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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28TH, 2017 (USPS 168-440) - VOLUME 9 EDITION 25
THIS WEEK IN United Way Of Williams County & Area Business Ban
Together To Live United At "Cookout For A Cause"
Hundreds Of Cars Featured At
Wauseon Super Cruise Night
Fulton County Board of DD
2017 Pride Of Montpelier
Effort To Amend Swanton's
Ban On Medical Marijuana
Goes Up In Smoke
Firefighters Donate New
Rescue Truck To Board
Antique Tractors ,Machines
Take Over Fulton County
Area Residents Come Out To
Enjoy A Day In The Park
HOMETOWN ATHLETIC NEWS & PHOTOS FOR WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY SCHOOLS IN NORTHWEST OHIO
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28TH, 2017 A WEEKLY SPORTS PUBLICATION COURTESY OF "THE VILLAGE REPORTER" PHOTO BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF
FultonCoCmopuentteys SInpeCcioallumObluysmpics LIVING UNITED ... It is not in the least uncommon to be driving down West Mulberry Street in Bryan, and become completely enrobed in
the sweet aroma emanating from Spangler Candy Company. If you happened to be in that area on the late morning of June 22 and noticed
new the smell of cooking confections mingled with smoke, it wasn't the first run of a barbeque flavored Dum-Dum. The smoke was wafting over
from next door, where the United Way of Williams County was staging a Cookout for a Cause in partnership with the Midwest Community
new Exclusively at Federal Credit Union, and a WBNO-WQCT Live Drive for the We Care Cabinet. Donations of personal care items were received for the We
Care Cabinet, while $1,027.89 was received in cash donations. Prior to the serving of hot dogs, hamburgers and sausage patties hot off the
Exclusively at superior coverage in half the time grill, United Way grant recipients from the past year gathered together on the lawn adjacent to the cookout. The recipients pictured totaled
approximately $280,000 in grant funds received from the United Way of Williams County. First row pictured - Valerie Moreno, Heather
ACE HARDWARE Johnson, Mercedes Moreno, Hailey Johnson, Brianna Bauer, Annie Kunsman, Nora Kunsman from Girl Scouts of Western Ohio; Jade Scott
from Just for Kickz; Katie Cramer from Sarah’s Friends; Nancy Hormann from Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio. Second row - Mindy
1495 N. SHOOP AVE. Elliot from Lutheran Social Services; Meg Kunsman from Girl Scouts; Angie Burton from Family Services of Northwest Ohio; Julia Rossow
WAUSEON, OH 43567 from Lutheran Social Services; Erika Dutcher from Black Swamp/Boy Scouts of America; Maggie Fisher from Williams County Department
of Aging; Holly Dye from Williams County Juvenile Court - Family Intervention Court; Bethany Shirkey from Maumee Valley Guidance Cen-
(419) 335-1717 ter; Rob Imber from Williams County YMCA. Third row - Marle Ditman from Crisis Pregnancy Center and Project Respect; Steve Kerr from
Mon33_115288_0811 - Sat: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm; Sun: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm Bed Brigade; Kirsten Frissora from the Williams County Health Department; Jeff Lewis from H.E.L.P.; Dustin Fuller from NOCAC – Financial
Empowerment. Not pictured at the gathering were representatives from the American Red Cross of West Central Ohio, Cancer Assistance
superior coverage in half the time of Williams County, Community Compassion Inc., Community Health Professionals, Helping Hands Food Pantry, Legal Aid of Northwest
Ohio, Never Let Go Ministries, Shalom Ministries, Inc., The Center for Child and Family Advocacy, Inc., Williams County Association for the
33_115288_0811 Mentally Handicapped, and Williams County Habitat for Humanity.
Hess Mattress Moves To Wauseon 93 YEAR OLD RUSSELL OXENDER OF PIONEER HOSTS
202nd Combat Engineer Battalion Annual
Reunion & Banquet Held In Holiday City
By: Timothy Kays
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The year was 1943.
The United States had
been drawn into World
War II almost two years
prior, and all across
America, young men and
women were being called
into the service of their
country. One of those was
an eighteen year old kid
from Pioneer named Rus-
sell Oxender. Russell was
to become a member of
Company B of the 202nd
Combat Engineer Bat- PHOTO BY TIMOTHY KAYS, STAFF
talion, the only battalion
of WWII to be attached to TO ABSENT COMRADES ... Veterans of Company B
five armies (1st, 2nd, 3rd, of the 202nd Combat Engineers Battalion, Ernie Petti
9th and 15th), take part and Russell Oxender, lift their champagne glasses in a
toast to their brothers in arms.
in five major campaigns the headlines, their dash vance. Beginning in the
(Normandy, Northern across France would have United States and ending
France, The Ardennes, been slowed or stalled had in Germany, Russell and
PHOTO BY MONICA SMITH, STAFF Central Europe and the it not been for engineer his brothers of the 202nd
Rhineland), and receive battalions like the 202nd left the footprints of their
NEW BUSINESS ... Doug and Angela Hess recently moved their business Hess Mat- five Battle Stars for their that went before the ar- construction work in a to-
tress Co. from Munson Road in Swanton to 826 Shoop Ave in Wauseon. The couple actions. While General mor and the infantry to tal of ten countries.
