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Paulding Village councilman resigns

PAULDING At its meeting Feb. 1, Paulding Village officials said Councilman Jim Guelde has stepped
down from his position on the council.
Guelde was absent from Mondays meeting. He had
submitted a handwritten letter to the village, dated Jan.
21, stating, As of today 1/21/16, I, Jim Guelde, am resigning from my position as a village councilmember.
He had served on council for six years.
The council has asked that anyone interested in the
position to please attend the Committee of the Whole

meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 5:30

p.m. Candidates will be interviewed
and considered at that time, with an
official decision set to be made in the
next council meeting on Feb. 16.
Those who are unable to attend the
Committee as a Whole meeting are
asked to bring their resume and reasons why they want the position to the
Sue Crossland has stepped down
as the EMS coordinator. The council approved Dave

Foltz to be the new coordinator, with Councilman Dan

Workman abstaining from the vote.
The council also approved and accepted the EMS
Code of Ethics.
The Committee of the Whole met on Jan 26. It was
announced that Phase 1 and 2 of the Sewer Separation
Project is complete, with Phase 3 not being complete
until Dec. 31, 2018. This will give more time to check
on financing and to see if Phase 3 is even needed.
Joe Hotz also gave some recommendations on the
See COUNCIL, page 2A

1 dead,
1 hurt
in crash
on 49

Retired teachers
to host coffee

Paulding County Retired
Teachers Association will
host a coffee from 9-11 a.m.
Monday, Feb. 8 at the Black
Swamp Nature Center on
Fairground Drive in Paulding. Reservations are not
needed, and there will be
no business meeting. Members may bring donations
for local food pantries and
for the scholarship fund for
students entering the field of
education. All retired teachers from Antwerp, Wayne
Trace, and Paulding schools
are invited to attend. All other retired school employees
from these schools are also
invited to join the group for
coffee and conversation.


Wert Post of the Ohio State
Highway Patrol is investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash
that occurred early Sunday on
Ohio 49 between Antwerp and
On Jan. 31, at 2:34 a.m.,
troopers with the Van Wert
Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol received a report
of an injury crash on Ohio 49
north of Ohio 111. A 2007
Saturn Ion operated by Bobbi
M. Brkovic, age 30, of Paulding, was traveling south on 49
when her vehicle went off the
right side of the roadway. The
vehicle re-entered the roadway and then went off the left
side of the roadway and struck
a tree.
The passenger, Lisa A.
Recker, age 47, of Antwerp,
was transported by Payne
EMS to the Paulding County
Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The driver was transported
by Antwerp EMS to Parkview
Medical Center with non-life
threatening injuries.
Brkovic was reportedly
wearing a seat belt at the time
of the crash. Recker was not
wearing a seat belt. Alcohol is
believed to be a factor in the
crash, troopers said.
The crash remains under investigation.
The Van Wert Post was
assisted on scene by deputies
with the Paulding County
Sheriffs Office, Payne EMS,
Antwerp EMS and R&O
Wrecker Service.

Weather report

A summary of Januarys
weather highs and lows, as
recorded at Pauldings water
treatment plant:
Maximum temperature:
55 on Jan. 31.
Low temperature: 1 on
Jan. 18 and 19.
Most rain/melted snow
in a 24-hour period: 0.46
inch on Jan. 10; most ice/
snow: 1.0 inch on Jan. 12.
Total rainfall/melted
snow for the month: 0.98
inch; total ice and snow: 2.1

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On Jan. 26, nine area fire departments battled a blaze at the River Street Market grocery in downtown Antwerp. Some were still
on scene Wednesday morning. The structure appears to be a total loss.

Fire destroys Antwerp grocery

Cause of fire undetermined, not suspicious

Progress Staff Writer
ANTWERP Nearly 60 firefighters,
EMS personnel, and law enforcement
were called to the scene of a major fire that
destroyed a business in the village of Antwerp last week.
Antwerp Fire Department received the
initial call at 8:19 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26
that a local grocery store that had been in
operation for over 60 years was on fire
The River Street Market, located at 112

E. River St. Upon arriving on the scene,

smoke and flames could be seen at the rear
of the structure.
Antwerp Fire Chief Ray Friend reported
Thursday afternoon that he and state fire
marshals completed their investigation on
Wednesday following blaze.
Both the fire marshal and myself agree
after a thorough investigation the cause is
undetermined. We do know that it started in the break room and spread quickly throughout the structure, said Chief

The investigation has been completed
with no determined cause and, according
to Friend, he emphasized, The fire is not
suspicious not suspicious in any way.
Initial reports indicate a small fire broke
out in the stores break room and quickly
spread throughout the store, according to
first-hand reports.
Four people were inside the store when
See FIRE, page 2A

JPHS to host wine and cheese tasting event

Feature Writer
PAULDING Looking for
a unique and fun way to celebrate Valentines Day this
year? Why not bring your
sweetie to the Wine & Cheese
tasting at the John Paulding
Historical Society museum,
located on Fairground Drive,
on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 7-9

Committee member Rose

Munger says there will be six
different varieties of wines and
flavors of cheese for guests to
Two representatives from
Chief will be on hand to explain the different flavors and
uses of each, in addition to various festive desserts.
For those are not wine drinkers, non-alcoholic beverages

will be available.
There will also be a raffle,
which will include a trip to
Chicago, and door prizes given
away during the evening.
This annual event is always
a sell-out, so make your reservations early. Tickets are still
available for $15 presale or
$20 at the door. They may be
purchased at Kauser Trucking
or by calling Rosie Munger

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The next general meeting
of the JPHS members will be
on March 22 and the public
is invited. Thebeer and food

pairing, another popular fundraising event, will be held on

Saturday, April 16.
The museum is open for
tours from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.,each
Tuesday and the first Saturday
of every month from 10 a.m.3 p.m.,February through November. Admission is free.
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Payne FD teams up with Red Cross for fire safety

PAYNE The American Red Cross
along with the Payne Fire Department
will be going door-to-door as part of
its home fire preparedness campaign
to teach people how to be prepared for
home fires and install smoke alarms
where needed.
Statistics show that seven times a day
someone in this country dies in a home
fire. Countless others suffer injuries. To
combat these tragic statistics, the Red
Cross has launched a nationwide campaign to reduce the number of deaths
and injuries due to home fires by 25

percent over the next five years.

The home fire preparedness campaign is happening all over the country and involves Red Cross workers
joining with local fire departments and
community groups to visit neighborhoods at high risk for fires. Those visits include educating people about fire
safety through door-to-door visits and
installation of smoke alarms in some of
these neighborhoods.
Installing smoke alarms cuts the risk
of someone dying from a home fire in
half, so were joining with groups from

across our community to install smoke

alarms, said Derek Stemen, executive
director of the West Central Ohio Chapter. We also will be teaching people
how to be safe from home fire.
The Payne Fire Department will
be joining the Red Cross on Saturday, April 2, to install smoke alarms in
homes that need them and teach people
about what to do in case a fire breaks out
in their home. The event will kick-off at
9 a.m. from the fire station. The plan is
to visit approximately 100-200 homes.
A working smoke detector is the

best way to combat a fire next to having a sprinkler system, said Payne Fire
Chief Jamie Mansfield. Were hoping
that in a five-year period with initiatives
like the home fire campaign and our No
Child Sleeps Unprotected campaign to
reduce fire deaths by 25 percent.
Recently, Chief Mansfield received
$500 from the Paulding County Area
Foundation to kick off the local fund
drive. Funds received will be used to
purchase smoke detectors that will be
be installed in the homes of families
whose children attend Payne Elementa-

ry and Divine Mercy schools and live

in the Wayne Trace school district on
April 2.
The Red Cross also is asking every household in America to take the
two simple steps that can save lives:
checking their existing smoke alarms
and practicing fire drills at home. Call
1-844-207-4509 to request a free home
safety visit and smoke alarm installation from the Red Cross.
For more information on how to prepare for emergencies, people can visit

SWCD to launch nature

enthusiast walking group

By Staci Miller
Education specialist
Paulding SWCD
The Paulding Soil and Water
Conservation District is starting a nature enthusiast walking
group this spring.
This group is open to the public and its a great way to explore
the beautiful natural area around
Paulding County and meet other
people who enjoy nature.
The group will be able to
share stories and take pictures
of the many different areas they
will visit. The nature walks will
take place the second Saturday
of each month at 10 a.m. beginning on April 9 and going
through August.
The group will meet on April
9 at the Black Swamp Nature
Center building, where they will
tour through the trails and enjoy
the beautiful sights and sounds
of nature center park.
Walkers are encouraged to
bring binoculars, a camera, a
bottle of water and even a walking stick, if needed. Please remember to dress for the weather,
especially in the springtime.
Those interested in joining
this nature enthusiast walking group should contact Staci
Miller at the Paulding SWCD
at 419-399-4771 or email staci.
This is a wonderful opportunity to visit with others and get
out and explore the wonders of

Joe Shouse/Paulding County Progress

The view inside The River Street Market in Antwerp following last weeks fire shows the extent
of damage to the structure.

Continued from Page 1A

This pond at the Black Swamp Nature Center is just one of the
beautiful natural areas in Paulding County. Join SWCDs new
nature enthusiast group and enjoy the wonders of nature.

Munger found guilty Martin

of theft in office
of plea

OTTAWA Emily Munger, former director of Paulding

Countys probation department
will be sentenced in March after
pleading guilty to theft in office
last week in Putnam County
Common Pleas Court.
Munger, 46, of Payne, pled to
a lesser included charge, a fourth
degree felony, than what was alleged in her indictment, which
had been a third degree felony.
A second charge alleging tampering with records, also a third
degree felony, was dismissed per
plea agreement.
Her sentencing was set for
1 p.m. Monday, March 21 in
Paulding County Common
Pleas Court by Judge Randall L.
Basinger from Putnam County.
Court documents show her
maximum penalties could be up
to 18 months stated prison term
and $7,500 fine. There is no
mandatory fine or prison term
for this offense and community
control sanctions are an option.
As part of her plea agreement,
the State has agreed to remain
silent as to her sentence and restitution will be $10,040.
Mungers own recognizance
bond was continued.
The State has filed a motion
requesting the restitution amount
be withheld from Mungers Ohio
Public Employees Retirement
System account and forwarded
to the Paulding County Clerk of
Munger was indicted last September after an investigation was
launched in July. County Court
Judge Suzanne Rister placed her
on paid administrative leave June
23 for being suspect of theft of
county funds.
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the fire broke out but they were

all able to get safely outside. No
injuries were reported.
The Antwerp fire crew immediately called for mutual support
with eight surrounding fire departments responding.
Manpower, tanker trucks, and
the Paulding aerial ladder truck
were quick to respond to the
scene with all the departments
working together in what is
called a defensive attack.
The issues they contended
with was one, the water supply,
Paulding County EMA director
Edward Bohn said.
Crews also contended with
the electrical lines at the back of
the building.
Until that was secured, crews
were then able to make a more
aggressive attack, Bohn said.
Bohn believes the fire is one
of the largest the village has ever
The business has a long history as the primary grocery
store in the small town of about

Prosecuting Attorney Joe Burkard cooperated with the Ohio

Auditor of States office in an
investigation of the matter.
A press release from the Auditor of State dated Sept.14,
showed results of their investigation. Investigators determined
Munger improperly requested
and receive cash payments from
over 100 probationers as their
fees for the Third Millennium
course. It stated she kept the fees
totaling $9,240 for her own benefit rather than having them processed for the County.
Additionally, it was found she
collected $800 in SCRAM and
EHMA electronic monitoring
programs without depositing the
money in county funds.
Investigators also discovered
that she tampered with a grant
application, giving false information about her salary.
An undated correspondence
from the Auditors office and
the Paulding County Commissioners says, in part, ... a finding
for recovery for public monies
collected but not accounted for
totaling $10,040 is hereby issued
against Emily Munger and in favor of the Paulding County Probation Services Department.
Local court officials, Judge
Tiffany Beckman of Paulding
County Common Pleas and
Prosecuting Attorney Joe Burkard, both recused themselves
from the case for conflict of
interest. Judge Basinger was
appointed to the case and Auditor of State Deputy Chief Legal
Counsel Robert Smith was assigned as special prosecutor.

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the American Red Cross.

Crews worked throughout the
night containing the blaze with
the Antwerp firefighters still on
the scene on Wednesday controlling hot spots.
Payne Mayor Steve Wobler
commented that the Payne
contingent of firemen returned
home at 3:30 a.m.
The Red Cross office in Van
Wert were on the scene to assist
the fire fighters with coffee, water, and food.
Local restaurants also supported the effort of those fighting
the blaze with pizzas, burgers
and fries.
On Wednesday morning,
Antwerp Police Chief George
Clemens walked away from
the scene of the devastation and
commented, The exterior walls
are standing but the roof is caved
in and everything was lost. It
looks like a total loss.
What is left of the building
will be torn down, the fire chief

Pinkalicious and Wii at the library

PAULDING After six pretrial conference dates, a Payne

man is scheduled for a hearing
on a change of plea today, Feb. 3.
Andrew J. Martin, 26, is
charged with involuntary manslaughter (F1), two counts corrupting another with drugs (F2),
and illegal manufacture of drugs
(F3). Martin is scheduled to be
in Court this afternoon.
He was indicted following the
Aug. 15 death of Cary Parsons
for allegedly injecting him and
another with a dose of benzodiazepam, according to Court documents.
A Jan. 28 press release from
Prosecuting Attorney Joe Burkard indicated his office received
a copy of the official coroners
report of Parsons death, filed
by County Coroner Dr. Joseph
It stated, The Coroner ruled
the death ... to be caused by
recent combined exposure to
ethanol and DEET (insect repellant.). The blood alcohol level
of the decedent was 0.19%.
The manner of his death was
ruled undetermined, according
to the release.



1,700.The market was formerly Kammeyers IGA. Its been

the primary grocery in Antwerp
since the 1950s. The store started small and had several additions through the years.
After the town had been without a grocery store for a brief
time, Doug and Lisa Bragg,
owners of the Oasis Bar and
Grill in Antwerp, purchased the
store in May 2013. They renamed it The River Street Market.
Its devastating to our community. Many people would
frequent the store often. It was
very convenient for our senior
citizens. A small town without
a grocery store well, its devastating, said Antwerp Mayor
Ray DeLong.
Fire departments from Paulding, Payne, Cecil-Crane Township, Hicksville, Woodburn,
Sherwood and Delaware Township all assisted. Antwerp and
Hicksville EMS crews were
called as were members from

PAULDING The Paulding County Carnegie Library

Childrens Department will be
sponsoring exciting and interactive programs in February.
During the entire month,
youth of all ages can come
and test their Wii skills. The
highest scores at the end of the

The Paulding County Progress

month will win a prize.

On Thursday, Feb. 11, a
Pinkalicious Party will be
held for children ages preschool through first grade.
This fun event will be held at
6 p.m. and will include games,
activities and refreshments.
All attendees are encouraged

to wear pink. Call 419-3992032 to register for this event.

The Childrens Room also
has available board games for
young patrons to play. Come
in and challenge your friends
to old-fashioned fun after
school or on Saturday morning.

Photo courtesy John Paulding Historical Society

John Paulding Historical Society is preparing for this years wine and cheese event, to be
held on Feb. 13. Here, Rhonda Smalley and Sue Beck (seated), two of the planning committee
members, enjoy last years event with Amy Kennedy and John Kennedy.

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back lot sewer. After much discussion, it was decided that the
option to open cut, replace, and
trenchless installation was the
best choice, causing less inconvenience to residents.
The safety committee met on
Jan. 27, where it was decided to
extend the agreement with Werlor Inc. for one more year.
The council has been offered
a state roadwork development
grant of $310,000 for the Gasser
Road project. This will be discussed more in a later meeting.
Deadline for accepting the assis-

tance is March 31.

A six-year resident of Emerald Acres spoke to council about
issues she has been having with
her sewer. She stated its been
backing up and every other person she has tried to talk to to get
this problem fixed has been asking questions on where exactly
the problem is and whether it is
something the village has to fix
or if she has to.
Administrator Harry Wiebe
stated he would have to talk to
the street and sewer employees
for more information and the

history of the site. He will contact her as soon as he finds out

Council heard the Mayors
Court yearly statement for 2015.
A total of 430 receipts were
written and $42,283.15 was
collected. A breakdown shows
$14,810.50 paid to the state treasury; $593.50 paid to County
Court (alcohol); $5,911 court
costs; $19,760.15 fines; $3,970
computer fund; and $238 other.
For January, Mayors Court
collected $885 total.
Council heard the first read-

ing of the following ordinances,

with an emergency being declared and both being approved
Ordinance 1515-16 approving, adopting, and enacting
American Legal Publishings
Ohio Basic Code, 2016 Edition,
as the Code of Ordinances for
the village.
Ordinance 1516-16 authorizing the mayor to execute any
and all documents required by
the State of Ohio, Department
of Transportation for paving of
streets within the village, to ex-

ecute contracts as required.

An executive session was held
to discuss personnel matters. No
action was taken.
Several committee meeting
dates were set:
Safety committee meeting
on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m.
Building and grounds committee meeting on Monday, Feb.
8 at 5:30 p.m., with a recreation
committee meeting to follow
immediately after.
Committee of the Whole
meeting on Thursday, Feb. 11 at
5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 3A


A. Doc Sherer, 49, formerly
of Haviland, died Monday, Jan.
25 at Levine Dickson Hospice
House in Charlotte, N.C.
He was
born Nov.
19, 1966
to Carolyn
J. (Tomlinson) and
the late
Lester H.
Sherer. He
began drumming at age 3 when
he received first set of drums
and by age 12 he was playing
with many local bands. At age
18, he left Haviland to play for
bands that traveled throughout
the United States. He settled
in North Carolina for a career
in music equipment sales. He
had been ill for the past six
He is survived by his mother,
Carolyn Sherer, Haviland;
brother, Roger (Vicky) Sherer,
Paulding; sister, Karla (Rick)
Welch, Grover Hill; nieces,
Tammy Sherer, Paulding, and
Dawn (Travis) LaFountain,
Grover Hill; a great-niece;
two great-nephews; and many
To honor Stephens request,
the will be no visitation or
funeral services. Den Herder
Funeral Home, Paulding, is
handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations made to
Scott EMS.
Online condolences may
be sent to www.denherderfh.


PAULDING Linda J. Buchman, age 64, died Wednesday, Jan. 27 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort
Wayne, after a brief illness.
She was born June 4, 1951
in Knox, Ind., the daughter
of the late Willard and Faye
(Berry) Holt. In 1977, she
married Norman Johnson, who
preceded her in death Oct. 25,
1991. On April 23, 1993, she
married Raymond Buchman,
who survives.
She is also survived by her
stepchildren, Shelly Kent,
Julie (Bob) Baldwin and Dan
(Rita) Buchman, all of Defiance; stepgrandchildren, Matthew Kent, Emily Kent and
Kristina (Lynn) Carpenter, all
of Defiance, and Tiffany (Del)
Betz of Mark Center; a sister,
Paula Evans; a brother, Marshall (Evelyn) Clifton, both
of Vincennes, Ind.; and six
Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 1 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Burial
was in St. Paul Cemetery,
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to
The Gardens of Paulding.
Online condolences may
be sent to www.denherderfh.


GROVER HILL Marilyn M. Lytle, age 84, died
Wednesday, Jan. 27 at the
Country Inn Enhanced Living
Center, Paulding.
She was
born July
25, 1931,
in Paulding
the daughter of the
late Clyde
and Loma
McClure. On Nov. 4, 1950,
she married Russell E. Bud
Lytle, who preceded her in
death on Aug. 21, 1998. She
was a member of Middle Creek
United Methodist Church, Grover Hill and United Methodist
Womens Club.
She is survived by her sons,
Lonnie (Roxana) Lytle, Grover Hill, Barry Lytle, Oakwood, and M. Clay (Donna)
Lytle, Grover Hill; daughters,
Jean (Gary) Timbrook, Edgerton, Ohio, Linda (Ron) Zachrich, Ayersville, Vickie Lytle,
Dallas, Texas, Sherri Lytle,
Cincinnati, Karen (Robert)

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Woolwine, Grove City, and

Diane Oldham, Columbus;
19 grandchildren; and 17
She also was preceded in
death by a daughter, Brenda
Kay Hornish; and two sisters,
Antha Rose Thompson and
Besse Adams.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 2 at Middle Creek
United Methodist Church,
Grover Hill. Burial was in the
church cemetery. Den Herder
Funeral Home, Paulding, was
in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family
suggests donations to Grover
Hill EMS/Fire Department or
Middle Creek United Methodist Church.
Online condolences may
be sent to www.denherderfh.



Sinn, 83, passed away on Friday, Jan.29 at the Van Wert
Inpatient Hospice Center.
He was born on Oct. 19,
1932, to the late George and
Clara (Zeltwanger) Sinn. On
Oct. 18, 1959, he was joined
in marriage in Milford, Ind.,
to Ann Haab, who survives.
Born to this union were three
daughters and six sons, Suzanne (Earl) Beery, Gary
(Paulette), Phil, Jane (Jim)
Linder, Mark (Diane), Steven
(Joy), Duane (Carrie), Karen
and Kurt (Lisa). Also surviving are 36 grandchildren, nine
great-grandchildren; a sister,
Minnie (Nelson) Beer; and a
sister-in-law, Renee Sinn.
He was preceded in death
by his parents; two brothers,
Carl and Walter; and a sisterin-law, Bertha Sinn.

Haviland-Scott High School
in 1950. He served in the U.S.
Army and then returned home
and started a lifelong career in
agriculture. On Jan. 31, 1954,
he was baptized and became
a member of the Latty Apostolic Christian Church. He
served his church in the capacity of a minister and elder
until his retirement in 2003.
Ray had a great love for The
Lord, family, church, country
and farming. He will be sadly
missed by his family.
Funeral service was held
Monday, Feb. 1 at Latty Apostolic Christian Church with
burial in the church cemetery.
Den Herder Funeral Home,
Paulding, handled arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family
request donations to the Harvest Call-World Relief or Van
Wert Inpatient Hospice.
Online condolences may
be sent to www.denherderfh.


Roznovsky, 53, of Paulding,
died at 4 a.m. Saturday, Jan.
30 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
She was born Dec.18, 1962
in Lima to Ottis Ray and Carolyn (Spangler) Bartley. Her
now Carolyn Wirts,
survives in
She is
also survived by her husband, Donald Roznovsky Sr.
of Muncie, Ind.; two sons,
Donald W Roznovsky Jr. and
Rodney Roznovsky, both of
Muncie; five brothers, Orville
Ray (Darlene) Bartley of Van
Wert, Jeffery (Kim) Bartley of
Mandale, and Bronson (Brianna) Bartley, Zane Bartley
and Eugene Bartley, all of
Oakwood; two sisters, Deona
(Bill) Kneisley and Dolores
Bartley, both of Defiance; and
four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by
her father, Ottis Ray Bartley;
and a brother, Allen Bartley.

Funeral services will be 11

a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 at Pleasant View Missionary Baptist
Church, Junction, with Pastor
Terry Brock officiating. Burial
will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Dupont.
Visitation will be from 2-4
and 6-8 p.m. today, Feb. 3 at
Heitmeyer Funeral Home,
Continental, and one hour
prior to services at the church
on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family
to assist with funeral expenses.
Condolences can be expressed at www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com.


Recker, 47, of Antwerp,
passed away Sunday, Jan. 31.
Lisa was born July 23, 1968,
in Paulding,
of Roger
and Cheryl (Gilts)
She was
the superintendent
at Paulding County Board of
DD; a member of Northwest
Ohio Rescue & Restore Coalition and Paulding Kiwanis
Lisa had a way of letting
you know she was in the
room. She took great pride in
her family and her work but
was equally happy relaxing at
the beach.
She will be sadly missed by
her husband, Dennis, whom
she married April 16, 1994;
children, Kyle, Kiana, Kennadi and Kaden; parents, Roger and Cheryl Detmon, and
brother, Steve, all of Paulding.
Her Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb.
6, at Divine Mercy Catholic
Church, Antwerp. She will be
laid to rest at Maumee Cemetery.
Visitation is 2-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5 at Dooley Funeral
Home, Antwerp. with a Catholic Vigil to close the visitation. Visitation is also 9-9:30
a.m. Saturday at the funeral
Although Lisa loved flowers, her family asks that you
please consider a contribution
in her memory to Antwerp
Athletic Boosters or Divine
Mercy School Foundation, in
lieu of flowers or other tributes.
Condolences and fond
memories may be shared at

Obituaries are
posted daily
The Paulding County
Progress posts obituaries
daily as we receive them.
Check our Web site at www.
progressnewspaper.org and
click on For the Record.

PHS bus trip to

benefit after prom

The Paulding High School

after prom committee will be
hosting a bus trip to Firekeepers
Casino on Friday, Feb. 12. The
cost is $35 and will include $20
in free play and $5 for food. The
bus will leave the Chief supermarket at 8 a.m. and will return
at 6 p.m. For more information,
call Heather at 419-399-7031.

