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PHS Adds New Members on Saturday

WT/Delphos Game


E Edition at
Volume 141 No. 22, Paulding, Ohio

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fundraiser set

Fire Department will host a
soup and sandwich supper
from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday,
Jan. 30 at the fire station. The
menu will include ham and
bean, potato and chili soups;
ham, beef, sloppy Joe and hot
dog sandwiches; and a dessert
bar. Free-will donations appreciated.

Blood drive set


blood drive is scheduled in
Paulding County from 8 a.m.-1
p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 at Antwerp High School.
To donate blood, download
the American Red Cross Blood
Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED
CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to
make an appointment or for
more information.

10 students
to compete
in annual
Spelling Bee

ANTWERP The public is

cordially invited to attend the
2015 Journal Gazette Paulding County Spelling Bee. The
event is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 2 at the Antwerp
Local School Auditeria.
Ten school champions, in
grades four through eight,
will compete for the honor of
representing Paulding County
at the Journal Gazette Area
Spelling Bee in Fort Wayne on
March 7.
Individual school champions are:
Grace Tuttle, Antwerp
Middle School
Gaige McMichael, Antwerp Elementary
Joy McIntosh, Christian
Home Educators of Paulding
Kaden Sutton, Divine
Mercy Catholic School
See SPELLING, page 2A

One Dollar

School receives awards

Staff Photo/Paulding County Progress

Last Friday the Paulding Elementary School received a pair of long-anticipated banners from the Ohio Department of Education during a special assembly. The banners represent the achievement made in the classroom in both reading and math at the
state level. The School of Promise award placed the school at No. 98 out of 4,000 schools. The second banner acknowledges
PEVS as a High Progress School of Honor and ranking them in the top 10 percent. Superintendent Bill Hanak and principal
Stephanie Tear along with some of the students look over the banners that will be displayed proudly in the school.

Antwerp, WT athletes are in good hands

2015 Guide
coming Jan. 28

In next weeks Progress,

look for your copy of the 2015
Paulding County Guide.
This annual publication is
designed to provide a comprehensive source for information
about life in Paulding County,
including education, community organizations, leisure activities, government, services,
community resources and
other facts. We think the Guide
will prove to be an invaluable
reference that you will turn to
again and again.

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Family Literacy
Night is Jan. 26
at Antwerp Elem.

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Bobbi Brkovic, athletic trainer at both Wayne Trace and Antwerp, tapes the ankle
of basketball player Hunter Noel. Brkovic serves both schools and is a valuable asset
to their athletic programs. In her fourth year, she helps athletes deal with a variety of
injuries as well as the emotional aspect of working through possible career ending

ANTWERP The Antwerp

Elementary faculty and staff
invite everyone to Family
Literacy Night from 5:15-7:30
p.m. Monday, Jan. 26. The
theme will be Big Hero 6.
Celebrate reading, writing
and learning superhero family style.
Dinner will start at 5:15 p.m.
in the cafeteria. Guest author
Paul Orshoski will speak at 6
The evening will include
family-centered activities,
daycare for younger siblings,
and a free family meal in the
cafeteria. Younger siblings
are welcome to participate
ANTWERP The Antwerp
in activities with their family
Local School Broadcasting
throughout the night.
Centerhas entered a $200,000
national education contest hoping for a chance at one of the
13 prizes that will be awarded
to recognize the best in K-12 innovation.
In addition to completing an
online application, Antwerp
also submitted a short video to
promote its innovative broadcast program that teaches students 21st century skills.
Ten of the prizes to be given
away, valued at $8,000 each,
are from the Peoples Choice
category and will solely be
based on how many votes ap-

When it comes to the athletic scene,
whether it be college, professional or
even high school, the concern for the
overall well being of the athlete is more
and more prevalent. With the number
of concussions being recorded in sports
as well as the upswing with anterior
cruciate ligament injuries, commonly
referred to as ACL tears, and other season ending injuries, many schools are
electing to add staff with expertise in
dealing with those type injuries.
For two local high schools, Antwerp
and Wayne Trace, they have been proactive in dealing with such issues in recent years. Both schools have partnered
with Parkview Sports Medicine and for
the past four years have shared the services of Bobbi Brkovic as their athletic
trainer. She splits her time serving the
high school sports programs at both
schools and finds herself in demand as
she serves as trainer as well as helping
athletes and families deal with their future concerning injuries.
Employed by Parkview Sports Medicine, Brkovic came to Paulding County
after graduating from the University of
My bachelor of science degree is in
athletic training and when I graduated
I needed a job. I always thought that I
would like to work at a university or
even for a professional team, but when
this job opportunity opened up I took it
and I have no regrets. This is the place
I want to be and I cant see myself anywhere else. I love it, said Brkovic.
As the athletic trainer at two schools
Brkovic has little free time. She is dedicated to her job and in helping the stu-

dent athlete recover from injuries. With

a smile she said, Many people think
that we are nothing more than ankle tapers. That is part of it because we are
trying to eliminate ankle injuries but
there is more to the job.
Its a misconception that athletic trainers just sit around in the gym
watching practice or ball games.
I consider my job as if I am a second
shift employee. The day starts around
2 or 2:30 p.m. I report to the school I
am scheduled to be at for that particular day. There is usually an array of
job duties, from helping take care and
give attention to injuries that athletes
sustain in practice or in games to making appointments for athletes to see an
orthopedic specialist or surgeon, said
Part of the job that Brkovic finds to
be the hardest is when she has to deal
with an athlete who may have a type
injury that takes him or her out of competition and is no longer able to participate.
Thats when it gets difficult. You
can help someone heal from an injury
like a twisted ankle but when an athlete
has to deal with an injury that may take
a year of rehabilitation, that can be quite
emotional. Or worse yet, being a victim
of a concussion that ends a young persons sports career becomes very emotional not only for the young person but
also for their family, said Brkovic.
Brkovic knows that often times when
an athlete or even a family member see
her coming their direction its going to
be bad news.
When a kid goes down and is out
See TRAINER, page 2A

Antwerp School
needs help to win
$60,000 prize
plicants have received for their
videos from the public. Video
voting began Jan. 19. Antwerps video is now posted on
the Follett Challenge website
( under
the View Entries tab.
After registering, users can
cast one vote per day through
Jan. 30, when voting ends.
Not only are the publics
votes significant in the video
voting portion of the contest,
but they will also play a role in
the overall rubric, as 20 percent
of each schools final score is Antwerp Local School broadcasts morning announcements and other programs to the enbased on the number of votes tire school (preschool through grade 12) over the television system. The school has entered
the innovative program into a national competition. Here, volunteer members of Antwerp High
See CONTEST, page 2A Schools STS tech crew work behind the scenes during a recent live broadcast.

2A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, January 21, 2015

PHS to induct Hall of Famers on Saturday

Athletic Department and athletic boosters will be inducting
two new members into the Athletic Hall of Fame between the
junior varsity and varsity boys
basketball game with Ayersville this Saturday, Jan. 24. The
Hall of Fame committee has
elected 2004 graduate Ashleigh
Stallkamp and the 1964-65
boys basketball team.
1964-65 Boys
Basketball Team
The 1964-65 boys basketball
team is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. This team
is the only basketball team to
reach the regional tournament
in school history. During the
1964-65 season, the team won
their second straight Green
Meadows Conference championship along with winning their
second straight sectional title.
The Panthers also captured the
only basketball district title in
school history during the 196465 season.
During the season they compiled a 19-5 record, which is
still the most wins in school
history for a Paulding basket-

ball team. The team won a total

of four games in tournament
play that year. They defeated
Crestview by a score of 60-50
and Ayersville by a score of
48-45 in sectionals. They went
on to defeat Hilltop by a score
of 60-58 and Archbold by a
score of 67-58 in districts. Their
tournament run came to an end
with an 87-72 loss to Riverdale
in the Class A tournament.
Ashleigh Stallkamp
Ashleigh Stallkamp graduated from Paulding High School
in 2004, where she earned four
letters in basketball, three letters in volleyball, and two letters in softball.
In basketball, Ashleigh
scored 1,061 points, becoming
the second 1,000-point scorer at Paulding High School.
She was First Team Northwest
Conference as a junior and a
senior and earned numerous The Paulding Panther basketball team from 1964-65 will be inducted into the schools hall of fame this Saturday prior to the
accolades during her final year varsity game with Ayersville. The team picture is from the March 18, 1965 Progress. Team members were, front row from left
Bob Mott, Tim Hunter, Jim Cox, Dave Penn, Bob Miller; back row assistant coach Bob Deken, Jack Suman, Chuck Utterback,
as a Lady Panther.
She was Northwest Confer- John Bissell, Jim Rosselet, Jim Jackson, Gene Baughman, coach Bill Follas.
ence Player of the Year, Van
Wert Independent Athlete of All-District, All Ohio Special
the Year, Paulding County Mention and she played in the
Player of the Year, First Team Indiana-Ohio All Star Game.
In volleyball, Ashleigh was Continued from Page 1A
first team Northwest Confer- for the season and we have to Brkovic somewhat hesitated Concussions is something
ence as a senior and was also tell them the bad news; thats before admitting that her fa- seen these days from little
first team All Paulding County. not fun to do. Sometimes you vorite team is the University league diamond to the proDuring her senior year in soft- have to help kids and parents of Michigan. Asked how that fessional football field and
ball she earned All Northwest deal emotionally with the un- came to be she had a simple re- with any injury it is not only
Conference honors and repre- fortunate side of injuries. Its sponse. Well, my older broth- a physical issue but also emosented Paulding High School not easy to understand or ac- er Anthony loved sports and I tional and mental according to
in the NWC vs. MAC All Star cept but you have to do all you guess I got it from him. He was Brkovic.
can to stay positive and help a Michigan fan and if it was When an injured athlete
After high school, Ashleigh them work through it, she good enough for big brother recovers from a severe knee
then it was good for me also, injury and they go out on the
went on and continued to have said.
Always around sports, she said with a proud look.
court or the field for the first
a record breaking career at the
collegiate level while attend- Brkovic played basketball in Brkovic appreciates her pro- time it becomes a matter of
ing Bluffton University and the high school where she was a fessional working relationship trust. Helping the student athCollege of Mt. St. Joseph. She four year starter on the Ontario she has developed with athletic lete mentally trust their knee to
graduated from the College of (Ohio) Lady Warriors basket- directors, coaches and school be healthy and to have a level
Ashleigh Stallkamp, a four-year member of the Lady Panther Mt. St. Joseph in 2008 with a ball team. She still holds the staff. As an athletic trainer, of success is a big step for them
school record with 111 career Brkovic is licensed and certi- and very rewarding, she said.
basketball team, will be recognized as a new inductee to the degree in psychology.
Paulding Athletic Hall of Fame. Stallhamp is shown in a Feb. Ashleigh is currently a terri- 3-pointers, a record she set her fied by the state of Ohio and is Both Antwerp and Wayne
responsible for taking at least Trace is fortunate to have Bob8, 2004 picture after going over the 1,000-point mark. She is tory sales manager for Pepsi in senior year in 2004.
surrounded by teammates Jill Koenn, Stephanie Pease, Connie Dayton and resides in Ketter- I love sports and I enjoy 50 credit hours of continuing bi and the support of Parkview
being around this age group. education every two years.
Sports Medicine. The athletes
Wehrkamp and Brandy Roughton.
I love the athletic atmosphere With the advent of con- at these two schools are in
and knowing I can hopefully cussion injuries, there is so good hands and Brkovic will
help athletes is a great feeling, much happening in the lives do all she can to bring an inBrkovic commented.
of many young athletes and jured athlete back to the place
Living in the midst of a Ohio we are doing all we can to help where they can play the game
State fan base and even grow- recovery time, education and they enjoy. She may be able to
ing up in the Buckeye state, understanding when it comes improve them to the point they
to these type injuries, said can beat her in a 3-point conBrkovic.
test. No, I doubt it.


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SPELLING BEE WINNER Paulding Middle School held its

Spelling Bee and the champion was eighth grader Heather Manz
(left), daughter of Anthony and Denise Manz. She won the Bee
spelling the word farrago correctly. Runner-up is seventh
grader Savannah Shepherd, daughter of Aaron and Jennifer

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Hailey Hartzell, Oakwood Elementary

Gabriella Casper, Paulding Elementary
Heather Manz, Paulding
Middle School
Faith Meraz, Wayne
Trace-Grover Hill Elementary
Cameron Stoller, Wayne
Trace-Payne Elementary

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Van Wert Putnam and Paulding counties. $46
per year outside these counties; local rate for Military
personnel and students.
Deadline for display advertising 3 p.m. Monday. News
deadline 3 p.m. Thursday.

Katie Strable, Wayne

Trace Jr. High.
Doug Grooms, of Van Wert,
is the pronouncer for the Spelling Bee. Judges for the contest
are Kevin Wilson, principal,
Wayne Trace-Grover Hill Elementary; Cathy Schoenauer,
principal, Divine Mercy Catholic School; and Chris Feichter, director of instruction,
Western Buckeye ESC.
Pat Ross, superintendent,
Antwerp Local Schools, will
preside as master of ceremonies.
The Antwerp Exchange
Bank sponsors the awards
for the County Spelling Bee,
which include gift cards and
trophies for first and second
place finishers, as well as medals and certificates for all of
the school champions. Sandra
Freeman, Western Buckeye
ESC, is the awards liaison.
Contestants are reminded to
report to the Antwerp Local
School Office at 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 2.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Paulding County Progress - 3A


CECIL Maxine Stickney
Laney McMullen, 85, of Cecil, passed away Saturday,
Jan. 10 at The Gardens of


PAYNE William Porte
Smith, of Payne, passed away
at home on Saturday, Jan. 10.


TUCSON, Ariz. Ruby
Lee Venglarcik Tinker, aged
85, died peacefully at home
in Tucson, Ariz. on Tuesday,
Jan. 13.
was born
7, 1929
in Wauseon, the
of Claude
and Rachel (Smith) Jackson. On Oct.
20, 1945, she married Steve
M. Venglarcik, who preceded
her in death on Sept. 20, 1994.
On July 4, 1998, Ruby married Ray Tinker, who preceded her in 2009.
Ruby was formerly employed by Private Industry
Council, retiring in 1995.
Ruby was an avid genealogy
researcher, tracing her family
back to the early 1400s. She
was also very active in volunteer work and missions,
having recently served three
months in Kyrgyzstan, teaching the orphans how to sew.
She was a member of the
Paulding County Regional
Emergency Action Team
(REACT) for several years,
and volunteered at various
thrift stores.
She is survived by seven
children, Ruby Meria (Lynn)
Johnston, Sondra Adams,
Steven (Darlene) Venglarcik,
Caroline (Ronald) Grewell,
Johanna Buchman, John Venglarcik and Richard (Julie)
Venglarcik; 30 grandchildren;
45 great-grandchildren; seven
and numerous nieces and
Ruby was also preceded in
death by her parents; five sisters, Rebecca Moore, Sarah
Kupfersmith, Irene Kupfersmith, Mary Maple and Burnetta Smith; five brothers,
William Carl, Thomas Franklin, Claude Junior, Edward
Eugene and Frederick; one
son-in-law, Donald Buchman;
one granddaughter, Jayden
Heidi Slaydon; and three
grandsons, David Palczewski,
Jonah Venglarcik and Noah
Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 19 at the Paulding
Nazarene Church, Paulding.
Burial was in Cooper-Haines
Cemetery, Paulding Township. Den Herder Funeral
Home, Paulding, was in
charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Lamb
International USA, 3146 N.
Fennimore Ave., Tucson AZ
Online condolences may
be sent to www.denherderfh.


(Stoller) Wieland, age 85,
died Wednesday, Jan. 14 at
The Gardens of Paulding.
She was born March 25,
1929 in Paulding County, the
daughter of Herbert W. and
Leah (Laukhuf) Stoller. On
Jan. 25, 1987, she married
Howard R. Wieland, who
preceded her in death on April
13, 2007. She was employed
by the former R.E. Gorman
Insurance Agency of Paulding, retiring in 1986, and was
a member of Latty Apostolic
Christian Church.
Pauline is survived by
Howards children, Rod (Evelyn) Wieland, Bay City,

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Mich., Corrine (Ray) Schlatter, Hicksville, and Pam (Ken)

Schlatter, Linwood, Mich.;
two sisters, Velma Williams
and Ruth (Jim) Reinhard,
both of Bluffton, Ind.; sistersin-law, Deloris Stoller, Ruby
Stoller and Elaine Stoller, all
of Paulding, Dorothy Dean
Stoller, Leo, Ind., Laura
Wieland and Edith Meier of
Bay City, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and
She was preceded in death
by her parents; husband;
brothers, Justus Jud, Nelson, Willis, Ernest and infant
Edwin Stoller; brothers-inlaw, Jim Williams and Joe
Rice; and sister-in-law, Ellen
(Fiechter) Stoller.
Funeral services were Sunday, Jan. 18 at Latty Apostolic Christian Church, Latty.
Burial was in the church cemetery. Den Herder Funeral
Home, Paulding, handled arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made
to Gateway Woods of Leo,
Ind. or Morton Home for the
Handicapped, Morton, Ill.
Online condolences may
be sent to www.denherderfh.


PAULDING James Elmer
June Laney Jr., age 75, died
at his residence Friday, Jan.
He was
born on
Jan. 5,
1940, in
the son of
James E.
and Olive
J a n e
(Swann) Laney Sr. On March
11, 1966, he married Earlene
Jowes, who survives. He was
a U.S. Army Master Sergeant,
retiring in 1978 after 20 years.
He received two Bronze Stars,
a Silver Star, three Purple
Hearts and an Oak Cluster. He
was then employed by the former Weatherhead of Antwerp
and United Technologies of
Grabill, Ind.
He is also survived by
four children, Carl Laney,
Defiance, Michael (Kathy)
Laney, Hicksville, Ricky (Nicole) Laney, Grover Hill, and
Starla (Tim) Laney Fabela,
Oak Grove, Mo.; 17 grandchildren, Daniel (Alissa) Hernandez, Connor and Mackenzie Fabela, Kyrsten (Gaige)
Tosspon, Benjamin, Holden
(Danielle), Joshua, Alex,
Austin, Brandon, Connor,
Ethan, Dylan, Kaydee, Allison, Courtnie, Carlie Jo and
Gabrielle Laney; great-grandchildren, Alexandria Hernandez, Briella Gudakunst;
Faith, Savannah, Gage, Luca
and Rhett Laney; brothers,
Larry (Dora Mae) Laney, Cecil,
George (Betty), Donald, Kenneth and William Laney, all of
Hicksville, and Danny Laney,
Spencerville, Ind.; and sisters, Doris (George) Clemens,
Continental, Mary Smith and
Sue (Gary) Mansfield, both of
Hicksville, and Jean Robinson,
He was preceded in death by
three children, Angela, Tony
and Jack Laney; brothers, Jack,
Richard, Robert and Ronald Laney; and a sister, Betty
(Laney) Williams.
Funeral services will be
conducted 11 a.m. Thursday,
Jan. 22 at Den Herder Funeral
Home, Paulding. Burial will follow in Forest Home Cemetery,
Hicksville, with military rites
accorded by VFW Post #587.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m.
today, Jan. 21 at Den Herder
Funeral Home and from 10 a.m.
until time of services on Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests donations made to a
charity of the donors choice.
Online condolences may
be sent to www.denherderfh.

