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The Village Reporter - August 2nd, 2017

The Village Reporter - August 2nd, 2017





THIS WEEK IN Wauseon Breaks Ground On New Child Advocate Service

TvHIELLAGE reporter Pool With May 2018 Opening Planned Coming To Williams County

AJ Door Hosts Annual Open PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF By: James Pruitt
•••• NEW POOL ... Wauseon officials broke ground at the site of the city’s new pool at As the opioid epidemic spreads through Williams
Bryan School Board Reighard Park July 24. The new pool will be constructed where the old pool that County, children are being caught up the wake of their
Approves New Hires closed in 2008 had been. On hand for the ceremony were B. Martinez of Rupp- parents’ addictions and often left without an advocate. No
•••• Rosebrook, Paul Zumfelde, former president of the New Pool for Wauseon Commit- more. Beginning in August CASA will be expanding from
tee, Joe Thourot, Duket Architects and Planners, Toledo, Bonnie Grisier, Wauseon its home in Henry County to include Defiance and Wil-
Near Perfect Weather For Pool Committee, Mayor Kathy Huner, Kelly Rashley, Wauseon Park Board. liams counties. The move came after the agency received
Wauseon Homecoming a grant and asked the judges from each county if they
would interested in CASA coming there.
•••• “The timing was great because of the opioid epidem-
Swanton Schools Building ic,” Pam Thompson, facilitator of outreach for CASA said.
Project Makes Additions CASA serves as court-appointed advocates for children
who are abused and neglected and often go unrepresent-
•••• ed in court proceedings. The problem is growing because
Edon Village To Discuss of the opioids, Thompson said.“There is the judge, the
Full Time Police Officer prosecutor, the mom has representation and the dad has
representation, but no one advocates for the children,”
•••• Thompson said.
Sports Winners & Chicken CASA began in 1991 and since then people have seen
Dinners At Lyons Festival what it could with some grant and other funding. It has
been a Henry County-based entity for its existence. The
•••• main office will continue to be in Napoleon. The agency
Edgerton Ballpark will launch the expansion from 1-3 Aug. 2 at its main of-
Bash Grand Slams fice. The ...
Homecoming Weekend
Several Young Ladies Demolition Begins On
Compete For Miss Edon Former Swanton High School




this week In
Area sports

new By: James Pruitt is for a single pool, two 1-meter boards,
THE VILLAGE REPORTER a 20-foot slide and zero-degree entrance.
new Exclusively at The 8,000-square-foot pool will be filled
It’s been nearly a decade since the by 280,000 gallons of water, he said. “It
Exclusively at superior coverage in half the time people of Wauseon had a municipal will have six lanes configured for racing,”
swimming pool, but now the wait is al- Thourot said. “It will have a diving well.
ACE HARDWARE most over. City officials broke ground We are using the original bath house.”
July 24 on the site of where a new, Olym-
1495 N. SHOOP AVE. pic-sized pool will be ready for swim- Construction began the week of July
WAUSEON, OH 43567 mers next May. The $1.6 million project 24 with digging the ground where the
will include renovations to the old bath pool will be. The bath house will be get-
(419) 335-1717 house, water slide and the pool. ting a new pitched roof. Work the build-
Mon33_115288_0811 - Sat: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm; Sun: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm ing and the pool should be mostly ...
Voters approved a $1.4 million tax
superior coverage in half the time levy, architect Joe Thourot said. The levy CONTINUED ON PAGE 3


Stryker’s Dollar General Celebrates
Grand Opening With Ribbon Cutting

DEMOLITION ... Workers from D & R Demolition and Re-
moval of Archbold begin the razing project.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS ... Stryker’s Dollar General held a ribbon cutting on Saturday July 29, 2017 with a crowd
gathering for the grand opening. Pictured from left to right: Joe Beck (mayor), Ashley Jaggers (employee), Lee The structure that housed the education of tens of
Armstrong (council member) Patsy Mealer (WEDCO), Holly White (manager), Rex Blevins (council member), and thousands of Swanton youth for more than 100 years will
Beth Rediger (fiscal officer). soon be no more. Built in 1904, one year after the State
of Ohio celebrated its Centennial Anniversary, the “old”
Swanton High School, located on Cherry Street is being
demolished as part of a project that includes the remodel-
ing of Crestwood and Park Elementary Schools and the
current Swanton High School.

There were several efforts to save the building from the
wrecking ball unfortunately, in the final analysis, the cost
was too high and the decision was made to raze an inte-
gral part of Swanton’s history. The demolition project is
expected to take approximately two months.

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Local Obituaries

Genevieve Gibson (1935 - 2017) Paul Stantz (1928 - 2017) Robert Scott, Sr. (1925 - 2017)

Genevieve M. Gibson, Paul Lavon Stantz, VETERAN Robert E. Scott, Sr.,
81, of Pioneer, passed 89, of Montpelier, passed age 92, died Saturday
away on Friday, July 21, away on Tuesday, July July 22, 2017 at Heritage
2017 at the Defiance Area 25, 2017 at Evergreen Village Nursing Home in Waterville, Ohio.
Inpatient Hospice Center Manor Nursing Home in He was born June 14, 1925 to Milton and Vyril
in Defiance. Montpelier. (Campbell) Scott.
She was born on July He enlisted in the Army in 1943 and served in the
25, 1935 in Granite, He was born on May 502nd Parachute Infantry 101st Division. He earned
Maryland to Jesse L. and 31, 1928 in Superior three Bronze Stars from battles in Ardennes, Rhine-
Mildred C. (Shifflett) Mow- Township to Oliver D. land, and Central Europe, a Victory Medal WWII, and
bray. and Leona I. (Humbarger) a Purple Heart during his service to our country. He
Genevieve retired from Stantz. Paul graduated was honorably discharged January 17, 1946. He at-
Viersville Elementary from Kunkle High School tended college at the University of Toledo. He worked
School in Silver Spring, in 1948, where he spent for Charles R Stevens, Lock Rings Inc., Libby Glass,
Maryland. She was a for- time as manager of the and Bunting Brass. His retirement years were spent
mer member of the Eagles basketball team. selling antiques and books and making new friends.
and the Moose in Montpelier. He loved spending time with fellow veterans.
She is survived by her two daughters, Deb (Terry) He retired from Robi- Surviving relatives are his sister Vyril Brown,
Seevers of Montpelier and Sandi (Dan) Koch of Alvord- nair in Montpelier in 1972. Paul also worked as a lo- daughter Janis (James) Robison, of Larwill, Indiana,
ton; seven grandchildren; seventeen great grandchil- cal painter around the area. He was a member of the son Robert (Lisa) Scott, Jr., of Delta, Ohio, and grand-
dren; one great great grandchild; one brother, Floyd Pioneer Church of the Nazarene. Paul enjoyed driving sons Brandon Scott of Columbus, Ohio and Lucas
(Betty) Mowbray of Churchill, TN; two sisters, Lois around the country side in his car and spending time Scott of Delta, Ohio.
(Larity) Hose of Moorefield, WV and Patsy Collins of with his family. He will be dearly missed. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife
Sykesville, MD. Janice Scott, one brother Arthur (Alice) Scott, and
Genevieve was preceded in death by her parents, Paul is survived by his sister, Lois (Paul) Clark of three sisters, Ellen Maria (Robert) Pore, Betty (Lester)
husband Paul Gibson and daughter, Kathie Koch. Bryan; numerous nieces and nephews; other family Heege, and Clarabelle Scott.
Memorial contributions may be made to CHP Hos- members and good friends. He was preceded in death The family requests that memorial contributions be
pice. Online condolences may be left at www.theth- by his parents, two sisters, Viola Rummel and Leota given to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. On- Grubbs; three brothers, Cleo and Maurice Stantz and line condolences may be offered to the family at www.
infant brother, Walter Ray Stantz.

