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The Village Reporter - May 3rd, 2017

The Village Reporter - May 3rd, 2017





Delta Middle School Teacher Montpelier Man Aims To Help Less
Runs In Boston Marathon Fortunate From The Outside-In

PHOTO PROVIDED a little bit and the runners By: James Pruitt PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF
high of knowing what you THE VILLAGE REPORTER
PANTHER PRIDE … Delta track and cross country just did kicks in! I cannot OUTREACH ... Wayne Stazsel is creating
coach Alex Frey competes in Boston Marathon explain the feeling, but Many people talk about problems an outreach effort by converting a trailer
anyone who runs races in such as the plight of the homeless and into a fully functional salon to give hair-
By: Nate Calvin he was hooked, as Frey general knows what I’m leave it at that. cuts, shoe shines and polish fingernails
THE VILLAGE REPORTER just completed his second talking about.” Frey was for the male and female residents of
Boston Marathon on April able to complete the race Not Wayne Staszel. The Montpelier Cherry Street Mission in Toledo.
Alex Frey’s passion for 17th, 2017. in 2 hours 56 minutes man is putting together a special trailer
running started at an ear- and 18 seconds (2:56.18), so homeless people can feel better about “I didn’t want to just pack up and
ly age. As a 6th grader at Frey, in his fourth that beat his time last themselves on the outside and inside. go to inner city Toledo and start giving
Pettisville Local Schools, year as a 5th grade math year of 2:59.52. haircuts,” Staszel said.
elementary students teacher at Delta Middle The idea has now become Brighter
School along with coach- A Wauseon native, Image Mobile Salon, a new ministry that He contacted Jim Stanberry with
ing track and cross coun- Frey has now completed will have its debut event May 20 in To- Cherry Street Mission and talked with
try, had plenty of family three marathons, the ledo. The concept for such a ministry about his plans for a mobile enhance-
support on the trip with first one was in Toledo came from a conversation Staszel had ment unit. The goal was to enhance the
him as his wife Tanner, last year, which was the with an auctioneer friend from Texas.
mother Carol, and broth- one he used to qualify for CONTINUED ON PAGE 3
ers Lincoln and Dominic Boston, and then the last “He had mentioned a need for it in
accompanied him. With two have been in Boston. his area,” Staszel said. After discuss-
this year being the 4th Frey’s unsure if this will ing what his friend had to say about his
anniversary of the Bos- be his last marathon, “I plans, Staszel thought, “We can do that
ton Marathon bombings told my wife that this was up this way.”
in 2013, Frey stated that the last one I would do
he felt completely safe the and it still very well could The motivation to help the disadvan-
entire time and organiz- be, but registration for the taged came from the effects of drug ad-
ers did a great job with 2018 Boston Marathon is diction on society and how desperate it
security. in September so there is has become. It pains him to see home-
still some time to make less veterans and the underprivileged.
Frey said the specta- that decision”, laughed
tors at the marathon were Frey. He had to alter his “I have always been for the under-
incredible, ”The course training schedule for this dog,” Staszel said. “I’m not the type of
travels through five dif- race due to some shin person that just sits back and talks
ferent towns before end- pain. The training sched- about it.”
ing in Boston and people ule consisted of one long
are lined up for the entire run a week (16-20 miles), Knowing he had an enclosed trailer,
26.2 miles. It was so awe- a single long tempo run he set about getting it ready to serve as
some to see. Then when (maybe 8-10 miles), and a salon. He also began to look for min-
you do enter Boston, the then the other days were istry partner already in place in the city.
roar of the crowd, cannot all shorter. “I only ran 35-
were allowed to go with be compared to anything 45 miles per week which Members Should Be Able To Enjoy Renovations
the cross country team else I’ve experienced in I don’t necessarily recom- To Williams County’s YMCA By The Summer
and compete at the Van my life.” He said the big- mend, I normally run with
Wert Invitational. Frey gest challenges of the my teams but because of
performed well and the course itself were the hills the shin pain I ended up
cross country coach en- between miles 16 and 21. biking beside them most
couraged him to join the “At that point in the race of the time and I incor-
Junior High cross coun- your legs are beginning to porated some swimming
try team. And from there wear down and then the into my training also.
hills just drain you with I give glory to God for
THIS WEEK IN five miles still to go. The keeping me healthy long PHOTOS BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF
last hill (heartbreak hill) enough to run this race
TvHIELLAGE reporter is a true test of will pow- and I am grateful to all of STAFF ... Staff at the Williams County YMCA include (back from left) Jose Flores,
er! But the most reward- those who prayed for me Rob Imber, Tracey Collins; (front) Kennett Kania, childcare director; Heather Jones,
Area 2017 Proms ing experience is when during this time”. senior program director and Sara Harwell, member services director.
Are Enjoyed you turn the corner onto
•••• Boylston Street (the final Frey has two pieces of By: James Pruitt to people to figure out what changes
straightaway) and every- advice for anyone want- THE VILLAGE REPORTER were needed.
Fulton County Assistant one is cheering you on ing to run a marathon,
Prosecutor Eric Nagel and willing you to the fin- “The first thing I would After 30 years of offering the same “What we’re doing now is really the
Appointed To Judge ish line. Then when you tell them is to pace your- activities and exercise options, the Wil- manifestation of that research,” Imber
cross it, the pain eases for self. A marathon is 26.2 liams County YMCA is undergoing reno- said.
•••• miles and if you pick up vations to be relevant again.
Evergreen High School your pace to early in the The project includes adding a
Recognizes Academic race it’ll come back to The Bryan facility is being remodeled 6,000-square-foot fitness center on the
bite you later. The sec- and expanded slightly to offer modern back of the building. The center will ad-
Excellence ond thing is to soak in the conveniences and options for current dress the need to improving the health
•••• moment. While I just got and future members. The $2.7 million of the club’s 3,000 members.
done saying 26.2 miles project should be complete by the fall,
First Ever Fulton County is a long race, it actually but as soon as some rooms are ready, “This is where so many people try to
Senior Center Prom goes by pretty quickly. If they will be accessible to membership. come and meet their health and well-
you allow yourself to get ness needs,” Imber said. “The physical
HOMETOWN ATHLETIC NEWS & PHOTOS FOR WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY SCHOOLS IN NORTHWEST OHIO caught up in the moment The YMCA is overseen by Rob Imber plant was just not in a position to do
and take in the sights and who said there were a substantial num- that. The fitness center is going to be
“THE HOMETOWN” sounds going on around ber of needs that had to be addressed by almost all new equipment.”
you, it will allow you to a capital campaign. The Y spent the last
WEDNESDAY, MAY 3RD, 2017 A WEEKLY SPORTS PUBLICATION COURTESY OF "THE VILLAGE REPORTER" have a more enjoyable ex- 3-½ years planning, researching and A 1,700-square-foot private wellness
perience and the race will conducting surveys before beginning studio will be added so the club can of-
Archbold vs Wauseon Tennis be over before you know the work, he said. fer yoga and Pilates. The Y offered a lot
it.” of classes in other activates, but had no
new While the capital campaign was the space for quality programming, Imber
Nate may be reached at obvious way to fund the project, the or- said.
new PHOTOS BY BILL BRAY, STAFF ganization took a couple of years to talk
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Montpelier Out To Identify Rogue Trash Customers Horne Speaks To Stryker Rotary
On Behalf Of Volunteer Programs
“We have reached out to Republic on at least three PHOTO PROVIDED
TRASH ISSUES ... Michele Ryder, vice president of
ARS, speaks to the Montpelier Village Council about separate occasions. We have addressed the issue. GUEST SPEAKER ... Joan Horne, Volunteer Guard-
issues her company is facing after signing a contract We have identified specific residents and they con- ian Program Coordinator, spoke to the Stryker Rotary
to be the exclusive provider six months ago. tinue to violate the spirit of the contract. So we are at their regular meeting on April 25th. The Guard-
disappointed about that. The enforcement is on us.” ian Program has been a service provided by the Wil-
By: James Pruitt liams County Department of Aging sense 2011. Joan
THE VILLAGE REPORTER Montpelier’s situation is unique among the com- has worked for the Department of Ageing for eleven
It’s been six months since the village of Montpe- munities ARS serves, Ryder said. The village is only years. The program is designed to provide a method
lier made ARS its trash service, but some people are one which the company bills the resident. for authorizing medical care and counseling for wards
still using other companies. who are not capable of making those decisions on their
The matter came up during the April 24 meeting “Because what it does, it gives the resident an op- own. They insure the ward is having their basic needs
of the Montpelier Village Council. ARS Vice President tion,” Ryder said. “This is our first experience with met and living in the least restrictive environment pos-
Michele Ryder was on hand to talk with council on billing the customers directly.” sible. They also execute documents on the ward’s be-
how well the new deal is going. Village officials and half. A volunteer guardian must apply for the position
ARS met recently to discuss the practical side of the Neither the village nor ARS can force residents and must be a resident of the state, a law abiding citi-
deal and to handle any issues, Village Administra- to switch, Brooks and Ryder agreed. The hope was zen, and at least 21 years of age. The application pro-
tor Kevin Brooks said. “We hashed out some ongo- never 100 percent, but the village thought 80 or 90 cess includes a background check, an interview with
ing issues and talked about our relationship moving percent was possible, Brooks said. Some rental unit the program coordinator followed by training for the
forward, the contract, and some of the hot issues,” landlords have two containers for four units, he said. responsibilities of the position. Volunteer guardians
Brook said. “I thought there was a lot of give and are appointed by the court. The guardians are also ex-
take on both sides and it was a wonderful conversa- “We have a lot of people that just flat out refused pected to make regular visits with their wards. Guard-
tion. It’s just refreshing to deal with good people.” to sign up,” Brooks said. “I wonder where their gar- ians are assigned for life and currently the Department
ARS is actively working to get trash pickup down bage goes.” of Aging program has seven Wards served by three Vol-
to a one-day service, company Vice President Mi- unteer Guardians. Joan Horne, on the right is pictured
chele Ryder said. And if not in one day, no more than Being a customer has its benefits as the big trash with Stryker Rotarian Betty Beck.
two days, she said. pickup (June 10) is free only to ARS customers. Res-
The whole point in the village bidding out the idents can’t sign up for service on cleanup day, Ry- Pettisville Ever-Ready 4-H Club
work in the first place is to get away from a four- der said. Does Park Clean Up At Meeting
day trash pickup schedule, Brooks said. The village
didn’t want to disrupt anyone’s pickup day at first, ARS gave residents eight weeks of free service be- The Pettisville Ever-Ready 4-H Club held its 4th
but now the transition is over and it’s time to change fore they took back their containers. About 100 peo- meeting on April 27 at the Pettisville Park Pavilion.
things around, he said. ple did sign up for the service when notified of the
“We expect some confusion; we expect some prob- deadline, Ryder said. People who have not signed up Project books were handed out during the meeting.
lems,” Brooks said. “And like we did with the tran- will now be subject to delivery fees to get a container, The park-clean up was also held during this meeting.
sition, we will deal with it.” The transition will be she said. “We are not upset about it,” Ryder said. Chicken BBQ tickets were also handed out; the BBQ
complete in 8-10 weeks, Brooks said. will be held on June 17, and they are due during the
Another factor in the transition is ARS is still After the talks, one issue resolved was the month- June 1 meeting.
waiting for most of the community to sign up for ly pick up will be limited to three items.
the service, Ryder said. The company is sitting at The next meeting is May 18 at 7:30 p.m.
42 percent of the community not using the service, The spring trash drop off will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
she said. June 10. The event is sponsored by ARS and Earth SUBMITTED BY CHRISTINA NORMAN, SECRETARY
“So it’s really hard for us to route to one day, if Friendly Recyclers at the Montpelier Street Depart-
we have 42 percent who aren’t using it,” Ryder said. ment, 1010 E. Main St. Wauseon’s Grieser Named
The village wants to move to a shorter schedule Winner Of 2017 Fulton County
so it can identify the people who are using a different The following items will not be accepted: Resi-
company, Brooks said. The village has rules which dential bagged trash, Yard waste (branches, leaves, 4-H A Lamb Essay Contest
are supposed to prevent this. “It is not a penalty to grass) (Yard waste is not accepted at the landfill),
the resident,” Brooks said. “But it will be a signifi- Hazardous waste (Pesticides, batteries, liquid paint). Fulton County, Ohio – The winning essay for the
cant penalty to the service provider. We need to do Dried paint is accepted as long as the lid is off. Also 2017 Fulton County 4-H Win A Lamb Essay Contest
a better job of identifying and enforcing our regula- not accepted will be: Tires, liquids, burn barrels was written by Eleanor Grieser of Wauseon. She is the
tions.” (Bagged ashes and empty barrels will be accepted; recipient of a free lamb that she can use for her 2017
Republic is the major offender, considering the barrels full of ashes will not be accepted). Concrete 4-H lamb project. Eleanor is a four year member of the
village has told them about the new contract, Brooks or concrete blocks are not acceptable. Pettisville Ever-Ready 4-H club and a student at Pet-
said. From his experience with other communities, tisville School.
where trash haulers respect each other’s territories, Acceptable items include: Furniture, televisions,
it does not appear Republic is respecting the con- mattresses, box springs, mowers, rototillers, swing To be considered for receiving a free lamb, entrants
sets. Construction material cannot exceed 5 feet in were asked to write an essay on why they wanted to
length and must fit into a container or back of truck. take a lamb to the Fulton County Fair. Youth ages 8-10
were asked to write at least 50 words and youth 11-
Earth Friendly Recyclers has its own materials 18 were asked to write at least 100 words. In order to
list. participate entrants had to be a member of a Fulton
County 4-H Club, be taking a lamb project in 4-H for
Items with a charge associated include: CRT mon- the first time, be able to house and care for the lamb,
itors $7 each, Batteries $1 per pound, Florescent attend a Quality Assurance program and agree to at-
lights 25 cents per foot or 50 cents for spiral bulbs. tend a Sheep Skill-athon.
Electric organs or keyboards are $10 each.

