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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).

Fort Defiance Meats expands voluntary recall PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 3:45 PM


Fort Defiance Meats expands voluntary recall

DEFIANCE – Fort Defiance Meats, of 1214 S. Clinton St., Defiance, Ohio issued a recall for kippered beef products due to a processing deviation, and snack sticks due to being produced without the benefit of inspection on July 18, 2014. Fort Defiance is expanding the recall to include approximately 50 pounds of Bulldog Casing Hot Dogs because they were misbranded.

The products were sold through the plant’s store in Defiance, as well as two local convenience stores in the Defiance area.


Patrol plans OVI sobriety checkpoint this week PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 2:34 PM


The Ohio State Highway Patrol in conjunction with the Paulding County Sheriff Office and Scott Police Department, announced Tuesday that troopers and local law enforcement will operate an OVI checkpoint to deter and intercept impaired drivers this week.

The county where the checkpoint will take place will be announced the day prior to the checkpoint; the location will be announced the morning of the checkpoint.

If you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements before you drink. Don’t let another life be lost for the senseless and selfish act of getting behind the wheel impaired.

Operational support for the checkpoint will be provided by local law enforcement agencies.


Paulding to retry selling hotel lot
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:53 PM

By BILL SHERRY • Progress Correspondent

PAULDING – The old Barnes Hotel lot may soon be owned by a private citizen rather than the Village of Paulding. At Monday’s meeting, council unanimously passed Ordinance No. 1483-14, a legal notice that will be running in local newspapers for the next five weeks. The village will be accepting sealed bids for the sale of the real estate known as the “Barnes Hotel” property located at 110 S. Williams St. in Paulding.

Second annual Scott Picnic in the Park set for Aug. 2
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 11:38 AM

By NANCY WHITAKER • Progress Correspondent

SCOTT – The second annual Picnic in the Park will be held from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Bressler Park in Scott. After many years of not playing ball on the ball field, volunteers got together and began working to cosmetically give the ball diamond, bleachers and the concession stand a new look.

Games were played at the ball field this summer and once again you could hear the crack of the bats, the calls of the umpire and the happy voices of kids and parents enjoying the thrill of the sport.

The Picnic in the Park will be a fundraiser for the Scott Ball Association and the Scott Fire Department. The fire department will be selling chicken dinners beginning at 11:30 a.m. Also on tap that day will be bingo, silent auction, door prizes, a magician, face painting, games, obstacle course, the Bookmobile and softball games as well as a wiffle ball game.

Jeremy Akom, one of the coaches said, “Anyone interested in playing softball at our picnic in the park on Aug. 2, can get with Chris Martinez, head coach, or myself. I’d like to see us get three or four teams together to play and two of those teams to consist of parents and family of our T-ball teams. So teams, please let me know if you are willing and want to play. We may need to practice by Aug. 2.”

Some former Scott players from years gone past may even show up to show off their skills.

The Scott Ball Association is also taking orders for T-shirts online or fill out a printed form. The pre-sale price is $12.95 and the price at the picnic will be $15.

The link to order online is

Please come out on Aug. 2 for a Picnic in the Park for a lot of fun and to support the Scott Ball Association and the Scott Fire Department.