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The Village Reporter - July 19th, 2017

The Village Reporter - July 19th, 2017





THIS WEEK IN Williams County K-9 Officer Recognized As A ‘Top Cop’

TvHIELLAGE reporter By: James Pruitt
Montpelier Bean Days &
Balloon Festival An 11-year veteran of the Wil-
•••• liams County Sheriff was recently
honored as being one of the coun-
A Salute To Fulton & ty’s top cops.
Williams County Police
That the officer is a German
•••• Shepherd named Max makes no
Former Local Cheer Coach difference as he and his handler
Pleads Guilty To Sex Charges (Deputu Scott Shuping) have be-
come a successful team in helping
In Williams County apprehend suspects. The award is
•••• a way to honor the work of the pair
as the dog will soon retire from ac-
Your Guide To Area tive duty and spend his remaining
Summer Fun year chasing nothing more danger-
•••• ous than a ball.

Village Council Stumped Williams County Prosecutor
Why Fulton County Rejected Katherine J. Zartman presented
the Top Cop award to Max and
Its CDBG Application Shuping July 14 at the Community
•••• Offices Building in Bryan.

Evergreen School Board Hires “It’s time we recognized his
New Staff law enforcement and community
•••• work,” Zartman said about Max.

Wauseon School Board Zartman reflected on some of
Handles Staff Contracts Max’s past accomplishments such
as tracking down a juvenile who
•••• had made a suicide attempt. In
Fulton County Adds Delta March and June of this year, Max
tracked two separate fugitives.
Project TO CDBG List
On May 25, he tracked down
who had walked away from her care
“THE HOMETOWN” facility. On July 1, he located nar-
cotics in a vehicle, Zartman said.
Sadly, while he still has the de-
Summer Baseball sire for his law enforcement duties, PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF
Awards his body does not. There have been
times where he will give the chase, TOP COP ... Williams County Prosecuting Attorney Katherine Zartman and her staff pose with Deputy
Shuping said. Scott Shuping and K-9 Officer Max after the pair received the Top Cop Award. July 14.

new Max follows his handler’s com- Shuping has been responsible people tracking, building ser- County police department and
mand to attack which leads many a for Max’s ongoing training since vice, article searches, aggression, children services employee. In his
new Exclusively at suspect to comply with the officer’s he joined the department in 2006. narcotics, obedience and aerial career, it is estimated Max has
commands. He and Max graduated from the searches, Zartman said. handled 300-400 complaints, Zart-
Exclusively at superior coverage in half the time Fort Wayne Police Department K-9 man said.
“Luckily for them, Max is also Training Program. It was a 13-week Max also attends local events
ACE HARDWARE quick on the command to return course in 2008, Zartman said. assisting in security and offering a “When they are not working,
from his handler when the person friendly face at gatherings such as Max enjoys free time residing with
1495 N. SHOOP AVE. starts complying,” Zartman said. “Shuping deserves credit for the county fair. He also performs Deputy Shuping,” Zartman said.
WAUSEON, OH 43567 Max’s success,” Zartman said. at demonstrations at schools. He “Max loves playing ball and other
has been used by law enforcement toys. He never stops running or
(419) 335-1717 The pair work whenever Shup- agencies in other Ohio counties, moving.”
Mon33_115288_0811 - Sat: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm; Sun: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm ing works, plus training for 15 plus Michigan and Indiana.
hours a month together. Max is a James Pruitt may be reached at
superior coverage in half the time patrol dog which means he does Max also assists any Williams


Swanton School Superintendent Pioneer Excited About New Roads In Industrial Park
Jeff Schlade Moves On
PHOTO BY BILL O’ CONNELL THE VILLAGE REPORTER NEW ROADS... The Pioneer Village Council and Mayor Ed Kidston stand at the corner
of Core-Way and Clark in the industrial park. The extensions of two older roads is ex-
LEAVING ... Superintendent Jeff Schlade is leaving Pioneer officials cel- pected to open up the village for more development, Kidston said.
Swanton Schools for a new position with Lakewood ebrated the coming end of
City Schools. two road projects in the vil- The village had to adjust $52,213 and the village basketball as that is the
lage to close out the regular its expenses for the project has an out-of-pocket cost current use of the courts.
By: Bill O’ Connell council meeting, July 10. with the inclusion of an on- of $43,064, following a
THE VILLAGE REPORTER site inspector, which tacked $50,000 deductible. Council discussed what
It is often said, “You can’t go home again”, a refer- Mayor Ed Kidston led a on $22,000. For all the ex- to do with the issue of rent-
ence to the Thomas Wolfe novel that basically infers caravan of council members tra work, including sanitary The parking lot by the se- ers leaving town without
that while you can return to the place of your origin to the new corner of Clark drains, the final charge to nior center has been paved, paying their electric bills.
it will not be as you left it or the way you remember it and Core-way Drive on the the village is $262,000. with the local American Le- Council member Rod Eckley
during your formative years or the way you want it to north side of the town in the gion chipping in $12,500. wanted the renters held re-
be. Change is always inevitable. Industrial Park to end the The village also incurred The striping will start in the sponsible for walking out on
CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 meeting. The corner rep- $159,349 in damage from next couple of weeks. a contract they signed.
resents the new route for a recent storm. The insur-
many trucks into the park ance company will pay for The tennis courts at the James can be reached at
and away from downtown park will be restriped for
Pioneer and North Central
Local Schools.

The project was mostly
funded by $2 million in
state and federal grants. It
extends Clark Street north
from North Avenue and
connects with the exten-
sion of Core-Way off SR 15.
The village spent some ex-
tra money to create a new
road, Transformer Drive, off

The streets will open at
the first of August, Kidston
said. The village has to
stripe the new roads and
place the light poles. All of
them will be wooden with
6-8 feet long arms.

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Local Obituaries

Lyman Sidle (1949 - 2017) Craig Brillhart (1955 - 2017) Erna Pelok (1936 - 2017)

Lyman R. Sidle, 67 Craig L. Brillhart, age Erna Pelok, age 81 of
years, of Bryan passed away 61, of Edon, Ohio, passed Wauseon, passed away early
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 away at 6:55 P.M. on Sat- Friday, July 14, 2017, at her
in Community Health Pro- urday, July 15, 2017, at residence. Erna was an RN
fessionals Inpatient Hospice Parkview Regional Medi- and also an airline attendant
Center, Defiance with his cal Center in Fort Wayne, for Delta Airlines for many
family by his side. Indiana, after an illness of years.
Lyman was born July one week.
28, 1949 in Bryan, Ohio, the She was born on April 3,
son of Denver E. and Marjo- Mr. Brillhart was a 1936 to the late Herbert and
rie E. (Brenner) Sidle. He was 1974 graduate of Hilltop the late Louise (Woodruff)
a 1967 graduate of Bryan High School and currently McAninch in Indianapolis,
High School. Lyman served was employed as service Indiana. She attended Van-
March 1969-March 1971 in manager by Wieland Auto derbilt Nursing School for 4
the United States Army dur- Repair in Bryan. Previous- years and on November 28,
ing the Vietnam War era as a ly he had been employed 1958, she married Dr. David
Combat Medic. by Stan Pepple Motors in Pelok, and he survives. To-
VETERAN He married Karen S. Bryan as parts and service manager for many years gether, Erna and David had
Weaver on March 8, 1983 in and later by Data Eclipse in Bryan. He was a member five children; Dr. Scott (Geri) Pelok of Vermont, Todd (Beth)
Bryan, Ohio. Lyman worked of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Bryan and was an Pelok of Wauseon, Dr. Brett (Cherie) Pelok of Sylvania, Chadd
as a mill operator for Titan Tire for 42 years until his retirement avid car guy especially when it came to the Cadillac (Kerri) Pelok of Wauseon, and Melissa (Dwayne) Stutzman
in 2011. Lyman was a life member of the Bryan AMVETS Post cars. He was a member of the Cadillac-LaSalle Club of Wauseon. Also surviving are eight grandchildren; Kayla
54 and Bryan VFW Post 2489. He was also a member of the and enjoyed attending cars show and had won several Giovarelli, Mara Pelok, Alec Pelok, Andrew Pelok, Autumn
West Unity American Legion Post 669, and Bryan Eagles Aerie prizes for one of his Cadillacs. Pelok, Ava Pelok, Kiara Stutzman and Dawson Stutzman.
2233. In his free time, Lyman was an avid bowler, bowling in Craig L. Brillhart was born on September 1, 1955, Erna was preceded in death by a brother, Jack McAninch.
various leagues throughout the week for over 40 years and was in Montpelier, Ohio, the son of Meryl B. and Phyllis During her life, Erna was an OHSAA swim official, a
in the Bryan Bowling Association Hall of Fame. He also en- Jean (Bickham) Brillhart. member of the Eastern Star and the Daughters of the
joyed coon hunting, and most importantly spending time with He is survived by his mother, Jean, of Edon; two American Revolution and the American Kennel Club with
his family and friends. Lyman was an avid fan of the Cleve- sisters, Janette (Randy) Coles, of Edon, and Lori (Brad) Schnauzers.
land Browns, Cleveland Indians and OSU Buckeyes. Schudel, of Sturgis, Michigan; his nephews and niec- Memorial contributions to Erna’s memory can be made
Surviving are his wife, Karen of Bryan; four children, es, Seth (Angie) Coles, Leslie (Jake) Wilson, and Tyler to DaVita Dialysis. The Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in
Angie (Robert) Burton of Bryan, Chris Sidle of West Unity, Schudel; and a great-nephew and niece, Ian Coles and Wauseon has been entrusted with arrangements. Online
Toby Sidle of Saginaw, Michigan, and Lori (Ryan) Melching Piper Wilson. He was preceded in death by his father condolences may be made to the family at www.GrisierFH.
of Wixom, Michigan; four grandchildren, Collin Sidle, Cory Meryl in 2015. com.
Sidle, William Burton, and Henry Burton; mother, Marjo- Visitation will be held in the Krill Funeral Home,
rie Sidle of Bryan; one sister, Janet Hodson of Stryker; two 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan, from 11:00 A.M.- Reporter
brothers, Ronald (Anita) Sidle of Defiance, and Terry (Bev- 1:00 P.M. on Friday, July 21, 2017. Services will
erly) Sidle of Stryker. Lyman was preceded in death by his immediately follow at 1:00 P.M. in the Krill Funeral
father, Denver E. Sidle on November 2, 2004. Home, Bryan, with Reverend Fred Duschl officiating. YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE FOR WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY, OHIO
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Connie Bidwell (1938 - 2017) Swanton School Superintendent Jeff Schlade Moves On

Connie Y. Bidwell, age Swanton native Jeff Schlade knew this. In 1986, dle school students into the renovated Crestwood and
79, of Edon, Ohio, passed he was handed a diploma as a graduating senior of Park facilities. “I’m proud of that.”
away at 9:15 A.M. on Swanton High School. In 2012, 26 years later, Jeff
Wednesday, July 12, 2017, chose to return home when he was handed the reins In the five years of Jeff’s tenure there were also
at Evergreen Manor Nurs- to the entire Swanton Local School District as the new many accomplishments made by the student body.
ing Home in Montpelier, Superintendent. It was a long journey that had come The Quiz Bowl Team qualified for a national competi-
Ohio, after a brief illness, full circle. “The pull to come back, the opportunity tion, the marching band went to the state competition
with her family at her side. to come back and make a difference was always in and received high marks and the Bulldogs won vari-
the front of my mind,” he explained. “I will always be ous titles in football, girls and boys basketball, girls
Mrs. Bidwell was a 1956 grateful for that opportunity.” and boys soccer, wrestling, baseball and track.
graduate of Edon High
School and had been em- Jeff earned a bachelor’s degree in education from At last month’s Board of Education meeting, Board
ployed as an agent with Bowling Green State University and began his career President Kris Oberheim praised Jeff for what he has
the Farm Service Agency for Massillon (Ohio) City schools teaching vocational done for Swanton Schools and remarked that he was
in Williams County, retir- marketing. During his four years there he attended a leaving the district in better shape than when he ar-
ing with twenty-seven years branch of Ashland University and obtained his mas- rived. “I’d like to think we have the ship pointed in the
of service. She was an avid ter’s degree. right direction,” said Jeff. “Everyone is rolling in the
reader and loved her pets, same direction and I’m hoping that will carry on.”
spending time with family, attending the sporting events From there he moved into the administrative world
of her children and grandchildren, and traveling with of education, becoming principal of Fayette High But now Jeff feels it is time to move on and he has
family and friends. She also was a member of St. Peter’s School. After one year he left for Napoleon High taken the position of Director of Human Resources for
Lutheran Church in Edon and had worked on the board School, becoming assistant principal for two years Lakewood City Schools just outside of Cleveland. He
of elections for many years. then principal for 13 years before finally making the will have a temporary residence there while his wife,
Connie Y. Bidwell was born on May 23, 1938, in Edon, move to his high school alma mater. children and step-children, or the “Schladey Bunch”
Ohio, the daughter of William J. and Opal (Dirr) Kun- as he affectionately calls them, will remain in Napo-
sman. She married Ronald K. “Pal” Bidwell on May 11, Obviously, there was a great deal of change in that leon for one more school year.
1957, in Montpelier, Ohio, and he preceded her in death time with one of the biggest being a new high school
on April 26, 2002. that opened in 2003. But Jeff also recognized that In addition to missing family, friends and colleagues,
Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Clark, of Ce- more changes needed to happen to keep Swanton Jeff will also miss being a member of the Swanton Ro-
cil, Ohio, and Peggy (Toby) Rupp, of Edon; two sons, An- schools current with advances in educational prac- tary, an organization he served as president for this
drew “Scott” Bidwell, of Camden, Michigan, and Chuck tices, tools and facilities. past year, like his father, Dr. Roger Schlade, did in
(Heidi) Bidwell, of Edon, Ohio; nine grandchildren, Ron- 1973-1974. “I remember his dedication to the Rotary.
ald and Rachael Pearson, Jordan (Jessica) Bidwell and He initiated the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame It was so cool to be able to come back and be a part of
Meghan (Mike) O’Neal, Tom, Matt and Nick Bidwell, and program to recognize Swanton graduates that went on that,” he said. “They are a great group as far as civic
Graeden and Garrett Rupp; one great-grandchild, Rae- to achieve great success in life and serve as role models awareness and everything.”
lynn Pearson; four brothers, Jerry Kunsman, of Eugene, to current Swanton students. He was also successful
Oregon, Bill (Sharon) Kunsman, of Palmdale, California, in getting two emergency tax renewal levies passed to Jeff will be starting the new chapter in his life be-
Robert (Melinda) Kunsman, of Bryan, Ohio, and Michael keep critical funding flowing and transportation and ginning this August. Officially, his last day on the job
(Gail) Kunsman, of Yuba City, California; one sister, Judy extracurricular activities going. is July 31 but he will be using vacation days prior to
(Ron) Long, of Hamilton, Indiana; and her special aunt, that to settle in to his new location. With many more
Joy Meeks, of Edon. She was also preceded in death by Jeff’s one disappointment was in not getting a bond years before retirement, Jeff has not ruled out a re-
her parents, one infant sister, Beverly Ann Kunsman, and issue passed that would have resulted in a new build- turn to a superintendent position or even a return to
one brother, Richard. ing constructed, allowing all Swanton students to be Swanton. He was welcomed back once before and will
Memorials are requested to Community Health Profes- located on one campus. “I think we made the best of be welcomed again.
sionals Hospice and Home Health, 127 Blakeslee, Avenue, it,” said Jeff referring to having to implement “Plan B”
Bryan, Ohio, or to Visiting Angels in Edgerton. that is currently under way, which will relocate mid- Bill O’ Connell may be reached at
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Montpelier Council Repeals Ban On
Medical Marijuana Grow Operations

Darrel Knisely (1930 - 2017) By: James Pruitt Coci said the council was duced Randy Corbin gram.
THE VILLAGE REPORTER elected by the people of and Everett Woodel from The Efficiency Smart
Darrel E. Knisely, 86, the town and they should AMP, Inc. to speak to
of rural Fayette, died Montpelier has become be heard. The audience council about Efficiency program lowers power
Tuesday evening, July 11, the third community in was told the village needs Smart. Corbin stated that supply needs and costs
2017, at Ebeid Hospice Williams County to repeal more industry and be- energy efficiency services and reduces the risk of
Residence in Sylvania, a moratorium on cultivat- cause of the changes in are offered to their mem- buying power from the
OH, after suffering a sud- ing operations for medical the corporate landscape, ber communities. AMP, market. Corbin said Ef-
den massive stroke. marijuana. The council the village does not have Inc. is a non-profit whole- ficiency Smart is being
approved the third read- the funds to replace sale power supplier and used as an economic de-
He was born August 27, ing of Resolution 1180 at emergency vehicles. services provider for 135 velopment tool, and many
1930, in Monroe County, its meeting July 10. The member communities companies quickly grasp
MI, to Charles and Myrtle final vote was four ayes At this point, the issue in nine states. In 2008, the energy saving capa-
(Gaw) Knisely. He married and one nay (Cheri St- may be moot as no com- they began looking at en- bilities.
Martha Jane Leininger on reicher). Dan Clum was panies have approached ergy efficiency and how
June 14, 1952, on their absent. The legislation the village about a medi- it could fit with AMP’s The village could save
farm in Fayette. She re- means the village could cal marijuana facility, Ad- other services and ben- between 15 and 30 per-
cently preceded him in grant building permits ministrator Kevin Brooks efit their members, and cent in the first year, he
death on June 19, 2016. or zoning certificates for said. With the passage AMP’s board adopted a said. Chief Dan McGee
Darrel was a life-long dairyman, owner and operator any building, structure, of the resolution, any goal of developing an En- introduced Officer J.R.
of D-Maples Registered Holsteins from 1966-2015. He use or change of use that company approaching ergy Efficiency program Treace, a new full-time
was involved in all aspects of dairy from farming and enables cultivation, pro- the village would still that could potentially officer. Officer Treace is
breeding, to showing and judging. He sold registered cessing or retail sale of have to pass muster with provide a 1 percent an- filling in a vacancy open
Holsteins to buyers across the U.S. and, international- medical marijuana. the planning and zon- nual energy savings for because of a resignations
ly, in up to ten other countries. He was a long-time 4-H ing boards, Law Director communities that wish to in the department.
adviser and the founder of the Dandy Dairymen 4-H The vote was followed Chris Walker said. subscribe to the new pro-
Club. Darrel was a member of the Ohio Holstein As- lengthy public comment. James Pruitt
sociation, and was recognized for more than 40 years Mayor Steve Yagelski in- Police Chief Dan Mc- may be reached at
participation in the Holstein Association USA. He was troduced Mary Weirich Gee, while echoing the
also inducted into the Fulton County Agricultural Hall who submitted a letter citizens comments, did
of Fame. to council regarding her note if the new compa- FULTON COUNTY SPORTSMEN’S CLUB IS PLEASED TO HOST
Darrel is survived by his children, Denise Knisely of opposition to repealing ny was a pharmaceuti-
Defiance, Dennis (Susan) Knisely of Fayette, DeeAnn the moratorium. Weirich cal manufacturer, there WOMEN & YOUTH TRAP SHOOTING
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two brothers, Dale (Janet) Knisely, of rural Michigan, compassion for those who or no opposition. This de- 1st Sunday of each month: 10:00 am to ???
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Knisely; eight great-grandchildren, Emileigh, Alicen, the citizens have worked Council member Na-
Elizabeth, and Annabeth Pennington, Jacen and Harp- very hard to improve the than Thompson remind- ** This trap event is made possible from a grant from the Ohio Division of Wildlife
er Simmons, Bennett Chinn, and Kristian Knisely. community and its image, ed residents of the Bike Check us out on facebook or visit our website:
In addition to his parents and wife of 64 years, Jane, and she believes repeal- to the Bridge event Aug.
he was preceded in death by two brothers, Dean Knise- ing the moratorium would 5 in Bryan. Cyclists will
ly and Lynn Knisely; and a son-in-law, Louie Simmons. be counter-productive to start at the Annex Build-
Arrangements were handled by the Eagle Funeral those efforts. ing and trek routes that
Home in Fayette. stretch from 3 miles to 50
Those planning an expression of sympathy may She noted an article miles.
consider memorial donations in honor of Darrel to the on the village website
Fulton County 4-H Endowment Fund. Friends can that talked of the difficul- Kevin Brooks intro-
share memories and words of comfort with the family ty the village fathers had
online at and that Weirch doesn’t
believe there will be any financial benefit from a
marijuana grow facility.
She also presented a peti- To reserve your butterfly to release at the memorial service, please call Becky Kimble @ 419-633-7590 by July 26, 2017.
tion with around 50 sig-
natures from residents
who oppose the legisla-
tion. Pastor Don Harris
told council the commu-
nity means a great deal to
him, and does not think
repealing the moratorium
would be beneficial and
cautioned the decision
may have long standing
repercussions to the com-

Al Coci said at the
last meeting he had at-
tended, he was told no
one else had contacted
council about their objec-
tion to the legislation. He
pointed out the people in
attendance, and a peti-
tion Weirich had with 50
signatures on it from peo-
ple who are against re-
pealing the moratorium.