Democrats to meet

PAULDING Members of
the Paulding County Democratic
Central Committee will gather
at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9 in the
Paulding Eagles Hall. Please try
to attend.

Lions Club meets

PAULDING Members of
the Paulding Lions Club meet the
second and fourth Thursdays of
each month, excluding holidays,
at the Paulding Eagles. Meeting
time is 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

We Know ag. We Love ag.

Van Wert 419.238.6838 | Napoleon 419.599.8656


When what doesnt get done

today will be there tomorrow
Its Thursday noon already!
This column should have been
written yesterday.
Loretta and I have been cleaning the house this forenoon.
Tonight, men from church will
come at 6:30 to practice singing church songs. We want to
make some snacks for tonight
yet. The laundry is waiting to be
washed in the basement. Hopefully I can do that this afternoon. I guess if I dont, it wont
run away for tomorrow. In the
winter, we just hang it on lines
in the basement to dry until the
next day.
Daughter Verena, 18, is
babysitting in town for two
little boys. The mother had a
new baby last night. Verena
went yesterday and stayed all
night with the boys so the father
could stay at the hospital. She
will come home tonight and go
back again in the morning. The
boys are 4 and almost 2 in age
so she has her hands full. She
loves children, so the time goes
fast for her.
We have the beef all cut up
but still need to grind some
hamburger. We gave Timothy
and Elizabeth two quarters.
They came here the last two
evenings to help cut up their
two quarters. We were able to
get their hamburger ground,
steaks cut up, and beef chunks
cut up. They took all their meat
home although the beef chunks

need to be processed in canning

jars. The hamburger will be
bagged for the freezer.
The new building came in
handy to cup up all the beef. I
have a gas stove in there, too, so
we could make supper and eat
out there. It takes so much of the
mess out of the house.
Our most favorite thing to
have when we butcher beef is
what we call rare beef, which
Ive written about before, but
for newcomers, Ill repeat! We
slice the steak real thin and put
salt and pepper on both sides
of each slice. Then heat some
oil until its really smoking hot.
Take a fork and put in a slice,
turn around the pan once, flip
over and give another turn and
take it out. I make it as the family eats it because thats how its
best right out of the pan. Its
very tender.
Elizabeth quit her job today so Im looking forward to
spending more time with her.
We both want to can vegetable
soup. We cook the meat off the

beef bones and add vegetables.

Daughter Susan had a nice
birthday Sunday, Jan. 24. She
had a few friends over for supper. Her special friend Mose
grilled hot wings and bought
her a Dairy Queen ice cream
cake. Susan made pizza casserole (one of her favorite foods).
We also had salad, dressing and
cinnamon rolls.
Our thoughts and prayers are
with Joes Uncle Benji. He is in
critical condition from suffering a brain aneurysm. My dad
had an aneurysm on his brain
right before he died. May God
be with Aunt Margaret and the
family through this trial in life.
God is above all and can perform miracles but it isnt always
what we want. Uncle Benji will
be 79 in May.
1 pound hamburger
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon Worcestershire
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon mustard
1 cup tomato juice
1 teaspoon salt
Saut hamburger and onion
in a skillet. Drain. Stir in the rest
of the ingredients and simmer
for 15 minutes to one-half hour.
If mixture is too juicy, sift in a
small amount of flour while stirring vigorously. Serve in six to
eight hamburger buns.

FEMA awards mitigation

plan grant to county

PAULDING Paulding County Emergency

Management Agency (EMA) has been awarded $17,648.25 to update and revise the Natural
Hazard Mitigation Plan for Paulding County.
The Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) awarded the funds to six
counties in the state of Ohio in January. The
grant money will be used to put together and
write a new comprehensive plan to deal with
the mitigation of various natural disasters that
Paulding County could face at any given time.
According to the award letter to the county, the local cost share for the grant will be
The plan, once updated, revised and written,
would allow for the countys EMA to prepare
for weather-related disaster events, such as
flooding, tornadoes, severe winds and blizzards.
This Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant, once

approved by the State of Ohio EMA and

FEMA, would provide additional grant dollars
to become available to Paulding County.
The mitigation planning process involves
identifying and profiling natural hazards that
will most likely occur, as well as assessing the
vulnerability of people, critical facilities and
structures. The plan identifies Paulding Countys mitigation strategy, which helps guide local mitigation planning and project efforts.
The Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan is implemented through projects and planning efforts to reduce the cost of damage caused by
disasters and minimize the impact on citizens,
businesses and properties. Mitigation planning
is the process state and local governments use
to identify risks and vulnerabilities associated
with natural hazards and to develop long-term
strategies for protecting people and property
from the effects of future hazard events.

610 Walnut Street
Oakwood, Ohio
Monument Display on Site
Pre-Arrangement Specialists

In Loving Memory
Catharine M. Caris
11/21/20 - 2/4/12

Memories Last
Your Family


4A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, February 3, 2016



Property transfers
The term et al. refers to and others; et vir., and husband; et ux., and

Auglaize Township
Chad Powell to Laura M.
Lloyd; Sec. 25, 5.04 acres. Quit
Benton Township
Robert G. and Paula L. Hartsock to Mary J. Pierce; Lots 1213, Shaffer Subdivision, 0.22
acre. Warranty deed.
Brown Township
Mark A. and Laura M. Spangler to Luke Spangler; Sec. 1, 3
acres. Warranty deed.
Carryall Township
Jeffrey A. Wieland to Tracie
C. Thomas; Sec. 36, 36.908
acres. Quit claim.
Crane Township
Dora J. Bradbury, dec. to Wilbert J. Bradbury; Sec. 7, 33.94
acres. Certificate of Transfer.
Maxine M. Nighswander,
dec. to Robert L. Nighswander;
Lot 10, Noneman Rolling Acre
#2, 0.556 acre. Affidavit.
Robert L. Nighswander to
Robert L. Nighswander Life Estate; Lot 10, Noneman Rolling
Acre #2, 0.556 acre. Quit claim.
John C. Stuart Life Estate to
John C. Stuart Life Estates; Sec.
15, 19.95 acres and Sec. 22,
76.71 acres. Survivorship deed.
Nellie M. and Lester L. Bauer
to Kevin C. Stuart and Kristine
M. Stuart, et al.; Sec. 15, 19.95
acres and Sec. 22, 76.71 acres.
Survivorship deed.
Emerald Township
Sallie H. Gebers to Sallie H.
Gebers Life Estate; Sec. 16,
1.81 acres and Sec. 17, 55.71
acres. Quit claim.
Jackson Township
Keith L. Wilhelm, dec. to
Rose Mary Wilhelm; Sec. 28, 1
acre. Certificate of Transfer.

Washington Township
Carolyn K. Pruden, trustee to
Dwight J. and Katherine Kriger,
et al.; Sec. 17, 76.99 acres. Affidavit.
Wendell and Angela Monhollen to Vera Miller; Sec. 5, 0.55
acre and Sec. 8, 81.02 acres.
Quit claim.
Antwerp Village
Nancy K. Burns Estate to
James H. and Clarehilda L.
Hunt; Lots 14-15, Block C, 0.3
acre. Executor deed.
Stephen J. and Nancy J.
Derck to Anita S. Bok; Sec. 27,
Outlots, 5 acres. Quit claim.
Troy N. Russell et al. by
Judgment Entry to Village of
Antwerp, Ohio; Sec. 27, Outlots, 0.113 acre. Judgment
Roger and Marlene J. Pier to
Travis A. Keeran; Lot 15, Block
F, 0.5 acre. Warranty deed.
Haviland Village
Arthur A. Stoller to Arthur A.
Stoller and Wendy L. Stoller;
Lots 129-130, 0.34 acre. Quit
Paulding Village
Vicki R. Lammerson by
Sheriff to Wilmington Trust
N.A.; Lots 184-185, Noneman
Emerald Acres Allotment #3,
0.241 acre. Sheriffs deed.
Tyray Curry to True Grit
LLC; Lot 9, Oakwood Park
Addition, 0.215 acre. Warranty
Gary J. and Sheila R. Justinger to Otis Allen Bristow; Lot
64, Noneman Emerald Acres
Allotment #1, 0.258 acre. Warranty deed.
Payne Village
Helen Franklin, dec. to Robert Franklin; Lot 3, Anspach
Subdivision, 0.23 acre. Affidavit.

Common Pleas
Civil Docket

The term et al. refers to and others; et vir., and husband; et ux., and

Peregrine Health Services Inc., dba The Gardens of Paulding,

Paulding vs. Lynn M. Conrad, Paulding and Richard Conrad,
Paulding. Money only.
In the matter of: Timothy David Schroeder, Paulding and
Tammy Lynn Schroeder, Paulding. Dissolution of marriage.
Progressive Specialty Insurance Company, Los Angeles vs.
Lorean Y. McCollum, Payne. Money only.
Marriage Licenses
Administration Docket
In the Estate of Carolyn M. Straley, last will and testament
In the Estate of Rex N. Caperton, application to administer
In the Estate of Victoria E. Kemerer, last will and testament
Criminal Docket
Michael L. Pritchard, 32, address unavailable, was sentenced
to four years with the Ohio Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for felonious assault (F2), with credit for 76 days
already served. His court costs are $697. A second count, burglary (F2), was dismissed per plea agreement.
Ashley Dalton, 28, of Paulding, has been ordered to be assessed to determine if she is a proper candidate for intervention
in lieu of conviction of possession of cocaine (F5) and possession of drugs (F5). A hearing will be held Feb. 22 to determine
her eligibility. Until that time, all proceedings of this case are
Brandon M. Cooper, 18, of Oakwood, entered a change of
plea to aggravated arson (F1) and will be sentenced March 7.
His indictment was amended to arson (F4), to which he pled
guilty. He was released on his own recognizance on the condition of no arrests, no contact with two subjects, no drug abuse,
abide by a 10 p.m. curfew and live with his parents.
Kayla A. Gamble, 23, of Hicksville, changed her plea to
guilty of possession of heroin (F5) and will be sentenced Feb.
Samantha J. Stahl, 36, of Oakwood, had a Feb. 2 jury trial
date for complicity to aggravated arson (F1) vacated and the
matter was assigned pretrial conference on Feb. 22.
Constantina L. Bauer, 32, of Melrose, will be in Court March
21 for a pretrial conference concerning her indictment alleging
possession of heroin (F5) and endangering children (M1).
Matthew W. Weber, 25, of Cecil, had a Feb. 23 trial date
vacated upon a motion of his attorney. A second pretrial conference was set for March 21. He is accused of two counts rape
(F1) and of gross sexual imposition (F3).

Sheriffs Report
Wednesday, Jan. 27
9:50 a.m. Rodney Lee
Osbun Jr., 25, of Paulding, was
hurt in a two-vehicle accident
on US 127 north of Road 224
in Crane Township. He was
taken by Samaritan helicopter
to Parkview Regional Hospital
for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries. Reports say he
drove his 2001 Dodge 1500
pickup truck into the back of a
fuel delivery truck stopped at
the railroad tracks. The pickup
was disabled and towed. The
2015 Mack delivery truck,
operated by Clint G. Porter,
25, of Paulding, received only
minor damage. Porter was
unhurt. Osbun was cited for
assured clear distance ahead.
Paulding and Cecil/Crane
Township fire departments
assisted at the scene, as did
Paulding EMS.
Friday, Jan. 22
1:09 p.m. A Payne fire unit
and their EMS responded to a
residential fire alarm on Road
5 in Benton Township. They
were there about five minutes.
3:07 p.m. One Paulding fire
unit and the EMS responded
to a gas smell complaint on
South Main Street in Paulding.
They were on scene less than
five minutes.
3:55 p.m. Dog complaint
was handled in Melrose.
4:03 p.m. An Emerald
Township resident of Road
218 lodged a dog complaint.
5:33 p.m. Domestic situation was handled on Road 31
in Carryall Township.
7:36 p.m. Deputies responded to a domestic situation on Road 8 in Emerald
8:01 p.m. Theft of a bed
frame was looked into on
Road 163 in Auglaize Township.
Saturday, Jan. 23
2:52 a.m. Allen County
(Ind.) Sheriffs office relayed
information about shots being
fired in Paulding County.
9:32 a.m. Cecil resident
told deputies their horses were
1:39 p.m. Juvenile matter
was looked into on Road 93 in
Paulding Township.
10:19 p.m. Propane smell
was noted on Road 138 in
Jackson Township.
11:44 p.m. Deputies responded to a report of a fight
on Road 171 in Auglaize

Sunday, Jan. 24
1 a.m. Four Scott fire units
and the EMS responded to
Haviland for a carbon monoxide alarm sounding, along with
a strange smell. They were on
scene about 15 minutes.
1:51 a.m. Deputies delivered a message for the Crestview (Fla.) Police Department
on Road 123 in Jackson Township.
9:03 a.m. Antwerp resident
told deputies a truck struck
the side of their building. Antwerp Fire Department assisted
deputies at the scene. All was
cleared in less than 30 minutes.
10:12 a.m. Residential burglar alarm sounded from Road
180 in Crane Township.
11:28 a.m. Dog complaint
was handled on Emerald Road
in Paulding.
11:55 a.m. A large knife
was found in a parking lot on
Ohio 637 in Auglaize Township, which the complainant
felt was suspicious.
5:59 p.m. Suspicious vehicle was seen along Road 48 in
Benton Township.
6:21 p.m. Assistance was
provided to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources by
providing vehicle identifications.
Monday, Jan. 25
2:15 a.m. Defiance County
Sheriffs office requested a deputy to transport a subject to Antwerp.
1:53 p.m. Deputies arrested a
subject on parole.
6:07 p.m. Breaking and entering of a house was looked
into on Road 12 in Washington
9:45 p.m. Payne resident reported breaking and entering.
10:50 p.m. Deputies assisted
Defiance Police Department by
checking on a vehicle near the
intersection of US 24 and Road
115 in Emerald Township. It
was suspected to have been involved in a robbery in their city.
11:32 p.m. Prowler complaint was lodged from Payne.
11:45 p.m. Paulding police
relayed information about a dog
Tuesday, Jan. 26
4:17 a.m. Suspicious vehicle
was seen on Road 53 in Carryall
11:30 a.m. Canine unit was
deployed at a vehicle check.
11:31 Defiance Regional
Medical Center reported possible child abuse in Paulding

12:33 p.m. Dog complaint

was lodged from South DeWitt
Street in Paulding.
1:39 p.m. Grover Hill resident called in a dog complaint.
1:43 p.m. Latty Township
resident of Road 72 made a dog
2:04 p.m. Deputies assisted
Job and Family Services on
Ohio 111 in Paulding Township.
2:06 p.m. Theft from a Jackson Township business on
Broughton Pike was investigated.
2:39 p.m. Paulding Fire unit
and the EMS conducted an odor
investigation on East Baldwin
Avenue. They were there less
than 10 minutes.
3:18 p.m. Theft of debit card
was investigated on US 127 in
Crane Township.
3:21 p.m. Canine unit was
deployed in Putnam County to
assist their sheriffs office.
9:47 p.m. Theft of medication was looked into on Road
21 in Harrison Township.
10:18 p.m. Deputies looked
into a report of a prowler on
Road 123 in Emerald Township.
Wednesday, Jan. 27
4:24 a.m. A Payne resident
told deputies someone cut their
bathroom window screen.
12:33 p.m. Telephone harassment was investigated on
Road 143 in Auglaize Township.
6:39 p.m. Car/deer accident
on Road 111 in Jackson Township was handled.

6:57 p.m. Vehicle with

no lights on was seen blocking Road 177 in Washington
10:26 p.m. Debris was reportedly covering the railroad
tracks on US 127 in Paulding
11:52 p.m. Telephone harassment was looked into for a
Carryall Township resident of
Road 250a.
Thursday, Jan. 28
3:33 a.m. General alarm
sounded from an address on
US 127 in Blue Creek Township.
9:14 a.m. Canine unit was
deployed at a traffic stop on
West Wayne Street in Paulding.
10:39 a.m. Horses were reported loose in Paulding Township in the area of Road 71 and
Ohio 500.
11:18 a.m. Car/deer collision was handled on Road 168
at Road 123 in Emerald Township.
5:57 p.m. Deputies delivered
a message for the Defiance Police Department on Ohio 500 in
Paulding Township.
Friday, Jan. 29
12:02 a.m. Juvenile matter
was handled in Melrose.
6:28 a.m. Meter box fire was
handled in Payne. One fire unit
was on scene about 45 minutes.
7:47 a.m. Car/deer crash on
Ohio 637 south of Ohio 111 in
Auglaize Township was documented.
8:38 a.m. Dog complaint
was handled in Cecil.

Susan Pieper was the speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Paulding

County meeting. The library will celebrate its 100-year anniversary this year. It opened March 3, 1916. The library board will note
the occasion, with the help of the Paulding Chamber of Commerce, with a reception next month on March 3. A big celebration
will be held July 9. Matt Reineck was the program chairman.

Police Report
Monday, Jan. 25
4:35 p.m. A utility pole was
snapped in half in a single-vehicle accident on Emerald Road.
Reports say as Marcus V.
Miller, 16, of Paulding, turned
from the school parking lot
onto the street in a 2007 Jeep
Cherokee, the vehicle went off
the right side of the roadway
striking the pole. Damage was
functional to the Jeep. Miller
was unhurt and was cited for
operating a vehicle without
reasonable control.
Tuesday, Jan. 26
7:30 p.m. Steven C. Dunmire, 46, of Paulding, was cited
for failure to control after the
2014 Dodge Charger he was
driving struck a bank of mailboxes on Helen Street. He told
officers he glanced down at his
cell phone then his car went left
of center and into the boxes.
Damage was minor to the car
and Dunmire was not injured.
Wednesday, Jan. 20
10:39 p.m. Police were
called to Partridge Place for
neighbor problems involving
loud noises. It was deemed unfounded.
Thursday, Jan. 21
4 p.m. Unwanted person
complaint was handled on West
Perry Street where a man left the
7:06 p.m. Drug activity in the
village was reported. The matter
is under investigation.
11:12 p.m. Harassing calls
and texts were looked into on
East Wayne Street. A police no
contact order was made.
Friday, Jan. 22
1:10 p.m. Paulding Middle
School officials reported a suspected sexual offense. The case
is under investigation.
1:45 p.m. A Springdale Drive
resident told police they were
contacted with a medical-related
telephone scam.
2:48 p.m. Officers were
called to the area of Summit and
Perry streets where the sound
of fireworks or gun shots was
heard. All appeared normal.
4 p.m. Several items consigned for auction were discovered to have been reported
stolen. They included two generators, a pressure washer, an air
compressor and a pump.
5:45 p.m. Harassing calls
were investigated on West Perry
Street. A police no contact order
was given.
8 p.m. Kirk Echols was ar-

rested on outstanding warrants

and released to the local corrections officer.
Saturday, Jan. 23
7:50 p.m. Neighbor problems
centering on parking issues
brought police to South Williams Street.
9:47 p.m. A vehicle was broken into along North Dix Street.
11:24 p.m. Dog complaint
was handled on East Perry
11:50 p.m. Business alarm
sounded on North Williams
Street. All was found secure.
Sunday, Jan. 24
1:21 a.m. A Defiance resident
called about an alleged incident
involving a local woman.
9:27 a.m. Dog complaint was
handled on Emerald Road.
9 p.m. Junk notice was prepared for a West Wayne Street
11 p.m. Police requested
Paulding EMS for a male who
needed assistance.
Monday, Jan. 25
12:20 p.m. Request for no
contact with a subject came in
from West Perry Street.
4:10 p.m. Fire alarm at the
school turned out to be false.
6:40 p.m. Theft of cigarettes
from a vehicles trunk was investigated.
Tuesday, Jan. 26
4:45 p.m. An East Perry
Street business told officers a
vehicle was taken under false
pretenses and not returned. The
vehicle was brought back by a
relative at 11:18 p.m. on Jan. 28.
10:25 p.m. A caller was directed to call Defiance Police
Department with a child protection issue there.
11:10 p.m. Officers delivered
a message on Buckeye Drive for
Antwerp Fire Department.
Wednesday, Jan. 27
1:15 a.m. Suspicious vehicle
was seen parked along South
Cherry Street, occasionally
sounding the horn. A partially
clad male, apparently intoxicated, was found waiting on a
second individual who was already home. The man was transported to the subjects house.
3:10 p.m. Strong odor was
reported in a house on East
Baldwin Avenue.
3:40 p.m. Paulding Elementary School reported possible
child abuse and a report was
sent to Job and Family Services.
10:35 p.m. Neighbor problems on East Perry Street were

Commissioners Journal
Commissioners Journal January 11, 2016
This 11th day of January, 2016, the Board of
County Commissioners met in regular session with the
following members present: Roy Klopfenstein, Tony
Zartman, Mark Holtsberry, and Nola Ginter, Clerk.
County Auditor Claudia Fickel met with the commissioners to discuss the Board of Revisions policy.
She recommended adopting the current policy, with
revisions to be reviewed at a later date.
Marsha Yeutter, Senior Center, presented a contract
for one of the commissioners signatures.
Jim Langham, Paulding Progress, met briefly with
the commissioners. He would like to get back on a regular schedule (every other Monday morning) for news
reporting purposes.
Holtsberry moved to adopt the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners, according to Ohio Revised Code, Section
305.05, does hereby appoint Tony Zartman to serve as
Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners for
2016; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the official meeting days of the
Board of County Commissioners will be each Monday
and Wednesday, excluding holidays, from 8 a.m. to the

close of business in the Commissioners Office in Suite

B-1 in the lower level of the Paulding County Courthouse.
Holtsberry moved to adopt the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners, according to Ohio Revised Code, Section
305.05, does hereby appoint Roy Klopfenstein to serve
as Vice Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners for 2016.
Holtsberry moved to adopt the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby appoint Mr. Roy Klopfenstein
to serve as the Commissioners representative on the
EMA Advisory Board for the year 2016.
Klopfenstein moved to adopt the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby appoint Mr. Mark Holtsberry
to serve as the Commissioners representative on the
Family and Children First Council for the year 2016.


Holtsberry moved to adopt the following:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County
Commissioners does hereby appoint Tony Zartman to
serve as the Commissioners representative on the John
Paulding Historical Society Board for the year 2016.
Holtsberry moved to adopt the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby appoint Mr. Roy Klopfenstein
to serve as the Commissioners representative on the
Paulding County Homeland Security Advisory Committee for 2016.
Klopfenstein moved to adopt the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby appoint Mr. Mark Holtsberry
to serve as the Commissioners representative on the
Northwest Ohio Community Action Commission


Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 5A


The Antwerp Exchange Bank
Company v. Mark A. Marenberg,
et al., Case No, CI-14-066
The Defendant Ying Ma, aka Ma
Ying whose last known address is
Ying Ma, 4-31-45, Feng Cheng
Street, Wang Hua District, Fu
Shun City, Liao Ning Province,
China 113001, and whose present address is unknown, will take
notice that on April 17, 2014, The
Antwerp Exchange Bank Company filed its Complaint for Foreclosure in Case No. CI-14-066 in
the Court of Common Pleas of
Paulding County, 115 North Williams Street, Paulding, OH 45879,
seeking foreclosure and alleging
that the Defendant Ying Ma has or
may claim to have interest in the
real estate commonly known as
105-109 South Main Street, Antwerp, Ohio 45813 and described
Tract I
Being a part of Lots Number One
(1) and Two (2) in Daggetts Addition to the Village of Antwerp,
Ohio, and bounded and described
as follows:
Commencing on the East line of
said Lot #1, Seventy-six (76) feet
south of the Northeast corner of
said Lot #1; thence westerly and
parallel with the north line of said
lot, One Hundred and three (103)
feet; thence southerly and parallel with the east line of said lot to
within thirty (30) feet of the south
line of said Lot #2; thence easterly
and parallel with the south line of
said Lots #1 and 2 to the east line
of said Lot #1; and thence northerly on the east line of said Lot #1
to the place of beginning.
The west ten (10) feet of the land

hereby conveyed/described to be
kept free, perpetually, as and for
an alley.
Parcel Nos.: 12-10S-003-00; 1210S-004-00; 12-10S-005-00; 1210S-006-00
Tract II
Being a part of Lots #1 and #2 in
Daggetts Addition to the Village
of Antwerp, Paulding County,
Ohio, which is more particularly
described as follows:
Beginning at a point on the westerly right-of-way line of South
Main Street (St. Rte. #49) and
the easterly line of said Lot #1,
said point of beginning being
Twenty-nine and zero hundredths
(29.00) feet S. 20 deg. 05 00 E.
(assumed bearing for purposes
of description) from the West
River Street right-of-way, (using
33 feet as the distance measured
from centerline of said street);
thence S. 20 deg. 05 00 E., on
the easterly line of said Lot #1 and
the westerly right-of-way line of
South Main St. (State Rte. #49),
Forty-four and twenty hundredths
(44.20) feet to a point; thence S. 68
deg. 13 20 W., on and along the
southerly line of an existing brick
wall between Shaffer Hardware
and the Village Apothecary, and
said wall line extended One Hundred Three and zero hundredths
(103.00) feet to a point; thence N.
20 deg. 05 00 W. , Forty-three
and zero hundredths (43.00) feet to
a point; thence on a line N. 67 deg.
33 00 E., which becomes the
northerly line of an existing brick
wall between Black Creek Properties, Inc. and Shaffer Hdwe.,
One Hundred Three and zero hundredths (103.00) feet to the point
of beginning, hereby reserving the

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right-of-way as an open alley in
the westerly 10 of the above-described land, perpetually, together
with all the appurtenances and hereditaments thereunto belonging.
Parcel Nos.: 12-10S-007-00; 1210S-008-00; 12-10S-009-00; 1210S-009-01
The Plaintiff further alleges that by
reason of default of the Defendants
Mark A. Marenberg and Village
Square, Inc., dba Village Apothecary, in the payment of a certain
Promissory Note and Security
Agreement, according to its tenor,
the conditions of a mortgage given
to secure the payment of said note
and conveying the premises described, have been broken, and
the same has become absolute.
The Plaintiff prays that the Defendant Ying Ma, aka Ma Ying,
be required to answer and set up
her interest in said real estate or be
forever barred from asserting the
same, for foreclosure of said mortgage, the marshalling of any liens,
and the sale of said real estate, and
the proceeds of said sale applied to
the payment of Plaintiffs claim in
the property in the order of its priority, and for such other and further
relief as is just and equitable.
Michael C. Jones,
Supreme Court Reg. #0020805
Attorney for Plaintiff
3239 Winding Woods Drive
Powell, Ohio 43065
(740) 881-0018

Paulding Mayors Court

These cases are listed on a monthly basis as they are paid
in full.

