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is planned for 4-7 p.m. Saturday, April 9 at the Scott
Fire Department. Dine in or
carry out. Dinner includes
spaghetti, garlic bread, salad,
dessert and drink. All proceeds go to the Tammy Gibson Memorial Scholarship
Fund through the Paulding
County Area Foundation.

Spaghetti dinner
at Oakwood F.D.
Fire Department will host an
all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 4-8 p.m. Saturday,
April 9 at the fire station, located at 201 N. Sixth St. The
menu includes spaghetti, salad, garlic toast and desserts.

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The busy intersection of U.S. 24 and Road 143 in northeast Emerald Township is one of the
at-grade crossings in Paulding County that may be considered for upgrades. ODOT conducted a
meeting Monday to discuss longterm planning.

Progress Staff Writer
Department of Transportation
(ODOT) personnel held a U.S.
24 access study stakeholder
meeting Monday evening. The
informal yet informative meeting for those with an interest
with the U.S. 24 corridor in
Paulding and Defiance Counties
had opportunity to hear from
ODOT as early planning continues on future changes.
Law enforcement, EMTs and
fire personnel, school officials
and local government leaders
along with several others listened to what was described as
a planning document.
The purpose of the meeting
was to first inform everyone
in attendance that no plans are
currently in the works to change

any of the seven at-grade intersections in Paulding County or

to add any interchanges or overpasses.
These seven areas in Paulding County have all been studied and recommendations were
given with no timetable offered
for any kind of construction
being done.
Right now we are in the
early, very early planning
stages. So far we have put together a simplistic overview of
the seven locations in Paulding
County. We are working on a
planning document in order to
set the stage for economic development, said ODOT deputy
director Kirk Slusher.
He went on to emphasize
again that no plans are set for
See HIGHWAY, page 2A

Accused killer pleads not guilty


Progress Staff
PAULDING On Thursday
afternoon, Bradley R. Gillespie was arraigned in Paulding
County Common Pleas Court.
Accused in the double homicide of Hannah Fischer and
Frank Tracy Jr., Gillespie was
escorted into the courtroom by
three county deputies following a 50-minute delay.
With the gallery area filled
with onlookers, Gillespie, 42,
of Defiance, made his way to a
long table, where he met with
his court-appointed lawyer.
The accused entered pleas of
not guilty.
A pretrial conference is set
for May 5 at 3 p.m. where he
will return to Judge Tiffany
Beckmans courtroom.
As Gillespie made his way
across the courtroom, he
scanned the gallery area, making eye contact with many
who were sitting in the rear
portion of the courtroom. The
quiet sobbing of Hannah Fishers mother could be heard as
Gillespie walked within three

Unsealed indictment outlines some details in couples deaths

feet of her as he passed by to

his seat.
Following a 10-minute session, the arraignment was all
over. As Gillespie made his
way out of the courtroom there

were several angry outbursts

exchanged between victims
family members and Gillespie.
Serving as his defense lawyer will be William F. Kluge
from Lima with co-counsel

from Robert Grzybowski, also

from Lima.
On March 28, a special grand
jury returned two murder indictments with firearms specifications against the 42-year-

old. The indictment indicates

the homicides took place on or
about Feb. 3.
A $10 million bond, with
10 percent cash privilege, had
been established for Gillespies
earlier charges and will remain


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2A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Join free nature hike program on Saturday

Feature Writer
PAULDING If you are a
lover of nature and the great outdoors, youll be pleased to know
that the Paulding Soil and Water
Conservation District (SWCD)
will be holding monthly Nature
Hikes throughout the county
on the second Saturday of each
month from April through August. The first hike will be Saturday, April 9 at 10 a.m. and will
last about an hour.
Staci Miller, education specialist for Paulding SWCD,
explains how the hikes came
A woman in the county, who
loves the outdoors came to me
last fall and asked if wed ever
considered doing anything like
this, she says. The woman
said she and a few friends
would like to explore parts of
the county with other hikers,
but didnt know where to go or
whom to invite.
I thought it sounded like a
good idea so I told her Id put
something together, Miller
continues. Weve had a really good response so far and
currently have about 15 people
signed up for the first hike.
For the first hike, participants
will meet at the Black Swamp
Nature Center, located at 753
Fairground Drive just west
of the Paulding County Fairgrounds.
Well have maps of all

the trails at the nature center,

Miller says. Well hike around
the trails there at the center. We
have about 51 acres total, which
includes 24 acres of woodland,
14 acres of wetlands, and six
acres of old meadow.
Theres always something interesting to see along the trails.
Its not a very strenuous walk
and there are benches for people
to sit and rest if they get tired.
She says there are also some
newly planted buckeye trees to
observe, as well as other native
plants and trees.
The nature center property
is an ideal location to observe
wildlife, migratory birds, and
nesting shore and water fowl.
During the spring and summer, Canada geese, a variety
of ducks and song birds can be
spotted nesting in the ponds and
undergrowth along the trails.
Occasionally, deer and other
four-legged wildlife can also be
Miller encourages nature lovers of every age to sign up for
the hike.
We want people of all ages
to come out and enjoy the day,
she says. The hike will go on
that day, rain or shine. If they
dont have time to pre-register,
they can just show up the day
of the hike. They should dress
appropriately, wear boots and
bring hiking sticks and a water
bottle. And if they want to bring
their cameras, maybe they can
get some good shots and enter
our photo contest!
Light refreshments will be
A summary of Marchs
served at the nature center buildweather highs and lows, as
ing afterward.
recorded at Pauldings water
Plans for future hikes include
treatment plant:
a picnic at the Black Swamp
Maximum temperature:
Audubon Society property near
75 on March 28.
Antwerp, a tour of the Ohio De Low temperature: 20 on
partment of Natural Resources
March 2 and 3.
site near the new ball fields in
Most rain/melted snow in Paulding, and a hike in the Groa 24-hour period: 1.05 inches
ver Hill area.
on March 25; most ice/snow:
For more information or to
3.0 inches on March 4.
register for the hike, contact
Total rainfall/melted snow Staci Miller at Paulding SWCD
for the month: 3.92 inches; total at 419-399-4771 or by email at
ice and snow: 3.0 inches

Weather report

Retired teachers
to meet April 11

CECIL The Paulding

County Retired Teachers Association will meet for a luncheon
meeting at 11:30 a.m. Monday,
April 11 at the Vagabond Village on U.S. 127, Cecil. The
guest speaker will be Sheriff
Jason Landers, a former student
of Paulding Exempted Village
No reservations are necessary. All teachers who retired
from Antwerp, Wayne Trace
and Paulding schools are invited to attend. Donations for
the scholarship fund for high
school seniors who plan to
enter the field of education and
for local food pantries will be

Judy Wells/Paulding County Progress

Sage and Max Stork of Oakwood enjoyed walking along the trails at the Black Swamp Nature Center on a sunny day in March.
They and their grandmother were visiting the center and having a good time looking at birds, turtles and early-blooming flowers
there. A new nature hiking group will hold its first walk there April 9. Theres still time to register for this free program.


Historical society to host

Beer & Food Pairing event
PAULDING Ever wonder what all those specialtybeerstaste like? Nows your
chance to sample 20 different ones; from fruity to spicy,
youre sure to find one you like.
Plus deliciousfoodand great
The John Paulding Historical Society will be hosting a
Beer and Food Pairing event on
Saturday, April 16 starting at 7
Several different flavors of
beer will be featured for sampling pleasure, along with com-

plimentary food and desserts.

The musical entertainment
for the night will be Corduroy
Road. This band is excellent and
plays a wide variety of music.
All proceeds from this fundraising event go to the museum.
Last years event had a record
crowd. Tickets are on sale now
$25 each and can be purchased
by calling Ashley Doctor at
419-406-0911, Gene Olwin at
419-263-2750 or Kim Sutton at
419-399-2388. Or, stop out to
the museum on Tuesday from
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Nature Center photography

contest deadline draws near

Feature Writer
PAULDING The Paulding
Soil and Water Conservation
District is sponsoring a photo
contest at the Black Swamp
Nature Center. The contest is
open to all residents of Paulding County. Each resident may
submit up to three photos for
the contest in two age brackets Under the Age of 18 and
Over the Age of 18.
All photos must have been
taken at the Black Swamp
Nature Center between September 1, 2015 and May 1 of

this year and can be blackand-white or color. They must

be submitted as an 8x10 and
may not be framed or matted.
Each photo should be placed
in a clear sheet protector and
should have a note card attached to the back with the
photographers name, address,
phone number, email address,
age division and date the photo
was taken.
Entries are due by May 1 to
the Paulding SWCD office, located at 503 Fairground Drive
in Paulding. Photos will be
judged at the 2016 Paulding

County Fair, to be held June

Prizes will include $25 for
first place and $10 for second
place in each age bracket.
Photos will not be returned
to photographers upon completion of the contest. Paulding SWCD reserves the right to
use all photos in publications
or for promotional purposes.
For more information, contact Staci Miller, education
specialist, at the SWCD office
at 419-399-4771 or by email
at staci.miller@pauldingswcd.

converted to an overpass.
Intersection number three
(County Road 87) and number
four (County Road 115), both
located in what is considered
high crash locations, would have
as their recommendation the culde-sac design, according to Grilliot.
County Road 232 intersection, labeled as the fifth intersection located in a zero crash location, would also be a cul-de-sac.
The final Paulding County
location, County Road 143, located in a high crash location,
would convert to an overpass.
There are many aspects
of each location to consider,
Slusher said. Upgrades and
changes to current county and/
or township roads to meet the
proper standards. There is the
impact on the property own-

ers who may live near some of

the possible changes that will
be taken into consideration. So
many things to consider and
thats why we will have open
forums and meetings where
the public will be invited to ask
questions and hear the facts.
When asked for a possible
timetable for some of the interchanges being upgraded,
Slusher could not be specific,
but said that no project would
be initiated for at least a couple
of years and it would be five
to seven years before anything
would be built.
Its early, and according to
Slusher, the planning document
is slowly coming together and
the steps will be taken to eventually get to the place when construction can take place, but its
several years down the road.

Continued from Page 1A

any kind of construction and information is being gained at this

time to complete the planning
We dont want economic
development to take place at the
at-grade locations and so we are
taking a closer look at them, not
only on U.S. 24 but on many of
the four-lane highways in Ohio.
Our objective is to protect the
at-grade intersections, commented Slusher.
Following Slushers opening comments, he introduced
Aaron G. Grilliot, who spent
the balance of the session going
through each of the seven intersecting roads and briefly explaining their findings.
Grilliott, vice president and
manager of traffic engineering
for TranSystems, is coordinating the study and has proposed
the longterm access types for
each intersection.
From west to east, beginning
near the Indiana-Ohio State
Line, the seven intersections
are numbered consecutive with
number one being County Road
21 followed by Township Road
83. Grilliot explained that both
are in lower crash locations and
the recommendation for CR 21
is a cul-de-sac with TR 83 being

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the same at this time.

Gillespie was arrested March
19 by Defiance County Sheriffs Office and charged with
one count each possession of
controlled substances and receiving stolen property, both
fifth-degree felonies. He was
being held in Corrections Commission of Northwest Ohio
(CCNO) when he was indicted.
The indictment was sealed
until Friday morning.
Court documents state that
Fischers body was found in an
apartment on West Perry Street
in Paulding on Feb. 9. Fischer,
21, was found with a gunshot
wound to the head.
A 2016 Jeep Compass was
sitting at the scene, used by
Tracy. The Bureau of Criminal
Identification and Investigation processed the vehicle and
found blood throughout and a
spent .40 caliber casing. Items
were submitted to BCI&I for

Allegedly, an individual told
police that Bradley Gillespie
was driving Tracys pickup
truck and Gillespie had said he
had beaten Tracy to death and
threw the body in the river.
Further, documents allege
that police recovered a .40 caliber handgun and the owner
confirmed that Gillespie was
in possession of the handgun
on Feb. 3. BCI&I testing confirmed the spent casing collected from the Jeep was fired
by this handgun, and blood in
the Jeep belonged to Tracy and
Tracys body was found
March 17 in a cemetery near
Cecil. The 47-year-old also
died from a gunshot wound to
the head.
Authorities say that Gillespie admitted to being with both
victims on Feb. 3, according to
the case file.

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

Obituaries Updated weekdays at www.progressnewspaper.org


Baird, age 74, died Monday,
March 28.
She was born on Oct. 17,
1941, in Galion, the daughter
of the late Keith E. and Isabelle
F. (Foltz) Baird Sr. She was a
retired school teacher.
She is survived by a brother,
Keith (Helen Gershutz) Baird,
Funeral services were conducted Friday, April 1 at Den
Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Burial was in the Caledonia Cemetery, Caledonia.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests donations to a charity
of the donors choice.
Online condolences may be
sent to www.denherderfh.com.


Smallwood, age 67, died Friday, April 1.
She was
born Nov.
11, 1948 in
Bryan, the
of the late
and Irenia
Ankney Sr. On June 1, 1968,
she married Robert Bob
Smallwood, who survives in
She is also survived by four

daughters, Jeanene (Derron)

Cummins, Cecil, Tammy
Jernigan, Paulding, Tonya
Smallwood, Louisiana, and
Joy (Michael) Buston, Canton;
a son, Robert (Karen) Smallwood, Pioneer; a brother, Eugene Ankney; 16 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She is also preceded in
death by a brother, Sylvester
D. Ankney Jr.; sister-in-law,
JoAnn Ankney; and a son-inlaw, David Jernigan.
To honor Ruths wishes
there will be no visitation or
funeral services. Den Herder
Funeral Home, Paulding, is
handling arrangements.
The family requests no donations.
Online condolences may
be sent to www.denherderfh.

by Masolite LLC, Fort Wayne,

as sales manager. He was a
member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Paulding; VFW Post #587; and Harley Hog Owners Group.
He is also survived by two
brothers, Lonnie (Pam) Edwards, Gahanna, and Greig
(Cindy) Edwards, Paulding, a
sister, Pam R. Secrist, Auburn,
Ind.; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be
conducted 11 a.m. Saturday,
April 9 at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church with the
Rev. Karen Stetins officiating.
Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding.
Visitation will be 2-8 p.m.
Friday, April 8 at Den Herder
Funeral Home, Paulding.
There will also be one-hour
visitation prior to services at
the church on Saturday.
In lieu of flowers, the famJOEL EDWARDS ily requests donations made to
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran
PAULDING Joel M. Ed- Church or Community Health
wards, age 58, died Saturday, Professionals Hospice of DefiApril 2 at CHP Hospice, Defi- ance.
Online condolences may
He was
be sent to www.denherderfh.
born Dec.
28, 1957 in
the son of
the late
Lonnie and

Connie Sue
died Tues(Beamer) Edwards. On Aug.
16, 1980, he married Brenda
L. Huebner, who survives in
Paulding. He was employed

Guess whod rather plant

the garden barefooted?
As I write this, we are almost through March. April 1
is already Friday. Next week
our three children will be
home from school for spring
break. Parent/teacher conferences will be held on Thursday. After spring break there
are only nine more weeks of
school left. It is hard to believe
how fast this term is going.
My husband Joe planted
quite a few Red Pontiac seed
potatoes on Saturday. We have
been wanting to also get some
peas and radishes planted. We
are hearing that we will have
another cold week coming with
temperatures below freezing. I
hope it will miss us but we cant
control the weather and need to
accept what God sends.
Joe is always eager to start
planting garden. Its a good
thing that he is because I like
to put it off as long as possible. I like planting garden
when its warm and I can go
out barefooted to plant.
Daughter Susan has started
training her pony, Tough Boy,
now. He is already two years
old. She is line driving him
and teaching him the commands. He is almost ready to
hitch to the pony cart. Susan
works at the RV factory then
spends her evenings working
with Tough Boy.

Remembering life in the 1500s

By Byron McNutt
DHI Media
Have you ever wondered
how we came up with the
terms dirt poor, its raining cats and dogs, dont
throw the baby out with the
bath water, thresh hold,
bringing home the bacon,
the graveyard shift, or
how the custom of holding a
wake got started?
An old friend Kevin Pappert, who did some consulting work for our newspaper
group back in the 1990s,
came across the following historical information
that tells us about life in the
1500s. Its interesting reading, even if Snoops.com says
this essay is someones idea
of an amusing leg-pull and
lacks accuracy.
Back in those days, most
people got married in June
because they took their yearly bath in May, and were still
smelling pretty good by June.
However, they were starting
to smell, so brides carried a
bouquet of flowers to hide the
body odor.
Baths equaled a big tub
filled with hot water. The man
of the house had the privilege
of the nice clean water, then
all the other sons and men,
then the women and finally
the children. Last of all the
By then the water was so
dirty you could actually lose
someone in it. Hence the saying: Dont throw the baby out
with the bath water.
Houses had thatched roofs.
Thick straw, piled high, with
no wood underneath. It was
the only place for animals to
get warm, so all the pets ...

dogs, cats and other small animals, mice, rats and bugs lived
in the roof straw.
When it rained it became
slippery and sometimes the
animals would slip and fall
off the roof. Hence the saying:
Its raining cats and dogs.
There was nothing to stop
things from falling into the
house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where
bugs and other things could
really mess up your nice clean
bed. So, they found if they
made beds with big posts and
hung a sheet over the top, it
addressed that problem.
Hence those beautiful big
four poster beds with canopies.
The floors in those days
were dirt. Only the wealthy
had something other than dirt
floors. Hence the saying dirt
The wealthy also had slat
floors which would get slippery in the winter when wet.
So they spread thresh on the
floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on
they kept adding more thresh
until when you opened the
door it would all start slipping
A piece of wood was placed
at the entry way, hence a
thresh hold.
Families of that era cooked
in the kitchen with a big kettle
that always hung over the fire.
Every day they lit the fire and
added things to the pot. They
mostly ate vegetables and
didnt get much meat. They
would eat the stew for dinner
leaving leftovers in the pot to
get cold overnight and then
start over the next day.
Sometimes the stew had

The family of Aletha Kadesch wishes to express

our appreciation to all who sent cards, food, flowers
and memorials. Also to those who attended the funeral.
Thank you to the ladies of the First Christian Church for the
lunch, the care given to our mother while at The Gardens of
Paulding, to Rev. Stout, Rev. Blevins and the church members
who visited while our mother was in the rest home and to
Den Herder Funeral Home for the guidance to our family.
Richard and Sharon Kepler; Gary and Linda Kadesch
Ronnie and Vicki Kadesch

food in it that had been there

for several weeks. Hence the
rhyme peas porridge hot,
peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old.
Sometimes they could obtain pork and would feel really
special when that happened.
When company came over,
they would bring out some
bacon and hang it to show it
off. It was a sign of wealth and
that a man could really bring
home the bacon.
They would cut off a little
to share with guests and would
all sit around and chew the
fat. Could life be any better?
Those with money had
plates made of pewter. Food
with a high acid content
caused some of the lead to
leach onto the food. This happened most often with tomatoes, so they stopped eating
tomatoes ... for 400 years!
Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the
burnt bottom of the loaf, the
family got the middle, and
guests got the top, or the upper crust.
Lead cups were used to
drink ale or whiskey. The combination would sometimes
knock them out for a couple of
days. Someone walking along
the road would take them for
dead and prepare them for
They were laid out on the
kitchen table for a couple of
days and the family would
gather around and eat and
drink and wait and see if they
would wake up. Hence the
custom of holding a wake.
England is old and small
and when they started running
out of places to bury people
they would dig up coffins and

WBESC to hold special meeting

Byron McNutt
re-use the grave. In reopening
these coffins, one out of 25
coffins were found to have
scratch marks on the inside
and they realized they had
been burying people alive.
So they thought they would
tie a string on their wrist and
lead it through the coffin and
up through the ground and tie
it to a bell. Someone would
have to sit out in the graveyard all night to listen for the
bell. Hence they were on the
graveyard shift.
Thats also where we got
the terms saved by the bell
and he was a dead ringer.
I wonder what, if any, terms
used today will survive into
the 22nd century when robots
will rule our lives.
Will people laugh about
our use of Smartphones, daily
mail delivery, travel by cars
and airplanes, our fascination
with pizza and fast foods,
how we actually attended
sporting events, our fear of
being diagnosed with cancer,
obesity and staying physically fit and how we obsessed
about money.

