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Landers sees low turnout, strong support at jail meetings
Monday, July 21, 2014 6:42 PM


By JIM LANGHAM • Progress Feature Writer

GROVER HILL – Earlier this week, Paulding County Sheriff Jason Landers said that he is a little hesitant so far about moving ahead with restoring the county jail, not because he hasn’t had favorable response about the possibility at “pulse meetings,” but because of the lack of attendance.

Two arrested after Paulding meth bust
Monday, July 21, 2014 6:30 PM


PAULDING – Two Paulding men are facing felony charges after authorities allegedly discovered a meth lab in a home.

Two post offices reducing hours
Monday, July 21, 2014 5:15 PM

By NANCY WHITAKER • Progress Correspondent

At two separate meetings held Tuesday, July 15, patrons of Latty and Scott post offices heard the results of a recent survey.

In April 2013, the U.S. Postal Service made some cost-cutting measures to its Melrose, Grover Hill, Cecil and Haviland locations. Other post offices remained in jeopardy of either being closed, hours of operation trimmed, getting mail boxes, relocating the post offices to a business or residents going to another post office to get their mail.

Grand jury indicts 9 in July
Monday, July 21, 2014 3:19 PM


PAULDING – A Paulding County grand jury returned indictments against nine persons on Thursday, July 16.

The individuals will be arraigned in Paulding County Common Pleas Court. Those indicted were:

Special response team activated for 911 call
Monday, July 21, 2014 2:59 PM


GROVER HILL – A Grover Hill man was arrested following a four-hour confrontation with law enforcement officers last week near Grover Hill. A woman escaped from the scene without injury.

Payne camp meeting begins Saturday PDF Print E-mail
Monday, July 21, 2014 2:17 PM

PAYNE – The annual camp meeting of the Church of God for northwest Ohio will begin Saturday, July 26, and run through Friday, Aug. 1. Worship services will be held each evening at 7 p.m., with this year’s theme, “Close Encounters of the Real Kind.”

This year’s evangelist is the Rev. Dr. Ed Beck, of Ravenna and former pastor of the Church of God in Van Wert. Worship leader will be Dan Betts, Akron. A youth camp is held each day for students in grades 7-12, led by youth directors John and Melyssa Trussel, of Marengo.

Kids’ Camp is held each day, Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m.–noon for children ages kindergarten through grade six. Linda Smith, former Paulding County resident, will direct the camp, with this year’s theme as BLITZ (Bold Living in the Zone).

Young adult conferences will be conducted daily by Pastor Mike Harmon and Jed Worline, both of Owosso, Mich. Harmon is originally from Paulding County.

Daily adult conferences will be led by various individuals.

Christian Women’s Connection will host a women’s conference on Wednesday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., led by guest speaker, Joy Sherman of Springfield.

A cafeteria, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a snack stand are available on the campgrounds Also available is camping and dormitory rooms. For further information, contact caretakers Ken and Roxanna Gifford at 419-263-2113.

The Church of God, with its general offices in Anderson, Ind., held its first Payne camp meeting 1895 by Daniel S. Warner.