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CHP to host webcast on adolescent grief PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, April 03, 2014 10:22 AM

VAN WERT – Community Health Professionals will host the annual Hospice Foundation of America “Living with Grief” live streaming webcast from 2-5 p.m. Thursday, April 10 at 1159 Westwood Dr., Van Wert.

The theme is “Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss.” This new program focuses exclusively on the issues that adolescents face as they cope with loss.

Adolescent encounters with loss are likely to be traumatic – deaths by accident, suicide and homicide. This program explores the ways that healthcare workers, hospice clinicians and staff, educators, social workers, counselors, clergy, funeral directors, and other professionals can assist adolescents as they cope with loss.

Continuing education contact hours will be available for $25 through the Hospice Foundation of America for nurses, social workers, case managers, funeral directors, clergy, psychologists and more.

There is no cost to attend and it is open to the public. To register, or to learn more, call 419-238-9223 or visit www.hospicefoundation.org.

Absentee voting information PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 9:11 PM

PAULDING – Absentee voting began on Tuesday, April 1.

Paulding County Board of Elections office hours for absentee voting are as follows:

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, April 1-4

8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, April 7

Cash mob coming PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 9:10 PM


OAKWOOD – The Cash Mob will be soon making an appearance in Paulding County. The Oakwood Economic Development Company will be leading the Cash Mob and everyone is invited to be a part.

Cash Mobs are becoming popular as they are geared to help small business owners. A group of members will meet, go to a business location together and shop. These dollars spent locally will help small business owners and the county as well. The evening could possibly end with going to a local eatery for a meal and providing them with business as well.


To register to be a part of the Cash Mob go to www.odcohio.org/cash-mob/. After registration, further information will be provided and the location of where the Cash Mob is going first will be revealed.


Jr. Fair livestock tagging PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 9:09 PM

By Staci Hiler

4-H Program assistant

OSU Extension

PAULDING – Saturday April 5 from 9-11 a.m. at the fairgrounds, all exhibitors planning to show the following animal species must attend tagging.

Payne Chamber involved in numerous projects PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 9:08 PM


PAYNE – Following the election of new officers in January, and the anticipation of having another great year, most everyone’s attention was diverted to dealing with the harsh winter weather. However, with spring’s arrival last week, we’re not only anticipating an increase in temperatures, but an increase in activity within the Payne Chamber of Commerce and the community.

The new Antwerp Exchange Bank’s Payne Banking Center construction is in full force – vault is in, walls are up, roof is on.

Denning’s Drive-In has opened; Meno’s House of Pancakes has reopened with a brand new menu under the new name of Sam’s Café; and the Puckerbrush Pizzeria and Good Times Saloon continue to provide daily lunch and dinner specials.

Easter and the Charity Basketball Marathon are just a few weeks away and the opening ceremonies for this 36th annual event will begin on Good Friday, April 18. In addition, events planned by the chamber for the year include the Payne Relief 5-K on July 26 and something new – an independent consultant open house. Stay up to date on plans for these events by following the chamber’s Facebook page.

Construction is quickly progressing on Antwerp Exchange Bank's new Payne Banking Center. Staff Photo/Paulding County Progress

To date, the Payne Chamber has 110 members and appreciate each and everyone of those members for their continued support. Most of these members have had a direct impact on the transformation of the downtown during the past few years.

When the construction of AEB’s Payne Banking Center is complete, the Village of Payne’s administrative offices and police department will move to the building currently occupied by the bank leaving, their former building vacant and available for purchase.

Anyone interested in this building is encouraged to contact chamber president Chad Benschneider for more information and/or a tour. He may be reached at 419-263-2277 or 419-769-4708.

In similar news, residents may recall that the chamber purchased and then demolished the former Billy-Jo’s (green awning) building early last summer. Until such time as this vacant lot is utilized for further economic development purposes, the chamber has considered several ideas on how the lot can be used . The most interesting idea that they are pursuing right now is that of allowing the lot to be used as a community garden – one that could be used for or by community members, or for 4-H projects, or for FFA projects, or for the enjoyment of, or by a garden club.

Items grown could possibly be used as local restaurant fare, or food for the local food pantries. While the lot is not huge, chamber leaders feel that a garden could be a very valuable asset to the look and feel of the downtown landscape.

Interested parties are encouraged to contact the chamber for guidance and expertise in making this happen in our community.

For up-to-date information on the upcoming Payne Relief 5-K, independent consultant open house, available commercial space and the potential community garden, message them through Facebook, email at paynechamber@gmail.com, or phone Benschneider at 419-769-4708 or 419-263-2277 or chamber secretary Ashley Doctor at 419-406-0911.


Brigner watches governor sign bill into law PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 1:33 PM


Wayne Trace eighth grader Owen Brigner was invited by State Rep. Tony Burkley to witness Governor Kasich signing Rep. Burkley's House Bill concerning school calamity days on Wednesday, March 26.

This is a dream come true for Owen, as he loves politics, and wants to someday become governor of The State of Ohio.

Pictured below are Ohio Governor John Kasich, Owen Brigner, and Rep. Tony Burkley.




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