed Acres Part of East and Part of West of SW of Section 7 Greensburg Twp. Putnam
Co., Ohio. Which includes a 40` access lane to property from Rd. 19, This Parcel is Mostly
Nice and Square with Mostly All Paulding Soils, Ready for Spring Possession
PARCEL #2: 82.904 Surveyed Acres Part of East and Part of West of SW and SW of SE of Section 7 of
Greensburg Twp. Putnam Co., Ohio. This Parcel is a Nice and Square Parcel w/ Mostly Paulding Soils, Will Share Access
Over Lane from Rd. 19, West Part Ready for Spring Possession/ East 40 Acres is in Wheat and Subject to Tennant`s
Rights, Buyers to get $90.00 Per Acre Cash Rent for 2014 Crop Year
PARCEL #3: 125.072 Acres, This is the Combination of Parcels 1 & 2 as a SINGLE UNIT
PARCEL #4: 75.64 Acres +/- in NE Part of Section 18 Greensburg Twp. Putnam Co., Ohio ~Except Cemetery This
Parcel has a 2390 Sq. Ft. Frame Farm Home w/ Attached 2 Car Garage and Barn. Parcel is Split by Road I-18 w/ App.
41.5 Acres Farmland on North Side of Road and App. 22+ Acres South of Road Plus 4.5 Acres CRP Land SE of Home
Balance Home Site & Waste, Farm Soils are a Mixture of Roselm, Paulding, Haskins, Genesse, Sloan, and Seward, 41.5
Acres on North Side of Rd. I-18 is in Wheat and Subject to Tennant`s Rights, Buyers will get $90.00 Per Acre Cash Rent
for 2014 Crop Year
PARCEL #5: 200.7 +/- Acres, This is the Combination of Parcels 1-4 as a SINGLE UNIT



Conducted By:
Aaron 8iefker, Broker/ Auctioneer 419-538-6184 Office 419-235-0789 Cell
Tom Robbins, Dan Limber, and Darrel D. Yoder Assisting Auctioneers
Licensed and Bonded in Favor of State of Ohio
View Pictures on the web www.siefkerauctions.com
200.7 +/- ACRE8 FARM REAL E8TATE * Offered in 5 PARCEL8
8ECTON8 7 & 18 of Greensburg Twp. PUTNAM COUNTY, OH
#1625 Over 2,300 sq. ft., 3
bdrm, 2 bath, family room,
lg. dining, downstairs bath
w/ jacuzzi, recent
upgrades: windows, roof,
heat pump, water softern-
er, well pump & pressure
tank. $135,250. Payne
Call Sandra/ Tamyra
#1626 4 BR, 3.5 baths,
finished bsmt., great
room has f/place &
cathedral ceiling, den.
$210,000. Dutchmans
Cove, Antwerp. Call
Sandra/ Tamyra 419-
#1609 Price Reduced!
309 N. Main, Pldg.,
Newer windows, siding,
roof, furnace & more,
kitchen updates & hard-
wood. $69,900. Call
Aaron 419-769-5808
#1610 301 N. Main,
Pldg - Lg 4 bdrm, 1 1/2
baths, C/A, 2 car
garage, corner lot, sell-
er is relocating & will
look at all offers! Price
REDUCED $10, 000
Call Don 419-399-7699
To see nice color pictures & interior shots of properties offered
by Gorrell Bros. go to: www.gorrellbros-paulding.com
Multiple Listing
#1599 3 bdrm, 1 acre,
new bath, beautiful
kitchen, bsmt. w/rec
room, 2 car garage.
Latty Just Reduced to
$54,900 Call Sandra/
Tamyra 419-506-1015
#1623 TRI-PLEX! Nice
2 bedroom, 1 bath units,
w/ range & frig., roof
shingles est. 6 yrs.,
Emerald Rd, Paulding.
$105,000. Call Sandra/
Tamyra 419-506-1015
#1559 Remodeled 3
bdrm home w/ newer
roof & flooring, detached
garage, seller will look at
all offers! New Price -
607 W. Jackson St.,
Pldg., Call Don 419-
#1614 221 Emerald
Rd. Well-kept 1. 5 story
3 bdrm 1.5 bath home w/
C/A, lg. backyard, lg.
detached garage, lg. gar-
den shed. $75,000... Call
Joe Den Herder
#1624 823 W. Caroline
St., Paulding. Neat &
Clean 3 bdrm home w/
new roof, carpet & paint.
Immediate Possession.
