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INSIDE Indiana man indicted for girlfriends murder

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Summer concert
series begins
Friday evening

Chamber of Commerce
opens its Summer Concert
Series from 6-9 p.m. Friday,
May 20 at Herb Monroe
Community Park in Paulding. The senior centers Relay For Life team will offer
food starting at 6 p.m. and
the band Strawberry Hill
will begin playing around 7
p.m. Bring lawn chairs and
get ready to enjoy this free
In case of inclement
weather, the concert will
move to Paulding United
Methodist Church.

Limberlost will
be meeting topic


Paulding Historical Society
will hold a general meeting
at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May
24 at the museum, located
across from the fairgrounds
in Paulding.
Randy Lehman, site manager at Limberlost State
Historic Site in Indiana, will
be speaking on the Limberlost and author Gene Stratton Porter.
The meeting is open to
the public and refreshments
will be served afterward.

Pool set to open

PAULDING The opening of the Paulding Municipal Pool is scheduled for
Monday, May 30, weather

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From Staff Reports

PAULDING The homicide investigation of a woman found dead at
an abandoned house two months ago
resulted in the indictment of an Indiana man on Thursday.
The Paulding County Sheriffs
Office handed over the murder case
involving Wilma A. Schwartz to the
Paulding County Prosecutors Office
last week. The case was presented on
May 12 to a county grand jury for one
count of murder, an unclassified felony, against Daniel W. Zerbe Sr., age
42, of Fort Wayne.
An indictment was returned and a
warrant was issued for Zerbes arrest.
He currently is in Allen County, Indianas custody on charges related to
Schwartz, 44, from Fort Wayne,
was found dead from a single gunshot
to the head on March 14 at 10488
Road 1, Antwerp, just inside the Ohio
side of the border with Indiana.
Her car was later found in Hun-



tington County, Ind., in a parking lot

outside of Markle, just hours after authorities asked for the publics help in
finding the vehicle.

Through our investigation, we

discovered Schwartz was shot inside
her vehicle by Zerbe. We learned
Schwartz and Zerbe had been in a

relationship for several years, and it

wasnt good, said Sheriff Jason K.
My deputies were able to advance
this case when Zerbe was arrested
on an unrelated warrant, and he was
found in possession of the gun used
in the (Schwartz) murder.
Although Schwartzs body was
found in Paulding County, it is uncertain where the crime occurred. The
sheriff noted, We do not have the
location of the shooting. The prosecutors research indicates the suspect
will be charged where the victim is
found if the actual scene is unknown.
Zerbe will be served a copy of the
warrant on indictment regarding this
case, and eventually be extradited to
Paulding County for arraignment on
these charges, according to the sheriff. No local court dates have been
Zerbe also has outstanding warSee INDICTED, page 2A

Officials give
clarification on
special audit
Progress Staff Writer
PAULDING Clarification on a story appearing in
last weeks edition of the
Paulding County Progress
was offered by county Commissioner Tony Zartman and
county Auditor Claudia Fickel Monday morning.
While last weeks article
indicated an Ohio Auditor of
State investigation was started at the request of the county commissioners, there is a
back story.
According to the two local
officials, the state auditors
office was first approached
by Fickel, who then talked
with county commissioners.

I found irregularities in
day-to-day business, which
prompted me to seek legal
advice, said Fickel. She
was counseled to contact the
State for investigation.
After making a call to the
Auditor of States office,
Fickel informed the county
commissioners of her concerns.
Zartman said the board of
commissioners supported her
actions and agreed to enter
into a contract with the Auditor of State for their investigative services.
Because the investigation
is open, neither official could
comment further on the matter.

The John Paulding Historical Society Museum will host the third annual Celebration of Arts and
Artists. This years event will begin May 14 through June and will feature glass art and pottery.

Grand jury indicts 10 Museum to celebrate the arts

and artists of Paulding County

County grand jury returned
indictments against 10 persons on Thursday, May 12.
The individuals will be arraigned in Paulding County
Common Pleas Court. Those
indicted were:
Daniel W. Zerbe, 43,
address unknown, one count
murder, unclassified felony.
Rodney A. Heath, 45,
Defiance, one count each
aggravated robbery, first-degree felony, and robbery, second-degree felony.
Russell L. Hutchinson,
36, Defiance, one count aggravated robbery, first-degree
Clarence J. Hoskins Jr.,
46, Oakwood, one count each
burglary, second-degree felony; and aggravated menacing,

first-degree misdemeanor.
Decoda A. Blake, 28,
Continental, one count having weapons while under disability, third-degree felony.
Tyler N. Moss, 28, address unknown, one count
possession of methamphetamine, fifth-degree felony.
54, address unknown, one
count possession of cocaine,
fifth-degree felony.
Robert A. Banks, 41,
Oakwood, one count nonsupport of dependents, fourth-degree felony.
Hillary Zijlstra, 32, Antwerp, one count passing bad
checks, fifth-degree felony.
Austin K. Zuver, 19,
Paulding, one count sexual offender registration,
fourth-degree felony.

PAULDING The Celebration

of the Arts and Artists of Paulding
County exhibit opened last Saturday, May 14 and continues through
the end of June at the John Paulding
Historical Society Museum, located
across from the fairgrounds in Paulding.
The public is invited to view the
beautiful artwork created by glass
and enjoy the incredible talent of pottery artists all from Paulding County. Admission is free.
The John Paulding Historical Society Museum is open every Tuesday
from 10 a.m. -4 p.m. or by appointment.
The museum also will be open
Monday through Saturday, June 1318, during the Paulding County Fair.

2A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, May 18, 2016

At Antwerp Council

Concerns heard on building standards ordinance

Progress Staff Writer
ANTWERP In regular session
Monday, the Antwerp Village Council
addressed concerns prior to the second
reading of the minimum building standards ordinance.
Property owners Doug Bragg and
Oley McMichael attended the meeting
and voiced their concern for the ordinance adopting minimum building
standards for residential properties in
the village. Braggs concern was about
the possibility of the property owner
and the housing inspector unable to
agree on a certain issue and then calling in a third party.
The third party seems rather vague
for me. Who is the third party. What
does that mean? he asked.
We want the property owner and
inspector to work through the issue.

Our purpose isnt to drive the renter

out. We have simple, minimum standards in mind and we dont think there
will be a problem, said Mayor Ray
After discussion, the new ordinance
will specify the third party as being the
village administrator. The ordinance
received its second reading during the
The Safe Routes to School project will need to be rebid. The project
received just one bid for $161,000,
which is $30,000 more than the estimate. The Ohio Department of Transportation rejected the bid and will continue to contact other contractors for
input before a rebid process can take
place, in early summer or late fall.
The railroad crossing on Main
Street is sinking on the south side of
the track. Village administrator Keeran

has contacted Pioneer Railcorp about

the condition of the crossing and they
have applied to the Ohio Rail Commission for funding.
The village will commit up to
$10,000 in state highway funds towards the project. The estimated cost
to replace the entire crossing is estimated at $66,000 if the railroad supplies its own labor. Keeraan believes
she will hear from the Rail Commission within the next two weeks if funding will be made available.
The following ordinances were
declared as an emergency and unanimously passed:
The transfer of $27,500 from the
general fund to the police fund.
Amending a zoning ordinance to
establish and purpose business districts.
Amending the official zoning
map and to rezone certain parcels from

business downtown district (B-1) to

single family district (R-1) or Gateway
Commercial District (B-2).
Several ordinances concerning tap
fees were passed following their third
reading. Tap fees, including the separation of water and sewer, allow for a
tap fee increase for a water connect as
well as a sewer connection.
Mayor DeLong reported that 30
cases were in Mayors Court and April
receipts were $2,964.75.
The mayor also reported that sidewalk restoration will begin with the
first project being on West Washington Street.
Keeran reported the $3 million insurance coverage covering property,
liability, buildings and vehicles has a
yearly premium of $28,400, or $1,800
less than the previous year.
Keeran has submitted to Maumee

Valley Planning Organization a Community Development block Grant

(CDBG) application for funding of a
new roof for the fire department. The
grant request was $20,000 with the village match being $11,900.
Bob Winslow, representing the ball
association, thanked council, Mayor
DeLong and the village for making
the needed repairs to solve the problem
with draining and standing water at the
ball fields.
As recommended by the mayor, the
council unanimously passed a motion
to remove old business and new business from the council agendas.
During the month of April, the Antwerp Police Department answered 113
calls for service and 31 cases were referred to Mayors Court.
The EMS made 40 runs in April
with a total of 127 for the year.

Paulding Council discusses fireworks, pool and money

Reinhart opened the Paulding
Village Council meeting on
May 16 in a moment of silence
for former councilman Roger
Sierer, who passed away last
Reinhart said, Roger was
instrumental to the council for
16 years and will be missed
throughout the town.
Peggy Emerson from the
Paulding Chamber of Commerce addressed the council regarding the Leadership In Action class. This class has raised
over $3,000 of the $9,800 that

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is needed to complete repairs

that resulted from a fire and to
complete standard maintenance
of the skateboard park.
The repairs include removal
of fence fabric, excavate and
install stone base, form and
pour concrete pad, fence post
to be poured into concrete and
reinstall the fence fabric. The
council has set a recreation
board meeting for May 23 at
5:30 p.m.
Emerson went on to report
that only $2,200 remains to
be raised for the John Paulding Days fireworks. Emerson
also presented the board with
a schedule of events for John

Paulding Days as well as a

schedule for the Summer Concert Series.
On behalf of Randy Daeger,
who was absent, Councilwoman Barbara Rife updated the
council on the committee of
the whole meeting held May
9. Rife reported two bids were
received for the water meter
project. The committee recommended that the council reject the bid from Utility Sales
Agency LLC, stating that this
bid was not the lowest and best
Rife went on to report that
the council should approve the
bid from Underground Pipe

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rants in Wells County, Ind.

There are a lot of agencies
involved in this investigation.
The cooperation has been outstanding, said Sheriff Landers. If it wasnt for the swift
actions of law enforcement on
the Indiana side of the state
line, my guys would not have
been able to act so quickly following leads and putting this
case together.
I cannot give my staff
enough credit publicly, con-

tinued Landers. For our rural

community and rather small
office, we have been tasked
with some very serious crimes
the past several months. This
group continues to come into
work with positive attitudes
day after day to protect and
serve this community. Its not
easy at times, but all the credit goes to my staff for always
showing up to do the best they
can for Paulding County. I am
very proud of them.

and Value Inc. for $386,328.

The council voted unanimously to reject the bid from
Utility Sales Agency and voted
unanimously to approve the bid
from Underground Pipe and
Council unanimously passed
the motion to authorize the advertisement and acceptance of
bids for the replacement of the
existing inground water meter
The recreation board asked
for permission to hire six people, who are either in the process of completing training or
have already passed training,
for summer help at the pool
with starting pay of $6 for concessions and $7 for lifeguards.
The recreation board plans
on opening the pool on May 30,
weather permitting.
Resolution No. 1313-16 was
unanimously passed under suspended rules, authorizing the
village to prepare and submit
an application for funding from
the Ohio Department of Transportation Jobs and Commerce
through the Paulding County
Transportation Improvement
District for the US 127/Gasser
Road intersection improvements and to execute contracts
as required. The council will
be requesting approximately



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Council unanimously approved the Administrators

Agenda that requested approval for advertising for bids for
the Water Tower Maintenance Project on Grant Street
that will be funded by a grant/
loan through the OPWC. Also
included was a water, sewer
and refuse assessment for a residence owned by Thomas G.
and Elizabeth G. Bussell.
Finance Director Annette
Hasch requested the following
transfers of funds from the Income Tax Fund number 102.
Hasch stated that these necessary transfers were needed to
be approved to pay the current
notes down.
$163,000 transferred to the
Sewer Cap Improvement Fund
(fund number 604).
$30,000 transferred to the
Street Fund (fund number 201).
$80,000 transferred to the
General Fund (fund number
The board unanimously approved the transfer of these
Administrator Harry Wiebe
reported to the council that one
out of five notes have been paid
off this year and the other notes
have been paid down by the
amount of $285,000.
Mayor Reinhart presented
the EMS report for the month

of April. The report stated that

there were 61 total calls, 62 total patients, 264 total calls year
to date and 280 total patients
year to date. There are three
new certified EMTs: Andy
Rager, Thomas Shrider and Jeff
Councilman Tim Boss reported that the annual check
from the Lela McGuire Jeffery Trust in the amount of
$3,211.93 was received to be
used for the Lela McGuire Jeffery Park.
The cemetery board thanked
the Gleaner members of Paulding for there help resetting and
straightening the Civil War
tombstones as well as cleaning
up sticks and cleaning up Live
Oak Cemetery.

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She is survived by two children, Debra (Daniel) Howell and Roger Shafer; three
grandchildren, Alexis, Austin
and Colton Howell; a brother,
Jerry (Sharon) Manson; and
sister-in-law, Betty Shafer, all
of Paulding.
She also was preceded in
death by an infant son, Randy
Shafer; brother, Richard Manson; and brother-in-law, John
Funeral services were Saturday, May 14 at Den Herder
Funeral Home, Paulding with
the Rev. Karen Stetins officiating. Burial was in Sherman
Cemetery, Oakwood. Den
Herder Funeral Home was in
charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family
suggests memorial donations
to Paulding FFA Alumni or
Paulding High School Athletic
Online condolences may
be sent to www.denherderfh.

PAULDING Maxellen M.
Mason, age 98, died Sunday,
May 8.
She was born July 4, 1917 in
Paulding County, the daughter
of the late Carl and Maude
(Ganger) Steele. In 1934,
she married Kermit Mason,
who preceded her in death on
March 27, 1993.
She is survived by a daughter, Cindy Kasefang, St. Louis;
two grandchildren, Chelsea
and David Kasefang; and sisters, Mary Jane Gabers, Paulding, and Eleanor Miller, Antwerp.
She also was preceded in
death by a son, Jack Lee Mason;
brothers, Lester, Doris, Claris,
Ora and Carlos Steele; and a
sister, Anna Ruth Steele.
Graveside services were conducted Thursday, May 12 at St.
Paul Cemetery, Paulding. Den
Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, was in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family ROGER BUCKY
requests donations made to CarSIERER
ing and Sharing Food Pantry.
Online condolences may be PAULDING Roger D.
sent to Bucky Sierer, age 72, died
Wednesday, May 11.
He was



Defi PAYNE Dean L. LePierre, ance, the
82, of Payne, passed away son of the
Monday, May 9 at Parkview late Ralph
Hospital, Fort Wayne.
and Bettie
Sierer. On Aug. 22, 1975, he
PAULDING Patty J. Sha- married Elaine M. (Cotterfer, age 75, died Tuesday, May man) Lothamer. He was a 1961
graduate of Paulding High
School. He attended architec She was
ture school in Chicago; was
owner of Sierer Construction
from 1975-1990; plant managCounty on
er of Advance Building SysSept. 12,
tems (Wausau Homes) from
1940, the
1990-1995; employed by Hartdaughter
zog Lumber Company from
of the late
1995-2006; and bus driver for
Paulding Exempted Village
Bud and
Virginia (AuFrance) Manson. Schools. He was a 16-year
On Dec. 21, 1962, she married Paulding Village councilman;
Donald D. Shafer, who pre- a member of Paulding Unitceded her in death on Sept. 3, ed Methodist Church; secre-

tary of CIC; charter member

of John Paulding Historical
Society and Museum where
he served on board of directors from 2008 until present;
Paulding County Democratic
chairman and Paulding County Election Board; chairman
of PCFA; founder of Paulding High School Athletic Hall
of Fame and chairman of the
selection committee. Roger
coached high school basketball, baseball, Little League
and softball. He was an avid
IU basketball, Tin Caps and
Detroit Tigers fan, flea market
collector, and collector and
co-owner of Baseball Cards
of Paulding County. He was a
six-year cancer survivor.
He is survived by his wife,
Elaine Sierer, Paulding, daughters, Amy (Brian Rathbun) Laibe of Pandora and Heather (Pat)
Kohls, Kalida; sons, Jeff Sierer
of Bridgeport, Texas, and Eric
(Ashley) Lothamer, Defiance;
William, Molly, Emma, Ashley, Ericka, Erin, Brendon and
Ryan; and great-grandchildren,
Landin and Hunter.
He also was preceded in
death by a daughter, Angela
Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 16 at
Den Herder Funeral Home,
Paulding, with the Rev. Karen
Stetins officiating. Burial was
in Hedges Cemetery, Paulding
In lieu of flowers, the family
suggests memorial donations to
Paulding County Democratic
Party, John Paulding Historical
Society and Museum or Paulding County Relay for Life.
Online condolences may be
sent to

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Lovinas all set for fishing:

license, rod, life jacket
Hi. This is Lovinas 18-yearold daughter, Verena.
I hope all you readers are
doing great! Part of my Mothers Day gift to my dear mother is writing the column for
her this week. I also gave her
a lighted crystal cube that says
I Love You Mom. Dad and
all of us children gave her two
potted rose bushes, and a life
jacket. Dad got her fishing licenses so she can go out fishing with us. Also a new fishing
rod, so she is set to go.
It has been a rainy day! Mom
took me to the eye doctor today
as I have been having problems
with my right eye since Sunday
morning. I have an infection in
my eye lid and I think the doctor
called it blepharitis. My eye lid
dried up which caused it to stick
to my cornea which was why
my vision is blurred. The doctor gave me antibiotic eye drops
to put in my eyes for a week.
He wants me to put it in both
eyes to keep the infection from
spreading into the other eye.
Around May 24, my friend
Loris Yorkie dog will give birth
to her puppies. I get first choice
out of the puppies. I am hoping
one will be a female. I just love
little Yorkies. Sister Liz has two
and I am so attached to them!
They are so sweet and can be a
lot of fun!
I want to thank Pamela for
the money she sent to help me
purchase the Yorkie. That was
so kind and thoughtful of you!
I will send you a personal thank
you yet. May God bless you!
Dad is outside grilling tonight. I love when he grills
because he will often yodel
while grilling. It just always
lifts my mood! If it wasnt
raining, we children would be
out there with him.

Last week we went fishing

three different days. We caught
a total of 182 Bluegill. I enjoy
fishing. The first day I went
fishing was with sister Susan
and her boyfriend Mose. Susan and I were catching so
many fish that Mose hardly
had time to fish since he had to
put the worms on our hooks. If
I really had to put those slimy
worms on the hook, I could
have but I wasnt going to tell
Mose that.
The next night I went fishing with sister Liz and her
husband Tim. Susan and Mose
went along too. It was enjoyable. Dad and my brothers and
Moses brother Freeman took
another boat out as well.
One afternoon and evening,
we had both our boats and
Tims boat out on the lake.
Uncle Jacob, cousins Emma
and Elizabeth, and their friends
Menno and Manuel went along
that time. Joseph, Lovina and
cousin Benjamin fished from
our friends dock since we had
enough on the boats.
Saturday was a nice sunny
day to weed the flower beds
for Mom. One thing Mom
does not like doing is weeding
her flower beds. I still have
more weeding to do around
the house. It makes it look so
much better.
Reading is one of my most
favorite things to do. I just

love to read every free moment I have. I like Karen

Kingsburys books. I am reading the Baxter Family series
now. I borrow sister Susans
books. Karen makes her books
so realistic that I have a hard
time putting them down.
Our new horse Rex is doing
great for us. Brother Benjamin
and I use our horse, Mighty,
on weekends to go to the community youth center or to Sunday evening singings. He is
such a calm, safe horse. Mom
likes taking Mighty to town
because he is calm around all
the traffic. Uncle Amos trained
Mighty and sold him to us.
I like this verse: Stress
makes you believe that everything has to happen right now!
Faith reassures you that everything will happen in Gods
I will share the recipe for
my favorite salad with you
readers. I love salads.
Love and best wishes to all!
God bless!
1 medium head lettuce,
1 pound hamburger
8 ounces cheddar cheese,
1 large onion, chopped
4 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 package taco seasoning
1 package taco chips
8 ounces Thousand Island
1/3 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
1 tablespoon taco sauce
Brown hamburger. Add
taco seasoning, reserving one
tablespoon for dressing. Start
with lettuce and end with
cheese. Toss with chips and

PCH awarded top

20 ranking in
quality practices
PAULDING Paulding County Hospital has merited the Top

20 Best Practices in Quality by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA).

The 20 highest ranked critical access hospitals (CAHS) in the
country, as recently determined by iVantage Health Analytics,
will be honored at an awards ceremony during the National Rural
Health Associations Critical Access Hospital Conference in September in Kansas City.
The top 20 CAHs selection was based on nine indices of
strength: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, population risk, cost, charge, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, and
financial stability. This group was selected from iVantages Top
100 CAH list released earlier this year.
Forty best practice designations were also given to hospitals
that have achieved success in one of two areas of performance,
based on iVantages tabulation:
1. Quality index: A rating of hospital performance based on the
percentile rank across the five categories of the companys Hospital Compare process of care measures.
2. Patient perspective index: A rating of hospital performance
based on the percentile rank on two HCAHPS measures (overall
rating and highly recommend).
NHRA is committed to ensuring our members have the best information to manage their hospitals, said Brock Slabach, NRHA
membership services senior vice president. And were pleased to
recognize the accomplishments of these rural hospitals.

