Paulding Putnam Electric Coop Names Willitzer as Marketing and Economic Development Manager

Erika Willitzer

Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative has named Erika Willitzer their Marketing and Economic Manager. It’s a move that CEO George Carter hopes will ensure a more competitive business environment and position for economic growth in the PPEC territory.  The electric company serves more than 12,900 member-owners in Paulding, Putnam, Defiance, Van Wert and Allen counties in…

Early Voting Dates Changed for Ohio

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This edition of West Bend News (October 1) had the date beginning on September 30. Due to the Supreme Court ruling all of the dates in Ohio have changed to October 7. Regarding today’s decision by the United States Supreme Court, all of the following may be attributed to Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted:…

Antwerp Narrowly Falls to Holgate

Selected this year for the homecoming King and Queen are Darian Bauer and Willie Jones. Photo by Jarrison Steiner. More pictures at westbendnews.net

Homecoming events started the evening at Antwerp High School about an hour before the game on Friday, September 26th. The parade began with the Band marching in the lead with the 2014 homecoming princess and prince: Reese Wyatt and Durbin Cline following. The high school court came next. Selected this year for the homecoming King…

Karen K. Schwab

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PAYNE, OH: Karen K. Schwab, age 75 died Sunday, September 28 at Van Crest of Convoy, Convoy, Ohio. She was born August 11, 1939 in Paulding County, Ohio, the daughter of Orville P. and Valera E. (Vance) Riley. On March 22, 1958 she married Delmar H. Schwab, who survives. She retired from Payne Elementary School…

Marjorie E. Simpson

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Attica, IN Marjorie Evelyn (Stump) Simpson, 91, Attica, passed away at the Williamsport Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Williamsport, IN, on Monday, September 29, 2014, at 1:10 a.m. Marjorie was born in Oklahoma on April 17, 1923. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Jean L. (Hardy) Stump. Marjorie was raised in Alvin, IL…

Balderas – Schlueter Edding Announcement

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Pablo Balderas, and Lisa and Fred Arnett, wish to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Andrea Balderas of Paulding, to Michael Schlueter, the son of Billy Webster, Dionicia Webster, and William Schlueter of Paulding, along with Michael’s children: Nicholas Schlueter, Madelynn Van Vlerah and Lylah Schlueter. The bride elect is a 2010…

Morris – Molitor Wedding Announcement

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Todd and Jayne Morris of Van Wert, Ohio are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Julia Marie Morris, to Adam William Molitor, son of Harry Jr. and Robin Molitor of Paulding, Ohio. The future bride is a 2007 graduate of Licolnview High School. She attended Ball State University and graduated in 2012 with…

Lorraine Williams

HICKSVILLE, OH Lorraine Williams, 84, died at her home Friday September 26, 2014. Lorraine was born March 1, 1930 to the late William and Angeline (Bush) Havens at Grassy Creek, Kentucky. She was united in marriage to Jack Williams on August 10, 1979 in Maryland. She was employed at Eagle Pitcher. Upon retirement she then…

Handwashing: The Number One At-Home Germ Prevention

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The Nurturing Well by: Jill Starbuck While people catch the common cold and other viruses throughout the year, back-to-school days and colder weather bring more sniffles, coughs, and scratchy throats than any other time of the year. This is also the time of year when the running debate about the efficacy and dangers of vaccines…

Sarah Kupfersmith

PAULDING: Sarah Kupfersmith, age 94 died Thursday, September 25, 2014. She was born December 18, 1919 in Pruden, TN, the daughter of Claud and Rachel M. (Smith) Jackson. On July 27, 1938 she married Edwin H. Kupfersmith, who preceded her in death on August 28, 1999. She was a member of and Sunday school teacher…

Financial Partners hosts Grand Re-Opening!

(from Left to Right):  Stephanie Coomer, Gina Phlipot, Dave Shuey, Angela Wagoner, Rhonda Mohr; Tia Schwartz (not pictured – Angie Peters).

The Credit Union in Woodburn known as Financial Partners Federal Credit Union celebrated their grand-reopening on Tuesday, September 16th with snacks and food for the town. David Shuey, CEO, stated, “We wanted to modernize the look. It really creates a good feel for our customers.” Offices remained open serving clients in the community while the…

Fred D Shaffer

Fred Shaffer

Antwerp, OH Fred D Shaffer, 84, of Antwerp, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Fred  was born in Jackson, Michigan on June 13, 1930, a son of the late Mary (Goff) and Clyde Shaffer. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy; worked at Dana Weatherhead, was the co-owner of Shaffer…

Nova E. Scarbrough

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GROVER HILL: Nova E. Scarbrough, age 90 died Thursday, September 25, 2014. She was born in Toledo, Ohio, on October 13, 1923 the daughter of Dennis and Viola (Roberts) Thrasher. On November 21, 1943 she married C. E. “Gene” Scarbrough, who survives. She was a member of Bunco Card Club and the Paulding County Senior…

Woodlan Volleyball Falls to Heritage

Woodlan Senior Bekah Dignal bumps the ball after the serve.

The Patriots took on the Lady Warriors Volleyball on Tuesday, September 23. The home team played the first set well with Heritage taking the win. The next two sets finished the same score with the guests easily taking the win. The final scores were 22-25, 15-25, 15-25 with Heritage taking the game. Woodlan Leaders: Kills:…