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The Village Reporter - August 30th, 2017

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30TH, 2017 (USPS 168-440) - VOLUME 9 EDITION 35

THIS WEEK IN Swanton American Legion Riders Still Serve Their Country

TvHIELLAGE reporter

Fred Grisier Receives Stryker PHOTO BY BILL O’ CONNELL, STAFF
Good Neighbor Award
•••• POKER RUN ... American Legion Riders gather around Swanton Fire Engine 703 to commemorate Third Annual Battle Buddy Poker Run.
Bryan, Edon, Pettisville,
By: Bill O’ Connell a passion to help fellow (TBBF) to raise funds to raised more money than cials will take a few weeks
Fayette, Wauseon Schools Fall THE VILLAGE REPORTER Americans that are in acquire service dogs for expected. That success to be calculated but the
Sports Teams Previewed need. People now flock to inspired the Swanton Le- number of motorcycles
•••• At one time in America the curb with cameras in gion to make it an annual skyrocketed this year to
Wauseon Ace Celebrates the thunderous roar of hand hoping to capture affair. over 260 with ALR mem-
hundreds of motorcycles images of the bikes as bers coming from all over
Eleventh J.D. Power Award entering a small town they go by. Year two saw the bike the area and as far away
•••• was a frightening and total rise to 183 and the as Georgia and South
ominous sound. Local Founded by Legion- donation total shot up to Carolina.
Julie Brink Hired As residents, fearing violent naires in 1993 in Garden $15,000, enough to give
Fulton County Visitor's biker gangs, would lock City, Michigan to help Post #479 the naming The run began at 11:30
their doors, hide their veterans with struggles rights to a service dog. am this past Saturday at
Bureau Coordinator valuables and send their too difficult to overcome With a history of always the Swanton Legion. Aid-
•••• children into the base- by themselves. One such challenging themselves to ed by the Swanton Fire
ment. individual was former do better, they used the and Police Departments,
Williams Sheriff Submits Marine Kenny Bass who 2016 numbers as a bar it took seven full minutes
Budget & Asks For Two Today, however, that had a debilitating case to jump over. The finan- CONTINUED ON PAGE 6
sound is most likely com- of Post-Traumatic Stress
More Deputies ing from one of 2,000 Disorder (PTSD) but was
•••• chapters of the American able to overcome 10 years
legion Riders (ALR) that of suffering with the help
2017 Agricultural Hall Of are made up of approxi- of a service dog named At-
Fame Inductees Honored mately 110,000 members las. Based on this experi-
from around the coun- ence Kenny founded The
•••• try that share a common Battle Buddy Foundation
Hilltop Principal Discusses love of motorcycles and
Graduation Paths For The

Class of 2018

other veterans suffering
from the same brutal af-
S SReporter
PORT fliction.

WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY (NORTHWEST OHIO) SPORTS ACTION

Evergreen Community Celebrates The Legacy Three years ago, the
Of Timothy “TJ” Rupp Before Football Game

By: Bill O’ Connell press her thanks to everyone. She spoke Murbach-Seifert Post
THE VILLAGE REPORTER of his love for his job, the school and the #479 in Swanton decided
community and how hard he worked to to join Kenny’s cause by
The Evergreen Vikings opened the make Evergreen stand out in the league PHOTO BY BILL O’ CONNELL, STAFF
2017 football season hosting the Otsego and the state. In a heart-touching and HONORING FORMER ATHLETIC DIRECTOR ... Sarah Rupp listens as Evergreen
Knights Friday night before an overflow- inspiring moment, Sarah introduced a Principal Josh Clark on her left pays tribute to her late husband “TJ” with his suc-
ing and enthusiastic home crowd on man by the name of “Ken” who was one cessor, Athletic Director Eric Simon, on her right.
their newly installed turf field. of five people her husband helped save
through organ donations, a decision he enlisting their ALR group
Beside the game, a hard-fought 28-14 selflessly made when he earned his driv- to organize a fund-rais-
loss, most were there to honor the legacy er’s license at 16 years of age.
of Timothy “TJ” Rupp, the former Viking
Athletic Director who passed away on “My family and I would not be here
April 8th of this year from injuries sus- today if it weren’t for you, the commu-
tained in a car accident. Once again, nity he grew to cherish and the com-
the Evergreen community showed their munity that grew to accept and cherish
compassion, strength and resiliency in him,” said Sarah. “The Evergreen com-
dealing with the wake of one of their own munity, students and staff have sup-
taken far too soon and the support they ported my family in ways I would never
gave to his wife Sarah, their son Brant- have expected.”
ley and their unborn son Henry.
Following the tribute, the game was
Speaking on behalf of the Evergreen played on the new turf that TJ had
Local School District, Principal Josh championed for so long to bring to Ever-
Clark thanked the community for its green and, of course, set a standard for
outpouring of love, support and encour- other schools to follow. While he may
agement after the accident. “You sent not have been there to see his long-time
cards, donations to Sarah Rupp and her goal achieved, TJ Rupp was there in
family and selflessly volunteered to sim- spirit, in family and in name.
ply be there when necessary,” he said.
“Tragedy doesn’t define us,” continued Located on the west side of the field,
Mr. Clark. “Rather it exposes our char- between the 25 and 30 yard lines, are the
acter, resolve and steadfast ability to initials “TJ” in Evergreen Gold, bordered
keep pressing on, even when it hurts. by white and surrounded by the green
We move forward—not to forget TJ Rupp of the turf. The initials will be there for
and his amazing example—but to honor years to come, much like the impact he
his legacy by living as he did.” had on the lives of the students and peo-
ple in the Evergreen community.
When Mr. Clark was done, Sarah
courageously took the microphone to ex- Bill can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Bruner Reaches 400 ing poker run and make
Wins With Hilltop
PAYING RESPECT ... Lady Vikings paid tribute to TJ Rupp at recent meet.

Swanton Blanks Evergreen 9-0 enough money to help

train a service dog like
Atlas. The event attract-
PHOTO PROVIDED new
CAREER MILESTONE ... The Hilltop student body was among those to help Coach
Brunner celebrate the accomplishment. Exclusively at

By: Monica Smith a state title in 1991, Regional titles in ed about 125 bikes and
THE VILLAGE REPORTER 1991 and 92; district titles in 1991, 92
Veteran Coach Janice Bruner started and 94; and BBC titles in 1987, 1990, ADDITIONAL PHOTOS INSIDE
her 31st coaching season with a 5 set 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998,
win over BBC rival Edon and reached 1999, 2000, and 2004.
the 400 win milestone in the process.
Hilltop started out with two big wins Several of her former “kids” she now
only to lose two back and fought hard to teaches with including Jennifer Yoh,
win the final set and secure another ac- Angie Dunson and Amanda Nofziger; as
complishment in Bruner’s career. well as current Hilltop Volleyball coach-
Bruner took over the reigns as Var- es Rhonda VanArsdalen, Emily Rodri-
sity Volleyball Coach in 1987 and has guez and Kayla Settlemire. Assistant
been impacting her student athletes Coach Cristin Hagans has been on the
ever since. They in turn have given her coaching staff for 23 years.
a career record of 400-299, including
Monica can be reached at
monica@thevillagereporter.com

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"A Place In Time" Marks Opening With A story of about a stray dog in PHOTO PROVIDED
Ribbon Cutting During Stryker Summer Fest Wauseon and an adopted boy from
the Phillippines is now part of the lat- AUTHOR ... Tammy Allison, Wauseon,
PHOTO BY MELISSA EWERS, STAFF est “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book has a story in the latest Chicken Soup
series. The book has 101 stories of the for the Soul series, The Dog Really Did
A PLACE IN TIME ... Celebrating the success of A Place in Time during the Stryker theme: “The Dog Really did That?” The That?
Summer Fest, the village held a ribbon cutting. Front row (left to right): Alan Rieg- Wauseon story was written by Tammy
secker (Village Administrator), Lee Armstrong (council member), Anissa Armstrong Allison, a married mother of two and is ic. The family gives him two injections
(owner), Lorette Baltosser (SW Hardware), Karen Leininger (employee), and Brenda her first piece published in a book. of insulin per day, she said. Allison has
Grime. Back row (left to right): Paula Sanford (NW Ohio Driver Training School), always enjoyed writing since she was
Lana Tompkins (council member), Robert Sperling (council member), Stryker Fire Allison, 38, is an assisted living facil- in the fourth grade while growing up in
Department, Rex Blevins (council member), and Jason Baltosser (Stryker Welding). ity director and an occasional features Bryan. Outside of her newspaper arti-
A Place in Time is located at 112 S. Defiance Street and can be reached at 567-834- writer for The Village Reporter. She cles, she never had anything published.
4020 and on Facebook. wrote about a 7-month-old wire Terrier
who wandered into her Wauseon yard She gained inspiration after attend-
on Franklin Street nine years ago. “He ing a Christian writers’ conference in
quickly became part of the family,” Al- Grand Rapids, Michigan, called “The
lison said. Breeze.” “I was encouraged to write and

The family tried to locate the pup’s CONTINUED ON PAGE 6
owners, but to no avail. The family
named him Franklin after the street they
live on. The Allisons were in the midst
of preparing to travel to the Philippines
to pick up a 5 1/2 –year-old boy they
were to adopt. The puppy was hyper-
active and was always getting into the
trash can or opening up jars of Nutella,
Tammy said, “He turned our calm life
upside down,” she said.

Little did the family realize but the
dog prepared them for what was com-
ing from overseas. Their adopted son
was equally hyper and after living with
Franklin, they were able to acclimate
their new son quickly. “They became
very close friends,” Allison said about
the boy, Jay-R, and Franklin. “It did not
take long for him (Jay-R) to adjust. He
spoke fluent English in two weeks.”

Franklin, now 9, is blind and diabet-

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Local Obituaries

Wilma Lemons (1930 - 2017) Vickie Stone (1951 - 2017) Paul Brown (1936 - 2017)

Wilma Jean Lemons, Vickie L. Stone, age 65, Paul L. Brown, 81, of
age 87, passed away of Ridgeville Corners, with Montpelier passed away
peacefully at Fulton Man- her loving husband by her Thursday evening at Ev-
or in Wauseon on August side; passed away peace- ergreen Manor Nursing
24, 2017 after a brief ill- fully at her home Friday Home in Montpelier.
ness with cancer and night, August 18, 2017.
while in the care of Hos- He was born on Febru-
pice. Vickie was born in ary 16, 1936 in Washing-
Morenci, MI on Septem- ton Township, Defiance
Wilma was born Febru- ber 1, 1951 to the late County to Roy Ward and
ary 14, 1930 in Ashland, Richard Keller and Bertha Dorothy L. (Hagerman)
Ohio to the late Raymond (Colgrove) Keller. Brown. Paul graduated
and Frances Hinkle (Fran- from Ney High School in
ces Hinkle Miller and step On September 17, 2004 1954. On August 21,
father Russel Miller). in Wauseon, she was unit- 1955, he married Elaine A.
ed in marriage to her hus- Detwiler in West Unity and
Wilma was a member band, Terry Stone. Before she survives.
of Pettisville Missionary retiring, Vickie worked for
Church and was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ, al- 31 years at Sheller-Globe in Wauseon. She was an From 1955-1972 Paul
ways remaining steadfast in her Christian belief. She active member of Crossroads Evangelical Church in owned and operated the family farm in Montpelier. He
had a heart for helping people and while she was phys- Wauseon; where she and her husband enjoyed serving worked as a car salesman at Stan Pebble Chevrolet in
ically able, especially enjoyed working with the special as greeters. Vickie was also a gifted cook and baker Bryan for 25 years. Paul was a Williams County Com-
needs individuals in the Sunshine Class at her church. and also enjoyed crafting as a hobby. missioner for 12 years. He enjoyed harness racing, loved
She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and In addition to her parents, she was preceded in to travel, camp, and spend time with his family, he was
will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. death by her sister, Shirley DeLine. a people person.
She is survived by loving husband of 70 years Carlton Vickie is survived by her husband, Terry Stone;
(Lem) Lemons, son Timothy (Cindy) Lemons, daughter brother, Jack (Jan) Keller of Fort Wayne, IN; step-son, He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Elaine; four
in law Monika Liepmann (Tod) Lemons, granddaughter Korey Stone of Toledo; step-grandchildren, Brian, Mat- children, Eddie P. Brown of Bryan, Ricky L. Brown of
Sheri (Troy) Rychener and great grandchildren Taylor, thew and Cameron Stone and several loving nieces and Montpelier, Kim M. Berry of Bryan, and Connie K. Brown
Caleb and Sam Rychener, and sister in law Charlene nephews. of Edon; three grandchildren, two great grandchildren;
(Bill) Young, and many devoted friends. Arrangements are entrusted with Barnes Funeral and one brother Larry G. (Terry) Brown of Shelby, North
She was preceded in death by daughter Angie, son Chapel, 5825 St. Hwy.109 in Delta. In lieu of flowers, Carolina. Paul was preceded in death by his parents.
Tod, and grandson Paul and looked forward to being contributions may be made to the Crossroads Church
able to celebrate her reunion with them in Heaven. or a charity of the donor’s choice in her memory. On- Memorial contributions may be made to West Bethes-
Private burial will be held for the family. Memorial line condolences may be sent to the family through our da Presbyterian Church or Evergreen Manor Activity
service will follow; arrangements are pending. Memo- website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com. Fund.
rial contributions can be made to Pettisville Mission-
ary Church, Great Lakes Hospice or to donor’s choice. Robert Cromwell, Jr. (1936 - 2017) Reporter
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.thevillagereporter.com
www.grisierfh.com. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Robert C. Cromwell
Wauseon has been entrusted with arrangements. Jr., 81 years of Powell, YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE FOR WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY, OHIO

Larry Simon (1941 - 2017) Ohio and formerly of Ney, NORTHWEST OHIO COVERAGE AREAS
Bryan and Montpelier,
Ohio, passed away at
Larry L. Simon, age 76, 8:50 p.m., Thursday eve-
of Bryan, Ohio, passed
away at 11:13 A.M. on ning, August 24, 2017
in his residence with his
Wednesday, August 23, family at his side.
2017, at St. Vincent Mercy
Medical Center in Toledo, Robert was born
Ohio, after a brief illness. March 21, 1936 in
Larry L. Simon was DeKalb County, Indiana,
born on August 17, 1941, the son of the late Robert
in Hoven, South Dakota, REGULATION & POLICY:
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School in Hoven, South given to the subject. Letters must be limited to a word count of 500.
Dakota and received a scholarship to play football at ert worked for State Bank and Trust as the Branch * It is the goal of “The Village Reporter” to present news in a fair and
Manager of the Ney State Bank and Trust for 26 balanced format. “The Village Reporter” makes every effort to stay neu-
Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. years, retiring in 1998. Prior to this he worked as tral in political and other debatable issues. It is the desire of the com-
He would later enter the United States Army serving in pany to print facts and allow our readers to process information, draw-
Germany. After discharge from the Army he graduated an engraver for Hubbard Printing in Defiance. Rob- ing their own opinions.
ert was a member of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church * Newspaper counter sales are available throughout Williams and Ful-
from Presentation School of Nursing in Aberdeen, South in Powell, Ohio. While residing in northwest Ohio, ton Counties in Northwest Ohio.
Dakota and re-entered the service through a direct com- * Newspaper deadline for submitting news releases, sports statistics
mission as an officer into the Army. His army career Robert was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and advertisements stands at the Friday prior to publication by 5:00
included a one year tour of duty in Viet Nam. He would in Bryan. Bob was involved in his community, serv- p.m.
then go on to graduate from the Army Anesthesia School ing in the Ney Village Council for 9 years, Ney Com- * “The Village Reporter” publishes 49 editions per year with two non
at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, becoming a Certified Reg- munity Park Board for 19 years, where he served print weeks during the summer and one non print week around the
holidays.

istered Nurse Anesthetist. Larry and his family moved as Secretary-Treasurer, the Defiance Regional Plan-
to Bryan in 1974, and was employed by Bryan Medical
Group for thirty-three and a half years and following re- ning Commission, and on the Central Local Board of
Education where he served for 11 1/2 years, three
tirement was employed by the Bryan Hospital for nine of those years as President. He also was a mem-
years. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church
in Bryan and the Knights of Columbus, the American Le- ber of the Bryan Area Chamber of Commerce and
the Bryan Kiwanis Club, serving as Treasurer. Bob 115 Broad Street, Montpelier, Ohio
gion of Ohio, the American Association of Nurse Anesthe- enjoyed reading later in his life as well as spending Open: Mon. - Fri. (9 a.m. - 5 p.m).; Sat. (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
tists, and the Ohio Nurses Association. He was also an
active member of the Bryan Baseball Association where time at their lake cottage on Rose Lake. He trea- Phone: (419) 485-4851 / Fax: (877) 778-9425
sured the time he spent with his family, especially Email: publisher@thevillagereporter.com
he served in many capacities and was proud of the work his grandchildren. Website: www.thevillagereporter.com
he did with Dr. Dave Roebuck on the transformation of
Sumpter Field. Larry was always at the ball fields either Surviving are his wife, Cecilia of Powell, Ohio; two Buy A Newspaper Copy At:
children, Robert C. (Jennifer) Cromwell, III of Powell,
watching his kids, grandkids and all the kids who played Ohio and Kimberly (Jeff) Cromwell-Berkes of Powell, STRYKER EDGERTON
as well as attending all the sporting events he could get Stryker Main Stop, Main Stop, C-Store
to. Ohio; six grandchildren, Sgt. Kylee (Sgt. Alex) Gold-
smith, Raegan Heitzenrater, Jackson Cromwell, WEST UNITY WAUSEON
Surviving in addition to his wife are their children, Le- Emerson Cromwell, Luci Berkes and Jack Berkes; Valero, Shamrock, Chief Supermarket,
andra (Sean) Miley, of Bryan, Troy (Denise) Simon, of Bur- Marathon, Walmart
bank, California, and Cori (David) Stuttard, of Columbus, stepfather, Francis Borton, Jr. of Ney, Ohio; one sis- Dollar General Courtview Mart Shell,
Ohio; nine grandchildren, Alina Simon, Deylen Miley, Del- ter, LaDonna (Bill) Hoffman of Coldwater, Michigan FAYETTE Circle K, Dollar General
aney Miley, Mateo Simon, Shallyn Miley, Colbrin Miley, and one brother, Richard (Janice) Cromwell of Cold-
Karris Stuttard, Tayvis Stuttard and Andris Stuttard; three Circle K, Main Stop, PIONEER/HOLIDAYCITY
sisters, Diana Huber, of Rapid City, South Dakota, Carol water, Michigan; brother-in-law, Larry Yagelski of Dollar General Main Stop, Village Market,
Montpelier, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his ARCHBOLD
Jean Krumm, of Aberdeen, South Dakota, and Burlene parents and one nephew, Larry Winright. Valero, Dollar General,
(John) Schultze, of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; one brother, Super Value, Hutch’s Marathon,
Darrel (Patti) Simon, of Madison, South Dakota; his moth- In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression Cornerstone Floral & Gifts
of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contri- Rite Aid, Circle K, EDON / BLAKESLEE
er-in-law, Ann St. Peter, of Miles City, Montana, numer- butions be made to the James Cancer Hospital Pre- Dollar General, Pop Shop
ous nieces and nephews; and his special extended family Slattery
friends who were like sons to him, Jacob Meyer and Caleb cision Cancer Medicine in Medical Oncology Fund, DELTA Shamrock
660 Ackerman Road, P.O. Box 183112, Columbus, Dollar General, Kwik Stop
Conrad. He was preceded in death by his parents. Ohio 43218 or to the Bryan Parks and Recreation LYONS
In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Bry- Delta Speedway Main Stop
an Athletic Boosters, P.O. Box 224, Bryan, Ohio 43506. Department. MONTPELIER SWANTON
Condolences may be sent to the family or the on- Ace Automotive, Dollar General,
To sign the online register or to send condolences, line guest book may be signed at www.oberlinturn- Swanton Pharmacy
please visit www.krillfuneralservice.com. Main Stop, METAMORA
bull.com Circle K,
Dollar General, Rowes, TMart
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Two Brothers Market, Circle K, Main Stop,
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Obits (Continued)

Dianne Baxter (1945 - 2017) Travis Weirauch (1990 - 2017) Charles Wyse (1925 - 2017)

Dianne K. Baxter, age Travis L. Weirauch, Charles J. Wyse, age
72, of Adrian, Michigan, age 27 of Archbold, 92 years, of Archbold,
passed away in her home passed away at Brookview passed away Thursday af-
on Friday morning, Au- Healthcare Center in Defi- ternoon, August 24, 2017,
gust 25, 2017. ance, OH on Sunday, Au- at Hillside Country Living
gust 27, 2017. near Bryan.
Dianne was born in
Wauseon, Ohio on Janu- Travis was born in He was born June 25,
ary 10, 1945, the daugh- Wauseon, OH on August 1925, near Archbold, the
ter of Clyde and Florence 25, 1990 to the late Mark son of Charley and Cora
(Hines) Raker. On October Weirauch and Lori (Sager) (Rupp) Wyse, and married
9, 1965, she married Jeff Dunning. He attended and Patricia Short on October
Baxter, and he survives. graduated from Wauseon 3, 1948.
Dianne loved being out- High School. After high
doors and enjoying na- school, Travis worked at A lifelong resident of
ture. She loved flowers, the Filling Home in Napo- the Archbold area, he
birds, mushrooming with leon. Travis always had a farmed and worked at
Jeff, and fishing. She attended many Cat Fancier As- smile on his face and enjoyed spending time with fam- Rich Tractor in Archbold
sociation shows the past four years with her niece, ily and friends. He also enjoyed Michigan Football, and later retired from Sauder Woodworking Co. in
and loved showing the Persian cats and making many Detroit Tigers, and attending movies. 1988. He was a volunteer at Sauder Village, Fulton
friends. Travis is survived by his mother, Lori Dunning; County Health Center and Care & Share. He enjoyed
Prior to her retirement she had worked as a clerk for brothers Tyler (Rachelle) Weirauch of Fayette and TJ interacting with his Hobo friends and attending con-
the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office for 3 years, and prior Weirauch of Archbold; grandmothers, Kay Sager and ventions and was known as Lake Shore Charlie, and
to that, as a clerk for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Lois Weirauch both of Wauseon; nephews Treyton and also enjoyed attending the Threshers Convention, and
in Florida. She and her husband Jeff had also owned Trevor Weirauch, both of Fayette. He is also survived spending time with his family. He was a member of the
and operated the store, Down River Pines, in Grayling, by a special friend from work, Lori. Lockport Mennonite Church, rural Stryker.
Michigan for many years. Besides his father, Mark, he was preceded in death He is survived by his wife, Patricia; four children,
Surviving, besides her husband, Jeff, is one son, by his grandfathers, Garold “Buck” Sager and Paul Samuel (June) Wyse of Austin, MN, David (Karen)
Jerid Baxter of Lambertville, Michigan; three grand- Weirauch; great-grandparents Dale and Reva Myers; Wyse of Pettisville, Audrey (Rob) Fricke of Archbold,
children, Quincy, Rory, and Brady all of Lambertville; great-grandmother, Edna Segrist; and a uncle, Doug and Chris (Christy) Wyse of College Grove, TN; 10
and brothers and sisters, Don (Pat) Raker of Summer- Weirauch. grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers,
field, FL, Shirley (Burl) Sager of Delta, Dick (Linda) Funeral services for Travis will be held on Wednes- Marvin “Tex” Wyse, and Merle (Donna) Wyse, both of
Raker of Coldwater, MI, Betty (Bill) Hinkle of Temple, day, August 30, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Crossroads Archbold; and a sister-in-law, Arlene Wyse of Stryker.
TX, Pat Gype of Wauseon, Jim (Darlene) Raker of Ger- Evangelical Church in Wauseon. Interment will fol- He was preceded in death by his parents; a grand-
mantown, OH and Carol (Mick) Staugler of Celine, OH. low in the Wauseon Union Cemetery. The family will daughter; three brothers, Orval Wyse, Wayne Wyse,
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother-in- receive visitors on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, in the and an infant, Jesse; two sisters, Ada Short and an
law, Joe Gype, and sister-in-law, Shirley Raker. chapel at the Crossroads Evangelical Church, from infant, Evelyn.
Visitation for Dianne will be held from 10:00 A.M. 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Memorial contributions may Services will be held on Saturday, September 2,
until 11:00 A.M. on Friday, September 1, 2017, at the be made to the benevolence of the family. Online con- at 10:30 AM at the Lockport Mennonite Church with
Grisier-Weigel Funeral Home in Delta. A service of re- dolences may be made at www.grisierfh.com. Pastors Steven Heatwole and Matthew Weaver officiat-
membrance will immediately following a 11:00 A.M. The Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has ing. Interment will follow in the Lockport Cemetery.
with Pastor Donna Stutzman, officiating. The family been entrusted with arrangements. Friends may call at Short Funeral Home in Archbold
requests that memorial contributions be given to the from 4 – 8 PM on Friday, September 1. www.ShortFu-
American Cancer Society or the Dana Cancer Cen- Dorothy Spiess (1924 - 2017) neralHome.com
ter. Online condolences may be offered to the family
at www.deltafh.com. Grisier-Weigel Funeral Home in Dorothy E. Spiess, Violet Grant (1929 - 2017)
Delta has been entr5usted with arrangements. age 92 of Delta, peaceful-
ly passed away at Lau- Violet L. Grant, 87
Marion Cooper (1937 - 2017) rels of Toledo Saturday years, of Mark Center,
night, August 26, 2017. passed away Saturday,
Marion David Cooper, August 26, 2017 at Gen-
age 80, of Pioneer, former- She was born in Mc- esis Healthcare-Bryan
ly of Stryker passed away Clure, OH on October Center, Bryan, Ohio.
Wednesday, August 23, 18, 1924 to John Schor-
2017 at Fairlawn Haven ling and Hazel (Sheefel) Violet was born Novem-
Care Center, in Archbold Schorling. ber 1, 1929, in Defiance,
after an extended illness. Ohio, the daughter of the
On January 21, 1947 late Charles and Anna
Marion was born on she married Harold (Wheeler) Ankney.
May 6, 1937 in Slippery Spiess, who preceded
Rock, Pennsylvania to her in death on May 10, She married Darl Rich-
Walter Howard Cooper 1985. ard Grant on April 15,
and Evelyn Lucy Moyer. For over 20 years, Dorothy served as a custodi- 1953 in Angola, Indiana,
He married Alice J. Owen an for Pike-Delta-York School system before retir- and he preceded her in
on June 6, 1959 in Win- ing. Some of her fondest hobbies were gardening, death on August 14, 1987.
chester, Virginia and she cooking, baking, playing bingo and most of all sew- Violet was a machine operator for the former 50 Corp
survives. Marion attended ing. Dorothy was viewed by many as a very talented for many years. She was also the former owner of The
Slippery Rock Elementary and High School. seamstress; performing alterations for many people Glass Hat and Vi’s Place, in LaFerria, Texas. Violet
Marion retired from ARO Corporation in Bryan in and even uniforms of school athletes. enjoyed horses, going to the dog races and gambling
1997 as a machinist with 30 years of service. He is a Left to cherish Dorothy’s memory are her chil- upon occasion.
member of the Bryan Masonic Lodge #215, Montpelier dren, Rick (Pat) Schorling of Toledo, Larry (Janet) Surviving are her four children, Gloria Volkert of
Moose Lodge and Montpelier Eagles. A past member of Spiess of Delta, Gary (Kathy) Spiess of LaFollette, Mark Center, Ronald (Janie) Grant of Defiance, Francis
the North South Skirmish Association in Winchester, TN, Garold Spiess of Toledo and Harold (Sandy) (Donna) Grant of Continental, Ohio and Arthur (Sue)
Virginia and the 111th Ohio Volunteer Infantry with 30 Spiess of Corunna, IN; and sister, Pearl Talmage Corwin of Fort Wayne, Indiana; 15 grandchildren, 38
plus years of shooting Civil War black powder weapons. of Toledo; along with 15 loving grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren;
He also served nine years as a board member of the great grandchildren; with one on the way and many one brother, Charles, also known as “Jim” (Marilyn)
North Western Electric Cooperative. nieces and nephews. Ankney of Defiance, Ohio. She was preceded in death
He also loved hunting and fishing in Pennsylvania, In addition to her husband, Harold; she was pre- by her parents, husband, Darl; one son, Roger Corwin;
Ohio, Colorado, Quebec, and Newfoundland, Canada; ceded in death by her brother, John Schorling and four brothers, Richard, Donald, Gary and Bill Ankney;
for deer, elk, moose and caribou, which he was very sisters, Virginia Kobi and Marian Kohler. one sister, Mildred Higgins.
successful. He was also proud to say that he had fished Those wishing a show of sympathy, may consider Those planning an expression of sympathy are
in all five Great Lakes and the Pacific Ocean. a memorial contribution to Hospice of Northwest asked to consider memorial contributions be made to
Marion is survived by his wife of 58 years, Alice; three Ohio, 30000 E. River Rd, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551 or Community Health Professionals Hospice, 1315 Port-
sons, Richard Cooper of Pioneer, Walter (Kathleen) Coo- a charity of the donor’s choice in her memory. On- land Street, Bryan, Ohio, 43506, or to the charity of
per of Bryan and Denis Cooper of Stryker; two grand- line condolences may be sent to the family through the donor’s choice.
daughters, Courtney (Matt) Laing of Rossford, Ohio our website at www.barnesfuneralchapel.com. Condolences may be sent to the family or the online
and Kellie (Troy) Secrest of Toledo; one great grandson guest book may be signed at www.oberlinturnbull.com
Dustin Laing; sisters Bessie Traczenski of Erie, Penn- Debra Broadwater (1958 - 2017)
sylvania and Leta Fredricks of Lititz, Pennsylvania; and
several nieces and nephews from California, Colorado, Debra J. Broadwater, 58, of Montpelier passed
Florida, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Michigan. away Sunday morning at Genesis Healthcare in
He was preceded in death by four sisters, Jean Bryan.
Stamm, Clara Thompson, Patty Cooper and Esther
Francis. She was born on September 16, 1958 in Montpe-
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be lier to Ellis and Eileen (Poorman) Broadwater.
made to the Food Pantry in Stryker or Shriners Hos-
pital. Condolences can be left at www.thethompsonfu- Deb was a member of Pleasant Ridge Dunkard
neralhome.com Brethren Church in Montpelier. She graduated
from North Central High School in Pioneer and for
nearly 40 years she worked at Quadco in Stryker
retiring in May of 2017.

Deb is survived by her mother Eileen Broadwater
of Montpelier; brother Don (Cheryl) Broadwater of
Montpelier; her aunt, uncle, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father in August
2007.

Memorial contributions may be made to Quadco
Senior Activities Fund. Condolences can be left at
www.thethompsonfuneralhome.com.

