Monday, July 6, 2020
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:00 AM
    After spending over two months in the hospital, Paulding resident Dan Vogel is finally recovering at home.

    Vogel is a longtime barber with a shop on the square in Paulding. Many of his friends and customers know him by the nickname of “Snip”. He is one of the Paulding County residents who contracted the COVID-19 virus.
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:00 AM
    PAULDING – Times are uncertain, but with social distancing and hand sanitizer, the show must go on! CoRP (Community Revitalizing Paulding) is moving forward in planning the John Paulding Summer Blast (JPSB) on Friday, July 17!

    The parade will start at 6:30 p.m. and parade line-up will begin at 4p.m. This year’s parade theme is ‘bicentennial’. Decorate your float to honor our county’s 200 years!
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2020 5:00 AM
    Last week should have been the Paulding County Fair, but due to COVID-19 the 2020 fair was canceled.

    4-H and FFA participants were able to bring their animals to the fair last week to be taken to the packer.

    This option was open for families who were unable to have their animals butchered or had other buyers lined up. Kids did have the option of keeping their livestock from this year’s fair.
  • PC years of service award celebration
    Friday, June 19, 2020 5:00 AM
    PAULDING – Thursday, June 11, Paulding County Hospital celebrated their Annual Years of Service Awards. The celebration is normally held in March, but had to be re-scheduled due to COVID-19. The event was celebrated at the Black Swamp Nature Center, and social distancing guidelines were enforced. 
  • Thursday, June 18, 2020 5:00 AM
    Applications are now available for the Paulding County COVID-19 Crisis Fund grants to assist businesses in Paulding County with relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • A fun day out for Amish garage sales
    Thursday, June 18, 2020 5:00 AM
    Son Joseph’s ride is late, so I decided to write this column while we wait. Some of the neighbors are without electricity from some storms that blew down trees. We didn’t get much of anything here. We had a little rain which we needed badly. 
  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:00 AM
    The June 21 Village of Payne council meeting began with roll call and discussion over new topics.

    Sadie Litzenberg, with EMS, reported that there were a total of 11 calls, one joint call and one missed call for the month of June. Jesse Hefner, fire chief, stated that there we two runs for the month. Hefner reiterated his concern for truck #56 as it continues to have issues running properly. He has repeatedly cleaned out the fuel filters and screens and each time he finds a goo-like substance. He emphasized the severity of the truck not running at its maximum capacity. The council members present unanimously agreed that it was a serious issue and it was time to flush the fuel lines again and seek a new source for fuel. The council recommended that he approach Mercer Landmark in Payne as the new source for fuel.
  • Peaceful protest congregates around Courthouse
    Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:00 AM
    Progress Editor
    PAULDING – On Sunday, June 14, over 60 people gathered together on the courthouse lawn. Almost everyone was wearing a mask and quite a few were carrying signs.
  • Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:00 AM
    PAULDING – A Paulding County grand jury returned indictments against 25 persons on Thursday, June 11.
  • A look back at the Paulding County Fair during troubled times
    Wednesday, June 17, 2020 5:00 AM
    By Kim Sutton
    Paulding County Bicentennial Committee
    Part of a series
    PAULDING – Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Paulding County Fair has been canceled for the year 2020. The Paulding County Fair Facebook post says it all: “This was the most difficult decision most of us have ever had to make. We came together as one, to make this tough decision for the best interest of the community. Paulding Strong!”
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