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The Village Reporter - November 2nd, 2016

The Village Reporter - November 2nd, 2016





THIS WEEK IN Proposed Swanton Rail County To Apply For CDGB To
Yard Issue Becoming Aid Edon’s Water Plant Project;
THE Increasingly Tense Flag To Return Atop Courthouse

vILLAGE reporter By: Bill O’Connell By: James Pruitt
Voices Of The Past Tour Dives In a scene that has become all too familiar in the
Deep Into Montpelier's Past public meeting venues in and around the Village of The village of Edon
•••• Swanton, a large crowd of residents gathered, this time cleared another hurdle
Swanton Fine Arts Exhibit in the Village Council room, to find out the Council’s toward building a new
Receives Rave Reviews next move to thwart Norfolk Southern’s plans to build water plant when the Wil-
•••• a rail car staging yard on the eastern edge of their com- liams Board of County
Fulton, Williams Counties munity. Commissioners agreed to
See Jumps In Jobless Rates In the crowd were four citizens, Karen Underwood, help.
•••• Catherine Gee-Robinson, Nicholas Cole, and Deacon The board will file an
Williams County 4-H Honors Dzierzawski, that had been placed on the Presentation application for Commu-
Service, Youth & Volunteers agenda to allow them to address the Council on the rail nity Development Block
•••• yard issue. Grant funding to help pay
Fayette Village Council After conducting some early business, the Council for the new plant. The vil-
To Help Resident Get went into an executive session at 7:12 p.m. to discuss lage is seeking $483,000
Alley Vacated several items including imminent court action with the which is half of the re-
•••• Village’s attorney, Alan Lehenbauer. They were joined
Wauseon Marching Band by outside counsel Jeff Stopar of Semro, Henry and
Receives Superior Rating Barga of Toledo who had been retained to help with
At Swanton Bowl matters related to real estate.
The Council emerged at 8:32 p.m. and dealt with
Bowling of Church Street, who expressed his concern
“THE HOMETOWN” of the lack of sidewalks on his block and the safety of
children walking to school at Crestwood Elementary.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND, 2016 A WEEKLY SPORTS PUBLICATION COURTESY OF "THE VILLAGE REPORTER" After Mr. Bowling’s presentation, Mayor Ann Roth left quired $966,160.
the council chambers and was replaced by Council
Swanton Bulldogs Stomp Delta To Advance To Playoffs President Paul Dzyak to hear presentations regarding The village will build
the rail yard. the new plant on the site
Ms. Underwood spoke first, asking the Council to of the current plant and
help stop the project and suggested a possible injunc- will use the old plant for
tion against the work that was already under way. At storage.
that time Mr. Lehenbauer stood and said “We have The village needs the
looked further and tried to assess if we could take any county to file the ap-
plication and serve as a
CONTINUED TO PAGE 4 conduit for the funding,
Dennis Miller of Maumee
Valley Planning Organi-
PHOTO BY BILL O'CONNELL STAFF zation said at the Oct. 27
AERIAL ASSAULT ... Jason Beverly of Delta goes stride for
stride in defense against Gunnar Oakes of Swanton on a
pass play in the key October 28 NWOAL matchup that saw
the Bulldogs coming away with a 42-7 road victory, the
Old Iron Kettle and ticket to the D-V Region 18 playoffs.

“I will work with the
Steady Trends Predominate Fall village to make sure the PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF
Williams County Hunger Summit federal rules are met,”
Miller said. “This (project) ALMOST FINISHED ... The scaffolding around the top
will not count against the of the courthouse clock tower will be removed soon,
county’s competitive proj- Commissioner Lewis Hilkert said. A short ceremony
ects.” will commemorate the flag regaining its spot atop the
tower Nov. 11.

PHOTO BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF The board passed a Davis also spoke at Bryan High School.
BREAKING DOWN THE DATA ... Megan Riley, the Director of Community Health with resolution which includes a letter of Three hundred students met with
the Williams County Health Department, gives a breakdown of data collected from the intent on the part of the village. The
2016 Community Health Assessment. village has conducted an income sur- 30-35 manufacturers at Northwest
vey which shows it qualifies for CDBG State to discuss careers.
By: Timothy Kays the proposed 2017 Feeding Williams funds, Miller said.
THE VILLAGE REPORTER County food packaging event. Last year, There are about four to five projects
the standard macaroni and cheese with The project will take 9-12 months that could bring in 120 jobs over the
Mixed signals were heard about the textured vegetable protein was joined to complete after the EPA signs off on next six months, Davis said. He cannot
traffic trends at local food banks at the by red beans and rice. The mac and the permit, Edon Administrator Randy announce them at this time, but they
United Way of Williams County Hunger cheese has not enjoyed the popularity of Muhlman said. are in the works, he said.
Summit in the morning of October 27. the red beans and rice, which has van-
Representatives of the Eastland Baptist ished from the shelves of all reporting Economic Development Courthouse Project Update
food bank reported that their traffic has food banks. A proposition brought forth Commissioners heard from Matt The scaffolding surrounding the
trended downward in all demographics. by United Way of Williams County Ex- Davis of the Williams County Economic courthouse spire will soon be coming
By and large though, all other represen- ecutive Director Bill Pepple in previous Development Corporation for his quar- down as the roof repair project nears
tatives reported that their traffic has re- discussions was to opt out of the unpop- terly update. completion.
mained steady, with up to sixteen new ular mac and cheese, and in its stead Among the highlights, VRT has Commissioner Lewis Hilkert provid-
clients registering per location. Another switch to pasta and red sauce. The over- closed on the old APEX building on ed a report from the project committee
curious area was the reported return of all cost would be between $15,000 and Union Street in Bryan and is opening a Oct. 27. The scaffolding will come down
several clients that had dropped off the $18,000, to which ... new manufacturing site. The company sometime this week with an eye toward
rolls between 12 and 18 months ago. is a second-tier manufacturer and does raising the flag on the courthouse flag
CONTINUED TO PAGE 7 the jobs other companies either don’t pole on Veterans Day.
An item of revisited discussion was have the time or skills to complete. The flag will rise at 8:30 a.m., Nov.
“They do subcontractor work,” Davis 11, Hilkert said. The American Legion
said. “It’s a very aggressive young man will be there to present the colors on
who owns it.” the south lawn, he said.
Work is ongoing for the wage and The Bryan High School band will
benefit survey for the county, Davis perform the national anthem at the
said. The window for companies to par- bandstand.
ticipate will be open for only another “It will be a short event to commemo-
week, he said. rate the flag being back on the pole and
The website is now live. to honor our veterans,” Hilkert said.
Davis met with other economic de- The commissioners will consider a
velopment organizations and said the request by the Dog Warden to take the
feeling is the agencies will have to work van home for late-night calls.
collectively to succeed. Hilkert thought it was a wise idea
Participation in some local manu- and said the warden has put 600 extra
facturing-related events is high. About miles on her car.
25 guidance counselors and principals Alan Word said he wants to know
traveled in two vans to five different how often she is called out overnight.

manufacturing sites to show officials James Pruitt may be reached at

the opportunities for their students. [email protected]

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Local Obituaries

Kevin D. Boulware (1955 - 2016) Mary R. Pingaj (1921 - 2016) Thelma L. Gillen (1922 - 2016)

Kevin D. Boulware, Mary Rita Pingaj, age Thelma L. Gillen, age 93,
61 of Huntington passed 95, of Lombard, IL, died recently of Whitehouse and
away at 9:18 am on Tues- Tuesday, October 25, 2016 longtime resident of Swan-
day, October 25, 2016 at in Beacon Hill Hospice, ton, peacefully passed
his residence. Kevin was Lombard, IL. She was born away at Whitehouse Coun-
a 1973 graduate of New July 22, 1921 in Cleveland, try Manor on October 25,
Haven High School and Ohio to the late Francis and 2016. Thelma was born
had attended Art School. Marie (Kane) McTighe. She in Springfield Ohio on De-
He worked at Enterprise married Walter Pingaj on cember 23, 1922. On Jan-
as a driver for the last October 9, 1943, in Cleve- uary 21, 1944 she married
three years. He had pre- land and he preceded her James Gillen.
viously worked at the Co- in death on February 13,
lumbia City Post and Mail 1994. Thelma was a home-
for many years. Kevin had maker most of her life.
also worked for several Mary was a registered Before moving to White-
railroads for almost 30 nurse, graduating from house, Thelma attended
years, finally working for the Pennsylvania Railroad. Notre Dame High School, Fulton Union Church in
He attended the Emmanuel Community Church in Cleveland and St. Vincent's Delta. Some of her fondest
Fort Wayne. He loved to golf. Charity School of Nursing, Cleveland. She was a member hobbies included word puzzles and word finds.
Kevin was born on January 10, 1955 in Fort Wayne, of St. Isidore Catholic Church, Lombard, IL. She enjoyed In addition to her parents and husband, James;
the son of Ernest and Jacqueline (Fultz) Boulware. traveling, visiting her family, shopping, and playing cards, Thelma was preceded in death by five brothers, three
He was united in marriage to Karen Kline on Sep- especially, Tripoli. Following her retirement, Mary and sisters, daughter, Roberta Hetrick and one grandson,
tember 8, 2012 in Manasota Beach, Florida. His wife Walter moved from the Cleveland area, lived in Florida William “Billy” Hetrick. Thelma is survived by her son,
survives. and following Walter's death, Mary moved to Illinois. James (Marianne) Gillen; grandchildren, Diane (Larry)
Additional survivors include a son: Phillip (Sonja) Survivors include, children, Mary Jeanne Reinmann, Crawford, Daniel (Jennifer) Gillen and Corrina (John)
Boulware of Sarasota, FL; three stepsons: Jason (Lau- of Carol Stream, IL. Thomas (Debbie) Pingaj, of Schaum- Hetrick-Dankert and great grandchildren.
ra) Wolf of Martinsburg, W. VA.; Brad (Deah) Wolf of burg, IL., Dorothy (Dan) Beck, of Stryker, OH., Patricia In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to
Huntington; Shawn Wolf of Fort Wayne; three step- (Ken) Martell, of Wilmington, NC; eleven grandchildren, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Mem-
daughters: Heather (Michael) Fine of Panama City, FL; John Reinmann, Jim Reinmann, Joe Reinmann, Tracy phis, TN 38105 or the Whitehouse Fire Department and
Misty (Scott) Snodderly of Huntington; Tiffany Wolf of Kneip, Dawn Rangel, Michael Pingaj, David Pingaj, Kelly EMS. A special thank you to the nurses from Senior In-
Fort Wayne; two brothers: Stephen DeWitt: Gary (Bet- Krupa, Katherine Beck, Kevin Beck, Kenny Martell; and dependence Hospice and the staff at Whitehouse Coun-
ty) Boulware; two sisters: Beth (Rick) Helmick of Fort twelve Great-grandchildren as well as numerous nieces try Manor for all their care and support during Thel-
Wayne; Janis (John) Aranda of Fort Wayne; a stepsis- and nephews. ma’s stay. Online condolences may be sent to the family
ter: Debbi (Kevin) Bartley-Ullom of Michigan and 13 Mary is preceded in death by her parents, husband, through our website at
grandchildren. two brothers, Francis and Charles McTighe, and a son-in-
He was preceded in death by a sister: Cheryl Boul- law, Robert Reinmann. Reporter
ware and a stepsister: Darci Dilts. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made
Memorial donations can be made out to The Dream to NAMI of Four County, or the charity of donor's preference.
Center of Huntington or Fort Wayne Rescue Mission Arrangements entrusted to Grisier Funeral Home, YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE FOR WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY, OHIO
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Ross G. Rummel (1924 - 2016)
Trey D. Walz (1997 - 2016)
VETERAN Ross G. Rummel, 91, a
Trey Daniel Walz, age lifelong resident of Mont-
18, of Bryan, Ohio, died at pelier passed away early
10:00 A.M. on Saturday, Thursday morning at his
October 22, 2016, in flight home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on
to Parkview Regional Med- December 27, 1924 in Montpelier to Chester Arthur and
ical Center in Fort Wayne, Jessie M. (Henry) Rummel. Ross proudly served his coun-
Indiana. Trey was a 2016 try in the United States Navy during World War II and
graduate of Edon High in the United States Air Force during the Korean War.
School, where he played On April 20, 1946, he married Beatrice Coler in Hillsdale,
football, basketball, and Michigan and she survives.
baseball. He was active Ross retired from the United States Postal Service as a REGULATION & POLICY:
with Boy Scout Troop #74 Letter Carrier after 14 years.
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Bryan, Ohio, the son of Kevin R. and Rhonda J. (Grant) tion. Condolences can be left at www.thethompsonfuner- * It is the goal of “The Village Reporter” to present news in a fair and
Walz. balanced format. “The Village Reporter” makes every effort to stay neu-
Survivors include his mother, Rhonda, of Bryan; tral in political and other debatable issues. It is the desire of the com-
his siblings, Holly Hinchcliff, of Paulding, Ohio, Kelsey pany to print facts and allow our readers to process information, draw-
(Alex) Ayers, of Hicksville, Ohio, Casey (Chris) Hatha- ing their own opinions.
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ville, and Kyley (Alan) Maynard, of Antwerp; fourteen ton Counties in Northwest Ohio.
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2 - The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016


EDON POLICE (Oct 18) Bryan to Fort Wayne, Vandalism pended from October 4, 2016 to April 2,
(Oct 18) Warning - Speed (2) Transport (Oct 23) 138 N Fulton St, Investigate 2017. No future violations within next
(Oct 18) Disturbance Complaint (Oct 19) 830 Spruce St #310, Ill Complaint 2 years.
(Oct 18) Agency Assist Subject (Oct 23) 435 N Shoop Ave, Debris/Item Chen, Nanzhu (Wauseon, Ohio).
(Oct 18) Medic Assist (Oct 19) 1346 N Cornell LN, Fall in Roadway 70/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79.
(Oct 19) Burglary (Oct 19) FCHC to St Lukes, Transport (Oct 23) 230 Darlene Dr, Welfare Check Fair, Austin (Bryan, Ohio). Failure to
(Oct 19) Warning - Speed (Oct 19) FCHC to UTMC, Transport (Oct 23) 485 E Airport Hwy, Larceny reinstate. Fine: $125; Costs: $79.
(Oct 19) Citizen Assist (Oct 19) 411 Cherry St, Ill Subject (Oct 23) 485 E Airport Hwy, Larceny Farley, Nicole M. (Kunkle, Ohio). As-
(Oct 20) Juvenile Complaint (Oct 19) Henry County to Toledo, (Oct 23) 248 N Fulton St, Narcotics sured clear distance ahead. Fine: $50;
(Oct 21) Citizen Assist Transport (Oct 23) 230 Clinton St, Suspicious Costs: $85.
(Oct 21) Agency Assist (Oct 19) Bryan to UTMC, Transport Vehicle Gray, Tyler J. (Hicksville, Ohio).
(Oct 21) Civil Complaint (Oct 19) 840 W Elm St, Injured Subject (Oct 24) 1000 N Glenwood Ave, Acci- 80/55 speed. Fine: $65; Costs: $85.
(Oct 22) Citation - Speed (Oct 19) 240 W Willow St, Ill Subject Hershberger, Robin R. (Napoleon,
(Oct 22) Citizen Assist (Oct 19) FCHC to Toledo Hospital, dent - Injury
Transport (Oct 24) 715 Fairway LN, Identity Theft Ohio). 67/55 speed. Fine: $65; Costs:
WEST UNITY POLICE (Oct 19) 840 W Elm St #803, Ill Subject (Oct 24) 1373 N Shoop Ave, Lost/ $85.
(Oct 17) Traffic Crash (Oct 19) 555 W Linfoot St, Ill Subject Hopkins, Kimberly S. (Pioneer, Ohio).
(Oct 17) Found Property (Oct 19) FCHC to U of M, Transport Found/Recovered Assured Clear Distance Ahead. Fine:
(Oct 17) VIN Inspection (Oct 19) 12542 Co Rd 11-2, Ill Subject (Oct 24) 100-B Jefferson St, Animal
(Oct 17) Juvenile Complaint (Oct 21) 16520 SH 2, Ill Subject Call $65; Costs: $85.
(Oct 17) Suspicious Vehicle (Oct 21) FCHC to Toledo, Transport (Oct 24) 1200 N Shoop Ave, Investigate Howard, Randall L. Jr. (West Unity,
(Oct 17) Medical Emergency (Oct 21) 840 W Elm St, Dumpster Fire Complaint
(Oct 17) Failure to Control - Citation (Oct 21) FCHC to UTMC, Transport (Oct 24) 240 Clinton St, Accident (Prop- Ohio). Driving without headlights. Fine:
(Oct 18) Agency Assist (Oct 21) FCHC to UTMC, Transport erty Damage) $40; Costs: $85.
(Oct 18) Found Property (Oct 21) 141 N Fulton St, Lift Assist (Oct 24) 117 E Elm St, Investigate
(Oct 18) Speed - Warning (Oct 21) FCHC to Fairlawn Haven, Complaint Hunt, Daniel C. (Morenci, Michigan).
(Oct 18) Improper Passing - Warning Transport (Oct 24) 840 W Elm St 1300, Civil 67/55 speed. Fine: $40; Costs: $85.
(Oct 19) Alarm (Oct 22) Biddle & Glenwood, Injury Matter
(Oct 19) Traffic Crash - Private Property Accident (Oct 24) 150 Glenwood St, Accident Johnston, John J. (Montpelier, Ohio).
(Oct 19) Improper Parking - Warning (Property Damage) 74/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79.
(Oct 20) Medical Emergency WAUSEON POLICE (Oct 24) Elm & Glenwood, Accident
(Oct 20) Arrest on Warrant (Oct 19) 723 S Shoop Ave, Larceny (Property Damage) Kreais, Kamey M. (Bryan, Ohio). Un-
(Oct 20) Speed - Warning (Oct 19) 515 Parkview, Suspicious (Oct 24) 485 E Airport Hwy, Welfare safe vehicle. Fine: $71; Costs: $79.
(Oct 21) Lockout (2) Person Check
(Oct 21) Medical Emergency (Oct 19) 1375 N Shoop Ave, Investigate (Oct 25) 117 Jefferson St, Animal Call Ledesma, Ellen J. (Stryker, Ohio).
(Oct 21) Wellbeing Check Complaint (Oct 25) 845 E Leggett St, Alarm Drop 72/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79.
(Oct 21) Speed - Warning (Oct 19) 840 W Elm St, Assault (Oct 25) 311 S Fulton St, Larceny
(Oct 22) Wellbeing Check (Oct 19) 600 W Leggett St, 911 Hang (Oct 25) 400-B E Airport Hwy, Debris/ Logan, Dean M. (Delta, Ohio). 69/55
(Oct 22) Speed - Warning (2) Up Contact In Person Item in Roadway speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79.
(Oct 23) 911 Hang Up (Oct 19) 940 E Leggett St, Alarm Drop (Oct 25) 940 W Oak St, Assault
(Oct 19) N Shoop Ave @ E Elm St, In- (Oct 25) 230 Clinton St, Stolen Cat Maag, Benjamin K. (Montpelier,
WAUSEON FIRE vestigate Complaint (Oct 25) 485 E Airport Hwy, Larceny Ohio). Failure to display operator’s li-
(Oct 11) 240 Clinton St, Stuck in (Oct 19) 840 W Elm St Unit 1107, Do- (Oct 25) 210 S Franklin St, Neighbor cense. Fine: $300; Costs: $94.
Elevator mestic Trouble Complaint
(Oct 11) FCHC to Lutheran Home, (Oct 19) 427 Indian Rd, Larceny (Oct 25) 247 N Brunell St, Criminal Manahan, Nicole R. (Edon, Ohio).
Transport (Oct 19) 138 N Fulton St, Investigate Mischief 83/70 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79.
(Oct 11) 11700 SH 108, Field Fire/Con- Complaint (Oct 25) 120 Birch St, Unwanted
trol Burn (Oct 20) 840 W Elm St Unit 1000, Do- Subject Moreland, Sonja K. (Pioneer, Ohio).
(Oct 11) FCHC to UTMC, Transport mestic Trouble (Oct 25) 840 W Elm St Unit 1301, Tres- 71/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79.
(Oct 11) 33 MM Ohio Turnpike, (Oct 20) 840 W Elm St Unit 902, Do- passing
Chest Pain mestic Trouble (Oct 26) 725 Lawrence Ave, Run Away Noggle, Larry L. (Stryker, Ohio). Stop
(Oct 11) FCHC to St V’s, Transport (Oct 20) 230 Clinton St, Juveniles or Unruly sign. Fine: $40; Costs: $85.
(Oct 12) 240 Clinton St, Ill Subject (Oct 20) Cedar St @ W Walnut St, Ac- (Oct 26) 485 E Airport Hwy, Larceny
(Oct 12) 725 N Shoop Ave, Fall cident (Property Damage) Schad, Christaffer (Bryan, Ohio).
(Oct 12) 210 S Fulton St, Difficulty (Oct 20) 127 Beech St, Alarm Drop 44/35 speed. Fine: $40; Costs: $85.
Breathing (Oct 20) 722 Fairway Dr Unit 309, In-
(Oct 12) FCHC to Swanton Valley, vestigate Complaint Schlosser, Bruce E. (Napoleon, Ohio).
Transport (Oct 21) 435 N Shoop Ave, Alarm Drop 87/70 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79.
(Oct 12) FCHC to Toledo Hospital, (Oct 21) 221 E Willow St Unit 8, Civil
Transport Matter Short, Nolan W. (West Unity, Ohio).
(Oct 13) Henry County to Lutheran (Oct 21) 444 Dwight Ave, Vandalism 69/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79.
Home, Transport (Oct 21) 1135 N Shoop Ave, Alarm
(Oct 13) FCHC to Arrowhead Maumee, Drop Sonnenberg, Norbert C. (Archbold,
Transport (Oct 21) 134 N Fulton St, Littering Ohio). Stop sign. Fine: $71; Costs: $79.
(Oct 13) 240 W Willow St, Ill Subject (Oct 21) 604 S Shoop Ave Unit 200, Seat belt. Fine: $30; Costs: $40.
(Oct 13) FCHC to 240 W Willow St, Threats/Harassment
Transport (Oct 21) 413 S Franklin St, Welfare Stuller, Nick J. (West Unity, Ohio).
(Oct 13) 485 E Airport Hwy, Injured Check Seat belt. Fine: $30; Costs: $40.
Subject (Oct 21) 485 E Airport Hwy, Larceny
(Oct 13) FCHC to St Lukes, Transport (Oct 21) 429 Ottokee St, 911 Hang Up Wagner, Timothy J. (Napoleon, Ohio).
(Oct 13) 415 Cole St #24, Alarm Contact In Person 68/55 speed. Fine: $71; Costs: $79.
Malfunction (Oct 21) 230 Clinton St, Run Away or WILLIAMS COUNTY TRAFFIC Williams, Dakota S. (Edgerton, Ohio).
(Oct 13) FCHC to UTMC, Transport Unruly Athy, Tessia D. (Stryker, Ohio). 55/35
(Oct 14) 320 Sycamore St, Ill Subject (Oct 21) 840 W Elm St, Assault speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. No driver’s license. Fine: $250; Costs:
(Oct 14) 207 N Fulton St, Ill Subject (Oct 21) E Leggett St, Investigate Beck, Logan D. (Archbold, Ohio). $79.
(Oct 14) 207 N Fulton St, Ill Subject Complaint 68/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79.
(Oct 14) 1285 N Shoop Ave 335, Smoke (Oct 21) 230 Clinton St, Civil Matter Bortz, Jennifer J. (Napoleon, Ohio). Woods, Dustin L. (Bryan, Ohio).
Investigation (Oct 21) 218 W Chestnut St, Criminal 65/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Driving under suspension. Fine: $750;
(Oct 14) FCHC to St Lukes, Transport Mischief Bowen, William G. (Hamilton, Indi- Costs: 495; Jail: 180 days. No future
(Oct 14) FCHC to UTMC, Transport (Oct 21) 1170 N Shoop Ave Unit 51, ana). 47/35 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: violations within next 3 years. Work re-
(Oct 14) 840 W Elm St #803, Ill Subject Trespassing lease granted.
(Oct 14) 365 Joanna Dr, Ill Subject (Oct 22) 100-N Fulton St, Threats/Ha-
(Oct 14) 415 Cole St #19, Ill Subject rassment $79. WILLIAMS COUNTY CRIMINAL
(Oct 15) 840 W Elm St #1001, Ill (Oct 22) 840 Elm St 506, Mental Bowers, Devin P. (Pioneer, Ohio). Vi- Austin, Troy L. (Toledo, Ohio). Theft.
Subject (Oct 22) 1285 N Shoop Ave 75, olation of restriction. Fine: $350; Costs: Fine: $350; Costs: $178.18; Jail: 180
(Oct 15) 614 Douglas Dr, Fall Juveniles $145; Jail: 90 days with 90 days sus- days with 170 days suspended. Credit
(Oct 15) FCHC to UTMC, Transport (Oct 22) 1290 N Shoop Ave Unit 10, Ac- pended. Operator’s license suspended for time served. No future violations
(Oct 15) FCHC to Toledo, Transport cident (Property Damage) from June 5, 2016 to December 2, 2016. within next 2 years. Return item to Ran-
(Oct 16) FCHC to UTMC, Transport (Oct 22) 404 W Elm St, Lost/Found/ No future violations within next 2 years. tec.
(Oct 16) FCHC to St Charles, Transport Recovered Anti-noise. Fine: $35; Costs: $40. Burdue, Jeffrey (Delta, Ohio). Vehicle
(Oct 17) 1170 N Shoop Ave #39, Ill (Oct 22) 127 Commercial St, Loud Bowers, Devin P. (Pioneer, Ohio). OVI. in restricted area. Fine: $46; Costs: $79.
Subject Noise Fine: $750; Costs: $145; Jail: 40 days Evers, Anthony (Morenci, Michigan).
(Oct 17) FCHC to UTMC, Transport (Oct 22) 260 W Chestnut St, 911 Hang with 30 days suspended. Operator’s li- Vehicle in restricted area. Fine: $46;
(Oct 17) 1369 N Shoop Ave, Ill Subject Up Contact In Person cense suspended from June 5, 2016 to Costs: $79.
(Oct 17) 1280 S Haven Lane, Tree (Oct 22) 336 Barbara Dr, Loud Noise June 5, 2017. No future violations with- Flores, Divino (Toledo, Ohio). Posses-
Down in Wires (Oct 22) 1265 N Shoop Ave, Suspicious in next 2 years. Recovery Services of NW sion. Fine: $150; Costs: $117.50. Driv-
(Oct 18) 415 Cole St 324, Ill Subject Vehicle Ohio. Vacate ADM license suspension er’s license suspended from October 27,
(Oct 18) 131 Commercial St, Ill Subject (Oct 23) 123 N Fulton St, Fight and fees. 2016 to April 25, 2017. Agency to de-
(Oct 18) Co Rd D & SH 108, Injury (Oct 23) 127 Commercial St, Suspi- Campbell, Thomas M. (Stryker, Ohio). stroy contraband.
Accident cious Vehicle Failure to control. Fine: $71; Costs: $79. Grubb, Ralph E. (Montpelier, Ohio).
(Oct 18) FCHC to Toledo Hospital, (Oct 23) 1150 N Shoop Ave, Juveniles Canfield, Kennth A. II (Bryan, Ohio). Menacing. Fine: $250; Costs: $169.01;
Transport (Oct 23) Industrial Dr @ Enterprise, Driving under suspension. Fine: $750; Jail: 30 days with 30 days suspended.
Costs: $94; Jail: 180 days. Operator’s No future violations within next 2 years.
license suspended from July 1, 2016 to No violent or threatening contact with
July 1, 2017. No future violations with- victim.
in next 2 years. Gyurnek, Dylan D. (Montpelier, Ohio).
Carter, Sheila A. (Pioneer, Ohio). Possession. Fine: $90; Costs: $85.
Physical control. Fine: $650; Costs: $90; Hatfield, John T. (Montpelier, Ohio).
Jail: 20 days with 17 days suspended. Criminal trespass. Fine: $250; Costs:
No future violations within next 2 years. $138.18; Jail: 30 days with 28 days
1st Timers Retreat within 90 days. Va- suspended. No future violations within
cate ADM license suspension and fees. next 2 years. No contact with victim,
Chapman, Brandon G. (Bryan, Ohio). Lassus Handy Dandy.
Driving under suspension. Fine: $300; Hatfield, John T. (Montpelier, Ohio).
Costs: $108; Jail: 90 days with 90 days Providing premises. Fine: $250; Costs:
suspended. Operator’s license suspend- $100; Jail: 180 days with 177 days sus-
ed from August 12, 2016 to November pended.
10, 2016. No future violations within Jones, Dustin R. (Bryan, Ohio). Ar-
son. Fine: $500; Costs: $94; Jail: 180
next 2 years.
Chapman, Brandon G. (Bryan, Ohio). days with 172 days suspended. Credit
Driving under suspension. Fine: $400; for time served. No future violations
Costs: $84; Jail: 180 days with 170 within next 2 years.
days suspended. Operator’s license sus-


Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 3


POLICE, EMS, FIRE ... Proposed Swanton Rail Yard Issue ...