ARTWORK PRESENTED A picture was painted and presented to the Paulding Eagles by Garnet Beagle in memory of her father, Roy
Schaefer, who was the Aerie 2405 president in 1975-76. In 2003, Roy became a Golden Eagle with 30 years of service. He was a farmer
from Payne who passed away in 2013 at the age of 98. Witnessing the presentation were, from left auxiliary president Karen Baldwin
with auxiliary members Marsha Bennett and Cathy Wirts; Beagle; and Aerie officers Mike Wilhelm, Robert Salas and Dennis Price.

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Deputies participating
in upcoming traffic blitz
PAULDING Paulding County Sheriffs deputies will be
participating in Click It or Ticket traffic blitz sponsored by Ohio
Department of Public Safety (ODPS) grant monies.
Deputy cruisers will be on roadways for a mandatory 63
hours between May 23 through June 6. Deputies will be paying
extra attention to seat belt safety.
Area high schools are also participating by displaying banners
and posters along with other materials bringing awareness to students regarding seat belt safety. All materials were supplied by
ODPS. Coupons were donated by Dairy Queen, Subway and
McDonalds of Paulding and Subway of Antwerp to be passed
out to complying students.
Selective Traffic Enforcement Program grant monies have allowed Paulding deputies to work an extra 122 hours from October 2015 to April 2016. Thirty-five speeding citations and eight
other citations were issued with 91 traffic stops.
The sheriffs office also worked 195 hours from October 2015
to April 2016 with grant monies awarded by ODPS for its Impaired Driving Enforcement Program. Within this time frame, Herbert E. Orr Co. employees in Paulding recently held a free-will donation cookout to raise money for Paulding Putnam Electrics
31 speeding citations, two DUS arrests, one no operators license Honor Flight fundraiser. The company matched what the employees raised and also donated an extra $500. The total donated was
and two felony citations have been issued with 109 traffic stops. $1,510. Company representatives include, from left Donna Garman, Greg Johnson, Mike Mapes, Lisa Roemer and Alice Dunham.

County Court
Civil Docket:
Returned To You Ltd., Paulding
vs. James Williamson Jr., Antwerp.
Small claims, satisfied.
The State Bank & Trust Co., Defiance vs. Chad C. Hahn, Oakwood.
Small claims, satisfied.
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance
vs. Elizabeth K. Lantz, Paulding
and Brock Stoller, Paulding. Other
action, satisfied.
Returned To You Ltd., Paulding vs. Kimberly Hitchcock-Fish,
Paulding. Small claims, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum of
LVNV Funding LLC, Greenville,
S.C. vs. Vincent Jacob Kroterfield, Paulding. Other action, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum of
Integrity Ford, Paulding vs.
Amanda Ringler, Payne. Small
claims, judgment for the plaintiff in
the sum of $727.90.
Joseph R. Burkard, Paulding vs.
Kim Dangler, Matthews, N.C. Small
claims, judgment for the plaintiff in
the sum of $47 costs.
Returned To You Ltd., Paulding
vs. Alicia Miller, Paulding. Small
claims, judgment for the plaintiff in
the sum of $2,786.37.
Cach LLC, Denver vs. Joseph L.
Rooks, Cecil. Other action, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum of
Criminal Docket:
Brian E. Eblin, Grover Hill, domestic violence; $500 fine, $219
costs, 30 days jail with 150 days
suspended, work release granted;

probation ordered, no contact with

victim, 40 hours community service, report to Paulding County Probation when released from jail.
Jesus Luna-Lopez, Grover Hill,
endangered child: case dismissed,
costs waived.
Tristen E. Moore, Payne, drug
paraphernalia; case dismissed, $87
Traffic Docket:
Rodinah M. Johnson Garvey, Toledo, 79/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Rachael L. Meyer, Defiance, 83/65
speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Eric M. Bond, Defiance, failure to
yield to emergency vehicle; $68 fine,
$80 costs.
Joseph P. Parent, Seymour, Ind.,
77/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Alaric T. Keller, Maria Stein,
67/55 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs.
Wendy J. Tillery, Grover Hill,
driving under non-FRA suspension;
$95 costs, pay by Dec. 16 or turned
over for collection (POC); provide
proof of insurance, community control ordered, secure valid drivers license, 90 days jail reserved.
Brandon M. Marvisi, Ann Arbor,
Mich., 80/65 speed; $43 fine, $85
Steven G. Harrison, Paulding,
seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Douglas A. Nass, Kirtland, 79/65
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Justin M. Keeterle, Van Wert, seat
belt; $20 fine, $47 costs.
Jerid D. Fisher, Payne, seat belt;
$30 fine, $50 costs.
Christopher S. Bauer, Oakwood,
67/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.

Melinda J. Martin-Felver, Defiance, 75/55 speed; $43 fine, $77

Abdelkarim A. Shaban, Belleville, Ill. 78/65 speed; $33 fine,
$85 costs.
David R. Wainscott, Toledo,
76/65 speed; $33 fine, $85 costs.
Taylor A. Reed, Union City, towing violation; $68 fine, $77 costs.
Antonio L. Cruz, Defiance,
116/55 speed; $93 fine, $77 costs.
Marcelo F. Oberto, Huntertown,
Ind., stop sign; $50 fine, $83 costs.
Alvin C. Copsey, Antwerp, seat
belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Broc M. Forrer, Payne, seat belt;
$30 fine, $50 costs.
Tammy M. Sidle, Van Wert, 67/55
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Ivana J. Huang, Ann Arbor,
Mich., seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs.
Austin J. Puckett, Cecil, seat belt;
$20 fine, $52 costs.
Jesus Luna-Lopez, Grover Hill,
OVI/breath low; $375 fine, $115
costs, pay $50 monthly, Dec. 16
POC, three days jail, six-month
license suspension; evaluation at
Westwood, 87 days jail reserved.
Jesus Luna-Lopez, Grover Hill,
no operators license; dismissed per
Jesus Luna-Lopez, Grover Hill,
failure to control; $150 fine, pay $50
monthly, Dec. 16 POC.
Jesus Luna-Lopez, Grover Hill,
seat belt; dismissed per State.
David M. Berridge, Ottawa, OVI/
under influence; $375 fine, $165
costs, pay $50 monthly, Dec. 16
POC, 3 days jail, six-month license

Police Report
Friday, May 6
8:55 a.m. A North Main Street business
called to complain of the smell of smoke in
their computer area. Fire department was
8:14 p.m. Neighbor problems centering on
parking issues were handled.
9:24 p.m. Backing mishap on Partridge
Place Drive was documented.
Saturday, May 7
Midnight. Theft of a dog from East Wayne
Street was reported. The dog was located at
the county kennels, where someone had turned
it in.
1 a.m. Officers were called to the Paulding
County Fairgrounds for a man who wasnt
welcome there due to trying to start a fight.
9:48 a.m. Damage to a vehicle on North
Main Street was looked into. The male suspect
denied any wrongdoing.
Sunday, May 8
5:16 p.m. Police were called to the Paulding
County Hospital ER for a dog bite that had occurred on Helen Street.
9:10 p.m. Theft of medication was investigated on Hoover Avenue.
Monday, May 9
7:35 p.m. Theft of a bike from West Jackson
Street was reported.
Tuesday, May 10
12:30 p.m. Facebook threats were looked
into for a West Perry Street caller.
5 p.m. Unwanted person was advised to stay
off of property along McDonald Pike.
5:10 p.m. Officers responded to a call from
the Paulding County Hospital ER for a youth
who was allegedly assaulted by another.
7:11 p.m. Harassment by phone and Facebook was investigated.
7:45 p.m. Bike reported missing the previous day was retrieved from a yard on North
Cherry Street where it had been abandoned.
9:15 p.m. Keys were reported missing from
North Williams Street.
10:34 p.m. A West Perry Street resident
showed police where their door and lock had

suspension; reimburse appointed

counsel fees, community control ordered, secure valid drivers license,
20 hours community service, evaluation at Westwood, 87 days jail reserved.
David M. Berridge, Ottawa, left
of center; dismissed by State.
Adrien C. Nehls, Antwerp, OVI/
under influence; $525 fine, $140
costs, pay $50 monthly, Dec. 16
POC, 20 days jail, one-year license
suspension; restrictive plates required, ALS vacated, community
control ordered, 40 hours community service, secure valid drivers license, evaluation at Westwood, 160
days jail reserved.
Timothy H. McFadden, Chesterfield, Mich., 75/65 speed; $150 fine,
$95 costs, pay $80 monthly, July 29
Shantell L. Corell, Cleveland,
80/65 speed; $43 fine, $85 costs.
Zachery T. Huner, Defiance,
77/55 speed; $200 fine, $87 costs.
Elaine M. Weaver, Carey, marked
lanes; $53 fine, $77 costs.
Stevey M. Willey, Chandlersville,
82/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Brendan J. Tabone, Livonia,
Mich., 83/65 speed; $43 fine, $80
Austin D. Carder, Oakwood, seat
belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Damian E. Siska, Van Wert, 68/55
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Stanley W. Storer, Lima, 66/55
speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Taha M. Alzoubi, Inkster, Mich.,
violation being passed; $105 fine,
$95 costs, points waived.

Kevin C. Stuetzel, Austin, Texas,

91/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Brittany C. Wright, Van Wert,
68/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs,
pay $50 monthly, Aug. 26 POC.
Craig L. Wagenhauser Jr., Oakwood, 71/55 speed; $43 fine, $77
Tristen E. Moore, Payne, littering;
$75 fine, $87 costs, Dec. 16 POC.
Daniel L. Gunderman, Oakwood,
seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
James F. Graves, Fort Wayne,
77/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Neil A. Bendele, Middle Point,
stopped school bus; $75 fine, $87
Brandon W. Dix, Antwerp, seat
belt; $30 fine, $50 costs.
Carl T. Binkley, Lima, 70/55
speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Huerta F. Ortega, Bloomington,
Ind., 79/65 speed; $33 fine, $85
Phyllis A. Garber, St. Paris, 70/55
speed; $43 fine, $77 costs.
Andrew E. Klindera, Defiance,
79/55 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Brian A. Sampson, Defiance, seat
belt; $30 fine, $50 costs.
Deanna M. Wann, Paulding,
66/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Russell W. Flint, Paulding, seat
belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Beth A. Paretta, Birmingham,
Ala., 81/65 speed; $43 fine, $80
Mark A. Schobert, Dearborn,
Mich., 79/65 speed; $33 fine, $80
Amanda M. Shuherk, Cecil, seat
belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.

Commissioners Journal
been messed with.
Wednesday, May 11
4:50 p.m. Two men were harassing one another on North Main Street.
5:12 p.m. Caller from Bittersweet Drive saw
a man with backpack disappear into the tree
line at Stokely Ponds after walking behind the
condos. Police were unable to locate him.
Thursday, May 12
7:55 a.m. Family disturbance was handled
on Helen Street.
12:30 p.m. A woman on West Perry Street
requested no contact with a male.
1:51 p.m. A West Perry Street man told police he had been assaulted by another.
4:08 p.m. Job and Family Services called
police about a subject in a car in their lot who
was refusing to leave. The car was gone when
police arrived.
10:44 p.m. Officers assisted sheriffs deputies on Gasser Road.
Friday, May 13
3:20 p.m. Goats seen loose on East Wayne
Street were corralled in their barn.
6:35 p.m. An East Perry Street resident told
police someone had used their card number to
make purchases in Florida.
8:46 p.m. Family disturbance on South
Cherry Street was handled.
Saturday, May 14
1:38 p.m. Police handled a family disturbance on Nancy Street.
1:45 p.m. A backing mishap on Johnson
Road was documented.
Sunday, May 15
7:36 a.m. Business alarm sounded on East
Perry Street.
11:31 a.m. Vandalism of a residence on
West Perry Street was investigated. An alleged
suspect was found to be violating house arrest.
11:51 a.m. Family disturbance on Nancy
Street was looked into.
1:39 p.m. Police responded to a business
alarm on East Perry Street. An employee accidentally set it off.
6:50 p.m. Theft from a vehicle on West
Perry Street was investigated.
7:50 p.m. A female resident of West Perry
Street requested no contact with a male.

Commissioners Journal April 25,

This 25th day of April, 2016, the
Board of County Commissioners met
in regular session with the following
members present: Tony Zartman,
Roy Klopfenstein, Mark Holtsberry,
and Nola Ginter, Clerk.
County Auditor Claudia Fickel
presented several questions regarding the updated travel policy, in
particular meal reimbursement. She
had done some investigating and
discovered the 75% reimbursement
for non-lodging travel is considered
a taxable benefit and will be added
to wages on employees W-2 for reporting purposes. If travel includes
an overnight stay, meals are an allowable expense and not considered
a taxable benefit.
Fickel later returned to meet with
the commissioners to present a copy
of the IRS ruling (463) on business
travel meal reimbursement. The ruling states meals reimbursed for sameday business travel shall be added to
the employees W-2 for tax reporting
Fickel then questioned utilizing
Lexis Nexis for debit/credit card
services in her office to collect dog
tag fees. She offered to contact LexisNexis with questions regarding the
Marsha Yeutter, senior center, met
briefly with the commissioners to obtain signatures on an agreement with
the Red Cross allowing the senior
center to be an emergency shelter.
She also advised the commissioners
she has hired a driver. Yeutter noted
she plans to apply for a United Way
grant, requesting $6,000.
Yeutter reminded the commissioners the senior center volunteer recognition luncheon is today. She invited
them to attend. Senior Day is May 17.
Yeutter also extended an invitation
for that event as well.
Michelle Kitson, Antwerp Exchange Bank, presented the CIC #2
paperwork for signatures (see resolution below).
Rosedale Road Joint Ditch meeting - Tom Kime, Otto Nicely and
Ryan Mack, the Defiance County
commissioners; Tony Zartman, Roy

Klopfenstein and Mark Holtsberry,

the Paulding County commissioners;
Stephanie Metz, Defiance County
commissioners clerk; Mick Britenriker, WLEB nutrient management
specialist; Jason Roehrig and Kevin
Hancock were present at this Joint
Ditch meeting.
Deb Hubbard presented Paulding
Soil & Water Conservation Districts
summary report on the Rosedale
Road Joint Ditch. She reviewed the
time line, estimate, bid, assessment
totals, and the financial summary of
the improvement project. She noted
the ditch would need to be reviewed
in July 2016 (see resolution below).
Defiance County Commissioners
Otto Nicely, Tom Kime and Ryan
Mack; Defiance County commissioners clerk, Stephanie Metz; and
Paulding County commissioners
clerk, Cindy Peters - The Auglaize
River Sewer tap fees and other related matters were discussed.
A motion was made by Holtsberry
to go into executive session at 8:03
a.m. with the Paulding County Prosecutor to discuss legal matters.
At 8:11 a.m. all members present
agreed to adjourn the executive session and go into regular session.
This 25th day of April, 2016, the
Board of County Commissioners
signed a general obligation note with
the State Bank & Trust for the CIC
#2. The note is for one year, with interest due on April 25, 2017.
A motion was made by Klopfenstein to go into executive session at
10 a.m. with the Paulding County
Hospital CEO and two board members to discuss legal matters.
At 10:40 a.m. all members present
agreed to adjourn the executive session and go into regular session.
This 25th day of April, 2016, the
Joint County Board of Paulding and
Defiance County Commissioners
met in regular session. Upon the call
of the roll, the following members
were present: Roy Klopfenstein, absent; Tony Zartman, present; Mark

Holtsberry, present; Thomas Kime,

present; Ryan Mack, present; Otto
Nicely, present
Kime moved to adopt the following resolution:
WHEREAS, the Rosedale Road
Joint Ditch was completed as a Conservation Works of Improvement
project on October 14, 2015; and
WHEREAS, Deb Hubbard of the
Paulding County Soil and Water
Conservation District presented the
Rosedale Road Ditch project summary; and
WHEREAS, by law, the Rosedale
Road Joint Ditch has been inspected
by the Paulding County Soil & Water
Conservation District, meeting its
construction standards and specifications, and is now required to be
placed under County Ditch Maintenance; now, therefore
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Joint
Board of County Commissioners of
Defiance and Paulding Counties does
hereby designate, based on the length
of the improvement, Defiance County
to maintain the Rosedale Road Joint
Ditch; and be it
Defiance County create a fund and
designate line items to track the accounting of the Rosedale Road Joint
Ditch Maintenance; and be it
the current balance of $502.32 in
the Rosedale Road Joint Ditch Fund
(Fund 283) in Paulding Countys
Special Funds be transferred to Defiance County and used to maintain
said ditch.

For the Record

It is the policy of the

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

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 5A

Request for Proposals
Comprehensive Case Management and Employment
Program (Ohio Revised Code
Defiance/Paulding Consolidated Job and Family Services
Notice is hereby given that the
Defiance/Paulding Consolidated
Job and Family Services, an equal
opportunity, affirmative action
contractor, is soliciting bids from
interested businesses, and intends
to enter into an agreement with
selected the provider to furnish
the best, lowest cost CCMEP services for State Fiscal Year 2017,
which begins 7/1/16. An email of
the Request for Proposals may
be requested by contacting Jane. Proposal submissions are due 6/1/16.
Ordinance 1522-16 was passed
by Paulding Village Council on
May 9, 2016, and goes into effect
and shall be in force immediately.
The summary of this legislation is
as follows:


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

Ordinance 1520-16 was passed
by Paulding Village Council on
May 9, 2016, and goes into effect
and shall be in force immediately.
The summary of this legislation is
as follows:
Copies of the full text of this legislation may be obtained at the
Finance Directors Office, 116
South Main Street, between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday.
Annette D. Hasch,
Finance Director
Ordinance 1519-16 was passed
by Paulding Village Council on
May 9, 2016, and goes into effect
and shall be in force immediately.
The summary of this legislation is
as follows:

Common Pleas


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
The following matters are the
subject of this public notice by
the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. The complete public
notice, including any additional
instructions for submitting comments, requesting information,
a public hearing, or filing an appeal may be obtained at: http://
or Hearing Clerk, Ohio EPA,
50 W. Town St. P.O. Box 1049,
Columbus, Ohio 43216. Ph: 614644-3037 email: HClerk@epa.
Draft NPDES Permit Renewal Subject to Revision
Paulding WTP *
901 McDonald Pike, Paulding,
Facility Description: Wastewater-Lime, Soda Softening
Receiving Water: Flat Rock Creek
ID #: 2IW00230*GD
Date of Action: 05/16/2016
Draft NPDES Permit Renewal Subject to Revision
Stoneco Inc Auglaize Plant *
13762 Co Rd 179, Oakwood, OH
Facility Description: Wastewater-Sand & Gravel Producer
Receiving Water: unnamed ditch
to Auglaize River
ID #: 2IJ00026*JD
Date of Action: 05/16/2016
Date of Notice: May 18, 2016
Name and address of facility:
River Bend Sow Complex 23378
State Route 66 Oakwood, Ohio
Name and address of applicants:
Cooper Farms, Inc.
P.O. Box 339
Fort Recovery, Ohio 45846
In accordance with OAC rule
901:10-6-01, public notice is
hereby given that the Ohio Department of Agriculture has issued a final Permit to Operate and
Permit to Install for River Bend

Sow Complex
The final Permit may be appealed.
The notice of Appeal and the filing fee as may be required must
be sent to: The Environmental
Review Appeals Commission
(ERAC), 77 South High Street,
17th Floor, Columbus, Ohio
43215, (614-466-8950) by 5:00
PM June 17, 2016. Questions regarding the appeal process may
be directed to ERAC. A copy
of the appeal must be served on
the director of agriculture within
three days after filing the appeal
with ERAC.
Paulding Exempted Village
Schools is hereby giving notice
that sealed bids for the 2016
Window Replacement Project at
Paulding High School and Paulding Elementary School, 405 N.
Water St., Paulding, OH 45879,
will be accepted until 12:00 Noon
on June 6, 2016, at the Paulding
Exempted Village School District, 405 N. Water St., Paulding,
OH. A set of project documents
may be obtained from the Paulding Exempted Village School
Distria Office at 405 N. Water
St., Paulding, OH 45879. The
Board reserves the right to accept
any part or all of any bid and to
reject any and all or parts of any
and all bids.