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POLICE, EMT, FIRE, TRAFFIC & COURT NEWS

WEST UNITY POLICE (August 20) 712 Lawrence Ave. Unit 2, 73/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. 2 years. Restitution of $108.50.
(August 14) Theft (2) 911 Hang Up Contact In Person Bauer, Robert L. (Montpelier, Ohio). Crigger, Rachel L. (Bryan, Ohio). Dis-
(August 14) Noise complaint (August 20) 250 E. Linfoot St. Unit 22,
(August 14) Trespassing Loud noise Improper start/back. Fine: $50; Costs: orderly conduct. Fine: $100; Costs: $90;
(August 15) Theft (August 20) 240 W. Willow St., DOA $85. Jail: 30 days with 30 days suspended. No
(August 15) Agency assist (August 20) 515 Parkview Threat/Harass- future violations within next 3 years.
(August 16) Unsecure premises ment Bauman, Deborah J. (Defiance, Ohio).
(August 16) Traffic Crash/Private (August 20) 1495 N. Shoop Ave., Alarm 68/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Fitzsimmons, Carrie (Bryan, Ohio).
Property drop Dog at large – 1st. Fine: $100; Costs:
(August 16) Medical emergency (August 20) 720 Ottokee St., Domestic Casebere, Jamie L. (Montpelier, Ohio). $199.
(August 16) Lockout trouble Driving under suspension – FRA. Fine:
(August 17) Animal neglect (August 20) 475 E. Airport Hwy, Accident $250; Costs: $85. Operator’s license sus- Hageman, Jesse D. (Bryan, Ohio). Ob-
(August 17) Agency assist (property damage) pended from August 24, 2017 to Novem- structing fire apparatus. Fine: $500 with
(August 17) Speed/Warning (August 20) 1489 N. Shoop Ave., Juve- ber 22, 2017. Registration renewal. Fine: $500 suspended; Costs: $114; Jail: 90
(August 18) Unsecure premises (2) niles $50; Costs: $40. days with 90 days suspended. No future
(August 18) Agency assist (August 20) 725 S. Shoop Ave., Welfare violations within next 3 years.
(August 19) Unsecure premises check Fowler, Mary R. (Edgerton, Ohio).
(August 19) Agency assist (August 20) 485 E. Airport Hwy, Investi- 71/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Hug, Travis A. (Bryan, Ohio). Resisting
(August 19) Noise complaint gative complaint arrest. Fine: $300; Costs: $129; Jail: 90
(August 19) Speed/citation (August 20) 600 Wood St., Animal call Gambler, Mickey S. (Montpelier, Ohio). days with 88 days suspended. Failure to
(August 20) Unsecure premises (August 20) 1170 N. Shoop Ave. Unit 21, Operator license suspension. Fine: $300; disclose identification. Fine: $50; Costs:
(August 20) Lockout Welfare check Costs: $95; Jail: 90 days with 90 days $40.
(August 20) Noise complaint (August 20) 701 S. Harvest Lane, Assault suspended. Operator’s license suspended
(August 20) Speed/Warning (2) (August 20) 810 N. Shoop Ave., 911 Hang from July 13, 2017 to August 12, 2017. Hug, Travis (Bryan, Ohio). Theft. Fine:
Up Contact In Person No future violations within next 3 years. $250; Costs: $84; Jail: 30 days with 30
WAUSEON POLICE (August 20) 335 Frances, Mental days suspended. Return property. No fu-
(August 16) 429 Indian Rd., Welfare (August 21) 212-1/2 Birch St., Animal Garza Rosas, Regina M. (Archbold, ture violations within next 2 years.
check call Ohio). 57/35 speed. Fine: $45; Costs: $79.
(August 16) 224 S. Fulton St., Telephone (August 21) 455 E. Airport Hwy, Alarm Lucas, Jared W. (Bryan, Ohio). Disor-
harassment drop Goetz, Arthur W. (West Unity, Ohio). derly conduct. Fine: $100; Costs: $79.
(August 16) 840 Parkview, Lost/found/ (August 21) 1485 N. Shoop Ave, 911 Hang OVI. Fine: $850; Costs: $84; Jail: 180
recovered Up Contact In Person days with 150 days suspended. Opera- Rohda, Misty l. (Foley, Alabama).
(August 16) 495 E. Airport Hwy, Lost/ (August 21) 325 E. Walnut St., Accident tor’s license suspended from July 21, File City Tax -2015 (Bryan). Fine: $200;
found/recovered (property damage) 2017 to July 21, 2020. No future viola- Costs: $114; Jail: 30 days with 30 days
(August 16) 840 W Elm St. Unit 1107, (August 21) 563 N. Shoop Ave., Accident tions within next 2 years. Recovery Ser- suspended. No future violations within
Vandalism (property damage) vices of NW Ohio. Vacate ADM license next 2 years. Must file taxes and make
(August 16) 230 Clinton St., Found dog (August 21) 412 E. Chestnut St., Domes- suspension and fees. Must be connected payment arrangement within 30 days.
(August 16) 940 E. Oak St., Missing tic trouble to SCRAM unit for a minimum period of
person (August 22) 00 W. Leggett St., Mental 180 days. Thatcher, Brittany (Archbold, Ohio).
(August 16) 230 Clinton St., Investigate (August 22) 485 E. Airpory Hwy, Larceny Passing bad check. Fine: $100; Costs:
complaint (August 22) 485 E. Airpory Hwy, Larceny Gutierrez, Gabriel V. (Defiance, Ohio). $155; Jail: 30 days with 30 days sus-
(August 16) 273 Enterprise Ave., Fight (August 22) Beech St. @ Glenwood, Sus- OVI. Fine: $650; Costs: $134; Jail: 20 pended. Restitution of $670 to prosecutor.
(August 16) 273 Enterprise Ave., Open picious vehicle days with 17 days suspended. Operator’s No future violations within next 2 years.
door (August 22) 485 E. Airport Hwy, Larceny license suspended from June 8, 2017 to
(August 17) 128 Depot St., Alarm drop (August 22) 1497 N. Shoop Ave., Investi- June 8, 2018. BMV to vacate ALS and Whorley, Jessica L. (Bryan, Ohio).
(August 17) 415 Cole St. Unit 26, gate complaint fees. No future violations within next 2 Passing bad check. Fine: $100; Costs:
Larceny (August 22) 665 E. Linfoot St., Investigate years. Driving under suspension. Fine: $119; Jail: 30 days with 30 days sus-
(August 17) 485 E. Airport Hwy, Animal complaint $300; Costs: $45; Jail: 90 days with 90 pended. Restitution. No future violations
call (August 23) 00 Wabash St., Lost/found/ days suspended. within the next 2 years.
(August 17) 485 E. Airport Hwy, 911 recovered
Hang up Contact In Person Huber, Randy (Bryan, Ohio). 46/35 Whorley, Jessica L. (Bryan, Ohio).
(August 17) 230 Clinton St., Telephone FULTON COUNTY speed. Fine: $40; Costs: $85. Passing bad check (2nd case). Fine: $100;
harassment Costs: $119; Jail: 30 days with 30 days
(August 17) 620 W. Leggett St., Suspi- PROSECUTOR’S NEWSLETTER Jones, Cheryl D. (West Unity, Ohio). suspended. Restitution. No future viola-
cious activity A Wauseon woman was sentenced 68/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. tions within the next 2 years.
(August 18) 209 N. Shoop Ave., Assault on August 17, 2017, in the Fulton
(August 18) E. Linfoot St. @ Glenwood, County Common Pleas Court according Kaiser, Spencer L. (Edon, Ohio). As- Whorley, Jessica L. (Bryan, Ohio).
Animal call to county prosecutor Scott A. Hasel- sured clear distance ahead. Fine: $71; Passing bad check (3rd case). Fine: $100;
(August 18) 133-1/2 S. Fulton St., man. Maria Dewitt, 33, of 11741 Co. Costs: $79. Costs: $119; Jail: 30 days with 30 days
Trespassing/unwanted subject Rd. L, previously pleaded guilty to Theft. suspended. Restitution. No future viola-
(August 18) 840 Parkview, Animal call On February 25, 2017, she stole cash Kissinger, Phyllis I. (Edon, Ohio). tions within the next 2 years.
(August 18) 1066 Ottokee St., Accident and jewelry. Judge Jeffrey L. Robinson 48/35 speed. Fine: $40; Costs: $85.
(property damage) sentenced Ms. Dewitt to 12 months in WILLIAMS COUNTY CIVIL
(August 18) 1082 Ottokee St., Alarm prison, to be served at the Regional Di- Lucas, Jared W. (Bryan, Ohio). OVI. For: City of Bryan (Taxes). Against:
drop version Program at CCNO, and ordered Fine: $850; Costs: $84; Jail: 180 days Smith, Matt (Bryan, Ohio). $1769.76.
(August 18) W. Linfoot St. @ Ottokee her to pay prosecution costs, pay court with 120 days suspended. Operator’s li-
St., Animal call appointment counsel fees, and pay res- cense suspended from August 21, 2017 FULTON COUNTY TRAFFIC
(August 18) 620 E. Airport Hwy, Do- titution of $2,436.13 to the victim. to August 21, 2020. No future violations Ames, Lindsey M. (Archbold, Ohio).
mestic trouble A New Jersey man was sentenced on within next 3 years. Recovery Services of 56/40 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $88.
(August 18) 810 N. Shoop Ave., Suspi- August 23, 2017 in the Fulton County NW Ohio. Work release granted. Apger, Ronald D. (Morenci, Michigan).
cious person Common Pleas Court, David D. Despi- 80/70 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
(August 18) 205 E. Chestnut St., Loud nos, age 31, previously pled guilty to Mehlow, Holly L. (Stryker, Ohio). Beauregard, Angela K. (Fayette, Ohio).
noise Possession of Marihuana. According to 66/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. 68/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $88.
(August 19) 133 S. Fulton St., Welfare Fulton County Prosecutor Scott Hasei- Benner, Casey L. (Swanton, Ohio).
check man, on or about March 4, 2017, Mr. Miller, Sawyer (Bryan, Ohio). 44/35 Stop sign. Fine: $102; Costs: $80.
(August 19) 205 E. Chestnut St., Loud Despinos possessed marihuana. Judge speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Bieber, Paul R. (Fayette ,Ohio). Seat
noise Jeffrey Robinson sentenced Mr. Despi- belt – driver. Fine: $30; Costs: $51.
(August 19) 111 Commercial St., 911 nos to one year of community control. Montez, Juan A. Jr. (Defiance, Ohio). Brooks, Stephen T. (Bryan, Ohio).
Hang Up Contact In Person He ordered Mr. Despinos to serve 18 70/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. 70/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80.
(August 19) 00 W. Leggett St., Suspi- days in CCNO; pay prosecution costs; Bullock, Michael D. (Delta, Ohio).
cious person pay a fine of $250; and be assessed by Moore, Jacob R. (West Unity, Ohio). 50/35 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80.
(August 19) 485 E. Airport Hwy, Suspi- a drug/alcohol treatment facility and Driving under suspension. Fine: $250; Cervantes, Tammy M. (Delta, Ohio).
cious vehicle successfully complete any recommend- Costs: $79. Operator’s license suspended 76/55 speed. Fine: $77; Costs: $80.
(August 19) 1120 N. Shoop Ave. Unit ed treatment. Failure to abide by these from August 24, 2017 to November 22, Cody, Ian P. (Archbold, Ohio). Seat
13, Animal call conditions could result in Mr. Despinos 2017. Expired plates. Fine: $35; Costs: belt – driver. Fine: $30; Costs: $51.
(August 19) 841 N. Shoop Ave., Acci- serving seven months in prison. $40. Eichenberg, Matthew T. (Morenci,
dent (property damage) An Archbold, Ohio man was sen- Michigan). 51/35 speed. Fine: $47; Costs:
(August 19) 500-B W. Chestnut Ct., tenced on August 24, 2017, in the Ful- Piasecki, David S. (Sherwood, Ohio). $88.
Suspicious vehicle ton County Pleas Court. Justin J. Roth, FRA suspension. Fine: $500; Costs: $79. Foley, Christopher P. (Swanton, Ohio).
(August 19) 810 N. Shoop Ave., 911 34, previously pled guilty to Possession Operator’s license suspended from July 65/50 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80.
Hang U Contact In Person of Heroin and Aggravated Possession 24, 2017 to July 24, 2018. Gerschutz, David L. (Edgerton, Ohio).
(August 19) Cole St. @ N. Shoop Ave., of Drugs. According to Fulton Coun- Lanes of travel. Fine: $37; Costs: $88.
Loud noise ty Prosecutor Scott Haselmna, on or Rethmel, Emily L. (Defiance, Ohio). Gilders, Keith R. (Delta, Ohio). Seat
(August 20) 1462 N. Shoop Ave., Alarm about March 26, 2017, Mr. Roth pos- 66/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. belt – driver. Fine: $30; Costs: $43.
drop sessed herion and methamphetamine. Hardaway, Chanteen L. (Swanton,
(August 20) 1297 N. Shoop Ave., Suspi- Judge Jeffrey Robinson sentenced Roth Rodriguez, Maria (Stryker, Ohio). No Ohio). 71/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80.
cious person to serve 17 months in prison. The court operator’s license. Fine: $250; Costs: $79. Hite, Richard N. Jr. (Wauseon, Ohio).
ordered that Mr. Roth pay prosecution 67/55 speed. Fine: $45; Costs: $40. 65/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
costs. Lyons, Chad W. (Montpelier, Ohio).
Sanders, Katina M. (Montpelier, Ohio). 62/50 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
WILLIAMS COUNTY Failure to display operator’s license. Fine: Mattin, Jared (Delta, Ohio). 71/55
$250; Costs: $93.01. speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80.
TRAFFIC McDonnall, Hailley J. (Delta, Ohio).
Athy, Nicholas E. (Edgerton, Ohio). Short, Leah E. (Bryan, Ohio). Illegal 69/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
plates. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Temporary McKimmy, Dawn (Swanton, Ohio).
permit. Fine: $110; Costs: $40. 67/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.

Steel, Jerry L. (Bryan, Ohio). Improper CONTINUED ON PAGE 5
start/back. Fine: $71; Costs: $79.

Walsh, Sarah J. (Pioneer, Ohio). 67/55
speed. Fine: $45; Costs: $79.

Wurster, Scott R. (Defiance, Ohio). As-
sured clear distance ahead. Fine: $71;
Costs: $79.

WILLIAMS COUNTY CRIMINAL
Bailey, Dustin L. (West Unity, Ohio).
Passing bad check. Fine: $100; Costs:
$84; Jail: 30 days with 30 days sus-
pended. No future violations within next

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POLICE, EMS, FIRE & COURT NEWS

Fulton County Grand Jury69/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $88.
Miller, Bradley D. (Archbold, Ohio). Failure to yield. Fine: $37; Costs: $88.

Slawinski, Steven G. (Swanton, Ohio).

Molina, Noel J. (Defiance, Ohio). 42/25
speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $88.

Hands Down 20 IndictmentsOrner, Marjorie M. (Swanton, Ohio).
65/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
Sly, Donald G. (Fayette, Ohio). Pass on

right. Fine: $37; Costs: $88.

67/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80. Snyder, Keith R. (Defiance, Ohio). Seat On August 21, 2017, the Fulton 15, 2017 to July 31, 2017, he alleg-
Parker, Benjamin S. (Delta, Ohio). belt – driver. Fine: $30; Costs: $43. County Grand Jury considered indict- edly received a motor vehicle knowing
ments charging individuals with Ful- or having reasonable cause to believe
70/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80. St. John, Ricky L. (Archbold, Ohio). ton County crimes, according to Fulton that it had been stolen, allegedly at-
Pendersen, Shawn V. (Delta, Ohio). 50/35 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $88. County Prosecuting Attorney Scott A. tempted to cause the death of a law en-
Haselman. forcement officer, and allegedly caused
Seat belt – driver. Fine: $30; Costs: $43. Starkweather, Kailen H. (Wauseon, or attempted to cause physical harm to
Pinson, Kevin M. (Swanton, Ohio). Ohio). 84/70 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $88. another law enforcement officer and a

67/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80. Thebeau, Ariel A. (Delta, Ohio). Failure STUART T. CARROLL, age 50, of
Reigsecker, Amos J. (Delta, Ohio).
to yield. Fine: $102; Costs: $80. Archbold, OH, was indicted on one

76/55 speed. Fine: $77; Costs: $80. Wagner, Jerimi C. (Hillsdale, Michigan). count of Possession of Heroin and police dog. He also allegedly trespassed

Riegsecker, Gavin D. (Archbold, Ohio). Expired plates. Fine: $37; Costs: $80. one count of Aggravated Possession of in an unoccupied structure and alleg-
Weaver, R Scott (Swanton, Ohio). Drugs. On or about January 21, 2017, edly stole a motor vehicle. Finally, he
Failure to control. Fine: $102; Costs: $88. he allegedly possessed heroin and allegedly failed to stop his motor vehi-
Rivera, Joel (Wauseon, Ohio). 70/55 74/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80. cle after receiving a visible and audible
Westfall, Michael W. (West Unity, Ohio). methamphetamine. signal from a police officer.
speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $88. CODY A. CRALEY, age 18, of Delta,
Robinson, Marc A. (Wauseon, Ohio). 65/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $88. OH, was indicted on one count of Grand SKYE F. THIBODEAUX, age 18, of
Whitmore, Jon H. (Metamora, Ohio). Theft of a Motor Vehicle and one count Delta, OH, was indicted on two counts
68/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $88. of Theft. On or about July 3, 2017 to of Obstructing Justice, one count of
Rogers, Dylan A. (Delta, Ohio). Traffic 71/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80. July 4, 2017, he allegedly stole a motor Receiving Stolen Property, one count of
Williams, Jordan L. (Wauseon, Ohio). vehicle and a ring. Failure to Comply With Order or Signal
device. Fine: $37; Costs: $88.
Shinabery, Wayne R. (Archbold, Ohio). 66/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.

Michigan Man Enters Guilty DRAKE M. JOHNSON, age 22, of of Police Officer, one count of Criminal
Weston, OH, was indicted on one count Damaging or Endangering, and one
of Theft, On or about April 12, 2017, he count of Obstructing Official Business.
allegedly stole jewelry valued at more On or about June 8, 2017 to July 31,
Plea For Rape In Bryan than $1,000 but less than $7,500. 2017, she allegedly received a motor
vehicle knowing or having reasonable
RONALD E. PRICHARD, age 46,
of Defiance, OH, was indicted on one cause to believe that it had been sto-
Justinian M. Williams, 19, of Ypsi- will be dropped as part of the plea count of Possession of Heroin. On or len. She also allegedly obstructed an
lanti, Michigan pleaded guilty to two agreement. The charges result from an about January 30, 2017, he allegedly act that hampered a public official from
counts of rape, both first degree felo- incident which occurred in Bryan, but possessed heroin. performing his lawful duties, and alleg-
nies, and one count of pandering sex- which had started when Williams made edly caused a substantial risk of physi-
ually-oriented material involving a mi- contact with a juvenile via social media. AMBER L. SHINDLER, age 26, cal harm to the property of another.
nor, a second degree felony, in Williams of Delta, OH, was indicted on three
County Common Pleas Court Monday, Sentencing is set for September 19. counts of Illegal Assembly or Posses- COCHISEX COOPER, age 47, of Fay-
August 21. Each count of rape carries a minimum sion of Chemicals for the Manufacture ette, OH, was indicted on eleven counts
sentence of 10 years to life in prison as of Drugs, one count of Illegal Manufac- of Pandering Sexually Oriented Matter
Two additional charges of rape and well as the requirement that Williams ture of Drugs, and one count of Aggra- Involving a Minor. On or about August
one count of criminal child enticement register as a Tier III sexual offender. vated Possession of Drugs. On or about 17, 2016 and October 19, 2016, he al-

Gillespie Appeals Murder Conviction Of July 8, 2017 to July 25, 2017/ she al- legedly distributed and possessed ma-
legedly possessed methamphetamine, terial that shows a minor participating
allegedly manufactured methamphet- or engaging in sexual activity.
Montpelier Graduate To Ohio Supreme Court amine, and allegedly possessed chemi- TRAYCA D. JAMES, age 22, of Fay-
cals for the manufacture of metham- ette, OH, was indicted on two counts of
phetamine. Obstructing Justice. On or about Au-
Bradley Gillespie, 44, the man con- Holtsberry. The appeal cites violation of ALAN W. MANDLY, age 57, of Delta, gust 9, 2017, she allegedly harbored or
victed of the murders of former Mont- Gillespie’s rights in two manners includ- OH, was indicted on three counts of Il- concealed another person.
pelier Graduate Hannah Fisher and her ing sufficiency of evidence and Gillespie’s legal Assembly or Possession of Chemi- MELVIN E. MYERS, age 62, of
boyfriend, Frank Tracey Jr., has appealed request for substitute council and to de- cals for the Manufacture of Drugs, one Wauseon, OH, was indicted on one
the conviction all the way to the Ohio Su- fend himself. count of Illegal Manufacture of Drugs, count of Importuning, two counts of
preme Court. In overruling the initial appeal, the and one count of Aggravated Possession Disseminating Matter Harmful to Juve-
Gillespie appealed the October 2016 Ohio Third District Court noted their of Drugs. On or about July 8, 2017 to niles, and one count of Pandering Ob-
conviction of the Paulding Count Court findings that the state provided limited July 25, 2017, he allegedly possessed scenity Involving a Minor. On or about
of Common Pleas to the Ohio Third Dis- evidence connecting Gillespie to the mur- methamphetamine, allegedly manufac- August 4, 2017, he allegedly solicited
trict Court almost immediately following der scene and did provide a link between tured methamphetamine, and allegedly a person over age 13 but under age 16
the verdict. The Ohio Third District Court Gillespie and the handgun used in the of- possessed chemicals for the manufac- to engage in sexual activity. He also al-
of Appeals overruled that original appeal fense. They also noted that the state in- ture of methamphetamine. legedly provided obscene material to a
in July. The second appeal, this time to troduced statements made by Gillespie, JACK W. NEW, age 36, of Fayette, juvenile.
the Ohio Supreme Court, was filed on Au- through various witnesses, that linked OH, was indicted on two counts of In- GWENDOLYN A. SMITH, age 56, of
gust 23 by Gillespie’s attorney, Timothy him to both murders. timidation. On or about July 16, 2017, Toledo, OH, was indicted on one count
he allegedly, by force or threat of harm, of Theft From a Person in a Protected
attempted to influence or intimidate Class. On or about December 5, 2016
This Labor Day, Local Law Enforcement witnesses in the discharge of their du- to May 11, 2017; she allegedly stole
Organizations Reminds Citizens to Drive Sober Or ties. property valued at more than $7,500
DAVID W. FOSTER, age 28, of but less than $37,500.
Morenci, MI, was indicted on one count
JESSICA C. FONSECA, age 41,
Get Pulled Over In Effort to End Drunk Driving of Identity Fraud. On or about July 19, of Fayette, OH, was indicted on two
2017, he allegedly used personal iden- counts of Obstructing Justice. On or
tifying information of another person about August 9, 2017, she allegedly
The end of summer is traditionally time to be out on the roads: During the with the intent to hold himself out to be harbored or concealed another person.
marked by the Labor Day holiday, a time 2015 Labor Day holiday period, 78 per- the other person.
for our country to reflect on the hard cent of drunk-driving crash fatalities oc- JESSIE A. RODRIGUEZ, age 23, of
work of our fellow Americans. The long curred between 6 p.m. and 5:59 a.m. – FRANKLIN D. LEWIS, age 61, of To- Fayette, OH, was indicted on one count
weekend is typically celebrated through as compared to half of all drunk-driving ledo, OH, was indicted on two counts of of Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle. On
picnics, pool parties, and barbecues, as crash fatalities throughout the rest of Improperly Handling Firearms in a Mo- or about August 9, 2017 to August 11,
families and friends enjoy the last few the year. tor Vehicle. On or about July 28, 2017, 2017, he allegedly operated a motor ve-
days of summer before fall and winter he allegedly transported a loaded hand- hicle without the consent of the owner
approach. Sadly, the Labor Day holiday “We’re stressing the dangers of driv- gun in a motor vehicle while under the and removed it from the state.
is also one of the deadliest, with drunk ing impaired to our community,” said influence of alcohol.
drivers endangering themselves and oth- Sergeant Michael McClain, Defiance Post DENNIS D. ROSECRANS, age 34,
ers on America’s roadways. This year, 20, Ohio State Highway Patrol. “Drunk JONATHAN L SHEPARD, age 37, of Russellville, AL, was indicted on
local law enforcement is partnering with driving is a massive problem in the Unit- of Wauseon, OH, was indicted on one one count of Unlawful Sexual Conduct
the National Highway Traffic Safety Ad- ed States, with more than 10,000 people count of Domestic Violence. On or about With a Minor. On or about the months
ministration (NHTSA) to stop drunk driv- dying annually. That’s why, during the July 29, 2017, he allegedly caused or of May to June, 2015, he allegedly en-
ers and help save lives. The high-visibili- Labor Day holiday, we will make zero ex- attempted to cause physical harm to a gaged in sexual conduct with a person
ty national enforcement campaign, Drive ceptions for drunk driving. If you’re out family or household member. age 13 or older but less than age 16.
Sober or Get Pulled Over, runs from on the roads and you see someone driv-
August 16 through September 4, 2017. ing drunk, please call us. You could help JESHUA L. GILMORE, age 18, of MATTHEW A. ZAHNER, age 22, of
During this period, local law enforce- save a life.” he said. Toledo, OH, was indicted on one count Delta, OH, was indicted on one count
ment will show zero tolerance for drunk of Attempted Aggravated Murder, two of Illegal Use of a Minor in a Nudity-
driving. Increased state and national Williams County Safe Communities counts of Felonious Assault, one count Oriented Matter or Performance, On or
messages about the dangers of driving joined local law enforcement and NHT- of Having Weapons While Under Dis- about November 19,. 2016 to May 29,
impaired, coupled with enforcement and SA in reminding citizens of the many ability, one count of Failure to Comply 2017, he allegedly possessed material
increased officers on the road, aim to resources available to get them home With Order or Signal of Police Officer, or a performance showing a minor in a
drastically reduce drunk driving on our safely. “Drunk driving is not acceptable one count of Receiving Stolen Property, state of nudity.
nation’s roadways. behavior,” said Peg Buda, Safe Commu- one count of Breaking and Entering,
nities Coordinator, from the Williams one count of Grand Theft of a Motor It should be noted that an indict-
Statistics show a frightening trend County Health Department “It is essen- Vehicle, and one count of Assaulting a ment is merely an accusation, and that
tial to plan a sober ride home before you Police Dog or Horse. On or about July all criminal defendants are presumed
innocent until and unless proven guilty.

in drunk-driving. According to NHTSA, ever leave for the party. There are just no
excuses,” she said. “Designate a sober
driver to get home safely.”

For safe alternatives to drinking and
10,265 people were killed in drunk-driv-
ing crashes in 2015, an increase from

Fayette Resident, Former Localthe 9,967 people killed in 2014. On av-
erage, 10,000 people were killed each driving: Cheer Coach Sentenced
year from 2011 to 2015—one person • Remember that it is never okay
killed every 51 minutes in 2015. That’s
the equivalent of 20 jumbo jets crashing to drink and drive. Even if you’ve had
each year, with no survivors. This is why one alcoholic beverage, designate a sober
local law enforcement agencies are work- driver or plan to use public transporta- Ryder Sommers, 21, of Fayette stood girls involved.
ing with NHTSA to remind drivers that tion to get home safely. in front of Williams County Common Judge Stelzer sentenced Sommers
drunk driving is not only illegal, it is a • Download NHTSA’s SaferRide Pleas Court Judge JT Stelzer on Thurs-
matter of life and death. As you head out mobile app available on Google Play or day, August 24, to hear his sentencing to Community Control Sanctions of 5
Apple’s iTunes Store: SaferRide allows for sex offenses related involving two years’ incarceration, with 180 days to
be served at CCNO. Sommers is also
to Labor Day festivities, remember: Drive users to call a taxi or a predetermined minors between the ages of 14 and 16 prohibited from being in a leadership
Sober or Get Pulled Over. friend, and identifies the user’s location years old. Sommers will spend 180 days position of anyone under the age of 18,
Over the Labor Day holiday period so he or she can be picked up. at CCNO as a result of the charges. may not be unsupervised with any-
in 2015, there were 460 crash fatalities • If you see a drunk driver on the Sommers, who was formerly a com- one under the age of 18 in person or
nationwide. Forty percent of those fatal road, contact your local law enforcement petitive cheer coach with Northwest via social media, and may not have any
crashes involved drivers who had been agency. Ohio Elite Athletics of Montpelier as contact with the victims. He is also re-
drinking (.01+ BAC). Of those alcohol- • Have a friend who is about to well as with Head Over Heels Gymnas- quired to pay a $5000 fine and serve
related fatal crashes, one third (33%) drink and drive? Take the keys away and tics Academy in Bryan, entered guilty 250 hours of community service. Ad-
involved drivers who were drunk (.08+ make arrangements to get your friend pleas to three counts of sexual battery, ditionally, Sommers will be required to
BAC), and nearly one-fourth (23%) in- home safely. each third degree felonies, and one register as a tier three and a tier two
volved drivers who were driving with a For more information about the Drive count of unlawful sexual conduct with sex offender, which will require him to
BAC almost twice the illegal limit (.15+ Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, visit a minor, a fourth degree felony, on July report where he lives, works, or attends
BAC). Nighttime is the most dangerous www.TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov. 10. Sommers had been the coach of the school every 90 days.

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CONTINUED FROM THE FRONT PAGE Fred Grisier Receives
Stryker Good Neighbor Award
Swanton American Legion Riders ...

for all the bikes to exit the parking member Ron Wilson and his wife Lisa A man who has been
lot and head out of town to their first but it is not the only fund-raising run actively involved in the
stop, the NCO Club at the 180th Tacti- they are involved in. “There are ten Stryker community
cal Fighter Group located at Toledo Ex- Legions in a 75-mile radius and we all through his 80 year life,
press Airport. support each other,” Ron said. “Most received the town’s award
runs are veteran related but they can be for being such a good citi-
From there they traveled to VFW community related too. We just did one zen Saturday night as part
Post 7424 in Wauseon and then to the a couple of weeks ago to raise money for of the 2017 Stryker Sum-
last leg of the run, the Swanton Sports school supplies for Swanton students.” merfest activities. There
Center in Swanton. While at the Sports was a full crowd at the
Center, most of the riders gathered Not surprisingly, the Swanton Stryker Fire Hall as the
around Swanton Fire Engine 703 for a American Legion and the Riders out- town’s mayor, Joey Beck,
group photo to commemorate the day. did themselves with another great run. announced Fred Grisier
They have set the bar at a very high was receiving the annual
Eventually, all riders made their way level which will present a major chal- Good Neighbor Award.
back to the Swanton Legion for a well- lenge for the next Battle Buddy event Mayor Beck pointed out
deserved meal and to take part in sever- scheduled for August 25, 2018. Just that Mr. Grisier can trace
al auctions. They were greeted by Ken- one word of advice, however. Don’t bet his family’s history in the
ny and Atlas and the Deputy Executive against them. town before Stryker was
Director of the TBBF, Chrissy Faulkner. formally established. He
Bill can be reached at
The Third Annual Battle Buddy Pok- publisher@thevillagereporter.com
er Run was chaired by Swanton ALR

CONTINUED FROM THE FRONT PAGE told the well-wishers that
“He’s one of those individ-
Wauseon Woman’s Story About A Boy uals who seems to have
PHOTO PROVIDED
his hands in a little bit of GOOD NEIGHBOR AWARD ... Fred Grisier, right, re-
everything, helping any- ceives that Stryker Good Neighbor Award from Mayor
one and everyone. He’s a Joey Beck on Saturday night during the Stryker Sum-
submit stories,” Allison said. “I have and quiet,” Allison said. The family has businessman, and he’s merfest celebration.
also a devotion in “The Secret Place”. channeled Jay-R’s energy into sports been part of the Rotary, as
as he plays soccer. “He has lots of en- well as a Mason.”
“I am very excited to say the least. ergy,” she said about the 13-year-old. Grisier pointed out that he couldn’t “It’s been wonderful. We’ve raised
The story featured a crazy dog and a four wonderful sons. We’ve had eight
son I adore.” The piece captures her The Dog Really Did That? Chicken have done it all had it not been for the tremendous grandchildren. And we’re
love of writing and dogs, she said. In Soup for the Soul supports the Ameri- support of his wife, Helen, as they both about to get our first great grandchild,
addition to Franklin the family has a can Humane Society with royalties ran Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker which is going to be a boy, too!” he said.
Chocolate Lab named Sadie. The lab from its new book. For more informa- for many years and she covered things
came to the Allisons after her original tion, visit www.chickensoup.com, @ when he was involved in a local project. Even though he’s been a very active
family had to give her up. chickensoupsoul www.facebook.com/ Today he assists his sons taking care of part of the community for many years,
chickensoupforthesoul Chicken Soup the business. Grisier says he continues to enjoy it.
Tammy has been married to Kory for for the Soul: The Dog Really Did That?
19 ½ years. The pair were high school $14.95 A long-time historian, he remains “At my age, I’m having a lot of fun. We
sweethearts in Bryan. They have a an active trustee of the Stryker Area have a very strong family, and wonder-
daughter who is a sophomore at Ander- James can be reached at Heritage Council, and a member of the ful, wonderful friends in this communi-
son University. “My daughter is calm james@thevillagereporter.com Stryker United Methodist Church. ty and the surrounding area.”

