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Published by Forrest R. Church, 2017-07-25 18:11:00

The Village Reporter - July 26th, 2017

The Village Reporter - July 26th, 2017

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 26TH, 2017 (USPS 168-440) - VOLUME 9 EDITION 30

THIS WEEK IN Young African Leaders Tour Bridgewater Dairy

TvHIELLAGE reporter northwest Ohio, including Wil-
liams County’s CK Technologies
Village of Swanton Strives and Bridgewater Dairy, and the
For Transparency In Migrant Education Center Sum-
Government mer program at Delta Elemen-
•••• tary School in Delta. The insti-
A Salute To Fulton & tute draws on the experience of
the fellows, BGSU faculty and
Williams County Fire Depts. students, and local and regional
•••• partners to explore four topics of
mutual concern: migration/refu-
Williams & Fulton Counties gee/human trafficking, youth
Grand Jury Indictments poverty, civic leadership and en-
•••• gagement, and women’s rights/
minority rights/disability.
West Unity Sells Old Village
Office Building “We hope that peer-to-peer
•••• interactions around critical com-
munity issues will help both the
Kids Live Lives Of Yesteryear Fellows and regional profession-
Students At Hay Jay School als and their organizations to
gain new insights and strategies
HOMETOWN ATHLETIC NEWS & PHOTOS FOR WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY SCHOOLS IN NORTHWEST OHIO for civic leadership and action,”
V Jane Rosser, co-director of the
“THE HOMETOWN” Institute and director of the Cen-
ter for Community & Civic En-
WEDNESDAY, JULY 26TH, 2017 A WEEKLY SPORTS PUBLICATION COURTESY OF "THE VILLAGE REPORTER" PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT gagement, said.

Archbold Baseball ACME END OF THE DAY ... The tour group of the Young African Leaders group posed for a photo at the end of The site visits will bring the
WINS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP their time at Bridgewater Dairy. fellows’ classroom sessions to life
by putting them in contact with
Archbold Jr. AcME Baseball By: James Pruitt Washington Fellowship (https:// dela Washington Fellows and a variety of leaders that are eager
Become State Runner Ups THE VILLAGE REPORTER yali.state.gov/washington-fellow- Americans, to facilitate endur- to share their knowledge and ex-
ship/) and BGSU. ing networks, of mutual learning pertise, and who look forward to
new A group of college students and strategic cooperation,” said learning about the fellows’ inter-
from all across Africa visited Wil- The YALI fellows came from 19 Christopher Frey, co-director of ests. Community service/service
new Exclusively at liams County recently to learn African countries: Angola, Cam- the Institute and professor in the learning activities are designed
about ways two local businesses eroon, Central African Republic, College of Education and Human to expose fellows to the diverse
Exclusively at superior coverage in half the time operated. The group was with the Chad, Democratic Republic of Development. “We look forward service culture in the United ...
2017 Mandela Washington Fel- Congo, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, to engaging these young lead-
ACE HARDWARE lowship for Young African Lead- Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, ers with partners in Northwest CONTINUED ON PAGE 22
ers. Partnered with Bowling Green Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Af- Ohio.”
1495 N. SHOOP AVE. State University, the effort puts rica, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda,
WAUSEON, OH 43567 25 emerging African leaders for a Zambia, and Zimbabwe. “The As part of this institute, the
six-week academic and leadership goal of the BGSU Civic Leader- fellows participated in site visits,
(419) 335-1717 institute sponsored by the U.S. ship Institute is to create last- community service opportunities
Mon33_115288_0811 - Sat: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm; Sun: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Department of State’s Mandela ing partnerships between Man- and networking activities across

superior coverage in half the time

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Swanton Village Council Passes First Reading New Businesses Celebrated With Ribbon Cuttings

Of Ordinances To Increase Water & Sewer Rates

PHOTO BY BILL O’ CONNELL cy Ordinance 2017-19 which amends PHOTOS BY MONICA SMITH, STAFF
the zoning classification for 15 parcels NW OHIO PROPANE LLC ... NW Ohio Propane LLC is a subsidiary company of North
RECOGNITION ... Kathy Kreuz presents within the Village. Six of the parcels Western Electric Cooperative, Inc. They opened this month to provide the public with
one of several “Thank You” baskets to are single-family residences, three are affordable rates and reliable service from a trusted local company. NWOP provides
Public Service Supervisor for a job well condominiums and the rest include Val- propane services to residential, industrial, commercial and agricultural customers in
done. leywood Golf Club, Ohio Gas Company, Northwest Ohio, primarily in Williams and Defiance Counties. Shown at the recent rib-
Barron’s Café and Swanton Auto. bon cutting are: Dan Yahraus, Bryan Chamber Director; Mitch Headley, NWEP Vice
By: Bill O’ Connell Chairman; Darin Thorp, NWEP CEO; David Dietsch, Propane Manager; Richard Polter,
THE VILLAGE REPORTER Five Village employee resignations, NWEP Board Member; Tom Case, NWEP Board Member; Richard Hupe; Bryan Council
Acting on the recommendation of the including four from the Swanton Fire De- President.
Public Service Committee, Swanton’s partment (SFD) were approved. Leaving COUNTRY DOG SALON ... Country Dog Salon opened recently at U341 CR 21 in Rid-
Village Council unanimously passed the SFD were full-time employees Jamie geville. Shown at the ribbon cutting are: Shannon Shulters, Fulton County Economic
a first reading of two ordinanaces, one Blake and Shanan Middleton as well as Development; Roel Galvan, Archbold Chamber Board; Angelin Sorge and Becca Smith,
for a water rate increase and one for a part-time employees Cheryle Smigelski owners of Country Dog Salon; Amy Krueger, Archbold Chamber of Commerce Director;
sewer rate increase. The combined in- and Tyler Ellis. Nicholas Daunhauer of Kirk Weldy, Archbold Chamber of Commerce; Karla Ball, Archbold Chamber of Com-
creases will total $6.38 per month and the Water Treatment Plant also resigned. merce; Chad Kruse, Archbold Chamber of Commerce and Jeff Fryman, Archbold Mayor.
will begin to go into effect on October 1,
2017. They will be incrementally spaced Several items from the July 5 Plan-
out with an increase in each of the next ning Commission Meeting were report-
three Januarys. There will be an auto- ed. A variance request from Weigel Fu-
matic increase each year beginning in neral Home for directional signage was
January of 2021. approved. The Mail Pouch restaurant’s
The Council also passed Emergen- request for two storage trailers on the
property was denied. A decision on fenc-
ing around refuse containers and a pro-
posed patio at the Mail Pouch was tabled
until more information can be provided.

Village Administrator Rosanna Hoel-
zle thanked the SFD and all other Village
employees for all of their hard work on
the annual Fireworks fest. Kathy Kreuz,
representing the Curch of the Nazarene
in Swanton, presented several “Thank
You” baskets to Jim Reckner, head of
Public Service Operations for helping the
church with a maintenance issue.

The next meeting will be held on
August 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Vil-
lage Offices Council Room on Chestnut
Street.

Bill can be reached at
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Local Obituaries

Rodney Taylor (1956 - 2017) Scott Pratt (1969 - 2017) Martin Lopez (1939 - 2017)

Rodney Lee Taylor, age Scott Thomas Pratt, age Martin Lopez, age 78, of
60, of Wauseon, passed 48, of Wauseon, passed rural Delta, Ohio, passed
away suddenly on Sat- away Tuesday, July 18, away Tuesday morning,
urday, July 22, 2017, at 2017, at the Cleveland July 18, 2017, at Fulton
the Fulton County Health Clinic. Manor in Wauseon. Prior
Center. to his retirement he had
Prior to his retirement Scott was a stay at worked as an electrician for
he had worked at the for- home dad. He wrapped his the Ford Motor Company,
mer Ferro Corporation life around his five chil- retiring in 2005.
Stryker for many years. dren; Elena, Colin, Ser- Martin was born in
Rodney was born in ena, Ian, and Kirstin. He Elsa, Texas on March 10,
Wauseon on September loved to make each child 1939, the son of Pedro and
14, 1956, the son of Don- feel special and unique ei- Guadalupe (Salinas) Lopez.
ald W. and Marjorie (Kling) ther by buying them spe- In 1979, he married Bon-
Taylor. In 2010 he married cial gifts or finding ways nie Hayward, and she sur-
Debra Wyse, and she sur- to spend time with them vives. He was a veteran of
vives. Rodney was United on what he knew they en- the United States Air Force
VETERAN States Air Force Veteran. joyed. Scott also loved all the pets they have had and VETERAN and was a member of the
have. He also enjoyed juggling the kids’ busy sched-
He enjoyed gardening, ules along with cooking them special meals. He also Wauseon VFW Post 7424.
walking the farm, and deer hunting out west. enjoyed family movie nights and vacations. Martin also loved to play golf.
Surviving, besides his wife, Debra, are children, Scott was born in Jackson, Michigan, on Janu- Surviving, besides his wife, Bonnie, are three sons,
Tiffany (John) Roesch of West Unity, Audrey Mattern ary 27, 1969, the son of John and Delores (Dubriski) Robert (Naomi) of Delta, Peter (Maria) of Rocky River,
of Montpelier, Nicholas (Shannon) Gubbins of West Pratt. On October 30, 1993, he married Theresa Clay, OH, Derek (Kao) of St. Clair Shores, MI; grandchildren,
Unity, Hannah Wyse of Napoleon; grandchildren, Mol- and she survives. Besides Theresa and their five chil- Lane, Lauren, Nolan and Amelia Lopez; step-grandchil-
ly, Ranie, Brody, Colin, Addy, Madelyn, Dylan, Aus- dren, Scott is survived by his mother, Delores Pratt dren, Ollie and Izzy Hoskins; and siblings, Mike Lopez
tin, Paeton and Myles. He is also survived by siblings, of Wauseon; special sister-in-law, Lisa (Mike) Minnich; of Wauseon, Pete Lopez of California, and Maria Tijerina
Sharon Richer-Short of Pettisville, Carolyn Martin of nephew, Scott Minnich, niece, Jennifer Minnich, and of Archbold. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Archbold, Linda Taylor of Archbold, Gary Taylor of Na- mother-in-law, Bonnie Hackworth of Homer, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memo-
poleon and Diane Bybee of Ridgevillle Corners. He was preceded in death by his father, John Pratt. rial contributions be given to the charity of the donor’s
Visitation for Rodney will be held from 2:00 P.M. The family requests that memorial contributions choice. Online condolences may be offered to the family
until 6:00 P.M. on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the be given to and Educational Fund for the Children, set at www.grisierfh.com.
Grisier Funeral Home in Archbold. The funeral service up an PNC Bank in Wauseon. Online condolences may
will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, also at the be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com. Edgar-
funeral home. Interment will follow in the Floral Grove Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been entrusted
Cemetery, West Unity. The family requests that memo- with arrangements. Reporter
rial contributions be given to the charity of the donor’s www.thevillagereporter.com
choice. Online condolences may be offered to the fam- Georgia Clark (1918 - 2017)
ily at www.griseirfh.com. YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE FOR WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY, OHIO

June Oyer (1930 - 2017) Georgia Ellen “Midge” NORTHWEST OHIO COVERAGE AREAS
Clark, age 98, of Stryker,
On June 27,1930 at passed away early Satur- REGULATION & POLICY:
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Elementary and high Alonzo R. “Bob” Clark, given to the subject. Letters must be limited to a word count of 500.
school years were all in and he preceded her in * It is the goal of “The Village Reporter” to present news in a fair and
Montpelier where she was death in 2016. Midge had balanced format. “The Village Reporter” makes every effort to stay neu-
a straight A student, de- been a homemaker and helped her husband, Bob, as tral in political and other debatable issues. It is the desire of the com-
spite a year of high school a bookkeeper in their oil business, the former Clark pany to print facts and allow our readers to process information, draw-
being interrupted with illness. Oil Company of Stryker. She was a member of the ing their own opinions.
In 1948 she married Paul Oyer and early in their Stryker United Methodist Church. * Newspaper counter sales are available throughout Williams and Ful-
marriage she became an LPN in Emergency Surgery at Surviving are son, Larry (Jean) Clark of Caro, ton Counties in Northwest Ohio.
the Montpelier Hospital. Excelling at that position, she Michigan; daughter, Louise Clark of Napoleon; grand- * Newspaper deadline for submitting news releases, sports statistics
was encouraged to become a registered nurse. Mom daughter, Jennifer (Mike) Doughty of Petersburg, MI; and advertisements stands at the Friday prior to publication by 5:00
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wiser to work as a secretary/accountant. In 1951, she burg, MI, and sister, Marian Hammer, of Defiance. * “The Village Reporter” publishes 49 editions per year with two non
and Paul became parents to Penny, who preceded her She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, print weeks during the summer and one non print week around the
mother in death in 2006. and siblings, Stanton Davis, Leah Hohenberger, Har- holidays.
Mom’s secretarial career began at Winzeler Stamp- old Davis, Helen Hohenberger, and Emerson Davis.
ing Co. and after a few years she took a position at Midge was a devoted and loving mother to Louise.
Mohawk Tool Co. until they closed. Not ready to retire The family requests that memorial contributions
at 67 yrs she worked at Robinairs prior to final re- be given to the Filling Home of Napoleon or Quadco
tirement. Over the years she also gave piano lessons, in Stryker.
served as musician for Bryan Nazarene and played for Online condolences may be offered to the family at
revival meetings at various local churches. www.grisierfh.com.
In retirement she loved to do lawn care/garden-
ing and go on vacations with Grandma and siblings Stephen Tulley (1947 - 2017) 115 Broad Street, Montpelier, Ohio
to Myrtle Beach. Grandma Banks and mom annually Open: Mon. - Fri. (9 a.m. - 5 p.m).; Sat. (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
made their famous peanut brittle to share with family VETERAN Stephen Tulley, 69,
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Her church family now makes it each year to raise away on Thursday, July Email: publisher@thevillagereporter.com
money for several outreach ministries. 20, 2017 at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Cen- Website: www.thevillagereporter.com
Five years ago mom joined Grandma in residency ter in Defiance. He was born on October 26, 1947
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Mom still enjoyed a weekly car ride, ice cream treat in Wolf Lake, Indiana to Gloyd G. Tulley and Edna STRYKER EDGERTON
at McD’s, visits from brother Denny and other family/ M. (Fisher) Smith. He graduated from Churubusco Stryker Main Stop, Main Stop, C-Store
friends were treasured joys she looked forward to. The High School. Stryker General Store
progression of Alzheimer’s made it difficult for mom to Steve honorably served his country in the United WAUSEON
hold conversations and recognize visitors. States Navy during the Vietnam War. On April 16, WEST UNITY Chief Supermarket,
Tuesday July 18th, Mom left this world for her long- 1988 he married Linda L. Gaff in Fort Wayne, Indi- Valero, Shamrock, Marathon, Walmart
awaited flight to her eternal residency with Jesus, now ana and she survives. Steve was a big fan of Notre Courtview Mart Shell,
she is whole! She was preceded in death by both par- Dame football and loved to watch NASCAR. Dollar General Circle K, Dollar General
ents (Helen & Chester Banks) husband (Paul) daughter He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Tulley of FAYETTE
(Penny Witt) sisters (Ardith Gearhart and Donna Hin- Montpelier; seven children, Gretchen (Chris) McKin- PIONEER/HOLIDAYCITY
ton) brother (Donnie Banks) and grandson (Tony Witt). ley of Fort Wayne, IN, Steve Rice of Angola, IN, Brent Circle K, Main Stop, Main Stop, Village Market,
She is survived by son Timm & daughter-in-law Tulley of Durango, CO, Amy (Bill) Brisentine of An- Dollar General
Sherry (who live in the old homestead on Delaware) gola, IN, Alicia (Jim) Spurlin of Bryan, OH and Misty ARCHBOLD Dollar General,
4 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 2 great- Rice of Montpelier, OH; eightteen grandchildren; Hutch’s Marathon,
great grandsons to carry on her lineage. Brother Dar- four great grandchildren; three sisters, Onda Wil- Valero, Super Value, Cornerstone Floral & Gifts
rell [and wife Bonnie] in Arizona, brother Denny [and liams of Columbia City, IN, Connie Hull of Churu- Rite Aid, Circle K, EDON / BLAKESLEE
wife Betty] in Montpelier, brother-in-law Will [and wife busco, IN and Jan Hardacre of Columbia City, IN; Dollar General, Pop Shop
Dorothy] in Wauseon, and sister-in-law Jeannette other family members and close friends. Slattery
Banks, in Bryan. Steve was preceded in death by his parents, son, DELTA Shamrock
Celebration Of Life Service is on Thursday, July Joshua Rice and two brothers, Jack and Rick Tul- Dollar General, Kwik Stop
27th at Bryan Nazarene Church, officiated by Rev. ley. LYONS
Roger Blough. Visitation with family @10:30 am, Cel- Memorial donations may be made to CHP Hos- Delta Speedway Main Stop
ebration @11 am. pice. Online condolences can be left at www.theth- MONTPELIER SWANTON
More information is available @Thompson Funeral ompsonfuneralhome.com. Ace Automotive, Dollar General,
Home’s website in Montpelier, Oh. Memorial gifts can Main Stop, Circle K, Swanton Pharmacy
be made to: Bryan Church of Nazarene (memo) “Wells COMBINED 20 YEARS LOCAL PAINTING EXPERIENCE Dollar General, Rowes, METAMORA
for Africa”. Millers New Market,
(Residential, Business, Church, Agricultural & More) Two Brothers Market, TMart
Wanda J. Fix (1950 - 2017) Rings Pharmacy BRYAN
• 3D & Flat Murals • Interior Painting & Theming Circle K, Main Stop,
Wanda J. Fix, 67, of Camden, Michigan, passed • Exterior Painting PETTISVILLE Fountain City Ice House,
away on Monday, July 17, 2017 at her home. Sunday’s Market, Dollar General, Walmart
Call Dustin at Phil’s One Stop
She was born on February 19, 1950 in Morenci. LaBo’s Creative Design
Michigan to DuWayne and Alvina (Vardman) Brown. Postmaster, please send address corrections to:
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to her husband, Wanda is survived by her children, (419) 633-2934
grandchildren, siblings, other family members and 115 Broad Street, Montpelier, Ohio 43543
good friends.
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2 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, July 26th, 2017


Obits (Continued) 2017 Wauseon Homecoming
To Be Held July 27th-29th
Kevin Gillespie (1957 - 2017)
Since the street fairs in early Wauseon, the tradi- tured in the Toledo Blade. The parade attracted mul-
Kevin S. Gillespie, age tion of coming home to celebrate has been evolving tiple regional marching bands and twirling units. Al-
60, of Delta, passed away into the present day three-day festival. Eventually the ways welcomed in the parade were the local fire trucks
at his home unexpectedly name “Wauseon Homecoming” was chosen for the an- and police units and the Honor Guard. The parade
Thursday, July 20, 2017. nual gathering. The “big events” of the historic cele- route was lined far in advance with local residents who
bration include the Kiddy Parade, The Homecoming would mark out their spaces to view the parade, and
He was born in Queen Contest, and the Homecoming Parade. many tourists came to Wauseon specifically to admire
Wauseon on May 11, 1957 the grand spectacle.
to Budd L. Gillespie and Over the years, the Kiddy Parade, featuring our
Beverly (Frye) Cottle. Kev- creative hometown kids, boasted of small creative In addition to these events, the Homecoming in-
in was a graduate of Delta floats, decorated bicycles and kids in costume. This cluded the flower show, the art show, bingo booths, a
High School in 1975. parade was the kids’ version of the Grand Homecom- strolling rube band, and the Elks wheel; also live stage
ing Parade sponsored by Wauseon merchants, indus- entertainment and a talent show. Along with the Mer-
On October 7, 1978 try, clubs and organization. Enthusiasm for the Kid- ry-Go- Round, Tilt-A Whirl and Scrambler, residents
he married Brenda Pickel dy Parade mirrored the community’s enthusiasm for will remember the Ferris wheel and Rock-a-Plane rides
and she survives. After the “Big Parade.” The award winning entrants to the that defined the opposite ends of the Homecoming
graduating he worked for Kiddy Parade award winners were always featured in venue on North and South Fulton Streets.
the family business at the Grand Homecoming Parade on the last day of the
South Delta Oil and later festival. The drawing for the Wauseon Homecoming car kept
drove truck for various agencies. Kevin was a CB Ra- the crowds waiting on the last evening of the street
dio enthusiast along with listening to heavy metal mu- For decades, the Wauseon Homecoming Queen fair until the closing moments of the celebration. Fire-
sic and playing guitar as hobbies. contestants represented the local businesses by wear- works in recent years have added one more bit of fun
In addition to his wife, Brenda Gillespie of White- ing a sponsor’s banner on the competition stage. There as the closing act. The Wauseon Homecoming has
house; he is survived by his parents, Budd Gillespie of were no swimsuits early in the history of the contest, become one of the city’s most important downtown
Delta and Beverly Cottle of Texas; daughters, Brandi only beautiful evening gowns, a brief prepared state- events, bringing the community together, raising sup-
(Gary) Cook of Swanton and Lora Staton of Toledo; sis- ment and questions for the finalists. The winner of port for the Wauseon Parks, and celebrating the heri-
ter, Kendra Mock of Delta; brother, Kirby Gillespie of the crown would ride in the Homecoming Parade with tage of the town.
Whitehouse and grandchildren, Dylan, Derrick, Domi- the Queen’s Court. For many years the Homecoming
nic, Dalton, Amber and Genavicia. Queen pageant was affiliated with the Miss America The tradition lives on! This year Fulton Street will
A memorial service celebrating Kevin’s life will be Pageant preliminary competitions. The Miss Northwest again be filled with our families, friends and neigh-
held at 1:00 PM on Friday, July 28, 2017 at the Del- Ohio Pageant and the Miss Top of Ohio Pageants both bors gathering to create new memories for the next
ta Church of Christ, 500 Providence St., Delta, Ohio welcomed the Wauseon Homecoming Queens. Ann generation. Come on down to share your Homecoming
43515; with a luncheon to follow. Pastor David Under- Andrews (Foote) was one of the Homecoming Queens stories, and build some new ones in this historic 82nd
wood will be officiating. Arrangements are entrusted who was runner up to Miss Ohio, and Susan Short, a Wauseon Homecoming Celebration! This year’s prizes
with Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 St Hwy 109 in Del- member of the Homecoming Queen’s Court, later at- include: 6th prize-Fulton County Fair Package spon-
ta. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to tended the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City as sored by The State Bank & Trust Company, 5th prize-
Budd Gillespie to assist with final expenses. Miss Michigan! Laptop Computer donated by Gig Above Computers,
Online condolences may be sent to the family 4th prize-Weber Gas Grill sponsored by Wauseon Ace
through our website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com. The Wauseon Homecoming Parade was known for Hardware, 3rd prize-50” Flat Screen TV sponsored by
the large decorated floats. Merchants, industrial and Farmers and Merchants Bank, 2nd prize-Custom Golf
civic organizations and church groups took great pride Cart sponsored by Richards Repair, and the Grand
in producing the extravagant floats that were often fea- Prize-$10,000.