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ANTWERP Wallace L.
Geyer, age 92, died Saturday,
Jan. 17 at CHP Hospice, Defiance.
He was born July 22, 1922
in Paulding County, the son
of George A. and Ada (Whirrett) Geyer. On March 30,
1947, he married Alice Eileen
Kauser, who preceded him in
death on July 21, 1992. He
was a self-employed farmer,
a WWII U.S. Army veteran
and a Purple Heart recipient.
He was a member of St. Paul
Evangelical Lutheran Church
in Paulding, VFW and American Legion #253 Antwerp.
He is survived by two sons,
Gregory L. (Charlene K.)
Geyer and Jerald H. (Donna
J.) Geyer, both of Antwerp;
two daughters, Janice A. (Steven) Ouellette, Fort Wayne,
and Cynthia S. (Lonnie)
Keith, Houston; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Polete,
Fort Wayne; two sisters-inlaw, LaDonna Geyer of Antwerp and Marjorie Mathias,
formerly of Fort Wayne;
brother-in-law, John Henry
(Anna) Kauser, Paulding; and
special friend, Lodena Brown,
He was preceded in death
by his parents; wife, Alice;
a brother, George Geyer; a
sister, Merium Bickhard; and
a brother-in-law, Lynn Bickhard.
Funeral services will be
conducted 11 a.m. today, Jan.
21 at St. Paul Evangelical
Lutheran Church, Paulding,
with the Rev. Karen Stetins
officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery,
Paulding County. Visitation
will be held one hour prior to
services. Den Herder Funeral
Home, Paulding, is in charge
of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations made
to Antwerp American Legion
#253 or St. Paul Evangelical
Lutheran Church, Paulding.
Online condolences may
be sent to www.denherderfh.


mother and servant of God,
Ruth E. Fessel Hitchcock
went home to her Lord on
Saturday, Jan. 17.
She was
born Nov.
20, 1915 in
Ind., the
of Samuel
and Nellie
She was a graduate of Pierceton High School. Ruth married E.C. Bud Fessel in
1941 and lived in Fort Wayne.
Born to this union were four
children, Patricia Fessel Luo,
New York, Richard Fessel,
Cape Coral, Fla., Robert Fessel, Paulding, and Sharon
Fessel Chopin, Knoxville,
Tenn. The family moved to
Paulding in 1958. Bud Fessel
passed away in 1968 leaving
Ruth to continue the family
business, Fessel Jewelers. In
1973, she married J. Gareth
Hitchcock, Common Pleas
Judge of Paulding County.
He passed away in 1995. She
was a member of St. Paul
Evangelical Lutheran Church
of Paulding, life member of
John Paulding Historical Society and Paulding County
Hospital Auxiliary.
Also surviving are two sisters, Betty Whiteleather, Fort
Wayne, and Joan Water, Decatur, Ga.; eight grandchildren; two stepgrandsons, six
great-grandchildren; and stepson, Jim Hitchcock, Defiance.
Others preceding her in
death are stepson, David

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two sisters, Mary and Sarah.
Funeral services will be 11
a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 at Den
Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Burial will be at a later
There will be no visitation.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made
to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gideons International or John Paulding
Historical Society.
Online condolences may
be sent to www.denherderfh.


Neidhardt, 89, of Hicksville,
went to be with the Lord on
Saturday, Jan. 17 with her
family by her side.
Mary was born on Aug. 25,
1925, in
to the late
Harry and
Mary was
graduate of Central High
School in Fort Wayne. She
married Gene L. Neidhardt on
Sept. 4, 1945, in Fort Wayne.
Mary was a cook at Hicksville
Village Schools for 10 years
before her retirement in 1989.
She also sold Avon products
for many years. Mary was very
active at St. John Lutheran
Church in Hicksville where
she served on Church Council,
funeral luncheon committee,
Lutheran Women, and taught
Sunday School. She also was
involved in many other groups
including Hicksville Garden
Club, Ladies Card Club, and
Band Boosters. She also volunteered at the Community
Memorial Hospital Auxiliary
and the Bargain Box. Mary
loved her family and friends
often spending time playing
games and cards. She enjoyed
cooking and baking for others
whenever she had the chance.
Mary enjoyed spending time
with her husband, Gene,
whether it be fishing, bowling,
playing Yahtzee, Scrabble, gardening, watching birds outside
their bay window, or trying to
catch more fish than Gene did.
Surviving are her husband,
Gene, of Hicksville; three
daughters, Kathy (Dave)
Schooley, of Hicksville, Susan
Eagleson, of Paulding and Lisa
(Tom) Turnbull of Bryan; 10
grandchildren, Jim (Tonya)
Neidhardt, Brent (Marsha)
Neidhardt, Tom Neidhardt,
Jason (Amy) Schooley, Jennifer (Carey) Gater, Jerome
(Amy) Schooley, Sara (Paul)
Prescott, Christen Turnbull,
Josh (Alexis) Turnbull, Caleb
Turnbull and his fianc Emily
Grisier; 17 great-grandchildren;
and two great-great-grandchildren.
Mary was preceded in death
by her parents; stepfather,
Murel Newland; son, Michael
Neidhardt; and two grandchildren, Rich Sowers and Tina
Funeral services will be
held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23
at St. Johns Lutheran Church
in Hicksville with Pastor
Vicky Coombs officiating.
Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral
Home, Bryan, is in charge of
Visitation will be held from
4-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22 at
the church and one hour prior
to services on Friday.
Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to
consider memorial contributions to Crippled Children and
Adult Society, 309 Wendell
Ave., Hicksville; St. John Lutheran Church in Hicksville;
or Hicksville Senior Center.
Condolences may be sent to
the family or the online guest
book may be signed at www.


PERU, Ind. Kathy Lynn
(Zeller) Hoge, 56, of Peru, Ind.,
passed away Wednesday, Jan.
7. She passed peacefully in her
home of heart failure.
She was born April 27, 1958
in Defiance to Larry and Betty
Zeller. As a teenager, she moved
to the Peru area with her family.
She graduated from Maconaquah
High School in 1977. She loved
flower gardening and being a
She is survived by her daughter, Kyleen, at home; former

husband, Jay Hoge; her parents,

Larry and Betty Zeller of Dayton; sister, Kim Zeller (Vicki) of
Logansport, brothers, Larry Jr. of
rural Miami County andKyle of
South Bend, Ind.; one niece, Kristine Van Baalen (Travis); and a
great-nephew, Mason Van Baalen
of Peru.
There will be no service at
this time. It will be held in the
spring, Kathys favorite time
of the year. Flowers-Leedy
Funeral Home, Peru, Ind., is in
charge of arrangements.
Memorial: Love offerings may
be made to the Kathy L. Hoge
family, through the funeral home

January is Sanctity of
Human Life month

PAULDING January is Sanctity of Human Life month. Jan.
22 will mark the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Courts decision in the Roe vs. Wade case. This decision was a landmark
ruling that legalized abortion in America.
Since that time, over 56,400,000 American babies have been
killed through abortion. Currently in our country an abortion
takes place every 30 seconds. Some women choose to abort because they dont feel they want their life interrupted by a baby.
Some women are afraid that they wont be able to support the
child, and some are just frightened and overwhelmed at the idea
of bringing life into the world alone.
At Hands of Hope we believe that each baby is a gift from
God and that Jesus wants us to love our neighbors by supporting
moms who choose life for their child. We believe that no woman
should feel alone in their journey, said an organization spokesman. We love to come along side women and their families by
offering free pregnancy testing, pregnancy options counseling,
and educational classes. We also offer families free diapers, baby
clothes, cribs, car seats, and other baby care items.
We also know that Jesus asks us to walk alongside women
who have an abortion in their past. We have a volunteer who
knows the feelings that come with having had an abortion who
would love to come along side any woman who needs someone
to talk to. We also offer a H.E.A.R.T. Bible study for post-abortive women, she said in conclusion.
All of the services are completely free and confidential. They
are glad to help any woman regardless of income or marital status.
If you are interested in any of the services offered, call 419399-2447 or stop by Mondays from 2-7 p.m. or Fridays from 9
a.m.-2 p.m. Hands of Hope is located across from the Paulding
County Hospital at 1030 W. Wayne St. in Paulding.
Also, be watching for information on a March 18 benefit with
Pam Tebow.

Annual March For Life

planned in Defiance

DEFIANCE The annual

March For Life sponsored by
Mother Teresa Respect for Life
will be held Jan. 22 starting at
noon at the Defiance County
The reason for the march is
to unite with others to walk and
pray across the nation that day
for the voices of the unborn who
cannot speak for themselves.
Rick Small, area radio personality, will be the host and
master of ceremonies. The
march will be escorted by Defiance City Police where a prayer
will be led by Rick Small for the
Speakers include the following:
Representative Tony Burkley will speak on the steps Ohio
legislature has taken to protect
the unborn.
Pastor Susan St. Peter
of Holgate United Methodist
Church will speak of going
from the darkness into light.
Mary Walz, a medical technologist, mom and grandma
will share a 40-year-old story
of a baby, our awesome God of
miracles and how He trusts us to

help in His Work of answering

St. Augustine Catholic
School, Napoleon will give a
pro-life presentation.
Sheriff Dave Westrick will
share how important life is even
if handicapped where all deserve love.
Jim Zipfel will use his
great gift of music to express his
love for life.
Pastor Jimmy Fry of Free
Christian Church, Continental,
will talk of the definition of
life understanding sharing and
fighting for life, and ending with
All are welcome to come
to support this vital issue. Hot
chocolate will be served.
The Holy Sacrifice of the
Mass will be celebrated for life
at St Johns Catholic Church,
Defiance, at 9 a.m. Jan. 22 with
the Rev. Joseph Poggemeyer,
pastor of Divine Mercy Parish, as celebrant. There will be
Adoration of the Most Blessed
Sacrament throughout the day
ending with Benediction at 5
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Public retirees
should join PERI

Dear Editor:
I attended a meeting on Dec.
3 of the Paulding Chapter of
Public Employee Retirees Incorporated (PERI) at the Paulding
County Senior Center. I was
disappointed to see that only 14
members were present. There
are 336 potential retired Public
Employees in Paulding County
that should be PERI state members. At the present time there
are 190 state PERI members
and 43 local chapter members.
It is important that if you are
a Retired Public Employee, to
become a member of PERI and
attend the meetings. Especially
this coming year, you need to
become informed of the health
care changes, which is going to

a connector model and any legislative changes that will affect

our benefits.
PERI is a non-profit, non-partisan corporation to support and
protect our retirement system
and its benefits; to acquaint the
members with legislation pertaining to the general welfare of
Ohios public employee retirees;
and to provide a means for the
fellowship of its members.
Paulding County Chapters next
meeting will be at 10 a.m. Feb.
4 at the Paulding County Senior
Center, 401 E. Jackson St.
To learn more about becoming
a member or finding out more
information contact one of the
chapter officers: president Virginia Paulus, vice president Linda
Wisda, secretary Justine Holtsberry, treasurer Carol Schaefer, or
legislative officer Rita Diaz.
Merrill Asher
PERI District 2 Rep.

Water leak found

and fixed quickly

Dear Editor,
You gotta LOVE a small
town. I found a water leak in my
yard yesterday and called the
village office and Jerry Smith
came down. I called Kevin
Hanenkratt and he returned my
call 10 minutes later. He and
Jay Dangler showed up this
morning and they did the job for
LESS than the estimate AND
Jay cleaned my drive out before
he left. THANK YOUS all
Rhonda Bakle

The term et al. refers to and others;

et vir., and husband; et ux., and

Auglaize Township
Cheryl L. Bowers, et al. by
Sheriff to T3 Properties LLC;
Sec. 36, 3.002 acres. Sheriffs
Brown Township
Michael R. and Kay E. DeVeaux to Cooper Hatchery Inc.;
Sec. 22, 35.414 acres. Warranty
Michael R. and Kay E. DeVeaux to Michael R. and Kay E.
DeVeaux; Sec. 22, 3.109 acres.
Quit claim.
Elsie M. Gary, dec. to Gregory L. Troyer, et al.; Sec. 8,
25.678 acres. Fiduciary deed.
Carryall Township
Marie deLarme Farms Ltd.
to Elaine L. Harp; Sec. 11, 40
acres; Sec. 16, 59.48 acres and
Sec. 15, 120 acres. Warranty
US Bank, N.A. to Christopher Banks; Sec. 9, 1.714 acres.
Warranty deed.
Jackson Township
Bank of NY Mellon Trust
Company to Arend Brothers
Inc.; Sec. 22, 1.118 acres. War-

ranty deed.
Paulding Exempted Village
Schools to Jeremy D. and Jessica S. Goyings; Sec. 7, 38.183
acres. Warranty deed.
Paulding Extempted Village
Schools to Sue A. Gunderman
and Bruce C. Mickatavage; Sec.
7, 2.816 acres. Warranty deed.
Latty Township
Kent E. and Pamela S. Eddy,
trustees, et al. to Mark W. and
Karen M. Eddy; Sec. 28, 40
acres. Quit claim.
Haviland Village
Patricia A. Ruger, dec. to Edwin L. Ruger; Lots 80-82, Original Plat, 0.495 acre. Affidavit.
Oakwood Village
Shaffers Grain Elevator
LLC to Shaffers Grain Elevator LLC; Lots 61-63 and parts
of abandoned alley; 0.857 acre.
Warranty deed.
Paulding Village
Ronnie H. Phlipot to Antwerp
Exchange Bank Co.; Lot 18,
Noneman DeMuth Allotment,
0.26 acre. Quit claim.
Bernice B. Carnahan, dec. to
Roger D. and June R. Flemens;
Lot 30, Noneman Subdivision,
0.17 acre. Fiduciary deed.

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Common Pleas
Civil Docket

The term et al. refers to and

others; et vir., and husband; et
ux., and wife.

Lynette S. Huckabaa,
Payne vs. Kenneth J. Huckabaa, Paulding. Divorce.
Marriage Licenses
Michael Paul Barnes, 20,
Paulding, laborer and Shantel
Brieann Schott, 22, Paulding,
homemaker. Parents are Daniel Barnes and Melissa Miller;
and James Schott and Tamara
Donovan Storm Carnahan,
19, Oakwood, parts washer
and Marisa Lynn Armentrout,
18, Oakwood, homemaker.
Parents are Cory Clippinger and Gwen Carnahan; and
Marvel Armentrout and Kathryn Haruff.
Administration Docket
In the Estate of Robert D.
Dix, application to administer
Criminal Docket
Fidel Gomez Gutierrez, 26,
of Paulding, was arrested on
a bench warrant recently and
was arraigned for forgery
(F5) on Jan. 14. The warrant
was issued in March 2014
when he failed to appear for
Jazzy E. Dudley, 20, of Allen Park, Mich., was granted
his motions to suppress evidence recently. Afterwards
the State filed a motion to

dismiss a charge of identity

fraud (F5).
Jwanza Akeem Scott, 23,
of Columbus, had his motions
to suppress evidence granted
by the Court recently. The
State has since filed a motion
to dismiss the identity fraud
(F5) case against him.
Jeffery D. Wieble, 25, of
Oakwood, had charges of
breaking and entering (F5)
and receiving stolen property
(F5) against him dismissed
without prejudice at the motion of State. He must pay
$243 costs. It was determined
that although he did transport
a stolen horse, he had been
presented with invalid papers
of ownership.
Sabrina E. Gutierrez, 24, of
Paulding, was scheduled for
a hearing on her motion for
intervention in lieu of conviction. It was set for March 2.
She is accused of trafficking
in drugs (F4).
Leland S. Lust, 51, address
unavailable, will be sentenced Feb. 9 after a recent
change of plea hearing. At
that time, a rape (F1) charge
and four counts of gross sexual imposition (F3) were dismissed upon a motion of the
State. He entered a guilty plea
to one count gross sexual imposition (F3).
Newlyn W. Baker, 36, and
Jeremy A. Lamond, 36, both

of Paulding, who had previously had their indictments

joined for trial, had those
indictments severed by the
Court. It was determined that
the mens cases would be
prejudiced it they were tried
together. Baker is charged
with two counts complicity to
trafficking in marijuana (F3)
and possession of marijuana
(F5), while Lamond is accused of two counts trafficking in marijuana (F3). Additionally, the Court overruled
Bakers motion to suppress
evidence on three points of
Wade R. Bissell, 24, of
Paulding, has been scheduled
for a Feb. 2 pretrial conference regarding his indictment
alleging trafficking counterfeit controlled substance (F5).
Shannon R. Lambert, 45,
of Oakwood, was recently set
for a Jan. 22 pretrial conference for his felonious assault
(F2) indictment. A Jan. 13
jury trial date was vacated at
that time.
Ricky L. Dix, 51, of Paulding, was sentenced to 18
months in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and
Correction after pleading
guilty to domestic violence
(F4). He must pay $317 costs.
Frankie L. Taylor, 34, of
Paulding, will be sentenced
Feb. 9 after a recent change
of plea. Charges of illegal assembly of chemicals for the
manufacture of drugs (F3)
and possession of methamphetamine (F5) were dismissed upon a motion of State
and he entered a guilty plea to
illegal manufacture of drugs
Ruthann Swary, 39, of
Antwerp, was ordered to be
evaluated to determine if she
qualifies for intervention in
lieu of conviction regarding
her indictment alleging possession of methamphetamine
(F5). A hearing to make the
determination was set for
Feb. 17. A Feb. 24 jury trial
date was vacated. All criminal
proceedings in the case were

stayed until the outcome of

the hearing.
Damien A. Smith, 34, Antwerp, was ordered to serve
two five-year sentences to
community control sanctions,
having previously been found
guilty of two counts nonsupport of dependents (F5).
They will be served concurrently. In addition to standard
conditions, he must serve 20
days in jail, obtain/maintain
employment and seek work
through Paulding County
Child Support Enforcement
Agency when unemployed,
make support payments when
due, pay all arrearages before sanctions are complete,
comply with drug and alcohol prohibitions, submit to
random tests, file income tax
returns, and pay $233 court
Tracy L. Hoeppner, 46, of
Oakwood, had a motion for
house arrest denied by the
Court. She is charged with
breaking and entering (F5),
theft (F5) and possession of
drugs (F5).
Robert L. Carnahan, 49,
of Oakwood, will be sentenced Feb. 17 for breaking
and entering (F5). A charge
of breaking and entering (F5)
was dismissed upon a motion
of State.
Jeremy Baer, 31, of Van
Wert, entered guilty pleas to
two counts nonsupport of dependents (F5) and will be sentenced on March 2.

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Katie Diaz (left) was guest speaker at Paulding Kiwanis Club.

Diaz, owner of the Flat Rock Pottery and Ceramics located in
Paulding, is starting a fund raising project to benefit the local
food bank. The project will be called the Empty Plate. Different people in the community will be asked to decorate a plate,
then the plates will be on display at many activities throughout
the year; those attending will be asked to judge the art work and
be asked for a donation to the food bank. Program chairman
was Erika Willitzer.

Patrols Grigsby named

commander of VW Post
VAN WERT Sgt. Timothy P. Grigsby was promoted
to the rank of lieutenant by
Colonel Paul A. Pride, Patrol
superintendent, during a ceremony at the Patrols Academy. Lt. Grigsby will transfer
from his current assignment
at the Lima Post to serve as
post commander of the Van
Wert Post.
Sgt. Grigsby began his
Patrol career in June 2005
as a member of the 145th
Academy Class. He earned
his commission in January
the following year and was
assigned to the Lima Post,
where he was selected as Post
Trooper of the Year in 2009
and 2010. While at the Lima
Post, he also earned the Ace
Award for excellence in auto
larceny enforcement in 2007


and 2009. In 2011, he was
promoted to the rank of sergeant and transferred to the
Van Wert Post to serve as an
assistant post commander. In
2012, he returned to his most
recent assignment at the Lima

Police Report
Sunday, Jan. 11
11:22 a.m. Officers were called to Tom Tim Drive for an unwanted person complaint. Before their arrival they were told to
disregard because the subject left.
Monday, Jan. 12
10:24 a.m. Family disturbance on Dennis Street was looked into.
12:10 p.m. Intoxicated pedestrian on Dooley Drive was transported home.
3 p.m. Paulding County Hospital ER requested assistance with
an irate patient.
4:03 p.m. Rear-ending accident on North Williams Street was
4:50 p.m. Backing accident in the parking lot of an East Perry
Street business was handled.
6:35 p.m. Paulding County Hospital ER reported a walk away.
Police located and returned her.
8 p.m. Police assisted Bryan Police Department by attempting to
deliver a message.
Tuesday, Jan. 13
10:14 a.m. Officers were called to Paulding County Hospital for
an uncooperative patient.
1:42 p.m. Unruly student complaint came from Paulding Middle
5:20 p.m. Dog complaint was lodged from Miller Parkway
Drive. The complainant called back to say the animal had been
picked up.
5:40 p.m. Dog complaint was looked into on Maple Street. Officers were unable to find the canine.
Wednesday, Jan. 14
4:50 p.m. Menacing was reported from McDonald Pike.
Thursday, Jan. 15
2:35 p.m. Unwanted subject was addressed on McDonald Pike.
A female was told to go and she left.
4:05 p.m. A North Main Street resident told officers someone
damaged their truck while it was parked in the driveway.
Friday, Jan. 16
12:20 p.m. Officers were called to an altercation on East Perry
Street. The subjects worked the matter out.
12:30 p.m. Resident of West Perry Street told police someone
rifled through their home while they were gone. Nothing was noted
to be missing.
Saturday, Jan. 17
4:32 a.m. Police found a West Perry Street business secure upon
responding to an alarm.
Sunday, Jan. 18
2:44 a.m. Unwanted subject was reported on East Perry Street.
7:45 a.m. A Woodring Avenue resident told police someone
backed into their car overnight.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Paulding County Progress - 5A

County Court
Civil Docket:
First Select Inc., Pleasanton, Calif. vs. Barbara C. Ramey, Oakwood.
Money only, satisfied.
Capital One Bank, Louisville, Ky.
vs. Allison Crabill, Antwerp. Money
only, satisfied.
Genfed Financial Credit Union
Inc., Akron vs. Justin W. Tope, Paulding. Other action, judgment for the
plaintiff in the sum of $12,455.88.
Garbani LLC, Defiance vs. Michelle Sherry, Cecil. Small claims,
judgment for the plaintiff in the sum
of $476.04.
Birdstone Inc., Paulding vs. Casey
Perez, Paulding. Evictions, judgment
for the plaintiff in the sum of $2,810.
Midland Funding LLC, San Diego
vs. Annette Shepherd, Payne. Other
action, dismissed.
Peters Body Shop Inc., Fort Wayne
vs. Jerome P. Brock, Antwerp. Small
claims, judgment for the plaintiff in
the sum of $2,915.94.
William S. Bricker D.D.S., Antwerp vs. Jodi (Grove) Lucas. Other
action, judgment for the plaintiff in
the sum of $855.87.
Returned To You Ltd., Paulding
vs. James Mehring, Oakwood and
Lee Ann Mehring, Oakwood. Small
claims, judgment for the plaintiff in
the sum of $466.13.
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance
vs. William Kelble, Antwerp. Small
claims, dismissed.
Traffic Docket:
Danielle Rae Flynn, Grover Hill,
failure to reinstate; $100 fine, $95
costs; provide proof of financial
responsibility by Jan. 9, pay $75

monthy, pay or collect by April 24.

