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PAULDING Officials are declining
to release any details in the recent homicide of a young woman in Paulding.
Paulding Police are still searching for
Frank Tracy Jr., age 47, of Paulding. A
murder warrant was issued for him in
connection with the death of Hannah
Fischer, 21. Fischers body was found
just before 5 p.m. on Feb. 9 at 119 W.
Perry St. Apt. C in Paulding. Reportedly, the couple shared the apartment,
which had been rented to Tracy.
The warrant, filed in Paulding County Court, remains sealed.

Many questions remain unanswered,

and officials are keeping quiet on the
No information has been released
regarding the time of death, cause of
death, or why law enforcement believes
Tracy is involved. Blood was found in
a nearby vehicle that was towed from
the scene, but it is unclear whether the
blood matches Fischers.
Funeral services for the Montpelier
native were held Feb. 18 in Montpelier.
More than 250 mourners attended.
On Feb. 12, Defiance County Sheriffs Office deputies found what is believed to be Tracys gold/beige Chevy

Silverado at a residence on Ashpacher

Road near Ohio 15 in the area of Brunersburg. The truck was towed, apparently to the Paulding Police Department.
Records indicate that the Paulding
County Sheriffs Office reported the
pickup truck as stolen at 5:58 p.m. Feb.
12. The truck was found on Ashpacher
Road at 6:08 p.m. and deputies were on
the scene at 6:18 p.m.
Capt. Chris Clawson of the Defiance
County Sheriffs Office said their deputies checked a couple of residences
of who he thinks were known acquaintances of Tracy.

The suspects whereabouts are not

known, but some speculate that he has
left the area and some speculate that
other persons are involved and Tracy
may be dead. The lack of facts has fueled rumors as residents try to understand what happened and a named suspect remains at large.
To protect evidence for trial, the
prosecuting attorney doesnt want anything released, Police Chief Randy
Crawford told the Progress.
Anyone with information about Tracys whereabouts is urged to contact
the Paulding Police Department at 419399-3311.

Relay For Life annual kickoff raises over $4,000

Library birthday
event March 3

Feature Writer
County Relay For Life raised
over $4,000 last Saturday night
at its annual kick-off held at
the Paulding Eagles. Through
the effort of teams, a major auction based on local donations
and personal donations, the
young effort for the 2016 Relay
For Life now has raised $10,637
towards this years ultimate goal
of $84,000.
It was a fun night and we
are really excited about all of
the participation, commented
program chairman Jillene McMichael. Peoples donations
toward the auction were amazing. I am so proud of the people
of this county and the way they
get behind this effort.
A crowd of people gathered for the annual kick-off event for the countys Relay For Life efforts This years actual relay will
over the weekend. Over $4,000 was generated through an auction and team activity. To date over be held once again at the Pauld$10,000 had been realized toward this years goal of $84,000.
ing County Fairgrounds and

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Feb. 26. Lunch will be
served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
and dinner from 4-7 p.m.
The public is welcome.

County Carnegie Library is
hosting an event marking the
100th annniversary of the
librarys opening day. The
public is invited to attend a
reception from 12:30-7 p.m.
Thursday, March 3. A ribbon
cutting will be held at 1:30

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Edition or Section with its historical publication, Visions of

Paulding County Volume 16.
This edition presented
the second part of a
timeline of history of Paulding
County covering nearly
50 years of
growth from
the canal era
to the dawn of
the 20th century.
Visions is a yearly
special section edited and
designed by Progress editor
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Referring to Visions and
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will kick off at 6 p.m., June 3.

In addition to team participation,
residents will have an opportunity to honor friends and loved
ones through luminaria tribute,
donate items for sale and generate other ways to raise funding
for the local cause.
One individual who was
present on Saturday was extremely grateful for the local
Relay and the National Cancer
Society. Dean Miller, who was
diagnosed with bone cancer in
2010, went into remission over
the past several years. Then,
just a month ago, he discovered
that the dreaded disease has returned.
It originally started in my
prostate and went to my bones.
Ive started radiation again; it is
considered incurable but they
can treat it, said Miller on SatSee RELAY, page 2A

Ray Keck, called a Paulding County historian and genealogist extraordinaire, was honored to
be the first to ring the countys Ohio bicentennial bell in 2003. He passed away last week.

A tribute to Ray E. Keck

By Susan Pieper
Paulding County Carnegie Library, director/
I believe that when a person passes away,
there should be a record of where they are laid
to rest.
This simple statement was one quietly uttered
by a man who tirelessly researched and published
volumes of records recording the history of
Paulding Countys citizens.
Ray Keck was a simple man with a great
passion for research and history. Not simply
the history of a nation, a state or a county, but


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the history of each individual. In many counties

throughout Ohio and the nation, researchers are
hard-pressed to find these types of records, but
rural Paulding County Ohio is blessed. Blessed
to have the visions of our older citizens keeping
alive the philosophy of writing it down.
Ray Kecks passion for recording the details of
Paulding Countys citizens began almost thirty
years ago when he realized that there was not a
good index or record book of Paulding Countys
veterans of foreign wars. Being a veteran of the
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Good people give Oakwood an added resource

Progress Staff Writer
Part 3 of a Series
Mayor Brian Ripke returns to
the office he once held back
in 1997. Ripke resigned after
7-1/2 years of service due to
health issues. Now, the longtime Oakwood resident is
looking forward to meeting the
many small town challenges
and using his experience to
move the village forward.
I told council at our very
first meeting back in early
January that we need to all
work together in building a
solid working relationship. I
know most of the council but
have not worked with them.
For the most part, this is a
young group and as we learn
to work together we will also
work at including the trustees
from both Auglaize and Brown
townships, said Ripke.
When it comes to leadership, Ripke believes that communication is important.
Speaking to people one-onone is the best way to communicate. When theres a problem
or issue, you have to talk it out.
When you explain your view
and they have the opportunity
to share their view, there is
usually a better understanding.
I certainly dont rule with an
iron fist and I have no problem
admitting when Im wrong,
Ripke said.
Ripke believes that he as
well as the council share some

common goals with top priority being downtown revitalization.

We have a challenge before us when it comes to revitalization. The village has its
share of dwellings that need
cleaned up and we need to do
all we can to bring pride into
the village and get some of the
blighted areas looking better,
said Ripke.
Ripke is excited about the
grant that has been received to
clean the water wells, which
is certainly a positive for the
village, but he has other goals.
Repaving streets, alley work
and getting the first business
in the industrial park are at the
top of his list.
Doing the many projects on
the mayors wish list requires
Thats always the challenge. Having the funding to
do necessary projects to benefit
the community, said Ripke.
Grant money is out there, but
you have to go after it. Myself
and our village administrator,
John Keyes, will work aggressively to get needed funding to
benefit the village. Working
with the Maumee Valley Planning Organization and the CIC
are valuable resources that will
support our efforts and give us
One advantage Ripke believes is a plus is owning their
own natural gas company.
The Oakwood Municipal Gas
Company will belong to the

village in 16 years. Once the

20-year loan is paid off, the
cost of natural gas will be reduced for the residents, according to Ripke.
The benefit of the gas company and lower prices in the

uct will save future researchers

hours of time when looking
for military history or service
of their loved-ones. That first
book was published in 1989.
While researching the veterans record book, Mr. Keck
found an alarming gap in local
cemetery records. There are 79
cemetery records in the county,
and Ray inspired a growing
troop of volunteers to visit each
grave site, recording each stone
or grave marker and ascertaining each resting spot of every
This comprehensive work
resulted in an 600+ page book
hand-typed (back and front for

a total of over 1200 total pages)

plus index of all the cemetery
inscriptions of those who are
buried in the county to 1986.
Although published in 1989,
volunteers continue to update
these records regularly.
As Kecks research became
more involved, he found that
there was a need for a comprehensive high school graduate
index for all students graduating from high schools in Paulding County. Senior Classes
of all County High Schools,
1880-2000 continues to provide
quick access to researchers
trying to find when and where
their ancestor graduated from

future, plus water, sewer and

a major state highway, place
the village in a good position
to grow as the mayor sees it.
Right now, Ripke would like
to see the village adopt one
garbage collection service.

Currently, we have several

different companies coming
into town on various days.
These heavy trucks bring wear
and tear on our streets and we
could do much better with just
one service picking up everyones garbage. This is what
is taking place in other small
villages like ours and it seems
to work well for them, commented Ripke.
With several new mayors in
the county, Ripke noted that
the county mayors association
has had a restart, which he believes will be helpful in seeking advice and having someone close by to share ideas.
When it comes to changes
that Ripke would like to see
take place in Oakwood, he
goes back to his goals.
Revitalization, building
personal relationships with the
local citizens and having people feel the importance of coming to council meetings, said
Ripke. People need to feel
that they can come to council
meetings and get what they
ask for. This is a good community to live in. People are more
than just taxpayers. People really like and want to help other
Ripke, and his wife Pam,
who is a nurse at Parkview
Hospital, have what he calls a
family affair in owning the
Oakleaf Restaurant in downtown Oakwood. Owning a
restaurant has been a dream of

My grandpa, Willard
McVey, died 20 years ago
on Valentines Day and I remember how we would come
into the restaurant for coffee
every day, Monday through
Friday, and we would sit in the
fifth booth. And now today I
own the restaurant. Everyday
when I come in I think of my
grandpa, said Ripke.
Oakwood is home to my
family and I care what happens
here. I like the restaurant business and talking to people. Ive
been involved in the ball association and coached softball 33
years, served on the Oakwood
Homecoming committee, and
Ive been a fireman and an
EMT. Being involved in your
community is very important,
Ripke said.
Whether its a business, like
a restaurant, or a resident who
lives on a quiet street, Ripke
sees people who truly care and
support each other. Oakwood,
with its many resources to draw
from and to look to for growth
may find their greatest asset
next door their neighbor
people who desire the very best
that will work together to bring
pride and a positive future.
Note: Five new mayors took
office in the county in January:
Steve Wober of Payne Village,
Ray DeLong of Antwerp Village, Brian Ripke of Oakwood
Village, Greg Reinhart of
Paulding Village, and Donna
Greear of Broughton Village.
We will be interviewing each.

high school. Since the library

has an almost complete collection of most of the high school
yearbooks, researchers are
oftentimes able to immediately
turn to the original book for
photos and class activities of
their kin.
Mr. Kecks dedication and
tenacity was an inspiration to
others around him. Not only
older citizens but younger
citizens are now seeing the
importance of recording history
and family records. On aging,
Ray once commented, When I
retired in 1986 I did not want to
just sit around. I found a need
and I am continuing to do what
I can to take care of that need. I
have seen many of my friends
and generation laid to rest before their time. If older people
stay active and keep their minds
alert, they can be of service to
the public for many years.
The seed of Rays public service passion was perhaps planted by what some would consider a disability or disadvantage.
Mr. Keck had eyesight in only
one eye. After he returned from
his service in the war, he was
not able to be hired for factory
work, so all the jobs he found
were public-service related.
Whether working for the
phone company or in his own
store, Ray gained valuable

insight and passion for public

service a passion that may
not have been ignited if he had
not had to overcome his vision
To date there have been eighteen books published, edited
or compiled by Ray Keck. In
addition to the aforementioned,
Keck has his name on census
indexes, records of first families
of Paulding County, mortality
records, histories of Payne,
Ohio and vicinity, obituaries
and family histories of former
residents of the county, early
births of the county and early
marriages of Paulding County.
For years, Mr. Keck could
be found every Tuesday seated
at a table in the local history/
genealogy wing of the Paulding County Carnegie Library.
Surrounded by volunteers,
Ray continually pored over
records, verified facts, updated
resources and found answers to
researchers questions or at
least, pointed them to one of the
many unique titles that will provide the information they need.
In his later years he continued to dream and have visions
of the future. His goal was to
see an online master-database
of every individuals name that
has died in Paulding County.
Then, attached to their name
would include information

that would lead the researcher

to one of the numerous handtyped books written, compiled
and/or edited by Keck.
Can you imagine? Future
generations looking up information for a genealogy project
and finding not only the name
of their ancestor, but birth information, marriage, war, high
school, mortality and cemetery
records? The online comprehensive master-database of
Paulding Countys citizens
was a dream of Mr. Kecks a
dream that because of his vision, dedication and inspiration
will surely become a reality.
If not in his lifetime, then in
the lifetime of those he has
inspired to carry on this noble
A life dedicated to public
service a life dedicated to
recording todays and yesterdays history for tomorrows
researcher a life worthy of
recognition and tribute. Ray
Kecks passing has left a void
in the world of the Paulding
County Carnegie Library and
the Paulding County Chapter of
the Genealogy Society.
Perhaps someone, someday
will pick up the torch and carry
on the great works and vision
of an amazing man who will
be sincerely missed, but never

Joe Shouse/Paulding County Progress

Oakwoods new mayor, Brian Ripke, returned to office in

January after an absence of several years. A business owner,
youth softball coach and former firefighter and EMT, he believes
that being involved in your community is very important.

Continued from Page 1A

South Pacific Theater in World

War II, he knew the importance
of legacy. (Regarding WW II,
Keck says he volunteered to
be inducted, meaning that the
army would not take him with
only one good eye. He hopped
in line anyway, memorized the
eye chart and ended up ranked
a Technician 5 with the U.S.
In the mid-1980s, Keck singlehandedly researched, compiled and typed an exhaustive
index of all veterans of foreign
wars for Paulding County from
1775-1989. Utilizing public
records, newspapers and personal interviews, his final prod-


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excellence when editors combine a thoughtful approach to content with good writing and sparkling
Visions has earned four previous first-place
awards and two second-place honors.
Finally, a third-place award for Best Feature
Photo was given to editor Melinda Kricks photo
of a spiderweb dripping with morning dew on a
clothesline. A beautiful image that surprises us,

Continued from Page 1A
urday evening. Relay For Life
offers such a hope, knowing that
people are working so hard to
find a cure.
It (Relay) means that there
are people who care no matter
who you are, continued Miller.
It means so much to know that
people are trying to help. I am so
thankful for the people that are
close to me in this.

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ONA annual conference in Columbus. A total of
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All entries were taken from editions published
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Linda Baumert represented a

group of people from the Antwerp United Methodist Church
who had worked hard baking
goodies to be sold in order to
raise Relay money.
My mother died from pancreatic cancer, said Baumert.
She walked the survivor lap for
several years. I am doing this in
honor of her.
Others such as Michelle Russell from Defiance dedicated
her painting talent to set up an
exhibit in honor of a cousin who
had passed away from cancer as
well as a grandma, who had suffered from the disease.
Its very, very important to
me to do all I can to raise money
for this, said Russell.
Another out-of-town person
who came to Paulding when
they heard of the kick-off was
Kat Liddy from Fort Wayne
who makes jewelry. Liddy said
that she keeps her eyes open for
area benefits and then donates
a portion of her income to that
cause. She said that as soon as
she learned of the Paulding
event she planned to attend.

I do a lot of benefits whether

it is fund-raising, work needs,
church, organizations such as
cancer or everyday living,
stressed Liddy.
McMichael said that the mission of Relay For Life nationwide is donating money to find
a cure for cancer.
I do feel like the people of
Paulding County have such a
tight sense of community, said
McMichael. I am unbelievably
proud of the way adults and children work for Relay for Life in
our county.
Paulding County resident
Nicole Gross connected with
fund-raising support through an
organization known as, Aroma
Therapy Body Treatment, to
assist in her fund-raising efforts.
I belong to Country Inn
team; a portion of my sales goes
to them, said Gross. I had a
friend that I worked with for
many years. Now she is in and
out of the hospital for treatment.
Its amazing how this draws us
closer together. I visit her regularly in the hospital; we keep
close touch with each other.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 3A

Obituaries Updated weekdays at www.progressnewspaper.org


Hernandez; and nieces and

She was preceded in death
by siblings, Johnnie Cain,
Janice Salter, Patti Wells and
Karen Johnson.
Funeral services were FriFeb. 19 at Den Herder FuPHYLLIS BAXTER day,
neral Home, Paulding. Burial
will be at a later date.
PAULDING Phyllis In lieu of flowers, the famMelvina Baxter, age 78, died ily requests donations made to
Monday, Feb. 15 at Van Wert Paulding County Senior CenInpatient Hospice.
ter or a charity of the donors
She was
born Oct.
Online condolences may be
19, 1937 in
sent to www.denherderfh.com.
Ohio, the
OAKWOOD - David Alan
of the late
Sproul, 68, of Oakwood, died
Levi M.
Monday, Feb. 15 at his resiand Viola
E. (Scott)
Cain. She retired from GM He was born April 28, 1947
Powertrain, Defiance and was in Defia member of UAW #211. She ance to
was pastor at the former Beth- Leslie and
lehem Temple, Paulding.
She is survived by her sib- ( G r a n t )
lings, Leona Brown, Van S p r o u l .
faWert, Wayne (Alice) Cain, His
Fostoria, Debra Bess Cain, ther is deFort Wayne, and Douglas ceased, his
Keith (Beverly) Cain, Fort m o t h e r ,
Wayne; special friend, Joni now Colleen Jeffers, survives

in Broughton.
Also surviving are a daughter, Angela Sproul of Oakwood; three grandchildren,
Jacob Sproul of Texas, Paige
Meyer of Ney, and Militia
Gray of Bryan; a sister, Joanne Tuttobene of Defiance;
and a brother, Thomas Jeffers
of Deshler.
David was retired from
Campbell Soup, where he was
a union steward. He was a volunteer for Auglaize Village.
A funeral service was held
Tuesday, Feb. 23 at Heitmeyer
Funeral Home, Oakwood,
with Pastor Brent Gibson officiating.
Memorials may be made to
a charity of the donors choice.
Condolences can be expressed at www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com.

If my dad were still living,

he would turn 85 years old today. But God had other plans,
and Dad passed away in May
2000, at the age of 69. Every
year on his birthday we still
remember what day it is.
My dad left me a legacy of
wonderful memories and of
precious love. My dad was
quiet in a group, but if you
knew him, you would find
him cracking a few jokes and
find he had a sense of humor.
Dad grew up in a family of 13
children. He was the third oldest. There were three girls and
10 boys.
Dad found out early in life
how to work, and it stayed
with him all his life. He was
an early riser and never liked
going to bed late. If he did
have free time, he loved taking care of his purple martin
birdhouses or reading. I inherited my love of reading
from him. If he found a good
book, he would always ask me
if I wanted to read the book.
Dad loved to read educational
books and learn new things.
Dad passed away about five
weeks before we had Loretta.
Benjamin, 16, doesnt remember him, but the older girls remember him for teasing them
a lot.
Ill never forget when our
first son, Benjamin, was born.
I had him at home, with Joes
aunt Sylvia being my midwife. Mom was also there, and
after Benjamin was born, Dad
and my sister Verena brought
our daughters Elizabeth, Susan and Verena back home to
meet their new little brother.
At first they didnt want
to look at the baby, and we
couldnt figure out why. Finally they said, Well, Grandpa said that we have a brother
now and that he will be able to
handle all three of us. They
couldnt figure out how that
could be when they saw little
4-pound, 13-ounce Benjamin!
We had a good laugh about
it. Benjamin is not so little
anymore, and is taller than all
his sisters.
My uncle Emanuels birthday is also today. He is a year
older than dad. If you get to
read this, Uncle Emanuel, I
wish you a happy 86th birthday! May God bless you and
Aunt Leah with good health!
I had the privilege of visiting with Emanuel and Leah
in Marysville at Uncle Benjis viewing. Their daughter,
cousin Emma, lives in Salem,

and good health to everyone.

This week Ill share the recipe for pepper steak potatoes.
A good winter evening meal!
5 small potatoes, cut into slices
1/2 cup water
1 pound beef steaks, cut into
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium green pepper, cut
into strips
1 small onion, chopped
pepper to taste
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 cup beef broth
Cook potatoes in water until
tender. Saut beef and garlic
in oil until meat is no longer
pink. Remove and keep warm.
Drain drippings. In the same
skillet, saut pepper and onion. Return beef to pan and
add potatoes and pepper. In
a small saucepan, combine
cornstarch and broth until
smooth. Bring to a boil and
cook until thickened. Drizzle
over meat mixture and toss.

CECIL Ida M. Colwell,
69, of Cecil, passed away Saturday, Feb. 13 at Defiance Inpatient Hospice Center.


