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Sunday, April 17th, 3 pm

Terry Wehrkamp Receives Honor


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Volume 142 No. 34, Paulding, Ohio

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Groundbreaking set for ODOT facility

Department of Transportation
District 1 will hold two separate
groundbreaking ceremonies to
officially begin construction of
new facilities in Paulding and
Defiance counties.
A new ODOT Paulding
County garage will be built at
833 W. Wayne St. in Pauld-

ing, the same location as the

former garage.
A new outpost in Hicksville will also be constructed
and will be located next to
the Hicksville High School
on Ohio 2/49. It will replace
the current facility located on
Ohio 18 on Hicksvilles east

A ceremony at the site in

Paulding County will be held
at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 18.
Then at 11 a.m. the same day,
a ceremony will occur at the
Hicksville location. The public is invited to attend.
Estimated cost of construction is $10 million for both facilities. Construction on both

facilities will begin this month

and be completed late in the
We invite the public to
attend these events to help us
officially begin construction
of two facilities which will
help us better serve Paulding
and Defiance counties. These
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vide the space and technology

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Fire destroys Melrose diner

Progress Editor
MELROSE Seven fire departments responded to a blaze
that destroyed well-known area
restaurant Uncle Fudds in Melrose on Friday afternoon.
Oakwood Fire Chief Kenny
Thomas said on Tuesday it appears the fire started in one of
PAULDING The Pauldthe back rooms of the structure.
ing County Carnegie Library
Although no cause had yet been
system will be closed Friday,
determined, he said it does not
April 15 so that the staff might appear to be suspicious in origin.
attend the Ohio Library Coun- Thomas was set to meet a
cil NW Chapter Conference
state fire marshal at the site late
in Toledo. This full-day event Tuesday morning. Theres so
provides training opportunities much damage, its going to be
in a variety of areas. Team
hard to pinpoint the cause, he
members come away inspired noted.
and ready to try new ideas.
Oakwood firefighters were
The library system will reopen called to the restaurant, located
on Saturday, April 16.
on Ohio 637 next to the Norfolk

& Southern Railroad, about 1:50
p.m. April 8.
Eventually, they were joined
by units and manpower from
six other departments: Auglaize,
PAULDING Due to cirGrover Hill, Paulding, Conticumstances beyond their control, the John Paulding Histor- nental, Cecil/Crane and Payne.
Thomas estimates nearly 50 fireical Society has had to cancel
the beer and food pairing set for fighters responded.
Also on scene were a couthis Saturday, April 16, at the
of EMS units, the Paulding
Melinda Krick/Paulding County Progress
Sheriffs Office, county
Any one who has purchased ti
Flames are evident in the west window of Uncle Fudds Restaurant in Melrose. The call for help came in at 1:48 p.m. and first
ckets may receive a refund
responders from nearly every Paulding County fire department spent some time fighting the blaze that destroyed the building. Reby contacting Ashely Doctor at Ottoville Fire Department ports say the establishment had closed at 1 p.m., so no one was there when the fire started. View an exclusive video on our website
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at 419-263-2750.
the time of the fire. No injuries
additions and roofs.
and the call came in at shift ers took water from Oakwoods nally cleared the scene at about
were reported.
Thomas said responders It got between the roofs, the change time, making it challeng- water tower, about two miles 8 p.m. Friday. They were sumaway. After that was drained, moned again at 6 a.m. Saturday
thought they initially had the chief said, and flames were diffi- ing to get manpower.
Lack of water also was a hin- they began pumping water out of after a state trooper passing by
fire contained to one room. The cult to reach.
PAULDING Three home- structure had been altered over Thomas noted that the wind derance. We used lots of wa- the Auglaize River in Oakwood. noticed that some hot spots had
made soups will be featured at the years with several different didnt help firefighting efforts, ter, Thomas said. At first, tank- Thomas said responders fi- rekindled.
the Paulding Fish and Game
Club soup and sandwich supper
this weekend. Serving will last
from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday,
April 16 at the club house on
U.S. 127 south of Paulding.
In addition to chili, vegetable
and chicken with rice soups,
there will be sandwiches, dessert and drinks available. The
meal is available dine-in or carry-out for a free will offering.
The Allen County Educational Ser- the retirement of current superintendent Local Schools for 14 years. He served
vice Center (ESC) along with the West- Dr. Dean Wittwer.
in each administrative position, which
ern Buckeye ESC, through months of Wittwer has served the Allen County included athletic director, elementary/
Wed like to thank Gloria
planning and collaboration, has created a ESC as its superintendent the past two middle school principal, and jr./sr. high
Sherman of Lake Panasopartnership for sharing a superintendent years.
school principal.
ffkee, Fla., for subscribing to between both agencies.
Arnold will be formally hired at the Criteria established
the Progress!
According to a media release issued next Allen County ESC board meeting Allen County ESC and Western
Tuesday morning by both agencies, the on April 25. This fall, he will lead the Buckeye ESC are neighboring ESCs that
Allen County ESC Board of Education Allen County ESC and start building mirror each other. Their philosophy reand the Western Buckeye ESC Board relationships with school districts and garding the methods used to serve their
of Education are pleased to formally staff.
client districts are parallel. Many months

of research went into this process. The
hired as the shared superintendent for Western Buckeye ESC superintendents pros and cons were weighed and studied
both neighboring ESCs.
position after Brian Gerber retires in the and in the end the advantages far out All 10 board members representing spring of 2017.
weighed the disadvantages.
Steve Arnold, currently superintenboth ESCs interviewed Arnold and Arnold has served the Wayne Trace At the request of the governing dent of Wayne Trace Local Schools, has
agreed that he met the desired estab- Local School District as superintendent boards, Gerber and Wittwer developed been named to become a shared superlished criteria to lead both ESCs, starting for the past five years. Previously, he
intendent of Western Buckeye and Allen
with Allen County ESC on Aug. 1 upon served as an administrator for Antwerp
See ESC PARTNERS, page 6A County Educational Service Centers.

Libraries closed
Friday for training

JPHS cancels
beer pairing

Fish & Game

club hosts meal

ESCs form partnership;

Arnold to be superintendent

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Wehrkamp inducted into OSU Commissioners: Courthouse

Animal Sciences Hall of Fame security to be more stringent

COLUMBUS Saturday The

Ohio State University Department of Animal Sciences celebrated the achievements of those
who have enhanced student education and enriched the animal
sciences industry through the annual Evening of Excellence program at the Nationwide & Ohio
Farm Bureau 4-H Center.
This year, the department inducted Terry Wehrkamp, director of live production for Cooper
Farms and an industry leader, into
the Animal Science Hall of Fame.

by, chair of the OSU Department

of Animal Sciences. His actions
and contributions in supporting
the continued development of
Cooper Farms and the agricultural industry in general make
him a role model and a leader for
many of us to follow.
Wehrkamp grew up in Smithville and went on to graduate
from OSU in 1982. In 1985,
he joined the team at Cooper
Farms, after working for Foster
Farms in California.
Wehrkamp has been a leader

Terry Wehrkamp, director of live production at Cooper Farms,

was honored by the Department of Animal Sciences at OSU for
achievements in his career and as a community leader.
Recipients of the Animal Science Hall of Fame recognition
are not only honored for their
individual success but also their
commitment to their family, local community, and the broader
realm of the animal industries.
Wehrkamp earned his induction
into the Hall of Fame through his
continued leadership in the agricultural community and support
of the next generation of animal
Terry is very deserving of
this honor, said Dr. Henry Zer-

in the industry and at Cooper

Farms as the director of live production for the companys turkeys, hogs and chickens, where
he manages the teams caring
for all three species and the feed
In his time at Cooper Farms,
the company has seen tremendous growth in all areas, has
evolved into one of the largest
vertically integrated turkey,
swine and egg producing companies in the U.S.
Through his over 30 years

at Cooper Farms, Terry has excelled in his career in every position and through each promotion, said Gary Cooper, COO
of Cooper Farms. It is very to
good to know that his exemplary and passionate service toward
the poultry industry has not gone
unnoticed. Terry is very deserving of this honorable award.
While his career at Cooper
Farms has been impressive,
what sets Wehrkamp apart from
other successful individuals is
his willingness to give freely of
his time to outside organizations
at the state, regional and community levels. Wehrkamp has a
consistent history of support for
4-H and FFA youth activities.
In addition, he is a strong supporter of the OSU Department of
Animal Sciences and has given
numerous invited lectures and
facilitated many departmental
student internships at Cooper
Wehrkamp was awarded the
OSU College of Food and Agricultural Education Distinguished
Alumni Award in 2010.
We especially appreciate
Terry willingly and generously
supporting the programs in the
Department of Animal Sciences;
he has impacted several students
over the years as he has visited
with them during invited lectures, tours, internships, and other events, Zerby commented.
We congratulate Terry on his
induction to the Animal Sciences
Hall of Fame and look forward
to continued interactions with
him in the future.
Wehrkamps community involvement is a testament of his
leadership and desire to be an
active member of the community. Wehrkamp has served on
the board of directors for the
Paulding County Carnegie Library, Paulding County Farm
Bureau, The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Van Wert
and Paulding Counties and the
Ohio Poultry Association. He is
an active member and supporter
of the Midwest Poultry Consortium and is also active in several
ministries at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Paulding.
A portrait of Wehrkamp will
be hung in the Department Hall
of Fame in the Animal Sciences
Building, 20229 Fyffe Road, on
the OSU campus.

Progress Staff Writer
soon there will be changes coming to the Paulding
County Courthouse. These
are expected to increase safety for those who use the facility and those who work there.
According to county
Commissioner Tony Zartman in a phone conversation
Monday, the board has talked about beefing up security for years and it is their
consensus that the time has
come to move.
With the times were
living in and the things that
have been going on, we
feel its necessary to look at
measures to eliminate possi-

ble future altercations, he

said. It will help reduce liability in the event something
would ever happen.
What exactly these measures will be are yet to be
Other courthouses around
our county have implemented various measures: closing
all but one entrance during
business hours, using metal
detectors and having a deputy in the building who may
conduct bag and briefcase
searches are among them,
noted Zartman.
Six doors are currently open to the courthouse
during office hours.
While the process is still
in the investigative stage,

many options are being considered. Details of the possibilities were not released.
Zartman indicated an operational plan will be set within
a month.
The commissioners office wants to be proactive,
he said. We want to have a
plan in place to prevent any
situation. Our goal is to do
this sooner than later. We
feel the need to move forward rapidly on this.
Working with Commissioners Zartman, Roy Klopfenstein and Mark Holtsberry on this plan are Sheriff
Jason Landers, Prosecuting
Attorney Joe Burkard, and
Common Pleas Court Judge
Tiffany Beckman.

Melinda Krick/Paulding County Progress

Heavy smoke (at right) was a serious problem in Melrose during the fire at Uncle Fudds Restaurant on April 8. Sheriffs deputies helped with traffic control as the smoke was so dense visibility
was practically nil along the curve on Ohio 613 east of the restaurant in Melrose. Water had to be
brought in from the Auglaize River once Oakwoods water tower was drained.

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Photo courtesy Vicki Switzer

What remains of Uncle Fudds Restaurant (above) after a fire destroyed it last Friday stands
forlornly boarded up tucked between the railway and Ohio 613 in Melrose. A favorite with locals
and the surrounding area as well, many customers are hoping the establishment will be rebuilt in
time. It is suspected the fire kindled in a room behind the kitchen.

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upgraded above-ground fuel
system as well as a decanting
station which will be installed
to meet Environmental Protection Agency guidelines for
disposal of catch basin waste.
Within the plans is also an
expanded mechanics area
that will allow the mechanics
the space needed to work on
large equipment. A new twotruck wash bay will also be
added. A salt dome, pole barn
and equipment storage building will also be constructed.

The former facility was demolished and the site readied

over the winter. A building on
West Wall Street in Paulding
is being used as temporary
quarters until the new building
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The new outpost in Hicksville will feature five truck
bays, a 2,000-ton salt storage
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by a brother, Sylvester D. Ankney Jr.; sister-in-law, JoAnn

Ankney; and a son-in-law,
David Jernigan.

To honor Ruths wishes there

Harold Fredrick Bud Cook will be no visitation or funeral
Sr. succumbed to cancer in the services. Den Herder Funeral
early hours of Monday, March Home, Paulding, is handling arrangements.
The family requests dona He
tions to Den Herder Funeral
by his four
Online condolences may be
sent to www.denherderfh.com.
and Stanley Cook; by his two sons, H. Clemens, 84, of Paulding,
Fred and Schuyler M. Cook; passed away Monday, April 4
and three stepdaughters, Lin- at Van Wert Manor.
da Roof (Roger) Stiver, Lisa
C. (Vic) Brigner and Karen A.
(Shane) Scott.
Bud was born Dec. 1, 1931
to Floyd and Elizabeth Cook
of Paulding, and suffered the GROVER HILL Robert L.
death of his sister in an auto- Lake, 82, of Grover Hill, died
mobile accident when he was 6 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9
years old. He graduated with a at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice
degree in agriculture from The Center.
Ohio State University in 1956 He was born March 7, 1934
and was commissioned as a in Paulding County, the son of
2nd Lieutenant with the com- Allen and Bessie (Kelly) Lake.
pletion of his Air Force ROTC On May 15, 1965, he married
classes. He then served his Alice Bell, who survives. He
country in West Germany as a was a veteran of the U.S. Army,
ground air traffic control offi- serving during the Korean War.
cer from 1956 to 1958. He re- He retired from Lafarge Corp.
ceived an honorable discharge in Paulding after 41 years of
and returned to Paulding after service. He also was a lifelong
his father was involved in a fa- farmer. He was an avid farm
toy collector, especially Intertal traffic accident.
After earning his teaching national tractors, and loved ancertification, he taught junior imals, socializing with family
and senior high school class- and friends, telling stories and
es in Oakwood and Paulding. especially spending time with
He later earned his master of his grandchildren.
education degree from Indiana Also surviving are his chilUniversity and went on to hold dren, Jana (Michael) Miller
administrator positions in sev- of Grover Hill, Krista (Chad)
eral high schools across Ohio. Roth of Grover Hill, Shara
During these years, he also Lake of Toledo and Trisha
served in the Air Force Re- (Adam) Ramirez of Defiance;
serves, the Air National Guard grandchildren, Allie Milland for a time was a liaison to er, Jordan Miller, Katie (Jon)
the U.S. Air Force Academy. Lockie, Kylie Lake, Cody Roth,
After Bud married Carol Roof Alex Roth, Jack Lake, Joshua
in 1988, and who proceed- Lake, Adam Ramirez, Abram
ed him in death, he came to Ramirez and Mikayla Ramirez;
Lima and served as a substitute great-grandchildren, Liam and
teacher in local schools where Adelyn Lockie; and a sister,
students knew him for his fre- Bonnie Beamer, Paulding.
quent recitation of the poem Funeral services will be
11 a.m. today, April 13 at AlThe Wise Old Owl.
A memorial service will be spach-Gearhart Funeral Home
held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April in Van Wert with the Rev.
16 at the Bayliff & Son Funeral Michael Waldron officiating.
Home, 311 W. Main St., Crid- Burial will be in Middle Creek
ersville. Thereafter, please join Cemetery, Grover Hill.
the family for a late luncheon Visitation will be one hour
at the American Legion Post prior to services.
Preferred memorials are to
96, 711 S. Shore Dr., Lima.
In lieu of flowers, the fam- Grover Hill EMS or Van Wert
ily requests that donations be Inpatient Hospice Center.
made to the non-profit Allen Condolences may be exCounty Council on Aging Inc., pressed at www.alspachgear215 N. Central Ave., Lima OH hart.com.



