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Former Resident
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PAULDING Members of the
Paulding County Park Districts board
of commissioners have at least 10
months to re-energize the district.
This ruling was handed down last
week by Judge John A. DeMuth of
Paulding County Probate Court.
The Court finds that even though
the statutory prerequisites are met
(regarding the dissolution of the Park
District), that action on the dissolution
should be stayed for a period of at least
ten months so that the Park District
Board of Commissioners, as well as
interested members of the public, be
PAULDING The Paulding given an opportunity to re-energize
County Election Board office
the District, said Judge DeMuth in his
will be closed from noon toruling on Dec. 23.
day, Dec. 31, through Jan. 2 for County commissioners and prosecuthe New Years holiday.
tor had asked him to dissolve the board
Office also will be closed
due to several years of inactivity. A noJan. 14-16 for the OAEO con- tice from the county auditor stated no
financial activity had taken place in the
account for more than five years.
A Dec. 15 hearing of the matter was
Wed like to thank Mike & well-attended by elected and appointed officials as well as members of
Mary McDoy of Cloverdale
the community. All provided input.
for subscribing to the Prog At that time, Judge DeMuth took the
matter under advisement and set a Dec.
22 deadline for further, written input
from the community before handing
down his decision.
One subject, Kevin Haver, director
facebook.com/pauldingpaper of the Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan
Park District, Lima, who attended the
hearing also followed up his visit with
a letter to the Court dated Dec. 17.
His correspondence thanked the

Election board
office to close

Thanks to you ...

See PARK BOARD, page 15A

Jim Langham/Paulding County Progress

Four fire departments battled a blaze that destroyed a home Sunday evening west of Scott. Eight residents, including
six children, were unharmed.

Fire destroys home near Scott

Feature Writer
SCOTT A major fire completely destroyed the residence of the Rich Strunkenberg family late Sunday afternoon.
Scott firefighters received a phone
call at approximately 5:10 p.m. Dec. 28
reporting the blaze. Scott Fire Chief Jay
Klopfenstein said that when his department arrived on the scene, they found
the house fully engulfed in flames. He
noted that eight residents, including six
children, lived in the home.
Klopfenstein said that part of the family was gone and part were home at the

time the blaze erupted but nobody was

Describing the fire as a total loss,
Klopfenstein noted that the Scott Volunteer Fire Department received mutual
aid from Payne, Paulding and Grover
Hill. In addition, the American Red
Cross immediately began caring for the
family and delivering food and water to
the site.
Approximately 25 firemen were on
the scene at the peak of activity, noted
We were on the scene for approximately seven hours, said Klopfenstein

of the presiding Scott Department. We

arrived shortly after 5 p.m. and left close
to 12:30 a.m.
Klopfenstein noted that the state fire
marshal examined the scene on Monday
and listed the cause, currently, as undetermined origin.
We want to thank everyone that provided assistance, said Klopfenstein.
Everyone was a great help. We had lots
of volunteers from the community that
came to help, and we really appreciate
the assistance from the Red Cross.

See FIRE, page 2A

Sheriffs department plans

second K9 unit in 2015
Progress Staff Writer
PAULDING A second canine unit
will be added to the staff of the Paulding County Sheriffs Office this coming
spring, according to Sheriff Jason Landers.
The need is there, he said. Its
warranted to add a second canine due
to what I believe to be the benefit of
having one. And having one has been
a blessing, especially in the area of narcotics.
He went on to say Jano, the current
K9 unit and his handler, Deputy Gary
Deitrick, get called in to work frequently.
Some weeks Gary gets no days off,
said the Sheriff.
Landers said having a second K9
unit will allow the department to have
one K9 unit scheduled at least eight
hours every day. He added that most
days would even allow 16 hours with a
canine on duty.
It is in the plan to purchase the new
dog in March so a second handler-dog
team can train beginning in April with
the Allen County, Ind. class.
Selection process for a second handler
is currently underway. Sheriff Landers
expects to make a decision about the
position in January or February.

Fundraising for this second unit is

already under way. Landers estimated startup expenses are $13,700. This
includes the $7,000 cost of the dog,
$5,200 to convert a current vehicle into
a K9 friendly vehicle, $550 training and
$1,000 for miscellaneous expenses like
uniforms, lead lines, leashes, kennel,
cooling vest and the like.
Unfortunately, no grants are currently
available for this project.
A fund has been established with
the Paulding County Area Foundation
where director Lisa McClure has agreed
to funnel donations through their 501C3
accounts. Checks may be made payable
to the foundation with a notation that
the donation is for the Paulding County
Sheriff K9 Unit Fund. These may be
sent to the office at 101 E. Perry St.,
Paulding, OH 45879.
Folks can still send or bring their
donations to my office, said Landers.
However, if they want to or need to use
a resource for a taxable donation, they
would need to utilize the Foundation.
We will seek requests from them for
expenses and maintenance of the K9
program, Landers explained.
He has been pleased with the work
Deitrick and Jano have been doing,
Jano is well worth the investment due
to his training and abilities, adding that

his office will work with the same agency to secure their second dog because of
Janos quality.
Janos success rate when he alerts to
a vehicle has been 94% that his alert is
substantiated. Thats a lot of illegal narcotics or paraphernalia deputies were
able to remove from the streets! I can
only speculate that adding another K9
team will double those numbers due
to the accessibility of both K9 units,
Landers noted.
In a rundown of the K9 unit activities
for 2014, Landers gave the following
57 vehicle narcotic sniffs
7 building searches (narcotic or
19 public demonstrations
2 warrant checks during search
5 tracking of fleeing suspects
10 school searches
3 building checks due to alarms.
The benefits Ive seen in our continuous battle with narcotics tell of
the positive advancement for Paulding
County, said Sheriff Landers. We
were blessed with such swift financial
support on our first K9 unit that I truly
hope the county sees the benefit in this Jano will be getting some backup this coming spring as Pauldand chooses to support us as we contin- ing County Sheriff Jason Landers prepares to purchase a second
K9 unit for his office.
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2A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Woman of the Year passionate about serving her community

Central Illinois Business

magazine published an article
in its October/November 2014
edition spotlighting Becca
Guyette as its Forty Under
40 Woman of the Year. The
daughter of Mike and Mary Nieto of Paulding, she is a 1997
graduate of Paulding High
Article and photo reprinted courtesy of Central Illinois
Business www.centralillinoisbusiness.com
Story: Jodi Heckel
Photo: John Dixon
Becca Guyettes mission, as
the director of leadership giving
at the United Way of Champaign County, is spreading the
word about the good works of
an organization she believes in
and helping others find a way to
support it.
My joy is matching passion
with resources when people
have resources to give and a
passion, and finding a mission
for them to support, she said.
I feel what we are doing in
the community is life-changing stuff, Guyette continued.
The United Way is not about
charity, its about change. The
change is what excites me.
She is comfortable asking
people for money to support the
organization because I know
were good stewards and were
having great impact in the community.
Guyette grew up in Paulding,
Ohio, a small farm community
in the northwestern part of that
state. Her parents instilled in
her and her five older siblings
the importance of community
service. Guyettes mother has
organized her churchs funeral
dinners and church bazaars for
more than 40 years.
But it was in college at
Bowling Green State University that Guyette really learned
that fundraising was her calling. She was involved in student government and leadership activities, and one of her
roles was accompanying the
colleges development director
on donor visits.
She explained why what
we were doing was important,
Guyette said of the development director, who became her
mentor. She taught me everything, (including) how to listen
thats the biggest part of fund-

raising. She really helped me

understand donors. She had a
very keen understanding of donors, why they give, how they
come to those decisions.
It isnt about the gift. Its
about the donor, Guyette added. Its about your supporters
and what drives them.
Guyette came to Champaign-Urbana in 2001 to earn
her masters degree in organizational communications at the
University of Illinois, while her
future husband Joe went to law
school here.
After finishing graduate
school, she took a job as the
program director at the University YMCA. The development position at the YMCA
opened up a few years later.
She was hired, although the Y
was in the planning stages of a
capital fund drive and Guyette
didnt have experience running
a major fundraising campaign.
A consultant helped guide her
through it, and what started as
a $1 million campaign raised
twice that amount.
I will be eternally grateful
for them giving me that opportunity, Guyette said. I learned
a lot about the field of fundraising. But mostly what I learned
is this is my passion.
She particularly loves the Rebecca Nieto Guyette was named 2014 Woman of the Year by the Central Illinois Business
hands-on aspect of working Magazine. The awards recognize young professionals for their achievements, experience, innowith smaller organizations. She vation, leadership and community involvement.
never thought she would leave
the Y. In fact, Guyette identi- spective to us, on analysis of they are in some other areas knowledges she rarely spends
fied the only other organization our donors and where we need- with large corporate donors.
just 30 hours working each
she thought she might consider ed to go.
Becca brings us the right week. But she wanted the flexworking for the United Way Grey said she was able to sort of personality and skill set ibility to pick up her children
of Champaign County.
reconfigure her staffing when to take care of those donors, in the late afternoon and spend
She had volunteered for the she hired Guyette and put an Grey said. Its important we time with them. She said that
United Way as a program fundlet them know how critically time recharges her, and then she
ing reviewer and on a commitimportant they are to us and to is able to attend meetings later
tee, and she
the county. and work in the evening after
was familiar
really her children have gone to bed,
ecca really embodies the difference between dewith the orgabelieves in to meet all her professional obvelopment and fundraising. She doesnt just raise that, and that ligations.
nization and
money (though she does it extremely effectively), shows in her She and her husband have
about its miskindness to already begun talking with their
sion. When she works to help develop and empower organizations and donors and older child about the imporpeople. She truly makes it her personal mission to help generosity to tance of community service.
opened up every donor find the best way to connect with an organiza- donors, and I think its so important for
there, Unither willing- people to have a sense of civic
tion and make a difference, financially or otherwise.
ed Way of
ness to lis- responsibility, Guyette said.
Kasey Umland, program director, University YMCA ten to their And, she continued, I just
(one of two nominators) concerns and enjoy it. I get so much out of
County president
what matters being part of serving the comCEO
munity. I love the idea of going
to them.
Grey contacted Guyette.
emphasis on leadership giving. At both the YMCA and to the grocery store and seeing
Becca is someone I had my Grey said individual leadership the United Way, Guyette has people I know. I love the idea of
eye on for a while, Grey said. donors are far more important worked a 30-hours-per-week being out in the community and
She brought some fresh per- to the local United Way than schedule, although she ac- making connections.

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Community involvement:
Advisory board, Girls on
the Run of Champaign
County; Association of
Fundraising Professionals board; chair of fund
development committee,
Junior League of Champaign-Urbana;
Way volunteer for many
years before joining the
Proudest professional
accomplishment: Leading my former organization through a capital
funds project, which led
to a major building renovation.
I attribute my success
to: Working very hard,
staying positive and respecting others.
the musts over the
shoulds with regard to
personal and professional goals. There are only so
many hours in a day and
my family is a high priority, so determining how
to best spend my time is
Important professional
lesson: The power of being kind and genuine.
Pivotal career decision:
Moving from an organization I loved and was
with for 10 years to one
that I had always wanted
to work for. It was a leap
for someone like me, who
doesnt prefer change,
but one I have never regretted and that has given me tremendous opportunity.

Continued from Page 1A

Other than the loss to the family, everyone worked together.

Thank goodness there were no
injuries. This shows how much
community care and concern
we have around here.
County Commissioner Roy
Klopfenstein, who was present
at the scene, said that he never ceases to marvel at the hard
work and professionalism of the
countys volunteer fire departments and other organizations
that assist in such situations.
I keep hearing the good
things that our volunteer firemen, EMTs, Red Cross and
other volunteers do in situations

such as this, said Klopfenstein.

I heard of one firefighter
who left a family gathering to
help fight the fire, continued
Klopfenstein. We see that
when our firemen are fighting
a fire, they make huge sacrifices
to make sure things get done.
This demonstrates the tremendous professionalism on
the part of all of our county
volunteers, added Commissioner Fred Pieper. This shows
all of the hard work they put in
to training sessions and other
efforts to make sure that they
are the best trained firemen

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Paulding County Progress - 3A


D. Tony Treat, 65, of New
Haven, died on Monday, Dec.
22 at his home.
He was
born on
Nov. 12,
1949 in
to Robert
and Helen
(Schaefer) Treat.
He retired
from Preston Trucking in
2000 after 23 years. He enjoyed golf, riding Harleys,
Ohio State, IU, the Colts and
Cubs, and loved hanging out
with his grandkids. He made
friends everywhere.
He is survived by his mother, Helen Treat; wife, Patricia
Treat; sons, Robert (Lisa)
Treat and Jeremy (Lisa) Geier; daughters, Amanda Dager
and Lindsay (Cliffton) Harris; siblings Dee (Rita) Treat,
Peggy (Brad) Brown and Bill
(Jill) Treat; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death
by his father, Robert Treat.
A celebration of life will be
held at 11 a.m. Wednesday,
Jan. 7 at the Grace Gathering
Church, 3157 Minnich Road,
New Haven. Choice Funeral Care, Fort Wayne, is in
charge of arrangements.
Memorials to Visiting
Nurse and Hospice Home.
To leave online condolence, visit www.choicefuneralcare.com.

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WBESC moves on Fond memories, peanut

personnel items
butter cups grace years end
VAN WERT The Western Buckeye ESC governing board
held its regular monthly meeting Dec. 17 at the Van Wert ESC
office. Board president Ron Treece welcomed board members
and school personnel to the meeting.
Treasurer Kim Jones and assistant treasurer Linda Clark
reviewed the current financial reports, investments and the
monthly expenditures with the board.
Superintendent Brian Gerber presented an update on legislative issues, personnel items, and ESC activities. He discussed
the concern or lack of highly qualified substitute teachers. He
said the Western Buckeye ESC is willing to work with substitute teacher candidates on a 1-to-1 basis in order to submit all
required paperwork to the Ohio Department of Education.
We have wonderful administrative assistants in our office
who are willing to go above and beyond the call of duty when
it comes to assisting substitute teacher candidates in obtaining
a substitute teacher license. We will walk candidates through
the process until all required paperwork is appropriately submitted. Ive been blessed with terrific administrative assistants
throughout my tenure as an administrator and these people are
willing to assist in way possible, he said.
We also created a substitute teacher/aide handbook that
will assist our partner schools and substitutes in Van Wert and
Paulding counties.
Gerber also informed the board that the Governors proposed FY16 and FY17 biennial state budget should be out by
the end of January or the first part of February.
Consent items considered by the board included motions to:
Accept the resignation of Amy Klinker from her special
needs aide position at Thomas Edison effective Dec. 11 and
that of Pamela Williamson from her intervention specialist position at Antwerp, effective Nov. 25.
Employ Kathy Habern as a special needs aide at Thomas
Edison, effective Dec. 15, on a part-time basis.
Renew membership with OSBA Legal Assistance Fund
for 2015 at a cost of $250 and to approve OSBA annual membership for 2015 at a cost of $2,290.
Approve the physical therapist job description as presented.
Acknowledge Kimberly Jones as acting treasurer, effective Nov. 25, and adjust salary as per contract.
Rescind NEOLA policies, not applicable to the Educational Service Center - Policy #2430, Policy #2430.02, Policy
#2510, Policy #3220, Policy #5330.02, and Policy #5830.
Approve the newly developed substitute teacher/aide
Setting the organizational meeting for 6 p.m. Jan. 21, at
the Paulding office with the regular January meeting to follow,
which is the next board meeting.

School Menus
Menus are subject to change
Week of Jan. 5
Grab & Go Breakfast available daily
MONDAY Lunch: Pizzaburger on bun, green
beans, pineapple, milk. No salad bar.
TUESDAY Lunch: Chicken strips, baked fries,
mixed fruit, milk. Plus: Salad bar.
WEDNESDAY Lunch: Fish on bun, cooked carrots,
orange smiles, milk. Plus: Salad bar.
THURSDAY Meatball sub, broccoli and cauliflower,
pears, milk. Plus: Salad bar.
FRIDAY Pepperoni pizza, cole slaw,applesauce,
milk. Plus: Salad bar.

Week of Jan. 5
MONDAY Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, sausage,
bacon and egg, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Country-fried
steak, whipped potatoes, gravy, biscuit, vegetable blend
or beef stew, biscuit, celery w/ peanut butter, fruit, milk.
TUESDAY Breakfast: Tator tots w/ cheese, sausage links, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken chunk
salad, grape tomatoes, cheese breadstick, Ranch or
French dressing or assorted entree items, bun, pickle
slices, oven fried potatoes, fruit, milk.
WEDNESDAY Breakfast: Ham, egg and cheese
croissant, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Cheeseburger or
breaded chicken on bun w/ toppings of tomato slices,
onions, banana peppers, pickles and lettuce, oven potatoes, fruit, milk.
THURSDAY Breakfast: Cinnamon rolls, sausage
links, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Chili dog on bun, baked
beans, chips, juice box or personal pizza, lettuce salad
w/ Ranch or French dressing, fruit, milk.
FRIDAY Breakfast: Sausage gravy and biscuit,
fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Italian dunkers, green beans,
marinara sauce or salad bar and breadstick, fruit, milk.
Week of Jan. 5
Packed lunch: Peanut butter and jelly, Gogurt,
crackers, milk.
MONDAY Breakfast: Powdered sugar doughnuts,
fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Hot dog on whole grain bun,
corn, celery sticks, fruit, milk.
TUESDAY Breakfast: Biscuit, sausage patty, fruit,
milk. Lunch: Breaded chicken on bun, peas, carrot
sticks, fruit, milk.
WEDNESDAY Breakfast: Pancake on a stick, fruit,
juice, milk. Lunch: Salisbury steak, bread, whipped potatoes, gravy, Romaine mix salad, fruit, milk.
THURSDAY Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, fruit, juice,
milk. Lunch: Cheese cup, tortilla chips, green beans,


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We are almost to the end

of 2014. A brand new year
lies ahead. What will it have
in store for us? If we would
know, would we be able to go
on? Anything is possible if we
let God lead the way and keep
our full trust in him.
As I sit here thinking of how
my family always spent New
Years Day, a lot of memories
come to my mind. When my
maternal grandparents were
still living they would have
their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren
home for the Christmas gathering. The day would start out
early. We would get up early
to get the cows milked and
have breakfast. We lived very
close to my grandparents, so
some of the uncles, aunts and
cousins would start gathering
at our house as soon as breakfast was done.
It would still be very dark
outside, and all of us children would be so excited. We
would all walk over to my
grandparents house in the
dark, and sometimes we had a
lot of snow to trudge through.
We lived on a road that wasnt
traveled much back then, so it
was an enjoyable walk. My
grandparents had eight children and more than 80 grandchildren. Uncle Henry and
Aunt Barbara lived in the big
house attached to Grandpa
and Grandmas little house.
They would set up tables in
their dining room and living
room to seat all the adults
and the older children. The
younger ones were fed before
everyone else ate.
When we arrived at Grandpa and Grandmas, all of us
would stand outside their
door singing the traditional
New Years Song in Gercarrot sticks, fruit, milk.
FRIDAY Breakfast: Assorted cereal packs, fruit, man. The New Years Song
juice, milk. Lunch: Cheese pizza, Romaine salad mix, is a song wishing everyone a
salsa bean salad, fruit, milk.
good year. The English transPAULDING ELEMENTARY
lation is as follows:
Week of Jan. 5
Tis time now to welcome the
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich available daily
happy new year,
instead of main dish
God grant you to live and en MONDAY Breakfast: Yogurt, Goldfish grahams,
fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Grilled chicken on bun, carrots,
celery, fruit, milk.
TUESDAY Breakfast: Pancakes, fruit, juice, milk.
Lunch: Hot dog on bun, baked beans, celery and carrots, fruit snack, fruit, milk.
WEDNESDAY Breakfast: Burrito, fruit, juice, milk.
Lunch: Egg omelet, tater tots, tomato juice, muffin and
Goldfish grahams, fruit, milk.
THURSDAY Breakfast: Muffin, string cheese, fruit,
juice, milk. Lunch: Sloppy Joe on bun, tater tots, green
beans, fruit, milk.
FRIDAY Breakfast: Cereal or cereal bar, Goldfish
graham, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Pizza, Romaine blend,
celery, carrots and broccoli, sherbet or Goldfish, fruit,
Week of Jan. 5
MONDAY Breakfast: Sausage pizza, fruit, juice,
milk. Lunch: Breaded chicken sandwich, French fries,
green beans, fruit, milk. Also offered to HS: Chef salad,
pizza sub or grilled chicken on bun with salad bar.
TUESDAY Breakfast: Egg, cheese muffin, fruit,
juice, milk. Lunch: HS: Barbeque pork sandwich, ES:
Pizza burgers, sweet potato fries, fruit, milk. Also offered to HS: Chef salad, pizza sub or grilled chicken
sandwich with salad bar.
WEDNESDAY Breakfast: Mini pancakes, sausage,
fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: HS: Chicken fajita w/ iceburg
lettuce, cheese and corn; ES: Creamed chicken sandwich, black bean salsa, fruit, milk. Also offered to HS:
Chef salad, pizza sub or pretzel with cheese, salad bar.
THURSDAY Breakfast: Cheese omelet, toast,
fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Macaroni and cheese, broccoli,
breadstick, fruit, milk. Also at Jr./Sr. High School Chef
salad, pizza sub or grilled chicken sandwich on bun with
salad bar.
FRIDAY Breakfast: Fruit stick, fruit, juice, milk.
Lunch: Fiestada, Romaine lettuce salad, carrot sticks,
fruit, milk. Also at Jr/Sr. High School Chef salad, pizza
sub or pretzel with cheese with salad bar.
Week of Jan. 5
Same menu as Wayne Trace; no breakfast served.

