Dec. 29, 1993

Denise Schwab of Cecil uses scraps of lumber, slate and copper to build birdhouses. The building materials are salvaged from a demolished section of the house - the oldest standing home in Paulding County - which Denise purchased in 1988.

Jeff Meador of Antwerp receives a kidney transplant on Christmas Day at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. His wife, Melissa, had gone to midnight mass the night before and prayed for a kidney for her husband.

State Wildlife Officer Duane Bailey presents the Jacob-Eaton Children’s Home with 21 packages of venison. The meat was forfeited to the Ohio Division of Wildlife after it was seized as evidence in an investigation of a poaching incident in Paulding County. The venison was accepted by Mercedes Ramone at the children’s home. Ebel’s Butcher Shop of Grover Hill donated the processing of the deer.

A party is held at Hometown Nursing Home in celebration of Alma Moorehead Troyer’s 130rd birthday. Alma has resided at Hometown since 1981.

A total of 73 pints are collected at the Paulding County Bloodmobile blood drive at the Paulding Eagles Lodge.

Mike Benschneider, a 1977 graduate of Wayne Trace High School, has been chosen to ride on the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies’ float at the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, California. Benschneider, who lives in Denver and works in the Colorado Springs office, was chosen to ride on the float for his outstanding community service.

The 5-H 4-H Saddle Club gives the Silver Saddle Award to a member who participates in club activities, helps other members and has good sportsmanship. This award was given to Kate Bok. The most improved award went to Summer Stoller.

Brian W. Shipman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Shipman of Paulding, receives the Hughes-Young Scholarship at Ohio Northern University for 1993-1994.

Paulding County resident Ken Manz, director of Advanced Technology at Robinair Division, SPX Corporation, Montpelier, is selected to receive the 1993 EPA Stratosphere Ozone Protection Award.

Dec. 31, 2003

Three search warrants lead to the recovery of items stolen in break-ins from at least nine residences and businesses in Paulding County. Sheriff Dave Harrow says his department is looking at filing charges on a minimum of two adults and two juveniles in connection with the break-ins, which occurred in the southern part of the county over an 18-month period.

Doris A. (Metz) Pease celebrates her 90th birthday on January 1.

State Representative Jim Hoops presents a framed, limited-edition print, “Water’s Edge,” for the Black Swamp Nature Center.

Suzanne Shuman Rister, attorney at law, has opened a new office in downtown Antwerp.

The Ohio Recorders Association (ORA) recently honored Paulding County Recorder Sue Thrasher as their representative to the IACREOT (International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Election Officials and Treasurers.) Thrasher was chosen because of her knowledge of the legislative matters, concerns and challenges for the state of Ohio, and for her many years of experience as a long-time member and co-chair of the legislative committee and a senior past president of the ORA.

Ashleigh Stallkamp leads the Paulding Panthers to victory over the Wayne Trace Raiders in girls basketball play at Paulding.

Sisters Leva and Amelia Weller donate over 50 stuffed animals to Paulding County Hospital’s emergency department.

The Paulding County Board of MR/DD recently gave special recognition to Tony Gray for volunteering. Superintendent Victor Geib presented the award to Gray.

Congressman Paul Gillmor recently visited Paulding and toured the Herbert Orr Company. The Congressman later discussed local issues with County Commissioner Tony Burkley and his wife Nancy at a meeting with local officials.

New cable TV channels are coming soon to Paulding from Adelphia and their cable specialty contractor, ACI.

Dec. 25, 2013

Wind farm tax revenue will nearly double from the two wind farms in the county. Together, their payments will total nearly $1.3 million.

Paulding Exempted Village Schools superintendent William Hanak recently received word from the Ohio Department of Education that the school, along with Wayne Trace, Lincolnview and Crestview schools, would be recipients of the Straight A grant in the amount of $1.57 million. Paulding will receive approximately $700,000, with the remainder being divided among the other schools.

Before Christmas break, Antwerp Elementary students Skyped with British author Jonathon Emmett. Emmett read the students his hilarious picture book, The Santa Trap.

Richard and Sharon Kepler celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in the Hawaiian Islands.

Winners of the Paulding Lions Club’s International Peace Poster contest are Lexi Beckman, first place; Addison Wesley, second place, and Katie Strayer, third. The contest theme was “Our World, Our Future.”

The Ohio Rural Electric Cooperative showed its support of higher education by presenting Heidelberg University sophomore Mary “Katie” Kohart with a Co-op Intern Scholarship worth $800.

Thirty-three students completing Northwest State Community College’s registered nursing associate degree program were recently pinned in a special ceremony. Paulding County graduates were Amber Letso and Nathan Sunday of Paulding and Laura Phipps of Cecil.

The Wayne Trace Lady Raiders post their sixth straight victory with a 54-45 win over Fort Jennings.

Paulding VFW is having a New Year’s Eve steak fry from 3-8 p.m. and an all-you-can-eat fish fry on New Year’s Day from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.