August 20, 2014

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Hospital announces staff reductions

PAULDING – Paulding County Hospital announced Friday, Aug. 15 that it is reducing a number of staff positions to offset losses resulting from lower utilization of services and due to reductions in reimbursement.

3 countywide tax issues on fall ballot

By MELINDA KRICK • Progress Editor

Voters in this year’s general election will determine a levies for the library system and for OSU Extension, and choose a new county commissioner.

Aug. 6 was the filing deadline for the election, which will be held Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Murder suspect held without bond

By DENISE GEBERS • Progress Staff Writer

PAULDING – Accused killer Steven G. Noffsinger is being held without bond following arraignment in Paulding County Common Pleas Court.

Public solution: More overpasses needed on US 24

By JOE SHOUSE • Progress Staff Writer

PAULDING – On a very emotional evening, the Ohio Department of Transportation conducted an open forum at the OSU Extension Office in Paulding to discuss U.S. 24 and the accident rate along the 19-mile stretch of highway in Paulding County.

The meeting was led by Kirk Slusher, ODOT District 1 deputy director along with Ohio State Highway Patrol Sergeant Shawn Cook. Nearly 60 people attended the two-hour presentation, including family and friends of those who have lost lives in recent accidents on U.S. 24.