John R. Alberts, Fort Loramie, no license

plate light or tail light; $150 fine and costs.
Betty R. Andrews, Oakwood, improper backing; $110 fine and costs.
Robert L. Bair III, Cecil, tinted windows;
$170 fine and costs.
Darrell O. Baird, Wilmington, disobeyed traffic control ordinance; dismissed.
Darrell O. Baird, Wilmington, no license
plate/tail lights; $150 fine and costs.
Burl E. Barnes Jr., Paulding, failure to yield
right-of-way at intersection; $115 fine and costs.
Andrew J. Bear, Elida, no license plate/tail
light; $150 fine and costs.
Paul M. Belton, Kenton, disobeyed traffic
control ordinance; dismissed.
Paul M. Belton, Kenton, no license plate/tail
light; $150 fine and costs.
James R. Bishop, Fairborn, disobeyed traffic
control ordinance; $100 fine and costs.
Adam C. Blonde, Litchfield, Mich., parking in
roadway; $150 fine and costs.
William T. Bunn, Fairborn, disobeyed traffic
control ordinance; $100 fine and costs.
Robert J. Cameron, West Olive, Mich., disobeyed traffic control ordinance; $100 fine and
Frederic L. Campbell, Laurel Hill, N.C., no
license plate/tail light; $150 fine and costs.
David R. Contestabile, Myerstown, Pa., disobeyed traffic control ordinance; $100 fine and
Mark E. Cornett, Wabash, Ind., no license
plate/tail lights; $150 fine and costs.
John J. Disch II, Wyoming, Mich., disobeyed
traffic control ordinance; dismissed.
John J. Disch II, Wyoming, Mich., parking in
roadway; $75 fine and costs.
Frederick L. Elton, Grand Rapids, disobeyed
traffic control ordinance; dismissed.
Frederick L. Elton, Grand Rapids, parking in
roadway; $150 fine and costs.
Vernon Fields Jr., High Point, N.C., disobeyed
traffic control ordinance; dismissed.
Vernon Fields Jr., High Point, N.C., no license plate/tail light; $150 fine and costs.
Robert C. Fortner, Jackson Center, disobeyed
traffic control ordinance; $100 fine and costs.
Leslie W. Franssen, Houston, Texas, disobeyed traffic control ordinance; $100 fine and
Gordon C. Fraser, Dafter, Mich., disobeyed
traffic control ordinance; $100 fine and costs.
Andriy Garasuk, Hamtramck, Mich., disobeyed traffic control ordinance; $100 fine and
Stoyan Z. Georgiev, Fort Lauderdale, disobeyed traffic control ordinance; dismissed.
Stoyan Z. Georgiev, Fort Lauderdale, no license plate/tail light; $150 fine and costs.
Aleksandr N. Gubanov, Stuart, Fla., disobeyed traffic control ordinance; $100 fine and
Adan R. Guillen, Lansing, parking in roadway; $150 fine and costs.
Dyron J. Hardesty, Alexandria, La., disobeyed
traffic control ordinance; $100 fine and costs.
Raymond E. Harrison, Byron Center, Mich.,
assured clear distance; $110 fine and costs.
Michael S. Hauser, Ney, disobeyed traffic
control ordinance; $100 fine and costs.
James R. Hayhurst, West Lafayette, Ind., disobeyed traffic control ordinance; dismissed.
James R. Hayhurst, West Lafayette, Ind., no
license plate/tail light; $150 fine and costs.
Ezzel D. Hicks, Dayton, disobeyed traffic
control ordinance; dismissed.
Ezzel D. Hicks, Dayton, no license plate/tail
light; $150 fine and costs.
Monte L. Hipes, Swayzee, Ind., disobeyed
traffic control ordinance; $100 fine and costs.
Timothy C. Hubbard Sr., Mantachie, Miss.,
parking in roadway; $150 fine and costs.
Farhad Ibraimov, Chicago, equipment violation - windshields; $150 fine and costs.
John C. Jackson, Ann Arbor, Mich., disobeyed traffic control ordinance; $100 fine and
Serghei A. Juc, Jacksonville, Fla., disobeyed
traffic control ordinance; $100 fine and costs.

Joseph P. Kelley, Kalida, speed; $110 fine

and costs.
Antonio M. Kennedy, Chester, S.C., disobeyed traffic control ordinance; $100 fine and
John Kiss, Willowick, disobeyed traffic control ordinance; $100 fine and costs.
Emogene Kochenour, Paulding, disobeyed
traffic sign; $115 fine and costs.
Ezequiel L. Lasalle, Oviedo, Fla., disobeyed
traffic control ordinance; dismissed.
Ezequiel L. Lasalle, Oviedo, Fla., no license
plate/tail light; $74.05 fine and costs.
Kennie R. Lewis, Akron, disobeyed traffic
control ordinance; $100 fine and costs.
Larry A. Lowry, Urbana, disobeyed traffic
control ordinance; $100 fine and costs.
Maurice E. Moyer, Portsmouth, N.H., no license plate/tail light; dismissed.
Richard D. Murch, Dundee, Okla., disobeyed
traffic control ordinance; $100 fine and costs.
Richard Ofori-Poku, Anoka, Minn., disobeyed traffic control ordinance; $100 fine and
Richard Ofori-Poku, Anoka, Minn., no license plate/tail light; dismissed.
Lorraine M. Papp, Payne, failure to control;
$110 fine and costs.
Gerardo Perez, Miami, disobeyed traffic
control ordinance; $100 fine and costs.
Mirko Petrovic, Grandview, Wash., disobeyed traffic control ordinance; dismissed.
Mirko Petrovic, Grandview, Wash., windshields and wipers; $150 fine and costs.
Dwan D. Pittman, Fort Wayne, disobeyed
traffic control ordinance; dismissed.
Dwan D. Pittman, Fort Wayne, no license
plate/tail light; $150 fine and costs.
Li Ren, Alhambra, Calif., disobeyed traffic
control ordinance; $100 fine and costs.
Rodney G. Routson, Wapakoneta, disobeyed
traffic control ordinance; $100 fine and costs.
Charles Schwartz, Glenview, Ill., windshield
and wipers; $150 fine and costs.
Dawn R. Scott, Paulding, failure to control;
$110 fine and costs.
Jordon N. Seldon, Columbus, disobeyed traffic control ordinance; $100 fine and costs.
Gurwinder S. Singh, Brampton, Ont., no license plate/tail light; $150 fine and costs.
Gurwinder S. Singh, Brampton, Ont., disobeyed traffic control ordinance; dismissed.
Gurwinder S. Singh, Huber Heights, no license plate/tail light; $150 fine and costs.
Gurwinderjit P. Singh, Brampton, Ont., disobeyed traffic control ordinance; $100 fine and
Manjit Singh, Niagra Falls, N.Y., no license
plate/tail light; $150 fine and costs.
Shawn D. Smith, Clinton Township, Mich.,
disobeyed traffic control ordinance; dismissed.
Shawn D. Smith, Clinton Township, Mich.,
parking in roadway; $150 fine and costs.
Joseph Taylor, Paulding, speed; $150 fine
and costs.
Walter J. Thomas, Sunshine, La., disobeyed
traffic control ordinance; dismissed.
Walter J. Thomas, Sunshine, La., expired
plates; $150 fine and costs.
Jerry W. Thompkins, Leland, N.C., no license plate/tail light; $150 fine and costs.
Curtis L. Travis, Mount Pleasant, Mich.,
parking in roadway; $150 fine and costs.
Solomon Y. Waldie, Charlotte, N.C., no license plate/tail light; $150 fine and costs.
George Washington Jr., McIntosh, Ala., disobeyed traffic control ordinance; $100 fine and
Ryan L. Wesley, Defiance, speed; $110 fine
and costs.
Jonathan W. White, Mankato, Minn., disobeyed traffic control ordinance; $100 fine and
Mark G. Wilcox, Lowell, Mich., disobeyed
traffic control ordinance; $100 fine and costs.
Troy J. Wilkey, Panola, Ill., disobeyed traffic
light; $115 fine and costs.
Tamara M. Wilson, Sioux City, Iowa, disobeyed traffic control ordinance; $100 fine and
Toriano L. Wilson, Pittsburg, no license
plate/tail light; $160 fine and costs.

(NOCAC) Board for the year 2016.

Klopfenstein moved to adopt the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby appoint Mr. Mark Holtsberry to serve
as the Commissioners representative to the Area Office on
Aging of Northwestern Ohio Inc. for the year 2016.
Zartman moved to adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby appoint Mr. Mark Holtsberry to serve as
the Commissioners representative to the Paulding County
Senior Center Steering Committee for the year 2016.
Holtsberry moved to adopt the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby direct the County Auditor to amend the
2016 Annual Appropriation by appropriating the following
in the Ditch Maintenance Fund (Fund 013), to-wit; 013-00100006/Ditch Maintenance/Equipment AMOUNT: $30,000.

County Court
Civil Docket:
David A. Hyman, Paulding
vs. Bridget Fulton, Paulding.
Money only, satisfied.
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance vs. Annette J. Fry, Hicksville. Other action, satisfied.
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance vs. Calvin Moore, Hicksville. Small claims, satisfied.
United Oil Corp., Payne vs.
Joseph A. Sanders, Paulding
and Waneta E. Sanders, Paulding. Small claims, judgment
for the plaintiff in the sum of
Returned To You Ltd.,
Paulding vs. Amber Zartman
Scarberry, Payne. Small claims,
Van Wert County Hospital,
Van Wert vs. Matthew D. Sensibaugh, Grover Hill and Logan
Sensibaugh, Grover Hill. Other
action, satisfied.
Returned To You Ltd., Paulding vs. Dean Germann, Oakwood. Small claims, satisfied.
IOM Health System LP,
Cincinnati vs. Dennis K. Fish,
Paulding. Other action, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum
of $11,392.80.
Capital Alliance Financial
LLC, Grand Rapids, Mich. vs.
Vanessa Frick, Paulding. Other
action, judgment for the plaintiff
in the sum of $1,930.21.
Returned To You Ltd., Paulding vs. Jason Dominque, Paulding. Small claims, judgment for
the plaintiff in the sum of $117.
Returned To You Ltd., Paulding vs. Nicole Laney, Grover
Hill. Small claims, judgment
for the plaintiff in the sum of
Criminal Docket:
Neil R. Blackmore, Payne,
domestic violence; dismissed
per State with prejudice, costs
April S. Hollinger, Antwerp,
theft; $100 fine, $220 costs,
two days jail with 178 days suspended, pay for stay; complete
Third Millennium online theft
course, repay court appointed
attorney fees, evaluation at
Westwood and complete counseling, probation ordered.
Roger W. Brummitt, Oakwood, disorderly conduct; $120
fine, $95 costs, both taken from
bond, maintain general good behavior.
Avery Edwin Coplin, Paulding, offense involving underage;
case dismissed per State, $95
Joshua L. Hernandez, Paulding, possession marijuana; $75
fine, $98 costs, 6-month license
suspension; maintain general
good behavior.
Antonio O. Barajas Jr., Paulding, domestic violence; dismissed.
Christy N. Mobley, Van
Wert, theft; 180 days jail suspended, $165.87 costs, pay
$1.69 restitution; 60 hours community service, evaluation at
Westwood and complete counseling, probation ordered.
Billy J. Evans, Oakwood,
assault; $120 costs, 23 days jail
with 157 days suspended; no
contact with victim, pay restitution if requested.
Zachery E. Ramsey, Paulding, theft; dismissed with prejudice per State, costs waived.
Joshua J. Brown, Defiance,
possession of drugs; dismissed
without prejudice per State,
costs waived.
Joshua J. Brown, Defiance,
drug abuse instruments; dismissed without prejudice,
costs waived.
Jalen L. Lewis, Fishers,
Ind., possession marijuana;
$170 costs, six-month license
suspension, concurrent with
another case.
Sabrina A. Kline, Haviland,
confinement of dog; $25 fine,
$77 costs.
Traffic Docket:
Lee C. Moore, Detroit, 81/65
speed; $43 fine, $82 costs.
John S. Balduff, Huron, following closely; $53 fine, $77
Rodney A. Heath, Defiance,
disobeyed traffic signs; $50 fine,
$83 costs.
Heather L. Gottke, Paulding,
failure to control; $68 fine, $80
Kevin P. Doherty, Peru, Ind.,
86/65 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs.
David Esparza Sr., Cecil,
failure to control; $68 fine, $77

Brandon M. Grant, Antwerp,

70/55 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Diana G. Foor, Paulding, seat
belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Christopher L. Brown, Indianapolis, 83/65 speed; $43 fine,
$85 costs.
Ryan T. Bertram, Noblesville, Ind., 75/65 speed; $33
fine, $85 costs.
Max Ehrfeld, Lafayette, Ind.,
77/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
James Metro, Indianapolis, no tail lights; $68 fine, $80
Kyle A.W. Cereghin, Defiance, driving under FRA suspension; $100 fine suspended,
$87 costs; proof of insurance
Cameron J. Brandenberg,
Clarksville, Tenn., driving
under FRA suspension; $100
fine suspended, $87 costs; pay
by Feb. 26 or sent for collection
Diana M. Klonaris, Richmond Heights, 82/65 speed; $43
fine, $80 costs.
Paul E. Adams, Antwerp, improper backing; $53 fine, $77
Timothy L. Stokes, Oakwood, stop sign; $53 fine, $80
Nathaniel O. Rodriguez
Fuller, Takoma Park, Md.,
84/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Sean C. Tucker Jr., Warren,
Mich., 91/65 speed; $43 fine,
$85 costs.
Tamkeen Rasool, Indianapolis, violation being passed; $53
fine, $82 costs.
Audrey M. Chavez, Scott,
seat belt; $30 fine, $55 costs.
Jo Ann Thomas, Fort Wayne,
77/65 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Joseph Prabakar Anbumani,
Fishers, Ind., 77/65 speed; $33
fine, $80 costs.
Gary Lee Keller, Oakwood,
failure to control; $68 fine, $80
Nicholas R. Sturges, Indianapolis, 75/65 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
Jacob W. Teller, Lake Orion,
Mich., 80/65 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Thomas Urdiales, Defiance,
81/65 speed; $63 fine, $80 costs.
Breannmarie D. Ansari, Detroit, 79/65 speed; $33 fine, $80
Madison M. Meyer, Napoleon, no brake lights; $68 fine,
$80 costs.
James Craig Bowser, East
China, Mich., marked lanes;
$53 fine, $80 costs.
Colton R. Christo, Payne, seat
belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Denny R. Lambdin, Sidney,
65/55 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Lynn A. Humbarger, Antwerp, stop sign; $53 fine, $80
Lynn A. Humbarger, Antwerp, seat belt; $30 fine.
Adetayo O. Adeleye, Lanham, Md., 77/65 speed; $33
fine, $80 costs.
Donald L. Block, Lorain,
77/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Paul M. Culler, Antwerp,
67/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Sherry A. Retherford, Bluffton, Ind., 69/55 speed; $33 fine,
$77 costs.
Shelby J. McMichael, Continental, 66/55 speed; $33 fine,
$77 costs.
Charles Lavell Shaw Jr., Toledo, 73/65 speed; $200 fine,
$109 costs, both taken from
bond, warrant and warrant
block rescinded.
Mario Morales Hernandez,
Napoleon, OVI/under influence, merged with OVI/breath
low; $525 fine, $115 costs, pay
$50 monthly, Sept. 30 POC, 10
days jail, one-year license suspension; ALS vacated, evaluation at Recovery Services, 170
days jail reserved.
Mario Morales Hernandez,
Napoleon, 81/65 speed; dismissed at States request.
Josh J. Brown, Defiance, OVI/
under influence; dismissed without prejudice upon a motion of
State, costs waived.
Jalen L. Lewis, Fishers, Ind.,
OVI/under influence; $375 fine,
$95 costs, pay $200 monthly,
May 27 POC, three days jail,
six-month license suspension;
may attend DIP program in lieu
of jail with May 27 compliance
date, proof of financial responsibility provided, ALS vacated, 87
days jail reserved.
Jalen L. Lewis, Fishers, Ind.,
81/65 speed; dismissed at States

Patrick L. Szeman, Hamilton,
Ind., 75/65 speed; $100 fine, $95
costs, Feb. 26 POC, zero point
Peggy S. Luciano, Fort
Wayne, seat belt; $30 fine, $55
Cassie M. Phillips, Fort
Wayne, stop sign; $53 fine, $80
Marck James Vachon, Fort
Wayne, 85/65 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Monico D. Moreno III, Oakwood, assured clear distance;
$100 fine with $50 costs, $87
costs, March 18 POC.
Michael Gordon Taormino,
Rochester Hill, Mich., 79/65
speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Charles E. Bradford, Fort
Wayne, 75/65 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
Mary J. Miller, Continental,
failure to control; $68 fine, $80
John Pierre Bertaux, Noblesville, Ind., 80/65 speed; $43 fine,
$77 costs.
Kenneth R. Boyd, Oakwood,
display plates; $68 fine, $80
Gregory Kay Ericksen, Indianapolis, 82/65 speed; $43 fine,
$77 costs.
Moises Salazar, Santa Ana,
Calif., 77/65 speed; $33 fine, $80
Tanisha Lane Witten, Clinton Township, Mich., 78/65
speed; $53 fine, $95 costs, points
Tanya Collins, Oakwood,
failure to control; $68 fine, $80
Owen T. Zachrich, Van Wert,
reckless operation; $250 fine,
$87 costs, pay $100 monthly,
April 29 POC, 3 days jail; may
attend DIP program in lieu of
jail, proof of financial responsibility provided, 27 days jail reserved.
Owen T. Zachrich, Van Wert,
stop sign; $53 fine, April 29
Venkata Naga S. Valdi, Farmington, Mich., marked lanes; $53
fine, $80 costs.
Dawn Renee Grant, Defiance,
failure to control; $68 fine, $77
Austin Joseph Morris, Fort
Worth, Texas, 77/65 speed; $33
fine, $80 costs.
Monico D. Moreno III, Paulding, child restraint; $68 fine, $77
costs, March 18 POC.
David J. Cottrell, Antwerp,
seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Dylan J. McMullen, Payne,
seat belt; $20 fine, $47 costs,
March 18 POC.
Matthew R. Jacobs, Ohio City,
seat belt; $20 fine, $50 costs.
Naga Venkatesh Chalasani,
Southfield, Mich., 85/65 speed;
$53 fine, $95 costs, points
Alan B. Calvelage, Delphos,
66/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Natalie Jean Snyder, Payne,
66/55 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Shane D. Cline, Antwerp, seat
belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Nicole E. Wilinski, Rochester, Mich., 81/65 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Ryan M. Lane, Indianapolis,
80/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Charles L. Shaw Jr., Toledo,
failure to reinstate; $69 fine, $77
costs, both taken from bond.
Charles L. Shaw Jr., Toledo,
77/65 speed; $33 fine, taken
from bond.
Guanzhu Mou, West Lafayette, Ind., 79/65 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
Louis A. Wannemacher,
Payne, 65/55 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
Sonny J. Windhorst, Plymouth, Ind., 85/65 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Natalie R. Mouser, Defiance,
87/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Niki L. Stahl, Grover Hill,
stop sign; $53 fine, $80 costs.
Joshua L. Ross, Convoy, seat
belt; $30 fine, $50 costs.
Deanna F. Rhonehouse,
Paulding, seat belt; $30 fine,
$50 costs.
Deanna L. Hyde, Fort Wayne,
80/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Amanda J. Gasser, Haviland,
68/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Moola Fnu, Clinton Township, Mich., 88/65 speed; $43
fine, $80 costs.
Taylor D. Jones, Antwerp,
stop sign; $53 fine, $77 costs.
Kirsten Ariel Olwin, Payne,
67/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.

6A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Burkley testifies on legislation
honoring fallen hero Randall Smith
COLUMBUS State Representative Tony Burkley
(R-Payne) provided sponsor
testimony Jan. 26 on legislation that would designate a
portion of highway in Paulding County after a local military hero who was killed
during a shootout in Chattanooga, Tenn. in 2015.
House Bill 406 would name
the portion of US Route 127
stretching from the northern
edge of Paulding to the intersection of U.S. 127 and Ohio
111 in Paulding County as the
U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd
Class Randall Smith Memorial
Born in Paulding in 1989
and a graduate of Paulding
High School, Smith was shot
while protecting his fellow
servicemen on July 18 during
an ambush at a recruiting center in Chattanooga. He died
two days later.
It is my hope that once enacted, this highway designation will serve as a reminder
to those passing by how precious life is and to appreciate
the heroes we have, said Rep.
After serving for three

Paulding Eagles Post 2405 donated $2,500 to Big Boys Toys car club. The donation will go to
the Pretty in Pink/Elaine Manz Memorial and the Helping Hands/Randy Bussing Memorial cancer
funds. All funds are distributed to Paulding County residents. Participating in the presentation
were, from left - Mike Wilhelm, Eagles trustee; Larry Copsey, Big Boys Toys president; John Manz,
chairman of the charity; Robert Salas, president of the Eagles and John Gutierrez, trustee.

Business News

Auctioneers attend state convention

The 2016 Ohio Auctioneers to increase the use of auctions commercial properties. Contact
On Jan. 26, State Rep. Tony Burkley offered testimony on a bill
naming a portion of local highway as U.S. Navy Petty Officer
2nd Class Randall Smith Memorial Highway.
years as an active duty logistics specialist with the US
Navy, Smith re-enlisted and
was stationed at the Naval
Operations Support Center in
Chattanooga. There, he was
responsible for training and

New Arrival
Jan. 18, 2016
LITITZ, Pa. David L. and
Elizabeth W. (Scarff) Beck are
proud to announce the birth of
their daughter on Jan. 18 in the
Heart of Lancaster Regional
Medical Center. The couple
reside in Schaefferstown, Pa.

transporting active duty naval

The Transportation and Infrastructure Committee must
vote House Bill 406 out of
committee before it can be
heard on the House floor.

Association Convention was recently held in Columbus. Among

those in attendance were Andy
Schwieterman and Bob Gamble,
broker and auctioneer with Bee
Gee Realty & Auction Co.
This years convention was
exciting and educational, said
Gamble. Van Wert County native Peter Gehres was inducted
as the 2016 president of the Ohio
Auctioneers Association. He
will be spearheading an effort

throughout Ohio with a campaign titled #AuctionsWork.

The diverse training included
classes on selling non-distressed
real estate, building an auction
business and working with the
Bee Gee Realty & Auction Co.
is celebrating its 30th anniversary in business. The company
is proud to provide exceptional
service focused on integrity while
marketing farms, homes and

Bee Gee Realty & Auction Co.

at 419-238-5555 or by email at
info@beegeerealty.com or call
Andy Schwieterman at 419-3050659 and Bob Gamble at 419605-8300.

