Antwerp

The Village of Antwerp is located in Carryall Township in the northwestern area of Paulding County. TheVillage is situated just north of US Route 24 and State Route 49.

 

The Maumee River is located just outside the Village boundaries and the Indiana Northeastern Railway, which experiences approximately one car per day, travels east to west through the Village. The community is home to the Antwerp Library, a branch of the Paulding County Carnegie Library system, as well as Antwerp Local Schools. The Village has 4 parks, a community hall and the Antwerp Norfolk and Western Depot, which is a historic structure.

 

 

ANTWERP’S GOALS:


*Sidewalks along the south edge of town * Continue repair of sidewalks (sidewalk repair program) *
Connect the Village with sidewalks * Better sidewalks * Maintenance and upkeep of current roadway
infrastructure * Improve roads and repair roads in Carryall Township *More industry * Clean up store
fronts * Good paying jobs * Grocery store (Antwerp) * Clean up the Village * Improve housing *More
housing and condos/apartments * Build housing infrastructure with utilities *Sidewalks and curbs

*Develop more subdivisions to attract more people to live in the community * More entertainment
opportunities

 

 

 

 

 

Broughton

The Village of Broughton is located in Jackson Township in the central area of Paulding County. The Village is situated in between US Route 127 and State Route 637 and State Route 613 travels east to west on the north side of the community. The Norfolk Southern Railroad, which experiences approximately ten cars per day, traverses east to west through the Village, Broughton is within Wayne Trace School District.

 

BROUGHTON’S GOALS:


More walking/biking trails and funding * Clean up slum and blight  *Obtain grants for low income
family homes * More walking/biking trails.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cecil

The Village of Cecil is located in Crane Township in the northern area of Paulding County. US Route 24
travels through the community and US Route 127 is located just to the east. The Maumee River runs northwest of the Village and the Indiana Northeastern Railway, which experiences approximately one car per day, travels northeast to northwest through the Village.  Cecil is within the Paulding Exempted Village school district.

 

CECIL’S GOALS:


Re-engage the residents to resurrect the small town charm and pride once had.

 

 

 

 

 

Grover Hill

 

The Village of Grover Hill is located in Latty Township in the southeastern area of Paulding County and
State Routes 114 and 637 travel through the community. The Village is home to Grover Hill Elementary
School, which is part of the Wayne Trace School District, as well as Welcome Park which is located on
the north side of the community.

 

GROVER HILLS’ GOALS:


*Stop the flooding of the east end of Grover Hill * Obtain input from the County Commissioners *
Demolish run down homes and stores- clean up blighted properties * Clean up properties of trash, cars
and weeds * Bring businesses to town, encourage small businesses to locate in the community,
maintain existing business * Improve the park in Grover Hill * Provide some type of community
building * Follow through with actions at the courthouse level * Obtain more grants in Paulding
County to use for job growth and planning * More employment opportunities within the County

*Encourage youth to pursue technical training for local employment * Keep youth in the County and
keep drugs out * More civic pride

 

 

 

 

 

Haviland


The Village of Haviland is located in Blue Creek Township in the southcentral area of Paulding County.
State Route 114 runs through the community from east to west and the Village is home to two parks
and a Village Hall. Haviland is part of the Wayne Trace Local School
District.

 

 

Latty

The Village of Latty is located in Paulding Township in the central area of Paulding County. State Route
613 travels from east to west along the northern edge of the Village and the Northfolk Southern
railroad, which experiences approximately 10 cars per day, also travels through the community. Latty is
home to the Latty Village Park.

 

 

LATTY’S GOALS:

*Address infrastructure issues * Attract more businesses and industry * Obtain new funding
opportunities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melrose


The Village of Melrose is located in Brown Township on the eastern side of the County. State Route 613
travels from east to west through the Village and the Northfolk Southern railroad, which experiences
approximately 10 cars per day, also travels through the community. Melrose is home to the Melrose
Park.

 

MELROSE’S GOALS:

*Address road and drainage issues *Clean up slum and blighted properties * Address the need for
police protection * Address water and sewer needs

 

 

 

 

 

Oakwood
The Village of Oakwood is located in Brown Township on the eastern side of the County. State Route 613
travels through the Village as well as State Route 66. The Norfolk Southern railroad, which experiences
approximately 10 cars per day, also travels through the community. Located in the Village of Oakwood is
the Cooper Community Library and Oakwood Elementary School. The Village of Oakwood is part of the Paulding Exempted Village School District.

 

OAKWOOD’S GOALS:


*Traffic light at SR 66 and SR 613 in Oakwood * Public transportation for everyone * Walking and bike
paths in the Village * Better internet access * Economic development plan for the County *Improve
water quality Remove blight * Improve zoning regulations * Community cleanup/beautification –
collaborate with youth organizations and local churches * More options for youth
entertainment/activities * Increase downtown parking options

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paulding


The Village of Paulding is located in both Paulding and Jackson Townships in the center of the County.
State Routes 111, 500 and US Route 127 travel through the Village. Paulding Village is the County seat of
Paulding County and many County offices are located in the community, including the Paulding County
Courthouse. Paulding Village is also home to the Paulding County Carnegie Library, Paulding Village
Schools, a Village Hall, and several parks.

 

PAULDING’S GOALS:

*More transportation options (such as Uber) *Complete streets *More biking
and walking trails- specifically put a path from Downtown to fairgrounds- utilizing the old RR bridge into
the reservoir area and continuation of the hospital * Connected trails, paths, etc. * Improvement of
traffic flow and parking in and through downtown Paulding * Utilities to US 24 and US 127 Interchange
and in front of industrial park * More shovel-ready sites * More businesses in the downtown * Better
marketing of the Village and County *Bring more builders to the County * Preservation of existing
homes – especially historical * More recreational and cultural opportunities – more gathering places
both for youths and adults. Possible boys and girls club. *Clean up Flatrock Creek * More restaurants (sit
down included) * More local investment * Recreation center * Address the drug problem

 

 

 

 

 

Payne


The Village of Payne is located in both Harrison and Benton Townships on the west side of the County.
State Routes 613, 500 and 49 all travel through the Village. Payne Elementary School is located in the
community as well as parks, a Village Hall and the Payne Library. The Norfolk Southern Railroad also traverses through the Village and experiences approximately ten cars per day.

 

PAYNE’S GOALS:
*Retain residents and increase Village population * Address old and aging water and sewer infrastructure
* Increase development by holding events such as festivals (Rock the Block) * Increase residents’ pride
in properties and sidewalks * Develop a deeper relationship with the Board of Health to address health
issues in the Village

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott

 

 

The Village of Scott is located in Blue Creek Township in Paulding County and Union Township in Van
Wert County. US Route 127 travels north and south through the Village and the Van Wert Paulding
County Line travels east and west through the center of the community. The Village is home to Bresler
Park.

 

 

SCOTT’S GOALS:
*Address trash and blight issues in the Village * Address flood and drainage problems * Address the
drug problem