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Summer concert series begins Friday evening

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

Limberlost will be meeting topic

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

Pool set to open

PAULDING – The open- ing of the Paulding Munic- ipal Pool is scheduled for Monday, May 30, weather permitting.

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

of the border with Indiana. Her car was later found in Hun- DANIEL ZERBE SR. tington

DANIEL ZERBE SR.

tington County, Ind., in a parking lot outside of Markle, just hours after au- thorities asked for the public’s help in finding the vehicle.

asked for the public’s help in finding the vehicle. WILMA SCHWARTZ “Through our investigation, we discovered

WILMA SCHWARTZ

“Through our investigation, we discovered Schwartz was shot inside her vehicle by Zerbe. We learned Schwartz and Zerbe had been in a

relationship for several years, and it wasn’t good,” said Sheriff Jason K. Landers. “My deputies were able to advance this case when Zerbe was arrested on an unrelated warrant, and he was found in possession of the gun used in the (Schwartz) murder.” Although Schwartz’s body was found in Paulding County, it is uncer- tain where the crime occurred. The sheriff noted, “We do not have the location of the shooting. The prose- cutor’s research indicates the suspect will be charged where the victim is found if the actual scene is unknown.” Zerbe will be served a copy of the warrant on indictment regarding this case, and eventually be extradited to Paulding County for arraignment on these charges, according to the sher- iff. No local court dates have been set. Zerbe also has outstanding war-

See INDICTED, page 2A

Officials give clarification on special audit

By DENISE GEBERS Progress Staff Writer PAULDING – Clarifica- tion on a story appearing in last week’s edition of the Paulding County Progress was offered by county Com- missioner Tony Zartman and county Auditor Claudia Fick- el Monday morning. While last week’s article indicated an Ohio Auditor of State investigation was start- ed at the request of the coun- ty commissioners, there is a back story. According to the two local officials, the state auditor’s office was first approached by Fickel, who then talked with county commissioners.

“I found irregularities in day-to-day business, which prompted me to seek legal advice,” said Fickel. She was counseled to contact the State for investigation. After making a call to the Auditor of State’s office, Fickel informed the county commissioners of her con- cerns. Zartman said the board of commissioners supported her actions and agreed to enter into a contract with the Au- ditor of State for their inves- tigative services. Because the investigation is open, neither official could comment further on the mat- ter.

Grand jury indicts 10

PAULDING – A Paulding County grand jury returned indictments against 10 per- sons on Thursday, May 12.

The individuals will be ar- raigned in Paulding County Common Pleas Court. Those indicted were:

• Daniel W. Zerbe, 43,

address unknown, one count

murder, unclassified felony.

• Rodney A. Heath, 45,

Defiance, one count each aggravated robbery, first-de-

gree felony, and robbery, sec- ond-degree felony.

• Russell L. Hutchinson,

36, Defiance, one count ag-

gravated robbery, first-degree felony.

• Clarence J. Hoskins Jr.,

46, Oakwood, one count each burglary, second-degree felo- ny; and aggravated menacing,

first-degree misdemeanor.

• Decoda A. Blake, 28,

Continental, one count hav- ing weapons while under dis-

ability, third-degree felony.

• Tyler N. Moss, 28, ad-

dress unknown, one count possession of methamphet-

amine, fifth-degree felony.

• Trina D. Rodgers,

54, address unknown, one

count possession of cocaine, fifth-degree felony.

• Robert A. Banks, 41,

Oakwood, one count nonsup-

port of dependents, fourth-de-

gree felony.

• Hillary Zijlstra, 32, Ant-

werp, one count passing bad

checks, fifth-degree felony.

• Austin K. Zuver, 19,

Paulding, one count sex- ual offender registration, fourth-degree felony.

count sex- ual offender registration, fourth-degree felony. The John Paulding Historical Society Museum will host the

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

Museum to celebrate the arts

and artists of Paulding County

Museum to celebrate the arts and artists of Paulding County PAULDING – The “Celebration of the

PAULDING – The “Celebration of the Arts and Artists of Paulding County” exhibit opened last Satur- day, May 14 and continues through the end of June at the John Paulding Historical Society Museum, located across from the fairgrounds in Pauld- ing. The public is invited to view the beautiful artwork created by glass and enjoy the incredible talent of pot- tery artists – all from Paulding Coun- ty. Admission is free. The John Paulding Historical So- ciety Museum is open every Tuesday from 10 a.m. -4 p.m. or by appoint- ment. The museum also will be open Monday through Saturday, June 13- 18, during the Paulding County Fair.

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At Antwerp Council

Concerns heard on building standards ordinance

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

Our purpose isn’t to drive the renter out. We have simple, minimum stan- dards in mind and we don’t think there will be a problem,” said Mayor Ray DeLong. After discussion, the new ordinance will specify the third party as being the village administrator. The ordinance received its second reading during the meeting. The Safe Routes to School proj- ect will need to be rebid. The project received just one bid for $161,000, which is $30,000 more than the esti- mate. The Ohio Department of Trans- portation rejected the bid and will con- tinue to contact other contractors for input before a rebid process can take place, in early summer or late fall. The railroad crossing on Main Street is sinking on the south side of the track. Village administrator Keeran

has contacted Pioneer Railcorp about the condition of the crossing and they have applied to the Ohio Rail Com- mission for funding. The village will commit up to $10,000 in state highway funds to- wards the project. The estimated cost

to replace the entire crossing is esti- mated at $66,000 if the railroad sup- plies its own labor. Keeraan believes she will hear from the Rail Commis- sion within the next two weeks if fund- ing will be made available. The following ordinances were declared as an emergency and unani- mously passed:

• The transfer of $27,500 from the

general fund to the police fund.

• Amending a zoning ordinance to

establish and purpose business districts.

• Amending the official zoning

map and to rezone certain parcels from

business downtown district (B-1) to single family district (R-1) or Gateway Commercial District (B-2). Several ordinances concerning tap fees were passed following their third reading. Tap fees, including the sepa- ration of water and sewer, allow for a tap fee increase for a water connect as well as a sewer connection. Mayor DeLong reported that 30 cases were in Mayor’s Court and April receipts were $2,964.75. The mayor also reported that side- walk restoration will begin with the first project being on West Washing- ton Street.

Keeran reported the $3 million in- surance coverage covering property,

liability, buildings and vehicles has a yearly premium of $28,400, or $1,800

less than the previous year. Keeran has submitted to Maumee

Valley Planning Organization a Com- munity Development block Grant (CDBG) application for funding of a new roof for the fire department. The grant request was $20,000 with the vil- lage match being $11,900. Bob Winslow, representing the ball association, thanked council, Mayor DeLong and the village for making the needed repairs to solve the problem with draining and standing water at the ball fields. As recommended by the mayor, the council unanimously passed a motion to remove “old business and new busi- ness” from the council agendas. During the month of April, the Ant- werp Police Department answered 113 calls for service and 31 cases were re- ferred to Mayor’s Court. The EMS made 40 runs in April with a total of 127 for the year.

Paulding Council discusses fireworks, pool and money

By CARRIE ONDER Correspondent PAULDING – Mayor Greg Reinhart opened the Paulding Village Council meeting on May 16 in a moment of silence for former councilman Roger Sierer, who passed away last week. Reinhart said, “Roger was instrumental to the council for 16 years and will be missed throughout the town.” Peggy Emerson from the Paulding Chamber of Com- merce addressed the council re- garding the Leadership In Ac- tion class. This class has raised over $3,000 of the $9,800 that

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that resulted from a fire and to complete standard maintenance

of the skateboard park.

The repairs include removal of fence fabric, excavate and install stone base, form and

pour concrete pad, fence post

to be poured into concrete and

reinstall the fence fabric. The council has set a recreation board meeting for May 23 at 5:30 p.m. Emerson went on to report that only $2,200 remains to be raised for the John Pauld- ing Days fireworks. Emerson also presented the board with

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Paulding Days as well as a schedule for the Summer Con- cert Series. On behalf of Randy Daeger, who was absent, Councilwom- an Barbara Rife updated the council on the committee of the whole meeting held May

9. Rife reported two bids were received for the water meter project. The committee rec- ommended that the council re- ject the bid from Utility Sales Agency LLC, stating that this bid was not the lowest and best bid. Rife went on to report that the council should approve the

bid from Underground Pipe

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tinued Landers. “For our rural community and rather small office, we have been tasked with some very serious crimes the past several months. This group continues to come into work with positive attitudes day after day to protect and serve this community. It’s not easy at times, but all the cred- it goes to my staff for always showing up to do the best they can for Paulding County. I am very proud of them.”

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and Value Inc. for $386,328. The council voted unani- mously to reject the bid from Utility Sales Agency and voted unanimously to approve the bid from Underground Pipe and Value. Council unanimously passed the motion to authorize the ad- vertisement and acceptance of bids for the replacement of the existing inground water meter pits. The recreation board asked for permission to hire six peo- ple, who are either in the pro- cess of completing training or have already passed training, for summer help at the pool with starting pay of $6 for con- cessions and $7 for lifeguards. The recreation board plans on opening the pool on May 30, weather permitting. Resolution No. 1313-16 was unanimously passed under sus- pended rules, authorizing the village to prepare and submit an application for funding from the Ohio Department of Trans- portation Jobs and Commerce through the Paulding County Transportation Improvement District for the US 127/Gasser Road intersection improve- ments and to execute contracts as required. The council will be requesting approximately

$150,000.

Council unanimously ap- proved the Administrator’s Agenda that requested approv- al for advertising for bids for the “Water Tower Mainte- nance Project” on Grant Street that will be funded by a grant/ loan through the OPWC. Also included was a water, sewer

and refuse assessment for a res- idence owned by Thomas G. and Elizabeth G. Bussell. Finance Director Annette Hasch requested the following transfers of funds from the In- come Tax Fund number 102. Hasch stated that these neces- sary transfers were needed to be approved to pay the current notes down.

• $163,000 transferred to the Sewer Cap Improvement Fund (fund number 604).

• $30,000 transferred to the

Street Fund (fund number 201).

• $80,000 transferred to the

General Fund (fund number

101).

The board unanimously ap- proved the transfer of these funds. Administrator Harry Wiebe reported to the council that one out of five notes have been paid off this year and the other notes have been paid down by the amount of $285,000. Mayor Reinhart presented the EMS report for the month

of April. The report stated that there were 61 total calls, 62 to- tal patients, 264 total calls year to date and 280 total patients year to date. There are three new certified EMT’s: Andy Rager, Thomas Shrider and Jeff Schad. Councilman Tim Boss re- ported that the annual check from the Lela McGuire Jef- fery Trust in the amount of $3,211.93 was received to be used for the Lela McGuire Jef- fery Park. The cemetery board thanked the Gleaner members of Pauld- ing for there help resetting and straightening the Civil War tombstones as well as cleaning

up sticks and cleaning up Live Oak Cemetery.

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MAXELLEN

MASON

1917-2016

PAULDING – Maxellen M. Mason, age 98, died Sunday, May 8. She was born July 4, 1917 in Paulding County, the daughter of the late Carl and Maude (Ganger) Steele. In 1934, she married Kermit Mason, who preceded her in death on March 27, 1993. She is survived by a daugh- ter, Cindy Kasefang, St. Louis; two grandchildren, Chelsea and David Kasefang; and sis- ters, Mary Jane Gabers, Pauld- ing, and Eleanor Miller, Ant- werp. She also was preceded in death by a son, Jack Lee Mason; brothers, Lester, Doris, Claris, Ora and Carlos Steele; and a sister, Anna Ruth Steele. Graveside services were con- ducted Thursday, May 12 at St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding. Den Herder Funeral Home, Pauld- ing, was in charge of arrange- ments. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to Car- ing and Sharing Food Pantry. Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.

Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com. DEAN LePIERRE 1933-2016 PAYNE – Dean L. LePierre, 82,

DEAN

LePIERRE

1933-2016

PAYNE – Dean L. LePierre, 82, of Payne, passed away Monday, May 9 at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

PATTY SHAFER

1940-2016

PAULDING – Patty J. Sha-

fer, age 75, died Tuesday, May

10.

