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Meeting topic to be Maumee water trail

DEFIANCE – The Upper Maumee Watershed Partner- ship invites the public to join them for their next meeting at 6 p.m. today, May 11 at Kingsbury Park in Defiance. The group will gather to share information on the proposed water trail on the Maumee River. Stephanie Singer, Defi- ance Soil & Water Conser- vation District, will be there to communicate the benefits of water trails and answer questions about the Maumee River project. The Hicksville Rotary Club will sponsor the meal of grilled hotdogs and ham- burgers. All are welcome to attend to learn about this ex- citing project in our area and the leadership opportunities in the Upper Maumee group. For more information, vis- it the group’s website at up-

Grover Hill H.S. reunion planned

GROVER HILL – Grover Hill High School Alumni banquet will be held May 28 at the Wayne Trace Grover Hill Elementary School. All Grover Hill High School alumni are invited. Doors open at 5 p.m. and a buffet catered by Grant’s of Ant- werp will be served at 6 p.m. Price for buffet will be $15 per person. Reservations are required by May 18. Contact Connie Baldwin at 260-749- 0501 for reservations.

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Deatrick of Cecil for sub- scribing to the Progress ! Mudder’s Day holiday at fairgrounds Tawnya

Mudder’s Day holiday at fairgrounds

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Last weekend was dubbed “Mudder’s Day Weekend” at the Paulding County Fair- grounds where Advanced Chassis hosted a three-day Horsepower Holiday. Motors roared and mud flew as seven national Mud Racers Asso- ciation records were broken; three “stuck.” Organizers were pleased with the participation and attendance at the first-time event. Mudders came from as far as Texas, Minnesota, New York and Canada to take their run through Paulding County clay. An estimated 1,000-2,000 observers came through the gates. “It beat all our expec- tations,” said Dan Bowers. “It was practically standing room only on Friday night for the burn-out competition and truck pulls.” He added things went “scary smooth” with no incidents or accidents. He ex- pressed his appreciation to the county commissioners and the fair board for their role in mak- ing the event happen. “We’ve had nothing but positive feedback,” he said, promising another edition next year.

2 arrested for rash of gas station robberies

PAULDING – In con- junction with investigators from the Defiance Police Department and Defiance County Sheriff’s Office, Paulding County deputies have concluded two open gas station robbery investi- gations in the county. According to a press release issued Friday by Sheriff Jason Landers, in- vestigators from the three agencies were following tips received regarding the Charloe Store gas station robbery and the American Food Mart robbery in De- fiance, which both occurred on Saturday, April 30. While following leads, information developed re- garding the Cecil Maramart gas station robbery, which occurred on Dec. 11, 2015. Investigators from the sheriffs’ offices subse- quently conducted an in- terview with Russell Lee Hutchinson, age 36, Defi- ance. During the interview, Hutchinson allegedly con- fessed to his involvement in the Cecil Maramart rob- bery. Hutchinson was arrest- ed and incarcerated on one count of aggravated rob- bery, a felony of the first degree. During an interview by Defiance Police Depart- ment investigators, Rodney A. Heath, age 45, from ru- ral Defiance, allegedly con-

A. Heath, age 45, from ru- ral Defiance, allegedly con - RODNEY HEATH fessed to his


fessed to his involvement in the Cecil Maramart rob- bery, as well as the Charloe Store Gas Station robbery. Heath was arrested by the Defiance Police Department for the American Food Mart robbery in their city and held on one count of aggra- vated robbery, a first degree felony. A press release from the Defiance Police Department indicates that police and Paulding County Sheriff’s deputies obtained a search warrant for an apartment at 19315 State Route 111, Defiance, which is located near Five Span Bridge in Paulding County. A firearm believed used in the Ameri- can Food Mart robbery was recovered during the search. The case against Heath


and Hutchinson regarding the Cecil Maramart and Charloe Store gas station robberies will be presented to a Paulding County grand jury scheduled for Thurs- day, May 12. If anyone has information regarding this investigation or any other crime, please contact the sheriff’s office at 419-399-3791. You can also leave information via Facebook by searching Facebook/Paulding County Sheriff’s Office or view the website at www.paulding- and leave an email for the sheriff. Anonymous tips may be left via the website by scrolling to the bottom of any page and clicking on “send us an anonymous tip.”

Auditor’s records subject of special audit by state

PAULDING – State audi- tors have started a special audit at the request of the Paulding County commissioners. Ques- tionable activities discovered in the Paulding County Audi- tor’s office are the focus of the exam. According to Ben Marrison, director of communications with Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office, there is no esti- mated completion date for the audit. When approached about the subject by telephone Monday afternoon, Paulding County Auditor Claudia Fickel said, “Because this is an open in-

vestigation, per the Auditor of State, I am not able to com- ment at this time.” According to the state audi- tor’s website, “A special audit is a limited-scope examination of financial records and other information designed to inves- tigate allegations of fraud, theft or misappropriation of funds – or to quantify the extent of such losses.” The Paulding County com- missioners passed a resolution to enter a letter of arrangement with Yost’s office for the audit on Wednesday, April 27. No other information has been made available.

Martin takes plea agreement; Gillespie files waiver of time

By DENISE GEBERS Progress Staff Writer PAULDING – Two men charged with the responsi- bility of the deaths of others were in Paulding County Common Pleas Court last Thursday, May 5 for pretrial conferences. Andrew J. Martin, 26, of Payne, made a change of plea to an amended indictment

while Bradley R. Gillespie, 42, of Defiance, had a waiver of time filed and a new court date set. Martin, who was accused of involuntary manslaughter (F1), two counts corrupting another with drugs (F2) and illegal manufacture of drugs (F3); entered guilty pleas to

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Officials reopen Fairground Drive

PAULDING – Fairground Drive in Paulding was re- opened for travel last Wednes- day, May 4. The Paulding County com- missioners received confir- mation that morning from a structural engineer that the 400-foot county-owned com- munications tower, located at the west end of the fairground parking lot, is not currently at risk for failure, according to a press release issued by Sheriff Jason Landers. The road was closed as a safety precaution Thursday, April 28 following a meeting with county commissioners, the sheriff, county prosecutor,


EMA director and Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative Inc. The reported overloads in the engineering study produced for Paulding Putnam Electric are for iced condition (40-MPH wind with 1-inch radial ice). For the no ice condition (90- MPH wind with no ice), the tower and foundations all have significant reserve capacity. The reported overloads are due to the fact that the new- er ANSI/TIA-222-G standard includes more stringent ice requirements for this location, compared to the 222-F standard which was used for the original tower design.

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one count corrupting another

(F2) and possession of drugs


He will be sentenced at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, June


Gillespie, who is in jail on two charges of murder, both unclassified felonies with fire- arms specifications, would typically have to have his case completed in 90 days. The waiver is effective until Sept.

30, meaning his case will be completed by then. A second pretrial confer- ence was set for his case at 3 p.m. on Monday, June 20. Martin’s charges stem from incidents surrounding the Aug. 15 death of Cary L. Par- sons at his home in Payne. Gillespie is accused of the double homicide of Hannah Fischer and Frank Tracy Jr. in February.

homicide of Hannah Fischer and Frank Tracy Jr. in February. The three Bidlack sisters have either

The three Bidlack sisters have either celebrated 50 years of marriage or soon will be celebrating. Each with their own formula for making their marriage work, the three are blessed with a wonderful relationship with their husbands. From left are Rita and Clete Farris, Bonnie and John Pier, and Judy and Ken Bowers.

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By JOE SHOUSE Progress Staff Writer In today’s society, cele- brating a 50th wedding anni- versary seems to be a major accomplishment. Hanging in there for half a century seems rare. So when you hear about not one, not two, but three sis- ters celebrating their 50th – all within a nine-month period – well, that’s a love story worth telling. The Bidlack sisters – Bon- nie, Rita and Judy – who all sounded much the same when I spoke to them, have some of the same interests, hobbies, and even use some of the same

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terms and phrases when speak- ing. But, more interesting than the way they formed a sentence or spoke about a hobby, was the way they expressed their love for the man in their life. The middle sister, Rita, is married to Clete Farris. The couple celebrated their 50th last Oct. 16. “Before marriage and still living at home we did a lot of work on the farm. When the three of us got married, all within nine months, my dad lost all three of us,” Rita said with a laugh. Clete, a man of few words, said when asked about the three getting married during a nine month span, “It was quite a busy year for their folks.” Clete and his family moved to Paulding from West Virgin- ia when Rita was a freshman at Grover Hill. Shortly after saying “I do” on Oct. 16, 1954, Clete was draft- ed and Rita moved back home where she continued to help on the farm. Actually, Rita’s older

sister Bonnie also moved back home when her husband was also drafted. Clete and Rita have a son, Brian, who was 11 months old when Clete saw him for the first time. Today, Brian and his wife Laura have three boys, Jarrod, Tyler and Hunter, and live in Wren. Today, Clete is retired from Gen Dynamics and was a sub- stitute school bus driver for 29 years. Rita worked at the Grover Hill Bank for 24 years. Living near Grover Hill, Clete continues to enjoy and appre- ciate his West Virginia roots by visiting their two-bedroom cottage back in West Virginia. The couple enjoys taking mo- torcycle trips together and Rita volunteers at the Grover Hill food pantry. When it comes to the secret of 50 years of marriage Rita said, “We do everything to- gether. We feel lost when we are apart. We are Christian peo- ple who attend church and we trust the Lord.” The three sisters all worked outside the home and admit

they couldn’t wait to retire. They enjoy taking trips togeth- er two or three times a year. Most recently, on April 2, Judy (Bidlack) Bowers, the youngest of the three sisters, and her husband Ken celebrat- ed their golden wedding anni- versary. With 50 years of marriage to their credit, Judy admits there have been the normal ups-and- downs. With a bit of a grin, Judy recalls that when they got married at a young age there were those who whispered, “They will never make it.” But she affirms jokingly, “We still like each other most of the time.” Fifty years later, Ken and Judy are blessed with two chil- dren daughter, Kenji, and son, Dan, and two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Judy spent many years work- ing a variety of jobs including working at a bank and lawyer’s office and driving a school bus for 26 years. Almost since the day they

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Obituaries Updated weekdays at JOHN MARY Mary sadly suffered a broken WALLEY ZACHRICH
Obituaries Updated weekdays at
Mary sadly suffered a broken
John Ersel Walley, age 96,
son of Ersel O. Walley and Nell
Davis Walley passed away Jan.
31, 2016.
DEFIANCE – Mary Cather-
ine Welsh Zachrich, age 91, of
Defiance, passed into the arms
of her Lord and Savior Jesus
B o
Christ on Tuesday, May 3 in the
loving presence of her family
at the Defiance Area Inpatient
Hospice Center.
M a
a t t e n d e d
L a m b e r t
School outside of Paulding. He
graduated in 1937 from North
Side High School, Fort Wayne,
where he served as a junior
and then as a senior class of-
ficer, National Honor Society,
as well as team manager for
the football and basketball
teams. In 1941, he graduated
from Purdue University as a
member of the Student Senate,
Alpha Zeta National Honorary
Society and Phi Delta Theta.
Upon graduation from Purdue,
he joined his family businesses,
Walley Agricultural Service,
Maumee Valley Corporation
and Maumee Valley Farms
Inc., with which he continued
his affiliation until his death.
John was preceded in death
by his wives, Catherine McKay
Walley in 1979 and Marion
McKay Rastetter Walley in 2009;
and also by his son John David
Walley in 1977. He also was
preceded in death by his brother,
James Edgar Walley; and his sis-
ter, Rebecca Ann Roberts.
His military service included
serving in the Pacific on the USS
Beckham APA 133 as a Lt. (jg),
being honorably discharged in
June 1946. John kept detailed
written and photographic re-
cords of his Navy experience.
He was an active volunteer in
Fort Wayne beginning as an
Eagle Scout and extending into
adulthood with the American
Red Cross, Metropolitan YMCA
Board, Parkview Memorial Hos-
pital Board of Trustees, Parkview
Foundation (board and presi-
dent), Laura Smock Founda-
tion Trustee, Johnny Appleseed
National Memorial Foundation
(president and secretary), Dave
Hefner Fund, session member
and treasurer of The First Pres-
byterian Church, and the Down-
town Fort Wayne Rotary Club
(past president) where he was
club historian for 20 years. He
was a member of the Fort Wayne
Country Club. He spent 40 years
seasonally living on the island of
St. Croix, serving on the BOD of
The Reef Associates, contribut-
ing to various island foundations,
as well as tending his hibiscus
and bougainvillea.
John is survived by his
daughter, Ann Fourtner
(Charles) of Getzville, N.Y.;
five grandchildren, Taunya
Abaya of East Amherst, N.Y.,
Alex Walley of Needham,
Mass., Tyge Fourtner of Des
Peres, Mo., Tracy Fourtner
of Williamsville, N.Y. and
Melissa Lewis of Martha’s
Vineyard, Mass.; as well as 10
LeRoy and
Wilma (Sie-
b e n a l e r )
Welsh, graduated from Mont-
pelier High School, Montpelier,
in 1943, and married to Richard
Paul Zachrich, Sept. 21, 1945 in
Arlington, Va.
After serving in the Unit-
ed States Navy during World
War II, Mary lived in Defiance
off and on since 1946. Mary
was a homemaker, devoted
wife, mother, grandmother,
great-grandmother, United
States Navy veteran, and colon
cancer survivor.
Mary had seven children,
Richard Lee, Thomas Alan (de-
ceased), Mary Jane Clark, Har-
ry Joseph (Sandra Kay), Nancy
Jean (Kenneth) Brotsche, David
Paul (Joyce Ann), and Arthur
Paul (Valerie Jean). Grandma Z
loved all of her grandchildren,
Danielle Kay (Jack) Greear,
Derek Reynolds (deceased),
Talitha Reynolds Brotsche (de-
ceased), Stephanie (Jon) Durant,
Ryan (Renee) Zachrich, Briana
(Zeb) Koble, Kristine Zachrich,
Josch Zachrich, Sarah Joy Zach-
rich, Austin Zachrich and Jarrod
Clark and Jim, Brian, Craig,
Stacey and Robert Schmidt; and
great-grandchildren Hayley and
Brock Nartker, Mikayla Smith,
Taylor, Charlotte and Daphne
Zachrich, Jiah and Aylah Har-
vest, Zane Koble, Walter, Ce-
lia and Silas Durant; and many
grandchildren, great-grandchil-
dren and great-great-grandchil-
dren by marriage into the family.
hip on the first day of a tour trav-
eling to Poland to visit the home-
land of Pope John Paul II and
spent the next two weeks pester-
ing the Polish-speaking staff of
the Warsaw Hospital while the
rest of her tour group completed
their tour through Poland and
Vatican City before returning
home. She eventually did get to
see the Pope on her visit to Den-
She frequently booked her
own trips, many times unbe-
knownst to her family, travel-
ing via Amtrak and Greyhound,
and by whatever other means
necessary to get on to her next
adventure. After Mary’s acci-
dent in 1966, she never drove
an automobile again, traveling
everywhere by tricycle, motor-
ized scooter, or the kindness of a
friend. She had memorable visits
with friends and family in Den-
ver, California, Atlanta, Dallas,
New Orleans and Florida.
Mary loved living in Florida
for 15 years, time mostly spent
with son Tom, volunteering at
Bay Pines Veterans Hospital,
serving in all aspects of care,
including as a chaplain and serv-
ing communion. She would fre-
quently be seen on her tricycle
or motorized scooter crossing
multiple lanes of traffic to get to
her volunteer position at the hos-
Mary was a life member of
the Defiance Chapter 1246 of the
Women of the Moose, and a life
member of VFW Defiance Post
She was preceded in death by
parents, LeRoy and Wilma (Sie-
benaler) Welsh, husband, Rich-
ard Paul; siblings, Paul Welsh,
William Welsh and Madonna
Welsh Brenner; friend Joe Bar-
nacz;, son Thomas Alan; son-
in-law Michael E. Reynolds;
granddaughter Talitha Reynolds
Brotsche; and grandson Derek
In 1966, Richard and Mary
had a serious automobile acci-
dent. She suffered nearly fatal
injuries at the age of 40, chang-
ing the lives of their family com-
pletely. She was of strong faith
in God and a strong willed indi-
vidual. She survived the initial
days and several reconstruction
surgeries over the next year and
half of her hospitalization. Her
husband died in August 1966.
After leaving the hospital, she
paid off the mortgage on their
Stever Road farm and new home
they built together. Her father
LeRoy and family cared and
One of the highlights of Mary
Catherine’s later years was her
trip to Washington, D.C., ar-
ranged by the VFW and the
Laurels of Defiance through the
Honor Flight Network.
Perhaps Mary Catherine’s
strongest belief was her un-
wavering faith in the power
of her Lord and Savior Jesus
Christ. She was a living testi-
mony to the power of His ev-
erlasting love.
The family wishes to extend
their gratitude to the Laurels of
Defiance for their warm-heart-
ed care in her final years and
to the staffs of the ProMedica
Defiance Regional Hospital
and Defiance Area Inpatient
Hospice Center for their com-
passionate and loving support
in her final days.
Funeral services were Sat-
urday, May 7 at St. Mary’s
Roman Catholic Church. Law-
son-Roessner Funeral Home,
Defiance, was in charge of ar-
In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations may be made to the
Defiance VFW or the Defiance
Area Inpatient Hospice Center.
Condolences may shared with
the family at www.lawsonroess-
A memorial service will be
held at 10:30 a.m. on May 14
helped her improve her walk and
make adjustments throughout
the First Presbyterian Church
the next couple years until his
Fort Wayne.
Visitation will be held at
9:30 a.m. in McKay Hall prior
death in 1969. Her goal was al-
ways to bring all of her children
back together and live in the
to the service.
home she and Richard had built
In lieu of flowers, please
for their family.
consider donations to The St.
Croix Foundation, 1023 Mar-
ket Street, Christiansted VI,
Obituaries are
posted daily
The Paulding County
Progress posts obituaries
daily as we receive them.
Check our Web site at www. and
click on “For the Record.”
Following LeRoy’s passing
and a recuperative stay in Lei-
sure Oaks Nursing Home, Mary
moved in with her son Dick on
Latty Street, and quickly began
to build her new life of experi-
ences and adventures. She vol-
unteered at the Defiance Senior
Center when it was across from
St. Mary’s Church, where she
was a devoted and faithful mem-
ber. No one was ever a stranger
to Mary, never meeting anyone
with whom she wouldn’t strike
up a conversation.
HOMEWOOD, Ill. – Karen
J. O’Nail, nee Zielke, age 73,
of Homewood, Ill., died Sat-
urday, May 7.
Beloved wife of Danny L.
O’Nail. Loving mother of
Danny L. (Michelle) O’Nail
Jr., Shannon (Gene) Halt and
Erin (Rick) Zapata. Cher-
ished grandmother of Kellie,
Dillon, Mason and Zachary.
Born June 10, 1942, the dear
daughter of Virginia and the
late Albert Zielke. Fond sister
of the late Richard (Bobbie)
Zielke, David (Shirley) Zielke
and the late Nancy (late Jack)
Wallace. Dear aunt and friend
to many.
Resting at the Tews-Ryan
Funeral Home in Homewood
today, May 11, from 2 p.m.
until the time of service at 7
In lieu of flowers, memori-
als are to Multiple Symptom
Atrophy organization.
Condolences may be left at