Gonzales, age 52, died Tuesday, Feb. 16 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort
He was born Feb. 27, 1963
in San Antonio, the son of Rachel (Uribe) and the late Ale-

An Amish fathers
legacy remembered

Ind., and was also at the viewing. I hadnt seen Emma in

years. After we looked more
than once, we recognized
each other. My thoughts are
with Emma, as she has been a
widow for almost nine years.
A few years before she lost
her husband, their almost
15-year-old son was killed.
Emma has 12 children living
yet, with all but a few married,
if I am correct.
Yesterday the girls and I attended sister Emmas Tupperware party. She served a delicious lunch to everybody afterward. We picked up daughter Elizabeth to go with us to
the party. Then in the evening
Timothy and Elizabeth came
here for supper.
Timothy is on crutches and
will probably be off work for
several weeks yet. A week
ago he was cutting a piece
of log with a chainsaw when
it somehow slipped and went
through his shoe, cutting right
into his foot. He goes to get it
checked out every few days.
Elizabeth changes the bandages every six hours around
the clock.
Its been very hard for him
to sit quietly, especially knowing there isnt any income
coming in and the payments
are still due every month. I
told them God will provide if
they keep their trust in him,
although I do understand their
concern. Accidents like that
can happen so fast. Hopefully
it will heal quickly and without too much nerve damage in
his foot.
We wish Gods blessings
To soften the sorrow,
To comfort the living,
Flowers say it
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age 91, died Wednesday, Feb.
17, at his residence.
He was born June 20, 1924
in Paulding, the son of the late
Orvel and
Keck. On
June 19,
1948, he
Carrie G.
who preceded him
in death
on Oct. 16, 2002. He was employed by Paulding-Putnam
Electric Cooperative, retiring in 1986, and was a U.S.
Army WWII veteran. He was
a member of Paulding United
Methodist Church; lifetime
member of Paulding VFW
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(Dangler) Kadesch passed on
Sunday, Feb. 21 at The Gardens of Paulding at the age of
She was born Dec. 9, 1922,
the daughter of Seth and Albertha (Wittmer) Dangler. On
June 11, 1942, she married
Francis Dale Kadesch on his
birthday. Dale preceded her in
death on May 4, 2003.
She is survived by a daughter,
Sharon (Richard) Kepler; two
sons, Gary (Linda) Kadesch and
Ronnie (Vicki) Kadesch; six
grandchildren, Sharolee (Jeffrey) Huet, Brian (Sandra) Kepler, Steven (Jennifer) Kadesch,
Tisha Sandys, Kody (Beth)
Kadesch and Kassi (Jared) Easley; six great-grandchildren,
Nathan and Shelby Huet, Paige,
Isabel and Logan Sandys and
Benjamin Kadesch; and two
great-stepgrandchildren, Katerina and Ryan Betts.
She also was preceded in
death by her parents; two brothers, Sylvester and Virgil Dangler; and a sister, Ruth Hanenkratt.
Visitation will be held Friday,
Feb. 26 from noon until time of
services in the Paulding First
Christian Church on Emerald
Funeral services will be held
at 2 p.m. in the church with the
Rev. Jesse Blevins and Seth
Stout officiating. Burial will be
in Cooper-Haines Cemetery,
Paulding, on Ohio 500.
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Historical Society; and First
Families of Ohio where he had
served as chairman He won
The State of Ohio Citizen of
the Year award; The History Award from the National
D.A.R.; as well as numerous Volunteer of the Year
awards. Ray penned several
hardbound books of Paulding
County records for genealogy.
He was the first veteran from
WWII to ring the Paulding
County Bicentennial Bell.
He is survived by his daughter, Rae Ann (Rev. Tim) Pieper,
of Arcanum; granddaughters,
Becky Pieper, Marie Pieper,
Lona (Eric) Trombley and
Mary Pieper; great-grandchildren, Byron Cullison, Timothy,
Logan, Ethan, Eli and Elizabeth Trombley; and sisters,
Justine Holtsberry, Paulding,
and Joy Harris, Hicksville.
He was also preceded in
death by a brother, Roy B.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, Feb. 22 at Den
Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with the Rev. Tim Pieper
officiating. Burial followed in
Hedges Cemetery with military graveside rites accorded
by VFW Post #587.
In lieu of flowers, the family
is requesting donations made
to Paulding County Genealogical Society or Paulding United
Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be
sent to www.denherderfh.com.

jandros S. Gonzales.
He is survived by his
mother, Rachel Hill; wife,
Brandi (Kline); children, Esperanch Kline, James Isabella,
Genevieve, Joshua, Gonzales
and Jacob Campos; siblings,
Mark, Robert, Joe, Cynthia,
Caroline, Jessica and Melinda;
and 10 grandchildren.
He also was preceded in
death by his brother Bubba;
grandmother, Delores Uribe;
and grandson, Jesus Trinadad.
Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 20 at Den Herder
Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests donations made to his
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Support Blakely
for state central

Dear Editor,
Cheryl Blakely is a candidate for Republican State
Central Committee in the
Northwest Ohio counties of
Hardin, Van Wert, Putnam,
Paulding, Defiance, Logan,
Fulton, Williams, Auglaize,
Hancock and Henry. In the
eight years I have known her,
she has demonstrated a love
for her country by being involved in various projects at
the local, state and national
She is a true conservative
and walks that walk daily.
She educates herself on many
topics such as private property rights, Common Core,
immigration and healthcare;
and is very proactiveon these
issues as well. Cheryl is concerned about the large number
of conservative voters who no
longer vote because the candidates they allow us to vote
for no longer represent their
constituents nor share the
same values. The Republican
Party needs a transfusion of
new life blood for its overall
health if it is to survive.
She firmly believes that our
leaders should stand firm on
the principles of the U.S. and
Ohio Constitution which at
one time made us a great state
and nation. Too many of our
leaders have become career
politicians instead of true
statesmen and are only interested in being elected again
and again. She believes it is
her duty to run for state central committee and make the
party better by putting new
people in office more often
and make the party stronger
by voting for statesmen rather
than career politicians.
Please elect Cheryl Blakely,
new life support for the Re-

publican Party, who believes

in smaller government, less
taxes, and will uphold your
First and Second Amendment
rights. Please stay awake and
vote for Cheryl Blakely if you
believe in a stronger, better,
Republican Party.
Linda Bishop

Riedel for rep

Dear Editor:
Next month, the people of
the 82nd House District of
Ohio will be voting on a state
representative for representation of this district. This is an
important decision that each
person must make, it will determine how the state of Ohio
will function in the coming
months. I am sure that the
people of the 82nd are well
aware of the importance of
their decision-making process
and have studied the candidates positions thoroughly;
but in case you have not, I am
writing this article to encourage you to do so and suggest
whom I consider the best
candidate for this important
Running for the Office as
the 82nd House District Representative is Mr. Craig Riedel. I have had the pleasure
of knowing Craig for many
years and have found him to
be a very sincere, honest and
knowledgeable man about
many subjects. He is particularly interested in how the
government is managed and
how efficient it is.
Mr. Riedel is a born leader!
He is a very good listener
and has the unique ability of
thinking over what has been
said before he speaks. He is
always polite with the people with whom he comes in
contact and has a warm smile
when greeting them.
Craig has been active in
leadership roles as he is deeply involved with the Athletic
Boosters for Defiance High
School. He was instrumental
in working on the passage of
the Defiance School levy that
was passed two years ago in
the building of a new high
school for the city of Defiance. He is committed to his
community, as he is a member
of the Defiance Rotary and
Defiance Elks, he also volunteered to coach both youth
baseball and youth basketball.
Mr. Riedel is not only
committed to his community
but also is very active in his
church. He has been on the
Pastoral Council of St. Mary
Catholic Church and is presently an Eucharistic Minister
in the church.
Once you have met Craig
Riedel, you will realize that

he has your best interest at

stake; and he will do what is
necessary to assure you that
he is interested in your health,
safety and well-being. I can
think of no other person as
sincere and honest as Craig. I
recommend him for the position of representative for the
district without reservation.
Roger L. Gardner
Kingwood, Texas

Donation is

Dear Editor,
I cant thank [the Paulding Progress] enough for the
donation of the 1956 Springfield Post (Progress donates
historical newspapers, Feb.
10). I found the paper listed
in the Bibliographic Checklist
of African American Newspapers, by Barbara K. Henritze.
Evidently, it was printed from
1956 to 1960. This is a wonderful addition to our local
history collection, especially
since it adds to our resources
in African-American History.
Thanks again for sending
it home!
Cathy Hackett
reference department,
County Public Library

positive impact on our area.

For too long, northwest
Ohio has been left on the
back burner. The hierarchy
in Columbus needs to be challenged. I believe Craig Riedel
is the right candidate for the
position of Representative of
the 82 House District. I believe he can break down the
barriers and move us forward.
Thank you for your consideration when you Vote on
March 15.
Rita Kissner

Riedel has letter

writers vote

Dear Editor,
I attended the Heartland
Patriots Meet the Candidates night in Van Wert
about a week ago. I posed a
question to our current State
Representative Tony Burkley
about House Bill 190. Mr.
Burkley is a co-author of the
bill. I asked him if he thought
the current wind turbine setback laws holding up Apex
from building Phases 1 and
2 in Van Wert should be a
township/village decision or
a county level decision. He
dodged my direct question
with why he drafted HB 190.
His answer was legitimate
as to why he co-authored the
bill. I supported what he said.
But he did not answer my
Dear Editor,
So I respectfully probed
On March 15 we have the
him to give his opinion on
opportunity to vote for local, who should have the say, our
state and federal political can- three commissioners or our
didates. I am writing to ask
township level trustees and
you to support Craig Riedel
village councils about setback
for State Representative.
laws. He dodged again. His
Craig and his family first
challenger, Craig Riedel, not
came to Defiance in 1989
only answered my question,
They lived in Grand Rapids
for a few years but returned
said he is not against alterin 2002 and have become ac- native energy at all, but he
tive members of the Defiance is against companies that are
community. Their children,
subsidized. Mr. Riedel went
Steve and Renee, both gradon to say that he supports a
uated from Defiance High
decision to filter down and
School and, with advanced
empower the township/village
education, have gone on to
level representatives.
professional jobs in Colum I know many people who
bus and Chicago, respective- are for and against this wind
farm project. Mr. Riedel had
Recently retired, Craig has the courage to give the people
a passion for public service
an answer, right or wrong,
and is running in the Repubdepending on where you
lican Primary for the 82nd
stand. Mr. Burkley answered
House District. His opponent like a politician. Is that what
is Tony Burkley from Payne
we want in our leaders? I am
who is in his second term. It
strongly supporting Mr. Rieis time for a change!
del and Ive gotten to know
Craig has 27 years of expe- him pretty well since then.
rience in private business ex- He is a genuine, sincere, paspansion and has a strong stra- sionate and charismatic man.
tegic planning background.
I hope those who are voting
He is fiscally conservative
in the Republican primary
and understands the limits of are willing to look into Mr.
industrial regulations Craig
Riedel and give him a chance.
is a communicator, a listener I know he has my vote 100
and a team player. He would percent.
bring strong Christian leaderJeremy Kitson
ship to the position and have

Riedel would have

positive impact

Common Pleas
Civil Docket

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

and husband; et ux., and wife.

In the matter of: Wayne R. Jones, Antwerp and Karen Lynn Jones, Defiance.
Dissolution of marriage.
Steven Boroff, Scott and Heather Boroff, Scott vs. Erie Insurance Company,
Columbus. Money only.
Marriage Licenses
Colton Alan Hall, 19, Antwerp, machine operator and Katie Elizabeth Hunt,
19, Cecil, retail employee. Parents are
Craig Hall and Susana Perez; and Joseph
Hunt and Stacy Kwiatkowski.
Donald Leroy Smith, 27, Paulding,
labor and Jessica Ann Wolford, 35,
Paulding, labor. Parents are James Donald Smith and Margaret Marcum; and
Alvin Roy Simonin and Cathy Keeran.
Jason Lynn Grace, 41, Paulding, carpenter and Kiersten Anne Sunday, 27,
Paulding, ER clerk. Parents are Larry
Grace and Kimberley Crabill; and Verl
Sunday and Mary Bakle.
Ronald Franklin Harsh Sr., 44, Paulding, forklift operator and Heather Lee
Powell, 29, Paulding, laborer. Parents
are Roger E. Harsh Sr. and Mildred
Clemons; and Claude L. Powell and Dianne Boyd.
Administration Docket
In the Estate of Catherine Snellenberger, last will and testament filed.

For the Record

In the Estate of Patsy I. Bland, last will

and testament filed.
In the Estate of Marilyn M. Lytle, last
will and testament filed.
In the Estate of James E. Laney Jr., last
will and testament filed.
Criminal Docket
Ashley N. Jordan, 25, of Belleville,
Mich., was sentenced to four years community control sanctions for forgery
(F4). Conditions of her sanctions included 62 days jail with credit given for
time served, comply with drug and alcohol prohibitions, submit to random tests,
get and keep a job, obtain her GED and
pay $526 court costs. Contraband seized
may be destroyed by law enforcement.
She may submit a written itemized list
of items for return from Antwerp Police
Department within 30 days or the goods
will be forfeited.
Jaerria Janice Jordan, 21, of Detroit,
was sentenced to four years community
control sanctions for forgery (F4). Conditions of her sanctions included 62 days
jail with credit given for time served,
comply with drug and alcohol prohibitions, submit to random tests, get and
keep a job, obtain her GED and pay $480
court costs. Contraband seized may be
destroyed by law enforcement. She may
submit a written itemized list of items for
return from Antwerp Police Department
within 30 days or the goods will be for-

It is the policy of the Paulding County Progress to publish public records as they are
reported or released by various agencies. Names appearing in For the Record are
published without exception, to preserve the fairness and impartiality of the Progress
and as a news service to our readers.

Diamond Howard, 21, of Detroit, was
sentenced to four years community control sanctions for forgery (F4). Conditions of her sanctions included 62 days
jail with credit given for time served,
comply with drug and alcohol prohibitions, submit to random tests, get and
keep a job, obtain her GED and pay $521
court costs. Contraband seized may be
destroyed by law enforcement. She may
submit a written itemized list of items for
return from Antwerp Police Department
within 30 days or the goods will be forfeited.
Jeremy J. Sharp, 37, of Oakwood, was
sentenced to 17 months with the Ohio
Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections for forgery (F4) with 41 days
credit for time served. He must pay court
costs, which includes $880 restitution to
one victim and $1,050 to another. A second charge, theft (F4), was dismissed per
plea agreement.
Billy Joe Mills, 45, of Antwerp, was
scheduled for a March 21 pretrial conference and an April 26 jury trial for aggravated arson (F2).
Alfonso N. Gonzales Jr., 44, of Paulding, was scheduled for a March 9 pretrial conference regarding his indictment
alleging illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented matter or performance (F2).
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Joe Burkard (right) was the speaker at the recent Kiwanis Club
of Paulding County meeting. Burkard, the prosecuting attorney
for Paulding County, discussed a new program that he thinks
will help solve some of the problems of drug addiction plaguing
the country. He showed a video presentation of why a person on
drugs cannot get off of them. He is working with the court to help
make it a success. Matt Miller was program chairman.

Business News

Brooke Greear recently passed

the state licensing test in January to become a licensed insurance agent for Stahl, Stoller,
Meyer Insurance. Greear is eager to help with any insurance
needs. Feel free to stop by
the office at113 N. Main St. in
Paulding, and congratulate her.

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

Benton Township
Elizabeth N. Lichty to Elizabeth N. and Johnathon J. Lichty;
Sec. 29, 1.18 acres. Warranty deed.
Jane L. Snyder Life Estate to Julie A. Dinger and Nan E. Castle, trustees; Sec. 16, 152.748 acres and Sec. 17, 78.75 acres.
Warranty deed.
Jane L. Snyder to Julie A. Dinger and Nan E. Castle, trustees;
Sec. 17, 1.25 acres. Warranty deed.
Patsy I. Bland, dec. to Shawn C. Bland; Sec. 6, 2 acres. Affidavit.
Brown Township
Dianne L. Cooper to Dianne L. Cooper Life Estate; Sec. 10,
20.37 acres. Quit claim.
Keith E. and Pamela J. Myers to Keith E. Life Estate and Pamela
J. Myers Life Estate; Sec. 7, 84.847 acres. Quit claim.
Charles E. Grimes Life Estate, dec. to Emma L. Grimes; Sec. 3,
30 acres. Affidavit.
Jackson Township
Bonnie L. Griffiths to Scott L. and Karina M. Dickinson; Lot 38,
Noneman Emerald Acres Allotment #3, 0.26 acre. Warranty deed.
Washington Township
Carolyn Kay Pruden, trustee to Steven Douglas Reed, et al.; Sec.
17, 76.99 acres. Fiduciary deed.
Cecil Village
Peggy Wendt to Roy Wendt; Lot 14, Original Plat, 0.11 acre. Quit
Grover Hill Village
Paul E. Snyder by Sheriff to US Bank, N.A.; Lot 4, Meyer Addition, 0.2 acre. Sheriffs deed.
Oakwood Village
JPMorgan Chase Bank to Michael T. Dotson; Lot 6, Meads Subdivision, 0.20 acre. Warranty deed.
Paulding Village
Brian Wayne and Adrienne Lipp to Aaron R. Gross and Sara R.
English; Lot 92, 0.182 acre. Warranty deed.
Candace J. Stoffel, et al. to Ronnie and Margaret A. Scozzari; Lots
22, 23, 32, 33, Gasser Second Addition, 0.3 acre. Warranty deed.

Police Report
Monday, Feb. 15
3:40 a.m. Officers provided witness to a deputys investigation.
3:45 p.m. Unruly juvenile complaint was handled on West
Perry Street.
6:30 p.m. Out-of-county caller told police they overheard a
threat to a Paulding County resident.
9:50 p.m. Lincoln (Nebraska) Police Department merged a
call to local police with a former resident who aired several
Tuesday, Feb. 16
2:55 p.m. A West Wall Street business reported a window
broken out.
4:35 p.m. Unwanted person complaint was handled on South
Williams Street.
8:33 p.m. Shoplifting was reported by an East Perry Street
9:25 p.m. Suspicious activity was investigated on West Baldwin Avenue involving three young males who threw something
at the callers house then ran.
Wednesday, Feb. 17
3:55 p.m. Police responded to a North Main Street business
alarm. The building was secure.
5:05 p.m. Violation of a protection order was reported from
Klingler Road. A report was sent to the prosecuting attorney.
10 p.m. Family disturbance was investigated on West Perry
Thursday, Feb. 18
6:05 a.m. A North Williams Street business reported an exterior
walk-in door had been broken and the entrance door had been tampered
with without success.
6:29 p.m. Family disturbance was looked into on East Wayne Street.
Weather report weekly summary as recorded at Paulding Villages water treatment plant

Observations recorded for the 24 hours ending at 7:30 a.m. on the morning of:


S n o w / I c e o n
H I G H L O W Rain-Melted snow Snow-Ice the ground

Feb. 16
Feb. 17
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 5A

Sheriffs Report
Wednesday, Feb. 10
10:14 p.m. Ryan Lee Fraley,
20, of Melrose, was cited for
failure to control following a
single-vehicle accident on Ohio
66 south of Road 178 in Auglaize Township. He told deputies
he was driving north in a 1999
Jeep Grand Cherokee when
he swerved to miss a deer. The
SUV slid off the ice and snow
covered road into a tree. The
vehicle was disabled and towed.
Fraley was not hurt.
Wednesday, Feb. 10
7:31 a.m. Paulding EMS
made a run from a motor vehicle accident at the intersection
of Perry and Williams streets in
Paulding. Further information
was not available.
12:30 p.m. Dog complaint
was handled on Ohio 500 in
Paulding Township.
4:26 p.m. Report of an assault
while at work in Haviland was
fielded by deputies.
10:18 p.m. Litter complaint
was lodged from Latty Village.
Thursday, Feb. 11
9:30 a.m. Two Cecil/Crane
fire units and one from Paulding
plus the Paulding EMS responded to a call concerning a semi
crashing into a pole on US 24 in
Crane Township. Further infor-

mation was not available.

Noon. Deputies arrested
Zachorie Ball.
2:01 p.m. Dog complaint was
lodged from North Main Street
in Paulding.
2:46 p.m. Car/dog accident
was handled on Road 176 in
Crane Township.
9:01 p.m. Suspicious vehicle
was seen parked in a callers
drive on Road 111 in Emerald
9:10 p.m. Prowler report
came in from Payne.
Friday, Feb. 12
1:19 a.m. Prowler complaint
came in from Payne a second
9 a.m. Suspicious vehicle was
seen on Road 1036 in Auglaize
Township from which a subject
was taking pictures of a house.
9:37 a.m. Michael Gonzales
was arrested.
10:35 a.m. Telephone harassment was looked into on Road
232 in Emerald Township.
11:53 a.m. Allen County (Indiana) Sheriffs office relayed
information about a drone flying
close to a plane over Paulding
2:30 p.m. Antwerp caller expressed concern for certain children in the village.
2:46 p.m. Dog bite complaint
was lodged from Road 230 in

Carryall Township.
2:48 p.m. Dog complaint was
was handled on Road 230 in
Carryall Township.
5:58 p.m. The sheriff relayed
information about a truck stolen
from 119 West Perry Street in
6:45 p.m. Deputies arrested
Alfonso Gonzales on a warrant.
6:50 p.m. Billy Mills was arrested on a warrant.
8:39 p.m. Dog kennel fire on
Ohio 613 in Jackson Township
was doused by fire units from
Scott, Grover Hill and Paulding.
Firefighters and the Paulding
EMS were on scene less than an
11:08 p.m. Breaking and entering was investigated in Melrose.
Saturday, Feb. 13
1:53 a.m. Suspicious male in
black clothing was seen walking
along US 24 in Crane Township.
8:20 a.m. Telephone harassment was looked into on Road
230 in Carryall Township.
8:51 a.m. Defiance County
Sheriffs office relayed information about a supposed Publishers Clearing House presentation
of Road 198 in Auglaize Township. The information was determined to be a hoax.
2:51 p.m. Melrose resident
lodged a dog complaint.

Sunday, Feb. 14
4:02 a.m. Deputies transported two subjects for Defiance
County Sheriffs office to a location on US 127 in Emerald
3:30 p.m. A subject discovered trash bags with deer parts
along Road 180 near Road 105
in Crane Township.
9:50 p.m. Telephone harassment was looked into on West
Gasser Road in Paulding.
Monday, Feb. 15
10:56 a.m. Deputies arrested
Misty Mattern on a warrant.
2:35 p.m. Benton Township
resident of Road 55 told deputies someone drove through their
2:49 p.m. Dog complaint was
handled on East Wayne Street in
5:57 p.m. Four-wheeler was
seen driving in a church yard in
9:22 p.m. A man in black was
seen prowling on Road 48 in
Latty Township.
11:07 p.m. Domestic issue
was investigated on Road 87 in
Crane Township.
Tuesday, Feb. 16
6:58 a.m. Car/deer accident
was handled on road 176 west of
Road 105 in Crane Township.
9:42 p.m. Mailboxes were
taken out on Ohio 613 in Jack-

son Township.
11:19 a.m. Attempted breaking and entering was looked into
on Ohio 500 in Benton Township.
12:39 p.m. Residential alarm
sounded from Road 170 in Auglaize Township.
2:15 p.m. Identification theft
was the complaint from Road
126 in Jackson Township.
3:34 p.m. Two Paulding fire
units and one from Cecil/Crane
Township responded to a chimney fire on Road 180 in Crane
11:22 p.m. Collision of a car
with a semi tire on US 127 in
Jackson Township was documented.
Wednesday, Feb. 17
7:48 p.m. Car/deer crash on
Ohio 66 in Brown Township
was documented.
10:40 a.m. Identification theft
by credit card use was reported
from Road 220 in Crane Township.
3:30 p.m. Deputies arrested
a subject on East Perry Street in
3:42 p.m. Damage to a car
on Ohio 637 was investigated in
Auglaize Township.
Thursday, Feb. 18
12:23 a.m. Residential alarm
sounded on Road 8 in Emerald

3:26 a.m. Prowler complaint

came in from Ohio 637 in Auglaize Township.
6:39 a.m. Damaged mailboxes were reported on Road 171 in
Auglaize Township.
8:40 a.m. Second complaint
about damaged mailboxes on
Road 171 in Auglaize Township
was fielded.
12:38 p.m. Theft from a
home on Road 12 in Washington
Township was investigated.
3:20 p.m. Cows were seen on
Road 144 in Harrison Township.
3:28 p.m. Deputies assisted Job and Family Services on
Road 1021 in Auglaize Township.
3:55 p.m. Paulding County
Health Department relayed information about a dog bite on
Road 124 in Paulding Township.
3:58 p.m. Dog complaint was
handled in Melrose.
Friday, Feb. 19
12:34 a.m. Deputies assisted
Antwerp Police Department on
North Main Street.
1:21 a.m. Telephone harassment was looked into on Road
45 in Carryall Township.
7:23 a.m. Theft from a mailbox was reported from Road 33
in Benton Township.

judgment for the plaintiff in

the sum of $868.40.
Sterling Jewelers Inc., Akron vs. Jason McClain, Payne.
Other action, judgment for
the plaintiff in the sum of
SAC Finance Inc., Auburn,
Ind. vs. Timothy Bittinger,
Paulding and Kasey Thomas,
Paulding. Other action, judgment for the plaintiff in the
sum of $3,841.29.
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance vs. Timothy D. Miller,
Paulding. Small claims, judgment for the plaintiff in the
sum of $1,603.16.
Credit Adjustments Inc.,
Defiance vs. Jeannie Fisher,
Paulding. Small claims, dismissed.
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance vs. Chad Speaks, Paulding. Small claims, judgment
for the plaintiff in the sum of
Credit Adjustments Inc.,
Defiance vs. Shannon M. Gill,
Paulding. Small claims, judgment for the plaintiff in the
sum of $2,256.03.
Criminal Docket:
Shannon M. Kraegel, Defiance, two counts passing bad
checks; $100 fine for each,
$254 costs, pay $339.80 restitution, three days jail and 177
days suspended; probation
ordered, 25 hours community
service, complete personal finance program, maintain general good behavior.
Damaris Brock, Toledo, possession marijuana; $75 fine,
$95 costs, 6-month license
suspension, concurrent with
another case.
Teresa L. Halliwill, Paulding, possession marijuana;