Williams County Humane Society Village Of Swanton Strives For
Clarabelle Transparency In Government
Clarabelle is a fe-
male Chocolate Lab Mix PHOTO BY BILL O” CONNELL
who is about 1-2 years
of age. She was found FORUM PANEL ... (L to R): Fire Chief Michael Wolever, Code Enforcement Officer Dennis Brown, Water Re-
as a stray on But- source Recovery Superintendent Steven Geise, Water Superintendent Brian Hildebrand, Public Service Opera-
ler Street in Bryan on tions Supervisor James Reckner and Police Chief Adam Berg.
June 27, 2017. Since
Clarabelle has been in By: Bill O’ Connell to maintain water quality and equipment, was also ex-
our care she has shown THE VILLAGE REPORTER plained.
us that she is super
friendly, loves humans The Village of Swanton held open community fo- Unfortunately, despite the advanced notices, the
of all ages, and is very rums at the Swanton Library on Wednesday, July 12 amount of information disseminated and the presence
treat driven. She has at 6:00 pm and Thursday at 10:30 am to inform the of all Village officials to field questions, the combined
not shown any aggres- public of what is being done in terms of running the two-day attendance of residents was disappointingly
sion towards the other day-to-day operations of the Village, current status low, in single digits in fact. “I like the concept,” re-
dogs in the kennel however we do suggest a meet of ongoing and upcoming projects and a look to the marked actively-involved Swanton resident Karen Un-
and greet. Clarabelle was scheduled to be spayed Swanton of the future. derwood. “I just wish there would have been more
at Humane Ohio on July 11th. Her adoption fee is people here. Maybe people are on vacation.”
$180.00 with an approved application. Rosanna Holslze, Village Administrator, organized
and chaired the forum and brought with her a panel However, Ms. Hoelzle and the Village remain un-
For more information, call or visit the Williams County of Village officials to answer any questions put forth deterred. “We plan on doing these again,” she said.
Humane Society at 09464 County Road 13, Bryan, Ohio from Swanton residents or the media. The panel in- Hopefully, more residents will take advantage of the
43506, (419) 636-2200. The cost of adoption also includes cluded Mayor Ann Roth, Fiscal Officer Karla Sexton, opportunity.
the pet’s spay or neuter, disease testing, updating of shots, Fire Chief Michael Wolever, Code Enforcement Officer
flea and parasite treatments. Dennis Brown, Water Resource Recovery Superinten- Bill can be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com
dent Steven Geise, Water Superintendent Brian Hil-
sammonscarpetcleaning.com debrand, Public Service Operations Supervisor James
Reckner and Police Chief Adam Berg. An organiza-
tional chart was also displayed to show the hierarchy
of the Village’s employee positions.

“One reason why I wanted to do this is we’ve heard
over the last year that the Village residents wanted
more transparency,” explained Ms. Hoelzle. “We
thought that a community forum would be a way to in-
form our public about things that are going on in our
village as well as have an opportunity to have ques-
tions and answers on things they may be wondering
about.”

One of the first topics on the agenda was the re-
branding of Swanton initiative currently underway to
help give the Village an updated and more aestheti-
cally pleasing appearance to visitors and potential res-
idents. The redesigning of signage and Village logos
will come at no cost with students from Bowling Green
State University (BGSU) agreeing to do the project to
help build their individual portfolios.

A new Village website is in the works, also being
constructed by BGSU students. A minimal cost of
$1500 will be required to get this site on the internet
with a launch date scheduled for this October. The
new site will contain all information pertinent to Swan-
ton such as a calendar highlighting important dates,
emergency contact data, project updates, a periodic
newsletter and more. The Village’s Facebook Page will
continue to be used as a means of communication.

Ms. Hoelzle also pointed out that Village Council
holds a meeting on two Mondays a month and it is
open to the public. Currently, individuals wanting to
address the Council on a specific issue are required
to be placed on the agenda by noon on the Thursday
before the next schedule meeting.

Several other topics that were touched on during
the forum included a project to replace residential wa-
ter meters with ones that can be read from a mov-
ing vehicle as opposed to employees on foot spending
64 hours a month to perform that task. The recent
income tax increase approved by the voters that will
generate approximately $279,000 annually and the
upcoming increases in water and sewer rates, required

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POLICE, EMT, FIRE, TRAFFIC & COURT NEWS

SWANTON POLICE (July 14) Paigelynn, suspicious vehicle (July 8) 465 E Airport Highway, Alarm (July 13) 485 E. Airport Highway,
(July 1) Cherry St., Assist rescue - (July 15) Sunoco lot, Unlock vehicle drop Threats/Harassment
death (July 15) W. Garfield, Suspicious (July 8) 940 E Oak St., Alarm drop (July 13) 117 Lincoln St., Juveniles
(July 1) Lincoln St., Criminal damage Person (July 8) 1036 Arrowhead Trail, (July 14) 1000 Glenwood Ave., Open
(July 1) Alpine Dr., Assist-rescue - ill (July 15) Oak St., Domestic dispute 911 hang up contact in person door
(July 1) Forrest Lane, Assist (July 15) W. Garfield, noise complaint (July 8) 325 W. Leggett St., Lost Dogs (July 14) 410 N. Shoop Ave., Suspi-
Deputy- Domestic (July 8) 215 Wabash St., Burglary cious vehicle
(July 1) Sanderson & Main, Unruly WEST UNITY POLICE (July 8) 432 Lawrence Ave. Lost/found/ (July 14) 750 E. Linfoot St., DOA
Juveniles DEPARTMENT recovered (July 14) 840 W Elm St. Unit 303
(July 2) Sanderson St., Fireworks (July 8) 250 E. Linfoot St., Parking (July 14) 500- B Wood St., Animal call
complaint (July 10) 911 Hang up complaint (July 14) 212 Barney Oldfield Dr., In-
(July 3) Fulton Lucas Rd., 2 lost (July 10) Speed / citation (July 8) 485 E. Airport Highway., vestigate complaint
dogs - found (July 11) Property damage Assault (July 14) 1497 N. Shoop Ave., Lost/
(July 3) Co Rd. 1-3, Assist rescue - ill (July 12) Theft (July 8) 245 W Elm St., Animal call found/recovered
(July 3) Brookside Dr., Fireworks (July 12) Suspicious person (July 8) 1200-B Shoop Ave., Animal call (July 14) 1495 N. Shoop Ave., Hit-skip
(July 4) Cherry St., Suspicious person (July 12) Speed / Warning (July 8) 820 Fulton St., Suspicious (July 14) 222 S. Brunell St. Lost/
(July 4) Brookside Dr., Fireworks (July 12) Red light / citation person found/ recovered
(July 4) Brookside Dr., Fireworks (July 13) Animal problem (July 8) 122 E. Linfoot St., Suspicious (July 14) 470 E. Airport Highway, Sus-
(July 4) W. Airport Hwy., Accidental (July 13) Fraud vehicle picious activity
alarm (July 13) Harassment (July 9) 1138 Barney Oldfield Dr., Park- (July 14) 1005 N. Shoop Ave., Harass-
(July 4) E. Airport Hwy., Non-injury (July 13) Disorderly conduct ing complaint ments/Slander
accidental (July 13) Speed / Warning (July 9) 485 E. Airport Highway, Acci- (July 14) 322 Joanna Dr., Domestic
(July 4) Dodge St., Possible home (July 13) Red light / Warning dent ( Property damage) trouble
damage (July 13) Speed /citation (July 9) 428 Clover Lane, Animal call (July 14) 563 N. Shoop Ave., 911 hang
(July 4) Hickory & Maple, Loose dog - (July 14) Theft (July 9) 840 Parkview, Alarm drop up contact in person
returned (July 14) Animal problem (July 10) 367 W. Elm St., Suspicious (July 14) 00 E. Oak St., Animal call
(July 4) W. Airport Hwy., suspicious (July 14) Improper Passing / Warning activity (July 14) 600-B N. Shoop Ave., Traffic
vehicle (July 15) Parking Problem (July 10) 621 W. Park St., Roaming jam or road block
(July 4) Maddie St., Domestic dispute (July 15) Littering chickens (July 15) 1058 N. Shoop Ave., Stolen
(July 5) Maddie St., Domestic dispute (July 15) Traffic crash (July 10) 1085 Barney Oldfield Dr., car
(July 5) N. Main St., Non injury (July 15) Speed / citation Threats/Harassment (July 15) 465 E. Airport Highway,
accident (July 15) O.V.I / citations (July 10) 100-B N Shoop Ave., Accident Alarm drop
(July 5) E. Airport Hwy, Unlock vehicle (Property damage) (July 15) 250 Depot St., Welfare check
(July 5) Crestwood Dr., Accidental WAUSEON POLICE (July 10) E. Linfoot St. @ Glenwood, (July 15) 425 Cole St. Unit 502, Fight
alarm (July 5) 206 Jefferson St., No Barking dog (July 15) 1095 N. Shoop Ave., Lost/
(July 5) Maddie St., Domestic dispute Registration (July 10) 485 E. Airport Highway, Hit- found/recovered
(July 6) S. Main St., Assist rescue (July 5) 835 Third St., Junk/Aban- skip (July 15) 151 S. Fulton St., Alarm drop
(July 6) Airport & Hallett, Accidental doned Vehicle (July 10) 151 S. Fulton St., Narcotics (July 15) 230 Clinton St., Investigate
alarm (July 5) 521 Ottokee St., No (July 10) 843 Wood St., Mental complaint
(July 6) S. Hallett Ave., 911 Hang up Registration (July 11) E. Leggett @ Dwigh Ave., Sus- (July 15) 1125 Barney Oldfield Dr., 911
(July 6) Sanderson St., Suspicious (July 5) 1170 N Shoop Ave. Apt 59, Ex- picious person hang up contact in person
activity pired Registration (July 11) 445 E Airport Highway, Alarm (July 15) E. Willow St. @ N Fulton St.,
(July 6) Peachtree St., Theft (July 5) 1170 N Shoop Ave. Apt 8, Ex- drop Animal call
(July 6) Dodge St., Civil complaint pired registration (July 11) 810 N. Shoop Ave., Investiga- (July 15) 475 E. Airport Highway. Ac-
(July 6) St. Richard Crt., Injured adult (July 5) 1285 N Shoop Ave. Apt 143, tive complaint cident (Property damage)
(July 6) Sanderson St., Unwanted Expired registration (July 11) 650 Lawrence Ave. Unit 1, (July 15) 215 Enterprise Ave., Theft of
person (July 5) 1285 N Shoop Ave. Apt 102, Unauthorized use a cell phone
(July 7) Co. Rd. E F & 2, Cable line in Expired registration (July 11) 224 E. Oak St., Animal call- (July 15) 1496 N Shoop Ave., Suspi-
roadway (July 5) 155 Darlene Dr., Property lizard cious activity
(July 7) S. Main St., Loose dog - caught Damage (July 11) 00 E Leggett St., 911 hang up (July 15) 422 Ottokee St., Animal call
(July 7) Brookside Dr., Theft form (July 5) 100-B Cedar Ct., Animal call contact in person (July 15) 132 E. Chestnut St., Animal
vehicle (July 5) 721 S. Shoop Ave., Suspicious (July 11) 303 W. Leggett St., Indecent call
(July 7) Main & Dodge St., Non-injury person exposure (July 15) 00 W. Leggett St., Welfare
accident (July 5) 716 S. Shoop Ave., Vandalism (July 11) 840 W. Elm St. Unit 1000, check
(July 7) Sanderson St., Suspicious act (July 6) 216 Oakwood St., Investigative Fight (July 15) 211 E. Leggett St., Loud noise
(July 7) Hickory St., Theft from vehicle complaint (July 11) 425 Cole St. Unit 201, 911 (July 15) 130 E. Linfoot St., Suspicious
(July 8) Church St., Parking wrong way (July 6) 100-B N Fulton St., Juveniles hang up contact in person person
(July 8) Church St., Parking wrong way (July 6) 615 Ottokee St., Expired reg- (July 11) 00 Wabash St., Suspicious (July 15) 218 E. Elm St., Accident
(July 8) Hickory St., Found wallet istration person (Property damage)
returned (July 6) 100-B Beech St., Expired (July 12) 405 E. Linfoot St., Disabled (July 16) 230 Clinton St., Civil matter
(July 8) W. Airport Hwy., Accidental registration vehicle (July 16) 470 E. Airport Highway,
alarm (July 6 ) 100 B- E. Walnut St., Expired (July 12) 405 E. Linfoot St., Disabled Alarm drop
(July 9) Saunderson St., Accidental registration vehicle (July 16) 230 Clinton St., Assault
alarm (July 6) 420 W Elm St., Dog bite (July 12) 230 Clinton St., Sex offense (July 16) 840 W. Elm St. Unit 900, Do-
(July 9) E. Airport Hwy., Unlock vehicle (July 6) 1285 N Shoop Ave. Unit 13, Ac- (July 12) 748 Fairway LN, Debris/item mestic trouble
(July 9) Chestnut St., Dating scam cident (Property damage) in roadway (July 16) 840 W Elm St. Unit 1406,
(July 9) E. Garfield, Child unattended (July 6) 232 Jefferson St., Investigative (July 12) 00 E Oak St., Suspicious Welfare check
(July 10) E. Airport Hwy., Non injury complaint activity (July 16) 600 B- Enterprise Ave., Sus-
accident (July 6) 570 Woodside Dr., 911 hang (July 12) 141 N Fulton St., Suspicious picious activity
(July 10) West Ridge Dr., Traffic assist up contact in person person (July 16) 832 Burr Rd., Investigate
(July 10) Maddie St., Menacing (July 6) 773 N Shoop Ave., Investigative (July 12) 1497 N Shoop Ave., Accident complaint
(July 10) Harrison St., Animal complaint (Property damage) (July 16) 230 Clinton St., Indecent
complaint (July 6) 319 Clinton St., Loud noise (July 12)1140 Royal Bounty Lane, Ani- exposure
(July 10) Maddie St., Juvenile (July 6) 1000-B Barney Oldfield, mal call (July 16) 738 Fairway Dr. Unit 17, Sus-
menacing Juveniles (July 12) 218 Birch St., Animal call picious activity
(July 11) Memorial Park, Trespassing (July 7) 320 Sycamore, Open door (July 13) 422 Indian Road, Investigate (July 16) 243 Jefferson St., 911 hang
(July 11) Chestnut St., Phone (July 7) 151 S. Fulton St., Suspicious complaint up contact in person
Harassment vehicle (July 13) N Brunell St @ W Elm St., Ju- (July 16) 221 W. Chestnut St., Junk/
(July 11) E. Airport Hwy., Unlock (July 7) 840 W Elm St. Unit 1400, Civil veniles abandoned vehicle
vehicle matter (July 13) 230 Clinton St., Run away or (July 16) 255 Enterprise Ave., Lost/
(July 11) W. Airport Hwy., Reckless (July 7) Clinton St. @ Oak St., Debris/ unruly found/recovered
vehicle item in roadway (July 13) 709 Parkside Dr., Threats/ (July 16) 918 Ottokee St., Investigate
(July 11) N. Main St., Assist rescue - ill (July 7) N. Brunell St. @ W Elm St., De- Harassment complaint
(July 12) W. Airport Hwy., Accidental bris/item in roadway (July 13) 1056 N. Ottokee St., Investi- (July 16) 415 Cole St., Suspicious
alarm (July 7) N Fulton St @ West Chestnut, gate complaint vehicle
(July 12) Valleywood Dr., Disabled Debris/item in roadway (July 13) 1285 N. Shoop Ave. Unit 2 (July 16) 00 W. Leggett St., Drunk
truck (July 7) Vine St. @ W Chestnut St., De- 911 hang up contact in person (July 16) 820 E. Linfoot St., Welfare
(July 12) Chestnut St., Civil dispute bris/item in roadway (July 13) 1489 N. Shoop Ave., Dogs in check
(July 12) Zeiter Way, Assist rescue (July 7) E. Oak St. @ N Franklin St., hot vehicle (July 16) 555 W. Linfoot St., Accident
(July 14) E. Airport Hwy., Suspicious Debris/item in roadway (July 13) 1285 N. Shoop Ave. Unit 2, (Property damage)
person (July 7) 588 Douglas Dr., Criminal 911 hang up contact in person (July 17) 470 E. Airport Highway,
(July 14) Hallett & Airport, Accidental mischief (July 13) 1200 B- N. Shoop Ave., Dis- Alarm drop
alarm (July 7) 320 Sycamore St., Investigate abled vehicle (July 17) 151 S. Fulton St., Investigate
(July 14) Paigelynn Ln., Parking complaint (July 13) 00 W. Leggett St., Investigate complaint
problem (July 7) Glenwood St. @ Pine St., Ac- complaint (July 17) 210 S. Fulton St., Juveniles
(July 14) W. Garfield, Domestic cident (Property damage) (July 13) 324 N. Fulton St., Domestic (July 17) 00 E Oak St. Lost/found/re-
violence (July 7) 773 N Shoop Ave., Animal call trouble covered
(July 14) Airport & Munson, Non-inju- (July 7) 1000-B Barney Oldfield, Suspi- (July 13) 120 N. Oakwood St., animal (July 17) 400 Enterprise Ave., Burglary
ry accident cious vehicle call
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POLICE, EMS, FIRE & COURT NEWS