Feb. 6 Betty Andrews, Jacob
Bostater, Cheryl Crabtree, Lupe Genero, Mary McIntosh, Brayson Parrish,
Rita Ricica, Helen Smith, Robert Vogel.
Feb. 7 Helen Clear, Dan Heck, Mike
McClain, T.J. McClain, Aiden Miller,
Jackie Roughton, Richard Schortgen,
Alaina Speiser, Hayden Wagner, Peggy
Feb. 8 Robert Cook, David Moore,

Dick Swary, Kathie Wobler.

Feb. 9 Joanne Andrews, Rebecca
Bailey, Rachel Culler, Betty DeLong,
Gabbie Guerra, Joshua Keeler, Sharon
Manson, Mary McCullough, Zachary
McManus, Lucille Menzel, Anna Mae
Miller, Cris Ripke, Jacque Walker.
Feb. 10 Rachelle Clark, Deloris Cotterman, Eleanor Fellers, Jim Genero,
Dan Price, Jarret Sitton, Blake Stoller.

Feb. 11 Derrick Andrews, Kayla

Andrews, Russ Borkosky, Karen Colley, Larry Colley, Kayla Flint, Denise
Gebers, Hilary Karst, Cyndi Lucas, Sara
Matthews, Gene Scarbrough, Michael
Feb. 12 Eleanor Brune, Alivya Bak- ANDY SCHWIETERMAN
le, Donald L. Crawford, Kayla Gawronski, Shirley Ketzler, Blake King, Alan
Manz, Susan Paulus, Mary Sanderson.


John-Paul Sandoval
is a newly licensed
professional barber at
Vogels Barber Shop
in Paulding
Schedule an
appointment at
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EMERGENCY DRILL Nearly 50 hospital, EMA, EMS law enforcement and fire personnel attended a drill on Jan. 13 at the fairgrounds. According to Kyle Mawer of Paulding County Hospital, the exercise was sponsored by the Hospital Council of Northwest
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Here, cots, medication carts and other medical equipment can be seen prior to the drill. For as many people as we had at the drill,
it went quite well, Mawer said. It also gave us a chance to meet the other resources in the county and get to know them before a
disaster strikes. We learned what will work and what changes we need to make and how all the resources would work together.

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A little tattooed girl

I am always amazed at stories
about the pioneers and those
who went through hardships to
settle our country. Some things
we may never think about is
just how hard and terrifying
their lives must have been. One
story caught my attention and
that is one about Olive Oatman.
Perhaps no one has heard of her
and maybe some of you are familiar with this girl with a tattooed chin.Here are some fascinating facts about her incredible
It all began in 1850 when
Royce and Mary Oatman
packed their seven children and
a few meager possessionsinto
a wagon and left their Illinois
farm. They headed for Independence, Mo. wherethe familyjoined a wagon train bound
for California.
When the group got to Santa
Fe, NewMexico, an argument
arose and the wagon train decided to split. Somefamiliestook
the northern route to California,
while others (including the Oatmans) took the southern route
through Arizona.
Somewhere near Socorro,
Arizona, another dispute caused
further division within the
group. Despite warnings from
locals, Royce Oatman decided
his family would carry on alone
through the barren, Indian-controlled territory that stretched
between them and California.
About 80 miles outside of
Yuma, the Oatman family was
attacked byIndians. Thought to
be from the Western Yavapai, the
assailants killed Royce, Mary
and four of their children. Olive
and her sister, Mary Ann, were
kidnapped. At the time, Olive
was 14 and Mary Ann was 7.
A monument to the family was
constructed in 1954.
TheirbrotherLorenzo had
been clubbed and left for dead
by the Indians. When he awoke,
he found six of his family mem-

a penny

for your Thoughts

By Nancy Whitaker

bers dead and two of his sisters

missing. Lorenzo made it to
a nearby settlement, received
treatment, and returned a few
days later to bury thebodiesof
his family members.
Olive and little Mary Ann
were kept as slaves by their kidnappers for about a year afterthe
attack. They were abused and
beaten regularly. It is hard to
imagine how frightened those
little girls were.
The two girls were eventuallytradedto Mohave Indians,wherethey were taken in by
tribal leader and his wife. In her
many accounts of her long ordeal, Olive would always speak
warmly of the tribal chief and his
After being taken in, the girls
received their now-famous tattoos to mark them as members
of the Mohave tribe and to help
ensure a goodafterlifefor them.
The tattoos marked them also as
slaves. They were blue and resembled pine needles. Plus, they
could not be removed.

aseveredrought struck the region.MaryAnn would die in the
famine, along with many Mohave Indians. She was 12 at the
time, Olive was 19. About this
time,rumorsbegan to spread
about a white woman living with
the Indians. Emissaries from a

nearby town were sent to talk

with the tribe, and after lengthy
negotiations, it was determined
that Olive wouldreturnto live
with white settlers after five
years with the Indians.
She was reunited with her
brother soon after herreturn.
Noted pastor RoyalB. Stratton
wrote a book about young Olive titled, Life Among the Indians.The bookgenerated enough
money for Olive and Lorenzo
to attend university, and Olive
would jointhe booktour and become a noted speaker.
In 1865, Olive married John
B. Fairchild, a cattleman who
moved into real estate andeventuallyfounded the citybankin
Sherman, Texas. The couple was
relatively wealthy compared to
others in the region.
Olives story has been portrayed inbooksand plays, most
recently in AMCs Hell on
Wheels. The character Eva,
played by Robin McLeavy, is
based on Oatmans life.
Olive suffered fromdepressionon and off throughout the
remainder of her life. Olive died
of a heart attack in 1903 atthe
ageof 65. She and her husband
are buried in Sherman, Texas.
I find this account very interesting and somehow I would
love to obtain a copy of that
book about her life in captivity.
I shudder to think that these are
the people who fought, suffered
and died to settle our great land.
Well, from now on, if anyone
speaks of Olive Oatman, I will
know who she is. There is also
a town in Arizona named for the
Oatman family.
Have you ever heard of the
Oatman massacre? Can you
imagine having all of your family ambushed right in front of
you? Do you think when Olive
got back into society that she
must have hated those chin tattoos? Let me know and Ill give
you a Penny for Your Thoughts.

Helping our first responders

continue their lasting impact
Every day we are blessed to
live in a free land where someone is always looking out for
our safety. Peace and freedom
are something we dont have
to worry about because it has
already been fought for, and
earned by our armed forces at
home and abroad. The men and
women who work long hours in
order to ensure our safety on a
daily basis have earned the respect of a grateful nation.
To honor these men and
women for their steadfast devotion, the Ohio House of Representatives passed recently House
Bill 244 to declare Nov. 10
Armed Services, Peace Officer,
First Responder, and Dual Service Recognition Day.
For many of our military personnel, not only do they make a
selfless sacrifice to defend our
country, but many of these individuals return home to serve
as a police officer, firefighter
or other first responder. These
men and women put their lives
on the line daily and continue
to do so once they return from
service, which is why I was a
co-sponsor for this important
legislation honoring them.
As these emergency personnel and first responders continue
their tireless efforts to keep us
safe, it is crucial that we maintain an up-to-date emergency
network system.
Recently, I was appointed
to the Statewide Emergency
Services Internet Protocol Network Steering Committee (ESINet) where we are updating
the 9-1-1 infrastructure in Ohio.
This committee focuses on the
implementation, operation and
maintenance of the emergency
services network to support
Next Generation 9-1-1 in Ohio.
This nationwide initiative, Next
Generation 9-1-1, or NG9-11, updates the infrastructure
of the 9-1-1 system to accept
texts, pictures, videos and other
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Honoring those who have
pledged their life in service by
declaring Armed Services,
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Steering Committee have been
two rewarding projects to work
on as a legislator. I look forward
to the affect both will have and
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the 82nd district.
Rep. Burkley may be reached
by calling 614-644-5091, e-mailing Rep82@ohiohouse.gov or
writing to State Representative
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Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Heating assistance available

PAULDING Northwestern
Ohio Community Action Commission continues to offer help
with heating assistance.
The Home Energy Assistance Program provides a onetime credit to your main heating
source. Applications will be accepted until May 31, 2016.
The Winter Crisis Program
provides assistance to customers
that are threatened with disconnection, have already been disconnected, need to establish new
service or are in need of propane,
fuel oil or any other bulk fuel.
The Winter Crisis Program will
continue until March 31, 2016.
Income guidelines for these two
programs is at 175% of the Federal Poverty Guideline.
Contact Northwestern Ohio


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to set up an appointment for these
programs. Required documentation for all household members
includes: proof of 90 day income
(three months), birthdates, Social
Security cards, electric bill and
gas bill. If disabled, bring proof
of disability.
In Paulding County, phone
419-399-3650 and ask for NOCAC.
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Defiance County 419-7842150
Fulton County 419-3378601
Henry County 419-599-2481
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Betty Pfost celebrated her

January birthday last month
Celebrating their January wedding anniversary at the Paulding at the Paulding County Senior
County Senior Center were Glen and Ellen Putnam.

January birthdays were observed at the Paulding County Senior Center. Among those celebrating were, front from left Florence Smith, Laura McLaren, Arlene Jackman; back row Ruth
Gerber, Roger Spangler, George Hardesty and Sue Coughlin.

Isabel and Jim Morisy were among those celebrating their January wedding anniversary at the Paulding County Senior Center.



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Wednesday, February 3

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Applesauce, Coleslaw, Dinner Roll

Thursday, February 4

BBQ Pork Sandwich, Broccoli, Warm Spiced Peaches,

Carrot Salad, Goldfish Crackers

Friday, February 5

Mushroom Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Succotash, Tropical Fruit,

Sherbet, Dinner Roll

Monday, February 8

Cabbage Roll Casserole over White Rice, Pineapple Tidbits,

Dinner Roll, Fruit Crisp

Tuesday, February 9

Chicken & Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Glazed Carrots,

Blushing Pears, Dinner Roll

Wednesday, February 10

Vegetable Lasagna, Italian Green Beans, Apricots, Tomato Juice,

Garlic Bread, Rainbow Yogurt

Thursday, February 11

Cheese Burger, Oven Potatoes, Buttered Lima Beans,

Orange Juice, Rice Krispee Treat

Friday, February 12

Fish Sandwich, Cheesy Potatoes, Capri Blend Vegetables,

Fruit Cocktail, Valentines Cake

Monday, February 15
CLOSED - Presidents Day

Tuesday, February 16

Hamburger Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Biscuit, Betty Salad,

Hot Fruit Compote, Fruit & Grain Bar

Wednesday, February 17

Pork Cutlet, Baked Potato, Creamed Peas, Peaches, W.W. Bread,

Birthday Cake

Thursday, February 18

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Among those celebrating January birthdays at the Paulding County Senior Center were, front
Laura Pease; back row Julia Hart, Pat Cluts and Dale Cluts. February birthdays and anniversaries
will be observed on Wednesday, Feb. 17. For lunch reservations, call the center at 419-399-3650.

Senior center plans February events

PAULDING Paulding County Se-

nior Center has a busy month scheduled

for February.
The center, located at 401 E. Jackson
St. in Paulding, will be closed Monday,
Feb. 15 in observance of Presidents Day.
Fat Tuesday is Tuesday, Feb. 9. Start
the morning with a paczki, then join
others at the center for a hardy lunch of
chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes,
carrots and pears.
Call 419-399-3650 for meal reservations.
Ash Wednesday starts the Lenten
Season on Feb. 10. The center will serve
non-meat meals each Friday from Feb.
12-March 25.
Valentines Day will be celebrated
with a party on Friday, Feb. 12. Bring in
Valentine cards or candy to share. The
person wearing the most hearts will win
a door prize.
Enjoy a Valentines movie starting at
9:30 a.m. with sweet treats, then stay for
lunch with Valentines cake for dessert.
Februarys evening meal will include
a Valentines dance at 5 p.m. Thursday,

Feb. 18. The meal donations are sponsored by The Gardens of Paulding. Those
attending are asked to bring $2 per person for a gift for the band.
On the menu are Swiss steak, mashed
potatoes, corn casserole, grape juice and
cherry pie. Contact the senior center for
The months birthdays and anniversaries will be celebrated Wednesday, Feb.
17. Call the center for lunch reservations.
The lunch menu includes pork cutlet,
baked potato, creamed peas, peaches and
birthday cake.
Those who may overindulge on too
many heart-shaped treats this month
might want to look into the centers
Shedding Pounds group. Join them
each Monday at 9:30 a.m. for friendship
and encouragement while trying to shed
some pounds. After the meeting, stay for
the Monday exercise class at 10 a.m.
Try something new! AmeriCare Home
Health will be conducting a canvas painting class from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10. This is a paint with instruction project. Everyone will complete the

same picture, then get to keep their canvas when finished. The cost is only $3 per
person. Call the center at 419-399-3650 to
reserve a place and make sure there will
be enough art materials for everyone.
On Feb. 18, the Ohio Consumer Council will present Energy Choice & Consumer Protection at noon.
Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission (NOCAC) will offer a
free tax service again this year through
the Ohio Benefit Bank. One is scheduled
for March 7 from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Appointments must be made by calling 419784-2150 Ext. 1100.
A chronic pain self-management program will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. starting March 7 through April 11. Those who
are experiencing chronic pain more than
3-6 months can learn techniques to decrease frustration and fatigue; overcome
isolation and poor sleep; maintain and
improve strength, flexibility and endurance; communicate with family, friends
and health professionals; improve nutrition; and evaluate new treatments. Call
now to sign up at 419-399-3650.

Ham & Cheese Casserole, Stewed Tomatoes, Spinach Salad,

Hot Applesauce, Dinner Roll

Friday, February 19

Community Health Professionals

Monday, February 22

Adult Day Center

Tuna & Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Strawberries,

Angel Food Cake, Dinner Roll
Spaghetti & Meatballs, Coleslaw, Warm Pears, Garlic Bread

Tuesday, February 23

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Turkey & Cheese on Rye, Chunky Tomato Soup, Pineapple

Tidbits, Pea Salad, Cookie, Crackers

Wednesday, February 24

Pork Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Normandy Blend,

Chunky Applesauce, W.W. Bread, Goldfish Crackers

Thursday, February 25

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Baked Ham, Baked Potato, Beets, Apple Juice,

Sherbet, Dinner Roll

Friday, February 26

Baked Fish, Loaded Potatoes, Green Beans, Peaches,

W.W. Bread, Cake

Monday, February 29

BBQ Riblet Sandwich, Hashbrown OBrien, Spinach,

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 9A

AES set for Damage suit

kindergarten after railroad
registration clean-up
CECIL A pretrial confer ANTWERP Appointments are being scheduled at
Antwerp Elementary School
for its kindergarten registration and screening. Dates for
the event are March 30 and 31.
Children who will be five
years old before Aug. 1, 2016
are eligible. To schedule an
appointment call 419-2585421, Ext. 2200 between 7:15
a.m. and 3:15 p.m.
Antwerp offers all-day, every day kindergarten.
State law requires children
to complete kindergarten before entering the first grade.

PHS students
of the month

ence is scheduled for Friday

in a civil case filed by the
Emerald Township Trustees
against Hulcher Services Inc.,
Cleveland in Paulding County
Common Pleas Court.
The suit, filed in March
2015 against Michigan Southern Railroad Company, Defiance, alleges damage to Road
228 when the contractors
heavy equipment was used to
re-rail train cars following a
derailment in October 2014.
The railroad company was
dismissed as a defendant
without prejudice in November at the trustees request.
A recent motion by Hulcher
for a summary judgment was
Paulding County Junior Fair Board members and advisors who attended Ohio Fair Managers Association conference pose during
denied by the Court.
The township is seeking a break in the meetings.
money only for the damages
that exceeds $50,000.

High School has announced
its students of the month for
January. They are freshman
Heather Manz, sophomore
By Tony Miller
Jocelyn Camposano, junior has been serving county
Paulding County Jr.
Christine Clapsaddle and se- readers and businesses for
Fair Board Advisor
nior Taylor Schooley.
more than a century!
COLUMBUS Members of the
Paulding County Junior Fair Board recently attended the Ohio Fair Managers
Association Conference in Columbus
at Hyatt Regency on Saturday, Jan. 9
during Junior Fair Day.
Eleven members and their two advisors, Tony Miller and Justin Carnahan,
attended this function.
They began their day with a general
session, which was an inspirational
speaker, and then they watched the
PAULDING The American Heart Associations CPRand
AED learning programs help increase survival rates by training
people just like you to respond quickly.
The sad truth is most people dont survive a cardiac arrest.Four to six minutes is the window of opportunity for
someone to act before its too late, but fewer than one-third
of cardiac arrest victims getCPRfrom someone nearby. The
Paulding Chamber of Commerce would like to increase those
The chamber has arranged aCPR/First Aid/AED training for
anyone needing to be certified. The trainer is Sherry Miller.
The class will be held from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday,
March 5 at the Paulding United Methodist Church, 321 N. Williams St.
Cost will be $40 per person and should be paid to the instructor on the day of the event.
To reserve a spot, please complete the online registration
available atwww.pauldingchamber.com.

The Progress ...

Junior fair board attends conference

Paulding chamber
offers first aid,
CPR, AED class

crowning of the 2016 Ohio Fairs Queen.

Then the youth took part in a variety of
sessions. These included learning about
setting goals for themselves as well as their
junior fair boards, how to deal with challenging people, how to make a difference
at their county fairs as well as other topics.
The Paulding County Junior Fair
Board had two members take part in an
all-day session called A Step Beyond.
Those experienced JFB members were
Blake Miller and Hannah Farr.
This session provided youth the opportunity to work with other junior fair board
members from around the state to provide

entertainment and rides for their mock

fair. Youths were split up into groups,
where they got a specific budget and had
to plan their entertainment for their fair.
They also got to work with trade show
vendors and OFMA Board Members to
explore the many aspects of the fair.
The purpose of this junior fair day was
to allow the local board to explore and
generate ideas they can bring back to the
Paulding County Fair. All the junior fair
board members had a great time meeting
new people from around the state as well
as attending sessions to help better the
Paulding County Fair.

Local events in February

Feb. 4 County Spelling Bee
competition at 7 p.m. at Payne Elementary
Feb. 7 Super Bowl 50
Feb. 8 Chinese New Year
Feb. 9 Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday)
Feb. 10 Ash Wednesday
Feb. 12 Valentines party at lunch
at Paulding County Senior Center,
11:30 a.m.; for reservations phone
Feb. 13 Steve Hall Memorial
Basketball Game, Wayne Trace

vs. Grandview Heights at 4 p.m.

Feb. 13 Wine & Cheese Tasting
fundraiser at John Paulding Historical Society
Feb. 14 Valentines Day
Feb. 15 Presidents Day
Feb. 16 Voter registration ends
at 4 p.m. for March 15 Primary
Feb. 18 Sweetheart Dance &
Dinner at Paulding County Senior
Center, RSVP required; call 419399-3650 for reservations.

Joe Shouse/Paulding County Progress

Brenda Taner was a recent $1,000 sweepstakes winner during H&R Blocks first week of drawings for its 1,000 Win $1,000 Daily
Sweepstakes. Taner, a Paulding resident, received her check last Friday at the local H&R Block office. Taner (left) holds a large
replica of the check with the assistance of office manager Alexis Case. In the background is Taners mother, Phyllis Hawkey. When
asked what her plans are with the prize money, Taner responded, Pay bills.

Western Buckeye reorganizes,

The Dixie Swim Club on
stage at Huber Opera House names Treece as president
directed by Dawn Patterson in
this Huber production.
On both Feb. 5-6, a dinner theater catered by Grants will start at
6:30 p.m. Reservations (limited
to 70 persons) must be made for
the dinner by calling 419-5429553. Tickets are $25 each.
Or, attend the show only at
7:30 p.m. Feb. 5-6 or at 2 p.m.
on Sunday, Feb. 7. Show-only
tickets are $10.
Sheree, the team captain, desperately tries to maintain her
organized and perfect life,
and continues to be the groups
leader. Dinah, the wise-cracking overachiever, is a career
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trast to the frustrations of her
personal life. Lexie, pampered
and outspoken, is determined to

hold on to her looks and youth

as long as possible. She enjoys
being married over and over
and over again. The self-deprecating and acerbic Vernadette,
acutely aware of the dark cloud
that hovers over her life, has
decided to just give in and embrace the chaos. And sweet Jeri
Neal always sees the positive
side of everything. Having been
a nun for many years, Jeri Neal
has been protected from lifes
seamier side.
Some of the Huber men
volunteers saw this show and
expected it to be done for our
audiences at the Huber, since
us it immensely entertaining. Auditions placed the
ideal cast together to perform
the charming characters in The
Dixie Swim Club.

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VAN WERT The Western Buckeye Educational Service Center (ESC) governing board
held its regular monthly board meeting Jan. 20 at
the Van Wert ESC office.
Treasurer Kim Jones reviewed the current
financial reports, investments and the monthly
expenditures with the board. Ron Treece was
elected board president and Billy Poe II was
elected vice president during the organizational
Superintendent Brian Gerber updated the
board on legislative issues, personnel items, and
ESC activities. He acknowledged January as
school board recognition month.
We appreciate the time and effort school
board members dedicate to their districts. Every
school board is different depending on the educational culture they are working in. School

boards have three main roles. Their role is to

hire the superintendent and treasurer while
setting policy and enforcing it. They are also
counted on to support their administration to
better educate the students in their school districts. We sincerely appreciate the commitment
of board members Ron Treece, Billy Poe, Jerry
Zielke, Nick and P. James Grubaugh, said Gerber.
Consent items passed:
Fiscal year 2016-17 Western Buckeye Educational Service Center office calendar.
FMLA leave for Deb Nolte.
Motion to employ Allison Bittner as parttime physical therapy assistant, effective Feb. 11.
The next regular governing board meeting will
be on Wednesday, Feb. 17 starting at 6 p.m. at
the Paulding ESC office.

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HICKSVILLE Huber Opera House in Hicksville will

present the comedy The Dixie
Swim Club on Feb. 5-7.
Five Southern women, whose
friendships began many years
ago on their college swim team,
set aside a long weekend every
August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands,
kids and jobs, they meet at the
same beach cottage on North
Carolinas Outer Banks to catch
up, laugh and meddle in each
others lives. The Dixie Swim
Club focuses on four of those
weekends spanning a period of
33 years.
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Diehl, Corrie Ehrhart and Beth
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Paulding Elementarys 21st Century after school program recently partnered with the Paulding Soil and Water
Conservation to learn about the water cycle. The students watched a video and then went on an Incredible
Journey through the water cycle as a water droplet. They even made bracelets to track their journey!

With no snow over the Christmas holiday break, the kindergartens, as

well as the rest of the students at Divine Mercy, have been really hoping for
a little snow to play in this year! So to help encourage the snow to come,
the kindergartens put their art skills to use to create snowmen with scarves
looking up to the sky to pray for some snow this year.

This school year, teachers at Antwerp Elementary School have been implementing the
Scholastic Guided Reading program. Guided Reading uses a small-group instructional approach
that involves the teacher working with small groups of students who show similar reading
behaviors and read at similar levels. The small group model of Guided Reading allows teachers
to focus on students specific needs and differentiate their teaching so students can learn better,
Young Kindergarten students in Mrs. Hires class at Payne Elementary are learning about making
especially since the program uses high-interest books that students want to read. Here, second patterns during math instruction. In the photo, they are practicing making human patterns! Way to
grade teacher Renee Staas works with one Guided Reading group in her classroom.
go YK students!

Wayne Trace JH-HS announced the winners of the Second Quarter Motivational Lottery: 7th - Grade Katrina
First grade students at Grover Hill School had a wildlife assembly. Students
Stoller, 8th Grade - Max Laukhuf, 9th Grade - Sadie Sinn, 10th Grade - Jacob Kuhn, 11th Grade - Seth Yenser, and were introduced to a turtle, snake, bearded dragon, frog and bunny. Faces beamed
12th Grade - Taryn Homier. They each won $25 gift certificates to area businesses. These students had perfect with expressions of awe and wonder, just like Campbell Volk, pictured here. Brad
attendance, were on the honor roll, and did a great job every day being an excellent example of a Raider.
and Krista Volk sponsored Beth from Indiana Wild.