Thank you

The family of Marty Jones would like to thank

everyone for the food, visits, cards, all the donations
and donations to the gofundme. Also for all the
prayers during Martys illness and after his death.
Special thanks to Father Poggemyer,
Den Herder Funeral Home and Dr. Kuhn.
Your generosity and concerns will never be forgotten.

The family of
Elizabeth Williamson
would like to thank
family and friends for
your kindness and prayers
during the loss
of our mother.
We would especially like
to thank the staff of The
Gardens of Paulding for the
care and compassion that
you provided our mother
during her stay.

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On Good Friday we had a

nice relaxing family day. We
set the table for all the family.
The men and boys grilled the
chicken while the girls and I
prepared the rest of the menu.
Our meal consisted of
mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, barbecued chicken, corn,
taco salad, Easter eggs, dill
pickles, hot peppers, celery
and carrot sticks, sliced Colby
and Swiss cheese, homemade
bread, butter and strawberry
jam. Also Swiss roll bars (that
daughter Elizabeth brought),
cinnamon rolls, chocolate chip
cookies and ice cream.
It is always such a good
feeling to sit down at the table
when the whole family is present. Not everyone can do this
and my heart goes out to broken families and also to families that have had loved ones
that passed on before. God has
given us so many blessings
and so much to be thankful
for. Do we thank God enough
for all he provides for us?
Our five daughters fixed
a tray of food to take over
to our 88-year-old neighbor
Irene. They walked it over to
her house before we started
eating. We also made mashed
potatoes for our neighbor Joes
little daughter Jaylyn. She had
her tonsils removed and is only
allowed soft foods. She loves
mashed potatoes and we had
more than enough for us. It is
nice to have good neighbors.

Our afternoon was spent

playing games. Joe has a croquet set that eight people can
play, but outside the wind was
chilly so it was decided to play
games indoors.
Daughter Susan is still only
working four days at the factory so she will be home on Friday. Daughter Elizabeth has
plans to come home on Friday.
Its always enjoyable to work
with the girls.
Son-in-law Timothy is allowed to start putting weight
on his foot. He is slowly getting around but still relies on
his crutches at times.
This week Ill share the recipe for Ho Ho Cake, which is
kind of like a giant Hostess
Ho Ho if youre familiar with
those. Several readers have requested it.
Gods blessings to all!
Bake one chocolate cake in
a 9x13 inch pan. Let cool.
Topping 1:
5 tablespoons flour
1-1/4 cups milk
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup oleo
1 cup shortening
Mix flour and milk in saucepan and cook until thick, stirring constantly. Cream together sugar, oleo and shortening.
Add flour mixture, beat well
and put on cake.
Topping 2:
1/2 cup oleo
1 egg
3 tablespoons cocoa
2-1/2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
Melt oleo and cocoa together. Cool. Beat egg, vanilla, and
water; add powdered sugar,
blending well. Stir with oleo/
cocoa mixture. Pour this topping over first topping on cake
and refrigerate.



For a Life Worth

& Cremation Ceremonies


LIMA The Western Buckeye Educational Service Center and

the Allen County Educational Service Center will hold a special
board meeting to discuss personnel in executive session. The
meeting will be held at 5 p.m.April 6 at 1920 Slabtown Road, Lima.

Discover NSCC Day set April 9

ARCHBOLD More than 40 years ago, Northwest State Community College began with a graduating class of sixty-six. Since
then, the College has grown to offer over 70 degree and certificate
programs to a campus of more than 4,000 students. Companies
throughout the region are looking for an educated and trained
workforce. Discover NSCC Day on Saturday, April 9 from 10
a.m.-noon will allow area residents to explore the available career
training and educational options available at Northwest State.
Discover NSCC Day is free and open to the public.
In addition to the activities and demonstrations, attendees can
also apply for an opportunity to win one of two $500 scholarships.

Obituaries are
posted daily
The Paulding County
Progress posts obituaries
daily as we receive them.
Check our Web site at
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4A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, April 6, 2016



Common Pleas
Civil Docket

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

and husband; et ux., and wife.

In the matter of the title for a 1999

Fortune manufactured home for James
S. Crowley, address unavailable.
Paulding County Treasurer, Paulding
vs. Edgar Doster, Paulding and Irene
Doster, Paulding. Foreclosure of real
property tax.
Angela M. Horine, Payne vs. Joseph
D. Horine, Van Wert. Divorce.
Robert J. Fisher, Grover Hill vs. Rachell L. Fisher, Van Wert. Divorce.
Gerald R. Ross Jr., Grafton vs. Juan
R. Esquivvel, Paulding and unknown fiduciary of Estate of Lorine Ross, dec.,
address unknown and Paulding County
Treasurer, Paulding. Injunction.
In the matter of: Clay A. Strawser,
Scott and Pamela Strawser, Payne. Dissolution of marriage.
Roger D. Pier, address unavailable.
Application for certificate of title.
Marriage Licenses
Michael Allen Johnson, 54, Hicksville, truck driver and Loretta Mae Gipple, 67, Payne, retired. Parents are Ray
Johnson and Mary Glenn; and Otis Harp
and Georgia Gray.
Jeromy Lee Willitzer, 37, Defiance,
laborer-operator and Shelly Kay Curtis, 46, Defiance, supervisor. Parents
are Donald Francis Willitzer and Linda
Kay Drake; and Robert Berry and Merry
David G. Rager, 60, Paulding, laborer

and Mary Louise Molitor, 63, Paulding,

registered nurse. Parents are Glenn Rager
and Alice Wilhelm; and John Molitor Sr.
and Leona Laker.
Administration Docket
In the Estate of Monte Maurice
Hoover, last will and testament filed.
In the Estate of Butch Carl Coburn,
application to administer file.
Criminal Docket
Matthew W. Weber, 25, of Cecil,
entered a guilty plea to an amended indictment charging him with three counts
gross sexual imposition (F3). His original indictment alleged two counts of rape
(F1) with one count gross sexual imposition. He will be sentenced on May 9.
Alfonso S. Gonzales Jr., 44, of Paulding, will have his final pretrial conference on June 6. His jury trial was set for
June 22-23. He is accused of illegal use
of a minor in nudity-oriented material or
performance (F2).
Bobbi M. Brkovic, 30, of Paulding,
who is accused of aggravated vehicular
homicide (F2), saw the resident judge
disqualify herself from the case. Further proceedings will be handled by retired family court judge, the Honorable
Charles Douglas Chamberlain of Logan
Ashley Dalton, 28, of Paulding, was
sentenced to four years community control sanctions for possession of cocaine
(F5) and possession of drugs (F5). Conditions of the sanctions include she is to
complete the program at Serenity Haven

and complete aftercare at an appropriate

agency, submit to random tests, complete the Paulding County Drug Court
program if qualified, get and keep a job,
six-month license suspension, obtain
valid license and pay $275 costs.
Justin M. Woodruff, 26, of Cecil, was
released on his own recognizance following arraignment for possession of
drugs (F5). Conditions of the release include no arrests, no drugs and no alcohol.
Court dates were set for an April 11 pretrial conference and a June 7 jury trial.
Briana J. Watson, 27, of Defiance,
was released on her own recognizance
following arraignment for trafficking in
drugs (F4). Conditions of the release are
no arrests, no drugs, and no alcohol. She
is scheduled for an April 15 pretrial conference and a June 7 jury trial.
Rachel E. Smith, 43, of Antwerp, was
released on her own recognizance after
arraignment for trafficking in drugs (F3).
She is not to have any arrests, no drugs
and no alcohol. Her pretrial conference
will be April 11 with a June 7 trial date.
The prosecution was ordered to preserve
and catalog all physical evidence in the
Timothy B. Edwards, 56, of Antwerp,
was released on his own recognizance
following arraignment for possession
LSD (F4), of meth (F5) and of cocaine
(F5). Condition of the release is that he
not be arrested. April 11 is his pretrial
conference and June 1 is set for a jury

Karl Mielke from Antwerp was the speaker at the recent Kiwanis Club of Paulding County meeting. His topic was What do
you want your community to be? He had the members take a
few minutes to fill out a questionnaire to what they thought is
needed. He will take this information and compare it with what
others from other parts of the county have said. Peggy Emerson
was program chairman.
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:


March 29
March 30
March 31
April 1
April 2
April 3
April 4


County Court
Civil Docket:
Midland Funding LLC, San
Diego vs. Ada Burk, Paulding.
Other action, satisfied.
Credit Adjustments Inc.,
Defiance vs. Luke A. Weible,
Paulding. Other action, judgment for the plaintiff in the
sum of $4,261.08.
Blanchard Valley Health,
Findlay and Blanchard Valley Professionals, Findlay vs.
Krista Kay Roth, Grover Hill.
Other action, satisfied.
Michael M. Mott DDS, Ltd.,
Paulding vs. Melissa Hale,
Latty. Other action, judgment
for the plaintiff in the sum of
Michael M. Mott DDS,
Ltd., Paulding vs. Daniel Hagerman, Paulding and Desirae
Hagerman, Paulding. Other
action, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum of $729.51.
Van Wert County Hospital,
Van Wert vs. Jason Roberts,
Grover Hill and Stephanie A.
Roberts, Grover Hill. Other
action, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum of $867.89.
Village of Cecil, Cardington
vs. Jim Keeler, Cecil and Penny Keeler, Cecil. Other action,
judgment for the plaintiff in
the sum of $933.33.
Credit Adjustments Inc.,
Defiance vs. Brenda D. Ruder, Cecil and Wilhelm Ruder,
Cecil. Other acton, judgment
for the plaintiff in the sum of
Robert L. Cook, Paulding
vs. Donald E. ODay, Paulding. Evictions, dismissed.

Greenville, S.C. vs. Angie
Stoller, Paulding. Other action, dismissed.
Returned To You Ltd.,
Paulding vs. David Childs,
Payne. Small claims, dismissed.
Criminal Docket:
Brandy C. Beard, Oakwood, disorderly conduct;
$201 costs, maintain general
good behavior.
Amy Kirkland, Paulding,
disorderly conduct; $75 fine,
$102 costs; maintain general
good behavior.
Scott E. Kirkland, Paulding,

disorderly conduct; $75 fine,

$108 costs; maintain general
good behavior.
James Tiberius Fisher, Cecil, two counts confinement of
dog; $25 fine for each count,
$117 costs, pay $174.98 restitution.
James Tiberius Fisher, Cecil, two counts failure to register dog; $25 fine for each, both
Jason Aaron Brown, Oakwood, passing bad check;
$100 fine, $109 costs, $101.74
restitution, 10 days jail and 80
days jail suspended; warrant
and warrant block rescinded.
Frederick Gunter, McClure,
escape; case dismissed per
State, $118 costs.
Traffic Docket:
Destiny N. Clements, Petersburg, Mich., no tail lights;
$150 fine, $95 costs, pay all
by April 29 or sent for collection (POC).
Rodney L. Osbun Jr., Paulding, assured clear distance;
$68 fine, $77 costs, May 27
Christopher D. Brubaker, Alto, Mich., 75/65 speed;
$100 fine, $112.49 costs, May
27 POC.
Vidit J. Patel, Danville, Ill.,
following closely; $53 fine,
$80 costs.
Kali L. Gilbert, New Baltimore, Mich., 82/65 speed; $43
fine, $80 costs.
Wendell Julius Mount, Detroit, 84/65 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Samuel M. Koloms, Glenview, Ill. seat belt; $30 fine,
$50 costs.
Terry L. Brooks, Suwanee,
Ga., 92/65 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Kayla M. Sommers, Bellevue, Mich., 90/65 speed; $43
fine, $80 costs.
Morgan R. Riley, Paulding,
following closely; $53 fine,
$80 costs.
Paul J. Overly, Andover,
tinted windows; $68 fine, $80
Bruce F. Pillow Jr., Hamtramck, Mich., 85/65 speed;
$43 fine, $77 costs.
Destiny P. Leidigh, Cecil,

stop sign; $53 fine, $82 costs.

Jeffrey A. Anderson, Butler,
Ind., driving under FRA suspension; $50 fine suspended,
$95 costs.
Jeffery Hill, Avon, Ind.,
80/65 speed; $43 fine, $85
Brian F. Eritano, Brownsburg, Ind., 80/65 speed; $43
fine, $77 costs.
David N. Stouffer, Payne,
crossing yellow line; $53 fine,
$77 costs.
Joseph M. Hardesty, Brandenburg, Ky., 65/55 speed;
$33 fine, $77 costs.
Everett Blackmon, Avon,
Ind., 83/65 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Amy J. Dorman, Cecil,
equipment violation; $68 fine,
$77 costs.
Christopher A. Jackson, Cecil, equipment violation; $68
fine, $77 costs.
Katherine L. Van Oss,
Avon, 80/65 speed; $ 43 fine,
$80 costs.
Joanne E. Beliles, Evansville, Ind., 80/65 speed; $53
fine, $80 costs.
Douglas J. Kossow, Napoleon, 79/65 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
Alyssa A. Hendrickson,
New Haven, Ind., 80/65
speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Hanah L. Messman, Fort
Wayne, 79/65 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
Justin T. Grapengeter, West
Unity, seat belt; $30 fine, $50
Daniel R. Martin, Grover
Hill, seat belt; $30 fine, $47
Amanda M. Krinn, Bluffton, Ind., 86/65 speed; $43
fine, $80 costs.
Madahavi S. Raj, Kettering,
77/65 speed; $33 fine, $80
Kaushik Kumar Shah, Sterling Heights, Mich., 86/65
speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Terry L. Slattman, Paulding,
stop sign; $53 fine, $77 costs.
Sean K. Ryan, Ohio City,
79/65 speed; $33 fine, $80
Darnesha D. Shelly, Saint
Clair Shores, Mich., 86/65

speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.

House Springs, Mo., 78/65
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.

House Springs, Mo., driving
without a license; $68 fine.
Kristin D. Ayers, Adrian,
Mich., 77/65 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
William R. Kirtack, Webster, N.Y., 84/65 speed; $43
fine, $80 costs.
Robert P. Mowery, Wapakoneta, seat belt; $30 fine, $47
Christopher J. Steffel, Defiance, 94/65 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Marquette W. Gray Jr., Fishers, Ind., 100/65 speed; $93
fine, 80 costs.
Marquette W. Gray Jr., Fishers, Ind., seat belt; $30 fine.
Brian S. Flury, Rochester,
Mich., 76/65 speed; $33 fine,
$85 costs.
Tyne H. Schlegel, Paulding,
68/55 speed; $33 fine, $82
Jeremy R. Nelson, Saint
Clair Shores, Mich., seat belt;
$30 fine, $55 costs.
Frederick Gunter, McClure,
OVI/under influence; $500
fine, $120 costs, pay $25
monthly, Dec. 16 POC date,
3 days jail, 6-month license
suspension; proof of financial
responsibility not provided,
ALS vacated, must complete
AOD assessment, 177 days
jail reserved.
Frederick Gunter, McClure,
loud exhaust; $50 fine, pay
$25 monthly, Dec. 16 POC.
Frederick Gunter, McClure,
unsafe vehicle; $50 fine, pay
$25 monthly, Dec. 16 POC.
Mohamed D. Saab, Dearborn, Mich., 80/65 speed; $43
fine, $85 costs.
Jonathan N. Curtis, Brownsburg, Ind., 86/65 speed; $43
fine, $85 costs.
Christa M. Johnson, Indianapolis, 79/65 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
Natalie R. Griffiths, Paulding, stop sign; case dismissed,
points waived.
Natasha R. Garcia, Cecil,
equipment violation; $68 fine,

$80 costs.
Tasha N. Panico, Antwerp,
equipment violation; $68 fine,
$80 costs.
Daniel Martinez, Paulding,
equipment violation; $68 fine,
$77 costs.
Klee Dangler, Cecil, seat
belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Perry L. Sanders, Westland,
Mich., 83/65 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Shakir N. McCoy, Fort
passed; $53 fine, $80 costs.
In Sub Paik, Surrey, 90/65
speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Joshua L. Sullivan, Smyrna,
Tenn., seat belt; $30 fine, $50
Bradley M. Goldstrom, Fort
Wayne, 78/65 speed; $33 fine,
$77 costs.
David A. Bradtmueller, Fort
Wayne, overload; $215 fine,
$77 costs.
Terry M. Wehrkamp, Paulding, 69/55 speed; $33 fine, $80
Shannon M. Bergdoll, Fort
Wayne, 82/65 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Seung S. Kim, Fort Wayne,
86/65 speed; $43 fine, $80
Brandon L. Bostelman,
Payne, 68/55 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
Raudel Muneton Ortiz, Lafayette, Ind., 85/65 speed; $43
fine, $80 costs.
Matthew C. Molo, Shorewood, Ill. 89/65 speed; $43
fine, $80 costs.
Samantha C. Faurote, New
Haven, 89/65 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Theodore J. Wendling, Noblesville, Ind., 77/65 speed;
$33 fine, $80 costs.
Elizabeth R. Craft, Paulding, seat belt; $30 fine, $47
Jerome G. Cohen, Mascoutah, Ill., 84/65 speed; $43
fine, $80 costs.
Nicole L. Heyneman, Fort
Wayne, 75/55 speed; $43 fine,
$77 costs.
Anthony W. Clinton, Antwerp, 76/55 speed; $43 fine,
$77 costs.
Montgomery J. Kitchen-

master Sr., Defiance, seat belt;

$30 fine, $50 costs.
George R. Clemens IV, Antwerp, stop sign; $100 fine, $87
costs, April 29 POC.
Taylor W. Underwood,
Maumee, 87/65 speed; $43
fine, $80 costs.
Shawn H. Guelde, Pauldindg, seat belt; $30 fine, $50
Tina M. Kesler, Oakwood,
seat belt; $20 fine, $50 costs.
Kenneth L. Hayes III, Toledo, 80/65 speed; $43 fine, $80
Christen J. Schellenberg,
Cabot, Ariz., 80/65 speed; $43
fine, $80 costs.
Sherry Stanley, Belleville,
Mich., 81/65 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Raymond C. Atkins, Indianapolis, following closely;
$53 fine, $80 costs.
Earl L. Adams, Urbana,
child restraint; $68 fine, $77
Giancarlo A. Lopez, Ann
Arbor, Mich., 95/65 speed;
$43 fine, $80 costs.
Bambi D. Gonzalez, Indianapolis, child restraint; $68
fine, $77 costs.
Bambi D. Gonzalez, Indianapolis, seat belt; $30 fine.
Aaron C. Rivera, Fenton,
Mich., 77/65 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
Duane L. Sinn, Haviland,
67/55 speed; $33 fine, $80
Norman J. Kauffman, Grabill, Ind., cross yellow lines;
$53 fine, $80 costs.
Maynard J. Scales, Fort
Wayne, 70/55 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Mark A. Mabis, Paulding,
seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.

