September at South Scipio

South Scipio United Brethren in Christ Church invites the Antwerp community to its September 21st outdoor worship service and carry-in lunch at the Antwerp Park pavilion. (Be our guests.  There will be plenty of food!) Music begins at 9:45 a.m. and the service will begin at 10:00 a.m.) The Agora on Waldo Hill will be…

Eloise Hopkins

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Antwerp, OH Eloise Hopkins, 90, of Antwerp passed away Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Vancrest of Antwerp. Eloise was born in Antwerp on July 23, 1924, a daughter of the late Eva (Wilson) and Carl  Langham. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Antwerp and worked at Dana Weatherhead for 25 years. On…

Flat Rock Creek Festival

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The Annual Flat Rock Creek Festival this year begins on Friday, September 19, taking place at the Paulding County Fairgrounds. Every year people from the entire West Bend News readership area come together to enjoy the harvest and fun of old fashioned country style living. From broom making to apple cider pressing, there is something…

Paulding Struggles for Win at Home

Paulding junior Jaycie Varner spikes the ball over the net in the second set. More pictures at westbendnews.net

Paulding lady Panthers took on Bluffton on Tuesday, September 16 at home. The first game was close for Paulding. The second game was not. The third looked like the Lady Panthers could win. Unfortunately, it could not be pulled off for the home team. Final Score: Bluffton over Paulding 25-18, 27-25, 15-25, 25-20. Paulding Leaders:…

Woodlan Stumbles Against Antwerp

Coach Amy Hammer sets 100 wins for her coaching career.

The game started at Woodlan with the Archers crushing the Warriors in the first two sets on Monday, September 15. It didn’t look like Woodlan would be able to deliver much of a challenge in the next set. The Woodlan girls didn’t give-up and decided it was time to light the court up. They won…

James “Jim” John Jackson

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PAULDING: James “Jim” John Jackson, age 67 died Tuesday, September 16 at his residence. He was born March 1, 1947 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the son of William and Stella (Lazowsky) Jackson Sr. On July 10, 1970 he married Sharon “Sherry” A. Thompson, who survives. He was a US Army veteran serving in Korea…

Douglas James Reed

CLOVERDALE: Douglas James Reed, age 61 died Monday, September 15, 2014. He was born March 4, 1953 in Paulding, Ohio, the son of Homer J. and Ruth M. (Ries) Reed. On November 10, 1973 he married his beloved wife, Jeanne R. Williamson, who preceded him in death on September 16, 2012. He is survived by…

Antwerp Falls to Paulding on Parent’s Night

Paulding’s Corbin Edwards grasps the ball as it’s passed to him in the third quarter.

The football game at Paulding began the night with the boys walking down the 50 yard line, introduced to the crowds with their parents. The Panthers were competing in the second ever game against Antwerp and this time at their home turf. It started off with Paulding receiving the kickoff from the Archers. Within 10…

Defiance Patrol: 2 Crashes, 1 Fatality

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Patrol Investigates Fatal Crash Sherwood – The Ohio State Highway Patrol responded to a two vehicle crash at approximately 5:20 PM within the intersection of Buckskin Road and Openlander Road in Mark Township, Defiance County, near the village of Sherwood. A 2006 Pontiac Torrent driven by 53 year old Dawn Murphy of Toledo was westbound…

Warrant Arrest Leads to Meth Lab in New Haven

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At approximately 7:30 pm on September 11, 2014, a New Haven Police Officer was on patrol in the 200 block of Lincoln Highway West when he observed a former New Haven resident, Todd Lee. Officers knew Mr. Lee had an active warrant out for his arrest. Mr. Lee was then seen going into a residence…

Lady Raiders Defeat Ottoville in Fifth Set

Addison Baumle bumps the ball in the first set of the game against Ottoville. More pictures at westbendnews.net

It was a close game between on Wayne Trace and the Ottoville girls on Thursday, September 11. The match took place at the Palace following the Raider JV wins 28-26, 25-22. The varsity match Volleyball finished with Wayne Trace over Ottoville 23-25, 25-21, 25-22, 23-25, 15-11 Wayne Trace Leaders: Mackenzie Swary (15-15 serving, 47-51 passing)…