Williams County Fair Board As many of his family members gath- Mayor Beck finished the presenta-
Announces Schedule & Hints ered around, he told the crowd, “Folks, tion saying the community is grateful
this is really an honor. Our family has for Grisier’s contributions through the
Of Cutting Time Off Fair been here since prior to Stryker. My years.
great, great grandparents immigrated
3 p.m. for the disabled and from France in the early 1840’s, and “I think Stryker is especially privi-
Lordy day, we’ve been here ever since.” leged to have someone like him. And it
wouldn’t matter if it were Stryker, Arch-
Grisier said it has been his pleasure to bold, Bryan or someplace in Indiana…
have been active in a lot of organizations any village, any city, town, or commu-
in the community and raise his family in nity would be lucky to have a Fred!” he
the town. concluded.

INFORMATION PROVIDED

those 65 and older. All oth- St. Caspar’s Knights Of Columbus Council Presents Check
er guests will pay $2. Har- For Fulton County Board Of Developmental Disabilities
ness racing is at 6 p.m. in
the infield. Women’s Day is
Sept. 13 with free admis-
sion for all females until 3
p.m. The Rodeo begins at
7 p.m. Commodity Day is
Sept. 14 with all-day free
admission for everyone
courtesy of the Beef and
Pork producers and the
Williams County Dairy As-
sociation. The 4-H Youth
Night starts at 6 p.m.
Standard admission
PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF
FAIR TIME ... Williams County Fair Board Vice Presi- rates apply Sept. 10, 15
dent Alan Bennett updated the Board of County Com- and 16. Dirt Drags begin at
missioners about the 2017 Fair preparations Aug. 21. noon and lawn mower rac-
es begin at 7p.m., Sept. 10.
The demolition derby be-
By: James Pruitt gins at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 and
THE VILLAGE REPORTER Flat Track racing starts at 7 p.m. Sept.

The open-air pavilion at the Williams 16. Gates open daily at 8 a.m. and close
County Fair will be dedicated to Flo Chir- at 9 p.m. Other changes include widen-
ra for his years of service. The dedication ing the main track road to flow traffic
ceremony is set for 5:30 p.m. Sept. 14. straight north and across the bridge to
The announcement came as Fair Board the main parking. Flat track racing will DONATION ... Allen Huelskamp (Financial Secretary) and Fred Allen (Grand
Vice President Alan Bennett made a pre- be on the schedule thanks to new track Knight), of the St. Caspar’s Knights of Columbus Council #8829 in Wauseon, pre-
sentation to the Williams County Com- fencing funded the Bryan and Montpelier sented a check for $552.24 to Fulton County Board of Developmental Disabilities
missioners Aug. 21. Area foundations. The new goat barn will Superintendent Beth Friess. This money was collected by the Wauseon St. Caspar’s
The date was picked because it is 4-H be ready for the fair. Knights of Columbus as part of their “Measure-Up Program”. This money will be
Youth Night at the fair and is a free day An electronic sign has been installed used to support individuals with developmental disabilities in Fulton County.

for all to come to the fair, Bennett said. at the large marquee along SR 107. The
That Thursday’s admissions are being billboard will be painted black, with lo- CPC Women’s Health Resource
subsidized the local commodity groups, gos of the sponsors in white surrounding Announces Upcoming Event
he said. New signs for the new goat barn the sign. The Fair Board is renting 500
as well as the pavilion are being made feet of fencing to create a safer shuttle
by David’s Designs. “We’re excited about path. A mid-way shuttle has also been
that, something that obviously honors added. There are six gates this year. Gate
Flo,” Bennett said. “Flo has a good num- 1 is at the south main gate; Gate 2 is the CPC Women’s Health Resource is CPC has offices in Bryan, Defiance,
ber of years, so we are very excited about north main gate; Gate 3 is at the Safety excited to announce the 31st annual Napoleon and Wauseon. Each location
that.” Building; Gate 4 is by the Livestock area, Steps for Life Walkathon fundrais- provides pregnancy testing, fetal ultra-
Some other highlights from Bennett’s Gate A is at the Horse Arena and Gate B ing event. It will be held on Saturday, sound, material assistance, education
presentation: The Fair Board has seven is at the shuttle road. September 16th at MacDonald-Ruff Ice on options, and parenting classes. Proj-
open seats on its 26-member body. The As for the future, the board wants Arena on Townline Road in Bryan, Ohio. ect Respect is the CPC youth character-
combined efforts of the Senior Fair Board to renovate the Rural Building in 2018; This year we will also have a 5K Color development program and is offered in
and the Junior Fair Board membership transform the Donkey Barn into a Poul- Run and a 1 Mile Fun Run at 8:00 a.m. schools throughout the 6 county area.
resulted in 54 work nights over the spring try Barn in 2018; reseal and stain the The event will have games and other ac- Please join us for a fun day with the
and summer in preparation for the fair. bridge in two years as well as possibly tivities for kids, a bake sale, and the op- whole family. For more information on
The group put in more than 250 hours shorten the fair. On the latter point, the portunity to win prizes. Proceeds will how you can participate or to register,
cleaning barns, trimming weeds, spread- idea would be to possibly cut the second be used to fund free client services pro- please call 419-636-5692 or go to the
ing stone and asphalt grindings, repair- Saturday and make the Friday before the vided by the CPC. events page at cpcnwo.org.
ing and painting buildings, groundskee- first Saturday be the move-in day for the
ping and general maintenance, Bennett animals. The fair would then open at 3
said. p.m. the first Saturday. Direct Access Testing
The eight-day fair runs from Sept. “Friday has been a good day for us,”
9-16. There are some changes to the Bennett said of the seventh day of the now at CHWC
schedule from past fairs. Opening Cer- fair under the current system.
emonies begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 9 in the The board would also like to add a
Livestock Pavilion. Ribbon cutting and free-standing faculty at the north end of Direct access testing (DAT) eliminates the need for a doctor’s order for
dedication of the new goat barn is at the Merchants Building to use as a year certain lab tests. Patients who are uninsured, have a health savings
8:15 a.m. Veterans Day is Sept. 9 and around pavilion as well as add a bath- account, have a high deductible, or who don’t want to file a claim to their
admission will be free all day for veterans room and shower facilities to the camp- insurance may request the tests they need at a low out-of-pocket expense.
and active duty personnel with ID only. ground in five years and renovate the
Truck and tractor pulls begin at 6 p.m. Gillette Building, including updates to
Kids Day is Sept. 11 with free admission the restrooms and heating and cooling Available on a walk-in basis:

to all youth 18 and under until 3 p.m. A systems. Bennett also asked the com- Archbold Medical Center 121 Westfield Dr. M–F 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
M–F 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
9/11 ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. and missioners to consider assisting the Fair Bryan Hospital 433 W. High St. M–F 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

the All-County Band Show begins at 7 Board in purchasing a new tractor next Montpelier Hospital 909 E. Snyder Ave.
p.m. year.
Disability Awareness and Senior Day
James can be reached at More information & pricing is available at chwchospital.org/DAT.

is Sept. 12 will have free admission until james@thevillagereporter.com

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6 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, August 30th, 2017


Wauseon Ace Celebrates Bryan Schools Lack
Eleventh J.D. Power Award Enough Bus Drivers

By: James Pruitt ing of the O.R.C. Bryan City Schools Su-
perintendent Diana Savage said there
THE VILLAGE REPORTER would be a dedication ceremony at 2
p.m. Sept. 10 of the new PK-5 building.
PHOTO PROVIDED Bryan Schools have not been able to The public will be able to tour the struc-
recruit enough drivers it needs this year, ture following the ceremony. An open
AWARD RECIPIENT ... The Ace Hardware J.D. Power Award Neighborhood Tour Superintendent Diana Savage said. The house for the 6-12 building is being con-
recently stopped at Wauseon Ace to help celebrate being the “Highest in Customer district sent out a direct mailing to par- sidered, Savage said.
Satisfaction with Home Improvement Retail Stores” for the eleventh year in a row. ents affected by the situation as two
The event was part of a cross country tour that helped celebrate the accomplish- routes had to be eliminated, Transpor- Washington School will be torn down
ment by taking all eleven J.D. Power trophies across the country. The tour will tation Supervisor Joey Beck said. by the end of the week of Aug. 28 at the
cover a total of more than 30,000 miles, 40 states, and 200 neighborhood Ace latest. While the PK-5 building is not
Hardware stores between August and April. The event featured prizes for visiting The district will only provide trans- ready for business, staff has been al-
patrons and supporters as well as a delicious assortment of foods grilled on site. portation for students outside a zone lowed in to unpack supplies and their
A store wide 11% off sale was also held in honor of the 11 consecutive trophies. that is bounded by High Street, Town reaction has been likened to a child
Owner Jeff Rupp commented in the original press release that “At Wauseon Ace, Line, Fountain Grove and Main Street, at Christmas, Savage said. Regard-
we strive to meet and exceed customer needs year after year, and we’re proud to be Savage said. State law gives schools the ing a Cooperative Agreement with First
part of the family of Ace stores that are all committed to delivering a more personal ability to limit transportation to a 2-mile Brethren Church to provide an emer-
kind of helpful. The J.D. Power Award Neighborhood Tour gives us the opportunity radius of the school and the radius for gency location, the church may not be
to say thank you to occur customers.” Rupp also expressed his gratitude to the this year is about 1.6 to 1.7 miles, she large enough as the schools are in one
community and his employees, all of whom help to make Ace the success that it is. said. The impact includes the cancel- location, Savage said.
Pictured with the trophies are the employees of Wauseon Ace Hardware, from left to lation of the YMCA shuttle. City bus
right: Tod Finch, Manage Rick Stidham, Zane Miller, Nick Tule, Becky Wittenmyer, routes established last year to transport The board approved Wood County
Abby Jaramillo, Chris Taft, Dinah Ward, Sean Slee, Josie McCowan, Shawn O’Neil, students to the new Fountain Grove Juvenile Detention Education Pro-
Lacey Geiman, Owner Jeff Rupp, and Doug Behnfeldt. campus will remain in effect. Stop signs gram Agreement. The board approved
are posted throughout the city, Savage the mental health supervisory services
MoPreioRnoeaerd RWeosridkeAnwtsaitsBy: James Pruittcalls for service in July 2017. The larg- said. “We are getting kids to walk north agreement with Montpelier Exempted
est number of calls (49) came from the and south to the correct stop, so they Village Schools. The agreement assists
THE VILLAGE REPORTER southeast zone and the fewest (12) were can be picked up on the correct side of with social workers and care coordina-
from the northwest. Saturdays in July the road,” Savage said. tors through all seven Williams Coun-
The village of Pioneer is applying to saw the most calls with 31. Sundays ty Schools, Savage said. If the federal
the state for assistance on several up- were next at 24. Officers had 36 incident As for pick-ups and drop-offs, par- funding continues, Bryan’s costs would
coming street improvement projects. reports and issued 12 traffic citations, ents are to enter by the football field off be refunded through Montpelier. The
The Village Council approved two reso- eight of which were for speeding. There Town Line Road and past the conces- county has benefitted from the program
lutions seeking funding from the Ohio were two warrant arrests made. Litter- sion stand and follow the sidewalk to the over the last four years and she appre-
Public Works Commission. The coun- ing (7) was the single greatest incident. school. They will able to stop anywhere ciated Montpelier’s leadership, Savage
cil also set some local events and ap- along the sidewalk, including in front of said.
proved the purchase of a new back hoe. The council dedicated the right of way the school, Savage said. They can exit
The village is planning to make capital for Transformer Drive; approved $6,720 toward Center Street or Fountain Grove, The board approved the following
improvements to Lakeshore Drive. The for training for the fire department; ap- she said. Parents of students in grades change funds for 2017-2018: $2,000 for
infrastructure improvement is consid- proved the purchase of a new backhoe 6-12 can come off Center or Fountain Eric Ruffer, high school athletics, $200
er a priority need, and qualified under for $92,000 with a trade-in value for the Grove, but the only drop-off is in front of for Brian Arnold, Jr. high athletics,
OPWC programs, the document stated. older unit at $75,000. The village’s net the school. “They don’t have to drive up $250 for Jonell Combs, concessions,
Similar resolutions were approved for cost will be $17,600. to the front door,” Savage said. Buses $200 for Shelly Oberlin, cafeteria, $500
Mulberry Street and Clear Fork Drive, will stop between the two schools. Aides for Mark Rairigh, 6-12 office, $200 for
Pioneer Avenue, T&W Parkway and Bri- The council welcomed Kim and Kev- and other adults will be on hand to es- Karyn Cox, PK-5 office Petty cash funds
arwood, respectively. in Oxender who reported the results of cort the younger students to the PK-5. for 2017-2018: $4,000 for Eric Ruffer,
this year’s Kaleb McLaughlin Memorial high school athletics and $500 for Rob
In other news, the Fire Department Ride. The event attracted 257 motor- The district will continue to recruit Rosswurm, general fund; Authorization
went on 27 runs between July 10 and cycles and raised $15,000. The council drivers and that could allow changes af- to transfer funds: $3,722.74 from the
Aug. 14, Chief Denny Fackler reported. approved next year’s event for July 14, ter they winter break. The lack of bus Lincoln Principal Fund to the Elemen-
The department also followed up on four 2018. The village will be advertising for drivers reflects a national and statewide tary Principal Fund, $7,086.34 from the
controlled burns and responded to three a new renter of 71 acres of farmland. trend where districts are desperate for Washington principal Fund to the El-
calls in Madison Township. The depart- The lease will be for three years. The drivers, Beck said. While exact figures ementary Principal Fund.
ment had 119 Boy Scouts visit the sta- council’s next meeting is Sept. 12. are not available, Beck estimates there
tion for their Safety merit badge. are 750 students within 1-2 miles of The transfers are a result of consoli-
James can be reached at the parking lot between the schools. Of dating principal funds due to renova-
The Police Department had 127 james@thevillagereporter.com those, there could be as many as 300 tions to the reconstruction of the build-
who will be barred from being bused this ing patterns. The district will end up
Edo&n MReapyaSircrWaapteWraLteinr ePslantBy: James Pruittwasn’t done every ten years and now year. Board member Ryan Miller wants with just three principal funds, Trea-
we are thirty years into it,” Lawrence to know how many letters were sent out surer Rob Rosswurm said. The board
THE VILLAGE REPORTER said. to parents about the decisions. Board approved the following donations:$500
member Glen Newcomer expressed his from Athletic Boosters to HS Athletic
The village of Edon learned it did not Ordway had no answer as to why the disappointment the issue has yet to be Department for Golf Team supplies and
score well enough to receive a $500,000 system was never updated, but said if rectified by staff. He considers the stu- $500 from Tom Herman to HS Athletic
grant to help pay for a new water plant, the village gives up on the grants for a dent safety as paramount and was up- Department for Golf Team.
but it could get one worth $200,000, Or- new plant, it could seek grants for the set about the situation. Board President
dway said. If so, the village could get two distribution system. Ordway was in- Emily Ebaugh reminded him the short- The board approved revisions to the
grants worth $575,000, but faces being structed to continue his research into age of drivers has existed ever since OASBO Section 457 Plan to keep the
in debt for the next 20 years to pay off the issue before taking any acrtion. the district went to a one-route system district in compliance with the Internal
the balance, he said. where all schools begin at the same Revenue Service. Changes to the plan
In other news: Damien Esparza has time. now allow Roth IRAs. Authorization to
Seeing the village go into debt for resigned his position with the Edon Po- establish fund 3-982A, Photography:
$400,000 doesn’t sit well with Ordway, lice Department. He left for another full- The school has been constantly re- Authorization to advance $75,000 from
considering it will produce the same time position hoping to secure a full- cruiting for the past two years, Beck the General Fund to the Food Service
amount and quality of water. “My sug- time position, Chief Tom Szymczak said. said. Driving a bus can be daunting Fund to provide enough capital to get
gestion is we scrap the new plant, lest in- Ads have been placed in local newspa- when filled with 50-60 students, he the school year started, Rosswurm said.
vest a little bit of money into our current pers, but the chief only received two re- said. “Right now we are hurting,” Beck The board approved tuition rates for
plant,” Ordway said. The village would sponses. One was from a cadet still in said. The district has tried to recruit 2017-2018 as set by the Ohio Dept of
then get it up to grade, redo the builders the academy and another was not quali- internally from other aides, but the de- Education: In State - $5953.35 and Out
and spend $80,000 to $100,000 revital- fied. The village’s large trash collection sire to be cost-efficient has limited their of State - $9692.20.
izing the present facility. day will be Oct. 7. The village will re- efforts. Drivers have to take a 16-hour
place four catch basins, two on SR 49 training class, offered almost weekly. The district is changing its Revtrack
“And save us from going into that and two on SR 34, Village Administrator The school pays for the CDL license. system to allow students to pay school,
Chad Ordway said. There is another 12 hours of training computer insurance, participation and
Fulton County Health Centeradditional $400,000 in debt,” Ord- required, Beck said. The district is com- lunch fees online. There will be a 3.5
The village will be raising tap fees to petitive with regular driver salaries, but percent service charge this year as well,
way said.”We are still getting the same cover the cost of materials for water and not for subs. The administration will be Rosswurm said. It costs the Food Ser-
volume of water; the same amount of sewer. The ordinance will be changed bringing a proposal to rectify that situa- vice Department around $9,000 to have
so commercial customers are charged tion next month, Savage said. the service and the district could no lon-
Welcomes New Arrivalswater.”If the village went ahead with theaccording to the amount of water they ger afford to cover the cost. The district
use and not a block rate. Residential Salary doesn’t seem to be the prob- saw more than $230,000 come through
new plant, and a new company came to lem in recruiting drivers, but the lack Revtrack last year as parents took ad-
town and required 100,000 gallons of of benefits is, Beck said. The board ap- vantage of the system.
water a day, it would not be able to meet proved bus stop locations as established
the request. The current plant could by Beck for 2017-2018 as well as autho- “There were more parents using
rizing him to relocate the stops. The dis- Revtrack than cash and checks coming
trict will continue to monitor the situa- in,” Rosswurm said. “It is very conve-
tion as the year plays out, Savage said. nient for our parents to get online and
place that money in our students’ lunch
The board approved payment in lieu accounts.” Upcoming Meeting Dates:
of transportation at the rate as estab- Board of Education, 7: p.m., Monday,
lished by the Ohio Department of Edu- Sept. 18 – 6-12 Building Commons.
cation for the 2017-2018 school years in
the event transportation by school con- James can be reached
veyance is impractical within the mean- at james@thevillagereporter.com

be updated to produce the extra water, customers will not see a change from The Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon reported the following births: Aug
13 - Alexa Adams, Napoleon, boy. Aug 21 - Evan and Eliza Stoltzfus, Archbold ,
girl. Aug 22 - Hailey Wyse, Archbold, boy. Aug 22 - Randy and Danielle Behrens,
West Unity, girl.

whereas the new facility would have to the $20 per unit (12,000 gallons per Pettisville Ever-Ready
be scrapped in favor of an even newer month), Ordway said. The change will
and larger plant, Ordway said. impact the schools which now pay for
49 sewer units every month. Under the
Lawrence said it is hard to walk about
away from $575,000 but Ordway said
the village needs to spend $100,000 on

4-H Club Meeting Heldthe water lines. If the village continues
new system, the district would see lower
bills in the summer months. The new fee
schedule will benefit industry and the
to maintain the water plant, it could get district, Council President Lee Lawrence
another 20 years out of it, Ordway said. said. The higher rates were needed to The Pettisville Ever-Ready 4-H Club held its 9th meeting on August 24 at the
Lawrence was still nervous. “The scary pay off older sewer loans, he said. Pettisville Park Pavilion. Members turned in their fair tickets to the advisors they
part that I keep bringing up is what got them from and also completed any demonstrations and interviews at the meet-
should have been done every ten years, James can be reached ing.
at james@thevillagereporter.com

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Archbold Offers To Buy Fire Julie Brink Hired As Fulton County
Equipment From German Township Visitor’s Bureau Coordinator

By: James Pruitt grandchildren. The promotion was some- PHOTO PROVIDED
THE VILLAGE REPORTER thing he desired.
ARCHBOLD RESIDENT HIRED ... Long time Archbold resident and former Execu-
The village of Archbold has offered “This has been a big part of my life for tive Director of the Archbold Chamber of Commerce, Julie Brink, has been hired
German Township more than a half-mil- the past 25 years,” Davis said in a July as the Coordinator for the Fulton County Visitor’s Bureau. Officially, Ms. Brink
lion dollars for all of the fire equipment interview. The transition was smooth, began her job on Tuesday, August 22 and immediately began visiting directors of
and apparatus. The offer of $537,075 thanks to a three-month period when chambers of commerce around the county to get an early feel for the job.
represents the high end of 35 percent of he worked alongside Broadbeck. “It is
the depreciated value for the equipment somewhat of a learning curve because Bryan Fire Department
and apparatus and would put the fire before – because I was volunteer – I Gets FEMA To Hire Two
services under the authority of the vil- would show up, go on the call, get done New Full-Time Personnel
lage. The village sent a letter to the town- with the call went home,” Davis said.
ship’s Board of Trustees citing the need “You didn’t worry about a lot of the ad- By: James Pruitt grant to the meeting. “The clock is al-
to be efficient and how village residents ministrative things. So now when you’re THE VILLAGE REPORTER ready ticking,” Siders said, referring to
have likely paid more than two times the in the position where you have to make the 180-day deadline to get two people
value of the equipment already. The vil- all the decisions, it gives a lot more that The council approved an ordinance hired. The money from the grant is dedi-
lage would like to get the issue settled be- you have to think about than you might for editing and inclusion of certain or- cated for two people for the three-year
fore the November elections. The council have before.” dinances as parts of the various com- period. The funds are above and beyond
and the board could have different mem- ponent codes of the codified ordinanc- any previous new hires, the chief said.
bers then and that could cloud the issue. Archbold has six full-time officers (in- es, and conforming traffic and general “It’s going to take some hoops,” Siders
cluding Davis). Of his officers are an as- offenses code provisions to state law said.
According to the village, the Fire sistant chief who doubles as a fire inspec- changes. The council approved a change
Department’s depreciated value is tor/paramedic. The department runs order for the Training Range bridge In a related move, the council ap-
$1,534,500 and 35 percent is $537,075. a 24/7 paramedic unit with advanced project. By using different materials for proved three new hires for the fire de-
Since 1990, the village states residents life support. There are 32 volunteers. backfill, the city saved $5,640. partment. One was Christopher Stillion,
have paid $5.6 million for fire services, In other news, the council awarded the whose appointment was effective Aug.
compared to $959,000 for the rural resi- chip seal project for miscellaneous al- The Fire Department received a call 22. He will fill a full-time opening when
dents. The letter posits the question the leys to Ward Construction. The company Thursday from Congressman Latta, a firefighter transferred within the city.
township board represents all residents, is working with Fulton County on vari- saying the department had received the Stillion is credentialed as Firefighter 2.
not just the rural denizens. By putting ous chip seal projects this summer. The SAFER grant. That news was confirmed
all the authority under one roof, it would council approved $29,250 to be taken the next day with an e-mail from FEMA, Elijah Partee will fill another full-time
enable Fire Chief Dave Davis to use one from the Capital Projects Fund to cover Chief Siders said. The grant will allow void and will start Sept. 5. He will be
budget process and to accurately deter- the estimated liability. the city to hire two new firefighters. The taking classes for Firefighter 2. Jill Da-
mine the actual cost of fire protection grant is for three years. The first year, vis was approved as probationary vol-
and the proper division of costs. The village will advertise for bids for the grant will cover 75 percent of the unteer firefighter. She started Aug. 22
a sanitary sewer lining project. The esti- salaries of two people. The same rate and will start firefighter training in three
In a related story, Davis will become mated cost is $84,000. The scope of the will go for the second year and 35 per- weeks. These hires bring the staffing to
the permanent fire chief for Archbold- work includes West Street between W. cent for the third year. The fourth year, seven career firefighters and 18 volun-
German Township Sept. 1 following ac- Lugbill and W. Barre and two alleys. The the city will pay 100 percent. teers. This is still far short of the chief’s
tion by the council. The council approved alleys are east of South Defiance from goal of having 40 on his roster.
Resolution 2017-54 which states Davis Elm Street to Oak Street and the alley Council will either accept or reject
will complete his six-month probationary section west of North Defiance Street and the grant at its Sept. 5 meeting. Sid- James can be reached
period Aug. 31 and will be affirmed as south of Walnut Street. The West Street ers will bring a resolution accepting the at james@thevillagereporter.com
chief the next day. Davis is considered sanitary sewer was original installed in
a village employee. Davis took over from 1968 and the alley lines in 1970. The
longtime chief Andy Broadbeck earlier project is scheduled to be completed by
this year. He oversees the two-station Dec. 15. The former Pamida property at
department. Davis is a 25-year veteran 2015 S. Defiance sold for $331,000 at
of the department, with his most recent an online auction Aug. 9 to an unknown
full-time position as maintenance super- buyer.
visor for 15 years for Archbold Schools.
Davis is married with four kids and two James can be reached
at james@thevillagereporter.com

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Dozens Attend Walk To End Alzheimer’s At Sauder Village

By: James Pruitt zheimer’s Association they too can con- • There are more than 15.9 million $230.1 billion.
THE VILLAGE REPORTER nect with. Many people aren’t even of caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s • In 2017, Alzheimer’s will cost the
aware of the organization, Ritter said. and other dementias in the United
More than 200 people came out Sat- States. United States $259 billion. This number
urday in Archbold to help end Alzheim- “It’s a real public awareness kind of is expected to rise to more than $1 tril-
er’s. The northwest Ohio chapter of Al- event also,” Ritter said. “We are always • In the United States, someone de- lion by 2050.
zheimer’s Association hosted a walk to reaching out to people who need us and velops Alzheimer’s every 66 seconds.
serve as a fundraiser for research to find then to tell people about us.”Those at- For more information, visit www.alz.
a cure for the disease. The walk brought tending the event and participating in • In 2016, 15.9 million American org/nwohio
people in from Williams, Fulton, Defi- the walk, included medical profession- caregivers provided an estimated 18.2
ance, Paulding and Henry counties. als, caregivers, families and some peo- billion hours of unpaid care valued at James can be reached at
ple with the disease itself. james@thevillagereporter.com
The event featured a basket auction,
50/50 raffle and tables featuring spon- The event has raised $30,000 of JAIL TIME ... Danielle Dulle was incarcerated at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at
soring organizations. WLZZ provided a its $52,000 goal for the Black Swamp Sauder Village, Aug. 26. She had to raise $15 bail to get out of jail. The jail was one
live remote and attendees were enter- Region for 2017. Donations will be ac- event of the fundraiser.
tained by country singer Gene Zenz. cepted through the end of the year. Top
People came to honor their parents, teams included Ernie’s Angels, amount Wauseon Hires New Clerk &
spouses, grandparents who have died raised: $3,578; Fairlawn Retirement Approves Disc Golf Course
from Alzheimer’s, while others who are Community: $3,001.03; Gorsuch Clan:
caregivers or who just want to help. $2,474.46; Rocco’s Team: $1,900; and
Betty’s Butterflies: $1,515.
The event was hosted by Sauder Mu-
seum and Campground, a first for the Walkers carried a flower represent-
event, Lynn Ritter, Ph.D., education ing their status at the event. Blue repre-
coordinator for the region, said. The sented someone with Alzheimer’s or de-
money raised locally goes toward ser- mentia. Purple is for someone who has
vices provided by the chapter.“We have lost a loved one to the disease. Yellow
combined a couple of regional walks to represented someone who is currently
the walk in Archbold at Sauder Village,” supporting or caring for someone with
Ritter said. The event’s festivities and Alzheimer’s. Orange is for everyone who
speakers were the main activities of the supports the cause and vision of a world
day. The purpose was to raise money, without Alzheimer’s.
hear from people affected by the disease
and to share in the emotions. Some facts:
• Statewide around 200,000 Ohio-
“The walk is a symbolic walk, so ans have Alzheimer’s. There are about
people don’t really have to walk it,” Rit- 600,000 caregivers.
ter said of the 1-mile course around the • Alzheimer’s the only cause of death
lake at Sauder. “Part of the time it’s nice in the top 10 in America that cannot be
to have people all together in one area prevented, cured or slowed.
to look around and say, ‘We all support • Almost two-thirds of Americans
people with dementia, their families, with Alzheimer’s disease are women.
their caregivers, their community,’ • One in three seniors dies with Al-
zheimer’s or another dementia.
“It’s just wonderful; we couldn’t ask • Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-
for a better location and better weather leading cause of death in the United
for today.”The chapter serves thousands States.
of people in northwest Ohio and events • More than 5 million Americans are
like this at a public place like Sauder, living with the disease.
serves to let others know there is an Al-

PHOTOS BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF By: James Pruitt for the new roof system at a cost $3,880.
THE VILLAGE REPORTER The open air shelter for the Midget
FLOWERS ... Walkers carried a flower representing their status at the event. Blue
represented someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Purple is for someone who has The city of Wauseon has a new Clerk Football Field at Biddle Park is ready
lost a loved one to the disease. Yellow represented someone who is currently sup- of Council in the person of Andrea for its certificate of occupancy, Richard-
porting or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. Gerken. The City Council approved the son noted. The city is participating in
hiring of Gerken to replace Meg Murphy, nationwide effort to raise awareness of
who is retiring. Gerken will serve as in- drunk driving. The Safe and Sober cam-
terim clerk from Sept. 5-30. Murphy’s paign began Aug. 16 and runs through
last day is Sept. 30. Labor Day.

The Wauseon Recreation Association School speed signs have been posted
will consider a proposal to pay for half around the New Horizons Academy at
the cost of a new sign for the Parks De- Sara’s Gardens. The school has been
partment, Mayor Kathryn Huner said. certified. Worthington Steel asked the
Virginia, Doris and Francis drives were Park Board for permission to install a
added to the paving project awarded nine-hole disc golf course at Reighard
to Gerken Paving. Superior Street was Park. The company will cover all costs
removed due to a waterline project of installation; it just wants the city to
planned for that road, Public Safety Di- assist with the pole digger. The compa-
rector Dennis Richardson said. He is ny would like to expand the course to
working with the Fulton County Engi- the full 18 holes in the future and sell
neer to request permissive tax funds for discs at the bathhouse after the pool is
the project. completed.