Danielle Rae Flynn, Grover Hill,
failure to control; $68 fine; POC by
April 24.
Patrick J. Lothamer, Fort Wayne,
37/25 speed; $33 fine, $82 costs.
Paul Thomas McCrary, Belleville,
Mich., 83/65 speed; $43 fine, $77
Kevin S. Brown II, Newburgh, Ind.,
86/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Jennifer R. Herber, Antwerp, stop
sign; $53 fine, $77 costs.
Lynn M. Herrick, Lincoln Park,
Mich., 85/65 speed; $43 fine, $77
Michael L. Thomas, Pepper Pike,
following close; $53 fine, $80 costs.
Juan Antonio Valle, Van Wert, seat
belt; $30 fine, $50 costs.
Tyler J. Becker, Bridgewater, Ma.,
76/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Bridgit K. Farley, Noblesville, Ind.,
79/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Timothy I. Haurez, Buck Creek,
Ind., 85/65 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs.
Sawyer L. Temple, Payne, left of
center; dismissed at the States request.
Ryan S. Dawson, Fort Wayne, OVI;
dismissed without prejudice, costs
waived at the States request.
Ryan S. Dawson, Fort Wayne,
79/65 speed; dismissed without prejudice, costs waived at the States request.
Sawyer L. Temple, OVI/breath
low; $375 fine, $132 costs, 3 days jail,
6-month license suspension; may attend the DIP Program in lieu of jail,
ALS vacated, POC date of Jan. 30,
community control ordered, secure a

Sheriffs Report
Friday, Jan. 9
10:35 a.m. Defiance Regional
Medical Center told deputies
they were treating a couple who
claimed to have been assaulted
in a parking lot along US 127 in
Emerald Township.
11:09 a.m. Dog complaint
was looked into on Road 163 in
Auglaize Township.
12:05 p.m. A Brown Township resident of Road 177 lodged
a dog complaint.
2:45 p.m. Cut camera wire
was reported from Road 8 in
Emerald Township.
6:57 p.m. Deputies documented a car/deer accident on
Road 111 in Jackson Township.
Saturday, Jan. 10
8:57 a.m. Neglect of horses on
Road 191 in Auglaize Township
was investigated.
9:30 a.m. A Melrose resident
told deputies they were missing
a license plate.
10:32 a.m. K9 unit was deployed on Ohio 111 in Emerald
2:09 p.m. Oakwood EMS was
encoded for a two-vehicle accident on Ohio 66 at Road 10 in
Auglaize Township. Post 81 of
Ohio State Highway Patrol handled the investigation. Auglaize
Township assisted at the scene.
No further information was
2:49 p.m. Dog complaint was
handled on Ohio 637 in Latty
3:38 p.m. Drive-off theft of
gas was reported from Melrose.
5:47 p.m. Three Antwerp fire
units with their EMS responded
to a call about a gas leak on Road
13 in Carryall Township. They
were on the scene over 20 minutes.
6:32 p.m. Car/deer crash on
Ohio 613 in Brown Township
was documented.
6:50 p.m. Hit/skip accident
on Road 176 in Crane Township
was investigated.
10:58 p.m. Deputies handled
an accident on Ohio 66 at Road
209 in Auglaize Township. No
further information was available.
Sunday, Jan. 11
1:53 a.m. A vehicle search
was conducted along US 127
south of Paulding in Paulding
9:35 a.m. Dog complaint was
looked into on Road 131 in Jackson Township.
9:40 a.m. Damage to a house
along Road 87 in Paulding
Township was investigated.
5:23 p.m. Possible domestic

valid drivers license, 20 hours community service, 87 jail days reserved.

Sawyer L. Temple, Payne, left of
center; dismissed at the States request.
Sawyer L. Temple, Payne, 70/55
speed; dismissed at the States request.
Eugene A. Vajen, Defiance, OVI;
$525 fine, $120 costs, 18 days jail, 3
year license suspension; may attend
the DIP Program in lieu of 3 days jail,
105 days scram, POC by Jan. 30, community control ordered, restitution to
victim, evaluation at Westwood, 162
days jail reserved.
Eugene A. Vajen, Defiance, failure
to control; dismissed at the States request.
Justin Michael Stowe, Copperas
Cove, Texas, 83/65 speed; $43 fine,
$85 costs.
Ashley R. Gross, Westfield, Ind.,
85/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Jessica R. Vanvalkenburg, Paulding, FRA suspension; $100 fine with
$75 suspended, $87 costs; proof of financial responsibility provided, POC
by Jan. 30, defendants physical license returned in open court.
Robert C. Hurtig, Mark Center, failure to yield to emergency vehicle; $68
fine, $80 costs.
Caitlin A. Thompson, St. Louis,
Mo., 80/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Matthew E. Dunmead, Warsaw,
Ind., 77/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Anthony J. Higgins, Dayton, 65/55
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
William O. Graham, Paulding, stop
sign; $53 fine, $80 costs.
Charity L. Moore, Cloverdale, left
of center; $53 fine, $80 costs.

Corey Randall Hampson, Bloomfield Hill, Mich., 83/65 speed; $43

fine, $80 costs.
Laura M. Rood, Toledo, 76/65
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Denzel E. Rome Harris, Southfield,
Mich., 81/65 speed; $43 fine, $80
Jordan N. Rex, Spencerville, 72/55
speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Steven Wade Ford, Benton, Ark.,
76/65 speed; $63 fine, $80 costs.
Janna M. Kennedy, Mayfield
Heights, 78/65 speed; $33 fine, $80
Merinda Branham, Oakwood, failure to control; $68 fine, $77 costs.
Scott A. Altic, Antwerp, theft; $154
costs; pay restitution in the amount of
$50.38 today, may be additional bad
check fee.
Terrance N. Branson, Van Wert,
FRA suspension; $100 fine with $50
suspended, $112 costs; proof of financial responsibility provided, POC by
Feb. 27, warrant and warrant block
Terrance N. Branson, Van Wert,
38/25 speed; $50 fine; POC by Feb.
Daniel Li Wu, Ann Arbor, Mich.,
85/65 speed; $43 fine, $121.50 costs.
Michael Allen Cassavar, Indianapolis, 76/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Benjamin J. Potts, Toledo, 77/65
speed; $33 fine, $85 costs.
Alexander J. Gregorich, Berkley,
Mich., 80/65 speed; $43 fine, $77
Kyle H. Couch, Arcadia, Ind.,
94/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Kitrick L. Schrader, Columbia

City, Ind., 78/65 speed; $33 fine, $80

Nathan J. Woodby, Cecil, failure to
check trap; $83 fine, $77 costs.
Aaron W. Woodby, Defiance, failure to check trap; $83 fine, $77 costs.
John L. Bryan, Columbus, 69/55
speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Alijandro D. Catalan, Fort Wayne,
82/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Charles Hinschlager, Sherwood,
insecure load; $68 fine, $77 costs.
Justin R. Villella, Pittsburgh, Pa.,
86/65 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs.
Francisco P. Moreno, Toledo,
81/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Cory Rager, Paulding, failure to
control; $68 fine, $77 costs.
Christina Marie Scantlen, Bryan,
69/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Rhonda S. Kidd, Melrose, failure
to control; $68 fine, $80 costs.
Jordan Mitchell Eimer, Fort
Wayne, 78/55 speed; $43 fine, $80
Daniel J. Daunhauer, Muncie, Ind.,
80/65 speed; $43 fine, $85 costs.
Eric E. Rohrs, Napoleon, 77/65
speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Norman E. Engel Jr., Swanton,
78/65 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Evan M. Phillips, Indianapolis,
79/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Jodi L. Butcher, Carmel, Ind.,
80/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Amanda Joyce Allen, Pacific, Mo.,
80/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Matthew D. Molnar, Fort Wayne,
80/65 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Prit Pal Singh Pandher, Etobicoke,
Ont., failure to control; $68 fine, $80

Commissioners Journal

situation was reported form Road

166 in Brown Township.
5:24 p.m. Unwanted person
complaint was handled on Ohio
111 in Emerald Township.
5:47 p.m. Tree fire was reported along Ohio 637 in Latty
7:32 p.m. Car was seen in a
ditch along Ohio 637 at Road
169 in Auglaize Township. No
further information was available.
9:02 p.m. A vehicle was towed
from the scene of an accident on
US 127 south of Paulding. No
other details were available.
9:35 p.m. Melrose resident
complained about a dirt bike
being operated on the streets.
11:54 p.m. Two Paulding fire
units, one from Antwerp and another from Payne responded to a
report of a bedroom filling with
smoke on Ohio 500 in Paulding
Township. They were there over
1 1/2 hours. Paulding EMS stood
Monday, Jan. 12
6:01 a.m. Deputies responded
to an alarm at a business on Road
179 in Auglaize Township.
6:22 a.m. An alarm sounded
at a business along Road 151 in
Latty Township.
7:23 a.m. Motor vehicle accident was investigated on Ohio
66 south of Ohio 613 in Brown
Township. No further information was available.
7:58 a.m. Car in a ditch was
investigated on Ohio 111 in
Road 93 in Paulding Township.
No other information was available.
8:35 a.m. Deputies handled
a motor vehicle accident along
Road 21 in Benton Township.
Further information was not
8:37 a.m. ODOT reported a
slide-off along Ohio 613 at Road
209 in Brown Township.
10 a.m. Dog complaint was
handled on Maple Street in
11:46 a.m. Oakwood EMS
made a transport from a fire on
Road 171 in Brown Township.
Fire units on the scene included
three from Oakwood, three from
Grover Hill, four from Paulding,
and one from Auglaize Township. First responders were on
the scene for nearly three hours.
12:24 p.m. Dog complaint
was lodged from an undisclosed
12:52 p.m. Two Payne fire
units responded to a reported fire
on McDonald Pike in Paulding.
They were there about ten minutes.

3:49 p.m. Cecil resident re- Commissioners Journal January 5, 2015

This 5th day of January, 2015, the Board
ported a scam.
of County Commissioners met in regular
4:34 p.m. Dog complaint session with the following members prescame in from Road 73 in Emer- ent: Tony Zartman, Roy Klopfenstein,
Mark Holtsberry, and Nola Ginter, Clerk.
ald Township.
7:39 p.m. Suspicious vehi- MEETING NOTES OF APPOINTcle was seen along Road 176 in MENTS
Deputy Dog Warden Jared Renollet met
Crane Township.
briefly with the commissioners and county
8:25 p.m. Deputies assisted Auditor Claudia Fickel to discuss dog tags.
Defiance County Sheriffs of- Dog tags will be on sale in the auditors
through Jan. 31 for the calendar year
fice with a complaint on Jericho office
2015. Renollet noted there will be one more
Road in their county.
notice in the newspaper. He intends on folTuesday, Jan. 13
low-up to those who purchased tags in 2014
1:34 p.m. Barking dogs and not for 2015 by sending postcards.
Renollet reported handling 309 dogs in
were the basis of a complaint in 2014;
57 were adopted and 163 were reHaviland.
deemed by their owners. 61 dogs were res 1:42 p.m. A motorist reported cued and only 24 were euthanized. Renolseeing a man dressed in all black let emphasized the Paulding County Dog
walking the tracks along Road Kennel has a no suffering policy. Most
euthanizations were performed due to the
133 at Road 8 in Emerald Town- dogs aggressive behavior or its unresolved
health/medical issues.
2:22 p.m. Threats by phone Renollet requested permission to attend
were reported from Grover Hill. a Humane Agent Training on animal cruand the law in London, Ohio, on Feb.
3:27 p.m. Car/dog accident elty
17-19. The assistant dog warden will overwas reported from US 127 near see the kennel on the days he is gone.
Renollet reported mechanical issues
Road 72 north of Haviland.
9:57 p.m. Land owner along with the S-10. He also noted he is working
the sheriffs office to obtain a taser gun
Road 139 in Emerald Township with
for use on the job.
reported four or five snowmo- Pam Miller and Jerry Zielke, Paulding
biles trespassing on their prop- County Economic Development - Miller
presented paperwork for an RLF (paid in
full) for the commissioners signatures.
Wednesday, Jan. 14
Zielke provided an update on the job/career
5:16 a.m. Three Cecil/Crane expo he would like to sponsor at the Pauldfire units plus two from Antwerp ing County Fair this summer.
along with their EMS responded Corey Walker, Defiance/Paulding
to a call about an outbuilding County Consolidated Job and Family Services, reported he has the Harrison Street
filled with smoke on Road 230 building cleaned out with the exception of
in Crane Township. They were two rooms. He noted a variety of office
equipment to relocate. Walker commented
there more than 30 minutes.
10:15 a.m. Dog bite was in- the agency is running smoothly, in spite
the hurdles they have jumped this past
vestigated on Road 144 in Har- of
year. He reminded the commissioners the
rison Township.
next board meeting is March 2 at 11 a.m. in
10:24 a.m. A Benton Town- Paulding.
ship resident of Road 47 reported Commissioners Journal January 7, 2015
This 7th day of January, 2015, the Board
seeing a suspicious vehicle pull- of County
Commissioners met in regular
ing in and out of driveways.
session with the following members pres 1:15 p.m. Deputies handled ent: Tony Zartman, Roy Klopfenstein,
an accident on Road 87 near Mark Holtsberry, and Nola Ginter, Clerk.
NOTES OF APPOINTthe intersection of Road 124 in MEETING
Paulding Township. Further in- Sheriff Jason Landers and the commisformation was not available.
sioners discussed the full-time status of
2:53 p.m. Parking lot accident the dog warden. It was determined that 40
was investigated in Oakwood. hours/week is considered full time for the
dog warden position. These hours coincide
No further information was with the sheriffs office policy.
Sheriff Landers reported the dog kennel
is running well. Dog Warden Jared Renollet
Thursday, Jan. 15
6:55 a.m. Deputies docu- has done a good job of keeping the kennel
and the dogs moving.
mented a car/deer collision on clean
Landers presented the union contract for
Road 424 east of Road 105 in the commissioners review and signatures.
He then discussed the general maintenance
Carryall Township.
10:40 a.m. Dog complaint and cleaning of the sheriffs office, which
snow removal and mowing. The
came in from Road 138 in includes
tax-map office provided the sheriff with a
Brown Township.
map to determine the property line at the
5:39 p.m. Vehicle search was sheriffs office.
conducted on Ohio 114 in Ben- County Auditor Claudia Fickel presented quotes for getting postcards printed
ton Township.
and mailed reminding dog owners to pur 6:20 p.m. Deputies conducted chase dog tags.
a vehicle search on Road 424 in Ed Bohn, Paulding County EMA, presented his 2015 goals-projects-plans for
Crane Township.
7:04 p.m. Juvenile matter was Paulding County EMA. He has identified
eight goals, 10 projects and eight plans to
looked into on Ohio 637 in Aug- complete for the State of Ohio. Bohn emlaize Township.
phasized completion of these goals, projects, and plans is a huge undertaking and
Friday, Jan. 16
6:58 a.m. Paulding EMS will require assistance. His plans are to rely
on other area county EMA directors
made a transport from the scene heavily
(including state and regional EMA staff),
of an accident on Road 87 at local businesses, and the countys profesRoad 82 in Paulding Township. sional first responders to accomplish his
Paulding Fire Department as- goals.
Continued from Page 4A
One of Bohns priorities is to work on
sisted at the scene. No further re-establishing
Paulding Countys Mitigation Plan. He hopes to secure grant dollars
10:48 a.m. Family disturbance on North Main Street was information was available.
to hire a professional firm to write the plan.
10:10 p.m. Unwanted person was reported from Woodring
Avenue. He was gone when officers arrived.
Monday, Jan. 19
2:20 a.m. Officers observed three male juveniles walking
from the down town area, eventually onto North Water Street.
They were told to get to their destination and warned about
curfew. They were to tell their parents about having interacRates Include: e-filing
tion with law enforcement.
2:36 a.m. Police observed three more male juveniles walking in the downtown area then toward North Water Street.
State, City, School
They were stopped and told to get home due to curfew. They
were informed to tell their parents about having interaction
with law enforcement.




Paulding Countys plan has not been approved since 2010. Bohn pointed out that
once the plan is back in place, he will be
able to apply for several grants through the
state for the county.
Bohn mentioned the possibility of parttime clerical help in the EMA office. He
would like to revamp the office to allow
adequate work space and to allow for public interaction. Bohn also plans to begin
quarterly meetings with the EMA advisory
committee to keep them abreast of EMA
Although Bohn realizes he has put quite
a bit on his plate for 2015, he noted it is necessary to set goals so the agency will have
a sense of direction. The commissioners
commended Bohn for his work and dedication and encouraged him to move ahead
on his projects and plans for 2015.
A motion was made by Klopfenstein to
go into executive session at 8:06 a.m. with
the Paulding County Prosecutor to discuss
legal matters. The motion was seconded by
Holtsberry. All members voting yea.
At 8:22 a.m. all members present agreed
to adjourn the executive session and go into
regular session.
Klopfenstein moved to adopt the following resolution;
WHEREAS, Poggemeyer Design
Group, Inc. provides professional engineering services; and
WHEREAS, Poggemeyer Design
Group, Inc. has analyzed the existing conditions of the domed cupola portion of the
Paulding County Courthouse roof and has
determined repairs are necessary due to
moisture-related rot of the supporting timber frame; and
WHEREAS, Poggemeyer Design
Group, Inc. has submitted Proposal #022014-2225, quoting the lump sum fee
for providing detailed design services at
$9,250, including reimbursables; now,
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board
of County Commissioners does hereby
agree that Poggemeyer Design Group, Inc.
provide the engineering services to assist
Paulding County with the necessary repairs
to the existing structural supports of the
domed cupola portion of the Courthouse
roof for the lump sum amount of $9,250,
including reimbursables.
Klopfenstein moved to adopt the following resolution:
WHEREAS, the Board of County
Commissioners has decided that the health,
welfare, and safety of the people of Paulding County can best and most efficiently
serviced by the Force Account in matters
pertaining to the construction, reconstruction, improvement, maintenance, or repair
of Paulding County roads, bridges, and culverts; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of

County Commissioners does hereby authorize Travis McGarvey, Paulding County
Engineer, to proceed by force account for
the maintenance, repair and improvement
of county roads, culverts and bridges for the
year 2015; and
the Board of County Commissioners does
hereby authorize the County Engineer to
close necessary roads, bridges and culverts
for the performance of said force account
work pursuant to the Ohio Revised Code,
Section 5543.19.
Klopfenstein moved to adopt the following resolution:
WHEREAS, the Paulding County
EMA hosts various meetings, trainings, and
exercises throughout the year; and
WHEREAS, it has been the practice to
supply coffee, cold beverages, cups, napkins, and other kitchen supplies; as well
as occasional snacks or meals for various
meetings, trainings and exercises; and
WHEREAS, the Board desires to authorize the agency to continue the practice
of providing the above-mentioned items for
the above-mentioned purposes; now, therefore
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of
County Commissioners does hereby authorize the purchase of coffee, cold beverages,
cups, napkins, kitchen supplies, and occasional snacks or meals for the meetings,
trainings and exercises hosted by the Paulding County EMA.
Klopfenstein moved to adopt the following resolution:
WHEREAS, the Paulding County
Local Emergency Planning Committee
(LEPC) hosts various meetings, trainings,
exercises, and review requirements
throughout the year; and
WHEREAS, it has been the practice
to supply coffee, cold beverages, cups,
napkins, and other kitchen supplies; as
well as occasional snacks or meals for
various meetings, trainings, exercises,
and review requirements; and purchase
promotional items and/or candy for
various functions such as the county
fair, parades, etcetera; and
WHEREAS, the Board desires to
authorize the agency to continue the
practice of providing the above-mentioned items for the above-mentioned
purposes; now, therefore
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board
of County Commissioners does hereby
authorize the purchase of coffee, cold
beverages, cups, napkins, kitchen supplies, and occasional snacks or meals
for the meetings, trainings, exercises,
and review requirements; and purchase
promotional items and/or candy for
various functions such as the county
fair, parades, etcetera, hosted by the
Paulding County LEPC, with the understanding that these purchases are
made under any applicable grants, programs, state, federal or county guidelines.