$75 fine, $95 costs, 6-month

license suspension, all contraband forfeited and destroyed
or put to lawful use by arresting agency.
Isaac Highwarden, Paulding, underage offense; dismissed per State, $212 costs
paid per terms of the diversion
Jordan Leiter, Cecil, theft;
dismissed without prejudice
per State, $233 costs paid per
terms of the diversion program.
Traffic Docket:
Alves F. Rossandro, New
Britain, Conn., 71/65 speed;
$33 fine, $77 costs, pay all by
Feb. 26 or sent for collection
Kenisha Silas, Fort Wayne,
80/65 speed; $43 fine, $85
Mark W. White, Defiance,
70/55 speed; $43 fine, $85
Teresa L. Halliwill, Paulding, OVI/under influence; dismissed.
Teresa L. Halliwill, Paulding, hit-skip; dismissed.
Teresa L. Halliwill, Paulding, failure to control; $68 fine,
$77 costs, pay $50 monthly,
Aug. 28 POC.
Teresa L. Halliwill, Paulding, seat belt; dismissed.
Amanda C. Bell, Eastpointe,
Mich., 88/65 speed; $43 fine,
$77 costs.
Amanda Marie Mullins, Defiance, stop sign; $53 fine, $77
Patrick M. Vanzo, Fort
Wayne, 75/65 speed; $82.51
fine, $112.49 costs, March 18
Tricia E. Berryman, Van
Wert, 50/35 speed; $43 fine,

$80 costs.
Brian Roop, Holland, 84/65
speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Judy A. Engle, Latty, 69/55
speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Chance M. Hair, Indianapolis, 82/65 speed; $43 fine, $80
Jesse A. Kaiser, Burkettsville, stop sign; $53 fine, $80
Alexander Q. Patterson, Indiana, Pa., 70/55 speed; $43
fine, $80 costs.
Reba C. Grissom, Fort
Wayne, 77/65 speed; $33 fine,
$82 costs.
Jian Cui, Berwyn, Pa., 65/55
speed; $150 fine, $95 costs,
April 29 POC.
Caroline G. Hitchcock, Carmel, Ind., 90/65 speed; $43
fine, $85 costs.
Elizabeth R. Tucker, Pontiac, Mich., 79/65 speed; $43
fine, $95 costs.
Samantha R. Linebrink, Defiance, 80/65 speed; $43 fine,
$85 costs.
Christopher M. Alaniz,
McAllen, Texas, following
closely; $53 fine, $80 costs.
Todd J. Hilton, Greenwood,
Ind., 84/65 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
David T. Ruple, Hamilton,
Ind., 83/65 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Emmunuel Juan Cruz, Taylor, Mich., 93/65 speed; $43
fine, $80 costs.
Katrina G. Richards, Albion, Ind., 78/65 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
Caroline A. Dangler, Cecil,
crossing a divided highway;
$53 fine, $77 costs.
Michaela L. Burns, Antwerp, reckless operation; $93
fine, $80 costs.

Wilberto G. Mendoza, Valparaiso, Ind., 88/65 speed; $43

fine, $77 costs.
Bonnie N. Wolfinger, Indianapolis, 82/65 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Ryan J. Fereza, Toledo, following closely; $53 fine, $80
Rolinda K. Toles, Fort
Wayne, 79/65 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
Spenser J. Reed, Montpelier,
left of center; $53 fine, $80
Christopher T. Richardson,
Fort Wayne, stop sign; $53
fine, $80 costs.
Anthony David Stoller,
Paulding, 81/55 speed; $43
fine, $77 costs.
James C. Morris, Fort
Wayne, 79/65 speed; $30 fine,
$83 costs.
Raydale Townsend, Cleveland, 80/65 speed; $43 fine,
$85 costs.
Donald A. Dougal, Defiance, driving under suspension; $250 fine, $95 costs, May
27 POC.
Sirria L. Church, Fort
Wayne, 84/65 speed; $43 fine,
$85 costs.
James A. Tutwiler, Continental, 51/35 speed; $43 fine,
$77 costs.
Michael A. Smith, Melrose,
seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Amber Smith, Melrose, seat
belt; $20 fine, $47 costs.
Benjamin J. Gilmore, Versailles, seat belt; $30 fine, $50

Leipsic, seat belt; $80 costs.
Allen D. Phelps, Shepherdsville, Ky., 82/65 speed; $43
fine, $80 costs.
Samandeep K. Gill, Bramp-

ton, Ont., violation being

passed; $53 fine, $80 costs.
Stacy S. Ross, Haviland,
stop sign; $53 fine, $77 costs.
Gary B. English, Paulding,
seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs.
Deanna F. Rhonehouse,
Paulding, stop sign; $53 fine,
$80 costs.
Harlee R. Hudson, Antwerp,
67/55 speed; $33 fine, $77
Ebony M. Jackson, Terre
Haute, Ind., 82/65 speed; $43
fine, $80 costs.
Spencer A. Miller, Romulus,
Mich., 77/65 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
George E. Heath, Chagrin
Falls, 80/65 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Wanda A. Chappell-Levatter, North Hollywood, Calif.,
79/65 speed; $33 fine, $80
Ralph W. Taube, Hicksville,
seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
John H. Bihn, Fort Recovery, seat belt; $30 fine, $50
Hannah E. Placzek, North
Ridgeville, 78/65 speed; $33
fine, $80 costs.
Kristie M. Reisig, Maumee,
78/65 speed; $33 fine, $80
John E. Laukhuf, Payne,
stop sign; $50 fine, $83 costs.
Susan K. Strong, Grand Island, Neb., 82/65 speed; $43
fine, $80 costs.
Brandy A. Armstrong, Lima,
67/55 speed; $33 fine, $80


Copies of the full text of this legislation may be obtained at the
Finance Directors Office, 116
South Main Street, between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
Annette D. Hasch
Finance Director
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 Com-

pany 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
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 de-

scribed, 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.
30, 2016.
Michael C. Jones,
Supreme Court Reg. #0020805
Attorney for Plaintiff
3239 Winding Woods Drive
Powell, Ohio 43065
(740) 881-0018

County Court
Civil Docket:
Returned To You Ltd.,
Paulding vs. Aaron Villarreal,
Sherwood. Small claims, satisfied.
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance vs. Danielle M. Weidenhamer, Paulding. Small claims,
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance vs. Eric B. Castillo, Defiance. Small claims, satisfied.
Michael M. Mott DDS,
Paulding vs. Amanda Bauer,
Payne. Other action, satisfied.
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance vs. Janelle Myers, Antwerp. Small claim, satisfied.
Automotive Credit Corporation, Richmond, Va. vs. Patrick
Molitor, Antwerp. Other action, satisfied.
Credit Adjustments Inc.,
Defiance vs. Casey J. Springer,
Antwerp. Small claims, satisfied.
Credit Adjustments Inc.,
Defiance vs. Joseph Nicelley,
Paulding. Small claims, satisfied.
Credit Acceptance Corp.,
Columbus vs. Taryn Stiltner,
Paulding. Other action, judgment for the plaintiff in the
sum of $7,705.12.
Michael S. Boggs Inc.,
Hicksville vs. Randy Forrer,
Payne. Small claims, satisfied.
Credit Adjustments Inc.,
Defiance vs. Scott L. Tressel,
Oakwood. Small claims, judgment for the plaintiff in the
sum of $1,486.77.
Village of Cecil, Cardington
vs. Richard A. Adams, Cecil.
Other action, judgment for the
plaintiff in the sum of $746.49.
Michael M. Mott DDS,
Paulding vs. Laurie Bergman,
Grover Hill. Other action,

Ordinance 1515-16 was passed by
Paulding Village Council on February 1, 2016, and goes into effect
and shall be in force immediately.
The summary of this legislation is
as follows:
Copies of the full text of this legislation may be obtained at the
Finance Directors Office, 116
South Main Street, between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
Annette D. Hasch
Finance Director
Ordinance 1516-16 was passed by
Paulding Village Council on February 1, 2016, and goes into effect
and shall be in force immediately.
The summary of this legislation is
as follows:

Gill Tax Service

$65 Free e-filing
Rates Include:
Federal State
City School


State License #25417

Phone: 419-393-4690

Now Installing Water Softeners
Heat Pumps
and Sulfur Removal Systems
Air Conditioners


Antwerp, Ohio
305 S. Main Street
Antwerp, OH 45813
Payne, Ohio
102 N.
N Main Street
Payne, OH 45880
Harlan, Indiana - LPO
18214 SR Thirty-Seven
Harlan, IN 46743

6A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, February 24, 2016


Franklin observes
95th birthday
PAYNE Robert Franklin, a lifetime resident of Payne, celebrated his 95th birthday on Feb. 22, having been born on that date
in 1921.
He served his country in the
U.S. Navy during World War II
from Jan. 16, 1941 until October
He married the love of his
life, Helen Bogdanski from
New York, on Oct. 21, 1944. She
passed away this past December. The two had been married
71 years. Bob misses her dearly.
Bob loved to hunt, fish,
camp and travel. He is an amazing man of great faith.

His birthday celebration
with family and friends was
dinner at one of his favorite
ROBERT FRANKLIN restaurants.

Feb. 27 Harley and Margaret Wearley.
Feb. 28 Lee and Elisabeth Bates, Louie and Laurie Karolyi, Doug and Sherry Miller.
March 2 Kenneth and Delores Greutman, Dana and Flora Jean Welch.
March 3 Paul and Marilyn Adams, Mark and Robin
March 4 Ned and Linda Sporinger.

New Arrivals
Feb. 19, 2016
PAULDING Clint and Malerie Reinhart of Paulding are
proud to announce the birth of their son, Trent Gregory, on Feb.
19 in the Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville.
He arrived at 9:21 a.m. weighing 10 lbs. 8 oz. and measuring
21.3 inches in length.
Paternal grandparents are Greg and Ann Reinhart of Paulding. Maternal grandparents are Tom and Lisa Klingler of Oakwood.
Great-grandparents include Linda Reinhart of Paulding, Pete
and Joyce Woods of Oakwood, LuluBell Klingler of Paulding,
the late Tom Reinhart and the late Duane Klingler.

Feb. 27 Phyllis Albert, Martha Bender, Gabriel Gonzales, Rose
Ann Hall, Brian Wenninger.
Feb. 28 - Joe Burkard, Mildred Combs, Linda Farris, Brenda
Koch, Gilbert Schick, Mason Schlatter, Jessica Vance, Cory Yosick.
Feb. 29 Roy Coil, Karl Wilhelm.
March 1 Tawnie Barrett, Harry Cluts, Bobby Joe Davis Jr.,
Jacki M. Dunakin, Kelly Evans, Marcie Eberle, Kemper Forrer, Clay
Justinger, Storm Tracy, Elizabeth Williamson.
March 2 Molly Clark, Angie Colwell, Frank Eck, Greg Hicks,
Brooke Howell, Esther Morrow.
March 3 Chad Bear, Denny Coburn, Eathon Coughlin, JoAnne
Klopfenstein, Zaine McMichael, Lonnie Miller, Glen Plotts, Wendy
Roughton, Alice Wenninger, Helen Williams, Misty Zizelman.
March 4 Addison Adams, Tammy Ball, Brooklyn Genero,
Dan Goyings, Lyndsey Miller, Marilyn Ordway, Anthony Perelez,
Kiana Elizabeth Recker, Braxton H. Ricker, Russell Ross, Amelia
Wannemacher, Andrew Wharry.

RESCUE EQUIPMENT PURCHASED THROUGH GRANT The Paulding County Area Foundation recently made grant awards for
grain rescue equipment to all Paulding County fire departments. The Grover Hill Fire Department received $5,856 from the foundation to purchase a grain rescue tube, grain auger and drill, a K-12 rescue saw as well as rescue harnesses. In the event of a grain
entrapment, the rescue tube would be used to go around the victim while the auger is used to remove grain that is surrounding the
entrapped person. Here, members of the Grover Hill Fire Department look over the new grain rescue equipment. From left are Fire
Chief David Volk, firefighters Brad Volk and Mike Schnipke, foundation executive director Lisa McClure, Campbell Volk inside a grain
rescue tube, firefighters Charlie Howe and Keith Klopfenstein and firefighter trainee Chris Howe.

Paulding Council appoints new councilman, hears fireworks plans

PAULDING - The Paulding Village Council selected
a new council member and
heard concerns from three
individuals during its regular
meeting on Feb. 16.
The meeting was postponed
from Monday due to the Presidents Day holiday.
At the last meeting, officials
announced that Councilman
Jim Guelde has resigned from
council on Jan. 21. Eight people expressed interest in the
position, either in person or by
submitting resumes. On Monday, council voted to appoint
Robert Boyd as the new councilman.
Others considered were
Lois Beamer, Thomas Diaz,
Laron Hodgin, Greg Jeffery,
Fred Manz, Aaron Powell and

Dave Stallkamp.
Council learned Paulding
Chamber of Commerce has
decided to move John Paulding Days to July 8-9 to having
three major events - the other
two being the county fair and
Relay For Life - occurring on
consecutive weekends in June.
The chamber is planning to
have fireworks on July 9 as
part of the celebration, which
is also the date for the library
centennial event. The chamber is currently raising money
to have a deposit for the fireworks by April. There goal is
to raise $8,000.
Also, the chambers Leadership In Action class is volunteering to replace the stone
around the skate park. They
are currently doing fundraising to cover costs.
County EMA director Ed
Bohn informed the council

that Paulding County has received a FEMA grant to review/rewrite the mitigation
plan, which is required by the
state. The mitigation plan addresses natural events such as
severe thunderstorms, tornados, flooding, etc.
Meetings with professionals will start in April, with
the meeting dates being announced two weeks in advance, as Bohn would like
everyone to have input on the
plan. The project will take 1216 months.
Tim Franklin appeared before the council to discuss
having stricter regulations
about filling flood plains. He
felt that the trucks dumping
and filling flood plains along
Flat Rock Creek are raising the
water and causing more flooding. The council wants to see a
plan and have it discussed in a

building and grounds committee meeting, as well as having

it addressed in the new mitigation plan.
Mike Iler, who owns the
Past Time Cafe on West Perry
Street, approached council for
an easement for a water line.
After discussion, council decided to split the cost of the
easement with Iler.
Councilman Tim Boss was
appointed as chair for the recreation committee and Ryan
Mapes was appointed as chair
for the street committee.
The council approved to
transfer of $55,000 from the
Income Tax to the Police Fund.
A building and grounds
committee meeting was scheduled for March 8 at 5:30 p.m.
The next regular council
meeting will be on Monday,
March 7 at 6:30 p.m.

enters insanity plea Art classes at Wassenberg
PAULDING A Payne man accused of involuntary man- VAN WERT The Wassenberg Art Centers current class

slaughter and drug offenses entered a not guilty plea and a not
guilty plea by reason of insanity Monday in Paulding County
Common Pleas Court.
Andrew J. Martin, age 26, was in court with a new attorney Feb. 22. His legal counsel entered the plea on his behalf.
He will be scheduled for referral with the Court Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Toledo for evaluation. His case
will have no activity until the Center returns its report to the
Martins four-count indictment from September alleges
involuntary manslaughter (F1), two counts corrupting another
with drugs (F2) and illegal manufacture of drugs (F3).
The charges stem from incidents surrounding the Aug. 15
death of Cary L. Parsons in his home in Payne where he was
found in the kitchen by his girlfriend.



Y our

line up includes:
ArtNight, Thursday from 69 p.m. Bring a friend, drink
some wine and be a maker. Staff will provide project ideas and
perhaps some materials to get you started.
Classic Watercolors (ongoing) Tuesdays 10 a.m.-noon,
ages 15-150. Instructor: Pat Rayman. Students will learn some
of the classic and time-tested watercolor techniques for a solid
base and further their watercolor painting skills. Some materials required.
For more information on exhibits or to register for classes
and events, visit wassenbergartcenter.org. The Wassenberg Art
Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. (former Van Wert
Armory). It can be reached by telephone at 419-238-6837 or
email at info@wassenbergartcenter.org. The website is wassenbergartcenter.org.

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The Paulding County

Veterans Service Office


The Paulding County Veterans Service Office is

dedicated to aiding Paulding County veterans and
their families in time of need.
There are two basic services the agency provides:
1 - Emergency Financial Assistance - Provide short
term financial assistance to eligible veterans and
their families who demonstrate a need. This includes, but is not limited to, food, gas, mortgage/
rent and assistance with utility payments.
2 - Claims Assistance - Provide services for veterans
and other claimants for help with VA claims for any
federal, state, or local benefits.
We also provide reimbursement for the cost of
transportation to VA medical facilities in our area, or
in the case where the veteran cannot drive
himself, we will provide a driver.
Our office hours are Tuesday thru Friday,
9:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Arrangements can be made for
after office hours appointments
Any questions, please call 419-399-8285
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Can you pass the test? Kindergartners learn

Have you ever wondered if
you could pass a citizenship
test? I hope that all of us are
well versed in our government
and can pass. Of course being
born and raised in America,
we dont have to worry about
passing a test. However, just
think of all those who do. It
would be especially difficult
if you came into the USA and
did not speak or understand
our language.
Now if you study and know
your history and government,
I found a few questions online
that may be asked of a person
taking the USA citizenship
test. Can you pass it? Here
we go with a sampling of 13
questions which may make
you do some thinking.
1. How many changes, or
amendments, to the Constitution are there?
2. What is the Bill of
3. Who becomes president
if both the president and vice
president die?
4. Who is chief justice of
the Supreme Court?
5. Who was the person who

about worms, composting

(by number) that address voting rights

12. In what year was the
Constitution written?
13. How many times may
a senator or congressman be
I took the test and there
were a few I wasnt sure of the
correct answer.
Answers: 1. 27; 2. The first
10 amendments; 3 The Speaker of the House; 4. According to this test it was John
By Nancy Whitaker
Roberts; 5. Patrick Henry; 6.
Alaska; 7. You must be native
born not naturalized, at least
35 years old, and lived in
said: Give me liberty, or give the United States for at least
me death ?
14 years; 8. There are 9; 9.
6. What was the 49th state Thomas Jefferson; 10. Franadded to the United States?
cis Scott Key; 11. Amendments
7. What are some of the re- 15, 24, 19 and 26. It took this
quirements to be eligible to many for women and minoribecome president?
ties to get the right to vote; 12.
8. How many Supreme 1787; and 13. They can serve
Court justices are there?
as long as they can get them- Grover Hill kindergarten students Isabella Baker, Ashlyn Manz and Karsyn Troth each hold a live
9. Who was the main writer selves elected.
red worm.
of the Declaration of Indepen- How did you do? Did you
pass the test or were you unBy Staci Miller
It is full of beneficial nutrients and is a great

10. Who wrote the sure of some of the answers?
Education specialist
plant fertilizer.
Star-Spangled Banner?
Let me know and Ill give you
Paulding SWCD
After learning about worm habitats, they got
11. Name the amendments a Penny for Your Thoughts!
Recently, Grover Hill kindergarten students the chance to hold a live red wiggler worm.
got to learn about the wonderful things worms Then to finish off the presentation, children
can do. Staci Miller with Paulding SWCD vis- participated in a worm relay game. They were
ited the classrooms with her very own worm transformed into birds and had to pick up
worms (pipe cleaners) with their beak (clothes The students learned about vermicompostpin) just like birds and deliver them to their
ing, which is the process of using worms (vermin is Latin for worm) to process organic birdhouse (container).
food waste into nutrient-rich soil. The children The students really enjoyed playing this
learned how to construct a worm bin by using relay game and getting to hold a live red worm.
Anyone interested in this or other educastorage totes.
tional programs, please contact Staci Miller,

Bohn said that the most common opportueat and how they are able to eat the rotting food education specialist, at 419-399-4771 for a full
Feature Writer
nities for those trained to use their skills will
listing of programs available for a classroom or
One of thelargest HazMat Operations class- come in transportation and facility incidents. and reuse it as a natural fertilizer for plants.
Worm poop, or castings, are the best compost. organizational group.
es in recent memory responded to the call of In transportation situations, Bohn said one of
EMA director Ed Bohn recently. Twenty-six the most common example would be the danfirefighters from five different departments ger of diesel fuel going into navigational wavolunteered their time to receive instruction ters, making things work.
that Bohn tagged as very crucial in the case Concerning facilities, people dont realize
of chemical-type emergencies.
that we have 31 facilities we are responsible to
The EMA director said that he was so submit documentation to the state, continued
pleased with the size of the response that the Bohn.
first of a series of three classes will be held Examples of businesses where application
later on this spring.
could apply include agriculture businesses
We hope to follow up with an additional
with chemicals, manufacturing facilities and
one in the fall season, said Bohn.
general services. He noted that a fire in a hard The course contains hands on training to
provide valuable information to first respond- ware store or other business would necessitate
ers on how to deal with hazardous spills in a the immediate supervision of run-off.
defensive fashion, said Bohn. The goal of Commissioner Tony Zartman said that he
this class is to be able to rejuvenate interest in is impressed with the communitysrecognition of the need to train and buy in to what the
HazMat training in the community.
Bohn said that with the support and back- EMA director has achieved for first responding of Paulding County Commissioners with ers.
funding, his office is going to be able to put It speaks really well of their sense of duty Devin Linder got to celebrate her 5th birthday with family and friends at The Agora at Waldos
Hill in Antwerp recently. This was a very special tea party because the Agora was the home of her
together an updated and improved response to serve the community, said Zartman.
great-great grandparents, Edna and Waldo Witt. Devin, left, her little sister, Nora, right, and friends,

Ava and Kinsie, were served with Great-great Grandma Ednas china. Devins Nana Ann Feasby
Equipment purchased for it has been seplanned the special day and all were impressed with the special treatment and hospitality, making
cured from recent incidents that took place to give of themselves, said Commissioner wonderful memories for the group.
Roy Klopfenstein.
here in the county, noted Bohn.

for your Thoughts

Large group of firefighters join

HazMat Operations class

Legislation honoring
fallen military hero
passes House committee
COLUMBUS State Representative Tony Burkley
(R-Payne) has announced
that House Bill 406 to designate a portion of highway in
Paulding County after a local
military hero who was killed
during a shootout in Chattanooga, Tenn., has passed out
of the House Transportation
and Infrastructure Committee
by a vote of 11-0.
House Bill 406 would name
the portion of US 127 stretching from the northern edge of
Paulding to the intersection
of US 127 and Ohio 111 in
Paulding County as the U.S.
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class

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.

