Aug. 1, 1963 ... Defiance Home Saving and Loan Association is granted approval to open a branch office in Paulding. The new branch will be located at the southwest corner of Jackson and Cherry streets in Paulding.

The Junior Class of Oakwood High School is having an ice cream social at the school. Menu includes sandwiches, pie, cake and etc.

The cost of a single copy of the Paulding Progress is 10 cents.

Mr. Ray K. Hart is hired as the Executive Head of the Blue Creek Local Schools.

Two boys are injured by a 14-foot speed boat while swimming in the Auglaize River. The boys were helped into the boat by its operator and others and then taken to shore. The father of one of the boys took them to Defiance City Hospital.

Five new Gray Ladies for Paulding County Hospital receive their caps. Mrs. Bonnie Purks, Mrs. William Sig, Mrs. Bruce Williams, all of Paulding, and Mrs. Pat Burke and Mrs. Helen Ruger of Payne are members of the class.

Klingler’s Beach is the scene of a swimming party and picnic for the Happy Helpers 4-H Club.

Deever’s Market in downtown Cecil holds its grand opening with free 7-Up, free balloons and drawings for door prizes.

The Paulding Theatre is showing “It Happened at the World’s Fair,” starring Elvis Presley.

Savings Bond sales are up. During the first six months of 1963, Ohioans purchased $156.9 million in E and H Savings Bonds - a 7.7 precent increase over the same period in 1962.

Aug 3, 1983 ... Baughman Tile Co. adds a fourth production line, making it the largest plant of its type in North America owned by an individual. The plant can now produce up to one million feet of tile every four days.

Paulding Village Council passes an ordinance granting pay raises to village employees. The raises will take effect the day after the vote.

Melrose Village Council hires Steve Porter as the new assistant police chief.

In Grover Hill news, it is reported that Barb Kohart and Pauline Knoll shopped in Defiance Thursday morning.

The Village Shoppe, 108 E. Jackson St. in Paulding, has 25 to 75 percent off all summer goods.

Fire Chief Jim Miller reports the chicken barbecue held during the Payne Street Fair was a big success.

Tim Bakle of Paulding carries on the Bakle Plumbing & Heating business started by his father Paul in 1949.

Peter J. Clemens of Paulding receives Bachelor of Science degree from Athens Campus of Ohio University.

The 1983 Junior Fair Livestock Sale has a total gross income of $38,238.77, which is $11,191.60 over the market value of all livestock sold by the 211 Junior Fair Livestock Exhibitors who sold animals through the sale.

Aug. 6, 2003 ... Paulding County Civil War Days is held at the county fairgrounds, featuring the Wilhelm Battery re-enactors.

Payne Village Council awards a bid for its 1980 Chevy fire truck to Garry Young for $1,525.

Eleven Paulding FFA members attend Camp Muskingum, located on Leesville Lake in Carroll County.

The Antwerp Rotary Club sponsors a tennis tournament at the tennis court on North Main Street.

Paulding Little League is holding try-outs for fifth and sixth graders from Paulding and Oakwood Elementary schools.

Joanna Burt, daughter of Mary Burt and Jerry Burt, is named to the Dean’s List for the 2003 spring semester at Mount Vernon Nazarene University. She is a junior majoring in accounting and achieved a 4.0 grade point average.

The Black Swamp Nature Center holds its grand opening and fishing derby Aug. 16.

Chief Supermarket holds a Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Taste Test.

Antwerp’s Arts in the Parks is held at Riverside Memorial Park. Prizes include an Ohio flag, an American flag and a handmade quilt.

A strong thunderstorm causes fallen trees, hail damage to crops and damage to several homes in the Payne area. The home of Rick and Sandy Burkley sustains roof, window and structural damage when a tree falls on the front of the house.