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The Village Reporter - April 5th, 2017

The Village Reporter - April 5th, 2017

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W E E K LY N O RT H W E S T O H I O - W I L L I A M S & F U LTO N C O U N T Y N E W S

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5TH, 2017 (USPS 168-440) - VOLUME 9 EDITION 14

Williams County Prosecutor's Office Tabs Fulton County Economic Future Looks Bright

Chief Dan McGee For First Top Cop Award By: James Pruitt
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
By: Timothy Kays PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF
THE VILLAGE REPORTER While rising jobless
numbers have some MORE JOBS ... ConAgra in Archbold will be adding
Williams County Pros- on the Board of Fulton more than 100 jobs after adding a new line of products
ecutor Katherine Zartman County Commissioners at the plant.
has announced the com- concerned, the county’s
mencement of a new pro- PHOTO BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF economic development Gilroy said. “They are nation requirements.
gram in Williams County, TOP COP ... Chief Dan McGee of the Montpelier Police De- director is unfazed. kind of on a low employ- In addition to those
that being the Williams partment receives the inaugural Williams County Prose- ment scale right now. I
County Prosecutor’s Office cutor’s Office Top Cop Award from Williams County Pros- The commissioners expect give it a couple of companies and TIRC, the
Top Cop Award. Ms. Zart- ecuting Attorney, Ms. Katherine Zartman. reviewed the state unem- months and we’ll be right CIC has helped others to
man adopted the program ployment report showed back where were.” expand, Gilroy said.
after reviewing similar pro- this award. First, and espe- McGee does a good deal of Fulton County at 6.2 per-
grams in other county pros- cially notable at this time, good works for the commu- cent unemployment. Both In other news: ConAgra in Archbold is
ecutor’s offices throughout is his work in the investiga- nity, is very involved with Bill Rufenacht and Jon Four companies who adding a new line and will
Ohio. At a ceremony held tion on the 2015-2016 case those persons or programs Rupp expressed concerns are enjoying tax abate- likely bring on more than
in the East Annex on the of the aggravated murder that need help, speaks with about the high rate. ments will continue with 100 new people over the
morning of March 29, Ms. of victim Jonathon Hofner, children and...rallies help. the benefits. next couple of years, Gil-
Zartman announced the which resulted in the suc- For his exemplary service The numbers appear Commissioners ap- roy said. Worthington In-
first recipient of the new, cessful prosecution of Brad- and his 18 years with the high now, but as the proved the recommenda- dustries of Delta, who re-
quarterly award, Chief Dan ly Gilbert. A number of law Montpelier Police Depart- spring season arrives, tion of the Tax Incentive ceived a Jobs Ohio grant
McGee of the Montpelier Po- enforcement officers from ment, the Williams County those totals should go Review Council for con- for state income taxes,
lice Department. multiple departments were Prosecutor’s Office presents down, Matt Gilroy, direc- tinuances of abatements will add 26 new jobs.
instrumental early on in to Chief Dan McGee, the tor of Fulton County Eco- and an enterprise zone.
Displaying the certifi- this case, but after the flur- first the Williams County nomic Development, said. There are three com- Gerald Grain Center,
cate, Ms. Zartman said, ry of initial law enforcement Prosecutor’s Office Top Cop The answer for a higher panies with a total of four next to Worthington, is
"This is the Williams Coun- activity within the first two Award." unemployment rate could tax abatements. Fulton erecting a new grain el-
ty Prosecutor’s Office Top or three days, Chief McGee be more people entering County Processing has evator.
Cop Award. Today we are did all of the follow-up in- Ms. Zartman started the the workforce again seek- two, with Worthington
presenting the inaugural vestigation. This was an Williams County Prosecu- ing work, but most likely Steel and Quiring Real “A really nice project
Williams County Prosecu- extensive amount of work. tor’s Office Top Cop Award is the number of seasonal Estate accounting for the with a loop track right
tor’s Office Top Cop Award He did multiple search war- program to give recognition laborers still out of work, other two. off the Norfolk South-
to Montpelier Police Chief, rants, subpoenas, combing to local law enforcement he said. Aero Beech Ltd has the ern (line),” Gilroy said.
Dan McGee. This is in rec- through electronic informa- officers and their depart- enterprise zone in Dover The CIC provided a small
ognition of his work, pro- tion, conducted interviews, ments. “We intend to pres- “The unemployment Township. grant to achieve a larger
tecting and serving the and followed up on leads. ent the award to officers for rate is not seasonally ad- County Auditor Brett grant.
people of Montpelier, Ohio. Chief McGee’s work on the any kind of good work they justed, at least not local- Kolb stated in a letter the
There are two primary rea- case, in my opinion, made do—whether it’s excellent ly,” Gilroy said. “A lot of companies have met all The board approved
sons we selected Dan for a great deal of difference in work on an investigation times we will see it spike job, investment and do- the recommendation of
the outcome of the case.” or multiple investigations, in January and February the county engineer to
THIS WEEK IN or whether it’s support- and then start a down- award the bid to replace
“Secondly," Ms. Zartman ing their communities in ward trend March-April. I Bridge 25D.2 to Miller ...
THE continued, "...we wish to unique or charitable ways,” expect to see that happen
recognize Chief McGee’s ef- she said. “We are honored again.” CONTINUED ON PAGE 6
vILLAGE reporter forts in rallying the commu- to work with incredibly fine
nity to donate to allow local law enforcement officers in Gilroy expects a return
Model Train Lovers Flock To children to obtain needed Williams County, and they to the 4.0 to 4.5 percent
Holiday City For E-Sight devices. Brady Hohl deserve this recognition. unemployment range by
Special Show & KaSandra Romero are We think that it is impor- June or July. The higher
•••• two children who are legally tant to recognize police of- rate is due to the con-
blind. The E-Sight device ficers who might not always struction industry and
Brady Township Fire allows them to see in a mi- be thanked for their work. seasonal work, he said.
Department Receives raculous manner, but they Sometimes they get criti-
come at a cost of $15,000 cisms and insults instead “We have some man-
New Truck each, and insurance does of the compliments and ufacturers that manu-
•••• not cover them. The Chief, thanks that they should re- facture items for the
in addition to other work, ceive." construction industry,”
Swanton High School posted four videos on Face-
Wows With Lion King Jr. book entitled ‘How Do You "I was taught to never do CHP-Hospice Of Archbold Brings
See the World,’ educating anything 'sorta-kinda', or In Cash & Laughter At Fundraiser
•••• the community about the 'just because'," Chief McGee
Bargin Hunters Clean Up At issue, and asking the com- said. "There's always got to By: James Pruitt
Edon's Cinderalla Project Sale munity to donate to help the be a reason for the ends, THE VILLAGE REPORTER
children with the purchase and if you're going to do
•••• of the devices. His efforts something or get involved A night of auctions, fun, food and fel-
Jobless Rates For Fulton helped lead the families be- in something, you do it all lowship marked the Hospice-Beacon of
ing able to purchase the de- the way. That's just the way Hope fundraiser in Archbold, March 31.
& Willliams Counties vices for the children with that I try to do things. I may
Continue To Climb the help of the donations. not always be successful at The event was a fundraiser for CHP
This device, it is safe to say, it...but I try." Home Care and Hospice’s Archbold fac-
•••• will change their lives. Chief ulty. The event drew around 210 people
North Central School Board Timothy Kays can be reached to help keep the organization moving
Will Discuss Superintendent at tim@thevillagereporter.com forward.

