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The Village Reporter - August 23rd, 2017

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23RD, 2017 (USPS 168-440) - VOLUME 9 EDITION 34

THIS WEEK IN Former West Unity Wauseon Rotary Unveils Project
Resident Matt Wheeler
TvHIELLAGE reporter Recently Has Book Published By: Nate Calvin tion to historical botani- ects that the Wauseon Ro-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER cal, and wildlife aspects of tary Club has contributed
Seventeen Indicted By PHOTO PROVIDED did add that at a young the woods, and aesthetics to the Wauseon commu-
Williams County Grand Jury age he aspired to be a With a special guest on with benches and signs. nity throughout the years.
BOOK COVER ... Hilltop film director. However, hand the Wauseon Rotary Eventually the Rotary will Other projects, such as
•••• graduate Matthew Wheel- instead of following that gave their members a first turn it over to the city of Dorothy Biddle Park sports
Archbold, Edgerton, er recently had a book dream he ended up writ- look at Indian Hills Trails Wauseon and they will at- Complex, Rotary Pond
Evergreen, Hilltop, published. ing books. Wheeler began as part of their latest meet- tend to the maintenance of and Shelter House, Home-
Montpelier, North Central, writing screenplays at age ing. District 6600 Governor the trails. “We hope this is coming Park and Legion
Stryker Schools Fall Sports By: Kent Hutchison 15. He didn’t start book Deb Cheney was able to something that our com- Pavillion have been sup-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER writing until age 24. get a first look along with munity, surrounding com- ported by Wauseon Rotar-
Teams Previewed Rotarians at the soon to be munities, and visitors will ians and the community
•••• Matthew Wheeler was Portobello the Tor- open to the public 1.2 mile enjoy”, McWatters added. through their annual auc-
born and raised in West rent War is the first of a trail. The trails, located The club plans on hosting tion, which is held on Octo-
Wauseon Board Of Education Unity Ohio. He is a 2004 three book mini-series. adjacent to Homecoming a ribbon cutting for the of- ber 29th, 2017 at Spangler
Approved New Hires graduate of Hilltop High The second book Porto- Park, will feature passive ficial public opening on Arena at the Fulton County
•••• School. Matt, now thirty bello - The Galactic War walking routes through un- Tuesday, September 22nd, Fairgrounds. The club also
two years old, is celebrat- is currently being written. disturbed wooded wilder- 2017 which will coincide serves to financially sup-
Drive Sober Or Get Pulled ing the publishing of his According to Wheeler Por- ness in the area commonly with the Wauseon cross port the eradication of polio
Over Campaign Begins book titled “Portobello - tobello - The Torrent War known as Indian Hill. The country team hosting the worldwide through the Po-
•••• The Torrent War”. The is a science fiction book initial perimeter trails con- first ever Fulton County In- lio Plus program, as well as
Stryker Summer Fest book became available to that will take you through sist of a .43 mile path in vitational at the trails. many other programs.
Schedule Of Events the public in both paper- the depths of space and the north woods (12 acres),
'•••• back and hard cover on beyond. The story begins and a .70 mile trail in the This project is just one Nate can be reached at
August 9. Matt has been on Earth with a character south woods (19 acres). of many significant proj- publisher@thevillagereporter.com
Montpelier Opens Up Town married to his wife Jaclyn named Dean Matthews. The two paths are connect-
Hall For 125TH Anniversary for nine years now. They Dean is the commander ed by a 60 foot wide corri-
reside in Jackson, Michi- of the Deltoton starship. dor that is .10 miles long.
•••• gan with their two pets. The book takes Dean and The locally well-known In-
Swanton Celebrates The his crew through their dian Hill itself is located
When asked where his journey to Portobello. in the south woods, which
109TH Corn Festival interest in writing comes Along the way readers will is also said to be home
•••• from Wheeler indicated discover many amazing of Fulton County’s larg-
that he wasn’t sure. Matt things built throughout est buckeye tree. “We are
SPORTSReporter the galaxy such as Moon pleased with the progress
WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY (NORTHWEST OHIO) SPORTS ACTION View, the Telescopium, that we have made with
and the Gemini base on this project”, stated Tom
Swanton & Delta Compete In Ruhlman Gets Second Mars. Readers will en- McWatters III, a Wauseon
Bulldog Golf Invitational Oak Shade Win counter an alien race Rotarian and chairman
called the Plov and dis- of the project. “Our goal
Austin Luce Medalist At Swank was named to the all- tournament team with Saturday, August 19, 2017- Defending Oakshade cover an alien virus that was to have maneuverable
Swanton Bulldog Invitational his round of 85. Rounding out the scoring for Swanton Raceway UMP Late Model Champion Brian Ruhlman kills any biological entity trails for Wauseon’s first
was Brad Lemons with a 97 and Randy Slink with a found his way to victory lane for the second time in it touches named the Tor- cross country meet in Au-
August 14 - Swanton hosted the Bulldog Invitation- 111. The Delta Panthers came in fourth with a score of the last three weeks which has knocked some more rent. gust, and with the support
al at Valleywood Golf Club and the hosts came away 388 led by Jay Vann with an 83 which placed him sec- points off Devin Shiels point lead with three more of many of our Rotarians,
with a third place finish shooting 374 as a team. Aus- ond overall and put him on the all-tournament team nights of point competition remaining this season. Although Science Fic- we’ve made this happen”,
tin Luce took medalist honors firing an 81 and Carter also. tion has been his main he said.
Ruhlman out of Clarklake Michigan, started on CONTINUED ON PAGE 18
PHOTOS BY BILL O'CONNELL, STAFF the outside of the front row and immediately gained The woods were donated
the lead over Steve Miller and the rest of the field. Af- by Ed and Carol Nofziger for
ter a couple cautions on lap four and five, the final 20 the project with Ed being a
laps ran caution-free with Ruhlman maintaining a Wauseon Rotary member.
several car-length advantage over second place Brad The first step of the proj-
Eitniear for the majority of the race. Eitniear ended ect was cutting down trees
up finishing second followed by Casey Noonan and and clearing a path for
Rusty Schlenk who battled each other much of the the trails which was done
night. Devin Shiels came from 14th starting position by numerous volunteers
to finish fifth and currently holds a decent 129 point from the Rotary which was
advantage over Ruhlman in the point standings. a huge cost saving for the
project. Crews then began
The top two drivers in the Oakshade UMP Sports- the process of initial path
man points, Drew and Rusty Smith, did not finish the creation and wetland/wa-
feature event. Both drivers pulled off the track and ter management. There
retired to the pits before making it to the checkered will be more phases to
flag. About a handful of laps into the UMP Sports- the project that will con-
man feature, Swanton, Ohio’s B.J. Gregory passed tinue for the remainder of
defending track champion Mike Jessen for the lead the year and subsequent
and drove off to an easy win. It was his first of the years which include con-
season for Gregory. Jessen and Mathew Chapman tinued removal of trees,
were battling for second when Chapman tangled with additional path work, wet-
a lapped car forcing him to restart at the rear of the land management, atten-
field. Jessen held on to finish second in the race with
Jeff Geis third. Joel Morton won the B Main just to
make the starting line up of the feature and worked
his way up to a fourth place finish after starting 16th.
Josh Robertson also moved up nicely to finish fifth
after starting 13th. Despite not finishing, Drew and
Rusty Smith remain atop the point standings.

It took four attempts to get the Bomber A Main
started due to multiple first lap incidents. Once
things finally did get going, it was the Jeff Foks Jr.
show. Foks, from Holland, Ohio, led the entire dis-
tance to win his second A Main of the year which
also catapulted him into the Bomber points lead af-
ter former point leader Tim Hancock was caught up
in an incident and ended up finishing ninth. Craig
Dippman fended off Chris Henry for a second place
finish followed by Terry Rushlow and last week’s A
Main winner Rich Riffe.

Brogan Rehklau appeared to be on his way to his
eighth Compact feature win of the season, but a mis-
take on the last restart would cost him the victory.
Rehklau jumped a restart with only a few laps re-
maining which resulted in a two position penalty. Re-
hklau was able to get to the front and led the field to
the checkered flag, but due to the assessed penalty,
he was credited with a third place finish. Jeff Foks Sr.
from Holland, Ohio was awarded the win, his third of
the year, and that keeps him atop the point stand-
ings with a 30-point cushion over Rehklau. Cameron
Tusing settled for a second place finish after starting
on the pole. Ken Watts ended up fourth with Nathan
Goodman fifth.

Clayton, Michigan’s Donovan Paskan earned his
first Bomber feature win of the season after keep-
ing a hard charging Dylan Hough behind him in the
Bomber B Main. Hough started 18th and had a great
run to finish in second. Gabe Mueller also started
deep in the field, in the 16th position, and wound up
third. Mike Villena and Zach Stotz were the rest of
the top five finishers.

Ryder Price from Morenci, Michigan, quickly made
his way to the front of a caution-free Bomber C Main.
Price went on to pick up his very first feature win
over Scott Robertson, Cory McCaughey, Steve Reeves
and Scott Hammer.

This week, Oakshade Raceway will hold its First
Annual Dirt Roads Flea Market at the race track this
Wednesday through Friday from 10am-7pm each
day. For more information on the flea market, call
419-466-6055. Then on Saturday, August 26th,
Oakshade Raceway will host another full racing pro-
gram of UMP Late Models, UMP Sportsman, Bombers
and Compacts. Gates open at 4pm, hot laps are at
6pm and racing begins at 7pm on Saturday.

BY SCOTT HAMMER

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Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 21 President of Wauseon Rotary, and Deb Cheney, Dis-
trict 6600 Governor.
Sam Eaton Choosing To Live

PHOTO BY KENT HUTCHISON, STAFF

MESSAGE ... Sam Eaton shared his story at the 1st Baptist Church in Stryker.

By: Kent Hutchison that lead to a lot of abuse. At age 12 his CROSS COUNTRY COURSE … The 1.2 miles of trails will be part of the new home
THE VILLAGE REPORTER father left the family. Although hurting course for the Wauseon cross country team.
inside, he continued to do well in school
December 25th, the date Christians and in general. At age 14, his trou-
celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. ble began. “My freshman year of high
However Christmas Day, 2011, took on school things really started to fall apart
a totally different meaning for Sam Ea- for me. My grades started to tank. I hid
ton. For this was the day he had set to myself in video games. I disappeared in
either end it all or continue to live. playing them for hours and days. They
made me feel powerful! But truly I was
On August 14th, Mr. Eaton, shared
his story at 1st Baptist Church in Stryk- CONTINUED ON PAGE 18
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Local Obituaries

Marcia Kay Foote (1967 - 2017) Susanne Huard (1940 - 2017) Ellen Coulter (1950 - 2017)

Marcia Kay Foote, 49, of Montpelier passed away Tues- Susanne P. Huard, age Ellen Marie (Hayes) Coulter, age 66 of Sevierville, TN,
day, August 15, 2017 at her home. 76, of Edon, Ohio, died at formerly of Owosso, Michigan and Wauseon, Ohio passed
12:30 P.M. on Thursday, away Sunday August 13, 2017 after a courageous battle
She was born on December 19, 1967 in Bryan to Da- August 17, 2017, in the with cancer.
vid M. and Marjorie R. (Oehring) Briner. Marcia gradu- home of her daughter in
ated from North Central High School in 1986. On July 7, Edgerton, surrounded by Born September 3, 1950 to Richard Hayes and Doro-
2000, she married Anthony J. Foote at George Bible Park family, after an extended thy Hayes Newburry of Toledo, Ohio. Ellen lived her life
in Montpelier and he survives. illness. to the fullest, if not playing Bingo, she spent her precious
time taking care of her beautiful daughter Dalana and
Marcia worked for Pioneer Transformer for nearly 30 Mrs. Huard was a 1958 wonderful husband David. If you didn’t find her at home
years. Growing up she was active with the Williams Coun- graduate of Bryan High you may have found her hanging out at the Nascar tracks
ty 4-H group and during high school she was a member School and had previously with her best friend and sister Patricia Woodcock.
of the band. Marcia formerly attended First Presbyterian worked for Allied Moulded
Church in Montpelier. She lived for her children and loved in Bryan, Ohio. She enjoyed Ellen leaves behind to cherish her memories, her hus-
to attend all of their school and sporting events. Marcia working puzzles, cross- band, David; daughters, Dalana and Robin; sons, William
will be dearly missed. words and word search and (Melissa) and Jeffery; 2 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchil-
playing dominos, scrab- dren; several nieces and nephews; sisters, Patricia (Don-
She is survived by her husband Anthony “A.J.” Foote; ble and euchre. She also ald) Woodcock, Carol Gorki, and Gloria (James) Kutch-
children Mason Anthony Foote and Katelynn Rose Foote enjoyed embroidery and was a great cook and a doting enriter; brothers, Richard (Belinda) Hayes and Robert
both of Montpelier; three brothers, Douglas M. Briner, grandmother to her grandchildren and great- grandchil- (Carolyn) Hayes.
Daniel M. Briner and Robert (Kelley) Briner all of Montpe- dren.
lier; one sister Lynn (William) Patrick of Montpelier; nu- Susanne P. Huard was born on November 2, 1940, Ellen is reunited in Heaven with her parents, Dorothy
merous nieces and nephews; other family members and near Edon, Ohio, the daughter of Carlton and Mildred Newburry and Richard Hayes; and sister, Mary Elizabeth
good friends. She was preceded in death by her parents. (Miller) Hopkins. She married Lloyd Green in August of Wheeler.
1961 in Bryan, and he preceded her in death on June 7,
A time to receive friends will be on Saturday, August 1976. She then married Basil M. “Mike” Huard on Febru- Ellen’s family would like to thank the doctors and hos-
26, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Thompson- ary 5, 1977, in Bryan, and he preceded her in death on pital staff that helped Ellen fight her fight. A very special
Geesey Funeral Home on Empire Street in Montpelier. August 17, 2013. Thank You goes out to our sister-in-law for the love and
A memorial service will take place immediately follow- Survivors include one son, Steve Green, of Long Beach, support and help that you gave in the final moments.
ing calling hours at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Washington; two daughters, Debra (Edward) Prince, of
Reverend David Tilly to officiate. Interment will follow at Edgerton, Ohio, and Laurie Green, of Ypsilanti, Michi- In lieu of flowers, the family requests that all donations
Riverside Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to gan; four stepsons, Darrell (Marcella) Huard, of Bryan, be made to Kodak United Methodist Church, 2923 Bryan
Marcia’s family. Online condolences may be left at www. Danny Huard of Ney, Ohio, Don (Lois) Huard, of Monro- Rd, Kodak, TN 37764 (865) 933-5996.
thethompsonfuneralhome.com. eville, Indiana, and Jim Huard of Fort Wayne, Indiana;
two stepdaughters, Sue (Brad) Bruot, of Bryan, and Tricia Online condolences may be made at www.atchleyfu-
Neil Ensign (1928 - 2017) (Jason Wolf) Huard, of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren; neralhome.com.
seven great-grandchildren; numerous step grandchildren
Neil C. Ensign, 88, of and step great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary (Neal) Sul- ADDITIONAL OBITUARIES ON PAGE 3
Montpelier, passed away livan, of Stryker, Ohio; two brothers, Leon (Klara) Hop-
Wednesday, August 16, kins, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Allen Hopkins, Reporter
2017 at Defiance Area In- of Shoals, Indiana; and her beloved dog, Elmo. She was www.thevillagereporter.com
patient Hospice Center in also preceded in death by her parents, Carlton Hopkins
Defiance. and Mildred Hopkins Goeltzenleuchter; one stepson, Mi- YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE FOR WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY, OHIO
chael Huard; and a stepdaughter, Sandy Miller; and a sis-
He was born on Decem- ter, Cheryl Fisher. NORTHWEST OHIO COVERAGE AREAS
ber 9, 1928 in Bryan to In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Wil-
Ward C. and Myrtle D.K. liams County Humane Society or to a charity of the do-
(Cotton) Ensign. nor’s choice.
Condolences may be sent to and the online register
Neil graduated from signed at www.krillfuneralservice.com.
Montpelier High School in
1946, where he was active Douglas Beck (1945 - 2017)
in sports. During the 1945-
’46 school year he was the Douglas J. Beck, age
NWOAL League Scoring 72, of rural Stryker, Ohio
Champion in basketball died early Saturday morn- REGULATION & POLICY:
ing, August 19, 2017 in
V E T E R A N scoring 120 points. Neil Fairlawn Haven Nursing * “The Village Reporter” holds the right to refuse service and/or deter-
honorably served his coun- Center, Archbold, Ohio mine information posted within our publication.
try in the United States surrounded by his loving * Order a subscription via a few mouse clicks at www.thevillagereport-
Navy. On March 19, 1954, he married Norma J. Patten in family. er.com or by calling our Main Office at (419) 485-4851.
Montpelier and she preceded him in death on September He was born August * All subscription and advertisement sales are final, refunds are not
19, 2014. 18, 1945 in Bryan, Ohio issued.
to the late Stanley W. * Newspapers are mailed concurrently and cannot be held. Please sub-
He worked as a clerk for the Wabash Railroad from and Lucille R. (Johnson) mit change of mailing address to the Main Office Address.
1948-1967. From 1967-1970 he worked at Mohawk Tools Beck. He married Betty * “Letters To The Editor” are welcomed. Publication is left to the discre-
in Montpelier as the human resources manager. Neil was Lou Aeschliman on Sep- tion of the publisher/editor with respect given to opinion, yet protection
the owner and operator of Dog N Suds in Montpelier from tember 18, 1971 at Pine given to the subject. Letters must be limited to a word count of 500.
1963-1970, Neil House in Montpelier from 1970-1983, Grove Mennonite Church, * It is the goal of “The Village Reporter” to present news in a fair and
H&S in Montpelier from 1975-1983 and Loco Diner in VETERAN Stryker, Ohio and she balanced format. “The Village Reporter” makes every effort to stay neu-
Montpelier from 1983-1989. He also worked at Aro Corp survives. tral in political and other debatable issues. It is the desire of the com-
in Bryan as an inspector from 1975-1990. Neil retired Doug worked at John- pany to print facts and allow our readers to process information, draw-
from Superior Township in 2016 where he was a sexton son’s Plumbing and Heating, was a farmer and retired ing their own opinions.
and did road maintenance after 26 years of service. He from Northwest State Community College in 2010 where * Newspaper counter sales are available throughout Williams and Ful-
was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mont- he was Director of Plant Operations. Doug was a grad- ton Counties in Northwest Ohio.
pelier for over 50 years, where he served as a past elder * Newspaper deadline for submitting news releases, sports statistics
and deacon. He was a 65-year member and past Mas- and advertisements stands at the Friday prior to publication by 5:00
ter of the Masonic Temple, Montpelier Lodge #547 then p.m.
Edon Lodge #474. Neil was a 60-year member of the Or- * “The Village Reporter” publishes 49 editions per year with two non
der of the Eastern Star Lillian Chapter #41. He was also print weeks during the summer and one non print week around the
a member of the Montpelier Moose and the Lions Club. holidays.

Neil is survived by three daughters, Patricia (Tom) uate of Stryker High School, a US Army veteran of the
Creek of Montpelier, Debra (Mike) Jayne of Satellite, Vietnam War serving in Korea as a Military Police officer.
Florida, and Jennifer (Gordon) Hodapp of Bryan; grand- He was a member of the Stryker American Legion Post,
children Sybil (Matt) Wendling of Avon, Ohio, Seth Creek a member of First Lutheran Church, Stryker, Ohio, he
of Columbus, Sasha (Russell) King of Pioneer, Angela served on the Board of Directors of the Stryker Farmers
(Steve) Brandon of Melbourne, Florida, Laura (A.J.) Scac- Exchange, and played on the Frank’s Sawmill softball
cia of Melbourne, Florida and Chris Hodapp of Bryan; team. He enjoyed being outdoors, impeccable lawn care, 115 Broad Street, Montpelier, Ohio
great grandchildren, Alexander, William and Penelope NASCAR, and he will be remembered by his children and Open: Mon. - Fri. (9 a.m. - 5 p.m).; Sat. (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
Wendling, MaKinzy, Kaiden and Hazel King, Colette and grandchildren as a man who could fix almost anything.
Dylan Brandon, and Jameson and Liam Scaccia. Doug is survived by his wife, Betty Lou Beck, Phone: (419) 485-4851 / Fax: (877) 778-9425
of Stryker, Ohio; his daughters; Stephanie (Todd) Email: publisher@thevillagereporter.com
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Norma, Schmucker, of Archbold, Ohio and Melanie (Todd) Website: www.thevillagereporter.com
and sisters Helen Gamboe and Veda Braatz. Wyse, of Wauseon, Ohio. Grandchildren; Tate and
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Memorial contributions may be given to CHP Hospice,
Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice, Montpelier Athletic De- Malachi Wyse and Natalie Schmucker. One brother, STRYKER EDGERTON
partment, or the First Presbyterian Church. Condolences Daniel (Dorothy) Beck, Stryker, Ohio. Nieces and Stryker Main Stop, Main Stop, C-Store
can be left atwww.thethompsonfuneralhome.com. nephews.
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Katherine Eash (1957 - 2017) Memorial service of remembrance and celebration of Valero, Shamrock, Chief Supermarket,
Doug’s Life will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 26, Marathon, Walmart
Katherine M. Eash, age 2017 in First Lutheran Church, Stryker, Ohio. Reverend Dollar General Courtview Mart Shell,
60, of Wauseon, Ohio died Tamara Wood will officiate. Graveside service and inter- FAYETTE Circle K, Dollar General
Tueday, August 15, 2017 ment will precede the memorial service in Lockport Cem-
in Toledo Hospital follow- etery, rural Stryker, Ohio. Military funeral honors will Circle K, Main Stop, PIONEER/HOLIDAYCITY
ing a heroic battle, winning be accorded by Stryker American Legion Honor Guard. Dollar General Main Stop, Village Market,
the fight against cancer, Funeral luncheon will follow the memorial services in the ARCHBOLD
as she fought with bravery church. Friends may call for time of visitation with the Valero, Dollar General,
and dignity until the end of family 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday in Fairlawn Haven Super Value, Hutch’s Marathon,
her life. Chapel, Lutz Road, Archbold, Ohio. Memorial contribu- Cornerstone Floral & Gifts
tions may be made to First Lutheran Church, Stryker, Rite Aid, Circle K, EDON / BLAKESLEE
She was born January Ohio or the charity of family preference. Online condo- Dollar General, Pop Shop
28, 1957 in Idaho Falls, lences may be made at www.grisierfh.com. Slattery
Idaho to the late Jerald Funeral arrangements entrusted to Grisier Funeral DELTA Shamrock
C. and and Katherine Ida Home, Stryker, Ohio. Dollar General, Kwik Stop
(Sayer) Thorpe. She mar- LYONS
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30, 2000 in Wauseon, MONTPELIER SWANTON
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the Office Manager of Mrs. Dennis Potato Farm, rural THURSDAY NIGHTS: 5:00 pm to ?? Swanton Pharmacy
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(Shaun) Carroll, Wauseon, Ohio. Caitlin Eash, Twenty ** This trap event is made possible from a grant from the Ohio Division of Wildlife Dollar General, Walmart
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Katherine is preceded in death by her parents, broth- THE VILLAGE REPORTER
er, Roy Dean Thorpe on July, 14, 2006, and her former
husband, James L. Columber, on October 10, 2012. 115 Broad Street, Montpelier, Ohio 43543
Online condolences may be made at www.grisierfh.
com. Periodical Mail Postage Paid At Bryan, OH 43506
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Edgar-Grisier Fu-
neral Home, Wauseon, Ohio.