Free items include: Appliances, flat-screen moni-
tors, tablets, laptops ,VCR/DVD players, power
cords, radios, power strip/surge protectors, office
equipment, Christmas lights, house wire, computer
towers, phones, Ipads, cable boxes, gaming consoles,
printers, scanners, fans, lamps, lighting strips, ex-
tension/drop cords, circuit boards at microwaves.

Yagelski welcomed some high school students to
the meeting. He thanked them for coming and told
them to tell other students who have not made it yet
time is running out.

“The month of May is going to be a little shaky
with the number of meetings,” Yagelski said.

The mayor also read the proclamation for the
66th National Day of Prayer (May 4). The local recog-
nition of the event will be at 6:30 p.m. at the House
of Prayer with light refreshments and the full service
at 7 p.m.

James Pruitt can be reached at



MAY 5TH, 2017 - MAY 13TH, 2017

FRIDAY, MAY 5TH •Wauseon Schoo•l Board 5:30 PM THURSDAY, MAY 11TH
•No submissions received by time of print •Montpelier Village Council 6 PM •Williams County Commissioners 9 AM
SATURDAY, MAY 6TH •Pioneer Village Council 6 PM •Fulton County Commissioners 9 AM
•LOCAL PROMS: Archbold, Edon, Evergreen, •Stryker Village Council 6 PM •West Unity Village Council 7:30 PM
Wauseon •Swanton Village Council 7 PM •Evergreen Band Concert 7 PM
•Edon - Walz Park Clean Up 10 AM •Fayette School Board 7 PM FRIDAY, MAY 12TH
SUNDAY, MAY 7TH •Edgerton School Board 6 PM •Evergreen School Wide Awards 8-10 AM
•No submissions received by time of print TUESDAY, MAY 9TH SATURDAY, MAY 13TH
MONDAY, MAY 8TH •Edon School Board 5:30 PM •LOCAL PROMS: Bryan, Delta, Montpelier
•Williams County Commissioners 9 AM •Montpelier School Board 5 PM •Evergreen Mystery Run Sponsored by NHS & Art
•Williams County Lincoln Day Dinner with Jon WEDNESDAY, MAY 10TH Club, 1- 2 PM
Husted. Quality Inn 6 PM •Fayette Village Council 6 PM

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6 - The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Work Is Progressing On The New Ag Extension Building & Athletic Complex At Fayette Schools