Shirkey, Richard A. (Bryan, Ohio). terminated. Driving privileges granted.
Vehicle in restricted area. Fine: $46;
Costs: $79.
St. John, Justin (Stryker, Ohio). Dog Pontious, Robert (Delta, Ohio). Loose
dog. Fine: $75; Costs: $70.
at large – 1st. Fine: $96; Costs: $79.
Tatro, Travis (Toledo, Ohio). Theft.
Fine: $250; Costs: $109; Jail: 90 days FULTON COUNTY DICORCE

with 80 days suspended. No future vio- & DISSOLUTION
lations within next 2 years. Restitution O’Neill, Michael R. (Wauseon, Ohio)
of $600 to prosecutor. and O’Neill, Hannah C. (Delta, Ohio).


For: Amerifirst Financial Corporation A Morenci woman was sentenced on
(Kalamazoo, Michigan). Against: Wool- October 20, 2016, in the Fulton County LONG TIME SERVICE ... Mayor Ann Roth presents a proclamation to Lon Fes-
ace, Kody L. (Stryker, Ohio) and Wool- Common Pleas Court according to coun- senden (left) and his son Eric to commemorate Fessenden Hardware’s 40 years of
ace, Sara A. (Stryker, Ohio). ty prosecutor Scott A. Haselman. Kelly service.
For: Deutsche Bank National Trust Fletcher, age 43, previously pled guilty
Co. (Anaheim, California). Against: M to Misuse of Credit Cards, Forgery, and
Seis, Charles E. (Bryan, Ohio) and M Theft From a Person in a Protected Class.
Seis, Charmaine M. (Bryan, Ohio). On October 19, 2015, she obtained a
For: Fifth Third Mortgage Company debit card from an elderly person, and
(Cincinnati, Ohio). Against: Carpenter, used it to purchase items at a store. On
Douglas P. (Montpelier, Ohio). December 31, 2015, she forged a name
For: Huntington National Bank (Co- on a receipt. From October 19, 2015 to
January 23, 2016, she stole cash from
lumbus, Ohio). Against: O’Sickey, Joel an elderly person. Judge James E. Bar- action. At this point in time we don’t be- service.
B. (Bryan, Ohio). ber sentenced Ms. Fletcher to 2 years lieve it would be in our best interest to In personnel compensation news,
For: PNC National Association (Salt of community control and ordered her pursue any kind of injunction.” reacting to changes in the Fair Labor
Lake City, Utah). Against: Stephens, to pay prosecution costs and court ap- Several people in the crowd immedi- Standard Act regarding the new mini-
Tammy S. (West Unity, Ohio) and Ste- pointed attorney costs, pay restitution of ately asked him why. “We’re not going mum annual salary of $47,476 for ex-
phens, Heath (Bucyrus, Ohio). $760.35 to the victim, have no contact to put legal opinions in the paper,” re- empt employees, raises were given to the
with the victim, be assessed for drug sponded Mr. Lehenbauer. “If there is lit- three Village employees that fell below
WILLIAMS COUNTY and alcohol treatment and successfully igation we’re not going to publicize what the new level. Effective November 20,
DIVORCE & DISSOLUTION complete any recommendations and all our legal position is.” 2016 the Fiscal Officer position will be
Stephens, Michelle (Montpelier, Ohio) aftercare, stay out of bars/taverns, not paid $50,000, the Chief of Police and the
and Stephens, Donald Jr. (Forest, Ohio). possess or consume alcohol or any il- The next three speakers followed and Superintendent of Public Service Opera-
legal substance, successfully complete asked the Council what action had been tions will each receive $52,000.
FULTON COUNTY TRAFFIC the Theft Intervention Program, and taken on the matter since the last meet-
Badenhop, Marvin F. (Delta, Ohio). serve 56 days in CCNO with credit for ing. There was little response other than Swanton Fire Chief Mike Wolever
Improper backing. Fine: $102; Costs: time already served. Failure to comply to say that acting on the advice of coun- presented his recommendation for op-
$80. could result in Ms. Fletcher spending 8 sel, they would not speak on the issue timal staffing at 12 full-time individu-
Bergan, Julianne C. (Swanton, Ohio). months in prison for each count, to be for fear of jeopardizing their case. als to cover four positions. Council will
51/35 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80. served concurrently with each other for take the recommendation under con-
Bernath, Alexander J. (Archbold, a total of 8 months in prison. The meeting actually began with two sideration. The Council did approve the
Ohio). Assured clear distance ahead. proclamations from the Mayor and the continued employment of Neil Tedrow in
Fine: $102; Costs: $88. A Swanton man was sentenced on Council. The first was to recognize Red Public Service following the completion
Bostelman, Terence L. (Swanton, October 24, 2016 in the Fulton County Ribbon Week, October 23 to 31, to pro- of his probation period.
Ohio). 73/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: Common Pleas Court. Andrew Moll, age mote awareness of drug and alcohol
$80. 32, previously pled guilty to Aggravated violence. Andrea Smith of the Swanton It was announced that Swanton Lo-
Brunt, Shannon M. (Montpelier, Ohio). Possession Of Drugs. According to Ful- Area Coalition Committee was on hand cal Schools will hold a Veteran’s Day
ton County Prosecutor Scott Haselman, to receive the proclamation from Mayor celebration on Friday, November 11
on or about August 31, 2015, Mr. Moll Roth. beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Swanton
67/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80. The second proclamation went to Lon High School Gym.
Demaline, Kimberly S. (Wauseon, possessed Hydrocodone. Judge James
Ohio). 68/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: E. Barber sentenced Mr. Moll to serve Fessenden and family for 40 years of ser- The next meeting will be held on No-
$80. 18 months in prison. The court ordered vice to the Village of Swanton through vember 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Vil-
Haas, Gregory W. (Wauseon, Ohio). that Mr. Moll pay any fees and all pros- their business, Fessenden Hardware. lage Council Chambers.
81/70 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $88. ecution costs, and a mandatory fine of Mayor Roth commended Mr. Fessenden
Hutchins, Bobby R. (Swanton, Ohio). $5,000. Mr. Moll’s driver’s license was and his son Eric, who were both there,
Headlights on. Fine: $102; Costs: $80. also suspended for one year with occu- for their four decades of outstanding Bill O’Connell may be reached at
Mattin, Marissa J. (Delta, Ohio). pational driving privileges. [email protected]

76/55 speed. Fine: $77; Costs: $80. A Delta man was sentenced on Oc- Thriving Local Restaurant Uses
Molinski, Sheryl L. (Swanton, Ohio). tober 26, 2016, in the Fulton County
Failure to yield. Fine: $102; Costs: $80. Common Pleas Court according to coun-
Notter, David M. (Swanton, Ohio). ty prosecutor Scott A. Haselman. David

Unexpected Re-Brand To Reach New HeightsStop sign. Fine: $102; Costs: $80. Ex- Garcia, age 34, previously pled guilty to
pired license. Fine: $37; Costs: $80. Aggravated Possession of Drugs. On May
Rodriguez, Judy K. (Delta, Ohio). 4, 2016, he had Fentanyl in his posses- Josh and Jodi Fiser became the own- tremendous financial burden on a small
sion. Judge James E. Barber sentenced ers of Wynns Restaurant & Lounge, a town restaurant or opt to comply with
68/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80. Mr. Garcia to 2 years of community con- small restaurant connected to the Qual- the name change demands, the owners
Rychener, Korben W. (Pettisville, trol and ordered him to pay prosecution ity Inn & Suites hotel in Holiday city, in have decided to change the restaurant’s
costs, stay out of bars/taverns, not pos- December of 2014. “The previous own- name. The forced re-brand has granted
Ohio). 80/70 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: sess or consume alcohol, serve 3 days ers rented the restaurant space from the Josh and Jodi the opportunity to place
$80. in CCNO within 60 days, successfully Quality Inn and named it Wynns with a their own stamp on the restaurant’s
comply with the treatment conditions horse inspired theme,” said Josh Fiser. name and atmosphere.
Williams, Christine E. (Delta, Ohio). of his supervision by the Henry County “Four months later, we took over and
OVI. Fine: $375; Costs: $80. Opera- Court of Common Pleas, and suspended didn’t want to confuse our local sup- The re-brand to JJ Winns Restau-
tor’s license suspended from August 13, his driver’s license for 6 months, with porters, so we kept the name and logo.” rant and Lounge will take place slowly,
2016 to February 11, 2017. Subject to driving privileges for treatment and pro- as the transition is a major undertak-
resentencing of 182 days jail and $1075 bation appointments. Failure to comply Nearly three years later, Wynn’s Res- ing. One immediate benefit customers
fine with any violation of drug/alcohol could result in Mr. Garcia spending 11 taurant’s successful online presence, will see is the new hand-held tablet
or license law through October 27, 2016. months in prison. thriving community support, and grow- menus. They provide a high definition
Reportable probation until October 27, ing social media following has surged its visual that will improve their dining ex-
2016. Drug and alcohol assessment and rankings in search results and sparked perience immensely. “Our customers
any after care. 72 hour program. ALS

the disapproval of Wynn Resort in Las have come accustomed to great food
Vegas, NV. That disapproval quickly es- and great service at a reasonable price.
calated to threats of a potential lawsuit This will continue and along with the
and claims of intellectual property in- name change, we are committed to im-
fringement. proving and making the restaurant ev-
Left with the option to contest the erything our customers want it to be,”
famous Las Vegas Resort and create a said Jodi Fiser.


4 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

TO: Residents of the Village of Archbold and German Township
RE: Separation of Boundaries

The leadership of the Village of Archbold is issuing this public letter in order to help clarify the facts and possible misconceptions
regarding the Village’s petition for separation of boundaries between the Village and German Township.

The option to remove Archbold from German Township has been a topic of discussion in the past and revisited more seriously early this
year. As with all decisions made by members of your Village Council, the best interests of our citizens and community is always a priority.

Following months of thoughtful discussion, Council unanimously voted to pursue changing the presently-overlapped boundaries of the
Village of Archbold to be separate from German Township. Our request to “conform the boundary” (as the process is formally referred to)
will allow the Village of Archbold and German Township to operate independently and ultimately better serve our respective constitu-

Change and forward progress is often a difficult process that can elicit emotions in those who may not have a clear picture of the long-
term benefits of change. We want to assure you that the factors leading up to the position on separation of the boundaries between the
Village and Township were not made casually. Our decisions are always with your best interests in mind.

What are the benefits of separating the boundaries between the Village and Township?

Efficient Government

Eliminating an overlapping government structure and making the most efficient use of resources is the goal. While the structure may
have served the public well historically (originated in the late 1830s), that is no longer the case. Ohio law allows that when a Village popu-
lation grows to 5,000 or more residents, it becomes a “city” and is entitled to being granted its “conformity” request. While Archbold’s
population stands at 4,300 residents, thousands more come into the Village every day to join the workforces of numerous industries and
business. The reality is that the Village of Archbold must operate as a “city” without the formal designation. It’s simply time to officially be
recognized as such.

Focused Representation

The conformity of boundaries permits Township Trustees to focus priority and attention to the voters they truly represent today– their
2,100 rural constituents, who make up 33% of the township population. In turn, Council can continue to serve the residents within the
Village of Archbold (67% of the population). In an age when government leaders must work to collaborate, reduce redundancy in govern-
ment and pursue improvements within our communities, this progressive leadership will ensure the most effective and efficient means of
caring for our residents well into the future.

Let’s look at the breakdown financially. Currently the combined Village/Township population of 6,400 residents elect 4 Township
Officials who manage a $600,000 budget. In contrast, 4,300 Village residents elect 7 Village Officials who manage a $10,000,000 budget.
After separation, 2,100 residents would elect 3 Township Officials who would manage a budget of approximately $360,000.

Limited Taxation

Part of the property taxes Village residents pay to the Village of Archbold covers street and road repair within the corporation limits. In
addition, Archbold residents are also taxed by the Township toward road repair and the Township general fund… none of which is invested
within the Village corporation limits. While an argument can be made that Archbold residents use Township roads and should pay for using
them… the opposite is also true… in that Township residents use Village roads, roads in Defiance, Napoleon, Wauseon and elsewhere, but
don’t contribute to them by way of property tax. This added layer of taxation can be eliminated.

What’s the situation with the Fire Department?

Contrary to what you may have heard, the contract between German Township and the Village of Archbold to provide fire protection
services is not part of the separation of boundary issue. While the arrangement between the entities to provide the highest quality service
has been adequate for a long time, the arrangement is dated and also in need of change and improved efficiency.

The Village currently provides the fire department facilities, staff, payroll, insurances, etc., however does not have ownership and
responsibility for the fire equipment and apparatus. The Village is simply looking to streamline the operation and management of the fire
department, as we strive to responsibly do for every department within the Village. In addition, the Village is able to support the equipment
through taxes that Archbold residents already pay into the Village general fund, eliminating the duplicative tax Archbold residents currently
pay into two Township fire levies.

We look forward to working with the Township Trustees in hopes to purchase the existing equipment (factoring in that Village residents
contributed over 66% of the original purchase investment), or to exchange the equipment for a fire contract with the Township.

The Archbold Fire Department will continue to provide the same high quality service to all Village and German Township residents as it
has always provided. No one will see a change in that service. No one in the Township will lose fire protection services. The equipment
will simply now be managed by the Village instead of the Township.

How does the separation tie into the CR 24/SR 66 issue?

It doesn’t. Some people have been misinformed and have unfortunately combined these two separate issues.

Traffic and safety has been a topic of discussion for over a decade, including how to make use of CR 24 for better handling emergency
service equipment as well as industry and agricultural truck traffic. We are extremely fortunate to live in a community of successful indus-
try and locally owned businesses. Growth within the Village has brought benefits of good jobs, quality schools, beautiful parks, and infra-
structure upgrades that benefit citizens throughout the local community.

In 2011, the Village met with the Commissioner Boards of Fulton, Henry and Defiance Counties as well as the German Township
Trustees, regarding increasing traffic concerns. As a result of that meeting, a letter was drafted asking for State support and funding to
improve CR 24 to ODOT standards for truck traffic from US 20A to US 6. All parties present signed the letter that was sent to state and
federal legislators.

Two years later, $1.3 million in federal highway and ODOT funding was awarded to contract for a pre-engineering and environmental
feasibility study for the potential project. As a result of the commitment from the commissioners and trustees, the Village was then made
the lead local agency on the study and contributed $200,000 toward the project. An additional $49,000 investment was also made to
include a study for an under/over pass to serve the west side of Archbold and the potential new road. Because of concerns raised by the
downtown retail community, the Village of Archbold contracted with BGSU’s Center for Regional Development (CRD) to conduct an eco-
nomic impact analysis of the project. The study cost Archbold $28,000, but was an important investment to make in order to better under-
stand the potential impact for these local businesses. The results of these studies and proposed designs will be available for public review
at an open house on November 15th with representatives available from the Village of Archbold, ODOT, Fulton and Henry Counties, and
the consultant team from Tetra Tech. We encourage you to attend the open house to gain insights and ask your questions about this pro-
posed project. Remember, the project has not been finalized, so your constructive input is welcome. We believe you’ll be pleased with the
learnings of the study and the opportunity for our region to be considered for an investment of this magnitude.

While we realize that this project has unfortunately generated some emotional conflict, we want to stress that Village Council wants
nothing more than what will serve the best interests of the broader community.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve. We are passionate about this community and want nothing more than to work
together to keep it vibrant for the future.

Respectfully, Mayor Jeff Fryman and the Archbold Village Council

Council President, Kevin Morton Councilman Kenny Cowell Councilman Vaughn Bentz
Councilman Ed Leininger Councilman Kevin Eicher Councilman Brian Huffman

Paid Announcement


Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 5

Voices Of The Past Tour Dives Deep Into Montpelier’s Past

PHOTOS BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF By: James Pruitt Dr. Snyder became well known in the
THE VILLAGE REPORTER county and developed a good reputation.
SPOOKY TALES FROM THE PAST ... Sandy Gordon led the “Voices of the Past” Over the next 20 years they had nine
tour Oct. 29 in downtown Montpelier. Around 20 people attended the two tours Walking between light and shadow children, but only two made it past child-
and learned about some prominent and notorious residents of the village. Here, she a group of strangers went on tour deep hood. Disease would run rampant in the
talks about how on a clear day you could see down Empire Street to the train tracks into Montpelier’s past. spring and summer and the poor doctor
to see if the train had come in. Here she told the tale of an unnamed woman who likely brought the pestilence home with
died when, while on fire, she was hit by train while looking for rescue. The tour, “Voices of the Past,” led by him and passed it on to his children.
Sandy Gordon, touched on stories from
TOWN HISTORY ... This inscription on the old Louden Building in downtown Mont- three real figures from the town’s past When the railroad came to town, he
pelier shows where the Grand Army of the Republic organization met. The GAR and two tales that dealt with the super- saw a business opportunity when the
was the first veterans group and this chapter was named after Hiram Louden, a natural. The Oct. 29 event was the first town’s population quadrupled by 1889.
Montpelier man who first volunteered for the Civil War and later died of disease. time such a tour was held in town and He created subdivisions that still bear
The chapter closed in 1930. organizers are hoping it become an an- his name and built homes to house the
nual tradition. throngs of newcomers.
Fulton, Williams Counties
See Jumps In Jobless Rates There were two tours with four people But, being a successful doctor and real
on the early show and 15 on the second. estate mogul meant long hours and the
By: James Pruitt County tied for 70th, Defiance (4.5) is pressure to meet expectations. Burning
THE VILLAGE REPORTER 53rd. Gordon, dressed in period costume the candle at both ends, he needed help.
Goods-producing industries, at from the Civil War era, complete with
Local unemployment rates rose in 899,700, lost 3,800 jobs in construction a black dress and bonnet led the group He lost a patient who was a prominent
September matching the upward trend (-2,600) and manufacturing (-1,200). using a lantern for light. The 45-minute citizen. He turned to different chemicals
of the state and the nation in Septem- Mining and logging did not change over walk featured stops at Main Street and and opium. Powerless to beat the addic-
ber. the month. North Monroe and a couple of places on tion, Snyder died in 1890.
The private service-providing sector, Main Street.
Williams County’s September rate at 3,816,300, added 3,500 jobs. Em- An autopsy performed by 10 physi-
(not seasonally adjusted) rate was 4.4 ployment gains in financial activities At each stop, Gordon shared a story cians concluded he died of pneumonia,
percent, up from 4.1 in August. Fulton (+2,900), other services (+2,700), profes- about a person, some heroic, others no- as sheer exhaustion took its toll. His
County was at 4.2 up from 4.0 the previ- sional and business services (+1,800), torious. The ghost stories were not so wife gave him a lavish funeral and for a
ous month. and information (+600) exceeded losses scary, but she hoped they gave people while he was buried in Louden Cemetery
in leisure and hospitality (-2,600), edu- food for thought. south of town.
Statewide the jobless rate was 4.8 cational and health services (-1,000),
percent in September, up from 4.7 per- and trade, transportation, and utilities There was the story of the Empire It was a swampy 1-acre parcel that
cent in August. Ohio’s nonagricultural (-900). House which used to stand where the was a horrible place to bury anyone,
wage and salary employment decreased Government employment, at Valero gas station is now. It was built in Gordon said.
3,100 over the month, from a revised 781,900, decreased 2,800 as losses in 1850 and developed a great reputation.
5,501,000 in August to 5,497,900 in It served as a tavern and a home for the Later his father-in-law raised money
September. owner’s family. to build Riverside Cemetery and rebur-
ied his seven grandchildren and Snyder
The U.S. unemployment rate for Sep- Amid several ownership changes there. Their graves remain to this day.
tember was 5.0 percent, up from 4.9 from 1860-1880, the business thrived
percent in August but down from 5.1 and the reputation remained strong. There was the story of Moses Loud-
percent in September 2015. That all changed when Delilah Owens en, a man who worked as far away as
became involved. Baltimore, Maryland, before returning
The number of workers unemployed home to Ohio and finding a wife. He was
in Ohio in September was 275,000, up Owens, a widow since 1869, and the a staunch abolitionist and was part of
4,000 from 271,000 in August. The mother of three children, was a wild-at- the Underground Railroad in northwest-
number of unemployed has increased heart woman who ran around town and ern Ohio.
by 12,000 in the past 12 months from once possessed of an idea, would not
263,000. The September unemployment shake it, Gordon said. He donated the land for the swampy
rate for Ohio was 0.2 percentage points cemetery, Gordon said.
higher than the September 2015 rate of In 1880, she was asked to run the
4.6 percent. Empire House. Mind you this was an When the Civil War began, his old-
uneducated woman with no business est son, Hiram, was one of the first 100
Monroe County had the highest rate experience. This occurred at the same Ohio citizens to volunteer. He later died
9.2 percent. The lowest was in Mercer time as the railroad coming to town. of disease, and was memorialized with
County at 3.2 percent. the local chapter of the Grand Army of
What could go wrong? the Republic bearing his name.
In northwest Ohio, Williams and The house with a good reputation
Henry counties are tied for 56th, Fulton became a house of notoriety. Owens, Moses’ other son Harrison survived
with the new clientele from the railroad, the war and owned several businesses
promptly ran the Empire House into the in town. Moses continued to farm but
ground. later began losing his eyesight. He went
Owens eventually took ownership and to Ann Arbor for experimental cataract
further damaged the reputation and bot- surgery.
tom line of the Empire House by placing
a large barrel of beer in the front lobby. His eyesight continued to fail and
The barrel had a ladle and she charged eventually he had to give up farming and
people a nickel to drink as much as they moved to town.
“It might have been a reason she had The creepy stories were about a
to keep a gun under the counter in the woman who lived in a shanty near the
lobby,” Gordon said. railroad tracks and who died on a cold,
After years of trying to sell the build- windy night when the fire in her home
ing as a tavern, a buyer was finally found blew onto her dress. She ran outside for
in 1901. That person took the 50-year- help, but became a ball of fire and was
old building and turn into a store and a hit by a train.
greenhouse. He also moved it to the next
site on Monroe. Because she had no family, she was
The building was moved again before buried in a pauper’s grave.
being razed in 1981 and replaced by the
village garage. That same ball of fire appears on the
The lone story of notoriety was the anniversary of her birthday and streaks
tale of the missing traveler. When the across the tracks as she tries in vain to
building was moved in 1901 a skeleton find someone to help her.
was found, but its identity is lost to his-
tory. Another tale involved a man who
Then there was the sad tale of Dr. created daguerreotypes (an early form
Isaiah (I.M.) Snyder. Born in Putnam of photography) and was asked by her
County in 1836, he moved with his fam- husband to take a photo of her shortly
ily to West Unity in 1850. His father was after she died. The photographer did as
a wealthy, farmer which allowed Sny- he was asked and the tale took a twist
der to go to school and eventually took when he noticed that the woman had
some medical classes at the University been holding flowers and then the flow-
of Michigan in Ann Arbor. ers had moved.
He then went to Buffalo to attend a
medical school there where the doctors Attendees were unanimous in their
were studying physiology, a new science appreciation and enjoyment of the tour
at the time. At 22, he graduated from and Gordon’ performance.
medical school.
He joined the Montpelier practice of In the future, Gordon said she is con-
A.L. Snyder (no relation). He married the sidering moving the date away from the
daughter of Leonard Merry (a prominent time for trick-or-treating and if there
citizen and original owner of the Empire was a conflict with an Ohio State football
House), Eleanor, in 1861. game. There might be some expansion of
the tour itself.