celebrated with a ribbon cutting. Shown are: Marc Matheny Chamber President, George Patton and his build the bridges that al- CONTINUED ON PAGE 5
Trisha Schneider of 1st Federal Bank, Angela and Doug Hess, William McConnell, 3rd Army grabbed all lowed for the Allies to ad-
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Bryan Schools Receives $10,000 Donation For New Field Lights For Soccer
By: James Pruitt Hartman, Nathan James, Joseph Kimble, Maxwell - Volunteers: Athletic Department – Brian Ar-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER Kimpel, Tyler Manon, Zackery Manon, Emma Meade, nold, Evan Davies, Matt Smith
Noah Meyer, Kelly Miller, Nate Miller, Dakota Minck,
The Bryan Local Schools Board of Education has Jessica Mueller, Kabryn Myers, Taylor Peters, Lauren - Recommendation to Purchase Textbooks:
accepted a $10,000 donation for new field lights for Redhead, Brendan Reiser, Paola Resendiz, Marga- Pearson, Ohio Interactive Science (Grades 6 and 7)
the varsity soccer program at its meeting on June 19. ret Rettig, Benjamin Roebuck, Grace Rohrer, Shellie Pearson Campbell, Biology in Focus, AP Edition (AP
The lights will be installed at the soccer field at Rec- Sands, Riley Stalter, Opal Thomas, Courtney Whetro, Biology) McGraw-Hill, Essentials of Human Anatomy
reation Park. Audrey Zimmerman State Track & Field Participant: and Physiology, 12th Edition Teachers Curriculum
Parker Harris – Pole Vault ^Middle School: May Stu- Institute, Social Studies Alive (Grades 3, 4 and 5)
In other news, the board granted: dents of Action: Grade 6 – Mayah McCarty, Caleb McGraw-Hill, Psychology McGraw-Hill, Sociology and
- Permission to participate in all Federal pro- Muhe, Allison Parker, Andy Ward Grade 7 – Preston You
grams for the 2017-2018 school year, including all Boroff, Max Eckhardt, Gwen Spengler, Delilah Taylor
Federal Grants: James can be reached at
- Permission to participate in the 2017-2018 Grade 8 – Gabi Bany, Alexis Kozumplik, Karina email@example.com
Federal Lunch and Breakfast program, including free McDougle, Titus Rohrer
and reduced lunches, breakfasts, and the commodity Swanton Gears Up For
program. Top 10 percent Recognition: Grade 7 – Addison Ar- This Year’s Corn Festival
- Permission to transfer the net difference be- nold, Emilee Bassett, Carter Brown, Blake Grube, Na-
tween the rental income and the operating expenses thanael Hess, Bella Jackson, Katrina Kellogg, Ethan PHOTO BY BILL O’CONNELL, STAFF
for the Central Building Educational wing from the Psurny, Katharine Seaman, Mallorie Staup, Brooke
General Fund to the Permanent Improvement Fund Taylor, Delilah Taylor, Haylee Wheeler, Michael Wolff, GETTING THINGS READY ... Mike Sallows of Design
- Acceptance of Property/Liability/Auto insur- Chloe Wyllie, Allison Zimmerman Entertainment runs a wire for a ten-speaker sound
ance quote from Walters & Peck Agency, for the pe- system being installed at Swanton’s Memorial Park for
riod July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Grade 8 – Kloee Antigo, Gabriella Bany, Holden this year’s Corn Festival. Among other things, the sys-
The board also approved Cobb, Jillian Drinnon, Alexis Firm, Karina McDougle, tem will be used to announce times for festival events,
- A Technical Service Agreement for FY18 with Jasmine Richter, Alanna Romes, Zachary Seaman, raffle ticket sales and winners and weather alerts.
NBEC: Scout Smith, Maci Tinkel, Austin Tomaszewski, Alex-
- A lease renewal with Fountain City Christian andra Vreeland, Jessica Wernsing, Lucas Will, Emma Anniversary Celebration
School for Sept. 1, 2017, through Aug. 31, 2018. Woolace
Fountain City Christian School will pay $11,594.75 Lynn & Lilly Skiles
monthly rent. All A Honor Roll for 4th Quarter
- Milk Bid for the 2017-2018 School Year Grade 8 – Kloee Antigo, Holden Cobb, Jillian Drin- 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATED ...
- Approval of payment plan for Katelyn Bernath non, Abigail Fernihough, Alexis Firm, Franchesca La- On June 21, 2017, Lynn and Lilly (Haines) Skiles
as set by the treasurer. Mantia, Karina McDougle, Scout Smith, Maci Tinkel, of rural Montpelier, celebrated their 50th wed-
- Approved Change Order 136 for PK-5 Con- Austin Tomaszewski, Jessica Wernsing, Lucas Will, ding anniversary. Lynn and Lilly were married on
struction Project for $55,975.07. The work was at the Emma Woolace June 21, 1967, at the First Presbyterian Church
district’s request for new doors and other items. Grade 7 – Aiden Andrews, Addison Arnold, Emilee in Montpelier by Rev. Allan Thorn. They have two
The board accepted the following donations: Bassett, Jordan Beck, Anthony Brown, Conor Brown, children: Andrew and Lynette Skiles of Mont-
- Pole Vault Poles valued at $1,114 from The Lily Dixon, William Douglas, Sienna Edinger, James pelier; and Lisa and Nathan Smith of Portland,
Athletic Booster Club to the Track Team Fortner, Blake Grube, Nicholas Herold, Nathanael Oregon; five grandchildren: Connor and Garrett
- $76 from the Junior Class Post Prom Parents Hess, Bella Jackson, Craig Jackson, Tyler James, Skiles; and Cameron, Zachary and Eliana Smith.
to the Bear Bag program Katrina Kellogg, Nolan Kuhn, Michael Ledyard, Adam Lynn and Lilly retired from full-time farming in
- $1,000 from George & Julie Brown through Lloyd, Aidan Martinez, Juiliet McKeen, Jackson 2009. Lynn was also a commercial electrician and
the BAF to the Music Department Miller, Grace Mueller, Ellyn Murphy, Ashlynn Nich- Lilly retired from working as a legal assistant. A
The board approved the following recommenda- ols, Kaitlyn Posey, Ethan Psurny, Kellen Rigg, Zac celebration was recently held at the First Presby-
tions from the superintendent: Rosendaul, Zachariah Schoonover, Katherine Sea- terian Church.