Sheriffs Report

Civil Docket

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

United Ohio Insurance Company, Columbus

vs. Danielle M. Rumsey, Haviland. Money
Civil Docket Concluded
Zeedyk Farms LLC, Hicksville and Clinton R. Zeedyk, Hicksville vs. V.E. Schlegel,
Defiance and Amy Schlegel, Defiance and
Consolidated Grain and Barge Co., Columbus. Injunction, dismissed with prejudice plus
dismissal of all claims and counterclaims with
prejudice as well.
Frank Harper, trustee, Paulding vs. Daniel
R. Vance, Paulding and Lynn Vance, Paulding. Cancellation of land contract, dismissed
with prejudice.
Jefferson Capital Systems LLC, Saint
Cloud, Minn. vs. Jeff Pieper, Paulding. Money
only, dismissed.
Rose M. Jenkins, Grover Hill vs. Martha
M. Jenkins and her unknown heirs, etc., addresses unknown. Quiet title, title and possession awarded to plaintiff and quieted against
Lori R. Fitzgerald, Fort Wayne vs. Jeffrey S.
Fitzgerald, Paulding. Notice of registration of
foreign support order, order of the Allen Superior Court, State of Indiana confirmed.
Betty L. Blockberger, Paulding vs. Darren
Blockberger and Jason Blockberger, co-executors of Roy E. Blockberger Estate, both of
Defiance. Money only, judgment in favor of
the defendants; costs to plaintiff.
Marriage Licenses
Joshua Edward Hanenkratt, 22, Oakwood,
family business and Meagin Christine Cavanaugh, 22, Oakwood, pharmacy tech/STNA. Parents are Barry Hanenkratt and Jacquelyn Rice;
and Sean Cavanaugh and Linda C. Vance.
Brandon Tyler Clark, 32, Oakwood, Coopers and Lesa Marie Shaffer, 36, Oakwood,
student. Parents are Walter Clark and Kathleen
Brewer; and Eddie Shaffer and Karen Brown.
Administration Docket
In the Estate of Edgar Milton Doster, application to administer file.
In the Estate of Gilbert C. Schick, last will
and testament filed.

Criminal Docket
Matthew W. Weber, 25, of Cecil, was sentenced to nine years with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, the
total from three three-year consecutive prison
terms for a trio of gross sexual imposition (F3)
charges. Credit was given for 162 days already
served. He was deemed a Tier II sex offender
and must register with the local sheriffs office
every 180 days for the next 25 years. He must
also undergo testing for STDs.
Brittany A. Farris, 22, of Grover Hill, was
sentenced to four years community control sanctions for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor
(F4). Conditions of the sanctions include 30 days
jail, assessment by the Adult Parole Authority
Sex Offender specialist and follow recommendations, no drugs or alcohol, submit to random
tests, no contact with underage unrelated children
without prior approval, pay $100 fee to sheriffs
office for sex offender registration, be tested for
STDs, and pay $285 costs. She was classified as
a Tier II sex offender and must register with the
local sheriffs office every 180 days for 25 years.
Elizabeth J. Smallwood, 27, of Paulding,
was released on a personal recognizance bond
following arraignment for burglary (F2) and
possession of cocaine (F5). Conditions of her
release include no arrests, no drugs, no alcohol, and no unlawful contact with her alleged
victim. She will have a June 6 pretrial conference with an Aug. 2 jury trial.
Kirk Echols, 47, of Paulding, was scheduled
for a June 21 pretrial conference for his indictment alleging nonsupport of dependents (F4).
Jerel A. Tousley, 40, of Oakwood, was
scheduled for a hearing on his motion for intervention in lieu of conviction. It will be conducted on June 21. He was indicted for possession of meth (F5) and possession of drugs
Timothy B. Edwards, 56, of Antwerp, had
a hearing on his motion to suppress evidence
changed from May 18 until May 24. He is
charged with illegal manufacture of drugs/cultivating marijuana (F3), unlawful possession
of dangerous ordnance (F5).
Misty R. Mattern, 40, of Payne, has a jury
trial set for Aug. 2 for possession of drugs

Friday, May 6
8:18 a.m. Damage to mailboxes along Ohio 613 in
Jackson Township was documented.
8:51 a.m. Deputies arrested
a subject on East Perry Street.
9:51 a.m. A deputy reported drug possession by a
subject on station.
12:32 p.m. Motor vehicle
accident at the intersection
of Road 95 and Ohio 500 in
Paulding Township was documented.
1:05 p.m. Damage to a car
was investigated on Road 115
in Emerald Township.
5:13 p.m. Deputies delivered a message on Ohio 613
in Paulding Township for
Defiance County Sheriffs
6:40 p.m. A caller told
deputies they found needles
on Road 138 in Brown Township.
7:18 p.m. Antwerp EMS
made a transport from a twocar accident on Ohio 111 in
Harrison Township. Antwerp
Fire Department assisted at
the scene. No further information was available.
8:02 p.m. Suspicious vehicle was seen on Road 71 in
Paulding Township.
10:34 p.m. Loud music
complaint was looked into on
Road 192 in Crane Township.
Saturday, May 7
3:36 a.m. Canine was deployed on North Williams
Street at the request of Paulding police.
4:07 a.m. A sideswipe mishap was documented on Road

177 east of Road 72 in Washington Township. No further

information was available.
8:20 a.m. Deputies responded to an alarm in Oakwood.
10:12 a.m. Domestic situation was handled in Oakwood.
1:01 p.m. Paulding County
Hospital requested deputies in
the ER for a dog bite.
1:08 p.m. Deputies were
called to Ohio 111 in Auglaize Township for a fight.
2:46 p.m. An Emerald
Township resident of Road
143 told deputies someone
abandoned a vehicle in their
4:22 p.m. Paulding EMS
responded to a call in Latty
for a subject who overdosed.
4:52 p.m. Dog complaint
was handled on US 127 in
Crane Township.
5:24 p.m. Alarm sounded
on Road 111 in Emerald
11:31 p.m. Deputies were
called to Antwerp to assist the
police there handle a bar fight.
Sunday, May 8
2:16 p.m. Dog complaint
came in from West Jackson
Street in Paulding.
4:38 p.m. Putnam County
Sheriffs Office relayed in-

News, a paper of general circulation

within the County, as per Section 307.86
of the Ohio Revised Code, bids were
received and opened for the 2015 Road
Improvements TR-60, TR-105, and
TR-110 Project, to-wit; BIDDER; BID
AMOUNT - Gerken Paving Inc., Napoleon; $297,896.82
The Paulding County Engineers estimate for the project is $353,465.20. The
specifications will be studied with a de-

termination to be made later.

Klopfenstein moved to adopt the following resolution;
WHEREAS, on April 27, 2016, one
bid was received for the 2015 Road Improvements TR-60, TR-105, TR-110
Project; and

formation about a motor vehicle accident on Ohio 613 in

Brown Township where three
people were injured.
Monday, May 9
8:36 a.m. Sex offender violation was reported by a deputy.
4:16 p.m. Deputies delivered a message in Payne for
Allen County Sheriffs Office.
5:31 p.m. Motor vehicle
accident in a parking lot on
Road 138 in Brown Township
was documented.
6:02 p.m. Theft of medication was investigated on Road
1021 in Auglaize Township.
Tuesday, May 10
9:42 a.m. Dog complaint
was lodged from North Water
Street in Paulding.
9:26 p.m. Deputies delivered a message to an address
on Ohio 613 in Paulding
Township for the Defiance
County Sheriffs Office.
Wednesday, May 11
12:11 a.m. Four deputies
responded to a call about a
man pulling a shotgun on
another on Road 111 in Auglaize Township. They were
there about 40 minutes.
1:46 a.m. Domestic disturbance on Road 189 in Brown
Township was handled.

Weather report weekly summary as recorded at Paulding Villages water

treatment plant

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


May 10
May 11
May 12
May 13
May 14
May 15
May 16


Commissioners Journal
Commissioners Journal April 27, 2016
This 27th day of April, 2016, the
Board of County Commissioners met
in regular session with the following
members present: Tony Zartman, Roy
Klopfenstein, Mark Holtsberry, and Nola
Ginter, Clerk.
Audit Committee - In attendance
for the first quarter Audit Committee
meeting were Ann Pease, Carol Temple, Claudia Fickel, Jason Landers, Jan
Commers, Brenda Crawford, Tiffany
Beckman, Lou Ann Wannemacher and
Cindy Peters.
Fickel distributed and reviewed the
following reports: April Sales Tax Revenue, the General Fund Receipts for the
first quarter, and the General Fund Expenses for the first quarter.
Sales tax remains stable and continues to be up when compared to the same
month in 2015 and the four-year average
(2012-2015). General Fund Receipts for
the first quarter were down $1,176.19
from the first quarter 2015; however,
up $199,527.56 from the four-year, first
quarter average (2012-2015).
General Fund Expenses were
$189,381.97 up from first quarter 2015
and $368,577.52 up from the four-year,
first quarter average (2012-2015).
Wannemacher presented the Total
Dollars Invested report as of March 31,
2016. She noted the county invests a total
of $11,849,822.37 with several investment banks.
Zartman conveyed he is currently corresponding with the University of Illinois
(at their request), supplying them with reports (spanning the last 10 years) relating
to the impact the wind farm revenue has
had on the countys overall economy and
cash flow. He also praised the elected officials and their employees for their dedication, loyalty and conservativeness over
the last several years, especially during
the years the economy took a turn for the
Fickel announced the countys tentative abstract was approved by the state,
which enables the revaluation process to
move forward. The Auditors real estate

department may now move ahead with

splits. Fickel commented training would
be provided next week for the real estate
Crawford reported the board of elections is finishing up the May election
work and is already preparing for the fall
election. She reminded the committee
that August is the deadline for write-in
Judge Beckman noted the next court
date for the double homicide will be May
5. She also shared with the committee she
has heard many positive comments from
residents about the courthouse and the
on-going landscaping project. She added
she feels a sense of pride when she sees
efforts made to maintain and upkeep the
beautiful, historic courthouse.
Temple reported she is currently concentrating on securing someone to refinish the wood floors in her office.
Wannemacher noted her employees are working diligently to collect
delinquent taxes. She noted there are
delinquencies as far back as 1998. Her
office has been working through each
year and are currently working on 2007.
Wannemacher reported several residents
have been able to work out a payment
plan in an effort to catch up. She added
that delinquent village sewer bills that
have been added to tax bills are creating
additional collection duties to her office.
Pease is excited to see the courthouse
security project progressing.
Judge Beckman inquired as to the best
way to recycle/destroy old files. It was
recommended she contact Becky Suvar
at the WMEA office.
Sheriff Landers reported the courthouse security project is moving ahead.
He emphasized he wants to make sure
the security procedure runs smoothly before possibly bringing in other services.
Landers noted FOBs for courthouse employees is a consideration for the future.
Sherri Rager and Elaine Gress, from
Master Gardeners of Paulding County,
expressed their concerns regarding the
close office quarters. They asked if the
commissioners had future plans for the
offices at the OSU Extension Building.
The commissioners noted they are

well aware of the cramped conditions,

especially in lieu of the recent additional
employees that are being funded by grant
dollars. Although the county is not responsible to provide office space for the
Paulding County Soil & Water; it does
work well to have both entities in the same
building to facilitate assisting each other.
Both women are a bit concerned about
losing Master Gardener volunteers. The
group consists of 11-12 members. They
provide a hotline for consumers with
questions about plant life/care. The commissioners value their service to the community.
A motion was made by Holtsberry
to go into executive session at 8:06 a.m.
with the Paulding County Prosecutor to
discuss legal matters.
At 8:25 a.m. all members present
agreed to adjourn the executive session
and go into regular session.
A motion was made by Klopfenstein
to go into executive session at 8:29 a.m.
with the Paulding County Auditor to discuss personnel matters.
At 8:34 a.m. all members present
agreed to adjourn the executive session
and go into regular session.
Klopfenstein moved to adopt the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board
of County Commissioners does hereby
enter into a Letter of Arrangement with
Dave Yost, Auditor of the State of Ohio,
to conduct a special audit; and be it
Board of County Commissioners does
hereby authorize Tony Zartman, Chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, to sign all paperwork related to
the special audit on their behalf.
This 27th day of April, 2016, being
the day advertised in the West Bend

WHEREAS, after review of the

aforementioned bid, Travis McGarvey,
Paulding County Engineer, has recommended that the project be awarded to
Gerken Paving Inc., now, therefore
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board
of County Commissioners does hereby
award the 2015 Road Improvements
TR-60, TR-105, TR-110 Project to
Gerken Paving Inc., in the amount of

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

Auglaize Township
Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., trustee to
Michael G. Dennison; Sec. 27, 5.01 acres. Warranty deed.
Wesley B. Ratliff, dec. to Debra K. Ratliff;
Sec. 31, Lot 10, Wally World Subdivision, 0.19
acre. Affidavit.
Benton Township
Bruce W. King, trustee to Richard A. and Renee
L. King; Sec. 4, 36.54 acres. Warranty deed.
Benjamin A. Williams to Eric J. Bielser and
Rebecca L. Wells; Sec.9, 7.185 acres. Warranty
Blue Creek Township
Brian S. and Patricia A. Stoller to Logan E.
Stoller; Sec. 11, 34.97 acres. Warranty deed.
Carryall Township
Charles Lee Bernard, dec. to Randolph L. Bernard; Sec. 28, 1 acre. Fiduciary deed.
W.E. Parrett and Carol S. Parrett, trustee to
Jeremiah and Tashia M. Johnson; Sec. 33, 3.08
acres. Warranty deed.
Emerald Township
Jeffrey and Rebecca A. Slattman to Randall E.
Slattman; Sec. 21, 1.94 acres. Quit claim.
Harrison Township
Roger N. and Dorothy J. Gebhart to Roger N.
and Dorothy J. Gebhart; Sec. 36, 45 acres. Warranty deed.

Keith S. Williams, dec. to Mary C. Williams,

trustee; Sec. 25, 35.57 acres and Sec. 26, 1.75
acres. Affidavit.
Latty Township
Kent E. and Pamela S. Eddy, trustees to Van
Erk Dairy LLC; Sec. 32, 39.633 acres. Warranty
Paulding Township
Charles A. Fraley, dec. to Richard O. Fraley,
et al.; Sec. 30, 0.95 acre. Certificate of transfer.
Fallie Webster Shelton, dec. to Mary Kay
Martin; Sec. 31, 0.27 acre. Fiduciary deed.
Washington Township
Wesley B. Ratliff, dec. to Debra K. Ratliff;
Sec. 29, 1.779 acres and Sec. 16, 1.55 acres. Affidavit.
Broughton Village
Victoria S. Gray, dec. to Randy and Tonya
Stone; Sec. 32, Lot 16, Outlots, 0.727 acre. Fiduciary deed.
Paulding Village
Terry L. Neer, dec. to Linda K. Neer; Lot 81,
Noneman Emerald Acres Allotment #1, 0.258
acre. Affidavit.
Payne Village
Secretary of Veteran Affairs to Troy M. Ross;
Lot 10, Tabor Addition, 0.2 acre. Warranty deed.
Scott Village
Joyce M. Kimmel, dec. to Jason Trentman;
Lots 20 and 22, Norvel Addition, 0.4 acre. Executor deed.

6A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Couple seeks order
against local court
PAULDING An Oakwood couple has filed a action against
Paulding County Common Pleas Judge Tiffany Beckman in
the Third District Court of Appeals. They are requesting that
she be made to act on a 2012 civil case against them.
According to Court documents, a petition for a Writ of Mandamus was filed with the Court of Appeals and a copy with the
local Common Pleas Clerk of Courts on May 10.
The case lists relators as State of Ohio, ex rel. Pamela J.
(Watson) Lambert and William L. Lambert with Judge Beckman, in her official capacity, as respondent.
Barrons Law Dictionary defines mandamus as an extraordinary writ issued from a court to an official compelling performance...
The six-page petition requests the appellate court to order
Judge Beckman to act on motions and requests for sanctions
currently pending in the Paulding County Court of Common
This case references a foreclosure suit filed in August 2012
that has already visited the appellate court once. In 2014, the
defendants appealed Judge Beckmans order that the property
be foreclosed and sold to repay the original plaintiff, HSBC
Paulding fourth grade students learned about macro-invertebrates from Paulding SWCD education specialist Staci Miller.
Mortgage Services Inc. a sum of $74,111.16 plus interest.
The case was reversed by the Court of Appeals and returned
At the Black Swamp Nature Center
to the trial court.
There are two entries in the original case filed earlier this
year. In February, the defendant filed a motion for the court to:
vacate its order to allow a substitute plaintiff (U.S. Bank N.A.,
which had purchased the note and mortgage in question), dismiss the complaint and set a post-dismissal hearing to assess
By Staci Miller
SWCD education specialist; and Strea- help us to identify the quality of water. sanctions against the plaintiff for frivolous filings.
Education specialist
mulator by Stephanie Singer, Defiance Students got the opportunity to search in As of press time, the latest entry was the plaintiffs opposi Last week, Paulding Elementary fourth SWCD education specialist.
creek water and debris to find live mac- tion to the defendants motion. It was filed March 10.
graders traveled to the Black Swamp During the scavenger hunt, the stu- ros and identify them. The students loved
Nature Center for an outdoor field day dents went on a nature walk around the getting the chance to get their hands on
hosted by the Paulding SWCD.
grounds where they learned about differ- the live macros.
The students arrived at the Nature ent types of leaves, found animal nests, At the Streamulator station, Singer
Center after lunch and started their fun- tracks and even visited the dam on the gave students the opportunity to learn
filled afternoon of hands-on learning sta- property.
about water erosion and how it can affect
During the Edible Mealworms pre- buildings and structures. Then the stu The students were divided into four sentation, the students learned about the dent got a chance to get their hands dirty
groups where they visited four different different stages of metamorphosis that while creating their own city landscape
stations throughout the afternoon. The a darkling beetle goes through and they and watch firsthand how water erosion
stations included Edible Mealworms, got the opportunity to try a mealworm can happen using the Streamulator.
presented by Mick Britenriker, WLEB that was fried in butter and seasoned with At the conclusion of the day, the stunutrient management specialist; Scav- ranch. Yum!
dents received a freezer pop and group
enger Hunt presented by Deb Hubbard, At the macro-invertebrates station, photos were taken. It was a wonderful
Paulding SWCD technician; Macro-in- the students learned about the three dif- day spent in nature learning while having
vertebrates by Staci Miller, Paulding ferent categories of macros and how they fun.

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A quaint little town

Estie Sinn from Wayne Trace was the DARs Good Citizen Essay Contest. From left are DAR
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Sinn writes winning DAR essay

The Isaac Van Wart Chapter Daughters
of the American Revolution has named its
Good Citizen Essay Contest winner, Estie
Sinn from Wayne Trace High School.
Estie was presented the D.A.R. Madonna of
the Trail traveling trophy with her name engraved on its base. The trophy will be kept at the
Wayne Trace High School for the year 2016.
Estie was chosen as an outstanding representative for her qualities of dependability,
service, leadership and patriotism.
Six area schools participated in this contest.

Each school selected a senior who displayed

an interest in and knowledge of Americas
history, and their achievement in their high
schools. Contestants received a Good Citizen
certificate, pin and wallet card. Estie received
a $50 check from the chapter.
Other representatives were Hannah Brown
of Crestivew High School, Ashton Bowersock of Lincolnview High School, Samantha
Wehe of Parkway High School, Allison Harpel of Paulding High School and Katherine
Trittschuh of Van Wert High School.