– Patty J. Sha- fer, age 75, died Tuesday, May 10. She was in Paulding County

She was

in

Paulding

County on

12,

the

Sept.

born

1940,

daughter

of the late

A l f r e d

“Bud” and Virginia (AuFrance) Manson. On Dec. 21, 1962, she married Donald D. Shafer, who pre- ceded her in death on Sept. 3,

2009.

She is survived by two chil- dren, Debra (Daniel) How- ell and Roger Shafer; three grandchildren, Alexis, Austin and Colton Howell; a brother, Jerry (Sharon) Manson; and

sister-in-law, Betty Shafer, all

of Paulding.

She also was preceded in death by an infant son, Randy Shafer; brother, Richard Man- son; and brother-in-law, John Shafer. Funeral services were Sat- urday, May 14 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding with the Rev. Karen Stetins offici- ating. Burial was in Sherman Cemetery, Oakwood. Den Herder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Paulding FFA Alumni or Paulding High School Athletic Boosters. Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh. com.

ROGER “BUCKY” SIERER

1943-2016

PAULDING – Roger D.

“Bucky” Sierer, age 72, died Wednesday, May 11. He

born

7,

in

ance,

son of the late Ralph

“ D e a n ”

and Bettie L. (Shook) Sierer. On Aug. 22, 1975, he married Elaine M. (Cotter- man) Lothamer. He was a 1961

graduate of Paulding High

School. He attended architec- ture school in Chicago; was owner of Sierer Construction from 1975-1990; plant manag- er of Advance Building Sys- tems (Wausau Homes) from 1990-1995; employed by Hart-

zog Lumber Company from

1995-2006; and bus driver for Paulding Exempted Village Schools. He was a 16-year Paulding Village councilman;

a member of Paulding Unit-

ed Methodist Church; secre-

was

Nov.

1943

Defi-

the

Unit- ed Methodist Church; secre- was Nov. 1943 Defi - the tary of CIC; charter member

tary of CIC; charter member of John Paulding Historical Society and Museum where he served on board of direc- tors from 2008 until present; Paulding County Democratic chairman and Paulding Coun- ty Election Board; chairman of PCFA; founder of Pauld- ing High School Athletic Hall of Fame and chairman of the selection committee. Roger coached high school basket- ball, baseball, Little League and softball. He was an avid IU basketball, Tin Caps and Detroit Tigers fan, flea market collector, and collector and co-owner of Baseball Cards of Paulding County. He was a six-year cancer survivor. He is survived by his wife, Elaine Sierer, Paulding, daugh- ters, Amy (Brian Rathbun) Lai- be of Pandora and Heather (Pat) Kohls, Kalida; sons, Jeff Sierer of Bridgeport, Texas, and Eric (Ashley) Lothamer, Defiance; grandchildren, Stephanie, William, Molly, Emma, Ash- ley, Ericka, Erin, Brendon and Ryan; and great-grandchildren, Landin and Hunter. He also was preceded in death by a daughter, Angela Switzer. Funeral services were con- ducted Monday, May 16 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, with the Rev. Karen Stetins officiating. Burial was in Hedges Cemetery, Paulding County. In lieu of flowers, the family

suggests memorial donations to

Paulding County Democratic Party, John Paulding Historical Society and Museum or Pauld- ing County Relay for Life. Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.

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PCH awarded top 20 ranking in quality practices

PAULDING – Paulding County Hospital has merited the Top 20 Best Practices in Quality by the National Rural Health Associ- ation (NRHA). The 20 highest ranked critical access hospitals (CAHS) in the country, as recently determined by iVantage Health Analytics, will be honored at an awards ceremony during the National Rural Health Association’s Critical Access Hospital Conference in Sep- tember in Kansas City. The top 20 CAHs selection was based on nine indices of strength: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, popula- tion risk, cost, charge, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, and financial stability. This group was selected from iVantage’s Top 100 CAH list released earlier this year. Forty “best practice” designations were also given to hospitals that have achieved success in one of two areas of performance, based on iVantage’s tabulation:

1. Quality index: A rating of hospital performance based on the

percentile rank across the five categories of the company’s Hospi-

tal Compare process of care measures.

2. Patient perspective index: A rating of hospital performance

based on the percentile rank on two HCAHPS measures (“overall rating” and “highly recommend”). “NHRA is committed to ensuring our members have the best in- formation to manage their hospitals,” said Brock Slabach, NRHA membership services senior vice president. “And we’re pleased to recognize the accomplishments of these rural hospitals.”

Lovina’s all set for fishing:

license, rod, life jacket

Hi. This is Lovina’s 18-year- old daughter, Verena.

I hope all you readers are

doing great! Part of my Moth- er’s Day gift to my dear moth- er is writing the column for

her this week. I also gave her

a lighted crystal cube that says “I Love You Mom.” Dad and

all of us children gave her two potted rose bushes, and a life jacket. Dad got her fishing li- censes so she can go out fish- ing with us. Also a new fishing rod, so she is set to go.

It has been a rainy day! Mom

took me to the eye doctor today as I have been having problems with my right eye since Sunday morning. I have an infection in my eye lid and I think the doctor called it blepharitis. My eye lid dried up which caused it to stick to my cornea which was why my vision is blurred. The doc- tor gave me antibiotic eye drops to put in my eyes for a week. He wants me to put it in both eyes to keep the infection from spreading into the other eye. Around May 24, my friend Lori’s Yorkie dog will give birth to her puppies. I get first choice out of the puppies. I am hoping one will be a female. I just love

little Yorkies. Sister Liz has two and I am so attached to them! They are so sweet and can be a lot of fun!

I want to thank Pamela for

the money she sent to help me purchase the Yorkie. That was

so kind and thoughtful of you!

I will send you a personal thank you yet. May God bless you! Dad is outside grilling to- night. I love when he grills because he will often yodel while grilling. It just always lifts my mood! If it wasn’t raining, we children would be out there with him.

wasn’t raining, we children would be out there with him. Last week we went fishing three

Last week we went fishing

three different days. We caught

a total of 182 Bluegill. I enjoy fishing. The first day I went

fishing was with sister Susan and her boyfriend Mose. Su- san and I were catching so many fish that Mose hardly

had time to fish since he had to put the worms on our hooks. If

love to read every free mo- ment I have. I like Karen Kingsbury’s books. I am read- ing the Baxter Family series now. I borrow sister Susan’s books. Karen makes her books so realistic that I have a hard time putting them down. Our new horse Rex is doing great for us. Brother Benjamin and I use our horse, Mighty, on weekends to go to the com- munity youth center or to Sun-

day evening singings. He is such a calm, safe horse. Mom likes taking Mighty to town because he is calm around all

the traffic. Uncle Amos trained Mighty and sold him to us. I like this verse: “Stress makes you believe that every-

really had to put those slimy

worms on the hook, I could have but I wasn’t going to tell Mose that. The next night I went fish- ing with sister Liz and her husband Tim. Susan and Mose went along too. It was enjoy- able. Dad and my brothers and Mose’s brother Freeman took another boat out as well. One afternoon and evening,

I

thing has to happen right now! Faith reassures you that ev- erything will happen in God’s timing.” I will share the recipe for my favorite salad with you readers. I love salads. Love and best wishes to all! God bless! TACO SALAD 1 medium head lettuce, chopped

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cousin Benjamin fished from our friend’s dock since we had enough on the boats. Saturday was a nice sunny

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

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Deputies participating in upcoming traffic blitz

PAULDING – Paulding County Sheriff’s deputies will be participating in Click It or Ticket traffic blitz sponsored by Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) grant monies. Deputy cruisers will be on roadways for a mandatory 63 hours between May 23 through June 6. Deputies will be paying extra attention to seat belt safety. Area high schools are also participating by displaying banners and posters along with other materials bringing awareness to stu- dents regarding seat belt safety. All materials were supplied by ODPS. Coupons were donated by Dairy Queen, Subway and McDonald’s of Paulding and Subway of Antwerp to be passed out to complying students. Selective Traffic Enforcement Program grant monies have al- lowed Paulding deputies to work an extra 122 hours from Octo- ber 2015 to April 2016. Thirty-five speeding citations and eight other citations were issued with 91 traffic stops. The sheriff’s office also worked 195 hours from October 2015 to April 2016 with grant monies awarded by ODPS for its Im- paired Driving Enforcement Program. Within this time frame, 31 speeding citations, two DUS arrests, one no operator’s license and two felony citations have been issued with 109 traffic stops.

felony citations have been issued with 109 traffic stops. Herbert E. Orr Co. employees in Paulding

Herbert E. Orr Co. employees in Paulding recently held a free-will donation cookout to raise money for Paulding Putnam Electric’s Honor Flight fundraiser. The company matched what the employees raised and also donated an extra $500. The total donated was $1,510. Company representatives include, from left – Donna Garman, Greg Johnson, Mike Mapes, Lisa Roemer and Alice Dunham.

County Court
County Court

Civil Docket:

probation ordered, no contact with

Rodinah M. Johnson Garvey, Tole-

Melinda J. Martin-Felver, De-

suspension; reimburse appointed

Kevin C. Stuetzel, Austin, Texas,

Returned To You Ltd., Paulding vs. James Williamson Jr., Antwerp. Small claims, satisfied. The State Bank & Trust Co., De- fiance vs. Chad C. Hahn, Oakwood. Small claims, satisfied. Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance vs. Elizabeth K. Lantz, Paulding and Brock Stoller, Paulding. Other action, satisfied. Returned To You Ltd., Pauld- ing vs. Kimberly Hitchcock-Fish, Paulding. Small claims, judg- ment for the plaintiff in the sum of

$944.70.

victim, 40 hours community ser- vice, report to Paulding County Pro- bation when released from jail. Jesus Luna-Lopez, Grover Hill, endangered child: case dismissed, costs waived. Tristen E. Moore, Payne, drug paraphernalia; case dismissed, $87 costs. Traffic Docket:

do, 79/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs. Rachael L. Meyer, Defiance, 83/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs. Eric M. Bond, Defiance, failure to

fiance, 75/55 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs. Abdelkarim A. Shaban, Bel- leville, Ill. 78/65 speed; $33 fine, $85 costs. David R. Wainscott, Toledo, 76/65 speed; $33 fine, $85 costs. Taylor A. Reed, Union City, tow- ing violation; $68 fine, $77 costs. Antonio L. Cruz, Defiance, 116/55 speed; $93 fine, $77 costs. Marcelo F. Oberto, Huntertown, Ind., stop sign; $50 fine, $83 costs. Alvin C. Copsey, Antwerp, seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.

counsel fees, community control or- dered, secure valid driver’s license, 20 hours community service, evalu- ation at Westwood, 87 days jail re- served. David M. Berridge, Ottawa, left of center; dismissed by State. Adrien C. Nehls, Antwerp, OVI/ under influence; $525 fine, $140 costs, pay $50 monthly, Dec. 16 POC, 20 days jail, one-year license suspension; restrictive plates re- quired, ALS vacated, community control ordered, 40 hours commu- nity service, secure valid driver’s li-

91/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs. Brittany C. Wright, Van Wert, 68/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs, pay $50 monthly, Aug. 26 POC. Craig L. Wagenhauser Jr., Oak- wood, 71/55 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs. Tristen E. Moore, Payne, littering; $75 fine, $87 costs, Dec. 16 POC. Daniel L. Gunderman, Oakwood, seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs. James F. Graves, Fort Wayne, 77/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs. Neil A. Bendele, Middle Point, stopped school bus; $75 fine, $87

LVNV Funding LLC, Greenville, S.C. vs. Vincent Jacob Kroter- field, Paulding. Other action, judg- ment for the plaintiff in the sum of

yield to emergency vehicle; $68 fine, $80 costs. Joseph P. Parent, Seymour, Ind., 77/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.

Broc M. Forrer, Payne, seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs. Tammy M. Sidle, Van Wert, 67/55 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.

cense, evaluation at Westwood, 160 days jail reserved. Timothy H. McFadden, Chester- field, Mich., 75/65 speed; $150 fine,

costs. Brandon W. Dix, Antwerp, seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs. Carl T. Binkley, Lima, 70/55

$1,197.99.

