April 19, 2014

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  • S.O. acquires license plate readers

      By DENISE GEBERS Progress Staff Writer PAULDING – The fight against terrorism has changed life in America in a myriad of ways since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the United States by Muslim extremists. Activities to see that citizens remain secur...
  • The slower you look, the more that you see

    By Jim Langham “I never saw that sculpture before,” commented Cindy as she walked past a neatly decorated garden. “Have they always had those beautiful flowers surrounding their bird bath?” she continued. “And this is the first time their ...
  • A Penny For Your Thoughts

    By Nancy Whitaker BUCKET’S GOT A HOLE IN IT We only live on this earth one time and sometimes life is short. Whether we realize it or not, we set goals for ourselves beginning at a young age. As we grow older, our list of goals change. Later in lif...
  • MICHELLE MEEKS and CHASE HORSTMAN

    OAKWOOD – Michelle Ann Meeks and Chase Matthew Horstman of Oakwood have announced their engagement and approaching wedding. The bride-elect is the daughter of Darrell and Carol Meeks of Oakwood. She graduated from Continental High School and receiv...
  • Antwerp advances to title game

    By STEVE MAJOR Sportswriter ANTWERP – The Antwerp baseball team won a first round Division IV sectional game last Saturday when the Archers outlasted Lincolnview 3-2 at Convoy. With the victory Antwerp earned the right to play for a sectional tit...
  • Raiders to face Spencerville

      By KEVIN WANNEMACHER Sportswriter CONVOY – Wayne Trace picked up where it left off in Division IV sectional semifinal action Monday night as the Raiders posted a 6-1 victory over Fort Jennings at Crestview High School. ...
  • Varsity games of the week May 11

    Varsity Games of the Week Softball Edgerton 7 Antwerp 6   Paulding at Allen East ppd to 5/12   Wayne Trace 7 Elida 3   Antwerp 10 Ottoville 0   Antwerp 10 Holgate 0   Paulding 8 Bluffton 6   Hicksville 3 Wayne Trace 2   Antw...
  • Lela Jeffery Park to be dedicated May 14th

    By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Staff Writer Since we told the story of a gracious benefactor, Lela McGuire Jeffery (“Who was Lela McGuire Jeffery?” Progress, May 4), some additional pictures and memories have come from her relatives. A great-niece,...
  • Rain, weather delay mural project

    By JAROD ROSEBROCK Correspondent PAULDING – The Leadership In Action 2010-11 class’s mural project is progressing, although recent weather has slowed it down slightly. The LIA class, offered by Paulding Chamber of Commerce for area business pro...
  • United Way plans Armed Forces Day Event

    By JIM LANGHAM Feature Writer PAULDING – When the United Way of Paulding County opted to honor veterans in the Chief parking lot on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 21, they had no idea that a new focus would be coming to appreciation for our milita...
  • A Penny For Your Thoughts

    By Nancy Whitaker THE FUN IN COUNTRY I grew up with and around music. I have been making music on the piano/keyboard for many years as I grew up in church, listening to the Grand Ole Opry and during the 1950-60s era. When I was a teenager I could t...
  • ALLISON McGARVEY and DREW BITTNER

    GROVER HILL – Dan and Jane McGarvey of Grover Hill proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Nicole, to Drew Bittner, son of Mark and Lori Bittner, Convoy. The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Wayne Trace High School and a 2009 gr...
  • KELLI BRANCH and CHRISTOPHER HILVERS

    PAULDING – Kelli Renee Branch and Christopher Robert Hilvers, both of Maumee, have announced their engagement and approaching marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Troy and Anita Branch of Paulding. A graduate of Wayne Trace High School, she...
  • JACKIE AREND and SEAN NOE

    PAULDING – David and Joanna Arend of Paulding announce the engagement of their daughter, Jackie, to Sean Noe, son of Paula and Todd Barlow and Richard and Robin Noe of Cincinnati. The future bride is a 2000 graduate of Paulding High School and a 20...
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bud Henke

    OAKWOOD – Mr. and Mrs. Bud Henke, Oakwood, are pleased to be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Bud Henke and Marsha Dodge were married May 6, 1961, in Defiance. The couple have three daughters, Joy (Bruce) Rogers of Avon Park, Fla., Jan (A...
  • Varsity Track

    COMPETE IN QUAD MEET Wayne Trace’s girls won a quadrangular meet with Paulding, Hicksville and Antwerp as the Raiders totaled 108 points. The Lady Panthers finished second with 83-1/3 while the Aces and Archers each recorded 31-1/3 points. Pauldin...
  • Varsity Softball May 4

    PAULDING 17, STRYKER 0 Paulding rolled to a 17-0 win over Stryker, getting a one-hit and one-walk performance from pitcher Kristen Beck. Beck also struck out six Stryker batters in going the distance for the victory. Kayla Owens had a single and a d...
  • Varsity Games of the week May 4

    Varsity Games of the Week   Softball Paulding 17 Stryker 0   Edgerton 3 Wayne Trace 2   Antwerp 5 Miller City 0   Paulding 4 Spencerville 0 Paulding 15 Spencerville 4   Baseball Wayne Trace 6 Fairview 3   Wayne Trace 12 Edger...
  • Who was Lela McGuire Jeffery

      By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Staff Writer PAULDING – On Saturday, May 14, Paulding will be celebrating the grand opening of the Lela McGuire Jeffery Park. The park is mostly the result of the generosity of the late Lela McGuire Jeffery. Who was t...
  • Wellness expert, 3 Lafarge employees reveal wellness program

    By DENISE GEBERS Progress Staff Writer PAULDING – As part of a companywide move, Lafarge North America is expanding its health and wellness agenda to include a program overseen by Cleveland Clinic’s Michael Roizen, M.D. On May 2, as a culminati...