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


Obits (Continued) Archbold Schools Revamped
Buildings & Curriculum Over Summer

Marvin Behnfeldt (1929 - 2017) By: James Pruitt Due to strong interest, the camp was expanded to
THE VILLAGE REPORTER two sessions daily. Approximately 80 attended the
Marvin J. Behnfeldt, Archbold Schools hosted bus drivers from north- morning session, another 50 were in the afternoon.
born May 31, 1929, son of west Ohio on Aug.10 to hear about active shooter This year’s theme was “Superheroes.” The custodial
the late Johannas C. and training. The drivers heard from Jesus Villahermosa crew repainted much of the cabinetry on the north
Luella (Freytag) Behnfeldt, who is a nationally recognized expert in the area of ac- side, removed the old walk-in cooler to create addi-
baptized on June 16, 1929, tive shooter response training. He spent 33 years in tional storage, installed additional water bottle sta-
returned to our Lord on law enforcement with 30 of those on the SWAT team. tions, replaced a sewage pump, and rebuilt the wall
Sunday, August 13, 2017. His message is designed to educate, empower, and and replaced the padding in the small gym.
motivate professionals by equipping them with a new
A graduate of The Ohio set of skills they can use when a crisis strikes. Additionally, Miller Construction relocated new
State University as well as The scoreboard installation process is underway, drainage tile and repaired the concrete near the gym
the Air Force Institute of Superintendent Aaron Rex said. The good news is entryway. Teacher laptops were replaced. One hun-
Technology, he was a mem- the damaged scoreboard was covered under the in- dred Chromebooks were added along with the neces-
ber of the Faith Lutheran surance policy and the new board will be ready for sary carts. One new and two used classroom interac-
Church in Penfield, New the first game in September. Allan Gladieux hosted a tive boards were installed, along with a projector in
York since 1964. Prior to coaches meeting last month that dealt with the social the conference room.
this he was a member of media policy. “I think we received valuable feedback
St. John Lutheran Church, in the meeting and our coaches support this effort for A “tele-presence” learning station is being installed
Sherwood, Ohio. Marvin our young people,” Rex said. “We plan to educate our to facilitate student participation in a high school
enjoyed speaking in Low German with his Ohio relatives, students not just through athletics, but also during class. Through ROCKs, three iPad Pros with Apple
and in his younger days, polka dancing. the school day. Their activity on social media is some- Pencils will go to AMS Art. Additionally, iPads from the
Surviving are his wife, Ruth (Ricker) Behnfeldt of Web- thing that will affect them not only in high school, but high school and middle school are being repurposed
ster, New York; three children, Daniel Behnfeldt, Carla also throughout their lives.” to areas of greatest benefit.
Behnfeldt and Stephen (Gina) Behnfeldt; two grandchil- The district’s new teachers were on campus Aug. 4
dren, Nathaniel and Juliet Behnfeldt; one sister, Arlene for orientation, Rex said. “I know they are excited to Practices for fall sports are underway, with football,
Goshia of Bryan, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his start the new school year and we are looking forward cross country and cheer beginning the week of Aug.
son, Thomas. to seeing their impact on our young people,” Rex said. 7 and volleyball tryouts Aug. 14. There are currently
Those planning an expression of sympathy are to The state is starting to release information pertaining 19 out for seventh-grade football; 23 for eighth grade;
consider memorial contributions to St. John Lutheran to the new grade card based on the state achievement 12 cheerleaders (tryouts were in the spring); 14 boys
Church, 09088 Openlander Road, Sherwood, Ohio 43556. tests and the end-of-course exams. The district will andnine girls in cross country.
Condolences may be sent to the family or the online be sharing this with the staff once more information
guest book may be signed at www.oberlinturnbull.com. is available. The school has 94 fifth graders; 100 sixth graders;
In other action, the board accepted a donation of 92 seventh graders and 106 eighth graders enrolled.
Vickie Stone (1951 - 2017) $850 to Archbold softball program from Mark and Upcoming Events: Aug. 23- opening day; Aug. 26,
Chrissy Stuckey. The board approved the appoint- cross country meet (@ Defiance); Aug. 28 – first vol-
Vickie L. Stone, age 65, of Ridgeville Corners, with ment of John Downey as board representative for the leyball game (@AW) Aug. 29- Picture Day; Sept. 6- be-
her loving husband by her side; passed away peacefully 2017 OSBA annual business meeting and appointed gin fifth grade diagnostic testing; Sept. 7, - first foot-
at her home Friday night, August 18, 2017. Roel Galvan to serve as alternate. The board approved ball games (7th @ Fair View; 8th H- P.Clinton) Sept.
bus routes for 2017-2018. 13- AMS faculty meeting.
Vickie was born in Morenci, MI on September 1, 1951 The board approved an agreement with Wood
to the late Richard Keller and Bertha (Colgrove) Keller. County ESC for the Juvenile Detention Center Educa- Archbold High School Principal Royal Short report-
On September 17, 2004 in Wauseon, she was united in tion Option Program. The board approved a list of cer- ed on new student orientation.
marriage to her husband, Terry Stone. tified bus/van drivers for the school year, having met
all certificate requirements pursuant to board policy. “This year we tried something a little different with
Before retiring, Vickie worked for 31 years at Sheller- The board approved a one-year contract for the follow- freshmen and new student orientation,” Short said.
Globe in Wauseon. She was an active member of Cross- ing student workers for the school year: Clay Nafziger, “In May we brought over our perspective freshmen
roads Evangelical Church in Wauseon; where she and Trevor Short, Leslie Simon, LJ Tijerina, and Aiden for a half-day. They received a tour from our cur-
her husband enjoyed serving as greeters. Vickie was Warncke. The board approved one-year supplemental rent freshmen and sessions from our counselors, and
also a gifted cook and baker and also enjoyed crafting contracts for the 2017-2018 spring coaches. technology staff.” The high school planned another
as a hobby. The board approved a one- year contract for Jen- new student orientation Aug. 18. “We believe this new
nifer Rodriguez as a classified sub for the school year. model will help with the transition for our incoming
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death The board approved a resolution for hiring a non- freshmen as well as our new students,” Short said.
by her sister, Shirley DeLine. Vickie is survived by her licensed individual for High School fall concessions. “We are excited about our new cafeteria chairs, the
husband, Terry Stone; brother, Jack (Jan) Keller of Fort The board approved a one-year contract for Toni Bab- upgrade to the media center, and the upgrades to the
Wayne, IN; step-son, Korey Stone of Toledo; step-grand- cock as fall high school concessions manager for the computer labs. The building looks great!” Short said.
children, Brian, Matthew and Cameron Stone and sev- school year. The board approved a one-year contract
eral loving nieces and nephews. for Brenda Beck as study table tutor for 1 hour per Meet the Teacher Night is 6 p.m. Thursday Aug.24.
week for the school year. Parents will have the opportunity to follow their stu-
A memorial service at Crossroads Evangelical Church The board accepted the resignation of Diana Frid- dents schedule and meet each teacher. The high
celebrating Vickie’s life will be announced. Arrange- ley as elementary school custodian effective Aug. 9, school is adding two new courses this school year.
ments are pending with Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 2017. The board approved a special meeting at 3:30 Transition to High School will offer a small group set-
St. Hwy.109 in Delta. In lieu of flowers, contributions p.m., Sept. 18th in the High School Media Center to ting, structured study time, instruction in time man-
may be made to the Crossroads Church or a charity of discuss facilities. agement and study skills. The school is also adding
the donor’s choice in her memory. Online condolences Dorothy Lambert gave the Elementary School Re- Honors Biology to the list of sciences offered at AHS.
may be sent to the family through our website at www. port. There were not a lot of staff changes at the school
barnesfuneralchapel.com. for the upcoming year. Megan Martz is joining the “We are excited to offer a deeper track for some
staff as a new intervention specialist and Rodriguez of our sophomores who are looking for a challeng-
sammonscarpetcleaning.com was re-assigned to the elementary school as a para- ing course,” Short said. Upcoming Events Aug. 23
professional. First Day of School and Picture Day; Aug. 24, Meet
first year Over the summer, the custodial staff worked hard the Teacher Night; Sept. 21, First Study Table; Sept.
to get the building ready for the first day of school, 22, Biometric Testing; Sept. 29, Picture Retakes; Oct.
anniversary Lambert said. “Some much-needed cleaning took 5, Homecoming Bonfire Oct. 6 Homecoming; Oct. 7
celebration! place over the summer,” Lambert said. The sound Homecoming Dance and Oct. 14 BEAT Band Show-
Please join my staff and family in our one-year anniversary; system in the gymnasium was updated. Three pod case.
bring a friend and enjoy the festivities! common areas were also arranged to serve a specific
purpose. The Blue pod is the meeting pod, the Yellow Archbold Area Schools Curriculum Update feom
Friday, August 25th • 12pm – 3pm pod is the sensory area, and the Red pod now houses Curriculum Director Michele Bagrowski: As part of the
an additional computer lab for the elementary school. budget bill, the fourth- and sixth-grade social stud-
The elementary school will be implementing a new ies assessment is no longer a part of the Ohio state-
pick-up procedure and monitoring the drop-off pro- testing program. The staff in those grades will still
cedure for students this year to prevent traffic from continue to monitor the curriculum by using unit and
backing up on Lafayette Street and for the safety of topic assessments. Local assessments in the fourth-
the students. In order to keep the students who are and sixth-grade will now be a requirement, though not
dropped off safe, the school has a designated a drop- monitored by ODE.
off zone. The drop-off zone will be between the two
crosswalks in front of the school building. Students While the Resident Educator program was initially
who are being dropped off will need to exit the car slated to be cut based on the budget bill, it was saved
once it is in this zone in order to keep traffic flowing by a governor veto. The Ohio Department of Educa-
in the morning. tion asked for feedback on the program and the resi-
Traffic cannot be backed up on Lafayette Street. If dent educator summative assessment (RESA) portion
needed, parents should enter and park in the lot or go in the third year has now been cut by 75 percent. The
to the third row in the parking lot to drop off students. RESA previously required four tasks and now candi-
If dropping off in the third row, students should follow dates will complete only one task in which they will
the footprints to the cross walk. Walkers and students submit one videotaped lesson and answer 10 to 12
getting picked up will exit the main front doors. Par- related questions.
ents picking up students will need to park in the park-
ing lot and come to the front of the school to pick up Program participants will work on some compo-
their students and get them safely across the cross- nents previously in the RESA through local mentoring
walk. Curb-side pickup will no longer be allowed. activities, including student assessment, communica-
Upcoming Events: Aug. 23, First Student Day tions, collaboration and professional growth. Effective
of School; 12:30 p.m. Aug. 28 Super U! Assembly; with the 2018-2019 school year, resident educators
3:20 p.m., Aug. 30, IBS Meeting; Sept. 1, Elementary will have the option of taking RESA in year 2, or they
School pictures; Sept. 4, Labor Day; Sept. 5 No School may wait until year 3.
and 3:20 p.m., Sept. 6, IBS Meeting.
The Middle School report from Mr. Shields showed Taking the assessment in year 2, allows teachers
the school hosted two summer camps. The ROCKS to complete the state-level program requirements in
Summer Arts and Science Camp was over the first two years and leaves only teaching and local activities
two weeks in June with 45 students participating. The for program years 3 and 4. The Archbold R.O.C.K.S.
Black Swamp Arts Council held its annual Creative program will continue this school year for all fifth-
Arts Camp July 10-14. through eighth-grade students. The first day of the
program is planned for Sept. 26. Parents may sign
COMBINED 20 YEARS LOCAL PAINTING EXPERIENCE students up at the open house.

(Residential, Business, Church, Agricultural & More) The program will have a table set up in the gym
• 3D & Flat Murals • Interior Painting & Theming during the open house where parents and students
• Exterior Painting may get more information or speak to a program rep-
resentative. The ROCKS program will work this year to
Call Dustin at improve students’ soft skills along with their academ-
LaBo’s Creative Design ic abilities. “This is our final year of the 3-year grant
cycle. We will continue to seek additional funding for
today for your free quote programming beyond the 2017-2018 school year.”
and to view examples
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POLICE, EMT, FIRE, TRAFFIC & COURT NEWS

WEST UNITY POLICE complaint (August 13) 00 E Oak St., Investigate 26, 2017 to September 24, 2017.
(August 7) Keep the peace (August 10) Crestwood School, Accidental complaint Mazurkiewicz, Madison R. (Montpelier,
(August 7) Telephone harassment alarm (August 13) 1495 N Shoop Ave., Alarm
(August 7) Trespassing (August 10) S. Main St., Welfare check drop Ohio). Expired plates. Fine: $46; Costs:
(August 7) Left of center / warning (August 10) S. Main St., Peace keep (August 13) 240 Depot St., Vandalism $79.
(August 8) Criminal mischief (2) (August 11) Harrison St., Accidental (August 13) 445 E Airport Hwy., Alarm
(August 8) Fraud alarm drop Meadows, Kevin L. (Bryan, Ohio). Driv-
(August 8) Theft (August 11) Woodlan Ave., Runaway - re- (August 13) 1066 N Ottokee St., Larceny ing under suspension. Fine: $300; costs:
(August 8) Traffic crash turned (August 13) 550 W. Linfoot St., Larceny $134; Jail: 90 days with 83 days sus-
(August 8) Equipment violation / warning (August 11) E. Airport Hwy., non-injury (August 13) 415 Cole St., Unit 39, Suspi- pended. Driver’s license suspended from
(August 8) Speed / warning (3) accident cious activity July 6, 2017 to October 4, 2017. No fu-
(August 9) Well-being check (August 12) Dodge St., Noise complaint (August 13) 810 N Shoop Ave., Assult ture violations within next 2 years. Ex-
(August 9) Passing bad check (August 12) Brookside & Woodland, Traf- (August 13) 423 Cedar St., Suspicious pired plates. Fine: $35; Costs; $40. Plates
(August 9) Agency assist fic assist Person of another. Fine: $50; Costs: $40.
(August 9) Suspicious person (August 12) E. Airport Hwy. ,Unlock (August 13) 419 Leggett St., Welfare check
(August 10) 911 hang up vehicle (August 14) 485 E Airport Hwy., 911 Hang Meraz, Olivia M. (Bryan, Ohio). 41/25
(August 10) Agency assist (August 14) Co. Rd. 1-1 by Airport Hwy., up, contact in person speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79.
(August 10) Speed / citation Tree in roadway (August 14) 445 E Elm St., Disabled
(August 11) Agency assist (August 14) Airport & Hallett, Suspicious vehicle Robinett, Jason D. (Montpelier, Ohio).
(August 11) Speed / citation vehicle (August 14) 380 Virginia Dr., Alarm drop Failure to control. Fine: $71; Costs: $79.
(August 12) 911 Hang up (August 14) Dodge St., Criminal Damage (August 14) 485 E. Airport Hwy., Larceny
(August 12) Found property (August 14) Turnpike, Assist OSP (August 14) 200-B W Leggett St., Item in Roelfs, Caleigh S. (Edgerton, Ohio).
(August 12) Unsecure premises (August 14) Church St., Assist fire roadway Driving under suspension. Fine: $150;
(August 12) Citizen assist department (August 14) 725 S. Shoop Ave., Drunk Costs: $84. Stop sign. Fine: $35; Costs:
(August 12) Agency assist (August 14) W. Airport Hwy., Assist (August 14) 147 W. Leggett St., 911 hang $40.
(August 12) Marked lanes / warning rescue up, contact in person
(August 13) Domestic violence (August 14) Maddie St., unwanted person (August 15) 641 W. Elm St., Juveniles Ruffer, Joshua M. (Defiance, Ohio).
(August 13) Speed / warning (3) (August 14) W. Airport Hwy., Assist res- (August 15) 854 S Shoop Ave., Alarm drop Driving under suspension. Fine: $500;
cue - ill (August 15) Lawrence Ave. @ Leggett, Costs: $159; Jail: 180 days with 90 days
SWANTON POLICE (August 14) W. Airport Hwy., Theft Suspicious person suspended. No future violations within
(August 1) Delta - Pease Keep - Assist (August 14) E. Airport Hwy., 911 hang up (August 15) 1095 N Shoop Ave., Accident next 3 years.
officer (property damage)
(August 1) Co. Rd. 6 & N - Asssit deputy WAUSEON POLICE (August 15) 210 S. Fulton St., Juveniles Salinas, Nicholas A. (Defiance, Ohio).
- search (August 9) 211 S. Fulton St., Alarm drop (August 15) 1497 N Shoop Ave., Larceny 70/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79.
(August 1) Turtle Creek Circle - (August 9) 116 W. Superior St., Animal call (August 15) N Shoop Ave. @ Airport Hwy.,
Accidental Alarm (August 9) 259 W. Elm St., Investigate Accident (property damage) Terrell, Conner J. (Bryan, Ohio). 70/55
(August 1) N. Main - Assist Rescue - Ill Complaint (August 15) W Elm St. @ Clinton St., Ani- speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79.
(August 1) High School Lot - Reckless (August 9) 259 W. Elm St., 911 Hang up, mal call
Operation contact in person (August 15) 308 E. Superior St., Suspi- Thompson, Vanessa F. (Bryan, Ohio).
(August 1) E Airport Highway - Unlock (August 9) 485 E Airport Hwy., Larceny cious activity Seat belt. Fine: $30; Costs: $40.
vehicle (August 9) 325 Frances Dr., Unruly (August 15) 414 Cedar St., Animal call
(August 1) N. Main St., Domestic Violence Juvenile (August 15) 620 E. Airport Hwy., Underwood, Tessa C. (Hicksville, Ohio).
(August 1) N. Main St., Assist Rescue - Ill (August 9) Glenwood St., Dogs running at Vandalism 67/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79.
(August 1) Valleywood Dr., Assist large (August 15) E Linfoot St. @ N Fulton, Ac-
rescue - Ill (August 9) 1442 N. Shoop Ave., Suspi- cident (property damage) Vandermade, Tina (Sherwood, Ohio).
(August 2) W. Airport Hwy., Citizen assist cious vehicle (August 15) 231 W. Linfoot St., Accident 44/35 speed. Fine: $40; Costs: $85.
(August 2) Chestnut St., Assist (August 10) 445 E. Airport Hwy., Alarm (property damage)
Rescue - ill, drop Walsh, Phillip (Bryan, Ohio). 44/35
(August 2) N. Main St., Found property (August 10) 810 N. Shoop Ave., Threats/ WILLIAMS COUNTY speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79.
(August 3) W. Garfield - Assist fire Harassment
department (August 10) 515 Third St., Suspicious TRAFFIC Woodward, Amanda L. (Bryan, Ohio).
(August 3) Brookside Dr., Assist person Anderson, Stone M. (Napoleon, Ohio). Driving under suspension. Fine: $300;
rescue - ill (August 10) 128 Depot St., Alarm drop Lanes of travel. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Costs: $89; Jail: 180 days with 177 days
(August 4) Veronica St., Threats (August 10) 135 W. Superior St., Welfare Brightbill, Chris A. (Pioneer, Ohio). suspended. Operator’s license suspended
(August 4) Turtle Creek Circel, Assist check 71/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. from July 17, 2017 to October 15, 2017.
rescue - ill (August 10) 300-B Third St., Juveniles Campbell, Clayton T. (Bryan, Ohio). No future violations within next 2 years.
(August 4) Chestnut St., Non injury crash (August 10) 715 N. Fulton St., Loud noise OVI – Under 21. Fine: $250; Costs: $84;
(August 5) Paigelynn, Assist rescue- ill (August 10) 317 S. Fulton St., Disabled Jail: 30 days with 27 days suspended. Zimmer, Trevor S. (West Unity, Ohio).
(August 5) Church St., non injury crash vehicle Operator’s license suspended from Au- Failure to display. Fine: $300; Costs:
(August 5) Church St., Non-injury - ill (August 11) 840 Parkview, Animal call gust 20, 2017 to November 18, 2017. 1st $114.
(August 5) Kierra Lane - Assist rescue (August 11) 525 Wood St., Investigate Timers Retreat Program within 90 days.
injury complaint BMV to vacate ALS and fees. No future WILLIAMS COUNTY CRIMINAL
(August 5) Hallett Ave., Reckless (August 11) 1285 N Shoop Ave., Unit 95, violations within next 2 years. Culbertson, Jennifer M. (West Unity,
operation Welfare check Conner, Nathan L. (Edgerton, Ohio). Ohio). Credit misuse. Fine: $250; Costs:
(August 5) N. Main St., 911 Hang up (August 11) 810 N Shoop Ave., Threats/ Driver’s license required. Fine: $300; $359.90; Jail: 180 days with 180 days
(August 6) Dodge St., Neighbor dispute Harassment Costs: $79. Operator’s license suspended suspended. No future violations within
(August 6) N Main St., Welfare check (August 11) 720 N. Shoop Ave., Accident from April 1, 2017 to May 1, 2017. next 5 years.
(August 6) E. Airport, Unlock vehicle (property damage) Delauter, Mark E. (Metamora, Ohio). Culbertson, Jennifer M. (West Unity,
(August 6) Veronica St., Peace keep (August 11) 840 Parkview, Accident (prop- 67/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Ohio). Resisting arrest. Fine: $300; Costs:
(August 6) Maddie St., Juvenile problems erty damage) Gause, Jaymi (Mark Center, Ohio). Ex- $84; Jail: 90 days. Drug paraphernalia.
(August 7) N Main St., Harassment (August 11) 1297 N. Shoop Ave., Alarm pired plates. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Fine: $200; Costs: $40. Agency to destroy
(August 7) Main & Brookside, Warrant drop Goebel, Marie M. (Montpelier, Ohio). contraband.
Arrest (August 11) 425 Cole St., Unit 501, Civil 72/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Pettit, Stephen M. (Bryan, Ohio). Crim-
(August 8) Cypress Dr., Loose dog - matter Grime, Ryan W. (Bryan, Ohio). OVI. inal trespass. Fine: $250; Costs: $90;
returned (August 11) 725 S. Shoop Ave., Juveniles Fine: $650; Costs: $84; Jail: 20 days with Jail: 30 days with 30 days suspended.
(August 8) Dodge & Munson, Non injury, (August 12) 1445 N. Shoop Ave., Investi- 17 days suspended. Operator’s license No future violations within next year. No
crash gate complaint suspended from July 22, 2017 to July22, contact with victim, Rails to Trails.
(August 8) Chestnut & Overpass - Traffic (August 12) 100-B Wood St., Suspicious 2018. BMV to vacate ALS and fees. 1st Rudolph, Terrance W. (Montpelier,
assist person Timers Retreat Program within 90 days. Ohio). Storage of trash. Fine: $150; Costs:
(August 8) N. Main St., Suspicious vehicle (August 12) 800-B Shoop Ave., Suspi- No future violations within next 2 years. $85.
(August 8) E. Airport Hwy., Keys locked cious vehicle Haas, Benjamin L. (Montpelier, Ohio). Ruffer, Joshua M. (Defiance, Ohio).
in car (August 12) 129 Commercial St., Stop sign. Fine: $71; Costs: $79. Drug paraphernalia. Fine: $250; Costs:
(August 8) Valleywood Dr., Reckless Vandalism Hitchcock, Nicholas A. (Edgerton, $151.01; Jail: 30 days with 30 days sus-
vehicle (August 12) 248 N. Fulton St., Unwanted Ohio). Driving under suspension. Fine: pended. Operator’s license suspended
(August 8) Clark & Bassett St., Loose dog (August 12) N Shoop Ave. @Linfoot, Ac- $750; Costs: $103.01; Jail: 180 days with from August 16, 2017 to February 12,
(August 8) E. Airport Hwy., Phone cident (property damage) 180 days suspended. Operator’s license 2018.
harassment (August 12) 840 W. Elm St., Unit 1206, suspended from may 6, 2017 to June 5, Wines, Cody M. (Bryan, Ohio). Misuse
(August 8) Veronica St., Unruly Juvenile Assault 2017. No future violations within next 3 of 911. Fine: $250 with $100 suspend-
(August 9) E. Airport Hwy., Found credit (August 12) 541 N. Fulton St., 911 Hang years. ed; Costs: $122.02; Jail: 30 days with
card returned up - contact in person Keys, James A. (Edgerton, Ohio). Traf- 28 days suspended. No future violations
(August 9) S. Main St., Found wallet (August 12) 1190 N. Shoop Ave., Disabled fic control device. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. within next 2 years.
returned vehicle Krauss, Amy (Bryan, Ohio). 44/35
(August 10) Crabtree Crt., Assist - (August 12) 455 E. Airport Hwy., Mental speed. Fine: $40; Costs: $85. WILLIAMS COUNTY COMMON PLEAS
rescue - ill (August 13) 1350 N Haven Ln., Animal Kreisher, Brandon J. (Bryan, Ohio). Wright, Anthony I. (Napoleon, Ohio).
(August 10) W. St. Clair St., Assist - fire call Seat belt. Fine: $30; Costs: $40.
smoke (August 13) 248 N. Fulton St., Investigate Lewis, Corey M. (Bryan, Ohio). Failure Count I – Aggravated possession of drugs,
(August 10) Maddie St., Garbage complaint to reinstate. Fine: $300; Costs: $93.01. a fifth degree felony. Count II – Assault, a
Operator’s license suspended from July fifth degree felony. Sentencing: On Count
I, sentenced to a six month term of incar-
ceration though ODRC with a discretion-
ary period of up three years post-release
control. On Count II, sentenced to a six
month term of incarceration through
ODRC with a discretionary period of up
to three years post release control. The
sentences of incarceration to run concur-
rently. Credit for time served. Ordered to
pay all costs of prosecution, any court-
appointed counsel costs, and any super-
vision fees permitted.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 Seventeen Indicted By