Alaric T. Keller, Maria Stein,

Ivana J. Huang, Ann Arbor,

$95 costs, pay $80 monthly, July 29

speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.

Integrity Ford, Paulding vs. Amanda Ringler, Payne. Small claims, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum of $727.90. Joseph R. Burkard, Paulding vs. Kim Dangler, Matthews, N.C. Small claims, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum of $47 costs. Returned To You Ltd., Paulding vs. Alicia Miller, Paulding. Small claims, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum of $2,786.37. Cach LLC, Denver vs. Joseph L. Rooks, Cecil. Other action, judg- ment for the plaintiff in the sum of

67/55 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs. Wendy J. Tillery, Grover Hill, driving under non-FRA suspension; $95 costs, pay by Dec. 16 or turned over for collection (POC); provide proof of insurance, community con- trol ordered, secure valid driver’s li- cense, 90 days jail reserved. Brandon M. Marvisi, Ann Arbor, Mich., 80/65 speed; $43 fine, $85 costs. Steven G. Harrison, Paulding, seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs. Douglas A. Nass, Kirtland, 79/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.

Mich., seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs. Austin J. Puckett, Cecil, seat belt; $20 fine, $52 costs. Jesus Luna-Lopez, Grover Hill, OVI/breath low; $375 fine, $115 costs, pay $50 monthly, Dec. 16 POC, three days jail, six-month license suspension; evaluation at Westwood, 87 days jail reserved. Jesus Luna-Lopez, Grover Hill, no operator’s license; dismissed per State. Jesus Luna-Lopez, Grover Hill, failure to control; $150 fine, pay $50 monthly, Dec. 16 POC.

POC. Shantell L. Corell, Cleveland, 80/65 speed; $43 fine, $85 costs. Zachery T. Huner, Defiance, 77/55 speed; $200 fine, $87 costs. Elaine M. Weaver, Carey, marked lanes; $53 fine, $77 costs. Stevey M. Willey, Chandlersville, 82/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs. Brendan J. Tabone, Livonia, Mich., 83/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs. Austin D. Carder, Oakwood, seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs. Damian E. Siska, Van Wert, 68/55

Huerta F. Ortega, Bloomington, Ind., 79/65 speed; $33 fine, $85 costs. Phyllis A. Garber, St. Paris, 70/55 speed; $43 fine, $77 costs. Andrew E. Klindera, Defiance, 79/55 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs. Brian A. Sampson, Defiance, seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs. Deanna M. Wann, Paulding, 66/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs. Russell W. Flint, Paulding, seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs. Beth A. Paretta, Birmingham, Ala., 81/65 speed; $43 fine, $80

$1,291.12.

Justin M. Keeterle, Van Wert, seat

Jesus Luna-Lopez, Grover Hill,

speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.

costs.

Criminal Docket:

belt; $20 fine, $47 costs.

seat belt; dismissed per State.

Stanley W. Storer, Lima, 66/55

Mark A. Schobert, Dearborn,

Brian E. Eblin, Grover Hill, do- mestic violence; $500 fine, $219 costs, 30 days jail with 150 days suspended, work release granted;

Jerid D. Fisher, Payne, seat belt; $30 fine, $50 costs. Christopher S. Bauer, Oakwood, 67/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.

David M. Berridge, Ottawa, OVI/ under influence; $375 fine, $165 costs, pay $50 monthly, Dec. 16 POC, 3 days jail, six-month license

speed; $33 fine, $77 costs. Taha M. Alzoubi, Inkster, Mich., violation being passed; $105 fine, $95 costs, points waived.

Mich., 79/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs. Amanda M. Shuherk, Cecil, seat belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.

Police Report
Police Report

ACCIDENT REPORTS None. INCIDENT REPORTS Friday, May 6 8:55 a.m. A North Main Street business called to complain of the smell of smoke in their computer area. Fire department was alerted. 8:14 p.m. Neighbor problems centering on parking issues were handled. 9:24 p.m. Backing mishap on Partridge Place Drive was documented. Saturday, May 7 Midnight. Theft of a dog from East Wayne Street was reported. The dog was located at the county kennels, where someone had turned it in. 1 a.m. Officers were called to the Paulding County Fairgrounds for a man who wasn’t welcome there due to trying to start a fight. 9:48 a.m. Damage to a vehicle on North Main Street was looked into. The male suspect denied any wrongdoing. Sunday, May 8 5:16 p.m. Police were called to the Paulding County Hospital ER for a dog bite that had oc- curred on Helen Street. 9:10 p.m. Theft of medication was investi- gated on Hoover Avenue. Monday, May 9 7:35 p.m. Theft of a bike from West Jackson Street was reported. Tuesday, May 10 12:30 p.m. Facebook threats were looked into for a West Perry Street caller. 5 p.m. Unwanted person was advised to stay off of property along McDonald Pike. 5:10 p.m. Officers responded to a call from the Paulding County Hospital ER for a youth who was allegedly assaulted by another. 7:11 p.m. Harassment by phone and Face- book was investigated. 7:45 p.m. Bike reported missing the previ- ous day was retrieved from a yard on North Cherry Street where it had been abandoned. 9:15 p.m. Keys were reported missing from North Williams Street. 10:34 p.m. A West Perry Street resident showed police where their door and lock had

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

Commissioners’ Journal
Commissioners’ Journal

Commissioners’ Journal April 25,

2016

This 25th day of April, 2016, the Board of County Commissioners met

in regular session with the following members present: Tony Zartman, Roy Klopfenstein, Mark Holtsberry, and Nola Ginter, Clerk. MEETING NOTES OF AP- POINTMENTS County Auditor Claudia Fickel presented several questions regard- ing the updated travel policy, in particular meal reimbursement. She had done some investigating and discovered the 75% reimbursement for non-lodging travel is considered

a taxable benefit and will be added

to wages on employees’ W-2 for re- porting purposes. If travel includes an overnight stay, meals are an al- lowable expense and not considered

a taxable benefit. Fickel later returned to meet with the commissioners to present a copy of the IRS ruling (463) on business travel meal reimbursement. The rul- ing states meals reimbursed for same- day business travel shall be added to the employee’s W-2 for tax reporting purposes. Fickel then questioned utilizing Lexis Nexis for debit/credit card services in her office to collect dog tag fees. She offered to contact Lex- isNexis with questions regarding the machines. Marsha Yeutter, senior center, met briefly with the commissioners to ob- tain signatures on an agreement with the Red Cross allowing the senior center to be an emergency shelter. She also advised the commissioners she has hired a driver. Yeutter noted she plans to apply for a United Way grant, requesting $6,000. Yeutter reminded the commission- ers the senior center volunteer recog- nition luncheon is today. She invited them to attend. Senior Day is May 17. Yeutter also extended an invitation for that event as well. Michelle Kitson, Antwerp Ex- change Bank, presented the CIC #2 paperwork for signatures (see resolu- tion below). Rosedale Road Joint Ditch meet- ing - Tom Kime, Otto Nicely and Ryan Mack, the Defiance County commissioners; Tony Zartman, Roy

Klopfenstein and Mark Holtsberry, the Paulding County commissioners; Stephanie Metz, Defiance County commissioners’ clerk; Mick Briten- riker, WLEB nutrient management specialist; Jason Roehrig and Kevin Hancock were present at this Joint Ditch meeting. Deb Hubbard presented Paulding

Soil & Water Conservation District’s summary report on the Rosedale Road Joint Ditch. She reviewed the time line, estimate, bid, assessment totals, and the financial summary of the improvement project. She noted the ditch would need to be reviewed in July 2016 (see resolution below).

Defiance County Commissioners Otto Nicely, Tom Kime and Ryan Mack; Defiance County commis- sioners’ clerk, Stephanie Metz; and Paulding County commissioners’

clerk, Cindy Peters - The Auglaize River Sewer tap fees and other re- lated matters were discussed. EXECUTIVE SESSION

A motion was made by Holtsberry

to go into executive session at 8:03 a.m. with the Paulding County Pros- ecutor to discuss legal matters. At 8:11 a.m. all members present agreed to adjourn the executive ses- sion and go into regular session. IN THE MATTER OF SIGNING NOTES TO BORROW FUNDS This 25th day of April, 2016, the Board of County Commissioners signed a general obligation note with the State Bank & Trust for the CIC

#2. The note is for one year, with in- terest due on April 25, 2017. EXECUTIVE SESSION

A motion was made by Klopfen-

stein to go into executive session at 10 a.m. with the Paulding County Hospital CEO and two board mem- bers to discuss legal matters. At 10:40 a.m. all members present agreed to adjourn the executive ses- sion and go into regular session. IN THE MATTER OF THE ROSEDALE ROAD JOINT DITCH This 25th day of April, 2016, the Joint County Board of Paulding and Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session. Upon the call of the roll, the following members were present: Roy Klopfenstein, ab- sent; Tony Zartman, present; Mark

Holtsberry, present; Thomas Kime, present; Ryan Mack, present; Otto Nicely, present Kime moved to adopt the follow- ing resolution:

WHEREAS, the Rosedale Road Joint Ditch was completed as a Con- servation Works of Improvement project on October 14, 2015; and WHEREAS, Deb Hubbard of the Paulding County Soil and Water Conservation District presented the Rosedale Road Ditch project sum- mary; and WHEREAS, by law, the Rosedale Road Joint Ditch has been inspected by the Paulding County Soil & Water Conservation District, meeting its construction standards and speci- fications, and is now required to be placed under County Ditch Mainte- nance; now, therefore BE IT RESOLVED, that the Joint Board of County Commissioners of Defiance and Paulding Counties does hereby designate, based on the length

of the improvement, Defiance County to maintain the Rosedale Road Joint Ditch; and be it FURTHER RESOLVED, that Defiance County create a fund and designate line items to track the ac- counting of the Rosedale Road Joint Ditch Maintenance; and be it FURTHER RESOLVED, that the current balance of $502.32 in the Rosedale Road Joint Ditch Fund (Fund 283) in Paulding County’s Special Funds be transferred to De- fiance County and used to maintain said ditch.

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

Legals

LEGAL NOTICE Request for Proposals Comprehensive Case Man- agement and Employment Program (Ohio Revised Code

5101:14-1-03)

Defiance/Paulding Consoli- dated Job and Family Services Notice is hereby given that the Defiance/Paulding Consolidated Job and Family Services, an equal opportunity, affirmative action contractor, is soliciting bids from interested businesses, and intends to enter into an agreement with selected the provider to furnish the best, lowest cost CCMEP ser- vices for State Fiscal Year 2017, which begins 7/1/16. An email of the Request for Proposals may be requested by contacting Jane. Crabtree@JFS.ohio.gov. Pro- posal submissions are due 6/1/16.

