Vous êtes sur la page 1sur 20



TAB insert

Area Sport Results 1B

School Zone Page 8B


E Edition at www.progressnewspaper.org
Volume 142 No. 36, Paulding, Ohio

Special sales
events from ...
Chief, Rite Aid,
Rural King,
Tractor Supply,
Ruler Foods

Audubon plans
nature walk

ANTWERP A nature
walk will be sponsored by the
Black Swamp Audubon Society on Saturday, April 30.
The walk is at the Audubon
Sanctuary, Road 192, north
of Antwerp and will begin at
9 a.m. For more information,
call 419-258-4515.

Nominate a
grand marshal

Chamber of Commerce is
currently seeking nominations for grand marshal for
this years John Paulding
Day Parade. The event will
be Friday, July 8. Submit
nominees names by email
to pauldingchamber@gmail.

One Dollar

USPS 423630

Increased courthouse
security begins May 2

Monday, increased security measures will be put in
place in the Paulding County Courthouse, including
limiting access and searching bags.
In a press release issued
Tuesday morning, Sheriff Jason K. Landers announced: In conjunction
with the Paulding County
commissioners, my office
plans to implement full-time
courthouse security by Monday, May 2. This comes as a
result of talks between the
pleas judge, county prosecutor and the sheriff to make
our courthouse a safer place
for our county employees to
work, as well as for citizens
to conduct their business.
Over the past four weeks,
we have been putting plans
in place to make this a fluid
operation. We have talked
to many people that have
been doing this type of security and asking questions.
We have toured other courthouses to see their operations and what works for
them, said Landers.
We want things to operate in a smooth, friendly
manner, all while limiting weapons and potential
weapons from being possessed in the courthouse.
Among the changes:

The east door of the

courthouse will be the only
door utilized after the date of
All persons entering
the courthouse will walk
through a metal detector.
Folks will be required to
empty their pockets and all
baggage will be subject to
No weapons will be allowed in the courthouse nor
any items deemed a possible weapon by the deputies.
Some examples of prohibited items include: firearms, knives, pepper spray
and Leatherman style tools
(which have knives inside).
There will be a system in
place for deputies to hold
prohibited items while people conduct their business.
I feel we have a very
well thought-out plan. I also
realize we will learn as time
goes on, so some things
might change as we gain
experience, said Sheriff
The east door was chosen due to its location on
the square since it is not on
US 127, and it allows more
room for our equipment in
the hallway.
I ask for your patience
Melinda Krick/Paulding County Progress
as we get started. We are
behind most counties in re- Notices have been posted at the Paulding County Courthouse alerting visitors that starting Monday, all entrances except the east door on
See SECURITY, page 2A Main Street will be closed as part of increased security measures.

sued by
of staff

Progress Staff Writer
PAULDING A long-time
county physician has filed a
complaint against the Paulding
County Hospital. He is seeking compensation for damages
and a declaratory judgment on
issues dealing with an alleged
breach of contract.
Dr. James H. Gray, who is
one of two board-certified osteopathic primary care physicians in the Paulding County,
established his practice in the
county in 1985. In 2010, he
entered an agreement with the
hospital making him one of
their employees.
The lawsuit states the hospital board terminated Grays
five-year contract 29 days
before it was complete and
he was put on involuntary
vacation immediately. Documents further state the doctor was barred from his office
building in Antwerp and locks
on the doors were changed in
spite of the fact Gray owns the
Dr. Gray is asking the
See LAWSUIT, page 2A

At Payne

Community working together

for playground facelift

Blood drive set

PAULDING American Red Cross will hold a

bloodmobile from noon-5:30
p.m. Thursday, May 5, at the
First Presbyterian Church,
Paulding. To donate blood,
download the American Red
Cross Blood Donor app, visit
www.redcrossblood.org or
call 1-800-RED CROSS (1800-733-2767).

Thanks to you ...

Wed like to thank the
Paulding County Election
Board for subscribing to the

Home Makeover

The Payne PTO and many of the community business are

working together to secure funding for a playground facelift
at the elementary school.

Progress Staff Writer
PAYNE Playground equipment may not
seem like a very important part of the overall
welfare of a community, but thats not the case
for a small group of individuals in the village of
Payne. Convinced that if its safe and updated
with quality equipment, a playground can become the place where children can go during
and after school, where friendships are created
and bonding with students takes place.
With a dream in mind, a goal was set.
For Lora Lyons, who has three children attending Payne Elementary and is PTO president, the dream was simple. She wanted to see
the playground equipment at Payne Elementary

Reaching the goal would have its obstacles. Of
nothing thats worthwhile is ever easy.
starting at
The equipment
is beginning to show its age





starting starting



$499R2 FOR




starting at



with approved credit


with approved
Within 50 Miles Free In-Home Setup

to choose
Free Delivery Within

$100 OFF Sale Prices

50 Miles
Free Removal
with approved credit

with approvedPAYMENT
NO Setup
Delivery Within
50 Miles Free
Free In-Home

with approved

Free Removal

is running out!

starting at

starting at


starting at



R $399



Kens Furniture

The area's largest


Queen & Full-Size

Mattress Sets

Queen & Full-Size

Mattress Sets

Queen & Full-Size

to choose

& Full-Size
en &from!
Setsto choose
$100 OFF Sale aPrices

Ken's Furniture
Sale Prices




at Defiance
1710 Jefferson

1710 Jefferson Ave., Defiance


Ave., Defiance
Wed., 1-800-678-4838
Fri. 9-5:30; Sat. 9-4.
419-782-6801 1-800-678-4838

Mon. 9-8; Mon.
family day
Tue., Wed.,
Sat. 9-4.
family day

You Can Like
Us On Facebook
to choosefrom!


Free Removal
$100 OFF
Sale Prices

with approved
Free Delivery
50 Miles Free In-Home Setup
Free Removal
Free Delivery Within 50 MilesFree
In-Home Setup

starting at




$100 OFF
The area's largest
The area's largest
The area's selection!

and isnt as safe as it once was in serving students needs. Knowing that, Lyons put a plan
into action and the light at the end of the tunnel
is beginning to glow.
I had a dream of creating a place where kids
could go and develop friendships, said Lyons.
A playground that would serve as the center of
outdoor living for the kids. More than a place
to play and exercise, it would be a place where
kids could bond together, become better friends,
while feeling safe in their environment.
Last November, Lyons applied for and received a $15,000 grant through the KaBOOM
and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group. The grant allowed Lyons to put her dream in motion, and
a PTO playground planning committee was
formed. The grant required
a match of $9,000,

and Qu
with the funding secured,

the committee

AT 1-800-678-4838
Ave., Defiance

Family Day

Jefferson Ave.,

Mon. 9-8; Tue., Wed., Thur., Fri. 9-5:30; Sat. 9-4. Closed Sunday, family day
Mon. 9-8;419-782-6801
Fri. 9-5:30;
Sat. 9-4. Closed Sunday, family day

Family Day
Visit Our
Day Sunday, family day
Mon. 9-8; Tue., Wed., Thur.,
Fri. 9-5:30;
9-4. Closed

Visit Our
Family Day

UP TO $100

Mail-in Rebate on
Purchase of 4 Select Tires
Call Dealer for prices & eligibility.
Offer expires 4/30/16.

Our Price
Match Guarantee
We Will Match Or Beat Any Competitive
Service Departments Total Repair Price!*
*Includes all shop fees on any repair of GM
vehicles. Customer must present in writing to
Paulding Stykemain Chevrolet a complete estimate
of the repair including all
part numbers and
total labor hours
Lifetime FREE
in advance of the
car washes with
customer giving
Stykemain auNew or Used
thorization for

Come in and see our sales staff: Stephanie Ankney, Jay Dachenhaus, Brad Bubba Davis, Devon Pearson and Eli Schlatter 800-399-2071 North on US Hwy. 127, 1255 N. Williams St., Paulding www.stykemainchevy.com

2A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Continued from Page 1A
was off and running.
Once it decided on the style
of playground equipment that
would compliment the existing equipment, the committee
hit an obstacle they were not
We found out through research and planning that our
current surface is not compliant and we have to resurface
the area prior to having the
equipment installed, said
Payne principal Jody Dunham. The unexpected resurfacing added another $10,000
to the project.
Lyons, along with committee members Shiloh Wittwer,
Lisa Laukauf, Kendra Stoller,
Sherri Rager and Steve Sinn,
serving as the construction

team leader, were not discouraged.

Needing to work on additional fundraising, the committee continues to stay optimistic in hopes of reaching
their September 2016 deadline for funding.
Once we received the
grant, we were given one year
to raise the additional funds,
and if we cant begin the construction by September, then
we lose the grant, said Dunham.
We are all excited about
the project and as a committee
we cannot say enough about
our chairman, Lora Lyons,
said board member Shiloh
Wittwer. She is always so
upbeat and positive and never

seems discouraged. Her attitude about the project has

been contagious and the rest
of the committee feels that
same excitement.
The grant received is community-based, which encourages community support by
collaboration in many of the
different aspects of the total
The community support
has been great. We have six
businesses so far who have
donated or have pledged to
donate. We recently had a
very successful PTO fundraiser and we are excited
about the end result. It is crucial to have as many as possible within the community to
get on board with this playground, said Dunham.
Raising funds is certainly a
major part of the project and
anyone who would like to donated can still do so. About
$8,000 is needed. Donations
can be sent to Payne Elementary School, 501 W. Townline St., Payne OH 45880.
Checks should be made payable to Wayne Trace Local
Schools earmarked Payne
Raising funds is certainly
an important part of seeing
this dream of a new playground come to fruition, but
in the meantime, seeing how
this community has joined
together has been a great
joy, said Wittwer. God has
opened doors for us and we
are confident we will see a
facelift to the playground that
will make this community
and school proud.
Under the leadership of PTO president Lora Lyons, a very en- For more information, visit
thusiastic committee continues to work together in fundraising Payne PTOs Facebook page;
as they plan for a new playground at the elementary school. This go to www.facebook.com and
climber is an example of some of the planned new pieces.
search for Payne PTO.

Library offers intellectual property law program

PAULDING The Paulding County Carnegie Library
will be hosting a free program on intellectual property
protection covering inventions, patents, trademarks and
copyrights. The program will
be held from 6:30-7:45 p.m.

Thursday, May 5.
All businesses have intellectual property in one form or another.Entrepreneurs, inventors,
and business leaders interested
in learning more about this important topic are encouraged to
attend. Jacob M. Ward, regis-

tered patent attorney with the

law firm of Fraser Clemens
Martin & Miller LLC will present this seminar. This program
is free and open to the public,
but space is limited, so preregistration is required. Call 419399-2032 to reserve a spot.

Joe Shouse/Paulding County Progress

Troopers investigate the scene of a fatal two-vehicle crash near Grover Hill on Friday. The driver
of the car (above) sustained injuries while a second driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

One dead, one injured

in crash near Grover Hill
GROVER HILL The Van Wert Post of
the Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating
a two-vehicle fatal crash Friday afternoon on
Ohio 114 east of Grover Hill.
Dead is William Bates, 63, of Grover Hill.
Troopers said that at approximately 4 p.m.
April 22, Bates was driving east on Ohio 114
near the intersection of Road 151 when his
2002 GMC pickup truck collided head on with
a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier, driven by Kyle
Childs, 27, of Payne. Childs vehicle was westbound on 114 and determined to have driven
left of center and struck Bates vehicle.
Bates was pronounced dead at the scene by
county Coroner Dr. Joseph Kuhn.
Childs was transported to Paulding County
Hospital, where he was treated for serious but

Museum calling for glass,

pottery works for exhibit

PAULDING John Paulding Historical Society is preparing to host its third annual
Celebration of Arts and Artists.
This years event will feature
glass art and pottery.
Paulding County artists or
their family members are invited to bring their pieces to

the John Paulding Historical

Society Museum, 600 Fairground Drive, Paulding, on any
Tuesday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
to be displayed in the art show.
Deadline for entry is May 10.
The art display will be open
to the public beginning Saturday, May 14 and will run



Continued from Page 1A

Now Accepting
New Customers
Ask About our
Budget Program

Straightforward Pricing

Great Customer

no gimmicks no hidden fees


Locally Owned Alex, Andy, Jim & Tam Stoller

8622 US 127, Paulding



E Edition at www.progressnewspaper.org

web l print l tablet l mobile


non-life threatening injuries.

Childs was wearing a seat belt. Evidence
suggests that Bates was not wearing a seat belt,
according to troopers. Alcohol is believed to be
a factor in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.
Charges in the incident are pending, said post
commander Lt. Tim Grigsby. Any charges will
take at least a month while the investigation
The crash resulted in a brief closure of Ohio
114 east of Grover Hill. The roadway was reopened.
The Van Wert Post was assisted by the
Paulding County Sheriffs Office, Grover Hill
Fire and EMS, Parkview Samaritan Life Flight,
and Gideons Towing Services.

gards to courthouse security,

so I am excited to move forward as we continue to work
hard to better serve our community.
The courthouse, which
opened in 1888, was constructed with four entrances.
Around 1914, the north and
south entrances were altered
with outside steps to accommodate two basement entrances, making a total of six doors
to access the building. Now,
five of these doors will be

Paulding County Progress

copyright 2016 Published weekly by The
Paulding County Progress, Inc. P.O. Box 180,
113 S. Williams St., Paulding, Ohio 45879
Phone 419-399-4015 Fax: 419-399-4030
website: www.progressnewspaper.org
Doug Nutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Publisher
Advertising - dnutter@progressnewspaper.org

Melinda Krick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Editor

News - progress@progressnewspaper.org

Ruth Snodgrass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Circulation


USPS 423620
Entered at the Post Office in Paulding, Ohio, as
2nd class matter. Subscription rates: $38 per
year for mailing addresses in Defiance, Van
Wert Putnam and Paulding counties. $46 per
year outside these counties;
local rate for Military personnel and students. Deadline
for display advertising 1 p.m.
Monday. News deadline 3
p.m. Thursday.

Continued from Page 1A

Paulding County Common

Pleas Court for a judgment
against the hospital in an
amount over $25,000 for
rent, lost income and other
Additionally, he is asking the
Court to declare anti-competitive provisions of the broken
contract to be unenforcible; to
restore possession of his Buffalo Street building; and that he
not have to pay sums of money
the hospital has demanded of
Two exhibits with the complaint are a notice to the hospital of termination of (rental)
lease and a notice to leave the
premises, dated March 9. As
of the April 15 filing date, the
hospital has refused to vacate
the premises. Their lease with
Gray expired Dec. 31, 2015.

hospital officials demanded
$6,792.12 for an unamortized
amount due under a professional liability insurance coverage
agreement, and an additional
$8,588.79 because the doctor
did not work through the end of
his contract.
In the complaints first claim,

through the month of June.

For more information, please
call the museum at 419-3998218 or 419-399-3667.
The museum is open free to
the public every Tuesday from
10 a.m.-4 p.m. and the first Saturday of the month from 10
a.m.-3 p.m.

a portion of the employment

agreement between Gray and
the hospital is quoted: ...the
Physician agrees that he shall
not render professional medical
services to or for any person or
firm for compensation ... within
a 50 mile radius of the Hospital
for a period of two years after
the termination of this Agreement.
A number of Dr. Grays patients had attended meetings of
the hospitals board of directors
to speak on his behalf at the
beginning of 2016 when they
learned his contract had been
terminated in December.
According to the United
States Department of Health
and Human Services, Paulding
County is a health professional shortage area as well as a
medically underserved area/
population. Additionally, it is
a certified shortage area, as declared by the Ohio Governors
Office and Ohio Department of
Dr. Grays complaint was
filed with the Court on April
15. No further activity was seen
in the case file as of Monday



Gift Card

For a limited time, new subscribers* will receive a FREE $10 Gift Card to either Rite-Aid, Chief or Marathon when purchasing a 1 year subscription
to the Paulding Progress for $39. And as always each subscription comes with free online e-edition access.
Its our way of saying thanks.


Send payment along with coupon to:

Paulding Progress
P.O. Box 180, Paulding, OH 45879
or call 419-399-4015 to pay with a credit card.
Gift card will be sent upon receipt of payment.

* Must live in Paulding, Defiance, Van Wert or Putnam County. Gift card offer is only for new subscribers
or an account that has been inactive for 6 months or more.

Name ______________________________________________________________________
Address ____________________________________________________________________
City _______________________________________ Phone __________________________
Gift Card Choice:




Offer expires July 29, 2016.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 3A

Obituaries Updated weekdays at www.progressnewspaper.org


MELROSE Mavrik Edward Allen Barajas was stillborn at 8:27 a.m. Saturday,
April 16, 2016 at Van Wert
Hospital. His parents are
Amanda Hopkins and Augustine Barajas, both of Melrose.
He is also survived by his
sister, Maylie Hopkins; a
brother, Marty Hopkins; his
maternal grandparents, Joe
and Freida Hopkins of Melrose; paternal grandmother,
Sonya (Steve Shaw) Barajas
of Oakwood; paternal grandfather, Bronson (Brianna)
Bartley of Oakwood; and his
paternal great-grandmother,
Carolyn (Eugene Wirts) Bartley, Paulding.
He was preceded in death
by his great-grandparents, Antonia and Pascual Barajas and
Ottis Bartley.
A funeral service was held
Saturday, April 23 at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Oakwood, with Pastor Todd Murray officiating. Burial was in
Fairview Cemetery, Dupont.
Condolences can be expressed at www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com.


ANTWERP David John
Cottrell, 59, of Antwerp,
passed away Monday, April
18 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.


Adams, 75, of Oakwood, died
at 7:10 a.m. Tuesday, April 19
at The Gardens of Paulding.
She was born Dec. 6, 1940
in Defiance to the late LaVerne and Doris (Bryan)
Durham. On June 1, 1963,
she married Dale Adams, who
survives in Oakwood. Marlene
worked for JoAnn Fabrics in
Defiance. She was a member
of Twin Oaks United Methodist Church, Oakwood. She enjoyed doing crafts and working in the garden.
Also surviving are three
children, Greg Adams of Oakwood, Chad (Jillian) Adams of
Paulding, and Bryan Adams of
Oakwood; two grandchildren,
Justin Adams and Andrew
Adams; and a sister, Myra
LaGorin of New Bavaria.
She was also preceded in
death by a son, Robert Adams.
A funeral service was held
Friday, April 22 at Twin Oaks
United Methodist Church,
Oakwood, with Pastor Brady
Feltz officiating. Burial was in
Sherman Cemetery, Oakwood.
Heitmeyer Funeral Home,
Oakwood, was in charge of
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Twin Oaks
Condolences can be expressed at www.heitmeyerfuneralhome.com.


Elaine Bennett, 72 years, of
Sherwood, passed away Tuesday, April 19 at the University
of Michigan Hospital, Ann
Arbor, with her family by her
J a n e t
was born
July 13,
1943, the
of the late
and Gladys

(Gordon) Musselman. She

was a 1961 graduate of Paulding High School. She married
Victor G. Bennett on Aug. 10,
1963 in Cecil. Janet worked
as a cashier at Kmart for 15
years until her retirement in
1999. She previously worked
as a teletype setter at Defiance
Crescent News. Janet and Victor were members of the Cecil
Presbyterian Church. She was
a Girl Scout Leader for many
years. Janet was a caring and
compassionate person and was
a caretaker for her parents for
many years before their passing. Janet cherished her time
with her friends, family, and
two dogs, Brandy and Bridget.
She found enjoyment in the
simple things in life, whether
it be spending time outdoors,
caring for her flower gardens
or creating oil paintings. Janet
also enjoyed helping out on
the family horse farm.
Surviving are her husband,
Victor of Sherwood; three
children, Steven (Amy) Bennett of Sherwood, Jeffrey Bennett of Defiance, and JaNann
(Naylan) DeVaux of Sherwood; and two grandchildren,
Brianna and Garrett Bennett.
She was preceded in death
by her parents; one infant
daughter, Shelley Ranee Bennett; and one sister, Mary Jane
Funeral services were Friday, April 22 in Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, Sherwood,
with Pastor David Meriwether
officiating. Interment followed
in Rochester Cemetery, Cecil.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked
to consider memorial contributions be made to Sherwood
Library, 117 N. Harrison St.,
Sherwood OH 43556.
Condolences may be sent to
the family or the online guest
book may be signed at www.

pice Center or Latty Apostolic

Christian Church.
Online condolences may
be sent to www.denherderfh.


L. Bates, 63, of Grover Hill,
died at 4 p.m. Friday, April
22 from injuries received in
a motor vehicle accident on
Ohio 114 in Paulding County.
He was
A d a m s
C o u n t y,
Ind., the
son of the
late Glen
E. and Annis K. (Marbaugh)
Bates. On Nov. 17, 2001, he
married the former Rhonda
Miller, who survives.
Other survivors include his
four children, Brandon L. (Alicia) Bates of Adams County,
Ind., Brenden N. (Marci)
Bates of Willshire, Jessica
L. Bates of Fort Wayne and
Joshua A. (Kimberly) Bates of
Van Wert; a sister, Donna Jean
Williamson of Willshire; 12
grandchildren, Sean Mendez,
Halle Beougher, Hunter Bates,
Bailey Bates, Parker Bates, Bo
Bates, Kaiden Bates, Devin
Hairston, Aliviah Bates, Ben
Bates, Mya Hairston and
Owen Bates; his father- and
mother-in-law, Lonnie and
Sue Miller of Grover Hill; two
brothers-in-law, Tim (Jackie)
Miller of Fort Jennings and
Tony (Staci) Miller of Grover
Hill; and a sister-in-law, Nancy (Wade) Carnes of Celina.
Besides his parents, he was
preceded in death by a brother,
Donald E. Bates.
Bill was a 1970 graduate of
Parkway High School. He retired from Parkview Hospital

M. Scott, 82, of Continental,
died at 12:55 p.m. Tuesday,
April 19 at St. Ritas Medical
Center, Lima.


VAN WERT Aldean M.
Price, age 95, died Wednesday, April 20 at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice, Van Wert.
She was born May 4, 1920
in Paulding County, the
daughter of the late Edward
and Emma (Stoller) Klopfenstein. On June 6, 1942, she
married Robert A. Price, who
preceded her in death on Aug.
6, 1996.
She is survived by two
sons, James E. (Sue) Price,
Van Wert, and Jerry R. (Colette) Price, Tucson, Ariz.; a
daughter, Janel (Eli) Schlatter,
Van Wert; a brother, Marvin W. Klopfenstein, Scott;
eight grandchildren; and nine
She also was preceded
in death by sisters, Frances
Laidig and infant Mabel Klopfenstein; and brothers, Raymond, Floren, Alvin, Harold
and infant Gene Klopfenstein.
Funeral services were Tuesday, April 26 at Latty Apostolic Christian Church, Latty,
with church clergymen officiating. Burial followed in Latty
Apostolic Christian Church
Cemetery. Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, was in
charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made
to Van Wert Inpatient HosBig or small, well
haul it all. Give us
a call today for a
free estimate.


Driveway Stone
Decorative Gravel
Concrete/Play Sand
Mason/Pool Sand
BULK Top Soil/Peat
Mulch: Bulk & Bag


J. Provines, 37, of Antwerp,
passed away Wednesday,
April 20 at Samaritan Health
Systems, Watertown, N.Y.
Adam was born in Fort
Wayne on March 5, 1979, a
son of Marilyn (Smith) and
Steven Provines. He was a
1997 graduate of Antwerp
High School. Being a devoted father and a loving son
and brother, his best moments
were spent with his family,
but was equally content to
golf and fish. His family was
proud of Adams service to his
country. He served as specialist in the U.S. Army stationed
at Fort Drum.
Adam will be sadly missed
by his son, Aiden; parents, Marilyn and Steven, all of Antwerp;
and brother, Michael (Amy
Lunde-Provines) of Denver.
His funeral service will be
at 11 a.m. Friday, April 29 at
the Antwerp United Methodist
Church. He will be laid to rest at
Maumee Cemetery in Antwerp
with military honors.
Visitation will be 2-4 and
6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 28
at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp, and at the church one
hour prior to services on Friday.
His family strongly encourages memorials to M.
Provines, P.O. Box 452, Antwerp OH 45813.
Condolences and fond
memories may be shared at


in Fort Wayne and trained harness horses. He was a member

of the Van Wert County Harness Horsemens Association,
the Mercer County Harness
Horsemens Association, and
the United States Trotting Association. He had been a member of the U.S. Army Reserve.
Bill enjoyed the outdoors, but
his family was his life especially sharing sporting events
with his grandchildren.
Services will be held at
10:30 a.m. Friday, April 29 at
Cowan & Son Funeral Home
in Van Wert, with the Rev. Rex
Roth officiating. Interment
will follow at Middle Creek
Cemetery near Grover Hill.
Visitation will be 1-8 p.m.
Thursday, April 28, and one
hour prior to the services Friday.
Preferred memorials are to
the Willshire Youth Activities.


PAYNE John Jack
Phipps, 84, of Payne, passed
away Saturday, April 23
at Parkview Hospital, Fort

Thursday, April 28

Free community meal

PAULDING The Paulding United Methodist Church will offer
a free community meal on Thursday, April 28 from 5-7 p.m. If you
have questions, call the church at 419-399-3591. The church is located at 321 N. Williams St.
Thursday, May 5
National Day of Prayer
PAULDING The 65th Annual National Day of Prayer, themed
Wake Up, America, is Thursday, May 5. The Paulding Ministerial Association will hold a community observance on that Thursday morning at 8 a.m. at the gazebo on the courthouse lawn.
The event will conclude before 9 a.m. so that participants can go on
with their regular day. Everyone is encouraged to join together to
lift up our community, county, state and nation in prayer. For more
information on the National Day of Prayer, call Becky Fishbaugh,
Thursday, May 5
National Day of Prayer
PAULDING In observance of the National Day of Prayer on
Thursday, May 5, the First Presbyterian Church will be open for
prayer from 6 a.m.- 6 p.m. Church members have committed to covering that time period in prayer. Anyone in the community is also
welcome and encouraged to enter the church sanctuary any time
during the day and dedicate a quiet time to lifting up our leaders and
our nation in prayer.
Please note that a bloodmobile also will be in progress in another area of the building but dont let that keep you away. For more
information on the prayer vigil, call the Presbyterian Church office,
419-399-2438, or Pastor Meriwether, 419-769-3813.
Thursday, May 5
National Day of Prayer
OAKWOOD The Auglaize Chapel Church of God, Twin Oaks
United Methodist Church and the Melrose United Methodist Church
will be observing National Day of Prayer at noon at the town hall in
Oakwood. The public is invited to gather at this time for prayer.