POLICE, EMS, FIRE & COURT NEWS Williams County Grand Jury
A Williams County Grand Jury con- one count of failure to appear, a fourth
WILLIAMS COUNTY For: Skates Apartments (Wauseon, vened on Tuesday, August 15, and re- degree felony;, one count of grand theft
Ohio). Against: Boyd, Jacob (Delta, Ohio) turned indictments on a total of 27 of a motor vehicle, a fourth degree felo-
CIVIL and Boyd, Cassandra (Delta, Ohio). charges against 17 individuals. Those ny; one count of failure to comply with
For: Second Round L.P. (Columbus, the order or signal of a police officer, a
Ohio). Against: Husted, Kim (West Unity, $1450. indicted by the grand jury were: third degree felony; one count of driving
under suspension a first degree misde-
Ohio). $780.73. For: Skates Apartments (Wauseon, Daniell L. Abrajan-Chagala, 28, of meanor; and one count of aggravated
possession of drugs a fifth degree felony.
Ohio). Against: Duke, Corbley Eli, III (Na- Angola, Indiana, was indicted for illegal The indictment alleges that, on or about
poleon, Ohio) and Bates, Abbie Rayanne assembly or possession of chemical for July 12, 2017, Poppe “did recklessly fail
FULTON COUNTY TRAFFIC to appear as required by the court, after
Bailey, Michelle L. (Wauseon, Ohio). (Napoleon, Ohio). $2496.02. the manufacture of drugs, a third degree having been release on his own recogni-
felony. The indictment alleges that, on zance pursuant to Ohio Revised Code”.
55/40 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80. or about January 18, 2017, Abrajan- It is also alleged that, on or about July
28, 2017 that Poppe “did with purpose
Baun, Beth A. (Delta, Ohio). 69/55 FULTON COUNTY Chagala “was in a possession of one or to deprive the owner of property, know-
ingly obtained or exerted control over
speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80. PROSECUTOR’S NEWSLETTER property, to wit: a blue 2005 Ford Expe-
Brock, Quincy M. (Wauseon, Ohio). A Montgomery, MI man was sentenced chemicals used in the manufacturing of dition, without the consent of the owner
on August 14, 2017, in the Fulton County methamphetamine, a Schedule II con- or person authorized to give consent. It
70/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80. trolled substance”. is additionally alleged that Poppe “did
Buchhop, Dawn E. (Archbold, Ohio). Common Pleas Court. Ricky A. Babcock, 54, or Napoleon, operate a motor vehicle so as willfully
Vincent Dombrowski, 26, was found to elude or flee a police officer after re-
Failure to yield. Fine: $102; Costs: $88. Ohio was indicted on two counts of ag- ceiving a visible or audible signal from
Cook, Erika N. (Napoleon, Ohio). 68/55 guilty of Attempted Robbery. According gravated possession of drugs, each a a police officer to bring the motor ve-
to Fulton County Prosecutor, Scott Hasel- fifth degree felony. The indictment al- hicle to a stop, and at the time of the
speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $88. man, on or about November 21, 2016 Mr. leges that, on or about December 29, offense, the operation of the motor ve-
Cousino, Yvonne M. (Swanton, Ohio). Dombrowski attempted a theft offense by 2016, Babcock “did knowingly obtain, hicle by Poppe caused a substantial risk
using or threatening to use force against possess, or use methamphetamine, a of serious physical harm to persons or
Failure to yield. Fine: $102; Costs: $80. another perosn. Schedule II controlled substance in an property” on or about July 29, 2017.
Frey, Terry B. (Pettisville, Ohio). Stop amount less than three grams, to-wit: Additionally alleged is that Poppe oper-
Judge Jeffrey Robinson sentenced Mr. 0.12 grams” as well as “did knowingly ated a motor vehicle, also on or about
sign. Fine: $102; Costs: $88. Dombrowski to serve 16 months in prison. obtain, possess, or use Hyrocodone, a July 29, 2017, after his driver’s license
Garcia, Jose J. (Stryker, Ohio). 68/55 had been suspended under twelve point
The court ordered that Mr. Dombrows- suspension and well as that Poppe “did
speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $88. knowingly obtain, possess, or use meth-
Hancock, Jacob C. (Stryker, Ohio). ki make restitution to Wal Mart in the Schedule II controlled substance in an amphetamine, a Schedule II controlled
substance, in an amount less than three
Failure to yield. Fine: $102; Costs: $88. grams”.

Legenza, Emily R. (Wauseon, Ohio). amount of $59.76. amount less than three grams, to-wit: Brianna D. Shirks, 21, or Angola, In-
diana was indicted on two counts: illegal
74/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $88. *** ten pills”. assembly or possession of chemicals for
the manufacture of drugs, a third degree
Nofziger, Linda S. (West Unity, Ohio). An Archbold, Ohio man was sentenced Kevin T. Balogh, 21, of Halfmoon, felony; and aggravated possession of
drugs, a fifth degree felony. The indict-
Failure to yield. Fine: $102; Costs: $88. on August 14, 2017 in the Fulton County New York was indicted for vandalism, ment alleges that, on or about January
a felony of the fifth degree. The indict- 24, 2017, Shirks “was in a possession of
Steele, Hannah M. (Wauseon, Ohio). Common Pleas Court. one or chemicals used in the manufac-
Rogello Zamora, age 35, previously ment alleges that, on or about July 23, turing of methamphetamine, a Schedule
71/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $88. II controlled substance” as well as that,
Whitson, Mikayla R. (Delta, Ohio). pled guilty to Burglary. According to Ful- 2017, Balogh “did knowingly cause on or about January 25, 2017, Shirks
ton County Prosecutor Scott Haselman, physical harm to property that is owned “did knowingly obtain, possess, or use
75/55 speed. Fine: $100; Costs: $88. on or about July 5-6 2017, Mr. Zamora by The Williams County Sheriff’s Office, methamphetamine, a Schedule II con-
trolled substance, in an amount less
Wise, Jasin J. (Liberty Center, Ohio). trespassed in an occupied structure with Bryan, Ohio, to-wit: rear door and win- than three grams.
Stop sign. Fine: $102; Costs: $80. purpose to commit a criminal offense. dow frame of a 2017 Ford Taurus patrol
vehicle, and said property is necessary Kelli J. Stahl, 24, of Montpelier, Ohio
Zamora, Gloria I. (Wauseon, Ohio). Judge Jeffrey Robinson sentenced Mr. for The Williams County Sheriff’s Office was indicted on two counts: one count
69/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $88. Zamora to four years of community con- to engage in its profession, business, of burglary, a third degree felony and
trol. He ordered Mr. Zamora to pay pros- trade, or occupation”. one count of possession of drugs, a fifth
FULTON COUNTY CRIMINAL ecution cost and counsel fees; be suc- degree felony. The indictment alleges
Huber, Bryce L. (Stryker, Ohio). Drug cessfully discharged from the Drug Court Cameron M.W. Castillo, of Bryan, that, on or about July 18, 2017, Stahl
paraphernalia. Fine: $100; Costs: $70. program; and not consume or possess al- Ohio, was indicted for aggravated pos- “did knowingly trespass in an occupied
Any seized property forfeited to State of cohol or illegal drugs. session of drugs, a fifth degree felony. structure located in Montpelier, Ohio,
Ohio. The indictment alleges that, on or about with purpose to commit in the structure
Stevens, Andrew T. (Swanton, Ohio). Failure to abide by these conditions May 8, 2017, Castillo “did knowingly ob- a criminal offense” as well as that Stahl
Disorderly conduct. Fine: $100; Costs: could result in Mr. Zamora serving 18 tain, possess, or use Adderall, a Sched- “did knowingly obtain, possess, or use
$70. methamphetamine, a Schedule II con-
months in prison. ule II controlled substance in an amount trolled substance, in an amount less
than three grams”.
*** less than the bulk amount, to-wit: one
FULTON COUNTY CIVIL Two indivuduals were sentenced on capsule”. Johnathan P. Stuckey, 30, of Bryan,
For: Fulton County Health Center August 11, 2017, in the Fulton County Ohio was indicted for aggravated pos-
Benjamin C. Colbart 33, of Reading, session of drugs, a fifth degree felony.
(Wauseon, Ohio). Against: Antoszewski, Common Pleas Court according to pros- Michigan, was indicted on two counts: The indictment alleges that, on or about
Matthew S. (Archbold, Ohio). $147. ecutor Scott A Haselman. assembly or possession of chemicals for August 13, 2017, Stuckey “did know-
John Boyd, 60, of 1319 Varland Av- the manufacture of drugs, a third degree ingly obtain, possess, or use metham-
For: Fulton County Health Cen- phetamine, a Schedule II controlled
ter (Wauseon, Ohio). Against: Brennan, enue, Toledo, previously pleaded guilty felony; and aggravated possession of substance, in an amount less than three
Dustin J. (Fayette, Ohio) and Brennan, to Theft. On February 18, 2010, he stole drugs, a fifth degree felony. The indict- grams”.
property being $500 or more, but less ment alleges that on or about January
Andrea R. (Fayette, Ohio). $2098.81. 18, 2017, Colbart “was in a possession Joshua R. Stuckey, 26, or Pioneer,
For: Fulton County Health Center than $5,000. of one or chemicals used in the manufac- Ohio, was indicted for aggravated pos-
turing of methamphetamine, a Schedule session of drugs, a fifth degree felony.
(Wauseon, Ohio). Against: Clark, Dale Judge Jeffrey L. Robinson sentenced II controlled substance” as well as that The indictment alleges that on or about
(Morenci, Michigan). $960.86. Mr. Boyd to 2 years of community con- Colbart “did knowingly obtain, possess, December 29, 2016, Stuckey “did know-
trol and ordered him to pay prosecution or use methamphetamine, a Schedule II ingly obtain, possess, or use metham-
For: Fulton County Health Center cose, pay court appointed councel fees, controlled substance, in an amount less phetamine, a Schedule II controlled
(Wauseon, Ohio). Against: Collar, Brian and serve 40 days in CCNO, with credit than three grams”. substance, in an amount less than three
(Wauseon, Ohio). $1543. for days already served. grams.
Stephen R. Crow 33, of Bryan, Ohio
For: Fulton County Health Center Failure to comply could result in Mr. was indicted for possession of heroin, a Joshua W. Weston, 32, or Bryan,
(Wauseon, Ohio). Against: Hall, Rickey E. Boyd spending 11 months in prison. fifth degree felony. The indictment al- Ohio, was indicted on three counts: one
(Wauseon, Ohio). $5118.96. leges that Crow, on or about September count of aggravate possession of drugs,
Wayne Woodring, 74 of 108 Elmwood a fifth degree felony; aggravated posses-
For: Fulton County Health Center St., Delta, previously pleaded guilty to sion of drugs, a second degree felony,
(Wauseon, Ohio). Against: Laycock, Ra- and aggravated trafficking in drugs, a
chel D. (Wauseon, Ohio). $99.99. Assault. On March 11, 2017, he caused 16, 2016, “did knowingly obtain, pos- second degree felony. The indictment al-
physical harm to police officer, while in sess, or use heroin, a Schedule I con- leges that Weston, on or about May 26,
For: Northern Anesthesia Providers 2017, “did knowingly obtain, possess,
or use methamphetamine, a Schedule II
(Archbold, Ohio). Against: Cocke, Jason the performance of his official duties. trolled substance in an amount less controlled substance, in an amount less
than three grams; did knowingly obtain,
L. (Napoleon, Ohio) and Cocke, Robyn L. Judge Jeffrey L. Robinson sentenced than bulk amount”. possess, or use methamphetamine, a
Schedule II controlled substance, and
(Napoleon, Ohio). $527.10. Mr. Woodring to 2 years of community Rebekah L. Hutchison, 31, of Pioneer, the amount of the drug involved equaled
or exceed five times the bulk amount but
For: Northern Anesthesia Providers control and ordered home to pay prosecu- Ohio was indicted for complicity. The in- less than fifty times the bulk amount, to-
(Archbold, Ohio). Against: Wilson, Debra tion costs and court appointed counsel dictment alleges that, on or about May wit: 37.91 grams;” and that Weston “did
fees, provide a letter of apology to the of- 25, 2017, Hutchison “did knowingly act knowingly prepare for shipment, ship,
A. (Delta, Ohio). $975. transport, deliver, prepare for distribu-
For: Pondview Veterinary Clinic (Arch- ficer, and participate in 10 sessions of ON with the kind of culpability required for tion, or distribute methamphetamine, a
bold, Ohio). Against: Martin, Stacy (Arch- TRAC, and successfully complete all rec- the commission of an offense aid or abet Schedule II controlled substance”, with
Jason B. Middleton in committing the a weight of 37.91 grams. Specifications
bold, Ohio). $135.79. ommendations. offense” of burglary. to the second count allege that at the
For: Sampsel’s Body Shop (Swanton, Alan W. Jones, 22, of Bryan, Ohio time of the offense, Weston was in pos-
Failure to comply could result in Mr. session of $1269.80, which was an in-
Ohio). Against: Isaacson, Rodney (Mau- Woodring spending 6 months in prison. was indicted for vandalism, a fifth de- strumentality used in the commission of
mee, Ohio). $600. facilitation of the offense(s) identified in
gree felony. The indictment alleges that the indictment, and which is subject to
Jones, on or about July 6, 2017, “did seizure and forfeiture per Ohio Revised
knowingly cause physical harm to prop- Code.
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Jason B. Middleton, 36, or Pioneer,
Ohio, was indicted for burglary, a third
Direct Access Testing degree felony. The indictment alleges
that, on or about May 26, 2017, Middle-
now at CHWC ton “did knowingly trespass in an occu-
pied space located at Lazy River Camp-
ground, Pioneer, Ohio, with purpose to
Direct access testing (DAT) eliminates the need for a doctor’s order for commit in the structure any criminal
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Austin T.R. Padgett ,19, or Orland,
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possession of drugs, a fifth degree fel-
ony. The indictment alleges that, on or
Available on a walk-in basis: about January 25, 2017, Padgett, “did
knowingly obtain, possess, or use meth-
Archbold Medical Center 121 Westfield Dr. M–F 8 a.m.–4 p.m. amphetamine, a Schedule II controlled
M–F 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
Bryan Hospital 433 W. High St.

Montpelier Hospital 909 E. Snyder Ave. M–F 8 a.m.–4 p.m. substance, in an amount less than three
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Robert D. Poppe, 34, of Pioneer, Ohio
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Montpelier Opens Up Town Hall For 125TH Anniversary

By: James Pruitt notes the Enterprise newspaper wrote In 2001, the police move to their In 2015, a slate roof was replaced by
THE VILLAGE REPORTER editorials calling for a new hall as early current home on Empire Street. The steel and security improvements were
as April 1884. At the time, the editor council moves there as well for meet- included.
In groups of three or four, visitors said the existing hall was a disgrace ings. The hall is renovated to expand
toured the Montpelier Village Hall to to be used as a hog pen. The editori- the village manager’s office to use the James can be reached at
celebrate the 125th anniversary of the als continued in 1889, but the idea was old council chamber. james@thevillagereporter.com
structure. abandoned in 1890.
PHOTO BY JIM PRUITT, STAFF
The skies outside were blue, and the In January 1891 the town coun-
mood inside was just as festive as visi- cil got a majority to place the current CAKE ... A special cake honors the 125th anniversary of the Montpelier Town Hall,
tors partook of cake and cookies and hall on the old park ground. Ground Aug. 19, 2017, at the village open house.
ventured into the upper floor of the hall. was broken in August 1892. It was a
The simple reason for the tours was the joint project for the village and Supe- Swanton School Is Set To Celebrate
village wanted to show off the hall for rior Township. It was built at a cost of New Expanded & Renovated Schools
its birthday, Director of Finance Kelly $4,190.85 (about $107,000 in today’s
Hephner said. dollars). Swanton Local Schools will be cele- and a new cafeteria/multi-purpose
brating the opening of its newly expand- room. The renovation includes 300 new
The upper floor used to house the The mayor (J.D. Hill) moved in to the ed and renovated schools on Tuesday, lockers and new cabinetry in the band
police department and dispatch, Heph- hall in January 1893. August 29th, at 6:30 pm, at the “new” room. The entire building will now be
ner said on the tour. The village coun- Swanton Middle School (formerly Park air-conditioned as well.
cil used to meet at the hall, but space Health officials closed the building in Elementary). The newly aligned Middle
limitations forced the move to the po- 1921 and after renovations and the ad- School, hosting grades 5-8, where the Renovations at Swanton High School
lice station. Dispatch is now handled dition of restrooms and a basement, the event will take place, is located at 101 were centered pirmarily around se-
through Bryan. building reopened sometime in 1923. Elton Parkway. curity and expanding and improving
pre-school services, and SHS will now
The renovations gave the village In 1945, the village council approved The school district’s entire construc- host the Pre-School program. As noted
manager a larger office and moved the a $25,000 levy for a fire station at the tion project was funded with no new above, the high school also now has a
Clerk of Council to the former dispatch hall. The station opened in 1947. tax dollars. All schools have new, mod- renovated main entry area, where a ves-
area. The engineer’s office now occupies ern, secured entries, promoting student tibule and buzzer system will control
the former police station. Over the years, the upper floor safety, with a vestibule and buzzer sys- access and provide modern security fea-
ceased to be open to the public as the tem, insuring the only access is through tures for the building.
The basement, which still has the fire escape had to be torn down. the main office.
old jail and the third floor, which used The former middle school on Cherry
to host basketball games and vaudeville In 1976, after the new fire station The former Crestwood Elementary Street has been demolished, but the site
shows, were off limits. was built on Monroe Street, the old sta- becomes the “new” Swanton Elementary remains a viable component of the dis-
tion was renovated into the utilities of- School, hosting grades K-4. SIx class- trict, with keeping Fisher Gymnasium
Fiscal Officer said the upper floor fice. In 1977, the police department oc- rooms were added to the Crestwood in place, with renovations to the facility
was really cool and woodworking fans cupied the main building. building, with two more classrooms and for district and community use. Addi-
would appreciate the intricate work, storage to be added, due to the project tions of public restrooms, improvements
but there were bats up there and the vil- In 1985, the band stand was added coming in under bid. Additionally, the to existing locker rooms, new HVAC
lage didn’t want anyone being swooped in memory of J.W. Bill Winzeler. The entire building will now be air-condi- work, and a new exterior finish to the
down upon. The space now houses re- ramp was also added to the building. tioned. east wall, will really make this a special
cords, Hephner said. venue for the district, and the area now
In 1995, the garden was installed to The reconfiguration of the Middle becomes an enhanced athletic campus.
A timeline provided by the village the yard in honor of the village’s sesqui- School has grades 5-8 moving into what And, notably, several valued architec-
centennial. was formerly Park Elementary, creating tural structures from the old Cherry
a true Middle School alignment. New Street building were saved and will be
additions include a large instrumental repurposed as part of the renovation.
music/band room, a large choir room,

United Way Of Fulton County
Celebrates 20th Anniversary

United Way of Fulton County begins
their annual fundraising campaign this
fall with a celebration of 20 years of
serving Fulton County residents. Serv-
ing as Campaign Chair for this momen-
tous year is current United Way Board
President Jennifer McCullough, Delta.
VILLAGE HALL ... The village had several old photographs of the hall over the years McCullough has been involved, in some
at the open house. capacity, with United Way of Fulton
County from the beginning in 1997.
Prior to volunteering her time with the
countywide organization, she was an
active volunteer with the Delta United
Way.
In 1997, a local visionary, by the
name of Dennis Hales, had the vision
of joining all of the individual United
Ways and Community Chests across PHOTO PROVIDED
the county, with the belief that “United”
we could do more. Hales worked with a ANNIVERSARY ... Jennifer McCullough
team of volunteers from across Fulton is the current United Way Board Presi-
County to form the United Way of Ful- dent.
ton County. It is with the vision of lead-
ers like Dennis Hales and the dedication including; McCullough, Sharon Blair,
of volunteers like Jennifer McCullough Archbold; Kari Dominique, Archbold;
that have led United Way of Fulton Rachel Kinsman, Archbold; Keith Oyer,
MUSIC ... A local group of musicians entertained tour goers at the town hall open County to where it is today. Archbold; Kent Roth, Archbold; Tracey
house in Montpelier. Cole, Delta; Sue Davis, Delta; Craig
Through 20 years of generous do- Fortin, Delta; Emily Avery, Swanton;
Fulton County OKs Application For CDBG nations from community members Dennis Seffernick, Swanton; and Kristy
and businesses, United Way of Fulton Snyder, Wauseon. Daily operations and
County has been able to make a posi- fundraising activities are led by; Gina
Money For Livestock Feed Plant Sewer tive impact on the lives of Fulton Coun- Saaf, Executive Director, Tante Lovins,
ty residents through internal programs Resource Development and Community
and funded partner programs. The Engagement Coordinator, and Ronda
By: James Pruitt the application, Director Dennis Miller more than $5.5 million generated over Salkowski, Administrative/Program as-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER said. The project will cost $9,742,440 the last 20 years has put books in the sistant.
in the project including $6.81 million in hands of children, provided budgeting
A livestock feed supplement plant private investment for land and build- and financial empowerment education The United Way of Fulton Coun-
planned for York Township will receive ing, $1,925,000 for machinery and classes, and reimbursed travel expens- ty campaign is running now through
federal funding to install a sanitary equipment, $401,440 for sewer improve- es for cancer patients traveling to and the end of November. The goal for the
sewer in return for 20 new jobs. The ments, $556,000 for road improvements from treatment, just to name a few. Over 20th Anniversary campaign is to raise
Fulton Board of County Commission- and $50,000 for rail. the years, United Way of Fulton County $360,000. Within that campaign goal
ers convened a public hearing Aug. 15 has worked with many different fund- and in keeping with the significance of
about approving $210,000 in Commu- Other funding will come from Jobs ed partner programs to help provide a the number 20, United Way hopes to
nity Development Block Grant funds for Ohio, OWDA and ODOT as well as a comprehensive network of care to Ful- gain 20 new Dennis Hales Leadership
the new Origo plant. The amount avail- redirection of tax funds to pay these ton County residents with a focus on Donors ($500 and up) and gain 20 new
able is based on $10,000 per new job loans. In other action, the commission- Health, Education, Financial Stability Corporate Donors. Contributions sup-
created. ers resolved various funding transfers to and Essential Services. port programs provided through 19 lo-
accommodate the Jobs and Family Ser- cal non-profit agencies in Fulton Coun-
The county’s chances of getting the vices’ accounts and dealings with other United Way of Fulton County relies ty. For more information, contact United
money is pretty good considering the counties. heavily on volunteers. The organization Way of Fulton County at 419-337-9606.
government authorized Maumee Valley is led by a volunteer Board of Directors
Planning Organization to proceed with James can be reached INFORMATION PROVIDED

at James@thevillagereporter.com

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


Christopher Lake Named New Swanton School Students At Wauseon Primary
District Superintendent At BOE Meeting Begin First Day Of School

PHOTO BY BILL O’CONNELL, STAFF the first three years with PHOTOS BY NATE CALVIN, STAFF
a slight reduction in years
NEW SUPERINTENDENT ... New Swanton Superinten- four and five. Working Swanton Corn Fest Committee
dent Chris Lake (left) with Interim Superintendent Jay with the NOES, Mr. Smith Makes Difficult Decision
Lefevre. developed and wrote the
grant. The money will be
By: Bill O’Connell Lake joked that he is not used for students requir-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER going to miss the 66-mile ing help in an after-school
round trip to work every program.
It did not take long for day, now reduced to just
Swanton’s Board of Edu- a few blocks. Mikayla Rochelle, rep-
cation (BOE) to find a new resenting the Class of
superintendent after the The Board also gave a 2018, made a presenta-
departure of Jeff Schlade 20-day consulting con- tion to the Board look-
and they did not have tract to Mr. Lefevre to help ing for approval to plan a
to go very far, either. In facilitate the transition to class trip to Philadelphia.
fact, they never even had Mr. Lake. Both Board Ms. Rochelle gave hard
to leave the district. With President Kris Oberheim copies of her presenta-
the help of the Northwest and Board member Steve tion that included dates,
Ohio Educational Service Brehmer thanked Mr. estimated costs, possible
Center (NOES), the BOE Lefevre for serving on an activities and historical
selected long-time Swan- interim basis and com- sites to visit, to all Board
ton resident and current mended him for the work members.
Tinora High School Prin- he had done under the
cipal Christopher Lake to circumstances. Swan- Building project man-
assume Swanton Super- ton schools are currently ager Kevin Young report-
intendent duties effective undergoing two building ed that both projects are
August 28th. projects as the start of the on schedule and under
school year approaches. budget. There have been
Originally from Hol- relatively few glitches
land, Ohio, Mr. Lake was In other significant overall.
given a two-year contract news, Matt Smith, Mid-
and will take over from dle School Principal, an- Food Service an-
Interim Superintendent nounced that the Swan- nounced they will be mov-
Jay Lefevre. He and his ton Local School District ing from a four-week to a
wife currently have two was awarded a 21st Cen- six-week rotation cycle
children in the Swanton tury Community Learn- and expanding the menu.
Schools system. In ad- ing Center grant from the A larger cycle menu al-
dition to the excitement state of Ohio. It will be a lows for more options
of becoming a school su- five-year grant of nearly and less repetition in the
perintendent for the first $1,000,000, distributed menu. Many hours were
time in his career, Mr. at $200,000 per year for spent carefully putting
the menu together to tar-
get the student’s unique
tastes in food. The menus
will be available for view-
ing on the district’s web-
site on August 23rd.

