July 11, 1979 ... Paulding Exempted Village Schools board president Tom Fry reads the resignation letter of board member James Eifrid. Eifrid gave health problems and job conflicts as his reasons for leaving.

Fire wipes out a storage area behind the main building of Sims Cab Company in Payne. Rubber supplies and fibrous materials were stored in the area.

Ed “Perv” Hamman returns to his hometown of Paulding. Hamman has played pro ball for 21 years, invented the portable floodlights for ballfields and pioneered night baseball in Paulding. He has also written many small books and how-to and fact books on sports to help youth.

Antwerp resident Lori Jean Wiedman, 17, has been selected to be a state finalist in the 1979 Miss United Teenage Pageant, which will be held at the Capital University, Columbus.

The Paulding Ball Association recently sold shampoo to earn money to help pay for equipment and new uniforms. They raised $2,338 for the association.

This week’s special at Igor’s Igloo is a large pineapple sundae for 65 cents.

The Grover Hill Lions Club donates a new refreshment stand to Welcome Park.

John M. Stackhouse, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, announces that, because of the likelihood of gasoline prices exceeding $1 per gallon, and because the majority of Ohio’s gas pumps cannot compute prices above 99.9 cents, a policy has been instituted which will require a “Half Price” system at filling stations. The “Half Price” motor fuel policy mandates that when the price per gallon is set at half its actual price, the wording on the pump shall be altered to show that the amount of sale is one-half the amount they will be charged.

Dutch loaf, bologna, salami and pickle loaf are on sale at City Market in Payne for $1.49 a pound.

July 12, 1989 ... Paulding Village Council approves the 1990 budget of $1,033,244 for the upcoming year.

Geoff Hyman, treasurer of Payne Chamber of Commerce, holds a telephone conversation with the supervisor of Norfolk Southern Corporation of Fort Wayne regarding the removal of the 1882 depot from its present location to the town park.

Scott A. Strahley, son of Charles and Cara Lou Strahley of Paulding, receives a $500 Valley of Toledo Scottish Rite Scholarship from the Scottish Rite of Toledo. Scott plans to attend Ohio Northern University.

Lou Mar’s Restaurant in Paulding is serving a four-piece broasted chicken dinner with choice of potato and salad bar for $3 every Wednesday night.

Twelve GED graduates receive certificates at the Recognition Night ceremonies.

Brian Christopher Townley, son of Fred and Ellen Townley of Paulding, receives his “God and Me” Boy Scout badge.

A classified ad offers Belly-Grams for birthday and retirement parties by belly dancer Marena.

Kneeboarding tournament is held at Five Span Bridge in memory of 8-year-old Brad Schnipke.

July 14, 1999 ... Paulding County Probate/Juvenile Court receives $23,000 in funding from the Ohio Supreme Court to implement a security system.

After learning the state will not give funding for the renovations of buildings that do not house at least 350 students, the Wayne Trace school board authorizes Grover Hill Elementary administrative staff to add a preschool.

Phyllis Bidlack, head librarian of the Oakwood Library, is guest speaker at the Auglaize Valley Kiwanis Club. She spoke of upcoming projects for the library.

Antwerp Village Council hires Ken Fraley as the village’s third police officer.

Twin girls - Savannah Elise and Stephanie Erin - are born to Progress office manager Erica Habern and her husband Doug. The twins have an older sister, Samantha.

Father Cleo Schmenk retires from St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Tim Derck, president of the Antwerp Chamber of Commerce, announces that Antwerp Days has been changed to July 22-25 instead of being held in August.