Applianctants At The event featured a Chinese auc-
Next Meeting tion, a live auction, a dinner and music.

HOMETOWN ATHLETIC NEWS & PHOTOS FOR WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY SCHOOLS IN NORTHWEST OHIO CHP honored longtime chaplain,
Mona Sauder, who is moving with her
“THE HOMETOWN” husband in May to Lancaster, Pa. She
has been a part of CHP Hospice since
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5TH, 2017 A WEEKLY SPORTS PUBLICATION COURTESY OF "THE VILLAGE REPORTER" 2011.

Swanton Beats Montpelier In Early Season Contest new Medical Director Dr. Kimberly Hager-
man was introduced and a said a few
PHOTOS BY BILL O'CONNELL, STAFF Exclusively at words of encouragement. PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF
SCORE ... Montpelier's Alexis Marihugh crosses the plate
as Swanton's catcher waits for the ball. superior coverage in half the time The main focus was on Grace Eicher, EMCEE ... Gordon Schumacher of Arch-
a patient of Hospice who died Jan. 24. bold emceed the event March 31. He
new ACE HARDWARE Staff and family praised her spirit and kept the audience focused on bidding
positivity while in the process of dying. higher for items in the live auction.
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POLICE, EMS, FIRE & COURT NEWS Fulton County Economic Future Looks Bright
Brothers Construction Inc. for meeting. The other two, including one
Jackson, Shane A. (Bryan, Ohio). Count of possession of cocaine (F5), and three $305,225.50. for only $604 per mowing occurrence,
I: Trafficking in marijuana (F5). Amended counts of corrupting another with drugs The board approved a lawn mowing were automatically rejected.
Count II: Trafficking in cocaine (F5). Sen- (F2).
tencing: On Count I, sentenced to 4 years contract for $705 per mowing occur- The board approved a contract with
community control with 180 days incar- Salazar, Michelle A. (Boise, Idaho0). In- rence with Lawns N More. The contract Blausey Truck Service and Excavating
ceration at CCNO. All said days of incar- dicted for non-support of dependents (F5). will be effective from April 15 through to perform drainage improvements on
ceration suspended pending compliance Oct. 15, 2019. The contract covers 21 Ditch 2127 Branch 3e and Branch 3e3,
with terms of probation. Fined $1000. On Saylor, Zachary A. (Payne, Ohio). In- lots across the county. Dry Creek. The cost is $40,570.20.
Count II, sentenced to 4 years community dicted for non-support of dependents (F5).
Four companies submitted bids, but James can be reached at
Walker, Jakob L. (Montpelier, Ohio). only Lawns N More and Bettinger Broth- publisher@thevillagereporter.com
Indicted on one count of aggravated pos- ers Landscaping attended a mandatory
session of drugs (F5) and one count of il-
control with 180 days incarceration at legal conveyance of prohibited items onto
CCNO. All said days of incarceration sus- the grounds of a detention facility (F3).
Quadco Rehabilitation Center’spended pending compliance with terms of
Wright, Anthony I. (Napoleon, Ohio).
probation. Fined $1000. Community con- Indicted on one count of aggravated pos-
trol and incarceration sentences to run

Soup Wins People’s Choice Awardconcurrently. Ordered to pay restitution

of $170 to the Multi-Area Narcotics , all
costs of prosecution, any court appointed
counsel costs, and any supervision fees
permitted.
session of drugs (F5) and one count of as- en Cordon Bleu.
sault (F5). Abell also discussed

It should be noted that an indictment with the Members the
is only an accusation and that all defen- need to actively recruit
dants listed are presumed innocent until additional Board Mem-
and unless proven guilty in a court of law. bers. Abell asked the
Members to discuss the
Powell, Timothy E. Jr. (Stryker, Ohio). FULTON COUNTY TRAFFIC need with residents of
(Amended). Illegal assembly or posses- Bartels, Allyson E. (Liberty Center, their communities to pro-
sion of chemicals for the manufacture of Ohio). Failure to control. Fine: $102; mote interest in joining
drugs (F3). Sentenced to 5 years commu- Costs: $80. the volunteer Non-Profit
nity control with 180 days incarceration Elling, Chad T. (Wauseon, Ohio). Traffic Board.
at CCNO. All said days of incarceration device. Fine: $37; Costs: $88.
suspended pending compliance with the Esterline, David A. Jr. (Wauseon, Ohio). The Board also heard
conditions of probation. Fined $1000 and 66/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80. the annual independent
ordered to pay all costs of prosecution, Etue, Samuel E. (Metamora, Ohio). audit report presented
any court appointed counsel costs, and 70/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80. by Jim Rensi, CPA of
any supervision fees permitted. Frost, Nathaniel X. (Wauseon, Ohio).