Certified one-year con-
tracts were given to Tif-
fany Kaspar, 7th Grade
Math Teacher, pending
credentials and Jaclyn
Borer, 1st Grade Teacher,
pending BCI/FBI finger-
prints.

The next BOE meeting
will take place on Sep-
tember 20, 2017 at 7:00
pm in the BOE Offices on
Main Street.

Bill O’Connell
may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Montpelier Children Raise Funds From
Lemonade Stand To Make Donation To

Williams County Humane Society

PHOTO BY BILL O’CONNELL, STAFF

BAND ... The band Sweet Time replaced Rodney Parker and Liberty Beach at the
Swanton Corn Festival.

PHOTOS PROVIDED By: Bill O’Connell opinions on the Blade’s decision. Should
THE VILLAGE REPORTER the Corn Fest Committee cancel the con-
LEMONADE STAND ... Raegan Jacob, Kaylee Gilmour, Olivia Thompson, Anna tract or let Rodney Parker perform? “It
Gilmour, and Avery Thompson recently ran a lemonade stand to help raise money The job of successfully organizing an really was a lose-lose situation,” said
for the Williams County Humane Society. They even offered curbside service to event like the Swanton Corn Festival committee member Pam Kazmierczak
their customers! can be a daunting and arduous task. It knowing that they would upset one side
DONATION ... The donation to the Humane Society totaled $305.68 plus an ad- requires months of strategic planning, or the other. “We didn’t create the prob-
ditional $20 on-line donation. When asked by the Humane Society how the girls hundreds of hours of work, and dozens lem but we had to react to it.”
would like the money spent, the girls chose to donate towards spay and neuter. of dedicated individuals with leadership
skills, decision making abilities and a The members convened for several
strong work ethic. And it all has to lo- hours on Tuesday evening to discuss the
gistically come together on one day and issue and make a decision. They con-
always at the mercy of Mother Nature. tacted village law enforcement officials
for guidance on safety concerns, solicited
For 108 years the citizens and village many village residents for their opinions
officials of Swanton have made it happen and even checked Facebook postings to
and have handled numerous obstacles get a feel of what people in the commu-
that have gotten in their way. This year, nity were thinking.
however, they were blindsided at the last
minute by something neither they nor Basically, the Corn Fest Committee
anyone else for that matter, ever expect- did not so much consider Mr. Parker’s
ed----a political controversy. An emotion- posting as much as they did the actual
ally charged and polarizing political con- controversy that arose from the Blade’s
troversy that was not of their doing. actions and how the people of Swanton
felt. The general consensus favored can-
It began on Tuesday, August 15th, celling the appearance and the Commit-
when an article in the Toledo Blade an- tee did just that.
nounced the removal of musical act Rod-
ney Parker and Liberty Beach from the “We all did the right thing. Our com-
Blade-sponsored Northwest Ohio Rib Off munity spoke, I believe, and said we do
on Friday because of a statement Mr. not want them here and we followed
Parker made on his personal Facebook what our community wanted,” said Ms.
page regarding recent violent events Kazmierczak. “It scared me, personally,
around the country involving differences to think what would have happened if we
in racial matters. had them play. Rodney might be a great
person and his followers might be great
The article read, in part, “Kurt people but they were already angry after
Franck, executive vice president, interim having not played last night. I think the
general manager, and executive editor whole thing could have escalated into
of The Blade, said based on the state- something we are not prepared to handle
ment on Mr. Parker’s personal Facebook in this town.”
page, which may be perceived as white
supremacist hate speech, The Blade will Following the cancellation, the Corn
not permit him to perform at the event. Fest Committee was able to book the
‘The Northwest Ohio Rib Off is a fun, band Sweet Time out of Toledo. Sweet
family event,” he said. “There is no room Time won the Battle of the Bands compe-
for racism, bigotry, or hate.’” tition at this year’s Wauseon Homecom-
ing in July. They took the stage at 8:00
All of a sudden, just five days until pm and played classic rock and roll to a
the big day, the Committee had a serious very receptive crowd. The concert ended
problem because they had scheduled at midnight without a single incident.
Rodney Parker and Liberty Beach to close
out the Festival on Saturday night and Bill O’Connell may be reached at
social media was exploding with clashing publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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Swanton Celebrates The 109TH Corn Festival

By: Bill O’Connell
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
If there is one thing you can about the residents of
Swanton is they know how to throw a party and have
a good time. And everybody is always invited. For the
109th time the Swanton Corn Festival did not disap-
point anyone that showed up on Main Street for the
hour-long parade, or ventured into Memorial Park for
great tasting food, fun rides and a variety of entertain-
ment or walked up the hill in the evening to enjoy the
classic rock and roll sounds of the band Sweet Time.
After an early morning shower passed through the
area, people began to gather on both sides of Main
Street to watch the many floats, marching bands,
twirling acts, sports teams and first-responder vehicles
slowly make their way through town. There was even
a special appearance by the boat that sat on top of
Shuckers for almost 30 years.
Once the parade was over Memorial Park swelled
with hundreds of hungry kids and adults in search of
chicken dinners, barbeque offerings, Mexican food, piz-
za, brats, burgers and fries and many kinds of drinks
to wash it all down.
There were musical acts, a magic show, face paint-
ing and a host of other vendor booths plus a beach vol-
leyball tournament for the athletically inclined.
Like every year, it took a monumental effort from
a lot of volunteers to pull it off and, like every year,
the Corn Festival Committee members, or the “worker
bees” as they refer to themselves, get it done.
As Committee Chair Alan Robasser explained,
there are 15 sub chairmen, each with a certain area
and role to oversee and coordinate. Each sub chair is
also responsible for getting as many helpers as needed
to complete their task. The logistics for this one-day
event can be overwhelming.
But it is all for a good cause. Proceeds from the
festival are invested directly back to the community in
forms determined by the Corn Festival Board or the
“thinker bees” as they are affectionately called. The
new LED sign on Main Street, the Doughboy Statue
restoration and park improvements are just a few of the
many examples from over the years.
There was an unavoidable situation with the Satur-
day night’s entertainment earlier in the week (see re-
lated story) that resulted in the Committee needing to
bring in another band, but they took quick and decisive
action and averted a disaster.
The Swanton Lions and Leos Clubs showed up ear-
ly Sunday morning to clean up the aftermath and the
process for the 2018 Swanton Corn Festival will begin
very soon.

Bill O’Connell may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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Sunday, Sept. 3 7:30pm
Tickets: Festival Area* $27; Reserved Grandstand $25, $23

*Festival Area: Standing room only on the track, no chairs permitted, no reserved areas.

LABOR DAY Monday, Sept. 4

Caroline Kole 7:00pm

Travis Tritt 7:30pm

All seats are reserved.

Tickets: Track Seats $25;
Reserved Grandstand $22, $19

MORE Grandstand Events
Tractor & Truck Pulls KOI Drag Racing
Friday, Sept. 1, 6:30 pm A class for everything!
NTPA-Sanctioned Pulls Wednesday, Sept.6, 7:00 pm
M.E. Miller Tire Tri-State Showdown Demolition Derby
Pickup Truck Pulls One big show!
Thursday, Sept. 7, 6:30 pm
Saturday, Sept. 2, 7:00 pm
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Family Adventure Zone Blend
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Thursday, Sept. 7, 7:00 pm

Harness Horse Racing with pari-mutuel wagering - Saturday &Tuesday

Plus …The Van-Dells, OBB, Glassblowing Demonstrations, and a variety
of other FREE activities and entertainment throughout Fair Week.

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Wauseon Board Of Education Approves New Hires

PHOTO PROVIDED as a Bus Driver Trainee, effective Au- through PowerSchool. As of Aug. 14
gust 15, 2017; offered a one-year lim- the school had 456 student submis-
NEW TEACHERS ... Seated left to right- Kristin Sayers, Tiffany Anderson, Paige ited certificated non-athletic supple- sions. This puts the school at approxi-
Triana, Mallory Carroll, and Brenda Wagner. Standing left to right- James Vaughn, mental contract to James Vaughn as mately 85 percent complete. Students
Christian Crew, Hannah Dymarkowski, and Casey Smith. the Vocal Ensemble Advisor for 2017- are not permitted to get Chromebooks
18 at Step 8+ on the approved salary until this process is completed.
By: James Pruitt ing approval as an NwOESC Sub- schedule; approved Dave Storrer as a
THE VILLAGE REPORTER stitute teacher. The board approved Volunteer Golf Coach for the 2017-18 Wauseon Middle School: Staff tried
Susan Restivo as a Speech Language school year. The board approved the a different approach to Chromebook
The Wauseon Exempted Village Specialist long term substitute 0.2 for following students as pool workers distribution this year. The school had
Schools Board of Education met Aug. 2017-18 at a per diem rate of $194.96 (*adult) for the school year: McKen- practically three full days the devices
14 and approved several measures. The pending approval as an NwOESC Sub- zie Darnell, Kennedy Nation, Sydney were available to be picked up with the
board accepted $150 from Wauseon stitute teacher. The board approved Darnell, Elena Pratt, Justin Freestone, idea that it would provide more flex-
Machine & Mfg. Plant 1 Inc. to the Amy Miller as a fourth-grade part-time Maggie Roelfsema, Avery Giguere, ibility and make the process quicker.
WHS Speech Team; Bus parts from Title 1 Tutor for 2017-18 for 160 days, Alyssa Russell, Kayla Heising*, Ryan Previously, the school had three sepa-
E & H Clinic Inc valued at $4,277.80 4.75 hours per day, $25 per hour via Scherer, Carter Hite, Austin Schuette, rate nights in which staff would try to
to the WEVS Transportation Depart- the Title 1 grant. Total of hours and Marin Miller, McCormick Warncke, pass them out to approximately 150
ment; a bottle of athletic equipment days are subject to change based on and Bailey McGuire. students in 90 minutes.
odor and stain eater from The Sports funding
Place at Ace valued at $150 to the The board appointed Larry L. Fruth The school is back to one Open
WEVS Athletic Department; $100 from The board approved Deana Beck as delegate to the Ohio School Boards House night with the three-day distri-
David Gerken to the WEVS to be used as a fifth-grade part-time Title 1 Tutor Capital Conference and appointed Sta- bution times. Staff was positive in their
toward Chromebook Insurance Protec- for 2017-18 for 160 days,4.75 hours cia Radabaugh as alternate. The board response on the change. The school
tion Fund payments; $100 from Con- per day, $25. Per hour via the Title 1 approved the 2017-2018 bus routes as has been able to provide some parents
tinental Plaza, Inc. to the WEVS to be grant. Total of hours and days are sub- presented and authorized the superin- with support in completing InfoSnap
used towards Chromebook Insurance ject to change based on funding. The tendent or designee to make changes forms as required.
Protection Fund payments. board offered a one-year limited classi- in bus stops as needed.
fied contract to Brandi Freestone as a WMS had been awarded a renewal
The board accepted the resigna- WPS 2 hour cook, 186 days per year at The report from Wauseon High of its 21st Century Grant. The first
tion of Bobbie Simpkins as the WEVS Step 0 on the approved salary sched- School noted: Twenty-five students at- grant expired at the end of last school
Speech Language Pathologist, effective ule. The board offered a one-year lim- tended summer school at Four County year. The track record of those grants
July 31, 2017 and Sue Simmons as ited classified contract to Ashley Hart- Career Center, earning 45-1/2 cred- being renewed did not lend to a lot of
a WHS Intervention Specialist, effec- man as a WMS 2 hour cook, 186 days its. Summer testing was done on July optimism WMS would get it again.
tive July 31, 2017. The board offered per year at Step 0 on the approved sal- 18 - 20. Nine students took 15 total
a one-year limited certificated contract ary schedule. The board approved the tests. These results will be available The school has updated electronic
to Kristin Sayers as the WES Title 1 transfer of Cindy Henson from a WPS Sept. 11. The next retake window is Gradebook (PowerTeacher Pro), new
Teacher for the school year at Step 2 hour cook to a WMS 3 hour Cook, Dec. 4 – Jan. 12. There are two addi- filters, and new management system.
0, Column 1 on the approved salary 186 days per year, effective August 1, tional graduation options for the class
schedule. The board approved the re- 2017 of 2018 only. Students must take and Wauseon Elementary School: Aca-
assignment of Kayla Simon from WES pass courses that constitute the cur- demic and Summer News, InfoSnap
Title 1 Teacher to a WES third grade The board approved the reassign- riculum requirements and take all Online Registration process began
teacher for 2017-18. The board ap- ment of Trina Fry from a WMS 2 hour seven end-of-course exams. If the stu- Aug. 1, and the process has greatly
proved Christian Crew as a seventh- cook to a WMS 3 hour cook, 186 days dent receives a score of “1” or “2” on improved over last year, The WPS and
grade Social Studies long-term substi- per year, effective August 1, 2017. The any math or English. Language Arts WES United Way Grant will continue
tute for 2017-18 at a per diem rate of board approved the transfer of Lisa test, the student must retake the test through this fall. This after-school pro-
$194.96. Kudlica from a WMS 2 hour cook to a at least once. Additionally, students gram will continue to focus on hands-
WPS 2 hour cook, 186 days per year, must meet at least two of the follow- on, critical thinking enrichment activi-
The board approved Casey Smith effective August 1, 2017. The board ing requirements: Attendance rate of ties.
as a WHS Intervention Specialist long approved the transfer of Diane Bruner 93 percent during the 12th grade year;
term substitute for 2017-18 at a per from a WMS 3 hour Cook to a WHS 5.5 Earn a GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in all Recent and Upcoming News: The
diem rate of $194.96 pending receipt hour Cook, 180 days per year, effective courses completed during 12th grade custodial crew has prepared the build-
of the appropriate licensure. Failure to August 1, 2017. The board accepted (must complete at least four full-year ing and grounds. Jim Figy has in-
provide appropriate licensure will re- the resignation of Liza Kuszmaul as a courses); Complete a capstone proj- stalled several glass mosaics in the
sult in this approval being withdrawn. Substitute Bus Driver, effective July ect during 12th grade that the district library. The art pieces were created by
The board approved Stephanie Ty- 21, 2017. The board approved Kevin or school defines; During 12th grade, WMS students and add flair and style
son as a Speech Language Specialist Bechtel as a Full Time Bus Driver for complete a work or community service to the setting. The WHS Football team
long-term substitute 0.4 for 2017-18 the 2017-18 school year. experience totaling 120 hours that the donated more than 1,600 food items to
at a per diem rate of $194.96 pend- district or school defines. our food pantry. The team held a con-
The board approved Danny Grove test and the students stepped up to
Earn three or more College Credit the challenge.
Plus credits at any time during high
school; Earn credit for an Advanced Wauseon Primary School report
Placement or International Baccalau- highlights: Two WPS students, Austin
reate course and earn an AP exam Kessler and Brenna Fry, led the WEVS
score of 3 or higher or IB exam score staff in the pledge Aug. 14. Students in
of 4 or higher at any time during high grade K-5 will again use Renaissance
school; Earn a WorkKeys exam score of Learning’s STAR Reading and Math
3 on each of three test sections; Earn online assessment for progress moni-
a State Board-approved industry-rec- toring. This system will give adminis-
ognized credential or credentials that trators comparable data K-5 as they
equal at least three points; Meet Ohio- assess teaching and learning.
MeansJobs Readiness Seal require-
ments (under development). Infosnap All Kindergarten students will be
returning registration requires parents administered the Kindergarten Readi-
to updated student information regard- ness Assessment (KRA) before Nov. 1.
ing addresses, phone numbers and The Junior Achievement program will
emergency medical information online continue this year in all 20 classrooms.

The next Board of Education meet-
ing will be 5:30 p.m. Monday, Septem-
ber 11 at Wauseon Middle School.

James can be reached at
James@thevillagereporter.com

“THE VILLAGE REPORTER”

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AUGUST 25TH, 2017 - SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2017

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25TH Meeting 9:00 AM •Fulton County Commissioners
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•Swanton Village Council 7:00 PM
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26TH FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST
•Stryker Summerfest TUESDAY, AUGUST 29TH •Fulton County Fair Begins
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•Walk to End Alzheimer’s -
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Swanton Chamber Of Commerce Holds Third Stryker Rotary Club
Annual Andrew McNeill Memorial Golf Outing Hears About Archbold
Community Theatre
By: Bill O’ Connell slow, playing even after five holes, but came on strong
THE VILLAGE REPORTER and carded a 52, 13 strokes under par to win by one PHOTO PROVIDED
shot.
In 2015 the Swanton Chamber of Commerce’s an- GUEST SPEAKER ... Steve Vansickle, on the left, spoke
nual golf outing was renamed the Andrew McNeill Me- After the round, everyone retired to the restaurant as a guest of Stryker Rotarian Terry Wieland.
morial in honor of Andrew “Drew” McNeill, owner of upstairs for the presentation of trophies, the passing
McNeill Chevrolet, an avid golfer and long-time mem- out of door prizes and a delicious steak dinner. In a
ber of Valleywood Golf Club on Airport Highway. bittersweet moment, Patty Sword-McNeill, Drew’s wife
presented a birthday cake to Taylor McNeill, Drew’s
The tradition continued this year on August 16th son, for his 27th birthday being celebrated that day.
as 16 teams took to the links in a four-person scram-
ble format in weather that certainly would have found The Chamber will soon be back at Valleywood to
Drew on the course with a club in his hand. Anyone host the Fourth Annual Swanton Fine Art Exhibit on
looking to make a friendly wager on what group would October 14th and 15th. Top artists from around the
finish on top should have placed their bets on Team region will have their works on display and many will
Betz, the foursome of Todd Betz, Sam Betz, John be for sale.
Zeiler and Brad Betz.
Bill can be reached at
Also defending champions, Team Betz started publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Steve Vansickle spoke to the Stryker Rotary Club about
Archbold Community Theatre. The theatre group was
founded as “Friends of the Arts” by Charles Winzeler, who
was the Archbold School Guidance Counselor at the time,
in the late 1970’s. The name was changed to the current
name in 1979, and incorporated as a 501c3 organization
in 1980. They performed in many different venues during
the first 20 years, and then in 1999 purchased Giffey Hall
in Ridgeville Corners where most of the performances are
held. ACT is governed by a nine person Board of Trust-
ees. Everyone is a volunteer and many volunteer hours
are needed to put on a single production. The last few
years they have been performing four shows per year but
this year they have dropped back to three. ACT generally
puts on one children show and several adult productions.
They consistently draw acting talent from a seventy-five
mile radius, especially when they put on a musical. ACT
strives to educate, assist and promote theatre and the
arts to the surrounding regional community.

Former Hilltop Graduate Named
2017 State Of Ohio Community

Development Professional

Former Hilltop gradu-
ate Nikki (Borton) Reese
was recently honored with
The Community Develop-
ment Professional of the
Year Award. The award
recognized a person
whose work on a project
or program has had a ma-
jor impact in the commu-
nity. Reese is currently
the Development Program
Manager for the City of Pi-
qua. She was previously
employed by Miami Coun-
ty, where she managed the county’s CDBG, CHIP,
NSP, and MOF grants, which totaled $8,012,044. Re-
ese joined the City of Piqua in 2015 and began im-
mediately maximizing the city’s Clean Ohio Revitaliza-
tion Funds, securing public and private grant funds
totaling $1,539,845 for public infrastructure improve-
ments, community center renovations, and brownfield
cleanup. Between 2015 and 2017, Reese assisted 32
LMI families and 4 landlords through CHIP and HELP
funding and has been instrumental in helping the
city receive gold medals in all five “Let’s Move! Cities,
Towns and Counties” goals, a program supported by
the National League of Cities to improve access healthy
and affordable food and opportunities for physical ac-
tivity. Nickki graduated from Hilltop High School in
1991 and received her Bachelor’s Degree from Witten-
berg University in 1995. She continued her education
at Miami University, receiving her Master’s Degree in
1997.

Metamora Council Member
Will Not Seek Re-election

By: James Pruitt
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
Metamora elected officials petitions were due at the
Fulton County Board of Elections Aug. 9. There are four
council seats up for election. Three council members:
Justin Kreischer, Richard Sauerlender and John Pupos
intend to submit petitions. Suzie Stough will not seek
another term.
Kreischer said he will be deployed for several months
in 2018, at which time he will either vacate his seat or
ask not to be paid for meetings missed, whichever council
prefers. Brooke Smith voiced an interest in running for
the vacant council seat.
New Business: Council approved fog sealing County
Road U at a cost of $394.88, which is in addition to road
stripping cost of $222.50, plus bond and maintaining
traffic at $225. The total of $842.38, includes road mark-
ing. Justin Kreischer will be out of town Aug. 20-26.
Fiscal Officer’s Report: Amboy Township would like the
village to pick up leaves in Assumption again this year.
The charge will be the same as last year, $95 an hour.
Council agreed. Street Supervisor Chip Vance to check
operating status of leaf pick-up equipment. Council ap-
proved VFO Sue Clendin’s request for a transfer of $2,200
from Park-O-Rama contractual to Park-O-Rama supplies.
Park-O-Rama: Since Cathy Mossing and her family
were unable to attend the Memorial and Recognition Ded-
ication this year, the council agreed to recognize her next
year to allow her family to attend. Mayor Wysong asked
Rich Sauerlender or Cheryl Geer to announce this at the
program this year.
Mayor Wysong has seen raccoons in trash containers
in town. He recommends asking residents to stop feeding;
leaving bread out, etc. The village does not place traps
anymore. The mayor wants grates built to cover storm
sewers to prevent raccoons from entering.
The zoning Report didn’t have 119 Garnsey Ave. on it.
They have been warned on more than one occasion about
junk and debris in yard. It gets cleaned up but reverts
back to prior condition in a short period of time. A citation
was sent to the property owner, giving less time to com-
ply than original notice. Solicitor Alan Lehenbauer needs
additional information from the auditor to complete tax
exemption status on village owned property.