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The new year is about to

make its grand entrance. As
we say goodbye to the old
year, we want to thank you
for your kind support. We
hope your holiday festivities
are filled with good times
and friends new and old.

The Eicher children built this snow fort one year on Christmas, but so far this year they havent had enough snow to recreate the fort.
After the noon meal was over
and the dishes were all washed,
Grandpa and Grandma would
pass out gifts to all of us. For
the grandchildren it was usually a dish of some kind, or a
mug. And we would all get a
lunch-sized bag with candy
and an orange in it. I remember
how my cousins and I would
dump all our candy out of our
bags and look at it before putting it back in our bags to take
joy the new year.
home. My mother would mark
Good fortune and blessings to all the dishes they gave us and
dwell in your home,
what year we got them. When
God grant you such blessings I got married, I had a different
in this year in your home.
dish or mug for every year.
In heaven before the great After Grandpa and Grandma
heavenly throne,
died, my parents always had
God grant thee reward in that our family Christmas gathering
heavenly home.
on New Years Day. We would
In closing this year we repeat all gather there for breakfast
this one wish,
and set the tables again for the
God grant you on high once noon meal.
that heavenly bliss.
I will share with you my
While it was being sung, mothers recipe for peanut buteveryone would go into the ter cups. She would make these
house. All of us grandchildren every Christmas season. She
would line up to take our turn would have to hide them from
to wish Grandpa and Grand- us children as we loved them so
ma a happy new year and give much!
them a kiss. They would sit in I wish all of you Gods richtheir hickory rocking chairs.
est blessings in the new year
2015 and always!
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annual Mayflower Compact luncheon. Antwerp residents Car- Mix peanut butter and maroline and Myron Zimmerman attended.
garine. Then work in pow After introductions and prayers, a traditional luncheon of dered sugar until smooth.
turkey and dressing was served. A special cake was brought in Shape into balls the size of
by a member and served by the members.
big marbles. Dip in melted
The meeting was opened by Lt. Governor Susan Fisher chocolate.
from Coldwater, Mich. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Lovina Eicher is an Old Orthe Mayflower Compact was read by the whole congregation der Amish writer, cook, wife
while standing.
and mother of eight. Former Three newest members were introduced: Frank Wayne ly writing as The Amish Cook,
Brewster and his son Michael Joseph Brewster, both descend- Eicher inherited that column
ed from William Brewster; and Dr. Joanie Barrett, descended from her mother, Elizabeth
from the Fuller family.
Coblentz, who wrote from
Two scholarships were acknowledged from the society. One 1991 to 2002. Readers can
was given to Jacob Ferguson and the other one to Mikayla contact her at PO Box 1689,
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He discussed his book, American Heritage, which dwelled on
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speeches by John Winthrop.
John Winthrop was a Puritan who came to America in 1630,
a non-separatist from England on the ship Arbella. He was a
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Payne traffic
lights deserve
more thought

Dear Editor,
We who live in small communities appreciate our individual freedoms.
While there are many limitations as to what a small
village such as Payne, can
afford for sewer and streetrepairs, perhaps we need to address a common-sense issue
that has come up recently.
The decision by the state was
made by assessing traffic statistics, as we understand it.

Property Transfers

When appealed to the state

for the needs of theintersections of613 and 49 roads
through our village, the state
decision was that there is not
enough traffic to justify a
light at that intersection.
But for those of us who
live here, we have more
time to think this problem
There is, the last time we
looked,Paynes elementaryschool on 613, as well as
a parochial school,not far
from this intersection. While
many children arebrought by
school bus, we have observed
children who live in our community who walk that route
to school.
We do not want toseean
injury or a death of a child
to pay for a misjudgment
in what ought to be done to
make the intersection ofWest
Townline Road (613) and
Main Street (49) safe.
Since welive on Main
Street just a short distancefrom that intersection,we hearthe sounds of
numerous large trucks, semis,
farmers bringinggrain to
the local elevators as well
as some sedans, night and
day. While only a two-lane
road, Ohio 49 is the main
thoroughfare going north and
south, other than the major
highways which bypass our
With nothing to stop them
as they come into town,all

of these vehicleswill not be

slowing down the waywe
now hear them, even with
hard-to-see temporary stop
signs erected after storm
damage destroyed the traffic
lights that had existed there.
Unlike modern expressways at intersections with
enormous illumination from
gigantic poles containing
stronglighting ... our little intersection barely illuminates
where thecurbs, such as they
are, exist.
Will we have to wait till a
child is killed, or someones
pet, or that someone does not
see another vehicle coming
during the day, especially in
winter weather with no light
of any kind at this intersection?
We have a question for you
who live here with us:
Can we afford to have
Christmas lights in the entire
downtown area and NOT AFFORD TO INSTALL a set of
yellow blinkers one direction
and a set of red blinker lights
the other direction? Can
wenot afford as a community to pay for our own lights if
they are simple blinkers?
Wehope you discuss
this, giving it some thought.
Which of your family would
you like to sacrifice while
you take forever to think this
problem over?
John and Nancy Morse

Saturday, Dec. 20
12:48 p.m. Underage drinking was reported on Johnson
Road. Police deemed the complaint unfounded.
9:20 p.m. An anonymous
complaint came in about a
vehicle at a North Williams
Street business. It was stopped
after officers noted a couple of
traffic violations. Due to trouble with radio contact, the subject was let go before officers
discovered she had her license
suspension and was on parole.
10:30 p.m. Report of an
underage party on West Perry
Street was found to be inaccurate.
Sunday, Dec. 21
1:14 a.m. An East Perry
Street resident told police suspicious person was knocking
on their door. Officers found
no one.
9:07 a.m. Sheriffs office relayed information about telephone harassment. The number given was not working.
2:30 p.m. A horse was found
injured on Fairgrounds Drive.
The owner thought it had been
5:28 p.m. Threats were reported from McDonald Pike.
The matter was deemed unfounded.
11:41 p.m. A business sign
was found defaced with permanent black ink at a North
Cherry Street location.
Monday, Dec. 22
1:35 a.m. A junk notice was
served on a North Dix Street
2:10 a.m. Officers served a
junk notice on West Caroline

11:07 a.m. Police investigated a neighbor problem on

West Jackson Street where
someone was driving through
anothers yard. The individual
was warned to stop, and had to
be warned several times about
being disorderly due to being
very uncooperative.
7:12 p.m. Officers were
called to McDonald Pike location where a man was threatening to hurt himself.
Tuesday, Dec. 23
12:54 a.m. A Jackson Street
resident told police someone
shined a laser pointer into their
6:06 a.m. Dog complaint
was lodged from South Williams Street.
12:05 p.m. Theft of a woodburning stove from a rental
unit on North Cherry Street
was reported by the landowner.
5:20 p.m. Unwanted subject
was reported from North Main
Street. The man was gone
when police arrived, however
they were called back at 7:48
p.m. when he returned.
8:47 p.m. Forgery was reported from West Perry Street.
10:11 p.m. Theft of a pack
age from off a door step was
investigated on South Williams Street.
11:09 p.m. Officers provided witness for an OSHP OVI
investigation. The subject refused testing.
Wednesday, Dec. 24
11:05 a.m. TomTim Drive
resident told officers a female
had vandalized their trailer.
The woman agreed to pay for
the damages.
8:07 p.m. A backing mishap
on Miller Parkway Drive was
documented by police.

Police Report
Monday, Dec. 15
9:31 a.m. Officers did a
welfare check at a residence
on East Jackson Street for the
Paulding County Hospital.
12:20 p.m. A Payne resident told police he found extra
charges on his card while at a
business on West Perry Street.
Thursday, Dec. 18
9:26 a.m. A North Main
Street reported a suspicious
vehicle. It was gone when officers arrived.
Friday, Dec. 19
9:40 a.m. Computer scam
was reported from West Perry
2:10 p.m. Paulding County
Carnegie Library requested
assistance with an upset male.
4:30 p.m. Payne resident
called about a juvenile missing. The matter was turned
over to the sheriffs office.
4:59 p.m. Items were reported missing from a home
on East Perry Street.
5:29 p.m. Harassing texts
were investigated on North
Williams Street.
10:10 p.m. Two suspicious
males were seen on East
Wayne Street. The juveniles
were sent home.
11:44 p.m. Officers were
called to Emerald Road where
a male threw a brick through
a truck window and rocks at
a second, causing damage.
Firearms were reportedly
brandished by two men. No
charges were filed for the
damage, the firearms accusations are under investigation.

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The term et al. refers to and others; et vir., and husband; et ux., and wife.

Auglaize Township
Jerry A. and Linda L. Justinger to Jerry A.
and Linda L. Justinger; Sec. 20, 0.35 acre.
Quit claim.
Benton Township
Brian Lee and Jessica Louise Jacobs to
Aric and Erin Young; Sec. 1, 1.312 acres.
Warranty deed.
Blue Creek Township
Fannie Mae to Nathan L. Wiegand; Sec.
19, 1.53 acres. Warranty deed.
Emerald Township
Joie D. Buell Sr. to Karen Barnes; Sec. 17,
2.79 acres. Warranty deed.
Latty Township
Mildred Marie Davis, dec. to Roland Rex
Davis; Sec. 2, 10 acres. Affidavit.
Winfred E. Agnes, dec. to Mary H. Agnes;
Sec. 19, 0.213 acres. Certificate of transfer.
Washington Township
Dale Clifton Hackney and Debra Sue
Hackney to Tyler J. Schroeder and Amber K.
Ferguson; Lots 45-48, Original Plat, Village

of Mandale; 0.929 acre. Warranty deed.

Randall Roughton, dec. to Kelly Erford;
Sec. 4, 2.4 acres. Fiduciary deed.
Antwerp Village
Brian D. Titus, et al. to Kylie L. and Stacey
S. Sweet; Lots 4 and 9, Daggetts Third Addition, 0.4 acre. Quit claim.
Oakwood Village
Johnnie A. and Robin L. Adkins to T3
Properties LLC; Lot 3, Grove Addition, 0.2
acre. Warranty deed.
Payne Village
JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A. to Federal
Home Loan Mortgage Corporation; Lot 15,
Block E, 0.14 acre and Lot C and 16 strip
adjacent to Lot D, McGrew Parcels, 0.3 acre.
Quit claim.
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation
to Kyle D. and Kasey R. Showalter; Lot 15,
Block E, 0.14 acre and Lot C and 16 strip
adjacent to Lot D, McGrew Parcels, 0.3 acre.
Warranty deed.
Steven E. and Michael I. Moore, trustees
to Bonita M. Yenser; Lot 35, Block G, 0.279
acre. Warranty deed.

Common Pleas
Civil Docket

The term et al. refers to and

others; et vir., and husband; et
ux., and wife.

Stacy A. Landis, Antwerp

vs. Nicholas Sholl, Harlan,
Ind. and Brittanie Stork, Harlan, Ind. Injunction.
Green Tree Servicing
LLC, St. Paul, Minn. vs.
Timothy Brehm, Oakwood
and Misty Brehm, Oakwood
and Nick Metz, Oakwood.
Marriage Licenses
Criminal Docket
Angela T. Gomez, 39, of
Paulding, was scheduled for
a Jan. 30 hearing on her motion for intervention in lieu
of conviction concerning her
possession of cocaine (F5)
Jason C. Kremer, 31, of
Payne, was sentenced recently, having previously

been found guilty of illegal

manufacture of drugs (F1).
He was ordered to serve a
six-year stated prison term
with Ohio Department of
Rehabilitation and Correction, four years of which are
mandatory. He was given
credit for 133 days already
served. Additionally he has a
six month license suspension
and must pay court costs.
Justin A. Suffel, 30, of
Paulding, had a hearing set for
Jan. 30 on his motion for intervention in lieu of conviction
regarding his indictment alleging attempted burglary (F4).
Audrey B. Davis, 35, of
Paulding, will appear for a
pretrial conference concerning her indictment alleging
theft (F5) and burglary (F2).
The date was set for Jan. 15.
Dustin E. Gee, 24, of Grover Hill, had charges of theft
(F3) and breaking and en-

tering (F5) against him dismissed without prejudice

upon a motion of State. The
parties agreed to settle the
matter in Paulding County
Court. His costs were $199.
Michael Dunn, 27, of Latty, was sentenced recently for attempted abduction
(F4). He was ordered to serve
four years community control sanctions on standard
conditions plus 68 days jail,
comply with drug and alcohol prohibitions, submit to
random tests, complete outpatient program for drug/alcohol/mental health, undergo
evaluation by Maumee Valley Guidance Center, remain
med compliant, obtain and
maintain employment, pay
$220 court costs, have no
contact with his victim or her
immediate family and obtain a GED by the end of the

Sheriffs Report
Friday, Dec. 19
6:41 p.m. Clara M. Burgoon, 88, of Payne,
was not hurt in a single-car crash on Road
72 west of US 127 in Blue Creek Township.
Reports say she stopped her 2008 Buick Lucerne at the T-intersection before continuing
forward into a ditch. Damage to the car was
minor. She was cited for failure to control.
Monday, Dec. 22
6:45 p.m. Danielle R. Flynn, 28, of Paulding, was cited for failure to control after a
single-vehicle accident on Road 108 east
of Ohio 637 in Jackson Township. She was
traveling west in a 2004 Chevy Monte Carlo
when she failed to negotiate a curve and went
off the left side of the road into a stand of
trees. The car was disabled and towed. She
was not hurt.
Friday, Dec. 19
9:14 a.m. Dog complaint was handled on
Road 230 in Crane Township.
10:01 a.m. Loose horse was reported from
Road 32 in Washington Township.
12:48 p.m. Grover Hill resident lodged a
dog complaint.
4:30 p.m. Report of a missing juvenile
from Paulding Township was investigated.
6:40 p.m. Suspicious vehicle was seen on
Road 90 in Paulding Township.
Saturday, Dec. 20
12:57 p.m. Car/tree accident involving
three occupants was handled on Ohio 49 in
Benton Township. Antwerp and Payne EMS
units transported victims from the scene.
Both villages fire departments also assisted.
No further information was available.
6:54 p.m. Deputies arrested Jason Grunden
on a warrant.
9:07 p.m. A red truck was seen trespassing
along Road 208 in Emerald Township.
Sunday, Dec. 21
12:14 a.m. Missing juvenile report was
made from Payne.
5:37 a.m. K9 unit was deployed at a traffic stop on US 24 west of US 127 in Crane
10:35 a.m. Dog complaint was handled on
North Cherry Street in Paulding.
11:18 a.m. Telephone harassment was han-

dled on Road 87 in Washington Township.

1:51 p.m. Dog complaint was handled on
Fairground Drive in Paulding.
2 p.m. Dog complaint was looked into on
Tom Tim Drive in Paulding.
2:30 p.m. Telephone harassment complaint
from road 191 in Brown Township was investigated.
8:06 p.m. Deputies delivered a message for
Van Wert County Sheriffs office in Scott.
8:28 p.m. Assistance was given to Van
Wert Police Department in Blue Creek Township.
Monday, Dec. 22
6:07 a.m. Deputies documented a car/deer
crash on the State Line Road in Harrison
10:52 a.m. Animal complaint was lodged
from Road 177 in Brown Township.
1:13 p.m. Dog complaint was filed from
Road 424 in Crane Township.
4:07 p.m. Dog complaint came in from
Road 171 in Auglaize Township.
5:51 p.m. Vehicle search was conducted
along US 127.
7:09 p.m. Deputies assisted Paulding police with a call on McDonald Pike.
7:39 p.m. Defiance County Sheriffs office
requested an EMS on Road 153 in Emerald
Township for a man who had been trampled
by a horse.
11:36 p.m. A rural Sherwood resident
spoke with a deputy about harassment.
Tuesday, Dec. 23
6:12 a.m. Post 81 OSHP handled a two-vehicle accident on Ohio 66 in Auglaize Township where three people were injured. Both
Oakwood EMS units and one from Paulding
made transports from the scene. Oakwood
and Auglaize Township fire departments and
the sheriffs department assisted at the scene.
No further information was available.
6:25 a.m. Dog complaint was handled on
South Williams Street in Paulding.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Paulding County Progress - 5A

County Court

In My Opinion

Civil Docket:
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance vs.
Tony R. Schindler, Paulding and Jeanetta
Schindler, Paulding. Small claims, satisfied.
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance vs.
Frankie Medina Sr., Paulding. Small
claims, satisfied.
Snow & Sauerteig LLP, Fort Wayne vs.
Wayne Huss, Antwerp. Small claims, satisfied.
Stephen L. Taylor, Oakwood vs. Mark
A. Price, Payne and Mox S. Price, Payne.
Small claims, dismissed.
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance vs.
Brock Stoller, Paulding. Other action,
judgment for the plaintiff in the sum of
Carmel Financial Corporation Inc., Cincinnati vs. Tracey L. Fisher, Antwerp. Other action, judgment for the plaintiff in the
sum of $7,606.33.
Capital One Bank USA, Columbus vs.
Derek E. Profit, Paulding. Other action,
judgment for the plaintiff in the sum of
Homier & Sons Inc., Payne vs. Jeff
Maag, Fort Jennings. Small claims, judgment for the plaintiff in the sum of $462.99.
Aaron Powell, Defiance vs. Brenda
Lantz, Paulding. Evictions, dismissed.
Credit Adjustments, Defiance vs. Kurt J.
Gremling, Cecil. Small claims, judgment
for the plaintiff in the sum of $1,712.17.
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance vs.
Rex A. Keezer, Paulding. Small claims,
judgment for the plaintiff in the sum of
Defiance Regional Medical Center,
Sylvania vs. Brian Holbrooks, Oakwood.
Other action, judgment for the plaintiff in
the sum of $2,127.72.
Credit Adjustments Inc., Defiance
vs. Misty D. Reinhart, Oakwood. Small
claims, $735.80.
Sarah J. Mowery D.D.S. Inc., Paulding
vs. Brad Levandoski, Payne and Bobbi
Doster, Defiance. Small claims, judgment
for the plaintiff in the sum of $115.
Synchony Bank, Draper, Utah vs. Janet Long, Payne and Janet S. Long and
Janet Sue Koester, Payne. Other action,
judgment for the plaintiff in the sum of
Criminal Docket:
Eric E. Kachenmeister, Toledo, drug
abuse instruments; dismissed per State.
Willie Jones, Holgate, assault; $176
costs, 90 days jail suspended; probation
Justin Allen Suffel, Paulding, receiving
stolen property; $150 fine, $163 costs, 180
days jail suspended; probation ordered,
remain compliant with case in Common
Pleas Court, pay restitution if any, complete Third Millennium theft course.
Melody M. Gibson, Fort Jennings, possession; $95 costs; dismissed per State,
costs to defendant.
Melody M. Gibson, Fort Jennings, drug
paraphernalia; dismissed per State.
Matthew J. Dangelo, Defiance, trespassing; $150 fine, $104.50 costs, 30 days
jail suspended; victim advocate to contact
commissioners to see if any restitution is
Traffic Docket:
Philip John Stark, Brooklyn, Mich.,
66/55 speed; $33 fine, $85 costs.
Keith R. Taylor, Nineveh, Ind., 75/65
speed; $33 fine, $82 costs.