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WEST UNITY POLICE ed from May 3, 3017 to June 2, 2017. Slow moving vehicle sign. Fine: $71; 68/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
No future violations within next 2 years. Costs: $79. Bingham, Ethan J. (Wauseon, Ohio).
DEPARTMENT Hicks, Thomas J. (Bryan, Ohio). OVI. Woods, Jenni L. (Bryan, Ohio). Fail- 45/35 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $88.
(July 3) Speed / warning
(July 3) Found property Fine: $850; Costs: $89; Jail: 180 days ure to display operator’s license. Fine: Blanchard, Joseph A. (Wauseon,
(July 3) Agency assist with 150 days suspended. Operator’s li- $300; Costs: $79. Operator’s license Ohio). 710/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs:
(July 4) Equipment / Warning cense suspended from May 17, 2017 to suspended from June 17 2017 to July $80.
(July 4) Animal Problem (2) May 17, 2010. No future violations with- 1, 2017. Borders, Brittany C. (Wauseon, Ohio).
(July 4) Speed / Warning in next 2 years. Recovery Services of NW Yoder, Meagan R. (Wauseon, Ohio). Failure to yield. Fine: $37; Costs: $88.
(July 5) Speed/ Warning Ohio. Vacate ADM license suspension 67/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Burghardt, Matthew S. (Delta, Ohio).
(July 5) Equipment / Warning and fees. Work release granted. Yoh, Patsy A. (Alvordton, Ohio). 69/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
(July 5) Keep the Peace Hoover, Juston D. (Bryan, Ohio). 67/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Callan, Toni J. (Wauseon, Ohio).
(July 5) Suspicious Person 48/35 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Zuver, Derek E. (Pioneer, Ohio). Driv- 71/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $88.
(July 5) Alarm Inbody, Kimberly A. (Defiance, Ohio). ing under suspension (FRA). Fine: $250; Carpenter, Alison R. (Metamora,
(July 5) Agency assist FRA suspension. Fine: $100; Costs: $85. Costs: $79. Operator’s license suspend- Ohio). 57/40 speed. Fine: $47; Costs:
(July 6) Speed / Warning Tail lights. Fine: $50; Costs: $40. ed from June 17 2017 to July 1, 2017. $80.
(July 6) Left of Center / Warning Landel, Stacy L. (West Unity, Ohio). 64/55 speed. Fine: $35; Costs: $40. Coleman, Anthony L. (Montpelier,
(July 6) Equipment / Warning (2) 68/55 speed. Fine: $40; Costs: $85. Zuver, Kurt L. (West Unity, Ohio). As- Ohio). 69/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs:
(July 6) Hit/ Skip Crash Lange, Debra A. (Wauseon, Ohio). sured clear distance ahead. Fine: $71; $88.
(July 6) Ordinance Violation 49/35 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Costs: $79. Dehollander, Shelly A. (Swanton,
(July 6) Keep the Peace Maag, Johnny G. (Bryan, Ohio). Stop Ohio). 76/55 speed. Fine: $77; Costs:
(July 6) Agency assist (2) sign. Fine: $50; Costs: $85. $80.
(July 7) Equipment / Warning March, Robert L. (Defiance, Ohio). WILLIAMS COUNTY Dieringer, Susan K. (Wauseon, Ohio).

68/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. CRIMINAL
(July 7) Agency assist Armitage, Wayne A. (Bryan, Ohio). 31/15 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $88.
(July 7) Animal Problem Martinez ,Travis L. (Montpelier, Ohio). File City Tax, 2012 (Bryan). Fine: $200 Dix, Patrick A. (Wauseon, Ohio). Stop
(July 7) Keep the Peace Improper pass. Fine: $150; Costs: $85. with $200 suspended; Costs: $129; Jail: sign. Fine: $37; Costs: $88.
(July 8) Speed / Warning (2) Massengale, Jeffrey A. II (Bryan, 30 days with 30 days suspended. No fu- Dodd, David M. Jr. (Swanton, Ohio).
(July 8) Left of Center / Warning Ohio). 73/55 speed. Fine: $40; Costs: ture violations within next 2 years. 73/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80.
(July 8) Speed / Warning $85. Armitage, Wayne A. (Bryan, Ohio). Dominique, Jake (Archbold, Ohio).
(July 8) Speed / Citation McAfee, Jeremiah (West Unity, Ohio). File City Tax, 2014 (Bryan). Fine: $200 Improper backing. Fine: $102; Costs:
(July 8) Keep the Peace OVI. Fine: $750; Costs: $89; Jail: 40 with $200 suspended; Costs: $129; Jail: $88.
(July 8) Lock Out days with 30 days suspended. Opera- 30 days with 30 days suspended. No fu- Domoe, Garry L. Jr. (Swanton, Ohio).
(July 9) Speed / Citation tor’s license suspended from May 6, ture violations within next 2 years. Failure to register vehicle. Fine: $37;
(July 9) Found Property 2017 to July 11, 2019. Recovery Ser- Herder, Joseph J. (Bryan, Ohio). Costs: $80.
(July 9) Lock Out vices of NW Ohio. Vacate ALS and fees. Open container. Fine: $150; Costs: $79. Duggan, Joseph R. (Bryan, Ohio).
(July 9) Speed / Warning (2) No future violations within next 2 years. Palmerton, Sterling M. (Edon, Ohio). Seat belt – driver. Fine: $30; Costs: $51.
(July 9) Animal Problem McKinney, Robert N. (Bryan, Ohio). Theft. Fine: $250; Costs: $210; Jail: 30 Dzierzawski, Deacon D. (Swanton,
Improper start/back. Fine: $71; Costs: days with 30 days suspended. 50 hours Ohio). Improper backing. Fine: $37;
$79. community service. No future violations Costs: $80.
WILLIAMS COUNTY McNeal, Brooke T. (Bryan, Ohio). within next 2 years. Restitution of $23. Elling, Henry E. (Liberty Center,

Ankney, Brian L. (Napoleon, Ohio). Fine: $650; Costs: $84; Jail: 20 days Roose, W. Joe Jr. (Bryan, Ohio). Pass- Ohio). 67/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs:
70/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. with 17 days suspended. Operator’s li- ing bad check. Fine: $100; Costs: $147; $80.
Bak, Dale C. (Sherwood, Ohio). 68/55 cense suspended from May 13 2017 to Jail: 30 days with 27 days suspended. Ford, Kyle C. (Delta, Ohio). Expired
speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. May 13, 2018. No future violations with- No future violations within next 2 years. plates. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
Baker, Desiree G. (West Unity, Ohio). in next 2 years. 1st Timers Retreat with- Wilson, Robert A. (Wauseon ,Ohio). Frey, Carson M. (Wauseon, Ohio).
FRA suspension. Fine: $350; Costs: in 90 days. Vacate ADM license suspen- Theft. Fine: $250; Costs: $129; Jail: 180 Seat belt – driver. Fine: $30; Costs: $43.
$176.90. Operator’s license suspended sion and fees. days with 179 days suspended. No fu- Geer, Abbigayle E. (Delta Ohio).
from May 15, 2017 to August 13, 2017. Metz, Angela (Montpelier, Ohio). No ture violations within next 2 years. Res- 70/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80.
Stop sign. Fine: $50; Costs: $40. Regis- driver’s license. Fine: $300; Costs: $104. titution of $85. Giannetto, Mark D. (Napoleon, Ohio).
tration renewal. Fine: $35; Costs: $40. Miller, Annette J. (Defiance, Ohio). 69/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $88.
Batt, Gregory L. (Bryan, Ohio). Ex- 68/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Grieser, Estelle (Archbold, Ohio). As-
pired registration. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Okuly, Chance W. (Defiance, Ohio). WILLIAMS COUNTY sured clear distance ahead. Fine: $102;

Bell, Angie J. (Defiance, Ohio). OVI. OVI. Fine: $750; Costs: $84; Jail: 90 COMMON PLEAS
Bidlack, David O. III (Bryan, Ohio). Costs: $88.
Fine: $650; Costs: $84; Jail: 20 days days with70 days suspended. Operator’s Intimidation, a third degree felony. Sen- Heckel, Ryan T. (Archbold, Ohio).
with 17 days suspended. Operator’s li- license suspended from May 11, 2017 to tenced to a 30 month term of incarcera- 41/25 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $88.
cense suspended from May 7, 2017 to May 11, 2019. No future violations with- tion through ODRC and a discretionary Hensley, Rebecca S. (Swanton, Ohio).
May 7, 2018. No future violations within in next 2 years. Recovery Services of NW period of up to three years post release 76/55 speed. Fine: $77: Costs: $80.
next 2 years. 1st Timers Retreat within Ohio. Vacate ADM license suspension control. Ordered to pay all costs of pros- Hess, Connie L. (Wauseon, Ohio).
90 days. Vacate ADM license suspen- and fees. Work release granted. ecution, any court appointed counsel 69/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
sion and fees. Orozco, Roberto N. III (Bryan, Ohio). costs, and any supervision fees permit- Kania, Daniel (Napoleon, Ohio).
Bigger, Chris M. (Bryan, Ohio). 52/35 72/55 speed. Fine: $100; Costs: $79. ted. 67/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Partee, Austin L. (Bryan, Ohio). OVI. Cook, Damon J. (Bryan, Ohio). Count Kleeberger, Tyler D. (Metamora,
Buck, Michael R. (Bryan, Ohio). Fine: $750; Costs: $84; Jail: 40 days I – Theft from a person in a protected Ohio). 71/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs:
72/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. with 30 days suspended. Operator’s li- class, a fifth degree felony, Count II – $80.
Chafin, John D. (Ney, Ohio). Seat cense suspended from May 6, 2017 to Aggravated robbery, a first degree felo- King, Paula M. (Wauseon, Ohio). Fail-
belt. Fine: $30; Costs: $40. May 6, 2019. No future violations within ny. Sentencing: On Count I, sentenced ure to yield. Fine: $102; Costs: $88.
Chapman, Kelley A. (Bryan, Ohio). next 2 years. Recovery Services of NW to an eleven month term of incarcera- Knoll, Gareth W. (Morenci, Michigan).
52/35 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Ohio. Vacate ADM license suspension tion through ODRC and a discretionary Failure to yield. Fine: $102; Costs: $88.
Cogswell, Brady J. (Bryan, Ohio). and fees. Failure to reinstate. Fine: period of up to three years post release Lawrence, Carol J. (Archbold, Ohio).
38/25 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. $500; Costs: $40. control. On Count II, sentenced to a 56/35 speed. Fine: $100; Costs: $88.
Davis, Lawrence J. (Bryan, Ohio). Proxmire, Jamie L. (Bryan, Ohio). Ex- three year term of incarceration through Lemley, Jered J. (Fayette, Ohio). Seat
75/55 speed. Fine: $40; Costs: $85. pired plates. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. ODRC and a mandatory period of up to belt – driver. Fine: $30; Costs: $51.
Dusseau, Steven A. (Archbold, Ohio). Ruble, Amanda S. (Bryan, Ohio). five years post release control. Sentenc- Leupp, Darlene K. (Wauseon, Ohio).
Expired operator’s license. Fine: $50; 53/35 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. es to run concurrently. Credit for time 68/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
Costs: $79. Expired registration. Fine: Shock, Dennis P. (Pettisville, Ohio). served. Ordered to pay restitution in the Little, Merz E. (Wauseon, Ohio). Seat
$40; Costs: $40. 74/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. amounts of $98 $50 and $248.99; all belt – driver. Fine: $30; Costs: $43.
Goebel, Derek J. (Bryan, Ohio). OVI. Slone, Katherine (Bryan, Ohio). costs of prosecution; any court appoint- Morr, Samantha R. (Wauseon, Ohio).
Fine: $750; Costs: $90; Jail: 40 days 71/55 speed. Fine: $100; Costs: $79. ed counsel costs; and any supervision Failure to yield. Fine: $102; Costs: $88.
with 30 days suspended. Operator’s li- Spangler, Greyson M. (Bryan, Ohio). fees permitted. Mosier, Eron D. (Napoleon, Ohio). As-
cense suspended from March 22 2017 Stop sign. Fine: $71; Costs: $79. Johnson, Joshua (Toledo, Ohio). sured clear distance ahead. Fine: $102;
to March 22, 2018. No future violations Stone, Rachel N. (Montpelier, Ohio). Count I – Vandalism, a fifth degree fel- Costs: $88.
within next 2 years. Recovery Services Driving under suspension. Fine: $100; ony, Count II – Assault, a fifth degree Nartker, Scott C. (Archbold, Ohio).
of NW Ohio. Vacate ADM license sus- Costs: $79. felony. Sentencing: Sentenced to a nine 51/35 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $88.
pension and fees. FRA suspension. Fine: Stone, Rachel N. (Montpelier, Ohio). month term of incarceration through Nartker, Wesley S. (Archbold, Ohio).
$500; Costs: $40. Driving under suspension. Fine: $50; ODRC and up to three years post release 53/35 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $88.
Hammond, Kayla (Montpelier, Ohio). Costs: $79. control on each count. Sentences to run Netcher, Shane S. Sr. (Alvordton,
Driving under suspension. Fine: $300; Ussery, Sarah A. (Montpelier, Ohio). concurrently. Credit for time served. Or- Ohio). 59/40 speed. Fine: $47; Costs:
Costs: $84; Jail: 180 days with 177 days Expired plates. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. dered to pay restitution of $136.32, all $80.
suspended. No future violations within Vandevoorde, Todd S. (Montpelier, costs of prosecution, any court appoint- Partee, Randall L. (Stryker, Ohio).
next 2 years. Ohio). 68/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: ed counsel costs, and any supervision 50/35 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $88.
Harrington, Lyle V. (Bryan, Ohio). $79. fees permitted. Perez, Israel A. (Archbold, Ohio). Ex-
Improper start/back. Fine: $71; Costs: Vetter, Dennis M. (Hicksville, Ohio). pired plates. Fine: $37; Costs: $88.
$79. Expired registration. Fine: $46; Costs: Peterson, Monica L. (Liberty Center,
Helms, Gordon C. (West Unity, Ohio). $79. FULTON COUNTY Ohio). 67/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs:

Failure to control. Fine: $71; Costs: $79. Watkins, Leah M. (Bryan, Ohio). Aranjo, Gabriel (Morenci, Michigan). $80.
Herman, Jason L. (Edgerton, Ohio). 37/25 speed. Fine: $100; Costs: $79. 50/35 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $88. Powers, Sarah A. (Wauseon, Ohio).
Driving under suspension. Fine: $300; Weber, Anthony D. (Edgerton, Ohio). Barkhimer, John K. (Wauseon, Ohio). 73/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80.
Costs: $84; Jail: 90 days with 90 days 67/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. 68/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
suspended. Operator’s license suspend- Wheeler, Noah A. (West Unity, Ohio). Barton, Terry L. (Archbold, Ohio). CONTINUED ON PAGE 5


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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 Williams County Investigating

POLICE, EMS, FIRE & COURT NEWS An Update To Its Website
By: James Pruitt management system so (for) each de-
Ramon, Panfilo J. Jr. (Wauseon, rotating handle pruners, and a Crafts- THE VILLAGE REPORTER partment, either I can handle it or each
Ohio). 68/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: man torque wrench. The total value of department can be trained, one indi-
$88. the items stolen is $13,484. Williams County will likely have its vidual to have credentials to log in and
website updated with the appearance edit their own content. If someone can
Sanford, Carol D. (Lyons, Ohio). If you have any information concern- and service the 21st century user de- update a Facebook page or word docu-
67/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80. ing this crime that could lead to the ar- mands. The Board of Commissioners ment, they can log into the new systems
rest and incarceration of the person(s) heard a presentation from IT Depart- and edit content, Suffel said. So, where
Schadbolt, Peyten L. (Wauseon, Ohio). involved, please contact the Fulton ment Supervisor Jeremy Suffel on July before they had to get that information
Stop sign. Fine: $37; Costs: $88. County Crime Stopper hotline. Anyone 10 about updating the website and the to Gordon and then rely on her to get
with information about this or any other process involved. Suffel came to speak that updated, I just think there was a
Seaman, Tyler W. (Edon, Ohio). Traf- felony will be eligible for a reward of up about a proposal from Civic Plus to do breakdown of communication between
fic device. Fine: $37; Costs: $88. to $1,000 cash. Call is confidential and the work. the departments and knowing where
anonymous. The number to call day or they have to go.”
Sellars, Ryan C. (Archbold, Ohio). night is 1-800-255-1122, toll free. “So we have been looking, and I
47/25 speed. Fine: $100; Costs: $88. think everybody agrees that our web- The new website would be linked to
FULTON COUNTY site is outdated,” Suffel said. “We want the different departments, which would
Shotwell, Maryrose A. (Delta, Ohio). COMMON PLEAS to bring a footprint together that when have their own sites as well. Such a
69/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80. A Wauseon man was sentenced on you go to any county department that system would be seamless, Davis said.
you are getting the same look and feel, “You would think it is all in the same
Simon, Brent M. (Metamora, Ohio). website, and in some cases it would be
59/40 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80. and some cases it may not be because
the engineer’s website has a lot of con-
Stockburger, Ronald C. (Archbold, tent so maybe posted through whatever
Ohio). 63/45 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: service he is using,” Davis said.
$88. July 11, 2017, in the Fulton County you are getting a secure website and
Szabo, Krystal D. (Delta, Ohio). Fine: Common Pleas Court according to coun- something that is of the 21st century, To show how old the current web-
$37; Costs: $80. ty prosecutor Scott A. Haselman. something up to date.” Suffel went out sites are, Suffel noted the engineer’s
Todd, Makenzie L. (Wauseon, Ohio). David Eash, 49, of 634 N. Shoop Ave., and considered some vendors and Civic site was designed when he was at Data
65/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $88. previously pleaded guilty to Failure to Plus stood out. The company covers Eclipse 12 years ago and it has not
Todd, Ronald, L. (Bryan, Ohio). 62/45 Stop After An Accident and Operating much of the nation including neigh- been updated. The content gets update,
speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $88. a Vehicle While Intoxicated. On May 6, boring Fulton County, which has the but the layout has remained static. Un-
Tuckerman, Trudy A. (Wauseon, 2017, while operating his vehicle while only A+ rated website among Ohio’s 88 der the proposal, the sites would get a
Ohio). 66/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: under the influence of alcohol, he failed counties. refreshed appearance every 60 months.
$80. to immediately stop after he collided “It does a great job of tying the de-
partments together and giving the “Which is big for us because then we
Valvano-Poling, Michelle L. (Wauseon, with another car. can stay up to date,” Suffel said. “We
Ohio). 67/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: Judge Jeffrey L. Robinson sentenced county kind of an identity,” Suffel said. are not going to get stuck in 2017 and
$80. Mr. Eash to 180 days in CCNO for Fail- “Right now, when you go to the county looking back in 2027, we are still sit-
Westmeyer, Samantha J. (Delta, ing to Stop, and 1 year in prison for OVI website, everyone has their own home- ting in the same infrastructure, that is
Ohio). Expired plates. Fine: $37; Costs: and ordered him to pay prosecution cooked solution. “I just don’t think it is not going to happen. Every five years
$80. costs, pay a $1,350 fine, participate in very beneficial to the taxpayers or any- we get a refresh as part of the annual
an alcohol and drug addiction program one looking to mine information off the agreement.”The plan is for Suffel to give
Wicks, Gage M. (Bryan, Ohio). 65/50 and follow the treatment recommenda- website. We went out and looked at Civ- his presentation to the elected officials
speed. Fine: $77; Costs: $80. tions, have restricted plates and inter- ic Plus and I think that is the direction July 13 and then discuss how the com-
lock on his vehicle, be assessed with we probably should go. It is a company missioners want to do this through the
Wyse, Gary R. (Archbold, Ohio). As- 6 points on his driver’s license record, I am familiar with.” general fund. Suffel will talk about the
sured clear distance ahead. Fine: $102; and suspended his driver’s license for 4 goals and outcomes.
Costs: $88. years. The commissioners appeared to sup-
port Suffel and will bring it before the “Anyone outside of the general fund
Zavala, Chriselda (Archbold, Ohio). A Toledo, Ohio woman was sen- elected officials at a meeting July 13.“I that wants to participate and be a part
Expired plates. Fine: $37; Costs: $88. tenced on July 12, 2017 in the Fulton think at that time we need to address of the process, we will work with Civic
County Common Pleas Court. our thought process,” Commissioner Plus to discern what that cost will be,
FULTON COUNTY CIVIL Brian Davis said. “What I told Jeremy, I depending on the level of work that is
Massey, Michael A. (Swanton, Ohio). Jensine Deanda, age 30, was con- think in order to get a 100 percent buy- required,” Davis said. “We can go from
Restrain dog. Fine: $25; Costs: $70. victed of Theft From a Person in a in, I think how (this needs) to be a Gen- there and if the general consensus is
Walling, Michael D. (Delta, Ohio). people agree and they are going to par-
Possession of drug paraphernalia. Fine: Protected Class. According to Fulton eral Fund cost. I don’t think that we can ticipate and stuff then we can always
$100; Costs: $70. Possession of mari- County Prosecutor Scott Haselman, on go to each individual department like do a motion after the meeting and move
juana. Fine: $100; Costs: $41. or about December 13, 2016, Ms. De- we have when we do computer software the process forward.”
anda stole cash from an elderly person. upgrades and things like that. I think
FULTON COUNTY Judge Jeffrey Robinson sentenced this needs to be a general fund expense The county site could also link to
the websites of the many communities
CRIME STOPPERS Ms. Deanda to two years of commu- and then anyone outside the general in the county. The same deal applies to
The Fulton County Crime Stopper nity control. He ordered Ms. Deanda fund we could make available the op- organizations such as WEDCO. “I like
Program would like your help in solving to serve two days in CCNO; pay pros- tion to be part of this process either by the idea that anywhere in the county
the following crime: ecution costs; pay $348 in restitution; link or they would have to subsidize the can be linked in,” Hilkert said.

