‘Shop Small’ on Small Business Saturday

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By State Sen. Dennis Kruse (R-Auburn) Since its creation in 2010, Small Business Saturday has sparked a nationwide movement to celebrate and support small businesses across the country. I encourage everyone to mark their calendars for this year’s Small Business Saturday, Nov. 29. The Small Business Administration (SBA) defines a small business as an enterprise…

Plan now for Shop Small Business Saturday

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Shop Small Business Saturday takes place this weekend right after Black Friday. There is a lot going on in Antwerp and Paulding and other locations throughout your communities. This is becoming quite a big event. In Antwerp, stores throughout the village and surrounding area have heavy canvas bags to handout full of coupons and savings…

Small Business Saturday

Hey Antwerp! We all know that Friday is ” Black Friday” and Monday is “Cyber Monday” but did you know that Saturday is national “Small Business Saturday”? We are encouraging everyone to visit a small business to do some holiday shopping in Antwerp this Saturday. Our local Chamber of Commerce has been working with local…

Fatal Crash Near Hicksville

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a two vehicle crash at approximately 9:21 PM on State Route 2, one half mile east of Casebeer-Miller road in Hicksville Township, Defiance County, near the village of Hicksville. A 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe, driven by 41 year old James Cummings of Hicksville, was eastbound on SR 2 and…

Homelessness Affects Many Walks of Life

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The Nurturing Well by: Jill Starbuck When we think of the holidays, we typically picture family gatherings full of laughter, warm homes, and lots of great food. We typically do not worry about how to keep warm, where our next meal will come from, and whether we will see our loved ones. As unthinkable as…

Hands of Hope Training on Saturday, November 22

Pregnancy Services Volunteer Training Hands of Hope will be holding a volunteer training on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 9:00am-12:00pm. The training will be in the basement of the Samaritan Center, located at 1030 West Wayne Street, Paulding. Especially needed are: Nurse volunteers, fundraising help, and church and school liaisons. If you are interested in…

Former pro baseball player visits Central Lutheran School

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Former professional baseball player and New Haven High School graduate, Dave Doster visited with Mrs. Anne Hess’s second grade class at Central Lutheran School. Doster played professionally from 1993-2005 and played for two seasons with the Philadelphia Phillies. While in the classroom, Doster described his professional playing experiences and also challenged students to determine the…

Mr. & Mrs. Steve Derck Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

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Steve and Nancy Derck of Antwerp will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, November 28, 2014. They were joined in Holy Matrimony on November 28, 1964 by Fr. Gerald Stein of St. Michael’s Parish in Hicksville, Ohio. They have two daughters: Anita (Robert) Bok of Antwerp and Beth Derck of Noblesville, IN. They also…

Fern E. Rath

ANTWERP: Fern E. Rath, 99, of  Antwerp passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Twin Rivers Care Center, Defiance. Fern was born in Black Run, Ohio on February 24, 1915, a daughter of the late Mary (Collins) and Frank  Hutchinson. She was a  custodian at Antwerp Local Schools Antwerp and a member of Antwerp VFW & American Legion…

Crosby Signs with University of Findlay

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Molly Crosby, a senior at Wayne Trace High School, signed a letter of intent to play collegiate softball at the University of Findlay starting next fall. Crosby, who will go to college to become an intervention specialist, is coming off of a season that saw her post a record of 9-3 on the mound with…

Antwerp & Wayne Trace Schools Building for the Future

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“We finally have our own training room,” excitedly says the wrestling coach at Wayne Trace High School. For years the wrestling team has found its home practice room moved around in various places in the building. From the cafeteria to the second story behind the bleachers, the wrestlers have not had a place to call…

Putnam County resident found deceased at a traffic crash

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OTTOVILLE The Lima and Van Wert Posts of The Ohio State Highway Patrol are investigating a traffic crash in which a Putnam County man was found deceased. On November 17th, shortly before 3:00 p.m., emergency personnel were dispatched to a single vehicle traffic crash that occurred on Road 23-Q, north of Road T in Putnam…