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ODOT winter operations update Information current as of 1/5/18

The following is an update regarding snow and ice operations on state highways within Defiance, Paulding, Putnam and Van Wert. DEFIANCE  The Ohio Department of Transportation District 1 includes the counties of Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert and Wyandot. To receive information regarding winter operations in other counties, please go to  https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/OHDOT/subscriber/…

Marilyn J. Doner

Marilyn J. Doner, 75, of Van Wert, Ohio went to be with her Lord and Savior at 7:43 AM Sunday, January 07, 2018 at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center. She was born November 30, 1942 in Havre, Montana to the late Joseph R. & Bonnie J. (McGill) Bachini. On September 9, 1966 she married Hans…

TEN CONFIRMED AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Ten youth were recently confirmed at First United Methodist Church after attending classes with Rev. Gus Christo-Baker. Mentors from the church assisted the students with their studies. First Church is located at the corner of Jefferson Street and W Central Avenue in Van Wert. For further information, visit the website at www.vanwertfirst.net or phone 419/238-0631.

TASTE OF CONVOY 2018

Convoy Community Days will hold a Taste of Convoy/Wine & Craft Beer Tasting on Saturday January 20, 2018 beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Edgewood Park Community Building. Raffles of gift boxes with items form local businesses throughout the night. Enjoy  heavy hor d’evores and  sweets by local entrepreneurs while sipping on your drink. Live…

Farm Credit Mid-American Donation to 4-H Camp Palmer’s Pool

The Camp Palmer staff and board are very thankful for the $15,000 grant from Farm Credit Mid-America as part of their Community Giving Fund. Also, a recent gift from Williams County Pork Producers of $2500 for the pool is greatly appreciated. The new pool opened on May 31, 2015. Currently these gifts have reduced the…

Antwerp D.A.R.E. graduation

On November 28, Paulding County D.A.R.E. program held its graduation for 5th graders of Antwerp Elementary. Graduation is a time for students to think back on what they have learned in D.A.R.E. and time to reward the kids for completing the 12-week program. At the end of the program, each student writes an essay. The…

Archers split with Kalida, Fayette

ANTWERP – Antwerp’s girls basketball team returned to the hardwood for games both Thursday and Saturday with the two contests being split in the win-loss columns. On Thursday, the Lady Archers welcomed in Kalida from the Putnam County League for a non-league girls basketball game and it was the visiting Wildcats who emerged with a…

Stans’s Ramblings

To my way of thinking By: Stan Jordan The biggest share of NCAA college football is over. Now there are 12 – 15 different bowl games. For some schools, a sort of a Coupe De Grace. But let’s talk about the National Championship Series, better known as the NCS, generally known, controlled and put on…

Lady Archers Down Paulding in First County Match

County rivals Antwerp and Paulding squared off in a non-league girls basketball game last Tuesday with the Lady Archers outlasting Paulding for a 37-33 victory. Antwerp had previously traveled to Edon in the first contest for Antwerp and won 52-37 Paulding opened up the game with the first point, but soon was overtaken by the…

Paulding County Poultry Team

The Paulding County 4-H Poultry Judging Team competed at the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference in Louisville, KY on November 16th. The team had won the Ohio State competition in August to qualify for this prestigious event. Members of the team are Hannah Farr, Estee Miller, Chantal Monnier and Kalyn Strahley. The team competed…

Christmas Season Officially Starts in Antwerp

Antwerp began their Christmas time of the year with the Chamber of Commerce tapping into all the fun of the season on Friday, December 1st. The hardworking members of the Chamber have been planning the event for months and now it has finally come about. The girls and boys from the high school show choir…

Special Report Provides Guidance to Local Governments on Detecting, Deterring Thefts of Citizen Payments

Thieving public employees who capitalize on lax oversight have pocketed millions of dollars from transactions with citizens over past decade, according to a special report released today by Auditor of State Dave Yost. Despite revenue’s vital role as the fuel for local government operations, numerous audit findings over the years suggest that some entities do…