WILLIAMS COUNTY CIVIL 42/25 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80. Luderman & Konst Inc.,
For: City of Bryan (Taxes). Against: Incorvaia, Allison R. (Swanton, Ohio). Defiance, Ohio. Rensi in-
Brown, Tammy (Bryan, Ohio). $90.87. formed the Board that the
For: Drs. Behringer, Herman, and Eck- Stop sign. Fine: $102; Costs: $80. PHOTO PROVIDED “financial condition of the
hardt (Bryan, Ohio). Against: Thompson, Jackson, Thomas K. (Wauseon, Ohio). organization is stable and
Leslie (Edgerton, Ohio). $1089.41. PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD ... Pictured above are (left improved from the pre-
For: Drs. Behringer, Herman, and Eck- Stop sign. Fine: $37; Costs: $80. to right): Shannon Zellers, QRC Program Manager; Jer- vious year.” Rensi went
Jordan, Robert M. (Swanton, Ohio). emiah Brace, from QRC; Melissa Dean, QRC Program on to state that the au-
Supervisor; Jodi Thompson, from QRC; and Dana Frit-
Failure to register vehicle. Fine: $12;
Costs: $80.
hardt (Bryan, Ohio). Against: Weber, Da- Knipp, Todd (Napoleon, Ohio). Assured ch, QRC Program Supervisor, proudly showing off the dit findings resulted in a
vid (Hicksville, Ohio) and Weber, Chris- “Apron Award”. “clean opinion”.
tina (Hicksville, Ohio). $2454.07. clear distance ahead. Fine: $102; Costs:
$88. Quadco’s Employ-
For: Hulbert, Brian (Bryan, Ohio). ment Services Manager,
Against: Muris Trucking, LLC (Grand Lantz, Tommy R. (Delta, Ohio). 69/55 Stryker – A focus on seeking. “We’ve always
Rapids, Michigan). $6000. speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80. Community Employment done that and will contin- Rachel Lange, told the
and Integration were ue to expand the oppor- Board Members that
Malosh, Cheryl K. (Delta, Ohio). 79/55 Northwest Employment
speed. Fine: $77; Costs: $80. among the priorities dis- tunities for community
WILLIAMS COUNTY INDICTMENTS McDonnall, Christoher J. (Delta, Ohio). cussed during the Annual employment and activi- Services is currently serv-
A Williams County Grand Jury con- Planning Session held at ties as well as assisting ing 38 individuals in job
vened on March 22, 2017 and returned Red light. Fine: $37; Costs: $80. Quadco Rehabilitation the individual’s planning placement services. Indi-
indictments against 12 individuals on a Nadolny, Brian S. (Delta, Ohio). Seat Center’s regular monthly team to identify obstacles viduals receive services
total of 24 different charges. Those indict- meeting Tuesday after- preventing integration.” ranging from job search/
ed include: belt – driver. Fine: $30; Costs: $43. noon. development and coach-
Allen, Jerold E. (No address). Indicted Newsome, Amberlee M. (Liberty Center, On the topic of inte- ing to follow along/reten-
for failure to notify change of address (F3). “We remain focused gration, Abell shared with tion. Lange told the Board
Baldridge, Matthew R. (Deshler, Ohio). Ohio). Seat belt – driver. Fine: $30; Costs: on assisting individu- the Board Members that that a program partici-
Indicted on one count of aggravated traf- $51. als to integrate into their Quadco participated in pant was recently hired
ficking in drugs (F3) and two counts of as- communities and achieve the Henry County Board at Sauder Woodworking
sault (F5s). Ruffer, Marsha A. (Stryker, Ohio). Turn their goals”, said Quad- of DD’s, Hope Services in Archbold. Lange also
Brown, Edward L. Jr. (Newport, Ari- signals. Fine: $102; Costs: $88. co Executive Director, Soup Challenge and won shared with the Board
zona). Indicted for non-support of depen- Bruce Abell. Abell told 1st place in the People’s that a group of individu-
dents (F5). Silveous, Brenda K. (Delta, Ohio). No the members of Quadco’s Choice Category for the als will be attending a lo-
Burkhard, Larry J. Jr. (Montpelier, operator’s license. Fine: $100; Costs: $80. Board of Directors that second year in a row. The cal job fair in April.
Ohio). Indicted for domestic violence (F3). an important part of the soup was prepared and The next regular meet-
Hygema, Andrew J. (Elkhart, Indiana). Smith, Shirley H. (Wauseon, Ohio). Im- organization’s plan is to served by participants ing of the Non-Profit
Indicted for carrying a concealed weapon proper backing. Fine: $102; Costs: $88. offer a responsive employ- and staff from the Stryk- Board will be April 25,
(F4). ment program that helps er facility’s Food Service 2017 in the Stryker facil-
Miller, Shelby N. (Bryan, Ohio). Indict- Tipping, Elijah D. (Berkey, Ohio). 67/55 people secure the type of program. The soup en- ity conference room.
ed for assault (F5). speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80. employment that they are tered this year was Chick-
Phillips, Mark A. (Bryan, Ohio). Indict- INFORMATION PROVIDED
ed on two counts of violating a protection Westfall, Anya (Swanton, Ohio). Failure
order (F5s). to control. Fine: $102; Costs: $80.
Pryslak, Nicholas J.P. (Montpelier,
Wisniewski, William D. (Swanton, Ohio).
Seat belt – driver. Fine: $30; Costs: $43.