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Randall Smith Memorial

Born in Paulding in 1989
and a graduate of Paulding
High School, PO2 Smith was
shot while protecting his fellow servicemen on July 18th
during an ambush at a recruiting center in Chattanooga. He
died two days later.
I am thrilled and appreciate the committee taking swift
action on this legislation that
honors this hero, said Burkley.
House Bill 406 will now
await a vote of the full House,
before moving onto the Senate
for further consideration.

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8A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Financial Focus

How Should You Respond

to Market Correction?
By Phil
Jones Advisor
you may
be gaining
familiarity with the
term market correction. But
what does it
mean? And,
more importantly, what

does it mean to you?

A correction occurs when a key index, such
as the S&P 500, declines at least 10% from
its previous high. A correction, by definition,
is short-term in nature and has historically
happened fairly regularly about once a year.
However, over the past several years, weve
experienced fewer corrections, so when we
have one now, it seems particularly jarring to
How should you respond to a market correction? The answer may depend, to some extent,
on your stage of life.
If youre still working If you are in the
early or middle parts of your working life,
you might not have to concern yourself much
about a market correction because you have
decades to overcome a short-term downturn.
Instead of selling stocks, and stock-based investments, to supposedly cut your losses,
you may find that now is a good time to buy
more shares of quality companies, when their
price is down.
Also, you may want to use the opportunity
of a correction to become aware of the need
to periodically review and rebalance your
portfolio. Stocks, and investments containing stocks, often perform well before a correction. If their price has risen greatly, they
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fact, that you might become overweighted
in stocks, relative to your goals, risk tolerance
and time horizon. Thats why its important
for you to proactively rebalance your portfolio
or, during a correction, the market may do it
for you. To cite one aspect of rebalancing, if
your portfolio ever does become too stockheavy, you may need to add some bonds or
other fixed-rate vehicles. Not only can these
investments help keep your portfolio in balance, but they also may hold up better during
a correction.
If youre retired After you retire, you
may need to take money from your investment
accounts that is, sell some investments to
help pay for your cost of living. Ideally, however, you dont want to sell stocks, or stockbased vehicles, during a correction because
when you do, you may be selling low. (Remember the most common rule of investing:
Buy low and sell high. Its not always easy to
follow, but its still pretty good advice.)
So, to avoid being forced into selling, you
need to be prepared. During your retirement
years, try to keep at least a years worth of
cash instruments on hand as well as shortterm fixed income investments. By having this
money to draw on, you may be able to leave
your stocks alone and give them a chance to
recover, post-correction.
And its important to maintain a reasonable
percentage of stocks, and stock-based vehicles, in your portfolio, even during retirement
because these investments may provide the
growth necessary to help keep you ahead of inflation. Consequently, as a retiree, you should
have a balance of stocks and stock-based vehicles, along with fixed-income vehicles, such
as bonds, certificates of deposit, government
securities and so on.
Being prepared can help you get through a
correction no matter where you are on lifes
This article was written by Edward Jones
for use by your local Edward Jones Financial

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Paulding Wind Farm III LLC, a
wholly owned subsidiary of EDP
Renewables North America, LLC,
is proposing to construct the Timber Road III Point of Interconnect
(POI) switchyard in Paulding
County. The proposed Timber
Road III POI switchyard is associated with the Timber Road I
Wind Farm and the Timber Road
III Wind Farm, both located in
Paulding County. This proposed
Timber Road III POI switchyard
Proposed layout of the facility.
is being built in conjunction with
the Timber Road I Wind Farm, the Timber Road III Wind Farm and the Timber
Road III Transmission Line and will be used to contribute renewable wind energy to
the PJM transmission grid.
The primary purpose of the facility is to deliver electricity generated by the Timber
Road I Wind Farm and the Timber Road III Wind Farm to the existing American
Electric Power 138 kV Lincoln-Sterling circuit. The POI switchyard is proposed to
be on approximately 2.1 acres in an area enclosed by a chain link fence and will be
located on the south side of State Route 114 in Benton Township, just east of the
intersection with Town Highway 27, immediately west of the existing Timber Road
II POI switchyard.
Paulding Wind Farm III LLC has filed with the Ohio Power Siting Board a Letter of
Notification to construct, operate, and maintain the Timber Road III POI switchyard in Case No. 16-353-EL-BLN, which is now pending before the Board. Paulding
County Commissioners Klopfenstein, Zartman and Holtsberry as well as the Paulding County Economic Development, Inc., 101 E. Perry St., Paulding, OH 45879
have received a copy of the Letter of Notification in accordance with the Ohio Power
Siting Board rules. A copy of the Letter of Notification was also sent to the Benton
Township Trustees (Crosby, Noggle and Thome). A copy of the application was also
served on the following libraries: the Paulding County Carnegie Library, 205 S. Main
St., Paulding, OH 45879; the Antwerp Branch at 205 N. Madison St., Antwerp, OH
45813; and the Payne Branch located at 101 N. Main St., Payne, OH 45880.

Anns Bright Beginnings, a preschool in Paulding, recently received an Ohio Healthy Program
designation from the Ohio Department of Health. Staff members at the business are, from left - Angela Hanenkratt, owner Ann Miller, Abbey Edwards, Cheri Collins and Amanda Burtch.

Local preschool awarded state

designation for healthy program
PAULDING Anns Bright
Beginnings proudly announces their recent award as an
Ohio Healthy Program.
Ohio Healthy Programs is
an Ohio Child Care Resource
and Referral Association program funded by the Ohio
Department of Health. This
designation is a state earned
Ohio Healthy Programs
was created in response to the
growing concern surrounding
childhood obesity, as well as
general unhealthy practices
that have resulted in health
professionals acknowledging
that children may now have
a shorter life expectancy than
their parents. The program
recognizes the vital role early
educators can play in helping
children develop healthy habits, especially in the areas of
nutrition and physical activity
that can last a lifetime.
As part of earning this designation, the staff at Anns

grain crackers. The children

all get to try them we talk
about colors, shapes, textures,
flavors, likes and dislikes.
The kids love it. Theres both
learning going on plus exposure to all this great food!
Ohio Healthy Programs
also identifies parents and
families as the first line caregivers of the children so creating a family interaction activity is an important requirement
of becoming an Ohio Healthy
We couldnt do it without
our families, continued Miller.We no longer have sugar
drinks on our menu and our
preschool parents are packing
great, healthy choices for their
children. They do a fantastic
job. It is very gratifying to see
the children getting excited
about eating healthier, which
in turn of course, makes their
young bodies stronger.

WBESC hears insurance updates

PAULDING The Western Buckeye Educational Service Center (ESC) governing
board held its regular monthly board meeting
at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the Paulding ESC office.
Board president Ron Treece welcomed
board members and school personnel to the
meeting. Treasurer Kim Jones reviewed the
current financial reports, investments and the
monthly expenditures with the board.
Superintendent Brian Gerber updated the
board on legislative issues, personnel items,
and ESC activities.
Gerber presented an updated report to the
board in regards to the affordable care act
(Obamacare). He informed the board that
ACA (Obamacare) penalties could possibly
index up since United Healthcare, the nations
largest health insurer, announced they may
pull out of the Obamacare exchanges after
2016 because United Healthcare has lost millions of dollars and cannot make money on the
Obamacare exchanges.
The superintendent also stated the difficulty
in predicting the future of Obamacare in the

mist of a presidential campaign. If a democratic administration continues, it is highly

unlikely that Obamacare will go away. If a
republican administration takes control of the
White House, it is difficult to predict the timeline it will repeal or replace Obamacare, if it
happens at all.
Either way Western Buckeye ESC will be
compliant with the law as we approach the
2016-17 school year. Obamacare has been
morphing since its inception and it may just
possibly crumble under its own weight over
time, said Gerber.
The following consents were passed:
Resignation of Jenny Myers as of Jan. 28.
Employment of Melinda Walter, paraprofessional at Antwerp School for the 2015-16
school year.
Approval of NEOLA policies as presented.
Resignation of Rebecca Matthews as of
Feb. 24.
Next regular governing board meeting of the
Western Buckeye Educational Service Center
will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, in
the Van Wert ESC office.

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A copy of the complete Letter of Notification is also available for inspection at the
offices of the Ohio Power Siting Board, Docketing Division, 180 E. Broad St., 11th
Floor, Columbus, OH 43215 and is also available for inspection online at http://
Interested persons may file motions to intervene and/or file comments within ten
days of the date of publication, in accordance with rule 4906-2-12 of the Administrative Code. Motions should be addressed to the Ohio Power Siting Board, 180
E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215-3793, and cite the above-listed case number.

Bright Beginnings took numerous hours of training and

worked one-on-one with a
health promotion consultant
to enhance the health of their
preschool setting.They developed new and valuable
healthy policies in the areas
of snacks, packed lunches and
drinks, with the ultimate goal
being to make healthy eating
and physical activity fun and
Its not about punishing
kids by taking their sugary
foods away or forcing them to
eat vegetables its about providing healthy foods in a fun
way and talking about them in
a way that kids WANT to try
them and grow to like them
in a natural way, says Ann
Miller, owner and director of
Anns Bright Beginnings.
One of the additions we
are most proud of is Try Me
Wednesday, where we bring
in foods like asparagus, starfruit, kiwi, spinach and whole

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Payne, OH 45880 Paulding, OH 45879

Dyson is candidate for

county commissioner
PAULDING Georgia Dyson of Paulding
has announced her 2016 candidacy for Paulding County Commissioner.
Dyson, a longtime resident of Paulding
County, married to Shane Dyson with five
children, Caleb, Sarah, Cameron, Emily and
Allison. She is the former dog warden and former reserve deputy for the Paulding County
Sheriffs Office. Dyson also had a very successful career in the United States Army Military Intelligence, with a combat tour to southern Afghanistan.
Dyson knows the people of this county and
can see how passionate they are for this beautiful place we call home. They are amazing
people with fantastic ideas who realize that
their local leadership is not there to tell them
what to do it is there to listen to them and pull
different ideas together to form a brilliant future.
As commissioner, Dyson will be that voice.
She will work with the other commissioners,
county departments, communities and citizens
to lead Paulding County with a focus on fiscal
responsibility and creating a viable future. She
is not afraid to fight for what she believes is
right, and what is right for the citizens as well
as visitors of Paulding County.
Dysons candidacy is about a common-

sense approach
through years
of interactions
with the people who are
the lifeblood of
this community. In the weeks
looks forward
to meaningful
with the public about her
candidacy, her
vision for Paulding County, and why she is
asking for your vote.
I am thankful for the positive momentum
and support my campaign has received thus
far and look forward serving Paulding County, said Dyson. I know, just like all of you
know, what it feels like to be lied to and kept
in the dark and I can promise transparency,
honesty and integrity.
Dysons Facebook page is at www.

Clean audit received

for Antwerp Schools
Progress Staff Writer
ANTWERP Improvements continue to take place
at Antwerp Schools. The
Antwerp Local Board of Education meet last Thursday
and heard the latest updates
concerning lighting in the
building as well as parking
lot lighting.
The updates have been
completed with the replacement of old style lighting
outdoors with LED lighting
that is more energy efficient.
Indoor lighting in the gymnasiums and auditeria will be
the next project that will soon
Completion of the lighting
installation is to be completed
by the end of May for the gym
and later in the summer for
the auditoria. The company to
install the indoor lighting will
be selected during a special
board meeting scheduled for
March 10 at 6 p.m.

Treasurer Kristine Stuart

gave the monthly financial
reports for January. Total receipts were $1,309,110.75 and
expenses totaled $749,668.27.
Stuart also reported the audit
report from the state auditor
had no comments.
I want to thank the administration, staff and our assistant treasurer Deb Wyckoff
for the audit report. It takes
everyone working together to
accomplished this and I am
thankful for the support of
everyone, said Stuart.
The board approved a fiveyear contract for elementary
principal Tim Manz effective
In other business, the board:
Heard 90 percent of the
third grade students have met
the the requirements for the
Third Grade Guarantee. The
requirement deals with all
third graders being able to
read at a certain level before
moving to the next grade. An-

other opportunity to take the

test will be given later in the
school year.
Reported kindergarten
registration is scheduled for
March 30-31.
Congratulated seventh
grade student Grace Tuttle for
being runner-up at the Paulding County spelling bee. Tuttle will serve as an alternate
at the regional spelling bee on
March 5 at IPFW.
Approved the senior
class trip to St. Louis on April
Announced assessment
testing will be administered
in April and May for grades
3-8. Testing will be in language arts, science and social
Heard no bullying cases
in the elementary or high
school being reported.
Announced that The
Little Mermaid will be presented March 11-13 in the auditoria.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 9A

Protecting domestic violence victims

One of the biggest responsibilities in my role as state
representative is being a voice
for Ohioans and working to
pass legislation that serves
to benefit our community.
Recently, I was proud to be
a co-sponsor of legislation
that does exactly that by extending protection rights to
domestic violence, menacing
by stalking and other sexual
violence victims throughout
For victims of domestic
violence who have courageously escaped their abuser,
they live in constant fear
of being found in their new
home, which leads to more
physical and emotional damage. For this reason, many
victims who have escaped
their horrifying situation
often refrain from basic activities such as registering a car
or registering to vote because
their address can become part
of the public record. These
individuals who have already
endured so much chaos in
their life should not have to
struggle with, or refrain from,
partaking in everyday activities that many of us take for
House Bill 359, which was
unanimously passed by the
Ohio House just last month,
allows domestic violence victims to register to vote while
keeping their home address
private so their abusers are
not able to use public records

Make the Difference

Byron McNutt
to track them down. Similar
address confidentiality programs exist in many other
states throughout the country,
and it became clear that Ohio
needed to join the effort to
ensure these victims can keep
their whereabouts confidential while still being able to
participate in their basic civil
This legislation, once
passed by the Ohio Senate,
will allow these sexual violence victims enroll in the
Address Confidentiality Program through the Ohio Secretary of States office. The
individual will be assigned
a PO Box which they can
use for all government registration such as enrolling in
college courses or registering
their vehicle. The Secretary
of States office will be responsible for forwarding all

Commissioners Journal
Commissioners Journal February 1, 2016
This 1st day of February, 2016, the
Board of County Commissioners met
in regular session with the following
members present: Tony Zartman,
Mark Holtsberry, and Nola Ginter,
Clerk. Absent: Roy Klopfenstein.

Holtsberry moved to adopt the following resolution:

Whereas, the County of Paulding
seeks to repair and/or replace existing
home sewage treatment systems; and
Whereas, the Paulding County
Health Department intends to apply
for assistance from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
through the Water Pollution Control
Loan Fund (WPCLF) for the repair
and/or replacement of home sewage
treatment systems; and
Whereas, the Ohio Water Pollution
Control Loan Fund requires the government authority to pass legislation
for application of a loan and the execution of an agreement; now therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board

of Commissioners of the County of
Paulding, Ohio:
SECTION 1. That the Paulding
County Health Department be and
is hereby authorized to apply for a
WPCLF loan, sign all documents for
and enter into a Water Pollution Control Loan Fund with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the
Ohio Water Development Authority
for the repair and/or replacement of
home sewage treatment systems on
behalf of the County of Paulding,
SECTION 2. That this resolution
shall take effect and be in force from
and after the earliest period allowed
by law.

NSCC seeks nominations for awards

ARCHBOLD Northwest State Community College is accepting nominations for

the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award. Developed in 1998, it honors alumni who have
achieved recognized prominence in their careers and made significant contributions to
Delivery problems?
their communities and the lives of others.
Are you having trouble with your mail delivery of the Progress? Changes by the U.S. Postal Service To be eligible, at least three years must have
may be causing delays. Contact USPS customer service at 1-800-ASK-USPS (275-8777).
elapsed since the nominee graduated from

Oakwood firefighter
retires after 41 years
of service

mail from the PO Box to the

individual, while removing
any record of the individuals
private address from public
During the committee
hearings for HB 359, a Canton woman, Marcia Eakin,
bravely told her story about
how her ex-husband was able
to use the voter registration
record to locate her and her
kids. While she was absent
at the time of the attack, her
two kids and mother were the
victims of a senseless murder.
Even with her ex-husband behind bars, Ms. Eakin testified
that she still does not feel
completely safe and believes
that the legislation can help
give victims like her added
Domestic violence victims
deserve to live a life free
from fear of being found,
and I am confident that HB
359 is a positive step toward
achieving that goal for Ohioans. Protecting these victims
home address is a crucial
step in ensuring their safety,
which is why I was proud to
stand strong for these individuals by voting in favor of this
valuable piece of legislation.
Rep. Burkley may be
reached by calling 614-6445091, e-mailing Rep82@ohiohouse.gov or writing to State
Representative Tony Burkley,
77 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

NSCC with an associate degree. A committee

of the NSCC Alumni Association will select
the 2016 recipients.
Nomination forms are available online, and
more information can be found in the alumni section at NorthwestState.edu. To submit
a nomination, contact Robbin Wilcox at 419267-1460 or rwilcox@NorthwestState.edu.
Nominations are due by March 11.

Notice of Amendment to Proposed

Major Utility Facility (Wind Farm)

The Ohio Power Siting Board (Board) issued a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need in Case
No. 13-197-EL-BGN on December 16, 2013 authorizing Northwest Ohio Wind Energy, LLC, now Trishe Wind Ohio,
LLC whose sole owner is Starwood Energy Group Global, Inc. to construct, own and operate an up to 100 MW windpowered electric generation facility consisting of up to 59 wind turbines at the Northwest Ohio Wind Farm within
approximately 12,750 acres in portions of Blue Creek and Latty Townships, and the Village of Haviland, Paulding
County, Ohio.
The general location and planned project layout of the Northwest Ohio Wind Farm is shown on the map below.

Photo courtesy of Ron Eakins, OVFD

Gary Frederick holds up an appreciation award honoring his

four decades as a firefighter with the Oakwood Volunteer Fire
and willingness to serve the
community he calls home.
OAKWOOD A longtime Although Frederick will no
first responder has announced longer be assisting on runs,
his retirement from active duty he will continue to be both a
with a local fire department.
friend and a mentor to the next
Gary Frederick of Oakwood generation of firefighters all
has retired from the Oakwood the while enjoying his retireVolunteer Fire Department ment from the profession he
where he has logged in 41 has dedicated his life to over
years working both as a fire- the course of four decades.
fighter and an EMT.
The department celebrated
His contributions positively Garys many years of service
impacted countless lives with a retirement party held on
with his selfless dedication Jan. 14.

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Trishe Wind Ohio, LLC has an Application for an Amendment of its Certificate of Environmental Compatibility
pending before the Board for approval of additional wind turbine models, GE 2.3-116, Vestas V110-2.1 and Vestas 1263.45, that could be selected for this project. A detailed description of the changes is available in the case docket.
The assigned docket number for the Amendment is Case No. 16-343-EL-BGA. A copy of the application may also be
reviewed online at www.northwestohiowindproject.com. Copies of all filings in the case can be located at the Boards
website at (http://www.opsb.ohio.gov) by scrolling down to Pending Cases and selecting the case by name or docket
number. To view the filings, click the case number for the case record. A copy of the Amendment was also provided to
the Paulding County Carnegie Library, 202 S. Main Street, Paulding, Ohio 45879.
Affected persons may file comments or motions to intervene in this matter with the Board. Comments or motions
should be addressed to the Ohio Power Siting Board, 180 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215-3793 and cite Case
No. 16-343-EL-BGA.

10A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, February 24, 2016


New youth pastor at UMC

Progress Staff Writer
PAULDING New youth
pastor, Adam Vance, took a giant leap of faith recently when
the Paulding United Methodist Church announced that he
would be the new youth pastor
at the church.
I quit my job of 17 years
because I felt this is what God
has called me to, said Vance.
Under his leadership, Vance
will help encourage the junior
and senior high youth in making their spiritual walk stronger and more meaningful.
For the junior high age its
about tending to their spiritual
health and forming their identity with Christ and for the
older kids its about developing
their identity and then walking
in the truth of that identity, he
Vance returns to the church
he grew up in and established

roots. After moving away

from the church and Paulding,
Vance and his wife Elizabeth
and their three children now
live near the church.
Ive only been serving the
youth in this capacity since
the first of January but its been
exciting. We have between 1215 youth and the bottom line
is discipleship and sharing our
faith, said Vance.
The youth pastor feels there
are some real challenges and
issues when it comes to working with this age group.
The main challenge is seeing how everything else is taking over a young persons life.
It seems like sports is the new
religion. Today, young people
have to make a choice between
what they want to do and God.
What I am trying to convey
is the importance of putting
Christ first and the importance
of making that choice.

We would like to include
all your churches Easter
activities and services in
our Wednesday, March
23 issue of the Paulding

Joe Shouse/Paulding County Progress

Paulding United Methodist

Churchs, new youth pastor,
Adam Vance has returned to
his home church to help encourage young people in their
walk of faith.
The youth group, known
as God Squad meets on the
first and third Sunday of each
month from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30
p.m. Vance invites all youth in
grade sixth and older to attend.

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details of your Maundy
Thursday, Good Friday
and Easter service
times, as well as any
other Easter related
The deadline for
this information is
Wednesday, March 16.

Wednesday, February 24: Lenten Lunch

Thursday, February 25: Free Community Dinner

PAULDING Beginning on Ash Wednesday,

Feb. 10, and continuing each Wednesday
through March 16, there will be a lunch and a
brief time of worship at the Presbyterian Church.
Service time is noon until 1 p.m.
Wednesday, February 24: Lenten Services
OAKWOOD The Auglaize Chapel Church
of God will host the final of its three Lenten
services in the Oakwood-Melrose area. This
Wednesday at 7 p.m. Pastor Bob Frake will
bring the message.

PAULDING Paulding United Methodist Church

will be hosting a free dinner for the community
from 5 to 7 p.m. The church is located at 321 N.
Williams St., Paulding.
Church Calendar listings are free.
If your church is having any special services or
programs, please email us your information at
progress@progressnewspaper.org or call the
Paulding County Progress at 419-399-4015.

Scripture of the Week:

Dont worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he
has done. If you do this, you will experience Gods peace.
Philippians 4:6-7a
In this text we find one of the most difficult verses in
the entire Bible to obey: Dont worry about anything;
instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need,
and thank him for all he has done. If you do this, you will
experience Gods peace.
Its not easy to stop worrying about the often-scary, everyday parts of our lives, but
God tells us how in the next
part of the verse: Pray about
everything and thank him
for all he has done. Grateful prayer brings peace. God
says, when you start to worry, pray.
Parents understand the
power of grateful prayers.
Most parents wouldnt
appreciate their children
always making requests
without saying thank you
for what theyve already
received. God sees it the
same way. He wants us to
ask him for what we need
and want. More than 20
times in the New Testament, were told to ask
him. But he wants us to ask
with gratefulness.
The Bible urges us to
be specific in our requests
and our praises. Instead

of a simple thank you for

everything, he wants us to
tell him what were grateful
for. When I say to my wife,
Im so grateful for you,
she tells me to be specific.
She likes to hear what I appreciate about her and what
Im grateful for about her.
God does, too. So when you
pray, tell God what youre
thankful for. Prayer is one
of the most important ways
we tell God thank you.
Thanking God in advance is a big step of faith.
When we have the faith to
thank God ahead of time,
miracles happen. The more
thankful we are, the more
God works in our lives. The
Bible says that God inhabits the praise of his people.
He uses our thanksgiving
as an instrument of power
in our lives.
So, what are you thankful

The children of Divine Mercy Catholic

School began Lent with a service project. With the help of all the families and
PTA, donations were given, games were
played, and chances were taken. The
children spent their change at Mardi Gras
and had a wonderful time. The money
raised is sent to St Judes. Lent is a time
of praying, learning, giving, and fasting.