- Memorandum of Understanding with the man, Alisyn Shaffer, Korbin Shepherd, Colin Shirkey,
NWOESC for Positive Supports Intervention System. Talitha Slicker, Colton Smith, Gweneth Spengler,
- Service Agreement with Central Ohio Medical Mallorie Staup, Brooke Taylor, Delilah Taylor, Josh-
Review, LLC for 2017-2018. uah Taylor, Karlee Temple, Haylee Wheeler, Michael
- Overnight Trip Requests for Girls Basketball, Wolff, Chloe Wyllie, Allison Zimmerman
Swimming and Volleyball. The basketball team will Grade 6 – Izabella Andres, Cole Bolton Sell, Evan
be traveling to a camp at Adrian (MI) College, July Cox, Drew Dauber, Taysen Deckrosh, Dylan Domi-
12-14; the swimming team put in a request early for nique, Tristyn Durdel, Morgan Hageman, Kameron
permission to travel to the state meet Feb. 18, pro- Harris, Lauren Lambert, Calla Lucas, Trevor Mason,
vided any member qualifies and the volleyball team Mayah McCarty, Jacob McVay, Ava Montalvo, Evelyn
will head to Michigan City, Indiana, for a camp July Nardone, Taylor Peel, Mikaylah Rhoades, Taya Shel-
17-18. lenberger, Landon Shilling, Beckett Stark, Brooklyn
- Affiliation agreement with Northwest State Tracy
Comm. College Nursing program Exhibit N As per ex- Bryan Elementary:
hibit 2-5 Campus: Character Trait Awards for En-
- MOU with Defiance College for hosting Edu- thusiasm Korvin Greenwalt, Emma Schlade, Elza
cation Intern & Practicum Students Cutright-Gregory, Easton Parker, Megan Krueger,
- Resolution Authorizing 2017-2018 Member- Daxen Frederick, Leni Spain, Kenny Roberts, Jaydan
ship in the OHSAA Deel, Skylar Healy, Mackayla Fifer, Conner Myers,
- Resolution approving participation with ACE Gavin Garza, Cassidy Dietsch, Blayk-Rose Taylor,
Digital Academy for the 2017-2018 School Year: Aaron Brandt, Alanas Ward, Skyler Hancock, Clar-
- Approval of Northwest Ohio Juvenile Deten- issa Rosas, Marliena Daniels, Brianna Bauer, Cody
tion, Training, Rehab Center Educational Agreement Shaffer, Grason Butler, Noah Mills, Ava Zimmerman,
- Auction contract with Hallock Realty Inc. Nick King, Lucy Vashaw, Taren Byers, Alivia Ward,
- Deed of Easement to the City of Bryan Brayden Hall, Alexis Shaffer, Gracie Jinkins, Aubri
- Quit Claim Deed to the City of Bryan Butler, Olivia McDougle, Lysette Stickney, Kyah Da-
- Commendations: vis, Brooklyn Nichols, Nathan Fisher PE Gold Slip
Bryan 6-12 Campus: Winner – Kason Perez
High School: Class of 2017 Top 10 percent: Mek- PE Gold Slip Winner of the Year – Piper Hanna
enzie Andrews, Brandon Boecker, Marcus Boecker, Washington Elementary: Character Trait Awards
Allison Darrow, Austin Harding, Natalie Meyer, Del- for Enthusiasm Timmy Lakes, Grayson Altman,
aney Miley, Trista Savage, McKenna Shaffer, Isabella Jackson Ross, Saybein Brown, Trinity Sigley, Colton
Swartz, Austin Teegarden, Morgan Tinkel, Joshua White, Matthew Hausch, Laken Lillard, Joey Lichtle,
VonSeggern, Joshua Webb, Sarah Kate Winzeler, Griffin Boehm, Lizzy Strasbourg, Alonzo Rosas, Maxx
Delaney Zuver Lucas, Izayah Rodeheaver, Zavier Santiago, Peigh-
2017 Honors Diploma Recipients: Mekenzie An- ton Bagley, Holden Wheeler, Austin Beam, Alex Diaz,
drews, Colt Arthur, Morgan Bauer, Owen Beaver, Paige Lyons, Nathen Ryan, Conrad Sumner, Lukas
Denae Birky, Brandon Boecker, Marcus Boecker, Reid, Madelyn Woods, Gracie Coleman, Brayden
Allison Darrow, Logan Deel, Henry DeLeon, Lindsay Brown, Madison Klinepeter, Phoenix Hurst, Jacob
DuVernay, Teran Erickson, Clayton Farrell, Ashley Thompson, Sterling Snider, Robbie Quillen, Koleton
Frank, Ashleigh Franks, Emily Gorzelanczyk, Mad- McCandless
eline Grothaus, Austin Harding, Caitlin Kammey- PE Gold Slip Winners – Levi Crocker, Chloe Davis
er, Emily Knight, Ashley Koenn, Olivia Lee, Natalie PE Gold Slip Winners of the Year – Devon Kaiser,
Meyer, Delaney Miley, Melissa Miller, Christian Pool, Jack Ridgway
Kimberly Roberts, Bayli Sanders, Trista Savage, McK- PE Character Bear Classrooms – Mrs. Boyer’s and
enna Shaffer, Kurt Stokes, Isabella Swartz, Austin Mrs. Shilling’s classrooms
Teegarden, Phenick Thongpasouk, Jessica Trausch, Personnel – Recommendations:
Gage Vermillion, Joshua VonSeggern, Jordyn Waters, - Resignations: Dennis Shelt, Bus Driver, ef-
Joshua Webb, Sarah Winzeler, Delaney Zuver fective June 7, 2017, Colten Royer, HS Intervention
4th Quarter All A Honor Roll: Grade 12 - Shawn- Teacher and MS Football Coach, effective May 30,
tae Jenkins, Maria Mendoza, Alex Miller, Jake Smith, 2017, Doug Billman, HS Health/PE Teacher, effective
Brittney Williams, Mekenzie Andrews, Corbin Bacon, June 30, 2017.
Jazzlyn Badgley, Owen Beaver, Marcus Boecker, Al- - One Year Limited Teaching Contract: Lauren
lison Darrow, Logan Deel, Lindsay DuVernay, Teran Lockwood, Grade 5 Intervention Teacher, MA level, 9
Ericksen, Ashleigh Franks, Emily Gorzelanczyk, Aus- years experience on the A-1 salary schedule, pending
tin Harding, Emily Knight, Natalie Meyer, Delaney Mi- receipt of Ohio License
ley, Trista Savage, McKenna Shaffer, Nicholas Shaf- - Sara Nowaczyk, Elementary CC Classroom
fer, Kaitlyn Shutts, Isabella Swartz, Morgan Tinkel, Teacher, BA level, 3 years experience on the A-1 sal-
Joshua VonSeggern, Jordyn Waters, Sarah Winzeler, ary schedule
Marissa Wright, Delaney Zuver - Transfer Classified Personnel beginning with
Grade 11 - Kamryn Dick, Dakota Douglas, Si- the 2017-2018 school year: Peggy Harvey to 6-12
erra Rose, Colt Steusloff, Allison Boyer, Avery Cart- Salad Bar Attendant/Server, 4.75 hrs per day; Carrie
er, Ethan Deel, Jordan Drinnon, Megan Ferguson, Keck to PK-5 Head Cashier, 5.0 hrs per day
Ethan Jack, Logan King, Kollin Klingler, Alzbeta Kos- - Transfer Certificated Personnel beginning
suthova, Joslin Miller, Alex Morr, Margo Morr, Zach- with the 2017-2018 school year: Nicole Manahan to
ary Nobis, Madison Reiser, Jonathan Roberts, Brit- Elementary CC Teacher Chad Savage to 6-12 Health/
tany Rosendaul, Sophie Smith, Kelsee Terrell, Grace PE Teacher Lyndon Spiess to 3-5 Elementary PE
Voigt, Brittney Willis, Hannah Wynne, Teacher
Grade 10 – Brycen Andrews, Kayla Arnold, Sloane - Extended Time Contracts for 2017-2018
Brown, Olivia DeLeon, Alexia Dietsch, Katelyn Far- School Year: Karen Meister, Kim Bassett, Nathan
rell, Katherine Grothaus, McKenna Grube, Tam- Niese, Courtney Ruffer, Jackie Boyd, Hannah Renol-
rik Hall, Evan Kaullen, Ethan Khandaker, Andrew let – 10 days; Rich Will – 10 days; Andrea Bible, Am-
Knight, Baylee Krupp, Kennedy Lamberson, Conner ber Franzdorf, Jamie Morris – 5 days ;Christine Alt,
Lemons, Alexis Morris, Andrew Peters, Zachary Pitt- Rebecca Kuhn – 3 days.
