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Jeffery interviewed on Underground Railroad
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 5:12 PM

By NANCY WHITAKER • Progress Staff Writer

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ANTWERP – In March 2014, the Ohio History Connection came to Paulding County and interviewed Ray Jeffery of Antwerp about his family’s history and their connection to Ohio’s Underground Railroad.

Also present for the interview were Jeffery’s daughters, Jill and Lura.

The DVD, when transcribed and processed, will become a part of the online oral history of the Ohio History Connection (formerly Ohio Historical Society). It also will be available for the public to read and view.

Bohn brings wealth of experience to EMA
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 5:11 PM

By JIM LANGHAM • Progress Feature Writer

After several weeks of deliberation, Paulding County commissioners have accepted the recommendation of a search committee to hire Edward Bohn as the new Paulding County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) director.

Due to commitments in the Defiance County area, Bohn will serve on a part-time basis this summer. He will take on a full-time status the first full week in October, beginning Oct. 6.

Ruge begins as hospital CEO
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 5:11 PM



PAULDING – The Paulding County Hospital (PCH) Board of Trustees met June 12 for their monthly meeting in the hospital conference room.

This is one week later than usual due to John Paulding Days last week.

Newly appointed Chief Executive Officer Randy Ruge announced that Dr. Gilreath, family practice physician, is back to work full-time.

Master Gardener volunteers landscape at park
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 5:06 PM

PAULDING – “‘Many hands make light work!’ This is a saying my mother taught us as a child and one I have heard many times throughout my life,” says Extension educator in Agriculture and Natural Resources, Sarah Noggle.

There was a special group of volunteers from Paulding County that gave graciously of their time and efforts. Over the weeks leading up to May 30, The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener volunteers worked diligently purchasing plants, preparing the site and re-installing the landscape around the Paulding Reservoir flag pole.

Adopt a Dog: Ben PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 4:08 PM
Adopt Ben today!

Hello, my name is Ben and I am a very handsome Mastiff mix. I am a pretty big boy and am about a year and a half old.

I am a good boy, very smart, I love to go for walks and car rides, I also love to run and play, I am looking for a new home where I will be spoiled and loved forever! Do you have a home for me, one with a big bed and lots of toys and treats? If so, then you are the family that I have been waiting for!

Please call or visit the Paulding County Dog Kennel at 419-399-3791 if you have any questions or would like to meet me. I sure hope to see you soon!

'Dive-in' movie night June 27 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 4:01 PM


PAULDING– The Paulding Pool will have its first movie night of the season on Friday, June 27, featuring Walt Disney Picture’s “Frozen.”


Doors will open at 8:30 p.m. with the movie starting at 9 p.m. Cost is $3 for everyone.

No food or drink will be allowed in the pool. Floats and noodle devices are allowed. Those under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult or parent. Concession and popcorn will be available. The movie will be canceled if it rains.