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     Volume 141 No. 34, Paulding, Ohio One Dollar USPS 423630

    WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014

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    Paulding County  Spaghetti dinner    LATTY – The Latty Friends United Methodist Church will have a spaghetti dinner from 4-7 p.m. April 18. The menu will consist of spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, garlic toast, drinks and dessert for a free- will offering. Funds are being raised for new sidewalks and maintenance projects. Carry out will also be available. The church is located at 301 Lewis St. in Latty.

    Pancake-sausage breakfast set   PAULDING – The Disci-  ple Men’s Group will host a  pancake and sausage breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, April 18 at the First Christian Church Fellowship Hall, located at 1233 Emerald Road, Paulding.   A free-will offering will be collected to help feed hungry children. Half of the day’s pro- ceeds will be given locally to the “No Child Goes Hungry”  program at Paulding Schools; the other half will go to four national mission programs to

    help children in other areas.

    Nazarenes to host pancake breakfast   PAULDING – A pancake  breakfast is being planned at the Paulding Church of the  Nazarene. Proceeds will be used to send their kids to sum- mer church camps.   The meal will be served from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 25 in the church’s Family Life Center on Dooley Drive. Free will donations will be taken. 

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    Old jail has new owner

    By JOE SHOUSE Progress Staff Writer

      The old Paulding County Jail has been sold again.   On April 2, the sale of the jail was completed with former Van Wert County resident Shelly Burk Robertson purchasing the landmark for $15,000.   The jail escaped demolition in 2013 when All Trades Historical

    Restoration from Tampa, Fla., purchased the historic structure for just under $12,000. After some limited work, both interi- or and exterior, the building, for the most part, has received little attention from its owners.   Because Paulding is some dis- tance from the restoration busi- ness’s headquarters and the dif- culty of maintaining the structure, it was later offered for sale.   Purchasing the building was  just a stroke of luck, according to the new owner.   “One of the guys who was working on the jail put a notice on Facebook advertising the sale of the jail. A relative saw the ad and contacted me about it,” Rob- ertson said.   “I am from the area and my

    family members have lived in Paulding County for many years. My father is from Scott,” she said.   Currently living in Indianapo- lis, Robertson, who heads up 187 P.I., a paranormal research group,  plans to restore the building and turn it into a historical museum that will strongly display the inte- rior of the building and its alleged

    dark past.  “We plan to get started soon and pick up where the former owners left off. Our plan is to dis-  play artifacts from the building as well as depicting the history of the former jail,” she said.   Robertson has already been in contact with some of the area’s leaders and is excited about the  purchase and is looking forward to getting started and seeing what can be discovered in their re- search.   “We’ve been looking for a  piece of property to do paranor- mal research and this building is  perfect. We have heard many sto- ries about the jail and its history and we are ready to proceed with our research,” Robertson con- cluded.

      Jury selection is the luck of the draw  By JOE SHOUSE

    Progress Staff Writer   PAULDING – Jury duty. Just the sound of that phrase makes you squirm a little. It’s one of those lists you don’t want your name on and you wonder how it mysteriously got there to begin with. Last Friday I went on a little eld trip to see if I could get some answers. If my name is ever going to show up on the “jury list” I want to know how it got

    there. So, here’s the deal.   There is a group of six who gath- ers together on the second oor of the courthouse three times a year and they go through a process to determine who makes the cut. It’s not all that scientic and I guess you could say that it’s the luck of the draw.   The names and faces who make up the panel of six that spends nearly three hours compiling the list are Judge Tiffa- ny Beckman, two jury commissioners, Clerk of Courts Ann Pease, Sheriff Ja-

    son Landers and Kacey Willitzer.   The two jury commissioners, one Republican and one Democrat, are Ed Straley and Jack Moore, both appointed  by Judge Beckman. Willitzer serves as the typist who, once the names are de- termined, logs their information into the computer for processing.   Names selected for possible jury duty is provided by the board of elections.

    “It’s a very random process,” said

    Judge Beckman. “For example, we can tell the election board to start with the third name on the eligible voting list and then proceed by giving us every-oth- er-name. Each time, it’s different and we do the jury duty list three times a year.”   Once the list of prospects is received, each name, address and precinct num-  ber is included on a label. The label is  placed in what is called a jury wheel.

     Wayne Trace NHS benefit run raises $5K 


    Feature Writer   PAYNE – Crowds of local supporters gath- ered between the Payne Elementary School and  ball diamond on Saturday evening in support of a Wayne Trace National Honor Society fund- raiser for the family of young Chase Holt.   In the end, over 200 participated in the event and the Honor Society was able to contribute $5,000 to the Holt cause.   “This is the third annual ‘Glow in the Dark’ race that the National Honor Society has done,” commented NHS co-advisor Joni Klopfenstein. “Each one seems to get more support.”   Student leaders Kayla Zuber and Scott Wen- ninger helped plan the event.   “All the kids of the National Honor Society have worked hard on this,” said Heather Hatch- er, also a co-advisor for the group. “The hon- or society kids encouraged others to become

    involved with this. They also have personally helped with the race.”   Chase Holt is aficted with a condition known as neurobromatosis, a disease that  brings tumors to the ber in the nervous sys- tem.

      “Where there are nerves, there is tumor pa- ralysis,” commented Holt’s father, Christopher. “He is currently paralyzed in his left arm. It is quite common for hearing problems to develop with this disease.”   Holt noted that cataracts can develop on the eyes and it is not unusual for victims to develop small brain tumors and tumors on the auditory nerve.   Holt’s condition was discovered three years ago when he was playing in the annual mar- athon at Payne Elementary. His lift arm went limp. Since then he has had three spinal surger- ies in an attempt to help that arm.   Holt said that the average life expectancy of a child with such a disease is 36 years. Currently, he is on an experimental trial of meds designed to suppress tumor development.   “We are so thankful for all of the support of this community. While the community is sup-

     porting our emotional and spiritual needs, we are overwhelmed by the way the community is doing all it can help support our nancial needs,” observed Holt.   “If it wasn’t for the community’s support, we wouldn’t know where to turn,” said Holt.

    Jim Langham/Paulding County Progress

      In a way to show support, runners of all ages participated in the “Glow In the Dark” fundraiser at Payne on Saturday. Money raised is going to t