September 2, 2014

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Wind farm donates to historic preservation project

Blue Creek Wind Farm, which is under construction by Iberdrola Renewables LLC, has donated $5,000 to the John Paulding Historical Society for a “ghost town” project.

Society president Les Weidenhamer said the funds will be used to identify as many ghost towns as possible with permanent signage. The target area is between Ohio 114 and the Paulding-Van Wert County Line, and from the state line to east of U.S. 127. Portions of Benton, Blue Creek and Latty townships are included in the project.

Weidenhamer is looking for at least three volunteers for a committee. “We will need help designing the signs and the wording, and getting easements on the properties,” he said. “We want to start as soon as possible to begin installation in the spring.”