Next week Melrose United Methodist Church

will host the first of the final three services.
Pastor Mark Burden will speak.
Wednesday, February 24: Free community dinner
PAULDING First Presbyterian Church of Paulding will be hosting a free dinner at 5:30 p.m.



- Antwerp Community Church, 704 S. Erie St., SR 49, Antwerp; Pastor Ricky L. Grimes
258-2069. Contemporary worship 10:30 a.m.
- Antwerp United Methodist Church, East River Street; Rev. Pastor Mike Schneider,
258-4901, Contemporary service Sunday 8:30 a.m., Traditional Service 10:30 a.m.
- Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, 303 S. Monroe, Antwerp; Office: 417 N. Main, Paulding,
399-2576, Rev. Joseph Poggemeyer; Mass on Sunday at 8:30 a.m.
- First Baptist Church, 5482 CR 424; Pastor Todd Murray, 258-2056, Sunday worship 10 a.m.
- First Presbyterian Church, 126 W. River St., Pastor Mike Pennington, 258-2864, Sunday worship 10 a.m.
- Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses, 2937 US 24; 258-2290. Public talk 10 a.m.
- Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Rev. Derek Evans. Sunday worship at 10 a.m.
- Riverside Christian Church, 15413 SR 49, Antwerp; 258-3895, Pastor Regan Clem.
Sunday gathering 10:30 a.m.


- Apostolic Christian Church, 13562 Road 147, Defiance (Junction); 399-3121, William
Schlatter, Elder, Sunday services 10:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
- Bethel Christian Church, Ohio 66, Defiance (Arthur), Pastor Christopher Baker, Sunday
worship 10:30 a.m.
- Church of Christ, corner of County Roads 166 and 191; Evangelist Lonnie Lambert,
399-5022. Worship 10:30 a.m.
- Junction Bible Christian Church, County Road 111, Defiance (Junction); 393-2671,
JunctionBible@copper.net, interim Pastor D. Richardson, Sunday worship 10:30 a.m.
- Pleasantview Missionary Baptist Church, Road 180, Defiance (Junction); Rev. Alan
Ray Newsome, Sunday worship 11 a.m.
- Rock Church, SR 637, Five Span-Arthur area; Pastor Bobby Branham 393-2924, Sunday worship 10:45 a.m.


- Bible Baptist Church, corner of Cleveland and Perry streets, Grover Hill; Pastor Pat
Holt, 587-4021, Sunday worship 11 a.m.
- Grover Hill Church of the Nazarene, Maple and East Jackson streets; Pastor Jonathan
L. Hoagland, 587-3376, Sunday morning worship 10:30 a.m.
- Grover Hill Zion United Methodist Church, First and Harrison streets; 587-3941; Pastor Mike Waldron, 419-238-1493 or 419-233-2241 (cell). Sunday worship 10:20 a.m.
- Mandale Church of Christ in Christian Union, Ohio 66; 786-9878, Sunday worship
10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
- Middle Creek United Methodist Church, County Road 24, Grover Hill; Pastor Eileen
Kochensparger, Sunday worship 8:45 a.m.
- Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, County Road 151, Grover Hill; Pastor David Prior, Sunday worship 10:30 a.m.
- Pioneer Christian Ministries, 3606 Slane Rd., Grover Hill; Rev. Chuck Oliver, Sunday
worship 10:30 a.m.

- Roselms Christian Church, Ohio 114; Pastor Gary Church, 594-2445, Sunday worship
10:30 a.m.


- Apostolic Christian Church, 12867 Road 82, Haviland; 399-5220, Worship service
10:30 a.m.
- Country Chapel United Methodist Church, Haviland; 622-5746, Sunday worship
10:15 a.m.
- Latty Zion Baptist Church, Latty; Pastor Levi Collins Jr., 399-2748, Sunday worship
service 11:15 a.m.
- Harvest Field Pentecostal Church of God, 13625 Road 12, Scott; Pastor Terry Martin,
622-2026, Sunday morning worship 10:30 a.m.
- Friends United Methodist Church, Latty; Pastor Ron Johnson. Sunday worship 9 a.m.


- Auglaize Chapel Church of God, rural Oakwood, 3 miles south and 1/2 mile west on
Road 60; Pastor Stan Harmon, 594-2248, Sunday worship 9 a.m.
- Melrose United Methodist Church, Melrose; 594-2076, Pastor Eileen Kochensparger
399-5818; Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.
- Twin Oaks United Methodist Church, corner of Harmon and Second streets, Oakwood; Pastor Brady Feltz. 594-2992. Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m.
- Prairie Chapel Bible Church, 1 mile east and 1/2 mile north of Oakwood, corner of
Roads 104 and 209; Pastor Earl Chapman, 594-2057, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

or Sister Brenda Richardson, 399-9205 or 796-8718, Sunday worship at 3 p.m.

- New Beginnings Church (Church of God), Cecil; Pastor Roy Burk, 399-5041, Sunday
worship 11 a.m.
- Paulding Church of Christ, East Perry Street, Paulding; Minister Christopher Reno,
399-4761, Sunday worship 10:30 a.m.
- Paulding Church of the Nazarene, 210 Dooley Dr., Paulding, 399-3932, Pastor Jeremy
Thompson, Sunday worship 10:30 a.m.
- Paulding Family Worship Center, 501 W. Perry St., Paulding; 399-3525, Rev. Vincent
Kroterfield, Sunday worship 10:30 a.m.
- Paulding United Methodist Church, 321 N. Williams St., Paulding; 399-3591, Rev.
Roger Emerson, Worship service at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
- Pentecostal Church of God, 601 W. Caroline St., Paulding; Elder George Robinson,
Sunday sworship service at noon.
- Rose Hill Church of God, corner of SR 637 and Charloe Trail, Paulding; 399-3113,
Pastor Ron Hofacker, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.
- St. John Lutheran ChurchELCA, 7611 Road 87, Briceton; Pastor Karen Stetins, 3994962 or 399-2320. Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m.
- St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 601 Flat Rock Drive (P.O. Box 156), Paulding;
Pastor Karen Stetins, 399-2320, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.



- Bethel United Methodist, Forders Bridge, Cecil; Pastor Kevin Doseck, Sunday worship
service 10:30 a.m.
- Bethlehem Temple Pentecostal, 818 W. Jackson St., Paulding; Rev. Burpo, Sunday
worship at noon.
- Branch Christian Fellowship, (Armory Building) 109 N. Main Street, Paulding; Pastor
Greg Cramer, Sunday worship at 10 a.m.
- Cecil Community Church, 203 S. Main St., Cecil; Pastor Ted Ramey. Sunday worship
service 11 a.m.
- Cecil First Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Cecil; Sunday worship at 8 a.m.
- Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, 315 N. Main, Paulding; 399-2576, Rev. Joseph Poggemeyer, Masses: Saturday at 6 p.m.; Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
- Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1275 Emerald Road, Paulding; 399-5061, Sunday worship
services at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.
- First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1233 Emerald Road, Paulding; 399-4576,
Sunday worship service 10 a.m.
- First Presbyterian Church, 114 W. Caroline St.; 399-2438. Pastor David Meriwether,
www.firstpresbyterianpaulding.com. Traditional worship service Sunday 10:30 a.m.
- Grace Community Church, West Wayne Street (Ohio 111) across from Paulding County
Hospital. Pastor Cameron Michael, Sunday service at 10 a.m.
- House of Love Ministries, 220 N. Williams St.; Pastor Predest (Dwayne) Richardson

- Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, 203 W. Townline, Payne; 399-2576, Rev. Joseph Poggemeyer, Mass at Saturday at 4 p.m.
- Edgerton Wesleyan Church, 1717 Bertha St., Woodburn, (Edgerton) Ind.; Pastor Dave
Dignal, 260-632-4008, Sunday worship 10 a.m.
- Living Water Ministries, For location information, contact Pastor Rich Phelan, 263-2728.
Contemporary worship service Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
- Payne Church of Christ, 220 W. Merrin St., Payne; Pastor Mikeal George, 263-2092;
or 419-574-2150 (cell), Sunday worship 9:30 a.m.
- Payne Church of the Nazarene, 509 E. Orchard St. (Ohio 500) Payne; Pastor Mike
Harper, 263-2422, Sunday worship 10:30 a.m.
- St. Jacob United Church of Christ, southwest corner of Oak and Hyman streets, Payne;
Rev. Jim Langham, 263-2763. Sunday service 10 a.m.
- St. James Lutheran Church NALC, West Townline Street (P.O. Box 42), Payne; 263-2129,
Pastor Fred Meuter, 260-492-2581. Sunday worship 10 a.m.
- St. Paul United Methodist Church, (P.O. Box 154) 312 S. Main St., Payne; Rev. David
Rohrer, 263-2418, Parsonage: 263-2017, Sunday worship at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Editors Note: If your church doesnt have service times listed, please contact the
Paulding County Progress office to notify of Sunday service times.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 11A

Lilies and cats

dont go together

Many of us who love flowers

also love animals. Theres
been no shortage of pets that
have come and gone over the
years here at Our Little Acre,
including one dog, an iguana,
a tarantula, two parakeets,
a salamander, and too many
cats to count. Well, weve had
just four inside cats, but those
outside ones...
Animals generally avoid
those things that are harmful to them, but like humans,
they have been known to
make some bad decisions.
Sometimes that leads to illness, trips to the vet, emergency measures being taken,
and occasionally, heartache.
One of my gardening
friends had a situation recently, where she sent a lovely
bouquet of Stargazer lilies to
her son and his wife for Valentines Day. The kids had
just moved all the way across
the country and my friend
was sending an expression of
love to them.
The kids owned a couple of cats who lived inside
their house with them and

In the Garden

By Kylee Baumle

one morning, one of the cats

turned its nose up at a bowl
of cream something it never
does. The cat was also behaving strangely and after giving
it some thought, they wondered if the new bouquet of
lilies might have something
to do with it.
Lilies are extraordinarily
toxic to cats. So much so that
even brushing up against the
stamens and getting pollen on
their fur can lead to kidney
failure and death, if the cat ingests it while cleaning itself.

Petals and leaves, sure, but

little specks of pollen? Absolutely.
Its recommended that you
remove the stamens as soon
as you can anyway, because
the pollen can stain, and removing them will prolong the
life of the blooms. Now we
know it also helps protect our
Upon close inspection of
the gift bouquet, it was determined that the cats had not
eaten any leaves or petals, but
they were taken immediately
to the veterinarian and a number of tests were performed.
At the time of this writing,
there was evidence of some
poisoning, and appropriate
measures are being taken.
Hopefully, they caught it in
Weve had numerous lily
bouquets in our home over
the years, and while I knew
lilies were toxic, I did not
know that the pollen could
be an issue. Because of the
misfortune of others, I know
now, and perhaps thats the
silver lining in this instance. I

For a cat, even this close to a lily (Asiatic lilies shown) can be deadly, since all parts of the plant
are toxic, including the pollen.
will certainly be more careful
in the future.
Only plants of the genus
Lilium along with those of the
genus Hemerocallis (daylilies) are dangerously toxic to
cats, so it doesnt mean that
all flowers and plants that
have lily in their common
name are. Toxic varieties include Easter lilies, Stargazer

lilies, Oriental lilies, Asiatic

lilies, and daylilies.
Though these particular
lilies have not proven to be
toxic to dogs, other plants can
be. Many of you will have lilies in your homes during the
Easter season. Use caution
and protect your pets from
these and other toxic plants.
You can see a list of plants

that are toxic to both cats and

dogs at www.aspca.org.
Read more at Kylees
blog, Our Little Acre, at
www.ourlittleacre.com and
on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OurLittleAcre.
Contact her at PauldingProgressGardener@gmail.

Kindergarten registration
dates set at Grover Hill, Payne
Wayne Trace will have two kindergarten age programs for
the 2016-2017 school year. These options include transitional kindergarten for young 5s, depending upon numbers, and a
regular traditional kindergarten.
Students enrolled in traditional classes will need to be 5 years
of age before Aug. 1. Students enrolled in the Young 5s must
be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 30.
Both programs are all day, every day programs.
After each childs kindergarten screening, a team of academic professionals will meet and gather their findings. A recommendation will then be made to parents regarding a placement
for their child.
The creation of the Young 5s classroom will be contingent
upon a minimum enrollment as determined by Wayne Trace
All students interested in enrolling in either program are
required to participate in the kindergarten screening process.
Screenings will take place at Payne Elementary on April 18-19.
Screenings will take place at Grover Hill Elementary on April
To register a child for kindergarten, parents need to call their
elementary; Wayne Trace Grover Hill Elementary at 419-5873414, Opt. 3; or Wayne Trace Payne Elementary School at 419263-2512, Opt. 4.
Please feel free to contact the school with any questions.

Watching Captain
It was in the early 1970s.
I was pastoring a church in
Englewood, Ohio, a suburb
of Dayton. Joyce and I had
decided to drive downtown
to take in the annual grand
Christmas parade, not only
by Jim Langham
to hear the festive Christmas
music and see the neatly decorated floats, but because the
grand marshal was an actual
childhood hero of mine Bob
Keeshan, better known as
Captain Kangaroo.
There I stood, along the
streets of Dayton with my
bride of two years, joining
the crowds whose presence of
cameras indicated that Keeshan had been an American icon to
many who were attending. The thrill I sensed as his float passed
in front of us and I was literally seeing Captain Kangaroo in
person was proof of the fact that the little child within really
never does leave us.
Captain Kangaroo, one of my favorite childhood TV programs, complete with Grandfather Clock, Mr. Greenjeans,
Bunny Rabbit and Dancing Bear, represented a completely different era of childhood entertainment. In fact, I was still from
the era where we didnt have a television until I was in the third
grade and just having a TV was a luxury many couldnt conceive of.
It was the time when we transcended from radio imaginative
shows like The Long Ranger, Roy Rogers, Sergeant Preston and the Canadian Mounted Police and Fibber McGee and
Molly that were evening entertainment as the entire family sat
around the old crackling wood stove and listened.
Little by little, my world switched with the television, to the
likes of Captain Kangaroo, Howdy Doody, complete with Clara
Bell the clown and Buffalo Bob Smith, to such favorites as
Pinky Lee, Bozo the Clown and eventually Sesame Street.
Those of us raised in the Fort Wayne viewing area could
hardly wait to arrive home from school during the Christmas
holiday to watch Channel 33s Santa in Wonderland broadcast from W&D (Wolf & Dessauer department store) and accompanied by Mr. Hilliard (Gates) who escorted children
to Santas seat. It was even more magical when, occasionally,
children from the local area appeared on the program.
By the early 60s, we were on the verge of color television
and such shows as The Life of Riley, I Love Lucy, December Bride, Oh Susannah, My Little Margie, Gilligans Island, Red Skelton and other comedy sitcoms became
part of our family evening entertainment (when our homework
was completed).
Then there was the whole set of Westerns such as Bonanza,
The Lone Ranger and popular animal shows such as Fury
and Lassie.
It was a different world, one that obviously left an impression with a fairly favorable influence on my life and the people
of the time, especially since there is no chore in remembering
those enjoyable by-gone days and I cant remember what we
watched on television last night.




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3.5 V6, Dual Front & Side airbags, Burlwood

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2.0 Turbo Charged Inter-Cooled 4 Cyl. 5 Speed, Aero Headlamps, Rally Fog Lights, Momo Steering
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Inline 6 Cyl. AT, Full pwr, Tilt, Cruise, AC,
Bose Stereo, 3rd Row, Alloy Wheels w/ new tires


Inline 6 Cyl. Burlwood Trim, 31 Settings w/ Bose,

Htd. Leather, P/Moonroof, 3rd Row, Chrome Wheels



5.3 Vortec V8, Dual Front & Side airbags, Dual htd Leather, Tilt, Cruise, AC, Bose Stereo,
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 1B


For P.A.S.S. Paulding Area Support Society
(Formerly known as The Paulding County Society For Crippled Children & Adults)



The Object of the Marathon Games

To raise money for the Paulding Area Support Society.
The Society helps to provide the handicapped & other medically challenged
residents of Paulding County with equipment & services that they are unable
to afford. The Society helps 125-150 people per year. Basketball Marathon
participants are encouraged to have a great time playing a game of basketball
& scoring as many points as possible in the 24-minutes allowed per game.



Please retain this paper for your records

Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated

No foul shots are permitted, fouls are awarded by taking the ball out of bounds
No time outs permitted
5 players maximum on the floor at one time
No dunking the basketball (we have had to pay for a cracked glass backboard &
have had to stop the game to fix broken break away rims causing the schedule
to be interrupted)
No full court press in mini-tots, tots, or mini-youth divisions
In adult co-ed competition, at least two female players on the floor at all times
In adult co-ed competition, male players are not permitted to cross, remain, shoot,
or rebound from the area known as the key. Girls only in the key.
The mini-tots division will use 8 baskets & a youth basketball
The tots, mini-youth, women, & co-ed will use 10 baskets with a womens basketball
Youth division can use mens or womens basketball on 10 baskets
Men will use a mens basketball



AWARDS (Donated by Fessel Jewelers)

First place & second place trophies will be awarded to the top two teams in the
mini-youth, youth, women, men, & co-ed divisions. (If there is a tie the award
will be given to the team with the larger point spread over their opponent.
Sportsmanship trophies will be given to teams that were mismatched
with a team of a higher skill level that caused the
largest point differential in each of the seven divisions.
Ten individual medals will be awarded for first and second place
in the Mini-Tots and Tots Divisions.


Owen Brigner
John Claymiller
Chad Cluts
Jeremy Dunderman
Clint Reinhart
Ben Winans

or 769-4708

Brian Vest
Alec Vest
Kaleigh McClain
Krystal Wannemacher
Jennifer & Rylee Zartman
Myra Zartman
Russ Zinser


Email: basketball24hour@yahoo.com

The Marathon Committee will endeavor to make this Marathon the most
enjoyable for you and the fans, and the most profitable for the Society and
the people in Paulding County who need our help. If you have questions,
you may contact any of the Committee members.
Thank you for participating in this most worthwhile
Paulding County charity event!!

This year the Marathon will be held in the Payne Elementary gym
Good Friday, March 25 & Saturday, March 26,
starting at approximately 5 pm Friday & ending at approximately 7 pm Saturday.
The team schedule/pairings will be emailed to you if you provide your email address.
You can also find the schedule in the Weekly Reminder March 21,
or the Paulding Progress & West Bend News Paper March 23.

Check us out on Facebook at Paulding County 24hr Basketball Marathon

Please Mark the Division of Play

__MINI-TOTS(0-2nd Grade) __TOTS(3rd-5th Grade) __MINI-YOUTH(6th-8th Grade)
__YOUTH(9-12th Grade) Please designate: BOYS___ GIRLS___ CO-ED___
__MEN adult* __WOMEN adult* __CO-ED adult* *denotes no age restriction


One line of copy only:________________________________(print clearly)
Select Color Of Shirts (circle one)
Kelly Green, Lime Green, Safety Green, Safety Orange, Red, Maroon,
Daisy Yellow, Gold, Dark Heather, Black, Ash Grey, Light Blue, Royal Blue,
Navy Blue, Carolina Blue, Heliconia Pink, Purple
Please pick your 10 shirts, extra shirts are $8.00/ 2XL & 3XL shirts add $3.00

The OHSAA is organized to administer & supervise the athletic programs for students grades 7-12.
The constitution of the association does not contain any responsibility for any type of
athletic program below 7th grade. Anyone & everyone who is not yet in enrolled in
7th grade may participate in the Marathon without jeopardizing their future eligibility.
Students in grades 7-12 who are participating in basketball now & in the future, may
participate in the Marathon so long as not more than two players from the same
Jr. high or High school team do not play on the same team.

Chad Benschneider



Sportsmanlike conduct is the rule, not the exception!!!


Select Size Of Shirts

Childrens Sizes
Adult Sizes
Extra Small (2-4):_____________
Small (34-36): ______________
Small (6-8): _________________
Medium (38-40): ____________
Medium (10-12):_____________
Large (42-44): ______________
Large (14-16): _______________
X-Large (46-48):_____________
XX-Large: _________________
3X-Large: _________________

*add $3.00
*add $3.00


Please give several different time areas, this is a 24-hour event & we cant grant everyones request.
The little kids normally play Saturday morning after 8am or afternoon.

Time #1_______ Time #2_______ Time #3_______

Want To Play A Team??:_____________ Cant Play A Team??:______________
NOT EVERYONE CAN PLAY AT 8pm OR 9pm/ 10am OR 11am


Basic Entry Fee (includes 10 shirts)
Additional Shirts @ $8.00/shirt


(players must also pay admission at the door)

$ _______________ ($8.00 X # of shirts in excess of 10)

Charge for XXL and XXXLarge Shirts $ _______________ ($3.00 X # of XXL or XXXL shirts)
Total Amount Due With This Entry.

$ _______________

Make checks payable to Paulding Area Support Society. Please mail entry form & check to:
Basketball Marathon, 8602 Rd. 51, Payne, Ohio 45880.


Name:__________________________ Address:_________________________
Phone#_________________________ Email:___________________________



2B - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, February 24, 2016



Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress

Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress

Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress

Antwerps Hope Smith drives for a 2-point shot against Fair- The Archers Rachel Williamson #5 tries to gain an advanta- Audrie Longardner #20 splits the Ayersville double team to
geous rebounding position against Fairview last week in first get a deuce for the Archers last Saturday afternoon in sectional
view in first round sectional play at Defiance.
round sectional play.
championship play at Defiance.