For more about Montpelier history,
visit the Williams County Historical So-
ciety at http://williamscountyhistory.

James Pruitt may be reached at
[email protected]

state government (-4,200) outweighed
gains in local (+1,100) and federal (+300)
government. Dolly Parton‘ s Imagination Library

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[email protected]



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6 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

CONTINUED FROM PAGE ... Wedding Announcement

Steady Trends Predominate Fall... Henry - Brown

Mr. Pepple stated, “We either need to find the money, a small portion of the numbers, Ms. Riley’s report Chelsea Marie Henry and Kurtis James Brown
or a donor.” Finding volunteers for the actual pack- uncovered some disturbing facts about Williams were united in marriage on September 10, 2016
aging event, he said, is never a problem. “The people County. The median annual household income in at John the Baptist Catholic Church in Continen-
that volunteer and come really enjoy the event,” he Williams County is approximately $42,000, which is tal. Officiating at the wedding were Father Mark
said. “The teams really enjoy doing it.” below the median averages for Ohio, and the United Hoying and Deacon Joseph Heeter.
States. 14 percent of Williams County residents re-
A new topic of information mentioned by Mr. Pep- ported that they lived in poverty, with 22 percent of Chelsea is the daughter of Carl & Colleen Hen-
ple in a pilot program of the Toledo Northwestern children aged 0-17 also living in poverty. Of those ry of Stryker. Kurtis is the son of Sam & Diane
Ohio Food Bank, which began in Henry County, and who have received assistance over the past year, the Brown of Continental.
is now appearing in Williams and Defiance Coun- breakdown was:
ties. Entitled ‘Harvest Market’, the program brings Nuptial music was provided by pianists: Ruth
a grocery truck to various locations where people Healthcare assistance - 8 percent Font & Marcie Vennekotter as well as vocalists:
can make purchases at heavily discounted prices. Food assistance - 4 percent Marybeth Weisenburger & Lynn Greber.
According to the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food
Bank, items available for purchase vary from week Prescription drug assistance- 6 percent Matron of Honor: Melissa Andres (sister of
to week, and currently select produce is available Medicare - 5 percent bride) of Stryker. Bridesmaids: Jessica Vennekot-
at no cost. Items are available for purchase using ter - Continental, Stacie Dirr - Continental, Jerica
SNAP benefits, or using credit or debit cards. Shop- Dental care - 4 percent Daft - Montpelier, Brooklyn Ramos - Columbus,
pers are recommended to bring their own bags and Utilities assistance - 4 percent Joan Anderson- Spencer, IA, Stephanie McCord-
boxes, if possible. Mental health assistance - 3 percent Philadelphia, PA, Alexandra Kemmet-Hixson, TN,
Transportation assistance - 3 percent and Adysen Andres - Stryker.
The truck has only been in Williams County
twice, both times at the Enrichment Center, east of Three percent of Williams County adults reported Best Men: Matt Miller-Continental & Ross Mor-
Montpelier on State Route 15. “It will be interesting that at least one person in their household went to gan-Continental Groomsmen: Todd Sigler-Otta-
to see how it works,” Pepple said, adding, “I don’t bed hungry at least one day per week due to a lack wa, Nathan Schmidt-Continental, Curt Hedrick-
know how many clients that they’ll serve, but there of food. Five percent of adults said that they were Continental, Ben Sullivan-Continental, Michael
are plenty of opportunities, specifically in Montpe- uninsured. That number increases to 10 percent for Wagner-Findlay, Gene Tegenkamp-Findlay, Beau
lier and Bryan, but also in other places where they adults with annual incomes of $25,000 or less. 12 Pester-Ottawa, Kyle Vennekotter-Continental.
can park this truck around the county. What we’re percent of adults were dealing with the stress of hav-
trying to do is have them make a stop, so that may- ing bills that they could not pay, the third highest Ushers: Greg Badehop-Liberty Center, Sean
be they would come to Edgerton, they would come stress source behind the hospitalization of a fam- Kobilis-Holgate, Damon Schmidt-Continental,
to Edon, they would come to Montpelier. Just do a ily member (36 percent), and the death of a family Brandon Schmidt-Continental.
route, where they would be in town around an hour member or friend (29 percent). “These are some of
at a location, then just move on to the next. They’ve the things that change the conditions and the envi- The wedding reception was held at the K of C
only been here twice in October…they’re just rolling ronment of where we live, work and play, and drasti- Hall in Defiance. Entertainment was provided by
this out.” cally effect the range of health, and quality of life,” DJ Ric Ramos of Stryker.
Ms. Riley said.
Nothing but praise was heard when the topic Chelsea is a 2007 graduate of Stryker and a
changed to the donations of beef, pork and veni- Mr. Pepple reported on a conversation that he 2010 graduate of Owens Community College. She
son to the local food pantries. Unprocessed meats had with Phil Ennen, the CEO of the Community is a Occupational Therapist at Encore Rehabilita-
are donated to the United Way of Williams County, Hospitals and Wellness Centers (CHWC) on a pro- tion in Ottawa. Kurtis is a 2005 graduate of Con-
which pays to have them processed and delivered to gram currently operating in Toledo under the aus- tinental and a 2009 graduate of Ohio Northern
the local food banks. Mr. Pepple will be acting upon pices of ProMedica. Entitled ‘Food Pharmacy’, this University. He is employed by Central Insurance
the suggestion to contact other processers outside program ties in the professional medical community in Van Wert. He is also the boys varsity basketball
of Williams County to gauge their interest in con- with the efforts to alleviate hunger, and Mr. Ennen coach at Continental as well as a volunteer fire-
tributing to the effort. asked if something similar could be done in Wil- man for Continental Fire Department.
liams County. “The model,” Mr. Pepple explained,
The deliveries from the We Care Cabinet have “…is that people visit a doctor, and the doctor would Following a honeymoon to Jamaica, the couple
been temporarily suspended as the delivery driver is determine if there is food insecurity. They discov- is residing in Continental.
no longer available. The We Care Cabinet has acted ered that they were treating people, then sending
as the outlet for personal care and cleaning items, them out, and they didn’t have any food. So they
and has, since its inception, seen a strong demand are writing scripts, and having them go to the Food
for the aforementioned items. Representatives at the Pharmacy to fill the script for three or four days of
meeting indicated that they would be willing to come food. Some of these are based upon health condi-
to a central distribution point to pick up the items tions; if they had diabetes, they could select food for
until a delivery schedule can be reestablished. that specific health condition. There is a dietician
helping the person select food. We want to explore
Megan Riley of the Williams County Health De- this, and maybe bring it.” The challenge posed how-
partment (WCHD) reported on the data gathered ever, would be the need for space. CHWC has none,
and compiled from their most recent Community and neither does the Parkview Physicians Group
Health Assessment. Completed earlier this year and building. Local food pantries have some of the stan-
done every three years, this assessment uncovers dard fare, but specialized dietetics are a rarity, and
the trends in several demographics of the local pop- there is no dietician.
ulation that, for the most part, go either underre-
ported or unreported in their entirety. New this year Cathy Sito of WIC mentioned that when it comes
is a study entitled, “Social Determinants Of Health.” to donations to a food pantry, quantity does not al-
According to the WCHD, “Social determinants of ways trump quality. She distributed a list of sug-
health are conditions in the environments in which gested items to donate, which included pasta and
people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, rice, canned vegetables and fruits, canned salmon,
and age that affect a wide range of health, function- tuna and chicken, oatmeal and breakfast cereals,
ing, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks.” She peanut butter, chunky soups, and other healthy
noted that this new section dealt more with things items.
that impact health, rather than the old standard of
specific ailment health issues, and breaking down Timothy Kays can be reached at
[email protected]




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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 7

Fountain City Christian School Williams County Favors Investing With
Announces Students Of The Month Banks That Pay Local Property Taxes

PHOTOS PROVIDED By: James Pruitt Fred Lord
STUDENTS OF THE MONTH ... Fountain City Christian School’s Servant Leaders -The commissioners received the
for the month of October are Emma LaBo, 2nd grade (left) and Jaiden Heisey, 8th Williams County will not be changing monthly update from Jobs and Fam-
grade (right). Teachers and staff choose students each month who exhibit servant’s financial institutions anytime soon, af- ily Services Director Fred Lord who
hearts as they set an example for their fellow classmates. ter the Board of Commissioners decided brought in a couple of his staff. The pair
to stay with local banks. deal with a lot of the bookkeeping of the
Metamora Village Council Likes department in terms of allocations and
The Idea Of Selling The Reservoir County Treasurer Vicki Grimm ap- federal grants.
peared before the board Oct. 24 for a
Metamora is going to allow a regional acres on the west side of the park, allows meeting of the Investment Advisory The two women are experienced with
land conservancy to explore the idea of for most of the parking to occur there, Board. The board includes Grimm and the system and know the “magic tricks”
selling the reservoir. thus keeping most of the park traffic- the three county commissioners. to get things done (legally).
free, and pedestrian safe.
The village council heard a presenta- Grimm had sent an article about the Lord said he is in the process of get-
tion Oct. 17 by Rob Krain, executive di- Sauerlender said a fire lane may be possible investment opportunities if the ting wi-fi installed at his office.
rector of the Black Swamp Conservancy, fitting, and will be included in develop- county went with Star Ohio, which was
about some farmland an unnamed per- ment plans. offering 0.63 percent interest. The shift -The planned courthouse decorating
son wishes to donate. Krain offered some would require constant vigilance track- blitz for Nov. 6 has been put on hold
options about the farmland and the res- The Personnel and Finance Com- ing the investment, she said. until the work at the Courthouse Clock
ervoir before council made its decision. mittee reviewed the year to date cost of Tower has been completed. Items for the
$2,700 to pick up brush on a weekly ba- “We are still doing well overall (with event will be placed on the bandstand
The conservancy is a regional non- sis and agreed to continue weekly ser- our) portfolio,” Grimm said. “Our CDs until they can be set up.
profit organization working to protect vice, Council member Justin Kreischer do better than 0.63 percent.
farmland and set up park lands. said. A new air conditioning unit at the
“Star Ohio’s interest rate may be Clerk of Courts office has been approved
The conservancy has been ap- The refuse franchise agreement is up higher, but the workload is higher.” for $7,862.
proached by a landowner willing to do- for renewal at the end of March 2017.
nate their farm to the conservancy in The committee recommends retaining The commissioners were not keen to James Pruitt may be reached at
hopes it would be developed into a na- Advanced Sanitation for a 2-year agree- support Star Ohio since the institution [email protected]
ture preserve. Historically, the conser- ment if prices remain the same. isn’t paying the freight.
vancy works together with local park
districts, townships and villages to help John Pupos said Sue Stough told him “Star Ohio does not pay real estate
establish a park and then hand it off to it hadn’t been out for bid in five years or tax in the county,” Lewis Hilkert said,
them. more and legally we may have to put it contrasting that with local banks who
out for bid again. do pay taxes. “I am not in favor of put-
One option is it could donate the land ting (our) money in Star Ohio.”
to the village to be farmland forever, The current franchise agreement pro-
Krain said. vides village use of two free Dumpsters. The county’s investment picture is
Stough to ask solicitor if village legally improving since the last quarterly up-
He approached Amboy Township has to bid out “Refuse Franchise Agree- date in June, Grimm said. Collections
trustees who weren’t interested in the ment.” of taxes and interest on investments are
donated land being developed into a making up for the earlier losses, she
park, but did pitch an option of acquir- Hudik shared the Lands and Build- said.
ing the Metamora reservoir and running ings Committee Report:
it as a park; naming it after the donor Through Sept. 30, the county has
and maintaining it with proceeds from I&I – Saurelender said he is unable earned $118,360.20 in interest income.
the sale of the donated farm land. to see all sewer lines in videos. Street That’s up $7,782.85 over the same time
Superintendent Chip Vance used tape to a year ago. In 2015, the county had seen
The landowner has yet to be involved locate sewer line and an infiltration. a nearly $21,000 increase in year over
with this option. year earnings.
Road Repair – Reviewed additional
Alternatively, there is the idea of the $695 quote from Premier Patching to While interest rates are down now,
village retaining the reservoir, the con- make large crack repairs on Wildflower following the lead of lending rates, Hilk-
servancy would facilitate the donation of Drive and Swanton Street. ert said if those rates start to rise, inter-
the farmland to the village with restric- est rate may start back up as well. He
tions that it would have to be farmland Kreischer said some repair locations cautioned against thinking the heady
forever or turned into natural habitat. were missed and would like Vance to days of 2007 will come back anytime
Rental proceeds from the donated farm make sure they are taken care of before soon, or if ever.
must be used exclusively to operate the the additional 500 pounds is used.
Park Gates –recommend installing
If village would prefer selling the res- removable bollards to open gates for Archbold Approves Extra Time For Talks
ervoir, the conservancy, through grant pedestrians. Sauerlender motioned to About Fire Apparatus & Equipment
programs they work with, are generally spend up to $300- to revise gate.
able to pay 70 percent of the appraised PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF
value. Bridge – Hudik inquired about weight
limits on bridges in town. ODOT just MARKED FOR SAFETY ... The Archbold Village Council approved a change order
Council member Richard Sauer- completed bridge inspections this year, for the work that installed the imprinted thermoplastic pavement markings on Defi-
lender was not sure village wants to be but the village has not as yet received ance Street.
a landlord, but could see the plus side the report. The village didn’t receive the
of selling the reservoir. The conservancy 2015 bridge report, Vance asked for By: James Pruitt with an additional 30 days possible at
would pay the cost to appraise the reser- 2015 report when they were in town do- THE VILLAGE REPORTER the council’s discretion, “provided a
voir and all associated selling costs. ing this year’s inspection. He can review good faith effort is being made by Ger-
previous bridge reports for weight limits. Talks between Archbold Village and man Township officials to negotiate the
Council member John Hudik asked Hudik suggested load limit signs posted German Township over fire equipment sale of apparatus and equipment.”
council to step back from a decision now on bridges. ownership have up to 60 days to wrap
and take time to review all options. Hu- up or the village will seek it elsewhere. The council also approved:
dik had some concerns with giving up a Street Superintendent Report A changer order for $6,383.97 for ad-
source of water, in the event someday Verbal quote from Mike Anderzack for The village council approved a reso- ditional quantities of imprinted thermo-
the village would need to produce water $50,000 to $100,000 remove clear well. lution Oct. 17 granting 30 additional plastic pavement markings for Defiance
again. Council approved $175 to replace days of talks with the township with Street. The change makes the final cost
light on park entrance. the goal of acquiring the fire apparatus $178,273.97.
Most thought it would be economi- and equipment. The resolution amends A change order for the East Lugbill,
cally impossible for Metamora to restart New Business Section 7 of Resolution 2016-52 which Myers and West Barre road project for
the water plant. Fulton County Public Utilities Direc- had authorized the Village Administra- $28,513 to cover additional quantities
tor Ziad Musallam forwarded info on a tor and Director of Finance to expend or of materials. The final contract price is
Council voted to allow Krain to pur- Lagoon Workshop offered in Defiance by offset the $569,100 for the material or $95,354.
sue viable options for the sale of the res- the Ohio Water Environment Associa- seek alternative sources for the equip- The council transferred $10,000
ervoir. tion. Registration fee $50 and offers six ment. from the General Fund to the Cemetery
contact hours for the operator. Vance Fund.
In other news: said it would be beneficial to attend. The council and township agreed to
Fire Chief Ray Kelble is concerned Council agreed to allow Vance to at- a 60-day window for talks and now the James Pruitt may be reached at
with recent information provided him tend workshop and the village to pay township has requested a 60-day exten- [email protected]
that involved closing off access from the the registration fee. In addition, Vance sion. The new resolution allows 30 days,
park to Garnsey Avenue and Shawnee will receive two hours of travel time (at
Drive. straight pay) and eight hours of straight Life Long Resident of Williams County
The chief’s concern is if the bridge pay to attend the all-day workshop. Knowledgeable, Experienced, Dedicated
were to go out how would fire and emer- The Fulton County Health Depart- Former Business Owner
gency vehicles get to Garnsey and Shaw- ment would like to give council a presen- with 40-years of experience
nee residences? Access from Memorial tation on the impact of marijuana dis- Community Servant/Conservative
Drive. pensaries. Council agreed to schedule Working for the people
Mayor Wysong said the back of the presentation at a future date.
park would always be accessible to Paid for by the Committee to Elect Rod Miller, Michelle Miller, Treasurer
emergency vehicles from Memorial Drive Mayor’s Report
to Garnsey. •Sheriff’s Report – Deputies spent a
The village’s only discussion was to total of 43 hours patrolling Metamora
close the parking lot behind left field on during September. They spent 14 hours
the north ball field. Access would remain in the morning, 13.5 hours in the after-
north along Shelter C around backside noon and 15.5 hours on the midnight
of north ball field to Garnsey. shift. Officers handled 13 complaints
Kelble questioned closing the parking and one accident.
lot. He would like to see it extended with •EPA sent approval notice of PTI for
road base all the way around to Garn- solar bee.
sey, thus permitting fire access during •Pipeline Safety Survey – mayor will
all types of weather. complete.
Wysong said the purchase of the five


8 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

North Central SOAR Members Train For 2016-17 School Year

LEARNING ACCEPTANCE & RESPECT ... New SOAR members (Students Offering Acceptance and Respect) were trained for the 2016-17 school year at North Central
School. They completed a 14-hour training preparing them to lead and promote peer mediations in the school. Front row trainers are Hayden Haas, Jessica Cheesbro,
Allyson Hutchison, Alyssa Swank, and Payton Taylor; second row Alexa Dominguez, Grecia Dominguez, Emma Fidler, Lilly McMillen, Katelyn Balser, Keanu Miller,
Connor Gendron, Paige Oxender, Alana St. John; third row Martha Marmolejo, Jake Turner, Darbi Stewart, Macie Gendron, Sidney Bell, Lily Wilson, Cora Masters,
Samantha Cummins, Davis White, Gracy Livensparger, Lily Martin.

Wauseon Middle School Announces Bryan Senior Center Announces
First Quarter Honor Roll Students Regular Euchre Party Results

The following Wauseon Ryan Marks Dakota Demaline Ian Arps The Bryan Senior Center hosted its regular euchre
Middle School students Lindsey Mathews Kaylyn Demoulin Elizabeth Baker party on October 25, 2016. There were 21 players pres-
have obtained a 3.0 grade Carter McClain Magdalena Duden Jaden Banister ent. The winners for the day were: 1st place went to: Vin-
point average or above for Kaidence Mendoza Tucker Dulaney* Nicolas Barone nie Stark with a 264. 2nd place went to: Gary Okuley with
the first quarter of 2016- Andrew Eberle* Jackson Bauer* a 207. For more information call: 419-636-4047.
17 (* denotes 4.0): Ashton Meraz
Larry Moreno Ben Ehrsam Noah Becker* Fulton County Senior Center
6th Grade Reece Nation* Cameron Estep Harmony Bell Seeking To Add New Volunteers
Austin Aeschliman Dierks Netcher Gabriella Bowers
Bryse Neuenschwander Jadyn Fisher Tyson Britsch* (WAUSEON, OH) -- The Fulton County Senior Cen-
Ella Albright Lily Nofziger ChieAnne Fitch Jettie Burget* ter invites the community to consider joining their team
Mary Andrews Hannah Oconnor Josephine Callan* of valuable volunteers. “The opportunities are endless”,
Jude Armstrong* Kane Panico Ian Fruchey Cameron Cantu* states Sheri Rychener, Director of the Fulton County
Avery Baldwin Breanna Partin Adriana Garcia* Caden Case* Senior Center, “Our volunteers are one of our most
Jazmine Barajas* Maddux Chamberlin valuable assets, and our seniors greatly appreciate their
Ethan Borton* Aidan Pena Olivia Gigax Ayden Cheney service.”
Isaiah Bourn Lyndsey Pence Aaliyah Glover Kaitlynn Christenson
Kelsey Bowers Joseph Perez Braxton Goings Olivia Clark Volunteers are welcomed at all five locations to help
Jackson Callan Hailey Rademaker Lawson Grime answer the phone, call Bingo, drive seniors to local ap-
Grace Calvin Jayde Ramos Kaitlyn Gype Ava Conti pointments, teach classes, games, or hobbies, deliver
Megan Carder Beau Reeder* Nathaniel Hardy Jacob Couts meals, or wrap silverware to name a few. Sites are locat-
Danielle Carr* Grace Rhoades* Kolton DeGroff* ed in Archbold, Delta, Fayette, Swanton and Wauseon.
Yasmin Roblero* Daniel Hite Uzziah DeLaCruz
Rachel Carr Mackenzie Holsinger Easton Delgado “We encourage those who are interested to let us
Addyson Case* Dane Rose Evaan Dominique know what their talents are and where they would like
Drue Roush Marie Hutchinson Darren Dong* to help out at,” states Rychener. “It doesn’t matter if
Jillian Colon Madison Rufenacht Marriah Ibarra Brayden Everly someone is able to help on a weekly basis, or just a cou-
Avery Coronado Jordan Schmidt Andrew Figgins ple hours of the month here and there. Every bit of ser-
Karley Shadbolt* Shanon Jackson* BreAnn Garcia vice makes a big difference and is much appreciated.”
Eli Delgado* Martin Shannon Gabriel Jimenez Mykah Garrison*
Keylee Demaline Zebedee Siefker* Jasmin Jimenez Rosston Gerken For more information, contact the Senior Center at
Zephaniah Siefker* Makayla Kebschull Kamron Goolsby 419-337-9299 to find out how to be added to their team
Ezra Dixon* Issac Smith Dylan Grahn* of valuable volunteers and start making a difference in
Justin Duncan Samuel Smith* Jordan King Jacob Hageman* the lives of local seniors.
Mason Felzer Clay Soltis* Colin Kinnersley* Alexis Haury
Ashley Fisher Alayna Spiess Noah Harman* BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT
Jaxton Fisher Jacob Spiess Grace Kuntz* Carter Hite Theodore John Buldas
Jonathan Spurgeon Justin Kutzli Andrew Hoeffel
Kya Foote Jocelynne St. John-Fisher Deacon Laney Jordan Holthues Theodore John Buldas was born on October
Ashley Freestone* Emah Starkweather Aliina Lange Brent Jutze 10, 2016 at Fulton County Health Center. He
Joshua Freestone* Oskar Strezinski Jasmine Love Zander Kesler weighed 8lbs 15oz and was 20 1/2 in long.
Zaden Torres* Jadelyn Maness Gabriel Kuszmaul
Manuel Gante Collin Twigg* John Martinez Cooper Lane* Parents are John & Abby Buldas of Toledo.
Harlin Gault Carter Uribes Serena Mathews* Audrey Leininger Maternal Grandparents are Doug & Sandy
Macy Gerig* Brynn Valvano Emma McCarley Katie Lynch Dietrich of Napoleon. Paternal Grandparents are
Calaway Gerken* Antonio Vasquez Tucker McKean Iziah Maya George & Dena Buldas of Montpelier.
Jackson Gleckler Rylee Vasvery* Eva Mennetti Bailey McGuire Great Grandparents are Ronald Dietrich of
Lyric Gleckler Sunny Vielma* Darwin Montano Lexe McQuillin* Napoleon, Bob & Linda Wagner of Defiance, and
Samuel Gonzalez Emilie Wasnich Kyle Moore* Mackenzie Menningen Pauline Buldas of Montpelier.
Dawson Goodman Madelyn Welch Nastasha Miller*
Kimberly Graham Savannah Wenzel Riley Morr Damon Molina* If we
Nicholai Grzegorczyk Gage Yackee Selena Mullins Logan Moore meet by
Benjamin Gype Madyson Yackee* Connor Nagel* Richard Naves accident
Jadyn Hall Chloe Zuniga Carter Nofziger Landon Nisely
Keaton Hartsock 7th Grade Hunter Nofziger* Don’t Forget
Katelyn Hays Jazlyne Bailey Paige Pahl Hayley Orzechowski*
Layne Henricks Austin Ballard Nainsi Patel Eleanor Oyer* Hit A
Landon Hines Tatum Barnes Autumn Pelok* Emily Parker* Deer, Win
Isaiah Holsinger Evan Bauer* Kaylee Poorman Connar Penrod* A Turkey
Jayme Hoot Annastin Bellmore Krue Powers Levi Perkins
Hudson Hull Garrett Brown Erica Rabe Morgan Plotner
Gavin Karcsak Carson Burt* Isaac Ramirez Leanne Pownall
Zaidan Kessler* Kadence Carroll Jane Richer* Chelsie Raabe*
Michael Kretz Anthony Cheezan Braelyn Riley* Jaxon Radabaugh
Natalie Kuntz* Braden Chittum Noelle Ringler Logan Richer
Samantha Lappin Estefania Coronel Mason Ritter Victoria Rios
Henna Law Zachary Robinson* Maysyn Rodriguez*
Jack Leatherman* McKenna Roderick Serenity Rogers*
Alden Leininger* Ellie Rodriguez Sophia Rosa
Kage Little* Amber Rufenacht Lance Rupp*
Alona Mahnke Salvador Sanchez Sarayna Russell
Kara Satkowski* Noah Sauber
Kaidian Saxton Jac Schroeder* You
Andrew Scherer* John Shema* should
Sebastian Schultz Jaden Short
Marisa Seiler Chaney Sigg* call
Karlee Shehorn Amber Smith
Kyle Shehorn Haylee Smith* We have 50 courtesy Cars
William Sherman Loren Starkweather
Kylie Siler Kiara Stutzman at no cost to you when we repair you vehicle
Colton Sluder Jalen Suarez
Jayden Snyder Brady Thomas
Samantha Stein Nolan Thourot
Cameron Stevens Dominic Tripp
Faith Stinner Braden Vernot*
Bryson Stump Benicio Vielma
Clay Stump* Lucas Wheeler
Shannon Sweeney Layton Willson
Jonas Tester Isaac Wilson
Luke Tester* Mariah Wittenmyer
Connor Twigg Haleigh Wurst
Jayli Vasquez
Logan Waldron*
Hunter Wasnich*
Janelle Wilkie
Jaytin Windisch
Traven Yarbro
Mia Zuniga
8th Grade
Payton Albright*


Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 9

Williams County 4-H Honors Service, Youth & Volunteers

By: James Pruitt able to put a smile on people’s faces. As PHOTOS BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF
THE VILLAGE REPORTER an active camp counselor, 4-H ambassa-
dor, and Jr. Fair board member – Free- LONG TIME VOLUNTEERS ... Volunteers who have served 10 to 30 years are: 10
A legacy of service and commit- man can turn the most daunting tasks years – Angela Friedel, Rachel McCullough; 15 years – Melanie Haines; 25 years
ment to excellence brought more than into something fun and enjoyable. – Dianne Dargitz, Wayne Dargitz and 30 years – JoAnn Skiles. Not pictured: 30
100 people together for the annual 4-H Years - April Sloan; 25 Years - Norma Andres and Florian Chirra, Michele Reeder,
Awards Dinner. “The whole idea behind (4-H) projects James Steffel; 15 Years - Melanie Haines, Denny Phillips; 10 Years - Candi Hulbert,
is not to win a ribbon – that’s just a bo- Tiffany Studer, Tracie Mills and Jerald Finch.
The Gillette Building at the Williams nus,” Freeman said. “I have ‘It’s to teach OUTSTANDING TEENS ... Madison Freeman, standing in for brother Dakota Free-
County Fairgrounds was the setting as yourself that you can do anything if you man, Caleb Haines, and Evan Fisk.
the county organization paid tribute to set your mind to it.” SKILLATHON WINNERS ... Laurynn Wieland, second place Junior Goat and first
the work of adult and youth volunteers place Junior Swine; Kayleigh Horton, first place Junior Swine; Cole Uran, third
and participants. The event featured In their first years as a 4-H member, place Junior Goat; Colton Friedel, first place Senior Swine; Evan Fisk, second place
games, a dinner, election of new officers he remembers looking up to those “big Senior Sheep and Connor Gendron, second place Junior Swine.
and the awards ceremony. kids” and wanting to be like them. Along
with several other goals this teen has set
The program was emceed by Kim Her- for themselves (and reached), becoming
man of Ohio State University Extension. one of those “big kids” that is looked up
to is one.
Several clubs were recognized for be-
ing a 2016 Honor Club: “ I must say, they have done an amaz-
ing job,” Herman said.” Crediting 4-H as
4-H Explorers, Bonnie Blue Ribbons a “vehicle to continue on (their) learning
and Dairy, Edon Go Getters, Fit N Trim, path”, this teen wants to thank all the
Heartland 4-H’ers, Hoof Beats, Kidding advisers that have helped along the way.
Around Goat Club, Locos in Action, He wants them to know that, as advis-
Sharp Shooters, Stars of 4-H and Supe- ers, you not only impact the 4-H mem-
rior Farmers. bers, but their families as well.

Milestone anniversaries included: Dakota is a member of the Stars of
Wide Awake Livestock, 95 years; Bon- 4-H and son of Scott & JoDel Freeman.
nie Blue Ribbons and Dairy, 60 years;
Hoof Beats, 30 years; 4-H Explorers and The outstanding first year members
Sharp Shooters, 15 years and Hop For were nominated by their advisers. The
It, 5 years. award is based not only on their accom-
Two volunteers were recognized for plishments, but their overall first-year
30 years of service, JoAnn Skiles, Sharp experience as a traditional 4-H member.
Shooters, Stars of 4-H and April Sloan,
Stryker Livestock, 4-H Advisory Council. Blake Dulle is known for having a lot
The Outstanding Teens were Evan of spunk and enthusiasm throughout
Fisk, Caleb Haines and Dakota Free- the 4-H year. He helped his club with
man. several community service projects and
Each year, outstanding teens are also fundraisers. Dulle represented Williams
recognized. The Outstanding Teen award County at the Ohio State Fair this year
is given to the teens that have had a suc- and came home with an Outstanding of
cessful 4-H career, not only in physical the Day. An adviser described this mem-
accomplishments, but personal accom- ber as always willing to help in any way
plishments as well. they could.
Fisk had no other options but to be-
come a 4-H member, Kim Herman said. Dulle is member of the Sharp Shoot-
“Coming from a family full of 4-H’ers, ers 4-H Club and is the son of Kevin and
this teen has made their own path and I Laura Dulle.
look forward to seeing them excel in the
future,” Herman said. Adyn Herman is described as very ea-
This teen has been active as a camp ger to help anyone and as a “hard little
counselor, Junior Fair board member, worker.” He was nervous about his first
4-H ambassador, and a youth represen- 4-H meeting and wasn’t too sure about
tative on the 4-H Advisory Council. They what to expect, but quickly got over his
have excelled in a multitude of projects fears and started enjoying the meeting
such as sheep, beef, and engineering times.
projects. Even though they are already
super busy with 4-H-related duties, they As a last minute decision, he attend-
also find time for sports and other extra- ed 4-H camp and had a blast! While he
curricular activities. They have served in did not receive top honors at the fair for
various club officer roles and also help his project, he still enjoyed the experi-
with club fundraisers and community ence and had fun. Adyn helped his club
service. with fundraisers and community service
Through 4-H, they have been able projects.
to attend state and national camps and
events. They credit 4-H with teaching He is a member of the Heartland
them skills that have impacted their life 4-H’ers 4-H club and is the son of Jason
– responsibility, money management, and Kim Herman.
leadership, and people skills to name a
few. Oberlin Farms Demolition LLC, won
Fisk is a member of the Hoof Beats the Friend of the 4-H Award. The award
4-H club and son of John and Dawn is selected and presented by the Wil-
Fisk. liams County 4-H Advisory Council.
Caleb Haines also comes from a This award recognizes and individual,
strong 4-H family. He has served as a company, group or business that has
camp counselor, youth advisory coun- displayed a great deal of either financial
cil member, 4-H ambassador, Jr. Fair- or material support to Williams County
board, Food and Fashion board, and was 4-H.
also selected to serve on a few boards at
the state level. Oberlin Farms are considered huge
Haines was a self-proclaimed quiet supporters of the Williams County 4-H
and shy 4-H member…when they start- and their family has deep roots in Wil-
ed. liams County 4-H. Throughout the years
“However, 4-H has worked some the family has supported improvements
of its magic again, as I would not con- at 4-H Camp Palmer, donated towards
sider them shy now,” Herman said. “I the updated landscaping around the 4-H
have watched this teen push themselves building and have supplied mulch for
outside of their comfort zone and have fairgrounds.
fun during the process. They credit 4-H
with helping them develop skills such as The 4-H Service Award went to JoAnn
time management, organization, public Skiles. This award is presented to an in-
speaking, teaching, and interviewing. dividual, company, group or business
Haines is a member of the Stars of that displayed a great deal of contin-
4-H and son of Paul and Melanie Haines. ued support and service to the Williams
This year there was a 3-way tie for County 4-H program.
the top honors, with Freeman also being
honored. Skiles was nominated for her “never-
Freeman is known for always being ending support of the 4-H program.” She
has served on multiple advisory and or-
ganizational boards, has helped increase
membership within their club. She often
goes above what is expected to help sup-
port and promote the program.

James Pruitt may be reached at
[email protected]

Bryan Lion Ben Murray Helping
Spread The Word About E-Sight

LIFE CHANGING TECHNOLOGY ... Pioneer Area Lion Gloria Gilcher with speaker
Bryan Lion Ben Murray at a meeting on Oct 24th. Ben is wearing his E-Sight glass-
es and told us how they have totally changed his life. Ben is helping Montpelier HS
Freshman, KaSandra Romero, with getting E-Sight to improve her limited vision
from retinopathy incurred at birth.


10 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

NwOESC Approves Changes NAMI Four County Hosting
For The Month Of October Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser
The following actions were taken by website program
the Northwest Ohio Educational Service through the Ohio Treasurer of State.
Center Governing Board at their regular
meeting held October 25, 2016. •Adopted Board Policy 6210A (Oper-
ating Balance Management).
The meeting was called to order at
7:00 pm by President Ron Crawford. All •Entered Executive Session to dis-
in attendance recited the Pledge of Alle- cuss the appointment, employment, dis-
giance. missal, discipline, promotion, demotion,
or compensation of a public employee
The following items were approved or the investigation of charges or com-
under the consent agenda format: plaints against a public employee, offi-
cial, licensee or regulated individual.
•Approved Financial Transactions
-Ayersville Local Schools to provide to INFORMATION/DISCUSSION ITEMS
NwOESC, Paraprofessional Services for The 2017 benefit rates for health,
the period of 8/15/16-6/15/17.
-Sufficient Grace Ministries to pro- dental, vision and life insurance were re-
vide to NwOESC, 21st Century (Patrick viewed with the board. Preliminary dis-
Henry MS/HS), Youth Mentoring Ser- cussion was held on Four County Career
vices, Character Development Service Center appointments.
Learning and Self Esteem Experiences
for the period of 9/1/16-6/30/17. REPORTS PHOTO PROVIDED
-The RIDGE Project to provide to SUPERINTENDENT
NwOESC, 21st Century (Delta MS), Kerri Gearhart shared that NwOESC SPAGHETTI PREP ... Three of the four chairpersons of NAMI Four County’s spa-
Positive Youth Development Activities, was recently designated as a High Per- ghetti dinner fundraiser prepare for the dinner that will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on
Character Development and Self Esteem forming ESC per the State’s new appli- Thursday, November 10 at the First Lutheran Church, 701 S. Defiance St., Stryker.
Experiences Services for the period of cation and review process. The NwOESC Pictured from left are Kathy Foster, Katie Beck and Morgan Uribes. Missing is Gary
9/1/16-6/30/17. submission indicated a 27.16% cost sav- Arnos.
-NwOESC to provide to Pike-Delta- ings to member districts on five primary
York Local Schools, Extended School services selected, resulting in a total cost NAMI Four County will hold its sec- health family and community education
Year Services for the period of 6/1/16- savings of approximately $922,000. Col- ond annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser classes and trainings as well as support
8/25/17. lectively Ohio’s ESCs are demonstrating from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, November groups for family members and persons
$54 million in savings statewide through 10 at the First Lutheran Church, 701 S. with a mental illness.
RESIGNATIONS the High Performing ESC application Defiance St., Stryker. A freewill offering
Rene Hadding, Paraprofessional, ef- process. Meetings with member dis- will be accepted for the dinner, which Sponsors for this year’s dinner in-
fective 10/8/16 tricts are being scheduled over the next includes spaghetti, bread, salad, a vari- clude: First Federal Bank, the Fulton
Matthew Nofzinger, Bus Driver, effec- few months to obtain feedback on pro- ety of beverages and dessert. County Health Center, Thrivent Finan-
tive 10/19/16 grams and services offered by NwOESC. cial and Woolace Electric, gold spon-
Renovations are underway in the build- Once again, several raffles and auc- sors; Stryker General Store and Valko
EMPLOYMENT RECOMMENDATIONS ing for a healthcare clinic available to tions will be taking place during the din- and Associates, silver sponsors; and
CONTRACTS consortium members electing health- ner, including: a 50/50 draw, the NAMI Riverside Greens Golf Course, bronze
care benefits. Updated vending options quilt raffle and a Chinese auction where sponsor. Archbold Boy Scout Troop 63
Certified Limited will be implemented soon in the facility participants buy tickets that place in will once again help as servers.
Verhoff, Natasha L. - CERT-1 Yr - café. OSBA will be providing board of jars of various raffle packages that they
10/10/16 to 6/30/17 education member training locally this would like to win. For more information about NAMI
year, with topics including negotiation Four County, its programs, support
Classified Limited trends, public records and school law, Last year’s dinner attracted an es- groups and community awareness ef-
Carpenter, Mikala E. - CLASS-1 Yr - and booster and extra-curricular groups timated 150 participants. While most forts, visit its website: www.nami-
10/24/16 to 6/30/17 best practices. Members of the Board of chose to eat at the church, take-out din- More information about
Kutzli, Jodi L. - CLASS-1 Yr - Education and Administrative Team will ners are also served. Last year’s fund- the spaghetti dinner is also provided on
10/25/16 to 7/31/17 be attending the OSBA Capital Confer- raiser generated nearly $2,300 to sup- the website.
McCandless, Ashley M. - CLASS-1 Yr ence & Trade Show in Columbus in No- port NAMI Four County’s free mental
- 10/25/16 to 7/31/17 vember. INFORMATION PROVIDED
Rauch-Slattman, Debra - CLASS-1 Yr
- 10/24/16 to 7/31/17 CFO/TREASURER Lyons To Impose Income
Weber, Christine M. - CLASS-1 Yr - Homer Hendricks reported that busi- Tax Beginning November 1
10/11/16 to 7/31/17 ness office staff and others will attend
Williamson, Abbie L. - CLASS-1 Yr - a webinar on Board Docs. Insurance By: James Pruitt The village’s finances have been im-
10/18/16 to 7/31/17 open-enrollment for staff will be Novem- THE VILLAGE REPORTER paired by recent projects for the water
ber 1st – 18th this year, and is a passive system, Mayor Andrea Gleckler said.
Classified Notice enrollment process. FY17 costs are be- Come Nov. 1, the village of Lyons will The village also needs funding for streets
Dunbar, Kendall N. ing reviewed for the preparation of mid- no longer be the only town in Fulton and sidewalks, she said.
year estimates to districts. The annual County not to have an income tax.
21st Century Site Coordinators state audit will likely begin in December. “We do need more money,” Gleckler
Delta – Douglas Ford Quarterly graphs and investments re- The village will be sending letters out said.
ports were reviewed. to residents the week of Oct. 24 inform-
21st Century Teachers ing them of the new tax. The city will tax James Pruitt may be reached at
Wauseon – Lynlee Reinking DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION incomes 1 percent. [email protected]
Jill Gilliland shared that upcoming
21st Century Drivers
Ayersville – Brenda Pahl training are planned on the identifica-
tion and services to students who are
Substitute Paraprofessionals Deaf-Blind as well as supporting positive
Erica Blanton, Sandra Eitniear, Mad- behaviors. NwOESC preschool programs
eline Gill, Cheri Goertz, Cameron Hew- continue to earn 5-Star ratings in Step-
son, Theresa Lantz, Ashley McCandless, Up-To-Quality.
Abbie Williamson
Substitute Teachers INSTRUCTION AND
Erica Blanton, Debra Cook, Rachel
Fialkowski, Christopher Fidler, Chris- PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
topher Kirkum, Amanda Krill, Erin Mc- Kris Dobbelaere shared a sample
Cormick, Jacob Palte, Emilee Rankin, Wellness Newsletter developed by Me-
Kathro Yoder lissa Sears, Office Specialist, promot-
ing staff health and wellness. Since the
Substitute IEC Bus Drivers start of the school year, approximately
Jodi Hulbert 750 teachers have attended trainings
targeting general education supports
Student Teachers/Interns/ and strategies. This is above and beyond
Volunteers training targeting special education or
through the Ohio Department of Educa-
Lemon, Emily, Speech-Language Pa- tion or the State Support Team Region
thologist Internship as a University of 1. District Data days and Leadership
Toledo Student, Fall Semester, 2016 Lunch and Learns are in process, with
Placed with Kathleen Burnett good feedback to date. ODE staff will be
at NwOESC in November and December
•Approved a memorandum of un- to discuss Local Report Cards and the
derstanding with Recovery Services of Every Student Succeeds Act with area
Northwest Ohio for student workbooks administrators. Consultants have been
to accompany the program “Too Good busy with various county events involv-
for Drugs” for the period of 9/27/2016 ing students at our member districts.
through 6/30/2017 with proceeds from To date events have included the Ful-
the Safe Schools Healthy Students ton County Ag. Fest, Williams County
Grant. JH Honors Band, Williams County Quiz
League, and Williams County Elemen-
•Approved employment of Dorthy K. tary Quiz Tournament.
Pietrykowski as Assistant to the Trea-
surer-Fiscal Consultant for the period •As all of the business of the evening
of October 25, 2016 through June 30, was complete, the meeting adjourned at
2017. The duties of this position will be 8:46 pm. The next regular meeting of the
to assist the chief financial officer with board will be held at 7:00 pm on Tues-
the annual duties unique to Northwest day, November 22, 2016 at the NwOESC
Ohio Educational Service Center. office located at 205 Nolan Parkway,
Archbold, OH.
•Approved the Agreement with Bone-
fish Systems for Electronic Vendor Au- INFORMATION PROVIDED
dit System (eVAS) and Electronic Payroll
Audit System (ePAS) for a five year term,
commencing 10/26/2016.

•Approved participation with Ohio-


Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 11

Swanton Fine Art Exhibit Montpelier Approves Calendar For
Receives Rave Reviews Utility Shutoffs For Non-Payment

PHOTOS BY BILL O’CONNELL, STAFF By: James Pruitt guiding them to savings with financial in-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER centives and expert advice.
BLUE RIBBON ... Nora Sallows of Wauseon with her Blue Ribbon winning entry
“Tim” in the Pastels category. With some funding changes coming up, The village is continuing to move for-
the Montpelier Village Council decided to ward on its research for a solar project,
change the distribution of its income tax Brooks said.
The village and other communities are
The council approved a change in the partnering together to convert 250 vehi-
income tax distribution from 55 percent cles to propane, Brooks said.
for operating expenses and 45 percent for
capital improvements to a 70-30 split at The village continues to install LED
its Oct. 24 meeting. The move will help the lights for its streetlights around town.
general fund amid some cuts in state aid. Council member Dan Willis asked if there
is specific number of lights to be replaced
The council also approved the door each month.
hanger-termination schedule for unpaid
water and electric bills. The village’s goal “You can see them popping up at dif-
is to keep bills current and it will work ferent street corners and it’s really notice-
with customers who have not defaulted on able,” Willis said.
previous extensions.
Village Manager Kevin Brooks couldn’t
The schedule is as follows: bills are speak to a specific schedule.
generally due on the 15th of the month,
except when that day falls on a Saturday “The goal is to have all the streetlights
or Sunday. Then it will be the following replaced with LEDs at one point,” Brooks
Monday. said. “I know they are doing them sporadi-
cally as the budget allows. You are going
Delinquent notices will be sent out the to see some at the end of the year.”
day after the due date. Door hangers will
be placed about 9-11 days after the delin- Council member Cheir Streicher asked
quent notices are sent. about the fate of green recycling baskets
still scattered about town. If anyone sees
If a bill remains unpaid and no exten- one they should call the village office,
sion or payment plan has been approved, Brooks said.
termination can result around five days
after the door hangers are placed. Some “We are continuing to work through
months can be as short as two days or as every report and issue,” Brooks said. “If
long as six days. people have issues and they report them
to us at the building, we do work through
The village charges $75 for non-pay- each one.”
ment of reconnection for bills less than 30
days and $150 for bills over 30 days. The transition to the new garbage ser-
vice through ARS is getting smoother,
The schedule can be found at http:// Brooks said. The company has been mov- for ing routes around and people are getting
the Oct. 24 agenda. new dates, he said.

Efficiency Smart will be at the Nov. Brooks said the village anticipated a
14 Montpelier Village Council meeting to 4-5-month transition period.
present their program.
“ARS has done a wonderful job ad-
The company helps customers of par- dressing the complaints,” Brooks said.
ticipating municipal utilities lower their “The calls have quieted down.”
electric bills through energy efficiency,
James Pruitt may be reached at
[email protected]

Fayette Village Council To Help
Resident Get Alley Vacated

FIRST PLACE IN OILS ... Debra Buchanan of Toledo, winner in the Oils category By: James Pruitt didn’t get taken care of 40-50, 60 years
and People’s Choice Award for “Little Man”. THE VILLAGE REPORTER ago.”

Fixing an oversight from a half cen- In other news:
tury or more ago was the top action of The village has narrowed its search
the Fayette Village Council Oct. 26. for a new utility billing clerk.
Internet issues have prevented the
The village told Jerry Bailey all he mobile 311 service from becoming op-
needed to do to vacate an alley along erational.
his property was to get the signatures The Police Department has received a
from other property owners. The alley grant for a printer for the E-Ticket pro-
in question exists only on paper on the gram, Police Chief Jason Simon said.
county auditor’s map. Implementation will wait on some com-
puter software.
The Baileys own six to seven lots and The department has lost an officer to
another family has a lot on the “alley.” a better paying department, Simon said.
Replacing the person will be a challenge
The “alley” has been built on over the since many other smaller departments
years. Bailey said his parents got per- are having trouble finding people as
mission to build a garage where the al- well, he said.
ley goes through decades ago. The council approved raising the fee
for water meters from $75 to $250.
“My guess is that some point in time
they had the OK from the village to that James Pruitt may be reached at
and it didn’t get recorded somehow,” [email protected]
Mayor Dan Borer said. “Somebody
dropped the ball along the line and it

YOUTH BEST OF SHOW ... Youth Best of Show winner “Persephone Awakes” by
Jasmine Tanner of Delta High School.

By: Bill O’Connell ing category and Lily Bonar of White-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER house taking a first place in Painting.

