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Sheriff: Credible reports of 'large cat' received
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:12 AM


PAULDING –On Tuesday, the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office received what authorities believe to be credible information that a large cat has been seen running north of the intersection of Road 151 and Road 108 on the east side of the road located in Brown Township.

Much to offer at Grover Hill Summerfest
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 9:29 PM



GROVER HILL – The community of Grover Hill invites the public to join them for their annual “Grover Hill Summerfest in the Park.” Grover Hill Summerfest 2014 is ready to take center stage as it becomes the place to be for fun, games, good music and worship on Friday, July 25, continuing on Saturday, July 26 through Sunday, July 27. This year, a Major Girls softball tournament will be part of the events all three days.

The village of Grover Hill promises to be a fun place to be as Welcome Park and the village will be transformed as the main stage for the midsummer activity. Grover Hill will be celebrating their annual Summerfest again this year at the Grover Hill Welcome Park thanks to a group of local citizens consisting of the park board, Lions Club, ball association, area ministerial association and numerous area residents who have worked hard to put together an event-filled weekend.

‘Phenomenal crop’ of wheat reported
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 9:29 PM


Feature Writer

Paulding County Ohio State University educator Sarah Noggle said earlier this week that this year’s county wheat crop was not only one of the best in history, but “absolutely phenomenal,” especially with those farmers who had over-winter stand issues.

“People were a little surprised when they saw the yields coming in,” observed Noggle. “I think most of them would have been happy for yields of 70 to 75 bushels-per acre. This was a good blessing they weren’t planning on.”

Noggle attributed this year’s successful crop to seeding rates, nitrogen use and getting nitrogen at an optimum time and using the varieties.

Door-to-door handymen bring concern at Antwerp
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 9:28 PM


Progress Staff Writer

ANTWERP – The Antwerp Village Council met briefly Monday evening. Two resolutions unanimously passed and Police Chief George Clemens sent out a warning concerning door-to-door handymen.

Clemens reminded council that during the summer months there is a higher level of crime even in a small community like Antwerp. Recently, there has been an influx of “so-called” handymen combing the area promising to do work and then taking people’s money.

Clemens said he would like to see the council take action in developing procedure that would force door-to-door contractors to get a permit through the police department.

Manz, Spangler team up for gold
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 9:27 PM

Paulding pair raise $30,000 for Ethiopian library

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – More than 7,000 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members, advisers, alumni, and guests from across the country gathered in San Antonio, Texas for the 2014 National Leadership Conference. Kelsi Manz and Tiffany Spangler, recent graduates of Paulding High School and members of the Paulding High School – Vantage Career Center Satellite FCCLA, were among the members that took part in STAR Event Competitions at the conference.

Facility improvements, initial drug testing date set at WT
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 9:27 PM


Progress Staff Writer

HAVILAND – Improved athletic facilities, staff changes and the date for the first drug testing was established at the Wayne Trace Local Board of Education meeting held Monday, July 14.

The board voted to give a 3.43 percent raise to non-bargaining unit members including Jody Dunham (Payne Elementary principal), Jerry Hessel (technology coordinator) and Greg Leeth (Wayne Trace junior/senior high school principal).