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Board of health member needed PDF Print E-mail
Monday, June 30, 2014 4:21 PM

PAULDING – The Paulding County District Advisory Council will be accepting resumes from any county resident interested in completing the remaining term of a current board of health member for the term ending in March 2018. It is planned to have the selected member assume the position in August 2014.

A special district advisory council meeting will be held July 22 to select the board member to complete the board of health term.

Resumes will be accepted at the Paulding County Health Department until the close of business on July 18. Resumes should be addressed to: Dr. Larry B. Fishbaugh, Health Commissioner, 800 E. Perry St., Paulding, Ohio 45879.


WT drug testing to begin this school year PDF Print E-mail
Monday, June 30, 2014 1:31 PM

By JOE SHOUSE • Progress Staff Writer

HAVILAND – In special session, the Wayne Trace Local School District Board of Education met on June 30 in the lecture hall.

The new drug policy for student-athletes was approved, the resignation of Jacob Moser was accepted as was the contract for special education teacher Carly Lichtensteiger approved for the 2014-15 school year.

First Financial to host bake sale, food drive PDF Print E-mail
Monday, June 30, 2014 1:11 PM

PAULDING – First Financial Bank, 201 N. Main St. in Paulding, will host a bake sale from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Thursday, July 3. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the United Way of Paulding County. Bake sale items will be sold on a free-will donation basis.

First Financial Bank is also partnering with United Way and the Caring and Sharing Food Pantry with a canned food drive. The drive is presently being held and will conclude on Thursday, July 3. Nonperishable items may be taken to the bank until closing time on Thursday.

Forrest Woods volunteer day planned for July 10 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, June 30, 2014 7:15 AM

ANTWERP – Black Swamp Conservancy invites individuals, families, community groups, scout troops and area businesses to participate in Forrest Woods volunteer day on Thursday, July 10. The purpose of the day is to help remove invasive teasel and autumn olive from the Forrest Woods Nature Preserve in Paulding County.

Those interested are invited to meet at the Bethel Church parking lot on Road 73 at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 10. The church is located at the intersection of Roads 192 and 73 northeast of Antwerp.

Individuals may join at the preserve at any time and drop out when necessary. Conservancy staff will be working from 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Dress for the weather and working conditions and bring clippers or scissors along with work gloves. Water bottles can be brought with refills available.

For questions, detailed directions or to let the Conservancy know you will be participating, contact Sarah at 419-872-5263 or at

Steve Clark benefit seeks support PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, June 28, 2014 8:38 AM

By JAROD ROSEBROCK • Progress Correspondent

PAULDING – The Paulding Eagles will be the site of a benefit for Paulding resident Steve “Spock” Clark on July 19 starting at 5 p.m. Bernadette Bennett, one of the organizers of the event, says that those who attend the benefit can expect a great time of food, drinks, music, raffles and an auction, and many other fun events.

Clark has been diagnosed with stage four lung cancer, and Bennett along with many of his friends and family are organizing the benefit to help pay for medical expenses, bills, travel expenses and other costs.

In addition to dinner prepared by the Ladies Auxiliary, beer and music, there will be items being raffled off and auctioned throughout the night. Items are still being collected, with some items going to the raffle and the biggest items going to the auction.

Some of these raffle/auction items include an oversized wooden outside locker, Vera Bradley and Thirty One bags, a fishing charter on Lake Erie, a ceiling fan, a shop vac, an outdoor rocking chair, tools, golfing items, and art by Thomas Kinkade.

There will be 50/50 raffle tickets sold throughout the night, and organizers have planned a “Spock Impersonation” competition in which all of Clark’s friends can have fun impersonating him as part of a contest.

The benefit will be an indoor and outdoor event. The Eagles facility will be open and a tent will be set up outside. There will also be T-shirts and can cozies available for purchase. The T-shirts are already being sold and can be purchased at the Paulding Red Angel restaurant or by contacting Bennett.

Bennett and Clark’s family and friends are continuously working to raise money for Clark’s medical expenses. Every Thursday, they have a bake sale, T-shirt sale, can cozie sale and raffle at the Paulding Eagles from 6-9 p.m. during karaoke. They are also looking for donations from businesses and individuals for Clark or for the event. Bennett says they have collected quite a bit of money, but they still have a lot to do in the short time they have left.

Anyone looking for more information or those wanting to donate to the cause can contact Bennett at 419-796-8571 or Other organizers to contact include Robin Dobbelaere or Robin Eagleson.


Straight A grant allows for computer purchase at PEVS PDF Print E-mail
Friday, June 27, 2014 1:54 PM

By JOE SHOUSE • Progress Staff Writer

PAULDING – Straight A grant funds totaling over $500,000 to purchase computers and computer related equipment was approved at the Paulding Exempted Village School board meeting last Tuesday, June 24. Personnel appointments were also approved along with the creation of two new funds.


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