Feb. 1, 1968 . . . The 21 members of the Paulding Fire Department begin an organized course of instruction to improve local fire protection. Through the efforts of Chief Norm Rulman, a fire service training instructor has been hired to give 30 clock hours of instruction to local firemen.

The Ohio Selective Service announces its draft call for February induction. The call for 2,163 men includes four inductees from Paulding County.

Dr. Samuel Thorpe, Paulding’s new dentist, states he expects to be back at his dental practice in Paulding in the early part of March. Dr. Thorpe suffered a heart attack Jan. 20th while visiting his family in Cleveland.

Two Fort Wayne men are arrested during a burglary in Bryan. Paulding County Sheriff John Keeler announces that seven burglary and safe jobs are solved with the arrest of the two men.

The Paulding County Business and Professional Women’s Club has invited Peter Thompson to speak on UFOs. Thompson is a graduate of the University of Michigan and has been interested in flying saucers since 1947 and has lectured throughout Ohio for the past five years, giving some 100 lectures per year. He is a member of the National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena and the Aerial Phenomena Research Organization.

State Aviation and Development departments discuss “County Airports” with county commissioners and the C.I.C.

Russell J. McMaster, local attorney, announces he will be a candidate for Prosecuting Attorney of Paulding County on the Republican ticket.

On the lunch menu for Monday, Feb. 5 at Blue Creek School is a luncheon meat sandwich, corn, citrus fruit, a peanut butter cookie and milk.

A house and garage are for rent in Latty for $60 a month.

Feb. 3, 1988 . . . Payne EMS coordinator Robert Smith asks Village Council for a new radio - two at the most - because of an encoder problem. The price of each radio is $900 and Smith said he would be willing to split the cost of one radio 50/50 and take that share out of the EMS budget. Smith was given permission to field test a radio and report the results back to council.

David I. Harrow, a Paulding Village police officer, announces his candidacy for Paulding County Sheriff.

Doyle Sanderson, newly elected supervisor of Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District, receives his oath of office from Ohio Supreme Court Justice Robert Holmes.

German exchange student Elvir Kolak is named wrestler of the week by coach Ted Wunderle after he defeats his Bluffton opponent in the heavyweight division.

Dr. Fanney’s office in Payne will be closed Feb. 8-12.

Rosemary Young, chairman of the Paulding County Crusade for Cancer, gives reports for the county at the crusade meeting, held in Wapakoneta.

During National School Counseling Week, Antwerp High School guidance counselor Jack Donley discusses the schedule with Antwerp Elementary School guidance counselor Sheila Webb. The theme for the week is “Sometimes the learning process needs a helping hand. That’s why w’re here. Your school counselor - someone you can count on.”

Landmark Grain Markets show Tuesday morning prices at $1.80 per bushel for corn, $3.12 for wheat, $5.91 for beans and $1.85 for oats.

Members of the Paulding High School drama club present a scene from their latest production, The Miracle Worker, to the Paulding Lion’s Club. Cast members are Katie Steele, Elisabeth Vandervort, Dee Edens, Marlise Stoller, Randy Brooks, Nick Wilson, Nicole Johanns, and Erica Brooks. Max Hibbard is program director.

Jan. 30, 2008 . . . Jason Landers, captain of the Paulding County Sheriff’s Department, is an assigned officer to the Internet Child Protection Unit. He monitors online activity on a computer especially designed to help capture illegal internet activity. The computer was donated by Cooper Family Farms.

Paulding Village Council unanimously approves Resolution 1211-08, which authorizes the village to apply for a grant from the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, which would assist the Paulding Ball Association in acquiring funding to purchase land for the proposed ball complex.

Wesley Foust takes over as new mayor in Grover Hill.

Scott Variety Shop has 14 pizza patties for $16, 13 pounds of bologna for $14, a 12-ounce bottle of Heinz Worcestershire sauce for $2 and Harley blankets for $35.

The Paulding County Area Foundation grants $500 to the Antwerp All-Weather Track committee.

Bubba J’s in Paulding is extending its business hours starting Feb. 4.

Ten-year-old Victoria Meadows, daughter of Larry and Bernice Meadows of Paulding, donates ten inches of her hair to Locks of Love.

Ohio State University Extension, the Paulding County Fair Board and the Soil & Water Conservation District meet with the Paulding County commissioners to review the projected shortfall in the budget for 2009.

The Men of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Paulding invite the public to their Annual Fat Tuesday Pancake & Sausage Supper in the church fellowship hall.