Michelle M. Neuenschwander (1958 - 2017) Paul will be laid to rest in a private family service at ADDITIONAL OBITUARIES ON PAGE 3
West Buffalo Cemetery in Edgerton. Funeral arrange-
Michelle M. Neuen- ments have been entrusted to the Thompson-Geesey Reporter
schwander, age 58, of Funeral Home in Montpelier. Memorial contributions
Wauseon passed away may be made in his memory to Williams County Can-
unexpectedly early Sun- cer Assistance. Online condolences may be left at www. YOUR HOMETOWN NEWS SOURCE FOR WILLIAMS & FULTON COUNTY, OHIO
day July 30, 2017, at the
Center. Prior to her retir- Jacob N. Myers (1931 - 2017)
ing as a custodian for the
Wauseon Public Schools Jacob “Jake” N. Myers,
she had worked in food 86, of Montpelier, Ohio
service with her father passed away July 29,
and had also worked in 2017, at Defiance Area In-
clerical support in various patient Hospice Center in
offices. Defiance.
The son of Zella S.
Mrs. Neuenschwander (Keck) and Newton Myers,
was born in Wauseon on he was born January 2,
September 29, 1958, the daughter of the late Charley 1931 in Oakwood, Ohio.
Griesinger and Ella Ward. She was a graduate of Sand He married Joanne Dick
Creek High School. On April 7, 1990, she married on June 4, 1960, in Del-
Brent “B” Neuenschwander and he survives. She was a ta, Ohio. Jacob attend- REGULATION & POLICY:
member of the Emmaus Lutheran Church in Wauseon. ed Pioneer High School.
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brothers-in-law, Larry (Ginni) Neuenschwander, Ken- the former Central United Brethren Church in Mont- tion of the publisher/editor with respect given to opinion, yet protection
neth (Charlene) Neuenschwander, siblings; Pat King, pelier, where he served in many different positions given to the subject. Letters must be limited to a word count of 500.
Sandra (Alex) Howard, Richard (Cheryl) Griesinger, over the years. Jacob most recently attended Grace * It is the goal of “The Village Reporter” to present news in a fair and
Charlene Hurst, Ronald “Bud” (Billie) Griesinger, Community Church in Bryan. balanced format. “The Village Reporter” makes every effort to stay neu-
Rhonda (Toby) Hines and Robert Griesinger. Preceding Jacob was a former member of Trackside Modeler’s tral in political and other debatable issues. It is the desire of the com-
her in death was her father Charley Griesinger, sister Club of Montpelier, having had a lifetime hobby of pany to print facts and allow our readers to process information, draw-
Jackie Baters and brother Carl Jones. model railroading. He was also an avid gardener and ing their own opinions.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00am Thursday enjoyed being outside. * Newspaper counter sales are available throughout Williams and Ful-
August 3, 2017, at the Emmaus Lutheran Church in In addition to his wife of 57 years, he is survived ton Counties in Northwest Ohio.
Wauseon with the Rev. Dennis Mann officiating. In- by one son Glenn (Kelly) Myers of Wolverine Lake, * Newspaper deadline for submitting news releases, sports statistics
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Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday Au- p.m.
gust 2, 2017, from 2:00-8:00pm in the fellowship hall * “The Village Reporter” publishes 49 editions per year with two non
of the Emmaus Lutheran Church. The family requests print weeks during the summer and one non print week around the
that memorial contributions be made to a music and holidays.
drama scholarship being established in Michelle’s
name for Wauseon High School. Online condolences Michigan; one daughter Teresa (Duane) Herlein of By-
may be made to the family at The ron Center, Michigan; five grandchildren Caitlin My-
Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been en- ers, Sarah (Joel) Rahn, Jacob Myers, Tyler and Mitchel
trusted with arrangements. Herlein; two brothers Rell Lincoln Myers of Montpelier
and Richard (Joan) Myers of West Unity, Ohio; and
brother-in-law Kenneth Dick of Delta, Ohio.
Jacob was preceded in death by his parents and 115 Broad Street, Montpelier, Ohio
sister Amelia Myers. Open: Mon. - Fri. (9 a.m. - 5 p.m).; Sat. (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
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graveside rites provided by the Montpelier Veterans. STRYKER EDGERTON
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Com- Stryker Main Stop, Main Stop, C-Store
Rebecca L. Mahnke (1945 - 2017) munity Church. Condolences can be left at www. Stryker General Store WAUSEON
Rebecca L. “Becky” WEST UNITY Chief Supermarket,
Mahnke, age 72, of Lois Arlene Wheeler (1932 - 2017) Valero, Shamrock, Marathon, Walmart
Wauseon passed away Courtview Mart Shell,
early Thursday July 27, Lois Arlene Wheeler, 85 years, of West Unity, passed Dollar General Circle K, Dollar General
2017 at Heartland of away Sunday, July 30, 2017 in her residence with her FAYETTE
Wauseon. She had worked family at her side. Lois was born January 3, 1932 in PIONEER/HOLIDAYCITY
at the former McCord Cor- Fayette, Ohio, the daughter of the late Arlo and Delia Circle K, Main Stop, Main Stop, Village Market,
poration in Wauseon for 17 (Heisler) Kuney. She was a 1950 graduate of Gorham- Dollar General
years. She had also been a Fayette High School. She married Harold J. Wheeler ARCHBOLD Dollar General,
lifelong Homemaker. on November 17, 1951 in West Unity, and he preceded Hutch’s Marathon,
her in death on July 1, 2015. Lois was a homemaker, Valero, Super Value, Cornerstone Floral & Gifts
Mrs. Mahnke was devoted to the care of her family. Lois was a member of Rite Aid, Circle K, EDON / BLAKESLEE
born on June 4, 1945 the Bryan Eagles Aerie #2233, She thoroughly enjoyed Dollar General, Pop Shop
in Wauseon, Ohio the flowers, butterflies and birds, especially Blue jays and Slattery
daughter of the late Har- Cardinals but truly treasured the time she spent with DELTA Shamrock
old and the late Betty her family, especially her grandchildren and great- Dollar General, Kwik Stop
(Leininger) Nofziger. On grandchildren. LYONS
November 3, 1973 she married Jerry Mahnke and he Delta Speedway Main Stop
survives. Spending time with her family was her great- Surviving are her three children, Rick (Susan) MONTPELIER SWANTON
est joy. Surviving besides her husband, Jerry are sons; Wheeler of Defiance, Lonny (Becky) Wheeler of West Ace Automotive, Dollar General,
Troy (Dawn), Matthew (Kristy), Joseph (Erin) and Jer- Unity and Vicky Wheeler Herzog of West Unity; seven Main Stop, Circle K, Swanton Pharmacy
emy (Katie). Also surviving are grandchildren; Holly, grandchildren, Derek (Alison) Wheeler, Brian Wheel- Dollar General, Rowes, METAMORA
Hope, Luke, Dustin, Madisyn, Makayla, Mason, Alona, er, Liz (Jason) Cisneros, Matt (Jaclyn) Wheeler, Ryan Millers New Market,
James, Cameron, Tyler and Lawson. Sisters; Barba- (Beth) Koverman, Amber (Jeremy) Keller and Jade Her- Two Brothers Market, TMart
ra (Jim) Short, Patty (Lamar-deceased) Gisel, Connie zog; ten great-grandchildren; four brothers and four Rings Pharmacy BRYAN
Nofziger, Lisa Nofziger and brother Tim Nofziger also sisters. She was preceded in death by her parents and Circle K, Main Stop,
survive. Preceding her in death was brother Gene her husband, Harold. PETTISVILLE Fountain City Ice House,
Nofziger. Sunday’s Market, Dollar General, Walmart
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Edgar- There will be no visitation and private family ser- Phil’s One Stop
Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon with Pastor Pete vices will be held. Arrangements are under the care
Chestnut officiating. Interment was in the Wauseon of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 202 North Liberty Postmaster, please send address corrections to:
Union Cemetery. The family requests that memorial Street, West Unity.
contributions be made to the charity of the Donor’s THE VILLAGE REPORTER
choice. Online condolences may be made to the fam- Those planning an expression of sympathy are
ily at The Edgar-Grisier Funeral asked to consider memorial contributions be made to 115 Broad Street, Montpelier, Ohio 43543
Home in Wauseon has been entrusted with arrange- the charity of the donor’s choice.
ments. Periodical Mail Postage Paid At Bryan, OH 43506
Condolences may be sent to the family or the online
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2 - “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017