ORDINANCE 1522-16 Ordinance 1522-16 was passed by Paulding Village Council on May 9, 2016, and goes into effect and shall be in force immediately. The summary of this legislation is as follows:

AN ORDINANCE TO PRO- VIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $30,000 NOTES IN ANTICIPATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF IM- PROVING THE VILLAGE’S

SEWER SYSTEM, AND DE- CLARING AN EMERGENCY. Copies of the full text of this leg- islation may be obtained at the Finance Director’s Office, 116 South Main Street, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Annette D. Hasch, Finance Director

ORDINANCE 1521-16 Ordinance 1521-16 was passed by Paulding Village Council on May 9, 2016, and goes into effect and shall be in force immediately. The summary of this legislation is as follows:

AN ORDINANCE TO PRO- VIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $11,000 NOTES IN ANTICIPATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF IM- PROVING THE VILLAGE’S SEWER SYSTEM, TOGETHER WITH ALL NECESSARY AP- PURTENANCES THERETO, AND DECLARING AN EMER- GENCY. Copies of the full text of this leg- islation may be obtained at the Finance Director’s Office, 116 South Main Street, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Annette D. Hasch, Finance Director

ORDINANCE 1520-16 Ordinance 1520-16 was passed by Paulding Village Council on May 9, 2016, and goes into effect and shall be in force immediately. The summary of this legislation is as follows:

AN ORDINANCE TO PRO- VIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $30,000 NOTES IN ANTICIPATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSTRUCTING AND RECONSTRUCTING CURBS ALONG N. CHERRY STREET AND NORTH DRIVE IN THE VILLAGE, AND ALL NEC- ESSARY APPURTENANCES THERETO, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. Copies of the full text of this leg- islation may be obtained at the Finance Director’s Office, 116 South Main Street, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Annette D. Hasch, Finance Director

ORDINANCE 1519-16 Ordinance 1519-16 was passed by Paulding Village Council on May 9, 2016, and goes into effect and shall be in force immediately. The summary of this legislation is as follows:

AN ORDINANCE TO PRO-

VIDE FOR THE ISSUANCE OF NOT TO EXCEED $314,000 NOTES IN ANTICIPATION OF THE ISSUANCE OF BONDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAVING AND OTHERWISE IMPROVING N. CHERRY STREET, NORTH DRIVE, AND OTHER ROADS AND STREETS IN THE VILLAGE, AND ALL NECESSARY AP- PURTENANCES THERETO, AND DECLARING AN EMER- GENCY. Copies of the full text of this leg- islation may be obtained at the Finance Director’s Office, 116 South Main Street, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Annette D. Hasch, Finance Director

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 ap- peal may be obtained at: http:// www.epa.ohio.gov/actions.aspx or Hearing Clerk, Ohio EPA, 50 W. Town St. P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, Ohio 43216. Ph: 614- 644-3037 email: HClerk@epa.

ohio.gov Draft NPDES Permit Renewal - Subject to Revision Paulding WTP * 901 McDonald Pike, Paulding, OH Facility Description: Wastewa- ter-Lime, Soda Softening Receiving Water: Flat Rock Creek ID #: 2IW00230*GD Date of Action: 05/16/2016 Draft NPDES Permit Renewal - Subject to Revision Stoneco Inc Auglaize Plant * 13762 Co Rd 179, Oakwood, OH Facility Description: Wastewa- ter-Sand & Gravel Producer Receiving Water: unnamed ditch to Auglaize River ID #: 2IJ00026*JD Date of Action: 05/16/2016

PUBLIC NOTICE Date of Notice: May 18, 2016

Name and address of facility:

River Bend Sow Complex 23378 State Route 66 Oakwood, Ohio

45873

Name and address of applicants:

Cooper Farms, Inc. P.O. Box 339 Fort Recovery, Ohio 45846 In accordance with OAC rule 901:10-6-01, public notice is hereby given that the Ohio De- partment of Agriculture has is- sued a final Permit to Operate and Permit to Install for River Bend

Sow Complex The final Permit may be appealed. The notice of Appeal and the fil- ing fee as may be required must be sent to: The Environmental Review Appeals Commission (ERAC), 77 South High Street, 17th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215, (614-466-8950) by 5:00 PM June 17, 2016. Questions re- garding the appeal process may be directed to ERAC. A copy of the appeal must be served on the director of agriculture within three days after filing the appeal with ERAC.

LEGAL NOTICE Paulding Exempted Village Schools is hereby giving notice that sealed bids for the 2016 Window Replacement Project at Paulding High School and Pauld- ing Elementary School, 405 N. Water St., Paulding, OH 45879, will be accepted until 12:00 Noon on June 6, 2016, at the Paulding Exempted Village School Dis- trict, 405 N. Water St., Paulding, OH. A set of project documents may be obtained from the Pauld- ing Exempted Village School Distria Office at 405 N. Water St., Paulding, OH 45879. The Board reserves the right to accept any part or all of any bid and to reject any and all or parts of any and all bids.

Common Pleas Sheriff’s Report Civil Docket ACCIDENTS: The term “et al.” refers to and others;
Common Pleas
Sheriff’s Report
Civil Docket
ACCIDENTS:
The term “et al.” refers to and others; “et vir.,” and hus-
band; “et ux.,” and wife.
None.
INCIDENTS:
United Ohio Insurance Company, Columbus
vs. Danielle M. Rumsey, Haviland. Money
only.
Civil Docket Concluded
Zeedyk Farms LLC, Hicksville and Clin-
ton R. Zeedyk, Hicksville vs. V.E. Schlegel,
Defiance and Amy Schlegel, Defiance and
Consolidated Grain and Barge Co., Colum-
bus. Injunction, dismissed with prejudice plus
dismissal of all claims and counterclaims with
prejudice as well.
Frank Harper, trustee, Paulding vs. Daniel
R. Vance, Paulding and Lynn Vance, Pauld-
ing. Cancellation of land contract, dismissed
with prejudice.
Jefferson Capital Systems LLC, Saint
Cloud, Minn. vs. Jeff Pieper, Paulding. Money
only, dismissed.
Rose M. Jenkins, Grover Hill vs. Martha
Criminal Docket
Matthew W. Weber, 25, of Cecil, was sen-
tenced to nine years with the Ohio Depart-
ment of Rehabilitation and Corrections, the
total from three three-year consecutive prison
terms for a trio of gross sexual imposition (F3)
charges. Credit was given for 162 days already
served. He was deemed a Tier II sex offender
and must register with the local sheriff’s office
every 180 days for the next 25 years. He must
also undergo testing for STDs.
Brittany A. Farris, 22, of Grover Hill, was
sentenced to four years community control sanc-
tions for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor
(F4). Conditions of the sanctions include 30 days
jail, assessment by the Adult Parole Authority
Sex Offender specialist and follow recommen-
dations, no drugs or alcohol, submit to random
tests, no contact with underage unrelated children
without prior approval, pay $100 fee to sheriff’s
office for sex offender registration, be tested for
STDs, and pay $285 costs. She was classified as
M. Jenkins and her unknown heirs, etc., ad-
a Tier II sex offender and must register with the
dresses unknown. Quiet title, title and posses-
sion awarded to plaintiff and quieted against
defendants.
Lori R. Fitzgerald, Fort Wayne vs. Jeffrey S.
Fitzgerald, Paulding. Notice of registration of
foreign support order, order of the Allen Supe-
rior Court, State of Indiana confirmed.
Betty L. Blockberger, Paulding vs. Darren
Blockberger and Jason Blockberger, co-exec-
utors of Roy E. Blockberger Estate, both of
Defiance. Money only, judgment in favor of
the defendants; costs to plaintiff.
Marriage Licenses
Joshua Edward Hanenkratt, 22, Oakwood,
family business and Meagin Christine Cavana-
ugh, 22, Oakwood, pharmacy tech/STNA. Par-
ents are Barry Hanenkratt and Jacquelyn Rice;
and Sean Cavanaugh and Linda C. Vance.
Brandon Tyler Clark, 32, Oakwood, Coo-
per’s and Lesa Marie Shaffer, 36, Oakwood,
student. Parents are Walter Clark and Kathleen
Brewer; and Eddie Shaffer and Karen Brown.
Administration Docket
In the Estate of Edgar Milton Doster, appli-
cation to administer file.
In the Estate of Gilbert C. Schick, last will
and testament filed.
local sheriff’s office every 180 days for 25 years.
Elizabeth J. Smallwood, 27, of Paulding,
was released on a personal recognizance bond
following arraignment for burglary (F2) and
possession of cocaine (F5). Conditions of her
release include no arrests, no drugs, no alco-
hol, and no unlawful contact with her alleged
victim. She will have a June 6 pretrial confer-
ence with an Aug. 2 jury trial.
Kirk Echols, 47, of Paulding, was scheduled
for a June 21 pretrial conference for his indict-
ment alleging nonsupport of dependents (F4).
Jerel A. Tousley, 40, of Oakwood, was
scheduled for a hearing on his motion for in-
tervention in lieu of conviction. It will be con-
ducted on June 21. He was indicted for pos-
session of meth (F5) and possession of drugs
Friday, May 6
8:18 a.m. Damage to mail-
boxes along Ohio 613 in
Jackson Township was docu-
mented.
8:51 a.m. Deputies arrested
a subject on East Perry Street.
9:51 a.m. A deputy re-
ported drug possession by a
subject on station.
12:32 p.m. Motor vehicle
accident at the intersection
of Road 95 and Ohio 500 in
Paulding Township was doc-
umented.
1:05 p.m. Damage to a car
was investigated on Road 115
in Emerald Township.
5:13 p.m. Deputies deliv-
ered a message on Ohio 613
in Paulding Township for
Defiance County Sheriff’s
Office.
6:40 p.m. A caller told
deputies they found needles
on Road 138 in Brown Town-
ship.
7:18 p.m. Antwerp EMS
made a transport from a two-
car accident on Ohio 111 in
Harrison Township. Antwerp
Fire Department assisted at
the scene. No further infor-
mation was available.
8:02 p.m. Suspicious ve-
hicle was seen on Road 71 in
Paulding Township.
10:34 p.m. Loud music
complaint was looked into on
Road 192 in Crane Township.
Saturday, May 7
3:36 a.m. Canine was de-
ployed on North Williams
Street at the request of Pauld-
ing police.
4:07 a.m. A sideswipe mis-
hap was documented on Road
177 east of Road 72 in Wash-
ington Township. No further
information was available.
8:20 a.m. Deputies re-
sponded to an alarm in Oak-
wood.
10:12 a.m. Domestic sit-
uation was handled in Oak-
wood.
1:01 p.m. Paulding County
Hospital requested deputies in
the ER for a dog bite.
1:08 p.m. Deputies were
called to Ohio 111 in Aug-
laize Township for a fight.
2:46 p.m. An Emerald
Township resident of Road
143 told deputies someone
abandoned a vehicle in their
driveway.
4:22 p.m. Paulding EMS
responded to a call in Latty
for a subject who overdosed.
4:52 p.m. Dog complaint
was handled on US 127 in
Crane Township.
5:24 p.m. Alarm sounded
on Road 111 in Emerald
Township.
11:31 p.m. Deputies were
called to Antwerp to assist the
police there handle a bar fight.
Sunday, May 8
2:16 p.m. Dog complaint
came in from West Jackson
Street in Paulding.
4:38 p.m. Putnam County
Sheriff’s Office relayed in-
formation about a motor ve-
hicle accident on Ohio 613 in
Brown Township where three
people were injured.
Monday, May 9
8:36 a.m. Sex offender vio-
lation was reported by a dep-
uty.
4:16 p.m. Deputies deliv-
ered a message in Payne for
Allen County Sheriff’s Of-
fice.
5:31 p.m. Motor vehicle
accident in a parking lot on
Road 138 in Brown Township
was documented.
6:02 p.m. Theft of medica-
tion was investigated on Road
1021 in Auglaize Township.
Tuesday, May 10
9:42 a.m. Dog complaint
was lodged from North Water
Street in Paulding.
9:26 p.m. Deputies deliv-
ered a message to an address
on Ohio 613 in Paulding
Township for the Defiance
County Sheriff’s Office.
Wednesday, May 11
12:11 a.m. Four deputies
responded to a call about a
man pulling a shotgun on
another on Road 111 in Aug-
laize Township. They were
there about 40 minutes.
1:46 a.m. Domestic distur-
bance on Road 189 in Brown
Township was handled.
(F5).
Weather report weekly summary as recorded at Paulding Village’s water
treatment plant
Timothy B. Edwards, 56, of Antwerp, had
Observations recorded for the 24 hours ending at 7:30 a.m. on the morning of:
a hearing on his motion to suppress evidence
changed from May 18 until May 24. He is
charged with illegal manufacture of drugs/cul-
tivating marijuana (F3), unlawful possession
of dangerous ordnance (F5).
Misty R. Mattern, 40, of Payne, has a jury
trial set for Aug. 2 for possession of drugs
DATE
HIGH
LOW
PRECIPITATION
May 10
70
41
0.27”
May 11
68
49
0.15”
May 12
74
53
0.01”
May 13
77
50
0.50”
May 14
68
45
0.20”
May 15
68
37
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May 16
52
34
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(F5).
Commissioners’ Journal
Commissioners’ Journal

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

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

well aware of the cramped conditions, especially in lieu of the recent additional employees that are being funded by grant dollars. Although the county is not re- sponsible to provide office space for the Paulding County Soil & Water; it does work well to have both entities in the same building to facilitate assisting each other. Both women are a bit concerned about losing Master Gardener volunteers. The group consists of 11-12 members. They provide a hotline for consumers with questions about plant life/care. The com- missioners value their service to the com- munity. EXECUTIVE SESSION

A motion was made by Holtsberry

to go into executive session at 8:06 a.m. with the Paulding County Prosecutor to discuss legal matters.

