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Grover Hill Welcome Park
Endowment Fund will be
holding its annual Memorial
Day Weekend chicken dinner
from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.Sunday,
May 29 at the Grover Hill
Elementary School.
The meal will consist of
a half chicken, potatoes,
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dinner. The chicken will be
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Amateur radio
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PAULDING An organizational meeting for an amateur radio group will be held at

6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26
at the Paulding County Carnegie Library in Paulding.
The purpose of the meeting
is to elect officers and enact
by laws for the new club. For
more information, contact
Fred Pieper at 419-670-2980.

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Members of the Paulding High School softball team display their district trophy in Division III softball. The Lady Panthers
won the title on Friday, beating Allen East 11-6 at Lima. They advance to the regional semifinal against Archbold, set for 5 p.m.
May 25 at Findlay. For more tournament coverage, including a game preview, see inside.

Progress Staff Writer
HAVILAND Following
a special called meeting of the
Wayne Trace Local Board of
on Monday afternoon, the
announcement was
made that
A. Winans
will be the
next superintendent to lead the Wayne Trace
Winans, who lives near
Payne, will come to his new asSee WINANS, page 2A

Groups conduct
programs for
Memorial Day
From Staff Reports
Memorial Day activities in
honor of deceased veterans will
be held around the county on
Monday, May 30.
The public is encouraged to
share in these Memorial Day
activities. Please, take a few
minutes from busy holiday
weekend schedules to recognize those men and women
of the armed forces who died
during times of war.
Memorial Day is a sacred
day to all war veterans. Americas collective consciousness
demands that all citizens be
reminded of the deaths of their
fellow countrymen during wartime. By honoring the nations
war dead, their memory is preserved and thus their service
and sacrifice.
All U.S. flags should be displayed at half-staff during the
morning hours. At noon, they
should be raised back to fullstaff.

will be served at the VFW.


CECIL John Paulding

VFW Post #587 of Paulding
will conduct a Memorial Day
program at 9 a.m. Monday at
New Rochester Cemetery, Cecil. Speaker will be State Rep.
Tony Burkley. Also participating will be local Boy Scouts
and Girl Scouts.

Judy Wells/Paulding County Progress

GROVER HILL Observance of Memorial Day in

the Grover Hill area is being
planned by the members of
Grover Hill Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2873.
At 11 a.m., memorial services will be conducted by the
VFW Post at the veterans memorial at Middle Creek Cemetery, located one mile southeast
of Grover Hill. Carrie Gudakunst will speak. The Wayne
Trace Band will be providing
music for the program.
ANTWERP The Antwerp The public is invited to show
VFW and American Legion their support by attending this
will hold joint Memorial Day patriotic event.
services. There will be a paOAKWOOD
rade at 10 a.m. It will line up
at 9:30 a.m. at the VFW on
Railroad Street. Services will OAKWOOD This will be
be held at Riverside Ceme- the 40th year for Oakwoods
tery. A guest speaker repre- Memorial Day activities. Mesenting the Toledo American morial Day services will begin
Legion will share appropriate at 10 a.m. Monday at Oakthoughts of the day. Afterward, refreshments and lunch
See MEMORIAL, page 2A

Ready for
Summer Heat?

Jim Arend, 78, of Antwerp, a veteran and member of Antwerp Community Band, has played
Taps at dozens of military funerals and services.

At 78, trumpeter Jim Arend

continues to play his music
ANTWERP Taps is a bugle call played at
dusk, at flag ceremonies and at military funerals by the United States armed forces. The official military version is played by a single bugle
or trumpet, although other versions of the tune
may be played in other contexts. The tune is also
known as Butterfields Lullaby, or by the first
line of the lyrics, Day is Done.
But for 78-year-old Jim Arend of Antwerp,
Taps has a much deeper meaning. Hes played
the mournful song between 50 and 100 times at
military funerals in Paulding County and in the
Hicksville area. And he plays the song on a trumpet he bought in 1949, when he was 12 years old.
I grew up in town, he says. My mother
played the pipe organ in church, so I was in a mu-

sical family. And even though we lived in town,

we raised chickens and sold eggs once a week.
It was my job to take care of them and gather
the eggs every day. Then when the laying season
ended, we sold the hens to the same company
wed bought them from as chicks. When I was in
fifth or sixth grade, I saved all my money to buy
a trumpet. It took me a whole year, but I finally
had enough to buy it.
While in high school, Jim and a few of his
friends formed a combo band and played at weddings, parties and graduations in the area. Naturally, he played his trumpet in the band.
Wed play wherever anybody would have
us, he says with a laugh. We just loved playing music and would jump at any chance to
See AREND, page 2A


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The story of Taps Couple makes donation to senior center

The 24-note bugle call known
as Taps is thought to be a revision of a French bugle signal,
called tattoo, that notified soldiers to cease an evenings drinking and return to their barracks
or garrisons. It was sounded one
hour before the bugle call that
brought the military day to an
end by ordering the extinguishing of fires and lights. The last
five measures of the tattoo resemble the modern day Taps.
The revision that gave us present-day Taps was made during
Americas Civil War by Union
Gen. Daniel Adams Butterfield,
heading a brigade camped near
Richmond, Va.
Gen. Butterfield decided the
official lights out music was
too formal to signal the days end.
One day in July 1862, he recalled
the tattoo music and hummed a
version of it to an aide, who wrote
it down in music. Butterfield then
asked the brigade bugler, Oliver
W. Norton, to play the notes and,

after listening, lengthened and

shortened them while keeping
his original melody.
He ordered Norton to play this
new call at the end of each day
thereafter, instead of the regulation call. The music was heard
and appreciated by other brigades, who asked for copies and
adopted this bugle call
This music was made the official Army bugle call after the
war, but not given the name
Taps until 1874.
The first time Taps was played
at a military funeral may also
have been in Virginia soon after
Butterfield composed it. Union
Capt. John Tidball ordered it
played for the burial of a cannoneer killed in action.
Army infantry regulations by
1891 required Taps to be played
at military funeral ceremonies.
Taps now is played by the military at burial and memorial services and is still used to signal
lights out at days end.

Nolan and LaDonna

Shisler (left) of Oakwood
recently made a very
generous donation to the
Paulding County Senior
Center. Their $50,000 gift
will be managed by the
senior center steering
committees treasurer.
The center provides over
175 meals per day to
Paulding County senior
citizens. They also provide 15-20 medical and
service trips per week.
For more information,
call the center at 419-3993650. Pictured presenting the Shislers with a
plaque in appreciation is
Marsha Yeutter, senior
center director (right).

Support from many gives Frederick her routine back

Pam Frederick, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2010, will

serve as an honored survivor for this years Relay For Life event.
She will help lead the Survivor Lap on June 3 to open the twoday Relay event.

This years American Cancer

Society Relay For Life begins at
6 p.m. on Friday evening, June
3, at the Paulding County Fairgrounds.
Progress Staff Writer
OAKWOOD What was to
be a routine mammogram for
Pam Frederick turned out to be
anything but routine. Nearly six
years ago, in October 2010, the
Oakwood resident had scheduled her yearly mammogram,
and following the exam came an
ultrasound followed by the news
no woman wants to hear.
From the moment she received the outcome, things
moved fast. Just a couple months
later, in December, Pam endured
a mastectomy followed by the
necessary treatments.
I remember the day well. It
was on that day when the radiologist, Cindy Brewer, grabbed
my hand and said convincingly
and very reassuringly to me that
everything would be okay.
Since that day when Pam
heard those comforting words
from Brewer, she has been surrounded and comforted by the
support of many people. Its that
support which Pam credits to

her recovery, healing and most

importantly, being found cancer-free today.
It wasnt easy for the veteran
Oakwood Elementary teachers
aide of 15 years four chemotherapy treatments, with one
being administered on a Friday
and then a week off from school.
I went to Fort Wayne Oncology and Hematology for my
treatments on Friday and I then
needed a week off, then I went
back to school, said Frederick.
I cant say enough about how
supportive the Paulding Exempted School administration
and the teachers at Oakwood
were during the time. They
would do my recess duty and
help all they could throughout
my ordeal. Their support and
understanding through it all was
so helpful to my recovery.
The support didnt end there
for Pam.
When going through the grueling chemo treatments, Pam
had to deal with lack of sleep, a
constant bad taste in her mouth
from the medication and the loss
of her hair. It was at that juncture
the Girls Scouts answered.
One of the troop leaders,
LouCinda Horstman, asked me

conversation grabbed our bill

off the table and paid our tab.
And when I tried to leave a tip,
the waitress gave it back to me!
It was a great anniversary!
In 1997, Jim joined the Antwerp Community Band and
bought himself a new trumpet.
I enjoy playing in the band,
he says. I think it helps keep
my lungs in shape to play at the
funerals. Besides, its a lot of
And in 2003, he became
a field inspector for certified

wheat and soybean seeds.

But I might have to give that
job up pretty soon. Its a lot of
walking and Im not as steady
on my feet as I used to be. Ill
do it as long as I can, though.
In the meantime, Jim plans to
continue playing Taps at funerals whenever hes needed.
Bob Johnson, the commander of the VFW here, keeps
me informed of all the military
funerals, he says. If the family requests a trumpet player,
Ill be there to do my part.

Continued from Page 1A

Then after graduation, Jim
joined the 148th Infantry Regiment of the Ohio National
Guard. He was in the rifle
squadron from 1961 until 1962.
The ONG held services for deceased military personnel and
usually had a trumpeter play
Taps at the funerals. That got
Jim hooked.
When he married a Toledo
girl, Joanie Saduski, in 1967,
the newlyweds moved to Antwerp to start their new lives.
Thats where they raised their
four children two boys and
two girls and Jim started
working at Weatherhead.
I was there for 39 years
and four months before they
closed, he says. Joanie and
I have now been married for
49 years. Our children have all
done well for themselves and
have careers that they love.
Theyre scattered all over the
country but we still visit them
as often as we can.


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Jim loves to tell the story of

his and Joanies 49th anniversary earlier this year.
We went to Cracker Barrel to celebrate, he says. Id
told the waitress that it was our
anniversary so just before we
finished eating our meal, she
brought out a great big dish of
apple crisp with two scoops of
ice cream on it. She said it was
her gift to us. And when we got
ready to leave, one of the other
customers who was sitting
close to us and had heard the

Continued from Page 1A

signment from Vantage Career

Center in Van Wert, where he
has served since 2004; most currently as the high school director/facilities director since 2013.
From 2010-13, Winans was the
student services supervisor.
Im a local guy. I grew up
in the area and graduated from
Wayne Trace. I am excited
about the future and I look forward to giving back to the community, said Winans.
He went on to comment about
the past while being challenged
to look ahead.
Mr. Arnold did a fine job in
leading the district and I want to
continue to build on that foundation. I am excited about the
opportunity to serve and look
forward to the challenge, he
Our number one goal was
to target a highly qualified
superintendent who will continue to deliver to our school
community the excellence
in leadership that we seek and
expect. Our school community,
students, staff, administration,
parents, grandparents and all the

residents of the Wayne Trace

community are very important
to us. We wanted to find a superintendent who would build
on the solid foundation already
established in our school district, stated Board President Pat
The selection committee
made up of a school board member, teacher, community leader,
representative of the central office and bus driver interviewed
seven individuals and once the
candidates were reduced to the
final two the board of education
met with the two hopefuls before making their final choice.
As a board, we also want to
thank the Wayne Trace community for their support. A collaborative process fostered teamwork and we look forward to
the leadership Mr. Winans will
bring to our school district and
Baumle went on to comment, After extensive interviews, screenings, and reference
checks, the Wayne Trace Local
Board strongly believes we have
chosen the best candidate who

matches the essential qualities

the Wayne Trace community is
seeking in their superintendent.
On behalf of the board of education, we would like to welcome our new superintendent to
our district, added Baumle.
The new superintendent received a three-year contract beginning Aug. 1, 2016 and to further authorize up to 15 transition
days prior to Aug, 1, 2016 to be
paid at his per diem as detailed
in the contract.
Winans will replace Steve Arnold, who has resigned to accept
a position as a shared superintendent of Western Buckeye
and Allen County Educational
Service Centers.
Winans received his bachelors in education from Bowling
Green State University in 2002
and his masters in education
from the same institution in
From the University of Dayton, Winans completed his
Principal Licensure Program in
2011 followed by the Superintendent Licensure Program in
2015 at UD.

what I needed. I was bald and

didnt know what to do or how
to act. The girls made scarves
for me. They made all kinds, all
bright colors and for all the holidays, she recalled with a laugh.
Breast cancer is not new to
Pams family, but the reality of
facing it yourself is something
you never quite prepare for.
Pams grandmother, aunt and
her father all experienced breast
When I found out my situation, a mastectomy was automatic. No questions asked. And
when I heard it for the first time,
all I could do was cry, she said.
Through the tears and the
uncertain tomorrows that Pam
would face, her husband, Greg,
was there for his wife.
He was always there from
the beginning and he has been
fantastic. He took care of me
and did all the little things that
needed to be done daily. He was
scared when I went to Lutheran
Cancer Center, but he remained
strong and that was something I
needed, Pam said with a sparkle
in her eye.
Pams three children brought
emotional support that was desperately needed.
Her daughter, Mystee, who
at the time had five little boys to
take care of, lived in Van Wert
and did all she could to support
her mother. Another daughter,
Mellisa, would keep the house
clean and do whatever else she
could do to keep life as normal
as possible for everyone, and son
Benjamin made sure his mother
had everything she needed.
It was truly a family affair
with everyone finding their place
and following through.
Finally, her church, St. Pauls

Lutheran, expressed what the

true church is all about. The
scripture in Matthew 10:42 talks
about giving a cup of cold water,
and Pams congregation did just
that and more.
I cant say enough about my
church and their response. Pastor Karen Stetins was new and
we didnt know each other very
well, but she came to visit and it
was as if I had an old friend. The
church brought us meals and
was helpful in so many ways,
Pam said.
Looking back over the past
five-plus years, Pam says her
faith, family, and friends got her
through a most difficult chapter
in her life.
I didnt have to do anything
but let the chemo do its thing
while many others took care of
me. I had the most caregivers
that anyone could ever imagine,
she said.
Today, Pam lives what she
considers a normal life. Working and being a wife, mother and
grandmother is all good.
Life is normal until October,
when I have my routine mammogram. You cant help but
think about the past and hope for
a better future, Pam said.
For now, the future looks good
for Pam. Hearing the simple yet
powerful phase cancer-free
gives her a new lease on life.
God allowed me to have cancer to help me understand and to
show hope to others. In the midst
of the deepest, darkest times, I
realized its not all gloom and
doom and sadness. Today, I am
so thankful for what is simply
normal, concluded Pam.
Life today, you might say is
routine and thats just fine for

Continued from Page 1A
wood Elementary School. The
third graders will present the
program, titled Protectors of
Peace. The students honor
each war that has been fought
and also each branch of the military.
They will parade to the park
where a short service will be
held and Taps will be played.
Following an American Legion
21-gun salute, there will be an
arch of flags to the river where
those present will drop flowers
into the river in honor of the
The public is welcome to
participate. Refreshments will
be served at the park following
the ceremonies.
Day program will be held at
11 a.m. Monday at Live Oak
Cemetery, Paulding. John
Paulding VFW Post #587 will
conduct the service. Speaker
will be State Rep. Tony Burkley. Also participating will
be local Boy Scouts and Girl
Scouts. After the program, the
Paulding High School Band
will perform a selection of
patriotic music at the cemetery. Following the event, hot
dogs and refreshments will be

served at the Post on Water

PAYNE Annual Memorial Day events will be hosted
Monday by American Legion
Post 297. A breakfast for veterans will be served at 7 a.m. at
the Legion.
A parade begins at 9:30 a.m.
that will line up at the Divine
Mercy Catholic Church and
march to the Payne American
Legion. Immediately after the
parade, at approximately 10
a.m., a memorial service will
be held at Wiltsie Cemetery
north of Ohio 500 on Road
51. Wayne Trace High School
Band will participate.
A noon lunch for veterans and their families will be
served. Guests are asked to
bring a covered dish and place
settings; meat will be provided
by the post.

U.S. veterans fought for the

rights and liberties Americans
enjoy each day. Memorial Day
gives citizens an opportunity
to show appreciation for their
sacrifices (some giving the ultimate sacrifice) by taking time
from the holiday weekend to
pay special tribute.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 3A

Obituaries Updated weekdays at www.progressnewspaper.org


N. Christian, 69, of Denver,
passed away at his home on
April 26.
He was born on April 12,
1947 in Defiance, the son of
Willard and Irene (Rosselet) Christian, both deceased.
Jim married Shelia D. Wilhelm, who survives. Retiring
after 24 years of service as a
salesman with Wonder Bread/
Hostess Cake, he was also a
member of Teamsters Union
Local #537. Jim was an Army
veteran, an avid hunter, and a
lifetime NRA member. Cooking and gardening were two of
his primary passions. He especially enjoyed cooking during
the holidays. Jim passed on the
love of cooking to his children
and grandchildren, starting
them all at a young age.
Survivors also include
his children, Martin (Patsy)
Christian of Cheyenne,
Wyo., Candace (Terry) Glisson, Aurora, Colo., and Tara
(James) Kitchen of Virginia;
eight grandchildren; seven
great-grandchildren; brothers,
Bill (Dawn) Christian of McComb Township, Mich. and
Ed Christian of Erie, Mich.;
and sisters, Sally (Jim) Kochenour of Spencerville, Ind. and
Debbie (Bill) Grigson, Rensselaer, Ind.
A sister, Sharon Christian,
also preceded him in death.


Fraley, age 77, died Saturday,
May 14.
He was born Oct. 2, 1938 in
Portsmouth, the son of the late

William and Lovina (McCoy)

J a c k
Fraley Jr.
and Lisa
(Jeff) Carr;
Roy (Pat) Fraley and Doug
Fraley; sisters, Sue (Bill)
Brown, Betty Burr and Annabell (Dan) Haley; seven grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
He also was preceded in
death by a sister, Flora Harshman; a brother, William Fraley
Jr.; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services were Friday, May 20 at Den Herder
Funeral Home, Paulding.
Burial was in Rochester Cemetery, Cecil.
In lieu of flowers, donations
may be made to the family in
care of Lisa Carr.
Online condolences may
be sent to www.denherderfh.


Sherry, 67, passed from this
life Friday, May 20 at the
Kobacker House, Columbus,
after a courageous battle with
He was
born Aug.
27, 1948,
the third
son of the
late Eugene and

Sherry in Paulding County.

Surviving are his wife of 45
years, Peggy (Balliet) Sherry,
daughters April (Vershinin)
Sherry, Amanda Sherry (fianc Lance Pinyerd), also
precious granddaughter, Sophia Vershinin, all of Columbus. His siblings include Carl
(Terri) Sherry, Oakwood,
Shirley (Frank) Lichty, Van
Wert, and Sharon (Dan) Burnett, Wake Forest, N.C.
One brother, Richard
Sherry, preceded him in death
in 1992.
Jim graduated from Payne
High School with the class of
1966. He proudly served his
country as a member of the
101st Infantry in the brutal
Vietnam War. Upon returning home, he worked his way
through the ranks to be an
engineer on the Penn Central
Railroad, later to become Amtrack. He was the engineer out
of the Waterloo, Ind. station
to Chicago and Pittsburgh for
many years.
Jim enjoyed times with his
boat and friends fishing for
walleye on Lake Erie. We got
to enjoy his famous fish frys.
He was an avid golfer, making at least one hole-in-one.
His great passion was the outdoors, being raised as a farm
boy hunting and trapping with
a keen appreciation for Gods
Jim and his classic sense of
humor will be sadly missed by
all who knew him.
A celebration of life will be
held at a later date. Shaw-Davis
Funeral Home in Columbus is
in charge of arrangements.
Condolences to the family
may be left on their website at

Scott community raising

funds for veterans memorial
SCOTT The Village of Scott has created a
fund to build a permanent memorial at Bresler
Park to honor veterans who gave their lives for
our nations freedom.
The first three names to go on the memorial will
be Jack Poling, Earl Yoh and Zachary Wobler,
who gave their lives in battle.
Stan Pratt, who is heading up the project, was in
the Army Reserves for 21 years. He said, I think
these guys need something.
Pratt is calling the project, No Man Left Behind.
Pratt, working with a limited budget, said that
eventually more names would be added. The memorial itself will be drawn on the west side of the
maintenance building, facing the ball park, and
will be 8 feet high and 24 feet across.
To raise some funds for the project, a girls fast

pitch tournament is planned July 16-17 for ages

13-16 years old. The concession stand will be
serving snacks and beverages.
A chaplain is scheduled to speak at 10 a.m. on
July 16 with a presentation and a 21-gun salute,
Pratt said. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Tentative plans are to have the memorial project completed before the ballgames in July.
Any monies and donations from the fast pitch
tournament in July will go towards the funding
of the memorial. To register for the tournament,
contact Pratt at 419-622-3502.
Donations may be directed to Scott Veterans
Memorial Fund, in care of Stan Pratt or Chris
Martinez, P.O. Box 119, Scott OH 45886.
Chris Martinez is the head of the ball park and
is assisting Pratt.
Other additional activities and times will be announced at a later date.

