Priscilla Kadolph has taken the role of editor for The Paulding Progress and we could not be more thrilled with her taking this position. Priscilla is passionate about creating a work environment where we can all be happy and successful. On her first day as editor, she checked in with me to see what I need or want in regards to my job.

One of my favorite things about Priscilla is the fact that you cannot be in her presence without a big smile and a compliment flowing your way. She genuinely cares about people and wants people to feel cared about. She also has the best habit of cracking up over things in a big way that is contagious.

Priscilla was born and raised in Iowa where she attended high school and college. She started as pre-med but switched to a political science major after which she enlisted in the United States Navy.

She served two tours in the Arabian Gulf as an operation specialist. After finishing up her enlistment, Priscilla moved to New York where she worked in the health care field.

After getting to see much of the world, Priscilla ended up back in Iowa where she earned her nurse's aide license and worked in assisted living facilities, hospice homes and in home health care. She also worked in a group home for disabled adults which she says was her most rewarding years, outside of motherhood.

In that position she made lasting and impactful relationships and met some of the most beautiful people in the world.

In 2012, Ohio was blessed by Priscilla moving our way. She finished her Bachelor's in Liberal Arts Political Science and also earned an associate's degree in paralegal studies.

Priscilla resides in Payne with her beautiful family. She is a mother of five, which includes two bonus daughters, and works hard to create a great solid family full of love and support for them. Priscilla said that to her there is little in life more important than family, especially your children.

Priscilla loves to study which is why she has stayed active in furthering her education and feels reading is of most importance.

She prefers to read non-fiction political/public policy books, memoirs and biographies but also cannot help but love a good fiction novel especially a murder mystery.

As the Progress’ new editor Priscilla's goal is to ensure that all voices of Paulding County are heard and that every single resident has their best interests represented appropriately.

She encourages everyone to bring their concerns, issues, wishes, goals and ideas to her and wants to make sure everyone knows that the door to her office is always open.