FULTON COUNTY CRIMINAL
Flores, Jesus L. (Archbold, Ohio). Win-
ter parking. Fine: $77; Costs: $78.
Bridge Replacement Bids Come InOhio). Indicted on one count of traffick-
ing in heroin (F5), one count of aggravated FULTON COUNTY CIVIL Low For Fulton County Project
trafficking in drugs (F4), one count of pos- For: Credit Adjustments, Inc. (Defiance,
session of heroin (F5), one count of aggra- Ohio). Against: Wood, Inga (Swanton,
vated possession of drugs (F5), one count Ohio). $3208.56.
By: James Pruitt The engineer’s estimate is
$1,426,633.85. Bids are due by 9:30
Brady Township Fire Department THE VILLAGE REPORTER a.m. April 18 at the commissioners’
Receives New Truck Four bids were opened for the re- room at the Fulton County Administra-
placement project of Bridge 25D.2 at the tion room.
PHOTO & INFORMATION PROVIDED Board of Fulton County Commissioners
March 28, 2017. The commissioners approved a
NEW TRUCK ... The Brady Township Fire Department is pleased to announce the The bids ranged from $305,000 to countywide emergency operations plan
arrival of a new fire truck. The 2017 Freightliner chassis has an E-One pumper, $363,000. County Engineer Frank On- promulgation statement. The document
an all stainless steel body, and was built to the specifications provided by the fire weller will review the bids and report authorizes the delegation of duties to all
department. The fire department is looking forward to the truck being the frontline back to the board. county personnel and departments be-
responding fire engine in just a few weeks. Ten people witnessed the bid open- fore, during and after an emergency or
ing. disaster.
The bids received included:
• Miller Brothers Construction of The commissioners approved the fol-
Archbold: $305,255.50. lowing transfer of funds requests:
• Geddis Paving and Excavating
of Toledo: $306,448. The county clerk’s office requested
• R. G. Zachrich Construction of $2,500 to purchase new chairs and car-
Defiance: $316,001.14 pet protectors.
• Vernon Nagel of Napoleon:
$363,199.75. The Drug Court has created two new
The engineer’s estimate was lines and asked for $800 for supplies.
$385,000.
The commissioners also approved The Probation office asked for $2,321
advertisements for the 2017 asphalt re- for equipment.
surfacing projects.
The board authorized the transfer
of $5,000 for Vehicle Supplies-Mainte-
nance.

James can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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6 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, April 5th, 2017


Swanton High School Wows With Lion King Jr.

By: Bill O’Connell approximately $7000. Worth every penny. ing tandem providing comic relief. Mikayla Rochelle flit-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER The show opens with the birth of Simba (Kaden Curtis) ted around the stage dispensing sage wisdom and sang a
wonderful solo.
Julie Zedlitz, the 27-year choir and musical director to the reigning lion king Musafa (Ronnie Lunsford). As
for Swanton High and Middle Schools, considered several Simba grows he is counseled by his father and the sha- Ronnie Lunsford was regal and commanding as the
productions that she knew would be entertaining, fun for man Rafiki (Mikayla Rochelle) and taught to understand Lion King while Joey Webb as his evil and ambitious
the students, and serve to celebrate her 25th consecutive he will one day take his father’s place in the Circle of Life brother Scar was brilliant with his deep and intimidat-
year in directing Swanton’s spring musical. For her sil- as ruler of Pride Lands. However, secretly plotting against ing voice. Golden-voiced Ally Hendricks gave a moving
ver anniversary, she decided to choose a production that them is Musafa’s brother Scar (Joey Webb). performance of the show’s signature song, “Can You Feel
would be fit for a king, and selected The Lion King Jr. the Love Tonight” and displayed a natural chemistry with
Eventually, Scar kills Musafa, chases off Simba with Ricky Alfsen as Simba.
It is a story almost as old as time itself, a power strug- the help of wild hyenas and takes over the throne. Simba
gle within a family to rule over a kingdom, involving de- escapes to another land, befriends Timon (Abby Arnold) The supporting cast did a commendable job with their
ceit, treachery and murder. In the end however, good and Pumbaa (Justin Niday) who help him mature and is singing and choreography. If there were any mistakes
triumphs over evil and along the way true love is found. eventually reunited with his childhood friend Nala (Ally made on stage they were transparent to the audience and
Hendricks). Nala, along with Rafiki, convince the now the pit orchestra, under the direction of Samantha Pre-
The production is an edited version of Broadway’s The mature Simba (Ricky Alfsen) to return home and claim isner, was on key all evening in between each of the 13
Lion King which was first staged in 1997 and was adapted his rightful place as the legitimate lion king. Simba goes scenes.
from Walt Disney’s Oscar-winning animated movie of the back and defeats Scar in battle and banishes his uncle
same name, released in 1994. “I’ve wanted to do this for a from Pride Lands forever. The early demand for tickets was so strong Ms. Zedlitz
few years but the costumes were not available,” explained converted the Thursday night dress rehearsal into an ac-
Ms. Zedlitz. “They come from a company in New York and More impressive than the costuming and make-up in tual show. “We’ve never had four shows before,” she said.
I was finally able to get them this year.” this production was the abundance of talent contained “Not ever.” Given all the accolades, a return engagement
in the large cast. Two middle schoolers, Apple Fontana of The Lion King Jr. to Swanton High School may not be
Anyone who has seen this musical would understand as young Nala and Kaden Curtis as young Simba per- too many years away.
why costumes would be a complicated issue. They are formed beyond their years. Abby Arnold as Timon and
elaborate, detailed, stunningly impressive and, with a Justin Niday as Pumbaa were great as an acting and sing- Bill O’Connell may be reached at
cast of over 100, “not cheap”, coming in with a price tag of publisher@thevillagereporter.com

PHOTOS BY BILL O’CONNELL, STAFF

RETURN HOME ... Nala tries to convince Simba (Ricky
Alfsen) to return to his homeland.

APPRECIATION ... Julie Zedlitz receives flowers from
TRUE KING ... Rafki (Mikayla Rochelle) tells Simba SOLO ... Simba’s love interest Nala (Ally Hendricks) the grateful cast after her 25th consecutive years di-
that he is the true King of Pride Land. sings a solo. recting Swanton’s Spring musical.

FAMILY ... The Lion King Mufasa (Ronnie Lunsford) and his wife Sarabi (Khloe
Yunker).
LKJ1 –
BAD ADVICE ... Musafa’s evil brother Scar (Joey Webb) gives poor advice to his
nephew, young Simba (Kaden Curtis).