Darin R. Manning, Cincinnati, two

headlights; $68 fine, $77 costs.
Keith W. Ramsey, Indianapolis, 79/65
speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Joseph M. Sylvia, Cranston, R.I., 79/65
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Jorge Anibal Tendero, Orchard Lake,
Mich., 79/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Jerome E. Green, Wooster, 65/55 speed;
$33 fine, $77 costs.
Dewayne A. Price, Van Buren, 71/55
speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Roger D. Mohler, Greenville, 65/55
speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Osamah Alqadhi, Bowling Green, 83/65
speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Eric Edwin Kachenmeister, Toledo,
78/65 speed; $43 fine, $88 costs.
Robert Joseph Mann, Romulus, Mich.,
70/65 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs; pay or
collection (POC) by Jan. 26.
Burton J. Elliott, Grover Hill, OVI/
breath high; $500 fine, $132 costs; 6 days
jail, 6 month license suspension; ALS vacated, pay $25 monthly, POC date of May
29, shall make restitution, community control ordered, 40 hours community service,
secure a valid drivers license, 174 jail
days reserved.
Burton J. Elliott, Grover Hill, failure to
control; $50 fine; POC by May 29.
Burton J. Elliott, Grover Hill, seat belt;
$30 fine; POC by May 29.
Christopher D. Gradinscak, Westland,
Mich., 83/65 speed; $68 fine, $77 costs;
POC by Jan. 30.
Thomas G. Sinn, Haviland, 70/55 speed;
$43 fine, $77 costs.
Will A. Jones, Paulding, 58/45 speed;
$33 fine, $77 costs.
Randy L. Peters, Bryan, violattion being
passed; $53 fine, $80 costs.
Andrey Ivanov, Broderick, Calif., 70/65
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Erin P. Gorshia, Fort Wayne, 78/65
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Alyson Sydney Crawford, Antwerp,
69/55 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Clair Keith Stewart II, New Boston,
Mich., 76/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Aaron W. Woodby, Defiance, seat belt;
$30 fine, $47 costs.
Andrew E. Yocklin Jr., Oakwood, seat
belt; $30 fine, $47 costs.
Marsha K. Smith, Paulding, traffic control light; $53 fine, $77 costs.
Kyle S. Scott, Toledo, 86/65 speed; $43
fine, $85 costs.
Joshua D. Roberts, Van Wert, 66/55
speed; $33 fine, $82 costs.
Horst Merkle, Indianapolis, 79/65
speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Sonja S. Wright, Fort Wayne, 78/65
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Elizabeth Mary Brown, Paulding, stop
sign; $53 fine, $77 costs.
Brian Tyrone Davis, Madison, Ala.,
81/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
James L. Mowrey Jr., Toledo, 70/65
speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Clayton Van Dyke, Strongsville, 83/65
speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
David A. Wise, Middletown, 74/55
speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
James R. Dominique, Archbold, 78/65
speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Shaketah D. Ledford, Indianapolis,
86/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Dustin S. Pearson, Georgetown, Ill.,
77/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Glenn A. Shields II, Maumee, 80/65

speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.

Scott Rodney Anderson, Fort Wayne,
78/65 speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
John E. Dix, Paulding, 68/55 speed;
$33 fine, $77 costs.
James H. Gray Jr., Antwerp; 65/55
speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Samantha Rae Owens, Oakwood,
70/55 speed; $63 fine, $77 costs.
Timothy W. Overmyer, Paulding,
68/55 speed; $48 fine, $77 costs.
Melody Marie Gibson, Fort Jennings,
OVI; $375 fine, $145 costs, 90 days jail
with 87 days suspended, 6-month license
suspension; may attend the DIP program
in lieu of jail, POC by Dec. 31, evaluation at Pathway, secure a valid drivers license, 20 hours community service, Third
Melody Marie Gibson, Fort Jennings,
stop sign; dismissed at the States request.
Melissa K. Malford, Eastpointe, Mich.,
seat belt; $20 fine, $52 costs.
Marie A. Weible, Paulding, driving
without license; $150 fine, $120 costs;
POC by Jan. 30.
Denver J. Franklin, Indianapolis, seat
belt; $30 fine, $55 costs.
James Marvin Estle, Defiance, 75/65
speed; $33 fine, $82 costs.
Bryan Ruiz, Defiance, stop sign; $53
fine, $129.98 costs; fines and costs to be
paid within 30 days of the date of entry,
must pay in full by that date or his operators license will be subject to forfeiture.
Luis A. Barrientos, Defiance, 68/55
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
David L. Brummett, Sherwood, 51/35
speed; $43 fine, $77 costs.
Amanda E. Hartwick, Paulding, 75/55
speed; $63 fine, $77 costs.
Brent A. Svanberg, 76/65 speed; $33
fine, $77 costs.
Nathanial J. Skiles, White Lake, Mich.,
79/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Tabitha A. Wolf, Antwerp, 65/55 speed;
$33 fine, $77 costs.
Dewayne K. Roy, Fort Wayne, 76/65
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Benjamin Lee Cody, Montgomery,
Mich., no brake lights; $68 fine, $80
Steven A. Haller, Defiance, 81/65 speed;
$43 fine, $77 costs.
Andrew R. Scharlacken, Columbia City,
Ind., 78/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Francisco M. Ortega III, Laferia, Texas, 75/65 speed; $33 fine, $85 costs.
Richard P. Lovenduski Jr., West Lafayette, Ind., 78/65 speed; $33 fine, $85
John Haverluck, Westfield, Ind., 82/65
speed; $43 fine, $85 costs.
David L. Parisot, Antwerp, 68/55
speed; $33 fine, $77 costs.
Cuiping Li, Novi, Mich., 75/65 speed;
$33 fine, $80 costs.
Matthew Madigan Mirsky, Cleveland,
79/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Larry Michael Kaminski, Fenton,
Mich., 69/55 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Dustin M. Sensabaugh, Antwerp, 66/55
speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
See Yin Shannon So, Wichita, Kan.,
77/65 speed; $33 fine, $80 costs.
Mark R. Ash, Fort Wayne, 77/65 speed;
$33 fine, $80 costs.
David Burton Shoemaker, Garden City,
Mich., 85/65 speed; $43 fine, $80 costs.
Clara M. Burgoon, Payne, failure to
control; $68 fine, $77 costs.

Call when planning work along highway

LIMA Putting up a mailbox, installing a drainage
pipe beneath a driveway, or
cleaning out a ditch are all
normal activities property
owners routinely undertake.
But if done improperly and
without the permission of
the Ohio Department of
Transportation, serious legal
ramifications could result.
We are urging property
owners to contact us before
they do any type of work
along a state highway. Its
much better to work with us
ahead of a project rather than
create a problem in the end
which requires reversal,
said Kirk Slusher, Ohio Department of Transportation
District 1 deputy director.
The following are the most
common kinds of activities
which can sometimes conflict with state requirements:
Mailboxes Mailbox-

es can be a roadside hazard

if guidelines for mailbox
placement and type are not
adhered to. Visit the United States Postal Service for
guidance at www.usps.com/
Ditch cleaning Before
performing any work in or
along a ditch, check with the
local ODOT garage to ensure
the waterway is not located
within highway right of way.
Strict environmental regulations must be followed when
working within a state-controlled waterway. A permit is
required prior to this type of
work taking place.
Snow removal Snow
removed from a private
driveway and placed onto
a highway is in violation of
Ohio Revised Code. Placing anything on the highway
could be dangerous to motorists in that they may hit

these obstructions and lose

control of their vehicle. The
offense is considered a first
degree misdemeanor and
carries a maximum penalty
of six months in jail and a
$1,000 fine.
Farming Property
owners should know where
highway right-of-way begins
in relation to a farm field. Its
easy to unknowingly creep
over the line when working fields, which can lead to
maintenance issues for highway personnel. Consult the
local ODOT garage to establish boundaries.
Drainage ODOT personnel can provide guidance
on the proper placement and
size of pipe along farm fields,
lawns and under driveways. A
permit is required before this
type of work can take place.
Signage It is illegal to
place anything within high-

way right-of-way without

permission of ODOT. Signs
placed within highway rightof-way that obstruct the view
of motorists will be removed.
As a general rule, anything
placed behind utility poles
is outside of highway right
of way; however, permission
from private property owners should be received prior
to placing any sign.
We are a resource for
property owners at any time.
If work is being performed
along a state highway or
theres any question as to
what is permissible, contact
ODOT before to be sure the
project is not in violation
of state requirements, said
For Paulding County contact Ross Laukhuf, County
Manager at 419-399-2746
or ross.laukhuf@dot.state.

The three Rs of the

post-holiday season

Christmas is over, we celebrate New Years Day tomorrow and

so its soon time to get back to reality. I will let you determine what
reality means in your own little world. I have my own idea.
Kids are out of school and the traditional classroom learning is
on hold for at least another week or so no readin, writin or rithmetic none of that three-Rs stuff. But there are three-Rs that may
do us all some good as we check-in to what our reality really is all
about. With that in mind let me share with you three Rs that I learn
The first R is rest. After all, we have been working so hard
these past six weeks or so to make Christmas a perfect celebration
for our family and friends. We know that perfect is impossible but
we go to great lengths to achieve perfection. And when its all said
and done, we missed the mark again. It just wasnt exactly the way
we planned.
We tried to do so much. Our goal was to fill the calendar with activities. Every little square on our calendar needed to be filled with
activities. Parties, family gatherings, ball games, caroling, shopping,
wrapping gifts, church services and even more shopping. Wow.
Makes sense that we would be a little tired and so now we rest. Rest
is a good thing.
Now that we have slowed down and we find ourselves resting
we can move to the next R.
We now find ourselves a little rested and in the mood to reflect.
Reflect thats the second R-word. How do we do that? Simple.
For the past six weeks or so, during the busy time, we did some
special things. Why not replay some of those special times in your
mind. Laugh out loud if you want to. Be serious if you must. Tears
are okay. And to be honest, Ive done all of that in recent weeks.
Like so many, its family that brings so much joy. I am so blessed
to have a wonderful wife, two sons, a daughter-in-law, a future
daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. It seems like family is at
the center of all I do and I like that.
For example, I had the joy of having my son from Michigan
surprise us with an early visit and having a midnight chat. Or seeing my 10 year old grandson fly his new remote control helicopter
outside as it helplessly flew over the roof, over U.S. 127 and headed
towards Grover Hill, never to be seen again. And in disbelief we all
started yelling at the helicopter trying to will its way back to us and
then realizing we would never see it again. We all had a good laugh.
Then there was the quiet time my wife and I had together on Christmas night. No one in the quiet house as we shared a few simple
gifts. Something we have done for 42 years and realizing again that
being together far outweighs the value of any gift.
So we rest and reflect on the good things the holiday season
brings and then finally the third R is rejoice.
Why rejoice? Because of who we share our lives with and the
anticipation of doing it all over again in about 11 months.
Rejoice in knowing that because of the birth of a baby on that
first Christmas night, we can continue to prepare for the next celebration in about 11 months.
So rest up, reflect on wonderful memories you just made, and
continue to rejoice and life will truly bring joy to your world!

Ohio State Highway

Patrol Post honors
Brincefield, Scheirer

VAN WERT - The Van

Wert Post of the Ohio State
Highway Patrol has named its
Trooper of the Year and Dispatcher of the Year for 2014.
Trooper Adam M. Brincefield has been selected 2014
Trooper of the Year at the
Van Wert Post while Meghan
L. Schreirer was named Dispatcher of the Year.
Brincefield, 33, joined the
Highway Patrol in 2003 and
has served at the Patrols
Training Academy in addition
to the Van Wert Post.
Fellow officers stationed at
the Van Wert Post chose him
based on his leadership abilities, professional ethics, courteous treatment of others, enthusiastic work attitude, and
cooperation with supervisors,
peers, and the public.
Professional awards include the patrols physical fitness award and the safe driving award. He also serves as a
field training officer.
Brincefield enjoys partic-

ipating in speech details and

working with children. He
and his family reside in Van
Wert County.
Radio Dispatcher Scheirer,
35, joined the highway patrol
in 2013 and is assigned to the
Van Wert dispatch center. She
is a graduate of Defiance High
School and Defiance College.
She was honored in recognition of her outstanding
service over the past year.
Management and dispatchers/
communications technicians
chose Scheirer based on her
technical job knowledge and
ability, enthusiastic work attitude, teamwork, and prompt
and courteous response to the
publics requests for information and assistance.
Schreirer and her family
live in Defiance County.
Both Brincefield and Scheirer
are in contention for district
and state honors as Trooper
of the Year and Dispatcher of
the Year. Those honors will be
announced at later date.

6A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Local DAR chapter meets
PAULDING The General
Horatio N. Curtis Chapter Daughters of the the American Revolution
met Nov. 20 at the St. Paul Lutheran
Church meeting room in Paulding.
Chapter regent Jeanne Calvert
from Oakwood conducted the
opening rituals.
Chairman Patricia Gottschalk made
a motion that the chapter let her give
out tangerines to veterans at the Fort
Wayne Hospital as a holiday tradition that she has done in the past.
Motion carried.
Copies of the Mayflower Compact was handed out by member
Caroline Zimmerman. She and
others in the chapter either belong to
the Mayflower Society or are eligible to join as they are direct descendants of signers of this most historical document. Discussion was held
on its historical value as compared
to other documents signed at later
dates in US history.
The national defense report was
given on the fact that there is a Presidential proclamation for National
Native American Heritage Month.
President Obama proclaimed,
Native Americans stand among
Americas most distinguished
authors, artists, scientists, and political leaders, and in their accomplishments, they have profoundly
strengthened the legacy we will
leave our children. So, too, have
American Indians and Alaska natives bravely fought to protect this

legacy as members of our Armed

Department of Defense statistics
concerning Native American military service were discussed.Among
the most renowned in WWII were
the Navajo Code Talkers who used
their unbreakable code to send tactical messages from 1942 to 1945.
The program was given by
member Mary Clark, titled Six
Buckeye Confederate Generals.
Her talk centered on Gen. Charles
Clark and Gen. Robert Hatton, both
of Lebanon, Gen. Bushrod Johnson
of Belmont County, Gen. Daniel
Reynolds of Centerberg in Knox
County, Gen. Roswell Ripley of
Worthington and Gen. Otho Strahl
of Malta, in Morgan County.
The information for the program
was taken in part from a newspaper
item in the Columbus Dispatch
and other local history. It was remarked that there are active Sons
and Daughters of the Confederacy
groups even though they lost the
war. The war records for the above
six generals can be gotten at the
National Archives by mail or on the
Note there was an invitation from
the Lima DAR Chapter to a DAR/
SAR/CAR Christmas luncheon.
There will be no further meetings until March 2015. Any questions about membership or dues,
should be directed to Calvert or
vice-regent Caroline Zimmerman
at 419-258- 2222.

(The Paulding Progress maintains a file
of birthdays and anniversaries. To make
any changes, please call our office at 419399-4015 during business hours, email
to progress@progressnewspaper.org, or
drop us a note to P.O. Box 180, Paulding.)

Jan. 3 Jane Ankney, Ruth Gerber, Sue Nicholas, Carolyn Wirts.

Jan. 4 Cynthia Cotterman,
Troy Thatcher, Allison Wilt.
Jan. 5 Keith A. Deming Jr.,
Jacob Dye, Wendy Flint, Mary
E. Fowler, Dennis Saylor, Tyler
Sherry, Dorothy Warner, Sherry
Jan. 6 Jenelle Aldrich, Daniel
Arend, Payton Beckman, Elsie
Cain, Bob Cain, Lucas Carnahan,
Rachel Harpster, Kenneth Hastings, Christina Kauser, Shelly
Jan. 7 William J. Childs, Cory

Craig, Paige Hull, Ruby Iler, Holly Kochenour, Bill Lloyd, Donna Roughton, Jana Roughton,
Landon Shafer, Justin Suffel, Jason Vance, Eugene Wirts.
Jan. 8 Kyle Dominique,
Kaden George, Helen Hohenberger, Andrew Lee, Arlie Miller,
Laura Pease, Ruth Reed, Marvin
Jan. 9 Natalie Genero, Joann
Johnson, Kenneth Klender,
Charles Schaefer, Brandon Shoup.

Jan. 3 Larry and Cindy
Grace, Robert and Kathy Habern.
Jan. 6 Wally and Teri Daniels.
Jan. 7 Bob and Rita Burkley,
Duke and Susie Miler.


