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Citizens’ group to hold meeting on factory farms PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 9:35 AM

Note: The following was submitted as a letter to the editor to the Progress:

Citizens’ group to hold meeting on factory farms

Dear Editor,

A new factory farm will soon break ground on Paulding County Road 95. The people of Paulding will be downwind and the farm will be 1.5 miles southwest of their reservoir. There are 17-20 more of this type of farm in the planning stages for Paulding County. We currently have at least 25.

Also, people in other counties are now building lagoons in our county and are trucking manure in from their county.

A concern for the health, air and water quality in Paulding County has risen to a new height in regards to this additional farm. Residents of Paulding County, including area villages, should be concerned with the lack of local control and state policy to limit the number of “factory” farms and disposal of manure in our county.

Ohio legislatures and Ohio Department of Agriculture have failed to address issues to protect our air, our water, our health and our property rights.

Our county is rural with a proud tradition of agriculture. Factory farms are not agriculture but industry and should be regulated as such. All towns and villages in addition to our rural areas in Paulding County are affected.

Since it is urgent that we act immediately, a meeting for all concerned citizens in Paulding County is planned at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 24 in the Paulding Eagles Hall.

Elected officials and candidates are especially urged to attend.

— Citizens Concerned for Quality Health, Water and Air in Paulding County

The following are the subscribers to the Letter To The Editor by Citizens Concerned for Quality Health, Water and Air in Paulding County: Barb Helle Morris, Linda Holt, Jody Hook, Steve Holt, Allan R. Helle, Cynthia Helle, Brad Davis, Michelle Davis, Debra Stout, Rex Feasby, Diane Gerber, Jim Leverton, Brad F. Kauser, Ronnie Mapes, Mary Mapes, Lonnie Schooley, Donna R. Schooley, Mary Lou Colley, Doug Morris, Christopher Allan Helle, Anthony E. Wannemacher, Maria R. Noddy, Shawn Collins, Lewis Wannemacher, Carol Wannemacher, Jonathon Carter, Mindy Carter, David Laukhuf, Nancy J. Laukhuf, Floyd W. Lee, Challis J. Lee, Jean Schooley, Sue Clark, Genny Martinez, Rosario Martinez, Liz Ankney, Mari A. Ivan, Carol Lamb, Simon Lamb, Viola Schlatter, Connie Gordon, Kelly Combs, Patricia A. Paulus, Dennis Price, Kathie Roth, Matt Strayer, Suzanne H. Strayer, Becky Fishbaugh, Ann Walker, Holly Rupp, Terry Buehler, Marlene Buehler

Paulding County Bookmobile announces summer schedule PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 7:51 AM

The Paulding County Carnegie Library Bookmobile has released the 2014 summer schedule for mobile library service:

• Monday: 1:30-2:30 – The Gardens of Paulding; 2:45-3:30 – Country Inn and Assisted Living

• Tuesday: 12:30-1:30 – Scott (Lions Club); 1:45-3:15 – Haviland (Community Park on 114); 3:30-4:15 – Latty (Township Hall); 4:30-5:30 – Briceton (Lutheran Church)

• Wednesday: 12:30-1:30 – Melrose (United Methodist Church); 1:45-3:15 – Grover Hill (Elementary School Parking Lot); 3:30-4:30 – Broughton (Across from the Town Hall)

• Thursday: 12:30-1:45 – Junction (Look for us at one of the churches!); 2:00-3:00 Brentwood Mobile Home Park (CR 424 West of Vagabond Restaurant); 3:45-4:30 – Cecil (In front of Harts)

• Friday: 11:30-12:30 – Visit to Branch Libraries; 2:00-2:30 – Mandale (Church on SR 66); 2:45-4:00 – Blue Water Camp Ground; 4:15-5:30 – Woodbridge Camp Ground.

The Bookmobile travels over 4,000 miles per year delivering library service to rural and isolated populations who do not have easy access to a branch library location. In 2013, almost 15,000 items were loaned from the Bookmobile and over 1,500 children and their parents attended programs sponsored by the Bookmobile. The same library card used for any branch or the main library in Paulding is also used on the Bookmobile.

For more information contact the library at 419-399-2032 or call the Bookmobile directly at 419-670-3761.

