Paulding County Progress March 6, 2013

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INSIDE:n 2012-13Girls All-CountyBasketball Teamn SeniorSpotlightn Look inside!Special salesevents from ...Chief, Menards,Rural King, fron-tier, PauldingAce HardwareAroundPauldingCountyUpcominghealth fairPAULDING The annu-al Health, Business andIndustry Fair will be heldfrom 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March20 at the OSU ExtensionCenter at the PauldingCounty Fairgrounds. Tables are still availableat the cost of $15 for non-profit groups and $30 forprofit businesses.The show is sponsored bythe Paulding County SeniorCenter with promotional as-sistance from the PauldingArea Social ServiceNetwork and the PauldingChamber of Commerce. The Rock openPAYNE StartingMarch 6, Christs Com -munity Center (The Rock)in Payne will be open from6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednes daysand Fridays. Childrengrades 5- 2 are welcome.Extended treeseedling salePAULDING Its nottoo late. The Paulding Soil& Water ConservationDistrict has extended itstree seedling sale. Orderswill be accepted throughMarch 20. Those interestedmay receive an order formby mail, email, or on theweb. Please call 419-399-4771 or visit reportA summary of Februarysweather highs and lows, asrecorded at Pauldings watertreatment plant: Maximum temperature:53 on Feb 19. Low temperature: 6on Feb. 2 and 6. Most rain/melted snowin a 24-hour period: 1.17inches on Feb. 27; mostice/snow: 2.1 inches onFeb. 5. Total rainfall/meltedsnow for the month: 2.03inches; total ice and snow:6.2 inches.PPAULDINGAULDING CCOUNTYOUNTYBy BILL SHERRYCorrespondentPAULDING Paulding Village Councilheard details of a planned convenience store onthe north side of town during its regular meet-ing Monday, March 4.Jack and Paul Grewal from Napoleon are in-terested in developing the former Paulding-Putnam building location on North WilliamsStreet into a convenience-store type of facility.The C-store would have truck/auto diesel andgas pumps with a 5,000-square-foot building.The food service planned for the facility isdifferent types of chicken and simple sand-wiches with a drive-through.Two facility layout options were presented;one had an entrance with no center traffic con-trol island and the other proposed entrancewould have a center traffic control island.Councilman Randy Daeger asked, Whendo you plan to open? Paul Grewal respondedthat they hope to open this fall.VOL. 138 NO. 28 PAULDING, OHIO 419-399-4015 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013 ONE DOLLAR USPS 423620At Mondays Paulding Village Council meeting, council viewed drawings for a conveniencestore being proposed by Jack and Paul Grewal from Napoleon. The store would be located onNorth Williams Street at the old Paulding-Putnam Electric location. The proposed completiondate is the fall of 2013.New convenience storeproposed in PauldingNew superintendent: I am about community and peopleSee PLANS, page 10AStykemainPrice MatchGuaranteeOIL CHANGE$12.95Up to 5 qts. with filter. Excludes diesels, synthetics and dexos oils.Chevrolet Buick GMC211 E. Perry Paulding 1-800-399-2071 www.stykemainchevy.com28c1BODY SHOP Your Premier Collision Center! State of the Art Paint Booth New Ultra Liner Frame Machine Free Loaners & Free EstimatesLifetimeFREE carwashes w/ anyNew or UsedpurchasedOIL CHANGE AND TIRE ROTATION$29.95Excludes Diesels & synthetics.FEBRUARY SPECIALBRAKE PADS INSTALLED$79.95*After $20 Mail-In Rebate *Other brake services extra.After $10 Mail-in Rebate On the Square Downtown Paulding24c1See HANAK, page 2ASectional champsDennis Saam/Paulding County ProgressArchers Trenton Copsey and Derek Smalley celebratetheir teams victory over Holgate to win the Div. IV sectionalchampionship on Friday. For more coverage, see Page 2B in-By JOE SHOUSECorrespondentThe Paulding Exempted Schools re-cently selected their new superintendentto lead them in the future. William Hanak, high school principalat Wauseon High School since 2008,agreed to a three-year contract and willbegin on Aug. 1. Hanak is excited about his new posi-tion and is looking forward to the move.I am looking forward to this opportuni-ty. Its been my goal to become a super-intendent and I believe Paulding is agood school district, said Hanak. Prior to serving as high school princi-pal, Hanak was assistant principal from2000-08 at Wauseon.I love Wauseon. My wife is fromWauseon and we are going to leave be-hind many good friends and lots of won-derful memories, commented Hanak.The move will be a challenging one, butthis is a great opportunity and I ambreathing it all in and looking forward tobuilding new relationships.There were 17 applicants who wereseeking the position, according to boardpresident Greg Reinhart, with six beinginterviewed.Reinhart