Obits (Continued) Wauseon Breaks Ground On New Pool ...
completed by January, Thourot said. brought up to code.
James H. Blosser, Sr. (1938 - 2017) The ceremony was the culmination of the efforts For Mayor Huner, the day was one a lot of people

James H. Blosser, Sr., of a committee dedicated to constructing a new pool. have been waiting for. Two previous levies seeking
78, of East Main St., Fay- The committee formed in 2010 and was initially led by funding for a pool failed, but with the success of the
ette, died Sunday, July Paul Zumfelde, who was involved until 2014. A 2.6- 2015 request, the city will have one its jewels back
30, 2017, at Heartland of mill levy request was sent to the voters in 2015 and next spring. “They have been waiting a long time for it
Wauseon, where he had garnered 63 percent approval. “Very strong commu- and here we are,” Huner said. “When the people got it
been in care for the past nity support,” Zumfelde said. back in their hands, they said this is where we want it
few weeks. Born Novem- and how we want it. They decided to go forward. I can’t
ber 6, 1938, in Weyers The original pool, which dated back to the 1940s, wait to hear that first splash.”
Cave, Virginia, he was the was closed due to leakage. The new pool will have a
steel casing to prevent leaks, Committee member Bon- James Pruitt may be reached at
nie Grisier said. The state-of-the-art pool comes at a
reasonable price, she said. The bath house will be
son of the late Roy Lee
and Ida Alice (Mitchell)
He married Patricia
Brehm on June 3, 1966, Child Advocate Service Coming To Williams County
in Archbold, OH, and the
couple lived their entire
married life in Fayette, event will also begin the call for volunteers, a large general foster care population.
VETERAN recently celebrating 51 need. The use of volunteers saves tens of millions of dol-

years of marriage and the Volunteers only work one or two cases at a time, lars in child welfare costs. Just 12 percent of children
love of their children and grandchildren. CASA literature states. When children have a volun- assigned to a CASA volunteer remain in long-term fos-
While his roots were in Virginia, Jim moved with his teer they spend less time in long-term foster care, ter care, compared to 16 percent of the general foster
family to Michigan when he was a teenager, following experience fewer out-of-home placements and have care population.
his father’s work as a truck driver. He later graduated improved results in school. More than 90 percent of
from Kellogg High School in Battle Creek. children with CASA volunteers never re-enter the child James Pruitt may be reached at
welfare system. That’s compared to 87 percent of the

Jim served proudly in the United States Air Force
from 1957 to 1965, working as an airplane mechanic,
servicing planes in Guam during the Vietnam War and Bryan School Board Approves New Hires
also serving in Greenland and Iceland.
He had many interests including model cars and
fishing, but his passion was following Michigan sports. By: James Pruitt hrs per day, effective 17-18 school year; Judy Smith
He was a devoted fan of the Detroit Tigers and Detroit THE VILLAGE REPORTER to 6-12 1 on 1/PM Bus Aide, 7.75 hrs per day, effec-
Lions, as well as the Michigan State Spartans. He was tive 17-18 school year; Jennifer Andrews to 6-12 AM
also a member of the Wauseon Community Church The Bryan City Schools Board of Education held Bus/Arrival/Breakfast/SH Monitor Aide, 5.0 hrs per
and the Wauseon American Legion Post 265. a regular Meeting Monday, July 17 and conducted day, effective 17-18 school year; Kim Hissong to 6-12
In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by five chil- the following business. Revenue was $804,426 for SH Monitor/PM Bus Aide, 4.75 hrs per day, effective
dren, James Blosser, Jr. of Defiance, Brad (Lynette) June and that $43,985 over budget. Year-to-date was 17-18 school year; Dee Herman to PK-5 Arrival/1 on
Brehm of Fayette, Chris Blosser of Fayette, Pam (Todd) $20.67 million which was $281,000 over budget. Ex- 1/Lunch/Dismissal Aide, 7.25 hrs per day, effective
Moody of Pettisville, and Paula (Dan) Markley of Fay- penses were $2,117,120 or $137,863 below budget. 17-18 school year; Maria Panico to PK-5 Arrival/1 on
ette; a sister, Lavannah (George) Verburg of Tullahoma, Year to date was $20.2 million, or about $523,000 be- 1/Dismissal Aide, 7.25 hrs per day, effective 17-18
TN; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Bob (Mert) Brehm of low budget. school year; Taryn Walz to PK-5 Bus/Sensory/Lunch/
Wauseon, and Neale and Mary Ellen Chase of Fayette; Lunch Detention Aide, 5.75 hrs per day, effective 17-
twelve grandchildren, Lindsey, Mallory, Emily, Jerri- The board accepted the following donations: $7,600 18 school year; Amanda Siders to PK-5 Sensory/Bus
ca, Tyler, Noah, Wyatt, Quinn, Josh, Mitch, Montana, in classroom supplies from the Elementary PTO; $900 Aide, 5.5 hrs per day, effective 17-18 school year and
and Jacob; and six great-grandchildren, Kinley, Brody, for Character Trait Awards from the Elementary PTO ; Janie Laukhuf to PK-5 Arrival/1 on 2/Bus Aide, 7.75
Whitney, Brooklyn, Emberlyn, and Gwendolyn. $4,000 for 6-12 campus assemblies from the Academ- hrs per day, effective 17-18 school year.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death ic Booster Club; $2,000 for headsets to the Athletic
by two brothers, Roy Lee Blosser, Jr. and Ernest Rus- Department from the Little Bears Football program Extended Time Contracts for 2017-2018 School
sell Blosser, in infancy; as well as brother- and sister- Year: Sarah Vashaw, Angelle Reineck – 10 days Sup-
in-law Roger and Carol Prior. The board approved the following administrative plemental Contracts: Newspaper/Photography Advisor
A funeral service was at the Eagle Funeral Home recommendations: A resolution waiving the middle – Matt Neff (5 percent) Newspaper/Photography Advi-
in Fayette with Pastor Tim Moebs officiating. Burial in school career-technical requirements of ODE. The sor – Stephanie Grube (5 percent) Newspaper/Photog-
Pleasant View Union Cemetery in Fayette with military resolution covers grades seven and eight for 2017- raphy Advisor – Nathan Keel (3 percent) and Jr High
rites performed by the Fulton County Honor Guard. 18 only. The board approved an Attendance Officer Cross Country Coach – Betsy Schlosser. The board’s
Those planning an expression of sympathy may Service Agreement for 2017-2018 with the Williams next meeting is 7 p.m. Aug. 21– FH Conference Room.
consider memorial contributions in honor of Jim to the County Juvenile Court. The agreement runs from July
family to help with final expenses. Friends can share 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018. The school will pay the James Pruitt may be reached at
court $4,750. The payment is due Aug. 1.