Paulding, failure to yield; $56

Paulding, seat belt; $30 fine.
Shurae E. Thomas, Paulding, stop sign; $53 fine, $80

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

Brown Township
Jenis E. Engel to Steven L. and Julie A. Youtsey; Sec. 8, Lot
2, 0.7 acre. Survivorship deed.
Crane Township
Robert L. and Diane M. Phillips to David L. and Lisa
K. Fisher; Sec. 19, 2.31 acres and 2.29 acres; and Lot 10,
Noneman Rolling Acres, 0.397 acre. Warranty deed.
Emerald Township
Danny W. Theis, et al. to Roger L. and Robin L. Theis; Sec.
14, 3.09 acres. Quit claim.
Harrison Township
Michael L. and Nancy K. Wobler to Michael L. and Nancy
K. Wobler; Sec. 17, 80 acres. Quit claim.
Harry W. Molitor Sr. to Harry W. Molitor Sr. Life Estate;
Sec. 13, 36.87 acres. Quit claim.
Jackson Township
Marshall Ray Jones, dec. to Jane E. Jones; Sec. 28, 0.54 acre.

Latty Township
Alan Welch, et al. to Eugene D. and Drema D. Arn; Sec. 13,
60 acres. Warranty deed.
Alan Welch, et al. to Sharon McConahay Life Estate; Sec.
14, 39 acres. Warranty deed.
Paulding Township
James J. Woodring by Sheriff to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.; Sec. 30, Lots 1 and 2, Horney Parcel #1, 1.14
acres. Sheriffs deed.
Latty Village
Michael L. Pastor, dec. to Orman E. Goings Jr.; Lots 61, 62,
Rixsom North, 0.4 acre. Executor deed.
Melrose Village
Robert L. and J. Lynette Tom, trustees to Robert L. Tom;
Lots 5-7, Fife Addition, 0.52 acre. Quit claim.
Robert L. Tom to Robert L. and J. Lynette Tom, trustees;
Lots 5-7, Fife Addition, 0.52 acre. Quit claim.
Oakwood Village

Guy W. and Barbara C. Lawson to Amber R. Plotts; Lot 9,

Keck Addition, 0.278 acre. Warranty deed.
Sixmile Development LLC to WeiseCo Real Estate Ltd.; Lot
1 and part vacant alley, Original Plat, 0.224 acre. Warranty
Paulding Village
Creative Home Buying Solutions Inc. to Ralph Taube; Lot
81, Dix First Addition, 0.12 acre. Warranty deed.
Boyd Automotive Ltd. to Colton D. Danberry; Lot 4 and part
abandoned railbed, Outlots, 0.53 acre. Warranty deed.
Boyd Automotive Ltd. to Colton D. Danberry; Lot 3, 0.214
acre. Quit claim.
Charles E. Stahl, dec. to Loretta Clare Stahl; Lot 160, Original Plat, 0.15 acre. Affidavit.
Loretta Clare Stahl to Delores K. Stahl and Pamela J. Arend;
Lot 160, Original Plat, 0.15 acre. Warranty deed.
Delores K. Stahl, et al. to 1902 Building LLC; Lot 160, Original Plat, 0.15 acre. Warranty deed.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 5A

The Village of Payne Board of
Public Affairs is offering for
sealed bid and to the highest bidder
a 1974 CASE 580 B back hoe, as
is condition. May be seen at Payne
Water Plant. Bids will be opened
at the April 25 meeting at 7:00 pm.
The BPA reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
2015 Road Improvements TR60, TR-105 and TR-110
Sealed bids will be received by the
Board of County Commissioners
of Paulding, Ohio, at its office in
the Court House, 115 N. Williams
Street, Rm. B-l, Paulding, Ohio,
45879 until 9:30 A.M., D.S.T. on
April 27, 2016.
Asphalt Paving of various roads in
Paulding County, Ohio.
The owner intends and requires
that the project be completed no
later than October 30, 2016.
Engineers Estimate =
Each bidder is required to furnish
with its proposal, a Bid Guaranty
and Contract Bond in accordance
with Section 153.54 of the Ohio
Revised Code. Bid security furnished in Bond form, shall be
issued by a Surety Company or
Corporation licensed in the State
of Ohio to provide said surety.
Each Proposal must contain the
full name of the party or parties
submitting the proposal and all
persons interested therein. The
owner intends and requires that
this project be completed as listed
All contractors and subcontractors
involved with the project will, to
the extent practicable use Ohio
products, materials, services, and
labor in the implementation of
their project. Additionally, contractor compliance with the equal
employment opportunity requirements of Ohio Administrative
Code Chapter 123, the Governors
Executive Order of 1972, and
Governors Executive Order 84-9
shall be required.
Bidders must comply with the prevailing wage rates on Public Improvements in Paulding County as
determined by the Ohio Bureau of
Employment Services, Wage and
Hour Division, (614) 644-2239.
All contractors shall follow all applicable Federal and State OSHA
regulations. The contractor shall
also hold the County Engineer
harmless for any violations or
fines received while engaged in

this project.
All contractors must provide current Certificate of Liability Insurance Coverage for $1,000,000
along with a current Certificate
of Workers Compensation Coverage, before they can be hired
to perform any type of work for
Paulding County.
All materials shall conform to
the latest revision of the State of
Ohio Department of Transportation Construction and Material Specifications.
Sealed bids shall be in writing and
in accordance with specifications
furnished by Paulding County and
on file in the Offices of the Paulding County Engineer and Commissioners.
Bids are to be sealed and addressed to the Clerk of the Board
of Commissioners of Paulding
County, Ohio, and bids on the
above named items to be marked:
PROPOSAL: 2015 Road Improvements TR-60, TR-105 and
The Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to reject
any and/or all bids received.
Nola R. Ginter
Clerk, Board of Commissioners
The following matters are the
subject of this public notice by
the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The complete public
notice, including any additional
instructions for submitting comments, requesting information, a
public hearing, or filing an appeal
may be obtained at: http://www.
epa.ohio.gov/actions.aspx or
Hearing Clerk, Ohio EPA, 50 W.
Town St. P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216. Ph: 614-6442129 email: HClerk@epa.ohio.
Hazardous Waste Facility Closure
Larry Lewis Junkyard
305 S McKinley St, Haviland, OH
ID #: OHR000161646
Date of Action: 03/28/2016
On March 22, 2016, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
(OEPA), received a hazardous
waste closure plan for clean closure by removal and decontamination of hazardous waste from the
Tractor Trailer Unity of the Larry
Lewis Property, located at 303-305
South McKinley Street, Haviland,

Ohio 45851. Ohio EPA ID# OHR

000 161 646. You may submit
written comments to Don Vogel,
Ohio EPA-DERR, P.O. Box 1049,
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1049. All
written comments must be received before the close of business
on May 4, 2016. The closure plan
is available for review at Ohio
EPA Central Office, Division of
Environmental Response and Revitalization, 50 West Town Street,
Suite 700, Columbus, Ohio 43215,
Tel: (614) 644-2924. The closure
plan is also available for review
at Ohio EPA Northwest District
Office, 347 N. Dunbridge Road,
Bowling Green, Ohio 43402, Tel:
(419) 352-8461.
The following matters are the
subject of this public notice by
the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The complete public
notice, including any additional
instructions for submitting comments, requesting information, a
public hearing, or filing an appeal
may be obtained at: http://www.
epa.ohio.gov/actions.aspx or
Hearing Clerk, Ohio EPA, 50 W.
Town St. P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216. Ph: 614-6442129 email: HClerk@epa.ohio.
Land Application Management
Plan Approval
11435 County Road 176, Paulding, OH 45879
ID #: BENU021148
Date of Action: 03/28/2016
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Chapters
6111 and 3734, the Director of the
Ohio Environmental Protection
Agency has approved a land application management plan permit
for Systech Environmental , to beneficially use cement kiln dust from
Lafarge North America, Inc., located at 11435 County Road 176, in
Paulding, Ohio. This authorization
is subject to all rules, regulations,
and specified conditions.
OF Mark Jared Franklin Stuck
(Present Name) Jared Franklin
Stuck (Name Requested).
Case No. 20166006
[R.C. 2717.01]

Applicant hereby gives notice

to all interested persons that the
applicant has filed an Application for Change of Name in
the Probate Court of Paulding
County, Ohio, requesting the
change of name of Mark Jared
Franklin Stuck to Jared Franklin Stuck . The hearing on the
application will be held on the
19th day of May, 2016, at 10:00
oclock a.m. in the Probate
Court of Paulding, County, located at Courthouse - 2nd Floor
- Office 202 115 N. Williams
Street, Paulding, Ohio.
Mark Jared Franklin Stuck
19799 State Route 6378
Oakwood, Ohio 45873
The Village of Paulding will receive sealed bids for the supply
and deilivery of materials and
equipment necessary for the Water
Meter Replacement Project Material Bid.
Bids will be received in the Paulding Village Office, 116 S. Main
Street, Paulding, Ohio, until
12:00noon (local time), April 26,
2016, at which time and place bids
will be opened publicly and read
aloud. Bids received after 12:00
noon (local time) will be returned
Bids will be received on a Unit
Price basis as outlined in the bid
Bids must be signed and submitted
on the separate bidding forms included in the Bidding Documents,
sealed in the provided envelope
and shall be subject to conditions
provided in the Instructions to Bidders.
The Bidding Documents, which
include Specifications and blank
bid forms, may be examined and
obtained at the office of Access
Engineering Solutions, LLC, 1200
Irmscher Boulevard, Suite B, Celina, Ohio, 45822. Bidders may
obtain copies of the documents
for $35.00 for each complete set
of documents. These documents
can be shipped at the Bidders expense for an additional $15.00 for
each complete set of documents.
Non-refundable checks are to be
payable to Access Engineering
Solutions, LLC. BIDS WILL
The Owner reserves the right to
reject each and every bid and to

waive informalities, irregularities

and errors in the bidding to the extent permitted by law.
No bidder may withdraw his bid
within 60 days after the actual date
of the opening thereof.
Advertise: April 6, 2016
April 13, 2016
Date of Notice: April 6, 2016
Name and address of facility:
River Bend Sow Complex
23378 State Rt. 66
Oakwood, Ohio 45873
Name and address of applicants:
Cooper Farms, Inc.
P.O. Box 339
Fort Recovery, Ohio 45846
In accordance with OAC rule
901:10-6-01, public notice is
hereby given that the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA)
is accepting comments on a draft
Permit to Operate (PTO) renewal
for the facility called River Bend
Sow Complex which is located at
23378 State Route 66 Oakwood,
Ohio 45873 in Paulding County,
Washington Township, in the
Auglaize Watershed. If the final
permit is issued, the PTO would
be valid for five years.
Copies of the draft permit can be
reviewed and/or copies made at
the Division of Livestock Environmental Permitting (DLEP) office
at: A.B. Graham Building, 8995
East Main Street, Reynoldsburg,
Ohio 43068, (614) 387-0470.
Any person may submit written
comments and/or request a public meeting on the draft permit. A
request for a public meeting must
be in writing and shall state the
nature of the issues to be raised
at the public meeting. Comments
and/or public meeting requests
must be received by the DLEP
office no later than 5 p.m. May 6,
2016. Comments received after
this date will not be considered. A
public meeting will be held when
required by OAC 901:10-6-04(C)
and may be held where authorized
by OAC 901:10-6-01(D). Persons
have a right to provide a written
or oral statement for the record at
the public meeting, if a meeting is
The Division of Livestock Environmental Permitting maintains
an interested parties list for
each Ohio county and well as a
statewide list for notification of
all draft permits. If you would
like to be added to either or both
of these lists, please send a request
to lepp@agri.ohio.gov or call 614387-0470.

Defiance/Paulding Consolidated
Job and Family Services is soliciting proposals from qualified
individuals/consulting firms with
experience in financial management programs funded by the US
Department of Health and Human
Services, the US Department of
Labor, and the US Department
of Agriculture (Food Assistance).
Also, they must have a high level
of technical understanding of the
flow of federal funds through the
Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to County Departments of Job and Family Services,
and OhioMeansJobs Centers. The
consultant is expected to provide
a range of financial management
services. Interested persons/firms
must submit a proposal which
meets the requirements of the Request for Proposals (RFP).
Packets will be available beginning Friday, April 1 by requesting
one electronically via jane.crabtree@jfs.ohio.gov
The deadline for submitting proposals is 9:00 AM, Monday, May
2nd. Proposals received after that
date will be rejected. The Defiance/Paulding Consolidated Joint
Board of Commissioners reserves
the right to reject any and or all
bids, and waive all irregularities in
favor of the agency.
Resolution 1312-16 was passed
by Paulding Village Council on
March 21, 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

Police Report
Thursday, March 24
10:27 p.m. A North Main Street resident reported
their tires had been flattened.
Friday, March 25
10:25 a.m. One flattened tire was reported from
North Main Street.
9:55 p.m. Juvenile issue was handled on South
Williams Street.
Saturday, March 26
12:56 p.m. Bike reported missing from West
Perry Street was located.
1:50 p.m. Jewelry and beer was missing from a
West Perry Street address. The jewelry was located

and returned.
1:54 p.m. Truck window was shot out with a BB
gun on East Baldwin Avenue.
10:40 p.m. A Sugar Street resident told police
they thought their child was being held against her
will. The daughter denied the allegation.
Sunday, March 27
9:30 a.m. Valve stems were cut out on an SUV
on North Main Street.
11:30 a.m. Windows were found shot out of a
pickup truck on East Baldwin Avenue.
Monday, March 28
2:54 p.m. A boy was seen throwing a rock
through a garage window along South Summit
Street. Three boys were detained and taken home.
Tuesday, March 29

12:50 a.m. Two male juveniles were seen pulling vehicle door handles in the area of Jefferson
and Cherry streets. They were gone when police
arrived. A second call at 2 a.m. was productive.
The 12 and 13 year old youths were taken to their
homes and their parents made aware of the situation.
3:19 a.m. Neighbor problems involving a barking dog on West Perry Street was handled.
9:02 a.m. Money was taken from a vehicle
parked along North Water Street.
11:49 a.m. No contact between two females was
requested by a West Caroline Street resident.
5:13 p.m. Bike was allegedly taken from Partridge Place.
7:55 p.m. Report of alleged drug use in the pres-

ence of children at a West Wayne Street location

was forwarded to Job & Family Services.
9:33 p.m. Handicapped placards were reported
missing from a vehicle on Emerald Road.
Wednesday, March 30
2 p.m. Rural Paulding resident told police they
had been assaulted while at a North Williams
Street business.
3:45 p.m. A Partridge Place resident requested
no contact by their former spouse living in Hicksville.
4:32 p.m. Dirt bike was seen being operated on
Nancy Street. A male was warned.
Thursday, March 31
5:30 a.m. Neighbor problem involving a barking dog was handled on West Perry Street.

Sheriffs Report
Wednesday, March 16
12:34 a.m. A car owned by
Jennifer Smith, of Defiance, was
found disabled and abandoned
after an accident on Ohio 111
west of Road 71 in Paulding
Township. Evidence showed
the 2006 Chrysler 300 had
been westbound, went off the
north side of the highway then
back onto the road before skidding toward the median. The
driver apparently overcorrected,
going back off the north, sliding through the grass sideways,
striking the side of a building
and a guidewire anchor before
rolling onto its side.
Friday, March 25
2:40 a.m. Holly M. Ludwig,
22, of Latty, was cited for failure
to control and seat belt violation
following a single-vehicle crash
on Road 165 south of Road 60 in
Washington Township. She was
driving north in a 2007 Chevy
Cobalt when she lost control on
the stone roadway. Reports say
the car left the road and overturned, rolling several times before coming to rest on the drivers side. Ludwig was taken by
Grover Hill EMS to Van Wert
Hospital for assessment of possi-

ble injuries. The car was disabled

and towed. Grover Hill Fire Department assisted at the scene.
Saturday, March 26
9:50 p.m. Carlos R. Molina,
41, of Paulding, was cited for
failure to control after a single-car accident on Road 115
south of Ohio 111 in Emerald
Township. He was northbound
when the 2003 Olds Aurora he
was operating went off the left
side of a curve into a parked
2001 Mercury Sable owned by
Joseph Krynock of Hicksville.
Damage was functional to each.
Moline was unhurt.
Wednesday, March 23
1:37 p.m. Two Paulding fire
units and the EMS responded
to a report of a leaking propane
tank on Road 71 in Benton
Township. They were there over
90 minutes.
2:44 p.m. Dog complaint was
lodged from Airport Road north
of Paulding.
Thursday, March 24
2:08 a.m. Juvenile matter was
handled on Road 115 in Emerald
7:23 a.m. Paulding EMS
made a transport from the scene
of a motor vehicle accident on

Brown Township Cemeteries
Please remove all grave decorations, including grave
blankets, artificial flowers and pots, that you wish to
by April 15, 2016 for spring clean-up. Please do not
return any decorations until May 15, 2016. Due to
safety concerns, all shepherd hooks and plant hangers are to be removed and not returned.
Brown Township Trustees

Road 111 in Emerald Township. Three Paulding fire units

assisted. No further information
was available.
7 p.m. Three Antwerp fire
units responded to a semi fire
on US 24 in Carryall Township.
They were there about 10 minutes.
8:50 p.m. Suspicious vehicle
was seen stopped in the roadway
at Road 232 at Road 115 in Emerald Township.
10:18 p.m. Prowler complaint
came in from Road 43 in Carryall Township.
Friday, March 25
8:45 a.m. Trespassing by
a surveyor was reported from
Road 232 in Emerald Township.
1:51 p.m. Deputies arrested
Dustin Ripke in Melrose.
3:25 p.m. Identification theft
was investigated on North Williams Street in Paulding.
10:12 p.m. An abandoned vehicle at a church on Road 111 in
Auglaize Township was viewed
as suspicious.
Saturday, March 26
4:08 p.m. A complainant
came on station to report trespassing on Road 109 in Crane
6:40 p.m. Two Payne fire

units and the EMS plus one fire

unit each from Antwerp and
Paulding responded to a car fire
in town. They were there about
10 minutes.
8:02 p.m. A vehicle abandoned on US 24 in Emerald
Township that was leaking a
fluid was called in as suspicious.
8:06 p.m. Theft of gas on
Road 204 in Carryall Township
was investigated.
8:54 p.m. Domestic disturbance on Road 212 in Auglaize
Township was handled.
Sunday, March 27
3 a.m. Oakwood Police Department relayed information
they received from Iowa about
an alleged suicidal individual in
the county.
11:24 a.m. Possible sexual
abuse was investigated on Road
192 in Crane Township.
12:06 p.m. Dog complaint
was handled in Grover Hill.
5:19 p.m. A caller on US 127
in Emerald Township told deputies a subject had parked them
in and wouldnt allow them to
5:20 p.m. Neighbors were reported shooting along Road 230
in Crane Township.
7:59 p.m. Deputies arrested

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Perry Street in Paulding.
9:01 p.m. A car parked on
Road 53 in Carryall Township
without lights on was noted.
11:05 p.m. Resident of Road
180 in Crane Township saw a
fire in a nearby woods and heard
shooting as well.
Monday, March 28
11:10 a.m. Scott EMS was
called to Haviland for a man
whose hand became stuck in a
machine. Scott Fire department
also assisted at the scene.
9:08 p.m. A suspicious male
in dark clothing was seen walking along Ohio 613 in Jackson
Tuesday, March 29
12:11 p.m. Telephone harassment was handled on Road 1036
in Auglaize Township and a no
contact request made.
12:56 p.m. Theft of jewelry in
Oakwood was investigated.
12:59 p.m. Burglary was
looked into on Ohio 613 in
Paulding Township.
3:08 p.m. Dog complaint was
handled on Road 171 in Auglaize Township.
3:48 p.m. Telephone harassment complaint was lodged from
Klingler Road in Paulding.