Vacation Bible School schedules

June 6-10
Rose Hill Church of God
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
A VeggieTales VBS titled
The Pirates Who Dont Do
Anything. There will be plenty
of pirate blarney and boatloads
of Bible learning fun in store
for all. The church is located at
17965 Road 138 (intersection of
CR 138 and Ohio 637).
June 6-10
Dupont Church of the
7 - 9:10 p.m.
Finding Truth Below the
Surface is the theme for VBS
with Psalm 139:23-24 being its
foundation. On the last night of
VBS, Friday, June 10, the closing program will take place at
8:40 p.m. Classes will be offered to preschool age through

grade 12. Come join us as we

go underwater and explore
Gods Word!
June 20-24
St. Paul UMC - Payne
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Theme is Barnyard RoundUp and all children pre school
age through sixth grade are invited. On the last day, Friday,
June 24, will be the parents program at 11 a.m. Pre-registration
is not required, but suggested.
Please call the church at 419263-2418.
July 11-15
Twin Oaks
United Methodist Church
6 - 8:45 p.m.
The theme this year is Cave
Quest. The VBS will be supporting Habitat for Humanity as its mission and students

will learn about seeking Gods

love and putting it into action.
Contact Deb Lockie, Brenda
Doster or Grace McClure with
any questions. The church telephone number is 419-594-2100.
July 11-15
Grover Hill Zion UMC
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Cave Quest - Following Jesus
... the light of the world. Join in
for all the fun each evening in
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Daughters birthday stirs

memories of hospital stay
This day is going way too
fast for me. I finished sewing daughter Susans cape
and apron for the wedding
of niece Lovina and Benjamin tomorrow. Susan had her
dress almost done so I also
finished sewing that.
Last night, I finally finished
my dress, cape and apron. I
will be cook at the wedding
and was asked to wear smoke blue. Susan and
her friend Mose will be table waiters and Susan has to wear periwinkle. None of us had a
color like that so it meant more sewing. With
Susan working at the factory and training her
pony in the evenings, she had a hard time
getting to her sewing. And we can all guess
which job was more interesting and important
to her. Shes a fan of being outdoors.
Today, May 18, daughter Lovina is 12 years
old. She brought her friend Marianna home
with her from school last night. They enjoyed
each others company. Lovina got up earlier
than usual so she could pop some popcorn to
treat her classmates. Her classmates like the
sour cream and cheddar popcorn she makes.
This morning while sewing, my thoughts
traveled back to Lovinas birth 12 years ago.
We had moved in March and were still not
unpacked. Sister Emma and Jacob were in
the process of getting ready for a public auction on their property in Berne, Ind. Life was
not very settled yet after moving a family of
eight to Michigan. I had been having trouble
with gall bladder attacks and ended up having Lovina three weeks early by emergency
Due to complications, I was in the hospital for seven days. I spent my birthday in ICU
and wasnt allowed to go see the baby for a
few days due to a high fever. My husband Joe
spent his day visiting me and then holding
and feeding Lovina her bottles. We werent
on the same floor in the hospital. At night, Joe
tried to sleep on chairs in the waiting room.
He would go home every day to check on our
other six children and do the chores, where my
sisters Verena and Susan stayed with them day
and night. Our oldest daughter, Elizabeth, was
almost 10 at that time. My doctor was thinking
of sending me to a bigger hospital, but I took a
turn for better and was transferred out of ICU
the last few days.
I had our first six children at home with
Joes Aunt Sylvia as my midwife. This was

so different to not have all

the family together as soon
as the baby was born. It was
hard not to see my baby for
those few days, but I was so
sick I didnt really feel up to
anything. Seven weeks later, I
had my gall bladder removed
and felt so much better.
Lovina has grown into a
sweet young girl. She does
very well in school and loves to read and
write. She is outside helping Susan with her
ponies every chance she gets. Washing dishes
is probably her least favorite thing to do.
I am more than blessed with the family I
have. They made me feel so loved on Mothers Day. I was given flowers, and lots of
thoughtful gifts from Joe and the children.
My sister Emma and her husband Jacob had
council meeting (which our churches have
prior to communion) on Mothers Day. Everyone was treated to ice cream in honor of all
the mothers there. What a thoughtful and kind
Our asparagus crop is slowly dying off. Joe
picked a few radishes from the garden last
night. Usually, I beat him to the first radishes.
Those first ones of the season are always the
best. Green onions are almost ready. Rhubarb
is ready and so is the spearmint and peppermint tea. We are enjoying ice tea. It will taste
even better once it warms up outside.
We had a few snow flurries Sunday forenoon on May 15. I dont remember seeing that
in May.
Sunday, we were at sisters Verena and Susan for a delicious meal in honor of Susans
10th birthday which was May 10.
God bless!
2 cups fresh asparagus, chopped to 1-2 inch
1-1/2 cups milk
Seasonings to taste
3/4 cup soft cheese, cut-up
Thickening: Mix together
2 tablespoons cornstarch
4 tablespoons water
Cook fresh asparagus just until tender. Add
milk, then add seasoning to taste. When hot,
add soft cheese. When cheese is melted, stir in
the thickening. Vary thickness by using more
or less cheese.

WBESC plans legal seminar,

makes personnel moves
VAN WERT The Western Buckeye ESC Board held
its regular monthly meeting on
Wednesday, May 18. Superintendent Brian Gerber updated
the board on legislative issues,
personnel items and ESC activities.
Gerber informed the board
that WBESC will be sponsoring a legal seminar for all
the superintendents, administrators and treasurers from
Allen, Paulding and Van Wert
counties. The title of the legal
seminar is Educational Hot
Topics Legal Seminar. The
law firm of Scott Scriven LLP
from Columbus will send two
of their attorneys to conduct
the seminar.
Ken Amstutz, superintendent of Van Wert City Schools,
will be hosting the legal seminar at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center on Tuesday,
Aug. 9 from 1-3 p.m.
The following consent items
were accepted:
$100 donation from Beta

Delta Chapter of Psi Iota Xi

Sorority of Van Wert with
resignation of Rachel
Rager effective the end of
2015-16 school year.
Kristina Figgins resignation from part-time and add to
substitution list.
Extended school year (ESY)
summer services supplemental
contracts to the following personnel:
Angie Bonifas - OT services at the current rate.
Heather Matthews - PTA
services at the current rate.
Nichole Jefferson - OTA
services at the current rate.
Kate Wenninger - speech
services at the current rate.
Julia Baldwin McGrath speech services at the current
Jenna Sherry - PT service
at the current rate.
Also approved during the
One-year part-time limited contract to Robert Miller,

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truancy officer, for the 201617 school year.

Retirement resignation of
Patricia Miller, effective June
Employ Patricia Miller
for the position of secretary/
receptionist with a one-year
182-day limited contract, effective July 1.
Fiscal year appropriations
for Western Buckeye Educational Service Center as presented.
Retirement resignation of
Nancy Ruhe, effective Aug.
Nancy Ruhe for the position of school psychologist
with a one-year limited contract, effective Sept. 2.
Treasurer Kim Jones reviewed the current financial
reports, investments and the
monthly expenditures with the
The next board meeting of
will be on Wednesday, June
29 starting at 6 p.m. at the
Paulding ESC office.

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Park district
making progress

Dear Editor,
An open letter to the people
of Paulding County:
The newly revived Paulding
County Park District is entering
its second year of existence,
and we thought it would be a
good idea of give you a better
understanding of where we are
at present. Our primary purpose
is to acquire, improve and maintain property in Paulding County for the use and enjoyment of
its citizens, and to this end we
are making good progress.
We are pursuing the acquisition of two properties: New
Rochester Park along Road 424
and the unleased lands of the old
Miami and Erie Canal in eastern
Paulding County. These areas
are currently owned by the State
of Ohio, but we have obtained
verbal agreements from the two
government agencies who oversee these areas and expect to
acquire title to these lands in the
near future.
In addition to this, we are
pursuing a working agreement
between the Park District Board
and the Black Swamp Conservancy to allow the park district

to operate and maintain two

wonderful properties owned by
the conservancy in Crane Township. This working relationship
should be beneficial to both organizations, as it will allow the
park district to provide facilities
for the public without the huge
expenses involved in the initial
purchase of the ground.
One of these properties is set
to undergo extensive restoration
this summer, and the other,
situated at the southwest corner
of the Forder Bridge on County
Road 73, is soon to be acquired
by the conservancy. We are very
excited at the possibilities for
recreational and educational use
that these two parcels will afford
the public once they are established.
In addition to these projects,
the board recently approved the
hiring on a voluntary basis of
an executive director/secretary
to oversee the management of
the district. Such a person is
vital to the operation of a park
district and is a necessary step to
making our park district a viable
Lastly, we are in the process
of establishing another organization, The Friends of Paulding
County Parks, which will provide a way for the people of
the county to become directly
involved with the parks through
volunteering their time, money
and expertise. Without an organization like The Friends, these
parks would not be possible.
At the present time, the park
district is not funded by any
public monies, so we are counting on the support of the people
of our beloved county to make
our efforts successful. Look for
much more information on The
Friends of Paulding County
Parks as soon as it is established
and acquires legal status as a
non-profit organization.
We look forward to the not too
distant future when these areas
will be open and available to all.
On behalf of my fellow board
members, thanks for taking the
time to read about the parks.
Doug Dunakin
commissioner, Paulding County
Park District

Like six feet off the edge of the

road instead of 30 feet from the
center of the road as prescribed
in the rules, and violates Ohio
Revised Code. Also, the fence
is 2 feet shorter than what the
regulations say it has to be.
Like I said, zoning is only
Dear Editor,
as good as the enforcement,
Zoning is only as good as the NONE.
Keith Foster
So basically Auglaize TownOakwood
ship has none, even thought it
was presented to the population
of the township and voted on
and adopted June 1, 2000.
I slightly remember being a
part of the information gathering from other townships about
Dear Editor,
how their zoning rules fit our
townships needs. Several were This letter is in behalf of a
read and discussed and written small group who fed the cats
up before being presented to the and kittens at the Paulding
County Fairgrounds. Some of
trustees. It was read and then
presented to the people and got us have been so involved for
their input before finalized then eight years.
We have taken adult cats and
put on the ballot.
kittens to the vet, have adopted
It was hoped by many to help
clean up and keep the area kept many ourselves, found homes
for some, and found others that
up and the junk cars and other
had to be put down.
problems be resolved. But
The parties guilty of dumpnow, 16 years later, the same
the cats and kittens are not
old problems are still here and
known. They will not have to
maybe even growing.
pay the price for their actions.
A complaint can be filed by
a resident and presented to the Recently, a notice was postzoning inspector that checks it ed at the fairgrounds stating
that we could no longer feed
out and IF the concerns are in
these cats. If we ignored this
violation to the RULES, it is
notice and continued in our
then given to the trustees, and
efforts, we could be prosecuted
they MIGHT sign it and let it
and found guilty.
proceed to MAYBE get taken
care of, via the prescribed pro- The maximum sentence
could be 60 days in jail, and a
cess stated in the regulations.
fine of $500. Of course, the law
But sometimes it never gets
by the trustees because of what- must be obeyed.
ever reason they come up with, We understand fully why the
like: Well, he is new on the fire cats need to be removed. What
will become of the cats? No
department and it might upset
him and wed lose him; or, it is one has any good answers.
good to see some junk around. The cats have been without
food for days now. We are havSo the complaint is done,
ing a bad time with this law.
EVEN though the property in
Obeying it amounts to cruelty
question was not compliant to
to animals, as much as abanthe rules.
It makes me believe that the doning the cats does.
For certain, none of us will
values of neighboring properbe going to the fairgrounds
ties mean nothing to them.
now or in the future for any
Then IF they get the vioreason.
lating property owner to erect
Wanda L. Rohlf
a fence to hide the problem,
David and Patsy Glick
the fence is allowed to be put
Reda and Wendall Adams
OFF the property and within
the right-of-way of the road.

Zoning is only
as good as the

Group prohibited
from feeding cats
at fairgrounds

Police Report
Saturday, May 14
1:45 p.m. Yevonnia R. Eis, 62, of
Defiance, was cited for improper backing following a crash on Johnson Road.
Reports say she backed her 2000 Nissan
Frontier pickup truck out of a driveway
into a parked 2009 GMC Acadia SUV
owned by Jamie Lawson of Antwerp.
Both vehicles received minor damage.
Eis was unhurt.
Monday, May 16
8:05 a.m. Officers assisted sheriffs
deputies by locating a missing Oakwood
juvenile on South Main Street. The juvenile was escorted to the police department.
12:35 p.m. Family disturbance on

North Sherman Street was handled.

4:17 p.m. CCNO sent notification to
the police station about a man who will
be on electronic monitoring on North
Main Street.
5:30 p.m. A Dennis Street resident told
police they received a scam call from
someone claiming to be with the the IRS.
10:10 p.m. Officers cited a Nancy
Street resident into mayors court for an
ordinance violation.
10:15 p.m. Domestic situation was investigated on West Wayne Street. Those
involved requested no charges.
Tuesday, May 17
3:10 p.m. Possible drug situation on
South Williams Street was looked into.
3:30 p.m. Unruly juvenile complaint
was handled on West Caroline Street.

11:04 p.m. Concern for childrens welfare at a North Williams Street address
was turned over to Job and Family Services.
Wednesday, May 18
7:56 a.m. Police were called to the 300
block of East Jackson Street for a man
who was disoriented. His family came
and picked him up.
2:40 p.m. A North Walnut Street resident told officers for the second year in
a row, someone had filed an income tax
return using their Social Security number
and that of their spouse.
7:30 p.m. A West Jackson Street resident reported a bike stolen from LaFountain Park while the owner was in
the bathroom.

Michael Wehrkamp (left) was the speaker at the Kiwanis Club

of Paulding County meeting. He is a candidate for judge of probate and juvenile courts of Paulding County in the fall election.
He has been serving on the Third District Court of Appeals for
this area for some time. Jerry Zielke was program chairman.

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

Auglaize Township
Benton Township
Maude King, dec. to Virginia B. Crow Life Estate, et
al.; Sec. 26, 156.02 acres. Affidavit.
Blue Creek Township
Joshua R. and Veronica Williams to Terry D. Williams;
Sec. 19, Lots 17-18 with alley
and railroad right-of-way, 0.32
acre. Warranty deed.
Brown Township
John Porter to John Porter Life Estate; Sec. 30, 78.5
acres. Quit claim.
Barbara J. McCullough,
dec. to Joseph L. and Alana
R. Essex; Sec. 34, 1.63 acres;
Sec. 35, 156.617 acres and
Sec. 38, 23.53 acres. Executor
Carryall Township
Bradley P. Smith, et al. by
Sheriff to Olen G. McMichael;
Sec. 21, 1.25 acres and Lot 1,
Noneman Carryall Allotment,
1.201 acres. Sheriffs deed.
Jackson Township
Donna Ray, dec. and John
Ray, dec. to Sharon L. Peck,
et al.; Sec. 24, 77.14 acres and

Sec. 25, 114.6 acres. Affidavit.

Latty Township
Dorothy K. Rodman Life
Estate, dec. to Eddette Sue
Pease; Sec. 4, 20.04 acres. Affidavit.
Ricky L and Kathy J. Porter
to Elma Jean Lang; Sec. 23,
0.2 acre. Warranty deed.
Eddette Sue Pease to Larry
H. and Cathalene A. Thornell;
Sec. 4, 18.134 acres.
Oakwood Village
Barbara J. McCullough,
dec. to Joseph L. and Alana R.
Essex; Sec. 21, Outlots, 78.84
acres. Executor deed.
Paulding Village
Waterplace Properties II
LLC to Sara K. Bullinger; Sec.
41, Lot 17, Outlots, 0.58 acre.
Warranty deed.
Sandra S. Hanenkratt,
trustee to Robert P. and
Gretchen A. Noneman; Lot
9, Hixon Addition, 0.22 acre.
Warranty deed.
Maxellen M. Mason, dec.
to Cindy L. Kasefang; Lot 8,
Unit 108, Phase I, Bittersweet
Village. Affidavit.
Payne Village
Phillip D. Piersma to
Tammy K. Williams; Lot 70,
Gibson First Addition, 0.15
acre. Warranty deed.

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Weather report weekly summary as recorded at Paulding Villages

water treatment plant

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


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Sheriffs Report
Wednesday, May 11
1:27 p.m. Dog complaint
came in from Oakwood.
1:38 p.m. Car/deer crash
was handled on Road 79
at Ohio 114 in Blue Creek
2:26 p.m. Vehicle search
was conducted on Road 138
in Jackson Township. A canine unit was deployed.
4:05 p.m. Custody issue in
Grover Hill was looked into.
5:51 p.m. Consent search
was conducted on Ohio 114
in Washington Township.
7:11 p.m. Domestic disturbance was looked into on
Road 133 in Emerald Township.
Thursday, May 12
10:25 a.m. A caller reported furniture in a ditch
near the intersection of Roads
114 and 95 in Paulding
10:47 p.m. Deputies assisted the adult probation officer on East Perry Street in
11:09 a.m. Two Grover
Hill fire units, their EMS
and fire units from Scott and
Oakwood responded to a
stove fire on Road 48 in Latty

Township. They were there

longer than half an hour.
11:56 a.m. Antwerp fire
and EMS responded to a
motor vehicle accident on US
1:08 p.m. A Brown Township resident of Road 205 told
deputies a dog killed their
5:38 p.m. Canine unit was
deployed on North Grant
Street in Paulding.
10:31 p.m. Vehicle search
was conducted on West Gasser Road, Paulding.
Friday, May 13
12:20 p.m. Car/deer crash
was documented in Melrose.
2:50 p.m. Canine unit was
deployed on Ohio 613 in
3:02 p.m. Theft of identification was investigated in
4:07 p.m. Dog complaint
was handled in Payne.
4:59 p.m. Stolen wallet
was reported from Ohio 111
in Paulding Township.
6:49 p.m. Domestic situation on Broughton Pike
in Jackson Township was
looked into.
8:45 p.m. A driver reported
damage to their vehicle from
road conditions on Road 60 in
Benton Township.

9:44 p.m. Suspicious male

was seen walking down US
127 in Emerald Township.
10:56 p.m. Car/deer collision on Ohio 111 in Paulding
Township was documented.
Saturday, May 14
1:17 a.m. Deputies arrested
Decoda Blake.
1:56 a.m. Semi rig was
seen stuck on Ohio 49 in Harrison Township.
4:13 a.m. Deputies delivered a message for Defiance
County Sheriffs Office in
9:20 a.m. Suspicious activity at an abandoned house on
Road 21 in Harrison Township was investigated.
10:21 a.m. Alarm sounded
from Road 111 in Auglaize
1:04 p.m. Dog complaint
came in from Road 424 in
Crane Township.
8:50 p.m. Unruly juvenile
was handled in Payne.
Sunday, May 15
12:03 a.m. Trespassers
in an abandoned church on
Road 111 in Auglaize Township were reported.
1:37 a.m. An Emerald
Township resident of Road 8
told deputies a subject pulled
a gun on another subject.
6:01 a.m. Car/deer crash

near the intersection of Road

103 and Ohio 111 in Paulding
Township was handled.
12:45 p.m. Juvenile matter
was investigated on Road 230
in Carryall Township.
2:04 p.m. A dog attacked
another dog in Payne.
3:56 p.m. Vehicle search
was completed along US 24
in Crane Township.
4:37 p.m. Horse was seen
near Ohio 66 in Washington
5:43 p.m. Deputies arrested
a subject.
7:49 p.m. Deputies assisted
another department on East
Perry Street.
8:46 p.m. Possible child
abuse was reported in Emerald Township.
10:09 p.m. Domestic situation was investigated on Road
1027 in Auglaize Township.
Monday, May 16
1:47 a.m. Hunters were observed trespassing on Road
176 in Crane Township.
4:02 a.m. Telephone harassment was reported by a
resident of Broughton Pike in
Jackson Township.
7 a.m. Four deputies attempted to locate a juvenile
missing from Oakwood.
10:22 a.m. Domestic situation was handled on Road

179 in Brown Township.

12:30 p.m. Issue with a juvenile was handled on Road
143 in Emerald Township.
1:42 p.m. Deputies arrested
John Gibson at Paulding
County Common Pleas Court.
2:45 p.m. Theft of a political sign was reported from
Road 115 in Emerald Township.
8:20 p.m. A Washington
Township resident of Road
187 told deputies someone
broke out their truck windows.
9:54 p.m. Suspicious vehicle was seen parked at an
abandoned house on Road
124 in Harrison Township.
10:15 p.m. Deputies assisted Paulding police with a
domestic disturbance.
Tuesday, May 17
6:41 p.m. A driver told
deputies they had hit a wild
turkey on Road 192 east of
Ohio 49 in Carryall Township.
9:50 a.m. Residential alarm
sounded from Road 95 in
Paulding Township.
3:30 p.m. Domestic issue
was handled on Road 133 in
Emerald Township.
5:58 p.m. Semi truck was
seen stuck on Ohio 49 in Harrison Township.

9:54 p.m. Suspicious male

was seen walking down McDonald Pike.
Wednesday, May 18
7:55 a.m. Sex offender violation was noted by a deputy.
12:47 p.m. Dog complaint
was handled on Ohio 500 in
Benton Township.
5:30 p.m. Melrose resident
made a dog complaint.
7:54 p.m. Suspicious vehicle was seen at a house along
Road 177 in Washington
Thursday, May 19
1 a.m. Deputies investigated a motor vehicle accident on Ohio 111 in Auglaize
Township. No further information was available.
5:26 a.m. Domestic situation was looked into on US
127 in Crane Township.
7:29 a.m. Car/deer crash
was documented on US 127
in Crane Township.
1:20 p.m. Dog complaint
was lodged from Road 187 in
Brown Township.
2:11 p.m. Dog bite was investigated in Scott.
2:53 p.m. One Paulding
fire unit and the EMS responded to a mulch fire on
Countryview Drive in Paulding. They were there less than
10 minutes.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 5A

County Court
Civil Docket:
Sarah J. Mowery DDS Inc., Antwerp vs. Keenan Spencer, Paulding
and Billie J. Wendt, Paulding. Small
claims, satisfied.
Sarah J. Mowery DDS Inc., Antwerp vs. Joanna Marcia-Martinez,
Paulding. Small claims, satisfied.
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance
vs. Juan M. Hernandez, Paulding.
Small claims, dismissed.
IOM Health System LP, Cincinnati vs. Karen M. Price, Paulding.
Money only, satisfied.
Springleaf Financial Services,
Evansville vs. Ronald J. Speiser, Paulding. Other action, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum of
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance
vs. Dustin Gilbert, Oakwood. Small
claims, judgment for the plaintiff in
the sum of $1,474.15.
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance vs. Stephanie Dockery, Paulding. Other action, judgment for the
plaintiff in the sum of $3,516.82.
Michael M. Mott DDS Ltd.,
Paulding vs. Curt Boroff, Paulding and Mersadies Boroff, Paulding. Other action, judgment for the
plaintiff in the sum of $347.
Springleaf Financial Services,
Evansville, Ind. vs. Jeff Weible,
Oakwood. Other action, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum of
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance
vs. Robert L. Werfal II, Payne. Other action, judgment for the plaintiff
in the sum of $3,273.46.
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance
vs. Deborah K. Grove, Oakwood.
Other action, judgment for plaintiff
in the sum of $5,057.33.
Birdstone Inc., Paulding vs. Rachel Newsome, Paulding. Evictions,
judgment for the plaintiff in the sum
of $2,065.32.
Mark S. Kassab, court appointed
receiver for Brentwood Community LLC, Farmington Hills, Mich.
vs. Daniel Steffes, Cecil. Evictions,
Criminal Docket:
Michelle L. DeLeon, Cloverdale,
domestic violence; $200 fine, $145
costs, two days jail and 28 days suspended; probation ordered, no unlawful contact with victim, 20 hours
community service, complete a risk

assessment and follow all recommendations.

Thomas Powell, Defiance, three
counts zoning violation; one count
dismissed, $100 fines for remaining
two, $113.50 costs; maintain general good behavior.
Sylvia M. Jasso, Paulding, confinement of dog; $75 fine, $87 costs,
charge amended.
Tristen E. Moore, Payne, possession; $75 fine, $87 costs, six-month
license suspension.
Tristen E. Moore, Payne, obstructing; seven days jail and 83
suspended concurrent with Van
Wert County case, $87 costs, pay by
Dec. 16 or turned in for collection
Russell L. Hutchinson, Defiance,
aggravated robbery; waived preliminary hearing, indicted by Paulding
County Grand Jury, $25 costs.
Traffic Docket:
Cameron P. West, Defiance, stop
sign; $33 fine, $77 costs, May 27
Katherine E. Flood, Indianapolis,
driving under non FRA suspension;
dismissed without prejudice.
Katherine E. Flood, Indianapolis, following closely; $53 fine, $77
costs, June 24 POC.
Michael J. Mudel, Antwerp, failure to control; $25 fine suspended,
$95 costs, pay all by June 24 or license subject to forfeiture.
Lynda G. Wood, Rochester,
Mich., 75/65 speed; $33 fine, $77
Amber M. Martinez Muniz,
Paulding, seat belt; $30 fine, $47
Leon A. Ludy, Eaton, seat belt;
$30 fine, $47 costs.
Jamie A. Richardson, Delphos,
seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Timothy J. Daoust, Dewitt, N.Y.,
78/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Elizabeth Dignard, Ada, Okla.,
81/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Dewey E. Baughman, Oakwood,
77/55 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs.
Francesco M. Bommarito, Detroit, seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs.
Tony M. Krefeldt-Stewart, Noblesville, Ind., 80/65 speed; $43
fine, $80 costs.
Jordan P. Wilhelm, Paulding,
60/45 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Alex L. Curtis, Dayton, 67/55

speed; $33 fine, $85 costs.