Financial Focus

A 529 Plan Can Help

with Those College Bills

By Phil Recker
Edward Jones Advisor
Were at the end of another school year. If you have
younger kids, you might be
thinking about summer camps
and other activities. But in the
not-too-distant future, your
children will be facing a bigger transition as they head off
to college. Will you be financially prepared for that day?
A college education is a
good investment college
graduates earn, on average, $1
million more over their lifetimes than high school graduates, according to a study by
Georgetown University but
a bachelors degree doesnt
come cheap. For the 2015
2016 school year, the average
expense tuition, fees, room
and board was $19,548 at a
public four-year school and
$43,921 at a four-year private
school, according to the College Board. And by the time
your children are ready for
college, these costs may be

considerably higher, because

inflation is alive and well in the
higher education arena.
Your children may be eligible for some types of financial
aid and scholarships. But even
so, you may want to consider
some college-savings vehicles
and one of the most popular
is a 529 plan.
A 529 plan offers a variety of
benefits, including the following:
High contribution limits
A 529 plan wont limit your
contributions based on your income. In all likelihood, you can
contribute as much as you want
to a 529 plan, as many states
have contribution limits of
$300,000 and up. And you can
give up to $14,000 ($28,000 for
a married couple filing jointly)
per year, per child, without incurring any gift taxes.
Tax advantages Your
earnings can accumulate tax
free, provided they are used for
qualified higher education expenses. (529 plan distributions
not used for qualified expenses
may be subject to federal and
state income tax, and a 10% IRS
penalty on the earnings.) Furthermore, your 529 plan contributions may be eligible for
a state tax deduction or credit
if you participate in your own
states plan. But 529 plans vary,
so check with your tax advisor
regarding deductibility.
Freedom to invest in any
states plan. You can invest in a 529 plan from any
state but that doesnt mean
your child has to go to school
there. You could live in one
state, invest in a second states

plan, and send your student to

school in a third state, if you
Money can be used for
virtually any program Upon
graduating high school, not
all kids are interested in, or
prepared for, a traditional fouryear college. But you can use
your 529 plan to help pay for
qualified expenses at a variety
of educational institutions, including two-year community
colleges and trade schools.
Of course, a 529 plan does
have considerations you will
need to think about before
opening an account. For example, your 529 plan assets
can affect your childs needsbased financial aid, but it
might not doom it. As long as
the 529 assets are under your
control, they typically will be
assessed at a maximum rate
of 5.64% in determining your
familys expected contribution
under the federal financial aid
formula, as opposed to the
usual 20% rate for assets held
in the students name.
In any case, though, a 529
plan is worth considering. But
dont wait too long as you
well know, your kids seem to
grow up in the blink of an eye.
This article was written
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your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

If you like watching old

television shows, then the TV
Channel TVland reruns old
shows everyday. One of my
all time old favorites is The
Andy Griffith Show. The
program airs from approximately 5 p.m. for a few hours
almost every evening. When I
look at Mayberry, the quaint
little town in which The Andy
Griffith Show was filmed, I
think of how simple their lives
looked back then.
You can watch episodes
of Andy Griffith over and
over and still laugh at each
one. At least I do.When the
Andy Griffith Show debuted
in 1960, Andy just wanted
a five-year contract, but the
show went on until 1968. The
show always came on with
Andy and his son, Opie, walking down a country lane to the
whistling tune of The Fishin
Hole. Griffith recorded the
lyrics to the song and it can be
viewed on You Tube.
Griffith plays the part of a
single father, Andy Taylor, to
son, Opie (Ron Howard). The
cute little boy on the show has
now grown up, lost most of
his hair and is a Hollywood
producer. In addition to being
a father, Andy Taylor was also
sheriff of the small 1,800 population town of Mayberry.
If you have watched this
old show, you will know the
Taylors had a housekeeper
named Aunt Bee. Aunt Bee
was played by Frances Bavier and it is said that she and
Griffith did not get along. That
is amazing to me, because
Aunt Bee appears to be a kind,
sweet, caring Christian lady in
the show.
However, she resented her
role as Aunt Bee, leaving at
the end of the shows run. She
held a grudge againstAndy
and in 1972, Opie and Andy
went to pay her a visit at her
real home in Siler City, N.C.
and she refused to meet with
them. In 1989, when stricken with cancer, she let Andy
know she regretted not getting
along with him. When I watch
the show, I still imagine Aunt
Bee baking a pie. Aunt Bee
died on Dec. 6, 1989.
One favorite hangout in
Mayberry was Floyds Barbershop. Floyd is usually pictured combing someones hair
and being a part of the mens
gossip. Floyd suffered a se-

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vere stroke and died from the

effects of a second stroke. He
passed away in 1969 at the age
of 63. To me, I still envision
him cutting hair and chewing
the fat with the guys in Mayberry.
We all know Barney Fife
who was played by Don
Knotts. It has always been said
that Barney only carried one
bullet in his shirt pocket and
his citation book underneath
his hat. That is true. Knotts
went on to star in movies and
was a well-loved comedian.
Don Knotts passed away Feb.
24, 2006, from complications
of pneumonia due to lung cancer.
We cant forget cousins
Gomer and Goober Pyle.
Gomer (Jim Nabors) was a
single man who appeared to
be the only employee in Wallys Gas Station in Mayberry.
Gomer was also a great singer
and went on to play in different television shows. He is
still living.
Goober Pyle, another Mayberry resident,was viewed as
backward and not very bright.
This was perhaps best seen on
the series episode where Goober (George Lindsey) believed
his new dog spoke English,
which then filled his head with
make-it-rich scenarios. In reality, the talking dog was
a joke played on Goober by
Opie and a friend who hooked
a walkie talkie to the dogs
collar,giving voice to the
shaggy beast.The actor also
reprised his role as Goober on
the show Hee Haw. He, too,
passed away, on May 6, 2012.
Otis Campbell (Hal Smith),
the town drunk, was a character who visited the local
moonshine maker and got inebriated. He would just go to
the Mayberry jail, get the key

and lock himself up for the

night. Otis died Jan. 28, 1994
at age 77.
So many of the old shows
are still around and reruns are
watched over and over. It is
believed that Mayberry was
really based on a town called
Mt. Airy, N.C.To me, it is
just hard to think that most of
these characters are gone.
Yes, I wanted to move to
Mayberry because those times
seem so laid back, simple and
relaxing. It would be a nice
place to visit, but, I really
dont want to live there without Andy, Barney, Aunt Bee,
Opie, Floyd, Helen Crump,
Otis and Goober and Gomer.
Do you watch Andy Griffith reruns? Have you ever
visited Mt. Airy? Would you
like to go back to the Mayberry days? Let me know and
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Commissioners Journal
Commissioners Agenda May 2,
This 2nd day of May, 2016, the
Board of County Commissioners met
in regular session with the following
members present: Tony Zartman, Roy
Klopfenstein, Mark Holtsberry, and
Nola Ginter, Clerk.
Jim Langham, Paulding Progress
- The commissioners discussed the
Eaton Farm trespassing and vandalism
issues. They noted the sheriffs office
has apprehended several offenders.
The farmer leasing the county-owned
ground has reported some improvement in the last several weeks. Langham agreed to complete his article
after talking to the sheriff and the

Deb Guilford, PARC Lane director,

introduced herself, explaining hers is a
shared position with Williams County
Board of DD. She was previously employed by NOWAC (Northwest Ohio
Waiver Administration Council).
Guilford reported a lot of changes
at PARC Lane and the PC Workshop.
She noted they have someone in place
to do the office work and payables.
The board has also appointed a director at the workshop. The PC Workshop currently employs about 40 people.
Guilford explained the Medicaid
waiver program reimburses for some
of the services they offer. For clients that qualify for Medicaid, select

services are covered at 60%, with

revenue from the board of DD levy
subsidizing the remaining 40%. Some
clients are private pay at 60%.
Guilford noted there are currently
three SSA (service/support staff) that
work with clients and help them explore employment opportunities. She
added there are currently no preschool
or school-aged children at the PARC
Lane facility. The buildings rooms
are currently being utilized for offices. The gymnasium is available to
the general public for event rental.
Guilford stated she will soon be attempting to sell the buses, adding the


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Coach Jay resigns, large mouth bass

caught, downtown coachs club meets
When perusing the archives
of the Paulding Progress, I always discover something different, unusual, a little more
down home. Many stories
include names and dates and
at the same time leaves you
wanting more details. For example, the downtown coachs
club in the mid-1940s. I wonder how the coaches at the
local school felt about that?
Or was the club somewhat
like a booster club that many
schools have today or was it a
group of guys who had some
organization with a purpose?
Today, there are the small
groups that gather at the local coffee shops, they are the
coaches-wanna-bes who
all have the answer for why
the team lost the night before.
Oh well, just a thought.
In Payne, there was the 20th
Century Club in 1956, so is
there a 21st Century Club today?
There are several names
that you may recognize and
there is nothing like ending
with a fish story. But with the
story about the record breaking catch at Flat Rock Creek
is a picture to prove the catch
really happened.
May 9, 1946 ... A reorganization meeting of the Downtown Coachs Club was held at
the high school. New officers
and committees were selected. Harvey Hyman, president;
John Geyer, vice president;
Robert Medaugh, secretary;
John Endsley, treasurer. The
purpose of the club is to promote harmony and good clean
sportsmanship, to create an interest in high school athletics
and to show the boys theyre in
there pitching for them.
Haviland-Scott graduation.
Eight girls and one boy graduated with Marie Titler being
named valedictorian. Other
seniors include Mentra Beech,
Geneva Decker, LaVerna
Gantt, Sharon Gantt, Elaine
Hebb, Robert Hough, Wilma
Kauser and Barbara Sherver.
News from Grover Hill
and vicinity ... The parsonage dwelling of the Church of
Christ was sold at public auc-

Those were the

By Joe Shouse
tion. An interested crowd of
spectators were present and
the bidding was quite spirited.
Pharis Endsley and wife were
the purchasers for the sum of
E.L. Cook, who for the past
few months, has been working
at the Paulding national Bank,
resigned to accept a position in
The Payne Blue Cattles are
back in the fold with a large
number of World War vets.
Softball team members include
Tony Adamski, Bud Murray,
Wade Purk, Paul Lentz and
Jim Harp. The team is being
managed by John Brady.
May 10, 1956 ... Primary
election results: County commissioner Burd F. Davis
1,033. Roy Johnson 810, Jonn
Kauser 653, Glenn Weippert
686. Clerk of Courts Pauline
Bitner 947, Carl Laukhuf 784.
Recorder Esther M. Cramer
1,116, Ray Thomas 596.
Mr. Leslie Basil, president
of the Blue Creek Board of Education, announced the coaching vacancy left by the resignation of coach Ned R. Jay,
who will remain as a teacher.
The new coach, Mr. Roger L.
Stuckey, of Van Wert, was given a one-year contract as coach
and teacher of social studies
for the 1956-57 school year.
The 20th Century Club of
Payne presented a musicale on
Thursday, May 3 at the Payne
Methodist Church. On the
program were Arletta Strayer,
vocalist, and a trio composed

of Helen Schaeffer on violin,

Bernie Sullivan, piano, and
Beulah Elick at the organ.
May 12, 1966 ... The Paulding Grange 332 met with Isaac
Thomas in the chair. Refreshment chairperson Mr. and
Mrs. Gareth Hitchcock, and
the committee of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Buehler, Mr. and Mrs.
Leslie Buehler, Dora Pio, and
Laura and Addie Gorman,
served those in attendance.
Local news ... Dinner guests
on Sunday of Mr. and Mrs.
Ronald Beamer and family
were Mr. and Mrs. Allan Lake,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lake and
daughter, of Grover Hill.
Arthur Sigley, 415 West
Harrison, Paulding, caught
what was believed to be largest big mouth bass ever caught
in Flat Rock Creek. The bass
weighed 5 lb. and was 22.5
inches long.

Hospital launches new

health magazine

County Hospital has launched
Paulding Health, a consumer
health magazine being distributed in the Paulding County
According to Paulding
County Hospital CEO Randal Ruge, Were pleased to
offer this new and informative
magazine dedicated to helping you and your family live
healthier lives. Healthcare is
ever changing and more complex than ever before, and part
of our mission is to lead the
way in improving healthcare
for our community. So, we
believe this magazine will be
an important educational tool
in making a healthy difference
in the Paulding County area.
Published quarterly, each
issue will feature healthcare
topics of interest as well as a
personal story about a celebrity that has experienced the
healthcare challenge being
discussed in the current issue.
But each issue will also contain the latest information
about new technologies, physicians and services available
at Paulding County Hospital.
Ruge continued, As a
consumer, knowledge about
healthcare issues gives you
the power to make healthy
decisions. In each issue of
Paulding Health, well cover
in detail a specific health topic,
giving you the information
you need to improve the quality of your life and promote
your overall wellness.
In the first issue of Paulding
Health, the topic is healthcare
for seniors, one of the most
serious and pervasive health
issues facing people today.
The celebrity cover story is
Kimberly Williams-Paisley,
who offers her heartfelt story
of her own mothers struggle with dementia. Growing
older brings with it a new set
of health challenges for most

Paulding Health magazine is a new publication the Paulding

County Hospital will be launching in order to better inform the
community on health issues of all kinds. The publication will be
made available four times a year and will feature valuable information to assist all ages.
people, including the real possibility of Alzheimers. Thanks
to Kimberly Williams-Paisley
and other celebrities like Glen
Campbell, people are becoming much more comfortable
about bringing the difficult
subject of dementia out into
the light.
Growing older also increases
the risk of heart disease, cancer,
osteoporosis and other serious
medical conditions. This issue
of Paulding Health is filled
with important information
about ways to reduce the risk
of Alzheimers, healthcare tips
on sleep disorders, a look at the
comprehensive ways Paulding
County Hospital cares for seniors in their golden years, and
a look at the Antwerp Medical

Paulding County Hospital
provides a full range of advanced medical services, from
joint replacement surgery to
cancer diagnosis and treatment, to help seniors in our
community enjoy healthier,
active lives.
Our mission at Paulding
County Hospital is to provide
the people of this community
with accessible, high-quality,
patient-centered healthcare.
Paulding Health is just another example of that ongoing
commitment. We hope our
readers find it both informative
and helpful and, as always, we
look forward to serving the
area with the highest level of
care, said Ruge.

Continued from Page 7A

Paulding County Senior Center Steering Committee donated $500 to Paulding Putnam Electric
Honor Flight fundraiser. Here, steering committee members Matt Missler and Karen Saxton present the donation to Erika Willitzer with PPEC.

board is currently leasing a 13-passenger from Williams

County Board of DD to transport PC Workshop employees.
Guilford reminded the commissioners there will be three
board vacancies at the end of 2016. One vacancy must be a
family member of a consumer of the board of DD services
and the other two may be from the general public.
Guilford inquired about the possibility of utilizing a
county credit card to pay for the renewal of their Medicaid
certification. The commissioners suggested using a personal credit card and then requesting reimbursement from
the auditor. All current county credit cards are to be used
only for business travel and related expenses.
Brian Daeger and Ben Helle, Advantage Group - Daeger
explained the Advantage Group is a supplemental insurance third party administrator. They shop around for supplemental insurance plans and recommend the best plan for
their clients. Daeger noted Advantage Group is unique in
that they have their own local service representative who
deals with policy and claims questions. He noted this makes
claims filing easier for customers.
Daeger explained Vision Financial consolidates and
manages the billing from multiple carriers into one bill.
They also reconcile the billing and then apply payment to
each carrier. Each carrier pays Vision Financial a fee for
their services. Daeger noted Advantage Group provides

packets (post enrollment) to assist employees with understanding benefits and with claims service. He also said they
encourage employees to keep their current policies if the
rates and coverage are better.

ODOT projects
The following is a weekly report regarding
current and upcoming highway road construction projects in the Ohio Department of
Transportation District One, which includes
Paulding County:
Drainage work will occur at the following locations with traffic maintained through
the work zone: Ohio 111 east of U.S. 127;
Ohio 637 east of Ohio 111.
Ohio 49 north of the village of Payne, between Road 94 and Road 96, closed March 21
for 60 days for a bridge replacement project.
Traffic detoured onto Ohio 500 and Ohio 111
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Tulips brighten the spring landscape and then go dormant through summer, winter and fall. This
tulip Tulipa vvedenskyi Tangerine Beauty will naturalize over time.
CLASS REUNION Members of the Paulding High School Class of 1952 met for their 64th class
reunion on April 9 at Vagabond Village Restaurant, Cecil. Those attending included, front row
from left Marilyn M. Parson Shrider Ladd, Justine Keck Holtsberry, Mary Louise Bair Matson,
Josephine Frieda Stoller; second row Paul Thompson, Louella Imogene Hill Thomas, Eunice Ann
Reynolds Stanley, Dorothy Fay Gross Throne, Shirley Ruth Paulus Miller; back row Richard G.
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The spring ephemerals:

They come and they go

Were about two-thirds

of the way through calendar
spring, but nearly all the way
through the sub-season I call
ephemeral spring. Every
year its a reminder to me
just how quickly time passes.
Ive got three other reminders
of that too ages 3, 2 and 9
When winter is ebbing, I
look for the first signs of life in
the garden and its usually the
snowdrops. They manage to
push through the frosty ground
and bloom such brilliant white
blossoms with little green
hearts on them. Its as if the
earth is writing us a love letter.
Next comes the crocus,
which also seems to pay
no mind to the snow, and
then those other little bulbs
like Glory of the Snow
(Chionodoxa), grape hyacinth,
striped squill (Puschkinia),
and Dutch iris join them.
Daffodils and tulips are
next, along with the woodland
wildflowers I love so
much: bloodroot, Hepatica,
trilliums, Spring beauties,
toothworts, Virginia bluebells,
and trout lilies.
We revel in their cuteness
and their beauty. Some have
CHOIRS WIN AWARDS On Saturday, May 7, the Antwerp High School choir participated in the stunning flowers and others
Music in the Parks at Cedar Point. The choir receiveda superior rating and a first place trophy. The have gorgeous foliage. Some
show choir also received a superior rating, first place trophy, and overall choir trophy. Mrs. Mary of them are fragrant and theres
no smell quite like spring. But
Smith is the choir director.
then they disappear and arent
seen until the following spring.
This is why we call them
ephemeral. The dictionary
defines ephemeral as lasting
for a very short time. Outside
the gardening world, among
collectors, a piece of ephemera
is something that exists or
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By Kylee Baumle

short time, such as a movie

But what happens to those
ephemeral bulbs as they lie
underground, silently waiting
another year before bursting
forth in bloom again? Is
anything going on down there?
Its important to not cut the
foliage away once a spring
bulb is done flowering. The
bulb uses the leaves through
photosynthesis to manufacture
sugars and starches to feed
itself. Blooming takes a lot out
of a bulb!
You can help feed the bulb
too, but dont fertilize them
while theyre flowering. Once
theyre finished, its okay to
begin feeding them with a
10-10-10 fertilizer. After the
foliage withers and yellows, it
has served its purpose and can
be cut away.
Even after the bulbs foliage
is gone, the bulb continues to
make use of nutrients in the
ground to enlarge the bulb or
make offsets (baby bulbs), so
you can continue to fertilize
them until fall.
During the autumn season,
bulbs will grow more roots

and perhaps just a bit of

foliage. A few bulbs, like
grape hyacinths and some of
the alliums will even grow
foliage above the ground.
Dont worry, they know what
theyre doing.
Since bulbs have biological
clocks, they know that colder
weather is coming, and winter
is when they take a proper
rest. Then, as temperatures
warm in the spring, theyll
wake up and begin growing
again, each according to their
unique schedule.
With most bulbs, you
should get a few seasons of
decent blooms from them.
After that, some decline or
disappear, and some grow
but dont flower much. These
should be divided in the fall
and replanted, giving them
more space.
Other bulbs dont require
dividing and replanting and
those are said to naturalize.
Bulbs that naturalize well
include snowdrops (Galanthus
nivalis), drumstick alliums
(Allium sphaerocephalon),
many varieties of crocus,
reticulated irises (Iris
reticulata), grape hyacinths
(Muscari), several species
of Narcissus, species tulips,
and Glory-of-the-Snow
The spring party has been
pretty amazing. Were glad
we could attend, and well see
you next year!
Read more at Kylees
blog, Our Little Acre,
com and on Facebook
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10A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Silent set of footsteps

around my camera

purchased the Nikon camera I

have been wanting to purchase
for the past year or more. As
many know, I love to walk in
nature daily and snap pictures
of that days creative artwork
from the Creator Himself. To
be truthful, no one can imagine the old camera I have
nursed for months in an attempt to bring the most out of
those pictures.
I continued fostering the little tricks of the trade early this
spring but as the plush grass
and overwhelming barrage
of gorgeous flowers began
to emerge, it became evident
more updated technology was
needed in order to maintain
my floral dream.
Time travel back about 60
years. It was 1957 and our
family was on the verge of
a major family vacation to
visit cousins in southwest
Nebraska, the most major
vacation our family had ever
taken. Combined with the vacation was going to be a visit
to Rocky Mountain National
Park, a big deal at the time.
And so I heard the words
from my father that I truly do
understand, Elnora, Ive got
to have a good camera for this
trip. With that, he purchased
an Argus C-3 and all of the
attachments, the Cadillac of


by Jim Langham

slide cameras at the time, and

away he went.
We stopped and took pictures
of wide-open wheat fields, grain
mills, blue skies and every slant
of mountain pictures possible.
Tromping along with my role
model was his 9-year-old son
with a small black-and-white
camera, climbing on rocks,
standing on the car and framing
pictures with plush green pine
trees against deep blue skies
overspreading snow-covered
Time travel forward about 60
years. Recently, I walked along
a trail surrounded by redbud
trees along the Wabash River
from the Ceylon Bridge to the
old remains of the railroad track
and I snapped and snapped pictures. I thought for sure I heard

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footsteps from 60 years ago

when my father and I took the
same walk taking close-ups of
wildflowers along the entire
Some day, he said, Im
going to have to find out the
names of all of these and file
them somewhere.
He never quite got that done,
in reality, but he certainly accomplished it in spirit.
Time travel back about 60
years, and the apple doesnt
fall far from the tree, so they
say. Dad has passed on, but his
son, with his new camera, is taking in all of the beautiful flowers
of springtime in the Limberlost
and along the Wabash River.
Some day, you know, Im
going to have to learn the names
of all of these and file them.

Payne Elementary School staff and students raised $1,000 toward the Paulding Putnam Electric
Honor Flight fundraiser. Students also made cards and letters for the veterans to read upon returning home from their Honor Flights. From left are principal Jody Dunham and PPEC employees
Kendra Stoller and Annette Schreiner.

Campus Notes
Melanie Banks of Payne has received the
WGU Continuing Graduates Scholarship
from Western Governors University (WGU).