The pool is progressing well with a A UAW representative has rented all
couple of unplanned incidents. Toledo the shelter houses at Reighard Park for
Edison will charge the city $8,500 to run Sept. 9 for a picnic open to the public.
power and a new transformer to the fa- The event will feature inflatables. Coun-
cility. After contractors demolished the cil approved both requests.
bathhouse it was discovered the top 6
inches of the walls needed more support James can be reached
at james@thevillagereporter.com

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WEEKLY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2017 - SEPTEMBER 9TH, 2017

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Stryker Celebrates Summer Fest 2017

By: Melissa R. Ewers
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Stryker’s Summer Fest took place August 26th,
2017 with a festive crowd supporting the commu-
nity. The last Stryker Summer Fest was held in 2014
and the people of Stryker were ready to celebrate
once again. There was plenty of activities for all ages
to enjoy including a parade (which may have been
delayed a time or two due to a crossing train), a car
smash, BBQ, and various contests throughout the
day as well the 2017 Good Neighbors award, which
was given to Fred Grisier.

Melissa may be reached at
melissa@thevillagereporter.com

WATER SLIDE ... Just Add Kidz joined the celebration
providing a favorite activity for the children.

SPLASH ... Cooling off at the bottom of the water slide
proved to be a child favorite.

DUNK TANK ... Matt Dodd provides a brave dunk tank BANG ... Attends help raise money for the Spanish and
participant words of encouragement. Art Clubs by smashing up the car.

FFA ... The Future Farmers of America join the parade.

CAR SHOW ... The crowd was reminded to stop by the car QUADCO REHABILITATION CENTER ... QRC shows
show after the parade. their community support with a well decorated float.

GIRLS SCOUTS ... Stryker Girls scouts collect votes. CAR SMASH ... Even the children got involved in giv-
ing it a go at smashing up the donated car with dona-
tions going to the Spanish and Art Club.

FACE PAINTING ... Laura Moser (Stryker’s Art Teach-
ers) uses her skills at the face painting table. Dona-
tions went to the Stryker HS Spanish and Art Club.

CROWDS ... People lined the streets waiting for the parade to begin.

MASSAGE ... Various Summer Fest attendees pause for a
quick massage.

STRYKER BAND ... The Stryker Marching Band keeps the crowd entertained. STRYKER 4-H ... Styker’s 4-H Livestock club carries a
full load of members through the parade.

FOOTBALL TEAM ... The Stryker Panthers football team is welcomed by the crowd.

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Hilltop Principal Discusses Graduation Annual Milkweed Pod Collection
Paths For The Class Of 2018
The Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative • If the center seam pops with gentle
PHOTO PROVIDED ments, take all seven is calling on Ohioans for a second year pressure, they can be harvested.
end-of-course tests and of Milkweed pod collections! This project
NEW STAFF ... Please welcome to Millcreek-West Unity finish at least four ca- started in 2015 as a 7 county pilot and • Store the pods in paper bags; plastic
Local Schools the following new staff members (front reer-technical courses in last year hundreds of Ohioans worked bags collect unwanted moisture.
row, left to right): Teresa Doran, Vocal Music K-12; a single career pathway. together last fall to collect approximately
Sean McIntosh, Technology Coordinator; Melissa And they must complete 200 lbs of common milkweed seeds, total- • Put the date and county collected on
Zenz, Intervention Specialist 7-12. Back row: Rachel at least one of the options ing over 19 million seeds! Milkweed is the the bag when you turn them in.
Rutkowski, Tutor; Kim Massie, Spanish; Natasha Ver- below: Earn a total score only host plant for the Monarch butterfly
hoff, 1st grade. of proficient or better for egg laying and caterpillar rearing. It • Keep the pods in a cool, dry area
based on all career-tech- also serves as a food source for Monarchs until you can deliver them to the nearest
nical exams or test mod- as well as many other pollinator species. collection site.
ules; Earn an industry- The disappearance of milkweed across
recognized credential or the U.S. has contributed to the 80% de- • You can find the nearest collection
credentials that equal 12 cline of the eastern monarch butterfly site at http://www.agri.ohio.gov/divs/
points; Complete a work- population over the last 20 years. We are SWC/searchlocalSWCD.aspx
place experience totaling working hard to change this and you can
250 hours with evidence help! Lets make our collection efforts in The Fulton SWCD is collecting pods
of positive evaluations. 2017 even better by following these sim- this year. They are located at 8770 State
ple tips! Route 108, Wauseon, OH. Their hours
In other news: The are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
board approved agree- • Make sure that before you collect They will be closed on Monday, Septem-
ments with parents to seed, you become familiar with the com- ber 4th for the Labor Day holiday. Collec-
transport their children mon milkweed to avoid harvesting pods tions start September 1st and goes until
to school on an as-need from similar plants such as hemp dog- October 30th. If you have questions re-
basis for the school year. bane and swamp milkweed garding milkweed collection, please con-
The amount will be $10 tact Marci Lininger at marci_lininger@
per day and IRS-approved • It is best to collect the pods when fws.gov or Lori Stevenson at Lori_Steven-
mileage for a round trip. they are dry, grey, or brown. IT IS IM- son@fws.gov.
The board rescinded an PORTANT TO CHECK THIS
agreement with North For more information on Milkweeds
Central Local Schools refer to this video! http://u.osu.edu/
for nursing services for beelab/milkweed-seed/. We thank you
FY2018 and approved an for your help!
agreement with NCLS for
By: James Pruitt ACT or SAT. Students will medial health aide ser- Williams County Genealogy Society
THE VILLAGE REPORTER take a one-time statewide vices. Board Meets To Plan Upcoming Activities
spring test in grade 11
Ohio students have for free. Ohio’s univer- The board approved
three pathways to gradu- sity presidents set these an agreement with Mont-
ation for 2018. And this scores, which are subject pelier Exempted Village
year’s seniors have two to change. Schools to provide men- On August 21, 2017 the Williams these classes. The cost per session is
more options. Hilltop If seniors do not qualify tal health supervisory County Genealogy Society Board mem- $5, which will cover the cost of the par-
High School Principal under any of these three services for a one-time bers met to plan the upcoming 2017- ticipant’s lunch. Seating is limited to the
Steve Riley discussed the criteria, there are two ad- payment of $7,900. The 2018 year’s activities. The first meeting first 12, with a waiting list. To reg-ister
pathways in his report to ditional options for the agreement runs through of the WCGS is on Sept. 18 at 6:30 pm and reserve your place, call Williams
the Millcreek-West Unity Class of 2018 only. These July 31, 2018. The board in the Harmon Room. You need not be County Public Library at 419.636.6734
Board of Education at its involve taking and pass- approved the resignation a member to attend; every-one who is ext. 275 or email Pam at pam@mywcpl.
Aug. 21 meeting. ing courses that are with of Nathan Massie as JV interested in genealogy is welcome. At- org These classes are geared for those
the students’ curriculum football coach. tendees are asked to bring a covered who wish to start a family history proj-
Any student who en- requirements and that dish to share. Utensils , paper plates, ect. Your ancestors will be thrilled with
tered grade 9 between they must take all seven The board accepted etc. will be furnished. your results.
July 1, 2014, and June end-of-course exams. If the following donations:
30, 2015, has multiple they receive a score of Melanie Coleman of the October is National Family History Publications put together by mem-
pathways to earn a high “1” or “2” on any math Girl Scout Council, two Month. In celebration of this event, the bers of the WCGS are available for pur-
school diploma so that or English language arts Baby-Think-It-Over units Williams County Public Library and Wil- chase at the Local History and Geneal-
they can move on to their test, they must retake the to the Family Consumer liams County Genealogical Society will ogy Center. Samples of those available
next steps in education or test at least once. Science Department. In- be offering a se-ries of classes for begin- include: Williams County Birth Records
a career.Students must Additionally, they cluded are car seats, dia- ners and those who wish to brush up v. 1 to v. 3 , 1867 - 1980; Williams
complete and earn a state must meet at least two of per bags, clothing (snow on their skills in the realm of family re- County Marriage Records v. 1-17 , 1824
minimum of 20 credits the below requirements: suits) plus equipment to search (Genealogy 101). - 1937; Williams County Death Records
in specific subjects. Ad- Attendance rate of 93 activate the babies. Also, v. 1- 3, 1867 - 1909; Williams County
ditionally, they also must percent during the 12th West Unity Senior Center The Saturday classes will be held in Cemetery Records for the following
receive instruction in grade year; Earn a GPA donated school supplies; the Harmon Room and the Computer townships: Brady, Bridgewater, Center,
economics and financial of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in all District 7 Association of Lab of the Local History and Genealogy Florence, Jefferson, Madison, Millcreek,
literacy and complete at courses completed during Chapter EOS, school sup- Center, 107 East High Street, Bryan, Northwest, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Spring-
least two semesters of 12th grade (must com- plies and Loretta Stock- OH, from 10 a.m. to 2.p.m. on October field and Superior.
fine arts. Each district plete at least four full- man, school supplies. 7, 14, and 21. Each session will deal
may have more gradua- year courses); Complete with different areas of genealo-gy. Top- The purpose of the WCGS is the pres-
tion requirements. a capstone project during The board approved ics will include: utilizing best genealogi- ervation of county records and family
12th grade that the dis- the following hires: Kim cal practices, filling out forms correctly, research. Monthly meetings are held the
Students must dem- trict or school defines; Massie, Spanish teacher interviewing relatives, using the Census second Monday of each month, exclud-
onstrate what they have During 12th grade, with five years experi- Records, employing genealogical online ing July and Au-gust, in the Harmon
learned. There are three complete a work or com- ence; retire/rehire; Ra- re-sources, pursuing land and military Room of the West Annex of the Bryan
pathways in Ohio law. 1. munity service experience chel Ruthkowski, tutor; records, evaluation probate records, Public Library. For further information
Ohio’s State Tests: Earn totaling 120 hours that Chad Nofziger, assistant and more. concerning WCGS, email Pat Goebel wc-
18 out of 35 points on the district or school de- football coach, 1 year ex- gspg01@gmail.com, visit the Web-site at
seven end-of-course state perience; Tyler Spangler, Pam Lash, WCPL Library Assistant, www.wcgs-orgs.com, or write to WCGS,
tests. Students can earn volunteer assistant foot- WCGS publications chairperson and PO Box 293, Bryan, OH 43506.
up to five points on each ball coach; Phil Fogel, area genealo-gist, will be instructing
test. Students need a volunteer assistant foot-
minimum of four points in fines; Earn three or more ball coach; Mike Cream- Celebrate Labor Day Weekend
math, four points in Eng- College Credit Plus credits er, co-junior high football At Sauder Village
lish language arts and six at any time during high coach; Jason Marvin,
points across science and school; Earn credit for co-junior high football
social studies. 2. Indus- an Advanced Placement coach, 1 year experience;
try-recognized credential or International Bacca- Corey Eisel, co-junior
and score on workforce laureate course and earn high football coach, two
readiness test: Earn an an AP exam score of 3 or years experience; Jen-
industry-recognized cre- higher or IB exam score nifer Yoh, co-junior high Archbold, OH – Take time to make On Sunday only, kids 16 and under re-
dential or a group of cre- of 4 or higher at any time cheerleading coach, three special memories with your family over ceive free admission. All Active Duty Mili-
dentials totaling 12 points during high school; Earn years experience; De- the long Labor Day weekend with a visit tary and Veterans will receive free admis-
and earn the required a WorkKeys exam score siree Arps, co-junior high to Sauder Village – Ohio’s largest living- sion on Saturday, Sunday and Monday of
score on the WorkKeys of 3 or higher on each of cheerleading coach, zero history destination! A time-honored, fam- the Labor Day Weekend.
test. Ohio pays for stu- three test sections; Earn years experience; Janie ily get-away in the Midwest – Sauder Vil-
dents to take the test one a State Board-approved Rivera, resident educator lage is ready to welcome guests of all ages Sauder Village has also offered free
time. Some districts offer industry-recognized cre- mentor, third year; Sarah to the historic village, restaurant, camp- admission to all active duty military per-
the Senior Only program dential or credentials Rupp, resident educator ground and inn for a spectacular holiday sonnel and their immediate families, in-
through which students that equal at least three mentor, third year; Helen week. cluding National Guard and reserve, from
can earn credentials in points; Meet OhioMeans- Phillips, resident educa- Memorial Day through Labor Day. As
one school year. 3. Col- Jobs Readiness Seal re- tor mentor, second year “Families are always looking for a spe- a Blue Star Museum, Sauder Village is
lege and career readiness quirements (under devel- cial way to celebrate Labor Day Weekend,” one of more than 2,000 museums across
tests: Earn remediation- opment). The board approved shared Kim Krieger, PR/Media Relations. America to offer free admission to military
free scores* in math and Or, if they are a stu- overnight trips for: vol- “We look forward to having families stay at personnel and their immediate families
English language arts on dent in a career-technical leyball, Aug. 13-14, 4-H the Inn or Campground, play at the pool this summer in collaboration with the Na-
the ACT or SAT. Each dis- program they must take Camp Palmer; FFA, na- and splash pad, visit unique shops, en- tional Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star
trict chooses either the and pass courses that are tional convention, India- joy great food, and make happy memories Families, and the Department of Defense.
their curriculum require- napolis, Oct. 25-27; FFA, while visiting the Historic Village.” For more information visit the Blue Star
state convention in Co- Museum website at https://www.arts.
Bryan Swears In lumbus, May 3-4, 2018. For more than 40 years, Sauder Vil- gov/national/blue-star-museums.
New Dispatcher The board approved the lage has offered unique opportunities for
agreement with the West guests to experience Ohio’s historic past. At the Barn Restaurant, a special Holi-
NEW DISPATCHER ... Jennifer McGowan was sworn Unity Police Department Throughout the Historic Village, guests day Brunch will be served on Monday,
in by Mayor Doug Johnson on Monday, August 14th for a school resource offi- can experience life in Ohio through activi- September 4 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
as a Dispatcher to start her career with the Bryan Po- cer for a minimum cost of ties and stories shared in the community This brunch has become a family tradition
lice and Fire Department. Dispatcher McGowan has $33,000 and a maximum shops, Native American area, Pioneer Set- in the community with great choices like
previous experience with the City of Laramie in Wyo- of $45,000. tlement and the 1928 Grime Homestead. made-to-order omelets, waffles, crepes,
ming. Welcome to the City of Bryan! Guests of all ages enjoy visiting places like biscuits and gravy, Barn Chicken, home
Heather Jones was the District 16 School, Grist Mill, Herb fries, fresh fruit, pastries and a chocolate
named delegate to the Shop, Depot, Church and General Store fountain.
OSB Capital Conference as well as taking a ride on the Erie Ex-
in Columbus. Elemen- press Train or the horse and buggy. An- For those looking to extend their stay,
tary School enrollment as other favorite stop for guests of all ages is overnight accommodations are available at
of Aug. 18 stood at 292. the Museum Building. Three new exhibits Sauder Village. Guests feel right at home
Seven high school stu- are now open in the Museum to share in- in the 98 room Heritage Inn complete with
dents earned a combined formation about the construction of barns indoor pool and hot tub, game and exer-
total of four credits at the and homes, transportation and roadways. cise room – all adjacent to the “Great Oak
Summer School NOVA Tree” “With the unique packages offered at
program. Two junior high Throughout the holiday weekend there the Sauder Heritage Inn, we make plan-
students were able to will be a variety of hands-on activities ning a weekend get-away easy,” Krieger
move up one grade. and unique demonstrations in the homes shared. “Our Country Get-away Package
and barnyard areas. Guests can watch as is an affordable way to enjoy an overnight
James can be reached we milk the goat, feed the pigs and learn stay, a meal at the Barn Restaurant and a
at james@thevillagereporter.com about making butter. There will be his- visit to Historic Sauder Village.
toric cooking demonstrations in many of
the homes and craftsmen will be at work ”For more information about packages,
making baskets, wooden toys, pottery and to check availability or make a reservation,
more! call 1-800-590-9755. To stay informed
about all that is happening at Sauder Vil-
Historic Sauder Village will be open lage visit www.saudervillage.org, like us on
Saturday, Sunday and Monday for the Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Take time
holiday weekend. Hours are Saturday, this Holiday Weekend to relax and enjoy
September 2 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., time with family and friends by planning a
Sunday from noon-4:00 p.m. and Monday, fun-filled get-away to Sauder Village.
September 4 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
INFORMATION PROVIDED

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Pettisville School Board Picking Metamora Hires Worker To Do
Up Portion Of Head Cook’s Salary Oak Street Sewer Replacement
Bostelman is currently an employee of
By: James Pruitt the Henry County Auditor’s Office where By: James Pruitt Lane reported for Personnel and Fi-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER she is payroll clerk and has background THE VILLAGE REPORTER nance. The committee also recommend-
in both restaurant food service and in ed giving her a $1 an hour increase ret-
The Pettisville Board of Education hospital food service. She has experi- The Metamora Village Council met in roactive to Aug. 3. Vance would like her
met Aug. 21 to conduct monthly busi- ence on the personnel side as she served regular session August 21 at the village to work Monday through Thursday.
ness. The following individuals are rec- as human resources coordinator for the office. The village will pay $37.38 per
ommended for supplemental contracts Henry County Hospital for nine years. ton for road salt, the village learned. The Street Superintendent Vance is re-
for 2017-18 under the appropriate le- She, her husband, and son Brycen (an Fulton County Engineer’s office sent the questing to attend a two-day Sewer La-
gal language regarding their status OE third grader at Pettisville) live in ru- price for the upcoming winter season. goon Workshop in Celina at a cost of
as licensed, licensed in area schools, ral Napoleon. She is a graduate of Delta The village bid amount was 10 tons. $75 Sept. 19 and 20. Attendance will
or non-licensed (“*”) individuals. (“**”) High School. Metamora is required to purchase at provide 13 credit hours towards renew-
individual(s) are recommended by high least 8 tons by March 31, 2018, Council al of his sewer license. Ziad Mussalum
school principal, not the superinten- The offer was for a one-year contract member John Pupos of Land and Build- said the county operator will also be at-
dent. as a Cook I at step 3 paid from the food ings reported. tending. The mayor reiterated Vance will
services fund. As a result of new expe- be paid eight hours of straight pay for
Rebecca Dadisman (Year 1); Myra rience requirements established at the An inquiry about planting grass on each day of the seminar. Suzie Stough
Frazer (Year 1); Barbara Stuckey, men- federal level, which Bostelman does not a 5-acre parcel in the park has been re- motioned to approve Vance attending
tor teacher (Year 1); Ellen Bostwick (Year meet, the general fund will pick up the ceived from Simons. The grass seed and the workshop with one night hotel stay.
1); Rebecca Dorosz, mentor teacher leadership (head cook) portion of her fertilizer can run up to $2,000. Fitting Second of motion by John Pupos and
(Year 2); Andrew Switzer, mentee teach- salary for a period not to exceed three the ground now is fine and seeding in approved by all council.
er (Year 2) **; Amy Leppelmeier, men- years, or (assuming continued employ- September is good. Pupos will contact
tor teacher (Year 4); Amy (Neiling) Mur- ment) until she will meets the experi- Simons and will also check with the fire Premier Patching should be in town
rey, mentee (Year 4) and Primus Bugar ence requirements after which the costs department about getting dirt for the to perform road repairs. Should take
as assistant play director. (He will as- could again be covered in the food ser- low area in the southeast corner. Coun- one day to complete. New Business –
sist Michael Short.) The fall play will be vices account. cil members Rich Sauerlender and Pu- John Pupos said he had a couple resi-
“Flowers for Algernon.”Lynne Hoffmire, pos will get with Street Supervisor Chip dents complain about lack of visibility
has earned additional educational cred- Due to other expenses that the gen- Vance for access to the key for the shop. of the cross-walk on E. Main Street near
it to qualify for a different placement on eral fund is obligated to pick up from Garnsey Avenue because it’s behind a
the salary schedule MA to MA+15. the cafeteria fund, this will result in no The village still needs to get a mem- tree. Suggest lowering sign for better
additional costs to the general fund. bership to Ohio Rural Water Associa- visibility. Vance not sure we can lower
Substitutes: The following are sub- The board assigned Bostelman to the tion. The council approved the hiring of sign, ODOT regulations control height
stitutes approved for as needed work head cook position with the difference Joe Eisel to do the Oak Street sewer re- of signs and ODOT installed the sign.
for the 2017-18 school year. Those with in hours, days, and leadership stipend placement of old clay tile with help from Look into trimming tree instead. Pupos
asterisks “*” are sub bus drivers. (Chad charged to the general fund. This por- Vance. The cost is $90 an hour with not sure there is a 35 speed limit sign
Kruse is a new sub bus driver who will tion of the salary includes 1.5 hours backhoe and operator. Officials believe east bound on East Main. Vance will
be driving for us to cover a driver’s ab- daily, the leadership stipend of $2.22, it is a two to three-day project and with look into it.
sence): Diane Nafziger*, Matt Nofzing- and three additional days. New federal costs of $3,500 for parts. Eisel was
er*, Randy Nafziger*, Chad Kruse*, *Jim regulations related to the school food hired at a cost not to exceed $3,000. Fiscal Officer’s report – Sue Clen-
Pratt, *Brad Rufenacht, *Gary Rupp, service program essentially require a denin - Kurt Peebles is asking to borrow
Don Colon, Phil Rychener, Dave Ripke, head cook hired by Pettisville to have Vance will get with the Village of 12 picnic tables from the park to use
Deana Beck, Marilynn Spotts, *Chad three years of experience in school food Swanton to jet out the storm sewer. during Gus-N-Gomer’s Anniversary par-
Kruse, *Jared Wanemacher, Amanda services. If they had 16 less students Swanton also has a camera the village ty. Council approved. Peebles was very
Crawford, Heidi Klingensmith, Tammy (500), they could get a waiver for this re- can use. Park Shelter A masonry re- helpful with Park-O-Rama.
Deskins, *Mike Zimmerman* and Gabe quirement. Board members were asked pair has been completed. The shelter
Jaramillo to donate $10 to the PTA Flower Fund. chimney has no counter flash and needs Preliminary Park-O-Rama financials
a roofer to install it or the village can provided to council or review. Final re-
Tammy Burkholder was approved as Superintendent Stephen Switzer re- have Vance do it. Either way the work port will be provided at the next meet-
the bus trainer (OBT) for 2017-18. The ported the high-pressure sodium lights will require the use of a diamond blade ing. Ohio Department of Natural Re-
board modified Cross Country coach in the junior high gym have been re- which Sauerlend has and is willing to sources informed village they will make
Tom Wagner’s supplemental contract to placed with LED lights. The output let Vance use it. The village will not be their 5-year dam safety inspection this
equate to .667 of the full amount. Wag- level of the new lights is 25,000 lumens putting up new park signs. Mayor Ken year sometime between September and
ner retired from his teaching position but is reduced to about 21,000 lumens Wysong requested the village put up “No the end of December, weather permit-
but will continue with cross country this through installation of the diffusers that Parking This Side” on Wildflower. ting. They will contact Chip a few weeks
year. Wagner is required to serve a two- fit over the lights. The current lights at prior the inspection to give specific
month no-contact period with regards their highest functioned at 19,000 lu- Two trees have been and a third will dates. Embankment to be mowed and
to school employment. Since the sec- mens. The new lights were installed be done after crops are harvested. Pre- trees and brush are removed from the
ond month of that term equates to the without the diffusers but had a harsh mier will be in town on Aug 25, to repair dam prior inspection.
first month of the cross country season, glare if you looked directly at the fixture, the roads. Vance will then be able to put
and since cross country essentially has so the diffusers were added. The district in the stripes after they are done, hope- Sheriff’s report for July 2017. Officers
a three-month season (August-October is reducing from 400 watt to 164 watts fully Aug. 28. Crossroad stripes will be spent a total of 54.5 hours patrolling in
with a few possible days in November per fixture. The new fixtures have no installed after the street patching. John the village of which 20 hours were spent
due to state meets) the board also of- ballasts. Pupos will talk to the Fire Department on the morning shift, 18 hours on the
fered Gabe Jaramillo a supplemental about a controlled training burn of the afternoon shift and 7.5 hours on the
contract as interim head cross country The district will be increasing the reservoir brush pile. According to his midnight shift, which included one half-
coach at an amount to equate to .333 of aide’s hours early in the year to assist conversation with the EPA, a training hour of bicycle patrol. Officers handled
the supplemental at his placement. with transportation needs on buses. We burn is permissible with a permit. three complaints and issued one warn-
have some students who will need spe- ing. A post Park-O-Rama meeting was
The board authorized the use of a cial assistance. Once we determine the Reservoir Driveway – Equipment not scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 27, at at the
bus loaned/leased from the Fayette district’s ongoing needs, they will pos- it town yet to do anything to the drive- Village Offices.
Local Schools. Pettisville needs a bus sibly recommend some additional aide way. Gary Truckor has mowed and
with a handicapped lift. Fayette Super- positions. Vance has taken the sickle mower out In light of recent negative sludge ap-
intendent Erik Belcher agreed to allow a couple of times to the reservoir tall plication issues happening now in the
the district to use a spare bus that has James can be reached grass. Sidewalks are being reviewed for Village of Berkey, the mayor suggests
a wheelchair lift. The board offered the at james@thevillagereporter.com what repairs the village is responsible council look into possibly banning the
head cook position to Margo Bostelman. for repairing and get an estimate on the application of sludge inside village lim-
cost. We should notify residents when its. The odor from the sludge being ap-
Four County Career Center we have the concrete work scheduled so plied in the village of Berkey is terrible,
Board Of Education Holds they can potentially fix their sidewalks and residents are very upset. Suggested
and avoid a short load fee. Amboy Township Trustees consider do-
Regular Meeting ing the same.
Park Shelter House B Ceiling– Vance
The August Meeting of the Teacher Mentors as Multi-Purpose Room at will be getting a new estimate on the cost The volleyball court may need new
The Four County Career presented, the Ag Ed 5th Four County Career Cen- of the ceiling. Do’s and Don’ts Sewer Or- sand. Complaints were voiced over the
Center Board of Educa- Quarter Grant Program ter. dinance/Newsletter – will go out this fall type of sand now in the volley ball pit. It
tion was held on Thurs- Instructors as presented, before leaf pick-up. was recommend beach sand not mason
day, August 18, 2017 at club advisors as present- INFORMATION PROVIDED sand is used. The mayor thanked every-
6:30 p.m. As part of the ed, Brenda Murray as a Personnel & Finance – Karon Lane one for all the help and time donated to
Treasurer’s Report, the School Nurse Substitute Reporting. Jamie VinAlastine’s work make this year’s Park-o-Rama another
Board accepted and/ for the 2017-18 school schedule is to be reduced to four days a success.
or approved the follow- year, Aa one-year con- week , following a recommendation from
ing items: July meeting tract to Brandon Hancock the Park-O-Rama committee, effective James can be reached at
minutes, financial state- for the Maintenance posi- immediately. Council member Karon james@thevillagereporter.com
ments and investments tion, a one-year contract
for the month of July as to Mike Marshall as In-
presented. School Studies Monitor,
the resignation for the
Appropriation modi- purpose of retirement
fications as presented: for Catherine Potts, ef-
Sarah Nagel as custo- fective August 31, 2017,
dian of the Business Of- to employ Terri Lavin as
fice Petty Cash Fund, Part-Time ABLE Coordi-
the revised OASBO 457 nator on an as-needed
Plan as presented, the basis, policy updates as
extension agreement be- presented, the 2017-18
tween Four County Ca- Teacher Handbook, one-
reer Center, James G. year renewal of the web
Zupka, CPA, Inc. and the based policy update ser-
Auditor of State for Fis- vice from OSBA, under
cal Year 2017 and Fiscal Board Committee Re-
Year 2018 audits, the tax ports, the Board received
incentive donation agree- updates from Directors of
ment between the City of Operations, Adult Edu-
Wauseon and Wauseon cation and Career Tech
Machine & Manufactur- Education.
ing, Inc.
Upcoming meetings
As part of the Super- involving members of
intendent’s Report, the the Four County Career
board accepted and/or Center Board of Educa-
approved the following tion include the Records
items: substitute lists for Commission Meeting at
Internal, School Nurse, 6:15 p.m., as well as the
Certified, Educational regular September Board
Aide, Cafeteria, Secre- of Education Meeting at
tarial and Custodial as 6:30 p.m., both on Sep-
presented, lab/lab In- tember 21, 2017 in the
structors as presented,

