June 6, 1984 ... A barn fire at the Joe Williamson residence near Haviland results in $30,000 in damages. The barn and most of its contents were destroyed, including a trailer, wagon and a plow.

Payne Police Chief Henry Hook and EMS coordinator Bob Smith, who share the same phone number at the police and fire departments, agree that a second phone is needed for their office.

Striking members of the United Cement, Lime, Gypsum and Allied Workers, Division of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers go back to work at the Paulding General Portland plant without a contract.

An ordinance is introduced at the Paulding Village Council meeting to create a recreation board. Beer sales during ball tournaments at the reservoir were also debated.

The John Paulding Historical Society museum dedication and open house draws over 500 visitors.

Jamie Fetter, son of Jack and Karen Fetter of Paulding, earns his God and Family award in Cub Scouts.

“Remembering the Past, Living the Present, Building for the Future” is the theme of this year’s Paulding County Fair, to be held July 6-12.

Karen DeLaet graduated with honors from Indiana Vocational College, Fort Wayne. She received a degree in mental health rehabilitation technology.

Payne holds an extra giveaway at the firehouse to distribute surplus butter, cheese and powdered milk that was leftover after the regular May giveaway.

June 8, 1994 ... LaFountain Park sand volleyball courts are approved by Paulding Village Council. The two courts will be 100 percent financed by Safety Net, a group sponsored by Paulding County Drug and Alcohol Services.

Tim Claes, an exchange student from Antwerp, Belgium, graduates from Antwerp High School. The 19-year-old has already graduated from high school in Belgium.

Ed Hook retires after 36 years in the Wayne Trace school system.

St. Joseph’s Parish in Paulding celebrates its 100th anniversary. Bishop James Hoffman of the Diocese of Toledo attends the celebration.

Wayne Trace’s Corey Scarbrough captures the Division III long jump state championship with a leap of 22-feet, three-quarters of an inch.

A former Paulding doctor, Major Robert F. Todaro, M.D., is promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Kim Etzler, daughter of Ron and Marilyn Etzler of Payne, serves as 1994 Bluffton College May Day senior attendant. The following day she receives her bachelor of arts degree.

June 9, 2004 ... Civil War Days in Paulding will continue thanks to the Lions Club’s offer to provide insurance coverage. Insurance through the chamber of commerce had been dropped and threatened the cancellation of the event.

Helen Mumma, age 90, is honored for playing the organ for church services for 75 years. For the last 67 years, she has played in the Haviland United Methodist Church, now known as the Country Chapel.

Don Schweller of Schweller Electric is chosen as grand marshal of the John Paulding Days parade.

Paulding County ranks second in Ohio in the use of federal dollars for road work.

The new bell tower, located on the northwest side of the Paulding County Courthouse, is dedicated.

Carol A. Plummer, daughter of Ann Plummer and the late Rex Plummer of Paulding, graduates from the University of Michigan with a doctor of philosophy in social work and psychology. A 1970 graduate of Blue Creek High School, she currently resides in Hawaii.

Ryne Dangler wins the ODOT loader Roadeo competition.

Downtown businesses hold sidewalk sales during John Paulding Days.