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Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer turns 75

The last cookie may be eaten, the last gift opened and it is
time to take down Christmas
decorationsfor another year.
We wont be singing carols
for another year, but the tunes
and words to themwill linger
on just as they have for centuries. One Christmas songthat
delights young as well as old
is, Rudolph the Red Nosed
Reindeer. For years, children have looked forward to
the cartoon of Rudolph and
some cry to see that Rudolph
was laughed at and made fun
But, did you know this
song hasnt been around for
centuries? Even thoughthe
songis an American icon, it
was actually written in 1939
by a department store ad man
who was enduring a personal
tragedyof his own. The department store, Montgomery
Wards, had always purchased
and distributed coloring
books to children as a holiday promotion, but the advertising departmentthought
it would be more cost saving
to have their own in house
This was a time in history
when the United States was
trying to shake off the effects
of the decade long Great Depression. Plus, there were
rumblings of war again in
Europe. The assignment fell
to Robert May, a copywriter
who often times was the life
of the party at many Christmas gatherings.
However, this particular
year, May, the company adman, was having difficulty
summoning up holiday cheer
because his wife was suffering from cancer and medical
bills had placed the family in
debt. May, 33, had a degree
from Dartmouth College and
would rather write the Great
Americannovel instead of
copy for a catalogue.
Given the assignment to
develop an animal story, May
thought a reindeer was a natural for the leading role (not
to mention that his 4-year-old
daughter, Barbara, loved the
reindeers every time she visited the zoo). So, May came

A Penny for
Your Thoughts

Nancy Whitaker
up with the idea of a misfit
reindeer ostracized because
of his brightly colored nose.
His physical abnormality
would be used to guide Santas sleigh and save Christmas. Seeking a catchy name
for his assignment, May considered several options before
settling on Rudolph.
As May worked on Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer through the summer,
his wifes health worsened.
She passed away in July
1939. Now a widower and a
single father, May refused the
offer of his boss to give the
assignment to someone else.
I needed Rudolph now more
than ever, he later wrote.
Burying his grief, May finished the story in August.
The 89 rhyming phrases
in Rudolph the Red-Nosed
Reindeer got its initial ideas
from ClementMoores A
Visit from St. Nicholas right
from the storys opening line:
Twas the day before Christmas, and all through the
hills; reindeer were playing
... enjoying the spills. Hans
Christian Andersens fairy
tale The Ugly Duckling
also inspired the storyline
as did Mays own childhood
when he endured taunts from
schoolmates for being small
and shy.
Rudolph and I were something alike, the copywriter
told Guideposts magazine in
January 1975. As a child Id
always been the smallest in
the class. Frail, poorly coor-

New Years Eve!

dinated, I was never asked to

join the school teams.
Those familiar with only
the 1964 animated television version of Rudolph the
Red-Nosed Reindeer, which
remains the longest-running
Christmas special in television history a half-century
after its debut on NBC, might
not recognize the original
tale. There is no Hermey the
elf, no Abominable Snow
Monster, not even the Land of
Misfit Toys.
While Rudolph was taunted for his glowing red nose
and disinvited from reindeer
games in Mays story, he did
not live at the North Pole
and was asleep in his house
when Santa Claus, struggling mightily with the fog,
arrived with presents and
realized how the reindeers
radiant snout could help him
complete his Christmas Eve
Montgomery Ward had
high hopes for its new 32page
which would be given to childrenvisiting any of their620
The retailers holiday advertisements touted Rudolph
the Red-Nosed Reindeer as
the rollicking new Christmas verse thats sweeping
the country! That wasnt
just hype. Children snapped
up nearly 2.4 million copies
of the paper-bound book in
Plans to print another 1.6
million copies the following
year were shelved by paper
shortages due to World War
II, and Rudolph remained
on hiatus until the conflicts
conclusion. When the reindeer story returned in 1946,
it was more popular than ever
as Montgomery Ward handed
out 3.6 million copies of the
During the war years, May
married a fellow Montgomery
Ward employee and became a
father again, but he still struggled financially. In 1947, the
retailers board of directors,
stirred either by the holiday
spirit or belief that the story
lacked revenue-making po-

tential, signed the copyright

for Rudolph the Red-Nosed
Reindeer over to May.
In short order, May licensed a commercial version
of the book along with a full
range of Rudolph-themed
merchandise including puzzles, View-Master reels, snow
globes, mugs and slippers
with sheep wool lining and
leather soles.
In 1949, songwriter Johnny Marks, who happened to
be Mays brother-in-law, set
Rudolphs story to music.
After Bing Crosby reportedly turned down the chance,
singing cowboy Gene Autry
recorded the song, which sold
2 million copies in the first
year and remains one of the
best-selling tunes of all time.
The song and merchandise
sales made May financially
comfortable, but hardly rich.
After leaving Montgomery
Ward in 1951 to manage the
Rudolph commercial empire,
May returned to his former
employer seven years later.
He continued to work as a
copywriter until his 1971 retirement.
By the time he died five
years later, Rudolph the
Red-Nosed Reindeer had become a piece of modern folklore and a metaphor for overcoming obstacles, embracing
differences and recognizing
everyones unique potential.
Do you recall when the
story of Rudolph came out?
Have you ever thought about
the meaning of the song? Let
me know and Ill give you a
Penny for Your Thoughts.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Paulding County Progress - 7A

Resolutions I can keep

Im not sure how 2014
slipped by me, but here we
are at the end of it and its
time to compile my list of
New Years resolutions for
gardening. Im kind of afraid
to look at the list I made last
year at this time, because like
most people, I have a hard
time sticking to most of the
resolutions I make.
Resolutions are actually
goals we set with the idea
of bettering ourselves or our
lives or those of the people
around us. But resolutions
are made to be broken, right?
Does anyone ever really keep
They do if they set reasonable goals. For example, it
would do me no good to make
a resolution in which I vow to
always put my garden tools
away when Im finished with
them so that I can find them
when I need them. It just aint
gonna happen.
So Ive made a list of resolutions that arent quite so lofty
and maybe, just maybe, Ill be
able to keep them this year.
1. I will keep my fingernails
trimmed short so that when
I forget to wear my gloves
when working in my garden,
my nails will be easier to
2. I will not stress over not
getting all the ripe veggies
picked on time. Sharing with

In the

Kylee Baumle
the foragers (birds, insects,
etc.) is a kind and generous
thing to do. They need to eat
3. When I have failed to
label new plants as they are
put into the ground and later I
cant remember their name, I
will be content with just calling them a lovely plant or
a pretty flower.
4. Since I have procrastination perfected to an art form,
Im not going to stress about
getting my seeds planted this
spring. Im going to wait
until late in the season to do
it because past experience has
taught me that they eventually
catch up. Usually.
5. I will learn to love duckweed. I will learn to love
duckweed. I will learn to love

6. If I neglect to change
my clothes before heading
out to the garden (Im just
going to cut a few flowers for
a bouquet...) and by some
crazy quirk of fate, they end
up uncleanably dirty two
hours later, I will simply add
them to my box of gardening
clothes. That wardrobe needs
updating from time to time,
7. I will use only my
red-handled pruners so theyll
be easier to find when I leave
them somewhere in the garden. (See what I did there?)
8. I will forgive myself
when I dont get all the weeds
removed from the garden.
Growing native plants is
trendy and good for the environment. We all need to do
our part.
Now thats a list of resolutions I can live with. I think I
can keep every single one of
those. Except for maybe number three. I might just be a little too obsessive to achieve
contentedness where thats
concerned. But seven out of
eight isnt bad.
Happy New Year.
Read Kylees blog, Our Little Acre, at www.ourlittleacre.
com and on Facebook at www.
Contact her at PauldingProgressGardener@gmail.com.

Precautions to take while

working in cold weather
By Mark Holtsberry
Education specialist
Paulding SWCD
All of us can reduce potential frostbite, hypothermia and other weather related injuries as
they work in extreme cold and wet conditions by
wearing the right clothing and taking other precautions. Clothing should be at the top of your list
when working outside. Also, remember weather
conditions and possibilities of wind, rain or snow
and how long will you be exposed to the elements.
And as you well know, in the past, we have had
several days with below zero temperatures and
bitterly cold wind chills. But, still services have to
be provided including the delivery of mail, propane, fuel oil, newspaper, garbage pick up, etc.
Farmers who have livestock, still have to feed,
break ice in water tanks or troughs, or just plain
cutting wood or loading stored grain. Even though
it may be tempting for some people to tough it out
or work through it, prolonged exposure to cold,
wet and windy conditions can be dangerous, even
at temperatures above freezing.
Here are some suggestions that I either heard
from some older fellows or experience has taught
Wear several layers of clothing. Trapped air
between layers form protective insulation. My
grandfather worked on the railroad and he always told me that the fellas he worked with always wore baggy pants as an outside layer.
Wear warm gloves and keep an extra pair in
case the first pair becomes wet. Sometimes I
wear two pair of gloves.
Wear a hat that provides protection for your
head, ears and face in extreme conditions.
About 40 percent of your body heat can be lost

when the head is uncovered. And if you are like

me, less hair means cold head and you really
need to tug down that hat over your ears, and
sometimes I wear two stocking hats.
Wear good footwear with warm socks. Footwear should fit a little loose. This helps blood
flow to the feet and increase the risk of a cold
Wear synthetic, wool or silk clothing next to
the skin to wick away moisture. Cotton clothing
can lose insulating properties when it becomes
damp or wet from sweat, rain or snow.
Avoid getting wet. Did you know that you
lose body heat 24 times faster when clothing is
Take short frequent breaks to warm your
hands, feet, face, or just get out of the elements.
Avoid exhaustion and fatigue because energy
is needed to keep muscles warm plus this is a
time where you could over do it and get hurt.
Drink warm beverages such as tea or hot
chocolate. Avoid caffeine (pop or coffee) and
Work in pairs. Working together gets the job
done faster plus there is good conversation.
Carry a cell phone. I do, even if it is a simple
phone to understand.
Weather plays a major role in our daily lives.
Preparing for it will certainly make our daily
living less stressful and somewhat enjoyable.
Think spring.
Our annual tree sales continue at the Extension office. Stop in and place an order. Delivery
will be in April.
NOTE: This is Marks final column as SWCD
education specialist. His successor, Staci Hiler
Miller, will continue writing weekly columns.

Paulding Village Council approves appropriations for 2015

PAULDING - The Paulding Village Council approved
appropriations for next year
during a special meeting
Monday, Dec. 29.
Council heard the first reading of and declared an emergency on two ordinances,
both of which were unanimously approved.
Ordinance 1492-14 makes
appropriations totaling nearly
$10.9 million for the current
expenses and other expenditures of the village during the
year ending Dec. 31, 2015.
The increase in funds for
2015 is due to the Phase II of
the Sewer Separation Project
scheduled for 2015.
Council would like to re-

mind residents that the Sewer

Separation Project is an EPA
mandate and must be done.
Current plans for the project
call for a total of three phases.
The project is set to be complete in 2018.
The 2015 appropriations are
as follows:
101 General Fund$408,000
102 Income Tax Fund$579,000
104 Street Light Levy
Fund- $85,000
201 Street Construction
Fund- $674,000
202 State Highway Improvement Fund- $24,500
203 Drug Law Enforcement Fund- $100
204 Indigent Drivers Alcohol Fund- $100
206 Police Pension Fund-

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418 Pool Bond Levy Fund$7,884
507 Cap Improvement
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510 Cherry St/North Drive
ProJ Fund -0 511 Mult Street Improvements -0 512 Electric Generator -0 513 WTP Construction -0 515 WW Pump Station
(Grant) -0 517 WW Sewer Separation- $5,001,000
520 Dooley Dr Improvements- $111,000
601 Water Fund- $676,000
602 Sewer Fund- $601,000
603 Water Cap Improvement Fund- $249,000
604 Sewer Cap Improvement Fund- $452,000
605 WTP Cap Improve-

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207 Mayors Court Computer Fund- $1,500
208 Police Fund- $391,700
209 Vil Permissive Tax I
Fund- $83,000
210 Co Permissive License
Fund- 89,000
211 EMS Fund- $159,000
212 Vil Permissive Tax II
Fund- $83,000
213 Fire Levy Fund$43,000
215 Pool Maintenance
Fund- $71,800
216 EMS Village Levy
Fund- $20,000
217 EMS Contract Fund$34,300
218 PD Cont Officers
Training- $200
221 Rehab Grant Fund$15
228 Cemetery Perpetual

301 Towne Center Blvd.,

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ment- $453,000
606 Solid Waste Fund$150,000
607 Curbing- $50,400
608 Water Security Deposits Fund- $12,500
610 Water Tower Fund -0 611 Multiple Street Improvement Fund -0 612 Sewer Separation Cap
Improvement Fund- $290,000
706 Cemetery Trust Fund$25
810 Mayors Court Fund$21,000
811 Multiple Street Improvement- Subdivision -0 819 PCFA Fund- $73,300
820 PCFA FEMA Grant
-0 Grand Total- $10,887,224
Ordinance 1491-14 amends
and increases appropriations
for current expenses and

other expenditures of the village during the current year

ending Dec. 31. The adjusted
2014 appropriations total
In other matters, council
unanimously approved the
transfer of $29,938.15 from
the Water Fund to the Capital
Improvement Fund.
The next meeting will be at
6:30 p.m. on Jan. 5.

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8A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Commissioners Journal
Commissioners Journal December
10, 2014
This 10th day of December, 2014,
the Board of County Commissioners
met in regular session with the following members present: Tony Zartman, Roy Klopfenstein, Fred Pieper,
and Nola Ginter, Clerk.
County Auditor Claudia Fickel
met briefly with the commissioners
to discuss the county IT issues. The
courthouse holiday schedule was
also discussed. She also presented the
Special Funds budget for approval
(see resolution below).
Ed Bohn, Paulding County EMA
- Bohn announced the Ohio SERC
Board will approve Paulding Countys EMPG and Haz-Mat Plans today.
Bohn as met with Lucas County
LEPC director Mike Frey who has
agreed to assist with Paulding Countys 2015 Haz-Mat Plan. Bohn announced that Schweller Electric has
agreed to maintain the EMA generator. Schweller is also in the process of
getting parts for defective sirens.
Bohn reported 150 gallons of diesel fuel spilled at a car/semi accident.
He noted he will have assistance in
the clean-up.
Bohn also presented his activity
report for the weeks of Nov. 24 and
30 for the commissioners review.
Erika Willitzer, Paulding Putnam
- Willitzer was excited to announce
that Paulding Putnam Electric Co-Op
hopes to offer an RLF in 2015. She
also reported on USDA loans that can
be used by local businesses to build
infrastructure. Willitzer is working
closely with PC Economic Development so efforts will not be duplicated.
The commissioners applauded Willitzer and her work done while chamber director. They then congratulated
her on her new position at Paulding
Putnam and wished her the best.
Phillip Jackson, Indiana Small
Business IT LLC, met with the commissioners to discuss the fiber/phone
voice over IP system that MetaLINK
will be installing.

A motion was made by Klopfenstein to go into executive session at
8:02 a.m. with the Paulding County
Prosecutor to discuss legal matters.
The motion was seconded by Pieper.
All members voting yea.
At 8:26 a.m. all members present
agreed to adjourn the executive session and go into regular session.
Pieper moved to adopt the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the
Board of County Commissioners
does hereby approve the first quarter
FY 2015 budget (October 1, 2014,
through December 31, 2014) for
the Paulding County Victims Assistance, to provide for current expenses and other expenditures of said
Paulding County Victims Assistance
during the first quarter fiscal year
ending September 30, 2015; to-wit:
Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2014 TOTAL
Pieper moved to adopt the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the
Board of County Commissioners
does hereby approve the first quarter
FY 2015 budget (October 1, 2014,
through December 31, 2014) for
the Paulding County Victims Assistance, to provide for current expenses and other expenditures of said
Paulding County Victims Assistance
during the first quarter fiscal year
ending September 30, 2015; to-wit:
Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2014 TOTAL
Pieper moved to adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board

of County Commissioners does
hereby direct the County Auditor to
amend the 2014 Annual Appropriation by appropriating the following
in the Excess Proceeds Tax Fund
(Fund 181), to-wit; 181-001-00001/
Excess Proceeds Tax/Reimb Excess
Proceeds AMOUNT: $548.58
Pieper moved to adopt the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board
of County Commissioners does
hereby direct the County Auditor to
amend the 2014 Annual Appropriation by appropriating the following
in the Capital Improvements Fund
(Fund 182), to-wit; 182-001-00001/
Capital Improvements/Capital Improvements AMOUNT: $100,000
Pieper moved to adopt the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the
Board of County Commissioners
does hereby modify the 2014 Annual
Appropriation and hereby directs the
Paulding County Auditor to transfer funds, to-wit; FROM: 001-00300014/General Fund/County Treasurer/Bank Fees TO: 001-003-00003/
General Fund/County Treasurer/Supplies AMOUNT: $732.72
Klopfenstein moved to adopt the
following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the
Board of County Commissioners
does hereby modify the 2014 Annual
Appropriation and hereby directs the
Paulding County Auditor to transfer funds, to-wit; FROM: 001-00300007/General Fund/County Treasurer/Advertising/Printing $371, 001003-00006/General Fund/County
Treasurer/Travel $779.93 TO: 001003-00003/General Fund/County
Treasurer/Supplies AMOUNT:

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following resolution:
WHEREAS, Paulding County will
soon be receiving revenue generated
by EDP Renewables Timber Road II
Wind Farm located in Benton Township for tax year 2014, payable in
2015; and
WHEREAS, Ohio Revised Code
Section 5727.75 sets forth the
framework for the receipt of the
revenue to be generated by the wind
turbines, stating: The County Treasurer shall allocate the payment on
the basis of the projects physical location; and
WHEREAS, it is the Paulding
County Prosecutors opinion, dated
September 25, 2012, that the Paulding County Board of Commissioners have the authority by resolution
to determine how the revenue to be
generated by the wind turbines is to
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for the Timber Road II Wind Farm in
Paulding County, Benton Township,
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Pieper moved to adopt the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the
Board of County Commissioners
does hereby modify the 2014 Annual
Appropriation and hereby directs the
Paulding County Auditor to transfer funds in the Wireless 911 Fund
(Fund 170), to-wit; FROM: 170-00100005/Wireless 911/Equipment TO:
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Pieper moved to adopt the following resolution:
WHEREAS, whenever a political
subdivision of the state is required by
law to make any legal publication in
a newspaper, the newspaper shall be
one of general circulation; and
WHEREAS, the Paulding County
Prosecuting Attorney has deemed
that both the Paulding Progress and
the West Bend News meet the criteria for a newspaper of general circulation; and
WHEREAS, upon receiving
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following the general practice of
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Pieper moved to adopt the following resolution:
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Paulding County Church Directory

Antwerp Community Church, 704 S. Erie St., SR 49, Antwerp; Pastor
Ricky L. Grimes 419-258-2069. Bible Study Fellowship 9:30 am; Contemporary Worship 10:30 am, Wednesday Discipleship Study, 7:00 pm
Antwerp United Methodist Church, East River Street, Rev. Pastor Mike
Schneider, church telephone number is 258-4901, Comtemporaty service
Sunday 8:30a.m., Sunday school 9:30a.m., Traditional Service 10:30a.m.
Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, 303 S. Monroe, Antwerp. Office: 417 N.
Main, Paulding, 399-2576, Rev. Joseph Poggemeyer, Masses: Sunday at
First Baptist Church, 5482 CR 424, Pastor Todd Murray, 258-2056,
Sunday school at 9 a.m., Sunday worship 10 a.m.; evening service 6 p.m.,
Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 126 W. River St., Pastor Mike Pennington,
258-2864, Sunday school at 11:15 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:00 a.m.
Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses, 2937 US 24, 258-2290. Public
talk 10 a.m. Sunday, Congregation Bible Study, Theocratic Ministry School
& Service Meeting, Theocratic school 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Rev. Derek Evans. Sunday school at 9
a.m., Sunday worship at 10 a.m.
Riverside Christian Church, 15413 St. Rt. 49, (corner Ohio 49 and Road
192), Antwerp. 258-3895, Pastor Regan Clem.
Apostolic Christian Church, 13562 Road 147, Defiance (Junction), 3993121, William Schlatter, Elder, Sunday services at 10:15 a.m. and 12:30
p.m., Sunday school at 1 p.m., Wednesday services at 7:30 p.m.
Bethel Christian Church, Ohio 66, Defiance (Arthur), Pastor Christopher
Baker, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.
Church of Christ, corner of County Roads 166 and 191, Evangelist Lonnie Lambert, 399-5022, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Bible
study at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
Junction Bible Christian Church, County Road 111, Defiance (Junction),
393-2671 or JunctionBible@copper.net, Interim Pastor Duane Richardson,
Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship follows at 10:30 a.m & Bible
Study on Wed. at 7pm.
Pleasantview Missionary Baptist Church, County Road 180, Defiance
(Junction), Rev. Alan Ray Newsome, Sunday worship at 11 a.m., evening
service at 6 p.m.; Wednesday evening services at 7 p.m.
Rock Church, SR 637, Five Span-Arthur area, Pastor Bobby Branham
393-2924, Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:45 a.m., Sunday
evening worship at 7 p.m., Wednesday evening worship at 7 p.m., Youth
Service Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Grover Hill Church of the Nazarene, Maple and East Jackson streets,
Pastor Jonathan L. Hoagland, 587-3376, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Morning worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening gospel hour at 6 p.m., Wednesday evening service at 7 p.m.
Grover Hill Zion United Methodist Church, corner of First and Harrison,
587-3941; Pastor Mike Waldron, 419-238-1493 or 419-233-2241 (cell). Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:20 a.m., nursery available
during all services.
Mandale Church of Christ in Christian Union, Ohio 66, Pastor Justin Sterrett, 419-786-9878, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:30
a.m. and 6 p.m., Wednesday prayer meeting at 7 p.m.
Middle Creek United Methodist Church, County Road 24, Grover Hill,
Pastor William Sherry, Sunday worship at 9 a.m., Sunday school at 10:15
a.m., Sunday evening Bible study at 6 p.m.
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Grover Hill, County Road 151, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Pastor David Prior, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.,
Wednesday evening prayer meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Roselms Christian Church, Ohio 114, Pastor Gary Church, 594-2445,
Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.
Apostolic Christian Church, 12867 Road 82, Haviland, 399-5220, worship service at 10:30 a.m.
Country Chapel United Methodist Church, Haviland, 419-622-5746, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:15 a.m.
Latty Zion Baptist Church, Latty, Pastor Levi Collins Jr., 399-2748, Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship service at 11:15 a.m.
Harvest Field Pentecostal Church of God, 13625 Road 12, Scott, Pastor
Terry Martin, 419-622-2026, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday morning
worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday Evening worship at 6 pm, Wednesday evening worship at 7:00 pm, Wednesday Youth Group at 7 pm.
Friends United Methodist Church, Latty, Pastor Ron Johnson. Sunday
worship at 9 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study at 7 p.m.