6 PM - THURS., APR. 10 - 6 PM
FARM LOCATION: N of NW Section # 25, Brown
Township, Paulding County, OH; One mile NORTH of
Oakwood, OH on St. Rt. 66 to Road 110 (Rhees Road)
then EAST one mile to the corner of Road 209 (Dickey
Road) and Road 110; watch for signs
SALE SITE: Cooper Library conference room; down-
town Oakwood, OH on St. Rt. 66 across from the
school; watch for signs.
All tillable excepting for the road frontages on Rhees
and Dickey plus a small water way in the far southwest
cornersurvey underway; soil types almost 50/50 of
Paulding on the east half and Roselm on the west half;
two outlets with one only being a year old but not n-
ished; straight good-looking farm with no point rows;
farm is mile WEST of the Paulding/ Putnam County
line road; 1 mile NORTH of St. Rt. 613 and 1 mile EAST
of St. Rt. 66; good location; professional farmed many
years; possession given day of sale for the year 2014
with proper deposit and signed contract; call for bro-
chure with FSA information, plat, aerials, survey, and
other auction information or see STRALEYREALTY.
TERMS: $20,000.00 deposit w/balance due within 30
days; warranty deed awarded; seller to pay taxes for
2013 plus transfer tax; seller to provide survey; posses-
sion day of sale w/deposit and signed contract.
SELLERS: Mr. & Mrs. Louis R. & Pamela Renollet, Mr.
Michael OMalley, Schierloh, OMalley And Associates,
LLC, Ottawa, OH, Attorney
AUCTIONEERS: William C. Straley, CAI; Chester M.
Straley, App. Warren J. Straley; William B. Priest
419 W Ervin
Van Wert, OH
adba Foltz Realty
106 N. Williams St. Paulding, Ohio
Phone 419-769-9090
"Call Us, We're The Other Guys"
148.75 +- Acres Farmland
6 P.M. Friday Night April 11, 2014 Friday Night 6 P.M.
DIRECTIONS: Take SR. 500 SW of Paulding, Ohio past P.C. Hospital
approx. 1 3/4 miles to CR. 87, turn (South) mile on left to property..
Watch for Auction Arrows
NOTE: Farm is to be sold in 5 Parcels, in combination thereof as follows:
Parcel #1 = Being 40 Acres good productive farmland in the SW1/4 of
SW1/4 of Section 22, Paulding County, Ohio
Parcel #2 = Being 31.0 Acres good productive farmland in the NW1/4 of
the SW1/4 of Section 22
Parcel #3 = Being 77.75 Acres of good productive farmland in E1/2
SW1/4 of Section 22
Parcel #4 = Combination of Parcel #1 and Parcel #2 = 71 Acres Total
Parcel #5 = Combination of Parcels #1 and Parcel #2 and Parcel #3
a total of 148.75+- Acres.
TERMS: We will be selling this property to the highest bidder. Buyer to
sign Purchase Agreement, Property Disclosure, Buyers to pay: $10,000 down
on Parcel #1 and #2 and $20,000 down on Parcel #3, Parcel #4, and Parcel #5
Auction Day. Balance at Closing on or before May 11, 2014. Joseph Burkard is
the Attorney for the Seller and will be preparing Sellers closing documents that
includes Owners Policy of Title Insurance in the amount of the selling price.
Seller to pay all Real Estate Taxes for the year 2014. All Statements made day of
Auction take precedence over all printed matter. For more InformationCall the
Auctioneers at 419-769-9090 or 419-399-2347. Ask for Maurie
AUCTIONEERS NOTE: This is good productive farmland, and it shows, Latty
Type soil as to USDA Soil Survey. Farmed by a professional farmer. Buyer to
receive possession of said property upon the harvesting of the 2014 crops, or
when current 2014 lease is terminated. Buyer to receive all Lease Contract Money
for the year 2014. Come walk over the property, check farm for drainage outlets.
Paved road on 2 sides. Have your nances in order by day of auction and be ready
to bid and buy! Sold with conrmation of Seller.
NOTE: Auction to be held @ P.C. Fairgrounds, Extension Building @ 6 P.M.
on CR.132 on Fairground Rd.
OWNERS: Fredrick Vincent and Laura Vincent
106 N. Williams Street Paulding, Ohio 45879
Auctioneers: Maurice Wannemacher-Jeff Strahley-Kevin Anspach
JoEllen Sisson, Bev Wannemacher Clerks & Mike Winans Associate
is 5 PM
Items (or group of i tems) must sell for $100 or less.