Janet T. Subler, Paulding, FRA
suspension; $150 fine, $120 costs,
pay $10 monthly, April 28, 2017
Sharra S. Lehman, Oakwood,
OVI/under influence; $375 fine,
$112 costs, pay $50 monthly, March
31, 2017 POC, three days jail, sixmonth license suspension; may
attend DIP program in lieu of jail,
ALS vacated, community control
ordered, 30 hours community service, secure valid drivers license,
87 days jail reserved.
Sharra S. Lehman, Oakwood,
failure to control; $50 fine, pay $50
monthly, March 31, 2017 POC.
Chad H. Ward, Frankfort, Ind.,
72/55 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Jordan T. Harris, Cecil, display
plates; $68 fine, $77 costs.
Timothy C. Monroe, Payne, seat
belt; $30 fine, $50 cost.
Anthony T. Jones, Roseville,
Mich., 82/65 speed; $43 fine, $80
Gary C. Keck, Oakwood, seat
belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Joshua M. Torres, Toledo, no
brake lights; $68 fine, $85 costs.
Brandon M. Crow, Swanton, unsafe vehicle; $68 fine, $82 costs.
Brandon M. Crow, Swanton, towing violation; $68 fine.
Brandon M. Crow, Swanton, permit violation; $68 fine.
Brandon M. Crow, Swanton,
width/length/height violation; $68
Jeffery L. Nock Jr., Lansing,
Mich., 69/55 speed; $33 fine, $85
Predest D. Richardson II, Payne,
stop sign; $53 fine, $82 costs.
Predest D. Richardson II, Payne,
seat belt; $30 fine.
James R. Hall, Greensboro, N.C.,
traffic sign; $53 fine, $80 costs.
Brittnie N. Ostler, Indianapolis,
79/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Colton R. Christo, Payne, 67/55
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Anna M. Kroterfield, Paulding,
seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Melissa S. Richhart, Payne, seat
belt; $30 fine, $50 costs.
John N. Albright II, Ottawa, seat
belt; $30 fine, $50 costs.
Alexander J. Karas, Sherwood,
seat belt; $20 fine, $50 costs.

Brett W. Miller, Latty, 66/55

speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Joan M. Scarantino, Garden City,
Mich., 86/65 speed; $43 fine, $80
Angel Lynn Berry, Defiance,
OVI/under influence; $375 fine,
$188 costs, pay $25 monthly, March
31 POC, 8 days jail, 6-month license suspension; community control ordered, 40 hours community
service, complete Thinking for a
Change risk management, warrant
and warrant block rescinded, Third
Millennium course, 82 days jail reserved.
Angel Lynn Berry, Defiance, no
operators license; dismissed per
Angel Lynn Berry, Defiance, turn
signals; dismissed at States request.
Daniel C. Schaefer, Ann Arbor,
Mich., 75/65 speed; $100 fine, $95
costs, June 30 POC.
Gregory L. Johanns, Paulding,
OVI/under influence; dismissed at
States request.
Gregory L. Johanns, Paulding,
reckless operation; $250 fine, $95
costs, Aug. 26 POC, 3 days jail;
may attend DIP program in lieu of
jail, 20 hours community service, 90
days administrative license suspension, IT to remain in place, 27 days
jail reserved.
Gregory L. Johanns, Paulding,
stop sign; $150 fine, Aug. 26 POC.
Anthony E. Marlin, Antwerp,
70/55 speed; $43 fine, $82 costs.
Justin H. Vanbuchler, Indianapolis, 87/65 speed; $43 fine, $85 costs.
Aline Ndayiragije, Fort Worth,
Texas, failure to control; $68 fine,
$77 costs, June 24 POC.
Jeremiah D. Georgevich, Bowling Green, seat belt; $30 fine, $55
Stephan Eugene Martin, Lake Alfred, Fla., 103/65 speed; $93 fine,
$80 costs.
Marc J. Troyer, Butler, Ind., display plates; $68 fine, $80 costs.
David S. Curtis, Van Wert, 67/55
speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Brandi M. Clem, Antwerp, 68/55
speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Kenneth E. Schlegel, Paulding,
70/55 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs.
Kenneth E. Schlegel, Paulding,
seat belt; dismissed.
Kory M. Stewart, Van Wert, 67/55

speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.

Nicholas R. Flory, Defiance,
87/65 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs.
Catherine E. Trowbridge, Defiance, seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs,
pay $25 monthly, Dec. 16 POC.
Sheena S. Tracy, Latty, seat belt;
$30 fine, $47 costs.
Gheorghii Topal, Key West, Fla.,
driving on closed road; $68 fine,
$77 costs.
Tamer El Laham, London, Ont.,
95/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Michael Schuller II, Antwerp,
seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Patrick M. Elkins, Cecil, seat belt;
$30 fine, $47 costs.
David M. Snyder, Urbana, 68/55
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Donald L. Fleet, Harrogate,
Tenn., permit violation; $68 fine,
$80 costs.
Benjamin I. Frederick, Defiance,
seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Cassandra R. Sherry, Melrose,
driving under FRA suspension;
$100 fine suspended, $87 costs,
May 27 POC; proof of financial responsibility provided.
Scott M. Rau, Scott, failure to
yield to emergency vehicle; $68
fine, $77 costs.
Nancy L. Pfost, Sebring, Fla., seat
belt; $30 fine, $50 costs.
Ariel L. Hart, Monroeville, Ind.,
stop sign; $53 fine, $80 costs.
Erick Perez, Chicago, 91/65
speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Derick J. Rees, Delta, tinted windows; $68 fine, $85 costs.
Brandi L. Mosier, Payne, 66/55
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Robert S. Reynolds, Delphos,
crossed yellow line; $53 fine, $80
Kendra M. Osborne-Justus, Fort
Wayne, 79/65 speed; $33 fine, $80
Rayshawn A. Parker, Toledo,
75/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Cole A. Parrett, Oakwood, seat
belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Timothy E. ODonnell, Cecil,
stop sign; $53 fine, $77 costs.
Donald V. Crossland Jr., Paulding, seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Lisa A. Manz, Paulding, 45/35
speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.

Common Pleas
Civil Docket

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

husband; et ux., and wife.

In the matter of: Sacha Daniel Gray, Latty

and Lindsey Marie Gray, Allegan, Mich. Dissolution of marriage.
Credit Acceptance Corporation, Southfield,
Mich. vs. Eric Mason, Defiance. Money only.
Credit Acceptance Corporation, Southfield,
Mich. vs. Donald L. Smith, Paulding and Jessica Wolford, Paulding and Jessica A. Simonin, address unavailable. Money only.
Amber L. Ashworth, Paulding vs. Justin R.
Ashworth, Paulding. Divorce.
Marriage Licenses
Jimmie Sherman Wright Jr., 23, Paulding,
diesel technician and Cassie Rene McDougle,
25, Paulding, procedures coordinator. Parents are Jimmie S. Wright Sr. and Tammy Jo
Kline; and Harold E. McDougle and Jackie K.
Jeromy Joseph Nickols, 36, Latty, factory
and Jodi Lynne Pollock, 40, Latty, server.
Parents are Richard Nickols Jr. and Denise
Buerkle; and Larry Pollock and Elaine Benner.
Daniel Franklin Foust, 29, Antwerp, teacher
and Amber Christine Ryan, 33, Antwerp, di-

rector of rehabilitation. Parents are Terry

Foust and Janet Hand; and Larry Ryan and
Penny Banks.
Nathaniel Thomas Wells, 26, Paulding,
driver and Tara Jean Bakle, 34, Paulding,
medical billing. Parents are Albert Wells and
Connie Hobbs; and Dick Bakle/Kevin Phlipot
and Lorie Gunderman.
Jim Allen Throne, 42, Paulding, factory and
Marie Vielma, 39, Paulding, Service Master.
Parents are Jesse Throne and Violet Stogstill;
and Raul Vielma and Katherine Slane.
Josiah Allen Barnwell, 21, Paulding, construction and Kylee Dawn Payton, 19, Paulding, nurse aide. Parents are Jeffrey Allen
Barnwell and Java Black; and Robert Payton
and Darla Welling.
Administration Docket
In the Estate of Juanita Carder, application
to administer file.
In the Estate Ray E. Keck, last will and testament filed.
In the Estate of Maxellen M. Mason, application to administer file.
Criminal Docket
John W. Gibson, 38, of Sherwood, who
was previously found guilty of nonsupport of
dependent with a past nonsupport conviction

(F4), was ordered to serve four years community control sanctions. Conditions of the sanctions include 30 days jail with credit for five
days served, get and keep a job and when unemployed seek employment through Paulding
County Child Support Enforcement Agency,
pay all support arrearages and make new payments when due, comply with drug and alcohol prohibitions, submit to random tests, file
income tax, pay $292 court costs.
Brianna J. Watson, 27, of Defiance, was
sentenced to four years community control
sanctions for trafficking in drugs (F4). Conditions of the sanctions include 30 days jail
with credit for one day served, no work release, comply with drug and alcohol prohibitions, submit to random tests, be assessed at
Westwood Behavioral and follow recommendations, get and keep a job, six-month license
suspension, pay $862 costs including $100
restitution to West Central Ohio Task Force
and a $500 fine split evenly between sheriff
and prosecutors offices.
Bradley R. Gillespie, 43, of Defiance,
charged with two counts murder (unclassified felonies with firearm specifications), was
granted his motion for appropriation of funds
for an investigator. Up to $5,000 was set aside

Delivery problems?

The annual election of the Directors of the Paulding County
Agricultural Society will be
held on Saturday, June 18, 2016
between the hours of 12 noon
and 4:00 pm. Said election will
be held in the Secretarys Office
on the Paulding County Fairgrounds. Only those persons
holding a 2016 Paulding County
Agricultural Society membership will be allowed to vote in
said election.
Susan Miller
Paulding County Agricultural
Ordinance 1519-16 was passed
by Paulding Village Council
on May 9, 2016, and goes into
effect and shall be in force immediately. The summary of this
legislation is as follows:
Copies of the full text of this
legislation may be obtained at
the Finance Directors Office,
116 South Main Street, between

to be used by investigator Matthew Sauer of

Columbus regarding this case.
Mark D. Carnahan, 44, of Paulding, filed a
motion for furlough for a dentist appointment,
which was denied. He is accused of identification fraud (F5).
Trina D. Rodgers, 54, address unavailable,
was released on her own recognizance after
being served for possession of cocaine (F5), a
warrant on indictment.
Hillary Zijlstra, 32, of Antwerp, was released on her own recognizance after being
served a warrant on indictment for passing bad
checks (F5).
Decoda A. Blake, 28, of Continental, was
released on his own recognizance following
arrest on a warrant on indictment for having
weapons while under disability (F3).
Rodney A. Heath, 45, of Defiance, is being
held on $1 million bond following indictment
for aggravated robbery (F1) and robbery (F2).
He is allowed 10 percent cash privilege.
Russell L. Hutchinson, 36, of Defiance, was
assigned a June 27 pretrial conference and an
Aug. 2 jury trial after arraignment for aggravated robbery (F1).

the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00

p.m. Monday through Friday.
Annette D. Hasch,
Finance Director
Ordinance 1520-16 was passed
by Paulding Village Council
on May 9, 2016, and goes into
effect and shall be in force immediately. The summary of this
legislation is as follows:
Copies of the full text of this
legislation may be obtained at
the Finance Directors Office,
116 South Main Street, between
the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00
p.m. Monday through Friday.
Annette D. Hasch,
Finance Director
Ordinance 1521-16 was passed
by Paulding Village Council
on May 9, 2016, and goes into
effect and shall be in force immediately. The summary of this
legislation is as follows:

Copies of the full text of this
legislation may be obtained at
the Finance Directors Office,
116 South Main Street, between
the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00
p.m. Monday through Friday.
Annette D. Hasch,
Finance Director
Ordinance 1522-16 was passed
by Paulding Village Council
on May 9, 2016, and goes into
effect and shall be in force immediately. The summary of this
legislation is as follows:
Copies of the full text of this
legislation may be obtained at
the Finance Directors Office,
116 South Main Street, between
the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00
p.m. Monday through Friday.
Annette D. Hasch,
Finance Director

Request for Proposals

Comprehensive Case Management and Employment
Program (Ohio Revised Code
Defiance/Paulding Consolidated Job and Family Services
Notice is hereby given that the
Defiance/Paulding Consolidated
Job and Family Services, an
equal opportunity, affirmative
action contractor, is soliciting
bids from interested businesses,
and intends to enter into an
agreement with selected the provider to furnish the best, lowest
cost CCMEP services for State
Fiscal Year 2017, which begins
7/1/16. An email of the Request
for Proposals may be requested
by contacting Jane.Crabtree@
JFS.ohio.gov. Proposal submissions are due 6/1/16.

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Changes by the U.S. Postal Service may be causing delays. Contact USPS customer service at 1-800-ASK-USPS (275-8777).

Gas station robbery

suspect arraigned

PAULDING A suspect in a gas station robbery has been

arraigned in Paulding County Common Pleas Court.
Russell L. Hutchinson, 36, of Defiance, had his initial appearance last week for one count of aggravated robbery (F1)
in connection with the Cecil Maramart gas station hold-up last
The Court appointed Danny A. Hill II to represent the defendant in this case. In the absence of counsel, the Court entered a
plea of not guilty on Hutchinsons behalf.
He was assigned a June 27 pretrial conference and an Aug. 2
jury trial date. In light of the nature of the charge, bond was set
at $250,000 with no 10 percent privilege.
Another suspect, Rodney A. Heath, 45, of rural Defiance, is
being held on $1 million bond with 10 percent cash privilege
following indictment for aggravated robbery (F1) and robbery
(F2). He is accused in the Cecil Maramart robbery as well as the
Paulding Exempted Village Charloe Store gas station robbery on April 30.
Schools is hereby giving notice He was scheduled to be arraigned Monday; however, the
that sealed bids for the 2016 hearing was canceled and will be rescheduled.
Window Replacement Project
at Paulding High School and
Paulding Elementary School,
405 N. Water St., Paulding, OH
45879, will be accepted until
12:00 Noon on June 6, 2016, at
the Paulding Exempted Village
School District, 405 N. Water
St., Paulding, OH. A set of project documents may be obtained
from the Paulding Exempted
Village School Distria Office at
405 N. Water St., Paulding, OH
45879. The Board reserves the
right to accept any part or all of
any bid and to reject any and all
or parts of any and all bids.


Pursuant to Section 5739.021 of the Ohio Revised Code; the
Board of County Commissioners of Paulding County, Ohio,
will conduct Public Hearings for the purpose of considering the
renewal of one half percent (1/2%) sales tax on all retail sales
in addition to the tax imposed by Section 5739.02 of the Ohio
Revised Code. The Public Hearings will be held in the office
of the County Commissioners, located at 115 North Williams
Street, Suite B-l, Paulding, Ohio 45879 on Wednesday, June 15,
2016, at 10:00 a.m. and Wednesday, June 22, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.
Nola Ginter, Clerk
Board of County Commissioners
Paulding County, Ohio

6A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, May 25, 2016




Pete and Kathy Schlegel,
of Defiance, announce the
engagement and forthcoming
marriage of their daughter,
Brooke Emily Schlegel, to
Thomas Richard Wharton,
the son of Todd and Cheryl
Cooper of Lancaster and Scott
Wharton of Amanda.
The bride-elect is a 2010
graduate of Paulding High
School and 2012 graduate of
Heritage College with a degree in medical assisting. The
bride is employed at German
Village Chiropractors.
Her fianc is a 2005 graduate of Lancaster High School
and a 2010 graduate of The
Ohio State University with a
degree in criminology. He is
employed at the Columbus
Division of Police and also a
member of the Ohio Air National Guard.
The couple will wed on
June 18, 2016 at The Westin
in Columbus.


PAULDING Rudy Walter Mohr married Diana Kay Miller on May 28, 1966 at
Paulding United Methodist Church by Pastor
Jack Zinmeister.
Rudy is a retired gas station owner and Diana is a retired registered nurse.
Their family has grown from three sons,

Stuart Nelson Mohr of Port St. Lucie, Fla.,

Bradley Neal Mohr of Ypsilanti, Mich. and
Jason Jacob Mohr of Toledo, to include five
grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
The 50th anniversary milestone will be
observed with a trip to North Carolina and
Myrtle Beach.

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has been serving county readers and businesses

for more than a century!

May 28 Zachary Bradford,
Amy Jo Knapp, Joy McIntosh,
Rachel Rothenbuhler.
May 29 Mike Betts, Edward Buell, Robert Cavinder,
Angelo Cruz, Gary Harpster,
Delores Jacob, Jeff Mekus, Ida
May Mielke, Richard Miler Jr.,
Mike Miller, Richie Miller, Jessica Rager.
May 30 Elizabeth Beck,
Mary Evelyn Etter, Rocky
Martinez, Carly McCord, Jane
Miller, Tycen Proxmire, Paul
May 31 Whitney Boroff,
Phyllis Coomer, Lloyd Furman,
Sammie Jones IV, Jordan M.
Miller, Mary Rhoad, Tedda
June 1 Amber Branch, Luke
Clemens, Hailey Dempsey, Dakota Eibling, Donald Grubb
Jr., Deb Hoaglin, Joe Kidd,
Landon Krynock, Dan LaFountain, Alan Phlipot, Clarice

Wedding day in 1966

Shininger, Zachary Stallkamp.

June 2 Annilyn Ayers,
Bernice Hill, Danica Lehman,
Kaitlyn Rager, Bob Sierer,
Richard Stroup, Madison Wappelhorst, Jodi Wiswell.
June 3 Barbara Andrews,
Robert J. Buchman, Paul
Copsey Jr., Eugene Handy, Ed
Ringler, Sarah Thomas, Sandra
Wann, Carolyn Wirts.

May 28 Billy and Lora

May 30 David and Nancy
June 1 Scott and Sara
McIntosh, Richard and Connie Weller.
June 2 Max and Eileen
June 3 Merlin Duke and
Connie Busch.

Paulding Pool
to open Monday

Progress Staff Writer
PAULDING Plans are underway for opening day at the
Paulding swimming pool. The pool will open its season at
noon on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 according to pool
manager Steven Strayer.
Pool hours will be noon-6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday; noon-7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and 1-6 p.m. on
Several options for admission are offered including $3 per Linda Mabis of the Defiance County Horsemans Council picks
person daily. A 15-day pass for $40 per person or $135 for a up litter dumped along a stretch of road along the Maumee River in
family of four. A 30-day pass is $75 per person or $165 for a Paulding County.
family of four.
An individual season pass is available for $135 per person or
$175 for a family of two. Each additional family member can
be added to one of the seasonal passes for an additional $10.
Free admission is available to those who are under the age of
three and over 65.
Swim lessons for one week are available to individuals for
$25 who hold a season pass and $40 for everyday patrons.
For additional information call the pool at 419-399-9593.

Horsemans Council
blaze trails for annual
spring clean-up

By Becky Suvar
WMEA program manager
CECIL The Defiance
County Horsemans Council has once again spent many
hours cleaning up along the
Maumee River near Cecil.
This organization enjoys taking
rides along the two mile stretch of
Coffin Road that borders both
Defiance and Paulding counties,
but find that the scenic byway is
marred by all the litter and trash
along the path. So, to make their
ride more pleasant, they have
started to clean up this area.
Those involved in the clean
up included Linda Mabis,
Bridget Russell, Peggy Hurtig,
Brenda Vance, Clayton Vance
and Christine Vance. A couple
of neighbors also helped: Hailey
Dix and her dog Max, and Bob
and Hunter Vogel.
Many of the items found can

be disposed of in an environmentally safe way. One way is

by recycling certain items such
as plastic, steel cans, glass bottles, tires; even electronics. If
placed along roads, ditches or
river banks, these items become
litter and create a dump site.
These sites can become ugly and
dangerous to not only humans,
but to wildlife. Everyone needs
to be good stewards of their environment and county.
If anyone would like information about recycling opportunities in Paulding County, please
call Becky Suvar, WMEA Program Manager at 419-399-3630.
The Paulding County commissioners and the WMEA
Program would like to extend
their appreciation to the Defiance County Horsemans
Council for being concerned
citizens of the area.



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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 7A

Spring has sprung, so

what are you wearing?
Today, the sun is shining
and I know I feel better looking out at the brightness of the
world. Following many rainy
days, it is very uplifting to
hear the sound of lawn mowers as everyone begins to mow
their grass, children are laughing as they play outside and I
get to wear my flip-flops and
Ice cream shops are open,
as well as root beer stands and
people are busy purchasing
flowers, rocks and plants for
landscaping. Ahhh, the niceness of spring. One activity I
cant wait to do is to have a
cookout. Nothing tastes better
than grilled hamburgers, hot
dogs and corn on the cob. Oh,
and a slice of cold watermelon
and a cold pitcher of iced tea.
This is also the time to go
through my drawers and closets and get rid of clothes I really dont wear. This is one job
I hate doing, because it is basically hard to get rid of anything. You never know, maybe
I will lose weight or maybe
some old styles will come
back in style.
However, there is an etiquette rule that says not to
wear white shoes until after

a penny

for your Thoughts

By Nancy Whitaker

Memorial Day and not to wear

them after Labor Day. If you
are like me, I have various
sandals and boots, but one
day will be pleasant outdoors
and the next will be rainy and
I have always been one for
trying to bend the rules, even
as a kid. I remember one wintery, snowy day, when I was
young, I decided to don my
Bermuda shorts (remember
those?) plus my saddle shoes
and go downtown. What a
mistake. My mama was always a fanatic about catching
a cold, so she actually found
me uptown, told me to go

home and she got out that little

ping-pong paddle from which
the ball had fallen off and yes,
she paddled my behind. I believe that was my last spanking. (Of course, I was 35. No,
of course not!)
I have said many times that
I love living in Ohio and getting to enjoy all four seasons.
I know, our winters arent so
pleasant, but it is still nice to
enjoy the fluffy snow, the crisp
autumn leaves, the freshness of
spring and the heat of summer.
Yes, it is the month of May.
It feels good, looks good and
is good.
Did you know May 11 was
Eat What You Want Day?
Whoooo hooo! That is my
kind of day! It was also National Receptionists Day,
School Nurses Day and Twilight Zone Day. One more special day in May was Friday,
May 13 and its the only one
to be observed this year.
Do you feel better when
the sun is shining? Have you
worn shorts or sandals yet this
spring? What are some of your
favorite summer activities and
food? Let me know and Ill
give you a Penny for Your

Oakwood native earns

Air Force promotion

SCOTT AF BASE, Ill. Paulding County

native Col. Jeanne K. (Dobbelaere) LaFountain was honored May 1 during a promotion
ceremony at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.
Upon her promotion, she assumed the role
of Squadron Commander, 349th Aeromedical
Evacuation Squadron, 349th Airlift Wing,
Travis AFB, Calif. This made her responsible
for 102 specially trained, fully equipped, fit
and ready medical ad communications personnel supporting aeromedical evacuation
operations in response to any homeland, overseas contingency or steady-state operations.
She had been chief nurse, 932nd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, 932nd Airlift
Wing in Scott AFB, Ill.
Colonel LaFountain began her military
career in 1999, by direct appointment as an
Air Force Reserve Commissioned Officer in
the rank of Captain. Her first assignment was
as a Flight Nurse, 445th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Wright Patterson Air Force
In September, she completed Commissioned Officer Training at Maxwell AFB,
Ala. In February, she completed the Flight
Nurse Course at Brooks AFB, Texas. During
her 16 years at the 445th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Wright Patterson AFB, Colonel LaFountain served in several leadership
roles in Medical Readiness, Strategic Planning, Flight Instructor/Evaluator, Clinical
Management and Operational Support.
The Colonel has deployed several times
since 2003 in support of Operations IRAQI/
ENDURING FREEDOM as aircrew and
various leadership roles. She was AE Officer-in-Charge/Lead Educator for OPERATION CENTRAL ACCORD 2013, providing

aeromedical evacuation training to African

medical personnel. In 2005, Col LaFountain
was one of the first AE crews to arrive in New
Orleans to evacuate displaced victims of Hurricane Katrina. In her civilian capacity, she
has over 40 years of clinical nursing experience in staff, educator and leadership roles,
primarily in the cardiac, vascular and thoracic
surgical specialties at both academic and regional trauma centers.
Major decorations and awards earned by
Colonel LaFountain include the Meritorious
Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Air
Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with
one oak leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters, the
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three
oak leaf clusters, Combat Readiness with four
oak leaf clusters, Afghanistan Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Iraq Campaign
Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Global War
on Terrorism Service, Humanitarian Service
Medal, Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border/silver oak leaf cluster,
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with five M
devices, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship
(pistol) and the NATO ISAF ribbon.
Col. LaFountain is engaged to Rick,
an Air Force Veteran. She has two married
daughters, Courtney and Danielle, and three
beautiful granddaughters, Addison, Megan
and Harlowe. Colonel LaFountain would like
to extend a special thank you to her family for
their unwavering love and support.
LaFountain is a 1971 graduate of Oakwood High School currently residing in Delaware, Ohio. She is the daughter of the late
Paul and Mary Ann Dobbelaere. Her siblings
are Jan (Randy) Mansfield and Jill Doster, both
of Oakwood, and Jim (Sheryl) Dobbelaere and
Joy (Jerry) Bullinger, both of Napoleon.

