Jan. 29, 1997

Chief Petty Officer Tonya Bland D’Amore recently enjoyed a visit with family and friends before returning to Mississippi where she will be the head of air traffic control on the amphibious assault ship, the USS Bonhomme Richard. The ship is currently being built and will set sail in 1998 with 64 helicopters and several AV-8 jets on board. It will go out with two other ships, a cruiser and a destroyer, and will carry 1,100 Navy personnel and 1,600 Marines.

Steve Clark will be returning to the Paulding High School gridiron this fall. He is the former varsity head coach.

More than 70 persons attend the Paulding Chamber of Commerce annual breakfast meeting. Kim Sutton is seated as new president and Jane Taft as vice president.

Alco, a new, full-line discount store, will open soon in Paulding.

Kris Hinchclff scores a career-high 33 points to lead the Wayne Trace Raiders to a 63-60 victory over the Tinora Rams in Green River Meadows Conference basketball action.

Aaron Goings is the November Employee of the Month and Laura Saveio is the December Employee of the Month at PC Workshop.

Mr. and Mrs. Max Donat will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 8, 1997. Max Donat and Wilma Gilts were married Feb. 8, 1947 at the Hicksville Presbyterian Manse. The couple has five children.

The congregation of the Junction Bible Christian Church began the new year by installing Rev. Walter Hill as their new pastor.

Jan. 31, 2007

The Paulding Exempted Village Schools Board of Education hires Robert (Rob) Giesige as designate treasurer to replace Jim Durre, who is retiring.

Claudia Foltz, daughter of Jim and Tina Foltz, has her long hair cut to donate to “Locks of Love.” Lindsey Hormann of Lindsey and Company Hair Studio was the stylist who cut Claudia’s hair.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wannemacher will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with their family. Richard O. Wannemacher and Mildred M. Schmidt were married Feb. 4, 1942 In the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. They are the parents of six children and have 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Katie Clemens wrestles for Wayne Trace in the 103-pound weight class.

Jim Lopshire, OSU Extension Agent, says the 2007 wheat crop “does not look good” due to wet weather last fall which delayed planting.

The Harvest Field Pentecostal Church of God in Scott will be sending an 18-person missions trip to the jungles of Guatemala. The missions team will be conducting a medical clinic.

The Payne Ball Association, along with R&K Brady Corp of Payne, will be hosting a baseball clinic Feb. 24 at Wayne Trace High School.

Denise Adams is the first member of Curves in Paulding to complete 100 workouts since the opening on Sept. 5. Denise received a t-shirt to celebrate her dedication and success with Curves.

Jan 25, 2017

Tensions were high at the close of the Paulding Village Council meeting between council and the mayor over police safety and township concerns.

A Military Appreciation Night is held during the Paulding vs. Bluffton boys basketball game at Paulding High School.

The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) holds an annual exercise to test emergency preparedness in the county.

Progress continues with improvements to the 4-H horse stall barn at the Paulding County Fairgrounds.

At the annual meeting of the John Paulding Historical Society, Tim Franklin, president of the Paulding County Park District, updates members on the status of the parks district and explains their plans for future property acquisitions in the county.

Dr. James Gray, formerly of Antwerp, will join Community Memorial Hospital and will practice exclusively in Auburn, Indiana at the DeKalb Health Medical Offices.

The Bargain Bin is holding a close-out sale at their former location, 118 W. Perry St, this weekend. Everything left in the store is 10-cents or customers can take advantage of of their buy-one-get-one-free bag sale, $6 for the first bag. Grand opening festivities are planned for the following weekend at their new location, 121 S. Cherry St.

At the 32nd annual Wauseon Invitational, the Wayne Trace Jr. High wrestlers dethroned the Wauseon Indians, who had won the meet the last 32 consecutive years.