9:29 p.m. Suspicious vehicles

were noted on Road 111 in Auglaize Township.
Wednesday, March 30
12:17 a.m. A deputy reported
a suspicious vehicle parked in a
farm lane on Road 111 east of
Road 117 in Jackson Township.
10:16 a.m. Dog complaint
came in from Cecil.
12:18 p.m. Theft from a location on US 127 in Paulding
Township was investigated.
12:21 p.m. Car/dog mishap
from the previous evening on
Ohio 637 in Auglaize Township
was documented.
1:55 p.m. Defiance County
Sheriffs office notified deputies
they arrested John W. Gibson on
a local warrant.
3:58 p.m. Dog complaint was
handled on Road 276 in Emerald
4:09 p.m. Welfare check was
requested for a subject pulled off
the side of Ohio 500 in Paulding
8:26 p.m. Residential alarm
sounded on Ohio 500 in Benton
8:32 p.m. Deputies handled a
car/pole accident on Road 176 in
Emerald Township. No further
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Wedding day in 1966

PAULDING Ken Bowers married Judy

Bidlack on April 2, 1966 at Roselm Church
outside of Grover Hill.
For their first years raising two kids, Ken
worked as a lineman, building electrical substations, while Judy worked at the bank.
In 1985, they started Advanced Chassis.
Judy started driving bus and between routes
ran the office, ordering parts, phones and
bookkeeping, while Ken built chassis. The
business, like everything else in their lives,
was a joint effort. The business remains in
the family today and they both continue to

have roles there.

Anyone who knows Kenny and Judy knows
drag racing became their hobby in the 70s
and has grown to be their passion to this day.
The family has grown from two children
to include seven grandchildren and two
As the family of Kenny and Judy, we would
like to honor their devotion to each other and
family by hosting a celebration of 50 years
of marriage on Saturday, April 9 at 7 p.m. at
the Paulding Eagles for hors doeuvres and

April 9 Spencer Beckman,
Orman (O.J.) Goings II, Marissa
Gray, Tim Mabis.
April 10 Nicole Bercaw,
Marjorie Foust, Chad Pease,
Nikki Stanton.
April 11 Marjorie Fisher,
Antonia Godoy, Joan Hoisington, Margo Kyser, Brian Welch.
April 12 Michael Bauer,
Gladys Detmon, Trent Estle,
Tony Garza, Leah Gunderman,
Delmar Stoller, Brendan Weidenhamer.
April 13 Eric Flint, Dolores
Gonzales, Mike Lamb, Jose Lopez, Jerod Porter, Bill Strahley.
April 14 Randi Baker, Fredia Coleman, Conner Davis,
Daisy Dix, Steve Fuller, Bernard Myles, Elizabeth Paulus,
Kenneth Santo, Erma Strahley.
April 15 Irene Andrews,
Brooke-Lyn Ankney, Michael

MR. and MRS.


PAYNE Mr. and Mrs.
Gene Cox of Payne will be
celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today.
Gene Cox and Sheryl
Henshaw were united in
marriage on April 6, 1966 in
Payne at the St. Jacobs United Church of Christ by the
Rev. Herbert Meussling.
They have been blessed
with three children, Melissa (Doug) Roop of Payne,
Douglas of Lebanon, Ohio,
and Jennifer (Andrew) Swan
of Indianapolis. They are
also the proud grandparents
of 11 grandchildren.
Mr. Cox is retired from
Nemco Med and Mrs. Cox
is retired from Divine Mercy
Preschool in Payne.
The couple will celebrate
their special day with family
and friends at a future time.

Business News

New business offers mobile powder

ODOT projects coating, dustless blasting services

The following is a weekBauer, Jerry Christo, Frieda ly report regarding current

Coleman, Margaret Smith, and upcoming highway road
Zachary Wannemacher, Lewis construction projects in the
E. Weaver Jr.

April 9 Bruce and Tammy
Sholl, Bill and Patty Vance.
April 10 Tom and Danielle Friend.
April 11 Kenneth and Evelyn James, Jim and Shelly
Murlin, Kevin and Susan
Nicholas, Tom and Lou Ann
Wannemacher, Jerry and Sue
April 12 Glenn and Gladys Detmon.
April 13 John and Lola
Larson, Bill and Cindy Rahrig.
April 14 Brian and Gina

Ohio Department of Transportation District One, which

includes Paulding County:
U.S. 24 from U.S. 127 to
the Indiana line will be restricted to one lane throughout the week, both eastbound
and westbound, one direction
at a time, for warranty pavement analysis.
U.S. 24 throughout the
county will be restricted for
pot hole patching.
Ohio 49 north of the
village of Payne, between
Road 94 and Road 96, closed
March 21 for 60 days for a
bridge replacement project.
Traffic detoured.

PAYNE Advanced Coatings & Blasting is

a new business in Paulding County.
Tim and Kenji Harvey have teamed up with
Dan and Traci Bowers of Advanced Chassis
to bring some services that have been lacking
in the area.
On the coating side of the business, Tim
is busy doing custom powder coating for everything from Harley parts and tractor pulling chassis to machinery parts from the local
businesses. With a 4x6x9-foot batch oven,
they can powder coat anything that will fit inside.
The company is not just Advanced Coatings
they have an abrasive side, too. Advanced
Coatings uses a state-of-the-art dustless
blaster from the guys at MMLJ in Texas. This
mobile unit is powered by a large diesel-driven
compressor to mix high pressure water and
media (usually recycled glass) to strip rust and
paint from nearly any surface.
The difference between this style of blasting and the time-honored dry blasting is that
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be cleaned, stripped and ready for paint without the warpage issues that come from heat
build-up. This also allows powder coated surfaces to be stripped that dry blasting has trouble with.
The low-emission diesel-powered mobile
unit can go anywhere, even inside manufacturing environments to handle almost any job.
This unit can be used with the conventional
dry medias and even soda blasting. From taking off graffiti to removing stripes from parking lots, this unit does it all.
They Harveys were so impressed with this
system that they bought another cabinet style
unit for the shop.
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 7A

Me and a guy named Meet

You never miss the water
till the well runs dry, my old
granny used to say. It never fails that when the toilet
breaks, everyone suddenly
has to use it. When the water
stops running due to a plumbing problem, that is when I get
really thirsty.
Yes, in this day of new technology, we still have things
either to fix or pay for them to
be fixed. I am by no means a
handy woman but can manage simple tasks like changing a lightbulb. I also recently
put a new sweeper together
and even though the handle is
loose, I can still sweep with it.
Right now as I write this
column, I am very frustrated
because I cannot get on the
Internet with my computer.
I can access everything with
my phone, but to type on it is
painstakingly slow.
Of course I called my Internet provider this morning, to
no avail.
First of all I was connected
to a gal from another country.
Her English was broken plus I
couldnt hear her. She requested I do all sorts of tests on my
modem, some of which I had
already done. I tried explaining my situation to her, but
she finally got upset because
I could not understand her directions. Then, she hung up.

a penny

for your Thoughts

By Nancy Whitaker

Oh well. I thought I will just

call back and perhaps I will
get someone who I can understand.
I dialed the number from
my trusty Smartphone and I
got a gentleman by the name
of Meet. Meet was not much
help, so he connected me with
another gal with a foreign accent.
I tried to follow her instructions, but she kept saying
Miss Nancy, could you get
a paper clip and stick it in the
hole in the back of your modem?
Yikes I looked at the back
of the modem and I did see a
little round hole, but there was
no way I was going to stick
any kind of object in it.
I finally asked her if they

could send a repair person

down since I was just at a loss
as to what to do.
She replied, Miss Nancy, if
they find out you did not follow my instructions, they will
charge you for the call.
I said, I dont care. I just
want to get on the Internet.
So, I did lots of trial and error things to the modem and to
the computer, but it looks like
I will need to have the repair
man try and figure it out. Then
again, I may have to load up
my trusty laptop and have it
fixed. I just dont know.
One good thing I managed
to write this column on my
cell phone and perhaps you
will see how frustrating it can
be to try and do repairs over
the phone.
I feel so weird that I could
not understand the instructions from the person speaking limited English. She needs
her job, too; plus, I just have to
play my games in Facebook!
Have you ever tried to fix
something over the phone?
Have you ever missed a drink
of water when you needed the
pump fixed? Do you miss your
Internet and computer when
they dont work? Are you a
handy man or woman? I
know Im not, but let me know
and Ill give you a Penny for
Your Thoughts.

OSU ALUMNI FOOD DRIVE The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Van Wert and Paulding
Counties is launching a food drive in conjunction with The Ohio State University Alumni Associations Volunteer Month of Service. This food collection will run April 8-30. Please bring nonperishable food items to collection boxes located in Paulding County: Animal Clinic of Paulding at 1030
W. Wayne St., Paulding, and Williamson Insurance Agency, 101 E. Main St., Payne. The Antwerp
Elementary third grade classes will also be participating in the food drive. Alumni club members
will be delivering the collected food items and presenting a check to each food bank in both Paulding and Van Wert counties at the conclusion of The Ohio State University Alumni Associations
Volunteer Month of Service. Preparing for the event are, from left Emily Tempel, Missie Bowman
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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 Transmission Line with associated
point of interconnect (POI) switchyard in Paulding County.
Under the original application, the proposed facility was a single project consisting of a new 138 kV transmission line and a
new POI switchyard which will be used to deliver power generated by the Timber Road I Wind Farm and the Timber Road
III Wind Farm to the regional power grid. Paulding Wind
Farm III LLC subsequently determined that the Timber Road
III Transmission line and the POI switchyard should be constructed as two separate projects. Accordingly, the POI switchyard was withdrawn from the original application and will be
constructed under a separate application. The Timber Road III
Transmission line, only, is the subject of this Notice of Proposed
Major Utility Facility.
The Timber Road III Wind Farm collection substation will be
located along Road 124 just west of the intersection with Road
33 in Harrison Township. The Timber Road III transmission
line will run south from the collection substation to the existing
138 kV Lincoln-Sterling Circuit where the proposed Timber
Road III POI switchyard will be constructed. A preferred route
and an alternate route have been identified for the proposed
transmission line.
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 from the collector substation to the Timber
Road III POI switchyard to be located adjacent to the existing
American Electric Power 138 kV Lincoln-Sterling circuit. The
Proposed layout of the facility.
preferred transmission line route will traverse approximately
8.5 miles of land in Harrison and Benton Townships, connecting the wind farm collection substation and the Timber Road III
POI switchyard. The alternate transmission line traverses approximately 11.6 miles of land in Harrison and Benton Townships,
connecting the wind farm collection substation and the Timber Road III POI switchyard.
Paulding Wind Farm III LLC has filed with the Ohio Power Siting Board an application for a certificate to construct, operate and maintain the Timber Road III electric transmission line in Case No. 15-1737-EL-BTX, which is now pending before the Board.
Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 4906.08(C), a local public hearing, where the public will be given an opportunity to comment on the
proposed facility, will be held on April 21, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., at Wayne Trace Junior-Senior High School, 4915 U.S. 127, Haviland,
Ohio 45851. An adjudicatory hearing will commence on April 28, 2016 at 10:00 a.m., at the offices of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, 180 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215-3793, 11th floor, Hearing Room 11-D.
Notice of the proposed facility was previously published on March 9, 2016.
The above map shows a proposed layout of the facility.

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8A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Financial Focus

Should You Change Your

Investment Mix Over Time?

By Phil Recker
Edward Jones Advisor
To be successful at investing, some people think they
need to get in on the ground
floor of the next big thing.
However, instead of waiting
for that one hot stock that
may never come along, consider creating an asset allocation a mix of investments
thats appropriate for your
needs, goals and risk tolerance.
But once you have such a
mix, should you keep it intact
forever, or will you need to
make some changes? And if
so, when?
To begin with, why is asset
allocation important? Different types of investments
growth stocks, income-producing stocks, international
stocks, bonds, government
securities, real estate investment trusts, and so on have
unique characteristics, so they
rarely rise or fall at the same
time. Thus, owning a mix of
investments can help reduce
3.5 x 2

the forces of market volatility.

(Keep in mind, though, that
allocation does not ensure a
profit or protect against loss.)
Your particular mix will depend on your investment time
horizon, comfort with risk,
and financial goals.
When you are young, and
starting out in your career, you
may want your asset allocation
to be more heavily weighted
toward stocks and stock-based
investments. Stock investments historically have provided the greatest returns over
the long term although, as
youve probably heard, past
performance cant guarantee
future results and you will
need this growth potential to
help achieve your long-term
goals, such as a comfortable
retirement. Stocks also carry
a greater degree of investment
risk, including the risk of losing principal, but when you
have many years to invest, you
have time to potentially overcome the inevitable short-term
Once you reach the middleto-later stages of your career,
you may have achieved some
of your goals that required
wealth accumulation, such as
sending your children to college. However, what is likely
your biggest long-term goal
retirement still awaits you,
so you may not want to scale
back too much on your stocks
and other growth-oriented investments. Nonetheless, including an allocation to bonds
can help to reduce some of the
volatility of the stock portion
of your portfolio.
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COLUMBUS Lieutenant
Cassandra L. Brewster was
promoted to the rank of staff
lieutenant during a ceremony
at the Ohio State Highway
Patrols Academy. Staff Lieutenant Brewster will remain in
the Office of Personnel, Professional Standards.
A former Paulding County
resident, Brewster began her
Patrol career in May 1995 as
a cadet dispatcher assigned
to the Toledo Post. She began
her training as a member of
the 128th Academy Class in
February 1997. She earned
her commission in July of that
year and was assigned to the
Swanton Post. In 2009, she
was promoted to the rank of
lieutenant and transferred to
the Circleville Post to serve
as commander. In 2012, she
transferred to Regional Training. In 2013, she transferred to
her most recent assignment in
the Office of Personnel, Professional Standards.

76 Rural letter carriers meet;

officers appointed to Booster Club
This week I am looking at
back at 1956, 1976 and 1996.
Needless to say, the cost of
beef was much lower, local
kids were doing well in college, and Oakwood students
won the Battle of the Books.
All the stories reported are
from the Paulding Progress
on the corresponding date.
Enjoy as we look back 20, 40
and 60 years. Enjoy!
April 6, 1956 ... Miss Darlene Pond of Latty, daughter
of Howard Pond, is a member
of the 43-voice Ohio Northern
University Chorus-choir and
will present a series of concerts in the Chicago area April
Jimmie Kaufman, 11 yearold-son of Mr. and Mrs. James
Kaufman of North Cherry
Street, underwent an operation
for appendicitis Monday evening at the Paulding County
Memorial Hospital. He is getting along fine.
Kroger Chuck roast 29
cents per pound.
Mrs. Amy Boesch received
a telephone call from her son
Jay on Sunday. He will leave
for Fort Devens, Mass. He
leaves the States on April 28
for 18 months in Germany.
April 7, 1976 ... Mr. and
Mrs. Dale L. Roughton, Oak-

Those were the

By Joe Shouse
wood, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Jan
Kay, to Gregory S. Stoller,
son of Mrs. And Mrs. Ralph
Stoller, Paulding.
Jack Baumle, running his
hot blue racer, took first place
honors in the second bracket
in the regional Pinewood
Derby at Van Wert.
Gregory B. Rike, Paulding, a
tenor, will give his Heidelberg
College department of music
senior recital on April 11.
Rural letter carriers meet:
Those present were Mr. and
Mrs. Dale Roughton; Mr. and
Mrs. John Richardson and
Lester Sherry, Oakwood; Paul
Bidlack, Mr. and Mrs. Charles

Blackmore, Grover Hill; Mr.

and Mrs. Robert Gilbert,
Cecil; Mr. and Mrs. Stanley
Jordan, Antwerp; Mrs. Opal
Mooney, Mr. and Mrs. James
Harp, Mr. and Mrs. Herb Kipfer, Payne.
Jean Vaughn and Bettie
Clemens were awarded trophies at a bowling banquet
held at the Rusty Nail.
Officers appointed by
the new board of the Payne
Boosters Club are president
Ted Rosswurm, vice president
Darrell Yenser, secretary/treasurer Sandra Kipfer, and board
members Tony Lamb and Jim
April 3, 1996 ... Oakwood
Elementary was named champion of the Battle of the Books
competition. Team members
include Sarah White, Kristin
Retcher, Jan Merriman, Anna
Porter, Eric Tipton and Joe
Melanie Olwin, a freshman
from Wayne Trace, is a member of the 1996 softball team
at Ohio Northern University.
At the Antwerp winter
sports banquet, Doug Billman
was named to the GMC Second Team. Ryan Bagley took
home most improved award
and Ryan Zuber earned best
team defender.

