August 27, 2014

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  • Clemens competes at state wrestling tourney

    Submitted by Dianna Clemens COLUMBUS – Where can you find the best wrestling extravaganza in Ohio? Only at the state tournament, held at the Jerome Schottenetein Center in Columbus. Here you will see the very best that Ohio has to offer. Wrestler...
  • Miss Paulding County Pageant to be held at JP Days

    By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Staff Writer PAULDING – An announcement was made Friday night at the Paulding Chamber of Commerce annual banquet that means good news for John Paulding Days. Kim Ousley, director of the Delphos Canal Days Scholarship pr...
  • Courtside at Buckeye Basketball

    By STEVE MAJOR Sportswriter COLUMBUS – The Joe Sports Fan Tour has been to Cincinnati Reds baseball and Ohio State football. The next logical stop was obviously basketball. So recently I loaded up my note book and camera and headed for Columbus to t...
  • No way of separating profession, heart for dog warden

      By JIM LANGHAM Feature Writer Benjean “Straydog” runs to the arms of Georgia Dyson when she is afforded the opportunity from her pen at the Paulding County Animal Shelter these days. So do most of the other seven dogs currently living in the pe...
  • Witnessing the Hand of God

    By Jim Langham Two weeks before my special lifelong friend, Meredith Sprunger, passed away, we attended a gospel music concert together in the country outside of Bluffton, Ind. When we walked to our cars, we stood and talked for over an hour. ... but ...
  • A Penny For Your Thoughts

    By Nancy Whitaker NO BIG HAIRY DEAL I see so many guys, young and old, who are really self-conscious about thinning locks. Sometimes guys will take a couple of hairs, let them grow long and spread them across the top of their head. Perhaps a man be...
  • Kameran Clemens wrestles his way to state

    Submitted by Dianna Clemens How does it feel when the final whistle blows, your arm is raised and you are on your way to state? “Awesome, just awesome,” said Kameran Clemens. Laughing, he added, “I almost ran off the mat before they raised my h...
  • Raiders win sectional

      By KEVIN WANNEMACHER Sportswriter PAULDING – In what may have been one of their best performances of the season, the Wayne Trace Lady Raiders moved to 21-0 on the season with a 72-41 rout of Continental in Division IV girls sectional basketball ...
  • Archers claim sectional title

    By STEVE MAJOR Sportswriter ANTWERP – The Lady Archers captured their first sectional title since 1998 by outlasting Edon, 30-24, last Saturday night in Bryan. Antwerp advances to the Archbold Districts to face Pettisville in the semifinals at 6:15...
  • Varsity games of the week March 2

    Varsity Games of the Week Girls’ basketball DIV. III SECTIONALS LCC 60 Paulding 47   DIV. IV SECTIONALS Wayne Trace 72 Continental 41   Antwerp 30 Edon 24   Boys’ basketball Leipsic 64 Wayne Trace 51   Antwerp 43 Montpelier...
  • County appealing fired employee's unemployment

      By MELINDA KRICK Progress Editor County officials are appealing the unemployment claim of former dog warden Amanda Lichty, who was fired at the end of December. Lichty submitted a letter to the editor regarding her employment and the dog shelter,...
  • Lilly showing small signs of improvement

    By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Staff Writer PAULDING – Lilly Dearing, age 4, of Paulding, is currently in Texas undergoing treatments for Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (inoperable brain tumor). Fund-raisers were held for Lilly to travel to the famed Burzyns...
  • More Smoke Than fire at Haviland

    By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Staff Reporter HAVILAND – Even though area residents could see smoke and flames coming from one of the buildings at Haviland Drainage in Haviland, a fire last Sunday evening only did a few hundred dollars’ worth of damage...
  • Chamber Banquet

    The jazz group West Central Quartet, which performs regularly at Club Soda in Fort Wayne, will provide music at the Paulding Chamber of Commerce annual banquet Friday, March 4. For ticket info, call 419-399-5215 or email pcoc@paulding-net.com. Deadline is...
  • A Penny For Your Thoughts

    By Nancy Whitaker HIDING IN THE FRIDGE One thing we all do is go to our refrigerator and say, “What do we have to eat?” Actually, sometimes I may open the door of the fridge three or four times before I decide what it is I want. Our refrigerato...
  • Archers are GMC co-champions

    By STEVE MAJOR Sportswriter ANTWERP – The Antwerp Archers claimed a second consecutive GMC championship by besting rival Hicksville 57-44 last Friday night at home. After losing its first league game to Tinora, the Archers had their backs against t...
  • Raiders wrap up historic season

    By KEVIN WANNEMACHER Sportswriter HAVILAND – There is no better way to end a historic regular season than to cap it off with a pair of records in the final contest. The Wayne Trace Lady Raiders did just that. Wayne Trace wrapped up a 20-0 regu...
  • Varsity games of the week February 23

    Varsity Games of the Week Girls’ basketball Wayne Trace 57 Crestview 38   Antwerp 41 Stryker 34   Paulding 44 Defiance 35   Wayne Trace 69 Miller City 50   Antwerp 46 Hicksville 16   Spencerville 52 Paulding 50   Wayne Tra...
  • Community gardens springing up around the county

      By BILL SHERRY Correspondent PAULDING – It is good news to hear that the First Lady is taking the initiative to plant a garden at the White House, but it is equally exciting to hear that several communities in Paulding County are planting communi...
  • Leadership group spearheads mural project

    By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Staff Reporter PAULDING – The Leadership In Action Class of 2010-11, which is comprised of business professionals and youth leaders in the Paulding area, is currently seeking donations for their community project. Curre...