Beautiful “Music of the Night” in Paulding

The Paulding Band performs along with guest past Oakwood High School Band Director Dale Schubert on the Tuba playing the part of the Elephant!

Saturday, March 28 the Paulding Band Members each played their part for the Music of the Night with the 2015 theme of “Carnival of the Animals”. Usually calling sports names, Mr. Sam Hatcher instead presented the band very well on this fine evening. Spring is a great time for the final concert of the year…

Richard W. Emerling

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PAULDING: Richard W. Emerling Sr. age 66 died Friday, March 27, 2015 at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice, Van Wert, Ohio. He was born March 14, 1949 in Defiance, Ohio, the son of William and Frieda (Bostater) Emerling. On August 19, 1976 he married Cheryl A. Tunis, who survives. He retired in 2014 from John Manville,…

Defiance Moves to State Boys Basketball Final

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The Defiance Bulldogs competed in the State Semi-Final boys basketball tournament today at the Schott in Columbus this afternoon in a desperately tight match against the Dunbar Wolverines. The final score was 46-45 sending Defiance to the Championship game tomorrow at 4:30 against (#8 AP) Cleveland Central Catholic. Great job to another fantastic local team!

Ask Me… Miss C!

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Dear Miss C, I am constantly dating the wrong person. I seem to have this issue with always choosing the guy who doesn’t treat me right. I am not saying that I have been in abusive relationships but I am definitely always choosing the guys who wants to cheat or spend more time with their…

Douglas “Doug” Geller

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NEW HAVEN, IN: Douglas “Doug” Geller, 73, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Indianapolis, Doug was a senior production planner with Lincoln Food Service Products Inc. for 35 years, retiring in 2007. He was an Eagle Scout with Palms and Silver Explorer, served as a…

Steven Mark Kutzli

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GROVER HILL: Steven Mark Kutzli, age 59 died Monday, March 23, 2015 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima, Ohio. He was born June 6, 1955 in Defiance County, Ohio, the son of Lawrence and Jean (Cowell) Kutzli. On April 22, 2002 he married Karen M. Goostree, who survives. He was a US Navy veteran and…

Raiders Finish Incredible Season at Final Four

David Sinn scores from the free throw line in an excellent finish to his Raider Basketball Career.

The road for Wayne Trace to State has been a long one. Through winding paths and incredible rebounds, the team has been able to make comebacks you wouldn’t believe. At the same time they have been able to dominate early and often. Following victory to state is what the Raider Nation fans were travelling for…

Pam Tebow at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center

On Wednesday, March 18, Pam Tebow spoke to a group of 185 at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. The event was to benefit Hands of Hope Pregnancy Services in Paulding, OH. Mrs. Tebow shared stories of her family’s ministries around the world, and also about her son “Timmy”. Pam and her son, Heisman Trophy Winner…

MICKEY C. SCHWARZBEK APPOINTED TO ICBA TAX COMMITTEE

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The Independent Community Bankers of America recently announced the appointment of Mickey C. Schwarzbek, President/CEO of The Sherwood State Bank, to the organization’s Tax Committee. Schwarzbek will serve for the 2015-16 year. This was announced at the national convention in Orlando, FL. ICBA serves over 6,500 community banks throughout the country and offers advocacy, education,…

Linda Ferner Ross

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PAULDING: Linda Ferner Ross, 51, passed away at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Ft. Wayne, IN, on Sunday, March 22, 2015 from injuries sustained in an auto accident on Thursday. She was born in Portland, IN, November 27, 1963 to Lowell and Wanda (Brookhart) Ferner. She was a 1982 graduate of Jay County High School…

Raiders Marching Towards State, Setting Records on the Way!

2015 is the winningest season for Wayne Trace Boys Basketball Program after defeating Delphos St. John's in the Regional Championship game.

It’s getting close for the Wayne Trace Raiders. They started the lead at Bowling Green on Friday evening, March 20th, against the Bluejays with a three point basket by Luke Miller. Quickly Delphos fell behind and never saw the lead in their favor. It was the first quarter that took a while to get in…

Richard Peffley Friend

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Richard Peffley Friend, 86, of Antwerp passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at Vancrest of Antwerp. Dick was born in Antwerp on July 14, 1928, a son of the late Hazel Delia (Peffley) and Harry Leroy Friend. He was a member of Antwerp VFW Post 5087, was a Scout Master and worked at Phelps Dodge.…