Wayne Frankart

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Wayne Frankart, 80, of New Haven, IN, passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016, at his residence. Born in Henry County, OH he was the son of the late Jesse and Alice (McMongial) Frankart. He was an independent truck driver and retired in 1998. He enjoyed woodworking, horses, and his dogs. He especially loved his grandchildren…

State Reminder: Campaign Finance Filings Due Today

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Today, campaign committees will file their Semiannual Campaign Finance Report. Statute requires this report be filed no later than the final business day of July each year. Here is some information to help you gather and report on this information: What information will be included on the report? All activity through June 30, 2016 and beginning…

Taylor Diestch Named 2016 World Champion Of Pinewood Derby

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11 year old Taylor Diestch of Edgerton Cub Scout Pack 29 recently competed in the Pinewood Derby World Championship competition at Times Square in New York City. Taylor and his dad, Jason worked diligently and precisely for Taylor’s last year of eligibility in this nationally renowned race. “Last Chance” was the name christened to the…

Carryall Township by Stan

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By: Stan Jordan I asked Josh Steiner if he knew why this township is called Carryall and he didn’t know. The above picture is of that rock taken from Mr. Ehrhart’s book. If you go west on 424, where the Maumee River runs the closest to the highway, you look down into the river and…

Grover Hill Summer Fest King & Queen

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The Summerfest in Grover Hill took place this past weekend (July 23). The kids had a great time along with the parents. They all lined up for the parade on Saturday morning. This year the Wayne Trace King was Brody Hershberger while the queen was Tatum Tigner.

Ed Bohn Helps Out At RNC in Cleveland

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The Paulding County EMA Director, Edward Bohn, was part of a seven county delegation of EMA directors from the state of Ohio to assist at the Cuyahoga County EOC this past week, for the RNC in Cleveland, Ohio. EOC stands for Emergency Operation Center. Director Bohn served as planning liaison during the midnight shift, on…

Randall Smith Memorial Highway Dedicated

Randall Smith Memorial Highway

It has been a year since, “Randall Smith” was called by Bob Habern. “Randall Scott Smith”, Habern repeated. The roll call took place in complete silence. Though others responded, Randall did not answer. Bob, District Disabled Veteran’s Commander Chapter 54, called again, louder this time, “Petty Officer, Second Class, Randall Smith”. After a short delay,…

Patrol Investigating a Two Vehicle Fatal Crash

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Bryan At 6:18 PM, The Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a two vehicle crash at State Route 15 north of County Road H in Jefferson Township, in Williams County. This is three miles north of the City of Bryan. A 2004 Ford Taurus, driven by 16 year old Warren J. Robison of Toledo, Ohio,…

Abby L. Shumaker

Abby L. Shumaker

Abby L. Shumaker, 33, of Marion Ohio, passed away July 23, 2016 from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident on County Road 176 and Township Road 105 North of Paulding. Abby was born Van Wert on January 24, 1983 to Rosanne (Adams) & Barry Shumaker, Abby is survived by her mother Rosanne (Adams) Font &…

Nancy A. Essex

Nancy Essex

Payne, Ohio Nancy A. Essex, 76, formerly of Hicksville, died Monday, July 25, 2016 at VanCrest of Payne Assisted Living. Born in Kosciusko County, Indiana, Nancy was the daughter of the late Harold and Annabelle (Minnear) Ferverda. She was a 1958 graduate of Southside High School, Ft. Wayne, Indiana. Nancy was a member of St.…

TCC & A Wireless Team Up to Donate 235,000 Backpacks Full of School Supplies to Children Across the US

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Deserving young students in New Haven will soon benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign. TCC, the largest Verizon Authorized Retailer in the U.S., announces today that A Wireless is partnering with the company and its Culture of Good to donate 235,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through TCC’s annual School Rocks Backpack…

Woodlan FFA Awarded Hoosier degree

Pictured left to right: Allison Knepp, Kaylee Smith, Kassie Copper-Helmke, Sophi Schultz, Zoe Lowden, and Zack Weitfeldt. Not pictured. Eric Kurtz, Kaitlyn Castleman, Kyle Nahrwold, Mike Singer, Janae Sowles

The Woodlan FFA Chapter had 11 members awarded Indiana FFA’s highest degree that can be bestowed upon an FFA member; the Hoosier Degree. The FFA members were awarded their Hoosier Degree during the 87th State FFA Convention held on the campus of Purdue University. The Hoosier Degree is based on a student’s supervised agriculture experience…