Plant garden, clean, write

all in a days work for Lovina
We are having really nice
weather this week. The garden
dried up and we were able to
plant some onions, lettuce and
radishes. I need to go get some
sweet onions and peas to plant
this week. Spring is such a
lovely time of the year! Dandelion blossoms are popping
up, making the greens too bitter to eat anymore.
My husband, Joe, got the
mowers oiled and ready to
use. Verena, 18, and Joseph,
13, were mowing the grass
for the first time this spring.
Hopefully they will get the
rest done today.
Joe opened the gates to the
pasture field for the horses,
ponies and the cow, Bessie.
They are enjoying the lush
green grass after a winter of
eating hay. Our hayfield is
looking promising for a nice
crop of hay.
Yesterday, daughters Verena and Loretta and I went to
help sister Emma prepare for
church services. They will
host church services on May
8 and May 22. Emma and her
family added three bedrooms
upstairs, so there is more to
clean. They arent done remodeling yet, but we cleaned
where we could. They want
to hang drywall yet and put in
new cabinets. Jacob plans to
build their own cabinets. So it
all takes time.
Since they were behind in
hosting church services, they

will take it twice this time.

Daughter Elizabeth and sisters
Verena and Susan were also
there for the day. We got a lot
accomplished and even got a
lot of visiting done.
We all left for home around
4 p.m. Our children attended
a meeting and pizza supper
with the youth at the community building. It is under new
ownership, and the new owners wanted the youths opinions on what they could do for
improvements. I am so thankful that the owners are being
so thoughtful. Hopefully, the
youth group will all respect
the new rules and have a nice
place to gather on Saturday
evenings. It cant be an easy
job to be responsible for the
upkeep of a big building like
The youth play volleyball,
basketball and other games
there. It will be so much nicer
if some things would be added
for the youth who are handicapped. Im sure they would
love to be able to play ball
with the rest, but they cant.

Having games there that they

can play will be so much more
enjoyable for them than sitting
and watching. As parents of
handicapped children, we are
more aware of this. My heart
goes out to all children and
adults with disabilities. May
God bless people who care for
and are thoughtful to others
with disabilities. You will be
greatly rewarded someday for
We received a wedding invitation this week for niece
Lovina Coblentz and Benjamin Schwartz. They will join
hands in holy matrimony on
May 19. Lovina is brother
Amos and Nancys daughter,
and the sixth of their children
to be married. Lovina was
named after me. I still remember how special I felt when
I heard the news almost 20
years ago.
Amos and Nancys son Ben
married a girl named Lovina
last spring, and so she changed
her name to Lovina Coblentz.
So they will still have a Lovina Coblentz in the family.
They will now also have two
Ben and Lovinas in their
family. What a coincidence!
I was asked to be cook at
the wedding and wear a smoke
blue dress. It looks like I better
get started sewing.
I am excited about the
announcement of my new
See AMISH COOK, page 6A

Cranberry Creek
Nursery & Landscaping

Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce, Arborvitae

Grown - Approximately
2-21/2 ft. tall
Norway Spruce,
$12 each
Plus a large selection of Shrubs & Shade Trade Trees at low prices

grown 419-538-6568
Location: 2 miles south Approximately
of Ottawa on SR 65, west on2Rd.
left side
- M,21 mileft.ontall

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9am 6pm Sat. 10am 2pm Closed Sunday

$9.75 each

In memory
of a wonderful

Plus Large Selection of Shrubs and Shade Trees at low prices


I hold onto our memories

Hours: Mon
- Fri
. 10
.M. - 6 p.M.
The. ones
are soadear

sat. 10 a.M. -Toalways

. you
Closed sunday

Landscaping products available

at our Paulding location.
All products sold
across certified scales.

Church Calendar

Now you are not here

You were called,

it was your time

Ditch Cleaning
Site Prep
Building Pads
Parking Lots
Pond Clean-outs
Land/Brush Cleaning
Certified Septic Installation

850 W. Harrison St. Paulding, OH 45879


But it is so truecredit cards

We do not You
have left a legacy
was south
no one like
Location: 2 miles
Ottawa Aaron
You were very special
SR 65, west onAnd
Rd.I M,
say on leftFellers
I feel lost in many ways
You are not here today
But I will never forget you
And I know I have
been blessed
To have you for my Brother
Because you were the best.

7-14-58 4-28-15
Lori Ann

4A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, April 27, 2016



The following matters are the
subject of this public notice by
the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The complete public
notice, including any additional
instructions for submitting comments, requesting information,
a public hearing, or filing an appeal may be obtained at: http://
or Hearing Clerk, Ohio EPA,
50 W. Town St. P.O. Box 1049,
Columbus, Ohio 43216. Ph: 614644-3037 email: HClerk@epa.
Draft OAC Chapter 3745-31
Modification of Permit-To-Install
and Operate
Crane Twp Rd 105 and County
Road 180, Paulding, OH 45879
ID #: P0115925
Date of Action: 04/19/2016
Permit Desc: Chapter 31 modification permit to add the use of
slag and an additional fuel. The
permit and complete instruc-

tions for requesting information

or submitting comments may be
obtained at: http://epa.ohio.gov/
dapc/permitsonline.aspx by entering the ID # or: Andrea Moore,
Ohio EPA DAPC, Northwest
District Office, 347 North Dunbridge Road, Bowling Green, OH
43402. Ph: (419)352-8461
The following matters are the
subject of this public notice by
the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The complete public
notice, including any additional
instructions for submitting comments, requesting information,
a public hearing, or filing an appeal may be obtained at: http://
or Hearing Clerk, Ohio EPA,
50 W. Town St. P.O. Box 1049,
Columbus, Ohio 43216. Ph: 614644-3037 email: HClerk@epa.
Final Issuance of Administrative
Modification to Permit-To-Install

Lafarge North America - Paulding Plant

11435 County Road 176, P.O.
Box 160, Paulding, OH 458790226
ID #: P0120369
Date of Action: 04/21/2016
Administrative Modification of
PTI P0116153, in conjunction
with the companys federal Consent Decree termination.
Draft NPDES Permit Renewal Subject to Revision
Latty WWTP
E end of Broadway, Latty, OH
Facility Description: Wastewater-Municipality
Receiving Water: Zielke Ditch
ID #: 2PA00073*ID
Date of Action: 04/22/2016
The following matters are the
subject of this public notice by
the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The complete public
notice, including any additional
instructions for submitting com-

ments, requesting information,

a public hearing, or filing an appeal may be obtained at: http://
or Hearing Clerk, Ohio EPA,
50 W. Town St. P.O. Box 1049,
Columbus, Ohio 43216. Ph: 614644-3037 email: HClerk@epa.
Portable Source Relocation Approval
Gerken Materials, Inc
ID #: REL03388
Date of Action: 04/22/2016
The equipment for this operation,
Crushed and Broken Limestone
Mining and Quarrying, has been
approved to move to Twp. Rd
105 & Co. Rd. 180 Paulding, OH.
All questions, requests for pertinent information and documentation concerning this action must
be directed to Debbie Ko at Ohio
EPA DAPC, Northwest District
Office, 347 North Dunbridge
Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402
or (419)352-8461.

Weather report weekly summary as recorded at Paulding Villages water

treatment plant

County Court
Civil Docket:
Snow & Sauerteig LLP, Fort
Wayne vs. Kathleen Stickler,
Payne. Small claims, satisfied.
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance vs. Brock D. Verfaillie,
Paulding. Small claims, satisfied.
Paulding County Treasurer,
Paulding vs. Michael Sharp,
Paulding. Small claims, satisfied.
Portfolio Recovery Associates, Norfolk, Va. vs. Harold
Adkins, Oakwood. Other action,
judgment for the plaintiff in the
sum of $558.49.
LVNV Funding LLC, Greenville, S.C. vs. Amber Stevens,
Antwerp. Other action, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum
of $755.69.
Sterling Jewelers Inc., Columbus vs. Zachary Litzenberg,
Payne. Other action, satisfied.
Topmark Federal Credit
Union, Lima vs. Alyssa Boberg,
Cloverdale. Other action, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum
of $5,707.52.
IOM Health System LP, Cincinnati vs. Lindsey Carpenter,
Grover Hill. Other action, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum
of $1,203.65.
Credit Acceptance Corporation, Southfield, Mich. vs. Colby
Olwin, Paulding. Other action,
judgment for the plaintiff in the
sum of $3,192.64.
JBI Properties LLC, Paulding
vs. Josh Walters, Paulding and
Jessica Acosta, Paulding. Evictions, judgment for the plaintiff
in the sum of $2,330.
Van Wert County Hospital,
Van Wert vs. Cayonna Torman,
Haviland. Other action, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum
of $3,334.74.
Ally Financial Inc., Columbus
vs. Chad C. Hahn, Oakwood.
Other action, dismissed.
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance vs. Joshua Carlisle, Paulding. Other action, judgment
for the plaintiff in the sum of
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance vs. Amanda M. Treece,
Paulding and Michael Treece,
Paulding. Other action, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum
of $2,757.08.
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance vs. Joshua Hanenkratt,
Defiance. Small claims, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum
of $1,287.69.
Birdstone Inc., Paulding vs.
Stephanie Altic, Antwerp. Evictions, judgment for the plaintiff
in the sum of $2,440.
Van Wert County Hospital,
Van Wert vs. Miriam Lyons,
Payne and Chad Lyons, Payne.
Other action, judgment for the
plaintiff in the sum of $1,300.
Criminal Docket:
Diana L. Fockler, Defiance,
theft; $100 fine, $154.40 costs,
$234.75 restitution, 10 days jail
and 170 days suspended; probation ordered, complete online
Third Millennium theft course,
100 hours community service,
10 days jail or 70 days EMHA.
Joe Black, Defiance, disorderly conduct with persistence;
$200 fine, $235.50 costs; maintain general good behavior.
John J. Arnett, Oakwood, attempted theft; dismissed.
John J. Arnett, Oakwood,
criminal trespass; $100 fine,
$314 costs, 30 days jail suspended; 20 hours community
service, no contact with victim

Peggy Emerson was the speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Paulding County meeting. Emerson, director of the Paulding Chamber
of Commerce, recently attended a meeting with some legislators
in Columbus, telling about a new wind farm being proposed the
county north of Payne. She showed maps of the area and discussed the terms and conditions they will follow in building the
wind farm. Jim States was program chairman.

or victims property.
Joseph A. Rosa, Fort Wayne,
possession; $75 fine, $95 costs,
three days jail, 6-month license
Kevin K. Cottrell, Antwerp,
domestic violence; found not
guilty by jury, case dismissed,
no costs to defendant.
Roger L. Feeney, Payne, failure to confine dog; $50 fine,
$124 costs.
Mark D. Carnahan, Defiance, identity fraud; indicted by
Grand Jury, preliminary hearing
Lane T. Hunt, Payne, possession; preliminary hearing
waived, case bound over to
Court of Common Pleas.
Ashley Ramirez, Defiance,
possession; preliminary hearing waived, case bound over to
Court of Common Pleas.
Esiquiel M. Ramirez, Defiance, resisting arrest and
obstructing justice; waived
preliminary hearings for each,
cases bound over to Court of
Common Pleas.
Traffic Docket:
Jason M. Bills, Coldwater,
Ohio, 79/65 speed; $33 fine,
$85 costs.
Haley R. Sinning, Ohio City,
69/55 speed; $33 fine, $80
Glen D. Dunlap, Van Wert,
insecure load and over width;
$68 fine each count.
Mark E. Kramer, Grosse
Pointe, Mich., 77/65 speed; $33
fine, $77 costs.
Elizabeth A. Sigg, Defiance,
failure to yield to emergency
vehicle; $68 fine, $77 costs.
Joseph N. McVay, Paulding,
seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Gage S. Rettig, Antwerp,
tinted windows; $68 fine, $80
Craig A. Kilgore, Fort
Wayne, 78/65 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
Eva Rodriguez-Zelinski, Brielle, N.J., 89/65 speed; $43 fine,
$85 costs.
Thomas A.R. Logan Sr.,
Paulding, driving under suspension; $100 fine suspended, $95
costs, pay all by June 24 for sent
for collection (POC).
Alex M. Holofchak, Kokomo, Ind., 75/65 speed; $33 fine,
$85 costs.
Erica V.D. Brown, Indianapolis, driving under suspension;
dismissed, $87 costs.
Carlos Molina, Paulding,
failure to control; $68 fine, $80
Mary L. Rajchel, Fort Wayne,

following closely; $53 fine, $80

Rachel K. Juino, Antwerp,
83/65 speed; $43 fine, $77
costs, May 27 POC.
James N. Grooms, Napoleon,
towing violation; $dismissed
without prejudice, $77 costs.
Charles P. Vanpelt, Clayton,
Mich., seat belt; $30 fine, $50
Brianna M. Frazier, Continental, failure to control; $68
fine, $77 costs, Sept. 30 POC.
Lisa A. McMichael, Oakwood, 70/55 speed; $43 fine,
$80 cost.s
Christine M. Alexander, Taylor, Mich., 85/65 speed; $43
fine, $80 costs.
Christian A. Jaynes, Fortville,
Ind., 77/65 speed; $33 fine, $85
Derek R. Beaumont, Plymouth, Mich., 83/65 speed; $43
fine, $80 costs.
Amber M. Williamson,
Clarksville, Tenn., stop sign;
$53 fine, $80 costs.
De W. Lin, Paulding, seat
belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Alex M. Miller, Van Wert,
seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs.
Brandon A. Garnett, Monroeville, Ind., 72/55 speed; $43
fine, $80 costs.
Rafik Elsherif, Fort Wayne,
77/65 speed; $33 fine, $80
Derek L. Miller, Grover Hill,
seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Bilal M. Muta, Milan, Mich.,
81/65 speed; $43 fine, $82
Larry J. Mast, Fort Wayne,
87/65 speed; $43 fine, $77
Dericka C. Banks, Ecorse,
Mich., 87/65 speed; $43 fine,
$85 costs.
April L. Shipman, Mount
Vernon, Wash., 89/65 speed;
$43 fine, $77 costs.
Aaron W. Woodby, Paulding, FRA suspension; $100 fine
suspended, $77 costs; May 27
Aaron W. Woodby, Paulding,
seat belt; $30 fine; must show
proof of doctors notice for
medical reason for not wearing
seat belt.
Daniel E. Mirelez, Hoagland,
Ind., 80/65 speed; $43 fine, $80
K. Anderson,
Hicksville, stop sign; $53 fine,
$77 costs.
Vineeta Pherwani, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., 90/65 speed;
$43 fine, $80 costs.
Matthew D. Parks, Oakwood,

towing violation; dismissed at

States request, $77 costs.
Brian L. Paige, Van wert,
66/55 speed; $33 fine, $77
Charles L. Wilson, Clinton
Township, Mich., 75/65 speed;
$33 fine, $80 costs.
Steven E. McClure Jr., Paulding, FRA suspension; $100 fine
with $75 suspended, $77 costs,
pay $50 monthly, Aug. 26 POC,
proof of insurance provided.
Steven E. McClure Jr., Paulding, headlights; $68 fine, abide
by above guidelines.
William J. Chastain, Indianapolis, 82/65 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
John E. Gerlach, Noblesville,
Ind., 83/65 speed; $43 fine, $80
Shamus M. Thompson,
Grand Blanc, Mich., 81/65
speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Sara E. Milner, Toledo, 80/65
speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Christine M. Courtney, Sylvania, failure to yield to emergency vehicle; $68 fine, $80
Gabriel Zepeda, La Feria,
Texas, 90/65 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
Michael A. Johnson, Hicksville, seatbelt; $20 fine, $47
Vernon E. Schwartz, Oakwood, seat belt; $30 fine, $47
Lance D. Jones, Toledo,
89/65 speed; $43 fine, $85
Courtney J. Bennett, Coatesville, Ind., 77/65 speed; $33
fine, $85 costs.
Robert A. Starnes, Howell,
Mich., 77/65 speed; $33 fine,
$82 costs.
Maria E. Jensen, Chelsea,
Mich., 78/65 speed; $33 fine,
$80 costs.
Tennyson L. Saucedo, Salt
Lake City, 82/65 speed; $43
fine, $80 costs.
Trevor C. Hester, Liberty
Center, 81/65 speed; $43 fine,
$80 costs.
April R. Warner, Paulding,
traffic devices/signs; $53 fine,
$77 costs.
Stone E. Miner, Oakwood,
seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Mason W. Simonin, Paulding, seat belt; $30 fine, $47
Brett W. Nicholson, Clinton
Township, Mich. 76/65 speed;
$33 fine, $80 costs.
Deborah M. Wall, Washington Township, Mich., 80/65
speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.

Two injured, one critically,

in crash Monday evening
HAVILAND The Ohio State Highway Patrols Van Wert Post is investigating a serious
injury crash that occurred at 9:53 p.m. Monday, April 25 on Ohio 114, east of Haviland.
A 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, driven by
James A. Lewis, 51, of Haviland, was traveling westbound on 114. A John Deere tractor,
pulling a trailer, driven by Evan C. Klopfenstein, 24, of Haviland, was also traveling
westbound. The car struck the rear of Klopfensteins trailer.
The front seat passenger of the Chevrolet,
Chad E. Snavely, 44, of Haviland, was trapped
in the vehicle and removed by mechanical
Lewis was taken by Scott EMS to the Van
Wert County Hospital and subsequently flown

to Parkview Regional Hospital where he was

listed in stable condition.
Snavely was flown by Samaritan to
Parkview Regional Hospital where he was
listed in critical condition.
Klopfenstein was not injured.
Troopers were assisted on scene by the Scott
Fire Department and EMS, Paulding County
Sheriffs Office, Samaritan Life Flight, and
Gideon Wrecker Service.
Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.
Seatbelts were not in use at the time of the
crash. The crash remains under investigation.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol reminds
motorists to wear your seat belt and dont
drive distracted or after the use of alcohol or
prescription medication.

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


April 19
April 20
April 21
April 22
April 23
April 24
April 25


Common Pleas
Civil Docket

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

James H. Gray, Antwerp

vs. Paulding County Hospital,
Paulding. Declaratory judgment.
JPMorgan Chase Bank,
N.A., Columbus vs. Brian L.
Miller, Paulding and Linda A.
Miller, Paulding and Paulding
County Treasurer, Paulding.
Marriage Licenses
Zachary James Neace, 24,
Antwerp, General Motors and
Elise Andrea Schroeder, 24,
Antwerp, medical assistant.
Parents are Charlie M. Neace
and Virginia R. Meredith; and
Erwin L. Schroeder and Annette Simonis.
Steven Matthew Crates, 41,
Payne, disabled and Tabitha
Marie Pratt, 32, Payne, Chief
Supermarket. Parents are
Steven K. Crates and Sheila

Crates; and Samuel Pratt and

Gale Trimble.
Joshua Michael Pennington, 32, Paulding, manager
and Jessica Marie Porter, 33,
Paulding, teacher. Parents
are Michael Pennington and
Brenda Dangler; and Gregory
Porter and Christine Good.
Administration Docket
None filed.
Criminal Docket
Christopher D. Betts, 41,
Paulding, will be sentenced
on May 23 following a recent
court appearance for possession of meth (F5). He was
released on his own recognizance on the conditions of no
arrests, no drugs or alcohol
and that he remain compliant
with Westwood Behavioral
Health Center.
Brianna J. Watson, 27, of
Defiance, changed her plea to
guilty of trafficking in drugs
(F4). She will be sentenced
on May 18.

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

Auglaize Township
Karisa Long by Sheriff to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co.,
trustee; Sec. 27, 5.01 acres. Sheriffs deed.
Blue Creek Township
John P. Jr. and Patricia I. Rose to Jimmie J. Poling; Sec. 24,
Lot 5, Pratt Parcels, 0.52 acre. Warranty deed.
Lois A. Joder to Lois A. and Wayne C. Joder; Sec. 28, 74.435
acres and Sec. 32, 100 acres. Survivorship deed.
Brown Township
Teddy J. and Valeria S. Yates to Craig M. and Andrea S.
Dobbelaere; Lots 174 and 176, Original Plat, 0.372 acre. Warranty deed.
Carryall Township
William N. Rice to William N. and Raycene Rice; Sec. 15,
39.797 acres. Warranty deed.
Crane Township
Donna Parrish to Craig A. and Pamela K. Mills; Sec. 9 and
Sec. 16, 22.963 acres. Warranty deed.
Emerald Township
Joseph P. Bear to Todd L. Richardson and Bernadette Bear;
Sec. 21, Lots 6-9, Woodland Subdivision, 1.06 acres. Warranty
Bryan D. James to Bridget K. Ruppert; Sec. 6, 7.268 acres.
Quit claim.
Jackson Township
Guy S. and Marcine D. Watkins to Brennan K. and Margaret
A. Huss; Sec. 27, 5.47 acres. Warranty deed.
Antwerp Village
Helen E. Major Life Estate, dec. to Dan B. Major, et al.; Sec.
34, Outlots. Affidavit.
Melrose Village
Enviroscape Erosion Control Materials Ltd. to Adam and
Angel Hibbard; Lots 50-51, Original Plat, 0.17 acre. Warranty
Teddy J. and Valeria S. Yates to Craig M. and Andrea S.
Dobbelaere; Lot 175, 0.172 acre. Warranty deed.
Paulding Village
Donna J. Lane to Maribel Ramos; Lot 141, 0.03 acre. Warranty deed.
Kathleen D. Roth to Marc D. Shuherk and Virginia M.
Shuherk; Lot 6, Klingler Addition, 0.24 acre. Warranty deed.
Nicholas H. Martinez to Nicole K. and Eric J. Gross; Lots
230 and 235, 0.13 acre. Warranty deed.
Jie Li to Desiree L. Dunbar; Lot 37, Noneman Emerald Acres
Allotment #3, 0.35 acre. Warranty deed.
Mary E. Grubb, dec. to John H. Grubb; Lots 15 and 16,
Noneman Subdivision, 0.248 acre. Affidavit.
Levi Cain Jr., dec. to Elsie Cain; Lot 14, Dix Second Addition, 0.2 acre. Affidavit.
Payne Village
Coty Franklin et al. by Sheriff to Samuel D. and Christina M.
Flynn; Lot H, Gibson Third Addition, 0.58 acre. Sheriffs deed.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 5A

Police Report
Thursday, April 21
3:40 p.m. Daniel J. Krick, 19, of Paulding,
was cited for improper backing following a
two-vehicle crash on East Wall Street. Reports say he backed a 2002 Dodge truck from
his driveway into a 2005 Pontiac Bonneville
parked across the street. There was no damage
to the truck. The car had minor damage. Krick
was unhurt.
Saturday, April 16
1:03 a.m. Someone rang a complainants
door bell on North Main Street.
9:43 a.m. Police responded to an alarm on
McDonald Pike. They found the building secure.
2:53 p.m. Bike was reported missing from
West Jackson Street.
4:06 p.m. Neighbor problems were handled
on North Main Street.
5:20 p.m. A West Perry Street resident told
police an unwanted man was in their house
and garage.
9:15 p.m. A caller told officers a man exited
a vehicle and punched the female driver before
walking away. The suspect was not found.
10:20 p.m. Tires were cut again on a North
Main Street residents vehicle.
11 p.m. Sugar Street resident requested no
contact with a second individual.
Sunday, April 17
12:32 a.m. A North Main Street resident requested no contact with another subject.
11:30 a.m. Open burning was reported in the
area of Garfield Avenue and Miller Parkway
Drive. The flames were put out.
12:40 p.m. Police were told by a key holder
to disregard an alarm on McDonald Pike.
12:45 p.m. Possible shoplifting at a North
Williams Street business was investigated.
10:30 p.m. Junk notices were served on two
Nancy Street addresses.
Monday, April 18
9:18 a.m. A driver told police while in the
200 block of North Williams Street, their
trucks side mirror struck that of a truck
headed in the opposite direction in a construction zone.
10:19 a.m. Backing mishap in the Live Oak

Cemetery was documented.

7:05 p.m. Possible domestic was observed
of a couple walking along North Williams
Street with a stroller.
7:35 p.m. A man told police a kid was getting beat up pretty bad in the area of Klingler
Road and Main Street. No one was there when
police arrived.
8:19 p.m. Paulding EMS was called to the
Paulding Place parking area for a male found
unconscious in a truck. He was taken to the
hospital for evaluation.
11:42 p.m. Paulding County Hospital called
for a combative patient.
Tuesday, April 19
3:30 p.m. Police fielded a complaint about
violations of the two-hour parking along the
100 block of East Jackson Street.
6:05 p.m. Theft of a garden tractor from
Flatrock Drive was investigated. Information
about the vehicle was entered into an online
data base.
Wednesday, April 20
9:41 a.m. The police department was notified of an approved application for a temporary alcohol permit. Paulding Eagles was
given permission by the Ohio Department of
Commerce, Liquor Division to serve beer and
intoxicating liquor by the glass or container
during an event at the Paulding County Fairgrounds, May 6-8. They may serve until 1 a.m.
9:56 a.m. Village solicitor sent a letter to a
West Jackson Street resident about a violation
of a zoning ordinance.
3:23 p.m. Two vehicles were involved in an
accident in a North Williams Street business
7:53 p.m. Shed fire on West Perry Street
may result in charges against two juveniles.
Thursday, April 21
10:35 a.m. AEP called about damaged
equipment. It appeared to have been shot with
a .22 from a northerly direction.
12:07 p.m. Property damage on North Dix
Street was investigated.
3:15 p.m. Theft by fraud was reported by
a North Cherry Street resident. The matter is
under investigation.
11:02 p.m. Prowler complaint came in from
West Perry Street.

Commissioners Journal

Melinda Krick/Paulding County Progress

Solid Ground has started work on Phase 2 of the courthouse landscaping project. The work
includes raising the veterans memorial on the courthouse lawn.
Commissioners Journal April 4,
This 4th day of April, 2016, the Board
of County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members
present: Tony Zartman, Roy Klopfenstein, Mark Holtsberry, and Nola Ginter,
Judge Tiffany Beckman; Prosecutor
Joe Burkard; and Sheriff Jason Landers
- Judge Beckman lead the discussion
regarding courthouse security. Several
options were discussed of ways to make
the courthouse a more safe environment.
All in attendance agreed this is something
that needs to be looked into. Each agreed
to investigate some of the options and report back next week.
Matt Miller farms the Eaton Farm
north of US 24. He has been noticing
increased vandalism on the tillable fields
and the surrounding area, including the
cemetery. The vandalism is in the form of
rutting and tearing up the ground, making the tillable land less productive. The
same activity in the cemetery makes it
hard to mow and maintain. The sheriffs
deputies have been patrolling the area
more frequently. Violators will be prosecuted.
Chad Crosby, Engineers Office,
opened the bid for the 2016 Joint Township Chip Seal Project (see resolution
Ben Moore, Stateline Precision
Farms, presented an aerial map of the
Jacob Farm for the commissioners
review. He noted the acreage will be
planted to beans this growing season.
Brian Shuherk, Solid Ground, presented an estimate for reinforcing and
raising the veterans memorial on the
courthouse lawn. Various options were
discussed regarding the type of material to use. Additional estimates will be
Shuherk informed the commissioners
he plans to begin Phase 2 of the courthouse landscaping project this week by
taking out some bushes and grinding the
stumps/roots. He also noted some painting will be done this weekend, weather
A motion was made by Holtsberry
to go into executive session at 8:48 a.m.
with the Paulding County Prosecutor to
discuss legal matters.
At 9:01 a.m. all members present
agreed to adjourn the executive session
and go into regular session.