man, Paiten Price, Hannah Psurny, Connor Shirkey, - Supplemental Contracts: MS Quiz Bowl – Lisa
Hope Snider, Isaiah Taylor, Mikayla VonSeggern, Heslop, Choir Accompanist (paid at tutor rate) – Lora
Dazi Walz, Thibaut Woolace, Xiao Xie Knight, Asst Musical Director – Lora Knight, Musi-
Grade 9 – Preston Ankney, Connor Arthur, Travis cal Accompanist – Patricia Vreeland, Fall Play Direc-
Baughman, Angelina Bowman, Brooks Brown, Riley tor – Betsy Zuver, Asst Fall Play Director – Heather
Burdge, Sydney Davis, Kerrigan Dick, Alison Dubois, Teegarden, Set Director I – Bernie Davis, Set Director
Jeremy Durdel, Erika Grime, Megan Grimm, Case II – Bernie Davis, Asst Girls Tennis Coach – Hannah
- Substitutes: Classified – Jennifer Sampson,
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North Central Elementary Pike Delta York Local School
Announces 4th Nine Week Awards District Holds Regular Meeting
PHOTOS PROVIDED By: Nate Calvin Advisor (h) Nathan Fox- MS Technology
THE VILLAGE REPORTER Assistant (i) Sarah Fuerstenau- SADD
GOOD CITIZENS ... Good Citizens of the Fourth Nine Weeks and Students of the Advisor (j) Tonya Buckenmeyer- Soph-
Year were honored at North Central Elementary School for grades 1-3. Winners are The Pike-Delta-York Local School more Class Advisor (k) Beth Juby- MS
first row Emyrson Hollstein, Martha Cruz, Amalia Lawson; second row Aryssa Wil- District held their regular meeting on Student Government (l) Renee Kane-
cox, Talen Reinbolt, Jackson Poynter, Mallory Groves; back row Addyson Turner, Wednesday, June 21st in the Board of Freshman Class Advisor (m) Alan Le-
Sam Horton, Eric Sanchez, and Logan Clark. Education office. After the meeting was ininger- FFA Advisor (n) Jennifer Ma-
called to order and roll call was com- zurowski- MS Yearbook Advisor (o) Jon
AWARDS ... North Central Elementary presented subject awards and most im- pleted, the treasurer recommended the Mignin- Sixth Grade Class Advisor (p)
proved awards for students in grades 4-6 for the fourth nine weeks. Winners approval of minutes from the May 31st Stephanie Rayfield- HS Student Coun-
are first row Star Cruz, Lucero Cadena, Madeline Zimmerman, Aiden Scott, Fred meeting. cil Advisor and Junior Class Advisor w/
Schofield, and Trenton Turner. Second row Emma Taylor, Ava VanAuken, Darbi prom (q) Ryan Ripke- HS Technology
Stewart, Lila Semer, Alyson Cook, and Caden Baker. Back row Alisha Singer, Erica The Treasurer’s report was then pre- Assistant (r) Eric Robertson- Art Club
Knapp, Sean Michael, Isabelle Burnett, Quin Burt, and Jayden Fields. sented with the recommendation to ap- Advisor (s) Lindsay Roe- Senior Advi-
prove the following: sor w/Graduation and NSH Advisor (t)
EAGLE AWARD ... North Central Elementary named Eagles Award winners for Michelle Shelt- Elementary Technology
grades 4-6 for the fourth nine weeks. Students receiving the honor are first row A. Monthly Financial Reports- May Assistant (u) Peggy Smith- Quiz Bowl
Yessenia Cadena, Jonathan Hicks, Autumn Anderson, Yaritza Sanchez, Jozlynn 2017 Advisor, Seventh Grade Class Advisor,
Beek, and Johana Knapp. Teachers presenting the awards are: back row Patrick and NJHS (v) Kathy Trowbridge- Eighth
Doty, Sara Traxler, Mary Smith, Angie Beauregard, Abbie Apple, Hannah Dymar- B. Contract with Julian & Grube for Grade Class Advisor and Poer of the Pen
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Band Camp/percussion and flag instr.
4-H NEWS C. Contract with Julian & Grube for (x) Stefanie Hoffman- LPDC Chairperson
4-H Students Fly Off To Japan 2017-2018 Course Fees for Elemen-
D. 2016-2017 final appropriations tary, Middle School, and High School
E. 2017-2018 initial appropriations
The Superintendent recommended 2017-18 Handbooks (previously pro-
the following to be approved during his vided by BOE)
PERSONNEL 1. The High School volleyball team
1. Resignations: (a) Jessica Hagerty, will attend team camp at the University
Choral Music Teacher, effective 7-31- of Findlay from July 25th through July
2017 (b) Audra Tolson, Bus Driver/Ath- 26th.
letic Secretary effective 6-30-2017 (c) 2. The High School cross country
Kasey Chapman, Elementary Teacher, team will be going to Camp Glen in Tif-
effective 7-31-2017. fin, Ohio for team camp from Thursday,
2. Certified Contract Renewal: Dave July 27th through Sunday, July 30th.
Kina, Middle School Teacher, 1-year 3. Eight members of the Delta FFA
contract Officer team will attend the FFA Chap-
3. Non-Certified Contract: (a) Audra ter Officer Retreat at Harrison Lake near
Tolson, District-wide Building Principal Fayette, Ohio from Tuesday, July 18th
Secretary, 1-year contract (b) CJ Rich- through Thursday, July 20th.
ardson, Administrative Assistant (net- Outside Contracts
work technician), 2-year contract. 1. Enter into an agreement with the
4. Administrator/Director Contracts: Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention
(a) Derek Friess, Technology Coordina- Training and Rehabilitation Center at
tor, 1-year contract (b) Andrew Hange, a cost of $38.00 per work day for Delta
Athletic Director, $65,000/yr./210 days students assigned by the court system
per year, 2-year contract. to NWOJDT & RC for the 2017-2018
5. Additional Per Diem Items: (a) Au- school year.
dra Tolson, High School Secretary-10 2. Enter into an agreement with
days (b) Andrew Hange, Athletic Direc- Northwest State Community College
tor- days as needed between 6-22-2017 to place clinical students with school
and 7-31-2017 (c) Alan Leininger, Ag- nurse.
riculture Education- 40 extended days 3. A & G Education Services, LLC-
(significantly funded by grant). LEAP Program Service Agreement.
6. Guidance Counselor extended F. 2017 Graduate: Recommendation
days for the 2017-2018 school year: to approve Kelsey Hobbey for a diploma
(a) Katie Butler, Elementary Guidance- for 2017.