Foundation accepting scholarship applications

VAN WERT The Van Wert County Foundation is now accepting Scholarship Applications for the 2016-17 school year.
An applicant must have been a resident of
Van Wert, Paulding or Allen counties when they
graduated from one of the following eligible
high schools: Antwerp, Crestview, Delphos Jefferson, Delphos St. Johns, Lincolnview, Parkway, Paulding, Spencerville, Vantage, Van Wert
and Wayne Trace.
Scholarships are based on residency, college
grade point average, and financial need. They
are available for any recognized field of study
leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree.
A maximum of three grants will be made
to a student earning a baccalaureate degree in
four years. A student whose course of study
requires five years to earn a baccalaureate degree may be awarded a fourth grant. Students
earning an associates degree are eligible for
scholarship funds after completing the equiv-

alent of one year. No grants are made beyond

the baccalaureate degree. Applicants must be
full-time students, although special consideration may be given to part-time students.
Students who have completed the equivalent
of one year in college are eligible to have their
application considered, provided they have a
2.75 accumulative grade point average. A firsttime applicant with above sophomore standing must have a 3.0 accumulative grade point
average. Students who have been granted a
scholarship must maintain a 3.0 accumulative
grade point average to warrant continuation of
a scholarship grant.
Applications may be found online at www.
vanwertcountyfoundation.org or students may
request an application by calling 419-2381743, emailing info@vanwertcountyfoundation.org, or by visiting The Van Wert County
Foundation, 138 E. Main St., Van Wert, Ohio

Commissioners Journal
Commissioners Journal March
21, 2016
This 21st day of March, 2016, the
Board of County Commissioners met
in regular session with the following
members present: Roy Klopfenstein,
Mark Holtsberry, and Nola Ginter,
Clerk. Absent: Tony Zartman.
Brian Shuherk, Solid Ground,
presented plans for phase two of the
courthouse landscaping project. He
had samples of stone and edging for
the commissioners review. The second phase concentrates on the area
outside the sidewalk that surrounds
the courthouse.
Shuherk had ideas on enhancing the
veterans memorial and the flag pole
area. He also recommended privacy
panels be inserted into the chain link
fencing around the chiller at the northeast side of the courthouse.
Shuherk noted in lieu of the mild
weather conditions, he will no doubt be
able to get an early start on the project.
The commissioners reported they have
had several positive comments on the
work Solid Ground has done.
County Engineer Travis McGarvey announced a meeting hosted by
ODOT regarding US 24 and the overpasses they are proposing. The meeting will be held at the Defiance EMA
office, 22491 Mills Street, on April 4
from 5-6 p.m. ODOT plans to close
seven access roads and build two

County Auditor Claudia Fickel presented financial reports for the commissioners review.
Sales tax revenue was $500,816.01
for the first quarter of 2016. This
figure is up 2.54% when compared
to the first quarter of 2015 and is up
$37,580.44 from the four-year average (2012-2015) for the same time
General Fund Receipts were
$1,303,351.68 for the month of February 2016, up from February 2015 by
$25,906.16 and up from the four-year
average by $165,283.09.
General Fund Expenses were down
from February 2015 by $31,846.08;
however, up from the four-year average by $34,098.29.
Fickel also included a Conveyance
Fees report for February 2016. Conveyance fees collected were down
$1,421.20 from 2015; however, up
$582.28 from the four-year average.
Fickel reported single dog tag sales
were down by 25 from 2015; but, kennel tags were up by 10.
She announced her office will be
accepting Homestead applications
until June 6, 2016. Fickel also presented an engagement letter from Plattenburg CPA for the audit. The commissioners also reviewed a Moodys


Holtsberry moved to adopt the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board
of County Commissioners does
hereby authorize Travis McGarvey,
Paulding County Engineer, to advertise in a paper of general circulation
within the County for two consecutive weeks for bids for the 2016 Joint
Township Chip Seal Projects.
Holtsberry moved to adopt the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board
of County Commissioners does
hereby appoint and reappoint the
following to the Ohio Public Works
Commission, Paulding County Subcommittee, in their respective classifications effective July 1, 2015; to-wit:
Health department: Bill Edwards,
county sanitarian; County representative: Tony Zartman, county commissioner; Village representative: Mayor
Richard Bowers, Haviland Village;
Township representative: Jay Dangler, Crane Township Trustee
RESOLVED, that the Board of
County Commissioners does hereby
appoint: Other Voting Representative/
Chairman of County Subcommittee:
Travis McGarvey, county engineer.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 9A

Wayne Trace board commends Bookmobile gearing up for

several for accomplishments National Bookmobile Day
Progress Staff Writer
HAVILAND The Wayne Trace Local
School District board of education met in regular session on March 24.
As a part of her report, district treasurer
Lori Davis, updated the board on an income
tax levy presentation she had attended. The
board also approved the investment report and
payment of bills for the month of February as
well as the cash reconciliation report for the
same time.
The following consent items were approved:
Resignation of Bill Speller as head football coach and weight room supervisor effective Feb. 25, and as a teacher, effective at the
end of the 2015-16 school year.
Resignation of Dan Bland as freshman
basketball coach.
Resignation of Chrissy Landrum as a
high school cheerleading coach.
Supplemental contract for Chrissy Sinn
as yearbook advisor for the 2015-16 school
Supplemental contract for Doug Etzler as
weight room supervisor for the balance of the
2015-16 school year, with the salary to be the
final one-third of the pay for the position

Open enrollment applications will be accepted between April 1, 2016 and June 1, 2016,
for the 2016-17 school year, with such applications being accepted from qualifying students
from anywhere in the state of Ohio.
College Credit Plus policy as presented.
John Segura as a volunteer baseball coach
for the 2015-16 school year.
Commended Coach Jim Linder, assistant
coaches and varsity boys basketball team for
capturing the GMC championship and a sectional title.
Commended Coach George Clemens,
assistant coaches, and the varsity wrestling
team for qualifying six wrestlers to the district tournament and two wrestlers to the state
tournament. George Clemens IV captured the
schools first state championship in wrestling
while Ruger Goeltzenleuchter placed fifth at
the state tournament.
Commended Mr. Joel Dunham, Mr. Kaleb ODonnell, Mrs. Angie Stokes, Mrs. Kate
Wenninger, and the cast and crew of The
Little Mermaid for three outstanding performances.
Commended Miss Lori Heiby and the
Wayne Trace High School chapter of the FFA
for their banquet this year.

NAMI Basics classes to begin

ARCHBOLD A free class
for parents, grandparents or
other caregivers of children
and adolescents with emotional, behavioral or mental
health issues will be offered in
April by NAMI Four County.
The five week class will be
held Saturday mornings from
10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. starting
April 16 at the Four County
ADAMhs Board office, T-761
Ohio 66 south of Archbold.
The class, called NAMI Basics, was professionally developed by the National Alliance
on Mental Illness.
Valarie Lashaway, the class
coordinator, explains the information covered is geared
to parents and caregivers who
have either thought about or
sought professional help for
their childs mental health
problems including ADHD,
depression, or other mood disorders.
If you are worried about
your childs constant irritability or unhappiness, or, if you
feel like youre walking on
eggshells for fear of setting off
another outburst, then the class
is for you, Lashaway said.
Or, if your childs behavior

is creating problems at school

and you are wondering what
is behind all of this and what
can be done, then the class
will begin to provide some answers.
The class has three goals for
participants. To give the parent
or caregiver the basic information necessary to provide the
best care possible for their child,
their family and themselves.
Secondly, to help the parent
or caregiver cope with the impact that mental illness has on
the child living with the illness
and the entire family, and to
provide tools for the parent or
caregiver to use after completing the program that will help
them make the best decisions
possible for the care of their
During the five weeks, the
following topics and more
will be covered: the emotional stages that the family goes
through (crisis, shock, denial,
grief and acceptance), help to
understand what the child or
teenager is going through, and
current information about the
best practice treatment options
for illnesses such as attention
deficit disorder, major depres-

sion, bipolar disorder, conduct

disorder, anxiety disorders
and substance abuse.
Some classes will help the
parent with problem-solving,
listening and communication
skills, while others will focus on strategies that can be
helpful when dealing with
challenging behaviors of their
child. The class will also help
the parent or caregiver understand how to seek help from
the school system as well
as the mental health system.
Time will be spent on planning for crisis management
and relapse.
The class leaders have completed training to teach the
class and are parents of children with emotional, behavioral or mental health issues.
Participants will be given a
binder for the numerous handouts that they will receive
each class.
Although the class is free,
pre-registration is necessary
so the appropriate number of
hand-outs can be printed. To
register or get more information about the class, please
call Valarie Lashaway at 419591-6986 by Friday, April 8.

Annual Battle of the Books

championship is April 13

Bookmobile Day celebrates
our nations bookmobiles and
the dedicated library professionals who provide this valuable and essential service to
their communities every day.
This special day providesan
opportunity for bookmobiles
fans to make their support
known through thanking
bookmobile staff, writing a
letter or e-mail to their libraries, or voicing their support to
community leaders.
This year, the Paulding
County Carnegie Library
Bookmobile will be celebrating on two days. On Tuesday, April 12 in Haviland
at the Community Park and
on Wednesday, April 13 at
the Grover Hill Elementary
School and the ball park.
Both celebrations will be
held from 5-8 p.m.
The Grover Hill celebration will be held at the school
from 5-6 p.m. and then move
to the ball parks. These will be
the only two service stops on
these days.
Join the Bookmobile Team
as they celebrate Bookmobiles
with a steam-punk theme.
Patrons of all ages will be inspired by stepping back to an
industrial age that was powered by steam, gears and keys.
For more information call
the main library at 419-3992032 or the Bookmobile onboard phone at 419-670-3761.
National Bookmobile Day
is coordinated by the ALA Of-

The Bookmobile reaches hundreds of preschool students

each month and loans out over 1,000 items a month to patrons of
all ages who can not travel, for one reason or another, to a brick
and mortar location.
fice for Diversity, Literacy and
Outreach Services, the Association of Bookmobile and
Outreach Services (ABOS),
and the Association for Rural

& Small Libraries (ARSL).

Paulding County readers have
enjoyed Bookmobiles in the
1960s, 1990s and now, since

Free Mental Health

First Aid class offered
ARCHBOLD NAMI Four County will
sponsor a free, day-long Mental Health First
Aid class for area clergy, lay leaders and others in helping professions on Tuesday, April
26 at St. Johns Christian Church in Archbold.
The class starts at 8 a.m. and will conclude by 4:30 p.m. Registration deadline is
Tuesday, April 19.

The training focuses on how to recognize and get help for persons who
are experiencing a mental health crisis
by following a five-step process called
The acronym stands for:
Assess for risk of suicide or harm.
Listen nonjudgmentally.
Give reassurance and information.
Encourage appropriate professional
Encourage self-help and other support strategies.
The training is appropriate for anyone whose job or volunteer activities
can bring them in contact with individuals or families who have a loved one
suffering from a diagnosed or undiagnosed mental illness. Participants are
given an overview of symptoms typical of persons suffering from illnesses
such as major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and others.
They will be taught how to recognize
symptoms that can mean the person is

at risk of suicide and taught the skills

necessary to listen nonjudgmentally
and have a meaningful conversation
with someone who is in crisis.
Through instruction, demonstration
and role-playing, participants will
learn how to give reassurance and information to the person in crisis and
let them know that mental illnesses
are real, treatable illnesses from which
people can and do recover.
Mental Health First Aid is a nationally recognized program that has
demonstrated that participants gain a
better recognition of mental disorders,
a better understanding of treatments,
more confidence in providing help to
others, and decreased social distance
for people with mental health disorders.
The instructor, Tonie Long, completed a week-long training to become
certified to teach the class. She is a
mental health professional who works
for Four County Family Center.
Each participant will receive a thorough 100-plus-page Mental Health
First Aid manual. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
To register for the training, contact
Lou Levy at 419-399-0952 or email
louandrene@artelco.net. Class size is


The winner of the 2015 Battle of the Books was the Payne Elementary sixth grade team. Team
members were, from left Riley Stoller, Jacob Stouffer, Owen Manz, Ryan Wenninger, Chloe Parker
and Carlee Mead. This years champion will be decided April 13.
PAULDING The 25th Annual Battle of the Books has

Teams from Paulding,
Payne, Antwerp, Oakwood,
Grover Hill and Divine Mercy are battling this week for
the honor of representing their
school during the Battle of
the Books finale at 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 13 at the
Youth Leadership Building at
the fairgrounds.
Families and the general public are encouraged to
attend the finale to root the
teams on during this intense
literary battle.
The 2015-2016 Battle of the
Books is special as it is being
held in the librarys centenni-

al year. Fifty books were distributed to all library locations

and each participating county
school and Divine Mercy.
This years competition list
includes titles from throughout the 20th century as well
as the popular titles since the
year 2000. Many of the titles
this years teams will be reading include titles their parents
and grandparents might have
The Battle is just one example of how the public library
partners with county school
systems to create a meaningful and engaging reading program.
This important program is
made possible by generous

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For more information or to
help support this annual program, contact the childrens
room at the main library at

All grave decorations are to be

removed from St. Paul and Cooper-Haines Cemeteries by April 11,
2016 if you wish to keep them. The
Trustees will dispose of anything
remaining on graves and stones between April 12 and April 22, 2016.
Decorations may be placed back
on graves April 23, 2016. Due to
safety issues and concerns, shepherd hooks, wind chimes, plant
hangers and items not directly on
stones or foundations are absolutely prohibited on all gravesites.
NO EXCEPTIONS. Please refer to the
regulations posted in the back of the
cemeteries. Thank you in advance
for your cooperation.
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10A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, April 6, 2016


Varsity Baseball
In a rough start to the
spring baseball season, the
Antwerp Archers dropped a
15-0 decision to Eastide High
school near Fort Wayne.
Michael Taylor, Caleb
Cline and Hunter Strickland
each singled for the Archers.
Dylan Peters was the losing
The Paulding Panthers (0-2)
scored first but couldnt hold
the lead as Fairview used two
innings to score their runs for a
6-1 win.
Corbin Edwards led the Panther offense with two doubles

and a walk. Also collecting

hits for the maroon-and-white
were Jarrett Sitton (single, two
walks), Preston Johanns (double, two walks) and Cameron
Doster (double, one RBI).
Lupe Martinez took the loss,
pitching six innings, allowing
six runs, eight hits, throwing
four strike outs and walking
The Raiders ran into a
buzz saw in their game with
Stryker as Brody Shock had
total command on the mound.
The Panther hurler allowed
just one Raider hit while
striking out 14 to secure the

5-2 non-conference win.

The Raiders struck early
with two runs in the first inning and held a 2-1 lead when
the Panthers came to the plate
in the bottom of the fourth.
Stryker took advantage
with four runs to move in
front 5-2 and the Raiders never threatened after that.
Wayne Traces lone hit
came from Noah Stoller who
smacked a double for the redwhite-and-blue.
Alex Vest was the Raiders
starting pitcher and took the
loss. Vest went two innings
allowing four hits while striking out two and walking one.

Varsity Softball
In shut-out fashion, Avery Braaten was in
complete control as the right hander dominated the Hicksville hitters. The early season matchup was in the Archers favor 4-0.
Antwerp scored twice in the first inning and
match those two runs in the sixth for the win.
Braaten delivered six innings of two hit
softball while striking out 11 and allowing no
At the plate, senior Sierra Cline collected
two singles and two RBIs and Braaten adding
two singles, two RBIs while collected two stolen bases.
Emily Derck contributed a single with three
A huge third inning that allowed the Bry-

Junior Varsity Softball The Paulding
junior varsity softball team pounded
out 25 hits to easily race past the
Antwerp Lady Archers, 17-1. Paulding
scored five runs in the first inning then
backed it up with nine more in the second to take command early 14-0.
Mallory Taylor was the winning
pitcher for the maroon-and-white giving up six hits and walking two while
striking out five.
Leading hitters for the winners were
Kamdyn Etzler (five singles); Bri Gorrell
(three singles, double); Mya Andrews
(two singles, home run).
Also adding to the hit total with two hits
each were Mallory Taylor, Megan Tope,
Ashlynn Rice, Bri Townley and Kalen Kelly.
Those with one hit included Kate
Estle, Macy Iler and Jen Stahl.
The Archers six hits came on six singles from six different players including
Franklin, Phillips, Provines, McCloskey,
McDorman and Johanns.

an Golden Bears to cross the plate eight times

was all that was needed in their 12-2 win over
Paulding in girls softball.
The Lady Panthers and Bryan were knotted
at one run a piece after two innings of play
but the third inning proved too much for the
maroon-and-white to overcome.
Bryan out-hit Paulding 11 to 4 with the
Lady Panthers getting singles from Kelsey
Beck, Daleigh Davis, Audrey Manz and Bailey Pieper. Paulding collected four errors in
the contest.
Starting Panther pitcher Kristen Schilt went
three innings giving up seven hits, nine runs,
two walks and two strikeouts, and was tagged
with the loss. With the set back the Panthers
fall to 1-2 on the season.

Archer Open concludes

wrestling club season
ANTWERP The Antwerp wrestling club finished their season on April 2 at Antwerp with the eighth annual Archer Open
wrestling tournament. The Archers had a season high 22 wrestlers compete in the tournament, with all 22 wrestlers placing
in the top 4 of their respective weight classes.
Fourth: AJ Eaton and Karsen Donat.
Third: Skyler Octaviano, Tavin Sholl, Tanner Wentland,
Dayne Sholl, Zaybriel King-Bauer, Logan McKeever, Riley
Smith and Briceton Barker. Both Smith and Barker registered
their first win of the season and for their young careers.
Second place (runner-up): Kaden Phares, Zoen King-Bauer,
Ethan Karam, CJ Eaton, Eli Reinhart, and Teagan Eaton, who
got her first-ever win.
The Archers crowned a season high six individual champions
as well on Saturday. Placing first were Michael Rohrs, Gage
Clevinger, Zacrey Salas, Stroker Etter, Luke McKeever, and
Brennan Barker. Saturday also marked the first-ever individual
tournament titles for Zacrey Salas and Brennan Barker as well
as the first tournament wins of the season for Luke McKeever
and Stroker Etter.
The effort from the 22 wrestlers enabled the blue-and-white
to garner a second place as a team.

John McMaster (left) and another lineman from Ohio joined 15 other individuals from Ohio Electric Cooperatives who made the trip to La Soledad, Guatemala. The purpose of the 18 day visit was
to bring electricity to the town. Along with the two linemen is a mother and her young daughter
who received electricity for their dwelling.

Local co-op lineman helps

electrify village in Guatemala

PAULDING Project Ohio

is the Ohio Electric Cooperatives effort to electrify the
rural Guatemalan village of
La Soledad. The team was
comprised of 17 electric co-op
workers from all over the state

and Paulding Putnam Electric

lineman John McMaster was
one of those chosen to go on
this trip of a lifetime.
The 18-day journey occurred in early March. McMaster says its a trip hell

never forget.
The people are very reserved. When we energized
the transformers we went to
every house and checked every switch, bulb and outlet.
We showed them what to do
and their faces no matter age
or gender would relax and
show real joy. Some would
cry out in happiness, he says.
In the evening, some of the
older people went outside and
looked up and down the hills
at the lights where their entire
lives it had been darkness.
This truly touched me.
George Carter was part of the
first exploration committee to
plan this project and was able
to attend the village celebration after the electrification.
This project is a perfect example of the cooperative spirit
in action and were very proud
of John and commend him on
his take-action approach to
help bring electricity to La
When asked if this was a
life changing experience, McMaster stated, We went there
to run power into the houses.
When you go to the house and
see the poverty, it is heavy.
To be able to share the convenience of electricity, it is more
than just light. Its education,
CEO/General Manager George Carter and PPEC Lineman John more opportunities, and comMcMaster spent several days in Guatemala to hook up electricity munity improvement. When
in one of its villages. Their effort was part of the Ohio Electric you step back and think about
that the future is great.

Varsity Games of the Week


Antwerp at Edon...................
Lima Shawnee..................12

Wayne Trace.....................10
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Wayne Trace at Lima Central Antwerp at Lincolnview.........