memories and words of comfort with the family online The board approved the NwOESC Mentor Program Edon School Board Approves
at 2017-2018 agreement for services. The program in- Resignation Of Elementary
volves resident educators whom the center will train,
support and provide resources, while the school will School Principal
pay the center per resident educator to cover costs:
FULTON COUNTY SPORTSMEN’S CLUB IS PLEASED TO HOST Year 1 $150; YR 2 $75; YR 3 $75 and YR 4 $25. principal reports shaved
a lot of time off. Lead-
WOMEN & YOUTH TRAP SHOOTING The board approved the administrative compensa- ership changes are the
THURSDAY NIGHTS: 5:00 pm to ?? tion and benefits schedule. The board approved the rage at Edon this year
1st Sunday of each month: 10:00 am to ??? following personnel - recommendations: with Stevens replacing
7700 County Road 14 • Wauseon, OH 43567 the retiring John Grang-
Resignations of Lisa Frame, educational aide, ef- er. The school has not
FREE Shells & Targets for Women & Youth under 17. fective July 10; Marvin Matthews, bus driver, effective announced a replace-
Shotguns are also provided July 31; Lauren Ruple, Grade 6 Social Studies teach- ment for Stevens as high
er, effective July 10; Sara Schaper, Grade 4 Classroom school principal.
** This trap event is made possible from a grant from the Ohio Division of Wildlife teacher, effective Aug. 11; Two-year administrative
Check us out on facebook or visit our website: contract beginning Aug. 1: Kristal Lockwood – PK-5 The board did accept Elementary Administrator with emphasis in Special the resignation of El-
Education. Three-year administrative contract begin- ementary School Prin-
ning Aug. 1, 2018: Chad Bassett, director of federal PHOTO PROVIDED cipal Michelle Molargik.
grants and operations; Brian Arnold, 6-12 adminis- She is taking a job at
trator; Mark Rairigh, director of secondary education; NEW SUPERINTENDENT DeKalb Central Schools
Julie Taylor, 6-12 administrator. ... Anthony Stevens takes to become an elementary
over as Superintendent school principal for that
One-year administrative contract beginning Aug. for the retiring John district. The board ap-
1, 2018: Karyn Cox, director of Elementary Educa- Granger. proved Stevens posting
tion and Amy Dominique, PK-5 administrator admin- the opening.
istrative. Contract addendums: Diana Savage, Chad By: James Pruitt
Bassett, Mark Rairigh, Steve Alspaugh, Brian Arnold, THE VILLAGE REPORTER The board also hired
Julie Taylor, Eric Ruffer, Karyn Cox, Amy Dominique, Lucus Jordan as a physi-
Brent Saneholtz, Joe Beck, Ned Ruffer, Tom Karnes, Anthony Stevens suc- cal science/physics
Gary Wyse, Kim Miller and Kristal Lockwood. cessfully completed his and chemistry teacher
first school board meet- for a one-year contract,
Administrative retire-rehire limited contract: Ned ing as superintendent in Step 10, BA. Treasurer
Ruffer – Maintenance Director/Supervisor. Indepen- Edon, even with his pre- Deb Nester reported the
dent contractor services agreement: Laura Eckhardt decessor watching from a district’s revenues are
as a consulting clinical psychologist for the period of respectful distance. up $756,077 from last
Aug. 1, 2017 through July 31, 2020. year and expenses are
The Edon Board of Ed- $561,834 higher. The fis-
One Year Limited Teaching Contract: Brad Eick- ucation met July 18 with cal year-to-date revenues
hoff, MS/HS Physical Education/Health Teacher, BA their new school chief in are $376,435 more than
level, 8 years experience, A-1 salary schedule; Blake his new chair. The board expenses. The district
Rockey, MS/HS Intervention Teacher, BA level, 2 years breezed through the will be doing some patch-
experience, A-1 salary schedule; Angelle Reineck, MS/ meeting in about 30 min- ing of the parking lot this
HS Part-Time Social Worker , 61% Contract, BA level, utes as the absence of summer.
2 years experience, A-1 salary schedule and Sarah
Vashaw, PK-5 Social Worker, MA level, 10 years expe- James Pruitt
rience, A-1 salary schedule. may be reached at
Contract Staff – Website/Social Media: Dee Collins,
up to 10 hrs per week, paid at tutor rate, for the 2017-
2018 school year. Transfer Certificated Personnel: Ala-
na Perkins to Grade 4 Math/Science Teacher effective
with the 2017-2018 school year.

Transfer Classified Personnel: Karen Pettit to 6-12
Server, 3.5 hrs per day, effective Sept. 6; Nancy Rusk
to PK-5 Server, 3.5 hrs per day, effective Sept. 6;
Kathy Lamberson to 6-12 1 on 2/Chromebook Check-
In Aide, 7.0 hrs per day, effective 17-18 school year;
Vicki Stambaugh to 6-12 AM Bus/1 on 1 Aide, 7.5


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WEST UNITY POLICE license suspension and fees. Failure to pended. No future violations within the Ralph, Ariel S. (Wauseon, Ohio).
DEPARTMENT control. Fine: $50; Costs: $40. next 3 years. 68/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $88.