Smallwood, age 67, died Friday, April 1.
She was
born Nov.
11, 1948
in Defiance, the
of the late
and Irenia
(Kittle) 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
(David) Jernigan, Paulding,
Tonja Smallwood, Louisiana,
and Joy (Michael) Buxton,
Canton; a son, Robert (Karen)
Smallwood, Pioneer; two brothers, Eugene Ankney and Jack
(Char) Rock; 16 grandchildren;
and 10 great-grandchildren.
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Stoller, age 88, passed away
Friday, April 8 at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice
She was born Nov. 16,
1927 in Van Wert County, the
daughter of the late Albert and
Ethel (Walker) Sites. On Dec.
20, 1947, she married Justus
Jud R. Stoller, who preceded
her in death Jan. 8, 2011.
She was a homemaker, Girl
Scout leader, 4-H advisor, election precinct worker for Paulding Township and she was
well known for cake baking
and candy making. She was a

member of the Latty Apostolic

Christian Church of Latty.
She is survived by a son,
Donald (Gail) Stoller of Paulding; two daughters, Teresa Rywalski of Toledo and Rhonda
(Scott) Gerber of Kokomo,
Ind.; a sister, Joan Schaberg of
Van Wert; five grandchildren,
Matthew (Christi) Stoller,
Kylee (Jeff) Hunt, Lindsay
(Kevin) Frey, Ella (Demetrius)
Washington and Macy Gerber;
and 11 great-grandchildren,
Lydia, Jade and Violet Frey,
Colten, Ridge, Sawyer and
Hadlyn Hunt, Tucker, Briggs
and Bristyl Stoller, and William Washington.
She also was preceded in
death by a son, Dennis Ray;
son-in law, Paul Rywalski; and
five sisters, Wilma Michael,
Louise Taylor, Vera Brewer,
Betty Sites and Mildred Stemen.
Funeral services will be conducted 10:30 a.m. today, April
13 at the Latty Apostolic Christian Church, Latty, with the
church clergymen officiating.
Burial will follow in the church
cemetery. Den Herder Funeral
Home, Paulding, is handling
Visitation will be one hour

prior to funeral services at the

In lieu of flowers, the family
requests memorial contributions to CHP Defiance Area
Inpatient Hospice Center in
Defiance or the Latty Apostolic
Christian Church ALMS Fund.
Online condolences may be
made at www.denherderfh.


PAYNE Brent Alan Waggoner, 49, of Payne, passed
away Saturday, April 9.


OAKWOOD Gilbert C.
Schick, age 94, died Monday,
April 11.
He was
born Feb.
28 1922 in
Broughton, the
son of the
late Arthur
and Elsie
Schick. On Nov. 7, 1948, he
married Colleen Jeffery, who

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Funeral services will be

conducted 11 a.m. Friday,
April 15 at Paulding United
Methodist Church, with the
Rev. Roger Emerson officiating. Burial will be in Live Oak
Cemetery, Paulding.
Visitation will be 2-8 p.m.
Thursday, April 14 at Den
Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. There also will be onehour visitation prior to services at the church on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made
to Gideons International or
Paulding United Methodist
Online condolences may
be sent to www.denherderfh.

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posted daily
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What would the Wright Brothers say today?

By Byron McNutt
DHI Media
If time is relative, then so is
our knowledge. In the late 1400s,
Christopher Columbus couldnt
have foreseen that five centuries later 40,000 ships would go
around the world every year.
Are we any smarter today?
Who today can foretell how
many rockets two centuries
from now will zoom to so far
undiscovered planets? Nothing
so well exemplifies infinity as
human ignorance.

Todays technology has
made almost anything possible,
whether it be with computers,
medical research or space travel.
Lets consider air travel.
Just 120 years ago most people thought it was impossible
to fly in anything resembling
what we now call an airplane.
Anyone trying to fly was either
crazy or they had a death wish.
In the 1780s man found a way to
travel by hot air balloon, but that
wasnt very practical.
Then in 1903 the Wright
Brothers flew for the first time.
Look what transpired in the next
66 years. Thirty-eight years after the Wright Brothers proved
flight was possible, the Japanese
bombed Pearl Harbor. Twenty-eight years later, in 1969, man
landed on the moon.
What seemed impossible
to those visionary adventurers
115 years ago is now taken for
granted. Today brave souls soar
in ultralights, hang-gliders and
even defy death by flying while
wearing web-winged bodysuits.
What do we consider impossible today? Im sure there are engineers, scientists and dreamers

working to prove the impossible possible. As they overcome

the hurdles, they celebrate the
achievements and set new
Who is to say what impossible challenges will become
reality in the near future? Who
knows, the next brilliant inventor or visionary might be getting
the inspiration they need in our
local elementary schools.

If you doubt that five percent

can exert an overwhelming influence, consider this: About 95
percent of the human body is
structured almost identically in
both the male and the female.
In humans, each cell normally contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, a total of 46. Twenty-two
of those pairslook the same in
both males and females. The
23rd pair are the sex chromosomes.
Consider these facts. There
are only seven colors in a rainbow. Yet, what we can do and
produce with those seven colors
is incredible.
There are only seven notes in
music, yet composers have used
those seven notes to make beautiful music.
There are only 10 basic numbers, yet look at what can be
done with those numbers.
There are just 26 letters in our
alphabet, but they can be used
to create several hundred thousand words and those words can
express billions of thoughts.
Want to be amazed? Can you
disprove these mathematical
Since Pluto was discovered,
it hasnt yet completed its orbit

around the Sun. It will take until

2178 for that to occur.
There are more stars in space
than there are grains of sand on
every beach on Earth.
Closer to home, there is
enough water in Lake Superior
to cover all of North and South
America in one foot of water.
There are more atoms in a
glass of water than glasses of
water in all the oceans on Earth.
Keep in mind, Earths surface
is 75 percent water, and those
oceans are very deep.
Some people will believe
these facts but will not believe
the sign saying Dont Touch,
The Paint Is Wet.

Cyber security issues have our

top brainiacs working night and
day. These top tech engineers
want to solve computer security
challenges such as encryption,
industrial control systems, digital identify, breaches and how
to stump evil black hat hackers.
Cisco Systems CEO Carl
Bass isnt very optimistic. He
was quoted recently by USA
Today with the following.
I dont think we will ever get
to the point where nothing can
be broken. Go back in history.
There were locks and people
who picked locks. There were
secret codes and code breakers.
There were safes built to withstand safe crackers, but they
failed. These things will always
be able to be broken, Bass said.

Several weeks ago former

Treasury Secretary Larry Summers suggested the U.S. stop
production of $100 bills. This
would deprive criminals of their

Make the Difference

Byron McNutt
favorite form of currency used
in transactions. Authorities say
only two percent of average citizens carry or use $100 bills on
a daily basis.
Greene recent wrote some interesting statistics provided by
the U.S. Mint. Its been 13 years
since the mint has manufactured and released for general
circulation 50-cent pieces.
This year, the mint will produce around nine billion pennies. They will stamp around
2.5 billion quarters, almost 3
billion dimes and 1.5 billion
nickels. Because of the cost
of metals, it will cost more for
each of the coins than is the face
As new technologies develop, like paying with Smartphones, we will likely see the
elimination of all paper and
metal money from circulation.
Even the use of plastic credit
cards might be eliminated in an
effortto foil cyber criminals.


Cemetery Spring Cleanup

By order of the Jackson Township Trustees, all old wreaths, flowers and
grave blankets left on graves after April 22nd, 2016, will be removed
and destroyed by the cemetery caretaker. New flowers can be put
back on graves, on Monday, April 25th, 2016. Due to safety
concerns, shepherds hooks, decorative stones, etc. are not allowed.
Any items that are not directly on the grave stone or
its foundation are not allowed and will be disposed of.

This will be enforced.

We would like
to thank everyone
for their thoughts, prayers,
memorials, visits and cards.
Special thanks to all who
prepared food, put together
the memorial table and the
Celebration of Life. Thank
you Den Herder Funeral
Home and VFW post for
your service. It was all
greatly appreciated.

preceded him in death on Feb.

21, 2011.
He was a lifelong farmer and
member of Paulding United
Methodist Church. He served
as Adult Sunday School superintendent; the Pastor-Parish
Board for the EUB, Oakwood;
Sunday school teacher and on
numerous committees. He was
a member of Gideons International, Farm Bureau Council,
Oakleaf Grange, ASC Board;
was a member and president
of the Oakwood Oil Company
Board; and former president
of the Paulding Landmark. He
was very active in the Oakwood community, where he
and his wife were honored
by being named Mr. and Mrs.
Oakwood 1998.
He is survived by his children, Gloria (Eugene) Grimes,
Ruthann (Dana) Bair, Robert Schick and Lesa (Dave)
Mansfield, all of Oakwood;
grandchildren, Rob, Bonnie,
Andrea, Nicole, Jonathan,
Austin, Kylee and Michael;
17 great-grandchildren; and
two great-great-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in
death by a son, Bernard Allen;
his sister, Jessie Leatherman;
and grandson, Seth.

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entrance of each cemetery. The Jackson Township Trustees:
Bill Strahley 419-399-5839; Ray Johanns 419-399-4235
Dennis Sanderson 419-399-2820



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DAR charter
member passes

Dear Editor,
The funeral services of
Miss Carolyn J. Baird were
held Friday, April 1, at Den
Herder Funeral Home in
Paulding. She was the daughter of Keith Sr. and Isabelle
Baird, formerly of Paulding.
Carolyn was born Oct. 17,
l941 in Galion. She died
March 28 in Van Wert. Her
brother, Keith Jr. of Perrysburg, survives.
Officiating was Rev. Todd
Stoller, at Den Herder Funeral Home. Close friends and
family were in attendance.
Interment was at Caledonia
Cemetery, in Caledonia.
Miss Baird was remembered as a kind and considerate school teacher and friend.
She also was remembered
as a charter member of the

General Horatio N. Curtis

Chapter Daughters of the
American Revolution. She
served as the first treasurer
and her name was shown as
such on the chapter charter
as it was proudly displayed
on an easel at her funeral
service. Her mother, Isabelle,
had also proudly served this
organization as the first chapter chaplain. This chapter was
organized in October 1975.
The charter for the chapter will remain in Paulding
County. A copy has been
made to forward to the Ohio
Society. Any charter member or members family who
wishes to display it on an
easel at a program or memorial service may contact organizing/past-regent Caroline
Zimmerman at 419-258-2222
or Den Herder Funeral Home,
Caroline Zimmerman

Thank you to

Dear Editor,
I want to say thank you to
the many firefighters and all
those who assisted in putting
out the fire at Uncle Fudds on
Friday. They were there fighting the fire for four hours at
Uncle Fudds was our
most beloved family-owned
restaurant. People came from
Defiance and all over just to
eat there. We hope they rebuild.
Vicki Switzer

The Progress ...

is Paulding

newspaper of record.

Martin deemed sane

by Court evaluator
PAULDING A Payne man made his eighth pretrial conference appearance this week for four felony charges stemming
from a death last August.
On Monday morning, Andrew J. Martin, 26, learned an
evaluation he underwent last month with the Court Diagnostic
Treatment Center indicated he is competent to stand trial for
involuntary manslaughter (F1), two counts corrupting another
with drugs (F2) and illegal manufacture of drugs (F3). It also
said he was sane at the time of the offense.
His charges stem from incidents surrounding the Aug. 15
death of Cary L. Parsons in his home in Payne.
Martin had entered pleas of not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity at a hearing in February.
Paulding County Common Pleas Court Judge Tiffany Beckman set his next court date, for further pretrial conference, for
May 5.

For the Record

It is the policy of the Paulding County Progress to publish

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

County Court
Civil Docket:
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance
vs. Ralph E. Long, Antwerp. Money
only, satisfied.
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance
vs. Joshua Carlisle, Paulding. Money only, satisfied.
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance
vs. Dorrean Vance, Paulding. Small
claims, satisfied.
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance
vs. Kevin E. Hale Jr., Latty. Small
claims, satisfied.
Pathway Counseling Center Inc.,
Ottawa vs. Daniel J. Desota, Oakwood. Other action, satisfied.
Rent-A-Center Inc., Paulding vs.
Justen Shepherd, Oakwood. Other
action, judgment for the plaintiff in
the sum of $1,645.16.
Midland Funding LLC, San Diego, Calif. vs. Debra Adams, Cecil. Other action, judgment for the
plaintiff in the sum of $3,191.74.
William McMonigal, Continental
and Michael B. McMonigal, Continental vs. Jerrad Bennett, Sherwood. Small claims, judgment for
the plaintiffs, no dollar amount listed.
Van Wert County Hospital, Van
Wert vs. Jacob D. Reuille, Grover
Hill. Other action, judgment for the
plaintiff in the sum of $2,154.60.
Returned To You Ltd., Paulding
vs. Amanda Ringler, Payne. Small
claims, dismissed.
Returned To You Ltd., Paulding
vs. Cathy Simonin, Paulding. Small
claims, judgment for the plaintiff in
the sum of $710.01.
Returned To You Ltd., Paulding vs. Cassandra Spencer, Grover
Hill. Small claims, judgment for the
plaintiff in the sum of $268.21.
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance
vs. Timothy P. Reid, Antwerp. Other
action, judgment for the plaintiff in
the sum of $5,725.82.
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance
vs. Brandon J. Ross, Paulding. Other action, judgment for the plaintiff
in the sum of $3,171.71.
Criminal Docket:
William J. Herrod, Toledo, possession marijuana; dismissed per
State, $95 costs.
Charles P. Fritz, Paulding, domestic violence; case dismissed without
prejudice per State, costs waived.

Michelle L. Groh, Paulding, open

container; $68 fine, $77 costs.
Tammy R. Rowe, Paulding, failure to register dog; $25 fine, $77
Traffic Docket:
Mitchell Keith Arnold, Avon,
Ind., 89/65 speed; $43 fine, $85
Scott A. Berndt Jr., Rossford, seat
belt; $30 fine, $55 costs.
Amie J. Day, Willoughby, seat
belt; $30 fine, $50 costs.
Tucker S. Covalt, Edmond, Okla.,
78/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Elizabeth Brenton, Holland,
87/65 speed; $43 fine. $80 costs.
Ryan M. McKeown, Westfield,
Ind., 83/65 speed; $43 fine, $80
Sadiq A. Alhawaj, Indianapolis,
83/65 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs.
Schyler M. Straissle, Fort Wayne,
86/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
William J. Herrod, Toledo, OVI/
under influence; $375 fine, $95
costs, 3 days jail, 6-month license
suspension; may attend DIP program in lieu of jail by May 27, 87
days jail reserved.
William J. Herrod, Toledo, 76/65
speed; $100 fine.
Thomas Anthony Smith, Dayton,
failure to reinstate; dismissed at
States request.
Thomas Anthony Smith, Dayton,
79/55 speed; $125 fine, $95 costs;
proof of financial responsibility not
Jerry W. Hanks, Vichy, Mo.,
75/65 speed; $33 fine, $82 costs.
Jennifer L. Schaefer, Payne, display plates; $68 fine, $8 costs.
Paul Randall Lytle, Defiance, expired license over 6 months; $125
fine, $95 costs, pay all by June 24 or
turned in for collection (POC).
Paul Randall Lytle, Defiance, stop
sign; $43 fine, June 24 POC date.
Henry A. Walls Jr., Toledo, seat
belt; $30 fine, $50 costs.
Aldo Vazquez, Miami, Fla., wipers required; $73 fine, $77 costs,
pay all within 30 days.
John Andrew Goodman, Rochester, Mich., 83/65 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Shunsuke Kato, Bloomfield Hills,
Mich., 83/65 speed; $43 fine, $77

Michael S. Berst, New Bremen,

stop sign; $53 fine, $77 costs.
Ge Li, Columbus, Ind., 85/65
speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Zacheriah T. Merkle, Ohio City,
seat belt; $80 costs.
Bradley A. Crawford, Paulding,
66/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Lindsay M. Aker, Columbia City,
Ind., 78/65 speed; $33 fine, $82
Kyle D. Eddy, Toledo, seat belt;
$30 fine, $55 costs.
Nellie M. Rhodes, Paulding, seat
belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Tammy L. Aldred, Paulding, stop
sign; $53 fine, $77 costs.
Mark W. Beam, Crawfordsville,
Ind., 85/65 speed; $43 fine, $80
Thomas A. Bartman III, Custar,
65/55 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Patrick S. McGrath, Westland,
Mich., 80/65 speed; $43 fine, $80
Jacob M. Killion, Fort Wayne,
81/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Roger D. Back, Oakwood, 69/55
speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Timothy J. Lockie, Fort Wayne,
65/55 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Kismet L. Swett, Indianapolis,
83/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Denise M. Bidwell, OFallon,
Mo., 81/65 speed; $43 fine, $80
Elizabeth A. Kirchner, Toledo,
77/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Stefanie M. Thomasma, Steelville, Mo., 83/65 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Robert Allen Madden, Woodburn,
OVI/under influence, $375 fine,
$172.92 costs, pay $50 monthly,
Dec. 16 POC, 8 days jail, 6-month
license suspension; proof of financial responsibility provided, 82 days
jail reserved.
Robert Allen Madden, Woodburn,
no plate light; dismissed at States
Amanda Marie Ringler, Payne,
driving under suspension - non
FRA; $200 fine, $95 costs, pay $100
monthly, Dec. 16 POC; secure valid license within 60 days, 20 hours
community service by Aug. 26, 90
days jail reserved.
Ashley E. Bradtmueller, Antwerp,
driving under suspension; $100 fine,