Amish noodle making, morel mushrooms and fresh fish

We are having a lot of rainy days this past week. The gar- den hasn’t dried up enough

for us to get in it, so we still haven’t been able to plant more vegetables. I am real- ly eager to get more garden planted and by next week it will be time to put out tomato and green pepper plants, etc.

I like to wait until the middle

of May to put these plants in

the garden in case it gets too cold—frost can hurt the tender leaves and plants. Joe and the children are all hoping for the rain to quit for tonight. They have plans to go

fishing with the boat on a near- by lake. Son-in-law Timothy

is planning to bring his boat

so some can ride with him. I will stay home and enjoy the peace and quiet. Daughter Elizabeth might stay here with

me and we’ll enjoy visiting. I want to make supper early be- fore they go. Fish and french fries will be on the menu. Friday evening my husband Joe, son Joseph, and Timothy took the boat out on the lake. They came back with over fifty fish; mostly bluegills. When I prepare the fish I dip them in a batter and deep fry them. Some like to eat them

as a sandwich with bread and

mayonnaise. This week we also had fresh

mushrooms and I also dip and

fry those. At the local consign- ment auction on Saturday they sold some mushrooms that a local Amish lady found. It was to help benefit nephew Eman- ul and Mary Kay with their hospital bills. Joe bid for the mushrooms as he loves fresh morel mushrooms (that grow

in wooded areas but are hard

to find) and he also was able

to do a good deed this way.

Needless to say, the mush- rooms did not last long. At the auction we bought

a three-year-old horse. So far

we are really happy with him. He has one thing he doesn’t like and that is water puddles along the road. He doesn’t do more than shy away from the water, but for three years old, I think he is doing really well. We had the whole family choosing names and settled on Rex. Rex is very well behaved and friendly with the other horses out in the pasture. Yesterday, sisters Verena and Susan, daughters Elizabeth, Verena and Loretta, and I assist- ed sister Emma with her work preparing for church at her house. We washed laundry and made six batches of noodles with around 12-1/2 dozen eggs (that’s 150 eggs!). Emma needs the noodles for Sunday lunch. We will have Rule Church

and it usually lasts until 2 p.m.

A lunch will be served and a

few dozen people will go to

eat at one time so the services continue on. On the menu will be chicken noodle soup.

I took my noodle maker (to

cut the noodles) along and we also used Emma’s. It made the project go faster. Emma now has five six- and eight-foot ta- bles of noodles drying. After they are dried for a week, they can be stored in air tight con- tainers. I am sure it will take

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at spotting them. They were a big hit at the evening meal. quite a few pounds

quite a few pounds on Sunday. Tomorrow is Ascension Day and the Amish in our community honor this day with fasting and praying until lunch time. Jacob and Emma and family, sisters Verena and Susan, Timothy and Elizabeth, and the girl’s friends will all come for lunch.

Joe plans to grill venison

steaks on the charcoal grill. He

likes to use the charcoal grill and leaves the gas grill for me. He says the flavor of the meat

is better and I think so too, but

I go for what is easier. I will

prepare the rest of the meal in the house. Everyone is bring- ing a dish so it will be simple. Happy Mother’s Day to all you readers who are mothers! A mother thinks about her

children day and night. Even when they are not with her. We love them in a way they will never understand until they become a mother. I will share the recipe for M&M chocolate chip bars daughter Verena made. If you

need a lot of bars these will be good to make and very easy. God bless! M&M CHOCOLATE CHIP BARS

1 cup butter, softened 1-1/2 cups sugar 1-1/2 cups brown sugar


teaspoons vanilla


teaspoon water




teaspoons soda


teaspoons salt

5 cups flour

1 cup chocolate chips

1 cup M&M’s Cream together butter and sugars. Add vanilla, water, and

eggs. Beat well. Stir together

flour, soda and salt. Add to batter and mix well. Stir in chips and M&M’s. (Variation:

just use all chocolate chips.) Put on 1 or 2 large cookie sheets (with edges) and bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes.

sheets (with edges) and bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes. The congregation of Mount

The congregation of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in An- twerp contributed $500 to the Honor Flight fundraising project currently under way. Here, the Rev. Derek Evans presents the check to Erika Willitzer of Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative.

In loving memory of Bill Russell

Sept. 6, 1933 - May 8, 2002

Remembering you is easy, I do it everyday. But missing you is heartache, that never goes away. I hold you tightly within my heart, and there you will remain. Until the joyous day arrives, that we will meet again. Your loving family.

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Agencies partner for ‘5 Minutes’ teen messages

Dear Editor, 5 Minutes for Life is a new educational campaign to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, the demand for illegal drug use among high school students and other young adults. The campaign, which began in fall 2013, is a partnership including the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio High School Athletic Association, Ohio National Guard and Ohio Department of Public Safety. The program centers on Ohio State Troopers, Ohio National Guard members and local law enforcement talking for five minutes with studentathletes

from high school sports teams before or after a practice about responsible decision making, leadership and encouraging those in their peer group to live a drugfree lifestyle. These presentations may also include testimonials from those directly impacted by drug addiction. Following the before- or after-high school practice presentations by troopers, guard members and local law enforcement, role model athletes are encour- aged to spread the message within their school creatively using the 5 Minutes for Life key points. High school stu- dents will be encouraged to use social media to promote these key concepts and post/ send related video messages to campaign Facebook and Twitter sites operated by the Ohio State Highway Patrol. 5 Minutes for Life rep- resents a tangible way in which Ohio high school students and athletes can contribute to a safer Ohio. It’s only five minutes for the rest of their life. The statewide partnership involves all 60 patrol posts, National Guard units, and local law enforcement located throughout Ohio, and more than 800 OHSAA member high schools. Whether its golf, tennis, cross country, field hockey, soccer, volley- ball or football, 5 Minutes for Life is intended to remind and encourage studentathletes, cheerleaders, band members, and students to lead by ex- ample and encourage peers to live a responsible, drugfree lifestyle.

Across Ohio, student ath- letes, coaches, cheerleaders, band members and other peo- ple who realize their example can make a difference are pledging their support of 5 Minutes for Life. Additional information on the 5 Minutes for Life can be found at fiveminutesforlife or www.

Lt. Tim Grigsby, Commander Ohio State Highway Patrol Van Wert Post SGT Robert Orta, National Guard Career Counselor, Toledo Daniel B. Ross, Ph.D. Commissioner, Ohio High School Athletic Association

Property transfers
Property transfers

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

Brown Township Dane A. and Linda S. Chisman to Jeffrey L. and Brenda D. Har-

rison; Lot 6, Cooper River View Subdivi-sion, 0.164 acre and Lot 107, Cooper Third Riverview, 0.359 acre. Warranty deed. Crane Township Tim Rho LLC to Ney Oil Company; Sec. 12, 4.652 acres. War- ranty deed. Donald Harp to Kyle J. Hughes; Sec. 19, Lot 3, Noneman Roll- ing Acres, 0.275 acre. Warranty deed. Jackson Township Alma M. Thornell to Larry H. and Cathy A. Thornell; Sec. 36,

0.229 acre. Warranty deed.

Larry H. Thornell to Larry H. and Cathy A. Thornell; Sec. 36,

1.916 acres. Quit claim.

Paulding Township Thomas J. Grant, trustee to Isaac N. and Denise C. Lee; Sec. 33, Lots 2 and 14-16, 0.56 acre. Fiduciary deed. Washington Township Rose E. Deckard, dec. to Donald W. Deckard; Sec. 9, 0.89 acre. Affidavit. Broughton Village Irene B. Doster, dec. to Edgar M. Doster Sr.; Lots 4-7 and 64, 0.924 acre. Affidavit. Grover Hill Village Barbara A. Bush, trustee to Cathy and Martin Paul Newman; Sec. 23, Lot 42, Original Plat, 0.2 acre. War-ranty deed. Oakwood Village

James Allen Spears by Sheriff to Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., trustee; Lot 9, Outlots, 0.304 acre. Sheriff’s deed. Paulding Village Joel M. Edwards, dec. to Brenda L. Edwards; Lots 39-40, Dix Second Addition, 0.295 acre. Affidavit. Elsie Cain, dec. to Nonnie B. Perry; Lot 14, Dix Second Addi- tion, 0.2 acre. Fiduciary deed. Payne Village Timothy P. and Cynthia Yenser to Ney Oil Company; Lot 4, Original Plat, 0.107 acre. Warranty deed.

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May 8 79 41 0.07” May 9 70 41 -0- Kahle & Verhoff Construction from Putnam

Kahle & Verhoff Construction from Putnam County has donated $1,000 to Paulding Putnam Electric employees’ Honor Flight project. From left are Greg Berger, Matt Sherman, Jake Shirley and Brent Kahle. The cost to send 86 veterans on the flight is around $70,000 and so far PPEC has raised around $65,000. PPEC also is raffling off a 2016 Chevy Silverado. For more details on this fundraiser, visit

County Court
County Court

Civil Docket:

Midland Funding LLC, San Diego vs. Wayne Noffsinger, Oakwood. Other action, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum of $1,915.91. Van Wert County Hospital, Van Wert vs. Tristan Branch, Haviland. Other ac- tion, satisfied. IOM Health System LP, Cincinnati vs. Catherine R. Jewell, Haviland. Other action, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum of $4,878.67. Red Angel Pizza Ltd. by Ethel Jewell, Paulding and James J. Allen, Payne vs. James Estle, Defiance. Other action, dis- missed. Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance vs. Michael McNabb, Antwerp. Other action, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum of $4,138.75. John J. Wobler, Payne vs. William Lands, Payne and Sara Lands, Payne. Evictions, dismissed. Criminal Docket:

Anthony D. Barham, Oakwood, pos- session marijuana; $75 fine, $188 costs, pay all by Dec. 16 or turned in for collec- tion (POC), 6-month license suspension to run concurrent with another case. Elizabeth J. Smallwood, Paulding, obstructing official business; $250 fine, $140 costs, 7 days jail and 83 suspended; pay for jail stay, maintain general good behavior. Elizabeth J. Smallwood, Paulding, theft; $250 fine, $215 costs, 14 days jail and 166 suspended, pay $75 restitution; pay for jail stay, no unlawful contact with victim. Clarence J. Hoskins Jr., Oakwood, ag- gravated menacing; waived preliminary hearing, case bound over to Common Pleas Court. Chad R. Price, Paulding, disorderly conduct; dismissed with prejudice per State, costs waived. Herbert L. Lovell Sr., Paulding, as- sault; $250 fine with $125 suspended, $87 costs, 3 days jail and 177 suspended; probation ordered with probation fees waived, evaluation at Westwood and complete counseling, abide by 10 p.m.-6 a.m. curfew, no contact with victims. Clarence J. Hoskins Jr., Oakwood, burglary; waived preliminary hear- ing, case bound over to Common Pleas Court, $214 costs. Joseph T. Hilt, Defiance, aggravated menacing; $285.50 costs, 10 days jail concurrent with another case and 170 days suspended; no contact with victim or his family, submit to alcohol evalua- tion at Recovery Services, sign release and complete counseling. Traffic Docket:

