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Will Paulding County see any more new wind farms?
Friday, June 20, 2014 4:25 PM

By JOE SHOUSE • Progress Staff Writer

PAULDING — Within the past few days, the future for wind energy in Paulding County and neighboring Van Wert County will most likely take on a new look. Two recent changes from Columbus may reverse the future countryside scenery for several proposed wind farms in Paulding County.

Orr Co. looks to expand this fall
Friday, June 20, 2014 10:26 AM

By JAROD ROSEBROCK • Progress Correspondent

PAULDING – Paulding auto parts manufacturer Herbert E. Orr Co. has recently began the process of expanding its manufacturing facility significantly. While the expansion is contingent on certain funding issues, if completed it will be a major addition to the factory.

'American Pickers' picks Van Wert
Thursday, June 19, 2014 4:01 PM

VAN WERT – “American Pickers” will make their way to western Ohio and Indiana and are looking to spend some time “picking” in Van Wert County. The History Channel’s hit television series “American Pickers” will be in the area July 14-27 and is now actively seeking locations to feature in Van Wert County.

Author with local roots to visit Paulding Library
Thursday, June 19, 2014 7:10 AM

Robin Theis writes of rejection, suicide and strength of faith

PAULDING – Robin Theis is a veteran on the topic of rejection. She spent several years of her childhood in a children's home. She married at a young age and raised her children to love life and to appreciate the simplest of things. She found that the rejection she had experienced caused many problems in her early years of child rearing and in her marriage. Losing her son to suicide set her on a search for answers, and what she found was the rejection in his marriage led him to take his life.

Surrendered Identity challenges you to look at rejection through new eyes. The amount of people who have been rejected is staggering and the result is painful. Rejection leaves damage inside a person and manifests through anger, rebelliousness, relationship problems, depression, thoughts of suicide, wondering if the people in your circle reject or accept you, rejecting people before they reject you, self-pity, the inability to take constructive criticism or correction very well, the need to be loved, blaming God, insecurity, self-rejection, self-condemning, self-hate, feeling worthless and even feeling that there is no hope. Theis shares her faith-based journey and provides strategies on how you can be set free from the bondage of rejection.

Theis will be the guest at a special “meet and greet” on the main floor of the historic Carnegie library in Paulding from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 26. Visitors will have an opportunity to drop in during the two-hour period, meet the author, and if they want, purchase this special book.

For more information contact the main desk at the Carnegie library at 419-399-2032.


Wassenberg to offer youth summer art camp PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 2:04 PM

VAN WERT – The Wassenberg Art Center in Van Wert will be holding a youth summer camp July 7–11.

Ages 6-10 will have camp from 10 a.m.-noon and students 11-15 will be scheduled from 1-3 p.m.

Diane Bendele, a retired art teacher from Delphos, will lead the Native American-themed camp. Campers will study war ponies, Native American artwork, and cultural influences by the nation’s First Americans. In addition, students will learn about the late David Humphreys Miller, an artist and Van Wert native who painted and interviewed 72 survivors of the Battle of Little Bighorn. The Wassenberg Art Center houses a considerable collection of the enigmatic artist/historian’s work and is on view year round. Cost per student is $30 members/$35 non-members.

Other classes currently scheduled include Classic Watercolor class held on Tuesday mornings 10 a.m.–noon. This is an ongoing class is taught by Pat Rayman. Persons are encouraged to start anytime and the class is sold in monthly increments. Cost is $35 for members and $40 for non-members.

The next Vine & Palette is scheduled for July 8 and Aug. 7. With only a few openings left for July’s event, interested persons are encouraged to sign up soon. The evening includes all painting materials and your first glass of wine. Additional glasses of wine can be purchased for a nominal charge. Participants may bring a snack to share if they wish. Wear a paint shirt or apron to protect your clothes. $25 for members and $30 for non-members.

For information on exhibits, classes and programs contact the art center. The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 214 S. Washington St. (former Van Wert Armory). The center can be reached by telephone at 419-238-6837 or email at info@wassenbergartcenter.org. The website is wassenbergartcenter.org.

Jeffery interviewed on Underground Railroad
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 5:12 PM

By NANCY WHITAKER • Progress Staff Writer

Part 1 of 2

ANTWERP – In March 2014, the Ohio History Connection came to Paulding County and interviewed Ray Jeffery of Antwerp about his family’s history and their connection to Ohio’s Underground Railroad.

Also present for the interview were Jeffery’s daughters, Jill and Lura.

The DVD, when transcribed and processed, will become a part of the online oral history of the Ohio History Connection (formerly Ohio Historical Society). It also will be available for the public to read and view.