Benefit June 11 for Kathy Smalley

following double lung transplant
Progress Staff Writer
ANTWERP The Antwerp
Conservation Club will be
hosting a benefit spaghetti supper and silent auction on June
11 for one of its own community families. Kathy Smalley,
wife to Joe Smalley, owner
of Smalleys Body Shop, has
recently undergone a successful double lung transplant, after almost a year on a waiting
list. The surgery was April
11 at IU Methodist Hospital
in Indianapolis. For the past
several weeks, Joe has been at
Kathys side while staying at
a local hotel in Indianapolis as

Kathy recovers and starts her

physical therapy.
The Kathy Smalley benefit will be from 4:30-7:30
p.m. Saturday, June 11 at the
Antwerp Conservation Club,
located at 17814 Road 53
near Antwerp. Organizers are
seeking community support in
order to make the benefit successful.
Several ways are available
to be involved and supportive
to this worthy cause. First, the
family extends an invitation to
the community to attend the
supper and enjoy the evening
with family and friends.
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Students learn about Ohio wildlife

By Staci Miller
Education specialist
Paulding SWCD
The second grade students at Grover Hill
Elementary got the opportunity to learn about
Ohio wildlife before they started on their research papers about an Ohio wildlife animal.
Last week, Staci Miller, education specialist
with the Paulding Soil and Water Conservation
District (SWCD), went into the second grade
classrooms and gave a fun-filled presentation
about wildlife in Ohio.
Her presentation featured a PowerPoint

where students were given facts about 25 different Ohio animals. The students got the opportunity to identify each animal and hear their
specific animal sound.
The students really enjoyed this interactive
way of learning about the wildlife native to
Ohio. The presentation allowed for students to
get a better understanding of Ohio wildlife as
they chose their animal for their project.
After the PowerPoint, students got the opportunity to see and touch the wildlife pelts and
play Ohio Wildlife Bingo.

Agency seeks comments on proposed

regional transportation projects
Valley Planning Organization
(MVPO) is currently in the
process of updating the Moving Together 2040 Project
List for the counties of Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding
and Williams.
Moving Together 2040 is
the long-range transportation
plan for the five-county area
and was adopted in 2015. A
list was included in the plan
that represents potential projects in the area, ranked by regional importance. This project list is a planning document
used to guide the infrastructure investments made in the
region over the next 25 years
and will be updated annually
so that the plan remains current.
The draft updated project
list for 2016 is available on
MVPOs website www.mvpo.
org/transportation and members of the public are encouraged to submit comments or

questions about the draft list

until June 30.
Comments can be submitted to Ellen Smith by
phone (419-784-3882), e-mail
(mvpo@mvpo.org ), or by
entering comments into the
comment box located on the
The draft list is also available in print and can be requested by contacting Ellen
Smith at mvpo@mvpo.org or
by phone at 419-784-3882.
Ranked projects in Paulding County on the draft
amendment list include:
No. 23 US 127/Road
144, Paulding; intersection
improvements, turn lane
No. 25 Road 144 pavement widening and resurfacing from Paulding Village
west to Road 61
No. 28 Road 143 pavement widening from Ohio 111
to Defiance County Line
No. 34 Road 103 pavement widening from Road

144 to Ohio 111

No. 40 Road 424 recreational trail from Defiance
County Line to Antwerp
No. 41 Ohio 49 paving
through Antwerp Village
No. 56 Reconstruct
right turn lane on northbound
US 127 at Road 424
No. 64 Ohio 114/US
127 flashing stop signs
No. 67 Road 177 repaving in Village of Melrose
No. 69 Ohio 613/US
127 flashing stop signs
No. 74 Road 115 pavement widening from Road 210
to Defiance County Line
No. 78 Traffic signals
on US 127 at Wayne Trace
School, Road 60
No. 90 Signage upgrades intersection of State
and Superior streets in Melrose
No. 93 Paving access
drive to the park in Melrose

Woodburn historical society

accepts donations

WOODBURN The Woodburn Commu- tures of the old lumber yard and other pic-

nity Historical Society met April 28 at the

Woodburn Branch Library.
Several guests were here specifically to address the information on the picture and names
mentioned in previous meeting minutes. Duplicate pictures/names were made for those
present to document their information on what
was determined as was a Lutheran School
Activity in the early 1940s. It is hoped that
more information will be gathered on this for
a future meeting. This historical picture may
be on display this summer.
A guest, Tom Brenneke, donated five pic-

Thursday, May 26
Community meal
PAULDING A community meal will be offered at
the Paulding United Methodist Church located at 321
N. Williams St. The free
meal will be served from
5-7 p.m. For more information, please call the church
at 399-3591.

tures. Mr. and Mrs. Halon Walton donated an

album on the Bull Rapids bridge.
It was suggested from the floor that perhaps
a biographical-type updated atlas of present
and historical families in the Woodburn area
may be considered sometime in the future.
Requests were made for any 2015 history
books that may be left from last years sales.
The next meetings will be Thursday, May
26 and Thursday, June 23. The general time is
7 p.m. Visitors are welcome. If there are any
questions, please call president Gloria Gerig at

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Items or donations may also
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Grover Hill Elementary second grade students hold wildlife pelts during a recent presentation.
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GenFed Bryan employees include, from left Jill Shepard, Katlynn Schroeder, Jean Simpson,
Candy Nowakowski and Cathy Colon. GenFed has branches in Antwerp and Bryan.

GenFed Credit Union open

to Defiance County residents

BRYAN In addition to Williams and and have $23,824,658 in assets. New memPaulding counties, GenFed is now able to bers receive their first $25 deposit from Genserve those who live, work, worship or attend Fed.
school in Defiance County.
GenFed Financial Credit Union is a not-for The approval came from the Ohio Depart- profit financial institution that is owned by the
Photo of second grade reading class students published in the Paulding Progress on May 28, 1986. ment of Commerce, Division of Financial In- account holders (also called members) and it
stitutions and is effective immediately.
exists for their benefit. Credit unions dont
This will help us bridge the gap between have stockholders and are able to return any
the two local counties we already serve, said profits to the members in the form of better
Jill Shepard, a member service representative rates, lower fees and increased services. Genfrom the GenFed Bryan branch. She contin- Feds mission is to consistently wow every
ued, Its exciting! I have high expectations member/owner with superior service. GenFed
for growth from within Defiance County since has had the members best interests at heart for
we had to continuously turn away new mem- more than 75 years.
After going way back to the
Division IV action at Findlay. berships from that area prior to the approval. Stop in or give GenFed a call to open an acThose were the
1940s for the last couple of
Head coach Bill Metz lauded GenFeds Bryan and Antwerp branches count. Or visit GenFed online at www.genfed.
weeks I thought it was time to
his team for their play and serve 3,800 member/owner/account holders com for more information.
go back but not too far. This
improvement throughout the
week, its going to be 1986,
year. Leading hitters in the Payne Village Council
1996, and 2006, so hopefully
game for the Archers were
those of you who enjoy readChristy Kortokrax and Janelle
ing about yesterday will recall
Limber with two singles each.
more of the stories shared.

This column has been a joy
Doseck finished third in the
to write and I have apprecihigh jump at the Division III
ated the positive comments
regional track meet. His 6
many of the readers have
jump earned him a trip to the
$250 for each instance. At the so, they will no longer be do
made. As you read todays
state meet in Columbus.
Staff Writer
May 9 meeting, Police Chief so. Three bags will be picked
edition, hopefully a name or
Joe Sukup was appointed
event will bring you a good By Joe Shouse
Crane Township trustee to fill PAYNE Grass clippings Rodney Miller reported that up and only additional bags
a vacancy created by the res- violations, Real Waste bag 12 warnings had been issued will be picked up if they are
limits to be enforced, and com- by his department and will tagged. Special tags can be
May 28, 1986 ... Top aca- announced Tara Erford, a ju- ignation of Charles Mobley.
munity garage sale dates were continue to issue warnings and purchased at the village office
demic graduates from Pauld- nior at Paulding High School, Paulding Exempted School
set during the recent Payne fines when necessary.
for 50 cents per tag.
ing: Misti Riggenbach, Matt as a first team all-league se- board meeting ... The resigna- Village Council meeting.
Mayor Steve Wobler re- In an unrelated matter,
Reineck, Brad Frederick, lection.
tion of high school principal At the council meeting held
ported that Real Waste has Real Waste will be running
Bruce Brown, Mary Crowley, May 31, 2006 ... Antwerp Carl Metzger was acknowl- April 25, council reiterated the recently picked up more than its pick-up one day later due
Shawn Hinrichs, Jeff Stein- softball team ended its season edged by the board. Metzger grass clippings in the roadway the three-bag limit from many to the Memorial Day holiday.
gass, Brian Miller, Christy at 21-2 with a regional semifi- will start his new position at ordinance, passed in 2015, is a residents and although they Pick-up will be Wednesday,
Heidepriem, Pam Fulk, Kim nal loss to North Baltimore in Marion Local next year.
violation that carries a fine of have been generous in doing June 1.
Wiles and Pam Matthews.
Mayor Wobler reported that
Two area track athletes took
he had received a $1,000 grant
their first step toward state fifrom Norfolk Southern Railnals competition by placing in
road to be used for playground
the top four in recent district
equipment and a security camaction. Wayne Trace Raider
era for the park.
In other business:
Tim Richardson placed sec Leroy Anderson, repreond in the pole vault and Ansenting the fire department in
twerp Archer Rod Gill capthe absence of Jamie Manstured fourth place in the long
field, reported that haz-mat
training will take place on
Four Paulding High School
June 11.
students were recently named

It was reported that Payne
to the 1986 Northwest Confergarage sale days will be held
ence all-league baseball team.
on June 3-4.
Seniors Brad Densmore and
Police Chief Rodney
Jeff Steingass were named to
Miller reported the safety
the team and juniors Brian
grant applied for was turned
Miller and Terry Ayers were
named honorable mention.
Many of the lawns lo May 29, 1996 ... Paulding
cated at unoccupied houses are
County Leadership In Acbeing mowed by the village.
tion leadership development
Chad Lyons, representing
program concluded their pro- DONATION PRESENTED United Way of Paulding appreciates the Paulding Eagles for its generous donation of $3,460 after the the EMS, was unable to attend
gram with the following grad- Eagles hosted the Luau fundraiser in April 16. From left are Joanne Mobley, Harvey Hyman, Pam Miller, Mike Wilhelm, Jon Gutierrez, the meeting, but sent a writuates successfully completing Marsha Bennett, Pat Burkley and Karen Baldwin.
ten report. The report noted
the program: Ron Gochenour,
eight runs were made during
the month and 52 for the year.
Dave Stallkamp, Mark Sinn,
Both squads have been invenSteve Collins, Monica Wiltoried and adequately supson, Jane Crabtree, Luann
Holman, Elaine Wannemach Street patch work at sever, Sherry Wilhelm, Sue Bureral locations will be repaired
ness and Ken Markward.
by the state at no cost to the
The Antwerp School Board
named Jon Short as girls var A couple of estimates
sity basketball coach.
have been received for roof
The Paulding County Inrepair at the park concession
dependent Insurance Agents
stand: $350 to patch the probrecently presented their anlem areas with new shingles
nual scholarships to six counand $3,000 for a new roof. The
ty graduating seniors. $500
village is waiting for a third
scholarships were given to
April Burchfield and Benja The village has received
min Schutt from Antwerp;
estimates for paving projects
Mary Fowler and Allison
from A&S Paving in Fort
Timm from Paulding; and
Wayne, Loop Paving in Cecil
Robin Taylor and Michael
while waiting on a third esFiedler representing Wayne
timate from Gerken Paving
from Napoleon.
Brian Goubeaux, from
At the recent Paulding
Choice One Engineering in
County Democratic meeting,
Sidney, discussed what his
past chairman Dennis Thrashengineering firm does for viler handed the gavel over to inlages. Goubeaux said they are
coming chairman Ron Weck.
Judy Wells/Paulding County Progress looking to expand in the north Tammy Shidler was commissioned second lieutenant SENIOR DAY Volunteers from the John Paulding Historical Society and their friends performed various skits and songs with west portion of the state and at
a Hee Haw theme during the annual Senior Day event, held Tuesday, May 17 at the Extension Building at the fairgrounds. Pictured this time are investigating the
at a ceremony held Friday,
here are Dan Wilder, Ed Bohn, Kim Sutton, Eileen Kochensparger, Joyce Nickols, Judy Eddy, Judy Wells, Roger Emerson (partially need for civil engineering in
May 10 at Xavier University. hidden) and Max Kochensparger. Performers not pictured were Peggy Emerson and Kim Tracy.
the area.
The Northwest Conference

LIA graduates 11, Metzger resigns,

Antwerp softball finishes 21-2


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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 9A

Paulding Exempted Village School Board

Personnel moves, field

trip guidelines adopted

courthouse held a food fundraiser recently, raising over $500 for Paulding Putnam Electrics Honor Flight campaign. Here, PPEC employee Tara Schlatter (left) accepts the donation from county
Commissioner Mark Holtsberry and Clerk of Courts Ann Pease.

Wayne Trace Local Schools

Arnolds resignation official

Progress Staff Writer
HAVILAND In regular
session, the Wayne Trace Local
Board of Education officially accepted the resignation of superintendent Steve Arnold, made
additional personnel changes including resignations and hiring
for the upcoming school year.
The board also approved several
students to work within the district throughout the summer.
Superintendent Steve Arnold
is leaving the district and will be
the superintendent of the Allen
County Education Service Center and the Western Buckeye
Education Service Center. He
will continue to serve Wayne
Trace through July 31.
A resolution was passed to opt
out of the career-technical education for the 2016-17 school
year in grades seven and eight
for the junior high school in
order to review and develop a
program in conjunction with the
Vantage Career Center for the
2017-18 school year.
Since drug testing of student
athletes was approved in 2014,
testing was performed prior to
the start of the fall, winter, and
spring sports seasons. Testing
dates would be announced four
to six weeks before the testing
Following the initial test each
season, random testing would
be required two times during a
particular sports season with 10
percent of students being tested.
If school officials have reason to
believe a student-athlete is using
drugs, a test may be requested as
a part of the random testing.
The board agreed to a change
in the process that would now
allow a minimum of 25 percent
of athletes be tested by random
selection and not all students.
Consent items approved and
passed during the report of the
Minutes of the April 21 and
April 25, 2016 board meetings.
Investment report and payment of bills for April as present.
Cash reconciliation for
Amend appropriations and
revenues for fiscal year 2016.
Five-year forecast as presented by treasurer.
Consent items approved by

the board:
Resignation of Heather Lefeld as a Wayne Trace Junior
High/Senior High intervention
specialist, effective at the end of
the 2015-16 school year.
Resignation of Carrie Sinn
as a Grover Hill teachers aide,
effective as the end of the 201516 school year.
Resignation of Stephen Arnold as superintendent, effective
July 31, 2016.
Tyler Iwinski a one-year
contract as a social studies
teacher for the 2016-17 school
Brian Cline a one-year as
a bus driver for the 2016-17
school year.
Job description for a menus
coordinator and to offer Karen
Wagonrod a part-time administrative contract to serve in
this position for the upcoming
school year.
A one-year supplemental
contract for the 2016-17 school
year to the following certified
personnel: Jim Linder, athletic
director; Tyler Iwinski, assistant high school football; Ryan
Jerome, assistant junior high
football; Bethany Hughes, assistant high school volleyball; Kara
Kelly, eighth grade volleyball;
Kayla Gawronski, seventh grade
Annette Sinn, head cross
country, high school student
council advisor, sophomore
and freshman class advisor;
Kerry Gudakunst, head high
school cheerleading and Washington D.C. trip advisor; Christina Sinn, assistant high school
cheerleader; Joni Klopfenstein,
co-National Honor Society advisor;
Sharon Spinner, marching
band concerts, contests (music),
lessons, pep band and swing
choir, assistant instrumental marching band, concerts,
contests and lessons; Jeanne
Gribble, junior class activities
advisor/high school and junior
high concession stand manager;
Sarah Franz, senior class advisor.
Upon the recommendation of
the superintendent, principals
and athletic director (for coaching positions only) one-year
supplemental contracts for the
2016-17 school year were of-

fered to the following certified

Doug Etzler, assistant high
school football and weight room
advisor; Austin Speice and
Kenny Speice, co-assistant high
school football; Dan Brand,
head junior high football; Brett
Beckman, assistant junior high
football; Angie Speice, head
high school volleyball; Lauren
Speice, freshman volleyball;
Chris Rosswurm, head high
school boys golf;
Al Welch, head high school
girls golf; Terry Campbell, cocross country; Julia Thompson,
junior high cheerleading; Dawn
Wright, girls faculty manager;
Vicki Etzler, boys faculty manager; Joni Wenninger, swing
choir/assistant instrumental; Camille Myers, junior class prom
advisor and district information
The following coaches were
approved as volunteers: Mike
Brady, boys golf; Kerry Gudakunst and Jeremy Daeger, girls
golf. For football - Jared Ekland,
Chad Goeltzenleuchter, Josh
Hanenkrath, Steve Sinn, Devin
Wenzlick, and Brock Worden.
Hiring 16 students for the
purpose of summer work at a
rate between $8.10-$8.45 per
Membership in the Ohio
High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) for the 2016-17
school year.
Modification of the current
drug testing policy.
College Credit Plus agreements with the University of
Findlay and Northwest State
Community College.
Agreement with Northwest
Ohio Area Computer Services
Cooperative for fiscal year 2017.
Nine students at Grover Hill
Elementary were recognized for
their Accelerated Reader Program accomplishments. All nine
students received at least 500
AR points or more. The top AR
student was Faith Meraz, who
earned over 1,700 points.
Commend prom advisor
Mrs. Camille Myers and the
junior class for putting together
the junior/senior prom and to
the parents of the junior class for
their assistance and hard work
with after-prom.

Progress Staff Writer
PAULDING In its last regular meeting of the
school year the Paulding Exempted Village Board
of Ed ucation recognized several students for
various accomplishments, discussed procedure and
guidelines for future field trips, and approved personnel contracts for the upcoming 2016-17 school
Guidelines for future field trips beginning next
year have been set to include: any walking field
trips allowable per principal approval; bussed field
trips are limited to one per grade with one half of the
ODE transportation rate paid by the principals account; one trip per day outside of the blackout dates.
Guests introduced and recognized at the board
meeting were science fair students and LeeAnn
Favorito presented on their successful state competition. FAA students and Brett Foster presented
on their recent achievements at the state level. Luke
Jackson was honored for his many years of leading
the board of education meeting with the Pledge of
Allegiance for the Boys Scouts.
Brian M. Miller was approved as the new varsity boys basketball coach by a vote of 3-2. Voting
in favor were Mark Manz, Matt Stoller and James
Folz; while voting opposed were Brian Egnor and
Clint Vance.
Head wrestling coach Brian Jacobs received a
one-year limited contract with a 3-2 vote. Voting
in favor were Manz, Stoller and Foltz while Egnore
and Vance opposed.
The following personnel items were approved for
2016-17 school year:
Kendra Cottrell, Victoria Wehri, and Alex
Noah, Intervention Specialist at Paulding Elementary, pending records.
Brooke Boznango, Paulding Elementary fifth
grade teacher, pending records.
Correct the previous contract renewal of Ann
Richey, Paulding Elementary second grade teacher,
dated April 19, from a two-year to a one-year limited contract.
Correct the previous salary placement of
Amanda Teman, dated April 19, 2016 from B and
one-year to B150 and one year.
Resignation of David Bryan, second shift custodian at Paulding Elementary, effective May 6,
One-year limited extracurricular contracts,
pending record for Brian Sandwich, head marching band director, pep band, and audio-visual
programmer; Caryn Sandwich, flag corps; Dave
Clapsaddle, barbershop quartet, boys junior varsity soccer; Sam Hatcher, senior class advisor; Jill
Hatcher, senior class advisor, sophomore class advisor.;
Beth Kelly, junior class advisor; Brett Foster,
freshman class advisor, FFA advisor; LeeAnn Favorito, science fair advisor, quiz bowl advisor; Krisi
Williams, engineering team advisor, high school
science olympiad advisor;
Megan Johnson, middle school science fair advisor; Rose Kreitemeyer, FCCLA advisor; Melissa
Harder, National Honor Society advisor; Malinda
Schmidt, National Honor Society advisor; Staci
Miller, FFA advisor; Melissa Dearth, Sue Monnier,
and Angel Perry, high school student council; Carolyn Connelly, high school yearbook advisor; Beth
Kelly, head drama director;
Sandy Dobbelaere, musical director, tech director; Nancy Wehrkamp, Beth Thornell and Erin
Schroeder, Oakwood Memorial Day director; Jon
Snodgrass, junior high athletic director; Eric Deisler, eighth grade football; Tom Johanns, seventh
grade football; Jack Carter, Allen Banks and Bruce

Sowder; junior high football assistant; Rachel Razo,

junior varsity volleyball;
Ryan Malcom, golf assistant; Brian Jacobs, fifth
and sixth grade wrestling; Brian Porter, varsity assistant wrestling; Tanya Rickenberg, girls junior
varsity basketball; Matt Arellano, girls basketball
assistant; Cassie Kauser, girls basketball assistant;
Joel Parrett, girls eighth grade basketball;
Samantha Schmenk, seventh grade basketball;
Brian Miller, fifth-sixth grade basketball; Melinda
Rhonehouse, varsity cheer advisor, basketball; Kara
Relyea, junior high cheer advisor-basketball, Desirae Hagerman, junior high advisor-football basketball.
Library contracts for 2016-17 to allow book
inventory, ordering new materials, checking in new
books to Carol Rochon, Melissa Mapes and Sandy
Arellano, each 11 days.
One-year limited extracurricular contract for
Rob Goshia (50 percent) and Mike Maassel (50
percent) boys co-head soccer coaches; Sam Rue,
head girls soccer coach; Brian Miller, head boys
basketball coach; Mark Rhodes, head girls basketball coach; Brian Jacobs, head wrestling coach. All
positions for the 2016-17 school year.
In other business recommended by the superintendent and approved:
Extend the aide position assigned to Oakwood
Elementary Preschool from four to five days per
Membership in the Ohio High School Athletic
Association (OHSAA) for 2016-17 school year.
Use of the 2016 federal poverty guidelines
and sliding scale for determining fees for preschool
Middle school and high school handbook.
Athletic handbook for 2016-17.
Computer services agreement with Northwest
Ohio Area Computer Services Cooperative (NOACSC) for fiscal year 2017.
Approved the following financial items and reports:
The board adopted the minutes from the April
19 regular board meeting; financial reports and bills
for 2016; investment ledger for April.
Updated five-year forecast as presented.
Purchase orders that exceed $3,000 including
fan cloth ($3,395); Northwest Ohio ESC ($12,000);
ESCO communications ($3,745.27);
Scholarships for graduating seniors totaling
over $60,000.
Administrators report included:
Superintendent William Hanak reported that
enrollment figures on May 13 were 1,525 for the
Transfers effective for the 2016-17 school
year: Jennifer LaBoe from Paulding Elementary
Intervention Specialist to Oakwood Elementary Intervention Specialist; Melissa Mapes from middle
school teachers aide to high school/middle school
library aide; Carol Rochon from Paulding Elementary teachers aide to Paulding Elementary library
Angie Wiswell from high school teachers aide
to middle school teachers aide; Deb Noneman
from Paulding Elementary ED unit teachers aide
to Paulding Elementary K-2 teachers aide; Jamye
Jones from Oakwood Elementary four day preschool aide to Paulding Elementary ED unit teachers aide.
Congratulated the softball team heading to the
district finals and the baseball team being co-NWC
Stupendum won the first annual high school
House Cup and will be going to Cedar Point on
May 25 for their achievement.