State-ranked Pilots end Lady Archers season

DEFIANCE In the sectional finals last Saturday afternoon, it was a matchup of
two Green Meadows Conference teams. The Division IV,
12th ranked Ayersville Pilots
overpowered the Antwerp Archers 45-28 to end the season

for the blue-and-white with an

overall record of 10-13.
Antwerp fell behind early to
trail 15-1 after the first eight
minutes of play. However, the
Archers battled back to hold
the Pilots to just five points
while scoring 15 to trail at the
break 20-16.
I felt good at the half. The

girls showed character and reestablished themselves after

falling behind in the first quarter, said Antwerp head coach
Scott McMichael.
After intermission, the
Archers managed to pull to
within three at 24-21 on a
Rachel Williamson 3-pointer
with 5:39 remaining in the
period. The Pilots used an 9-0
run into the fourth quarter to
put the game out of reach of
the scrappy Archers.
We had some defensive
breakdowns and gave up some
easy shots. We also had our
opportunities but we didnt
capitalize, said McMichael.
For the Archers, four seniors played their last game
for the blue-and-white. Sierra
Cline, Avery Braaten, Kiana
Recker and Audrie Longardner will graduate in the spring.
Recker led Antwerp with 10
points. Ayersville was paced
by the 17 points from Kylee
Tressler and Brittany Addington chipping in 13.
We wanted to slow down
the pace and get a shot on each
possession but in the second
half we started rushing it a
little bit. But the girls played
hard and gave the effort we
Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress expected. I am really proud
The Archers Peyton Short #32 tries to get an entrance pass com- of them. Our seniors played
pleted against a physical, swarming Ayersville defense last Satur- through some difficult times
and I think our girls basketday afternoon in the Defiance sectional championship game.

ball program here at Antwerp

is on the upswing, concluded
Coach McMichael.
Score by Quarters
Antwerp 1 15 5 7 - 28
Ayersville 15 5 9 16 - 45
Antwerp (28): Williamson 1 0-0 2,
Braaten 0 0-0 0, Recker 2 6-8 10,
Longardner 1 1-2 4, Short 4 0-0
8, Phillips 1 0-0 2, Cline 0 0-0 0,
Wilson 0 0-0 0, Johanns 0 2-2 2,
Smith 0 0-0 0. Totals: 9 9-12 28.
Three point goals: Longardner.
Fouls: 11.
Ayersville (45): K. Tressler 7
3-4 17, Hammersmith 3 2-2 8,
B. Addington 4 5-8 13, Johnston
2 0-0 2, Waldron 2 1-2 5. Totals:
17 11-16 45. Three point goals:
none. Fouls: 8.

DEFIANCE When you go

to the foul line 37 times while

your opponent hits just five of
their free throws, you have to
feel pretty good about your
chances. For the Antwerp Lady
Archers, an opening win in the
Division IV sectional tournament at Defiance, came as a result of the charity stripe.
Antwerp defeated Fairview
51-42 to set up a rematch with
top seeded Ayersville. The Lady
Pilots and the Archers played
back on Dec. 18 when the Pilots
had their way at home against
the Archers 47-23.
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With 3:27 remaining, Fairviews first half leading scorer, freshman Mercedes Wagner, picked up her fourth foul
and forcing her to the Apache
Fairview (4-19) trimmed
the Archers margin to three,
34-31, but an Audrie Longardner bucket from the top of the
key kept the Archers on top,
36-31, heading into the final
A Short and Smith bucket
opened the quarter for a nine
point advantage. Short went
perfect at the foul line with
four tosses followed by an Avery Braaten traditional three
point play at the mid way
point of the stanza that had the
Archers in control 47-35.
The goal was to try to make
them feel uncomfortable and
we started putting different
presses on, said McMichael.
Tonight we got a little bit of
half-court trap that was able
to put some pressure on, and
they started turning the ball
over and we started to stretch
it out a little bit.
Fairview (42): Vetter 3 0-1 6,
Wendling 3 0-1 7, Schroeder
3 0-0 8, Crites 2 3-4 7, Wagner
3 2-4 8, Phillips 3 0-0 6. Totals:
17 5-10 42. Three point goals:
Schroeder 2. Wendling. Total
fouls: 20.
Antwerp (51): Williamson 3 3-8
11, Braaten 1 2-3 4, Recker 1 7-8
9, Longardner 2 0-0 4, Short 2 6-6
10, Smith 4 3-4 11, Johanns 0 1-4
1, Cline 0 1-4 1. Totals: 13 23-37
51. Three point goals: Williamson
2. Total fouls: 16.

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tosses including nine of 13 in
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Peyton Short, who usually
saves her scoring for the final
quarter, collected eight points
including a perfect 6-of-6
from the line. The junior finished with 10 points to join
Rachel Williamson with double digits with 11 and Hope
Smith who came off the bench
to spark the blue-and-white
with 11. Senior Kiana Recker
added nine points including
7-of-8 from the free throw
Antwerp came out of the
gate pressing the Lady Apaches. Their aggressive 1-3-1
caused several turnovers and
opened up a 19-7 advantage in
the first period for the Archers.
Fairview coughed the ball
up 10 times in the initial quarter and finished with 24 miscues.
Fairview managed to close
the gap to just six on a couple
of trips but the Archers took a
28-20 lead to the locker room
at intermission.
The Lady Apaches responded in a big way to start the
third period with a 7-0 run and
trailing 28-27. Following an
Antwerp timeout at the 5:07
mark and McMichael inserting Hope Smith, the Archers
added to their margin with five
points from Smith and a 33-27
Hope is one of our young
players but she has a lot of
natural ability in her, McMichael said. Tonight she
really stood out. Shes got a
lot of athleticism in her. For a
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Paulding County Progress -3B

First quarter start lifts

Woodlan past Archers
Night, the Antwerp Archers
played their final home game
in front of a large friendly
crowd. Their opponent, the
Woodlan Warriors, just a few
miles across the state line in
Indiana established very early
in the contest that the special
night would not be what the
blue-and-white was hoping it
would be.
Woodlan connected on their
first six shots, five coming
from behind the arc, to take
a 17-0 lead in the first threeand-a half minutes and never
was threatened. The Archers
could never match the Warriors shooting, speed, and aggressiveness in their 75-52 set
Woodlan, who entered the
game averaging 56.7 points,
with an unimpressive 9-10
record, had only scored more
than 75 in a game one other
time. Back on Dec. 29 the
Warriors ironically defeated
another Ohio team, the Wayne
Trace Raiders 76-68.
Against the Archers, Woodlan totaled 29 points in the
first quarter and nearly had
their game average at halftime
when they scored 55 while
holding Antwerp to 31. With
the game settled by halftime,
the Archers managed to outscore the Warriors 21-20 in
the second half.
Following the game, head
coach TJ Hammer had little
to say. Concerning the second
half and the over all game he
said, That doesnt really matter. It was just one of those

games and I guess you will

have one of those types from
time to time.
Coach Hammer honored the
dedication of his four seniors
by giving them all the opportunity to start. Sam Williamson and Josh Longardner were
joined by seniors Erik Buchan
and Jeffrey Coleman along

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with junior Matt Jones. Williamson finished with 21 including 9-of-10 from the foul
line to lead all scorers. Jones
added nine for the Archers
and Josh Poulson came off the
bench to chip in seven.
Woodlan had three double
digit scorers with junior Austin Fancher leading the winners with 16, all in the first
half. Deontae Biggs came off
the bench to drain 14 points
and team mate Blake Williams
added 11.
The Archers complete their
regular season 10-12 overall
and will begin tournament
play on Wednesday at Ottawa-Glandorf when they play
Columbus Grove. This will be
the first meeting between the
two schools as well as the first
time Antwerp will play on the
Titans home floor.
Score by Quarters
Woodlan 29 26 12 8 - 75
Antwerp 12 19 10 11 - 52
Woodlan (75): Biggs 6 2-2 14,
Fancher 7 0-0 16, Schwartz 3 0-0 8,
Weiss 4 0-1 8, Krahn 1 2-2 5, Hahn 3
0-0 9, Williams 3 5-6 11, Durkes 1 0-0
2, Rhoades 1 0-2 2, Howard 0 0-1 0.
Totals: 29 9-14 75. Thee point goals:
Fancher 2, Schwartz 2, Kahn, Hahn
3. Total fouls: 19.
Antwerp (52): Seslar 0 3-4 3, Jones
3 1-2 9, Mills 1 0-0 2, Poulson 2 3-3
7, Dooley 1 0-0 3, Noel 0 0-0 0, Williamson 5 9-10 21, Buchan 0 0-0 0,
Longardner 1 0-0 2, Coleman 0 0-0
0, Rebber 0 2-2 2, Altimus 1 0-0 3.
Totals: 14 18-21 52. Three point
goals: Williamson 2, Jones 2, Altimus,
Dooley. Total fouls: 16.

Wayne Trace looks for new

coach as Speller resigns

HAVILAND Wayne Trace
will have a new football coach
next season as Bill Speller accepted the head coaching job
at Elida High School.
It is expected to be made official at an Elida school board
meeting with the official resignation then submitted to the
Wayne Trace school board.
Speller leaves the Raiders
after 14 seasons at the helm
of the Wayne Trace program,
posting an overall record of
82-66 (.554 winning percentage). The Raiders also claimed
a pair of Green Meadows
(2005 and 2013) along with a

OTTOVILLE Wayne Trace recorded its
third straight win to close the regular season
as the Raiders rolled to a 79-38 win over Ottoville at L.W. Heckman Gymnasium Friday
night in non-league boys basketball action.
The Raiders placed ten players in the scoring column, including eight with at least six
points, in wrapping up regular season play
with a record of 15-7. Ottoville closes the regular season at 3-19.
Leading 7-4 early in the opening quarter,
a three-point play followed by a basket by
Justin Speice along with two Alec Vest free
throws made it 14-4 Raiders.
After a three-pointer by Ottovilles Andy
Schimmoeller, Wayne Trace picked up a trey
from Jon Sinn and added a Brady Stabler
bucket for the 19-9 lead after eight minutes of
Everybody played well tonight, noted
Raider head coach Jim Linder. Everybody
contributed and made plays when they had
opportunities. It was a good team win heading
into tournament play next week.
The Raiders opened the second quarter
with a Luke Miller three-pointer and an Ethan
Linder basket for a 24-9 advantage.
The Big Greens Zane Martin briefly
stopped the run by hitting one of two free
throws, but a Miller bucket and a Stabler
three-pointer widened the margin to 29-13.

With Wayne Trace on top 33-16, the Raiders

scored nine straight points to end any doubt. A
basket by Eli Sinn started the run before seven
straight Ethan Linder points made it 42-16.
Ottoville picked up Erin Von Sossan foul
shots to set the halftime score at 42-18.

Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress Wayne Trace opened the third quarter with
Antwerps Sam Williamson #24 drops in a mid range shot to a dozen consecutive points, getting eight by
help the Archers try to get back in the game last Friday night Vest along with two each from Cole Shepherd
against Woodlan.

The Archers Matt Jones #3 dribbles out of a trap defense

against Woodlan last Friday night in non-league action.


Raiders roll past Big Green

state runner-up finish in 2013.

It will be a challenge,
commented Speller on the
new position at the Western Buckeye League school.
It is a league that is known
state-wide and has a lot of
tradition in it. There are some
very good football teams in
schools like Ottawa Glandorf
and Wapakoneta. Defiance
has Kevin Kline taking over
that program and we had some
great battles when he was at
Edgerton. I am looking forward to renewing that rivalry
as well.
The opportunity to see what
he could do at a bigger school
was one of the bigger factors
in making the move.
You know, I had a mentor
a long time ago tell me that if
you think you could go farther
in your career, to do it, Speller noted. I guess this was a
decision based on that aspect
in that I wanted the chance to
coach at a bigger school to see
how I could do. I didnt want
to always be asking what if.
After leading Wayne Trace
to three playoff berths, including back-to- back playoff appearances in 2013 and 2014,
Speller missed the second half
of last season due to health
I want thank the Wayne

and Miller, for a 54-18 advantage. The Raiders went on to post a 59-27 lead at the end of
three quarters.
Quick baskets from Shepherd and Speice
along with a Vest three-pointer extended the
lead to 66-27 early in the final stanza before
Wayne Trace settled on the 79-38 victory.
We were able to get a lot of people playing
time tonight and they all came in and played
well, Linder continued. It was good to see
guys shoot the ball well tonight and we were
17 of 17 at the free throw line so that is great
to see as well.
Vest led all scorers with 20 points for
Wayne Trace, including four three-pointers, while Ethan Linder added 11 points and
four rebounds. Speice, Stabler, Miller and Eli
Sinn all chipped in seven points. Jake Kuhn
(six), Shepherd (six), Seth Saylor (five) and
Jon Sinn (three) rounded out the Wayne Trace
Miller and Eli Sinn also dished out five and
four assists, respectively, with Eli Sinn also
recording three steals. Jon Sinn, Linder and
Vest all had two steals while Stabler, Jon Sinn
and Linder posted two assists each. Jon Sinn
picked up seven rebounds for Wayne Trace,
which won the battle of the boards 34-24.
Now we have to get back to work for an
Allen East team that is very competitive,
concluded the Raider mentor. We will be
ready for Wednesday.
In his final game at the home of the Big
Green, senior center Dustin Trenkamp scored
15 points and grabbed ten rebounds for Ottoville. Rudy Wenzlick also played his final
home game, posting two points and three rebounds.
Schimmoeller and Nick Moorman totaled
seven points each for Ottoville.
Wayne Trace begins the tournament trail on
Wednesday as the Raiders battle Allen East in
a 7 p.m. start at Van Wert High School.

Raiders season ends

at hands of Vikings

FINDLAY The Leipsic trio of Heather Lammers, Brooke Gerdeman and Kierra
Meyer all scored at least 20 points to lead the
Vikings to a 70-62 overtime win over Wayne
Trace in Division IV sectional final action at
Findlay High School Saturday evening.
Lammers hit five 3-pointers en route to
a team-high 24 points and grabbed five rebounds to lead the Vikings while Gerdeman
recorded a double-double with 21 points
and ten rebounds, including seven offensive
Meyer added 20 points, six boards, four
steals and quarterbacked the Viking offense
with seven assists as Leipsic improved to 15-9
on the season.
Meyers penetration was the root of the
problems for the Raiders. The 5-8 sophomore
guard either went to the basket, kicked out
to Lammers for a 3-pointer or found another
teammate open underneath the bucket.
She hit some big shots, especially there
late in the third quarter and again in the fourth
quarter, commented Raider head coach Bethany Hughes of Lammers. We missed some
defensive assignments and she was able to
take advantage of it.
Gerdeman recorded a dozen of her points
on offensive rebound baskets as Leipsic outrebounded Wayne Trace 32-31 on the night.
I thought we just stood and watched instead of going after the ball, Hughes continued. We defended on the first shot but then
we didnt take care of rebounding the basketball as a team.
Junior Danae Myers had a posted a career
high 27 points for Wayne Trace and also recorded a double-double by grabbing 10 rebounds.
She definitely played very well for us,
noted the Raider mentor. Danae really did a
nice job on both ends of the floor.
But the Vikings kept Raider senior Erin
Mohr virtually quiet on the night and limited
her to five points in the second half and overtime combined. Mohr finished with 16 points
and seven rebounds for the Raiders.
After a Myers basket with 10 seconds remaining in overtime knotted the score at 5656, it was all Leipsic in the extra session.
A basket by Gerdeman and one of two free
throws from Myers kept Wayne Trace within
58-57, the Vikings answered with six straight
Hayley Heitmeyer started the run with a
bucket before two Meyer free throws and an-

Trace community for all of

their support over the years,
continued Speller. Last year
presented some challenges
that reached beyond the scope
of football but we got to see
how great of a district Wayne
Trace is with all of the support we received as a family. I
cant thank people enough for
their support and assistance.
But I am excited about the
opportunity to see what I can
do at a higher level, continued the new Bulldog coach.
They have great facilities and We would like to express our
a brand new school. They have
sincerest gratitude to
a lot of talent coming back to
everyone who made the
go along with some good tal- Grandview Heights vs Wayne
ent at the younger levels.
Trace Basketball game and
Elida will be Spellers
Steves jersey retirement
fourth school of his coaching
celebration so special.
career as he was also an as- We will be forever grateful for
sistant coach at Lakota High
the generosity and support
School and Delphos St. Johns
shown to our family.
High School.
The celebration was truly
It is going to be tough to
amazing. We are privileged
leave Wayne Trace, concludto live in such a wonderful
ed Speller. I will always have
community. May God bless
some red- white-and-blue in me.
I have made a lot of good friends each of you and just as Steve
did may you always find the
here and have had the chance
good in everyone.
to work with a great group of
The Steve Hall family
guys coaching. It was hard to
tell them. We really appreciate
all that the Wayne Trace community has done for me and my
is Paulding Countys newspaper
family over the years.

The Progress ...

other Gerdeman bucket made it 64-57.

Myers again hit one of two foul shots to
bring Wayne Trace within 64-58 but Lammers
answered with a pair of charity tosses to put
Leipsic on top 66-58.
Following a Raider miss, Meyer connected
on pair of free throws to make it 68-58 Vikings
and Leipsic cruised from there to post the 7062 victory.
Gracie Gudakunst chipped in eight points,
four assists, four rebounds and four steals for
Wayne Trace with Courtney Mead posting six
Wayne Trace got off to the start it wanted, opening a quick 14-2 advantage behind
3-pointers from Mead, Mohr and Brooke Sinn
along with a 3-point play by Myers.
However, Leipsic closed the quarter with an
8-2 run to get within 16-10 after one quarter.
After the Vikings trimmed the deficit to 1816 early in the second quarter, Wayne Trace
seemed to answer in the middle of the stanza.
Mohr and Myers combined for all 10 Raider
points in a 10-4 spurt that put the Raiders on
top 28-20 with 3:02 left in the first half.
Leipsic, though, responded by closing the
second quarter with six straight points getting
two free throws and a basket by Meyer and a
Lammers bucket to make it 28-26 at the break.
The Vikings then appeared to take control in
the third quarter, putting together an 18-7 run
that gave the Putnam County squad a 44-35
lead at the 2:42 mark.
Myers, though, had other ideas as the junior
forward scored seven straight Raider points to
get Wayne Traces deficit down to 46-42 at the
end of three quarters.
Wayne Trace took its final lead of the contest at the 5:42 mark of the fourth quarter as a
Gudakunst bucket put the Raiders on top 4746.
Leipsic again seemed to take control, opening a 54-48 lead with 2:17 left on a Gerdeman
offensive rebound and basket.
Behind 3-pointers from Mead and Mohr,
Wayne Trace rallied to tie the contest at 5656 at the end of regulation with Myers basket
capping the rally.
Brooke Sinn (three) and Estie Sinn (two)
scored the remaining Raider points while
grabbing three rebounds each.
The loss closes the careers of five Raider
seniors. Erin Mohr, Courtney Mead, Hollie
Wannemacher, Shayna Temple and Estie Sinn
all saw their Wayne Trace basketball careers
come to an end Saturday night.
Wayne Trace finishes the year with a record
of 17-6.

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4B - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Paulding falls short

Lady Panthers
stopped in sectionals in NWC upset bid

DHI Media Sports Editor
BLUFFTON Sectional girls
basketball opened around the
area Tuesday night.
Delphos Jefferson and Paulding met up once again after
meeting Feb. 4, this time in the
Division III Sectional at Bluffton
Universitys The Dam inside the
Sommer Center.
The red-and-white had dispatched the Panthers 63-36 then
in the Northwest Conference regular season. As one might expect,
a much closer result would be in
the cards during tournament time
but that was not the case as the
Lady Wildcats (12-11) grabbed a
53-39 victory.
Much like their first meeting
when the Wildcats used a quick
15-0 run in the first period to take
command, this time the Wildcats grabbed a quick 13-2 lead
paced by senior Jessica Pimpas
eight points and six rebounds.
Jefferson led from the opening
tip as the Lady Panthers bow out
of the tournament with a 3-19 record.
After falling behind, the Panthers answered with a nice run to
pull to within three, 15-12, on a
transition bucket by sophomore
Audrey Manz who finished with
six points. Also contributing to
the Panther scoring was freshman
Bri Townley with 11 and Allison
Arend, a junior, adding eight. The
initial closed out with the Wildcats on top 17-12.
Both coaches agreed that the
start would be different coming
You expect them to be better.
Paulding is a young and inexperienced team that gained more as
they went on, Jefferson mentor
Dave Hoffman explained. They
didnt turn it over as much and
they got some help from the JV
team. Still, we wanted to use our
pressure to force them to adjust.
Every time we changed it, it took
them a possession or two to adjust to it and it was effective. We
would deny one time down and
then not the next. Again, it was
effective in getting us some transition looks.
We still had too many turnovers but we did better at handling the ball. It was a step for a
young team to continue to make,
even though our season came to

Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress

The Lady Panthers Samantha Meggison #23 drives the lane against
Delphos Jefferson in Bluffton sectional play last Tuesday night.
an end, Paulding coach Mark
Rhodes noted. Every chance we
could, wed make adjustments
and the girls responded. Jefferson
just did the same things they have
done in the past that have worked
for them and it did again tonight
with their experience against our
inexperience coming through in
the end.
The second quarter was the
doom for the young Panthers.
They combined 2-of-7 shooting
with Manz scoring their only
baskets at 4:05 and 3:20 plus
11 turnovers (29 total). Delphos,
which used a combination of
pressures to confuse the Panthers,
turning their miscues into points.
Despite their own seven errors (14 for the game), Jefferson
drained 5-of-10 shots and 6-of-10
free throws (a cold 13-of-29 total
for 44.9%) with senior Taylor
Stroh having a solid floor game
with four assists, three steals, and
three rebounds to go along with
her 11 points.
Paulding took better care of the
ball in the third stanza (sevenerrors) and shot 5-of-10. However,
they put the Wildcats on the line

eight times, though they hit only

two. Thus, the Panthers with
four from Arend couldnt get
any closer than 15 when junior
Skyler McCullough connected on a bomb with 55 ticks and
Jefferson holding a 43-28 advantage.
With an urgent need to get hot
in a hurry in the fourth period, the
Lady Panthers didnt have the
firepower to do so, shooting 4-of12. The Wildcats again didnt
help themselves at the line, shooting 2-of-8, but their lead never
fell below 15 as the coaches gave
their deeper reserves playing time
down the stretch.
We only lose one senior Samantha Meggison - but she
means so much to this team and
these girls. She is a leader and
these girls respect her so much for
what she has meant to this program, Rhodes added. Weve
come a long way this season and
we have a long way to go from
here on to next season.
Paulding downed 17-of-42
shots (1-of-5 long range) for 40.5
percent and hit 4-of-6 at the line
(66.7%); collected 41 rebounds
(14 offensive) as Kaylen Hale
had six and Meggison five. The
Lady Panthers collected 18 fouls
on the night.
Its always nice to get the
tournament jitters out of the way
and get that first win, Hoffman
added. We got the chance to get
some of our younger girls that
dont normally see the varsity
floor in there in their first tournament game.
Jefferson finished 22-of-52
shooting (0-of-6 downtown) for
38.5 percent; with 31 rebounds
(16 offensive) as sophomore Sarah Miller matched her game-high
13 markers with six boards; and
with 14 fouls.

Score by Quarters
Paulding 12 4 12 11 - 39
Jefferson 17 16 12 8 - 53
Paulding (39): Mobley 0 0 0, Faith Vogel 1 0 2, Kamdyn Etzler 0 0 0, Rice 1 0
2, Arend 4 0 8, Manz 3 0 6,
Hale 1 1 3, Meggison 2 0 4, Pessefall
0 0 0, McCullough 1 0 3, Townley 4 3
11. Totals 16 4-6 39.Three point goals:
Jefferson (53): Stroh 4 3 11, Wallace
2 0 4, Hammons 0 2 2, Carder 2 0 4,

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McClure 0 0 0, Bennett 1 1 3, Miller 5 3
Pauldings Bri Townley #45 looks for a passing lane against
Delphos Jefferson in girls sectional play at Bluffton last Tuesday 13, Black 1 2 4, Pimpas 3 2 8, Gorman
2 0 4, Rode 0 0 0. Totals 20 13-29 53.

