* Educate yourself about the issues. Read. Explore the internet. Go to meetings. Know the issue. Decide how you feel. Then speak out where you will be heard–contact key officials, go to board meetings, write letters to the editor, call in on talk shows, send e-mails.
* It takes many people to create change, not just one very strong individual. Beware of people who want to be the only one in charge or the only one speaking out. Circumvent them as kindly as possible.
* Treat others with dignity, compassion and respect, listening to their views and challenging them when necessary..Insist that others treat you well, even when you are saying things that they don’t want to hear.
* Stay as calm as possible when speaking out. Don’t “lose your cool.” You can let out your frustration when you are alone or with good friends.
* As you find your voice, you may be tempted to talk too much–to go on and on and on. This is never a good idea. If you do this, you silence the voices of others who also need to be heard. Strongly and briefly make your point. Then give others their chance to speak. Again, it is the voices of many, not just one, that will make the difference!
Posted by pauldingcommunityblog on April 18, 2014
|OMA Endorses State Issue 1
|The OMA Board of Directors unanimously voted this week to endorse State Issue 1 on the May 6 statewide ballot.
If approved by voters, Issue 1 would renew for another 10 years the State Capital Improvements Program that has helped local communities across Ohio complete more than 11,500 road, bridge, sewer and other infrastructure projects over the last 27 years.
The OMA Board released a statement, stating in part: “A sound and modern infrastructure is critical to sustained manufacturing competitiveness. Continued improvements to Ohio roads, bridges, sewers and other infrastructure investments contribute to a business climate that attracts investment, spurs growth, creates jobs and enhances quality of life.
And: “Infrastructure projects are especially valuable in manufacturing-intensive Ohio. A ‘Yes’ vote on Issue 1 will benefit Ohio manufacturers who make many of the products required for infrastructure improvements, creating jobs in Ohio and providing economic stimulus to communities across the state.” 3/19/2014
|Capital Bill Introduced
|Governor Kasich sent his new two-year capital bill, House Bill 497, to the General Assembly. He proposes to spend $2.4 billion on construction and maintenance projects, $541 million more than two years ago.
You can see how the funds will be spent by project and by countyhere. 3/20/2014
This is important for many small communities and creates jobs for the economy.
Posted by pauldingcommunityblog on March 21, 2014
Check Progress Newspaper website for press release on Christmas lighting. Link in right margin on this page.
Thanks to the village for their continued collaboration that was authorized previously to provide 2 employees for 4 hours each to assist in installing the decorations.
Posted by pauldingcommunityblog on December 17, 2013
SHOP SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2013.
SUPPORT YOUR NEIGHBORS AND COMMUNITY BY SHOPPING LOCALLY. SHOPPING LOCALLY CREATES AND RETAINS JOBS IN OUR COMMUNITIES. BUYING LOCALLY ALSO LESSENS THE IMPACT OF GREENHOUSE GASES BY NOT TRAVELING LONG DISTANCES. PLEASE MAKE A HABIT OF SHOPPING FOR YOUR NEEDS LOCALLY FIRST.
Posted by pauldingcommunityblog on November 21, 2013
You will not get this if you did not see the halftime show from last week’s game. You can watch the program by logging on YouTube, enter search “Ohio State Marching Band”, choose “Hollywood”, enjoy!
Posted by pauldingcommunityblog on November 2, 2013
Vivacity, meaning vivacious, full of life and good spirits.
Posted by pauldingcommunityblog on October 31, 2013
Oakwood Development Company is now a follower of Paulding Community Blog. Welcome to the blog and feel free to comment on any topic. What is good for any of our communities in the county benefits everyone in the county.
Posted by pauldingcommunityblog on October 29, 2013
OPWC District 5 NRAC Committee
c/o Maumee Valley Planning Organization, 1300 East Second Street, Suite
200, Defiance, Ohio 43512
The District 5 Natural Resources Assistance Council will be accepting
applications for request of Clean Ohio Green Space Funds until February
28, 2014 at 4p.m. Applications must be submitted to:
Maumee Valley Planning Organization,
1300 East Second Street, Suite
200, Defiance, Ohio 43512.
Applications must be delivered to one of the above locations by February
28th, 2014 shall be accepted. The Clean Ohio Green Space Program
provides money for the purchase of real property by Counties, Cities,
Villages, and Townships and Not for Profits, with the intentions of
converting or maintaining the property as open or green space.
Applications must be complete to include the Ohio Public Works
Application Form and attachments, as well as an appraisal prepared by a
State of Ohio approved appraiser, validating the actual value of the
proposed property to be purchased. Applications submitted must include
one original signature and eleven (11) copies.
Once received, the District 5 NRAC will review and score the
applications according to the State approved District Methodology and
make a recommendation of funding to the Ohio Public Works Commission who
will administer and issue grant agreements to awarded applicants. Any
questions concerning this program should be directed to the Ohio Public
Works Commission, 65 East State Street, Suite 312, Columbus, Ohio 43215
or Dennis Miller, District 5 Liaison, Maumee Valley Planning
Organization, 1300 East Second Street, Suite 200, Defiance, Ohio 43512;
phone 419-784-3882 or email: email@example.com. Program information is
available on-line @ http://www.pwc.state.oh.us/GSCdefault.html.
Posted by pauldingcommunityblog on October 24, 2013
Take a Haunted Walk Through Sherwood Forest at Crystal Fountain Auditorium, Sherwood. Hours: Dusk-11pm Oct. 19, and from dusk-10pm Oct. 20. Proceeds to Sherwood parks. Not recommended for children under age 12.
Posted by pauldingcommunityblog on October 19, 2013