At 8:25 a.m. all members present agreed to adjourn the executive session and go into regular session. EXECUTIVE SESSION

A motion was made by Klopfenstein

to go into executive session at 8:29 a.m. with the Paulding County Auditor to dis- cuss personnel matters.

At 8:34 a.m. all members present agreed to adjourn the executive session and go into regular session. IN THE MATTER OF ENTERING INTO A LETTER OF ARRANGE- MENT WITH DAVE YOST, AUDI- TOR OF STATE Klopfenstein moved to adopt the fol- lowing resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby enter into a Letter of Arrangement with Dave Yost, Auditor of the State of Ohio, to conduct a special audit; and be it FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby authorize Tony Zartman, Chair- man of the Board of County Commis- sioners, to sign all paperwork related to the special audit on their behalf. IN THE MATTER OF RECEIV- ING BIDS FOR THE 2015 ROAD IMPROVEMENTS TR-60, TR-105, AND TR-110 PROJECT This 27th day of April, 2016, being the day advertised in the West Bend

News, a paper of general circulation within the County, as per Section 307.86 of the Ohio Revised Code, bids were received and opened for the 2015 Road Improvements TR-60, TR-105, and TR-110 Project, to-wit; BIDDER; BID AMOUNT - Gerken Paving Inc., Napo- leon; $297,896.82 The Paulding County Engineer’s esti- mate for the project is $353,465.20. The specifications will be studied with a de-

termination to be made later. IN THE MATTER OF AWARD- ING BID FOR THE 2015 ROAD IMPROVEMENTS TR-60, TR-105, AND TR-110 PROJECT Klopfenstein moved to adopt the fol- lowing resolution; WHEREAS, on April 27, 2016, one bid was received for the 2015 Road Im- provements TR-60, TR-105, TR-110 Project; and

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

$297,896.82.

Property transfers
Property transfers

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

Auglaize Township Deutsche Bank National Trust Co., trustee to Michael G. Dennison; Sec. 27, 5.01 acres. War- ranty deed.

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

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

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6A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, May 18, 2016 PAULDING PROGRESS COMMUNITY Paulding fourth grade students

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 PAULDING PROGRESS COMMUNITY Paulding fourth grade students learned about

Paulding fourth grade students learned about macro-invertebrates from Paulding SWCD education specialist Staci Miller.

At the Black Swamp Nature Center

Students have a field day

By Staci Miller Education specialist Last week, Paulding Elementary fourth graders traveled to the Black Swamp Nature Center for an outdoor field day hosted by the Paulding SWCD. The students arrived at the Nature Center after lunch and started their fun- filled afternoon of hands-on learning sta- tions. The students were divided into four groups where they visited four different stations throughout the afternoon. The stations included Edible Mealworms, presented by Mick Britenriker, WLEB nutrient management specialist; Scav- enger Hunt presented by Deb Hubbard, Paulding SWCD technician; Macro-in- vertebrates by Staci Miller, Paulding

SWCD education specialist; and Strea- mulator by Stephanie Singer, Defiance SWCD education specialist. During the scavenger hunt, the stu- dents went on a nature walk around the grounds where they learned about differ- ent types of leaves, found animal nests, tracks and even visited the dam on the property. During the Edible Mealworms pre- sentation, the students learned about the different stages of metamorphosis that a darkling beetle goes through and they got the opportunity to try a mealworm that was fried in butter and seasoned with ranch. Yum! At the macro-invertebrates’ station, the students learned about the three dif- ferent categories of macros and how they

help us to identify the quality of water. Students got the opportunity to search in creek water and debris to find live mac- ros and identify them. The students loved getting the chance to get their hands on the live macros. At the Streamulator station, Singer gave students the opportunity to learn about water erosion and how it can affect buildings and structures. Then the stu- dent got a chance to get their hands dirty while creating their own city landscape and watch firsthand how water erosion can happen using the Streamulator. At the conclusion of the day, the stu- dents received a freezer pop and group photos were taken. It was a wonderful day spent in nature learning while having fun.

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PAULDING – An Oakwood couple has filed a action against Paulding County Common Pleas Judge Tiffany Beckman in the Third District Court of Appeals. They are requesting that she be made to act on a 2012 civil case against them. According to Court documents, a petition for a Writ of Man- damus was filed with the Court of Appeals and a copy with the local Common Pleas Clerk of Courts on May 10. The case lists relators as State of Ohio, ex rel. Pamela J. (Watson) Lambert and William L. Lambert with Judge Beck- man, in her official capacity, as respondent. Barron’s Law Dictionary defines mandamus as “an extraor- dinary writ issued from a court to an official compelling per- formance ” The six-page petition requests the appellate court to order Judge Beckman to act on motions and requests for sanctions currently pending in the Paulding County Court of Common Pleas. This case references a foreclosure suit filed in August 2012 that has already visited the appellate court once. In 2014, the defendants appealed Judge Beckman’s order that the property be foreclosed and sold to repay the original plaintiff, HSBC Mortgage Services Inc. a sum of $74,111.16 plus interest. The case was reversed by the Court of Appeals and returned to the trial court. There are two entries in the original case filed earlier this year. In February, the defendant filed a motion for the court to:

vacate its order to allow a substitute plaintiff (U.S. Bank N.A., which had purchased the note and mortgage in question), dis- miss the complaint and set a post-dismissal hearing to assess sanctions against the plaintiff for frivolous filings. As of press time, the latest entry was the plaintiff’s opposi- tion to the defendant’s motion. It was filed March 10.

tion to the defendant’s motion. It was filed March 10. Harry Molitor in 1938. Harry Molitor

Harry Molitor in 1938.

motion. It was filed March 10. Harry Molitor in 1938. Harry Molitor Sr. Molitor to celebrate

Harry Molitor Sr.

Molitor to celebrate 90th birthday

PAYNE – Harry Molitor Sr. will celebrate his 90th birthday on May 24. He will celebrate his birthday with an open house on May 22 at the Payne American Legion from 1-4 p.m. where family and friends are invited to come and celebrate Harry’s milestone. Harry was born at home to his parents, the late Rudolph and Honora Molitor of Payne, on May 24, 1926. He married his late wife Dorothy (Witt) on May 15, 1946. Molitor was a farmer and retired from International Har- vester. He enjoyed raising quarter horses and spending time with the family. Molitor has three sons, Michael, Patrick and Harry Jr., and three daughters, Monica Etter, Rita Burkley and Ann Feasby. He also has 24 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 7A Estie Sinn from Wayne Trace was the

Estie Sinn from Wayne Trace was the DAR’s Good Citizen Essay Contest. From left are DAR Good Citizen chairman Gloria Fast, Sinn and Wayne Trace guidance counselor Sarah Franz.

Sinn writes winning DAR essay

Each school selected a senior who displayed an interest in and knowledge of America’s history, and their achievement in their high schools. Contestants received a Good Citizen certificate, pin and wallet card. Estie received a $50 check from the chapter. Other representatives were Hannah Brown of Crestivew High School, Ashton Bower- sock of Lincolnview High School, Samantha Wehe of Parkway High School, Allison Har- pel of Paulding High School and Katherine Trittschuh of Van Wert High School.

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

Financial Focus

A 529 Plan Can Help with Those College Bills

Financial Focus A 529 Plan Can Help with Those College Bills By Phil Recker Edward Jones

By Phil Recker Edward Jones Advisor We’re at the end of an- other school year. If you have younger kids, you might be thinking about summer camps and other activities. But in the not-too-distant future, your children will be facing a big- ger transition as they head off to college. Will you be finan- cially prepared for that day? A college education is a good investment – college graduates earn, on average, $1 million more over their life- times than high school grad- uates, according to a study by Georgetown University – but a bachelor’s degree doesn’t come cheap. For the 2015– 2016 school year, the average expense – tuition, fees, room and board – was $19,548 at a public four-year school and $43,921 at a four-year private school, according to the Col- lege Board. And by the time your children are ready for college, these costs may be

considerably higher, because inflation is alive and well in the higher education arena. Your children may be eligi- ble for some types of financial aid and scholarships. But even so, you may want to consider some college-savings vehicles

plan, and send your student to school in a third state, if you choose. Money can be used for virtually any program – Upon graduating high school, not all kids are interested in, or prepared for, a traditional four-

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A quaint little town

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

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vere stroke and died from the effects of a second stroke. He passed away in 1969 at the age of 63. To me, I still envision him cutting hair and chewing the fat with the guys in May- berry. We all know Barney Fife who was played by Don

Knotts. It has always been said that Barney only carried one bullet in his shirt pocket and his citation book underneath his hat. That is true. Knotts went on to star in movies and was a well-loved comedian. Don Knotts passed away Feb. 24, 2006, from complications of pneumonia due to lung can- cer. We can’t forget cousins Gomer and Goober Pyle. Gomer (Jim Nabors) was a single man who appeared to be the only employee in Wal- ly’s Gas Station in Mayberry. Gomer was also a great singer and went on to play in differ- ent television shows. He is still living. Goober Pyle, another May- berry resident, was viewed as backward and not very bright. This was perhaps best seen on the series episode where Goo- ber (George Lindsey) believed his new dog spoke English, which then filled his head with make-it-rich scenarios. In re- ality, the “talking dog” was

a joke played on Goober by

Opie and a friend who hooked

a walkie talkie to the dog’s

collar, giving voice to the shaggy beast. The actor also reprised his role as Goober on the show “Hee Haw.” He, too, passed away, on May 6, 2012. Otis Campbell (Hal Smith), the town drunk, was a char- acter who visited the local moonshine maker and got ine- briated. He would just go to the Mayberry jail, get the key

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Commissioners’ Journal
Commissioners’ Journal

Commissioners’ Agenda May 2,

2016

This 2nd day of May, 2016, the Board of County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Tony Zartman, Roy Klopfenstein, Mark Holtsberry, and Nola Ginter, Clerk. MEETING NOTES OF APPOINT- MENTS Jim Langham, Paulding Progress - The commissioners discussed the Eaton Farm trespassing and vandalism issues. They noted the sheriff’s office has apprehended several offenders. The farmer leasing the county-owned ground has reported some improve- ment in the last several weeks. Lang- ham agreed to complete his article after talking to the sheriff and the farmer.

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

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

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Coach Jay resigns, large mouth bass caught, downtown coach’s club meets

When perusing the archives of the Paulding Progress, I al- ways discover something dif- ferent, unusual, a little more “down home.” Many stories include names and dates and at the same time leaves you wanting more details. For ex- ample, the downtown coach’s club in the mid-1940s. I won- der how the coaches at the local school felt about that? Or was the club somewhat like a booster club that many schools have today or was it a group of guys who had some organization with a purpose? Today, there are the small groups that gather at the lo- cal coffee shops, they are the “coaches-wanna-be’s” who all have the answer for why the team lost the night before. Oh well, just a thought. In Payne, there was the 20th Century Club in 1956, so is

there a 21st Century Club today? There are several names that you may recognize and there is nothing like ending with a fish story. But with the story about the record break- ing catch at Flat Rock Creek is a picture to prove the catch really happened.

