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  • 25 Sep 2023 2:13 PM | Anonymous

    (COLUMBUS, Ohio) — As the breeze turns crisp and the leaves start to crunch, TourismOhio’s list of the “100 Things to Do in Ohio This Fall” is a fitting reminder of the many opportunities to get out and explore the heart of it all this fall.  

    “Fall is a wonderful time for adventure in Ohio,” said Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. “In just a few weeks Ohio’s fall foliage will light up with the colors of the season. I encourage you to pick a festival, a small town, or a park you’ve never explored before and experience the heart of fall in Ohio, the heart of it all!” 

    The annual “100 Things To Do in Ohio This Fall” list is the perfect autumnal companion for any traveler, and this year it’s even better . To ensure no fall festival or eerie encounter is missed, TourismOhio has made a free “100 Things To Do InOhio This Fall” checklist, available online for print or download. 

    “Ohio is beautiful all year round, but there’s something special about the fall season,” said Lydia Mihalik, director of the Ohio Department of Development, which oversees TourismOhio. “Whether you’ve seen the seasons change before, or this is your first fall in Ohio, there’s historic, picturesque, and even spooky adventures waiting for you in the heart of it all.” 

    Fall is a beautiful time to explore Paulding County. If you’re interested in history then you need to mark your calendars and join CoRP for their Annual Cemetery Walk at Live Oak Cemetery on Saturday, October 14th.  We also have the Old Paulding Jail where you can schedule private or group paranormal investigations with 187 P.I.

    “Paulding County is rich in history and adventure. We have some amazing coffee shops and local eateries where you can get a warm drink and a wonderful meal while you explore all the things that make our each of our communities amazing,” says Erica Noggle, Executive Director of the Paulding Area Chamber of Commerce.

    Check out festive weekends at Ohio’s amusement parks, zoos and aquariums, or have an ah-maize-ingtime at one of Ohio’s corn mazes. Paulding County has an amazing nine-acre corn maze located at Auglaize Canoe and Kayak. This year the maze has been patterned for the logo of the Cooper Farms 85th business anniversary celebration.

    Paulding, OH also has a trail system located at the Black Swamp Nature Center. These trails provide a beautiful landscape for a variety of activities, as well as an extraordinary backdrop for family pictures.

    You can explore all this and learn even more, including how to find the Ohio Department of Natural Resources 2023 Fall color report, at 

    The Paulding Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to visit Paulding County and join in on all the Fall activities that have been scheduled by various businesses and organizations. You follow their events on Yodel - the Paulding County Community Calendar (

    Operating within Ohio's Department of Development, TourismOhio works to showcase all Ohio has to offer as a place of adventure, a place of promise, and the place for you.    

    The Ohio Department of Development empowers communities to succeed by investing in Ohio’s people, places, and businesses. Learn more about our work at  

    Picture above: Scott Strahley

  • 18 Sep 2023 10:14 AM | Anonymous

    Paulding, OH: This year the Paulding Area Chamber of Commerce wanted to do something to encourage the growth of leadership skills and kindness in the area youth. There are many ways that you can try to guide and encourage students but Erica Noggle, Executive Director for the Chamber, wanted to do something a little different. Noggle reached out to Mrs. Doster, a 3rd grade teacher at Paulding Exempted Village Schools. Together they came up with the Pathfinder Program.

    Each week the students will have the opportunity to earn the Pathfinder of the Week Award. The criteria to earn this award are to show acts of kindness, demonstrate leadership skills, step outside his/her comfort zone, be kind to everyone, lead by example, etc. The student that is chosen will receive a certificate, get to pick a small prize from the treasure box, and get their picture taken to post in the hallway, on the classroom Dojo page, and be submitted to the local newspapers. 

    Mrs. Doster will pilot the program for the 2023-2024 school year. The hope is that next year the program can be expanded to include all 3rd grade classrooms in Paulding County.  Noggle and Doster are also very appreciative for the support of MY102.7 in making this program a reality. This is a wonderful opportunity that we have to help develop leadership skills in our youth! 