Oakwood Elementary students were challenged before Christmas by their sixth grade Student Council
members to collect at least 500 food items to donate to local food pantries. To their surprise, they collectThe University of Saint Francis Performing Arts Center recently hosted Theatreworks ed approx. 1000 items! After returning from break, the items were loaded up on a bus and delivered to
Charlottes Web. Divine Mercy students watched the miraculous Charlotte and the lovable three different locations. Shown at the third location are sixth graders; seated - Kalyn Goshia, Vanessa
Wilbur star in E.B. Whites ever popular tale of bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of Krueger, and Jude Marshall; standing - Sam Woods, Haiden Newsome, Wyatt Noffsinger, and Mark
Butler. In the center are four adults from the community who came to help unload the items.
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 11A

Mental health class to

be offered to families

DEFIANCE Free mental health education

class for family members and friends of persons with a mental illness will be offered next
month by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental
Illness) Four County. The class, called Family
to Family, begins Thursday, Feb. 18 starting at
6 p.m. in Defiance at the Sherwood State Bank
community room, 400 W. Third St.
Family to Family is a 12-week class that
meets for 2 hours with each class covering
a different topic, including: learning about the
symptoms and facts of major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, panic disorder
and obsessive compulsive disorder, and understanding each diagnosis as well as the treatment of each illness.
Other topics covered include dealing with
difficult periods that a person suffering from
a mental illness goes through, including re Even though it was more years ago than I care to count, 4-H was my first experience at gardening.
lapse; an up-to-date medication review; a
problem-solving workshop; developing strat-

Growing your gardening knowledge

My mother gardened and my

grandmother gardened. I grew
up in gardens. As we often
do in such instances, I never
thought too much about gardening, it was just there. My
mom and my grandma tried
to teach me, encouraging me
in 4-H as I worked my way
through My First Flower Garden.
But once my 4-H project was
completed, I never gardened
again, except when Mom made
me go harvest green beans or
whatever else needed picking
in her garden. I did that reluctantly, and didnt willingly get
my hands dirty until I went
away to college.
Franks Nursery and Crafts
was still in town back then
(1974) and I made a few trips
there to purchase small houseplants to decorate my apartment. I enjoyed them and kept
on growing houseplants for the
next 42 years and I still grow
But outside gardening?
Nah... No time nor real interest
in that while I was working and
raising kids. It wasnt until both
girls were out of college that I
got into it and I had a lot of
time to make up for. That was
11 years ago.
I had a lot to learn, in spite
of my early training and having
grown up around gardening my
entire life. The difference was
now I actually wanted to learn.
My mom was more than
willing to answer questions and
volunteered to help me with my
newfound interest in growing
perennials and everything else.
She shared plants from her garden and we visited nurseries so
that I could buy more plants.
Many more plants. I wanted all
the plants.
I subscribed to Horticulture
magazine, not knowing that I
would eventually write an article or two and do gardening
book reviews for them. Ive
kept every issue Ive gotten and
often refer back to them when
Im looking for something specific.
Other magazines that Ive
found helpful in furthering
my horticultural education are
Ohio Gardener, Fine Gardening, The American Gardener,
and Garden Design. Though
not magazines per se, seed cat-

In the Garden

By Kylee Baumle

alogs contain a wealth of information too.

There are about a zillion
gardening books and I think
I probably have half a zillion
as a result of doing reviews.
Of course I havent read all
of them all the way through,
but a good number of them
have seen me flipping through
their pages when I need to find
something on whatever specific
subject theyre about.
In 2010, I took the Master
Gardener classes and piled on
even more helpful gardening
know-how, not only from the
classes themselves, but from
conversations with fellow MG
students. Gardeners are more
than willing to share their
experiences and sometimes
theres just no substitute for
Theres no shortage of flower
and garden shows around the
country and each is unique. In
fact, no single show is ever the
same from one year to the next.
Dont let anyone ever tell you,
If youve seen one garden
show, youve seen them all.
Nothing could be further from
the truth. Ive found something
to take away from every single
one Ive attended.
Probably no other single
source has contributed to
my education than what Ive
learned online. Theres a lot
of voodoo gardening information on the web, to be sure, but
its also great to have reliable,
factual information so close
at hand. Here are a few of the
websites I frequent:
Daves Garden (www.
davesgarden.com) is helpful when I want to see how a
plant has performed for other

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Ohioline (ohioline.osu.edu)
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subject under the sun thats
related to growing just about
everything under the sun, and
then some. Our local Cooperative Extension Service is helpful when you want to talk to
a real person, and Ohioline is
there for you when they arent
Perennial Resource (www.
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growing information on perennials.
There are also some excellent
Facebook groups for just about
any garden topic out there. Just
interested in edibles? There
are groups that only deal with
those. Zone 5 gardens? Theres
one of those too. Orchids, succulents, rare plants theyve all
got a group or two.
Its in these groups that I
often get the most help with
identification and growing tips
for my particular situation. Ive
met some powerhouses in the
horticulture industry here too,
so I know theres some education behind the advice I receive.
One of the things I love
about gardening is that if I
live for a thousand years, Ill
never know everything there is
to know about it. As one who
craves knowledge, gardening feeds that desire each and
every day. Even on the darkest,
coldest days of winter, I learn
something new.
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Our Little Acre, at www.ourlittleacre.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/
OurLittleAcre. Contact her at

You never know whats

going to happen on the trail
Its a rather complicated
situation to understand. My
best buddy, Meredith, had a
half-sister, Norma, who was
my first cousin, and we were
all three extremely close. We
went to gospel concerts together, walks on trails, took
pictures sight-seeing and talked for hours in his comfortable
living room in the small village
where we were raised and we
all three had the same perception of cardinals.
In fact, on July 5, 2008, we
had planned to go to a major
concert, along with my wife,
Joyce, in Bluffton, Ind. He and
I had a wonderful visit the evening before; following my visit
with him, we went to Amishville to visit Norma and her
family in a camping excursion.
It was one of the devastating
moments of my life at noon
the next day when I received a
call from Norma shortly after
noon informing me that she
had just found Meredith.
Sometime during the night, he
had suddenly passed.
Norma and I have/had both
sensed a huge gap since that
fateful day eight years ago. A
couple of years ago, Norma
was found to have cancer and
she waged the battle of her
life. Finally, a few weeks ago,
she passed and, as I had done
for my buddy, I was asked to
participate in her memorial
service and give tribute to this
woman who had been more
like a sister and best friend
to me. The family trio, as
Meredith always referred to
us, would have to wait until
Heaven to be joined.
Now, it is back to my original title for this column. The


by Jim Langham

day after Normas memorial

service, I was walking in my
beloved Lob when an unbelievable sight unfolded in front
of me. Out of nowhere, eight
cardinals appeared and clustered in the tree right beside
me. I said eight cardinals it
had been eight years from the
time that Meredith passed until
Normas memorial service. I
was overcome but not overly
Every day eagles appear,
beautiful formations occur in
floral arrangements, cardinals
sing and something new to
touch my soul that day occurs
for whatever reason. Less than
an hour ago, I was walking
near the base of a beautiful
waterfall and there appeared
a huge empty shell. It wasnt
overwhelming, but it was intriguing.
When I look at the deep
blue skies, I realize I am looking out at space and beyond
and though I see nothing but
blue, I realize that I am seeing everything straight to the
throne of God Himself.
And its that intrigue that

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and Dr. Kirk Davis treat all of your
orthopedic and sports injuries
Whether you want to throw a football, pick up your
grandchild or walk your daughter down the aisle,
everyone wants to be able to move freely. Thats why
Mercy does more than orthopedics and sports
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Together, our orthopedic team provides:
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egies on how to better communicate with the

mentally ill loved one; making sure family
members and friends take care of themselves;
and more.
The class curriculum was professionally
developed by NAMI and instructors, Gary
and Barb Arnos, are family members who
have been trained by NAMI to teach the class.
In fact, this will be the fifth class they have
Family to Family is now listed in SAMHSAs national registry of evidence-based programs and practices.
Participants will receive a notebook full of
information on each topic covered during the
Although the classes are free, registration
is required. To register or get more detailed
information about the Family to Family class,
please call Gary or Barb Arnos at 419-2701502 or 419-270-2591 evenings or weekends.

calls me to the wild, to the

trails, to nature and to the still
small voice that whispers from
the flowers, the grasses, the
creatures, the flocks and the
golden sunlight flowing over
my shoulder. It is there where
the answers lie, the magic occurs and Heaven and earth
touch my heart.
Eight cardinals lift me to
hope; an eagle reminds me that
God says an eagle in flight is
one of His eight favorite sights
and a field full of New England
purple asters reminds me of divine sacredness and the artistic
ability of the creator.
And in every human around
me, there is diversity, creativity, and a mystical link between
the surprises of nature and
the surprises of every human

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Teens explore love for robotics

HAVILAND Raider Robotics is the very
first FTC robotics team to represent Paulding County. The team consists of four Wayne
Trace High School seniors who have a love
for science and engineering technology.
The team consists of Arlyn Cooper, Scott
Wenninger, Trent Church, and Nick Durre.
Suzanne Cooper is their coach. Sponsors are
Cooper Farms, R&B Fabrications, Alliance
Automation, Igus, and Solidworks.
It is part of a non-profit worldwide organization called FIRST (For Inspiration and
Recognition of Science & Technology). The
mission of FIRST is to inspire young people
to be science and technology leaders.
The founder of FIRST believes that one day
some of these very young people will find
cures to cancer, Alzheimers, and design devices to help move science, engineering, and
technology forward for the world.
Each season opens in September, when the
rules for the years competition are released.

At that time, approximately 44,000 teams

from all over the world learn the rules for
what the robot they will build must be able to
do, and what materials can be used to build it.
Many teams meet many hours to design
their robot, which is entered in winter and
spring competitions that could qualify them
to participate in semi-regionals. The ultimate
goal is to qualify to participate in the world
The Raider Robotics team met a major hurdle when their team captain, Trent Church,
was diagnosed this past fall with an inoperable brain tumor. He was transferred to Houston, Texas, for several months for treatment.
Despite these obstacles, this pioneer team
for Paulding County has designed and built a
very competitive robot.
They were chosen to receive the Judges
Award at this past Saturdays competition in
Van Wert. They are looking forward to their
next competition.

SWEET TALK The annual Chocolate Extravaganza fundraiser for Cooper Community Library in
Oakwood is planned for March 8 and March 10. A minimum of 30 varieties of chocolate treats will
be served. Tickets are on sale for the event, which has the theme Lets Make a Deal!

Chocolate Extravaganza
returning for 2 nights
OAKWOOD Chocolate
lovers, mark your calendars
The Event Planners in Oakwood have chosen Lets Make
a Deal! as the theme for the
11th annual Chocolate Extravaganza.
This event is so popular that
it has to be held two nights.
This year, the dates are Tuesday,
March 8 and Thursday, March
10. Proceeds help maintain the
Cooper Community Library, a
branch of the Paulding Carnegie Library.
They are busy accumulating
the most unique and delicious
chocolate recipes and the best
games and prizes that promise
a sure cure for the winter blahs.
There may not be any trips or
cars given away, but there will
be prizes ... and lots of fun ...
and lots of chocolate. In fact,
there will be a minimum of 30
varieties of chocolates served.
Throughout the years, guests
have added to fun of this event
by wearing something that de-

picted the theme. This year,

they might want to take notes
from the popular game show
where contestants are called to
play the game when their costume catches the eye of the emcee. Of course, this isnt mandatory, or a guarantee of being
a contestant. Another hint to
winning a prize might also be
to pack some unusual things in
your purse or pocket.
The Event Planners are an
arm of the local library board,
and received the Friends of the
Library Award for 2015. This

award is given to one friends

group in the entire state each
year by the Ohio Library
The Chocolate Extravaganza is just one of many annual events sponsored by this
group, but it is one of the most
popular. Tickets can be purchased by calling the branch
at 419-594-3337. There are 11 Members of Wayne Trace High Schools Raider Robotics team are, from left - Arlyn Cooper, Scott
tables that seat eight and many Wenninger, Trent Church and Nick Durre.
groups have made this an annual event with their friends
and families, so call soon to
reserve a seat or an entire table.

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Raiders stay tied atop GMC race
HAVILAND Luke Miller
hit five 3-pointers and scored
19 points to help the Wayne
Trace Raiders to a 72-56
win over Hicksville in Green
Meadows Conference boys
basketball action Friday night
at the Palace.
Miller hit all five of his treys
in the middle two quarters as
Wayne Trace outscored the
Aces 43-26 and opened a 56-

38 advantage entering the final

From there, the Raiders held
on down the stretch to improve to 10-6 overall and 4-1
in the league. Wayne Trace remains tied atop the conference
with Ayersville, a 50-40 winner over Holgate Friday night.
The Pilots are 14-1 overall and
4-1 in the league as well.
Trailing 11-2 early in the
opening stanza, Wayne Trace
put together an 11-0 run to
close the quarter and grab a

13-12 advantage.
An Alec Vest basket with 52
seconds left in the period put
the Raiders on top after eight
minutes of action.
We definitely didnt get off
to the start we wanted, commented Raider head coach
Jim Linder. But I thought our
guys kept battling and we did
a good job responding.
Two Miller 3-pointers put
the Raiders on top 19-17 early
in the second quarter before a
basket by the Aces Travis Lysaght knotted the score at 1919.
Wayne Trace answered with
a dozen consecutive points as
the Raiders opened a 31-19
advantage. Ethan Linder ignited the run with a 3-pointer
and basket before Vest added
two buckets and a pair of free
throws. Eli Sinn also hit one
of two foul shots for Wayne
Trace in the run.
I thought we did a much
better job in transition tonight, added the Raider mentor. Defensively, we were aggressive and were able to get
some good scoring opportunities out of that.
After leading 37-21 at the
break, the Raiders got a pair of
Miller 3-pointers and quickly
pushed the advantage to 4623. Miller finished the quarter
with 10 points as Wayne Trace
posted a 56-38 lead at the end
of three periods.
A basket by Cole Shepherd
started the fourth quarter scoring to give the Raiders a 58-38
advantage before Hicksville
Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress
Jon Sinn #14 takes a fourth period drive to the basket last Fri- made its final run.
The Aces put together an
day night against Hicksville in the Palace.
18-3 run, thanks in part to
three Raider turnovers and
seven missed shots, to close
within 61-56 on a 3-point play
by Logan Thiel.
However, that would be the

final points for the visitors as

Wayne Trace responded with
11 consecutive points to end
the game on top, 72-56.
Obviously, we need to be
able to put games away and
we didnt do that tonight,
Linder concluded. But we
still have an opportunity to
win the league with two weeks
Ethan Linder led all scorers
with 22 points for the Raiders while Vest added a dozen. Ethan Linder also dished
out five assists and picked up
eight rebounds while Brady
Stabler had four assists. Seth
Saylor and Vest also posted
seven boards each.
Others finding the scoring
column included Stabler (six),
Eli Sinn (four), Cole Shepherd
(four), Jake Kuhn (three) and
Jon Sinn (two).
Dakota Harvey bucketed
21 points for the Aces, who
fall to 10-6 overall and 1-3 in
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the conference. Logan Thiel
When he wasnt dropping in backbreaking 3 pointers, Luke
chipped in a dozen points
Miller #10 was driving and drawing the defense to him last Friday
while Parker Thiel grabbed 11
night against GMC rival Hicksville.

Crestview overpowers
Paulding in NWC contest
CONVOY Paulding head
coach Shawn Brewer was disturbed because of lack of concentration from the defensive
side of the Panther game on Friday night when the local squad
dropped a 62-36 loss to Crestview in Northwest Conference
play at Crestview.
The Knights jumped out of the
gate early to a 10-2 advantage

Varsity Games
of the Week
Girls basketball

Paulding....................... 55
Van Wert....................... 50
Crestview...................... 40
Antwerp........................ 28

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Wayne Traces Ethan Linder #30 draws a Hicksville foul on a
fast break last Friday night in GMC action.

Paulding....................... 63
Continental................... 61
Wayne Trace................. 63
Miller City..................... 57

Boys basketball

Miller City..................... 54
Paulding....................... 38

Edgerton....................... 40
Antwerp........................ 39

Edgerton....................... 28
Antwerp........................ 26

Crestview...................... 62
Paulding....................... 36

Crestview...................... 60
Paulding....................... 15

Wayne Trace................. 72
Hicksville...................... 56

Wayne Trace................. 57
Hicksville...................... 51

Antwerp........................ 54
Montpelier.................... 51
Wayne Trace................. 63
Kalida........................... 43



10. Antwerp............... 63.0
11. Paulding............... 44.0
8. Wayne Trace...........47.0

Sports schedule

TOURNAMENT RUNNER-UP The Wayne Trace eighth grade girls basketball team wrapped
up its season on Jan. 23 by finishing second in the Green Meadows Conference tournament. The
Raiders came up just short in the championship game to Tinora as the Rams posted 37-33 victory.
Members of the runner-up Lady Raiders are, front from left Morghan Butler, Kaitlin Vest, Miriam
Sinn, Addie Etzler; second row Madison Elston, Maddy Laukhuf, Libby Wenzlick, Zoey Wright;
back row Taylor Long, Coach Kara Kelly and Claire Sinn. I am very proud of my team and the
way they played on Saturday, commented Coach Kelly. They left everything on the court and as
a coach, that is all you can ask for. Wayne Trace finished the season with an overall record of 9-7.

Girls Basketball: Antwerp at
Fairview; Paulding at Delphos
Jefferson; Wayne Trace hosts
Boys Basketball: Antwerp hosts
Fairview; Paulding hosts Delphos
Jefferson; Wayne Trace at Tinora
Boys Basketball: Antwerp at
Edon; Paulding at Liberty Center;
Wayne Trace at Crestview
Wrestling: Antwerp and Wayne
Trace at Fairview (GMC tournament); Paulding hosts Northwest
Girls Basketball: Wayne Trace
hosts Crestview
Girls Basketball: Antwerp at
Hilltop; Paulding at Defiance

and Paulding never could make

its way over the top against the
hot shooting Knights.
For the contest, Crestview
fired 57 percent (23-40) from the
field while the Panther offense
was held to 27 percent (12-44).
Much of the Crestview firepower came from Connor Lautzenheiser, who notched three
treys in the teams first quarter
onslaught on his way totally 22
points in his teams effort.
When you dont concentrate
and execute defense like we
worked on all week, this is what
happens, said Brewer. We
worked all week on what we
should do to hold Lautzenheiser and he comes out and scores
three 3-pointers in the first quarter. Thats three open looks that
he shouldnt have gotten.
Midway through the first
quarter, the Panthers had a solid run that nearly got them back
into the ballgame. With Crestview on top, 13-7, the Panthers
hit back to back buckets to close
the gap to 13-11, but the Knights
roared back with seven straight
points to move out to a 20-11
lead at the end of the first eight
In the second quarter, the two
teams fought basket for basket,
with Crestview claiming a slight
12-11 edge to lead 32-22 at the
halfway mark. However, the
second half was all Knights who
claimed 15-9 and 15-5 back to
back quarter advantages to pull
out the conference win.

Crestview opened up a 3923 lead in the third quarter and

coasted to a 47-31 lead going
into the last eight minutes.
We didnt take advantage of
enough open shots, said Brewer. We didnt get enough offensive production from enough
people. Our guys are going to
have to knock down the shots.
One area where Paulding fell
off was at the free throw line
where the Panthers, who had
been shooting at an 80 cent clip,
managed to connect on only 1121 from the stripe.
In addition toLautzenheizers
banner performance, Javin Etzler added 16 points for Crestview, who had nine separate
players score while Alex Arellano led Paulding with 15 points.
One bright spot was on the
boards where Paulding out-rebounded Crestview, 28-21. Both
teams were charged with 15
miscues. Pauldings record now
stands at 8-8 overall and3-3 in
NWC play while Crestview improved to 11-5 overall and 4-2 in
the conference.

Score by Quarters
Paulding 11 11 9 5 - 36
Crestview 20 12 15 15 - 62
Paulding (36): Edwards 2 3 7, Miller
4 1 10, Rhonehouse 0 1 1, Arellano
5 5 15, Sitton 1 1 3. Totals 12 11 36.
Crestview (62): Kline 2 0 5, Lautzenheiser 8 2 22, Etzler 6 0 16, Miller 1
0 2, VanCleave 0 1 1, Stout 1 1 3,
Sheets 1 1 3, Rolsten 1 0 3, Richardson 3 1 7. Totals 23 6 62.

Grover Hill summer

baseball sign up
GROVER HILL The Grover Hill ball association will
again field baseball teams
from tee ball through the pony
league for both boys and girls.
Registration forms will be
made available at sign ups
through the schools.
The age cutoff dates for
boys is April 30, 2016 and
Dec. 31, 2015 for girls. The
players age as of that date
determines the age level the
child falls into. The ball association has final say on weather a child can be moved up to
play in another division. No
player will be permitted to
move down a position. The
minimum age to participate
is four years of age by Jan. 1,
Registration dates will be
Fe. 9, 13, 15, and 19 at the
Quick Stop gas station in
Grover Hill. Cost is $45 for a
single child and $35 for each
additional child.
There will be a fee added for
the concession stand of $20

for a family with one to two

children and $30 for a family
with three or more children.
Parents will be asked to volunteer at the concession stand
for two or more games. If
parents comply and work the
concession stand they will receive their fee back as the end
of the season.
Registration times:
Feb. 9: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Feb. 13: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Feb. 15: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Feb. 19: 6:30-8:30 p.m.


Last week, an article

announcing plans for Antwerp and Wayne Trace
baseball teams to play at
Parkview Field in Fort
Wayne incorrectly listed
a date. Wayne Trace will
play on Wednesday, April
20. Antwerp will play
Tuesday, May 3.

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The Archers Sam Williamson #24 sweeps around a Loco deJim Bowers/Paulding County Progress
Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress fender Kyrin Schuman for a second half bucket last Saturday
Antwerps Josh Longardner #42 gets a second half score to Matt Jones #3 works hard for an offensive rebound against night. Williamson scored 22 points to go over the 1,000 point
help the Archers pull out a home win last Saturday night. Lon- Montpelier last Saturday night in non league play. Jones collect- mark. The senior has 1,017 career points and moves into fifth
gardner finished the night with nine points.
ed 13 points with nine coming in the fourth quarter.
place as Antwerps all time leading scorer.

Archers derail Montpelier Locomotives

Williamson tops 1,000 career points

ANTWERP After a tough
road loss on Friday night at Edgerton, the Archers were home
on Saturday with the Montpelier
Locomotives rolling into town.
In a very tight match-up, the Archers secured a 54-51 win over
the 10-7 Locomotives to split
the weekend doubleheader.
With the three-point win, Sam
Williamson, the Antwerp senior
who averages nearly 18 points
per outing, placed his name in
the record book again. Entering the contest, Williamson
had totaled 995 career points
and quickly reached the 1,000
point mark when he connected
on his third field goal with 3:39
remaining in the first quarter to
place him in sixth place.
Williamson finished the night
with 22 points with 1,017 for

his career, passing fifth place

holder Ryan Bagley with 1,009.
Now, sitting in the fourth place
position, Williamson has five
regular season games plus at
least one tournament game remaining to move up the ladder.
The 6-0 sharp-shooting play
maker will need to average 22
points a game to become the career leading scorer at Antwerp
High School. Currently, Dave
McCalla (1971-74) holds the
mark with 1,148 points.
Sam getting his 1,000th
point made tonight a little more
special. He is a great kid and
this team is so tight and close
they were supporting him on
every shot he took. Everyone
sitting on the bench was very

VAN WERT Paulding and
Van Wert came into Monday
nights game with a combined
1-30 record, so both teams
were hungry for a win. The result was predictable a downto-the wire donnybrook. The
Panthers turned in a big fourth
quarter to pull out a 55-50
win. Paulding is now 2-15.
Van Wert is 0-16.
Pauldings Faith Vogel
played the game of her life on
Jan. 25 at Van Wert to lead the
Panthers to an impressive 5550 win over the Cougars, their
second win of the season.
Vogel tallied 26 points,
hauled down 10 rebounds
and block seven shots in her
game-inspiring performance.
Faith played an outstanding game for us, said Paulding head coach Mark Rhodes.
Paulding surprised the Cougars early, taking command of
the first quarter, 12-9 to jump

into a 3-point advantage at the

end of the first stop. VanWert
struck back for a 13-10 advantage in the second quarter
to tie the game at 22-22 at the
halfway mark.
The Cougars continued to
provide stiff competition, outscoring Paulding 15-14, in the
third quarter to go into the final eight minutes with a onepoint 37-36 advantage.
However, the Panthers
re-established themselves in
the final eight minutes to out
score their opponent 19-13.
Two Paulding turnovers, an
Abby Jackson free throw, two
Cassidy Meyers free throws,
and a corner 3-pointer by Ally
Jackson cut the lead to 53-50
with 1:14 left. Samantha Meggison then split a pair at the
line 54-50 at the one-minute mark, and Van Wert didnt
score again despite pulling
down four offensive rebounds
and getting off four more

excited about what he was able

to accomplish tonight, said
head coach TJ Hammer.
The Archers opened the
game with a quick 6-0 lead
and led by as many as seven
before the Locomotives found
their range and went on a 10-0
run into the second quarter to
lead 15-12. Both teams battled
back-and-forth and with the
Locomotives on top 22-20 the
Archers answered with two
buckets from Josh Longardner
and a trey from Williamson
for a 27-22 Archer halftime
Longardner bucketed the
Archers first point to open
the third period and a seven
point Archer advantage. Both

teams struggled throughout

the low-scoring quarter with
turnovers and neither taking
Kolden Uribes, the talented Montpelier sophomore,
drained a 3-pointer to bring
the Locos to within two, 3230, but two free throws from
Matt Jones gave the Archers a
four-point margin heading into
the final period.
Uribes finished with 28
points to lead all scorers.
When I was teaching and
coaching here (Montpelier),
he (Uribes) was in the second
grade and I knew then he was
going to be a very good player.
Hes good and that team we
played tonight is a very good

team, said Hammer.