Jordan A. Rawlins, Kokomo, Ind., seat belt; $30 fine, $55 costs. Charlotte Mary Danner, West Palm Beach, Fla., OVI/under influence; $375 fine, $95 costs, 3 days jail, 6-month li- cense suspension; may attend DIP in lieu of jail, ALS vacated, fines and costs taken from bond, community control ordered, 20 hours community service, complete Third Millennium course, se- cure valid license, 87 days jail reserved. Charlotte Mary Danner, West Palm Beach, Fla., left of center; $50 fine taken from bond. Justin D. Wilson, Paulding, seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs. Robin A. Stockberger, Payne, stop

sign; $53 fine, $77 costs. Thomas D. Balser, Paulding, seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs. Christen M. Ramsey, Paulding, seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs. Matthew Allen Berg, Lima, driving under FRA suspension; $250 fine, $236 costs, Dec. 16 POC, 1 day jail; secure valid license, warrant and warrant block rescinded, 29 days jail reserved. Devvon M. Hale, Latty, driving under FRA suspension; $300 fine, $95 costs, pay $50 weekly, June 24 POC; proof of financial responsibility not provided. Mark A. Maroney, Fort Wayne, driv- ing under suspension; $100 fine sus- pended, $87 costs; proof of financial responsibility provided. Lawrence Christian, Fort Worth, Tex- as, 80/65 speed; $43 fine, $85 costs. Lori M. Faulkner, Indianapolis, 85/65 speed; $43 fine, $85 costs. Joseph E. Schulman, Colorado Springs, Colo., failure to yield to emer- gency vehicle; $68 fine, $95 costs. Chay Jackson, Antwerp, failure to control; $68 fine, $80 costs. Morris N. Cooper, Detroit, seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs. Freezal T. Fuller Jr., Fort Lewis, Wash., 85/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs. Daniel W. Frederick, Defiance, failure to reinstate; $100 fine suspended; defen- dant’s physical license sent to BMV. Daniel W. Frederick, Defiance, dis- play plates; $23 fine, $87 costs. Daniel W. Frederick, Haviland, seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs. R. Andrew Rickard, Grover Hill, 77/55 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs. Ronald L. Kline, Cecil, seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs. Nathan R. Bowers, Edgerton, Ohio, seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs. Britny N. Miller, Paulding, seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs. Steven A. Leopold, Ottawa, seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs. Jacob S. Sukup, Paulding, 71/55 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs. Steve S. Black, Defiance, seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs. David A. Sabo, Delaware, 67/55 speed; $33 fine, $82 costs. Joseph H. Pollock, Indianapolis, 76/65 speed; $33 fine, $85 costs. Linda M. Bradtmueller, Payne, 70/55 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs. Mallory K. Atkins, Defiance, 67/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs. Micheale M. Brown, Defiance, 66/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs. Thomas J. Phillips, Paulding, seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs. Timmy D. Miller, Paulding, seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs. Allison K. Clark, Indianapolis, 81/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs. M. Herstad, Au Train, Mich.; $33 fine, $80 costs. Breysha Blue, Tempe, Ariz., 84/65 speed; $43 fine, $85 costs. Mime K. Gilbert, Van Wert, 68/55 speed; $33 fine, $85 costs. Mark D. Pocica, Woodland, Ill., seat belt; $30 fine, $55 costs. Michelle R. Clark, Columbus, 68/55 speed; $33 fine, $85 costs. Zuhah A. Taher, Dearborn, Mich., 90/65 speed; $43 fine, $111.49 costs, pay all within 30 days, points waived. Hamzeh A. Farhat, Dearborn, Mich.,

87/65 speed; $26 fine, $97 costs. Bailey Dean Perdue, Lafayette, Ind., 87/65 speed; $43 fine, $85 costs. Alan G. Kanka, Saint Clair Shores, Mich., 79/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs. Wilma A. Solsman, Convoy, 73/55 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs. Eric M. Fitch, Defiance, 71/55 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs. Jamie A. Merriman, Oakwood, seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs. Brianna Jo Boger, Antwerp, 74/55 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs. Mackenzie N. Sell, Hicksville, seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs. Michael Tobin, Hicksville, stop sign; $53 fine, $77 costs. Dustin M. Davis, Oakwood, seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs. Jordan M. Keeling, Danville, Ill., 82/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs. Michael B. McMonigal, Continental, seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs. Douglas M. Preston, Grover Hill, seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs. Nathan A. Dobbelaere, Oakwood, seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs. Zaine A. Cotterman, Scott, 73/55 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs. Jason J. Machunas, Cloverdale, seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs. William O. White, Detroit, seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs. Salman H. Salih, Fort Wayne, 81/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs. Myra J. Evans, Defiance, 65/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs. Jessie O. Landrum, Paulding, seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs. Harold E. Hundley, Payne, seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs. Amber A. Franklin, Payne, seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs. Terry L. Hasch, Paulding, 66/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs. Thomas C. McMichael, Oakwood, 80/55 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs. Loyd Burton Keener Jr., Oakwood, 70/55 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs. Mladen Grbic, Tacoma, Wash., traffic sign violation; $53 fine, $80 costs. Alberto Juan Guerra, Miami, Fla., traffic sign violation; $53 fine, $77 costs. Taylor J. Randall, Fort Wayne, 81/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs. Kent R. Manson Jr., Paulding, seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs. Rachel R. Razo, Cecil, seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs. Mark D. Haselby, Royal Center, Ind., seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs. Daniel W. Gibson, Monroeville, Ind., stop sign; $53 fine, $80 costs. Daniel W. Gibson, Monroeville, Ind., seat belt; $30 fine. James E. Schreiber, Paulding, seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs. Ronnie H. Phlipot, Oakwood, 78/55 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs. Richard L. Hankinson, Paulding, seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs. Cristien M. Weller, Oakwood, failure to yield to emergency vehicle; $145 fine, $3 costs. Samuel Mohammed Kelifa, Dallas, prohibited turn; $53 fine, $77 costs. Richard E. Williams, Ottawa, 57/35 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs. David Adkins, Paulding, 68/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs. Terry D. Buehler, Paulding, stop sign; $53 fine, $77 costs.

Police Report
Police Report
Paulding Mayor’s Court
Paulding Mayor’s Court

These cases are listed on a monthly basis as they are paid in full.

Sylvia M. Bair, Paulding, improper backing; $110 fine and costs. Steven C. Dunmire, Pauld- ing, failure to control; $110 fine and costs. Aaron M. Griffiths, Pauld- ing, speed; $170 fine and costs. Lulu B. Klingler, Paulding, improper backing; $110 fine and costs.

Natasha S. Martinez, Pauld- ing, speed; $110 fine and costs. William B. Murphy Sr., Toledo, speed; $110 fine and costs. Douglas A. Rhoades, Con- voy, speed; $110 fine and costs. Robert E. Simpson Sr., Paulding, failure to yield right of way at intersections; $115 fine and costs. Sheena S. Tracy, Latty, speed; $110 fine and costs.

ACCIDENT REPORTS None. INCIDENT REPORTS Thursday, April 22 7:05 p.m. Police were told a male walked into a house on West Wayne Street and took cigarettes. 9:25 p.m. People were re- portedly heard arguing on West Jackson Street. They were gone when police ar- rived. Wednesday, April 27 5:35 p.m. Police were called to West Jackson Street where a large fire was seen in a yard.

The flames were extinguished. 6:45 p.m. Facebook issue was reported by a Miller Park- way Drive resident. 8:40 p.m. A call came in about concerns over a child’s safety on South Williams Street. The matter was turned over to Job and Family Ser- vices. Thursday, April 28 7:05 p.m. Inappropri- ate Facebook messages to a 14-year-old were reported from West Caroline Street. 8 p.m. A child’s welfare was the crux of a call from North

Williams Street. The matter was turned over to Job and Family Services. 10:50 p.m. Paulding County Hospital requested an officer for a subject who had been shot in the head and arm with a BB gun. Friday, April 29 2:37 p.m. A North Williams Street business reported a woman hitting a child in their parking lot. She was gone when officers arrived. 6:15 p.m. Dog complaint was handled on West Wayne Street.

8:45 p.m. Nancy Street resi- dent lodged a dog complaint. 9:26 p.m. Junk notices were prepared for two addresses on West Harrison Street, on West Wayne Street, on Emerald Road and on Flat Rock Drive. 10:05 p.m. Assault on a male by two others was inves- tigated in a West Perry Street business. 11:31 p.m. Neighbor prob- lems on North Main Street involving loud music were handled.

See POLICE, page 5A

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 5A


NOTICE The following matters are the subject of this public notice by the Ohio Environmental Protec- tion Agency. The complete public notice, including any additional instructions for submitting com- ments, requesting information, a public hearing, or filing an appeal may be obtained at: http://www. or Hearing Clerk, Ohio EPA, 50 W. Town St. P.O. Box 1049, Colum- bus, Ohio 43216. Ph: 614-644- 3037 email: HClerk@epa.ohio. gov Approval of Application for Water Pollution Control Loan Fund As- sistance

Paulding County Health Depart- ment 800 East Perry Street, Paulding, OH 45879 Facility Description: CW Finan- cial Assistance ID #: HS391688-0001 Date of Action: 04/28/2016 This project is for the repair/re- placement of household sewage treatment systems (HSTS) in Paulding County. Final Issuance of Revocation of NPDES Permit Porter’s BP Paulding Bulk Plant * 315 N Dix, Paulding, OH Facility Description: Wastewa- ter-Miscellaneous Receiving Water: unamed trib to

Opossum Run ID #: 2IN00184*DD

Date of Action: 05/01/2016 This action was preceded by a pro- posed action. Final Issuance of Renewal of NPDES Permit Oakwood WWTP

S First St, Oakwood, OH

Facility Description: Wastewa- ter-Municipality Receiving Water: Auglaize River ID #: 2PB00031*ID Date of Action: 06/01/2016 This final action not preceded by

proposed action and is appealable

to ERAC.

Application for Title V Minor Per-

mit Modification Received

Lafarge North America - Paulding Plant 11435 County Road 176, P.O. Box 160, Paulding, OH 45879-0226

ID #: A0055977

Date of Action: 05/05/2016

The purpose of this Title V appli- cation is to obtain a Minor Permit

Modification (MPM) to the Title

V Permit for existing emissions

units P014 and P015 (Cement

Kilns #1 and #2) at the Lafarge North America facility located in Paulding, Ohio. The MPM will incorporate a new PTI Administrative Modification

(#P0120369 issued 04/21/2016). The purpose of this Title V MPM

is to remove references to the

Consent Decree, for which re- quirements are no longer in effect for Lafarge’s Paulding facility.

LEGAL NOTICE In accordance with Ohio Re- vised Code Section 5126.027, the Paulding County Probate Judge, under authority of Ohio Revised

Code Section 5126.022. is seek- ing an individual interested in an appointment to an unexpired term on the Paulding County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The volunteer, unpaid position is cur- rently open. Interested individuals must be Paulding County resi- dents and, to the maximum extent

possible, have professional train-

ing and experience in business management, finance law, health care practice, personnel adminis- tration, or government service. Application forms available at the Probate Court from 8:30 - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. Applica- tions accepted until 4:00 p.m. on June 2, 2016. Submit completed application to Paulding County Probate Court - Courthouse 2nd Floor Office #202 115 N. Williams Street Paulding, Ohio 45879.

The Progress

is Paulding County’s newspaper of record.

Sheriff’s Report
Sheriff’s Report


Tuesday, April 26 8:09 p.m. Robin Ann Estep, 57,

of Saratoga, Ind., was cited for fail- ure to control after a single-vehicle crash on Road 144 west of Road 103 in Paulding Township. She was driving west in a 1997 Chevy Blazer when she veered off the road. Re- ports say she overcorrected and went off the opposite side of the road. The vehicle landed on its top in a ditch. Estep was transported by Paulding EMS to Paulding County Hospital for evaluation of possible injuries. The SUV was disabled and


Friday, April 29 1 p.m. Samuel Mohammed Ke- lifa, 37, of Dallas, was cited for improper turn after an incident at the intersection of Roads 96 and 33 in Harrison Township. He was at- tempted a left turn in a 2010 Inter-

national semi tractor-trailer rig when he went off the side of the road and got stuck, striking a road sign in the process. Damage was minor to his

rig. He was unhurt.


Friday, April 29 11:42 a.m. Deputies arrested Jo- seph Hilt for public intoxication. 4:27 p.m. Vandalism complaint was handled on Road 192 in Crane

Township. 8:29 p.m. Domestic situation was investigated on Road 192 in Carryall Township. 9:26 p.m. Deputies were called to Scott for a domestic disturbance. 10:01 p.m. Deputies assisted Paulding police with an assault call. Saturday, April 30 1:37 a.m. Vehicle search was conducted on Road 138 in Jackson Township. 2:36 a.m. Dog complaint was han- dled on West Perry Street. 5:16 a.m. Three Oakwood fire units responded to a fire alarm on Road 140 in Brown Township. They were on scene less than 10 minutes. 7:35 a.m. Burglar alarm sounded along US 127 in Blue Creek Township. 2:25 p.m. Melrose resident lodged a dog complaint. 3:26 p.m. A Paulding Township res- ident of Road 87 told deputies some- one damaged their mailbox with a bat. Sunday, May 1 8:58 a.m. A Jackson Township res- ident of Road 123 told deputies they had been TP-ed. 3:51 p.m. Dog complaint was han- dled on Road 162 in Emerald Town- ship. 3:53 p.m. Jackson Township resi- dent of Road 111 lodged a dog com- plaint.

9:11 p.m. A caller along Brown Township’s Road 148 told deputies someone was in their house. 10:36 p.m. Defiance County Sher- iff’s office relayed information that they had Angela Berry in custody. Monday, May 2 6 a.m. Car/deer crash near the in- tersection of US 127 and Road 232 in Emerald Township was docu- mented. 10:15 a.m. Deputies assisted Putnam County Sheriff’s Office on Road 203 in Washington Township. 11:17 a.m. Vandalism complaint from Road 177 in Brown Township was investigated. 12:01 p.m. West Unity Police De- partment requested deputies check on a subject on Road 148 in Brown Township. 1:11 p.m. Dog complaint came in from Cecil. 6:18 p.m. Breaking and entering was investigated on Road 1 in Ben- ton Township. 9:26 p.m. Deputies delivered a message for Edon Police Department on Road 151 in Jackson Township. 9:50 p.m. Oakwood resident com- plained of telephone harassment. Tuesday, May 3 7:42 a.m. Suspicious person was noted in Antwerp. 10:52 a.m. Stray dog was at a hog

barn on Road 151 in Brown Town- ship. 5:39 p.m. Dirt bike was seen op- erating in Latty Village. 5:46 p.m. Harassing texts and calls were handled on Ohio 111 in Auglaize Township. 5:48 p.m. A Latty resident claimed to be blackmailed. 9:51 p.m. Car/dog accident was handled on Road 171 in Brown Township. Wednesday, May 4 9:53 a.m. Dog complaint came in from Emerald Road in Paulding. 11:40 a.m. Theft of a tree stand and blind from Road 424 in Crane Township was investigated. 11:44 a.m. Theft complaint was looked into on Ohio 66 in Brown Township. 3:53 pm. Dog complaint was lodged by a Benton Township res- ident of Ohio 111. 4:23 p.m. Search warrant was ex- ecuted on a home along Ohio 111 in Auglaize Township. 4:30 p.m. Dog complaint was handled in Antwerp. 5 p.m. Subject with a gun was seen along Road 171 in Brown Township. 5:14 p.m. Domestic situation was handled on Road 1048 in Auglaize Township.