Auglaize Chapel Church of God, rural Oakwood, 3 miles south and half
mile west on County Road 60, Pastor Stan Harmon, 594-2248, Sunday
worship at 9:00 a.m. Sunday school at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday services for
children, youth and adults at 7:00 p.m.
Melrose United Methodist Church, Melrose, 594-2076, Pastor Eileen Kochensparger 399-5818; Sunday school 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:30
a.m., Wednesday Bible study and prayer at 7 p.m.
Twin Oaks United Methodist Church, corner of Harmon and Second
streets, Oakwood, Pastor Eric Dailey. 419-594-2992. Sunday worship at
9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 10:45 a.m., Bible Study Wednesdays at 10 a.m.
Bible Baptist Church, corner of Cleveland and Perry streets, Grover Hill, Prairie Chapel Bible Church, one mile east and a half-mile north of OakPastor Pat Holt, 587-4021, Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sunday worship at 11 wood on the corner of Roads 104 and 209, Pastor Earl Chapman, 594-2057,
a.m., Sunday evening worship at 6 p.m.; Wednesday prayer meeting at 7 Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m., evening worship
at 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.


Bethel United Methodist, Forders Bridge, Cecil, Pastor Kevin Doseck
(419) 899-4153, worship service at 10:30 a.m., Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.
Bethlehem Temple Pentecostal, 818 West Jackson Street, Paulding,
399-3770, Rev. Burpo, Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sunday worship at 12 p.m.
Cecil Community Church, 203 S. Main St., Cecil. Pastor Ted Ramey.
Sun. school 10:00 am, Worship service 11 am, Sun. eve. 6 pm, Wed.
eve. 6 pm.
Cecil First Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Cecil, Sunday worship
at 8 a.m., Sunday school at 9 a.m.
Christian Fellowship Church, Paulding High School Auditeria, 10 a.m.
Sunday. Pastor Greg Cramer.
Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, 417 N. Main, Paulding, 399-2576, Rev.
Joseph Poggemeyer, Masses: Saturday at 6 p.m.; Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1275 Emerald Road, Paulding, 419-3995061, Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., worship services at 10:45 a.m. and 6
p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor Drew Gardner.
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1233 Emerald Road,
Paulding, 419-399-4576, Sunday school 9 a.m., Worship service 10
a.m. Pastor Jeff Seger.
First Presbyterian Church, 114 West Caroline Street, Paulding, 3992438, Rev. David Meriwether, 9:00am Sunday school (youth and adult),
9:15 a.m. praise singing, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship. Communion 1st
Sunday each month. No 1st Wednesday supper.
Grace Community Church, Ohio 111 West across from Paulding County
Hospital.Sunday school at 8:45 a.m., service at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Cameron
House of Love Ministries, 220 N. Williams St., Paulding. Pastor Predest (Dwayne) Richardson or Sister Brenda Richardson, 419-399-9205
or 419-796-8718, Sunday worship at 3 p.m. Wednesday night bible study
at 5:30. Jail Ministry, Food Ministry, Outreach Ministry. Overcomer Outreach - a Christian 12-steap meeting, Sundays at 5 p.m.
New Beginnings Church (Church of God), Cecil, Pastor Roy Burk,
399-5041, Sunday worship at 11 a.m.
Paulding Church of Christ, East Perry Street, Paulding, Minister
Christopher Reno, 419-399-4761. Bible school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday
worship at 10:30 a.m.
Paulding Church of the Nazarene, 210 Dooley Dr., Paulding, 3993932, Pastor Jeremy Thompson, Sunday school at 9:15 a.m., Sunday
worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening at 6 p.m.: Kids Summer Jam
(ages 4-4th grade), Preteen class (5th-6th grade), Teen group (7th-12th
grade), and adult service. Wednesday at 7 p.m.: Teen group (7th-12th
grade), adult bible study and prayer. Nursery available for all services.
Paulding Family Worship Center, 501 West Perry Street, Paulding,
399-3525, Rev. Monte Moore, Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m.
Paulding United Methodist Church, 321 North Williams Street, Paulding, church telephone number is 399-3591, Rev. Roger Emerson, Worship
service at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday School, 11:15 a.m.; Wed. worship at 6 pm.
Church office is located at 308 N. Main St.

Pentecostal Church of God, 601 W. Caroline St., Paulding, Elder

George Robinson, Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship service at noon,
prayer services Monday at 6 p.m. and Thursday at noon, Bible study at
6 p.m. Tuesday.
Pioneer Christian Ministries, County Road 108 and Ohio 637, Paulding,
Rev. Chuck Oliver, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:30
a.m., and Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. including a youth service on at least
three Wednesday evenings.
Rose Hill Church of God, corner of SR 637 and Charloe Trail, Paulding,
399-3113, Pastor Ron Hofacker, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday service from 7-8 p.m. with childrens hour.
St. John Lutheran ChurchELCA, 7611 Road 87, Briceton, Pastor Karen
Stetins, church telephone number is 419-399-4962 or 419-399-2320. Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m., Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 601 Flat Rock Drive (P.O. Box
156), Paulding, Pastor Karen Stetins, church telephone number is 399-2320,
Sunday Worship at 10:30 a.m., Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.
Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, 203 W. Townline, Payne, 399-2576, Rev.
Joseph Poggemeyer, Masses: Saturday at 4 p.m.
Edgerton Wesleyan Church, 1717 Bertha St., Woodburn, (Edgerton)
Ind. 46797, Pastor Dave Dignal, church telephone number is 260-632-4008,
Sunday school at 9 a.m., childrens church at 10 a.m., worship at 10 a.m.,
home groups at 6 p.m., Wednesday evening services at 6:30 p.m..
Living Water Ministries, Contemporary worship service Sunday nights at
10 a.m. & 6:30 p.m., The Well church for kids, Sunday mornings from 1011:30 a.m. The church is currently in the process of relocating. For location
information, contact Pastor Rich Phelan, 419-263-2728.
Payne Church of Christ, 220 West Merrin Street, Payne, Pastor Mikeal
George. Sunday worship at 9:30 am. 419-263-2092; 419-574-2150 (cell).
Payne Church of the Nazarene, 509 E. Orchard St. (Ohio 500) Payne,
Pastor Mike Harper, 263-2422, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship
at 10:30 a.m. Sunday night service at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday prayer meeting
at 7:30 p.m.
St. Jacob United Church of Christ, southwest corner of Oak and Hyman
streets, Payne, Rev. Jim Langham, 263-2763. Sunday School 9 a.m, Church
service-10 a.m.
St. James Lutheran Church NALC, West Townline Street (P.O. Box 42),
Payne, 263-2129, Pastor Fred Meuter, 260-492-2581. Sunday School at 9
a.m., Sunday worship at 10 a.m.
St. Paul United Methodist Church, (P.O. Box 154) 312 South Main
Street, Payne, Rev. David Rohrer, church telephone number is 263-2418,
parsonage telephone number is 263-2017, Sunday school at 9 a.m., Sunday
worship at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
Editors Note: If your church doesnt have service times listed, please contact the Paulding County Progress office to notify of Sunday service times.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Paulding County Progress - 9A

Romans voyage: A World War II hero

Saving the life of an enemy in 1944

By Gerald Sinn
Part 2 of 3
In last weeks first part Roman
Lakers daughter, Mary, and two
granddaughters from Syracuse,
Ind., visited Italy and discovered
where Roman served as a medic
during WW II. Several war stories were also incorporated with
Lakers journey. In todays story
we read of his relationship with
his fellow service men as well as
the enemy.
Today, Laker is 93 years old
and lives on the family farm near
A Nazi saved

A Nazi prisoner-of-war
(POW) in Tent City was desperate. He needed a doctors attention. He was bleeding and he
was dying. Shrapnel opened his
stomach and had also cut-up his
Other American doctors and
medics refused to operate because of the Nazi inhumanities
that passed through the 17th
General. Then Medic Cpl. Roman Laker was asked to make a
choice to save a life, that others
would not. Romans comment,
He was just another human being, who wanted to live. On an
operating table, in a tent, in Naples, Italy, that day in December
of 1944, Roman closed up the
bleeding stomach wound and
saved the mans arm and his
In the year 2000, a German
boy visited Marys home and
family in Syracuse. He was an
exchange student for Marys son,
Joshua, who visited Europe. Roman befriended the boy for three

months in Marys home. He

was so kind to the boy, Mary
During the visit, the thought
must have crossed Romans
mind, this German boys grandfather could have been in the
War, in Tent City, on that day,
in Naples. Roman made a good
decision for humanity that day
when others did not.
The Kings hunting grounds
It seemed World War II
stopped for two months in late
November and early January,
1945. Their was too much snow
in the mountains, too much mud
on the ground. It was at this time
the strength of America came
pouring into Italy. Bombers,
fighter planes and weapons had
come from American factories
in high numbers. The highly
trained 10th Mountain Infantry
soldiers were added to the mix.
The 10th soldiers were rookies,
but they were trained warriors.
They would catch the critical
eye of the President of the United States. He agreed, he needed
In January three 10th Mountain Regiments the 85th, 86th
and 87th, were transported to
Quercianella, Italy, near Piza.
It was like a multitude of U.S.
soldiers united in Staging Area
#3, known as The Kings Hunting Grounds. It was a final USA
training area. In the two past
years these guys were trained in
Wisconsin and in the Colorado
mountains. (King Victor Emmanual was the hunter.)
Many Paulding County soldiers would have been at Kings

Ranch. One was PFC. Otis

Pease, from Latty. In later years,
Otiss son Paul would marry
Laura Phlipot, a sister to Romans wife, Christine. Roman
has no memory of meeting Otis
at the Kings Ranch, but 10 years
later they did meet at the wedding in Paulding.
The 10th Mountain Division
On Jan. 5, 1945, the war was
uppermost on the minds of the
10th Mountain Division. In three
days, the 10th Mountains 86th
Regiment, 1st Bn. (Cpl. Roman)
entered the front lines. This was
the first combat engagement for
the 10th Mountain in WW II.
They were in Bagni di Lucca,
two steps from the Riva Ridge
mountain range, side by side
with Mount Belvedere. Both
were the most important mountain ranges to conquer to get to
the Po Valley.
Riva Ridge
Riva Ridge was a total of five
mountain tops seven miles
long, 1,800 feet average height.
On the evening of Feb. 18, 700
men made a daring night climb
and successful assault against the
Nazis on the five mountains. By
daybreak the 86th Regiment had
taken the five mountain tops at
the cost of only one injury. Romans medic crew had an easy
The surprise attack was a great
victory but the Nazis were not
easy. They staged a five-day ferocious counter attack. The cost
was 17 Americans killed, 47 injured, but by Feb. 25, the 86th
Regiment 1st Bn. was standing
high in their foxholes on top of
the mountains at Riva Ridge.
Mount Belvedere
As the U.S. assault on Riva
Ridge was under way, the 10th
Mountain picked six more battalions for a night attack on Mt.
Belvedere, the next mountain
range. General George Hays
gave the order, Until first light,
no small guns fire... only hand
grenades and bayonets.
The surprise night attack
worked again. The first night
stats were low; one killed in action (KIA), four wounded in action (WIA). But it was a victory.
The 10th Mountains men were
standing on every mountain top,
including Mt. Torraccia, the final
hill on Mt. Belevedere.
Roman Laker and his crew of
medics waited at the bottom of
Mt. Belvedere the next morning.
This was easy for his medics
four injuries only. But his week
had just begun.
The counterattacks later, however, turned out to be actual war
battles. This was man-to-man
combat. Every tree and rock
was protected. Impact of bullets slammed into flesh. Direct
World War II veteran Roman Laker (left) stands proudly next to explosions from artillery and
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sualties counted up as Mt. Belvedere verses Riva Ridge. The

losses: 186 deaths in the 10th
Div., 730 wounded. The number
of Nazis killed and injured was
insurmountable. This was war in
1945, but this was also a victory.
Geneva Convention
Again there was Nazi disregard for the Geneva Convention. Nazi snipers attempted to
wipe out an 86th 3rd Battalion
Aid Station of medics. But they
were stopped. The Nazis actually
fired at medics carrying wounded men off the ridge wounding
and killing the 86ths medics
(Romans crew) on Feb. 20. On
March 2, this whole mountain
range in Italy was USA controlled. The 10th Mountain Division had won its first two great
battles and had given millions of
Americans back home the hope
they so desired.
TIME Magazine
Even as they rested from their
victories, Time Magazine told
the people at home of the praise
for the 10th Mountain Division
from the generals in Europe. It
was praise for the 86th, 1st Battalion at Riva Ridge and the heroics of the 85th, 86th and 87th
in the battle of Mt. Belvedere and
Mt. della Torraccia.
The newspapers called them
the Elite Soldiers, the BlueBlood Troops. Now these ski
troopers would be known as the
Mountain Infantry; all of them
entitled to wear the blue and
silver Combat Infantrymans
Badge (or the Combat Medical
In the months of March and
April, 1945, these mountain
fighters would lead America and
its Allies to an unbelievable termination of World War II.
The March Offensive
At dawn on March 3 it began
the first roar of artillery. A gun
roared every second, for 20 long
minutes. It was a lethal Nazi artillery barrage over the heads of the
waiting Yanks on the front lines.
The deeper the 86th pushed, the
more desperate the Nazi resistance.
One lieutenant put it, so
much shrapnel was flying over
(his) foxhole you could stick
your bayonet up in the air and
get it sharpened in seconds.
The victory for Mt. della Spe
took only four days, but it took
146 American lives, and 512
wounded. The Yanks, however,
were four miles closer, going
downhill into Po Valley. Now
the Nazi line of supply was cut
on Rt. 64 the Nazi food highway.
There was no war on April 12,
1945, the day President Franklin D. Roosevelt died. Perhaps
God sent a cloudy, rainy day, so
that America and our free-world
could pause in war to honor our

Roman Laker as a young soldier during the early 1940s. Laker served as a medic while saving the lives of those on both
sides during World War II.
great, fallen President.
The Spring Offensive
April 14 to April 16, there was
no surprise, the Nazis were waiting this time. The day was April
14, 1945. It was the bloodiest
day for the 10th Mountain, in
spite of extensive bombing by
U.S. artillery and aircraft. It started in Torre and Issu, Italy, near
Hills #913, #909 and #903, just
north of Mt. della Spe.
The size of this battleground
was small, only 3.5 miles square.
The battle took only three days,
but the cost was enormous
1,336 casualties, which included 285 men killed in the 10th
Mountain. The medics were
handling as many as 427 injuries
per day.
Mine fields were extremely
dangerous and hideous in this
war (the cowards way of killing). The 86ths Company G had
61 men killed just in two small
towns from mine explosions.
So brave were our soldiers who
swept for mines. Nazis used
hickory nuts in some minebombs. They were so desperate
for supplies they used hickory
nuts to kill American GIs.
Soldiers would actually fistfight just to sleep next to Romans foxhole at night thinking they would live another day.
Roman Bud Laker saved lives,
his medic crews did hundreds of
medical operations without ever
seeing the inside of a medical
college classroom. They did it
with bullets and jagged shrapnel
whistling over their shoulders.
One of the injured, in the
Spring Offensive on April 14,
was Second Lt. Bob Dole, 10th
Mtn. 1st Bn, 85th. future senator and presidential hopeful. His
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his life. He was hit on Hill #913,

near Pradd-Bianco, Italy.
The Breakout
April 17-April 20. At about
4 p.m. on April 16, the gallant
10th Mountain 87th Regiment
captured Tole, Italy, from the
Nazis, under brutal, heroic combat fighting. The Spring Offensive was the last great battle for
the 10th Mountain blue-blood
troops. From Tole it was all
downhill, all the way to the Po
All three regiments, (85th,
86th, 87th) were moving fast
the fastest units in the entire
5th Army, it was noted. The
Mountain Infantry, moved down
Rt. 64. They moved the last
15 miles, capturing town after
town, taking Nazi prisoners by
the thousands. Tanks of the 1st
Armored Div. moved with them.
By April 20, at 8 a.m., the 85th
troopers did a break out into Po
Valley the first 5th Army Unit
to do it. They captured the Po
Valley. The Nazis were running
beyond the river!
The tanks, the medics, the Nazis
It was near this place the Nazis fired at Romans Red Cross
truck. They missed the target,
but blasted the Red Cross trailer
attached, with a Panzer cannon
As a prelude, to show the
Nazis how cowardly they were
to attack Americas medics at
war the first armored tanks assembled a tank strike against the
running Nazis. Tanks were lined
up 20 or so across, high on the
banks of the Po, ready to make a
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10A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, December 31, 2014


fourth, Panthers 12th at LCC holiday Invite
Varsity Raiders
Goeltzenleuchter named most outstanding wrestler
of the
Girls basketball


From Staff Reports
LIMA Wayne Traces
wrestling team claimed a
fourth place finish in the Lima
Central Catholic Holiday Invitation on Saturday. In the 18
team field the Paulding Panthers took 12th.
Carey captured the tournament title with 305 points
followed by Coldwater (267),
Williamsburg (191.5) and
Wayne Trace (164.5). Paulding finished with 110 points.
Raider mentor George Clemens was unsure of what to
expect of his team as it was
competing with several components missing, including
all seniors out of the line up.
However, the underclassmen
would step up and not disappoint in the 18-team tournament.
Wayne Trace claimed three
individual championships in
the tournament.
Max Rassman, George Clemens, and Ruger Goeltzenleuchter would be crowned
champions at this years edition of the seasonal tournament. Braxton Asher would
be the only other Raider to

find his way to the podium

with a third place finish.
Rassman would start things
off for the Raiders in the 113
pound weight class. He would
simply go 5-0 for the day and
garner all of his wins via
pins in the first period of all
Max really wrestled well
today. He was aggressive and
as his confidence grows, he
just elevates his wrestling,
stated Coach Clemens. The
freshman would earn his
first ever holiday crown and
also earn the special honor of
wrestler with the most pins on
the day with five.
Following up in the 120
pound class, Clemens IV
would be crowned champion
again for his third time in as
many tries. He would capture
wins with three pins and a
tech fall on the day.
George was offensive
minded today and really put
some points up. He had a few
miscues, but was solid and
was never really in jeopardy
today, controlling his matches from start to finish, commented Coach Clemens.