Gleaner members complete projects

OAKWOOD The Buckeye Trail south of Ohio 613 on

Road 187 a total of 1.5 miles
is now open, thanks to the Oakwood Gleaner Arbor and the Boy
Scouts of Troop #19 of Oakwood
under the Direction of Brian Holbrooks. They cleared and mowed
for three miles to Road 48. Greg

Cooper ran the bush hog.

Girl Scout Troop #20513 of
Oakwood, under the direction of
JoAnn Bail, helped plant flowers
around the town park.
Master Gardener Helen Maddock provided the petunias and
Shasta daisies. She showed the
girls how to plant and water with

The Arbor cleaned out the
dead weeds and grass around the
gazebo and the big rock. This was
rewarded by a pizza party afterward.
This was the groups Gleaner
Life Ins. Society Join Hands Day


Paulding County intends to apply to the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA), Office of Community
Development (OCD) for funding under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Community
Development Program, a federally funded program administered by the state. The County is eligible for
$75,000 of Program Year 2016 CDBG Community Development Allocation Program funding, provided the
County meets applicable program requirements. On February 10, 2016, the first public hearing was
conducted to inform citizens about programs administered by OCD. Based on citizen input and assessment
of need by local officials, the County is considering the following CDBG activities for the PY 2016 CDBG
Community Development Allocation Program:


Village of Latty

Fire Protection Facilities &




Aid Low to Moderate

Income population

Village of Antwerp

Fire Protection Facilities &




Aid Low to Moderate

Income population

Village of Grover Hill

Street Improvements



Aid Low to Moderate

Income population

Village of Paulding

Street Improvements



Aid Low to Moderate

Income population


Administration &
Fair Housing








National Objective

In addition, the County is eligible to apply for Program Year 2016 CDBG Community Development
Competitive Program funding. Based on citizen input and assessment of need by local officials, the County is
applying for the following CDBG activities for the PY 2016 CDBG Community Development Competitive
Critical Infrastructure Program:
Judy Wells/Paulding County Progress

Nearly 250 seniors from Paulding and surrounding counties attended the Redneck Hootenanny
at the Extension Building as part of Senior Day on May 17, sponsored by the Paulding County
Senior Center.

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A second public hearing will be held on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., Paulding County
Commissioners Chambers, 115 N. Williams Street, Paulding OH, to give citizens adequate opportunity to
review and comment on the proposed activities prior to the submittal of the application to the Ohio
Development Services Agency. Citizens are encouraged to attend this meeting to express views on the
proposed CDBG activities. If auxiliary aids are needed (interpreter, braille or taped material, assistive
listening device, or other) due to a disability, please contact Maumee Valley Planning Organization prior to
June 8, 2016 at 419-784-3882 to ensure your needs will be accommodated.

Date of Publication:

May 25, 2016

10A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wayne Trace
seniors earn
Trace High School held its annual senior class awards program on May 12. The following awards were given:
US Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award
Sydney Critten, Cole Shepherd
Daughters of American
Revolution Estie Sinn
OHSAA Scholar Athlete
Erin Mohr, Scott Wenninger
Courageous Student
Kyle Bickford
OHSAA Award of Excellence Brianna Sinn, Alec
Archie Griffin Shayna
Temple, Luke Miller
Tammie Gibson Scholarship Kenzie Clemens
Gen Fed Scholarship
Estie Sinn
Hey Buddy Scholarship
Clint Sinn
Paulding County Area
Foundation Scholarship Justin Speice, Clint Sinn
J.P. Crain Scholarships
Emiliee Colgan, Christopher Davis, Corey Davis, Clint
Sinn, Estie Sinn, Luke Miller
Paulding County Hospital Foundation Scholarship
Estie Sinn
WTEA Scholarship
Christopher Davis, Luke Miller, Estie Sinn, Clint Sinn
Nathan Plummer Memorial Scholarship Luke Miller,
Justin Speice
Amy Welch Memorial
Scholarship Quinton Harper
John Wistner Fast Pitch
Softball Scholarship Carley
Deb Haney Memorial
Scholarship Corey Davis
Jacob Trust Scholarship
Christopher Davis, Corey
Davis, Taryn Homier, Jessica
Offerle, Clint Sinn, Estie Sinn
Paulding County Retired
Teachers Association Scholarship Christopher Davis,
Corey Davis
V.H. Cooper Scholarship Aryln Cooper, Brooke

Ludwig, Blair Ludwig, Taryn

Steve Hall Memorial
Scholarship Luke Miller
Departmental Awards:
Physics Corey Davis; English
IV Justin Speice; Advanced
English IV Estie Sinn; Senior Art Kenzie Clemens;
Computer Science Christopher Davis; Calculus Scott
Wenninger; High School Math
Allie Boroff; Psychology
Quinton Harper; Sociology
Estie Sinn; Anatomy Carley
Wright; AP Biology Arlyn
Cooper; Government Jayson

Awards: First Year (letter)
Trent Church, Emilee Colgan,
Arlyn Cooper, Clint Sinn,
Noah Stoller, Alec Vest, Carley
Wright; Second Year (bar)
Sydney Hofmann; Third Year
(bar) Christopher Davis,
Corey Davis, Nicholas Durre,
Taryn Homier, Jayson Nowak,
Nathanael Roop, Shayna Temple; Fourth Year (plaque) Mikayla Anderson. Sidney Critten, Stacy Flint, Erin Mohr,
Victoria Ryan, Cole Shepherd,
Brianna Sinn, Estie Sinn, Hollie Wannemacher, Scott Wenninger

At Wayne Trace, the Amy

Welch Memorial Scholarship
was presented to Quinton

PHS seniors receive awards, scholarships

PAULDING The Senior Awards

Program was held at Paulding High
School on Tuesday, May 10. The following awards and scholarships were given
to the Class of 2016:
Oakwood Elementary PTO Scholarships Alex Arellano, Jowaine Grimes,
Bridgett Moore, Haley Porter
Paulding Education Association
Scholarships Victoria Bradford, Kynsie Etzler, Allison Harpel, Matthew Martinez, Taylor Schooley, Jordan Shull
PEVS Board/Administration Scholarships Alex Arellano, Allison Harpel,
Taylor Manz, Megan Reineck, Taylor
Retired Teachers Association Scholarship Jordan Shull
Oakwood Alumni Association Scholarships Alex Arellano, Audrey Durham
Paulding County Hospital Foundation
Scholarship Emilee Ringler
Paulding County Area Foundation
Scholarships Megan Reineck, Jordan
Paulding Putnam Electric Scholarship
Allison Harpel
Lafarge Scholarship Allison Harpel
Systech Award Allison Harpel
Insource Technologies Inc. Scholarship Allison Harpel
Dr. Bruce Atkinson Scholarship Jordan Shull
Russell Bauer Scholarships Alex
Arellano, Jaycie Varner
Virgil Cooper Scholarships Lucas
Arend, Brandon Lothamer, Branson
Minck, Cullen Wenzlick, Drayson Wenzlick
J.P. Crain Scholarships Alex Arellano, Victoria Bradford, Audrey Durham,
Kynsie Etzler, Sam Ladd, Taylor Manz,
Branson Minck, Taylor Schooley, Jordan
Shull, Drayson Wenzlick
Iris Gallagher Scholarships Kynsie
Etzler, Jordan Shull
Gorman Family Trusts Scholarships
Lucas Arend, Victoria Bradford, Kacie
Karlstadt, Taylor Manz, Matthew Martinez, Megan Reineck, Jordan Shull
Ira Hamman Scholarships Kasandra
Cogswell, Jowaine Grimes
Jacob Scholarships Allison Harpel,
Taylor Schooley, Jordan Shull
Lela McGuire Jeffery Scholarships
Lucas Arend, Destiny Dangler-Reed,
Jowaine Grimes, Brendon Lothamer,
Haley Porter, Jordan Shull
Jerald Rodriguez Memorial Scholarships Alex Arellano, Audrey Durham,
Angelicia Escalera, Johnathon Rose
Skyler Huth Memorial Scholarships
Alex Arellano, Corbin Edwards, Allison
Rosemary Young Book Scholarship
Kynsie Etzler
Janice Lipp Memorial Scholarship
Jordan Shull
Monroe Family Scholarship Taylor
Steel Dynamics Inc. Award Luke

Zachary H. Arend Memorial Scholarships Alex Arellano, Damon Egnor
Melrose Area Book Scholarship
Matthew Martinez
Paulding United Methodist Church
Victoria Meadows
Pepsi Cola Company Scholarships
Kynsie Etzler, Branson Minck, Megan
GenFed Credit Union Scholarship
Taylor Schooley
NUCOR Scholarship Lauren Johanns
Gleaner Life Insurance Scholarship
Luke Jackson
Paulding Football Parents Scholarships Branson Minck, Jarrett Sitton
PHS Scholar Athlete Awards- Lucas
Arend, Kelsey Beck, Zach Buchman,
Branson Minck, Emiliee Ringler, Jarrett
Sitton; Archie Griffin Sportsmanship
Awards Alex Arellano, Kelsey Beck;
OHSAA Scholar Athletes Lucas Arend, Victoria Bradford; NFHS Award of
Excellence- Samantha Meggison, Jarrett
Office Assistants Alex Arellano, Sierra Bullard, Damon Egnor, Luke Jackson, Samantha Meggison, Emilee Ringler, Johnathon Rose, Taylor Schooley,
Jarrett Sitton, Jaycie Varner
John Philip Sousa Band Award Victoria Meadows
Band Booster Scholarships Victoria
Bradford, Allison Harpel, Matthew Martinez, Megan Reineck
Choral Awards Senior Quartet Victoria Bradford, Angelicia Escalera, Bailey Meyer; Directors Award Victoria
Art Awards Destiny Dangler-Reed,
Leigha Flores, Brenna Schmidt
Drama Production Awards Victoria
Bradford, Kasandra Cogswell, Angelicia
Escalera, Kelsey Hale, Taylor Jackman,
Tori Johanns, Kacie Karlstadt, Emilee
Ringler, Kristen Schilt, Brenna Schmidt,
Taylor Schooley, Jordan Shull, Michelle
Engineering Team Awards Lucas
Arend, Zachary Buchman, Damon Egnor, Allison Harpel, Jarrett Sitton
Science Olympiad Awards Victoria
Bradford, Allison Harpel, Taylor Manz,
Matthew Martinez, Victoria Meadows,
Megan Reineck
Science Fair Participants Taylor
Jackman, Brenna Schmidt
Quiz Bowl Kasandra Cogswell, Allison Harpel, Kacie Karlstadt, Bailey
Meyer, Emilee Ringler, Jarrett Sitton
Spanish IV Awards Kasandra Cogswell, Kynsie Etzler, Megan Fife,
Jowaine Grimes, Kacie Karlstadt, Kristen Schilt, Jordan Shull
Americanism Awards Luke Jackson,
Megan Reineck
Peony Pageant Participant Victoria
Sr. Panther Pride Award Scholarships

Victoria Bradford, Drayson Wenzlick

Student Council/Class Officers Student Council president Taylor Manz,
treasurer Emilee Ringler, Student
Council members Kristen Schilt, Taylor Schooley, Jarrett Sitton; Senior class
president Emilee Ringler, vice president Kristen Schilt, secretary/treasurer Taylor Schooley, officers Taylor
Manz, Jarrett Sitton
Exemplary Attendance Four Years
Nicholas Warnimont; Perfect Attendance Sr. Year Allison Harpel, Nicholas Warnimont; Excellent Attendance
Four Years Allison Harpel, David McMichael, Alex Speiser, Drayson Wenzlick
National Honor Society- Darian Andrews, Lucas Arend, Kelsey Beck,
Victoria Bradford, Zachary Buchman,
Kasandra Cogswell, Damon Egnor,
Kynsie Etzler, Nathan Gee, Allison
Harpel, Lauren Johanns, Kacie Karlstadt, Taylor Manz, Matthew Martinez,
Branson Minck, Bridgett Moore, Haley
Porter, Megan Reineck, Emilee Ringler,
Johnathon Rose, Taylor Schooley, Jordan Shull, Jarrett Sitton, Jaycie Varner,
Cullen Wenzlick, Drayson Wenzlick
National Merit Scholar Allison Harpel
Honors Diploma Darian Andrews,
Lucas Arend, Victoria Bradford, Zachary Buchman, Kasandra Cogswell, Allison Harpel, Taylor Manz, Matthew Martinez, Branson Minck, Megan Reineck,
Johnathon Rose, Taylor Schooley, Jarrett
Sitton, Jaycie Varner
Seniors Graduating with Honors: 3.53.99 after 7 semesters Matthew Martinez, Darian Andrews, Jordan Shull, Cullen Wenzlick, Kelsey Beck, Kasandra
Cogswell, Drayson Wenzlick, Branson
Minck, Jaycie Varner, Jarrett Sitton, Kacie Karlstadt, Zachary Buchman, Kynsie
Etzler, Bridgett Moore, Damon Egnor,
Nathan Gee, Krista Mullins, Lauren
Johanns, Haley Porter, Nicholas Warnimont, Johnathon Rose
Seniors Graduating with Highest Honors: 4.0 or higher after 7 semesters Allison Harpel, Megan Reineck, Taylor
Schooley, Lucas Arend, Taylor Manz,
Victoria Bradford, Emilee Ringler
Valedictorian Allison Harpel; Salutatorian Megan Reineck
Presidents Award for Educational
Excellence Allison Harpel, Megan
Reineck, Taylor Schooley, Lucas Arend,
Taylor Manz, Emilee Ringler, Victoria
Bradford, Matthew Martinez, Jordan
Shull, Cullen Wenzlick, Jaycie Varner,
Branson Minck Kasandra Cogswell,
Darian Andrews, Jarrett Sitton, Zachary
Buchman, Kacie Karlstadt, Damon Egnor, Johnathon Rose, Lauren Johanns
Kiwanis Student of the Month Awards
Bailey Meyer, Emilee Ringler, Alex
Arellano, Allison Harpel, Taylor Schooley, Luke Jackson, Victoria Bradford,
Dulce Vasquez

Antwerp holds academic awards program

This years recipients of the Nathan Plummer Memorial Scholarship at Wayne Trace High School are Luke Miller and Justin

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Myers presented the Brian Myers Memorial
Scholarship to Wayne Trace senior Scott Wenninger.

Paulding County Area Foundation Scholarships were awarded

to Wayne Trace seniors Clint Sinn and Justin Speice.

High School held its 22nd
annual Archer Academic
Awards program on May 11.
The following awards and
scholarships were presented
to seniors and top scholars:
Antwerp Rotary Scholarship Sam Williamson, Erik
Buchan, Mikayla Boesch
Jacobs Trust Scholarship
Mikayla Boesch
J.P. Crain Scholarship
Sidney Barnhouse, Mikayla
Boesch, Erik Buchan, Emily
Derck, Elizabeth Hawley,
Audrie Longardner, Joshua
Longardner, Kiana Recker,
Jenna Wilson
Parent Employment Scholarships Sam Williamson,
Aaron ODonnell
Paulding County Area
Foundation Scholarships
Emily Derck, Sam Williamson
Gen Fed Credit Union
Scholarship Mikayla
VFW Post 5087 Scholarships Kiana Recker, Josh
Longardner, Erik Buchan,
Sam Williamson
Jean Detmon Book Scholarship Erik Buchan, Sidney
Barnhouse, Emily Derck, Jeffrey Coleman, Aaron ODonnell, Jenna Wilson, Annie
Miesle, Paige Rebber
Roger Brown Memorial
Scholarship Sidney Barnhouse
Antwerp Education Association Book Scholarship
Annie Miesle, Mikayla
Boesch, Emily Derck, Avery
Braaten, Sam Williamson,
Beth Hawley, Audrie Longardner, Kiana Recker, Paige
Rebber, Jenna Wilson, Blaire
Rebber, Erik Buchan, Jeffrey
Coleman, Josh Longardner
Award Aaron ODonnell
The Ryan Family Foundation Scholarships Annie
Miesle, Mikayla Boesch, Jenna Wilson

Scholarships Sidney Barnhouse, Elizabeth Hawley, Kiana Recker
Students of the Month
Emily Derck, Jenna Wilson,

Annie Miesle, Aaron ODonnell, Sam Williamson, Elizabeth Hawley, Brittany Smith,
Audrie Longardner
Perfect Attendance seniors: Aaron ODonnell;
juniors: RJ Duffey; sophomores: Joey Craig, Jonathon
Pendergrast; freshmen: Levi
Craig, Charity Roebel, Jared
Sukup, Joshua Sukup
Academic Content Awards
The Academic Content
Awards are given by the faculty to the top student in each
course and or the student that
shows the most improvement
and/or best work ethic.
English: English I Iris
Sorrell; English II Callie
Perry; English III Jarrison
Steiner; AP English Annie
Miesle; Yearbook Annie
Miesle; Broadcasting Brittany Smith
Mathematics: Applied
Algebra Kolton Titus; Algebra I Jon Lederman, Brett
Fulk; Algebra II Alexandra
Hindenlang; Geometry
Austin Chirgwin; AP Statistics Alexandra Hindenlang;
Pre-Calculus Joshua Longardner; Calculus Aaron
Science: Biology I
Brett Fulk; Physical Science
John Meglich, Maegen
Price; Chemistry Iris Sorrell, Alexandra Hindenlang;
Environmental Science
Sam Williamson; Anatomy
Emilee Phillips, Hunter Noel;
Physics Matthew Dooley
Social Studies: World
History Brett Fulk; American History Callie Perry; American Government
Matthew Dooley, Jaime
Ryan; Economics Jarrison Steiner; AP Psychology
Emilee Phillips; Criminal
Justice Carlos Sanchez
Spanish I Austin Chirgwin;
Spanish II Emilee Phillips;
Spanish III Jaime Ryan;
Spanish III Emily Butzin
Computer Science: STS Matthew Dooley; STS - Aaron ODonnell; Computer Science I Joshua Ehlinger

Awards The Academic
Achievement Awards go
to those students who have
maintained a 3.25-3.49 Cumulative GPA through the
first semester of this year.
Students receiving this award
Seniors: Sidney Barnhouse, Erik Buchan, Serena
Drake, Brooke Gerig, Taylor
Kochenour, Kirsten Price,
Iann Roebel, Austin Wendt
Juniors: Mariah Elkins,
Marissa Elkins, Becca Johanns, Trey Mills, Hunter
Noel, Brandon Pendergrast,
Arron Romero
Sophomores: Riley McAlexander, Ashley Miller,
Jonathon Pendergrast, Dylan
Peters, Megaen Price, Kortney Smith, Kylee Trauterman, Rachel Williamson
Freshmen: Keaton Altimus, Kobe Dunderman, Gene
Garrett, Aubree Rager, Alayna Ryan, Ty Rebber
Awards and Academic As
The Academic Excellence
Awards go to those students
who have maintained a 3.5-4.0
Cumulative GPA through the
first semester of this year. Students receiving this award for
the first time will also receive
an Academic A to be placed
on their lettermans jacket:
Boesch, Jeffrey Coleman,
Domino Daugherty, Emily
Derck, Elizabeth Hawley,
Audrie Longardner, Joshua
Longardner, Anne Miesle,
Aaron ODonnell, Blaire
Rebber, Paige Rebber, Kiana
Recker, Jarrison Steiner, Jacob Sukup, Samuel Williamson, Jenna Wilson
Juniors: Emma Butzin,
Carley DeLong, Matthew
Dooley, Joshua Ehlinger,
Evan Hilton, Erica Meyer, Emilee Phillips, Hanna
Richey, Jaime Ryan, Hannah
Schneider, Hayden Spryn,
Maggie Wilson
Bennett, Kaitlin Clevinger,
Brian Geyer, Brooke Hatlevig, Alexandra Hindenlang,