(July 17) 227 McKinley St., Run away pended from July 12, 2017 to October Underage consumption. Fine: $100; Price, Jacob (Bryan, Ohio). File City
or unruly 10, 2017. No future violations within Costs: $79. Furnishing. Fine: $350; Tax – 2015 (Bryan). Fine: $200 with
(July 17) 230 Clinton St., Threats/Ha- next 3 years. Costs: $160; Jail: 90 days with 90 days $200 suspended; Costs: $114; Jail: 30
rassment suspended. 100 hours community ser- days with 30 days suspended. No future
(July 17) 403 Cedar St., Neighborhood Hernandez, Lucas B. (Bryan, Ohio). vice. No future violations within next 3 violations within next 2 years. Must file
trouble No driver’s license. Fine: $200; Costs: years. taxes and make payment arrangements
(July 17) 840 W Elm St. Unit 402, $79. within 30 days.
Threats/Harrassment Estrada, Juan A. Jr. (Archbold,
(July 17) 335 E. Walnut St., Welfare Hildebrandt, Makayla P. (Bryan, Ohio). Underage consumption. Fine: WILLIAMS COUNTY
check Ohio). Assured clear distance ahead. $100; Costs: $79. COMMON PLEAS
(July 17) 840 W Elm St. Unit 300, Fine: $71; Costs: $79.
Neighborhood trouble Froelich, Shane J. (Bryan, Ohio). As- Friley, Charles W. (Defiance, Ohio).
(July 18) 720 Ottokee St., Domestic Johantgen, Kendra M. (Montpelier, sault. Fine: $300; Costs: $84; Jail: 180 Attempted domestic violence, a fifth de-
trouble Ohio). 68/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: days with 180 days suspended. No fu- gree felony. Sentenced to five years of
(July 18) 00 E. Leggett St., Vandalism $79. ture violations within next 2 years. No community control. Fined $2000 and
(July 18) Depot St., Lost/found/ contact with victims. ordered to pay all costs of prosecution,
recovered Kelley, Lana S. (Bryan, Ohio). Ex- any court appointed counsel costs, and
(July 18) 00 E. Oak St., Larceny in pired plates. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Haley, Alex P. (Montpelier, Ohio). any supervision fees permitted.
progress Domestic violence. Fine: $350; Costs:
(July 18) E. Walnut @ N. Fulton St., Kellogg, Stacy K. (Edon, Ohio). Over- $285; Jail: 180 days with 180 days Gardner, Daniel N. (Bryan, Ohio).
Debris/items in roadway height. Fine: $121; Costs: $79. Seat suspended. No future violations within Attempted domestic violence, a fifth
(July 18) 327 E. Chestnut St. Animal belt. Fine: $30; Costs: $40. next 5 years. No violent or threatening degree felony. Sentenced to four years
Call-dogs fighting contact with victim. Hands Down Do- community control with a 180 day term
(July 18) 230 Clinton St., Run away or Kimmel, Christy M. (Archbold,Ohio). mestic Violence Program. of incarceration at CCNO. Term of in-
unruly OVI. Fine: $650; Costs: $90; Jail: 20 carceration suspended pending com-
(July 18) 1105 N Shoop Ave., Threats/ days with 14 days suspended. Opera- Hutchins, John A. (Edon,Ohio). Dis- pliance with terms of probation. Fined
harassment tor’s license suspended from July 15, orderly conduct. Fine: $250; Costs: $750 and ordered to pay all costs of
(July 18) 1000 Glenwood Ave., Investi- 2017 to July 15, 2018. 1st Timers Re- $262; Jail: 30 days with 30 days sus- prosecution, any court appointed coun-
gate complaint treat within 90 days. No future viola- pended. No future violations within sel costs, and any supervision fees per-
(July 18) 495 E. Airport Highway, Sus- tions within next 2 years. BMV to va- next 3 years. No violent or threatening mitted.
picious person cate ALS and fees. contact with victim. Hands Down Do-
(July 18) 400-B W Elm St., Suspicious mestic Violence Program. Pryslak, Nicholas J.P. (Montpelier,
vehicle Klender, Dante P. (Hicksville, Ohio). Ohio). Count II – Aggravated posses-
(July 19) 00 W. Leggett St., Suspicious Driving under suspension. Fine: $250; Hutchins, John A. (Edon, Ohio). Vio- sion of drugs, a fourth degree felony.
activity Costs: $84; Jail: 90 days with 90 days lation of Temporary Protection Order. Count IV – Aggravated possession of
(July 19) 151 S. Fulton St., Illegal suspended. No future violations within Fine: $300; Costs: $135; Jail: 180 days. drugs, a fifth degree felony. Amended
dumping next 2 years. Count VI - Attempted corrupting of an-
(July 19) 246 W. Chestnut, Debris/ Jones, Alan W. (Bryan, Ohio). Falsifi- other with drugs, a third degree felony.
items in roadway Kreais, Kamey M. (Bryan, Ohio). cation. Fine: $300; Costs: $109.50; Jail: Sentencing: On Count II, sentenced to a
(July 19) 1120 N. Shoop Ave. Unit 15, Driving under suspension. Fine: $200; 180 days with 180 days suspended. No 17 month term of incarceration through
Neighborhood trouble Costs: $84; Jail: 90 days with 90 days future violations within next 3 years. ODRC and a discretionary period of up
(July 19) 230 Orth Rd., Alarm drop suspended. Operator’s license sus- to three years post release control. On
(July 19) 715 N. Fulton St., Accident pended from July 15, 2017 to October Keller, Leslee A. (Montpelier, Ohio). Count IV, sentenced to a seven month
(Property damage) 13, 2017. No future violations within Underage consumption. Fine: $100; term of incarceration through ODRC
(July 19)240 W. Willow St., 911 hang next 3 years. Insufficient muffler. Fine: Costs: $79. and a discretionary period of up to
up contact in person $35; Costs: $40. three years post release control. On
(July 19) 840 W. Elm St. Unit 500. Ani- Knapp, Charles T. (Bryan, Ohio). Amended Count VI, sentenced to a 30
mal call Laukhuf, Andrew M. (Bryan, Ohio). Criminal trespass. Fine: $250; Costs: month term of incarceration through
(July 19) 230 Clinton St., Threats/Ha- 52/35 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. $94; Jail: 30 days with 30 days sus- ODRC and a discretionary period of
rassment pended, consecutive with following case. up to three years post release control.
(July 19) 844 N. Shoop Ave., 911 hang Leahy, Rex A. (Napoleon, Ohio). No future violations within next 3 years. Credit for time served. Nolle Prosequi
up contact in person 51/35 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. entered on Counts I, III, and IV by rea-
(July 19) 230 Clinton St., Investigate Knapp, Charles T. (Bryan, Ohio). Re- son of guilty plea to one or more other
complaint Leidy, Jared A. (Pioneer, Ohio). OVI. sisting arrest. Fine: $300; Costs: $89; counts of the incitement. Ordered to
(July 19) 840 W. Elm St. Unit 1106, Fine: $650; Costs: $90; Jail: 20 days Jail: 90 days with 85 days suspended, pay all costs of prosecution, any court
Loud noise with 17 days suspended. Operator’s consecutive with preceding case. No fu- appointed counsel costs, and any su-
(July 20) 430 West Dr., Run away or license suspended from July 15, 2017 ture violations within next 3 years. Dis- pervision fees permitted.
unruly to July 15, 2018. No future violations orderly conduct. Fine: $50; Costs: $40.
within next 2 years. 1st Timers Retreat FULTON COUNTY
WILLIAMS COUNTY within 90 days. Vacate ADM license Kolb, Brooke A. (Defiance, Ohio). Un- TRAFFIC
TRAFFIC suspension and fees. Lighted lights. derage consumption. Fine: $100; Costs:
Fine: $45; Costs: $40. $79. Bass, Gregory T. (Archbold, Ohio).
Alcantar Mendoza, Jose A. (Bryan, Seat belt – passenger. Fine: $20; Costs:
Ohio). 71/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: Lonabarger, William L. (Pioneer, McGowan, Jordan L. (Montpelier, $51.
$79. Ohio). Seat belt. Fine: $30; Costs: $40. Ohio). Underage consumption. Fine:
$100; Costs: $204; Jail: 180 days with Bernath, Aaron J. (Wauseon, Ohio).
Ali, Mir L. (Bryan, Ohio). 68/55 Mings, Tasia M. (Bryan, Ohio). 50/35 180 days suspended. No future viola- 69/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
speed. Fine: $55; Costs: $112.26. speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. tions within next 5 years. Must obtain
and keep employment. Not to possess Bloomer, Sara A. (Wauseon, Ohio).
Alpaugh, Jason R. (Montpelier, Ohio). Moog, Kenneth G. (Ney, Ohio). Stop or consume alcohol or any illegal sub- 68/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $88.
70/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. sign. Fine: $71; Costs: $79. stances.
Born, Peggy J. (Delta, Ohio). Seat
Ames, Jacob J. (Bryan, Ohio). Physi- Patten, Justin J. (Bryan, Ohio). Fail- Montes, Jacob O. (Montpelier, Ohio). belt – driver. Fine: $30; Costs: $43.
cal control. Fine: $650; Costs: $90; Jail: ure to control. Fine: $64; Costs: $86. Underage consumption. Fine: $100;
20 days with 17 days suspended. No fu- Costs: $79. Borton, Mitchell L. (Napoleon, Ohio).
ture violations within next 2 years. 1st Ramey, Franklin G. (Defiance, Ohio). Stop sign. Fine: $37; Costs: $88.
Timers Retreat within 90 days. Vacate 69/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Newell, Rita (Plymouth, Michigan).
ADM license suspension and fees. File City Tax – 2007 (Bryan). Fine: $200 Butler, Carly J. (Swanton, Ohio).
Retcher, Molly B. (Bryan, Ohio). with $200 suspended; Costs: $114; 41/25 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80.
Blank, Travis P. (Bryan, Ohio). Stop 68/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Jail: 30 days with 30 days suspended.
sign. Fine: $35; Costs: $85. No future violations within next 2 years. Bryant, Taylor (Morenci, Michigan).
Severence, Patti J. (Bryan, Ohio). Must file taxes and make payment ar- Assured clear distance ahead. Fine:
Booher, Devan R. (Bryan, Ohio). 72/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. rangements within 30 days. $102; Costs: $88.
46/25 speed. Fine: $71; Costs: $79.
Spotts, Nathan (Wauseon, Ohio). Newell, Rita (Plymouth, Michigan). Cheney, Lisa M. (Archbold, Ohio).
Buehrer, Billy G. (West Unity, Ohio). 66/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. File City Tax – 2008 (Bryan). Fine: $200 70/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $88.
65/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. with $200 suspended; Costs: $114;
Treesh, James H. III (Montpelier, Jail: 30 days with 30 days suspended. Devault, Carl M. (Delta, Ohio). 50/35
Burke, Matthew (Edgerton, Ohio). Ohio). Seat belt. Fine: $30; Costs: $40. No future violations within next 2 years. speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80.
44/35 speed. Fine: $40; Costs: $85. Must file taxes and make payment ar-
Vermillion, Matthew (Bryan, Ohio). rangements within 30 days. Downey, John L. (Archbold, Ohio).
Chiow, Jessica L. (Bryan, Ohio). Stop Expired plates. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. 57/40 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $88.
sign. Fine: $35; Costs: $85. Newell, Rita (Plymouth, Michigan).
West, Damian (Wauseon, Ohio). No File City Tax – 2009 (Bryan). Fine: $200 Elliot, James (Swanton, Ohio). Ex-
Curry, Tiffany J. (Edgerton, Ohio). operator’s license. Fine: $200; Costs: with $200 suspended; Costs: $114; pired registration. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
65/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. $85. 46/35 speed. Fine: $45; Costs: Jail: 30 days with 30 days suspended.
$40. No future violations within next 2 years. Garcia, Kody D. (Wauseon, Ohio).
Day, Shawn E. (Bryan, Ohio). 78/55 Must file taxes and make payment ar- 81/55 speed. Fine: $102; Costs: $80.
speed. Fine: $71; Costs: $79. Wilde, Beth L. (Edon, Ohio). 66/55 rangements within 30 days.
speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Guyer, Susan E. (Liberty Center,
Dodson, Nicole M. (Defiance, Ohio). Ogden, Brian K. (Bryan, Ohio). File Ohio). 59/40 speed. Fine: $47; Costs:
Driving under suspension/failure to Williams, Allen S. (Bryan, Ohio). City Tax – 2012 (Bryan). Fine: $200 $80.
reinstate. Fine: $200; Costs: $79. Seat Driving under suspension. Fine: $500; with $200 suspended; Costs: $114;
belt. Fine: $30; Costs: $40. Costs: $84; Jail: 90 days with 90 days Jail: 30 days with 30 days suspended. Hawkins, Cara B. (Liberty Center,
suspended. Operator’s license suspend- No future violations within next 2 years. Ohio). Failure to control. Fine: $102;
Ely, Christine A. (Montpelier, Ohio). ed from June 22, 2017 to September 20, Must file taxes and make payment ar- Costs: $80.
43/25 speed. Fine: $40; Costs: $80. 2017. No future violations within next rangements within 30 days.
2 years. Henricks, Vera L. (Wauseon, Ohio).
Estrada, Brandon N. (Bryan, Ohio). Ogden, Brian K. (Bryan, Ohio). File 68/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
42/25 speed. Fine: $40; Costs: $85. Witte, Jennifer L. (Bryan, Ohio). City Tax – 2013 (Bryan). Fine: $200
Marked lanes. Fine: $71; Costs: $79. with $200 suspended; Costs: $114; Hites, Zechariah H. (Delta, Ohio).
Franham, Andrew M. (Edgerton, Jail: 30 days with 30 days suspended. Display plates. Fine: $37; Costs: $88.
Ohio). 69/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: Wortsell, Tyler J. (Montpelier, Ohio). No future violations within next 2 years.
$79. Stop sign. Fine: $71; Costs: $84. Must file taxes and make payment ar- Holmes, Lance J. (Swanton, Ohio).
rangements within 30 days. Expired plates. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
Fillmore, Kenneth T. (Stryker, Ohio). Yarbro, Tracy L. (Fayette, Ohio).
68/55 speed. Fine: $71; Costs: $79. 69/55 speed. Fine: $45; Costs: $79. Ogden, Brian K. (Bryan, Ohio). File Jones, Bailey J. (Bryan, Ohio). Im-
City Tax – 2014 (Bryan). Fine: $200 proper pass. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
Funnell, Tad R. (Stryker, Ohio). Zimmerman, Alicia A. (Montpelier, with $200 suspended; Costs: $114;
65/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Ohio). Improper start/back. Fine: $65; Jail: 30 days with 30 days suspended. King, Anthony L. (Wauseon, Ohio).
Costs: $90. No future violations within next 2 years. 68/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $88.
Futch, Joshua D. (Bryan, Ohio). Must file taxes and make payment ar-
50/25 speed. Fine: $50; Costs: $79. WILLIAMS COUNTY rangements within 30 days. King, Collin (Archbold, Ohio). Stop
CRIMINAL sign. Fine: $102; Costs: $88.
Goebel, Spenser L. (Montpelier, Ogden, Brian K. (Bryan, Ohio). File
Ohio). 49/35 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: Beagle, Clayton M. (Bryan, Ohio). City Tax – 2015 (Bryan). Fine: $200 Koketko, Garrett S. (Pettisville, Ohio).
$84. Expired plates. Fine: $85; Costs: Drug paraphernalia. Fine: $96; Costs: with $200 suspended; Costs: $114; 70/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $88.
$45. $79. Possession. Fine: $135; Costs: $40. Jail: 30 days with 30 days suspended.
No future violations within next 2 years. Lehman, Eric J. (Archbold, Ohio).
Green, Michael T. (Edgerton, Ohio). Black, Cameron J. (Bryan, Ohio). Must file taxes and make payment ar- 56/40 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $88.
Seat belt. Fine: $30; Costs: $40. Underage consumption. Fine: $100; rangements within 30 days.
Costs: $79. Livensparger, Tyler S. (Bryan, Ohio).
Guy, Timothy R. (Pioneer, Ohio). Pester, Cody J. (Bryan, Ohio). Un- 68/55 speed. Fine: $77; Costs: $88.
40/25 speed. Fine: $40; Costs: $85. Blank, Travis P. (Bryan, Ohio). Drug derage consumption. Fine: $100; Costs:
paraphernalia. Fine: $150; Costs: $85. $204; Jail: 180 days with 180 days McCoy, Brendon E. (Stryker, Ohio).
Hageman, Ryan M. (Defiance, Ohio). Operator’s license suspended from July suspended. No future violations within 68/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $88.
68/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. 20, 2017 to January 16, 2018. Agency next 2 years. No possession of alcohol
to destroy contraband. or illegal substances. Must obtain and Meyers, James L. (Swanton, Ohio).
Hanna, Jon M. (Bryan, Ohio). Driv- keep employment. 70/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80.
ing under suspension. Fine: $250; Carpenter, Garrett W. (Bryan, Ohio).
Costs: $84; Jail: 90 days with 90 day Theft. Fine: $250; Costs: $84; Jail: 30 Mohler, Amanda E. (Napoleon, Ohio).
suspended. Operator’s license sus- days with 30 days suspended. No fu- 68/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
ture violations within next 2 years. Res-
titution of $315. No to return to Wal- Nofziger, Jodi L. (Wauseon, Ohio).
Mart for 2 years. Seat belt – driver. Fine: $30; Costs: $51.

Craig, Judena A. (Edon, Ohio). Drug Nye, Alexia J. (Wauseon, Ohio).
paraphernalia. Fine: $150; Costs: $85. 71/55 speed. Fine: $77; Costs: $88.
Operator’s license suspended from July
20, 2017 to January 16, 2018. Agency CONTINUED ON PAGE 6
to destroy contraband.

Ernsberger, Sabrina (Bryan, Ohio).

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POLICE, EMS, FIRE & COURT NEWS

Oyer, Crystal M. (Wauseon, Ohio). Ohio). Seat belt – driver. Fine: $30;
70/55 speed. Fine: $77; Costs: $80.
Fulton County GrandCosts: $43.
Rex, Lynn M. (Archbold, Ohio). Seat Wyse, Paul G. (Stryker, Ohio). 55/40
belt – driver. Fine: $30; Costs: $43. speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $88.

Roe, Ashley (Delta, Ohio). 66/55 Jury Issues IndictmentsYeary, Marvin R. (Liberty Center,
speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
Ohio). Seat belt – driver. Fine: $30;
Rosebrock, Brett M. (Pioneer, Ohio). Costs: $43.
80/70 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $88. Yoder, Mary F. (Lyons, Ohio). 67/55 On July 17, 2017, the Fulton Coun- Mariam Aguilar. Aka Mariam Aguilar-
ty Grand Jury considered indictments Garcia age 25, of Kewanee, IL„ 101155
Rychener, Eric C. (Wauseon, Ohio). speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $88. charging individuals with Fulton Coun- indicted one count of Aggravated Posses-
53/35 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $88. sion of Drugs, Oil or about July 1, 2017,
FULTON COUNTY CIVIL ty crimes, according to Fulton County he allegedly possessed a controlled sub-
Sherick, Marsha L. (Delta, Ohio). For: Molitierno, Thomas S. (Fayette, Prosecuting Attorney Scott A. Haselman. stance.
68/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80. Ohio). Against: Carnicom, Matthew
(Fayette, Ohio). $8956.03. William I. Soutuam, age 38, of Hull- Donna M. Rota, age 54,. of Archbold,
Stilwill, Dustin N. (Napoleon, Ohio). er, OH, was indicted on one count of OH, was indicted on one count of Tres-
Seat belt – driver. Fine: $30; Costs: $51. Breaking and Entering and one count pass in a Habitation When a Person is
of Failure to Comply With Order or Sig- Present or Likely to be Present and one
Strange, Kurstin L. (Napoleon, Ohio). FULTON COUNTY nal of Police Officer. On or about June court of Criminal Trespass. On or about
69/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $88. PROSECUTOR’S NEWS LETTER 18, 2017, he allegedly failed to stop his June 19, 2017 to July 3, 2017, she al-
A Toledo man was sentenced on July motor vehicle after receiving a visible or legedly trespassed In a habitation when
Strayer, Russell H. (Liberty Center, 18, 2017, in the Fulton County Com- audible signal from a police officer as he any person was present or likely to be
Ohio). 67/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: mon Pleas Court according to county was allegedly fleeing immediately after present.
$88. prosecutor Scott A. Haselman. allegedly committing a theft offense in
Clawzelle Wiggins, 28, of 215 East- an unoccupied structure in Wauseon. Joseph D. Savage, age 34, of Delta,
Sykes, Jermale R. (Napoleon, Ohio). ern Ave., previously pleaded guilty to OH, was Indicted on one count of Aggra-
80/55 speed. Fine: $102; Costs: $80. Possession of Cocaine. On October 26, Dylan Salamalay, age 21, of Hollis, vated Possession of Drugs. On or about
2016, he possessed Cocaine. NY, was indicted on ten counts of Forg- December 14 2016, he allegedly pos-
Torres, Juana C. (Delta, Ohio). Seat Judge Jeffrey L, Robinson sentenced ery, one count of Possessing Criminal sessed Fentanyl.
belt – driver. Fine: $30; Costs: $43. Mr. Wiggins to 1 year of community Tools, one count Tampering With Evi-
control and ordered him to pay prosecu- dence, and one count of Receiving Stolen Anderson R. Harris, age 38. of Gar-
Von Deylen, Jimmy L. Jr. (Napo- tion costs, not possess or consume al- Property. On or about June 25, 2017, he field Hts., OH was indicted on two counts
leon, Ohio). Seat belt – driver. Fine: $30; cohol or any illegal drugs, successfully allegedly possessed forged credit cards, of Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated
Costs: $51. complete drug treatment at Recovery allegedly possessed criminal tools, and On or about May 2.017, he allegedly op-
Services of Northwest Ohio, and serve 2 allegedly tampered with evidence in a erated a motor vehicle while under the
Wagner, Austin D. (Wauseon, Ohio). days in CCNO, within 30 days. police investigation. He also allegedly Influence of alcohol.
60/50 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80. Failure to comply could result in Mr. received WalMart gift cards knowing or
Wiggins spending 8 months in prison. having reasonable cause to believe that Thomas G. Fashbaugh, age 26, of
Waidelich, Melissa J. (Wauseon, they had been obtained by a theft of- Mobile AL, was indicted on two counts
Ohio). Failure to yield. Fine: $37; Costs: fense. of Felonious Assault. On or about July
$88. 7, 2017, he allegedly caused serious

Ward, Michael R. (Wauseon, Ohio).
Seat belt – driver. Fine: $30; Costs: $51.

Weishampel, Cole (Berkey, Ohio).
67/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.