A reorgani-

zation meeting of the Down- town Coach’s Club was held at the high school. New officers and committees were select- ed. Harvey Hyman, president; John Geyer, vice president; Robert Medaugh, secretary; John Endsley, treasurer. The purpose of the club is to pro- mote harmony and good clean

sportsmanship, to create an in- terest in high school athletics and to show the boys they’re in there pitching for them. Haviland-Scott graduation. Eight girls and one boy grad- uated with Marie Titler being named valedictorian. Other seniors include Mentra Beech, Geneva Decker, LaVerna Gantt, Sharon Gantt, Elaine Hebb, Robert Hough, Wilma Kauser and Barbara Sherver. News from Grover Hill

The parson-

and vicinity

age dwelling of the Church of Christ was sold at public auc-

May 9, 1946

Those were the Days By Joe Shouse
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tion. An interested crowd of spectators were present and the bidding was quite spirited. Pharis Endsley and wife were the purchasers for the sum of

$5,200.

E.L. Cook, who for the past few months, has been working at the Paulding national Bank,

resigned to accept a position in Toledo. The Payne Blue Cattles are back in the fold with a large number of World War vets. Softball team members include Tony Adamski, Bud Murray, Wade Purk, Paul Lentz and Jim Harp. The team is being managed by John Brady.

Primary

election results: County com- missioner – Burd F. Davis 1,033. Roy Johnson 810, Jonn Kauser 653, Glenn Weippert 686. Clerk of Courts – Pauline Bitner 947, Carl Laukhuf 784. Recorder – Esther M. Cramer 1,116, Ray Thomas 596. Mr. Leslie Basil, president of the Blue Creek Board of Ed- ucation, announced the coach- ing vacancy left by the resig- nation of coach Ned R. Jay, who will remain as a teacher. The new coach, Mr. Roger L. Stuckey, of Van Wert, was giv- en a one-year contract as coach and teacher of social studies for the 1956-57 school year. The 20th Century Club of Payne presented a musicale on Thursday, May 3 at the Payne Methodist Church. On the program were Arletta Strayer, vocalist, and a trio composed

May 10, 1956

of Helen Schaeffer on violin, Bernie Sullivan, piano, and Beulah Elick at the organ.

The Pauld-

ing Grange 332 met with Isaac Thomas in the chair. Refresh- ment chairperson – Mr. and Mrs. Gareth Hitchcock, and

the committee of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Buehler, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Buehler, Dora Pio, and Laura and Addie Gorman, served those in attendance.

Dinner guests

on Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Beamer and family were Mr. and Mrs. Allan Lake, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lake and daughter, of Grover Hill. Arthur Sigley, 415 West Harrison, Paulding, caught what was believed to be larg- est big mouth bass ever caught in Flat Rock Creek. The bass weighed 5 lb. and was 22.5 inches long.

May 12, 1966

Local news

5 lb. and was 22.5 inches long. May 12, 1966 Local news Paulding County Senior Center
5 lb. and was 22.5 inches long. May 12, 1966 Local news Paulding County Senior Center

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

Hospital launches new health magazine

PAULDING – Paulding County Hospital has launched Paulding Health, a consumer health magazine being distrib- uted in the Paulding County area. According to Paulding County Hospital CEO Ran- dal Ruge, “We’re pleased to offer this new and informative magazine dedicated to help- ing you and your family live healthier lives. Healthcare is ever changing and more com- plex than ever before, and part of our mission is to lead the way in improving healthcare for our community. So, we believe this magazine will be an important educational tool in making a healthy difference in the Paulding County area.” Published quarterly, each issue will feature healthcare topics of interest as well as a personal story about a celeb- rity that has experienced the healthcare challenge being discussed in the current issue. But each issue will also con- tain the latest information about new technologies, phy- sicians and services available at Paulding County Hospital. Ruge continued, “As a consumer, knowledge about healthcare issues gives you the power to make healthy decisions. In each issue of Paulding Health, we’ll cover in detail a specific health topic, giving you the information you need to improve the qual- ity of your life and promote your overall wellness.” In the first issue of Paulding Health, the topic is healthcare for seniors, one of the most serious and pervasive health issues facing people today. The celebrity cover story is Kimberly Williams-Paisley, who offers her heartfelt story of her own mother’s strug- gle with dementia. Growing older brings with it a new set of health challenges for most

older brings with it a new set of health challenges for most Paulding Health magazine is

Paulding Health magazine is a new publication the Paulding County Hospital will be launching in order to better inform the community on health issues of all kinds. The publication will be made available four times a year and will feature valuable infor- mation to assist all ages.

people, including the real pos- sibility of Alzheimer’s. Thanks to Kimberly Williams-Paisley and other celebrities like Glen Campbell, people are becom- ing much more comfortable about bringing the difficult subject of dementia out into the light. Growing older also increases the risk of heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and other serious medical conditions. This issue of Paulding Health is filled with important information about ways to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, healthcare tips on sleep disorders, a look at the comprehensive ways Paulding County Hospital cares for se- niors in their golden years, and a look at the Antwerp Medical

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

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board is currently leasing a 13-passenger from Williams County Board of DD to transport PC Workshop employees. Guilford reminded the commissioners there will be three board vacancies at the end of 2016. One vacancy must be a family member of a consumer of the board of DD services and the other two may be from the general public. Guilford inquired about the possibility of utilizing a county credit card to pay for the renewal of their Medicaid certification. The commissioners suggested using a per- sonal credit card and then requesting reimbursement from the auditor. All current county credit cards are to be used only for business travel and related expenses. Brian Daeger and Ben Helle, Advantage Group - Daeger explained the Advantage Group is a supplemental insur- ance third party administrator. They shop around for sup- plemental insurance plans and recommend the best plan for their clients. Daeger noted Advantage Group is unique in that they have their own local service representative who deals with policy and claims questions. He noted this makes claims filing easier for customers. Daeger explained Vision Financial consolidates and manages the billing from multiple carriers into one bill. They also reconcile the billing and then apply payment to each carrier. Each carrier pays Vision Financial a fee for their services. Daeger noted Advantage Group provides

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

ODOT projects

The following is a weekly report regarding current and upcoming highway road con-

struction projects in the Ohio Department of Transportation District One, which includes Paulding County:

• Drainage work will occur at the follow-

ing locations with traffic maintained through the work zone: Ohio 111 east of U.S. 127; Ohio 637 east of Ohio 111.

• Ohio 49 north of the village of Payne, be-

tween Road 94 and Road 96, closed March 21 for 60 days for a bridge replacement project. Traffic detoured onto Ohio 500 and Ohio 111 back to Ohio 49.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 9A CLASS REUNION – Members of the Paulding

CLASS REUNION – Members of the Paulding High School Class of 1952 met for their 64th class reunion on April 9 at Vagabond Village Restaurant, Cecil. Those attending included, front row from left – Marilyn M. Parson Shrider Ladd, Justine Keck Holtsberry, Mary Louise Bair Matson, Josephine Frieda Stoller; second row – Paul Thompson, Louella Imogene Hill Thomas, Eunice Ann Reynolds Stanley, Dorothy Fay Gross Throne, Shirley Ruth Paulus Miller; back row – Richard G. Paulus, Mitchell Max Boundy, Loren J. Thomas, Doyle A. Johnson and Larry Paul Gallagher.

Loren J. Thomas, Doyle A. Johnson and Larry Paul Gallagher. CHOIRS WIN AWARDS – On Saturday,

CHOIRS WIN AWARDS – On Saturday, May 7, the Antwerp High School choir participated in the Music in the Parks at Cedar Point. The choir received a superior rating and a first place trophy. The show choir also received a superior rating, first place trophy, and overall choir trophy. Mrs. Mary Smith is the choir director.

choir trophy. Mrs. Mary Smith is the choir director. Tulips brighten the spring landscape and then
choir trophy. Mrs. Mary Smith is the choir director. Tulips brighten the spring landscape and then
choir trophy. Mrs. Mary Smith is the choir director. Tulips brighten the spring landscape and then

Tulips brighten the spring landscape and then go dormant through summer, winter and fall. This tulip –Tulipa vvedenskyi ‘Tangerine Beauty’ – will naturalize over time.

The spring ephemerals:

They come and they go

We’re about two-thirds of the way through calendar spring, but nearly all the way through the sub-season I call “ephemeral spring.” Every year it’s a reminder to me just how quickly time passes. I’ve got three other reminders of that too – ages 3, 2 and 9 months. When winter is ebbing, I look for the first signs of life in the garden and it’s usually the snowdrops. They manage to push through the frosty ground and bloom such brilliant white blossoms with little green hearts on them. It’s as if the earth is writing us a love letter. Next comes the crocus, which also seems to pay no mind to the snow, and then those other little bulbs like Glory of the Snow (Chionodoxa), grape hyacinth, striped squill (Puschkinia), and Dutch iris join them. Daffodils and tulips are next, along with the woodland wildflowers I love so much: bloodroot, Hepatica, Dutchman’s breeches, trilliums, Spring beauties, toothworts, Virginia bluebells, and trout lilies. We revel in their cuteness and their beauty. Some have stunning flowers and others have gorgeous foliage. Some of them are fragrant and there’s no smell quite like spring. But then they disappear and aren’t seen until the following spring. This is why we call them ephemeral. The dictionary defines ephemeral as “lasting for a very short time.” Outside the gardening world, among collectors, a piece of ephemera is “something that exists or is used or enjoyed for only a

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

and perhaps just a bit of foliage. A few bulbs, like grape hyacinths and some of the alliums will even grow foliage above the ground. Don’t worry, they know what they’re doing. Since bulbs have biological clocks, they know that colder weather is coming, and winter is when they take a proper rest. Then, as temperatures warm in the spring, they’ll wake up and begin growing again, each according to their unique schedule. With most bulbs, you should get a few seasons of decent blooms from them. After that, some decline or disappear, and some grow but don’t flower much. These should be divided in the fall and replanted, giving them more space. Other bulbs don’t require dividing and replanting and those are said to “naturalize.” Bulbs that naturalize well include snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis), drumstick alliums (Allium sphaerocephalon), many varieties of crocus, reticulated irises (Iris reticulata), grape hyacinths (Muscari), several species of Narcissus, species tulips, and Glory-of-the-Snow (Chionodoxa). The spring party has been pretty amazing. We’re glad we could attend, and we’ll see you next year! Read more at Kylee’s blog, Our Little Acre, at www.ourlittleacre. com and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ OurLittleAcre. Contact her at PauldingProgressGardener@ gmail.com.

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Silent set of footsteps around my camera

Just recently, I gave in and purchased the Nikon camera I have been wanting to purchase for the past year or more. As many know, I love to walk in

nature daily and snap pictures

of that day’s creative artwork

from the Creator Himself. To be truthful, no one can imag- ine the old camera I have nursed for months in an at- tempt to bring the most out of those pictures. I continued fostering the lit-

tle tricks of the trade early this spring but as the plush grass and overwhelming barrage of gorgeous flowers began

to emerge, it became evident

more updated technology was

needed in order to maintain my floral dream. Time travel back about 60 years. It was 1957 and our family was on the verge of

a major family vacation to

visit cousins in southwest Nebraska, the most major vacation our family had ever taken. Combined with the va- cation was going to be a visit to Rocky Mountain National Park, a big deal at the time. And so I heard the words

from my father that I truly do understand, “Elnora, I’ve got

to have a good camera for this

trip.” With that, he purchased an Argus C-3 and all of the attachments, the Cadillac of

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of the attachments, the Cadillac of SpunSpun by Jim Langham slide cameras at the time, and

slide cameras at the time, and

away he went. We stopped and took pictures of wide-open wheat fields, grain mills, blue skies and every slant of mountain pictures possible. Tromping along with my role model was his 9-year-old son

with a small black-and-white camera, climbing on rocks, standing on the car and framing pictures with plush green pine trees against deep blue skies overspreading snow-covered mountains. Time travel forward about 60 years. Recently, I walked along a trail surrounded by redbud trees along the Wabash River

from the Ceylon Bridge to the old remains of the railroad track and I snapped and snapped pic- tures. I thought for sure I heard

footsteps from 60 years ago when my father and I took the same walk taking close-ups of wildflowers along the entire journey. “Some day,” he said, “I’m going to have to find out the names of all of these and file them somewhere.” He never quite got that done, in reality, but he certainly ac- complished it in spirit. Time travel back about 60 years, and the “apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,” so they say. Dad has passed on, but his son, with his new camera, is tak- ing in all of the beautiful flowers of springtime in the Limberlost and along the Wabash River. “Some day, you know, I’m going to have to learn the names of all of these and file them.”