Only For Sale or Free captions, excludes all others including garage sales,
rentals, real estate, etc.
No abbreviations
Only pri vate party and non commercial
Not available to indi viduals who having any outstanding debt
15 word maximum
Only one FreeZone ad per household per t wo week period.
All ads recei ved after the deadline will be held and run the following week.
Ads may be faxed to 419-399-4030; mailed to P.O. Box 180, Paulding, OH
45879; or brought into the office at 113 S. Williams St., Paulding
Ads may be obmi tted if not completed according to rules.
Follow the Progress on:
Ordinance 1470-14
was passed by Pauld-
ing Village Council on
March 3, 2014, and
goes into effect and
shall be in force imme-
diately. The summary
of this legislation is as
Copies of the full text
of this legislation may
be obtained at the
Finance Director's
Office, 116 South
Main Street between
the hours of 8:00 a.m,
and 5:00 p.m. Monday
through Friday.
Melissa S.Tope,
Finance Director 29c2
Ordinance 1471-14
was passed by Pauld-
ing Village Council on
March 3, 2014, and
goes into effect and
shall be in force imme-
diately. The summary
of this legislation is as
127/SR-l 11, AND DE-
Copies of the full text
of this legislation may
be obtained at the Fi-
nance Director's Of-
fice. 116 South Main
Street, between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. and
5:00 p.m. Monday
through Friday.
Melissa S.Tope,
Finance Director 29c2
The Village of Pauld-
ing will be accepting
sealed bids for the sale
of the following de-
scribed real estate, to-
Inlot Number One
Hundred Eighty-nine
(189) in the Original
Plat of the Village of
Paulding, Paulding
County. Ohio, have
and except the North-
west Quarter (1/4) of
said Lot: more particu-
larly described as fol-
Beginning at the
Northwest corner of
said Inlot Number One
Hundred Eighty-nine
(189), running thence
East on the North line
of said Lot. Sixty-six
(66) feet; thence South
on a line parallel with
the West line of said
Lot, Thirty-three (33)
feet; thence West on a
line parallel with the
aforesaid North line.
Sixty-six (66) feet;
thence South on a line
parallel with the West
line of said lot, Thirty-
three (33) feet; thence
West on a line parallel
with the aforesaid
North line, Sixty-Six
feet (66) to the West
line of said Lot; thence
North on said West
line. Thirty-three (33)
feet to the place of be-
Together with all the
appurtenances and
hereditaments there-
unto belonging.
Parcel No.: 30-24S-
The real estate being
sold is the former
"Barnes Hotel" prop-
erty and is located at
110 South Williams
Street. Paulding, Ohio.
All bids must be
placed in a sealed en-
velope and be identi-
fied as "BID FOR
PROPERTY" and re-
ceived by the Finance
Director, Village of
Paulding, 116 South
Main Street, Paulding.
Ohio 45879 by 12:00
P.M. (Noon) on
Wednesday. April 23,
2014, at which time
they will be opened
and read,
The real estate is to
be sold and conveyed
to the highest bidder
by quit claim deed on
the following terms:
1. Bids must be in a
minimum amount of
2. Ten percent (10%)
of the purchase price
to be deposited with
the bid by certified
check, and the bal-
ance to be paid to the
Finance Director of
the Village of Pauld-
ing within thirty (30)
days after the accept-
ance of the bid by the
Council of the Vil-
3. The successful bid-
der for the property
must agree, in writ-
ing, to comply with
all ordinances of the
Village of Paulding,
Ohio, that pertain to
possible uses for said
real estate.
The Village of Pauld-
ing reserves the right to
accept or reject any
and all bids.
Please contact Harry
Wiebe, Village Admin-
istrator, at 419-399-
2806 with any
questions. 29c5
U.S. Bank National
Association, as Trustee
for Citigroup Mort-
gage Loan Trust 2007-
WFHE3, Asset-
Backed Pass-Through
Certificates, Series
ELL et al.
Unknown Heirs, Fidu-
ciaries, Beneficiaries,
Donees and Devisees
of Judith L. Crowell,
whose present place of
residence is unknown,
will take notice that on
January 24, 2014, U.S.
Bank National Associ-
ation, as Trustee for
Citigroup Mortgage
Loan Trust 2007-
WFHE3, Asset-
Backed Pass-Through
Certificates, Series
2007-WFHE3 filed its
Complaint in Case No.