Authorities are investigating a break provide verification of a high school de- creation of the website for them. The links could extend to Chambers
in that occurred at 4800 Co. Rd. K, Del- gree or obtain a GED; maintain gainful As an example, Davis used the En- of Commerce; Common Pleas or Clerk
ta. On June 26, 2017, suspect(s) broke employment; successfully complete a gineer’s office and should they want to of Courts, Suffel said. The company
into a shed and stole a 2015 dark green theft education course; and success- stop hosting their website, the county does most of the work, so Suffel won’t
Grizzly 550 Yamaha ATV with tool box fully complete treatment at the Zepf could link to that website and have be overburdened. If the proposal is ap-
and KFI Stealth winch, serial no. 5Y4AJ- Center and a minimum of three 12- it refreshed so it has the same com- proved quickly, the county is probably
0Y9EA105935, green Craftsman 5 step programs for the first six months. mon theme. “So, I think you can look looking at January for a go-live date,
hp, 26 in. push start two-stage snow at that, you can look at if the city of Suffel said.
thrower, two metal ammunition boxes Failure to abide by these conditions Bryan wants to link to our website, us
full of miscellaneous ammunition, an or- could result in Ms. Deanda serving to them. Because you would think that, In other news, the commissioners
ange Stihl trimmer, an orange Stihl leaf seven months in prison. somebody looking to come to Williams are making good on their efforts to se-
blower, model no. BG86CE a Craftsman County, they would want to look at cure funding for several local projects.
26 in. heavy duty ball bearing two piece A Delta man was sentenced on July Bryan and then Williams County, so I The board authorized its president to
combo tool box a Rigid 12 piece combo 14, 2017, in the Fulton County Com- think it is just long overdue, way long file for financial assistance from the
set with drill, sawzall and light, a red mon Pleas Court according to county overdue,” Davis said Small Cities Community Development
air compressor ,a tire repair kit, Rigid 36 prosecutor Scott A. Haselman. Block Grant Program. The commission-
in. bolt cutters, orange Rigid 26 in. bolt Some departments have been lax ers will be working with the Ohio Devel-
cutters ,a Craftsman 26 in. heavy duty Matthew Wolfrun, 41, of 29 Haw- in their efforts to update their web- opment Services Agency. The Program
ball bearing middle chest tool box a 540 thorne Drive, previously pleaded guilty site, Commissioner Lewis Hilkert said. Year 2017 funds are for allocation and
piece Craftsman tool combo set ,a 10 Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated. He has on the board for 11 years and critical infrastructure. Williams County
piece Craftsman air tool set ,a set of 3 On April 21, 2017, he operated his ve- those departments have been “under has $155,000 for the allocation funds
Snap-On pry bars, a Stihl MS250 chain hicle while under the Influence of al- construction” all along. “How do we re- and $278,600 for the Critical Infra-
saw, a Husqvarna 150BT backpack leaf cohol. ally get them to provide the information structure program.
blower ,Channel Lock 10 in. pliers, a 4 that is needed to really tie this whole
piece Channel Lock plier set, a set of 3 Judge Jeffrey L. Robinson sen- thing together,” Hilkert asked. For Da- The board approved transfers of
tenced Mr, Wolfrum to 2 years of com- vis, it is not information holding the money for various departments and
munity control and ordered him to others back, rather, it is likely funding. continued the first hearing for a ditch
serve 60 days in CCNO, pay a $1,350 petition from Ronald Hoffman for Single
fine, stay out of bars/taverns, not pos- Ditch 733 for 10 a.m., Sept. 7.
Craftsman crescent wrenches, a set of 2 sess or consume alcohol, successfully Part of the issue is the current website,
Craftsman Robo-Grip auto lock pliers, a complete an alcohol treatment pro- Suffel said. James Pruitt may be reached at
set of 2 Irwin vice-grip pliers, a brown gram, and suspended his driver’s li- “You have to use special software to
and red and silver bristles shop broom, cense for 3 years, manage it and I believe the only person
an orange Werner T7406 2 man 6 ft. fi- Failure to comply could result in in the county that has that software is

berglass ladder, a 2-way Tract Supply Mr. Wolfrum spending 12 months in Deb Gordon,” Suffel said. “So, we would
opening gate latch, a Felco 8 left handed prison. want to alleviate that. I mean I don’t
think it should fall under the responsi-
Former Local Cheer Coach Pleads Guilty bility of an Auditor, real estate employ-
ee to edit the website. This is a content
To Sex Charges In Williams County
Fayette Gets Water Tower, Park Fence
Ryder E. Sommers, 21, of Fayette, re- was a cheer coach at Northwest Ohio Projects Funded Through CDBG Allocations
cently entered guilty pleas in response Elite Athletics.
to the four charges held against him in By: James Pruitt and $24,100 for the park fence re-
connection to sex offenses with former The maximum penalties for each of THE VILLAGE REPORTER placement. The water tower project
athletes under his supervision. the sexual battery charges could be 60 got the full funding requested, while
months in prison and a $10,000 fine. Fayette officials have learned they the fence replacement project was
Sommers pleaded guilty in Williams Sommers could also face two years of will receive funding for both of the short $1,900, Administrator Geena
County Common Pleas Court to three post release control for those offenses as projects they sought funding for Biddix said in her report.
counts of sexual battery, each a third well as be required to register as a tier through the county allocation route.
degree felony, and one count of unlawful two sex offender. The maximum penalty Council also approved a mainte-
sexual conduct with a minor, a fourth for the unlawful sexual conduct charge The Board of Fulton County Com- nance agreement with Corrpo to per-
degree felony. The charges involved two could be 18 months in prison, a $5000 missioners, along with assistance form maintenance on the elevated
victims under the age of 16 who were fine, and the requirement for Sommers from the Maumee Valley Planning Or- tank (water tower) and the under-
under Sommers’s supervision while he to register as a tier one sex offender. ganization, approved the village’s re- ground storage tank. The company
quest for funding for both the water will also perform a 15-point tanks re-
Sommers also faces a tower along with repairs to the fence view. The work will cost $2,950.
charge of sexual battery around the ball diamonds at the vil-
in Fulton County, and it is lage park. The council approved the hiring of
expected that he will enter Andrew Richardson as a certified sew-
a guilty plea there as well. While village officials are pleased er operator at $213 a week and Randy
It is also expected that with getting both projects funded Mahlman as an independent water
the sentences imposed through the Community Development consultant for $250 week.
by both counties will be Block Grant program, their enthusi-
allowed to be served con- asm is tempered with the knowledge Village employee Mat Johnson has
currently. that the funding won’t be allocated received permission from the Village
until 2018 as part of the state’s new Council to run for the school board in
Sentencing for Som- two-year cycle. the upcoming fall elections.
mers in relation to the
Williams County charges The village will receive $30,000 to James can be reached at
is scheduled for August paint the exterior of the water tower



Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 5

Saluting Our Area Police Departments

Montpelier Police Handling Large Call Bryan Police Chief
Volume; Will Introduce K-9 Unit Likes Where He Is

PHOTO BY JIM PRUITT, STAFF be mindful, and put in sweat equity.” PHOTO BY JIM PRUITT , STAFF
MONTPELIER POLICE CHIEF ... Dan McGee is in his fifth year at his post. The department is invested into BRYAN POLICE CHIEF ... Mike Willis has been a staple
He oversees eight full-time officers, one part-timer and eight reserve officers. with the department since 1991 and has been chief since
the community and the staff takes a 2014. He oversees 19 officers and four dispatchers.
By: James Pruitt located close to Indiana and Michigan lot of pride in themselves and each
THE VILLAGE REPORTER and dealing with border jumpers, Mc- other, McGee said.“They are good By: James Pruitt
A great town and a great crew has Gee said. people to work with,” McGee said. “I THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Montpelier Police Chief Dan McGee am very fortunate.” Count Mike Willis among the police chiefs who like
feeling good about his job. The department has recently add- where they are at and appreciate the men and women
McGee has been the top cop at ed Holiday City to its coverage area, Montpelier’s police force has ex- who work for them.
Montpelier going on five years and but that has not added much in the perienced some turnover in the past Willis has been chief since Sept. 15, 2014, when he
finds the job just as satisfying as way of call volume, McGee said. “We year, a normal status for a small – replaced Jeff Arnold who retired. Willis, a 32-year police
when he first took the job. “I love the do more specialized service like car town force. A reserve officer left to be- veteran, had been a detective before being promoted to
town,” McGee said. “I love the guys unlocks,” McGee said. “Things are come full-time at Stryker and another chief. He joined the Bryan Department in 1991 after a
and gals I work with.” Times are good going well; we are getting a lot of good wanted to become a state trooper. A 4-year stint in Montpelier and two more with the Wil-
for the department with the strong feedback from the community and long time officer left when his wife got liams County Sheriff’s Department.
support of the community and the council.” a job in Alaska. McGee has brought Willis oversees a department of 19 officers and four
village council. That leads to a clear in three people who had been work- full-time dispatchers. He is fully staffed with officers,
mission which adds to the good feel- The added coverage area will not ing at the Stryker. He said he never but is down one full-time and one part-time person on
ings. “The biggest key to our success,” translate into extra staff. The chief’s goes out to recruit from other depart- dispatch. The latter positions could soon be filled as the
McGee said. “We work hard.” philosophy is that staff should only ments, he simply posts letters. The department is conducting background checks on some
McGee’s department has eight full- be added if the demand for service hiring process is a mix of following candidates.
time and one part-time officer. There increases. A contract for service is the rules and regulations and mesh- The department has Paul Zawodny as the commu-
are eight reserve officers as well. The not on its own a good reason to add ing that with people whom, he thinks nity relations officer. Zawodny has been with the depart-
department has done well on call re- another officer. If the contract goes will be a good fit. “So far, we are doing ment since April 1979. He provides safety programs for
sponse times, and while those are away, the department is stuck with really well,” McGee said. schools and various organizations. “We have a very good
important, the chief said the depart- an unneeded staff member. His job is relationship with the town,” Willis said. That includes
ment’s main function is that of a de- to follow the budget and be mindful of The department will be reinstat- the City Council, which has been supportive as well.
terrent. The large call volume for a the taxpayers. ing a K-9 unit soon, the chief said. The council has been good and replaces a vehicle every
town like Montpelier can be attrib- The position will be funded through year, Willis said. “We get rid of one, the oldest one with
uted to Montpelier being in the cen- As an example of his fiscal conser- fundraisers. The new unit will have the most miles,” Willis said. “They are always good every
ter of Williams County, having a large vatism, he cites the 200-plus hours high standards to meet. “I won’t settle year at replacing one.”
volume of interstate traffic and being he and his officers put into the de- for second rate,” McGee said. “They Willis has six marked cars in his fleet and one of
partment’s tactical vehicle. “We did will be a top-notch and elite team. those is a K-9 unit. Officer Justin Garza runs the K-9
our own service, painting and put in We have lots of cases to investigate.” unit for Bryan. The unit is used for narcotics searches
a new ceiling,” McGee said. “We try to Those include drug offenses, but the and is often called upon by the Ohio State Police, for
department also deals now with com- vehicle searches, the chief said.
puter crimes. Those take a lot of time, “The Sheriff’s Department and us work together on
so it is important the department is the training. They Sheriff allows them to do training one
properly staffed. “We have to be flex- day every other week and our guy, they pretty much
ible for whatever is thrown at us,” Mc- train together.”
Gee said. “We have to embrace it.” There has been a little turnover in the past 12
months. There was a couple retirement and a couple
Montpelier’s Police Department’s of departures, but those all have been replaced, Willis
roster includes: Full-time officers said.
Chief Dan McGee, Lt. Darrell Hig- The department is still busy with drug-related crimes
bie, Sgt. Jennifer Hern, Sgt. Stormy and the agency’s officer on the MAN Unit is kept busy
Doctor, Ptl. Josh Mercer, Ptl. JR with combating narcotics. The officers are seeing an in-
Treace, Ptl. Matthew Zook, and Ptl. crease in the pairing of heroin and Phetanyl.
Devin Harter; part-time officer Randy He supports the Drug Court, because most people
Buehrer; and reserve officers Adrian who end up in jail don’t have the resources to learn to
Anderson, Brian Myers, Dalton Sur- how to beat the habit. While it’s not going to work for
bey, Darrin Repp, Logan DeWitt, Dan everybody, Willis says even if it helps one person, it’s
Cline, Duaine Cluckey, and Robert worth it.
Smith. The Department Chaplain is While Willis oversees the department and handles a
Pastor Richard Blank, St. Paul’s UMC lot of paperwork, he manages to get out occasionally to
and the Adminsitrative Specialist is handle a call if his officers are tied up elsewhere. That
Darrin Repp. occurs about once a month. “We still get our hands in
it,” Willis said about himself and his captain. “I try to get
James can be reached at out and talk to people. I try to do it on a daily basis, so they know who I am.”
Willis does get called out on major scenes, but he has
Stryker Police Chief Says He’s In A Good Place “a good bunch of guys and supervisors, so they make it
By: James Pruitt PHOTO BY JIM PRUITT , STAFF The job still has its challenges, which keeps Willis
THE VILLAGE REPORTER GOOD SPOT... Stryker Police Chief Steve Schlosser feels fresh.
he is in a good position right now with his staffing. He try- A constant refrain from the local chiefs is the de-
The reality of leading a small-town police department ing to get raises for his officers to bring part-timers up to mands the state places on their departments by mandat-
is many of the officers will leave for bigger towns and the same hourly rate as his full-time officer. ing specific training and the amount of hours required
bigger paychecks. for that training. Above that is the training the local of-
come in and give me two shifts on the weekend.” ficers receive in other areas, Willis said. The mandates
Stryker is no exception and Chief Steve Schlosser un- Schlosser figures Mendez will work 29 out of 31 days are tough on the smaller departments, he said.
derstands the village is a stepping stone for many of his “We’re fortunate we have a good working relationship
younger officers. In the seven years he has been running in one month. “You just don’t find guys like that very with the mayor and the council. We have enough guys
the department, he says has had 13 people who started often,” Schlosser said. “You know a guy like that got our on the force we can afford to send guys to different types
out as a part-time officer and moved up to full-time else- K-9 program started out of his own pocket.” of training,” Willis said.
where. “Whenever we can prepare an officer for bigger Bryan Police Department’s Roster includes Chief
and better things,” Schlosser said. “I’ve accepted that. The department will be losing another longtime officer Mike Willis, Captain Chris Chapa, Sergeant Cliff Weigel,
“We may not get outstanding pay and we may not be when James Scheirer leaves for a civilian job in Cleve- Sergeant Stan Nihart, Sergeant Mario Rodriguez, Det.
jumping from call to call to call,” Schlosser said. “But, I land. He worked full-time for a GM subsidiary and still Paul Zawodny, Ptl. Steve Grimes, Det. Tracy Williamson,
think we do a good job preparing young officers to go on managed to work five to six shifts a month, the chief said. Ptl. Jeremy Viers, Ptl. Tony Plotts, Ptl. Justin Garza &
to do bigger and better things.” “Guys like Steve and James, I depend on that,” Schlosser K9 Sage, Ptl. Steve Doctor, Ptl. Mike Padisak, Ptl. Derek
said. “They provide good leadership for the men.” Beardsley, Ptl. Mason Zuck, Ptl. John Rathke, Ptl. An-
He cites JR Treace as a recent example. Treace was a thonie Korkis, Ptl. Mason Hammond, and Ptl. Jesse Bar-
great officer in Schlosser’s view, but he left for a better Still, Schlosser is not complaining about his lot. He rera
job in Montpelier as did a couple of other of his men. remains positive about the state of the department. “We James can be reached at
Schlosser doesn’t bear any ill will toward his counter- are in a good position,” Schlosser said.
part in Montpelier (Dan McGee) and says they have a
great working relationship. McGee said he never went Schlosser is now asking the Village Council to con-
looking for new hires in Stryker, he simply posted a no- sider raising the salaries of its officers. He would like to
tice about his openings. see his patrol officers make between $14 and $16 per
hour and supervisors between $15.50 and $17 a hour.
The decision by Treace to leave his position as the
number two officer in Stryker was tough, the chief said. The Stryker Police Department roster includes: Chief
Treace had several heart to heart talks with Schlosser Steve Schlosser, Lt. Jordan Williams, Ptl. Ben Saddoris,
before he left. “He was torn between here and Montpe- Sgt. Steve Mendez, Sgt. James Scheirer, Ptl. Jason Alga-
lier,” Schlosser said. “He’s originally from Montpelier. He rin, Ptl. Cory Nichols, Ptl. Robert Williams, Ptl. Andrew
was a good fit.” Seiple, and Ptl. Dylan Woods.

Accepting his stepping-stone status, Schlosser said James can be reached at
he makes a promise to each young officer to get them pre-
pared. “I don’t expect young officers to stay,” Schlosser
said. “My job is to prepare them and to give then a good
experience. I have provided good leadership.”

Schlosser knows what he’s talking about. He himself
left Stryker for Montpelier, before coming back later as
chief. “That’s where, truly, I got my feet wet,” Schloss-
er said. “I got my good experience from Jeff Lane and
Jimmy Brace. Those guys taught me how to be a good
police officer.” So he takes what those men gave him and
passes it along to the other officers, Schlosser said.