The University of Northwestern Ohio announced its Deans List for Winter Quarter
2016 for students in the College of Occupational Professions. Included was Brenda
Feasby, Payne.

University of Northwestern Ohio issued

its Deans List for the February Session 2016
for students in the College of Applied Technologies. Local students included Dalton
Thomas, Oakwood.

Brenda Feasby, a sophomore from Payne

at the University of Northwestern Ohio,
was one of 13 student athletes selected from
around the country as the Class of 2016
NAIA Red Cross Ambassadors. As part
of the honor, Feasby will attend the 2016
NAIA/Red Cross Collegiate Leadership program, a two-week training, in Washington,
D.C. in June.
Feasby was nominated by UNOH softball coaches Tracy Coffman and Brittany
Jurek. Feasby has been assisting in promoting Red Cross blood drives on the UNOH
campus since 2015 and has exceeded all of
her goals for units of blood donated.Feasby
is a sport marketing and management major
at UNOH, is an outfielder for the UNOH
junior varsity softball team, and serves as
Torque, the UNOH mascot, at various campus events.

Savannah Roughton of Paulding is participating in a Bluffton University cross-cultural

experience in Bangladesh during the month
of May.
Roughton, along with other Bluffton students willhave the opportunity to engage
with organizations and businesses who are
working to make a difference and bring hope

to many oppressed people groups in Bangladesh.

Roughton, daughter of Eric and Shelly
Roughton, is a junior majoring in public
health with a concentration is pre-epidemiology. She was a 2013 graduate of Paulding
High School.

Ryan Schindler of Sherwood is participating in a Bluffton University cross-cultural experience in Iceland during the month of May.
Schindler, along with other Bluffton students will learn about the culture and history
of this island country.
Schindler, son of Paul and Mindy Schindler, is a junior majoring in sports management. He was a 2014 graduate of Paulding
Exempted Village Schools.

Northwest State Community College

recently recognized 20 Award of Merit recipients. Award of Merit recipients are chosen by faculty from the respective divisions
based on leadership involvement, special
talents or abilities in their academic field,
and significant contributions to Northwest
State. Among those recognized were Morgan Hahn, Antwerp, Visual Communication
- Graphic Design, and Lindsey Setser, Paulding, Practical Nursing.

Twenty-one students completing Northwest State Community Colleges medical

assisting associate degree and/or phlebotomy technician certificate program were recognized in a special ceremony held for the
Graduates honored for medical assisting
from Paulding County were Karena Egnor
and Mackenzie Hanenkratt.
Paulding County graduates were honored
for phlebotomy were Jodi Carpenter and Rebecca Wilhelm.

Northwest State Community College cel-


Just recently, I gave in and

ebrated the 2016 graduating class at its 46th

commencement ceremony. The ceremony
recognized 389 graduates who completed an
associate degree or certificate program with
the college.
Local graduates include:
Tiffany Anderson, Paulding, and Jordan
Core, Sherwood, Associate of Applied Business in Business Management.
Dusty Powell, Sherwood (magna cum
laude), Associate of Applied Business in Accounting.
Stephanie Baldwin, Cecil, and Rebecca Wilhelm, Paulding, Associate of Applied
Business in Office Administrative Services.
Kyle Recker, Antwerp, Associate of
Applied Science in Criminal Justice.
Rob Weisenburger, Oakwood, Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Management Technology.
Daniel Ainsworth III, Sherwood, Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering.
Karena Egnor, Paulding, and Mackenzie Hanenkratt, Paulding, Associate of Applied Science in Medical Assisting.
Kim Cottrell, Antwerp; Audra Phlipot,
Cecil; Nathan Renollet, Sherwood (cum
laude); Kylee Wenninger, Haviland; and
Brock Worden, Payne (magna cum laude),
Associate of Applied Science in Nursing.
Kali Retcher, Sherwood, and Holly
Schilt, Oakwood, Associate of Arts.
Darian Andrews (cum laude), Holly
Schilt and Amy Shaffer (cum laude), all of
Oakwood, and Emily Polter, Sherwood, Associate of Science.
Jodi Carpenter, Mackenzie Hanenkratt
and Rebecca Wilhelm, all of Paulding, Certificate One-Year in Phlebotomy Technician.
Kasey Osborn, Grover Hill (cum
laude); Daphne Sanderson, Sherwood; Lindsey Setser, Paulding (magna cum laude); and
Lauren Speice, Latty, Certificate One-Year in
Practical Nursing.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 11A

Diana Sierers

Sets The Bar
Af ter Over

32 Years

On May 31st we will be losing a member of our

Last week, Paulding Countys George Clemens IV, a 2016 Division III state wrestling champion,
was honored by State Rep. Tony Burkley in Columbus.

Burkley honors Clemens as

a state wrestling champion
10, State Rep. Tony Burkley
(R-Payne) presented a resolution to Wayne Traces George
Clemens, honoring him as a
2016 Division III state wrestling champion.
I was proud to see George
Clemens further his wrestling career and obtain a spot on the state


tournament podium, said Burkley. With his dedication and

perseverance, I expect we will
see great success from him as he
pursues his future endeavors.
Clemens went 50-0 on the
season on his way to becoming
the Division III, 126-pound
state champion.
Clemens made school his-

tory last year when he became

the first wrestler to place at the
state tournament with a seventh-place finish. This year he
is the first Wayne Trace wrestler to become a champion.
George Clemens was present, along with his parents, to
receive the resolution during
the Ohio House session.

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We have been proud of her contribution to the Lafarge team and appreciate
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 1B


Varsity Games Apaches late rally Wayne Trace grads
complete first year
of the Week dooms Panthers at collegiate level
Division III Sectional Baseball


Crestview........................ 2
Paulding......................... 1
Lincolnview..................... 6
Antwerp.......................... 1
Paulding......................... 9
Delphos Jefferson .......... 1
Lincolnview..................... 6
Wayne Trace................... 2


Paulding......................... 3
Allen East....................... 0
Fairview.......................... 5
Paulding......................... 1


At Fairview:

Boys meet
Fairview...................... 141
Wayne Trace.............. 81.5
Hicksville...................... 49
Antwerp..................... 26.5
Holgate......................... 13
Girls meet
Holgate....................... 124
Fairview...................... 106
Wayne Trace................. 61
Tinora........................... 39
At Ada:

Boys meet Columbus Grove.........158
Bluffton...................... 121

Delphos Jefferson......... 87
Allen East.....................45
Crestview...................... 31
Ada............................... 21
Paulding....................... 20
Girls meet Columbus Grove......... 166
Bluffton........................ 92
Allen east.................. 74.5
Ada............................... 74
Lincolnview................ 70.5
Delphos Jefferson......... 47
Crestview........................ 8
At Haviland:


Boys meet Ayersville.................... 114
Wayne Trace.................88
Kalida........................... 72
Girls meet Ayersville.................... 110
Wayne Trace.................80
Antwerp........................ 56
Continental................... 10

Sports schedule

Track: Division III districts at
Ayersville - Antwerp, Paulding
and Wayne Trace
Softball: Division III districts Paulding-Tinora winner vs. Bluffton-Allen East winner, played at 5
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However, the black-and- gold broke loose for five runs in the
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After the Apaches scored to tie the game in the sixth, the big
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The black-and-gold added two more runs on a single by
Kobe Baker and held on from there to advance to district action
against Archbold on Thursday at Defiance.
Corbin Edwards, Jarrett Sitton and Cameron Doster all had
two singles for the Panther offense. Damon Egnor added a double for the maroon-and-white.
Edwards, who took over on the mound with one out in the
fourth, tossed two innings of relief and struck out two while
walking three but suffered the loss. Damon Egnor started but
left the game in the fourth with an apparent injury and Preston
Johanns also pitched in relief.
Paulding falls to 9-5 overall on the season.

Division III Sectional Softball

Lady Panthers
on to districts
Sports Writer
PAULDING Host Paulding scored four times in the
first and never looked back as
the Lady Panthers rolled to a
9-1 win over visiting Delphos
Jefferson in Division III sectional softball action Friday
Haylee Dominique led the
way for the Panthers, posting
two singles and a double to go
along with two runs batted in
and a run scored.
Asia Arellano had two singles and scored twice for the
maroon-and-white with Kristen Schilt posting two singles
and a run batted in.
Mya Andrews and Kelsey
Beck also chipped in a double
while scoring and driving in
one run each.
Audrey Manz and Darian

Andrews each recorded a single apiece as well for the Panthers, who advance to Tuesdays district semifinal game
against top seed Tinora, a 7-2
winner over St. Henry on Friday.
Manz got the win on the
mound, scattering two hits
and two walks while striking
out ten Wildcat hitters.
Paulding extended the lead
to 5-0 with a single run in the
second before Delphos Jefferson plated its only run in the
However, the maroon-andwhite answered with two more
runs in the bottom of the fourth
before scoring the games final
two runs in the home half of
the sixth.
The winner of the Paulding-Tinora game will play either Allen East or Riverdale
on Friday, May 20.

Sports Writer
Addison Baumle, a graduate
of Wayne Trace, is a freshman
on this years Butler University softball team.
Baumle has played in 21
games this season, scoring
four times and striking out
twice in three at bats on the
season. The former Raider
standout also pitched 2-1/3
innings of scoreless softball,
walking one and allowing one
In the field, Baumle recorded outs in all three opportunities this season.
Butler University won the
Big East tournament championship this past weekend and
will be participating in the
NCAA Division I tournament.
Butler will take on Kentucky in
the opening round of the tournament. The Bulldogs enter the
tournament with a record of
28-22 overall and finished Big
East regular season play at 9-7.
Another former Raider, Molly Crosby, is a freshman on the
University of Findlay squad.
Crosby pitched in five games
this past season, tossing 7-1/3
innings while allowing 14
hits, 13 runs (8 earned) and
10 walks. The former Raider
standout struck out five oppos-


ing hitters as well.
Findlay finished its season
with a record of 31-21 overall
and the Oilers were 15-11 in
the Great Lakes Intercollegiate
Athletic Conference.

Sports Scoreboard
Junior High Track The Northwest Conference junior high track meet was held
recently with the Spencerville girls and
Columbus Grove boys teams claiming
Spencerville took the girls title with
144-1/2 points while Ada (89-1/2)
was second and Columbus Grove (88)
took third. Paulding placed seventh with
34 points.
The meet featured a triple winner as
well as a pair of double winners.
Adas Abbie James took home titles in the high jump (4-8), 800 run
(2:35.4) and 1600 run (5:43.0) to
lead all individuals on the day.
Columbus Groves Lauren Benroth
captured both the 100 dash (13.4)
and 400 dash (1:04.8) while Spencervilles Nelaya Burden won the 200 dash
(27.8) and 100 hurdles (15.7).
Paulding placers included Sydney
McCullough (fourth, shot put), Sadie
Estle (sixth, shot put), Molly Adams
(fifth, discus), Maggie Manz (third, 100
and 200 dash) and Elyse Manz (sev-

enth, 800 run and fifth, 1600 run).

Estle, McCullough, Baylee March
and Manz combined to finish fifth in the
400 relay with a time of 59.7.
The Bulldog boys posted 123 points
to nip Spencervilles 115-1/6 to take
home the championship. Paulding finished with 23 points to place ninth.
Lincolnviews Brad Korte took first
in both the 200 dash (24.9) and long
jump (17-7/14).
Scoring points for the maroon-andwhite were Riley Coil (seventh, 100
dash), Adrian Manz (seventh, pole
vault), Owen Carnahan (tied for eighth,
110 hurdles), Seth Dysinger (third, 200
hurdles and seventh, long jump), Brandon Jackson (tied for eighth, pole vault)
and Jordan Mudel (eighth, 400 dash).
Pauldings 400 relay quartet of Adrian Manz, Jackson, Deyton Price and
Mudel took eighth while Quincy Porter,
Maquise Seibert, Julian Penasiri and
Ben Weible combined to take seventh
in the 800 relay. Coil, Dysinger, Owen
Carnahan and Mudel teamed up for a
third place finish in the 1600 relay.

2B - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, May 18, 2016

GMC track and field

NWC track and field

Tigers, Apaches roll to GMC titles

Columbus Grove boys and

girls sweep NWC track meet

Antwerps Sam Williamson sets two records

Sports Writer
DEFIANCE The Holgate girls and Fairview boys both ran away with Green Meadows Conference championships at the 2016
track and field meet Friday night at Ayersville
High School.
While the Tigers and Apaches took the team
titles, Antwerps Sam Williamson had a big
day in setting two new meet records. Williamson won the 1600 run in 4:24.60 (previous record held by Nick Smith from Tinora
in 2001 with a time of 4:26.30) and also captured the 3200 run in a meet record time of
9:39.40, shattering the record held since 1978
by Hicksville J. Wood with a time of 9:46.90.
Holgates girls totaled 124 points to easily
post the victory over runner-up Fairview (106)
and third place Ayersville (62). Wayne Trace
took fourth at 61 followed by Edgerton (53),
Hicksville (44), Tinora (39) and Antwerp (38).
The Lady Raiders Monique Goings was a
double winner, capturing the 100 dash in 12.90
and the 200 dash in 27.80. Wayne Traces 800
relay team of Gracie Gudakunst, Stacy Flint,
Shayna Temple and Monique Goings captured
first place with a time of 1:51.00.
Gudakunst, Flint, Ellie Moore and Temple
combined for a second place finish in the 400
Placers for Antwerp were Klayre Manella
(discus, fourth), Hope Smith (high jump and
100 hurdles, third), Kortney Smith (100 hurdles, fifth), Anne Miesle (300 hurdles, third)
and Audrie Longardner (800 run, fourth).
Goings (400 dash, second), Estie Sinn (discus, fifth), Madison Chastain (discus, sixth),
Ellie Stoller (shot put, fifth), Gudakunst (200
dash, third), Mohr (high jump, fifth) and Hollie Wannemacher (3200 run, fifth) also scored
points for Wayne Trace.
The Archer 3200 relay quartet of Anne

Miesle, Rachel Williamson, Jaime Ryan and

Longardner took third while the same foursome combined to finish fourth in the 1600
In the boys portion, the Apaches picked up
141 points to coast to the championship. Edgerton finished second at 88 while Wayne Trace
took third with 81-1/2. Rounding out the field
were Tinora (65), Ayersville (60), Hicksville
(49), Antwerp (26-1/2) and Holgate (13).
Wayne Traces 1600 relay team of Seth Saylor, Chance Elliott, Josh Kuhn and Cole Shepherd claimed the championship with a time of
Individually, the Raiders Cole Shepherd
took first in both the 400 dash (51.70) and
long jump (19-5-1/2). Wayne Traces Josh
Kuhn captured the 300 hurdles with a time of
Others picking up point scoring places for
the red- white-and-blue included Scott Wenninger (shot put and discus, third), Nick Durre
(discus, fifth), Shepherd (high jump, tied for
fifth), Seth Saylor (110 and 300 hurdles, second) and Austin Kuhn (110 hurdles, third).
The Raider 800 relay quartet of Saylor, Jon
Sinn, Josh Kuhn and Austin Kuhn took fourth.
Erik Buchan tied for fifth in the high jump
for the Archers with Brandon Laney finishing
sixth in the 800 run.
Jake Ryan, Brandon Laney, Buchan and
Samuel Williamson took fourth in the 3200
relay for Antwerp.
Both the Raiders and Archers will participate
in the district meet at Ayersville High School
on Thursday and Saturday.
Joining Antwerp and Wayne Trace at the
district are teams from Archbold, Ayersville,
Continental, Edgerton, Edon, Fairview, Fayette, Hicksville, Hilltop, Holgate, Liberty Center, Montpelier, North Central, Patrick Henry,
Paulding, Pettisville, Stryker and Tinora.

Sports Writer
ADA Columbus Grove
swept the 2016 Northwest
Conference track championships as both the Bulldog
boys and girls squads rolled
to league titles.
The Lady Bulldogs defeated second place Bluffton
166-92 with Spencerville
(89), Allen East (74-1/2) and
Ada (74) rounding out the
top five schools. Lincolnview
(70-1/2), Delphos Jefferson
(47), Paulding (40) and Crestview (8) completed the list of
squads participating.
Bulldog freshman Rylee
Seibert won both the 100
dash (13.62) and 200 dash
(27.85) while Lincolnview
senior Anna Gorman captured the 800 run (2:27.25)
and 1600 run (5:33.42). Ada
senior Carlee Marshall also
was a double winner, taking
both the high jump (5-2) and
long jump (16-1-1/2).
Columbus Grove senior
Lynea Diller set a pair of
meet records as well, posting
tosses of 43-3 in the shot put
to take first as well as 151-2
in the discus.
Point scorers for Paulding
included Micah Coil (eighth,
discus), Leah Nusbaum (seventh, discus), Tori Bradford

(fifth, high jump), Jacee Harwell (second, pole vault),

JoEllyn Salinas (fourth, pole
vault), Kristen Razo (eighth,
pole vault), Jessica Weller
(eighth, 100 dash) and Gabriella Stahl (sixth, 200 dash).
The Panther 3200 relay
team of Emilee Ringler, Jocelyn Camposano, Mary-Cate
Panico and Christine Clapsaddle finished sixth while Abbie
Leaman, Ringler, Clapsaddle
and Stahl combined to take
sixth in the 1600 relay.
Pauldings quartet of Razo,
Harwell, Stahl and Kaylee
Plummer took fifth in the
800 relay with Erin Karlstadt,
Stahl, Weller and Harwell
placing fourth in the 400 relay.
Columbus Grove also took
the boys title handily, defeating runner-up Bluffton
158-121. Spencerville (90),
Delphos Jefferson (87-1/2),
Lincolnview (84), Allen East
(45), Crestview (31), Ada
(21) and Paulding (20) were
the other teams to pick up
Baily Clement of Columbus Grove won the 400 dash
(51.13) and 200 dash (23.58)
while Trevor Bassitt of Bluffton took first in the 110 hurdles (15.72) and 300 hurdles
The Bulldogs Rece Roney

also captured both the shot

put (53-2) and discus (152-0).
For Paulding, Brendon
Lothamer finished second in
the pole vault with Andrew
Stafford taking seventh in the
pole vault.
Pauldings 400 relay squad
of Branson Minck, Alex
Riethman, Lothamer and
Preston Ingol finished sixth
with Ingol, Isaiah Theobald,
Minck and Jesse Goings took
sixth in the 800 relay. Josh
Trausch, Hunter Kesler, Lucas Arend and Goings finished seventh in the 1600 relay with the quartet of Trausch, Simeon Shepherd, Shawn
Jackson and Arend taking
seventh in the 3200 relay.
Paulding will take part in
the district meet at Ayersville
this coming Thursday and

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Varsity Track
Ayersville captured both the girls and boys team championships at the Wayne Trace Relays on a cold and wet
night at Raider Field Monday.
The Pilot boys totaled 114 points to get past second
place Wayne Traces 88 and third place Kalidas 72.
Paulding took fourth with 64 followed by Continental
(48) and Antwerp (34).
Wayne Trace picked up first place finishes in the weightmans relay (54.09), shuttle hurdles (1:10.26), long jump
(33-0) and discus (218-0).
Antwerp won both the 3200 relay (8:48.03) and distance medley (11:38.2) while the Panthers captured first
place in the pole vault (16-0).
On the girls side, the Lady Pilots picked up 110 points
to get past Kalida (84) and Wayne Trace (80).
Paulding (64) finished fourth with Antwerp (56) fifth
and Continental (10) sixth.
The Lady Raiders took first in the 400 relay (53.53),
800 sprint medley (2:02.21), 800 relay (1:54.69) and shot
put (63-10-1/2).
Paulding placed first in the pole vault (15-0) and weight
persons relay (1:02.87) while Antwerp captured both the
3200 relay (2:02.21) and 1600 sprint medley (4:46.92).

WAYNE TRACE SENIOR ATHLETES Include, front row from left Nick Durre, Quintin Miller, Liam Marihugh, Austin Winebrenner,
Austin Kuhn, Jake Baksa, Christopher Davis; second row Estie Sinn, Stacy Flint, Sydney Critten, Carrie Thrasher, Carley Wright,
Jessica Offerle, Alec Vest; third row Hollie Wannemacher, Cole Shepherd, Scott Wenninger, Clint Sinn, Shayna Temple, Luke Miller,
Erin Mohr; back row Edwin Van Den Hengel, Noah Stoller, Justin Speice, Austin Fast. Absent from picture: George Clemens IV,
Chase Marroquin, Corey Davis, Courtney Mead.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 3B


Jason Crabb in concert
By Joe Shouse
Progress Staff Writer
DEFIANCE The name Jason
Crabb, is no stranger to those who
follow gospel music and especially
southern gospel music. Crabb won a
grammy in 2010 for best southern/
country/bluegrass gospel album to
go along with his 21 Dove awards.
Crabb will be in concert on Friday,
May 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Defiance
Community Auditorium, 629 Arabella Street in Defiance as a part of
the area Youth for Christ fund raiser.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
In 2012, the Gospel Music Associations Dove Awards crowned Crabb
as both Artist and Male Vocalist of
the Year.
Tickets can be purchased at the
Youth for Christ office in Defiance.
Admission is $20 for center stage
seating, $15 advance purchase and
$20 general admission.
Proceeds from the concert will be
used for scholarships in order for
junior high students the opportunity
to attend Youth for Christ camp at
Cran-Hill Ranch in Rodney, Mich.

that will be held from June 13-17.