Holtsberry moved to adopt the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that the Board
of County Commissioners does hereby
authorize Carol Sanford, R.S., Environmental Health Director, Paulding
County Health Department, to apply for
a WPCLF loan, sign all the documents
for and enter into a Water Pollution Control Loan Fund with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the Ohio
Water Development Authority for the
repair and/or replacement of home sewage treatment systems on behalf of the
County of Paulding, Ohio.
Holtsberry moved to adopt the following resolution:
WHEREAS, it is more and more difficult for low and moderate-income citizens of our community to afford safe and
decent housing; and
WHEREAS, workforce housing is
becoming an economic issue not only
in Paulding County, but throughout the
Maumee Valley Region; and
WHEREAS, Defiance County, the
City of Defiance and Paulding County
entered into a Partnership Agreement
establishing the Maumee Valley East
CHIP Consortium, effective May 27,
2014, to take advantage of housing programs available under the CHIP Program
administered by the Ohio Development
Services Agency, Office of Community
Development; and
WHEREAS, Section 8 of the Partnership Agreement has been amended to address the HUD requirement of a separate
written agreement for all HOME-funded
activities, as outlined in 24 CFR 92.504.
The Amended Partnership Agreement of
the Maumee Valley South CHIP Consortium is dated April 4, 2016; now, therefore
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Paulding
County Board of Commissioners hereby
execute the proposed Amendment to
The Maumee Valley South CHIP Consortium Partnership Agreement with the
City of Defiance, Defiance County and
Paulding County.
This 4th day of April, 2016, being the
day advertised in the West Bend News,
a paper of general circulation within the

County, as per Section 307.86 of the

Ohio Revised Code, bids were received
and opened for the 2016 Joint Township
Chip Seal Project, to-wit;
Ward Construction Company, Leipsic;
The Paulding County Engineers estimate for the project is $347,456.03. The
specifications will be studied with a determination to be made later.

DUV to meet
New Haven

of the Rebecca Otis Tent #54

Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War will meet
Saturday, May 14 at the Georgetown Branch Library, Room B.
For more information, contact
Loretta McCann at 260-6320258, Vickie Day at 260-9090091 or Caroline Zimmerman at

Democrats meet

PAULDING Members of
the Paulding County Democratic Central Committee will
convene for a meeting May
10. They will gather at 7 p.m.
in the Paulding Eagles hall.

Locals testify on legislation to help

the building materials industry


Tony Burkley (R-Payne) announced that House Concurrent Resolution 10 received a
second hearing in the House
Commerce and Labor Committee.
Joining him in support of
the resolution were Jeff Scott,
plant manager for the Lafarge Paulding cement plant,
and Jerry Zielke, director of
Paulding County Economic
Development Inc., who both
provided proponent testimony
to the committee members.
HCR 10 is incredibly important to our industry because a heavily foreign subsidized cement being shipped
into our market could drastically alter any chance at being

competitive and those of us

that are supporting our communities would be on the losing end of this transaction,
said Scott.
The Lafarge plant in
Paulding County is very important to the northwest Ohio
region and has a major economic impact on the region,
said Zielke in his testimony.
It is very important that HCR
10 move forward as soon as
The goal of HCR 10 is to
help Ohio jobs by urging the
Office of the United States
Trade Representative to ensure that no World Trade Organization rules are violated
in regard to government funding of the McInnis Cement

and the Port-Daniel-Gascons cement plant located in

Quebec, Canada. Paulding
County is home to a branch
of Lafarge North America
and the cement plant is a large
employer in northwest Ohio.
I appreciate the positive
impact this company has had
on the citizens of Paulding
County and northwest Ohio
region, said Burkley HCR
10 contains the right message
to send to our trade leaders
that we need swift action to
support this industry.
House Concurrent Resolution will now await a vote
by the Commerce and Labor
Committee, before moving
to the House floor for further

Sheriffs Report
Three car/deer.
Friday, April 15
10:48 a.m. Trash bags were found along Road
179 in Auglaize Township.
1:01 p.m. Grover Hill theft complaint was investigated.
1:50 p.m. Dog complaint was handled on Road
115 in Emerald Township.
2:15 p.m. Mary Fast was arrested on a warrant.
3:03 p.m. Trash was dumped on property along
Road 424 in Carryall Township.
4:27 p.m. Unauthorized use of a dumpster was
looked into on Ohio 66 in Brown Township.
4:42 p.m. Possible animal neglect was investigated on Road 114 in Paulding Township.
5:16 p.m. Defiance County Sheriffs office requested a welfare check on a female on Road 138
in Brown Township.
9:37 p.m. Coon hunters were seen in a woods
along Road 108 in Jackson Township.
Saturday, April 16
12:17 a.m. Deputies assisted Antwerp Police
Department attempt to locate a vehicle involved in
12:45 a.m. Four-wheelers were seen trespassing
along Road 159 in Brown Township.
2:38 a.m. Deputies arrested James D. Rice Jr. on
a Defiance County warrant.
1:27 p.m. Four-wheelers were seen operating
on the streets of Payne.
1:49 p.m. Dog complaint was handled on Road
13 in Carryall Township.
3:10 p.m. Field fire on Road 138 was doused by
two Paulding fire units and two from Oakwood.
They were on the scene about 45 minutes. Paulding EMS stood by.
3:31 p.m. Three Paulding fire units and two
from Auglaize Township responded to a fire near
the intersection of Roads 156 and 137. They were
about half an hour.
4:23 p.m. Dog complaint was handled on US
127 in Paulding Township.
4:57 p.m. Trespassing complaint was looked
into on US 127 in Crane Township.
6:16 p.m. Brian Cutlip was arrested on a warrant.
7:20 p.m. Breaking and entering was investigated on Ohio 637 in Latty Township.
8:07 p.m. Putnam County Sheriffs office relayed information to deputies about a fight.
Sunday, April 17
12:45 a.m. Prowler was noted at a Jackson
Township along Ohio 613.
8:02 a.m. Dog complaint on Road 11 in Harrison Township was looked into.
11:05 a.m. Car/deer crash along Road 171 in
Auglaize Township was documented.
12:23 a.m. Breaking and entering was investigated on Road 72 in Benton Township.
2:12 p.m. Suspicious vehicle was reported
along Road 143 in Emerald Township.
4:33 p.m. Dog complaint on Ohio 613 in Jackson Township was taken care of.
9:56 p.m. Deputy reported possession at a location on US 127 in Paulding Township.
11:16 p.m. Domestic situation was handled in
Monday, April 18
12:08 a.m. Deputies delivered a message for
Van Wert Hospital on Road 114 in Paulding
4:26 p.m. Dog complaint came in from West
Caroline Street in Paulding.
5:02 p.m. Brown Township resident of Road
179 lodged a dog complaint.
6:07 p.m. A Jackson Township resident of
Road 131 told deputies there were cows in their
Tuesday, April 19
7:11 a.m. Litter was noted on Road 33 north of
Road 167 in Carryall Township.
10:25 a.m. Dog complaint was handled on Emerald Road in Paulding.
11:08 a.m. Car/deer crash was handled on Road
77 near Road 66 in Washington Township.

1:29 p.m. Brown Township resident of Road

122 made a dog complaint.
1:32 p.m. Dog complaint was handled on Road
123 in Emerald Township.
2:43 p.m. Cecil resident made a dog complaint.
3:30 p.m. Dog complaint came in from Road
230 in Carryall Township.
3:32 p.m. Deputies took a dog complaint from
Ohio 49 in Carryall Township.
3:42 p.m. Juvenile allegedly made a threat on
US 127 in Blue Creek Township.
3:48 p.m. Suspicious vehicle was noted on
Road 94 in Benton Township.
4:38 p.m. Ohio State Highway Patrol relayed
information about a shed that fell from a trailer on
Ohio 66 in Brown Township.
7:51 p.m. Debit card information was reported
stolen and used by another person according to a
Haviland resident.
9:44 p.m. Paulding police requested a mower
be entered in the online data base as stolen.
10:12 p.m. Custody dispute was handled on
Road 220 in Carryall Township.
Wednesday, April 20
7:05 a.m. Facebook threats were reported from
US 127 in Blue Creek Township.
11:35 a.m. Theft complaint was investigated in
12:49 p.m. Deputies responded to a panic alarm
that sounded in Grover Hill.
1:26 p.m. Rabbit cages were found dumped
along Road 98 in Paulding Township.
1:39 p.m. Door alarm sounded from Road 111
in Jackson Township.
2:51 p.m. Student was allegedly making threats
on US 127 in Blue Creek Township.
4:20 p.m. Dog complaint was handled on Road
153 in Auglaize Township.
5:03 p.m. Juvenile matter was looked into on
Ohio 500 in Paulding Township.
6:59 p.m. Trespass complaint was lodged from
7:10 p.m. An Oakwood man told deputies he
had been threatened by a neighbor.
7:53 p.m. Shed fire in Paulding was extinguished by two Paulding fire units in about 20
minutes. Paulding EMS stood by.
Thursday, April 21
6:54 a.m. Sheriff reported a car along Road 192
west of Ohio 49 in Carryall Township with the
driver passed out.
9:37 a.m. Two-car collision in a parking lot in
Payne was documented.
6:42 p.m. Possible child abuse was reported in
Jackson Township.
11:40 p.m. Car/deer crash was handled on Ohio
49 in Carryall Township.
Friday, April 22
4:40 a.m. Suspicious vehicle was spotted on
Road 166 in Brown Township.

Mayors Court

These cases are listed on a monthly basis as they are paid

in full.

Beverly D. Apple, Paulding, improper backing;

$110 fine and costs.
Katrina M. Barajas, Fort Wayne, improper
turn; $110 fine and costs.
Gregory E. Eckley, Loda, Ill., disobeyed traffic
light; dismissed.
Gregory E. Eckley, Loda, Ill., windshields and
wipers; $150 fine and costs.
Patrick M. Elkins II, Cecil, squealing tires;
$100 fine and costs.
Scott R. Haney, Paulding, improper backing;
$110 fine and costs.
Aaron T. Powell, Defiance, speed; dismissed.
Jonathon M. Villarreal, Cecil, disobeyed traffic
light; $115 fine and costs.

Deputies respond to calls at WTHS

HAVILAND A series of calls for
law enforcement to come to Wayne
Trace High School last week has resulted in a report being reviewed by the
prosecutors office for possible charges.
Service requests at the Paulding
County Sheriffs office indicate deputies
were called to the school once on Tuesday,
April 19 and twice on Wednesday, April
20. All three were apparently the result of
one incident.
We had people down there three times
in two days, confirmed Sheriff Jason
Landers on Monday.
The first call came at 3:42 p.m. on April
19; the second at 7:05 a.m. on April 20 and
the final call at 2:51 p.m. the same day.
The call on the 19th I think was irrel-

evant, said the Sheriff, adding that an

overheard comment was misconstrued
and the school handled the matter.
Talk of a threat on a students Facebook
account the next morning was the cause of
the second complaint, lodged on the 20th.
It was the result of the first call, based
on what was heard at the school, said
Sheriff Landers. He said his deputies
stood by that morning while school officials spoke with several students.
The last call from the school was based
on further talk centering on the second incident according to the sheriff. He said it
was this call that generated the report sent
to the prosecutor.
As a result of this episode, which allegedly involved off-the-cuff comments,

the Sheriff believes students at Wayne

Trace ...realize when you say this stuff
the cops show up... due to the times in
which we live.
In response to an email inquiry from the
Paulding Progress office, superintendent
Steve Arnold said, We had a situation at
Wayne Trace JH/HS one day last week.
Our JH/HS administrative staff worked
cooperatively with our county sheriffs office and believe the situation was handled
We cannot discuss the discipline of
students, but we are confident that Wayne
Trace JH/SH is as safe as it has always
been, he concluded.
Sheriff Landers said he was not aware
of any charges being filed at press time.

6A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, April 27, 2016


MR. and MRS.
Marsha Barnes celebrated
their 45th wedding anniversary on April 24.
They were married in 1971
at Trinity Friends Church in
Van Wert. They have resided
in Paulding since 1973.
Three children were born
to this union: Jenny (Leaman), Brian and Jeremy
Barnes. There are seven
Abbie, Hannah, Xander,
Brayton, Sarah and Eli.
The couple will spend time
in the Cleveland-East Lake
area for their anniversary.

Harold Sinn (left) and his twin brother Gerald are celebrating their 80th birthday this weekend in
Paulding. The pair grew up in Briceton, but both now live out-of-state.

Fight the Bite: Avoid diseases

carried by mosquitoes, ticks
arrival of mosquito and tick
season in Ohio, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH)
urges Ohioans to fight the
bite and take precautions to
prevent mosquito bites and
tick bites to avoid diseases
they may carry, such as Zika
virus, West Nile virus and
Lyme disease.
In Ohio, ticks are usually
active April through September, and mosquitoes May
through October.
You can take some simple precautions at home and
when traveling to prevent
potentially serious mosquitoborne and tick-borne diseases, said ODH medical director Dr. Mary DiOrio.
Zika virus has received a
lot of attention as a disease that
can be transmitted by some
mosquitoes, but there are other mosquito-borne diseases
as well, including West Nile
virus. Ticks also can transmit
diseases like Lyme disease.
The primary mosquito that
transmits Zika virus is found in
the tropics and southern U.S.,
but it is not known to be established in Ohio. A cousin of
the mosquito is found in parts
of Ohio and may potentially
transmit Zika virus. A type of
mosquito found in Ohio can
transmit West Nile virus, and
the state reported 35 cases last
Mosquitoes can live indoors
and outdoors, and some species bite during the day while
others bite at dusk and dawn.

Here are some tips to avoid

mosquito bites and prevent
mosquito-borne diseases:
If you are outdoors when
mosquitoes are most active, be
sure to wear long pants, a longsleeved shirt, shoes and socks.
Wear light-colored clothing, which is less attractive to
Use EPA-registered mosquito repellent and follow the
label directions.
Wear clothing and gear
treated with permethrin, an insecticide (do not apply permethrin directly to skin).
Install or repair screens
on windows and doors to keep
mosquitoes out of your home.
Here are some tips to eliminate mosquito breeding sites
around your home:
Eliminate standing water.
Empty or remove water-holding containers, such as
buckets, unused flower pots
and bird baths.
Make sure all roof gutters
are clean and draining properly.
Keep child wading pools
empty and on their sides when
not being used.
Ohio ticks can transmit a
variety of diseases, including
Lyme disease, and the state reported 154 cases last year.
Here are some tips to avoid
tick bites and prevent tickborne diseases:
Avoid direct contact with
ticks by avoiding wooded and
bushy areas with high grass
and leaf litter, and by walking
in the center of trails.

Wear clothing and gear

treated with permethrin, an insecticide (do not apply permethrin directly to skin).
Use EPA-registered tick
repellent and follow the label
Here are some tips for finding and removing ticks attached to your body using finetipped tweezers:
Use fine-tipped tweezers
to grasp the tick as close to the
skins surface as possible.
Pull upward with steady,
even pressure. Do not twist or
jerk the tick, which can cause
the mouth parts to break off
and remain in the skin. If this
happens, remove the mouth
parts with tweezers. If you are
unable to remove the mouth
easily, leave it alone and let the
skin heal.
After removing the tick,
thoroughly clean the bite area
and your hands with rubbing
alcohol, an iodine scrub or
soap and water.
Dispose of a live tick by
submersing it in alcohol, placing it in a sealed bag/container, wrapping it tightly in tape
or flushing it down the toilet.
Never crush a tick with your
Avoid folklore remedies
such as painting a tick with
nail polish or petroleum jelly
or using heat to make the tick
detach from your skin.
Go to the ODH website at
odh.ohio.gov for more information about how to prevent
mosquito-borne and tickborne diseases and other information and resources.

From Baby to Graduate

Sinn twins note 80th birthday

PAULDING On April 30, 1936, twin sons
were born to Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Sinn at
their home in Briceton.
Gerald Ray Sinn, the older one, was born
30 minutes before his brother, and weighed in
at 7 pounds.
Harold Ralph Sinn, as he would say, the
handsome one, weighed 9 pounds at birth.
The pair grew up with three brothers and
one sister in Briceton. The town was more
populated in those days. The people were
neighbors and friends.
The Sinn brothers attended Latty High
School through their sophomore year, when
the school closed after the Class of 1952. They



Continued from Page 3A

cookbook coming out next year. It has taken
hours of time and effort to get this done. What
a pleasure working for the editors at Herald
Press. They have been understanding through
all our busy times.
Ill share this recipe, which will be in the
cookbook. It was my moms recipe, and it is a
family favorite. God bless everyone!
9 cups apples, peeled and sliced
1 cup sugar (more or less, depending on variety of apples)

Baby To Graduate Review

Nows the time to reserve your space for graduates, from the Paulding County area,
a spot in this special edition just for them. Just bring in or mail with coupon below
your graduates favorite baby picture along with their senior picture to be published side by
side on May 18. What a special way to show off that graduate that youre so proud of.
We will also include- College, Jr. High and Kindergarten Graduates

Deadline is May 6th

Enclose Check for $20
and mail to
Baby to Graduate Review
Paulding Progress
PO Box 180
Paulding, OH 45879 or
email to pauldingpaper@
with payment information

Graduates Name _____________________________________________

Birthdate ____________________________________________________
Parents _____________________________________________________
Grandparents _____________________________________________
Due to limited space, parents and grandparents only.

2 tablespoons cinnamon
Crumb Topping
3/4 cup butter (12 tablespoons)
1-1/2 cup white sugar
2 cups flour
pinch of cinnamon
In a large bowl, toss apples with sugar and
cinnamon. Pour into 9x13-inch baking dish.
Combine crumb topping ingredients in a bowl
with a pastry cutter or two forks. Mix until
coarse and spread over apples. Bake at 350
for 45 minutes or until apples are tender.

Ron & nancy KRuse


Budget Blinds


Published Wednesday, May 18

May 1 Rich and Amanda

Jasso, Dr. and Mrs. Daniel
May 2 Dave and Kris
Stallkamp, Kevin and Holly
May 3 Dave and Jeanne
May 4 Jeff and Brenda
Clark, Dave and Kate Densmore.
May 5 Shawn and Keely
May 6 Butch and Theresa Caryer, Bud and Marsha


office: 419.592.0396
cell: 419.966.3854
fax: 419.592.0353

Graduates Name

***NOTE: These are a reduced version of what your picture will actually look like.


April 30 Dave Gilbert, Addyson Hormann, Derek Koch,

Brittany Mawer, Mitch Rothenbuhler, Edgar Spears.
May 1 Leona Aldred, Kara Baumle, Julia Grant, Frieda
Hammons, Stephanie Mumma, Alyssa Nardone, Tatrina Neer,
Ashlynn Rice, Courtney Roughton.
May 2 Victoria Geib, Jared Grace, Kathi Gross, Jordan
Lotz, Deb Mericle, Audrey Smiley.
May 3 Duke Albert, Ashley Justinger, Brian Lichty, Clara
Moreno, Elizabeth Tipton, Jason Unger.
May 4 Alycia Adkins, Bill Edwards, Linda Hammersmith,
Troy Johnson, Jalyn Klopfenstein, Kate Sinn, Kenny Thomas,
Oliver Zamarripa, Wesley Zeller.
May 5 Maggie Blair, Holly Douglas, Darlene Harpster,
Nicholas Lawhorn, Jaylynn Parrish, Kristie Schweller, Sergio
Saldana, Diana Sierer.
May 6 Kathey Niblett, Delaney Dachenhaus, Hunter Dugan, Derrick Miller, Eliza Doan Panico.

It seemed like just a few short years...

Name of School
Date of Birth
Parents Name
Grandparents Name

graduated in 1954 from Blue Creek High

School. Both played baseball and basketball
plus summer team sports for several years.
Harold now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He has two daughters, Tamra and Nicki, who
both live near Boston, Mass.
Gerald resides in Carpentersville, Ill. with
his wife, Marilyn. Their son, Greg, lives in
Seattle, Wa. while their daughter, Jana, lives
in Carpentersville.
Friends and family are welcome to attend
an open house in honor of the birthdays. It
will be held from 5-10 p.m. on Saturday, April
30 in the Black Swamp Nature Center, Paulding.

Shutters, Wood Blinds,

Draperies and More!
An Independently Owned
and Operated Franchise

M257 County Road 11

Napoleon, OH 43545

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 7A

You sure look nice today

Laughter is as good as medicine, they say. There have
been times in my own life
that I thought I would never
laugh again. With loss, came
tears; with time, tears became
smiles. Then one day, I found
that even though I seemed to
not be able to find the real
me anymore, my nature to
laugh and enjoy life wasnt
lost. It was still deep within. I
was still me.
Any one who knows me is
aware that I like to joke and
sometimes act a fool. Maybe
when you grow older, you realize that you only live once
and we can choose to live with
bitterness or make the choice
to try and be happy and even
be silly. So many situations
arise that are very difficult,
but God, family, friends and a
sense of humor, if you can find
it, will help get to the top of
that mountain.
Sometimes, if you simply
tell someone that they look
pretty today or just smile and
say a simple Hello it could
make their whole day better.
The other day, while going
through a drive-through fast
food establishment, I looked
behind me and saw a lady in
the car back of me. For some
reason, I told the server to put
that ladys food on my bill. I
did not know her and she did
not know me, but just the feeling of doing something special
made me feel good inside.
Another thing that made
me feel good today was that
I found and read some of
the funny things that kids
say in church. It is amazing
the things a child says that
brought to my mind Art Linkletters TV show and the segment Kids Say the Darnedest
Things. Remember that one?
I am going to share some
of these funny things kids say
in church and maybe you will
enjoy them as much as I did.
A little girl, Casey, asked
her Sunday school teacher a
question: If the people of Is-

a penny

for your Thoughts

By Nancy Whitaker

rael are Israelites, and the people of Canaan are Canaanites,

are the people of Paris called
One Sunday morning, the
pastor noticed little Alex was
staring up at the large plaque
that hung in the foyer of the
church. The plaque was covered with names, and small
American flags were mounted
on either side of it. The 7-yearold had been staring at the
plaque for some time, so the
pastor walked up, stood beside the boy, and said quietly,
Good morning Alex.
Good morning pastor, replied the young man, still focused on the plaque. Pastor
McGhee, what is this? Alex
Well, son, its a memorial to
all the young men and women
who died in the service.
Soberly, they stood together, staring at the large plaque.
Little Alexs voice was barely audible when he asked,
Which service, the 8:30 or
the 11:00?
A father took his 5-yearold son to several baseball
games where The Star-Spangled Banner was sung before
the start of each game. Then
the father and son attended
a church on a Sunday shortly before Independence Day.
The congregation sang The
Star-Spangled Banner, and
after everyone sat down, the

little boy suddenly yelled out,

A 6-year-old was overheard
reciting the Lords Prayer at a
church service: And forgive
us our trash passes as we forgive those who passed trash
against us.
A Sunday School teacher
challenged her children to take
some time on Sunday afternoon to write a letter to God.
They were to bring their letter
back the following Sunday.
One little boy wrote, Dear
God, We had a good time at
church today. Wish you could
have been there.
A Sunday school teacher
was carefully explaining the
story of Elijah the Prophet and
the false prophets of Baal. She
explained how Elijah built the
altar, put wood upon it, cut the
steer in pieces and laid it upon
the altar. And then Elijah commanded the people of God to
fill four barrels of water and
pour it over the altar. He had
them do this four times. Now,
said the teacher, can anyone in
the class tell me why the Lord
would have Elijah pour water
over the steer on the altar?
A little girl raised her hand
with great enthusiasm and said
To make the gravy!
I hope some of these small
jokes added a smile to your
day today. The sun is shining
so that should make us all feel
brighter. Life was made to
be lived. Life was made for
smiles, laughter and peace.
Life was made for love, giving
and sharing. Life was made
for understanding, listening,
and yes even for crying.
Have you ever felt like you
have just lost you in sad
situations? How can a person
find real happiness? How can
we all find peace and get along
together? Did you enjoy reading what kids say in church?
Let me know and Ill give you
a Penny for your Thoughts.
Well, let me end by saying
this, Wow! You look nice today.

Keagen Sharp and McKenzie Johnson, first grade students at Payne Elementary, were among
students receiving tree seedlings donated by Paulding SWCD.

Young students receive

tree seedlings from SWCD
By Staci Miller
Education specialist
Paulding SWCD
All first grade students in the county have
or will be receiving a blue spruce seedling to
plant in honor of Earth Day, donated by the
Paulding Soil and Water Conservation District
(SWCD) with over 300 trees being distributed.
Students learned about the different parts of
a tree as well as what a tree needs to grow and
survive, which includes food, water and nutrients.
They also learned about tree cookies and
how the growth rings of a tree help identify

the age of the tree. Using paper plates, students

made their own tree cookies representing their
ages if they were a live tree.
Students then got transformed into trees
where they played a game called Every Tree
for Itself. They were competing against each
other to grab their essential needs of food,
water and nutrients in order to survive.
After the presentation, each student received
a blue spruce seedling with planting instructions for them to go home and plant with a
loved one. The students really enjoyed learning about the essential needs of trees and plying the game Every Tree for Itself.

Master Gardeners to hold

Garden Treasures contest

Inaugural contest planned during Paulding County Fair

PAULDING If thoughts of winter are swiftly being replaced by visions of sunshine yellow
daffodils, cherry red tulips and tiny crocuses, if
you are dreaming of a colorful landscape and if
your hands are itching to dig in the soil, then the
Master Gardeners Volunteers of Paulding County
have just the right remedy.
During the Paulding County Fair, June 13-18,
local residents are invited to enter the Garden
Treasures contest and possibly becoming a prize
Fairy gardens (or miniature gardens) and best
artistic display of house plants are the two categories. Participants can enter one item in each category.
Inspiration can come from many sources, including books, magazines and Pinterest.
Entrants will be divided into two age divisions:
youth (ages 6-17) and adult (ages 18 and up).