$87 costs, pay $100 monthly, June

24 POC, warrant and warrant block
Dennis W. Allport, Bowling
Green, 65/55 speed; $33 fine, $80
Catherine A. Sar, Louisville, Ky.,
85/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Rodger S. Temple, Antwerp, seat
belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
David H. McCourt, Indianapolis,
78/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Ryan T. Curtis, Antwerp, FRA
suspension; $200 fine, $87 costs,
pay $80 monthly, Dec. 16 POC.
Justin A. Howell, Antwerp, driving under suspension; dismissed,
costs and points waived.
Timothy W. Overmyer, Paulding,
72/55 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs.
Joseph J. Huliston, Natick, Mass.,
82/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Braelyn M. Page, Indianapolis,
75/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Joseph R. Grant, Indianapolis,
91/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Joshua D. Gaston, Anaheim, Calif., 91/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Tyler E. Bly, Lima, 67/55 speed;
$33 fine, $77 costs, pay $50 monthly,
Aug. 26 POC; proof of financial responsibility provided.
Kenneth E. Strickland, Toledo,
66/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Ben Dong, East Lansing, Mich.,
cross yellow line; $53 fine, $77 costs.
Husham F. Al Shamary, Indianapolis, 78/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Michelle L. Groh, Paulding, seat
belt; $20 fine, $47 costs.
Jeffrey L. Leithauser, Sherwood,
seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Jean W. Mutambuze, Olney, Md.,
83/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Duane Gardner Jr., Saint Louis, Mo., 93/65 speed; $43 fine, $80
Rachel E. Druskinis, South Lyon,
Mich., 88/65 speed; $43 fine, $80
Tyler E. Bly, Lima, tinted windows; $68 fine, $77 costs, pay $50
monthly with previous case, Aug.
26 POC.
Roberto B. Ramon II, Defiance,
65/55 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Fred L. Kolacki, Chesterfield,
Mich., 80/65 speed; $43 fine, $80
Elizabeth M. Shimp, Chagrin

Falls, 92/65 speed; $43 fine, $80

Lyle S. Borger, Kunkletown, Pa.
seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs.
Jeremy L. Blair, Continental, seat
belt; $30 fine, $50 costs.
Levi D. Noggle, Payne, 68/55
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Md A. Rahman, Greenwood, Ind.,
82/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Ashley E. Bradtmueller, Antwerp,
no operators license; $50 fine, $87
costs, pay $50 monthly, June 24
Chasidy D. Keller, Fort Wayne,
77/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Lori R. Olson, Sherwood, 71/55
speed; $43 fine, $77 costs.
John M. Baughman, Hamilton,
80/70 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Robert W. Baldwin, Defiance,
66/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Brandon A. Minor, Muncie, Ind.,
92/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Jerry Trowbridge, Defiance, failure to control; $68 fine, $77 costs.
Shannon M. Brown, Continental,
seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Abdullah S. Alqahtani, Fort
Wayne, following closely; $53 fine,
$80 costs.
Sarah R. Bishop, Fort Wayne, following closely; $53 fine, $80 costs.
Deven J. Leidigh, Cecil, 83/55
speed; $43 fine, $82 costs.
Clayton M. Burken, Napoleon,
86/65 speed; $43 fine, $85 costs.
Yunika T. Jackson, Bloomington,
Ind., 79/65 speed; $33 fine, $80
William R. McCourt, Indianapolis, 83/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Raenita L. Stephens, Van Wert,
seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs.
Jennifer J. Gibbons, Sylvania,
82/65 speed; $63 fine, $80 costs.
Patti J. Coressel, Cecil, stop sign;
no fine, $56 costs.
Patti J. Coressel, Cecil, seat belt;
$30 fine.
Kent D. Vanemst, Northport,
Mich., 68/55 speed; $43 fine, $77
John C. Leasure, Holland, highway use tax; $68 fine, $80 costs.
Ma Lay, Lakewood, 86/65 speed;
$43 fine, $80 costs.
James C. Westerfield, Westfield,
Ind., 80/65 speed; $43 fine, $80

Police Report
Friday, March 4
3:50 p.m. Katrina M. Barajas, 35, of Fort Wayne, was
cited for improper turn following a two-vehicle crash
at the intersection of Garfield
Avenue and North Williams
Street. Reports indicate she
made a wide turn from Garfield onto Williams, striking a
2014 Chrysler Town & Country van and disabling it. It was
driven by Darcy L. Breier, 32
of Defiance. The 2012 Ford
Fusion Barajas was operating
had minor damage. Neither
driver nor any of their passengers were injured.
Thursday, March 31
9:50 p.m. Police were called
to East Perry Street where a
male claimed he was assaulted
by a female. The woman later
claimed she had been assaulted. The case is under investigation.
Friday, April 1
2 p.m. Job & Family Ser-

vices forwarded information

about a family matter on North
Walnut Street. The case is
under investigation.
9:35 p.m. Herbert Lovell
was arrested for allegedly assaulting a man while on West
Perry Street.
Saturday, April 2
2:15 a.m. Unwanted subject was asked to leave a West
Perry Street business. She did
Sunday, April 3
3:05 a.m. Officers were unable to locate a suspicious person reported from East Perry
4:40 a.m. Officers assisted
sheriffs deputies with a man
who fired shots from a vehicle
in the area of Road 138 and
Road 123 in Jackson Township. The man was arrested.
12:17 p.m. Junk ordinance
violation on North Williams
Street was handled. The owner
was given 72 hours to remove
the junk or be cited.
3:20 p.m. Paulding County

Hospital ER requested assistance with a patient who had

consumed the hand sanitizer in
their room.
4:57 p.m. Nancy Street residents found their door kicked
open. It did not appear any
possessions were missing.
7:02 p.m. Unruly juvenile
call came in from North Williams Street. A second call
came in at 7:40 p.m.
Monday, April 4
7:30 p.m. A visitor to North
Main Street told police someone had sliced their tire.
8:20 p.m. The same caller
on North Main reported their
windshield had been cracked
and paint scratched since their
first call.
Tuesday, April 5
12:30 a.m. Junk notice was
served on North Dix Street.
1 p.m. Dog complaint on
Emerald Road was lodged.
1:35 p.m. Police Chief
Crawford noted several residents over the course of a few
days reported being called by

someone claiming to be with

the IRS. He said this is a scam
and residents should not return
calls to the number left.
4:20 p.m. Hit/skip accident
involving a vehicle parked
along North Williams Street
was documented.
Wednesday, April 6
2:15 p.m. Hicksville Police
Department relayed information about possible sexual
abuse in Paulding. They forwarded a report to the local
police and Job & Family Services.
5:12 p.m. Officers responded to a business alarm
on North Main Street. They
were told the alarm was false.
10:37 p.m. A woman reported a road rage incident
from earlier in the day at a
North Williams Street location.
Thursday, April 7
4:36 a.m. Business alarm at
an empty building resulted in
officers finding the building

6:15 p.m. Officers were domestic that ended on West

called to assist Ohio State Jackson Street. Police were
Highway Patrol with a rolling told to disregard.

Paulding man waives

hearing, bound over
PAULDING Following a domestic disturbance complaint
last week, a Paulding man was arrested by sheriffs deputies
on five charges and was released on a personal recognizance
(OR) bond.
Danny W. Miles was arraigned in Paulding County Court
April 4 on charges of domestic violence (M4), aggravated
menacing (M1), aggravated trespassing (M1), discharge gun
(M4) and access firearm (F4). At that time he was held on
$50,000 bond.
On Monday, April 11 he waived preliminary hearing and
was bound over to the docket of Paulding County Common
Pleas Court. He was released on an OR bond on the conditions
of no contact with his victims and their residences plus he will
give no good cause for arrest.
Service requests said woman in Paulding called at 4:32 a.m.
on Sunday, April 3, about a man with a gun heading to a location in Emerald Township.
Paulding police were called at 4:40 a.m. to assist with a
traffic stop on Road 138 near Road 123 in Jackson Township.
Miles was taken into custody.

Wednesday, April 13, 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.

May, 2016, at 3:00 oclock p.m.

in the Probate Court of Paulding, County, located at 115 N.
Williams Street, Paulding, Ohio
45879 in Courtroom #2.
Douglas R. Albert
15566 Road 149
Defiance, Ohio 43512
Notice is hereby given to all
residents of Defiance, Fulton,
Paulding, and Williams counties,
Ohio. There will be a meeting of
the Joint Solid Waste Management District of Defiance, Fulton,
Paulding, and Williams Counties
Board of Directors. The date of
the meeting is Monday, April 25,
2016. The meeting will be held
in the Paulding County Commissioners Office. The time of the
meeting is scheduled to begin at
1:30 p.m. oclock EST. A Solid
Waste District Coordinators session will immediately follow.
Otto L. Nicely
Board of Directors President

OF Allie Renee Saylor (Present Name) Allie Renee Roddy
(Name Requested).
Case No. 20166007
[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 2015 Road Improvements TRchange of name of Allie Renee
60, TR-105 and TR-110
Saylor to Allie Renee Roddy. Sealed bids will be received by the
The hearing on the application Board of County Commissioners
will be held on the 19th day of 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

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

Auglaize Township
Midfirst Bank to Mark Saman; Sec. 24, 5
acres. Warranty deed.
Jason T. and Judith A. Schultz to Shelly
K. Curtis and Jeromy Willitzer; Lots 48-49,
Auglaize Club Riverside Allotment, 0.21 acre.
Warranty deed.
Benton Township
Bethal Marie Hicks, dec. to Lacy Dean
Hicks; Sec. 3, 0.989 acre. Affidavit.
Lacy Dean Hicks to Lacy Dean Hicks Life
Estate; Sec. 3, 0.989 acre. Quit claim.
Brown Township
Keith C. Keck, dec. to Colleen M. Keck;
Sec. 23, Lots 1-5, Keck Woodview, 3.185
acres; Sec. 23, 5.71 acres and 26.26 acres. Affidavit.
Barbara J. McCullough, dec. to Helen M.
Maddock, trustee; Sec. 2, 81.55 acres. Executor deed.
Carryall Township
Diane L. Lecher, dec. to Gary J. Lecher, et
al.; Sec. 35, 1 acre. Affidavit.
Gary J. Lecher to Michael J. Schuller, et al.;
Sec. 35, 1 acre. Quit claim.
Raymond and Hazel M. Terrill, dec. to William N. Rice; Sec. 15, 39.2 acres. Affidavit.
Emerald Township
Clint G. Porter to Brian D. and Angela N.
Laker; Sec. 35, 2.2 acres. Warranty deed.
Harrison Township
Mindy N. Torres to Sylvester C. Torres;

Civil Docket

SLM Private Credit Student

Loan Trust 2011-C, Reston,
Va. vs. Keri Reinman, Oakwood and Ruth A. Reinman,
Oakwood. Money only.
Shenandoah Funding Trust,
Bonita Springs, Fla. vs. Keri
Reinman, Oakwood. Money
SLM Private Credit Student
Loan Trust 2011-C, Reston,
Va. vs. Keri Reinman, Oakwood and Ruth A. Reinman,
Oakwood. Money only.
Civil Docket Concluded
Teresa S. Kattau-Kilcoin,
Antwerp vs. David W. Kilcoin,
Warsaw, Ind. Divorce granted.
Michale Miner, Grover Hill
vs. Jennifer Miner, Van Wert.
Divorce granted.
Amy L. Tousley, Oakwood
vs. Jerel A. Tousley, Oakwood.
Divorce dismissed.
Yvette Sue Kremer, Payne
vs. Robert Alan Kremer,
Payne. Divorce granted.
Christopher A. Jackson,
Cecil vs. Elizabeth C. Jackson,
Tucson, Ariz. Divorce granted.
In the matter of: Wayne R.
Jones, Antwerp and Karen
Lynn Jones, Defiance. Marriage dissolved.
In the matter of: Denise
Lougheed, Antwerp and Michael Lougheed, Overpeck.
Marriage dissolved.
In the matter of: Mindy N.
Torres, Antwerp and Sylvester
C. Torres, Antwerp. Marriage
In the matter of: Timothy
David Schroeder, Paulding
and Tammy Lynn Schroeder,
Paulding. Marriage dissolved.
Marriage Licenses
Jason Roberts McClain, 30,
Paulding, laborer and Dawn
Renee Chandler, 43, Paulding,
homemaker. Parents are Robert
McClain and Sandy Ringler;
and Michael Oehler Sr. and
Linda Ripke.
Administration Docket
In the Estate of Moses

dressed 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 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

Sheriffs Report
Sec. 6, 1 acre. Quit claim.
Irene Toljaga to Roberta L. Englehart; Sec.
28, 2.05 acres. Warranty deed.
Antwerp Village
Rebecca I. Boesch, dec. to Kathy A. Bacon;
Lot 18, Jones Addition, 0.209 acre and Lot 85,
Wilhelm Addition, 0.185 acre. Affidavit.
Kathy A. Bacon and Daniel A. Bacon to
Edward R. and Alice E. Ford; Lot 28, Jones
Addition, 0.209 acre and Lot 85, Wilhelm Addition, 0.185 acre. Warranty deed.
Kathy A. Bacon and Daniel A. Bacon to
Edward R. and Alice E. Ford; Lot 28, Jones
Addition, 0.209 acre and Lot 85, Wilhelm Addition with canal tracts south of parcels, 0.185
acre. Quit claim.
Violet J. Hughes to Kevin N. and Kenneth J.
Hughes; Lot 54, Wilhelm Addition, 0.2 acre.
Warranty deed.
Helen E. Major, dec. to Dan B. Major, et al.;
Lots 89-90, 0.243 acre. Affidavit.
Carrington Mortgage Services LLC to Olen
G. McMichael; Lot 8, Snook Addition, 0.177
acre. Warranty deed.
Paulding Village
Frank A. Harper Jr. to Daniel R. Vance;
Lots 25-26, Hennig Addition, 0.4 acre. Warranty deed.
R. Allen and Lois E. Beamer to Nicholas
R. Dangler; Lot 15, Latty Addition, 0.2 acre.
Warranty deed.
Michael L. Vance, et al. to Rylee S. Carlisle
and Blake N. Saylor; Lot 8, Noneman DeMuth
Allotment, 0.34 acre. Warranty deed.

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

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 ad-

Echols, application to administer file.

In the Estate of Victor G. Ehrhardt, last will and testament
In the Estate of Earl William
Burgoon, application to administer file.
In the Estate of Mary Jane
Fulk, last will and testament
In the Estate of Travis James
Brittsan, application to administer file.
Criminal Docket
Kirk Echols, 47, Paulding,
had a pretrial conference set
for May 4 for nonsupport of
dependent (F4).
Jerel A. Tousley, 40, of Oakwood, was ordered assessed for
possible intervention in lieu of
conviction for possession of
drugs (F5) and possession of
methamphetamine (F5). He is
set for a hearing on the matter
on May 4; his May 10 jury trial
date was vacated.
John Reed Jr., 41, of Paulding, was scheduled for a jury
trial regarding his charge of
nonsupport of dependents (F5).
It will be held June 7.
Cody L. Johnson, 26, of
Latty, entered no contest pleas
to an amended charge of theft
of drugs (F4) and theft (F4). He
was given 11-month sentences
in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction for
each. They are to run consecutively for 22 months imprisonment. He must also pay restitution to 24 victims jointly with
a co-defendant, plus pay court
costs. His charge was amended
from receiving stolen property
(F4). Two first-degree misdemeanor counts of receiving
stolen property were dismissed
as part of the plea agreement.
Timothy B. Edwards, 56, of
Antwerp, had a jury trial date
vacated for his indictment alleging illegal manufacture of
drugs/cultivating marijuana
(F3) and unlawful possession
of dangerous ordnance (F5).
This case was to have gone to
pretrial conference on April 11

