July 22, 2014

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  • A Penny For Your Thoughts

      By Nancy Whitaker ONE A PENNY, TWO A PENNY For ages many people have believed that pennies bring good luck. Sailors used to throw pennies into the sea to ensure a safe voyage. That custom was later converted into the tradition of tossing a penny in...
  • The real meaning of a 'winning smile'

    By Jim Langham After 41 years of serving as a pastor and 20 years in Paulding County, there are many endearing memories of many beautiful people that I have encountered, many in some very difficult circumstances. Recently, I was thinking about a lady ...
  • Varsity Softball

    TINORA 4, ANTWERP 3 Tinora plated two runs in the bottom of the seventh to defeat Antwerp in the Green Meadows Conference opener for both schools Thursday. Ashlee Smith had two doubles to pace the Archers while Toni Winslow added two singles. Jayla ...
  • Varsity Baseball

    W.TRACE 7, LINCOLNVIEW 1 LINCOLNVIEW  10, W.TRACE 6 Wayne Trace split a doubleheader with Lincolnview on Saturday as the Raiders won game one 7-1 before dropping the second contest 10-6. Ashton Duer got the win in the opener, giving up two hits wh...
  • Varsity Track

    RAIDERS IN QUAD MEET The Wayne Trace girls and Hilltop boys took first place in a quadrangular meet at Hicksville. The Lady Raiders captured first place with 99.5 points followed by Hilltop (59), Hicksville (55.5) and Stryker (29). Emily Noggle wa...
  • Goodbye, Lilly: 'May the angels watch over you'

    By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Staff Reporter PAULDING  Last Friday, April 8, 4-year-old Lilly Dearing was laid to rest following a battle with the inoperable brainstem tumor known as DIPG. The little preschooler began having symptoms of drooling and ...
  • Miss Paulding County contestants

    MISS PAULDING COUNTY CONTESTANTS – Seven young women will vie for the title of Miss Paulding County at the first Miss Paulding County Scholarship Pageant on June 10. The pageant is presented by Paulding Chamber of Commerce. ...
  • Lining up to see history in the making

    By Jim Langham One of the most humorous stories in our personal family legends is that of my great-grandmother falling off a rocking chair in an attempt to watch the train pass by. Our family lived in a small village along the railroad track in Adam...
  • A Penny For Your Thoughts

      By Nancy Whitaker ONE A PENNY When I think of pennies, I think of my mom. She was always looking for pennies, giving people pennies and hiding pennies in places she visited. Everyone knows that the penny doesn’t have much value and it would take ...
  • Raiders, Archers in tri-meet

    HAVILAND – Wayne Trace and Antwerp participated in a tri-meet at Wayne Trace on Thursday with the Raider girls taking first while the Wayne Trace boys finished second. In the girls’ portion, the Lady Raiders posted 75 points to nip second place T...
  • Varsity Baseball April 6

    EDON 12, WAYNE TRACE 0 EDON 8, WAYNE TRACE 3 Edon recorded a doubleheader sweep of Wayne Trace on Saturday by posting victories of 12-0 and 8-3. The Bombers’ Tyler Wells pitched a no-hitter in the first game as the Raiders fell to 1-4 on the seas...
  • Varsity softball April 6

    WAYNE TRACE 11, LCC 1 WAYNE TRACE 22, LCC 5 Wayne Trace recorded a pair of wins Saturday at Lima as the Raiders swept past Lima Central Catholic. In game one, Kaleigh Young picked up the victory as the Raiders rolled to a 11-1 win. Macy Crooks, Emi...
  • Arnold to be new WT superintendent

    STEVE ARNOLD HAVILAND – In a special session held on Thursday, March 31, the Wayne Trace School Board voted 4-0, with board member Perry Sinn absent, to hire Antwerp High School principal Stephen Arnold as the new superintendent of Wayne Trace Schoo...
  • Lilly loses her brave battle

      By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Staff Writer PAULDING – Little 4-year-old Lilly Dearing lost her battle with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (inoperable brain tumor) on Saturday night. The beautiful little girl loved her stuffed animals and the col...
  • A Penny For Your Thoughts

    By Nancy Whitaker WILL IT EVER COME? This winter seems like it has lasted a very long time. Each time I see a glimpse of hope for some spring weather, we have more snow or more cold rain. It never fails to amaze me, but when I think spring is “just...
  • Four Malice MMA fighters win

      The Mixed Martial Arts show held at Van Wert was a huge success and Paulding’s Malice MMA team had a powerful showing. Local fighters Brandon Davis, Justin Flemens, Cody Kelley and Jeremy Rhodes were all winners in their fights. ...
  • Dodgeball to benefit After Prom

    PAULDING – The third annual dodgeball tournament to raise money for Paulding High School After Prom will be held Friday, April 1 at PHS. Games start at 6 p.m. The tournament is open to sixth graders and older. Anyone can play and everyone is welcom...
  • United Way plans luau

    By JIM LANGHAM Feature Writer Leaders of the Paulding County United Way are planning a luau at the Paulding Eagles on Saturday, April 2. The event is both a fund-raiser for United Way and a part of the organization’s new effort to sponsor family acti...
  • Garden walk seeking gardens to showcase for JPDays

    The Paulding Better Homes & Garden Club, in cooperation with Paulding County Master Gardeners, is making plans for a garden walk as part of John Paulding Days. The event is slated from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. Gardens are being sought...
  • Chief Good Neighbor Day April 5

    The effects of the downturn in our economy are being felt in west central and northwest Ohio, where the number of families needing assistance to keep nutritious food on the table is on the rise. In response to this critical need, on Tuesday, April 5,...