George Clemens
Three-year champion

in the match and find himself

tied at the end of the third.
However, in overtime, Ruger
would muster the energy to
score and seal the deal of beStryker................................55
ing champion at 126 pounds.
With the dramatic upset victory and the battling
through illness, GoeltzenPaulding.............................31
leuchter was voted on by
Wayne Trace........................51
all the coaches as the Most
Ft. Jennings.........................29
Outstanding Wrestler of the
He had a huge match to
finish first. He wrestled with
Miller City...........................68
lots of guts and determination
today. Most would have not
stepped on the mat, or made
Wayne Trace........................53
excuses, but Ruger just kept
Miller City...........................37
competing. He is very deserving of this honor from the
other coaches, stated Clemens.
Following up three back
Wayne Trace 4th............ 164.5
to back champions, Braxton Asher would be the only
Paulding 12th...................110
other wrestler to finish on the
podium. At 220, Asher would
battle his way to a 3-1 record
for the day and would capture
FRIDAY, JANUARY 2 all of his wins with pins.
Girls Basketball: Wayne Trace at
He continues to improve
and has been working on a
SATURDAY, JANUARY 3 few things in practice. He has
Boys Basketball: Liberty Center at
huge potential and is competPaulding
Girls Basketball: Delphos Jeffering very well for a freshman
son at Antwerp
in the upper weight classes.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 6 If not for a minor mistake,
Boys Basketball: Delphos St.
Pauldings Adam Deatrick participated in the Lima Central Catholic Invitational on Saturday. Braxton could very well be
Johns at Paulding; Edgerton at
Deatrick wrestles in the 170 pound weight class and had a second place finish. As a team, Pauld- competing for first place toWayne Trace
ing finished 12th in the 18 team field. Wayne Trace collected a fourth place team standing.
Girls Basketball: Woodlan at
Wayne Trace........................45

Boys basketball

What a match to finish

the day on! Ruger was feeling under the weather today
and was not his spunky self,
but he turned it up when he
needed to and just beat a state
ranked and quality wrestler,
quipped Clemens.
Goeltzenleuchter would
battle through sickness and
remain undefeated on the day
setting up a match with a state
ranked Coldwater wrestler.
Ruger would push the action

Ruger Goeltzenleuchter
Most Outstanding Wrestler


Sports schedule

Wrestling: Antwerp GMC Quad at

Unbeaten Raiders pull

away for win over Wildcats

Trace scored more points in
the third quarter than they did
in the first half as the Raiders pulled away in the second
half for a 53-37 win over host
Miller City Saturday night.
The Raiders led 19-15 at
the intermission but scored
20 points in the third period
to open up a 39-24 advantage
at the end of three quarters.
Wayne Trace then outpointed
the Wildcats 14-13 in the final stanza to seal the victory.
With the victory, the Raiders remain unbeaten at 6-0 on
the season while the Wildcats
drop to 4-2 overall.
Leading 19-15 at the intermission, Wayne Trace took
control of the contest in the
third quarter.
After Miller Citys Adam
Niese hit one of two free
throws to start the second
half scoring, the Raiders
took advantage of a Wildcat
turnover to get a pair of Luke
Miller foul shots and a David
Sinn basket for a 23-16 advantage.
Following a Wildcat miss,
two Miller 3-pointers sandwiched around a Wildcat
basket from Adam Drummelsmith gave Wayne Trace
a 29-18 lead.
I thought we came out
and played pretty well, especially in the second half,
noted Raider head coach Jim
Linder. We were able to
get the ball inside to David
(Sinn) and that helped open
up some good looks for Luke
(Miller) and Corbin (Linder).
We got everybody involved
and it allowed us to take advantage of some good scoring opportunities.
Miller City did get within
32-24 on a Drummelsmith
3-pointer but the Raiders

closed the quarter with seven

straight points.
A 3-point play by Sinn,
along with buckets from Miller and Sinn, expanded the
Wayne Trace lead to 39-24
after three periods.
Luke and Corbin each hit
some big shots for us, Linder
continued. I thought David
had a very good game inside
as well. We got the ball inside
to Cole early on too. We had a
lot of kids contribute tonight.
Two Jared Snyder baskets
pulled Miller City within 4128 early in the fourth quarter
but the Wildcats would get no
A Corbin Linder 3-pointer
and a Miller basket expanded
the advantage to 46-28 and
Wayne Trace cruised from
there to the victory.
We had some sickness to
deal with and you dont know
what to expect sometime
coming off a holiday break,
Linder concluded. For the
most part, I was pretty pleased
with the effort though.
David Sinn paced the
Raiders with 17 points while
Luke Miller added 15 points
and Corbin Linder chipped in
13. Corbin Linder and Cole
Shepherd each recorded six
rebounds with Luke Miller


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dishing out four assists. Ethan

Linder and Shepherd both had
three steals for the Raiders.
Adam Niese bucketed 11
points for Miller City while
Jared Snyder and Adam
Drummelsmith added nine
each. Jacob Kuhlman chipped
in eight for the Wildcats.
Drummelsmith recorded seven rebounds with Niese getting six. Niese also had three
steals and three assists for
Miller City.
In the junior varsity game,
Wayne Trace posted a 40-32
win over the Wildcats as the
Raiders won three of the four
quarters in the contest.
The Raiders led 9-5 after
one quarter and widened the
margin to 21-16 at the intermission. Each team scored
ten points in the third period.
Brady Stabler had 10 points
for the Raiders with Seth Saylor and Jayden Sherry chipping in nine each. Saylor also
had six rebounds for Wayne
Trace while Stabler dished
out four assists.
Mitchell Barlage topped
Miller City with 11 points and
seven rebounds.
The Raiders return to action on Jan. 8 as Wayne Trace
hosts Edgerton in the Green
Meadows Conference opener.

Max Rassman
5-0 on the day
day, stated Clemens.
The Paulding Panthers
were led by Adam Deatrick,
who finished second in the
170-pound class. With a solid
showing on Saturday Deatrick managed to capture his
100th wrestling career win as
a Panther.
Senior Aaron Mock placed
fourth in the 160 pound
weight class while teammate
Ryan Woodring, a freshman,
also had a fourth place finish at 106. Dakota Valdez, a
senior for the maroon-andwhite took runner-up honors
at 220.
Other wrestlers garnering
points for the Raiders were
Hunter Showalter 11th, Carl
Elliott 12th, Caleb Schultz
ninth, Brandon Laney ninth,
Dylan Jackson 14th, and Colten Hower 12th.
Overall, I am satisfied
with the teams effort today.
We were void in four weight
classes and had several quality wrestlers not competing,
but the youth of this team is
really stepping up. Once we
get our experience back, and
can field a whole team, I feel
we can compete with anyone.
We have a couple of weeks to
get healthy and get ready for a
next tri-match at Wayne Trace
on Jan. 17, finished Clemens.

Lady Panthers drop two in

Bryan holiday tournament
BRYAN The Lady Panthers dropped two games at
the Lady Bear Holiday Classic in Bryan this past weekend. On Friday night, the local squad was dominated by
Stryker, 55-33. The following
night Paulding jumped off to
a good start and then faded
to lose to Bryan, 44-28 in the
consolation game.
In the game for third place,
the Panthers came out on fire
and jumped to a 14-6 advantage at the end of the first
quarter. In that eight minutes, senior Suzanne Reinhart
scored seven of the Paulding
points to help carry the local
squad to the first quarter advantage.

Things turned around
quickly, however, in the second quarter when the Paulding shooting turned icy and
the Lady Bears ran off 16
straight points to grab a 2214 advantage. The Panthers
finally scored on a free throw
by Audrey Manz with 31 seconds remaining in the half.
Then, just before the buzzer, the Panthers Faith Vogel pulled off a 3-point play
but the maroon-and -white
walked off the floor at the
half, trailing, 24-18.
This was a switch; I just
wish that we could have left
things turned around, commented Paulding head coach
Lyndsi Schultz. We usually
have a bad first quarter and
then spend the rest of the
game trying to catch up. This
time we had a great start but
then we couldnt protect our
We didnt change anything for the rest of the game.
Everything was just the same;
we just stopped being aggressive, continued Schultz.
They ran off that 16-0 run in
the second quarter when we
stopped being aggressive. We
can run the best defense in the

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Pauldings Samantha Meggison #23 battles for an offensive

rebound against Stryker last Friday in the Bryan Holiday Classic.
world, but if we dont attack, that to 30-19 at the half before
were going to fall short.
moving on to the big win.
Bryan continued to pull Vogel led Paulding with
away for the remainder of the 12 points while Audra Rupp
game to the final margin of 16 scored 15 points and Haley
Doehrmann added 14 points
Skyler McCullough led for Strykers Lady Panthers.
the Paulding scoring with Stryker played really well
12 points while Allye Minor with their point guard/big girl
added 14 points and Delaney combination, said Schultz.
Miley chipped in 10 points We really struggled to stop
for Bryan.
it and they were able to shut
Pauldings inability to cash down our big girl after the
in on free throws and to leave first half. Turnovers are typtoo many empty possessions ically a bad point for us and
on Friday night proved to tonight we had a lot of empty
be the downfall in the Pan- possessions.
thers 22-point loss to a good We are really struggling
Stryker team.
to put together 32 minutes of
Stryker opened up with a endurance and toughness to12-9 advantage at the end of gether, added Schultz.
the first quarter and increased

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 Paulding County Progress - 11A

Mistakes haunt WT
in loss to Lancers

VAN WERT When you
commit 26 turnovers, it
makes it very difficult to pick
up victories in high school
The Wayne Trace Lady
Raiders did just that last Tuesday night at Lincolnview and
the Lancers took advantage
by posting a 56-45 victory in
non-league action.
from a pair of big efforts by
Hannah McCleery and Julia
Thatcher, who led the Lancers in scoring with 20 points
McCleery added four rebounds, three assists and four
steals to go along with her 20
points while Thatcher added
six boards and three steals for
the Lancers, who move to 5-2
on the season.

However, the game came
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to too many mistakes
Brooke Combs #10 launches a trey against Stryker in the
by Wayne Trace, who comopening game of the Bryan Holiday Classic.
mitted numerous unforced
turnovers that led to 22 Lincolnview points.
We have to do a better
job of taking care of the basketball, commented Raider
head coach Bethany Hughes.
Too many mistakes and a lot
of them were just unforced
errors on our part. We need to
clean that up.
It was a bounce-back victory for Lincolnview, which
was coming off a loss in
Northwest Conference action
to Allen East last week.
It was good to see the girls
respond and get a good win,
head coach Dan Williamson.
I didnt know how we would
come out but we were able to
make enough plays tonight.
Defensively, I thought we did
a much better job in the second half.
Wayne Trace led only briefly in the first quarter, the last
of which came on a pair of
Danae Myers free throws to
make it 12-11 Raiders.
However, the Lancers answered with two late buckets
from Ashton Bowersock to
post a 15-11 advantage after
eight minutes of action.
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After the Raiders got with Faith Vogel #11 muscles her way to a second half score in 17-15 following a pair of
against Stryker last Friday night.
Gracie Gudakunst foul shots,
Lincolnview took advantage

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Danae Myers looks to go along the baseline towards the basket. Myers collected nine rebounds for the Lady Raiders.
of three straight Wayne Trace
turnovers and turned them
into points.
Thatcher hit one of two foul
shots for Lincolnview before consecutive buckets by
Thatcher, Alena Looser and
Bowersock pushed the Lancer lead to 24-15.
Following a timeout by
Coach Hughes, the Raiders
got consecutive buckets from
Erin Mohr and Gudakunst to
help the visitors pull within
25-22 at the intermission.
Wayne Trace then tied
the contest at 33-33 early in
the third quarter on a Mohr
bucket before Lincolnview
responded. The Lancers finished the quarter with eight
straight points to post a 41-33
lead after three periods.
McCleery, who did not play
in the second quarter due to
being in foul trouble, made
her presence felt in the third
The Lancer guard scored
six points in the stanza while
adding a pair of assists and
two offensive rebounds that
led to baskets to spark the
Lincolnview offense.
Two free throws by Bowersock started the eight point
Lincolnview run before baskets by Thatcher, Katlyn

Wendel and McCleery closed

out the spurt.
Wayne Trace got as close as
46-40 in the fourth quarter after two Mohr free throws but
the Raiders were unable to
get any closer. Three straight
turnovers on its next three
possessions doomed any rally hopes for Wayne Trace
and the Lancers put the game
Lincolnview outrebounded
Wayne Trace 32-29 on the
night while the Lancers committed 21 turnovers compared
to Wayne Traces 26.
Erin Mohr led all scorers
on the night with 25 points
to pace Wayne Trace. Danae Myers picked up nine
rebounds for the Raiders
with Gracie Gudakunst dishing out five assists. Hollie
Wannemacher also had three
steals for the Raiders.
Wayne Trace falls to 3-3 on
the season.
Lincolnviews junior varsity moved to 5-2 on the season with a 44-30 win over the
Brooke Sinn had seven
points, seven rebounds and
six assists for Wayne Trace,
which falls to 2-4 on the season. Courtney Mead chipped
in six points for the Raiders.

The Lady Panthers Suzanne Reinhart #34 weaves her way Erin Mohr works her way toward the basket for another field goal attempt. Mohr finished with
25 points to lead the Raiders in scoring.
through the Stryker defense last Friday night in Bryan.

Lady Raiders roll

past Musketeers

run to start the game proved
to be plenty for the Wayne
Trace girls basketball team as
the Raiders rolled past Fort
Jennings 51-29 in non-league
action Saturday afternoon.
The Raiders went on to post
a 21-3 first quarter lead and
led 34-10 at the intermission
en route to the easy victory.
Wayne Trace is now 4-3 on
the season while Fort Jennings drops to 0-9.
Shayna Temple scored
eight points in the opening
stanza and Erin Mohr added
six to lead the Raiders to the
early advantage. Wayne Trace
took advantage of 10 Fort
Jennings turnovers in the first
quarter and outrebounded the
Musketeers 12-6.
A trey by Keri Eickholt got
the Musketeers on the board
at the 2:35 mark of the first
quarter, but the Raiders finished off the periods scoring
with two Temple buckets to
make it 21-3.
After the two teams traded
baskets in the second quarter, Wayne Trace scored nine
straight points to widen the
margin. Baskets by Temple,
Mohr and Courtney Mead
were followed by two Hollie
Wannemacher free throws
and a Brooke Sinn foul shot
to set the lead at 32-5.
Fort Jennings used a late
trey from Gabby Clippinger
and a bucket by Erin Osting
to trim the deficit to 34-10 at
The Musketeers did win
each of the final two quarters,
outscoring Wayne Trace 7-6
in the third stanza and 12-11
in the fourth to set the final
margin at 51-29.
Kylie Jettinghoff paced the
Musketeers with nine points
and Keri Eickholt added five
points. Kylie Jettinghoff also
recorded eight rebounds and
Clippinger recorded seven
boards. Jettinghoff and Hannah Clay picked up five and
three steals, respectively.
Erin Mohr led three Raiders in double figures with
13 points with Danae Myers
adding 11 and Shayna Temple
chipping in 10. Mohr also had
nine boards for Wayne Trace
and Temple recorded seven.
Temple dished out five assists
and picked up four steals with
Mohr adding four assists.
For the afternoon, Wayne
Trace was 22 of 56 from the
field (39 percent) compared
to Fort Jennings 11 of 49 (22
percent). At the free throw
line, the Musketeers were
five of 10 (50 percent) with
Wayne Trace hitting 6 of 11
(55 percent). The Raiders
won the battle of the boards,
47-31, but also committed
more turnovers, 29-28.
Wayne Traces junior varsity held off the Musketeers for
a 37-34 victory.
Carrie Thrasher led the
way for the Raiders with
eight points while Estie Sinn
added seven points and nine
rebounds. Brooke Sinn and
Brianna Sinn each chipped in
five points for Wayne Trace.
Courtney Mead also recorded
six rebounds, six assists and
four points.
Vanessa Wallenhorst had 14
points to pace Fort Jennings
and Haley Wittler chipped in
Wayne Trace returns to
action Friday as they visit
Woodlan in a non-league battle.

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Raider wrestlers continue to excel Lady Archers 3rd in 49 Classic

HAVILAND Coming into
the season, the 2014 edition of
Wayne Trace wrestling would
showcase some experienced veteran wrestlers and would have
underclassmen filling in holes
in the team. Coach George Clemens would lean on his returning state and district qualifiers
and develop several freshman
and sophomores on the team. It
seems that mix is paying off.
This last week found the
team in dual matches with several GMC opponents. The redwhite-and-blue would face off
against Fairview and Lincolnview last Tuesday. The Raiders
would handle the Lancers easily
in the first contest, and then, a
much anticipated match against
the GMC Apache squad. Wayne
Trace would easily handle the
Apaches, as well, 58-18, and retaining their unblemished record
against GMC squads.
On Thursday, the Raiders
would face off against long time
conference strong hold Ayersville
and again would push their record
to 4-0 in the conference. Next up
would be a strong Tinora squad
that Coach Clemens knew would
be tough opponent for his team.
Tinora recently went to Coldwater and beat some solid teams
in a duel meet tournament last
week. I am sure they are ready to
give us all we want, commented Clemens.
The teams would trade off
matches at different weight
classes until eventually the Raiders would string together some
wins and maintain their undefeated record in the conference.
The last stop on the week long
tour would be at the Lakota Duals in Kansas, Ohio, on Saturday, Dec. 20. Being short three
seniors, it was unclear how the
team would fair in Lakota, but
they would not disappoint. They
would garner wins over Ada,
Lakota, and Ottawa-Glandorf,
but would drop a close contest
with division II Rossford.
I thought we wrestled really solid as a team today. Obviously, we lean on our wrestlers
that have that mat experience,
and our seniors. With three
of them out, you never know
what to expect, but I was really


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Wayne Trace 77 Lincolnview 0

113 - Marcus Rassman (WT) pinned
Bullinger 1:21.
120 - George Clemens (WT) tech. fall
over Alexander Rodriguez 18-0.
126 - Ruger Goeltzenleuchter (WT) won
by forfeit.
132 - Hunter Showalter (WT) won by
138 - Caleb Schultz (WT) won by forfeit.
145 - Zaine Colterman (WT) won by
152 - Tyler Showalter (WT) pinned Jacob Gibson 4:56.
160- Jacob Dingus (WT) won by forfeit.
170 - Brandon Laney (WT) won by forfeit.
182 - Josh Reel (WT) won by forfeit.
195 - Colton Hower (WT) won by forfeit.
220 - Brandon Asher (WT) pinned Taylor
Dickson, :52.
285 - Quinten Stabler won by forfeit.
Wayne Trace 57 Fairview 18
113 - Marcus Rassman (WT) pinned
Devin Weber :14.
120 - AnthonyBaxter (WT) won by forfeit.
126 - George Clemens (WT) pinned Jacob Laguna 2:26.
132 - Ruger Goeltzenleuchter (WT) dec.
Relly Heater 8-4.
138 - Caleb Schultz (WT) pinned Brady

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Profit & Loss
December 2013
November 2014
1110 Pari-Mutual Tax.....
................................ 43.50
1220 Season Tickets.......
.............................. 110.00
1310 Concessions............
........................... 7,192.00
1320 Building Space.......
........................... 1,215.00
1390 Other Activities......
........................... 5,163.05
1490 Other Sales by
fairboard .............. 471.00
1510 Entry Fees and
Declaration ....... 3,860.00
1520 Pari-Mutuals...........
.............................. 278.31
1530 Racing Program Ads........................ 545.00
1590 Other Race
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impressed with how our young

guys stepped up and wrestled
today. Several of the freshman
and sophomores had big wins,
and you get excited seeing that
next group improve and gain
experience as we move through
the season, stated Coach Clemens. We start six freshman and
sophomores, and this team will
get even better as they continue
to gain varsity mat time.
The Raiders had two wrestlers
go undefeated on the day, George
Clemens IV and Ruger Goeltzenleuchter.
Ruger is a district qualifier and
George a state qualifier from last
year, and they both wrestled great
today for us, stated Clemens.
George would eventually be
named the most outstanding
wrestler of the tournament by the
competing teams coaches.
We just need to keep improving and get some kids healthy
that arent 100 per cent right
now. Once that happens, we
should be competitive with anyone. We have met most of the
GMC teams and have remained
unbeaten in the conference,
which is really exciting. January
should be a great month for us,
finished Clemens.