5:59 p.m. Dog complaint was handled on East Perry Street in Paulding. Thursday, May 5 10:50 a.m. Deputies assisted Job and Family Service at Payne Ele- mentary School. 12:26 p.m. Defiance County Sheriff’s Office requested mutual aid from Auglaize Fire Department

for a structure fire in their county.

A tanker was on scene less than two

hours. 2:59 p.m. Suspicious vehicle was observed on Road 33 in Benton Township. 3:31 p.m. Norfolk & Southern reported a suspicious truck parked along the tracks between Roads 84 and 107 in Paulding Township just west of Latty. 7 p.m. Paulding EMS made a transport from the Paulding ball- fields on Road 142 in Paulding Township. 9:51 p.m. Vehicle search was conducted along Ohio 111 in Emer- ald Township. 11:14 p.m. A male came on sta- tion to lodge a telephone harassment complaint. Friday, May 6 12:10 a.m. Deputies assisted

Paulding police near the intersection

of Main and Miles streets.

Common Pleas
Common Pleas

Civil Docket

The term “et al.” refers to and oth- ers; “et vir.,” and husband; “et ux.,” and wife.

Shelley K. Mullins, Paulding and Shawn M. Mullins, Van Wert. Divorce. Elizabeth Marie Bryant-Gil- bert, Paulding vs. Steven D.

Gilbert Sr., Waynesfield. Di-


Samantha J. Baumert, An-

twerp vs. Dereck L. Baumert, Antwerp. Divorce. Deutsche Bank Trust Com- pany Americas, West Palm Beach, Fla. vs. Edwin W. Elston, Payne and Olive E. Elston, Payne and Paulding County Treasurer, Paulding.


U.S. Bank Trust, N.A., Oklahoma City vs. Wendell N.

Thomas, Paulding and Jennifer

L. Thomas, Paulding and Ohio

Department of Taxation, Co- lumbus. Foreclosures. In the matter of: Scott

R. Hartwick, Paulding and

Amanda E. Hartwick, Defi- ance. Dissolution of marriage. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.,

address unavailable vs. Jessica

R. McKeever, address unavail-

able. Foreclosures. Civil Docket Concluded Joanna Beebe, Paulding vs. Timothy Beebe, Central, S.C. Divorce granted. Katji P. Minck, Cecil vs. John M. Minck, Cecil. Di- vorce, dismissed. Rachel L. Franklin, Paulding vs. Chad B. Franklin, Paulding. Divorce granted. In the matter of: Danielle E. Stahl, Grover Hill and Joseph Stahl, Jacksonville, N.C. Dis- solution of marriage granted. In the matter of: Lisa Ann Walker, Payne and Kim Owen Walker, Auburn, Ind. Dissolu- tion of marriage granted. In the matter of: David A.

Talbott, Grover Hill and Jessica

L. Talbott, Continental. Disso-

lution of marriage granted. Marriage Licenses Jason Lynn Fisher, 40, Ant- werp, driver and Brenda Joyce

Dennison, 28, Defiance, home- maker. Parents are Norman Meine and Sharon Osmun; and Rick Dennison and Debbie


Gary DeCamp and Mary Herman, co-executors of the Estate of Joseph A. DeCamp, Grover Hill vs. Paul and Sue Huff, co-executors of the Estate of Linda R. Ross, Brookston, Ind. and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Colum- bus. Personal injury, dismissed.

Paulding County Treasurer, Paulding vs. Edward J. Beard and Angela D. Beard, Oak- wood and Ohio Department of Taxation, Columbus. Foreclo-

sure of real property tax, dis- missed without prejudice. Nationstar Mortgage LLC, Lewisville, Texas vs. Coty Franklin and Sonya Franklin, Payne and Ohio Department of Taxation, Columbus. Foreclo- sures, Sheriff’s sale confirmed and proceeds distributed. Lakeview Loan Servicing LLC, Coral Gables, Fla. vs, Jamie L. Holbrook and un- known spouse if any, Payne and The Antwerp Exchange Bank, Antwerp and Paulding County Treasurer, Paulding. Foreclosures, Sheriff’s sale confirmed and proceeds dis- tributed. Federal National Mortgage Association, Dallas vs. Alan R. Claybaugh and unknown spouse if any, Lima and Pauld- ing County Treasurer, Pauld-

ing. Foreclosures, Sheriff’s sale confirmed and proceeds distributed. Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, Fort Mill, S.C. vs. James A. Spears, Oak- wood and Shannon J. Spears, Oakwood and Steven A. Scott, Oakwood and Helen Scott, Oakwood and Sarah J. Mowery DDS Inc., Antwerp. Foreclo- sures, Sheriff’s sale confirmed and proceeds distributed. Mycumortgage LLC, Ewing, N.J. vs. John L. Harrison and unknown spouse if any, Cecil and unknown heir, etc. of Betty J. Harrison aka Lichty, address(es) unknown and John and Cindy Long, Mark Center and Kevin Long and unknown spouse if any, Sacramento, Calif. and Firstplus Bank, San Francisco and Paulding County Treasurer, Paulding. Foreclo- sures, Sheriff’s sale confirmed and proceeds distributed. Administration Docket In the Estate of Irene Betty Doster, application to adminis-

ter file. In the Estate of Joel Mitchell Edwards, application to admin- ister file. In the Estate of Mitchel H. Whitehouse, last will and tes- tament filed. In the Estate of Elizabeth A. Williamson, application to ad- minister file. In the Estate of Donald C. Schneeman, last will and testa- ment filed. In the Estate of James R. Put- nam, application to administer file. In the Estate of Julie K. Kes- sler, application to administer file. In the Estate of Marjorie E. Hesrick, application to admin- ister file. In the Estate of Wesley B. Ratliff, application to adminis- ter file. Criminal Docket Rachel E. Smith, 43, of Ant- werp, will be sentenced June 6 after entering a guilty plea to an amended charge of trafficking in drugs (F4) rather than a third degree felony. The words “in the vicinity of a juvenile” were deleted. Dustin N. Ripke, 29, of Oak- wood, had a pretrial conference set for May 23 and a jury trial date of June 28 for his indict- ment alleging possession of methamphetamine (F5). He is being held without bond re- garding another case in which there is a motion to revoke his community control sanctions. Danny W. Miles, 54, Pauld- ing, had Court dates set regard- ing his charge of improper dis- charge of a firearm in a motor vehicle (F4). His pretrial con- ference is May 23 with a July 7 jury trial. He was released on his own recognizance on the conditions of no arrests and no contact with two alleged vic-

tims. Robert L. Bair III, 26, of Grover Hill, had Court dates set for a May 31 pretrial con- ference and a July 19 jury trial for his possession of meth (F5) charge. He was released on a recognizance bond on the con- ditions of no arrests, no drugs or alcohol. Brian A. Cutlip, 33, of Con- voy, was released on his own recognizance following ar- raignment for four counts non- support of dependents (F5). His pretrial conference will be May 23 with a July 19 jury trial. His presence at the event was waived because he will be completing a SEARCH pro- gram at North West Commu- nity Corrections Center at the time. Leslie Porter, 31 of Paulding, had her intervention in lieu of conviction terminated and was found guilty of possession of heroin (F5). Her sentence in- cluded 32 days jail with credit for time served, no drugs, no alcohol, submit to random tests, be assessed by Westwood Behavioral Health, obtain and maintain employment, com- plete Paulding County Drug Court, pay $341 costs. Nickolas P. Sandoval, 36, address unavailable, had his community control sanctions revoked. He was ordered to serve a 17-month sentence for trafficking in heroin (F5) and trafficking in drugs (F4) and pay costs. Jeremy J. Sharp, 37, of Oak- wood, was granted judicial re- lease from prison where he was serving a 17-month sentence for forgery (F4). His impris- onment was suspended and he was ordered to serve four years community control sanctions. Conditions include that he pay $3,017.46 costs.

sanctions. Conditions include that he pay $3,017.46 costs. Members of Paulding schools’ Ohio Association of Public

Members of Paulding schools’ Ohio Association of Public School Employees have contributed $1,000 to the Paulding Putnam Electric employees’ Honor Flight project. Here, PPEC employees Tara Schlatter, Steve Kahle and Annette Schreiner accept the donation from OAPSE’s Pam Freder- ick and Barb Konopka.

Vendors’ Licenses

Kenzie’s Treasures, Payne; other general merchandise store. Melanie Hinchcliff, dba Rise & Shine Market, Grover Hill; produce market.


Lions Club meets

PAULDING – Members of the Paulding Lions Club meet the second and fourth Thurs- days of each month, excluding holidays, at the Paulding Ea- gles. Meeting time is 7 p.m. The public is welcome to at- tend.

Continued from Page 4A

Saturday, April 30 1:09 a.m. Officers arrested Jacob Fee on a warrant. 2:25 a.m. Domestic situation was handled on North Walnut Street. 2:41 a.m. Dog complaint came in from West Perry Street. 3:46 p.m. An out-of-county caller notified police of possi- ble child abuse/neglect. The matter was turned over to Job and Family Services. Sunday, May 1 8:28 p.m. Caller expressed concern for a Maple Street resi- dent. 10:38 p.m. Officers called to the fairgrounds for an explosive sound and flash of light saw a black truck leave the area. 11:43 p.m. After a 9-1-1 hangup from Klingler Road, officers found the building secure. Monday, May 2 Midnight. Police ordered no contact between two females following an alleged incident. 3 a.m. Officers said a North Main Street building was secure, with no smoke or flames, following a fire alarm. 9:30 a.m. A West Wayne Street resident told police their Facebook account had been hacked. The matter was reported to Facebook and the investigation remains open. 1:53 p.m. A North Water Street business alarm was tripped by an employee. 3:12 p.m. An Oakwood resident told police her property on West Jackson Street had a window shot. Tuesday, May 3 1:20 a.m. While at a West Perry Street business, a woman said she was assaulted by a man and threatened by a female. 3:50 p.m. Police ordered no contact following an incident on West Perry Street. 4:20 p.m. Unwanted male was reported from West Perry Street. He was gone when police arrived. 7:30 p.m. Neighbor problems involving kids were looked into on North Coupland Street. 7:50 p.m. Officers ordered no contact between two females after being called to North Water Street. 8:50 p.m. A woman reported her son was run off the road by

a car while riding his bike along North Main Street. She said he struck a pole, wrecking his bike and causing his eye to swell. Wednesday, May 4 9:25 p.m. Two women were warned not to contact one an-

other when police were sent to an East Perry Street business for

a harassment complaint.

Thursday, May 5 10:07 a.m. Violation of a Court no contact order was inves- tigated on North Main Street. A report was sent to the prosecu- tor’s office. 1:25 p.m. A Spencerville, Ohio man came on station to apply for a solicitor’s license on behalf of IGS Energy. 3:40 p.m. Drive-off theft of gas was reported by a North Wil- liams Street business. 5:08 p.m. Police responded to an alarm at a North Main Street business, but were told to disregard. 6:10 p.m. Three juveniles reported being assaulted by two other juveniles while at LaFountain Park. 8:20 p.m. A caller reported seeing two young boys running back and forth across West Wayne Street. They were gone when officers arrived. 8:22 p.m. Damage to a water fountain at LaFountain Park was investigated. Friday, May 6

12:04 a.m. Officer observed an illegally parked vehicle. While speaking with the occupants, he noticed the odor of mar- ijuana with a pipe in view.

6A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 PAULDING PROGRESS COMMUNITY Former Paulding County librarian becomes children’s book

Former Paulding County librarian becomes children’s book author

PAULDING – Twenty years ago, Angela Taylor Hylland was helping you check out your books at the Paulding County Carnegie Library. Now one of the books you’re checking out may be hers. Angela recently published her first book, The Denim Jungle, a children’s picture book about life from toddler height. Surrounded by a den- im canopy of adults’ jean-clad legs, her main character, Leo, invites his mom down into a magical world of little won- ders. This poetic tale reminds us all to look a little closer and never stop imagining. “The Denim Jungle began as a seed of an idea 30 years ago, when my husband was a small boy. He mentioned to his mom, Sue, that he felt like he was living down in a Den- im Jungle surrounded by adult legs. Sue held on to that idea, convinced it would make an imaginative children’s book,” Angela explained. “Five years ago, shortly af- ter my first child was born, we lost Sue to breast cancer. But I promised her before she left that I’d make her dream come true, for her as well as her new granddaughter.” Driven by that promise, An- gela embarked on a person- al quest to figure out the ins and outs of book publishing, all while juggling new moth- erhood, a thriving marketing business, and not the least of all, grief. Countless hours of researching, classes, confer- ences and workshops later, she started her own publishing house, My Castle Heart Pub- lications. Then in December 2015, she released her first book, The Denim Jungle, to rave reviews. Of course, a great children’s picture book requires great

pictures, and that’s where Jackie Philips came in. The rainbow revolutionist behind LA’s Precious Beast design house, Jackie brought An- gela’s vision from words to visible world. Jackie’s art has been featured in Vogue, LOOK and Emma magazines. Although Angela and Jackie both attended Northwestern University in the late 1990s, remarkably their paths never crossed until last year, when Angela put out a call on Face- book for illustrator recom- mendations. A mutual friend put them in touch. Prior to college, Angela grew up in Paulding County, where she attended Grover Hill Elementary and Wayne Trace High School. She and her family reside in Seattle. If you see her book at your local library, why should you check it out? “The Denim Jun- gle is a sweet reminder – for adults and children alike – to delight in the little things,” Angela explained. “I also hope it will inspire people to discover new possibilities waiting inside themselves, with the help of a little imagi- nation and those they love. “Personally, I can’t begin to explain the healing and hope that has come from follow- ing through on my promise,” she confided. “I’m doing my own little part to continue the legacy of an amazing wom- an, while finally fulfilling my long-time goal of becoming an author. But perhaps best of all, I’m teaching my kids, by example, that they can make their dreams come true with enough hard work and deter- mination.” Professionally, Hylland is most well known for her edi- torial work on preschool toys, including the award-win-

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Paulding County native Angela Taylor Hylland, formerly a local librarian, has released her first children’s book. Becoming an author is a long-time dream of this busy entrepreneur and mom.