Wueller, Aimee L. (Liberty Center,

Fulton County Sheriff Sa1f I. Ali, age 20, of South Ozone physical harm to another by means of a
Park, NY, was indicted on ten counts of deadly weapon.
Forgery, one count of Possessing Crimi-
nal Tools, and one count of Receiving Nicholas L. Hicks, age 20, of Wauseon,
OH, was indicted on one count of Bur-
Conducts Traffic Blitz Stolen Property. On or about June 25, glary. On or about September 23, 2015.
2017, he allegedly possessed forged He allegedly trespassed in an occupied
credit cards and allegedly possessed structure in Wauseon with purpose to
criminal tools. He also allegedly received commit a criminal offense.
Sheriff Roy E. Miller announces that Traffic Enforcement Blitzes are paid doe WalMart gift cards knowing or having James A. Morse, Jr., age 19, of
the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office con- from a grant that the Sheriff’s Office reasonable cause to believe that they Wauseon, OH, was indicted on one
ducted a Traffic Enforcement Blitz that received from the Ohio Department of had been obtained by a theft offense. count of Burglary. On or about Septem-
ran from July 12th thru July 16th. Public Safety. Asif Baksh, age 23, of South Ozone ber 23, 2016, he allegedly trespassed In
Deputies who worked this Blitz made 30 Sheriff Miller and his deputies are
traffic stops and issued 13 citations. The dedicated to protecting the citizens of Park, NY, was indicted on ten counts of an occupied structure in Wauseon with
citations were for 11 speed violations, Fulton County and the motorists who Forgery, one count of Possessing Crimi- purpose to commit a criminal offense,
driving under a revoked or suspended travel its highways. This grant allows nal Tools, and one count of Receiving
license, and a stop sign violation. An ar- extra patrol to enforce the traffic laws Stolen Property. On or about June 25, Jessie A. Rodriguez, age 23, of Fay-
rest was made for an outstanding war- that will increase the safety of motor- 2017, he allegedly possessed forged ette, OH, was indicted on one count of
rant and an arrest was made for felony ists on the roadway in the area that are credit cards and allegedly possessed theft, two counts of Forgery, and one
drug abuse (heroin). Deputies also is- prone to a higher number of serious and criminal tools. He also allegedly received count of Theft From A Person In Pro-
sued 19 warnings during the Blitz. The fatal crashes. WalMart gift cards knowing or having tected Class. On or about June 19, 2017
reasonable cause to believe that they to June 21, 2017, he allegedly stole and
INFORMATION PROVIDED had been obtained by a theft offense. forged two blank checks and allegedly
stole cash from an elderly person.
Eight Indicted By Williams County Grand Jury Rajiv Dudnath, age 19 of Richmond Aubrey Levesque, age 37 , of Bir-
Hills, NY, wad indicted on ten counts of mingham AL, was indicted on one count
Forgery, one count of Possessing Crimi- of Possession on Cocaine. On or about
A Williams County that Carder was driving that Herzog stole license nal tools, and one count of receiving sto- July 14, 2017, he allegedly possessed
grand jury convened on under the influence while plates off of vehicles in len property. On or about June 25, 2017, cocaine.
July 18 and issued indict- in possession of a loaded Ohio and Indiana during he allegedly possessed forged credit
ments against the follow- 9mm Glock handgun and the spree and that he dam- cards and allegedly possessed criminal Jack W. New, age 36 of Fayette, OH,
ing individuals: less than three grams of aged a metal stool and a tools. He also allegedly received WalMart was indicted on one account of Aggra-
methamphetamine on window at the Corrections gift cards knowing or having reasonable vated Arson. On or about July 15, 2017,
Don P. Allen, 46, of June 23. Center of Northwest Ohio cause to believe that they had been ob- he allegedly attempted, by means of fire
Montpelier, Ohio, was in- Shannon M. Creamer, in Stryker on February 3, tained by a theft offense. or explosion, to cause physical harm to
dicted on one count of 48, of Pedro, Ohio, was while he had been incar- an occupied structure.
operating a vehicle under indicted on one count of cerated there. Tommy L Fi1li age 26, of Toledo, 01
the influence of alcohol or non-support of depen- I, was indicted on one count of Grand It should be noted that an indictment
drugs, a fourth degree felo- dents, a fifth degree felony. Craig M.A. Mosler, of Theft of a Motor Vehicle, On or about is merely an accusation, and that all
ny and one count of driving Edgerton, Ohio, was in- criminal defendants are presumed inno-
under suspension, a first The charge alleges that dicted on count of failure June 30, 2017, she allegedly stole a mo- cent until and unless proven guilty.
degree misdemeanor. The Creamer failed to make to comply with an order tor vehicle.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

charges allege that Allen $12,824.04 in child sup- or signal of a police offi-
drove under the influence port payments between cer, a third degree felony,
on July 4, that he has pre- October 2015 and June and one count of driving
viously been convicted of 2017. under suspension, a first
West Unity Sells Old Villagethe past 20 years, and that of Montpelier, Ohio, was charges allege that Mosler
five or more OVI offenses in Timothy M. Heinze 46, degree misdemeanor. The

his license was suspended indicted on one count of was driving while his li-
due to a previous OVI con- aggravated possession of cense was suspended and
viction at the time of the drugs, a fifth degree felony. willfully eluded or fled an Office Building
occurrence. The charges allege that officer after receiving a sig-
Edmund D. Bumbaugh, Heinze possessed less than nal to bring the vehicle to a
51, of Bryan, Ohio, was grams of methamphet- stop on June 21.
indicted on one count of amine on March 21. Alisha M. Underwood, By: James Pruitt repaving of U.S. 20A.
operating a vehicle under THE VILLAGE REPORTER The council awarded the bid for the
the influence of drugs, a Jade W. Herzog, 41, cur- 25, of Montpelier, Ohio
fourth degree felony. The rently residing at the North was indicted on two counts The former village office building new waste water treatment plant to Kirk
charge alleges that Bum- Central Correctional Com- of endangering children, has been sold to a local buyer. Andrew Brothers Co. at $2,118,000. The village
baugh drove under the in- plex in Marion Ohio was one a third degree felony Heisey’s bid of $15,000 was accepted by had received a lower bid, but that com-
fluence on January 24 and indicted on an additional and the other a first degree the West Unity Village Council July 13. pany, Mosser Construction, later con-
has been convicted of five three counts in relation to misdemeanor. The charg- The council made its decision following tacted Fritsch and said it had left out
or more OVI offenses in the the crime spree that result- es allege that Underwood, an executive session. Later, council also $228,950 for plumbing from its bid.
past 20 years. ed in a car chase with the on two occasion on June 6, decided to move the siren from the for-
Williams County Sheriff’s created a substantial risk mer village hall and move it to the vil- The Main Street parking lot will be
Brian L. Carder, 49, of Department on New Year’s to the health or safety of a lage-owned property. The stop light will resealed after the lot soaked up so much
Bryan, Ohio, was indicted Eve. Herzog was sentenced 17 month old girl and that also be removed Administrator Joshua of the sealer. The contractor, Joe Blake,
on one count of improperly to more than 10 years in- one such incident resulted Fritsch received direction from council told Fritsch he would not be asking for
handling firearms in a mo- carceration in March for in serious physical harm to to keep the parking space arrangement more money.
tor vehicle, a fifth degree the original charges related the victim. the same downtown following ODOT’s
felony; one count of aggra- to the crime spree. He has James can be reached at
It should be noted that james@thevillagereporter.com

vated possession of drugs, now also been indicted on an indictment is only an Lyons Village Council July Meeting
a fifth degree felony; and two counts of theft, each a accusation and that all
operating a vehicle under fifth degree felony, and one defendants listed are pre-
the influence of alcohol or count of vandalism, also sumed innocent until and
drugs, a first degree misde- a fifth degree felony. The unless proven guilty in a
meanor. The charges allege additional charges allege court of law. The Lyons Village Council met July hydrant at the fire hall to see how many
10 and discussed the following items: gallons of bulk water is actually sold.
Patrol Releases Checkpoint Results Council talked about replacing the Discussion of the June water bills
aeration pump in the water tower. The were mailed on June 8, 2017 but resi-
pump is covered under the warranty dents didn’t receive until July 8, 2017.
but the Village will have to cover labor The village purchased LED street lights
Bryan - The Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Defiance Post operated an OVI check- costs to remove old pump and place at $344 each which will save 60% on
point in Williams County last night with the assistance of the Bryan Police Depart- new pump. the light bill. Discussion on the security
ment and the Williams County Sheriff’s office. camera that was up town for 3 weeks
The benefits of having a chlorine and that Sheriff Roy Miller is attempt-
A total of 617 vehicles traveled through the checkpoint and there were three analyzer and purchase one when funds ing to a get grant for permanent cam-
vehicles that were diverted for further investigation of impaired driving. One im- are available. The denial of Lagoon Ir- eras. Discussion on traffic accidents at
paired driving arrest was made out of the three diverted vehicles rigation Pilot Project Grant because Vil- SR109 and US20 and what can be done
lage doesn’t have matching funds. Dis- to prevent future accidents.
There was one arrest made for impaired driving by the saturation patrol in the cussion on putting a water meter on the
area of the checkpoint.

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Our Local Williams and Fulton County
Fire Fighters & First Responders

Thank you for all that you do for our community!

Springfield Township Fire Department Swanton FD No Longer Your
Has No Problem Keeping Roster Filled Father’s Fire Department

PHOTO BY JIM PRUITT PHOTO BY BILL O’ CONNELL
THE SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT ... has kept its membership MAN IN CHARGE ... Swanton Fire Chief Mike Wolever tackling challenges at his
intact and even has a waiting list. desk.

By: James Pruitt Members also attend schools at Bowl- By: Bill O’ Connell sort of guides the firefighter on a day-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER ing Green State University, Angola, and THE VILLAGE REPORTER to-day basis. It’s hard to work with-
Reading, Mich. Some go to Dayton for out rules,” said the Chief. He hired a
A blend of younger and veteran fire- extraction classes. American volunteer firemen were company to formulate a basic policy for
fighters has the Springfield Township the foundation for fire departments all the SFD then he customized it to fit the
Stryker Fire Department on solid footing The fleet includes a 1984 pumper, a across this country and established specific needs and available resources
for some time. rescue unit, two 3,600-gallon tankers a long and proud tradition of service for the Village. He added 20 policies
and a grass rig. The department received to their communities. As populations to the book and developed Standard
Led by Chief Tad Schindeldecker, some grants in 2017 to pay for new air increased, firefighting became a full- Operating Procedures (SOPs) to be fol-
the 29-member unit averages about 60 tanks, boots and tools. time job in the larger communities. In lowed when responding to call, wheth-
runs a year, assists the EMS units and Small Town America, however, volun- er it be a fire, an automobile accident
through mutual aid agreements runs All the department’s EMTs are fire- teers were still the backbone of their or a medical situation. “The incident
through Williams County, Fulton Coun- fighters. The members are considered firefighting units. But in recent years management system need some work
ty, Defiance County, and Henry County. paid on call. that has dramatically changed. out here,” he said in summarizing.
The chief is a 25-year veteran with the “You have to have a game plan.” Mike
last three in the top spot. The EMS unit has been aided by four While there are still some volunteer also pointed out that not only does fol-
members taking classes to help fill gaps firemen in smaller towns, the firefight- lowing procedures get the job done it
The department has two assistant and keep the unit in Stryker, the chief ing industry has evolved to a point also works to keep the firefighter from
chiefs, Mick Blevins, a 30-year veteran said. Williams County EMS Director Jim where volunteers are now the excep- harm.
and Bob Sperling, a 27-year veteran. Hicks had high praise for the work of the tion rather than the rule. Today’s ed-
Two other members have been promot- Stryker unit to fill in when demand is ucational and training requirements Another change coming is in the
ed to lieutenant: Caleb Waidelich and high and until he could add a third am- to achieve and maintain certification area of promotions which will be based
Adam Froelich. bulance to the central station. have become so demanding and time on factors such as education, experi-
consuming that firefighting is mostly ence and knowledge-based test re-
“We are a pretty tight group; we do “They do good work,” Schindeldecker a career choice rather than a noble sults. Personal relationships will not
a lot of training,” Schindeldecker said. said. way for someone to “give back” to their be considered. Mike believes validat-
“We are trying to keep up with standards community. ing promotions is another step towards
that are the toughest part anymore.” The department has several outreach professionalizing the department.
events including a Halloween contest, For example, there was a time when
The presence of several younger Feather Parts (Bingo) to raise money for completion of a 36-hour course was all One problem that is not unique to
members is a rarity among the rural fire Christmas and Kids. The department is that was required to join a fire depart- Swanton is the inability to pay an ac-
departments of the area. The chief said willing to host benefits for local causes, ment. From there all knowledge came ceptable wage that will keep trained
he has had no problem with recruiting. hold gun raffles. from OJT, On the Job Training. Today and experienced employees from leav-
the course is 160 hours to be an entry ing, resulting in a high turnover rate.
“We’ve been pretty fortunate,” Schin- The department will hold a fund- level fireman and continuing education “I’ve got people here that don’t make
deldecker said. “We have a four or five- raiser at the 2017 Stryker Summerfest is required annually to maintain certi- as much money as a new employee at
people waiting list.” for a new thermal imaging unit. The de- fication and to receive pay increases. McDonalds,” lamented the Chief. “One
partment is still raising money for a new of my personal challenges is to get that
The department has one new recruit Jaws of Life unit as well. Over the years, the Swanton Fire De- fixed.” He believes going forward with
ready to take his first firefighter class. partment (SFD) kept up with the times a proposed fire district in the area will
The barbecue will run from 4 p.m. to a degree, however, there was still allow funds to be used for salaries
The department sends its applicants until the food runs out Saturday, Aug. some strong remnants of the old guard instead of purchasing “redundant”
through the fire school in Bryan where 27 in Stryker. The festival will include a that caused some negative effects on equipment.
everyone can get certified, Schindeldeck- car show, kids activities, parade, corn- the department and its reputation as
er said. hole tournament, and a chili cook-off, a whole. Approximately fifteen months Coming from a completely different
music. ago, Village officials addressed the sit- environment, Mike has also had chal-
As for training, Springfield Township uation, starting with the hiring of re- lenges in dealing with the difference in
firefighters easily surpass the state min- James Pruitt can be reached at tired Toledo Fire Chief Mike Wolever as cultures. Getting the firefighters’ buy-
imums. The state minimum is 56 hours publisher@thevillagereporter.com a Fire Consultant with a one-year con- in for his changes in practices, pro-
over three years; the local members are tract. Mike was a 33-year veteran of cedures and methodology was not an
required to do 25 hours per year. the Toledo Fire Department who rose easy task but has become much easier
up through the ranks, holding virtu- as the new way of doing things has
Thank You ally every job in the department before yielded significant improvements.
serving for four years as its Chief.
Determined to become a world class More improvements are in the works
supplier with first-rate Associates “The mayor (Ann Roth) asked me to and, about two months ago, the Swan-
put a more professional face on the de- ton Village Council extended Chief Wo-
Kumi North America Group partment and I was more than happy lever’s contract for another year. Cur-
to do that,” he said. “People out here rently, the SFD employs six full-time
West Unity, Ohio are very good. They just lacked some and twelve part-time firefighters which
knowledgeable leadership.” In addition allows it to man the station with four
to the considerable knowledge gained people around the clock every day of
from years of experience and continu- the year. The Chief would like to see
ing education. Chief Wolever, not being an increase in manpower to ensure the
from the community, brought a much- quickest possible response times for
needed objectivity to his charged as- the residents of Swanton. His work is
signment. This perspective allowed not yet finished.
him to quickly spot deficiencies and
work to correct to correct them. Bill may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com
“One of the things is that they did
not have was a solid policy book that

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Wauseon Fire Serves Recruiting New Members
Central Fulton County A Top Priority In Fayette

PHOTO BY NATE CALVIN
FORMER SCHOOL BUILDING … The present location of the Wauseon Fire Depart- PHOTO BY TIM KAYS
ment was formerly a school building. The bays where vehicles are kept was added
FAYETTE FIREFIGHTERS … Fayette is experiencing lowest numbers in years.

in 1994. EMT”, he stated. “If you do both that’s a

the city. “The hospitals were waiting on By: Nate Calvin lot of hours. They give you three years

By: Nate Calvin THE VILLAGE REPORTER to do it but with families now having
both parents working and kid’s sports,
THE VILLAGE REPORTER ambulance services out of Toledo so I Bob Stillion is in his sixth year has it makes it very difficult”, he added.
The Wauseon Fire Department not thought this was a good way to generate the chief of the Gorham Fayette Fire
only provides services to the city of some income for the city. Most of these Department. The department currently Stillion mentioned that recruiting
Wauseon but they also serve all of or are doctor to doctor transfers between has 27 members which is the lowest it’s new members is normally the number
portions of Clinton, Dover, York, and hospitals so we may do 1 or 2 a day but been in quite some time according to one topic of any fire chief conference or
Pike Townships. In total, the depart- are done with them by 10 o’clock or so”. Stillion. In 2016, they responded to 288 seminar he attends. At one time, Fay-
ment is responsible for 96 square miles “The patients are billed directly and most EMS runs and 65 fire calls which is on ette did have an explorer program but
including about an eight mile stretch of of them have insurance or Medicare that average with their normal call volume when the last group aged out there
the Ohio Turnpike. Rick Sluder is the covers this sort of thing”, added Sluder. of about 350 per year. The department wasn’t enough interest to continue the
chief of the Wauseon Fire Department, “The money from this service helps us consists of 17 EMTs and 3 paramedics program. The chief said for anyone in-
this being his 28th year with Wauseon. fund proper staffing at the station”. which allows them to run two rescue terested in becoming a volunteer they
Sluder took over as the chief in July of squads from their location with each be- should go to the National Volunteer Fire
2013 after serving as the Delta Chief of An event the department has taken ing equipped with a paramedic. As far Council website or visit the Fayette site
Police from 2010-2013. over in recent years is the annual 4th as the downward trend in the number of at www.gorhamfayettefire.com or follow
When Sluder joined the fire depart- of July fireworks at Biddle Park. In members the chief believes it has a lot Gorham Fayette Fire Department on
ment it was strictly a volunteer depart- 2008, the city stopped funding the fire- to do with the increases in the training facebook.
ment but that has changed over time works for budget reasons. “The city re- requirements by the state of Ohio. “Cur-
due to an increased area to cover which ally seemed kind of dead over the 4th of rently you are required to do 55 hours Nate Calvin may be reached at
has resulted in a larger call volume. July when that happened. We just felt it of training to stay active as a firefighter publisher@thevillagereporter.com
Currently they have about 11 full time was something the city really needed”, 1 and 80 hours to remain certified as an
firefighters/EMTs with always 3 or 4 commented Sluder. So, over the next
at the station 24 hours a day, 7 days few years the department held several PHOTO BY NATE CALVIN
a week. The department also employs fundraisers to bring it back. Members
of the department also became certified READY TO ROLL … One of the seven fire vehicles used by the Alvordton Fire
Alvordton Fire Department1-2 part-time and has 12 volunteers. in handling and detonating fireworks to Department to cover an estimated 23 square miles.
help keep the expenses down. For the
Chief Sluder said the number of volun- show, the firefighters are actually em- By: Nate Calvin county EMS arrives. In situations where
ployees of a third party company called THE VILLAGE REPORTER the county didn’t have an ambulance
Thrives On Volunteersteers has dwindled over the years. “The Legendary Entertainment for insur- available, Fulton County would then
ance purposes. Finally, in 2012 the 4th The true definition of being a volun- respond with their nearest unit. The 27
training requirements for being a vol- of July fireworks returned to Wauseon teer can be found tucked away in the members, which consist of six first re-
unteer has increased and also, I think with games and events going all night at northeast corner of Williams County. sponders, four EMTs and one paramed-
the family dynamic has changed. People Biddle Park. The city budget now allows The Alvordton Fire Department located ic, handle on average about 60-80 calls
have so many things going on and the them to purchase the materials for the in Millcreek Township is under the di- per year with about two-thirds of them
fire department has been kind of put on show with the fundraising money gener- rection of Tony Carpenter, who has been being EMS runs.
the back burner in regards to serving”, ated being used to purchase the equip- a member for 34 years with the last 23
he said. “When you’re a volunteer you ment needed to set off the fireworks. years being the chief. Carpenter, who Members are spread out over the
could get called at anytime and be gone lives in Alvordton, combines his day job area which can affect response time but
for the entire day when you’re in the One item Chief Sluder would like to with that of being a volunteer firefight- the department is part of an automatic
middle of something with the family and see addressed in the near future is the er. That is the case with most of the 27 mutual aid system which has been very
people just aren’t as willing to do that”, need for a new fire hall. “There are de- members of the department in this small beneficial. Carpenter used the example
he added. partments in smaller communities that farming community. The members are of a structure fire in explaining how it
have better facilities than us. I would paid $1 a year by the township which works. In that case, departments from
He said the department has changed like to see us breaking ground on some- allows them to be covered by workman’s Fayette, Montpelier, West Unity, Pioneer,
their training schedule to help with con- thing new around the time the new city compensation in case of an accident. and Waldron, MI would automatically be
flicts for the volunteers. Instead of the pool is paid for”, he added. The current “That’s how we survive”, said Carpenter. dispatched to the scene. “It really helps
traditional one night a week, Wauseon location is a former school building from “We have a tax levy, hold a reverse raffle out, I have enough guys that live close
now trains their fulltime employees ev- the 1940s which was damaged in an ex- in March, and a couple chicken barbe- by to get the primary equipment out but
eryday on shift. That training is then plosion. The building remained empty cues, that’s our funding. If we had to until the other guys can get here it’s nice
made available 3 or 4 times thru the for a few years following that, with the pay $15,000 salaries we’d never survive. to know we have help right away”, com-
week enabling everyone to make it to a damaged part of the building being de- We’re very fortunate to have the volun- mented Carpenter.
training session with each week being molished. “If that sort of thing happened teers that we’ve got”, he added.
a different topic. A couple times a year today, the entire building would’ve been Carpenter stated the biggest chal-
the department also gets together with demolished”, said Sluder. In 1962-63, The department has two engines, lenge facing a department of their size
neighboring fire departments for mutual the department moved from their loca- one tanker, one heavy rescue, a brush is getting and keeping volunteers, es-
aid training. This is an opportunity for tion at the corner of Depot and Clinton truck, a Tahoe, and the county air truck. pecially younger generation volunteers.
departments that may call on each oth- into their current building. In 1994, the The air truck is a used ambulance that When asked he couldn’t begin to guess
er for help to practice working together bays where vehicles are now kept was was donated to the department and has how many hours he spends at the sta-
in situations. added. been modified to have the capabilities tion on top of his 60 hour a week job.
to fill air tanks on site. Carpenter said “The wives and kids of volunteer fire-
The department uses about 12 piec- Overall the chief is pleased with the it is used all over the county and sur- fighters deserve a lot of credit. When we
es of equipment to handle an estimated continuous growth of the department rounding counties. The Tahoe is used by have a high volume of calls we are al-
1800 calls per year. The chief estimated saying that this a job that never slows EMTs, first responders, and paramedics ways at the station taking care of things.
about 80% of those are EMS runs. Chief down. “This isn’t a job you get into to try to respond to EMS runs. Since no am- They deserve all the credit for allowing
said at the moment there are no plans and cruise to retirement. Things are al- bulance runs out of the department the us to do this”, he added.
for any big purchases regarding fire ve- ways changing and you have to go 100%
hicles, stating the biggest priority right all the time. If you don’t, it’s an injus-
now is replacing fire hose, with some of tice to yourself and the community”, he
it being anywhere from 30-40 years old. added. He also stated the support the
A new service that was implemented by department receives from the commu-
Chief Sluder is an ambulance trans- nity is invaluable.
port service using on call EMTs. With
emergency rooms over run with patients Nate Calvin may be reached at
needing transferred to another hospi- publisher@thevillagereporter.com
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Montpelier Chief Excited About Pioneer Fire Department Prepares For
New Firefighter Class With Northwest State
Adding New Recruits