(July 17) Unsecure premises Baker, Desiree G. (West Unity, Ohio). Fischer, Kayla K. (Montpelier, Ohio). Ringenberg, Brent D. (Wauseon,
(July 17) Agency assist FRA suspension. Fine: $350; Costs: Domestic violence. Fine: $350; Costs: Ohio). Expired operator’s license. Fine:
(July 17) Medical emergency $176.90. Operator’s license suspended $285; Jail: 180 days with 180 days $37; Costs: $88.
(July 17) Speed/ No O. L. citation from May 15, 2017 to August 13, 2017. suspended. No future violations within
(July 19) Traffic crash/Hit skip Stop sign. Fine: $50; Costs: $40. Re- next 5 years. No threatening or violent Seibert, Melinda N. (West Unity,
(July 19) Speed/Warning (3) new registration. Fine: $35; Costs: $40. contact with victim. Ohio). 50/35 speed. Fine: $47; Costs:
(July 20) Lock out (2) $88.
(July 20) Ordinance violation (2) Bashore, Courtney D. (Montpelier, Gambler, Michelle M. (Bryan, Ohio).
(July 20) Animal problem Ohio). 67/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: File City Tax – 2015 (Bryan). Fine: $200 Shunck, Mary B. (Swanton, Ohio).
(July 20) Telephone harassment $79. with $200 suspended; Costs: $114; 57/35 speed. Fine: $100; Costs: $88.
(July 20) Speed/Warning (2) Jail: 30 days with 30 days suspended.
(July 21) Agency assist Dubois, Michael A. (Montpelier, No future violations within 2 years. Stuckey, Rebecca J. (Stryker, Ohio).
(July 21) Animal problem Ohio). 55/35 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: Must file taxes within 2 weeks. 68/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $88.
(July 21) Speed/Warning (3) $79.
(July 22) Found property Lily, Ryan M. (Bryan, Ohio). Dis- Studer, Michaela H. (Montpelier,
(July 22) Criminal damaging Fifer, Amanda M. (Defiance, Ohio). orderly conduct. Fine: $250; Costs: Ohio). 69/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs:
(July 22) Animal problem 66/55 speed. Fine: $45; Costs: $79. $122.51; Jail: 30 days with 30 days $88.
(July 22) Speed/Warning suspended. No future violations within
(July 23) Medical emergency Fisher, William T. (Alvordton, Ohio). next 3 years. Wilson, Leland D. (Wauseon, Ohio).
(July 23) Criminal damaging FRA suspension. Fine: $200; Costs: 62/50 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
(July 23) Theft $85. Operator’s license suspended Young, Paul D. (Bryan, Ohio). Open
(July 23) Lock out from July 20, 2017 to August 19, 2017. container. Fine: $96; Costs: $79. Wyckhouse, Pamela K. (Delta, Ohio).
(July 23) Suspicious subject Failure to dim lights. Fine: $35; Costs: 53/40 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80.
(July 24) Unsecure premises $40. WILLIAMS COUNTY CIVIL
(July 24) Traffic crash / private For: Fulton County Health Center FULTON COUNTY CRIMINAL
property Gee, Jessica L. (Bryan, Ohio). OVI. (Wauseon, Ohio). Against: Baughman, Abbott, Jeremy J. (Swanton, Ohio).
(July 24) Agency assist (2) Fine: $650; Costs: $84; Jail: 180 days Braden (Montpelier, Ohio). $816.92. Disorderly conduct. Fine: $50; Costs:
(July 24) Animal problem with 150 days suspended. Operator’s For: Fulton County Health Center $70. No violations of law until June 1,
(July 24) Medical emergency license suspended from June 28, 2017 (Wauseon, Ohio). Against: Curtis, Jack 2019.
(July 24) Child neglect to June 28, 2020. No future violations (Bryan, Ohio) and Curtis, Jolynn (Bry- Greene, Richard J. (Delta, Ohio).
(July 25) Agency assist within next 2 years. Recovery Ser- an, Ohio). $679.75. Confine dog. Fine: $25; Costs: $70.
(July 25) Lock out vices of NW Ohio. Vacate ADM license For: Jay’s Heating & Cooling, LTD.
(July 25) Trespassing suspension and fees. Connection to (Bryan, Ohio). Against: Hicks, Vickey FULTON COUNTY CIVIL
(July 25) Speed / warning SCRAM unit for not less than 365 days. Sue (Bryan, Ohio). $2324.75. For: Watson Well Drilling, Inc. (Bry-
(July 26) Criminal damaging For: State Bank & Trust Co., The an, Ohio). Against: Lantz, Christian L.
(July 26) Citizen assist Hahn, Jay L. (West Unity, Ohio). Ex- (Defiance ,Ohio). Against: Baughman, (Fayette, Ohio). $1001.17.
(July 26) Agency assist pired operator’s license. Fine: $100; Melissa (Reading, Michigan). $351.04.
(July 26) Found property Costs: $79. For: State Bank & Trust Co., The FULTON COUNTY
(July 26) Red light / warning (Defiance ,Ohio). Against: Crawford PROSECUTOR’S NEWS LETTER
(July 27) Unsecure premises Hanna, Douglas O. (Bryan, Ohio). ,Christopher (Hillsdale, Michigan). A Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania man
(July 27) Speed / warning (2) OVI. Fine: $650; Costs: $89; Jail: 20 $236.56. was sentenced on July 28, 2017 in the
(July 27) Speed / citation (2) days with 17 days suspended. Opera- For: State Bank & Trust Co., The Fulton County Common Pleas Court.
(July 28) Agency assist (2) tor’s license suspended from June 18, (Defiance, Ohio). Against: Dowell ,Tony Michael J. Capitano, age 29, previ-
(July 28) Speed / warning 2017 to June 18, 2018. No future vio- (Hillsdale, Michigan). $514.42. ously pled guilty to Possession of Mari-
(July 28) Equipment / warning lations within 90 days. 1st Timers Re- For: State Bank & Trust Co., The huana. According to Fulton County
(July 29) Suspicious vehicle treat within 90 days. Vacate ADM li- (Defiance, Ohio). Against: Dykhuis, Prosecution Scott Haselman, on or
(July 29) Speed / warning (2) cense suspension and fees. James A. (Bryan, Ohio). $467. about March 4, 2017, Mr. Capitano
(July 30) Warrant service For: State Bank & Trust Co., The possessed marihuana.
(July 30) Traffic crash / hit skip Hicks, Thomas J. (Bryan, Ohio). OVI. (Defiance, Ohio). Against: Hambright, Judge Jeffrey Robinson sentences
(July 30) Speed / warning Fine: $850; Costs: $89; Jail: 180 days Patricia A. (Phoenix, Arizona). $190.35. Mr. Capitano to one year of community
with 150 days suspended. Operator’s For: State Bank & Trust Co., The control. He ordered Mr. Capitano to
WILLIAMS COUNTY license suspended from May 17, 2017 (Defiance, Ohio). Against: Hutchison, serve 17 days in CCNO with credit for
SHERRIFF’S OFFICE to May 17, 2020. No future violations Katrina (Montpelier, Ohio). $215. time served; pay prosecution costs; pay
On 7/28/2017 the Williams Co. within next 2 years. Recovery Services For: State Bank & Trust Co., The a fine of $250; be assessed by a drug/
Sheriffs Office was called to 436 Sen- of NW Ohio. Vacate ADM license sus- (Defiance, Ohio). Against: Sands, Mat- alcohol treatment facility and success-
eca Drive regarding a stabbing that pension and fees. Work release granted. thew (Montpelier, Ohio). $144.24. fully complete any recommended treat-
took place in the area of the residence. For: State Bank & Trust Co., The ment.
An altercation between several people Heston, Jakob (Montpelier, Ohio). (Defiance, Ohio). Against: Sumner, Ta- Failure to abide by these conditions
took place, however at the time the vic- Assured clear distance ahead. Fine: sha E. (Pioneer, Ohio). $110.95. could result in Mr. Capitano serving
tim did not wish to cooperate with the $71; Costs: $79. seven months in prison.
investigation. Though other witness FULTON COUNTY TRAFFIC
statements it was determined that a Hobbs, Stacy L. (Bryan, Ohio). Bejaige, Wendy H. (Swanton, Ohio). ***
Robert Poppe was a suspect in the in- 65/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Marked lanes. Fine: $102; Costs: $80. A New Jersey man was sentenced
cident along with having taken a Ford Blaylock, Marie E. (Swanton, Ohio). on July, 24 2017 in the Fulton Coun-
Expedition from the residence at Lake Jodry, Donald J. (Stryker, Ohio). 71/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80. ty common Pleas Court according to
Seneca. Robert Poppe and the stolen Driving under suspension. Fine: $250; Bryant, Abner O. (Swanton, Ohio). county prosecutor Scott A Haselman.
vehicle were entered into Law Enforce- Costs: $89; Jail: 30 days with 30 days 71/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80. Carlos Garcia-Ibarra, 35, previously
ment Computer base. suspended. Operator’s license sus- Burkett, Benjamin M. (Wauseon, pleaded guilty to Possession of Cocaine.
The same Deputy that took the pended from July 6, 2017 to August 5, Ohio). Driving under suspension. Fine: On March 26 he possessed cocaine.
stabbing report on 7/28/17 was work- 2017. No future violations within next $100; Costs: $88. Community control Judge Jeffrey L. Robinson sentenced
ing traffic grant overtime in the area 2 years. sanctions: Reserved: $900 fine and 500 Mr. Garcia-Ibarra to 1 year of com-
of US-20 and CR-6 when he observed hours community service. No violations munity control and ordered him to
the subject in the stolen vehicle a pur- Kania, Cathleen M. (Swanton, Ohio). of law until July 31, 2019. pay prosecution costs, pay a $500 fine,
suit started and after about a ten mile 77/55 speed. Fine: $71; Costs: $79. Diaz, Lydia (West Unity, Ohio). Traf- complete a drug treatment assessment
pursuit Robert Poppe’s vehicle became fic control device. Fine: $37; Costs: $88. and successfully complete any recom-
stuck in a ditch after attempting to Leyva, Delia (Archbold, Ohio). 74/55 Eicher, Debra A. (Wauseon, Ohio). mended treatment, and serve 10 days
elude the officer by driving thru fields. speed. Fine: $40; Costs: $85. 75/55 speed. Fine: $77; Costs: $80. in CCNO, with credit for time already
When the suspect fled on foot from the Holdridge, Paige E. (Delta, Ohio). served.
vehicle a perimeter was set up in the Logston, Shannon L. (Fayette, Ohio). Stop sign. Fine: $37; Costs: $80. Failure to comply could result in Mr.
area and K-9 from Stryker PD was able 69/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Infante, Christopher S. (Delta, Ohio). Garcia-Ibarra spending 8 months in
to respond and locate the subject af- 42/25 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $80. prison.
ter a track of less than a quarter mile. Mack, Kelly S. (Bryan, Ohio). 39/25 Kreiner, Timberly A. (Wauseon,
Robert Poppe was take to the Correc- speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Ohio). 70/55 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: ***
tions Center of Northwest Ohio and $80. A Delta woman was sentenced on
is facing numerous felony charges in Masten, Julie (Bryan, Ohio). 44/25 Layton, Joyce A. (Pettisville, Ohio). July 26, 2017 in the Fulton county
each incident. speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. 53/35 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $88. Common Pleas Court assording to
Loar, Michelle E. (Archbold, Ohio). county prosecutor Scott A. Hasel-
WILLIAMS COUNTY TRAFFIC Mings, Tasia M. (Bryan, Ohio). Failure to control. Fine: $102; Costs: man.
Altaffer, Rachel R. (Bryan, Ohio). 50/35 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. $88. Heidi Bates, 24, of 1617 Co. Rd.
50/35 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. Lovejoy, Thomas W. (Archbold, 5-2, previously pleaded to guilty to At-
Bailey, Ashley D. (Alvordton, Ohio). Moser, Joseph R. (Bryan, Ohio). Ohio). 59/40 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: tempted Theft of Drugs. On March 7,
OVI. Fine: $650; Costs: $90; Jail: 20 Driving under suspension. Fine: $125; $88. 2017 she attempted to steal drugs.
days with 17 days suspended. Opera- Costs: $79. McKinney, Jennifer K. (Fayette, Judge Jeffrey Robinson sentenced
tor’s license suspended from July 1, Ohio). 68/55 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: Ms. Bates to 3 years of community
2017 to July 1, 2018. No future viola- North, Brian K. (Stryker, Ohio). Im- $80. control and ordered her to pay restitu-
tions within next 2 years. 1st Timers proper start/back. Fine: $65; Costs: Miehls, Kristin J. (Stryker, Ohio). tion of $750 to the victim, stay out of
Retreat within 90 days. Vacate ADM $85. 50/35 speed. Fine: $47; Costs: $88. bars/taverns, not possess or consume
Nelson, Douglas J. (Swanton, Ohio). alcohol, abide by an 11:00 p.m. to 6:00
Schultz, Richard C. (Edgerton, Ohio). 60/50 speed. Fine: $37; Costs: $80. a.m. curfew, to report immediately to
70/55 speed. Fine: $46; Costs: $79. CCNO until accepted at Serenity Ha-
ven, and successfully complete all af-
Short, Caleb M. (Stryker, Ohio). Fail- tercare.
ure to control. Fine: $71; Costs: $79. Failure to comply could result in
Ms. Bates spending 11 months in pris-
Turner, William (Bryan, Ohio). No on.
driver’s license. Fine: $100; Costs: $79.