Hart :13.
145 - Zaine Colleman (WT) pinnedJared Wermoke :28.
152 - Bobby Kelley (F) won by forfeit.
160 - Jacob Dingus (WT) pinned Cory
Sidle :36.
170 - Branden Laney (WT) pinned
Ethan Mendez :22.
182 - Chase Carpenter (F) won by forfeit.
195 - Josh Reel (WT) pinned Burton
Bassett 1:38.
220 - Brandon Asher (WT) won by forfeit.
285 - Joey Hatchett (F) pinned Quinten
Stabler :24.
Wayne Trace 42 Tinora 30
106 - Bowers (T) won by forfeit.
113 - Rassman (WT) pinned Steinberger 3:18.
120 - Clemens (WT) won by forfeit.
126 - Goeltzenleuchter (WT) pinned
Hingloss 3:51.
132 - H. Showalter (WT) pinned Retcher :53.
138 - Schultz (WT) dec. Davis 6-4.
145 - Slattman (T) pinned Colterman
152 - T. Showalter (WT) dec. Hughes
160 - Dingus (WT) pinned Bowers 2:36.
170 - Hahn (T) pinned Laney 2:30.
182 - Double forfeit.
195 - Reel (WT) pinned Smith 2:20.
220 - A. Hingloss (T) pinned Asher
285 - Smith (T) pinned Stabler 1:31.
Wayne Trace 53 Ayersville 29
106 - Guilford (A) won by forfeit.
113 - Rassman (WT) pinned Casarez
120 - Clemens (WT) won by forfeit.
126 - Goeltzenleuchter (WT) tech. fall
Howard 23-7.
132 - H. Showalter (WT) won by forfeit.
138 - Shultz (WT) pinned Buchanan
145 - Bergeon (A) by injury default Colterman.
152 - Fackler (A) pinned Dylan Jackson
160 - Dingus (WT) pinned Becher 1:54.
170 - Fry (A) tech. fall Laney 16-0.
182 - Reel (WT) pinned Schwaltzer
195 - Rey (A) won by forfeit.
220 - Asher (WT) pinned Belcher 1:13.
285 - Stabler (WT) pinned Drees :41.
Lakota Results
Wayne Trace went 3-1 to finish
second at the Lakota Holiday Duals.
Individuals finishing 4-0 were George
Clemens (120) and Ruger Goeltzenleuchter (126).
Going 3-1 were Max Rassman
(113), Hunter Showalter (132), Brandon Laney (160), Jacob Dingus (170),
Josh Reel (182) and Quintin Stabler
Team results: Rossford 39, Wayne
Trace 27; Wayne Trace 53,Ottawa-Glandorf 10; Wayne Trace 60 Lakota 22;
Wayne Trace 42, Ada 30.

........................... 5,109.20
1710 Electricty Reimbursement.9,047.66
1810 Class Entry Fees.....
........................... 2,266.00
1820 Membership Fees...
................................ 46.00
1910 Rental - Grounds....
........................... 3,000.00
1920 Rental - Buildings..
........................... 4,935.41
1930 Rental - Camp
Sites................... 3,715.00
1950 Rental - Stalls,
Pens, Barns........ 2,505.00
1960 Rental - Storage......
........................... 3,475.13
2110 Ohio Fairs Fund.....
........................... 1,135.77
2130 Ohio Fairs Fund C.
........................... 5,000.00
2140 Ohio Fairs Fund D.
2150 Jr. Fair
2210 County
Government Grant..........
2230 County Jr. Fair
Funds.................... 500.00
2290 Other Govt.
Support.............. 8,700.00
3110 Gifts and
Donations Restricted.......
3190 Other Restricted
3210 Gifts and
Donations.......... 5,286.71
3230 Sponsorships..........
Total Income..................
4010 Secretarys Salary,
Wage................. 1,200.00
4090 Other Wages...........



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R & K Brady Corporation19c1

ANTWERP In the consolation game of the Route 49
Classic the Antwerp Lady Archers did a couple things they
are not accustomed to doing.
First, they dominated the Edgerton Lady Bulldogs. in the
opening quarter to open an
11-point lead. Secondly, they
got down by as many as five
points midway through the
fourth stanza and fought back
to post a 40-37 win.
I was really proud of the
way we came back when we
got down in the fourth. We
could have folded but we
made the right plays and got
the defensive stops to get the
lead back and then hang on
for the win, said head coach
Kevin Taylor.
The Archers lost to Hicksville on opening night 38-26
while the Bulldogs fell in
double overtime to Edon 5855, to set up the consolation
Late in the third quarter
Peyton Short connected on
a 3-pointer to put the Archers in front 30-29 but the
Lady Bulldogs closed out the
quarter with a couple of free
throws from Shayla Sleesman
who also drilled a triple in the
fourth period followed by a
Natalee Landel free throw to
put Edgerton in control 35-30
with 4:05 remaining.
Antwerps Rachel Williamson hit a close range two
pointer to get the Archers to
within three 35-32 with 2:54
remaining. At that point Avery Braaten took over offensively for the Archers scoring
the next five points including
a offensive put-back on a
Peyton Short miss. The 5-0
Antwerp run forced an Edgerton timeout with 52.5 seconds
remaining and the blue-andwhite in front 37-35.
Out of the timeout the Archers defense forced a tie

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6110 Board of Directors
Expense................ 648.37
6140 Memberships..........
.............................. 400.00
6190 Other Adm
Expenses................ 40.00
6210 Race Trophies &
Blankets............. 1,133.13
6290 Other Race
Expenses.............. 871.61
6300 Supplies Purchased
for Resale.......... 3,033.06
6410 Office Supplies.......
.............................. 421.94
6420 Ground
Maintenance...... 1,420.78
6490 Other Supplies &
Materials................. 30.70
7110 Electricity................
7130 Propane....... 403.50
7140 Water........ 6,806.05
7150 Telephones.............
.............................. 908.33
7210 Race Tax Expenses
................................ 43.46
7220 Race Purse .............
7230 Starting Gate...........
.............................. 945.00
7240 Photo Finish ..........
.............................. 800.00
7250 Track Maintenance
.............................. 337.80
7260 Announcer, Judges
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7290 Other Race Related
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7320 Auditing and
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7340 Contractual
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Short, Braaten lead Antwerp in consolation win

Janitorial Service.............
7450 Grounds Keeping
Prop Expenses..... 274.28
7460 Trash Hauling.........
.............................. 560.00
7480 Taxes to Govt........
.............................. 510.89
7510 Legal Ads... 403.00
7530 Radio and TV Ads.
.............................. 350.00
7540 Printing and
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7630....... Building & Site
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7720 Insurance Liability............. 7,105.00
7790 Other Insurance
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7850 Rent/Lease - Golf
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7870 Rent/Lease Equip.
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8090 Other Financing
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9120 Sr. Fair Prem,
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9220 Contest Premiums..
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9320 Junior Fair
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Hicksville 10 5 12 11 - 38
Antwerp 4 6 7 9 - 26
Hicksville (38): K. Berenyi 2 2-9
6, Slattery 0 2-2 2, Taylor 2 3-6 8,
Schroeder 2 2-2 6, Bergman 5 3-4
13, Peter 0 3-4 3. Totals: 11 15-27
38. Three point goals: Taylor. Total
fouls: 16.
Antwerp (26): Williamson 2 1-3
6, Braaten 0 1-2 1, Miesle 1 0-0 2,
Recker 2 5-7 9, Smith 2 0-0 2, Short
1 2-2 5. Totals: 7 9-14 26, Three
point goals: Williamson. Total fouls:

Panthers fail to climb

Wildcats mountain
PAULDING The Paulding Panthers boys basketball
team fell behind Miller City
early on Dec. 22 and couldnt
climb the mountain to get
back into serious contention
for the game. The Wildcats
roared out and mounted a
22-9 first quarter advantage
over the home team that
proved to be deadly.
The Panthers started to pull
themselves together in the
second quarter, outscoring
the Wildcats, 12-11, but still
trailed by a count of 33-21 at
the halfway mark.
Miller city edged Paulding,
19-17 in the third quarter to
fend off the local squad and
pull away for a 15-point 6853 win.
The outmatched on the
boards and that proved to be
an advantage for them, said
Paulding head coach Shawn
Brewer. We made too many
turnovers and that hurt us as
For the contest, Paulding

turned the ball over 14 times

compared to just six turnovers for the Wildcats. On the
boards, Miller City hauled
the ball down 26 times compared to just 16 caroms for
Paulding. Of that rebounding
advantage, Miller City outmanned Paulding 15-1 on the
offensive boards.
Powerful Miller City,
whose win increased the
Wildcat record to 4-1, was
lead in scoring by Adam
Niese who poured in 22
points while Adam Drummelsmith added 17 points for
the visitors.
Once again, Alex Arellano
led all scorers for the game to
lead Pauldings offense with
24 points. Pauldings record
now stands at 3-3.
Quite obviously we are
going to have to become
more aggressive on the
boards, said Brewer. We
are going to be having some
hard-working practices to
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round of the Route 49 classic

held at Antwerp last Monday,
the Hicksville Lady Aces held
the Lady Archers to just 26
points en route to a 38-26 win.
The Aces took control early with a 9-1 lead mid way
through the first period.
In the low scoring affair the
Archers managed to pull to
within three at 13-10 on a two
point goal by Peyton Short
with 2:18 remaining in the
Hicksville was on top 15-10
at intermission and their lead
ballooned to as many as 13
in the third quarter. Freshman
Addison Bergman and senior
Rachel Schroeder connected
on back-to-back field goals
for a 27-14 Aces advantage.
Bergman, at 6-foot-1, led
the Aces with 13 points.
Whenever they needed
points they would look to
Bergman. She is tall and could
score on the inside, said Antwerp coach Kevin Taylor.
In the fourth period the
Archers outscored the Aces
19-11 and was able to pull
to within eight on an Annie
Miesle bucket with 6:43 remaining, but the blue-andwhite would get no closer.
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Edgerton 1 14 13 6 - 37
Antwerp 10 7 16 10 - 40
Edgerton (37): M. Rowe 2 4-6 9,
Gruver 3 0-0 9, Landel 0 3-8 3, S.
Sleesman 3 6-8 14, A. Rowe 1 1-2
3. Totals: 9 14-24 37. Three point
goals: M. Rowe, Gruver 3, S. Sleesman. Total fouls: 21.
Antwerp (40): Williamson 2 0-2
5, Braaten 4 3-4 11, Recker 1 4-9

6, Longardner 1 2-3 5, Short 4 2-4

13. Totals: 12 11-22 40. Three point
goals: Williamson, Longardner, Short
3. Total fouls: 13.
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fouled on the Antwerp possession and connected on one
of two tosses to give the Archers a little breathing room
at 38-35 with 34 seconds
showing on the clock.
Sleesman was fouled with
18.9 seconds remaining and
calmly hit both of her attempts to pull the Bulldogs
to within one at 38-37. Down
the stretch both teams turned
it over and with the Archers in
possession with three seconds
remaining Recker was fouled.
The 5-foot-7 junior who had
missed five free throws earlier, went to the line and was
nothing but net on her two
tosses to ice the game for the
Archers, giving them their
second win of the season.
Tonight we just came together more as a team. For us
to win we have to do it as a
team. Overall, I was pleased
but we could have been better
at the foul line, said coach
Taylor. The Archers were just
11 for 22 at the line.
Peyton Short, who has seen
limited playing time due to a
neck injury led the Lady Archers with 13 points including three goals from behind
the arc. Also in double digits
for the winning Archers was
Braaten with 11.
In the championship game
the Aces from Hicksville held
Edon to just three points in
the second half to win the
2014 classic 38-19.

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The administration, faculty, and staff of Wayne
Trace Local Schools hope that you are having a
blessed holiday season and look forward to serving the students of our great school district in
2015 and beyond.
Speaking of 2015, we are actively seeking nominations for the Wayne Trace Staff Hall of Fame
Class of 2015. Should you be interested in nominating a worthy former staff member, please
contact either Mrs. Ann Olwin or me in the central office, and we will get a nomination form
sent to you in a timely manner.
In academic news, the first semester has now
come to an end in what is to be remembered as a
year of transition for public schools in the state
of Ohio. As our faculty and staff continues to
introduce the new content standards to our students in all three school buildings, we remain
optimistic that our students will be well prepared
for the new PARCC assessments and end-ofcourse exams that are coming our way during the
second semester of this school year. The Ohio
Department of Education, in hopes of raising the
bar for all students, is mandating several new
concepts this school year, and we believe we
have done very well in preparing ourselves for
these changes through a variety of professional
development activities for our faculty and staff.
Now, we must continue to introduce material,
assess our students growth, and constantly evaluate our system for delivering this material to
our students. With that said, I wish to elaborate
on one of my constant themes: Continued collaboration between school and home is essential for
all students be as successful as possible, and the
administration, faculty, & staff wish to thank all
of our parents, grandparents, and guardians for
their continued support of our great school
Speaking further of appreciation, we would like
to thank all of our senior citizens who attended
the annual Senior Citizens Luncheon on December 11. Your continued support of our school
district is very much appreciated, and we hope
that you enjoyed both an excellent meal and
some festive music provided by our high school
music department. Thanks also go out to everyone involved in making this program possible,
especially Mrs. Karen Wagonrod, who one again
organized and coordinated the event.
Congratulations go out to our three music
teachers: Miss Sharon Spinner, Miss Louise
Vranesevic, and Mrs. Ann Wieland for coordinating and directing this years holiday concerts
at their respective buildings. We would like to
thank these teachers for continuing to bring performing arts education to our students. Thanks
also go out to Mrs. Joni Wenninger, who plays a
key role in many of our musical performances.
Finally, a tremendous thank you goes out to
our staff and student organizations for the many
Christmas events they sponsored and supported,
which allowed people right here in our community to have a more joyous Christmas. Not only do
our teachers and staff members provide a quality
education, they also motivate our students to
give back to others. After all, the real purpose of
our lives is to give what were able to give to
other people.
As always, if you have questions or concerns
about your childs educational experience at
Wayne Trace, feel free to contact your building
principal or superintendent.
Go Raiders!

Special Education/Student Services News

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A free screening has been scheduled for Friday,
January 16, for children from birth to age 5 years.
Children will be screened for development, hearing, speech and vision. Screenings will be held at
Paulding Elementary School from 8:30 to 11:00
a.m. and at Oakwood Elementary School from
12:30 to 3:00 p.m. If school is delayed or
cancelled on that day, screenings will be held on
January 243 Appointments are preferred, but
walk-ins will be accepted. To register for this
free screening, please call 1-877-473-8166 (toll
free). After hours, dial extension 41 to leave a

Reading, Science, and Social Studies. Then in late

April or early May these same students will take
what is called the End of Year Assessment (EOY)
in the same subject areas. Students will receive a
score on each assessment but will not receive an
individual score for the individual assessments.
Instead, the state will combine the scores from
the PBA and the EOY assessment into one overall
score. One more change for the students is that
these assessments will be on-line. Yes, our students will take each part of the PARCC using a
computer. To prepare the student for this
change, the teachers have been using computers
in their classrooms since the beginning of the
school year. This testing and scoring system is
different from what the students have done in
the past and so we as a staff will continue workMESSAGES FROM THE PRINCIPALS
ing hard during the month of January to prepare
the students for these new assessments.
I will continue to include information on the
Jody L. Dunham, Principal
new state test in future newsletters. If you have
Happy New Year from WTPE!
any questions concerning the new state test you
The start of a New Year causes many of us to may contact the office and ask for Mr. Wilson.
pause, reflect and set goals for the New Year. I
encourage everyone to take a moment to consider investing more time in the lives of young WT JR./SR. HIGH SCHOOL
Greg Leeth, Principal
children and students in 2015.
Hopefully this newsletter finds all of you well
Children need to know that they have strong
after the holiday season. With the beginadult role models who care about their physical,
emotional and educational well-being. You can ning of January and the second semester of
be that special adult whether you are a parent, school, our thoughts turn to the upcoming
grandparent, sibling, relative, neighbor or friend. testing season for junior high and high school
students. The following is excerpted from the
Your involvement in your childs education Ohio Department of Education web site regardduring the elementary school years will help him ing testing that will replace the current Ohio
or her be successful now and in the future. When Graduation Test taken by sophomores:
parents are involved, children have more friendOhio will soon replace its Ohio Graduaships, behave better in school and achieve at
tion Tests (OGT) with new end-of-course
higher levels. You can be involved in many differexams that better measure whether stuent ways, but finding the best way for you and
dents will be ready for college or a posiyour child is important.
tion in the workforce. The exams will
Looking at building-wide events for January,
replace the OGT beginning with the class
AIMSweb diagnostic assessments will be adminisof 2018 (students who enter ninth grade
tered to students in all grades the week of Januin 2014-2015). Students who take high
ary 5. Data collected from these assessments
school English language arts I and II, algeidentifies specific reading and math sub-skills.
bra I, geometry (or integrated matheWith this information, teachers are able to promatics I and II), physical science, Amerivide specific targeted interventions as needed.
can history and American government
Please feel free to visit with your childs teacher
will take end-of-course exams in these
throughout the school year to ask about ways
subjects. To avoid double testing, stuthat you can support these goals.
dents participating in Advanced PlaceThe building-wide Spelling Bee is scheduled for
ment, International Baccalaureate or
January 7 at 1:30 in the auditorium. Good luck to
College Credit Plus programs in physical
all of our participants. The winner of the WTPE
science, American history and American
Spelling Bee will participate in the Paulding
government may take the corresponding
County Spelling Bee on February 2 at Antwerp
tests instead of Ohios end-of-course
Local Schools.
exams in these subjects.
Please mark your calendars to reflect No School
Notice these new tests, called Next Generation
on Monday, January 19, for Martin Luther King Assessments, will be taken by the current freshDay and a 2 hour delay on Wednesday, January man class. Current sophomores, and juniors or
21, for staff meetings to support the Ohio seniors who have not passed all parts of the OGT,
Improvement Process.
will take and must pass the OGT to graduate in
We wish to thank the community for their Ohio. An informational meeting will be held on
continued support of our Market Day monthly January 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Wayne Trace High
fundraiser program. If you are interested in School cafeteria for all parents of current freshordering quality food and do not presently man to explain the new testing and graduation
receive our monthly sales flyer, please call us at requirements. Again, I repeat, these new tests
419-263-2512. We would be glad to mail you an and the new graduation requirements go into
order form. The proceeds from this program effect with the current freshman class!
help to fund our field trips and educational
In addition to the Next Generation Assessassemblies.
ments in the high school, new tests are being
Our sincere desire is to provide your child with given in Reading, Math, and Science in grades 7
and 8. These tests require students to show masthe best educational experience possible.
tery of much more complex skills and are much
more time consuming than the previous Ohio
Achievement Assessments. I encourage you to
Kevin Wilson, PrincipaL
talk to your junior high students and their teachAs we return to school we need to take time
ers about the tests they will be taking in March.
and reflect on the many activities that took place
It is also the time of year that senior students
in December. The first activity to reflect on is the
annual Christmas Program. We congratulate should be mindful of college application deadMrs. Wieland and her fourth, fifth and sixth- lines, while their parents should begin work comgrade students on an outstanding program. This pleting the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal
program was enjoyed by standing room only Student Aid). This application is required by colcrowds. Next, a big thanks to the members of leges and universities as it provides guidance for
the PTO who held their annual bake sale and them to offer financial aid packages to prospecbasket raffle the same day as the Christmas Pro- tive students. Parents, if your son or daughter is
gram which brought in over $1,100. Finally, the the first in your family to attend college and you
Student Council members held a Food Drive to need guidance navigating this process, please call
help the local churches supply their food pan- high school guidance counselor, Mrs. Sarah
tries. I would like to thank everyone who partici- Franz.
Junior students should begin creating a list of
pated in this very worthwhile project. It is great
to see the excitement of the students and com- potential colleges and universities to which they
munity as they come together to support the will apply. They should also schedule an ACT test,
a college readiness entrance exam, in the spring.
Grover Hill communitys needs.
Of course sophomores should continue to put
With school back in session for the beginning of
the second semester, the students will be very their best foot forward in their academic purbusy. The first major activity taking place will be suits. While college and work may seem far away
the annual Spelling Bee. This years fifth and for them, the habits and decisions made today
sixth-grade students are preparing for the will have great influence on their future success
Spelling Bee. To find a student to represent in both.
Grover Hill at the Paulding County Bee we must
As always, if you have any concerns regarding
first hold the school Spelling Bee. The school your childs academic pursuits, please contact his
Spelling Bee will be on January 8 in the after- or her teacher. Together we can make a differnoon. We would like to wish good luck to every- ence in your students life.
one who will be participating in this years event.
Also, as the second semester begins we must Guidance Department News
continue to prepare for the state assessments
Paulding High School will be offering a Financial
coming this March. This year the state has create Aid Night for seniors and parents. A college
a new state assessment called PARCC. This new representative from Defiance College will be
assessment will be in two stages. Beginning in available to explain the FAFSA and the financial
March, the students will take what is called the aid process. Wayne Trace will not be sponsoring
Performance Based Assessment (PBA) in Math, a Financial Aid Night, but all are invited to attend