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ELEPHANTS ... Elephants on display were an example of the elaborate costuming SONG & DANCE ... Timon (Abby Arnold), left and Pumbaa were a great song and
and make-up. dance tandem.

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Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 11


Bargain Hunters Clean Up At Edon’s Cinderella Project Sale

By: James Pruitt Inside the band room, there were PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF
THE VILLAGE REPORTER racks of gowns and dresses separated
by colors. There were racks of reds, pur- COORDINATORS ... Two Edon High School teachers, Pam Rupp and Annette Peck-
Shoppers came by twos and threes ple, green, black and brown. There were ham, coordinated the event. Rupp’s first husband died in 2002 from cancer. The
to the annual Cinderella Project at Edon some pastels thrown in. These went for family was helped by Cancer Assistance of Williams County.
High School April 1. $10.

The sale is a fundraiser for Cancer Accessories such as shoes went for $2
Awareness of Williams County and a way a pair, while jewelry and scarves were $1.
for area girls to get a quality prom dress
for $10. The low prices brought the Richmond
family of Pioneer in to check out the in-
Two Edon High School teachers, Pam ventory. This was the first time for Chris
Rupp and Annette Peckham coordinate and Linda Richmond and their daughter
the event. They were assisted by several Alex to visit the sale.
high school students.
“Let’s face it, when dresses cost
The event is also a reading of the state $100-$200, you go for a bargain,” Linda
of the economy, Rupp said. When times Richmond said.
are tight, the crowd is large, and when
times are good, the shoppers are few, she Support Cancer Assistance is per-
said. sonal for Rupp. Her first husband had
cancer in 2000 and they came to know
This year the economy must be doing the organization.
well.
Cancer Assistance pays the bills the
In leaner times, the event might bring insurance companies won’t Rupp said.
in $1,500 with a line out the door, Rupp That includes medicines, co-pays and
said. At the sale this past Saturday, even gas to get to a doctor.
shoppers were few.
In the early 2000s there were no lo-
“I told the girls if we make $350 I will cal cancer doctors, so that meant trips to
feel pretty good,” Rupp said. Toledo, Rupp said.

The Cinderella Project hosted a fash- “They help in a lot of different ways,”
ion show Friday night and brought in Rupp said. “They pay for wigs.”
$85. A basketball event in Bryan likely
brought the numbers down in Edon, James Pruitt may be reached at
Peckham said. publisher@thevillagereporter.com

SHOPPING ... Alex Richmond of Pioneer shops for a dress at the Cinderella Project PERFECT DRESS ... Moms and daughters came out to Edon High School to shop
sale at Edon High School, April 1. Alex came with her parents, Chris and Linda at the Cinderella Project where dresses went for $10 and shoes for $2 a pair. The
Richmond. sale took place April 1.

Stryker Local Board Of
Education Meets For
Brief Regular Session

By: Timothy Kays TEAM WORK ... Several Edon High School juniors and seniors helped at the Cinderella Project. Back row from
THE VILLAGE REPORTER left, Eliza Zulch, senior; Shaylee Manahan, senior, Sarah Lemmon, senior; Hannah Kaylor, senior; Samantha
Trausch, senior; Alyssa Maier, senior. Front row, Kailee Mitchell, juniors; Karissa Sonneberger, senior; Jacklyn
Members of the Stryker Local Board of Educa- Dargitz, junior; Alyson Bergdall, senior; Paige Schaftner, senior. Kneeling, Thor Dunkle, junior.
tion convened over a light agenda on the evening
of March 27.

General Fund activity for the month of February
showed a cash balance of $3,661,903.82, with to-
tal revenues of $300,099.13 and total expenditures
of $385,650.66. The Board accepted donations of
$100.00 from the Williams County Farm Bureau
and $250.00 from the Williams County Beef Pro-
ducers for the Stryker FFA, $25.00 from the Black
Arts Council for the Art Show, and $150.00 for the
Post Prom from Kamco Industries.

Principal David Schultz reported that the State
AIR testing will run from April 4 until May 9. The
third grade reading and ELA (English Language
Arts) test will be administered on April 11, with
midterms coming up on April 19.

The Board approved an agreement for services
for the 2018-18 year with the Northwest Ohio edu-
cation Service Center (NwOESC), then adjourned
into executive session for the discussion of employ-
ment, and preparation for negotiations with em-
ployees pertaining to compensation or conditions
of employment. No action was taken during the ex-
ecutive session.

Timothy Kays can be reached at
tim@thevillagereporter.com

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Edon’s Cinderella Project Prom Dress Sale Held

By: Angi Campos rowed by David’s Bridal a free-will donation that
THE VILLAGE REPORTER in Ft Wayne, Indiana with will be added to the final
prices ranging from $99- tally of funds that will be
Prom dresses and ac- $450. The gowns donated donated to Cancer Assis-
cessories can be very and for sale, were sold tance of Williams County.
costly. Hundreds of dol- for just $10 on Saturday
lars for sequins, tulle, April 1. The admission Angi Campos can be
satin, peek-a-boo styles, for the fashion show was reached at
chandelier earrings, se-
quin crusted clutches, publisher@thevillagereporter.com
stilettos, tanning packag-
es, hair and nail appoint- LADIES MAN … Thor Dunkel escorts models Alyssa Maier, Sarah Lemmon and
ments...and the list can Karissa Sonneberger at the finale of the fashion show.
go on.
PHOTOS BY ANGI CAMPOS, STAFF
13 years ago, a vision
by the late Robin Span- STUNNER … Samantha Trausch models a beautiful
gler brought the Cinder- gown as she is escorted by Lucas Joice.
ella Project to fruition.
Ever since the birth of
that vision, the students
and teachers at Edon
High School have made
the Cinderella Project an
annual event.

Hundreds of prom
dresses, shoes, acces-
sories, hand bags and
jewelry are donated to be
sold at a minimal cost.
The proceeds, which have
totaled over $10,000 over
the years, are most of-
ten donated to charitable
causes such as Cancer
Assistance of Williams
County and the Make A
Wish Foundation. The
gowns are pre-owned, but
still in excellent condi-
tion. With the rising cost
of the dresses and ac-
cessories, the Cinderella
Project allows the hardly-
worn prom gowns to be
up-cycled to a new owner
to make new memories in.