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6A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Butchering beef is a family affair

Its another cold January

day. The temperature is finally one degree above the
zero mark. The sun is shining
though, which gives everything a brighter look!
We are glad for all the sun
we get in the winter months.
The solar freezer we have depends on the sun to keep running. We are still glad we invested in it. We have not had
to spend a penny on it since
we bought it a few years ago.
Our freezers and canning
jars are filling up fast with
meat. We butchered a beef
last week. I gave my husband Joe a meat grinder for
his birthday in December. It
has sure come in handy. The
children gave Joe a hamburger patty and jerky maker for
Christmas that attaches to the
grinder. Joe made the jerky
with it and now has made
hundreds of hamburger patties with it. He is very happy
for all of it. We put the patties in the freezer with freezer
sheets between them. It is so
FIVE GENERATIONS GATHER A five generation photo was taken at a recent gathering of the handy to just pull them apart
Martinez family. Baby Quinn Morrison is being held by his great-great-grandmother Lupe Mar- and put them right in the frytinez as his mom Danielle Martinez Morrison looks on. Behind them are the babys grandfather ing pan or on the grill.
We also canned a lot of beef
Julian Martinez and great-grandfather Rosalio Martinez.
chunks. I cooked the meat off
the bones and want to make
vegetable soup to can with the
meat and broth.
Joe and some of the children like to eat the cow brains.
I have never tasted them! I
fried the brains for them Sunday morning. Joe likes it with
eggs and fried potatoes.
Our highlight of butchering is that we can make
rare beef. We take very thin
sliced pieces of the most tender steaks. Then we put salt
and lots of black pepper on
both sides of each piece and
fry in very hot lard or oil. You
only put it in for a few turns,
then flip it over for a few
more turns and its done.
This is a favorite meat for

us around beef butchering

time. Everyone usually starts
eating as I fry it, as it is best
right out of the pan. I remember my mother standing by
the kerosene stove frying it
one piece at a time. Now I
know what she must have
thought: it is a relief to be
done when everyone has had
their fill. Its a greasy job and
my propane stove keeps the
oil lots hotter than when I had
a kerosene stove to make it
How blessed we feel to
once again be able to put meat
in the freezer and jars. Since
we have two freezers, I can a
lot less. It is so much easier
to package it than to pressure
can everything.
Saturday we have plans
to butcher the four pigs we
raised. They are really big already so they should give us a
lot of pork.
Jacob, Emma and family
and sisters Verena and Susan
and all the special friends
plan to come help us. Many
hands do make lighter work.
We appreciate all the help. Ill
write more about it in next
weeks column.
Our school closed its doors
two days last week due to
extremely cold temperatures.
Everyone is back to school
and work this week, leaving
all the work to daughter Verne
and me again.
Gods blessings to all! This
week Ill share with you one
of our favorite breakfast cas-

8 oz. bacon, fried and crumbled
1/2 package smoky links,
1/3 cup ham, cubed
2 cups shredded potatoes
6-12 eggs (scrambled), quantity depending on how many
you are serving
1/4 cup green peppers, diced
1/4 cup onions, diced
1 cup Colby cheese, shredded
2 quarts sausage gravy
Mix everything together
except gravy (see below).
Spread in a greased 9x13inch pan or larger. Spread
gravy over everything. Bake
at 350 for 40-45 minutes or
until thoroughly heated.
1 pound bulk sausage
1/4 cup flour
4 cups milk
Salt and black pepper
In a cast-iron skillet, brown
sausage over medium heat.
Drain off grease. Sprinkle in
flour and brown lightly. Gradually add milk and mix until
very smooth. Bring gravy to
a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and cook until the
desired thickness is reached.
If gravy becomes too thick,
additional milk may be added. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Lovina Eicher is an Old
Order Amish writer, cook,
wife and mother of eight. Formerly writing as The Amish
Cook, Eicher inherited that
column from her mother, Elizabeth Coblentz, who wrote
from 1991 to 2002. Readers
can contact Eicher at PO
Box 1689, South Holland,
IL 60473 (please include a
self-addressed stamped envelope for a reply) or at

PERI announces meeting schedule

DONATE TO BUILDING PROJECT The Leaders of Tomorrow 4-H Club made a donation to the
building project currently taking place at the Paulding County Fairgrounds. Club treasurer Jacob
Klopfenstein presents the check to Lisa McClure, executive director of Paulding County Area
Foundation. Also present were club members Daniel Sinn, Adrienne Rosswurm, Dana Rosswurm, Grace Spangler, Autumn Nuest, Bryce Rosswurm and Clint Spangler. Animal projects are
a big part of this club, and its members look forward to using the new barns at the 2015 Paulding
County Fair.

Morisy anniversary
to be marked

neighbors and relatives of Jim
and Isabel Morisy are invited
by their children to shower the
couple with cards in honor of
their 60th wedding anniversary which they will observe
on Jan. 29.
The address to which the
cards should be mailed is
15736 Road 126, Paulding,
OH 45879.

SPELLING BEE WINNER Wayne Trace Grover Hill Elementary announces this years Spelling Bee winner. Faith Meraz,
daughter of Saul and Lucinda Meraz, won the Bee spelling the
word celebrate correctly. Runner-up is Isaiah Rittenhouse,
son of Todd and Aimee Rittenhouse.

Divine Mercy
Honor Roll
Honor roll for Divine Mercy Catholic School in Payne
for the second quarter:
4th Grade Maggie Cox,
Tyler Davis, Kyle Slade
5th Grade Cameron
Graham, Christina Graham,
Ethan Noggle, Leslie Pollock, Kaden Recker, Kennadi
Recker, Joel Reinhart, Ryan
Rupp, Claire Schweller, Molli
Shepherd, Grady Vogel
6th Grade Cameron
Cox, Kenadie Daeger, Carson
Rupp, Kaden Sutton

PAULDING Meeting schedule and speakers

for the remaining gatherings of the PERI Paulding Chapter 10 has been released.
Lisa McClure, executive director of the Paulding County Area Foundation will address the
Feb. 4 meeting.
Mike Kauser will address the building project
on the Paulding County Fairgrounds at the April
1 meeting.
Sheriff Jason Landers will speak at the June 3
District meeting will be conducted in Lima on
June 18.
Representative Tony Burkley will address the
Aug. 5 gathering.
Members will attend the state meeting on Sept.

(The Paulding Progress maintains
a file of birthdays and anniversaries.
To make any changes, please call
our office at 419-399-4015 during
business hours, email to progress@, or drop us a
note to P.O. Box 180, Paulding.)

Jan. 24 Randy S. Ankney,

Ruth Foust, Hope Hartwig,
Beatrice A. Jackson, Mary
Kay Knoblauch, Scott St.
Jan. 25 Kristy Aldrich,
David L. Bakle, Dylan Flint,
Wanda Hilgeman, Jaxon
Kimpel, Kelly McMichael,
Dave Shepherd, Suzan Umbach, Paul Vieth, Austin Wenninger.
Jan. 26 Nathan Andrews,
Draven Bradford, Shirley
Hancock, Jesse Matthews,
Tina Roughton, Ryan Rupp,
Jan. 27 Janette Cook,
Gage Daniels, Roger Flemens, Betty Friend, Patricia
Gordon, Douglas A. Goyings,
Mary M. Keller, Brayden McNeely, Logan Mudel.



Margaret Needum of OPERS Healthcare will

inform members of new insurance plans on Oct. 7.
The 30th anniversary of Chapter 10 will be
observed Dec. 2. District representative Merrill
Asher will speak.
To become a member of Chapter 10, one must
be a state member or spouse. Dues are $3 and
payable to Carol Schaefer, treasurer at 9257 Ohio
49, Payne, OH 45880.
Other officers of the chapter are president Virginia Paulus, vice president Linda Wisda and
secretary Justine Holtsberry.
They say, We need your support to keep our
retirement safe.
Regular meetings are held at 10 a.m. in the
Paulding County Senior Center at 401 E. Jackson St. in Paulding.

and suffered internal bleeding, hemorrhaging,

required hospitalization or a loved one died while
taking Xarelto between 2011 and the present
time, you may be entitled to compensation.
Call Attorney Charles H. Johnson 1-800-535-5727

Jan. 28 Dane Budd, Jennifer L. Childs, Charlie Cook,

Donnave Cooper, Edward S.
Gonzales Sr., Alicia Dawn
Grimes, Nicole Mobley, John
Murlin, Bartley Ripke, Margaret Sunday.
Jan. 29 Tyler Church,
Paula Lichty, Cody Thompson.
Jan. 30 Tara Bakle, Ashley Bauer, Kathryn Clark,
Amanda Lentz, Sara Lentz,
Jay Priest, Trisha Sams, Tiffany Theobald.


Saturday, Feb. 14
DEFIANCE John McCutcheon will be performing
at 7 p.m. at the Zions Lutheran Church in Defiance.
Tickets may be purchased at The
church office will not be selling tickets.
Church Corner listings
are free. If your church is
having any special services
or programs, please email
us your information at
Jan. 25 Donald and Miriam or call the Paulding County
Progress at 419-399-4015.
Jan. 26 David and Dianne
Jan. 27 Joe and Penny Kidd.
If you dont advertise,
Jan. 28 Gary and Mary
you are not likely to
Bear, Lupe and Tulip Santos,
get customers. Learn
Brent and Angie Stoller.
how your community
Jan. 29 Joe and Amy Sannewspaper can help you
call the Progress today
Jan. 30 Collie and Myrna
at 419-399-4015.


Me and my shadow
I think I have a shadow following methat looks like a
cat. It even has a name. The
shadow follows me around
the house, gets under my
feet, watches me sleep, goes
to the bathroom with me and
watches the toilet water when
I flush, reminds me when it is
time to get up and has decided to be under my feet at all
times. Theshadow is my cat,
Miss Felix, who only comes
to the name of Kitty Kitty.
When Miss Felix came to
live with me, I was lonely
and just needed something
to take care of. She was four
months old, neutered and had
her shots. The first mistake I
made was not only giving her
dry food, but the good canned
food as well. Of course, being
a good Mommy like I was,
I bought her some cat food
called Fancy Feast.
Big mistake!She loved it
so much that dry food became
almost nonexistent in her
diet.It did not take me long to
figure out that this little kitty
had an attitude. I discovered
she did not like any kind of
food that was made with fish
and she preferred the gravy
lovers food above all else. I
get very frustrated when buying her food, trying to figure
out what kind of gravy lovers she likes. Theres chicken, beef and turkey. But, I
cant fool her with a tuna-flavored food, gravy lovers or
I am very picky about
cleaning her litter box every
day andMiss Felix intently
watches me making sure I get
it just right.(All this for one
day andshewill make sure
it is cleaned the next day as
well.)I have written before
about thetime I got the litter

A Penny for
Your Thoughts

Nancy Whitaker
pan lid on backwards and she
couldnt get in! I dont think
she could cohabit with another cat and share a litter box.
Toys are a necessity as
she loves to chase a ball, bat
around a piece of string and
she spends hours just chasing her tail. Lately she has
found out that if she climbs
up ona chair or stool, she
can watch the birds and other
kittiesthrough the window.
Kitty also gets into anything
on the floor, such as a box or
a sack. The other evening I
found she had crawled inside
my purse.
Sometimes I talk to her and
say, Now what are we going
to do today? She will look
at me and actually answer,
Meeeow. One morning I
woke up and my Miss Felix
was up on the dresser looking down at me watching my
every move.She will wait
till I get up and then follows
me to the upstairs bathroom.
The toilet is very fascinating
to her and she is getting tall
enough to stick her paw in
the water. I dont care what
time of day or night it is, she
is there to hear the flush and

watch the circling water as it

goes down. I thought that by
now she would not be as interested in the john as she is,
but who knows, maybe she
will learn how to use it herself.
One day, my grandsons
were here and somehow
shefollowed them down
into the basement. This was
a place where she could hide
and sneak around, and that
she did. We called and called
and I thought she was stuck
in the wall and I would never
see her again. I was crying,
Call 9-1-1! Somehow my
son and grandsons found the
little crack she had crawled
into and coaxed her out.
To me, this little kitty has
became part of my family.
She follows me like my shadow and I would feel lost without her. I know I am probably
silly to talk to her and love
her like I do, but I got her at
a time when I needed something in my life. I guess it is
just good to know something
or someone needs you and
you have something to care
Kitty and I have shared
and New Years together.
We watch Jerry Springer and
Maury Povich every day together, sharing any snack I
may have.
I get aggravated sometimes
with her antics, butright now
she is my companion and
apart of my family. Not only
that, I am trying to teach her
all my goofy habits.
Do you think a pet can become like a family member?
Do you think that pets can
understand us humans? Let
me know and Ill give you a
Penny for Your Thoughts.

Wayne Trace board reorganizes

Progress Staff Writer
HAVILAND The school
board for the Wayne Trace
Local School district had its
2015 organizational meeting
along with its regular monthly
meeting last Monday. New
appointments were made
within the board and several
consent items were approved
during the organizational
Board member Dick Swary
was nominated as the districts
new president and Duane
Sinn was declared the vice
president. Treasurer Lori
Davis swore into office both
Consent items suggested,
discussed and placed into a
resolution that were unanimously passed were:
The treasurer surety bond
was reduced from $100,000 to
Changing the meeting
to the third Thursday of each
month with meeting time
being 6 p.m.
Compensation for board
members was increased to
$100 per meeting.
Authorized the treasurer
to make transfers within the
general fund accounts to pay
outstanding bills within the
limits of appropriations as
presented and to make general fund transfers as funds
are available; secure advances
from the county auditor when
such funds are available and
payable to the school district;
and invest active, inactive,
or interim funds at the most
productive rate of interest
according to law whenever
these funds are available.
Authorized the superintendent as the program
administrator in making the
decision to take part in any
local, state, or federal program deemed advantageous
to the district; to approve staff
members attendance at professional meetings; to attend
and represent Wayne Trace
Local Schools at all professional meetings; to employ
such temporary and/or substitute personnel as needed for
emergency purposes and otherwise; and to approve all regular field trips and vocational
field trips; all out of state trips
and trips involving more than
one overnight stay, however,
must have prior board approval.
Authorized board president and treasurer to borrow
money if needed, to establish
the service fund for the board
of education and to allocate
$3,500 to this fund; authorize the superintendent as
purchasing agent for the the

school district and to establish

$15,000 as the limit as which
the purchasing agent may
make purchases/expenditures
without prior board approval;
to authorize the purchase of
position bonds for the superintendent and board president
at $50,000 and the treasurer at
To confirm the substitute teacher rate at the current
amount of $80 per day.
Authorized membership in the Ohio High School
Board Association for calendar year 2015.
Recognize attorneys
Scott, Scriven and Wahoff
and attorneys Dinsmore and
Shohl as the districts legal
In its regular session the
board heard from Laurie
DeLong and Chris Fiechter
concerning special education. DeLong said they are
looking at ways to raise the
scores within the district and
have been seeking answers by
reaching out to other similar
districts to how they are meeting this important need.
DeLong said there is a need
for more support in the classroom to help the students in
need of extra help. It was reported that 17 percent of the
districts students have some
special need. The board expressed the importance of
measuring the progress of
students and finding practices
that will allow for improvement.
Davis informed the board
on the following:
The district saved $5,740
by utilizing the Affordable
Care Act rules for dependents
under the age of 26. The district was able to combine

coverage for a parent and eligible dependent who are both

employed by the district. The
result being the district saved
the premium cost of a single
plan while the employee also
saved $638.
The board accepted a
$12,000 donation from the
booster club toward the construction of the press boxes
at the baseball and softball
The treasurer will establish an activity account for
after prom activities.
The board accepted the
amounts and rates as determined by the budget commission and authorizing the
necessary tax levies and certifying them to the county auditor.
One resolution was passed
by the board to approve the
Commended the music
teachers for coordinating and
directing the Christmas programs.
Commended Karen Wagonrod and the consumer science students for coordinating
the senior citizens luncheon
along with the art department,
cafeteria staff and music department for the event.
Commended junior high
student Catie Strable for winning the junior high spelling
bee and geography bee.
Appointed Pat Baumle as
Wayne Trace representative
on the Vantage Career Center
board of education.
Granted an extended
leave of absence for Cassandra Schlatter from March 5 to
the end of the 2014-15 school
Approved the 2015-16
school calendar.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Paulding County Progress - 7A

Paulding school
board elects officers

PAULDING The Paulding
Exempted School Board met
for an organization meeting on
Tuesday, Jan. 13 with its regular
meeting following immediately
In their first order of business
in the organization meeting, the
board elected their new officers
for the year: James Foltz as
president and the Ohio School
Board Association legislative liaison, Mark Manz as vice president and Greg Reinhart as the
student achievement liaison.
Tentative school board meetings for the rest of the calendar
year were set at 7 p.m. the following dates: Feb. 9, March 23,
April 21, May 19, June 29, July
21, Aug. 18, Sept. 22, Oct. 20,
Nov. 17 and Dec. 15.
The board then unanimously
approved the following:
Appointed the treasurer
as the representative for public
records training for all board
members as required.
Authorized the superintendent or treasurer to enter
into and/or accept/participate
in federal, state, or local grants
or agreements deemed advantageous to the schools district and
authorize the treasurer to appropriate funds for grants awarded.
Authorized the superintendent or treasurer to accept all donations at the school district on
behalf of the board of education.
Appointed the superintendent as the purchasing agent for
2015 with authorization to initiate expenditures up to a total of
$25,000 with the appropriations
without prior board approval.
Authorized the superintendent to employ such temporary
personnel as needed in emergency situations with approval
by the board of education in the
next regular meeting.
In the regular scheduled meeting of the school board, there
were two presentations made.
The first presenter was
Paulding Elementary principal
Stephanie Tear, who presented
the High Progress School of
Honor and the School of
Promise banners from the
ODE that the elementary had
Tear stated that the High
Progress School of Honor was
only awarded to the top 10%
of all the schools (about 30) in
Ohio (a total of about 4,000),
and that this was the schools
second year winning this award.
School of Promise is only
awarded to 98 out of 4,000. In
celebration, an assembly was
scheduled for Friday.
When getting her picture
taken with the banners, a surprised Tear stated that if she

had known there would be pictures, she would have brought

some students, stating that it is
not about her, but about the
The second presenters were
Melissa Harder, Griffin Harder
and Hannah Farr representing
the Ohio Mode United Nations
(OMUN). Harder explained
that OMUN was the largest
global education and leadership program in Ohio for high
school students. From Paulding, 38 students went to the
OMUN conference, representing five nations.
The students had to prepare
and defend original resolutions
for their country. They also
designed and wore traditional
clothing for their country, as
Griffin Harder demonstrated by
wearing clothing from Zimbabwe.
An individual award was
presented to Hannah Farr, who
received a medal in Outstanding Leadership, which is only
awarded to 25 students at the
For school board recognition
month, superintendent William
Hanak thanked and awarded a
certificate and plaque to each of
the board members for show of
Display cases were built for
the valuable Clyde Burt artworks hanging in the conference
room. The next step will be to
get plaques to hang up next to
the artworks.
A $500 donation was received from Johns-Manville toward the middle school special
education program.
The drivers for the school van
route were changed from Harold Raub (ended Dec. 5) to Dan
Vance (started Dec. 15).
In other business, the board
unanimously approved the following financial matters:
Then and Now Purchase orders that exceed $3,000, including: Knueve & Sons for $12,400
, NOACSC for $6,773.04,
OSBA for $4,948, Florida Farm
Bureau for $17,611.80 and Ohio
Bureau of Workmans Comp
for $38,809.75.
Funds to be credited investment income at the request
of the State Auditors Office are:
General Fund (001), Food Service Fund (006), Bauer Scholarship Fund (007-0000), Melrose
Area Book Loan Fund (0079092), Rosemary Young Book
Scholarship Fund (007-9097),
PEVS Board/Administration
Scholarship Fund (007-9202),
Iris Gallagher Scholarship
(007-9292), Science Olympiad
(200-9800), Jacob Scholarship
(007-9212) and Panther Pride
Scholarship (007-9214).
A resolution to approve
the advance of funds from the

General Fund (001) to the Ohio

K-12 Network (451-9215) for
the amount of $3,600.
Cafeteria Grant of $4,000
for a five-well steam table and
create Fund 599-9215 to account for the revenues and expenditures of the grant. The
board approved the policy and
procedure that the district uses a
$300 threshold when reporting
equipment as assets in financial
statements which would make
this an allowable equipment
Resolution to sell just over
38 acres of land in Section 7,
Jackson Township to Jeremy
D. and Jessica S. Goyings for
$217,000 and the sale of almost
three acres of land in Section
7, Jackson Township to Sue
A. Gunderman and Bruce C.
Michatavage for $6,500; and
authorizing and designate William D. Hanak to execute all
necessary documents related to
the sale.
Resolution awarded Jeremy Goyings, the only bidder,
a three-year farm lease for the
farmland the district recently
purchased from the Phlipot family. His lease is $212 per acre for
27.21 tillable acres.
Resolution approved sending approximately 30-40 students to the State FFA Convention in Columbus from April
29-May 1 at an estimated cost
of $125 each, which will be
paid for by the student and/or
the FFA account.
Personnel matters included
the retirement of Nancy Burkley, Special Education secretary
after 30 years, effective Feb 27.
The board rescinded one-year
limited extracurricular contracts
for the 2014-2015 school year
for Hayden Krick as head boys
track coach and as head girls
track coach and for Kyle Coleman as assistant boys track
Approval was made for oneyear limited extracurricular
contracts for Hayden Krick as
assistant boys track coach, for
Bud Wells as a volunteer assistant boys baseball coach and
for Kyle Coleman, boys and
girls head track coach for the
2014-2015 school year.
The board went into executive session to consider the employment of public employees
and to review the Auditor of
State Draft Audit Report.
Dates of note to district residents include: Jan. 22 - grade
cards go home, Jan. 24 - two
new members will be inducted
into the Athletic Hall of Fame
at the basketball game against
Ayersville and Feb. 1 - National
Hall of fFame applications are
Next meeting of the board
will be 7 p.m. on Feb 9.

