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…

Patricia L. Johnson

PAULDING: Patricia L. Johnson, age 77 died Monday, November 17, 2014. She was born in Paulding, Ohio on April 9, 1937 the daughter of Glover S. and Louise Esther (Koss) Mohr. On November 30, 1957 she married Richard A. Johnson, who preceded her in death on January 22, 2004. She retired from Cook Burkard Gorrell…

A Carolin’ We Will Go at the Festival of Trees

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Sounds of the season began in Paulding this weekend with the John Paulding Historical Society’s Festival of Trees. The Poor Bottom Boys entertained the visitors with easy listening bluegrass music on Friday night, as they milled about the museum enjoying holiday lights and decorations. The jingle of coins hitting the bottom of trees’ jars for…

Sheriff’s Training Saves Life of Autistic Child

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It could have been bad. A call comes into the Police Department. “A child is playing in the highway. I don’t know who it is.” “Okay, I’ll be right down.” Victoria hangs up the phone and immediately opens the door to the office. She looks to the right and sees commotion happening on North Main…