July 21, 1960 ... An oil well is being drilled near Melrose, on the Dobbelaere farm, by a former Oakwood man in search of oil.

A 13-year-old Antwerp boy drowns in the Maumee River when he steps into a deep hole while wading across.

The Paulding School addition will be completed in time for the opening of classes in the fall.

Janet Cox, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Cox of Paulding, will graduate from Parkview-Methodist School of Nursing in Fort Wayne.

Every Wednesday nite is Sundae nite at the Polar Cone in Paulding.

Metzger’s Store in Paulding has brand new 45 rpm records on sale for 19-cents.

Prices at Snodgrass Poultry House include heavy hens at 14-cents, light hens at 10-cents and eggs, ungraded, at 21-cents per dozen.

The 4-H Club of Paulding County presents “Let’s Share the Fun Show” at the Payne High School Auditorium. The program includes musical, vocal, instrumental and dancing skits.

A 23-year-old Hicksville man is arrested in Antwerp after an all-night chase by six officers. He is being held in the Paulding County Jail as a suspect in a series of window-peeping episodes in Sherwood, Hicksville and Defiance.

The Paulding County Unit of the American Red Cross will sponsor a record hop in the Paulding Armory.

Pie and cracker-eating contests will be held in front of the courthouse during John Paulding Days.

July 16, 1980 ... The Wayne Trace School Board places a 2-mill levy on the November ballot.

Larry Dull is hired by the Wayne Trace District Board of Education to teach instrumental music in all three buildings.

One of Payne’s oldest buildings, the Barney Wobler building, collapses and caves in over the weekend.

“The Black Stallion” is showing at the Paulding Theatre.

The Krafty Lady Arts and Crafts Shop opens on US 127, halfway between Paulding and Route 24.

Swimming hours at Baughman’s Beautiful Acres Camp Grounds are Monday-Friday 4-8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lifeguard is on duty.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gilbert of Cecil spent four days at New Philadelphia attending the Ohio Rural Letter Carrier and Auxiliary Convention.

The revised classroom assignment for Oakwood School is turned down by the Paulding Exempted Village School Board.

The Ben Franklin Store on the square in Paulding holds the second week of its big grand opening sale.

George Hardesty, Mary Frank and Pearl Hardesty visited a former Paulding resident, Mrs. Zola Campbell, in Ottawa.

Payne TV Sales and Service, formerly Jack’s Radio Service, is now open for business.

David R. and Donna Noggle are the new owners of the Charloe Store, having purchased it from Brice Carnahan.

Six bands will perform at the sixth annual Polka Festival in Antwerp.

Phil Kerr Motor Car Company in Paulding is selling a 1980 two-door hatchback, four-cylinder, four-speed light blue Chevette for $4,495.

June 19, 2000 ... The Ohio Department of Transportation unveils its alternative routes for US 24 in Paulding.

The village of Grover Hill plans its final Summerfest.

Steve Sprow and Tim Schlatter, trustees of the Paulding County Area Foundation, present a check for $5,000 to Jackie Hyman, chairman of the Building for Character Committee. The committee has finalized plans for the new Youth Leadership Center to be built on the fairgrounds. Construction is expected to be complete by July, 2001.

An annual auction benefits the Antwerp Library.

Michele Harp is named Tracer Teacher of the Year. Michele is a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher at St. John’s Catholic School.

Rock-Sea Farms is now taking orders for blueberries and Red Haven peaches.

Health & Safety Day is held at PC Workshop.

“Paulding County First,” a group of citizens concerned about the impact of mega-dairies in the county, holds its first meeting.