He would not describe his department as a revolving
door and cites longtime officers such as Steve Mendez
who has worked in Stryker part-time for 15 years. Men-
dez is responsible for Stryker to have a K-9 unit after
raising the money to get a rescue dog from Pennsylva-

“Guys like Steve Mendez don’t come along very of-
ten,” Schlosser said. “He is planted at his position at
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6 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Saluting Our Area Police Departments

Pioneer’s Police Officers Makes Williams County Sheriff Wants More
Personnel To Better Serve Residents
Life Great For Chief

By: James Pruitt By: James Pruitt

Life is good for Pioneer For Williams County Sheriff Steve
Police Chief Timothy Liven- Towns, his biggest issue remains his
good. desired level of staffing and the lack of
“I am blessed we have money from the Board of Commissioners
the support that we do in to meet it.
this community,” Livengood He is currently preparing for contract
said. “I have a great group negotiations with the union represent-
of guys working with me. ing his deputies and any problems can
“I tell them that if it wasn’t be linked to the county’s refusal to spend
for those guys I’d be just enough money on his department. “It’s
noting earth shattering,” Towns said.
another chief. They make it The department has 12 road patrol
Unlike several depart- officers, one in the MAN Unit and one
DARE officer.
ments in the area, turnover On a brighter note, Towns feels good
has not been an issue for
Livengood, but he is dealing about going into his third year of DARE
at local schools. To get the students pre-
with the same lack of quali- PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF
ty candidates that are com- pared for it, the department will having WILLIAMS COUNTY SHERIFF ... Steve
ing out of the academies. its annual DARE camp. “We want to be Towns would like the county to help him
Pioneer is like most depart- out in the community,” Towns said. “I’d rebuild his staff so he can reduce the pres-
rather be there instead of arresting some- sure on his current crew and serve the
ments in the state and this body.” public better.
being a small force.
The chief went to the PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF The outreach efforts come at a price
Ohio Association of Chiefs PIONEER POLICE CHIEF ...Timothy N. Livengood over- for the sheriff. There are times he believes we can offer. It used to be you could work
of Police convention last sees a small department, but is looking forward to hav- his staff is overwhelmed with the work- 25 years and get a pension in Williams
year and learned of the 900 ing two graduates of a local academy join the force in load because he doesn’t have enough peo- County.”
or more agencies in the September. ple. “We just don’t have the time,” Towns
state, 75 percent have 25 or said. “It’s too bad some people can’t see With a bleak future for law enforce-
less staff. “They are all suf- that, to be able to keep our come to Pioneer in the first the big picture.” ment, from his perspective, Towns said
fering a great deal from the vehicles fairly new,” Liven- place is the top challenge. it’s time for the profession to do some self-
lack of officer (candidates) good said. “So that’s not The local academies are Being short-staffed is a hot-button examination. Being the only elected law
willing to come into the pro- bad.” The department tries struggling to get full compli- topic the sheriff returns to often. He be- enforcement officer in the county gives
fession,” Livengood said. to keep up with the new ments of candidates to have lieves his department has been under- him a unique perspective. Towns believes
“Everybody is just short. equipment and technology a class. “I think the overall staffed for nearly a decade. his position gives him more direct lines
There is just not a bunch of in law enforcement in the atmosphere in law enforce- of communication with the people and al-
candidates coming into the rest of the county. ment is playing a huge part The county forced him to cut half lows him to be everybody’s sheriff. “It’s so
academies” in that,” Livengood said. “I his deputies during the Great Recession important to keep this office close to the
Another challenge is think it’s the attention out when county revenues disappeared. Now public,” Towns said.
That shows up for many the state’s consistent push there from social media or that the economy has recovered, he can’t
of the smaller departments for continued professional what gets reported on the understand why the county won’t let him Towns sees some bright spots with
in the county with a dearth training hours for officers. evening news.” begin to restore his staff. “We are four a number of new police chiefs and new
of part-time officers. These The requirements have people short,” Towns said. “I am only ask- sheriffs in the area. This could help the
are the key members that grown from minimal hours That has led to many ing for two. Still, here we are. Other agen- war on drugs as the new leaders will have
give the overall department to 16 hours. Now the state officers second-guessing cies have new hires and raises. Nobody more energy and new ideas. “We really
some flexibility in schedul- wants 40 hours a year of themselves. That can have else works 24/7, 365 days a year.” have got a lot of effort,” Towns said. “We
ing. We are dependent on mandatory training. deadly consequences. “A look to expand that effort.”
that in the small rural set- moment’s worth of hesita- Towns is also frustrated with the de-
tings,” Livengood said. “Just to ensure that the tion could be taking the mands the state has placed on police As the drug problem continues to
officers are getting some of lives of officers,” Livengood officers in regard to training. There are evolve, he is noticing an uptick in the
Pioneer has three full- the newest training, wheth- said. Many come into law already demands for 20 hours of train- use of heroin and Fetanyl. That has been
time officers and three er it’s legal updates, cultur- enforcement to help people, ing, which leaves only a few hours on the followed with more treatment, which is
part-timers. There are two al diversity and some gen- but those same people can range for deputies. “The state wants to a good sign to him. The hope now is to
people in the academy right eralized trainings that they are coming back with a add another 20 hours by 2020,” Towns determine which treatment works best,
now who are expected back allow.” verbal pounding and many said. “If we don’t get more staffing in here while at the same time determining which
after graduation. Of the two officers don’t want to be a in two to three years, we will have to make people go to treatment and which go to
in the academy, one has ex- Another change is the part of that. They get up in the officers more effective and efficient on jail.
perience is southern Ohio Ohio Collaborative. This is the morning for work and our own.”
and then left to spend four a state-led program which make sure their uniforms “We are willing to try anything,” Towns
years in the Army. “He did allows agency adminis- are just right and head out Getting more young people to enter said, referring to Drug Court and DARE.
his time and came back trators a chance to make to make a positive impact. the academies is getting tougher. Towns “Give it a shot, see if anything works. We
and wanted to get into law sure their policy and pro- “It’s hard to do when there doesn’t see a lot of incentives for young have got to get good people working on it.”
enforcement,” Livengood cedure manuals are up to is some negative light,” Liv- people to go into law enforcement. “There
said. “We are eager to get date, Livengood said. “In engood said. “I think it’s are a lot of other opportunities with a lot James can be reached at
them back and out of the regard to the hiring officers, getting better. The overall less stress,” Towns said. “There’s not a lot
academy.” whether it’s ethics (or) mor- hype at that particular time
als,” LIvengood said. “It’s is passing slowly. But we West Unity Police Department
The new officers will go trying to improve what we need to continue to strive Is Handling Changes
through the department’s have and meet a standard, and increase that interest
training regimen before be- which essentially puts Ohio and fill these shoes. I am By: James Pruitt
ing put on the road. The in- at a higher standard for not going to be here forever; THE VILLAGE REPORTER
flux of even two part-timers law enforcement.” It helps we need young men and
is a “blessing” for the chief to get the best candidates, women who are interest in It’s been a year of change
and relief for the officers. but also to make sure the preserving this profession.” for the West Unity Police
“We try to run a 24/7, 365 department is culturally di- The next generation is go- Department.
days a year,” Livengood verse for the community it ing to have to realize no one
said. “Scheduling, some- serves. This means opening gets into the profession for The agency lost School
times it’s pretty hard to the door to women and mi- the money, Livengood said. Resource Officer Jeff Arnold
meet that requirement. We nority candidates.“We want “They need to have a pas- to retirement, but hired a
make it work.” to put them to work,” Liv- sion,” Livengood said. new full-time patrolman
engood said. “They are try- and promoted another to
The officers cruise the ing to level the playing field, Pioneer Police Depart- sergeant. Chief JR Jones
town in good vehicles. The but also strengthen the ment’s roster includes remains upbeat. “I am ex-
village replaces one vehicle standards for law enforce- Chief Timothy N. Liven- cited about what the fu-
every two years, chang- ment in the state of Ohio.” good, Lt. Jonathan M. Rob- ture will bring,” Jones said.
ing over the fleet every six “We are keeping up on our
years. “We are grateful for But getting the help to training.”

erts, Officer Jason Sprague, Jones celebrated 15
Sgt. Scott Pollick, Aux. Ofc. years with the department
Joshua Cluley, Aux. Ofc. and the village council rec-
Ryan Reed, Officer Johann ognized his tenure in May.
Matute, Retired Ofc. Terry Mayor Peg Bernath pre- PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF
Bartel, Retired Ofc. Gene sented JR Jones with a cer- WEST UNITY ... JR Jones has been police chief at West
Kroetz, Honorary Ofc. Den- tificate and a large cake. Unity for almost 10 years. Photo submitted
ny Manley, Sgt. Edward space allows the depart- been on since 2009, while
“Butch” Wilhite, and Officer Jones wants the com-
Alan Donnett. munity know his officers
are giving residents they
best service they can pro-
James can be reached at vide. “We want to make ment much more flexibility. everyone else joined in sure they are getting the “It’s a big deal; it’s a great 2015 or 2016.
best that they can,” Jones asset,” Jones said. “A lot of the department
said. The department also got heads have turned since
To replace Arnold as a new SUV this year which I took over,” Jones said. “I
SRO, Lt. Phil Fry is attend- has helped, the chief said. am just looking forward to
ing training. He will serve as “It’s working out great,” developing the younger of-
liaison between the school Jones said. ficers.”
and Jones. “When he is not A continued priority is The department will be
working, I am going to uti- community policing. Jones aided with Fry becoming
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Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 7

Saluting Our Area Police Departments

Archbold Police Chief Bringing Wauseon Police Department Makes
Long Career To An End Community Outreach A Priority

By: James Pruitt By: Nate Calvin PHOTO BY NATE CALVIN, STAFF
After 32 years with the Archbold Police Police in Wauseon since 2004.
Department, Chief Thom Ross will be re- Chief Keith Torbet is in his 33rd year with
tiring later this year. the Wauseon Police Department, taking over As is the case for many public agencies,
The announcement comes less than a the top position back in 2004. He started with being fiscally responsible is a top priority.
year after he was appointed chief full time the department in 1984 in the role of part The chief stated that there is a need for a
by the Village Council, but he had been time auxiliary officer before going fulltime in newer public safety building, which is where
acting chief for some time after his prede- 1987. Wauseon currently has 14 full time of- the police and fire departments are currently
cessor suffered a stroke. ficers on staff to go with 3 part-time and 10 housed, but now is not the time to seek mon-
Ross oversees nine full-time officers auxiliary officers. In 2016, the department ey from the taxpayers for that so the depart-
and four part-time officers and is in the responded to 10,212 calls as compared to ment makes the best of what they have. One
process of adding a fifth person. 9,509 in 2015. Overall there was a decrease way the department looks for funds outside
It’s been a quiet year so far with no ma- of 7% in serious crimes in the city for 2016. of tax money is through grants from the state
jor changes in the force. of Ohio. Chief Torbet himself writes grants,
“The guys are doing a great job,” Ross Since taking over has the chief, there have his first being in 1994. With grant money re-
said. “They make my life easier.” been many programs he has helped start or ceived in the past the department has been
continue during his time. They included put- able to fund safety city, upgrade their com-
Roster PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF ting a SRO (school resource officer) in the puters, and start a victim advocate program.
Chief Thom Ross .....................32 years YEARS OF SERVICE... Thom Ross is the school system, forming a crime scene inves-
Ptl. Dennis Sullivan .................30 years police chief in Archbold. Ross has served tigation unit, bike patrol, and continuing the Chief Torbet, a Lyons, Ohio native, feels
Sgt. Terry Mull.......................20.5 years 32 years with the Archbold Police Depart- Explorers program. In this program, 14-21 the department is very fortunate to have a
Ptl./Clerk Tera Rogers ..........13.5 years ment and another 2 ½ years before that year olds that are interested in law enforce- good working relationship with local govern-
Asst. Chief Leo Wixom...........1.5 years with the Fire Department. ment get an opportunity to work side by side ment officials and with neighboring police
Clerk Cyndi Cassidy.............9.75 years with police officers. In 2006, Wauseon imple- and fire departments. “I served as the presi-
Ptl. David Schweinghagen.... 4 months mented a 24 hour dispatch so Wauseon citi- dent of the Ohio Association Chiefs of Police
Ptl. Jerry Brown .........................4 years zens could file reports or complaints no mat- in 2015-2016 and I can tell you that other
Ptl. Nathan Slough................4.25 years ter the time of day. “In the past, anything that communities and departments are not as for-
Ptl. Alanna Ferreirra ..................4 years was called in during off hours went thru the tunate, and that makes the job very difficult”,
Ptl. Chris Blosser....................2.5 years Fulton County Sheriff Office”, said Torbet. he said. When asked about the most reward-
Ptl. Gary Alfred ..........................2 years “This put a tremendous load on them so it ing part of his job, Torbet stated it was simply
Ptl. Isaac Breneman ...............2.5 years was nice to get that up and going and in fact being able to serve the community in which
Ptl. Brice Meyer..........................2 years we serve as a back up to the sheriff’s office he lives and just helping his fellow residents
in case any of their systems would go down”, whenever needed.
Delta Police Department Continues Excellence he added.
Nate can be reached at
By: Nate Calvin One thing that the Wauseon Police De-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER partment takes pride in is their connection
with the community. They host a Safety City
The Village of Delta’s Police Department Program for children ages up to entering kin-
is under the guidance of Nathan Hartsock. dergarten in which they learn everything from
Chief Hartsock began his career in law en- fire safety to bus safety. This year there were
forcement in 1993, joining the Delta de- 81 kids enrolled in the program. This past
partment in 2001 and becoming chief of year also had officers volunteering in the Ohio
the Fulton County village in 2013. The de- Reads Programs at both Wauseon Primary
partment serves the approximately 3,100 and Elementary Schools. Also, recently the
residents of Delta with six full time and department has started hosting Coffee with
four part-time officers to go with a full time a Cop at local businesses. This a Department
clerk. The department handles on average of Justice program designed as an informal
about 2,500 calls per year. setting for the public to ask questions of local
law enforcement. “We’ve had good feedback
The police station was first located at with this program”, said Torbet. “There are
Memorial Hall on Main St. in Delta. Need- things we assume everybody knows because
ing a facility with more space, the depart- we deal with it on a daily basis so this just
ment moved to its current location at 421 gives the public a chance to ask questions
Fernwood Avenue in 2003. The police de- and be informed”, added Torbet.
partment currently has four marked po-
lice vehicles. Of the four vehicles, the two Swanton Police Officer Works In Different Worlds
that are used for patrols are a 2017 and a
2015 Ford Police Interceptor SUV. Both are PHOTO BY NATE CALVIN, STAFF By: Bill O’Connell PHOTO BY BILL O’CONNELL, STAFF
equipped with traffic radar units, mobile DELTA POLICE DEPARTMENT…Police THE VILLAGE REPORTER SWANTON…Charles E. Kessinger of the Swanton police
data terminals, digital mobile video sys- Chief Nathan Hartsock pictured with one Department
tems, AEDs, digital still photo technology, of the vehicles used to patrol the streets As a full-time officer for
and recently, patrol officers began carrying of Delta. the Swanton Police Depart- “It’s a good school to tively misinterpreted creat-
Naloxone, an opioid inhibitor to counter the ment (SPD) for the past six help them out, to get them ing unnecessary and some-
effects of opioid overdoses, in addition to added. He would like to see more inter- years, Charles E. Kessinger where they need to be when times harmful drama.
the other routine patrol vehicle equipment. action between the officers and the com- has been involved in every they have nothing else.” he
The other two vehicles are currently a 2011 munity when it comes to the community conceivable aspect of law explained. “It’s a different In addition to helping
and a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria. The Police feeling free to approach an officer to ask enforcement for the com- group of kids there than reign in the discipline is-
Department also deploys a Harley David- munity, ranging from traf- I have out here in Swan- sues, Chuck, with assis-
son patrol motorcycle that was seized from a question. “We really need to work on fic control to investigating ton. So, culturally, I get tance from Counselor Min-
a habitual drunk driver and uses it under bridging the gap between law enforcement robberies, burglaries and a mix of both worlds which dy Moeller and the Swanton
normal patrol duties. Also, the department and the citizens”, he added. One thing drug-related crimes. is nice. It helps me relate Fire and Rescue Depart-
utilizes an AM General military HMMWV Chief Hartsock is impressed with is the to kids that are raised dif- ment, staged a mock crash
(Humvee) that was acquired through a communication and cooperation between Recently, he took on ferently, speak differently demonstration just before
federal government program that provides neighboring departments and also federal another important assign- and act differently.” There the prom to show the stu-
surplus military equipment free to law en- agencies. ment, becoming the SPD’s are times when these two dents the possible conse-
forcement agencies. The Humvee is used Resource Officer for the worlds will interact and quences of poor decisions
for parades and as a disaster relief vehicle A prime example of this occurred back Swanton Local School Dis- Chuck’s experiences give made involving alcohol and
mainly in the winter months to support on March 14th when the village experi- trict, a newly created posi- him the ability to quickly driving.
all emergency services in the village and enced a murder. “I had FBI and BCI agents tion. In this capacity, Offi- adjust to those situations.
around the county. The department also knocking on the door offering their help. cer “Chuck”, as he is known “It has helped me become a With school shootings
has bicycle patrol officers which are a criti- The Toledo Police Department called and by many in the Village, is better officer,” he said. having become such a
cal part of the department. Not only does it said whatever you need just tell us. When able to work with the area’s prevalent part of our soci-
help public relations but it also assists uni- interviews were completed that incident youth, helping to teach Officer Kessinger be- ety today, Officer Kessinger
formed marked patrol units in day to day covered four states and the fact it ended in them valuable lessons that gan working with Swanton also helped educate teach-
operations and those areas that may not be just about four hours speaks to the amount will serve well them in their Schools in 2016, teaming ers and support staff with
accessible to full sized patrol cars. of cooperation we have in this area”, said daily lives in and outside with high school princi- a training session designed
Hartsock. “There’s no way we could have the Village of Swanton, to pal Jason Longbrake and to teach the adults in the
Since Chief Hartsock, who is one of dealt with that alone”, added the chief. “Un- keep them from getting into assistant principal Steve school to recognize gun fire
three certified ALICE instructors in Ful- fortunately, someone lost their life that day trouble in the “real world”. Smith in developing a pro- and distinguish it from oth-
ton County, took over he hasn’t seen the but the fact we were able to reunite that active approach to disci- er sounds such as a door
need for sweeping changes. “We have the family so quickly was a credit to everyone It is a position the Swan- pline issues within the stu- slamming or a car backfir-
same manpower as before but definitely involved with the search”. ton resident, originally from dent body. A recent survey ing. He accomplished this
more rules in place which makes the job Toledo, is highly qualified of the numbers showed by firing off rounds of au-
more challenging”, he said. “But at the Nate may be reached at for with three years of ex- what a dramatic differ- thentic sounding blanks in
same time those rules are good because perience working a security ence their new program various locations around
it’s showing the community we are hold- detail at Phoenix Academy has had. From 2011 until the school as teachers re-
ing our police officers accountable”, he on Jefferson Street in To- 2015 Swanton High School mained in their rooms. The
ledo, a job he still holds registered an annual aver- teachers were surprised
today through the Lucas age of 350 disciplinary ac- by what they heard and it
County Sheriff’s Depart- tions taken. With only one opened a lot of eyes as well
ment. Officer Kessinger year in the new program, as a lot of ears.
describes Phoenix Acad- the number dropped to just
emy as a school for kids over 150, an improvement It is evident that Officer
that need to get their GED of approximately 57%. Kessinger’s message is get-
(General Educational De- ting through to the kids in
velopment) degree, for kids “This was because of both Swanton and Toledo.
that are struggling in life, us talking to the students The numbers bear that out.
and for kids that have been before things got out of He builds a rapport with
in trouble, including being hand, educating them to them through persistent
involved with gang activity. what could happen. We and honest communica-
try to stop them from get- tion. “I’m always straight
ting themselves in trouble,” forward with them,” Chuck
Chuck said. Not surpris- said. I know if I lie to them
ingly, social media plays I will lose them so I am al-
a “huge factor” in causing ways honest.” It is an effec-
many of the problems he tive and positive method of
went on to say and a lot of interaction that resonates
their efforts were focused in both his worlds.
on teaching the students
how postings can be nega- Bill can be reached at


8 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Saluting Our Area Police Departments

Fayette Police Keeps The Fulton County Sheriff Earns Award
Peace With Small Force For Use Of Force, Hiring Process