CI 14 014 in the Court
of Common Pleas of
Paulding County, seek-
ing foreclosure and al-
leging that the
Defendants Unknown
Heirs, Fiduciaries,
Beneficiaries, Donees
and Devisees of Judith
L. Crowell have or
claim to have an inter-
est in the real estate de-
scribed below:
Permanent Parcel #:
Property Address: 779
North Cherry Street,
Paulding, OH 45879
The Defendant(s)
named above are re-
quired to answer on or
before the 30th day of
April, 2014
U.S. Bank National As-
sociation, as Trustee for
Citigroup Mortgage
Loan Trust 2007-
WFHE3, Asset-Backed
Pass-Through Certifi-
cates, Series 2007-
BY: Shapiro, Van
Ess, Phillips & Barra-
gate, LLP Brian Duffy
4805 Montgomery
Road, Suite 320
Norwood, OH 45212
(513)396-8100 30c3
4B - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, March 19, 2014
JUST PHONE 419-399-4015
To raise money for the Paulding County Society for Crippled Children & Adults, Inc.
The Society helps to provide the handicapped of Paulding County with equipment & services
that they are unable to afford. The Society helps 100-150 people per year. Basketball
Marathon participants are encouraged to have a great time playing a game of basketball
& scoring as many points as possible in the 24-minutes allowed per game.
Sportsmanlike conduct is the rule, not the exception!!!
Please retain this paper for your records
Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated
No foul shots are permitted, fouls are awarded by taking the ball out of bounds
No time outs permitted
5 players maximum on the floor at one time
No dunking the basketball (we have had to pay for a cracked glass backboard & have had
to stop the game to fix broken break away rims causing the schedule to be interrupted)
No full court press in mini-tots, tots, or mini-youth divisions
In adult co-ed competition, at least two female players on the floor at all times
In adult co-ed competition, male players are not permitted to cross, remain, shoot, or
rebound from the area known as the key. Girls only in the key.
The mini-tots division will use 8 baskets & a youth basketball
The tots, mini-youth, women, & co-ed will use 10 baskets with a womens basketball
Youth division can use mens or womens basketball on 10 baskets
Men will use a mens basketball
The OHSAA is organized to administer & supervise the athletic programs for students grades 7-12.
The constitution of the association does not contain any responsibility for any type of athletic program
below 7th grade. Anyone & everyone who is not yet in enrolled in 7th grade may participate in the
Marathon without jeopardizing their future eligibility.
Students in grades 7-12 who are participating in basketball now & in the future, may participate
in the Marathon so long as not more than two players from the same Jr. high or High school team
do not play on the same team however graduating seniors will not count against the teams 2 player unit.
AWARDS (Donated by Fessel Jewelers)
First place & second place trophies will be awarded to the top two teams in the mini-youth,
youth, women, men, & co-ed divisions. (If there is a tie the award will be given to the team
with the larger point spread over their opponent. Sportsmanship trophies will be given to
teams that were mismatched with a team of a higher skill level that caused the largest point
differential or a team that showed great sportsmanship in each division.
Ten individual medals will be awarded for first and second place
in the Mini-Tots and Tots Divisions.
Chad Benschneider 419-263-2277 or 769-4708 Adam Taylor 419-506-1702
John Claymiller 419-399-8440 Brian & Alec Vest 419-263-0037
Chad Cluts 419-263-0327 Kaleigh Young 419-263-2801
Jeremy Dunderman 419-769-0680 Jennifer & Rylee Zartman 419-263-4007
Doug & Vicky Etzler 419-263-3132 Myra Zartman 419-263-0312
Allyssa Jackson 419-263-0327 Russ Zinser 419-506-0258
Krystal Wannemacher Email: 24hourbasketball@yahoo.com
The Marathon Committee will endeavor to make this Marathon the most
enjoyable for you and the fans, and the most profitable for the Society and
the people in Paulding County who need our help. If you have questions,
you may contact any of the Committee members.
Thank you for participating in this most worthwhile
Paulding County charity event!!
This year the Marathon will be held in the Payne Elementary gym Good Friday,
April 18 & Saturday, April 19, starting at approximately 3 pm Friday &
ending at approximately 8 pm Saturday.
The team schedule/ pairings will be published in the Weekly Reminder April 14,
or the Paulding Progress & West Bend News Paper April 16.