James can be reached at James@thevillagereporter.com

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Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Fayette School Board Sees
Over Campaign Begins Teachers Resign & Hired

By: Melissa R. Ewers by the U.S. Department of Transporta- By: James Pruitt 2017-2018. The board approved a three-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER tion/National Highway Traffic Safety THE VILLAGE REPORTER year contract for Allie Ruecher as Elemen-
Administration and the Ohio Depart- tary Principal and Special Ed Supervisor
This year’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled ment of Public Safety. The event runs The Fayette Local Board of Education effective August 1, 2017.
Over kickoff event was held on August from August 16 through September 4th met Aug. 14 and conducted the following
19, 2017 in the Bryan Walgreens park- in order to educate the public on the business: The board approved a one-time stipend
ing lot. Law enforcement, firefighters, dangers of drunk driving and lower fa- of $1,356.40 for Dylan Henricks for Ath-
EMS, the Williams County Health De- talities. For more information please The board approved the financial re- letic Director duties for July 2017. The
partment’s Safe Communities, 911- visit https://.nhtsa.gov/drunk-driving/ ports for June and July. The board ap- board approved Barbara Bruggeman as a
EMS, and Walgreens came together to drive-sober-or-get-pulled-over. proved the investment report for income Title Math Specialist for FY18 at a rate of
provide a hands-on educational expe- earned from investments with a fee or $116 per day. The board approved a one
rience for families. Drive Sober or Get Melissa can be reached at commission associated with it. The listing year Hilary Opdycke as cook in the cafete-
Pulled Over is a national event funded publisher@thevillagereporter.com is from the district’s investment portfolio ria Effective August 10, 2017.
at State Bank. The board approved a do-
PHOTOS BY MELISSA R. EWERS, STAFF nation of $170 from Mike Fether for the The board approved an unpaid medical
summer youth ball program. leave for Hilary Opdycke Beginning Sept.
KICKOFF EVENT ... The Walgreens parking lot in Bryan was the site of the Drive 15, 2017 through Nov. 3, 2017. The board
Sober Or Get Pulled Over event. The board approved a $100 donation approved the following as substitute bus
from New Beginnings Ministry for food drivers for 2017-2018 upon completion
for Kid’s Kupboard. The board approved a of all requirements to become a licensed
$1,000 donation from Fayette Lions Club driver: JoAnn Cousino, Ethan Carothers,
for FFA Activities. The board approved Allen L. Grant Jr., Rodney Kessler, Erin
a payment in-lieu of transportation for Kozina, Stephanie Leininger, Ann Sch-
Rusty Lavinder to transport the student for munk, Rod Sommers, Jared Wanemacher,
2017-2018 for $800. The board approved Ken Jacob and Chad Lavinder
the contract with Wood County Juvenile
Detention Center and Juvenile Residen- The board approved the following as
tial Center of NW Ohio in the amount of van certified to transport student(s) upon
up $64 per day at the JDC and $73 long- completion of yearly requirements: Sarah
term care daily rate at the JRC and $50 for Altstaetter, Nelson Barnhiser, Ryan Cole-
short-term and $55 for long-term place- grove, Dorma Eberly, Amy Hibbard, Aaron
ment at Wood County Alternative School. Hylander, Todd Mitchell, Jon Molter, Hila-
ry Opdycke, Christina Pennington, Pamela
The board approved a Memorandum Schultz and Sarah Weiland. The board ap-
of Agreement for deposit of public funds proved pprove the following lists of classi-
with The State Bank and Trust Company fied subs for FY 18:
beginning Aug. 20, 2017 – Aug. 19, 2021.
The board approved Kylie Rufenacht to Cafeteria: Heather Ruger, Dorma Eb-
coach a new program, Girls on the Run. ergly and Tina Snider; Secretary, Ruth
The board approved the policy for com- Hutchinson, Denise Baker, Michelle Beck-
plimentary sport passes for 2017-2018. er and Tina Snider; Custodial: Jenna Bea-
The board approved the Student Activity verson and Tina Snider.
Handbook for FY 18
The board approved student transpor-
The board approved a Memorandum of tation, including bus routes, for 2017-
Understanding with Northwest Ohio ESC 2018 and authorize the superintendent/
and Defiance College for College Credit Plus designee to make any changes necessary
program for FY 18. The board approved the to these routes.
resignation of Aaron Hylander effective June
30, 2017 as Spanish Teacher. The board ap- The board approved the budget for the
proved the resignation of Rebecca Nelson ef- Student Activities for FY 2017.The board
fective Aug. 9, 2017 as English Teacher. approved an annual Chromebook usage
fee for each student in grades 7-12 of $35,
The board approved a one-year con- with a family cap of $90.
tract for Aaron Hylander as Social Stud-
ies/Government Teacher for 2017-2018. Next regular board meeting will be 7
The board approved a one-year contract p.m. Sept. 25.
for Rita Fernandez as Spanish Teacher for
James can be reached at
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Dance Team Proposed
For Evergreen Schools

INFORMATION PRESENTED ... Dawn Baldwin (Director of Williams County Com- By: James Pruitt School Ticket Takers - $25 per night,
munications Agency) speaks to visitors about the importance of Alert86.com and THE VILLAGE REPORTER Sheriff Department (Security) - $75 per
being prepared during emergencies. night, Freshman, JV, Varsity Volleyball
EQUIPMENT ... Bob Hartman (Williams County EMS) shows the newest ambulance The Evergreen Local Board of Educa- Scorebook – $10 per match, Freshman,
to a curious visitor. The 171 ambulance is less than a month old and features sev- tion met in regular session Monday,Aug. JV, Varsity Volleyball Clock ($10 ; $10.
eral updates including an automatic stretcher lift to prevent back injuries. 14. There were 10 visitors present. Super- ; $15), Freshman, JV, Varsity Football
MAYOR ... Bryan’s mayor Doug Johnson addresses the crowd and the importance intendent Jim Wyse presented correspon- Clock ($25; $25; $35), Assistant Facility
of the event. dence from Cindy Shininger requesting a Manager - $35 per night, Freshman, JV,
reduction of hours and Madonna Alieme- Varsity Basketball Scorebook ($10; $10;
nious requesting unpaid leave. The board $25), Freshman, JV, Varsity Basketball
heard a proposal to start a high school Clock ($10; $10; $15), High School An-
dance team. nouncers - $25 per night

Evergreen Athletic Booster President The board approved a reduction of two
Michelle Herr addressed the board about hours per day (resignation of bus driving
the possibility of scheduling a meeting position) for Cindy Shininger, effective at
with members of the boosters. The board the start of the 2017 – 2018 school year.
approved the July financial reports pre- The board approved unpaid leave for Ma-
sented by the treasurer. The board ap- donna Aliemenious, beginning Sept. 12,
proved the donation of $500 from Toledo 2017, until her return to work, estimated
Harley-Davidson Evergreen Athletic De- to be Nov. 1, 2017. The board approved
partment for Bike Night. the classified and certified substitute lists
provided and maintained by the North-
The board approved the employment west Ohio Educational Service Center
of Lonnie Sumner as a non-teaching em- (NwOESC) for the 2017 – 2018 school year.
ployee, effective Aug. 14, 2017, with Sum-
ner’s initial assignment to be at Evergreen The board approved school bus stops
Elementary School as night custodian as recommended by the superintendent
(Night Custodian Classification, Step 0). and the transportation coordinator. Bus
The board approved the employment of routes and stops are on file with the trans-
Joshua Ruffer as a non-teaching, non- portation department. The board further
union employee, effective Aug. 28, 2017, authorizes the superintendent and/or his
with Ruffer’s initial assignment to be as designee to change board-approved stops
district grounds-keeper/assistant main- whenever necessary for the 2017-2018
tenance coordinator, an annual salary of school year.
$40,000.
The board approved the following pric-
The board offered supplemental con- ing for Fall High School athletic passes
tracts and approve volunteer(s) for the and for an annual, all sports family pass:
2017 – 2018 school year, pending comple- Fall Season Student - $45, Fall Season
tion of all pupil activity permit require- Adult - $65, Fall Season Family - $200, All
ments: Lance Eisel, head wrestling coach; Sports Family Pass (Fall, Winter, Spring)
Brian Nagy, high school ticket manager; - $350
Amanda Brehm, resident educator men-
tor; Jackie Mossing, resident educator The board agreed to support the edu-
mentor; Mollie Youtzy, resident educator cational option program administered by
mentor; Lindsey Justice, volunteer soc- the Wood County Educational Service
cer coach; Jared Walker, high school head Center for the Wood County Juvenile De-
track coach; Andrew Langenderfer, head tention Center (JDC), the Juvenile Resi-
softball coach and Brian Nagy, head base- dential Center (JRC) of Northwest Ohio,
ball coach. and the Wood County Alternative School
(ALC). For the 2017 – 2018 school year,
The board approved the following High the board agrees to pay: $64 per student
School and Junior High paid and volun- per day for students assigned to JDC (last
teer event workers for the 2017 – 2018 year $64), $73 per student per day for stu-
school year, and to set the compensation dents assigned to JRC (last year $68), $50
for certain athletic event positions, to be per day for students for short-term place-
paid from the Athletic Fund. ment to the ALC (last year $50), $55 per
day for students for long-term placement
Volunteers and/or Paid Workers: Doug to the ALC (last year $ $55).
DeSloover, JoAnne Keifer, Andrew Lan-
genderfer, Rusty Carr, Melissa Nagy, Jake The board approved Nora Kiefer as its
Dawson, Matt Cymbolin, Renee Mack, delegate, and Ken Kormanyos as the al-
Adam Wagner, Joe Blystone, Lynda Ar- ternate to theOSBA Annual Business
quette, Janice Smith, Bev Simon, Gregg Meeting at the OSBA Capital Conference
Simon, Bill Blanchong, Haley Nowak and Nov.13, 2017. The board approved revi-
Anastasia Baker. sions to the Evergreen Local Schools Ath-
letic Handbook, effective Aug. 1, 2017.
Paid Positions (if volunteers are not
available): Junior High Ticket Takers – The next regular board meeting will be
$25 per night, Junior High Clock – $25 at 7 p.m. Sept. 11 in the Loren Penning-
per night, (Except for back-to-back JH ton Learning Center.
Football, which is $25 per game), Junior
High Concessions – $25 per night, High James can be reached at
James@thevillagereporter.com

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Sarah’s Friends Holds First Annual Golf Outing

By: Nate Calvin Winery and the closest to the pin winner received a
THE VILLAGE REPORTER golf gift bag donated by Chase Brass. The 3rd place
team won golf balls while 2nd place overall got a $100
The early morning rain gave way to sunny skies for cash prize. The 1st place team were the winners of a
the 1st annual Sarah’s Friends golf outing at River- $200 cash prize. There was also a raffle for a cider gift
side Greens in Stryker. Proceeds from the event go to basket donated by Stoney Ridge Winery and a 50/50
Sarah’s Friends, an organization in Williams County drawing was also held. For more information on Sar-
aimed at helping crime victims. Nine teams participat- ah’s Friends go to their website sarahsfriends.org.
ed in the 4-man scramble format with several prizes
being awarded. The winner of the longest drive re- Nate can be reached at
ceived a wine gift basket compliments of Stoney Ridge publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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Village Of Swanton Montpelier Likely To Sign On

Strengthens Fire Department With Efficiency Smart To Benefit
Homes & Businesses
and many devices remain on residential
By: James Pruitt appliances to this day, long after the

THE VILLAGE REPORTER company folded.
According to the company’s annual
PHOTO BY BILL O’CONNELL, STAFF Montpelier businesses and indus-
PROMOTIONS ... Firefighters Promoted (L to R) Kyle Woods, Daniel Johnson, Kate Cle- tries could see a reduction in their elec- report, communities who contracted
land, Anthony Bernal. tricity bills if the village signs on to a with ES and use their services to be-
new service. Representatives from Ef- come more energy efficient, realized an
partment the best fire department in the ficiency Smart appeared before the average benefit of $3.16 on every dol-
state of Ohio. That is our goal.” Village Council Aug. 14 to discuss the lar spent. The company reported a to-
service. The council will wait until Aug. tal savings of 30,534 megawatt hours in
The Village also added to the SFD roster 24 to decide on a resolution affirming a 2016.
by hiring Jamie Blake and Zachary Mri- contract.
amontes as part-time firefighters/para- In other news: The council approved
medics. The service brings the skill and ex- a request by Track Side Services, 712,
pertise of the ES engineers to come in Bryant St., to use village land to host a
The promotions and additions are a ma- and help identify areas in companies car show for the company’s second an-
jor step towards the goals and vision Chief and industries to cut electricity costs nual open house, Aug. 26. The council
Mike Wolever had for the SFD when he was which will help with their bottom lines. accepted the resignation of two firefight-
hired approximately 18 months ago. It The contract would be for three years. ers, Larry Marowelli and Donald Adkins.
now allows him to have full-time firefight- Both men work on a truck and their
ing units around the clock, units staffed Other communities such as Napoleon schedules prevent them from serving.
with individuals who will know each other and Edgerton have used the service for The council approved two new firefight-
and work as a team. “We will have people many years and their businesses have ers on one-year probation, Travis Nye
who will work together on a shift more reg- benefitted from the service. Some on the and Trever West.
ularly. So, when they train together and council were leery of the service follow-
they work together it will be more of a team ing another deal the village signed onto James can be reached at
effort,” explained Chief Wolever. “They will that was to help residents with their air James@thevillagereporter.com
know what they can count on from each conditioning. Many units malfunctioned
By: Bill O’Connell other and have each other’s back better
THE VILLAGE REPORTER than when they don’t train together.”

In a ceremony during the August 14th The additional personnel and reorga-
Village Council meeting, in front of family,nized structure of the SFD will result in
friends and Village officials, four part-timemuch better chemistry and cohesiveness
members of the Swanton Fire Department of the units on each shift and will provide
(SFD) were promoted to full-time SFD fire- greater fire protection for the Swanton
fighters and sworn in by Swanton Mayor community. Chief Wolever would like to
Ann Roth. Two of the positions were re- add a ninth full-time firefighter to the de-
placements and two were additions and partment. This would man the SFD with
three full-time and two part-time firefight-
1953 Edon High School Enjoysraises the number of full-time Swantoners all the time. “That would allow people
who have been loyal to the department and
Firefighters to from six to eight. can only work part-time a place to go to
Promoted to Firefighter II/EMT was use their skills,” he said. It is still a work
in progress but it is very close.
64th Class ReunionKyle Woods of Maumee who has been with

the SFD since 2015. Daniel Johnson of
Wauseon was promoted to Firefighter I/
Paramedic and has been with the SFD
since 2014. Kate Cleland of Swanton was
promoted to Firefighter I/EMT and has
been with the SFD since 2016 and Antho-
ny Bernal of Delta was promoted to Fire-
fighter II/EMT and has been with the SFD
since 2014.

Except for Mr. Johnson, all who were
promoted are currently in training to be-
come Advanced Emergency Medical Tech-
nicians. Mr. Bernal, in addition to his
firefighting experience, also served several
years as an officer for the Swanton Police
Department.

Speaking for the crew, Mr. Bernal
thanked all the Council members, the
Mayor and the Village Administrator,
Rosanna Hoelzle. “This is an honor,” said
Mr. Bernal. “Thank you for your support
that you give to us and the confidence you PHOTO PROVIDED

REUNION … The Edon High School Class of 1953 held their 64th class reunion
June 9, 2017 at Rogers Harvest House. Pictured above are (front row, left to right):
Lanett Hollstein Crockett, Shirley Heller Booth, Marilyn Maybee Osborn, Sue Gear-
hart Dewire, Angela Siebenaler Brigle, Susie Kinnison Held. Back row: Lee Stones-
Bill O’Connell may be reached at
S uSmmtryekrerFes thaveinustomaketheSwantonFireDe-
publisher@thevillagereporter.com treet, Allen Young, Bob Livensparger, LeRoy Held and Dayton Hake.

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11am Cornhole Tournament $40 per team, registration at 10 am,
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11-6 pm Local Vendors with a raffle throughout the day and
Enjoy The styker festival!
drawings at 5 pm.
11-1:30 pm Chili Cook Off with 1st and 2nd People’s Choice.
Winners announced at noon.
12 pm A Place in Time Ribbon Cutting
1-3 pm Entertainment by Lydia Hankins & Friends at A Place in Time

1-6 pm Water Slide
1-6 pm Dunk Tank.

2 pm Parade line up at Jagger Cone
3 pm Parade - Starts with Life Flight flying over and landing
for an hour. Hosted by the Stryker Area Heritage Council.
4 pm Stryker Fire Dept Meal prepared by Pettisville Meats
4-6 pm Car Show behind the Stryker High School - with prizes for
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Best of Show. Judging starts at 5pm.
4-6 pm Face Painting provided by the Spanish/Art Club.
4-6 pm Hit/Smash a Car (free will donation)
provided by the Spanish Art Club
4-6 pm Rotary 50/50 must be present to win
5/5:30 pm Water Balloon Toss Contest ages 1-18
5 pm Money Scramble for kids

6 pm RW Entertainment to Midnight
6 pm Good Neighbor Award presentation

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PDY Schools Add To Staff North Central Football Boosters
Will Continue To Fund Program
By: James Pruitt 0; Deedra Dixon, musical director (half-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER pay) Step 0; Alexandria VanScoy, musical By: James Pruitt
assistant director (half-pay) Step 0 and THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The board approved the following rec- Deedra Dixon, musical assistant director
ommendations by Superintendent Hasel- (half-pay) Step 0. Boosters of the football
man: Hiring Brandi Sutton as district program at North Central
secretary for 2 hours per day, 177 days The board approved the following vol- Schools may be asked
a year, at Step 0.Hiring Jamie Rulka as unteer coaches: Damon Mattimore, foot- to step up and donate
bus driver 4 hours per day, 189 a year, at ball; Tim Durfey and Mike Montion, boys $70,000 to support expan-
Step 0 Hiring Lisa Rupp in the district caf- soccer, the board authorized the superin- sion into middle school.
eteria 1.5 hours per day, 187 days a year, tendent to insure the qualifications and Athletic Director Brian
at Step 1 Increase the workday for Kerri approve the use of substitutes for both Hughes told the Board of
Simon, Elementary School cafeteria from certificated and classified staff for the Education Aug. 15 about
1.5 hours to 1.75 hours. Hiring Leslie Sil- 2017-2018 school year. how much it would cost
ver in the district cafeteria 1.5 hours per for the seventh and eighth
day, 187 days a year Step 4 Hiring There- The board approved an agreement with graders to have teams.
sa Buchhop district Secretary 6 hours per the Wood County Juvenile Detention Cen- Booster President Craig
day, 193 days a year Step 0, Janet Herter ter in Bowling Green for the education of Meyers said he thinks the
district aide 6.5 hours per day 182 days a Pike-Delta-York students while detained cost Hughes reported is a
year Step 7, Laura Hawkins district aide at their facility for the 2017-2018 school worst-case scenario.
5 hours per day 189 days a year Step 0, year: Wood County Juvenile Detention According to Hughes,
Stephanie Webster District Aide 5. hours Center (JDC) at a cost of $64per student PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF
per day, 189 days/yr Step 0 and as cross- per day; Juvenile Residential Center of NW his research shows July FOOTBALL FUNDING ... North Central Athletic Direc-
ing guard 2 hours per day, 177 days per Ohio (JRC) at a cost of $73 per student 16, 2012, was the first tor Brian Hughes talks about his research into the cre-
year at Step 0; 1 hour in the morning and per day; time football was publicly ation of a football program at the school. He says the
one in the afternoon. Shawna Helminiak supported by the Board board meeting minutes place all the responsibility on
district secretary 4 hours per day 193 Wood County Alternate School (ALC) at of Education at North the boosters.
days/yr Step 0. a cost of $50 per day for short term; and Central Schools. The ver-
Wood County Alternate School (ALC) at bal support came with
Classified Resignations: Leslie Silver a cost of $5 per day for long-term. (More five caveats, namely the boosters would right now. If it went to $90,000 I would
Elementary School cafeteria 1.5 hours per than 10 days). have to provide five years of complete be hard-pressed to believe it.
day effective immediately, Theresa Buch- operational and set up costs for football.
hop Elementary School aide 5 hours per The board approved an agreement with “Seventy is too generous. It’s our
day effective immediately,Janet Herter El- Springfield Local School District to provide The board reiterated its support two worst-case scenario.”The boosters are
ementary School aide 5 hours per day ef- related services to Pike-Delta- York Local months later, provided the Football on board with the plan and everyone
fective immediately School students at the rate of $70 an hour Committee could commit to demon- supports following up on any signed
for interventions required at the LEAP pro- strating the funds were there. The com- document and commitment, Meyers
The board approved Catherine Shon- gram for the 2017-2018 school year. The mittee and Meyers were to discuss the said. The boosters thought they were
ly, ELA Teacher, Step 2 MA+30 and her board approved a request for the sixth- timelines for the program. From that gaining ground when they paid for goal
resignation at the end of the school year grade class to attend outdoor education time up until August 2016, Hughes can- posts and a new scoreboard, but Meyers
The board approved an administrative camp at Camp Storer in Napoleon, Mich. not speak to; however since then he has said the group did not understand the
contract for Julie Barnes, administrative Students will leave Delta Middle School on been in talks with Meyers and the com- board’s concerns about a lack of money
assistant/EMIS coordinator for 8 hours a district buses Wednesday, Oct. 18 and re- mittee about the timelines to get a pro- up front.
day, Step 5, for 260 days per year from turn Friday, Oct. 20 before the end of the gram up and running. Last April, Gar-
Aug. 16, 2017, through June 30, 2019. school day. mann-Miller conducted a study on what At the same time, Meyers said the
it would cost to get a program going. The board’s fears were unfounded at the
The board approved three extra per The sixth-grade teaching staff will be assessment of the facilities was paid for football boosters will raise the money.
diem days for Julie Barnes, administra- traveling and staying with the students. by the football group, Hughes said. The program is continuing to show
tive assistant/EMIS coordinator, August Contract offers contingent upon both a growth with an estimated 50-53 youth
14-16. The board approved the following clean and board acceptable BCI/FBI back- “I also got some estimates for football out for football in grades 2-3, 4-5 and
supplemental contracts: Jillian Bozarth, ground check and appropriate licensure. equipment from team sports,” Hughes 6. Last year the program hosted its first
flag instructor, Step 0; Ellen Bostwick, as- All pay and benefits according to Board said. “I do know that our current sixth home game and had 600 non-players
sistant band director, Step 0; Alexandria adopted policy. and seventh graders have been in the attend a doubleheader.
VanScoy, musical director (half-pay) Step football program for about four years.
James can be reached at “Next year, in the fall of 2018, they will This year the schedule has a couple
james@thevillagereporter.com all be in junior high as seventh and of home games, Meyers said. There have
eighth graders and there would be no been some concerns that if the school
Millcreek -West Unity Schools football program for them to continue doesn’t have a football program it would
Announce Lunch Policy on.” see an exodus to others that do. There
could be some truth to that, because
Millcreek-West Unity Local School to- federal laws. The projected cost for a junior high the older kids won’t have anything to do
day announced its 2017-2018 program Households will be notified of the ap- program for 2018 and 2019 would be this year, nor in ninth grade when they
year policy for free and reduced-price around $70,000 based on $20,000 for reach high school, Meyers said. “It’s not
meals for students unable to pay the full proval or denial of benefits. Foster chil- fencing to secure an entrance; pads, a scare tactic that we are going to lose
price of meals or milk served under the Na- dren are categorically eligible for free meal helmets, uniforms and balls would be 50 kids if we don’t have football,” Mey-
tional School Lunch and School Breakfast, benefits regardless of the household’s in- around $1,000 per player, (30 play- ers said. “It’s not going to happen. But
After School Care Snack or Special Milk come. If a family has foster children living ers). Coaching salaries for about two to lose a dozen or so kids is pretty real-
Program. Each school office and the cen- with them and wishes to apply for such years for a head coach and two assis- istic.”
tral office has a copy of the policy, which meals or milk for them, contact the school tants stands at $20,000 ($10,000 per
may be reviewed by any interested party. for more information. year), Hughes said. “I have met with the In other news, new superintendent
Football Boosters group and they have William Hanak told the board he will be
The Federal Income Eligibility Guide- Under the provision of the policy, Jana agreed to pay up to $70,000 for those working on improving enrollment num-
lines will be used for determining eligibil- Griffin, Administrative Assistant will re- two years,” Hughes said. bers from 2016-17’s 593. He can’t do
ity. Children from families whose annual view applications and determine eligibility. anything about the time before then,
income is at or below the Federal Guide- If a parent or guardian disagrees with the but will use last year as his standard.
lines are eligible for free and reduced price decision on the application or the result of As for year 3, Hughes is concerned One way to improve enrollment is to find
meals or free milk if the school partici- verification, the decision may be discussed about this year’s sixth and seventh a way to bring many of the 90 students
pates in the Special Milk Program. with the determining official on an infor- graders and next year. “Next year they lost to other districts as he can. Cur-
mal basis. If a formal appeal is desired, will have nothing to do,” Hughes said. rently, North Central loses most of its
Application forms are being distribut- the household has the right to a fair hear- “If they are going to fund it for two years, pupils to Hilltop and Montpelier.
ed to all homes in a letter to parents or ing. A fair hearing can be requested either I think it’s a possibility and that gives New Elementary School Principal
guardians. To apply for free and reduced- orally or in writing from: Larry E. Long, us two years to figure out what happens Andy Morr talked about adjusting to his
price benefits, households should fill out Superintendent, 1401 W. Jackson St., in year 3. ”In years 3, 4 and 5, those new environment after leaving as Edger-
the application and return it to the school. West Unity, OH 43570. players will be in high school. Hughes ton’s superintendent. The kindergarten
Additional copies are available at the prin- envisions two years of junior varsity and and preschool program has 74 students
cipal’s office in each school. A complete The policy contains an outline of the then a varsity program at the end. To enrolled. Forty-three are in all-day kin-
application is required. Households which hearing procedure. Households may ap- get to that point, the athletic director dergarten in three sections.
currently receive Special Nutrition Assis- ply for benefits any time during the school and the boosters are working to deter- All freshmen will be getting new lap-
tance Program Benefits (SNAP, formally year. If a household is not currently eligi- mine the equipment costs. tops when they come to school this year.
known as food stamps) or Ohio Works First ble and if the household size increases or The board needs to decide by the next The students will be required to pay an
(OWF) funds for a child must provide the income decreases because of unemploy- meeting how it prefers to want the pro- annual fee and by the time they gradu-
child’s name, the SNAP or OWF case num- ment or other reasons, the family should gram and process to pay for it to look. ate can pay the remainder and take the
ber and signature of an adult household contact the school to file a new application. The board should determine if it wants unit home for keeps.
member on the application. Households Such changes may make the children of the boosters to sign a contract. From his The program is a part of a plan to re-
which do not receive SNAP or OWF funds the family eligible for free or reduced-price reading of the board minutes, the boost- place all the laptops in four years, Tech-
must provide the names of all household benefits if the family income falls at or be- ers should be prepared to pay the cost nology coordinator Deb Meyers said. Ju-
members, the last four digits of the So- low the levels shown above. of the program, especially if the costs go nior high students will have laptops as
cial Security Number of the adult signing over $70,000 or $90,000, Hughes said. well, but they will remain at school on
the application or state “none” if the adult In accordance with Federal civil rights The boosters are willing to sign a carts overnight. The younger students
does not have a Social Security Number, law and U.S. Department of Agriculture contract, Meyers said. The group has seem to have a propensity for break-
the amount and source of income received (USDA) civil rights regulations and poli- crunched the numbers and feels confi- ing their machines. Eagle Mania was
by each household member, (state the cies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and dent where the numbers are going to be. deemed a huge success.
monthly income) and the signature of an employees, and institutions participating “I think $70,000 is a tad high,” Meyers
adult household member. If any of this in or administering USDA programs are said. “I think we are closer to $50,000 James can be reached at
information is missing, the school cannot prohibited from discriminating based on james@thevillagereporter.com
process the application. race, color, national origin, sex, disability,
age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil Edgerton School Board
FREE HEALTH CARE: Families with rights activity in any program or activity OKs Bus & Van Drivers
children eligible for school meals may be conducted or funded by USDA.
eligible for FREE health care coverage By: James Pruitt agreement with Midwest Regional ESC
through Medicaid and/or Ohio’s Healthy Persons with disabilities who require THE VILLAGE REPORTER for vision-impaired service at a cost of
Start & Healthy Families programs. These alternative means of communication for $2,366.
programs include coverage for doctor program information (e.g. Braille, large The Edgerton Board of Education
visits, immunizations, physicals, pre- print, audiotape, American Sign Language, met briefly Aug. 14 and conducted the The board approved several bus and
scriptions, dental, vision, mental health, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or following business. The board approved van drivers including Patrick Bowsher,
substance abuse and more. Please call local) where they applied for benefits. In- the admission of an exchange student Daniel Fedderke, Kenneth Leppelmeier,
1-800-324-8680 for more information or dividuals who are deaf, hard of hearing through AYUSA. AYUSA is a non-prof- Jim Saul, Jefferson Sleesman, Sherry
to request an application. Information or have speech disabilities may contact it cultural exchange organization and Branham, Collen Cape, Greg Jennings,
can also be found on the web at http:// USDA through the Federal Relay Service study abroad organization for high Lona Krill, Doug Mavis, Kermit Riehle,
jfs.ohio.gov/ohp/consumers/familychild. at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program school students interested in becoming Sharon Shaffer, Dave Shufelt, James
stm. Anyone who has an Ohio Medicaid information may be made available in lan- foreign exchange students. Stoll and Jason Zumbaugh for buses
card is already receiving these services. guages other than English. and Clarence Bigger, Maimee Giesige,
The board approved an educational Robin Leppelmier, Royce Martenies,
The information provided on the appli- To file a program complaint of dis- agreement with Wood County Juvenile Matt Ripke, Brent Saneholtz, and Nicole
cation is confidential and will be used only crimination, complete the USDA Program Detention Center and Juvenile Resi- Thiel for vans.
for the purpose of determining eligibility Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD- dential Center of Northwest Ohio at the
and may be verified at any time during the 3027) found online at: http://www.ascr. following rates: $64 a day for students The board approved Greg Jennings
school year by school or other program usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and assigned to JDC; $73 per day for stu- and Sharon Shaffer as temporary bus
official. To discourage the possibility of at any USDA office, or write a letter ad- dents assigned JRC; $55 per student route drivers for $21.95 per hour on an
misrepresentation, the application forms dressed to USDA and provide in the let- per day long-term assigned long term as-needed basis.
contain a statement above the space for ter all of the information requested in the and $50 per student per day short-term
signature certifying that all information form. To request a copy of the complaint assigned to ALC. The board approved an James can be reached at
furnished is true and correct. Applica- form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your james@thevillagereporter.com
tions are being made in connection with completed form or letter to USDA by:
the receipt of federal funds. Schools or
other officials may check the information (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agricul-
on the application at any time during the ture Office of the Assistant Secretary for
school year. Deliberate misrepresentation Civil Rights ,1400 Independence Avenue,
of information may subject the applicant SW
to prosecution under applicable state and
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax:
(202) 690-7442; or (3) email: program.
intake@usda.gov. This institution is an
equal opportunity provider.