“There’s a whole other world out there from toddler height. Are you ready to dream


May 14 – Lilly Habern, Rae Holtsberry, Annie Hull, Chris Hull, Chris Laukhuf, Mary Ni- eto, Robert Rice, Dale Rider, Jaynne Smiley. May 15 – Melanie Dunham, Kristen Jay, Jamie King, John Schafer, Anna Wells, Joey Wiswell, Matt Wiswell. May 16 – Brooklyn Bakle, Jean Bakle, Othal Carnahan, Michelle Davis, Susan Knapp, Seth McCavit, Charles McIn- tosh, Robert Riley. May 17 – Sue Baker, Bill Coleman, Brady Hatlevig, Arlene Leatherman, Brooke- lynn Lee, Roy Noggle, Emma Porter, Mike Speice, Joe Stahl, Keith Theobald, Julie Work- man, Thomas Young. May 18 – Anna Blanchard, Junior Clemens, Bill Coleman, K.D. Rollins. May 19 – Joe Allen, Don Ankney, Ron Ankney, Shir- ley Clemens, Raymond Gibbs, Ashton Manz, J.J. McClain, Kyle McClain, Hilda Mc- Grath, Roger T. Miller, Mal- lory Moore, Megan Roughton, Nickolas Sandoval Jr., Brook- lyn Schlatter, Erica Smalley. May 20 – Jerry Beckman, William Bidlack, Justine Dan- iels, Brian Godoy, Jack Poling, Danny Riggenbach, Allison Vance, Rich Wilt.


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May 2, 2016 Adriana Marie Smith was born to Sam and Ashley Smith of Paulding at 3:18 a.m. on Monday, May 2 in Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville. She was 7 pounds, 10 ounces and 20 inches long. Her siblings Lailah and So- phia welcomed her home. Also on the welcoming committee were grandparents Charlie and Sue LaBounty, Jerry and Bren- da Smith and Chuck and Linda Hankinson, all of Paulding. Great-grandparents are Georgine Vonderembse of

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DEFIANCE – Mercy Defiance Hospital and Mercy Defiance Clinic are now officially known as Mercy Health – Defiance Hos- pital and Mercy Health – Defiance Clinic and remain a member of the northern region in Ohio. The transition was made official at an announcement ceremony at Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center with the unveil- ing of a new hospital entrance monument sign as well as a Mer- cy Health Life Flight air ambulance. All signage throughout the northern region will be transitioned over the next year. Mercy Health is Ohio’s largest health system and fourth largest employer. Mercy Health – Toledo, which includes Mercy Health – Defiance Hospital and Mercy Health Defiance Clinic, are the first of the seven regional markets to undergo the change, following the transition of Catholic Health Partners to Mercy Health in 2014.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 7A

Preen for a day


Continued from Page 1A

It seems as though each creature on earth either grooms themselves or as they call it, preening. It has been said that the male species is

always the prettiest in the ani- mal kingdom and that may be true in the animal species, but not in humans. We women spend money on making ourselves look attrac- tive by wearing makeup, get- ting our hair done, buying new clothes and lots of shoes and purses. Our shower and bath time is usually lots more than

a man’s. Let’s face it though,

we all want to look good. There is an old country tune by Kris Kristofferson called, “Lord It’s Hard to Be Hum-

ble,” and it goes on to say, “it’s so hard to look in the mirror,

I get better looking each day.”

Maybe Kristofferson feels that way, but I need all the help I can get. Have you heard the saying, “Cleanliness is next to God- liness?” You may think it is

a biblical saying, but actually

John Wesley said it in one of his sermons. I often wonder how the pioneers stayed clean

if they only took a bath once

a week or maybe even once a


a penny for your Thoughts By Nancy Whitaker
for your Thoughts
By Nancy Whitaker

not have clean feathers, they could not fly fast enough to catch their dinner or they may wind up being another critter’s dinner.

Oxpeckers and egrets are two types of birds that patrol the backs of large mammals and ostriches. They pick tiny insects and parasites from their host’s fur and feathers. In ex- change for the cleaning, the

birds get lunch. Some birds use the same technique to remove debris from a hippo’s teeth. The other day, I saw a bird

literally getting down in a

mud puddle taking a bath. Then I got to thinking about how each animal in the animal kingdom has its own unique

way of grooming themselves. We have all seen cats grooming themselves and each other. While friendly cats and litter mates often groom each other, felines may also groom their humans by lick-

ing their skin or hair. Such be- havior is generally a way for cats to show affection. Just as mother cats lick their young, grooming communicates a cat’s fondness for a person, as well as a sense of belonging. Chimpanzees pick bugs and parasites off themselves and each other. I have seen the chimps and monkeys at zoos doing this, but was told that by doing so, they keep the bugs off themselves that could cause them to be ill. Lions and tigers lick their fur, and I did read that the saliva on their fur helps them cool down in the hot weather. Elephants also preen by using their trunks to spray water on themselves, plus they, too, roll in the dust. I guess I have always “preened” myself. I must have 25 shades of lipstick, eye shadows and foundations. I have creams to remove wrin- kles, take away bags under my eyes, remove dark spots, remove unwanted hair, and to make my eyelashes grow.

I use oils that help me to re- lax and make me smell good.

Does it work? Maybe not, but

it makes me feel better.

Do you groom and preen? Do you think cleanliness is next to Godliness? Do you think the male species are the best looking? Well, it’s time for me to go do my “preening”

for the day. Let me know if and how you groom and get ready for the day and I will give you

a Penny for Your Thoughts.

said “I do” the couple has enjoyed their favor- ite pastime – drag racing. For 50 years, it seems that every weekend has been spent doing what they enjoy most. Ken is a drag racer and it has become an addiction over the years according to Judy. The couple were business owners and since 1988 owned Advance Chassis in Antwerp. In 2012, Dan took over the business and today Ken spends limited time at the business. When it comes to 50 years of marriage Ken shared his secret for what makes it work. “First of all, I have a very understanding wife. I’m not the easiest person to live with, but we have learned over the years that it’s all about give-and-take. She’s very special to me and I love her very much. We enjoy our time together and our racing weekends over the years have brought us closer together,” he said. The relationship that Ken and Judy have en- joyed has obviously gotten sweeter over the years as witnessed by their 25th anniversary celebration. “When we celebrated our 25th Ken asked me to marry him again. We had the same minister and renewed our vows. It was a very special and meaningful time for both of us,” said Judy. For Judy, she, too, has what she considered the keys to a successful marriage. “Never giving up and hanging in there. We have spoiled each other in a good way over the years. Today, young people give up too easy

and they don’t put forth effort to make it work. Well, you just have to keep on keep ing on,” said Judy.

The third of the Bidlack trio is Bonnie Pier, who is married to John. Like her two sisters, she and John will celebrate their golden wed- ding anniversary on July 9. When Bonnie got married and left home, it left a large hole in the house where she and her

two younger sisters were raised. “When we were still livingh at home, we worked on the farm and had our chores to do. Within a few months, the three of us had moved out. It was certainly a change,” said Bonnie. Bonnie was a home healthcare nurse and John was a third-shifter at Lafarge. They were blessed with two sons, Rusty and Toby, as well as two daughters, Tamara and Carrie, and 18 grandchildren. Living near Melrose, John and Bonnie live just a couple of miles from where they grew up. When looking back over their 50 years of mar- riage, Bonnie points to the church as a key to their success. “We grew up in the church. We attended the church and still do at Rose Elm and we under- stood at the very beginning that when you re- peated your vows, they meant something,” said Bonnie. John says their marriage works because it’s been about give-and-take. “With four kids and 18 grandkids, we all get along and enjoy being together,” he comment- ed. Being the oldest of the three, Bonnie refers to herself as being her dad’s boy. And to this day the three are as close as ever. “You couldn’t put a nickel between us,” she said. “We see each other often and we still take

little trips together two or three times a year. We take turns visiting our mother who is in the rest home.” As one family member said, “The awesome Bidlack sisters who managed to beat the odds! Between them are seven kids, three successful marriages.” Three sisters, each married to the same man for an accumulated total of 150 years (so far)!

not now. An accomplish-

ment that is truly golden.

Unheard of

Being clean, taking a bath

and brushing our teeth are all

a part of all of our preening

habits. Most of us are clean and pursue the style of life that helps us look our best. Even the animals. For most animals staying clean is just as im- portant as eating. If birds did


Chamber announces bands for summer concert series

PAULDING – The Pauld- ing Chamber of Commerce announces its 2016 schedule for the Summer Concert Se- ries in the Herb Monroe Com- munity Park on the square. “Last year was so much fun,” said Kim Tracy, cham- ber board member. “This year, we have some returning favor- ites and some great new addi- tions to our lineup. Our goal is to provide free family-friendly entertainment downtown. “We could not do this with- out the generosity of our sum- mer concert sponsor, Iberdrola Renewables,” Tracy added. “One thing I am really proud of is how hard we have worked to make this a com- munity event,” said Peggy Emerson, chamber executive director. “Again this year, we have nonprofit organizations using the concerts as a chance for a little fundraising. Groups

such as the Paulding County Senior Center Relay for Life, Hands of Hope and NOCAC will have food available at each concert for a donation.” New this year is a Kids’ Summer Kickoff on June 3. “We will have games, mu- sic, bounce house, food and fun. We will also have a barrel

train for kids to ride on,” said Tracy. “Children’s Lantern has created a barrel train that the children will be able to enjoy. We want to make our concerts fun for all ages.” The fun begins at 6 p.m. each evening with the band starting around 7 p.m. Bring lawn chairs and get ready for some great music. The musical lineup for this year is:

• May 20 - Strawberry Hill

• June 3 - Summer Kickoff

Kids’ Carnival


• July 22 - Changing Ele-


• Aug. 12 - Charity Moore

In addition, some vendors from last year will be back with fresh produce and crafts. Anyone interested in par- ticipatingshould contact the chamber at 419-399-5215 or pauldingchamber@gmail. com.

ODOT projects

The following is a week- ly report regarding current and upcoming highway road construction projects in the Ohio Department of Trans-

portation District One, which includes Paulding County:

• Ohio 637/Ohio 111 over-

lap east of Junction may be

reduced to one lane through the work zone for repair of

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8A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, May 11, 2016

School plays, bunco night and a broken nose

By JOE SHOUSE Progress Staff Writer For the next couple of weeks, I will be going back, way back,

to 1946 to start this column. The editions I will be sharing from will be from early May 1946, 1956 and 1966 and will include a variety of information from club meetings to school plays. I hope you will read a name or two that will spark a memory. Hope you enjoy yesterday.

The Pauld-

ing senior class presented their class play titled “It’s All In Your Head,” a hilarious comedy

filled with intrigue and mystery. Those appearing in the play – Janie Rulman, Louise Johnson, Wilma Gilts, Joyce Riedell, Betty Paulus, Dorothy Sontchi, Alvin Loop, Ralph Nicelley, Robert DeLaet, Richard Huss and Eugene Stahl. Two Antwerp boys enlist in

James Edward Vail and


Knight Edward Kuhn enlisted in the navy through the Find- lay recruiting station. The two enlisted for two years and have been transferred to the Great

Lakes Training Center for train- ing. Marriage license: Charles McClure, 28, of Oakwood, in- sulation applicator and Mildred Mohr, 24, of Oakwood, stenog- rapher.

The Paulding

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May 2, 1946

May 3, 1956

Those were the Days By Joe Shouse
Those were the
By Joe Shouse

Grath, Ronald Guingrich and Paul Eiserle make up the cast. Grover Hill tops Blue Creek 9-4 to take the baseball county title. Roger McClure, Grover Hill catcher, suffered a broken nose in a collision at home plate during the game. Grand Opening – Saturday, May 5 at Pollak’s Drug Store in Payne. Druggist – Joseph Pollak. The annual meeting of the Paulding Crop Improvement Committee was held at the Paulding Grange Hall. Officers were elected: Clarence Bidlack, president; William Bidlack, vice president; James Morley, secre- tary/treasurer. The operetta “Season of Hap- piness” will be presented at the Antwerp Elementary School music festival. Characters: First winter elf – Allan Bowers; Sec- ond winter elf – Bob Schoenike; Third winter elf – Harry Mara- schky; Fourth winter elf – Rita Bute; Fifth winter elf – Susann Rhoad; Sixth winter elf – Karen

Taylor; King Winter – Kenneth Dubois; Spring – Sondra Rhoad; Mother Nature – Rita Snyder; Summer – Kathy Hahn; Au- tumn – Ray Friend; Year – Rex Clinton; Day – James Weath- erhead; Spirit of Christmas – Karen Sharpe; Sun – Wayne Snyder; Harvest – Kay Broma- gem; Rainbow – Mike McCalla; Herald – John Gaisford; Moon – Virginia Hahn, Crown bearer – Mike Weatherhead. Mrs. Lucile Smurr, accompanist; Miss Ann Patterson, director.

Dice squad –

The fourth meeting of the Dice Squad Bunco Club met at the

home of Linda Stahl. Discussion was held concerning the up- coming mother-daughter tea to

be held on May 10 at 7:30 at the

bank. Gifts were won by Jack-

ie Justinger, Dianne Heymann,

Mary Ellen McDougall and Paula Hyman. The next meeting

will be held at the home of Janis Minck. Paulding track and field re- sults: Ottawa Glandorf 86, Paulding 54 and Van Wert 21. In the 800 relay, Paulding won the event in 1:41.7 with team mem- bers Goings, Mott, Stuart and Thompson. In the 800, Pauld- ing’s Vance won the race with a time of 2:16.4.


elected were Connie Moser, president; Sue Crossland, vice president; Linda May Eschbach, secretary; Kathy Clark, treasur- er; Debbie Smith, news report- er; Lynn Moser and Pat Jeffery, health and safety leaders; Deb- bie Wyatt and Becky Jeffery, recreation leaders.

