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Monday, May 12, 2014 8:12 PM
Congressman Latta to host one-on-one meetings in Paulding PDF Print E-mail
Friday, May 09, 2014 3:04 PM


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH) will be available for one-on-one meetings with constituents at the Paulding County Library in Paulding on Tuesday, May 13.

From 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., residents can meet individually with Congressman Latta and discuss the issues that are most important to them and their families. Staff will also be available to assist with casework or help residents with any issues they may have with the federal government.

“This event provides an excellent opportunity for me to learn what issues are most important to my constituents, so I can best represent them in Washington, D.C.,” said Latta. “I encourage residents to attend and look forward to discussing these issues with them, as well as providing any assistance that may be needed involving the federal government.”

Residents are not required to RSVP, but should contact Congressman Latta’s office at (800) 541-6446 if they have any questions.

WHO: Congressman Bob Latta

WHAT: One-On-One Meetings with Constituents

WHEN: Tuesday, May 13, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

WHERE: Paulding County Library, 205 S. Main Street, Paulding


The Andersons Story – Free agriculture lecture at Sauder Village PDF Print E-mail
Friday, May 09, 2014 2:49 PM

ARCHBOLD – Sauder Village is hosting a free Agricultural Lecture Series at the Heritage Inn this season in conjunction with the renovation of the historic Grist Mill. Richard P. Anderson, chairman of The Andersons Inc., will present the first lecture on Monday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. with a program showcasing the history of the Andersons company and their impact on agriculture in northwest Ohio.

“As part of our mission to preserve and present the agricultural history of our region, this lecture series will help share the social, economic and cultural history of Northwest Ohio, how that ties in with the agricultural history, and its importance in the development of our state,” shared Kim Krieger, PR/media relations. “The speakers that have been selected for this series are known for their expertise and knowledge of agricultural history.”

Thanks to the support of the Ohio Humanities Council all programs in the series are free and open to the public. The evening lectures will be held at the Sauder Heritage Inn at 7:30 p.m. on May 19, June 9 and October 6.

“The Andersons Story” will be presented on Monday, May 19 by Richard P. Anderson. Mr. Anderson will share the Andersons story with video clips from a WGTE program on this topic and his insights from the Anderson Company. Richard P. Anderson has been with The Andersons Inc. since his father, Harold, founded it in 1947. The Andersons Inc. is a respected leader and dominant regional player in the grain industry. Starting as a crew boss on construction of the first elevator in Maumee, Anderson worked his way up through the company. He was named managing partner in 1978 and president and chief executive officer in 1986. In 1996, he was named chairman of the board.

Other lectures in the series include a program on June 9 presented by Todd Price, founding director of Historic Wagner Farm in Glenview, Ill. Price will present “The Dawn of the Golden Age of Agriculture” – a program about the social, technological, political and economic changes of the 1920s and how these impacted farming. On Oct. 6, Joe Anderson from Mount Royal University in Alberta, Canada, will present “The Vacant Chair on the Farm: Understanding Marriage, Farm Management, and Soldiering in the Midwest during the American Civil War.”

“We are pleased to be presenting this lecture series and unveiling many other projects in conjunction with the Grist Mill renovation,” Krieger added. “Our guests have appreciated the updates to the exterior of the building as well as the rearrangement of interior furnishings and new displays that help share the important stories associated with the Grist Mill. The ‘Grain: From Field to Flour’ exhibit has also provided guests with an in-depth look at grains and some hands-on learning opportunities.”

For more details about the Agricultural Lecture Series, other special events or planning a memorable Sauder Village get-away call 800-590-9755, visit, like them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @SauderVillage.

Slideshow: Prom highlights 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, May 09, 2014 9:38 AM

Prom and afterprom highlights from Antwerp High School, Paulding High School and Wayne Trace High School, all on May 3, 2014. The photographs were submitted by school staff.


Antwerp theme: "A Gatsby Affair."

Paulding theme: "Underwater Paradise."

Wayne Trace theme: "Last Stop - Vegas!."

Children’s library sponsoring Fancy Nancy Party
Thursday, May 08, 2014 12:33 PM

PAULDING – “Ooh, La La! It’s a Soiree” (that’s French for party – everything sounds fancier in French) for preschool through third graders. This Fancy Nancy Party will be held in the Children’s Room at the historic Carnegie library from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, May 15.

Kooky Kirk will be the dapper host for an extravaganza filled with fun, crafts, games and refreshments. Attire is “fancy” so wear your fanciest clothes. Bring your child, grandchild and friends to the library’s Fancy Nancy Party and help them fall in love with the wonderful world of books and their public library. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Call the Children’s Department at 419-399-2032 to secure a spot.

Report: Climate change means sizzling summers for Ohio PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 11:04 PM

By Mary Kuhlman • Ohio News Connection

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new federal report finds climate change is real, it's human-caused, and it's impacting Ohio.

According to the National Climate Assessment, the average temperature in the United States has increased by 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit since 1895, with 80 percent of that increase occurring over the last three decades.

Kent State University professor Scott Sheridan, editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Biometeorology, said Ohio is feeling those effects through very strong heat waves in recent years and fluctuations in Great Lakes levels.

"In particular, we've had a number of low-water events over the last few years," he said. "This past winter's actually offset that somewhat, but a lot of projections suggest that that could get far worse moving into the future."

The report examines the country by region and identifies specific threats should climate-changing trends continue. It details other effects across the nation, including drought, wildfires, heavier rainfall amounts and more severe weather.

Kim Knowlton, a senior scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council who co-authored the human health chapter of the report, said the research confirms that climate change is caused by human-caused carbon pollution, and it's already harming the country.

"We really can't afford to lose another decade in dealing with the issue of climate change," Knowlton said. "So, we're now at the point where we have so much information - so much evidence - we can no longer plead ignorance. There's a lot that we can do both to prepare and reduce heat-trapping carbon pollution."

The report was mandated by Congress and compiled by nearly 300 climate scientists and experts. On Tuesday, May 6, President Obama responded to the findings by renewing an urgent call for action to fight climate change.

The report is online at