June 11, 1975 ... “Stars and Stripes in 1975” is the theme for this year’s John Paulding Days. The parade will kick off the event on July 16.

Jack Yearling, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Yearling of Payne, is presented with a $100 check for submitting the name “Vantage” for the new joint vocational school in Van Wert.

The Paulding County Firefighters Association adopts the regular civil defense rule of one long three-minute blast of the siren to warn of a tornado. The all-clear signal will be a continuous blast of one minute.

Oakwood Village Council approves charges for the Oakwood Emergency Vehicle Service. George Spitnale, coordinator of the emergency service, says patients will be charged $35 per call and $5 extra for oxygen.

New owners of Strayer’s IGA Market in Payne are Joe and Mary Babic, formerly of Cleveland.

Pick-your-own strawberries are 33 cents per pound at Andrews Fruit Barn, one mile east of Arthur.

Herb Monroe, Kiwanis program chairman, presents a certificate of appreciation to Paul Gallagher for his presentation about plans to celebrate Bicentennial 1976 in Paulding.

La-Z-Boy Reclina-Rockers are on sale for Father’s Day for $129 at Coopers of Oakwood.

Dewey Baughman and friends returned home from a fishing and vacation trip in the northern part of the country.

4-H sheep and swine tagging dates are set in the county.

June 12, 1985 ... Students benefit from changes made at the Wayne Trace High School English department. Two new course levels are added to the regular English courses. New levels are Lifeskills English and College Prep.

Diane Kreischer is named new Payne postmaster.

Willie Copeland of Paulding receives a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from Ashland College.

Jennifer Cox wins a first-place trophy for Best Dressed Dog in the Payne Homecoming Days parade.

Patty Arend, sixth-grade student at Antwerp Elementary School, wins the poem contest portion of the John James Audubon 200th birthday celebration art, essay and poetry contest, sponsored by the Black Swamp Audubon Society.

CTM3 Harold Gottke receives training as an electronics technician in Pennsacola, Fla. and Mare Island, Calif. He is in the cryptological field.

Ricardio Lucio Jr., a 1970 graduate of Paulding High School, is named Coach of the Year for the Western Buckeye Collegiate Conference after leading the 1985 Findlay College Lady Oilers to the conference championship in fast-pitch softball.

The Charloe Store has assorted seed potatoes on sale for 25-cents a pound, onion sets for 45-cents a pound, and flats of flowers and plants for $5.50.

June 14, 1995 ... Paulding County Emergency Management director Jerry Rhodes resigns from his duties.

In a special meeting of the Paulding County Hospital trustees, the board approves an early update of the air conditioning system in the hospital’s surgery suite and reviewed the strategic plan and committee assignments presented by administrator Joe Dorko.

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Corrections Bureau of Adult Detention awards the Paulding County Jail a certificate of 100 percent compliance in the areas of intake screening, routine medical care, records storage and suicide response.

Grover Hill’s first female police officer, Sheri Bruce, solves a breaking and entering at the concession stand in the Grover Hill Park.

Paulding Chamber of Commerce starts a new program, the “Key to the. City Society,” a Welcome Wagon-type group to welcome newcomers to the village. Vicki Lamerson is chairman of the group. Other committee members are Joanne Shaw and Althea Clippinger.

The Paulding County Pheasants Forever chapter purchases 35 acres of land and donates it to the county. The land, located on the south side of County Road 132 and bordered by Flat Rock Creek, must remain a wildlife habitat and will be managed by the local Pheasants Forever chapter of Paulding County.

Seth Wenninger’s litter control coloring picture is chosen as the “finest” from all three kindergarten classes at Payne Elememtary. He is awarded a “Litter Lion” stuffed animal from Becky Suvar, Paulding County Recycling director.