Vasquez, Anna L. (Montpelier, Ohio).
Stop sign. Fine: $35; Costs: $85.

Bailey, Ashley D. (Alvordton, Ohio).
Possession. Fine: $150; Costs: $40.
Operator’s license suspended from July
27, 2017 to January 23, 2018. Agency
to destroy contraband.
Cochran, Brandon J. (Montpelier,
Ohio). Furnishing. Fine: $300; Costs:
$95; Jail: 180 days with 180 days sus-


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POLICE, EMS, FIRE & COURT NEWS Open House & Car Show

Incidents In The Four County Area Leads To By: James Pruitt now has 14 employees. “It has kept
Grand Jury Indictments In Henry County THE VILLAGE REPORTER growing and growing,” Trisel said of his
business. He has more than doubled his
A Grand Jury indicted two men from the Toledo area in Henry County Common Under crystal clear skies and pleas- early goal for sales. While he can’t give
Pleas Court on Wed. July 26. An ongoing investigation by the ODNR Division of ant temperatures, the annual AJ Door a definitive reason for his success, he
Wildlife lead to the indictment of Edward Polansky Jr. (age 26) of Holland, Ohio and Open house attracted a good turnout of does say he loves to work hard and of-
Rodney Polansky (age 32) of Toledo, Ohio for their involvement in multiple vehicle people and vehicles. fer great customer service. “I love all the
break-ins targeting hunters during the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 deer hunting people,” Trisel said. His team is another
seasons. Both men were charged with engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, The event has become a popular reason as well. “We are a tight crew,”
possession of criminal tools and, failure to comply with order or signal of a police destination for northwest Ohioans in Trisel said. “We all work hard. We do all
officer. A total of 23 incidents were reported in Williams, Henry, Lucas, and Fulton search of quality garage doors and a the sales and service.”
Counties. Items reported stolen included several shotguns, muzzleloaders, bows, a chance to look at dozens of classic cars,
handgun, and numerous other hunting related items. trucks and motorcycles. The popularity The open house is a culmination of
of the event is evident as it has grown summer long promotion and he knows
INFORMATION PROVIDED from 15 vehicles in 2004 to more than people are coming to it in search of a
100 this year. In addition to the vehicles bargain. He estimates he alone has had
Swanton Schools Building and bargains, there was free barbecue more than $100,000 in sales in the past
Project Makes Additions and cake. Owner Jay Trisel said he had week and a half. The company sells CHI
more than 400 buns for the event and products and their sales reps were on
expected all of them to be consumed. At hand at the open house.
11:00 the line stretched out the ware-
house door. Three sheet cakes awaited AJ Door can handle any garage door
the masses as well. need from as small as 4 feet high to 36
feet, Trisel said. The company has cre-
Trisel has been in business for 21 ated a 50-foot opening, he said. “We are
years and has grown his business into very innovative, very industrious,” Trisel
a seven-figure operation. He initially said. “We are professional.”
stared AJ Door with his brother in 1996,
but took over the company in 2002. He James Pruitt may be reached at


SHINY AND NEW ... The new Pre-K classroom located in the Swanton High School

By: Bill O’Connell Jane Georgia retired. Filling the two prin- PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF
THE VILLAGE REPORTER cipal positions will be Kristi Molter as El-
ementary Principal and Leigh Pancoast as CARS ON DISPLAY ... The AJ Door Open house and awarded trophies for several
It was announced at the July 19 Swan- Assistant Principal pending receipts of all classes of classic cars, trucks and motorcycles. There was a People’s Choice award
ton Board of Education meeting that the necessary and relevant credentials. as well.
current building project has been amend-
ed to include two more classrooms and With the resignation of Superintendent Edon Village To Discuss
more storage space which will be added Jeff Schlade the Board has hired former
to the building at Crestwood. The change Delta School Superintendent Jay Lefevre
order will remain within the original proj- on an interim basis effective august 1,
ect budget as a result of the bids for the 2017. Mr. Lefevre most recently worked
Cherry St. abatement coming in much in a similar position with the Woodmore
lower than expected. The original proj- Local School District. His employment
ect is still on schedule to be completed by will end upon the successful hiring of a
the first day of the 2017-2018 school year, permanent superintendent.
September 7 and the new classrooms will
be completed sometime after. Also, a contract with Laurie L. Gom-
bash was approved to provide physical
More personnel resignations were ap- therapy service for students in the Swan-
proved including Elementary Principal ton Local School District for the 2017-
Paulette Baz and Middle School Assistant 2018 school year.
Principal Tim Ford. Also resigning was
teacher Kayla Brownfield and bus driver Bill O’Connell may be reached at

