(9-20-21) Paulding County Commissioner Clint Vance (30) has apparently died in a suspected suicide.

Vance’s body was found around 11 a.m. in an outbuilding on his farm along 17089 Road 133 in Cecil. According to the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Vance suffered an “apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.”

Vance won the commissioner’s seat in the 2020 November election and began the position in January 21..

Sheriff Jason Landers

“This is a very sad day for a lot of people. The community will grieve in different ways, but the business of the county will continue.”

Statement From Paulding County

September 20, 2021

It is with our deepest sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our fellow Commissioner, Mr. Clint A. Vance. We welcomed Commissioner Vance into our family in January of this year. Commissioner Vance wanted nothing more than to proudly serve the residents of Paulding County. At this time, we ask that you keep his family and friends close in prayer. Thank you.

Paulding County Commissioners Office

Below is part of his profile for when he ran for the Commissioner’s job –

How are you involved in the community?

President of Habitat for Humanity of Paulding County; Vice-President of the John Paulding Historical Society; Vice-President of CoRP (Community Revitalizing Paulding); Sustaining Contributor of the Paulding County Area Foundation; Emmanuel Baptist Church member since 2009; Ohio Farm Bureau member; VFW Post 587 member; Oakwood Arbor/Gleaner member; Paulding County Republican Party associate member; Volunteer for Food Bank distributions

My background:

Paulding High School Class of 2009; Ohio State University, BA Agriculture 2013; Ohio State Charter Bus Driver; Paulding Exempted Village Schools Board Member 2014-2017; Vantage Career Center Board Member 2016 & 2017; Full-time Grain Farmer (CDL License); Substitute School Bus Driver