Baby to Grad

Baby to Grad Jacob Aaron Stoller PAULDING HIGH SCHOOL Born: December 15, 1997 Parents: Brent and
Baby to Grad Jacob Aaron Stoller PAULDING HIGH SCHOOL Born: December 15, 1997 Parents: Brent and

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PAULDING HIGH SCHOOL

Born: December 15, 1997 Parents: Brent and Angie Stoller Grandparents: Ron and Cathy Wirts Elaine and the late Willis Stoller

*received after deadline

Elaine and the late Willis Stoller *received after deadline Payne Elementary School staff and students raised

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

Campus Notes
Campus Notes

Melanie Banks of Payne has received the WGU Continuing Graduates Scholarship from Western Governors University (WGU). • • • The University of Northwestern Ohio an- nounced its Dean’s List for Winter Quarter 2016 for students in the College of Occu- pational Professions. Included was Brenda Feasby, Payne. • • •

University of Northwestern Ohio issued its Dean’s List for the February Session 2016 for students in the College of Applied Tech- nologies. Local students included Dalton Thomas, Oakwood. • • •

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

Savannah Roughton of Paulding is partici- pating in a Bluffton University cross-cultural experience in Bangladesh during the month of May. Roughton, along with other Bluffton stu- dents will have the opportunity to engage with organizations and businesses who are working to make a difference and bring hope

to many oppressed people groups in Bangla- desh. Roughton, daughter of Eric and Shelly Roughton, is a junior majoring in public health with a concentration is pre-epidemi- ology. She was a 2013 graduate of Paulding High School. • • •

Ryan Schindler of Sherwood is participat-

ing in a Bluffton University cross-cultural ex- perience in Iceland during the month of May. Schindler, along with other Bluffton stu- dents will learn about the culture and history of this island country. Schindler, son of Paul and Mindy Schin- dler, is a junior majoring in sports manage- ment. He was a 2014 graduate of Paulding Exempted Village Schools.

• • •

Northwest State Community College recently recognized 20 Award of Merit re- cipients. Award of Merit recipients are cho- sen by faculty from the respective divisions based on leadership involvement, special

talents or abilities in their academic field, and significant contributions to Northwest State. Among those recognized were Mor- gan Hahn, Antwerp, Visual Communication - Graphic Design, and Lindsey Setser, Pauld- ing, Practical Nursing.

• • •

Twenty-one students completing North- west State Community College’s medical assisting associate degree and/or phleboto- my technician certificate program were rec- ognized in a special ceremony held for the graduates. Graduates honored for medical assisting from Paulding County were Karena Egnor and Mackenzie Hanenkratt. Paulding County graduates were honored for phlebotomy were Jodi Carpenter and Re- becca Wilhelm. • • •

Northwest State Community College cel-

ebrated the 2016 graduating class at its 46th commencement ceremony. The ceremony recognized 389 graduates who completed an associate degree or certificate program with the college. Local graduates include:

• TiffanyAnderson, Paulding, and Jordan

Core, Sherwood, Associate of Applied Busi- ness in Business Management.

• Dusty Powell, Sherwood (magna cum

laude), Associate of Applied Business in Ac- counting.

• Stephanie Baldwin, Cecil, and Rebec-

ca Wilhelm, Paulding, Associate of Applied

Business in Office Administrative Services.

• Kyle Recker, Antwerp, Associate of

Applied Science in Criminal Justice.

• Rob Weisenburger, Oakwood, Associ-

ate of Applied Science in Industrial Manage- ment Technology.

• Daniel Ainsworth III, Sherwood, Asso-

ciate of Applied Science in Mechanical En- gineering.

• Karena Egnor, Paulding, and Macken-

zie Hanenkratt, Paulding, Associate of Ap- plied Science in Medical Assisting.

• Kim Cottrell, Antwerp; Audra Phlipot,

Cecil; Nathan Renollet, Sherwood (cum laude); Kylee Wenninger, Haviland; and Brock Worden, Payne (magna cum laude),

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing.

• Kali Retcher, Sherwood, and Holly

Schilt, Oakwood, Associate of Arts.

• Darian Andrews (cum laude), Holly

Schilt and Amy Shaffer (cum laude), all of Oakwood, and Emily Polter, Sherwood, As- sociate of Science.

• Jodi Carpenter, Mackenzie Hanenkratt

and Rebecca Wilhelm, all of Paulding, Cer-

tificate One-Year in Phlebotomy Technician.

• Kasey Osborn, Grover Hill (cum

laude); Daphne Sanderson, Sherwood; Lind- sey Setser, Paulding (magna cum laude); and Lauren Speice, Latty, Certificate One-Year in Practical Nursing.

sey Setser, Paulding (magna cum laude); and Lauren Speice, Latty, Certificate One-Year in Practical Nursing. 00176155
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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Paulding County Progress - 11A Last week, Paulding County’s George Clemens IV,

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

Burkley honors Clemens as a state wrestling champion

tournament podium,” said Burk- ley. “With his dedication and perseverance, I expect we will see great success from him as he pursues his future endeavors.” Clemens went 50-0 on the season on his way to becoming the Division III, 126-pound state champion. Clemens made school his-

COLUMBUS – On May 10, State Rep. Tony Burkley (R-Payne) presented a resolu- tion to Wayne Trace’s George Clemens, honoring him as a 2016 Division III state wres- tling champion. “I was proud to see George Clemens further his wrestling ca- reer and obtain a spot on the state

tory last year when he became the first wrestler to place at the state tournament with a sev- enth-place finish. This year he is the first Wayne Trace wres- tler to become a champion. George Clemens was pres- ent, along with his parents, to receive the resolution during the Ohio House session.

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Varsity Games of the Week

Softball

Crestview

2

Paulding

1

Sectionals:

Lincolnview

6

Antwerp

1

Paulding

9

Delphos Jefferson

1

Lincolnview

6

Wayne Trace

2

Baseball

Paulding

3

Allen East

0

Sectionals:

Fairview

5

Paulding

1

Track

At Fairview:

GMC MEET Boys’ meet – Fairview

141

Edgerton

88

Wayne Trace

81.5

Tinora

65

Ayersville

60

Hicksville

49

Antwerp

26.5

Holgate

13

Girls’ meet – Holgate

124

Fairview

106

Ayersville

62

Wayne Trace

61

Edgerton

53

Hicksville

44

Tinora

39

Antwerp

38

At Ada:

NWC MEET Boys’ meet - Columbus Grove

158

Bluffton

121

Spencerville

90

Delphos Jefferson

87

Lincolnview

84

Allen East

45

Crestview

31

Ada

21

Paulding

20

Girls’ meet - Columbus Grove

166

Bluffton

92

Spencerville

89

Allen east

74.5

Ada

74

Lincolnview

70.5

Delphos Jefferson

47

Paulding

40

Crestview

8

At Haviland:

WAYNE TRACE RELAYS Boys’ meet - Ayersville

114

Wayne Trace

88

Kalida

72

Paulding

64

Continental

48

Antwerp

34

Girls’ meet - Ayersville

110

Kalida

84

Wayne Trace

80

Paulding

64

Antwerp

56

Continental

10

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Division III Sectional Baseball

Wayne Trace grads complete first year at collegiate level

Apaches’ late rally dooms Panthers

By KEVIN WANNEMACHER Sports Writer SHERWOOD – A five-run sixth inning rally by Fairview brought an abrupt end to the Paulding baseball season on Fri- day night as the Apaches rallied for a 5-1 victory over the Pan- thers in Division III sectional action. Paulding jumped in front with a single run in the third and the Panthers led into the sixth. However, the black-and- gold broke loose for five runs in the sixth to take control of the contest. After the Apaches scored to tie the game in the sixth, the big play of the game came with the bases loaded and no outs.

By KEVIN WANNEMACHER Sports Writer Addison Baumle, a graduate of Wayne Trace, is a freshman on this year’s Butler Universi- ty softball team. Baumle has played in 21 games this season, scoring four times and striking out twice in three at bats on the

A suicide squeeze by Austin Meyer that plated both Wy- season. The former Raider

att Puffinberger and Kody King, thanks in part to a Paulding standout also pitched 2-1/3

throwing error, made it 3-1 Apaches. The black-and-gold added two more runs on a single by Kobe Baker and held on from there to advance to district action against Archbold on Thursday at Defiance. Corbin Edwards, Jarrett Sitton and Cameron Doster all had two singles for the Panther offense. Damon Egnor added a dou- ble for the maroon-and-white. Edwards, who took over on the mound with one out in the fourth, tossed two innings of relief and struck out two while walking three but suffered the loss. Damon Egnor started but left the game in the fourth with an apparent injury and Preston Johanns also pitched in relief. Paulding falls to 9-5 overall on the season.

Division III Sectional Softball

innings of scoreless softball, walking one and allowing one hit. In the field, Baumle record- ed outs in all three opportuni- ties this season. Butler University won the Big East tournament champi- onship this past weekend and will be participating in the NCAA Division I tournament. Butler will take on Kentucky in the opening round of the tour- nament. The Bulldogs enter the tournament with a record of 28-22 overall and finished Big East regular season play at 9-7. Another former Raider, Mol- ly Crosby, is a freshman on the University of Findlay squad.

ly Crosby, is a freshman on the University of Findlay squad. ADDISON BAUMLE MOLLY CROSBY Lady

ADDISON BAUMLE

freshman on the University of Findlay squad. ADDISON BAUMLE MOLLY CROSBY Lady Panthers on to districts

MOLLY CROSBY

Lady Panthers on to districts

Crosby pitched in five games ing hitters as well.

Findlay finished its season

innings while allowing 14 with a record of 31-21 overall hits, 13 runs (8 earned) and and the Oilers were 15-11 in 10 walks. The former Raider the Great Lakes Intercollegiate standout struck out five oppos- Athletic Conference.

this past season, tossing 7-1/3

Andrews each recorded a sin- gle apiece as well for the Pan- thers, who advance to Tues-

PAULDING – Host Pauld- day’s district semifinal game

against top seed Tinora, a 7-2 winner over St. Henry on Fri-

the Lady Panthers rolled to a day.

9-1 win over visiting Delphos

Manz got the win on the

Jefferson in Division III sec- mound, scattering two hits

tional softball action Friday and two walks while striking

afternoon. Haylee Dominique led the way for the Panthers, posting two singles and a double to go

along with two runs batted in son plated its only run in the

fourth. However, the maroon-and-

gles and scored twice for the white answered with two more

maroon-and-white with Kris- ten Schilt posting two singles and a run batted in. Mya Andrews and Kelsey Beck also chipped in a double

while scoring and driving in ing-Tinora game will play ei-

and a run scored. Asia Arellano had two sin-

ing scored four times in the first and never looked back as

By KEVIN WANNEMACHER Sports Writer

out ten Wildcat hitters. Paulding extended the lead to 5-0 with a single run in the second before Delphos Jeffer-

runs in the bottom of the fourth before scoring the game’s final two runs in the home half of the sixth. The winner of the Pauld-

one run each. Audrey Manz and Darian

ther Allen East or Riverdale on Friday, May 20.

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

enth, 800 run and fifth, 1600 run). Estle, McCullough, Baylee March

and Manz combined to finish fifth in the

400 relay with a time of 59.7.