  • 24 Aug 2023 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    The Paulding Area Chamber of Commerce and the Paulding County Area Foundation are bringing the Charitable University Program to Paulding County. This event will be held on October 24th, 2023, from 5-8pm at the Paulding County Carnegie Library. Ohio’s charities, big and small, make positive differences in the lives of Ohioans every day. The programs provided by charities elevate the quality of life we all enjoy, and many families rely on these valuable services. Because of the vital nature of our nonprofit sector, the Ohio Attorney General’s Charitable Law Section developed this new program aimed at elevating the security and effectiveness of Ohio’s charities by training board members, key staff and volunteers on the various legal obligations and fiduciary considerations that should be considered in guiding these organizations.

    Charitable University is a free, training program for charitable leaders that covers some of the most important concepts necessary for protecting charitable assets and ensuring they are used exclusively for the charitable mission. Training courses are divided into four different topics: Board Governance and Policies; Financial Budgeting and Internal Controls; Governmental Filings and Recordkeeping; and Fundraising. Those who complete at least one training course in each of these four content areas will be eligible for a completion certificate and will be saluted on the AG’s web page as a graduate of Charitable University.

    Completion of this program will be required for eligibility for some funding opportunities in the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, and it is hoped that other funding organizations begin to adopt similar requirements to better ensure the sound management and appropriate use of charitable assets.

    You can register for the Charitable University program through the Chamber website at
  • 3 Aug 2023 12:57 PM | Anonymous

    We are fortunate to be surrounded by many amazing individuals. Please take this opportunity to show those people how much they are appreciated and valued. There are three awards that you can nominate an individual for. Please complete the nomination form by September 1st, 2023. 

    Business Leader of the Year will be presented to an individual that has excelled within a leadership role in a Chamber member business. This individual is innovative, motivating to employees and civically engaged. This recipient may have acquired a long-term record of service or may have made one outstanding contribution that made a major impact in their business, industry and/or community.

    The Young Professional of The Year award shall be presented to an individual (age 20-40) who is achieving a successful career and has made innovative contributions to their company/community. This individual has distinguished themselves as a future leader in the business/organization.

    The Legacy Award recognizes an individual in our community that has given their time and talent to build a better tomorrow. This individual does not have to work at a member business.

  • 31 Jul 2023 8:00 AM | Anonymous

    Leadership in Action is a series of experiences designed to enhance personal and professional leadership qualities within the unique resources of Paulding County. The sessions explore leadership challenges and opportunities, using class time and tours, to provide the participant with a variety of leadership skills to be used in real world application.

    Why should you participate in our leadership program? Here's just a few possible reasons:
    1) To improve your decision making, strategic vision, and problem-solving skills.
    2) To build self-confidence, wisdom, and emotional intelligence.
    3) To learn valuable skills and tools for leading and influencing others.
    4) To surround yourself with other leaders and grow personally and professionally.

    Class size is limited to 20 people, and the participants application must be approved in order to attend. The challenges, speakers, tours and the interaction of the participants provide an unforgettable journey in the quest for leadership. You can learn more at

    Registration Deadline: August 18th, 2023

  • 28 Jul 2023 12:39 PM | Anonymous

    Join the Paulding County community as we enjoy a night at Parkview Field with the Tincaps on Saturday, August 19th. A block of tickets are on hold for the community for a night with friends, family, neighbors and area businesses. You can purchase tickets using the Online Ticket Portal. The deadline to order tickets is Tuesday, August 15, 2023 at noon. Once you order online you have three options Print At Home, Text Tickets, or Mail Tickets. 

    For more information on the Tincaps or the Paulding County Community Day, contact Jared Parcell at (260) 407-2805 or email to

  • 13 Jul 2023 12:43 PM | Anonymous

    Downtown Chamber Bingo is in full swing for Paulding County. The idea to create a Bingo game came about after brainstorming ways to get people to come out and explore what their communities had to offer regarding local businesses and organizations. By looking for the Bingo items the participants take time to explore the buildings, businesses, and environment around them. This will be the 3rd year for Downtown Paulding to have a Chamber Bingo.