Matt Jones, who had a quiet
game through three quarters
with just a field goal and a
couple of free throws, turned it
up a notch in the final minutes.
The play of the game defensively came at the four minute
mark when Uribes attempted
a 3-pointer from the deep corner. Jones went toe-to-toe with
the shooter and came up with a
huge block that quickly turned
into a fast break lay in for Williamson.
On the next two Archer
possessions, the blue-andwhite spread the floor, allowing Jones to take advantage
of what was given him and
connected on two strong suc-

cessful drives to the basket

for scores. Following Jones
success, Williamson scored
to widen the Archer margin to
nine, 46-37.
We got a couple of stops
tonight that was crucial and
when we spread the floor
and got some easier baskets
we were able to build on our
lead, said Hammer.
Score by Quarters
Montpelier 13 9 8 21 - 51
Antwerp 12 15 7 20 - 54
Montpelier (51): Blake 2 1-3 6,
Rockey 1 0-1 2, Schuman 5 0-0 11,
Uribes 10 4-7 28, Luke 1 0-0 2, Surbey 1 0-0 2. Totals: 20 5-11 51. Three
point goals: Blake, Shuman, Uribes 4.
Total fouls: 17.
Antwerp (54): Seslar 2 0-0 5, Jones
4 5-6 13, Mills 1 0-0 2, Poulson 0 3-6
3, Pendergrast 0 0-0 0, Williamson 8
4-6 22, Longardner 4 1-2 9. Totals: 19
13-20 54. Three point goals: Seslar,
Williamson 2. Total fouls: 17

Paulding gets 26 from Myers, Sinn lead

Vogel in Panther win Raiders over Aces


Luke Miller
Senior Luke Miller put
together two solid back-toback performances this past
weekend for Wayne Trace.
In the 72-56 conference win
over Hicksville, Miller totaled
19 and followed it up with 17
against Miller City on Saturday.

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There were some odd statistics in this one, mainly a remarkable contrast in field goal
shooting. Paulding shot 49
percent 18 of 37 from the
field to Van Werts 20 percent
16 of 79. The Cougars had
only 6 turnovers, while the
Panthers had 22. The board
battle was close, with Paulding having a 35-32 edge. The
visitors also were better from
the line 72 percent (18 of 25)
to 59 percent (13 of 22) and
secure the five point win with
a come-from-behind victory.
In addition to Vogels performance, Bri Townley also
registered double figures with
10 points for Paulding. Team
mate Allison Arend played
one of her better games of the
season with three 2-pointers
and a trey for nine points.
In rebounding, Paulding
out-rebounded Van Wert 3429. One of the most impressive aspects of Pauldings
game was at the charity stripe
where the Panthers sank 18-of
25 free throw attempts while
Van Wert connected on 13-22
from the charity stripe.
Despite losing Kaylen
(Hale) to an ankle injury early
in the game, I thought we did
a pretty good job grinding it
out and hanging in there for a
win, said Rhodes.
The kids did a terrific job
from the foul line, going 18 of
25. Our girls really got their
transition offense flowing in
this game.
The Lady Panthers saved
their best for last playing a
terrific fourth quarter to come
from behind for the win, added Rhodes.

Score by Quarters
Paulding 12 10 14 19 - 55
Van Wert 9 13 15 13 - 50
Paulding (55): Vogel 8 10-14 26, Arend 4 0-0 9, Meggison 0 1-2 1, Manz
1 3-4 5, Townley 3 4-5 10, Hale 2 0-0
4, McCullough 0 0-0 0. Totals 18 18-25
55. Three point goals: Arend.
Van Wert (50): Meyers 6 8-10 21, Ally
Jackson 6 0-0 16, Moonshower 0 0-0 0,
Abby Jackson 2 1-4 5, Magowan 2 0-0
4, Butler 0 3-4 3, Shaffer 0 1-4 1, Priest
0 0-0 0, Olivia Kline 0 0-0 0. Totals 16
13-22 50. Three point goals: Jackspn
4, Meyers.

HICKSVILLE Wayne Trace kept alive its
Green Meadows Conference championship
hopes as the Raiders picked up a 57-51 win
over Hicksville last Thursday night at the Red
The Raiders got big efforts from the duo of
junior Danae Myers and senior Estie Sinn in
moving to 15-2 overall and 4-1 in the league.
Myers finished the night with 11 points, 14
rebounds and three assists while Sinn added
10 points and eight boards. The two forwards
also combined to grab nine offensive rebounds
for Wayne Trace.
They both played very well tonight, commented Raider head coach Bethany Hughes.
Both of them went to the boards hard and played
strong. I was very pleased with their play.
Myers biggest play didnt involve a rebound or points though.
With Wayne Trace leading 51-49 late in the
fourth quarter, Myers came out of nowhere to
block Natalie Briskeys shot from inside the
paint with 30.2 seconds remaining.
The blocked shot eventually led to a pair of
Sadie Sinn free throws with 25.2 seconds left
and helped to seal the Raider win.
It was a big defensive play, Hughes commented. Danae did a good job of blocking the
ball and not committing the foul as well.
One key play that put the Raiders in command came from sophomore Gracie Gudakunst.
With 3:06 left in the contest and Hicksville
on top 48-47, Gudakunst drove to the basket
and drew the fifth foul on Aces point guard
Chelsey Taylor, who topped Hicksville with
21 points.
After Gudakunst hit both free throws to give
Wayne Trace a 49-48 advantage, the Raider
defense limited Hicksville to only three points

the rest of the contest. The Aces missed their

last six shots from the field in the contest.
Meanwhile, Wayne Trace combined to hit
15 of 20 fourth quarter free throws to seal the
victory. Erin Mohr, Sadie Sinn and Gudakunst
all were a perfect four of four, respectively.
We did a good job of stepping up and
hitting free throws, added the Raider head
coach. It was good to see all of them take advantage of their opportunities.
Wayne Trace looked to take control of the
contest early in the third quarter, expanding
the lead to 38-23 on two Myers free throws.
However, Taylor led the Aces on a 15-0 run
to finish the quarter by hitting a pair of buckets
and two 3-pointers to give Hicksville a 38-36
advantage entering the final period.
A pair of foul shots by Myers and Mohr give
Wayne Trace a 40-38 lead before six straight
Taylor points put Hicksville on top 44-40.
The Raiders got within 44-43 on a pair of
Mohr foul shots and again 48-47 following a
Gudakunst basket before outscoring the Aces
10-3 in the final three minutes.
Its always tough to get a win on the road
in the league, Hughes concluded. We still
have a chance to win the league championship
with two weeks remaining.
Mohr led the Raiders with 16 points while
picking up six rebounds.
Despite only posting six points, all of which
came in the fourth quarter, Gudakunst did
have a solid game by adding five assists and
three rebounds for Wayne Trace.
Sadie Sinn, Courtney Mead and Brooke
Sinn chipped in four points each and Natalie
Torman bucketed two.
Briskey also reached double figures for the
Aces, totaling ten points. Ashley Peter picked
up seven points and eight rebounds for Hicksville, which falls to 10-6 overall and 3-2 in the



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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 3B

Lady Archers fall to Edgerton by two

ANTWERP Not many shots were made in
the Edgertons win over Antwerp, played on
the Archer floor, last Thursday night. The low
scoring match up had the Bulldogs winning
the Green Meadows Conference tussle by just
two points 28-26.
The game had Edgerton jumping out early to
an 8-1 lead but the Archers responded with a
10-0 with the help of sophomore Hope Smith
coming off the bench to score two field goals
and a free throw with Kiana Recker hitting a
short shot in the paint and Rachel Williamson
draining a long three pointer. The Archer three
point lead (11-8) was tied up late in the quarter
on a trey from freshman Claire Fiegal.
With the score knotted at 11 apiece, both
teams managed to score just five points each in
the second period. Not until the 4:37 mark did
the score board move until Audrie Longardner
dialed in from long range for a 3-pointer and a
14-11 Archer lead. Edgerton eventually scored
on three Fiegel free throws. Longardner finished all the Archer scoring in the quarter with a
2-pointer late in the stanza but Edgerton would
again answer from the foul line with two free
tosses from Cloey Whitman, Both teams went
to the break still dead even at 16-16.
Both teams continued their close battle in
the third quarter. A Landel bucket followed by
two free throws from Antwerps Peyton Short
kept the score even at 18 a piece. With 3:52
remaining Williamson collected her second
three pointer of the night to push the Archers
in front 21-18 but Autumn Gruver drilled a 3
from the corner to draw both teams at 21. The

quarter ended with the Lady Bulldogs getting

an all-important free throw from Landel to put
Edgerton in front, 22-21, with eight minutes
Both teams each scored a trey in the fourth
period; one from Gruver and Short but the
Bulldogs managed 3 of 6 from the charity line
and the blue-and-white were good on 2 of 4.
On the night the Archers collected just 6 of
14 from the line and Edgerton was not much
better but did hit three more than the Archers,
hitting 9 of 18.
After looking over the stat book, head coach
Scott McMichael said, It was all about shooting tonight. We were 4 of 27 from 2-point
range for 14 percent and 4 of 26 with our
threes for 15 percent. You arent going to win
any games with that kind of shooting.
With the loss, the Archers fall to 7-11 overall and remain winless in the GMC at 0-5. Edgerton improves to 8-10 in all games and 2-3
in the league.
It wasnt a lack of effort. The kids played
hard and gave good effort but we need to find
some scoring and right now Im not sure where
its going come from, concluded McMichael.
Score by Quarters
Montpelier 13 9 8 21 - 51
Antwerp 12 15 7 20 - 54
Montpelier (51): Blake 2 1-3 6, Rockey 1 0-1 2, Schuman
5 0-0 11, Uribes 10 4-7 28, Luke 1 0-0 2, Surbey 1 0-0
2. Totals: 20 5-11 51. Three point goals: Blake, Shuman,
Uribes 4. Total fouls: 17.
Antwerp (54): Seslar 2 0-0 5, Jones 4 5-6 13, Mills 1 0-0
2, Poulson 0 3-6 3, Pendergrast 0 0-0 0, Williamson 8 4-6
22, Longardner 4 1-2 9. Totals: 19 13-20 54. Three point
goals: Seslar, Williamson 2. Total fouls: 17

Varsity Basketball: Wayne Trace Raiders

Miller City girls
pull off upset

The Miller City Wildcats led

by as many as 16 points in the
third quarter but had to hold on
late for a 63-57 upset of ninthranked Wayne Trace in nonleague girls basketball action
Saturday afternoon in Putnam
A bucket by Cassie Niese put
Miller City in front 43-27 midway through the third quarter
before Wayne Trace nearly came
all the way back.
Consecutive baskets by Erin
Mohr and Danae Myers cut the
Raider deficit to 43-31 before
another Niese two-pointer made
it 45-31 Wildcats.
Two Myers foul shots, a Myers basket and a Gracie Gudakunst bucket sliced the Wildcat
lead to 45-37 with 53 seconds
remaining in the quarter.
However, Miller City picked
up baskets by Niese and Christina Berger to close out the quarter
with a 49-37 advantage.
Defensively, we have to be a
lot better than we were today,
commented Raider head coach
Bethany Hughes. Miller City
made more plays than we did.
The Raiders closed within 10
at 51-41 early in the fourth quarter before making another run.
After a basket by Berger put
the Wildcats on top 53-41, consecutive buckets from Brooke
Sinn, Mohr, Sadie Sinn and Myers trimmed the lead to 53-49 at
the 3:49 mark.
Tiffany Welty answered with
one of two free throws for Miller
City but Myers quickly responded to make it 54-51 with 2:52
The Wildcats, though, took
back control at that point.
Miller City scored six straight
points, thanks in part to two
missed free throws and a pair
of turnovers by Wayne Trace, to
widen the margin to 60-51.
We had some opportunities
but didnt take advantage, continued Hughes.
Wayne Trace closed back
within 60-55 on a Gudakunst
basket with 1:43 remaining but
was unable to cut the deficit any
The Raiders last lead of the
contest was midway through the
first quarter when baskets from
Brooke Sinn, Myers and Mohr
put Wayne Trace on top 10-7.
Miller City responded with
eight straight points, including a
late 3-point play by Niese, to end
the quarter with a 15-12 advantage.
The hosts also controlled the
second quarter, scoring 10 of
the first dozen points to extend

the margin to 25-14 on a Niese

bucket. Tiffany Weltys basket
then closed out the halfs scoring
as the Wildcats led 33-20 at the
Niese led Miller City with 20
points in the contest while also
grabbing seven rebounds and
posting four steals. Elizabeth
Klear chipped in 11 points and
four assists with Welty recording
11 points, seven boards and three
Wayne Trace was led by Erin
Mohr with 23 points, four rebounds and three assists. Danae
Myers added 14 points and seven rebounds and Brooke Sinn
chipped in eight points and three
rebounds. Sadie Sinn and Courtney Mead also dished out three
assists each.
Estie Sinn (six), Gudakunst
(four) and Sadie Sinn (two) also
scored for Wayne Trace. Gudakunst, Mohr, Sadie Sinn and Natalie Torman each picked up four
rebounds and Mead grabbed

Second half
spurt lifts WT

HAVILAND Wayne Trace

opened the second half with a
13-5 run and the Raiders were
never threatened from there in
a 64-43 win over Kalida at the
Palace Saturday night.
Leading 35-25 at the break,
the Raiders scored the first eight
points of the second half to open
a 43-25 advantage.
Kalida never was able to get
any closer than 14 points after
that as the Raiders improved to
11-6 on the season.
Wayne Trace head coach Jim
Linder was very pleased of the
effort he got from his squad.
This is a big win for us,
commented Linder. I thought
it was a total team win. We shot
the ball pretty well again tonight
and we were able to generate offense out of our pressure defense
as well. Overall, I thought everybody played well for us.
Two Ethan Linder baskets
got Wayne Trace rolling to start
the half before Eli Sinn added
two free throws and Luke Miller picked up a bucket to make it
Luke shot the ball very well
again tonight, continued the
Raider head coach. He had a
very good weekend for us. Eli
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and did a good job of distributing the ball. I thought Ethan also
really saw the floor well and
got the ball to the open person
tonight. It was just a solid team
After the Wildcats closed
within 48-34 at the end of three
periods, Wayne Trace opened
the fourth quarter with two Alec
Vest free throws followed by a
Vest basket to make it 52-34.
Alec had one of his better
games this season, Linder noted. He rebounded well for us
and he hit shots on the offensive
the lead to 54-34 on a Miller
two-pointer and the Raiders
cruised from that point on to set
the final 64-43 margin.
Ethan Linder led all scorers with 20 points while Miller
chipped in 17 and Vest added
15 points. Linder and Vest also
topped Wayne Trace with seven rebounds each as the Raiders
outrebounded Kalida 33-25 on
the evening. Stabler (eight) and
Sinn (four) picked up the other
Wayne Trace points.
I thought we rebounded as a
team very well tonight, Linder
commented. We knew coming
in that Kalida would be physical
and we challenged the guys to
go to the boards as a group. They
did a good job of that.
Wayne Trace got off to a great
start as well, scoring 23 first
quarter points as the Raiders
posted a 23-17 lead after eight
minutes of action.
Miller led the Raiders with
a pair of 3-pointers as Wayne
Trace hit five treys in the opening quarter. Brady Stabler, Ethan
Linder and Vest also hit from
long-distance for the Raiders.
Kalida closed within 25-23 on
a Trevor Maag trey but the Raiders responded late in the half.
A 3-pointer and two baskets
by Ethan Linder along with a
trey by Stabler gave Wayne
Trace a 35-25 lead at the break.
That was a big run for us,
stated the Raider head coach.
We got the momentum back
there at the end of the half and
then we came out to start the second half and built on it.
Trent Gerding and Brandon
Verhoff both bucketed eight
points for the Wildcats, who fall
to 9-8 on the season. Collin Nartker also chipped in seven points.
Verhoff also topped Kalida with
five rebounds.
Wayne Trace will have a pair
of tough road trips this coming
On Friday, the Raiders travel to Tinora (10-6, 2-2 GMC)
before the annual rivalry game
with Crestview (12-5) at Ray Etzler Gymnasium on Saturday.

Varsity Basketball: Antwerp Archers

Edgerton stays hot
to beat Archers

EDGERTON The Edgerton Bulldogs must have learned

something about the 13-point
loss the Antwerp Archers put
on them back in last December
during the Route 49 Classic. On
Friday night, in Green Meadows Conference play, both
teams met up again, this time on
the Bulldog floor, and Edgerton
led from the opening tap to eek
out a one-point win, 40-39.
Edgerton, winners of their
last six games and seven of their
last eight, their only loss a fourpoint overtime loss to Ayersville, improve to 10-6 overall
and 3-2 in the GMC.
The inside-outside combination of Mitchell Cercone and
Alex Michael kept the Antwerp
defense on their toes all evening. The left-handed Cernone
netted 17 points that included
three timely long range 3s.
Michael, a 6-foot-3 wide body
in the middle, totaled 13 points
with none coming in the final
eight minutes.
Michael is one of the best
players in our conference. He
gets in the paint and uses his
body well. But we did a much
better job on him in the second
half, said Antwerp head coach
TJ Hammer.
The Archers fell behind early
but managed to tie the score
at halftime at 16 apiece. In the
third quarter the Bulldogs came
out strong scoring the first nine
points, all from the duo of Cercone and Michaels, for a 25-16
Antwerps Sam Williamson,
who was shut out in the first half,
stopped the nine-point Bulldog run with two free throws
at the 4:19 mark. Williamson
responded with a buzzer-beater
bucket, for all the Archers
points in the third period. Antwerp entered the final eight
minutes looking at a seven-point
deficit 27-20.
Mid-way through the quarter,
Matt Jones connected on a short
jumper to pull the Archers to
within three, 32-29. With both
teams turning the ball over and
not taking advantage of each others miscues, Cerccone drained a
3-pointer from the deep corner
with 1:43 remaining and the
Bulldogs in front 35-29.
We have a hard time getting
those key stops. That was a big
shot by Cercone. Hes been hitting those shots recently and we
knew that but we still let him get
loose, said Hammer.
After several free throws
from both teams, Dustin Miller
connected with a couple of free
throws with 15.2 seconds and
Edgerton up by five 38-33. The

Archers quickly responded with

a Jones trey to trail 38-36. The
Bulldogs closed out their scoring
with two Jake Siebenaler free
throws and a four point cushion
with just 5.2 seconds remaining.
A Williamson 3-pointer as the
final buzzer sounded got the Archers closer but still fell shy by a
single point, 40-39.
It was one of those grind-itout type of GMC games. Every
possession was so important.
They executed their game plan a
little bit better than we executed
ours, Hammer said. Antwerp
falls to 1-4 in league action and
7-9 overall.

Score by Quarters
7 9 4 19 - 39
Edgerton 11 5 11 13 - 40
Antwerp (39): Seslar 0 1-2 1, Jones
6 0-0 14, Mills 0 0-0 0, Poulson 1 2-2
4, Pendergrast 0 0-0 0, Williamson 4
4-4 14, Buchan 0 0-0 0, Longardner 3
0-1 6. Totals: 14 7-9 39. Three point
goals: Jones 2, Williamson 2. Total
fouls: 18.
Edgerton (40): Siebeneler 0 2-2
2, Cercone 6 2-3 17, Miller 3 2-2 8,
Michael 6 1-2 13. Totals: 15 7-9 40.
Three point goals: Cercone 3. Total
fouls: 13.

Offensive struggle
for Lady Archers

ANTWERP A low-scoring
second quarter by the Lady Archers coupled by the 19 made
free throws for Crestview vs. just
seven by the blue-and-white and
the results would be expected.
The 11-4 Lady Knights got past
the pesky Archers 40-28 in a
non-conference tilt held at Antwerp.
It wasnt pretty, but like veteran
head coach Greg Rickard said
after his Crestview Lady Knights
won, A win is a win and a win
on the road is even better. We
certainly arent going to give it
Although the Knights and
Archers battled to a low-scoring
first quarter tie at 6-6 the Knights
never trailed in the entire contest. The visitors from Van Wert
County settled for the 12-point
win thanks to its free throws late
in the second and fourth quarters
respectively. Crestview picked up
the pace in the second period to
widen their advantage to as many
as 10 after the score was still tied

with 4:13 remaining. Perfect free

throw shooting during a four-minute span by the Knights, hitting all
10 throws, helped secure an 18-8
lead at the break.
Our defense in the first half
was good. Any time you can
hold your opponent to just eight
points on their floor then you have
to happy with that kind of effort.
Our first half defense and foul
shooting helped us gain that lead
at halftime, said Rickard.
In the third quarter, the Knights
held their double digit margin
until the two minute mark when
Antwerp got a lift from Rachel
Williamson who connected on a
close range goal in the paint and
then followed it up with a long
trey to keep the Archers close,
trailing 24-19.
Paige Motycka, who finished the night with
11 points, bucketed the final
points of the third period to give
the Lady Knights a 28-19 lead
heading into the fourth quarter.
Again, the Archers would
strike first with a Kiana Recker
free throw followed by a Williamson trey to keep the Archers
within striking distance, trailing
28-23 with 6:44 remaining. The
Knights responded with a 5-0
run but Antwerp answered with
two free throws from Audrie
Longardner and a Williamson
3-pointer, her third of the night.
Leading 33-28, the Lady
Knights paraded to the foul line
seven times in the closing 90
seconds, hitting on just three.
Emily Bauer connected on a short
jumper to close out the scoring
and give the Knights a 12-point
Bauer finished with 16 to lead
all scorers.
The free throw shooting had
the Knights hitting on 19-28
while the Archers were seven of
I dont know what to say. We
just cant seem to generate much
offense. Our shooting has been
way off and it doesnt seem to be
getting any better. Our defense
has been pretty solid, but we need
to find a way to score some more
points, said Antwerp head coach
Scott McMichael.
Antwerp got 15 points from
super sophomore Rachel Williamson to lead the Archer offensive attack. Only two other
Archers scored with Recker chipping in seven and Longardner
adding six.

Score by Quarters
6 12 10 12 - 40
6 2 11 9 - 28
Crestview (40): Zaleski 0 2-2 2,
McCoy 1 0-0 2, Bauer 6 4-4 16, Motycka
2 6-12 11, Guest 1 7-9 9. Totals: 10 19-28
40. Three point goals Motycka . Total
fouls: 15.
Antwerp (28): Williamson 5 2-4 15,
Recker 3 1-3 7, Longardner 1 4-4 6, Short
0 0-2 0. Totals: 9 7-14 28. Total fouls: 22.
Three point goals: Williamson 3.

MAC tournaments continue

ANTWERP The MAC Gym winter league
tournaments are in full swing now. Sixty-six teams
took the court each week for five weeks in Antwerp
to get the honor of playing in this year-end league
tournament. The brackets are completing for some
divisions and just beginning for others.
In the exciting third grade boys division, Van
Wert knocked off a super hero Hicksville team
that included Parker Bassett, before Van Wert then
bowed out against an undefeated Antwerp Archer
In the other bracket Tinora knocked off a feisty
Butler Eastside team before falling to the Woodlan
Warriors. Woodlan and Antwerp will meet each
other to decide the tournament championship.
The fourth grade boys division is the biggest
bracket this season. Twelve teams have combined
from two six-team leagues to set up this massive
bracket. Round one will have some exciting games
as Monroeville St. Rose will play Blue Creek. Their
winner will play Bryan.
Hamilton will come off the lake and play Hicksville with the winner playing Woodlan. The winner
of that six-team bracket six teams will compete in
the finals.
In the opposite bracket, Fairview will square up
against Payne Divine Mercy. That game winner
will face Antwerp. Ayersville starts off against Butler Eastside with the winner going up against Van
Wert. The winner of those six teams will play in the
championship game on February.
Ten fourth grade girls teams will kick off the day
as Woodlan Kim plays Fairview with the winner
advancing to play Ayersville. Tinora White will
play Wauseon. The winner of those five teams will

play in the championship game.