Brandon Laney, Amelia Miller, Callie Perry, Joshua Poulson

Freshmen: Ashton Barnhouse, Kendall Billman,
Adam Butzin, Kati Carr, Austin Chirgwin, Jason Dunstan,
Brett Fulk, Kaitlyn Hamman,
Jonathon Lederman, Nathan
Lee, Aiden McAlexander,
Charity Roebel, Jake Ryan,
Iris Sorrell, Gage Speaks,
Joel Steiner, Brayton Stuckey, Jared Sukup, and Joshua
National Honor Society
seniors Mikayla Boesch,
Jeffrey Coleman, Emily Derck, Elizabeth Hawley, Taylor
Kochenour, Audrie Longardner, Joshua Longardner, Anne
Miesle, Aaron ODonnell,
Kirsten Price, Blaire Rebber,
Paige Rebber, Kiana Recker,
Jarrison Steiner, Samuel Williamson, Jenna Wilson
Diploma with Honors
Jeffrey Coleman, Emily Derck, Elizabeth Hawley, Taylor
Kochenour, Audrie Longardner, Joshua Longardner, Annie Miesle, Aaron ODonnell,
Kirsten Price, Paige Rebber,
Jarrison Steiner, Sam Williamson, Jenna Wilson
OHSAA Awards: Scholar
Athlete Award Josh Longardner, Emily Derck; Courageous Student Award
Kiana Recker; State Award
in Sportsmanship Erik Buchan; Archie Griffin Award
Sam Williamson, Audrie
Four-Year Academic Excellence Awards Emily
Derck, Beth Hawley, Annie
Miesle, Aaron ODonnell,
Paige Rebber, Kiana Recker,
Jarrison Steiner, Sam Williamson, Jenna Wilson
Presidential Awards
Seniors Jeffrey Coleman,
Brooke Gerig, Iann Roebel,
Sidney Barnhouse, Mikayla
Boesch, Erik Buchan, Emily
Derck, Beth Hawley, Audrie
Longardner, Josh Longardner, Annie Miesle, Aaron
ODonnell, Paige Rebber,
Blaire Rebber, Kiana Recker,
Brittany Smith, Sam Williamson, Jenna Wilson

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 11A

Antwerp School Board

New lighting brings big savings, improvements to sports facilities

Progress Staff Writer
ANTWERP The Antwerp Local
School Board approved the purchase
of Chromebooks in the amount
of $103,000 during their regular
monthly meeting.
The board also heard a report concerning improvements to the outdoor athletic facilities, and personnel changes were approved including a new varsity volleyball coach
and new varsity wrestling coach.
Veteran volleyball coach Paul
Stoll, who led the Edon program, will
take over for Amy Hammer, who recently resigned. Adam Kosch will
assume the wrestling head coaching
position. Scott McMichael, who led
the girls varsity basketball program
last season, was also given a oneyear contract to continue coaching
the team.
Superintendent Martin Miller updated the board on staffing for the
upcoming school year.
Miller also informed the board
that football field improvements con-

tinue with pouring concrete for new

bleachers and that light updates will
take place later this summer. A conceptual map detailing upgrades for
the baseball/softball field area is also
in the works with upgrades soon to
Lighting in both the main and auxiliary gyms has been completed at a
cost of $77,000. Several cost saving
measures will take place with the
new energy efficient lighting. Miller
pointed out that over a 10-year period, a savings of $101,000 in operating costs will be realized. The simple payback estimate on the project
is 5.36 years; however, it is felt that
time will be less than projected.
Dr. Miller revealed a new marquee that will be used in the future
that includes an Archer mascot with
the phrase Home of the Archers
underneath. Also accompanying
the marquee will be the phrase A
school excelling in computer science, engineering, journalism, and
the fine arts.
This certainly doesnt take away

from the athletics in our school or

other extra curricular groups, but it
does emphasize the academics that
is so important here at Antwerp,
said Miller.
Consent items that were approved:
Resolution determining to proceed with the renewal of the permanent improvement levy.
Resignation of Deborah Wyckoff, for the purpose of retirement, as
assistant treasurer effective Dec. 31.
One-year teaching contract for
Kirsten Wieland for 2016-17.
One-year contract with Vicki
Gerschutz for the assistant treasurer
position effective Aug. 1, 2016
through June 30, 2017.
Resignation of Kathleen Jones
for the purpose of retirement as custodian effective July 31.
Coachs handbook for the 201617 school year.
Student athletic handbook for
2016-17 school year.
Resignation of Diana Rogge as
head track coach effective immediately.

Resignation of Travis Hammer

as assistant track coach effective immediately.
Cord Ehrhart as volunteer
track coach for the remainder of the
school year.
Ohio School Plan for fiscal year
2017 liability and property insurance.
Purchase of Dell Chromebooks
from X-Tech Partners for approximately $103,000.
Membership to the Ohio High
School Athletic Association for the
upcoming school year.
An overnight field trip for the
high school football team led by head
coach Drew Altimus on May 26-27
to Mongo, Ind.
Supplemental contracts for
2016-17 for Paul Stoll, head volleyball coach; Adam Kosch, head wrestling coach; Jon Short, co-assistant
athletic director; Scott McMichael,
girls head basketball coach.
Amended certificate and revised
appropriations for fiscal year 2016.
May 2016 five-year forecast.

Contract with Northwest Ohio

Area Computer Services Cooperative
to provide Internet, fiscal and EMIS
services for the period of July 1, 2016
to June 30, 2017.
2017 fiscal year service contract
with Western Buckeye ESC for the
2016-17 school year.
Also reported during the meeting:
April expenses totaled
$649,776.67 with receipts being
$767,783.22. Investment interest for
the month totaled $2,994.85.
The five-year general fund financial forecast shows that revenue will
be more than expenses for 2016-17
and 2017-18 school year while expenses will be more in the following
two years.
All third graders completed and
passed the reading guarantee.
Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser
totaled just over $4,000.
Ella Hughes was recognized as
a regional winner in the EMA severe
weather poster contest. The second
grader will participate at the state
contest later in the summer.

Retired teachers announce

2016 scholarship winners


Members of the Paulding County Retired childhood education.
Teachers Association are pleased to announce Christopher and Corey, the sons of Robbie
Library director Susan Pieper (right) presents Kim Sutton of the John Paulding Historical Muse- the recipients of their 2016 scholarships for and Jessica Davis, will graduate from Wayne
um a full set of the digital yearbooks for the museums collection. (Photo courtesy of the Paulding high school seniors planning to enter the field Trace High School. Both will attend Defiance
County Carnegie Library)
of education.
Jordan Shull, Christopher Davis and Corey Corey plans to major in multi-age education
and hopes to become an intervention specialDavis will each receive a $350 scholarship.
Jordan, the daughter of Scott and Heath- ist for grades K-12.
er Shull, will graduate from Paulding High His brother will major in adolescent to
School. She plans to attend Bowling Green young adult education. He hopes to teach life
State University where she will major in early science and chemistry.

Library digitizes historical

high school yearbooks
PAULDING As part of
the Paulding County Carnegie Librarys ongoing centennial celebration, the library
has digitized its historic high
school yearbook collection.
We were contacted by Oklahoma Correctional Industries
(OCI) about the possibility of
having our yearbook collection
digitized at no charge, shares
Susan Pieper, coordinator of
this project. It was an offer
we really could not refuse. After ensuring the security of our
yearbooks while in transit, the
digitization began.
The OCI promotes its digitizing service by offering
these free services. They hope
that libraries and other entities
will hire them to digitize other
important collections.
The Paulding County Carnegie
yearbook collection includes
mostly high school books, but
also a few lower grades.
We will be delivering a full
set of 34 CDs of the digitized
yearbooks to each county high
school and the historical museum, stated Pieper.
Our final goal is to upload
the CDs to our website so researchers from throughout the
world can look for relatives
who may have been a student
in our county schools.

scanned page to page, so when
a researcher clicks on page
one, it will probably be the cover of the year book and the last
page will be the back cover. All
the pages are in order from front
to back.
The digital collection has
been cataloged and processed
by Teresa Reel and Jennifer
Habern of the librarys technical services department and is
available, along with the original
yearbooks, at the main historic
Carnegie library in Paulding in
the Genealogy/Local History
A library card is not necessary
to search these resources, which
are for in-house use only.
It was important to the library to preserve these important research tools for future
generations, said Pieper. We
want children and researchers
to be able to look back and see
photos of their parents, grandparents, great-grandparents

and other relatives from when

they were in school.
Old yearbooks are also
very helpful in planning class
reunions. Photos have been
scanned of classmates and
shared on posters at events.
Photos can also be scanned
or copied and given to senior
citizens to remind them of their
school days and open dialogues
of what life was like for them as
a young person.
We have gaps in many of the
current years, shares Pieper.
We would encourage people
to donate their recent yearbooks
from Antwerp, Wayne Trace
and Paulding to the library.
The PCCL Digitized Yearbook Collection represents the
following schools and years:
St. John the Baptist Catholic (2001-2008)
Blue Creek (1953-1971)

Latty (1942-1952)
Grover Hill (1945-1969)
Wayne Trace (1972-1977,
1981-2004, 2014)
Wayne Trace Jr. High
(1975, 1977)
Paulding Middle School
(1977, 1978, 1979)
Emerald Center School
(1974, 1975, 1976)
Oakwood (1928-1971)
Paulding High School
(1916-2008, but the yearbook
was not always published
during the WWII years)
Antwerp High School
(1937-2012, 2014).
For more information about
the library or the digital yearbook collection, call 419399-2032, or visit the library
during normal business hours
(Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.8 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.,
and Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m.).


Class of 2016
2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 29
PHS Gymnasium
Number Graduating: 87
Class Motto: Chase your dreams, but always know the road that will lead you home again.
Tim McGraw
Class Colors: Tiffany Blue and Maroon
Class Flower: Rose
Class Song: Time of Your Life by Greenday
Speakers: Allison Harpel, valedictorian, and
Megan Reineck, salutatorian
Awards Day: May 10
Baccalaureate: May 11
Class Officers: President Emilee Ringler, vice president Kristin Schilt, secretary Taylor
Student Council: Taylor Manz and Jarrett
Superintendent: William Hanak
Principal: Todd Harmon
Senior Class Adviser: Sam Hatcher

has opened at Wayne Trace Schools. Gabbys Gifts has been created by the generous donation of Maria Roddy (seated right) in memory of her daughter Gabriella Roddy, who died in March from complications of Muscle Eye Brain Disease. The lending program houses physical, occupational and speech therapy items. The
memorial plaque was donated by Creations for Cancer. School representatives are, from left superintendent
Steve Arnold; Michelle Hanneman (seated left), speech/language pathologist; Angie Bonifas, occupational
therapist; Laurie DeLong, special education director; and Heather Matthews, physical therapy assistant.

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12A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, May 25, 2016

But Never Forgotten
Honoring the Memory of Our Heroes in Uniform

On Memorial Day, we pause to reflect on the service and sacrifice of the men and women of our Armed Forces. We
honor the memory of those who lost their lives protecting our nations freedom, and we salute all those who have
served in our military past and present. Their selfless dedication reminds us that freedom is not free, and we will
never forget their courage and extraordinary contribution to our country.

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Straley Insurance

Dooley Funeral Home

Red Angel Pizza

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Paulding, Ohio

203 N Harrison Street

Sherwood, Ohio

Antwerp - 419-258-5684
Payne - 419-263-0000

740 Emerald Road

Paulding, Ohio

Rosss Service

Antwerp Exchange
Bank Co.

Don & Perrys Furniture

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Senior Center

100 S Main Street

Grover Hill, Ohio

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Harlan, Indiana

118 N Williams Street

Paulding, Ohio

401 E Jackson Street

Paulding, Ohio

Paulding County
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C & Y Oil

Ebels Butcher Shop

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Paulding, Ohio

Payne, Paulding & 127 Locations

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Payne, Ohio

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Eagles Lodge

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Beans, beans, so many beans!

There are bush beans and
pole beans. Runner beans and
dry beans. Lima beans and butter beans. Soybeans you grow
in the field and soybeans you
grow in the garden. There are
yard-long beans, which arent
really beans at all not as we
know them, anyway.
When I started gardening,
I just wanted to grow green
beans like the ones my mother
grew. The same ones she made
me pick before I could go play
with my next-door-neighbor,
Kelly. I hated beans back then
because of that, and the fact
that I had to fight the garden
spiders while picking them.
But when I went to buy
seeds, it was kind of overwhelming standing there facing rows of different bean seed
packets. Who knew you could
grow green beans that were
purple? Did I really want to
eat purple beans? Wouldnt
they taste funny? I didnt know
beans about beans. It was
enough to make you go eeny
meeny miney mo.
Now that Ive got a few
years of gardening under my
belt, Im pretty confident about
choosing bean seeds for my
garden. I usually stick with the
varieties that Ive come to love
over the years, but now and
then Ill step outside my comfort zone and try a new one.
On the simplest level, in

In the Garden

By Kylee Baumle

regard to what most people

grow, there are pole beans and
bush beans. Pole beans grow
as a vine, up to six feet tall and
grow better where summers are
cooler. Bush beans are a shorter
plant that takes up more real estate to grow the same volume of
beans as poles, but these do better in areas that have hot summers.
Ive grown both pole beans
and bush beans and find that I
prefer bush beans for several
reasons. It could be the varieties
that I chose (there are SO many
different ones!), but Ive always
had better production with bush
Pole beans need a trellis
or something to vine up on,
whereas bush beans only grow
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less, so theyre fairly self-supporting.

Another interesting problem
for me is when Japanese beetle
season comes around, they flock
to the pole beans, but Ive yet to
find even one on the bush beans.
Flavor-wise, Ive never found
any green bean that is as tasty
and wonderfully textured as
Jade. When my grandma was
93 years old (shes 101 currently!), I shared some of these
beans from my garden with her.
She told me they were the best
green beans shed ever eaten,
and Ill bet shed tried quite a
few different green beans by
Its not the easiest variety to
find, but recently Botanical Interests has been selling them,
so if you want to try it, look for
that brand. Theyre found in
many garden centers, but they
also sell them online. Other online sellers that carry Jade (or
Jade II) are Johnnys Selected
Seeds, Jung Seeds and Fedco
If youre not particular about
your green beans, Id recommend growing a purple variety
such as Royal Burgundy or
Amethyst (bush) or Carminat (pole). Why? Because
theyre so much easier to harvest! Youll be much less likely
to come across a swollen bean
pod with big fat beans inside it
because you missed it the last
time or two that you picked. By Jade beans are typical of most green beans in appearance, but have superior flavor and are the
the way, these turn green when bean of choice of many gourmet restaurants. It is an exceptionally tender stringless bean with a
you cook them. Its magic.
longer harvest season than most.
Dragons Tongue is another
fun one. These bean pods are
pale yellow with purple streaks
and are hard to miss when harvesting, too. This is a Dutch
heirloom bean thats been
around since at least the 1700s.
Its versatile in that not only
does it make a great cooked
podded bean, if you let them
ripen completely, the beans inNow Accepting
side the pods can be used as a
dry bean in soups.
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HAVILAND Wayne Trace JH-HS teachers recently nominated and voted upon May students of the month. Winners
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Derek Myers, ninth grade; Erica Mohr, 10th grade; Danae Myers, 11th grade; and Kyle Bickford, 12th grad. The students received a Raider Pride - Pay Forward T-shirt as part of their

Students of the Month at PHS

PAULDING Paulding High Schools students of the month
for April were freshman Macy Iler, sophomore Hunter Vogel,
junior Dayton Pracht and senior Dulce Vasquez.

ODOT projects
The following is a weekly report regarding current and
upcoming highway road construction projects in the Ohio
Department of Transportation District One, which includes
Paulding County:
Ohio 114 between U.S. 30 and Ohio 49, just west of Township Road 11, will be closed beginning on May 31 for approximately 30 days for a culvert replacement. Traffic will be detoured onto County Road 1, U.S. 30 to Ohio 49 back to Ohio
The Paulding High School varsity and junior varsity quartets performed for the Kiwanis Club of Paulding County. Tiffany Beckman Drainage work will occur at the following locations with
was the program chair. From left are Sidney Price, Kalen Kelly, Lexie Beckman, Angel Escalera, Kameron Echols, Preston Ingol, traffic maintained through the work zone: Ohio 111 east of U.S.
Dylan Vogel, Bailey Meyer, choir director Dave Clapsaddle, Victoria Bradford and Tiffany Beckman.
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Ohio 49 north of Antwerp, north of County Road 230, will
be reduced to one lane through the work zone for tile repair.
Work is being performed by the ODOT Paulding County maintenance garage.

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of the

Paulding......................... 6
Spencerville.................... 5
Paulding......................... 4
Tinora............................. 2
Paulding....................... 11
Allen East....................... 6


Paulding......................... 7
Crestview........................ 2


At Ayersville:


Boys meet
Liberty Center............. 115
Wayne Trace................. 52
Edgerton....................... 49
Tinora ..........................44
Ayersville...................... 27
Continental................... 27
Patrick Henry................ 23
Antwerp........................ 20
Hicksville...................... 20
Hilltop........................... 17
Paulding......................... 8
Stryker............................ 8
Edon............................... 6
Holgate........................... 5
North Central.................. 3
Fayette....................... NTS
Pettisville.................... NTS
Girls meet
Archbold..................... 107
Holgate...................... 77.5
Wayne Trace.................44
Montpelier.................... 36
Tinora........................... 30
Antwerp........................ 28
Paulding....................... 26
Hilltop........................... 24
Edgerton.................... 23.5
Hicksville...................... 22
Fayette......................... 21
Stryker.......................... 21
Continental................... 11
Edon............................... 9
North Central............... 4.5
Boys meet
Wayne Trace.................69
Girls meet
Wayne Trace................. 77
Paulding....................... 52
Antwerp........................ 42


Softball - Div. III Regionals Archbold

vs. Paulding, played at Findlay at 5 p.m.
Track and Field: Div. III Regionals at
Track and Field: Div. III Regionals at
Softball - Div. III Regionals Archbold-Paulding winner vs. Cardington
Lincoln-Milan Edison winner, played at
Bellefontaine at noon
Softball - Div. III State semifinal, played
at Akron at 5:30 p.m.

Paulding pitcher Audrey Manz brings one home in the first inning of the Panthers Division III District final vs, Allen East Friday at Bath High School. The Lady
Panthers pounded out an 11-6 triumph. (DHI Media/Jim Metcalfe)

11-6 win over Allen East sends PHS to Regional

Lady Panthers claim first-ever district title

DHI Media Sports Editor
regular-season game between
Northwest Conference fastpitch softball rivals Paulding
and Allen East ended up 3-0 in
favor of the Lady Panthers earlier this spring.
Paulding faced that deficit after the top of the first inning in
Friday nights Division III District final at Bath High School.
Fortunately for the Lady Panthers, their offense was explosive as they replied to tie it in
the home first and went on to an
11-6 victory.
Paulding (13-9) advances to a
Regional semifinal according
to head coach Matt Carr, for the
first time ever in program history 5 p.m. Wednesday at Findlay. (The game was originally
scheduled for Bellefontaine but
moved to Findlay High School).

If youd have told me wed

give up six runs, Id have
thought we were in trouble.
I never thought wed have to
score 11 runs to win this game,
Carr explained. This was the
first game we really put it all
together, top to bottom. We had
a great approach at the plate,
no matter if we were facing the
harder thrower (Kylie Wyss) or
the pitcher with more movement (Ariana Schmiedebusch).
We adjusted where we stood at
the plate and had some really
good swings. Weve depended a lot on Kelsey (Beck) all
year and she did hit a big 2-run
homer in the fifth to regain
momentum but we got help
throughout the lineup.
Allen East coach Bill Mattevi
gave credit where it was due.
They just came out ready to
play, to compete. Not that my

girls didnt, but Paulding just

hit the ball better than we did,
Mattevi added. Matt has done
a great job with that program. I
thought we were OK after getting a 3-0 lead and even at 3-3
but they kept hitting. This was
the farthest our program has
ever been. We started the season
at 2-7 and then really turned it
around; these girls deserve a ton
of credit for not quitting.
Paulding broke that 3-3 tie in
the bottom of the third against
reliever Schmiedebusch (in
her third inning of work). They
went ahead for good on a leadoff single by Audrey Manz and
a triple to the right-field corner
by Haylee Dominique. They
tacked on a walk, a 1-out RBI
grounder by Mya Andrews
(with pinch-runner Kamdyn
Etzler beating the throw from
shortstop home) and a 2-base

throwing error on Darian Andrews grounder (scoring Kristen Schilt and Andrews) for a
7-3 spread.
Paulding extended its lead to
9-3 in the home fourth chasing Schmiedebusch for starter
Wyss on an error and two
run-scoring hits: a double to
right center by Manz (plating
Beck) and a single by Schilt
The Lady Mustangs (15-14)
halved their deficit in the upper
fifth against Paulding starter
Manz: leadoff walk to Lakin
Basham, single by Alex Briley,
a forceout at third by Alexis
McCluer and then Wyss going
yard over the 205-foot mark in
left field to get the Mustangs
within 9-6 .
The Panthers answered Allen
Easts runs with two of their
own in the home half: a leadoff

blooper just behind third base

by Asia Arellano and a 2-run
blast to right center by Beck for
an 11-6 bulge.
Allen East got off quickly in
the top of the first on an error,
two bases-on-balls and a 2-run
double to the right-field corner by Schmiedebusch, scoring Briley and McCluer; Riley
Newland was awarded home
by the third-base umpire due to
obstruction between second and
third base for a 3-0 advantage.
The Lady Panthers tied it
in the home first on four hits,
including an RBI double by
Manz (Beck, who led off with
a triple) and run-scoring hits
by Schilt (Manz) and Andrews
(Schilt) that chased Wyss.
Score by Innings:

Allen East 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 - 6 6 2
Paulding 3 0 4 2 2 0 x - 11 12 2

Regional Softball Semifinal

Panthers to take on Blue Streaks

Sports Writer
FINDLAY For the first time in school
history, the Paulding softball team will take
part in the regional tournament this afternoon
(weather permitting) as the maroon-andwhite battle a regional regular in the Archbold Blue Streaks at Findlay High School.
The Blue Streaks, who were regional runner-ups last season, comes into this afternoons
contest with an overall record of 18-5 fresh off
of a 2-1 win over Eastwood on Saturday.
Senior pitcher Payton Robinson will lead
the Blue Streaks on the mound, posting a 15-2
record this year with 78 strikeouts in 101-2/3
innings. Robinson also has allowed only three
walks on the season but has hit seven batters.
Archbold will also send to the plate three
hitters batting over .400 on the season.
Senior Cassi Wyse tops the Blue Streaks
at .472 on the year, scoring 20 runs and driving in a team-high 25 while adding six doubles and three home runs.
Robinson has batted .465 for the season
and chipped in 13 runs batted in and four
Freshman Gabby Nafziger also hits at a
.419 pace, leading the team with 23 runs
scored while adding two doubles, one triple
and nine runs batted in.
They have the edge experience wise, commented Panther head coach Matt Carr. Not
only in softball but they have played at this level in basketball, soccer and volleyball too.
We want to get off to a good start, Carr
continued. I think that was big for us to do
at the district level and that is something we
hope to do against Archbold.
As a team, the Blue Streaks come into the
game with a team batting average of .342
and they have averaged just under seven
runs a game.
A key for us is to just relax and play,
added Carr. We want to be aggressive at

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the plate and keep hitting the ball the way

we have recently. The other thing is to make
plays defensively behind our pitching like we
have done. We just want to play our game.
Junior Peyton Dickman (.357), senior
Shelby Cline (.348), freshman Andi Peterson
(.328) and sophomore Macey Rupp (.326)
also hit for high averages for Archbold.
Looking to shut down the Blue Streaks will
be Paulding sophomore pitcher Audrey Manz.
Manz posted an 11-6 record with an
earned run average of 2.84 to lead the Panther pitching staff. The sophomore hurler
struck out 112 hitters in 115-2/3 innings
while allowing 118 hits and 43 walks.
We have done a nice job defensively,
added the Panther mentor of his squad that
stands at 13-9 on the season. It starts at our
pitchers but everybody has stepped up and
made plays on the defensive side. We have
had a good team effort.
Offensively, senior Kelsey Beck leads the
Panthers after tying for the team lead in runs
batted in (20) and hitting a team-high .548
on the season. Beck has recorded 13 doubles, two triples and five home runs while
scoring 33 runs as well.
Freshman Haylee Dominique finished the
year second on the squad with a .423 batting
average while posting seven doubles, one
triple, one home run and 20 runs batted in.
Manz adds a .350 average to go along
with 15 runs scored, five doubles and 14
runs batted in. Freshman Asia Arellano also
added a .344 average, 16 runs scored, five
doubles and eight RBIs.
For Carr, he just wants the Panthers to do
what they know how to do.
We just need to do the same thing that
has gotten us to this point, concluded Carr.
Good at-bats, good defense, good pitching
and just smart softball. If we do that, we feel
we can be very competitive and represent
Paulding well.



