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Panico's discover of cancer a real shocker
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:18 AM


Feature Writer

PAULDING – When Paulding’s Tasha Panico received news that she had breast cancer a couple of years ago, it was one of the real “shockers” of her life.

“I found out about the cancer about a month before my 36th birthday,” observed Panico. “I found out in March of last year.

Seven compete in State Science Day
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:17 AM

COLUMBUS – On May 10, over 1,200 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students in grades 5-12 exhibited their science research projects at the 66th annual State Science Day.

Held at Ohio State University, the event honored students with scholarships and awards valued at more than $4 million.

Summer meal program announced
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:17 AM

PAULDING - The Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission announced recently its sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for Children. Free meals will be made available to all children 18 years of age and under or persons over 18 who are determined by a state or local public educational agency to be mentally or physically disabled.

PEVS board hears from Kinkade, releases statement
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 8:43 AM

By JOE SHOUSE • Progress Staff Writer

PAULDING – Before a packed house on Tuesday night, the Paulding Exempted School Board heard from a second alleged victim of former teacher Don Schnepp. Defiance businessman, David Kinkade, a 1985 Paulding graduate, faced the board and in the two minutes allotted him, gave a somber statement concerning how he, too, was sexually molested by Schnepp, along with his disappointment in the actions of the school board.

Hospital in top 100 in U.S.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 5:43 PM
From left are Ryan Mack from Congressman Bob Latta’s office; hospital CEO Gary Adkins; Wes Fahrbach from Senator Rob Portman’s office; and county Commissioner Roy Klopfenstein. Staff Photo/Paulding County Progress


PAULDING – Recently, at the National Rural Health Association meeting held in Las Vegas, iVantage Health Analytics officially announced the top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States. Paulding County Hospital is one of three Ohio hospitals that received this distinction.

Last week, hospital officials held a press conference to share details. The data used to make the selections is compiled for CMS (the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare). The seven metrics of data include: competitiveness, cost, quality, customer satisfaction, county health ranking, financial stability and affordability. Paulding County Hospital was ranked No. 1 in affordability for Critical Access Hospitals in Ohio.



New business opens in Paulding
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 5:40 PM
Among those attending the event were, from left - Sonia Herber, Paulding Chamber of Commerce representative; Tom Diaz, owners Anthony and Katie Diaz, their son, Dakota, and Marsha Yeutter, chamber representative. Staff Photo/Paulding County Progress

PAULDING – A ribbon cutting and open house for Flat Rock Pottery and Ceramics was held Tuesday, May 13 at their location in the Paulding Place shopping plaza, between Chief Supermarket and China Wok.

They offer ceramics, clay building, pottery wheel, wine glass painting, canvas painting, parties, classes and more.

Shop hours are 2-9 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for adult painting. Tuesdays and Fridays have the same hours for open family painting plus 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays. Kids camp activities are scheduled for the summer months. Visit the shop to sign up.