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West Unity To Move Storm Siren Swanton Village Council Selects
To Water Plant & Bring Back Craig Rose to Fill Vacated Seat
Old Truck To Clear Leaves
By: Bill O’ Connell one for a water rate increase, one for a
By: James Pruitt Vactor truck in 2013 for $105,000 and THE VILLAGE REPORTER sewer rate increase and one for an ex-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER has spent $28,785.92 on repairs since. tension of a general engineering con-
The salesperson who sold the truck, After emerging from a one-hour ex- tract with Jones & Henry, were unani-
The fate of the siren located at the old Jim Baylog, told Fritsch he never said it ecutive session, the Swanton Village mously passed.
Village Hall may finally be sealed. The was OK to use it to collect leaves. How- Council announced they had chosen
council discussed the matter of how and ever, many who were on council at the Craig Rose from a list of six applicants A water main break on Airport High-
where to move the severe weather siren. time remember things a bit differently to fill the Council seat vacated by Ta- way, inadvertently caused by a contract-
A quote received by Administrator Josh- and stated the only reason they agreed mara Haselman on July 28th. He will ing firm hired by the Ohio Department
ua Fritsch was for $7,650. The siren to the purchase was for that purpose. serve the remainder of Ms. Haselman’s of Transportation (ODOT), resulted in
would be moved to the Water Treatment Council will now have staff find the min- term which is due to expire on Decem- damages in the amount of $2,371.25.
Plant since it has a three-phase tower utes from that time to see if that state- ber 31, 2017. The Village sent an invoice in that
and is the highest spot in the village. ment had been made. amount to ODOT to recoup the costs.
Immediately after Mr. Rose was sworn
“We need to move it to some place Fritsch’s report cites Vactor repre- in by Village Solicitor Alan Lehenbauer, With the changes in grade loca-
that has a three-phase power,” Fritsch sentative Matt Weaver as stating the he took his seat with the other Council tion resulting from the Swanton Local
said. “Even Toledo Edison said ‘we could truck should only be used to suck up members to continue the meeting. In Schools building projects, Transporta-
put in a drop in for you, but you don’t water and wet material, not dry leaves. all likelihood, however, Mr. Rose will oc- tion Supervisor Jason Divoll is asking to
want to pay for that.’‘You want to move Doing the latter will damage its fans, cupy this seat for another four years be- use the parking lot at Pilliod Park as a
it to somewhere you already have it.” bearings and gear box. “That truck is ginning on January 1, 2018. bus stop. Pick up time would be sched-
made to run full bore sucking liquids,” uled for 8:20 am.
The village bought the siren original- Fritsch said to council. “It’s been suck- As confirmed by the Fulton County
ly from Bryan and used a $14,000 grant ing dry like stones and leaves. Board of Elections, only four individuals Four variances were submitted for
to help cover the costs. The village refur- filed petitions for the four Swanton Vil- review by the property owner of the Mail
bished the siren and the repeater was “Last year we had to replace the fan, lage Council seats that will expire at the Pouch Saloon on Airport Highway. An
later added for the police department. the bearings and the shaft.”The machine end of 2017. These include Mr. Rose eight-foot wood fence around refuse
should have water inside, but using dry and incumbents Paul Dzyak, Kathy containers and a four-foot vinyl fence
The council understood the need to materials runs the risk of messing up Kreuz and Michael Rochelle. Only a around the outdoor patio was approved.
move the tower since the closing date for the gears, Fritsch. He will make a call to “write-in” candidate would be able to A 10-foot fence around storage units
the sale of the old village hall to a lo- see if the company has a dry model. unseat any of the four individuals on and a request for signs on both street
cal business is coming Aug. 29. There the November ballot. sides of the property were denied. The
was some concern the police depart- While the village could rent a vehicle property owner has indicated he wishes
ment might be inconvenienced, but to collect leaves, it would still have to The meeting actually began with the to submit an appeal to the Zoning Ap-
Chief Jones said with the updating to construct a box to pull behind for the swearing in of four full-time firefighters peals Committee.
this fleet, the officers are switching to a leaves. The rent is about $7,500 for six in the presence of friends and family
Bluetooth technology. weeks. Council gave the go-ahead to use members (See related story). A digital sign for Dental Health Asso-
the old truck and try to get one more ciates on Airport Highway was approved
Counsel’s consensus was to remove season out of it. There was a discussion about more and the Village has received preliminary
the siren as cheaply as possible. May- interest from the EPA and Lucas County plans for the reconstruction of the Mc-
or Bernath told Fritsch to get prices on Upcoming meetings include the For- Health Department to look to the future Donalds on Airport Highway. The cur-
erecting a new pole at the water plant. estry Committee at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24; of a sanitary sewer in the area of Airport rent McDonalds would be razed and re-
The siren will come down, but the next Park Commission 7 p.m. Aug. 24; Kis- Highway and Waterville/Swanton Road. built.
step will wait for prices, she said. sell Committee, 7:30 p.m., Aug. 24 and This is considered a prime area for eco-
the Street Committee, 8 p.m., Aug. 24. nomic development and the establish- The next Village council meeting is
The village will be returning its old The meetings are scheduled to help Ad- ments currently there would benefit as scheduled for August 28, 2017 at 7:00
leaf truck to help with collection ministrator Joshua Fritsch prepare the well. Money for a cost estimate may be pm in the Village Offices Building on
2018 budget. The Safety Committee will allocated in the 2018 budget. Chestnut Street.
Fritsch said South Liberty Street meet at 6:30 p.m. and the Finance Com-
will be chipped and sealed at the end mittee at 6:45 p.m., before the regular Second readings of three ordinances, Bill can be reached at
of August. The work will be performed council meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14. publisher@thevillagereporter.com
by Ernst Asphalt. The work on U.S. 20A
through town has been completed, Frit- James can be reached at
sch said. A representative of contractor
Gerken Paving said the state has signed James@thevillagereporter.com
off on the project.

The village purchased its current

Williams County EMS Looking To
Increase Collections On Delinquent Bills

By: James Pruitt ter his mom Connie retired July 31. PHOTO BY BILL O’ CONNELL, STAFF
THE VILLAGE REPORTER In other news: A Williams County
NEWEST COUNCIL MEMBER ... Craig Rose (right) is sworn in by Swanton Village
The Williams County EMS depart- employee severely injured in a car acci- Solicitor Alan Lehenbauer.
ment shelled out quite a bit of money in dent several months ago has been given
the 2016 and the first half of 2017, but an involuntary disability separation by Law Making Golf Carts Street Legal
it is ready to start replenishing its cof- the Board of Commissioners. The board Passes First Reading In Stryker
fers. The problem is getting some of its made its decision, with regrets, Aug. 17
clients to pay their bills. at its regular meeting. Katelynn Peters, By: James Pruitt run from 11 a.m. to midnight.
of Clemans, Nelson & Associates was to THE VILLAGE REPORTER 2017-04 first reading of regulating
The agency spent $504,000 on full- inform Bulla of the board’s decision.
time pay, $99,000 on retirement and The Stryker Judicial Committee rec- use of golf carts. Council will be able to
$170,000 on insurance. The renova- Bulla is still recovering from his in- ommended Police Chief Steve Schlosser make adjustments over the three read-
tion to the EMS building on SR 15 ac- juries but is unable to return to work and Fiscal Officer Beth Rediger modify ings. Schlosser explained the ordinance
counted for another $369,000. That left as the deputy director of EMA/911. The an ordinance from Archbold to match forbids golf carts on the state highway
EMS with a balance of $661,000, down injuries came from an accident that was village standards allowing golf carts on (SR 2), and if someone causes an acci-
$69,000 from where it started that year. not his fault, county documents stated. the roads. The decision came after the dent on the highway while driving a golf
The state of Bulla’s injuries have been committee reviewed ordinances brought cart, chances are they will be cited.
This year EMS has seen its reserves medically verified. The county will allow in from Morenci, Mich., Archbold and
drop $214,000, which include more Bulla two years to seek reinstatement West Unity. “But if they are traveling on the
renovations ($101,600, new power should he heal sufficiently from his in- state highway and we see them, they’re
cots ($80,000) and a new ambulance juries. “Don will be missed and we all Council approved the first reading of good,” Schlosser said. As for golf carts
($130,000). “So all in all, I think we are wish him the best for him,” the docu- the result of the pair’s collaboration at being used on sidewalks, Schlosser will
staying good,” Deb Dye, who watches the ment stated. The separation will be ef- its meeting Aug. 15. Some of the topics have to clarify that language, Beck said.
books, said. The EMS would like to get a fective Sept. 1, 2017. the committee discussed included driv- There are some rules prohibiting mo-
little more of its billings. Right now, Dye er’s age restrictions, allowing golf carts torized vehicles on sidewalks, but the
estimates the EMS is only receiving half In other resolutions, the commission- from other villages, inspections on an- scope is unclear. There was some talk
of what it bills out. The agency collects ers approved the following supplement nual basis and if use would be permit- on council about limiting the distance a
when they can get the patient’s insur- appropriations for several departments ted in inclement weather. person in a golf cart could travel on the
ance information on hospital runs. The including $9,900 for contract services state highway.
agency writes off the difference between for the county commissioners; $500 for It was decided that drivers be 18
what government organizations pay and travel; $1,200 for auto maintenance; for years of age or older and licensed. Carts Schlosser can’t remember the village
the bill. the Court of Common Pleas, $1,850 for from other towns would be permitted having any ordinances prohibiting bicy-
contract services; $923.64 for auto re- as long as they are properly licensed. cles or scooters from sidewalks. There is
Complicating matters is Anthem and pairs for the Dog Warden; $7,068.27 for Stryker residents would have their carts language requiring bikes to follow traffic
Medical Mutual pay the patients directly contract projects for Family and Chil- subjected to a one-time inspection. laws.
and leave it to them to pay EMS, Dye dren First.
said. That led Dye to ask if the county The Finance Committee is continu- In other news: ODOT has milled the
prosecutor could help. Dye was told to The board approved a lease for a ing discussions on how to address the surface of SR 2 and found a catch basin
talk with Clerk of Courts Kim Herman 15-passenger van for the Board of De- salaries for the part-time officers of the in bad shape. The village had to go in
and she what she was doing with her velopmental Disabilities for one month Police Department. The department has and fix it. The parking lot of the post of-
collection agency. and $3 with the Northwest Ohio Educa- been hit with several resignations over fice will be repaved. Chip seal on Navajo
tion Service Center. the past few months and some rejec- has not been completed, while Curtis
Director Jim Hicks gave some stats tions of job offers due to low pay. and Church Street has.
in his quarterly report to show how busy A change order to the turnpike miti-
EMS had been. The agency had gone on gation project requested by Gerken Pav- Schlosser asked the council to have EPA conducted lead testing of 10
more than 360 runs per month or about ing for eight new butt joints at $650 the Finance Committee talk about how sites. All results came back within ac-
12 runs a day. “Unfortunately its 20 one each, or $5,200. This brings the total to improve the situation. The commit- ceptable results. In his report, Schlosser
day and seven the next,” Hicks said. cost of the project to $926,639.45. tee heard from Schlosser at its meet- said a former officer has contacted him
ing. To keep the village staffed 24 hours about coming back.
EMS has initiated its 11 a.m. to 8 The board approved a collection ser- a day, the two full-time officers will
p.m. Monday through Thursday non- vice agreement between the Clerk of have to work 12-hour swing shifts and Since the last council meeting, the
emergency ambulance. The crews went Courts and Gila (Pioneer Credit Recov- Schlosser will work 12 hour days Mon- village’s receipts were $121,967 and
on eight non-emergencies and six emer- ery) LLC, dba Municipal Service Bureau day through Wednesday and four hours payments were $162,457 for a negative
gencies in the first week, Hicks said. to collect delinquent accounts for court- on Thursday. balance of $40,590. Fiscal Officer Beth
The state will be coming next month to related accounts. Rediger said the payments included
inspect and approve the agency’s train- The committee discussed salaries $65,087 for a new backhoe. Mayor Joey
ing program. Kyle Brigle is in charge af- James can be reached at and adding a fourth full-time officer. Beck read a proclamation about pros-
James@thevillagereporter.com The committee will meet again at 7 p.m. tate cancer awareness.
Aug. 28. Stryker fest will be Aug. 26 and
Lyons Village Council Holds James can be reached at
August 7th Meeting James@thevillagereporter.com

The Lyons Village Council talked office, discussed water usage and bulk
about the new aeration pump that was water usage, discussed purchasing LED
installed, THM testing happening soon, street lights, costs and savings, dis-
purchasing a chlorine analyzer. cussed installing security cameras in
the downtown area, costs and grants,
The council also: Discussed the fact ans discussed Trot for Track is return-
that residents are receiving their water ing to Lyons this fall.
bills a month late because of the post

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Pastor’s Ponderings FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES

BY: PASTOR STEVE WILMOT - “THE PATH TO HEALING” BY: REX STUMP - “WHEN LIFE WON’T CHANGE, YOU CHANGE”

Jesus came to heal. That’s not something I free from that addiction, Over the past few all the time. I will face backside! God knows
Heal the sick and dis- knew growing up. I’ll bet you have to tell some- years, professional defeat or loss more often that fatigue leads to
eased. you’re in the same boat. body else. sports have moved to than victories and wins. strange imaginations.
Heal the heart black- I never knew that large instant replay and tech- Life can be messy, frus- Then, God communi-
ened by the ravages of chunks of the Christian You can just tell God nology advancement to trating, and downright cated wisely with Elijah.
sin – sin we’ve commit- life is all about commu- and get forgiveness, but challenge the referees discouraging at times! God told Elijah to exit
ted ourselves and sins nity. Doing life together. you won’t be healed. call on the field of play. the dark cave. Get out
committed against us by I was always a loner and Those memories will still If you don’t like the call, But maybe instead of your room, open the
others. I felt comfortable with haunt you. Those hurts or you feel the official of arguing and trying shades, get some fresh
Heal the mind of faulty that. I was okay that my will still hurt you. Those was incorrect in their to change the call, you air. Stand in the light.
philosophies rooted in spiritual journey was addictions will still hold call - ask the authority make the adjustment.
lies inspired by Satan. largely Jesus and me. you. above! The truth is, the When life won’t change - It was there God
Heal the spirit and the coach wants the author- you change! spoke to Elijah, not in
soul trapped by hurts, But it’s not. Not by Healing only comes ity above to change the a mighty windstorm,
habits, and hang-ups. a long shot. The Bible when we’re in relation- outcome to their favor. It is true that when earthquake, or fire but
It would be nice if makes clear over and ship with someone else. Sometimes it works, and we confess with our in a gentle whisper. God
healing came easily, but over again that our spiri- sometimes the call re- mouths and believe in drew Elijah out of the
it doesn’t. That’s not a tual journey is not just The Bible doesn’t say mains the same. our hearts that Jesus cave, out of the self-
reflection on Jesus’ abil- Jesus and me; it’s Jesus that you have to stand If you get a bad grade Christ is Lord, God gives pity and depression and
ity or desire to heal. It’s and we. up before a crowd of peo- or review from someone us his very Spirit and asked him twice, “what
just a fact. ple and tell them what’s at work, it’s almost cer- we become His children. are you doing here?”
I heard Rick Warren And that’s true about going on. It doesn’t say tain that a percentage Just because we are
say recently that for ev- being healed, too. James that you have to tell ev- of those people will dis- new in Christ doesn’t God has not designed
ery promise of God there claims that healing eryone you meet. agree and ask the au- mean my life is pain free us to live like hermits
is a premise – a condi- comes when I reach out thority above to change and everything goes my in a cave, wallowing in
tion that we must meet to someone else and tell But you do need to the outcome. When it way. Pain still exists self-pity, disappointed
first. them my sin and my tell someone. comes to everyday life, it for the Christian and by “life’s calls.” He has
It’s like I’ve said for struggles. is for certain that there non-Christian, and we designed us to worship
years: You cannot do Someone you can are things I take to God are still responsible for God! He has designed
what only God can do, Every one reading trust not to blab it to ev- and ask Him to change choices in our life. We us to live in friendship,
but God will not do what this column needs heal- eryone they meet. the outcome! Don’t you? are responsible for the fellowship, and commu-
he has told you to do. ing from something. Past Here is what I know. people we surround our- nity with others. He has
Only God can heal, but memories. Hurts. Addic- Someone you know Life isn’t fair, not every selves with, the time we given us purpose and a
there is something he’s tions. Guilt. Worries. who will love you uncon- moment will go your invest in others and the mission.
told you to do so that he ditionally. way, and you don’t win time we invest with God.
can heal you. And until How do you find heal- When life isn’t going
you do that, he doesn’t ing? Admit it to at least Someone who will I find encourage- as you planned, or you
promise healing. one other person. pray for you. ment from a great story disagree with how life is
The Bible tells us what found in I Kings 19. Af- treating you, instead of
to do in James 5.16: If all you want is to be Someone who will ter a tremendous vic- arguing the situation -
“Therefore confess your forgiven, all you have to walk beside you as you tory, life slapped Elijah be still. Get out of your
sins to each other and do is tell God. “If we con- heal day by day. in the face. Fearful of dark place, step into the
pray for each other so fess our sins, he is faith- an intimidating oppo- light of God. Be still and
that you may be healed. ful and just to forgive us Someone who, when nent, Elijah ran and hid. listen to what He claims.
The prayer of a righteous our sins” (1 John 1.9). it’s necessary, will take What did God do? He Then surround yourself
man is powerful and ef- you aside when you be- allowed Elijah to have a with the right people and
fective.” You can be forgiven gin to fall back and hold time of rest and refresh- get back in the game!
The premise (what just between God and you accountable to con- ment. No sermon, no re-
God has told you to do): you. But you can’t find tinue doing the things buke, no shaming, and For more reading
Confess your sins to healing that way. you need to do to be nothing like a lightning check out I Kings 19,
someone and let them healed. bolt to zap him in the Psalm 46, and Hebrews
pray for you. If you want to be 12:14-28.
The promise (what healed, you have to tell Do you have a few
only God can do): So you somebody else. people like that in your Revelation Chapel’s Concert
may be healed. life? Under The Pavilion
If you want to stop
being haunted by that If not, you need to be- Revelation Chapel located at 501 S. John Street in Angola, Indiana will be
memory, you have to tell gin to build a few rela- featuring the Bobby Bowen Family from Nashville, TN on September 2, 2017.
somebody else. tionships like that. We’re combining this spectacular event with our annual hobo stew. So invite
your family, your friends, shoot invite people you don’t even know! No one will
If you want to get over Now, not later. want to miss out on this. There’ll be plenty of food, lots of great fellowship,
that hurt, you have to Two are better than absolutely awesome music and best of all we’ll have the most famous guest of
tell somebody else. one, because they have all! God the Father will be in attendance! If you’d like to contribute, please see
a good return for their Marilyn for the food list.
If you want to break labor:
If either of them falls
down, one can help the The Shane Brothers To Appear At
other up. Gospel Music Concert In Van Wert
But pity anyone who
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Also, if two lie down ists Trinity will host a
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warm. Sunday, August 27 with
But how can one keep guests The Shane Broth-
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Though one may be are from Bluffton, IN and
overpowered, two can many gospel fans know
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A cord of three strands Bluffton Gospel Barn.
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God never intended 605 N. Franklin St., Van
for us to go through life Wert at 7 p.m.
alone – struggling with
our problems, our heart-
aches, and our tragedies
by ourselves. That’s why
he gave us each other.
You want forgiveness?
All you have to do is tell
God what you’ve done.
But if you want heal-
ing, you need to tell
somebody else.
I know it can be scary,
but it’s better than the
alternative.