The Cinderella Proj-
ect kicked off on March
31 with a fashion show
of gowns that were bor-

FLORAL IS IN … Sarah Lemmon models CHIC STYLE … Samantha Hunt mod-
a Morgan & Co. gown courtesy of Da- els an illusion gown courtesy of David’s
vid’s Bridal during the Cinderella project Bridal for the evening.
fashion show.

Williams County SWCD Offers Pond Clinic

Need help managing your pond? Would you like to improve it, but don’t know how.
Well then attend a Pond Clinic on Monday, April 17, and have Steve Fender answer all
your questions. Steve and his sister Cheryl grew up helping their parents run Fender’s
Fish Hatchery and they now manage the hatchery. From his lifetime of experiences he
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pond to farm pond management to a big lake, Steve has the answers to your questions
such as the calendar of pond life, stocking recommendations, fish species, aeration,
oxygen, wildlife and your pond, weed control, and more.
DRESS OF COMFORT The Pond Clinic is sponsored by the Williams Soil & Water Conservation District
... Karissa Sonneberger (SWCD) and OSU Extension Williams County. It will be held in the Williams SWCD
dons a stunning royal meeting room at 1120 West High Street in Bryan starting at 4:30 p.m. with a hot dog
blue Morgan & Co illusion roast. There is no charge to attend this event.
gown that appears to be a For reservations contact the Williams SWCD at 419-636-9395 Ext 3 or 419-636-
2 piece, but is actually a
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and tulle dress courtesy of David’s Bridal.
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Hilltop Elementary School Graduates Dare Class Of 2017

PHOTOS BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF
D.A.R.E. ... Williams County Deputy Paul McCord speaks the DARE graduation ceremony at Hilltop Elementary School, March 29. The Hilltop class had 42 students. Countywide,
about 500 students have taken the DARE course this year, he said.

about the situation and as watched the girl ride out to.”
learned there was nothing the storm, she said. The students lined up
they could do except let the
girl ride out the drug’s ef- Bernath applauded the to receive their certificates
fects. students for coming up by class, with Dan Hurd’s
with interesting strategies class going first and Mi-
The girl had grabbed her to relieve stress. chelle Steffes following.
legs and screamed she was
going to die, Bernath said. “Taking a nap works James Pruitt may be
So they all had to stay there every time,” Bernath said. reached at
“Find someone you can talk
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

ESSAYS ... Hilltop fifth-graders Pagan Zuver, Ingrid Hoffman, Shealyn Martin and Cade SALT SALE!
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SUPERINTENDENT SHARES .... Hilltop Superintendent Larry Long addressed the audi-
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ing and teaching students to ward off opportunities to take drugs.

By: James Pruitt the truth: tool to have in the schools.” Convenient, Self
THE VILLAGE REPORTER “The drug problem is Hilltop had 42 students, Serve Purified Water

Forty-two fifth graders real,” Long said. but across all the public 24 hours/day
graduated from DARE at Long talked about the schools and two private only 25¢ gallon at
Hilltop School March 29, as schools, there were about
parents and grandparents reality of drugs in the 500 students involved this both locations
looked on. county when related the year, McCord said. The
news that a teenager in the changes in approach have Your Pond Water
DARE stands for Drug Edgerton community had been a result of the inter- Specialists!
Awareness Resistance Ed- taken their life. The loss of net’s influence in society,
ucation. This is the fourth someone so young is fright- he said. • Pond Chemicals
school year the program ening when thinking about • Fountains
has been offered to Wil- the potential joys that were “We are spending 11 les- • Aeration
liams County fifth graders. sacrificed. sons on how to make better • Filters
decisions, how to recognize • Whole House
The course is taught While many will ask and handle stresses,” Mc-
by Deputy Paul McCord of why, Long encouraging the Cord said. “And the chal- Treatment
the Williams County Sher- students to go to an adult lenges that will confront Systems
iff’s Office. McCord came if they are having troubles. them, whether it be peer
to West Unity once a week pressure, the drugs that West Unity, OH • 419-924-5585
for 11 weeks to the ach the For McCord DARE is a are out there, whatever it
45-minute class. relatively new experience. will be.” Wauseon, OH • 419-335-5585
Five years ago there was
The students spent a no DARE program and he Since it has come back, Serving 21 counties in Ohio, Michigan
long time receiving instruc- didn’t have DARE growing DARE has been taught to and Indiana with Ohio made products.
tion on how to make good up. 2,500 students in the coun-
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thwart offers to do drugs, Sheriff Steve Towns in- communities, West Unity is
drink alcohol or smoke to- troduced the program into one of the best, he said.
bacco. They were required Williams County five years
to write an essay and the ago after a lengthy hiatus, Other officials in at-
four best were brought up McCord said. When the tendance were West Unity
front to read theirs to the sheriff asked for names, Police Chief JR Jones and
audience. McCord put his name in Mayor Peg Bernath.
the hat.
McCord said the essays Bernath told the audi-
were so well written it was The challenges of today’s ence about her work as a
hard to select a winner. youth are vastly different volunteer for EMS. She en-
from when today’s parents couraged the students to
The essays dealt mostly and grandparents were talk to someone when they
with a fact learned in class growing up. The new DARE are in trouble.
(cigarettes have 200 chemi- program reflects those
cals) or ways to beat stress. changes, McCord said. She shared a story of
The strategies ranged from being out on a run when
taking a nap to playing bas- DARE began in Williams they came to a house where
ketball or sewing. County in 1983 and ran a teenage girl had tried to
strong for 20 years, McCord overdose on pills. The crew
Superintendent Larry said. The foundation laid in radioed central dispatch
Long opened the ceremo- that initial phase is still felt
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support the students. local leaders began to ask Tuesday, April 11th at 5:00 PM
about restarting the pro-
From the local commu- gram. Fulton County Health Center
nity up through the state, Beck Meeting Room B, ground floor
there is a terrible drug “Mr. Long and a lot of
problem afflicting the peo- the leaders in the county Cost: Free
ple, Long said. Sooner or are realizing we’re facing
later that problem will have a lot of issues out there,”
to be addressed, he said. McCord said. “Drug issues
and other issues.”
“Unfortunately that’s
probably not going to be the It is supported financial-
case,” Long said. ly through local community
donations.
The message needs to
be constantly shared. Many “I am not saying we are
still don’t want to accept going to solve all the other
issues, but DARE is a good

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MAYOR ... West Unity Peg Bernath addresses the gradu- Fulton County Health Center Fulton County
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FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES Pastor’s Ponderings
BY: REX STUMP - “ARE YOU BLIND?”