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Wayne Trace.......................5
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Wayne Trace.......................2
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Antwerp hosts Tinora & Fayette......................................
Paulding hosts Fort Jennings
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Sports schedule

Softball: Antwerp hosts Ayersville; Paulding hosts Columbus
Grove; Wayne Trace hosts Fairview

Baseball: Antwerp hosts Ayersville; Paulding hosts Columbus

Grove; Wayne Trace hosts Fairview
Softball: Antwerp hosts Tinora
Baseball: Antwerp at North
Central; Paulding at Pandora-Gilboa
Track & Field: Paulding at Lima
Bath Ehresman Invitational;
Wayne Trace at Tinora Invitational
Softball: Wayne Trace at Defiance (DH)
Baseball: Paulding at Edon;
Wayne Trace at Lincolnview
Softball: Antwerp at Kalida;
Paulding at Crestview; Wayne
Trace at Heritage (Ind.)
Baseball: Antwerp at Parkway;
Paulding at Crestview; Wayne
Trace hosts Ottawa-Glandorf
Softball: Antwerp at Holgate;
Paulding hosts Montpelier;
Wayne Trace hosts Edgerton
Baseball: Antwerp at Holgate;
Wayne Trace hosts Edgerton
Track & Field: Antwerp, Ottoville and Stryker at Ayersville;
Paulding hosts Lincolnview and
Continental; Wayne Trace at

Paulding Putnam Electric Co-ops (PPEC) fundraiser for Honor

Flight continues strong. So far, $41,000 has been raised in an
effort to sponsor an entire flight out of Fort Wayne International
Airport. The cost for an Honor Flight is $70,000. PPEC is accepting donations and they are also holding a truck raffle. Donations
and truck raffle tickets can be purchased online at www.PPEC.
coop. One of the most recent donations was $500 from Bashore
Reineck Stoller & Waterman Inc. Accounting Firm. Here, PPEC
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 11A

Paulding High School Honor Roll

The Paulding High School honor roll for the third nine
4.00 Lucas Arend, Kelsey Beck, Victoria Bradford,
Kasandra Cogswell, Damon Egnor, Kynsie Etzler, Megan Fife,
Kelsey Hale, Allison Harpel, Luke Jackson, Matthew Martinez, Megan Reineck, Emilee Ringler, Taylor Schooley, Jordan
Shull, Jarrett Sitton
3.5-3.9 Alex Arellano, Zach Buchman, Sierra Bullard,
Destiney Dangler-Reed, Corbin Edwards, Nathan Gee, Jowaine
Grimes, Victoria Johanns, Kacie Karlstadt, Sam Ladd, Taylor
Manz, Kim Matson, Samantha Meggison, Branson Minck, Haley Porter, Devin Sanchez, Kristen Schilt, Katherine Stork, Jaycie
Varner, Dulce Vasquez
3.0-3.49 Taylor Jackman, Michelle Krim, Brendon Lothamer, Bailey Meyer, Michelle Spears, Andrew Stafford
4.0 Brittany Brown, Christine Clapsaddle, William Deisler, Hannah Farr, Lauren Hill, Caylin Johanns, Emily Knodel,
Skyler McCullough, Molly Meeker, Estee Miller, Chantal
Monnier, Dayton Pracht, Jo Ellyn Salinas, Ben Stuck, Faith
Vogel, Brooke Weidenhamer, Beth Yates
3.5-3.9 Leona Aldred, Daleigh Davis, Robert Deitrick,
Kameron Echols, Christopher Elder, Paige Fitzwater, Katlynn
Fuller, Devin Gee, Kaleb Goshia, Aaron Horstman, Preston
Ingol, Preston Johanns, Karissa Lucas, Ryan Nicelley, Jared
Paschall, Bailey Pieper, Morrisa Rue, Simeon Shepherd, Ashley
Snipes, Devin Starry, Cameron Strahley, Kourtney Thomas
3.0-3.49 Michael Dangler, Griffin Harder, Taylor March
4.0 Logan Bradford, Alexandra Brown, Madison Good,
Brianna Gorrell, Hallieann Hale, Jacee Harwell, Kalen Kelly, Audrey Manz, Brian Matson, Cade McGarvey, Emma
McMaster, Marcus Miller, Elizabeth Mobley, Caitlyn Myers,
Kaylee Plummer, Cassidy Posey, Stephanie Powell, Devon
Smith, Gabriella Stahl, Hunter Vogel, Jordan Weidenhamer
3.5-3.9 Abigail Adams, Blake Anderson, Allison Ankney,
Isaac Baldwin, Ashley Bulka, Jocelyn Camposano, Miah Coil,
Chloe Foltz, Savannah Habern, Kaylen Hale, Kaitlyn Harris,
Shawn Jackson, Anna Karlstadt, Michael Kohart, Abbigaile
McMichael, Sunshine Newsome, Daviah Pessefall, Hannah
Vance, Ryan Woodring
3.0-3.49 Cassandra Bishop, Abigail English, Stephanie
Habern, Courtney Kupfersmith, Tristin LaFountain, Colton
Lloyd, Jessica Logan, Courtney Mullen, Alexis Overly, Madison Parrett, Ethan Rhonehouse, Garret Salinas, Hannah Schevey
4.0 Alexandra Arend, Luke Brewer, Charles Clapsaddle,
Haylee Dominique, Macy Iler, Courtney Luderman, Heather
Manz, Shana Manz, Jaret Miller, Mary Panico, Westen Phlipot, Sydney Price, Allison Reineck, Kalyn Strahley, Jessica
3.5-3.9 Mya Andrews, Asia Arellano, Lexie Beckman,
Fletcher Cook, Katelyn Estle, Kamdyn Etzler, Eugene Hemenway, Tristan Kinder, Leah Nusbaum, Kristen Razo, Joseph
Reineck, Jennifer Stahl, Haleigh Stallbaum, Mallory Taylor,
Megan Tope
3.0-3.49 Liza Carpenter, Katelyn Hartzell, Emma Horstman, Hunter Kesler, Hailey McDaniel, Brock Schooley, Zoe
Shepherd, Carson Shull, Chelsi Spears, Elizabeth Temple, Briana Townley, Victoria Valle, Dylan Vogel, Addison Wesley

Vantage holds FFA banquet

VAN WERT The Vantage

Career Center FFA chapter
held its annual awards and recognition banquet recently in
the Vantage Commons Area.
Guest speaker for the evening was Matthew Klopfenstein, president of the Ohio
FFA and a graduate of Wayne
Trace High School. Klopfenstein spoke to the 150 guests
about a life of purpose and
encouraged everyone in the
room to answer the questions,
Who are you? What do you
do with your life? and Why
do you do it? He also reminded everyone that life is a
journey and youre the driver.
Awards were presented to
FFA members throughout the
Senior Jacob Sukup (Antwerp) and junior Zach Dealey
(Crestview) were presented
with Quiet Leader awards
for setting an example to others by their actions.
Sukup and junior Daniel
Sinn (Wayne Trace) were
awarded the 110% award
for service above and beyond.
The Tractor Troubleshooting team of Sukup and Zach
Sinn recognized for their first
place regional finish and their
11th place finish at the state
Receiving the Scholarship
award for outstanding grades
were senior Jacob Sukup and
junior Daniel Sinn.
Sukup was also recognized

Vantage FFA president Jacob Sukup (Antwerp) and vice-president Daniel Sinn (Wayne Trace),
were all smiles as they tried to display all the awards and plaques they received at the chapters
annual banquet.
as this years Most Valuable ing officers were thanked for Gerding (Kalida) and parliaFFA member. Most improved their contribution to the Van- mentarian Gabe Evans (Linawards went to seniors Charles tage FFA chapter. Officers colnview).
Thomas (Paulding) and Levi for the 2016-17 school year Grand sponsors for the
are president Blake Miller banquet were Heritage Farm
Noggle (Wayne Trace).
The chapter honored Staci (Wayne Trace), vice president Equipment, Schlegel Farms,
Miller from the Paulding Soil Daniel Sinn (Wayne Trace), and Sukup Farms. Sponsors
and Water Conservation Dis- secretary Zach Dealey (Crest- were A&J Lloyd Farms, Cootrict and Mike Porter, retired view), treasurer Peter Wharry per Farms, Haviland Drainage
farmer, with FFA honorary (Paulding), sentinel Andrew Products, Kenn-Feld Group,
degrees for their involvement Grote (Ottoville), student ad- Lee Kinstle GMC, Mercer
with the Vantage FFA chapter. visor Wyatt Miller (Pauld- Landmark, Myers Farm, Scott
The new officer induction ing), reporter Logan Shaner Equity and Westwood Family
ceremony was held and outgo- (Antwerp), chaplain Logan Dental.

Vantage Honor Roll

Vantage Career Center has
announced the honor roll
for the third nine weeks. Included are:
* Denotes 4.0 GPA
Juniors Alexie Bennett,
Cassidy Jones, *Zachary McDaniels, Ashley Pratt, *Michael Taylor
Seniors Avery Braaten,
Domino Daugherty, Serena
Drake, *Jacob Sukup, *Austin
Van Atta

Juniors Brittany Batten, Raymundo Escobedo,

*Andrea Kremer, *Aubrey
Kremer, Arianna Posey, Peter
Seniors Michaela Harris, Bridgett Moore, Nicholas
Warnimont, Cullen Wenzlick
Juniors *Julie Holbrooks, Nathan Klima, *Daniel Sinn
Seniors Brenna Baker,
*Michael Now, Zach Sinn

Vantage FFAs new officers were inducted at the annual awards banquet. They are pictured with their teacher, Mike Miller.

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Paulding Science Olympiad!

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Thanks also to all the parents, coaches, and any other

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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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Van Wert summer music

series kicks off June 3

VAN WERT The Van Wert County Foundation has announced its 2016 Fountain Park
Summer Music Series.
It features eight free concerts in downtown
Van Werts Fountain Park. All concerts are on
Friday nights, beginning at 7 p.m. Food service is available by 5:30 p.m. from various
non-profit organizations in Van Wert County.
This is the 15th season for Fountain Park
Summer concerts presented by The Van Wert
County Foundation in cooperation with the
Van Wert City Parks & Recreation. This season includes a wide variety of entertainment
and will even include an outdoor family movie on July 1 following the Lima Pops Orchestra concert. The movie is in cooperation with
Main Street Van Wert.
The season kicks off with its traditional
opener on Friday night of the Peony and Artrageous Festival weekend. The entire line-up
is listed below:
Friday, June 3
The Together Band
The Together Band, established in the 70s,
has been entertaining crowds in a tri-state area
for more than four decades. Together provides
an action packed show that delivers a classic
rock, funk, soul, and feel good music experience for all ages. The band features a 9-piece
ensemble of undeniable rhythm section, electrifying horns, and dynamic vocals from all
band members.
Friday, June 17
Madrigal - The Ultimate Tribute to Carlos
This Cincinnati based band of professional musicians offer up a true Carlos Santana
concert experience. Led by Jose Madrigal, a
Mexican immigrant who was home schooled
on the guitar by his father, a guitar professor
at Northern Kentucky University, Jose was
a recording artist for 20th Century Fox and
Columbia Records. Surrounded by a talented
group of outstanding musicians, you wont
want to miss this Santana experience.
Friday, June 24
Beginnings - The Ultimate Tribute to Chicago
Out of their love and respect for one of the
greatest American Rock Bands of all time, this
group, comprised of veteran musicians of the
New York music scene got their beginning in
2002. Since then, they have been sharing the
wonderful music of the Chicago songbook
with audiences all over the country including
Disneys Epcot Center, Atlantic Citys Resort
Casino, and the M Resort Spa Casino in Las
Friday, July 1
Lima Symphony Pops Orchestra
Maestro Crafton Beck returns to Van Wert
with the Lima Pops Orchestra to herald another July 4th celebration. Van Wert is proud
to be one of the few cities in the state to feature a live Pops Orchestra for its Fourth of
July weekend. Bring your flags and wear your
patriotism proudly on your sleeve as we celebrate America with the Lima Symphony Pops.
Its always a crowd pleaser. Be sure to stick
around after the concert to experience a family
movie time in Fountain Park on a huge inflat-

able screen and concert sound system.

Friday, July 15
Natural Wonder - The Ultimate Stevie
Wonder Experience
Gabriel Bello, a #1 Billboard ranked vocalist, producer and multi-instrumentalist, along
with a crack rhythm section and full-fledged
horn ensemble recreate some of the best loved
songs of our time by the phenomenal Stevie
Wonder. Since its inception in 2012, Natural
Wonder has wowed audiences for the American Heart Association, the Make-A-Wish
Foundation, the House of Blues in Orlando
and Myrtle Beach as well as BB Kings in New
Friday, July 22
Chris Higbee
The former lead singer of Poverty Neck
Hillbillies, this high energy fiddling cowboy
puts on a show you will not forget. Often compared to another fiddling singer, Charlie Daniels, Higbee has been known to fiddle his way
to the top of rooftops and rock the music from
anywhere imaginable. Chris Higbee and his
band will create an exciting and fun evening
in Fountain Park for everyone to enjoy.
Friday, July 29
Feller and Hill and the Bluegrass Buckaroos
Tom Feller and Chris Hill have made quick
work of establishing themselves as among the
top vocal groups in bluegrass winning over
fans and disc jockeys in their few short years of
existence. Combining their love of traditional
bluegrass, classic country and their newly released all-Gospel album, they have become a
leader in the industry. Their tight harmonies
and great songs have compared them to Buck
Owens and the Osborne Brothers.
Friday, Aug. 12
The McCartney Years
The premier McCartney concert experience
featuring the music of the Beatles & Wings
live. Relive the time of knitted vests, bell bottoms, 25-cent gas, cassette players, and long
hair. Welcome to the 70s and some of the
greatest music of the century. The Fountain
Park Summer Music Series closes its season
with this timeless live concert experience- one
you will remember all year long.
More events
In addition to these outstanding concerts,
the Van Wert Area Community Concert Band
under the direction of Richard Sherrick will
be in concert in Fountain Park beginning at 7
p.m. on Fridays, May 27, July 8 and Aug. 19.
The public is invited to bring lawn chairs
and blankets to the park to enjoy these free
concerts, underwritten through the Saltzgaber
Music Fund of The Van Wert County Foundation. Paul Hoverman is the coordinator of Performing Arts and Seth Baker is the executive
In the case of weather issues, Fountain Park
Summer concerts sponsored by The Van Wert
County Foundation will be moved into the
Niswonger Performing Arts Center located
10700 SR 118 South in Van Wert. Fountain
Park is located on the west end of downtown
Van Wert, corner of West Main and Jefferson

Commissioners Journal
Commissioners Journal March 23,
This 23rd day of March, 2016, the
Board of County Commissioners met in
regular session with the following members present: Roy Klopfenstein, Mark
Holtsberry, and Nola Ginter, Clerk. Absent: Tony Zartman.
Jim States, State Bank & Trust;
Beau Piasecki, BancCard; Lou Ann
Wannemacher, County Treasurer Piasecki explained BancCard rates for debit
and credit cards.
The commissioners office receive
payments for the Auglaize River Sewer,
for the rental of the OSU Extension
building, and for sub-division fees. They
have made the decision to go cash-free
and are looking at having the capability
of processing payments by debit or credit
card. Piasecki provided a proposal from
BancCard, on behalf of State Bank.
He noted transactions up to $70 have a
flat fee of $2.50 and those over $70 have
a fee of 2.95% of the total amount of the
transaction. Piasecki explained it would
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Wannemacher noted the treasurers
and the sheriffs offices utilize Lexis
Nexus for their credit/debit cards needs.
County Treasurer Lou Ann
Wannemacher and the commissioners
discussed the cyber security policy.
A motion was made by Holtsberry
to go into executive session at 8:09 a.m.
with the Paulding County Prosecutor to
discuss legal matters.
At 8:23 a.m. all members present
agreed to adjourn the executive session
and go into regular session.
Holtsberry moved to adopt the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board
of County Commissioners does hereby
direct the County Auditor to amend the
2016 Annual Appropriation by appropriating the following in the DARE Fund
(Fund 034), to-wit; 034-001-00003/
DARE/Training AMOUNT: $1,000.


Holtsberry moved to adopt the following resolution;
WHEREAS, Two proposals were
received for the FY 2015 Village of Oakwood Well Project; and
WHEREAS, after review of the aforementioned proposal, Maumee Valley
Planning Organization and the Village
of Oakwood have recommended that the
project be awarded to Watson Well Drilling Inc., Bryan; now, therefore
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board
of County Commissioners does hereby
award the FY 2015 Village of Oakwood
Well Project to Watson Well Drilling
Inc.. in the amount of $23,920, with
CDBG funds in the amount of $20,000
allocated to the project. The Village of
Oakwood will be responsible for the balance in the cost of the project; and be it
Board of County Commissioners does
hereby authorize the Chairman of said
Board, Mr. Tony Zartman, to sign all paperwork related to the project on behalf
of the Board of County Commissioners.

Got seeds? GO!

If youre like me, youve

got packets, packets, and more
packets of seeds sitting in wait
for just the right time to sow
them. This year has really
thrown a wrench in the schedule, what with spring deciding
to get a jump on things. Im
not complaining, but certain
aspects of it have taken me by
surprise and Ive got to get going on this.
Not everyone goes to the
store and buys seedlings or
starts to plant in their gardens. If youre constrained by
a budget, and have a little bit
of time and patience, theres
no better way to grow than by
planting seeds.
Its still a bit early to sow
most seeds outside, as our last
average frost date is somewhere around May 10th. But
have at it with a number of other things. How do you know
what you can start now? Just
look at the seed packet and see
how long it says to sow them
before your last frost date and
count back.
One of the biggest advantages to sowing your own
seeds is plant choice. Whether
its vegetables or flowers, you
simply cant buy starts for all
the choices that exist in that
big, wide, wonderful world of
Maybe youre a tomato lover. You can find any number
of varieties for sale as starts in
the garden centers, but what if
you want to grow Pandorino
Italian grape tomatoes? Its
a high-yielding, extremely
disease-resistant variety that
grows well in all zones, but
youll be hard-pressed to find
it growing in garden centers.
I use 2 or 3 Jiffy brand
peat pots to start my seeds, but
you can make your own pots
from newspaper, or even cardboard toilet paper rolls. Yogurt
containers work, too.
Its important to use sterile
lightweight seed-starting potting medium in which to grow
your little seedlings, to help
avoid things like damping off,
which is caused by bacteria.
Put 2-3 inches of seed-starting medium in your pots, then
sow 2-3 seeds in each one.
Follow the instructions on the
seed packet, making sure you
check whether or not the seeds
are to be covered by soil, and
if so, by how much. Some
seeds need light for germination and some need darkness.
Put them in a bright location
a sunny window is best and
keep the soil moist, but not
soggy. A comfortable room
temperature will be fine, but
if you want to help them get
going quicker, provide some
bottom heat. You can buy heat

When was the last time you saw starts for Emilia coccinea,
also known as tassel flower? Its an heirloom that couldnt be
easier to grow, and is sure to elicit some inquiries from visitors
to your garden, with its orange flowers that most people arent
familiar with.

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mats, but Ive used a therapeutic heating pad, set on low, and
that works just as well.
Once you see green growth,
youll know your seeds germinated. The first two leaves
(sometimes its only one),
are known as the cotyledons,
which will feed the plant until it forms its first true leaves.
The true leaves will be the
ones that follow the cotyledons.
Good air circulation is important, so if you have a fan
you can direct toward your
seedlings, this can help ward off
early growth problems and will
strengthen your seedlings. Just
a very light current of air is all
thats needed, so dont overdo
it. A ceiling fan could be just
enough to keep the air circulating, depending on how far away
it is from your seedlings.

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131 N. Main St. 1007 N. Williams St.

Payne, OH 45880 Paulding, OH 45879


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Paulding County

April 12th
8 am to 4 pm

Just in time for

Graduation, Mothers
and Fathers Day.
Proceeds benefit the
Paulding County Hospital.
Sponsored by the auxiliary.

