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April 7 is voter registration deadline PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, March 23, 2014 2:28 PM

PAULDING – A Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, May 6.

All people who are not registered to vote and wish to vote in the upcoming Primary Election on Tuesday, May 6 must register by Monday, April 7, at the Board of Elections; or, register to vote at an office of any Deputy Registrar of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles; public libraries; public high schools or vocational schools; county treasurer’s office; office of Secretary of State or any of the 88 county boards of elections).

Normal office hours for the Paulding County Board of Elections office are Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. The office will be open until 9 p.m. on Monday, April 7, voter registration deadline.

Have you moved or changed your name since the last time you voted? If so, you should notify the board of elections by Monday, April 7.

Persons not certain of their registration validity may contact the election board at 419-399-8230, or write, email, or stop in the office at 105 E. Perry St. in Paulding. You may review your voter information on our website at http://electionsonthe.net/oh/Paulding or searching “Paulding County Ohio Board of Elections.” You may also change your name or address online at www.MyOhioVote.com.

Should you wish to register at the Paulding County Bureau of Motor Vehicles which is located at 831 N. Williams St., Paulding, the office hours are Monday 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Saturday 8 a.m.-noon.

You are qualified to vote if:

You are a citizen of the United States.

You will be at least 18 years old on or before Nov. 6.

You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the election in which you want to vote.

You are not incarcerated (in prison) for a felony conviction under the laws of this state, another state or the United States.

You have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court.

You have not been permanently disfranchised for violations of the election laws.

You are eligible to vote in elections conducted in your voting precinct more than 30 consecutive days after you are properly registered to vote in Ohio.

If you have any questions, please call the board of elections at 419-399-8230 or email paulding@ohiosecretaryofstate.gov with any other questions. The website is http://electionsonthe.net/oh/Paulding.

New fair building progress PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 9:29 PM


Progress Staff Writer

PAULDING – Plans for the trio of new animal barns for the Paulding County Fairgrounds continue, as committee members look to see them in use at the 2015 fair.

Members of the Friends of the Fair committee’s Building for the Future Fund met in mid-February and again last week as part of their “research and development” portion of their project.

Traffic stop nets mobile meth lab PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 9:28 PM

ANTWERP – Paulding County sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop in the Village of Antwerp on Feb. 19. During the traffic stop, deputies identified what they believed to be products for the manufacturing of methamphetamine in plain view.

Holtsberry is candidate for commissioner PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 9:26 PM


PAULDING – Mark Holtsberry, a resident of Jackson Township, has announced that he is running as a Republican candidate for Paulding County commissioner in the primary.

Holtsberry serves as president of the Paulding County Health Board as well as president of the Paulding Community Fire Department.

A lifelong resident of Paulding County, he and his wife, Lisa, have been married for 30 years. They are the parents of three children, Chelsea, 25, Lauren, 21, and Nathan, 19.

His family has been actively involved in 4-H, Wayne Trace Athletic Boosters, band, fine arts programs and the Crippled Children’s Marathon for 34 years.

He has done extensive research of Paulding County’s war veterans and cemetery restoration in his own township. Holtsberry’s ancestors have been in this county for over 160 years.


Holtsberry has a reputation of “fixing broken programs” or starting up a program that had been closed. He is currently employed at the Paulding Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD), as an education specialist who also takes care of the county-owned Black Swamp Nature Center and 52 acres of park.

He has taken pride in knowing what he does either educates or brightens up someone’s life. He knows what it feels like to be unemployed, underemployed, or working multiple jobs to make ends meet to pay all the bills and raise a family. He vows to be the watchman of the people’s money.

As an educator and self-employed business owner and an elected official, he has the experience of working with and communicating with people.

“You have to listen to what customers or individuals are saying, and sometimes what they are not saying, in order to create an understanding or trustful bond with them,” said Holtsberry.

“You can count on an honest response that is respectful to the taxpayers’ ideas and thoughts.”

In closing, Holtsberry has put together three thoughts that he feels would make him a good county commissioner.

1. Integrity – Being honest, truthful, understanding, giving, helpful and faithful to all residents of Paulding County.

2. Experience – Knowledge of township and county governments, years of positive working relationships with elected officials. He said, “I am a middle-aged individual who has ‘been there, done that’ and still does it, the old fashioned way. I earn it.”

3. Compromise without sacrifice – “I will not give up my morals, ethics, self-respect or friendships to get a result that could be shameful to the residents, friends or families of this county.”

Holtsberry concluded, “I am looking forward to meeting more of our wonderful residents of Paulding County. Thank-you for the wonderful support you have shown me these past few months.”

The primary election will be held Tuesday, May 6.


State ag director’s visit highlights importance of agribusiness PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 4:25 PM


By DENISE GEBERS • Progress Staff Writer

OAKWOOD – Nothing could stop Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David T. Daniels from keeping his appointments for visits with three Cooper Farms locations in northwest Ohio last week.

PHS to present 'The Beverly Hillbillies' PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 4:03 PM

Paulding High School Drama presents “The Beverly Hillbillies” this Friday and Saturday, March 21-22 at 7:30 p.m. in the school auditeria.

Seniors in this year’s production are, standing – Guy Harder performing a cameo appearance of Jethrine and fireman, Chase Gideon as Brewster and detective Frank Richards, Nick Hitchcock as Jed, Kaity Roughton as Granny; and seated – Gerod Harder as Jethro and Rachel Nicelley as cousin Perl.

Tickets are $5 presale at the high school office and $8 at the door. Y’all come now! Ya hear!

Paulding High School will present


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