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Local pastor serves as guest minister at Ohio House of Representatives PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, December 12, 2013 5:48 PM
Pastor Drew Gardner (left) with State Rep. Tony Burkley at the Ohio House of Representatives.

COLUMBUS — Pastor Drew Gardner, from Emmanuel Baptist Church in Paulding, gave the opening prayer during session Thursday, Dec. 12 at the Ohio House of Representatives.

Pastor Gardner and his son, Noah, were the guests of State Representative Tony Burkley (R-Payne).

“Having known Drew for many years, it was certainly a pleasure to have him come to Columbus and visit the Ohio House while in session,” Rep. Burkley said. “The prayer he offered was wonderful, and I continue to wish Drew, Kelly and their children the best.”

 
Slideshow: Wayne Trace Raiders state championship
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 12:26 PM

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Images from the week of the Div. VI football championship game between the Wayne Trace Raiders and Kirtland Hornets, played Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. Featured are school spirit signs, the team sendoff, game photos by the Progress and sent to us from spectators, and the welcome home event on Dec. 7. Decerto! Congratulations, Raiders and the Raider Nation, for a memorable season.

 
Oakwood Council discusses water/sewer rate increases
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:45 AM

By BILL SHERRY • Correspondent

OAKWOOD – Oakwood Village Council met on Dec. 9 and spent the majority of time discussing the proposed water/sewer rate increase for village residents, property owners and businesses.

 
Four-school project recommended for $1.5 million state grant award
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:38 AM

PAULDING – Paulding Exempted Village Schools superintendent William Hanak announced that he had received a personal call on Friday from Dr. Ross, the superintendent of Public Instruction in the State of Ohio,  that the the Straight A Fund board had voted to distribute approximately $88 million in awards from the education innovation program to several schools, including PEVS.

 
Payne Council hears about FEMA grant, cable TV
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:36 AM

By JOE SHOUSE • Progress Correspondent

PAYNE – In the first regular monthly meeting for December the Payne Village Council met on Monday evening. Council members heard from the fire department and its submission for a FEMA grant, cable update with Time Warner, and the upcoming budget committee meeting was announced.

 
Hospital board hears, approves various items
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:34 AM

By BILL SHERRY • Progress Correspondent

PAULDING – The Paulding County Hospital trustees met on Dec. 5 for a monthly meeting. They approved several items and heard various reports following a short executive session.

Chief Financial Officer Rob Goshia reported that for the month of November, the hospital experienced a gain of $70,932 with a year to date gain of $168,858.

A benefit and wage package for 2014 that was presented by the Human Resource Committee was approved. The benefit package primarily is for the employees' group health insurance.

The quality improvement committee presented the hospital’s third quarterly quality improvement reports.

Chief Operating Officer Randy Ruge reported that the new open bore MRI was put into operation a week before it was expected. An open house was held on Dec. 2, for the media, physicians and staff and the general public. Radiology is taking appointments for patient MRIs at this time.

Ruge reported that a new patient lift has been installed in one of the new trauma rooms in the emergency room. The patient lift will be able to lift patients from a wheelchair or a gurney to the ER bed. This lift can accommodate patients up to 720 pounds.

The next meeting is at 6:45 p.m. Jan. 2 in the conference room.

 
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