BY: PASTOR STEVE WILMOT - “THE BIBLE: WHY?”

“Are you blind ref?” listen? We know that “mind” we discover that The Bible is the best-selling book these words of mine and puts them
“Come on, anyone can certain drugs will de- Paul is referring to a of all time. into practice is like a wise man who
see that was a foul!” stroy the body and mind, person’s thoughts, opin- built his house on the rock…But ev-
“That’s holding, didn’t and yet people choose ions, feelings, beliefs, But why do we buy it and read it? eryone who hears these words of mine
you see it?” Have those to engage in destructive or views that a person What is its purpose? and does not put them into practice is
words ever come out of habits. Are they blind to holds. Simply put, Sa- like a foolish man who built his house
your mouth at a sport- the truth? tan has intentionally Is it a manual giving us rules and on sand” (Matthew 7.24, 26).
ing event? If you attend blinded people from see- regulations to show us what good
athletic events, you will What if you try to con- ing a correct view of the things we need to do to get to heaven? “For whoever does the will of my
most likely hear fans vince someone that there way things are. Father in heaven is my brother and
proclaim that the official is a God, who loves them, Is it little more than a text for sister and mother” (Matthew 12.50).
is blind because no pen- and sent His Son Jesus This is why some preachers and teachers to get their
alty was called. Christ to save them... people we know seem next sermon or Bible lesson? “Jesus told them, ‘Go and do like-
and yet they refuse to blind to the truth that wise’” (Luke 10.37).
Sometimes I feel believe? Why won’t they surrounds them. They Is it the source for information and
the same way towards believe or even listen to don’t see the value for obscure tidbits so we can impress “Blessed rather are those who hear
people, when they pull our words? Maybe, they having faith, or the truth people around us with how knowl- the word of God and obey it” (Luke
out in front of me on are blind to the truth. that God loves them. edgeable we are in Bible facts? 11.28).
the highway. “Are you
blind?” “Didn’t you see 2 Corinthians 4:4 As Christians, it is Is it something we feel obligated “Now that you know these things,
me coming?” says, “The god of this age time for us to live with to read because we know that “good you will be blessed if you do them”
has blinded the minds of our eyes wide open to Christians” read their Bibles and (John 13.17).
What about if you unbelievers, so that they what is taking place “bad Christians” don’t?
know something is true cannot see the light of around us! The sin we “If anyone loves me, he will obey
or possibly dangerous the gospel that displays see around us is de- Or is it something else? Something my teaching…He who does not love
and you try to warn peo- the glory of Christ, who stroying lives! Quit clos- bigger? me will not obey my teaching” (John
ple, but they just won’t is the image of God.” ing your eyes to these 14.23-24).
things, thinking they Before we can discover its purpose,
Paul chose a special won’t harm anyone. Sin we need to understand God’s objec- If you walk out of church after
Greek word for blind, destroys. Pray that you tive for every believer because the Bi- hearing the sermon or out of a small
“tuphloo,” which doesn’t see the truth. ble has a central role in it. group Bible study and you are not
mean unable to see, ready to obey what you have heard,
rather it means someone More importantly, we God’s objective for you and me is you have missed the mark.
who has been intention- need to pray for those clearly revealed in Romans 8.29 when
ally blinded by someone who are not Christians! Paul writes, “For God knew his peo- If after digging into the Word on
else. Someone has in- Sin is destroying them ple in advance, and he chose them to your own, you are not being trans-
tentionally removed the too! Maybe you don’t become like his Son, so that his Son formed into the likeness of Jesus, you
eyes and permanently want to offend them would be the firstborn among many have missed the mark.
blinded them. or you want to respect brothers and sisters.”
their choices. Respect- The ultimate goal of digging into
Paul says that the ing their choices won’t God’s objective is to transform ev- the Word is not information. Fact is,
god of this age, referring get them out of hell. ery believer into christlikeness. That the Bible says giving people more Bi-
to Satan, has intention- Tolerating their beliefs we think like Jesus, feel like Jesus, ble knowledge can cause pride to de-
ally blinded the minds of won’t stop Satan from talk like Jesus, prioritize like Jesus, velop. I’ve seen that happen, haven’t
unbelievers. Satan has destroying their life eter- value what Jesus values, respond to you?
intentionally blinded nally. Pray that their people and difficult situations like Je-
the minds of unbeliev- eyes are opened to the sus, and act like Jesus. The ultimate goal isn’t instruction
ers. Again, in studying truth. Pray for those we either. When you get into the Word,
the meaning of the word love who are blinded by The primary way – not the only you will be instructed by God about
Satan. way, but the primary way – God trans- things in your attitude or actions that
Christian Motorcyclists Association forms us daily into christlike charac- need to be changed. You’ll learn how
Let’s make the most ter and conduct is the Bible. When we God wants you to live. You’ll be given
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May the light of God let the Word get deeply into us so that ed in how to find peace and happi-
in Archbold shine from us and pen- we are transformed to be more like ness and purpose in life.
All are Welcome. etrate the darkness. Jesus.
But there is more to Bible read-
For more reading, Is that your aim when you dig into ing or study than instruction or in-
check out John 1:1-12, the Word? formation. The goal is transformation
Matthew 5:14-16, and I that comes about when we take what
John 2:1-11. Or is it to just check it off your we’ve read and obey it.
spiritual to-do list? To gain more
information? To have something to Jesus’ half-brother James nailed
share with someone else? it succinctly when we wrote: “Do not
merely listen to the word and so de-
If you read with life transformation ceive yourselves. Do what it says”
as your goal, the result will be that (James 1.22).
you will be more obedient to what you
read. Your reading won’t be discon- So here is my suggestion: Later to-
nected with the rest of your day. In- day or tomorrow when you sit down
stead, it will be central to everything to read your Bible, or this weekend
else that happens through the day. when you go to church to hear your
pastor’s sermon, ask God to speak to
It’s interesting to realize that Je- you about what he wants you to do.
sus challenged those he taught to do Where is God pointing out an area
something as a result of hearing him that you need to take an action step
teach them God’s Word. In fact, it was to become more like Jesus?
more than a challenge. It was what he
continually expected from them. Don’t just listen and read, then
walk away unchanged.
“Not everyone who says to me,
‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of Listen and read, then get up to obey
heaven, but only he who does the will something God has spoken to you so
of my Father who is in heaven” (Mat- that your life can be transformed into
thew 7.21) the likeness of Jesus.