By: James Pruitt ponics. The plan is to grow food the PHOTOS BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF
THE VILLAGE REPORTER students can take home. The food is
growing in a greenhouse and then will WALLS ... The exterior walls are going up at Fayette School for its new Ag class-
The project should be completed by be transferred to an adjacent area when room. The added space will better house time 100 or so students involved from
July 20 and ready for school in the fall. the hanging garden will be. junior high school and high school.
The new track and diamonds will mean
the school will be able to host its first The track will mean Fayette can host house the archery program which has But, for now, the projects will hopeful-
track meet in 20 years and its first var- track meets. The team uses the village grown to 50 students, he said. ly show the voters the district is being
sity baseball and softball games in a track which is stone and not acceptable a good steward of the money given to
generation. as a competitive surface. The new track The added space will also give the them. The family-oriented approach to
will be made of latex, but with polyure- school more room to store desks and the athletic complex is what schools are
The project is the result of a millage thane covering which will extend the chairs and free up a classroom. That all about, Belcher said.
levy approved in August 2016, the only life of the surface, Belcher said. could be a need if the trend coming
request for new money to be approved from preschool stays constant. The “What we are looking at is this is
in Ohio, Superintendent Eric Belcher “It almost doubles the life,” Belcher district has 47 kids signed up for pre- an investment not just in the school,
said. Local boosters and school funds said. “It’s just like a home. We upgrade school next fall, with another 37 for but an investment in the community,”
have helped raise money as well. it now to save us money down the road.” kindergarten. Belcher said. “We are saying that fami-
lies are important to us.”
The new Ag classroom will help the For the diamonds there will be a Some day the building can be rented
school handle the 100 or so students brick wall used for a backstop. The out by community groups and there James can be reached at
between junior and high school who are bricks will be the same color as the will be drop down batting cages as well.
taking classes. The current space was school. Mesh netting will be used to
intended for only 30. protect spectators as well. The brick Pioneer Sesqui Study Club Learns
wall will be used in the outfield as well, About Lions Organization
“The set up in the Ag building was with padding added. The infield dirt will
not necessarily conducive to the needs be 2 inches of soil with a conditioner The April meeting of
of what they are doing,” Belcher said. placed on top. The school will pick the Sesqui Study Club met at
“Saws aren’t set up the ventilation sys- color of the conditioner, which Belcher the Pioneer United Meth-
tem.” said is what spectators see at the game. odist Church. Thirteen
Choices will be based on existing colors members were present an-
The work will yield a newer larger Ag and the staining of uniforms, he said. swering roll call by nam-
classroom as well as a renovation of the The soils also helps soak up water so ing their favorite Spring
existing classroom, Belcher said. more games can be played, Belcher Flower.
The current work space is too small Program for the eve-
to allow all the equipment to be set up A small parking lot will be added be- ning was “Saving Sight”
at the same time. A CNC unit sits in tween the track and baseball diamond. with guests Jim and Gloria
a box, unused, while tables and other This will allow people to watch the game Gilcher and speaker Cher-
saws are piled in a corner. Using them from the comfort of their cars on a cold yl Burnett from Wauseon.
requires the other saws to be moved to day, Belcher said. The track’s infield Cheryl has been a Lioness
make room. will be large enough to allow for three for 11 years and is District
junior-level soccer fields as well. There Governor of NW Ohio. The
The expansion will allow the class to are no plans to add football at this time Lioness program began in
have a food processing center to con- as class sizes (35) are too small to sup- 1975 and in 1987 Women
duct science-based work. “To look at to- port a program, Belcher said. were approved for Lions
mato parts,” Belcher said as an exam- membership. In 2013
ple of the kind work next year’s classes The track will also be opened up to women’s membership was
will be able to do. “They are going to the community for walking as well, he 25% worldwide.
be doing aquaponics which is growing said.
plants in water.” Sight became their
Once the work is done on the dia- major goal after a speech
This will require all the existing ven- monds, boosters will construct dugouts given by Helen Keller at
tilation to be removed and installed in and install scoreboards. The next ob- the Lions International
the new space, Belcher said. jective will be extending the parking Convention held at Cedar
lot and building a field house to store Point, Ohio, in 1925. They
Students were seen cutting wood equipment and run the scoreboards help restore sight and pre-
to turn into benches and hanging dis- from a mezzanine, Belcher said. vent blindness by improv-
plays. There were three or four students ing eye care. They support
working the saws and another 15 or so A prefab pole barn can also be set youth projects to enjoy op-
in a classroom next door. The confines up to be used by the Mini Eagles youth portunities to develop and
may theoretically able to hold 30 peo- basketball leagues. Gym space now is succeed. They provide
ple, but even half that number would at a premium and the youngsters of- disaster relief around the
be a tight fit. ten can’t get time until 8 or 9 at night, world and have programs
Belcher said. The pole barn can also to improve health and aid
Students now are working on mak- to disabled and hearing
ing hanging gardens through hydro- impaired. They also pro-
vide clean-up and housing
for environmental prob- PHOTO PROVIDED
lem areas and help low in-
come families. SPEAKER ... Cheryl Burnett of Wauseon, Ohio, speaks
at Pioneer Sesqui Study Club about Lions Club. Pic-
The Lions is the largest tured here are Cheryl and Jim Gilcher. The vest is cov-
ered with Medals, none of them are newer than 1975.

NEW DIAMONDS ... Fayette School’s new diamonds will have modern soils and service organization and bility of a gift of Kind News
conditioners for the infield. The district has to choose the best conditioner for color will be celebrating their which is now Red Rover
and stains to uniforms. 100th anniversary this to North Central. It was
year in Chicago, Illinois. voted on to keep the same
officers for the next Sesqui
Business meeting fol- year.
lowed; members brought
in used glasses for dona- Following the meeting
tion for Lions. Members a silent auction was held
also brought in box tops and members enjoyed fel-
for school and tabs for lowship and refreshments
Ronald McDonald House. prepared by hostesses
Discussions were as fol- Joanne Dohm and Nina
lows: Fackler. May will be our
annual Mystery Dinner
A donation to Angel ending the Sesqui year
Foundation and donation until September, 2017.
to Friends of the Library.
Also discussed the possi- INFORMATION PROVIDED

Williams & Fulton County Youth Hunters Find
Success During 2017 Youth Wild Turkey Season

COLUMBUS, OH - Many young hunters found suc- New for the 2017 season, the state has been divid- A list of all wild turkeys checked by hunters dur-
cess during Ohio’s 2017 youth spring wild turkey sea- ed into two zones for spring turkey hunting: a south ing the 2017 two-day youth spring hunting season is
son after 1,895 birds were harvested, according to the zone, which is open to hunters from Monday, April 24, shown below. The first number following the county’s
Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). through Sunday, May 21, and a northeast zone, which name shows the harvest numbers for 2017, and the
is open to hunters from Monday, May 1, to Sunday, 2016 numbers are in parentheses: Adams: 35 (34); Al-
Hunters age 17 and under were eligible to par- May 28. The spring turkey season is open statewide len: 10 (11); Ashland: 25 (29); Ashtabula: 50 (44); Ath-
ticipate in the two-day season, April 22-23. The total except for Lake La Su An Wildlife Area. Hunters can ens: 28 (22); Auglaize: 5 (4); Belmont: 40 (40); Brown:
harvest was an increase from 2016, when 1,564 wild view the 2017 spring turkey season zone map and 36 (31); Butler: 14 (10); Carroll: 40 (25); Champaign:
turkeys were checked. All participants were required harvest regulations at 5 (7); Clark: 2 (2); Clermont: 38 (29); Clinton: 4 (1);
to possess a valid Ohio youth hunting license, a spring Columbiana: 26 (38); Coshocton: 63 (34); Crawford:
turkey permit and be accompanied by a non-hunting Ohio’s first modern day wild turkey season opened 5 (6); Cuyahoga: 0 (0); Darke: 10 (14); Defiance: 36
adult. The youth turkey season was open statewide, in 1966 in nine counties, and hunters checked 12 (44); Delaware: 13 (5); Erie: 7 (6); Fairfield: 6 (7); Fay-
with the exception of Lake La Su An State Wildlife Area birds. The total number of harvested turkeys topped ette: 0 (5); Franklin: 4 (3); Fulton: 13 (15); Gallia: 46
in Williams County, which required a special hunting 1,000 for the first time in 1984. Turkey hunting was (31); Geauga: 19 (23); Greene: 4 (1); Guernsey: 46 (38);
permit. opened statewide in 2000. Hamilton: 2 (8); Hancock: 2 (3); Hardin: 8 (5); Harri-
son: 58 (39); Henry: 6 (11); Highland: 34 (36); Hock-
The youth spring turkey season is one of four ODNR ensures a balance between wise use and ing: 15 (14); Holmes: 39 (21); Huron: 16 (12); Jackson:
special youth-only hunting seasons designed by the protection of our natural resources for the benefit of 44 (34); Jefferson: 34 (39); Knox: 32 (23); Lake: 4 (4);
ODNR Division of Wildlife to offer a safe and produc- all. Visit the ODNR website at Lawrence: 44 (24); Licking: 35 (16); Logan: 10 (17); Lo-
tive early hunting experience for young hunters. Spe- rain: 12 (12); Lucas: 8 (4); Madison: 0 (2); Mahoning:
cial seasons are also set aside for upland game, white- Hillsdale 15 (18); Marion: 5 (4); Medina: 10 (12); Meigs: 46 (31);
tailed deer and waterfowl hunting opportunities. Mercer: 3 (1); Miami: 5 (2); Monroe: 71 (51); Montgom-
“The working persons Auction - where friends meet since 1913” ery: 1 (1); Morgan: 47 (28); Morrow: 19 (14); Musk-
ingum: 82 (33); Noble: 55 (55); Ottawa: 0 (0); Paulding:
FLEA MARKET EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY 8 (8); Perry: 30 (26); Pickaway: 0 (3); Pike: 26 (17); Por-
(May 7 - October) tage: 26 (19); Preble: 8 (10); Putnam: 8 (12); Richland:
36 (21); Ross: 40 (29); Sandusky: 1 (5); Scioto: 20 (13);
AUCTIONS SATURDAY Seneca: 11 (9); Shelby: 2 (5); Stark: 21 (13); Summit: 1
(3); Trumbull: 42 (46); Tuscarawas: 56 (44); Union: 10
Miscellaneous: 9:00 am (5); Van Wert: 5 (1); Vinton: 32 (32); Warren: 11 (12);
Rabbits & Poultry - 10 am Washington: 58 (52); Wayne: 11 (6); Williams: 30 (28);
Feeder Pigs & Hay - 11:30 am Wood: 2 (3); Wyandot: 8 (9). Total: 1,895 (1,564).
Large Animal (sheep, goats, feeder cattle etc) 1:00 pm
Any information contact the Hillsdale Auction
@ 517-437-2424 or