Cost for the camp is $250 per camper
and is open to the first 15 campers
who apply.
Additional information about the
camp or the Crabb concert may be
had by contacting the campus life director at Wayne Trace, Doug Roop
at (419) 399-7218 or at Paulding,
Mike Zeedyk (419) 769-8005.
This is a great camp and typically
the camp can have 250-300 people.
Our chapter usually takes around 50
students. Its our hope that it will
grow continue to grow. With saying that we understand that there are
financial needs that will need to be
met. Many of our area students are
unable to meet those needs. This is
why its important that we assist with
putting on concerts as well as fundraising, said Roop.
The camp gives students the opportunity to experience camp, who
would otherwise would not have the
means to attend. Even more importantly, this is where we share and
spread the Good News about Jesus.

Scripture of the Week:

If by continuing to live I can do more worthwhile work, then
I am not sure which I should choose. I am pulled in two directions. I want very much to leave this life and be with Christ,
which is a far better thing; but for your sake it is much more
important that I remain alive. I am sure of this, and so I know
that I will stay. I will stay on with you all, to add to your progress and your joy in the faith. (Philippians 1:22-25 TEV).

One of gospel musics popular singers will make

an appearance in Defiance on May 27. Award winning Jason Crabb will be in concert at the Defiance
community auditorium as a part of the Youth for
Christ summer camp fund raiser.

Wanted Vacation Bible School Information

Area churches planning to have Vacation Bible School
this summer are encouraged to submit details to
the Paulding Progress.
Information can be sent to
or by calling the office at 419-399-4015.


Thursday, May 26: Community Meal

PAULDING A community meal will be

offered at the Paulding United Methodist
Church located at 321 N. Williams St. The
free meal will be served from 5-7 p.m. For
more information, please call the church at

June 6-10: Vacation Bible School

DUPONT The Dupont Church of the Brethern will

hold Vacation Bible School from 7-9:10 p.m. beginning on Monday, June 6 through Friday, June 10.
The closing program will be held during the final night
at 8:40 p.m. Based on Psalm 139:23-24, the theme is
Finding truth below the surface. Preschool students
through grade 12 are invited to participate.

How is life treating you?

Are you facing a major trial
or disappointment? Did you
not get the job after having
a great interview? Did you
run out of money with more
month left and bills to pay?
Those are problems we all
face from time to time. and the
list of problems can continue
to grow as we face each day.
When you stay focused on
your purpose, not your problem, you can be happy even
when life seems to be falling
The Apostle Paul was an old
man when he was in prison
in Rome. He was a long way
from home. He was awaiting
execution. Everything has
been taken from him his
friends, his freedom, his ministry, even his privacy, with a
guard chained to him 24 hours
a day. It wasnt exactly a happy time for Paul.
But there was one thing
they could not take away from
Paul: his purpose. Paul made
the choice to stay focused on
his purpose, even when he had
lost everything else. What was
his purpose? Serving God by
serving others.
Paul says in Philippians
1:22-25, If by continuing to
live I can do more worthwhile
work, then I am not sure which
I should choose. I am pulled
in two directions. I want very
much to leave this life and be
with Christ, which is a far better thing; but for your sake it
is much more important that I
remain alive. I am sure of this,
and so I know that I will stay.
I will stay on with you all, to
add to your progress and your

joy in the faith.

Ill never forget reading
Viktor Frankls book, Mans
Search for Meaning. He was
a Jewish psychiatrist who
was taken to one of the death
camps in Nazi Germany. All
of his family and all of his
friends were gassed and murdered. He talks in his book
about one day when he stood
in front of the Gestapo stark
naked. Theyd taken away the
prisoners clothes and even
Frankls wedding ring. He
stood there with nothing at
all when he suddenly realized
there was one thing the Nazis
could not take away from him:
his choice in how he would respond.
You cannot control what
other people do to you. You
cannot control what other people do around you. But you
can control how you respond.
So, today, when the battles
seem endless and the disappointments continue to mount
up, how do you respond?
What do to believe is your
purpose is in life?
How does your response
to a difficult situation change
when you realize that how you
respond is your choice?
What distractions or influences are keeping you focused
on your problem and not your
Tomorrow or next week
when you face a negative, a
difficulty, a hard decision to
make, and you will, how will
you respond? The way you
respond will determine your



- Antwerp Community Church, 704 S. Erie St., SR 49, Antwerp; Pastor Ricky L. Grimes
258-2069. Contemporary worship 10:30 a.m.
- Antwerp United Methodist Church, East River Street; Rev. Pastor Mike Schneider,
258-4901, Contemporary service Sunday 8:30 a.m., Traditional Service 10:30 a.m.
- Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, 303 S. Monroe, Antwerp; Office: 417 N. Main, Paulding,
399-2576, Rev. Joseph Poggemeyer; Mass on Sunday at 8:30 a.m.
- First Baptist Church, 5482 CR 424; Pastor Todd Murray, 258-2056, Sunday worship 10 a.m.
- First Presbyterian Church, 126 W. River St., Pastor Mike Pennington, 258-2864, Sunday worship 10 a.m.
- Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses, 2937 US 24; 258-2290. Public talk 10 a.m.
- Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Rev. Derek Evans. Sunday worship at 10 a.m.
- Riverside Christian Church, 15413 SR 49, Antwerp; 258-3895, Pastor Regan Clem.
Sunday gathering 10:30 a.m.


- Apostolic Christian Church, 13562 Road 147, Defiance (Junction); 399-3121, William
Schlatter, Elder, Sunday services 10:15 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
- Bethel Christian Church, Ohio 66, Defiance (Arthur), Pastor Christopher Baker, Sunday
worship 10:30 a.m.
- Church of Christ, corner of County Roads 166 and 191; Evangelist Lonnie Lambert,
399-5022. Worship 10:30 a.m.
- Junction Bible Christian Church, County Road 111, Defiance (Junction); 393-2671,, interim Pastor D. Richardson, Sunday worship 10:30 a.m.
- Pleasantview Missionary Baptist Church, Road 180, Defiance (Junction); Rev. Alan
Ray Newsome, Sunday worship 11 a.m.
- Rock Church, SR 637, Five Span-Arthur area; Pastor Bobby Branham 393-2924, Sunday worship 10:45 a.m.


- Bible Baptist Church, corner of Cleveland and Perry streets, Grover Hill; Pastor Pat
Holt, 587-4021, Sunday worship 11 a.m.
- Grover Hill Church of the Nazarene, Maple and East Jackson streets; Pastor Jonathan
L. Hoagland, 587-3376, Sunday morning worship 10:30 a.m.
- Grover Hill Zion United Methodist Church, First and Harrison streets; 587-3941; Pastor Mike Waldron, 419-238-1493 or 419-233-2241 (cell). Sunday worship 10:20 a.m.
- Mandale Church of Christ in Christian Union, Ohio 66; 786-9878, Sunday worship
10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
- Middle Creek United Methodist Church, County Road 24, Grover Hill; Pastor Eileen
Kochensparger, Sunday worship 8:45 a.m.
- Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, County Road 151, Grover Hill; Pastor David Prior, Sunday worship 10:30 a.m.
- Pioneer Christian Ministries, 3606 Slane Rd., Grover Hill; Rev. Chuck Oliver, Sunday
worship 10:30 a.m.

- Roselms Christian Church, Ohio 114; Pastor Gary Church, 594-2445, Sunday worship
10:30 a.m.


- Apostolic Christian Church, 12867 Road 82, Haviland; 399-5220, Worship service
10:30 a.m.
- Country Chapel United Methodist Church, Haviland; 622-5746, Sunday worship
10:15 a.m.
- Latty Zion Baptist Church, Latty; Pastor Levi Collins Jr., 399-2748, Sunday worship
service 11:15 a.m.
- Harvest Field Pentecostal Church of God, 13625 Road 12, Scott; Pastor Terry Martin,
622-2026, Sunday morning worship 10:30 a.m.
- Friends United Methodist Church, Latty; Pastor Ron Johnson. Sunday worship 9 a.m.


- Auglaize Chapel Church of God, rural Oakwood, 3 miles south and 1/2 mile west on
Road 60; Pastor Stan Harmon, 594-2248, Sunday worship 9 a.m.
- Melrose United Methodist Church, Melrose; 594-2076, Pastor Eileen Kochensparger
399-5818; Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.
- Twin Oaks United Methodist Church, corner of Harmon and Second streets, Oakwood; Pastor Brady Feltz. 594-2992. Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m.
- Prairie Chapel Bible Church, 1 mile east and 1/2 mile north of Oakwood, corner of
Roads 104 and 209; Pastor Earl Chapman, 594-2057, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.

or Sister Brenda Richardson, 399-9205 or 796-8718, Sunday worship at 3 p.m.

- New Beginnings Church (Church of God), Cecil; Pastor Roy Burk, 399-5041, Sunday
worship 11 a.m.
- Paulding Church of Christ, East Perry Street, Paulding; Minister Christopher Reno,
399-4761, Sunday worship 10:30 a.m.
- Paulding Church of the Nazarene, 210 Dooley Dr., Paulding, 399-3932, Pastor Jeremy
Thompson, Sunday worship 10:30 a.m.
- Paulding Family Worship Center, 501 W. Perry St., Paulding; 399-3525, Rev. Vincent
Kroterfield, Sunday worship 10:30 a.m.
- Paulding United Methodist Church, 321 N. Williams St., Paulding; 399-3591, Rev.
Roger Emerson, Worship service at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
- Pentecostal Church of God, 601 W. Caroline St., Paulding; Elder George Robinson,
Sunday sworship service at noon.
- Rose Hill Church of God, corner of SR 637 and Charloe Trail, Paulding; 399-3113,
Pastor Ron Hofacker, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.
- St. John Lutheran ChurchELCA, 7611 Road 87, Briceton; Pastor Karen Stetins, 3994962 or 399-2320. Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m.
- St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 601 Flat Rock Drive (P.O. Box 156), Paulding;
Pastor Karen Stetins, 399-2320, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.



- Bethel United Methodist, Forders Bridge, Cecil; Pastor Kevin Doseck, Sunday worship
service 10:30 a.m.
- Bethlehem Temple Pentecostal, 818 W. Jackson St., Paulding; Rev. Burpo, Sunday
worship at noon.
- Branch Christian Fellowship, 109 N. Main Street, Paulding; Pastor Greg Cramer, Sunday worship at 10 a.m.
- Cecil Community Church, 203 S. Main St., Cecil; Pastor Ted Ramey. Sunday worship
service 11 a.m.
- Cecil First Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Cecil; Sunday worship at 8 a.m.
- Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, 315 N. Main, Paulding; 399-2576, Rev. Joseph Poggemeyer, Masses: Saturday at 6 p.m.; Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
- Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1275 Emerald Road, Paulding; 399-5061, Sunday worship
services at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.
- First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1233 Emerald Road, Paulding; 399-4576,
Sunday worship service 10 a.m.
- First Presbyterian Church, 114 W. Caroline St.; 399-2438. Pastor David Meriwether, Traditional worship service Sunday 10:30 a.m.
- Grace Community Church, West Wayne Street (Ohio 111) across from Paulding County
Hospital. Pastor Cameron Michael, Sunday service at 10 a.m.
- House of Love Ministries, 220 N. Williams St.; Pastor Predest (Dwayne) Richardson

- Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, 203 W. Townline, Payne; 399-2576, Rev. Joseph Poggemeyer, Mass at Saturday at 4 p.m.
- Edgerton Wesleyan Church, 1717 Bertha St., Woodburn, (Edgerton) Ind.; Pastor Dave
Dignal, 260-632-4008, Sunday worship 10 a.m.
- Living Water Ministries, For location information, contact Pastor Rich Phelan, 263-2728.
Contemporary worship service Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
- Payne Church of Christ, 220 W. Merrin St., Payne; Pastor Mikeal George, 263-2092;
or 419-574-2150 (cell), Sunday worship 9:30 a.m.
- Payne Church of the Nazarene, 509 E. Orchard St. (Ohio 500) Payne; Pastor Mike
Harper, 263-2422, Sunday worship 10:30 a.m.
- St. Jacob United Church of Christ, southwest corner of Oak and Hyman streets, Payne;
Rev. Jim Langham, 263-2763. Sunday service 10 a.m.
- St. James Lutheran Church NALC, West Townline Street (P.O. Box 42), Payne; 263-2129,
Pastor Fred Meuter, 260-492-2581. Sunday worship 10 a.m.
- St. Paul United Methodist Church, (P.O. Box 154) 312 S. Main St., Payne; Rev. David
Rohrer, 263-2418, Parsonage: 263-2017, Sunday worship at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Editors Note: If your church doesnt have service times listed, please contact the
Paulding County Progress office to notify of Sunday service times.

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4B - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, May 18, 2016


PAULDING MINI Storage: For unit sizes and

prices please call 419399-4068.

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

2 Real Estate Parcels

Farm Equipment, Horse Equipment & Tools

Parcel 1
3 Acres
Pole Barn
Parcel 1 Location: 9484 Rd. 137, Paulding, OH - 3 mi. east of Paulding, OH on Rd. 138
(Charloe Trail) to C-131; then south on C-131 for 1 mi. to C-126; then east on C-126 for
1 mi to Rd T-137; then south on T-137 for mi. - or - 1 mi south of Paulding on Rt. 127 to
C-126 then east 4 mi. - watch for auction signs 2 story farm house with mostly updated
first floor including kitchen & bath with second floor that needs work Nice approx 26
ft. x 36 ft. garage built 2008 and nice 32 ft. x 48 ft. pole barn built 2012 fenced pasture
- circle drive - 3 acre site

Open Inspections For Real Estate

A Gorrell Bros representative will be at both sites
Wed. May 25 from 4 P.M. to 5 P.M.
Sat May 28 from 11 A.M. to 12 Noon

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


Sat., May 21
10:00 A.M.

LOCATION: Gorrell Bros. Auction Facility 1201 N. Williams St., Paulding, OH


CONSTRUCTION COMPANY has a full-time position for general labor.

Must be able to climb
ladders and have own
transportation. Call
Frank at 260-602-8814
FULL TIME 1st shift
cashier position. Apply in
person at Vagabond Village.

PAULDING EXEMPTED Village Schools is

seeking qualified applicants for the position of
EMIS Coordinator/Assistant Treasurer. Details regarding the position are available at
g under Employment.
Qualified applicants
should email a cover letter, resume, and the
contact information of
three references to
Maria Rellinger, Treasurer/CFO at m_rellinger@pauldingschools.
org. All emails must be
received by noon, Friday, May 27, 2016.

FULL-TIME, Part-time
Class A CDL drivers WIND TURBINE Tech needed. Local runs. Call Hands-on training. Field
work included. KVCC of419-771-9644.
fers the nations leading
LOOKING FOR flatbed program for jobs with the
van and dump dirvers. industries top employers.
Class A CDL. Home AWEA approved, BZEE
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Signing bonus, 401K, being accepted for July
paid holidays and vaca- 2016. 269-353-1560 vistion. Apply at 25239 it
Commerce Drive, Defi- Apply Today.
ance, Ohio. 419-7824220.
NOW HIRING - general
laborer. R&L Truss, Inc.,
Grover Hill, OH. 419587-3263




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


We buy homes in any
in any condition.


sale, SW of Paulding.
3.5 Acres with pond. 3
bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,
2 car attached garage.
Remodeled kitchen, dining & living room. 3 car
shed with heated game
room. $176,900
Text 219.508.9860


3 BEDROOM mobile
home for rent in Grover $150 QUEEN pillowtop
Hill. $425 month/$425 mattress set. New in
deposit. 419-438-5850 plastic, can deliver 260493-0805,


Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

Nellie Balyeat Hoghe Estate


2008 HARLEY Davidson Ultra Classic, 9,000

miles, LOADED. 419263-2211

Auction Location: Van Wert City Schools Elementary Building 10992 State Route 118 South, Van Wert Ohio
Note: Enter at Cafeteria Door Watch for Auction Signs
Description: 480 acres of excellent Van Wert County farm land
selling in 9 tracts by the Multiple Parcel Auction Bidding Method.
You may bid on any individual tract or any combination of tracts
at any time. The Pewamo and Blount soil types are among the
most productive in all of Northwest Ohio. There are 401 acres in
Pleasant Township, all situated in a 2 mile radius and located just
west of Van Wert.

terMs: 10% down day of auction on each tract. Balance due by
June 30, 2016. Landlords possession upon closing. Any 1031 Tax
Deferred Exchange must be approved by Auction Company prior to
auction with all expenses paid by the buyer. Multi Parcel Method Bidding.

Nellie Balyeat Hoghe Estate

Charles Koch, Estate Attorney

Van Wert Co. Probate Court Case # 20161037

Antiques - Glassware - Primitives

Farm & Construction & Related Toys
Old Doll Buggies - Dolls - Collectables
Vintage Camera Equipment
Over 50 nice farm, construction and other toys (visit web site for photos) Several Old Local
and Other Advertising Items Lighted bubble clock Lighted Blatz Beer sign Firestone Tire
sign Firkin Stereo-view & views ... Ingraham Mantel ClockOak Secretary / Book Case
Victorian Love Seat & Matching Chairs & other old furniture items Old Champion Outboard
Motor Period Wood & Wicker Doll Buggies Misc Dolls Reverse Glass Painting & Other
Pictures & Frames Old Books & paper items & stereo albums 2 Aladdin Lamps & other
Oil Lamps Zither Childs western set Santa & Mrs. Claus Suits Dinner Bell Blanket
chest Wood rocker & straight chairs Nice Chicago Story & Clark Low Back Pump Organ
Oak Commode / wash stand 3 Drawer Oak Dresser w/ mirror (2) 5 Drawer Oak Dressers
w/ Mirrors Oak Chest 3 Drawer Maple Chest Wash Stand & other nice stands & small
tables Quilts Stacked Book Case Several Crocks Depression, compotes, baskets,
plates, berry sets, and Other Glassware 12 pc place setting Contour High Noon china &
other sets of items Many Figurines, Knic Knacs & related Buffet Childs Wicker Chair
Irons & Iron Skillets Lamps & Lights Copper Tea Kettle & Old kitchen items Bottles &
jars Cross cut saw Display shelves & small display cabinets of varied sizes and types
Oak Treadle Sewing Machine Costume Jewelry Snake Eyes Game & other old games
Vintage camera equipment incl Kodascope Eight-33 projector; Canon AE-1; Keystone Model
K-8 8mm; argus 75; Sears Ted Williams Varizoom 8mm; Partial Listing - many boxes of
glassware, primitives, collectables - visit our web site for photos


Garage Sale
May 27 and 28
from 9 am - 5pm
Rain date:
June 3 and 4

Lots of yarn,
clothes and misc.
911 W. Wayne St.

PolyOne offers a highly competitive wage, benefits package that starts on

your first day of employment including 15 days of Paid Time Off (PTO), and an
employee development / training program with opportunity for advancement.
PolyOne is looking to hire Sheet Extruder Operators, Material Handlers, entry level
Production Machine Operators and Maintenance Technicians.
Must possess average math and reading skills; have the abilities to operate a calculator,
scale, read a tape measure and obtain forklift certification.
Must be eighteen years or older; have valid drivers license and able to pass a preemployment physical, drug screen and background check.
Managers will be conducting interviews during these hours!
Saturday, May 14th
9 a.m. 1 p.m.
Wednesday, May 18th
10 a.m. 6 p.m.

Bob Gamble, cAi, ces

Dale Butler, DD strickler
and Andy schwieterman

APP. AuctioiNeer
robert Gamble, Jr.