The third annual Swanton Fine Art In the Adult Group, several local art-
Exhibit and Sale, held at Valleywood ists received first-place blue ribbons in-
Golf Club from October 21st to the 23rd, cluding Sue Schaller of Swanton in Ma-
played to rave reviews from artists, visi- nipulated Art, Nora Sallows of Wauseon
tors, sponsors and many patrons of the in Pastels and Bill O’Connell of Swanton
arts who praised the quality and diver- in Photography. Deanna Richardson of
sity of the art, the warm and spacious Swanton won second place red ribbons
ambiance of the venue and the value in three different categories, Acrylics,
of the prize money and scholarships Tolle and Watercolors. Red ribbons also
awarded. went to Swanton’s Gail Phipps in Draw-
ing, Carolyn Haller in Manipulated Art
Over 200 works of art were put on and Sue Schaller in Photography. Third
display by 85 artists from three states place and white ribbon winners were
and 20 different communities. There Jenny King of Archbold in Acrylics, Al-
were nine separate categories for the exandra Lederma of Swanton in Com-
Adult Group and four separate catego- puter-Generated Art, Wauseon’s Nora
ries for the Youth Group. Sallows in Oils and Swanton’s Jaye Ba-
dik in Tolle.
On the first day of the event, Friday
evening, the Artists’ Reception was held Blue Ribbon winners from outside
and three judges awarded ribbons to the the local area were Denise Declercq of
top three works in each category and Toledo for Drawing and Best of Show,
the overall Best of Show. The next two Steve Mueller of Holland in Acrylics,
days the exhibit was open to the general Barb Sterling of Sylvania in Computer-
public. Generated Art, Timothy Tyree of Mau-
mee in Mixed Media, Debra Buchanan
The big winner in the Youth Group of Toledo in Oils and People’s Choice
was Jasmine Tanner of Delta High Award, Rose Letherby of Toledo in Tolle
School. Jasmine took first and third and Kay Kocher of Toledo in Watercol-
place in the Computer-Generated Art ors.
category and first place in Best of Show.
Isabella Summers, also of Delta High Just under $7,000 in scholarship
School, placed first in the Mixed Media and prize money was given out and an
category and third in Best of Show. Oth- Awards Dinner will soon be scheduled
er local Youth ribbon winners were Ol- where each winner will receive a written
ivia Bergman of Swanton and a student proclamation from Ohio Governor John
at Monclova Christian Academy, taking Kasich and Lieutenant Governor Mary
third in Drawing and Everett Payton of Taylor. The proclamations will be pre-
Swanton High School finishing third in sented by Governor Kasich’s Northwest
Mixed Media. Rounding out the Youth Ohio Regional Liaison, LuAnne Cooke.
Group was Marika Orta-Deemer of Per-
rysburg High School winning the Draw- Bill O’Connell may be reached at
[email protected]


12 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Four County Career Center Board Swanton Board Of Education
Of Education Meets For October Addresses Railyard Project
The October Meeting of the Four •Chris Badenhop as an “Internal
County Career Center Board of Educa- Sub” for the 2016-17 School Year. PHOTO BY BILL O’CONNELL, STAFF
tion was held on Thursday, October 20,
2016. Prior to the 7:00 p.m. meeting, •Michele Nafziger as the Club Advisor ADDRESSING CONCERNS ... Board of Education prepares to hear from the public.
the Records Commission met at 6:20 for FCCLA. Left to Right: Joyce Kinsman, Jeff Schlade, Steve Brehmer, Shannon Crow, and
p.m., and the Building and Grounds, Kris Oberheim.
and Policy Committees met at 6:30 p.m. •Lori Yoder as a Secretarial Substi-
as previously announced. tute for the 2016-17 School Year. By: Bill O’Connell the responsible individuals at Norfolk
THE VILLAGE REPORTER Southern a copy of this resolution and
As part of the Treasurer’s Report, the •Molly Shea as Adult Ed ESOL In- request that Norfolk Southern provide
Board accepted and/or approved the structor retroactive to September 27, Reacting to unsubstantiated rumors a response and, if the project goes for-
following items: 2016. that the Swanton Board of Education ward, Norfolk Southern will provide as-
had decided to take a neutral position surances that it will implement mea-
•September Meeting Minutes. •James “Matt” Borsoss as Adult Ed with regards to the proposed Norfolk sures that address the Board’s safety
•Financial statements and invest- HVAC Instructor. Southern railcar staging project on the and transportation concerns.” The
ments for the month of September as eastern edge of their community, a large Board approved the resolution with a
presented. •Donations from the following: contingent of anxious residents attend- unanimous vote.
•The copier lease agreement for Adult •Northstar Blue Scope Steel, Delta ed the Board’s October 19 meeting to
Ed through USBank. donated 46,100 sheet steel (23 tons) for voice their concerns and garner support Reports on finances and investments
•The 5-Year Financial Forecast and the use in FCCC labs. for their anti-railyard cause. were given by Treasurer Joyce Kinsman
assumptions for Fiscal Years ending •Fitzenrider Mechanical Contractor and approved by the Board with a three
June 30, 2017 through 2021 as pre- donated a new heat pump unit and a Following the meeting’s preliminar- to two vote with Dave Smith and Chris
sented. new condensing furnace for the Plumb- ies, Board President Steve Brehmer Nijakowski dissenting.
•Appropriation modifications as pre- ing/HVAC Lab. called for anyone wishing to address
sented. •Bob Roesch donated miscella- the Board to do so at that time. Three A resolution related to the financ-
•Ratify the insurance rates set by the neous HVAC parts and duct work to the members of the crowd took advantage of ing for the building project and building
Northern Buckeye Health Plan for the Plumbing/HVAC Lab. the opportunity with Mary Solomon of consolidation which will allow the dis-
2017 calendar year as presented. •Under Board Committee Reports, Swanton Township speaking first. trict to finance up to 1.8 million dollars
•“Then and Now” Certifications as the Board received updates from: which is about 30% of the total proj-
presented. *Building and Grounds, and Policy “This is a safety and health issue for ect over a ten-year period was also ap-
As part of the Superintendent’s Re- Committees our children,” stated Ms. Solomon. “And proved four to one with Mr. Nijakowski
port, the board accepted and/or ap- *Directors of Operations, Career Tech it (railyard) will eventually reduce school voting no.
proved the following items: Education and Adult Education. enrollment because who would want to
•The resignation of Teresa Karnes, Upcoming meetings involving mem- live here in an unsafe environment for Ms. Kinsman also gave an overview of
Secretary, effective December 31, 2016. bers of the Four County Career Center their children.” Ms. Solomon went on the district’s five-year forecast including
•Steve Inkrott as Guidance Counsel- Board of Education include the regular to urge the Board to step up, both ver- moving from a four-building to a three-
or effective November 14, 2016. November Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m., bally and financially, and work with the building configuration. The Board voted
•Additional Certified Substitutes for on November 17, 2016 in the Multi- Township to prevent this “atrocity” from five to zero for approval. The forecast
the 2016-17 school year as presented. Purpose Room at Four County Career going forward. will be submitted to the Ohio Board of
Center. Board Members will attend the Education.
Public Safety Service Personnel Dinner Swanton resident Nicholas Cole and
prior to the meeting. Swanton School bus driver Karen Un- In other news, the Board approved
derwood followed and echoed Ms. Solo- an internship program between Swan-
Fountain City Christian School mon’s main point, the safety and welfare ton schools and Ashland University for
Selects Student Council Members of Swanton students and cited several six student teaching positions. They
logistical challenges the additional train also approved contracts for 32 employee
STUDENT COUNCIL ... FCCS Student Council Members are ready to serve their traffic would create. positions within the district.
school and local communities for the 2016-2017 school year. Front row: Ella Cum-
mins (8th grade) and Devin Franklin (7th grade); Back row: Sam Cummins (10th After everyone had spoken Mr. Leigh Pancoast, Brooke Chinni, and
grade), Jared Stokes (12th grade), Justin Purk (12th grade), Kiria Law (10th grade). Brehmer presented a prepared resolu- Ariel Ohlemacher are designated ap-
tion addressing the Board’s railyard proved to pass medication(s) to students
impact concerns which included the according to ORC 3313.713 upon com-
disruption of student transportation, pletion of the required training.
the safety of student who walk to and
from school, increased noise and the The annual Washington, DC trip for
potential devaluation of local real estate eight graders was approved and will
which would result in lower school tax take place between May 17 and May 21.
revenue. Brooke Chinni and Ariel Ohlemacher
will act as advisors, assisted by Mr. Matt
The resolution also charged Super- Smith.
intendent Jeff Schlade to “convey to
Bill O’Connell may be reached at
[email protected]

Wauseon Maintenance Worker Resigning Stryker High School Names Hayden
To Build School In The Caribbean Clingaman Student Of The Month

By: James Pruitt on the approved salary scale.
THE VILLAGE REPORTER - Melanie Hoot as classified substi-

A maintenance assistant is leaving tute and Marin Miller as a student pool
the Wauseon school district to enter the worker.
mission field.
The board accepted $1,010 from the
Jason Suon, a six-year employee for Wauseon Rotary Club to the WES Stu-
the district, submitted a letter of res- dent Activity Fund and $250 from Don’s
ignation with his announced intention Automotive Group, LLC, to the WES
of building a permanent school for the Food Pantry and Student Activity Fund.
children of Haitian immigrants working
in the sugar cane fields of the Domini- The board approve several “Then
can Republic. His last day will be Dec. and Now” certificates. The 20-item list
30. seemed extensive, but interim district
Treasurer Ted Penner said it was a mat-
The Board of Education accepted his ter of housekeeping.
resignation Oct. 27, as well as one from
Katie Black as District Mentor, effective Penner said he has been busy meet-
Oct. 10. ing other demands as treasurer and was
finally able to process the purchases.
In other personnel moves, the board Some of the purchases date back to De-
approved: cember 2015.

- Lisa Kuszmaul as a substitute bus Penner said he would be able to work
driver, retroactive to Jan. 7. with the new treasurer for as long as
- A one-year limited certificated non-
athletic supplemental contract to Mark James Pruitt may be reached at
Britsch as a district mentor at Step 8+ [email protected].com

Montpelier Chamber Of Commerce PHOTO PROVIDED
Gets Update About Village Matters
STUDENT OF THE MONTH ... September Student of the Month is Hayden Cling-
aman. The Core Value for the month was Responsibility. Pictured is Sharon von-
Seggern, sponsor from Mama DeLuca/Subway.

By: James Pruitt ers. Homecoming was well attended and ECOT High School Announces
THE VILLAGE REPORTER the football team is doing very well. Local Honor Roll Students

On October 7th, the Village of Mont- School Administrator: Su Thorp stat- Columbus - The Electronic Class- Justin Morgan, Swanton
pelier Administrator Kevin Brooks spoke ed the program School to Work with se- room of Tomorrow (ECOT) - Ohio’s larg- Ariana Seegert, Wauseon
to the Chamber of Commerce about the- nior internships is available to any busi- est charter school- announced today Cameron Saltzman, Bryan
leaf pick up that would soon take place. ness interested and the new program that 1691 students were named to the Dallis Clauson, Stryker
Overdrive in connection with the local school’s latest “Honor Roll” or “Honor “We are extremely proud that so many
Brooks updated the Chamber of library that allows students to access Roll with Distinction”. of our students earned this prestigious
Commerce on the transition to ARS as books on line is going over very well. distinction,” said ECOT Superintendent
the community’s garbage hauler. Any- Students ending each quarter with a Rick Teeters. “It’s not only a testament
one caught using someone other than The chamber’s second Business Af- 3.0-3.499 GPA for that previous semes- to the dedication of these students, but
ARS for garbage or recycling faces a ter Hours was Oct. 5 and sponsored by ter are named “Honor Roll”; and stu- to the hundreds of hard-working teach-
$200 fine. Evergreen Manor. Cookies on Demand dents with a GPA of 3.5 or above will be ers we have across Ohio.”
hosted the event. named “Honor Roll with Distinction.” Since 2000, ECOT has provided Ohio
He advised that in moving forward students the best curriculum, technol-
with a Green Energy Policy, electric Eicher’s Subs Ribbon Cutting was Among the 845 students named to ogy, and teachers available online to-
rates will spike next year. Oct. 10. the “Honor Roll” 2 are from your area: day. With over 20,000 students having
graduated from ECOT, and with an en-
In the wake of a spate of car break- The Building Committee’s Chicken Melissa Baranowski, Delta rollment now over 14,000, ECOT is one
ins, Brooks reminded everyone to lock BBQ will be 3-5 p.m., Nov. 19 at the Meghan Saltzman, Bryan of the largest online K-12 schools in the
their vehicles and pull their keys. Chamber office before the Olde Tyme Among the 846 students named to United States.
Gathering Holiday Parade, sponsored the “Honor Roll with Distinction” 5 are
Pastor Dave Tilly asked everyone to by the Chamber and Trackside Railroad from your area:
support all fall festivals at local church- Modelers Building Fund Committee.
es and civic organizations so they can Tickets for pre-sale dinners are $10 and Kaylee Neff, Swanton
continue with student scholarships. Til- $11 the day of the event.
ly asked for prayer for world peace.
The next meeting is 8 a.m. Nov. 11.
The student representatives said the
juniors are wrapping up prom fundrais- James Pruitt may be reached at
[email protected]


Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 13

Wauseon Marching Band Receives Superior Rating At Swanton Bowl


MARCHING BAND ... The Wauseon Marching Indians received a SUPERIOR rating at the Swanton Bulldog Bowl on Saturday October 22nd. The Marching Indians
earned straight 1’s in all aspects of their performance “World Tour”. The Wauseon Marching Indians are under the direction of Mr. Don Clark, Ms. Amanda Aniolowski,
Dr. Mark Cook, Mrs. Jamie Clark, and Mr. Austin Brown. The Field Commanders are Paige Moden and Blade Johnstone. The Marching Indians would like to thank
the community for their continued support this year. With the Superior rating, the Wauseon Marching Indians have secured a spot in the Ohio - State Marching Band
Competition. This will be the 19th consecutive appearance at the State Finals. The Wauseon Marching Indians will be performing their show for the last time this year
at the Brunswick High School, Brunswick, OH on November 5, 2016 at 2:15 pm. Everyone is welcome to come and cheer on the Marching Indians.

Hilltop High School Announces First Dueling Pianos Puts The
Nine Weeks Honor Roll Students Fun Back In Fundraising
For Evergreen After Prom
The following Hilltop Shanti Wyse Josh Fugate
High School students have Chelsea Funk Metamora, OH – Tickets are now along with drinks, musical entertain-
achieved high enough FOUR-COUNTY available for the new Dueling Pianos ment, raffles (and even a TV in the
grades in the first nine JUNIORS Jay Garrett Event to be held on Saturday, Novem- game room for anyone wanting to
week period to make the Haley Geis ber 19 at the Swanton Sports Center. watch football!). Tickets are $50 and
honor roll (* denotes all *Justin Athy Kayleen Jennings With an evening focused on fun with available to guests 21 and over.
A’s): *Molly Roesch Kyra Knapp friends, the Dueling Pianos act prom-
*Leslie Schroeder Alexia Long ises a good time, for a good cause – Still wonder what “dueling pianos”
SENIORS Kurestin Bowers Isaac McKinney the 2017 Evergreen After Prom. is all about? Visit the Dueling Pianos
Ethan Dunson Brandon Franks Morgan Norden International website at www.dueling-
Logan Fleming Audrey Funkhouser Blue Repp The EHS After Prom Committee to learn more about
Felicity Jackson Kaedin Gigax Kendall Roth has planned a night of entertainment their fun-filled and always-popular
Shelby Kuney George Kunkle Madelyn Schaper featuring dueling pianos provided by performances!
Tim Maneval Becca Miller Katelynn Smith Dueling Pianos International: a high
Caiden Miller Chelsea Stickney Hailey Strup energy, all request, sing along, clap-a- The Dueling Pianos event is slat-
Makalie Swisher Mitchel Tule Elisabeth Summers long, rock-n-roll, comedy Piano Show ed for Saturday, November 19 at the
Marisa Yates Stefanie Weaver Randy Vickery where the audience is just as much a Swanton Sports Center at 610N. Main
Devin Wendorf Ben Wieland part of the show as the entertainers! St., Swanton, OH. Doors will open
FOUR-COUNTY Kyle Yates at 6:00 p.m. with the Dueling Pia-
SENIORS SOPHOMORES 8TH GRADE “We wanted to plan anew fundrais- nos show to begin at 7:30 p.m. Tick-
*Riley Burdine *Tayler Bleikamp ing event this year with a focus on ets for the Dueling Pianos event are
*Zoey Abner *Nash Kuney *Kodi Brenner fun. Don’t worry about a long drive to $50 each and net proceeds will go
*Nicole Burrows Samantha Appleton *Taryn Grant see dueling pianos, we’re bringing the towards the EHS After Prom, which
Luis Ayala Aguilera *Laurynn Wieland entertainment right to you,” shared provides a fun and safe evening of
*Mason Locke Emmitt Burdine Sheri Call, event chairman. “From The activities for Evergreen students af-
Tiara Dennison Zoi Bauer Michael Garcia Beatles to Bon Jovi, Johnny Cash to ter the prom. For more event or ticket
Aubrie Calvin Jadyn McClary Jimmy Buffet, and Elvis to the Eagles, information contact a Dueling Pianos
Katie Foster Easton Heer Brody McNeal dueling Pianos repertoire spans the Event committee member: Sheri Call
Jasmine Haynes Christian McKinney Stephanie Moncaleano generations so everyone gets a chance at 419.583.6131 or Jenny Herr at
Veronica Murdaugh Hannah Riley to sing along and enjoy the show!” 419.466.9679. Tickets are available
Jewell Knapp Jaden Rising from members of the After Prom Com-
Jaclyn Lovejoy Josh Pace Connor Schlosser A limited number of tickets will be mittee or at the Metamora State Bank
Mary Netcher Hannah Reamsnyder Arleigh VanArsdalen sold for this fun-filled evening which (Metamora Branch).
Kailah Sowles Christopher Rhoades McKenna Wendorf will include a Taco and Dessert Bar
Ethan Stiltner Chase Whitman
Haylee Sexton 7TH GRADE West Unity American
Taylor Trent Morgyn Siegel *Tori Bauer Legion Auxiliary Preparing
Hailey White Madisyn Underwood *Bryce Buehrer
Caden Wiechers Braden Yates *Kacy Connolly Annual Christmas Boxes
*Ian Hoffman
Jordan Bell *Brianna Bell *Olivia McKinney
Baron Bleikamp *Blake Funkhouser Lana Baker
Kara Brown Leanna Baker
Jeremiah Miller *Katie Geis Chascity Brehm
Victoria Murdaugh *Zakk Horton Keely Burdine
Johnnie Roth *Emmi Ryan Ella Calvin
Joel Sauber *Dan Shilling Jamie Chester
Sam Shilling Emily Banks Ericka Dennison
Tyler Suboski Trinity Bennett Andyn Haynes
Chase Williams Hayden Brown Alexandra Horton
Aubrey Wyse Ethan Eberly Carson Jennings
Jozlyn Jones
Blake Kuszmaul The West Unity American Legion the information by November 14th at
Gabriel Matthews Auxiliary is preparing to put together the latest.
Brianna Oranday the Servicemen and Woman Christmas
Avrie Reed boxes for this year. We need your help in Contact Georgia Dill at 419-212-
Ragen Roesch getting names of servicemen and women 1349 or mail to American Legion Auxil-
Julia Schuurman in our area, so if you know anyone ser- iary Post 669 C/O Georgia Dill, P.O Box
Matthew Wyse vice, we would appreciate your help in 523, West Unity, Ohio, 43570, for ques-
getting names and addresses of those tions or more information. Please also
people. contact us is you have items you want
to donate or would like to contribute in
We will be packing boxes on Wednes- any way.
day, November 16, 2016, so we will need
Thank you for your help.



Cornerstone Collectibles

Flower Shop: 419.737.1622
Antique Shop: 419.737.1422

1000 South State St., Pioneer, Ohio 43554


14 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Four County Students Attend Library News
Annual Leadership Conference

Harry Potter & Kids Art Events
Happening At The Bryan Main Library

PHOTO PROVIDED The Bryan Main Library will be hold- and slugs.
ing several Harry Potter events in No- A Harry Potter Teen Night Lock-In will
LEADERSHIP ... Fourteen Four County Career Center students recently partici- vember in anticipation for the motion
pated in the 29th Annual Northwest Ohio Student Leadership Conference held at picture release of the Harry Potter spi- take place on Saturday, November 12
the George M. Smart Athletic Center at Defiance College. In an effort to recognize noff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find from 7:00 pm to 12:00 am, for ages 10
the importance and encourage area high schools to work more closely together on Them. to 15. Come live out a night at Hogwarts
leadership activities, students in leadership roles from 35 high schools in the seven just like Harry and his friends! Enroll in
county area attended the day event. The keynote speaker for the day was Judson Adults are invited to come relive the classes, practice spells, and earn points
Laipply, award-winning speaker and inspirational comedian. He uses his passion magic of Harry Potter at a Hogwarts to win the House Cup. Teens should en-
to both entertain and educate audiences all over the world to blend the realities Alumni Party at 7:00 pm on Friday, No- ter through the Carnegie Steps on High
of life with side-splitting humor. Shown with Laipply are Career Center students vember 11. There will be a trivia compe- Street. Doors will open at 6:45 pm and
(FRONT - LEFT TO RIGHT) Miranda Flory (Ayersville)Early Childhood Education; tition, prizes, and Harry Potter themed lock at 7:15 pm. Doors will not open un-
Cassandra Carpenter (Fairview) Medical Office Technologies; John Piasecki (Hicks- refreshments. Come in costume or show til 12:00 am. Teens will be expected to
ville) Software Development & Game Design; Devin Dockery (Montpelier) Comput- your House Pride to win prizes! This stay for the entire event. Parents MUST
er Networking & Repair; Andrew Steffel (Tinora) Carpentry; Laipply; Shawn Ra- program is free and open to the public come to the parking lot doors to pick up
mey (Bryan) Hospitality Services; Alicia Roberts ( Montpelier) Hospitality Services; but space is limited. Call the Adult Desk their teen. All parental arrangements
Alayna Delany (Fairview) Accounting & Business Management; (BACK - LEFT TO to reserve your spot. should be made prior to the event.
RIGHT) Robert Montgomery (Patrick Henry) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics;
Caleb Wooley (Archbold) Sports Fitness & Exercise Science; Alyssa Imm (Edgerton) The Children’s Department will be The Bryan Main Library Children’s
Carpentry; Elisabeth Posey (Delta) Health Careers; Sara Greek (Archbold) Health holding a Harry Potter event on Satur- Department will also be starting a new
Careers; and Emma Brown (North Central) Law Enforcement & Security Tactics. day, November 12 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm program, Art Works @ the Library. The
for kids ages 7 through 9. Costumes are program encourages children, ages 7
Wauseon Students Invited encouraged! All witches and wizards and up, to be creative and will be held
To Attend College Credit Plus must bring in a new pair of socks as once a month from 6:30 to 7:15 pm.
Program Informational Meeting admission to help us campaign to free Kids are invited to paint with straws at
the house elves. There will be plenty of the session on Monday, November 14th.
fun activities such as a costume con- Children should dress accordingly, as
test, Marauder’s Map Scavenger Hunt, the art project could get messy.
a trivia game, and a guessing jar filled
with Every Flavored Beans. Participants The Bryan Main Library is located
can also enjoy photo ops, stop by Olli- at 107 East High Street. Please register
vander’s Wand Shop, create Polyjuice for any Harry Potter Event you plan to
Potion, and learn divination with Pro- attend by stopping into the library, or
fessor Trelawney. Taste food and drinks by calling. You can reach the Children’s
straight from Diagon Alley such as but- Department at 419-636-6734 ext. 223
terbeer (nonalcoholic), pumpkin pas- for the kids’ event, and the Adult De-
ties, chocolate frogs, every flavor beans, partment for the teen and adult events
at 419-636-6734 ext. 221.


Adult Coloring Class Offered

On Monday, November 14, at 6:30 college credit at the same time through At Stryker Branch Library
PM, Wauseon High School will be hold- a local college. A representative from
ing an informational meeting for any Northwest State Community College will Attend an Adult Coloring Class at served. Come and relax at the library
Wauseon student in grade 6-11 that is be presenting information about tak- the Stryker Branch Library on Tues- while coloring!
interested in participating in the College ing courses through NSCC. Wauseon day, November 15th from 5:00 to 7:00
Credit Plus program during the 2017-18 students are asked to pre-register with pm. Pictures and coloring utensils will The Stryker Branch Library is located
school year. College Credit Plus (CCP) is their school counselor by Friday, No- be provided, but attendees are welcome at 304 South Defiance Street. For more
the program where students can take vember 11. A parent must attend the to bring their own. Refreshments will be information, please contact Connie Ae-
college courses for both high school and meeting with the student. schliman at 419-682-5081.