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Soggy week ahead for area farmers

By JIM LANGHAM Feature Writer The soggy weather pattern that has characterized much of this month so far will continue in various forms throughout much of this week, says weather spe- cialist Rick McCoy. The area continues sand- wiched between two stationary fronts, with low pressure sys- tems continuing to ride the fronts causing increased precipitation as they pass close to the area. “Many of these are closed lows and it is difficult to tell how much precipitation they might generate in any passage,” said McCoy. “The guys up at the National Weather Service said that they are getting mixed readings from the computers, especially for Wednesday night and Thursday.” McCoy said that higher tem- peratures in the middle of the week could cause enough instabil- ity for a period of thunderstorms in the middle of the week, although none are expected to reach severe level. Temperatures in the mid- dle of the week, Wednesday and Thursday, could reach into the low 80s, if there is enough sunshine to allow it to happen. “Rain this week will come more in the form of scattered showers and storms with po- tential hours of sunshine in be- tween,” said McCoy. “In the

middle of the week, it will al- most be taking on an early sum- mer form.” One menacing factor in the future weather pattern, McCoy said, is another period of cool- er weather that could work its way down from Canada over the weekend. The weather special- ist said that there is still enough chilly air to the north to ride down with highs in the 50s and lows in the low 40s, beginning late Friday and continuing into the early part of next week. The new 14-day outlook through May 22 for the area in- dicates highs near normal, close to 70 degrees and slightly above normal precipitation. “I know this isn’t exactly what the farmers want to hear but it doesn’t appear that the tendency of a wetter than normal weather pattern is not going to break up any time soon,” said McCoy. “Unfortunately, farmers are go- ing to have to plan on struggling with this wet weather pattern at least through the middle of May. “The one good thing in the upcoming outlook is the fact that the temperatures are going to be significantly warmer, enough to impact soil temperatures. Though still wet, soil tempera- tures are going to raise consider- ably in the next week.” McCoy said that he has re-

ceived several reports that some

of the early corn planted a cou-

ple of weeks ago around the area has germinated and has started

to emerge. He noted that it is im-

portant that area farmers keep up with their wheat because there continues to be reports of mil- dew in some of the wheat, due to the continued moisture and periods of cool and wet weather.




benefit from spaghetti dinner

PAULDING – Members of the Paulding Family Worship Center are hosting a spaghetti dinner to raise money for their Bread of Life food pantry. The meal is available for

a freewill donation from 5-7

p.m. on Thursday, May 12 at the church, located at 501 W. Perry Street, Paulding. Pantry distributions are the third Monday of each month from 2-5 p.m. This month it falls on May 16. Immediately following the dinner, a bluegrass/country gospel jam session will be con- ducted from 7-8:30 p.m. Any questions should be di- rected to Pastor Vinny at 419-


AuFrance, Ludwig named to PHS Academic Hall of Fame

PAULDING – Two former Paulding High School graduates will be inducted into the Ac- ademic Hall of Fame later this month. During the commencement exercise on May 29, the seventh hall of fame class naming Dr. Robert E. AuFrance (Class of 1987) and Matthew Alan Ludwig (Class of 1990) to the distinguished list will be inducted. The commencement will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. Dr. Robert E. AuFrance Class of 1987 Dr. Robert E. AuFrance serves as the Director of Theatre, Director of Fine Arts Administration and The Dean of Fine Arts for Waldorf Univer- sity, Forest City, IA. Dr. AuFrance completed his Ph.D. in Theatre History and Criticism, and Playwriting from The University of Missouri, his Master of Arts in Theatre History and Criticism, and Playwriting from Kent State University, and his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre/Speech Second- ary Education and History Secondary Education

from the University of Findlay. Professor AuFrance directs and teaches the

acting, directing, playwriting, theatre histories, theatre education pedagogy and film studies programs for Waldorf University. Dr. AuFrance is responsible for creation of The Waldorf Uni- versity’s Musical Theatre Major, founded three chapters of Alpha Psi Omega (the national hon- orary theatre society), originated the “Loose Change” student theatre program and the annual “Haunted House Food Drive,” as well as co-cre- ating the “24 Hour Theatre Festival,” and the university’s traveling theatre troupe. Additionally, Bob serves as the university’s playwright, and his works have been presented on three continents. He is a recognized author- ity in the field of playwriting education, and has won several writing awards (including being a two time American College Theatre Festival, Region V winner of the celebrated Mark David Cohen National Playwriting Award, a three-time winner of the Gephardt Writing Award, and the Rhynsberger Award in Original Playwriting, as well as being awarded The Purple Mask Award in Playwriting). Dr. AuFrance has also been recognized for his service in the classroom. In 2011, Bob was hon- ored by his students for his service to the Wal- dorf University Theatre Department when they named the black box theatre “The B.O.B.” Also in 2011, he was recognized by Waldorf Univer- sity by being presented the Outstanding Faculty Trustee’s Award. Other awards for Professor AuFrance include the Donald K. Andersen Award for outstanding

teaching, being listed in “Who’s Who in Amer- ica” and “Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals,” as well as being a member of the Rollins Society. Dr. AuFrance began his professional career by serving as the Head of Theatre for Paulding Exempted Village Schools, 1991-1993. During his time as a student at Paulding High School, he was selected to serve as the Congressional Scholar representing the State of Ohio in 1987. A proud fourth generation Paulding County resident, Bob credits his success and achieve- ments to the support and love of his family (par- ents, Larry and Vicki AuFrance, sister, Tami AuFrance, who is also an educator; as well as the valued education and many experiences pro- vided by the Paulding Exempted Village School System and its many dedicated teachers, staff members, and his classmates.

Matthew Alan Ludwig Class of 1990 Matthew Alan Ludwig graduated from Paulding High School in 1990. His high school activities in- cluded a varsity letter in wrestling, a shoe box full of regional and state Science Olympiad medals, as well as a runner-up finish in the Defiance College Area High School art show for a sculpture he cre- ated with guidance and encouragement from Ms. Bernie Scruta. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in ge- ology from Eastern Michigan University in 1995. Following a brief stint as education specialist/dis- trict technician with the Van Wert Soil and Water Conservation District, he enrolled at Bowling Green State University to earn a State of Ohio com- prehensive secondary science teaching certificate. Matthew taught middle school science and math for several years in Napoleon. The desire to be a better science teacher led him to pursue graduate work at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in geological engineering with emphasis in near-sur- face electro-magnetic geophysics. Matthew’s graduate research was funded by the US Department of Energy and involved develop- ing software and instrumentation to monitor near surface low-grade nuclear waste storage facilities. He was awarded the 2002 Robert E. Reicker Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the Sum- mer of Applied Geophysical Experience - Field Institute in Santa Fe, N.M. While completing his master’s degree, Matthew worked as a research intern and teaching assistant at UW-Madison, The Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, and The Idaho National Environmental Engineering Laboratory. Ludwig has worked as a teacher in both formal and informal settings with students from pre-school age to senior citizens. Since 2007, Matthew has held a variety of instructional and research positions at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. These include a National Science Foun- dation Fellowship to examine and promote the use of formative assessment strategies in science and mathematics classrooms. His most recent work involves a Woodrow Wil- son and W.K. Kellogg Foundation grant funded program to retrain scientists and mathematicians to take on the challenging career of teaching mid- dle and high school math and science in high-need Michigan school districts. He primarily provides instructional mentoring and coaching for preser- vice and early career teachers participating in this program. He was recognized as a WMU departmental Graduate Research and Creative Scholar for re- search involving classroom formative assessment strategies in 2009. Matthew would like to give credit to the excep- tional teachers he has encountered all along his ac- ademic path. The most critical of this group are the founding coaches of the Paulding Science Olym- piad Team. Specifically, Ellie Barnes, Dwight Kurtzman, and the late Marilyn Fry. These out- standing mentors are why he is most proud of his community outreach activities. These include acting as a Boy Scout and Cub Scout leader, founding a middle school team in Napoleon and participating as Science Olympiad coach and district event coordinator in Kalamazoo, Mich., as well as working as a consultant to a newly founded US Robotics First team for Whitefish Community Schools in Paradise, Mich. Matthew currently lives near Paw Paw, Mich. with his wife of 21 years, Amy and son Wesley.

Vendors needed for JPDays

PAULDING – The Pauld- ing Chamber of Commerce is looking for local food, craft and retail vendors for John Paulding Days on July 8-9. Individuals and groups in- terested in being food vendors are asked to contact director Peggy Emerson at 419-399- 5215, and other craft and re- tail vendors may contact Jill Strahley at 419-399-3219 for

more details. The application form must be completed and returned by May 15. The chamber says this year’s event will be different, and not only because the date has been moved to July. No mechanical carnival rides and no carnival food stands will be present around the square. Emerson has arranged for a company to bring bounce houses and a few games for

older kids, but local groups and businesses are needed to man each game or inflatable. There are plenty of other fun things planned for the family including the annual parade, concerts, a car show, touch a truck event, battle of the businesses, a walk/run event hosted by the senior center is hosting, and library’s special events celebrating their 100th anniversary.

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Final planning for summer centennial reading program

“Grandma, did you read this book when you were a kid?” PAULDING – The Paulding County Carnegie Library sys- tem is putting finishing touch- es on the planning for their Summer Reading Program (SRP) celebration to take place from June 6 - Aug. 5. “The library chose its own summer reading theme this year so we could contin- ue celebrating the library’s Centennial,” shared Susan Pieper, library director. “This year’s theme will be Owl See You at the Library: Celebrat- ing 100 Years of Reading. We have heard stories about youth would tell each other, ‘I’ll see you at the library’ and then meet here for homework study, socializing or to - gasp - meet boys! So we thought it was a great tagline for our pro- gram.” According to Pieper, this year’s program will focus on books, games and popular cul- ture from the past ten decades. An “owl” mascot will lead children through the years

while they experience popular books, clothing styles, music, snacks, and games. Not only will this program be en- gaging and entertaining, it will also provide the educational component of thinking of the books, games and activities older family members may

have enjoyed when they were young. There will be activities at each loca- tion throughout the summer including genealogy sessions where children can begin climbing their family tree. “We hope children will enjoy old-fashioned games including jump rope, hop scotch, hide-and-seek and

more,” said Pieper. “We also want this program to be a conversation starter with parents and grandparents about the books they read and the games they played when they were young.” The SRP will include reading incen- tives and prizes for all ages, including adults. This will be the first time there

will be an adult summer reading club at each branch. The main library has been including adults in the summer fun for many years. For more information about the SRP or the library in general, call 419-399-2032, or visit the library on Facebook.

call 419-399-2032, or visit the library on Facebook. Library personnel met recently to make plans for

Library personnel met recently to make plans for the library’s 2016 Summer Reading Program, “Owl Meet You at the Library: Celebrating 100 Years of Reading”. From left are - Susan Pieper, library director; Kathy Heffley, Bookmobile manager; Suzi Yenser, Payne Branch manager; Sara Molitor, head of youth services; Kirk Baker, early literacy specialist/library clerk; Jamy Manson, teen specialist/library clerk; Ali McCauley, head of adult services; Sue Deatrick, teen specialist/library clerk; Sue Thomas, Cooper Community Branch Library manager; and Laura Woodcox, Antwerp Branch manager.

Chilly moisture could be affecting area wheat fields

By JIM LANGHAM Feature Writer PAULDING – Paulding County Ohio State University Extension director Sarah Noggle said earlier this week that it ap- pears the continuing chilly and rainy weather could be doing a number on county wheat fields. “I’ve been noticing a powdery mildew and the presence of rust in county wheat fields,” said Noggle, who said she has been checking the local wheat crop very closely. “The cool tempera- tures are affecting that more.” Noggle suggested that area farmers investigate what fungi- cide control would be relevant. “It’s important for county farmers to correctly identify what is going on in their fields,” said Noggle. “It’s super import- ant to identify so you can get rel- evant treatments. “Some people think that you can use fungicides as preven- tatives,” continued Noggle. “That’s not how it works. There are other types of treatments that can help out the situation.” Noggle also cautioned con- cerning damage to soybean seed in situations where beans have already been planted. She noted that cool soils are very suscep- tible to Pythium diseases, espe- cially when the soil is still fairly cold. “I know it’s a lot of sitting and

is still fairly cold. “I know it’s a lot of sitting and Farmers should check their

Farmers should check their fields for wheat rust, which could become an issue due to cool, wet spring weather.

waiting right now for the farm- ers when they would like to go to the fields, but we must do all that we can to protect the soil in our fields,” observed Noggle. “Sometimes jumping right into the soil could be a bad decision. “We need to consider the lon- gevity of the soils,” continued Noggle. “When we look at soil health, it’s the key to everything that we do.” Van Wert County Extension educator Curtis Young said that it’s important that farmers learn to farm by the conditions rather than by the calendar. “It’s really easy to panic and

start farming by the date, which could be the worst thing to do,” said Young. “The best time to go is when everything is right to go. Going anytime up until now would be the wrong time to go. Nature will tell us when it’s the right time to go.” Noggle said another local con- cern to her, especially in the area of horticulture, is that of cedar apple rust. “On the horticulture side, we need to look out for that,” said Noggle. “As in the field crops, we have to carefully study the problem and decide what would be the best decision to make.”

70 years of living and then some

My dad was a master at dif- ferent meaningful sayings that often stimulated listeners to understanding his point in a catchy way. For example, one of his fa- vorite sayings regarded differ- ent eras and happenings most people experience in a lifetime, each different from the other, but somewhat related in a way. “Just remember, in 70 years of living, everyone lives out 70 years,” he would say. It took a little while, but as life advanced, it began to sink in to me that there are times in life when we experience the best and the worst, similar to what others around us go through. Sometimes we seem- ingly have extended good times and other times “things” seem to cluster, such as sur- gery, bad news, good news, the loss of a loved one, a bro- ken down appliance or vehicle or something traumatic in the life of another, all relatively within a short time. Sometimes those moments are quite a chunk of “70 years of living” in a short time. Oth- er things reflect the best of life, friendships, wisdom, unexpect- ed bonuses, good news on sev- eral fronts, vacations and other high periods. Like the song says, “I’ve seen sunny days I thought would never end.” This past week, as a fami- ly, we worked through one of the cloudy days we wished we could work through quickly. It

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we could work through quickly. It SpunSpun by Jim Langham has been five years since my

has been five years since my father-in-law passed at age 90 in New Jersey. For 40 years, he and my stepmother-in-law seemingly rode the wings of success. He had a machine pat- ented in Washington and went on the road and had good suc- cess marketing it. She worked as an RN, first in a hospital in New York City, and then for a close friend who spent his life doctoring children. They traveled from their home in New Jersey to vis- it our family in the Midwest many times. They belonged to a hiking club, were active in their church and my father- in-law spent much of his time playing brass in a Salvation Army Band. Our visits to New Jersey would consist of trips to the city, museum and zoo visits and lots of sunny days we thought would never end.

Since the time of my father- in-law’s passing, my moth- er-in-law gradually has gone

downhill, slowly at first, then more rapidly. A few months ago, it became apparent she could not live by herself any longer, so she agreed to move

to the Midwest (with a slew of

her cats) and allow us to sur- round her in this part of her “70 years of living,” although she will be 80 years old in a few days. This past week, our family

traveled to New Jersey, rented

a moving truck, spent three

days packing and the last un- pleasant act of rounding up several scared cats (she calls them her babies) and loaded them in the car. We mixed several memory-makers and sat and talked at length about memories that had flown so quickly. We loaded the truck and headed west, with our car- avan arriving in Fort Wayne a few days ago. One great realization that can be a part of life’s lessons; our mother-in-law will now be with us full-time and we will hopefully be able to spend several enjoyable years with Grandma in our midst. The kids and Kirsten are excited. Like my dad always said, “Life is like a snowball go- ing down a mountain; it gains more and more steam as it ap- proaches the bottom.” That, I believe, I can under- stand more than ever!

Vantage receives $500,000 grant for RAMTEC robotics

VAN WERT – The Precision Machining, Electricity, and In- dustrial Mechanics programs at Vantage recently received the news that they were awarded an Ohio Straight A Grant for $500,000 through the Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Education Collab- orative (RAMTEC), which is housed at Tri-Rivers Career Cen- ter in Marion. These grant monies will be used to supplement the two pro- grammable robots and one robot- ic welder currently at Vantage. Included in the grant is money for both Motoman and FANUC industrial robots and simulators, CNC machines and certifications, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s), and hydraulic trainers. Along with the equipment come opportunities for students to get certifications in a variety of ad- vanced manufacturing operations. “This is an incredible opportu- nity for not only Vantage Career Center and its students, but also for the area business that rely on robotics in their facilities. This grant will allow us to stay current

in the area of robotics and allow our students to be trained on state- of-the-art equipment,” stated Ted Verhoff, Trade and Industrial su- pervisor. The equipment and curriculum is expected to arrive in the next six to seven months. “Vantage would like to thank General Motors Powertrain (De- fiance) and B.K. Tool (Kalida) for their letters of support in order for us to receive the grant,” said Verhoff. “Students from Paulding, Wayne Trace and Antwerp, as well as our other 10 schools will be able to take advantage of this opportunity. Advanced manufac- turing continues to thrive in our region and it is imperative that Vantage does its part in order to train our students not only for their chosen career field but also for the many colleges that offer degrees in the advanced manu- facturing industry.” For more information on the RAMTEC implementation at Vantage, please contact Ted Ver- hoff at 1-800-686-3944 or 419- 238-5411, ext. 2161.

