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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.

Second Rite Aid robber is sentenced
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 10:03 AM

PAULDING – The second man found guilty of robbing the Rite Aid Pharmacy in Paulding in November 2012 was sentenced Monday morning in Paulding County Court of Common Pleas.

Explosion in Briceton injures 3
Monday, December 09, 2013 1:47 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, December 11, 2013 11:54 AM )
Dollar General grand opening
Monday, December 09, 2013 10:33 AM

ANTWERP – The Antwerp Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Antwerp would like to welcome Dollar General to Antwerp. The grand opening was on Saturday, Dec. 7. They celebrated the opening with $10 gift cards to the first 50 customers and goody bags for the first 200 purchases.

Among those who attended the ribbon cutting were, from left – Sam Walda, sales associate; Tiffany Hesselschwardt, manager; Karl Mielke, chamber member; Mayor Tom VanVlerah; Tom Daley, district manager of Dollar General; Sara Keeran, village administrator; and Nancy Lichty, chamber vice-president.