Stryker High School STEM Program Coming To
Students Honored For High The Pioneer Branch Library
Grades In First Nine Weeks
The Pioneer Branch Library will be master 21st century skills with the lat-
The following Stryker Ashely Miller + Gabriele Stuckey* holding a program on Tuesday, Novem- est in technology.
High School students Michelle Robinson+ Kimberly Stuckey ber 8 that introduces STEM to kids.
have achieved high Emma Shindledecker* “STEM” stands for science, technology, Presented by Sylvan, the program
enough grades in the first Noah Welsh* engineering and math, and it’s popu- will run from 3:00 to 4:00 pm at the li-
nine week period to make Carly Smith* Sierrah Whitman lar right now because STEM careers brary, which is located at 106 Baubice
the honor roll (* denotes Dustin Teschke + are growing so quickly. The curricu- Street. To learn more, please call Rose
all A’s, + denotes Four Zachary Tucker + Grade 10 lum challenges and inspires children to King at 419-737-2833.
County student): Tricia Wolfrum* Caylin Benson
Grade 12 Logan Boetz
Colton Benson* Kaid Woolace* Thomas Bost* Make Perfect Pies At The
Emily Cadwell* Maygen Wray* Erica Breier* West Unity Branch Library
Chyanne Cameron +* Trevor Zachrich Adeline Bunch*
Gabriella Clark* Breanna Doriot* Put together the perfect pie at the is limited and registration is needed to
Hayden Clingaman* Grade 11 Daniel Fether West Unity Branch Library on Thursday, attend.
Kaelyn Currier Levi Chappuis Emma Grime November 10 at 5:00 pm. Make your pie
Jalyn Dickerson* at the library, take it home and bake it The West Unity Branch Library is lo-
Bristle Dix + MathaDell Ferguson Reece Hall for a delicious family dessert. Whether cated at 109 South High Street. To reg-
Cameron Frey* Kristian Grapengeter Luke Holsopple* you are a baking expert or beginner, this ister, please call the library at 419-924-
Allison Frisbie McKenna Louys will be a fun time for everyone! Space 5237.
Michael Fryar + Madison Myers* Cody Moser
Erica Garlock+ Amanda Oberlin* Jeffrey Neville INFORMATION PROVIDED
Jenna Ramon
Kira Pettit Mark Short*
Anna Stuckey

3rd Annual Holiday City Grade 9 Evergreen FFA Trap Shooting Team
Makenzie Cadwell* Claims First Place In Competition
Wine & Art Festival
Emilyanne Cox
Saturday November 5, 2016 Hannah Gaoiran

4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Abigail Grice
Quality Inn, Holiday City, Ohio Anna Heeres*
Arik Huffman
(Exit 13 off the Ohio Turnpike/80-90) Noah Huffman
Jaelina Mitchell
Each Ticket Includes: Laney Rockey
1 Wine Glass, 10 Drink Tokens & Hors d’oeuvres Sean Shindledecker
$20 Pre-sale tickets available at the Quality Inn & Suits Courtney Stewart
$25 at the door • $5 Non-alcohol tickets available Emanuel Villanueva

Addison Campbell
Spencer Clingaman* TROPHY HOLDERS ... For the second year in a row, Evergreen High School has
claimed the top spot in FFA Annual Trap Shoot Competition. The Vikings competed
Ariane Dangler* against Delta, Wauseon, Delta, Pettisville, and Fayette. The team consisted of FFA
Gabriella Dickinson* Members: Jack Krispin, John Laver, Isiah Crooks, Aaron Pember, Tony Boger, Gage
Rocherster, Corey Patterson, and Travis Newcomb. Patterson, Newcomb, Boger and
Kaleb Holsopple Colin Loeffler were alternates. The team practiced every Thursday, Evergreen FFA
Kaitlyn LaBo* Report Ashley Garlick said. They were coached by Kevin Bernheisel. The adviser
Caitlyn Lyons* is Suzy Hanifan. Kristin scored 22 points, followed by Laver, Pember and Crooks,
Kinsey Myers* each with 21 and Rochester with 19 for a team score of 104 points. The event was
Ryan Ruffer* sponsored by the Fulton County Sportsmen’s Club and the Ohio Department of
Morgan Rupp* Wildlife. The traveling trophy now rests safely in Viking Country for at least another
Amos Sloan year.
Skye Swalley

Devon Weirauch
Olivia Whitlock*
Hannah Wood
Payton Woolace
Trinitie Woolace*

Grade 7
Mallori Blevins
Brianna Breier
Karina Guthrie
Marissa Myers*

Bailey Short



Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 15

Swanton Lions Host Frightening Halloween Hoopla

By: Bill O’Connell ies and bouncy houses put out by the days gone by. worn by two adults whose only political
THE VILLAGE REPORTER Swanton Lions Club on Saturday, October Nothing was going to stop these cos- agenda was to Make America Laugh Again.
Despite the logistical transportation tumed kiddies and the many equally cos- The Hoopla hours were from 3:00 pm to
nightmare created in the Village of Swan- Somehow, the revelers navigated their tumed adults from strolling up and down 5:00 pm which gave everyone just enough
ton by the Ohio Department of Transporta- way through the orange construction bar- Main Street and filling their bags with can- time to head home, empty their bags, take
tion (ODOT) construction project, the an- rels on Airport Highway, around the bridge dy being passed out by all the local busi- a quick nap and head back out at 6:00 pm
nual Halloween Hoopla played to host of closing on South Main Street and into the nesses or grabbing a donut or two from the for the Village’s more traditional house-to-
hundreds of kids and parents who came middle of town where the asphalt had been Swanton Fire Department. house Halloween.
dressed in every kind of costume imagin- chewed up and put into dump trucks just
able to enjoy the hot dogs, popcorn, cook- days before, leaving behind a grated street Of the dozens of different kinds of cos- Bill O’Connell may be reached at
with pot holes and exposed bricks from tumes the best two, debatably, may have [email protected]
been of Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump,


16 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Local Dentist To Buy Four County Electrical Students

Children’s Halloween Candy Learn Of Power Systems Program
In Support Of Troops Overseas

Napoleon, Ohio - One area dentist is schools to get involved and is awarding CAREER OPPORTUNITIES ... As part of the Four County Career Center’s Electri-
redefining the phrase “put your money $100 for the school with the most candy cal career and technical education training, students recently had the opportu-
where your mouth is.” This Halloween, dropped off by its students. nity to host several guest speakers from First Energy/Toledo Edison. They talked
trick-or-treaters can sell their excess to the students about the PSI (Power Systems Institute) program that is offered
candy to Dental Excellence of Napoleon “We love the idea of keeping chil- through First Energy at Owens Community College. They also showed the stu-
in support of our troops overseas. dren’s teeth clean and healthy while dents the lineman trucks and some of the tools of the trade. Shown following the
bringing a smile to our troops,” said Dr. presentation are (KNEELING - LEFT TO RIGHT) Elijah Alvardo (Archbold); Nate
Dr. Michael Carpenter will give away Carpenter. “We’re planning a fun event Smith (Fayette); Tristan Armstrong (Tinora); Jeremy Burt (Patrick Henry); Taylor
dollar bills in exchange for cavity-pro- with snacks, games, face painting, an Trent (Hilltop); Zach Hendricks (Bryan); Gary Keys (Toledo Edison Wauseon Branch
voking candy. The candy will then be opportunity for children to meet a real Manager); Kimberly Wechter (First Energy PSI Workforce Development Rep); Car-
donated to Operation Gratitude for dis- soldier and write letters and cards of ap- los Flores (Defiance); Isaac Hutchinson (Montpelier); Doug Alberts (Delta); Dakota
tribution to service men and women preciation for the troops, and more.” Mason (Edon); Colin Ashbaugh (Wauseon); Trevor Zachrich (Stryker); Josh Whet-
deployed in harm’s way. Last year, Dr. stone (Liberty Center); James Flickinger (Toledo Edison Lineman); and Jeff Vincent
Carpenter and his staff collected over Operation Gratitude is a national (Toledo Edison Lineman). Scott Williams, Electrical instructor, made the arrange-
200 pounds of candy for our troops. non-profit organization created to lift ments for the presentation.
morale by sending care packages to U.S.
Children can bring their bags of un- troops stationed around the world. The Recycling Report Released For
opened Halloween candy to the Dental organization encourages anyone who
Excellence of Napoleon office at 610 has a family member or friend deployed
Broadmoor Avenue on Thursday, No- overseas to request a care package on
vember 3rd between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. the Operation Gratitude website. Family
Dr. Carpenter will pay one dollar per members and supporters can visit www.
pound of candy, up to $10. He will also to share con-
accept candy donations above the ten- tact information or learn how they can
pound payout, and will give away $50 support the troops.
for the individual who donates the most
candy overall. The office will also be ac- Dental Excellence of Napoleon is
cepting additional care items such as a general and family practice offering
scarves, small stuffed animals, socks, advanced services such as pediatric,
lip balm, DVDs and CDs, and letters of cosmetic and sedation dentistry. For
appreciation. Tax deductible donations additional information on the candy
may be made out to “Operation Grati- buyback program or the dental practice,
tude”. call Dental Excellence of Napoleon at
(877) 331-9188 or visit their website at
Dr. Carpenter is also encouraging

Stryker Rotary Hears Of Polio Efforts

Third Quarter In Fulton County

PHOTO PROVIDED By: James Pruitt 100 hours a year. At the current volun-
POLIO UPDATE ... Dwight Bowers, retired minister and Bryan Rotarian, spoke to the THE VILLAGE REPORTER teer rate of $22.14 per hour that adds
Stryker Rotary Club about Rotary’s efforts to keep Polio at bay and work to irradiate Fulton County Public Utilities Direc- up to $436,158 worth of volunteer sup-
the disease in our lifetime. Dwight, himself a polio survivor, remembers his experience tor Ziad Musallum provided his third- port for the teens.
in the hospital at the age of four years. He felt he was one of the very fortunate ones as quarter update to the county board on
he was able to live his life out in a much more normal way than many. He even partici- Oct. 27. One hundred percent of the eligible
pated in sports in school. He contracted the disease in the 1950’s when it was spreading The update reported normal monitor- Fulton County 4-H Junior Fair exhibi-
quickly throughout the United States. Most who contracted polio had many more long ing of several water and sewer systems. tors completed quality assurance train-
term effects, and others perished. A vaccination was developed and saved later genera- Solid Waste collection totals are as ing.
tions from the disease. The vaccination process was improved to the point it could be follows:
administered orally, and Rotary set out to rid the disease from the world. The work has Two hundred four youth participated
been long and arduous with much success. The peak of the epidemic saw 1,000 new Recycling: in Camp 4-H.
cases every day and this year there have been just 27 cases reported in three countries. Plastics - 25.36 tons
These are very remote and dangerous locations where safety is a real concern. Experts Cardboard - 113.75 tons Weekly classes were provided to 100
predict that stopping at this point would likely result in the number of cases growing Electronics - 49.14 tons clients of Jobs and Family Services to
to over 200,000 in just a few years. Dwight is amazed that many today do not even Non-ferrous metals - 17.04 tons improve their skills and employability.
recognize polio as a threat because it has been a very long time since a case has been Ferrous metals - 12.91 tons
recorded in the United States. Dwight told the club that district 6600 has set some goals All paper - 89.49 tons The Fulton County Board of Com-
for giving toward this project, and reminded us that at the present time there is match- missioners approved a contract with the
ing funds available to make each gift even greater. Dwight Bowers, pictured on the left, Transfer station: Lucas County board for use of the Lucas
spoke as a guest of Stryker Rotary Member Steve Planson. Construction and demolishing County Coroner.
waste - landfill - 533.29 tons
Municipal waste - landfill - 345.68 tons The agreement runs from Jan. 1
Scrap metal - recycled - 14.52 tons through Dec. 31, 2017.
Tires-Henry Co. Tire processing - 1.85
Fulton County will pay Lucas County
tons $1,350 for each complete autopsy per-
formed, mileage for having the coroner
The county has hauled 120,000 gal- testify and $25 if a body arrives at the
lons of leachate from its lagoons to Pet- coroner without a body bag. Extra large
tisville. bodies will cost $65.

A report from the Ohio State Univer- The Fulton County Dog Warden
sity Extension showed the county’s 4-H picked up 14 strays the week of Oct. 16-
program served 998 youth in 40 clubs. 22. There were 10 dogs redeemed.

There were 197 volunteers who gave The office collected $130 in fees in-
cluding $100 for euthanasia.

James Pruitt may be reached at
[email protected]

Local Fairs Benefit From Touchstone
Energy Hot Air Balloon Appearance

Soil & Water Conservation District
Announces Field Windbreak Program

The purpose of the Northwest Ohio Program is a full service program. As- PHOTO PROVIDED
Field Windbreak Program is to plant sistance available to the landowner in-
field windbreaks that provide protection cludes an on-site inspection, windbreak GENEROUS DONATION ... NWEC CEO Darin Thorp presents a check for $1020 to
against soil loss due to wind erosion design and help in completing the ap- Dave Page, president of Williams County Agricultural Society.
and wind damage to crops. The wind- plication. In the spring, a pre-emergent
breaks may also provide food and cover herbicide is applied and the seedlings The Touchstone Energy® hot air bal- commitment to community — are pro-
for wildlife. Plantings where the purpose planted. In the fall, the planting is in- loon could be seen floating across the moted through the balloon and its pro-
is the protection of home sites or farm- spected and a second herbicide appli- sky or glowing at dusk as it participated fessional team wherever and whenever
steads, landscaping, or ornamental use cation is made. Replacement seedlings in the Montpelier Bean Days Balloon the balloon is flying.
are not eligible for this program. are provided the following spring to the Festival and in the Defiance County Hot
landowner to replant dead seedlings. Air Balloon Festival this past summer. The Touchstone Energy balloon is de-
The application deadline for wind- signed to provide a highly visible means
breaks to be planted in the Spring of The landowner may need to perform As a result of the balloon’s appear- of demonstrating good corporate citi-
2017 is December 9, 2016 to the For- initial site preparation. This could in- ance at the festivals, North Western zenship at local civic and philanthropic
estry office. The cost for the 2017 North- clude clearing brush from the area to be Electric Cooperative presented dona- events. Every day that the balloon is
west Ohio Windbreak Program is $0.35 planted or plowing a strip for planting. tions in the amount of $1020 to Wil- flown, a monetary contribution is made
per row foot. The landowner is responsible for main- liams County Agricultural Society and to a local charity on behalf of the spon-
taining the windbreak. This includes Defiance County Agricultural Society. soring Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.
Landowners or tenants who actively some weed control and replanting seed- The donations represent North Western
farm agricultural land can qualify for lings that die. Specific information on Electric’s commitment to the communi- Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are
the program. A qualifying windbreak site preparation and maintenance will ties in which they serve. a national alliance of local, consumer-
must be planted in or adjacent to ag- be provided. owned electric utilities across the coun-
ricultural land. The program is for field Sponsored by North Western Elec- try committed to providing high stan-
windbreaks only. The field on which the Contact your local Soil and Water tric, the balloon was introduced back in dards of service to customers large and
windbreak is planted must be at least Conservation (SWCD) District Techni- 2000 by Touchstone Energy® as a good- small. More than 750 Touchstone En-
10 acres in size. One to six rows of trees cian, NRCS District Conservationist or will ambassador for Touchstone Energy ergy Cooperatives in 46 states are de-
and shrubs may be planted in the wind- the ODNR Division of Wildlife Private Cooperatives across the country. The livering energy and energy solutions to
break having a minimum total length of Lands Biologist to apply for a wind- brand’s identity and its core values — about 32 million consumer-members
1,000 row feet. The minimum length for break. Planting is done in early spring integrity, accountability, innovation and every day.
each row is 250 feet. When designing a by the ODNR Division of Forestry, so it
windbreak near property boundaries, it is best to contact them in the fall and
is important to ensure that the wind- plan ahead for next year’s spring plant-
break is laid out on the correct landown- ing season.
er’s property. Property line windbreaks
will not be planted. Windbreaks must be Contact Brice Nemire at the Wil-
located a minimum of 8 feetfrom prop- liams SWCD, 419-636-9395 Ext 3, for
erty lines. Windbreaks must be planted more information or the Northwest Ohio
outside of power line right-of-ways and Windbreak Program visit the Division of
other utility easements. Forestry homepage at: http://forestry.
The Northwest Ohio Windbreak


Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 17

Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary Evergreen Teacher Scores Well
Donates To CHWC Share Foundation On Performance Assessment

GENEROUS DONATION ... Community Hospitals & Wellness Centers President By: James Pruitt Family Scholarship Fund.
and CEO Phil Ennen, center, was guest speaker at the regular meeting Oct. 10th THE VILLAGE REPORTER 2) Anonymous Donation - $100 to
of the Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary and was presented with a $1000.00 check for
the CHWC Share Foundation. Shown with him are Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary An Evergreen teacher received spe- the Student Assistance Fund.
President Armeda Sawmiller, left, and Auxiliary Treasurer Barb Dietsch, right. Mr. cial recognition for her achievement on •Offered the following supplemental
Ennen gave an update on the hospitals at Bryan and Montpelier for the program. an assessment of her performance.
contract for the 2016 – 17 school year,
Phil Ennen, President and CEO of Phil also remarked about various Andrea Hesson scored well on the pending completion of all pupil activity
Community Hospitals & Wellness Cen- problems ongoing with some insurance RESA (Resident Educator Summative requirements to:
ters was guest speaker for the general companies concerning pre-certification Assessment). There were more than
meeting of the Montpelier Hospital Aux- for hospital services and procedures, 5,700 teachers that were assessed with Jared Walker, 7/8 Wrestling Coach
iliary Monday, Oct. 10th in the hospital reduction of payments for billings and RESA over the past three years, and Betty Bieber, Assistant HS Bowling
conference room. The auxiliary began a re-admission situations. A question and Hesson’s score ranked among the top Coach (Boys and Girls)
new year of monthly meetings and pro- answer period followed his address. 100. Carrie Hansen, Freshman Girls Bas-
grams with new 2016-18 officers Arme- ketball Coach
da Sawmiller, president; Carol Eriksen, Following the program, President The recognition came at the Oct. 24 •Approved the following volunteers
vice president; Connie Dunseth, secre- Armeda Sawmiller conducted the gen- school board meeting. for the 2016 –17 school year, pending
tary; and Barb Dietsch, treasurer. eral business meeting. Roll call was an- completion of all pupil activity permit
swered with a favorite Halloween treat Superintendent Jim Wyse presented requirements:
On behalf of the Montpelier Hospi- to give and receive. Minutes of the previ- a letter of resignation for the purpose of Jared Evans 7/8 Wrestling Volunteer
tal Auxiliary, Treasurer Barb Dietsch ous June luncheon were approved. The retirement from Sue Lamour. The board Mason Kasefang 7/8 Wrestling Vol-
presented a check for $1000.00 for the treasurer’s report was followed by vari- accepted the retirement of Lamour. Her unteer
CHWC Share Foundation to Mr. Ennen. ous committee chairmen reports. The retirement becomes effective June 30, Colleen Abbott Girls Volunteer Var-
Proceeds from the donation come from gift shop needs donations of crocheted 2017. sity Basketball Assistant
proceeds from the hospital gift shop, kitchen towels. Cards were signed for •Approved the following high school
which is staffed by volunteers from the home-bound or shut-in auxiliary mem- Her counselor services for our high and junior high paid and volunteer
auxiliary with Vivian Brown, manager, bers. school students will be missed, Super- event workers for the 2016-17 school
and Ruth Cooley, assistant manager. intendent Wyse said. year: Anastasia Baker, Rusty Carr, Hal-
President Armeda thanked all the ey Nowak and Janice Smith.
During his address Phil reported volunteers who helped with the hospi- The Board conducted the following •Approved unpaid FMLA leave for Ni-
findings and patient feedback collected tal’s Red Cross blood drive Sept. 2nd business: cole Brock beginning Oct. 24 and con-
from surveys on levels of services at on registration and canteen, those who tinuing until her return to work Nov. 7.
both the Bryan and Montpelier facili- assisted with the membership drive at •Approved the following federal grant •Accepted the low bid of $63,195
ties. Excellent high ratings of 70-80% Miller’s New Market Sept. 28th and pa- fund allocations for FY17 and amended from Coyle Mechanical, Inc., Toledo, to
were given in most cases for staff cour- tient favors at the Montpelier Hospital resources and modify appropriations replace Boiler 2 with a new condensing
tesy and friendliness, hospital cleanli- during the summer—July-Jan Follett, accordingly: boiler at Evergreen Elementary School.
ness, food delivered to patient rooms, August-Connie Dunseth, September- •Agreed to a time for public input for
and overall quality of care at the birth- Marty Brace & Ruth Cooley. •Title III LEP (Limited English Profi- the 2017-2018 school calendar during
ing center, outpatient surgery, Montpe- ciency) - $869.16 (administered through time set aside for discussion at the Nov.
lier inpatient rehabilitation, and Bryan Any members attending Rainbow of the ESC). 17 regular meeting.
acute-care inpatients. Survey results Wellness Thursday, Oct. 13th at the Kraig Beilharz addressed the board
are being shared with the hospital board Veteran’s Memorial Building, Montpe- •Public Schools Connectivity Grant – regarding a competition facility for soc-
of directors and employees. Attention lier, are encouraged to wear their pink FY17 - $5,400. cer.
will be given to areas which may need smocks. The auxiliary will have a dis- Treasurer Denise Leu gave a Five-
improvement. play set up for this with handouts. Vol- •Approved the Auxiliary Services Year Forecast/Investment Report.
unteers will be needed for the annual Grant for FY17 for $95,694.21 to bene- The next regular board meeting will
Recently the hospital has added the Gift Shop Open House Friday, Nov. 4th, fit Holy Trinity School, and approved an be at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 in the Loren Pen-
services of cardiologist Dr. Jodi Tin- 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Cookies and punch Auxiliary Services Agreement with Lu- nington Learning Center. There will be
kel and ear/nose/throat specialist Dr. will be served and some items will be cas County Educational Service Center time for public input for the 2017-2018
Nosonoff and hypnotherapist Michael discounted. for the 2016-2017 school year for Auxil- school calendar during the November
Feeman. Searches are ongoing for full- iary Services personnel in the amount of meeting.
time general surgeons and gastroenter- Barb Dietsch distributed newsletters $93,107.88, and a subsequent revision
ologist. to all in attendance. Included were order of $4,310.55 for a total of $88,797.33. James Pruitt may be reached at
forms for the annual Lighting the Way to [email protected]
Mr. Ennen commented that Montpe- Christmas memorial luminaries and an- •Approved a program cost agreement
lier Hospital had a stable year but the gels, membership applications, listing of for FY17 in the amount of $1,143.16 for
patient rehab census in winter months upcoming events and a special cheese regular Title I services provided to Holy
is usually affected by those who season- ball recipe. Dorothy Briner distribut- Trinity School. These costs will be paid
ally relocate in the southern or south- ed patient favors for October. Connie from FY17 Title I grant.
west states. CHWC has recently started Dunseth volunteered to take care of No-
a school-based mental health counsel- vember patient favors. Gloria Poorman •Accepted the following donations:
ing program for students in the Mont- and Beverly Perkins served as hostesses 1) Robert Tripp - $750 to the Tripp
pelier and Edon school districts and following adjournment.
plans include Hilltop-West Unity in the Stryker Students Host Tea Party To
future. Paula Fry supervises this pro- The next regular meeting of the Raise Funds For Upcoming Play
gram to help children and youth dealing Montpelier Hospital Auxiliary is sched-
with issues and stress and this program uled Monday, Nov. 14th at 1:00 p.m. in ALIX IN WONDERLAND ... Stryker students recently had a Tea Party, Hattie’s Jam,
is coordinated with the Williams County the conference room with program on with some of the cast from the and coming school play, Alix In Wonderland. There
Education Center. Habitat for Humanity. Members are en- were about 60 tea party goers and 17 students from a cast of 54 at this fundraising
couraged to bring guests. event serving all of Hattie’s guests. This original play will be performed for the very
first time on Friday, November 4th through Sunday, November 6th. Play times are
Grande Royale Ukulelists Friday and Saturday at 7pm and Sunday at 2pm. Standing from left to right: Spade
King, Diluchess, Alice, Pepper Chef, Caterpillar, Mary the March Hare, Griffin, Hat-
tie. Sitting: Spader, Whitney, Dor Mouse, Victoria Wisnewski (author), Alix, Chex
the Cheshire Cat, Turtle, Flower, and Cat.

