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Oakwood Council plans to get tough on junk
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 8:17 AM

By BILL SHERRY • Progress Correspondent

OAKWOOD – At its regular meeting Monday, April 14, Oakwood Village Council accepted the resignation of Council President Todd Dangler and also heard considerable concern over sites with junk.

Commissioners, sheriff looking for more effective countywide radio system
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 8:04 AM

By JIM LANGHAM • Progress Feature Writer

PAULDING – Paulding County commissioners and Sheriff Jason Landers are currently working aggressively to secure a more effective radio communication system for law enforcement officials in the county.

Commissioners fire EMA director
Monday, April 14, 2014 2:29 PM

By JIM LANGHAM • Progress Feature Writer

PAULDING – At a special meeting with EMA director Randy Shaffer at the commissioners' office on Monday morning, April 14, the Paulding County commissioners voted unanimously to dismiss Shaffer from his office immediately. (Public article - click to read more)

Letters about primary election due by April 24
Monday, April 14, 2014 10:02 AM

Any letters to the editor about issues and candidates on the May 6 Primary Election ballot must arrive at the Paulding County Progress by Thursday, April 24, to be considered for publication.

Letters and other news items about ballot issues will follow the same guidelines that are applied to other letters:

Be brief as possible; please limit to no more than 500 words.

Include your name, address and a daytime phone number.

Original signatures are required; anonymous letters won’t be published.

We reserve the right to edit and to correct grammatical errors. We also reserve the right to verify statements or facts presented in the letters.

Items will be published until our April 30 edition.

For more information, contact the Progress news department at 419-399-4015.

Grand jury indicts 9 in April
Monday, April 14, 2014 9:08 AM

PAULDING – A Paulding County grand jury returned indictments against nine persons on Thursday, April 10.

Unclaimed Funds list to appear in April 16 Progress
Friday, April 11, 2014 1:26 PM

Division wants to reunite you with your forgotten money

Ohio Department of Commerce Director Andre T. Porter urges Paulding County residents to join in the 2014 Unclaimed Funds Treasure Hunt by checking the Paulding County Progress on Wednesday, April 16. By checking the newspaper advertisement, readers can find out if they are entitled to unclaimed funds turned over to the Ohio Division of Unclaimed Funds in the past year.

Unclaimed funds are money or the rights to money that have been dormant or forgotten. Some common examples include: dormant checking and savings accounts, forgotten rent and utility deposits, uncashed checks, undelivered stock certificates, and uncashed insurance policies.

“The Department of Commerce Division of Unclaimed Funds is committed to reuniting Ohioans with their hard-earned money. Check the Paulding County list to see if you, your family or your friends have unclaimed funds,” said Director Porter. “This money can help Ohioans buy a tank of gas, pay off some bills, make a needed home repair or even expand a business which means jobs for Ohioans.”

In Fiscal Year 2013, the Division paid 53,580 claims worth approximately $69.2 million. The average claim was for $1,292.

The Progress advertisement will include 153 unclaimed funds accounts worth $75,067.30. The advertised accounts, each valued at $50 or more, were turned over to the Division within the past year for individuals whose last known address was in Paulding County. The advertised names will appear in alphabetical order by the owner’s last known city and then in alphabetical order by the owner’s last name. A list of unclaimed funds accounts is available on the Department of Commerce’s Online Treasure Hunt website at along with forms for individuals and organizations to use in claiming their money.

Paulding County Information For All Accounts (Includes Those Being Advertised and Other Accounts):

Total number of Paulding County accounts: 4,314

Value of Paulding County accounts: $394,247.50

Division superintendent Yaw Obeng encourages Ohioans to visit to see if they have funds waiting to be claimed. Individuals without Internet access can write to the Division of Unclaimed Funds and provide the full name(s) to be researched, along with the counties in which the person(s) might have resided. The Division’s address is 77 South High Street, 20th Floor, Columbus, OH, 43215. Anyone with questions about unclaimed funds can call the Division toll free at 1-877-644-6823 (OHIO UCF).