in conjunction with a second

indictment for possession of:
LSD (F4), meth (F5 and cocaine (F5).
Thomas Steel Jr., 42, address
unavailable, had a motion to
revoke his community control
sanctions withdrawn. Court
costs were $886.50. He had
been given five years community control sanctions in May
2011 for nonsupport of dependents (F5).
Amber Vance, 26, of Paulding, had her community control
sanctions revoked and had her
17-month prison term reimposed with credit for 400 days
served. She had been given
judicial release from prison in
August 2015. She had been
sentenced for aggravated assault (F4).
Jason A. Brown, 37, of Defiance, had his intervention in
lieu of conviction terminated,
he having been found guilty of
theft (F5). He was ordered four
years community control sanctions on the conditions of 30
days jail with credit for six days
served, no drugs or alcohol,
submit to random tests, complete treatment at Anhedonia
LLC, get and keep a job, pay
$5,763 restitution plus court
Jason A. Zamora, 38, of
Payne, had his community
control sanctions revoked and
the remainder of his 18 month
sentence to ODRC was re-imposed with credit for 138 days
served. Pay court costs. He was
out of prison on a judicial release issued in December 2015.
He had originally been imprisoned for complicity to trafficking cocaine (F5) and trafficking counterfeit controlled
substances (F5).
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Thursday, March 31
3:51 p.m. Jerry L. Trowbridge, 62, of Defiance, was
cited for failure to control following a single-truck accident
on Ohio 637 west of Road 191
in Auglaize Township. Reports say he was driving west
in a 2015 Chevy truck when
it veered off the road into a
fence. Damage to the vehicle
was minor. The driver was unhurt.
Friday, April 1
7:22 a.m. Aline Ndayiragije, 32, of Fort Worth,
Texas, was cited for failure to
control after the trailer of the
tractor-trailer rig she was operating went through a yard on
Road 94 at Road 51 in Harrison Township. Although there
was no damage to the vehicle,
landscaping was ruined and
a rock was dragged onto the
roadway. No injuries were recorded.
Sunday, April 3
2:50 a.m. Michael James
Mudel, 38, of Antwerp, was
cited for failure to control following a single-vehicle crash
on US 24 east of US 127 in
Crane Township. Reports indicate the 2004 GMC Envoy
SUV he was driving struck the
guardrail on the overpass as
he was westbound. Damage to
the vehicle was minor. He was
not hurt.
Thursday, March 31
10:36 a.m. Dog complaint
was handled in Cecil.
1:32 p.m. Antwerp resident
lodged a dog complaint.
3:59 p.m. Van was seen
stuck in the mud on Road
117 off Road 138 in Jackson
4:27 pm. Defiance County
Sheriffs office requested deputies to attempt to locate a subject on Road 10 in Auglaize
4:41 p.m. Suspicious vehicle was noted along Road 216
in Crane Township.
5:31 p.m. Caller told deputies a semi was stuck in a
field along Road 96 in Harrison
Township, blocking the roadway.
6:04 p.m. Breaking and entering in Melrose was investigated.
8:05 p.m. Donald ODay was
arrested on Van Wert County
Friday, April 1
12:59 a.m. Dog complaint
was handled in Grover Hill.
6:27 a.m. Car/deer crash on
Road 263 in Washington Township was documented.
10:13 a.m. Trash was found
on Road 88 west of Road 177 in
Brown Township.
10:22 a.m. Damage to a pole
as the result of an accident on
Road 106 in Benton Township
was noted.
8:08 p.m. Paulding County
Hospital ER staff contacted
deputies about a subject who
claimed to have been assaulted
while at work in Haviland.
8:44 p.m. Report of a suspicious vehicle parked outside a
house that had been broken into
before along Road 123 in Emerald Township.
10:11 p.m. Deputies assisted
Paulding police with a fight call
on West Perry Street.
Saturday, April 2
5:32 a.m. Message was delivered for Defiance police on
Road 177 in Brown Township.
7:32 a.m. Deputies arrested a
subject on North Main Street in

8 a.m. Deputy made a report
of drugs/possession/paraphernalia on North Main Street in
2:16 p.m. Dog complaint was
made from Melrose.
3:21 p.m. Commercial fire
alarm sounded from Road 82 in
Paulding Township.
6:33 p.m. Residential burglar
alarm sounded on Road 169 in
Auglaize Township.
11:54 p.m. Paulding EMS
was requested on US 127 in
Crane Township for an unresponsive female.
Sunday, April 3
12:20 a.m. Deputies were
called to assist Payne police
with an alleged intoxicated
3:28 a.m. Car/deer crash on
Road 424 east of Road 250a in
Carryall Township was documented.
4:32 a.m. Deputies were
alerted to a man with a gun as
part of a domestic situation on
Ohio 111 in Emerald Township.
7:47 a.m. Two Antwerp fire
units and the EMS responded to
a general fire alarm from South
Harrmann Street. They were on
scene less than 15 minutes.
8:59 a.m. Telephone harassment was looked into on
Klingler Road in Paulding.
1:26 p.m. A caller told deputies a vehicle was following
them in Payne.
2:37 p.m. Dog complaint was
handled in Grover Hill.
2:43 p.m. Auglaize Township
resident of Road 209 lodged a
dog complaint.
4:34 p.m. Deputies dealt with
an unwanted person in Payne.
6:57 p.m. Three vehicles
driving without plates were reported.
9:15 p.m. Unwanted person
complaint came in from US 127
in Crane Township.
Monday, April 4
10:28 a.m. Dog complaint
was handled on East Wall Street
in Paulding.
11:23 a.m. Theft of money
from a card account was investigated in Haviland.
2:05 p.m. Unruly juvenile
issue was handled on Ohio 613
in Brown Township.
3:15 p.m. Domestic situation
was handled on Road 177 in
Washington Township.
5:15 p.m. Van Wert County
Sheriffs office relayed that they
had picked up Scott Rau on a
local warrant.
6:28 p.m. Telephone harassment was reported from Road
1021 in Auglaize Township.
7:44 p.m. Haviland resident
told deputies they had been harassed by phone.
8:05 p.m. Horse complaint
was lodged from Ohio 114 in
Washington Township.
9:10 p.m. Deputies arrested a
juvenile in Payne.
Tuesday, April 5
11:19 a.m. Deputies assisted
the juvenile probation department at the Courthouse.
12:06 p.m. Dog complaint
was handled on Road 82 in
Jackson Township.
12:08 p.m. Grover Hill resident lodged a dog complaint.
12:33 p.m. Haviland resident
reported receiving threats over
the phone.
1:41 p.m. Dog complaint was
taken care of on Emerald Road
in Paulding.
3:20 p.m. Deputies investigated a theft reported from
Ohio 500 in Paulding Township.
3:49 p.m. Post 81 advised

deputies they had arrested a

subject on Ohio 637 in Auglaize Township on a local warrant.
4:25 p.m. Deputies assisted
Antwerp police by delivering a
message on Road 162 in Harrison Township.
5:15 p.m. Car/deer collision
on Road 12 in Washington
Township was documented.
6:42 p.m. Van Wert County
Sheriffs office relayed information about an arrest they had
made in Scott on a local warrant.
7:45 p.m. Deputies arrested
two subjects during a traffic
stop on US 24 outside Antwerp.
7:23 p.m. Telephone harassment complaint was looked into
on US 127 in Crane Township.
Wednesday, April 6
1:51 a.m. Domestic situation was handled on Ohio 66 in
Brown Township.
8:08 a.m. A Latty resident
told deputies they had been a
victim of an IRS scam.
11:12 a.m. Caller told deputies a semi had backed into a
drive along Ohio 49 in Harrison
Township and got stuck.
Noon. Van Wert County
Sheriffs office requested deputies attempt to locate a subject on Road 79 in Blue Creek
1:17 p.m. Dog complaint
came in from Oakwood.
2:56 p.m. Dog complaint was
handled on Ohio 114 in Washington Township.
3:16 p.m. Paulding Township resident of Road 95 made
a horse complaint.
3:35 p.m. A car was seen
stuck in a field along Road 87 in
Paulding Township.
4:13 p.m. Deputies delivered
a message for Van Wert Police
Department on Ohio 111 in
Paulding Township.
5:09 p.m. Domestic situation
was handled on Road 191 in
Brown Township.
6:06 p.m. A truck got stuck
while mudding on a business
property in Haviland.
7:05 p.m. Dog complaint was
lodged from Cecil.
Thursday, April 7
4:02 a.m. Defiance County
Sheriffs office relayed information about a sparking fuse box
on US 127 in Emerald Township. Two Paulding fire units
were there about 20 minutes.
6:31 a.m. Dog bite was reported in Scott. Scott EMS
made a transport from the scene.
8:29 a.m. A subject was arrested on a warrant on West
Wayne Street in Paulding.
9:49 a.m. Riding mower was
stolen from Road 424 in Crane
12:32 p.m. Commercial
alarm sounded on Road 82 in
Paulding Township.
1:14 p.m. Dog complaint
was taken care of on Road 24 in
Blue Creek Township.
1:16 p.m. An Auglaize
Township resident of Road 149
lodged a dog complaint.
1:42 p.m. Dog complaint was
handled on Ohio 49 in Harrison
3:48 p.m. Canine unit was
deployed on Road 87 in Crane
5:36 p.m. Dog complaint
came in from Road 232 in Emerald Township.
6:52 p.m. A pit bull killed
multiple chickens on Road 180
in Crane Township.
7:06 p.m. Residential burglar
alarm sounded from Ohio 613
in Jackson Township.

6A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, April 13, 2016


Patterson named valedictorian in
56; Western Auto adds showroom

This week we continue to

look at 1956, 1976 and 1996.
Downtown Paulding gets a
nice addition with the expansion of Western Auto; the
Oakwood United Methodist
Church was the scene for a
spring wedding and the 1956
valedictorian was named at
April 12, 1956 ... Karl Werling has made a showcase
above his Western Auto store.
It will display various items
but most of all he is having a
year round display of toys for
all ages.
Carol Patterson, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. V.E. Patterson, has been named Pauldings valedictorian with a 3.96
Sara Lucas, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Dale Lucas of Cecil
and Bonnie Layman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Layman have been named
co-salutatorian with a 3.81
Wm. Jay Jackson was honored with a birthday dinner
at the home of his sister, Mrs.
James Noneman and family.
Others who enjoyed the evening were Mrs. and Mrs. Rob-


ert Miller and daughters, Mr.

and Mrs. Donald Jackson and
son and Joe Jackson.
Chief ... ground beef this
week is 19 cents per pound.
Callers Sunday on the Tom
Colley family, as Tom is still
ill at his home here, were: Mrs.
Julian from Paulding, Mr. and
Mrs. John Colley, Mr. and Mrs.
W. Temple from Antwerp, Ed
Bland and John Wilson.
April 14, 1976 ... Patricia
Jean Moore and William D.
Vance exchanged vows in a 7
p.m. ceremony on April 1 at
the Oakwood United Method-

ist Church.
Bernie Wobler was transferred recently from the
Murphy Store in Defiance to
Plymouth, Ind. where he will
serve as assistant manager.
Seniors Melinda Jones and
Kaye Molitor were selected
second team GMC in girls
Paulding girls track: Fairview 65, Paulding 56, Hilltop
21. Carol Waters set a personal records in the shot put with
a toss of 33-6.
April 10, 1996 ... Charles
Doc and Martha Weaver
announced as grand marshals
of John Paulding Days parade.
University of Akron released Paulding County students named to the Deans list.
Two students from Antwerp
were named: Jeremy A. Snyder and Shirley J. Snyder, and
Shane Laukhuf of Haviland.
Wayne Trace Youth for
Christ basketball team concluded their tournament
games at Ayersville. Team
members are Curt Hershberger, Matt Eddy, Joel Rue, Erick Williams, Jeremy Moore,
Travis Eddy and coach Mark

Robert Culley, John Ganger Jr.,

Ralph Meyer, Cayden Sharp.
April 21 Tom Craft, Lanetta Goshia, Jamison Mize,
Armalda Faye Monhollen,

Dave Perl, Brandon Schmidt,

Cleo Zeigler.
April 22 Timothy W.
Brown, London Goldfuss,
Ruth Ladd, Stacy Jackson.

Those were the

By Joe Shouse

April 16 Mitch Doctor,
Brenda L. Edwards, Colleen
Fulk, Hayley Fulk, Judy Karolyi, Rich Perl, John Weippert,
Spencer Wilhelm.
April 17 Tony Adams, Sophia English, Brianna Estle,
Marsha Shrider, Erma Zielke.
April 18 Destynee Carlisle, Susan Clemens, Kaleb
Kelly, Scott McIntosh, Lewis
Renollet, Rose Roughton, Teresa Roughton, Sue Thompson,
Maxine Treece.
April 19 Blake Bendele,
Ryan Bowman, Tabrina Vance.
April 20 Clara Branham,


April 16 Tom and Rita Ricica.
April 17 Mike and Deb Mericle, Charles and Kristina
April 18 Coe and Pat Gordon.
April 19 Charles and Mary Wann.
April 22 Eddie and Sandy Crisp, Rick and Pam Weippert,
Bill and Angie Woodring.


Continued from Page 1A

criteria for the shared superintendents position.
They desired a highly qualified candidate
who had experience as a superintendent and
understands, or is willing to learn the business
world of an ESC. Previous school district superintendent experience was desired/preferred and
the ideal candidate would agree to longevity/
commitment for stability of both organizations.
A small list of candidates were identified,
invited to have conversations to seek interest,
and then interviewed. They desired to find the
right candidate who had the experience, excellent people skills, strength in instructional
practices, diplomacy, networking, communication, and legislative protocol and connections.
They strongly believe Arnold posseses the
necessary criteria for a successful superintendency.
Equal service to districts
This collaboration is not a merger, it is a
partnership. It will allow both ESCs to increase their capacity in many ways.
1. It will create a stronger network of collaboration with school psychologists; special education directors; curriculum directors; gifted
education coordination; physical, occupational
and speech therapists.
2. Create a stronger grant writing network as
both ESCs align to team with each other that
will allow a broader network to secure potential and future grants.
3. Local superintendent and principal networking regarding programs, staffing, fiscal
resources, evaluations and negotiations.
4. Bus driver in-service and training.
5. The cost efficiency of sharing the salary
and benefits of the superintendent.

6. All schools in Allen County and Western

Buckeye ESC, which include Paulding and
Van Wert counties, will be served equally. No
district will be shorted time or resources.
Moving forward
Arnold added the following statement when
asked about this unique administrative opportunity, I would like to thank the Allen County
ESC and the Western Buckeye ESC Boards
of Education for the opportunity to lead both
organizations as their superintendent. I am
honored to have been chosen for this position
and look forward to this exciting and unique
I know I have big shoes to fill with the retirements of Dr. Dean Wittwer and Mr. Brian
Gerber. I hope to continue the many outstanding programs that these men and their staffs
have in place with the goal of moving both
ESCs forward in a very positive light.
Having lived in northwest Ohio my entire
adult life, I have witnessed first-hand the great
civic pride in the school districts of Allen,
Paulding and Van Wert counties. I am very excited to have this opportunity and look forward
to becoming a part of each schools tradition.
One of my first goals will be to further develop my professional relationship with the
superintendents of all our partner schools. I
know many of them well already, but I look
forward to getting to know all of them in order
to start the collaboration process. My main
priority is to make the transition to a shared
superintendent as smooth as possible for each
school district in all three counties.
Both Wittwer and Gerber look forward to
this new partnership and new style of leadership as the ESC continues to move forward in
the 21st century of education.

APPLE DANISH: The food photographer plans to feature Lovinas Apple Danish pastry with ice cream
in an outside shot snapped on the Eicher front porch. Lucas Landis and Tara Swartzentruber-Landis are
serving as main photographer and food stylist, respectively, for Lovinas new cookbook.

Columnist reveals what Lovinas

been cooking in the kitchen
Editors Note: Lovina Eicher is taking vacation while her
children are on spring break.
Guest columnist is Melodie Davis, one of the editors at MennoMedia/Herald Press which
syndicates Lovinas column.
I walked into Lovinas kitchen
on a beautiful October morning last fall to a hive of women
cooking up a storm. A breakfast
casserole was in the oven and
some cookies were already cooling - and the coffee was on. Two
huge bushels of apples sat over
at the edge of the kitchen.
Lovina, plus her daughters
Verena and Loretta, were busy
mixing and stirring. A man by
the name of Lucas Landis was
taking pictures as the Eichers
worked all without actually
photographing faces or even
backs. Most of us understand
that Amish generally do not pose
for any photographs as part of
their faith and custom, aiming
for simplicity in life and spirit
(avoiding pride and boasting).
What was the kitchen hum
about that morning? If you havent guessed it yet, Lovina is
producing an Amish-themed
cookbook, the first one of her
own in about four years. We at
Herald Press are thrilled! It will
be all her own recipes (aside
from some, of course, sent by
readers or obtained from friends
and relatives Lovina has more
cousins than we can count) but
each recipe will be tested and
adapted by Lovina and her English friend Ruth Boss, plus a
clutch of volunteer cooks from
Ruths church.
I was pleased to also meet
Ruth that morning, who arrived
a bit later and had stopped at a
nearby Amish bakery to buy
sweet rolls, long johns and other delicacies for the work day.
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late last summer on daughter
Elizabeths wedding so Lovina
could catch her breath.
Some of the dishes Lovina
and daughters made that day included Shoo Fly pie, apple pie,
apple danish, carrot cake, M&M
cookies, potato pancakes, vegetable soup and more. She had
scheduled three such cooking
days last fall in addition to
everything else that Lovina
does in a normal busy week.
Let me add that I was utterly
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kitchen all day cooking various
recipes all under Lovinas
watchful instruction. When
they werent cooking, they
were constantly washing dishes. Which is where Ruth and I
jumped in rinsing and drying
the dishes, pans, and utensils! I
put my hands in that steamy hot
water and it felt like home the
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want a taste of good home

cooking from farm and pantry!
The book will be sold online
and at bookstores everywhere.
Lovinas column, along with
her blog and Facebook page,
will keep you posted on when
its available for preorder.
Writing her weekly column
and producing a cookbook like
this is Lovinas way of earning extra money for her family - which she can do right in
her own home like many other
Amish women in their cottage
industries. And so many men,
too, have businesses on the side
or full time, now that it is so
difficult to support a family on
farm income.
Family farms are small these
days and land is hard to come
by. We appreciate readers and
newspapers being part of this
extended family and community. We know readers enjoy sitting
down once a week to enter into
a little of Lovinas family life,
and learn from the strong faith
she shares with us all. One man,
who reads Lovinas column online, said, I [find] myself greatly
blessed and refreshed.
Ill share one of my own favorite recipes, adapted from another classic Mennonite cookbook, More-with-Less Cookbook, for oatmeal bread.
1 cup quick oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
Combine above ingredients in
a large bowl. Pour 2 cups boiling
water over mixture, stirring to
Separately dissolve:
2 packages dry yeast in
1/2 cup warm water
When batter is cooled to lukewarm, add the yeast mixture. Stir
in 5-1/2 cups white flour (youll
probably add another 1/2 cup in
kneading). When dough is stiff,
turn onto a floured board and
knead 5-10 minutes. Place in
greased bowl, cover, and let rise
until doubled. Punch down and
let rise again. Shape into 2 loaves
and place in greased 9x5x3-inch
pans. Bake at 350 for 25-30
minutes. Cool on rack. Brush
loaves with butter or margarine
for a soft crust.