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2B - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Antwerps Hope Smith, (middle) runs with the competition during the district Track meet at Ayersville. Smith finished fifth in the 100 hurdles with a time of 16.96 and will advance to the Tiffin regional.

Local athletes advance to regionals

Sports Writer
DEFIANCE The Division III district track
meet was held at Ayersville High School last
week with boys and girls track teams from Antwerp, Paulding and Wayne Trace all participating.
Paulding County athletes will be well represented at the regional meet on Wednesday and
Friday at Tiffin Columbian High School as all
three schools had athletes advance.
The top four placers at the district meet
moved on to the regional meet.
Wayne Traces Monique Goings captured
the 100 dash championship with a time of
12.66 while the foursome of Gracie Gudakunst, Stacy Flint, Shayna Temple and Monique Goings took first in the 400 relay in
52.35 seconds.
On the girls side, Antwerps 3200 relay
team of Jaime Ryan, Rachel Williamson, Anne
Miesle and Audrie Longardner finished second with a time of 10:05
Longardner also advanced individually by
placing third in the 400 dash, completing the
event in 1:02.25. Miesle moves on as well to
the regionals, posting a time of 49.49 seconds
in the 300 hurdles that placed her third.
Senior Estie Sinn of Wayne Trace moved on
as well with a fourth place finish in the shot
put with a toss of 32-9-1/4 and Goings took
second in the 200 dash (25.86).
The Paulding duo of Jacee Harwell (9-0)
and JoEllyn Salinas (8-4) each advanced after taking third and fourth, respectively, in the
pole vault.
Girls placing for Wayne Trace but not advancing to the regional were Sinn (seventh,
discus), Ellie Stoller (fifth, shot put) and Stacy
Flint (eighth, 100 dash).
The Raider 800 relay quartet of Gracie Gudakunst, Flint, Shayna Temple and Goings finished fifth.
Hope Smith posted a pair of places individually for Antwerp, finishing seventh in the high
jump and fifth in the 100 hurdles. The Archer
1600 relay squad of Jaime Ryan, Williamson,
Miesle and Longardner placed seventh.
Pauldings Leah Nusbaum took eighth in the
shot put while Kaylee Plummer finished sixth
in the 100 hurdles. Stahl also placed sixth in
the 200 dash.
Plummer, Gabriella Stahl, Harwell and

Kristen Razo also combined to take sixth in

the 800 relay with Plummer, Stahl, Harwell
and Jessica Weller posting a fifth place finish
in the 400 relay. Weller, Christine Clapsaddle,
Stahl and Taylor March recorded an eighth
place spot in the 1600 relay.
Wayne Trace finished sixth as a team with
44 points while Antwerp took ninth at 28 and
Paulding placed tenth with 26.
The boys meet was highlighted locally by
Antwerps Sam Williamson, who led the way
for the Archers by winning the 1600 run in
4:24.24 and 3200 run in 9:52.22.
The Raiders Cole Shepherd moved on to
the regionals in a pair of events, taking fourth
in the long jump with a leap of 19-4-3/4, while
finishing second in the 400 dash with a time of
Pauldings Brendon Lothamer also advanced by taking third in the pole vault at 120.
Seth Saylor is moving on in both the 110
and 300 hurdles after taking second in the 110
hurdles (15.27) while finishing fourth in the
300 hurdles (41.10).
Austin Kuhn also advanced with a fourth
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place finish in the 110 hurdles (15.82) and Senior Sam Williamson took first in the district 800 meter run at Ayersville on Saturday. WilliamJosh Kuhn moves on after taking third in the son was clocked at 4:24 for the win and will move on to the regional competition.
300 hurdles (41.08).
Saylor, Chance Elliott, Josh Kuhn and Shepherd combined to lead the red- white-and-blue
to a third place finish in the 1600 relay with a
time of 3:33.14.
Wayne Traces Scott Wenninger took seventh in the shot put and fifth in the discus
while the 800 relay team of Austin Kuhn, Josh
Kuhn, Saylor and Shepherd placed sixth.
Pauldings quartet of Preston Ingol, Isaiah
Theobald, Branson Minck and Brendon Lothamer finished seventh in the 400 relay.
In the team standings, Wayne Trace took
fifth with 52 points while Antwerp placed
11th at 20 points. Paulding ended up 14th with
eight points.
Wednesdays action will feature participants in the boys pole vault, girls high jump,
boys long jump, girls shot put and boys discus
along with preliminary action in the running
events. Wednesdays portion of the meet starts
at 4 p.m.
On Friday, the remaining field events begin
at 5 p.m. followed by the running events at 6
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Maggie Wilson hands the baton to Sydney Sheedy in one of the relay events during the preliminary round of the district track meet. The team had a time of 57.92 for their effort.

Kelly Pracht/Paulding County Progress

Above- In the 100 yard dash preliminary round at the Ayersville

district track meet Antwerps Arron Romero (right) looks determined to run his best.
Kelly Pracht/Paulding County Progress

Left Top- With a pole vault attempt of 12 feet, Brendon Lothamer from Paulding finished third at the district and will move on to
the Tiffin regional.
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Scott Wagner



Left Bottom- Wayne Trace high jumper Erin Mohr clears the
4-6 mark during regional competition at Ayersville.


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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 3B

Miller to lead Panther

Raider tracksters
sweep county meet basketball program
Sports Writer
HAVILAND The annual Paulding County
track meet was held last Monday at Wayne Trace
High School with the Raider boys and girls track
teams sweeping the titles in 2016.
Wayne Traces boys squad totaled 69 points to just
slip past runner-up Paulding, which finished with 62
points. Antwerp took third with 33.
The Raiders Scott Wenninger posted victories in
both the shot put and discus, recording tosses of 44-3
and 134-0, respectively. Wayne Traces Cole Shepherd captured the 400 dash (56.81) and long jump
(19-1) while Seth Saylor picked up first place finishes in the 110 hurdles (17.6) and 300 hurdles (42.78).
Antwerps Erik Buchan was a double winner as
well, taking first in the 1600 run (4:47.88) and high
jump (5-6). Brendon Lothamer of Paulding took
home victories in the pole vault (11-6) and 200 dash
(25.57) to lead the Panthers.
Other individual winners were the Archers Brian

Geyer (3200 run, 12:02) and Sam Williamson (800

run, 1:59.79).
On the girls side, Wayne Trace posted 77 points
to win the meet followed by Paulding (52) and Antwerp (42).
The Raiders Estie Stoller won the shot put with a
throw of 33-9 while Estie Sinn captured first in the
discus following a toss of 101-10.
Wayne Traces Monique Goings won both the
100 dash (12.9) and 200 dash (28.26) while Hollie
Wannemacher captured the 1600 run (6:24.88) and
3200 run (12:32.01). The Raiders Erin Mohr also
picked up a pair of wins, taking first in the high jump
(5-0) and long jump (14-4).
The red-white-and-blues Kaylee Shepherd
picked up a first place finish in the 800 run with a
time of 2:52.11 while Pauldings Jacee Harwell had
a jump of 9-6 to win the pole vault.
Antwerp also had a trio of winners in Hope Smith
(100 hurdles, 17.14), Audrie Longardner (400 dash,
1:03.85) and Annie Miesle (300 hurdles, 53.22).

Veteran coach returns

to lead Archer volleyball
Sports Writer
ANTWERP When it was
apparent the Antwerp Archer varsity volleyball team was in need
of a new volleyball coach, sometimes, its just the simple idea of
who you know that ends up
coming to the forefront.
With Amy Hammer stepping
down, the Antwerp coach knew
someone who would make an
excellent choice. Hammers first
thought was that of Paul Stoll, a
veteran coach of nearly 30 years.
The former volleyball coach,
who was on the sidelines for 29
year, nine as a varsity coach, was
named head coach at the districts
school board meeting last week.
I have known T.J. and Amy
Hammer for several years. T.J.
was the basketball coach here
at Edon and we have continued
to have a good friendship, said
Amy approached me about
the situation and the coaching
opportunity and after thinking it
over I thought it would be a good
Stoll, who taught agriculture
(FFA) for 35 years while coaching 29 years, all at Edon, will
come out of retirement to lead

the Lady Archers and will bring

along some lofty credentials. Stoll
served as junior varsity coach for
15 years, followed by a five-year
stint as the junior high level before moving up to the varsity
From 2004 through the 2012
season, Stoll was in a unique
position to co-coach along with
Don Walton. During their nine
years together, the Blue Bombers had three seasons when they
went undefeated at 22-0 during
the regular season. From 2007
through 2011, the two compiled
an impressive record of 82-9.
I am pretty excited and anxious about the opportunity. When
I retired, I didnt think I would
miss it, but then I discovered I had
time on my hands and I started
missing it a bit, Stoll said.
Stoll feels like he is in a nice
situation. Being retired from full
time teaching, Stoll will continue
to farm part time and will do
some subbing in the classroom
from time to time. The successful
coach has already meet with the
returning players for next season
and is impressed with the core
group returning. The new coach
has set up a summer schedule
along with open gym and three

Miller is no stranger to Paulding athletics, as the Paulding

alum was the freshman boys
head coach and prior to that the
eighth grade mentor. Miller will
fill the position held by veteran
coach Shawn Brewer, who was
on the sidelines for seven seasons, winning 93 times including three sectional titles, two
district runner-ups and a second
place in the Northwest Conference in 2010-11.
The newly named coach
graduated from Paulding High
School in 1986 and Defiance
College in 1990 with an education degree. Miller and his wife
Misti, have two sons, Jaret, 15,
and Marcus, 16, both students at
Paulding. Miller has worked at
Roberts Manufacturing in Oakwood for 26 years.
Although this is Millers first
opportunity as a varsity head

coach, he has been in coaching

at one grade level or another for
12 years.
Right now, I have meet with
the kids coming back and we
have a mix of some experience

and younger kids who are good
shooters. We lost 80 percent of
of our scoring due to graduation
and so its going to be a transition year, said Miller.
Miller wasnt actively looking
for a head coaching position but
with his familiarity to the local
program and having the opportunity to coach many of the kids
when they were in the lower
grades, his interest peaked and
decided to apply for the opening.
I enjoy the challenge of put-

ting a team together and to get

them to understand what we are
wanting to accomplish and having the kids buy into it. We will
schedule open gym during the
summer and have some summer
camps to play in and I have given each player a summer workout program to follow, said
When looking ahead, Miller
is aware of the work load of a
varsity head coach. He attributes
a lot of his desire to coach to
First of all, Im thankful that
Shawn (Brewer) allowed me to
coach at the younger level. He
has helped me tremendously
to see what our strengths and
weaknesses have been and has
been very supportive, he said.
Athletic director Craig Cicero
said, We are very fortunate with
getting Brian Miller as our head
boys basketball coach. We really
felt that it was important to find
a man of high integrity that has a
vested interest in the program.
He went on to say that Brian
possess a great amount of passion, not only for basketball, but
for Paulding athletics.
We feel confident that Brian
will run a class act program that
will mold young men into future
leaders the Paulding community
can be proud of for a long time,
Cicero concluded.

scrimmages lined up.
I knew the cupboard wasnt
bare at Antwerp and that helped
me make my decision. Plus, Amy
is such a good coach and has done
an excellent job in building a solid
program. I plan to continue what
she did, commented Stoll.
On the lighter side, Stoll
quickly made note that with the
Antwerp colors being blue-andwhite that he already has a wardrobe full of blue-and-white coaching shirts (Edons colors also).
All I need to do is get some
duct tape and make some changes
and Ill be ready to go, the coach
said with a laugh.

Lady Panthers surprise

Tinora in district semi
DHI Media Sports Editor
BATH TOWNSHIP Timely hitting.
That was the difference between Paulding and
Tinora last Tuesday afternoon in Division III District softball action at Bath High School.
The Lady Panthers got it and the Lady Rams
didnt as the Panthers grabbed a 4-2 triumph over
the top seed Lady Rams.
Paulding (12-9) advances to take on Allen East
who defeated Bluffton in the other semi final
game 6-2. Both teams will meet up on Friday at 5
p.m. at Bath.
The Panthers won a pitchers duel between
complete-game hurlers Audrey Manz and Tinoras (16-4) Ashton Helmke.
Tinora also left 10 runners on base, including
the bases loaded in the bottom of the third and the
sixth, to Pauldings six.
Im not so sure Audrey could have done that
earlier this season. She competed and thats all
weve told her all season; compete out there,
Paulding coach Matt Carr explained. Thats
something to pitch out of two bases-loaded jams
like that. We really got some timely hits and getting those two runs in the fifth were really big. We
have four or five freshmen we brought up for our
tournament roster and they bring so much energy
and enthusiasm and thats how we played today;
Im so proud of our 18 girls.
Tinora assistant coach Corey Hale agreed with
Carrs assessment.
Manz did a heck of a job keeping us off-bal-

Sports Writer
Paulding Panthers have selected their next boys head
basketball coach and they
didnt go far to find their
man for the job. At the
Paulding Exempted Village Board of Education
meeting early last week,
the board approved Brian
M. Miller to lead the Panther program.

FUTURE TRINE GOLFER Antwerp senior Jenna Wilson recently signed a letter of intent to play
golf at Trine University. Present at the signing were her high school coach, Scott McMichael; her
parents, Kathy and Tony Wilson; and her sister, Maggie Wilson.

ance. When she had to bear down, she did something different and our batters stuttered at the plate
and we could not get the big hit, Hale added.
We didnt get any until we were down four. The
good thing is we are a young team, with half our
lineup freshmen and sophomores. This is a good
learning experience and once we get through this,
I hope we come back for a long run next season.
Paulding struck first in the top of the first on a
leadoff single by Kelsey Beck, a steal and a 1-out
knock by Haylee Dominique.
Tinora got runners to second and third with
two outs in the bottom half on a single by Kaitlyn
Pscodna and a double by Allison Zipfel.
After the Panthers left a runner on in the second, they got a 1-out solo blast to left by Beck for
a 2-0 lead in the third.
Paulding got two huge insurance runs in the top
of the fifth. With one out, Karissa Lucas and Asia
Arellano singled and Beck walked to load the bases. A wild pitch brought Lucas in and a slice to
center got Arellano in for a 4-0 advantage.
Paulding left two batters on in the sixth and seventh inning in an effort to extend the lead.
Tinora tried to rally in the seventh. Quinn Slattman had a 1-bounce double to the fence in left and
Alexis Metz grounded a hit into left and promptly
advanced on a wild pitch. Slattman scored on a
1-out sacrifice fly to center by Zipfel and Metz
reached third, from which she scored on a single
to center by Helmke. However, Manz induced a SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT Antwerp senior Beth Hawley recently signed a letter of intent to play softcomebacker by Jenna Seither to end the game.
ball at Bethel College. Present at the signing were her high school coach, Heather Barnhouse (back row);
her parents, Bob and Doris Hawley (far right and left); and Bethel volleyball coach (seated beside Beth).

Early blitz sends Lancers past WT in tournament

Sports Writer
HAVILAND Lincolnview
blitzed Wayne Trace for four runs
in the first inning and the Raiders
never recovered as the Lancers
posted a 6-2 win in Division IV
sectional softball action on Friday
afternoon, May 13.
The Lancers scored four times
on six hits in the top of the first
and it proved to be too much for
Wayne Trace to overcome.
Lakin Brant opened the contest
with an infield single before a one
out single by Macala Ashbaugh
put runners at second and third.
Zoey Miller followed with a
double to left-center that plated
both Brant and Savannah Bigham,
who ran for Ashbaugh, and it was

quickly 2-0 Lancers.

Alaina Looser then put Lincolnview firmly in control with a two-run
home run over the left-center field
fence that put the visitors on top 4-0.
Wayne Trace did answer with
two runs in the first.
Carrie Thrasher walked to start
the inning and Sydney Critten singled before a run-scoring single by
Madison Zartman got the Raiders
within 2-1.
Following a pop out by Carley
Wright, Megan Moore reached
on an error that allowed Critten to
score and got the Raiders within
However, as she did much of
the afternoon, Lincolnview sophomore hurler Macala Ashbaugh
then escaped further damage. Ashbaugh got Brooke Sinn to pop up

to third baseman Morgan Miller

before striking out Maggie Crosby
to end the inning.
The Lancers added one more
run in the second when Brant
reached on an error and eventually scored on a one-out double by
Zoey Miller.
Lincolnview did most of its
damage by being aggressive at the
plate. Over half of the Lancer hitters (19 of 37) jumped on Crosbys
first or second pitch of the at-bat
and eleven of those resulted in hits.
They were very aggressive
at the plate, commented Raider
head coach Amber Showalter.
Give Lincolnview credit. They
came in and got some big hits and
they made the defensive plays
when they needed to.
Wayne Trace had opportunities

to score in both the second and

third innings with runners in scoring position but Ashbaugh got out
of the jams each time.
However, the dagger came in
the fourth.
Natalie Torman started the bottom of the fourth by reaching via a
dropped third strike and Keagann
Parrish followed with a single to
left field. After a single to center by
Thrasher loaded the bases with no
outs, Wayne Trace appeared headed towards a potential big inning.
Lincolnview, though, had other ideas.
With the infield in, Ashbaugh
drew a ground ball by Critten to
first baseman Mackenzie Kraft
who throw home for the force out.
Zartman then hit a soft grounder
to Brant at shortstop, which result-

ed in a second force out at home.

Ashbaugh then ended the threat by
catching Wrights pop up to keep
her squad on top 5-2.
It would be the last time Wayne
Trace would threaten.
We had opportunities, Showalter continued. We just couldnt
come up with the big hit when we
needed it.
Brant plated the games final
run with a leadoff home run in the
sixth, setting the final margin of 6-2.
Ashbaugh retired 10 of the last
11 batters she faced, giving up
only a leadoff single to Zartman in
the seventh, to close out the Lancer victory.
The Lancer junior hurler finished with four strikeouts while
scattering eight hits and one walk.
Brant paced the Lancer offense

with two singles and a home run,

driving in one run while scoring
three times. Ashbaugh also had
three singles with Zoey Miller and
Looser both chipping in two hits.
Miller added three runs batted in
and Looser picked up two RBIs.
Thrasher and Zartman each
had two singles for Wayne Trace
while Critten, Wright, Moore and
Parrish all added singles.
Crosby suffered the loss for the
Raiders, giving up 15 hits while
striking out eight in the complete
game effort.
Lincolnview moves on to play
Continental, a 9-4 winner over
Ayersville, on Wednesday at Elida
High School.
Wayne Trace closes its season
with a record of 11-9.

4B - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Large Auction

Large Auction

Saturday, June 11 at 12 noon

4055 US 127
Haviland, Ohio 45851

Sat., June 4
10:00 A.M.

Sat., June 4
10:00 A.M.

Location: 15695 Rd. 102, Paulding, OH - 3 mi. east of Paulding, OH on Rd. 138 (Charloe Trail) to C-131;
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Parcel 1 Location: 9484 Rd. 137, Paulding, OH - 3 mi. east of Paulding, OH on Rd. 138
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Tiller Craftsman 675 Mower Buyers ATV 16 gal Feeder Spreader 6000W
Gas Generator Professional 8.5 Gas Pressure Washer 12 V Lawn Sprayer
Cub Cadet Rough Lawn Tractor Home Lite Weed Trimmer Gas Powered Log
Splitter Cement Mixer 3 Horse Sulkies Horse Tread Mill & Exerciser Horse
Tack Including Harness, Halters, Bridles, Lead Ropes, Etc. Rubber Tired Home
Made Parade Wagon with Seat & Wagon Tongue or Shafts 10+ Metal Gates,
Posts Etc. Shop & Woodworking Tools Including 2 Air Nailers Cordless
Circular Saw 3 T Floor Jack Craftsman 10 Radial Saw B & D 12 Band Saw
Clarke Drill Press Hitachi Reciprocating Saw Stanley Tri Pod Level Drill
Doctor Bit Sharpener Pro Tech Power Miter Saw Sand Blaster Handheld
Electric Grinder & Belt Sander Electric Drills Elec Impact Wrench Cut Off
Tool Socket Sets Tarps, Straps, Etc Pipe, Adjustable, Open & Box End
Wrenches Platform Scale Hammers Shovels Clamps Bolt & Other Cutters ... Bench Grinder Craftsman Rollaway, Chest and Other Tool Boxes ngersoll Rand 7.9 HP, 60 gal, Upright Air Compressor Log Chains Platform Scale
Jack Stands Vise Nuts, Bolts, Screws, Nails, Etc Older Meat Processing
& Other Interesting Items including Butcher Boy Model B 12 Meat Band Saw
Hobart Steakmaster Meat Tenderizer Hand Elec Saw Wrapping Paper Dispenser Antique Meilinks Home Deposit Vault Safe Gun Safe Gun Cabinet
20 Stack Chairs 20 x 26 Canopy 2 Window Air Conditioners Pallets of
Misc Items Misc Lumber & Iron Much, much more Auctioneers Note: This
Is a Very Partial Listing . Equipment Inspection on Fri., June 3rd from 11
A.M. until 3 P.M. and beginning at 8:30 A.M. on the day of the auction. The 16
acres and horse barn where the equipment auction is held and Richards house,
pole barn and 3 acres are being sold on the same day as the equipment at
approximately 10:30 A.M. (we will continue sell small tools) call for auction
information and real estate inspection or bidders packet or visit our Web Site @
www.gorrellbros-paulding.com Personal Property Terms: Cash or check day of
auction. Owner: Richard L. Ross Estate; Ricky D. Ross, Executor; Paulding
Co. Probate Court Case 2015-1086; Joseph Burkard, Attorney Larry D. Gorrell;
Chris Aufrance, Apprentice; Don Gorrell, Ken Manz, Apprentice, Aaron Timm,
Nolan Shisler Auctioneers

Parcel 2 Location: 15695 Rd. 102, Paulding, OH - 3 mi. east of Paulding, OH on Rd. 138
(Charloe Trail) to C-131; then south on C-131 for 2 mi. to T-102; then west on T-102
for mi. (located 1 mi SW of Parcel 1) - watch for auction signs Approx 24 ft. x 34
ft garage blt 2003 and approx 38 ft. x 64 ft. horse barn/equipment barn with 16 ft. x 64 ft.
lean-to blt 1966well, lawn, pastures, driveway with of remaining land farmed in 2015
and former training track area.
Auction location: Both real estate parcels will sell from the Parcel 2 location (horse
farm) with multi parcel bidding selling in conjunction with the sale of the tractors (IH
756 Tractor - IH M Tractor - (2) IH H Tractors; IH F-12 Tractor; 2 Pickup Trucks; Farm
equipment; Skid steer loaders; Horse equipment ; 2 Horse trailers; Shop tools and
related at the same location: Watch for detailed equipment ad . Or Call or stop
in the office for bidders information packet and brochure with real estate details and
equipment listReal Estate will sell at approx 10:30 AM Real Estate Terms: $3,000
earnest money each parcel with closing approximately 30 days from the date of the auction
Personal Property Terms: Cash or approved check day of auction. Owner: Richard L.
Ross Estate; Ricky D. Ross, Executor; Paulding Co. Probate Court Case 2015-1086;
Joseph Burkard, Attorney. Larry D. Gorrell, Broker - Chris Aufrance, Apprentice; Don
Gorrell, Ken Manz Apprentice; Nolan Shisler, Aaron Timm, Auctioneers

Commissioners Journal
Commissioners Agenda May
4, 2016
This 4th day of May, 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.
County Engineer Travis McGarvey The commissioners and McGarvey discussed the TID [Transportation Improvement District]
meeting scheduled for tonight and
decided to cancel the meeting. The
project applications are due May 3.
Another meeting will be scheduled
at a later date.
McGarvey reported Fairground
Drive is once again open to the public. He also noted the 2016 Joint Chip
and Seal Project is ready to start. McGarvey is also working closely with
EDP on a road agreement for their
next wind farm project.
Judge Rister, Judge Beckman,
Claudia Fickel, and Lou Ann
Wannemacher Discussion continued on the topic of credit card
usage and considering obtaining a
procurement card for county use.