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Stryker First Baptist Church Presentation: Sam Eaton Choosing To Live

just hiding. I spent so many years hiding and not tak- Along with his personal story, Sam’s presentation Information on Sam and his mission can be found
ing care of myself or asking for the help I needed.” At also provided information on depression and suicide. on the Internet at recklesslyalive.com, on Facebook at
this time, Sam cut himself off from his friends, quit He explained what depression is: Persistent feelings RecklesslyAlive, and on Instagram @aliverecklessly.
playing sports, as well as not eating or sleeping well. of hopelessness or worthlessness typically paired with His story on his struggle with suicide can be found on
Sam did get a job to help out his mother and family, but feelings of inadequacy and guilt, often accompanied by YouTube by searching “Choose to Live: The Day Suicide
that only added to his isolation. lack of energy and disturbance of appetite and sleep. Didn’t Win.”
He also shared that 1 in 5 adults in America experience
Although he was dealing with a lot of pain and strug- mental illness, and 1 in 6 battle depression at some For more information and resources on suicide pre-
gle, Sam continued to act and tell everyone he was fine point in their lives. vention please go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org or call
during this time, but that was far from true. Sam de- 1-800-273-8255.
scribed himself as not a good person to be around then. Sam provided that on average for teenagers depres-
Although he didn’t realize it until his early 20’s, this is sion begins at 14 years old. By the end of the teen years Kent Hutchison can be reached
where his depression began. 20 percent have had depression. Unfortunately 80 at publisher@thevillagereporter.com
percent of teens fail to receive help regarding their de-
The problems continued and Sam really didn’t know pression. Untreated depression can lead to substance CONTINUED FROM THE FRONT PAGE
where to turn. “I didn’t know how to ask for help. Es- abuse, academic failure, bullying, eating disorders, and
pecially at a large high school like mine. There were even suicide. Former West Unity Resident
maybe four counselors for a couple thousand kids.
There weren’t enough resources. No one came to my Mr. Eaton provided the following warning signs of focus in writing, Wheeler noted he has also written a
Health class and talked to me or warned me about this. depression: horror/thriller book. “A Ghost in the Shadows” was
So that is why I am here and what I am doing today. his first published work and is available for digital
I’m driving all around the country sharing this message - An irritable, sad, empty, or cranky mood and belief download on Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). Wheeler
because I believe it is so important.” that life is meaningless. also has another horror/thriller titled “Bedford” on the
back burner. He started the story over a year ago and
He continued to battle depression throughout his - Loss of interest or pleasure in activities once en- plans to finish that after the Portobello mini-series is
teens and early 20’s. The problems came to a hilt when joyed. complete.
he was 23 years old. Eaton shared this struggle, “I was
in my second year out of college. I found myself with - Withdrawal from friends and family. Portobello The Torrent War is now available for pur-
$96,000 of student loan debt. I was so ashamed and - Under or over eating. chase through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and directly
living back at home. I took a new job teaching elemen- - Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much. off of the publishers website at authorhouse.com.
tary school, but was living in childhood bedroom where - Loss of energy or fatigue.
so much trauma and pain had taken place. I ended my - Feeling worthless or guilty Kent Hutchison can be reached at
relationship with a woman I really, really loved because - Difficulty thinking, concentrating, or making deci- publisher@thevillagereporter.com
I didn’t feel I was good enough for her. Four months sions
after we broke up, she was engaged to someone else. - Thoughts of death or suicide. Alzheimer’s Association
That was the hardest thing I have ever been through!” Sam stressed that depression is treatable. The key Walk To End Alzheimer’s To
is to getting help. He emphasized sources to get this Take Place At Sauder Village
Sam turned to alcohol as a way to solve his prob- help included physicians, mental health resources,
lems. “Every weekend I got as drunk as possible with counselors, support groups, making lifestyle changes, Archbold, Ohio – The Alzheimer’s Association® is invit-
my friends. I did this to try and forget who I was and and, in some cases, medication. ing Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding & Williams County
to make all my problems go away. This only made ev- According to Eaton there are facts that everyone residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by partici-
erything worse!” should know regarding suicide: pating in the Black Swamp Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The
- 44,193 Americans died from suicide in 2015. That Walk will take place on August 26, 9 am at Sauder Village
Eaton’s situation and destructive behaviors lead to is a 30 year high. Campground in Archbold.
his ultimatum. “In early December of 2011, I said okay, - On average 121 suicides occur each day.
I’m either going to end my life on December 25th or I’m - Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death for Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s par-
never going to think about suicide again. Ten years has adults. ticipants will complete a 1 Mile walk and will learn about
been enough. Clearly my life is never going to get any - Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for ages Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical
better.” 10-24, trailing only accidents. studies enrollment and support programs and services
- Each day, on average, there are over 5240 suicide from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants will
During this time he secluded himself from everyone attempts by students in grades 7-12. also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those
as much as possible, not taking care of himself. Sam - No study has found that talking about suicide leads affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
described his routine, “I would just sit on the couch all to more or increased suicidal thoughts.
weekend and cry or sleep. I would hit the shower, turn Eaton emphasized that all studies indicate that talk- Lori Mika of the Northwest Ohio Chapter says “This is
off all the lights and cry until all the hot water ran out. ing openly about suicide actually reduces the risk and the first year we have held the Walk at Sauder Village and
I went from being the life of the party to someone who increases the likelihood someone considering suicide we are very excited to see how it grows as we bring to-
struggled to be around other people because they all will seek help. He went on to provide warning signs to gether five counties for this important movement. We will
seemed so happy. My brain was telling me it wasn’t look out for regarding suicide: create awareness and raise funds for the care of those af-
worth it and to just give up; that the world would be - Always talking or thinking about death. fected and advance research to end Alzheimer’s disease.”
better off without me!” - Clinical depression.
- Having a “death wish”. In addition to the 1 Mile Walk, participants will enjoy
Eaton described the weeks leading up to December - Losing interest in things once cared about. entertainment by DJ Gene Zenz, games, a basket raffle,
25th. “I boxed up all my belongings and put them in - Making comments about being hopeless, helpless kids zone, photo station, walking tacos and more.
my closet. I wrote 15 goodbye letters to my family and or worthless.
friends. This actually made me feel better. I remember - Putting affairs in order, changing a will. More than 5 million Americans are living with Al-
feeling joy about not having to deal with people or my - Saying things like, “It would be better if I wasn’t zheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in the
problems because I knew I wasn’t going to be around. here”. U.S. and the only disease among the top 10 causes that
The suicide plan gave me a sudden joy. However, I re- - Sudden, unexpected switch from being very sad to cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally,
ally wrestled with whether to go through with the sui- very calm or happy. more than 15 million family and friends provide care to
cide or not. - Talking about suicide or killing oneself. people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the U.S.
- Visiting or calling people to say goodbye. In Ohio alone, there are more than 210,000 people living
Finally, the day arrived. Sam vividly portrayed the How can you help friends who are struggling? Sam with the disease and over 600,000 caregivers.
details. “Christmas Day 2011. My family went to a recommends these steps:
Christmas dinner. I stayed behind. I placed a note on - Take any suicidal talk or behavior seriously – it’s a Register today. Sign up as a Team Captain, join a team
the bathroom door that said, PLEASE DON’T COME IN, cry for help! or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/nwohio/
CALL 911. I sat in the bathroom with a knife and pills - Call 911 – It’s better to lose a friend and keep them walk.
and wrestled with the decision for hours. I sat on the alive.
floor sobbing in the fetal position. I picked up the knife, - Tell adults that need to know – Parents, family, a The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary
put it back down. I can’t even describe all the pain I was teacher or counselor. health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and re-
in. I didn’t want to hurt anyone, I just wanted my pain - Don’t be afraid to openly discuss suicide and de- search. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease
to stop. I had no hope in me. The truth is I believed pression. through the advancement of research; to provide and en-
in God during this time and people may say how can a Eaton closed by stressing to not be afraid to talk hance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the
Christian be depressed or think about suicide? I had about suicide, or sharing if you have feelings of suicide. risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
actually gone back to church that fall and God opened That all threats need to be taken seriously. You can be Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit alz.org or
my eyes in how messed up my life was. He was showing the difference in life and death for someone! call 800.272.3900.
me a way to a better life, but I couldn’t see it. Finally,
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sure what to say or do next. Trying to brainstorm what maintenance. We are looking for light to heavy lifters.
I was going to do to get better and deal with this debt. Factory experience helpful but not necessary, will train.
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skyscrapers everywhere I stopped the car in a parking package. We are now offering a higher starting wage 419-737-2500
lot. Nobody was around and snow was everywhere. I
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11:58, 11:59, midnight. I made it, I made! Ok, that’s Dr., Archbold, OH 43502, fax resume to 419-446-267 or & Part-Time Flatbed Class A Drivers due to
it, that’s your choice. Choose to stay. Chose to live to email hr@oh.lynx-nsw.com. increased current customer demands as well as
the best of your ability. Fight for a way back.” Sam New Lanes. All our Regional Drivers are home 1-2
cautioned that some may consider him the hero of his nights per week and every weekend.
story, but he emphasized his is not, but rather the hero
is Jesus. Be One of “The Pops People!” You tell us what you want to do – we offer
multiple lanes to fit your schedule.
Eaton went on to share what happened the day after Spangler Candy Company has openings for • Regional • Local
the attempt. “I said okay God, clearly the way I am liv- Machine Operators positions. • Home Nightly • Part-time
ing and the choices I am making aren’t working. You • Weekend Only • Dedicated
take it, God, and I will listen.” Sam shared that in the Competitive wage and benefit package includes wage
days and months ahead he slowly started to discover incentive program, shift premiums, health, dental, vision, life We also offer a competitive pay package.
what his life was meant to be. He started to get through coverage, paid vacation, holidays, pension program, 401k, com- • Average Driver earns $50,000 to $80,000 per
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Eaton credits verses Romans 8:9-11 as being his story. year D.O.E.
“Live your life on Gods terms and do what the Bible Apply online: http://spanglercandy.balancetrak.com • Paid all miles, detention, dock bump and hourly
says. This will lead to a life you are proud of, make you
feel like you are a good person, and that you are going Spangler Candy is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified • Safety Bonus up to .01/ mile
to make a difference.” Eaton knows that God lead him candidates are encouraged to apply including minorities, women, • HEALTH, DENTAL, VISION, SHORT TERM
from the pit of death to now chasing an abundant life DISABILITY, VACATION AND LIFE INSUR-
and sharing his story to help others. veterans and individuals with disabilities
ANCE STARTS ON YOUR FIRST DAY!
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each day by reading the Bible as well as noting three We are a family owned company that offers extreme
things you are thankful for. flexibility in a self-directed, positive atmosphere.
Come work for someone that knows you by name
and not your truck number!
Please stop in and see us between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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Press Operators Needed HELP WANTED - Afternoon Preschool teacher needed. COMBINED 20 YEARS LOCAL
Approximately 35 hrs./week. Must have high school di- PAINTING EXPERIENCE
Applicants must have the ability to lift 75 lbs consistently, basic ploma or equivalent and be able to pass a background
tool knowledge, and the ability to follow instructions. Willing to work check. Kids World, Wauseon. 419-335-1234. • 3D & Flat Murals
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knowledgeisofnalel cpheassseasroyf. tWheeinjoecftfioenr mmoleddinigcparlo,cess. Struc- electrical and electronic equipment and circuits, Legal
tural foamdeexpnetraieln,cveipsrieofenr,re4d0b1ut(kno),t rveaquciaretdio. Snh,ould have a hydraulic and pneumatic equipment and
working knowleadngedoaf tPtLeCn’sdaanndcCeonbtoronlsu. Cseansd. idate must have circuits used in the facility. LEGAL NOTICE - On August 14, 2017, the Council of the
ability to troublesShtoaotratinneglecWtricaalgpean$e1l a1n/dhcro.mponents; Experi- Village of Pioneer, Ohio passed the following legislation:
ence in hydPraluuliscsO/trofufb-lSehshiofottiDngi;fPfreorbelenmtsioalvler; Decision Requires formal training in industrial electrical,
electronics, pneumatics and hydraulics. Must Ordinance No. 08-2017: AN ORDINANCE AMEND-
maker; GoodOcompmpuonrictautinonitsikeillss;fAobrleRtoampuiltdi task; Organiza- be able to read and interpret complicated ING APPROPRIATIONS FOR 2017 AND DECLARING AN
tional skills; SafeGty rooriewnttehd. tMous$t1b5e/wHillinrg. t+o work any shift and electrical ladder and wiring diagrams, computer EMERGENCY. This Ordinance modifies appropriations
logic, pneumatic and hydraulic diagrams. during the fiscal year 2017 and declares an emergency.
Asollmaepwpeleikceanndsts. Smhifut psrtebmeiumats alepaplsicta1bl8e. Knowledge of transmission lines motors, All provisions of this Ordinance go into full force and ef-
StartingyWeaagres$o1f5+a/HgReboarseodldonere.xperience generators and distribution equipment. Field fect immediately.
All applicants muAstpbpe layt leWasitt1h8inye:ars of age or older.
experience required with industrial and commercial Ordinance No. 09-2017: AN ORDINANCE ACCEPTING
405 N.APplpelaysWanitthvinie:w Dr. wiring in accordance with National Electric Code. DEDICATION OF RIGHT OF WAY WITHIN THE VILLAGE
LibTerriptyleCDeianmteorn,dOPHlas4ti3c5s32 Competitive wage and benefit package includes: OF PIONEER, OHIO, ACCEPTING THE PUBLIC STREETS
OOfffifcieceHoHurosufrros:m88amam-to4p4mpm CONSTRUCTED THEREON AND DECLARING AN EMER-
405 N. Pleasantview Dr. • Liberty Center, OH 43532 Health, dental, vision, accident and life GENCY. This Ordinance accepts Transformer Avenue and
coverage, paid vacations and holidays, the extensions to Clark Avenue, Industrial Avenue, and
Be One of “The Pops People!” pension program, 401k, company provided Coreway Drive as public streets, accepts the right of way
YMCA membership and tuition reimbursement. for said streets and declares an emergency. All provisions
Spangler Candy Company has openings for of this Ordinance go into full force and effect immediately.
Machine Operators positions. Qualified individuals should apply to:
http://spanglercandy.balnacetrak.com Resolution No. 107-2017: A RESOLUTION AUTHO-
Competitive wage and benefit package includes wage RIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO PREPARE
incentive program, shift premiums, health, dental, vision, life Spangler Candy is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE
coverage, paid vacation, holidays, pension program, 401k, com- candidates are encouraged to apply including minorities, women, OHIO PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION STATE CAPITAL
pany provided YMCA membership and tuition reimbursement. IMPROVEMENT AND/OR LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
veterans and individuals with disabilities IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM(S) AND TO EXECUTE CON-
Apply online: http://spanglercandy.balancetrak.com TRACTS AS REQUIRED. The purpose of this Resolution
HELP WANTED - Full-time Class I Public Water System is to authorize the Village Administrator to apply to the
Spangler Candy is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified Operator and/or Class I Treatment Works Operator OPWC for funding of the proposed Clear Fork Drive, Pio-
candidates are encouraged to apply including minorities, women, neer Avenue, Briarwood Lane and T&W Parkway Improve-
The Village of Fayette is seeking licensed full-time Wa- ment Project and execute any agreements as required. All
veterans and individuals with disabilities ter/Wastewater operator applicants. Position includes provisions of this Resolution go into full force and effect at
great benefits, starting pay dependent on experience and the earliest time permitted by law.
Local office looking qualifications. Applicants without license(s), but with
for full time strong knowledge or experience in water and wastewater Resolution No. 108-2017: A RESOLUTION AUTHO-
operations will also be considered. Unlicensed applicants RIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO PREPARE
OFFICE MANAGER will be expected to complete the necessary steps to ob- AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE
or FRONT DESK tain one or both licenses (within a time frame designated OHIO PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION STATE CAPITAL
PERSON with by Administration). This position will be required to per- IMPROVEMENT AND/OR LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
experience. form routine water and wastewater system operations, IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM(S) AND TO EXECUTE CON-
4 days per week. perform general maintenance of village equipment, com- TRACTS AS REQUIRED. The purpose of this Resolution
Duties include filing plete necessary repairs and/or construction (planned and is to authorize the Village Administrator to apply to the
insurance forms, emergency) to water and wastewater system, and perform OPWC for funding of the proposed Lakeshore Drive Im-
billing, scheduling general jobs necessary to the maintenance and upkeep provement Project and execute any agreements as re-
patients and of the entire village. Applicants should have a working quired. All provisions of this Resolution go into full force
knowledge of general industry safety standards and pro- and effect at the earliest time permitted by law.
managing office staff. cedures, and be familiar will ORC requirements of a Class
Please call Pam at I facility. Applicants with experience in operating heavy Resolution No. 109-2017: A RESOLUTION AUTHO-
equipment, experience in road construction and/or main- RIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO PREPARE
419-473-8885. tenance, and strong basic computer skills are also a plus. AND SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO PARTICIPATE IN THE
OHIO PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION STATE CAPITAL
HELP WANTED - Now hiring weekend 3rd shift Front General requirements: Ability to work alone, with IMPROVEMENT AND/OR LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
Desk Associate and Housekeeper positions. Apply in per- others, and with the general public. Ability to infrequently IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM(S) AND TO EXECUTE CON-
son at 13399 OH-15, Holiday City, OH 43543. lift objects weighing up to 70 pounds. Maintain a valid TRACTS AS REQUIRED. The purpose of this Resolution
Ohio driver’s license. Ability to pass a background check. is to authorize the Village Administrator to apply to the
TEAM Ability to work extended hours and/or irregular hours on OPWC for funding of the proposed Mulberry Street Im-
MEMBERS an occasional basis. provement Project and execute any agreements as re-
quired. All provisions of this Resolution go into full force
Our company is a stable, but growing Deadline: All interested applicants must submit a and effect at the earliest time permitted by law.
organization that has immediate openings resume to the Village of Fayette, Attn: Village Adminis-
trator 102 W. Main St PO Box 87 Fayette, OH 43521 by The complete text of the above legislation can be ob-
in Defiance and Bryan 5:00 p.m. on Friday August 25, 2017. Applicants can also tained or viewed at the office of the Village Fiscal Officer at
email their resumes to: gbiddix@villageoffayette.com. 409 South State Street, Pioneer, Ohio 43554. This sum-
QUALIFICATIONS: Reliable, effective communication skills, mary was prepared or reviewed and approved by Thomas
and a strong desire to succeed. Must be able to work flexible Real Estate & Auction A. Thompson, Village Solicitor for the Village of Pioneer,
hours & weekends. Ohio.
WE OFFER: Competitive pay, flexible schedules, health OPEN HOUSE - SUNDAY, August 27 • 12-2 pm
insurance, paid vacations, tuition reimbursement/scholarships, LEGAL NOTICE - NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE ON
and the ability to grow within the company. 13291 CO RD 14-2, Wauseon. $157,900 JUDGMENT OF DELINQUENT TAXES-ABANDONED/
If interested apply at either location House has many updates since being listed! Come see the NON-PRODUCTIVE LAND.
extras! Sale of family home for Estate. Great family home!
Events By virtue of an order of sale issued by the Williams
Call Lori Benschoter for details. County Common Pleas, Ohio, in certain delinquent tax
EVENTS - Charter Bus Tours - ALASKA—2018, 12 day foreclosure cases for taxes, penalties, interest, costs and
Exclusive Tour. 8 days inland—4 day cruise. 2 dates: Lori Benschoter other charges incurred in the proceedings the following
June 16-27 & June 23-July 4, Our 28 & 29th tours. Call 419-467-8673 parcels will be offered for sale at the door of the Court
for detailed fliers! Also Day & Multi-Day tours. See us House in Williams County, Ohio, on August 31, 2017, at
also at the Fulton & Williams Co. Fairs. Evelyn’s Excur- 1:00 p.m. Listed are the parcel number(s) of the respec-
sions 419-737-2055, 877-771-4401, Cell: 419-367-1471. tive parcel(s) of land in each case, the Common Pleas case
Check out Web & Facebook number ,the street address of the parcel (street address is
intended for guidance only), and the amount of the start-
ing bid for the parcel(s). The complete legal descriptions
can be obtained at the office of the Williams County Au-
ditor, (419)636-5639 or online at the web site of the Wil-
liams County Auditor. The lands listed below have been
determined by the electing subdivision to be abandoned
lands and that, if at the foreclosure sale no bid for the
appropriate amount specified in the division is received,
such lands shall be sold or transferred to the electing
subdivision.

PROPERTY SOLD AS IS.
063-200-12-016.000, Treasurer/Grimm v. Terry O.
Hughes ,et al. 632 S. Lynn St. Bryan OH 43506. Starting
Bid: $7389.72
103-070-00-005.000, Treasurer/Grimm v. Jeffrey
Schneider, et al., 14022 Road 6-75, Edon OH 43518.
Starting Bid: $7878.86
072-110-47-007.000, Treasurer/Grimm v. Josie E.
Kohl, et al. 520 Bryant St., Montpelier, OH 43543. Start-
ing Bid: $8972.82
072-110-80-012.000, Treasurer/Grimm v. Deutsche
Bank, National Trust Company ,a subsidiary of Deutsche
Bank Trust Company Delaware, a subsidiary of Deutsche
Bank Holdings, Inc. ,et al. 903 S. Pleasant St. Montpelier,
OH 43543. Starting Bid: $10,876.86.

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WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY (NORTHWEST OHIO) SPORTS ACTION

Swanton & Delta Compete In Ruhlman Gets Second
Bulldog Golf Invitational Oak Shade Racing Win

Austin Luce Medalist At Swanton Bulldog Invitational Saturday, August 19, 2017- Defending Oakshade
August 14 - Swanton hosted the Bulldog Invitational at Valleywood Golf Club and the hosts came away with Raceway UMP Late Model Champion Brian Ruhlman
a third place finish shooting 374 as a team. Austin Luce took medalist honors firing an 81 and Carter Swank found his way to victory lane for the second time in
was named to the all- tournament team with his round of 85. Rounding out the scoring for Swanton was Brad the last three weeks which has knocked some more
Lemons with a 97 and Randy Slink with a 111. The Delta Panthers came in fourth with a score of 388 led by points off Devin Shiels point lead with three more
Jay Vann with an 83 which placed him second overall and put him on the all-tournament team also. nights of point competition remaining this season.

PHOTOS BY BILL O'CONNELL, STAFF Ruhlman out of Clarklake Michigan, started on
the outside of the front row and immediately gained
PHOTOS CONTINUED ON PAGE 22 the lead over Steve Miller and the rest of the field. Af-
ter a couple cautions on lap four and five, the final 20
laps ran caution-free with Ruhlman maintaining a
several car-length advantage over second place Brad
Eitniear for the majority of the race. Eitniear ended
up finishing second followed by Casey Noonan and
Rusty Schlenk who battled each other much of the
night. Devin Shiels came from 14th starting position
to finish fifth and currently holds a decent 129 point
advantage over Ruhlman in the point standings.

The top two drivers in the Oakshade UMP Sports-
man points, Drew and Rusty Smith, did not finish the
feature event. Both drivers pulled off the track and
retired to the pits before making it to the checkered
flag. About a handful of laps into the UMP Sports-
man feature, Swanton, Ohio’s B.J. Gregory passed
defending track champion Mike Jessen for the lead
and drove off to an easy win. It was his first of the
season for Gregory. Jessen and Mathew Chapman
were battling for second when Chapman tangled with
a lapped car forcing him to restart at the rear of the
field. Jessen held on to finish second in the race with
Jeff Geis third. Joel Morton won the B Main just to
make the starting line up of the feature and worked
his way up to a fourth place finish after starting 16th.
Josh Robertson also moved up nicely to finish fifth
after starting 13th. Despite not finishing, Drew and
Rusty Smith remain atop the point standings.