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Williams & Fulton County Senior Center News

First Ever Fulton County Senior Center Senior Prom Is A Huge Hit

By: Timothy Kays versatile and talented ensemble Nostal-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER gia provided the opportunity for every-
thing from toe tapping in familiarity, to
The Fulton County Senior Cen- hitting the dance floor and cutting the
ter hosted their first ever Senior Prom rug to Benny Goodman and the Hokey
on the afternoon of April 21. With the Pokey, and all points in between. A great
theme of ‘Reflections’, the Prom, featur- time was had by one and all, culminat-
ing colors of black, white, red and silver, ing with the naming of Prom King and
took place in the Gymnasium of the Ful- Queen, Carlton and Wilma Lemons who,
ton County Senior Center in Wauseon. less than three months earlier, marked
the occasion of their 70th wedding an-
Seating began at 11:00, and a noon niversary.
meal featuring prime rib, baked potato,
fresh asparagus, dinner rolls and sal- Timothy Kays can be reached at
ad bar awaited the nearly 100 guests.
Following the meal, music by the very


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Fulton County Senior Center Announces May Activities

The senior spotlight for the month of May is on Ken Brink, Dave Case, Janet & Larry Cochran, Beth
Archbold’s Jenny Miller. Jenny was born on Mother’s Cook, Joann Cousino, Don Dunkle, JoAnn Echler,
Day. She was married to Richard Miller for nearly 59 Donna Gamber, Alicia Glover, Susan Henry, Bob & Le-
years until his passing in May 2015. Jenny and Rich- nore Lehman, Dennis Linehan, Sally Lutz, Barb Pfost,
ard had five daughters, four of which still reside in Sue & Roger Rohrs, Linda & Mike Reetz, Al Scheorner,
northwest Ohio. Jenny never considered raising her Barb Schroeder, Joe Sutton, Becky Thatcher, Howard
girls as a job. She loves children and modeled work & Judy Warncke, Linda Warren, and Jeri Wright.
and play on the family farm as they grew. Jenny also
has six grandsons, one granddaughter, three great- Our Wauseon kitchen staff starts early each week-
grandsons, and a great-granddaughter. Bill Rose, one day to prepare a few hundred meals for our sites and
of Jenny’s son-in-laws, comes to visit her three times home-delivered meal recipients. If you receive home-
a week when she stops at the Archbold Senior Center. delivered meals, please remember the following: If you
“I think he is such a good person. He watches out for are unable to be home for your meal delivery, please
me, just like he would if he were my son,” Jenny ex- contact us so we do not deliver your meal. Did you
plained. As well as Bill, Jenny enjoys spending time know you can choose which meals you would like for
with the Site Aide Tracey Wanner. the month and give the list to your driver? Which
do you prefer? Liver and onions or the alternative?
Did you know that emergency contact information We must know one week in advance so we know how
could be added to your driving record? If you are in much food to order. Changes in meal preferences can-
an auto accident or another emergency occurs, fam- not be accepted on the day the meal is served. Please
ily members can be quickly and easily notified by law restrain all pets during the time of meal delivery for
enforcement officials all thanks to this free service. the safety of your driver. If you plan to eat lunch on
Get on where you can add, site, make your lunch reservation at least 24 hours in
edit, or view your next of kin information. Once on advance. Please cancel if you are unable to keep your
the website click on Government then choose Sheriff. site lunch reservation so we can prepare an accurate
On the left side of the page, click on services. A list number of meals. Thank you for doing your part to
entitled “Useful Links” will then appear. On that list help us make your dining experience a positive one.
will be Next of Kin – Emergency Contact Information.
Find it and choose click here. This will take you to The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau offers
the Ohio Department of Public Safety website which the following tips to help you avoid being scammed.
allows you to securely log in and input your next of Never “pay to play”. You cannot win a lottery, con-
kin information. You will need to type in your driver’s test, or sweepstakes you did not enter. A legitimate
license number or the number off your BMV letter. sweepstakes will ask you for money up front. Take
Next, under “Menu,” click on View/Edit your Next of your time. Scammers often claim an emergency hop-
Kin/Emergency Contact Information. ing you will take quick action without checking out the
situation. Check with loved ones. Before offering to
Are you 60 years old and interested in improving help a grandchild or other loved one, call them to be
balance, flexibility, and/or strength? Fall are more sure the request is real. Neither Medicare nor Social
common than strokes and can be prevented. Engage Security will call your house asking for your personal
with an instructor from Area Office on Aging and learn information. They already have all your information
simple ways to increase your strength and balance and do not need you to provide it. Watch out for Medi-
among other healthy living tips. You could also par- care fraud!
ticipate in A Matter of Balance, a free program to be of-
fered at the Fulton County Senior Center, 240 Clinton On Wednesday, May 10, Val Edwards, Information
Street, Wauseon, beginning Monday, June 5 and con- & Referral Specialist, will take appointments from 10
cluding June 28; every Monday and Wednesday from am to noon at the Delta Library. Get help understand-
9:30 am to 11:30 am. Call Beth at 419-337-9299 to ing Medicare and Social Security issues, insurance,
sign up for the class and to reserve a noon lunch. bills, completing applications, and more. On Thurs-
day, May 11, Val will be at the Swanton Library from
Please note, the fee for the toe nail clinic was 10 am to noon. Meet with Val at the Evergreen Library
changed to $15 beginning on April 3. As always, call in Metamora from 10 am to noon on Tuesday, May 23.
early for an appointment, tell us if you are diabetic, Thursday, May 25 is your opportunity to meet with Val
and soak your feet 30 minutes before you arrive for in the Wyse Commons Library on the Fairlawn cam-
the appointment. pus, Archbold, from 10 am to noon. Val’s services are
offered at no cost to seniors in partnership with Wyse
Our Senior Center programs, events and daily oper- Commons and the local libraries. Please make an ap-
ations run smoothly thanks to more than 30 valuable pointment in advance with Val for any of these dates
volunteers that share their time and skills with our by calling 419-337-9299.
seniors. Thank you to the following volunteers: Elena
Alvarez, John Bamonte, Paul Barnaby, Tom Blosser, INFORMATION PROVIDED


16 - The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Edgerton Students Have “A Night to Shine”


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Fayette Takes A Trip “Around the World” At Prom



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Pettisville Students Have 2017 Hilltop Prom Has
A Blast At Post Prom “A Touch of Class”



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22 - The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Looking Back At What
We Read Years Ago