at Paulding. The time has changed! The meeting

will be on Monday, January 12, at 6:00 p.m.
instead of 7:00 p.m. Parents of seniors going to
college are required to fill out the FAFSA. You
can find more information on the FAFSA website
at fafsa.ed.gov.
A Vantage representative will be coming to talk
to all sophomores on January 20. Students will
be given information and will be asked to choose
the programs they would like to see on Sophomore Visitation Day on February 4.
Seniors and parents of seniors are invited to
sign up for Remind.com. This is an alert system
that allows me to remind the seniors and parents
of upcoming deadlines and events. Please contact Mrs. Franz for the registration information.
Music Department News
Congratulations to Scott Wenninger and Jayson
Nowak who will be representing Wayne Trace in
the OMEA District 3 Honors Band and Choir.
They will be performing at the Niswonger in Van
Wert on Sunday, January 11, at 3:00 p.m. with
other students from our district.
The band students are also getting ready for
Solo & Ensemble in St. Marys on Saturday, January 17. They will be performing solos and small
ensembles for a rating with other schools in District 3.
Thank you to all who purchased gift cards from
the Performing Arts Dept. and continue to support our music programs with your attendance at
concerts and other functions!


Jan. 3
Cheerleading Bingo Fundraiser 6:00
Jan. 5
School Resumes
Week of Jan. 5 AIMSweb assessments at Elems.
Jan. 7
Payne Elem. Spelling Bee 1:30
Jan. 8
Payne Elem. PTO mtg. in art room 4:30
Jan. 12 Financial Aid mtg. for seniors and
parents at Paulding School 6:00
Jan. 16 Early Childhood Screening at Paulding
Elem. 8:30-11:00 & Oakwood Elem.
Jan. 17 HS Solo/Ensemble Contest at St. Marys
Jan. 19 NO SCHOOLMartin Luther King Day
Jan. 21 2-HOUR DELAY-Staff Inservice
Jan. 21 Payne Elem. Market Day Pick Up
Jan. 26 Meeting with current freshman and
parents in HS cafeteria 6:30
Jan. 30 HS Staff vs. Park Lane BB game 1:40
Jan. 31 NHS Dodgeball Tournament 6:30

Jr. High Girls Basketball
Jan. 2
Jan. 5
Jan. 8
Jan. 12 Tinora-T
Jan. 15 Antwerp-H
Jan. 20 Ayersville-H
Jan. 22 Paulding-T
Jan. 24/26/31 GMC-H
Jan. 27 & 29
7th gr. Tourney at Edgerton TBA
High School Girls Basketball
Jan. 2
Jan. 9
Jan. 12 Lima Shawnee-H
Jan. 13 Edon-T
Jan. 16 Fairview-H
Jan. 19 LCC-T
Jan. 23 Holgate-H
Jan. 27 Delphos Jefferson-T
Jan. 29 Ayersville-T
Jr. High Boys Basketball
Jan. 5
Jan. 8
Jan. 12 Delphos Jefferson-H
Jan. 15 Edgerton-T
Jan. 17 7th gr. Tourney at WT
Jan. 20 Van Wert-T
Jan. 22 Tinora-H
Jan. 24 7th gr. Tourney at WT
Jan. 27 Antwerp-T
Jan. 29 Ottoville-H
Freshman Boys Basketball
Jan. 3
Jan. 5
Ft. Jennings-T
Jan. 8
Jan. 15 Fairveiw-T
Jan. 22 Holgate-T
Jan. 29 Ayersville-H
High School Boys Basketball
Jan. 8
Jan. 10 Napoleon-T
Jan. 15 Fairview-T
Jan. 17 Delphos Jefferson-T
Jan. 22 Holgate-T
Jan. 24 Lima Shawnee-H
Jan. 30 Ayersville-H
Jr. High Wrestling
Jan. 10 Antwerp Inv.-T
Jan. 17 Ayersville Inv.-T
Jan. 24 Wauseon Inv.-T
Jan. 31 GMC at Edgerton
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Jan. 10 Delta Duals-T
Jan. 23 Van Buren Inv.-T
Jan. 24 Van Buren Inv.-T
Jan. 30 LCC Inv.-T
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tanks guns, run down the hill
and lie face down (at least 100
yards) ahead of the tanks. The
blasts from the tanks cannons
exploded, sending shells over the
Po River toward the running Nazis.
We laid on the banks of the
Po River, Cpl. Roman Laker
explained. The noise from the
blasts was deafening. We all had
our hands over our ears.
This salute from the tanks was
remembered for 70 years. There
were 21 tanks and cannons. This
was the time and place where
10th Mountain Medics in Italy
merited a 21-gun salute like at
A Laker family member commented, The 21 tankers blast
may also have been a different
message to the Nazis, like as,
We are the Yanks, and here we
Po Valley at San Benedetto
On April 23, 1945, the generals decided it would be the BlueBlood Troops to cross the Po
River first at high noon. The 85th
Mountain was first. As it was
boarding DUKWs (also known
as ducks) and boats to cross,
bells from a close by church
began ringing. Almost instantly
artillery shells were blasting and
falling at the crossing.
It was a hot spot. Shells kept
blasting as the bells kept ringing.
Injuries were rising. The 10th
Mountain troops backed out,
went up river to cross at 4 p.m.
that day. The bells were rung by
two Italian fascist drifters who
were captured in San Benedetto. The 85th showed 89 injuries
there, 15 killed by artillery. Medics cared for the injured, who
were sent to a hospital in Milan.
Next week in the final part:
From the final battle, to home in
Cecil, Roman Laker becomes a
hero to many.

ODH urges flu vaccination as

Ohio approaches peak flu season
COLUMBUS Influenza-like illness is now widespread throughout Ohio, and
the numbers of associated
hospitalizations are increasing
rapidly. Last week alone (week
50), there were 529 new confirmed
hospitalizations in Ohio, bringing the total to 985 since flu
season began in October. Just
two weeks ago, there were 202
total confirmed flu-associated
hospitalizations. At this time
during last years flu season,
there were 216.
Ohio also has its second confirmed influenza-associated pediatric death, a 16-year-old boy
from Licking County. This is a
reminder of the danger flu poses to children.
Influenza vaccination is the
safest and most effective way
to prevent the flu, except for infants younger than 6 month old
who arent eligible to receive
it, said Dr. Mary DiOrio, medical director of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).
The 2014-15 flu season,
which likely will continue into
next spring, may be severe according to the U.S. Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention.
Influenza A (H3N2) is the predominant virus strain this year,
and hospitalizations and deaths
are higher when it is dominant.

Many people have probably heard about this years flu

vaccine not being as effective
because of mutations in some
influenza viruses, said Dr.
DiOrio. I cannot emphasize
strongly enough that its still
very important to get vaccinated. The vaccine provides some
protection against mutated viruses and maximum protection
against other circulating influenza strains for which the vaccine remains well matched.
While vaccination provides
the greatest protection against
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judge for the opportunity to speak about how a

viable park district in the county would be advantageous.
Following the hearing Monday, I was given
a tour of some of the natural resources remaining in Paulding County, he said. Frankly, Im
amazed at not only the number of areas, but the
exceptional quality and unique potential that you
have. The 400 acre parcel on the Maumee River
is ideal for regional water-based events and environmental education programs that will draw
people and activities from near and far.
He asked the judge consider providing ample
time for local citizens to reorganize and re-energize the park district. His suggestion was a minimum of one to two years with quarterly progress
I firmly believe that great strides can be made

by 1) making the citizenry aware of the park

districts existence through media releases and
public meetings; 2) making the public aware of
the multiple areas in Paulding County that can be
obtained and used for outdoor recreation purposes with little or no costs; 3) requesting support
from individuals, businesses and corporations
to enhance and improve the resources already
there, he concluded.
The judges ruling mentioned specifically that
information provided by Haver was noteworthy.
Copies of the decision were made for the
county commissioners; prosecutor; auditor;
park district commissioners Doug Dunakin, Tim
Franklin and Steve Sprow; Haver, Damien Morales of the Oakwood Economic Development
Corporation; commissioner-elect Mark Holtsberry and citizen Brad Dysinger.

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Paulding, recently joined the
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He passed the uniform
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mental Disabilities 8.0338%
Paulding County Senior Center
Paulding County 911 2.66%
Paulding County Hospital .5605%
Paulding County Carnegie Library
Tri-County Mental Health 1.8683%
Benton Township 10.2758%
Vantage Career Center 8.8745%
Wayne Trace Local School District
that said distribution of the PILOT for
said Timber Road II Wind Farm be
reviewed annually.
Pieper moved to adopt the following resolution:
WHEREAS, Paulding County will
soon be receiving revenue generated
by the Iberdrola Blue Creek Wind
Farm located in Blue Creek Township
for tax year 2014, payable in 2015;
WHEREAS, Ohio Revised Code
Section 5727.75 sets forth the framework for the receipt of the revenue to
be generated by the wind turbines,
stating: The County Treasurer shall
allocate the payment on the basis of
the projects physical location; and
WHEREAS, it is the Paulding
County Prosecutors opinion, dated
September 25, 2012, that the Paulding
County Board of Commissioners have
the authority by resolution to determine how the revenue to be generated
by the wind turbines is to be distributed; now, therefore
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Paulding County Board of Commissioners,
in consideration of the current levies
in place for county entities, do hereby
resolve to distribute the 2014 PILOT,
payable in 2015, for the Iberdrola Blue
Creek Wind Farm in Paulding County,
Blue Creek Township, be distributed
as follows:
Paulding County General Fund
Paulding County Health Department
Paulding County Board of Developmental Disabilities 8.0791%
Paulding County Senior Center
Paulding County 911 2.0179%
Paulding County Hospital .5637%
Paulding County Carnegie Library
Tri-County Mental Health 1.8788%
Blue Creek Township 9.7700%
Vantage Career Center 8.9245%
Wayne Trace Local School District
that said distribution of the PILOT for
said Iberdrola Blue Creek Wind Farm
be reviewed annually.
Klopfenstein moved to adopt the
following resolution:
WHEREAS, Paulding County will

soon be receiving revenue generated

by the Iberdrola Blue Creek Wind
Farm located in Latty Township for
tax year 2014, payable in 2015; and
WHEREAS, Ohio Revised Code
Section 5727.75 sets forth the framework for the receipt of the revenue to
be generated by the wind turbines,
stating: The County Treasurer shall
allocate the payment on the basis of
the projects physical location; and
WHEREAS, it is the Paulding
County Prosecutors opinion, dated
September 25, 2012, that the Paulding
County Board of Commissioners have
the authority by resolution to determine how the revenue to be generated
by the wind turbines is to be distributed; now, therefore
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Paulding County Board of Commissioners,
in consideration of the current levies
in place for county entities, do hereby
resolve to distribute the 2014 PILOT,
payable in 2015, for the Iberdrola Blue
Creek Wind Farm in Paulding County,
Latty Township, be distributed as follows:
Paulding County General Fund
Paulding County Health Department
Paulding County Board of Developmental Disabilities 8.2575%
Paulding County Senior Center
Paulding County 911 2.0624%
Paulding County Hospital .5761%
Paulding County Carnegie Library
Tri-County Mental Health 1.9203%
Latty Township 7.7774%
Vantage Career Center 9.1216%
Wayne Trace Local School District
that said distribution of the PILOT for
said Iberdrola Blue Creek Wind Farm
be reviewed annually.
(0.509 acres of land +/- in Harrison
Township, Paulding County, Ohio (pt.
S.E. 1/4 of Section 35, T-2-N, R-1-E)
Klopfenstein moved to adopt the
following resolution:
WHEREAS, a Petition for Annexation, having been filed on December
3, 2014, by James M. Sponseller,
Solicitor for the Village of Payne, in
accordance with Section 709.16 of the
Ohio Revised Code, to annex property
into the Village of Payne, Paulding
County, Ohio; and
WHEREAS, the Petition for Annexation requests that the procedures
outlined in Ohio Revised Code Section2 709.14, 709.15, and 709.16 be
followed by this Board, which the
Board finds appropriate in that the
Petitioner has complied with the procedures necessary for such treatment;
now, therefore
1. Annexation Petition #1-14 seeking to annex the following described
property to the Village of Payne,
Paulding County, Ohio, shall be and

hereby is GRANTED in accordance

with the special procedures outlined
in Section 709.16 of the Ohio Revised
2. The Clerk of this Board shall deliver a certified copy of the entire record of these annexation proceedings,
including all resolutions of the Board,
signed by a majority of the members
of the Board, the Petition, map, and all
other papers on file to the Auditor or
Clerk of the Village of Payne, Ohio.
Commissioners Journal December
10, 2014
This 10th day of December, 2014,
the Board of County Commissioners
met in regular session with the following members present: Tony Zartman,
Roy Klopfenstein, Fred Pieper, and
Nola Ginter, Clerk.
(See related story for additional
journal items from Dec. 10.)
Pieper moved to adopt the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board
of County Commissioners hereby approve the 2015 Annual Appropriations for special funds as recorded in
Journal 54, Pages 358 through 379,
to provide for current expenses and
other expenditures of said County
during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015. The same are hereby set
aside and appropriated for the several
purposes for which expenditures are
to be made for and during said fiscal
Total 2015 Budget $72,100
Health Department - #3
Total 2015 Budget $333,094.94
Special Health - # 5
Total 2015 Budget $41,100
AUDITOR - Real Estate Assessment
- #8
Total 2015 Budget $583,710
ENGINEER - Gas Tax - #9
Total 2015 Budget $3,605,026
Water - #10
Total 2015 Budget $187,100
Soil & Water Conservation District
Total 2015 Budget $210,521.61
Total 2015 Budget $2,509,200
AUDITOR - Estate Tax - #15
Total 2015 Budget $46,000

JACOB FARM FUND - Jacob Farm #60

Total 2015 Budget $33,774
- #16
Total 2015 Budget $55,000
EATON FARM FUND - Eaton Farm #61
Total 2015 Budget $2,000
- #17
0Total 2015 Budget $115,000
EMERGENCY 911 - #62
Total 2015 Budget $434,834.59
Total 2015 Budget $ CSEA - #65
Total 2015 Budget $297,500
Total 2015 Budget $5,000
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE FUND - Total 2015 Budget $9,700
Total 2015 Budget $4,900
- #72
COMMON PLEAS - Computer Re- Total 2015 Budget $345,010
search Fund - #23
Total 2015 Budget $3,000
Total 2015 Budget $23,556.11
Total 2015 Budget $40,443
Total 2015 Budget $19,750
Administration #32
Total 2015 Budget $147,270
Total 2015 Budget $650,000
AGENCY (EMA) - #79
Total 2015 Budget $20,000
Total 2015 Budget $64,200
WIC - #41
Total 2015 Budget $85,823.46
FUND - #80
EXTENSION CENTER FUND - #42 Total 2015 Budget $125,000
Total 2015 Budget $19,300
Total 2015 Budget $110,000
CPCP - #44
Total 2015 Budget $3,500
Total 2015 Budget $8,500
Total 2015 Budget $500,000
Total 2015 Budget $20,000
- #46
Total 2015 Budget $50,000
Total 2015 Budget $200
Total 2015 Budget $1,182,621.61
Total 2015 Budget $ MAUMEE WATERSHED #49
Total 2015 Budget $43,189.54
Total 2015 Budget $3,000
Total 2015 Budget $425,871.07
HAZMAT - #92
HOSPITAL BOND RETIREMENT Total 2015 Budget $1,000
FUND - #53
Total 2015 Budget $119,110
Total 2015 Budget $54,351
CCCP - #54
Total 2015 Budget $20,000
Clerk of Courts
O.P.W.C. ISSUE #2 - #55
Total 2015 Budget $ Total 2015 Budget $ HUMAN SERVICES BLDG DEBT
Total 2015 Budget $6,385.86
Total 2015 Budget $9,085.52

Total 2015 Budget $92,488.12

Total 2015 Budget $ COUNTY COURT SPECIAL PROJECTS - #134
Total 2015 Budget $50,000
Total 2015 Budget $25,000
Total 2015 Budget $60,000
Total 2015 Budget $50,000
PHIG - #147
Total 2015 Budget $35,744.14
Total 2015 Budget $100,000
HAVA - #154
Total 2015 Budget $3,000
Total 2015 Budget $8,000
Total 2015 Budget $2,000
Total 2015 Budget $10,000
Total 2015 Budget $40,454
Total 2015 Budget $4,000
Total 2015 Budget $17,810.76
Total 2015 Budget $1,715
Total 2015 Budget $116,937.44
Total 2015 Budget $97,370
WIRELESS 911 - #170
Total 2015 Budget $90,000
Total 2015 Budget $3,800
Total 2015 Budget $75,000
SVAA - #177
Total 2015 Budget $9,589
Total 2015 Budget $33,000



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