Four County Career Center Full-Time Police Officer
Packet Pick-Up Schedule
By: James Pruitt In other news: The sewer line. The project
Students registered to attend Four tomotive Technologies; Early Childhood THE VILLAGE REPORTER council approved the first could either have a new
County Career Center this fall can pick Education; Interior Design; Medical Office reading of an ordinance line or installing pump
up their schedules and other important Technologies; Network Administration & The village council will making Bunny Lane a no stations. A new line will
2017-2018 school information during Cybersecurity; Software Development & debate whether to hire parking area and street. cost $60,000, while each
Packet Pick-Up Days at Four County Ca- Game Design; Visual Art & Design. Stu- another full-time officer The ordinance followed pump station would cost
reer Center August 1, 3 and 8. Students dents may also pay their school fees, pick at another meeting, fol- discussions by Police $15,000 each.
should stop in on the following program up their technology device and check on lowing discussion at its Chief Tom Szymczak and
days: August 1 - Building Trades/Carpen- uniform orders at this time. July 17 meeting. Village council. The council ap- Ordway said a perma-
try; Chef Training, Cosmetology; Culinary resident Kathy Morris proved the lot split for nent line would be more
Arts Management, Electrical Fire & Res- Packet Pick-Up hours are from 10:00 asked if the council was the new fire station along effective and more effi-
cue; Hospitality Services; Law Enforce- a.m. to 6:00 p.m. all three days. Student going to review its op- with Victory 1 Properties. cient. Council approved
ment & Security Tactics; Mechanical Sys- Services staff members will be at an infor- tion to hire another full- This included subdividing hiring an engineer to de-
tems & Piping; Powersports. mation table in the multi-purpose room to time officer. Council had the lot and adjusting the sign the project and see if
distribute packets and answer questions. a lengthy discussion and road fronting to match it needs to be put out for
August 3 - Agriculture/Diesel Mechan- Students who wish to locate their class- Mayor Duane Thiel said the change approved by bid. Ordway said he has
ics; Computer Design/3D Modeling; Die- rooms and career labs may do so on these the village will address the planning commission. worked on a new electric
sel Mechanics; Floral Design; Industrial days. the matter at a later date. system for Baker Park
Services; Health Careers; Landscape & Council also approved and brought it up to code
Greenhouse Technologies; Specialized Me- Fall classes begin Wednesday, August In other business, the the amounts and rates with help from Toledo
chatronics & Robotics Technology; Sports 16, 2017 for all students. Classes start at council approved hav- set by the Budget Com- Edison. Ordway wants to
Fitness & Exercise Science; Veterinarian 8:45 a.m. at the Career Center. For more ing an engineer make mission as 2 mills for in- put an extension on the
Assistant; Welding Fabrication. information about Packet Pick-Up Days, plans for a sewer system side the village. Council street barn/public works
call the Student Services Office at 1-800- on South Michigan and approved the first reading building on Woodville
August 8 - Accounting & Business 589-3334, Ext. 2701. authorized a building ex- of an ordinance for the re- Street.
Management; Auto Collision Repair; Au- tension at Baker Park, codification of village or-
INFORMATION PROVIDED among other items. dinances. Council stated The approximate cost
it would follow the ordi- is $45,000 with half
nance guidelines and not coming from capital out-
reduce the sewer bill for lay and half from sewer
Busche Machine, since it funds. Council approved
could not do the same for the request. Ordway said
other companies. he hired Colten Lyman as
a full-time maintenance
Council will look into worker for $13 per hour.
whether it can afford to Council member Chip
hire a third maintenance Hulbert said there would
person. Village Admin- be a community-wide
istrator Chad Ordway event Aug. 5 to clean up
updated council on his Walz Park for Edon Days.
work. The fire station
project includes options James Pruitt may be reached at
for installing a sanitary

Bryan Senior Center
Hosts Euchre Party

The Bryan Senior Center hosted its regular euchre
party on July 25, 2017. There were 20 players present.
The winners for the day were: 1st place went to: Mar-
garet McBride with a 306. 2nd place went to: Bonnie
Harrison with a 279. The winners of the door prizes
were: Janet Bennett, Pat Day, Dorothy Bigger, Evelyn
Fox and Lois Maugel. The next regular euchre party
will be held on: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 1 to 3
pm. There will be snacks following. For more informa-
tion call: 419-636-4047.



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Staff Changes Discussed At July Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center Meeting