A Special Thank You

to all who bought
Easter Flowers!
We had a Great Sale!
Watch for the Spring
Geranium Sale

The next step is preparing

them for planting in your garden by hardening them off.
On warm days, you can place
them outside in a bright, but
shaded area. Too much direct
sun outside too soon, and your
plants will burn. Take them in
at night, when night temperatures are likely too cold for
young plants.
Continue to expose them
to the outdoors for at least a
week, lengthening the time
they spend out there as they
grow stronger. By the time
theyre large enough to handle, it should be warm enough
during both day and night to
go ahead and plant them in the
ground in your garden.
If youre a beginner, dont
become discouraged if you
lose some seedlings. Weve all
done it and sometimes even
those of us who have been
doing it for a while will still
lose a few. Remember for
the same cost as a few seedlings, growing your own from
seed will give you many more
plants and much more variety,
growing just what you want,
not what the garden center decided to start for you.
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.

are FREE!
Let us help you:
Update your basic skills
Prepare for your GED
Job Search Skills
Postsecondary Preparation
Online Learning with Distance Education

Classes available on Monday and Wednesday:

Orientation Monday, April 4, 2016:
Vantage Career Center
Delphos Public Library
Classes available on Tuesday and Thursday:
Orientation Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Apollo Career Center Room 231
Vantage Career Center
St. Pauls Church in St. Marys

Wapakoneta LACCA (2nd) floor)
Celina LACCA
Paulding Ohio Means Jobs

9:30 to 12:30
1:30 to 4:00
6:00 to 9:00
6:00 to 9:00
5:00 to 8:00
9:00 to 12:00
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Call Vantage Career Center 419-238-5411

Call Apollo Career Center 419-998-3000

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14A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, April 6, 2016

State concealed carry report

Patrol: Drivers
should keep eyes and shows 116,000 licenses
issued or renewed in 2015
focus on the road

Butler earns insurance designation

VAN WERT April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Van Wert Post of the Ohio State Highway
Patrol is reminding drivers to keep their eyes and focus on the
roadway while driving.
Last year, 13,261 crashes in Ohio had a reported distraction,
including 39 fatal crashes. From 2014 to 2015, the number of
reported distracted drivers rose 11 percent.
Every time someone takes their eyes or their focus off the
road even for just a few seconds they put their lives and the
lives of others in danger, said Lt. Tim Grigsby, Commander of
the Van Wert Post. Distracted driving is unsafe and irresponsible. In a split second, its consequences can be devastating.
Sending or receiving a text message takes a drivers eyes off
the road for an average of 4.6 seconds, the equivalent of driving
the length of an entire football field when traveling at 55 mph.
Ohio law prohibits all cell phone usage for drivers under 18.
Texting while driving is illegal for all drivers, as a secondary
Distracted driving is any non-driving activity that has potential to distract a person from the primary task of driving and
increase the risk of crashing. Distractions can be visual, taking
eyes off of the road; manual, taking hands off the wheel; or
cognitive, taking the mind off driving. Texting while driving is
an example that results in all three types of distraction.
For more distracted driving facts please visit http://statepatrol.ohio.gov/doc/Distracted_Driving_Bulletin_2016.pdf

Local events in April



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COLUMBUS Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has issued a report indicating that more than 116,000 concealed carry
licenses were issued or renewed in Ohio in 2015, according to
data compiled by Ohios county sheriffs.
The following total concealed carry numbers were reported
to the Attorney Generals Office from county sheriffs in Ohio
for the calendar year of 2015:
Number of New Licenses Issued: 71,589
Number of Licenses Renewed: 44,551
Total Licenses Issued: 116,140
The Attorney Generals Office compiles an annual report as
required by law about the number of licenses issued each year.
Licenses expire five years after their issue date. Each sheriff
must report concealed handgun license statistics quarterly to
the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission within the Ohio
Attorney Generals Office.
A full copy of the 2015 Concealed Carry Annual Report
is available on the Ohio Attorney Generals website at www.
Paulding County
Regular Temp Emerg.

Licenses Licenses
Number of Licenses Issued
Number of Licenses Renewed
Number of Licenses Suspended
Number of Licenses Revoked
Number of Licenses Denied
Number of Licenses Processes Suspended
Regular Temp Emerg.

Licenses Licenses
Number of Licenses Issued
Number of Licenses Renewed
Number of Licenses Suspended
Number of Licenses Revoked
Number of Licenses Denied
Number of Licenses Processes Suspended 1,319

Business News
VAN WERT Central Insurance Companies employee
Kim Butler has been awarded the professional insurance
designation Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter
(CPCU) from the American
Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters.
This is a professional credential recognized throughout the risk management and
insurance business. She has
completed an eight-course
program in addition to ethical

April 9 Glow In the Dark

benefit 5K and one mile run/
walk at Payne Elementary,
sponsored by Wayne Trace National Honor Society, registration 6:30 p.m. and event start at
7:45 p.m.; for registration form,
visit www.waynetrace.org
April 9 Community Health
Professionals of Paulding Auxiliarys annual musical fundraising event Weve Got Rhythm!
at 7 p.m. at Paulding School
April 10-16 National Library
Week will be observedwith the
theme, Libraries Transform
April 10-16 National Volunteer Week
April 11 Paulding County
Fertilizer Certification 6-9 p.m.
at the OSU Extension Office.
For more information or to register, phone 419-399-8225.
April 11 Volunteer recognition at 1:30 p.m. at Paulding
County Senior Center; RSVP by
calling 419-399-3650.
April 12 Paulding County
Area Foundation Annual Meeting and Dinner at Grants Catering Hall, Antwerp, social time
5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Call
419-399-8296 for more information.
April 13 Life Line Screening
at Paulding County Senior Center starting at 9 a.m.
April 13 Paulding County
Carnegie Librarys Annual Battle of the Books county finals at
12:30 p.m. at the Youth Leadership Building at the fairgrounds
April 16 Wayne Trace High
School vs. Ottoville High School
at Fifth Third Field in Toledo,

and experience requirements.

Butler, of Scott, graduated
from Paulding High School
and holds a bachelors degree
from University of Northwestern Ohio. She began her
career at Central Insurance
in 2005 and is currently Senior Workers Compensation
Claim Representative. Butler
also holds the Associate in
General Insurance (AINS),
Associate in Insurance Services (AIS) and the Associate
in Claims (AIC) designations.

home of the Toledo Mud Hens,

at 10 a.m.
April 16 United Way of
Paulding County luau party fundraiser, 2:30-8 p.m. at
Paulding Eagles; carnival
games, snacks, chicken/steak
April 16 Beer and Food
Pairing fundraiser at John
Paulding Historical Society in
April 17 Annual SportONE
All-Star Basketball Classic
game at Antwerp, girls game
at 3 p.m., boys game at 5 p.m.;
more details to be announced
April 18 Deadline to file federal income tax returns
April 18 Pond Clinic at the
OSU Extension Office. For
more information or to register,
phone 419-399-8225.
April 20 Wayne Trace High
School vs. Wayne High School
in the Parkview Sports Medicine High School Baseball Series, 4:30 p.m. at Parkview Field
in downtown Fort Wayne
April 22 Earth Day
April 22 Red Hat Spring
Fling, 11 a.m. at Paulding
County Senior Center
April 22 Wayne Trace Athletic Boosters Annual Reverse
Drawing, 6:30 p.m.
April 23 Arts Festival at Antwerp Schools, 4-9 p.m., grades
April 29 National Arbor Day
April 27 Administrative Professionals Day
April 30 Antwerp High
School Prom and afterprom
April 30 Wayne Trace Jr./
Sr. Prom and after-prom

Paulding County Township Association

Fish & Chicken

Tender Meal
Thursday, April 7th 5 - 7 pm
at the Paulding Co. Extension Building
Tickets available at the door

Carry-outs available!

for April 3 - 9

All Pork Brats $3.49/lb.

Stuffed Feders Burgers
Bone-In Ham


10% Off

Deli Cheddar Cheese


Genoa Salami $3.99/lb.

10# Idaho Potatoes


Hampton Farms In-Shell

Peanuts $.80/10 oz.

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Store Hours: Mon. - Sat. 9 am - 8 pm
Sunday 9 am - 5 pm

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 1B


Diet, exercise needs
change as we age

March birthdays were celebrated at the Paulding County Senior Center. Among those attending
were, front row from left Rae McMichael, Floyd Huebner, Ann May; back row Mark Price, Jacki
Dunakin, Ann Biglow, George Underwood, Louise Grant.

Does online cognitive

training help slow dementia?

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According to the ADAMhs Advantage newsletter, published

in Archbold, its becoming a big business selling subscriptions to
online cognitive training programs where you sit at your computer
to learn a list of words or try to remember a set of pictures, for example. In seven years, it has grown from a $200 million business
to an estimated $2 billion a year today.
But is it worth the cost? Short answer: There are no studies to
evaluate the effectiveness of online training vs. what you can do
for free.
However, for people who are still working, Dr. David Knopman
with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and an investigator for their Alzheimer Research Center, says you probably get
enough stimulation in the work environment. For people who are
retired, reading the newspaper, belonging to a book club or doing
volunteer work will provide plenty of stimulation and social interaction.
Even better are lifestyle habits getting out with friends, gardening, walking, seeing family can reduce stress and depression.
Keeping healthy by eating right, losing weight and not smoking
also help retain cognitive ability. And, the best lifestyle factor to
prevent dementia or Alzheimers is physical activity.



Paulding County Senior Center

401 E. Jackson St., Paulding

Served 11:30 a.m. Mon.Fri. Reservations: 419-399-3650

Wednesday, April 6

Chicken Salad Sandwich, Potato Soup, Broccoli Salad,

Orange Juice, Perfection Salad, Crackers

Thursday, April 7

Baked Pork Chop, Baked Potato, Carrots, Peaches,

Sherbet, W.W. Bread

Friday, April 8

Swiss Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Peas & Onions, Fruit Cocktail,

W.W. Bread, Apple Granola Bar

Monday, April 11

Baked Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole,

Warm Pears, W.W. Bread

Tuesday, April 12

Cabbage Roll Casserole over Rice, Fruit Compote,

Grape Juice, Dinner Roll

Wednesday, April 13

Beef Stroganoff over Egg Noodles, Brussel Sprouts,

Stewed Tomatoes, Banana, Dinner Roll

Thursday, April 14

Pork Cutlet, Cheesy Mash Potatoes, Cauliflower, Sherbet,

Apple Cranberry Salad, Dinner Roll

Friday, April 15

Liver & Onions, Mashed Potatoes, Wax Beans, Apple Juice,

Pineapple Tidbits/Dinner Roll, Liver Alt: Swiss Steak

Monday, April 18

Hamburger Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Seasoned Carrots,

Ambrosia, Goldfish Crackers, Biscuit

Tuesday, April 19

BBQ Pork Sand., Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Pineapple,

Orange, & Banana Cup, Raisins

Wednesday, April 20

Brd. Pork Cutlet, Mashed Potatoes, California Blend,

Grapes, Birthday Cake, Dinner Roll

Thursday, April 21

Pepper Steak w/White Rice, Scandinavian Blend, Apple Juice,

Tropical Fruit, Dinner Roll

Friday, April 22

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Tossed Salad, Hot Fruit,

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Monday, April 25

Smoked Sausage, Mashed Potatoes, Sauerkraut, Warm Peaches,

Tomato Juice, Dinner Roll

Maintaining a healthy
weight is important at any
age. But avoiding being overweight or obese can be particularly crucial for seniors,
considering many illnesses
are tied to body weight. Maintaining a healthy immune system also can require eating a
balanced, nutritionally sound
The Geriatric Research,
Education and Clinical Center
at Durham Medical Center in
Virginia says people need to
change how they eat for every
decade they reach.
Caloric intake should be
reduced because individuals
are generally moving around
less, have less muscle and
their metabolic rates decline.
People who find that they are
having trouble losing weight
in their 50s and older may be
basing weight-loss goals on
calorie recommendations for
younger people.
One challenging thing
about eating less overall is
supplementing with more nutrient-rich foods. Older bodies
still require similar amounts
of protein, vitamins and minerals as younger ones, but
older men and women must
balance that need with their
need to consume less calories. Consuming more fruits,
vegetables and lean protein
sources, including beans, and
choosing whole grains over
refined starchy foods can be
the key.
Watch what you drink, as

The bodys nutritional and

fitness needs change as a person ages.
Soft drinks and other sugary beverages may be packed
with calories you dont need.
Choose unsweetened beverages and opt for water as
much as possible. Protect
yourself against dehydration,
which can be harder to detect
as you get older.
In addition to modifying
food and beverage choices
and reducing their calorie intake, seniors should continue
to exercise.
Healthy eating paired with
moderate exercise remains
one of the best combinations
for healthy weight loss or
weight maintenance. The goal
is to consume fewer calories
and expend more energy.
While cardiovascular exercises can be a good way to
get the heart pumping and
stimulate your metabolic rate,

as you age you should perform strength-training and

weight-bearing exercises as
well. Muscle mass naturally
diminishes with age, and according to the Mayo Clinic, if
you avoid strength exercises
you can eventually lose muscle and increase the percentage of fat in your body.
Strength training also helps
you develop stronger bones,
which can help prevent fractures. In addition, as you gain
muscle, your body will begin
to burn calories more efficiently, making your time in
and out of the gym more productive.
Apart from diet and exercise, aging adults may need
to consult with their doctors
about nutritional supplements.
Your body may produce
less stomach acid as you get
older, making it more difficult to absorb vitamins from
food, including vitamin B12
and vitamin D. Aging skin is
less able to transform sunlight
into the vitamin, which can
affect the bodys ability to absorb calcium. Deficiencies in
vitamins D and B12 and calcium can result in a number of
health conditions.
Routine blood work can
help pinpoint whether you are
deficient in key nutrients.
The bodys nutritional and
fitness needs change as a person ages. Those uncertain
about the lifestyle changes
they will need to make should
speak with their physicians.

Senior center plans April events

PAULDING Paulding County Senior

Center is planning many events for April.
The center is located at 401 E. Jackson St. in Paulding and is open weekdays. Reservations for lunches or other
events can be made at 419-399-3650.
Morning Movie and coffee will be
presented at 9:30 a.m. Monday, April 11.
Life Line Screenings will be offered
at the center on Wednesday, April 13.
Registration is required by calling tollfree 1-888-653-6450 or online at www.
LifeLineScreening.com /com mu nity-partners.
A road trip to Advantage Salon & Spa
is scheduled for April 19. A van will leave
the center at 8 a.m. Seats are limited, so
call early for transportation reservation.
Senior students provide health and beauty services at a fraction of the cost.
Services include, but are not limited
to, manicures, pedicures, mens haircuts
and ladies shampoo, cut and style.
West Ohio Food Bank will conduct
a commodity distribution starting at
11 a.m. on Friday, April 15. A limited

amount of produce will be available

monthly, but will require additional paperwork.
Do you have a loved one with dementia? Do you ever wonder about ways to
effectively keep your brain healthy? A
mini-symposium on Brain Health will
be presented by Linda Pollitz from the
Alzheimers Association at noon April
15. The session is free and open to all
ages. Pre-registration is appreciated but
not required by contacting the center.
Steering committee meeting begins at
noon on Monday, April 18.
The months birthdays and anniversaries will be celebrated Wednesday, April
20. Call the center for lunch reservations.
On the menu are pork cutlet, mashed
potatoes, California blend vegetables,
grapes, birthday cake and dinner roll.
Aprils evening meal will be 5 p.m.
Thursday, April 21 with the meal donations sponsored by The Gardens of
Paulding. On the menu for the night are
meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, creamed
peas, apple crisp with ice cream and

dinner roll. Contact the senior center for

reservations. Also, a raffle will be held
for a raffle basket.
The Red Hat Spring Fling day is Friday, April 22 with appetizer bar at 11
a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m. and entertainment following.
A volunteer appreciation celebration
will be held Monday, April 25. Volunteers are invited to join in for an appetizer bar and special acknowledgement.
The theme this year is Red Neck Celebration. If you have donated your
time to the senior center this past year,
the center staff and seniors want to say
thank you.
Save the dates in May:
The annual Senior Day event will be
Tuesday, May 17. Tickets will be available in mid-April. Join the senior center
for some Red Neck fun and Hee Haw
entertainment by the historical society.
A Relay For Life team fundraiser is
planned for May 26. A taco bar will be
held in place of the normal monthly evening meal.

Social Security evolves to serve customers

By Erin Thompson
Social Security Public
Affairs Specialist in Toledo
Social Security is at the forefront of adapting and meeting
the ever-changing needs of our
customers. Technology plays
an important role in helping
us provide the world-class
customer service America expects and deserves. And were
changing to keep current with
new laws and judicial rulings
as well.
One way weve evolved is
by developing the my Social
Security account. Once you enroll for a free account at www.

Social Security can help you

estimate your future retirement
or disability benefits, or manage them if you are already receiving benefits. You can do all
of this easily and securely from
the comfort of your home or
Social Security listens to
your needs as we improve the
technologies that enhance the
customer experience. We continue to look for new services
to add to my Social Security to
make it an even more powerful
resource for you and your family.
Another way were evolving is by adapting to legal and

social changes. In 1935, when

Social Security was created, the
definition of family was different than it is today. On June
26, 2015, the Supreme Court
issued a decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, holding that
same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry in all
states. As a result, more samesex couples will be recognized
as married for purposes of determining entitlement to Social
Security benefits or eligibility
for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments.
Not only have we adapted to
provide benefits for same-sex
spouses, but transgender peo-

ple can now change the gender

marker on their Social Security
records based on identity, with
no requirement for reassignment surgery.
Our mission at Social Security is to deliver services that
meet the changing needs of the
public. By keeping the public
informed of their benefit estimates with my Social Security
and adapting to our changing
society, we will continue to
achieve our goals and help you
achieve yours.
No matter who you are, you
deserve the benefits of Social
Security. Find out more at

Tuesday, April 26

Turkey & Cheese on Rye, Vegetable Soup, Coleslaw,

Cinnamon Apples, Crackers, Oatmeal Raisin Bar

Wednesday, April 27

Tuna Salad Plate w/Lettuce & Tomato, Tropical Fruit,

Broccoli Salad, Fruit Snacks, Dinner Roll, Crackers

Thursday, April 28

Meatloaf, Augratin Potatoes, Creamed Peas,

Strawberry Shortcake, W.W. Bread

Friday, April 29

Community Health Professionals

Adult Day Center

1151 Westwood Dr., Van Wert

Chicken Penne Pasta, Broccoli, Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp,

Grape Juice, W.W. Bread

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Professional Chefs Prefer
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Good Meals & Snacks Activities Socialization

Daily Care Needs Handicapped Accessible Shower
Nursing & Therapy Supervison Peace of Mind
Transportation Available



2B - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, April 6, 2016


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


BENNETT'S Lawncare
and Landscaping. Mowing, rolling and stone,
mulch, dirt hauling. Free
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Mowing. Reasonable
prices. 419-399-5186


3 ACRE lot $11,900,

$1,000 down, $135
monthly; 6 acre lot
$19,900, $1,000 down,
$219 monthly. 352-3412843


stamps, comic books,
old toys, knives, old jewelry, antiques, collections. Call 419-3993353.



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Pullets 16 weeks- 1 year

Multiple Listing

Large Auction

Thurs., April 7 @ 5:00 P.M.