Fiber Arts Event at Sauder Village on June 28 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 7:37 AM

ARCHBOLD – Fiber artists from throughout the region will be gathering at Sauder Village on Saturday, June 28 to share with guests their love of turning fibers into finished products. Visitors can watch as craftsmen demonstrate spinning, weaving, knitting, basket making, rug hooking and even try some of these fiber art activities. Guests will also have an opportunity to purchase supplies or hand-made items during the “Focus on Fiber Arts” event and guest fiber artist Kate Larson will be teaching special workshops throughout the weekend.

“From shearing the sheep in the spring to spinning the wool and weaving it into cloth, years ago the process of making rugs, yarn and clothing involved a lot of work,” shared Kim Krieger, PR/media relations specialist. “We are thrilled to have so many talented fiber artists and vendors joining us again this year to share their talents with our guests at this special event.”

The Focus on Fiber Arts event takes an in-depth look at the world of fiber arts as craftsmen come together to share with guests their love of turning wool, cotton and flax into finished products. Guests will be able to watch spinning, weaving, knitting, crocheting and tatting demonstrations. There will be fiber exhibits, looms and spinning wheels on display, hands-on activities and dying demonstrations. Select vendors will also be selling handmade items and fiber art supplies.

Again this year, guests will have an opportunity to get involved with the fiber arts activities. Throughout the day guests can try weaving, spinning, potholder weaving and using weaving sticks. At Natives and Newcomers guests can also try basswood cordage making. A special Village Fiber Tour will be offered throughout the day. Guests will meet at the Grime Homestead and then go on a guided tour to see the flax patch, two breeds of sheep, the herb garden used for natural dyes and more.

New this year fiber artist Kate Larson from central Indiana will be teaching workshops at Sauder Village throughout the weekend. Kate loves using fiber arts as a bridge between her passions for art and agriculture. Her fiber journey has led her to a degree in Environmental Soil Chemistry, travels through northern Europe in search of textile traditions, and back to the farm where her family has lived for six generations. She keeps an ever-growing flock of Border Leicester sheep and teaches hand-spinning and knitting regularly in central Indiana and around the country. Kate has published articles and designs in Spin-Off Magazine, Jane Austen Knits, Knitting Sweaters from Around the World, and other publications. She manages the Spinner's Connection blog at SpinningDaily.com. You can find more information about Kate Larson online at www.katelarsontextiles.com

A limited number of spaces are still available for the “Sweet Feet: Spinning for Socks,” “Beginning Lace Knitting” and “Spinning Spectacular Knitting Yarns” workshops. Class details and registration information are available online at http://www.saudervillage.org/Creativity/Fiber_Arts_Workshops_June2014.asp

Fiber arts vendors will also have many unique items for sale. Vendors will be selling wooden textile tools, raw fleece, handspun art yarns, hand-dyed yarns, batts, millspun yarns, spinning wheels and spindles. There will also be hand-woven scarves, knitting and crocheting yarns and supplies, handmade pottery yarn bowls, dyes, tatted doilies and other hand-knitted items for sale.

Other upcoming Sauder Village events include the Old Fashioned 4th of July celebration on July 4-6, Fiddle Contest & Summer on the Farm on July 12, Explore the Crafts on July 19 and a Vintage Base Ball Tournament on July 26.

For more information phone 1-800-590-9755, visit www.saudervillage.org, like Sauder Village on Facebook or follow them on Twitter @SauderVillage

Will Paulding County see any more new wind farms?
Friday, June 20, 2014 4:25 PM

By JOE SHOUSE • Progress Staff Writer

PAULDING — Within the past few days, the future for wind energy in Paulding County and neighboring Van Wert County will most likely take on a new look. Two recent changes from Columbus may reverse the future countryside scenery for several proposed wind farms in Paulding County.

Orr Co. looks to expand this fall
Friday, June 20, 2014 10:26 AM


By JAROD ROSEBROCK • Progress Correspondent

PAULDING – Paulding auto parts manufacturer Herbert E. Orr Co. has recently began the process of expanding its manufacturing facility significantly. While the expansion is contingent on certain funding issues, if completed it will be a major addition to the factory.

'American Pickers' picks Van Wert
Thursday, June 19, 2014 4:01 PM

VAN WERT – “American Pickers” will make their way to western Ohio and Indiana and are looking to spend some time “picking” in Van Wert County. The History Channel’s hit television series “American Pickers” will be in the area July 14-27 and is now actively seeking locations to feature in Van Wert County.