Hanging Baskets

Annual Sale
Now in Progress

Deadline for order

April 22nd
Delivery Date May 5th
Fill out your forms in
the Gift Shop
at the hospital
and check out our nice
items for any occasion.
We recently
made a


donation for the

mammogram machine
because of your
and support!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 7A

Little fry ... who made thee?

I will have to say that french
fries are probably one of my
favorite foods. It was always a
treat when I was in high school
to go to a local hangout and order hot crispy fries with a cherry
Coke. Today the humble french
fry is eaten all over the world
and is served in many different
Of course, the most common
way to eat those delectable fries
is to salt them and dip them in
ketchup. But we all know there
is nothing better than fair fries
served with vinegar and served
in a cone shaped cup. Personally, I like an order of fries with
cottage cheese on top. I know
everyone looks at me when I
order them, but they are really
good. I have seen others dip fries
in cheese, mayonnaise, mustard,
and there are restaurants in China who serve fries in a hot honey sauce. But, I have never met a
fry I didnt like.
The french fry has gotten a
bad rap on school menus and
other facilities, because people
say they are greasy and not good
for your health. However, at my
age, I eat them and say, Yum.
Ill worry about the fat later.
The story of how the lowly
potato made its way from South
America into those fast food
sacks is a lengthy tale involving
many historical figures.
The Incas first discovered potatoes growing wild in the highlands, and were cultivating them
as early as 750 BC. As well as
being their staple source of food,
the Incas also used potatoes
for telling time, treating illness
and injury, and divination. (I
even remember my kids having a potato gun.) The Incas
worshipped potato deities, and
when potato crops failed, the
noses and lips of a few unlucky
Incas would be mutilated in ceremonies designed to appease

a penny

for your Thoughts

By Nancy Whitaker

the potato gods. Although the

Incas did many things with their
potatoes, they did not fry them.
Instead, their most popular potato dish involved laying them out
in the sun for a period of weeks,
then trampling on them with
their bare feet to get all of the
liquids out. Yummy.
In fact, overseas, nobody was
willing to actually eat this
hearty little vegetable. Sir Walter Raleigh was cultivating potatoes in the Emerald Isles as early
as 1576, but when he presented
them to Queen Elizabeth, it was
a disaster: the cook served the
greens to the Queen and threw
away the potatoes. She was
not pleased, and rejected the
disgusting meal. In fact in his
History of the Private Lives of
the French, the author said that
potatoes had a pasty taste, plus
it was flatulent and indigestible
which had caused it to be rejected from refined homes.
The potato finally made it
into Germany, France, Belgium
and of course Ireland. Following a famine in Ireland, where
many died, a lot of the Irish
came to America and brought
their spuds with them and grew
them here. Then an adventurous
farmer, Thomas Jefferson, be-

gan to grow them. Americans

began to develop a taste for the
potato and others still thought it
was poisonous.
Not long afterwards, someone in France dropped slices of
potatoes into a hot pot of boiling grease, therefore making
french fries. By the late 1830s,
deep fried taters were popular in
France and Belgium. It took another hundred years for them to
become a fast-food staple in the
United States.
French fries were born to be
fast food. Deep frying foods
in large vats of (expensive) fat
is a smelly and messy task that
was impossible for most people to carry out in their humble
kitchens. Given the difficulty
of preparing the perfect fry, it
is truly a wonder that fast food
restaurants manage to turn out
millions of them each day.
Today, french fries account
for more than one-fourth of all
potatoes sold in the U.S. market over six million pounds
of potatoes are processed into
frozen fries annually. Twenty-five percent of kids report
eating french fries instead of
other vegetables, and the average American eats 30 pounds
of the greasy things in a year.
The potato has come from being reviled to being revered,
and is now the second most
popular staple food in the
So the next time someone
says You want fries with
that? take a moment to remember the long, hard journey of the poor little spud.
And answer, Yes, thank
Do you like french fries?
Do you think that any thing
this good would be bad for us?
Do you want fries with that?
Let me know and Ill give you
a Penny for Your Thoughts.

Mayflower Society
to meet in Toledo
TOLEDO Next meeting
of the Society of Mayflower
Descendants in the State of
Ohio - Toledo Colony will be
held 11:30 a.m. on Saturday,
April 13. The gathering will
take place at the Swan Creek
Retirement Village, 5916
Cresthaven Lane, Toledo.
Clint Mauk will speak on
early Toledo history. His
book, Historical Tales of
Toledo, will be available.
Proceeds are to be donated
to the Toledo Rotary Foundation.
For more information on
membership or reservations,
contact Jeffrey Stoll at 906440-5088 or Caroline Zimmerman at 419-258-2222.

Antwerp VFW Mens Auxiliary Post 5087 has donated $500 to Paulding Putnam Electric Co-ops (PPEC) Honor Flight fundraiser. Here, PPEC
employee Heather Hunt accepts the donation from auxiliary member
Jim Murlin. So far, $45,000 has been raised in an effort to sponsor an entire flight out of Fort Wayne International Airport. For more information
about the Honor Flight project, visit www.PPEC.coop.

PCH purchasing leading edge testing equipment

PAULDING The Paulding County Hospital Board of
Trustees approved the purchase
of leading edge equipment that
tests for septicemia and infectious organisms.
The test platforms can identify organisms in blood, gastrointestinal system, respiratory system, and spinal fluid.
The new equipment improves
accuracy and cuts diagnostic
time from days to as little as an
Currently, specimens must
be grown in a culture media for
days before an organism can be
identified or sent to a reference
lab for identification. Some
testing is done that employs a


reaction to an organism.
The new equipment is
manufactured by BioFire Diagnostics of Salt Lake City,
called the FilmArray; and by
Biomerieux of Durham, N.C.,
called the BacT Alert 3D.
When employed together, this
equipment will help identify
infectious organisms faster
using a technique called molecular testing, which identifies actual DNA associated

with viruses and bacteria.

This results in a highly accurate diagnosis, and because
results are obtained quickly,
life saving treatment can begin
days sooner than current technology allows. The results pinpoint the species of the organism so that treatment can be focused on the specific organism.
This equipment compares
with that found at major medical centers.

Brumback Library
Spring Book Sale

Saturday, april 16, 2016

9:00 A.M.3:00 P.M.

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Lehman retires
Feature Writer
HAVILAND Awell-respected Paulding County
woman was honored April 5
for her many years of service
to the county and retirement
from employment at Van Wert
County Hospital.
Former Haviland Mayor Theresa Lehman was recognized by
a large crowd at a reception at
the Haviland Town Hall. Lehman had served for 18 years
as the towns mayor. She also
served on thePaulding County
Board of the United Way for
more than 10 years. For many
years, she was on the advisory
board of the Van Wert County
Hospital, where she retired last
week after 34 years of employment in the laundry department.
Other areas of volunteer
service in the county included the Fritz House, where she
was a very active supporter,
advocate and volunteer.
I knew that the patients upstairs would have good clean
linens and wouldnt have to
worry about a staph infection,
said Lehman of her work at the
hospital. I saw a lot of miracles at the hospital. I saw babies born and I saw people get
better that doctors werent sure
about to start with. Those were
all miracles to me.
I could tell if somebody
came out of the ICU and lost
a loved one, continued Lehman. When they would cry,

Jim Langham/Paulding County Progress

Theresa Lehman of Haviland was honored with a retirement

reception last week.
I would put my arms around
them and cry. If somebody was
alone, I often would stop and
just listen to them talk.
Lehman took a lot of pride
during her time as Havilands
mayor in cleaning up areas of
the community such as the old
school and places where things
had run down.
I loved my people and I did

all that I could to try to see to

it that they had a nice town to
live in, said Lehman. I wanted them to feel pride in our
community. I love the people
of this town.
Im not retiring from helping the people of Paulding
County, said Lehman. I plan
to keep doing all I can to help
make peoples lives better.

Commissioners Journal
Commissioners Journal March 28, 2016
This 28th day of March, 2016, the Board of County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members
present: Tony Zartman, Roy Klopfenstein, Mark Holtsberry,
and Nola Ginter, Clerk.
Brian Shuherk, Solid Ground LLC, presented final plans
for phase two of the courthouse landscaping and lawn project.
Materials to be used for the lattice work on the gazebo were
discussed, as were the plans to raise the veterans memorial
several inches.
Solid Grounds crew worked on the north side of the courthouse last Friday afternoon, removing the row of cedar trees.
They plan to grass the area up to the sidewalk.
Shuherk submitted a contract and an invoice for half of the
total amount for the project. The contract will be routed to the
Prosecutor for approval as to form. Once the contract is approved, the invoice will be processed for payment.
County Treasurer Lou Ann Wannemacher and the commissioners discussed EFT (Electronic Fund Transfers) which are
a part of the cyber security policy. She presented a form she
drafted for EFT procedure and approval. The commissioners
suggested she have the Prosecutor review the form.
Wannemacher then shared a brochure she titled Money
Talks. She designed the brochure, which includes many interesting facts about currency. Wannemacher noted she would
like to make the brochures available for school field trip participants. The commissioners noted her brochure is very well
done and outlines noteworthy details about our legal tender.
Holtsberry 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 three consecutive weeks for bids for the 2015 Road
Improvements TR-60, TR-105 and TR-110 Project.
Commissioners Journal March 30, 2016
This 30th day of March, 2016, the Board of County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members
present: Tony Zartman, Roy Klopfenstein, Mark Holtsberry,
and Cindy Peters, Clerk.


County Court Judge Suzanne Rister updated the commissioners on the sentencing of the previous probation officer.
Rister indicated that the present part-time employee is
doing a great job filling in for that position and they are
hopeful to be able to add additional staff. Rister also noted
that they are gearing up for the new grant year from DORC.
The commissioners were in agreement with Rister that
the fraud training held at the county annex building last
week was a success.
Judge Rister also briefly discussed their evacuation plan
and security measures taken at County Court. She was also
impressed with how well the e-ticket process was working
in their office.
Ed Bohn, EMA director, Claudia Fickel, Ann Pease,
Carol Temple, Lou Wannemacher, Judge DeMuth, Lynn
Vance, Katie Sunday met with the commissioners to review
and discuss the evacuation plan for courthouse employees.
Bohn presented a draft plan and locations to meet in the
event of a disaster. He is also currently working on a memorandum of understanding with a local entity if employees
need to be evacuated. Once the draft is approved and put
into place, Bohn will set up evacuation drills on a quarterly
basis. The next meeting will take place on April 6 in the
commissioners chambers for finalization of the plan.
Jerry Zielke, Paulding County Economic Development
director, met with the commissioners to discuss the proposal
from Tetra Tech to conduct a Phase I environmental site assessment and engineering services for the former truck stop
along 18176 US 127 in Cecil. Zielke is looking at economic
development funding the project to make the property more
marketable to be reimbursed by grant dollars.
A motion was made by Holtsberry to go into executive
session at 8:06 a.m. with the Paulding County Prosecutor to
discuss legal matters.
At 8:49 a.m. all members present agreed to adjourn the executive session and go into regular session.
A motion was made by Holtsberry to go into executive
session at 9:40 a.m. with the Paulding County Court Judge to
discuss personnel matters.
At 9:46 a.m. all members present agreed to adjourn the executive session and go into regular session.

8A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Vantage board
covers brief agenda

The Paulding County Hospital Foundation awarded its yearly scholarships to local seniors interested in the healthcare field.
Three recipients were chosen for 2016. Emilee Ringler (Paulding High School), daughter of Rebecca Ringler, plans on attending The
University of Saint Francis, majoring in nursing. Kiana Recker (Antwerp High School), daughter of Lisa and Dennis Recker, plans on
attending IPFW, majoring in nursing. Estie Sinn (Wayne Trace High School), daughter of Perry and Annette Sinn, plans on attending
Miami University, majoring in speech pathology and audiology. Each scholarship recipient was awarded $1,000 to further their education. From left are Tiffany Beckman, Recker, Sinn, Ringler and hospital CEO Randy Ruge.

DHI Media Editor
VAN WERT The Vantage Board of Education worked
through a short agenda quickly on Thursday evening prior to
hosting its All Boards dinner.
Superintendent Staci Kaufman discussed the re-authorization of the No Child Left Behind Act, which is now known as
the Every Student Succeeds Act, and what it means for career
technical schools such as Vantage Career Center.
Most of the time when new legislation is enacted, the afterthought is how does that apply to career technical education,
Kaufman said. Were encouraging staff to get some questions
out there and the department of education seems sincere in getting local input.
Kaufman also reported two representatives from the Governors office will be touring Vantage Career Center in May
. They will meet with some manufacturing employers in the
area to hear how they see gaps being filled in their sector of the
workforce and to attest to their relationship with Vantage.
During the treasurers report, treasurer Laura Peters reported
the recently having a good audit.
The board approved the employment of the following: Rhonda Davis as preschool head teacher, Larry Davis in auto tech,
David DeLano in building and grounds maintenance, Samantha Heckler as an intervention specialist, Leigh Carey in junior
health technology, Lynda Ragan for Van Wert Satellite FCS,
Larry Ray in precision machining, Larry Regedanz in network
systems, Robert Spath for Van Wert Satellite PLTW, Michael
Villena in auto body, Brent Wright in welding, Jill DeWert in
interactive media, Ashley Cline as an intervention specialist
coordinator, Angie Shellabarger as an intervention specialist
coordinator, Sherryl Proctor in math and Wendy Baumle for
senior health technology.
Marcia Osenga, Kari Casto and Mike Miller were given supplemental contracts as LPDC committee members and Susan
Monroe was approved as an adult education instructor on an
as-needed basis.