122 N. Washington St., Van Wert, OH 419-238-5555

Bring your resume and apply in person at:

Member of ohio & National Auctioneers Associations

925 West Gasser Road
Paulding, Ohio
PolyOne is an EOE/M/F/D/V

Hiring RNs/LPNs
First & second shift part-time LPNs
Third shift, part-time RN

Beautiful must-see 3200 sq. ft. home on 2 city lots plus

vacated alley. Walking distance to school, churches,
downtown & park, spacious 4 BR, 2 bath home has
been updated w/care. Lg. kitchen w/walk-in pantry is
completely new & features plenty of counter space, a bar
area for extra seating & solid wood cabinets to the ceiling.
Quarter-sawn hardwood oak floors run throughout the first
level dining room & 2 large living rooms, one of which
features original fireplace. Downstairs full bath completely
redone. Original details like beveled glass pocket doors,
entryway mosaic tile floor & leaded & stained glass windows make this one-of-a-kind gem. 2 stairways to second
floor w/hardwood floors, 4 BR, laundry room, linen closets & lg. luxurious bathroom. Second floor bath features
double vanity, separate shower & lg. jetted corner Jacuzzi
tub. Bedrooms are lg. & light w/plenty of new windows,
crown molding & solid wood doors. 3rd floor attic boasts
cathedral ceiling & extra square footage for however you
like. Basement was waterproofed by EverDry & has transferable lifetime warranty. New water heater w/warranty
Furnace serviced regularly. Bsmt windows, stairs, exterior
cellar doors & stairs leading from bsmt. to backyard are
new. This gorgeous home has new electric throughout &
completely new plumbing. Outside, you can rest on the
porch swing on the lg. wrap-around front porch, sit by the
fire in the backyard fire pit area surrounded by mature
landscaping, or play in the lg. open yard, garage & lg.
j-shaped drive allow ample access for parking close to 24
for travel.! Call Don Gorrell 419-399-7699

Make a difference serving patients and families in

hospice care. Specialized nursing related to pain and
symptom management, palliative and end-of-life
care. Hospice experience a plus, training provided.
Stop-in, Call or Apply Online:

Van Wert Area Inpatient Hospice Center

Tonya Rutledge, RN
1155 Westwood Dr., Van Wert, OH 45891

Multiple Listing

Clean Household & Furniture

4 Pc Queen Size Bedroom Suite Dolby digital HDTV . Corner Glass Front Curio Cabinet
Double Bed Refrigerator & Upright Freezer Several Sofas Recliner & Straight Chairs
(3) Nice Wood Dining / Kitchen Tables chairs Table & Floor Lamps Riccar Super Stretch
Console Sewing Machine Twin Bed Bedding; Yarn, Sewing & Craft Items . Microwave
Small Electric Kitchen Appliances Sweeper Tableware Decorator Items Comfort furnace infrared heater Infrared fireplace heater Baking Dishes Pots & Pans Xmas Decorations End Tables & Stands Newer Oak Roll Top Desk Office Chair Nordic Track
Many Nice Home Decorator Items & Related VCR tapes including sets --- Xmas decorations
This is a very partial listing 2 auction rings Inspection: From 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
on Wed. May 18 & Thurs., May 19 and from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. on Fri., May 20.and beginning
at 8:30 on the day of auction (guns sell at 11 A.M. and may be viewed Fri., May 20 from
4 P.M. to 5 P.M. & 8:30 day of auction Visit our web site @
- or - auction zip for 200 photos Terms: Cash, Check, VISA, Master Card or Discover Card
Sellers: Mardell & Rheeta Jackson-and-Richard L. Ross Estate; Ricky D. Ross, Ex;
Paulding Co. Probate Crt Case 2015-1086; Joseph Burkard, Attorney-and-Jonas Mack &
Others Gorrell Bros. Auctioneers-Don Gorrell, Ken Manz, Apprentice; Larry Gorrell,
Chris AuFrance, Apprentice; Aaron Timm, Nolan Shisler


PROMOW LAWN CareMulch, Mow/Trim, Weed

& Feed. Servicing the
Beautiful Paulding
County area. Call Allen
for all you lawncare
needs 419-263-8090.

PolyOne Corporation in Paulding, OH

Clean Woodworking Tools

13 Guns - Shop & Hand Tools
Mowers - Tiller - Lawn & Garden

Woods 6180, 18 HP Zero Turn Mower, 48 cut Toro Titan ZX 5000 Zero turn mower, 50
deck Toro Wheel Horse 520 Hydro Lawn Tractor w/ deck PECO Power Twin lawn vac
Sears snow blower adapted for Wheel Horse Allis-Chalmers 5 HP Rear Tine Tiller Large 2
Wheel Trailer 12 v Pull Lawn sprayer Lawn spreader Clover seeder Garden Hose and
Lawn Tools Delta B.O.S.S. Oscillating Spindle Sander ... Rockwell 32 Radial Drill Press
Delta 6 Deluxe Jointer, Model 37-190 ... Craftsman 12 2 spd Band Saw 1 1/8 HP Delta
4 Belt & Disc Sander Craftsman 10 Table Saw Craftsman 16 Scroll Saw... Stihl Chain
Saw Greenworks 1700 PSI power washer Bench Grinder Bar clamps Sears Portable
Craft Center Finishing Sander 1 HP Router Multiples of Power Saws, Drills, Accessories ... Reciprocation Saw Dremel Multi Pro Tool Wrench & Socket Sets Screw Drivers,
Tin Snips, Hammers, Etc., Etc., Etc. --- Kennedy roll away tool chest & other tool boxes 3 T
floor jack Several log chains Leaf blower Many, many more nice shop & woodworking
tools Al extension ladder Lumber ... Gas grill Lawn & Patio Items and Furniture Small
tent Camping Chairs & Outdoor items Canteen Misc Fishing tackl;e & misc bicycles
13 GUNS: Winchester Model 94 ; 30 30 Winchester Model 61 pump rifle, 22 cal.
Springfield Arms 1929 Model 20 ga shotgun Regent 45 cal, Model R2005 pistol . Ruger
9mm, Model P85 pistol Citadel 22LR Model M1-22 . Tristar Ducks Unlimited 12 ga .
New England Firearms Pardner 28 ga . Ruger 22/45 pistol 22 LR Thompson Center Contender w/ 35 Rem, 44 Rem & 223 barrels . Zestava CZ 99 pistol 40 S&W Sears BB gun

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



- 6/2/163 hour Train
ride through Cuyahoga
Valley (Near Cleveland),
Lunch & Bus included-$99; 6/28-30Niagara
Falls & Erie CanalLots
of extras--$439; July 69River Boat Cruise on
Mississippi RiverQuad
City Area. Lots of surprisesA yearly tour!-$719; Call for detailed fliers Lots of day and
multiday tours! Evelyns
Excursions 419-737 2055 Also on Face
Book Ivah Lothame r

has immediate full-time opportunities available for various

Production and Maintenance positions!


Re a l t y & A u c t i o n C o. , L t d .


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



The remaining 79 acres are located in Tully Township and adjoins
the village of Convoy. Prime farm land is rarely for sale in Pleasant
Township especially in this large of quantity. Go to our website to
view FSA maps and other important and related information. Or call
419-238-555 for additional information.

go! Moving Sale - Hurry
for best selection at AUTOMOTIVE BODY
Rupp Furniture Co. Bry- Work: Small garage, low
an location! 419-636- o v e r h e a d w h e r e t h e
boss does all the work.
Antwerp area. 419-5060998

Sunday, May 22nd, 1-3pm

To see nice color pictures & interior shots of properties offered

by Gorrell Bros. go to:

#1742 763 N. Williams St.,

Paulding... 2 story, 3BDRM, 2 bath
home, lg. living room open to dining
room. Eat-in style kitchen w/newer
cabinets plus counter tops. New Price
$73,500... Call Joe Den Herder

#1757... Many updates in this 3 bed, 1.5

bath home! New flooring, interior paint,
shingles & 3 season room, C/A, concrete
drive. 25x20 shed w/overhead door,
concrete floor & electric! 1 1/2 miles
W of Paulding on SR 111. $99,900

Reduced! 726 3 Rd 72, Payne. 4 bed,

3 bath home, master suite, move-in
ready & beautiful. Pole barn, garage,
shed, many more updates. $169,900
Call Aaron 419-769-5808

620 N. Water St., Paulding

Charming 3 bedroom 2 bath
family home. Only $57,000.
Phil Fleming #345
419 W. Ervin Rd.,
Van Wert

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 5B

Acute cAre nursing director

Van Wert County Hospital is in

search of a fulltime, salaried,
benefits eligible, Acute Care
Nursing Director. The Director
is accountable for the clinical
day-to-day activity of the unit
and will ensure delivery of a
quality service line for patients.
The Director is accountable for
providing the latest evidence
based practices and standards
and will be involved with client
satisfaction and employee and
provider engagement. The
chosen candidate must be
willing to become a member
of a high performance team
whose vision is quality
improvement, evidence based
practice, patient safety, and
being fiscally responsible.
Bachelors of Science in
Nursing (BSN) required or must
be actively pursuing. CPR
required. Clinical management
experience in a hospital
nursing department required.
Human Resources
Van Wert County Hospital
1250 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891
Fax: 419-238-9390


Visit the hospitals website

and apply online: EOE


EnvironmEntal sErvicEs
workEr & PatiEnt and
community rElations
Part-time Environmental Services
Worker positions (benefits eligible) are
available. The environmental services
worker is responsible for general
cleaning of both patient and non-patient
areas, hard floor care (buffing/stripping
floors), and carpet/upholstery care of
all areas of the Hospital/Health Center.
Additional responsibilities include the
disposal of waste: general, biohazard,
and hazardous as well as cleaning walls,
lights, and vents. May be required to
float to laundry. High school graduate
or the equivalent, or five years of work
experience is required.
Patient and Community Relations
Coordinator provides support for the
Director. High school graduate or the
equivalent is required. College degree
preferred. Specialized Administrative
Assistant training with at least three
months experience in Administrative
Assistance is preferred.
verbal and written communication
skills are necessary to be successful
in this position. Must be proficient
with computers and various office
software packages including Microsoft
Word and Excel.Qualified candidates
are encouraged to submit a resume/
application to:



Certified Medical Assistant positions
(benefits eligible) are available
with VWMS. Hours are typically
8am-5pm, Monday through Friday.
Some evenings required. Some
Saturdays may be required.
Qualified candidates must be a
Certified Medical Assistant or must
obtain within 12 months from date of
hire. Detailed knowledge of medical
terminology and pharmaceuticals,
and the ability to to communicate
medical information to clients is
necessary. Other skills such as
phone operation, scheduling, filing
and use of office equipment are
necessary. Work experience in
patient care, preferably in a medical
group setting is preferred. Qualified
candidates are encouraged to submit
a resume/application to:

Van Wert County Hospital

Human Resources

Fax: 419-238-9390
Van Wert County Hospital
1250 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891
Visit the Hospitals website and apply
online at:

Human Resources
Van Wert County Hospital
1250 S. Washington St.,
Van Wert, OH 45891
Fax: 419-238-9390
Visit the hospitals website
and apply online: EOE


Crop Insurance Specialist

Job #5221
Farm Credit Mid America is seeking a Crop Insurance Specialist
serving Archbold and Delphos, Ohio. The Crop Insurance Specialist
(CIS) is responsible for selling and servicing all types of crop insurance
coverage. This person will build strong relationships with industry
contacts; with FCS teams in the service territory and with the end
customer. The CIS will use knowledge of insurance and agriculture
to provide contacts with value added information and customized
solutions for their individual needs.

Two year technical degree in Industrial Maintenance.

( Equivalent - Ivy Tech Certificate Program for Electrical / Mechanical / Automation )


needed to load/unload tires and make deliveries

as needed Mon-Fri 6:30am-4pm.
Candidates must have valid drivers license, clean driving
record, ability to lift up to 75lbs. and be 21 years of age.
Also available:

The CIS is responsible for compliance with all applicable insurance

laws, regulations and all insurance company policies; and will be
responsible for obtaining information needed for the insurance
company to underwrite policies according to all appropriate laws and
regulations. The CIS will work in the interest of providing the best
possible crop insurance coverage that benefi ts both the customer
and the Association. Strong sales skills and production agricultural
background desired.

Transfer Shift Sun-Thurs 12pm-930pm


This is the entry level for the Crop Insurance Specialist position.
Bachelors degree in Agriculture, Business or related field. Relevant and
equivalent job experience may be considered in place of a Bachelors
degree. Work-related or education-related ag or agribusiness
experience is desired and in some markets may be required.

Night Shift Sun-Thurs 5pm-1am

Contact Cassie at 419-695-1061 ext. 1158
Apply online at

To be considered an applicant, you must:

Meet minimum qualifications for the position
Submit your resume by 05/18/2016 to: Careers, Job Opportunities,
indicating the specific position for which you are applying

K&M Tire, 965 Spencerville Rd.

Delphos, OH 45833

Check out our Benefits!

Once on our Web site, click on Careers, Employee Benefits,
then click on Employee Benefits Presentation

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer, M/F/D/V.

The Paulding Soil a Water Conservation

District is currently accepting applications
for a Part-Time (30 hr./wk.)

Are you caring,

compassionate and

love working with the elderly?

If so, you may be a perfect fit for our team at
The Gardens of Paulding.
We currently have Full Time & Part Time openings for:

RNs and LPNs:

$1,000 sign-on bonus


$500 sign-on bonus

Interested candidates should contact:

Build your career with an award winning,
positive and goal oriented company made up
of enthusiastic and motivated employees. We
want to add YOU to our team environment.
Our construction marketer works directly
generating leads, prospecting from in-field
marketing, referrals and networking. Full
time position with full benefits package.
$500 week base pay plus opportunity for
bonuses. $30-50k.

Molly Schwab, Human Resources

phone: 419-399-4940 x208 or email:
or stop in at 199 Co Rd. 103, Paulding

The Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District is seeking a full-time

to perform the technical duties and assist with
administrative duties. The District Technician/
Administrative Assistant directly reports to
the District Program Administrator.
Applicants to have an Associate Degree in
one or more of the following: Conservation/
Environmental/Agricultural Engineering/
Natural Resource Management field or
have a minimum of 2 years of experience in
those fields. Experience with CADD, GIS,
mapping, Excel, Peach Tree, and Microsoft
software desired. Employment is contingent
upon passing all pre-employment screenings. Must have a valid drivers license and
be insurable. Salary will be based on experience. Complete applications and submit resumes (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) at 503 Fairground
Road, Paulding, Ohio. Resume and application deadline is May 27, 2016.
Paulding SWCD is an Equal opportunity Employer.


We are the nations leading Foundation
Repair/Waterproofing Company! We are
expanding into YOUR HOMETOWN areas
and looking for career minded candidates.
Developing and training a team prospecting
and networking our award winning
product and service. Organization and
multi-tasking will be vital. Salary based on
experience. Full time position with full time
benefits package.
Part time positions offering flexible
scheduling with a great supplement to
your income. Our current employees
earn $17 - $20 per hour and up. Looking
for experienced individuals to represent
our firm. Not a physical work or selling
position. Just share your knowledge with our
customers. Earn $300-$500 dollars per week
part time. Full in-house and on-site paid
training provided. or call for

details Tiffany (419)841-6055

16879 CR R 15, Pioneer, OH 43554

Auburn, IN - 1 Dump driver needed (local)
Jonesville, MI - 2 Van drivers (local/ regional)
Pioneer, OH - 3 Flatbed/ Van Drivers (local/
Van Wert, OH 2 Van Drivers (local/ regional)
Ft Wayne, IN- 2 Van drivers needed (local/ regional)
Meyers Bros Trucking is looking for Full Time & Part Time
Flatbed & Van Class A Drivers due to increased current
customer demand as well as New Lanes. All our OTR &
Regional Drivers are home 1-2 nights per week and every
weekend. We have multiple Round Trip, Dedicated and
Milk Run lanes.
You tell us what you want to do
we offer multiple lanes to fit your schedule.
Home Nightly
Weekend Only
Round Trip
We also offer a competitive pay package.
Average Driver earns $45,000 to $65,000 per year D.O.E.
Paid all miles, detention, dock bump and hourly
Safety Bonus up to .03/ mile
Paid Vacation (after 6 months)
Paid Holidays (after 90 days)
We are a family owned company that offers extreme flexibility in an autonomous, positive atmosphere. Come work
for someone that knows you by name and not your truck
Please stop in and see us between 8am 5pm or call
Chuck, Deb or Kasey at 419-737-2500.

Educational Specialist

. Experience with Education, Agriculture, Natural Resources, or Related Fields preferred. . Goal
Oriented . Excellent Planning, Time Management, and Organizational skills . Must be able to
work both independently and as a Team Player .
Excellent Communication skills with both Children and Adults . Working knowledge of Word,
Excel, and PowerPoint . Experience in Surveying, Ag Engineering, AutoCAD, mapping a plus
but not required . Higher Education a plus, but
not required . Have Valid Driver's License and
must be Insurable . Must be able to pass a Drug
Screen and Criminal Background Check
. Continue to build an Educational Program to
reach out to our Community about Conserving
Natural Resources . Create, Promote, and Present Conservation Methods and Programs to a
variety of audiences . Organize, Conduct and
Host Student Events and Contests . Organize,
Promote, and Conduct Classroom Programs
and Adult Workshops . Assist in Management,
Utilization, and Maintenance of the Black
Swamp Nature Center Building and 50 acres of
natural areas . Assist the District in other Programs as needed
Application Details:
Complete applications and submit resumes (8
a.m. - 4 p.m.) at 503 Fairground Rd. Paulding,
Ohio. Please include a short essay (250 words
or less) with the topic being "Conserving Our
Natural Resources". Deadline for Applications:
May 27, 2016
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Paulding County Progress - Salute To Graduates - 1

Paulding County

Graduates of 2016

Alexander Matthew Arellano

Lucus James Arend

Tori Bradford

Born: December 19, 1997

Parents: Matthew and Santina Arellano
Grandparents: Gracie and the late Juan Arellano
Virgil and Judith Marinelli

Born: August 15, 1997

Parents: Scott and Michele Arend
Grandparents: the late James and Carol Kelly
Michael and Pamela Arend

Born: June 7, 1997

Parents: John and Karen Burnett
Grandparents: Russell and Pauline Parrish

Stacy Jean Flint

Sydney Renee Hofmann

Luke A. Jackson

Born: November 18, 1997

Parents: Spencer and Julie Beckman, Randy Flint
Grandparents: Ray and the late Wilma Hartwig, Jerry &
Paulette Beckman, the late Bernard and Jane Flint

Born: April 20, 1998

Parents: Kelly and Rachel Hofmann
Grandparents: Robert and Margaret Evans,
Brenda Hofmann, Michael and Lisa Hofmann

Born: May 26, 1998

Parents: Phillip and Stacy Jackson
Grandparents: Billie Jean Jackson and the late
William Jay Jackson, Herb and Sandy Zeller



Victoria Johanns





Blair Ludwig


Brooke Ludwig


Born: November 2, 1997

Parents: Doug Johanns, Michelle Becker
Grandparents: Bruce and Clare Becker
the late James and Sandy Johanns

Born: May 1, 1998

Parents: Eric and Sandy Ludwig
Grandparents: Dianne Cooper, Ted and Evelyn King,
Ken and Kathy Ludwig

Born: May 1, 1998

Parents: Eric and Sandy Ludwig
Grandparents: Dianne Cooper, Ted and Evelyn King,
Ken and Kathy Ludwig

Darren Glenn Manz

Victoria Meadows

Bailey Nicole Meyer

Born: September 2, 1997

Parents: Roger and Lisa Manz
Grandparents: Richard and Diana Larimore
the late Eli and Evelyn Manz

Born: October 6, 1997

Parents: Larry and Bernice Meadows
Grandparents: Bud and Genella Smith
Bryant and Ella Meadows

Born: May 1, 1998

Parents: Tonya Meyer, Marcus Blanton
Grandparents: Marjorie Howell and
the late Clayton Howell and Deborah Lewis






from Paulding, Wayne Trace and Antwerp!

419-399-3777 - 113 North Main Street - Paulding -

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Luke Miller

Bridgett Elizabeth Ann Moore

Megan E. Reineck

Parents: Craig and Kayla Miller

Grandparents: Doroty Slade and the late
George Slade, Dennis and Janet Miller

Born: February 28, 1998

Parents: Doug Tressler, Shanda Carpenter
Grandparents: Rosemary Moore, Robert (Bob) Moore
Jane and Russel Tressler, Jerri & Rodger Carpenter

Born: November 15, 1997

Parents: Matt and Linda Reineck
Grandparents: Frank and Teresa Reineck
Mary Ellen McDougall and the late Floyd McDougall

Emilee Elizabeth Ringler

Taylor Renee Schooley

Justin Speice

Born: February 15, 1998

Parents: Becky Ringler and Jon Ringler
Grandparents: Ed and Beth Ringler
Randy and Jeanette Brooks, Wally Owens

Born: May 21, 1998

Parents: Bruce and Sabrina Schooley
Grandparents: Leah Ann Hart, Lonnie and
Donna Schooley, Richard and Kelli Taylor

Born: October 27, 1997

Parents: Kenny and Angie Speice
Grandparents: Ray and Nancy Speice
John and Rose Ann Hall

Noah J. Stoller

Shayna Temple

Carrie Thrasher










Born: October 23, 1997

Parents: Byron Stoller, Kay Rager
Grandparents: Betty Stoller and the late Dallas Stoller
the late John and Leona Molitor

Born: June 5, 1998

Parents: Lawrence and Brenda Temple
Grandparents: Lawrence and Judy Temple
the late Donald and Lois Jackson

Born: September 16, 1997

Parents: Ed and Amy Thrasher
Grandparents: Valerie and Steve Wood
Kelly Castle, Eddie and Deb Thrasher

Austin R. Van Atta

Alec Vest

Mesa (Pracht) Williams

Born: February 17, 1997

Parents: Kristy Brown, Ronald Van Atta Jr.
Grandparents: Kathleen F. Brown
Ron and Mary Van Atta

Born: November 3, 1997

Parents: Brian and Kristy Vest
Grandparents: Bob and Vicki Burley, Dave Manse II
Dexter and Tonya Vest

Born: May 29, 1994

Parents: David and Kelly Pracht
Grandparents: Louis and Carol Pracht, Bob and Sandra
Krick, Dale and the late Sheila Wojciechowski

Wyatt T. Wolfle

Brock Worden

Dylan Worden

Born: March 16, 1998

Parents: Bill and Brenda Wolfle
Grandparents: Peg Wolfle, the late Bill Wolfle
Barb Peck, the late John Peck

Born: November 8, 1995

Parents: Scoot and Lisa Worden
Grandparents: Ed and Carol Straley







Born: November 10, 1992

Parents: Scott and Lisa Worden
Grandparents: Ed and Carol Straley

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Paulding County Progress - Salute To Graduates - 3

A Note of

The staff of the Paulding

County Progress would like

to acknowledge the assistance
and cooperation of the high
schools guidance counselors in gathering photos and
information about graduates
for this special section. They
are: Diana Rogge of Antwerp
High School, Michael Leach
of Paulding High School, and
Sarah Franz of Wayne Trace.
WAYNE TRACE SCHOLASTIC BOWL Senior members include, from left Taryn Homier, Jayson Nowak and Brianna Sinn.