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Swanton Scores In Seventh, Downs Montpelier 15-14

PHOTOS BY BILL O’CONNELL, STAFF

JV Softball Hilltop 18, New Richmond 17
A walk-off single led to the Lady Ca-
Hilltop 29, Anderson 7 dets victory. The game was tied at 17
Four RBI by Stefanie Weaver helped with the Cadets batting in the bottom of
lead the Cadets past Anderson. Weaver the seventh when Katie Smith singled in
drove in runs on a single in the first in- the winning run. Despite falling behind
ning, a single in the third and, a single in by seven runs in the sixth inning, New
the fourth. The Cadets scored on a walk, Richmond fought their way back into the
a wild pitch, a single by Weaver, a walk, contest. New Richmond scored 10 runs
and a wild pitch in the first inning. Hill- in pursuit on 4 singles, some errors and
top scored nine runs in the second in- a couple walks
ning. The inning’s outburst was thanks Hilltop scored six runs in the fourth
to an error, a wild pitch, three walks in inning. The big inning was thanks to a
a row then a triple by Kennadi McCain. single by Ashlyn Figy, a single by Mady
Katie Smith earned the win for Hilltop. Underwood, and a home run by Emmi
She went 4 innings, allowing seven runs, Ryan. Smith earned the win for Hilltop.
four hits, and striking out six. At the She pitched four innings, allowing six
plate the Lady Cadets collected 12 hits. earned runs while striking out two. Au-
Weaver, Mady Underwood and Smith drey Funkhouser started the game for
each collected multiple hits for the Ca- Hilltop. She pitched three innings, sur-
dets. McCain went 1 for 3 at the plate as rendering two earned runs, and striking
she led the team with five RBI. out one. The Hilltop offense belted 19
hits during the game.

"THE HOMETOWN HUDDLE"

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

GABE FREEMAN ALLY TEFFT JR. HIGH TRACK ACTION
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Boys Jr. High Track Girls Jr. High Track
Gabe Freeman (Delta) In two Ally Tefft (Wauseon) Tefft led the
games Freeman collected Lady Indians with her bat in a game Tue., March 28th, 2017 Tue., March 28th, 2017
against Hilltop. Tefft’s home run and
five stolen bases to go with four hits double enabled Wauseon to squeak
in a double header with
North Baltimore. out a 6-5 win.

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Wauseon Wins Double Header At Hilltop

PHOTOS BY BILL BRAY, STAFF

SPRING 2017 Sports Schedules

april 7 - 13

BASEBALL SOFTBALL TRACK & FIELD
(Apr 7) Ayersville @ Archbold (Apr 7) Anthony Wayne @ Archbold (Apr 6) Cardinal Stritch/Toledo Chris-
(Apr 7) Bryan @ Bellevue (Mercy Field)
(Apr 7) Fairview @ Edon tian/Waite @ Delta
(Apr 7) Fayette @ Fairview (Apr 7) Fayette @ Cardinal Stritch (Apr 7) Bryan/Delta/Fayette @ Ever-
(Apr 7) Hicksville @ Edon
(Apr 7) Wauseon @ Pettisville (Apr 7) Paulding @ Montpelier green Invitational
(Apr 8) Ayersville @ Stryker (DH) (Apr 7) Wauseon @ Pettisville (Apr 7) Archbold/Hilltop/Montpelier/
(Apr 8) Bryan/Upper Arlington @ Defi- (Apr 8) Archbold/Crestview @ Parkway North Central/Pettisville/Swanton @
(Apr 8) Delta @ Hilltop (DH)
ance (Apr 8) Edgerton @ Montpelier (DH) Tinora Eisenhart Invitational
(Apr 8) Edgerton @ Hamilton (DH) (Apr 7) Wauseon @ Bowling Green Bob-
(Apr 8) Edon @ Fremont
(Apr 8) Edon @ Paulding (DH) (Apr 8) Stryker @ Fairview (DH) cat Invitational
(Apr 8) Elmwood @ Archbold (Apr 8) Swanton @ North Central (DH) (Apr 8) Edon @ Hamilton Invitational
(Apr 8) Hilltop @ Holgate (DH) (Apr 8) Tinora @ Wauseon (DH) (Apr 11) Antwerp/Ottoville/Stryker @
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(Apr 10) Tinora @ Edon (Apr 10) Montpelier @ Holgate (Apr 11) Delta/Montpelier @ Wauseon
(Apr 10) Wauseon @ Swanton (Apr 10) Patrick Henry @ Swanton
(Apr 11) Bryan @ Central Catholic (Apr 11) Edon/Hicksville/Hilltop @
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(Apr 11) Edon @ Hilltop (Apr 13) Delta @ Springfield Invitational
(Apr 11) Pettisville @ North Central (Apr 11) Edon @ Hilltop (Apr 13) Edgerton/Edon/Fayette/Pet-
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PHOTOS COURTESY OF BILL PACAK JV SOFTBALL ... Front row: Lydia Yoder, Kiara Bingman, Turner Barrett, Breanna
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