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8A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Financial Focus

Kids In College?
Fill Out That FAFSA

By Phil Recker
Edward Jones Advisor
Weve just begun the new
year, but the next academic year
is still months away. Nonetheless, if you have a child who will
be attending college in the fall,
its not too soon to start thinking about what might be a vital
component of paying for his or
her higher education: financial
Specifically, to help ensure
that your child doesnt miss
out on federal and state student
grants, work-study and loans
for the 2015-2016 school year,
youll want to complete the Free
Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. (You can start the application process by visiting www.
Even if you have a fair amount
of financial assets, you should
probably fill out a FAFSA. In
the first place, all parents receive
an asset protection allowance,
based on the age of the older
parent. For two-parent families,
this allowance generally shelters
between $25,000 and $50,000
in assets from FAFSA considerations; for single parents,

the range is typically between

$6,000 and $10,000. The allowance may be higher for parents
65 and older. Furthermore, in
determining your expected family contribution, FAFSA wont
look at your pension plan, your
IRA or your 401(k) or similar
employer-sponsored retirement
Those of your assets held
outside retirement plans the
balances in your checking and
savings accounts, CDs, investment real estate, stocks, bonds,
mutual funds, and so on will
be counted in the FAFSA calculations, but as a parent, you will
only be expected to contribute
up to 5.64 percent of these assets, as opposed to assets held
in your childs name, which are
usually assessed at 20 percent.
You may want to pay special
attention to one particular asset
the 529 plan. A 529 plan is a
popular college savings vehicle,
and for a pretty good reason:
The investment dollars you
place in a 529 plan can grow
tax-deferred, and withdrawals are free of federal and state
taxes, provided the money is
only used for higher education
expenses. (The earnings portion
of withdrawals used for other
purposes may be fully taxable,
and might incur a 10% penalty,
as well.) Plus, your 529 plan
contributions may be deductible
on your state taxes. Like your
other non-retirement assets, a
529 plan will be assessed at up
to 5.64 percent for FAFSA purposes. Some families, seeking
to totally keep their 529 plan
assets out of aid calculations,
ask the grandparents to own the
account. This could be a problem, though, because while the

grandparents 529 plan wont

be reported as an asset on
FAFSA, withdrawals from
the plan will be treated as
untaxed income to the beneficiary (i.e., the grandchild) on
the next years FAFSA and
that can have a big impact on
financial aid, a much bigger
impact, in fact, than if the 529
plan was listed as a parental
Consequently, you might
want to ask the grandparent
to award ownership of the
529 plan to you. However,
some state plans dont allow
this change, so the grandparent might have to transfer the
money to a different states
plan before giving up ownership.
In any case, be aware of
these issues when you tackle
the FAFSA. And dont delay
in filling it out. Colleges have
a closing date for accepting financial aid applications and
thats one deadline you wont
want to miss.
This article was written by
Edward Jones for use by your
local Edward Jones Financial

Dad told me there

would be days like this

I am totally stunned. I just

opened this mornings copy of
the Tri-Weekly News (Berne,
Ind.) to discover that one of my
best friends and classmates from
high school has passed away.
I was raised in the typical
rural little Indiana village of
Ceylon. Between my freshman and sophomore years
in high school, my parents
purchased a house on North
Jefferson Street in Berne, one
block from Smith Brothers
of Berne, Inc., a furniture
factory where he worked his
whole life.
At the time we moved, I
didnt realize we had moved
to within one block of a classmate who was to become
one of my best friends. Stan
Augburger, a very caring and
deeply insightful classmate,
quickly adopted me into his
heart of friendship. At the
beginning of school, he was
waiting to walk to school with
me and many times over the
next three years, we walked
to and from school together.
Many of our activities were
similar in interest, a cappella
choir, musical instruments,
drama, musicals, Youth for
Christ club, our respective
church youth groups and our
deep commitment already to
the decision to go into some

type of full-time Christian
work. He was always around
when we worked on floats for
homecoming and other class
Early on, I had the dubious
gift of being able to visualize and say words backwards.
Soon, several of our classmates had joined in the fun.
As a result, Stan (nats) and
I always greeted each other
by saying, ih, rather than
hi. When we left each other, it would be the same way,
Eyb, instead of bye.
One of my favorite memories was his role in our high
school musicals, Brigadoon
and The Music Man. I think
I remember Stan as being a

Financial peace class offered

VAN WERT First United Methodist
Church in Van Wert will be hosting a Financial Peace University class starting Feb. 5.
Participants will be taught Dave Ramseys
financial plan to get out of debt and have financial peace.
FUMC members Eric and Courtney Hurless will be the class coordinators. They have
participated in Daves plan to get out of debt
and are real life examples of how the plan
can work. Classes will start Thursday, Feb.

5 and will run every Thursday evening from

7-8:30 p.m. for nine weeks. The day of the
class has changed based on a high demand
for Thursday evenings. Cost of the class is
$100, which covers class materials.
For more information, email Eric at You can also sign up for
the class online at
findaclass. First United Methodist Church is
located at 113 W. Central Ave. in downtown
Van Wert.

Philip J Recker, AAMS

Financial Advisor

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Antwerp, OH 45813
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N Main Street
102 N.
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part of the Music Man quartet that sang the famous song,
Light a Rose. (I think, lol)
One of our favorite talking
places was an old iron rail
located in front of the Nazarene church. It was located
a half block from his house
and also a half block from
mine. Many days, especially
those warm, balmy fall days
and warm spring afternoons,
we would walk from school
to that rail and sit down and
sometimes talk for an hour
about our faith, certain teachers, certain girls (yes, really!)
and other things that 16-yearold boys would sort out.
But the most meaningful
memories are those high level
talks about our faith and what
we hoped to do with our lives.
Many times we would pray
with each other.
As it turned out, Stan received multiple degrees in psychology and became a wellknown psychologist/counselor
on the West Coast. More recently, as he battled leukemia,
he continued to give of himself
to counsel those struggling
with emotional pain from having served in the armed forces.
His parents and my parents
were good friends; his parents
and I are good friends. His uncle was married to my aunt
until she passed with cancer
many years ago. From time
to time I visit with his parents
and it is always reflections on
the times that Stan and I were
together; they loved that.
My dad told me that the
day would come when I
would be saddened to see the
obituaries of best friends and
classmates. And here it is in a
big way. So, I only have one
more thing to say, See you
in Heaven, nats. Your friend,
mij mahgnal will join you in
Gods timing.

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Paulding County Church Directory

Antwerp Community Church, 704 S. Erie St., SR 49, Antwerp; Pastor
Ricky L. Grimes 419-258-2069. Bible Study Fellowship 9:30 a.m.; Contemporary Worship 10:30 a.m.
Antwerp United Methodist Church, East River Street, Rev. Pastor
Mike Schneider, church telephone number is 258-4901, Contemporary
service Sunday 8:30 a.m., Sunday school 9:30 a.m., Traditional Service
10:30 a.m.
Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, 303 S. Monroe, Antwerp. Office: 417
N. Main, Paulding, 399-2576, Rev. Joseph Poggemeyer: Sunday at 8:30
First Baptist Church, 5482 CR 424, Pastor Todd Murray, 258-2056,
Sunday school at 9 a.m., Sunday worship 10 a.m.; evening service 6
p.m., Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 126 W. River St., Pastor Mike Pennington, 258-2864, Sunday school at 11:15 a.m., Sunday worship at 10 a.m.
Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses, 2937 US 24, 258-2290. Public talk 10 a.m. Sunday, Congregation Bible Study, Theocratic Ministry
School & Service Meeting, Theocratic school 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Rev. Derek Evans. Sunday school at
9 a.m., Sunday worship at 10 a.m.
Riverside Christian Church, 15413 St. Rt. 49, (corner Ohio 49 and
Road 192), Antwerp. 258-3895, Pastor Regan Clem. Sunday School 9:30
a.m., Sunday gathering 10:30 a.m.
Apostolic Christian Church, 13562 Road 147, Defiance (Junction),
399-3121, William Schlatter, Elder, Sunday services at 10:15 a.m. and
12:30 p.m., Sunday school at 1 p.m., Wednesday services at 7:30 p.m.
Bethel Christian Church, Ohio 66, Defiance (Arthur), Pastor Christopher Baker, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.
Church of Christ, corner of County Roads 166 and 191, Evangelist
Lonnie Lambert, 399-5022. Sunday School 9:30, Worship 10:30, Bible
Study 5:30. Wednesday Bible Study 5:30.
Junction Bible Christian Church, County Road 111, Defiance (Junction), 393-2671 or, Interim Pastor Duane
Richardson, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship follows at
10:30 a.m. and Bible Study on Wed. at 7p.m.
Pleasantview Missionary Baptist Church, County Road 180, Defiance (Junction), Rev. Alan Ray Newsome, Sunday worship at 11 a.m.,
evening service at 6 p.m.; Wednesday evening services at 7 p.m.
Rock Church, SR 637, Five Span-Arthur area, Pastor Bobby Branham 393-2924, Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:45 a.m.,
Sunday evening worship at 6 p.m., Wednesday evening worship at 7
p.m., Youth Service Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Grover Hill Church of the Nazarene, Maple and East Jackson

Streets, Pastor Jonathan L. Hoagland, 587-3376, Sunday school at 9:30
a.m., Morning worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening gospel hour at 6
p.m., Wednesday evening service at 7 p.m.
Grover Hill Zion United Methodist Church, corner of First and Harrison, 587-3941; Pastor Mike Waldron, 419-238-1493 or 419-233-2241
(cell). Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:20 a.m., nursery available during all services.
Mandale Church of Christ in Christian Union, Ohio 66, Pastor Justin
Sterrett, 419-786-9878, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at
10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday prayer meeting at 7 p.m.
Middle Creek United Methodist Church, County Road 24, Grover
Hill, Pastor William Sherry, Sunday worship at 9 a.m., Sunday school
at 10:15 a.m., Sunday evening Bible study at 6 p.m.
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Grover Hill, County Road 151,
Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Pastor David Prior, Sunday worship at
10:30 a.m., Wednesday evening prayer meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Roselms Christian Church, Ohio 114, Pastor Gary Church, 5942445, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.
Apostolic Christian Church, 12867 Road 82, Haviland, 399-5220,
worship service at 10:30 a.m.
Country Chapel United Methodist Church, Haviland, 419-622-5746,
Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:15 a.m.
Latty Zion Baptist Church, Latty, Pastor Levi Collins Jr., 399-2748,
Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship service at 11:15 a.m.
Harvest Field Pentecostal Church of God, 13625 Road 12, Scott,
Pastor Terry Martin, 419-622-2026, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday Evening worship at 6 pm,
Wednesday evening worship at 7 pm, Wednesday Youth Group at 7
Friends United Methodist Church, Latty, Pastor Ron Johnson. Sunday worship at 9 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study at 7 p.m.

Auglaize Chapel Church of God, rural Oakwood, 3 miles south and
half mile west on County Road 60, Pastor Stan Harmon, 594-2248,
Sunday worship at 9 a.m. Sunday school at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday
services for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m.
Melrose United Methodist Church, Melrose, 594-2076, Pastor Eileen
Kochensparger 399-5818; Sunday school 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at
10:30 a.m., Wednesday Bible study and prayer at 7 p.m.
Twin Oaks United Methodist Church, corner of Harmon and Second
streets, Oakwood, Pastor Eric Dailey. 419-594-2992. Sunday worship at
9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 10:45 a.m., Bible Study Wednesdays at 10
Bible Baptist Church, corner of Cleveland and Perry Streets, Grover Prairie Chapel Bible Church, one mile east and a half-mile north of
Hill, Pastor Pat Holt, 587-4021, Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sunday wor- Oakwood on the corner of Roads 104 and 209, Pastor Earl Chapman,
ship at 11 a.m., Sunday evening worship at 6 p.m.; Wednesday prayer 594-2057, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.,
meeting at 7 p.m.
evening worship at 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.


Bethel United Methodist, Forders Bridge, Cecil, Pastor Kevin
Doseck, worship service at 10:30 a.m., Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.
Bethlehem Temple Pentecostal, 818 W. Jackson St., Paulding, Rev.
Burpo, Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sunday worship at noon.
Cecil Community Church, 203 S. Main St., Cecil. Pastor Ted Ramey.
Sun. school 10 am, Worship service 11 a.m., Sunday eve. 6 p.m.,
Wednesday eve. 6 p.m.
Cecil First Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Cecil, Sunday worship
at 8 a.m., Sunday school at 9 a.m.
Christian Fellowship Church, Paulding High School Auditeria, 10
a.m. Sunday. Pastor Greg Cramer.
Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, 315 N. Main, Paulding, 399-2576, Rev.
Joseph Poggemeyer, Masses: Saturday at 6 p.m.; Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1275 Emerald Road, Paulding, 419-3995061, Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., worship services at 10:45 a.m. and 6
p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor Drew Gardner.
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1233 Emerald Road,
Paulding, 419-399-4576, Sunday school 9 a.m., Worship service 10
a.m. Pastor Jeff Seger.
First Presbyterian Church, 114 W. Caroline St., Paulding, 399-2438,
Rev. David Meriwether, 9am Sunday school (youth and adult), 9:15 a.m.
praise singing, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship. Communion first Sunday
each month. No first Wednesday supper.
Grace Community Church, West Wayne Street (Ohio 111) across
from Paulding County Hospital. Sunday school at 8:45 a.m., service at
10 a.m. Pastor Cameron Michael.
House of Love Ministries, 220 N. Williams St., Paulding. Pastor Predest (Dwayne) Richardson or Sister Brenda Richardson, 419-399-9205
or 419-796-8718, Sunday worship at 3 p.m., Wednesday night Bible
study at 5:30. Jail Ministry, Food Ministry, Outreach Ministry. Overcomer Outreach - a Christian 12-step meeting, Sundays at 5 p.m.
New Beginnings Church (Church of God), Cecil, Pastor Roy Burk,
399-5041, Sunday worship at 11 a.m.
Paulding Church of Christ, East Perry Street, Paulding, Minister
Christopher Reno, 419-399-4761. Bible school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday
worship at 10:30 a.m.
Paulding Church of the Nazarene, 210 Dooley Dr., Paulding, 3993932, Pastor Jeremy Thompson, Sunday school at 9:15 a.m., Sunday
worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening at 6 p.m.: Kids Summer Jam
(ages 4-4th grade), Preteen class (5th-6th grade), Teen group (7th-12th
grade), and adult service. Wednesday at 7 p.m.: Teen group (7th-12th
grade), adult bible study and prayer. Nursery available for all services.
Paulding Family Worship Center, 501 W. Perry St., Paulding, 3993525, Rev. Monte Moore, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.
Paulding United Methodist Church, 321 N. Williams St., Paulding,
church telephone number is 399-3591, Rev. Roger Emerson, Worship
service at 10 a.m.; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Wednesday worship at 6 pm.
Church office is located at 308 N. Main St.
Pentecostal Church of God, 601 W. Caroline St., Paulding, Elder
George Robinson, Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship service at noon,

prayer services Monday at 6 p.m. and Thursday at noon, Bible study at

6 p.m. Tuesday.
Pioneer Christian Ministries, County Road 108 and Ohio 637, Paulding, Rev. Chuck Oliver, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at
10:30 a.m., and Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. including a youth service
on at least three Wednesday evenings.
Rose Hill Church of God, corner of SR 637 and Charloe Trail,
Paulding, 399-3113, Pastor Ron Hofacker, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.,
Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday service from 7-8 p.m. with
childrens hour.
St. John Lutheran ChurchELCA, 7611 Road 87, Briceton, Pastor
Karen Stetins, church telephone number is 419-399-4962 or 419-3992320. Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m., Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 601 Flat Rock Drive (P.O.
Box 156), Paulding, Pastor Karen Stetins, church telephone number is
399-2320, Sunday Worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.
Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, 203 W. Townline, Payne, 399-2576,
Rev. Joseph Poggemeyer, Mass: Saturday at 4 p.m.
Edgerton Wesleyan Church, 1717 Bertha St., Woodburn, (Edgerton)
Ind. 46797, Pastor Dave Dignal, church telephone number is 260-6324008, Sunday school at 9 a.m., childrens church at 10 a.m., worship at
10 a.m., home groups at 6 p.m., Wednesday evening services at 6:30
Living Water Ministries, Contemporary worship service Sunday
nights at 10 a.m. & 6:30 p.m., The Well church for kids, Sunday
mornings from 10-11:30 a.m. The church is currently in the process of
relocating. For location information, contact Pastor Rich Phelan, 419263-2728.
Payne Church of Christ, 220 W. Merrin St., Payne, Pastor Mikeal
George. Sunday worship at 9:30 am. 419-263-2092; 419-574-2150 (cell).
Payne Church of the Nazarene, 509 E. Orchard St. (Ohio 500) Payne,
Pastor Mike Harper, 263-2422, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday night service at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday prayer
meeting at 7:30 p.m.
St. Jacob United Church of Christ, southwest corner of Oak and
Hyman streets, Payne, Rev. Jim Langham, 263-2763. Sunday School 9
a.m, Church service-10 a.m.
St. James Lutheran Church NALC, West Townline Street (P.O.
Box 42), Payne, 263-2129, Pastor Fred Meuter, 260-492-2581. Sunday
School at 9 a.m., Sunday worship at 10 a.m.
St. Paul United Methodist Church, (P.O. Box 154) 312 S. Main St.,
Payne, Rev. David Rohrer, church telephone number is 263-2418,
parsonage telephone number is 263-2017, Sunday school at 9 a.m.,
Sunday worship at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Editors Note: If your church doesnt have service times listed,
please contact the Paulding County Progress office to notify of Sunday
service times.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Paulding County Progress - 9A

Reducing wind erosion

By Staci Miller
Education specialist
Paulding SWCD
Wind erosion is a major issue
for agricultural land in Paulding
County with the flat landscape of
the county. Wind erosion physically removes the most fertile
part of the soil which includes
organic matter, clay and silt. This
results in lowering the soil productivity and increases the costs
of producing crops. The blowing
soil reduces seedling survival
and growth and puts additional
stress on the crops.
Wind erosion is a major threat
to the sustainability of land. A
wind speed as low as 6 mph
one foot above the soil surface
is capable of moving the soil
with erodible field conditions,
according to the University of
Nebraska institute of Agriculture
and Natural Resources. Erodible
field conditions are unprotected
soil surface that is smooth, bare,
loose and finely granulated.
As the wind speeds increase to
20 to 30 mph, this causes the rate
of erosion to triple.
There are many different ways to
help prevent wind erosion and sustain the land for future generations.
Reducing wind velocity at
the soil surface can be done by

using windbreaks. The Paulding

SWCD is currently offering a
variety of different tree seedlings
that can be planted to help generate a windbreak to reduce wind
erosion. Please contact Paulding
SWCD by March 1 if you are
interested in investing in a windbreak for your property.
Another option to reduce wind
erosion for farmers is to leave last
years crop residues on the fields
to leave additional cover to reduce the wind erosion through
the winter months.
In 2014, the Lake Erie Nutrient Reduction Program was
established in response to the
Lake Erie algal bloom. This
generated over 620 new acres of
cover crops planted in Paulding
County through this program. In
2015, the Paulding SWCD will
be offering a new cover crop
program. The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (LENRP) targets land in the Flat Rock Creek
Watershed. Please contact Deb
Hubbard, technician, for more
information about this program
at 419-399-4771.
Keeping a protective cover of
vegetative residues or growing
crops on the soil surface is the
simplest and surest way to reduce
both wind and water erosion.