FAYETTE POLICE... Jason Simon serves as Police THE VILLAGE REPORTER AWARD EARNED... Fulton County Sheriff Roy Miller stands with his certificate his
Chief. agency earned for following the recommended training guidelines in use of force and
The last 12 months have hiring process from the Ohio Collaborative.
419-924-5210 been a time of change and forward progress for the participates in the Ohio is pushing law enforce- no, the sheriff told him to
Fulton County Sheriff’s De- Collaborative which looks ment agencies to be more check the backseat and
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. partment. at policies local law enforce- engaged in their communi- sure enough a packet of
Saturday 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ment agencies have and ties,” Miller said. “Through heroin was found.
The department has makes recommendations a list of many different
Commercial, Industrial, and Residential seen its first DARE class for changes. The program things; we’ve seen that list “I can see it helps with
01978 Co. Rd. 22A • Stryker, OH 43557 in at least a decade and is completely voluntary, but and we are not going to complaints,” Miller said.
has been recognized for Miller sees a lot of positives have a Boys Club.” Some
(419) 428-3161 • implementing policies de- coming out from it. of what the department will Miller has a great rela-
signed to improve efficien- do is continue with the bike tionship with the Board of
Artesian of Pioneer cies. Staffing continues to “Last year we got certi- patrol, which affords depu- Commissioners.
be a strong point and the fied,” Miller said. “It was use ties a good way to engage
50 Industrial Ave • Pioneer, OH department saw one of its of force and hiring process.” with residents. There are The department has
AOPWATER.COM officers promoted to major. The hiring process includes also parades and Safety added another dog, Fazzo,
background checks and City. to the K-9 unit. Fazzo joins
Sheriff Roy Miller leads polygraphs, psychological Maggie. The dogs work pri-
a department consisting of backgrounds. The depart- “We put on a Safety City marily with drug stops, as
a major, four sergeants, 18 ment was doing polygraphs now annually that we didn’t that scourge is still preva-
deputies on road patrols, and psych tests already, used to do. I am enjoying it; lent.
eight dispatchers and three the sheriff said. “But there I am getting good feedback.
civilians. The goal is to keep are some agencies, you’d be The deputies are enjoying Miller is supportive of
the peace and the roads surprised, don’t have the it,” Miller said. The program the Drug Court started by
safe. funds or know where to go means the deputies are not Judge Jeff Robinson. While
for that stuff,” Miller said. out writing tickets. it’s still too early to see re-
The DARE class at Ever- “It’s not cheap to do it.” sults, any tool that can
green Schools is the apple Another new item to the take even one person off
of Miller’s eye. The program The lack of action leaves department is the use of the streets and out of jail
has changed considerably the public asking, “Where body ware video. for drugs is worth it to the
from its former incarnation. did you get these guys?” sheriff.
In the past, it was all about Miller said. There’s no The sheriff has in-car
saying no to drugs, now lo- guarantee some officers video and Miller said it One change has been
cal students are taught to may go insane after joining helps both ways. He cited the reduction in use Nar-
make good decisions in life. the force, but with follow- one time where a female can, a chemical that is used
ing the recommended hir- suspect was placed in the in drug overdoses. Three
The program was given ing practices, departments back seat and the video years ago, the department
to sixth graders and it will can usually spot the bad caught her wiggling around used it twice, and two years
return to Evergreen this apples. while handcuffed. The ago, there were 8-10 in-
next school year. Wauseon sheriff had seen the video stances.
may add a DARE class this This year the officers and asked the deputy if
year. The program makes will be heavily involved he there had been anyone Last year, there were
an impact, Miller said, re- with community engage- else in that back seat since zero uses. Miller attributes
calling something heard ment. “Ohio Collaborative then. When the deputy said that to the over-the-counter
Gov. John Kasich say. availability to parents and
“Just taking the time out loved ones.
to talk to kids,” Miller said.
“Having a heart-to-heart James can be reached at
conversation with them
about drugs, early on up to
young adult, the likelihood
of them getting involved in
illegal drugs or illegal activ-
ities, they drop by 50 per-

The program helps law
enforcement agencies bring
the level of respect of offi-
cers to the students. This
is much-needed given the
flood of stories about police
shootings in other cities.
“It’s trying to get that trust
built back up in your com-
munity,” Miller said. “I am
not sure we lost that, most-
ly, but it never hurts to be

Miller’s department also

Edgerton Police Sees Sergeant Promoted To Chief

Serving Northwest By: James Pruitt

Natural Gas There’s a new police chief in town,
Since 1914 but Edgerton residents don’t have to
1-800-331-7396 worry about getting to know a new
825 North Main St., Bryan, Ohio 43506 PHOTO BY JIM PRUITT , STAFF
Daniel Griffin became chief in NEW CHIEF... Daniel Griffin, a 17-year member of the Edgerton Police De-
Edgerton in May 2017, following the partment is the new chief after Jeremy Jones retired earlier
resignation of former chief Jeremy
Office: 419-636-5500 Toll Free: 866-870-5500 Jones earlier in the year. He has Towns like Bryan and Montpelier doesn’t have to pay those benefits
been a member of the force for 17 have been of great assistance over or additional full-time officers. “With
Fax: 419-636-5900 years (starting November 1999) and his career, Griffin said. “It’s nice to that group, there is a low percentage
before that spent 10 years in West count on them,” Griffin said. “The who want to eventually go full time,” Unity. Sheriff’s Department, they are al- Griffin said. “A lot of that has to do
ways there for you. They are a great with the wage being below norm.”
1248 E. Main • Montpelier, OH Griffin grew up in Swanton and bunch of guys.”
419-485-3181 • fax 419-485-8329 wanted to become a police officer The part-timers often make so
to serve and help others. Becoming While he is an administrator now, much more with a civilian job, that if chief for Edgerton just means he gets Griffin still gets out on the road and they really want to enjoy law enforce-
to remain in town. “I know Edgerton; knows if something happens while ment, they are going to stay where
I like Edgerton,” Griffin said. “I be- he is on duty, it’s on him. The work, they are at, Griffin said.
lieve I am a good fit.” Griffin believes without the administrative responsi-
he is the best person to help the de- bilities, remains the same when he The department is having a hard
partment and officers “stay in the was a sergeant. time filling its opening for a third po-
21st century.” sition. “We are looking for a full-time
The mandatory training require- officer,” Griffin said. “We are will-
He had nothing but good things ments of the state are making an ing to hire more auxiliary officers.
to say about his predecessor whom impact on small-town departments, Our wage is the highest in Williams
he described as “one of the best Griffin said. The mandates are af- County for part-time help,” Griffin
chiefs I have ever seen. He was an fecting the part-time officers. “We said.
all-around good leader,” Griffin said. thrive on part-time officers,” Griffin
said. He acknowledged the work the Edgerton Police Department ros-
Heading up a small-town depart- full-timers do, but said having part- ter includes: Chief Daniel Griffin,
ment has its unique skill set. The time officers is a need for his depart- Sgt. Steve Suchocki, Ptl. Sam Santa
chief must have the motivation and ment. Rita, Ptl. Tracy Harding, Ptl. Scott
leadership and not be afraid to make Boyd, Ptl. Tyson Wasilewski, Ptl.
a decision, Griffin said. “You are your “They are paid employees, but Austin Cape, Ptl. Gregg Hartner, Ptl.
own boss, in general,” Griffin said.” its secondary employment,” Griffin Randy Mohre, and Chaplain Bryon
If you are afraid to make decisions said. “Their primary employment is Adams. (Roster derived from Village
or to act on something you know is critical and you have to work with Website)
right or wrong, you’ll be trailing be- that.” But having part-time officers
hind.” saves the village money because it James can be reached at
This philosophy applies to all of-
ficers of a small-town department.
Most of the time, an officer is on his
own in a one-man operation. There
is backup at a distance, but the of-
ficer is by himself, Griffin said.

“There are big differences between
a part-time and a full-time depart-
ment,” Griffin said. “There is a big
difference between towns with mul-
tiple officers and towns compared
with Edgerton. “And one of those dif-
ferences is you always have fellow of-
ficers around you. Area communities
support us hands down.”


Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 9

Fulton County Adds Delta Project Stryker Village Council
To CDBG Infrastructure List Holds Regular Meeting

By: James Pruitt price of $203,260. By: James Pruitt the company which removed the garland
THE VILLAGE REPORTER The commissioners approved a reso- THE VILLAGE REPORTER July 18.

A project in Archbold and one in lution that would allow Metamora to After a long career serving the village of The cost of the decorations will depend
Delta have been selected for the Criti- take the place of a community whose Stryker, Patsy Mealer is resigning. Mayor on the number of poles needed. The vil-
cal Infrastructure Project list for Fulton project is not approved through the Joey Beck made the announcement at lage cannot put extra outlets on the poles
County. Small Cities Program for 2017. the July 10 meeting of the council. Mealer anymore because it does not own them.
has been working as an independent con- Where Edison had turned a blind eye to
The Board of Commissioners made At the board’s July 11 meeting, the tractor since February 2016, but has been the practice, PUCO frowns upon the prac-
the final selection and authorized Mau- commissioners reviewed the Landfill In- connected to Stryker for many years. tice. The budget is around $5,000.
mee Valley Planning Organization to spection report for June; the Treasurer
submit the final application at its meet- to Auditor Balancing report; the amend- When he first read the letter, Beck Two of Stryker’s distressed properties
ing July 11. The CIP program is com- ed certificate of resources and the cer- said he did not want it. But after accept- have been accepted into the county’s land
petitive and there is no basic allocation. tificate of compliance. ing the news, he said the village will find bank. The council approved the second
The finalists are selected based on scor- someone to replace Mealer, but it will be reading of Ordinance 2017-3 to allow li-
ing. The board increased funding for difficult. Beck thanked Mealer for staying censed medical marijuana cultivation op-
training of the Local Emergency Plan- on to finish the projects she was working erations.
The Delta project is the complete re- ning Commission by $11,900. on. Mealer’s last day of her contract will
construction of Fernwood Street and be July 31. She wishes to remain on the Police Chief Steve Schlosser reported
replacement of the water and sewer They also approved the county tax boards she has been appointed to repre- a quiet month with 70 reports filed and
system. The project is estimated to cost budget for 2018 with the revenues ex- sent Stryker, her letter stated. 17 traffic warnings issued. The chief did
$280,000 with $20,000 for administra- pected to bring in $11.9 million. That is request a meeting with the Finance Com-
tion. a drop from a little more than $12 mil- The village had a rough month finan- mittee to determine if the police officers
lion in 2017 and from $13,328,028 in cially since the last meeting, Fiscal Of- salaries could be increased. The depart-
The other project is a reconstruction 2016. ficer Beth Rediger said. The village took ment has gone without raises for five
of Murbaugh Street in Archbold. in $79,348 in revenues, but shelled out years and Schlosser would like to see the
The board approved a lease agree- $195,025 in expenses. Most of the ex- village’s wages become more competitive.
The commissioners also approved ment for the Fulton County Senior Cen- penses came in the final payment of the A recent candidate for a position turned
several CDBG allocation funded projects ter with Fairlawn Inc., 550 Haven Drive, community’s sewer loan of $110,274, Re- down the offer due to the pay, Schlosser
including: Fayette will receive $30,000 Archbold. The county will pay the land- diger said. The other major expense was said.
for its water tower project and $24,100 lord $50 a month. the repair of two sewer pumps, she said.
to replace a fence at its park; Chester- The new Dollar General store could
field Township will receive $84,000 for The board hired attorney Jan Stamm The village continues to research new open between July 17 and 20.
road widening and resurfacing; Swanton to represent them in the matter of un- Christmas decorations for downtown. The
will see $37,500 to renovate a pavilion; zoned real estate in Dover Township. village will meet with representatives of James Pruitt may be reached at
Archbold will receive $50,000 for side- The county will pay the attorney a flat
walks and MVPO will receive $56,400 rate of $250.
for administration work. Senior CenterNews (Continued)
The county will lease the Fayette
In other actions, the commissioners, United Methodist Church for the Senior
on July 13, reviewed the Dog Warden Center for $500 a month.
report for July 2-8. The office picked
up 28 dogs and redeemed 26. The office The commissioners awarded the bid
collected $170 in fees. for the 2017 Crack Seal Program to the
lone bidder, Scodeller Construction, for
The commissioners awarded the con- $146,521.94.
tract for work on Bridge T23.7 at a bid
James Pruitt may be reached at

Montpelier School Board Hires Fulton County Senior Center’s
New Vocal Music Director August Newsletter Packed Full

By: James Pruitt Tonya Wiyrick was approved as The Fulton County to music you drum on a Information & Referral
THE VILLAGE REPORTER concession stand manager for the Senior Center's recog- large exercise ball (held Specialist, will be avail-
2017-2018 school year. nized Al Scheopner as stationary in a bucket). able by appointment
The Montpelier Board of Educa- the August Valuable Vol- Martha Powers joined from 10am-noon during
tion met briefly July 11 and made The board approved changer unteer. Al a native of the class since she never the following dates and
the following decision: Chelsea Green order 3 to the contract with Michael Colorado worked at IBM/ had the chance to play locations: September 13
was hired as vocal music director for Kinder & Sons, Inc as required for Lexmark before moving the drums in her 1940s Delta Library, Septem-
Montpelier Schools for 2017-18. She work changes per Section XV of the to Wauseon for family. marching band stating "I ber 21- Swanton Library,
will begin at Bachelor’s degree with 1 contractors’ contract. The change in- He's volunteered at sev- am probably one of the September 26 Evergreen
year experience on the salary scale. creased the contract by $63,232.26 eral ministries and or- oldest ones in the class, Library, September 28
In addition, she was approved for the for various changes. The new total for ganizations stating that and age is not a reason to Wyse Commons Library
following supplemental contracts: co- the contract is $3,378,079.02. Darrell volunteering "is a good keep you from joining." (Fairlawn campus Arch-
musical and vocal music. Higbie was selected as the delegate way to meet new people, Karen Schroeder added bold). There is no cost,
to the 2017 OSBA annual business and help out in a lot of "Anyone can do it. You but please make an ap-
Rosemary Dockery was approved meeting. Cristopher Wurm was cho- different ways in the can sit or stand. Follow pointment in advance by
as a Mentor – year 1. sen as the alternate. community." Al spends the leader and music, calling Val at 419-337-
time with his grandchil- and you decide if your 9299.
Michelle Kannel was hired as a James Pruitt may be reached at dren whose activities in- workout is mild or mod-
mental health aide at $50,983.50 and clude Scouts and sports. erate." While there is a Fulton County Pros-
205 days for 2017- 18. Al also takes the time to nominal cost for materi- ecutor Scott Hasel-
enjoy the outdoors (fish- als, the class itself is free. man, Sheriff Roy Miller,
Williams County Engineer’s Office ing and wildlife). A fan of Contact Karen or Beth at and the Fulton County
Announces Bridge Replacement Work the Denver Broncos, he 419-337-9299 for infor- Board of Developmen-
is anticipating August for mation or to sign up. tal Disabilities sponsor
The Williams County Engineer’s Of- located at 22760 CR M.50 (200 feet the start of the pre-sea- the Take Me Home pro-
fice would like to advise the public of west of CR 21/N on M.50). Bridge re- son football. The Fulton County gram. The program is a
upcoming paving and bridge replace- placement is scheduled to begin on Senior Center invites you database for those who
ment work on CR 21/N from US 20A August 28, 2017 with completion an- The Golden Drummers to join their team in the have trouble communi-
to TR M.50, on TR M mfrom CR 21/N ticipated by October 13, 2017. Notice Friday class has grown Alzheimer's Association cating who they are and
to US 127, and on TR M.50 from CR of complete road closure signage is so much that the center Walk to End Alzheimer's where they live focusing
21/N to US 127. anticipated to be placed on or about has added a Wednesday on August 26th around on those with dementia
August 17, 2017. The Contractor is class at 10:45am to ac- the outside of Sauder Vil- or Alzheimer's, autism,
Paving work is scheduled to begin required to post advance closure no- commodate participants lage. Wear your Fulton down syndrome, and
on July 24, 2017 and expected to last tices at the bridge structure. . The class is held at the County Senior Center any non-verbal person
approximately one week. However, Fulton County Senior t-shirt and hat. No reg- with cognitive disability.
some base asphalt may be placed as Williams County regrets the incon- Center gym at 240 Clin- istration is required and The database contains a
early as July 19, 2017. venience that will be caused by the ton Street in Wauseon. the walk is free. You can photo and any identify-
Construction. Golden Drummers is a earn an Alzheimer's Walk ing characteristics, and
Traffic is to be maintained during cardio drumming and t-shirt by raising $100. contact information. Law
paving operations. For further information please con- aerobic workout that Money raised stays in the enforcement can use the
tact the Williams County Engineer’s helps to improve balance community. Sauder Vil- database in the event of
The Bridge Construction will involve Office 419-636- 2454-Ext. 36. and coordination. Set lage will give you a dis- a missing or lost individ-
the replacement of a bridge structure count if you wish to visit ual.
after the walk. Just show
your Walk wristband Contact the Take Me
which you receive at the Home Coordinator at
time of check-in. Check- takemehome@fulton-
in is 9am and 10am is to regis-
the walk. You must reg- ter for free. Registration
ister. Contact Beth for a forms as also available at
registration form and/or all the Fulton County Se-
a form for donation. nior Center sites.

If you're interested As the 160th annual
in nutrition, Meredith Fulton County Fair ap-
Grime (OSU Extension proaches, the Senior
Office) has a four-part Center is in need of vol-
series at the Swanton Se- unteers for their booth.
nior Center (217 Chest- Responsibilities include
nut Street). The four-part handing out brochures
series focus is basic nu- and newsletters, meal
trition, reading food la- tickets, filling the mint
bels, and creative ways basket and keeping the
to use in-season food. promotional DVD play-
Expect demonstrations ing. The Fulton County
and food samples. The Fair runs from Septem-
event will be held August ber 1 -7. Contact Beth
11, August 25, Septem- for more information at
ber 15, and September 419-337-9299.
29 at 11am.
The Fulton County
If you need help un- Senior Center is locat-
derstanding Medicare, ed at 240 Clinton St,
Social Security, insur- Wauseon, Ohio. You can
ance, bills, and appli- contact them by phone
cations, Val Edwards, at 419-337-9299 from



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“The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 11

Library News

This Week For Kids At Six Week Yoga Series Offered At
Swanton Public Library The Edgerton Branch Library