WEST UNITY 70 YEARS AGO THE ADVANCE Four County Vocational student, was the winner. Ju-
REPORTER APRIL 1947 REPORTER School will be offering sum- lie Fisher, fifth grader, was
mer school classes for stu- runner up.
120 YEARS AGO Twenty-six seniors re- (MERGE 1976) dents in Defiance, Fulton,
APRIL 1897 ceived their high school di- Henry and Williams counties. 50 YEARS AGO
plomas last Friday at the six- 40 YEARS AGO APRIL 1967
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Roy ty-third annual graduation MAY 1977 Paige Rone, who turned
Oberlin, May 21, a son. exercises of the West Unity six on February 5, has be- The 49th annual stock-
High School. Jana Lillemon and Karen come a member of the West holders meeting of the Edon
Joe Smith went to Angola Waggoner will represent West Unity Library Birthday Club. Farmer’s Co-op was held in
where he will attend normal Bert Beucler, 61, died at Unity at the Girls District 7 She was selected by here the new cafeteria of the Edon
school. his home in Bryan, following All Star Basketball Game. grandmother, Phyllis Rone. Northwest High School with
a short illness. approximately 500 members
Edgar Brown came home Michelle Shaffer was se- Several contracts were present..
from Toledo to attend the Born to Mr. and Mrs. Vin- lected as Stryker Girls State approved by the Four Coun-
graduation and alumni re- cent Cotter, May 19, a son, Delegate, while Tom Meyer ty Joint Vocational School 40 YEARS AGO
ception. Gregory. and Todd Grisier were select- Board at the April meeting. APRIL 1977
ed for Boys State Delegates. Several instructors were em-
Henry Clay has com- Born to Mr. and Mrs. Virgil ployed as well as Various Approximately 35 Edon
menced the carpenter work Drub at the Wauseon Hospi- Barb Sohn and Wayne substitutes. and Blakeslee firemen had
on Prof. Diebel’s house and tal, May 18, a son Bruce. Ashenfelter received the a half day training session
will have the frame up this State Homemaker Degree at EDON under the direction of Bryan
week. 60 YEARS AGO the FHA State Convention. COMMERCIAL Fire Chief Merit Smith, be-
APRIL 1957 fore burning a landmark at
W.P. Miller of Los Angeles, Stryker Band received 70 YEARS AGO Columbia down. The build-
Calif., spent time with Dr. Maurice Clark and Terry four superior ratings at State MARCH 1947 ing, which formerly housed
F.D. Hart and family. They Klopfenstein, local FFA stu- Band and Chorus competi- the Glen Rockey Grocery, was
were former school mates. dents, were given State Farm- tion. Mrs. Charles Gearhart was purchased by the Columbia
er honors. very much surprised Sunday Church of Christ. Mr. Rock-
110 YEARS AGO 30 YEARS AGO morning when her relatives ey lived in the building until
APRIL 1907 Dr. Kevin McCann, presi- May 1987 began to arrive with well-filled three years ago.
dent of the Defiance College, baskets of good things to eat
George Charles, who has will give the commencement Michael Shaffer of Stryk- and help her celebrate her 20 YEARS AGO
been clerking in the Shaf- address of the 24 seniors of er and Michelle Johnson of birthday. APRIL 1997
fer Shoe Store in Bryan, was Hilltop High School, May 21. West Unity will be award-
home Wednesday. He will ed degrees during Bowl- 60 YEARS AGO It takes a special kind of
take a position in a shoe store 50 YEARS AGO ing Green State University’s APRIL 1957 person to open their home
in Mansfield soon. MARCH 1967 spring commencement exer- and their heart to provide a
cises on May 9. The first meeting of the place of safety and love for
Arthur Reynolds and wife In the District-State Schol- Girls Teen Club was held at foster children. One of these
are the proud parents of a arship tests held at Defiance Lynne Frank was the sec- the home of Linda Best. The special people is Ruth Ly-
baby girl, May 11. ond place winner in the North Club was organized to raise ons. Since 1975, she and her
College recently, three stu- Western Electric Cooperative money for a Recreation Cen- husband Kenny have opened
Mrs. A.M. Cook leaves for dents of Hilltop received cer- 1987 Scholarship Contest. ter for teenagers in Edon. their home to over 70 children
Norfolk, Va., where her hus- tificates on the District Level. as a foster family.
band has charge of 500 tents Anna Woodward, 102, died In the local spelling elimi-
at Pine Beach. Ben Westfall, recently April 29. She was a Stryker nation contest held last Edon High School Band
passed the Ohio Real Estate resident for most of her life. Wednesday for the fifth, sixth, members have earned an
Daniel Prickett says 62 brokers exam at Columbus, seventh, and eighth grades, overall Superior (I) rating in
years ago this spring, apples, Ohio, and is opening an office 20 YEARS AGO Marytha Cook, sixth grade the State Band Competition.
half an inch through, froze on here in June. May 1997
the trees. It seems that this
spring is just as backward as STRYKER “A TOUCH OF LOCAL HISTORY”
the spring of 1905 and 1906. ADVANCE
Marcus Beach underwent 110 YEARS AGO
surgery for appendicitis. Dr. APRIL 1907 WAUSEON BASEBALL TEAM CIRCA 1912
Darling of the University Hos-
pital of Ann Arbor was called The Toledo Blade says the WEST UNITY C.N. RR DEPOT
and came to perform the op- cars of the T&I are the widest
eration. that enter the city. WEST UNITY C.N. RR DEPOT

100 YEARS AGO Graduates of Evansport
High School are Alta Coy,
Miss Nellie Shambarger is Charles Kimberly, Blake Par-
now employed at the bank. tee, Bessie Rodgers, Flora Pe-
Hobart Miller of Stryker has ters, Ida Snyder, Bertha Wil-
successfully passed the exam liams, Ina Benner.
for the Marine Corps and has
gone to Philadelphia. Lew Cameron recently pur-
chased the old John Mosier
Miss Ethel Johnson leaves farm southeast of Stryker.
for Toledo where she has ac-
cepted a position in the new 100 YEARS AGO
savings bank just established APRIL 1917
by the Palmer-Blair Co.
Announcement has been
The new ice plant at Bryan made of the marriage of Ethel
is now ready to run and will Woodward to Louis Beucler in
turn out 15 tons of ice per Detroit on Dec. 11, 1906.
APRIL 1927
Charles Grisier, 76, died
The Senior class and most on April 22.
of the high school faculty
gathered at the home of Mr. Jonathan Rupp, 71, died
and Mrs. Clint DeGroff, May at his home in Archbold on
11, to give their son, May- April 24.
nard, a surprise birthday
party. 80 YEARS AGO
APRIL 1937
Marcella Jean is the name
of the little daughter born to Wade Rethmel, 60, passed
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Sim- away at his home south of
mons, May 15. Evansport.

George Zigler was killed by Howard Curtis’ name
a Lake Shore train. should have been included in
last week’s list of graduates.
APRIL 1947
Bert King and son Paul
were at Quincy, Mich., sing- Benjamin F. Gurwell, 76,
ing at a WLW barn dance died Tuesday.
A son was born to Mr. and
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Short, Mrs. Donald Ferrebee of Bry-
Maynard and Jeanne Short, an on April 30. Mrs. Ferrebee
returned from a 2500 mile is the former Alice Jane Con-
auto trip through the New key.
England states.
APRIL 1957

Students representing-
Stryker High School in the
Scholarship Test held at
Bowling Green University
on May 4 included, Kenneth
Wyse, Carl Coleman, James
Cameron, Janice Aschliman,
Sharon Rupp, Lynn Stuckey,
Fred Hilt, Fred Smith, Verne
Leininger, Esther Short,
Larry Clark, Susan McCord,
Fairy Riter, Susan Creager,
Patty Morrison, and Dorothy


Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 23

Williams County Land Bank Moving Forward To Clear Up Abandoned, Blighted Homes, Improve Tax Rolls

quire a home, Grimm said. or blighted, Grimm is willing to work with anyone to
Keeping Williams County to same rules as a larger get the liens or deed cleaned up to transfer ownership
county will result in more exceptions here, Grimm to the Land Bank. The goal of the program remains to
said. That includes not being to afford a full-time di- demolish the blighted houses and get the properties
PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF rector, she said. into the hands of someone who can either rehabili-
tate the structure or build new and get it back on the
DEMOLITION ... This home at 321 S. Cherry St., in The program is being run out of the treasurer’s of- tax rolls.
Bryan is the next property up for demolition as part fice with Maumee Valley Planning Organization, the
of the Land Bank. The quasi-governmental agency is board and the prosecutor pitching in to help Grimm. “We are working with them to get these properties
back into taxpaying status,” Grimm said. “That is
“Believe me I could not do it without our prosecu- our goal.”
tor’s office or Maumee Valley,” Grimm said. “Because
they bring a tremendous amount of help and knowl- Some homes could be sold at a sheriff’s auction
edge. We are all working together.” and Grimm would be happy with that outcome be-
cause the county recoups the back taxes. The home
That means instead of having one person dedicat- will be put back into productive use, she said.
ed to doing the research and going through each step,
Grimm collaborates with a couple other departments. “People who don’t want some of these houses or
That doesn’t mean the Land Bank is stalled, she said. they are far beyond repair, that’s what this program
“We are hoping to have five or six by May 18,” Grimm is for,” Grimm said.
said. “We have a couple deeds in lieu of foreclosure.”
James can be reached at
Whatever the case is for a home to be abandoned

tasked with acquiring 20 abandoned or blighted homes
and either demolishing them or finding someone who
will rehabilitate them and place them back on the tax