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Library News

Swanton Public Library Announces September Events Williams County Senior Center
News For September & October
Monday, September 4 – Swanton Li- 10:15 am to 11:45 am – Beginning Yoga.
brary is closed for Labor Day. This class is slightly more advanced, of- September and October events for all 1-2:30pm; Bryan Senior Center on 9/22
fering students an opportunity to expand Williams County Senior Centers include from 10-11:30am; Edon Senior Center on
Thursdays, September 7, 21, and 28 their skill level. Class fee is $10.00 per the following: Senior Day at the Williams 9/26 from 10-11:30am; Pioneer Senior
from 10:15 am to 11:45 am – Intro to session with multi-session tickets avail- County Fair with brunch at the Veterans Center on 9/26 from 1-2:30pm; West
Yoga. Join us for a series of yoga classes able. Students are asked to bring a yoga Memorial Building on 9/12 (departure Unity Senior Center on 9/28 from 10-
taught by Aimee Strohbeck. Please bring mat and towel and to wear comfortable is 8:30am); Senior Discovery Day at the 11:30am. Cost without Medicare is $25.
a yoga mat and towel and wear comfort- clothing. There will be no class on Sep- Toledo Zoo 9/19 (departure 9am, dona-
able clothing for easy movement. No ex- tember 4 or 11. tions accepted, sign up required); Tur- The Rainbow of Wellness (10/12) is
perience necessary. Class fee is by dona- keyville MI trip for the music of Johnny an all day event sponsored by The Old-
tion with proceeds benefiting the library. Monday, September 18 at 7:00 pm Cash and dinner (cost $52) on 10/3; tick- er Adult Task Force of Williams County.
There will be no class on September 14. – Swanton Public Library Board of Trust- ets for Thanksgiving Dinner on sale 10/3; Doors open at 8:45am at the Veterans
ees regular monthly meeting. Open to the Rainbow of Wellness hosted by the Older Memorial Building. The theme is “The
Thursdays, September 7, 21, and 28 public. Adults Task Force at the Veterans Build- Changing Health Care Scene”. Informa-
from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – Chair Yoga. ing (departure at 8:30am, transportation tion booths will be setup, speakers, en-
This class involves the same poses done Wednesday, September 20 from 4:00 provided) on 10/12; Halloween Party (3 tertainment, and lunch will be provided.
in other yoga classes, but modified to pm to 5:30 pm – Anime Club for grades best costumes win prizes) on 10/31. Contact your site manager for more in-
make them gentler while sitting or some- 6-12. Join us to watch three episodes of formation.
times standing with a chair for balance anime(s) chosen by the attendees. Food Williams County Senior Centers will
and support. Class fee is $5. No yoga mat and drinks will also be provided. Free! be closed on Labor Day 9/4, Senior Day Thanksgiving dinner is scheduled for
is required for this class. There will be no at the WMS County Fair 9/12, Columbus November 16th at the Veterans Memorial
class on September 14. Thursday, September 21 from 10:00 Day 10/9, and 10/12 for the Rainbow of Building. Tickets ($6) are available at any
am to noon – Medicare, Social Security, Wellness event. senior center starting 10/3. Doors open
Thursday, September 7 from 7:00 and Retirement Assistance. Valerie Ed- at 9:30 am, music provided, and dinner
pm to 8:00 pm – Writers’ Group. Do you wards of the Fulton County Senior Center The Williams County Health Depart- served at 11:30am.
want to write but are not sure how? Are will work with individuals with questions ment’s schedule for flu shots at the cen-
you a writer interested in input on your pertaining to the above. Appointments ters are as listed: Edgerton Senior Center For more information and a calendar
work? If so, you’re invited to join the writ- are required – to schedule your free con- on 9/19 from 10-11:30am; Montpelier of events, contact your local senior center,
ers’ group led by local freelance author sultation, contact the Senior Center at Senior Center on 9/21 from 10-11:30am; Maggie Fisher, Executive Director at 419-
Nathan Jacobs. Attendees should bring 419-337-9299. Stryker Senior Center on 9/21 from 633-4317, or visit http://co.williams.
works to share, both finished and in- oh.us/WCSC/.
progress, and be ready to discuss ways Thursday, September 21 from 6:30
to improve writing skills. Registration pm to 8:00 pm – Cardmaking Class. September Lego Club Schedule
is requested, but walk-ins are welcome. Anna Geis’s series continues; the fee is For Edgerton Library
Writers’ group members are also invited $6 for 3 cards. Students will make cards
to attend the Writers’ Workshop on Sep- with an autumn theme. Children 8 and The Edgerton Branch Library is in- bring your creative minds. The Lego Club
tember 20. older are welcome when accompanied by viting you to join the Lego Club!! Differ- is a great way to encourage creativity and
an adult. Registration is required. Please ent age groups will meet on designated team work amongst young children. It is
Tuesdays, September 12, 19, 26, Oc- call to register or register online. Wednesdays, from 3:15-4:00 pm. The the perfect program for kids who love to
tober 3, 10, and 17 at 10:30 am – Sto- schedule for September is as follows: build. So don’t hesitate, drop in and join
rytime. Weekly classes offered at Swan- Wednesdays, September 6 and 20 Wednesday, September 06 for Kinder- the building fun!
ton Library for children ages 6 months at 6:30 pm – Knitting/Crocheting. Knit- garten and 1st Grade, Wednesday, Sep-
to 5 years. Children will visit the beach ting is back! The group invites knitters tember 13th for 2nd and 3rd Grade, and Children will not be allowed to leave
through stories, music, and crafts. Free. and crocheters of all skill levels to enjoy Wednesday, September 20th for 4th and the library until a parent comes inside to
No registration required. time with other fiber artists. Beginners 5th Grade. pick them up. The Edgerton Branch Li-
welcome! brary is located at 319 North Michigan
Wednesdays, September 13, 20, 27, Legos will be provided by the library. Avenue. For more information, contact
October 4, 11, and 18 at 4:00 pm – Sto- Wednesday, September 20 at 7:00 Please do not bring your own Legos, just Shanea Herman at 419-298-3230.
rytime. Weekly classes offered at Swan- pm – Writers’¬ Workshop. Author Nathan
ton Library for children ages 1 to 5 years. Jacobs, mediator of our writer’s group, Canvas Painting Class With TamiLee
Children will visit the beach through sto- will also host writers’ workshops focusing At The Stryker Branch Library
ries, music, and crafts. Free. No registra- on a different writing skill each month.
tion required. September’s topic will be world-building, The Stryker Branch Library will The project of the evening will be fo-
a skill that can flesh out the background be hosting “A Touch of Color” Canvas cusing on the fall pumpkin harvest. The
Wednesday, September 13 at 4:45 setting and rules of your story and help Painting Class with TamiLee on Thurs- class size will be limited to 20 and the
pm – First Board of Library Teens (BOLT) make it come alive. Writers of all ages, day, September 28th at 5:30pm. . Please cost is $15.00 per participant. Those
meeting of the school year. BOLT is look- skill levels, genres, and backgrounds are join us for an evening of fun and creativ- wanting to attend are asked to pre-reg-
ing for new members! Teens interested welcome. ity! Instructor TamiLee will coach you ister and payment is due at the time of
in giving input on library programs and and your friends through each step of registration.
books are invited to join. Grades 6-12. Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 pm the painting process, so don’t worry if
– Astronomy Workshop: Sun-Star-Dial. you’re a painting beginner! Come for an The Stryker Branch Library is located
Thursday, September 14 from 6:00 Jim Wagoner, longtime host of the li- event filled with inspiration and excite- at 304 South Defiance Street. For more
pm to 7:00 pm – Laura Ingalls Wilder: brary’s Brailey Depot Day, and another ment. information, please call Connie Aeschli-
The Story Behind the Stories. Take a step astronomy club member will provide a man at 419-682-5081.
back in time to re-visit the tales from the presentation on the history of astronomy
beloved series of pioneer novels written by and sundials. They will also demonstrate PantheReaders Book Club
Laura Ingalls Wilder. Dressed in period the uses of Jim’s patented ‘Sun-Star- At Stryker Branch Library
costume, Judy Green brings the stories Dial’, a sundial that tracks time by the
to life with vivid storytelling, photographs, movement of both the sun and the stars. The Stryker Branch Library has cember 07- One for the Murphy’s by
and pioneer artifacts taken right from the Please register by calling, coming in, or started a new book club, “PantheRead- Lynda Mullaly Hunt, January 04- The
pages of the books. This hands-on pro- visiting our website. ers” for kids in grades 4th, 5th, and 6th. Gollywhopper Games by Jody Feldman,
gram includes time for looking, asking, The after-school book club will be held February 01- Davin by Dan Gordon and
and touching. Please register by calling, Saturday, September 23 from 9:00 on the first Thursday of each month Zaki Gordon, March 01- Homework
coming in, or visiting our website. All am to 3:00 pm – Babysitting Clinic. from 3:15 to 4:00 pm, starting on Oc- Machine by Dan Gutman, April 05- 100
ages are welcome at this fun family event Fulton County Health Center will teach tober 05. There will be lively book dis- Cupboards by N.D. Wilson, May 04:-
sponsored by FOSPL. this clinic at the library for those at least cussions, games, crafts, food and FUN! View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg.
11-years-old. Participants who complete The schedule and book titles are as fol-
Thursday, September 14 at 7:00 the training will be certified in babysit- lows: The Stryker Branch Library is locat-
pm – Adult book discussion led by Marty ting through the Fulton County Health ed at 304 South Defiance Street. For
Kaback. This month’s topic is Elisabeth Center (does not include CPR training). October 05- Surviving the Apple- more information about PantheRead-
Egan’s debut novel A Window Opens. Registration is required in advance and whites by Stephanie Tolan,November ers, please contact library manager
includes a $20.00 class fee. Checks are 02- Fever 1793 by L.H. Anderson, De- Connie Aeschliman at 419-682-5081.
Saturday, September 16 from 10:30 made payable to Fulton County Health
am to 11:15 am – Hats Off! for grades Center. Bring a sack lunch. Beverages Bingo for Books At The
K-5. Come celebrate hats and head gear and a snack will be provided. Class size is Edgerton Branch Library
with hat stories, hat games, and a make- limited to 20; a minimum of 10 must sign
your-own hat or crown craft. Bring hats up. In the event that the minimum is not
from home to wear if you like! Please reached, participants will be contacted
register online, at the front desk, or by and registration fees refunded.
phone. Free.
Mondays, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,
Saturday, September 16 from 11:00 November 6 at 7:00 pm – Meditation
am to 3:00 pm – Brailey Depot Day. Join Workshop. Learn techniques to develop
us for some unique old-fashioned festivi- your own meditation practice from yoga
ties at the restored depot: walk with stilts, and meditation instructor Aimee Stroh-
play chess, grind cornmeal, press cider, beck. Register to attend each of the six
and make yarn dolls, candles, or rope. Lo- weekly sessions for $30; please wear com-
cal cartoonist Don Lee will also be onsite fortable clothes, bring a pillow and small
to create free caricatures. The Jim Wag- blanket/cover, and be able to commit to
oner family opens the depot for this fun meditating for 5-15 minutes twice a day
family event each year to benefit the li- at home as well. Call, come in, or visit our
brary. Refreshments are available by do- website to sign up.
nation. Everyone is welcome! Call Swan-
ton Library at 419-826-2760 or visit our Swanton Public Library is located
website for directions to the depot. at 305 Chestnut Street, Swanton, OH
43558.
Mondays, September 18 and 25 from

Williams County Public Library On Friday, September 15 the Edgerton 13, and is limited to 20 participants. The
Announces New Hours Branch Library will be holding “Bingo for Edgerton Branch Library is located at
Books” from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Winners 319 North Michigan Avenue. For more
who get a Bingo get to choose a free book! information or to sign up, please call the
This event is open to kids ages 7 through library at 419-298-3230.
Williams County Public Library is schedule adds an additional 19 hours
very eager to announce that all WCPL per week that the Local History Center
locations will have expanded hours, will be open to the public. Busy Fingers Craft Club
starting September 05, 2017.
WCPL branches, with locations in
Edgerton, Edon, Pioneer, Stryker, and
West Unity, will each service the pub-
lic an additional 19 hours per week
The Bryan Main Library will add
an additional 16 hours per week to

At Edgerton Branch Libraryits schedule. The library will be open
Monday through Thursday from 9:00 with a schedule of being open Monday
am to 8:00 pm, from 9:00 am to 5:00 through Thursday from 9:00 am to Attention crafters!. The Edgerton crocheting, knitting or etc. for a relaxing
pm on Friday, and Saturday hours will 7:00 pm, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Fri- Branch Library has a program just for couple of hours of just stitching and chat-
run from 9:00 am to noon. The Main day, running from 9:00 am to noon on you, the Busy Fingers Craft Club! The ting together.
Library will also be open on Sundays Saturday and closed on Sunday. group will meet on Thursdays, September
from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Sunday 07 and 21 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. All lo- The Edgerton Branch Library is located
hours will only run from Labor Day When combining all additional cal crafters are welcome to join! Bring your at 319 North Michigan Street. For more
through Memorial Day, and the start of hours of each WCPL location together, craft project, whether it is cross stitching, information, contact Shanea Herman at
the Williams County Public Library will 419-298-3230.

Sunday hours will be dependent upon be servicing the community a grand to-
tal of 130 added hours per week! The
library would like to thank the com-
munity for its continuous support,
the library building renovation project.
The Local History Center will also

Holiday Closings For Librariesbe open Monday through Thursday
from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, and on Fri- which made this expansion of hours
day, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Local History possible. For more information, please The Williams County Public Library, with branches in Bryan, Edgerton, Edon,
will be open on Saturday from 9:00 am contact Jeff Yahraus at 419-636-6734 Pioneer, Stryker and West Unity, will be closed on Monday, September 04 in obser-
to noon and be closed on Sunday. This ext. 239. vance of the Labor Day Holiday.

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Williams Sheriff Submits Budget Help Prepare The Blood Supply
& Asks For Two More Deputies This National Preparedness Month

PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF the public,” Towns said. The American Red Cross urges eligi- 9/12/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Montezu-
Towns said he has managed the bud- ble donors to give blood during National ma Volunteer Fire Dept./Franklin Twp.
SHERIFF ... Williams County Sheriff Preparedness Month to help ensure a Building, 6805 SR 219
Steve Towns has requested two more get well for the past several years, and readily available supply for emergen-
deputies be added to his department. barring a few mistakes with the scale cies. Blood and platelet donors of all Putnam County: Fort Jennings
team, but it all worked out in the end. blood types, especially type O, are ur- 9/6/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Fort Jen-
Quantifying the extra $150,000 is tough gently needed to replenish the blood nings American Legion, 100 American
for Rummel to pin down. He knows what supply following a critical summer blood Legion Drive
to expect when he adds that amount in shortage.
his business’ budget, but what kind of Williams County: Montpelier
results should expect from the sheriff, A readily available blood supply is 9/1/2017: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Mont-
he said. needed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week pelier Hospital, 909 E Snyder Avenue,
to help trauma patients and others with Stryker 9/1/2017: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.,
“I am hoping we get more drug deal- serious medical needs. In fact, every two First Lutheran Church - Stryker, 701
ers off the street, that we get more crimes seconds someone in the U.S. needs a South Defiance Street
that are prevented,” Rummel said. “I get blood transfusion. Blood can take up to
that is an open ended question, but I three days to be tested, processed and How to donate blood: Simply down-
don’t see how anybody can answer it. made available for patients, so it’s the load the American Red Cross Blood Do-
But I am hoping as we go forward, we blood already on the shelves that helps nor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call
can see somewhere, that we see a line save lives in an emergency. 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
in the sand that these numbers start to make an appointment or for more in-
growing.”For Towns, he cannot see any- Donations decline around summer formation. All blood types are needed to
ensure a reliable supply for patients. A
thing but a rise in crimes solved with the holidays like Labor Day. To thank those blood donor card or driver’s license or
By: James Pruitt addition of bodies to the equation. He who come out to give Sept. 1-6, the Red two other forms of identification are re-
cited the traffic grant his staff was work- Cross is providing a branded T-shirt, quired at check-in. Individuals who are
THE VILLAGE REPORTER ing on recently to solve a stabbing which while supplies last. Appointments can 17 years of age in most states (16 with

A budget proposal from Williams occurred in Lake Seneca. The officer was be scheduled by downloading the free parental consent where allowed by state
County Sheriff Steve Towns which adds up in the area the next day working on Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are
two deputies could fly this year after the traffic grant and was in a position to redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED in generally good health may be eligible
talks with the Board of County Commis- notice the stolen car and identify, chase, CROSS (1-800-733-2767). To help re- to donate blood. High school students
sioners. The board has some questions pursue and arrest the suspect. duce wait times, donors are encouraged and other donors 18 years of age and
the sheriff will have to look into and they The influx of extra personnel will go a to make appointments and complete the younger also have to meet certain height
were responding to a document they long way in giving more time to do follow RapidPass online health history ques- and weight requirements.
only had a couple of days to review. But up interviews, especially in drug cases, tionnaire at redcrossblood.org/Rapid- Blood donors can now save time at
overall they appeared to want to give the Towns said. Even if the new people are Pass. their next donation by using RapidPass
sheriff what he was asking. hired later this year, it will be well into Upcoming blood donation opportuni- to complete their pre-donation reading
2018 before they are able to go on the ties Sept. 1-15: and health history questionnaire online,
The sheriff presented his 2018 bud- road on their own, he said. By 2020, the on the day of their donation, prior to ar-
get Aug. 17 before the commissioners state wants 40 hours of training a year OHIO
and quickly went to the addition of two Allen County: Bluffton 9/13/2017: riving at the blood drive. To get started
deputies as a way to reduce overtime for each deputy, Towns said. That’s dou- 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sommer Center, and learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/
and cover shifts for vacations, sickness ble of what is expected now, he said. 1 University Drive, Box 177, Delphos RapidPass and follow the instructions
and training. The sheriff said he worked The commissioners chided the sher- 9/7/2017: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., on the site.
with the auditor to develop the budget iff for not taking advantage of the legal Eagles Delphos, 1600 East 5th Street, Volunteers needed: Another way to
that will finish out 2017 as well as cover counsel trained in union negotiations Lima 9/5/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Amer- support the lifesaving mission of the
all of next year. which could have assisted Towns. Use ican Red Cross Allen County Chapter American Red Cross is to become a vol-
of the consultants could have kept the House Lima, 610 S. Collett Street unteer transportation specialist and de-
He developed his budget with the as- commissioners aware of the talks. “Cle- Auglaize County: New Knoxvill liver lifesaving blood products to local
sistance of his clerk, Stacy DeMara who mens Nelson was our conduit and past area hospitals. Volunteer transportation
worked on it with County Auditor Julie sheriffs during the process of negotia- 9/15/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Ameri- specialists play a very important role in
Beagle. The proposed budget comes in tions,” Commissioner Bryan Davis said. can Legion, 204 N. Mill Street, St Marys ensuring an ample blood supply for pa-
light of labor contract talks with the road “By you not utilizing them - and I might 9/15/2017: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Joint Town- tients in need by transporting blood and
patrol union and the results of the fact add - we give you money to pay for it. ship District Memorial Hospital, 200 St. blood products. For more information
finder. It is not coming from you. We give you Clair Street, Wapakoneta and to apply for a volunteer transporta-
$10,000 annually to pay for Clemens tion specialist position, contact <insert
“It is basically adding the two people Nelson because you are not an HR ex- 9/14/2017: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., local contact information > or visit rd-
with a few extras,” Towns said. “It brings pert and you are not expected to be one.” St. Joseph Catholic Church, 101 W. crss.org/driver. ]
us in line with other sheriffs’ offices.”The Pearl Street
extra officers will still leave the depart- The result was the commissioners About the American Red Cross: The
ment lagging several departments but were kept in the dark and they were Defiance County: Defiance American Red Cross shelters, feeds and
will bring it up to a level that makes Wil- left with funding a budget that is within 9/8/2017: 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., provides emotional support to victims
liams County more competitive. The ad- $10,000 to $13,000 of the highest bud- Eagle Post 372, 711 West 2nd Street of disasters; supplies about 40 percent
ditions will help the roster remain stable get ever approved for the sheriff in the Hardin County: Ada of the nation’s blood; teaches skills
as well, Towns said. history of the county. “All the things you 9/14/2017: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Ohio that save lives; provides international
agreed to,” Davis said. “How do you plan Northern University McIntosh Center, humanitarian aid; and supports mili-
The added personnel are needed to to pay for it?”Towns reminded Davis the 525 S Main, McIntosh Center, Kenton tary members and their families. The
maintain the proper level of coverage so commissioners allocate the funds. 9/11/2017: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Kenton Red Cross is a not-for-profit organiza-
the department can be an effective or- Moose Lodge, 801 W Lima Street tion that depends on volunteers and
ganization, Towns said. The shifts would “You agree to c----. You have no way Mercer County: Burkettsville the generosity of the American public to
follow a 3-3-2 pattern with an extra per- to pay for it,” Davis said. “I am not say- 9/2/2017: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Shel- perform its mission. For more informa-
son on first and second shifts, he said. ing we are not going to give it to you, but ter House, 100 W. Main Street, Celina tion, please visit redcross.org or cruzro-
The contract talks yielded a minimum understand our dismay. By not utiliz- 9/6/2017: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wright State jaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter
level of staffing and a clause where the ing Clemens-Nelson, which we gave you University Lake Campus, 7600 State at @RedCross.
sheriff can try to maintain a certain level money to have, we now find ourselves Route 703, Maria Stein 9/11/2017:
of staff. He does have the protection to with a budget that is $12,000 to $13,000 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Knights of St. John, INFORMATION PROVIDED
justify instances where the staffing lev- of the highest budgets ever passed. Our 8608 State Route 119, Montezuma
els fall below the mark, Towns said.
concern as a board is how does that im-
With the state constantly increasing pact the general budget in 2019,” Davis
the number of hours of training for of- said. “The other elected officials, how
ficers and with the department already
experiencing a high level of overtime and Senior Center Newsdoes it impact the employees, because
comp time, the conditions exist to sup- this is a significant cost.”
port adding officers, Towns said. Under While he is not obligated to pay for the
the current 2-2-2 format, some deputies budget, the commissioners wanted to Fulton County Senior Citizen
have to work multiple 12-hour shifts to know how he expected to get the money.
cover days off and vacations of other of- The compounded savings from having
ficers, Towns said. A lot of the recent laid off six deputies in 2008 should be
overtime came when half the department
attended training at an advance drug de- Announces September Activitiesenough, Towns said. The sheriff pegged
tection class, Towns said. the savings at $3.574 million. The $4
million saved would take 20 years to get Upcoming events for all sites include: Specialist, will take appointments dur-
“That took a lot of man-hours and so back, Towns said the fact finding found. 9/6 Senior Center Choir sings at the ing the following locations and times:
other guys had to work extra shifts and Fulton County Fair; 9/19 Toledo Day 9/13 Delta Public Library from 10am-
things like that,” Towns said. “We hope Davis countered that still doesn’t Trip; 9/25 trip to Victoria’s Gifts & More noon; 9/21 Swanton Public Library
that (extra staff) will eliminate a sig- make up for a $12 million loss in rev- for card marking; 9/26 Nostalgia at the from 10am-noon; 9/26 Evergreen Pub-
nificant amount of that.”Commissioner enues since 2008. “I see it as an invest- Delta Senior Center; 10/3 Senior Health lic Library from 10am-noon; 9/28 Wyse
Terry Rummel wanted to make sure the ment toward combating the opiate epi- Care Conference -Road to Wellness; Commons Library Fairlawn Campus in
numbers in the sheriff’s budget were demic,” Towns said. “We’ve been short 10/9 CLOSED; 10/12 Trip to Sara’s Archbold from 10am-noon. Contact Val
honest. The last thing he wants to hear for nine years.”The commissioners want Garden in Wauseon; 10/18 AARP Driver at 419-337-9299.
is the sheriff doesn’t have enough mon- Towns to check with Engineer Todd Roth Safety Course in Wauseon; 10/19 Hud-
ey. For the commissioner, he wanted to and see if there are any plans to get rid son Dairy Farm trip in Michigan; 11/9 Medicare Open Enrollment is Octo-
know if the budget proposed a $150,000 of the scale unit. If so, that would mean Veterans Breakfast at the St. Caspar ber 15- December 7th of 2017. Changes
increase. having to lay off a new deputy. Parish. Call your local center for more take effect January 1, 2018. Please con-
information. tact Valerie Edwards for an appointment
The sheriff concurred saying the While he thought the sheriff did not on what changes can be made. She can
bulk of the $150,000 was for wages and account for wage increases, he did say New Medicare cards will be sent to all be reached at the Fulton County Senior
fringe benefits for the new officers. He is that after developing his own budget for Medicare beneficiaries with a new iden- Center at 419-337-9299.
confident in the numbers, based on his the sheriff’s department, he ended up tifier that is not a Social Security Num-
dealings with his clerk and Beagle. The only $600 from Towns. “We want to give ber. Your new Medicare card will have Flu clinics will be offered at the Ful-
bottom line could be impacted due to a you what you need and give you enough a random identifier of 11 characters ton County Senior Center on 10/12
natural disaster or a manhunt, Towns so you don’t come back,” Davis said. The (letters and numbers). This will be your from 10am-noon and on 10/17 from
said. The staffing levels are such, the commissioners said they had to wait for Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI). 2-5:30pm at the Fayette Senior Center.
deputies are handling as many calls now the State Senate’s attempt to override Medicare benefits will remain the same. Please remember to bring your Medicare
as they did several years ago, but with the governor’s veto of the MOC tax. The Please be aware of scammers calling and card or other insurance card. For ques-
fewer staff, the sheriff said. The need for loss of this tax means a loss of $400,000 asking for your current Medicare num- tions contact the Health Department at
extra officers is only going to get worse. in revenues for the county. ber and address in order to send you the 419-337-0915.
“If we don’t get some extra help it is (go-
ing to be) dangerous for the deputies and James can be reached at September is National Senior Cen-
james@thevillagereporter.com new card. Medicare will not call and ask ter month. Bring a friend for lunch and
for your personal information. The new receive a lunch ticket. Try an exercise
card should arrive by April 2018. Call class, attend a day trip, or participate
Val 419-337-9299 for more information. in a 11:00am program for the first time
CONTINUATION OF LIBRARY NEWS Val Edwards, Information & Referral and receive a lunch ticket.

Adult Coloring Class At Bryan Senior Center Announces
Edgerton Branch Library Regular Euchre Party Results
The Bryan Senior Center hosted the door prizes were: James Klender,
Take part in Adult Coloring at the provided, but attendees are welcome to its regular euchre party on August Bonnie Harrison, Bonnie Taylor, Ly-
Edgerton Branch Library on Monday, bring their own. The Edgerton Branch 22, 2017. There were 20 players pres- man Newcomer and Geri Cliffton. The
September 18. Adults are welcome to Library is located at 319 North Michi- ent. The winners for the day were: next regular euchre party will be held
stop in anytime throughout the day gan Street. For more information, please 1st place went to: Bonnie Harrison on August 29, 2017 from 1 to 3 pm.
and relax at the library while coloring! contact Shanea Herman at 419-298- with a 317. 2nd place went to: Lois For more information call: 419-636-
Pictures and coloring utensils will be 3230. Maugel with a 301. The winners of 4047.

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14 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, August 30th, 2017


2017 Agricultural Hall Of Fame Inductees Honored

Four new members were inducted into on the Advisory Board for Fulton County PHOTO PROVIDED
the Fulton County Agricultural Hall of OSU Extension.
Fame Aug. 21.The 2017 Fulton County NEWEST MEMBERS ... Four new members were inducted to the Fulton County
Agricultural Hall of Fame inductees are Cathy Leininger was a lifelong resident Agricultural Hall of Fame Aug. 21. Left to right: Walt Lange, Cathy Leininger (post-
Walter H. Lange, Cathy Leininger, Bill of Fulton County and lived in the Fayette humously, husband Lee accepting), Bill Serna and Jane Wyse.
Serna and Jane Wyse. The induction was area. She was a wife, mother and grand-
hosted by the Hall of Fame Committee at mother spending her life exhibiting dairy Natural Resources program at the Ohio Additionally, along with her husband
a ceremony in Archbold. cattle and promoting the dairy cattle in- State University Extension Office. Wyse Terry and sons’ families, Wyse has been
dustry at the Fulton County Fair until her grew up on a dairy farm in northern Ful- an active participant in the family farm
The annual event recognizes selected death in 2014. In 1972, Leininger was the ton County in Chesterfield Township and operations for over 40 years as bookkeep-
farmers or agribusiness leaders from Ful- Ohio Holstein Queen. She assisted in the she continues to live there today. While at er, truck driver, meal deliverer and errand
ton County who have committed more operation of Mor-Ann Holsteins, a small OSU Extension, Wyse has provided sup- runner.
than 25 years or more of service to the dairy farm in Fayette. Cathy Leininger port to 4-H programs like camp, fair, 4-H
agricultural industry in the county, state and her husband Lee farmed 400 acres enrollment, skill-a-thons, livestock sale Wyse is always willing to help in any
or region. Since 1983, there have been and she was co-owner and operator of and project judging. Jane has also helped way when needed for work, church, fam-
140 honorees inducted. Inductees are se- Cottonwood Vale registered Black & Red coordinate quality agriculture pesticide ily, neighbors and agriculture. Wyse has
lected by the Hall of Fame Committee in Holsteins. Cathy Leininger was involved recertification programs, nutrient man- been a long time member of the North
July after all applications have been re- in the dairy industry as secretary to the agement workshops and regional agrono- Clinton Church and helps by teaching,
viewed. This year’s winners will have a Ohio District 10 Holstein Club, and rep- my programs like Corn and Soybean Day being a youth sponsor and youth men-
permanent plaque in their honor at the resentative to both the National Red and each year in Archbold. tor. She is the secretary/treasurer for the
Merchants Building on the Fulton County White and Holstein Dairy Cattle Associa- board of the Northwest Ohio Agape House,
Fairgrounds. For the 2017 fair, these four tion conventions. She has always worked Until her retirement in 2017, Wyse a shelter for women and children in our
individuals’ plaques and biographies will hard to teach young people, including her provided all the office support for the Ful- community. While Wyse is always up for
be posted in the Hall of Fame Pavilion, grandkids, the value of the agriculture in ton County Agriculture Hall of Fame pro- tackling tough tasks, she prefers to work
just south of the Fulton County Junior our community. gram since its inception in 1983. Before behind the scenes. Wyse’s efforts with 4-H
Fair Building. Each honoree will receive her service with OSU Extension, Wyse youth, church youth and her grandkids
an identical plaque for their home, thanks In the community, Cathy Leininger worked for a local accountant assisting show her genuine concern for the next
to the 2017 sponsor Midwest Drainage. participated in many groups including farmers and small business prepare their generation of agriculturists.
Cub Scout/Boy Scout Leader, Girl Scout income taxes.
Lange is being recognized for his sup- leader, director for the Maumee Valley Girl INFORMATION PROVIDED
port of forestry management and the tree Scout Council summer day camp, Fayette
farm system in Fulton County. Lange Cheerleading squad and 4-H volunteer. Stryker Rotary Welcomes
has maintained the 56-acre Lange Tree Additionally, she helped many groups or- District Governor
Farm for more than 27 years in Swan- ganize fundraisers benefiting groups such
creek Township. He has planted more as Relay for Life, Help Whip Cancer, after
than 8,000 trees that include white oak, proms for area schools, libraries, and mul-
red oak, black walnut, black cherry, white tiple school athletic and academic groups.
pine and American chestnut. Lange real-
izes how important trees are to the land at Cathy Leininger was active with the
the local, state, and national level. West Franklin United Methodist Church
and Fayette United Methodist Church for
In 2010 the Lange Tree Farm was rec- over 45 years. She loved meeting new
ognized as the Ohio Tree Farm of the Year people in the community and maintaining
and in 2011 as the National-Northeast those relationships she had built through-
Outstanding Regional Tree Farm of the out life. Lee Leininger received the award
Year. Lange is very passionate and will on behalf of the family.
talk to anyone about his forestry knowl-
edge and tree farm. He regularly conducts Bill Serna has contributed to Fulton
presentations and host camps for several County agriculture through his involve-
school groups and clubs. He helped es- ment in the Fulton County Fair. Serna
tablish Chestnut Education Plots at 4-H was an active member of the Fulton Coun-
Camp Palmer and the Maumee State For- ty Fair Board in 1989-2015 and was di-
est. rector in charge of the poultry building
and the harness racing.
Lange also helped set up an American
Chestnut Workshop and Tour in Swan- Serna graduated from Lyons High
ton. While being a member of the Swanton School in Royalton Township and then
Tree Commission Lange helped arrange served three years in the U. S. Marines be-
several tree care workshops and arranged fore making Lyons his home. When Serna
for Arbor Day tree plantings at Park El- became a Fair Board director in 1989, he
ementary School. He hosts winter camps was put in charge of the poultry barn, and
for the Boy Scouts for many years, even the poultry barn remained his responsibil-
making it on the Toledo evening news. He ity his entire 27 years. In 1997 Serna led
has authored and been awarded an Amer- the efforts to build the new poultry barn
ican Forest Foundation-Tree Farm Educa- on the fairgrounds and has seen to it to
tion Grant and travels often to Washing- fill the barn with a wide variety of poultry.
ton D.C. to lobby on behalf of the family
forest owners. Serna served on the advisory commit-
tee for best practices of county fair har-
Lange is well known and active in his ness racing in Ohio for the purpose of
church and community. He is a member maintain improving the horse racing in-
of St. Richard Catholic Church, serving on dustry and our racing events at the fair.
several committees throughout the years. Serna has always been generous with his
He has been a member of the Swanton time for the fair throughout the years.
Village Tree Commission for five years Even in retirement, he can be seen help-
and has served on the Fulton County and ing make the Fulton County Fair one of
Swancreek Township Zoning commission the best fairs in Ohio. Serna is married
as well as the Swancreek Water District Janice and they raised five children and
Board. Lange continues to help at the Ful- now have 10 grandchildren. In the com-
ton County Fair as the poultry show coor- munity Bill served on the cemetery board
dinator and weigh-master since 1980. He of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church
served on the Fulton County Fair Board and is a member of St. Casper’s Church
from 1996-2002, on the Fulton County in Wauseon.
Soil & Water Conservation District Board
of Supervisors from 2003-2006, and is Jane Wyse served agriculture in Ful-
ton County for nearly 28 years as the
office associate for the Agriculture and

Votaw Farms Corn Maze
Celebrates North Central Eagles

SPECIAL VISITOR ... District Governor Deb Cheney visited the Stryker Rotary Club at
their regular meeting on Tuesday evening. Assistant District Governor Dwight Bowers
also attend the meeting and introduced Governor Chaney to the Stryker Club. Team-
work was the message the club received during the evening, and we can accomplish so
much more together than as individuals. Rotary has used this basic concept from the
very beginning. Clubs have accomplished some very meaningful projects, and clubs
working together in a district can take on larger tasks. Districts working together in
their zones can reach even further and Rotary International has accomplished what
many thought was impossible. Governor Cheney has been a member of the Waterville
Rotary Club for many years. Governor Deb Cheney, on the right, is pictured with Stryk-
er Rotary Club President, Ruth Wieland.