Make it a point to drop in during the fair in the

Block Building and see what others have done.
Organizers hope to make this contest a yearly
event with the same categories or new ones in the
hope of inspiring more and more participants.
Entry forms will be available at the Paulding County Extension office or on-line at www.
Paulding.osu.edu under Master Gardener Events.
Questions about the contest can be directed to
Master Gardener Volunteers: Cathy Fowler (419399-3056), Karen Jacobs (419-594-2138) or any
master gardener.
Paulding FFA members Cameron Strahley and Hunter Vogel look over the greenhouse plants
For additional information on the Master Gar- that the chapter has been working on. The FFA will be holding a plant sale starting Friday.
dener Program or the Master Gardener contest,
contact Sarah Noggle, Paulding County Extension Educator Agriculture and Natural Resources at noggle.17@osu.edu or 419-399-8225 Ext.
8228. The OSU Extension Office is located at 503
By Chantal Monnier
gift planters. A nice variety of ing seeds, transplanting plant
Fairground Drive, Paulding.
FFA Reporter
Mothers Day potted arrange- starts to labeling, cleaning
PAULDING The Pauld- ments also will be offered.
and watering, the students
ing FFA Chapter and FFA There are over 10,000 plants have been learning in a
Alumni members have been in all. The students always en- hands-on environment. They
return on average tangible com- busy preparing for their an- joy this annual project and are have enhanced their knowl First quarter 2016 results in- mon equity was 13.27%.
nual plant sale, which starts excited to show off their beau- edge of plant products and
cluded approximately $0.5 mil- We are pleased with another April 29 at the greenhouse on tiful plants this year.
greenhouse operations, while
lion of pre-tax, non-operating strong quarter of operating re- East Caroline Street.
Dates and times are:
having some fun, too.
expenses which were primarily sults, which produced our 102nd Check out the selection of April 29, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Advisors and alumni memrelated to the consolidation of six consecutive quarter of profitabiliover 80 varieties of flowers, April 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
bers have helped to organize
branch locations during the peri- ty, said Claude Davis, Chief Exvegetables and succulents sold May 1, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
and supervise the students to
od. Excluding these items, net in- ecutive Officer.

make sure everything is in
come was $20.1 million, or $0.33 Additional information about

tip-top shape for their grand
per diluted common share, return the company is available at www.
types of hanging baskets and From mixing soils, plant- opening on April 29.
on average assets was 1.00% and bankatfirst.com.

FFA plant sale starts Friday

First Financial reports 1Q results

Pet Grooming

Large & Small

We do them all
Cats & Dogs Grooming



Cookie Lee Jewelry

May 5th

Betty Simons -

soon to

Avon and Cemetery Wreaths

May 10th (8-4 both days)

Stop and Shop before you go out of town.

The Perfect Match in HVAC.

- Repairs & Scheduled Services

- Computer Diagnostics

- Road Repairs
- Truck Tires (New & Used)

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 7am - 6pm

Saturday 7am - noon

- Truck Parts

861 E Perry St, Paulding (the old John Deere Store)

419-399-3900 x4

Coins - Old Papermoney

Jewelry - Watches

us today
5538 Road 13, Ottawa 13055 Dohoney
Road, Defiance
Paulding, OH 45879

your free estimate!

turn to the experts

State ID #25024




turn to the experts

State ID #25024

Truck & Trailer Services

- A/C


Paulding County

We have added mens ties, Mothers Day corsages, Russel Stover

candies and a large variety of other items to give as gifts.


Scott Wagner


CINCINNATI - First Financial

Bancorp last week announced financial results for the first quarter
For the three months ended
March 31, 2016, the company
reported net income of $19.8 million, or $0.32 per diluted common
share, compared to net income of
$19.8 million, or $0.32 per diluted
common share, in the fourth quarter of 2015 and $17.6 million, or
$0.29 per diluted common share,
in the first quarter of 2015.
Return on average assets for
the first quarter of 2016 was
0.98% while return on average
tangible common equity was

the environmentally sound refrigerant

turn to the experts

State ID #25024

the environmentally sound refrigerant

Antique Shop

turn to the experts

State ID #25024

the environmentally sound refrigerant

South US 127 - Paulding

8A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, April 27, 2016

LUNCH FOR HONOR FLIGHT Paulding Putnam Electrics

community lunch on Friday raised $1,650 for Honor Flight. Many
people came out despite a rainy event. Here, 98.1s Rick Small
(left) and co-op CEO/general manager George Carter help prepare the meal. PPEC employees are raising funds for an entire
Honor Flight, which costs about $70,000. The goal is to have the
funds raised by June 4, when the co-op will raffle off a brand new
truck. Raffle tickets can be purchased online at www.PPEC.coop.

Cooper Farms opened its newest addition, Pheasant Run Sow Farm, in Defiance County last week.

Cooper Farms completes new sow farm

MARK CENTER Cooper Farms held an open house and
ribbon cutting on April 22 for its new sow hog farm, Pheasant
Run, located in Mark Center.
The new farm will be home to female hogs and their piglets.
Utilizing state-of-the-art technology, Pheasant Run takes farming to a new level.
We like to think of it as more of a smart barn, said Kevin
Stuckey, sow division manager. With the help of technology
we can provide high quality individualized care for each animal in the barns.
This technology controls barn temperatures, alternating
fans, airflow and cooling cells to keep a consistent and comfortable climate for the hogs at all times. The system also has
the ability to self-heal.
If a fan were to stop working correctly overnight, the system would recognize that and turn on a different fan in the
same area, said Bud Koenig, facility maintenance manager.
The new farm will be home to just under 5,000 mother pigs,
which will give birth to approximately 2,600 baby pigs each

Open pen gestation allows the pregnant sows to roam in

large stalls of 80 sows each.
It will also feature electronic feeding stations to provide the
pregnant sows with individualized diets and care, while in the
open pens.
With each new farm we build, we are working to improve
the environments for the animals, and make them more comfortable by using the latest technology available, said Stuckey.
The farm sits on approximately 640 acres and will use a center pivot system to apply all-natural fertilizer on 120 tillable
Pheasant Run, which is Cooper Farms second farm in Defiance County, will bring new jobs to the area, employing 20
full-time team members, one certified livestock manager and
18 other indirect jobs at the farms completion.
Cooper Farms made a point to work predominantly with local businesses and contractors for the construction of the farm.
Over 40 contractors took part in the construction, doing anything from pouring concrete to electrical work.

PAULDING Superintendent
Brian Gerber highlighted the
Western Buckeye ESC Governing Board on the success of the
ESCs Resource Center during
the boards regular meeting April
20 at the Paulding ESC office.
Gerber also updated the board
on legislative issues, personnel
items, and ESC activities.
The Western Buckeye ESC
Resource Center, which is based
in Van Wert, is one of the crown
jewels in the agency. Very seldom does the public hear about
the voluminous amount of success stories that comes from the
resource center.
Quite frankly, I give all the
credit to the staff who works at
the resource center, Gerber told
the board. People make programs successful. The people
employed at the resource center
are the heartbeat of the program.
Director George Dougal and his
staff go above and beyond the
call of duty to help students in
Paulding and Van Wert counties.
They genuinely care about
the students well-being and
guide those students toward
graduation. The resource center
is not based on the traditional
school setting. The resource center is a school that tailors to the
needs of each student in order

ulations such as dropouts and

adjudicated youth. I cannot say
enough about the all the positives
our Resource Center produces
for the students they serve.
The board approved the following consent items:
The Thomas Edison Early
Childhood Center calendar for
the 2016-17 school year.
Budget revision for the
2016 Alternative Education
Challenge grant due to allocation
increase of $2,792.
Certified contracts for
2016-17 for Donna Clouse,
Rod Dudgeon, Zachary Boyer,
Rosanah Roster, Jenna Sherry,
Brian Rockhold, Ashley Shepherd, Karla Treece, Kate Wenninger, Heather Frey, Amy
Wannemacher, Nancy Ruhe,
Janice Kohart, Brenda Recker.
Non-certified contracts for
2016-17 for Allison Bittner,
Kristina Figgins, Laura Boesch,
Jeanne Gribble, Kathy Habern,
Alicia Hook, Amanda McDorman, Rachel Rager, Kerry
Shelton, Denise Shouse, Tasha
Miller, Linda Clark, Patricia
Miller, Virginia Crisp.
Non-renewal of the following paraprofessional contracts
for Allen County ESC effective
the end of the 2015-16 school
year: Debra Nolte, Jamie Fields,
Jessica Cartwright, Lora Market,
Brittany Cunningham, Cynthia
Long, Tonya Ramirez, Rachel
Smith, Stephanie Archer, Terri
Colley, Jessica Conley, Michael

WBESC board updated on

resource center success
for that student to have direct
personal contact with teachers
and aides on a daily basis who
provides structure, guidance,
and a path towards graduation,
Gerber continued.
Without the resource center,
these students would not graduate, he said. Finding the right
blend of staff is the key to success. We have found the recipe
that works for these kids.
The resource center tailors
curriculum around their students
to meet their specific needs. Currently, there are 25 students at the
RC and all 25 have a different
The resource center has a fulltime mental health staff member
who provides support for the students. The RC also serves those
students who need to recover
credit in order to meet graduation
Dougal and his staff work
together with our partner schools
to develop a curriculum that will
allow their students to succeed
in life after graduation. This is
directly related to the economic
vitality of our community and
state, Gerber told the board.
These students range from
the most gifted to the most atrisk, including special needs
students and other at-risk pop-

Halker, Sarah Prine, Jana Rayer,

Joseph Teodosio. This reduction
is due to a transfer of employment back to Allen County ESC
and is no reflection of job performance.
Five additional days to the
2016-17 contract for Margaret
Julia Baldwin-McGrath as
temporary speech therapist for
the remainder of the 2015-16
school year.
Five-year service provider
contract for Internet service with
NOACSC through June 30,
Set 2016-17 payroll clerks
salary to $15 per hour.
The next regular meeting will
be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 18
at the Van Wert ESC office.

PAY IT FORWARD As part of a Pay It Forward Project in social

studies, and in conjunction with The Ohio State University Alumni Associations month of service, third graders at Antwerp Elementary School held a friendly competition between classrooms
to collect food items. Students collected 689 items to donate to
the Paulding County Food Bank. Students who donated the most
items were Jordan McDorman, Serenity Rios, Madisyn Peters
and Colton Bashore. Along with donating, students practiced
Paying It Forward each day by doing an act of kindness for someone and asking them to do something nice for another person in
return. Antwerp students work hard to gain knowledge every day,
but realize that being kind to others is just as important.

Sherwood library
fundraiser set

SHERWOOD Friends of
the Sherwood Library are preparing for the Sherwood Spring
Fling, their annual fundraiser
for the library.
It will be held from 9 a.m.-5
p.m. Thursday and Friday, May
The event will include a bake
sale, a plant sale, a used book
sale and the annual potpourri
Dozens of donated items will
be raffled off at 5 p.m. on Friday.
Winner need not be present.

Northwest State Community College recently recognized 17

students during the induction ceremony for the Alpha Delta
Chapter of the Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society. Paulding
County students included Audra Phlipot of Cecil, Kylee Wenninger of Haviland and Brock Worden, Payne. Alpha Delta Nu
aims to recognize the academic excellence of associate degree
nursing students and encourage students to pursue advanced
nursing degrees.

State License #25417

Phone: 419-393-4690

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




Your little store & a whole lot more!

Concrete mix
Bird Feed
Dog & Cat Food
Softener Salt
Potting Soil

Chick Starter & Layer Feed

Deer Sweetlix Blocks
Salt Blocks
Pond Supplies
Grass Seed & Fertilizer

Helena Chemical Company, 200 N. Main St

Continental, OH 45831- phone 419-596-3806

Store hours 7 am to 5 pm M-F & Sat. 7 am to Noon.

Paulding FFA & FFA Alumni


The Quality Door Place

Garage Doors & Operators Entrance & Storm Doors

Room Additions Garages Gutters Awnings
Aluminum Railing Rubber Roofing Decks Fence
1640 Baltimore St. Defiance, OH 43512
Toll Free: (800)888-9838


ce 1

Plant Sale

April 29 8 am - 6 pm

April 30 9 am - 1 pm

May 1 11 am - 3 pm

May 6 1 pm - 5 pm

May 7 9 am - 1 pm

80+ types of flowers,

vegetables and
succulents sold in
6-packs, flats, baskets,
3 pots, baskets,
Mothers Day potted
arrangements available

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 9A

property law
program to be
offered at library

PAULDING The Paulding

County Carnegie Library will
be hosting a free program on
intellectual property protection
covering inventions, patents,
trademarks and copyrights. The
program will be held from 6:307:45 p.m. Thursday, May 5.
All businesses have intellectual property in one form or another.Entrepreneurs, inventors,
and business leaders interested
in learning more about this important topic are encouraged
to attend. Jacob M. Ward, registered patent attorney with the
law firm of Fraser Clemens
Martin & Miller LLC will pres Grover Hill Lions Club recently donated $500 to Paulding-Putnam Electrics Honor Flight project. Members include, from left John Wilkin, Ray Treece, Jay Denny, ent this seminar. This program
is free and open to the public,
Lonnie Miller, Terry Campbell, Bill Bolenbaugh, Reggie Hinchcliff, Andrew Kessler, Pat Commer and Jayme Denny.
but space is limited, so preregistration is required. Call 419399-2032 to reserve a spot.

Grover Hill
raises over $7K
for Honor Flight

GROVER HILL The community of Grover Hill came together

to raise funds for the Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative Honor
Flight project recently, bringing in $7,450.
The event, held April 16 at the Grover Hill VFW Post, featured
Nashville artist Daryl Dasher. The proceeds included donations
from various groups and individuals plus concert ticket sales and
truck raffle tickets sold by Paulding-Putnam employees at the event.
Many organizations pulled together to make this event a success,
including the Grover Hill Lions Club, Grover Hill VFW and the
Grover Hill school. Countless hours provided by many individuals.
Paulding Putnam Electric especially recognizes Brad Volk of
Grover Hill who organized the concert.
The utility is nearing its goal of raising $70,000 to sponsor an
entire flight for this region in the fall. Currently, close to $60,000 has
been raised.
One of the fundraisers is a raffle for a brand new truck. Raffle
tickets can still be purchased online at www.PPEC.coop or from any
PPEC employee. Donations may also be made online.

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

The following is a weekly re-

port regarding current and upcoming highway road construction projects in the Ohio Department of Transportation District
One, which includes Paulding
Drainage repair at the following locations may restrict
traffic at times through the work
zone: U.S. 127 from Paulding to
the Van Wert County line; Ohio
49 north of Antwerp.
U.S. 127 between Paulding
and the Defiance County line will
be reduced to one lane through
the work zone through the week
for sealing of pavement cracks.
Sealing of pavement cracks
on overpass bridge structures will
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Grover Hill has contributed $500 to help fund an Honor take place on the following routes
Flight. Present for the award were, from left - John Wilkin, Larry Thornell and Gary Gudakunst.
throughout the county through
the week: U.S. 127 and Ohio 49.

Fishers Flea Market

Corner of TR 87 (Duff Rd.) & SR 235 Lakeview, OH


April 9 thru September 25

Saturdays9 am to 5 pm Sundays10 am to 4 pm

Featuring Carolina Carports & Golf Carts & Accessories

Roofing, Siding &
So Much More...

of reliable
local service


of your weekend.


For hard-working lawn and garden equipment that keeps your yard looking great,
look no further than Kenn-Feld Group. Your local John Deere headquarters.

For Roofing
& more

D105 Lawn Tractor

Cast-iron front axle will not bend
Edge Cutting System gives
superior performance


1,499 +

on 100 Series Lawn Tractors

If youre not getting our price, you may be paying too much!



and Houg
Roofing and Siding, Inc.
Your Local
Home Improvement Specialist
Serving the Community
for Over 40 Years.

X380, X384, Z535M

Coldwater, OH



116 N. Walnut, Van Wert, OH

Trevor Bebout Gary Houg Tom Bebout

Van Wert, OH

Angola, IN

Napoleon, OH | Edgerton, OH | Archbold, OH

formerly Liechty Farm Equipment

Woodburn, IN
Wauseon, OH

formerly Brush Creek Sales and Rental

Manufacturers suggested price. MSRP may be different in California. Taxes, freight, setup, and delivery not included. Optional accessories and attachments not included. Equipment, models and prices
may vary by dealer. Product options and accessories may not be available in all regions. The engine horsepower and torque information are provided by the engine manufacturer to be used for comparison
purposes only. Actual operating horsepower and torque will be less. Refer to the engine manufacturers website for additional information. Offers valid in the United States. Prices in U.S. dollars. 2Term
limited to years or hours used, whichever comes first, and varies by model. See the LIMITED WARRANTY FOR NEW JOHN DEERE TURF AND UTILITY EQUIPMENT at JohnDeere.com/Warranty or JohnDeere.
ca/TUWarranty for details. 3$150 retail bonus available with purchase of any new X380 or X384 Select Series tractor or Z535M
Residential ZTrak Mower from Kenn-Feld Group from March 1, 2016 through May 2, 2016. Must present completed, official Test
Drive Request form at the time of purchase. Available at participating John Deere dealers. Retail bonus will be deducted from the
purchase price. Limit of one form per person per purchase. See your John Deere dealer for further details. See more at: https://www.


10A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Speice hired as next Staff contracts gain

Raider football coach attention at Antwerp
Progress Staff Writer
HAVILAND - The Wayne
Trace Local school district held
its April board meeting with several recommendations being addressed while hiring a new football coach to guide the Raiders for
the upcoming season.
After a recommendation of the
superintendent, JH/HS principal
and athletic director, the board approved the hiring of Mike Speice
as head football coach for 201617. Speice will take over the position left open when former head
coach Bill Speller resigned to take
a similar position at Elida.
Superintendent Steve Arnold
updated the board concerning
new LED lighting for an exterior
portion of the Wayne Trace JH/
SR campus. The cost of the lighting is $22,122 with the recoup
cost being realized in 5.5 years.
Personnel matters gaining approval included:
resignation of Melissa
LaBounty and Heather Hatcher
as teachers effective at the end of
the 2015-16 school year; Bethany
Hughes as freshman volleyball
coach; and Mike Priest as girls
assistant basketball coach.
one-year contracts with
Ronda Walters as a business
teacher and Matthew Wilhelm as
a Payne Elementary teacher.
a 45-day contract for Dave
two-year certified personnel
contracts for Christen Bauer, Elizabeth Becker, Rachael McCroskey, Kaleb ODonnell, Kylee
Ondrus, Katherine Scarbrough,
Maureen Sorensen, Angela
Stokes and Marta Wilder.
three-year certified personnel
contracts with Allyssa Alvarez,
Shawn Gerber, Lori Heiby, Kara
Kelly, Alexis Short and Anne
two-year classified personnel
contracts for Kelvin Davis, Jay
Lamb, Julanne Molitor, Katie
Stoller, Lisa Worden and Dawn
one-year contracts to Rachel

Rager as a Payne Elementary
paraprofessional and Camilla
Kline as the four-hour cook/cashier at Grover Hill Elementary.
In other business, the board:
commended Miss Sharon
Spinner, Mrs. Joni Wenninger,
and the high school band for
earning a superior rating at this
years OMEA regional music

contest. The band will compete at

the state competition the weekend
of April 30. The choir received an
excellent rating at the same competition.
commended Miss Joni Klopfenstein, Mrs. Heather Hatcher,
senior Scott Wenninger, junior
Brooke Lelonek, and the Wayne
Trace National Honor Society for
hosting the Glow in the Dark fund
raiser with proceeds benefiting
the family of Wayne Trace alumnus Tim West.
approved an overnight trip for
invited FFA members to the FFA
state convention in Columbus on
May 5-6.
approved the list of seniors for
graduation on May 29 contingent
upon completing all graduation
approved the modification of
several school board policies to
reflect changes in state and federal laws.
approved the guidelines and
agreement form for use of school

Progress Staff Writer
ANTWERP Antwerp Local
School board met last Thursday
with approval of several teacher
contracts and supplemental contracts being completed. The board
viewed a couple of demonstrations from students and the latest
update concerning the lighting
and bleacher project was given
by the superintendent.
One-year teaching contracts
were awarded to Jason Hale,
Areli Reutter, Alyssa Saylor, Rick
Weirich, Nickolas Peckinpaugh,
Marie Plassman and Zachary
Two-year teaching contracts
were awarded to Wade Sisson,
Ryan Zuber, Julie Bok, Sahari
Owusu-Safo and Chad Schindler.
Three-year teaching contracts
were also given to Amy Sorrell,
Brittni George and Renee Staas.
One-year contract was signed
for Lynn Bute as outside maintenance for 2016-17.
Two-year contract went to

Leila Becker as custodian for

the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school
Continuing contracts were
given to Karleen Grimes as cook
and Mike Knight as bus driver beginning with the 2016-17 school
Supplemental contracts for
the the coming school year were
made with: Jason Hale, assistant
varsity football coach; Kevin
Carr, assistant varsity football
coach; Zac Feasby, assistant varsity football coach;
Zach Lee, assistant varsity football coach; John Brown, junior
high head football coach; Chris
Walters, junior high assistant
football coach; Brooks Rohrs, junior high assistant football coach;
Susan Jewell, assistant cross
country coach; Alicia Hook,
junior high cheer coach; Jason
Hale, weight room supervisor
and Drew Altimus, mini-Archers
football coach.
Part-time summer workers
hired were Deb Altic, Brandon

Commissioners Journal
Commissioners Journal April 6, 2016
This 6th day of April, 2016, the Board of County
Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Tony Zartman, Mark Holtsberry,
and Nola Ginter, Clerk. Absent: Roy Klopfenstein.
Emergency Preparedness Meeting - In attendance
were Lou Ann Wannemacher, Carol Temple, Ann
Pease, Lynn Vance, Claudia Fickel, Ed Bohn, John
DeMuth, Katie Sunday. Bohn distributed a draft of
the courthouse and county court annex emergency and
evacuation plan. Several changes were suggested. Bohn
agreed to edit the plan addressing the concerns of the
When the plan is updated and approved, the commissioners will provide evacuation maps to be displayed in each office. Bohn announced there will be
fire extinguisher training later this year.
Mark Rassman and Rick Grimes - Rassman met
with the commissioners to express his desire to construct a prayer park in Emerald Township at the corner
of Rd 133 and SR 111. The commissioners advised
Rassman to consult with an attorney to move forward.
The small parcel is the former site of the Emerald Mission Church and part of the Fred Fricke Trust.
Ed Bohn, EMA director, noted he will be attending
a meeting in Columbus next week. He also reported
notification of a $7,830.00 grant. LEPC dollars will
be used to match this grant and it will be used to fund
a comprehensive haz-mat traffic study for Paulding
County. Bohn listed several roadways and intersections

of concern. He also reported Paulding County has 28

facilities handling hazardous materials. The facilities
are required to report disposal procedures.
Bohn reminded the commissioners of two training
sessions Paulding EMA will be hosting. On April 4,
Ohio Gas will present training on residential usage and
on May 5, a four-county pipeline seminar is scheduled.
Bohn reported Phil Wells continues to work on
emergency shelter agreements. No back-up generators
are necessary for these shelters.
LEPC has received approval for an exercise site
at the wind farm lay-down yard at Rd 60 and SR 49.
Bohn presented two press releases that will be in the
paper next week. The press releases will address grant
awards and the new trailer for first responders.
Ramon Montes, Koorsen Fire and Security, presented options for a fire alarm system in the courthouse.
He noted that Ohio has very strict rules and regulations. He will draw up a quote and follow-up in a few
A motion was made by Holtsberry to go into executive session at 8:07 a.m. with the Paulding County
Prosecutor to discuss legal matters.
At 8:33 a.m. all members present agreed to adjourn
the executive session and go into regular session.
Holtsberry moved to adopt the following resolution;

WHEREAS, on April 4, 2016, one bid was received for the 2016 Joint Township Chip Seal Project;
WHEREAS, after review of the aforementioned
bid, Travis McGarvey, Paulding County Engineer,
has recommended that the project be awarded to Ward
Construction Co., now, therefore
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby award the 2016 Joint Township Chip Seal Project to Ward Construction Co., in the
amount of $273,718.30.
Holtsberry moved to adopt the following resolution;
WHEREAS, the Paulding County Commissioners has a Service Agreement with the Area Office on
Aging of Northwestern Ohio, Inc. to provide certain
functions, activities, and services to Paulding County
residents through the Paulding County Senior Center;
WHEREAS, it is necessary, for the care and
well-being of the residents served, to share certain information that is confidential and must be afforded special treatment and protection pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
of 1996; now, therefore
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County
Commissioners does hereby enter into a Business
Associate Agreement with the Area Office on Aging
of Northwestern Ohio, Inc., a copy of which will be
filed at the Paulding County Senior Center.

Stop by and say hi to

Lee Kinstles newest
sales consultant,


ph 419.238.5902

Dunderman, and Holli Altic as

custodians and Cord Ehrhart in
the maintenance department.
Three overnight student trips
gained approval: for the yearbook students and Amy Sorrell
from Nov. 9-12 to attend the JEA/
NSPA convention in Indianapolis; for student council representatives and Jassmine Reyes from
April 28-30 to attend the Ohio
Association of Student Councils
state conference in Mansfield;
and for the girls basketball team
along with head coach Scott
McMichael to attend basketball
camp from June 22-24 at Wilmington College in Wilmington.
The board approved the
NEOLA policies and policy updates for the school district and a
resolution declaring it necessary
to levy the renewal of the permanent improvement levy.
Members of Mr. Temples
science class were guests of the
board and demonstrated a board
game they created in class. Amy
Sorrell and Annie Miesle also
were present to share a power
point presentation concerning the
Ohio Scholastic Media Association and the several awards they
received including their yearbook.
The board was updated by Superintendent Martin Miller concerning the lighting and bleacher
installation project at Archer
Important dates as the school
year comes to a close include:
prom at Grants on April 30 beginning at 6:30 p.m.; academic
awards night at 6:30 p.m. on May
11; field day for the elementary
students on May 17; and elementary school awards at 8:30 a.m. on
May 18.
If you dont advertise,
you are not likely to
get customers. Learn
how your community
newspaper can help you
call the Progress today
at 419-399-4015.

The More You Buy

The More You Save...

On Pool & Spa Chemicals


April 25 - May 7
Get Complete Details at

Check us out on Facebook

650 W Ervin Rd
Van Wert, OH 45891



$1 to $499.99, receive 10% o

$500 to $999.99, receive 15% o
$1000-or more receive
maximum discount of 20% o.
Discount only valid on in stock chemicals
does not apply to special orders. Must be purchased
in 1 transaction to qualify for discount levels.