Church Page (Continued)rolls.
By: James Pruitt
THE VILLAGE REPORTER Wauseon’s First Christian Church
Enjoys Their Recent Heritage Trip
Williams County’s Land Bank is gearing up for a
push to acquire more than a dozen homes to get them PHOTO PROVIDED
back on the tax rolls. The Williams County Land Re-
utilization Corporation (CCLRC) was formed last year TRIP ... Chi Rho members, grades 5-8, from First Christian Church, Wauseon enjoyed their recent Heritage Trip
to address the problem of abandoned and blighted to Lexington, Kentucky. The 28 youth and eight advisors enjoyed a tour of the beautiful campus of Transylva-
homes. A five-member board was appointed to help nia University, founded in 1780. The tour guide shared lots of fun, historical information. This lively group also
oversee the program. The board is comprised of enjoyed visiting Cane Ridge in Paris, Kentucky. Cane Ridge has a rich religious history dating back to 1791 and
County Commissioners Lewis Hilkert and Brian Da- became the first Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 1804. The meeting house is preserved inside another
vis; Brian Wieland of the city of Bryan; County Trea- building. More information is available at Sunday worship service was enjoyed at Central
surer Vickie Grimm and Center Township Trustee Christian Church, Lexington, which was also the lodging place for the group. Fun, which included a visit to
Todd Burkholder. the Y.M.C.A, Thoroughbred Park and Old Friends Farm, was mixed in with the three day outing. Old Friends
Farm is a thoroughbred retirement farm. One thoroughbred the members enjoyed included Popcorn Deelite
The CCLRC or “Land Bank” has the money and a which played Seabiscuit in the movie Seabiscuit! Chi Rho members appreciate the support of their advisors,
mandate to acquire 10 homes by May 18 and 20 by members of the congregation and those who supported their fundraisers. Members raised funds through three
the November marker. So far the agency has acquired fundraisers from September 2016 – March 2017. More photos are available on the church Facebook page,
two properties, but expects to come close to 10 by the “First Christian Church, Wauseon, OH”.
As with most of the properties targeted by the
Land Bank, the owners were absent or uncertain SERVING WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTIES AND BEYOND
about their options. “Both of the homeowners didn’t
know what to do with them,” Vickie Grimm said. As FULTON GET YOUR AD SEEN IN “THE VILLAGE REPORTER“! YOUR AD WILL BE VIEWED BY
treasurer, she deals with people in arrears on their THOUSANDS OF SUBSCRIBERS AND READERS IN WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTIES, AS
To help the property owners decide, Grimm told MAY ALSO CALL OUR MAIN OFFICE AT (419) 485-4851. PLEASE NOTE THAT CLASSIFIED
them the county had the perfect program for that ADVERTISEMENT (PREPAID ONLY) IS DUE THE FRIDAY BEFORE PUBLICATION AT 5PM.
type of issue.
$8 FOR 1-20 WORDS, $10 FOR 20-40 WORDS; +$2 FOR EACH 20-WORD BLOCK
Of the two properties in the county’s control, one
at 503 S. Williams St., in Bryan has been demolished Help Wanted Help Wanted
and the lot cleared. The county is waiting for reim-
bursement from OHFA before dispatching it to Habi- The Finishing Department is hiring at our electro-coating facility in Pioneer. This MACHINIST
tat for Humanity which has expressed an interest in is an exciting opportunity to join a family owned company servicing the con-
taking the property, Grimm said. struction, automotive, and geothermal markets. We have competitive wages, Manufacturer of customized machinery for the tube bending is currently
shift premiums, and Excellent benefits. Currently we are looking for motivated, seeking a candidate for full time machinist. A qualifying candidate must
“They are a qualified end user so it can go directly hardworking, team players to join our family in the following areas: have the ability to set-up and operate a CNC mill, lathe, and surface
to them,” Grimm said. General Production – qualifications include, high school diploma or equiva- grinder. Must be able to use machine shop math and read blueprints and
lent, excellent attendance record, your own reliable transportation, and able to sketches. 3 years of experience minimum to Mastercam. Haas and Anilam
The other site is at 321 S. Cherry St., also in Bry- pass a pre-employment drug screen. Base pay is $10.50/hr. Controls a plus. As a privately held organization we offer excellent benefits
an. The Land Bank has to first do an asbestos re- Maintenance Electrician – In addition to above qualifications, you must have including paid vacation, health insurance, life insurance and retirement.
port so the house can be demolished. Both properties 2 year degree in an electrical field or 2+ years of electrical maintenance experi-
were fire damaged. ence. Able to troubleshoot electrical motors, control circuits through the use of If interested please send resume to:
process, mechanical and electrical drawings. This career will require overtime TJ Automation, Inc.
The Land Bank has 22 other properties that will and “on call” responsibilities. Pay dependent on experience.
either be turned over instead of proceeding with a U-075 St. Rt. 66, Archbold, Ohio 43502 or
tax foreclosure – as long as the deeds are clean or Apply at 201 Ohio St, Pioneer OH 43554 or visit our website
acquired through a tax foreclosure, Grimm said. The To Place Your Classified Call 419-485-4851!
agency is falling far short of the 10 sites it was sup-
posed to have by the May deadline. Grimm has spo-
ken to state officials about the county’s situation. Summer Help – All Shifts WE HAVE OPENINGS!

“We just feel that deadline is a little unrealistic,” Matsu Ohio has openings for Summer Archbold, Ohio
Grimm said. “After hearing what we had to say, they Help & Full-time positions.
do understand that. Even if we don’t meet the 10 by • Haulotte Bil-Jax has openings in assembly for $13.00,
May, I am confident that we will reach 20 by Novem- No Experience necessary. first shift, with overtime.
Competitive wage and benefit package Pioneer, Ohio
The state gave the Land Bank funds to demolish includes shift premiums, health, dental,
each house, so even if some of the money is taken • Reifel has openings on all shifts, pay depends on shift.
away, Grimm said she is confident the agency will get vision, life coverage, and holidays. • Pioneer Forge has openings in all departments, pay
it back.
Apply Within: varies on department.
The agency had $125,000 for the first five houses, Matsu Ohio, Inc.
and the Williams Street property only cost $11,000 228 E Morrison Street Fayette, Ohio
to demolish.
Edgerton, OH • Cra-Z-Art has openings on all three shifts, $10.00
“So we don’t need the full $25,000 for every prop- Mon-Fri 7:30am – 3:30pm
erty,” Grimm said. “We are still in good standing. We 1115 West High Street • Bryan, Ohio
are going to be able to get done what we want to get If you need more details call 419-519-3320

The Land Bank has researched homes that may
qualify for the program. Grimm has driven by each
one and added them to the list. There are six selected
areas where the remaining homes are located.

The county’s major population centers are on the
list including Nettle Lake, but not Edgerton. The vil-
lage only had one home that qualified so the Land
Bank couldn’t include it, Grimm said. These were
the areas that appeared to have the most homes that
were abandoned or blighted, she said.

The research showed no tax payments on these
properties in five to six years.

“We are going to get anywhere that we can,” Grimm
said. “This is our starting point. I don’t want them to
think that we are ignoring them.”

Abandoned may mean someone died and the in-
heritor want nothing to do with the house or lacks
the means, Grimm said. So the county is going after
those people first, she said. A letter is sent to the
owners offering a way out of having to pay the back
taxes for people so inclined. If the taxes are brought
up to current, so much the better.

“Some are like zombie properties, where the bank
has started foreclosure at the house and then they
never finished it,” Grimm said. “I get multiple calls
every tax time (with people) saying ‘I don’t own this
property or the bank owns it. It doesn’t matter, if the
property is in your name, I have to send the tax bills
to you.”

One thing to keep mind is Williams County is a lot
smaller than the larger counties the state has been
dealing with. Those counties are dealing with clus-
ters of homes in a neighborhood, where as Williams
is hunting a different animal.

“They probably have maybe 10 on a block,” Grimm
said. “We don’t have 10 on any block. They have to
look at our smaller counties a little differently.”

She told the state it can try to keep the Land Bank
to the target areas, but that will be difficult in county
of 37,000 people compared to a neighborhood of the
same number of residents. It could be the state didn’t
know the whole process for smaller counties to ac-


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SAT., APRIL 28TH, 2017 five innings. Montpelier made their run Bryan Dominates Swanton 14-4
Stryker 10, Hilltop 0 with two sixth inning runs and three
seven innings runs. Offensively, Mont- PHOTOS BY BILL O’CONNELL, STAFF
The Panthers (13-2, 8-1) used seven pelier got a home run from Colin Rockey
fifth-inning runs to secure the BBC win that drove in two runs. Rockey finished
over Hilltop (11-7, 5-3). Getting one hit 2-for-4 at the plate with five total bases.
apiece for Stryker included Frey, Shock, Kolden Uribes had two hits as well in-
Benson, Holsopple, Fether and Grap- cluding a single and double with one
engeter. Frisbie led the Panthers with RBI. Caleb Haines pitched five innings
two singles. Shock got the five-inning for Montpelier giving up seven runs on
win allowing just four hits and striking eight hits with two strikeouts. Uribes
out 11. Hilltop’s hits came from Ryan came in for one innings and gave up one
Brooker who finished with two singles. run on two hits.
Jacob Champion and Christian McKin-
ney each had one hit. Kohl Collins and Hicksville 15, Montpelier 7
Trenton Figy pitched for the Cadets. In another game against the Aces,
Collins pitched for 4.1 innings giving up the Locos out hit Hicksville 10-8, but
eight runs on eight hits with five strike- was on the short end of the scoreboard.
outs. Figy came to the mound for the Getting two RBI for the Locos during the
final .2 of the fifth inning and gave up game included Caleb Haines, Dakota
two runs on one hit. Benner and Dakota Barker. Colin Rock-
ey and Tanner Sanders each went three
Hicksville 8, Montpelier 7 innings on the mound. Rockey gave up
The Locos gave it a gallant effort but seven runs on five hits with two strike-
fell just short against the Aces. Montpe- outs. Sanders gave up eight runs on
lier grabbed and early first inning lead three hits with one strikeout. The Locos
2-1, but the Aces added seven runs struggled committing six errors during
with at least one run in each of the next the contest.