By: James Pruitt There is a maze tower to watch people
THE VILLAGE REPORTER go through the maze and to help any-
one stuck. No one will be left alone.
This will be the fourth year Votaw Duane Votaw took over the opera-
Farms has created a corn maze, but tion in 2007 and began to turn the
this year its design is causing a stir. farm into an agri-tourism site, Beth
The farm on the corner of CR S and Votaw said. In addition to Duane and
CR 13 west of Pioneer has turned its his wife Kay Votaw who are the own-
cornfield into a celebration of Eagle ers, their children, Justin, Michelle,
Pride for North Central Schools. The Scott and Beth Votaw all help out.
maze will be open later this year dur- Events in the fall include a pick-your-
ing the family farm’s many fall events. own pumpkin patch, antique tractor
shows, craft shows and apple butter
The farm began in the 1970s when weekends. The fun starts Sept. 23-24
the father of Duane Votaw planted an with an auction Sept. 23 and trac-
orchard. The orchard now has around PHOTOS PROVIDED
2,000 apple trees, Beth Votaw said. DEDICATION ... The Stryker Rotary Club held a dedication in Honor of William J.
Many of the original trees are still pro- tor show all weekend. “We want to Brenner, Attorney “Bill” at the Stryker Library. Bill was an active member of the Stryker
ducing fruit. The maze is a new addi- keep it family oriented,” Beth Votaw Rotary Club for 32 years before his passing, and held the position of President of the
tion. Previous creations have included said. “People can bring their kids and club on four occasions. The club planted a Lilac tree in his memory. Pictured by the
jack-o-lanterns and apples. grandkids out.” tree, on the right, are Bill’s sister Mary, Mother Madonna, and Sister Linda. Left of the

“It’s quite the experience for any- James can be reached at tree is Stryker Rotary President Ruth Wieland, and Lisa John, Bill’s administrative as-
one from 2 to 80,” Beth Votaw said.
James@thevillagereporter.com sistant for many years.

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Pastor’s Ponderings FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES

BY: PASTOR STEVE WILMOT - “EASILY BOTHERED” BY: REX STUMP - “KEEP TEACHING THEM, HELP THEM REMEMBER”

My daughter, Amanda, on things that ultimately What we need is desire following verses. “They ers. Forgetting to put
reminded me of something don’t matter. I take a deep did not remember his the milk away results
I needed to heed when she breath, turn off my phone, to be awakened in us. It’s power and how he res- in $3 wasted sour milk.
posted a quote from Misty take the reins of my mind there because God put it Forgetting to turn off
Edwards on Facebook. It and refuse to live in the there. But it’s been put cued them from their the stove before leaving
was the second time in tyranny of the urgent. I enemies. They did not on a trip may result in
less than two weeks the must take Jesus’ words to sleep by everything in remember his miracu- a house fire that costs
same message caught my seriously; ‘one thing is our culture that has con- thousands of dollars.
attention. Usually that needed,’ that I would hear vinced us that something lous signs in Egypt, his Forgetting to get right
means that God is trying His Word. Awaken my wonders on the plain of with God, will cost you
to tell me something im- ear!” other than God matters Zoan.” eternity.
portant that I’ve been too most. It’s been pushed
busy to hear. There is a long list of down by our busyness Asaph retells the his- So, let’s avoid the
things that keep us from and our running after all tory of the Jewish nation forgetfulness with God.
Before I reprint what that “one thing” that Je- sorts of things that we from when they were Instead REMEMBER!
Misty Edwards had to sus said is needed. I find think will give us meaning delivered out of Egypt In the same Psalm, we
say, you need some back- these three distractions and significance. It’s been read in in verses 2-5, “I
ground in the form of a topping most people’s list: twisted by religion that One of the great- to King David’s reign in will teach you hidden
story from the Bible. est coaching challenges this Psalm. We quick- lessons from our past
· Being easily bothered isn’t real Christianity at I faced took place on ly discover that God’s stories we have heard
“As Jesus and the dis- by circumstances and all and we walk away with football field, on a cool and known, stories our
ciples continued on their people a sour, empty taste in our fall evening. I called people struggled with ancestors handed down
way to Jerusalem, they in the play, knowing it listening and obeying to us. We will not hide
came to a certain village · Busyness mouths. would be perfect. We God’s commands. He these truths from our
where a woman named · Being preoccupied What we need is some- had drawn up the play, children; we will tell the
Martha welcomed him with good things thing to awaken us from knowing that if our team writes of their struggles next generation about
into her home. Her sister, At the moment, my executed the play to per- of sinning and living in the glorious deeds of the
Mary, sat at the Lord’s biggest enemies of center- our slumber. To reawaken fection, it was a guaran- disobedience, and God’s Lord, about his power
feet, listening to what he ing my time on the “one us to desire for God. We teed touchdown. Our and his mighty wonders.
taught. But Martha was thing” that really matters had it once. We can have quarterback stepped up judgement on these peo- For he issued his laws
distracted by the big din- are the last two distrac- to the center, checked ple. Their rebellious- to Jacob; he gave his in-
ner she was preparing. tions. I’ve had the privi- it again. It’s still there his offensive line, looked ness seemed to stem structions to Israel. He
She came to Jesus and lege of connecting hun- somewhere inside our at the defense, and then commanded our ances-
said, ‘Lord, doesn’t it seem dreds of people into small heart. barked out the cadence. from the fact that they tors to teach them to
unfair to you that my sis- groups. I know from expe- The ball was snapped, forgot about God, His their children,”
ter just sits here while I rience the value of doing Something stirred the he dropped back and character, His power,
do all the work? Tell her life together with a small heart of the Maiden in then total chaos took It is our duty as
to come and help me.’ group of friends who are Song of Solomon. She place! and His deeds. adults to daily teach and
intent on making progress How do you forget the remind our children to
But the Lord said to in their spiritual lives. So longed to love God deep- One of our lineman miracles? How do you always remember God!
her, ‘My dear Martha, I am thrilled and deeply ly once but her broth- went the wrong direc- Teach them, don’t hide
you are worried and up- committed to helping oth- ers “made me take care tion, another went out forget God’s power and truths, tell the next gen-
set over all these details! ers get into a small group for a pass, while our re- love? eration, teach them!
There is only one thing to gain the benefits I have. of the vineyards; my own ceiver went left instead We all tend to for-
worth being concerned But it’s taking…so... vineyard I have neglected” of right, and the running As we learn, let’s pray
about. Mary has discov- much…time. Hundreds of (SOS 1.6). The vineyard back went right instead get things. Whether it’s that we will always re-
ered it, and it will not be hours on top of my work poetically refers to the of left...it was not what I your assignment on the member the love and
taken away from her’” load at the post office. It’s soul. For years she helped called! How can I blame field or in the classroom, power of God.
(Luke 10.38-42, NLT). robbing time with my wife others grow in their re- them, after-all, they we sometimes forget.
and kids and grandkids. lationship with God, but were just eight year- Sometimes we forget to For more reading
What I like about this Worst of all, it’s distract- she was so busy doing olds? The next play I make a call, run an er- check out 2 Timothy
story is that it is designed ing me from time alone good for others that she went to the Huddle with 3:16; Psalm 34:10-12,
to help us refocus on what with God, reading the Bi- neglected her own rela- my dry erase board and rand, or do something Psalm 86:10-12
really matters and not on ble and listening to what diagrammed the play for of great importance. We
the multitude of things he wants to say to me. tionship. them. They went to the forget.
that we think matters. What I’m doing is a But something hap- line, and again it was to-
Jesus and spending time good thing – a great thing, pened that changed all tal chaos as each player But let’s also clearly
with him matters. Every- really – but it’s not the did something different state that when we for-
thing else is secondary. “one thing” Jesus spoke that for her. No longer than what I drew on the get something, there is
about. would she settle for a board. I asked them
What I hate about this To make matters second-hand, distant “what happened” and always a consequence.
story is that I often find worse, I know another they replied, we couldn’t Some consequences
myself drawn to it and ugly truth: no matter how relationship with God. remember what we were are greater than oth-
frequently point others busy we are, we always She longed for him. She supposed to do. How do
to it as a goal to work to- make time for what we re- wanted him more than you forget in 8 seconds?
wards and a warning to ally want to do. anything else. And noth-
heed...yet I continually fill So what does that ing was going to stop her Well, it was just flag
the shoes of Martha, not mean? I guess it means from loving him with all football, and we had a
Mary. that deep down, despite she was. good season. But that
what we may claim, we That pursuit started moment reminded me of
Now with that back- really don’t want to spend when her slumbering de- Psalm 78:42-43 and the
ground, here’s the Misty time alone with God and sire for God was suddenly
Edwards quote. See if it’s the Bible. Other things awakened. How it hap-
not something you need are more important to us. pened to her or how it can
to heed, too. If we really wanted to be happen to us is a mystery.
with God, no matter how What matters is that it
“The problem with busy we were, we’d make happens.
Martha was not that she time. We do for other It’s what you and I
served too much but she things. desperately need. O God,
was ‘easily bothered.’ That realization brings awaken our desire for you
The primary thing that me back to something again.
hinders me from sitting Misty Edwards wrote in
at the feet of Jesus and the quote above: “Jesus Car Wash Scheduled
hearing His words is my said, ‘one thing is needed’ At First Christian
soul being bothered and and it is the awakened Church In Wauseon
preoccupied with little heart.” That’s what we
annoyances. Being eas- need. Not self-discipline The Chi Rho Youth Group of First Christian
ily bothered shuts down to make sure we read our Church (Disciples of Christ), Wauseon, will be host-
my heart’s ability for long, Bibles every day. Not self- ing a car wash on Saturday, September 9 from 9 - 1.
loving mediation on the condemnation because
Word. Jesus said, ‘one we don’t. Not empty but Proceeds from the car wash help this active
thing is needed’ and it is well-intentioned promises youth group attend their Heritage Trip in the spring.
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Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center Governing Board Approves Contracts

The following actions were taken by the Northwest hearing aids, and other amplification equipment from counselors. The Ohio Department of Education will be
Ohio Educational Service Center Governing Board at Phonak U.S. with general funds, approved the reso- facilitating Regional meetings for updates on the new
their regular meeting held August 22, 2017. The meet- lution approving revisions to the OASBO Section 457 Gifted Operating Standards and Value Added and Lo-
ing was called to order at 7:00 pm by President Ron Plan. cal Report Cards to be held at the Northwest Ohio Edu-
Crawford. All in attendance recited the Pledge of Al- cational Service Center.
legiance. REPORTS: SUPERINTENDENT: Ms. Kerri Gearhart
reported that to date, the Public Service Loan Forgive- DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY: Mr. Chad Rex pro-
The following items were approved under the con- ness Program has eliminated over $4.75 million in vided updates on current technology projects. The IEC
sent agenda format: Approved Financial Transactions- student loan debt in our service area. This program is receiving new Chromebook laptops for a lab as well
Henry County Common Pleas Court-Juvenile Division is available to any full time public employee in the as some classrooms and teachers. The staff received
to provide to NwOESC, Attendance Officer Services for USA who has Federal Student loan debt. NwOESC is training on Google Drive and Calendar during their
the period of 8/15/17-6/15/18-Hicksville Exempt- pleased to help spread the word to our staff as well as work day at NWOESC. A digital signage project was
ed Village School to provide to NwOESC, Paraprofes- interested member districts. NwOESC is continuing to implemented at the IEC to support and promote the
sional Services for the period of 8/15/17-6/15/18, provide support to several member school districts in positive behavior initiatives and climate. New staff at
Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West to pro- processing home schooling requests and applications. the NWOESC received their computers. Used comput-
vide to NwOESC, Audiologist Services for the period The first NwOESC Superintendents’ meeting of the year ers were deployed and new, recertified, computers were
of 7/1/17-6/30/18, NwOESC to provide to Stryker will be held on Tuesday, September 4th at our office. purchased and deployed when necessary. Chad is in
Local Schools, School Nurse Services for the period The superintendent group meets monthly at the ESC the process of introducing himself to the technology
of 8/15/17-6/15/18, NwOESC to provide to Stryker for Regional Coordinator updates by ODE staff, Curric- coordinators in the member districts to build relation-
Local Schools, Student Services Specialist Services for ulum and Special Education updates, review and dis- ships and support staff and students. Area technology
the period of 8/15/17-6/15/18, LEAVES-FMLA and cussion of initiatives and requirements, and network- coordinator meetings are being developed as a collab-
Disability, RETIREMENTS- Jody Dille, Intervention ing and resource sharing. Treasurers are included four orative effort with NWOCA and others. Research is un-
Specialist, effective 6/1/17, RESIGNATIONS- Lind- times throughout the year (September, January, Feb- derway for a helpdesk solution with a goal to imple-
sey Ames, Paraprofessional, effective 8/7/17, Ronda ruary, and June) as financial information is presented. ment before the new calendar year.
Baldwin, Paraprofessional, effective 8/1/17, Micheale
Brown, Intervention Specialist, effective 7/10/17, Schools continue to emphasize safety and emer- As all of the business of the evening was complete,
Gwen Haller, Paraprofessional, effective 8/14/17, Nan- gency planning, as requirements have increased. Many the meeting adjourned at 8:02 p.m. The next regular
cy Michael, Paraprofessional, effective 8/20/17, Jen- schools across the area, including NwOESC, have meeting of the board will be held at 7:00 pm on Tues-
nifer Ripke, Education Consultant, effective 8/13/17, worked to tweak their school safety plans over the sum- day, September 26, 2017 at the NwOESC office located
Angella Reineck, SSHS Care Coordinator, effective mer to prepare for the start of the school year. There is at 205 Nolan Parkway, Archbold, OH. Public comment
7/31/17, Jennifer Rodriguez, Paraprofessional, effec- a new requirement for schools to conduct Emergency for the retirement/reemployment of Grant Evaluator
tive 8/6/17 Management Testing by December 31, 2017. State law Warren Fauver will take place at 6:50 PM, prior to the
requires schools to conduct ad report on three types of regular meeting.
EMPLOYMENT RECOMMENDATIONS CONTRACTS tests over a three-year cycle: Tabletop, Functional, and
Full Scale exercises. Region VI Migrant Program Direc- Stryker Board
Certified Limited: Altman, Melissa,CERT-1 Yr tor, Noemi Carrizales-Fouty, did an excellent job with Confirms New Hires
8/22/17- 7/31/18, Pavel, Catlyn CERT-1 Yr the Summer Migrant Program, again located at Delta
8/22/17-7/31/18 Elementary School. Occurring now is coordination By: James Pruitt
Classified Limited: Beck, Lacey CLASS-1 with area schools for the migrant students remaining THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Yr 8/16/17-7/31/18, Hammersmith, Emily in the area this fall. The Fall Migrant Program provides The Stryker Board of Education met Aug. 21 and
CLASS-1 Yr 8/15/17-7/31/18, Matthews, Ruth supports to help these students successfully integrate conducted the following business. The Board approved
CLASS-1 Yr 8/22/17-7/31/18, Nardone, Em- into traditional classroom settings and also provides a donation from the Stryker Athletic Boosters of $210
ily CLASS-1 Yr 8/22/17-7/31/18, Pitts, Jamey resources to area teachers and administrators in work- toward girls’ basketball for concessions The Board ap-
CLASS-1 Yr 8/17/17-7/31/18, Rittenhouse, Jen- ing with migrant students. A very big thank you to all proved a “Then & Now” certificate to School Improve-
nifer CLASS-1 Yr 8/22/17-7/31/18, Schaffner, NwOESC staff for a smooth start to the school year! It ment Network of $4,995.
McKenzee CLASS-1 Yr 8 / 2 1 / 1 7 - 7 / 3 1 / 1 8 , takes the work of many for all the pieces and parts to Superintendent’s Personnel Recommendations: The
Varble, Brooke CLASS-1 Yr 8/22/17- 7/31/18, come together! NwOESC is enjoying the positive energy Board approved the following Supplemental, 1 year,
Vogelsong, Nadina CLASS-1 Yr 8 / 2 2 / 1 7 - and will strive to “keep our energy buses refueled’! Contracts for the 2017-2018 School year, as present-
7/31/18 ed: Jr. High Football Tyler Shipman; Jr. High Cross
Classified Limited Fall Migrant: Carrizales, Brandy CFO/TREASURER: Mr. Homer Hendricks reported Country, Kinsey Woolace; Mentor Lindsi Rufenacht;
CLASS-1 Yr 8/14/17-12/31/17, Culler, Dannica on the revenues and expenditures to date. All grant NHS, Sara Taylor and Melanie Baldwin.
CLASS-1 Yr 8/14/17-12/31/17, Marks, Elise applications have been processed for fiscal year 2018 The Board approved the following the following clas-
CLASS-1 Yr 8/14/17-12/31/17, Smith, Stephanie and awaiting final approval ODE or ODMHAS in the sified/certified substitutes and volunteers for 2017-
CLASS-1 Yr 8/14/17-12/31/17 case of the Safe Schools Healthy Students grant. An 18, contingent upon required BCI/FBI background
21st Century Site Coordinators: Delta Elementary additional six 21st Century grants have been awarded, check and all required documents: Volunteers Foot-
– Janey Allen Dunford, Jessica York, Patrick Henry bringing total grants to ten. Locations are Delta MS, ball – Casey Helton; Classified/Certified Personnel/
Elementary – Bryan Hieber, Patrick Henry MS/HS – Swanton MS (new), Patrick Henry HS, Ayersville, Arch- Transportation Driver Substitutes Amy Oberlin and
Margaret Krueger, Swanton – Amanda Carrizales, Julie bold MS, Delta Elementary (new), Defiance MS (new), Holly Attkinson. The Board approved the following
LaPoint, Wauseon MS – Patricia Turpening Patrick Henry Elementary (new), Wauseon MS (new), employment contracts, beginning with the 2017-2018
21st Century Teachers: Archbold – Krystina Bower- and Holgate MS (new). The training and conversion school year, as presented Lisa Dobbelaere, teacher,
man, Jessica Miller, Kevin Miller, Ayersville – Janelle work for eFinancePlus continues. one year. The Board approved the following 2017-18
Lymanstall, Delta MS– Jennifer Bollinger, Derek Friess, athletic event workers, per the Classified Schedule, as
Renee Kane, Michael Morris, Deborah Patterson, Chad DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION: Mrs. Jill presented: Chase Grieser, Joe Grieser, Sue Roth, Pat
Smith, Patrick Henry MS/HS– Deborah Bennett, Brad Gilliland shared that NwOESC Preschool Coordinator, Leupp, Connie Grieser and Barb Yoder.
Ellerbrock, Laura Ellis-Kruse, Carolyn Hartman, Lind- Judy Stuckey, has been selected to receive the 2017 Superintendent’s Recommendations: The Board
say Kaufman, Lisa Kleman, Gabriel Oberlin, Christine Kathleen D. Shelby Outstanding Service Award from approved the 2017-2018 Agreement with the Wood
Tussing-Bean, David Todd West, Wauseon MS- Sta- the Ohio Speech Pathology and Educational Audiology County Juvenile Detention, Training and Rehabilita-
cy Beaverson, Amy Boyers, Derek Eddings, William Coalition (OSSPEAC), which will be presented to her tion Center, for assigned JDC and JRC students, as
Friess, Katie Miller at their annual Fall Conference in October. Judy was presented. The board approved the 2017-2018 Agree-
21st Century Program Assistant: Ayersville – Timo- nominated by NwOESC Speech Pathologists, Kathy ment for Mental Health Services, between Montpelier
thy Sheridan, Swanton – Dawn Sullivan, Wauseon MS Burnett and Margie Noirot for her dedication and ef- Exempted Village Schools, as presented. The board ap-
– Susan Benson, Gwendolyn Wills forts in removing communication barriers for Ohio’s proved the Lease Purchase Agreement with UniFi for
21st Century Specialized Education Assistants: Pat- children. Congratulations, Judy! NwOESC now has Safety/Security improvements by Lockout-SmartBoot,
rick Henry MS/HS– Jackie Bower, Kathy Sonnenberg, five certified CPI trainers, as Jill Fouts and Kelly Groll as presented.
Wauseon MS – Brenda Robison have joined the training team. Judy Stuckey, Preschool The board approved the purchase of Out Lot 17, Al-
After School Program Site Coordinators: Wauseon Supervisors, and Preschool Teachers are preparing for lison, at $7,500 as presented. The next BOE meeting
Elementary – Patricia Turpening annual preschool licensing visits. In the Special Edu- is scheduled for September 12, at 5:30 p.m., in the HS
After School Program Teacher: Wauseon Elementary cation Department, veteran staff members are doing a Art room.
– Melissa Diebert, Jessica Schuette , Brittany Webster wonderful job of helping new NwOESC staff members
Substitute Paraprofessionals: Brenda Aeschliman, prepare for the school year. James can be reached
Angela Bennett, Kelsie Beres, Paula Caldwell-West- at james@thevillagereporter.com
meyer, Amy Ducat, Kim Kern, Maggie Leu, Lori Manon, DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION,
Gina Meier, Karlin Munger, Jennifer Perry, Tamela Pe- & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Mrs. Kris Dob-
ter, Haley Shockley, Stephanie Towers, Sharon Win- belaere provided an update on the STEAM initiative
ners, Melanie Wyse, Bailey Yahraus in collaboration with NWOCA, including implemen-
Substitute Teachers: Lindsey Ames, Gabrielle Beh- tation of a MakerSpace, STEAM Roundtable and up-
rens, Adam Bjorlin, William Blystone, Kevin Boesger, coming professional development opportunities. The
Ohio School Counselor Evaluation Training will be held
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mara Bonaminio, Quinn Chovanec, Paula Christlieb,
Tina Gamble, Sally Hintz, Terrie Ketring-Copeland, Mainttetoonofaloknlnlocowewilne&dstgrPeu,rcaotniocdnetssh. esWoaiblrlisilnitgNy eeded nights per week and every weekend.
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ODE, Approved the resolution to re-employ Susan Ke- year D.O.E.
arney as paraprofessional, approved the resolution to Asollmaepwpeleikceanndsts. Smhifut psrtebmeiumats alepaplsicta1bl8e. • Paid all miles, detention, dock bump and hourly
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ANCE STARTS ON YOUR FIRST DAY!
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proved the purchase of 21 HP Spectre Pro laptops from OOfffifcieceHoHurosufrros:m88amam-to4p4mpm Please stop in and see us between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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Rassini is seeking a quality-oriented team player to join our Compa-
ny as a Production Supervisor. This position is responsible for car- Spangler Candy Company has openings for Join our team at SPANGLER CANDY COMPANY
rying out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Com- as an Electrical Technician, 2ND & 3RD Shift
pany’s personnel policies, procedures, and applicable laws. Duties Machine Operators positions.
include training of employees; planning, assigning and directing Plans and performs all required operations
work; problem-solving; safety team involvement and participating in Competitive wage and benefit package includes wage pertaining to the installation, maintenance
continuous improvement initiatives. incentive program, shift premiums, health, dental, vision, life and repair of a wide variety of complicated
coverage, paid vacation, holidays, pension program, 401k, com- electrical and electronic equipment and circuits,
Strong analytical skills, computer literacy, and good human rela- pany provided YMCA membership and tuition reimbursement. hydraulic and pneumatic equipment and
tions skills are important to successful performance in this position.
Apply online: http://spanglercandy.balancetrak.com circuits used in the facility.
Required: A minimum two year degree or 5 years related supervi-
sory experience in a manufacturing environment. Must have a basic Spangler Candy is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified Requires formal training in industrial electrical,
understanding or ability to learn pneumatic, hydraulic and electri- candidates are encouraged to apply including minorities, women, electronics, pneumatics and hydraulics. Must
cal power sources along with a mechanical ability. Please send be able to read and interpret complicated
resume to: tburroughs@rassini.com or mail to 1812 Magda Drive, veterans and individuals with disabilities electrical ladder and wiring diagrams, computer
Montpelier, OH 43543 logic, pneumatic and hydraulic diagrams.
Local office looking Now Hiring for full time Knowledge of transmission lines motors,
Real Estate & Auction for full time production (3rd shift). generators and distribution equipment. Field
Competitive starting pay,
OPEN HOUSE OFFICE MANAGER bonus program and full experience required with industrial and commercial
or FRONT DESK benefit offerings including wiring in accordance with National Electric Code.
Tuesday September 5, 2017 PERSON with medical, dental, vision,
5:00 - 7:00 P.M. experience. retirement plan (401K), Competitive wage and benefit package includes:
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Grabill Cabinets & trim. Large Basement, Con- Apply in person at
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w/heated floors. All on 3.12 acres of land in a 400 Component Drive, YMCA membership and tuition reimbursement.
great location! insurance forms, Edgerton, OH or online at
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billing, scheduling http://spanglercandy.balnacetrak.com
Listing Agent - Brent Wilson EEOE
patients and Spangler Candy is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified
WILSON AUCTION & REALTY CO., LTD. candidates are encouraged to apply including minorities, women,
managing office staff.
825 N. Main St. veterans and individuals with disabilities
Bryan, OH 43506 Please call Pam at
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Toll Free: 866-870-5500 Ohio Art Company 2085.

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business, and a Northwest Ohio company in business for over 108 • 3D & Flat Murals
3460US Hwy 20, Edon Ohio, 43518 years, is hiring in the electrical maintenance department. • Interior Painting & Theming

(Just East of Ste Route 49 on South side of US 20) We are looking for an experienced, skilled electrician with a • Exterior Painting
Selling Class A RV, Industrial tools, Equipment, minimum of 3 to 4 years of electrical work experience in an Call Dustin at LaBo’s Creative Design today for your
Fork lifts and Misc. Tools. industrial environment to join our team. Prospective candidates free quote and to view examples. (419) 633-2934
should possess a good working knowledge of the current national
2014 Fleetwood Excursion 35’Class A motorhome Cummins Diesel, electric code as well as experience with inverters, programming (Residential, Business, Church, Agricultural & More)
all power features, always housed inside & like new 11K miles, 2004 and industrial control circuits. Experience with Allen Bradley PLC is
GMC Savana 3500 van with utility box ready to work. Hyster # 40 preferred. Candidates must be able to read and understand Dec. 31st, 2017
electric 3stage fork lift long forks, older Clark gas fork lift, JLG 12SP electrical schematics and be a critical thinker.
personal lift, BilJax 1571 personal lift, Wacker LTN6 gen/light plant,
New Tamahawk 72” loader bucket, Woods 8’ 3point back blade, Pallet Successful candidates must display a willingness to work any
jack, Bridgeport mill, Drill presses, Miller-Matic 350 welder, Welding shift, overtime hours as needed and possess the ability to lift up
curtains, welding tables, Jet metal band saw, Metal banding stations, to 50 pounds occasionally. Ohio art provides career advancement
20’ fiberglass & aluminum ladders, Pro-tech Band saw, Mack & Cum- opportunities. In addition to competitive compensation and growth
mins drill presses, Craftsman 10” Table saw, Farmhand 7hp 60gal. Air potential, the benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life in-
compressor, Portable air compressor, 8”Bench grinder, Machinists surance, paid vacation, paid holidays, a 401k plan and profit sharing.
vise, Chop saw, Pallet racking, Scaffold platforms, Rolling carts, Steel
shop benches, Wilton vise, Rolling work stations, Rolling shelve units, If you meet the above requirements please send resume to:
Small digital scales, Metal and wood racking, Rolls of chain, New Manager, Human Resources, The Ohio Art Company, One Toy
shipping boxes, shrink wrap & packing, Metal desks, New OSB sheet- Street, Bryan OH 43506. Electronic resume submissions accept-
ing, New poly drain tile 20’ X 10”,12” & 15” double wall, Fuel tank, ed at careers@ohioart.com or stop in for an application.
Top racking for vans, Coleman gas grill, drill boxes, HD shop Vac,
Small torch sets, Pallets & wood parts bins, Steel tubs, Dump tubs, Equal Opportunity Employer
Pipe wrenches, Bolts, Screws, Truck & Trailer tires, Hand tools and lots
more treasure! Many smaller items not listed here. HELP WANTED - Now hir- Legal
Also selling contents of 4 or 5 storage units at the storage facility. ing weekend 3rd shift Front
Desk Associate and House- LEGAL NOTICE - On August 14, 2017, the Council of the Village of Pioneer, Ohio
See pictures and more details keeper positions. Apply in passed the following legislation:
@ www.auctionzip.com, search Bert Brown. person at 13399 OH-15,
Liquidating left over equipment for Eli Troyer from his Holiday City, OH 43543. Ordinance No. 08-2017: AN ORDINANCE AMENDING APPROPRIATIONS FOR 2017
Agri-Dry LLC business, and adding a few consignors. AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. This Ordinance modifies appropriations during the
Terms: Cash or a good Check, Credit Cards accepted with a 3% For Rent fiscal year 2017 and declares an emergency. All provisions of this Ordinance go into full
force and effect immediately.
convenience fee applied. FOR RENT - Newer two
Albert Bert Brown auctioneer CAI, CES, Shane Sumner auctioneer bedroom duplex with at- Ordinance No. 09-2017: AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING DEDICATION OF RIGHT OF
tached garage in West Uni- WAY WITHIN THE VILLAGE OF PIONEER, OHIO, ACCEPTING THE PUBLIC STREETS
Wyatt Zulch apprentice auctioneer ty. $525 per month & secu- CONSTRUCTED THEREON AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. This Ordinance ac-
rity deposit. 419-630.5193. cepts Transformer Avenue and the extensions to Clark Avenue, Industrial Avenue, and
Place Your Classified Advertisement Today! Coreway Drive as public streets, accepts the right of way for said streets and declares
www.thevillagereporter.com Clay Meadows an emergency. All provisions of this Ordinance go into full force and effect immediately.
Apartments
Resolution No. 107-2017: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMIN-
Fayette, Ohio ISTRATOR TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE
Spacious 1 and 2 OHIO PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION STATE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT AND/OR LO-
CAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM(S) AND TO EXECUTE CONTRACTS
bedroom units. AS REQUIRED. The purpose of this Resolution is to authorize the Village Administrator
Immediate openings to apply to the OPWC for funding of the proposed Clear Fork Drive, Pioneer Avenue,
for 1 and 2 bedroom Briarwood Lane and T&W Parkway Improvement Project and execute any agreements
units. Affordable rent, as required. All provisions of this Resolution go into full force and effect at the earliest
time permitted by law.
water, sewer, and
trash included. Resolution No. 108-2017: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMIN-
ISTRATOR TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE
All kitchen appliances, OHIO PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION STATE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT AND/OR LO-
central air and CAL TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM(S) AND TO EXECUTE CONTRACTS
AS REQUIRED. The purpose of this Resolution is to authorize the Village Administrator
outdoor storage units. to apply to the OPWC for funding of the proposed Lakeshore Drive Improvement Project
and execute any agreements as required. All provisions of this Resolution go into full
419-237-2240 force and effect at the earliest time permitted by law.
www.wodagroup.com
* Must meet income guidelines Resolution No. 109-2017: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINIS-
• We are an equal opportunity TRATOR TO PREPARE AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE OHIO
employer and provider PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION STATE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT AND/OR LOCAL
TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM(S) AND TO EXECUTE CONTRACTS AS
REQUIRED. The purpose of this Resolution is to authorize the Village Administrator to
apply to the OPWC for funding of the proposed Mulberry Street Improvement Project and
execute any agreements as required. All provisions of this Resolution go into full force
and effect at the earliest time permitted by law.