Of The Black Swamp Stryker’s Quadco Rehabilitation
Opens Opera House Series
Center Receives Positive Feedback
Fayette, Ohio - One of the region’s music from pop, rock, swing, folk coun- During Accreditation Review
most unique new performance groups, try to show tunes. With a repertoire that
the Grande Royale Ukulelists of the includes everything from Belafonte to Stryker – Programs and Services are County Network Day at the Stryker
Black Swamp drew their inspiration the Beatles, the group brings energy to in-line with Ohio’s focus on integration Community Shelter House, which they
from the Ukulele Orchestra of Great the stage that is hard to match. and community employment for individ- decorated for Halloween. Those attend-
Britain. uals with disabilities. That was the feed- ing enjoyed lunch, games, and snacks.
Their dedication to the art form in- back received by Quadco Rehabilitation The Garden Club members have also
This unique musical team will kick cludes performance, lessons, work- Center during a recent Accreditation been busy with indoor and outdoor fall
off the 2016-17 Fayette Guest Artist Se- shops and classes for all interested in Review of the Williams County Board decorations and planting a much need-
ries when they appear on stage at Fay- the “Uke”. of Developmental Disabilities. Quadco ed shade tree.
ette’s historic Opera House on Satur- Executive Director, Bruce Abell, told the
day, November 12th at 7:30 p.m. The Fayette Arts Council has an- Center’s Board Members that auditors Quadco’s Northwest Employment
nounced that the Grande Royale Ukule- from Ohio’s Department of Developmen- Services Manager, Rachel Lange, told
The group made their debut as a lists are the first concert of a presenter’s tal Disabilities visited Quadco facilities the Board Members that the number
quartet in the spring of 2013 in Bowl- series that includes: recently, and the feedback was consis- of individuals receiving Job Placement
ing Green, Ohio by playing in a park- tently positive. Abell told the Board that, Services through the center continues
ing lot for a small gathering of friends at “An Old Tyme Acoustical Christmas” “The members of the audit team that we to grow. The department is serving 47
the Downtown Bowling Green Art Walk. on December 4th, a “Mentors and Proté- spoke with were pleased with what they individuals in development, coaching,
Since then they have performed at the gés” concert on January14th, the Tap- saw during their visit and feel that we and follow-along services.
Black Swamp Arts Festival, Toledo Train estry Duo on February 25th, the “Black are providing meaningful services with
Day, Lansing’s Mighty Uke Day, and the Swamp Chorus” on March 11th, “An Or- positive outcomes.” In other business, the QRC Board
Coffee House Amici in Findlay to name ganists Palm Sunday Concert” on April approved a change in Terms of Service
a few. The group’s popularity has grown 9th and concludes with a folk perfor- Shannon Zellers, QRC Program Man- for Board Members. Members will now
to the point that the group became the mance by nationally known singer Ben ager, shared with Board Members that be permitted to serve four 3 year terms.
featured performer for the Art Walk two Bedford. QRC’s Community Clubs have been Previously, they were limited to three 3
short years after their first parking lot busy in the community visiting the year terms. The Board also approved
impromptu concert. As always the concert will be followed Great American Cookies store in Fallen the Policy for Board Self Review. A tool
by a post concert reception for the audi- Timbers, Maumee, Ohio. Club Members used annually to evaluate the organiza-
The quartet plays all kinds of uku- ence and the performers. were able see the process of preparing a tion’s performance.
leles, including a bass, tenor, baritone, variety of cookies and purchasing some
sopranissimo, slide, resonator and eight Tickets for the performance as well to take with them. QRC’s Senior Activi- The next regular meeting of the Non-
string instruments. as Season Passes will be on sale at the ties Center hosted the monthly Four Profit Board will be November 22 in the
door. Tickets may be reserved by call- Stryker facility conference room.
The ensemble also plays all kinds of ing and leaving a message at (419) 237-


18 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Halloween Costume Contest Give Blood With The American
At West Unity’s Daft Field Red Cross Before The Holiday

Season & Help Save Lives

PHOTO BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF The American Red Cross encourag- 903 Center Street
es eligible donors to give blood to help Edgerton - 11/9/2016: 8 a.m. - 2
JUDGED THE BEST ... Halftime of the Hilltop Powder Puff football game of October stock the shelves before the busy holi-
29 saw a Halloween costume judging contest. Several contestants sporting excel- day season. p.m., Edgerton High School, 111 East
lent costumes paraded out to midfield, where the judges were tasked with the dif- River Street
ficult decision to choose the best. Pictured are some of those whose costumes were Many regular donors delay giving
judged to be the best. between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Pioneer - 11/4/2016: 12:30 p.m. - 6
Day because of holiday activities. This p.m., Pioneer Community Center, 100
Fulton County JFS: Fraud Cases often causes a drop in donated blood North Elm Street
Rise While Toll Of Parental available for patients. Therefore, more
Opiate Use Felt By Children donations are needed in the weeks lead- How To Donate Blood
ing up to the holidays to help ensure the Simply download the American Red
By: James Pruitt tember. The agency average 90 for the blood supply is sufficient through the Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcross-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER third quarter, unchanged from the sec- winter months. or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-
ond quarter, but up five from the year 800-733-2767) to make an appointment
It was a mixed result for the Fulton before. For blood donor Katie Osorio, giving a or for more information. All blood types
County Jobs and Family Services in its little bit of time is worth it because she’s are needed to ensure a reliable supply
quarterly report. The number of reports of child abuse giving someone a chance at life. “Some- for patients. A blood donor card or driv-
rose from 64 in July to 97 in September. one’s mother, brother, sister, father or er’s license or two other forms of identi-
Director Amy Metz-Simon presented The agency spent $123,000 for board the love of someone’s life has been given fication are required at check-in. Indi-
the report to the Board of County Com- and care. The quarterly total jumped back to their loved ones all because I viduals who are 17 years of age (16 with
missioners at its Oct. 25 meeting. The from 216 in the second quarter to 247 in gave something that I could. It takes so parental consent in some states), weigh
report shows that positive trends in the third. Last year, allegations totaled little from me and gives a world back to at least 110 pounds and are in generally
some areas do not spread across the only 220. another.” good health may be eligible to donate
board. blood. High school students and other
Child support collections rose to 82 To make an appointment to give donors 18 years of age and younger also
The results included: percent by September and the agency blood, download the Red Cross Blood have to meet certain height and weight
A downward trend for July-Septem- collected $1.65 million for the quarter. Donor App, visit or requirements.
ber in Food Assistance. The agency call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733- Blood donors can now save time at
helped 3,012 people in June, but saw The county continues to average 15 2767). Donors are encouraged to make their next donation by using RapidPass
that number drop to 2,924 by Septem- children in custody. appointments and complete the Rapid- to complete their pre-donation reading
ber. Total benefits for the quarter were Pass online health history questionnaire and health history questionnaire online,
$934,153. A study shows 50 percent of Ohio at to save on the day of their donation, prior to ar-
The agency averaged 3,136 in the children taken into custody have par- time when donating. riving at the blood drive. To get started
second quarter and 3,243 in the same ents who use drugs and 57 percent of and learn more, visit
quarter of 2015. those have parents who use opiates. Upcoming blood donation opportuni- RapidPass and follow the instructions
There were 13 claims established for Locally, the numbers were 14 children ties in Williams County: on the site.
food assistance fraud totaling $31,000. taken into custody, with half having
On Oct. 13, Metz-Simon and fraud parents who use drugs. For those chil- Bryan - 11/19/2016: 10 a.m. - 2
investigator Marsha Horner participat- dren 43 percent had parents who used p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church,
ed in a discussion with Congressman opiates.
Latta and State Auditor Yost about the Fulton County Museum Program Planned For
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Pro- Ohio has seen a 12 percent jump in Next Fulton County Genealogival Society Meeting
gram. The focus was to discuss ways to children taken into custody over the
combat fraud and how to make sure the past five years. Of that 6.7 percent have DELTA – The next Fulton County Genealogical Society meeting is Tuesday, Nov.
program works properly. had parents with opiate use. 8 at 7 p.m. when Members will have an opportunity to learn about genealogy re-
The county’s numbers year to date sources available at the Fulton County Historical Society Museum at 229 Monroe
show $55,914 collected on established The monthly average of Medicaid re- Street, Wauseon, OH. This meeting is for Members only.
claims; $9,204 received in incentives; cipients continued its downward trend
57 claims established and $97,811 es- with 7,635 in the third quarter of 2016. INFORMATION PROVIDED
tablished in new claims; one indictment, That’s down from 7,812 in the second
one withdrawn and one plea deal. quarter and 8,105 from this time last College News
Ohio Works First benefits totaled year.
$60,434 as the number of recipients Dominic Frey Serving As Admission
dropped from 93 in August to 85 in Sep- Medicaid dollars were at $13,075,348, Ambassador At Heidelberg University
down from the second quarter ($14 mil-
lion) and a year ago ($14 million). TIFFIN, OH -- Dominic Frey of Administration and Integrated Media, is
Wauseon, Ohio, has been selected to one of a team of 44 ambassadors who
James Pruitt may be reached at serve as an admission ambassador at help prospective students and their
[email protected] Heidelberg University for the 2016-17 families get acclimated to the campus
academic year. during their visits.

Frey, a junior majoring in Business INFORMATION PROVIDED

Two Universities Welcome
New Students This Fall

Williams County Humane Society University of Findlay graduate of Montpelier High School.
Holds Pregame Fundraiser The University of Findlay recently
welcomed new undergraduate and grad- Heidelberg University
uate students to campus for fall 2016. The 2016-17 academic year got off to
UF’s total enrollment is over 4000 stu- a great start when Heidelberg University
dents. welcomed nearly 400 first-year and 40
Local students include: transfer students -- one of the largest
Cole Calvin of Wauseon is pursuing classes of new students in the univer-
a degree in animal science. Calvin is a sity’s history.
graduate of Wauseon High School. Among the entering class of students
Alexis Fruchey of Fayette is pursuing are the following local residents:
a degree in diagnostic medical sonogra- Graeden Rupp of Edon, Ohio (43518),
phy. Fruchey is a graduate of Fayette who plans to major in English
High School. Justin Salkowski of Fayette, Ohio
Joseph Spieles of Wauseon is pur- (43521), who plans to major in Educa-
suing a master’s degree in rhetoric and tion
writing. The Class of 2020 is one of the larg-
Haley Suffel of Montpelier is pursu- est groups of incoming students in Hei-
ing a degree in health science. Suffel is a delberg’s history.


Discover Northwest State
Community College Day Set

PHOTO BY KENT HUTCHISON, STAFF ARCHBOLD, OHIO – More than 40 thing for everyone, including families
years ago, Northwest State Community and undecided students who are explor-
ANYONE HAVE ROOM FOR DESERT? ... Tracy Dopp, Beth Krill, and Cheryl Rowley College began with a graduating class ing majors.”
are waiting to for customers to pick up some after dinner treats! of sixty-six. Since then, the College has
grown to offer over 70 degree and certifi- Some of the fun, hands-on activities
By: Kent Hutchison ment funding or assistance.” The goal cate programs to a campus of more than scheduled include testing specimens in
THE VILLAGE REPORTER for the affair was to raise at least $750 4,000 students. Companies throughout the medical assisting lab, investigating
through the chicken dinner sales as well the region are looking for an educated a mock crime scene, a children’s read-
On Friday, October 28, the Williams as the bake sale. Following the event Ms. and trained workforce. Discover NSCC ing corner (led by NSCC education stu-
County Humane Society, in conjunc- Wurm shared that approximately $630 Day on Saturday, November 5 from 10 dents), 3-D printing and chemistry ex-
tion with T & M BBQ and Bake, held a was collected. She was very grateful for a.m.-12 p.m. will allow area residents to ploration, and observing simulations in
Chicken Dinner Drive Thru Fundraiser. the support from all who attended. explore the available career training and the state-of-the-art NSCC nursing lab.
The event took place prior to the Mont- educational options available at North- In addition to the activities and demon-
pelier/Northwood football game at the Although the event was a great suc- west State. strations, attendees can also apply for
parking lot across from the entrance to cess, the Humane Society always appre- an opportunity to win one of two $500
Hobe Krouse Field. ciates any monetary or supply donations “Although many people have heard scholarships. Representatives from fi-
from the public. To make a contribu- of Northwest State, they may not realize nancial aid, student services, transfer
According to event coordinator, Abby tion or find out more about pet adop- the wide range of learning opportunities services and other campus departments
Wurm, proceeds from the event will go tion, please contact the Humane Society available,” said Amanda Potts, director will be on-hand to answer questions
directly into the general fund to assist in at 419-636-2200, or visit the Williams of admissions. “At Discover NSCC Day, and share information.
covering day-to-day operating expenses County Humane Society Facebook page. all of our academic divisions will be up
of the Humane Society. Ms. Wurm add- and running with interactive activities Discover NSCC Day is free and open
ed, “The Humane Society is completely Kent Hutchison can be reached at and demonstrations during this event. to the public. For more information
donation driven. We receive no govern- [email protected] Discover NSCC Day is a great way to on the event, visit
experience the opportunities that NSCC or call the NSCC Admissions Office at
has to offer. The event will have some- 419.267.1320.



Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 19

Looking Back At What
We Read Years Ago


WEST UNITY daughter. Miss Jeanette Wyse, sopho- EDON een on Wednesday. All came
REPORTER Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wil- more, was crowned queen at COMMERCIAL in costume to be guessed by
the annual PTO Carnival. readers Karen Whitney and
120 YEARS AGO liam Martin, a baby girl on 50 YEARS AGO Sue Trausch.
NOVEMBER 1896 Oct. 23. Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Jodry NOVEMBER 1966
are the proud parents of a son 20 YEARS AGO
Miss Nora Mohr came 50 YEARS AGO Donald Joe. Fire at the Lowell Davis NOVEMBER 1996
home from Devils Lake and NOVEMBER 1966 home on east Indiana Street
will remain for some time. 50 YEARS AGO Sunday morning caused con- Christine Dietsch, director
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Smith NOVEMBER 1966 siderable damage to the up- of Williams County Commu-
R.W. Ely returned from of West Unity will celebrate stairs and east side of the nications Agency, unveiled a
Cincinnati where he spent their 60th wedding anniver- Members of the FHA went house. proposal that would attempt
several days attending the sary on October 31. to Sunnyside School to plant to improve the radio commu-
Grand Lodge of the F and tulip and crocus bulbs on the The Florence Township nications capability in Wil-
AM. Joseph Edward Shilling, grounds. Fire Department is asking for liams County.
West Unity, received his As- a 1/2 mill levy for 5 years to
One of the largest political sociate Degree at the recent Better than eight inches of be on the ballot for November Nick and Kristy Divjak of
meetings held in West Unity graduation ceremony of Da- snow covered the Stryker area 8. Edon are proud to announce
for a long time was the Free vis Business College of To- Thursday morning. the birth of their daughter,
Silver Rally on Monday. The ledo. Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Mock Danielle Renee.
streets were so full of people This was the heaviest snow- visited Dale Crawford and
that a large audience was 40 YEARS AGO fall in this area since 1928. family Wednesday evening. 10 YEARS AGO
gathered for two hours. NOVEMBER 1976 Ivan and Gerald Crawford NOVEMBER 2006
40 YEARS AGO were dinner guests Sunday.
The new hoop mill in Al- Mr. and Mrs. Willard Clark, NOVEMBER 1976 The evening of November
vordton has been running 21 West Unity, celebrated their Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stokes 3 saw a packed parking lot at
hours each day. Golden Wedding Anniversary Quadco was selected as the of Edon are the parents of a the Edon Northwest School
on October 22. Outstanding Rehabilitation 7 pound 12 1/4 ounce son building, as the annual Fall
Roy Oberlin will be teach- Facility for 1976 in the state of born in Williams County Festival was underway in-
ing Stringtown School. Carmah Hutchison was Ohio. General Hospital November side.
honored on her 95th birth- 6.
110 YEARS AGO day October 31. Dr. Gery Williams of Stryk- Railroad historian Dr.
NOVEMBER 1906 er has received his degree of 40 YEARS AGO Mark J. Camp will present a
30 YEARS AGO Doctor of Chiropractic from NOVEMBER 1976 program on Williams Coun-
S.B. Shorts moved to the NOVEMBER 1986 Palmer College. ty are rail lines and their
farm recently purchased of The fourth grade class at depots, including the Lake
Ross Easton, just east of Four West Unity women, Sabrina Raker of Stryker Northwest learned aout what Shore & Michigan Southern,
town. Barb Nafziger, Tina Bavin, was selected to reign as 1976- Election Day really means New York Central, Cincinnati
Nancy Vollmer and Joyce 77 queen of the Four County when Mrs. Loretto Kohl Northern, Wabash, Toledo &
Gaylord Yost of Fayette is Green, reeled in 300 perch Vocational School. talked to them on Thursday Indiana, and Toledo & West-
in Germany to study music. as they were fishing out of morning. ern.
Anchor Point Marina aboard 30 YEARS AGO
George Rings of this place “Deac’s Retreat”. NOVEMBER 1986 The weatherman did not Nichelle Mohre of Edon
has been honored with the cooperate with the Edon Hal- will be performing in the
appointment of assistant STRYKER Lana Short of Stryker will loween Celebration this year Adrian College Theatre De-
state fire marshall. ADVANCE participate in the World’s larg- as it began raining about partment’s fall musical
est livestock show, the North noon Saturday and rained “Sweet Charity”.
100 YEARS AGO 90 YEARS AGO American International Live- steadily into the night.
NOVEMBER 1916 NOVEMBER 1926 stock Exhibition. She has Mary Rupp, 69, of Edon,
entered four head of market Forty one boys and girls at died Sunday, November 5,
Services were held for Mrs. Prosecuting Attorney Weav- lamb. the Edon Branch Library sto- 2006.
S.K. Swisher, 68, of north er has turned the prosecution ry hour celebrated Hallow-
Bryan. of the Stryker Bank Case, the
investigation to be conducted “A TOUCH OF LOCAL HISTORY”
Miss Connie Harris is by the Grand Jury and man-
teaching in Antwerp. agement of the entire affair PULASKI HISTORICAL MARKER
over to the Attorney General’s
Carter Kissell is now able office. PULASKI HISTORICAL MARKER ... (October 13, 2012): The Ohio Historical Marker in Pu-
to be out again and is con- laski honoring Brigadier Gen. Casimir Pulaski and his Revolutionary War service was dedi-
tinuing to improve. Glen Clark, who has been cated. The Pulaski Ohio Historical Society marker is located on the east side of U.S. 127
seriously ill with typhoid fever south of the Pulaski Township hall. The marker was sponsored by the Northwest Territory
90 YEARS AGO is slowly improving. Chapter Sons of the American Revolution and was formally dedicated on October 13, 2012.
NOVEMBER 1926 This May 23, 2015 photograph of the Pulaski historical marker is from the Kevin Maynard
Miss Francis Gentit, opera- collection--Courtesy of the Williams County, Ohio, Local History Exchange.
Married: Miss Wilma tor at Stryker Telephone Ex-
Keller and Mr. Lloyd Barrier change, has accepted a posi-
of Kunkle. tion with the Stryker Farmers
State Bank.
Clare Converse and family
and W.E. Grisier and family Melbert Clark is the new
visited Irish Hills, Sunday. clerk in the F.M. Juillard store.

Pauline Johnson and Cle- Peter Gentit underwent an
la Short were home from To- appendectomy at his home
ledo over the weekend. Sunday.


West Unity businessmen The Jubilee Service cel-
are now making plans for ebrating the 75th year of ex-
another old time Halloween istence of St. John’s Catho-
costume celebration to be lic Church in Stryker, will
held Saturday. be held November 15. The
church was organized in 1861
William Keller was at Pon- by Rev. Father A.I. Hoeffel of
tiac, MI, attending a meeting Defiance, services being prior
of dealers and brought home to that time in the Patrick Ca-
a new 1937 Pontiac. rens home. The early benefac-
tors and pioneers of the local
70 YEARS AGO church were P. Carens, J.
NOVEMBER 1946 Gardner, M. Joyce, P. Omler,
W. Zeller, J. Mosier, P. Fox
Miss Catherine Alice and ancestors of the Leavy
Strasbaugh became the and Rataiczak families.
bride of George Emmons in a
candlelight service Tuesday Mrs. Mary Garber, 77, died
evening. at her home Sunday.

Ned Emery is the name Dedication services for the
chosen by Mr. and Mrs. Her- Central Mennonite Church
cie Warner for their new son near Archbold will be held
born October 13. Sunday.

An airport is being opened Mr. and Mrs. S.M. Stam-
a half mile east of West Unity baugh celebrated their 52nd
by Seth Short on the Momyer wedding anniversary.
Mrs. Lee Knisley, 56, NOVEMBER 1946
passed away Sunday.
Earl Boyer, 55, died at his
60 YEARS AGO home in Lansing, Michigan.
The first Halloween cele-
Mrs. Huldah May Del- bration proved to be a big suc-
camp, 90, died Monday af- cess.
ternoon at the home of her
Vernon Sloan returned
home after serving 21 months
in the Army.

Miss Thelma Mock became
the bride of Bard Young on
November 3.

Clarence Leu, who resides
north of Stryker, was proudly
exhibiting a 6 pound 10 ounce
Northern Pike which he caught
in the Tiffin River, back of his


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On October 6, 1965, light considering that his an 18-year-old, was that Who leads our country is not an insignifi- try to come up with an alternative. We trust
most baseball fans as- replacement Don Drysdale America must be a very cant thing. Policies are set. Laws are written. that what God says will happen if we apply
sumed that superstar lefty struggled to slow down the great place,” Thorn said. Important decisions are made that effect his commands and principles will happen
Sandy Koufax would take Twins’ offense. The Dodg- “That a Jew cannot only taxes, employment, foreign policy, immigra- just like he said.
the mound as the start- ers lost that opening game, profess his faith openly tion, national security, health care, gas pric-
ing pitcher in Game 1 of 8-2. The team’s misfortune but take a stance for his es, energy supplies, education, and so forth. To fear God means that we don’t fear
the World Series. After continued the next day as religion in opposition to man. We don’t wet our finger and put it in
all, Sandy Koufax was the Koufax took the mound for the national religion – and The Bible declares: “When good people the air to see which way the majority wind
reigning Cy Young Award Game 2 and likewise failed baseball is America’s na- run things, everyone is glad, but when the is blowing. We don’t worry about what the
winner and had pitched a to slow down Minnesota’s tional religion.” ruler is bad, everyone groans” (Proverbs press will write about us.
perfect game earlier that bats. The Dodgers lost 5-1 29.2, MSG).
season. But instead, Ko- and took a two-game defi- But for Koufax, it To fear God means that the only thing
ufax told manager Walt cit back to Los Angeles. wasn’t a big deal at the You may argue that Scripture elimi- that matters to us is doing the right thing.
Alston that he wouldn’t time nor was it anything nates both major party candidates this time
be available. Just like ev- Unfazed, the Dodgers he ever regretted. “There around. Nevertheless, one of them will take I don’t believe a candidate can fear God
ery year before, Koufax came back to win the next was no hard decision for the oath of office in January and occupy the and at the same time implement policies
elected not to compete on three games including a me,” Koufax once said. “It Oval Office for at least the next four years. contrary to the Word of God. Policies that
Yom Kippur —a significant spectacular effort from Ko- was just a thing of respect. promote abortion, attack biblical marriage,
religious holiday that is ufax in Game 5, which re- I wasn’t trying to make a When the apostles were choosing a re- and invite increasing immorality via the
commonly recognized as sulted in a 7-0 shutout of statement, and I had no placement for Judas in Acts 1, they set forth courts or the legislative branch of govern-
the holiest day for Jewish the Twins. Then, with the idea that it would impact two qualifications and found two men who ment.
people. series tied 3-3, he returned that many people.” met them. But which one did God want?
to the mound for his third They prayed then threw dice (lots) and how Support candidates that fear God.
On this “Day of Atone- start in eight days and hav- It may have seemed like they fell was who was appointed. (2) Character.
ment” that lasts nearly 26 ing only two days rest from a simple observance of one Character matters. It speaks louder than
hours, Jews are to abstain his previous appearance. of the Torah’s most revered Wouldn’t that make things much clearer words.
from food and drink, as Koufax crafted a masterful holidays, but for many this year? “Okay, God, I’m going to throw In “Christian” America, every candidate
well as other common daily three-hit complete game people like Thorn and oth- dice. If it comes up one, two or three it’s Hill- claims to be a Christ-follower. But, as Jesus
practices. Yom Kippur also shutout in Game 7 and er Jewish baseball fans ary. If it comes up four, five or six it’s Trump. said, “a tree is known by its fruit.”
includes five prayer ser- the Dodgers won 2-0 and across the country, Kou- It’s up to you, God, to show us.” Vote for the candidates that display char-
vices and concludes with clinched the title. fax’s act of obedience was acter. No one is perfect. No one is without
a festive evening meal. The very significant and re- Since we can’t throw dice to get our an- flaws and past sins. But seek which candi-
holiday finds its roots in For the second time in mains an endearing piece swer, how do you decide how you will vote? date most closely mirrors godly character.
the Torah and serves as his career, Koufax’s per- of the legendary athlete’s (3) A biblical worldview.
an observance of Leviti- formance earned him the legacy. As Christians, we believe that policies “In many ways this third qualification is
cus 16:30 and the specific World Series MVP award. and laws should line up with the Word of of most importance because a man will act
command to abstain from But it was his inspiration Does our faith cause God. There are things that are right, and and vote based upon how he thinks. If he
work is found in Leviticus to Jewish fans in Los An- us to stand apart from there are things that are wrong. thinks wrong he will vote wrong. The best
23:32: “This will be a Sab- geles and across the na- the norm? In America leaders will have a Biblical philosophy of
bath day of complete rest tion that has outlasted his it seems that athletics is Which candidates will take us toward government, understanding its purpose (to
for you, and on that day on-the-field heroics. John worshipped more than policies and laws that line up with the Word protect the life, liberty, and property of citi-
you must deny yourselves. Thorn, an official historian God. Koufax reminds us of God? That is the question Christ-follow- zens) and limited nature. Government is not
This day of rest will begin for Major League Baseball that our faith is even more ers must ask as Election Day draws near. our savior. It is not to provide for us, control
at sundown on the ninth and son of two Holocaust important than the World our children, govern our property, or regu-
day of the month and ex- survivors, told ESPN that Series. In choosing who will govern us, we must late every aspect of our lives. The tendency
tend until sundown on the Koufax’s decision to honor compare each candidate’s qualifications to of fallen man is to assume too much power,
tenth day.” his faith sent an impor- This devotional was those that the Bible says are most impor- with this often justified for benevolent rea-
tant message to the Jewish written and shared from tant. Basing our decisions (in life and in vot- sons” (Stephen McDowell).
Initially, Koufax’s deci- population. “What struck Baseball Daily Devotion- ing) must be rooted in obedience to God’s In choosing a candidate to support ask:
sion was seen in a negative me [about his decision], as al* Word, not on our allegiance to a particular How does the candidate view the world?
political party. That’s one of the defining Does he hold a view that is consistent with
For more reading, marks of who is and who is not a real Chris- the biblical worldview or with something dif-
check out you Acts 26:18, tian. Real Christians ask, “What does the ferent?
Exodus 20:8-9, and Ephe- Bible say?” Then they act accordingly. So I encourage all my readers to vote on
sians 1:4 November 8.
When Moses was selecting leaders to Don’t vote by loyalty to the political party
Montpelier’s serve under him, he spelled out what he you grew up with. Vote by loyalty to Jesus
First United was looking for: “You shall select out of all and the teachings of the Bible.
Methodist the people men who fear God, men of truth, Which candidate stands for what you be-
those who hate dishonest gain” (Exodus lieve? For your core biblical values? Which
Church 18.21). candidate will stand with you for those val-
To Host ues?
Thanksgiving “Choose wise and discerning and experi- Which candidate fears God, displays god-
Dinner enced men” (Deuteronomy 1.13). ly character, and holds a biblical worldview?
Don’t sit at home on Election Day. Let
The First United Meth- A summary of these verses would indi- your will be known. Vote.
odist Church, 1300 East cate that the people we should vote for as
Main Street, Montpelier, our next round of leaders (both in the White
will be offering a Thanks- House, Congress, and statewide) should
giving dinner on Thanks- meet the following three qualifications:
giving Day, beginning at
3:00 p.m. A traditional (1) Fear God.
meal will be offered and To fear God means that we take God se-
is free to all. Come and riously. When God says something in his
share our thankfulness Word, we don’t argue with him. We don’t
and join with others for
a good meal and good fel- First Christian Church Hosting
lowship on Thanksgiving Annual Chicken Pie Supper
On Wednesday, November 9, the First out. A convenient, efficient drive thru carry-
INFORMATION PROVIDED Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in out is also available from 4:30 until sold out
Wauseon will host its annual Chicken Pie in the church parking lot. The menu for the
Supper and Bake Sale. This is the 137th year dinner continues to include homemade chick-
for this delicious tradition which began in en pie and gravy, real mashed potatoes, cole
1879 with a fried chicken dinner for 40 and slaw, cranberry salad, and assorted dessert
has been held every year since except 1943, pies.
when it was cancelled due to sugar rationing.
The event has grown and changed over the A bake sale beginning at 4:30 is also a part
years to become what it is today -- a generous of this annual event.
homemade meal served to nearly 1000 people.
The public is cordially invited to come and
Serving begins in the church’s fellowship enjoy this special tradition. The church is
hall at 5:00 and continues until 7:00 or sold located at 129 East Elm Street in Wauseon
across from the post office.