Ted Ver- hoff at 1-800-686-3944 or 419- 238-5411, ext. 2161. Pictured with the current Motoman and

Pictured with the current Motoman and FANUC robots are, from left – Tanner Cook, Levi Priest and Noah Ryan, all juniors from Wayne Trace in the Vantage Industrial Mechanics program taught by Kevin Van Oss.

Five-year forecast highlight of Vantage board meeting


lections for the .8 operating levy. The

duction was used to show this.

31. She has been with Vantage for 40

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The forecast also looked at


VAN WERT – The Vantage Ca-

.8 operating levy is up for renewal and will be on the ballot in November

property tax allocation, expenditures,

Resolution to approve the

reer Center Board of Education held


and restricted grants-in-aid.

purchase of precision machine and

its regular May board meeting on

Tangible Personal Property

construction equipment technology

Thursday evening. Notes on the five-

Tax - Fiscal years 2016-17 revenues

Other highlights of the board meeting included:

equipment for the purpose of instruc-

year forecast were discussed, along

Resolution to approve the

tional use.

with other items.

have been certified by the county au- ditor.

purchase of intermediate and ad-

The board approved em-

Vantage Treasurer Laura Peters

Unrestricted Grants-in-aid -

ployment for Kenneth Pinks-Liebert

The board approved supple-

delivered the updates to those in at- tendance. Highlights of the five-year forecast include:

Fiscal year 2016-17 are flat lined. Fis- cal year 2018 will be a start of a new biennium for the state. The Governor

vanced Health Tech patient simu- lators. These simulators would be beneficial in training for nursing. Use would include, but not limited

and Cory Miller, both as summer technology helpers.

• General Property Tax (Real

Estate) - Fiscal Year 2016 and 2017 has been certified by the county au- ditor. Fiscal year 2018 increased .5 percent. Fiscal year 2019 is increased by .5 percent but only shows half col-

has been talking about removing the guarantee from the formula. The dis- trict does not anticipate increased en- rollment, so the district will see less in the state funding projections for

fiscal years 2018-20. A 2 percent re-

to, training in respiratory therapy, phlebotomy, and many other pre pro- grammed scenarios.

• The board accepted the res-

ignation of Jo Mohr, secretary, for the purpose of retirement, effective July

mental contracts for the following:

Amy Grothouse, first year resident educator mentor for Wendy Baum-

le; Mike Miller, first year resident educator mentor for Larry Davis; Susar Farr, first year resident educa-

tor mentor for David DeLano; Beth Evans, third year resident educator

mentor for Samantha Heckler; and Theresa Ratliff-Dotterer, third year resident educator facilitator for Larry Regedanz, Sarah Wurth, Samantha Heckler and Matthew Miller.

WBESC meeting

VAN WERT – The Western Buckeye Educational Service Cen- ter will hold its monthly governing board meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 in the Van Wert ESC Office, 813A N. Franklin St., Van Wert.

10A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, May 11, 2016

10A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Wetlands like ones in the Forrest Woods

Wetlands like ones in the Forrest Woods Nature Preserve along the Marie de Larme Creek in Pauld- ing County perform important ecosystem services – including filtering nutrients from the water.

Bringing back a natural treasure

CECIL – Black Swamp Conservancy is proud to have derived its name from the Great Black Swamp that once covered much of northwest Ohio. A formidable wetland com- plex, the historic swamp stretched over 1,500 square miles of the Western Lake Erie Basin. With the arrival of European settlers, “big changes” did come, and the swamp was labo-

riously cleared and drained in the first half of the 19th century. The result of these efforts is

a landscape dominated by some of the most

fertile farmland found anywhere in the world. As is often the case when we try to domi-

nate nature, not all of the results are positive. The draining of the swamp meant sweeping loss of some of the most biologically produc- tive places on earth – wetlands which are also incredibly efficient at cleaning water. Studies suggest that an acre of wetland can store as much as 300 pounds of phosphorus and uptake another 350 pounds per year. Con- sidering that so many wetlands in northwest Ohio have been destroyed – upwards of 99%

– it is no surprise that the region is facing dif- ficult water quality issues. Enhancement and restoration of wetlands

is central to improving the health of our wa-

tershed. Our region has lost too many of its natural defenses, and we need to return some to the landscape. The Conservancy has been doing its part by working to acquire and restore strategically selected lands. These sites are ones that will result in the greatest benefit to water quality, wildlife habitat, and public recreation. Our Forrest Woods Nature Preserve in Paulding County is a perfect example of a strategically sited wetland for affecting water quality. It is situated at the confluence of the Marie de Larme Creek and the Maumee Riv- er, northwest of Cecil. This means that all of the water draining from the watershed must pass through the pre-

serve. At times of heavy rain and high stream flow, the creek spills over into the expansive lowland wetland. That spill water is held back and naturally treated before reaching the river and ultimately Lake Erie. Worth noting is that Forrest Woods is only

a very small portion of the Marie de Larme

watershed, but one that is contributing signif- icant value in ecosystem services. Black Swamp Conservancy is currently working on a large-scale stream and wetland restoration at Forrest Woods, which will fur- ther enhance the preserve’s contributions to clean water. More of this work is needed if we are go- ing to continue to bring about positive change

to water quality and wildlife species. For that reason, the Conservancy is undertaking sev- eral such projects across both the Maumee and Sandusky watersheds. Healing our lake will take time, and wet- lands are only part of the long-term solution. But they are a viable solution that we can be- gin implementing today. This Saturday, May 14, a program will be conducted at the Forrest Woods Nature Pre- serve. It begins at 9 a.m. Invasive plant re- moval is the topic. Learn more about the restoration project going on at Forrest Woods Nature Preserve by joining the group for a community infor- mation meeting. It is scheduled for Monday, July 11, begin- ning at 5:30 p.m. in the Black Swamp Nature Center, 753 Fairground Drive Paulding. After

a brief presentation, Conservancy representa-

tives will be on hand to answer questions and obtain feedback. For more information, con- tact Chris at 419-833-1025. Anyone interested in helping at one of their volunteer days? Give Emily a call at 419-833- 1025 or send her an email at enunn@black-

Guilford accepts PCBDD superintendent position

PAULDING – On Feb. 15, the Paulding County Board of Developmental Disabilities (PCBDD) entered into a shared services agreement with Wil- liams County Board of Devel- opmental Disabilities for Deb- ra Guilford to provide super- intendent services to PCBDD until May 31. This shared services agree- ment was due to the sudden, accidental death of PCBDD su- perintendent Lisa Recker, and was a solution for the immedi- ate need of a superintendent. Since serving as the interim superintendent, the Paulding County Board of Developmen- tal Disabilities asked Guilford to continue to serve as their superintendent, thus extending the Shared Services Agreement through Dec. 31. Ohio Revised Code states that “If the superintendent position becomes vacant, the county board first shall consid- er entering into an agreement with another county board for the sharing of a superintendent under division (B) of this sec-

of a superintendent under division (B) of this sec - Debra Guilford has agreed to a

Debra Guilford has agreed to a shared position with Paulding and Williams counties as the superintendent of their boards of Developmental Disabilities. Her contract began in February and continues through the end of this year.

county board may employ a superintendent in accordance with this section to fill the va- cancy.”

tion. If the county board deter- mines there are no significant efficiencies or it is impractical to share a superintendent, the

or it is impractical to share a superintendent, the Joe Shouse/ Paulding County Progress NATIONAL DAY

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NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER OBSERVED – On Thursday, May 5, National Day of Prayer was ob- served during several events around the county and around the nation. The Paulding Ministerial Association held one gathering in the gazebo on the courthouse lawn.

held one gathering in the gazebo on the courthouse lawn. Paulding County Veterans Service Office donated

Paulding County Veterans Service Office donated $2,000 to the Honor Flight project organized by Paulding Putnam Electric employees. Jonathon Lichty, county veterans service officer, present- ed the donation.

Commissioners’ Journal
Commissioners’ Journal

Commissioners’ Journal April 18, 2016 This 18th 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. MEETING NOTES OF AP- POINTMENTS County Treasurer Lou Ann Wannemacher presented her monthly reports for the commissioners’ re- view. The county’s investments total


Wannemacher then explained the monthly breakdown of invest- ment interest for 2016, which in- cluded investment interest earned by Economic Development, Pauld- ing County Jail, Paulding County Engineer, and from CUSIPs. The commissioners noted total interest revenue collected so far in 2016 is $29,116.16; $70,000 was estimated and Wannemacher is confident it will be met for the year. Wannemacher also distributed the 2015-16 Summary of Charges, re- porting real estate tax delinquencies. She noted current year delinquencies are at only 4%. She reported her em- ployees are working diligently to de- termine property owners and collect the delinquent taxes. The commissioners applauded Wannemacher and her staff for their persistency in working on tax collec- tions. The sales tax report for 2016 was available for review. County Auditor Claudia Fickel distributed various reports were for the commissioners’ review. Fickel noted the sales tax received in April totaled $144,721.77, up from April 2015 by $6,904.92 and up $10,857.38 from the four-year average (2012- 2015) for the same month. EXECUTIVE SESSION A motion was made by Holtsberry to go into executive session at 8:04

a.m. with the Paulding County Pros- ecutor to discuss legal matters. At 8:22 a.m. all members present agreed to adjourn the executive ses- sion and go into regular session. IN THE MATTER OF ADOPT- ING THE UPDATED COUNTY TRAVEL POLICY Klopfenstein moved to adopt the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the Board of Pauld- ing County Commissioners has included in their Paulding County Business Travel Policy a section addressing Allowable Reimbursable Expenses; and WHEREAS, it is necessary to up- date the Meals portion of the Allow- able Reimbursable Expenses section of the Paulding County Business Travel Policy; now, therefore BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby adopt the following up- date to the Meals portion of the Al- lowable Reimbursable Expenses sec- tion of the Paulding County Business Travel Policy as follows: III. Meals – C. If overnight travel is not required, meal allowances are allowed at 75%, not to exceed $44.25 per day.

Commissioners’ Journal April 20, 2016 This 20th 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. MEETING NOTES OF AP- POINTMENTS County Auditor Claudia Fickel distributed various reports were for the commissioners’ review. Fickel noted the sales tax received in April totaled $144,721.77, up from April, 2015, by $6,904.92 and up $10,857.38 from the four-year aver- age (2012-2015) for the same month. Real estate conveyance fees collected in the first quarter totaled $44,593.72,

up 43% from 2015’s first quarter.

General fund receipts were $1,912,532.64 for the first quarter, 2016, while expenses for the same time frame totaled $1,518,954.48. Fickel noted Plattenburg (audi- tors) finished their work at the court- house last week. She asked if the cyber security policy has been approved. The com- missioners confirmed that the policy has the appropriate signatures and it will now be scanned and e-mailed to county entities, inviting them to adopt it or use it as a template to cre- ate their own policy.

Fickel had questions about court- house security. The commissioners explained they are still trying to determine the best route to ensure safety for elected officials, employ- ees and the general public doing business at the courthouse.

In lieu of recent credit card con- sideration, Fickel suggested investi- gating issuing a tax exempt card and reimbursing employees for cash pur- chases. She noted her real estate office would be closed on May 26 for soft- ware training. County Engineer Travis McGar- vey met briefly with the commission- ers to update them on the road agree- ment with EDP for the Timber Road

III (Starwood) project.

Dog Warden Jared Renollet re- ported the security cameras at the dog kennel are up and running. He noted the dog count at the kennel has risen slightly. Dog tag sales were down

from last year. Renollet also reported

a couple of dog attacks. He will be taking vacation the last week in July and the first week

in August. Renollet said he could get volunteers to feed and water the dogs, but was a bit concerned about some- one to cover the day-to-day activities

at the kennel. He will discuss his con-

cerns with Sheriff Landers. Renollet was given permission to

purchase a vacuum cleaner for the dog kennel. EXECUTIVE SESSION A motion was made by Holtsberry to go into executive session at 8:04 a.m. with the Paulding County Pros- ecutor to discuss legal matters. At 8:22 a.m. all members present agreed to adjourn the executive ses- sion and go into regular session.

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The Black Swamp Arbor #780 of Paulding is holding their monthly meetings and thinking of ways to help the people of the surrounding communities. They give money to different organizations and Gleaner Life Insurance Society matches their amounts. This time, the monies were given to four area volun- teer fire departments – Cecil, Antwerp, Payne and Convoy – to help them purchase supplies, which in turn will help all of the

people in the communities. The amount of monies given away are based upon many dif- ferent things. One is meeting at- tendance, another is the number of people to help with the orga-

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Van Wert Rib Fest coming in August

VAN WERT – Plans for the 10th annual Van Wert Rib Fest are well under way. Rib Fest 2016 will take place at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds on Friday, Aug. 5 with gates opening at 5 p.m. and on Saturday, Aug. 6 starting at 11 a.m. Rib vendors this year will include After Hours BBQ from Or- rville, Bad Azz BBQ from Pittsburgh, Gibson’s Barnyard BBQ from Convoy, Low & Slow BBQ from Fort Wayne, Pigtails BBQ from West Salem, Smoke Shack BBQ from Pickerington and Timmy’s BBQ from Garrett, Ind. The Jubilee Winery will be returning this year with wine tasting and wine slushies. Entertainment this year will be Sierra Shame and the Mus- tang Sally Band from Fort Wayne and will take to the Cooper Farms Entertainment Stage. Opening for Sierra Shame will be another Fort Wayne band, Soft N’ Heavy. Opening for Mustang Sally will be Hot ‘N’ Nasty from the Defiance area. A car show/cruise-in is being added to the list of events at this year’s event. Pre-register at All vehicles are welcome. The annual wiffleball tournament will be expand this year to include a lower division for players in grades 8 and under, while a upper division will be held for players in grades 9 through 12. Registration forms are available at the Convention & Visitors Bureau office located at 136 E. Main St., Van Wert, or call 419-238-9378.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 11A ‘Pink Lemonade’ is in flower right now.

‘Pink Lemonade’ is in flower right now. It produced oodles of pink blueberries last year, and though they look different than the usual blueberry, the taste is the same – delicious!