In the lower bracket Woodlan Kyle will play
Hicksville. The winner will then take on Crestview.
Tinora Green will play Paulding. The winner of
those five teams will also play in the championship
A fifth grade girls division is well under way at
the Antwerp Local School. The teams that make
up the final four are Tinora 2 against Hicksville and
Crestview against Fairview. Winners play each
other in the championship.
The fifth grade boys division will see eight teams
line up for a chance at the title. A strong Paulding
team will play Eastside while Antwerp takes on
Fairview. The two winners will compete for a spot
in the finals. Hicksville will face Woodlan while
Delphos Jefferson travels in to play Wayne Trace.
Those winners will face off to play in the championship game.
Sixth grade girls brought ten teams to the gym.
Their tournament will begin with Antwerp playing
Fairview. That winner will play undefeated Paulding. Ayersville will play Defiance. The five team
winner in this bracket will play in the championship
In the lower bracket Hicksville will play Crestview. The winner will face Tinora. Van Wert will
then play Fairview 2. The winner of that five team
bracket will also play in the finals.
Finally, the sixth grade boys division will complete this week. Their final four consists of Fairview
against Wayne Trace and Hicksville against Antwerp.
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4B - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Varsity Basketball: Paulding Panthers

Paulding girls
win by two

After an impressive win

over Van Wert on Monday
night (a storm make-up game),
the Paulding girls pulled off a
tight 63-61 win over a stubborn Continental team at
home on Saturday afternoon.
In spite of working through
serious foul trouble, the local
squad fought its way through
the battle to come out on top.
I was very proud of how
our girls hung together after a
rough first quarter and played
well in the second and third
periods, said Paulding head
coach Mark Rhodes. We
played smart down the stretch
by milking the clock and hitting just enough free throws to
secure the win.
Rhodes was especially impressed with his girls hard
play after a tiring stretch of
playing four games in six
Continental gained a 14-8
first quarter advantage, but the
Panthers outscored Continental 21-14 in the second eight
minutes to move into a 29-28
lead at the end of the first half.
The third quarter saved the
day as the local squad outscored the visitors 23-16 to
gain a 52-44 advantage going
into the final eight minutes.
Although the last eight minutes belonged Continental, 1711, the Panthers were able to
hang on to win by two points.
This was really a nice
comeback win for a tired
group of young ladies after being forced to play four games
in six days, Rhodes said. Its
encouraging that we had so
many girls step up and make

contributions in this victory, a

true team effort.
Learning how to win close
games is a process and the
girls made great strides with
that today, added Rhodes.
Faith Vogel led the scoring
for Paulding with 13 points,
but two other players, Samantha Meggison and Skyler
McCullough, connected on 10
and 12 points respectively.
to knot it at 2-2 with 6:43 left
Continental (61): Lawhorn 5 3 13, in the first quarter. The Lady
Homier 3 3 9, Armey 1 1 3, Tegen- Panthers wouldnt get anothkamp 4 2 10, Logan 6 3 15, Mansfield er field goal until early in the
8, Sharp 1 1 3. Totals:
fourth period.
Paulding (63): Vogel 5 3 13, Arend 2 A 31-2 Crestview run en0 6, Hale 2 2 6, Meggison 2 3 7, Manz
sued, and it was 33-4, Knights,
2 4 10, Arellano 0 0 0, McCullough 3
at the half. During those 16
0 9, Townley 4 4 12. Totals 20 18 63.
minutes, the Panthers were 1
for 10 from the field, and seven of those nine misses were
blocked shots. Meanwhile, at
the offensive end, Paige Moty PAULDING Crestviews cka (15 points, three 3-pointman-to-man defense against ers) and Bauer (9 points, one
Paulding last Thursday night 3-pointer) were controlling
was almost as close to perfect things. Paulding had a whopas youll ever see, holding ping 18 turnovers, Crestview
the Panthers to one field goal only four.
through the first three quarters The Knights eased up a bit
in a 60-15 win.
on the pressure defense, so
The Lady Knights are 12-4 there were few turnovers by
overall and 5-1 in the North- either team in the second half.
west Conference. Paulding Although the Panthers were
falls to 2-17 and 0-7.
able to get off more clean
I thought we did a great shots in the third quarter, they
job of containing, and then we missed all 10 of their field goal
didnt have to help as much, tries, and Crestview won those
so then we were able to chal- eight minutes 14-2, making it
lenge shots, said Crestview 47-6 after three. Both coaches
coach Greg Rickard. They substituted liberally in the fiwerent able to get open, and nal quarter, and the home team
when they did get open we did broke through for four field
a good job of getting hands up goals. Still, the Knights won
and not swatting at them, and the quarter 13-9.
we got a few blocks.
Despite the huge second
Crestviews Emily Bauer half lead, Crestviews defense
started the scoring with a put- continued to be motivated.
back, but Pauldings Faith Vo- You gotta take pride in your
gel answered with a put-back play, said Rickard. Its you

Lady Knights win

big over PHS

Sports Scoreboard
each had four points to pace the
Raider seventh graders while Kaden
Sutton chipped in three. Joe Munger,
Gage Tinlin and Trevor Speice all had
two points.
In the eighth grade matchup, Reid
Miller scored 14 points and Nate
Gerber chipped in 13. Other Wayne
Trace scorers were Nate Showalter
(seven), Jordan Speller (two), Austin
Pierce (two) and Zane Shaffer (two).
Junior Varsity Girls Basketball Ellie Stoller hit a 10-foot jumper with
six seconds remaining to lift the
Raider junior varsity to a 26-24 win
over the Aces. Stoller also recorded
five steals for Wayne Trace. Sadie
Sinn topped the Raiders with 10
points while Kaylee Shepherd added six points and four steals. Anne
Eklund (four) and Lily Sinn (two) had
the other Wayne Trace markers.
Junior Varsity Boys Basketball
Wayne Traces junior varsity improved
to 7-9 in all games and 3-2 in the
conference with a 49-46 win over the
Aces. Jake Kuhn posted nine points
while Adam Stoller and Trae Sinn
chipped in seven each for the winners. Josh Kuhn (six), Blaine Jerome
(five), Josiah Linder (four), Jordan
Saylor (three), Kolyn Hilkey (three),
Emil Stoller (two), Seth Yenser (two)
and Caden Bland (one) also scored
for Wayne Trace.
Junior Varsity Girls Basketball
Wayne Traces junior varsity improved to 17-1 on the season with
a 47-36 victory over the Wildcats.
Anne Eklund scored 13 points while
recording four rebounds, three assists and six steals as well. Natalie
Torman chipped in 10 for the Raiders and picked up four boards. Sadie
Sinn added seven points, three rebounds, two assists and three steals.
Other scorers were Kaylee Shepherd
(five), Olivia Egnor (four), Chelsea
Sinn (four), Ellie Stoller (two) and
Erica Mohr (two). Paige Wenzinger
posted 10 points and four steals for
Miller City while Alisha Hoffman added eight points and five rebounds.
Junior Varsity Boys Basketball
Josh Klausing hit a 3-pointer as time
expired in the second overtime to
give the Kalida JV a 59-56 victory
over Wayne Trace. The Raiders led
13-9 after one quarter and 24-20
at halftime before holding a 36-34
advantage at the end of three stanzas. Wayne Traces Kolyn Hilkey hit a
3-pointer at the end of regulation to

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send the game into overtime tied at

45-45 before the two teams were still
tied at 52-52 after one extra period.
The Raiders were led by Jake Kuhn
with 11 points and Josh Kuhn added
nine. Also scoring were Blaine Jerome
(eight), Kolyn Hilkey (seven), Adam
Stoller (six), Jordan Saylor (five), Josiah Linder (four), Trae Sinn (four)
and Emil Stoller (two). Trevor Lambert
paced the Wildcats with 16 points
and Klausing chipped in 14. Grant
Laudick posted nine points with
Christian Nartker and Owen Recker
both totaling seven.


Last week, an article announcing plans for Antwerp

and Wayne Trace baseball
teams to play at Parkview
Field in Fort Wayne incorrectly listed a date. Wayne Trace
will play on Wednesday, April
20. Antwerp will play Tuesday, May 3.

American Legion
ball this weekend

membership ball of the Continental American Legion Post
541 will be this Saturday, Feb.
6, at 5:30 p.m.
A service will also be held
to dedicate a new lectern in
honor of Paul William Wagner, who proudly served the
U.S. as a paratrooper and was
a prisoner of war. He received
combat/infantryman badge,
American Theater Ribbon,
EAME Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal and a Bronze Star.
For more information about
the event, call Mike Varner at

Score by Quarters
Crestview 19 14 14 13 - 60
3 1 2 9 - 15
Crestview (60): Black 1 0-2 3, Zaleski 0 0-0 0, Ally McCoy 6 0-1 12, Bauer
7 0-0 15, Motycka 8 0-0 20, Skelton 3
0-0 6, Bowen 0 0-0 0, Gent 0 0-0 0,
Avery McCoy 0 0-0 0, Dealey 0 0-0 0,
Guest 2 0-2 4. Totals 27 0-5 60. Three
point goals: Motycka 4, Bauer, Black.
Paulding (15): Vogel 1 0-0 2, Arend
1 0-0 2, Meggison 0 0-0 0, Townley
2 1-2 5, McCullough 0 0-0 0, Manz 1
1-2 3, Hale 0 2-5 2, Mobley 0 1-2 1,
Arellano 0 0-0 0, Pessefall 0 0-0 0,
Etzler 0 0-0 0, Rice 0 0-0 0; Totals 5
5-11 15

Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress

Pauldings Allison Arend goes up for a lay-up in Saturdays

action with Miller City. The Lady Panthers were on the short end
of a 54-38 set back.

decision to the Wildcats. Cassie Niese led Miller City with

16 points, followed by Chrissy
Berger with 12 points.
Miller City jumped out to a
12-3 lead at the end of the first
quarter and expanded the lead
to 28-16 at the halfway mark.
Pauldings best quarter was
the third when the Panthers
outscored Miller City, 16-14
Paulding fell behind Miller but the Wildcats rallied to pull
City early last Tuesday night away for the win in the last
and ended up losing a 54-38

Miller Citydrops
Paulding 54-38

eight minutes.
Allison Arend had an outstanding night offensivelyfor
the local squad with 12 points.

Score by Quarters
Miller City 12 16 14 12 - 54
3 13 16 6 - 38
Miller City(54): Niese 16, Welty 4,
Simon 8, Berger 12, Klear 4, Kuhlman 6, Warnimont 4. Totals 20 7 54.
Paulding (38): Vogel 7, Arend 12,
Hale 4, Meggison 5, Manz 6, McCullough 3, Townley 1. Totals 12 13

Raiders fourth seed

in sectional draw
High school girls basketball teams throughout Ohio found out their first opponent as
tournament pairings were revealed on Sunday.
For one local team, their successful season allowed them to receive a top-four seed in its
Wayne Trace Lady Raiders
In Division IV, Wayne Trace was tabbed as
the fourth seed in the district hosted by Ottawa
Each of the top three seeds in the Division
IV district at Ottawa Glandorf chose to play
first round games in sectional action at Bluffton and Findlay High School, respectively.
At Bluffton, top-seeded Arlington will battle Cory Rawson in the first game on Feb. 16
followed by third- seeded North Baltimore
against Fort Jennings.
In the sectional championships on Feb. 20,
the Arlington-Cory Rawson victor returns to
take on Pandora Gilboa before the North Baltimore-Fort Jennings winner will play Delphos St. Johns.
In sectional play at Findlay, Wayne Trace
received a first round bye as the Raiders await
the winner of the game between Leipsic and
Kalida. The Vikings and Wildcats tangle on
Feb. 16 at 7 p.m.
The winner of the Leipsic-Kalida contest
returns on Feb. 20 to play the Raiders at 6:15
Second-seeded Ottoville will play Continental in the first semifinal on Feb. 17 while
McComb and Miller City square off in the
second semifinal. Both of those winners then
come back on Feb. 20 in the nightcap.
Antwerp Lady Archers
Another Division IV district is at Archbold
High School with sectional play taking place
at Defiance and Bryan High Schools.
Ayersville picked up the top-seed in the district and the Lady Pilots took a bye into the
sectional final on Feb. 20 at Defiance with a
6:15 p.m. start.

The Pilots will take on either Antwerp

or Fairview, with the Archers and Apaches
squaring off on Feb. 17 at 6:15 p.m.
In the second game on Feb. 17, Pettisville
plays Hicksville with that victor returning on
Feb. 20 to battle Stryker.
Games at Bryan will take place on Feb. 16,
17 and 20.
The lone contest on Feb. 16 has North Central playing Fayette at 7 p.m. The winner of
that contest comes back on Feb. 20 to tangle
with Edon.
Semifinal games on Feb. 17 will have
Montpelier against Edgerton along with Holgate battling Hilltop. Those two winners then
return on Feb. 20 looking to advance.
Paulding Lady Panthers
Division III district play will take place at
Elida with sectional action being hosted at
Bluffton University and Wapakoneta.
Columbus Grove (16-1), Fort Recovery
(14-2) and Bluffton (13-4) picked up the top
three seeds, respectively, and each took a bye.
Delphos Jefferson (8-10) will play Paulding
(2-15) on Feb. 16 at 6:30 while Patrick Henry
(10-8) tangles with Coldwater (8-9) in the second game of the night.
The Wildcats-Panthers winner comes back
on Feb. 20 to play Columbus Grove. Bluffton
will take on the winner of the Patrick Henry-Coldwater contest.
In the bottom half of the district, Fort Recovery will take on either Van Buren (4-12) or
Parkway (5-12) on Feb. 20 at 6:15 p.m. The
Black Knights and Panthers will square off in
semifinal action on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. at Wapakoneta High School.
Semifinal play on Feb. 17 at Wapakoneta features Liberty Benton (10-7) against St.
Henry (4-14) and Tinora (7-10) battling Allen
East (6-11).
Those two winners return for a contest on
Feb. 20 at 8 p.m.
District semifinal action will be Feb. 25
with the district championship games on Feb.

Scott Wagner


Junior Varsity Girls Basketball
Pauldings junior varsity recorded
their ninth win against eight losses
after their 32-29 win. Ashlynn Rice
led the Panther scoring with nine
points. Avery McCoy and Ashley
Dealey had 12 and 10 for Crestview,
which is now 7-8.
Junior Varsity Girls Basketball
Paulding came back from a 21-14
deficit at the end of three quarters
to win the JV game over Van Wert,
31-27. The Panthers pressure defense forced a slew of fourth-quarter
turnovers; in fact, the Cougars had
only two field goal attempts in the
final period. Elizabeth Mobley had
13 points for Paulding. Aimee Nicolai
had eight for Van Wert.
Freshmen Boys Basketball Jaret
Miller scored 21 points and Fletcher
Cook added 10 to lead Paulding to
its sixth straight win as the Panthers
defeated Ayersville, 46-30. Carson
Shull added seven for the maroonand-white while Luke Dunakin,
Westen Phlipot, Jacob Eblin and
Brock Schooley posted two each.
Freshmen Boys Basketball Paulding had its win streak snapped on
Thursday as Crestview held off the
Panthers for a 45-44 overtime win.
Jaret Miller bucketed 16 points to
lead the Panthers while Fletcher
Cook added 15. Carson Shull and
Westen Phlipot chipped in eight and
five points, respectively.
Junior High Boys Basketball
Wayne Trace picked up a pair of
wins over Green Meadows Conference rival Holgate last Tuesday. The
Raider seventh graders posted a
27-22 win behind seven points from
Owen Manz and six by Joe Munger.
Garrett Williamson chipped in five
markers for the red-white-andblue with Dane Moore recording
three. Gage Tinlin, Trevor Speice
and Kaden Sutton each posted two
points for Wayne Trace, which improves to 4-10 on the season.
Wayne Traces eighth grade raised
its record to 6-6 with a 44-16 victory over the Tigers. Nate Gerber led
the way with 17 points followed by
Nate Showalter (six), Jordan Speller
(five), Austin Pierce (four), Reid
Miller (four), Alex Reinhart (three),
Drew Forrer (two), Nate Shepherd
(two) and Gage Waltmire (one).
Junior High Boys Basketball In action last Thursday, Kalida posted two
wins over Wayne Trace as the Wildcat seventh graders won 39-17 while
the eighth graders posted a 45-40
victory. The Raider seventh graders
are now 4-11 while the eighth grade
stands at 6-7.
Owen Manz and Carter Baksa

against them, and you dont

wanna have that other person
beat you. We didnt press and
we didnt want to run up the
score, but in the half-court
defense you dont want your
man to score. Thats where
being a competitor comes into
For the game as a whole, the
Lady Knights were much better from the field, 47 percent
(27 of 58) to 15 percent (5 of
33). The rebounds were almost
even, 25 for Crestview, 24 for
Paulding. Crestview had only
seven turnovers, Paulding 24.
Free throws were not a big
factor, although both teams
had their problems, Paulding
5-for-11, Crestview 0-for-5.
Motycka, Bauer, and Ally
McCoy led Crestview scoring
with 20, 15, and 12, respectively. Freshman Bri Townley was the only Panther with
more than one field goal, and
she led the Paulding scoring
with 5.


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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 5B

Campus Notes
The University of Northwestern Ohio announced four
Paulding County residents
are on its Deans List for the
August Session 2015 for students in the College of Applied Technologies. These
fulltime students received a
grade point average of 3.5 or
better: Alston Richard Doctor
and Charles David Sidler, both
of Antwerp; Dalton James
Thomas of Oakwood and Michael Null of Scott.

Northwest State Community College recently recognized

20 students who have been
accepted into Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Accepted to the NSCC
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Tyler Bauer of Wayne Trace scored a 12-4 major decision victory over Greenviews Devon Hendrix Robert Caperton of Cecil.
during consolation semi-final action of the Thunderbird Wrestling Invitational held over the weekend.

Bauer later pinned J.C. Fox of Dixie in 3:44 to earn third place honors in the 106 pound bracket.
The University of North-

western Ohio issued its Deans

List for fall quarter 2015 for
students in the College of
Business. Included was Patrick Troyer, Oakwood.

The University of Northwestern Ohio announced its

Deans List for fall quarter
2015 for students in the College of Occupational Professions. Among them were Brenda Feasby of Payne and Marloes van den Hengel, Scott.

Andrew Smiley of Paulding has been selected to appear in the 2016 edition of
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Clark, Shaner second

at Wapak mat meet

WAPAKONETA The Antwerp High School wrestling

team competed at the Wapakoneta Invitational on Saturday.
Five wrestlers competed for the blue-and-white with three
finishing in the top six in their respective weight class.
Placing sixth and recording one pin on the day was senior
Austin Van Atta in the 220 pound weight class.
Finishing second at 145 pounds was junior Logan Shaner.
Shaner amassed a 4-1 record with all four wins coming by pin
at the tournament.
Also placing second was senior Justice Clark in the 170
Larry Heiing/DHI Media pound weight class. Clark also finished the day with a 4-1 re Ruger Goeltzenleuchter of Wayne Trace defeated Jevyn Pratt of Carey 13-2 for a major decision cord and two wins coming by pin.
during consolation semi finals of 120 pounds. Ruger then scored another major 15-3 over Nate The Green Meadows Conference championships featuring
both the Archers and Wayne Trace Raiders will be held this
Vasquez of St. Joseph to place third.
Saturday at Fairview.

Wrestlers place sixth at LCC Raiders to play at

Goeltzenleuchter earns 100th career win
LIMA The Wayne Trace varsity wrestling
team competed in the 41-team Lima Central
Catholic tournament this past weekend. The
Raiders placed sixth with 116 points. Mechanicsburg won the event with 276.5 followed by
Miami East 153.5, Covington 151.5. Coldwater 148.5 and Archbold 130.
At the end of a grueling two day tournament, four Wayne Trace wrestlers found their
way to the podium.
Tyler Bauer wrestling at 106 placed third, falling to the eventual champion Trevor Schaller
of Swanton in the semi finals. In the third place
match, Bauer pinned J.C. Fox of Dixie.
Ruger Goeltzenleuchter was the runner-up,
falling to projected state champion Hunter Lucas of Lima Central Catholic 8-4 in the finals.

In the first round of action on Friday night,

Goeltzenleuchter earned what few wrestlers
ever do, and that was his 100th career victory.
George Clemens, wrestling at 126, was the
lone champion for the Raiders. In the finals, he
defeated returning state placer Alex Isbrandt
Chase Marroquin placed fifth, defeating
Dustin Waller of Van Buren 13-4.
The team really wrestled well this weekend. I was proud of our team and what we
where able to accomplish this weekend. This
tournament is a great way to see what level
your wrestlers are at. Typically the ones that
place high here are the same ones you see
wrestling at the state tournament, said head
coach George Clemens.


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Deans List for the November Session 2015 for students
in the College of Applied
Technologies. Included were
Alston Doctor, Antwerp; Dalton Thomas, Oakwood; and
Michael Null, Scott.

Bowling Green State University has announced the

undergraduate students who
have been named to the fall
semester Deans List. Students
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Madeline Reinhart and Alexander Vail, all of Antwerp;
Blair Baumle and Madeline
Baumle, both of Haviland;
Kathryn Clapsaddle, Paulding; Mackenzie Swary, Nicholas Mansfield and Elizabeth
Zartman, all of Payne.

Bowling Green State University has announced its list

of December graduates. Included is Cody Thompson,
Paulding, bachelor of science

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fall semester. Taylor Ankney
of Paulding is a freshman majoring in agriculture.

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6B - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, February 3, 2016

THE BENTON Township 2015 Annual financial report is complete and available for
inspection during their
regular monthly meeting
in February which will be
held on Saturday, February 6 at 9:00a.m. Our
regular monthly meetings are held at 7:00p.m.
the second Monday of
each month unless posted on the door of the
township house. The
months of April through
October the start time
will be at 8:00p.m.
Benton Township
Julie Dinger,
Fiscal Officer

Real Estate Auction

Paulding, OH

Sat., Feb. 13 @ 10 A.M.

3 BR, Country Home

Janice A. Cross Estate

THE 2015 Annual Financial Report for the Village of Cecil is complete
and available for review
by scheduling an appointment with Clerk
Carlene Turner by calling 419-399-0520. The
Village of Cecil will hold
its Regular Council
Meetings on the 3rd
Monday of each month
at 7pm in the Cecil Village/Crane Township
Fire building community
room. The public is always welcome to attend.
Carlene Turner
Village of Cecil

Location: 15582 Rd. 123, Cecil, OH . Go 3 mi. north

of Paulding on Rt. 127 to Rt 111; then east on Rt. 111 for
3 mi to Rd. 123; then north mi .. Three bedroom,
1 bath approximate 1,170 sq. ft. ranch style home with
central air, hardwood floors, many updates, appliances remain . sets on 1 acre ------- Investors and Speculators Are
Welcome ---- Open Inspections: Wed, Feb. 3 from 4 PM to
5 PM or call the office for other inspections .. Visit our
web site @ www.gorrellbros-paulding.com Terms:
$1,000 earnest money on the day of auction; balance due at
closing on or before March 14, 2016 . Seller: Janice A.
Cross Estate, Pldg Co. Probate Crt Case 20151089, Lynn
M. Conrad, Ex. . Joe Den Herder Sale Mgr; Larry D.
Gorrell, Broker, Aaron Timm - Don Gorrell - Nolan Shisler Auctioneers

THE JACKSON Township 2015 Annual Financial Report is complete

and available for public
inspection by appointment at the Jackson
Township Hall. Phone
419-399-4236. Jackson
Township 2016 regular
meetings will be held on
the last Thursday of
each month at 7pm at
the Jackson Township
The Jackson Township
Trustees, Mary Howard,
Fiscal Officer


Village of Melrose 2015
Financial reports are
available for public review. To review reports,
please attend a monthly
meeting or schedule an
appointment with Liz
Scherer, Fiscal Officer
by calling 419-796-8370.
Virginia Scherer,
Fiscal Officer,
Village of Melrose.


Paulding County Hospital Board of Trustees
meeting scheduled for
Thursday February 4,
2016 has been reschedu l e d f o r W e d n e s d ay
February 3, 2016 at 6:45
PM in the Paulding
County Hospital Education Room.


10:00 11:00 am1020 N. Williams St., Paulding.

3 bdrm home with newer furnace, Central Air, Roof, &
Windows.NEW PRICE $77,000
11- 12:00 pm...819 MeadowBrook Dr., Paulding... 3
BR, 2 Baths, 4th BR or office, C/A, sunroom, upground
11-12:00 pm..763 N. Williams St. Paulding2 story, 3
BR, 2 baths, C/A, lg living room open to dining, Eat-in
style kitchen w/ newer cabinets & counter tops...
12:00 1:00503 W. Garfield Ave. Paulding 1.5
Story Lg 4BDRM, 2.5 baths, C/A, full basement. Lg
kitchen w/ sliding doors to rear deck. two car att. gar.
NEW PRICE $185,000


THE KIDS ROAM among the mature trees
in the large rear yard.
This 3 bedroom home is
located at end of lane north edge of Oakwood
Village on Rd. 104.
$74,900. #359 Call
Rudy at 419-769-8996


BIG ROOMS; 4 bedrooms and 2 baths, 3
car garage; very classy
- N. Williams - Paulding.
$99,800. #395 Call
Chet at 419-605-8410.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES at Morning Star Convenience
Store, Melrose, Ohio.
Various shifts. Applications available at the
Mechanic needed in
Paulding, OH
Must have experience
& own tools
Pay based on skill
Paid holidays &
Individual Health Ins.
Drug testing will be
References Required
Send resume to
Box 113 Paulding, OH
45879 or

IN NEED of a behindthe-scene secretary?
Willing to help out of my
home. Call 419-7961716.