Paulding Middle School

Honor Roll
The Paulding Middle Estle, Adelae Foltz, FernanSchool honor roll for the do Garcia, Quintin Gonzathird nine weeks:
les, Chastity Gribble, Hailey
Hartzell, Ethan Hill, Preston
GROVER HILL BATTLE WINNERS Paulding County Carnegie Library sponsored and coordinated the spring competition for Bat

Hull, Hailee Huner, Cyntle of the Books. Students read 50 books and then were quizzed. Grover Hill Elementary top team to go on to the county competition
thia Jones-Schlegel, Huntincludes, from left Rylee Miller, Laura Thornell, Hannah Maenle, Anna Miller, Chloe Beining and Sydnee Sinn.
Taelyn Etzler, Paige Jones, er Kauser, Robert Keeterle,
Kyle Kelly, Caleb Thompson Lily Knapp, Alexis Lamond,
All As and Bs Brooke- Isabelle Lantz, Elyse Manz,
lyn Ankney, Alivya Bakle, Baylee March, Gunner PhliWyatt Beckman, Gabriel- pot, Quincy Porter, Deyton
la Casper, Zachary Gorrell, Price, Faith Rose, Marquise
Ember Helms-Keezer, Ethan Seibert, Benjamin Weible,
Herman, Allison Hunter, Hailey Weidenhamer, Raine
Reid Johanns, Sabrina Keen- Winkler, Selena Yates
er, Dylan Kuckuck, Taylor
Lucas, Brian Manz, Jaylyn
All As Jacob Deisler,
McCloud, Kyle Mobley, Ol- Julianna Fife, Tyrel Goings,
ivia Paschall, Janae Pease, Kaela Lucas, Sydney McAlivia Perl, Carsen Perl, Karli Cullough, Julia McMaster,
Phlipot, Kaden Rhonehouse, Jordyn Merriman, Jordan
Lily Roehrig, Kennedy Sali- Mudel, Joel Schneider, Sanas, Olivia Sprouse, Jackson vannah Shepherd, Katelyn
Sutton, Logan Tope, Sereni- Strayer, Kaylie Tressler, Jaden
ty Trammell, Alex Tressler, Verfaillie, Mackenzie Weible
Zoraya Valle, Autumn Yonge
All As and Bs RiGRADE 7
ley Coil, Kayla Collins, Seth
All As Molly Adams, Dysinger, Evan Edwards,
Payton Beckman, Kaeli Bus- Kolson Egnor, Maria Gartos, Jonathan Clapsaddle, cia, Megan Garrity, Shannon
Megan Dearth, Leigha Egnor, Hale, Kiarra Hawn, Robert
Megan Harpel, Adrian Manz, Hobart, Brandon Jackson,
Caleb Manz, Maggie Manz, McCailey Johanns, Jacob
Luke McCullough, Blake Mc- King, Zoe Kochel, Sidney
Congratulations to the Antwerp
Garvey, Jalynn Parrett, Gil- Kohart, Colin Lilly, Cole MaBattle of the Books winning team,
lian Porter, Sydney Reineck, bis, Claire McClure, Tommy
The Bibliophiles (above), from
Lynelle Schneider, Kaitlyn McGrath, Noah Pessefall,
left Gaige McMichael, Lydia
Shaffer, Gabrielle Stallbaum, Ivy Riggenbach, Miah Rue,
Krouse, Aeriel Snyder, Hayleigh
Jasmine Wong
Matthew Schroeder, Damon
Jewell, Kate Farr and Katryna
All As and Bs Ter- Sherry, Alexandria Smith,
Fish. During the competition, fifth
ica Brzozowski, Kirslynn Tyler Snipes, Alyssa Switzer,
grader Lydia Krouse and sixth
Camposano, Donnique Car- Alexis Varga, Thomas Vargo,
grader Kate Farr confer before
ter-Dickey, Kaylyn Cox, Sadie Samantha Wagner
reporting their answer to team
captain Gaige McMichael, a sixth
grader. The Bibliophiles defeated
The Royal Readers in overtime,
25-23. They will now compete in
the Paulding County Battle of the
Books on Wednesday, April 13.
Paulding Elementary School has announced the honor roll
Battle of the Books is a literary
for the third nine weeks:
competition for Paulding County
* Denotes all As
schools sponsored by the Pauld GRADE 3 *Grace Goyings, *Samantha Reineck, *Culing County Carnegie Library sysly Thompson, Conner Couts, Geovoni Davis, Ameah Garza,
tem. Teams participating in the
Kane Jones, Kamryn Sutton, *Kiara Adams,*Peyton Manz,
competition read 50 books over
*Claire Miller, *Marley Parrett, *Nico Stahl, Makenna Dunthe course of the school year.
ham, Austen Kinder, Piper Kochel, Johnathan Lipps, Aniyah
Sajuan, Ameriona Stiltner, Mercedes Valle, *Luke Beckman,
*Aeylah Hitzeman, *Brandon Schroeder, Kaitlyn Goings,
Alex Leal, Halcyon Smith, Emiliano Turner, Jalyn Klopfenstein, *Emma Porter, *Toby Reno, Josiah Akom, Hannah ArOakwood Elementary School has an- Hunt, *Sayge Belcher, *Lillian Lamond, Morgan Szurminski, *Kylie McCray, nold, Brianna Bermejo, Courtney Good, Colev Laguna, Jada
nounced the honor roll for the third *Adan Cano, *Emma McCray, *Bailey *Elli Barton, *Rhaegan Marshall, Smith, Blayze Vance, Zavian LaFountain, Gavin Coil
nine weeks:
Hunter, *Braxton Schilt
*Jamy Hunt, *Kacy Hornish, *Aiden GRADE 4 *Carla Manz, *Maci Kauser, *Cyrah Brad* Denotes all As
Grade 3 Matthew Bail, Abigail Bail, Miller, *Kurtis Bauer, *Tyler Schlatter ford, Riley Stork, Marley Sprouse, Chris Smith, Tytus Manz,
Grade 1 Jolene Branham, Trenton Julieana Biliti, Emma Elkins, Jericho Grade 5 Bridget Gribble, Olivia Lo- Ella Gorrell, Stephen Gonzalez, Jacob Fife, Dawson Bradford,
Bail, Blake Spear, Sam Brown, Trinity Guyton, Hayden Elston, Curtis Langs- gan, Gavin King, Emma McClure, Han- *Casey Agler, *Meagan Hirschy, Josh Funez, Esthre Rocha,
Starr, Autumn Caudill, Janee Tousley, dorf, Kayla Hunter, *Ashley Rickels, Em- nah Leaman, Mason Schlatter, Gage Emma Townley, Aly Valle, *Sarah Wong, *Lathan Schneider,
Avery Cooper, *Quinton Burns, May- ily Keezer, *Brooklyn Schlatter, Brooke Lloyd, Ariana Sheaks, Benji Parks, Bry- *Malia Manz, Drake Ankney, Kynzi Bauer, Hunter Couts,
lie Hopkins, *Tori Schlatter, Spencer Kilgore, *Max Stork, Bryce Manz, anna Winke, Chandler White, *Hayden Abbigail Cutlip, Victoria Dunson, Adrieannah Garms, Caleb
Manz, Brice Spear, *David Johnson, *Kadence Thomas, Logan Peters, *Jack Mullen, *Joe Estle, *Caydence Rue, Larson, Riley Smith, Kamrun Smith, *Brianna Draper, *Sarah
Lewis, *Allison Schilt, Devon Egnor, Ronnie Goodwin, Aden
*Joey Kipp, *Mackenzie Leatherman, Woods, Ethan Warner, *Libby Dotterer
*Cassie Weller
Lero, Dillon Shough, Ava Showalter, Alyssia Wilson
*Maizy Ripke, *Makayla Spears
Grade 4 Trinity Cohan, Marc Grade 6 Rhees Andrews, Sophia GRADE 5 Syndel Barker, Ashlyn Goings, Paige Hull,
Grade 2 Grady Barton, Adrieana Sheaks, Emma Dotterer, Jocelynn Par- Fisher, Brianna Ford, Sabrina Keen- Carlea Kuckuck, Carter Manz, Jacob Martinez, Dakota OuBiliti, Konnor Bauer, Jonah Cohan, Car- rett, Jackson Keller, Owen Logan, Tae- er, Kalyn Goshia, Billie Vargo, Jude sley, Olivia Porter, Ean Seibert, Chantz Verfaillie, Damian
son Eitniear, Lilian Daniels, Hope Pe- gan Manz, Layla Logan, Ishara Mason, Marshall, *Erika Dobbelaere, Wyatt Wood, Mason Doster, Ethan Foltz, Dawson Lamb, Brayden
ters, Brooklyn King, Chase Riley, Layla Braden Hernandez, Ally Jo Merriman, Noffsinger, *Jarrett Hornish, Makayla McNeely, Carmen Reno, Braxton Ricker, Sydney Trahin,
Kremer, *Abby Elkins, Dylan Perez, Nathan Guyton, Jesse Shaffer, Kobe Sherry, *Sam Woods, *Tianna Cooper, Corbin Wannemacher, *Ashton Manz, Zak Bauer, Shirlyn
*Hunter Harwell, Avery Stahl, *Addy Foor, Charity Switzer, Royce Cooper, *Mark Butler
Hunter, Miranda Iler, Britney Johns, Nick Manz

Paulding Elementary School

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Honor roll update

High School issued two
updates for its third nine
weeks honor roll for ninth
grade. Lexie Beckman
was added to the 4.0 list,
and Abigail Leaman was
added to the list of students with 3.0-3.4 GPA.


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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 9A

Paulding Putnam Electric Coops (PPEC) fundraiser for Honor Flight continues. The family
of Darrell Pease made a donation toward the Honor Flight
Fundraiser in his memory. In total, the family collected $1,205.
From left are Mark Pease, Lisa
Rhonehouse, Freda Pease and
Corbin Rhonehouse. Corbin is
the grandson of Darrell Pease
and is also a lineman at PPEC.
So far, $45,000 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 on June 4. Truck raffle
tickets can be purchased online
at www.PPEC.coop.

The Paulding County Hospital Foundation held its annual meeting on April 4. On hand from the Fraternal Order of Eagles was John
Gutierrez (left), who presented the foundation with a $1,000 donation
to Rob Goshia. The foundation appreciates the Eagles continued
support. The PCH Foundation also acknowledged Haviland Drainage
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WT plays Saturday at Fifth Third, April 20 at Parkview Field
HAVILAND Wayne Traces varsity baseball squad will get two very
special opportunities in the week
ahead as the Raiders are scheduled to
play at both Fifth Third Field in Toledo and Parkview Field in Fort Wayne
over the next seven days.
On Saturday, April 16, the Raiders
make the trip to Fifth Third Field to
take on Ottoville. Fifth Third Field
is home to the Toledo Mud Hens,
AAA affiliate of the Detroit Tigers.
We have the opportunity to play
at two very special ball parks, commented Raider head coach Ryne Jerome. Both of them will give our
guys an opportunity to play on a high
quality field and be a lot of fun to be
a part of the whole experience.

Ottoville entered play this week

with a record of 2-4, coming off of
an 11-1 loss to Miller City last week.
The Big Green posted a 7-2 victory over Columbus Grove in Putnam
County League action. Ottovilles
other victory is an 8-4 win over Fort
Jennings in non-league action.
Ottoville opened its season on
March 26 with an 11-0 loss to Parkway, a game that was much closer
than the final score shows.
The contest was scoreless through
four innings before the visiting Panthers picked up four runs in the fifth
and added a single run in the sixth.
Parkway then broke the game open
with a six-run seventh.
In other games, the Big Green fell
at Crestview 19-9 and dropped an
11-5 decision to Ottawa Glandorf.

Ottovilles roster features 11 players, highlighted by six sophomores

to go along with two seniors, two
juniors and a freshman.
The Raiders then follow that up with
a game at Parkview Field on Wednesday, April 20, as Wayne Trace battles
Wayne High School of Fort Wayne.
Parkview Field is the home location
for the Fort Wayne Tin Caps, Single A
squad for the San Diego Padres.
Each location will bring a unique
atmosphere and gives our guys some
great memories and great experience, Jerome continued. We want
the guys to enjoy the moment.
Wayne entered action this week
winless in three games as the Generals have struggled so far this season.
In its season opener, Wayne Trace
dropped a 12-0 decision to Man-

chester on March 30.

Wayne then traveled to Columbus, Ind. on April 2 for a doubleheader with East High School.
The opener of the day saw the
host Olympians roll to a 16-0 victory over the Generals and Columbus
East followed that up with a 20-1
win in game two.
After a light schedule in the early part of the season, Wayne started a stretch of seven games in ten
days (weather permitting) this past
Monday, including six games in the
Summit Athletic Conference.
Waynes roster consists of 14
players, five of which are seniors
along with two juniors, four sophomores and three freshmen.
The Generals have struggled at the
plate through three games, striking out

29 times as a team while recording a

team on-base percentage of .196.
Senior Jon Krouse, who attended Wayne Trace in his elementary
years, has a double and freshman
Leontae Warren adds a single for
the lone two hits for the General
offense on the season, with Krouse
also driving in senior Jacob Fisher
for Waynes only run.
Warren and freshman Torren
Gonzalez each have a stolen base on
the year as well.
On the mound, eight difference
pitchers have made appearances this
year with no pitcher having tossed
more than 2-1/3 innings.
As a staff, the Generals have
struck out 13 hitters in 13 innings of
work while allowing 26 hits and 22

Varsity Track

Kelly Pracht/Paulding County Progress

Paulding Lady Panther Jessica Weller clears a hurdle in the recent track meet with Defiance and
Van Wert. Weller finished third in the 300 hurdle event.
In a tri-meet at Antwerp last
week, Fairview swept past the
host Archers and Holgate for a
pair of victories.
On the girls side, the
Apaches totaled 84 points
while Holgate took second at
49 and Antwerp finished third
with 23.
Audrie Longardner won the
800 run for the Archers in a
time of 2:27 while the Archer
1600 relay squad was also victorious in 4:33.88.
Other placers for Antwerp
included Rachel Williamson
(third, 400 dash), Annie Miesle
(second, 300 hurdles), Klayre
Manella (fourth, shot put and
second, discus) and Amanda
Roberts (third, long jump).
Fairview took the boys
meet with 103 points followed
by Antwerp at 29 and Holgate
with 18.
The Archers Erik Buchan
won the high jump with a leap
of 5-10 while Sam Williamson
took the 1600 run in 4:42 and
3200 run in 10:20.
Also scoring points for the
blue-and-white were Jake
Ryan (third, 400 dash and
second, long jump), Buchan
(third, 1600 run) and Brandon
Laney (fourth, 1600 run and
second, 800 run).
The Defiance girls and Van
Wert boys captured tri-meet
victories in action with Paulding last week.
On the girls side, the Bulldogs totaled 77-1/2 points
followed by Van Wert with 68
Kelly Pracht/Paulding County Progress and the Panthers with 29-1/2.
Pauldings Lucas Arend leaps 17-4 in his attempt at the long Caitlyn Myers won the 100
jump. In the early season competition the Panthers went up dash with a time of 13.60
Other placers for the Panagainst Defiance and Van Wert.

Kelly Pracht/Paulding County Progress

Running the 400 dash for the first time in his career, junior Dayton Pracht was impressive with a
third place finish for the Panthers.
thers were Kaylee Plummer
(third, 100 hurdles and long
jump), Jessica Weller (fourth,
100 dash and 300 hurdles),
Kristen Razo (second, high
jump), Jacee Harwell (second,
pole vault), JoEllyn Salinas
(third, pole vault), Miah Coil
(fourth, discus) and Tori Bradford (fourth, high jump).
Pauldings 400 relay team of
Taylor March, Caitlyn Myers,
Jacee Harwell and Kaylen Hale
took second as did the 800 relay squad of Harwell, Gabriella
Stahl, Plummer and Myers. In
the 1600 relay, Kaylen Hale,
March, Christine Clapsaddle
and Stahl combined to post a
second place finish.
Van Werts boys posted
77-1/2 points to nip second
place Defiances 70-1/2 while
Paulding was third with 14
Preston Ingol tied for first in
the long jump with a leap of
Point getters for the maroon and white included Preston Ingol (third, 100 dash),
Alex Riethman (fourth, high
jump), Hunter Kesler (third,
pole vault) and Dayton Pracht
(third, 400 dash).
The quartet of Preston InKelly Pracht/Paulding County Progress
gol, Brendon Lothamer, Isaiah Aaron Horstman releases the shot during one of his attempts
Theobald and Jesse Goings during the recent Paulding track meet with Van Wert and Defitook second in the 400 relay. ance. Horstman threw the shot put 29-10.

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Varsity Games of the Week


Antwerp ................................. 3
Parkway.................................. 7
Antwerp.................................. 5
Delphos Jefferson................... 4
Antwerp vs. Ayersville...............
Antwerp vs. Paulding................
Paulding................................. 3
Ayersville................................ 2
Paulding vs. Columbus Grove...
Wayne Trace......................... 10
Ottoville.................................. 3
Wayne Trace......................... 18
LCC......................................... 6


Antwerp vs. Ayersville...............

Defiance................................. 7
Paulding................................. 1

Columbus Grove vs. Paulding...