The complete text of the above legislation can be obtained or viewed at the office of
the Village Fiscal Officer at 409 South State Street, Pioneer, Ohio 43554. This summary
was prepared or reviewed and approved by Thomas A. Thompson, Village Solicitor for
the Village of Pioneer, Ohio.

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WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY (NORTHWEST OHIO) SPORTS ACTION

Evergreen Community Celebrates The Legacy
Of Timothy “TJ” Rupp Before Football Game

By: Bill O’ Connell press her thanks to everyone. She spoke PHOTO BY BILL O’ CONNELL, STAFF
THE VILLAGE REPORTER of his love for his job, the school and the
community and how hard he worked to HONORING FORMER ATHLETIC DIRECTOR ... Sarah Rupp listens as Evergreen
The Evergreen Vikings opened the make Evergreen stand out in the league Principal Josh Clark on her left pays tribute to her late husband “TJ” with his suc-
2017 football season hosting the Otsego and the state. In a heart-touching and cessor, Athletic Director Eric Simon, on her right.
Knights Friday night before an overflow- inspiring moment, Sarah introduced a
ing and enthusiastic home crowd on man by the name of “Ken” who was one
their newly installed turf field. of five people her husband helped save
through organ donations, a decision he
Beside the game, a hard-fought 28-14 selflessly made when he earned his driv-
loss, most were there to honor the legacy er’s license at 16 years of age.
of Timothy “TJ” Rupp, the former Viking
Athletic Director who passed away on “My family and I would not be here
April 8th of this year from injuries sus- today if it weren’t for you, the commu-
tained in a car accident. Once again, nity he grew to cherish and the com-
the Evergreen community showed their munity that grew to accept and cherish
compassion, strength and resiliency in him,” said Sarah. “The Evergreen com-
dealing with the wake of one of their own munity, students and staff have sup-
taken far too soon and the support they ported my family in ways I would never
gave to his wife Sarah, their son Brant- have expected.”
ley and their unborn son Henry.
Following the tribute, the game was
Speaking on behalf of the Evergreen played on the new turf that TJ had
Local School District, Principal Josh championed for so long to bring to Ever-
Clark thanked the community for its green and, of course, set a standard for
outpouring of love, support and encour- other schools to follow. While he may
agement after the accident. “You sent not have been there to see his long-time
cards, donations to Sarah Rupp and her goal achieved, TJ Rupp was there in
family and selflessly volunteered to sim- spirit, in family and in name.
ply be there when necessary,” he said.
“Tragedy doesn’t define us,” continued Located on the west side of the field,
Mr. Clark. “Rather it exposes our char- between the 25 and 30 yard lines, are the
acter, resolve and steadfast ability to initials “TJ” in Evergreen Gold, bordered
keep pressing on, even when it hurts. by white and surrounded by the green
We move forward—not to forget TJ Rupp of the turf. The initials will be there for
and his amazing example—but to honor years to come, much like the impact he
his legacy by living as he did.” had on the lives of the students and peo-
ple in the Evergreen community.
When Mr. Clark was done, Sarah
courageously took the microphone to ex- Bill can be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Bruner Reaches 400
Wins With Hilltop
PAYING RESPECT ... Lady Vikings paid tribute to TJ Rupp at recent meet.

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By: Monica Smith a state title in 1991, Regional titles in ADDITIONAL PHOTOS INSIDE
THE VILLAGE REPORTER 1991 and 92; district titles in 1991, 92
Veteran Coach Janice Bruner started and 94; and BBC titles in 1987, 1990,
her 31st coaching season with a 5 set 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998,
win over BBC rival Edon and reached 1999, 2000, and 2004.
the 400 win milestone in the process.
Hilltop started out with two big wins Several of her former “kids” she now
only to lose two back and fought hard to teaches with including Jennifer Yoh,
win the final set and secure another ac- Angie Dunson and Amanda Nofziger; as
complishment in Bruner’s career. well as current Hilltop Volleyball coach-
Bruner took over the reigns as Var- es Rhonda VanArsdalen, Emily Rodri-
sity Volleyball Coach in 1987 and has guez and Kayla Settlemire. Assistant
been impacting her student athletes Coach Cristin Hagans has been on the
ever since. They in turn have given her coaching staff for 23 years.
a career record of 400-299, including
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Wauseon Defeats Hilltop In First Meet At New Home Course

PHOTOS BY NATE CALVIN, STAFF

Hilltop Cadet Football
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September 1-7

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(Sep 5) Edon @ Hilltop (Sep 5) Defiance @ Archbold
(Sep 5) Lake @ Swanton (Sep 5) Edgerton @ Fairview
(Sep 5) Montpelier @ North Central (Sep 5) Hilltop @ Liberty Center
(Sep 6) Anthony Wayne @ Swanton (Sep 5) Swanton @ Stryker
(Sep 7) Antwerp/North Central @ Pet- (Sep 5) Waite @ North Central
(Sep 7) Antwerp @ Edon
tisville (Sep 7) Delta @ Bryan
(Sep 7) Archbold/Bryan @ Evergreen (Sep 7) Hilltop @ Pettisville
(Sep 7) Montpelier @ Fayette
(Sep 7) Edgerton @ Hilltop (Sep 7) Patrick Henry @ Archbold
(Sep 7) Fayette @ Montpelier (Sep 7) Stryker @ North Central
(Sep 7) Swanton @ Liberty Center
(Sep 7) Hicksville @ Edon (Sep 7) Wauseon @ Evergreen
(Sep 7) Liberty Center @ Swanton
(Sep 7) Patrick Henry/Wauseon @ Delta

TENNIS (GIRLS) SOCCER (BOYS)
(Sep 5) Bryan @ Ottawa Hills (Sep 2) Delta @ Paulding
(Sep 7) Archbold @ Ottawa Hills (Sep 2) Genoa @ Swanton
(Sep 7) Bluffton @ Wauseon (Sep 5) Maumee Valley Country Day @
(Sep 7) Bryan @ Toledo Christian
Delta
CROSS COUNTRY (Sep 7) Archbold @ Springfield
(Sep 2) Bryan/Edgerton/Fayette/North (Sep 7) Pettisville @ Wauseon
Central/Stryker/Wauseon @ Columbus
SOCCER (GIRLS)
Grove Invitational (Sep 2) Bryan @ Ottawa Glandorf
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Van Wert Downs Bryan Golden Bears 27-7

PHOTOS BY ANGI CAMPOS, STAFF VARSITY FOOTBALL
August 25th, 2017

Antwerp 32 Montpelier 28
The Locos scored with 2:21 to go to take the lead but Antwerp answered
back with a touchdown with 0:28 seconds to go for the thrilling victory. Austin
Grubb had a 51-yd touchdown scamper and Dakota Benner hooked up with
Jaden VanTong on a 28-yd strike as the teams entered the locker room tied at
13 at halftime. Benner got the Locos going to start the second half with a 45-
yard scoring run to put Montpelier back in front 20-13. The Archers answered
back with a score of their own to knot the game back up at 20 entering the 4th
quarter. Antwerp retook the lead at 26-20 on a touchdown with 5:23 to go. The
Locos tied the game on a 48-yd touchdown pass by Benner to Holden Uribes,
followed by a successful 2pt conversation run by Austin Grubb and the Locos
were back in front 28-26. But the Archers answered back one more time with
a 17-yard td pass with 0:28 to win the game. This game saw plenty of offense
with Antwerp totaling 419 yards to 373 for Montpelier. Benner ended up 6-11
passing for 116 yards with 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Austin Grubb
had 120 yards on the ground for Montpelier with a touchdown. Montpelier
opens the home part of their schedule on Friday when Evergreen comes to
town.

Otsego 28 Evergreen 14
First year Head Coach Aaron Schmidt and his Evergreen Vikings showed
everyone despite the loss this will be a different Viking team this season. The
game was tied 7-7 after a Jack Etue to Hunter Van Wert touchdown pass in the
first quarter. Otsego would then score 21 unanswered points to pull a way for
the win. Van Wert led the Vikes in both rushing and receiving, carrying the ball
19 times for 55 yards and he also pulled in three receptions for 62 yards. Etue
was 10/20 for 124 yards throwing the ball for Evergreen with two touchdowns
and one interception.

Wauseon 31 Fairview 14
The Indians, coming off a disappointing 2016 campaign, took a step in the
right direction with this road win. After Fairview took an early 7-0 lead it was
Everett Bueter finding the end zone to tie the game at 7. Owen Newlove would
then intercept a pass by the Fairview quarterback and return it for a score
putting Wauseon ahead 14-7. Bueter added a 4-yard touchdown run before
the half and the Indians had a 21-7 lead at the half. With Fairview’s offense
struggling, their defense tried to bring them back starting with a fumble return
for a touchdown by Caleb Frank to cut the Indians lead to 21-14. Despite only
84 yards of offense by the Apaches they were able to keep the game close but
a 33-yd field goal by Andrew Gray near the end of the 3rd quarter and another
touchdown run by Bueter, his third of the game, providing the winning margin
for the Tribe. Along with his three scores, Bueter had 82 yards on 9 carries
while Junior Martinez had 18 carries for 87 yards. Wauseon’s defense was the
story of the night forcing 3 Fairview turnovers on top of holding them under
100 yards of total offense. Wauseon will host their home opener on Friday
when they take on Tinora at 7pm.

Edgerton 42 Hilltop 6
A dominating performance from start to finish is the best way to describe
this seasoning opening win for the Bulldogs. Edgerton rolled up 466 yards of
offense for the game and had a 35-0 halftime lead over the Cadets. Clayton
Flegal accounted for 4 of the 6 Bulldog touchdowns, throwing for 2 and run-
ning for 2 more. He finished the game 4-10 thru the air for 191 yards includ-
ing both touchdown passes going to Braydon Cape, one for 77 yards and the
other 65 yards. For the game, Cape had 3 catches totaling 171 yards and those
two touchdowns. Running the ball, he had 11 carries for 81 yards and Hunter
Prince carried the ball 12 times for 71 yards. Running back Tyler Suboski pro-
vided much of the offense for Hilltop with his 107 yards rushing and scoring
the only Cadets touchdown of the night. Hilltop remains at home Friday host-
ing Antwerp and Edgerton has their home opener hosting Route 49 rival Edon.

McComb 51 Delta 6
Opening the season on the road against Division VII powerhouse McComb
proved to be too much for the Panthers. Delta only managed 36 yards of offense
to go with four first downs in the game. Delta was also hurt by turnovers has
they lost 3 fumbles. Dylan Rogers provided the highlight of the night for the
Panthers with his 35-yard touchdown run in the 4th quarter. Rogers ended
up with 49 yards on 8 carries. It’s another road game coming up on Friday for
Delta when they travel to Toledo Rogers.

Ayersville 25 Edon 19
Senior Travis Siebenaler was all over the field for Blue Bombers on Friday
night. Siebenaler had an 57-yard interception return for a score in the first
and a 12-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter has Edon battled
the heavily favored Pilot right down to the end. The Bombers used the pass-
ing game to stay close with quarterback Carson Brandt going 24/39 for 259
yards with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. Siebenaler ended the night with
11 catches for 172 yards for Edon, who did have a 12-7 lead over the Pilots at
halftime. Edon is on the road Friday at Edgerton.

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Evergreen Falls To Otsego In Season Opener

PHOTOS BY BILL O’CONNELL, STAFF

VIEW ALL PHOTOS OF THIS EVENT FOR Varsity Golf were easy winners over their visitors
FREE AT WWW.THEVILLAGEREPORTER.COM August 21st, 2017 from Wood County. CJ Moser was low
man with a score of 38, Eric Parker
Fall Leagues Now Forming! Bryan 163 Paulding 172 shot a 40, Dylann Grann with a 42,
Bryan’s Connor Shirkey fired a and Luke Wheeler had a 45 in this im-
Beginning in Mid-September one over par round of 37 to pace the pressive performance by the Indians.
Wednesdays and every other Golden Bears at Auglaize Golf Club in
Saturday and Sunday Defiance. Case Hartman (40), Zhane North Central 167 Edon 260
Cupp (43), and Peyton Lamberson (43) The Eagles started BBC play with
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Delta 186 Fayette 193 Hilltop ver (46) all had solid rounds for North
217 Central.

Delta was able to edge out Fay- Other scores: (No stats reported)
ette in this tri-match behind Jay Swanton 187, Toledo Christian 214
Vann with a round of 40 earning him
match medalist honors at White Pines August 24th, 2017
Golf Course. Brady Wymer with a 47,
Chase Stickley 49, and Cole Mattin North Central 193
with a 50 helped the Panthers to the Pettisville 203
first-place finish. Fayette scoring came
from: Travis Wagner (43), Noah Brine- The Eagles picked up their second
gar (46), Tanner Lemley (48), and Noah league win behind a 43 from Chace
Bingman (56). For the Hilltop Cadets, Boothman and a 45 by Landon Pat-
it was: Skyler Butterfield (44), Jestin ten on the front nine at Ironwood in
Maddox (52), Dominik Schmitt (59), Wauseon. Josh Bailey shot a 51 and
and Karter Gray (62). Jack Bailey along with Zayde Vana-
uken had 54s. Tom McWatters fired a
Wauseon 175 Holgate 226 49 for the Blackbirds followed by Max
Wauseon senior CJ Moser contin- Lepplemeier with a 50. Rounding out
ued his fine season shooting a 38 to the scoring for Pettisville was Graeme
lead the Indians to the win in this one Jacoby with a 51 and Caleb Nofziger
at Ironwood. Wauseon also picked up with a round of 53.
solid rounds by Trent Armstrong with
a 44, Eric Parker carding a 45, and Ca- Wauseon 179 Fairview 197
leb Leu with a round of 50 to help the It was another home win for the In-
Indians to the dual match win. dians as CJ Moser shot a 38 on the
back nine at Ironwood Golf Course.
Other scores: (No stats reported) Wauseon was able to use four scores
Archbold 160, Tinora 173 below 50 with Eric Parker firing a 45,
Dylan Grann a 48, and Trent Arm-
August 22nd, 2017 strong with a 48 also to compliment
the round by Moser.
Delta 177 Gibsonburg 178
Northwood 240 Bryan Wins Wayne Trace
Invitational
Delta used three scores in the 40’s
to edge out Gibsonburg in a tri-match A team score of 156 was good
at Chippewa Golf Club. Jay Vann was enough for Bryan to take the top spot
medalist for the Panthers with his at Pleasant Valley Golf Course. Zhane
round of 40. Cole Mattin came through Cupp was tournament with a 37, win-
with a fine round of 42, Brady Wymer ning the tiebreaker with a golfer from
shot a 45, and Chase Stickley fired a Crestview who also shot a 37. Also fin-
50. Sydney Leyerle of Gibsonburg was ishing in the top 10 individually were
match medalist with a 38. Case Hartman (39) in 6th and Connor
Shirkey (40) placing 7th. Andrew Hell-
Fayette 188 Pettisville 202 er just missed the top 10 because of
Tanner Lemley shot a 43 for Fay- tiebreakers has he also shot a 40 for
ette to earn medalist honors as the the Bears.
Eagles knocked off Pettisville in this
BBC match at Ironwood in Wauseon. Montpelier 183 Hilltop 203
Lemley combined with Noah Brinegar The Locos took the win in this BBC
(46), Noah Bingman (49), and Travis dual match thanks to a round of 42
Wagner (50) for the Eagle victory. For by match medalist Brock O’ Neal at
the Blackbirds, they were led by Aus- Suburban Golf Course. Garret Witte
tin Horning with a 49, Max Leppelmeir carded a 46, Aaron Stoy fired a 47,
a 50, Tom McWatters with a 51, and and it was Hunter Burlew with a 48
Caleb Nofziger shot a 52. for Montpelier.

Wauseon 165 Otsego 216 Other scores: (No stats reported)
All six Wauseon golfers shot a 46 Elmwood 181, Swanton 191
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Antwerp Scores Late TD To Defeat Montpelier

PHOTOS BY NATE CALVIN, STAFF

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August 21st, 2017 The Blue Streaks came close to their WAUSEON HIGH SCHOOL BRYAN HIGH SCHOOL
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Wauseon 5 Toledo Christian 0 Springfield. After Belle Clark and Leah The Wauseon senior golfer recorded In their NWOAL match versus
The Indians picked up their first win Miller were both defeated in their sin- a hole in one on August 7th at the Wauseon on August 24th, the senior
of the season by sweeping the Eagles gles matches by identical scores of 1-6, season opening Defiance Invitation- striker scored 3 times giving her a hat
of Toledo Christian. In first singles, 0-6, Elizabeth Mignin was able to get al tournament. Moser scored the ace trick and helping her Golden Bears to
Maddi Wendt was an easy 6-0, 6-0 the win in third singles 2-6, 6-2, 10- on the 130-yard 3rd hole at Eagle the 4-2 win over the Indians. She then
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August 19th, 2017 Teams Begin Season At Defiance
Invitational
Delta Girls Place 21st And The
Boys Finish 18th At OHSAA The Wauseon Indians were the top
Invitational area boys team at the Early Bird Invita-
tional finishing 4th as a team with 151
The Delta boys and girls cross points. Kyle Vernot ran to a 9th place
country teams began their seasons finish in a time of 16:28.66 for the Indi-
at the OHSAA Invitational. Freshman ans. Edgerton placed 6th as a team fol-
Jenna Hallet was the top finisher for lowed by Pettisville in 8th, Bryan 11th,
the girls placing 29th overall in a time Fayette 13th, Evergreen 15th, Archbold
of 22:45.8. In the boys race, senior 16th, North Central 18th, Montpelier
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finishing 15th with a time of 18:09.5. Pettisville won the girls race with a time
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(No stats reported) in a time of 20:20.25. In the team stand-
Boys: Wauseon 16 Hilltop 47 ings, Pettisville was 4th, Bryan 5th,
Girls: Wauseon 23 Hilltop 36 Archbold 7th, Evergreen 8th, Edgerton
9th, Wauseon 10th, Montpelier 11th,
Hilltop 16th, and North Central 19th.

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Hilltop & Montpelier Square Off In BBC Volleyball

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Varsity Volleyball Other scores: (No stats reported)
August 21st, 2017 Evergreen 3, Maumee 0
Antwerp 3, North Central 0
Delta 3 Fayette 1 Defiance 3, Wauseon 0
After dropping the first set to the Tinora 3, Bryan 0
Eagles, the Panthers came back to (8th grade volleyball)
take the next three sets on their home Pettisville d. Fayette 25-10, 25-14
court to win the match 23-25, 25-11,
25-19, 25-23. Kinnsey Finnen had a August 24th, 2017
big night for the Panthers recording
21 kills to go with her 5 aces, 12 digs, Montpelier 3 Hilltop 1
and one block. Delta was led in as- The Lady Locos moved to 1-1 in the
sists by Abbey Freeman with 23 along BBC with a four set win over Hilltop
with her 10 digs. Alexa Tenney had 4 25-8, 15-25, 25-16, 25-17. Hanna
aces, 14 assists, and 8 digs while Madi Bumb was tops in assists for the night
Nadolyn and Raelyn Hutchinson con- with 34 while Aubree Moss had 29
tributed 10 digs apiece. digs. Jaelyn Lyons added 11 kills with
3 blocks while Rebekah Carr contrib-
Edgerton 3 Montpelier 0 uted 9 kills and 3 blocks. For the Lady
The Bulldogs opened their season Cadets who fall to 1-1 in the league,
with a convincing win at home in three Kendall Roth was 13/13 serving with
sets, 25-15, 25-22, 26-24. The Loco- 6 kills and Maddy Underwood 18/19
motives were led by Rheanna Stoy serving with 4 aces. The JV game was
with 7 kills and Jaely Lyons with 5 won by Hilltop in two sets, 25-18 and
kills. Edgerton JV was victorious as 25-22.
well in two sets while the Edgerton
freshmen were three set winners over North Central 3 Fayette 0
Montpelier. In the battle of the Eagles it was
North Central coming out with the win
Holgate 3 Pettisville 2 in their league opener in three sets 25-
Pettisville won the second and third 23, 25-14, 25-18. For Fayette, Trista
sets only to see Holgate come back to Fruchey had 2 blocks and 3 kills, Ma-
win the fourth and then the deciding taya Rufenacht with 5 kills, Bailee
fifth set 15-8. Kyra Behnfeldt was tops Smith added 2 aces, 3 kills, and 13
for Pettisville with 37 digs while she digs, and Brylee Riegsecker racked up
was 15/18 serving. Morgan Lepple- 13 assists. North Central is now 1-0
meier was also solid in the serving in the league while Fayette falls to 0-2.
department for the Blackbirds go-
ing 15/16 with 3 aces to go with her Pettisville 3 Edon 0
36/39 hitting with 16 kills. The Pettis- The Lady Blackbirds improved to
ville JV won their match over Holgate 2-0 in the BBC with a 25-14, 25-14,
25-14, 25-10. 25-9 win over the Lady Blue Bombers.
Kyra Behnfeldt had 20 digs for Pet-
August 22nd, 2017 tisville and Morgan Leppelmeier was
11/13 serving along with 2 aces and
Lake 3 Delta 0 she was also solid in the hitting de-
Kinsey Finnen was the leader in partment going 22/24 with 12 kills.
kills for the Lady Panthers has she re- Jess Youse was also solid in hitting
corded 9 kills to go along with her 6 by going 22/28 with 10 kills. Mauri-
digs. Abby Freeman contributed 9 as- cea Crouch added 13 assists and was
sists and 5 digs while Realyn Hutchin- a perfect 13/13 serving. Olivia Rad-
son had 9 digs. abaugh paced Edon with 19 of the
teams 68 digs in the match while Riley
Pettisville 3 Fayette 0 Bloir added 18 digs. Alea Brandt and
The Blackbirds picked up the win Hanna Fogel tied for the team lead in
in this BBC opener for both teams 25- kills with 5 each.
14, 25-14, 25-9. Kyra Behnfeldt was
7/8 serving with 2 aces and 15 digs, Delta 3 Emmanuel Christian 0
Morgan Lepplemeier 12/15 serving The Panthers moved to 3-0 on the
with 2 aces to go with her 12/12 hit- season with a non-league win over the
ting night that included 7 kills, and Warriors of Emmanuel Christian 25-6,
Jess Youse went 14/16 serving with 25-14, 25-14. Abby Freeman led Delta
2 aces and was 22/24 hitting with 13 in assists with 19 to go with her 1 kill
kills. Pettisville is now 1-1 on the sea- and 2 digs. Kinsey Finnen was the top
son overall while Fayette drops to 0-2. server for Delta with 10 aces on top of
10 kills and 7 digs. Realyn Hutchison
Stryker 3 Montpelier 0 added an ace with 9 digs while Brook-
The Panthers moved to 2-0 on the lyn Green had 8 kills and Madi Nad-
young season by knocking off the Lo- olny added 5 kills of her own.
comotives in the BBC opener for both Other scores: (No stats reported)
schools. Montpelier’s top performers Ayersville 3, Archbold 0
of the night were Rheanna Stoy with Evergreen 3, Cardinal Stritch 1
6 kills and 13 digs, Hanna Bumb with Fairview 3, Stryker 2
17 assists and 21 digs, and Aubree Swanton 3, Gibsonburg 1
Moss with 17 digs. Stryker JV defeat-
ed Montpelier in two sets.

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ter dropping the first two sets to win Hilltop d. Montpelier in 2 sets
the next two but the Cadets were able (8th grade volleyball)
to take the last set 15-7 for the five- Edon d. Pettisville 25-16, 25-11
set victory. Morgyn Siegel was 28/30 North Central d. Fayette 25-7,25-
serving with 2 aces to go with her 9 11
digs and 7 kills on the night. The Ca- Hilltop d. Montpelier in 2 sets
dets also had Aubrey Wyse with 9 digs
and 7 kills while Johnnie Roth also August 26th, 2017
had 9 digs and 7 kills. For Edon, it was
Olivia Radabaugh with 28 digs and 4 Scores: (No stats reported)
aces, Riley Bloir with 10 kills and 20 Archbold d. Stryker 2-0
digs, and Hanna Fogel with 15 kills Crestview d. Archbold 2-1
and 11 digs. The win was the 400th in Crestview d. Stryker 2-0
the career of Hilltop head coach Jan- Swanton d. Maumee 3-0
ice Bruner. The Hilltop JV team was Tinora d. Wauseon 3-0
also a winner over Edon 25-16, 26-24. North Central d. Fremont (IN) 3-0

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Bryan Shutouts Wauseon In NWOAL Matchup

PHOTOS BY NATE CALVIN, STAFF

BOYS VARSITY SOCCER credited with one non-goalie save.
August 21st, 2017 Other scores: (No stats reported)
Liberty Center 4, Delta 1

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this game as they dominated the time Bryan 1 Van Wert 0
of possession versus the Bulldogs. Evan Smith accounted for the only
Connor Wyse had a huge part in this Golden Bears goal of the night as
one as he scored or assisted on all five Bryan picked up the win on the road.
goals for the Blackbirds finishing with Issac Bowers assisted on the lone
2 goals. All the goals for Pettisville score of the night. Reese Jackson had
were assisted giving them 8 assists on 2 saves in the shutout win. Bryan is
9 goals during this young season. Also now 3-0 overall on the season. The
finding the net for Pettisville was Det- Bryan JV also won as they defeated
ric Yoder (2) and Landon Roth (1). Yo- the Cougars 3-1.
der and Roth each had an assist while
Canidate Vickery had two. Pettisville 3 Maumee 3
Other scores: (No stats reported) In what was a back and forth match,
Toledo Start 3, Swanton 0 the Blackbirds scored late to salvage
a tie against the Panthers. Pettisville
August 22nd, 2017 struck first on a goal by Detric Yoder
to go ahead 1-0. After Maumee tied it
Archbold 4 Van Buren 3 at 1, Eli Greiser scored on a penalty
The Blue Streaks came from be- kick to make it 2-1 Blackbirds. Mau-
hind for the win after surrendering mee answered back with consecutive
an early lead. Archbold would get first goals to take a 3-2 lead. Yoder again
half goals from Josh Kidder and Clay found the net with a penalty kick in
Gerig, both assisted by Kaiden Bed- the 75th minute to tie the game again
sole, to take a 2-0 halftime lead. Van and that was how it ended. Pettisville
Buren responded in the second half is now 1-1-1 on the season.
by scoring three unanswered goals to
take a 3-2 lead. Bedsole then tied the August 26th, 2017
game on a penalty kick at the 12:04
mark. Luke McQuade scored the game Archbold 7 Pettisville 0
winning goal with 5:35 remaining on Josh Kidder scored three goals
an assist from Kidder to complete the as Archbold rolled to the shutout
come from behind victory. Archbold win over Pettisville under the lights
also won the junior varsity game 3-1 in Archbold. Kidder scored his first
over Van Buren. goal with 3:26 left in the 1st half to
extend the Blue Streaks lead to 3-0.
Bryan 4 Wauseon 0 Trey Theobald scored just 44 seconds
The Golden Bears jumped out to later on a penalty kick to make it a
a 3-0 halftime lead and went on to a 4-0 Archbold lead at halftime. Kidder
shutout at Wauseon in the NWOAL added two more goals in the second
opener. Tyler Manon accounted for a half, and Andrew Hogrefe scored one
hat trick as he scored three goals and in between the Kidder scores to com-
Evan Smith added the fourth. Assists plete the scoring for Archbold. Kaiden
on the night were Manon, Smith, Zach Bedsole and Clay Gerig each had a
Seaman, and Mason Frazer with one goal also as the Streaks improved to
apiece. Reese Jackson had three saves 3-0 on the season. Archbold was also
in goal while Austin Tomaszewski was victorious in the JV match by a score
of 4-0 over the Blackbirds.

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Bowling Green 5, Evergreen 2 Leading 3-2 in the final seconds it
Swanton 5, Ottawa-Glandorf 3 looked as if Bryan was about to come
away with the win but Ottoville was
August 22nd, 2017 able to score with one second left on
the clock to come away with the tie.
Lima Shawnee 4 Bryan 2 Bryan’s goals on the day came from
The league opener for the Lady Gold- seniors Allye Minor with one and Gra-
en Bears found the traveling to Lima cie Voight added two. Voight, Kayla Ar-
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corded for saves in goal for Bryan. Delta 1, Cardinal Stritch 1

Other scores: (No stats reported) Evergreen 5, Paulding 0
Evergreen 8, Toledo Rogers 1 Defiance 2, Wauseon 0

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VARSITY GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY ... (Row 1) Kelly Miller, Ava Hoylman, Anna Hudspeath, Mayzie VARSITY BOYS CROSS COUNTRY ... (Row 1) Owen King, Jaret
Clark, Ellie Wixom, Madeline Shumaker, (Row 2) Assistant Coach Gabe Jaramillo, Morgan Leppel- Rychener, Logan Rufenacht, (Row 2) Caleb Nolander, Evan War-
meier, Katie Hauter, Nichole Foor, Sarah Herring, Elizabeth Sauder, Sarah Foor. ner, Max Leppelmeier, Assistant Coach Gabe Jaramillo. Missing
from photo: Jacob Myers, Head Coach Tom Wagner.

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WauseoInndians 2017 Williams & Fulton County

PHOTOS BY BILL O’CONNELL AND NATE CALVIN, STAFF

VARSITY FOOTBALL ... (Row 1) Everett Bueter, Cam Sauber, Hunter Yackee, Owen Newlove, (Row 2) Blake Cole, Mac Warncke, Kyle Zirkle, Matt Malone, Brandon Moore,
Dalton Sluder, Jacob Gillen, Andrew Gray, Dawson Rupp, Junior Martinez, (Row 3) Zac Carroll, Christian Cantu, Garrett Demaline, Sam Frank, Jaiden Falke, Joey Shema,
Garrett Smith, Trevor Rodriguez, Xavier Torres, Matt Gonzales, Levi Seiler, Miguel Gomez, (Row 4) Sammy Sosa, Sinjin Smith, Thomas Leahy, Carson Mahlman, Noah Tester,
Holden Serres, Alex Moore, Cody Figy, Sean Brock, Trent Sauber, Riley Sluder, (Row 5) Student Trainer – Lindsay Renfer, Brady Thomas, Landon Nisely, Jacob Couts, Hunter
Nofziger, Jaden Banister, Connar Penrod, Andrew Figgins, Jack Shema, Ethan Kessler, Student Trainer – Aubrey Starkweather, (Row 6) Ball Boy Tre Martinez, Carter Hite, Jac
Schroeder, Jackson Bauer, Cameron Cantu, Tyson Britsch, Kolton DeGroff, Cooper Lane, Andrew Perez, Jalen Suarez, Noah Sauber, Isaac Wilson, (Row 7) Coaches – Adam
Moose, Kyle Borton, Terry Lind, Ray Martinez, Head Coach Travis Cooper, J.D. Schnitkey, Shawn Moore, Mike Webster, Ken Brandon. Missing: Zeb Smith

JV CHEERLEADERS ... (Row 1) Callie Schnitkey, McKenna Thierry, (Row 2) Mal- FRESHMAN CHEERLEADERS ... (Row 1) Victoria Rios, Kaitlynn Christenson, Le-
lorie Strauss, Marissa Martinez, (Row 3) Adriel Nelson, Katelyn Guanci, Brianna anne Pownall, (Row 2) Loren Starkweather, Emily Parker. Missing: Olivia Clark.
Allen, Kyla Malosh, Maggie Roelfsema. Mallorie Strauss, Paige Smith, Rachel Lee.