    The positive feedback that the Paulding Area Chamber of Commerce received raised the question of whether to expand the Bingo activities to other communities. As this year’s Bingo kicked off there were multiple inquiries from community members in surrounding towns asking if the Chamber could create a Bingo for them. So, we did!

    This year we are very excited to have Bingo for Antwerp, Oakwood, Paulding, and Payne. Each community has some unique items that will be fun to find. More details about how to play can be found here. Happy exploring!

  • 19 May 2023 6:24 AM | Anonymous

    The Kiwanis Club of Paulding County would like to thank all of the people that supported the Kiwanis Playground at the Lela McGuire Jeffery ParkKiwanis Club of Paulding County is the main financial sponsor of the playground and the driving force to make it happen, but they could not have done it without the financial donations of the following sponsors. Supporting sponsors: Paulding County Area FoundationCooper FarmsPaulding EaglesPaulding VFW and Operation Round Up (Paulding Putnam Electric Coop). Large Brick Sponsors: Johnson Family, Gray Family, Paulding County Hospital - OhioBashore Reineck Stoller & Waterman Inc, Josiah Stoller, Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission, Burtch Family, Reinhart Family, Midwest Community Federal Credit Union, Stahl Family, Carter Family, Haviland Drainage Products and Sinn Family. Small Brick Sponsors: First Financial Bank, McClure Family, Koenig Family, Boss Family, Hunt Family, Searing Family, Stoller Family, Rassman Family, Recker Family, The State Bank and Trust CompanyHands of Hope Paulding Pregnancy Services, Farr Family, Burtch Family, Edwards Family, Lyons Family, United Way of Paulding County, Reinhard Family, Wiebe Family, and White Family.

    They would also like to thank Jason Vance, Village Administrator, and his team for the groundwork to make the playground possible; the Paulding Soccer Club for donating picnic tables, so parents have a place to sit and relax while their children play; Paulding Ace Hardware & Rental and Scott Strahley, for helping with the mulch walkway. They would like to especially thank Lora Lyons, Chairwoman of the Kiwanis Playground Committee, without Lora’s dedication the park would just be a great idea!

    The Kiwanis Club of Paulding County invites everyone to visit the Lela McGuire Park and enjoy the Kiwanis playground.

  • 8 May 2023 7:42 AM | Anonymous

    The Paulding Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Destination Business Workshop series for small businesses in partnership with by the Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP).  The Destination Business Course teaches the proven 14-point business success strategy developed by business consultant Jon Schallert who created this methodology after three decades of coaching independent business owners to make their businesses irresistible to customers. Businesses that follow Schallert’s process can attract both local consumers and customers from far beyond the typical geographic market of a business. Representatives from GLCAP are certified facilitators of this course.

    The Destination Creation Course consists of 8 downloadable webinars by Schallert, along with interviews with top business authors on topics vital to small businesses and a digital workbook.

    This 3-part series of workshops will be held on June 6th, June 20th and July 11th from 9 am to 11:30 am at the First Presbyterian Church in Paulding.  The workshop is FREE to attend but RSVP’s are required.  You may contact Erica Noggle at the Paulding Area Chamber of Commerce to register at 419-399-5215, email at, or click here.
  • 25 Apr 2023 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    The Paulding Area Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for The Salt Cave located inside Keepsake Beads by EAW and Boutique at 101 W. Perry Street, Paulding, OH.  Owners, Elecia and Brandon Wobler, have very positive things to say about the benefits of The Salt Cave, and they are proud to bring this experience to Paulding County.

    Info About Salt Therapy: The Salt has upwards of 84 minerals that can be absorbed through the skin, so you're nourishing your body as you relax and breathe deeply. Though it might sound counterintuitive (you'd think sitting in a salty room would dry out your skin), mineral salts do the opposite, helping to attract moisture to skin. Combine that with Himalayan salt's natural anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits, and you can potentially help clear up issues like eczema and psoriasis. Salt-cave experts say that spending just 45 minutes inside a salt cave is roughly the equivalent of spending two whole days at the beach. If the thought of that doesn't already boost your mood, consider this: the negative ions in the air may help boost your mood and give you more energy. Some visitors find it helps them with issues such as insomnia, stress, and seasonal affective disorder.

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