The Bulldog boys posted 123 points to nip Spencerville’s 115-1/6 to take home the championship. Paulding fin- ished with 23 points to place ninth. Lincolnview’s Brad Korte took first in both the 200 dash (24.9) and long jump (17-7/14). Scoring points for the maroon-and- white were Riley Coil (seventh, 100 dash), Adrian Manz (seventh, pole

vault), Owen Carnahan (tied for eighth,

110 hurdles), Seth Dysinger (third, 200

hurdles and seventh, long jump), Bran- don Jackson (tied for eighth, pole vault) and Jordan Mudel (eighth, 400 dash). Paulding’s 400 relay quartet of Adri- an Manz, Jackson, Deyton Price and Mudel took eighth while Quincy Porter, Maquise Seibert, Julian Penasiri and

Ben Weible combined to take seventh in the 800 relay. Coil, Dysinger, Owen Carnahan and Mudel teamed up for a third place finish in the 1600 relay.

seventh in the 800 relay. Coil, Dysinger, Owen Carnahan and Mudel teamed up for a third

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GMC track and field

Tigers, Apaches roll to GMC titles

Antwerp’s Sam Williamson sets two records

By KEVIN WANNEMACHER Sports Writer

Miesle, Rachel Williamson, Jaime Ryan and Longardner took third while the same four-

DEFIANCE – The Holgate girls and Fair- some combined to finish fourth in the 1600 view boys both ran away with Green Mead- relay.

ows Conference championships at the 2016

track and field meet Friday night at Ayersville 141 points to coast to the championship. Edg-

High School.

While the Tigers and Apaches took the team took third with 81-1/2. Rounding out the field titles, Antwerp’s Sam Williamson had a big were Tinora (65), Ayersville (60), Hicksville day in setting two new meet records. Wil- (49), Antwerp (26-1/2) and Holgate (13).

liamson won the 1600 run in 4:24.60 (previ-

ous record held by Nick Smith from Tinora lor, Chance Elliott, Josh Kuhn and Cole Shep-

in 2001 with a time of 4:26.30) and also cap- herd claimed the championship with a time of tured the 3200 run in a meet record time of 3:36.00.

9:39.40, shattering the record held since 1978

by Hicksville J. Wood with a time of 9:46.90. took first in both the 400 dash (51.70) and

Holgate’s girls totaled 124 points to easily post the victory over runner-up Fairview (106) and third place Ayersville (62). Wayne Trace took fourth at 61 followed by Edgerton (53), Hicksville (44), Tinora (39) and Antwerp (38). The Lady Raiders’ Monique Goings was a double winner, capturing the 100 dash in 12.90 and the 200 dash in 27.80. Wayne Trace’s 800 relay team of Gracie Gudakunst, Stacy Flint, Shayna Temple and Monique Goings captured first place with a time of 1:51.00. Gudakunst, Flint, Ellie Moore and Temple combined for a second place finish in the 400 relay. Placers for Antwerp were Klayre Manella (discus, fourth), Hope Smith (high jump and 100 hurdles, third), Kortney Smith (100 hur- dles, fifth), Anne Miesle (300 hurdles, third) and Audrie Longardner (800 run, fourth). Goings (400 dash, second), Estie Sinn (dis- cus, fifth), Madison Chastain (discus, sixth), Ellie Stoller (shot put, fifth), Gudakunst (200 dash, third), Mohr (high jump, fifth) and Hol- lie Wannemacher (3200 run, fifth) also scored points for Wayne Trace. The Archer 3200 relay quartet of Anne

Individually, the Raiders’ Cole Shepherd

In the boys portion, the Apaches picked up

erton finished second at 88 while Wayne Trace

Wayne Trace’s 1600 relay team of Seth Say-

long jump (19-5-1/2). Wayne Trace’s Josh Kuhn captured the 300 hurdles with a time of

41.70.

Others picking up point scoring places for the red- white-and-blue included Scott Wen- ninger (shot put and discus, third), Nick Durre (discus, fifth), Shepherd (high jump, tied for fifth), Seth Saylor (110 and 300 hurdles, sec- ond) and Austin Kuhn (110 hurdles, third). The Raider 800 relay quartet of Saylor, Jon Sinn, Josh Kuhn and Austin Kuhn took fourth. Erik Buchan tied for fifth in the high jump for the Archers with Brandon Laney finishing sixth in the 800 run. Jake Ryan, Brandon Laney, Buchan and Samuel Williamson took fourth in the 3200 relay for Antwerp. Both the Raiders and Archers will participate in the district meet at Ayersville High School on Thursday and Saturday. Joining Antwerp and Wayne Trace at the district are teams from Archbold, Ayersville, Continental, Edgerton, Edon, Fairview, Fay- ette, Hicksville, Hilltop, Holgate, Liberty Cen- ter, Montpelier, North Central, Patrick Henry, Paulding, Pettisville, Stryker and Tinora.

NWC track and field

Columbus Grove boys and girls sweep NWC track meet

also captured both the shot put (53-2) and discus (152-0). For Paulding, Brendon Lothamer finished second in the pole vault with Andrew Stafford taking seventh in the pole vault. Paulding’s 400 relay squad of Branson Minck, Alex

The Lady Bulldogs de- elyn Camposano, Mary-Cate Riethman, Lothamer and

Preston Ingol finished sixth with Ingol, Isaiah Theobald, Minck and Jesse Goings took sixth in the 800 relay. Josh Trausch, Hunter Kesler, Lu-

Paulding’s quartet of Razo, cas Arend and Goings fin-

ished seventh in the 1600 re- lay with the quartet of Traus- ch, Simeon Shepherd, Shawn

Bulldog freshman Rylee Stahl, Weller and Harwell Jackson and Arend taking

seventh in the 3200 relay. Paulding will take part in the district meet at Ayersville this coming Thursday and Saturday.

Columbus Grove also took

By KEVIN WANNEMACHER Sports Writer

(fifth, high jump), Jacee Har- well (second, pole vault), JoEllyn Salinas (fourth, pole

ADA – Columbus Grove vault), Kristen Razo (eighth, swept the 2016 Northwest pole vault), Jessica Weller Conference track champi- (eighth, 100 dash) and Gabri-

onships as both the Bulldog ella Stahl (sixth, 200 dash).

boys and girls squads rolled to league titles.

The Panther 3200 relay team of Emilee Ringler, Joc-

feated second place Bluffton Panico and Christine Clapsad- 166-92 with Spencerville dle finished sixth while Abbie (89), Allen East (74-1/2) and Leaman, Ringler, Clapsaddle Ada (74) rounding out the and Stahl combined to take top five schools. Lincolnview sixth in the 1600 relay.

(70-1/2), Delphos Jefferson

(47), Paulding (40) and Crest- Harwell, Stahl and Kaylee

view (8) completed the list of Plummer took fifth in the

squads participating.

800 relay with Erin Karlstadt,

Seibert won both the 100 placing fourth in the 400 re- dash (13.62) and 200 dash lay.

(27.85) while Lincolnview

senior Anna Gorman cap- the boys title handily, de- tured the 800 run (2:27.25) feating runner-up Bluffton and 1600 run (5:33.42). Ada 158-121. Spencerville (90), senior Carlee Marshall also Delphos Jefferson (87-1/2),

was a double winner, taking Lincolnview (84), Allen East both the high jump (5-2) and (45), Crestview (31), Ada

(21) and Paulding (20) were

long jump (16-1-1/2).

Columbus Grove senior the other teams to pick up Lyne’a Diller set a pair of points.

meet records as well, posting

Baily Clement of Colum-

tosses of 43-3 in the shot put bus Grove won the 400 dash

to take first as well as 151-2 (51.13) and 200 dash (23.58)

while Trevor Bassitt of Bluff-

in the discus.

Point scorers for Paulding ton took first in the 110 hur- included Micah Coil (eighth, dles (15.72) and 300 hurdles discus), Leah Nusbaum (sev- (40.38).

enth, discus), Tori Bradford

The Bulldogs’ Rece Roney

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

the 3200 relay (2:02.21) and 1600 sprint medley (4:46.92). WAYNE TRACE SENIOR ATHLETES – Include, front

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

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PAULDING PROGRESS RELIGION
PAULDING PROGRESS RELIGION
PAULDING PROGRESS RELIGION

Jason Crabb in concert

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

that will be held from June 13-17. Cost for the camp is $250 per camper and is open to the first 15 campers who apply. Additional information about the camp or the Crabb concert may be had by contacting the campus life di- rector at Wayne Trace, Doug Roop at (419) 399-7218 or at Paulding, Mike Zeedyk (419) 769-8005. “This is a great camp and typically the camp can have 250-300 people. Our chapter usually takes around 50 students. It’s our hope that it will grow continue to grow. With say- ing that we understand that there are financial needs that will need to be met. Many of our area students are unable to meet those needs. This is why it’s important that we assist with putting on concerts as well as fund- raising,” said Roop. The camp gives students the op- portunity to experience camp, who would otherwise would not have the means to attend. Even more impor- tantly, this is where we share and spread the Good News about Jesus.

this is where we share and spread the Good News about Jesus. One of gospel music’s

One of gospel music’s popular singers will make an appearance in Defiance on May 27. Award win- ning Jason Crabb will be in concert at the Defiance community auditorium as a part of the Youth for Christ summer camp fund raiser.

Wanted Vacation Bible School Information

Wanted Vacation Bible School Information Area churches planning to have Vacation Bible School this summer are
Wanted Vacation Bible School Information Area churches planning to have Vacation Bible School this summer are
Wanted Vacation Bible School Information Area churches planning to have Vacation Bible School this summer are
Wanted Vacation Bible School Information Area churches planning to have Vacation Bible School this summer are

Area churches planning to have Vacation Bible School this summer are encouraged to submit details to the Paulding Progress.

Information can be sent to progress@progressnewspaper.org or by calling the office at 419-399-4015.

CHURCH CALENDAR

Thursday, May 26: Community Meal

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

399-3591.

June 6-10: Vacation Bible School

the church at 399-3591. June 6-10: Vacation Bible School DUPONT – The Dupont Church of the

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

Scripture of the Week:
Scripture of the Week:

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

How is life treating you?

Are you facing a major trial or disappointment? Did you not get the job after having

a great interview? Did you

run out of money with more month left and bills to pay? Those are problems we all

face from time to time. and the list of problems can continue

to grow as we face each day.

When you stay focused on your purpose, not your prob- lem, you can be happy even

when life seems to be falling apart. The Apostle Paul was an old man when he was in prison

in Rome. He was a long way

from home. He was awaiting execution. Everything has been taken from him — his

friends, his freedom, his min- istry, even his privacy, with a guard chained to him 24 hours a day. It wasn’t exactly a hap-

py time for Paul.

But there was one thing they could not take away from Paul: his purpose. Paul made the choice to stay focused on his purpose, even when he had lost everything else. What was his purpose? Serving God by serving others. Paul says in Philippians 1:22-25, “If by continuing to live I can do more worthwhile

work, then I am not sure which

I should choose. I am pulled

in two directions. I want very much to leave this life and be with Christ, which is a far bet- ter thing; but for your sake it

is much more important that I remain alive. I am sure of this, and so I know that I will stay.

I will stay on with you all, to

add to your progress and your

joy in the faith.” I’ll never forget reading

Viktor Frankl’s book, Man’s Search for Meaning. He was

a Jewish psychiatrist who

was taken to one of the death

camps in Nazi Germany. All

of his family and all of his

friends were gassed and mur- dered. He talks in his book

about one day when he stood

in front of the Gestapo stark

naked. They’d taken away the prisoners’ clothes and even

Frankl’s wedding ring. He stood there with nothing at

all when he suddenly realized

there was one thing the Nazis

could not take away from him:

his choice in how he would re-

spond. You cannot control what other people do to you. You

cannot control what other peo- ple do around you. But you can control how you respond. So, today, when the battles seem endless and the disap- pointments continue to mount

up, how do you respond?

What do to believe is your

purpose is in life? How does your response

to a difficult situation change when you realize that how you respond is your choice? What distractions or influ-

ences are keeping you focused

on your problem and not your

purpose? Tomorrow or next week when you face a negative, a difficulty, a hard decision to make, and you will, how will you respond? The way you

respond will determine your joy.

 
PAULDING COUNTY CHURCH DIRECTORY
PAULDING COUNTY CHURCH DIRECTORY

PAULDING COUNTY CHURCH DIRECTORY

 

ANTWERP AND SURROUNDING AREA

 

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

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

- Antwerp Community Church, 704 S. Erie St., SR 49, Antwerp; Pastor Ricky L. Grimes 258-2069. Contemporary wo