Bryan Wins Pitcher’s Duel Over Wauseon 2-1


2017 Sports Schedules • May 5 - 11

BASEBALL Hilltop Hilltop
(May 5) Archbold @ Stryker (May 11) Sylvania Northview @ (May 11) Stryker @ Edgerton
(May 5) Bowsher @ Swanton
(May 5) Fayette @ Evergreen Swanton TRACK & FIELD
(May 5) Hilltop @ Holgate SOFTBALL (May 5) Delta @ Findlay Trojan
(May 5) Liberty Center @ Delta (May 5) Cardinal Stritch @
(May 5) Wauseon @ Edon Invitational
(May 6) Northwood @ Delta Bryan (May 5) Edon @ Antwerp Invi-
(May 5) Edon @ Hicksville
(DH) (May 5) Pettisville @ Archbold tational
(May 8) Antwerp @ Montpelier (May 5) Stryker @ Liberty (May 5) Montpelier @ Ottawa

(May 8) Fayette @ Liberty Center Hills Green Bear RElays
Center (May 5) Swanton @ Tinora (May 5) Wauseon @ Elmwood
(May 5) Wauseon @ Montpelier
(May 8) Fremont @ Edgerton (May 6) Antwerp @ Hilltop John Ramsey Invitational
(May 8) Hicksville @ Bryan (May 6) Ayersville @ Fayette (May 6) Archbold/Edgerton/
(May 8) Hilltop @ Edgerton (May 8) Fayette @ Liberty Fayette/Hilltop/Stryker/North
(May 8) Pettisville @ Archbold Central/Pettisville @ Montpe-
(May 8) Wauseon @ Bellevue Center lier Lamberson Invitational
(May 8) Whiteford @ Evergreen (May 8) Ottawa Hills @ (May 9) NWOAL Semi Finals @
(May 9) Archbold @ Defiance
(May 9) Hilltop @ North Central Wauseon Evergreen
(May 8) Whiteford @ Evergreen BOYS TENNIS
(May 9) Holgate @ Delta (May 5) Bryan/Wauseon @
(May 9) Stryker @ Edon (May 8) Woodward @ Bryan NBTL Team Tournament (Defi-
(May 9) Pettisville @ Fayette (May 9) Hilltop @ North Central ance College)
(May 9) Tinora @ Wauseon (May 8) Archbold @ Napoleon
(May 11) Edgerton @ Stryker (May 9) Pettisville @ Fayette (May 8) Central Catholic @
(May 11) Fayette @ Pettisville (May 9) Stryker @ Edon
(May 11) North Central @ (May 11) Delta @ Tinora Wauseon
(May 9) Wauseon @ Archbold
(May 11) Fayette @ Pettisville
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Stryker Panthers Claw Pettisville Blackbirds, 7-2


Varsity Softball duties for Edon. Mason pitched four in- Eastwood 3, Wauseon 0 doubles and a single, Andrea Flory with
nings and gave up 10 runs on six hits while Though limited to five hits, Eastwood a double and a single, Lexi Sauder with
Mon., April 24th, 2017 striking out four. Brandt finished the game used a run in the fifth and two more in a double and Sami Tilley, Behnfeldt and
entering the fifth inning and gave up one the sixth to steal a non-league win away Starr Kessinger with two singles each.
Evergreen 12, Delta 1 run on one hit while striking out one. from the Indians. A. Hitchcock gave up Shindledecker took the loss for Stryker
The Vikings exploded with 22 hits just three Wauseon hits during the game. as she gave up ten runs on eight hits
holding Delta to just four on way to their Tue., April 25th, 2017 Harlee Floss, Reagan Spadafore and Bral- while striking out one. Wonders led the
NWOAL win. The Panthers scored their ynn Blanton connected for Wauseon’s Lady Panthers at the plate with a two-run
run in the bottom of the fifth as the game Rossford 10, Delta 6 hits. Juli Spadafore took the loss for home run, a triple and a double. Haines
ended. Evergreen took a 2-0 win after one, The Lady Bulldogs scored seven runs Wauseon. Entering the game in the sixth contributed with two singles and a double
then added six runs in the third and three in the bottom of the sixth to give them inning, she gave up two runs on two hits for Stryker.
in the fourth to end the contest early. Bobbi the non-league win. The Panthers’ losing with two strikeouts. Blanton started the
Jo Machnicki was the winning pitcher for pitcher was Sadie Burres. game and pitched through the fifth inning Hilltop 10, Waldron 0 (Game 1)
Evergreen while Sadie Burres took the loss giving up one run on three hits with three Hilltop 12, Waldron 6 (Game 2)
for Delta. Mikayla Ball led the Vikings of- Edon 2, North Central 1 strikeouts. The Lady Cadets scored eight runs
fensive attack finishing three for four pro- The Lady Bombers found themselves in the first two innings in game one and
ducing four RBI. trailing through five innings before scor- Thur., April 27th, 2017 never looked back in the 10-0 win. Hill-
ing one unanswered run in the sixth and top outhit Waldron (MI) 14-5 during the
Edgerton 3, Pettisville 0 another in the seventh to capture the Archbold 7, Delta 0 game. Leading the offense was Becca
In the pitcher’s duel at Edgerton the BBC win. Eliza Zulch produced one RBI The Lady Bluestreaks stayed unde- Miller who finished with three RBI on two
Lady Bulldogs managed to cross the plate for the winners. Three others hitting sin- feated in NWOAL play and in first place hits. Ariana Brown added a pair of RBI as
three time in the bottom of the sixth to gen- gles were Shaylee Mason, Alyssa Maier, with their shutout victory over the Pan- Haley Stephens, Colleen Bell and Audrey
erate enough offense to slip past the 3-8 Hannah Kaylor. Alea Brandt and Mason thers. Alyssa Ziegler was the winning Funkhouser had one RBI apiece. Miller
Lady Blackbirds. Hannah Sleesman was shared pitching duties with Brandt get- pitcher for Archbold as Hayley Callahan and Brown both smacked home runs. Au-
near perfect on the mound for Edgerton ting the win pitching 5.1 innings giving took the loss for Delta. Archbold’s Madi- brey Wyse pitched six innings to get the
giving up just one hit while striking out for up one run on six hit with two strike- son Roth led the offense finishing two-for- win. Wyse gave up no runs on five hits
in the shutout masterpiece. Kyra Behnfeldt outs. Mason finished the job going 1.2 in- four with four RBI. and finished with six strikeouts.
was just as impressive for Pettisville as she nings and allowing no hits and striking In game two Hilltop got out to a fast
gave up three runs on just three hits with out three. North Central’s hits came from Bryan 2, Wauseon 0 start again as they scored six runs in the
four strikeouts. Sydney Puree led the Pet- Makayla Knapp with a pair of hits includ- The Golden Bears broke the scoreless bottom of the first innings. One more in
tisville offense while Ashlee Newman dou- ing a double. Also, connecting with sin- deadlock with two runs in the bottom of the fifth and five runs in the sixth sealed
bled and singled for Edgerton. gles for North Central were Addie Eiser, the sixth to escape with the NWOAL win. the two-game sweep. Miller, as she did in
Sidney McKarns, Kelsie Sutton and Pay- In a pitcher’s duel Trista Savage got the game one, led the offensive attack driving
Antwerp 11, Montpelier 2 ton Taylor. Makayla Hayes pitched the complete game win giving up just three in two runs with her second home run of
No Game Stats Submitted. complete game, taking the loss. Hayes hits while striking out five. Alisa Shelt, de- the night. Wyse and Funkhouser contrib-
with two runs on four hits while striking spite an impressive outing, took the loss uted with one RBI each. Maddie Schaper
Hicksville 7, Hilltop 6 out seven. for Wauseon giving up two runs on five was on the mound for Hilltop and gave up
After coming back in the seventh inning hits while striking out three. April Rick- the six runs on five hits and finished with
with one run to knot the game at 6-6, the Pettisville 7, Stryker 2 enberg and Emily Gorzelanczyk finished three strikeouts.
Lady Cadets lost a heartbreaker as Hicks- The Lady Blackbirds scored three run with one RBI apiece for Bryan. Bralynn
ville scored once in the eighth for the vic- in the fifth and then sealed the win with Blanton, Shelt and Juli Spadafore had North Central 13, Edon 1
tory. Aubrey Wyse threw the complete three seventh-inning runs to win their the hits for Wauseon. The Lady Bombers connected for just
game for Hilltop giving up seven runs on fourth game of the season. It was Kendra three hit as North Central ran away with
11 hits while striking out three. Finishing Behnfeldt on the mound again for Pettis- Pettisville 16, Stryker 10 the BBC win. Payton Taylor finished with
with a pair of hits for Hilltop were Becca ville. Behnfeldt pitched the complete game The Lady Blackbirds connected for two RBI to go with her one hit for the Lady
Miller, Colleen Bell and Ariana Brown. for the win as she gave up two runs on 14 hits and committed 10 errors but still Eagles. Other Lady Eagles connecting
Bell produced two RBI while Miller, Mad- four hits while striking out seven. Sydney outlasted the Lady Panthers in a slug- at the plate with RBIs included: Alyssa
die Schaper and Molly Roesch had one RBI Purtee starred at the plate for the Lady fest in BBC action. Pettisville crossed the Swank, Makayla Knapp, Sidney McKarns,
each. Blackbirds hitting a bases clearing dou- place five times in each of the first two Kelsie Sutton, Macie Wilson and Mady-
ble in the fifth inning to score three runs innings. The Lady Panthers combined for son Bonney who finished with two RBI.
Fairview 11, Edon 0 that gave Pettisville their first lead 4-2. 12 hits in the game. Kyra Behnfeldt got Makayla Hayes got the five-inning win as
The Lady Bombers were held to just two Shindledecker took the loss for Stryker the win for Pettisville as she pitched the she gave up one run on three hits while
hits while committing three errors in their pitching the complete game. She gave up complete game giving up 10 runs on 12 striking out six. Claire Radabaugh, Sha-
shutout loss to Fairview. Claire Radabaugh seven runs on eight hits while striking hits while striking out six. Joining the hit lyn Mason and Sara Hiller had the hits
connected for both of Edon’s hits during out four. Wonders led Stryker at the plate parade were Mackenzie Morgan with two for Edon. Mason took the loss giving up
the contest with a pair of singles. Shalyn with a double, triple and one RBI. 13 runs on 10 hits with four strike outs.
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Wauseon A Double Winner Over Evergreen & Swanton