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Archbold Area Schools Board Paige Blad Named
Hears From High School Principal Student Of The Month

The high school staff has begun department meet- in the spring, along with a math test. At Four County
ings for scheduling purposes. The district is also giving re-tests of the Ohio State
Staff will evaluate how the courses are going this End of Course tests at the High School level. These
year especially the new courses added this year. “We re-tests will take place during December. OUTSTANDING STUDENT ... Four County Career
will examine enrollment trends and begin to plan for Center is pleased to announce Paige Blad from Fay-
next year,” Short said. Staff will screen for giftedness in the second grade ette High School as Student of the Month. Paige is the
during December as well. daughter of Nick & Melissa Dean and Patrick & Kyleigh
Teachers will give input on the classes they are Blad and is a senior in the Veterinarian Assistant pro-
teaching and propose additional electives to offer as Archbold R.O.C.K.S. gram at the Career Center. Paige was nominated by her
well as updating the course descriptions in the cur- With several weeks complete, the Archbold instructor, Mrs. Pippin. She is vice-president of FFA,
riculum guide. R.O.C.K.S. program has already proven to be very and on the Career Center Honor Roll. At Fayette H.S.,
successful. she is a cheerleader. After Paige graduates she plans
“We use the information gathered in the depart- “While we are working on recruiting additional on attending college to become a large vet technician.
ment meetings to help plan the master schedule for students, we are also mindful that the students we Students who achieve this recognition throughout the
next year,” Short said. already have deserve our direct attenti,” Bagrowski 2016-2017 school year are honored with a certificate
said. “The students have enjoyed learning about sign of recognition.
During the meeting the board: language, will have an opportunity to join a book
Approved the Lease Agreement between Archbold club, learn about healthy cooking and willalso soon
Board of Education and Kinsman Propane Inc. to dive into learning about our cubelet robotics.
lease liquefied propane gas storage tank for five years “We currently have 81 registered students and av-
at the rate of $1 for the length of the term agreement. erage about 40 students each night of the program.
Approved the Waiver Application between This is the most we have had in attendance since we
NwOESC and Pettisville Local Schools in regards to began the program.”
special education.
Approved the Organizational Meeting for 5 p.m. Archbold High School
Jan. 5, 2017 with the regular board meeting imme- Royal Short - Principal
diately to follow. Four students (Malinda Lugbill, Alto I, Sara Bilen,
Approved tuition reimbursement for classes taken Alto I, Hannah Bowers, Alto II and Jeremiah Hart-
during the 2015-2016 school year for teachers con- man, Bass I) are part of the 160-member All-State
tinuing their education pursuant to the negotiated Choir. The 2017 All-State Choir will perform Satur-
contract agreement. day, Feb. 4 at the Cleveland Convention Center in
Approved winter sports pass prices for the 2016- Cleveland, Ohio.
2017 school year. Homecoming week was a great success. The
Approved agreement between the Archbold Board cheerleaders planned theme days for students to
of Education and district parent in regards to edu- dress in different costumes. The speech class orga-
cational needs. nized a few changes for the bonfire this year as well
Approved tuition reimbursement for Jennifer as a hallway-decorating contest. The HS and MS
Hurst for classes taken during the 2015-2016 school bands played for a district-wide pep rally this year.
year for continuing her education pursuant to the
negotiated contract agreement. Upcoming Events
Approved a resolution with the Board of Henry Nov. 4-5 Fall Play
County Commissioners, acknowledging the accep- Nov. 7 College Credit Plus Meeting
tance of the Miller Brothers Construction Inc., enter- Nov. 15 Blood Drive
prise zone agreement. Nov. 21, 22 Parent /Teacher Conferences
Approved the salary schedule placement for the Dec. 19-21 Semester exams
following certified employees who have taken addi-
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a variety of injuries caused on the playground, ac-
cidents, and dangerous situations. Qualified candidates must possess industrial maintenance experience in
We appreciate his work and say thank you to ev- a production process atmosphere.
eryone who donated to the cause.
Competitive wage and benefit package includes: Health, dental, vision,
Elementary School: accident and life coverage, paid vacations and holidays,
Mrs. Dorothy Lambert, Principal pension program, 401k, company provided YMCA membership and tu-
September Super Streaks- Axel Manuel, Kenzie ition reimbursement.
Wanemacher, Zach Krueger, Jasmine Dorsey, Jude
Rutledge, Jasanna Ott, Shyann Kuhl, Jovie Nofziger, Qualified individuals should apply to:
Anabelle Bowen, Ashaun Dickey, Jarrett Lauber, Ke-
lis Pedraza, Hudson Grieser, Kendall Liechty, Benja-
min Delaney, Gwen Whiteman, Mason Lopez-Swary, AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER,
August Ruby, Emma Meyer, Quinn Sauder, Addi- Minorities, Females, Disabilities, Veterans
son Robertson, Amarion Moreno, Molly Rutledge,
Analiese Rolon, Connor Plassman Ethan Bower-
man, Griffen Valentine, Bo King, Bella Miller, Aiden
Rutledge, Raegan Gerken, Brooks Miller, Margaret
Row, Brie Grime, Rudy Rodger, Saydi Kruse, Jace
Castillo, Jadelyn Whitacre, Colton Nofziger, Isidro
Hernandez, Keagan Patterson, Avery Roth, Brooklyn
Rodriguez, Nicholas Fry, Ema Hoepner, Alex Lavia,
Evan Wendt, Jack Buchhop, Ellie Emmons, Romeo
Cordoba, Alana Plassman, Elizabeth Francis, Callie
Casey, Kennedy Fitzenreiter, Tristan Wyse, Anthony
Beltran, Kole Boettger, Brielle Baker
All kindergarten students will be going to Sauder
Village for a Fall Festival from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Nov. 4.

Upcoming Events
11/8/16 Grade 3- English Language Arts State Test
11/9/16 Grade 3- English Language Arts State Test

11/11/16 Elementary End of Trimester
11/14/16 Grade 1- Health Department Presenta-

11/16/16 8:30 a.m. Grade 3- Safe and Caring

Schools Program
11/18/16 Elementary Reports Cards Distributed
11/18/16 Super Streak Friday- Favorite Football

11/21/16 Parent Teacher Conferences - PM ONLY
11/22/16 Parent Teacher Conferences - No School

Curriculum Director Michele Bagrowski

The 3rd grade students will take the fall New Ohio
State Test for reading in early November.

This test is given as part of the Third-Grade Read-
ing Guarantee. The students will take the test again


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Montpelier Locomotives Overpowered By Northwood

By: Kent Hutchison the Northwood line, deflected the pitch from quarterback gain on first down. An incompletion to Blake on 2nd down
THE VILLAGE REPORTER Tim Romstadt, and promptly scooped the pigskin off the left Montpelier facing a 3rd and 21. Grubb sprinted down
turf. He then rambled untouched to the end zone for a the right sideline for a sizeable gain, just short of the first
MONTPELIER - After capturing at least a share of the touchdown. Although the kick was no good, the momen- down. The elation quickly turned to bewilderment when
Toledo Area Athletic Conference Title last Friday, their tum quickly shifted in favor of the Locos as they took the the ball was stripped from Grubb and hit the turf for the
first league championship since 1983, all that was left for lead 13-7. second time on the night. Northwood jumped on the pig-
Montpelier was to top Northwood. With a win in the Octo- skin with just 1:20 left in the half. Taking over at their 30,
ber 28th contest Montpelier would claim an outright title However, the Rangers wasted no time answering. Start- and after moving the ball to the Loco’s 37, the half ended
in their inaugural season in the TAAC. A victory over the ing from their 36, Northwood needed just 1:34 and four with Northwood leading 20-13.
Rangers would also more than likely assure the Locos of running plays, by four different runners, to hit pay dirt.
their first playoff berth since 1993. However Northwood, Mack picked up his second TD of the night from 5 yards Both teams went three and out to start the 3rd quarter.
who themselves have won the TAAC ten times since its out. The kick made the score 14-13 in favor of the Rangers On their second possession, Northwood moved the ball in
founding in 1999, were not about to make the long bus with 5:26 left before halftime. seven plays from their 18 yard line to the Montpelier 11.
ride for nothing. On the contrary, the Rangers flexed their Facing 4th and 5, the Rangers added three more points
muscles and imposed their will on the hosts en route to a The Locos struggles continued on their next series as with a 29 yard field goal to stretch the lead to 23-13 with
37-13 triumph. well. Starting at their 32 yard line, Mason’s pitch to Mi- 5:01 left in the quarter.
chael Blake was mishandled. A Ranger defender pounced
Northwood won the coin toss and chose to defer posses- on the ball leaving the Rangers with a first and ten on From that point on Montpelier’s offense was held in
sion until the second half. Starting on offense first at their Montpelier’s 26 yard line. check by the Rangers as they were unable to advance the
41 yard line, Montpelier was held to a three and out and ball past midfield until their final possession of the night.
Evan Friend punted the ball to the Northwood 17. On first down, Cooley broke through the line to drop Northwood continued to wear the Locos down on both sides
Romstadt for a four yard loss. However, from there North- of the ball. The Rangers scored touchdowns their final two
From there, the guests needed 10 plays, and took a lit- wood continued to pound the ball on the ground. This time possessions of the game to extend the final score to 37-13.
tle over four minutes off the clock, to cover 83 yards for a the Rangers moved 30 yards for a touchdown. The Loco
touchdown. Trevor Mack toted the ball the final three yards defense didn’t help themselves much as they committed The loss puts an end to a memorable season for Mont-
for the score, and the PAT put Northwood on top 7-0. an offsides penalty on 3 down and 2, and on 4th and 4 pelier, one that included the aforementioned conference
from the 4 yard line Northwood lined up for a field goal title in their first year in the TAAC. Albeit bittersweet, the
Montpelier was able to bounce right back. Beginning attempt. Just before the ball was snapped, another en- Locos have proven the move to the TAAC was a wise one
at their 35, the Locos rattled off a 14 play, 65 yard drive. croachment penalty was whistled against the Locos. The with the share of a conference title with Gibsonburg. They
Kolden Uribes, Bryce Cooley, Austin Grubb, and Zac Ma- infraction moved the ball to the 2 yard line prompting the also were very close to qualifying for the playoffs for the
son all had carries. Quarterback Mason also connected Rangers to go for it. That’s exactly what they did as Cor- first time since 1993. Maybe even more importantly this
with Uribes for 10 yards, and Colin Rockey for 15 more. nelison plunged in for the TD. The extra point kick sailed year’s edition of Locomotive Football has brought the pride
On the first play of the second quarter, Cooley crossed the wide left leaving Northwood up 20-13 with 2:10 remaining and excitement back to the program.
goal line from 4 yards out, and added the extra point kick until halftime.
as well to tie the contest 7-7, The contest also marked the final game for 11 seniors.
Now down by 7, and knowing that Northwood would be Those players are: Caleb Haines, Michael Blake, Zac Ma-
Following the Loco score, Northwood gained a first starting on offense to begin the third quarter, Montpelier son, Colin Rockey, Bryce Cooley, Scott Goodnight, Jared
down, but then punted the ball back to Montpelier. The went to hurry up mode in an attempt to add points be- Armstrong, CJ Roth, Trevor Prekop, Nick Buehrer, and Ja-
home team marched the ball from their 39 yard line down fore the intermission. For the second series of the night, cob Earle. The young men were a huge part of the teams’
to the Northwood 36. Then when faced with a fourth down Uribes started at quarterback, this time at the Locos 33 success this year. Although they will be sorely missed, the
and four, Mason rolled left looking to pass. However, when yard line. He quickly called his own number and after gain- future continues to look bright for Montpelier Locomotive
no receiver was open the quarterback was dropped for a ing 8 yards on first down, he added 12 yards on 2nd. How- Football for next year, and the foreseeable future.
five yard loss. ever, a holding penalty, then a false start, moved the Locos
all the way back to their 43 yard line. Mason came back Kent Hutchison can be reached at
Suddenly, the Loco defense became the offense. On first in at quarterback and connected with Rockey for a 3 yard [email protected]
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Hilltop Cadets End Season With Loss To Gibsonburg


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CHRYSLER - DODGE - JEEP - RAM passes for 75 yards while Suboski was Swanton added one score in each of the
the leading ball carrier with 45 yards on third and fourth quarters. Oakes caught
seven carries. a short four yard pass from Spiess in the
third quarter and Chase Avalos had the
Patrick Henry 41, Wauseon 14 night’s final score with a four yard run.
The Indians finished their season 4-6 Marek Spiess ended the night hitting on
while the Patriots won the NWOAL title six of 14 passes for 136 yards and three
with a perfect 10-0 mark. It was three touchdowns. Jesse Beverly led all rush-
quick first quarter scores by Patrick Hen- ers as the Delta running back finished
ry that set the tone for the game. They his career with 148 yards on 20 carries.
added two more scores before the inter-
mission to have a 35-0 half time advan- Northwood 37, Montpelier 13
tage. With younger players participating After leading 20-13 at the break,
in the second half the Indians found the Northwood ran off 17 unanswered points
end zone twice. Their first score came in the second half for the non-conference
with 10:09 left in the game with a six yard win. Montpelier’s two scores came in the
run by Junior Martinez. Andrew Grays second quarter. The first, at the 11:54
kick made the score 35-7. The final score mark, was on a four yard run by Bryce
came from a pair of junior varsity play- Cooley. Cooley kicked the extra point
ers when quarterback Cody Figy threw to tie the game at 7-7. The Locomotives
his first varsity touchdown pass to Levi second score came after a Northwood
Seiler. The pass covered 21 yards and fumble. The extra point was missed. Zac
Gray gave the Indians their final point of Mason finished with five of nine pass
the season with the PAT. Figy ended the completions for 54 yards and Cooley led
night hitting on five of eight passes for the Locomotives in rushing with 60 yards
150 yards. The league’s leading rusher, on 13 carries.
Donny Johnson, led all ball carriers with
166 yards on 16 carries. Edgerton 56, Holgate 15
The Bulldogs scored 42 first-half
Liberty Center 14, Bryan 6 points to bury the Tigers to end their sea-
The Golden Bears gave up the Tigers’ son. Edgerton’s three first quarter scores
14 points in the fourth quarter. All of included: A 40-yard run by Clayton Fla-
Bryan’s points came from the toe of Josh gel, a 22-yard run by Braydon Cape and
Jones as the senior connected on field another Cape run covering 20 yards.
goals of 41 and 32 yards. Zac Nobis led Cameron Jordan and Derek Blue added
Bryan in rushing with 52 yards on 17 extra points. In the second quarter the
carries. Nobis was 11 of 25 passing for Bulldogs crossed the goal line three more
114 yards. time with a one-yard Cape run, a 58-yard
Cameron Jordan run and a five-yard
Swanton 42, Delta 7 Cape run. In the second half, Hunter
The Bulldogs finished their 9-1 sea- Prince ran for a 25-yard score with Carter
son with a win at Delta. The Bulldogs Knecht adding the point after touchdown.
ran off 21 unanswered points in the first The final Bulldogs’ score came with an in-
half before Delta’s Jesse Beverly crossed terception by Justice Guillaume. Knecht
the goal line with a 35 yard run. Beverly again was good on the point after. Flagel
added the kick and the score was 21-7. finished connecting on four of six passes
Gunnar Oakes got the game’s scoring for 45 yards. Cameron Jordan and Clay-
started with a 32-yard pass reception ton Flagel both passed the century mark
from Marek Spiess. Nick Koback added in rushing as Jordan had 139 yards on
the point after. Michael Lawniczak found just nine carries and Flagel added 102
the end zone from two yards out for the yards on nine carries.



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Fourth Quarter Surge Leads Liberty Center Past Bryan



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Indians End The Season With Loss To NWOAL Champions





Archbold’s Josh Kidder scored two Nichole Foor ran to a 14th place
goals to help his team claim a sec- finished at the Division III regional

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championship. advanced to state.

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Band & Cheer Action

Bryan & North Central Marching Bands Join Forces During Halftime


View All Photos Of This Event Online At GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER one-goal win over Ottawa Hills. It was
October 25th, 2016 the Josh and Jared Kidder show as the
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HYDRATONE this season making it in the DIVISION to start the contest. Josh Kidder tied the
II tournament all the way to the District game less than two minutes later before
semifinal before falling to the Lake Flyers Jared Kidder found the goal to give the
who are a member of the Northern Buck- Streaks a 2-1 advantage as the 22:36
eye Conference. The Indians could not mark. After the half, Ottawa Hills found
overcome a Flyers defense that allowed the net with 23:00 left in the game. Josh
Wauseon just five shots on goal. Kidder was able to answer that goal at
the 16:14 mark as Archbold advanced to
BOYS VARSITY SOCCER regional play. It was Archbold’s second
October 29th, 2016 straight win over Ottawa Hills. With the
win, Archbold claimed their third district
Archbold 3, Ottawa Hills 2 title in five years. In his seven years lead-
The Bluestreaks claimed their second ing the Bluestreaks, coach Sean Stewart
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Cross Country Action

Area Cross Country Runners Compete For State Qualification In Tiffin


THIEL 24-Hour Truck Boys Varsity Cross Country place finish in 18:01.15 while North Cen-
Repair & Road Service October 29th, 2016 tral was represented by Jason Vassor
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The meet was held at Hedges-Boy-
BLAKESLEE, OHIO ers Park in Tiffin with 92 runners from Girls Varsity Cross Country
around the region. When the run- October 29th, 2016
* General Contractors * Commercial * ners came sprinting to the finish line,
* Industrial * Residential * Wauseon’s Kyle Vernot crossed in 10th DIVISION III REGIONAL
place punching his ticket to next week’s The Pettisville Lady Blackbirds
419-272-2712 state meet. Vernot, a junior, ran the 3.2 brought home the regional runner up
419-272-2755 mile course in 16:45.96. The winning time trophy with a 131 points. The race, con-
of the race was turned in by Maumee’s sisting of 174 runners, took place at
Zak Kirk in 15:43.98. Other Wauseon Hedges-Boyers Park in Tiffin. To advance
finishers included: Christian Laging- to Columbus the Blackbirds had the fol-
Suarez (32nd, 17:48.02), Joshua Lowry lowing finishes: Elizabeth Sauder (13th,
(39th, 17:58.56), Seth Hutchison (46th, 19:42.04), Nichole Foor (14th, 19:42.19),
18:08.45), Aaron Beck (59th, 18:31.77), Alexa Leppelmeier (20th, 19:51.39), Kate
Michael Cheezan (60th, 18:33.85), Nico- Stuber (59th, 21:19.74), Kelly Miller
las Walbolt (81st, 19:53.70). Brett Bet- (61st, 21:20.75), Morgan Leppelmeier
tinger from Swanton competed for the (62nd, 21:21.21), Sarah Foor (95th,
Bulldogs and finished (58th, 18:28.97). 22:30.31). Archbold’s Gwynn Riley is
advancing to state after she turned in a
DIVISION III REGIONAL time of 20:06.10 that was good for 25th
The top area finisher in the race at place. Other runners from the area in-
Hedges-Boyers Park in Tiffin was Delta’s cluded: The Evergreen team who ran in
Maverick Wright. Wright ran to a 15th 22nd place. The Vikings were paced by:
place finish in the 187 runner field. Mav- Trinity Welch (118th, 23:03.10), Ashley
erick’s placement and time of 17:10.10 Garlick (154th, 24:47.06), Katie Fritsch
advanced him to the State Cross Country (158th, 25:00.51), Heidi Fritsch (166th,
meet in Columbus this weekend. Jared 25:28.43) and Hannah Klebold (174th,
Rediger was three place behind Wright as 28:44.56). Jacqueline Carlson represent-
he will continue on to the state meet af- ed Montpelier finishing (41st, 20:47.50).
ter a 18th place with a time of 17:16.60.
Fayette’s Clayton Pheils ran to a 63rd


Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 The Village Reporter / The Hometown Huddle - 9

Assorted Sports Action

Hilltop Girls Thoroughly Enjoy 2016 Powderpuff Football Game



Congratulations Boys Soccer District Champions! Gwynn Riley Of Archbold

Moving On To Cross Country
State Championship

VARSITY BOYS SOCCER TEAM ... Pictured above are FRONT ROW: Logan Garrow, Austin Welch, Andrew Gwynn Riley
Hogrefe, Gerson Calderon, Caleb Wooley, Kaiden Bedsole, Kegan Ott, Jared Kidder, Josh Kidder. BACK ROW:
Head Coach Sean Stewart, Luke McQuade, Denver Beck, Connor Hagans, Jack Fisher, Alex Short, Jereme
Rupp, Lucas Yoder, Trevan Kindinger, JV Coach Phil Bontrager. MISSING FROM PHOTO: Assistant Coach Ali
Gracia, Jonah Waidelich, Nick Waidelich, Manager Isaiahs Gracia.



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Friday, November 11 – WMS 7:30 am – 8:00
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Bryan’s Marching Band Gearing Up For December 28 & 29 Gigs In Orlando

PHOTO BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF will also be doing the Macy’s Parade at them. They pay for themselves with 10%
BAND TRIP ... Bryan High School Marching Band gears up to play at the Russell Aath- 8 o’clock that night. What Macy’s does discounts at restaurants, and a bunch
letic Bowl in Orlando, Florida during Christmas break. is they bring down the majority of their of other places like Bill’s Locker Room
stuff from the Thanksgiving Parade, and and Wieland’s Auto Care. We also have
By: Timothy Kays We’ll be getting our music in a couple they have a parade through Universal a fruit sale. Our annual fruit sale is go-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER weeks or so, and we’ll work on it, learn it Studios. They won’t have all the giant ing on right now through November 1st.
and memorize it. We will get together on balloons that they had in New York, but We’re getting those orders in now so we
If you should be driving past the new the day that we arrive and practice for they will have some there. It’s a pretty can have them out for delivery on De-
Bryan High School from mid-November about four hours. The next day we will big Christmas celebration parade. Obvi- cember 1st, and hopefully between these
to mid-December, and you wonder why do a dress rehearsal, and later that after- ously Universal Studios will be packed, two fundraisers it can get us where we
you are seeing the Bryan High School noon we will perform at halftime at the so there will be a huge audience there need to be. The parents will be making
Marching Band outside practicing in the bowl game. This is one of those earlier as well. Right now they are projecting up any difference, but I think we’re going
wonderful Northwestern Ohio early win- bowl games. This is where they also play Florida State to be in the bowl game, so to be in good shape. Anyone who wants
ter weather, there’s a really good reason the Citrus Bowl, so this game had to go that will also be a sell-out. It’s a really to order or participate in the fundraiser
for it. The BHS Band will be on the road earlier. The date of the game is the 28th big event.” can contact me here Bryan City Schools.
over Christmas break, with a double date of December.” The phone number is 419-636- 4536.
in Orlando, Florida. In order to accept these invitations, Just ask for Rich Will, and I will either
This is not a one-and-done trip to members of the band had to accept the get a student salesperson to them or I
“The main purpose of the trip is to the Sunshine State though. As Mr. Will conditions…which includes practicing will take care of them myself.”
play at the Russell Athletic Bowl,” said explained, “The following day we will outside in the worst weather that Mother
Band Director, Mr. Rich Will. “We will be be at Universal Studios. The kids will Nature can dish out to Northwest Ohio Mr. Will and the band members are
coming together with 12 to 15 other high enjoy some time at the park, but they in November and December. “It’s a little grateful for the support that they have
school bands from around the country. challenging for us in the north here be- received so far. “We have gotten a fair
cause we’re not as fortunate or as lucky amount of support from the community,
as those schools from Texas, California including organizations like the Kiwanis
or Louisiana that are coming,” said Mr. Club and Newlyn Quest,” Mr. Will said.
Will. “They get a little bit better weather “We’ve got the money that we received
then we do, but we’re still going to be from the Williams County Fair from the
outside here working away.” band show. We’ve got a lot of commu-
nity support already as far as monetary
Another condition is the funding, donations go, and we are most grate-
which is left entirely to the participating ful for them. We are blessed with a very
schools. “We have a couple fundraisers supportive community, and it’s not just
going on right now,” Mr. Will said. “We Bryan…it’s all of Williams County that
have our band discount card. Local mer- is allowing our kids to do something like
chants - not just in Bryan but in places this.”
like Montpelier and Sherwood - are on
this discount card. The cards are $10 Timothy Kays can be reached at
each and most of my band kids have [email protected]


Lady Blackbird Cross Country Team Advances To State!

PETTISVILLE GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY ... Assistant Coach Gabe Jaramillo, Sarah Foor, Kelly Miller, Kate Stuber, Elizabeth Sauder, Alexa Leppelmeier, Nichole Foor,
Morgan Leppelmeier, Sarah Herring, Krystine Davis, Head Coach Tom Wagner.

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Good Luck Go Blackbirds!

Congratulations Lady Blackbirds!
Moving On To State!

Best Wishes To Our Girls’ Cross Country
Team As They Compete At State!



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