*Pool & Spa Specials


Open: Mon-Fri 9-7 & Sat 9-3

1495 Ralston Ave, Defiance Ohio

2015 CHEVROLET 1/2 TOn

siLVERadO ExT Cab LT 4x4
5.3 V-6 auTO. Full Power- Victory
Red, Black Cloth. Tow Pak. Bed
Sprayed. Only 12K.
(2)- 2015 CHEVy impaLas LTz
1 Silver, 1 Red Pearl, V-6 Leather
2015 CHEVROLET impaLa Ls
LTd 4 door, white, 10k.
Red. Loaded. 20k.
2015 CHEVy EquinOx LTz aWd3.6- NAV. roof- Tritone Tan Leather
All Loaded Up 16k.- White
2014 FORd FusiOn sE 2.5L
4 cylinder, sunset red, tan cloth,
clean. 38K.
2014 FORd EsCapE TiTanium
EdiTiOn 4-dr., black met., 4WD,
dbl sunroofs, NAV, leather, 8K.
2013 CHEVROLET 1/2 TOn
siLVERadO REg Cab Dark Red,
Black Cloth, Chromes Fiberglass Top
4.3 V-6 Tow Pack Only 10,000 miles.
2013 CHRysLER 200 LTd Lt. Tan
met. Tan leather. V6. Loaded. 18K.
2013 CHRysLER TOWn
& COunTRy Touring L Slate
Leather- Full Power.

2013 CHRysLER TOWn &

COunTRy LTd Lt. Tan met. Taupe
leather. Tow package. Loaded.
31k. Stow-and-go.
2012 FORd EsCapE xLT FWD
V-6. Dk. gray met. Black cloth. 58K.
2012 CHEVROLET maLibu LT
Lt. Bronze Met. Chromes. Special
Leather. 4-cyl. Full power. 28K.
2012 buiCk REgaL 4-door.
Red/Blk leather. Wheels. Roof.
Heat. Like new. 29K.
2012 JaguaR xFs 4 door Black
Loaded. 53k. Like new!
2012 CadiLLaC sRx aWd Luxury
lt. Bronze Dbl Sunroof- Towpack 66K.
2011 CadiLLaC sRx aWd- Dbl
Sunroof, Silver 53k. Extra Clean.
2011 CadiLLaC sRx FWd
Luxury Pkg. Mocca Steel Met. Dbl
Sunroof-53k. Tritone Tan Leather
2010 CTs pREmium aWd 3.6
Nav. Dbl Sunroof 1-Lady owned
42K. Di-White.
2007 CHRysLER TOWn &
COunTRy TOuRing Magnesium
Stow & Go Full Power- Gray Cloth,
Extra Clean 108K.

How to be a hotel manager

One of the first things I notice

when the weather turns nice is
the abundance of insects flying,
crawling and jumping about.
Pesky house flies, ants, a mosquito here and there, and several
other unidentified flying objects
seem to emerge en masse.
I always count on them to be
the real harbingers of spring,
because for all our human wisdom, the bugs seem to be more
well-informed than we are. For
them, its a matter of survival.
We simply put on a sweater and
turn up the heat.
If youve never thought about
the insects and other members of
that segment of creation, maybe
you arent aware of their importance. Most of us know that each
plays a part somewhere in the
big picture, but were not quite
sure what that is, and we oftentimes let our fear and loathing get
the better of us.
My husband appreciates some
of the little creepy crawlies a little more than I do, with his respect for the life of even a spider
in the house. Hell more often
take it outside and turn it loose
than kill it. Good for you, Honey.
Bees have the ability to fas-

cinate us with
There are
honnearly 20,000
species of bees
ways, but they
on the planet,
also command
and these inrespect because
clude our naof their ability
tive species,
to inflict pain
which numon us when
bers approxiwe get in their
mately 4,000.
way. Theyre
One of these,
perfectly conthe mason
tent to go about
bee, is largely
their business, By Kylee Baumle
responsible for
but youd better
all that zucnot interfere.
chini you try
They deto pawn off on
serve our reyour friends
spect in other ways too. Without and neighbors each summer.
them, our food supply would be Mason bees (Osmia sp.) are
greatly diminished. We owe 50- solitary, in that each mother bee
80% of what we eat to them, be- is responsible for the housing
cause of their role in pollination. and raising of her young, un Honey bees (Apis sp.) arent like honey bees, which live in
the only bees that pollinate, colonies. A mason bee will take
however. And bees as a whole advantage of holes in various
arent the only insect that polli- locations, perhaps one made by
nates. The honey bee we know a beetle in a tree, or in a hollow
is a European ex-pat, coming twig. She will go in, provide a
here in the early 1600s, and has mixture of nectar and pollen as
adapted nicely to its new home. food, lay an egg, and then seal it
Domestic bees did the job quite off with mud. She will continue
nicely however, before their for- the process until the hole is filled.
eign cousins came along.
When the larva hatches, it will

In the Garden

eat the nectar/pollen mixture as

it grows and then emerge as an
Though not native, leafcutter
bees (Megachile sp.) do much
the same thing as mason bees,
but will chew a rounded section
from a leaf and carry it back to
the hole, where it will be used
to line the cavity where she will
lay an egg.
You may have seen the
nearly perfect round holes cut
out of your rose leaves, for
example, and if youve ever
caught a leafcutter bee in the
act, its fascinating to watch.
Videos of a leafcutter bee in
action can be found on Youtube and I highly recommend
watching them.
Neither mason bees nor
leafcutter bees sting, so there
are no worries there. They are
very important pollinators in
our gardens and farm fields, so
we should welcome them. One
way to do that is to put up a bee
hotel, often called a pollination
station. Of course, be sure to
have plenty of flowers and/or
edibles nearby so you can attract them in the first place.
There are numerous bee ho-

Commissioners Journal
Commissioners Journal April 11, 2016
This 11th day of April, 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.
Judge Tiffany Beckman, Sheriff Jason Landers,
Prosecutor Joe Burkard, Ed Bohn (EMA director) The second meeting to discuss courthouse security
occurred in the commissioners office.
Sheriff Landers shared his thoughts and ideas on
how to make the courthouse more secure. He presented information and a quote for a metal detector
to be placed at one entrance of the courthouse. Landers also emphasized there should be two deputies to
cover the building during operational hours.
He also noted he is considering all entrances to
determine which one will be the most conducive for
the general public, as well as for employees.
All in attendance agreed better security measures
for the courthouse are essential for the safety of employees and the people who do business at the courthouse.
Ed Bohn, EMA director, resented the mitigation
plan for the commissioners approval. The commissioners authorized Bohn to sign all paperwork related
to the mitigation plan (see resolution below). He also
reported he found a company that will pick up the
containers of mercury he needs to dispose of.
Sarah Noggle, Extension Educator, Agriculture
and Natural Resource, presented her first quarter report. She reported 23 attended the Certified Livestock
Manager Credit meetings. Februarys topic was Pork
Industry Swine Audit. Marchs topic was Ohio Nutrient Management Record Keeping System (taught by
Noggle), focusing on manure spreading regulations.
Paulding County hosted its annual Agronomy Day
in January. Over 25 vendor booths were exhibited,
with over 75 in attendance. Noggle noted next year
she will offer the pesticide recertification at this event.
Noggle reported she taught four area FACT (Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training). Farmers and
commercial applicators of fertilizer to be certified by
September 2017. Noggle also noted 47 farmers recertified their private pesticide applicators license by attending an OSU Extension Paulding County training
session. This years program reached 51,780 acres of
Noggle reported fielding over 183 phone calls,

emails, meetings, and/or personal visits during the

first quarter. She also noted many speaking engagements she presented during January, February and
Noggle also hosted a Nutrient Solutions from the
Farm Event, with a variety of speakers from various
entities. She noted over 80 farms attended this event
funded by the Ohio Environmental Council.
Michael Schweinsberg, Extension Educator, 4-H
Youth Development, reported on 4-H Development
in Paulding County. He announced 364 members
from 219 families, an increase of 24 members and
10 families from 2015. Paulding County has 43 certified volunteers assisting with 13 4-H clubs and the Jr.
Master Gardner Program. Schweinsberg also reported
a new 4-H club, County Clickers, has stared in Cecil.
He commented counselors are training and planning for 4-H camp. The 2016 theme is 4-H Camp
Palmer: Its Dino-mite! The focus will be dinosaurs.
Schweinsberg continues to participate in junior
and senior fair boards monthly meetings. He also
announced he applied for and received a $3,800 grant
from the Ohio 4-H Foundation. He purchased six
Lego EV3 Robotic Kits. The kits will be used in area
schools and will be made available to youths taking
robotics projects on April 21.
Schweinsberg noted he keeps active in the local
schools. One of the projects he works on is the
ChickQuest in third and first grade classrooms.
He also publishes the 4-H calendar, distributing it
to all advisors and families; the 4-H Family Handbook; and the Clover Connection (a bi-monthly newsletter sent to all 4-H families in Paulding County).
Holtsberry moved to adopt the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County
Commissioners does hereby direct the County Auditor to amend the 2016 Annual Appropriation by
appropriating the following in the Engineer-Gas Tax
Fund (009), to-wit; 009-001-00008/Engineer-Gas
Tax/Equipment AMOUNT: $170,857.
Holtsberry moved to adopt the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County
Commissioners does hereby modify the 2016 An-

nual Appropriation and hereby directs the Paulding

County Auditor to transfer funds; to-wit; FROM:
001-015-00003/General Fund/Election Board/Supplies TO: 001-015-00004/General Fund/Election
Board/Equipment AMOUNT: $1,295.84.
Holtsberry moved to adopt the following resolution:
WHEREAS, the Paulding County EMA Mitigation Plan is ready for submittal; now, therefore
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County
Commissioners does hereby authorize Edward
Bohn, Paulding County EMA Director, to submit
and sign all the documents on behalf of the County
of Paulding and the Paulding County EMA.
Klopfenstein moved to adopt the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County
Commissioners does hereby modify the 2016 Annual Appropriation and hereby directs the Paulding County Auditor to transfer funds to Unclaimed
Monies Fund (Fund 021); to-wit; FROM: 001008-00007/General Fund/Court of Common Pleas/
Jurors Fees $15; 35-001-00001/Township Gas
Expense $2,238.44; 001-031-00013/General Fund/
Coroner $15; 001-015-00007/General Fund/Election Board/Other Expenses $32.60; 001-014-00006/
General Fund/County Court/Jurors Fees $15; 001024-00008/General Fund/Soldiers Relief/Transportation $25; 001-031-00013/General Fund/Commissioners Misc/Trial Expenses $15; 136-001-00001/
Co Court Probation Ser/Other Expenses $240; 029001-00002/Trailer Tax 2nd Half $29.29; 001-03100013/General Fund/Commissioners Misc/Trial
Expenses $15; 014-001-00005/Board of DD/Contracts/Services $1,725.17; 014-001-00012/Board
of DD/Donations/Bequests $500; 001-031-00013/
General Fund/Commissioners Misc/Trial Expenses
$15; 001-014-00006/General Fund/County Court/
Jurors Fees $15; 001-008-00007/General Fund/
Court of Common Pleas/Jurors Fees $15; 003-00100009/Health Department/Other Expenses $80;
TO: 021-001-99999/Unclaimed Monies/Unclaimed
Monies $4,990.50.



Fish Pick-up Dates

April 30, May 7, 14, 21
Amur, minnows, blue tilapia
& other varieties. Aeration
Systems, Windmills, Fountains.
Free Brochure

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 11A

A mason bee enters a tube in a bee hotel. Providing a home for

these gentle, solitary bees is a way to welcome more of them into
your garden, where they will happily pollinate your plants.
tels available for purchase online, consisting of tubes which
the bees will use just as they
would such holes found in nature. A quick Google search
finds that bee hotels can be ordered from Gardeners Supply
Company, Amazon.com, and
even eBay and Etsy. Instructions for making your own can
be readily found as well.
Bees come in all shapes and
sizes, so dont assume its not

a bee if it doesnt resemble one

that youre familiar with. And
please dont dismiss them as
pests, because theyre far more
valuable to us than you might
Read more at Kylees blog,
Our Little Acre, at www.ourlittleacre.com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/
OurLittleAcre. Contact her at

M, W, F 8:00-12:00

. Landscape Design & Installation

. Residential & Commercial Projects

. Quality Mulches . Fully Licensed & Insured
P.O. Box 311, 107 Stone St. . Antwerp, OH
Phone: 419-258-2955

West of Kalida on U.S. Route 224

Fax: 419-258-2956

for April 29 - May 1
Cole Slaw


Hot Pepper Cheese
Living Lettuce


$2.99 ea.

Seedless Watermelon



Filet Kabobs

$5.49 ea.

80% Ground Beef

Baby Back Ribs



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

Sunday 9 am - 5 pm

4422 Bull Rapids Rd., Woodburn, IN 260-632-1110

12A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Financial Antwerp

Payne Elementary took the honors winning the 2016 Battle of the Books. Winning team members are, from left Malia Wittwer, Laura Stoller, Therin Coyne, Cameron Stoller, Kate Laukhuf and
Morgan Hefner.

2.24% APR!
Auto and motorcycle loan rates as low as


No loan application fees!
Free weekly payment options!
No pre-payment penalties!
You will receive local loan approvals and service with a live
voice on the phone, free bi-weekly payment program, and
consideration for more than just your credit score.
Well make your first $25 deposit
When you open an account.

Payne Elementary again

Battle of the Books champs

PAULDING For the second year in a row, Payne Elementary Schools Battle of the
Books team was victorious in
this countywide reading competition.
The team, made up of a
fifth-grader and five sixth-graders, answered more questions
correctly to ease out a win over
Grover Hills team during the
April 13 finals.
The Battle of the Books is
a literary competition between
Paulding County schools and
home-schooled children, sponsored by the Paulding County
Carnegie Library. Teams made
up of fifth- and sixth-graders
compete by answering questions about books on the Battle
of the Books list. The list and
books are supplied to each elementary school and library
location at the beginning of the

school year.
The winning school receives a trophy and each team
in the finals receives special
This years competing
teams represented Antwerp,
Oakwood, Payne, Grover Hill,
Paulding and Divine Mercy.
This year marked the 25th
anniversary of the Battle in
Paulding County, said Susan
Pieper, library director. The
program has grown to be very
competitive and exciting. It
was great to see principals,
teachers, family and friends
rooting on their teams in this
competition of brain-power.
What made this years
competition unique is that
many of the books were titles from the past century.
The library is celebrating
its centennial this year and

it was our goal to encourage young readers to read

the same books their parents
and grandparents and even
have read, shared Pieper.
We are so grateful for our
sponsors who help make this
program possible, said Sara
Molitor, head of youth services. Dr. Larry Tope and
Dr. Jeffery Rhees DDS make
it possible for each finalist
team to receive T-shirts and
Lafarge provides funding for
the Battle books to be placed
in the elementary school libraries each year. We could
not have a successful battle
without their support.
For more information about
the Battle of the Books competition or to help sponsor the
2017 competition, contact the
library at 419-399-2032.

5351 CR 424, P.O. Box 1004, Antwerp

(419) 258-5151
M-F: 8:30-5:00
credit union noW open to the community!
Special rate as of 4/1/16. All loans subject to approval and terms. Loan sale rate could
end at any time without advance notice. Rate includes all possible discounts; call your
branch to determine your discounts. No other coupon discounts available. Interest will
continue to accrue over the 90 days.

A packed house rooted on teams as they battled intensely for the county championship in the
Battle of the Books.

We Deliver Anywhere
Available in Bulk or Bagged
Top Dirt
Fill Dirt
Peat Moss
Decorative Gravel
Flag Stone
Red, Brown and
Black Mulch

Concrete, Mason,

Play & Beach Sand
Retaining Wall Block
Driveway Stone
Mini Excavator &
Dozer Work Available

Call Jayson Dangler

Wholesale Prices Available

303 E. Perry St., Paulding

(Old Stykemain Chevrolet lot)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 1B


Varsity Softball

Kelly Pracht/Paulding County Progress

Pauldings softball hitter Audrey Manz makes a connection with the ball. Lincolnview defeated the Lady Panthers on 7-4 in recent
action on the diamond.
The host Lady Panthers
jumped ahead early in their
Northwest Conference battle
against Lincolnview on Thursday, but the Lady Lancers came
storming back and claimed a 7-4
The Lady Panthers (4-6, 1-1
NWC) got a walk and stolen
base from catcher Kelsey Beck
to open the home first. One out
later, first baseman Haylee Dominique picked up an RBI base hit
to give Paulding a 1-0 lead.
The bottom of the second
featured back-to-back singles
from Stephanie Trausch and
Darian Andrews before Macala
Ashbaugh struck out the next
two batters. Consecutive errors
by the Lincolnview defense allowed the Panthers to plate three
runs before the third out was recorded and suddenly it was 4-0,
Lincolnview got the ball rolling in the top of the fourth as
Lakin Brant walked and Ashbaugh singled to put runners on
the corners. Zoe Miller brought
home the Lady Lancers first run
of the game with an RBI single.
Alena Looser picked up an RBI
double to plate another run. Finally, Morgan Miller and Marissa Miller each got RBI base
knocks to tie the game at 4-4.

The Lady Lancers took the

lead in the top of the fifth as
Sydney Jenkins reached on a
single to right field and, after
Ashbaugh collected another
base hit, Miller drilled a ball to
right field and Jenkins beat the
throw home from Asia Arellano to push Lincolnview lead to

Lincolnview (4-7, 1-2
NWC) picked up some insurance in the top of the seventh
as Brant reached via an error
and Jenkins walked. Brant
scored when Becks throw to
second went into the outfield
allowing Brant to score. With
two outs in the seventh, Looser doubled to bring home the
final run of the game.
straight batters to end the game
and give the Lady Lancers their
first NWC win of the year.
Give credit to Lincolnview
pitcher, Paulding head coach
Matt Carr said. She was
throwing strikes and hitting
the outside corner well. I think
we got a little pull happy and
started rolling over on the ball.
It happens. I have told the girls
when we focus and hit the ball
up the middle we are a better
team. We did that better early,
but give credit to their pitcher
- she was able to hit her spots.


Crestview scored the first
ten runs of the game in posting
a 12-4 win over Wayne Trace
in non-league softball action
last Wednesday night.
The Knights led 3-0 after
one and widened the margin to
7-0 at the end of four innings.
After Crestview made it 10-0
in the top of the fifth, Wayne
Trace got on the board with a
single run in the home half of
the inning.
The Raiders trimmed the
deficit to 10-4 after six innings
before Crestview wrapped up
the scoring with two runs in
the top of the seventh.
Jade Preston took the win
for the visiting Knights, tossing six innings while allowing
seven hits, four runs and two
walks to go along with five
Madison Zartman took the
loss for Wayne Trace, giving
up a dozen hits and ten runs in
five innings of work. Zartman
also struck out one and walked
Megan Moore, Natalie
Torman, Maggie Crosby and
Brooke Sinn all posted two
singles for the Raiders with
Zartman adding a double.
In Green Meadows Confer-

ence play, Tinora scored early

and often in rolling to a 17-2
win over Wayne Trace.
Maggie Crosby took the
loss for Wayne Trace, striking out one in four innings of
Carley Wright had a double
for the Raiders while Brooke

Sinn, Maggie Crosby, Carrie

Thrasher and Natalie Torman
picked up a single each.
Wayne Trace and Delphos
Jefferson split in non-league
softball action on Saturday in
Allen County.
The Wildcats took game
one 5-2 after a five-run third
inning before Wayne Trace rebounded with a 9-2 victory in
the second contest.
Wayne Trace jumped in
front in game one with a two
run third inning before the
Wildcats responded by scoring five times in the home half
of the inning.
Neither team scored from
that point forward as Delphos
Jefferson went on top to post
the 5-2 win.
Claire Thompson got the
victory for the Wildcats despite allowing 11 hits in the
contest. Thompson fanned six
Raiders as well.
Maggie Crosby took the
loss, giving up six hits, five
runs and four walks while In

game two, the Raiders again

jumped in front but this time
hung on for a 9-2 victory over
the Wildcats.
In game two, the Raiders
again jumped in front but this
time hung on for a 9-2 victory
over the Wildcats.
Wayne Trace led 3-0 after
one inning before the Wildcats picked up single runs in
the second and sixth to close
within 3-2.
However, the Raiders answered with a six-run seventh
to seal the 9-2 win.
Madison Zartman scattered
seven hits and three walks
while striking out five to lead
Wayne Trace to the victory.
Carley Wright paced the offense with three singles with
Megan Moore and Natalie
Torman adding a single and
a double each. Alex Fast also
had two singles for Wayne
Carrie Thrasher, Maggie
Crosby and Madison Zartman
also chipped in a single each
for the Raiders, who improve
to 9-4 on the season.

Kelly Pracht/Paulding County Progress

Stephiane Trausch comes up with the ball in center field in a game that had the Lincolnview
Lancers defeat the Panthers 7-4.

Archers hold on for win over WT 5-4 Lady Panthers take

Antwerp hands Lady Raiders first loss of season
two from Antwerp

Sports Writer
HAVILAND Each team committed
four errors and each team only scored
one earned run. But it was visiting Antwerp who went home happy in a Green
Meadows Conference and Paulding
County matchup last Tuesday night as
the Archers held on late for a 5-4 win
over host Wayne Trace.
It was far from a perfect game but it
still came down to the final out before
Antwerp finally settled down for the victory, improving to 4-3 overall and 1-1 in
the GMC.
Wayne Trace, which falls to 8-1 in all
games and 2-1 in the league, was first to
In the second, a leadoff walk to Carley Wright, who was then run for by
Trisha Strickler, preceded strikeouts by
Antwerp pitcher Avery Braaten of both
Megan Moore and Maggie Crosby.
After a single by Brooke Sinn, Carrie
Thrasher reached on an error by the Archer third baseman to score by Moore
and Thrasher for a 2-0 advantage.
Antwerp responded in the third with
two unearned runs of its own.
A leadoff single by Beth Hawley got
the Archers started, before Crosby struck
out Becca Johanns for the first out.
Brooke Hatlevig then reached on a
Raider throwing error to score Hawley
but Antwerp wasnt done. Hatlevig then

took home on a passed ball to knot the

contest at 2-2.
Antwerp added to their score in the
Three runs, two of which were unearned propelled Antwerp into a 5-2
advantage, ignited by a run-scoring double from Callie Perry.
Perry then came around to score with two
outs when Hawley reached on a Raider
error and gave Antwerp the three-run advantage.
The two teams then went scoreless
until the bottom of the seventh when
Wayne Trace made things interesting.
With one out, Madison Zartman singled and Sydney Critten walked to put
runners at first and second.
Kalin Gerber then plated Zartman
with a run-scoring single to make it
5-3 Archers. Carley Wright and Megan
Moore then both reached via Archer errors, scoring Critten, to get the Raiders
within 5-4 and load the bases with one
However, the defensive play of the
game was then made with Wayne Traces
Maggie Crosby at the plate. Antwerp
catcher Brooke Hatlevig made a diving
catch of a foul pop-up for the second out
of the inning.
That catch by Hatlevig with two outs
was so crucial for us. A solid defensive play like that and Avery (Braaten)
throwing smart to the Raiders Brooke

Sinn who popped out to our third basemen for the final out was obviously huge
and it sealed the win, said Antwerp
head coach Heather Barnhouse.
The girls were determined to get this
win and being a veteran team helps in
these situations. We kept a level head
and got the job done, said Antwerp
head coach Heather Barnhouse.
On the other side, Raider head coach
was disappointed in the defensive play
of her team and the number of errors
We just made too many mistakes
today, commented Wayne Trace head
coach Amber Showalter after the contest. We had four errors again and you
cant do that and expect to win at this
level. We need to work on it and get that
cleaned up.
Braaten recorded the victory on the
mound for Antwerp, striking out five
Raider hitters while giving up eight hits,
four runs and two walks.
Callie Perry led the Archer offense
with a single and a double while Beth
Hawley and Becca Johanns each added
Madison Zartman, Kalin Gerber and
Brooke Sinn all had two singles for
Wayne Trace with Carley Wright and
Megan Moore also adding singles.
Maggie Crosby suffered the loss, giving up four hits and two walks while fanning four.

Sports Writer
PAULDING The Lady Panthers picked up a sweep of
county rival Antwerp as the Panthers won a pair of games by
scores of 11-7 and 12-5.
With the two squads tied at 3-3 after three innings, Paulding used a four run fourth and added four more runs in the
sixth to pull away for the victory.
Kelsey Beck had a home run, double and single with Darian Andrews adding a double and two singles to lead the
Panther offense. Bailey Pieper, Asia Arellano and Haylee
Dominique all posted a single and a double.
Avery Braaten had a single and a double for Antwerp
while Sierra Cline, Brooke Hatlevig and Lindsey Bok all
chipped in two singles each.
Kristen Schilt got the win for the Panthers, allowing 13
hits and four walks while fanning two in seven innings of
work. Avery Braaten took the loss for Antwerp, giving up
14 hits and two walks while striking out five.
In the second game, Audrey Manz struck out nine Antwerp hitters to lead Paulding to a 12-5 win.
The Panthers plated five runs in the first and never looked
back, widening the advantage to as much as 9-0 after four
Haylee Dominique totaled four hits, drove in two runs and
scored three times to lead the Panthers to the victory. Kristen
Schilt, Darian Andrews and Mya Andrews all chipped in
two hits each for Paulding.
Emily Derck topped the Archers with four hits and Lindsey Bok added two.

Sports Scoreboard
(Editors note: Team coaches are
reminded to please submit result
forms to the Progress office. We
rely on these forms to report game
results to your fans. You may drop
off forms or fax them to 419-3994030, or email info to progress@
Junior Varsity Baseball Edgerton
scored three times in the first and
added eight in the third to knock
off Wayne Trace 11-1 last week.
Caleb Yenser led the way for
Wayne Trace with two hits while
Caleb Schaefer, Matthew Stouffer
and Haydn Gillett each picked up

one hit. Schaefer also had two runs

batted in while Reece Thompson
scored the Wayne Trace run.
Gillett suffered the loss, giving
up six hits and five walks while fanning three in three innings of work.
Caleb Yenser pitched the other inning, striking out three and walking
Junior High Track Van Wert won
both the boys and girls team
championships at the 20th annual Wayne Trace Junior High Track
Invitational last Thursday night at
Wayne Trace High School.
The Cougar boys totaled 1491/2 points to get past second

place Spencervilles 126 while Lincolnview finished third at 72-1/2.