3 days, (b) Sarah Fuerstenau, Middle An approval of a tax abatement
School Guidance- 5 days (c) Andra Wol- and a donation agreement with MBH
pert, High School Guidance- 10 days (5 Acres, LLC were among the items dis-
days before and 5 days after the school cussed during the board business por-
year). tion of the meeting. Following building
7. Non-Athletic Supplemental Con- reports, with no further business the
tracts: (a) Andra Wolpert-Summer Band meeting was adjourned at 7:32pm. The
Camp/percussion and flag instr. (b) next regularly scheduled meeting of the
Jennifer Bollinger- Second Grade Musi- Pike Delta York school board is set for
cal, HS Musical Conductor, and Fourth Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 6:30pm in
Grade Musical (c) Amy Bostwick- Fourth the Board of Education office.
Grade Musical and Band Director + ex-
tended time (d) Laura Brown- Wellness Nate can be reached at
Coordinator (e) Jennifer Buckenmeyer- firstname.lastname@example.org
Fifth Grade Class Advisor (f) Michelle
Egan- Spanish Club Advisor and HS
Student Council Advisor (g) Jane Foor-
National History Day Advisor and DI
Swanton Board Of Education
Accepts Official Resignation
JAPAN BOUND ... Margaret Stowell, J’aime McLeod, Olivia Wolke, Avonna Boysel
and Jaelina Mitchell are getting ready to fly out of Columbus, enroute to Japan for
Wednesday morning, June 14th, five They will also be learning firsthand PHOTO BY BILL O’CONNELL, STAFF
students from all over Ohio met at the how the Japanese live their everyday
airport in Columbus. Their final desti- lives. BOARD MEETING ... Swanton Schools Superintendent Jeff Schlade checks his
nation - Japan! notes at the Board of Education meeting sitting next to Board President Kris Ober-
For the Japanese families, the girls heim and Steve Brehmer.
The girls, 16 yr-old Avonna Boysel, might be their first experience with an
Franklin Co., 15 yr-old J’aime McLeod, American, and they will get to experi- By: Bill O’Connell ships and relationships that he developed
Huron Co., 15 yr-old Jaelina Mitch- ence a little of the American culture that THE VILLAGE REPORTER during his tenure.
ell, Williams Co., 15 yr-old Margaret the girls bring with them.
Stowell, Perry Co., and 17 yr-old Olivia Approximately midway through the The meeting began with Board ap-
Wolke, Butler Co., flew to Seattle, WA to After four weeks, they will each move June 21 Swanton Board of Education proval of minutes from the last meeting
meet up with twelve other students from to different families, located all over Ja- meeting, Board members reviewed a followed by the Treasurer’s report given
all over the USA. pan. They will stay another four weeks document regarding personnel actions by Joyce Kinsman. The Board also ap-
with the second host-family and attend such as offered contracts, position as- proved several contracts for services in-
After attending an orientation meet- a four-day camp, before returning home signments and resignations. The top of cluding Chartwell’s Dining Services that
ing, the seventeen students flew to To- on August 10th. the document read, “The Superintendent came with a 2% increase for management
kyo, Japan, where they will spend four requests Board approval for the following fees and premiums for insurance through
weeks, each living with a different host Through States’ 4-H, a group of Ohio recommendations:” Number one on the the Ohio School Plan rose by $176 to
family and attending school. The les- 4-H members has visited Japan nearly list was an administrative resignation, ef- $52,730.
sons taught in their school will focus every summer since 1972 through a fective July 31, 2017 of the Superinten-
on learning the Japanese language and partnership with The Labo Foundation dent himself, Jeffery Schlade. Relationships with the Ohio High
culture. of Japan. School Athletic Association (OHSAA),
Mr. Schlade, who has been the Swan- the Northwest Ohio Juvenile Detention
INFORMATION PROVIDED ton Superintendent since 2012, has ac- Training and Rehabilitation Center and
cepted the position of Director of Human A&G Education Services for special needs
Pettisville Ever-Ready 4-H Club Resources of Lakewood City Schools in students will continue for the 2017-2018
Discusses Community Service Projects Lakewood, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. school year.
The Pettisville Ever-Ready 4-H Club held its 7th meeting on June 19 at the Kris Oberheim, Board President, Mr. Schlade reported that the building
Pettisville Park Pavilion. There are two remaining options for community service: praised Mr. Schlade for his contributions project is moving along very well with very
rabbit cage set-up prior to the fair and Fairboard work night. Fulton County Fair to the Swanton Local School District and few delays and the next school year is still
livestock entries are online only and are due August 1. Late entries will be accepted said the District is in a better position on schedule to begin after Labor Day.
until August 4 with a $20 fee. The club ice cream party will be during the next than when he was first hired.
meeting on July 18 at 7:30 p.m. The next meeting will be on July 19,
Mr. Schlade, a 1986 Swanton gradu- 2017 at 7:00 pm in the Board of Educa-
SUBMITTED BY CHRISTINA NORMAN, SECRETARY ate, then thanked the Board for giving tion office on Main Street.
him the opportunity to lead his District.
He added that he would miss the friend- Bill O’Connell may be reached at
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Swanton Community Vacation Bible School Nets A Compassionate Project
The response from the
community far exceeded
expectations. “I think we
are going to be at $1000,”
said Ann Geise, one of the
key organizers estimating
the final numbers. “Our
goal was 25 nets and we’re
going to triple that,” add-
ed Kim Floyd who spear-
headed the effort. More
likely they will quadruple
it, a testimony to the gen-
erous spirit often found in
the Swanton community.
Held at St. Rich-
ard’s this year, the three
PHOTO BY BILL O’CONNELL, STAFF churches rotate respon-
sibility for organizing the
VBS ... Children, organizers and parents gather at St. Richard’s for the annual Community Vacation Bible School.
By: Bill O’Connell Community Vacation Bible School (CVBS) decided to Vacation Bible School
THE VILLAGE REPORTER join the fight by raising money for insecticide-treated week and invite all area children, regardless of denom-
bed mosquito nets and help save lives of children liv- ination. Incorporating a charitable project during the
According to Nothing But Nets, a global campaign ing over 7,000 miles away. The CVBS, a 20-year col- week is nothing new for the CVBS but this is the first
that raises awareness, funds and voices to fight ma- laboration of St. Richard’s Catholic, Faith Lutheran time they have gone this far out of the Swanton area
laria, an African child dies every two minutes from and Trinity United Methodist churches, set a financial and it fits well into their philosophy of giving to others
this horrible disease which is most often transmitted goal of $250 to be able to purchase 25 nets. Each day in need they instill into the children.
by mosquitos. It is a very tragic statistic with an ex- of the CVBS, which ran from June 19-23, the children
tremely daunting task facing those who battle to bring would bring in a free-will donation in a small “netted” Bill may be reached at
the number down. pouch. email@example.com
This year, as part of their “Safari” theme, Swanton’s
African Children’s Choir Brings
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES Message Of Love To Montpelier Church
BY: REX STUMP - “SELFLESS!”