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Darian Andrews Alexander Arellano

Randell Collins

Lucas Arend

Destiny Dangler-Reed Audrey Durham

Kelsey Beck

Logan Boroff

Victoria Bradford Zachary Buchman

Corbin Edwards

Damon Egnor

Angelicia Escalera

Kynsie Etzler

Sierra Bullard

Kasandra Cogswell

Jennifer Coil

Megan Fife

Leigha Flores

Nathan Gee Jr.

Noah Gerschutz

Brendan Good

Jowaine Grimes

Kelsey Hale

Luke Hanenkratt

Allison Harpel

Michaela Harris

Stephanie Hawkins Henry Hohenberger

Taylor Jackman

Luke Jackson

Lauren Johanns

Victoria Johanns

Kacie Karlstadt

Gregory King

Daniel Krick

Michelle Krim

Samuel Ladd

Sabrinah Leaman

Brendon Lothamer

Bailey Meyer

Branson Minck

Bridgett Moore

Darren Manz

Taylor Manz

Matthew Martinez

Savannah Mason

David McMichael

Victoria Meadows Samantha Meggison







Curtis Mowery

Krista Mullins Mayah Goings-Nance Haley Porter

Megan Reineck

Alexander Ringler

Emilee Ringler

Johnathon Rose

Samuel Roughton

Devin Sanchez

Kristen Schilt

Brenna Schmidt

Taylor Schooley

Kage Seals

Logan Seals

Keirstyn Shisler

Jordan Shull

Hayle Simonin

Jarrett Sitton

Gage Schooley

Sky Schooley







Michelle Spears

Nicholas Warnimont McKenzie Webb

Alexander Speiser Andrew Stafford

Cullen Wenzlick

Drayson Wenzlick

Jacob Stoller

Katherine Stork

Charles Thomas

Katlyn Wesley

Wyatt Wolfle

Michelle Young




Congratulations Graduates!



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Class of 2016!
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Congrats 2016 Grads!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Paulding County Progress - Salute To Graduates - 5


Paulding High Schools

top graduates of 2016

128th Annual
Class of 2016
2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 26
PHS Gymnasium
Number Graduating: 87
Class Motto: Chase your dreams,
but always know the road that will
lead you home again. Tim McGraw
Class Colors: Tiffany Blue and Maroon
Class Flower: Rose
Class Song: Time of Your Life
by Greenday
Speakers: Allison Harpel, valedictorian
and Megan Reineck, salutatorian
Awards Day: May 10
Baccalaureate: May 11
Class Officers: President Emilee Ringler,
vice president Kristi Schilt, secretary
Student Council: Taylor Manz
and Jarrett Sitton
Superintendent: William Hanak
Principal: Todd Harmon
Senior Class Advisers: Sam Hatcher

G P A :
Tow n:
Pa r e nt s:
Gregory Harpel and Rachael Thomas
Academic Awards:
Valedictorian, Highest
Honors, National Merit
Academic Activities/Groups: Science
Olympiad, Engineering Team, Quiz Bowl,
National Honor Society, Science Fair
Other Group/Club Activities: I am a drum
major for Pauldings marching band and play
alto and soprano saxophone in concert band,
jazz band, pep band and for solo and ensemble.
Sports Activities: Varsity cross country 2 years
Favorite class or teacher and why: My
favorite class was AP Chemistry, taught be
Ms. Williams. Not only did the class explain
the behavior of all matter on a molecular level,
it taught me to be more interested in my surroundings, for even the most simple objects
and processes can be exciting when you discover how they function on a molecular level.
Employment: I currently am employed at
Volunteer Work: In addition to the volunteer work I have done with NHS, I also volunteer with a tutoring program for fifth-graders
at Paulding Elementary.
College & Major: This fall, I will be attending Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology to
study chemical engineering and biochemistry.
Career Plans: The development of accessible, environmentally friendly technologies
or the research and development of pharmaceuticals.
How my high school prepared me for the
future: Paulding High School prepared me by
allowing me to develop my interests and teaching
me to stay curious, which is vital for innovation.

GPA: 4.116
Town: Paulding
Parents: Matt and Linda Reineck
Academic Awards: Salutatorian, Highest
Honors, Freshman Student of the Month
Ac t i v i t i e s /
Groups: National Honor
Society, Science Olympiad
O t h e r
Ac t i v i t i e s:
Band (marching, pep and
concert), concert choir
Ac t i v i t i e s:
Volleyball - 1
year; JV soccer - 2 years; varsity soccer - 1
Sports Awards: Soccer - Defensive Player
of the Year
Favorite class or teacher and why: AP
Chemistry was my favorite class. Ms. Williams is my favorite teacher.
Other Activities: 4-H, camp counselor,
Solid Rock Youth Group
Employment: Bashore, Reineck, Stoller &
Waterman Accounting; summer employment
at Alex Products
Volunteer Work: Volunteering periodically through 4-H
College & Major: The University of Findlay for pharmacy
Career Plans: I plan to become a hospital
pharmacist and work directly with patients. I
would like to move back to the Paulding area
to work. This is because I want to get the opportunity to help the people in the community
who have helped me so much.
How my high school prepared me for the
future: High school has helped me academically and socially prepare for my future. It has
helped give me friendships and knowledge
that will hopefully last a lifetime.


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Congratulations Class of 2016



1251 N. Williams, Paulding 419-399-3136

the Class of 2016

PAULDING HIGH SCHOOL Honor Graduates (3.5 or higher GPA) front row from left Drayson Wenzlick, Allison Harpel, Haley
Porter, Matthew Martinez, Darian Andrews, Kynsie Etzler, Kacie Karlstadt, Lauren Johanns; second row Megan Reineck, Jaycie Varner, Taylor Manz, Taylor Schooley, Kelsey Beck, Emilee Ringler, Victoria Bradford, Jordan Shull, Bridgett Moore; back row Nathan
Gee, Damon Egnor, Jarrett Sitton, Zachary Buchman, Branson Minck, Lucas Arend, Johnathon Rose, Kasandra Cogswell, Cullen
Wenzlick. Not pictured: Kirsta Mullins.



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Congra of 2016


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~Megan Reineck
~Samantha Meggison
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Sidney Barnhouse

Mikayla Boesch

Avery Braaten

Erik Buchan

Joshua Buerkle

Emily Derck

Serena Drake

Tyler Edgar

Brooke Gerig

Chase Gerken

Elizabeth Hawley Taylor Kochenour Breanna LaFountain Audrie Longardner Joshua Longardner

Nichole Mills

Aqiyl Moore

Drake Neace

Aaron ODonnell

Stacey Partin










Dakota Sensabaugh

Keegan Skiver

Kennedy McMichael Anne Miesle

Kiana Recker

Taylor Rettig

Iann Roebel

Juan Sanchez

McKenzie Steele

Jarrison Steiner

Jacob Sukup

Destinee Schlegel

Justice Clark

Bryan Clevinger

Sierra Cline

Jeffrey Coleman

Domino Daugherty

Kirsten Price

Blaire Rebber

Paige Rebber

Kayle Slattery

Brittany Smith


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Sales & Service

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Casey Thomas

Haley Timbrook

Austin Van Atta

Antwerp Pit Stop

US 24 West

Best Wishes 2016 Graduates!


Austin Wendt

Samuel Williamson



Jenna Wilson

110 S. Main, Antwerp


Best Wishes
Class of 2016!

Congratulations from

Shawn, Michelle, Shawn & Matthew at

Dooley Funeral Home


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1251 N. Williams, Paulding 419-399-3136

the Class of 2016


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1101 N. Williams St., Paulding

Congratulations Class of 2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Paulding County Progress - Salute To Graduates - 7


132nd Annual
Class of 2016
2 p.m. Sunday, May 22
Main Gym
Number Graduating: 49
Class Motto: Dont tell me the skys
the limit when there are footprints
on the moon. Paul Brandt
Class Flower: Blue-tipped Rose
Class Colors: Royal Blue and White
Class Song: Livin On a Prayer
by Bon Jovi
Speakers: Emily Derck, Jarrison
Steiner and Jenna Wilson
Awards Day: May 11
Class Officers:President Annie Miesle,
vice president Brittany Smith,
secretary Blaire Rebber
Student Council: Mikayla Boesch,
Emily Derck and Kirsten Price
Superintendent: Dr. Martin Miller
Principal: Michael Bute
Senior Class Adviser: Lisa

Three lead Antwerp High

School Class of 2016

Two Antwerp seniors will share valedictorian honors this year:

GPA: 4.0
Town: Antwerp
Parents: Tim &
Lisa Derck
A c a d e m i c
Awards: Valedictorian; four Academic
Excellence awards
Outstanding Student
Award in English I,
Spanish II & III and
Algebra II
Academic Activities/Groups: National Honor Society
Other Group/Club Activities: Student
Council, band, school musical Little Women
Sports Activities: Volleyball - 4 years; softball - 4 years
Sports Awards: 3 varsity letters, District
Honorable Mention and the Pursuit Award in
volleyball; 4 varsity letters, Coachs Award and
Most Valuable Offensive Player in softball
Favorite class or teacher and why: Anatomy
has been my favorite class because of the different dissections we have done. However, I value
every class, teacher and coach very much because
they have all helped me get to where I am today.
Other Activities: 4-H, club volleyball,
United Way Student Board
Volunteer Work: Volunteered at VanCrest
my junior and senior years of high school.
College & Major: The Ohio State University to major in animal sciences
Career Plans: I plan to pursue a career that
involves animals because I want to make my
passion for animals my profession.
How my high school prepared me for the
future: I have been taught to work hard and do
the best I can in everything I do which will help
me and my work ethic in my career.
GPA: 4.0
Town: Antwerp
Parents: Bryce & Angel Steiner
Academic Awards: Valedictorian
Academic Activities/Groups: National
Honor Society
Other Group/Club Activities: Student
Technology Services (STS)
Other Activities: Photography
Employment: West Bend Printing & Pub-

lishing Inc.
Vo l u nt e e r
Work: Church media and sound at
Riverside Christian
College & Major: Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne,
computer science
How my high
school prepared
me for the future:
They gave me a diploma.

GPA: 3.986
Town: Paulding
Parents: Tony &
Kathy Wilson
Academic A, Presidential Academic
Award, Youth Nations at UT winner,
2nd place ONU junior math competition
Academic Activities/Groups: National
Honor Society, Quiz Bowl
Other Group/Club Activities: Marching,
concert, jazz and pep bands; stage crew
Sports Activities: Varsity golf - 4 years
Sports Awards: Most Improved Golfer,
Rotary Award (golf), 4-year letter winner,
Second Team GMC, girls golf GMC winner
Favorite class or teacher and why: Band.
I enjoy my other classes but music allows me
a sense of peace that none of the other classes
Other Activities: Y Disciple, Antwerp
Community Band
Volunteer Work: BuckeyeSamoyed Rescue, VanCrest volunteer
College & Major: Trine University, mechanical engineering
Career Plans: Mechanical engineering,
because machines fascinate me.
How my high school prepared me for
the future: It helped me develop my analytical skills, which I will need in my career.



Hanne Hacki Oellers

from Germany attended
classes at Antwerp High
School this past school
year. She was hosted by
Eric and Denise Reeb
and Dwyane and Carole


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Class of 2016!

ANTWERP SENIOR CLASS TRIP Participating in this years senior class trip from Antwerp Local Schools were, front from left Sierra Cline, Breanna LaFountain, Justice Clark, Avery Braaten, Beth Hawley, Sidney Barnhouse, Kiana Recker, Haley Timbrook; second
row Destinee Schlegel, McKenzie Steele, lann Roebel, Kirsten Price, Emily Derek, Annie Miesle, Audrie Longardner, Brittany Smith,
Jenna Wilson, Brooke Gerig, Blaire Rebber, Paige Rebber; back row Drake Neace, Chase Gerken, Austin Van Atta, Joshua Longardner,
Jeffery Coleman, Erik Buchan and Sam Williamson.

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On May 10, Antwerp Local School held its annual College T-shirt Day. Many of the seniors wore a shirt of the college or university
they will attending next year. Staff and faculty members joined in by wearing clothing from their alma mater.




P.O. Box 1 Busby Building, 120 South Main, Antwerp


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Best Wishes Graduates!





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Mikayla Anderson

Connor Arend

Brenna Baker

Jake Baksa

Kyle Bickford

Domynyque Bielser Alexandrea Boroff

Justice Canfield

Colten Christo

Trent Church

George Clemens

Kenzie Clemens

Emilee Colgan

Arlyn Cooper

Sydney Critten

Christopher Davis

Corey Davis

Nicholas Durre

Austin Fast

Kelsey Fleagle

Stacy Flint

Dalton Franklin

Payton Granger

Quinton Harper

Andrew Hicks

Sydney Hofmann

Taryn Homier

Petra Jones

Kade Kinnaley

Austin Kuhn













Jeremy Landwehr

Thomas Lantow

Blair Ludwig

Brooke Ludwig

Liam Marihugh

Chase Marroquin

Astraea Martinez

Courtney Mead

Luke Miller

Quintin Miller

Erin Mohr

Jordan Morris

Levi Noggle

Bailey Norling

Michael Now

Jayson Nowak

Jessica Offerle

Ashley Rooks

Nathanael Roop

Victoria Ryan

Amanda Schwartz

Cole Shepherd

Brianna Sinn

Clint Sinn

Estie Sinn

Lucas Sinn

Zachary Sinn

Justin Speice

Noah Stoller

Shayna Temple

Carrie Thrasher Edwin Van Den Hengel

Alec Vest

Hollie Wannemacher Scott Wenninger Austin Winebrenner

Gabriel Wobler

Carley Wright

Olivia Young


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Good Luck To All Area Graduates!


Repair & Service

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Best Wishes to the Class of 2016!

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Another step
on the path
to success!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Paulding County Progress - Salute To Graduates - 9

Wayne Trace H.S.

names top students


Two Wayne Trace seniors will share
valedictorian honors this year:
GPA: 4.0
T o w n :
Gary & Paulette Sinn
Ac adem ic
Awards: Valedictorian, First
Activit ies/Groups:
National Honor Society, Scholastic Bowl, Student Council
Other Group/Club Activities: Choir,
spring musical
Sports Activities: Basketball - 3 years;
track - 3 years
Sports Awards: Varsity letter in basketball, varsity letter in track
Favorite class or teacher and why: Nutrition. It interests me on how food effects our
Other Activities: Church youth group
Employment: Part-time at GKS Farms
Volunteer Work: Food packaging, food
banks, 5K community charity events
College & Major: Bluffton University, nutrition and dietetics
Career Plans: Registered dietician. I want
to help others understand how their diet effects their health.
How my high school prepared me for the
future: It taught me social skills and a good
work ethic.

45th Annual
Class of 2016
2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 29
Number Graduating: 69
Class Motto: Do not go where the path
may lead; go instead where there is no
path and leave the trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Class Colors: Red and Blue
Class Flower: Gladiolus
Speakers: Brianna Sinn, Scott
Wenninger, Estie Sinn
Awards Day: May 12
Class Officers: President Scott
Wenninger, vice president Shayna
Temple, secretary Cole Shepherd
Student Council:Stacy Flint, Sydney
Hofmann, Jessica Offerle, Victoria
Ryan, Erin Mohr, Jason Nowak,
Luke Miller, Brianna Sinn
Superintendent: Stephen Arnold
Principal: Phil Nofziger
Senior Class Adviser: Sarah Franz

GPA: 4.0
Town: Haviland
Academic Awards: Valedictorian, First
Honors, departmental awards - Geometry,
Chemistry, Algebra II, Physics, Advanced
Academic Activities/Groups: National

Honor Society, Robotics, Student Council

Other Group/Club Activities: Band,
choir, spring musical
Sports Activities: Football - 4
years; track - 4
class or teacher and why: My
favorite class is
calculus, and my
favorite teacher
is Mr. Baumle,
the calculus teacher. I have always enjoyed
math and Mr. Baumle teaches in a way that
make it easier to understand.
Other Activities: Church youth group,
honors band, All-State Honors Band
Volunteer Work: I have done a lot of
volunteer work through the NHS, as well as
through my church youth group. This has included events such as the Glow In the Dark
5K and volunteering in the community doing house repairs and renovation trough my
College & Major: I plan to attend The
Ohio State University to major in biomedical
Career Plans: I would like to get a job as
a biomedical engineer researching new prosthetics and artificial organs. I think that is is
going to become a big field, as it has grown
greatly in the past few years. Hopefully, someday there will be ways to cure many more injuries through advanced protheses.
How my high school prepared me for
the future: In high school, I learned the importance of getting things done on time and
working with others, among other things.
These two things will be very useful in college and in the real world after I finish my education. They will help me to get along with
coworkers and employers, as well as doing the
best job that I can, wherever I may be.



Natalie Schwarze from

Germany attended classes
at Wayne Trace High School
this past school year. She
was hosted by Perry and
Annette Sinn.

WAYNE TRACE SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS Include, front row from left Student Council
president Estie Sinn, Student Council members Stacy Flint, Sydney Hofmann, Erin Mohr, Jessica
Offerle and Victoria Ryan; back row Student Council members Jayson Nowak, class secretary
Cole Shepherd, Student Council member Brianna Sinn, class president Scott Wenninger, class
vice president Shayna Temple, and Student Council member Luke Miller.

Floyd A. Ramsier ~ Attorney At Law

P.O. Box 1 Busby Building, 120 South Main, Antwerp


Grover Hill 419-587-3828


Indiana Office: 3505 Lake Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN 46805


Best Wishes Graduates!



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(419) 399-2456

Were not just bankers,

Were Neighbors
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John R. Manz, Agent

John R. Manz, Insurance

Life and Health Agent


1101 N. Williams St., Paulding

Congratulations Class of 2016


American Family Mutual Insurance Co. and its Subsidiaries

Home Office - Madison, WI 53783

Class of 2016!
114 E. Jackson St.
Paulding, OH 45879



1251 N. Williams, Paulding 419-399-3136

the Class of 2016

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with Natural Gas
Phone Mon.-Fri.

1009 N. Williams Street

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419-399-2712 -

Start life after

graduation with life
insurance for your grad.

WAYNE TRACE NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Senior members include, front row from left Brianna Sinn, Victoria Ryan;
second row Hollie Wannemacher, Sydney Hofmann; third row
Christopher Davis, Shayna Temple, Sydney Critten, Taryn Homier; fourth row Nathanael Roop, Stacy Flint, Erin Mohr, Estie
Sinn; back row Corey Davis, Scott Wenninger, Cole Shepherd.

Congrats 2016 Grads!


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Providing tax, accounting, payroll and
advisory services to enable success
Paulding Van Wert

10 - Paulding County Progress - Salute To Graduates Wednesday, May 18, 2016

ANTWERP HIGH SCHOOL HONOR STUDENTS Tops in the AHS Class of 2016 include, front
from left Joshua Longardner, Kiana Recker, Emily Derek, Beth Hawley, Jenna Wilson; back row
Damon Egnor and Alex Arellano are the recipients of the 2016 Zachary Arend Memorial Scholar- Jarrison Steiner, Audrie Longardner, Annie Miesle, Paige Rebber and Aaron ODonnell.
ship awarded at Paulding High School.


area seniors n!
on your gra

Take the future and

make it your own.

Sydney Hofmann, Sydney Critten; back row Estie Sinn, Cole Shepherd, Scott Wenninger, Erin Mohr.



You can earn an associate degree, start on the path toward a

bachelors degree or find a certificate program that will provide
you the education you need for the job youve always wanted.



to the 2016 Graduates of Paulding County

101 E. Perry Street, Paulding

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