Wayne Trace (49), Paulding (36)
and Tinora (26) rounded out the
Pauldings Seth Dysinger won
the 200 hurdles in 29.96 seconds
while the Panther 1600 relay team
of Riley Coil, Dysinger, Owen Carnahan and Jordan Mudel took first in
Also scoring points for the maroon-and-white were Carnahan
(high jump, tied for sixth and 110
hurdles, third), Brandon Jackson
(pole vault, fifth), Dysinger (long
jump, fifth), Luke McCullough (110

hurdles, sixth), Coil (400 dash,

sixth), Adrian Manz (pole vault,
tied for sixth) and Mudel (800 run,
The Panther 400 relay quartet of
Adrian Manz, Jackson, Deyton Price
and Mudel took fifth.
Placers for Wayne Trace were
Tyce Homier (pole vault, fourth),
Ethan Moore (long jump and 200
dash, fourth and 100 dash, second), Owen Manz (200 hurdles,
second and long jump, sixth),
Zane Shaffer (400 dash, third)
and Eli Moore (400 dash, fourth).
Wayne Traces 800 relay team
of Andrew Sinn, Anthony Castilla,

Tyler Castilla and Ryan Wenninger

took fourth while Eli Moore, Homier, Manz and Shaffer combined to
place third in the 1600 relay.
On the girls side, the Lady
Cougars posted 171 points with
Spencerville (147) second and
Paulding (41) third. Lincolnview
took fourth at 36 while Wayne
Trace and Tinora tied for fifth with
30 each.
Girls picking up points for the
Lady Panthers included Sydney
McCullough (pole vault and shot
put, third), Baylee March (100
hurdles, sixth), Maggie Manz (100
dash, fourth and 200 dash, sec-

ond) and Elyse Manz (1600 and

800 run, third).
Sadie Estle, McCullough, March
and Maggie Manz put together a
fourth place finish in the 400 relay.
Lady Raiders who scored were
Kaitlin Vest (long jump, second and
100 dash, third) and Krista Markley
(long jump, fifth and 200 hurdles,
Wayne Traces 400 relay team
of Ashlynn Parrish, Kassidy Campbell, Maria Stoller and Vest took
third while the quartet of Madison
Elson, Misti Klopfenstein, Stoller
and Campbell took third in the
800 relay.

2B - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Varsity Games of the Week


Van Wert............................... 15
Antwerp.................................. 1
Wayne Trace........................... 7
Miller City............................... 6
Antwerp.................................. 5
Wayne Trace........................... 4
Crestview.............................. 12
Wayne Trace........................... 4
Fairview.................................. 8
Antwerp.................................. 1
Lincolnview............................. 7
Paulding................................. 4
Tinora................................... 17
Wayne Trace........................... 2
Delphos Jefferson................... 5
Wayne Trace........................... 2
Wayne Trace........................... 9
Delphos Jefferson................... 2
Paulding............................... 11
Antwerp.................................. 7
Paulding............................... 12
Antwerp.................................. 5


Fort Jennings.......................... 7
Antwerp.................................. 0

Van Wert................................. 9
Wayne Trace........................... 0

Antwerp................................ 10
Wayne Trace........................... 9
Paulding............................... 15
Continental............................. 3
Wayne (Ind.)........................... 6
Wayne Trace........................... 5

Fairview................................ 10
Antwerp.................................. 5
Paulding................................. 5
Lincolnview............................. 0
Tinora................................... 12
Wayne Trace........................... 2
Wayne Trace vs. Paulding.........
Wayne Trace......................... 12
North Central.......................... 2
Wayne Trace......................... 10
Toledo Waite........................... 2


At Hicksville:
Boys meet
Hicksville.............................. 95
Hilltop................................... 59
Antwerp................................ 21
Girls meet
Hicksville.............................. 88
Hilltop................................... 45
Antwerp................................ 41
At Paulding:
Boys meet Spencerville.......................... 86
Paulding............................... 66
Temple Christian................... 13
Girls meet Paulding............................... 77
Spencerville.......................... 69
Temple Christian................... 27
At Edgerton:
Boys meet Fairview................................ 79
Edgerton............................... 55
Wayne Trace........................ 42
Girls meet Fairview................................ 59
Edgerton............................... 55
Wayne Trace......................... 54
At Hicksville:
Boys meet Edgerton............................. 156
Hicksville............................ 106
Evergreen............................. 91
Hilltop................................... 57
Antwerp................................ 46
Edon..................................... 43
North Central........................ 24
Fayette................................... 2
Girls meet Edgerton............................. 138
Hilltop................................... 70
Evergreen............................. 55
Edon..................................... 45
Antwerp............................. 36.5
North Central........................ 29
Fayette................................. 18
At Ayersville:
Boys meet 1. Liberty Center................. 140
2. Montpelier........................ 84
7. Wayne Trace..................... 45
15. Paulding .......................... 1
Girls meet 1. Columbus Grove............. 115
2. Archbold........................... 72
3. Holgate............................ 71
4. Liberty Center................... 51

5. Wayne Trace..................... 48
13. Paulding......................... 20

Sports schedule
Softball: Antwerp hosts Hicksville;
Paulding at Spencerville; Wayne
Trace at Ayersville
Baseball: Antwerp hosts Hicksville; Wayne Trace at Ayersville
Softball: Paulding hosts Hicksville;
Wayne Trace at Parkway
Baseball: Antwerp hosts Fayette;
Wayne Trace hosts Crestview
Track & Field: Paulding, Wayne
Trace at Edgerton Invitational
Softball: Sectional tournament
Baseball: Sectional tournament
Softball: Antwerp at Miller City;
Paulding hosts Allen East; Wayne
Trace at Elida
Baseball: Antwerp at Kalida;
Paulding hosts Allen East; Wayne
Trace hosts St. Johns
Track & Field: Antwerp hosts Edgerton, Continental and Fort Jennings
Softball: Wayne Trace at Paulding
Baseball: Antwerp vs. Hicksville at
Tin Caps stadium in Fort Wayne;
Paulding at Pandora-Gilboa;
Wayne Trace at Delphos Jefferson
Track & Field: Paulding hosts
Wayne Trace, St. Johns and Crestview

Golf outing to
benefit Scouts
FINDLAY The annual Boy
Scout Golf Classic, supporting the Scouting and Exploring programs of Black Swamp
Area Council, will take place on
Monday, May 23 at the Findlay
Country Club. Funds generated
by this fundraiser support the
Boy Scout program of northwest
and west central Ohio.
For more information and registration, contact Marc Kogan
at marc.kogan@scouting.org
or 419-581-9680. Register or
download the brochure on-line
at https://bsac449-bsa.doubleknot.com/event/1891423.

Antwerp outlast Raiders 10-9

Sports Writer
HAVILAND Antwerp scored in the top
of the eighth inning to hold off Wayne Trace,
10-9, in Green Meadows Conference action
last week.
The two squads were tied at 1-1 after one
inning before Wayne Trace opened a 4-3 advantage at the end three.
After the Archers tied it in the fourth, Wayne
Trace responded with two runs in the bottom
of the fifth for a 6-4 lead.
Antwerp, though, plated five runs in the top
of the sixth and the Raiders scored three times
in the home half to send the game into extra
innings tied at 9-9.

Kelly Pracht/Paulding County Progress

The Paulding Panthers delivered a 5-0 shutout win over Lincolnview. Damon Egnor had a solid
performance pitching a three-hitter while striking out 17.
Damon Egnor tossed a
three-hit shutout and struck
out 17 Lincolnview batters
to lead Paulding to a 5-0 win
over the Lancers in Northwest
Conference play. Egnor also
limited the Lancers to three
Corbin Edwards led an 11hit Panther attack with two
singles and a triple. Cade McGarvey added two singles and
Jarrett Sitton chipped in a single and a double for Paulding,
which scored twice in the third
and three times in the fourth.
Preston Johanns, Cameron Doster, Alex Arellano and
Lupe Martinez all had singles
for Paulding.
Paulding improved to 4-3
on the season with a 15-3 win
over Continental last Tuesday.
Damon Egnor had two hits
for the Panthers with Corbin
Edwards, Jarrett Sitton, Cameron Doster and Alex Arellano
picking up the other hits.
Edwards got the win on the
mound, scattering four hits
and two walks while striking
out 13 in six innings of work.
Ryan Mohr scattered four
hits and two walks over six
innings of work as the Tinora
Rams posted a 12-2 victory
over Wayne Trace in Green
Meadows Conference baseball action Thursday afternoon.
The Rams struck for three
runs in the first and added four
more in the second to quickly take a 7-0 advantage. After
Tinora got three more in the
third, Wayne Trace picked up

two runs in the fourth to pull

within 10-2.
However, the green-andwhite wrapped up the run-rule
victory by plating two more
runs in the sixth to seal the
12-2 victory.
Braden Zuber took the loss
for Wayne Trace, allowing
three hits, four walks and ten
runs in three plus innings of
Luke Miller paced the Raider offense with a pair of doubles with Korbin Slade and
Austin Fast each adding a single.
Andrew Rhodes hit a
game-winning double in the
bottom of the seventh to lift
the Wayne Generals to a 6-5
win over Wayne Trace in action at Parkview Field last
The Generals jumped in
front 2-0 after one inning and
stretched the margin to 3-0 in
the third.
After Wayne Trace scored
three times to tie the game at
3-3 in the top of the fourth, the
Raiders took their only lead of
the contest with a single run in
the fifth to make it 4-3.
Wayne responded with two
runs in the home half of the
fifth before the Raiders knotted the game at 5-5 in the
sixth. However, Rhodes double gave the Generals the victory in the final frame of the
Rhodes also picked up the
win on the mound, tossing one
inning of hitless and scoreless
relief. Austin Winebrenner
pitched 2-2/3 innings in taking the loss for Wayne Trace,
allowing two hits, three runs
and three walks.
Blaine Jerome had a pair

Justice Clark got the win for the Archers,

pitching four innings while giving up five hits,
five runs and five walks. Noah Stoller took the
loss for Wayne Trace, surrendering two hits,
one run and one walk while fanning two in
2-2/3 innings.
Hunter Noel had two doubles for the visiting Archers while Trey Mills ripped two singles. Clark, Josh Poulson, Michael Taylor and
Cole Seslar added singles for Antwerp.

Blaine Jerome topped the Raider offense
with two triples and a double while Quinton
Stabler posted a double. Noah Stoller, Grant
Baumle, Korbin Slade and Austin Fast completed the list of those with hits for Wayne ANTWERP
Antwerp at Hicksville Inv.
This past weekend, the Antwerp Archers
participated in the Hicksville Invitational with
the boys taking fifth place and the girls sixth.
Edgerton won both boys and girls meets.
For the boys, Sam Williamson won two individual events and was a member of the 3200
relay team who scampered to a first place win.
The senior took first in the 1600 meters with a
time of 4:35.1. In the 3200 meters Williamson
those guys on AAU teams in explained. These guys know crossed the finish line with a time of 10:18.8.
eighth grade and I close my how to play and the coaches The 3200 relay team of Williamson, Jake
high school career playing told us that from the start. Ryan, Brandon Laney and Erik Buchan took
on the same team. Its a lot of We had two practices and top honors with a time of 8:47.3.
fun, Smith, who scored six basically we had a 3-point Laney finished second in the 800 meters and
points, continued. Its a lot shooting contest and a dunk- Buchan had a sixth in the 1600 meters.
of fun playing with so many ing contest. Its an honor to In the field events, Buchan took third in the
guys with the same mentali- be alongside this great talent. high jump and Ryan sixth.
ty; basketball is a big part of I play AAU ball with some of In the girls events Annie Miesle captured
their lives and they know how these guys.
first in the 300 hurdles with a time of 51.2 secto play the game.
Being one of four of the onds. Hope Smith managed third in the 100
This game was the end of Ohio contingent to have de- hurdles.
my high school career and clared their college plans, Antwerps 400 relay team took fourth and
the beginning of college. Ive Lautzenheiser thought it was
Jaime Ryan had a fourth in the 800 meters.
been working on a lot of in- appropriate to be playing on
dividual things - strength, the same floor that he will be In the field events Klayre Manella finished
quickness - before I have to plying his trade at the next sixth in thd discus with team mates Sydney
Sheedy taking fourth and Hope Smith fifth in
head to the Air Force Acade- level.
my June 25. I have five days That made it even more the high jump.
on acclimation to the place, special. In my mind, this Antwerp in tri-meet
then I start five weeks on ba- was my first game here, he Hicksville swept past Hilltop and Antwerp
sic training and go from there. added. Its nice to give my in tri-meet action at Hicksville last week.
It will be a major jump from coaches a chance to see me In the girls meet, Hicksville finished with
even AAU to college and that before I get there officially. 88 points compared to Hilltops 45 and Antlevel of play, then also the ac- His coach at Crestview, werps 41.
ademics and the military part. Jeremy Best, was one of four Hope Smith won the 110 hurdles in 18.25
Its a lot of discipline but that on the Ohio coaching staff.
seconds and Annie Miesle took the 300 hurwas how I was raised in my Theres no Xs and Os to- dles in 53.42. Audrie Longardner led the field
family. Im looking forward day; its just letting the play- to the finish 200 dash, winning the race.
to it.
ers show what they can do. I Placers for the blue-and- white were Lexie
Lautzenheiser (7 points) hit was surprised at the level on Bennett (third, shot put and discus), Klayre
a 3-pointer at 2:20 that gave intensity and competitiveness Manella (second, discus), Kaitlyn Clevinger
Ohio - who battled from be- showed today, he said. Its (third, discus), Hope Smith (third, high jump),
hind - the lead for good at an honor to coach a group like Maggie Wilson (fourth, long jump and 100
110-109 in this up-and-down- this because you dont have a dash; third in 200 dash), Courtney Laney
the-floor but tremendously lot of time to gel; they take
(third, 1600 run) and Jaime Ryan (third, 400
competitive and intense all- care of that themselves bestar clash.
cause thats the kind of guys dash).
The Aces boys rolled up 95 points to easily
Its a lot of fun today. To we had on the Ohio team.
play alongside guys that you His fellow coach in the get past Hilltops 59 and Antwerps 21.
went against all those years NWC, Spencervilles Kevin Jake Ryan took third in the high jump and
400 dash while Aaron Romero finished secis fun; you gain a certain re- Sensabaugh, agreed.
spect for them as foes and
ond in the 100 meter dash. Sayge Heslet also
posted a third place finish in the 100 dash and
something like this gives you
See BORDER WARS, page 7B Brandon Laney posted a third place finish in
even more, Lautzenheiser

Arellano, Mohr play in

Border Wars Classic
DHI Media Sports Editor
FORT WAYNE The Nancy Rehm Border Wars Classic
involving boys and girls basketball teams from Northeast
Indiana and Northwest Ohio
has featured talented seniors,
usually playing their final
scholastic basketball games.
Sunday inside the Hutzell
Athletic Center at the University of St. Francis on the west
side of Fort Wayne, three area
players - Jeffersons Trey
Smith, Crestviews Connor
Lautzenheiser and Pauldings
Alex Arellano, all part of the
Northwest Conference - were
part of the Ohio contingent
that won the 24th installment
Its a lot of fun and a great
honor to play on the same
team as these guys in this
game. Weve played against
each other in the Northwest
Conference but we also have
played on some of the same
AAU teams, Smith began.
We almost know what each
other is doing, even when
were going against each
other. Today, its even better
because we were on the same
It was more of the same
with some of the other Ohioans, including game MVP and
Ohio Mr. Basketball Xavier
Simpson from Lima Senior
and Lima Central Catholics
Tre Cobbs and Dantez Walton.
I played with some of

Varsity Baseball

of singles for the Raiders and

Korbin Slade added a single.
In non-league baseball action at Wayne Trace on Saturday, the Raiders recorded a
pair of wins over North Central and Toledo Waite.
The opener against the Eagles saw the Raiders plate five
runs in the second and add
three more in the fourth in
route to a 12-2 win over North
Austin Winebrenner tossed
four innings to pick up the victory, surrendering one hit and
a walk with two strikeouts.
Korbin Slade threw the final
frame to seal the win.
Luke Miller led the Raiders
with a single, double and triple while Braden Zuber added
two singles. Alec Vest added a
single and a double for Wayne
Trace with Blaine Jerome and
Noah Stoller posting a single
Game two of the day saw
the Raiders plate six runs
in the first inning as Wayne
Trace rolled to a 10-2 victory.
Toledo Waite picked up
one run in the second inning
before the Raiders posted two
runs each in the fifth and sixth
to widen the margin to 10-1.
Toledo Waite scored its final
run in the seventh.
Jake Baksa pitched six innings and struck out three to
post the win on the mound for
Wayne Trace.
Noah Stoller ripped a home
run and two singles to lead
the Raider offense with Luke
Miller adding a single and a
double. Blaine Jerome (double), Austin Fast (single) and
Seth Yenser (single) also had
hits for the Raiders.

Varsity Track

the 1600 run.

Brian Geyer also posted a fourth place finish in the 3200 run.
Panthers in tri-meet
The Spencerville boys and Paulding girls
each picked up tri-meet victories in a track
meet held with Lima Temple Christian last
In the girls meet, the Lady Panthers totaled
77 points to nip the Bearcats 69 while the Pioneers were third with 27.
Individual winners for Paulding included Leah Nusbaum (shot put, 26-8-1/2), Tori
Bradford (high jump, 4-6), Kaylee Plummer
(long jump, 14-4), Caitlyn Myers (100 dash,
Other placers for the local squad were
Miah Coil (third, shot put and second, discus), Stephanie Powell (fourth, shot put),
Christine Clapsaddle (third, discus), Casey
Holman (fourth, discus), Kristen Razo (third,
high jump), JoEllyn Salinas (second, pole
vault), Abbie Leaman (third, pole vault and
fourth, 400 dash), Jessica Weller (third, long
jump and second, 300 hurdles), Erin Karlstadt
(fourth, long jump), Plummer (second, 110
hurdles and fourth, 200 dash), McMichael
(fourth, 300 hurdles), Emilee Ringler (second,
800 run and third, 3200 run), Mary-Cate Panico (fourth, 3200 run), Gabbie Stahl (third, 200
dash) and Alex Arend (third, 800 run).
Pauldings 800 relay team of Taylor March,
Stahl, Kalen Hale and Myers took first in
1:56.91 while the quartet of Jacee Harwell,
Stahl, Plummer and Myers crossed the line
first in the 400 relay (54.53).
The Bearcats won the boys portion with 86
points followed by Paulding with 66 and Lima
Temple Christian with 13.
Pauldings 3200 relay team of Josh Trausch,
Simeon Shepherd, Dayton Pracht and Lucas
Arend took first in 9:16.14 while the quartet
of Preston Ingol, Brendan Lothamer, Branson
Minck and Hunter Kesler won the 800 relay in
Arend also won the 400 dash with a time
of 59.4 while Pracht captured the 3200 run in
Point scorers for the maroon-and-white included Aaron Horstman (third, discus), Conner Erb (fourth, discus), Trausch (second,

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 3B

Kelly Pracht/Paulding County Progress

In a hotly contested race in the 100 meter hurdles, Seth Saylor took second place honors with a
time of 15:77 at the Diller Invite.

Kelly Pracht/Paulding County Progress

Kelly Pracht/Paulding County Progress

Lady Panther Tori Bradford placed sixth in the high jump at the Diller Invitational in Ayersville. Cole Shepherd has a determined look on his face as he leaps for a good distance in the long
jump. Shepherd jumped 19 - 2.25 to capture a third place finish.
Bradford had a jump of 46.

Kelly Pracht/Paulding County Progress

Kelly Pracht/Paulding County Progress
Stacy Flint makes a clean hand-off to Erin Mohr in the 4x200 run. The Wayne Trace effort was good for a fourth place finish with a
time of 1:54. The meet was held at Ayersville asa part of the Diller Invitational.

Kaycee Shepherd placed 12th in the 800 meter run during the Diller Invitational at Ayersville. The Lady Raider had a time of 2:49.34.

Raiders place
at Invitational

Sports Writer
AYERSVILLE Wayne Trace and Pauldings track teams both
participated in the Diller Invitational at Ayersville High School on
Saturday afternoon with Columbus Grove and Liberty Center capturing the girls and boys team titles, respectively.
Columbus Grove won the girls meet with 115 points while Archbold finished second with 72 points. Holgate (71), Liberty Center
(51) and Wayne Trace (48) rounded out the top five schools while
Paulding finished 13th with 20 points.
Wayne Traces Monique Goings won the 100 dash with a time of
Placers for the Raiders included Ellie Stoller (fourth, shot put),
Estie Sinn (sixth, discus), Erin Mohr (second, high jump), Goings
(second, 200 dash) and Hollie Wannemacher (eighth, 3200 run).
The 800 relay quartet of Mohr, Stacy Flint, Goings and Gracie
Gudakunst took fourth while Flint, Ellie Moore, Gudakunst and Goings combining for a second place finish in the 400 relay.
Girls recording points for Paulding were Jacee Harwell (fourth,
pole vault), Kaylee Plummer (fifth, long jump and seventh, 100 hurdles), Tori Bradford (tied for sixth, high jump), Kristen Razo (tied
Kelly Pracht/Paulding County Progress

In the 200 meters Monique Goings registered a time of 27:11 good for a second place finish at the Diller Invitational in Ayersville.

See RAIDERS, page 7B

Fairview nips Edgerton for WT Invitational title

HAVILAND The 40th annual Wayne Trace Track Invitational
championship came down to the final
race on the boys side as Fairview and
Edgerton both had an opportunity to
win the title.
Entering the 1600 relay, the Apaches led the Bulldogs by three points

as Edgerton needed to beat the black

and gold by two spots to rally for the
While the Bulldog quartet posted a
second place finish, the Apaches took
third to hold off Edgerton 98-97 for
the victory Friday night.
Host Wayne Trace finished third in
the meet with 79 points followed by
Lincolnview (69), Hicksville (53),

Tinora (43), Ayersville (37), Continental (32), Edon (8), Holgate (8),
Antwerp (2) and Pettisville (1).
Lincolnviews Hunter Blankemeyer and Edgertons Colin Etchen were
named co-most valuable performers
for the meet as each totaled 30 points
on the evening.
Blankemeyer set a new meet record
in the 110 hurdles with a time of 14.59

and also won the 300 hurdles in a time

of 41.29. He also took second in the
high jump and placed fifth in the 100
Etchen took first in the 200 dash
and captured the pole vault, breaking
the meet record with a leap of 14-1.
Etchen posted a second place finish
in the 110 hurdles and was part of the
Bulldog 800 relay team, which took

Wayne Traces Cole Shepherd was
a double winner, taking first in the
long jump with a leap of 18-5 while
also winning the 400 dash with a time
of 52.55. Shepherd also placed third
in the 200 dash with a time of 23.81.
Tinoras Andrew Ehlers picked

4B - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, April 27, 2016



SUPERINTENDENTS MESSAGE when they come to school next year.

Dear Friends of the Paulding Exempted Village Schools,

It is hard to believe that the 2015-2016
school year is quickly coming to a close.
Our last day of school is still scheduled to be
May 24, 2016. We have currently missed 23
instructional hours, which includes 2 cancellations and 10 two/three hour delays. The
month of May has many activities and events
planned. As always, I invite you to become
an active part of our school district and to get
involved in the lives of our young people by
attending as many of the student activities as
your schedule allows. Please check the district calendar at www.pauldingschools.org
and support our students with your attendance at these celebrations and other events.
Reminder: The majority of students in grades
3-11 are currently taking some type of state
assessment at this time of the year. The testing window for our district is April 11
through May 13, 2016. Parents may contact
their child's specific building to see what
assessment will be given on what specific
day. Parents are also encouraged to visit www.ohiostatetests.org to learn more about
the state assessments. Our staff is dedicated
to work hard every day in efforts for our students to be successful.
The Class of 2016 will celebrate Commencement on May 29, 2016 at 2:30 pm, as our
128th graduating class from Paulding High
School. The ceremony will be in the high
school gymnasium. We congratulate our senior class on their many accomplishments in
reaching this milestone and wish them the
best as they continue on a journey of lifelong
learning. We are very proud of the academic
and extracurricular achievements of our students, and the many outstanding staff members who work with these students on a daily
basis. Also at this time, we will be recognizing our seventh Academic Hall of Fame
class. The inductees for the Class of 2016 are
Dr. Robert AuFrance, Class of 1987 and Mr.
Matthew Ludwig, Class of 1990.
May 2-6 is National Teacher Appreciation
Week with May 3 designated as National
Teacher Day and May 6 is National School
Nurse Day. Please take time during this week
to thank a teacher who made a difference in
your life. We are proud of all our employees
including our bus drivers, cooks, aides, secretaries and custodians, and believe they
make a difference in the lives of children
every day as well.
Preschool registration is open for the 20162017 school year for both Paulding Elementary and Oakwood Elementary. Please call
419-399-4656 extension 1228 to inquire
about screening and registration. Tuition
assistance is available and free tuition grants
are available for qualifying families with
children who are four years old.
I also would like to point out some important
items from our athletic director. Please note
that June 21 is the date that Dr. Kuhn will be
at our school providing Athletic Physicals for
our students involved in athletics. This is
another service provided for our student athletes at a reduced cost to parents. We want to
thank Dr. Kuhn and his staff for this service.
Also, the Athletic Booster golf outing is set
for 1:00 pm on Sept. 25, 2016 at Auglaize
Golf Course. I would encourage anyone interested in joining or helping the boosters in
any way, to do so, as the boosters help provide resources for our student athletes at
Paulding Schools.
Please feel free to visit me at my office in the
Paulding Administration office, call me at
419-399-4656, ext. 1510, or e-mail me at
w_hanak@pauldingschools.org at your convenience if you have any questions about our
school district or anything in this community
Yours in Education,
William D. Hanak, Superintendent
Go Panthers!
Paulding Elementary-Stephanie Tear
Happy Spring! The 2015-2016 school year
is quickly coming to an end, but we still have
so much to accomplish this final nine weeks.
I am very proud of the students here at
Paulding Elementary! We have a wonderful
group of children who have worked hard at
their academics and on developing their
character traits. I appreciate all you parents
who continue to encourage these positive
attitudes. We need to finish the year strong,
so we need continued parental support.
We held our Kindergarten Screening April
21st and 22nd and had a beautiful group of
future Kindergarteners come through. If you
were unable to attend, or if you know of any
child entering Kindergarten, please contact
Paulding Elementary at 419-399-4656. The
office secretary will schedule a screening
time for you. This screening is important for
your child so we can prepare to serve them