It took four attempts to get the Bomber A Main
started due to multiple first lap incidents. Once
things finally did get going, it was the Jeff Foks Jr.
show. Foks, from Holland, Ohio, led the entire dis-
tance to win his second A Main of the year which
also catapulted him into the Bomber points lead af-
ter former point leader Tim Hancock was caught up
in an incident and ended up finishing ninth. Craig
Dippman fended off Chris Henry for a second place
finish followed by Terry Rushlow and last week’s A
Main winner Rich Riffe.

Brogan Rehklau appeared to be on his way to his
eighth Compact feature win of the season, but a mis-
take on the last restart would cost him the victory.
Rehklau jumped a restart with only a few laps re-
maining which resulted in a two position penalty. Re-
hklau was able to get to the front and led the field to
the checkered flag, but due to the assessed penalty,
he was credited with a third place finish. Jeff Foks Sr.
from Holland, Ohio was awarded the win, his third of
the year, and that keeps him atop the point stand-
ings with a 30-point cushion over Rehklau. Cameron
Tusing settled for a second place finish after starting
on the pole. Ken Watts ended up fourth with Nathan
Goodman fifth.

Clayton, Michigan’s Donovan Paskan earned his
first Bomber feature win of the season after keep-
ing a hard charging Dylan Hough behind him in the
Bomber B Main. Hough started 18th and had a great
run to finish in second. Gabe Mueller also started
deep in the field, in the 16th position, and wound up
third. Mike Villena and Zach Stotz were the rest of
the top five finishers.

Ryder Price from Morenci, Michigan, quickly made
his way to the front of a caution-free Bomber C Main.
Price went on to pick up his very first feature win
over Scott Robertson, Cory McCaughey, Steve Reeves
and Scott Hammer.

This week, Oakshade Raceway will hold its First
Annual Dirt Roads Flea Market at the race track this
Wednesday through Friday from 10am-7pm each
day. For more information on the flea market, call
419-466-6055. Then on Saturday, August 26th,
Oakshade Raceway will host another full racing pro-
gram of UMP Late Models, UMP Sportsman, Bombers
and Compacts. Gates open at 4pm, hot laps are at
6pm and racing begins at 7pm on Saturday.

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Presenting The 2017 Montpelier Tot Ball Teams

PHOTOS PROVIDED

Front: Daykin Keef, Emma Lane, Allyson Prasser, Saylor Wodarski-Felt, Kaitlyn
Spencer Middle: Braxton Janaway, Gracien Williams, Judah Keef, Liam Hillard,
Trenton Hoffman Back: Talon Lane, Angela Hillard, Matt Hillard Missing: Cole
Ortega.

Front: Gavnel Michael, Maci Taylor, Rilee Abrams, Eva Marie Jones Middle: Jayce
Feeney, Merci Esterline, Tyce Fleurkens, Dexter Kannel, Tyberius Michael Back:
Jessica Waldron, Lauren Jones, Michelle Kannel Missing: Parker Stump.

Front: Drake Snyder, Bentley Kupersmith, Gauge Smith, Evan Belknap, Nevaeh
Foster Middle: Keegan Smith, Declan Repp, Aidyn Williams, Abel Stoy, Ali Kline-
Parker Back: Darrin Repp & Vincent Kline-Parker Missing: Dakota Stokesberry.

Front: Cashe Thomas, Cassandra Clark, Paxton Pearson Middle: Kolbee Thomas,
Xander McKibben, Trevor Fikel, Kayson Downs, Teegyn Robertson. Back: Tiffany &
Chase Thomas Missing: Kinley Bechtol, Chase Munger, Brody Vanderpool, Coach
Tom Bechtol.

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS ON PAGE 25

Front: Jordan Brown, Jeffrey Pittman, Hunter SzCzepanski, Corbyn Muehlfeld. GIRLS VARSITY Pettisville was, Connor Wyse, Detric Yo-
Middle: Quintin Carpenter, Addyson Wells, Misty Carpenter, Nevaeh Cohoon, Jax- SOCCER der, Blake Eyer, and Canidate Vickery.
ton Brancheau Back: Taylor Muehlfeld, Steve Brancheau Missing: Kaleb Adkins, Blake Eyer, Mitchell Avina, and Eli Grieser
Melvin Bible. August 18th, 2017 each had one assist for the Blackbirds.

Girls Varsity Tennis Bryan. Wauseon 9 Rossford 1 Other scores: (No stats reported)
August 14th, 2017 The Lady Indians dominated the Rossford 3 Wauseon 0
August 15th, 2017 Lady Bulldogs in their season opener
Defiance 4 Wauseon 1 at home. Jayedlin Vasvery had an out- August 19th, 2017
The Indians picked up their one win Bryan 5 Wauseon 0 standing game for Wauseon as she had
of the night in second doubles as the The Golden Bears won in dominating five goals on the night on seven shot at- Archbold 7 Fort Jennings 0
team of Katie McKean and Julie Wal- fashion for the second night in a row. In tempts. Avery Giguere and Mya Suarez Archbold began the 2017 season in
dron were able to get the win 5-7, 6-4, first singles Chloe McCashen defeated each added two goals for the Indians as convincing fashion with a shutout win
and 8-6 in a third set tiebreaker. Maddy Maddy Wendt of Wauseon 6-0, 6-0, sec- they ended the game with thirty shots. at Fort Jennings. The Bluestreaks held
Wendt was defeated in first singles 0-6, ond singles had Sleane Brown winning Giguere along with Anna Koenig also a 2-0 lead at halftime thanks to goals
0-6, Madi Rice in second singles 1-6, 0-6, over Maddi Rice 6-0, 6-0, and in third had two assists each in the game. by Trey Theobald and Kaiden Bedsole.
and Sierra Rupp in third singles 1-6, 1-6. singles Janessa Johnson won easily over Archbold would blow this open with
The first doubles team of Paige Moden Sierra Rupp 6-0, 6-1. First doubles saw Other Scores: (No stats reported) a five goal second half, two coming
and Sophia Stockham lost their match another win for Bryan with the team of Swanton 3, Van Buren 2 from Bedsole, including one on a pen-
to the Defiance doubles team of Shaelyn Allie Boyer and Kate Grothaus getting a alty kick, giving him a hat trick on the
Hughes and Audree Thompson 1-6, 4-6. 6-3, 6-2 over Paige Moden and Sophia August 19th, 2017 night. Josh Kidder, Daniel Nieves, and
Stockham of Bryan. Also in doubles, Ol- Sonson Nafziger each had goal for the
Bryan 5 Archbold 0 ivia Delean and Kate Farrell were win- Archbold 3 Kalida 2 Blue Streaks. Andrew Hogrefe was the
It was a sweep for the Bryan Gold- ners over Kate McKean and Julie Wal- The Bluestreaks were on the road for assist leader on the night with two. The
en Bears as they hosted the Archbold dron 6-0, 6-0. their season opener and were able to come Bluestreaks managed 37 shots on goal
Bluestreaks. Belle Clark was a winner home with a win. Reagan Ramirez scored in this one compared to only one by Fort
in first singles over Chloe McCashen Bowling Green 5 Archbold 0 two goals from her midfielder position and Jennings. Archbold also won the JV
0-6, 0-6 while in second singles Leah The Bluestreaks fell to 0-2 on the Grace Mayer added one in this game that game by the score of 3-1.
Miller of Bryan was a 2-6, 2-6 winner young season dropping all five matches was tied 2-2 at halftime. Mayer also add-
over Sleane Brown of Archbold. Third to their opponents from Wood County. ed an assist for Archbold while Kamryn Bryan 4 Paulding 0
singles had Callie Rohrs of Bryan beat- Archbold battled in the doubles match- Hostetler recorded two assists. The Bryan Golden Bears picked up
ing Janessa Johnson of Archbold 0-6, es with the team of Melyana Stuckey a win at home in their season opener.
0-6. In doubles action, the team of and Amanda Payne falling 2-6, 4-6 in Boys Varsity Evan Smith led the Bryan scoring with
Melyana Stuckey and Amanda Payne first doubles. In second doubles, the Soccer three goals while Ethan Deel added one.
along with the combination of Sara sophomore team of Sara Lovejoy and Tyler Manson was the top Golden Bear in
Lovejoy and Elizabeth Mignin both Elizabeth Mignin lost in two sets, 5-7 August 18th, 2017 assists with three and Chandler Jackson
picked up wins to cap off the night for and 2-6. added one. The Bryan JV played Lake im-
Lake 6 Pettisville 4 mediately following the varsity contest and
Pettisville had no answer for Michael came out on the short end 3-2.
Szymanski of Lake as he scored all six Other scores: (No stats reported)
goals for the Flyers in the win. For the
game, the Blackbirds were able to get 12 Delta 6 Emmanuel Christian 2
shots on goal and registered 3 assists on Swanton 3 Toledo Christian 0
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Presenting The 2017 Montpelier Tot Ball Teams

PHOTOS PROVIDED Front: Charlotte Frank, Skyler Crandall, Jaden Cape, Ava Faulhaber. Middle: Jameson
Frank, LolaBelle Brown, Xavier Mason, Braxton Henry, Elli Fitzcharles. Back: Russell
Front: Devonte Haynes, Ixaiah Williams, Maliek Haynes. Middle: Andre Haynes, Shimp, Chase Henry Missing: Mason Burger, Coach AJ Snow.
Dawson Fedderke, Kypton Allomong, Elijah Manley Back: Heather Gipple & Randy
Priest. Missing: Faith Howel, Mia Lyon, Austin Priest, Nathan Priest.

Front: Kenley Smith, Grace Saneholtz, Twilla Weitzel, Jullian Dohner, Quinn Shoup.
Middle: Braxton Smith, Addison Witte, Libby Brigle, Bailey Lash, Kole Grubb,
Xzyrin Eidenier Back: Travis Smith, Monica Brigle, Brandon Shoup, Alysha Sloan.
Front: Cashe Thomas, Cassandra Clark, Paxton Pearson. Middle: Kolbee Thomas,
Xander McKibben, Trevor Fikel, Kayson Downs, Teegyn Robertson. Back: Tiffany &
Chase Thomas. Missing: Kinley Bechtol, Chase Munger, Brody Vanderpool, Coach
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ArchBbluoelstdreaks 2017 Williams & Fulton County

PHOTOS PROVIDED

FOOTBALL TEAM ... (Row 1) Shane Bechtel, Anthony Gonzalez, Gavin Grime, Cash Gericke, Kaiden Bedsole, Sam Petersen, Ben Zimmerman, Logan Roth, Colton Soles,
Andrew Beck, Trevor Short, Nic Rodriguez, Deven Girdham, Gabe Petersen, Brodie Miller, (Row 2) Brayden Hall, Spencer Short, Mason Babcock, Matthew Gladieux,
Clay Nafziger, Kasyn Schaffner, Izrael Reyes, Holden Galvan, Zach Rocha, Aiden Warncke, Owen Roehrig, LJ Tijerina, Brooks Behnfeldt, (Row 3) Caleb Hogrefe, Jacob
Walters, Reed Krueger, Biship Tuckerman, Johnathan Yoder, Adrian Juarez, Carson Meyer, Tony Grime, Shane Eicher, D’Andre Lavia, Isaiah Gomez, Eric Gomez, (row
4) Jakob Beaverson, Isaac Baumgartner, Armando Covarrubias, Zeke Miller, Antonio Cruz, Manager Lars Soles, Manager Mason Miller, Manager Jordan Rodriguez,
Manager Brooks Miller, Manager Jack Hurst, Noah Gomez, Brandon Taylor, Josh Richer, Caleb Ranzau, Ethan Whaley. Missing: Manager Brodie Bailey, Christian
Maley, Hunter Apt, Layne Hammon.

CHEERLEADERS ... (Row 1) Hannah Bowers, Cassie GOLF TEAM ... (Sitting) Kreighton Sims, Drew McCarty, Kade Kern, Brandon Miller, Mitch Grosjean, (Standing)
Hayes, (Row 2) Lani Bowers, Madalyn Rose, Tamiya Mason Conway, Kobe Kennedy, Noah Grieser, Head Coach Mike Rosebrook, Trevor Rupp, AJ Mahnke. Missing:
Rose, (Row 3) Kaitlyn Waidelich, Jadyn Fenstermaker, Reese Knapp, Kenny Williams, Josh Nofzinger, Skyler Day.
Emma Dowdy, Lily Delgado. Missing: Zoe Castillo.

VARSITY GIRLS SOCCER ... (Row 1) Chloe Nofziger, Dakota Stamm, Delaney Garrow, Manager Karley Ramirez, Manager Briena Partin, Montana Stamm, Brittney
Ramirez, Mikayla Welch, (Row 2) Lily Krieger, Katie Short, Giulia Lee, Andi Peterson, Leah Hall, Faith Wyse, Naomi Rodriguez, Grace Mayer, (Row 3) Head Coach James
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VARSITY BOYS SOCCER TEAM ... (Row 1) Manager Isaiahs Gracia, Manager Brexton Grime, (Row 2) Connor Hagans, Lucas Yoder, Nick Waidelich, Kaiden Bedsole,
Caleb Wooley, Josh Kidder, Andrew Hogrefe, Trevan Kindinger, Chase Kohler, (Row 3) Head Coach Sean Stewart, Assistant Coach Jonathon Lantz, Daniel Nieves, Luke
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PHOTOS BY NATE CALVIN, STAFF

VARSITY FOOTBALL ... (Row 1) Issac Hamblin, Joey Bice, Logan Sack, Zach Nihart, Cameron Jordan, Drew Herman, Zadin McNalley, Hunter Ward, (Row 2) Tylor Hartman,
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August 10th 2017 a 441 comprised of Skyler Butterfield (87), Ethan
Siebenaler (112), Dominik Schmitt (119), and Jestin Wauseon 176 Antwerp 187
Stryker Panthers Win The Maddox (123). CJ Moser was match medalist with a 40 as he led
Bomber Invitational the Indians to the win in this non-league matchup at
August 15th, 2017 Ironwood Golf Course. Eric Parker was one stroke be-
The Panthers were led by freshmen Spencer Clin- hind with a 41, Caleb Leu had a 47, and Trent Arm-
gaman with an 81 as they posted a team score of 355 Fairview 179 North Central 180 strong shot a 48 for the Tribe. Antwerp’s top performer
to edge out North Central by four strokes at Wind- Montpelier 185 was Zeb Getrost as he shot a round of 45.
wood Hollow in Edon. Abe Montague fired an 87, Lo-
gan Boetz had a 93 and Aaron Sidle with a 94 round- Chace Boothman had an outstanding round of 35 Bryan 154 North Central 180
ed out the scoring for the first place Panthers. For for the Eagles but they came up one stroke short of It was another impressive performance by the
North Central, the Eagles were led by medalist Chace first place in this tri match. Jack Bailey (48), Zayde Golden Bears as they had three golfers shoot in the
Boothman with a 76 followed by Levi Williams with VanAuken (48), and Landon Patten (49) helped the 30’s in this one. Bryan’s Connor Shirkey and Peyton
an 89, Landen Patten with a 96, and a 99 from Jack Eagles to their 180 has a team. Montpelier was led by Lamberson were the co-medalists as they each shot
Bailey. Other area teams were: 3rd Fayette 377 ( Noah Hunter Burlew with a 42, Aaron Stoy (45), Tyler Rupp a 37 on the par 35 Riverside Greens in Stryker. Case
Brinegar 90, Tanner Lemley 93, Travis Wagner 94, (49), and Garrett Witte (49). Fairview’s Logan Hetrick Hartman carded a 39 and Andrew Heller fired a 41
Jaryd White 100), 4th Edgerton 379 ( Dacoda Faber fired a 42 for the Apaches. for Bryan. The low score for North Central belonged
83, Brody Michael 90, Cameron Schaper 100, Han- to Chace Boothman has he finished with a 39. The
nah Sleesman 106), 6th Evergreen 390 ( Travis Mers- Maumee 166 Swanton 177 rest of the Eagles scoring came from Jack Bailey (47),
ing 82, Zach Lumbrezer 102, CJ Langenderfer 102, Swanton’s Carter Swank shot a 38 for co-medalist Landon Patten (47), and Zayde VonAuken (47).
Kaleb Lumbrezer 104), 8th Pettisville 425 ( Tommy honors as the Bulldogs fell to a solid Maumee team.
McWatters 100, Austin Horning 103, Caleb Nofziger Austin Luce fired a 44 for the Dogs, along with a 47 by Archbold 157 Stryker 162
110, Josh Horning 112), and 9th Hilltop 429 ( Skyler Brad Lemons and Raymond Schad had a 48. The Panthers and the Blue Streaks were in a battle
Butterfield 88, Jestin Maddox 113, Dominik Schmitt at Riverside Greens in Stryker with Archbold narrowly
114 Ethan Siebenaler 114). Archbold 155 Hicksville 202 coming out on top. Archbold picked up big contribu-
The Blue Streaks continued their hot start to the tions from the middle of their order as #4 man Mitchell
August 14th, 2017 season with a convincing victory over the Aces. Kade Grosjean shot a 36 and #3 man Brandon Miller came
Kern was the match medalist has he shot a -1 round in with a 39. Trevor Rupp, Kreighton Sims, and A. J.
Stryker 166 Wauseon 171 of 35 for the Streaks. Also turning in rounds in the Mahnke all had 41’s for Archbold. It was Spencer Clin-
Stryker used two scores of below 40 to knock off 30’s was Brandon Miller (37) and Trevor Rupp (39). gaman with a 36 for Stryker to tie him as medalist
the Indians in a tight match at Riverside Greens in Kreighton Sims was not far behind shooting a 44 on with Grosjean of Archbold. The Panthers also picked
Stryker. Abe Montague shot a 38 and Logan Boetz the back nine at Ironwood. up fine rounds from Abe Montague (37), and Aaron
fired a 39 to lead the Panthers to this non-league win. Sidle (40) in this tightly contested match.
Stryker was also aided by Spencer Clingaman with a Other scores: (No stats reported)
43 and both Aaron Sidel and Colin Anders with 46’s. Lake 166 Evergreen 182 Delta 188 Pettisville 194
Wauseon was paced by CJ Moser with a 38 which tied Holgate 225
him as co-medalist with Montague of Stryker. Eric August 16th, 2017
Parker (44), Trent Armstrong (44), and Caleb Leu (45) The Delta Panthers came out on top in this tri
rounded out the scoring for the Indians. Bryan 156 Wayne Trace 163 match thanks to a 37 by match medalist Jay Vann.
Bryan traveled to Pleasant Valley Golf Course and Brady Wymer recorded a 42, Cole Mattin a 51, and
Bryan Finishes Second At returned with a win in a tightly contested match. Case Chase Stickley a 58 for the victorious Panthers. For
Patriot Invitational Hartman shot a 38 for the Golden Bears despite hav- the Blackbirds of Pettisville Max Lepplemeier led the
ing a six on two of the first three holes. Andrew Heller way with a 45 followed by Tom McWatters with a 48.
Led by Andrew Heller with an 80 the Golden Bears also had a 38 to tie as co-medalist with his teammate Austin Horning with a 50 and Caleb Nofziger with a 51
shot a 335 as a team to finish seven strokes behind Hartman and Kaden Sutton of Wayne Trace. Peyton helped Pettisville secure second place.
first place Liberty Benton at Pike Run Golf Course. Lamberson (39) and Connor Shirkey (41) also had out-
Case Hartman added an 83, and both Peyton Lam- standing rounds for Bryan. Other scores: (No stats reported)
berson and Connor Shirkey recorded 86s. Evergreen Evergreen 188 Hilltop 194
fired a 385 to place 9th led by Travis Mersing with an Other scores: (No stats reported) Swanton 183 Elmwood 199
83. The rest of the Vikings scoring came from Aaron Evergreen 187 Otsego 190
Miller (96), Zach Lumbrezer (99), and CJ Langender-

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GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER ... (Row 1) Kamryn Kruetz, Nicole Miller, Alex Gillen, Annabelle Hughes, Asia Gensch, Livia Hein, Hannah Garza, Hannah Pennington, (Row 2)
head coach Josh Radel, Anna Huntzinger, Grace Mohr, Kahlan Schuster, Morgan Kohler, Ashley Garlick, Grace Bryson, Sydney Kohler, Hannah Abram, assistant coach
Lindsey Justice. Not pictured: Emily Wheeler, Katie Wheeler.

JV VOLLEYBALL ... (Row 1) Haley Nowak, Zoe VanOstrand, Maureen O’ Neil, FRESHMEN VOLLEYBALL ... (Row 1) Emily Herr, Kara Floyd, Hannah Glecker,
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VARSITY VOLLEYBALL ... (Row 1) Lexie Truckor, Kelsie Komisarek, Jaime VanLoocke, Hannah Herr, Bailie GVOIKINGS
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FOOTBALL ... (Row 1) Jaden VanTong, Evan Friend, Austin Grubb, Kolden Uribes, Jacob Bailey, Henry Humbarger, Chris Blosser, (Row 2) Jaret Dye, Austin Pelfrey,
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JV VOLLEYBALL ... (Row 1) Sonja Alvira, Ashton Dick, Kylie Osmum, Coach Mor- FRESHMEN VOLLEYBALL ... (Row 1) Abby Caudill, Sonja Alvira, Ashton Dick, (Row
gan Roth, Jastin Edinger, Kennedy Caudill, (Row 2) Jessi Bumb, MaKenzie Nemire, 2) Coach Nikki Wade, Jessi Bumb, Kyndra Abrams, Ashley Caudill, Shailynn Boh-
Kiah Sanders, Arie Merillat, Ali Repp, Brittany Vonalt. ner.

• Russell
SCtaonvdeyr

• Yankee
Candles
• Wide
Assortment of

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Keiylee Bentley, (Row 2) Erin Prekop, Alizya House, Coach Jacob Brubaker, Coach Khrysta Coleman, Rebekah Montpelier, Ohio
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CROSS COUNTRY ... (Row 1) Michelle Sierra, Chloe Baker, Emma Zens, Stephanie Loney, Madelyn Scott, (Row 2)
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StrykerPanthers 2017 Williams & Fulton County

PHOTOS BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF
FOOTBALL ... (Row 1) Kristian Grapengeter, Logan White, Corbyn Heath, (Row 2) Izaiah Sanchez, Alex Grice, Jeffrey Neville, Izayuh Littin, Thomas Bost, Gabe Littin, (Row 3) Noah
Huffman, Wyatt Short, Carter Zinman, Gavin Campbell, Max Wonders, (Row 4) Joseph Ramon, Logan Liechty, Charles Heart, Cameron Wonders, Payton Woolace, Amos Sloan.
Coaches: Justin Sonnenberg, Don Parrish, Joe Keween, Jake Estle, Casey Helton.

VARSITY VOLLEYBALL ... (Row 1) Kinsey Myers, Gabby Stuckey, Erica Brier, Bre-
anna Wolfrum, Kira Pettit, (Row 2) Coach Krissy Cheslock, Emma Grime, Makenzie
Cadwell, Haley Doehrman, Kalista Blevins, Courtney Stewart, Sierrah Whitman,
Katelyn Tingley.
STRYKER CHEER ... (Row 1) Stephanie Lolmaugh, Kira Pettit, Jaylin Dickerson.
(Row 2) Hannah Wood, Jenna Ramon, Madison Short, (Row 3) Addison Campbell,
Gabriella Dickinson.

JV VOLLEYBALL ... Back row: Coach Colleen Planson, Ariane Dangler, McKenna
Nowak, Makenzie Caldwell, Shauna Miehls and Breanna Doriot. Front row: Jenna
Ramon, Emilyanne Cox, Kinsey Myers, Olivia Whitlock and Caitlyn Lyons.

CROSS COUNTRY ... (Row 1) Emanuel Villanueva, Mark Short, Abby Grice, Trinitie
Woolace, Kaleb Hopsople, Logan Betz, (Row 2) Tristian Sampson, Luke Holsopple,
Thomas Bost, Izayah Ferguson, Chase Glock, Brandon Bowers, Jamison Treace.
Coaches: Scott Goodnight, Kari Oberlin, Kinsey Woolace.

Best Wishes This GO PANTHERS
Sports Season!

Go Panthers

GO PANTHERS! PHOTO COURTESY OF VISIONS PHOTOGRAPHY

STYKER GOLF... (Row 1) Logan Boetz, Abe Montague, Reece Hall, Devon Weirauch,
(Row 2) Coach John Ruffer, Noah Huffman, Spencer Clingaman, Aaron Sidle, Colin
Anders, and Izayah Ferguson.

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