YARD - Children play
area or roaming pets. 3
bedroom 1.5 bath home
with garage & carport
Located on N. Williams Paulding - $57,900. Call
Rudy at 419-769-8996

FIRST CLASS... AII remodeled-$$$ spent-2nd floor open - N. Cherry - Paulding $74,900 #356 Call Bill Priest at 419-786-9440

COUNTRY - WITH NOT MUCH TO DO - Has new kitchen, main bath, 1.5
baths total, family and living rooms - central air and heat. SW Paulding.
$128,900 #419 Call Jeff at 419-399-2511
BITTERSWEET INN - NEW PRICE! Tip-top shape; a true modern Inn having
5 units on the upper level -all with full baths/kitchenettes; will match any
name brand name motel; first floor Innkeepers quarters has 2 bedrooms/2
full baths - first class condition; 1.5 acres/parking/barn - guests from all over
States/World - the HIGHEST pride-of-ownership possible; private showings
only. W. Wayne St., Paulding. Call Rudy at 419-769-8996



finance, 621 Harrison St.
Paulding- 3 bedroom, 1
bath, 2 car garage,
updated kitchen and
bath. $600 a month
chbsinc.com for pics,
video tour and details or
RENT TO Own Possible,
7827 Rd 1031, Antwerp3 bedroom,2 baths, 2 car
garage, Fully remodeled.
$675 a month
chbsinc.com for pics,
video tour and details or
USE YOUR tax return
for down payment on
new home. We have
options to help you buy.
Credit dings OK.
chbsinc.com or


$150 QUEEN pillowtop

mattress set. New in
plastic, can deliver 260493-0805,
press, 36" wood lathe,
band saw, radial arm
saw, table saw; also,
10x16 Building electrically wired; ProformXT
Exercise Bike. 419-2632613.


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years experience. Call
John Martinez at 419399-4583



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Two Bedroom Apartments in Paulding, Ohio. FARMHOUSES FOR RENT
For information, please
3 BEDROOM, 1 bath
call Straley Apartments
farm home w/attached
at 419-399-4068.
garage near Oakwood;
$525 mo. Mail referHOUSE FOR RENT ences to P.O. Box 222,
Oakwood, OH 45873
3 BDRM house, in
Payne, For Rent. 1st
month rent plus deposit.
419-263-8304 or 4192.5 acre lot $11,900,
$1,000 down,
$135 monthly; 6 acre lot,
$1,000 down, $229
monthly. 352-341-2843 PAULDING MINI Storage: For unit sizes and
prices please call 419HOUSES FOR SALE 399-4068.



Defiance, Paulding, and Williams Counties. CRSI is looking for caring
and compassionate people to provide direct care for individuals with
developmental disabilities.
DUTIES INCLUDE: Assisting individuals with daily living skills,
supporting them to be an active participant in their community and
helping them strive to live at their fullest potential. Assisting with health
care and personal hygiene. Household tasks such as meal preparation,
cleaning and laundry, running errands, doctor appointments,
recreation, social and leisure time. Transportation as required, NO
CANs and STNAs welcome. You can keep you certifications up to date.
REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE: Valid drivers license, up to date
insurance, high school diploma / GED. Must be able to pass a
background check.
APPLY ONLINE at www.crsi-oh.com or e-mail resume to rsmitley@
crsi-oh.com or stop by our office at 1911 Baltimore St. Defiance, OH to
complete an application.
Equal Opportunity Employer

HOSTED BY: Don Gorrell (399-7699), Joe DenHerder (769-7684)

211 North Main St.

Paulding, OH 45879


grandmother will do child
care in my home. Day
shift. Call 419-796-1716.

LPNS needed: Vancrest of Antwerp

(formerly Manor House)
and Vancrest of Payne
Assisted Livings currently have openings for
Full and Part time LPNs
on first and second
shifts. We are also seeking LPNs to help with
medpass 2 hours in the
morning and in the evening at the Antwerp Facility. Applications available at either facility or
send resume to lshipman@vancrest.com

Champaign Residential Services, Inc. is a non-profit

organization for persons with developmental disabilities.

SAT., FEB 6, 2016


Paulding SWCD is currently hiring for a Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB) Nutrient Management Specialist. The position will be multi-county coverage of Paulding, Defiance
and Williams County. This position is a two year grant funded position. It will include
surveying, field work, laying out practices, construction checks, design conservation
planning, assisting on Ohios Pollution Abatement Program such as handling complaints and compliance under the SB1 Program within the WLEB area.
Applicants should have background in natural resource management, conservation
practices, knowledge/experience/training in resource management and conservation
practices, environmental science and agriculture with a minimum of an associates
degree or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Other Requirements:
Microsoft Office
ARC GIS or CAD program experience
Organizational Skills
Excellent Oral and Written Communications
Team Leadership
Excellent Customer Service Skills
This position will require extensive field work and the ability to traverse uneven terrain
by foot. A valid Ohio drivers license and the ability to obtain drive other car insurance
will be required. Background checks will be conducted and an aptitude test will be
Starting salary will be based on experience and qualifications. The Paulding SWCD
offers a benefit package that includes health insurance, Medicare, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System, vacation and sick leave.
All programs, services and activities of the Paulding SWCD and the ODA Division of
Soil and Water Conservation are offered on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard
to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status or handicap.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and three (non-family) references to
Paulding SWCD office located at 503 Fairground Drive, Paulding, Ohio 45879.
Application Deadline: February 16, 2016 at 4 pm.



0 DOWN-payment
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Several homes to
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male dark tigers, litter
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 7B


Defiance/Paulding Consolidated Job and Family
Services is seeking a Unit Support Worker who
will float as needed among our three locations.
The preferred applicant will have experience in
managing a busy front desk and multiple phone
lines. Additional responsibilities will include
scanning and indexing documents into our document management system, maintaining excel
spreadsheets, providing back-up to other unit
support functions. Applicants need to be able
to multi task and be flexible in regard to work
location and duties. Please send resumes to
Deadline for submission is 2/11/16.

Millwright job opening, not afraid of
heights, experience with forklifts and
construction tools helpful. Some travel
with weekend work. Mandatory drug test,
competetive wages and benefits. Apply
Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2312
W. Main St., Beaverdam, OH 45808


Knueve & Sons, Inc.

At Mercy Health, every associate has a
chance to thrive and reap the rewards
of an environment dedicated to clinical
excellence. Mercy Defi ance Hospital, a 23bed progressive care hospital and Mercy
Defiance Clinic, a multi-specialty medical
facility, are located on one campus and
work together as one integrated system for
Northwest Ohio. Full-time, part-time and
PRN opportunities are currently available for:

Medical Assistants
Licensed Respiratory Care
Ultrasound Technicians

Vancrest Health Care Centers

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and duct board installation, installing
furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps
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We offer competitive wages, health
insurance, retirement plan, paid
holidays, paid vacations, and uniforms.
Send resumes to

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Class A CDL Drivers needed

Keller Trucking, a family owned company located in Defiance,
OH is hiring Class A CDL drivers with 12 months verifiable
experience. If youre looking for a company to call home, Thats
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Certified Medical Assistant positions
(benefits eligible) are available with
VWMS. Hours are typically 8am5pm, Monday through Friday. Some
evenings required. Some Saturdays
may be required.
Qualified candidates must be a
Certified Medical Assistant, have
detailed knowledge of medical
terminology and pharmaceuticals,
and be able to communicate medical
information to clients. Other skills
such as phone operation, scheduling,
filing and use of office equipment are
necessary. Work experience in patient
care, preferably in a medical group
setting is preferred.
Qualified candidates are encouraged
to submit a resume/application to:

Van Wert County Hospital

Human Resources
1250 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

Apply online:
Fax: 419-238-9390
E-mail: hr@vanwerthospital.org

Drug Free Workplace Group Health Insurance

Wee Care Day Care Discount
Competitive Compensation Package

For immediate consideration, please

complete an application at

10357 Van Wert Decatur Rd

Van Wert, Ohio
Contact Director of Nursing, Joelle Pond at

419-238-4646 ext. 297

or Email: jpond@vancrest.com




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FCC (Adams) offers a variety of todays latest

automation and technology, a competitive
benefits package, and opportunities for
The production staff engineer will
assist with Production, Engineering,
and Maintenance with Assembly Room
processes. Position requires proven
methods to improve OEE and lower scrap
General maintenance skills including
Electrical, Mechanical, Pneumatics,
Robotics, Fanuc Controls
Good Communication Skills
Ability to initiate corrective actions using
Industrial Maintenance degree or
equivalent technical experience
If you are seeking a challenging and stable
career you may apply in person or via email
to amy.poffenberger@e-fcca.com or send
resume to:

Weekend Schedule


Saturday, Sunday, Monday
Three 12-hour Days

The following experience is a plus:

Basic mechanical skills along with
specialized knowledge in:
- Robotics
- Electric
- Pneumatics


Pay based on experience

Competitive insurance, benefits and
personal time package; vacation after
one year
Excellent opportunity for advancement
Stable and challenging career in the
automotive parts industry
Work with todays latest automation and
If you are seeking a challenging and
stable career you may apply in person or
via email to amy.poffenberger@e-fcca.
com or send resume to:

FCC (Adams), LLC

Attn: Human Resources
936 East Parr Road
Berne, IN 46711

FCC is an equal opportunity employer.

FCC is an equal opportunity employer.

FCC (Adams), an automotive parts

manufacturer is expanding its EHS staff.
insurance and personal time package;
opportunity for advancement.
The following experience is preferred:
OSHA and IDEM regulatory
requirements and reporting
Experience with ISO 14001
Safety Committee and auditing
New equipment safety audits
Trouble shooting and counter measures
Previous automotive manufacturing
experience is a plus

The Original

Industrial Operations Worker

Lafarge North America, the largest diversified supplier of construction materials in
the United States and Canada, has an immediate opening for an Industrial Operation
Worker at its Paulding Cement Plant. The successful candidates must be able to
follow written and verbal instructions in the areas of safety, production, and maintenance. Candidates must be able to perform manual work including repetitive lifting
and be capable of working in an outdoor environment subject to weather extremes.

FCC (Adams), LLC

Attn: Human Resources
936 East Parr Road
Berne, IN 46711
FCC is an equal opportunity employer.

or come and see us in

our main office at:

3745 Shawnee Rd, Suite 108

Lima, Ohio 45806

The Paulding
Real Estate

Selected applicants must have a High School Diploma or GED and will be required
to pass industrial reading, mathematical, and industrial comprehension tests prior
to interviewing. Lafarge North America offers full time employees a comprehensive
wage and benefits package including health/dental, vision, paid holidays, 401(k) plan,
and life insurance. Starting wage is $20.92 p/hour. Applications will be available on
Wednesday, February 3rd from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m and Thursday, February 4th
from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the following location:

Real estate
Open house

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252 Dooley Drive
Paulding, OH 45879
Lafarge North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Prospective candidates must be quality conscious, dependable, and possess a strong

work ethic. Prior experience in an industrial environment is preferred. Successful
candidates shall be customer focused, with the ability to work effectively in a team
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8B - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, February 3, 2016



Dear Friends of the Paulding Exempted Village Schools,
The second semester of the 2015-2016
school year is off to a great start. The annual
organizational meeting for the school board
was held on January 12, 2016. Jim Foltz was
re-elected President and Mark Manz was reelected Vice President. Also serving on the
board are members Clint Vance and our two
new members Brian Egnor and Matt Stoller.
The next regular BOE meeting is scheduled
for Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM in
the Administration Building Conference
Room. Our school board is working hard to
provide our children with the tools for a better tomorrow, please thank them when you
get a chance. All board meetings are open to
the public, and community residents are invited to attend.
If you have children attending school in our
district, please plan to attend our second
semester Parent-Teacher Conferences scheduled for Monday, February 1, 2016 and Monday, February 8, 2016 from 4 to 7 PM. There
will be no school on February 12, 2016 due
to the conferences. Communication between
students, parents and our teachers is an important factor in the success for all students.
Working together will help your student(s),
and will also make Paulding Exempted Village Schools a stronger school district.
Good schools make good communities!
With the recent winter weather, we have
missed 15.5 hours of instruction, which includes hours missed for delays as well as full
cancellations. Make up days will be needed
after missing 47.5 hours of instruction, therefore we have no makeup days at this time.
You may keep track of our calamity hours by
looking under the Parents tab on our website, www.pauldingschools.org.
The determining factor for delaying or cancelling school is always the safety of our students. The Honeywell Instant Alert System
has been very helpful for keeping families informed of delays, cancellations, and event
changes. Please keep your contact information up to date in the system. I encourage
everyone to make sure the box in your account is checked to receive High Importance
alerts. This is the method of communication
we will use if there is an emergency at
school. The AM Delays or School Closings
alerts have been popular this year. If you
need help with your account, please call
Cindy at 419-399-4656, ext. 1512.
The state has issued the first part of last
years (2014-15 school year) report cards.
The district has received scores in the three
categories that were released. The district
received an A for our 4-year graduation rate
and an A for our 5-year graduation rate. Our
district also received a B for our K-3 Literacy
grade. The state is set to release the remaining report card information on February 25,
2016. Our staff and students have been working extremely hard on preparing for the Ohio
State Tests that will be given this spring. The
testing window is April 11, 2016 through
May 13, 2016 for our district.
As a final note, I invite you to become an
active part of our school district and to get
involved in the lives of our young people by
attending as many of the student activities as
your schedule allows. Remember to check
out our website to see what activities are
www.pauldingschools.org. Good schools
make good communities! Please feel fr ee
to visit me at my office in the Paulding
Administration office, call me at 419-3994656
@pauldingschools.org if you have any questions about our school district or anything in
this community newsletter.
William D. Hanak, Superintendent


Paulding Elementary-Stephanie Tear
We are looking forward to a fabulous February here at Paulding Elementary! With the
first half of the 2015-2016 school year half
way complete and conferences February 1st
and 8th, from 4:00-7:00, it just seems that this
wonderful year is flying by!! I must say, this
second round of conferences is an awesome
opportunity Paulding gives parents to learn
about their childs progress. We are looking
forward to seeing many parents at conferences!
Paulding Elementary held its annual Spelling
Bee and Haley Manz earned the trophy winning first place! Jacob Martinez earned the
first runner up title and we had a tie for second runner up between Madison Verfaillie

and Katie Beckman. Haley will now compete at the county Spelling Bee on February
4. Good Luck Haley!! We also held our
annual Geography Bee with Cyrah Bradford
as the fourth grade winner and Ashton Manz
the fifth grade winner. The runner up in
fourth grade was Allison Schilt and our fifth
grade runner up was Carlea Kuckuck. Congratulations to all who participated!
Paulding Elementary held its annual
Reading is a Sport program. This is a reading incentive program that promotes reading
and the reward is that the children will be
recognized at a Varsity Basketball game or a
Wrestling match. I am proud to report that
Paulding Elementary had around 60 students
receive a free pass.
The Ohio State Test will be given at the end
of April and beginning of May. These assessments are taken by all third through fifth
grade students in Ohio. Students have been
working hard to gain skills necessary to do
well daily and succeed on the assessments.
Students are setting goals and striving to
show growth while monitoring their progress. Nelson Mandela said, There is no
passion to be found in playing small in settling for a life that is less than what you are
capable of living. My goal is to get the
maximum potential out of each child that
comes through Paulding Elementary so they
can live an extraordinary life.
It is important for children to build strong
positive character traits as they grow and
develop. We work to give back to the community in many ways. We save can tabs for
the Ronald McDonald House, donate to food
pantries, collect band-aids for Childrens
Hospital and many more. Another outreach
we are going to try this year is participating
in a Leukemia drive. Our goal is to raise
$1,000 for this worthy cause. Students will
be bringing information home explaining
how to participate. It does feel better to give
than receive and the students at Paulding
Elementary are learning this first hand!
Enjoy this busy month of February! Stay
warm and stay safe!
Oakwood Elementary-Jennifer Manz
A chilly hello from Oakwood Elementary!
Winter weather has definitely arrived in
northwest Ohio bringing a couple of school
delays and a cancellation with it exciting
times for kids, Im sure! I checked with one
of my kindergarten classrooms today to find
out how many days we have been in school
so far this year. They told me that today
(Jan. 15) is our 90th day of school; and if the
weather cooperates, we will be celebrating
our 100th day of school on February 1st. If
you have or know a child in the primary
grades, you should knowit is a big deal
when it takes three digits to write how many
days you have been coming to school!!
This week, the Ohio Department of Education has released part of the 2015 school report card. The data collected for this report
is from the 2014-2015 school year. I am
proud to announce that Oakwood Elementary
earned a pass on all ten of the new computerized State assessments last spring (you
might know them as the PARCC and AIR
tests) for the percentage of students earning a
proficient or higher score on each assessment. Earning these scores is a result of hard
work on the part of our students and teachers;
and from the looks of our second quarter
Honor Roll and B.U.G. Club, that kind of
effort is continuing this year.
We held our 2015-16 Spelling Bee on January 8th. Twenty-one Oakwood Elementary
5th and 6th graders competed for top spelling
honors. Congratulations to sixth grader,
Vanessa Krueger, our Spelling Bee Champion, and to fifth grader, Hayden Mullen, our
Runners-Up! All students who chose to participate in the Spelling Bee deserve a round
of applause! It is quite a challenge to orally
spell words correctly without writing them
down or being able to make corrections.
Vanessa will represent Oakwood Elementary
at the Paulding County Bee at Payne Elementary on February 4th.
Each year, our 6th Grade Student Council is
in charge of deciding what our community
service project will be and promoting it
among the student body. This year they
chose to hold a food drive for local food pantries during the week of December 14-18.
They spread the word, and we were once
again reminded of how generous and caring
our students and their families are. Approximately 1000 items were collected and delivered! A special thank you to each family
who contributed to our community service
project. We trust many families will be
blessed by your kindness!

Thank you for your continued support of our

Middle School-Chris Etzler
Parent-teacher conferences will once again
be held during the month of February. The
dates for those nights are Monday, February
1 and Monday, February 8. The conferences
will run from 4:00-7:00 PM. Please call Mrs.
Retcher at 399-4656 ext. 1212 to set up a
conference time with a teacher.
Congratulations go out to the following students for their academic success: Katie Strayer, 2016 Paulding Middle School Spelling
Bee winner; Jaden Verfaillie, 2016 Paulding
Middle School Spelling Bee runner-up; Jacob
Deisler, 2016 Paulding Geography Bee winner; and Trace McKinley, 2016 Paulding
Geography Bee runner-up.
Mid-term reports for the third nine weeks
grading period will go home on February
Our athletic teams are finishing up their respective seasons, as the boys and girls basketball teams, as well as the wrestling team,
will be participating in their league tournaments in the next couple of weeks.
Our Middle School SCIENCE FAIR is set
for February 19th after school in the auditeria.
This is always a great event. Come on in that
afternoon and look at all of the neat projects
our students have been working on for many
weeks and months.
Mrs. Jackson and Miss Schmenk, 8th grade
Algebra I teachers, applied for and received a
grant from Paulding-Putnam Electric Co-op
that will allow for an engineer to come to
their Algebra I classes as well to one of our
Pre-Algebra classes. This will allow students
to get exposure to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers
and also let them see that what they are learning now in their 8th grade math will be used
for the rest of their lives, no matter what career they choose. Our guest is coming in on
March 1 for these presentations.
A couple of the items that we chart daily is
school-wide attendance and discipline issues.
When we compared the first semester from
the 2015-16 school year to last school year,
we found that our attendance rate is .7%
higher, and that our discipline issues have
dropped 34% compared to last year. This is
a testament to our hard-working teaching
staff and students in our building.
Thank you again for your continued support
of Paulding Middle School.
High School-Todd Harmon
Paulding High School is looking forward to
parent/teacher conferences on February 1 and
8, where we can work with parents to help all
students succeed. Please call the high school
office and schedule a conference with your
child's teachers. We will be awarding House
points for those parents who can make time
to come to conferences.
Congratulations to House Stupendum who
has earned the 2nd nine weeks incentive
package for being the leader in points. The
overall point standings are: Palmarium 2290,
Excellentia 2658, Vico Vici Victum 2535,
and Stupendum 2660.
We would like to thank our sponsors: those
who wish to remain anonymous, the Klint
Manz family, Paulding VFW, INSBIT, Insource, Paulding Kiwanis, and Paulding Putnam Electric Co-Op. We are still looking for
House Sponsors so please consider joining a
House. The incentive program goes 100% to
students as they are challenged to improve
vital areas for college and career success
such as grades, attendance, and community
service projects and being able to work in
skills. Please contact the High School office
if you are interested in joining. Donations
can be made in any amount and we do have
designated levels of Bronze ($500 and under), Silver ($501-1000), and Gold ($10011500) also.
The cast and crew have been selected to prepare for the production of The Music Man
to be performed on March 11 and 12. Thank
you to Student Council advisors Mrs. Monnier, Mrs. Dearth, and Mrs. Perry and those
members of the Student Council for sponsoring the dance after the boys basketball game
with Ottoville. National FFA week is scheduled for February 20-27 and students will
have dress up days to honor the week. We
will be hosting the Northwest Conference
Wrestling Championship here at Paulding on
February 6th, starting at 9:00 AM.

Feb. 11 at 9:00 p.m., Feb. 13 at 7:00 p.m.,

Feb. 14 at 2:30 p.m., Mar. 9 at 10:00 p.m.,
Mar. 11 at 7:00 p.m., and Mar. 13 at 2:00
Attention Students and Parents: The PHS
Yearbook is on sale! Yearbooks are $55 with
additional fees for personalization. Order
forms can be picked up in the HS office,
from Miss Connelly, or on the High School
website (www.pauldingschools.org) The
final day to order yearbooks is May 20.
The second parent-teacher conferences of the
school year will take place on Monday February 1, and Monday, February 8, from 4:00
p.m.-7:00 p.m. both days at all buildings.
This is an important opportunity to discuss
your childs progress with the teachers.
Everyone is strongly urged to participate.
Please mark your calendar. There will be no
school on February 12.
The junior class parents will again be hosting
the After Prom this year. The next meeting
will be on Feb 8 in the commons at 7:00. All
junior parents may attend. Donations are
being collected to sponsor this event. If you
have not been contacted and would be interested in donating, please contact Lou Cinda
Horstman at 419-594-3749.
Paulding Schools are asking that Valentine
flowers/gifts not be delivered to students at
the school. Other arrangements should be
made to deliver such items. We appreciate
your cooperation in this matter.
A countywide preschool screening will be
offered February 5 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00
p.m. at the Antwerp Methodist Church for
children up to 5 years old. Snow date is February 12. A second screening will be offered
March 11 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in
Paulding from 9:00-2:00 p.m. Snow date
March 18. All students interested in attending Preschool next year must be screened.
PHS will be hosting the following tournaments:
Feb 23 & 26-Div II Boys Sectional
Feb 25 & 27-Div II Girls District


JH Wrestling
Feb. 1 NWC-Allen East
Feb. 6 Antwerp@ WT
Varsity Wrestling
Feb. 6 NWC-H
Feb. 11 County Meet-WT
Feb. 13 Rossford Inv-T
JH Boys Basketball
Feb. 4 Defiance-H
Feb. 6 NWC JH Semi-Finals-CV
Feb. 9 Delphos Jefferson-H
Feb. 13 NWC JH Finals-CV
Feb. 16 Lincolnview-T
Freshman Basketball
Feb. 2 Hicksville-H
Feb. 6 Liberty Center-T
Feb. 9 Edgerton-H
Boys JV/Varsity Basketball
Feb. 2 Hicksville-H
Feb. 5 Delphos Jefferson-H
Feb. 6 Liberty Center-T
Feb. 13 Bryan-H
Feb. 18 Edgerton-T
Feb. 19 Lincolnview-H
JH Girls Basketball
Feb. 4 Defiance-T
Feb. 9 Delphos Jefferson-T
Feb. 16 Lincolnview-H
Girls JV/Varsity Basketball
Feb. 4 Delphos St. John-T
Feb. 9 Defiance-T



Feb. 1 Parent-Teacher Conf

Feb. 1 Band Bstr Mtg-Band Room 7:00p
Feb. 2 Board Meeting-Adm. Bldg. 7:00p
Feb. 3 Athletic Booster Meeting
Feb. 4 County Spelling Bee-Payne 7:00p
Feb. 6 ACT Test
Feb. 8 Parent-Teacher Conf
Feb. 15 NO SCHOOL-unless make up day
Feb. 16 PE PTO Meeting
Feb. 16 FFA Alumni Meeting
Feb. 19 Science Fair-Auditeria 3:00-5:00p
Feb. 20-27 National FFA Week
The quiz bowl competition that took place in
Feb. 22 Vantage Open House
November 2015, in which PHS won the
Feb. 23 Mid-Term reports sent home
NWC Championship, will be broadcasted on
Feb. 26 OE. Kdg. Fam Reading Day 2:30p
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