Lawn Tractor - Generator - Lawn & Garden

Antiques - Collectables - Glassware
Household - Related
LOCATION: Gorrell Bros. Auction Facility - 1201 N. Williams St., Paulding, OH

Antiques, Old Books, Glassware & Collectables ... 3 Indian

stones ... PW & Edgemont Cracker tins ... Round Oak Kitchen
Table ... Oak Chairs ... Oak chest... School desk ... Mantel Clock ...
MARQUIS by Harmony Guitar... 6 Head vases ... Pictures & frames
... Ornate wall mirror... NYC RR Lantern & Water Can ... Superior
Tractor Cast Iron Tool Box ... Griswold Dutch Oven Fenton Glass ...
Set of Green Fire King Dishes ... 6 Quilts ... Depression including
pink plates, bowls, etc.... 20+ crocks, crock bowls & related ... Old
dressing screen ... Diesel Hustler electric train ... 60s Oak Leaf
Oakwood year books ... Paulding County Plates & other collector
plates ... Brass candle holders ... Woody Wood Pecker lunch box
& other related items ... Sugar Bucker... Brass spittoon ... Salt
box ... Milk Glass bowls, plates and candle holders ... 2 Carnival
dishes ... Shaving mug ... Hot dish holder... Pitcher & Bowl ... Jelly
Jar ... Creamers ... knick-knacks... figurines ... Planters ... Vases ...
Pyrex including mixing bowls ... Old White House vinegar bottle
... Oakwood Oil thermometers ... Hen on nest... Powder dish ...
Cast Iron Mail Boxes ... Granite canner ...Pitchers ... 32 pc Thomson Pottery dishes ... 41 pc Newcor dish set ... Small Jewelry
Boxes & flat of costume jewelry ... Over 27 boxes of old books
including McGuffey Readers & sets and individuals ... Baskets ...
Household & Related including ... Chairs ... Cabinets ... Sofa &
oversized chair... Rocking horse ... Chest of drawers ... Lane Cedar
chest... Microwave stand and other stands ... Small bookcase ...
High Chair... Wicker furniture ... Small Armoire ... Bissell carpet
cleaner... Oak rocker... Several Dressers & Chests Of Drawers &
Bed Frames ... 2 Double size bedroom suites ... Recliner Chairs...
Pictures & Frames ... Sweeper... Shelving unit... Twin Bed Bedroom Suite ... Double Bed Bedroom Suite ... Mobility items ...
Dressers. Chests Of Drawers ... Night Stands ... Fans ... Window
Air Conditioner ... End & coffee Tables ... Paper shredder ...Card
Table & Chairs ... Suitcases ... Towels, linens, etc. ... file cabinet... Exerciser... Blankets, linens, bedding, etc. ... Plastic storage
tubs ... Pots, pans, Tupperware, Corning ware tableware, small
kitchen items ... Wagon load of Xmas and holiday decorations
plus villages, etc., etc., etc. ... Lawn & Garden & Related ...True
Life 6000E Portable Generator... Craftsman 14.5 HP lawn tractor... Push mowers ... Dog cage ... New pull golf cart ... Camping blankets & chairs ... Ice skates ... Gas powered trimmer ...
Small electric tools ... Wrenches & hand tools ... Pruning saw ...
Crafts man Wheel barrow ... Hand saws ... Shovels, Rakes, etc.
... Electric hedge trimmer ... Gas lot sets ... Camp fire tri pod ...
Tennis rackets ... Scotts lawn spreader... Hose ... Nails, screws,
cords, etc. ... Step Ladders ... Small hand and Lawn tools ... 2
Tool boxes ... Lawn and patio furniture, charcoal grill and other
outdoor items ...Many plastic tubs ... Lawn Ornaments, etc., etc.,
etc. Visit our web site @ www.gorrellbros-paulding.comm for
over 250 photos ..Inspection: day of auction beginning at 9:00
AM Partial Listing ... 2 auction rings ...Terms: Cash, Check,
VISA, Master Card or Discover Card Sellers: Marvin (Doc)
Estle, Bernie Claymiller & others ... Gorrell Bros. Auctioneers
- Don Gorrell, Larry Gorrell, Chris AuFrance, Apprentice; Aaron
Timm, Nolan Shisler

SPRING Garage Sale


XL T-shirts

Wall Clocks
Mini Blinds

Recumbant Bike
White Xmas Tree
Reel Mower

Total gym (in box)

Hot Pads
Foot Bath
Floor Lamps Animals


Golf Clubs
Oster-Stand Mixer

Electric Pressure
Some Clothes
Household Items

Too Much to List

Shelton eState auction


Location: 7443 Rd. 71; Paulding, OH; north edge of

Worstville; 3 miles SW of Briceton mile south of St.
Rt. 613; watch for signs
sale on site;
Pole BlDG-GaRaGe-Well:
Situated on 27/100 of an
acre; has a well; 20x20
garage - 1995; 52x18 pole
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Land Auction
Sat., April 16
9:00 A.M.

126+- Acres
Sec. 31, Monroe Twp.

Putnam Co., OH

3 mi. East Of Oakwood Buyer Gets Farming Rights for 2016

Parcel 1 --- 48.6+- acres ... USDA Soil Survey indicates mostly Paulding soil, 44+acres tillable with small wooded area ... Parcel 2 --- 78+- acres ... USDA Soil
Survey indicates mostly Paulding soil with areas of Roselms . 75+- acres tillable
---- These are contiguous tracts Call for Brochures, Surveys, FSA and other
auction information or visit our web site Auction Procedure & Terms: Multi
Parcel Bidding with $5,000 earnest money for each Parcel. Closing on before May
16, 2016 . Possession to Buyer day of auction to prepare and plant 2016 crops
Farm Location: 2 mi. east of Oakwood, OH on Rt. 613 to Rd. 24; Then south
on Rd. 24 for mi. Auction Location: Twin Oaks Fellowship Hall, Corner Main &
2nd St., Oakwood, OH (1 block east of the Cooper Community Library) Seller: Relyea Family Revocable Living Trust, Cindy Wilson, Successor Trustee ---- Joseph
Burkard, Attorney For Seller . Gorrell Bros. Auctioneers; Nolan Shisler - Larry
D. Gorrell, Broker - Aaron Timm - Don Gorrell - Auctioneers

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Sec. 22, Jackson Twp. Paulding Co., Ohio

30 Acres

Sat., April 23 @ 9:00 A.M.

Farm Location: 1 mi. south of Paulding, OH on Rt. 127 to
C-126; then east on C-126 for 4 mi. to T-137; then south on
T-137 for 1/2 mi - watch for auction signs.
30.709 acres - FSA indicates approx. 29.64 tillable acres ...
USDA soil survey indicates Paulding & Roselms soil ... Possession given day of auction for preparing and planting 2016
crops ... Buyer Receives Farming Rights For 2016 ... Auction
location: Gorrell Bros. Auction Facility @ 1201 N. Williams St.,
Paulding, OH ... Call or stop in the office for bidders information packet ... Terms: $5,000 earnest money on the day
of auction with the balance due at closing approximately 30
days from the date of the auction upon delivery of Deed and
evidence of marketable title. Owner: Richard L. Ross Estate;
Ricky D. Ross, Executor; Paulding Co. Probate Court Case
2015-1086; Joseph Burkard, Attorney ... Larry D. Gorrell,
Broker - Don Gorrell, Nolan Shisler, Aaron Timm, Auctioneers

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The Paulding Police Department is taking resumes
for a Full Time Patrol Officer. The successful applicant must possess at minimum a high school
diploma or equivalent GED, be at least 18 years
of age, and possess a Police Officer Certification
from the Ohio Basic Police Officer Academy. Cover
Letter and resume will be accepted until 4:30am
on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 116 South Main St,
Paulding, Ohio 45879. The Village of Paulding is
an Equal Opportunity Employer.

273 Acres
Jackson Twp.
Paulding Co., Ohio

Offered In 3 Parcels & Combinations

80 acres & 116 acres & 76 acres
Farm Location: 6 mi east of Paulding, OH on Rd 138 (Charloe Trail) to Rd.
C-151; Then south on Rd. C-151 for 2 mi. Auction Parcel 1 --- 80.42 acres
in Sec. 24, Jackson Twp. - FSA indicates 69.69 acres tillable (27.57+- acres of
wheat with balance fall tilled) ...Paulding, Roselms and Haskins soils... Frontage on
Rd C-151 and Rd T-108... Auction Parcel 2--- 116.87 acres in Sec. 25, Jackson
Twp. - FSA indicates 96.04 acres tillable (32.44+- acres of wheat with balance
fall tilled) Paulding, Roselms & Latty soils 2 small wooded areas Frontage
on Rd T-108... Auction Parcel 3 --76.56 acres in Sec. 25, Jackson Twp. - FSA
indicates 64.77 acres tillable (32+- acres of wheat with the balance fall tilled)
Paulding soil... Frontage on Rd C-151 and Rd T-108 Multi Parcel Bidding Buyer
receives landlords share of growing wheat & farming rights for the other land for
2016Terms: $7,000 earnest money for each parcel with closing on before May
9, 2016 Auction Location: Gorrell Bros. Auction Facility - 1201 N. Williams St.,
Paulding, OH... Call for Surveys, FSA and other auction information or visit our
web site at www.gorrellbros-paulding.com. Sellers: Keck / Bennett Family --Norman E. Cook, Attorney Gorrell Bros. Auctioneers; Larry D. Gorrell, Broker;
Don Gorrell - Aaron Timm - Nolan Shisler - Auctioneers

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(approx. 20 hrs/week, benefits eligible) is
available. This person will maintain full
knowledge of inventory processes and
handle supplies to ensure sterility and
infection prevention. Also responsible
for taking accurate inventory of medical/
surgical supplies and record keeping of
all receiving and distribution of inventory.
Work is mostly inside. Requires full range
of body motion, including but not limited to
standing, walking, sitting, hand and finger
dexterity, pushing, pulling, stooping, kneeling,
crouching, crawling, reaching with hands
and arms, etc. Frequent lifting of 50lbs or
greater is necessary. Hours, days, weekends,
and holidays vary. High school graduate or
the equivalent required. Basic clerical skills
required. Experience with inventory control is
Qualified candidates are encouraged to
submit a resume/application to:

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

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Position Description: The Service and

Support Administrator will establish individuals eligibility for county board services;
assess individual needs for services; develop
individual service plans based upon Person Centered Planning principles and self
determination; establish budgets for services;
assist in provider selection as necessary;
ensure that services are provided and monitor
individual service plans; comply with all local,
State, Federal rules, regulations, statutes,
and standards, including ODDD and CMS
interpretations of said rules. Performs other
related duties as assigned. This is a full time,
12 month position.
Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in social
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must possess, or be able to obtain and maintain a Service and Support Administration
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drive and be insurable; must pass a criminal
background check. Prefer previous Service
and Support Administrator experience and
experience with Home and Community Based
Waiver Services and Medicaid.
Location: Paulding County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 900 Fairground Dr.
Paulding, Ohio 45879
Hours: Typically 8:00am-4:00pm, although
schedule may vary to meet the demands of
the job.
Compensation: Commensurate with education and experience.
Deadline: April 8, 2016
Paulding County Board of DD
900 Fairground Dr
Paulding Ohio 45879
OR Email: parclane@pauldingdd.com

Cooper Farms invites Individuals with experience in animal care/production/management

&/or Individuals seeking to join a local/familyowned company to attend our Open Interviews
on Tuesday, April 12th from 9am-11am at the
Paulding Youth Leadership Building, located
at 503 Fairground Dr, Paulding, OH 45879.

The Paulding
Soil & Water
Conservation District
is seeking a full-time
to oversee day-to-day
operations of the District
staff along with carrying out the
mission of the local SWCD. The
Administrator is directly responsible to
the 5-member Board of Supervisors.
Applicants to have an Associate
Degree or a higher degree in one or
more of the following: Conservation/
Environmental/Agricultural Engineering/
Natural Resource Management or
Business related field or have a
minimum of 5 years experience with
a strong management and financial
background. Employment is contingent
upon passing all pre-employment
Salary ranges from
$34,000 - $38,000 (plus benefits),
commensurate on degree and / or
Please contact the SWCD at 419-3994771 or paulding@pauldingswcd.org
for an application.
Resume and application deadline is
April 15, 2016.




Quality/Risk/Infection Control Manager

Responsible for the planning, organizing, and control of the Quality Improvement Program; coordinating and documenting the activities, effectiveness,
and efficiency of the program as it contributes to the
goals and mission of Paulding County Hospital. Responsible for coordinating The Joint Commission
(TJC) Continuous Survey Readiness (CSR) Program
Committee and for maintaining compliance with all
TJC ORYX Program reporting requirements. Establishes and maintains a program of infection control
training for personnel, directly and indirectly involved in patient care. Plan, collect, analyze and report data on numbers and types of infection. Directs
staff in proper care of infected patients, including isolation procedures when indicated.
Requirements: Minimum of current State of Ohio
RN License, knowledge of Joint Commission regulations, CMS, Quality Improvement, and Risk Management functions. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing
is preferred.
Schedule: Full Time

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Email: pchhr@saa.net

Job Opportunities Include

but are not limited to:
Sow Farm Management
(FT - 1st shift; Management
experience required)
Sow Farm General Labor
(FT - 1st shift)
Turkey Farm General Labor
(FT/PT - 1st/2nd shift)
Hatchery General Labor
(FT - 1st shift)
Class A CDL Driver
(FT - OTR & Local)

Cooper Farms offers a wide variety of benefits

including: Medical / Dental / Vision / Life /
Disability Insurance, Company Wellness Centers, Gainsharing & Profit Sharing programs,
along with 401(k) retirement program
Pre-interview drug screen required.
Cooper Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Area company has an immediate
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4B - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, April 6, 2016


Be a part of the real 35 percent
Progress Staff Writer
Every time the Progress does
its Religion Page, we include a
listing of all the area churches. We do our best to keep it
updated with correct times of
services, names of ministers,
as well as contact information.
We rely on the local churches
to inform us when updates and
changes are necessary.
With that in mind, I couldnt
help but wonder how many
churches are on the list, so I
counted and discovered there
were 60 on the list. Amazing!
I dug a little deeper into some
of the religious facts concerning
church attendance and the general view of religion in Ohio.
There were several surveys
that caught my attention and for
the most part, Ohio ranks in the
middle of all 50 states when it
comes to those attending worship services each week. When
checking the numbers and doing an average, it appears that
35 percent of Ohioans go to
church on a given Sunday. I
must admit, that seemed a little
high to me actually more than
just a little high.
As a semi-retired minister who goes to church every
Sunday, I now have the joy of

sitting in the pew listening and

not standing behind the podium
most of the time. On occasion,
I am asked to guest speak, and
I still appreciate those times as
Whether behind the podium
or sitting in the pew, I have
always speculated that many,
many people were not in church
much less than 35 percent.
I realize surveys can be misleading and certainly what I am
sharing in this column is far
from scientific, but my curiosity continued to grow as well as
my research.
I thought about our county
Paulding, with an estimated population of 20,000. If 35
percent of these 20,000 are in
church on a given Sunday, that
would be 7,000 people. If those
7,000 attended one of the 60
churches in the county, then the
average attendance would be
116 in each church.
Like I mentioned, I have had
the freedom to attend several churches in the county, and
none of them had 116 in attendance and for the most part
they may have had about half
that number.
Recently, I decided to call
five area churches at random
to simply ask them what their

Scripture of the Week:

attendance was on Sunday (the

Sunday following Easter). I
went down the list of churches and called 21 before getting
five to respond. Of the churches
I called, they informed me their
attendance was 60, 125, 45, 54
and 106. The average turns out
to be 78. Maybe 35 percent is
too high after all.
As one who has been a
church goer for over 50
years, I believe it is important
to attend a church that meets
your needs and challenges you
to live according to Godly principles; to use your own gifts
and Godly talents to help make
your church a place where
someone who is struggling or
hurting can come and find hope
for a better day.
The bottom line is that in
Paulding County, many churches exist and have been in the
area for over 100 years. There
is no shortage of churches, but
there is a shortage of those who
can attend and make a difference in their little world.
Be encouraged. Find the place
that will work for you. There
are 60-some choices out there.
Attend. Support. Get involved.
Make a difference. Truly be a
part of the real 35 percent.

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live
in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Galatians 2:20
Progress Staff Writer
In an election year where
there are several who want
to rule this great country of
ours, they, like the rest of
us, need to understand the
Lord rules over all today
and forevermore. They can
make their promises, only
to be broken or easily forgotten, but Jesus keeps every promise he ever made.
The Lord Jesus Christ
Gods only begotten Son
has been given the name
above all other names (yes,
even above Trump). Jesus has complete authority
over heaven and earth, and
He exercises that authority
according to His Fathers
good purposes. Christs
position as Lord over all of
mankind will never end.
Most of the people in this
great country of ours, even
the world for that matter,

Sunday, April 10 - 13


Utah ___________________________ 51%

Mississippi _____________________ 47%
Alabama _______________________ 46%
Louisiana ______________________ 46%
Arkansas _______________________ 45%
South Carolina __________________ 42%
Tennessee _____________________ 42%
Kentucky _______________________ 41%
North Carolina __________________ 40%
Georgia________________________ 39%

not the other way around.

Well also make His priorities our own, giving the
Lords plans precedence
over all others. We will furthermore confess His Lordship over us, proclaim that
He is our Savior, and testify
to what He has done for us.
Galatians 2:20...I have
been crucified with Christ
and I no longer live, but
Christ lives in me. The life
I now live in the body, I live
by faith in the Son of God,
who loved me and gave
himself for me.
Friends, our choices will
reflect the desire to be a living testimony to His lordship in our lives.
Surrendering control to
Jesus Christ is the wisest
decision we can make. And
remember, he will keep his
promises. Is He truly Lord
of your life?


CHURCH ATTENDANCE PERCENTAGES Gallup Daily Tracking, January-December 2014


have not acknowledged

Jesus right to rule. They
reject His lordship and do
whatever they think is best.
As a result, sin abounds,
wreaking havoc in the lives
of many. The good news is
that the Father has a plan,
which cannot be stopped.
One day every person
will acknowledge the authority of Jesus. Just as God
promised, all created beings
in heaven, on earth, and under the earth will kneel before Him including those
who have rejected the Son
of God (Philippians 2:20).
What a triumphant and glorious time that will be!
Even before that day, we
who follow the Savior are
to live with our wills bent
in submission to His. If Jesus is Lord over us, then we
will acknowledge that life
revolves around Him and
we exist for His purposes,

Vermont _______________________ 17%

New Hampshire ________________ 20%
Maine _________________________ 20%
Massachusetts __________________ 22%
Washington ____________________ 24%
Oregon ________________________ 24%
Hawaii _________________________ 25%
Colorado ______________________ 25%
Connecticut ____________________ 25%
Alaska _________________________ 26%

Revival Services
OAKWOOD Revival services will begin this
Sunday at Auglaize Chapel Church of God.
Guest evangelist will be Steve Carney, pastor of
the Germantown, Ohio Church of God. On Sunday, services will be at 9 a.m. with Sunday evening service starting at 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday,
and Wednesday night services will be at 7 p.m.
The church is located three miles south and 1/2
mile west of Oakwood on Road 60.



- 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, 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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