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2018 Paulding County Spelling Bee

The Paulding County Spelling Bee took place at Antwerp Local School this year with 10 competitors from the area public, private and home schools. The competitive night was Tuesday, February 6. The participants were the following: Antwerp Elementary – Jessica Thornell, 5th grade Antwerp Middle School – Gaige McMichael, 8th grade Christian Home Educators of…

POTACC & 3 Others Cross the Border

On Sunday February 11th, POTACC and 3 other members of the Antwerp Conservation Club crossed the state border to compete in a High Power match held at Fort Wayne Rifle and Revolver. Club members in attendance were Alex Campbell, Aaron Kohler, Gary Mabis and Keith Mueller. It was a 100 yard, offhand, center fire rifle…

Mt. Calvary Lenten Activities

Members and friends of Mt Calvary Lutheran Church in Antwerp participated in a Family Lenten Project on an icy February 11 Sunday morning. A Lenten display featuring a cross and symbols of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection was fashioned by each family for use at home and sharing with others. A Song for Lent was learned…

McCullough Wins Riverside Christian Chili Cook-off!

Each year the family at Riverside Christian Church has a Chili Cook-off contest to see who the judges decide makes the best chili. This year, on February 3rd, Stephanie McCullough received the honor from Staci McKeever who had won it 3 years in a row prior to this. The cook-off was all in good fun…

Payne Library Canvas & Cookies Class

Paulding County Carnegie Library Director, Susan Pieper, led a canvas painting class for young patrons at the Payne Branch Library. Fourteen artists painted beautiful “Sweetheart Bouquets” and enjoyed a sweet cookie treat. Canvas classes at the library are always free of charge and always tons of fun! Stop by the branch and follow us on…

Vantage Open House & “Taste of Vantage”

Vantage Career Center will hold an Open House and Taste of Vantage on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:30 pm to celebrate National Career and Technical Education Month, which runs through February. This year’s Open House will highlight the 17 high school programs as well as the Ohio Technical Center adult education programs…

John Paulding Historical Society Hosts Annual Wine & Cheese Tasting

Amidst the severe weather systems of last weekend, the John Paulding Historical Society hosted their Annual Wine & Cheese Tasting fundraising event. The weather did not keep the guests away with well over 150 people in attendance. The Valentine’s theme was spread throughout the banquet hall area of tables and stage as well as an…

February Display for Antwerp Library

Jeff Crabill’s Art work is on Display for the Month of February and the Antwerp Branch Library. Stop in and see his amazing talent. Check out more of his artwork on Facebook at Jeff Crabill Art.

Oakwood Elementary Students Hold Food Drive

Oakwood Elementary students held a food drive to support the local food pantries in Oakwood and Melrose. Sixth grade students who helped with the delivery of the food are Owen Logan, Kacy Hornish, Aiden Miller, Jocelynn Parrett, Jackson Keller, Elli Barton, Layla Logan, and Tyler Schlatter. Meeting the students at the food pantry in Melrose…

Woodburn Hardware Gets A Facelift; Ready For Spring

Seven years ago the owners of Grabill Hardware realized there was a need for a community hardware store in Woodburn. The previous hardware store, also known as Norm’s, had went out of business and the building was sitting empty. Norm’s had been there approximately 30 years. The owners of Grabill Hardware came in and gave…

Dr. James Gray Returning to Ohio with Family Practice

Community Memorial Hospital has announced that Dr. James Gray, family physician, will once again be practicing in Ohio, beginning Feb 13th. Dr. Gray currently has a family practice office in Auburn, Indiana at the DeKalb Health Medical Offices, but is thrilled to now start practicing closer to home. Dr. Gray previously had a practice in…

Critchfield – Speice

Announcement has been made of the engagement and upcoming wedding of Chelsea Critchfield, daughter of Rick & Angie Critchfield, Plain City, OH and Tom & Robin McCord, Fort Wayne, IN to Austin Speice, son of Mike & Kathy Speice, Paulding, OH. The bride-elect is a graduate of Wayne Trace High School and Bowling Green State…

90th Birthday Celebration

Helen Treece will be celebrating her 90th birthday January 12th. Her children are asking family and friends to send a birthday card to honor her 90th birthday. Cards can be sent to: Helen Treece, 7724 Rd 87, Paulding, OH 45879