This week at Swanton Public Library: 3, 4, and 5 can get messy and eat Are you looking to find an exercise experienced yoga teachers, who are ca-
July 24-29 tasty food in “Build a Better Snack” on that not only builds up your body, but pable of teaching all levels of the prac-
Wednesday, July 26, at 10:30 am. also relieves stress, gives you more en- tice. So whether you are a yoga newbie,
• Preschoolers and their families can ergy, and relaxes the soul? If the an- or are at a higher level in the exercise,
learn about “A Whole New World” during • Children who just completed grades swer is yes, then the Edgerton Branch this series is one you will enjoy. Cost to
Music & Movement on Monday, July 24, K, 1, and 2 can get messy and eat tasty Library has exactly what you are looking attend is $30 for the full six week series.
at 4:30 pm. food in “Build a Better Snack” on Thurs- for! Come take part in a six week yoga If you would like to participate, please
day, July 27, at 10:30 am. series that will leave you in better physi- sign up at the library.
• Toddlers ages 6 months to 2 years cal, mental, and emotional shape.
with an attending adult can learn “All • Teens who just completed grades The Edgerton Branch Library is lo-
About Me” on Tuesday, July 25, at 6-12 are invited to battle in the “Water Held at the library on Sundays from cated at 319 North Michigan Avenue.
10:30 am. Games” on Thursday, July 27, at 3:30 7:00 to 8:00 pm, the classes will run For more information, contact Shanea
pm. Alternate date is Monday, July 31. from July 23 through August 27. Par- Herman at 419-298-3230.
• Children ages 3-5 are invited to ticipants will receive instruction from
“Recycle This!” on Tuesday, July 25, at • Reading logs for children (grades INFORMATION PROVIDED
10:30 am. 5 and under) are due by 10:30 am on
Friday, July 28. Reading calendars for 10 Year Anniversary Celebrated At
• Children ages 4 up through sec- teens are due by 8:30 pm on Monday, Habitat For Humanity Of Fulton County
ond grade can attend the “Incredible July 31.
Years Prevention Program” or Dinosaur 2017 marks 10 years since Habitat it feels like to have so many people care:
School at 11:15 am on Tuesday, July For more information call 419- for Humanity was incorporated in Ful- “You have no idea what these houses
25. This is a program that builds social 826-2760, visit the library’s website ton County. It took 8 years before that, mean to the people that receive them –
skills through fun and learning put on at http://www.swantonpubliclibrary. a lot of hard work, many dedicated com- the hard work that you put into them
by Four County Family Center. org or visit the library at 305 Chestnut munity members and lots of prayer to and the donations made by the donors
Street in Swanton. gain the status of a stand-alone Habi- to make it happen for people like us,
• Children who just completed grades tat for Humanity Affiliate. “Without who have struggled in different ways.”
INFORMATION PROVIDED the passion ignited by a few heartfelt Another Habitat homeowner adds, “This
individuals, Habitat for Humanity may is God’s love shining through so many
Final Party With “The Music Lady” never have been organized in Fulton people for something so much bigger
For All Ages At Swanton Public Library County. Every person we have served is than building a house.”
blessed by those who took the necessary
On Friday, July 28 at 10:30 am, all mer reading are due by 10:30 the same steps to make that happen”, stated Hei- Habitat will celebrate its 10-year
ages are invited to celebrate the end of morning. The Grand Prize Drawing for di Kern, Habitat’s Executive Director. anniversary with an Open House for
the library’s summer reading program all who either finished the reading goal the public on Sunday, July 30th from
with Beverly “The Music Lady” Meyer! or attended the final party will conclude Habitat believes everyone deserves a 4:00pm to 7:00pm at Wauseon Rotary
The show will be full of interactive mu- the party. Don’t miss it! decent and affordable place to call home. Park, 652 Wood Street, Wauseon. This
sical activities built for the entire audi- Its mission brings people together to is a free event. Complimentary refresh-
ence. Newly constructed songs as well as For more information call 419- build homes, communities and hope. To ments will be provided by St. John’s
reliable sturdy favorites will emerge as 826-2760, visit the library’s website date, Habitat has built 17 homes in Ful- Christian Church, Archbold. Live en-
we work together to spread joy through at http://www.swantonpubliclibrary. ton County and recently completed its tertainment is donated by Abbigale Ab-
music! org or visit the library at 305 Chestnut first home repair project, a new program bot and the Tickets, who bring the roots
Street in Swanton. added to its existing new construction of rock’n roll through music of the 50s,
Children’s reading logs for sum- program. Partnering with Habitat is not 60s and beyond. Habitat representa-
INFORMATION PROVIDED a hand out; partners work very hard tives will be on-hand to answer ques-
completing educational and budgeting tions about the mission. A “Walk Down
Local Art Show At The classes while working on Habitat fund- Memory Lane” photo and video show will
Edon Branch Library raisers and construction sites, includ- highlight Habitat’s accomplishments in
ing their own projects. Repaying the Fulton County. We invite the public to
The Edon Branch Library will be categories. cost of their project is required through bring a lawn chair and enjoy the evening
holding a local art show Monday, Au- If you are interested in participating, a no-interest loan, keeping it affordable. with us.
gust 07 through Saturday, August 12th. This provides long-term strength, stabil-
The public will be able to view the art- the library is looking for artists from ity and self-reliance. As we gear up for the next 10 years,
work throughout the week, and during Edon to exhibit their work. You will perhaps Jonathan Reckford, CEO
Edon Days on Saturday, August 12 from need to submit your art to the library Over the years, local Habitat partners of Habitat International says it best:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Visitors will vote by Friday, August 4th. This is an open have shown their gratitude to donors “Thank you for all that you do. Keep up
on their favorite pieces for four different medium competition including photog- and volunteers by staying involved in the great work and may God continue to
prize categories, People’s Choice, Adult, raphy, crafts, quilting, weaving, paint- not only the Habitat mission but other provide you with the strength and pas-
Junior, and Children’s. After the votes ing, sculpting etc. community involvement activities. They sion to draw nearer to a world where ev-
are counted, the winner of the People’s like to give back to those who made their eryone has a decent place to live.”
Choice award will receive $50, the Adult The Edon Branch Library is located lives better. One partner explains what
winner will be awarded $25, as will the at 105 South Michigan Street. For more INFORMATION PROVIDED
winners of the Junior and Children’s information, please contact Cyndi Jew-
ell at 419-272-2839. Veterans Matter Organization


Used Book Sale At Remodeling To Begin Fundraiser A Success
Bryan Main Library On Bryan Main
Library In August I would like to announce that the donation from Fulton County Veterans
The Bryan Main Library will be hold- fund raiser for the Veterans Matter Or- Groups to nearly $2500.00. This ef-
ing a Used Book Sale, in a large tent on The Bryan Main Library Adult De- ganization was a great success. I proud- fort and sacrifice for our disadvantaged
the outside front lawn of the library , partment will be undergoing a full re- ly presented $1620.00, in checks from comrades and their families, demon-
July 24 through 28. The sale will run model starting August 07. The remodel Fulton County Veterans Groups, to Ken strates Fulton County’s Veterans very
from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm on Monday is expected to last through September Leslie of Veterans Matter at the Q105.5 generous and compassionate spirit to
and Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday 04, weather permitting. Due to how FM, Sponsored, Denny Schaffer 2nd an- the highest degree.
hours will be 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. The much construction will be taking place, nual Disco Party, on July 23rd 2017, at
sale will finish on Friday, with hours the Main Library will be closed during the Hensville Complex in Toledo. Thank you all from the bottom of my
from 9:00 am to noon. Books will be this time, and is expected to reopen on heart.
sold at amazingly low prices. There will Tuesday, September 05. Since the Disco Party, I have received
also be some used furniture for sale as donation commitments, of $800.00 God Bless and guide us all.
well! All proceeds will benefit the library Throughout the renovation process, from units that didn’t have meetings be- Ken O’Neill - Commander
renovation project. Stop in and see what the Bryan Main Library Local History fore the deadline. This brings the total Fulton County United Veterans.
great deals you can find! Center will act as the hub for all li-
brary activities, check-ins/check outs, INFORMATION PROVIDED
The Bryan Main Library is located at and patron services. The Local History
107 E. High Street. For more informa- Center will be open its normal hours, CDC Of Fayette Seeks Citizen
tion contact Jeff Yahraus at 419-636- Monday and Tuesday: 10:00 am-8:00 Of The Year Nominations
6734 ext. 239. pm, Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00
am-6:00 pm, as well as being open on Fayette, Ohio - The CDC of Fayette nominee be identified with a paragraph
INFORMATION PROVIDED Fridays from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm while is seeking nominations for the 2017 that describes why the individual is
the Main building is under construction. Fayette Area Citizen of the Year. The deserving of the honor. The Nomina-
Used Book Sale At West All other WCPL locations, with branch- nomination process acknowledges the tion also needs to include the name of
Unity Branch Library es in Edgerton, Edon, Pioneer, Stryker, contributions of a citizen in the areas of the person making the nomination and
and West Unity will remain open their service, economic development, and en- their contact information.
The West Unity Branch Library will normal hours. deavors that engage citizenry in the pro-
be holding a Used Book Sale through- cess of building the quality of life in our Nominations need to be submitted
out the month of August. Hosted by Williams County Public Library community and the surrounding area. by the 24th of July addressed to CITI-
the Friends of the West Unity Library, would like to apologize for any inconve- ZEN OF THE YEAR 2017, CDC of Fay-
the sale will run during normal library nience that comes from the Main build- The nomination requires that the ette, PO Box 4 Fayette, Ohio 43521.
hours; Mondays and Tuesdays: 1:00 pm ing being closed for a period of time, but
to 7:00 pm, Wednesdays and Thurs- would also like to thank the Williams INFORMATION PROVIDED
days: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, and Fri- County community once again for its
days: 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. Make sure continuous support. Without you, the Conservation Air Tour
you stop in to see what bargains you library would not be able to undergo
can find! these much needed improvements. Wauseon, OH, July 13, 2017: The a seating capacity of three or five pas-
annual Air Tour sponsored by Fulton sengers, so bring your neighbors to fill
The West Unity Branch Library is The Bryan Main Library is located at Soil and Water Conservation District, the plane. Bring your camera; pictures
located at 109 South High Street. For 107 East High Street. For more infor- Fulton County Airport, Naves Aviation of your home and farm from the air are
more information, please contact Ruth mation, please contact Williams County Ltd, Countryside Farms Drainage, Fa- great! Conservation of the land is easily
Meyer at 419-924-5237. Public Library Director Jeff Yahraus at lor Farm Center, Rychener Excavating, spotted from the air and this is a beauti-
419-636-6734 ext. 239. and Andre Land Forming will be held ful time of year to see it.
INFORMATION PROVIDED Saturday, August 12th from 8:00 am –
INFORMATION PROVIDED 5:00 pm. The flights will start from the No reservations are taken. This is
Fulton County Airport located at 9460 charitable event as per FAA regulation
Scooby Doo Party at Edon Branch Library County Road 14, north of County Road 91.146. The Life Flight helicopter will be
J. A rain date is scheduled for August available for viewing, if it is not needed.
The Edon Branch Library will be host- Snacks! Come on in for a fun time! 19th. Evergreen High School FFA and Alum-
ing a Scooby Doo Party on Monday, Au- The Edon Branch Library is located at ni will be serving breakfast and lunch
gust 14th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Kids can You choose the direction of your flight; from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. So, bring
dress up as their favorite Scooby charac- 105 S. Michigan Street. For more informa- you may fly over your home and farm the family out to view Fulton County’s
ter if they wish. There will be games and tion, please contact Cyndi Jewell at 419- or other areas of interest. Flights will be beautiful natural resources from the air.
prizes and, of course, pizza and Scooby 272-2839. approximately 20 minutes. Planes have


12 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Montpelier Bean Days & Balloon Festival Enjoyed

Montpelier’s 2017 Bean Day Parade was held on
Saturday July 15th with the theme “Adventures in In-
novation”. This year’s grand marshal was Ring’s Phar-
macy, celebrating 50 years of service.



Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 13

Village Council Stumped Why Fulton County Rejected Its CDBG Application

By: James Pruitt prove the village park. cording to his time sheet lage to sweep village Wysong would like a kitchen rent to Nora Ko-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER Mayor Ken Wysong said wasn’t done. streets Aug. 7. Vance to new employee to work full mon in light of recent mix
now that the village has spray weeds along curbs time from now until Park- up with another rental
Metamora was the a specified park fund, the Pupos had suggested seven to 10 days before O-Rama. Council ap- party.
only community to not Vance not be present at sweeping. Vance asked
have its CDBG allocation donation will go directly the interviews because council to prioritize his proved. Wysong received Solicitor Alan Lehen-
into this fund for park his name was used as a park task list. Council an email from a resident bauer has office person-
application approved by improvements. Council reference for one the ap- discussed and prioritized. disappointed with condi- nel looking into changing
the Fulton County Com- plicants. Kreischer said property tax bills on vil-
missioners. The Village member Justin Kreischer Vance was not asked to The next meeting of tion of concession area lage-owned park property
questioned a 2-hour call- attend the interviews, but Park-O-Rama is sched- during their rental date. and lots behind the Mill
Council reviewed the in to unlock park bath- came on his own accord. uled for 7 p.m. Wednes- Council agreed to refund Street shop. The park se-
commissioners’ minutes Council agreed ½ hour of day, July 26. Clendenin curity camera has been
of June 29. Commission- rooms. Council member time should be deducted reminded elected officials the rental payment and repaired. The electricity
John Pupos said the EYA from his next payroll. up for election to file pe- reinforce to the EYA to on the tennis court work-
er Bill Rufenacht stated had a make-up game un- Mayor Wysong will ad- titions by Aug. 9. Coun- clean the concession after ing.
Metamora’s road project dress the reduction on cil members with terms
application for CDBG beknownst to the village. Vance’s time sheet. expiring Dec. 31 are use. The village will have James Pruitt
Someone went to Kreischer, Pupos, Suzie the new employee exten- may be reached at
consideration wasn’t as Vance’s home and asked VFO Susan Clendenin Stough and Sauerlender. sively clean the kitchen
necessarily needed as scheduled Swanton Vil-
much as the other appli- if he would unlock bath- and bathrooms in both
rooms, which he did. EYA concessions. Council
cants, and the two other had been notified to let also agreed to return $25
commissioners (Jeff and
Jon Rupp) agreed. village know when make-
up games are scheduled,
The board authorized they have yet to notify us Vintage Baseball Tournament July 22 At Sauder Village
direct submission of all
2017 CDBG Allocation of any makeup games.
Fulton County Public
Grant Application appli- Utilities Director Ziad Archbold, OH – Families can en-
cants except Metamora. joy an afternoon of old-time baseball
All other applications will Musallum submitted the on Saturday, July 22 as the Great
NEWS Water Supply Con- Black Swamp Frogs, the Spiegel
be fully funded. Coun- tingency Plan for council Grove Squires, the Elkhart County
cil member John Pupos Railroaders and the Sauder Village
didn’t see how a request review. Windmills gather for a Vintage Base
Council approved Ball Tournament at Sauder Village.
for ball fencing (Fayette) John Pupos and his fa- With base ball games being played
or updates to a park pa- using rules from the 1860s and a
vilion (Swanton) would ther to remove three dead chance for kids to run the bases,
trees in the park, at no this fun-filled event is sure to be a
benefit the low-to-mod- cost to the village. They big hit with families throughout the
erate income. Metamora region!
applied for funding to will keep the wood and
haul brush to the reser- “We’re so excited to have our
help repave and widen voir. Their homeowners’ own Sauder Village Windmills
Fulton Street. Metamora team competing in the Vintage
was not represented at insurance will cover li- Base Ball Tournament again this
ability. year,” shared Kim Krieger, PR/Me-
the second public hear- Council discussed dia Relations. “Throughout the day
ing, and no one was sure guests will enjoy a fun-filled day Historic Village. Dressed in vintage lage is open Tuesday through Sat-
if that had any bearing on ways to eliminate the of base ball with six games being uniforms, the vintage base ball urday from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
brush pile at reservoir; played on two fields.” players will work to bring the his- and each Sunday afternoon from
the commissioners’ deci- volunteers, subcontrac- tory of the game of base ball to life. noon-4:00 p.m. The Historic Vil-
sion. Originally developed in the Mid- Teams will play shortened games in lage is closed on Mondays, except
Gary Loar of the fire tors are both options. west, vintage base ball follows the the pasture area and will play by holidays. Admission is $17.00 for
Land &Building Commit- rules and customs established ear- 1860s rules. The winning team will adults and $11.00 for students ages
department talked about tee discuss the issue fur- ly in baseball’s history This is the receive the hand-made travelling 6-16. Children 5 and under are al-
the Amboy Township seventh year for a Vintage Base Ball trophy made at Sauder Village. Be- ways free with family and Sauder
Trustees will soon be ther. Kreischer reviewed Tournament to be held at Sauder tween the games, children will have Village members receive free ad-
Vance’s time sheet and Village. There will be six games a chance to run the bases. mission to the Historic Village for
awarding the contract to noticed he charged the played throughout the afternoon. an entire year. Senior, Military and
replace the parking lot at Game times are at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 Many other events are planned AAA discounts are also available.
the fire station. He asked village ½ hour of time to p.m. and 3:00 p.m. A schedule of yet this summer at Sauder Village And again this year, children 16
attend a new employee games is available online at www. including the Doll & Teddy Bear and under are free every Sunday
if the village would allow interview. Show and Sale on August 5 & 6, a this season! For more information
the contractor to remove new “Harry Potter Days” event on phone 1-800-590-9755, visit www.
topsoil and place removed Kreischer didn’t think The first games will begin at August 11 and 12, the 21st Annual, like Sauder Vil-
it was necessary for 11:00 a.m. on the east side of the Rug Hooking Week to be held Au- lage on Facebook or follow us on
blacktop and concrete Vance to come, but ap- gust 14 – 19 and the Barbershop Twitter or Instagram.
onto the village property Concert on August 26.
west of the fire station to parently Vance was ada- INFORMATION PROVIDED
mant about sitting in on Historic Sauder Vil-
use as a base for parking. the interviews. Karon
The village will have
to find someone to place Lane told Vance if he
chooses to come he must
a layer of stone over the flex his time, which ac-
base. Previously, coun-
cil agreed with the Ever-
green Community Library Fulton County Health Center Is Pleased to Welcome
to allow library patrons to
park in the area north of Melissa Pifer, MD
the recycling station and
west of the fire station. Family Practice
Street Supervisor Chip
Vance told Loar the vil- Hagerman Family Physicians
lage could use removed
topsoil from the project.
Council approved a mo-
tion by Richard Sauer-
lender to allow the con-
tractor to remove topsoil
and place grindings re-
moved from the fire sta- Fulton County Health Center is pleased to welcome Melissa
tion parking lot onto vil- Pifer to Hagerman Family Physicians. Dr. Pifer, Dr. Hagerman
lage property abutting and their staff are looking forward to meeting the growing
the west side of the fire medical needs of our area residents.
station. The material will
come from the street ex- Some Facts About Dr Pifer:
tending south to the first
building off Mill Street in Medical School: The University of Toledo College of Medicine
front of recycling station. Residency: WWKnight Family Practice Residency in Toledo, OH
Amboy Township with training at The Toledo Hospital and Toledo Children’s Hospital
Trustee Rick Raab asked Practice Emphasis: Providing complete Family Care from newborn
if the department can to geriatrics. I also plan on caring for patients in the nursing home
store fire/emergency ve- and providing inpatient care. Special interest include Adolescent
hicles inside the village and Women’s Health.
shop during the project. Personal Information:
Raab said it would be • I am married with two children and currently live in Archbold,
for approximately two
to three weeks. Council Ohio.
agreed to store as many • I graduated from Napoleon High School and attended
as will fit in the shop.
Village vehicles will be undergraduate at the University of Toledo.
stored outside during • Hobbies and things that I enjoy doing in my spare time include
the interim. The project
should begin within the spending time with family, traveling, reading and cooking.
next month. Vance will When asked why she chose to come to Wauseon, Dr. Pifer
enter a new security code replied: I am excited to join in practice with my mother, Dr.
for fire personnel to enter Kimberly Hagerman. I am glad to be moving back home. I enjoy
building. living in a small close-knit community and caring for those families
The village is looking within my local community.
to repair streets in town
and asked Raab which Dr. Pifer is accepting new patients
company the township beginning July 17.
uses. The townships use To schedule an appointment, call Hagerman
Jim Bernath to fill pot Family Physicians at 419-335-0351.
holes and Randy Hill out
of Napoleon for crack
seal, Raab said. The prior
Park-O-Rama checking
account has been closed.
Cathy Mossing present-
ed council with all the
funds from the account,
totaling $26,083.16. The
money was raised for Fulton County Hagerman Family Physicians
park improvements and Health Center
she hopes that is what it 128 Depot Street
is spent on. Completing the circle of care Wauseon, Ohio 43567
Council thanked Phone: 419-335-0351
Mossing for all her years 725 S. Shoop Ave • Wauseon, Ohio 43567
of commitment and hard
work raising funds to im-


14 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

College News

Morgan McCandless Of West Unity Named To Cassidy Barnes Named To The
Youngstown State University’s Dean’s List

Spring 2017 President’s ListMorgan McCandless of West Unity, OH (43570), has been named to the Dean’s
List for the Spring Semester 2017 at Youngstown State University. McCandless is
a Dental Hygiene major. Cassidy Barnes of Wauseon, OH, is among UA’s finest during the spring 2017
The Dean’s List recognizes YSU’s best and brightest students. The list includes
those full-time undergraduate students who have earned at least a 3.4 GPA for not Barnes, a full-time undergraduate student majoring in Psychology, earned a
less than 12 semester hours’ credit in the semester just ended. perfect 4.0 semester grade point average. The pursuit of academic excellence is
truly inspiring.
Know that we are extremely proud of your accomplishments! Knowledge explo-
UF Announces Fall & Spring Graduates ration is a life-long journey and one that will serve you well throughout your life
and career. Take a moment to celebrate - you’ve earned it!

More than 1100 graduates were rec- 43567, received the following: Bachelor INFORMATION PROVIDED

ognized for earning degrees from the of Science in Animal Science. Duvall Eryn Tilly Named to Dean’s List At
University of Findlay for the academic graduated from the University with the Capital University for Spring 2017
year 2016 - 2017. academic designation of cum laude.