Jr. High Track Action

Jr. High Track & Field 400M, Addi Thompson in the 200H, Alyssa Custer in
the 800M, Shailynn Bohner in the 200M, Addi Thomp-
Mon., April 24th, 2017 son in the high jump, and Ariel page in the shot with
a new PR!. Earning fourth place finishes were Trinity
BOYS - Montpelier 102, Pettisville 51, Hilltop 38.5, Richmire in the 100 hurdles, Mikayla Hornung in the
North Central 11.5 400M, Jessi Bumb in the 200 hurdles, Emily Fritsch
in the 800M, and April Schaffter in the disc with a new
The Locomotives dominated action as they grabbed the PR. Jeren Viers, Ethan Varney, and Thomas Jay were
following first places: Eitnier (100 meter hurdles, 21.61); triple winners for the boys with Jeren winning the high
Flint (100 meters, 14.0); Varney (Long Jump, 14’9.5”); Viers jump (4’ 8”), being a part of the winning 4X100 relay
(High Jump, 4’8”); Bringle (Pole Vault, 5’) Jay (400 meters, team along with Ethan Varney, Holden Cieslak, and
1:01.75); 4x100 meter relay 52.3; 4x200 relay 1:53.3; 4x400 Khegunn Flint with a new PR (52.3 seconds), and being
meter relay 4:48.9. Gaining wins for Pettisville were: Waid- on the 4X200 relay team again with Varney, Flint, and
elich (Shot Put, 29’8” and Discus, 93’5”); Leppelmeier (1600 Thomas Jay (1:53.3). Ethan Varney also won the long
meters, 5:18 and 800 meters, 2:24.8); Morris (200 meter jump with a new PR (14’ 9 ½”) and Thomas Jay won
hurdles, 35.70); B. Eyer (200 meters, 29.4). Hilltop’s top fin- the 400M (1:01.8) and was a part of the winning 4X400
ishes were: Reamsnyder (2nd, 1600 meters, 3rd, 800 meters relay team with Dylan Eitniear, Everett Lashaway, and
and 4th, 100 meter hurdles); Lopez (3rd, Discus); Garcia Jordan Fry (4:48.9). Landon Brigle also won the pole
(4th, Discus); Schmidt, 4th 800 meters, 2:53 and 3rd, Long vault (5’) and Dylan Eitniear won the 110 hurdles (21.7
Jump); Deck (4th, Long Jump); Burdine (3rd, High Jump); seconds). Earning second place finishes were Gavin
Richmond (3rd 200 meters and 4th, High Jump); Burdine Stratton in the 110 hurdles, Andre Aguirre in the 200
(4th, 400 meters). North Central’s points came from the feet hurdles, Holden Cieslak in both the 200M and the long
of Beres as he finished 2nd in the 800 meters, 2nd in the jump (new PR), and Kaden Cummins in the shot and
High Jump and second in the 400 meters. disc (new PR). Earning third place finishes were Chris
GIRLS - Montpelier 98, Pettisville 78.5, North Cen- Moor in the 100M, JT Fackler in the 1600M, and Brody
Kreischer in the 200 hurdles. Earning fourth place fin-
tral 28, Hilltop 18.5 ishes were Stephen Cluckey in the 100M, Chris Moor
The Lady Locos took first and second in three in the 200M, Everett Lashaway in the long jump with
events as they ran to victory in the quad-meet. Repp a new PR, and Elijah Hutchinson in the shot also with
and Mathias took first and second in the Discus, Al- a new PR.
vina and Bumb took first and second in the 100 meters
and McIntosh and Thompson took first and second in Fri., April 28th, 2017
the High Jump to help Montpelier to the win. The Lady
Locos also ran to victory in the 4x200 relay during the BOYS - Teams of interest in the Montpelier Invi-
competition. Pettisville won in the 200 hurdles and the tational included Archbold (1st -89), Delta (3rd – 73),
Pole Vault with Wixom, the Shot Put with Schnitkey, Edgerton (5th – 57), Swanton (6th – 55), Evergreen (7th
the 800 meters and 1600 meters with Hostetler, the – 43), Stryker (8th – 37), Montpelier (9th – 34), Pettis-
400 meters with Plank, the 4x100 relay and the 4x400 ville (11th – 25), North Central (12th – 4), Hilltop (13th
relay. North Central lone win was by Miller in the 100 – 2).
meters. Hilltop’s lone win came from Laney in the 200
meters. Archbold’s A. Roth was a winner in the 800 meters
in 2:15.47. E. Blue of Edgerton ran to a second-place
Tue., April 25th, 2017 finish in the 110 hurdles in 18.49 and third in the 200
meter hurdles in 30.58. M. Leppelmeier of Pettisville
Montpelier won on both the boys and girls sides of a finished second in the 1600 meters in 5:00.82 and
quad meet at North Central with Hilltop and Pettisville third in the 800 meters in 2:26.10.
in attendance as well. Finishing in first place for the
girls were Sonja Alvira in the 100 hurdles (20.8 sec- GIRLS - Teams of interest competing that the Mont-
onds), Ali Repp in the disc (78’ 8”), Rachel McIntosh in pelier Invitational included: Swanton (1st – 102), Pet-
the high jump (4’ 2”), and the 4X200 relay team of Shai- tisville (2nd – 84), Archbold (4th – 62), Delta (6th-51),
lynn Bohner, Chelsea McCord, Trinity Richmire, and Evergreen (7th – 49), Stryker (8th – 44), Montpelier
Tristen Bexten (2:07.8). Earning second place finishes (9th-44), Hilltop (10th – 12), Edgerton (11th-8), North
were Jessi Bumb in the 100 hurdles, Emily Fritsch in Central (12th – 5)
the 1600M, Tristen Bexten in the 400M, Chelsea Mc-
Cord in the 200 hurdles, Lyndsi Engels in the 800M, G. Schnitkey was a triple winner for Pettisville dur-
Ali Repp in the shot, Sonja Alvira in the pole vault, Ami ing the meet. She won the 100 meters in 14.01, the
Mathius in the disc in a new PR, the 4X100 relay team 200 meters in 28.94 and set a meet record of 36’10” in
of Sonja Alvira, Cadey Hillard, Chelsea McCord, and the shot put. E. Wixom won the pole vault for the Lady
Shailynn Bohner in a new PR!, and the 4X400 relay Blackbirds with a leap of 8’6” setting a school and meet
team of Rachel McIntosh, Lyndsi Engels, Tristen Bex- record. Archbold’s K. Sauder was a winner in the 1600
ten, and Mikayla Hornung. Earning third place finishes meters in 5:34.37 and Archbold’s B. Ramirez won the
were Lyndsi Engels in the 1600M, Alyssa Custer in the 800 meters in 2:40.75. The Lady Bluestreaks also won
the 4x400 relay in 4:46.26.


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