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Should the county emergency management agency office duties be a separate office?
Win-a-Turkey winners named
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 5:14 PM

PAULDING - The Paulding County Progress has announced the winners of its Win-a-Turkey contest.

Each of the 24 participating merchants and their winners are: Ebel’s Butcher Shop, Marjorie Scott, Paulding; N&N Quick Stop, George Pike, Hicksville; Ross Service Station, Jacque Gonzales, Paulding;

Chief, Austin Bortel, Paulding; Paulding Auto Group, Rhonda Topp, Grover Hill; Don and Perry’s, Alberta Elkins, Paulding; First Federal, Krystal Albright, Paulding; Paulding Maramart, Rick English, Paulding;

Dairy Queen, Mary Doctor, Antwerp; Paulding Ace, Amy Armstrong, Paulding; Stykemain, Kathy Risner, Grover Hill; Advance Auto Parts, Rosalio Martinez, Paulding; Hartzog Lumber, Angela Wiswell, Paulding;

Paulding County Progress, Jodi Carpenter, Paulding; Paulding County Hospital, Ruth Dotterer, Paulding; Payne Maramart, Sheryl Cox, Payne;

Antwerp Exchange Bank, Beth Scheiner, Payne; Antwerp Pit Stop, Dwight Doctor Jr., Antwerp; Pop N Brew, Clara Rohdy, Paulding; Riverside Hardware, Sherwin Pike, Hicksville; River Street Market, Melanie Oberlin, Antwerp; Antwerp Pharamacy, Kelly Jones, Antwerp;

Vagabond Village Restaurant, Lisa Beregsani, Antwerp; and 127 Maramart, Lawrence Yeich, Cecil.

Christmas For Kids to help 400+ in the county this season
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 5:05 PM

By DENISE GEBERS • Progress Staff Writer

PAULDING – Collections continue around the county for the Christmas For Kids program which will benefit over 400 children in Paulding County this year.

Christmas For Kids is a series of live broadcasts over WDFM Mix 98.1 radio station at which money and toy drives are held in northwest Ohio. Proceeds received in Paulding County remain in Paulding County for distribution.

Payne Village to purchase ambulance, EMS equipment
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 4:51 PM

By JOE SHOUSE • Progress Correspondent

PAYNE – Payne Village Council’s purchase of an ambulance, EMS equipment to be updated, and committee reports were heard at the regular monthly meeting held Monday, Nov. 25.

Antwerp Council passes two motions in emergency session
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 4:50 PM


By JOE SHOUSE • Progress Correspondent

ANTWERP – The Antwerp Village Council met in emergency session on Monday, Nov. 25 to acknowledge two matters of importance.

Antwerp superintendent, principal receive 5-year contracts
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 4:46 PM

By JOE SHOUSE • Correspondent

ANTWERP – The Antwerp Local School Board met in regular session last Thursday, Nov. 21.

AEP Ohio announces new way for customers to get outage information
Monday, November 25, 2013 8:38 PM

GAHANNA – Customers of AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power, have a new way to get information when their service is affected by power outages. With a new web tool, customers now can find out when their power will be restored by logging into their account on AEPOhio.com.

“We know outages are an inconvenience and our customers want to know when their power will be back on,” said Karen Sloneker, director of customer services and marketing of AEP Ohio. “While customers can call us to find out their estimated restoration time, they’ll now be able to find the same information through our website.”

The new tool was put to the test during the recent thunderstorm. Despite the fact that its availability was not yet widely promoted, more than 5,100 visits to the outage status page were noted.

“This is a confirmation that the tool is a success and will go a long way in improving customer experience and satisfaction,” Sloneker said.

To view outage information through the website, customers should:

Go to AEPOhio.com/MyOutage

Enter their user ID and password

The next screen will show the estimated restoration time and the cause of the outage when it is identified.

The initial estimated restoration time can change after crews arrive on-site and identify the outage cause after assessing the line, pole and equipment.

Customers are encouraged to check the website periodically for updates on their outage.

Customers also are reminded to report their outage if their outage is not reflected on their account.

AEP Ohio is continually working on ways to improve customer experience and satisfaction. Four new functions that are available now or will be available in the near future include mobile payments, paperless billing enrollment, mobile alerts and AEPOhio.com redesign. More information about tools still in development will be announced as they come online.