Taylor – Skinner

John and Julie Taylor of Antwerp, Ohio are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachael Ellen Taylor, to…

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Russel Dean Yenser

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Payne Russel Dean Yenser, 77, of Payne passed away Monday, July 6, 2015 at Van Wert County Hospital. Russel was born in Van Wert County on October 5, 1937 a son of the late Frances Mae (Thatcher) and Forrest R Yenser. Russ was a devout member of Divine Mercy Catholic Church; the Knights of Columbus…

Safety First Farm Seminar in Paulding

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Paulding County OSU Extension Office planned a special safety seminar for Paulding County residents. The informative meeting brought people from around the county and taught farms about the potential dangers of grain and how to narrow risks around the equipment and grain. The Friday evening event began at 6:30 pm at the Fairgrounds. Ed Bohn…

Taylor – Skinner

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John and Julie Taylor of Antwerp, Ohio are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachael Ellen Taylor, to Andrew Michael Skinner, son of Kathleen and Michael Skinner of Cincinnati, Ohio. The future bride graduated from Miami University with a Bachelor of Science degree and will graduate with a Doctorate of Audiology from Central…

Paulding County teams compete in 2015 VNEA Pool Tournament

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In May, four pool teams from Paulding County traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada, for the 2015 VNEA Pool Tournament. The teams were- “Who’s Next”, team member are Oggie Lehman, Bob Lehman, Jeff Mekus, Harry Mcswiney, and James Miller; “I Don’t Know”, team members are Mark Marenberg, Bill Voirol, Don Foltz, Gene Edwards, and Bill Stahler;…

Serious Crash on US 24 in Paulding Co.

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Emerald Township – The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Van Wert Post is investigating a serious injury traffic crash that occurred on US 24 at the intersection of County Road 115 in Paulding County. Today at 1:21 PM a 2011 Mercedes-Benz delivery van, driven by Kent C. Mattingly, age 60, of Ft. Wayne, Indiana was southbound…

New Law Firm Opens in Paulding

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  North of the Courthouse in Paulding a satellite office of Putman Law Offices opened in Paulding this past week with a ribbon cutting. The event had people from all over the county watching the grand opening. Shaun Putman and Rachel Franklin, both attorneys at this office, also work in Van Wert. This office will…

Local youth participate in Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

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Megan Niese from Miller City High School and Maggie Wilson from Antwerp High School represented Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op in the 2015 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. The high school seniors-to-be gained a personal understanding of American history, their role as a citizen and insight to the important roles electric cooperatives play in…

Paulding County 4-H Fair Results (cont’d)

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Float Results: 1st place – Campground Kids 4-H Club 2nd place – Leaders of Tomorrow 4-H Club 3rd place – Brown Betty & Buster Browns Poster Contest: (Jr. Division 13 and under) Poultry – 1st Bethany Klopfenstein; 2nd Ryan Rupp Rabbits – 1st Ella Cook; 2nd Hailey Weidenhamer Goats – 1st Hunter Kesler; 2nd Kaitlin…

“Lost In My Dreams” – Dear Miss C

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Dear Miss C, I usually remember about one dream per night. So, I regularly remember them. But I have a reoccurring dream theme that has come and gone through my life. What does it mean when you dream that you keep getting lost? Like, I will be coming home from school and get lost, even…

Hite Recognizes Defiance High School Boys Baseball Champions

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OH State Senator Cliff Hite (R-Findlay) recognized the Defiance boys baseball team for winning the 2015 Division II State Championship. Defiance High School defeated Poland Seminary 5-3 to capture the school’s third state title. Several of the student athletes recognized were also a part of the 2015 Division II State Basketball Championship team that visited…