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Oakwood Development director to speak at historical society annual meeting
Monday, January 13, 2014 5:23 PM

By NANCY WHITAKER • Progress Staff Writer


PAULDING – The John Paulding Historical Society will hold its annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at the museum, located across from the Paulding County Fairgrounds.

The keynote speaker will be Damien A. Morales, executive director of the Oakwood Development Company. Morales will share what the upcoming year will bring and what direction the Oakwood Development plans on taking to highlight the strengths of Paulding County.

He is a degreed sociologist from the University of Texas and has spent the past eight years assisting franchisors in replicating their business models across the country.

“I’m humbled to share our development plan with the leaders of the Paulding community,” Morales said. “The future brings us challenges that we all need to face together and head on with a positive attitude and energetic spirit.

“The ODC’s main objective is to immortalize Paulding County’s rich tradition and merge it with our fast moving world, avoiding at all costs, sacrificing the county’s unique personna.”

JPHS president Kim Sutton said, “I hope everyone will come out and listen to what Damien has to say about his vision for the county.

“He is like a breath of fresh air with his enthusiasm and his positive attitude on what Paulding County has to offer.”

Everyone is welcome to attend the annual membership meeting as it is an event which brings together members, friends and family to share in the excitement of a brand new year.

For more information on the meeting or speaker, call Kim Sutton at 419-399-2388.

For more information about the historical society, visit its website at www.johnpauldinghistoricalsociety.org or visit their Facebook page.


Parkview Health adds PCH to electronic health record system
Thursday, January 09, 2014 2:41 PM

FORT WAYNE – Parkview Health and Paulding County Hospital announced Jan. 9 that the two will collaborate in an effort to better patient care and access to medical information through Parkview Community Connect. Parkview’s Community Connect program works to extend electronic health records to independent physicians and hospitals throughout the region. As part of this alignment, Paulding County Hospital remains independent but can tap into the same electronic health record system that Parkview facilities use.

“Availability of an electronic health record system is essential in today’s fast paced, digital world and will help us further provide excellent care to our patients and improve healthcare access for the entire community,” said Gary Adkins, CEO, Paulding County Hospital. “We are very pleased to collaborate with Parkview on this project. Access to such a robust system of records that patients and physicians can view anywhere with a secure internet connection is a great tool to have available.”

Parkview Community Connect securely connects patients and doctors into their personal electronic health record used in all Parkview hospitals, physicians’ offices and all participating independent hospitals and physician’s offices. This integrated approach was designed to help eliminate paperwork, decrease cost by eliminating duplicate tests, increase efficiency, improve patients’ quality of care and much more.

Paulding County Hospital was the first hospital to participate in Parkview Community Connect. Since May, when Parkview began communicating the availability of Community Connect, multiple northeast Indiana physician practices have signed on. Implementation of the program in Paulding County Hospital is under way in anticipation of a May 30, 2014 activation date.

Snow from private drives should not be left on state highways
Thursday, January 09, 2014 9:41 AM


Practice is illegal, hazardous

LIMA – ODOT is advising residents living on state highways to not leave snow plowed from private driveways on the highways.

Our top 10 online stories of 2013
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 3:50 PM


By MELINDA KRICK • Progress Editor

Listed below are the top 10 viewed stories read on the Progress website, www.progressnewspaper.org, during the past year. The number of pageviews was calculated by Google Analytics. Click on the headlines to view stories in their entirety.


Slideshow: Snowstorm Jan. 5-7, 2014
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 3:38 PM

A slideshow of photos submitted by readers of the Paulding County Progress during and after a winter storm that impacted the area on Sunday through Tuesday, Jan. 5-7, 2014.

For nearly 48 hours, almost everything was shut down during a Level 3 snow emergency that closed roads due to blowing & drifting snow and wind chills that approached -35°.

Our thanks to all the readers and Facebook fans who shared their photos.

Level 2 snow emergency canceled
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 3:56 PM

As of 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 9, Paulding County has canceled its Level 2 snow emergency.

Sheriff Jason Landers said this doesn't mean that all of the roads are in the best condition at this time. There are a significant number of roads that are still snow-covered and icy. Please allow sufficient time in planning any travel. Reduce your speed while driving and give yourself plenty of stopping distance.