Here is an example of wind erosion in Paulding County. The top layer of soil has been transported by the wind and will eventually end up in the ditch bank once the snow melts

Antwerp Jr./Sr. High Honor Roll

Antwerp Junior High/High
School honor roll for the
second nine weeks:
*Denotes 4.0

Wayne Trace Honor Roll

Wayne Trace Junior High/
High School honor roll for
the second nine weeks:
4.00 Rebecca Hamrick,
Blair Baumle, Jehane Hoagland, Hank Sinn, Haley Saylor, Addison Baumle
3.67-4.0 Molly Crosby, Leah Sinn, Sarah Young,
Erin Jewell
3.3-3.66 Nicholas Mansfield, Elizabeth Brown, Latasha Rivera, Corbin Linder,
Jacob Arend, James Weaver,
Kayla Zuber, Kayla Dilling,
Hunter Martin, Jacob Dingus,
Mackenzie Swary
3.0-3.29 Gina Sinn,
Charles Chastain, Darius
Hale, Tyler Showalter, Kelsee
4.00 Hollie Wannemacher, Victoria Ryan, Sydney
Hofmann, Corey Davis, Brianna Sinn, Erin Mohr, Sydney
Critten, Christopher Davis,
Estie Sinn, Scott Wenninger,
Shayna Temple
3.67-4.0 Arlyn Cooper,
Cole Shepherd, Nathanael
Roop, Mikayla Anderson,
Stacy Flint
3.3-3.66 Blair Ludwig,
Austin Kuhn, Kenzie Clemens, Taryn Homier, Alec
Vest, Gabriel Wobler, Quinton Harper, Nicholas Durre,
Jayson Nowak, Noah Stoller,
Carley Wright, Jessica Offerle, Emilee Colgan
3.0-3.29 Brooke Ludwig,
Liam Marihugh, Luke Miller,
Clint Sinn, Kelsey Fleagle
4.00 Brady Stabler
3.67-4.0 Daniel Sinn,
Stoller, Ethan Linder, Korene
Shelton, Ethan Dunham
3.3-3.66 Sarah Dyson,
Meg Crosby, Joseph Schmidt,
Seth Saylor, Danae Myers, Kacey Reinhart, Payton
3.0-3.29 Gabrielle Gudakunst, Colin Doerr, Brooke
Ramey, Brooke McMullen,
Blaine Jerome, Julie Holbrooks, Maddison Pessefall,
Jerrickah Thomas
4.00 Kalin Gerber, Gracie Gudakunst, Joel Johnson,
Sara Sinn, Megan Moore,
Leah Maassel, Connor Baumle, Lily Sinn
3.67-4.0 Celia Baker,
Garrett Silance
3.3-3.66 Quinton Stabler, Erica Mohr, Aden Baker, Owen Brigner, Kyle McClain, Jaydon Edwards
3.0-3.29 Joseph Deboer,
Gabe Sinn, Adam Stoller, Gillianne Wiseman, Alisa Elliott,
Alyssa Dysinger, Maggie
Crosby, Elias Sinn, Joshua
Kuhn, Jacob Kuhn
4.00 Sadie Sinn, Ellie
Stoller, Carissa Laukhuf,
Hannah Wilhelm, Madison

3.67-4.0 Clark Laukhuf,

Anne Eklund, Reece Thompson, Madilyn Brigner, Austin
3.3-3.66 Bryan Hofmann,
Brooke Greulach, Matthew
Stouffer, Julianne Roop,
Gracie Laukhuf, Chloe Stabler, Ellie Moore, Kaylee
Shepherd, Alli Hefner, Wyatt
Stabler, Oliva Egnor, Noah
3.0-3.29 Emily Williams, Rachel Ringler, Josiah
Linder, Grant Baumle, Trae
Sinn, Derek Myers, Keagann
Parrish, Nicholas Barnett, Caleb Yenser, Ashley Thrasher,
Reese Etzler
4.00 None.
3.67-4.0 Sydney Coyne,
Catherine Strable, Tyce Homier, Miriam Sinn, Andrew
Sinn, Max Laukhuf
3.3-3.66 Reid Miller,
Nathan Gerber, Alexis Gibson, Breanna Huffine, Na-

than Wilhelm, Krista Markley, Madison Elston, Kelsey

Guyton, Jordan Speller, Reed
Zartman, Cale Crosby, Kaitlin Vest, Taylor Long, Madeleine Laukhuf, Mason Elliott
Shepherd, Libby Wenzlick,
Zane Shaffer, Ashlynn Parrish, Claire Sinn, Fredrick
Hoagland, Chloe Thompson,
Richard Williams, Nathaniel
Showalter, Kylie Pfeiffer

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4.0-3.67 Michaela Burns,
Nicole Hughes, Jacob ODonnell, Collin Perry, *Joshua
Steiner, Olivia Tempel, Alexander Vail
3.66-3.33 Rachel Becker, Gregory Kurtz, Hannah
Mills, Bailee Sigman, Parker
Swenson, Gabrielle Zuber
3.32-3.0 Nicholas Barnhouse, Darian Bauer, Alston
Doctor, Haley Greene, ReMien Jackson, Samantha
4.0-3.67 Mikayla Boesch,
Emily Derck, Elizabeth
Hawley, Audrie Longardner,
*Anne Miesle, Aaron ODonnell, Paige Rebber, Kiana
Recker, Allison Taylor, Jenna
3.66-3.33 Sidney Barnhouse, Erik Buchan, Jeffrey
Coleman, Joshua Longardner,
Blaire Rebber, Iann Roebel,
Austin Wendt, Samuel Williamson
3.32-3.0 Brooke Gerig,
Nichole Mills, Kirsten Price,
McKenzie Steele
4.0-3.67 *Emily Buzin,
Carley DeLong, *Matthew
Dooley, Joshua Ehlinger,
Erica Meyer, Hunter Noel,

School Menus
Menus are subject to change
Week of Jan. 26
Grab & Go Breakfast available
MONDAY Lunch: Grilled chicken on bun, cooked carrots, pears,
milk. Plus: Salad bar.
TUESDAY Lunch: Fajitas, tater
tots, pineapple, milk. Plus: Salad bar.
WEDNESDAY Lunch: Chicken
nuggets, black-eyed peas, orange
smiles, milk. Plus: Salad bar.
THURSDAY Goulash, green
beans, bread and butter, mixed fruit,
milk. Plus: Salad bar.
FRIDAY Pizza bagels, tossed salad, applesauce, milk. Plus: Salad bar.
Week of Jan. 26
MONDAY Breakfast: Breakfast
pizza, sausage, bacon and egg, fruit,
juice, milk. Lunch: Popcorn chicken
bowl w/ whipped potatoes and gravy,
corn and cheese, dinner roll or salad
bar, garlic breadstick, fruit, milk.
TUESDAY Breakfast: French
toast, sausage links, fruit, juice, milk.
Lunch: Grilled chicken tender salad,
tomatoes, pretzel roll or assorted entree items, bun, pickle slices, oven
fries, fruit, milk.
WEDNESDAY Breakfast: Sausage, egg and cheese biscuit, fruit,
juice, milk. Lunch: Beef or chicken
and cheese burrito or quesadilla, refried beans, Spanish rice, w/ assorted toppings, fruit, milk.
THURSDAY Breakfast: Cinnamon rolls, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch:
Barbecue pork on bun, pickles, potato soup, juice box or Big Daddy
pizza, corn, fruit, milk.
FRIDAY Breakfast: Sausage
gravy and biscuit, fruit, juice, milk.
Lunch: Sloppy Joe on bun, oven potatoes or salad bar and garlic breadstick, fruit, milk.
Week of Jan. 26
Packed lunch: Peanut butter
and jelly sandwich, GoGurt, fruit,
MONDAY Breakfast: Powdered
sugar doughnuts, fruit, juice, milk.
Lunch: Mini pancakes, mini sausage, celery and carrot sticks, fruit,
TUESDAY Breakfast: Biscuit,

sausage patty, fruit, milk. Lunch:

Grilled chicken on bun, Romaine lettuce and tomato, peas, fruit, milk.
WEDNESDAY Breakfast: Pancake on a stick, fruit, juice, milk.
Lunch: Pepperoni breadstick, marinara sauce, green beans, fruit, milk.
THURSDAY Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch:
Popcorn chicken, whipped potatoes,
gravy, bread, Romaine lettuce salad,
fruit, milk.
FRIDAY Breakfast: Assorted cereal packs, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch:
Taco in a bag with cheese Doritos,
Romaine lettuce, refried beans, fruit,
Week of Jan. 26
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich,
GoGurt, crackers available daily
instead of main dish
MONDAY Breakfast: Yogurt,
Goldfish grahams, fruit, juice, milk.
Lunch: Breaded chicken on bun,
carrots, celery, fruit, milk.
TUESDAY Breakfast: Pancakes, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch:
Chicken fajita wrap w/ crackers,
refried beans, Romaine lettuce,
cheese, salsa, fruit, milk.
WEDNESDAY Breakfast: Burrito, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Cheesy
bread w/ marinara, green beans,
fruit, milk.
THURSDAY Breakfast: Muffin, string cheese, fruit, juice, milk.
Lunch: Chicken nuggets, whipped
potatoes w/ gravy, corn, bread, fruit,
FRIDAY Breakfast: Cereals or
cereal bar, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch:
Fish on bun, Romaine blend, broc-

coli, tomatoes, fruit, milk.

Week of Jan. 26
MONDAY Breakfast: Sausage
pizza, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Popcorn chicken, HS: mashed potatoes
w/ gravy, ES: French fries, corn,
dinner roll w/ butter, fruit, milk. Also
offered to HS: Chef salad, pizza sub
or grilled chicken on bun with salad
TUESDAY Breakfast: Egg,
cheese muffin, fruit, juice, milk.
Lunch: Mini corn dogs, baked beans,
cooked carrots, fruit, milk. Also offered to HS: Chef salad, pizza sub or
grilled chicken sandwich with salad
WEDNESDAY Breakfast: Mini
pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice,
milk. Lunch: Chicken and noodles,
mashed potatoes, green beans,
dinner roll w/ butter, fruit, milk. Also
offered to HS: Chef salad, pizza sub
or pretzel with cheese, salad bar.
THURSDAY Breakfast: Cheese
omelet, toast, fruit, juice, milk.
Lunch: HS: Nacho chips w/ meat
and cheese, ES: Sloppy nachos and
Scoop chips, corn, fruit, milk. Also at
Jr/Sr. High School Chef salad, pizza sub or grilled chicken sandwich
on bun with salad bar.
FRIDAY Breakfast: Fruit stick,
fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Pizza, Romaine lettuce salad, fruit, milk. Also
at Jr/Sr. High School Chef salad,
pizza sub or pretzel with cheese with
salad bar.
Week of Jan. 26
Same menu as Wayne Trace; no
breakfast served.

*Emilee Phillips, Jaime Ryan,

Kaylee Schroeder, *Jarrison
Steiner, *Maggie Wilson
3.66-3.33 Evan Hilton,
Becca Johanns, Olivia Miller,
Trey Mills, Brandon Pendergrast, Hanna Richey, Hannah
Schneider, Sydney Sheedy,
Hayden Spryn
3.32-3.0 Mariah Elkins,
Marissa Elkins, Ashley Pratt,
Derek Reeb, Arron Romero,
Peyton Short, Michael Taylor,
McKenzie Turpening
4.0-3.67 Brian Geyer,
Brooke Hatlevig, *Alexandra
Hindenlang, Brandon Laney,
Callie Perry, Joshua Poulson
3.66-3.33 Kaylee Bennett, Kaitlyn Clevinger, Faith
McDorman, Ashley Miller,
Amelia Miller, Jonathon Pendergrast, Dylan Peters, Kylee
Trauterman, Jessica Walker,
Rachel Williamson
3.32-3.0 Noah Cline, Riley McAlexander, Rebecca
McCroskey, Lynisha Moon,
Shaylean Moon, Kirsten
Price, Amanda Roberts, Hope
Smith, Kortney Smith
4.0-3.67 Ashton Barnhouse, Kendall Billman,
Adam Butzin, Kati Carr, Austin Chirgwin, *Jason Dunstan,
*Brett Fulk, Gene Garrett,
Kaitlyn Hamman, *Nathan
Lee, Jonathon Lederman,
*Charity Roebel, Jake Ryan,
*Iris Sorrell, Gage Speaks,
Joel Steiner, Jared Sukup,
Joshua Sukup
3.66-3.33 Keaton Altimus, Tyler Bauer, Serenity
Clark, Kobe Dunderman,
Braden Evans, Chloe Franklin, Gene Garrett, Aiden McAlexander, Aubree Rager, Ty
Rebber, Alayna Ryan, Brayton Stuckey, Rachel Walker,
Alexis Wright, Corey Zartman

3.32-3.0 Chelsea Johanns, Destiny Lee, Savannah Ridgway, Gabriel Steele


Boesch, Sayge Bonifas,
Karsyn Brumett, Aleyah
Cline, Alyvia DeVore, Boston
Dunderman, *Alyssa Fuller,
Izik Garrett, Carlie Hanes,
*Adison Hindenlang, Jayvin
Landers, Garrent Laney, Kendyl Miller, Ashton Minck,
Heather Oberlin, *Alex Phillips, Holly Sanders, Chloe
Saul, *Blake Schuette, *Kaitlyn Smith, *Julia Steiner,
*Elyse Stuery, Timothy Taylor, Mackenzie Timbrook,
*Melanie Wann
3.66-3.33 Jacob Eaken, Chase Friend, Destiney
Gerken, Codee Hathaway,
Nicolas McCreery, Sydney
Miller, Randall Mills, Hannah
Rettig, Shayla Wieland
3.32-3.0 Dustin Craig,
Mallory Mansfield, Kaitlyn
4.0-3.67 Madyson Bauer, Morgan Boesch, Rylan
Brooks, Johnathon Buehrer,
Jordan Buerkle, Lydia Butzin,
*Maycee Contreraz, Carmen
Cruz, Haile Davis, Kadi Donat, Mallory Ehrhart, Hunter
Grant, Aaron Hawley, Dylan
Hines, Austin Lichty, Logan
McKeever, Caleb Miller,
Laura Miller, *Eli Molitor,
*Kathryn Oberlin, Siera Octaviano, *David Partin, *Molly Reinhart, *Madison Ruen,
*Emily Sanders, Joshua Timbrook,*Eric Thornell, Grace
3.66-3.33 Heaven Bruce,
Asa Humes, Alicia Maag,
Jaron Pogue, Landyn Reyes,
Autumn Smith
3.32-3.0 Jason Geyer,
Gannon Peffley, Ryan Van

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10A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Varsity Panther boys bounce Bluffton 50-41
of the
disappointing loss at Allen
East the previous Friday, the
Paulding Panthers bounced
back with a significant 5041 win over a tough Bluffton
team at home on Friday night.
With the win, Paulding improved to 6-5 overall and 2-1
in the Northwest Conference
while Bluffton dropped to 1-2
in NWC play and 9-2 overall.
Pauldings defense held the
Pirates to just 32 percent in
field goal shooting while the
Panthers connected on 18-40
shots for 45 percent shooting.
In addition, Paulding out-rebounded Bluffton, 27-22.
Early in the game, the Pirates perched themselves behind the arc as Eli Runk fired
two treys and Levi Kistler
fired one from long range to
lead the visitors to a 13-9 advantage at the end of the first
But the Panthers began to
settle into their game in the
second quarter with Ben Heilshorn leading the way with
five points and Alex Arellano
contributing four points as the
home team rang up 16 points.
In addition, the Paulding defense tightened and held the
Pirates to just 10 points to
give the Panthers a 25-23 advantage at the halfway mark.
The guys came out and executed like they had to other
than a couple of breakdowns
in the first quarter, commented Paulding head coach
Shawn Brewer. Then they

Girls basketball
Wayne Trace vs. Shawnee
...postponed to Feb. 3

Delphos St. Johns...............55

Wayne Trace........................63
Wayne Trace........................60

Boys basketball

Wayne Trace........................69
Wayne Trace...................... 83

Fairview................... 52
Wayne Trace........................76
Delphos Jefferson...............56


Tinora 51, Hicksville 30; Tinora

51, Paulding 16; Fairview 44,
Paulding 36; Fairview 45, Hicksville 24

settled down and did a good

job. They did a great job moving the ball offensively.
In the third quarter, Ethan
Rhonehouse took charge of
the Paulding offense, scoring
eight of his game-high 14
points to lead the Panthers to
a 36-32 lead going into the
final stanza. The final quarter was all Paulding, 14-9, as
the Panthers broke out to the
nine-point win over the 9-2
This was really a good
comeback with the bad performance we had last Friday,
said Brewer. We played like
we are capable of playing.
Our defense did a great job. It
was a great conference win.
In addition to Rhonehouses performance, Arellano had 11 points for Paulding
and Treston Gonzales added
nine points. Blufftons Levi
Kistler was the game-leader
with 17 points.
Paulding drops Fairview
After dropping behind Fairview 28-18 at the half, the
Panthers roared back in the
second half at home on Saturday night to pull out a 51-44
win over the visitors. In doing
so, the local squad improved
its overall record to 7-5.
Paulding opened with a
12-9 advantage at the end of
the first quarter, but Fairview
connected on three treys and
outscored Paulding 19-6 in
the second quarter to gain the
Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress
10-point halftime advantage.
In the third quarter, the Pan- Treston Gonzales #24 takes the ball to the goal for the Panthers in the second half against
thers posted an outstanding Bluffton last Friday night. Gonzales finished with nine points as the Panthers defeated the Dividefensive effort and managed sion III No. 12 ranked Pirates 50-41.
to outscore Fairview 13-9 to les contributed 12 points for
jump back into the ballgame. Paulding.
The local squad continued to Erich Wolfrum scored 18
ride with the tide in the final points for Fairview.
eight minutes, outscoring JUNIOR VARSITY: In juFairview, 20-12, to roar back nior varsity action, Bluffton
for the impressive comeback. defeated Paulding, 40-30, on
Arellano had another good Friday night while the Apachnight and led the Panthers es bested the Panthers, 40-35
with 20 points while Gonza- on Saturday night.

Ayersville 30, Antwerp 16; Parkway 42, Antwerp 24

Wayne Trace 47, Spencerville
24; Wayne Trace 47, Delphos Jefferson 30

THURSDAY, JANUARY 22 Boys Basketball: Antwerp at Tinora; Wayne Trace at Holgate
Girls Basketball: Columbus Grove
at Paulding
FRIDAY, JANUARY 23 Boys Basketball: Paulding at Columbus Grove
Girls Basketball: Tinora at Antwerp; Holgate at Wayne Trace
Wrestling: Wayne Trace at Van
Buren Invitational
SATURDAY, JANUARY 24 Boys Basketball: Antwerp at
Lincolnview; Ayersville at Paulding;
Lima Shawnee at Wayne Trace
Wrestling: Paulding at Archbold
Duals; Wayne Trace at Van Buren
TUESDAY, JANUARY 27 Girls Basketball: Antwerp at Continental, Tinora at Paulding; Wayne
Trace at Delphos Jefferson

Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress

Jim Bowers/Paulding County Progress The Panthers Brad Crawford #10 fights for an offensive re Pauldings Corbin Edwards #2 leads a fast break against NWC foe Bluffton last Friday night in bound against Bluffton last Friday night in NWC play. Crawford
finished with four points in the nine-point Panther win.
the Jungle. The Panthers surprised the highly regarded Pirates, 50-41.