I confess that I enjoy the 2017 US Open. He Paul warned us in PHOTOS BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF
golfing, but I’m not an chose not to play in this 2 Timothy 3 by saying,
avid golfer nor do I enjoy major event, because his “You should know this, WATOTO CHILDREN’S CHOIR ... Scenes from the June 22 performance of the
watching the sport. Mat- daughter was graduating Timothy, that in the last Watoto Children’s Choir at the St. Paul United Methodist Church in Montpelier.
ter of fact I think I only from high school. This days there will be very
golf twice a year; once at is the first-time Mickel- difficult times. For peo- By: James Pruitt The choir consists of children from
our FCA Golf Scramble son has missed the U.S. ple will love only them- THE VILLAGE REPORTER Uganda who have lost one or both of
and maybe the week be- Open since he failed to selves and their money.” their parents. They now live in one of
fore to get ready for our qualify in 1993. Mick- After a two-year wait a Montpelier three Watoto Villages run by the Watoto
scramble! elson had been holding We live in a day when pastor was able to bring to town an Af- Church in Uganda.
out hope that with the people tend to love them- rican children’s choir to perform and
However, if you are a potential of storms over selves and the opportu- share about their ministry. The experience of travelling on a
fan of the sport golf, you Wisconsin, there might nity for riches, more than choir helps the children to develop con-
most likely enjoyed the be a long enough delay they love others. Despite The Watoto Children’s Choir per- fidence and boldness, as well as broad-
recent U.S. Open. I again that he could still make what we see around us, formed at a concert at St. Paul’s United ening their worldview. Watoto Children’s
confess that although I’m his tee time. His daugh- we are still called to live Methodist Church June 22. The sanc- Choirs have travelled extensively since
not skilled, I’m amazed ter, Amanda, is the class above it! tuary was filled with an eager audience 1994, sharing a message of hope for
with the skill of these president at Pacific Ridge and it was soon swept up in the energy Africa’s orphans and widows. To date,
professional golfers. I School in Carlsbad, Cali- When Mickelson dis- of the troupe. the choir has toured six continents and
was even more amazed fornia, and was to give the covered the conflict, he performed to enthralled audiences in
by the actions of a partic- commencement speech. said, “It’s a tournament The show featured songs off the schools, retirement homes, churches,
ular golfer off the greens By the way, it was also that I want to win the choir’s new album, “Signs and Won- parliaments, state houses and royal pal-
recently. His name is Father’s Day. most, and the only way ders,” and with videos from the African aces, the church’s website states.
Phil Mickelson. to win is if you play and ministry. The performance was very pro-
How could he miss? have a chance. But this fessional, transforming the old church Pastor Richard Blank said he want-
Phil Mickelson turned He didn’t! However, his is one of those moments into a modern performance facility. ed to bring the choir here after he first
professional in 1992, a choice got people talking! where you look back on heard them, but was told he would have
professional golfer for Critics, and again I say, life and you just don’t The contrast of the old wooden ar- to wait two years. From the audience’s
25 years! He became a critics were giving him want to miss it. I’ll be re- chitecture and stained glass windows,
World Golf Hall of Famer a hard time saying “It’s ally glad that I was there meshed well with the bright colorful CONTINUED TO PAGE 26
in November 2011. Nick- just a high school gradu- and present.” choir and its modern sound.
named “Lefty” for being a ation.” He holds the U.S.
left-handed golfer Mickel- Open record with six I appreciate a father
son has won The Masters runner-up finishes, and who made the decision
three times, played in the it’s the only major keep- to not be self-absorbed or
Ryder Cup nine times, ing him from the career seeking riches first.
winning twice. He has Grand Slam. In other
42 career wins, a million- words, critics are say- How about you? What
aire, with a few years of ing, forget this event with drives you? Are you liv-
golf ahead to look forward your daughter, and do ing for yourself and seek-
to being just 47. something for yourself. ing riches? Or are you
If this were you, what seeking God first?
However, recently he would you do?
had a decision to make For more reading
in regards to playing in check out Philippians
2:1-3; James 3:15-16;
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The Benefits Of Waxing Vehicles Tire Maintenance An Important Safety Precaution
Tires are the link be- ber. Getting caught on the
tween a vehicle and the side of the road with a tire
roadway, and tire quality blowout can be a hassle,
has a direct impact on the so routinely check tire
performance and safety treads and replace tires
of an automobile. But tire accordingly.
maintenance is easy to
overlook. However, ignor- TREAD DEPTH
ing tire maintenance can Average new tires on
threaten driver and pas- cars usually start with
senger safety and make a 10/32 inch to 11/32 inch
vehicle operate inefficient- of original tread depth.
ly. When tread reaches a
Steering, breaking abil- depth of 2/32 inch, they
ity and traction are all gov- are considered worn out.
WAX ON ... Waxing remains an important part of vehicle erned by good tires. Worn There are different ways SHINE ON ... Once tires are inspected and possibly ser-
maintenance, safeguarding a vehicle from the elements tread can result in longer to gauge tread depth. In- viced or replaced, treat the car or truck to a washing and
while also keeping the car or truck looking new stopping times and make sert a penny into the tread thorough detailing. This will help tires shine and get the
it difficult to brake imme- groove with Lincoln’s head vehicle road-ready for spring trips
After a thorough washing and interior detailing, many upside down and facing
vehicle owners put the finishing touch on their cars and diately in an emergency you. If you can see all of be aligned and balanced ness.
trucks by applying a coat of wax. Is this a practice of au- situation. Although driv- Lincoln’s head, it is time periodically to avoid ir- TIRE PRESSURE
tomotive vanity, or does waxing actually pay legitimate ing tends to be the primary to replace the tires. An- regular wear and having to
dividends? culprit behind worn down other coin test is to insert replace tires prematurely. Under inflation of tires
tires, sometimes bald or a quarter into the groove. can cause failure, stress
A coat of wax provides a pristine shine and can help unevenly worn out tread is If the tread touches Wash- TREAD PATTERN and irregular wear. Un-
protect paint from the elements. Waxing may not be as es- indicative of a larger prob- ington’s head, you have at Tires feature different der inflated tires also
sential as in years past, when vehicle paints were run-of- lem, such as a misaligned least 4/32 inch of tread tread patterns depending may contribute to loss of
the-mill lacquers that didn’t offer much in the way of pro- wheelbase, improperly left. Don’t have any cur- on the brand of tire. They control that leads to ac-
tection. But waxing can still provide a variety of benefits aligned tires or tires that rency on hand? Then look may be directional, asym- cidents. Always maintain
that go beyond making a vehicle look good when cruising are under inflated. The fol- at the tread wear indicator metrical, non-directional, the manufacturer’s recom-
down the highway. lowing are some common bar molded into the tires. and directional/asym- mendations for the correct
problems associated with When these bars become metrical. When purchas- pressure, which should
• Protects paint’s clear coating: According to the re- tires and how to address flush with the adjacent ing replacement tires, it be adjusted based on the
search team at consumer resource site Angie’s List, fail- these issues should they ribs of the tire, the tires is advisable to match the temperature.
