New Website

We’re launching our new website today!!!

Paulding County Progress Newspaper
The Paulding County Progress is unveiling a new website at 11 a.m. today, Sept. 11.
After months of research, hard work and brainstorming, the new is going live Thursday. During the first few days, visitors may experience service interruptions. We regret any inconvenience, but we’re certain you will like the new site.
The site includes a new user-friendly design with more local and area news and more photos. It also includes a true mobile version. Take us for a test spin and see all the new features.


Originally posted on Paulding Community Blog:

I attended the fundraiser noon luncheon sponsored by the “Courthouse Crew Relay For Life” team last Friday held on the Courthouse lawn. I must comment that I am always impressed with how much money “Relay For Life” raises in Paulding. The luncheon had great attendance.

I sat at a table with some good friends and enjoyed some good conversation and a delicious lunch. As I sat looking at the well maintained Courthouse and the surrounding lawn with the trees and landscaping,  a sudden sense of pride came over me.  As I looked at the view around the square from my vantage point, discounting the empty retail space and lack of building maintenance, and the brick pile, that sense of pride came over me again, the view I was seeing was coming from an envisioning,  a mental  vision of what once was and what now could be. The views of the…

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I Just Can’t Help Myself!

Watched “Monte Python Live” broadcast from England at the Cinema Center Downtown Ft. Wayne  last evening. Little did I know I would be singing this morning “Always look on the bright side of life” with such elation. “Facilitate this”!


Paulding Village Council will hold a street committee meeting at 5:30
p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13 to discuss a Gasser Road and U.S. 127
(Williams Street) traffic study and street repair.



Eric in the “Shoe” in 2000.  Hopeful, then as now, of a successful season. I think the year is correct, you can see the construction of the new press box and other improvements that were being made in the top right hand corner of this picture. img037

How do we make Paulding, Ohio, a better place to live?

Originally posted on Paulding Community Blog:

Part 1 of 2

Working together, residents, neighborhoods, government, schools, churches, businesses, clubs, and organizations can accomplish much more than they can when they work separately. Paulding has many hardworking, positive, bright and talented people. Different groups have different resources and skills, as well as different limitations. If we all have a common objective of improving our community, we can find ways to accomplish this faster and more effectively when we work together.

In order to coordinate the efforts of all of the individuals, groups, and organizations in Paulding, we need to communicate. While the best method would be to meet face to face, we can use all available methods, such as the phone, mail, web forums, texting or e-mail. We have to be willing to work together, and to listen to the goals and objectives of our neighbors.

Paulding has no shortage of people who are…

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Movie Night Last Night, Friday

The first movie night of the season was a great success with good attendance. People enjoyed the movie “Frozen” from Disney Studios.

Thanks to the village’s Parks And  Recreahtion Board, and all involved in the event. Hope to have more Movie Nights. Would be nice to see “Jaws” again; the movie debuted 39 years ago, on June 20, 1975.


How zoning works, Paulding has zoning, but is it working for the benefit of the community?


This must be taken seriously and is very important if you ever hope for change in our community.

Originally posted on Paulding Community Blog:

From Ohio State University Fact Sheet: Zoning CDFS-1265-99

Part 2 of 2

The Zoning Triangle: Commission, BZA, and Inspector

Three basic units administer zoning – the zoning commission, the board of zoning appeals (BZA), and the zoning inspector. They depend on one another to make sure zoning is fair and effective in a community.

Zoning Commission

In unincorporated areas, the zoning commission is made up of five citizens, per the ORC. In charter communities, the planning commission may carry out the zoning commission duties and may have a different membership, often defined by the charter. The commission is an advisory group, and zoning decisions may be overruled by unanimous agreement of the local legislative body (township trustees, county commissioners, or city council).

The basic duties of the zoning commission are preparing the zoning text and map, holding public hearings, initiating zoning amendments, and making formal recommendations on all amendments.


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Movie Night

Tonight, Friday, is movie night at the Paulding Water Park. Movie starts at 9:00. The movie is “Frozen” by Disney. Doors opoen at 8:30. Appears is will be a good night for the movie. You can bring flotation devices. There is a I believe a $3.00 dollar admission and concession stand will be open I believe.

Disastrous For The Environment

We need to move to renewable energy immediately and quit allowing people, like the governor, who are tied to the oil and coal companies to control our destiny. We as citizens must immediately demand this issue be reversed at the state level and as a nation demand a move to renewable energy. It is time for ACTION or we will not have a planet that will support our lives as we know it today. There is global warming, if you do not believe, then just look outside. This issue was buried in a 1200 page budget bill.
The issue of set backs was just an opportunity for him to move on his agenda, when the issue should have and could have been debated immediately. This issue of renewable energy should not be debated on the basis of $$ and jobs because if we do not move towards renewable energy sources we will eventually not a an economy that will support any of us. By the way, June 2014 was the hottest June on record.
Further, utilizing 22% of renewable energy by the year 2025. We should not be satisfied with that goal, but at at least be able to match Germany’s current 74%. Germany has a populatiion density of 598 people per square mile and the U.S. has 79 per square mile. Germany has learned to live with the technologies of renewable energy and realize the need for it – so let’s quit stalling the inevitable.

Ohio governor signs bill freezing renewable-energy standards

Ohio governor was heavily lobbied by state Chamber of Commerce, utilities and conservative activists. (Gary Landers/AP)
Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) dashed the hopes of environmentalists, leading manufacturers and renewable-energy businesses Friday and signed a bill shelving requirements for utilities to ramp up the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Ohio has been a battleground over whether to roll back 2008 legislation requiring the state to acquire 12.5 percent of its energy portfolio from renewables and to reduce energy consumption by 22 percent by 2025.

The Ohio Chamber of Commerce, the utility First Energy and the American Legislative Exchange Council pushed to roll back the standards. On the other side, 51 manufacturers, including Owens-Corning, Whirlpool, Honeywell and Honda, signed a letter urging Kasich to let the requirements stand.

Supporters of the standards hoped that Kasich — who has praised the Ohio jobs generated by the renewable-energy industry and backed tough regulations on fracking chemicals and gas leaks — would veto the state legislature’s bill freezing and reevaluating the standards. Instead, he signed it in private; as of early evening, he had issue Read the full post »


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