Students earning doctoral, master’s, Dalton Nicely, of Wauseon, 43567,
bachelor’s or associate degrees were received the following: Bachelor of Sci-
invited to walk in the University’s com- ence in Finance and Economics.
mencement ceremonies on Saturday, Mariah Vasquez, of Stryker, 43557, Eryn Tilly, of Montpelier was named to the Dean’s List at Capital University for
May 6. the spring 2017 semester.
received the following: Doctor of Phar-
Local students include: macy. In order to be named to the Dean’s List, full-time, degree-seeking students must
Stephanie Duvall, of Wauseon, have achieved a grade point average of at least 3.5.

Area Students Graduate From Trine University Wauseon Resident Named To University
Of Dayton Spring 2017 Dean’s List
Nearly 1,000 Trine University stu- • Annabelle Elder of Wauseon,
dents earned degrees and were recog- who earned a degree in Communication
nized at the university’s Commence-
• Blake Gurzynski of Wauseon,
ment ceremony on May 13. who earned a degree in Mechanical En-
The following area students were gineering Wauseon resident Mary Spieles earned a spot on the University of Dayton spring
2017 dean’s list, which honors undergraduate students achieving a minimum 3.5
among the Trine University Class of • Ryan Sheets of Montpelier, who GPA for the semester.
2017: earned a degree in Exercise Science
• Andrew Carpenter of Montpe- • Nicole Whitmer of Wauseon,
lier, who earned a degree in Design En- who earned a degree in Marketing
Madalyn Richmond Named To President’s Listgineering Technology

Wauseon’s David Williams Has Been Named To At Capital University For Spring 2017

The Graceland University President’s List Capital University is pleased to announce Madalyn Richmond, of Montpelier
(43543) was named to the President’s List for the spring 2017 semester.
The honor roll lists for Graceland a perfect 4.0 grade point average are
University’s 2017 spring term have named to the president’s list. Congrat- Capital has three lists denoting academic distinction among full-time, degree-
been announced, and David Williams of ulations, David! Graceland commends seeking students: the President’s List, Provost’s List, and Dean’s List. The Presi-
Wauseon, OH, has been named to the you on your academic success. dent’s List indicates the highest level of academic distinction. To be named to the
President’s List. President’s List, students must have achieved a grade point average of at least 3.85.
Graceland University students with INFORMATION PROVIDED

Drew Murray Of Montpelier Named To Ellie Hayati Named To
University of Wyoming Dean’s Honor Roll
Dean’s List At Miami University
July 10 2017- Drew Kristine Mur- who earned a 3.4 or better grade-point
ray of Montpelier was recently named to average, and freshmen who have earned Ellie Hayati was named to the dean’s list at Miami University for the 2017 spring
the Dean’s and Dean’s Freshman Honor a 3.25 or better grade-point average. To semester.
Rolls for the 2017 spring semester at be eligible, students must have been en-
the University of Wyoming. The honor rolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours Miami University students who are ranked in the top twenty percent of under-
rolls consist of regularly enrolled un- taken for letter grades. graduate students within their division for second semester 2016-2017 have been
dergraduates above freshman standing named to the dean’s list recognizing academic performance.
Hayati, from Wauseon (43567), is earning a B.A. in Architecture majoring in


Steven Young Named To The Dean’s Cory Sellers From Montpelier

List at Azusa Pacific University Graduates From Davenport University
Davenport University announced that Cory Sellers of Montpelier has officially
AZUSA, CA- Wauseon, OH resi- 2017 academic standing of a 3.5 or bet- completed a degree in business, technology, health professions or urban education
dent and Azusa Pacific University stu- ter grade-point average. Young is joined at the end of the winter 2017 semester. Davenport hosted Commencement on April
dent Steven Young made the academic by 1,953 other students receiving the 30, 2017, in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Deans’ List at APU. A Nursing Major, same honor.
Young is honored for a spring semester INFORMATION PROVIDED


Spring 2017 University Of NSCC Hosts“Maker-Facturing”
Akron Graduates Camp For Middle School Students

AKRON, OH (07/12/2017)-- Con- Sydney Stoll of Edon-Bachelor of Sci-
gratulations to the 2,994 candidates ence in Education Intervention Mild/
from 29 states and 39 countries who Moderate
earned 66 doctoral degrees; 91 juris
doctor degrees; 649 master’s degrees; Michael Smith of Wauseon- Bachelor
1,886 bachelor’s degrees; and 302 as- of Science Electronic Engineering Tech
sociate degrees. From the area were:
David Hench of Wauseon- Bachelor
of Arts Interpersonal & Public Commun


Breanna Henry Named to Dean’s List

At Columbus State Community College ARCHBOLD, OHIO – Northwest State and program a Lego EV3 robot, and
Community College hosted their first of they learned about the FIRST Robot-
Columbus, Ohio- Breanna Henry of grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or high- three STEMM (Science, Technology, En- ics program – NSCC is the host for the
Montpelier was named to the spring se- er and be enrolled for six or more credit gineering, Mathematics & Manufactur- Northwest State Cryptic Cyborgs team
mester Dean’s list at Columbus State hours. ing) camps June 26-29, with 23 local for grades 9-12.
Community College. To be named to the 6th through 8th graders in attendance.
Dean’s List, a student must achieve a INFORMATION PROVIDED The “Maker-Facturing” title references Camp was sponsored in part by Nuts,
the camp’s manufacturing related ac- Bolts and Thingamajigs, The Founda-
Morgan McCandless Of West Unity Awarded tivities. tion of the Fabricators & Manufacturers
Degree At YSU Spring Commencement Association, Intl., Northwest State Com-
Camp details Campers learned about munity College, The Ohio Manufactur-
Morgan McCandless of West Unity, Ohio (43570), Dental Hygiene major, re- manufacturing through fun, interactive ing Extension Partnership and Sauder
ceived a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene at Youngstown State University’s sessions involving additive manufactur- Woodworking Company. “Thanks in
Spring Commencement. ing, welding, coding, snap circuits, Lego part to our great sponsors, we were able
robots and entrepreneurship. One of to provide an unforgettable experience
McCandless was one of more than 1,300 students awarded undergraduate, the camp highlights was a “Take It or for campers. Manufacturing is impor-
graduate and doctoral degrees in morning and afternoon ceremonies on May 6 in Break It” session, where campers disas- tant to our economy, and it’s also a lot of
Beeghly Center on the YSU campus. sembled appliances such as dishwash- fun,” noted Tori Wolf, Account Manager
ers, washing machines, microwaves and with MEP at Northwest State.
INFORMATION PROVIDED vacuum cleaners, to learn what is inside
the “machines.” Northwest State regularly hosts
Dylan Lantz Of Stryker Named STEMM camps in the summer for stu-
To Dean’s List At Olivet The last day of camp included a tour dents in grades 5 through 8, with vary-
of Sauder Woodworking Funeral Prod- ing areas of focus. The camps com-
Dylan Lantz of Stryker, OH (43557) was named to the dean’s list at Olivet Naza- ucts division, where campers learned bine instruction from Northwest State
rene University during the recently completed spring 2017 semester. To qualify about both the business and manufac- STEMM faculty, hands-on application,
for inclusion on the dean’s list, a student must have been enrolled as a full-time turing sides of their products. Campers guest speakers and most of all – fun!
undergraduate student and must have attained a semester grade point average of were able to see how a casket is made For more information on Northwest
3.50 or higher on a 4.00 grading scale. from start to finish, and Myrl Sauder State education and training programs,
met with campers to discuss manufac- please visit or call
INFORMATION PROVIDED turing and answer questions. The camp 419.267.5511.
concluded with kids learning to build


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Williams & Fulton County Senior Center News

Bryan Celebrates July Birthday’s & Anniversaries Stryker Senior Center Birthdays

CELEBRATE... Standing from left to right: Loree Castor, JoAnn Buecler, Rose Lirot,
Ruth Ann Johnson, Tammy Peterson, Pete Peterson, Dale Miller and Cliff Shidler.

Williams County Department Of Aging
Upcoming Events For July & August

The Williams County Senior Cen- lunch and music of Johnny Cash. Pay- PHOTO PROVIDED
ters have a variety of events planned ment must be made at the time of reser-
for the months of July and August. The vations. There is a minimum of 20 seats BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION ... The Stryker Senior Center celebrated July birthdays
Williams County Department of Aging with a maximum for 40 for the trip. and anniversaries on July 14-3, 2017. Those celebrating a birthdays or anniversa-
consists of seven Senior Center sites in ries and attend, received a free meal. Special thanks go Stryker Subway as those
the county. The Bryan, Montpelier, and On Tuesday, August 8th, you are with birthdays or anniversaries and attended received a certificate to the Stryker
West Unity sites are open Mondays-Fri- welcome to come to Pioneer for the Pio- Subway for a free cookie. Stryker Senior Center was the host for the Birthday/
days while the Stryker, Edon, Edgerton, neer evening of fun, serving from 4:30- Anniversary day bingo. Those celebrating birthdays or anniversaries includes, Bill
and Pioneer sites are open Mondays- 5:30 pm with bingo to follow. The menu Brown, Loni Cameron and Jim Cameron.
Thursdays. Each site offers meals, ac- includes baked potatoes-broccoli, ham,
tivities such as bingo, crafts, Euchre and cheese, coleslaw, brownies, and Fulton County
tournaments, community speakers, and cherry ice cream. Please call or ask at Senior Center Birthdays
exercise as well as opportunities for spe- your center for transportation needs.
cial events and outings and great fellow-
ship with other seniors. Each site has On Friday, August 25th, the Bryan
its own calendar of daily programming. site will host a time of appreciation for
the mayor, city council members, and
Highlights of upcoming events in- board of Public Affairs, Engineer, and
clude a trip to Sechler’s Pickles on sanitation. Lunch will be at 11:30.
Thursday, July 20, leaving at 12:45
from the Bryan site and returning at Save the date…Tuesday, Septem-
4:00 pm. The trip includes a free tour ber 12th is Senior Day at the Williams
through the factory. You are asked to County Fair at the Veteran’s Memo-
not wear open toe shoes or loose jewelry rial Building. Doors open at 9:00 am
for this outing. for drinks and donuts. Brunch will be
served at 10:00 am until 11:30 am for a
On Monday, August 7th, reservations suggested donation of $3.00
begin for the trip to Turkeyville on Octo-
ber 3rd. The cost is $52.00 and includes For more information about the pro-
grams and services available to Williams
County seniors, call 419-633-4317.


Montpelier Senior Center Bowling Team Wins Nationals


CHAMPS ... Congratulations to the Montpelier Senior Center Wii Bowling Team BIRTHDAYS ... Back row left to right- Harold Haack, Sheri Rychener, Grace Nicely,
“Lickety Splits” for winning the 2017 National Senior League Elite I Division. The Dave Case, and Jim Figy. Front- Sherry Bittinger
National Senior League 2017 Spring Championship featured 1,405 senior Wii bowl-
ers from 90 communities and 279 teams throughout the United States. Featured
L-R Kay Sigman, Marlene Vinaske, Linda Wheeler and Judy Miller.



JULY 21ST, 2017 - JULY 30TH, 2017

FRIDAY, JULY 21ST TUESDAY, JULY 25TH •Delta Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing 6:00 PM
No events submitted by time of print •Fulton County Commissioners Meeting 9:00 AM
SATURDAY, JULY 22ND •Williams County DARE Camp 8:30 - 3:00 •Edgerton Homecoming/Ballpark Bash
No events submitted by time of print
WEDNESDAY, JULY 26TH •Wauseon Homecoming Festival
SUNDAY, JULY 23RD •Williams County DARE Camp 8:30 - 3:00 •Lyons Annual Chicken Festival
No events submitted by time of print
•Fayette Village Council 6:00 PM SATURDAY, JULY 29TH
MONDAY, JULY 24TH •Edgerton Homecoming/Ballpark Bash
•Williams County Commissioners 9:00 AM THURSDAY, JULY 27TH
•Williams County Commissioners 9:00 AM •Wauseon Homecoming Festival
•Pettisville School Board •Fulton County Commissioners Meeting 9:00 AM
•Metamora Village Council 8:00 PM •Williams County DARE Camp 8:30 - 3:00 SUNDAY, JULY 30TH
•Montpelier Village Council 6:00 PM No events submitted by time of print
•Wauseon Homecoming Festival

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Church Page



The body of mission- altering decision. sive perfume? (See John One of the worst trades millionaire ball players will Did you read that close-
ary David Livingstone was Like this man, we find it 12.) The perfume was not in history according to play. All the talk about ly? They traded God for
buried in England where only expensive and there- sports analyst took place these high profile athletes a statue of a grass-eating
he was born, but his heart difficult to give up our trea- fore a sacrifice for Mary, it in 1920. Looking for cash getting traded seems a lit- bull! That’s not a good
was buried in the Africa he sured possessions, what- was much more. The per- to finance the musical tle distant to most of us. trade! We know the sto-
loved. At the foot of a tall ever they may be. We balk fume represented Mary’s “No, No, Nanette,” Red Sox ry, we read that sentence
tree in a small African vil- at letting go of those peo- greatest earthly treasure. owner Harry Frazee sold Do me a favor and think and laugh at those people.
lage the natives dug a hole ple or things even though She gave her very best. baseball’s greatest player, about the last time you But are we any different?
and placed in it the heart God stands before us with She poured out her very Babe Ruth, to the Yan- made a trade. As a kid, it We replace God with our
of this man who they loved a much better offer. If you future. kees for $100,000, plus a may have been ball cards own statues…promotion,
and respected. If your were to stand before Je- $300,000 loan. What was or candy. As an adult, it sports, work, lust, accep-
heart were to be buried in sus and ask the question Let me explain. As far the impact? Have you ever may have been work hours tance, championships,
the place you loved most the man asked, how would as we know, Mary never heard of the “Curse of the or position. It could have medals, toned bodies….
during life, where would it Jesus fill in the blank in had the opportunity to be Bambino”? Babe Ruth hit been clothes or a spot in Are we any different than
be? In your pocketbook? his response to you: “If married. Scripture seems 665 of his 714 career hom- line…when was the last those who traded God for a
In an appropriate space you want to be perfect, go, to indicate that Mary’s ers for the Yankees, in- time you made a trade? golden bull? Let’s be hon-
down at the office? Where give up ____________, and mother and father were cluding 54 in his first sea- Was it a good trade? Typi- est and realize that any-
is your heart? you will have treasure in no longer living, so if the son in the Bronx. He also cally, we won’t know if it’s thing can become an idol
heaven. Then come, follow opportunity for marriage helped lead the Yankees a good trade immediately. in our lives.
That’s the question me”? And are you willing ever presented itself, there to 7 World Series appear- It may take time before we
God wants us to answer. to lay your treasure down? was no father to pay the ances and 4 titles, and to see the results of our trade. Don’t make a bad trade!
He already knows the an- dowry. some…the greatest dynas- The impact is life-chang-
swer because he knows That’s the big ques- ty in the history of profes- Let me share one more ing! Where is God at in
our hearts and he watches tion, isn’t it? Just identi- Mary’s jar of per- sional sports was born. bad trade with you. When your priorities and sched-
to what we give every mo- fying it doesn’t do much fume, worth nearly a year’s God gave Moses the 10 ule? Where is God when
ment of our day. It’s obvi- good if we still cling to it wages, may have been her Another poor trade took Commandments, the peo- it comes to giving? Where
ous to him, but is it ob- and refuse to drop it so we entire dowry. It represent- place when NFL Atlanta ple waited below whining is God when it comes to
vious to us? We read in can go after Greater Trea- ed her future, holding ev- Falcon’s Coach, Jerry about Moses being gone. spending time in worship
Matthew 19 about a man sure – Jesus. God is re- ery hope and dream she’d Glanville said, “it would Aaron, Moses’ brother, was with other Christians? It’s
who approached Jesus ally intent on helping us ever had. Yet she trea- take a plane crash for left in charge and the peo- time all of us honestly ex-
wanting to know what he identify what stands above sured Jesus more, and in Brett Favre see snaps in ple begged and complained amined how our trade life
needed to do to have eter- him in our affections and sacrificial love she poured a real game.” Favre went to him about the need for is doing. As the Psalm-
nal life. After assuring devotion so we can get it it out on Jesus. I don’t be- 0-4 in passing and took a a god to lead them. They ist mentioned… “they for-
Jesus that he was a good out of the way. Only when lieve she ever regretted her sack for an 11 yard loss gathered all the gold, melt- got God, their SAVIOR,
man – after all he had kept we understand that does choice because she found his rookie season with ed it down, and made a who had done such great
the Ten Commandments the story of Abraham be- a Greater Treasure than the Falcons. Coach Glan- golden calf to worship. In things…”
near perfectly – he still felt ing asked to sacrifice Isaac what she had stored in ville’s attitude and Favre’s Psalm 106:19-20, there is
that something was miss- make any sense at all. the jar. And so can you if rookie stats was enough a reference to this moment Don’t forget your Sav-
ing. He asked what it was. Doesn’t it seem cruel for you’ll just unclench your for the Falcons to trade in history. “The people ior and all He has done for
In answer, Jesus drops God to ask Abraham to kill hands from your death Brett away. The result? I made a calf at Mount Si- you! Remember the very
this bomb: “If you want his only son as a sacrifice? grip on those things you believe Brett Favre’s “MVP- nai; they bowed before an command that God gave to
to be perfect, go, sell your treasure so that you can Hall of Fame Career-Super image made of gold. They His people (which includes
possessions and give to Who would ask such find the Greatest Treasure Bowl- record-breaking” life traded their glorious God you and I) – “You must not
the poor, and you will have a thing? Why would he ever offered. in the NFL with the Green for a statue of a grass- have any other god but
treasure in heaven. Then ask it? The answer is that Bay Packers says it all. eating bull. They forgot me.” (Exodus 20:3)
come, follow me” (Matthew God wanted Abraham to In song, the Sidewalk God, their savior, who had
19.22). wrestle with what he trea- Prophets address the If you are an avid sports done such great things in For more reading, check
sured most. Where was same issue: fan, you are probably dis- Egypt.” out; Exodus 20:1-6; Exo-
Surely there must be his heart? What was most If I saw You on the street covering that there is a ton dus 32; and Mark 12:30.
some mistake. Sell every- important in the whole of talk about certain NBA
thing? Why would Jesus world to him? It was a gut- And You said come and star players being traded First Christian Church In
go there? The answer is wrenching soul search, follow Me or switching teams. All Wauseon To Host Blood Drive
that Jesus went straight but it was necessary for this trade talk saturates
for the god in this man’s Abraham. As it is for us. But I had to give up every- the sport talk shows. First Christian Church located at 129 E. Elm St. in
life. The next verse reveals Abraham proved that he thing Some people are curious Wauseon, will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday,
that he had great wealth. treasured God above any- and want to know where July 20 from 12 pm to 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall. You
His money and the securi- one or anything else. Have All I once held dear and all these players will land. can schedule an appointment by calling 1-800-RED-
ty and prestige that came you? of my dreams Most people could care CROSS or online at Please use the
with it was his treasure. less about where these sponsor code:1STCHRISTIANWAUSEON. The Ameri-
It’s where his heart was. It Remember on the eve- Would I love You enough to can Red Cross will be conducting the blood drive.
was obvious to Jesus, but ning of Jesus’ triumphant let go?
possibly not to the man entry into Jerusalem a INFORMATION PROVIDED
until faced with this life- week before his crucifixion Or would my love run dry
when Mary anointed Je- When You asked for my Gone Fishing Bible
sus with a pint of expen- School To Be Held At
life? First Christian Church
They decide to give it all
up when they come to the On Saturday, August 5th the First Christian
Church in Wauseon will hold its “Gone Fishing” Bible
following realization: School event. Children pre-kindergarten through 5th
If You’re all You claim to grade are invited to this one day event which will take
place fro 9:30 am - 2:00 pm, lunch provided. Sign up
be by calling the church office at 419-335-4557, please
Then I’m not losing any- leave a message if the office is closed. First Christian
Church is located at 129 E. Elm St., parking available
thing off Oak St.
You don’t lose when
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Evergreen School Board Hires Staff Wauseon School Board
Handles Staff Contract
The Evergreen Local Board of Edu- new football and soccer practice fields.
cation met in regular session, July 10. The board OK’d an agreement with By: James Pruitt sified salary schedule pending receipt
There were 26 visitors present. THE VILLAGE REPORTER of both a clean BCI/FBI background
Julian & Grube, Inc. to provide re- check and education aide permit.
Among the actions of the board, quired agreed-upon procedures (AUP) of The Wauseon Board of Education
trustees approved the following fed- the district’s Medicaid School Program met July 10 and approved several One-year limited certificated ath-
eral grants for the 2017-2018 school (MSP) Cost Report for the following time measures. The board the following letic supplemental contracts for the
year (FY18): IDEA-B Special Education periods and estimated cost: July 1, 2017 donations: $150 from Barber, Kaper, 2017-18 school year to the follow-
- $259,297.54 and ECSE Early Child- to June 30, 2018 - $1,400; July 1, 2018 Stamm & McWatters to the WHS ing teachers: Joe Allen - Head Boys’
hood - $9,951.64. to June 30, 2019 - $1,400. Speech Team; $150 from Grieser In- Track, Kyle Borton - Assistant High
teriors, Inc. to the WHS Speech Team School Track, Mike Colon - Head Girls’
The board decided to pull a resolu- These rules require that the MSP cost and a pole vault pole, valued at $425, Track, Trent Thomas - Head Baseball
tion to employ a night custodian. report be subjected to AUP, as estab- from the Wauseon Athletic Boosters to Coach, Michelle Winters - JH Track
lished by ODE, and these AUP must be the Wauseon Athletic Department. Coach, Todd Wyse - Assistant Base-
Ann Laney and Bruce Smith were performed by a Certified Public Accoun- ball Coach.
hired, pending receipt of all necessary tant firm of the district’s choice. The fee The board established the following
documentation for employment, on an estimate is based on anticipated coop- change funds for FY18: Art Festival One-year limited outside athletic
hourly, as-needed basis to monitor, tu- eration from District personnel and the $40, Athletics (WHS) $2,000, Athlet- supplemental contracts for the 2017-
tor, and instruct students assigned to assumption that unexpected circum- ics (WMS) $400, Concessions $400, 18 school year were offered to the
onsite, in-school suspension or enrolled stances will not be encountered during Food Service $50, GCF Snack Shack following individuals: Jen Croninger
in an Evergreen online program for the the engagement. If significant additional $50, Junior Class (2018) $40, Ju- - Head Softball Coach, Stan Schmidt -
2017–18 school year, at a rate of $27.50 time is necessary, a new fee estimate will nior Class Concessions (2018) $200, Boys’ Tennis Coach, Tom Vernot - As-
per hour, and approved both individuals be agreed upon prior to further costs be- Pepsi machines $85, Speech Con- sistant High School Track, Approved
as substitute teachers on an as-needed ing incurred. cessions $150, Speech Tournament Mike Colon as a volunteer cross coun-
basis at a daily rate specified in Board (WHS) $260, Speech Tournament try Coach for the 2017-18 school year.
Policy. Laney was also added on an The district’s maintenance, custodial (WMS) $150, Student Council (WHS)
hourly, as needed basis for special ed- crew and summer employees have been $150, Wauseon Primary School $100, Approved Karel Wagner to be paid
ucation testing for the 2017-18 school working to get facilities ready for the Wauseon Elementary School $100, up to 10 days at the Classified Sub-
year, at a rate of $27.50 per hour. start of the school year. The gyms have and Wauseon Middle School $100. stitute rate for training prior to Aug.1,
been resealed and 2017. Approved Trent Sauber as a
Phil Schwan was approved as a 2017- The board also approved the FY18 Summer Student Worker, retroactive
18 volunteer coach for the HS/JH cross Superintendent Jim Wyse compli- Student Activity budgets as present- to May 25, 2017. Approved Brooke
country program, pending completion of mented the transportation department, ed. It accepted the resignations of Schuette as a Student Pool Worker,
all pupil activity permit requirements. as well as the summer employees, for Danielle Wilson as a WES 3rd grade effective July 10, 2017.
preparing the buses for the start of a teacher, effective July 31 and Carol
Betty Bieber was re-employed as as- new school year. Tiffany as a WMS 7th grade social An overnight trip for the WHS
sistant treasurer effective Aug.1. studies teacher, effective August 11. Band to Orlando, FL from March
The next board meeting begins at 7 11-17, 2018, was approved. Autho-
A change order was approved to the p.m., Aug. 14. The board approved parental leave rized the superintendent to enter into
Maumee Bay Turf Center agreement in for Andrea Stevens, effective Aug. 14- agreements with the following com-
order to install an irrigation pump and INFORMATION PROVIDED Jan. 3, 2018, as well as Sara Brown panies for the board office build as
underground irrigation system to the effective Aug. 28, 2017 through Jan. presented: GME Testing – Geotechni-
3, 2018 per the negotiated agreement. cal Investigation, Garcia Surveyors –
Church News (Continued) The board offered a one-year limited Boundary and Topographical Survey,
certificated non-athletic supplemen- Authorized the superintendent to en-
Lutherans Invite Northwest Ohio tal contract to Don Clark as the WHS ter into an agreement with Tyler Tech-
Stage Manager/Stage Crew Advisor at nologies, Inc. for transportation appli-
To A Reformation 500 Crawl Step 1 on the memorandum of under- cation hosting services as presented .
On 2 Saturdays, July 29 and October bold); and Rev. Keith Hunsinger will The board listened to a presenta-
21, during this 500th Anniversary Year lead a tour of the historical cemetery Janet Wyse was approved as a tion from Beilharz Architects regard-
of the Protestant Reformation initiated and share the unique Lutheran history WMS Title 1 Substitute Intervention ing the proposed board office building.
by Martin Luther in 1517, the North- of southern Henry County at Hope Lu- Teacher for the 2017-18 school year
western Ohio Synod of the Evangelical theran Church (10016 State Route 18, Elizabeth Strick was offered a one-year The next Board of Education meet-
Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Hamler). limited classified contract as a WHS ing will be held on Monday, August
will open churches all over Northwest Teacher Aide for the 2017-18 school 14, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Wauseon
Ohio from 10am – 2pm so that people German immigrants with roots in year at Step 0 on the approved clas- Middle School.
can learn about our local connections to the Reformation have shaped this area
that major historical event. There will be of Ohio for generations. The public is James Pruitt may be reached at
opportunities to learn about everything invited to go to and scroll
from genealogy to beer brewing, Ref- down to “NWOS Reformation 500 Crawl”
ormation art and music to a Germany and click on the heading to access in- Positive Things Going On In
travelogue, stained glass windows to formation, map and listings of all the The Stryker Community
the story of how shipwrecked Lutherans events taking place across northwest
ended up in Ohio, Lutheran-Catholic Ohio. All locations will be open from
relations then and now to a tour of the 10am – 2pm and those locations offer-
Lutheran Orphan and Old Folks Home. ing presentations will do so at 3 starting
times: 10am, 11:30am and 1pm during
Local congregations involved in the that time frame.
Reformation 500 Crawl include the
following: Rev. Julie Parsell at Trinity Summer is a great time for a road
Lutheran Church (398 S. Shoop Ave., trip to explore how our area of Ohio be-
Wauseon) will share a Travelogue of gan with immigrants whose values and
Reformation sites in Germany and Swit- ideals shaped this area, and how their
zerland; Rev. Norm Imbrock will share roots trace back to the Protestant Refor-
local stories from the German Society’s mation 500 years ago that changed the
archives at Lutheran Social Services of world.
NW Ohio (T-793 State Route 66, Arch-

