Patrol to Focus on Seat Belts and Impaired Drivers

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VAN WERT – The Ohio State Highway Patrol wants motorists to drive cautiously when out during Memorial Day, as troopers tend to see an increase in traffic deaths over this weekend. Troopers and local law enforcement will join together to work towards a fatality-free holiday weekend on Ohio roads. Seven of the 16 statewide traffic…

Library Digitizes Historical High School Yearbooks

Library Director, Susan Pieper (right) presents Kim Sutton (left) representing the John Paulding Historical Museum a full set of the digital yearbooks for the museum’s collection. (Photo courtesy of the Paulding County Carnegie Library)

As part of the library’s ongoing centennial celebration, the library has digitized its historic high school yearbook collection. “We were contacted by Oklahoma Correctional Industries (OCI) about the possibility of having our yearbook collection digitized at no charge,” shares Susan Pieper, coordinator of this project. “It was an offer we really could not refuse. After…


Post Offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016, in observance of the Memorial Day Federal Holiday. Only Express Mail will be delivered that day. On Tuesday, May 31, normal mail delivery operations will resume and Post Offices will re-open. Extensive postal information and services are available 24/7 online at

Ray of Hope Camp Helps Youth Deal with Loss

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CHP Home Care & Hospice will conduct its annual Rays of Hope Camp, June 14-15, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily at YMCA Camp Clay and Lifehouse Church, 9196 Liberty-Union Rd., Van Wert. The camp is for children and youth (ages 6-17) from throughout the area, who have recently lost a loved one and helps…

Spring Sports Awards at Antwerp HS


The Antwerp High School presented the awards for its spring sports season on Tuesday, May 17 as school winds to a close and the graduates say goodbye for the last time. For varsity baseball, Trey Mills was awarded the Offensive MVP award and Dylan Peters was named as the Defensive MVP. Coach Zac Feasby was…

Antwerp Elementary Hosts Award Ceremony

Fourth graders Caydence Shull, Samantha Sheedy, and Isaac Reutter receive the Presidential Physical Fitness Award from Mr. Drew Altimus.

On Wednesday, May 18, the last day of school, Antwerp Elementary School held its awards ceremony to recognize students for their academic, leadership, physical fitness, citizenship, and attendance accomplishments this school year. First grader Michael Rohrs received a certificate for his perfect attendance this school year. Third graders Teeghun Marlin, Derek Hines, Allison Carnes, and…

Mr. & Mrs. Menger Celebrate 50TH Wedding Anniversary

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Heinz (Peter) and Janice (Ruppert) Menger of Woodburn, IN, will celebrate their 50th anniversary on May 28, 2016. They have a daughter, Ingrid (Harvey) Smallwood and blessed with one grandchild, Noah Smallwood, all of New Haven, IN. Mr. and Mrs. Menger will celebrate their anniversary with a family dinner.

Harlan Christian School Names Valedictorian


Harlan Christian School would like to announce Rebekah Chipps as valedictorian of the Class of 2016. This fall, Rebekah plans on attending Ivy Tech, Fort Wayne, IN, then transfer to IPFW to pursue a degree in education. “I would like to teach and prepare the next generation of young, individual minds. I want them to…

Edward Jones Brings Top Leader To Hicksville

  Financial adviser Bryan Post of Hicksville is helping host Kate Warne PhD., chief investment strategist from Edward Jones, on Wednesday, May 18. Post will attend a private forum with several dozen leading financial advisers in Northwest Ohio. Warne will then address a crowd of 450 invited clients in the early evening. Warne interprets market…

Honor Flight Credits Founder

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Honor Flight Northeast Indiana (HFNEI) will make its 20th flight to Washington D.C. on Wednesday, May 25th. This flight isn’t solely about the 83 deserving Veterans who are scheduled to participate. Flight #20 is also dedicated to Laura Carrico, the founder of Honor Flight Northeast Indiana. It has been affectionately dubbed the “Because of Laura”…