achieve the requirements,
Fritsch said.
New recruits have been
scarce lately.
That has created a gap
in experience for the de-
partment. There is a se-
rious drop in experience
between the veterans and
new members, Fritsch
said. That can also impact
staffing needs.
“We need about five to
eight guys during the day
for fires,” Fritsch said.
“But with mutual aid, that
PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF resolves manpower is- PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF
MONTPELIER FIRE DEPARTMENT ... Fritsch stands next sues.” THE PIONEER FIRE DEPARTMENT ... continuing to meet the needs of its coverage area,
to one of the engines at the Montpelier Fire House. but the fire chief said he could use some new members.
If anyone is interested
By: James Pruitt he was not seeing the they can check the bro-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER 18- to 23-year-olds com- chures at Village Hall,
ing out of high school Fritch said. If they get
Three new members and into the department. beyond just showing up By: James Pruitt
have been added to the There is a certain percent- for a shirt, the village will THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Montpelier Fire Depart- age of graduates who are pay for the turnout gear.
ment in 2017 and Chief not going to college, but The members pay for the A decline in volunteerism has hit the
Dail E. Fritsch is looking they are not volunteering, lights and sirens on their Pioneer Township.
for more. the chief said. vehicles.
The department has The department has 29 members
not had any new members The point of the depart- The department hosts on the roster, but Chief Danny Fackler
in the past three or four ment is to have people to an Open House in Octo- could always use a few more people. The
years, Fritsch said. go on runs, Fritsch said. ber for Fire Safety Week department has been able to handle the
“I am kind of excited to promote participation. calls, which like most departments is
about that,” the chief said Fritsch has seen a lot The department would dominated by EMS.
of the new members. in his 44 years in firefight- like to talk with older stu-
The new recruits will ing – the last 27 as chief. dents, but the school has Pioneer is still blessed with a commit-
attend fire academy after The state’s ever increasing been reluctant, he said. ted group, Fackler says.
Labor Day, Fritsch said. demands for training to
The new members attain or retain certifica- The fleet includes a “It’s been a good year,” Fackler said. BY THE NUMBERS ... A sign in front of the
means there a total of 29 tion is becoming another heavy rescue vehicle; “There has been no major changes.” fire station shows call numbers for 2017.
the rolls for the Montpe- stumbling block to poten- a 75-foot aerial ladder;
lier Fire Department (in- tial recruits. a 2,000-gallon tanker; The department has picked up three The challenge is to find the time to take
cluding the chief), that a 2,000-gallon pumper new medical first responders to help fill classes, Fackler said.
represents a loss of five “The state never re- tanker; a 1,000-gallon the gaps for that unit. So far this year,
overall since 2010, Fritsch quired minimum training, pumper and two pick-ups. the department has had 98 calls for the The cost of a new firefighter is $550.
said. Getting new mem- now it requires 56 hours The department is trained first responders. The fire department The department funds five sets of turn-
bers is becoming a bit of every three years,” Frit- in CPR and AED. has responded to 66 calls, the chief said. out gear every year at $2,000 a set. That
a challenge as recent high sch said. “We train every puts pressure on a department with an-
school graduates are not Thursday for two hours, “We are trying to buy But recruitment has hit a snag, Fack- nual budget of $70,000 to $80,000.
much into volunteering so it is not a problem for new truck to replace ler said. He has received only two appli-
their time, he said. us.” 30-year-old pumper (it cations this year from prospective mem- Two-thirds of the budget goes toward
“Volunteerism is cost $100,000 new),” Frit- bers and that was two months ago. paying the volunteers for their runs.
down,” Fritsch said. “But For the newcomers, sch said. “We are working They are paid $11 an hour and get a
to see some new people initial certification used with (the Village) Council “I have not received an answer from check twice a year.
come in, that’s a good to require 36 hours, now on how to pay for a new them,” Fackler said. “Normally we get six
thing.” it is around 120 or more, truck.” to eight applications a year.” The department’s fleet includes a
In 2016, Fritsch said he said. 2015 Sutphen pumper and an American
Montpelier pays for The department has been around for LaFrance rescue vehicle (includes the
To help, the depart- gear, FF pay for lights and a long time, with records going back into Jaws of Life), a 2,200-gallon Lexington
ment trains on Saturday sirens. the 1930s. Fackler has been involved tanker, a 2005 Ford 4WD grass rig and
and Sunday, so it can since 1997. EMT first responder truck.
take a couple of months to James Pruitt can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com The department spends a lot of its The medical first responders average
time training with regular sessions on 140 runs per year, while the fire depart-
Brady Township Adds New Truck To Fleet the first and third Monday of the month, ment has about 80 fire-related runs.
Fackler said. There is a group that also
PHOTO AND INFORMATION PROVIDED. trains every Sunday. In addition to Pioneer, the depart-
BRADY TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT ... The Brady Township Fire Department is ment has contracts with Amboy and
pleased to announce the arrival of a new fire truck. The 2017 Freightliner chassis has The department will host a new fire- Bridgewater townships, Fackler said.
an E-One pumper, an all stainless steel body, and was built to the specifications pro- fighter 1 course beginning Aug. 29,
vided by the fire department. The fire department is looking forward to the truck being 2017, and running through mid-Novem- As for outreach, the department has
the frontline responding fire engine in just a few weeks. ber, Fackler said. It’s been two years in a merit badge program and saw 250-300
the making, he said. kids this year. The station has been do-
ing this for 18 years, Fackler said. A
The class will have seven people from new programs starts Sept. 24.
Pioneer and two from Aldvordton. The
participants will also work with the Bry- Firefighters go to the school to teach
an Fire Department and its burn build- fire prevention grades K-3. They do the
ing, Fackler said. same for area Cub, Boy and Girl scouts.

While he has the staff, the depart- “We have an open house for the vil-
ment still faces the challenge of meeting lage to see the station,” Fackler said.
the state’s training requirements, Fack-
ler said. There is also a young firefighter pro-
gram for youth ages 16 and up. There
“The state’s standards are hurting usually about three to four at a time and
the volunteer side,” Fackler said. “I un- they come to the station and learn about
derstand the mandates are needed, but the operation and help clean up after
the state needs to pass some money runs.
down also.”
The department has a good relation-
“It’s tough to remain on the state’s ship with the town council, Fackler said.
standards,” Fackler said “Everybody
struggles. There are a lot of regulations James Pruitt can be reached at
and we get no money for classes, al- publisher@thevillagereporter.com
though a part is village-funded.”

A firefighter has to train 56 hours
every three years to retain certification.

By: James Pruitt

THE VILLAGE REPORTER

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So far, it’s been an average year, as far as runs go, Ran-
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The department had one structure fire at the first of
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“We have a good group of guys,” Borton said. “We could
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Thank you for all that you do for our community!

Florence Township Fire Department Bryan Fire Department Stands
Looks Forward To New Home Guard Over Bryan, South Central
Part Of Williams County

PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT

NEW BUILDING … This is an artist’s drawing of what the new fire station in Edon will
look like. The new station will be on Michigan Street and will house the entire fleet plus
a community room.

By: James Pruitt using the Williams County Engineer. The NEW EQUIPMENT... This grass rig PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT
THE VILLAGE REPORTER township/firefighters followed state guide- Department. is the newest addition to the Bryan Fire
lines with design.
After rallying from a fire that destroyed By: James Pruitt staff. Of the 454 requests dards.
its fleet and nearly the station, Florence The Fire Department had $500,000 left THE VILLAGE REPORTER for service in 2016, 49 of “They put their hours
Township’s fire department is looking for- of its settlement from the insurance compa- these calls were classified
ward to moving into new home. ny and that leaves $800,000 to be covered Bryan firefighting dates as fires, which represents in,” Siders said.
by the levy. The 10-year millage will cost an back to 1857. From those just over 10 percent of the The department has
Voters approved a millage to pay for a owner of a $100,000 home $80.50 a year early days to the present, total activity for the de-
new fire station in the May 2017 special in new property taxes, Florence Township the department has been partment. an outreach program for
election. Getting the paperwork signed and Trustee Bert Brown said. committed to saving lives younger elementary school
the plans approved took some time and af- and property for residents. The department covers students (K-4) called Fire-
ter waiting for the ground to dry out, crews “We took a lump sum with the insur- several districts including fighter Phil which runs ev-
have been getting the pad ready for the ance, Brown said. “It was the only way to The department is led the city of Bryan, Pulaski ery fall.
foundation. Work has also been done on come to a number. They wrote a check and today by Chief Bruce Sid- Township, Jefferson Town-
the parking area, Chief Jay Klinger said. we’re done.” ers, who has held the posi- ship and Center Township. The department opens
tion for 11 years. up for tours from pre-
The insurance settlement has equipped The new building should be delivered by The department spends schools and personnel go
the department with a new fleet including September and be able to house the fire de- He describes it as a most of its time reach- out to the schools as well.
Engine 41, Tanker 43, Engine 47, Truck partment by March. small department with ing out to the public in The students get to see the
45, Rescue 46 (donated) and Rescue 49. seven career staff and 17 practicing fire prevention, gear worn by firefighters
Grants have helped with getting new self- Many organizations like to call them- paid on-call. There is one handing out smoke detec- and learn all about “Stop,
contained breathing apparatus for the selves a family, but in Edon it’s a reality. chaplain. The members re- tors or batteries. Drop and Roll.”
members. The department has many second and spond to 400 calls a year,
third generation members working togeth- Siders said. “If we can prevent one But it’s not just the
The department continues to search er, Luce said. fire by getting the word out kids, the department goes
for grants to help pay down the cost of the In 2016, the depart- (we’ve done our job),” Sid- after. The fire prevention
building. The unit features several first respond- ment responded to 454 ers said. message is taken to groups
ers who assist EMS and who are also certi- calls, a 3 percent increase such as The Red Hat Soci-
When the millage vote was learned, fied as firefighters. over 2015. Summertime threats ety and the Lions Club.
Klinger was ecstatic. include cooking fires from
The department averages 50 runs a BFD provide its services grilling. “We push the message
“First of all I would like to thank every- year. 24 hours a day, 365 days a and keep people safe,” Sid-
one who came out and voted today. The levy year through its combina- The department is ers said.
passed 251-142! I know a lot of time and Funding comes partly through a 0.5-mil tion Fire Department. The housed with the Bryan Po-
work has went into this decision to build levy that raises $29,000 annually. The rest Department currently em- lice Department, in only its For more information,
a new station off site but trust me it is the comes through several fundraisers that ploys a career staff of fire third building since its in- people can call Sider at
best decision for the next 50-plus years. generate as much or more money as the chief, assistant fire chief, ception. The department is 419-633-6080 7 a.m. to 4
Your trustees have tirelessly researched ev- levy, the chief said. captain, and four firefight- rated ISO Class 3 (with 10 p.m. Monday through Fri-
ery possible option and scenario and they ers. The department has being no fire department day. If the call comes from
should be commended. We will continue to “Our biggest is the truck pulls at Edon about 15 paid-on-call fire- and 1 the highest rating someone not in the dis-
pursue grant opportunities to hopefully re- Days,” Klingler said. fighters (Siders would like possible). trict, they will be pointed
duce the millage and amount of taxes you a few more) and the volun- to the correct fire depart-
will pay. Once again- Thank You from the The funds raised by the levy go for man- teer chaplain for 23 mem- The department holds ment.
Florence Township Fire Department!” dated items. The money the department bers. This combination weekly training sessions to
raises goes for special equipment. response is accomplished keep its personnel’s skills James Pruitt can be reached at
Jay Klingler has been chief for 19 years. by staffing the station with up and to retain staff certi- publisher@thevillagereporter.com
Overall, he is a 24-year veteran. He is as- Donations helped pay for the water res- the career staff during the fication to meet state stan-
sisted by Lt. Allyn Luce, a 19-year veteran cue unit, Luce said. The township and the hours of 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
firefighter. department also worked together to pur- Monday through Friday,
chase a truck for brush fires, he said. except city holidays.
There 34 members on the roster of the
all-volunteer unit. They are true volunteers “They paid for the chassis through the Response from the
in they receive no pay for their time. state and we built the back,” Luce said. paid-on-call staff is on
an as-needed basis dur-
“We know that to get paid it would cost The department goes out to the schools, ing these hours. During
our neighbors,” Luce said. 4-H groups, homeschoolers and senior citi- nights, weekends, and
zens’ groups to promote fire prevention. holidays, the fire depart-
The department covers 46 square miles ment uses a response from
including the villages of Blakeslee and Edon The oft-maligned state standards are the paid-on-call staff, and
as well as Florence Township. Through an obstacle to retaining personnel, Klingler overtime from the career
mutual aid agreements, the department said. The time demands are tough when
has responded to calls in Steuben County, there’s family obligations and work to at-
Ind., DeKalb County, Ind., Camden, Mich., tend. To help meet the requirements, the
and all of Williams County. department hosts training sessions a cou-
ple of times a month, he said.
The department still calls the old sta-
tion home, although the old bays, lockers “I tell the firemen family comes first,”
and storage areas were lost in the fire. Five Klingler said.
trucks were lost in the blaze.
As for the future, the department and
Now thanks to insurance, the fleet is township are looking at several sites to
complete. Along with the new vehicles there build a new station. The insurance check
is a new sense of camaraderie in the ranks didn’t cover the whole cost, so some fund-
and rejuvenated interest by the community raising is in store.
at large, he said.
“We are about back on our feet,” Luce
“It brought the guys closer together,” said. “We are waiting for SCBA (self-con-
Klingler said. tained breathing apparatus) and a FEMA
grant.”
The new building will occupy 13,175
square feet, which is larger than the exist- The department has been a part of life in
ing fire station before the blaze. The new Edon and the township since 1885 and the
building has an estimated cost of $1.3 mil- chief wants the new building to be around
lion. for several decades.

The designs and layout were developed “I am thinking it will be here for the next
100 years,” Klingler said.

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New Chief Leading Edgerton Protects Southwest

Archbold Fire Department Williams County From Fire &
Offers Life-Saving Services

PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT By: James Pruitt The fire department works in a great
NEW CHIEF... Dave Davis is leading the Archbold Fire Department. The 25-year veteran THE VILLAGE REPORTER supportive environment, he said.
took over from Andy Broadbeck in February 2017.
The Edgerton Fire Department is “We are blessed to have great sup-
By: James Pruitt assistant chief who doubles as a fire chugging along with its long-time chief port from our community,” Schlie said.
THE VILLAGE REPORTER inspector/paramedic. The department back in charge. “We continually look at the needs of our
runs a 24/7 paramedic unit with ad- community and make sure we train and
The German Township-Archbold Fire vanced life support. There are 32 volun- Scott Blue is the chief. acquire the types of equipment that will
Department has a new chief. teers. The Edgerton Fire Department is an help us respond to the needs of the com-
ISO Class 5 rated department protecting munity.”
The department is led now by Dave As with all units in Fulton County, the Village of Edgerton, St Joseph Town-
Davis, who took over from longtime chief EMS provides the trucks and supplies, ship, the north half of Milford Township The department recently saw a need
Andy Broadbeck earlier this year. He while Archbold provides the manpower. and west third of Center Township, total- to have water rescue equipment and
oversees a two-station department that ing 90 square miles. training, so the focus this year has been
is carrying on the legacy when the unit While the staffing seems like plenty, The department has Blue as its full- to add some key pieces of equipment and
used a hand-powered pumper (1915) be- during the summer it is never enough. time fire chief and is allowed up to 35 train with them should the need arise.
fore getting its first motorized engine in It becomes an issue as people take vaca- volunteers. It operate six trucks out of Sclie said.
1923, tions and have other commitments with two stations, allowing the agency to have
sports and school. protection either side of the busy Norfolk The department also added a third
Today’s unit is a thoroughly modern and Southern Railroad main line. thermal imaging camera. The unit was
operation. “It can be a challenge at times,” Da- “We have a strong relationship with paid for by the Edgerton Firefighters As-
vis. “We are fortunate to get the staffing all surrounding departments through sociation, and with the help of the Ladies
Davis is a 25-year veteran of the de- we need.” automatic aid on all structure fires and Auxiliary and the support from a memo-
partment, with his most recent full-time mutual aid for any other needs beyond rial left to the Fire Department from the
position as maintenance supervisor for The department is always looking for our capabilities,” Blue stated on the vil- passing of a retired member.
15 years for Archbold Schools. new members. Currently, there are five lage’s website.
who are considered probationary offi- In 2016, the department had 27 mem- The department continuously trains
Davis is married with four kids and cers. These individuals have up to two bers. on various life-saving and fire preven-
two grandchildren. years to get their certification, Davis The fleet includes three engines, two tion techniques. During Fire Prevention
said. front-line engines and one reserve en- Week many programs are held for the
The promotion was something he de- gine, a tanker, an equipment truck and children and the public. But fire safety
sired. “We require them to be an EMT basic a rescue truck. is year-round, so anytime it is requested
and a Firefighter 1,” the chief said. “We are always looking for dedicated firefighters conduct station tours, indus-
“This has been a big part of my life for volunteers, applications can be picked try or business fire extinguisher training,
the past 25 years,” Davis said. The members have the benefit of up in the village offices during normal business walk-through inspections and
classes being run at Four County Career business hours,” Assistant Chief Chad residential walk-throughs on request.
The transition was smooth, thanks to Center, Davis said. The only people who Schlie said.
a three-month period when he worked probably wouldn’t be a good fit are those James Pruitt can be reached at
alongside Broadbeck. with jobs that won’t give them time off publisher@thevillagereporter.com
for classes, training and runs. But with
“It is somewhat of a learning curve the two-year window, most applicants Delta Fire Chief Scott Smith Calls
because before – because I was volun- have plenty to time to get the work in, On Experience To Lead Department
teer – I would show up, go on the call, he said.
get done with the call, go home,” Davis PHOTO BY NATE CALVIN
said. “You didn’t worry about a lot of All full-time personnel are certified as
the administrative things. So now when EMT and firefighters. The majority are at PRIDE SHOWS … Fire Chief Scott Smith, center, and the members of the Delta Fire
you’re in the position where you have to level 2. The department is certified for Department take pride in the efficiency of their department.
make all the decisions, it gives a lot more HAZMAT.
that you have to think about than you By Nate Calvin facility.
might have before.” The department has two stations, THE VILLAGE REPORTER The department members meet every
one north of the railroad tracks and the
Davis believes he has been able to other south of the tracks in downtown Delta Fire Chief Scott Smith has al- Monday night with some of those nights
meet the demands of his new job. Archbold. Each has comparable equip- ways had a desire to run his own de- involving training exercises while one
ment. partment. After nearly 26 years with the Monday a month is for meetings. Also
“The bottom line is you have to keep Sylvania Fire Department and about 30 during the summer months, the depart-
everyone safe,” Davis said. “We have had The department has three engines, years of total fire experience, when the ment will gather on Saturday’s for more
some fires since I have been on that have two rescue trucks, hydraulic tools and Delta position became available in 2015 training. The department stays active in
went well.” a 95-foot ladder truck. There is a 3,500- he felt it was a job he wanted. Smith was the community as well providing station
foot 5-inch hose and a 2,000-foot, 5-inch appointed to the top position of the Del- tours to school groups and other organi-
Every call is a new experience and hose. The county delivered a new ALS ta Fire Department in November of that zations who would like to check out the
when you are the one that has to make unit this year, Davis said. year. facilities. Also, part of their community
all the decisions, you have to come up interaction in a Safety Fun Day at the
with a way to handle them, Davis said. There is a 2,400-gallon tanker and The department is responsible for park in Delta. In this event, the fire de-
The job gives him the opportunity to two brush fire rigs. The department also covering 72 square miles which includes partment along with the Delta Police De-
build his own experience as he goes. has a boat for water rescues. the village of Delta and four townships. partment provide activities and events
They also cover an eight mile stretch of for the kids to learn about fire safety
“I have to say I am more comfortable The newest tool is having firefighters the Ohio Turnpike. They also provide along with other general safety items.
in the job now than I was back in Febru- SCBA masks equipped with Bluetooth ALS (Advanced Life Support) coverage
ary,” Davis said. technology. to the villages of Lyons and Metamora Since taking over in 2015, Chief
in northern Fulton County. The de- Smith has not felt the need to make
He says this because of the types of The department trains like everyone partment has nine pieces of equipment drastic changes to the daily operations.
calls he has had, and then reviewing the else does. To achieve Firefighter 1 certi- that include three engines, one tanker, “We run a very efficient department
pluses and minuses and learning from fication, a member needs 120 hours of one brush truck and two ambulances. which is something we are very proud
the mistakes he has made. With no sec- training. To recertify, they need another Delta is equipped with a water rescue of”, said Smith. “I’ve made a few changes
ond thoughts about taking the job, Da- 56 hours over three years. team that not only serves Delta but the as far as updating policies and increas-
vis hopes this is the final stop in work surrounding communities when called ing our staffing but that’s been about
career. He turns 55 later this year. James Pruitt can be reached at upon for mutual aid. In 2016, the de- it”, he added. Smith noted the great re-
publisher@thevillagereporter.com partment handled a total of around 800 lationship among the departments in
Archbold has six full-time officers calls which broke down to about 200 fire the county and their willingness to help
(including Davis). Of his officers are an calls and 600 EMS runs. The current each other whenever the need arises. A
staff has five full time members, sixteen unique feature of the Delta Fire Depart-
Courage Under Fire part-time, and twelve volunteers. Smith ment is the fact it covers four townships
We Salute Our Firefighters. stated they are always looking for more which makes funding different then
volunteers to join the department. Delta what you’ll find in other places. “There
For the important role they play in occupies two locations, the main one is has been a grass roots effort of late to try
protecting our lives and for their at 500 West Main St. in Delta where they and change to more of a fire district type
brave and selfless sacrifice, we thank have been since 1980, and the other one set up. We’ve been working to show that
the dedicated men and women of our is located at 6955 County Road FG. The the current system is working very well
nation’s fire departments. location in Delta is staffed twelve hours and there’s no need to change things
a day, six days a week while the County right now”, Smith commented.
We gratefully recognize their ser- Road FG location is staffed 24/7 due to
vice to our communities, and we the ALS services being run out of that Nate Calvin may be reached at
honor the memories of those who publisher@thevillagereporter.com
have fallen in the line of duty.