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Please Mark the Division of Play
__MINI-TOTS(0-2nd Grade) __TOTS(3rd-5th Grade) __MINI-YOUTH(6th-8th Grade)
__YOUTH(9-12th Grade) Please designate: BOYS___ GIRLS___ CO-ED___
__MEN adult* __WOMEN adult* __CO-ED adult* *denotes no age restriction
One line of copy only:________________________________(print clearly)
Select Color Of Shirts (circle one)
Caronina Blue, Royal Blue, Navy, Purple, Heliconia Pink, Orange, Red, Maroon,
Daisy Yellow, Ash Grey, Dark Heather, Lime Green, Kely Green, Black
Please pick your 10 shirts, extra shirts are $8.00/ 2xl & 3Xl shirts add $3.00
Select Size Of Shirts
Childrens Sizes Adult Sizes
Extra Small (2-4):______________ Small (34-36):______________
Small (6-8):__________________ Medium (38-40):____________
Medium (10-12):_______________ Large (42-44):______________
Large (14-16):_________________ X-Large (46-48):_____________
XX-Large _________*add $3.00
3X-Large__________*add $3.00
Please give several different time areas, this is a 24-hour event & we cant grant everyones
request. The little kids normally play Saturday morning after 8am or afternoon.
Time #1_______ Time #2_______ Time #3_______
Want To Play A Team??:_____________ Cant Play ATeam??:______________
NOT EVERYONE CAN PLAY AT 8pm OR 9pm/ 10am OR 11am
Basic Entry Fee (includes 10 shirts): $100.00 (players must also pay admission at the door)
Additional Shirts @ $8.00/shirt..............$________($8.00 X # of shirts in excess of 10)
Charge for XXL and XXXLarge Shirts..$________($3.00 X # of XXL or XXXL shirts)
Total Amount Due With This Entry..$_______________
Make checks payable to Paulding County Society for C.C. & A. Mail entry form & check
to: Basketball Marathon, 8602 Rd. 51, Payne, Ohio 45880.
For The Paulding County Society For
Crippled Children & Adults
6B - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Paulding County Progress - 5B
School Zone
1883 2013
130 Continuous Years
8516, Rd. 137, Paulding
(419) 399-3160
Paulding Elementary held their annual Spelling Bee on Friday, January 10,
2014. Winning the Bee was Olivia Clark. Coming in first runner-up was Caleb
Manz and second runner-up was Jasmine Wong. Congratulations to all three
students. Olivia Clark will represent Paulding Elementary at the County
Spelling Bee.
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The Paulding Elementary Preschool students
and their parents enjoyed bowling at Alley Cat
Lanes. They had fun bowling and worked on count-
ing and numbers as they kept track of how many
bowling pins they knocked down. What a fun way
do to math! Shown in the photo is preschooler
Braden Richards.
FREE car
washes w/ any
New or Used
1255 N. Williams St.
of Paulding
Monday - Saturday 10:30-9:00
Sunday 11:00-9:00
On Monday, November 11, the students at Grover Hill Elementary presented
a program honoring local Veterans. The theme for this years program was
The American Flag. Grover Hill third grade students singing America the
Beautiful to end the Veterans Day program.
Students in Mrs. Hammer's first grade reading class at Antwerp Elementary performed a readers theatre script
for the kindergarten classes. Shown here are Bryce Sholl and Elle Clem reading their scripts as kindergarten and
first grade students look on. The students did a great job of reading their lines with expression and taking on the
personality of their characters.
The Oakwood Elementary second graders learned about fossils in science this winter, including
fossils that can be found locally. Shown in this picture is Tara Miller, from Paulding, who shared her
family's extensive collection of fossils from Paulding County. Shown with Tara Miller are the students
from Mrs. Erford's and Mrs. Carter's second-grade classes.
Vantage senior Health Technology student, Alex Winebrenner
(Wayne Trace) administers a vision screening test to an elemen-
tary student.
Fifth and sixth graders from Divine Mercy have been studying the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the checks and bal-
ances of the three branches of government. The class broke into groups to build mini 3D models of the White House and the
Capitol Building. Pictured in the front row from left to right: Grant Schmidt, Catie Strable, Garrett Williamson, Alex Reinhart,
Kaden Sutton, Treyton Banks, Kenadie Daeger, and Isaac Head. In the back row from left to right: Jacob Graham, Jayden
Molitor, Tommy Holmes, Carson Rupp, Allison Dyson, Drew Forrer, and Cameron Cox.
The Early Intervention class at PCBDD enjoyed playing with snow inside during the recent
cold weather.
Students in Grades 4, 5, and 6 at Payne Elementary participated in an on-
site field trip on December 10. Students were engineers and learned about
simple machines and their real life applications. They used LEGO kits to
build a race car utilizing gears, wheels and axle, and a motor.