ing to occasionally apply wax or another protectant to the arise. should be replaced. tread pattern to the exist-
vehicle’s exterior can cause a breakdown of the clear coat ing tires. This helps en- Tires should undergo
that protects the paint. If the clear coating deteriorates, BLOWOUTS ALIGNMENT hance the performance the same inspection and
the paint can be exposed to road salt and may be vulner- Worn tire treads in- According to the Rub- of the car. In fact, some maintenance as other
able to damage from oxidation. crease the risk of punc- ber Manufacturers Associ- newer cars require tread to parts of the vehicle. Tires
tures, which can lead to ation, improper alignment match. Mismatched treads are a vital component to
• Covers up blemishes: Properly applied wax can cover blowouts. Bald tires also causes rapid or uneven may cause problems with safe driving, and routine
small scratches or light blemishes in the paint job. This may blowout as a result of tread wear. Tires should transmission shifting or maintenance can prevent
may delay having to get a new paint job. friction on roadways that impact control and steadi- accidents and other prob-
is met with minimal rub- lems.
• Shields against bugs and bird debris: A freshly
washed car can seem like a magnet for bird droppings and Four Reasons For A Check Engine Light
bug splatter. A coat of wax is another protectant against
these issues, and may make it easier to clean off residue Vehicles rely on many components working harmo- oxygen from the vehicle’s exhaust. This sensor moni-
so it doesn’t stick to and damage the vehicle’s paint. niously to function at optimal capacity. Any number of tors how much fuel is burned. Compromised data can
systems can go wrong, and oftentimes the first indica- cause a decrease in fuel efficiency.
• Reduces leasing expenses: Lessees may want to tion that something has gone awry is an illuminated
know that applying wax can keep a vehicle in better con- dashboard signal. 3. Too much speed or load: Towing a trailer or an-
dition, which can pay dividends when it is time to turn in other heavy item may put strain on the vehicle and
a vehicle. The dealership will perform a thorough inspec- Check engine lights are part of a car’s onboard di- cause the light to come on because of loss of power.
tion and could charge for discoloration, scratches or other agnostics. The light turning on may indicate something Lightening the load and reducing speed can help fix the
paint issues. Waxing regularly may help reduce those ex- minor, such as a loose fuel cap, or something more se- problem. Always consult with the owner’s manual to
penses. rious like a misfiring engine. When the light turns on, determine the towing capacity of your vehicle.
drivers wondering why may want to see if the answer is
• May help prevent careless driving: A person who dili- related to one of the following issues. 4. Short or faulty code: Computers aren’t always
gently takes care of his or her vehicle may translate that fool-proof, and sometimes an electrical short or another
care into caution behind the wheel. If one is excited to 1. Loose gas cap: Fuel vapors can leak out and air similar problem can cause a light to come on. Bring
keep a clean and well-maintained car, it makes sense that can get in when the fuel cap isn’t secured correctly. the vehicle to an automotive supply store. Such stores
the same person will want to protect the vehicle in other This can compromise the fuel system and make the typically have diagnostics tools that can be hooked into
ways, such as through safe driving habits. check engine light come on. the car’s computer and provide a more detailed under-
standing of what is triggering the check engine indica-
• Provides exercise and fresh air: A day spent washing 2. Dirty oxygen sensor: A faulty or clogged sensor tor.
and waxing a vehicle can be enjoyable to those who can may not provide the right information about unburned
use some time outdoors.
• Improves resale value: A well-maintained car or truck
is more attractive to potential buyers. That can translate
into a higher resale value, whether the vehicle is sold pri-
vately or as a trade-in.
Tips To Help You Drive Your Vehicle More Fuel Efficiently
Many people aspire to drive more ef- limit is also cost-effective. The EPA notes and avoiding excessive revving.
ficiently in an attempt to conserve fuel, that miles per gallon begins to dip dra- • Use cruise control wisely. Drivers
save money and reduce the carbon foot- matically when vehicles travel above 55 concerned about fuel economy may be
prints of their vehicles. But driving ef- miles per hour. While each vehicle is accustomed to turning on their vehicles’
ficiently can also make driving safer for different, the EPA notes that increasing cruise control when driving long distanc-
motorists, their passengers and every- highway cruising speed from 55 miles es on the highway. While that is an ef-
one else, including pedestrians, sharing per hour to 75 miles per hour can raise fective and fuel-efficient way to maintain
the roads. fuel consumption by as much as 20 per- steady speeds, turn cruise control off
cent. when traversing roads with steep hills.
Drivers who want to drive more effi- • Do not idle a vehicle. The Environ- On such roads, fuel efficiency can be lost
ciently can implement a variety of strate- mental Defense Fund notes that elec- because the vehicle engine is working
gies to do just that. tronic engines do not need to warm up, harder to maintain steady speeds.
even in winter when temperatures are • Tighten the gas cap. When gas
• Obey the speed limits. Speed limits especially cold. Vehicles that are idling caps are loose, fuel evaporates. The Car
are determined with safety in mind, and can produce as much pollution as ve- Care Council notes that loose, missing
drivers should always adhere to posted hicles that are in motion, and idling for or damaged gas caps contribute to the
speed limits to protect themselves, their as little as 10 seconds wastes more gas evaporation of roughly 147 million gal-
passengers and others on the road. The than restarting the engine. Drivers con- lons of gas per year. That’s both waste-
U.S. Department of Transportation notes cerned about overtaxing their engines ful and costly. When filling up at the gas Driving efficiently can make roadways
that, in 2015, 27 percent of motor vehi- shortly after starting them can warm station, turn the cap until your hear it safer, benefit the environment and save
cle crash deaths were speeding-related. their engines by easing into their drives click.
But according to the U.S. Environmen- drivers considerable amounts of money.
