April 17, 2014

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  • YFC kids headed for Minnesota

    By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Staff Writer PAULDING – Four youths who are involved with the Youth For Christ program recently did work for some county residents, earning enough money to go on the annual YFC camping trip. Each year the YFC team goes on...
  • Paulding County Pedigree

    By Caroline Zimmerman DITCHING THE BLACK SWAMP Part 1 of 2 Note: Parts of this were taken from the NORTHWEST OHIO QUARTERLY Summer 1984. “The Buckeye Ditcher” was invented in 1892 by James B. Hill in Bowling Green, which was a steam driven mec...
  • In My Opinion

    By Nancy Whitaker Sittin’ (and spinnin’) on the board For every event we attend, whether it is sponsored by a church, school or social group, a great deal of planning goes on behind the scenes. Some groups and organizations have been in existen...
  • MR. and MRS. KEVIN PHLIPOT

    PAULDING — Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Phlipot celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on June 27. Kevin Phlipot and Lorie Gunderman were married June 27, 1986, at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church by the Rev. David Beck. They are the parents of three ...
  • Softball league standing July 6

    PAULDING RESERVOIR SOFTBALL LEAGUE STANDINGS Monday Night Coed League Team Record Archbold Equipment 10-0 Hoffman Builders 7-3 Gatorz 6-4 Smalley’s Body Shop 5-5 Concrete Guys 2-8 R&D Engineering 0-10 Tuesday Night Men’s League Team R...
  • Five former exchange students make one big happy family

    By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Staff Reporter PAYNE — A big family reunion took place at the home of Lorraine Schaefer of Payne. Attending the event were families from five different countries who were all former exchange students of the Schaefer famil...
  • Krouse steps aside after 29 years with Payne Fire Department

    By JIM LANGHAM Feature Writer PAYNE – Payne Fire Chief Dave Krouse, who has served as the town’s chief for the past 16 years, is stepping aside from his responsibilities, citing health reasons. “I am not quitting, I am just stepping aside,”...
  • PEVS board approves student drug testing

      {jcomments off}By STEVE MAJOR Correspondent PAULDING – The Paulding Exempted Village Schools Board approved a random drug testing policy for students in grades 9-12 participating in extracurricular activities at its monthly meeting on June 28. ...
  • 'ttyl,' 'lol' and the real friendship connections

    By Jim Langham The language of Facebook abbreviations and cell phone messaging these days is totally amazing. I know a few of the pet phrases such as, “lol (laugh out loud),” “ttyl (talk to you later)” and the famous sign-off smile grin. But m...
  • A Penny For Your Thoughts

    By Nancy Whitaker THE FLEA MARKET I have always loved going to Shipshewana and visiting the flea market. The drive is a pretty scenic route and I love traveling through Amish country. The morning sun was bright and beautiful when leaving Ohio, but,...
  • KATIE LAUKHUF and JEFFREY MORMAN

    Katie R. Laukhuf of Payne and Jeffrey J. Morman of Ottawa announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Bruce and Vickie Laukhuf of Haviland. She graduated from The University of Findlay with a masters of occu...
  • Softball league standing June 29

    PAULDING RESERVOIR SOFTBALL LEAGUE STANDINGS Monday Night Coed League Team Record Archbold Equipment 10-0 Hoffman Builders 7-3 Gatorz 6-4 Smalley’s Body Shop 5-5 Concrete Guys 2-8 R&D Engineering 0-10 Tuesday Night Men’s League Team R...
  • State cites owners of vacant hotel

    From Staff Reports PAULDING – An inspection by state fire marshals earlier this month has resulted in a citation and orders for the former Hotel Barnes in Paulding. The citation was issued by the State of Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of S...
  • Take me out to the ballgame - at Wrigley Field

    By STEVE MAJOR Sportswriter CHICAGO – What makes Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, a mecca of baseball? Is it the stadium’s history? Could it be the friendly neighborhood and the unique surroundings? What about the Cubs as lovable losers? ...
  • A Penny For Your Thoughts

    By Nancy Whitaker I CAN’T BELIEVE I ATE THAT Are we really made up of “what we eat?” Now everyone who knows me at all knows that food and cooking is one of my hobbies and something I am passionate about. Everyone eats different foods and some...
  • SARAH DEATRICK and BRIAN FRANZ

    PAYNE – Sarah Ann Deatrick of Payne and Brian Dean Franz of Hoagland, Ind., would like to announce their engagement and upcoming wedding on July 16, 2011, at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Decatur, Ind. The bride-elect is the daughter of Glen and Julia ...
  • SHANNON GERKEN and MARTIN CROSSLAND

    DEFIANCE — Shannon Jean Gerken and Martin Thomas Crossland are pleased to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is a graduate of Holgate High School and is currently employed at Paulding County Hospital. Her fiancé ...
  • Softball league standing June 22

    PAULDING RESERVOIR SOFTBALL LEAGUE STANDINGS Monday Night Coed League Team Record Archbold Equipment 8-0 Hoffman Builders 5-3 Smalley’s Body Shop 5-3 Gatorz 4-4 Concrete Guys 2-6 R&D Engineering 0-8 Tuesday Night Men’s League Team Rec...
  • Plenty of winners at this year's fair

    By DENISE GEBERS Correspondent Another edition of the Paulding County Fair has come to a close and what a fair it was. This year the weather was cooperative, so no events were canceled or postponed, although rain on Thursday meant junior fair horse...
  • Antwerp Library to close for remodeling

    ANTWERP – The Antwerp Branch Library, which is the oldest established branch of the Paulding County Carnegie Library system, will close on Thursday, June 23, for the remodeling of the Children’s Room. New, lower shelving has been designed by furn...