You are all heroes, and we thank
you for all that you do.

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Pike-Delta-York School Board Titan Tire Celebrates
Handles Light Agenda Retirement

Of Charles Ewers

By: Nate Calvin Varsity Cheer Coach (winter), and Ronald Rouleau- PHOTO PROVIDED
THE VILLAGE REPORTER Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach. Superintendent
Haselman noted that Rouleau insisted on filling the RETIREMENT ... Charles Ewers of Montpelier cel-
The school board of the Pike Delta York School Dis- job on just an interim basis until the position can be ebrated his retirement from Titan Tire (42 years) with
trict met in regular session on Wednesday July 19th, filled permanently. The job will be posted again in the family and friends on July 22, 2017.
2017 at the Board of Education office. The board be- late winter when more candidates are available.
gan the meeting by approving the minutes from the
June 21st, 2017 meeting. The Superintendent Ted Non-athletic supplemental contracts were ap-
Haselman then provided the board with the 2017 Bal- proved for: Nicole James-High School Yearbook and
ance Scorecard. This scorecard contains district data Newspaper Advisor, Deedra Darby-High School Dra-
such as where kids who live in the district choose to ma Club Advisor, Alexandria VanScoy-High School
go to school, open enrollment numbers, state test- Vocal Music, and Michael Morris-High School Quiz
ing scores, graduation rates, and scholarship money Bowl Advisor. Volunteers for 2017-2018 were also
among many other things. approved as follows: Derek Friess-Football, Randy
Lintermoot-Football, and Rick Roe-Cross Country.
The board then voted to approve the treasurer’s An athletic supplemental contract for 2016-2017 was
report as presented. The treasurer noted that the fis- approved for John Kern as Assistant Varsity Track
cal year ended on June 30th and a tentative budget Coach. Also approved on the recommendation of the
has been prepared in relation to the five-year forecast. superintendent was: Athletic and coaches handbooks,
The board then approved the following recommenda- band camp overnight lock-in at the high school Au-
tions from the Superintendent: Hiring of Alexandria gust 5th-7th, a three-year contract between OAPSE
VanScoy as the Choir teacher, Jaime Donaldson as and the Pike-Delta-York Local School District Board,
Intervention Specialist, and Kirsten Mignin volun- an intro to Arabic culture and an intro to Spanish
tary transfer from the middle school to kindergar- culture course including fees of $15.00 for each class,
ten teacher. Resignations were approved from Peggy 2017-2018 bus routes, bus stops, bus transfers, and
Damman, Angelina Barnes, and Heather Schmidt for transportation waivers and authorize the superinten-
the purpose of each person taking a new position with dent and transportation supervisor to make chang-
the school. Classified staff changes included: Jayme es as necessary. Karen Tuck was appointed as a li-
Burgoon as a 5.0 hour/ day bus driver, Peggy Dam- brary board trustee, replacing Kalli Hintz. In board
man with 1.5 hours added to her day as a bus driv- business, a new five-year contract was approved for
er, and Keri Simon as a bus driver with 15 minutes Superintendent Ted Haselman and after some dis-
added to her day. Also, Angelina Barnes and Heather cussion the board approved a tax abatement and do-
Schmidt were approved as district aides. Andra Wol- nation agreement with MBH Acre, LLC by a 3-1 vote
pert in the guidance department was approved for up with Mike Ford casting the lone no vote.
to 40 hours at tutor rate.
During board comments, Board President Chad
The following athletic supplemental contracts for Hoffman complimented everyone involved with the
2017-2018 were approved for: Jeff Wolford-Head Var- latest union negotiations and was impressed with how
sity Football Coach, Jacob Cochrane-Assistant Varsity things were resolved in such a timely matter. Board
Football Coach, Troy Lind-Assistant Varsity Football member Alice Simon pointed out that it was nice to
Coach, Dustin Lytle-Assistant Varsity Football Coach, see faculty members and students participating in the
Jeffrey Mazurowski-Assistant Varsity Football Coach, Chicken Festival parade. With no further business,
Nathan Ruple-Head MS Football Coach, Scott Ten- the board adjourned at 7:01pm. The next regularly
ney-Head MS Football Coach, Mark Nagel-Assistant scheduled meeting is set for Wednesday August 16th,
MS Football Coach, Bronson Ebaugh-Assistant MS 2017 at 6:30 pm.
Football Coach, John Kern-Head Varsity Girls Soc-
cer Coach, Danielle Chadwick-Assistant Varsity Girls Nate Calvin may be reached at
Soccer Coach, Dwight Franklin-Head Boys Varsity publisher@thevillagereporter.com
Soccer Coach, Alex Frey-Head Varsity Cross Coun-
try Coach, Mary Tresnan-Reighard Assistant Varsity Lyons 59th Annual Chicken BBQ
Cross Country Coach, Jon Mignin-Head Varsity Golf
Coach, Kelley Finnen-Head Varsity Volleyball Coach, July 28 - 29 - 30, 2017
Stephanie Rayfield-JV Volleyball Coach, Samantha
Dozier-Freshman Volleyball Coach, Samantha Kacz- Friday July 28th - Elite DJ - Ellie Herevia
marck-Head MS Volleyball Coach, Brittani Reinbolt- Saturday July 29th - DJ Nuni Molina Loco Sounds
Head MS Volleyball Coach, Kara Chiesa-Head Varsity
Cheer Coach (fall), Rebecca Schermond-Assistant FFA Tractor Pulls - Saturday July 30th
Varsity Cheer Coach (fall), Jennifer Stickley-Head MS
Cheer Coach, Ryan Ripke-Head Varsity Girls Basket- Volleyball Tournament - Saturday July 29th
ball Coach, Anthony Carrizales-Head Varsity Wres-
tling Coach, Nathan Fox-Freshman Boys Basketball
Coach, Jon Mignin-Assistant Varsity Girls Basket-
ball Coach, Nathan Ruple-JV Girls Basketball Coach,
Mark Nagel-Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach, Sam-
uel Carrizales-Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach, Da-
vid Kina-Head Varsity Bowling Coach, Scott Tenney-
Winter Weight Room Coach, Kara Chiesa-Head Varsity
Cheer Coach (winter), Rebecca Schermond-Assistant

Williams County Contact: Chris Ruetz 419-346-3887
Commissioners Seek Deadline for registration is July 20th
To Address Lighting
Softball Tournament - USSSA National Qualifier

Mens & Co-ed / $140.00 per team

Issues At Courthouse Drawing July 24 - 7:00 PM at Park
For more info call: Jackson Langenderfer 419-386-6465

By: James Pruitt or Lisa Zimmerman 419-583-9174
THE VILLAGE REPORTER Must be present at drawing & must be able to play Friday night.

Lighting or rather the lack of it at the Williams Chicken Dinners starting at 11:00 AM
County Courthouse continues to be an issue for
the board of commissioners. The commissioners Chicken Only - $6.00
discussed steps it will take to rectify the problem Dinners - $9.00
at their regular meeting July 17. The solution will
be to have the engineering firm responsible for the Drive thru chicken from 11-1 behind State Bank
renovations to the 19th-century structure come up
with plans to erect new floodlights. The work will NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES BROUGHT INTO PARK!
call for new posts and two floodlights on four poles
around the county building. The commissioners will Serving Northwest Village Tax & Financial Services
approach Garmann Miller to learn the proper lights Ohio with
for the work and how best to accomplish it. Once 15651 County Rd 8
the plans are ready, the commissioners will find a Natural Gas Lyons, OH 43533
local electrician to do the work. Since 1914 Phone: (419) 923-2331
1-800-331-7396 Fax: (419) 923-4329
The county will continue to use First Federal E-mail: Invest@VillageTaxFinancial.com
Bank for its operating account. That’s the recom-
mendation from Treasurer Vickie Grimm. She also www.VillageTaxFinancial.com
received request for proposals and will recommend
six banks to serve as depositories for various ac-
counts. First Federal will pay 1 percent interest for
the first two years. The lowest rate will be at 0.90
percent. The bank does charge $1,200 to $1,500 a
month on the account which pays $4,000 monthly.

The Farm Service Agency has informed the coun-
ty it needs to mow all of its property at Hillside
Country Living to remove any threat from thistle.
Board President Lewis Hilkert reported to the board
his conversation with FSA.On his way home, he re-
membered a local farmer who had a son who had
just graduated from high school and wanted to go
into farming. He offered to pay the youth to mow the
land and now the teen has only 23 acres left to mow.

The board approved three resolutions: supple-
mental appropriations, certifying revenues from a
levy renewal for the Soil and Water levy and a con-
sulting services agreement between Maximus and
the Williams County Clerk of Courts.

James can be reached at
james@thevillagereporter.com

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Library News Kids Live Lives Of Yesteryear
Students At Hay Jay School
Adult Coloring Class At
By: James Pruitt The kids traded in their Ipads and
THE VILLAGE REPORTER cell phones for pencils and little chalk-
boards to see how children in the late
Stryker Branch Library Local children stepped back in time 1800s and early 1900s went to school.
to experience a one-room school July 18
Attend an Adult Coloring Class at served. Come and relax at the library at Hay Jay School. The society hosts the annual event.
the Stryker Branch Library on Tues- while coloring! The schoolhouse is also open the first
day, August 22nd from 5:00 to 7:00 Owned and operated by the Williams Sunday of the month during the sum-
pm. Pictures and coloring utensils will The Stryker Branch Library is located County Historical Society, the school is mer.
be provided, but attendees are welcome at 304 South Defiance Street. For more opened one day a year for youth to have
to bring their own. Refreshments will be information, please contact Connie Ae- an old-fashioned school day. This year James can be reached at
schliman at 419-682-5081. about six children attended. james@thevillagereporter.com

July 2017 Programming For
Adults At Swanton Public Library

There is still time to talk you through her writ- walk-ins are welcome.
take part in the Adult ing process, and answer
Summer Reading Pro- questions along the way. Essential Oils: Ani-
gram at the library. To
enter, fill out a slip at Writers’ Group mals and Oils
the library for books Do you want to write Have you ever won-
and magazines you have but are not sure how to dered what essentials oils
read. Three entries will get started? Are you a could do for your family?
be picked every week for writer who is interested Does your family include
a chance to win a pie from in input on your work? If fur babies of all sorts?
Swanton Health Care. this sounds right up your We have used essential
The final date for entries alley, come to the writers’ oils on all of our furry and
is Friday, July 28 at 5:30. group, moderated by lo- feathered animals since
cal freelance author Na- 2003. Please join us on
Meet Cassandra than Jacobs, on Thurs- Thursday, July 20 at 7:00 PHOTOS BY JAMES PRUITT
days, July 27 at 7:00 pm. pm, as we explore the
Morgan Attendees should bring world of essential oils and STUDENTS ... Attending the Hay Jay one-room school July 18 were: Reagan Tow-
On Thursday, July 20 works in progress or fin- essential oil infused prod- ers, 9; Violet Trombly, 8; Kyrsten Sumnar, 9; Ryleigh Singer, 6; Alizabeth Pilmore,
at 7:00 pm, the library ished stories to share, ucts that can promote, 10; Sam Towers, James Bell, 12. Acting as school marms were Kasey Binning, Pam
and be prepared to par- Schroeder, Historical Society director and Nina Fackler, society trustee.
ticipate in discussions
welcomes Cassandra about tools to help im- maintain and support
Morgan, a local Swanton prove writing skills. Reg- wellness for your entire
author of young adult istration is requested, but family. We will especially
fantasy fiction and pre- be focusing on animals
senter of publishing and during this class!!
writing topics. Cassie will
Yoga Classes
Anniversary Celebration Instructor Aimee Stro-
hbeck’s yoga classes will
be offered during July.
Beginning Yoga will be
held on Mondays, July 3,
17, 24, and 31 from 10:15
am – 11:45 am. Class fee
is $10 per session. Intro
to Yoga will be offered on
Thursdays, July 6, 13,
20, and 27 from 10:15
am to 11:45 am. Class
fee is by donation, pro-
ceeds benefit the library.
Chair Yoga will be held
on Thursdays, July 6, 13,
20, and 27 from 2:00 pm
to 3:00 pm; this class in-
volves poses modified to
be gentler while sitting or
standing holding a chair.
Class fee is $5. PLAY TIME ... The students capped off their day with lunch and recess.

Ongoing Programs
Come join the chess
group on Wednesday eve-

Former Montpelier Shopko/Pamidanings at 6:00 pm or Sat-
urday afternoons at 1:00 Store Goes To Absolute Auction
pm. Players of all skill
levels are welcomed. The
NW Ohio Alzheimer’s As-
sociation will facilitate The former Shopko/Pamida, lo- Absolute, meaning that the property
meetings at the library cated at 1625 E. Main Street, will be will sell to the highest bidder, regard-
at 3:00 pm on the last auctioned, ONLINE ONLY, with a bid less of price. More info: www.amcbid.
LaMont & Carol Knapp Tuesday of every month deadline of August 9th at 1:00 PM ET. com
for caregivers. Thursday, The 36,059+/- Sq. Ft. building was Inspections will be held on Mon-
65TH ANNIVERSARY ... LaMont and Carol July 20 from 10:00 am built in 2000 and is located on 4+/- day, July 31st & Monday, August 7th
(Hutchinson) Knapp of Edon are happy to be cel- to 12:00, Val Edwards Acres. The property is zoned C-2, Full at 1:00 PM ET Sharp
ebrating 65 years of marriage. They were mar- will be at the library to Commercial, has 160 parking spaces Auction Management Corporation,
ried July 27, 1952, at the Presbyterian Church in answer questions about and direct access to US 20A & State
Kunkle. They are the parents of two daughters, Medicare. To schedule Rd. 107. A 10% Buyer’s Premium will (amcbid.com) conducts this auction
Monica (Ray) Hurd and Sue (John) Flynn. They a time, call the Fulton be added to the winning bid amount in Conjunction & Cooperation with:
have five grandchildren, Griffin (Dana) Hurd, County Health Center at and the buyer must close by Sept. Pamela Rose Auction Company, LLC,
Maggie (Brandon) Fisher, Allison (Matt) Herman, 419-337-9299. 11th, 2017. This property is selling licensed OH broker.
McKenzie (Kraig) Bostelman, and Maisie (Dustin)
Chaffee and ten great-grandchildren, Stellan INFORMATION PROVIDED INFORMATION PROVIDED
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Doll & Teddy Bear Show & Sale Ag Production, Water Quality, &

August 5th & 6th At Sauder Village Soil Health At Field Tech Day

Archbold, OH – Sauder Village will be activity for children as well as a Doll Save the date and plan on joining versity.
bustling with activity on August 5 and 6 Photo Booth. Children are encouraged your friends and neighbors for the Wil- Joe Nester, Owner and Consultant of
as guests from throughout the Midwest to bring their favorite doll to “dress up” liams Soil and Water Conservation Dis-
gather for the 34th annual Doll & Teddy and pose their doll for a picture! A variety trict’s (SWCD) annual Field Technology Nester Ag, will address current issues
Bear Show and Sale in Founder’s Hall. of doll-themed activities are also taking Day Thursday, August 10th. You are in- related to agricultural production, soil
With doll and teddy bear exhibitors, doll place in the Historic Village. Through- vited to hear how local farms and farm health, water quality, and cover crops—
themed workshops, doll appraisals, spe- out the day on Saturday, August 5 chil- practices measure up. How are we doing come and get your questions answered.
cial activities for kids and many unique dren make yarn dolls, clothespin dolls, locally and around the state? What ef- Joe’s advice and recommendations are
experiences in the Historic Village - wooden bead dolls and popsicle-stick fects do our farm practices have on soil based on sound science and years of
there will be plenty for guests to enjoy ballerina dolls! health and water quality? How can con- hands-on experience. Every recommen-
throughout this fun-filled weekend! servation practices impact and improve dation is made with the farmer’s profit-
On Sunday, August 6 at 11:00 a.m. your farm’s bottom line? ability and environmental stewardship
Through the years the Sauder Village guests are invited to watch a special as the top priorities. Joe has been in-
Doll and Teddy Bear Show and Sale has presentation that will be made by Good The place to be is Joe Nester’s Farm volved in agricultural management for
maintained a reputation for its impres- Bears of the World to the Wauseon Fire just south of Bryan. The event starts at 35 years. In 1993 he started Nester Ag.
sive scope of quality collectibles. For the Deparment. An international charity 4:30 p.m. with supper. He is the past President of the Ohio As-
34th Annual Doll & Teddy Bear Show, that gives teddy bears to children in sociation of Independent Crop Consul-
Founder’s Hall will be filled with ven- trauma situations and the lonely elder- Our guest presenter is Dr. Kevin tants, past Board Chairman of the Ohio
dors showcasing their treasured dolls ly, Good Bears of the World will be do- King. He is the Research Leader and Certified Crop Advisers, & Director with
and bears. At this always-popular show nating teddy bears to this local hospital. Supervisory Research Agricultural En- Brookside Laboratories, Inc. Joe re-
guests can shop and enjoy an excellent gineer with the USDA-Agricultural Re- ceived the National No-Till Consultant
variety of high-quality items including Many other events are planned yet search Service, Soil Drainage Research Award from No-Till Farmer magazine
antique dolls, original dolls, teddy bears, this summer at Sauder Village includ- Unit located in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. and the Ohio No-Till Innovator Award
and modern collectibles. Also available ing a new “Harry Potter Days” event on King is an internationally recognized from the Ohio No-Till Council.
will be accessories, supplies, artist re- August 11 and 12, the 21st Annual Rug authority on edge-of-field and water-
productions, clothing, doll furniture, Hooking Week to be held August 14 – 19 shed-scale water quality data collec- This event is sponsored by the Wil-
books and patterns. This is an exciting and the Barbershop Concert on August tion techniques and also in determining liams SWCD and OSU Extension Wil-
opportunity to view an unusually exten- 26. hydrologic and water quality responses liams County.
sive assortment of quality merchandise of conservation implementation in tile-
and meet other doll collectors who share The Doll Show and Sale runs from drained landscapes. Additionally, he is The location is Joe Nester’s farm at
the same passion for quality, craftsman- 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, leading and collaborating on multiple his edge-of-field water data collection
ship and uniqueness. August 5 and from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 projects aimed at quantifying the edge- area on Scott Road, ¼ mile east of 1977
p.m. on Sunday, August 6. There is a of-field water quality effects of agricul- Openlander Road, Bryan; take Williams
Again this year, special workshops “Show-Only” admission of $8.00, which tural production and conservation man- County Road 12 south of US Hwy 6,
and lectures are being held as part of must be purchased in Founder’s Hall agement practices in the Eastern Corn drive 2 miles (you are now in Defiance
the doll event. Guest artists Stephanie Historic Sauder Village is open Tuesday Belt. Dr. King will share how the data he County and County Road 12 becomes
S. Tackett and Cindy McGuire will be of- through Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 is collecting affects you and your agri- Openlander Road), turn left on Scott
fering creative and inspiring workshops p.m. and each Sunday afternoon from cultural production. He will also discuss Road. Look for signs.
on Friday, August 4. Spaces are still noon-4:00 p.m. The Historic Village is his current work on identifying produc-
available in the doll painting and the closed on Mondays, except holidays. tion practices that can reduce phospho- There is no cost to attend, but res-
stuffed mohair pig class. Reservations Admission is $17.00 for adults and rous movement to Lake Erie and inland ervations are required for dinner by
are also being accepted for the Dinner $11.00 for students ages 6-16. Children waterbodies. Dr. King has B.S. and August 4th. For more information call
Lecture to be held on Saturday evening 5 and under are always free with fam- M.S. degrees in Agricultural Engineer- the Williams SWCD office at 419-636-
at the Barn Restaurant. Guest speak- ily and Sauder Village members receive ing from Purdue University and a Ph.D. 9395 Ext 3 or 419-636-2349 Ext 3. Join
ers Sharon Napier and Michael Wolk- free admission to the Historic Village for in Civil Engineering with a specialty in us for an evening meal and take home
Laniewski will present a program about an entire year. Senior, Military and AAA water resources from Texas A&M Uni- some useful information from Dr. Kevin
Collecting Antique & Vintage Dolls. For discounts are also available. And again King and Joe Nester.
more details or to register call Sauder this year, children 16 and under are free
Village at 1-800-590-9755 or visit the every Sunday this season! For more in- INFORMATION PROVIDED
website at www.saudervillage.org formation phone 1-800-590-9755, visit
www.saudervillage.org, like Sauder Vil- Village Of Edgerton
New this year the Ann Arbor Doll Col- lage on Facebook or follow us on Twitter
lectors Club will be offering a free craft or Instagram. Adds Two To Staff