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Maintain Sparkling Roofing Materials Transform The
Clear Pool Water Look & Functionality Of A Home
SPARKLE ... Routine testing helps pool owners stay on When renovating a home, homeowners may not give WOW FACTOR ... Replacing or renovating a roof can be an
top of sanitation and pH levels to keep pool water optimal. ample thought to the roof unless there is a leak or another impactful home improvement project.
sign of damage. It’s easy to forget about the roof when very durable and quite heavy, so they must be installed
Swimming weather is something to enjoy. But for pool materials are working properly. Some people put off re- by a professional. These tiles can make Mediterranean-,
owners, few things are more of a headache than wanting placing or repairing a roof simply because of the costs of Spanish- or mission-style houses stand out even more.
to jump into the pool only to find that the water is cloudy, such undertakings. However, the right roof can improve Their long-lasting nature can help offset the price tag.
green and uninviting. the appearance of a home and provide protection against
the elements, potentially preventing damage to a home’s • Metal: Metal roofs are usually made from fully re-
Clean pools are safe, and that safety requires periodic interior as well. cyclable steel, aluminum or alloy, making them an eco-
maintenance. Homeowners may need to periodically re- friendly choice. Metal roofs also reflect the sun’s rays and
visit pool water chemistry and cleaning techniques in or- Roofing materials have evolved over the years, but the can be an energy-efficient option in hot climates.
der to maintain clean, healthy and safe pools. most common type of roofing material is the asphalt shin-
gle. These shingles are a relatively modern invention, with • Slate: One of the longest-lasting materials available
DISINFECTANT LEVELS the first “asphalt prepared roofing” serving as a forerun- in roofing products, slate is fireproof and comes in vari-
Maintaining a satisfactory level of disinfectant will ner to asphalt shingles, appearing in the late 1800s. ous natural colors and shapes. Once installed, slate re-
help prevent the multiplication of bacteria and algae in quires very little maintenance. However, slate can be cost-
the pool. Many pools are kept clean through the use of Roofing materials will need to meet a particular area’s prohibitive because its delicacy and weight requires extra
chlorine products. The ratio of chlorine to water needed fire codes and must be able to withstand any extreme roofing support and professional installation.
to maintain the clarity of the water depends on the size of weather conditions common to the geographic region
the pool, the sanitizer used, weather, sunlight and evapo- where the home is located. Certain roofing materials may Changing a roof means years of improved performance
ration, and the pH. In many instances, the available free be heavier than others and may require special framing. and an instant uplift to the look of a home.
chlorine in a pool when tested should be between 3 and Work with an experienced roofing contractor to learn
4 ppm to offer adequate sanitation. Frequent testing will more about your available options and to shed light on
help pool owners gauge how well the pool water is holding any special installation or maintenance issues to consider
chlorine and how to compensate if extra is needed. before construction begins.
BRUSHING/VACUUMING The following are just some of the roofing materials
Nearly every pool owner has had to deal with algae homeowners may want to consider.
at some point in his or her life. One of the best ways to
minimize algae spores in the pool besides high-sanitation • Asphalt shingles: The most popular roofing mate-
levels is through routine brushing and vacuuming. Ac- rial, asphalt shingles are guaranteed for 20 to 30 years,
cording to Leslie’s Pool Supplies, pool walls, floors and which helps solidify this choice as a smart-value product.
steps are the most common places to find algae in a pool. For some homeowners, a downside to shingles is that,
If left untreated, algae can burrow their roots inside the because they are so popular, they’re seen everywhere. So
cracks on these surfaces, making them very difficult to re- those homeowners looking to make a unique statement
move. That’s why weekly (or more frequent) brushing and with their roofing materials may want to choose a differ-
vacuuming can help keep surfaces clean and algae-free. ent option.
Vacuuming also helps remove debris that has fallen into
the water and sunk, which can decompose and contribute • Wood shingles and shakes: A wood roof is another
to water cloudiness. possibility, but some homeowners find wood roofs require
more money to install and more effort to maintain than
MAINTAIN PH roofs made with other materials. Wood shingles are sawn
Maintaining the proper chemical balance of pool water from logs and are thin, while shakes are thick, rough and
will help keep it clean and protect system components formed by being split from logs.
from damage. The pH level of pool water measures its
acidity or alkalinity. The pH level should be between 7.4 • Clay or concrete tiles: These tiles add texture and
and 7.6 for best results. Latham Pool Products says water elegance to a roof, says HGTV. Clay or concrete tiles are
that is too acidic can cause eye and skin irritation and
damage liners or equipment with corrosion. High pH may Great Ideas To Help Freshen Up Your Home
cause cloudy water and make chlorine less active. Again,
frequent testing helps pool owners understand their wa- After a few months of chilly tire color scheme with new pillows. rugs and carpets are deep-cleaned.
ter chemistry better and make adjustments. temperatures, come spring, many • Clean existing light fixtures. Sprinkle and then vacuum up after
homeowners are eager to throw a few hours.
FILTRATION open their windows and doors and Another way to brighten the mood
For cleanliness, water circulation and filtration is es- breathe new life into their homes. in a home is to periodically clean • Color-coordinate bookshelves.
sential. This helps spread the chemicals to all areas of Simple changes made now - even light fixtures to make sure they Group all books with similarly col-
the pool and also helps to remove debris. Filters come before the weather begins to warm are working effectively. Spend time ored covers together for an instant
in different types, including sand, diatomaceous earth, or up - can improve interior spaces dusting them and cleaning off any and eye-appealing look.
DE, and cartridge. Each has its pros and cons. How long and brighten the atmosphere of a accumulated debris.
to run the filter depends on water temperature, gallons of home. • Simmer some homemade home
water in the pool and the estimated water turnover rate • Give rugs and floors a deep deodorizer. In a large pot, boil wa-
of the filter. Pool owners can start with longer filter run • Go plant shopping. Research cleaning. Recirculated air may be ter and some scented herbs, such
times and gradually cut down until they find the right rate from NASA suggests adding at least full of dust and other microscop- as rosemary, citrus rinds, vanilla,
based on water appearance, according to popular pool fo- one plant in your home per 100 ic particles that end up blowing or lavender. The aroma will waft
rum Trouble Free Pools. square feet is efficient enough to throughout your home. Also, it’s through the home, creating a pleas-
Pools can be great places to spend warm, sunny days. clean air. Fresh foliage also makes easy to track in dirt and other mate- ing scent.
With care, pools can remain clean and clear throughout a home feel warm and inviting. rials on your shoes that become im-
warm weather seasons bedded in carpeting. At least once a • Invest in new window treat-
• Swap out throw pillows. Accent year, rent or enlist the surfaces of ments. Lightweight draperies or
pillows on beds and sofas are quick carpet and upholstery cleaners to new blinds or shades can trans-
and inexpensive ways to add new give floors a thorough cleaning. You form the look of a room. Be sure to
bursts of color to rooms. You may may be surprised at how clean and keep curtains and blinds open dur-
be able to make over a room’s en- fresh a home looks and smells once ing the day to maximize the hours
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