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Antwerp to place levy for new fire truck on fall ballot
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 8:05 AM

By JOE SHOUSE • Progress Correspondent

ANTWERP – A new proposed tax levy to purchase a pumper truck for the fire department, clean-up day, and the completion of the comprehensive plan for the village were all part of the regular scheduled meeting of the Antwerp Village Council meeting Monday night, April 21.

Paulding water treatment plant hosts water association meeting
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 8:04 AM

By BILL SHERRY • Progress Correspondent

PAULDING – Paulding Village Council met in regular session on April 21 for a very short council meeting.

Mayor Greg White extended thanks to water treatment superintendent Mike Winners for an extraordinary presentation of the new water treatment plant to the American Water Works Association (AWWA). Winners and the treatment plant crew hosted about 120 people at the AWWA meeting last week.

Museum to celebrate the arts, artists of Paulding County
Monday, April 21, 2014 2:43 PM

PAULDING – The John Paulding Historical Society has many works of art created by past and present artists from Paulding County.

An exhibit, “Celebrating the Arts and Artists of Paulding County,” featuring oil, acrylic and watercolor paintings, will be held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 17.

The show is open to all Paulding County artists. Artists are invited to enter one of their paintings by May 6 to the John Paulding Historical Society museum located at 600 Fairground Drive.

A relative or friend of a deceased Paulding County artist may also enter a painting.

Paintings may be brought to the museum on Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with a brief biography of the artist. Tuesday, May 6, is the deadline to submit paintings.

For more information call 4199-399-8218, 419-594-3659 or e-mail


UWPC Community Impact Grant applications available
Monday, April 21, 2014 8:03 AM


PAULDING – The United Way of Paulding County (UWPC) invites non-profit agencies serving residents in Paulding County to apply for funding.

Funding guidelines:

Must be 501c3 agencies serving residents in Paulding County

Programs must meet an identified need in the areas of Education, Income, Health, or Essential Services

Agencies are encouraged to develop partnerships

Programs must have measurable outcomes

Agencies may submit more than one application.

Application materials are available at the UWPC office located at 101 E. Perry St. in Paulding (use the South Williams entrance) or they may be sent electronically. Application requests should be sent to:

Completed applications must be received in the office by noon Friday, May 23, 2014 and may be submitted electronically. Organizations are required to present their program(s) to the Citizen’s Review Panel in June (TBA).

Please contact executive director Sonya Herber at or 419-399-8240 with any questions you have about the application, the funding process, or questions about potential programs.


Election board announces May 6 primary information
Friday, April 18, 2014 3:36 PM



PAULDING – The Board of Elections of Paulding County, Ohio, wishes to inform voters that the PRIMARY ELECTION will be held on Tuesday, May 6 to nominate and vote on the following Democratic, Republican, Green or Libertarian candidates at the following locations:


AUGLAIZE TWP - Fire House at Ohio 637 & RD 169

BLUE CREEK TWP – Haviland Community Center, 201 Vine St.

BROWN EAST & OAKWOOD and BROWN WEST & MELROSE – Oakwood Fire & EMS Station, 201 N. Sixth St.

ANTWERP VILLAGE and CARRYALL TWP – Antwerp Catholic Church Hall, 303 W. Daggett St.

CRANE TWP & CECIL - Cecil Fire House, 301 Third St.

EMERALD TWP - Township House at RD 133 & RD 218

BENTON TWP and PAYNE VILLAGE and HARRISON TWP and PAYNE VILLAGE – Payne Legion Hall, 229 N. Main St.

JACKSON TWP & BROUGHTON – Township House at RD 126 & RD 131

PAULDING VILLAGE 1, 2 and 3 – County Extension Bldg. at Fairgrounds

LATTY TWP & GROVER HILL – Township House, 204 E. Jackson St.

PAULDING TWP & LATTY VILLAGE - Township House at Ohio 500 & RD 87

WASHINGTON TWP – Township House, SR 114 & RD 177

for the purpose of choosing the following offices:

Governor and Lieutenant Governor

Attorney General

Auditor of State

Secretary of State

Treasurer of State

Representative to Congress (5th District)

State Representative (82nd District)

State Senator (1st District)

Justice of the Supreme Court and Justice of the Supreme Court (one commencing 1/1/15 and one commencing 1/2/15)

Judge of the Court of Appeals 3rd District (commencing 2/9/15)

Member of State Central Committee Man & Woman (1st Senate District ~ Democratic & Republican)

2 Members of State Central Committee (5th Congressional District ~ Libertarian Party)

County Commissioner

County Auditor

and determining the following questions or issues:

State Issue 1

Paulding County Library - renewal.

The polls for the election will open at 6:30 a.m. and remain open until 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6.

Please VOTE and help make Paulding the county with the best voter turnout in Ohio.

Contact the Paulding County Board of Elections with any questions at 105 E. Perry St., Paulding, 419-399-8230.

The office email address is The office website may be located at

Current office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through Friday, May 2; Saturday; May 3 from 8 a.m.-noon.

Regular office hours begin on Monday, May 5, 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.


Antwerp Schools looking to upgrade transportation fleet
Friday, April 18, 2014 10:49 AM

BY JOE SHOUSE • Progress Correspondent

ANTWERP – The Antwerp Local School Board met in regular session on Thursday, April 17 with all members present. The passing of a resolution allowing bids for a new bus and Micro Bird van, principal reports, and year-end activities and dates were presented.

The board passed a resolution for the treasurer, Kristine Stuart, to accept bids for a Micro Bird van and a 72-passenger bus.