Good
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VARSITY CHEERLEADERS ... (Row 1) Taylor Caudill, Amanda Baker, Kylee Williams, (Row 2) Kennedy Grime,
Jillian Reynolds, Rylee Wreede, Madison Lulfs, Macey Coronado, Paige Smith.

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BOYS VARSITY SOCCER ... (Row 1) Jakob Pahl, Benicio Vielma, Noah Becker, Jacob Hageman, Jameson Gray, Chase Soltis, Ethan Glover, Keegan Waxler, Jonah Fig-
gins, Logan Richer, (Row 2) Head Coach Shawn Kaufmann, Zander Kesler, Jeremiah Wiebeck, Jesus Cruz, Drew Krall, Jory Kesler, Lucas Blanchong, Aaron Newland,
Easton Delgado, J.T. Hutchinson, Brandon Martinez, Coach Casey Elson.

GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER ... (Row 1) Managers Ezra Dixon, Rylee Vasvery, Macy Gerig, (Row 2) Cailey Dobaczewski, Audrey Leininger, Alyssa Strain, Jessica Perez,
Briley Rupp, Daisy Giguere, Amanda Wendt, Anna Koenig, Samantha Knauer, (Row 3) Coach Jordanne Marks, Serena Pratt, Jasmine Coleman-Davis, Kyrin Grime,
Alex Gray, Jaydelin Vasvery, Hannah Spadafore, Kendra Gorczyca, Avery Giguere, Mya Suarez, Rylee Campbell, Head Coach Brandon Schroeder.

JV VOLLEYBALL ... (Row 1) Harlee Floss, Grace Leininger, Skylar Reckner, Juli FRESHMAN VOLLEYBALL. .. (Row 1) Marisol Ramirez, Rachael Smith, Kiara
Spadafore, Chelsie Raabe, (Row 2) Salina Santiago, Tamera Smith, Coach Dennis Stutzman, Jayden Walther, Jadelin Shannon, (Row 2) Coach Sydney Chamberlain,
Walton, Alisa Shelt, Delanie Roush. Chelsie Raabe, Haleigh Wurst, Alexis Haury.

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GIRLS TENNIS ... (Row 1) BreAnn Garcia, Sierra Rupp, Julie Waldron, Alizia Kudlica, (Row 2) Coach Kody GROEBDIG!
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BOYS CROSS COUNTRY ... (Row 1) Nolan Flint, Hunter Knapp, Braden Vernot, Maddux Chamberlin, Layton Best Wishes For
Wilson, (Row 2) Coach Joe Allen, Ryan Scherer, Michael Cheezan, Kyle Vernot, Josh Lowry, Jacob Barone, An- A Great Season!
don Raker, Coach Tom Vernot.

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Fulton County Junior & Senior Fair

Friday, September 1st Labor Day Horseshoe Tournament
12:30 P.M. Jr. Fair Dairy Show – Spangler Arena
9:00 A.M. Gates Open Judging Open Dairy – Spangler Arena (to follow Jr. Fair)
Out of Field & Antique Tractor Pulls – Grandstand
Judging Agriculture, Fruits, Vegetables & Canned Goods 1:00 P.M. Corn Hole Contest (Mixed Doubles)
10:00 A.M. ALSA Open Llama & Alpaca Show – Spangler Arena – Registration: Noon – Park Area
3:00 P.M. Guys & Gals Sheep Lead Class – Sale Arena
Judging Open Poultry – Poultry Barn 6:00 P.M. Post N’ Rails Pleasure & Contesting – Ages 8 & under
12:00 P.M. Judging Culinary & Floral – Arts & Craft Bldg.
5:00 P.M. Baked Goods Auction – Veterans’ Pavilion – Osthimer Arena
7:30 P.M. Travis Tritt – Grandstand
6:00 P.M. Judging Beef Breeding – Jr. Fair & Open Class – – Caroline Kole will open the concert at 7 P.M.
Spangler Arena
6:30 P.M. Flag Raising Ceremony – Veterans’ Association – 7:30 P.M. Costumed Animal Show, Cow Milking Contest & Butter
Carving – Spangler Arena
Grandstand
NTPA Sanctioned Tractor & Truck Pulls – Grandstand

Saturday, September 2nd - Veterans’ Day Tuesday, September 5th - Junior Fair Day

Veterans & Spouses Admitted Free into the Fairgrounds until 6 PM All School Children Admitted Free into the Fairgrounds until 6 PM
Free Ham & Bean Dinner to Veterans & Families by Veterans’ Assoc. 10:00 A.M. Judging Open Horses & Ponies – Osthimer Horse Arena
Jr. Fair Dog Show – Sale Arena
8:00 A.M. Jr. Fair Hog Show – Sale Arena 12:00 P.M. Open Livestock Judging – Spangler Arena
Jr. Fair Horse & Donkey Show – Osthimer Horse Arena Judging Floral – Arts & Craft Bldg
1:00 P.M. Corn Hole Contest (Youth) – Registration: Noon
9:30 A.M. Horseshoe Championship Tournament – Park Area
11:00 A.M. Jr. Fair Feeder Calf Show (Dairy then Beef) Youth Horseshoe Championship – Youth ages 9-17
3:00 P.M. Straw Loading Contest – Spangler Arena
– Spangler Arena Pedal Power Pull – Sale Arena – Registration 1:30-2:30
12:30 P.M. Harness Racing with Pari-Mutuel Wagering Money Scramble – Sale Arena – Youth ages 6 & under
6:00 P.M. Harness Racing with Pari-Mutuel Wagering
– Grandstand (Free) – Grandstand (Free)
5:00 P.M. Classic Car Display – Sale Arena 7:00 P.M. Golden Gloves Boxing – Sale Arena
6:30 P.M. Jr. Fair King & Queen Crowning – South Stage Showman of Showmen Contest – Osthimer Horse Arena,
then Spangler Arena
Jr. Fair Steer Show – Spangler Arena
7:00 P.M. Pickup Truck Pulls – Grandstand
7:30 P.M. Van-Dells – 50s & 60s Show – South Stage (Free)

Catholic Mass Service – Christian Music Bldg.

Sunday, September 3rd Wednesday, September 6th - Senior Citizen’s Day

8:00 A.M. Jr. Fair Horse Show – Osthimer Horse Arena All Senior Citizens Age 65 & Over Admitted
Jr. Fair Poultry Show – Sale Arena Free into Fairgrounds until 6 PM

9:00 A.M. Jr. Fair Rabbit Show – Spangler Arena 9:00 A.M. Open Goat Show – Spangler Arena
10:30 A.M. Worship Service with The Littles – Christian Music Bldg. 10:00 A.M. Senior Citizens Party – Veterans’ Pavilion
11:30 A.M. Draft Horse & Pony Show – Osthimer Horse Arena
1:00 P.M. Golden Wedding Party – Veterans’ Pavilion
Corn Hole Contest – Registration: Noon – Park Area 1:00 P.M. Seniors Horseshoe Tournament
Women’s Day Demonstrations – Veterans’ Pavilion
2:00 P.M. Labor Day Weekend Horseshoe Tournament
Free Throw & 3 Point Basketball Shooting Contest – 6:00 P.M. Jr. Fair Small Animal Sale – Sale Arena
Sale Arena Sale Order: Turkeys, Horse Item, Rabbits
(Fryer/Roaster), Goats, Chickens
4:00 P.M. Michigan Miniature Horse Pull – Spangler Arena
5:00 P.M. OBB in concert – Christian Music Bldg. (Free) 6:30 P.M. Top of Ohio Club Calf Classic Feeder Show
7:00 P.M. Stomping Grounds! 2017 – Fulton County – Spangler Arena
Doubles Horseshoe Tournament
Youth Event – Sale Arena
7:30 P.M. Survivor & Loverboy – Grandstand 7:00 P.M. KOI Racing with Lawnmower Derby - Grandstand

Bits & Harness Pony Pull – Spangler Arena Thursday, September 7th

Monday, September 4th 9:00 A.M. Jr. Fair Large Animal Sale – Sale Arena
Sale Order: Gallon of Milk, Hogs, Sheep, Steers (Dairy/
8:00 A.M. Jr. Fair Goat Show and Cart & Pack Goat Exhibition Beef/Born & Raised), Feeder Calves (Dairy/Beef)
– Spangler Arena Second Feeder Calf Sale to follow First Feeder Calf
Sale – Spangler Arena
9:00 A.M. Versatility Horse Show – Osthimer Horse Arena
Jr. Fair Sheep Show – Sale Arena 6:30 P.M. Ohio’s Greatest Demolition Derby – Grandstand
7:00 P.M. Blend Acapella – South Stage (Free)
10:00 P.M. Flag Lowering Ceremony – Veterans’ Association

– Grandstand
11:00 P.M. Close of the 2017 Fulton County Fair

Merchants Exhibitors

JOIN OUR TEAM Fri., Sat., Mon., Wed. 9 A.M. – 10 P.M. 9:30 A.M. – 9:30 P.M.
Sun., Tues., Thurs. Noon – 10 P.M. Noon – 9:30 P.M.
Filling Homes’ services to people with Dogs are not allowed on Fairgrounds, except at owner’s campsite.
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Do What Matters Most! Carotid Screening

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Sunday, Sept. 3, 1-7......................................................Radiology

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Tuesday, Sept. 5, 12-4...........................Family Birthing Center

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160 Years Of Family Fun Fulton County Fair

At The Fulton County Fair Grandstand Entertainment

WAUSEON (Ohio) – For 160 years never milked a cow, carved butter or Monday, September 4 at 7:00 p.m. Travis Tritt and Caroline Kole Concert
now, there’s been one place in North- competed in a costumed animal show!
west Ohio and Southeast Michigan Friday, September 1:
where you can rely on wholesome, af- If you own a motorcycle, semi-truck, 6:30 p.m. Tractor Pull, NTPA Sanctioned
fordable family fun and entertainment ATV, buggie or even a riding lawnmower,
— the Fulton County Fair! bring it down to the fair on Wednesday, - Miller Tire Tri-State Showdown
September 6 for KOI Drag Racing. This Tickets: $10 reserved; $8 general admission; $15 pit pass
On Friday, September 1, The Fulton action-packed competition is a race to Saturday, September 2:
County Fair is kicking of its 160th year. see whose vehicle goes the fastest down 7:00 p.m. Truck Pulls
Running through Thursday, September a hardened dirt strip. Don’t miss your Tickets: $10, $5 general admission; $10 pit pass
7 at the “Top of Ohio” Fairgrounds, this chance to see who ends up at the top Sunday, September 4:
year’s fair boasts delicious local food of their class. Starting at 7PM, grand- 7:30 p.m. Loverboy and Survivor
from over 100 vendors as well as con- stand admission is $10 and pit passes Tickets: $27– Festival Area (Track – no seats, standing room only)
certs, activities, animal exhibits, compe- are also $10. KOI Drag Racing experts $25; $23 – Grandstand – all seats reserved.
titions, crafts and rides for all ages. will also have classes for kids, ATV/Dirt $23 tickets are rows 19 and up
Bike classes, modified and open classes! Monday, September 4:
Since 1857, fairgoers have enjoyed For more information, visit www.koidra- 7:00 p.m. Travis Tritt and Caroline Kole
the week-long celebration featuring the graacing.com Tickets: $25 Track Seats; $22; $19 – Grandstand Seats –
best of Northwest Ohio. This family- All seats reserved; there will be no standing room only, track
friendly fair is now among the top three Fulton County Fair’s “Derby Hat Day” will have seats. $19 tickets are rows 19 and up
largest Fairs in the state and remains will take place on Saturday, September Wednesday, September 6:
among the most affordable venues for 2. Don’t miss this inaugural event which 7:00 p.m. KOI Drag Racing & Lawnmower Derby
local entertainment in the area. Regu- is part of Saturday’s Harness Races in Tickets: $10 – general admission; $10 pit pass
lar adult gate admission is just $5 and the grandstand. Come dressed to im- Thursday, September. 7:
children 15 and under are free when ac- press and ready to win prizes! 6:300 p.m. Demolition Derby
companied by an adult. Parking is free, Tickets: $10 – all seats reserved; $10 pit pass
too! An interactive fire-fighting demon-
stration designed to educate children Grandstand Tickets:
This year, fair attendees are in for a about fire safety and survival through
treat with a notable entertainment line- hands-on activities is available Saturday Tickets available through web site; by phone 419-335-SHOW(7469), or at
up, including Grammy-award winning through Tuesday during the Fair. Other the ticket office – hours vary and are posted on the website.
Country megastar, Travis Tritt, taking free entertainment includes four days of
the grandstand stage on Labor Day eve- a 6-Draft Horse Hitch team demonstra- Pit Passes are available the day of the show at the ticket office window #3
ning. Caroline Kole, CMT’s “Listen-up” tion, Christian entertainment each day, which opens at 9 a.m. or available approximately an hour before at the
artist, who is currently touring with and free concerts on the South Stage ev- pit pass gate. Note, due to insurance regulations, all people in the pit area
Reba McIntire will open up for Travis ery day of the Fair. must purchase a pit pass, there is no minimum age.
Tritt. Sunday night’s show features the
always popular rock legends, Loverboy The Fair also honors designated Fulton County Fair Hours & Times
as well as “Eye of the Tiger” songwriters, groups, offering free admission to veter-
Survivor. ans and spouses on Saturday, Septem- Rides: 4 p.m. – Close Sunday, Sept. 4: Noon – 9:30 p.m.
ber 2 until 6PM. Veterans are invited Friday, Sept. 2: Monday, Sept. 5:9:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Free shows at the fair include per- to attend a free ham and bean dinner Saturday, Sept.3: 11 a.m. – Close Tuesday, Sept. 6: Noon – 9:30 p.m.
formances from Blend, an acapella 50s sponsored by the Fulton County United Sunday, Sept. 4: Noon – Close Wednesday, Sept. 7:9:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
and 60s group taking the South Stage Veterans Association beginning at noon Monday, Sept. 5: 11 a.m. – Close Thursday, Sept. 8: Noon – 9:30 p.m.
on Thursday, September 7 at 7PM. Lo- on Saturday. Tuesday, September 5 is Tuesday, Sept. 6: 11 a.m. – Close
cal fan favorite, The Van Dells, are also Junior Fair Day, and the day that all (Special Ride prices These and other times on posted on
back for a free show on Saturday night school children receive free admission from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.) web site: www.fultoncountyfair.com
at 7:30 PM on the South Stage. until 6PM, plus discounted ride prices Wednesday, Sept. 7: 4 p.m. – Close
from 11AM – 5PM. On Wednesday, Sep- Thursday, Sept. 8: 4 p.m. – Close
This year, fair organizers are excited tember 6, Fairgoers ages 65 and older
to welcome Mobile Glass Studios to the will be admitted at no charge until 6PM Merchant Buildings/Tents:
north end of the Arts & Crafts Building for Senior Citizens’ Day. To keep the Friday, Sept. 2: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
from Saturday, September 2 through Fair family-friendly, there’s also a pri- Saturday, Sept. 3: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Monday, September 4. These skilled vate comfortable area for mothers with Sunday, Sept. 4: Noon – 10 p.m.
glassblowers turn a 2000-degree liquid infants in the Ag Organization Building, Monday, Sept. 5: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
into numerous items from vases to cups just north of the Township Building. Tuesday, Sept. 6: Noon – 10 p.m.
to fish and wildlife sculptures. Fairgo- Wednesday, Sept. 7: Noon – 10 p.m.
ers can see FREE demonstrations of the Gate or free admission does not in- Thursday, Sept. 8: Noon – 10 p.m.
lost art of glassblowing, which prom- clude ticketed shows. Attendees who
ise to educate and amaze. Glassblown want information regarding Grandstand Exhibit Buildings:
items will be auctioned off at the fair, entertainment should visit the Fair’s Friday, Sept. 2: 9:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
so don’t miss your chance to take home website: fultoncountyfair.com or call Saturday, Sept. 3:9:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
this stunningly crafted art. 419-335-SHOW (7469).

Families with children of all ages Regular gate admission to the Ful-
are invited to check out our new Fam- ton County Fair is $5 per person and
ily Adventure Zone. Complete with an includes free parking. Children 15 and
inflatable obstacle course, laser tag and under are admitted free when accompa-
more, activities in the Family Adventure nied by an adult. Money-saving season
Zone are absolutely free of charge. Red tickets may be purchased for $15 prior
Dragon Laser Tag will run games Sep- to the Fair from 4-H and service clubs,
tember 2 through September 5, from at the Fair office, or at area businesses.
11AM – 9PM on Saturday, 12PM – 9PM Season tickets are available at the gate
on Sunday, 11AM – 9PM on Monday and Friday and Saturday of Fair for $20.
11AM – 5PM on Tuesday. Located in the
southwest corner of the fairgrounds, The Fulton County Fair is among
the Family Adventure Zone is near park Ohio’s largest fairs and is considered a
which has plenty of rest areas and plac- premier county fair, drawing national
es to sit down for a bite to eat or cool off attention and world-class performers.
with a delicious milkshake. More than a quarter-million fairgoers
are expected again this year. The “Top of
The Fulton County Fair also draws Ohio” Fulton County Fairgrounds, just
exceptional Junior Fair projects and north of Wauseon on State Route 108 at
open class shows that feature animals Turnpike Exit 34 is home to the family-
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Top Names In The Music Industry Take The 160th Fulton County Fair:
Stage At The 160Th Annual Fulton County Fair Special Free Entertainment
Events below are free once in the gate. Gate admis-
WAUSEON (Ohio)— “It’s a Great Day To Be Alive” sion: $5; children 15 and under receive free gate admis-
– and a great year for folks in Northwest Ohio and sion when accompanied by an adult. Parking is free.
Southeast Michigan as Country music megastar,
Travis Tritt, plans to take the Grandstand Stage at
The Van-Dells: ‘50s and ‘60s Concert
Saturday, September 2, 7:00 p.m.
the 160th Annual Fulton County on Monday, Sep- Location: South Stage
tember 4.
For more than 25 years, Travis Tritt has stayed
true to his country roots and continues to sell out Harness Racing w/Derby Hat Contest
shows to loyal fans and new admirers. Travis Tritt Saturday, September 2, 12:30 p.m.
is among the distinguished “Class of ‘89,” which Location: Grandstand
included Country music superstars Garth Brooks, Tuesday, September 5, 6 p.m.
Clint Black and Alan Jackson; all of whom domi- Pari-mutuels both days

nated the charts in the early ‘90s. ENTERTAINMENT... Loverboy to perform Sunday Night at Golden Wedding Party Entertainment
Among his eleven studio albums and numerous the Fulton County Fair. Sunday, September 3, 1:00 p.m.
Three Stooges set to music,” this high-energy group Location: Veterans’ Pavilion
charted singles are nineteen Top 10 hits, including performs the best of 50s and 60s music. This free Christian Entertainment
“Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde,” “Here’s A Quar- concert has become a local tradition and is loved by Sunday, September 3
ter” and “It’s A Great Day To Be Alive.” His 25-year audiences year after year. The Van-Dells are “The The Littles - 10:30 a.m.
career has produced millions in album sales and Nation’s #1 Rock & Roll Review” and have been en- OBB Concert - 5:00 p.m.
multiple No. 1 singles on the Country radio charts. tertaining crowds of all ages for nearly four decades
Travis Tritt takes the stage at 7:30PM. Opening for with their unique blend of comedy, costume chang- Location: Christian Music Building
Travis Tritt at 7PM is Caroline Kole, CMT’s “Listen- es, choreography and tight harmonies. Michigan Miniature Horse Pull
Up” artist, who is currently touring with Reba Mc- Sunday, September 3, 4:00 p.m.
Intyre. All seats to see Travis Tritt are reserved and Adding to the 50s sound is Blend, an acapella
available for purchase at www.fultoncountyfair.com doo-wop group that takes the South Stage on Thurs- Location: Spangler Arena
or by calling 419-335-SHOW (7469).

HEADLINING SUNDAY NIGHT’S GRANDSTAND day, September 7 at 7PM. They make very clear in Bits & Harness Pony Pull
ENTERTAINMENT IS A DOUBLE FEATURE their frivolous act that they love what they do, al- Sunday, September 3, 7:30 p.m.
WITH LOVERBOY AND SURVIVOR. ways adding a twist of fun to every performance.
Location: Spangler Arena
Fulton County Fair’s Christian Music Building
Loverboy has been “Working for the Weekend” will host pop rock band OBB in concert on Sunday,
since hitting the radio airwaves in the 80’s. For September 3 at 5PM. These three young brothers Harness Racing
more than 30 years now, Loverboy has been bring- from Atlanta have been sharpening their musical Tuesday, September 5, 6:00 p.m.
ing the classic rock sound and high-energy shows abilities together for as long as they can remember. Location: Grandstand - Pari-mutuels

to fans around the globe. With more than 10 million In 2009, after placing third on the CBS Early Show’s Golden Glove Boxing
albums sold, Loverboy continues to electrify crowds “Singing Family Face-Off,” OBB signed with Curb Tuesday, September 5, 7:00 p.m.
with their popular hits: “Lovin’ Every Minute of It,” Records in 2012.
“This Could Be the Night,” “Turn Me Loose,” “Queen Location: Sale Arena
All Grandstand seats to the Sunday, Septem-
of Broken Hearts,” and “Working for the Weekend.” ber 6 Survivor and Loverboy concert and Monday
If you’ve ever gotten pumped up to the tune of night’s concert featuring Travis Tritt and Caroline Senior Citizens Party Entertainment
Kole are reserved. Tickets are on sale and can be Wednesday, Sept. 6, 10:00 a.m.
“Eye of the Tiger,” then you know Survivor! Their big purchased online through the Fair’s, secure, Online Location: Veterans’ Pavilion
break came in 1982 when Sylvester Stallone asked
them to provide the theme song for Rocky III. The
soundtrack earned Survivor a Grammy, a People’s Box Office which allows Fairgoers to select their own Draft Horse and Pony Show
Choice Award, an Academy Award and nomination seats and print their tickets straight from their com- Wednesday, September 6, 11:30 a.m.
for a Golden Globe. Their legendary sound, com- puter. Tickets are also available by phone: 419-335-
SHOW (7469), or in person at the Fair Ticket Office Location: Osthimer Horse Arena

bined with rock sensations, Loverboy, are a can’t- which has select hours; please check the Fair’s web- Women’s Day Demonstrations
miss attraction at this year’s 160th Fulton County site, www.FultonCountyFair.com, for Ticket Office Wednesday, September 6, 1-4 p.m.
Fair at 7:30PM at the Grandstand Stage. Reserve hours.
your tickets for Loverboy and Survivor at www. Location: Veterans’ Pavilion
Regular gate admission to the Fulton County Fair
fultoncountyfair.com or by calling 419-335-SHOW is $5 per person and includes free parking. Chil-
(7469). Prices do not include regular adult gate ad- dren 15 and under are admitted free when accom- The Family Adventure Zone
mission of $5; children 15 and under receive free panied by an adult. Throughout Fair Week
gate admission by an adult. Parking is free. For more information about entertainment and
Location: Southwest corner

Fan-favorite, The Van-Dells, hit the stage on attractions at the 160th Annual Fulton County Fair, The Blend Concert
Saturday, September 2 at 7:30 p.m. Dubbed “The please visit www.fultoncountyfair.com. Thursday, September 7, 7:00 p.m.
Location: South Stage
Heartland Energy USA, LLC Special Fair Days For Veteran’s,
Seniors, Youth & Women Mobile Glassblowing Studios
Sat. – Mon., Sept. 2 – Sept. 4
3268 St. Rt. 191, Stryker, OH 43557 Location: North end of Arts & Craft Bldg.

419-682-1111 Visit our Saturday, September 2 – Veterans’ Day: Daily demonstrations
All Veterans & Spouses Admitted Free into the Fair-
booth for a grounds until 6 p.m./ Free Ham & Bean Dinner to Vet-
Scott’s Cell: 419.553.0248 chance to eran’s & Families sponsored by Veterans’ Association. Firefighter Show
Dave’s Cell: 419.789.0082 win a Green Tuesday, September 5 – Jr. Fair Day Sat. – Tues., Sept. 2 – Sept. 5
Mountain Location: South end of Fairgrounds
heartlandenergyusa@live.com Pellet Grill! All School Children Admitted Free into the Fair-
heartlandenergyusa.net grounds until 6 p.m./ Special ride prices during the Daily demonstrations
day plus a variety of youth activities. The Blend

Tues. – Thurs., Sept. 5 – Sept. 7
Location: Park Area by Biddle Bldg.
Wednesday, September 6 – Daily demonstrations
Senior Citizen’s Day/ Women’s Day
All Senior Citizens Age 65 & over Admitted Free into
Fairgrounds until 6 p.m./ Special activities for Senior 6-Horse Hitch
Citizens and Women’s Day demonstrations. Sat. – Tues., Sept. 2 – Sept. 5
Location: South end of fairgrounds

Variety Entertainment
Location: South Stage

Daily performances will be posted Fair Week

Dealer in Hay & Straw • Forage & Cover Crop Seed Christian Entertainment
Silage & Net Wrap/Baler Twine Location: Christian Music Building
Daily performances will be posted Fair Week
Hay Preservatives • Applicators • Moisture Testers
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Free Entertainment & Family Activities Koi Drag Racing
Abound At The 2017 Fulton County Fair

Building from Saturday, September 2 through Monday,
September 4. These skilled glassblowers turn a 2000-de-
gree liquid into numerous items from vases to cups to
fish and wildlife sculptures. Fairgoers can see FREE
demonstrations of the lost art of glassblowing, which
promise to educate and amaze. Glassblown items will
be auctioned off at the fair, so don’t miss your chance to
take home this stunningly crafted art.

FIREFIGHTER SHOW... Kids and parents alike love the WOMEN’S DAY EVENTS WAUSEON (Ohio) — If you own a motorcycle, semi-
Fire Fighter show. Women of all ages look forward to Wednesday of Fair truck, ATV, buggie or even a riding lawnmower, bring
when the Fulton County Assoc. of Ohio Homemakers and it down to the fair on Wednesday, September 6 for KOI
WAUSEON (Ohio) — Are you looking for some fun, Community Education and Extension Service sponsors Drag Racing.
affordable and family-friendly activities this summer? a half day of demonstrations geared for women. Start-
Look no further than the 160th Annual Fulton County ing at 1PM, this year’s demonstrations include “Fall” Starting at 7PM, grandstand admission is $10 and
Fair. With a huge mix of free events and exhibits for fair- Into Fashion with Gloria Kuntz and her team sharing pit passes are also $10.
goers of all ages, it’s the perfect place to make memories the latest apparel and accessories to fast forward your
you’ll remember long after summer sun sets. wardrobe in the fall. At 1:45PM, women can join Rachel This action-packed competition is a race to see
Kinsman as she shares tips on how to stay safe in and whose vehicle goes the fastest down a 200-yard hard-
FAMILY ADVENTURE ZONE around your home. Icing on the cake? At 2:30PM, Kristy ened dirt track. Spectators and riders alike call KOI
Fair organizers are excited to bring the new Family Clouse will share creative tips on cake decorating (and drag racing an adrenaline rush, as unique vehicles go
Adventure Zone to the Fulton County Fair this year. offer samples of her buttercream frosting). head-to-head in a fast-paced race to the finish.
Families with kids of all ages, from babies to teenag-
ers, are invited to stop by and try the inflatable obstacle HARNESS RACING KOI Drag Racing experts will also have classes for
course, laser tag, children’s games and more – all free of Harness Racing has remained a favorite of Fulton kids, ATV/Dirt Bike classes, modified and open classes!
charge. Red Dragon Laser Tag will run games Septem- County Fairgoers for decades. Trot on over to the Grand-
ber 2 through September 5, from 11AM – 9PM on Satur- stand this year to join the fun. This free event takes place For more information on this unique racing event or
day, 12PM – 9PM on Sunday, 11AM – 9PM on Monday twice during the 7-day Fair – Saturday, September 2 at to sign up to race, visit www.koidragracing.com or call
and 11AM – 5PM on Tuesday. 12:30PM and Tuesday, September 5 at 6PM Pari-mutuel 859-576-7380. Or simply stop by the Fulton County
The entire fairgrounds are stroller-friendly and there wagering will be available both days. Part of this year’s Fair grandstands to see the action live! Don’t miss your
are plenty of shaded picnic areas to snack, rest and re- race on Saturday is our “Derby Hat Day” event. Dress to chance to see who ends up at the top of their class.
group. The Fair also accommodates families with infants impress as prizes will be handed out to winners!
with a private, comfortable mother’s area in the Ag Or-
ganization Building. FIRE FIGHTER SHOW TOAHFLPIFNLAAKNLITFNINAGG?WEALBUYFASTANDINGLFA!GREEN
Kids and parents alike love the Fire Fighter show, re-
LIVE MUSIC turning again to the Fulton County Fair Park Area by Screened Sawdust for
Hearing the beat of drums and guitar rhythms with a the Biddle Building. The interactive show educates and Animal Bedding
backdrop of Fair squeals of delight are memories for the entertains audiences on fire safety, teaching kids of all 419-445-5206
making. This year, the Fulton County Fair boasts free ages his trustworthy message: “Don’t Hide, Get Out-
live concerts and a variety of ongoing entertainment at side.” Shows will last from Saturday through Tuesday
the South Stage throughout the week. of Fair Week, teaching essential lessons children and
Fan-favorite, The Van-Dells, hit the stage on Friday, adults will take with them.
September 2 at 7:30PM. Dubbed “The Three Stooges set
to music,” this high-energy group performs the best of SPECIAL ADMISSION DAYS
50s and 60s music. This free concert has become a local The Fair also honors designated groups, offering free
tradition and is loved by audiences year after year. The admission to veterans and spouses on Saturday, Sep-
Van-Dells are “The Nation’s #1 Rock & Roll Review” and tember 2 until 6PM. Veterans are invited to attend a
have been entertaining crowds of all ages for nearly four free ham and bean dinner sponsored by the Fulton
decades with their unique blend of comedy, costume County United Veterans Association beginning at noon
changes, choreography and tight harmonies. on Saturday. Tuesday, September 5 is Junior Fair Day,
Adding to the 50s sound is Blend, an A Capella doo- and the day that all school children receive free admis-
wop group that takes the South Stage on Thursday, sion until 6PM, plus discounted ride prices from 11AM 16879 CR R 1516,8P79ioCnReRe1r5,,OPiHone4e3r,5O5H443•545419-737-2500
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pop rock band, OBB, at the Christian Music Building.
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music and are excited to share their positive message tions at the 160th Annual Fulton County Fair, please $12.00 /hour Box Truck with no CDL
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Wednesday, September 6,
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Please join the Fulton County OSU Extension and
Ohio Homemaker Community Education (OHCE) for a Of Glassblowing
fun filled afternoon at the Fulton County Fair. The Wom-
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Day, collecting toiletries for those in need, silent auc- ate objects out of hot molten glass. Ryan and his
tions for charities, adopting a family at the holidays, and team of skilled glassblowers turn a 2000-degree liq- Showdown Tractor Pull
supporting the cultural arts. There are also opportuni- uid into numerous objects, from vases to cups to
ties to be involved in a regional and state level with this fish and wildlife replicas. Demonstrations will edu-
group. There are several groups in the Fulton County cate and astonish — with many items being auc-
area, so attend Women’s Day to meet some of these love- tioned off at the Fair.
ly ladies and to receive more information on how you
can join and get involved! Glassblowing demonstrations and workshops are
free with fair admission. For more information about
If you have any questions about the 2017 Women’s attractions at the 160th Fulton County Fair, visit
Day or joining OHCE please contact Ohio State Univer- www.fultoncountyfair.com or follow Fulton County
sity Extension, Fulton County at (419) 337-9210. Fair on Facebook or Twitter @FultonCntyFair.

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