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Under construction
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 5:11 PM
Staff Photo/Paulding County Progress

Work is quickly progressing on a gas station/convenience store on North Williams Street in Paulding, formerly the site of Paulding-Putnam Electric. A Napoleon-based business broke ground on the project last November and started construction this spring.

Hospital names new CEO
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 11:00 AM


PAULDING – The Paulding County Hospital (PCH) Board of Trustees announces that Gary Adkins has submitted his resignation as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and will assume the position of president of Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville, Ind., at the end of June.

The board has also announced that Randal “Randy” Ruge, currently Chief Operating Officer (COO) at PCH, will be assuming the CEO position, effective immediately.

Paulding prohibits discharging grass clippings onto streets
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 8:18 AM

By BILL SHERRY • Progress Correspondent

PAULDING – Paulding Village Council met in regular session on Monday, June 2.

At the last council meeting, village administrator Harry Wiebe noted that Liz Keel of the Maumee Valley Planning Organization recently relayed the third round of mailings for the income survey. Keel has only received about half of the responses needed. On Monday, Wiebe advised council that it may have to consider another survey.

Relay For Life total exceeds $91,000
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 7:56 AM

By JIM LANGHAM • Progress Feature Writer

As of Monday morning, $91,199.82 had come in to the Paulding County Relay For Life as a result of teamwork and the annual Relay overnight at the Paulding County Fairgrounds May 30-31.

That amount is still waiting for additional funding to come from at least two major events that had to be rescheduled because of bad weather, plus pending gifts still coming to the fund.

Library supporters to meet June 4 regarding levy PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 7:31 AM

PAULDING – The Paulding County Carnegie Library Levy Committee – PAC will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the main library in Paulding and invites any supporters of the library to join.

The sole purpose of the levy committee is to advocate a “yes” vote for the library levy. With the recent levy not passing, we need to educate the community about the importance of our phenomenal countywide library system and re-strategize ways to best energize our fellow community members. There are many rules and guidelines that must be followed and we have that information to share with you. Activities may include fundraising events, yard sign distribution, newspaper ads, special events, letter to the editor, and door-to-door campaigns.

The board of trustees of the Paulding County Carnegie Library is responsible for establishing secure funding for Paulding County’s library system. With state funding shrinking, the library levy provides about half of all revenue for the library system. Because of the recent levy not passing, the board has listened to the community and reduced the millage requested. It is a five-year renewal with a decrease of an existing levy to provide stable funding for future generations. The library system includes the main historic Carnegie library in Paulding, branches in the villages of Antwerp, Oakwood and Payne, and a Bookmobile.

Changes with Payne EMS as Garmyn keeps job
Friday, May 30, 2014 1:52 PM


By JOE SHOUSE • Progress Staff Writer

PAYNE – Payne’s EMS coordinator, Joe Garmyn, answered to the Payne Village Council in executive session on Tuesday night, May 26 after Mayor Terry Smith recommended he be released from his leadership position and demoted to that of an EMT.