Summer Break
Vacation Bible School

PHOTO PROVIDED Joe Beck, Mayor of Stryker, spoke ing area listened to the presentation
to the Stryker Rotary on Tuesday at of the future owner. Joe felt the pre-
LAST YEAR ... Kids enjoying the fun at last year’s bible school event. their regular meeting to share some sentation went well and many voiced
of the positive things going on in the concerns. The facility is required to
Children ages 3 through going into this year will be DriButts. DriButts is a Stryker community. Joe started out have a great deal of security along
5th grade are invited to the Bryan com- nonprofit organization with the mission by encouraging Rotary members to with strict control of the product. Joe
munity area “Summer Break 2017: A to provide diapers that have been cre- attend the council meetings, or view said he supported the idea of hav-
Mess of Many Colors.” This event is VBS ated to work in extreme environments them on you-tube, as all are now tele- ing this medical growing facility lo-
for the 21st century and participants with hot climates where there is no run- vised. Joe discussed several positive cated here in Stryker and the council
are warned to be prepared to get messy ning water or electricity. For more infor- things that have been moving forward agreed. The approval has been grant-
and have an amazing time! mation on this ministry, you can find in the last few years; A Schulman has ed for a growing facility alone at this
them at their facility back up and running. point; however the owners have ex-
The dates for this fun event open to They will be mixing and packaging and pressed interest in adding processing
children in the community are Monday, The Facebook page for “Summer reshipping materials out of the facility, to the site in the future. Distribution
July 24th through Thursday, July 27th Break 2017: A Mess of Many Colors” and already have several people work- of the product is not part of the plan
from 6:30-8:15 pm. The event will be held can be found at https://www.facebook. ing. More jobs may be created as the for the Stryker site. Many companies
at Wesley United Methodist Church, 903 com/events/152529401950143/. Vol- activity at the facility grows. The Main applied for the Ohio license to oper-
Center Street, Bryan, Ohio. Sponsoring unteers are also welcomed and needed Stop built a new facility and seems ate the 12 small and 12 large growing
churches that are working together to to help make this event a success. To to be increasing business. A Place in facilities. The official announcement
plan and put on the event include First register your child or yourself as a vol- Time has begun operations in a store by the state on who will be approved
Assembly of God, First Brethren, First unteer or for more information, please front downtown. Grisier’s moved their is scheduled for the second week in
Presbyterian, Grace Community, Trinity call 419-633-2806, visit the Facebook Stryker funeral home operation to September. Joe shared that the ap-
Lutheran, and Wesley United Methodist. page, or register in person at the First down town. The General Store has plication fee for a large grower was
Assembly of God. been increasing their offerings to in- $20,000 and non-refundable. The
In addition to fun games, stories, clude fresh meat selections and hard state received 109 large growing facil-
music, and snacks, the outreach project INFORMATION PROVIDED dip ice cream. Dollar General is in fi- ity applications. Stryker will have to
nal stages of construction and expect- provide water and sewage to the site,
ing to be open as early as next week. and the owner has agreed to share in
Stryker is also going to find out this the cost of that improvement. Once in
fall if the new medical marijuana fa- place the improvement will also ben-
cility will become a reality. Public efit the area near this site. Joe Beck,
meetings were held to help educate on the left, spoke as a guest of Stryker
the community this business. People Rotarian Bruce Rosebrock.
from Stryker as well as the surround-


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to provide respite to individuals who do 5. Wauseon Public Library – 117 E. If you
not have air conditioning. Persons who 2. Crossroads Evangelical Church need transportation, please call 2-1-1.
are at particular risk of complications - 845 E. Leggett Street Wauseon, Ohio Elm Street, Wauseon Ohio – Mon, Tues,
from heat exposure include the elderly - M-TH 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and Friday & Thur. 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Wed. and Agencies providing transportation:
and young children. 8:30 am to 3:00 pm Fri. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sat. 10:00 1. Fulton County Senior Center,
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The following Cooling Centers are 3. North Clinton Church – 831 W. citizens
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Devin Shiels from Britton, Michigan, increased rain-shortened June 17th event finished off the eve- Mon.-Fri. 9:30 am - 6:00 pm 419-636-5661
his UMP Late Model point lead at Oakshade Raceway ning. Rich Riffe added another A Main win to his Saturday 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
after picking up feature win number three on Sat- list of accomplishments. It was his third of the year. East Side of the Square
urday night. The Vintage American Race Cars were Gregg DeTray settled for second after starting on Downtown Bryan
also in action featuring race cars from the 1930s the pole followed by Tim Hancock, Jeff Foks Jr. and
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jumped out to a big lead early in the 25-lap UMP the turn and Cody Laney from Hicksville, Ohio, got CHRYSLER - DODGE - JEEP - RAM
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Matt Shipley slowly began to reel in Kester while second with Gamber slipping back to third. Cody Insurance Services
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and Devin Shiels fanned out three-wide for the race action on both Friday and Saturday as the Summer Visit us at
lead. Shiels powered by on the outside to take the Nationals “Hell Tour” rolls in to town to crown their
lead coming off turn two and went on to take the champion. On Friday night, the Summer Nation-
checkered flag. Kester held off Missler to finish sec- als Late Models will race for $5,000 to win and the
ond and also moved up one spot to second in the Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds for $1,000.
points behind Shiels. Following Missler, who ended The stakes get higher on Saturday with $10,000 up
up third, were Brian Ruhlman and Rusty Schlenk for grabs to the winner of the Summer Nationals fi-
who started at the back of the running order. nale in the 19th Annual Birthday Race. The Summit
Racing Equipment Modifieds will race for $1,500 to
Wauseon, Ohio’s Jeff Geis picked up his second win. Compacts will also be in action on Saturday
UMP Sportsman feature win in as many weeks, hold- night. Gates will open at 10am both Friday and Sat-
ing off a challenge from point leader Rusty Smith for urday with racing at 7:30 each night. General ad-
much of the race. Bob Gregory was third and Chris mission ticket holders will be able to access the pits
Williams ended up fourth after starting 10th. Drew on Saturday until 4pm.
Smith, who is second in points, finished fifth.
Gregg DeTray from Swanton, Ohio, started 7th
in the Bomber A Main and worked his way up to Stryker To Host Upcoming
the front to earn his third feature win of the year. Junior High Volleyball Camp
William Cundick got his best finish of the season,
winding up in second. Last week’s A Main winner, The Stryker Volleyball Program will be hosting a Ju-
Chris Henry, slipped back to a third place finish af- nior High Volleyball Camp on July 25 and 26th from
ter starting on the outside of the front row. Tim Han- 6-8pm in the high school gym. The cost is $20 and in-
cock, who is second in Bomber points, made up a cludes a t-shirt. The registration form and payment will
little ground in the standings after finishing fourth. be taken starting at 5:30pm on July 25th. Please contact
Jeff Foks Jr. maintained a slim two point lead after Krissy Cheslock with any
finishing fifth. questions.

Rich Riffe started inside the fifth row and quick- INFORMATION PROVIDED
ly worked his way into contention of the Bomber B
Main. Riffe worked his way up to second and after Two Hole In Ones Landed At
an early race restart, took over the race lead from Riverside Greens On July 15
Zach Stotz. The Toledo, Ohio driver went on to pick
up the win with Dave McMannamy and Josh Mon- On the morning of July 15, 2017, Brandon Holzer of
tague finishing second and third respectively. Stotz Toledo, Ohio, aced the par 3, 97 yard 14th hole at River-
slipped back to fourth with Bobby Swagger fifth. side Greens G.C. in Stryker Ohio. His club of choice was
an Sand wedge.
Brogan Rehklau has been on fire in the Compact
class the past couple of weeks. The Waldron, Michi- On the afternoon of July 15, 2017, Adam Dale of Jack-
gan driver earned his fifth feature win of the year son, Michigan, aced the par 3, 97 yard 14th hole at River-
and third straight counting last week’s double fea- side Greens G.C. in Stryker Ohio. His club of choice was
tures. Cody Kipp capped off his season debut with an Sand wedge.
a second place finish after starting 12th. Nathan
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Montpelier Rec. Department Hosts Youth Baseball Awards


Montpelier Parks Youth Baseball held its awards
ceremony under the shelter house at Storrer Park next
to the municipal pool after steady rain cancelled all
outdoor events.

The league honored all of its teams at the 8U, 10U
and 12U levels, all-star teams and players of the year.

At the 8U Division, the teams were OK Technologies,
Montpelier Bills Locker Room 3 and Owens Electric.

The All-Star team consists of Alex Fedderke, Xavier,
Eideinour, Rowen Saneholtz, Isaac Owen, Carsen Nix-
on, Drake Farley, Zaviour Richmire, Braylon Hopper,
Ryan Riggenbach, Trenton Eitenour, Braxton Brown
and Masen Boles.

The Charlie Hustle Award, named for Charlie Eason,
went to Will Friend, Zaviour Richmire, and Masen Allen.

The 10U Town teams were: Rings Pharmacy and
Main Stop.

The 10U NWOAL team, sponsored by Peltc’s Lum-
ber is made up of Darius Ross, Miguel Alvira, Malachi
Smith. Joel Dohner, Logan Pontious, Jaxon Stahler,
Kyler Stoy, Owen Sommer, Austin Adams, Hayden
Sharps, Griffin Cooley.

The 10U All Stars are Jaxon Stahler, Owen Som-
mer, Malachi Pabon, Tyler Plourde, Gavin Entenman,
Joel Saneholtz, Griffin Cooley, Logan Pontious, Hayden
Sharps, Joel Dohner and Kyler Stoy.

The Nick Vasko Award went to Joel Dohner.
The 12U Town teams were Montpelier Rotary, Mont-
pelier Miller’s and Superior Farm Supply.
The 12U NWOAL team roster consists of Landon
Fackler, Jacob Lamontagne, Trent Thorp, Jamison
Grime, Jaxon Richmond, Gavin Zyjewski, Ethan Pon-
tious, Easten Richmond, Ethan Adams, Carter Wade,
Brennen Friend and Nathan Rummel.
The 12U All Stars are Landon Fackler, Jacob Lamon-
tagne, Trent Thorp, Jamison Grime, Jaxon Richmond,
Gavin Zyjewski, Ethan Pontious, Easten Richmond,
Ethan Adams, Carter Wade, Brennen Friend and Na-
than Rummel.
The Tom Miller Award was given to Ethan Pontious.

James can be reached at


THE CHARLIE HUSTLE AWARD ... Named for Charlie Eason,
went to Will Friend, Zaviour Richmire and Masen Allen.



Dr. Roger L. Saneholtz
Dr. Jason R. Kunsman

306 W. Main Street
Montpelier, OH 43543


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Montpelier Rec. Department Hosts Youth Baseball Awards


THE NICK VASKO AWARD ... Went to Joel Dohner.

THE 12U ALL STARS. Ethan Pontious.

Bobby Pierce Captures First
Oakshade Raceway Win

Bobby Pierce from Oakwood, Illinois, captured his first
Oakshade Raceway feature win over six time track champ
Rusty Schlenk in an exciting 40-lap DIRTcar Summer Na-
tionals feature event on Friday night.

Schlenk started on the pole and grabbed the early lead
over Ryan Unzicker in the main event. After opening up
a decent lead early, Unzicker closed back in on Schlenk
in lapped traffic and was about to take the lead on lap 18
when Brent Larson was spun just in front of the leaders
to bring out the yellow flag. Schlenk led the field back to
the green with Pierce in third. A couple laps later Pierce
was able to overtake Unzicker for second and then set
his sights on Schlenk. With Pierce close behind, Schlenk
made some contact with the car just in front of him that
was trying to stay on the lead lap which forced Schlenk
to check up. At the same time, Pierce dove to the inside
to take the lead away on lap 32. Schlenk regrouped and
closed back in on Pierce and was able to get back up
beside him with three laps to go. Pierce would fend off
the challenge and pick up the $5,000 check for the win.
Schlenk settled for second with Unzicker third. Cody Ma-
honey finished fourth with last year's Birthday Race win-
ner Jon Henry fifth.

Nick Hoffman from Mooresville, North Carolina, swept
the two Summit Racing Equipment Modifieds Summer
Nationals races at Oakshade Raceway last year. Hoffman
had the car to beat early in the Modified feature this night,
but another North Carolina driver would spoil his bid at a
third consecutive Oakshade win. Taylor Cook from Stan-
ley, North Carolina got to the inside of Hoffman to snatch
the lead away on lap 14. Cook then set sail, opening up a
big lead over Hoffman who was battling with Brian Ruhl-
man for second. Ruhlman was able to get by Hoffman for
second at one point, but Hoffman battled back. Cook went
on to the easy win with Hoffman finishing second ahead of
Ruhlman. Jamie Lomax finished fourth followed by Tom
Conrad Jr. and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
regular, Matt Crafton.



The Hometown Huddle

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Building/Contracting - GENERAL ---------------------------------

Entenman’s Floo

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Funeral Home ---------------------------------------------------

Furniture -------------------------------- Gas -----------------

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188 N. Michigan St., Edgerton, OH 43517


Fax: 419-298-2659 • email:

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Mike Brandt


1380 North Shoop Ave. Phone: 419.335.5092
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825 North Main St., Bryan, Ohio 43506

Office: 419-636-5500 Toll Free: 866-870-5500

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