Paulding vs. Pandora-Gilboa.....
Paulding vs. Edon.....................
Wayne Trace ........................ 11
Antwerp.................................. 0


At Antwerp
Boys meet
Fairview.............................. 103
Antwerp................................ 29
Holgate................................. 18
Girls meet
Fairview................................ 84
Holgate................................. 49
Antwerp................................ 23
At Van Wert
Boys meet
Van Wert............................ 77.5
Defiance B...................... 70.5
Paulding............................... 14
Defiance............................... 10
Girls meet
Defiance............................ 77.5
Van Wert............................68.0

Paulding............................ 29.5
Paulding at Lima Bath Invitational canceled

Sports schedule

Softball: Antwerp hosts Tinora;
Paulding hosts Delphos Jefferson; Wayne Trace at Holgate
Baseball: Antwerp hosts Tinora;
Paulding hosts Delphos Jefferson; Wayne Trace at Holgate
Softball: Antwerp hosts Lincolnview; Paulding at Parkway;
Wayne Trace at Continental
Baseball: Antwerp hosts Lincolnview
Track & Field: Paulding at Columbus Grove Bulldog Invitational; Antwerp at Wayne Trace
Softball: Paulding hosts Van
Wert (DH); Wayne Trace hosts
Ottawa-Glandorf (DH)
Baseball: Antwerp hosts Paulding and Hicksville; Wayne Trace
vs. Ottoville at Toledo
Softball: Antwerp hosts Van

Varsity Baseball
In its season opener, Paulding dropped a 2-1
decision to Lima Shawnee last week.
The Indians scored first, plating one in the
top of the fourth, before the Panthers evened
the game with their only run in the bottom of
the fourth.
However, Lima Shawnee scored the decisive run by adding one in the top of the sixth.
Damon Egnor was the tough-luck loser for
the Panthers, giving up two hits while fanning
14 in a complete game effort.
Corbin Edwards and Jarrett Sitton each had
doubles for Paulding with Cameron Doster
adding a single. James Mourey had the lone
Paulding run batted in.
Defiance handed the Panthers a 7-1 nonleague loss last week on a cold and wet afternoon.
The Bulldogs scored twice in the first and
third innings before adding a single run in the
fourth and two more in the seventh.
Paulding plated its lone run in the bottom of
the first.
Johanns took the loss for the maroon-andwhite, giving up nine hits, seven runs and four
walks while fanning five in seven innings of
Edwards, Sitton and Martinez all had singles for the Panther offense, with Edwards
scoring the only Paulding run and Sitton picking up the run batted in. Johanns also had a
stolen base.
Wayne Trace opened its season with a 5-4
win over Continental as the Raiders got a
Noah Stoller single in the bottom of the seventh to score Luke Miller with the winning
Stoller got the win on the mound for the
Raiders, tossing the final inning and giving up

one hit and one run while fanning one. Braden

Zuber tossed the first six, allowing six hits and
a pair of walks to go along with 10 strikeouts
in six innings.
Korbin Slade, Austin Fast, Stoller and Miller each picked up a single for the Raiders.
In a county rivalry matchup, Wayne Trace
recorded an 11-0 win over Antwerp.
The Raiders scored two times in the first before adding seven in the second for a 9-0 advantage. Wayne Trace then plated single runs
in the third and fourth to seal the victory.
Austin Winebrenner tossed two innings for
the victory, striking out two and walking one.
Alec Vest, Braden Zuber and Grant Baumle
combined to pitch the other three innings for
Wayne Trace.
Matt Jones took the loss for Antwerp, surrendering seven hits, nine runs and four walks
while striking out one in 1-2/3 innings. Hunter
Noel was the other Archer pitcher in the contest.
Noah Stoller had a single and a double
for Wayne Trace with Blaine Jerome adding
two singles. Seth Yenser, Jake Baksa, Austin
Winebrenner, Korbin Slade, Alec Vest and
Grant Baumle all chipped in singles for the
Noah Cline had the lone Archer hit, a single.

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Wert; Wayne Trace hosts Miller

Baseball: Antwerp at Fort Jennings; Wayne Trace hosts Van
Track & Field: Antwerp and Hilltop at Hicksville
Softball: Antwerp at Wayne
Baseball: Antwerp at Wayne
Trace; Paulding at Continental
Track & Field: Paulding hosts
Temple Christian and Spencerville; Wayne Trace, Fairview at
Softball: Wayne Trace hosts
Baseball: Wayne Trace vs.
Wayne High (Fort Wayne) at Tincaps Field

Paulding senior Jaycie Varner recently signed her letter of

intent to continue her volleyball career at the University of Rio
Grande in Rio Grande, Ohio. The Red Storm was 26-8 last season
and finished 8-4 in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, tying for fifth in the league. With Varner are her parents,
Jenni (seated left) and Jim Varner (seated right) and Paulding
volleyball head coach Josh Early.

Varsity Softball
The Archers dropped a 7-3
decision to Parkway as the
Panthers scored twice in the
first and second innings before holding off Antwerp.
Single runs in the third and
fourth innings got the Archers
within 4-2 before Parkway
responded with three runs in
the top of the seventh. Antwerp did manage to get one
more in the home half of the
seventh but the Panthers held
on for the victory.
Braaten took the loss, giving up 10 hits and three walks
while fanning three in seven
innings of work.
Sidney Barnhouse posted
three singles to top the Antwerp offense with Callie Perry adding a pair of singles.
Emily Derck, Beth Hawley,
Lindsey Bok and Becca Johanns all had singles as well.
Emily Derck hit a run scoring triple that scored Avery
Braaten in the ninth inning
to lift Antwerp past Delphos
Jefferson 5-4.
Antwerp scored in the
fourth to take a 1-0 lead before Delphos Jefferson plated
two runs in the fifth to go on
top 2-1. After the Archers tied
the game in the seventh at
2-2, each team scored twice
in the eighth to keep the game
knotted at 4-4.
Braaten pitched all nine innings for the Archers, striking
out nine while allowing nine
hits and two walks.
Derck also had a single to
aid the Archer offense with
Callie Perry chipping in three
singles. Sierra Cline and
Hope Smith both recorded
two singles. Braaten, Sidney
Barnhouse, Becca Johanns
and Brooke Hatlevig also had
a single for Antwerp.


In the season opener,
Wayne Trace plated seven
runs in the opening frame and
went on to record a 10-3 win
over Ottoville.
Natalie Torman recorded
three singles for the Raiders
with Alex Fast adding a pair
of singles. Megan Moore
and Madison Zartman each
ripped a double while Brooke
Sinn and Sydney Critten had
a single each.
Maggie Crosby picked up
the victory, allowing nine hits
and three runs while fanning
four in seven innings of work.
Against the Thunderbirds,
the Raiders scored seven
times in the first and added
five more in the second in
cruising to an 18-6 win.
Maggie Crosby tossed the
five-inning victory, allowing
13 hits and six runs in the
Carrie Thrasher and Carley
Wright each had a single and
a double for the red, white and
blue with Megan Moore chipping in two singles. Brooke
Sinn, Natalie Torman, Kalin
Gerber, Maggie Crosby, Sydney Critten and Alex Fast also
had singles for the Raiders.
Paulding opened its season
with an 8-7 win over Continental behind a standout performance from leadoff hitter
Kelsey Beck.
Beck ripped a pair of doubles and added three singles
in five at bats for the Panthers
while also recording four stolen bases and scoring twice.
Audrey Manz also had a
double for Paulding with Darian Andrews, Kristen Schilt,
Haylee Dominique and Bailey Pieper adding a single

Ohio-Indiana All-Star game April 17

Ranked number one
throughout the regular season
Neate scored 12 points in their
semi final win over Jackson
and then followed it up with
16 markers in the championship game. Adams had a
14-point effort in the Lancers semi final game and then
hauled in 10 rebounds in the
championship clash. Ludwig
drained nine points in the title
match up to close out his high
school career.
The lone Crestview player
playing in the classic is a good
one in Conner Lautzenheiser.
The Knight averaged 23 points
per games and will play his
college basketball at St. Francis in Fort Wayne. The NAIA
school finished its season at
national runner-ups with a
33-5 record.
The contingent from Indiana
will be led by Heritage coach
Barry Singrey who in his first
year at Heritage finished with
a record of 7-16.

Players from Bellmont,

Woodlan, Heritage Leo and
Adams Central will complete
the roster for Indiana.
On the girls side of the ledger, Scott McMichael will
be on the sidelines to coach
the Ohio girls. McMichael,
a popular coach in the area
has coached both boys and
girls and recently guided the
Antwerp Lady Archers to an
11-13 season.
The Ohio squad will feature
three Lady Archers, two Lady
Raiders and one from Paulding. Playing on their home
floor will be Avery Braaten,
Audrie Longardner and Kiana
Recker. Paulding senior Samantha Meggison will represent the maroon-and-white.
From Wayne Trace, Courtney
Mead and Erin Mohr will represent the red-white-and-blue.
Mohr, who will attend Huntington University, led the area in
scoring at 19 points per contest
and also collected nearly eight
rebounds a game. Mohr helped

lead the Raiders to a state ranking as high as number two, finishing with a 17-6 record.
Also, wearing the all-star
jersey will be Clair Zaleski
and Emily Bower (a 1,000
point career scorer) from
Crestview, Ashton Bowersock
from Lincolnview, and Morgan Magowan from Van Wert.
On the Hoosier side, the

girls will be coached by veteran Leo coach Carrie Shapell. In 11 seasons, Shapell
has won 158 games while
losing 90.
Players from Heritage,
Leo, South Adams, New
Haven and Woodlan will participate.
Following the boys game
will be the 3-point contest and
a dunk contest will be featured
during halftime of the boys
Admission is $5 for everyone with preschool admitted
free. No passes will be accepted other than administrator passes.

Paulding athletes named scholar list

The Northwest Conference
recently released its list of
winter sports scholar athletes
with Paulding posting 19 gold
level honorees along with nine
silver level award winners.
Paulding boys basketball
players on the gold level included Corbin Edwards, Nathan Gee, Alex Arellano, Jarrett Sitton, Preston Johanns,
Marcus Miller and Preston

Taylor Schooley, Kynsie Etzler, Jordan Shull, Haley Porter and Sierra Bullard were the
cheerleaders recognized.
Girls basketball honorees
were Samantha Meggison, Allison Arend, Skyler McCullough,
Faith Vogel and Kaylen Hale.
Two wrestlers also were recognized in Jordan Weidenhamer and Charles Clapsaddle.
To receive gold level status,
athletes must letter in the sport
and post a 3.5 or higher grade
point average during that season.
Lucas Hanenkratt and Grif-

fin Harder each received silver

status from the boys basketball team while cheerleaders
listed were Molly Meeker and
Emily Knodel.
Audrey Manz, Asia Arellano and Bri Townley were
named from the girls basketball squad with Hunter Powell and Ryan Woodring listed
from the wrestling team.
Silver level award winners
must have a grade point average between 3.0 and 3.49
during the season along with
lettering in the sport.


ANTWERP This years
Parkview Sports Medicine AllStar Classic will again be played
at Antwerp High School. The
classic is entering its third year
and serves as a fundraiser for
Antwerp athletics.
The event will be held on
Sunday, April 17 and will feature senior players from the area
who will battle their Indiana
counterparts. The boys showdown will tip-off at 3 p.m.
The Ohio boys will be
coached by Shawn Brewer,
who recently resigned from
his coaching duties at Paulding. The former coach collected three sectional titles and
two district runner-up finishes.
Overall, Brewer finished his
Paulding coaching tenure with
a 93-68 record in seven years
on the sidelines.
Brewer will welcome five
players from Paulding County
including one very familiar
player in Alex Arellano, who
played for Paulding while averaging 18 points a contest.
Joining Arellano will be Antwerps Sam Williamson, who
scored at a 19-point clip per
contest, and center Josh Longardner. The other two local
representatives come from
Wayne Trace: Luke Miller and
Alec Vest. Miller was one of
the Raiders top shooters from
long range hitting 39 percent
of his 3-pointers.
Also playing for the Ohio
stars will be three members
from the 27-2 state runner-up
Lincolnview Lancers. Hayden
Ludwig, Trevor Neate and
Chandler Adams will have
the opportunity to shine on the
court one more time prior to

Pieper also scored twice

and added a run batted in for
the Panthers and Andrews
had two stolen bases.
Schilt picked up the complete game win on the mound,
striking out seven while allowing seven hits and seven
The Panthers dropped a 12-2
decision to Lima Shawnee as
the host Indians scored four
times in the first and three in the
third to grab a 7-0 advantage.
After Paulding got two runs
in the fourth, Lima Shawnee
closed the game out with a five
run sixth.
Audrey Manz took the loss
for Paulding, surrendering three
hits, four runs and six walks
with four strikeouts in two innings of work.
Dominique posted two singles for the maroon and white
with Beck, Manz and Daleigh
Davis all adding singles. Davis also drove in two runs for
In action last Tuesday,
Paulding scored three times in
the bottom of the first and held
on for a 3-2 win over Ayersville. The Pilots got single runs
in the third and fourth but the
Pilots were unable to come up
with the game-tying third run.
Audrey Manz got the win for
the Panthers, scattering eight
hits and two walks while striking out four in seven innings of
Kelsey Beck and Audrey
Manz each had a single and a
double for the Panthers while
Haylee Dominique, Kristen
Schilt and Darian Andrews all
posted a single.
Beck, Manz and Daleigh
Davis scored runs for Paulding
with Schilt and Manz both
driving in runs.

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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

Please contact the SWCD at 419-3994771 or paulding@pauldingswcd.org

for an application.

old photographs, old
photo albums, military
items, old signs,old postcards, old toys, antiques,
etc. 419-393-2107

Resume and application deadline is

April 15, 2016.

Full and Part Time

We offer a positive working environment

in a small town setting.
Come Home to Hickory Creek

For details contact:

Hickory Creek at Hicksville
401 Fountain Street
Hicksville, Ohio 43526


Toledo Molding and Die, Inc. is an automotive supplier
of plastic molding injection parts, air induction and HVAC
assemblies. We have recently expanded our plant and
are continuing to experience growth. We are looking for
result oriented TEAM members.
Toledo Molding and Die and the United Auto Workers of
America, Local 2279, have much to offer. If you possess
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Applications are available in the front lobby of the plant.
TMD offers excellent starting pay with benefits of health,
life, sickness & accident insurance and a 401(k) plan.
No phone calls please.


Real Estate Auction

Grover Hill, OH
Wed., May 4 @ 5 P.M.

To see nice color pictures & interior shots of properties offered

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

4 BR, 2 Bath Home - Corner Lot

#1753 New Listing - Affordable 3

BR home w/many updates. 315
W. Harrison St, Paulding $45,000.
Call Don Gorrell 419-399-7699



Mowing. Reasonable
prices. 419-399-5186

Multiple Listing

#1721 Reduced! 726 Hoover,

Paulding. 3 Bed 2 Bath. New kitchen,
fireplace, garage w/ separate work
room. Whole house generator. Seller
Says Sell! Will consider reasonable
offers! Now $110,000 Call Aaron

Hickory Creek at Hicksville,

a Five Star charitable non-profit nursing
facility, is seeking qualified candidates
for the following positions:

New Listing #1754 300 S. Williams

St. Paulding... Well-kept 3 BDRM
1.5 bath home on a corner lot, full
basement & newer metal roof, living
room w/fireplace, rear deck. $79,000
Call Don Gorrell

#1736 503 W. Garfield Ave.

Paulding... 1.5 Story, 4 BDRM, 2.5
bath, spcious All-American home,
C/A, full basement, living & dining
room, lg. eat-in style kitchen, rear
deck. New Price $185,000.... Call
Joe Den Herder
#1741 Reduced! 7263 Rd 72,
Payne, Wayne Trace. 4 Bed, 3
bath home. Master Suite, move
in ready & beautiful. Pole Barn,
Shed, Many Updates.$169,900
Call Aaron 419-769-5808

Location: 203 Walnut St., Grover Hill, OH (Across from

the Grover Hill Elevator).. 4 Bdrm, 2 Baths, approximate 1,680 sq. ft. Att. 1 Car Garage, Investors and
Speculators Are Welcome Disregard Previous Asking Prices---- Open Inspections: Wed., April 20 &
Wed., April 27 from 3 PM to 4 PM or call the office
for other inspections .. Visit our web site @ www.
gorrellbros-paulding.com Terms: $1,000 earnest
money on the day of auction; balance due at closing
on or before May 6, 2016 . Seller: Joyce M. Kimmel
Estate, Pldg Co. Probate Crt Case 20161019 Patricia
M. Adams, Executor David A. Hyman, Atty. Don F.
Gorrell -Sale Mgr., Larry D. Gorrell, Broker, Aaron Timm
Joe DenHerder - Nolan Shisler Auctioneers

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

Due to increased sales, Teem Wholesale is adding

another customer service position. Applicants
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abilities to work in a team setting and multitask.
Applicants must also have a 2 or 4 year degree
or substantial work experience in similar position.
Required job tasks may include direct interaction
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and some receivables. Competitive wages, health,
dental & life insurance, 401K, paid vacations and
holidays are all available.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 13A




POSITION: Assistant to the Treasurer Payroll and Accounts Payable

LOCATION: Antwerp Local School District Office 303 S Harrmann Road,
Antwerp, OH
Associate degree with training in accounting or equivalent experience
Previous payroll and accounts payable experience preferably in a school setting
Possess strong organizational skills, ability to collaborate with others, handle
confidential matters, work well under pressure, demonstrate attention to detail
and have strong written and verbal communication skills
Computer skills including, but not limited to: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and
Uniform School Accounting Software or similar payroll system
Knowledge of payroll tax reporting, governmental fund accounting and federal
and state regulations governing payroll


Calculate and process bi-weekly payroll
Process/report all periodic payroll tax returns and statements
Manage all employee deductions, including but not limited to health insurance,
tax sheltered annuities, retirement, union dues, etc.
Maintain employee sick, personal and vacation leave
Perform administrative functions necessary to maintain daily operations of the
treasurers office
Prepare and process purchase orders and pay district invoices on a weekly basis
Tag and maintain fixed assets inventory records
Additional responsibilities as assigned by the Treasurer
CONTRACT: 260 day contract with health, dental and vision insurance, paid
holidays, vacation and sick leave starting date July 1, 2016
SALARY: Approximately $24,000 per year or more if experience allows
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Send a letter of interest, resume and two (2) letters
of recommendation by April 25, 2016 to the attention of:
Kristine Stuart, Treasurer
Antwerp Local School
303 S Harrmann Rd
Antwerp, OH 45813

A part-time Supply Chain Tech position

(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:

Van Wert County Hospital

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

Apply online:


Lima, OH: Come Grow With Us!

