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  • 2010: Paulding County's Year in Review

      By MELINDA KRICK • Progress Editor Part 1 of 2 What will you remember most about 2010? Although many families are still struggling with economic conditions, unemployment and home foreclosures, problems don’t appear as dire now as they did one...
  • Retirement is next assignment for Judge Webb

      By DENISE GEBERS Staff Writer Monday was the last day of scheduled court dates for Paulding County Common Pleas Court Judge J. David Webb. After four terms, a total of 24 years, he is stepping down from the bench and into retirement. His last off...
  • Raider 'Fab Five' setting new standard at Wayne Trace

      By KEVIN WANNEMACHER Sportswriter HAVILAND – For most of its existence, the Wayne Trace girls’ basketball program struggled to gain an identity and was never able to put up wins consistently in the history of the program. The program posted ...
  • County budget increases by 4.7%

      Paulding County General Fund Budgets 2005-11 Year Total 2011 $3,945,815 2010 $3,768,240 2009 $4,065,250 2008 $4,284,479 2007 $4,325,955 2006 $4,199,157 2005 $4,110,073 By MELINDA KRICK Progress Editor The county commissioners have increas...
  • Paulding school board weighs single bus routes

      By STEVE MAJOR Correspondent PAULDING – Paulding Exempted Village Schools held a board meeting on Dec. 21 where superintendent Pat Ross reported to the board about the proposal to run single bus routes. “It will be an administrative decision,...
  • Mr. and Mrs. Donald Smith

      ANTWERP – Mr. and Mrs. Donald Smith of Antwerp will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. Donald Harry Smith and Rebekah Ninnon Lord were united in marriage at half past six on Dec. 26, 1970 at St. James Lutheran Church, Payne, by the Rev...
  • Paul Searing and Kari Sheveland

      Paul Searing and Kari Sheveland were united in marriage on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 at the Bethesda Christian Fellowship in Madison, Wis. Parents of the couple are Chuck and Ruth Sheveland of Oshkosh, Wis. and Stan and Barb Searing of Paulding. ...
  • Mr. and Mrs. Kevin DeLong

      NEW HAVEN – Kevin and Kay (Utterback) DeLong of New Haven were married 25 years ago, Nov. 30, 1985 in Paulding at the United Methodist Church in a lovely Christmas-themed wedding. The couple’s parents are Jerry and Brenda DeLong of Paulding and...
  • 3rd quarter rally empowers Paulding boys to NWC win

    By JIM LANGHAM Sportswriter One down and the rest of the conference schedule to go and all is well, was the attitude of Paulding boys’ coach Shawn Brewer on Friday night. After a tight first half, the Panthers outscored Bluffton 18-10 in the thir...
  • Antwerp picks up another win

    By STEVE MAJOR Sportswriter ANTWERP – The Lady Archers put another mark in the win column by besting North Central on the road last week, 46-32. With the win Antwerp improves to 4-2 on the season as the Lady Archers prepare to host the 49 Classic t...
  • Quick start, Hockenberry propel Raiders to easy win over Panthers

    By KEVIN WANNEMACHER Sportswriter HAVILAND – The girls’ version of the Paulding County rivalry between Wayne Trace and Paulding took place last week with the Lady Raiders rolling to a 60-22 win over the Panthers. The senior trio of Kacee Hocke...
  • Varsity Games of the Week December 29

    Varsity Games of the Week Girls’ basketball Wayne Trace 65 Lincolnview 48   ROUTE 49 TOURNEY Antwerp 33 Edon 27   Antwerp 43 Edgerton 38   Boys’ basketball Van Wert 54 Paulding 51   Miller City 66 Wayne Trace 54   Wrestlin...
  • November accident puts new light on material things for Payne family

    By JIM LANGHAM Feature Writer Rural Payne residents Dave and Karen Thomas have no doubt about the deepest meaning of Christmas this year; the story of Jesus coming to earth to be born and die on the cross, and raise again is the most important factor...
  • Paulding Council approves $5 million budget for 2011

    By BILL SHERRY Correspondent Paulding Village Council unanimously approved the 2011 village budget of $5,033,694 during Monday’s meeting. The budget approved for 2011 is only $18,274 more than the 2010 budget, but $747,884 more that the 2010 actu...
  • Rister, Hyman are finalists for county court judge

      From Staff Reports The names of two attorneys have been forwarded to Gov. Ted Strickland for consideration as the next Paulding County Court judge. The Ohio Judicial Appointments Recommendations Panel (OJARP)  has named Suzanne Shuman Rister and ...
  • Antwerp board accepts coach's resignation, hires new treasurer

      By STEVE MAJOR Correspondent ANTWERP – The Antwerp Local School Board accepted the resignation of longtime head football coach Drew Altimus at its monthly meeting on Dec. 16. Altimus is the most successful head coach in school history, leading ...
  • WIC names new breast feeding peer assistant

      By NANCY WHITAKER Progress Staff Reporter PAULDING – Jessica Akom of Paulding is the new breastfeeding peer helper of the Paulding County WIC program, located at the Paulding County Health Department. Akom began the newly created position in Octo...
  • Archers record first wins of season

    By STEVE MAJOR Sportswriter ANTWERP – The Archers made it a weekend clean sweep by beating Ft. Jennings at home Friday night 56-41 before traveling to Fayette to claim a 53-45 win on Saturday. With the two victories, Antwerp upped it season recor...
  • 2nd quarter blitz sends Paulding to rout of WT

    By KEVIN WANNEMACHER Sportswriter HAVILAND – Paulding came into Saturday’s game as a heavy favorite over county rival Wayne Trace but it was the Raiders who jumped on top early. Wayne Trace controlled the opening stanza and posted a 14-6 lead ...
  • Lady Archers win 2 of 3

    By STEVE MAJOR Sportswriter ANTWERP – During the busiest week of the season, the Lady Archers won two out of three games to run their season record to 3-2. Antwerp started the week with a big win against Edon 47-30. However, a trip to Kalida result...