August 1, 2014

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  • Cabin, house and home

    By Jim Langham In 62 years of living, many, many days merge into others. However, there are also a few that would stand out if they represented a hundred years of life. One such day was the day many years ago when I took my 101-year-old uncle, Manes H...
  • A Penny For Your Thoughts

      By Nancy Whitaker ARE YOU WHAT YOU EAT? Do you think that what foods people eat are determined on what they ate when they were kids? I know when I was growing up, no one seemed worried about sugar or cholesterol. We ate things like fried ham and ...
  • Hockenberry takes second POY award

    All three high school girls basketball teams in Paulding County enjoyed a successful season in 2010-11, but the Player of the Year award has a familiar name on the receiving end. Wayne Trace senior guard Kacee Hockenberry picks up her second consecut...
  • Bermejo named Player of the Year

    On the heels of their first district championship game in many years, the accolades continue to arrive for Paulding as the Panthers’ Devan Bermejo was selected as the Paulding County Progress 2010-11 Paulding County Boys Basketball Player of the Year...
  • Register now for soccer league

    The Paulding school board voted unanimously to start soccer as a high school sport in 2013. Register your son or daughter now for the fall 2011 Paulding County Soccer Club (Paulding SAY) league and get your kids ready to play at a competitive level in ...
  • Gerber steps into new role as WBESC Superintendent

    By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Staff Writer PAULDING – There will be a familiar face missing in the halls of the Wayne Trace Local Schools. District superintendent Brian Gerber is set to take over the reins at the Western Buckeye Educational Service Ce...
  • Lilly treated for pneumonia

    By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Staff Writer PAULDING – Following almost a month of treatments in Texas, a 4-year-old girl with an inoperable brain tumor has returned home to Paulding. Lilly Dearing was diagnosed with Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (inopera...
  • Drive a Ford for Antwerp Schools April 9

    ANTWERP – Mark Hartman, superintendent of Antwerp Local School, says Saturday, April 9 is a special day for Antwerp Schools and the community. From 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Ford will be sponsoring Drive One 4 UR School. If the community comes to the school and...
  • A Penny For Your Thoughts

    By Nancy Whitaker I CAN’T PLEASE EVERYONE If you have ever worked in the service sector of employment, you probably wonder if it is possible to please everyone. I know that when I was younger I worked as a waitress and I also worked in retail. I ...
  • The promise of spring

    HOMESPUN  By Jim Langham The word is the same all around these days. The melting snows, sunshine and longer days are beginning to turn the hearts of the people from a sense of endless winter to the hope of springtime. One checkout lady in an area gro...
  • Panthers' dream season ends

    By JIM LANGHAM Sportswriter NAPOLEON – There were tears and disappointment following Paulding’s 56-39 district championship loss to Archbold on Saturday night, but there was also a lot of burgundy, pride and a sense of community that could be dir...
  • PC Tigers beat Van Wert

    On Feb. 28, the PC Tigers rolled into Van Wert to take on the Div. I Van Wert team. Coach Holtsberry was concerned about this Van Wert team as he has never beaten this team. But, he felt that the Tigers had to keep the game close in order to have a cha...
  • Archers fall at districts

    By STEVE MAJOR Sportswriter NAPOLEON – Last Friday night’s match-up between league rivals Antwerp and Edgerton for a Division IV District title figured to be a dogfight and it was. The game came down to the final minute, and unfortunately for the...
  • PEVS will begin single bus routes

      {jcomments off}By BILL SHERRY Correspondent The Paulding Exempted Village Board of Education met in regular session Monday, March 14 with all board members present. There were a total of 34 people present for the meeting. Following the meeting op...
  • Annual health, business industry fair is March 23

    ? WHAT: Health, Industry and Business Fair ? WHEN: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 ? WHERE: County Extension Building at the fairgrounds ? WHO: Sponsored by the Paulding County Senior Center in cooperation with other agencies ? ADMISSION: Free ...
  • Chamber, PCED to host free small business seminar

    By DENISE GEBERS Progress Staff Writer Paulding Chamber of Commerce and the Paulding County Office of Economic Development are venturing into uncharted territory this spring. The two are working together to host a free small business seminar Thursd...
  • Memories for a doting Dad

    By Jim Langham At Kirsten’s baptism a couple of weeks ago, several people reflected about how much our granddaughter looks like our oldest daughter, Julie, who has, at times, carried somewhat of the look of my mother, aka the Hirschy side of our fam...
  • A Penny For Your Thoughts

    By Nancy Whitaker I JUST DON’T KNOW Everyday we have to make some type of a decision. First of all, we have to decide if we even want to get up in the morning. I am always glad that I can get up, crawl out of bed and then if nothing aches, I know I...
  • Hitzeman shoots Archers to sectional title

    By STEVE MAJOR Sportswriter ANTWERP – Every kid who has played backyard basketball has pretended hitting a last second shot to win the big game. Well, last week at the Hicksville Division IV Sectional finals, Dustin Hitzeman lived that dream. The...
  • Panther boys post sectional win

    By JIM LANGHAM Sportswriter DEFIANCE – It was a happy Panther team surrounded by celebrating fans at Defiance on Friday night as the local squad ended a nine-year dry spell by capturing the Division III sectional title with a 35-24 win over Tinora....