Van Wert Manor is looking for

Third Shift and

Second Shift Nursing
Full Time
We are also offering STNA classes
if you are not state tested for FREE
and you get compensation while
attending the training.
Full time positions include health benefits,
vacation benefits, and 401K options.

If interested, applicants can apply in

person at

Van Wert Manor

160 Fox Road
Van Wert, Ohio 45891



The Office Associate provides a range of ba-

sic office support services (e.g. provide manual clerical support service such as filing,
sorting, mailing and copying, light reception
& typing etc.) or performs specialized production tasks (document/record maintenance, review, processing, filing, etc.) for the
Paulding County Extension Office. This is a
full-time position is under the direction and
supervision of the County Director. The person is hired to assist the 4-H and Agriculture
programs in Paulding County.

Join our Winning Team

at Van Wert Manor

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


in Paulding County is hiring an

Office Associate position

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This fulltime position is
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accounts payable functions,
reconciliations, community
benefits tracking, and provides
switchboard coverage. The
ideal candidate will have an
understanding of financial
processes such as debits and
credits, month-end, etc. A
bachelors degree in Accounting
or related field is preferred.


At YOUR Service

Fast growing organization

Now Hiring
Janitorial Service
Allen, Auglaize, Hardin
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Competitive Wages
Production Bonuses
Flexible Schedule
Vacation/Holiday Pay
401K Retirement Plan
Treated with Respect

Qualified candidates are

encouraged to submit a
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Van Wert County Hospital

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

Apply in person

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Production Team Leader Requires previous work
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Quality Manager
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14A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, April 13, 2016



Paulding Elementary fourth graders have been conducting experiments with density. Mrs.
Kelly Buss is shown working on a project with some of her fourth grade students.

The Paulding Elementary 4th graders completed their unit on mythology.. Shown in the photo are student Lathan Schneider, Brianna Draper and Chloe Hicks with their culminating project.

Miss Kathy Sinns sixth graders at Grover Hill Elementary participated in the Pringle Challenge.
In groups they designed, created and tested packages to mail one Pringle chip across the country.
They were matched with classes in Texas and California where their packages will be opened, the
chips inspected and their observations shared online. WTGH will do the same with packages from
the other schools! Pictured from left - Trevor Sinn, Kierstynn Baker, Macy Moiser and Faith Meraz.

Miss Kathy Sinns sixth graders at Grover Hill Elementary designed, created, tested and presentPaulding Middle School students recently raised $244 dollars for the American Heart
ed their roller coasters. Here, the preschoolers and kindergarten students enjoyed the opportunity Association by competing in a free throw shooting contest. Winners of the free throw shooting
to launch the marble and watch the ride. View more pictures at http://sinnk4.wix.com/science. contest were Tyrel Goings, Blake McGarvey, Sydney McCullough and Sadie Estle.

The students in the 21st Century Program at Wayne Trace Jr./

Sr. High School are participating in the Ironwill Kids Powerup!
Program to learn about the importance of healthy nutritious meals.
The Ironwill Kids PowerUp! program is a fun, interactive nutrition
Anns Bright Beginnings Preschoolers recently boarded the big yellow school bus to visit the kindergarten classrooms and teach- experience designed to get kids excited about food and the role it
ers at Paulding Elementary. This trip helps pave the way for our preschoolers to attend kindergarten screening with less fear and plays in a healthy lifestyle. Pictured are Natalie Bostleman, Maria
more smiles! A very special thank you to Mr. Rick Varner and Mrs. Stephanie Tear for making this trip possible for us every year. Stoller, and Mrs. Annette Sinn as they prepare their Purple Berry
Blast Smoothie (with SPINACH)!!
Shown here are the children who attended our very fun day with Mrs. Tear, elementary principal.

The Following Businesses are proud to

present the Paulding County School Zone
Proud Sponsor of

Paulding Countys School Zone

Paulding Maramart
Payne Maramart
127 Maramart
1883 2015

132 Continuous Years

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(419) 399-3160

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 15A

Exhibit chronicles nearly 190 years of local school history

Feature Writer
PAULDING In its main
display room at the museum,
the John Paulding Historical
Society is featuring an exhibit
called The History of the
Education System in Paulding County. Volunteers have
spent many hours researching,
organizing and displaying a
wide assortment of photographs, newspaper clippings
and other memorabilia from
county schools, some still
thriving and some now defunct.
We started with the history
of one-room schools in the
county, which were mostly in
the outlying areas. But some
of the towns and villages had
one-room schools, too, says
Phyllis Bidlack, who is in
charge of the educational display. We wanted to showcase
as many of them as possible.
Our display shows the history of all the schools in the
county, some of which are
located where no town even
exists today.
She goes on to say that
Broughton, Hedges, Payne,
Antwerp, Cecil, Junction,
Arthur and even Dague had
school buildings.
Most of them just taught
grades one through eight,
she says. But a few of them
went through grade 12. There
were no strict guidelines in the
early days, so students didnt
have to stay in school until
they were 18. A lot of them

dropped out to go to work or

to help on the family farms.
In 1892, more than 9,100
boys and girls were enrolled
in a township or village school
in the county; nearly all were
in grades 1-8. Today, the countys enrollment in all grades
preschool through 12th grade
is about 3,400.
According to the Historical Atlas of Paulding County,
Ohio, 1892, compiled by O.
Morrow and F.W. Bashore and
reprinted for the historical society in 1978, Paulding County
has a rich and interesting history when it comes to the education of its young people.
Broken down by township,
it lists when and where the
first classes were taught and
by whom, and in which year
the first schoolhouses were
built in each township. The
following are excerpts from
that book.
Crane was the first township
in the county to be organized.
Its first school was taught in
1827 in a small log house
which stood on the north bank
of the Maumee River, about
two miles northwest of Cecil.
The first school house was
built in the village of New
Rochester in 1836 and was a
20x24 log cabin.
In Carryall Township, the
second to be organized, a man
named William Roberts taught
students in the first school in
1833. It was a select school,
taught in a log cabin, and had
about 15 pupils. The cabin

stood on the north bank of

the Maumee, about two miles
northeast of Antwerp.
The first school in Brown
Township was taught by John
D. Carlton in 1834 in a non-occupied cabin on a farm near
Charloe with 15-20 students
in attendance. The first school
building a 20x24 log cabin
- was erected a year later in
In Auglaize Township, the
first school was taught by A.C.
Adams in 1840 in a log cabin
that stood in Section 25, Range
3. The school was a small
building with a clapboard roof,
a puncheon floor and a stick
chimney. There were 10-12
pupils in attendance. The first
schoolhouse in the township
was built in the village of Junction in 1854.
The first school house
erected in Washington Township was a small log cabin built
in 1843, where the 12 pupils
were taught by Lydia Harrell.
The school was located in Section 15. In 1892, there were 11
schools in the township, two of
which were for the education
of black youths and taught by
black teachers.
The first school in Benton
Township was a select school.
Its 10 pupils were taught by
John Zimmerman in 1843. The
first public school was taught
by W.H. Kilpatrick in 1854 in
a log cabin in Section 16. The
first frame school house was
erected in the autumn of 1863
and was located in Section 20.

Sunnyside School was a wood-frame one-room school that was once located northwest of
Paulding at the corner of Roads 144 and 87. School souvenirs such as this card from 1914 were
often given to students on the last day of classes.
It was 20x20 in size and cost
a total of $875 to build.
In Harrison Township, the
first step taken toward the education of the youth was in a
select school taught by Mrs.
Caroline Merchant, in 1844, at
the residence of her husband,
Theodore G. Merchant. The
building was located in Section 36 and housed 15 pupils.
The school was taught more
for the purpose of disseminating knowledge than for the
paltry remuneration received,
and proved after many years
to have been seed sown upon
good ground. The first school
house was built in 1850, a
16x20 log cabin situated in
the northwest quarter of Section 36.
Emerald Townships first
school was taught by Isaac McCowan in a cabin belonging to
David Hughes. It had a clapboard roof, stick chimney, mud

fireplace and a seating capacity

of 20. The first school house
was located in Section 6 and
was built by John Musselman
for a residence but was sold to
the township to be used for a
Blue Creek Townships first
school was taught by Marie
Smith in 1850 in a log house
on the Reed farm. There were
seven pupils in attendance. The
villages of Dague and Scott
also had graded schools and
special schools in the township.
In 1852, John D. Carlton
the same man who was the
first teacher in Brown Township was also the first teacher
in what is known as the Keck
District of Jackson Township.
He taught seven students in
a log cabin, the first school
house erected in the township.
It stood on the north bank of
Blue Creek in Section 26.
Latty Township was the

last in the county to be organized. The first school in that

township was taught in a small
log house which stood on the
corner of William Eatons
farm, but the name of that first
teacher has been forgotten.
Fifteen to 20 students were enrolled. The first school house
was built in 1857 at the northwest corner of Section 36.
The first school in Paulding
Township was a small frame
school house that stood on
the southwest corner of what
is now the courthouse yard. It
was taught by James M. Russell in 1853.
These and many other interesting facts can be learned
about the early education in
our county at the museum.
If you would like to see this
interesting display, visit the
museum any Tuesday through
the month of April. Hours are
from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The students and staff of the Haviland High School posed for this photo during the 1923-24
school year. The first graduating class was in 1917 and the school colors were red and white. A
display of photographs, news clippings and other school memorabilia is being exhibited at the
John Paulding Historical Society.

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The Antwerp Conservation Club held its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 19. Although
the weather was a bit cool, many children came out to enjoy the hunt. Prizes of candy or money were
discovered inside each egg. Plus, several lucky children were the winners of Easter baskets filled
with an assortment of prizes. Beautifully decorated Easter cupcakes and cookies were enjoyed. The
club appreciates all of the volunteers who worked so hard to make this event happen.

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16A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Trash collection details

stressed at Payne Council

Did you know that dandelions attract ladybugs? Put that in the plus column.

Walking on sunshine
I have this kind of love/hate
relationship with dandelions
and Im betting you do too.
Theyre the sort of thing that
you cant live with because
they irritate you so much and
you cant live without them because they just wont let you.
At this time of year, theyre
fairly innocuous, and to be
honest, theyve got a lot going
for them. Weve just emerged
from winter and seeing the
first dandelion bloom pretty
much makes each and every
one of us smile, even if its
only on the inside. And one or
two of them wont hurt anything anyway. Unless you let
it go to seed.
One dandelion bloom produces 54 to 172 seeds and one
plant will produce more than
2,000 seeds. A single acre of
dandelions is estimated to
have the capability of producing 240,000,000 seeds a year.
Not only that, dandelions do
this all on their own because
they are apomictic. In other
words, no sex is required for
them to reproduce. No wonder
they pop up anywhere and everywhere.
Even though dandelions
dont require pollination to
produce seed and thus reproduce, they are well-visited by
pollinators such as bumblebees, honeybees, butterflies,
beetles, and moths. Dandelions are one of their earliest
sources of nectar and far be it
from me to deny the bees their
But you could be enjoying
dandelions for your breakfast,
too. Every part of the dandelion is edible, with the roots
tasting a lot like parsnips, the
young greens making a tasty
leafy salad, and the blossoms
as the basis for a delicate-tasting jelly. And theres wine.
Dandelions pack a punch
when it comes to nutrients.

In the Garden

By Kylee Baumle

According to nutritiondata.
com and the USDA, This
food is low in saturated fat,
and very low in cholesterol.
It is also a good source of folate, magnesium, phosphorus
and copper, and a very good
source of dietary fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E
(Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin
K, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, calcium, iron, potassium and manganese.
One serving of dandelion
greens (1 cup) has 35 calories,
provides 112% of your daily
value (DV) of Vitamin A, 32%
of Vitamin C, 10% of calcium,
and 9% of iron.

Weve never had a perfect

lawn. Far from it, for several
reasons. First of all, we live on
an acre that has a lot of grass.
We dont weed and feed, and
as far as dandelions go, Im
perfectly fine with seeing
them peppered throughout the
yard as yellow flowers. I dont
mind clover either but thats a
conversation for another day.
Do we battle dandelions,
in spite of all the facts about
them that are in the pro column? Sure, because we dont
want an entire lawn of them
and I dont want them in my
gardens. Were not trying to
raise them as a crop.
So we dig out the larger
ones and we try to mow before they go to seed. We keep
just enough around for grandkids to make daisy chains and
bring us sunny bouquets. Just
enough to provide pollinators
with nutrition when its in
limited supply. Just enough to
make us smile when we thats
exactly what we need.
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Weather report weekly summary as recorded at Paulding Villages water treatment plant

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Progress Staff Writer
PAYNE During the Payne
Council meeting on Monday
night, additional instructions for
waste pick up was stressed, the
village insurance carrier was selected, and the mosquito spray
schedule was revealed for the
Real Waste Disposal, the new
company contracted to pickup
waste in the village, will be
picking up trash on Tuesdays,
just as in the past. The bulky
waste pickup will be made on
the first Tuesday of each month.
Village residents are reminded
that items such as refrigerators,
freezers and air conditioners
will not be picked up.
Even if items have had freon
removed, those items will not be
collected and should not be set
out on bulky waste day, said
Mayor Steve Wobler.
Wobler also reported that previous waste collector, Werlors,
will be picking up their totes
during the week of April 26.
To receive a new tote from
Real Waste, residents are asked
to call 419-594-2888. Cost of
totes is $24 per year.
Totes will be delivered after
April 29. Its possible that some
folks will be without a tote for a
few days, said Wobler.
Council unanimously approved
the selection of Jim Sponseller as
the village solicitor.
A motion was made and
unanimously passed making
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
the insurance carrier for village
The village received permission for temporary closure of
Ohio 49 for the Good Times
cruise-in. The first event is
scheduled for June 15.
Mosquito spraying dates for
the village have been set. Buckeye Exterminator will spray on
May 31, June 20, July 11, Aug.
1, Aug. 22, Sept. 12 and Oct. 3.
The cost will be $340 per treatment, the same as last year.
Chad Lyons, Payne EMS, reported 14 runs for the month of
March and 39 so far for the year.
Discussion was held concerning the possible future purchase
of a power loading system that
would be installed in one of the
villages ambulances. The system would allow for a power
cot to be placed on a rail and
would be operated without
EMTs physically lifting individuals on the cot. One advantage to the power cot is reducing
the chance of related injuries,
including back injuries, that
EMTs endure.
The cost of the cot is $40,000
with a 75/25 Workers Compensation grant being made available. If the grant is received,
the cost to the village would
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Police Chief Rodney Miller
reported that his department
received a $2,000 grant from
Norfolk Southern Railroad to
purchase a Taser for the department.
Miller also reported that the
police cruiser will be out of service for a few days after being
involved in an unusual accident.
The car was at Statewide Ford
in Van Wert being repaired for
unrelated issues when it was
Fire Chief Jamie Mansfield
reported that in-service for
equipment received through
FEMA will be held on April 16.
For the year, the department has

made 18 runs.
The village has received updated guidelines from Paulding County EMA for severe
weather. Guidelines have been
posted in the village office.
Mayor Wobler reported that
two sections of guttering was
torn from the back of the village
office building during the recent
wind storm. The two sections
will be reattached in the next
few days.
The ball association is beginning to take shape for the upcoming ball season. The council
gave permission for the association to change the locks on the
concession stand, drag the stone
in the parking lot area, have
the water and power turned on,
paint the metal bleachers, and
have the grass mowed.



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