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Author to speak at library Thursday
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 2:25 PM
An art exhibit at the Paulding County Carnegie Library. Late 1950s.

The Paulding County Carnegie Library will present a special visit from local author, Alice Gerber All the Mommies Would Go Painting Together: The Art of Art in Paulding County, Ohio at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at the main historic Carnegie library in Paulding.

Come reminisce and listen to the stories about how mothers of the Baby Boom generation gathered together to share inspiration and vision through art in Paulding County.

Space is limited, so call ahead to save your spot. Call 419-399-2032 to register.

Commissioners confer with state officials about EMA position
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:06 AM

By JIM LANGHAM • Progress Feature Writer

PAULDING – Paulding County commissioners met Monday, April 21 with Richard Lauffer, Northwest Ohio Emergency Management director, and Andrew Elder, Preparedness Grants branch chief, to discuss filling the position of former EMA director Randy Shaffer.

Shaffer was fired by commissioners last week following an ongoing dispute over reports involving grant financing and various other organizational disagreements.

Antwerp to place levy for new fire truck on fall ballot
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 8:05 AM

By JOE SHOUSE • Progress Correspondent

ANTWERP – A new proposed tax levy to purchase a pumper truck for the fire department, clean-up day, and the completion of the comprehensive plan for the village were all part of the regular scheduled meeting of the Antwerp Village Council meeting Monday night, April 21.

Paulding water treatment plant hosts water association meeting
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 8:04 AM

By BILL SHERRY • Progress Correspondent

PAULDING – Paulding Village Council met in regular session on April 21 for a very short council meeting.

Mayor Greg White extended thanks to water treatment superintendent Mike Winners for an extraordinary presentation of the new water treatment plant to the American Water Works Association (AWWA). Winners and the treatment plant crew hosted about 120 people at the AWWA meeting last week.

Museum to celebrate the arts, artists of Paulding County
Monday, April 21, 2014 2:43 PM

PAULDING – The John Paulding Historical Society has many works of art created by past and present artists from Paulding County.

An exhibit, “Celebrating the Arts and Artists of Paulding County,” featuring oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 17.

The show is open to all Paulding County artists. Artists are invited to enter one of their paintings by May 6 to the John Paulding Historical Society museum located at 600 Fairground Drive.

A relative or friend of a deceased Paulding County artist may also enter a painting.

Paintings may be brought to the museum on Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with a brief biography of the artist. Tuesday, May 6, is the deadline to submit paintings.

For more information call 4199-399-8218, 419-594-3659 or e-mail JPHS45879@yahoo.com.


UWPC Community Impact Grant applications available
Monday, April 21, 2014 8:03 AM


PAULDING – The United Way of Paulding County (UWPC) invites non-profit agencies serving residents in Paulding County to apply for funding.

Funding guidelines:

Must be 501c3 agencies serving residents in Paulding County

Programs must meet an identified need in the areas of Education, Income, Health, or Essential Services

Agencies are encouraged to develop partnerships

Programs must have measurable outcomes

Agencies may submit more than one application.

Application materials are available at the UWPC office located at 101 E. Perry St. in Paulding (use the South Williams entrance) or they may be sent electronically. Application requests should be sent to: pcuwdirector@gmail.com.

Completed applications must be received in the office by noon Friday, May 23, 2014 and may be submitted electronically. Organizations are required to present their program(s) to the Citizen’s Review Panel in June (TBA).

Please contact executive director Sonya Herber at pcuwdirector@gmail.com or 419-399-8240 with any questions you have about the application, the funding process, or questions about potential programs.