Judge Beckman provided a copy

of the ORC ruling on current credit
card restrictions.
Fickel and Wannemacher commented they had taken the time to
contact neighboring counties to inquire as to their credit card policy.
Several counties strongly suggested
not to get a procurement card, stating it ended up being a nightmare.
Other options were discussed;
being, securing open accounts at
retail establishments (receiving a
bill at the end of the month), and
having the purchaser use their personal credit card (turning in the receipt and getting reimbursed). Tax
exempt cards at various retail stores
could be obtained; however, the
purchase would still need to be personally paid and reimbursed. Several disagreed with the tax exempt
card, the reason being employees
or elected officials would still be
responsible for the initial purchase.
Several questions were presented
concerning procurement cards: Will
there be a bank fee? Who will monitor the purchases? Would there
be dollar limitations? Fickel noted
the state is supposedly looking at
changing the credit card policy for

counties; however, it will be a long

Judge Beckman agreed to obtain
an opinion on ORC 301.29 from the
Prosecutor. A follow-up meeting
will be scheduled at a later date.
Ed Bohn, EMA, reported he met
with the Ohio EMA on April 12
regarding the 4th and 5th quarter
reimbursement. He also attended
the Ohio EMA spring directors
conference. Bohn also noted he
will be meeting with the townships
regarding the mitigation plan. The
haz-mat highway transportation
study is now completed. The main
concern is the speed of the trucks
transporting hazardous materials on
US 24.
A motion was made by Klopfenstein to go into executive session at
8:06 a.m. with the Paulding County
Prosecutor and the Paulding County
Auditor to discuss legal matters.
At 8:34 a.m. all members present
agreed to adjourn the executive session and go into regular session.

Holtsberry moved to adopt the
following resolution;
WHEREAS, the Paulding
County Waste Management and
Education Awareness (PCWMEA)
is under the direct supervision of
the Paulding County Commissioners; and
program is in need of a facility to
unload and accept materials to be
recycled; and
WHEREAS, Erie Recycling
of Antwerp, Ohio, shall make its
facility available to PCWMEA,
twenty-four hours a day, seven days
a week, to unload and accept materials to be recycled; and
WHEREAS, compensation
terms are included in the contract/
agreement which is on file at the
PCWMEA office and the Paulding
County Commissioners Office,
now, therefore
BE IT RESOLVED, that the
Board of County Commissioners
does hereby enter into a contract/
agreement with Robby L. Gerken
dba as Erie Recycling of Antwerp,
Ohio, to unload and accept materials from PCWMEA for recycling.

Multiple Listing
To see nice color pictures & interior shots of properties offered
by Gorrell Bros. go to: www.gorrellbros-paulding.com

#1758 3BR, home near Payne

Elementary school. Kitchen/dining
w/breakfast bar. Huge living room,
garage w/ heat & electric. Fenced in
backyard. 305 W. Townline $67,900.
Call Dustin Stoller 419-670-5078

#1736 503 W. Garfield Ave.,

Paulding... 1.5 story, 4 BDRM, 2.5
bath spacious All American home,
C/A, full basement, lg. eat-in style
kitchen, rear deck. New Price
$185,000. Call Joe Den Herder

#1757... Many updates, 3 bed, 1.5 bath

home! New flooring, interior paint, shingles & 3 season room, C/A, 25x20 shed
w/overhead door, 1 1/2 miles W of
Paulding on SR 111. $99,900... Call
Dustin Stoller 419-670-5078

#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

#1755 181 Bittersweet Dr.,

Paulding... Well-kept 2 lg. BDRM, 2
bath condo, kitchen is open to living
room w/gas fireplace, back patio
$110,000 Call Don Gorrell

#1754 300 S. Williams, Paulding...

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

Commissioners Journal
Commissioners Journal May 9, 2016
This 9th day of May, 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.
Ed Bohn, Paulding County EMA,
reported 67 people attended the recent
pipeline emergency class. Attendees
were from Paulding, Putnam and Van
Wert counties.
Bohn reminded the commissioners

of the Norfolk and Southern Railroad

training for first responders scheduled
for tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. at the OSU
Extension Building. He also noted he
will be instructing the orientation meeting to reinstate the Paulding County
Haz-Mat operations level team.
Several area grade schools are
participating in the a poster contest
promoted by the Ohio Committee for
Severe Weather Awareness. Bohn
reported several Paulding County
contest participants entries have advanced in the selection process.
Bohn noted the evacuation policy is

ready to implement. He is waiting for

keys to the shelter facility.
Bohn attended the recent fire
chiefs meeting where the topic of
discussion was EPA consolidation.
Bohn then discussed the Paulding
County Hospitals offer to participate/
coordinate with the local EMS groups
by providing ALS (Advanced Life
Support) assistance on their runs.
He also reminded the commissioners the grant he applied for partial
funding a live fire-training facility
will be awarded on May 19. The commissioners discussed his options if the

grant is not obtained.

Bohn then recognized Phil and
Judy Wells for their EMA volunteer
Klopfenstein moved to adopt the
following resolution;
WHEREAS, Paulding County
owns a 400 foot Sabre Guyed Tower,
located at Fairground Drive, Paulding,
Ohio; and
WHEREAS, the Paulding County

Commissioners has requested from

Sabre Industries Tower and Poles a
structural analysis for the existing
Tower (Sabre Job No. 05-01084;
140289); now, therefore
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board
of County Commissioners does hereby
enter into a contract/agreement with
Sabre Industries Towers and Poles to
supply a structural analysis for an existing 400 foot Sable Guyed Tower, located
at Fairground Drive, Paulding, Ohio.

Holtsberry moved to adopt the following resolution;

WHEREAS, on January 25, 2016,
Avery Jones was appointed as Assistant Deputy Dog Warden; and
WHEREAS, it is appropriate to increase the hourly rate of the Assistant
Deputy Dog Warden from $11.15 to
$12.50; now. therefore
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Paulding County Commissioners do authorize and approve the hourly rate of
$12.50 for Avery Jones, the Assistant
Deputy Dog Warden, effective May 7,

Commissioners Journal
Commissioners Journal May 11, 2016
This 11th day of May, 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.
Sheriff Jason Landers presented the 2016
projections report as of the end of April. He
reviewed the report and explained the negative balance on the jail wages line item is due
to requiring a fill-in worker for two employees who have had to take extended sick leave.
Sheriff Landers then discussed the security/peace officer arrangement at the courthouse. He noted the newly created position
will require one full-time deputy and a second
part-time deputy.
Pass cards (FOBs) have been distributed
to courthouse employees. The suggestion of
issuing pass cards for non-courthouse em-

ployees (for individuals who frequent the

courthouse) was discussed. This discussion
was tabled to be continued at a later date.
Niki Warncke, MVPO, met with the commissioners to review the applications for the
2016 CDBG program.
Nine projects applications were submitted.
Two applications were disallowed because
the entities submitting them did not income
qualify. There were also three competitive
applications to consider. All three were for
critical infrastructure for three Paulding
County villages.
Warncke explained the total 2016 allocation for Paulding County is $75,000, reduced
by $15,000 for administration and fair housing fees. The balance of $60,000 may be utilized to complete up to three projects.
The second hearing for the 2016 CDBG
program will be held in the commissioners
office on Wednesday, June 8, at 11 a.m.
Corey Walker, JFS, informed the commis-

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sioners he will be attending CCMEP training

in Columbus. He also discussed various options for the Jacob Eaton Childrens Home.
Ryan Mapes, Paulding County Ditch
Maintenance, presented the 2016-2017 ditch
maintenance report for Paulding County
ditches and joint county ditches (Defiance,
Van Wert and Putnam). The reports were
concise and complete.
Commissioner Holtsberry complimented
Paulding County Ditch Maintenance, noting,
I have always been impressed with Paulding
Countys ditch maintenance program. They
have always managed to keep equipment
in good working order. Paulding County
ditches, as well as the joint ditches with three
of our neighboring counties, are properly
maintained. This is impressive work for just
two full-time employees.
Mapes reported close to 400 students participated in the recent Envirothon held April
27 at the Black Swamp Nature Center. Sev-

eral schools sent teams to compete in various

Mapes relayed Paulding Putnam Electric
has recently contacted him regarding a community service project at the nature center.
He had a list of several repairs, a few being
replacing the dock and benches, mulching,
deck railing, signage on trails, spring cleaning
inside the building, and possibly adding duck
and bird boxes around the pond area. Mapes
will continue to work with Paulding Putnam
Electric on this project.
Mike Jay, Jobs Ohio, director of strategic
networks; and Jerry Zielke, PCED Jay and
Zielke met with the commissioners to update
them on the Northwest Regional Growth Partnership. Jay shared some statistics regarding
monetary investments, as well as newly created jobs, in area manufacturers/businesses.
He noted a large expansion is planned at the
GM plant in Defiance. Jay also noted several
sites in northwest Ohio are being considered


for potential economic growth.

A motion was made by Klopfenstein to go
into executive session at 8:08 a.m. with the
Paulding County Prosecutor to discuss legal
At 8:23 a.m. all members present agreed
to adjourn the executive session and go into
regular session.
(FUND 251)
Klopfenstein moved to adopt the following
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 CCW License Fund (009),
to-wit; 251-001-00001/CCW License/BCI
AMOUNT: $10,000.

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Mrs. Pfeiffers 3A class at Payne Elementary have been taking care of the
schools very first tower garden this year. They planted rainbow chard,
parsley, gourmet lettuce, strawberry, and tomato seeds. They recently
taste-tested the rainbow chard by making Ham and Rainbow Chard Wraps.

During the last full week of school, fifth graders at Antwerp Elementary School
participated in their first-ever Parade of Nations. In groups, students researched a
country and created a float to represent their nation within three days. Then the
fifth graders pulled their wagon floats through the hallways for other elementary
students to see. Pictured are Lydia Krouse, Jerry Davis, and Laura Wolf.

The Paulding Elementary

fourth graders enjoyed a
fun day at the Nature Center
learning about many things
relating to their science topics
throughout the year. Shown
displaying a worm
found in the soil is
Maci Kauser.

Paulding Elementary hosted an Art Show on Wednesday,

Aided by the power of positive reinforcement, students in Mrs. Fosters 3rd and 4th grade math classes have been working
April 13th. Showing off their musical talent at the event were hard on memorizing math facts during the 2015-16 school year. At the beginning of the year Mrs. Foster made a deal with her
fifth graders Carmen Reno and Cameron Laker as they perform students: memorize multiplication facts by the end of the year and earn prizes. By the week of March 14, the students had reached
a duet on their clarinets.
their goals. Pictured L-R Timmy Dysinger, Jared Varner, Zoah Wineland, Mrs. Rosanah Foster, Lynsey Pease and Orie Weirrick.

The Paulding Elementary fourth graders are busy preparing for their state tests. Shown preparing
Jamie Walters, a local beekeeper from Defiance, recently visited Antwerp Elementary School
testing are students Esther Rocha and Allison Schilt.
and spoke to kindergarten and first grade students about honey bees. He showed the students a
bee box, beekeeping tools, honeycomb, and even some real bees working!

Grover Hill Elementary School

students participated in the 2016
Jump Rope for Heart during Mrs.
Jenn Mohr P.E. classes. This
event is held at schools to help
This week at Divine Mercy School we had a special guest. Doctor Tope came in to talk to each raise money for the American
grade level about their eyes. Here is a picture of the kindergarten and preschool listening as Dr. Heart Association. Pictured
jumping rope is Aubrie Stoller.
Tope uses Sammy Safe Eyes to explain the importance of keeping their eyes safe.

The Following Businesses are proud to

present the Paulding County School Zone
Proud Sponsor of

Paulding Countys School Zone

During the last few weeks of school, seventh grade band

members at Antwerp Middle School have been participating in an
instrument petting zoo during Mrs. Andrea Newells class. Students
rotate through instrument stations to play different instruments
(using sanitizing spray for the instruments, of course!). One student at each instrument station has to teach another student how
to make a sound. Pictured are Asa Humes and Gannon Peffley.

Paulding Maramart
Payne Maramart
127 Maramart
1883 2015

132 Continuous Years

8516, Rd. 137, Paulding

(419) 399-3160

Celebrating our local businesses

and their valued customers!
May 25, 2016

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Find the
and the perfect price!

Mattresses & Box Springs

We still carry double-sided
mattresses & box springs


Experts say a good nights sleep can

help improve your mood, memory,
immune system and ability to
concentrate. See the difference a
new mattress can make in your life
with our lowest prices of the year!

Don & Perrys Furniture, Inc.

Sales & Service

118 N. Williams, Paulding 419-399-4535

Your locally owned and operated
furniture store going on 40 years!

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50/50 and
Raffle Prizes


Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Between the VFW and Fire Hall

Live Entertainment

Austin Bowers, Matt Hopkins, and Jared Pagan

DDT Band from 7 - 11pm

Rib Vendors from 11:30am - 8:00pm

Timmys BBQ Stella Blue Country Lane BBQ

Ribs Pulled Pork Brats
Hamburgers Hotdogs
Curly Fries Steamed Corn on the Cob
Pop Water Sweet Tea Lemonade Shake-ups
Beer Pavillion Ice Cream Elephant Ears
Cracklins And Much More

H.O.P.E. Kids
Activity Area

featuring kid
s games, the
famous dunk
tank, and
much more.

River Run

sponsored by
Community Memorial Hospital
with additional local sponsors

$25.00 for adults

$20.00 for 18 & under

9am start time

Call Dustin Sensabaugh
419-506-0576 to register or
for more information.

Corn Hole Tourney

$15.00 per person

NOON start time

Find us on Facebook under
ACDC Antwerp Community
Development Committee

Call Tom Derck

419-506-0671 to register or
for more information.


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133 Years In Business

Single Wall
Corrugated Pipe

Dual Wall
Corrugated Pipe

Years of Experience
Highest Quality Standards
Ever Expanding Product Line
Outstanding Customer Service
Prompt, Professional Delivery
Always Competitive Prices

Visit Us Online at
Triple Wall
Sewer/Drain Pipe

Call Us Toll-Free at 1(800) 837-3160

or (419) 399-3160
Catch Basins

8516 Twp. Rd. 137 Paulding, OH 45879

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Hornish Bros., Inc.

Due to growing customer demand, Hornish Bros. Inc. of Defiance,
OH, has immediate openings for REGIONAL COMPANY DRIVERS.
This freight will get home nearly every day. Also available is a
3rd SHIFT CITY/SHUTTLE DRIVER position. This position starts
at $17 per hour. We provide health, vision and dental insurance,
direct deposit and paid vacations. If getting home is important to
you and you have a Class A CDL and at least 2 years experience,
call 1-800-334-2231 Mon-Fri 7-3:30 and ask for Recruiting or apply
on our website at www.hornishgroup.com. E.O.E.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Dream... Design... Build...

Jeff Clark/Owner Cell: (419) 399-2511

A Unibilt Homes Builder

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Some things are just

Jackie (Koenn) Taylor

Community Banking
Center Manager

Elizabeth Vance
Retail Lender

Caitlin Blair
New Accounts Representative

NMLS# 1208197

Leslie Townley
Lead Customer
Service Representative

Wendy Groves
Service Representative

First Federal Bank is more than a money manager. When you open your personal or business account, you get access to
products that fit your needs and services like mobile deposit, that bring added convenience. But at each of our offices, youll
find smiling faces, neighborly advice and a team of banking professionals who take the time to provide exceptional service.
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in you, were earning your trust.
Thats what it means to be better together.

905 N. Williams St., Paulding | 419-399-9748

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Whether you are doing major excavation or a minor construction job such as:
planting a tree, installing a fence or mail box post, a damaged gas line can
result in a serious safety hazard.

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Coming Soon!
Cotton Candy Blizzard
returning in June!
New DQ Bake Dessert
Funnel Cake

We would like to Thank our

customers for your patronage.

Dairy Queen

1101 N. Williams Street, Paulding 419-399-2542

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

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Thank you to our 2016 Paulding Chamber of Commerce Members
A Plus Propane
AA Endeavors LLC
Ag Credit Country Mortgages
Alco Products, Inc
Alex Products
Alley Cat Lanes, LLC
American Family Insurance
Ameritel Inc.
Animal Clinic of Paulding
Ann's Bright Beginnings Preschool
Antwerp Exchange Bank
Antwerp Pharmacy
Arend Brothers Inc.
Auglaize Golf Club
Baker-Shindler Ready Mix
Barker, Joseph
Bashore Reineck Stoller &
Waterman, Inc.
Baughman Tile Co. Inc.
Bittersweet Inn
Brune Printing
Buckeye Hearing Health LLC
Bypass Agronomy
Chief Supermarket
City Beverage
Clark Homes, LTD
Community Health Professionals
Compass Youth Center
Cook, Burkard & Gorrell
Cooper Farms
Country Inn Enhanced Living
Crawford, Brenda
Current Office Solutions
Dairy Queen
Dangler Excavating LLC
Dilly Door, Inc
Divine Mercy Catholic Parish
Don & Perry's Furniture
Edward Jones
First Federal Bank
First Financial Bank
First Presbyterian Church
Foltz Insurance Agency/Foltz
Fraternal Order of Eagles
FSC Securities
Fun Factory

Gardens of Paulding
H.E. Orr
Hands of Hope Pregnancy Service
Hartzog Lumber & Supply
Heitmeyer Funeral Home
Iberdrola Renewables
Innovative Assembly Services
Innovative Audio Disc Jockey
Integrity Ford Automotive
James M. Sponseller
Jay Dangler Excavating, LTD
John Kauser Trucking & Excavating
Lafarge North America
Logisticize LTD
Marco's Pizza
Matson Family Chiropractic
Maverick Label, Inc.
Mercer Landmark
Michael M. Mott D.D.S., LTD
MTJ Farms
Napa True Value
Natural Design & Graphics
Noneman Storage
Northwest State Community
Office Partners LLC
Ohio Farm Bureau
Ohio Gas Company
Parc Lane Training Center
Parrett Insurance Agency
Paul W. Harr D.D.S, Inc.
Paulding Area Foundation
Paulding County Carnegie Library
Paulding County Economic
Development, Inc.
Paulding County Engineer
Paulding County Hospital
Paulding County Senior Center
Paulding Entrepreneur Network
Paulding Exempted Village Schools
Paulding Maramart
Paulding Progress
Paulding Putnam Electric
Paulding United Methodist Church
Paulding Village
Payne Chamber of Commerce
Penguin Peddler

Poggemeyer Design Group, Inc

Poly One
Red Angel Pizza, LTD
Rex Williamson Insurance Agency
Sarah J. Mowery, DDS
Schlatter's Plumbing
Searing, Stan and Barb
ServiceMaster by McCann
Shisler Insurance Agency
Signature Embroidery
Solid Ground LLC
Sparkle and Shine Cleaning Service
St. John's Tire Service
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Stahl-Stoller-Meyer Insurance
State Bank
Stiebeling Farms
Straley Realty Auctioneers, Inc.
Subway Restaurant
Systech Environmental
TAZ Construction
The Award Shop
The Hubbard Company
Thompson Steel Company
Time Warner Cable Business Class
Tri County Roofing & Home
Troth Law Office, LLC
United Way of Paulding County
Vantage Career Center
VFW Post 587
Wagner Metal
Water on Wheels
Waters Insurance LLC
Wedding Dreams featuring Grants
Werlor Waste Management
WERT FM Radio - Classic Hits
West Bend Printing
Westwood Behavioral Health
WMEA Program
WMYW 102.7 FM
YWCA Childcare Resource and

Paulding Chamber of Commerce www.pauldingchamber.com

Live Music
UltraSound Events Inflatables &
Rock Climbing Wall
Amazing Food from local groups and
many returning favorites
Tons of family fun

Paulding Chamber of Commerce

Concert Series
6-9 PM
Herb Monroe Community Park
Concerts are free and
everyone is welcome!
Food provided by a different
non-profit for each event.

May 20
Strawberry Hill
June 3
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Your One-Stop Home Improvement Source!

Since 1960
Room Additions
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Call the Master Electrician

Tony Wobler Electrical

Over 30 Years of Experience TOP Quality Electrical Work

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Electrical Services
24 hour residential service

About Us

We are a family run business and have been

serving customers part time for over 30 years.

Residential, Commercial and Farm Services:

Call the Master Electrician
Converting Fuse Panels to Circuit Breakers
Tony studied at Penn Foster, where he
tony Woblergraduated
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Generator installation: Installation and
studied Electrical Engineering. Tony was an
replacement of service entrance equipmentElectrical Adult Education instructor at a Career

Commercial Center
Farm for over 20 years.
troubleshooting and repair of overloaded
Aerial Truck Available
circuits and short circuits.-replacement and
Reasonable Rates
installation of switches and receptacles.
He taught 6-8 week courses introducing the
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plastic conduit.
how to wire homes.
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exterior lighting. Parking lot lighting.

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Grain Bin applications, Underground and

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Contact us today for a free

quote on any of our services.

No job is too small. We treat our customers like




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452 E 2nd St
Delphos, OH 45833 l 419.692.5876

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If you have earthmoving work,

just call us and Lets Talk Dirt.


We dont just dig a hole in the ground, we

shape your pond to meet your needs and
preferences. Next, we cut a stone ledge, then
place stone on the banks. Next we create a
beach area and fill with washed limestone sand.
Any spoil dirt is landscaped around the pond or
your home to create a pleasing, finished look.

Land Clearing & Stump Removal

Our new equipment can handle just about any

land clearing or stump removal project you may
have. Our equipment can reach stumps, trees,
and brush without disturbing the surroundings.
We can clear around sidewalks, edging, ditches,
tree lines, roads, driveways, and more!

Specializing in Farming, Excavating and Land Clearing

Our team and equipment ensure your project will get done on time and with professional results.

See our work on

Mike Todd: 419-769-6666


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