The Ohio State Tests are the beginning of

your childs testing career. They are very
important and take place April 19 through
May 12. Teachers have been working with
your children to ensure they have the skills
needed to be successful. Please make sure
your children have excellent attendance
throughout the end of the school year. Keeping a routine where homework is completed,
consistent sleep hours are set, and a healthy
breakfast is provided are essential to your
childs success. Drinking plenty of water is
great for the brain! Thank you for encouraging your children to put forth their best effort. The results will be in this summer and
we optimistically anticipate positive results!
Kindergarten Round up, the Spring Dance
and Art/Music night were amazing community opportunities the last few weeks. The
evenings were extremely well attended and
positivity was in the air! Im grateful to get
to work with teachers and parents who go
above and beyond!
Paulding Elementary supported Paulding
Putnams Honor Flight by wearing Red,
White and Blue and raising over $800. We
also participated in the Leukemia penny
drive and we raised over $700. A special
thank you goes out to the community for
supporting our cookie dough fund raiser.
The proceeds will go to the Principal Fund
which provides rewards, incentives, assemblies and playground equipment. There were
about sixty children who earned a limo ride
because they sold so much. We appreciate
your support! I have been touched by the
generosity of our community! These are opportunities for our students to reach out and
care for others.
The last day of school is May 24th. We are
amazed that this school year is drawing to a
close. It has been a great year thus far and
we are looking forward to ending the year
successfully! Thank you to the community
for your continued support and encouragement! Paulding Elementary is a great place
to be!
Oakwood Elementary-Jennifer Manz
Hello from Oakwood Elementary on a picture perfect spring morning! As hard as it
may be to believe, we have reached the final
month of the 2015-2016 school year! As we
begin the last month of our school year, we
certainly do not slow down! The month of
May is one of our busiest months of the year
a special event mixed in with our regular
lessons nearly every day!
When you read this, our students in grades 36 will probably be about half finished with
their Ohios State Tests. The OSTs are a
new on-line measure of our students understanding of the curriculum adopted by the
State of Ohio (our second year taking State
tests on-line, but the first year for this particular test company/style). At Oakwood Elementary, they will be taken by all 3rd through
6th graders in Reading and Math. 4th and 6th
graders will take an additional OST in Social
Studies, while 5th graders take an additional
test in science. Because the curriculum established at the State level has been adopted
by PEVS and drives our instruction and activities every day, we are confident our students are capable of performing well on these
tests and have encouraged them to take the
time to give the best possible answers, allowing him/herself to shine. So far, we are very
impressed with the effort our students are
putting forth! Parents will receive results of
the assessments in late June/early July.
On April 6th, we held our local Battle of the
Books competition here at Oakwood Elementary where three teams competed for the
right to represent our school at the Paulding
County Battle of the Books. Congratulations
go to Kristy Boecker, JB Rickels, Lacie
Shawver, Ariana Sheaks, and Cassie Weller!
These 5th graders headed to the Youth Leadership building on April 13th to compete in
the County Battle of the Books. The Battle
of the Books is sponsored by the Paulding
County Carnegie Library, and we want to
thank the library staff for organizing this
event to encourage an interest in reading
books of many different genres.
2016-2017 Kindergarten Registration and
Screening is scheduled for Friday, May 6, at
Oakwood Elementary. If you live in the
Oakwood Elementary district and have a
child who will be going to kindergarten next
year, please call the Oakwood Elementary
office to schedule a screening appointment
We will hold our annual Right-To-Read
Week from May 11-17. The theme this year
is On Your Mark, Get Set, Read, and several events/activities during the week will
revolve around this sports theme. We look
forward to several special guests and events
during our celebration of reading. Throughout the week, students will be challenged to

read more than ever and activities will be

taking place to foster a genuine love for reading. We want to thank our Title I Reading
Teacher, Mrs. Laura Stechschulte, for coordinating Right-To-Read Week.
Please mark your calendar for Monday, May
30th. Our third graders will be presenting a
wonderful tribute to all who have served to
protect our great country. Our fortieth 3rd
grade Memorial Day program will begin at
10:00 in our caf/gym and will conclude at
the Oakwood Park. Again, we invite you to
join us for this program; and please extend
our special invitation to all members of the
U.S. Military, current and veteran.
Thank you for your support this year! Our
students experience the most success when
they have the school, the family, and the
community in their corner.
Middle School-Chris Etzler
Hello from Paulding Middle School! It is
hard to believe that we are down to our final
four weeks of school already! Although
there arent many days left, it doesnt mean
that we arent busy at Paulding Middle
School. Here are some of the events we have
going on to finish the school year.
On Friday, April 8, our Science Olympiad
team competed in the state competition in
Columbus after placing 4th and advancing.
These students did an excellent job of representing Paulding Middle School!
We have two individuals representing Paulding Middle School at the state Science Fair
competition on Saturday, May 14 on the
campus of The Ohio State University. 7th
graders Molly Adams and Hunter Kauser
will be there competing against other middle
school students from around the state. Good
luck Molly and Hunter!!!
Currently our students are taking the AIR
Next Generation Assessment tests. Our 6th
grade students are taking tests in ELA, Social
Studies and Math; our 7th graders are taking
tests in ELA and Math; and our 8th graders
are taking tests in ELA, Science and Math.
Our staff and students have worked hard in
preparation for these tests.
Our annual Paulding Middle School Awards
Day will be held on Tuesday, May 17 at 8:30
AM in the Auditeria. Letters will be mailed
soon to those students who will receive an
award on this day. We look forward to this
day as we recognize and honor those students
who have worked hard this school year.
Our JH sports teams are wrapping up their
seasons this month, as our students have
been involved in track, baseball and softball.
We will be having Paulding Middle School
Field Day during the morning of May 24th,
the last day of school down at Keysor Field.
After the completion of Field Day, we will
have a cookout for our 8th graders. This will
be an enjoyable way for the students to end
the school year.
Physicals for students interested in participating in athletics next school year will once
again be held here at Paulding. Those physicals will be held on Tuesday, June 21 at
Paulding High School. Please look for instant alerts that will be sent out regarding the
Thank you again for your continued support
of Paulding Middle School. Please stay on
your student to remain focused on school for
the remainder of the school year. How they
perform this quarter affects their athletic eligibility for next fall, whether they will be in
8th or 9th grade. They must pass at least five
classes and have at least a 1.0 GPA to be eligible.
High School-Todd Harmon
Greetings from Paulding High School. As
we move into the last few weeks of school,
we are completing State tests required for
graduation, preparing for prom, award ceremonies and special events. Senior Awards
night is May10th at 7:00 p.m., Baccalaureate
will be May 11th at 7:00 p.m. the Underclassmen Awards will be held during the school
day, May 12th at 1:30 p.m. and Prom will
be May 14th, In order for students to attend
prom, all fees must be paid no later than May
Commencement will be held May 29th at
2:30 in the High School gym. All students
who wish to be part of the ceremony must
attend a mandatory practice on May
27th. Also, all fees must be paid no later
than May 6th if a student wishes to be a part
of the ceremony and receive their diploma.
The Paulding House standings at the end of
the third nine weeks, showed House Stupendum squeak by House Excellentia by 81
points. The overall standings are currently:
Palmarium 4264, Excellentia 4537, Vinco Vic Victum 4463 and Stupendum
4723. The race to see which House will win
the incentive and be immortalized as the first
winner of the Panther House, will be determined at the end of this nine weeks. The last
competition of the year among the Houses

will be a Minute to Win It game. This was

selected by students who submitted many
great ideas as they learn to take ownership
for the fun they can have in education!
Paulding High School would like to thank
our House sponsors: INSBIT, Paulding
VFW Post 587, Herbert Orr Company,
Baughman Tile Company - Pioneers in the
Drainage Business, Marcos Pizza, Paulding
Putnam Electric Cooperative, Insource, The
Klint Manz Family, Paulding Eagles, Paulding Kiwanis and Integrity Ford. There is still
time to be a sponsor for the Houses of Paulding High School. Just call Todd Harmon at
the High School office to find out how! 419399-4656 ext. 1110.
Physicals for athletic participants will be
held on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the high
school by Dr. Kuhn. The cost of the physicals will be $15, payable to Paulding County
Hospital. The schedule of physicals is as follows; HS Boys 8-9:30am, MS Boys 9:3011:00am, HS Girls 12:30-1:30pm, MS Girls
1:30-3pm, however, if any student cannot
come at the scheduled time, or would like to
come with a sibling, they can come anytime
from 8:00-11:00 a.m. or 12:30-3:00 p.m.
Parents of student-athletes are reminded that
students who plan to participate in a fall
sport next school year must meet the eligibility requirements in this current 4th nineweek grading period to be eligible next
fall. High school athletes must maintain a
1.0 GPA and be passing five credits. Junior
high athletes must maintain a 1.0 GPA and
be passing five of their courses.
The PEVS Mini-Relay for Life will be held
on Friday, May 20. This has been an extremely successful way for our students to
give back to the community that is often so
good to them.
The event will be held from 12:00-2:45 at the
Paulding H.S. Track. There will be activities
for the younger students to participate in if
they wish. Many activities will be free, but
some will cost a nominal fee of $.25 $1.00.
There will also be concessions available for
purchase. Every cent of every donation will
go directly to our local American Cancer
Society, which provides many services to
those of our community who are afflicted
with this horrible disease. Parents, family
and community members are welcome to
join us.
Varsity Baseball
May 2 Allen East-H
May 3 Pandora-Gilboa-T (Make up)
May 5 Blufton-T
May 9 VanWert-H
May 12 Tinora-H
JV Baseball
May 2 Wayne Trace-T
May 6 Defiance-H
May 10 Fairview-T
May 13 Crestview-H
Varsity Softball
May 2 Allen East-H
May 3 Wayne Trace-H
May 5 Bluffton-T
May 9 Crestview-T (Make up)
May 10 Fairview-T
May 12 Defiance-H
May 13 Elida-H
JV Softball
May 3 Allen East-H
May 7 Spencerville-T (DH)
May 9 Elida-H
May 10 Wayne Trace-H
Varsity Boys/Girls Track
May 3 CV/St. Johns/WT-H
May 6 Antwerp Invite-T
May 9 Wayne Trace Relays-T
May 12 NWC @ Ada
May 14 NWC @ Ada
May 16 @Wayne Trace/Antwerp
JH Boys/Girls Track
May 2 @Ottoville/Crestview/WT - T
May 3
May 6 NWC Meet
May 10 Panther JH Relays-H



May 2 Band Booster Mtg
May 4 Athletic Booster Meeting
May 5-6 State FFA Convention
May 6
OE Kdg Screening
May 10 Senior Awards Program-Aud.
May 11 Baccalaureate-Auditeria
May 12 Undergrad Awards
May 14 Prom
May 17 MS Awards Program-HS Gym 8:30a
May 17 HS Band & Choir Concert-Aud 8:00p
May 17 Board Meeting-Admin. Bldg.
May 18-19 Senior Exams
May 19 MS Band & Choir Concert-Aud 7:30p
May 19 Last day for Seniors
May 20 Mini Relay for Life-HS Track 12-2:45p
May 24 Last Day of School for Students
May 29 HS Graduation-HS Gym
May 30 OE 3rd Gr Memorial Day Prog 10:00a
May 30 HS Band Memorial Serv-Live Oak followed by performance on court house lawn


Were Training Ohios Workforce!

Emergency Service - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

1.800.686.3944 or 419.238.5411

1-800-331-7396 1-419-636-3642


of Paulding


Sports Physicals for $20

1st Visit for $27

Dr. Chris Bragg 419-506-9010 410 East River Street, Antwerp Located east side of town on old 24


199 Co. Rd. 103, Paulding www.thegardenspaulding.com

FREE car
washes w/ any
New or Used

1255 N. Williams St.


Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 5B




As the final days of the 2015-2016 school year

roll by, I would like to congratulate this years fine
senior class. Forever to be known as the Wayne
Trace Class of 2016, many outstanding young
men and women are set to bring to an end a very
important chapter in their lives, while embarking
on what will be some of the most critical years to
come. The next four-five years of their lives may
turn out to be some of the most important, if not
the most important years of their lives. In todays
work-force environment, it is absolutely critical
that men and women acquire the skills and training needed to compete in todays competitive
work-force. Thousands of jobs just in the state of
Ohio are currently unfilled due to a lack of
properly trained and skilled employees. Many of
these jobs center around technology-based programs. Our soon-to-be high school graduates will
have the opportunities over the next several
years to get the skills and training needed to fill
these demanding, and often times high-salary
positions. With that said, lets all do our very best
to encourage our young people to pursue higher
education/post-graduate training and to take this
opportunity very seriously. College students who
attend class on a regular basis are much more
likely to earn a degree and develop the skills
needed to be gainfully employed for years to
Speaking of our seniors, the graduation ceremony is set for May 29, starting at 2:30 in the
high school gym. This is sure to be a very nice
event, and we encourage everyone to attend. I
also encourage everyone to take the time to
remind our young people of the potential dangers
that exist over the next several weeks. I touched
on this issue in last months newsletter as well,
but I cant emphasize enough how important this
issue is. With prom and graduation right around
the corner, we have entered what is statistically
the most dangerous time of year for high school
juniors and seniors. As parents, it is our duty to
ask lots of questions and to be on top of what is
happening in our child(ren)s lives. The young
adults will be sure to grumble now, but theyll
also be sure to thank you in a few short years.
Once again, thank you for all you do in this area
of your child(ren)s lives.
The annual testing season is in its stretch run
for this school year with tests scheduled at all
three buildings during the last weeks of April and
the first weeks of May. As stated in a previous
newsletter, good attendance, good attention, and
a good attitude all go a long way toward success
in school, and especially in the area of testing.
We have put much emphasis on the importance
of this season and thank all parents/guardians for
supporting our teachers throughout the school
year. For the second consecutive year, the lions
share of the tests will be administered through an
Internet-based, on-line format. Our technology
department, principals, teachers, and students
have worked diligently to prepare for this time of
the school year; and on behalf of the Wayne
Trace BOE, we appreciate the way everyone has
risen to the challenge. Concerning individual
scores, the OGT scores (for juniors and seniors
needing to pass one or more sections) are normally released in May. The release-dates of other
test scores is pending, as we await decisions from
the Ohio Department of Education and state legislators. Once students scores are released, we
will do our best to get this information out to you
in a timely fashion.
Speaking further of testing the future of
testing as we know it remains uncertain. Much
news continues to come down from the state
level as to what we should plan for in the future.
With that said, the administration and faculty of
Wayne Trace Local Schools will continue to introduce the current state content standards to its
students in hopes that all students are college
and/or career ready when they graduate from
our great school.
Turning to the school calendar, Mother Nature
has been far more cooperative this school year
than she was the last two. As a result, the final
day for students currently remains Wednesday,
May 25. Should any changes need to be made
between now and the end of the school year, we
will keep you updated through the Honeywell
Instant Alert system and other forms of buildinglevel communication.
As always, if you have questions or concerns
about your childs educational experience at
Wayne Trace, feel free to contact your building
principal or superintendent.
Go Raiders!

PAYNE ELEMENTARY - Jody Dunham, Principal

Its hard to believe that the end of the school
year is upon us. Its been an outstanding year of
teaching and learning. Therefore, the month of
May will be filled with fun learning experiences to
reward the students for their amazing accomplishments!
State Assessments Update
On May 5 and 6, students in Grades 4-6 will
take the End of Year Ohio Social Studies and
Science Assessments. As always, please make
sure that your child gets plenty of rest the night
before and a nutritious breakfast each morning.
Spring Programs
Something new at Payne Elementary will be a
Spring Program presented by the First and
Second Grade students. The program will take
place on Friday, May 6 at 9:30 and 1:30. Please
be aware that the PTO will have a bake sale and a
50/50 drawing at those programs to support the
playground update project.
On May 17 at 6:30 p.m., the Payne Elementary
band students will join their peers from Grover
Hill Elementary at Wayne Trace High School to
present their spring concert. We look forward to
this special evening!
The Traditional Kindergarten classes will end
their school year with a program for family and
friends at 9:30 on Monday, May 23, and the
Young 5 Kindergarten class will have their program at 12:30 that same day.
Annual May Events
The annual Olympic Day for students is scheduled at 1:30 on May 19 and the Staff verses Sixth
Grade students softball game is scheduled at 1:30
on May 20. The End of the Year Awards Assemblies are planned for May 24. Grades 1-3 is
scheduled for 9:30 and Grades 4-6 for 1:30.
Families are always welcome to attend these
Safety Drill
As you know, safety plans and drills are a routine part of the educational process. I try very
hard to keep the students, staff, families and
community informed of the hard work that goes
into this planning and preparedness at WTPE. At
the end of the day on May 16, students will once
again be evacuated to our primary evacuation
location. Students will load their bus at that location and be transported home. Students that are
typically picked up at school or walk home from
school will be transported back to WTPE for their
regular dismissal. It is very important to regularly
practice these drills and your faithful support is
much appreciated.

GROVER HILL ELEM. - Kevin Wilson, Principal

We are on schedule to end the school year on
Wednesday, May 25. As we look at the calendar,
we notice many end of year activities taking
place. Take some time and read over the many
different events below and mark your calendar
for those you would like to attend.
The staff and I would like to thank everyone
who was able to attend VIP Day. VIP Day was
new to us this year and from the feedback
received, it was a very positive experience for
both VIPs and students. With the positive comments, VIP will be included in next year's calendar. Look in the August newsletter to see when
your child/grandchild will have VIP Day, and we
hope that you will again take the time to visit.
The first of many May activities will be the sixth
grade students visit to the Jr./Sr. High School for
their orientation on Friday, April 29. Mr.
Nofziger, Mrs. Franz, and Mr. Langhals have put
together a very informative afternoon for the
students. They will take a bus to the high school
at 12:00 and will spend the remainder of the day
getting acquainted with the high school building
and operations. At the end of the day, the sixthgrade students will be dismissed from the high
school and will not be returning to Grover Hill
This year's first, second and third-grade students will be presenting their spring program on
Tuesday, May 11. There will be two performances for this program with the first performance at 2:00 and the second performance at
7:00. Mrs. Wieland and her students have put in
many hours preparing for this program, so we can
expect another great K-3 music program. We
want to encourage each of you to take time out
of your busy schedules to come and see one or
both performances. Also, we know that parking
space is limited, but we ask that you not park in
front of the houses on Perry Street.

Our fifth and sixth-grade band students will

take part in the Spring Band Concert along with
the high school band. Those band students in
grade 5 and 6 will ride buses to the high school
for an afternoon rehearsal. This program will
take place on Tuesday, May 17 at 6:30. We hope
you can attend as the students have been practicing all year, and this will be their chance to show
how good they have become.
The WTGH kindergarten program is on Friday,
May 20 at 1:30 p.m. The kindergarten teachers
and Mrs. Wieland have put together an end of
the year program. We have a very talented kindergarten class and hope that you will join us for
this very special day.
This year the PTO Carnival and Olympic Day will
be held on Tuesday, May 24. Carnival and Olympic Day is always an exciting time as the PTO have
a variety of activities planned for the students. At
this time, we would like to thank the PTO for
everything they do for the Grover Hill students.
This year's 1-3 and 4-6 awards assemblies will
be held Wednesday, May 25. The awards assembly for grades 1-3 will be at 9:00 a.m. The awards
program for grades 4-6 will take place at 10:00.
We would like to welcome all parents, family and
community members to join us for these assemblies.
JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL - Phil Nofziger, Principal
State testing is in process at Wayne Trace JR/SR
High School with the following schedule being
used for testing:
April 25-26 Freshmen ELA and 7th grade ELA
April 27-28 Biology
May 2-3 Geometry and 7th Grade Math
May 4-5 Algebra I and 8th Grade Math
May 10-11 American History, 8th Grade Science,
and American Government
Our students are testing first thing in the morning for approximately 90 minutes. We rearrange
our periods throughout the testing days so our
students who are testing do not miss the same
classes. Thanks to parents for making sure your
sons/daughters get plenty of sleep and have a
healthy breakfast before testing.
Good luck to our high school band as they will
perform at the OMEA state contest at Findlay
High School on Saturday, April 30! Our juniors
and seniors will enjoy a special time that same
evening as the prom will be taking place here in
the junior high school gym. The after prom will
also be happening at the school this year.
We have several opportunities to recognize
academic success and enjoy the talents of our
students. The annual senior awards will take
place on May 12 at 7:00 p.m. The junior high
band and choir will hold their spring concert at
7:00 p.m. on May 16 and the high school band
and choir concert will be on May 17 at 6:30 p.m.
followed by an awards ceremony. Our seniors at
Vantage will be recognized with their awards
ceremony at the NPAC in Van Wert.
I encourage everyone to support our students
by attending the remaining concerts, ballgames,
and track meets as we close an excellent year at
Wayne Trace JR/SR High School.

Students of the Month

Wayne Trace Jr./Sr. High School teachers have
selected the March Students of the Month.
Winners include: 7th: Wyatt Shelton, 8th: Nate
Showalter, 9th: Gracie Laukhuf, 10th: Gilly Wiseman, 11th: Monique Goings, and 12th: Kenzie
Clemens. These students received a "Raider
Pride - Pay Forward" t-shirt as part of their
award. Way to go Raiders!

ment reserves the right to edit all ads. For more

information, please email kipferd@wt.k12.oh.us
or call 419-399-4100 ext. 213.


May 3 PE-Fifth Grade Field Trip
May 4 PE-PTO Meeting 4:00
May 4/5 PE-Gr. 4-6 State Assessments for
Science or Social Studies
May 5 PE-Third Grade Field Trip
May 6 PE-Gr. 1 and 2 Spring Program at 9:30
and 1:30
May 6 Choir Contest at Parkway HS gym-7th
gr. boys at 6:35; 7th gr. girls at 8:25
May 7 Band/Choir Contest at Parkway SchoolJH band at 9:00 in auditorium; 8th gr.
choir at 10:40 in gym
May 10 PE-Coffee with the Principal 9:30-10:30
for Community
May 10 PE-Sixth Grade Field Trip
May 10 PE-Honor Flight Collection Reward
Assembly 3:00
May 11 PE-Kindergarten Field Trip
May 11 GH-Gr. 1-2-3 spring program 2:00 and
May 12 PE-Second Grade Field Trip
May 12 PE-Fourth Grade Field Trip
May 12 PE-Butter Braids Delivered for Pick up
May 12 Senior Awards Night 7:00
May 13 PE-First Grade Field Trip
May 13 Wayne Trace Relay for Life at HS 8:00
May 16 JH band & choir concert in HS gym 7:00
May 17 HS band & choir and 5th/6th gr. band
concert in HS gym 6:30
May 19 PE-Olympic Day Activities 1:30
May 20 PE-6th Grade vs. Staff Softball game 1:30
May 20 GH-Kindergarten program 1:30
May 23 PE-Kindergarten program 9:30
May 23 PE-Young 5 Kindergarten prog. 12:30
May 24 PE-Gr. 1-3 awards in auditorium 9:30
May 24 PE-Gr. 4-6 awards in auditorium 1:30
May 24 GH-PTO Carnival & Olympic Day
May 25 GH-Awards assembly gr. 1-3 at 9:00;
gr. 4-6 at 10:00
May 29 Graduation in HS gym 2:30
May 30 HS band at Payne and Grover Hill
Memorial Day ceremonies
August 24 FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR 2016-17

Varsity Softball
May 2 Elida-T
May 3 Paulding-T
May 5 Wauseon-H
May 6 Lincolnview-H
May 9 Celina-T


JV Softball
May 2 Elida-H
May 3 Delphos Jefferson-H
May 12 Defiance-T
May 13 Hilltop-H


Varsity Baseball
May 2 Delphos St. Johns-T
May 3 Delphos Jefferson-T
May 5 Delphos St. Johns-H
May 6 Lima Central Catholic-H
May 9 Parkway-H
May 13 Miller City-T


JV Baseball
May 2 Paulding-H
May 5 Lima Central Catholic-T
May 6 Van Wert-T
May 9 Antwerp-T
Music Department News
Good Luck to the High School Concert Band as May 10 Hicksville-T
they prepare for state contest at Findlay High
School on April 30 ! They will be performing at High School Track
11:30 a.m. in the Findlay High School Gym.
May 3 Paulding-T
May 6 Antwerp Inv.-T
May 9 WT Relays-H
Athletic Department News
As the 2015-16 school year draws to a close, May 13 GMC at Ayersville
the Athletic Department is already starting on May 16 County Meet at WT
next years sports program. Advertising is availJr. High Track
able for interested businesses. It is a great
May 2 Ottoville-T
opportunity to reach the community at a reasonMay 5 Fairview-T
able cost. For more information, please email
May 10 Paulding Relays-T
May 12 Edgerton/Hicksville/Tinora-H 4:30
We will again be offering Parent Ads in our May 17 GMC at Hicksville
sports program. This is for parents of Wayne
Trace Jr./Sr. High School students who would like HAVE A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE SUMMER!
to wish their athlete Good Luck or reminisce
the childhood of their student with photos, etc. in
an ad in the program. One-fourth, one-half, and
full page ads are available. The Athletic Depart-

Were Training Ohios Workforce!


1.800.686.3944 or 419.238.5411

Repair & Service


8602 Rd. 51, Payne, OH 419-263-CARS (2277)

Integrity Ford
1-800-373-2898 419-399-3766 Paulding

Sports Physicals for $20

1st Visit for $27

1255 N. Williams St.


FREE car
washes w/ any
New or Used

Dr. Chris Bragg 419-506-9010 410 East River Street, Antwerp Located east side of town on old 24

For all your

automotive repair needs

8109 Ste Rte. 613 Paulding

of Paulding


6B - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, April 27, 2016

FREE KJV Bible or children's story Bible,
please contact 419-7869309. We welcome locations interested in helping to distribute bibles.


NEW ITEMS - breaking

news, web exclusives,
read news items before
they're published in the
newspaper! Unlimited
access to the Progress
website www.progressnewspaper.org is free to
subscribers. Call 419399-4015 or email subscription@progressnewspaper.org for password.


2.5 wooded acres, new

septic, well, driveway
and electric, $36,900,
$1,000 down, $349
2.5 acre lot, near Sherwood. $11,900, $1,000
down, $135 monthly.



& CPR certified. 419263-8633


WIND TURBINE Tech Hands-on training. Field

work included. KVCC offers the nations leading
program for jobs with the
industries top employers.
AWEA approved, BZEE
$150 QUEEN pillowtop certified. Applications
mattress set. New in being accepted for July
plastic, can deliver 260- 2016. 269-353-1560 visit www.kvcc.edu/wind.
Apply Today.