INFORMATION PROVIDED

PHOTO PROVIDED By: James Pruitt equipment operator position at $16
THE VILLAGE REPORTER per hour with full-time benefits. Village
DOLL SHOW ... Founders Hall at Sauder Village will be the site for the 34th an- Administrator Dawn Fitzcharles intro-
nual event. The Edgerton Village Council ap- duced Trevor Lawson, the newly hired
proved the final reading and adopted electric line worker apprentice to the
Resolution 2017-005 -authorizing the council. Lawson thanked the village for
execution of the remaining require- the opportunity.
ments of the energy supply schedule
with American Municipal Power. Edgerton announced the publication
of the OhioCheckbook website providing
The council approved the second transparency to its citizens. Along with
reading of Resolution 2017-006 which the village, St Joseph Township and
accepts the amounts and rates deter- Edgerton Local Schools published their
mined by the budget commission and respective websites July 18.
authorizing the necessary tax levies and
certifying them to the county auditor. The salt contract with ODOT for
The council also approved an emergency 2017-18 came in at $40.56 per ton.
ordinance, 1000, to establish salary al- Greg Jennings suggested that the speed
location for the equipment operator po- bumps be removed from the road by
sition. The council hired Doug Imm as Gerhart Fields since no more ball games
water/sewer operator for $16 an hour will be played there this year.
plus benefits.
James can be reached at
The council hired Ron Burst for the james@thevillagereporter.com

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WEEKLY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

JULY 28TH, 2017 - AUGUST 5TH, 2017

FRIDAY, JULY 28TH •Hilltop Music Boosters Golf Scramble - Hillcrest THURSDAY, AUGUST 3RD
•Edgerton Homecoming Festival and Ballpark Bash County Club •Williams County Commissioners 9:00 AM
•Fulton County Commissioners Meeting 9:00 AM
Please see page 18 for additional details. SUNDAY, JULY 30TH
•Wauseon Homecoming Festival •Lyons Annual Chicken Festival FRIDAY, AUGUST 4TH
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Please see page 19 for additional details.
•Lyons Annual Chicken Festival MONDAY, JULY 31ST SATURDAY, AUGUST 5TH
•Williams County Commissioners 9:00 AM •Bryan Girls Soccer Alumni Scrimmage 5:00 PM
Please see page 13 for additional details.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 1ST •Queens of Edon Pageant
SATURDAY, JULY 29TH •Fulton County Commissioners Meeting 9:00 AM •Edon Truck Pulls
•Edgerton Homecoming Festival and Ballpark Bash
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2ND •Fayette Bullthistle Festival
Please see page 18 for additional details. No events submitted by time of print •Delta Dancin’ in the Streets
•Wauseon Homecoming Festival Please see page 3 for additional details.

Please see page 19 for additional details.
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Friday, July 28
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7:45 pm Poker Tournament

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11:00 am Homecoming Parade

2:00 pm Lawn Mower Pulls (Weigh -in at 12:00 pm)

3:00 - 6:00 pm Classic Car Show

6:00 pm Ball Park Bash Tailgate Party

6:15 pm Cornhole Tournament (during tailgate)

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8:00 PM – QUEEN’S PAGEANT Main Stage 11:30 AM UNTIL GONE - CHICKEN BBQ DINNER
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FRIDAY JULY 28th 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM – KIDS ZONE OPEN
2:00 PM – JUNIOR/TEEN PAGEANT Main Stage

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Pastor’s Ponderings FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES

BY: PASTOR STEVE WILMOT - “AMAZING GRACE” BY: REX STUMP - “GIVE HIM PRAISE!”

Everyone who enters Jesus through obedience. you could have controlled Javier Baez of the isn’t! With an attitude of
into a relationship with And that’s where grace your tongue in your own Chicago Cub’s took off God is not human! worship - what do we
God enters by grace. No strength, you would have sprinting 132 feet from praise Him for? Just look
one gets there by being comes in for those who are by now. If you could have the shortstop position to God is not limited in skill, around! Psalm 111:2-4
good enough. No one gets already saved. It’s not just kicked your addiction in make a catch in foul terri- power, or wisdom. God is says, “How amazing are
there by the things he or to cover the sins we con- your own strength, you tory! It was a great base- unlimited in power and re- the deeds of the Lord! All
she does or doesn’t do. No tinue to commit; it’s to give would have by now. ball play, showing tremen- source! Give Him praise! who delight in him should
one. It’s all grace. Mercy is us the power to not commit dous speed and skill. The ponder them. Everything
not getting what we deserve them in the first place. It But you can’t. You need baseball broadcaster for The Psalmist said in he does reveals his glory
– hell, judgment, wrath, re- teaches us to say no to the help. You need a power that game was so amazed Psalm 111, “Praise the and majesty. His righ-
jection, punishment, lone- things of this world – the greater than yourself. You at the distance he covered, Lord!” PRAISE the Lord! teousness never fails. He
liness, and so much more. things that held us as pris- need God! That’s where that he proclaimed, “2/3 A command, not a sug- causes us to remember
Grace, on the flip side of oners in the years before grace comes in. Accord- of the earth is covered by gestion. An exclamation! his wonderful works. How
the coin, is getting what we we allowed Jesus to enter ing to Paul in Philippians water, the other 1/3 by Let’s give praise! And to gracious and merciful is
don’t deserve – a relation- our lives. And it teaches 2, grace is the desire and Javier!” That is a great whom? The Lord! And our Lord!”
ship with Jesus, forgive- us to say yes to the things power to do God’s will. It’s praise! how?
ness, joy, peace, hope, pur- God wants – self-control, the want to and the power You don’t have to buy
pose, heaven, and so much righteous words, thoughts, to. God provides grace in It is exciting to see “I will thank the Lord a ticket for admission to
more. actions, and reactions to ample measure, but we amazing plays made in with all my heart as I meet see the greatness of God!
the people and problems still have a part to play. In competition, no mat- with his godly people.” Just pause each day, step
Grace is amazing. It that confront us each day the moment of temptation, ter what sport, gender, The writer tells us that outside and witness His
takes us from the worst of our lives. we have to decide to say no or age! But let’s be real, we have an attitude of ap- mighty hand in creation.
possible destination in life to sin and yes to God. It’s Javier Baez, like all those proaching the Lord with Just look in a mirror and
to the best. No matter who Paul makes clear that a personal decision each of other great athletes are praise. “I WILL” Did you gaze at the amazing hu-
we are. No matter what this process of breaking us has to make. God isn’t simply human. Pick the read that? I will! Noth- man body that God engi-
we’ve done. No matter how free from the way we used going to make it for us. greatest from each sport, ing about “I ought to...or neered to function in an
long we’ve done it. No mat- to live B.C. (before Christ Only we can. and regardless of who when I have time..” No, incredible fashion. Read
ter how many times we’ve was in our lives) and be- you choose, they are still it’s an attitude of “doing through God’s Word and
rejected God’s offer of grace coming in practice the new You cannot do what only simply human. Although it!” I WILL be reminded that He loves
previously. Grace changes people God has made us in God can do, and God will a LeBron James or Usain you and sent Jesus Christ
everything. But I’ve discov- Christ requires a partner- not do what he’s told you to Bolt seem to be freaks of He says, “I will thank to save you and redeem
ered that most Christ-fol- ship. God has a part to play do. In fact, God waits to do nature who are highly the Lord WITH ALL MY you!
lowers have a very limited and we have a part to play. what only he can do until skilled above other play- HEART!” Not just a half-
idea of grace. It’s reserved To be sure, God’s part is we take the first step and ers, even they are human hearted commitment, but Just as you would
for when they were saved the biggest part, but ours do what he’s told us to do. and limited. But God with all our heart! Sold gather in a stadium or
and when they mess up is vital to the process.“… Only God can break a de- out fans by the jersey, park, gather with others
now. Saved by grace and Continue to work out your cades-long addiction. Only paint their faces, attend at a place of worship to
forgiven every time they salvation, for God is work- God. But he doesn’t do that the games, know the sta- give God praise! Make the
sin. ing in you, giving you the until we do what he’s told tistics, etc. We know who effort to give God the glory
desire and the power to do us to do. And he won’t do they cheer for by their through prayer and sing-
Thank God grace is what pleases him” (Philip- it for us. commitment. Do people ing in a combined effort
that, but it is so much pians 2.12-13). Our role know that you cheer for with others!
more. Check out what Paul is to “work out” our salva- In the moment of deci- the Lord?
tells Titus: “For the grace of tion. God’s role is to “work sion, God’s grace will give “2/3 of the earth is cov-
God has appeared that of- in” us. you the desire and the pow- “I WILL praise the Lord, ered by water, the other
fers salvation to all people. er to resist the temptation, WITH ALL MY HEART...as 1/3 by land....but God
It teaches us to say “No” to Fact is, we cannot “work but you have to choose to I meet with godly people.” covers it all with the tip
ungodliness and worldly out” our salvation unless be self-controlled and re- Are you worshipping and of His finger...” Give Him
passions, and to live self- God “works in” us. We are sist it. You have to take the praising God with others? praise!
controlled, upright and powerless to change on our first step. That’s your part. Faith is not a private mat-
godly lives in this present own. Powerless to break ter. It’s very public! Are For more reading,
age” (Titus 2.11-12). Grace bad habits and addictions. Don’t reach for the bot- you consistently worship- check out Psalm 111,
does offer salvation to ev- Powerless to live the godly tle. ping with others? Attend- Psalm 146, and Psalm
eryone, but it doesn’t sud- life he has called us to live. ing a Bible-based church 103:1-3
denly dry up once we’ve You can’t say no to worldly Walk away from the in- that worships God?
crossed the line of faith. desires and yes to godly ternet.
Because we don’t automat- ones by willpower and self- Wauseon Ministerial Association
ically quit sinning the mo- discipline…no matter how Turn off the TV. Churches To Hold First Annual
ment we decide to follow committed you are to do so Bite your tongue.
Jesus for the rest of our or how hard you try. Get away from your Loaves & Fishes Day
lives, we need help to begin friends.
making that transforma- If you could have, you Don’t drive to Wal-Mart
tion. To start sinning less would have by now. If you or Kohl’s.
and becoming more like could have stopped drink- Reach for your Bible
ing in your own strength, instead of a snack. Which-
you would have by now. If ever direction your first
step is will determine what
you’re going to do. If you Just as the bible tells the story of Je- pers/wipes, laundry soap, vouchers for
entertain the temptation sus multiplying 5 loaves and 2 fish in winter coats, toothbrushes/toothpaste,
and focus on the benefits order to feed thousands, local churches band aids/first aid cream, deodorant
(even though they are only in the Wauseon School District are com- and powder. There will also be a booth
momentary), the battle will ing together to multiply their effective- with nurses, from various congrega-
be lost. But if you take ness in helping others in their commu- tions, who will take blood pressure and
the first step toward re- nity. check glucose for those who interested.
sistance, the battle will be
won. God will take over On Wednesday, August 2 from 5:00 Participating churches this year in-
and do the rest. – 7:00 p.m. at Wauseon Primary School clude Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Cas-
But you have to take on East Leggett Street, Wauseon, ap- par’s Catholic Church and Knights of
the step toward grace first. proximately one dozen local congre- Columbus organization, First Christian
When you do what God has gations will offer a variety of items to Church, First Church of God, Christ
told you to do, then God help individuals and families in need. United Methodist Church, Church of
will do what only he can do Wauseon residents can register that the Master, True North, Congregation-
– give you the power to re- day to receive this free assistance by al Church, and Crossroads. A special
sist temptation, break your showing an I.D. (driver’s license, birth thank you to the Wauseon School Dis-
addictions and habits, and certificate, custody papers, insurance trict for use of the Primary School Build-
set your life on a whole new card) for each member of their family, as ing.
course! well as a Medicaid card, WIC card, Food
That’s what’s so amaz- Stamp card or other paperwork showing The Wauseon Ministerial Association
ing about grace. It not only need. Childcare will be available while (WMA) hopes that this will become an
grants forgiveness when adults are collecting items. annual event in our community with
we mess up, it gives us more churches signing on to multiply
the desire and the power Each church will feature one thing to our efforts each year. For information
to resist temptation so be shared. The Knights of Columbus will contact the WMA vice-president: Rev.
we don’t have to mess up offer a free hotdog meal while people are Julie Parsell, Trinity Lutheran Church
and need forgiveness. And waiting in line. Once inside the school at 335-5651 or the WMA president: Rev.
that frees us from guilt, re- they will register and then enter the Mike Berne, Christ United Methodist
gret, shame, and bondage. gym to visit all the church booths. Items Church at 790-9006.
How cool is that? Amazing available will include socks, school
grace, indeed! backpacks, school supplies, baby dia- INFORMATION PROVIDED

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STcoouAtsrcMhbaokledDSochnoaotilosn Young African Leaders TourStates, giving them the opportunity to where the cows spend their days eat-
meet and collaborate with Americans ing and resting between milking. Anoth-
By: James Pruitt The board also approved the follow- from a range of backgrounds and inter- er barn included an area for pregnant
THE VILLAGE REPORTER ing donations for the Athletic Complex ests toward a common goal. cows to give birth and get their calves
Football Shed: Lee Eis Properties, LLC, ready for life. There was an area of that
Archbold Schools has some new $5,450;Miller Construction, $3,200; Fellows will also have the opportu- barn where the newborn calves are
Faster Safety kits and can thank a Boy Nofziger Door $700 and Twin Cities nity to engage, network, and share ex- tagged and removed from their mothers
Scout for them. Levi Baus and his troop Lawn and Landscape, $500. periences with local professionals, and before being shipped off to another farm
donated the kits, Superintendent Aaron The board approved a resolution to build international relationships with to grow up. The separation is necessary
Rex said. “Levi raised all of the money with Northwest State Community Col- Americans.“Such relationships are criti- to prevent the bovine version of Cohn’s
to purchase the kits and his Scout troop lege regarding public use of school bus. cal in today’s global society” said Kefa Disease, Weaver said.
worked July 14 to install them in our The board approved a 2-year contract, Otiso, Co-Director of the Institute and
classrooms,” Rex said. “We will be hav- $1,900/yr, with Julian & Grube, Inc. for professor in the School of Earth, Envi- The tour finished at the dairy’s of-
ing staff training on how to use the kits agreed upon services related to Medic- ronment, and Society, College of Arts fices and the students were treated to
during the second week of August.” aid School Program and ODE. and Sciences.” samples of the Fairlife Milk line pro-
The board approved High School duced by the dairy and marketed by Co-
The new scoreboard is to be installed handbook changes/revisions for 2017- The team visited Bridgewater Dairy ca-Cola. The milk includes extra protein
during the week of July 25, Rex said. 18. The board approved an increase in farm in Montpelier, Ohio to learn the ins and helps the dairy find a new revenue
There will need to be some preparation student lunch prices by 5 cents for the and outs of a modern dairy farm. They stream.
work done the week before, but Rex is 2017/2018 school year per state re- also learned about the environmental
hopeful to have it up and running by the quirements. Elementary School lunch challenges of large agricultural enter- Bridgewater Dairy and its co-op sup-
beginning of August.” price will be $2.50, Middle and high prises. A former professor from Califor- plies all the milk needs for Kroger and
school lunch prices will be $2.75. Bas- nia, Leon Weaver, Ph.D., led the tour Meijer in several states, Weaver said.
The administrative team was sched- ket meals will be $3 and adult lunch and took the group and members of the The tour participants were impressed
uled to meet with all coaches, grades prices will be $3. media on a journey to show various as- for the most part with the operation, al-
7-12 on July 19 to discuss the social Joseph Williams was hired for one pects of the operation. The tour includ- though some were a bit out of their ele-
media policy, Rex said. The goal was to year as a Spanish Teacher for the 2017- ed stops at the milking station where ments as their specialized area had no
get their input on what the district has 2018 school year. The classified sub list all 3,000 head of cattle are milked three connections to agriculture.
developed so far and to move forward for the 2017-2018 school year was ap- times a day.
with developing the most effective policy proved. James can be reached at
it can for our young people. There was a trip through one barn james@thevillagereporter.com

The district hired a new Spanish Todd Ranzau was approved for one
teacher over the July 4 holiday. “We
now have all of our staff in place and we year as assistant football coach for

