April 23, 2014

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Museum to celebrate the arts, artists of Paulding County
Monday, April 21, 2014 2:43 PM

PAULDING – The John Paulding Historical Society has many works of art created by past and present artists from Paulding County.

An exhibit, “Celebrating the Arts and Artists of Paulding County,” featuring oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 17.

UWPC Community Impact Grant applications available
Monday, April 21, 2014 8:03 AM


PAULDING – The United Way of Paulding County (UWPC) invites non-profit agencies serving residents in Paulding County to apply for funding.

Funding guidelines:

Must be 501c3 agencies serving residents in Paulding County

Programs must meet an identified need in the areas of Education, Income, Health, or Essential Services

Agencies are encouraged to develop partnerships

Programs must have measurable outcomes

Agencies may submit more than one application.

Application materials are available at the UWPC office located at 101 E. Perry St. in Paulding (use the South Williams entrance) or they may be sent electronically. Application requests should be sent to: pcuwdirector@gmail.com.

Completed applications must be received in the office by noon Friday, May 23, 2014 and may be submitted electronically. Organizations are required to present their program(s) to the Citizen’s Review Panel in June (TBA).

Please contact executive director Sonya Herber at pcuwdirector@gmail.com or 419-399-8240 with any questions you have about the application, the funding process, or questions about potential programs.


Chief Good Neighbor Day is April 22
Saturday, April 19, 2014 9:13 AM

Be a Good Neighbor. Help fight hunger in our communities.

The effects of the downturn in our economy are being felt in west central and northwest Ohio, where the number of families needing assistance to keep nutritious food on the table is on the rise. In response to this critical need, Chief Supermarket is sponsoring Good Neighbor Day at all store locations on Tuesday, April 22.

This is the sixth annual Good Neighbor Day at Chief. More than $190,000 has been donated to local food pantries since 2009.

On April 22, Chief will donate a percentage of sales to support local food pantries. Customers can also choose to donate $1, $3 or $5 when they check out at the register. Suggested non- perishable food items will be displayed just before the registers for customers who would like to purchase and donate food directly to the pantries.

Additionally, local food pantry volunteers will be manning the popular Chief Buck-A-Brat on April 22 from 4-6 p.m. Proceeds from the Buck- A-Brat will be donated to the pantries.

According to Annette Hoeffel, Chief Supermarkets’ director of marketing, hunger is a growing problem for many families in every community.

“Part of being a community is looking out for each other and helping where you can. As a family-owned, local company, Chief is helping our neighbors by making sure they have enough of the right kind of food to eat every day. No one should have to feel the pain of hunger. Together we can make a difference in our neighborhoods.”

National statistics show:

• 1 in 6 people in America face hunger.

• Households with children reported a significantly higher food insecurity rate than households without children; More than 1 in 5 children is at risk of hunger.

• 14.5% of US households struggle to put enough food on the table.

Funds donated will allow local food pantries to purchase staple food items, including produce, meat and frozen foods, at greatly reduced prices from the West Ohio Food Bank, which serves more than 200 programs in 11 counties throughout West Central Ohio. Each dollar donation to West Ohio Food Bank will provide 25 pounds of food that will make 19 meals, enough to feed two people for three days. Selected local food pantries that are not part of the West Ohio Food Bank group will also benefit directly from the donated funds.

Election board announces May 6 primary information
Friday, April 18, 2014 3:36 PM
Antwerp Schools looking to upgrade transportation fleet
Friday, April 18, 2014 10:49 AM

BY JOE SHOUSE • Progress Correspondent

ANTWERP – The Antwerp Local School Board met in regular session on Thursday, April 17 with all members present. The passing of a resolution allowing bids for a new bus and Micro Bird van, principal reports, and year-end activities and dates were presented.

The board passed a resolution for the treasurer, Kristine Stuart, to accept bids for a Micro Bird van and a 72-passenger bus.

Paulding's 'Safe Routes to School' project progressing
Thursday, April 17, 2014 4:18 PM

By BILL SHERRY • Progress Correspondent

PAULDING – The Village of Paulding Planning Commission met Wednesday, April 16 to answer a letter from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) regarding the proposed “Safe Routes to School” project for Paulding.