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PAULDING The Paulding Panthers fell
short of one of the areas most powerful
teamson Friday night when they lost a 50-38
barn burner to Lincolnview before a packed
house at home.
The Jungle had the stir of a tournament setting as the Panthers, behind three keyputbacks
by Alex Arellano, moved out to a 13-11 first
quarter lead over the 20-1 Lancers. Midway
through the second quarter, a trey by Corbin
Edwards and a 2-pointer by Preston Ingol put
the local squad into a 20-14 advantage.
Following a Lincolnview bucket the Panthers connected on back-to-back baskets
tograb their biggest lead of the night at 24-16.
Lincolnview went on an eight-point run to tie
the score at 24-24, but a last-second shot by
Edwards kept the Panther lead intact 26-25 at
the halfway point.
One of Pauldings biggest challenges for
the night was getting the ball through the
hole. The local squad connected on 17-44
shots for 39 percent shooting while Lincolnview kept a steady pace at 20-43 from the field
for 47 percent.The Lancers also outshot the
Panthers at the charity stripe, connecting on
8-13 free throws compared to 2-5 for Paulding.
The teams played basket-for-basket in the
third stanza and when Jarrett Sitton hit a quick
shot with less than two minutes to go in the
stanza, Paulding led 32-31. But Lincolnview
had a quick burst in the final seconds of the
quarterto grab a 35-33 lead going into the final eight minutes.

The Lancers gradually gained control behind a tenacious defense, full court at times, to
outscore Paulding 15-5 in the final quarter and
come out on top.
Seniors Arellano and Edwards played their
last game on the local court and dominated
the Paulding scoring with Arellano banking
13 points and Edwards dropping in 12 points,
including the teams only two treys.
I thought we came out and played a really
good three quarters, observed Brewer. Their
defense checked our offense. We just couldnt
get the ball in the hole. They shut us down in
the fourth quarter.
Our guys played really hard. Im very
proud of them, continued Brewer. It was a
great effort.
On the boards, Lincolnview narrowly outrebounded Paulding, 26-24. The Panthers finished the regular season with a 9-12 record
and 3-5 in conference play while the Lancers
record stands at 21-1 and 8-0 in conference
The local squad will move on to Defiance
on Friday night to take on Tinora in the 8 p.m.
sectional championship game.

Score by Quarters
Lincolnview 11 14 10 15 - 50
Paulding 13 13 7 5 - 38
Lincolnview (50): Ringwald 0 0-0 0, Leeth 0 1-2 1, Youtsey 7 0-0 14, Leity 3 4-6 11, Adams 6 0-0 12, Ludwig 3
2-2 9, Hale 1 1-2 3. Totals 20 8-13 50.Three point goals:
Ludwig, Leity.
Paulding (38): Edwards 5 0-0 12, Gee 1 0-0 2, Hanenkratt 0 0-0 0, Miller 0 0-0 0, Rhonehouse 1 0-0 2, Good
1 0-0 2, Ingol 1 0-0 2, Arellano 6 1-3 13, Sitton 2 1-2 5.
Totals 17 2-5 38. Three point goals: Edwards 2.

Varsity Basketball: paulding

Bulldogs take bite
out of Panthers

EDGERTON The Paulding boys basketball team

dropped a low-scoring 37-34
game at Edgerton during a
rare Thursday night encounter. Alex Michael scored 20
points in leading the Bulldogs
and all scorers for the game
while Alex Arellano scored
17 points, including 11 in the
final eight minutes, to lead the
Panther cause.
Paulding opened up an
11-10 first quarter lead, but
Edgerton outscored the local
squad 9-7 in the second eight
minutes to grab a narrow 1918 halftime lead.
The Panther shooting turned
cold after intermission scoring
just two points from Arellano. While the Panthers could

manage just a single bucket

the Bulldogs came through
with ten points to add to their
slim halftime lead.
Edgerton took the momentum as well as a 29-20
advantage into the final eight
minutes of play.
The Panthers whittled
away at the Edgerton lead
but could never get over the
hump. Paulding outscored
their opponent 14-8 in the
period but fell by three when
the final horn sounded.

In the fourth frame Arellano

scored three two-pointers, a
trey and two freethrowsin a
desperate attempt to bring his
squad back for the win.
While field goals were
nearly even in the contest, the
Bulldogs snagged 10-of-15
free throws while the Panthers
managed just 3-of-7.
With the loss the maroonand-white falls to 10-11 and
Edgerton improves to 14-8.

Score by Quarters
Paulding 11 7 2 14 - 34
Edgerton 10 9 10 8 - 37
Paulding (34): Edwards 2 1-2 6, Gee
1 0-0 3, Ingol 2 0-0 4, Arellano 7 2-5
17, Sitton 2 0-0 4. Totals: 14 3-7 34.
Three point goals: Edwards, Gee,
Arellano. Total fouls: 11.
Edgerton (37): Siebenaler 1 0-0 2,
Cercone 2 3-4 8, Brady 1 0-0 2, Miller
1 2-3 4, Thiel 0 1-2 1, Michael 8 4-6
20. Totals: 13 10-15 37. Three point
goals: Cercone.

Varsity Games of the Week

Girls basketball
Delphos Jefferson............ 53
Paulding.......................... 39
Antwerp........................... 51
Fairview........................... 42
Leipsic........................ 70 OT
Wayne Trace.................... 62
Ayersville......................... 45
Antwerp........................... 28
Boys basketball
Edgerton.......................... 37
Paulding.......................... 34
Woodlan.......................... 75
Antwerp........................... 52
Lincolnview...................... 50

Allen East, played at Van Wert 7

p.m.; Div. IV Sectionals - Antwerp
Wayne Trace.................... 79 vs. Columbus Grove, played at
Ottoville........................... 38 Ottawa-Glandorf 8 p.m.
Boys Basketball: Div. III
At Archbold:
Sectionals - Paulding vs. Tinora
played at Defiance 8 p.m.; Div. IV
1. Delta...................... 298.0 Sectionals - Antwerp-Columbus
7. Fairview.................. 101.0 Grove winner vs. Leipsic-Con11. Paulding................. 39.0 tinental winner, played at Otta12. Antwerp.................. 36.0 wa-Glandorf 8 p.m.
Wrestling: Div. III Districts At LCC:
Wayne Trace at Troy; Paulding
and Antwerp at Toledo Waite
1. Coldwater............... 224.0
2. Wayne Trace........... 151.0 Boys Basketball: Div. III Sectionals - Wayne Trace-Allen East
winner vs. Delphos Jefferson
Sports schedule
played at Van Wert 1 p.m.
Wrestling: Div. III Districts 24 Boys Basketball: Div. III Wayne Trace at Troy; Paulding
Sectionals - Wayne Trace vs. and Antwerp at Toledo Waite
Paulding.......................... 38

Panthers Vogel gets Second Team nod

Columbus Grove junior Jade Clement and
Bulldog head coach Brian Schroeder were
voted the 2016 Northwest Conference Player and Coach of the Year in voting by the
leagues coaches recently.
Clement averaged 17 points and four steals
per game in leading the Bulldogs to an 8-0
NWC record. The junior guard shot 56% from
2-point range and hit 36% of her 3-point field
goals on the season.
Schroeder coached the Bulldogs to only

their second Northwest Conference championship in school history.

Joining Clement on the NWC First Team
were Crestviews Emily Bauer, Adas Rachel
Wildman, Columbus Groves Paige Bellman
and the Bluffton duo of Alivia Koenig and Abbie Parkins.
Second Team honorees included Allen Easts
Kylie Wyss, Crestviews Paige Motycka, Spencervilles Jacey Grigsby, Pauldings Faith Vogel and Delphos Jeffersons Sarah Miller.

NWO basketball tryouts

VAN WERT Try outs for
boys in grades 9-11 for the
Northwest Ohio Basketball
Club will be March 20.
The tryouts will be at 6 p.m.
at the Van Wert YMCA locat-

ed at 241 W. Main St. in Van

The Northwest Ohio Basketball Club was established
over 15 years ago and the
AAU team travels in the sum-

mer to various NCAA sanctioned tournaments.

For more information please
call Coaches Rob or Al Welch
at 419-771-9443 or email nwohiobb@hotmail.com

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 5B

Raiders finish second

at wrestling sectional

Larry Heiing/DHI Media

Hunter Showalter of Wayne Trace battles Logan Balbaugh of Ottawa-Glandorf. Showalter placed
fifth to qualify as a district alternate at 145.
LIMA The Wayne Trace
wrestling team finished its
two day sectional tournament
held at Lima Central Catholic
High School this past weekend
with a second place finish behind team winner Coldwater.
The Raiders crowned three
individual champions including Tyler Bauer (106), Ruger
Goeltzenleuchter (120) and
George Clemens (126). Clemens became the first Raider
in school history to win four
sectional titles.
Chase Marroquin (138)
was runner up. Braxton Asher (220) placed third and
Noah Reel (HWT) placed
fourth. Wyatt Stabler (132)
and Hunter Showalter (145),
both placed fifth, toqualify as
adistrict alternate.
Districts will be held Friday
and Saturday in Troy.
I am very proud of the job
this team did this weekend.
I was excited to see my son
George win his fourth title,
but the high light of the weekend was in the 120 pound title
match when Ruger Goeltzen-

leuchter defeated projected

state champion Hunter Lucas
of Lima Central Catholic 6-5.
I am so happy for Ruger. It
was a great win against a great
opponent, said head coach
George Clemens.
Team scores: 1. Coldwater
224; 2. Wayne Trace 151; 3.

Lima Central Catholic 141;

4. Allen East 134; 5. Ottawa-Glandorf 118; 6. Bluffton
102.5; 7. Delphos Jefferson
90; 8. Patrick Henry 63.5; 9.
Columbus Grove 58; 10. Delphos St. Johns 51; 11. Spencerville 46; 12. Ada 32; 13.
Parkway 30; 13. Lincolnview 14.

Antwerps Shaner, Pauldings

Woodring advance to districts

113 pound weight class. Woodring, coming

off a a Northwest Conference title, finished
third with a pin over Zane Peterson from Liberty Center in 38 seconds.
Placing fifth for the Archers was freshman
Aidan McAlexander at 106 pounds. McAlexander recorded two very hard fought wins
and two losses with one major decision on the
Also placing fifth was senior Justice Clark
at 170 pounds. Clark finished the tournament
with three wins and two losses with all three
wins coming by pin.
By placing fifth, both Clark and McAlexander earned alternate spots in next weeks
district tournament.
Shaner, Woodring and the alternates will
prepare for their next stop along the tournament trail at the district meet at Toledo Waite
High School.
Team results: 1. Delta 298; 2. Archbold 175;
3. Tinora 155; 4. Swanton 134; 5. Ayersville
117.5; 6. Montpelier 107; 7. Fairview 101; 8.
Edgerton 94.5; 9. Liberty Center 77; 10. Evergreen 67; 11. Paulding 39; 12. Antwerp 36;
Hicksville 11.

ARCHBOLD The Antwerp High School

wrestling team competed in the sectional
tournament on Feb. 19-20 at Archbold High
School. The Archbold sectional has long been
known to be the toughest Division III wrestling sectional in the state and this year was no
With returning state champion Delta (ranked
#1 in Division III) along with Archbold who
is also a top 10 team themselves, the sectional
this year was exceptionally tough.
However, the Antwerp Archers did manage
to have one wrestler place in the top four along
with two others who will be alternates at next
weeks district tournament.
Junior Logan Shaner placed fourth at 145
pounds, an automatic qualification at the district tournament. The junior fell to Zack Leahey of Swanton in a major decision. Shaner
was 2-2 on the weekend with both of his wins
coming by pin. Shaner was also able to avenge
a loss from earlier in the season to earn his
district qualification.
This is the second consecutive year Shaner
has qualified for the district tournament.
Also joining Shaner in representing Paulding County will be Ryan Woodring from the

WT junior high wrestlers advance to state

OREGON This past Sunday six members
of the Wayne Trace Wrestling Club competed
in the Junior High District Championships at
Oregon Clay High School. The top six placers
in every weight class earn their spot to wrestle at the OAC State wrestling tournament in
March. Wrestling for Wayne Trace Sunday
were Hunter Long, Jarrett Hornish, Seth Meggison, Gabe Sutton, Kameron Bevis, and Ty

Long placed third with a record of 3-1.

Hornish and Bevis both ended their day with
a record of 3-2. Long, Hornish, and Bevis all
earned the right to participate at the state tournament to be held on March 14 at the Covelli
Center in Youngstown.
While not securing a spot in the top six,
Meggison and Sutton both went 2-2 for the
day, Tinlins record was 1-2.

PC Tigers win over WT faculty

Larry Heiing/DHI Media

Chase Marroquin of Wayne Trace pinned Jordan Hinegardner of LCC in 2:16 during the quarterfinals of the D-III sectional
wrestling tournament.Marroquin placed as a runner up in the 138
pound bracket to qualify for districts to be next weekend in Troy.

HAVILAND Friday, Feb.

12 proved to be a multitude
of fun for the PC Tigers and
Wayne Trace Jr./Sr. High
School. The Tigers travelled to
The Palace for a friendly game
of basketball with the faculty
in the afternoon. The action
was back and forth non-stop
but the Tigers came out on top
Leading scorers for the Tigers were Matt Wayne with 30

points and Bobby Scott adding

10. Coach Short noted that
every player on the 14 member
roster was able to score and he
was proud of every single one.
The team, Coach Short,
parents, and PCBDD/PCW
staff would like to extend a
huge thank you to Jim Linder,
Wayne Trace Administration,
teaching staff, student body,
and pep band for the super
warm welcome and cheerful

support of Paulding County

Special Olympics.
The gym was full of friendship and if you were there that
day, you could certainly feel
it. We so greatly appreciate all
your hard work to make the
game happen; you made our
players feel so loved. Also,
thank you for including us in
your halftime recognition of
Steve Hall. It was an honor to
hear about him.

Hunters harvest 188,000

St. Henry repeats Love the Game deer during 2015-16 season
tournament success at MAC Gym

ANTWERP The MAC Gym hosted its

second annual Love the Game Valentines
weekend tournament. Fourteen teams participated in two divisions. The third grade boys
division included teams from Hamilton, Ohio,
Wauseon, Van Wert, Tinora, Coldwater and
Defiance. The fourth grade division included
Tinora, Patrick Henry, Bryan, St. Henry, Liberty Center, Lima Central Catholic, Crestview
and Antwerp.
In the third grade boys side, Coldwater
made quick work defeating Tinora and Hamilton to play in the championship game. Defiance took down Van Wert and Wauseon to
meet Coldwater. Coldwater was just too much
as they defeated Defiance 28-15 in the final.
Other division games had Hamilton defeating Tinora and Van Wert; Van Wert and Wauseon both beat Tinora.
In the fourth grade division, Antwerp battled
to beat Crestview, Liberty Center and Lima
Central Catholic to make it into the finals. St.
Henry took down Bryan, Patrick Henry and
Tinora to play in the finals against the Archers.
St. Henry proved to have too much firepower
and defended last years third grade tournament championship winning in a classic fourth
grade battle 32-29.
Next tournament up at the MAC Gym will
be the St. Patricks Travel Team Tournament
March 12. All schedules can be found on the

MAC Gym website www.macgymohio.com.

17th annual tournament
The Antwerp Local School will host its
17th annual youth boys basketball tournament. The tournament is the only tournament
in the county this year and is now the longest
consecutive running tournament. This years
tournament brings a new record 20 teams.
In the fifth grade division, eight school
teams will represent six area counties. Kalida,
Lincolnview, Edon, Hicksville and Eastside
from Butler, Ind. will join the three Paulding County schools Antwerp, Paulding and
Wayne Trace.
In the sixth grade division, the format
changed this year from a standard eight teams
to a 12-team division. The four team expansion
has made enough room to host teams from three
different states. Bedford in Michigan and Eastside from Butler, Ind., will join 10 Ohio teams
from six different counties.
Ohio teams include: Crestview, Paulding,
Napoleon, Hopewell Loudon, Wayne Trace,
Edon, New Washington Buckeye Central,
Bryan, Lincolnview and host Antwerp.
Teams will be divided into four pools of
three. The winner of pool A will play the pool
B winner. The winner of pool C will play the
winner of pool D. Those winners will then play
each other to determine the overall champion.

checked 188,335 white-tailed
deer throughout Ohios 20152106 deer season, according
to the Ohio Department of
Natural Resources (ODNR).
Last year, 175,745 deer were
checked during the 20142015 season.
To help stabilize deer populations, bag limits were reduced this year, and antlerless
permit use was eliminated in
most counties. This years
increase can be attributed to
the poor mast crop throughout much of the state, particularly the eastern half where

The Paulding Panthers traveled to Toledo recently for the

Rossford Invitational Wrestling
Tournament. Pictured at the top
of the podium as champion in
the 106 pound weight class is
Panther Ryan Woodring. Other
Paulding wrestlers who placed
in the top six in their respective
weight classes included Jordan
Weidenhamer, Logan Mudel
and Adrian Simonin.

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counties during the 2015-16

deer season is shown below.
The first number following
the countys name shows the
harvest number for the 201516 season, and the 2014-15
season number is in parentheses.
Allen: 1,102 (1,027); Defiance: 1,767 (1,724); Fulton:
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Wood: 841 (1,077). Total:
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acorns as an important source
of food. Other reasons for the
increase include the more favorable weather for hunters
compared to last year and the
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Until recently, deer populations in nearly all of Ohios
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goal. In the last few years,
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iron skillets & pots .. Book ends Souvenir Plates Pottery Pyrex including mixing bowls
Windsor Platter Yellow ware bowl Blue bubble plates Silverware Pitchers ... Glass sets ..
. Several sets of China including 12 plc setting of Noritake & 12 plc setting Nautilus Eggshell & 8 plc
setting Stoneware & 4 plc setting Pfalzgraff & other smaller sets. Compotes Several Jewelry Boxes
of varied sizes and descriptions including 2 cabinets Collections of salts & peppers, thimbles, snow
babies, shot glasses, match books, pens / pencils, key chains, novelty items, etc. including 9+ display
cases full sold by the display case and flat box full . 8 newer dolls Dale Earnhart Items . 3 new
Texas Holdem Poker sets .. Many cook books of varied types (20+- boxes full) .. Avon Steins.
Architectural Items from Divine Mercy Old Rectory Multiple Jim Beam Train Decanters
Many Sewing, Crafts & Related Items Sewing baskets .. 4 sewing machines .. Household &
Related including ... freezer apt refrigerator Kelvinator Refrigerator, 40 Frigidaire stove, Kenmore
dryer Chairs Cabinets Matching Sofa & Love Seat .. Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls of varied
sizes Stands Oak rocker .. Several Dressers & Chests Of Drawers & Bed Frames Massive
Stanley Furniture Queen Size & King Size BR Suites with side cabinets for bed frames, dressers with
mirrors (offered individually) Night Stands and Side Stands Over 25 nice table and floor lamps
of varied sizes and designs ranging from very small to very large Large entertainment center 2
Double size bedroom suites Recliner Chairs Pictures & Frames Sweeper .. Shelving units
box of newer Childrens books & toys Fans Window Air Conditioner Several nice area rugs of
varied sizes and styles Thomas Elec Organ Wall mirrors Matching End Tables wall shelves
... Large Kitchen Aid mixer . Glass top coffee table Paper shredder Card Table & Chairs
2 Blue matching side chairs & other side chairs 24 Table and Floor Lamps of varied sizes and
designs 2 Sofas with matching chairs Suitcases Plant stands dressers with mirrors Nice
Carved square Oak Dining room table, 6 matching chairs, matching oak buffet Wood Desk, office
supplies & equipment, file cabinet, etc. & 2 nice office chairs Blankets Many, many Figurines,
Knic Knacs, decorator items candles & related Newer Toys, Games, Etc. .. Wood book cases
Plastic storage tubs Many Cassette Tapes, CDs, etc Pots, pans, tupperware, tableware,
small kitchen items, decorator items, Xmas & Holiday Items, etc., etc. ---- Visit our web site @ www.
gorrellbros-paulding.comm for over 250 photos ..Inspection: Fri., Feb. 26 from 1 P.M. to 5 P.M.
and beginning at 8:30 A.M. on the day of the auction (or inspection of most items from 9 AM to 3 PM
the week prior to auction --- 2 auction rings Terms: Cash, Check, VISA, Master Card or Discover Card
Auctioneers Note About Sellers: Divine Mercy Catholic Parish Of Paulding County is razing the
old Rectory located at the Payne Campus - Architectural & other items from the old Rectory are being
sold - there are some nice items The Rose Hill Church Of God is the beneficiary from a generous
family who was involved with interior decoration for new model homes for a large building contractor
and the family gifted the nice furniture and related (ranging from typical to very unusual) to The Rose
Hill Church Of God with the proceeds going for use with their Mission Projects plus items from the
Janice A. Cross Estate, Pldg Co Probate Crt Case 20151089, Lynn M. Conrad, Ex plus items
from Gladys Wichmann by Sandy Goings POA (Gladys Loved Collecting) - and - B. Grace Kallay,
by Laura Brice POA & others Gorrell Bros. Auctioneers - Don Gorrell, Larry Gorrell, Chris
AuFrance, Apprentice; Aaron Timm, Nolan Shisler

MARCH 10th, 2016
7:00 P.M. Sharp!
AUCTION LOCATION: For Your Comfort this Auction will be held in the
Kalida Fish & Game Clubhouse @ 16415 St. Rt. 694 KALIDA, OH 45853

81.4 +/- ACRES FARM REAL ESTATE * Offered in 3 PARCELS

SECTION 7 of Greensburg Twp. in PUTNAM COUNTY, OH



PARCEL #1: 40.6 +/- Acres in SW of SW Section 7 in Greensburg Twp. Putnam Co., Ohio. Located on RD 19 North of Rd
I-17, Per F.S.A. Estimate 37.9 Acres Farmable, App. 1.93 Acres Woods, A Good Mixture of Fulton, Seward, Haskins, Toledo, Paulding,
and Kibbie Soils, Good Frontage on Rd 19, Tilled and Ready for Spring Possession.
Continental School District, Taxes $598.19 Per Half Year

If interested, applicants can apply in

person at

Van Wert Manor

160 Fox Road
Van Wert, Ohio 45891


#1738 - 756 N. Cherry, Paulding, 3 BR, 2 baths,



OHIO, is accepting applications

for a PARK MANAGER for the
2016 season.

#1739 819 Meadowbrook, Paulding...

Pristine 3 BR, 2 bath home, ready
to move in. C/A, sunroom, pool,
trampoline, shed & more. Priced to
sell. Call Don Gorrell 419-399-7699

#1729 - 320 W. Williams, Pldg. 4 BR, 2 1/2 baths


Cook and Food Service

Employees in the
Dietary Department

#1733 21387 Rd. 128 Oakwood...