Four County Career Center Boardare excited about the new teacher ori- 2017-2018. The board approved a reso-
entation on Aug. 4,” Rex said. “If you lution to re-employ Nancy Ruffer as bus
would like to meet the teachers and join driver effective Aug. 16. She was given a Of Education Holds June Meeting
us for lunch, please let me know.” one-year contract.
The June Meeting of the Four County ed, Teresa Borton, Julie Mangas and
The Archbold Area School Board ap- Approved the Northwest Ohio Educa- Career Center Board of Education was Lauren Helberg as LPDC member for the
proved the following change funds for tional Service Center Para- Professional held on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 2017-18 school year, Marijene Tomlin-
the 2017-2018 School year: Ann Domi- Substitute List for 2017-2018 as well 6:30 p.m. son as LPDC Secretary for the 2017-18
nique, $50; Sarah Nafziger, $50; Renee as approved the Substitute teacher list school year, Peggy Arroyo, James Ret-
Lovejoy, $50; Allan Gladieux,$2,500; provided by the NW Ohio Educational As part of the Treasurer’s Report, the tig and Carol Singer as Bus Drivers for
Sandra Babcock, $900; Jeremy King, Service Center along with periodic up- Board accepted and/or approved the the 2017-18 school year, administrative
$500; Robin Wyse, $100 and Diane Ber- dates for the upcoming school year. following items: salary schedule (2.25% on the base for
nath $50. Doug Williams was also approved as a the next 3 years), 2017-18 Adult Edu-
volunteer basketball coach for 2017-18. May 18 and 25 Meeting Minutes, fi- cation employment and hourly rates
The board accepted a donation of nancial statements and investments for as presented, change of program name
$29.35 from an anonymous donor to James can be reached at May 2017 as presented, appropriation
the cafeteria fund for unpaid lunches. james@thevillagereporter.com modifications as presented, then and

now certifications as presented, insur- from “HVAC/Plumbing” to “Mechanical
ance coverage with Wright Specialty/ Systems and Piping”, the Horticulture
ChurchNews (Continued) Markel Corporation through Wells Fargo Course of Study, the lease for the Wil-
Insurance Services, a “Treasurer Bond” liams County CBI Building.
in the amount of $100,000 for Connie
Nicely through the Hylant Group/Trav- Donations from: John Eddy of flower
vases, foam bricks and plastic flower
elers OSBA Bond Program for the period pots to the Floriculture Program, Mi-
Reverend Michael Doerr Called To Pastor August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2020, chele and Greg Nafziger of two blazers
to approve the Temporary Appropria- and 40 Ohio trading pins to the Four
tions and Resolution for FY 2018. County FCCLA, and Best One Tire of a
First Christian Church In Wauseon As part of the Superintendent’s Re- 3/4 full bucket of wheel weights to be
port, the board accepted and/or ap- used for wheel balancing to the Automo-
First Christian Church Michael is married to Doerr on Sunday, July proved the following items: he resigna- tive Technologies Program.
(Disciples of Christ) is Reverend Heather Schim- 30. Brunch will be served tion of Scott Lewis, Maintenance, for the
Under Board Committee Reports, the
happy to announce that mel, and has 2 daughters, in the Fellowship Hall at purpose of retirement, effective May 31, Board received updates from: Directors
Reverend Michael Do- Patricia and Rebekkah 9 am with Worship to fol- 2017, the resignation of Paula Caldwell, of Career Tech Ed and Operations and
err has been called to Schimmel-Doerr, a son- low at 10 am. First Chris- Accounting Specialist, for the purpose of Legislative Liaison
serve the First Chris- in-law, Cleveland Reese tian Church is located retirement, effective July 31, 2017, the Upcoming meetings involving mem-
tian Church (Disciples III, and a grandson, C.J. at 121 East Elm Street, resignation of Kathleen Mansfield, In- bers of the Four County Career Center
of Christ) of Wauseon, Reese. Wauseon. School Studies Monitor, for the purpose Board of Education include the Records
beginning Monday, July You are invited to
24th. meet Reverend Michael INFORMATION PROVIDED of retirement, effective July 31, 2017, Commission Meeting at 6:15 p.m., as
Michael is a 1995 the resignation of Tim Bowers, English well as the regular July Board of Educa-
Instructor for the purpose of accept- tion Meeting at 6:30 p.m., both on July
Masters of Divinity gradu- ing the Dean of Students position. Tim 20, 2017 in the Multi-Purpose Room at
ate of Lexington Theologi-
cal Seminary in Lexing- Bowers as “Dean of Students”, a sup- Four County Career Center.
plemental contract to Denton Blue for
ton, Kentucky, and comes summer bus maintenance for as need- INFORMATION PROVIDED

to Wauseon following 20
years of service as Pastor
of Mt. Healthy Christian Stryker Board of Education Gets
Church in Cincinnati. In
addition to serving the Ready For Coming School Year
Mt. Healthy congregation,
Michael also serves in
volunteer leadership with
the Christian Church in By: James Pruitt cent) were met out of 23. transportation, effective
THE VILLAGE REPORTER Five others were above 75 June 17, for the purpose
Ohio, currently as the percent. of retirement; Katie Ji-
Chairman of the Person- PHOTO PROVIDED The Stryker school July 31 is the official menez, teacher and NHS
nel Committee and as a board accepted a $100 advisor, effective June 27
member of the Region’s NEW REVEREND ... Reverend Michael Doerr with his donation from the Ken- first day of football prac- and Kevin Beck, jr. high
Commission on Ministry wife Reverend Heather Schimmel. Feld Group toward the tice, while August 1 is the cross country, effective
Standing Team, as well Stryker FFA, July 17. official first day of all oth- July 10.
as service on the Regional Principal Dave Schutlz er fall sports practices.
Church Council and Ex- reported the AIR test re- Teacher Work Day will be The board approved
ecutive Committee. sults were received and Aug. 14, with a teacher the following employment
seven indicators (80 per- in-service day followed by contracts, beginning with
an open house from 4-6 the 2017-2018 school
p.m., Aug. 15. The first year, as presented:
day of school for students Robert Davis, transpor-
is Aug. 16. tation, continuing; James
The board approved Mealer, transportation,
the superintendent’s rec- one year and Sara Taylor,
ommendations to approve teacher, one year.
the following supplemen- The next BOE meet-
tal, one-year contract for ing is scheduled for 5:30
2017-2018, 7th Volleyball p.m. Aug. 21, in the HS
-Conner Varner. Art room.
The board accepted
the following resigna- James can be reached at

tions: James Mealer, james@thevillagereporter.com

FULTON COUNTY SPORTSMEN’S CLUB IS PLEASED TO HOST

WOMEN & YOUTH TRAP SHOOTING
THURSDAY NIGHTS: 5:00 pm to ??
1st Sunday of each month: 10:00 am to ???
7700 County Road 14 • Wauseon, OH 43567

FREE Shells & Targets for Women & Youth under 17.
Shotguns are also provided

** This trap event is made possible from a grant from the Ohio Division of Wildlife
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ALL SHIFTS!
Competitive wage and benefit package includes wage Ordinance No. 05-2017: AN ORDINANCE AMEND-
incentive program, shift premiums, health, dental, vision, life Apply at: ING APPROPRIATIONS FOR 2017 AND DECLARING AN
coverage, paid vacation, holidays, pension program, 401k, com- AMRI of Napoleon EMERGENCY. This Ordinance modifies appropriations
pany provided YMCA membership and tuition reimbursement. 557 E. Riverview, Napoleon during the fiscal year 2017 and declares an emergency.
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veterans and individuals with disabilities Ordinance No. 06-2017: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZ-
ING THE EXECUTION OF REMAINING REQUIREMENTS
Real Estate & Auction Help Wanted ENERGY SUPPLY SCHEDULE WITH AMERICAN MUNICI-
PAL POWER, INC. (“AMP”). This Ordinance authorizes the
ESTATE SALE - July 27 & 28 9-5pm, July 29 9-1pm. 16720 St. Rt. 109 - Ly- HELP WANTED - Class Village of Pioneer to enter into an energy supply agree-
ons, OH 43533 - This is the Estate of Mr. & Mrs. O’Neil- They owned the John Deere A CDL drivers needed in ment with American Municipal Power, Inc. for years 2021
Dealership which they closed for years. This is leftover toy inventory & personal estates Fayette OH to haul stone. through 2024 in order to provide for the electrical power
belongings. John Deere toy tractors mint in box - several cases John Deere Clothes- Home Daily Call 419-237- requirements of the Village at more favorable rates and
shirts, jackets, snowmobile suite, gloves, John Deere coolers & Misc items, John Deere 2684 between 8am-4pm. declares an emergency. All provisions of this Ordinance
#10 Dump trailer, John Deere Nascar toy cars -(Chad Little), Set of Stools, Dive tank, HELP WANTED - FAC- go into full force and effect immediately.
Bed room set, Danish Modern China cabinet, Danish modern table & chairs, dressers, TORY AND PRODUCTION
washer & dryer, upright freezer, Craftsman radial arm saw, 1966 Ford mustang misc POSITIONS - NEW HIGHER Ordinance No. 07-2017: AN ORDINANCE AMEND-
parts, Old Motor Cycle parts, Vintage Coke Machine, Radio flyer horse, Stereo system, STARTING WAGE - Look- ING APPROPRIATIONS FOR 2017 AND DECLARING AN
Amplifier Check Mate 18, Sleeper Sofa, Couch, 1960’s Futon, 1960’s display rack, Wood ing for stable, long term EMERGENCY. This Ordinance modifies appropriations
Barrels, Air Compressor, Gun racks, JD Motor Cycle helmets, WWII - Paratrooper or employment? We have during the fiscal year 2017 and declares an emergency.
Flying mans trousers, Cub Cadet push mower, Sewing Machine, Pioneer Equalizer & several full time positions All provisions of this Ordinance go into full force and ef-
Stereo, Old Bike with banana seat, 3- Wheeler -Honda 185, Willy Knights - parts & available including general fect immediately.
Book, Golf clubs, Skies, Glassware, Pots & Pans and More. View full details at Estate- labor, forklift and mainte-
Sales.NET: https://www. EstateSales.NET/OH/Lyons/ 43533/1593681. Blissfield An- nance. We are looking for Resolution No. 106-2017: A RESOLUTION ACCEPT-
tiques Mall/Estate Sale & Liquidations 517-673-6780. light to heavy lifters. Fac- ING THE AMOUNTS AND RATES AS DETERMINED BY
tory experience helpful but THE BUDGET COMMISSION AND AUTHORIZING THE
LENDER OWNED AUCTION not necessary, will train. NECESSARY TAX LEVIES AND CERTIFYING THEM TO
Shift premium for 2nd and THE COUNTY AUDITOR. The purpose of this Resolution
Online Only ABSOLUTE - Sells Regardless of Price 3rd shifts. Excellent ben- is to authorize the County Auditor to place upon the tax
efit package. We are now duplicate and collect the property taxes apportioned to
Online Only Auction Ends: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm offering a higher starting the Village of Pioneer commencing January 1, 2018. This
wage with an increase af- Resolution shall be effective at the earliest time permitted
PROPERTY #123 PROPERTY #125 ter 60 days. Please apply at by law.
2015 S Defiance Street, Archbold, Ohio 43502 1625 E Main Street, Montpelier, Ohio 43542 111 Weires Dr., Archbold,
OH 43502, fax resume to Resolution No. 107-2017: A RESOLUTION ADVANC-
36,090+/- SF on 3.9+/- Acres 36,059+/- SF on 4+/- Acres 419-446-2679 or email hr@ ING $12,000.00 FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE
Open House: July 31 and August 7 at 11:00 am Open House: July 31 and August 7 at 1:00 pm oh.lynx-nsw.com. EDA GRANT FUND, MAKING APPROPRIATION FOR THE
HELP WANTED - Pioneer ADVANCE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. This
PROPERTY #121 PROPERTY #127 Fabrication is looking to Resolution authorizes a $12,000.00 advance from the
Highway 231 South, Bloomfield, Indiana 47424 1300 Jefferson Street, Greenfield, Ohio 45123 fill two job positions. Posi- General Fund to the EDA Grant Fund for payment of ex-
tion #1 - Welder/Fabrica- penditures as incurred for the Clark Avenue Extension –
Former Pamida Store with 36,747+/- SF Former Pamida Store with 36,047+/- SF tor – 1st shift. Minimum Industrial Connector Project and declares an emergency.
on 4.6+/- Acres located in Greene County on 4.3+/- Acres located in Highland County of one year experience re- All provisions of this Resolution go into full force and ef-
quired. Experience weld- fect immediately.
PLUS OTHER ASSETS (Retail - Industrial - Restaurant) located in ing aluminum is a defi-
IA - IL - KY - PA - TX - MT - WA - on August 9 and 16 nite plus. Must be willing The complete text of the above legislation can be ob-
to perform any and all tained or viewed at the office of the Village Fiscal Officer at
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HOMETOWN ATHLETIC NEWS & PHOTOS FOR WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY SCHOOLS IN NORTHWEST OHIO

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his 12.1 innings of action he gave up eight runs, ten
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BRYAN GRADUATE … Justin Watts is continuing his involving a surgical graft when the ulnar collateral liga-
baseball career after being drafted by the Toronto Blue ment in the medial elbow is replaced with either a ten-
Jays in June. don from elsewhere from the patient’s own body, or the
use of a tendon from a tissue donation.
By: Nate Calvin
THE VILLAGE REPORTER After sitting out a year, he would pitch for North-
On Wednesday, June 14th Justin Watts had a child- ern Kentucky in the 2015 and 2016 season. During
hood dream come true when he was selected in the his time there, he had a 3-9 record in 31 appearances
37th round of the Major League Baseball draft by the including 17 starts in those two years. He pitched a
Toronto Blue Jays. Two days later Watts was headed to total of 100 innings, allowing 112 hits, 82 runs, 49
Dunedin, Florida near Clearwater to join the Blue Jays walks, and 89 strikeouts with a career earned run av-
minor league team in the Gulf Coast League. The 2012 erage of 6.57 with Northern Kentucky. Prior to his se-
graduate of Bryan High School has had his fair share of nior year Watts transferred one more time, this time to
challenges on his road to being a MLB draft pick. the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville. Watts
Watts was lightly recruited out of high school and continued to get attention from pro scouts during his
decided to begin his college career at Lincoln Trail Col- senior year with the Screaming Eagles. In 28 outings
lege in Robinson, Illinois. While there the coaches de- on the mound for Southern Indiana the right-hander
cided to work with Watts on becoming a pitcher after totaled 32.2 innings of work, allowing only 26 hits and
being mainly a catcher during his high school career. striking out 42 hitters. He finished his senior season
with a 5-2 record and seven saves to his credit.

Then it was time for the draft, knowing there were
teams interested in him. “I had talked to the Twins and
National prior to the draft so I knew they were inter-
ested”, said Watts. “As the draft went on and I wasn’t
picked yet I really thought I wasn’t going to get drafted.
“I actually missed the call from the scout, but then my
coach called and said the Blue Jays drafted me and then
my parents called and I could hear my mom screaming
in the background”, joked Watts. Two days later Watts
was in Florida to join the Blue Jays minor league team
near Clearwater. Watts is off to a great start in the mi-
nors as he has made six appearances in his brief time
with them. So far, he has pitched 11 innings, giving
up 8 hits with just 3 walks and 15 strikeouts. Watts
has a 1-1 record with one save and a 2.45 ERA as well.
Watts stated the season lasts until early September at
which at that point the team may move him to another
level of minor league play or he could remain in Florida
to participate in a player development camp that runs
from late September until early October. “You just have
to wait and see how it plays out”, commented Watts
regarding the club’s future plans for him.

Nate can be reached at
publisher @thevillagereporter.com

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Archbold ACME Baseball Back To Back State Champions

By: Nate Calvin was a 1-1 game going to the bottom of the 6th when with a record this season of 28-2.
THE VILLAGE REPORTER Archbold was able to push two runs across to take
a 3-1 lead. Defiance failed to score in the top of the Nate can be reached at
The Blue Streaks began defense of their state title 7th and Archbold was back to back state champions publisher @thevillagereporter.com
at home in Sectional play at Memorial Park. Follow-
ing an easy opening round win over Tinora 19-2 in PHOTO PROVIDED
five innings, Archbold found themselves in a battle
in the second game. After falling behind early 1-0 ACME CHAMPS … Archbold ACME baseball capped off a 28-2 season by winning their second straight state
against Patrick Henry, the Streaks rallied and came championship.
out with a 2-1 win. In Districts at Patrick Henry, the
#1 seed Blue Streaks beat Miller City 5-0 and then
Ottawa Glandorf 12-0. Archbold then defeated O-G
one more time 5-1 in the double elimination tourna-
ment to advance to the state tournament at Lima
Shawnee. After a quarterfinal win over Anthony
Wayne 4-1 the Streaks then took on Lima Shawnee
in the semifinals. The Streaks led the game 9-0 in the
top of the 7th inning when weather rolled thru Lima
and the game was suspended. However, both teams
agreed to call it a completed game and so Archbold
moved on to the state finals where they would meet
Defiance. Due to the heavy rain that went thru, the
field at Shawnee was deemed unplayable so the
championship game was moved to the new facility
at Defiance High School. This was the first time ever
that the same schools would meet in both the Jr.
ACME and ACME state final in the same season. It

Archbold Jr. ACME Baseball Wauseon & Bryan Diving
State Runners-Up Teams Compete At

By: Nate Calvin #2 seeds at the state tournament in St. GNOAC Championship Meet
THE VILLAGE REPORTER Henry. Defiance won the first two of the
series 11-0 and 9-0 thus making Arch-
The Archbold Jr. ACME baseball team bold the #2 seed. In the quarterfinals,
had lofty expectations when tournament Archbold knocked off defending state
play began. The Blue Streaks were look- champ Minster by a score of 10-1, put-
ing to add to four straight appearances ting them in the state semifinals for the
in the state semifinals. They would begin fifth straight year. In the semis, the Blue
with Districts at Tinora High School. Af- Streaks were a 3-0 winner over the host
ter an opening round win over Montpe- St. Henry to advance them to the state
lier 16-0 the Streaks then defeated Ant- finals. Awaiting them in the finals were
werp 2-1 in the winner’s bracket final of the Defiance Bulldogs, a team they had
this double elimination event. With Ant- already faced seven times this summer.
werp emerging out of the loser’s bracket, After falling behind 11-3, the Streaks at-
Archbold would have to defeat Antwerp tempted a rally by scoring five runs in
one more time for a berth in the state the 7th inning but came up short 11-8.
tournament. The Blue Streaks took care The Archbold Jr. ACME team finished
of business with a convincing 9-0 vic- the season with a record of 22-10.
tory over the Archers. Next up for them
was a best of 3 matchup with Defiance Nate can be reached at
to determine who would be the #1 and publisher@thevillagereporter.com

PHOTO PROVIDED

WAUSEON DIVING TEAM CHAMPS … Front row- Tristan Burkholder, Caden Hite,
Emma Burkholder, Kaelynn Hartsock, and Kyle Snow. 2nd row- Halle Stevens and
Carly Hite. 3rd row- Kali Albright, Alyssa Disanti, Lucas Biddle, Izaak Conrad, Elise
Eberle, Ashlyn Ledyard, Alex Schultz, Kohen Nofziger, and Nalu Neifer. Back row-
Coach Tom Burkholder, Tony Schweinhagen, Elena Pratt, Bailey McGuire, Carter
Hite, and assistant coach Alexys Carteaux.

PHOTO PROVIDED By: Nate Calvin respective age divisions (142.55), 11-12 Boys-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER helping them run away 2nd Kohen Nofziger
STATE RUNNERS-UP … Archbold Jr. ACME baseball had an outstanding summer with team title. Wauseon (104.20), 13-14 Girls-
finishing as state runners-up falling to Defiance 11-8 in the title game. The Wauseon Wahoo was first as a team with 2nd Bailey McGuire
diving team completed 218 points, followed by (140.00), 13-14 Boys-
an undefeated season Toledo Diving Club with 1st Carter Hite (130.85),
with a first place team 118 points, Bryan was 15-16 Girls- 2nd Kenne-
finish at GNOAC Cham- third with 95, and Na- dy Nation (181.45) 4th
pionship Meet on Friday poleon finished fourth Elena Pratt (120.35),
July 14th. The Indians with 65 points. 17-18 Girls- 3rd Alexys
had five individuals Carteaux (177.10), and
take first place in their Individual results for 17-18- Boys 2nd Tony
Wauseon were: 8 and Schweinhagen (211.85).
OHSAA Implements New Training For Sudden Cardiac Arrest under Girls-1st Kaelynn
Hartsock (64.05) 2nd Individual results
By: Nate Calvin Coaches (paid or volunteer) of any interscholastic Halle Stevens (62.45) for Bryan were: 11-12
THE VILLAGE REPORTER sport and who are licensed by the Department of Edu- 3rd Emma Burkholder Girls- 7th Emma Ret-
cation in the state of Ohio must review a video, read (53.40), 8 and under tig (92.75) 8th Olivia
Effective August 1st, 2017 all athletes, coaches, and an informational handout, and complete a test regard- Boys- 1st Tristan Burk- Thomas (85.45), 11-12
parents will be required to be in compliance with a new ing the nature and warning signs of cardiac arrest. For holder (81.95) 2nd Kyle Boys- 3rd Colby Smith
standard set forth by the OHSAA regarding sudden parents/guardians and student athletes they must also Snow (73.50) 4th Izaak (87.50) 4th Hayden
cardiac arrest, also known has Lindsay’s Law. Senate watch a video, review an informational handout, and Conrad (63.95) 5th Ca- Barrow-Whetro (57.45),
Bill 252 is named for national heart health advocate sign a form to be in compliance with the new law. All of den Hite (52.45), 9-10 13-14 Girls- 4th Addi-
and former Miss Ohio Lindsay Davis who suffers from these educational materials are free of charge and are Girls- 1st Alyssa Disanti son Oberlin (95.90), 13-
a heart condition and has since dedicated her career the only materials that are authorized to be in compli- (116.40) 2nd Kali Al- 14 Boys- 2nd Jonathan
to raising awareness of this potentially fatal condition. ance with the new law. bright (105.65) 3rd Alex Dorsten (130.65) 3rd
“Sudden cardiac arrest is the number one killer of stu- Schultz (93.55) 4th Car- Collin Barrow-Whetro
dent athletes,” said Davis. “At any moment, I could They can be found on the OHSAA website or check ly Hite (87.20) 5th Elise (103.45), and 15-16
have died because coaches and teachers had no idea the athletic website of your school. The latest statis- Eberle (82.80), 9-10 girls- 3rd Maggie Rettig
this was even a possibility for someone who looked as tics available show the average age that sudden cardiac Boys- 1st Lucas Biddle (148.00).
healthy as I did at that age.” Sudden cardiac arrest oc- death occurs in young athletes is 17.5 years old with (71.55) 2nd Nalu Ne-
curs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops one young athlete dying suddenly every three days in ifer (47.80), 11-12 girls- Nate can be reached at
beating, cutting off the blood flow to the brain and other the United States. 4th Ashlyn Ledyard publisher@thevillagereporter.com
vital organs. Sudden cardiac arrest is fatal if not treated
immediately, most often with a defibrillator. Nate can be reached at
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