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Panther girls drop NWC game at Bluffton

The Paulding Lady Panthers traveled to Bluffton last
Thursday where they lost a
64-37 game at the hands of
the Bluffton Pirates. The Pirate invasion was led by Abbie Parkins who scored 23
points and Andie Schmutz
who added 15 points to the
hometown cause.
Bluffton nudged into a 10-9
advantage at the end of the
first quarter, but then moved
out to a 24-16 advantage at
the end of the first half.
The third quarter proved to
be the destruction of Pauldings efforts as the Pirate offense slammed the Panthers
21-4 to build a 45-20 lead going into the final quarter.

In the third quarter, Taylor

Monday led the Pirate effort
with four points, after sitting
on the bench much of the
first half in foul trouble. Part
of Pauldings struggle for the
game was the inability to sink
free throws. The Panthers
connected on just four of 17
shots from the charity stripe
while Pirates hit a sizzling 17
of 19 from the free throw line.
Faith Vogel led the Paulding scoring with 12 points.
We cant put four quarters
together, said Paulding head
coach Lyndsi Schultz. We
hung with them pretty well in
the first quarter and then our
offense just didnt make it
Part of Pauldings inability to score was a tenacious

Bluffton full court press that

the Panthers had a difficult
time dealing with.
In a non-conference outing
earlier last week, the local
squad entertained Delphos St.
Johns and ended up losing to
the Blue Jays, 55-25.
St. Johns jumped out to
an 8-0 advantage before Suzanne Reinhart scored the
first Paulding basket with
3:40 remaining in the first
stanza. Still, the Blue Jays
continued to roll to a 16-7 advantage at the end of the first
quarter. St. Johns went on a
11-0 rampage at the beginning of the second quarter to
pull out to a 33-9 lead at the
end of the first half.
Schultz said that one of
the biggest problems of the

Paulding offense was the

inability to control the ball.
For the contest, the Panthers
turned the ball over 25 times
compared to nine for Delphos, but the maroon-andwhite did manage to win the
battle of the boards, outrebounding the Blue Jays, 1817.
Faith Vogel led Paulding in
scoring with 11 points while
Brooke Combs pasted nine
points for the Panthers.
Tara Vorst scored 11 points
for St. Johns and Sydney
Fischbach contributed 10


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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Paulding County Progress - 11A

Edon, Fairview fall victim to Lady Raiders Aces use second

Traces girls basketball team
picked up a pair of victories
last week as the Lady Raiders
got a road win at Edon before
holding off a pesky Fairview
team on Friday.
The win over the Apaches
sets up a key Green Meadows
Conference showdown on
Friday at Wayne Trace as the
Lady Raiders host Holgate
with first place in the conference on the line. The Lady
Tigers and Lady Raiders are
both 2-0 in league play on the
the Apaches,
Wayne Trace used a 10-0 run
in the second quarter to break
open a close game en route to
a 60-42 victory.
Leading 13-12 after eight
minutes of action, an early
second quarter bucket by Erin
Mohr put Wayne Trace on top
then rattled off 10 straight
points, using buckets by Mohr
and Hollie Wannemacher
along with a 3-pointer from
Leah Sinn, to expand the lead


to 25-13. Wayne Trace went

on to take a 25-15 lead into
the locker room.
Fairview pulled within 2720 early in the third quarter
after a pair of Erin Marshall
free throws but the blackand-gold would get no closer.
The Lady Raiders pushed
the lead back to 40-32 entering the final stanza and then
put the game away with a
13-6 spurt early in the fourth
Mohr poured in eight of the
points in the Wayne Trace rally while Shayna Temple added four, expanding the advantage to 53-38.
It was a good team effort
tonight, noted Raider head
coach Bethany Hughes. We
still had moments that we
need to be better but we will
continue to work on developing that consistency.
Fairview did slice the deficit to 53-42 on two Marshall
foul shots but Wayne Trace
responded by scoring the last
seven points of the contest.
Ali Hug and Marshall
topped the Apaches with
15 and 12 points, respectively. Marshall also had 10
rebounds with Hug recording four steals. Kelsie Beck
picked up nine boards for the

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Wayne Traces junior varsity
is 5-6 overall and 1-1 in the
Green Meadows Conference
as the Raiders defeated Edon
but lost to Fairview.
The Lady Apaches held off
a late Wayne Trace rally to
post a 37-35 win at the Palace.
The Raiders led 11-10 after
one quarter before the blackand-gold posted an 18-17 advantage at the intermission.
Fairview led 28-25 going into
the final stanza.
At Edon on Tuesday,
Wayne Trace led at every
stop in posting a 42-27 win
over the host Bombers.
Estie Sinn bucketed 17
points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Lady Raiders
while Brooke Sinn chipped in
five markers, three assists and
five steals.
Carrie Thrasher topped
Wayne Trace with 10 boards
and Lily Sinn dished out four
posted leads of 12-4 after one
quarter, 22-12 at the half and
32-18 at the end of three periods.

Slow start, turnovers

give Aces convincing
win over Archers

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Paulding and Fairview also split a
pair of contests on Thursday.
The Apache seventh graders de- ANTWERP After losfeated the Panthers 47-40. Tyrel
Goings led Paulding with 22 points ing to the Hicksville Aces in
followed by Evan Edwards (eight), the Route 49 Classic some
James Stultz (seven), Noah Pesse- three weeks ago the Antwerp
fall (two) and Brandon Jackson Archers had another oppor(one).
Pauldings eighth grade recorded tunity to get even with their
conference rival. Antwerp
a 48-36 victory.
Luke Brewer topped the Panther had a couple of benefits in
lineup with 15 points and Fletcher
Cook added 11. Jaret Miller and the rematch with the game
Carson Shull each chipped in eight being played on the Archers
as well for the maroon and white. home court and the Aces were
Bailey Manz and Brock Schooley playing without their 6-foot-4
had the other Paulding points by
starting center Garrett Crall
scoring four and two, respectively.
who was sitting out due to
an injury. Crall is the areas
Junior High Boys Baskerball
Wayne Trace and Edgerton split a leading scorer at just over 18
points per contest.
pair of games Thursday afternoon.
Nate Gerber scored 18 points to The 12th ranked Aces in
lead the Raider seventh graders to a
Division IV had rattled off
31-19 win over the Bulldogs.
Drew Forrer and Nate Showalter eight straight wins before loseach chipped in four for the Raiders ing their first last Saturday to
with Reid Miller adding three and Fayette 57-43. Showing no
Cale Crosby two. Wayne Trace is now
ill effects from their previous
4-3 on the season.
Swank led the Bulldogs with eight lose and playing without one
of their key players, Hicks In the eighth grade tilt, Edgerton ville came out and established
defeated Wayne Trace 43-39.
Josiah Linder posted 11 points themselves as the aggressor
and Caden Bland added ten for defensively and used their
Wayne Trace, which falls to 5-2. Trae quickness to establish tempo
Sinn and Evan Mohr added seven
markers each and Braden Zuber and soundly defeated the Archers 54-28.
chipped in four.
Clayton Flegal bucketed 27 Antwerp was never in the
points for Edgerton and Greg Roth game after the first period
added seven.
when they were held scoreJunior High Wrestling
Wayne Trace junior high wrestling less. Trailing 11-0 the Archers
team participated in the Ayersville finally got on the board on a
Invitational on Saturday. Placing soft jumper across the lane
for the Raiders where Noah Reel by Sam Williamson. A Josh
second, Kameron Bevis fourth, Zack
Moser News
fourth, and Wyatt Stabler Longardner bucket followed
by a 3-pointer by Trey Mills
We are really improving as the pulled the Archers to within
year progresses. Noah Reel unfor- four at 11-7. The Aces antunately suffered only his second
loss of the season due to an injury swered with the final four
default. However, he wrestled a great points of the quarter (their
tournament up to that point. Wyatt Exclusive
only points
the quarter)
inStabler also is showing some improvement. Wyatt beat an opponent cluding an uncontested Jonny
in the consolation semis who had Giesige basket at the buzzer
beaten him twice this year. Each after driving the length of the
tournament we are getting better court in the final 4.5 seconds.
and improving. There is always a lot
to work on but we are making leaps With the Aces holding a
and bounds every week, said Coach slim 15-7 lead at intermission,
Josh Neilson.
the visitors placed an exclaFreshman Boys Basketball
mation mark on the game in
Wayne Trace picked up a 36-32 the third period with 25 points
win over Fairview in Green Meadows
while holding Antwerp to 11.
Conference play Thursday.
Josh Kuhn led the way for the Hicksville is as very good
Raiders with 13 points while Jake team. Defensively I thought
Kuhn added a dozen markers and
Adam Stoller chipped in seven. we did a good job in the first
Caleb Schaefer and Noah Toppe half. To hold a team like that
pitched in three points and one to just 15 is good but we only
point, respectively.
had seven and found our Ian Groves paced the Apaches
with 14 markers while Zach Hess selves trying to dig out of a
added nine. Schamar Midgett (six) hole all night, said Antwerp
and Garrett Carpenter (three) had head coach TJ Hammer.
the other Fairview points.
They (Hicksville) came


Lady Apaches.
Mohr topped Wayne Trace
with 28 points while Shayna Temple and Gracie Gudakunst added 11 markers
each. Temple also recorded
a dozen rebounds and Mohr
picked up 10 for the Raiders.
Temple added four assists and
four steals as well. Leah Sinn
dished out five assists.
In Williams County, the
visiting Raiders led at every
stop in rolling to a 63-33 win
over the Bombers.
Wayne Trace led 8-6 after
eight minutes of action before
widening the margin to 32-14
at the intermission. The Lady
Raiders led 47-21 at the end
of three periods.
Mohr topped the Raiders with 16 points and eight
rebounds while Gudakunst
chipped in a dozen markers,
six rebounds, three assists
and four steals. Danae Myers and Temple both added
10 points while Temple also
recorded eight rebounds, six
assists and three steals.
We were able to get contributions from everybody
tonight, Hughes noted. The
girls did a good job of making the extra pass and getting
good shots. We took care of
the basketball tonight very

half to deal
Lady Archers big
loss 44-20

HICKSVILLE The Lady Archers made the short trip
north to Hicksville last Saturday and after scoring the first five
points, all from Kiana Recker, the Aces answered with eight
straight points and was never threatened. Hicksville coasted to
a 44-20 Green Meadows Conference win.
With the win the Aces improve to 8-5 overall and 1-1 in the
GMC while for the Lady Archers, they fall to 3-9 and 0-2 in
league play.
In the second quarter the Archers trailed 8-5 but two buckets by freshman Rachel Williamson put the blue-and-white in
front 9-8 for its final lead with 3:18 remaining. Hicksville netted the final four points in the first half to lead 12-9 in a low
scoring first half.
The second half belonged to the Aces. Following an Avery
Braaten 3-pointer to pull the Archers to within six at 19-13 the
Aces managed to increase their margin to 13 when the third
quarter ended 30-17.
The fourth quarter didnt get any easier for Antwerp, scoring
just three points while Hicksville went inside to their 6-foot
inside player to score 14 in the final eight minutes. Only a
freshman, 6-foot-1 Addison Bergman found success in the
paint, finishing with 13 points. Joining Bergman were eight
Lady Aces teammates who scored from two to eight points.
For the Archers, Recker finished with seven to lead the
blue-and-white offense. Williamson and Braaten collected
four points each.
Antwerp was plagued with too many turnovers. The Archers
finished with 27 miscues.
Thats been our problem all year. We have a hard time
making the right pass and making good decisions. We played
pretty well in the first half and only trailed by three but they
(Hicksville) took it to us in the second half, said head coach
Kevin Taylor.
JUNIOR VARSITY: The junior varsity Lady Archers
trailed 17-5 and came back to take a 23-22 lead before falling to Hicksville 26-24. Becca Johanns led the Archer scoring
with nine points.
5 4 8 3 - 20
Hicksville 4 8 18 14 - 44
Antwerp 20: Williamson 2 0-0 4, Braaten 1 1-2 4, Miesle 0 2-6 2, Recker
2 3-3 7, Longardner 0 1-2 1, Johanns 1 0-0 2. Totals: 6 7-13 20. Three
point goals: Braaten. Fouls: 15.
Hicksville 44: Berenyl 2 1-3 5, Briskey 0 2-2 2, Demland 2 0-0 4, Slattery 1 0-2 2, Taylor 2 2-5 6, Schroeder 0 2-3 2, Straley 1 0-0 2, Bergman 6
1-1 13, Peter 4 0-0 8. Totals: 18 8-16 44. Fouls: 11.

PC Tigers fall 67-53

PAULDING Last Tuesday evening, the PC Tigers hosted Defiance County Good Samaritan School in their second
game of the season, resulting in a 67-53 loss.
Leading scorers for the night were Jordan Barker with 25 points
and Alexander Speiser with 14 points. Coach Randy Short
gave the special Hustle Award to Barker.
Due to winter time illness, only seven players, five female
and two male, were able to see action on the court. They put
up a great effort against an all-adult male Defiance team.
Coach Short commented that under the given circumstances, he is super pleased with the teams effort and performance.
A special thanks goes to Dana and Leslie Vogel for keeping
stats and operating the scoreboard. According to the coach,
both teams did a great job.

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goals: Mills 2, Williamson. Fouls: 13.
Antwerp finished with 23
miscues to just five for the
The second half started
with Antwerps Trey Mills
Paulding County
living up to his name with his
second 3-pointer of the night
to pull the blue-and-white to
within five at 15-10 but the
Archers would get no closer.
Giesige, a playmaking
guard for head coach Tony
Tear, contributed all over the
court for the Aces. The senior finished with 21 points
including a breakaway dunk
for his final basket. Standing 6-foot-2 Giesige also led
his team with nine rebounds.
Hicksville outrebounded the
blue-and-white 28-23.
Both teams shot 40 percent
from the floor (2-point goals)
with the Aces connecting on
21 field goals on 52 attempts
while the Archers managed
just 11 of 27. The Archers
had no one in double figures
with Williamson leading the
ready to play and the pressure offense with seven and Mills
coming off the bench to chip
in six.
With the loss the Archers
dip below .500 at 4-5 overall
and 0-1 in GMC play.

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Hicksville 11 4 25 14 - 54
Antwerp 0 7 11 10 - 28
Hicksville 54: Jasso 2 0-0 5, Thiel
4 2-4 11, Kinn 3 1-1 7, Harvey 0
2-4 2, Hostetler 1 0-0 2, Giesige 9
2-3 21, Neidhardt 2 2-4 6. Totals:
21 9-16 54. Three point goal: Jasso,
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Thiel, Giesige. Fouls: 14.
Antwerps Matt Jones #3 dishes the ball off after getting cut off in the paint last Thursday
Antwerp 28: Peters 2 0-1 5,
night. The Archers were home to Hicksville in a Green Meadows contest. The Aces came away
Jones 0 1-3 1, Mills 2 0-0 6, Poulson 0 1-2 1, Pendergrast 2 0-1 4, with a 54-28 win.

12A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Record-breaking week for Linder

WT picks up three more wins
DELPHOS Last week
Wayne Trace senior guard
Corbin Linder had a week
that most high school players
just dream about.
Last Tuesday, Linder set a
new school record in both career 3-point field goals made
and attempted and scored 28
points in a 69-57 win over
Thursday night, the Raider standout added 28 more
points as Wayne Trace rolled
to an 83-52 victory at Fairview.
Linder then wrapped up
the week by hitting the 1,000
point mark of his career Saturday night at Delphos Jefferson.
The senior guard hit a
3-pointer at the 1:22 mark of
the third quarter and scored
10 points in helping the Raiders to a 76-56 win over the
We are very proud of
what he has accomplished,
noted Raider head coach Jim
Linder. He has worked very
hard and put in a lot of time in
the gym. But the biggest thing
is he has had great teammates
and they are a big part of what
he has been able to achieve.
For his career, the senior
guard is 211 of 533 from
3-point range and now has
scored 1,002 points.
Linder became the seventh
player in Wayne Trace boys
basketball history to break
the 1,000 point mark. Others
to do it include Rob Welch
(1,737), Steve Hall (1,645),

Nathan Overmyer (1,296),

Russell Jewell (1,136), Kris
Hinchcliff (1,130) and Aaron
Hockenberry (1,053).
Overmyer also held the old
records for career 3-pointers
made (199) and attempted
In action last week, the
Raiders outscored Delphos
Jefferson 46-29 in the second
half to pull away from the
Wildcats for the 76-56 win.
Ethan Linder bucketed 22
points for Wayne Trace while
grabbing eight rebounds. David Sinn chipped in 18 points,
six rebounds and five steals
with Cole Shepherd adding
a dozen markers and nine
boards. Corbin Linder posted 10 points, five assists and
three steals with Luke Miller
dishing out six assists.
Wayne Trace led 16-8 after
one quarter before recording
a 30-27 halftime advantage.
The Raiders then led 55-42 at
the end of three quarters.
Last Tuesday, Linder hit a
3-pointer at the 3:25 mark of
the third quarter to break the
record for career 3-pointers
Linder scored 28 points
in the contest while dishing
out four assists and recording three steals. Ethan Linder
added 21 markers for Wayne
Trace while posting five
steals. Jake Arend topped the
Raiders with six boards.
The Raiders led 20-9 at the
end of eight minutes of action
and pushed the margin to 4025 at the intermission. Wayne
Trace took a 59-35 lead into
the final stanza.
Wayne Trace then moved

to 10-1 overall and 2-0 in the

Green Meadows Conference
by routing host Fairview 8352.
jumped on the Apaches with
32 points in the first quarter
to grab a commanding 32-12
lead after eight minutes of action.
Wayne Trace expanded the
margin to 52-24 at the break
and led 64-38 at the end of
three periods.
Corbin Linder had 28
points to pace Wayne Trace
in the contest and added three
assists. Darius Hale and Jake
Arend both chipped in nine
markers with David Sinn and
Luke Miller recording eight
Alec Vest led the Raiders on the boards with seven while Sinn picked up six.
Ethan Linder and Corbin
Linder both distributed three
assists each while Vest, David
Sinn and Justin Speice picked
up two each. Speice, Vest and
Ethan Linder also had three
steals a piece.
Wayne Traces junior varsity
is 7-4 in all games and 1-1 in
the GMC after defeating both
Fairview and Delphos Jefferson but falling to Edgerton.
At Jefferson Middle School,
Eli Sinn scored 17 points and
picked up four steals to lead
the JV Raiders to a 61-32 victory over the Wildcats.
Seth Saylor recorded a
double-double for the Raiders, bucketing 14 points and
grabbing 10 rebounds to go
along with five assists. Blaine
Jerome added nine markers

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Wayne Traces Ethan Linder #15 snags a second half offensive rebound at Fairview last Thursday night in GMC play.
for Wayne Trace and Jus- The Bulldogs led 3-2 at picked up the other two Raidtin Speice chipped in eight the end of one quarter and er points.
points and six rebounds. Jon still held one-point leads at Wayne Trace returns to acSinn also had three assists and halftime (9-8) and after three tion tomorrow as the Raiders
three steals for the red-white- quarters (16-15).
visit Holgate in Green Meadand-blue.
Speice topped Wayne Trace ows Conference action. The
Wayne Trace led 15-6 at the with eight points and Eli
end of one quarter and posted Sinn chipped in five markers Raiders host Lima Shawnee
Saturday in non-league play.
a 29-19 halftime advantage.
The Raiders then took a 46-23 and four steals. Emil Stoller
advantage into the final stanza.
The Raiders picked up their
first Green Meadows Conference victory on Thursday as
Wayne Trace rallied late to
tie the game in regulation and
went on to defeat host Fairview 54-47 in overtime.

Brady Stabler hit a
game-tying 3-pointer late in
regulation to knot the game at
In the extra period, Wayne
Trace got baskets by Seth
Yenser and Eli Sinn along
with a pair of Stabler free
throws to go in front 51-45.
The Raiders added two
more Stabler foul shots and
an Eli Sinn free throw to seal
the 54-47 victory.
Stabler topped the Raiders
with 20 points and five steals
while Speice added 16 points.
Eli Sinn chipped in six points
and five steals.
Fairview led 12-6 after one
quarter before the Raiders rallied to post a 24-21 halftime
advantage. Wayne Trace led
35-33 at the end of three periods.
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On Tuesday, Edgerton outJim Bowers/Paulding County Progress scored Wayne Trace 16-0 in Following a steal, Alec Vest #32 takes the ball up court for the
The Raiders Jake Arend #4 goes over his defender as he drives to the basket drives for a the fourth quarter as the Bull- Raiders. Wayne Trace defeated Fairview last Thursday in Green
dogs posted a 32-15 victory. Meadows Conference action, 83-52.
second half score against Fairview last Thursday night.