said Hanak is excited aboutmoving to Paulding and is looking for-ward to getting started. He reminded theboard that we would not regret hiringhim.Talking to Hanak from his office inWauseon, he said, When I toured theschools and their facilities I was so im-pressed. The facilities are good and theinterview process with the Pauldingschool board was very professional. I amabout community and people.The new superintendent and his wifehave already made a few trips toPaulding since being hired and are look-ing at housing and anxious to move. Ibelieve you live where you work, hesaid.While stepping into his new leadershipWILLIAM HANAKSee OPEN ENROLLMENT, page 10Afited financially from open enroll-ment, whereas Paulding ExemptedVillage Schools has suffered.Reasons for attending a differentdistrict can vary; however in PauldingCounty, the three district superintend-ents echo the same reasons.Its usually geographical reasons.A parent works in a different area andits just more convenient for a parentto take their child to school on theirway to work, said Steve Arnold, su-perintendent at Wayne Trace.Arnold commented how on occa-sion it is about academics where a stu-dent will come to a new district be-cause of the classes being offered.For Wayne Trace, a student willoften leave in order to attend Pauldingor Antwerp because of location.We have one of the largest districtsin the state with 179 square miles. ABy JOE SHOUSECorrespondentIts been nearly 25 years since theOhio legislators created open enroll-ment as a pilot program. Four yearslater in 1993 the inter-district open en-rollment policy took effect in Ohio. Inshort, open enrollment is when a cer-tain school district allows a student toattend their district who lives outsidetheir regularly assigned school at nocost to the student.Most Ohio school districts haveopen enrollment with 64 percent offer-ing state wide open enrollment while14 percent allow open enrollment withadjacent districts only.In Paulding County, all three dis-tricts (Paulding, Antwerp, and WayneTrace) allow statewide open enroll-ment opportunities. Although open en-rollment has been in place for severalyears, it was just last month theCincinnati School Board approved anopen enrollment policy.Many larger inner-city districts inplaces such as Columbus andCleveland, widely use open enroll-ment. The policy was originally de-signed to provide flexibility to stu-dents and their parents. One of thepros is giving students in poorly per-forming schools the option to attend abetter school nearby.However, with the pros comes thecons, and in open enrollment, themajor concern for districts is funding.State funding is based primarily onstudent enrollment. Recent figuresshow that each student is worth ap-proximately $5,000 to $6,000 in fund-ing to a district. Therefore, if a districtis at a negative where open enrollmentis concerned, then less money is di-rected to that district. Critics voicehow already struggling districts con-tinue to suffer from a lack of statefunding due to open enrollment.In Paulding County, the Antwerpand Wayne Trace districts have bene-Open enrollment impacts local schoolsPAULDING COUNTY OPEN ENROLLMENT 2012-13Gain Loss Net Funding +/-Antwerp 68 22 + 46 +$230,000*Paulding Ex. 25 211 -186 -$930,000*Wayne Trace 88 66 + 22 +$110,000**based on $5,000 per studentPPROGRESSROGRESS2A - Paulding County Progress Wednesday, March 6, 2013n HANAKContinued from Page 1Acopyright 2013 Published weekly byThe Paulding County Progress, Inc. P.O.Box 180, 113 S. Williams St., Paulding,Ohio 45879 Phone 419-399-4015Fax: 419-399-4030;website: www.progressnewspaper.orgDoug Nutter . . . . . . . . . . . . . PublisherAdvertising - [email protected] Krick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . EditorEditorial - [email protected] 423620Entered at the Post Office in Paulding,Ohio, as 2nd class matter. Subscriptionrates: $36 per year for mailing addressesin Defiance, Van Wert Putnam andPaulding counties. $46 per year outsidethese counties; local rate for Military per-sonnel and students.Deadline for display ad-vertising 3 p.m. Monday.News deadline 3 p.m.Thursday.Paulding County ProgressSPRINGFIELD Producers of spring-plantedcrops interested in buyingcrop insurance, or making achange to an existing policy,can do so until the March 15,sales closing date.Brian Frieden, director ofUSDA Risk ManagementAgencys Springfield region-al office, urges producers tocontact a crop insurance agentfor details. Agents can helpproducers determine whatpolicy works best for their op-eration and review a currentpolicyholders existing cover-age to ensure the policy meetstheir needs.Crop insurance can protectproducers from natural disas-ters like last years drought,which affected crop yieldsacross the country.Producers have a numberof c