Oct. 20, 1983 . . . The decision to cut down approximately 50 trees at Reservoir Park to make way for a new ball diamond draws angry protests with over 20 people present at the Paulding Village Council meeting.

Penny Rogers, a senior at Antwerp High School, reigns as Homecoming Queen at the Antwerp-Hilltop football game.

Mike Sprow is Paulding County’s only certified paramedic.

Dan Spitnale of E.C. Gerken & Associates reads a letter to Oakwood Village Council concerning block grant monies. Oakwood is to receive $18,000. The money must be spent by July, 1984.

Glenn H. Troth joins the law firm of Cook & Hyman in Paulding.

Yoh’s Sweet Shop, located at 205 W. Perry St. in Paulding, has pumpkin pies for $2 for an 8-inch and $2.20 for a 9-inch as their Special of the Week.

Paul Kruse of Cecil entertained at the Paulding County Senior Center for Sweetest Day. In honor of Otto Ludwig’s 103rd birthday, Kruse sang Ludwig’s favorite waltz.

Kammeyer’s IGA in Antwerp has Fame sauerkraut for 39-cents for a 27-ounce can.

Get a free hat when you buy a pair of Red Wing boots at the Heel & Toe Shoe Shoppe in Payne.

Dr. Charles Weaver’s three-year-old filly “Quick Trip” has a good racing year, coming in first 17 times, second six times, third two times and fifth once out of a total of 26 starts.

Oct. 20, 1993 . . . Brian Santo of Paulding Boy Scout Troop 315 receives his Eagle Scout award, the highest honor a Boy Scout can earn. Santo says he appreciates the support of his scoutmaster, Verl Dasher, in reaching his goal.

The Wayne Trace soil judging team finishes second in the county.

Haviland Village Council and Mayor Theresa Lehman set trick-or-treat night in the village for Oct. 29.

Dawn and Paul Keeler are the new proprietors of The Total Sport Source in Paulding.

Paulding golf team wins sectional championship.

J and A Market, N. Williams St. in Paulding, has Ohio-grown red or white potatoes 50-pound bag for $7 and Jonathon or Golden Delicious apples $10.50 a bushel.

Melrose United Methodist Women’s soup and sandwich lunch/supper is Oct. 20 with a free-will offering.

Paving for the new Flat Rock subdivision off Emerald Road, owned by Greg Porter and Greg Griffiths, is completed.

Paulding Village Council discusses the purchase of a new fire truck as a joint venture between the villages of Paulding, Latty and Broughton and Paulding, Jackson and Emerald townships.

Oct. 22, 2003 . . . The body of a missing 23-year-old Belle Center woman is found in Six Mile Creek. Her boyfriend, of Defiance, is arrested and taken to the Correctional Center of Northwest Ohio, where he is expected to be charged with murder. Auglaize Township fire department assisted in the search.

The St. Joseph Sharing & Caring Food Pantry in Paulding moves to its new location in the basement of the Kiwanis Community Center.

Ohio and Indiana Departments of Transportation hold three public meetings regarding the preferred alignment of the proposed four-lane relocated U.S. 24 from New Haven to Defiance.

The Wayne Trace “Marching Raiders” take first place at the Sensational Sounds Band Festival and are invited to play at a Cleveland Cavaliers game.

Paulding County Hospital board of trustees approves the purchase of Dr. Larry Fishbaugh’s medical practice.

Chelsie Goyings and Heather Gottke attend the Chapter Officer Leadership Training (COLT) for FFA.

Larry and Karon Graft of Grover Hill, owners of Classic Country, offer Haunted Hayrides for $4 per person. Parental discretion is advised. Children under five must be accompanied by an adult.

Cadet Michael Grant, a 2001 Wayne Trace graduate and son of Paul and Charlotte Grant of Paulding, is named to the Dean’s List at the U.S. Military Academy.

Paulding County Engineer Mark Stockman announces the awarding of the bid to replace the Prairie Creek bridge to E.J. Meyer of Ottawa.

Braun Industries donates a North St. property to the village of Oakwood.