Antwerp wrestlers fare well

ANTWERP The Antwerp Junior High and High

School wrestling squads both
wrestled at separate tournaments on Jan. 17 and both
had productive days out of
all of their wrestlers.
At the Ayersville High
School, in the Pilot Invitational, the Archers had two
junior high wrestlers competing with both wrestlers
placing first in their respective weight classes.
claimed the title in the 86
pound weight class, earning two wins, both coming
by pin, on the day. For the
season, Aidan has a current
record of 15 wins, 0 losses
with 11 wins coming by pin.
He has been the champion
at the Wayne Trace Invitational, Bryan Invitational,
Antwerp Invitational and the
latest at the Pilot Invitational.
Also claiming first place at

the Pilot Invitational was Tyler Bauer at 104 pounds. He,

too, had two wins on the day
with both coming by way of
pins. Tyler is also undefeated on the year with 14 wins,
0 losses, and 11 pins. Tyler
has claimed four tournament
titles so far this season, winning the Bryan Invitational,
Antwerp Invitational, and the
Pilot Invitational.
Both of these wrestlers are
preparing for their next tournament at Wauseon on Jan.
Meanwhile, 40 miles to the
west in Woodburn, the Antwerp High School wrestlers
competed in the Woodlan
Invitational. All four Archer
wrestlers were able to place
in the top six of their respective weight classes, with two
of them claiming first place as
Placing sixth in the 132
pound weight class was soph-

omore Logan Shaner. Shaner

on the year has a record of 22
wins, nine losses, and 18 pins.
Placing fifth on the day at
285 pounds was senior Jordan Laker. Laker had two
wins and two losses on the
day with one pin, bringing
his season total to 19 wins, 10
losses and 13 pins.
The Archers were able to
crown two champions on Saturday as well. Junior Justice
Clark amassed three wins and
one pin at Woodlan to earn
first place at 152 pounds. Justices current season record
stands at 19 wins, seven losses with 12 pins. This is also
Clarks first individual tournament title so far this season.
Also placing first was senior Jarett Bute at 220 pounds.
Bute was also 3-0 on the day
with one pin. Bute has a very
impressive 28 wins with only
two losses and 14 pins on the

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Wayne Trace senior guard Corbin

Linder enjoyed a
fantastic three-game
stretch last week
that culminated on
Saturday with the
standout hitting the
1,000-point mark for
his career.

Wednesday, January 21 2015 Paulding County Progress - 13A

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Paulding head coach Lyndsi Schultz stands in the middle of her team during a time out against Delphos St. Johns. Paulding Samantha Meggison, a junior for the Paulding Lady Panthers,
gets in the paint for a close look at the basket. The Panthers
lost the road game to the Blue Jays, 55-25.
lost on the road to Delphos St. Johns, 55-25.

Raider grapplers sweep tri-match

In a tri-way wrestling match
over the weekend, the Wayne
Trace Raiders swept their opponents in both matches. The
Raiders defeated Spencerville
47-24 and then turned back
Delphos Jefferson 47-30.

Individual results vs. Spencerville:

106: double void
113: Max Rassman (WT) won by
120: Double void
126 George Clemens (WT) pinned
Peyton Ford (SP)1:54
132: Ruger Goeltzenleuchter, (WT)
defeated Cody Dickson (SP)20-4
138: Derrick Smith (SP) pinned Caleb Schultz (WT) 5:51
145: Cole Bellows (SP) pinned
Zaine Cotterman (WT) 3:43
152: Tyler Showalter (WT) pinned
Gage Bellows (SP) 0:26
160: Brandon Laney (WT) pinned
Robby King (SP) 0:44
170: Jacob Dingus (WT) won by void
182: Josh Reel (WT) Won by void
195: Caleb Sutherkand (SP) pinned

Braxton Asher (WT) 3:00

220: Wyatt Krouskop (SP) pinned
Anthony Rooks (WT), 0:23
285: Quinton Stabler (WT) won by
Individual results vs. Delphos Jefferson:
106: Brett Mahlie (DJ) won by void
113: Max Rassman WTdec. Andrew
Foust (DJ) 23-8
120: George Clemens (WT) won by
126: Danial Lehmkuhle (DJ) pinned
Carl Elliot, (WT) 1:20
132: Ruger Goeltzenleuchter (WT)
dec Wyatt Place (DJ) 4-2
138: Hunter Showalter dec. David
Grant, (DJ) 10-7
145: Zaine Cotterman (WT) pinned
Jacob Harvey (DJ) :27
152: Tyler Showalter (WT) pinned
Cooper Chung (DJ)1:35
160: Brandon Laney (WT) pinned
Jordan Bonifas (DJ) :25
170: Jacob Dingus (WT) pinned Matt
Weichart (DJ) 1:40
182: Tyler Foust (DJ) pinned Josh
Reel (WT) 2:44

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Suzanne Reinhart gets around a Delphos St. Johns defender as she looks to the basket with
determination. Reinhart and her teammates lost to the Blue Jays of Delphos St. Johns in nonleague play 55-25.

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14A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, January 21, 2015



plus 30'x81' building. Northern Paulding
County. Contact 20p4
73,000 miles, exterior: burgandy. Interior: gray cloth, serviced regularly, great
condition. Asking $7,000. Call 419-5767758 to test drive. See Craigslist - Fort
Wayne for pics.
140124) with bench and sheet music.
Asking $100. Call 419-576-7758. See
Craigslist - Fort Wayne for pics. 19ctf
MATTRESS SET. New in plastic,
can deliver 260-493-0805.


MALL, 108 W. Main Street, Van
Wert (419) 238-3362, 30+ Dealers.
Closed Tuesdays. Buy & Sell. 27ctf


2 BDRM. APT. downtown Antwerp.

Stove, refrigerator, water, sewer and
garbage. $400 mo. 419-258-9325. 22c3


740 Fourth St., Latty, Oh. $475 mo.
includes sewer. $525 deposit. No
pets. 419-622-4502.
baths on a private lot. 1st month rent plus
deposit. 419-263-4700 or 419-263-8304 20c3
house, separate bathrooms. Call Tim
RENT in Paulding and Defiance.
Please call Al at 419-399-2419 for
more details.
IN PAULDING - Whispering Pines
- 2 bdrm. Call 419-670-4655 or 419399-2419

Paulding. Please call Straley Real
Estate at 419-399-4444 or 419-3993721 for more information
PAULDING STORAGE CENTER: Now renting storage units.
Different sizes available. Call 41918ctf
399-2419 for info.
UNITS. For more information
please call Straley Real Estate at
419-399-4444 or 419-399-3721 25ctf


AL GRIFFITHS CONSTRUCTION: Windows, light electrical,

drywall, siding, doors and more. Call
Al for your repair or construction
needs. 419-506-2102




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REPORT of the Paulding County
Carnegie Library for the year ended December 31, 2014, has been completed
and is available for public inspection in
the office of Michelle Stahl, Fiscal Officer
at 205 S. Main St., Paulding, Ohio between 9am and 4pm, Monday through


2015 Annual Financial Report has been
completed and is available for inspection
at the Village Adminstration Office, 119
North Main Street, Payne, Ohio. THE VILLAGE OF PAYNE will hold regular monthly meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday
of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Office. Anyone wishing to be notified of any
regular meeting changes or of any special
meetings must contact the Fiscal Officer
with a request for notification.
available for inspection at the Brown
Township Office. The BROWN TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES will hold their regular
monthly meetings for the year 2015 on
the last Tuesday of month, at 4:00 p.m.,
at the Brown Township Office. Anyone
wishing to be notified of any regular meeting changes or of a special meeting, must
contact the Fiscal Officer with a request
for notification.
CREEK TOWNSHIP is complete
and available for review. To make an appointment with the fiscal officer, please
call 419-786-9525

Multiple Listing

#1669 300 E. Jackson

St., Paulding. 3 BR,

corner lot, newer roof,

furnace, and breaker box, lg. living rm,
spacious kitchen, att.
garage, New Price
$59,500 Call Joe

#1646 3 BR home w/
newer roof, det. garage.
Seller has relocated &
will look at all offers.
New Price! Paulding.
Call Don 419-399-7699

#1665 3 bdrm., 2 bath,

corner lot in Paulding.
New furnace, hardwood
flooring, island kitchen,
family rm. & master
bath. Sellers are relocating and says sell...New
Price! Realtor owned.
Call Don 419-399-7699

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Newer metal roof, outbuildings, 3 BR! NE of
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#2890 17519 R. 218 Cecil, 2 Story Country Home (New roof 2012) on 1.83 ac.
Includes 4 BR, 1 1/2 baths, pond and 2
metal blds. $99,000

#2868 New Listing, 7555 Rd. 1031

Antwerp. 4 bdrm, 2 bath home. Eat-in
kitchen, newer replacement windows,
sunroom, pond. $77,000.

#2872 NEW Listing. 3 Bedroom , 1

1/2 Bath Home located at the edge of
Briceton. 1180 Sq Ft, with 2 car attached garage and a 624 Sq Ft Addition
that could be finished off for a workshop
or a small apartment w/ separate entry. Recently installed Heat Pump and Central Air, some new flooring. Asking $69,900. Very nice home for the money.



#2870 Countryside Estates Completely remodeled 4 BR, 1 1/2 bath

home. Estates. New Floor coverings,
Roof, Light Fixtures, Kitchen Cabinets,
sinks & Faucets. Appliances included.

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TRACT #2: 22 acres in Section 24 Tully Twp., Van Wert County,

Ohio with frontage on Lincoln Highway. Excellent farm with Hoytville Silty Clay soil. There are 19 tillable acres.
Terms: 10% earnest money due day of auction. Closing by
March 19, 2015. Buyer will have 2015 farming rights.

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TRACT #1: 86.218 acres in Section 18, Union Twp., Van Wert
County, Ohio with frontage on Feasby-Wisener Rd. and Colwell Rd.
Excellent farm with Hoytville Silty Clay soil type. There are 83 tillable acres.
Terms: 10% earnest money due day of auction. Closing by
March 19, 2015. Buyer will have 2015 farming rights.

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OPEN. Paulding Exempted Village
Schools is taking applications for a fulltime Special Education and Pre-School
Secretary. High school diploma required,
office and computer experience, good
communication and organizational skills,
are a plus. For more details, please click
on the Employment tab at Interested persons please
submit a cover letter and resume, or direct
any questions to: Superintendent William
Hanak, at w_hanak@pauldingschools.
org, or 405 N. Water St, Paulding, OH
45879, 419-399-4656, ext 1510, by 12:00
p.m., Monday, January 26, 2015.

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already there! NE of Paulding. $29,900. Call Sandra or Tamyra 419-5061015.
#1674 NEW PRICE. 3 bdrm., 2 bath remodeled home, 2 car garage, new
kitchen, flooring, roof & furnace w/C/A. In Paulding. Call Don Gorrell 419399-7699.
New Listing #1680! 2 BR home w/ some updates affordably priced. House
payment would be less than rent. N. Cherry St., Paulding. Call Don Gorrell

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Township Trustees is complete and
available for review. Call Neil Beining at
419-587-3792 to set up an appointment.
Washington Township will hold their
next general meeting Monday, January
26th at 7pm at the township building. All
other general meetings will be the last
Tuesday of each month at 7pm at the
Township building. The public is invited
to attend. Neil Beining, Fiscal Officer,
Washington Township Trustees. 22c1


Columbus, Ohio Division of Construction
Legal Copy Number:
Sealed proposals will

be accepted from
pre-qualified bidders
at the ODOT Office of
Contracts until 10:00
a.m. on February 10,
2015. Project 150076
is located in Paulding
County, SRTS Paulding Sidewalks and is a
project. The date set for

completion of this work

shall be as set forth in
the bidding proposal.
Plans and Specifications
are on file in the Department of Transportation.

Wenninger Drywall
Inc., an Ohio Corporation (The Corporation) has dissolved.
You must present to the
corporation any claim
against the corporation,
including any claim by
a creditor or any claim
that is conditional, unmatured, or contingent
upon the occurrence or
nonoccurrence of future
events, pursuant to the
1. All claims shall be
presented in writing
and shall identify the
claimant and contain
sufficient information
to reasonably inform
the corporation of the
substance of the claim.
2. The mailing address
to which the person
must send the claim is:
Wenninger Drywall
Inc., 2723 Road 71,
Haviland, Ohio 45851
3. The deadline by
which the corporation
must receive the claim
is Sixty (60) days after
the date this notice is
given (the Deadline).
The last giving of this
notice will be on January 21, 2015.
4. The claim will be
barred if the corporation does not receive the
claim by the deadline.


Home care - Paulding Co.

for pediatric case.
2-7 p.m. Monday - Friday;
Saturday mornings.
Apply at office or download from website:
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The corporation may
make distributions to
other creditors or claimants, including distributions to shareholder of
the corporation, without further notice to the
Dated: January 5, 2015
Edwin L. Wenninger,
Resolution 1301-15 was
passed by Paulding Village Council on January
5, 2015, 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 21c2


To: Diversified Energy
Corporation, whose address is unknown.
Notice to Diversified
Energy Corporation its
successors or assigns.
Pursuant to Section
5301.332 of the Ohio
Revised Code, you are
notified that the oil and
gas lease (the Lease)
dated July 23,1974, and
recorded in Volume 7,
Page 15, of the Paulding County, Ohio, Oil
and Gas Lease Records
upon 76.952 acres in
the North Half of the
Southeast Quarter.
Section 14. Harrison
Township. Paulding
County. Ohio will be
forfeited. The Lease will
be forfeited because the
term has expired and
because the Lessee, its
successors and assigns
has failed to pay the
required delayed rental
payments as provided
in the Lease. The present owner of the land,
being the successor to
the original Lessors, intends to file for record
an affidavit of forfeiture with the Paulding
County, Ohio Recorder
if you, your successors
or assigns, do not have
the Lease released of
record within thirty (30)
days of receipt of this
notice. Receipt shall be
presumed as of the date
of publication of this
Steinman Farms L.P.
by Judy A. Steinman,
General Partner
23526 Dawkins Road
Woodburn Indiana

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Paulding County Progress - 15A

This amaryllis, Temptation, had blooms that lasted nearly a month. More typically, they look
good for one to two weeks, depending on the variety. Room temperature will also greatly affect
their speed of blooming and how long they last. Cooler temperatures will prolong the bloom.

My love affair with amaryllis

Its right about this time of
year when I start thinking to
myself, Why do I live in the
north? It got really cold in November, but Thanksgiving turkey
and pumpkin pie kept us warm
and then December arrived, with
pretty mild temperatures.
Christmas and New Years
tagged along and before we
knew it, it was 2015. January. A
famous poet once said that April
is the cruelest month, but January
sure gives it a run for the money.
Last January was quite memorable (remember?) even though
I got the heck out of Dodge and
flew to South America for the
last half of it.
The famous January thaw
was nowhere to be seen and even
though we have enjoyed warmer
weather for several days in a row
now, things still look pretty wintery and brown. it just might be
elusive this year, too. Desperate
times call for some flower therapy about now, so I plan to make
another trip to the botanical conservatory in Fort Wayne, after
having been there once already.
And I did like I do every winter - I potted up some amaryllis
bulbs. If I cant go back to South
America, at least a little bit of
South America can come to me.
These big bulbs originate there,
where they grow in the ground
year round.
Ive been growing amaryllis

In the

Kylee Baumle
(Hippeastrum sp.) for about nine
years now and Im certain I still
have some of the original bulbs
I purchased back when I started.
Labels have gotten lost, and Ive
got a large crate full of them, so
who knows if any of the originals
are still in there, but Ive got no
shortage of cheery bloom potential.
Youll see amaryllis bulbs for
sale in the stores starting in October and November, because
most people associate their
blooms with Christmas. But I
like to pot them up all winter so
that Ive got blooms to lift my
spirits the whole dreary winter
long. Theyll generally bloom
six to eight weeks after potting
them up. You might be able to
find some in the stores now too,

on sale perhaps.
If you happened to plant an
amaryllis or two this year and its
finished blooming, you can keep
that bulb instead of composting
it. Continue to water it as the foliage emerges and grows, because
what its doing after it completes
its bloom period is bulking up
for the next one. Adding plant
food will help it create a healthy
flower bud.
You can keep the bulb in
its pot year round, or you can
do what I do and plant it in the
ground outside once the danger
of frost is past in the spring. It
will grow there all summer and
then I dig it up before first frost.
At that point, I cut the foliage off
at the top of the bulb, shake the
excess soil from its roots and trim
those to about six inches and then
store it in my cool basement for a
couple of months.
Then I can start all over again
for more lovely blooms to
brighten up my winter. If you
dont want to go to all that bother
with your bulb, Id be happy to
take it off your hands. Its not that
I really need more amaryllis, but
I hate to see a good bulb go to
Read more at Kylees blog,
Our Little Acre, at and on Facebook
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Kim Sutton, president of the John PauldingHistorical Society, presents Paulding Countys
EMA director, Ed Bohn, with a certificate of appreciation. Bohn was guest speaker at the historical societys annual meeting and election of officers on Sunday, Jan. 18. He explained his duties
and goals for the county, followed by a Q&A session. He said he looks forward to working with
first responders and other service organizationsand to updating equipment, procedures and
warning sirens throughout the county.


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16A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Paulding Putnam Electric makes

move to spur economic development

Kathy Blair and Neil Flory visited Key West, Fla., for Bettys grandsons wedding on a sailboat.
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PAULDING The Paulding Putnam Board

of Trustees created a Revolving Loan Fund. The
goal is to encourage and foster area economic
development within the Paulding Putnam Electric
Co-op (PPEC) service territory. The PPEC board
committed to putting $60,000 into a fund, but now
theyre looking for potential projects.
Heres how the program works: The USDA
would grant Paulding Putnam Electric the initial
amount of $300,000 for the revolving loan fund,
but that is only granted after a project is accepted.
After the project is accepted, PPEC would lend
the money at 0 percent interest.
Projects can only be submitted by government
agencies or nonprofit entities like CICs.
The projects can range from being used for
infrastructure to building a spec building for
potential investors.
Once the money starts being repaid, PPECs
Revolving Loan Fund Committee would then
begin accepting applications to assist for-profit
entities within the PPEC territory. They would
do so by offering gap lending.
Erika Willitzer is the marketing and economic
development manager for PPEC. She explained
how Mercer Countys electric co-op Midwest
Electric established an RLF, and they were
able to loan money for infrastructure, which

ultimately led to the city of Celina landing the

Ferguson Distribution Plant.
This was a huge win for Mercer County
and it all began with the local co-op lending a
helping hand. I dont see why Paulding Putnam
Electric cant do the same for its territory and the
communities it serves.
George Carter, CEO/general manager of
Paulding Putnam Electric, is 100 percent behind
this fund and encourages government entities to
discuss the possibilities of working with PPEC.
Communities within our service territory can
benefit from zero interest financing through this
program and not tie up their traditional financing
avenues or use general funds. Additionally,
down the road as the program matures, this
Revolving Loan Fund can provide assistance to
area businesses that are looking to expand and
may need additional low cost funding as part of
their larger financing needs, stated Carter.
To obtain more information, call 1-800-6862357 or email
Were striving to be a resource for all the
counties we serve and were hoping that by
beginning this process, well be able to have a
true economic impact. Eventually we hope by
creating this fund it will lead to more jobs and
prosperity, said Willitzer.

Mercy Defiance to host health

insurance marketplace,
Medicaid expansion sign-up

DEFIANCE The Affordable Care Act has provided many

with the opportunity to access health insurance through the
Marketplace. With the open enrollment period ending on Feb.
15, experts with Mercy are available to help you sign up for insurance at a special event to be held at Mercy Defiance Clinic
from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30 in the downstairs meeting
Certified application counselors and licensed navigators will
answer your questions, help you create your Marketplace or
Ohio Medicaid accounts and walk you through your insurance
All Marketplace plans provide essential health benefits and
cover pre-existing conditions and preventive care. Some offer
dental coverage. Before open enrollment begins, patients can
explore options, prepare to apply and sign up for Marketplace
updates by going to
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To RSVP, please email your contact information to or call 877-918-5400.
Once you have confirmed your attendance, please bring:
Social Security Numbers (or document numbers for legal
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Pay stubs, W-2 forms or Wage and Tax Statements
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Information about any health insurance you or your family could get through a job.
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Martinez, Heather Miller, Laura Priest, Sue Arend, Bob Miller, Kathie Roth, Jean Schooley, Mary Batt and Rita Diaz (photographer)
recently visited Independence Center, US Mint, Independence Hall, Liberty Bell Center and other Philadelphia museums plus
the statue of Rocky Balboa and several churches. They also went to Shanksville for Flight 93 Center. In Stockbridge, Mass. they
visited the National Shrine of Divine Mercy and the Norman Rockwell Museum. In New York they visited the National Shrine of
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