Growing blueberries

I’m not sure I would have ever tried growing blueberries here at Our Little Acre had I not been

sent a few plants to trial several years ago. Not knowing much about what it took to grow them,

I blindly agreed and then set

about researching their require- ments. There may be gardeners in Paulding County who grow blueberries, but it’s not like we’re Down Easters, who likely

eat them as their first fruit as ba- bies. When it comes to blueber- ries, Maine has what it takes to grow a lot of them. The plants I was sent were specifically bred for container growing – Brazelberries® ‘Peach Sorbet’, ‘Jelly Bean’, and

a pink blueberry called ‘Pink

Lemonade’. These varieties can be used ornamentally, because blueberries really do make beau- tiful plants even when they aren’t bearing fruit, but they also pro- duce deliciously edible berries. Blueberries can be a chal- lenge when growing them in the ground, especially in our area. They require excellent drainage, something that for most of us is in short supply because of the heavy clay that’s prominent here. Amending the soil can take care of that. But blueberries also require a soil pH on the acidic side (4.5 – 5.5) and we tend to be alkaline. This is why we have pink hy-

In the Garden By Kylee Baumle
In the Garden
By Kylee Baumle

drangeas rather than blue ones, too. Again, soil can be amended to make it more acidic, but that’s

more difficult when blueberries are planted in the ground. It’s much easier to control this in a container. I grew my blueberries in con- tainers for two years, and then got brave and put them in the ground. I fed them with an or- ganic fertilizer for acid-loving plants and mulched them with pine needles from our pine trees. The last two summers they’ve been growing in the ground and we’ve had decent blueberry crops, considering. But it could be better. This year, I’m going to return them to their containers, where I can better control the acidity of the soil. Happy plants make me

happy, too. Why grow blueberries? There are several reasons. First of all, they’re expensive to buy in the grocery store. Blueberries are one of the top five most expen- sive fruits (per pound), yet one of the easiest to grow yourself. Secondly, they’re a superfood in that they really pack a punch when it comes to nutrients. In general, fruits and vegeta- bles that are purple, blue or red are higher in antioxidants. Their color lets you know that they’re going to help your body fight in- flammation, maintain healthier cells, and strengthen your im- mune system. Third, it’s just fun to grow food when it comes on a plant that’s aesthetically beautiful for three seasons of the year. The fall color on blueberry plants is generally a deep red, and sometimes you’ll get some orange tinges, too. Container blueberries aren’t difficult to find in local garden centers or big box stores. Look for these varieties: Top Hat, Sun- shine Blue Dwarf, Jelly Bean, Pink Popcorn (an improved Pink Lemonade), Northblue, North- country, or Blueberry Glaze. Read more at Kylee’s blog, Our Little Acre, at www.ourlit- and on Facebook at tleAcre. Contact her at Pauld- ingProgressGardener@gmail. com.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 1B

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Paulding County Progress - 1B PAULDING PROGRESS SPORTS Kelly Pracht/ Paulding County Progress Paulding base runner

Kelly Pracht/Paulding County Progress

Paulding base runner Kristen Schilt looks down at home plate as the umpire motions the safe sign. Schilt came home on a wild pitch for the run. The Lady Panthers defeated conference foe Allen East 3-0.

Track & Field

Blue Jays fly past competition

By KEVIN WANNEMACHER Sports Writer PAULDING – Delphos St. John’s swept a quadrangular track meet at Paulding last Tues- day as the Blue Jays defeated Crestview, Wayne Trace and the host Panthers. The Blue Jay boys totaled 80 points to nip the Raiders’ 77 fol- lowed by Crestview with 57 and Paulding with 41. Wayne Trace’s Scott Wen- ninger was a double winner, cap- turing the shot put at 40-8 and the discus with a toss of 117-5. The Raiders’ Cole Shepherd won the high jump with a leap of 5-6 while teammate Seth Saylor took first in the 300 hurdles with a time of 43.00. Austin Kuhn also picked up a first place finish, tak- ing the 110 hurdles in 16.0 sec- onds. Brendon Lothamer of Pauld- ing won the pole vault at 12-0. Other Panther placers includ- ed Simeon Shepherd (3200 run, third and 1600 run, second), Day- ton Pracht (3200 run, fifth), Jes- se Goings (200 dash, third), Joe Shaffer (400 dash, fifth), Preston Ingol (100 dash, third), Alex Re- ithman (100 dash, fifth and high jump, second) and Matson (pole vault, fourth). Rounding out Wayne Trace scorers were Noah Hasch (shot put, fourth), Colton Hower (shot put, fifth), Nick Durre (discus, second), Jon Sinn (high jump, third), Evan Mohr (pole vault, second), Saylor (110 hurdles and 200 dash, second), Josh Kuhn (110 hurdles, third and 300 hur- dles, second), Conner Britt (110 hurdles, fourth), Austin Reed (1600 run, fifth and 800 run, third), Shepherd (400 dash, sec- ond) and Chance Elliott (800 run, fourth). Delphos St. John’s girls track team totaled 94 points to get past second place Wayne Trace’s 82 with Paulding (50) and Crestview (29) rounding out the field. Monique Goings took first in four events for the Raiders, two

as an individual and two relays. Goings captured the 100 dash (12.6) and 200 dash (27.2) indi- vidually while also being a part of the first place 400 relay (52.75) and 800 relay (1:52.91). Gracie Gudakunst, Shayna Temple and Erin Mohr were also on the 800 relay squad while Gudakunst, El- lie Moore and Temple comprised the rest of the 400 relay. Erin Mohr was a double win- ner for the red-white-and- blue, taking first in both the high jump (5-0) and long jump (14-6-1/2) while Hollie Wannemacher took first in both the 1600 run (6:19.53) and 3200 run (13:28). Ellie Stoller captured the shot put with a toss of 31-10 and Estie Sinn took first in the discus after a throw of 99-8. Jacee Harwell of Paulding took first in the pole vault at 9-0.

Kaylee Shepherd (800 run, fourth), Celia Baker (3200 run, fourth and 1600 run, fifth), Gra- cie Laukhuf (400 dash, fourth), Gudakunst (100 dash, third), Sinn (shot put, second), Stoller (discus, fifth) and Erica Mohr (shot put, fifth) also placed for Wayne Trace. Point scorers for the maroon- and-white were Leah Nusbaum (shotput,thirdanddiscus,fourth), Miah Coil (shot put, fourth), Christine Clapsaddle (discus, third), Kristen Razo (high jump, third and 200 dash, fourth), Tori Bradford (high jump, fourth), JoEllyn Salinas (pole vault, sec- ond), Emilee Ringler (1600 run, fourth), Jessica Weller (300 hur- dles, second), Abbie McMichael (300 hurdles, fifth), Erin Karl- stadt (200 dash, third) and Coli Talbott (200 dash, fifth).

stadt (200 dash, third) and Coli Talbott (200 dash, fifth). Kelly Pracht/ Paulding County Progress Emilee

Kelly Pracht/Paulding County Progress

Emilee Ringler representing the Paulding Lady Panthers fin- ished fourth in the 1600 meet during a recent quad meet held at Paulding with competition from Wayne Trace, Crestview and Delphos St. John’s.

Varsity Softball
Varsity Softball

ANTWERP ANTWERP 9, OTTOVILLE 1 Antwerp plated three runs each in the second and third in- nings and never looked back as the Archers posted a 9-1 victory over Ottoville in non-league action. The Archers added a single run in the fourth, sixth and sev- enth innings to seal the victory. Ottoville got its only run in the fourth. Sydney Barnhouse topped the Archer offense with a pair of singles while Avery Braaten, Sierra Cline, Beth Hawley, Callie Perry and Emily Derck all added singles. Braaten also picked up the win on the mound, striking out four and walking one. Callie Perry tossed the final two innings, fanning one Big Green hitter. TINORA 11, ANTWERP 2 Tinora wrapped up the outright Green Meadows Conference championship with an 11-2 win over Antwerp on Thursday night. The Rams pounded out 14 hits and seized control of the con- test with a six-run first inning. Tinora added a single run in the fourth while Antwerp picked up two in its half of the frame to pull within 7-2.

See SOFTBALL, page 2B

half of the frame to pull within 7-2. See SOFTBALL, page 2B Kelly Pracht/ Paulding County

Kelly Pracht/Paulding County Progress

Wayne Trace high jumper Jon Sinn took third place in the quad meet held at Paulding last Tues- day. As a team, the Raiders finished just three points out of first place behind Delphos St. John’s.

three points out of first place behind Delphos St. John’s. Kelly Pracht/ Paulding County Progress Alex

Kelly Pracht/Paulding County Progress

Alex Riethman completed a successful jump during the Panther quad meet with Wayne Trace, Crest- view, and Delphos St. John’s. Riethman finished second in the high jump and fifth in the 100 yard dash.

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At Antwerp:

Boys’ meet – Woodlan (Ind.) Fairview Wayne Trace Antwerp Paulding Edon Smith Academy Girls’ meet – Fairview Wayne Trace Woodlan Antwerp Edon Paulding

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Sports schedule

THURSDAY, MAY 12 – Softball: Paulding hosts Defiance Baseball: Paulding at Fairview (sectional) Track & Field: Paulding at NWC Meet at Ada FRIDAY, MAY 13 – Softball: Antwerp at Woodlan; Paulding hosts Delphos Jefferson (sectional) Baseball: Antwerp at Woodlan; Wayne Trace at Miller City Track & Field: Antwerp and Wayne Trace at GMC Meet at Ayersville MONDAY, MAY 16 – Softball: District tournaments through May 21 Baseball: Paulding at Crestview; District tournaments through May


Track & Field: Wayne Trace hosts Antwerp, Paulding in county track Track & Field: District tourna- ments through May 21

Division IV Sectional Baseball

Hilltop sidelines Archers in baseball sectional

By JOE SHOUSE Sports Writer WEST UNITY – In their opening game of the OHSAA baseball tournament the Ant- werp Archers traveled to West Unity on Saturday to play Hilltop. The Cadets, representing the Buckeye Border Conference (BBC) and standing at 9-10 on the year, trailed 2-0 after two innings but rallied with a run in the second and three more in the fifth to take a 4-2 advantage. The Archers collected another run in the top of the sixth but couldn’t

get any closer to fall 4-3. With the loss the blue-and- white fall to 2-14 on the season. The Archers out-hit the Ca- dets nine to four with Trey Mills and Cole Seslar each col- lecting two singles. Dylan Peters took the loss, working six innings and allow- ing four runs, four hits, walking one and striking out seven. With the win, Hilltop will tan- gle with Edon on Wednesday in a BBC showdown. Both teams played earlier in the season with the cadets win- ning both tilts 3-0 and 5-1.

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Division III Sectional Baseball

Missed opportunities cost WT in extra-inning sectional loss

By KEVIN WANNEMACHER Sports Writer HAVILAND – Wayne Trace and Evergreen played through eleven innings of scoreless base- ball before the visiting Vikings scored six times in the 12th inning in posting a 6-1 victory over the Raiders in Division III sectional action Sat- urday afternoon. It was a game neither team deserved to lose but missed opportunities proved to be the differ- ence as the Raider tournament run came to an early close. Wayne Trace’s Braden Zuber and Evergreen’s Bryce Hudik combined for 20 innings of score- less baseball while striking out 25 hitters and al- lowing only seven hits and eight walks. Neither, though, got a decision as the two of- fenses failed to produce a run until the 12th in- ning. Two walks, two batters hit by pitch, two Raid- er errors and an Evergreen bunt singled led to six Viking runs and put the visitors on top 6-0. Wayne Trace (6-13) did get a Luke Miller run in the bottom of the 13th to get on the scoreboard but that was all the Raiders mustered. The red-white-and-blue did have opportuni- ties earlier in the game though. In the seventh, Grant Baumle reached on an error and Seth Yenser was intentionally walked

with one out but two strikeouts ended the threat. The following inning, Austin Fast walked while Blaine Jerome reached on an error and Noah Stoller walked to load the bases with one out. However, the Vikings (7-14) again escaped by getting a pair of strikeouts to keep the game tied at 0-0. One inning later, Wayne Trace again put two runners on with two outs only to see a groundout and lineout stop the scoring opportunity. Hudik finished the contest for the Vikings with a dozen strikeouts while giving up six hits and three walks in the no-decision effort. Teagen Pinkelman garnered the win for the Vikings, tossing two innings while allowing three hits. Drew Greene had a single for the Vikings while Alec Trucker added a bunt single, the only two Evergreen hits on the day. Wayne Trace totaled nine hits, led by three singles from Blaine Jerome along with a pair of singles each by Austin Fast and Quinton Stabler. Korbin Slade and Braden Zuber also had singles for the Raiders. Zuber tossed ten innings as well, fanning 13 Viking hitters and giving up only one hit and five walks. Noah Stoller took the loss, allowing two walks and striking out one in 1-1/3 innings. Aus- tin Fast tossed the final two-thirds of an inning.

Varsity Track
Varsity Track

ANTWERP INVITE Boys team results: 1. Wood- lan 156; 2. Fairview 148; 3. Wayne Trace 71; 4. Antwerp 49; 5. Paulding 33; 6. Edon 31 1/2; 7. Smith Academy 3


Individual and team win-

ners follow, local participants only are listed. Discus: 4. Scott Wenninger, Wayne Trace. Shot Put: 3. Scott Wen- ninger, Wayne Trace. Long jump: 4. Cole Shep- herd, Wayne Trace. High jump: 3. Erik Buchan, Antwerp. 3200 relay: 1. Fairview, 2. Antwerp, 3. Paulding. 110 hurdles: 1. Seth Saylor 15.56, Wayne Trace; 2. Kuhn, Wayne Trace.

100 meter: 3. Preston In-

gol, Paulding.

800 relay: 2. Fairview, 3.

Wayne Trace, 4. Paulding. 1600 meter: 1. Sam Wil- liamson, Antwerp 4:28; 4. Erik Buchan, Antwerp.

400 relay: 2. Fairview, 3.

Paulding, 4. Edon. 400 meter: Cole Shepherd, Wayne Trace 52.33. 300 hurdles: 2. Seth Say- lor, Wayne Trace. 3. Kuhn, Wayne Trace. 800 meter: 2. Brandon Laney, Antwerp. 3200 meter: 1. Sam Wil- liamson, Antwerp 9:57; 4. Simeon Shepherd, Paulding. 1600 relay: 3. Wayne Trace, 4. Paulding. Girls’ team results: 1. Fair- view 148; 2. Wayne Trace 103; 3. Woodlan 93; 4. An- twerp 73; 5. Edon 52; 6. Paulding 50. Individual and team win- ners follow, local participants only are listed. Discus: 1. Estie Sinn, Wayne Trace 97-3; 2. Klayre Manella, Antwerp; 4. Madi- son Chastain, Wayne Trace. Shot put: 1. Stoller, Wayne Trace 33-9; 2. Sinn, Wayne Trace. Long jump: 2. Mohr, Wayne Trace, 4. Roberts, An-


High jump: 2. Mohr, Wayne Trace; 3. Hope Smith, Antwerp; 4. Tori Bradford, Paulding. Pole vault: 1. Jacee Har-

well, Paulding 9-3, 3. JoEllyn Salinas, Paulding. 3200 relay: 1. Antwerp 10:20; 4. Wayne Trace.

110 hurdles: 2, Castleman,

Wayne Trace; 4. Smith, Ant- werp.

100 meter: 1. Monique Go-

ings, Wayne Trace 12.21.

800 relay: 1. Woodlan, 2.

Wayne Trace, 3. Paulding.

400 relay: 1. Woodlan, 2.

Wayne Trace, 3. Paulding.

400 meter: 3. Williamson,



hurdles: 3. Miesle, An-



meter: 1. Longardner,

Antwerp 2:23. 200 meter: 1. Goings, Wayne Trace 26.21, 4. Stahl, Paulding. 3200 meter: 4. Wannemach- er, Wayne Trace. 1600 relay: 1. Antwerp 4:20, 3. Paulding.

Division IV Sectional Softball

Archers drop 6-1 decision to Lancers

By JOE SHOUSE Sports Writer