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Rowland – Traxler Engagement

Wedding plans have been announced for Nate Eugene Traxler, son of Lori Traxler of Edgerton, OH and (the late) Kevin Traxler and Marrisa Rose Rowland, daughter of Karen Rowland and David Rowland of Delphos, OH. Nate is a 2012 graduate of Edgerton High School and graduated from the University of Northwestern Ohio in 2015 with…

Antwerp Students Attend Defiance County College Fair

On Tuesday, September 12, students at Antwerp High School attended the Defiance County College Fair at Defiance College. Students walked around the facility and spoke with representatives from various colleges, universities, trade schools, and the military.

Ann’s Bright Beginnings Learn About Nutrition

The children from Ann’s Bright Beginnings have started a nutrition education unit with Miss Erika Lee from the Ohio State University Extension.  Miss Erika will be visiting us twice a month to reinforce healthy food choices, being physically active AND building skills in Math, Science and English Language Arts. If you would like for YOUR…

Local Hidden Treasure “Forrest Woods”

Located just north of Forder’s Bridge on County Road 73, is a local treasure. It is called Forrest Woods Nature Preserve. This is one of a few remnants of The Great Black Swamp. It is home to a wide variety of plants, birds, mammals, reptiles & amphibians, butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies and insects. It is home…

Payne Elementary Student Council 2017/18

Student council elections were recently held at Payne Elementary for the 2017-18 school year. Representing the student body are 4th graders Caroline Winans and Clay Stoller, 5th graders Keegan Rager and Luke Stouffer, 6th graders Meara Rager, Brenna Thomas, Adrian Laukhuf, and Cale Winans.

Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op Prepares to Assist in Hurricane Recovery

Crews Deployed To Georgia Tuesday Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op (PPEC) sent crews and equipment to assist in Hurricane Irma recovery efforts. The storm has created widespread property damage with more than 6 million without power in the southeastern part of the country Currently, PPEC sent 4 of their linemen to help in the efforts. They…

Library Director Recertified as an Ohio Public Librarian

The Paulding County Carnegie Library Director and Librarian, Susan Pieper has been recertified in the Ohio Public Librarian Certification Program until 2022. This program recognizes individual librarians who have met minimum standards established by the Ohio Library Council – which for renewal is 75 continuing education contact hours – and is recognized as a Certified…

New Haven High Coach Named ‘Coach of the Week’ by Colts

New Haven’s Jim Rowland has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, an award that honors the best in high school football coaching. Rowland earned the award by leading the Bulldogs to a come-from-behind 35-33 overtime win over Leo on Friday at Leo. The win, which came after a 17-0 deficit, improved New Haven…

Archers Break Course Record

The Archers boys golf team on Thursday, September 14 broke the course record at Pond-A-River Golf Course in a meet with Fairview and Hicksville. It wasn’t by much. but it was still successful, breaking the record by one! Previously it been set by a class several years ago and this team has now succeeded in…

First 2017 Ohio Death in a Human West Nile Virus Case Reported

Ohio’s first 2017 death in a human West Nile virus case has been reported by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH).  The 74-year-old Defiance County man had been hospitalized with encephalitis. The Ohio Department of Health is reporting a total of 10 human cases of West Nile virus across the state. Counties with at least…

Happenings in the Area

By: Stan Jordan The Flat Rock Creek Festival is scheduled for September 15th, 16th, and 17th at the Paulding County fairgrounds. Over the years that is a well attended celebration, as anything you can think of is there. Dan Bowers of Advanced Chassis here in Antwerp is having a Horsepower Halloween Weekend! That is scheduled…

Take the Paulding County Vision Survey

What’s your vision for Paulding County? The Paulding County Vision Board is conducting a public opinion survey to gather input from Paulding County residents to use in the development of a Community Development Plan. The purpose of the Plan is to develop a vision for the future of the County and then establish a road…