4 BDRM, 2 bath country home, C/A,
3.74 acres. Many updates incl. shingles, wiring, plumbing & windows. 3
out buildings, above ground pool. New
Price $129,000 Call Joe Den Herder

#1743 - 613 Plainfield, Payne - #BR

#1747 808 Tom Tim Dr., Paulding
- Very well kept 3 bedroom, 2 1/2
Bath ranch w/nice cabinets, gas furnace
& Trane C/A installed 1999; kitchen
remodeled 2004; laminate floors in
kitchen, halls & utlity 2005; Premium Elk
roof by TriCounty 2004; Call Don Gorrell

Mechanic Wanted

Van Wert Manor is looking for

#1721 Price Reduced! 726 Hoover,

Paulding. 3 Bed 2 Bath. Steel roof,
updated kitchen, whole house standby
generator and much more. Now Only
$110,00 Call Aaron 419-769-5808


Heavy Equipment and Trucking Mechanic Wanted Must be familiar

with Diesel Engines, Electrical, Brakes Welding & Fabricating.
Responsibilities include but not limited to:
Perform inspection, maintenance and repair on all cranes, semis,
trailers, forklifts and trucks.
Job Requirements:
High school diploma/GED preferred
Experience in medium and or heavy duty truck repair
Valid drivers license required (Class B CDL a plus)
Drug test required
Hours 7-5 Monday-Friday with potential overtime
Mail Resume to 312 W. Main St., Beaverdam, Oh 45808
email to sales@essicompanies.com
or call 419-643-5111 and ask for Josh.

Join our Winning Team

at Van Wert Manor

To see nice color pictures & interior shots of properties offered

by Gorrell Bros. go to: www.gorrellbros-paulding.com



PARCEL #2: 40.8 +/- Acres in NW of SW of Section 7 in Greensburg Twp. Putnam Co., Ohio. Located on Rd 19 North of
Rd I-17, Per F.S.A. Estimated 29.1 Acres Farmable, App. 10.6 Acres Woods, Good Mixture of Paulding, Toledo, Roselm, Rimer, and
Haskins Soils, Good Frontage on RD 19, Tilled and Ready for Spring Possession
Continental School District, Taxes $446.23 Per Half Year
PARCEL #3: 81.4 +/- Acres, This is the Combination of Parcels 1 & 2 as a SINGLE UNIT


Conducted By:


Aaron Siefker, Broker/ Auctioneer 419-538-6184 Office 419-235-0789 Cell
Tom & Eric Robbins, Dan Limber, and Darrel D. Yoder; Assisting Auctioneers
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hold their regular
monthly meetings for the
year 2016 on the last
Monday of the month at
7 a.m. at the Brown
Township office. Except
for the February meeting will be held on March
1, at 7 a.m. Anyone
wishing to be notified of
an y regular meeting
changes or of a special
meeting, must contact
the Fiscal Officer with a
request for notification.
Cheryl Halter
Brown Twp.
Fiscal Officer


for all occasions. 30
years experience. Call
John Martinez at 419399-4583



PAYNE'S Annual Financial Report has been
completed and available
for inspection at the Village Administration Office, 119 N. Main Street,
Payne, Ohio.
PAYNE will hold regular
monthly meetings on the
2nd and 4th Tuesday of
the month at 7 p.m. at
the Village Office. Anyone wishing to be notified of any regular meeting changes or of any
special meetings must
contact the Fiscal officer
with a request for notification.
Cheryl Halter
Fiscal Officer
Village of Payne

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 7B


Immediate Opening
for a Full Time


is accepting applications for a POOL

MANAGER for the 2016 season.

Applications are available for

pickup in the Village Utilities Office,
by emailing a request to pldgvil@
paulding-net.com, or on the website at
villageofpaulding.com. To apply, please submit application
and resume to: 116 S. Main St.; Paulding, OH 45879, or
by email to the above mentioned address.

Detail Technician

Applications will be accepted taken until

Friday, March 11, or until the position is filled.

Duties include:
Buffing Polishing Interior Cleaning
We offer:
Medical Insurance 401k Comp. Wage
Experience preferred. Apply in person.

The Village of Paulding is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


accepting applications for LIFEGUARDS
2016 season.
Applications are available for pickup in
the Village Utilities Office, by emailing a
request to pldgvil@paulding-net.com, or
on the website at villageofpaulding.com. To apply, please
submit application and resume to: 116 S. Main St.; Paulding, OH 45879, or by email to the above mentioned address.

Applications will be accepted taken until

Friday, March 11, or until the positions are filled.
The Village of Paulding is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Van Wert County Hospital is in search of
a full-time Infection Prevention RN to
join our Nursing leadership team.
The chosen candidate must have a
strong desire to continuously improve
the quality of care to our clients as
well as protection for our employees.
Is responsible for adhering to the CDC
guidelines as well as implementing
programs that will aid in the compliance
of the organization under the National
Patient Safety Goals, Joint Commission,
and NHSN regulations. Is highly involved
in program development and community
health fair events.
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN)
required or must be obtained by 2020.
Must maintain CPR certification. Previous
management experience preferred. Two
to three years of clinical experience in an
acute care setting.
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

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The Paulding Village Cemetery Board is seeking
interested applicants for the 2016 seasonal
mowing and maintenance of the Live Oak and
Memorial Cemeteries in the Village of Paulding.
Must have your own mowing/trimming equipment and be licensed and insured. If interested,
submit a quote to the Village of Paulding, 116
S. Main Street, Paulding, Ohio 45879, or e-mail
to pldgvil@paulding-net.com.
Quotes will be accepted
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- $32,000.
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 has been extended to: February 26, 2016 at 4 pm.

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8B - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, February 24, 2016


The 2015-2016 school year continues to move
forward in a smooth manner. Unlike the past two
school years, when Mother Nature and Jack Frost
wreaked havoc on our part of the world, we have
been fortunate to have many fewer disruptions
to our regular schedule so far this year. As of this
writing, we have missed just 27 hours of instruction due to weather, giving ourselves a fair
amount of cushion heading into the final three
months of school. Well continue to keep our
fingers crossed as spring is right around the
corner. However, many weeks still exist for possible winter weather, so we encourage everyone to
continue exercising caution when traveling.
Speaking of days and hours of instruction, the
Wayne Trace Board of Education has recently
approved the school calendar for the 2016-2017
school year. Important dates to note include the
first day for students Wednesday, August 24;
Christmas break December 22-January 2; spring
break April 13-17; and graduation May 28. A
complete calendar is available to the public on
our school web-site.
Turning to academic matters, this years statemandated tests are quietly creeping up on us.
Before long, we will be in the testing season. To
increase our students chances for success, our
teachers continue to introduce, develop, and
assess their students on the academic content
standards as outlined by the Ohio Department of
Education. Two of our primary goals for this year
are to have a district-wide Performance Index
score over 100 points and to have a vast improvement on our value-added measurement. Parents
can help make these goals a reality by continuing
to support our teachers with their childrens
schoolwork and by encouraging their children to
put forth their best effort on these tests.
Although no one is excited to take tests, these
assessments are a barometer that allows us to
determine if our students are making a years
growth in the core academic subjects. Without
accurate data, we will not know in what areas we
need to improve. Remember, success at school is
a team effort between home and school. Everyone plays a vital part in the education of our students.
Time still exists for you to nominate a former
staff member for the Wayne Trace Staff Hall of
Fame Class of 2016. If you wish to obtain a nomination form, contact Ann Olwin in the central
office, and she will assist you. The Hall of Fame
event has become very popular in the community, and you can play a vital role by nominating
one of more worthy former staff members.
We would like to thank everyone who attended
the annual Wayne Trace FFA pancake and
sausage breakfast on February 20. Your support
is greatly appreciated, as proceeds from this
event benefit the many agricultural programs
offered at the high school. Special thanks go out
to Miss Lori Heiby and her students for all the
work they put in to make this years event another successful one.
Congratulations go out to several of our varsity
athletic squads. Our boys basketball team
captured its twenty-seventh conference title this
year, while our wrestling and girls basketball
teams each finished as conference runners-up.
With the OHSAA tournament seasons now under
way, we wish our athletes the best of luck as they
pursue success down the tournament trail.
Finally, please be aware of some 2015-2016
school calendar reminders: 1.) School will operate
on a two-hour delay, district-wide, on Friday,
March 11 for the purpose of a teacher in-service.
Buses will run two hours late that day. 2.) School
will not be in session for students from March 24April 1 due to a full-day teacher in-service (March
24), Good Friday (March 25), and spring break
(March 28-April 1). Also, please be reminded that
several Paulding County voting precincts will be
using the JH/HS building on March 15. School will
go as usual that day with several precautions in
place to assure a safe learning and voting environment for everyone.
As always, if you have questions or concerns
about your childs educational experience at
Wayne Trace, feel free to contact your building
principal or superintendent. Go Raiders!
Amerigas School Days Program
Thanks to AmeriGas Propane and their School
Days program, our school can earn up to
$2,000.00 per school year to purchase computers, books, or equipment. If you are a patron
of Amerigas, you receive a Community/School
Days receipt with your monthly bill. All you need
to do is forward the receipt to the school. Your
receipt is then sent back to AmeriGas Propane
for an earnings of 2 cents for each gallon purchased. Simply send the receipt with your student in an envelope addressed to the Treasurer
or you can mail it directly to Wayne Trace Local
School, Attn: Treasurer, 4915 US 127, Haviland,
OH 45851. This is just another simple way in
which you can support your school!
Laurie DeLong, Student Services/Early Learning
The next Early Childhood Screening will be
March 11 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in
Paulding from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. If school is
cancelled, the screening will be March 18. This
screening is for children from birth to age 5. Call
1-877-473-8166 for registration information.
After hours, a message can be left at ext. 41.
Our next Coffee & Dessert Parent/Professional
Series will be March 17 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at
the JH/HS Lecture Hall. The topic will be "Helping
Students Who Have Experienced Trauma". Children who have had a crisis at home such as a
death, incarceration, or divorce, may demonstrate effects of that stress at school. The goal of

the session is to help parents and teachers recognize students having difficulty and offer practical
ways to help. There will be several featured
speakers, including a portion called A New Leash
on Life!!! School Therapy Dog Programming.
Elementary school counselors from Bryan City
Schools will discuss applications of animal
assisted counseling. If interested, contact Cathy
Ruiz at cruiz@wb.noacsc.org or at 419-399-4711.
For additional information about preschool,
Coffee & Dessert Trainings, or any special education topic, contact me at 419-587-3414 or at


Jody Dunham, Principal
Its been a wonderful winter at Payne Elementary thanks to the amazing dedication of the
teachers, staff, students, volunteers and families!
Kindergarten Registration and Screening
It is time to plan Kindergarten registration for
the 2016-2017 school year. Options include a
possible Young 5's (Transitional Kindergarten)
and a regular Traditional Kindergarten. Both
programs are all day, every day programs that
provide students with a Kindergarten curriculum
based on the Ohio Department of Education
content standards. Students enrolled in Traditional Kindergarten will need to be 5 years of age
prior to August 1, 2016. Students enrolled in the
Young 5's (Transitional Kindergarten) must be 5
years of age on or before September 30, 2016. It
is important to note that the Young 5's
(Transitional Kindergarten) classroom will be
contingent upon a minimum enrollment as determined by Wayne Trace administration.
All students interested in enrolling in either
program are required to participate in the Kindergarten screening process which will take place at
WTPE on April 18 and 19. To register your child,
please call Payne Elementary at 419-263-2512 or
stop by the school office to pick up a Kindergarten registration packet.
Ohio Assessments
Our students are working very hard preparing
for Ohios State Assessments. These assessments
will be administered beginning the week of April
20 and ending the week of May 2. Please feel
free to contact your childs teacher to get ideas of
things you can do at home to support your childs
success when taking these high stakes assessments.
D.A.R.E. Graduation
Fifth grade students completed the D.A.R.E
program and were presented graduation certificates from their instructor Deputy Nicholas
Mendez. Students wrote an essay summarizing
what they learned in the program and how they
will apply that knowledge to their life. The winners were: first place Martin Alejo, second place
Lillian Anderson, third place Lane Morehead.
V.I.P Days in March
Fifth and sixth grade students are preparing for
their V.I.P day scheduled for March 16. We
welcome you to come and attend their Worlds
Fair from 1:45-3:00 that day.
Right to Read Week/Scholastic Book Fair
Payne Elementary will celebrate Right to Read
Week March 1-4. The week will end with our first
annual Book Exchange event led by Title 1 Reading Teacher Mrs. Krouse. Students are encouraged to bring in gently used books that may be
exchanged for different books to take home.
The annual Spring Scholastic Book fair is the
week of March 7. We encourage students and
families to visit the book fair. Proceeds support
our library.
March Assemblies
Families and the community are invited to our
school-wide assemblies. On March 2 at 1:30, the
Columbus Childrens Theater will present an antibully program titled Rumpelstiltskin. The Paulding Area Support Society is co-sponsoring this
We will also be hosting Kerry Kazam the Safety
Man on March 9 at 9:15. This assembly is provided by the Paulding Co. Sheriffs Department.
Kevin Wilson, Principal
Students at WTGH will again celebrate Read
Across America. Read Across America is held in
conjunction with Dr. Seuss birthday. Mrs.
Noffsinger has many activities planned for the
week. Parents if you would like to get involved,
go to the school web-site, click on math and reading, then click on Dr. Seuss. You will find many
different activities, including games and books.
Enjoy some fun reading with your child!
On March 7 at 9:30 the Columbus Childrens
Theatre is coming to Grover Hill to present
Rumpelstiltskin. This is an outstanding opportunity for the Grover Hill students to experience
the fine arts. This performance is possible thanks
to Karen Schlatter and the Paulding Area Support
Society. The Grover Hill staff and students would
like to thank Karen and the Paulding Area Support
Society for this opportunity.
On Thursday, March 10, the Grover Hill Elementary staff will present STEAM Night from 5:30 to
7:00. The term STEAM comes from combining
the subjects of science, technology, engineering,
art, and mathematics. During this evening student and their parents will discover the fun of
STEAM through hands-on activities for the whole
family. Admission is free, and the Grover Hill staff
will even provide a small dinner. Mark your calendars for what is bound be a family fun night!
The American Red Cross will be at WTGH for
the annual Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday,
March 14, from 1:30 until 5:30. If you would like

to participate in the Blood Drive, please contact

the Grover Hill Elementary Office. I would like to
thank the Red Cross and all community members
who will be saving a life on March 14.
VIP Day for 1st-grade students is Wednesday,
March 16. VIP Day is when the students choose
someone who they feel is a Very Important
Person in their life and then invites that person
to spend part of the school day with them. We
hope that if a 1st-grade student determines you
to be that VIP, you will be able to arrange your
schedule and join them for a day at school.
Kindergarten registration for the 2016-2017
school year is just around the corner. If you have
a child of Kindergarten age, you may go to the
school web-site or contact Grover Hill Elementary
to request a materials packet. Once your packet
has been filled out and returned to the GH office,
you will be ready for this years screening. Kindergarten screening is at Grover Hill Elementary
on April 20 & 21. Once again, we plan to offer
the Young Fives Program, but this program does
depend on numbers. We look forward to hearing
from you concerning Kindergarten registration.
We would like to thank everyone who has
participated in the Labels for Education program. The Labels for Education program is
where the Grover Hill community would collect
labels from Campbells Soup and Pepperidge
Farms products. Mrs. Noffsinger, Grover Hill
librarian, has been informed that this program
will no longer be available after this year. If you
have collected any labels for this program, they
must be turned in before the end of this school
year. In closing, we want to thank everyone who
has participated in this program.
Phil Nofziger, Principal
Academically, the month of March has changed
for us due to the new state testing requirements.
The Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) will still be
offered this year, but only to a handful of
students who may still need to pass a test(s). The
OGT will be offered for those students, who still
need to test, the week of March 14-18. Our present junior class was the last class that needed to
pass the five parts of the OGT as a graduation
requirement. Students in the Class of 2018 and
beyond are taking end-of-course exams in seven
tested areas (algebra I, English I, biology - except
the class of 2018 which tested in physical science
last year, american history, geometry, English II,
and american government). These exams, along
with seventh grade English and math, and eighth
grade English, math, and science will be administered the middle of April through the middle of
I would encourage parents to go the Ohio
Department of Education website if you have a
chance to view example test questions. The ODE
tries to answer any questions or concerns that
parents may have in regard to state testing.
We have several special events taking place
in March. Our high school band and choir will
perform a concert featuring their district contest
music on Friday, March 4 in our high school gym
at 7:00 p.m. Our band and choir will follow this
concert up with the OMEA district contest on
March 11 at Van Wert High School. The high
school student council is sponsoring a St. Patricks
Day dance on Friday, March 11 in the junior high
gym from 7:00 10:30 p.m. Our high school students will perform the musical The Little Mermaid on March 17, 18, and 20 at the Payne Elementary auditorium. We encourage everyone in
the school community to come and see our students display their talents!
In closing, if there are questions regarding your
son/daughters education, please contact us at
the school. We are committed to provide the
best possible education for all the students!

Students of the Month

Wayne Trace JH-HS teachers recently voted on
January Students of the Month. After tallying the
teacher votes, the Students of the Month are:
7th Grade: Tiffany Sinn; 8th Grade: Jordan
Speller; 9th Grade: Sara Edwards; 10th Grade:
Alyssa Dysinger; 11th Grade: Natalie Schwarze;
and 12th Grade: Quinton Harper. They each
received a Raider Pride Pay Forward t-shirt as
part of their award. Way to go Raiders!!!
Tribute to Steve Hall Basketball Game
On February 13 the Wayne Trace Raiders and
Grandview Heights Bobcats celebrated the life
and memory of Steve Hall, by retiring his #50, and
raising it to the rafters in the Wayne Trace HS
gym. Athletic Director Jim Linder, Kenny Stabler,
Angie (Hall) Speice, Al Welch, and Kevin Richards
all shared memories of Steve. The #50 retirement ceremony can be viewed in its' entirety at:
The WT Athletic Boosters, and Wayne Trace
and Grandview communities would like to extend
a heartfelt "THANK YOU" to all those who donated items to the silent auction, purchased auction
items or t-shirts, and to all those in attendance
Saturday evening who helped make the night a
very special tribute to someone who is missed
every day by his family, friends, and communities.
Guidance Department News
Drivers Education will be offered at Wayne
Trace on March 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, and 12. Classes will be held from 5:00 to 8:15 p.m. Registration materials are available in the Guidance
Office. The cost of the class is $340. Please call
Safe Start Driving School for more information at
419-258-1069. Students must be 15 years and 5
months old to take the class.

Current scholarships can be found on the HS

websites guidance page at www.waynetrace.org.
Intent to participate in College Credit Plus
courses must be turned in by April 1 to Mrs.
Students will be registering for classes for 20162017. Registration papers need to be signed by
parents and returned to Mrs. Franz by March 27.
8th grade meeting to discuss scheduling will be
held on March 10. A paper will be going home
with the students with additional information.
Music Department News
The Music Department will be having a
PreContest Concert for HS band and choir on
March 4 to help them prepare for OMEA adjudicated large group contest. The concert will be in
the HS gym at 7:00. On March 11 we will travel
to Van Wert HS for district contest. The band will
perform at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium and the
choir will perform at 8:20 p.m. in the lecture hall.
This is a free event and the public is welcome.
Congratulations to Reed Zartman, Reid Miller,
Kaitlin Vest, and Taylor Long who will be participating in JH Honors Choir and Ryan Wenninger,
Owen Manz, and Devin Nichols who will participate in JH Honors Band. They will perform with
students from other schools on March 5 at Wapakoneta HS Performing Arts Center at 3:00 p.m.
Admission is $5 per person; 5 and under are free.
The Wayne Trace Performing Arts Association is
pleased to announce the production of Disneys
The Little Mermaid. Come out and support this
great group of 70+ students as they take us
Under the Sea and into Part of Your World!
Performance dates are March 17 and 18 at 7:30
and March 20 at 2:30 in the Payne Elementary
Auditorium. Presale tickets are $7 for adults and
$5 for children and are available at both elementary schools and the JH/SR High School. Doors
will open 45 minutes prior to show times. Elevator access is through the cafeteria entrance on
the east side of the school.
Get a chance to see your favorite Little Mermaid characters at the Meet & Greet on Saturday, March 5, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the Payne
Elementary gym. This is a presale event only.
Tickets are $5 per child and are available until
March 1. An adult must accompany all children.
Get your picture taken with cast members, play
games, and enjoy refreshments! Pictures will be
available for pick up at the performances.
Best wishes to the HS Band as they leave for
Disney on March 28! They will be playing in
downtown Disney and participating in a music

Athletic Department News

The Athletic Boosters will be holding their
annual Reverse Draw on Friday, April 22, at 6:30
p.m. Tickets are $50 for meal and draw or $25
for just the meal. See any booster member or
contact the athletic department for additional
information or to purchase your tickets.


Mar. 2
Mar. 4
Mar. 5

PE-Rumpelstiltskin pesentation 1:30

HS Band & Choir Concert-HS gym 7:00
Meet & Greet Little Mermaid
characters-Payne Elem. Gym 3:00-5:00
Mar. 7 GH-Rumpelstiltskin presentation 9:30
Mar. 9 PE-Kidzone
Mar. 10 8th gr. scheduling meeting TBA
Mar. 10 GH-STEAM night 5:30-7:00
Mar. 11 2-Hr. Delay for Teacher In-Service
Mar. 11 Early Childhood Screening at Pauldings
St. Paul Lutheran Church 9:00-2:00
Mar. 11 HS Band & Choir district contest at
VW High School
Mar. 11 HS-St. Patricks Day dance in JH gym
Mar. 11 End of 3rd quarter
Mar. 14 Red Cross Blood Drive at GH 1:30-5:30
Mar. 14-18 HS-OGTs
Mar. 15 PE-Coffee with the Principal 9:30-10:30
Mar. 16 PE-5th/6th gr. VIP Day 1:45-3:00
Mar. 16 GH-1st gr. VIP Day
Mar. 16 GH-Kidzone
Mar. 17 Coffee & Dessert Parent/Professional
Series at HS 4:30-6:30
Mar. 17 & 18 Spring Musical at Payne Elem.
Auditorium 7:30
Mar. 20 Spring Musical at Payne Elem.
Auditorium 2:30
Mar. 22 FFA Banquet in JH gym 5:00
Mar. 23 PE-Kidzone
Mar. 24 NO SCHOOLTeacher In-Service
Mar. 25 thru April 1NO SCHOOL-Spring Break

Varsity Softball
Mar. 22 Scrimmage at Crestview
Mar. 24 Scrimmage-Allen East-H
Mar. 29 Ottoville-H
Mar. 31 Paulding-H
JV Softball
Mar. 22 Scrimmage at Crestview
Mar. 24 Scrimmage at Allen East
Varsity Baseball
Mar. 21 Scrimmage-Ft. Jennings-H
Mar. 28 Continental-H
Mar. 29 Stryker-T
Mar. 31 Lima Bath-T
JV Baseball
March 28 Miller City-T
March 31 Crestview-H

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