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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 1:49 PM

PAULDING – Mr. and Mrs. Ramiro Rodriguez will be celebrating 50 years of marriage on Aug. 24.

Ramiro Rodriguez and Bernadine Gonzalez were united in marriage on Aug. 24, 1963, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Paulding by Father Robert Haas.

Ramiro is retired from General Motors following 37 years of service. Bernadine is retired from Sheller-Globe after 33 years of service.

They are the parents of four children, Vince of Hilliard, Rachel (Jerry) Thomas of Bucyrus, and Erika (Todd) Pease of Paulding. A son, Jerald, is deceased.

The couple also have four grandchildren, Justin and Kylee Thomas and Braeden and Piper Pease of Paulding.

They have a great-granddaughter, Ally Vance-Thomas.

Their children and grandchildren will be hosting a party for family and friends on Friday, Aug. 24.

The couple are also planning a boat trip to Tennessee next summer with their children and grandchildren.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 1:38 PM

MIDDLE POINT — Allison Williams of Middle Point and Charles Youtsey of Paulding have announced their engagement and approaching marriage.

The bride elect is the daughter of Rick and Carol Williams of Middle Point. She is a graduate of the Institute of Therapeutic Massage and Ohio State Beauty Academy. She is employed by the Ohio State Beauty Academy and Total Reflections Day Spa.

Her fiancé is the son of Chuck and Jacky Youtsey of Haviland. He is a graduate of the University of Northwestern Ohio. He is employed as an inventory control analyst at P.S.I.

The couple will repeat vows at 4:30 p.m., Sept. 14, at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Van Wert.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 2:44 PM

ANTWERP — Mr. and Mrs. Francis Coughlin celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 11.

Francis Coughlin and Bonnie Mettert were married   Aug. 11, 1948, at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Antwerp by the Rev. John Flynn.

The couple are the parents of seven children, Linda Coughlin of Auburn, Ind., Judy (David) McCalla of Dallas, Deb (Dan) Corwin of Woodburn, Jim (Beth) Coughlin of Antwerp, Denny (JoAnn) Coughlin of Antwerp and Amy (Mitch) Wilhelm of Paulding. A daughter, Christine, is deceased.

They marked the occasion with a Mass of Thanksgiving on Aug. 11 at the Divine Mercy (formerly St. Marys) Catholic Church in Antwerp, followed by a brunch at Grant’s Reception Hall with their family.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 1:49 PM

PAULDING – Laura Arend and Michael Wehrkamp of Paulding have announced their engagement and approaching marriage.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Donald and Susan Arend of Paulding. She is a 2003 graduate of Paulding High School and graduated from the University of St. Francis in 2007 with a bachelor of science in nursing. She is currently employed as a registered nurse at Parkview Physicians Group in Fort Wayne.

Her fiancé is the son of Terry and Nancy Wehrkamp of Paulding. He is a 2002 graduate of Paulding High School and graduated from the Ohio State University in 2006 with a bachelor of arts in political science. In 2009, he graduated from the University of Toledo College of Law and is currently employed as a judicial law clerk to the honorable Vernon L. Preston of the Ohio Third District Court of Appeals in Lima.

The couple will exchange wedding vows at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Paulding.

Wednesday, August 07, 2013 1:49 PM

John and Annette Hanson of Ottoville (formerly of Paulding) would like to announce the engagement of their daughter, Natalie Renee, to Jace Tyler Crossland of Newport, Mich.

Jace is the son of Don and Ruby Crossland of Paulding.

Both Natalie and Jace are 2006 graduates of Paulding High School and each holds a bachelor degree from Bowling Green State University.

Natalie is employed as a leasing agent in Findlay, and Jace is employed by Quicken Loans in Detroit.

Their wedding vows will be exchanged Aug. 17, 2013, at the St. John’s United Methodist Church of Columbus Grove.