LPNS needed: Vancrest of Antwerp

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

INC. Manufacturer of
sewn items is seeking
additional personnel. Industrial sewing experience a plus but not required. Key attributes:
attention to detail, willingness to learn, selfmotivation, follow work
instructions, work closely
with others. R&B offers
competitive wages, 401K
plan, paid vacations,
paid holidays, pleasant
work environment. Apply 8:00 am thru 3:30 pm
M-F at 20128 Road 138.
Oakwood, Ohio (in CharWAYNE TRACE Local loe)
School is accepting applications for Freshman
girls' volleyball coach for LOOKING FOR flatbed
the 2016-17 school year. van and dump dirvers.
If interested, please Class A CDL. Home
send a letter of interest nightly and weekends.
and up-to-date resume Signing bonus, 401K,
to: Jim Linder, Athletic paid holidays and vacaDirector, Wayne Trace tion. Apply at 25239
Local School, 4915 US Commerce Drive, Defi1 2 7 , H a v i l a n d , O H ance, Ohio. 419-7824220.




BENNETT'S Lawncare
and Landscaping. Mowing, rolling and stone,
mulch, dirt hauling. Free
estimates. Insured. 419NICE 3 bdrm 2 bath 789-6781
house with tenants FS
ONE BEDROOM apt. on Perry St, Defiance
Paulding on the square. $59,900. 419-670-3688
Newly remodeled. Stove or 419-399-2416 (leave DJ SERVICES - Music
for all occasions. 30
a n d r e f r i g e r a t o r f u r- message)
years experience. Call
nished. NO PETS or
John Martinez at 419SMOKING. Tenant pays
utilities. Call 419-3997595
stamps, comic books,
old toys, knives, old jewSunday, May 1st
HOUSE FOR RENT elry, antiques, collecAuto Parts
3 BEDROOM, 2 bath t i o n s . C a l l 4 1 9 - 3 9 9 Swamp Meet
w/3 car garage in Pauld- 3 3 5 3 .
ing. No pets. ReferWapkoneta,Ohio, Info
ences. $700/$700. 419419-394-6484
old photographs, old
photo albums, military
items, old signs,old postin any condition.
cards, old toys, antiques, PAULDING MINI StorCHBSINC.com
etc. 419-393-2107
age: For unit sizes and
prices please call 419399-4068.


Two Bedroom Apartments in Paulding, Ohio.
For information, please
call Straley Apartments
at 419-399-4068.

Multiple Listing

25-UNIT apartment
building. Needs rehabed.
Will consider all offers.





211 North Main St.


To see nice color pictures & interior shots of properties offered

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

Paulding, OH

New listiNg- wayNe trace

Real Estate Auction

Grover Hill, OH

8 acres surrounds this unique 3 bed

1 bath 1 story;newer kitchen;
computer room; wood burner;
allappliances; up ground pool w/
deck; large heated garage;
WELL kept;#394; $98,500;
(extra 2 acres available)

Wed., May 4 @ 5 P.M.

KNowledgeableaMbitiouseNergetic ageNts

#1753 New Listing - Affordable 3

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

#1717 607 N. Williams St.,

Paulding... 4 or 5 BR, 2 baths, elegant turn of the century home, gourmet kitchen, 3rd floor bonus room..
NEW PRICE Call Don Gorrell

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

#1740 Three Bdrm 2 bath New

Construction Home, det. garage...
Located in Oakwood on SR 613 New
Price. Call Don Gorrell 419-399-7699

#1742 763 N. Williams St.

Paulding... 2 story, 3 BDRM, 2 bath
home, C/A, lg. living room, dining
room, eati-in style kitchen w/newer
cabinets & counter tops. New Price
$73,500... 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

JeFF clarK
Paulding (+)

4 BR, 2 Bath Home - Corner Lot

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


Large Auction

Don K. Foltz II - Broker

Paulding, OH 106 N. Williams St. 45879
Maurie Wannemacher: 419-769-9090 Tim Boss: 419-769-0823 - Realtors

Thurs., April 28 @ 5:00 P.M.

Antiques - Collectables - Toys

Lawn Tractors - Lawn & Garden
Woodworking & Shop Tools
Household - Mobility Scooter - Camping
LOCATION: Gorrell Bros. Auction Facility 1201 N. Williams St., Paulding, OH

Antiques & Collectables ... NYC RR Water Can 13 Feed & Seed
Sacks (several local incl Laukhuf Hybrid, Payne, Paul Eichling,
Paulding & MG Stoller, Paulding . 4 vintage VW hub cabs ..
40+- vintage souvenir pennants (photos on web site) PW &
Edgemont Cracker tins, Marathon & other petroleum cans ... Pigeon hole cabinet Victorian love seat Cleveland, Cincinnati,
Chicago & St. Louis Railway oil can Several old drop leaf & other
tables, etc. (project pieces) 2 Commodes Pictures & frames
Griswold Dutch Oven .. Fenton Glass Kerosene lamps &
lanterns . Quilt Crocks, crock jugs, etc. Apple butter paddle
Large cast iron kettle Vintage lime green round kitchen table
Wagner ware cast iron teakettle Sad irons, iron skillets & other
cast iron & related items Hero Corn Grader w original paint
Vintage Maytag wringer washer Victorian Bed & related Old
gas light parts Marble top buffet / dresser Lovell wringer for
wood wash tub ... Wash board ... Oak chairs Old school desks
Vintage General Electric Portable electric sewing machine ..
Several old trunks White wicker rocker, side chair & table
Black wicker love seat ... Paulding County Plate & other decorator
collector plates & bowls Brass colored spittoon Store paper
holder Slaw cutter Wood boxes Old veterinarian items including sterilizer Banks Broad ax heads Wood pulley
Cow bells Pink, green and other glassware Vintage GE
elec portable sewing machine Pitcher & glass set Milk can
Grinding wheel Salt dips Milk, Diehl & other old bottles
Pitcher & Bowl 4 Old hats & 2 hat boxes Creamers... Knick
knacks.. figurines ... Hull vase & other vases & glassware items
Graniteware Flat of costume jewelry 2 Commodes Kerosene
cook stove Newer dry sink Old kitchen items Horse collar
mirror VCR movies 8 Track tapes Quilt frame White Rotary Treadle sewing machine Pony saddlePartial listing Toys,
Doll Items & Related including Structo semi tractor & cattle trailer;
Misc farm toys; GI Joe jeep & trailer; Hotwheels NASCAR race set
& other hot wheels; Nitendo; Toy elec range & chair; Old doll;
Doll high chair; Childs ice cream parlor table & chairs; oak childs
wagon; old wood bats; Childs shoes; Battery riding scooter, Cat
truck & Suzuki 4 wheeler toys; Farm set; Evil Knievel Scramble
Van .. Rough childs dresser; Clean Household & Related
including Wood kitchen table & chairs Nice 4 pc bedroom suite
2 Matching sofas & chairs Microwave stand and other stands
Sweeper Electric range Coffee & end tables & stands
Baskets & decorator items Fans Punch bowl set ... Small
electric appliances Suitcases Bedding, towels, linens, afghans,
etc. ... Nice clothing items including blue jeans, Paulding basketball
jersey Canning jars Spring Time 12 place setting dish set
Blankets 14 stackable chairs Mobility Scooter, Lawn &
Garden, Camping, Woodworking & Shop Tools & Related Lite
Rider Golden Mobility Scooter (2+- years old) SK 486 Wheel
Horse lawn tractor with front blade & mower deck 7 HP vintage
Wheel Horse lawn tractor Garden cultivator Older JC Penny
walk behind mower PECO 12 v lawn sprayer 10 table saw
Crafstman 10 drill press Long levels Craftsman reciprocating
saw DeWalt radial arm saw Sears air compresson Lincoln
225 amp welder 4 person tent & older tent Sleeping bag &
camping items Propane Fryer .. Skillets Water skis & water
toys . Misc fishing items Bicycles incl like new ladies bike
Lawn furniture Ice skates (several pairs) Small electric tools
Fireplace set Wrenches & hand tools Come-along, Shovels,
Rakes, etc. 2 Gas weed trimmers Mantis garden tiller Hose
Nails, screws, cords, etc. Wood Ladder Small hand and
Lawn tools.Tool Lawn Ornaments, etc., etc., etc. --- Visit our
web site @ www.gorrellbros-paulding.com for over 185 photos ..
Inspection: day of auction beginning at 9:00 AM --- Partial Listing
2 auction rings Terms: Cash, Check, VISA, Master Card or
Discover Card Sellers: Marvin (Doc) Estle, Mr. & Mrs. Jonas
Mack & Others Gorrell Bros. Auctioneers - Don Gorrell, Larry
Gorrell, Chris AuFrance, Apprentice; Aaron Timm, Nolan Shisler

#2899 Country Living at its best!! 3 Bdrm, 2.5

Bth Ranch Home on a scenic 12 Acre Lot. Home
has many features including Hickory Kitchen
Cabinets and All Stainless Steel Appliances,
Granite Countertop and tiled floor. Vaulted Ceiling
Master Suite w/ walk-in closet. Exterior Property
features 18ft deep fully stocked pond, 300 sq ft
deck off back of the home and 36x24 Workshop
with electricity and concrete floor. Motivated
Seller. Set your appt today.

#2902 NEW LISTING!! 2 BR home with some

updates with a large enclosed breezeway that connects to a 2 Car Garage. Above the Garage is a 1
BR efficiency Apartment with separate entrance. Own
this home and let the tenants make the payments for
you. Currently rented for $300/ mo. Listed at $59,900.

#2894 2240 Sq Ft 4 or 5 Bedroom Country

Home w/ 2 Baths on 1.01 Acre. Home has
been completely Remodeled. 42x32 Morton
Building, Wayne Trace School District

HeatHer Miller
MadisoN deloNg
barb browN





May 10Holland Tulip
Festival--$109; May 16 &
17Holmes County $299 (Lots of surprises!)
June 10-12 Samson
in Lancaster --$519.
Evelyns Excursions
4 1 9 - 7 3 7 - 2 0 5 5
com Ivah Lothamer
MAY13, 14, 15 Outdoor
Flea Market/Sportman
Show. 8am-Dusk.
Vendors welcome $20 a
space. 5278 CR 424.
Call 574-298-6199

2 PARTY-ChildCraft
babybed, Jennylynd
bassinet, teen10-12
clothes, household
items, more! 951 W
Wayne. Mon 25th-?
MOVING SALE: 383 3rd
St, Latty. April 30-8am12. Will NOT open before 8. Lots of furniture,
including breakfast set,
sofa, end tables, curio
cabinet, computer desk,
housewares and to o
much more to list.
GARAGE SALE - Saturday, April 30; Buckeye Drive, Paulding,
9am-5pm. Boys/Mens
c l o t h e s ,
clothes, Vera Bradley,
sports, kitchen, toys.
THURSSAT., 9-? 616
N. Dix St., Paulding. Lots
of household, audio
books, kitchen & misc.


Huge Garage Sale

211 East Merrin St.

Across from Payne Post Office

Hornish Bros. Inc. Is currently accepting applications for 3rd shift city work/
shuttle driver for work in the Defiance
area. This is an hourly position w/
benefits. This position has a new pay
package. If being home daily is important to you & you have a class a CDL
w/ at least 2 years tractor-trailer experience, please fill out an application
at 2060 E. Second St. Defiance, OH
(west side of office building), call 419785-3100, or fill out an application at
www.hornishgroup.com. E.O.E.

Thurs., April 28th and

Friday, April 29th
9 am - 5 pm
4000 generator, pictures,
2- 8 ft. plastic wave slides,
lamps, end tables, sheets,
blankets, alot of decor, over
40 DVD movies, alot of toys,
kids kitchen set, kids book
bookcase, men and women
and alot of girls clothes.


... New Subscribers for April

Stephanie Arend
Janet Bendele
Carla Conley
Sonja Proxmire
Brandon Stahl
Coral Fetzer

#2901 NEW LISTING! Beautiful 4 Bedroom, 3 Bth Country Home built in 2011.
2180 Sq Ft. With Full Basement., also
has Formal DR and LR and large Utility
Room. Home sits 1/4 Mile from CR 424
to the North and 1/2 Mile from US 24 to
the South. Located on Rd 87. Call for your
showing today. $134,900

View other listings @ www.foltzrealty.com Office : 419-399-2347

Really Save!
Take a fresh
look at the
Classifieds, the
original way to
shop green!

Debra York
Wilma Mullins

Opening for cashier, typing,

filing, light bookkeeping.
Computer knowledge
required. Some
accounting background
helpful as position may
expand in the near future.
Send resume to
Delpha Chevrolet Buick,
P.O. Box 368,
Delphos, OH 45833.
Attn: Scarlett Kemper.

I want to be a subscriber too!

Delivered 2nd class mail to your home
PLUS e-Edition
$39.00 per year

(Paulding, Van Wert, Defiance & Putnam Counties)

$48.00 per year all others

e-Edition only at www.progressnewspaper.org

$30.00 per year

Name _________________________________
City/State___________________ Zip________
Phone (

) ________________________

Email __________________________________



1725 East Fifth Street, Delphos

Send payment to:

Paulding Progress
P.O. Box 180,
Paulding, Ohio 45879
Your source for award-winning exclusive
Paulding County news!


To place an ad,
call 419.399.4015

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 7B

Plumbing & HVAC



Growing 31 year old company

has positions available for trade
professionals with residential
and/or commercial experience.

Do you have
the Write Stuff?

We offer GREAT PAY and a


Would you like to make a difference in your

community? Do you like meeting new people? Do
you enjoy a challenging, engaging pastime? Do
your written communications skills need polishing? Could you use some extra cash?
The Progress is seeking some capable, reliable
individuals to become paid correspondents. Must
enjoy writing, be accurate and unbiased, meet
deadlines, and represent the paper in a professional manner.
We have the following evening meeting assignments open:
Paulding Village Council
Oakwood Village Council
Wayne Trace School Board
Paulding School Board
Paulding County Hospital Board
Also, we are looking for someone to write news
and feature articles as needed for print and website.
No previous professional writing experience is
necessary, but writing ability and strong grammar
skills are important. Extra points for ability to shoot
still photos and video.
Become part of our award-winning newspaper!
Please email a brief letter of interest along with
writing samples and/or a resum to news@progressnewspaper.org. No phone calls, please.

Health, dental, vision

and disability insurance
401K retirement plan
with company match
Company vehicle
with gas card
Company cell phone
Uniforms provided
Vacation, paid time
off and paid holidays
Tool allowance
Overtime pay
We are looking for career
minded individuals to join our
team of professionals.
Reply to Ayers Mechanical Group
222 N. Market St., Van Wert, OH 45891

The Village of Pauldings Utility Department is currently accepting applications for part-time summer
help. Must be 18 years of age and have a valid
Ohio drivers license. First preference will be given
to qualified Village residents. Applications will be
accepted until May 6, 2016, and may be picked
up at the Village Office, 116 S. Main St. or printed
off online at the Village of Paulding website @ www.
villageofpaulding.com EOE
Annette D. Hasch, Finance Director

Hickory Creek at Hicksville,

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

Dietary Manager Position

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


Class A CDL semi-truck driver needed
for designated night shift route.
Must have valid Class A CDL,
clean driving record, ability to lift 50lbs
and must be 21.
Truck maintenance skills will be
considered for higher starting wage.
Full time position
Sunday Thursday11:30p-8a
(home daily).

EOE and Drug Free Workplace

Many positions available!

Plastic Mfg
Packaging/ Assembly
Material Handler
Food Service
House Keeping

Full time-- Experience preferred-- HS Diploma/GED

Custom Staffing
1198 Westwood Drive, Van Wert

Ph: 419-238-9675

Apply online: MyCustomStaffing.com

Apply online at
K&M Tire, PO Box 279,
Delphos, OH 45833

Hickory Creek at Hicksville,

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

RN Administrative 1st shift position.

Full and Part Time.
For a limited time RN/LPNs a $1000 Sign on bonus,
STNAs a $500 Sign on bonus.

We offer a positive working environment

in a small town setting.
Come Home to Hickory Creek

All-Access Advertising
Print Online Mobile

Consumers consistently cite newspaper advertising as the most

valuable and preferred media in planning purchases, and its
reach continues to exceed all other advertising vehicles. Now more
than ever, readers are accessing the news and newspaper advertising
across multiple platforms. Make sure your advertising message gets
heard through a powerful blend of new and conventional media from
the areas trusted, local news source, and start optimizing your
return on investment.

For details contact:

Hickory Creek at Hicksville
401 Fountain Street
Hicksville, Ohio 43526

To get started, contact your sales rep or call 419-399-4015 today.



n WT

Continued from Page 2B

Continued from Page 3B

Continued from Page 3B

high jump and 1600 run), Dylan Vogel (third, high jump), Alex
Reithman (fourth, high jump), Lothamer (second, pole vault),
Brian Matson (third, pole vault), Ingol (second, long jump
and third, 100 dash), Arend (fourth, long jump), Jesse Goings
(second, 110 hurdles and third, 300 hurdles), Shepherd (fourth,
1600 run and second, 3200 run), Joe Shaffer (third, 400 dash),
Isaiah Theobold (fourth, 400 dash), Charles Clapsaddle (second, 300 hurdles) and Minck (third, 200 dash).

for sixth, high jump).

Harwell, Gabriella Stahl,
Plummer and Caitlyn Myers
posted a fourth place finish in the
400 relay.
On the boys side, Liberty
Center captured the title by totaling 140 points with Montpelier taking second at 84. Wayne
Trace posted 45 points to finish
seventh and Paulding had one
point to take 15th.
The Raider 1600 relay quartet
of Chance Elliott, Austin Reed,
Seth Saylor and Josh Kuhn took
eighth with Cole Shepherd, Jon
Sinn, Josh Kuhn and Austin
Kuhn posting a seventh place
finish in the 800 relay.
Raider individual winners
were Cole Shepherd (eighth,
200 dash and third, 400 dash and
long jump), Seth Saylor (second,
110 and 300 hurdles), Josh Kuhn
(third, 300 hurdles), Austin
Kuhn (fourth, 110 hurdles) and
Scott Wenninger (seventh, shot
Pauldings 3200 relay squad
of Josh Trausch, Simeon Shepherd, Dayton Pracht and Lucas
Arend finish eighth.

up two individual titles as well, capturing the

1600 run (4:48.10) and 800 run (2:05.43). Another double winner was Hicksvilles Travis
Lysaght, who won both the shot put (45-6-1/2)
and discus (125-0).
Other individual winners included Fairviews
Alex Sliter (100 dash, 11.24), Edgertons Dakota
Freeman (3200 run, 10:41.13) and the Bulldogs
Chanse Evans (high jump, 6-4).
Antwerps Brandon Laney finished sixth in the
800 run (2:11.52) and 1600 run (4:58.07).
Wayne Traces Seth Saylor placed in three
events, taking third in the 110 hurdles, fourth in
the 200 dash and second in the 300 hurdles.
Other placers for the Raiders were Austin Kuhn
(fourth, 110 hurdles), Josh Kuhn (third, 300 hurdles), Nick Durre (second, discus), Scott Wenninger (fifth, discus and third, shot put).
The Raider 3200 relay team of Austin Reed,
Chance Elliott, Evan Mohr and Liam Marihugh
took sixth while the 800 relay quartet of Shepherd, Jon Sinn, Josh Kuhn and Austin Kuhn
placed third. Elliott, Reed, Saylor and Josh Kuhn
combined for a fifth place finish in the 1600 relay.
On the girls side, Toledo Notre Dame coasted
to the championship with 120 points followed by
Holgate (73), Fairview (65), Ayersville (58) and
Wayne Trace (48). Antwerp finished 13th with
one point.
A pair of juniors tied for the most valuable
performer award with Wayne Traces Monique
Goings and Ayersvilles Kelsey Johnston each





Continued from Page 2B

There was a lot of talent on
both the Ohio and Indiana
teams and the game showed
that. Its a lot more fun when
you have ultra competitors
like we saw on both teams;
you wish you could have this
kind of talent all the time,
Sensabaugh remarked.
I also was impressed with
how hard both teams played
the entire way; there wasnt
a lot of standing around and
both teams were getting after
it. That makes something like
this all the more fun to coach
in and play in.
Arellano (5 points) figured
that all three players and the
two areas coaches being in the
NWC made for bragging rights.
That and having been on
some of same AAU teams.
You always want to represent
your conference well, no matter what, and I thought we did
today, he said. You kind of
have an idea what these guys
are going to do after playing
against and watching them
all these years in certain situations and with very little
practice time, it comes down
to good instincts.
The Paulding senior is undecided on his college career
but has leanings.
Ive had two offers. Right
now, Im leaning toward Heidelberg, he added. At this
point, its about being where

you feel more at home and I

think that is Heidelberg.
In the girls contest, Indiana won 81-68 in a 4-quarter
Kalidas Kylie Osterhage
tied for the Ohio scoring lead
with 12 and Crestviews Emily Bauer added 10. O-Gs
Dani Ellerbrock added eight
and Wayne Traces Erin Mohr
NOTES: Nancy Rehm was
a star basketball player at
Bishop Luers High School
where she also excelled in
the classroom. She went on to
play one semester at William
Penn (Iowa) before transferring back to the Indiana Institute of Technology, where the
team won the Indiana state
basketball championship in
In 1982, Nancy was murdered in a senseless act of
violence. The loss of such
a great player, student and
person hit the community
hard. This game, the Nancy
Rehm Border Wars Classic,
is held in her honor. This is
the 24th game in her memory. The games are meant to
honor outstanding boys and
girls basketball players in
the Fort Wayne area for their
skills and achievements and it
is also meant to showcase to
fans in the area their considerable talents one last time.

Visit us online at

earning 22 points on the day.
Goings won 200 dash with a time of 26.70
while taking second in the 100 dash (12.57). She
was also part of the Raider 800 and 400 relay
teams that each finished second.
Johnston with pole vault by jumping 8-0 and
took third in both the discus (98-0) and shot put
Tinoras Claire Keber (100 hurdles, 16.31),
Holgates Emma Willett (1600 run, 5:19.82),
Lincolnviews Anna Gorman (800 run, 2:24.71),
Hicksvilles Madison Siebenaler (discus, 10211-1/2), Ayersvilles Molly Hammersmith (high
jump, 5-3), Holgates Rachel Thomas (shot put,
36-4) and Ayersvilles Meghan Engel (long jump,
14-5-1/2) were other local individuals who picked
up championships.
Fairviews Allison Schwarzbek also was victorious, setting a new meet record in the 300 hurdles
with a time of 47.32.
Antwerps Rachel Williamson posted a sixth
place finish in the 400 dash, crossing the line with
a time of 1:06.20.
Estie Sinn finished second in the discus with a
toss of 101-5-1/2 while Erin Mohr tied for third
in the long jump (5-2) and took sixth in the long
jump (13-4-1/2).
The Raider 800 relay team of Stacy Flint,
Erin Mohr, Gracie Gudakunst and Monique
Goings took second in 1:53.27 while the quartet of Flint, Ellie Moore, Gudakunst and Goings finished second in the 400 relay.

The Latest NeWS

Delivered to Your Door
Save time and money with a subscription
to the Paulding County Progress!
In Print & Online! www.progressnewspaper.org
New Subscribers, Call 419.399.4015

The Paulding Progress/Weekly Reminder


8B - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, April 27, 2016



This week at Antwerp Elementary School, Dr. Miller was the Star of the Week in first grade. He
visited the first grade classrooms to share his favorite things, show students pictures of his family, read his favorite book, and provide a mystery item for the students to guess. Dr. Miller also
ate lunch with the first graders. The students loved learning more about their superintendent.

Jeffery-Mohr Dentistry of Van Wert is very happy to announce that Monica Williams of Payne Elementary
is a $20 winner of the coloring contest to celebrate National Childrens Dental Health Month. The entire
school was very excited to learn that she won the gift certificate. During the month of February and March,
Dr. Jessica Jeffery-Mohr visited the local area schools and the children received kits that included a sticker, pencil, and a toothbrush. The contest included preschoolers to first graders from 14 different schools
around the area. There were 1079 who participated in the coloring contest and 1327 dental kits were given
to the kids during the program! Pictured are Principal Jody Dunham, Monica Williams, Dr. Jessica JefferyMohr and Dr. Carl Jeffery.
Recently Cathy Taylor
stopped by Grover Hill
Elementary to donate the
book, The Denim Jungle. The
author of the book is former
Grover Hill Student, Angela
Taylor Hylland. Angela wanted a book donated to her elementary school that helped
to foster her love of reading.
Pictured here is author Angela
Mrs. Koharts afternoon preschool class at Paulding Elementary made a discovery as they
Taylor Hyllands mother
weeding their spring flower garden. They found a worm!! Since they are learning about
Cathy Taylor reading to Caleb
they decided to make a worm habitat so they could observe some worms in their
McClure, Campbell Volk and
classroom as well.
Cole Manz.
Recently Mr. Tempels
eighth grade science class at
Antwerp Middle School created State Standard board
games to review Life, Earth,
and Physical Science concepts
and standards that were covered in class throughout the
school year. Students used
prior knowledge and creativity
to design and construct the
games. Dr. Miller, superintendent of Antwerp Local School,
visited Tempels classroom
and participated in some of
the games when students were
finished creating them (Miller
finished 0-2 for the class period). It was a great learning
experience for all involved.
Pictured are Aleyah Cline and
Chloe Saul (standing) watching as Alyssa Fuller, Dr. Miller,
DARE is back in Paulding County! Fifth and sixth graders at Divine Mercy have spent the last and Madison Boesch play the
ten weeks with Officer Nick Mendez, who taught the students good decision-making skills to help game Cline and Saul created.
them lead safe and healthy lives. Officer Mendez covered topics from peer pressure, effective
communication, bullying, effects of drugs on health, resistance strategies, risk and consequences, responsible decision making, dealing with stressful situations, nonverbal communication and
listening, and helping others. At the end of the course, students had to write an essay about what
they learned from the program. Each student graduated from the course and enjoyed a DARE
graduation party that included a certificate, pizza, and dodgeball. Sheriff Landers even showed
up to get hit a few times.The essay contest winners were fifth grader, Kyle Slade (left), and sixth
grader, Madison Wright (right).

The Paulding Elementary 4th graders held a chocolate fair. Each

student was to create a house or other structure using a variety of
chocolates. Shown are students Victoria Dunson and Christopher
Smith with their chocolate projects.

Oakwood Elementary sponsored Learning is an Art night

Mrs. Chelsea Millers first grade math students at Grover Hill Elementary are practicing telling time to the hour and half hour. They
really enjoyed making a large watch to demonstrate the time. Students are front from left - Zach Stoller, Cole Manz, Stefany Lopez, on Thursday, April 7. Performing a duet on their flutes are music
Logan Schnepp, Colton Kimmel, Konner Clemens, Bella Cutright and Braxton Merriman; Back row - Noah Schlatter, Corbin Varner, teacher Mrs. Nancy Wehrkamp and one of her sixth grade students, Sophia Fisher.
Caleb McClure, Amber Stoller, Hayden Warren, Roman Delong, Campbell Volk, David Fiedler and Alex Doster.

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

8516, Rd. 137, Paulding

(419) 399-3160