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Should the county emergency management agency office duties be a separate office?
Slideshow: Snowstorm Jan. 5-7, 2014
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 3:38 PM

A slideshow of photos submitted by readers of the Paulding County Progress during and after a winter storm that impacted the area on Sunday through Tuesday, Jan. 5-7, 2014.

For nearly 48 hours, almost everything was shut down during a Level 3 snow emergency that closed roads due to blowing & drifting snow and wind chills that approached -35°.

Our thanks to all the readers and Facebook fans who shared their photos.

Level 2 snow emergency canceled
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 3:56 PM

As of 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 9, Paulding County has canceled its Level 2 snow emergency.

Sheriff Jason Landers said this doesn't mean that all of the roads are in the best condition at this time. There are a significant number of roads that are still snow-covered and icy. Please allow sufficient time in planning any travel. Reduce your speed while driving and give yourself plenty of stopping distance.

Area residents hibernate inside from wintry blast
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 10:37 AM

By JIM LANGHAM • Progress Feature Writer

For many Paulding County residents, the ominous blizzard-like weather events of the past few days are all-too-familiar when they reflect on snowstorms of the late 1970s, especially the infamous Blizzard of ’78. Others remember a snowy blast that closed many county businesses in 1997.

Cindy Peters, who works in the Paulding County commissioners’ office, recalls that 1997 event that closed the courthouse. But this is extraordinary, Peters admits.

K-9 unit to begin duties next week
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 9:17 AM

By DENISE GEBERS • Progress Staff Writer

FORT WAYNE – Fifteen weeks of hard work have paid off for the newest member of the Paulding County Sheriff’s work force, K-9 unit Jano. His first shift is scheduled to begin Jan. 14.

Near-blizzard conditions shut down county
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 9:11 AM


Worst conditions since Blizzard of ’78, says EMA director

By JIM LANGHAM • Progress Feature Writer

The worst snowstorm since the Blizzard of ’78 roared full force into Paulding County on Sunday, closing most roads, businesses and county offices in its wake.

Sports Roundup Jan. 3
Saturday, January 04, 2014 10:08 AM

Sports Roundup Jan. 3


Girls Basketball -

Hicksville 37 Antwerp 31

Wayne Trace 62 Fairview 45. Wayne Trace's Lauren Speice set a new single game record with 20 rebounds in the game to go along with her 22 points. The old record was 19 set by Lisa Johnson.


Boys Basketball -

Paulding 47 Liberty Center 42