The following actions were taken by the gess, Kathleen Donahue, Darcy Feeback, ference, New Staff Orientation, Fall Staff staffing and assignments for the coming
Northwest Ohio Educational Service Cen- Kathi Fruchey, Susan Hanifan, Mike Huff- Meeting, and Bus/Van Driver Training. year. The work of the staff over the sum-
ter Governing Board at their regular meet- man, John McWatters, Melissa Miller, Ohio’s Sales Tax holiday is set for August mer is much appreciated to ensure posi-
ing held July 25, 2017. Donna Neifer, Cindy Pinkelman, Cindy 4th – 6th applicable towards many back tions are filled for the fall.
Shininger, Jeff Simon, Debra Slee, Dawn to school items. Early Childhood Grant
The meeting was called to order at 7:00 Spradlin, Lori VandeSande, Ron Whithead funding has been awarded to increase DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM, IN-
pm by President Ron Crawford. All in at- preschool services to income eligible pre- STRUCTION AND PROFESSIONAL DE-
tendance recited the Pledge of Allegiance. North Central – Misty Kay Douglass, schoolers in area districts. NwOESC VELOPMENT: Mrs. Kris Dobbelaere
Diane R. Ferguson, Richard E. Lashaway, will have a School Psychology Intern for shared information on the wide array of
Public Comment for Retirement/Re- Shanna L. McKelvey, Yvonne M. Mon- the coming school year. Staff biometric professional development planned for
employment of Certain Employees con- tague, Eric G. Moreland, Deann L. Pitts, screening dates have been set for the fall. 2017-18. Areas include STEAM, gifted ser-
cluded at 7:05 Mark Todd Robison, Curtis L. Short, Tina vices, leadership series, data, 504 train-
Joan Sobczak, David W. Thompson, Sta- CFO/TREASURER: Mr. Homer Hen- ing, new administrator support, school
The following items were approved un- cey M. Turner dricks reviewed General Fund Revenues counselor evaluation training, response to
der the consent agenda format: and Expenditures graphs for the quarter. intervention, mindful movement, support-
Northeastern Local – G. Kent Adams, The business office is in the process of ing positive behaviors, science and math
•Approved Financial Transactions Jerry S. Beckman, Jacob Bostelman, Jen- closing 2016-17 state and federal grants networking, sub-group solutions, English
-Businessmap to provide to NwOESC, nifer Brubaker, William Burkhart, Joshua and gearing up for FY18. Training and language learners, and world languages.
Erate Consultant Services, for the period Burkholder, Bryan Etzler, Judith Han- conversion work for eFinancePlus is un-
of 7/1/17-6/30/18 cock, Joetta Henry, Thomas Henry, Kathy derway. The High Performing ESC appli- As all of the business of the evening
-NwOESC to provide to Swanton Local Homier, Robert Kroeger, Cynthia Leenen, cation is now available and work will begin was complete, the meeting adjourned at
Schools, Superintendent Search Services Rhonda Lehman, William Meyer, Julie to complete it, demonstrating NwOESC 8:12 p.m. The next regular meeting of the
for the period of 6/22/17-position is final- Sanders, John Wagner, Barbara William- cost savings and efficiencies. board will be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday,
ized or until agreed upon by both parties son August 22, 2017 at the NwOESC office
to terminate services. DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION: located at 205 Nolan Parkway, Archbold,
•LEAVES NwOESC – Sherryann Franks Mrs. Jill Gilliland reported the special OH.
FMLA and Disability Swanton – David Baumbarger, Sharon education department is working through
Bonny Doren, Rick Gardner, Delores
Jessica Eicher, Paraprofessional, ef- Garling, Kelly Harlett, Gregory Kohler, Williams County Eligible For Funding
fective 7/20/17 Amy Miller, Lisa Pastorek, Crystal Purdy, To House Some Felons At CCNO
Heather Rohrs, Shelly Schimidt, Tamara
Lynette Fruth, Paraprofessional, ef- Spivey, Heather Thatcher, Stephen Wad- By: James Pruitt That board will request a stay on having
fective 7/31/17 dell THE VILLAGE REPORTER to supply the state with a total number
of beds until August. There is a chance
Michelle Kannel, SSHS Student Fami- VAN DRIVERS Williams County will be asking to the county could participate in an F4
ly Services Coordinator, effective 7/31/17 Edgerton – Clarence Bigger, Camie Fle- increase the number of beds it has at program as well, but the state funding
gal, Maimee Giesige, Robin Leppelmeier, CCNO from 55-58. Commissioner Brian is unknown at this time.
Brittany Hanson, Paraprofessional, Matthew Ripke, Nicole Thiel Davis asked his fellow commissioners
effective 7/31/17 Evergreen – Brittaney Cymbolin, Joe for their approval on the request. The The Board of Williams County Com-
Zabowski state is initiating a new program to keep missioners met for business July 27
Cari Langenderfer, School Psycholo- low-level felons out of state prison and and approved the following resolutions.
gist, effective 7/6/17 North Central – Melinda Bish Fu- at local jails. The program is called T-
gate, Christopher L. Gendron, William D. CAP. It is for non-violent, non-sexual of- • 17-0275- Transfer $811.58 to the
•EMPLOYMENT RECOMMENDA- Hanak, Kent D. Hutchison, Jason W. Lu- fenders. Auditor for repairs and equipment.
TIONS - CONTRACTS thy, Debora L. Meyers, John C. Shell, Eric
R. Smeltzer, Eric L. Stantz, Robert L. Tay- To cover the cost of housing such in- • 17-0276- Accepted a letter of rec-
CERTIFIED ADMINISTRATIVE lor, Jessica J. Tracey, Sara Jean Traxler, mates at CCNO, the state will give Wil- ommendation from Fred Lord, executive
Amy Kramer Nelson L. Turner, Diane M. Veres liams County $184,000 over two years. director of JFS, to hire Samantha Bus-
Davis said he talked to Judge Stelzer, sing as an eligibility referral specialist 2.
CERTIFIED LIMITED Northeastern Local – Daniel Gustwill- Sheriff Towns and Adult Probation about
Kristen Cooley; Christine Fraker’ Bow- er, Tammy Harr, Craig Rutter, Jennifer whether the county should participate. • 17-0277 – Approved the purchase
en Hills; Lindsey McCann; Olivia Parks; Saner of a 2018 Ford F-150 XL at a cost not to
Jackie Roehrig; Amber Shook Ultimately it is up to the judge on exceed $20,274.64 and a hot and cold
NwOESC – Kristen Bostelman, Sara where he sends people convicted of box from Delivery Concepts at a cost not
CLASSIFIED LIMITED Buchenberg, Sharon Cox, Amanda Doty, crimes. Davis met with the judge again to exceed $19,678 for the Department
Lindsey Ames; Kiersten Case; Deborah Jackie Fouty, Lisa Fox, Kassie Kelly, Ja- and they devised a formula where half on Aging to construct a new Hot Shot
Chandler; Karina Dickinson; Deb Helwig; net Lembach, Holly Leupp, Jane Lighthill, the T-CAP money would go for bed in- unit.
Alessandra Lee; Kandice Lemley; Zane Casey Sumner (Williams Co Enrichment carcerations and the other half for pro-
Miller; Joni Peck; Terri Schwab; Angela Program), Mike Volkert gramming. The Department of Aging will be pur-
Sifuentes; Andrea Valdez; Jamie Young chasing the vehicle through Bryan Ford.
21ST CENTURY SITE COORDINATORS •Approved the purchase of electronic The county pays $26,500 for bed The board also discussed the matter of
Patrick Henry, Josh Biederstedt, Jor- data sharing and management, database costs and needs another bed as it has collections for Ditch 646 Walker. The
dan LeFevre web access and web site support, net- paid $28,000 in bed overages already. A ditch is a multi-state affair coordinated
work support, and server support services portion of the T-CAP funds will pay for with Hillsdale County in Michigan. Bri-
21ST CENTURY TEACHERS from META Solutions for the Ohio Migrant two more beds, increasing the county’s an Fitch estimated the total collections
Patrick Henry – Scott Bley, Jason Gu- Education Center with Title I-C Migrant share from 55 to 58. Davis was sched- needed for this year is $1,100, of which
bernath, Joseph Pennington, Karen Phil- funds for the period of 7/1/17-6/30/18. uled to make the request at an emergen- Hillsdale County will pay $923.56.
lips, Kristine Roberts, Jan Sonnenberg, cy meeting of the CCNO board July 31.
Shawn Sunderman, Rebecca Wasson •Appointed Nona Rupp as the delegate James Pruitt may be reached at
21ST CENTURY PROGRAM ASSISTANT and Diane Wyse as the alternate delegate
Bonnie Rosebrock to the Ohio School Board Association 2017
SUBSTITUTE PARAPROFESSIONALS Capital Conference business meeting. Bryan Council Awards Contracts
Margaret Bornholdt, Deneen Evans-
Dilworth, Cameron Hewson, Carrilyn •Approved an agreement with NOVA to By: James Pruitt East South Street Improvements”. The
Johnson, Melissa Miles, Carolyn Nagel, provide online instruction at the North- THE VILLAGE REPORTER council approved an ordinance autho-
Brooke Ostrander, McKayla Pettit, Jamey west Ohio Opportunity School and Inde- rizing the mayor to enter into a contract
Pitts, Rebecca Renfer, Martha Ringenberg, pendence Education Center for 2017-18. The Bryan City Council met in regular with Dyna-Pak Corporation for 600,000
McKenzee Schaffner, Cynthia Sheets, session July 17. Among the action items City of Bryan refuse bags.
Cynthia Sheets, Tracy Wachtman Ondre- •Approved policy recommendations the council received the Clerk-Treasur-
jko, Julie Waidelich, Abbie Williamson •Approved membership in The Ohio er’s Report were: The council approved The council approved a resolution
Coalition for Equity & Adequacy of School an ordinance providing for the transfer to accept a donation of land, commonly
SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS Funding for 2017-18. of funds for the city for the month end- known as a bike path behind 510 Av-
Denise Baker, Paul Baker, Norman •Approved a stipend for Charles Lero ing July 31, 2017, the council approved enue A, from Bryan City Schools to the
Beck, Alexander Bilen, Zachary Brown, as Certified Water Operator for the 2017- an ordinance authorizing the mayor to city, to be adjoined to Recreation Park
Christian Crew, Rebecca Diaz, Debo- 18 school year. enter into a contract with Gerken Leas- The council approved a resolution to
rah Dominique, Joy English, Ruth Font, INFORMATION/DISCUSSION ITEMS: ing, Inc. for the project known as “2017 set the employee annual premium rate
Carol Goldsmith, Nancy Grover, Court- • Buildings and Grounds Update Asphalt Program”. for health insurance for Sept.1, 2017
ney Henthron, Michelle Hoffman, Linda • Water Testing Responsibilities at the through Aug. 31, 2018, and declaring
Karg-Trumbull, Rodney Koch, Suzanne IEC The council approved an ordinance an emergency.
Lammers, Kristen Leaders, John McWat- • Annual Food and Beverage Report authorizing the mayor to enter into a
ters, Mark Mercer, Melissa Miles, Amy M. 2016-17 contract with Zimmerman Paint Con- The council accepted a resignation/
Miller, Teresa Miller, Carolyn Nagel, Sh- • Dates for your information: tractors Co. for the Project Known as employee status change – Fire Depart-
eryl Nickels, Sharon Nolin Taylor, Kristen • OSBA Northwest Region Fall Confer- “2017 Pavement Marking Program”. The ment. The council approved an employ-
Olsen, Karen Parrish, Willard Peters Jr, ences (October 5th at Penta Career Center council approved an ordinance autho- ee status change – Wastewater Depart-
Andrew Pratt, Emilee Rankin, Rebecca or October 19th at Four County Career rizing the mayor to enter into a contract ment. The council accepted a building
Renfer, Michelle Retcher, Carol Ritten- Center); 5:30 PM with All Purpose Contracting, Inc. for permit.
bery, William Rittenbery, David Rohrs, • OSBA Capital Conference (November the project known as “2017 100 Block
Frederick Schultz, Dawn Sharpe, Han- 12 – 14) James Pruitt may be reached at
nah Sheetz, Stephanie Sherwin, Rudolfo REPORTS:
Sierra, Gregory Slattery, Marilyn Vonalt, OSBA LEGISLATIVE LIAISON: Mr.
Taylor Waidelich, Jessica Wertenberger, Brian Baker summarized Amended Sub-
Magdalene Westrick, Maurice Zuver stitute House Bill (Am. Sub. HB) 49, the Haselman Steps Down From
biennial budget bill. Swanton Village Council
Edgerton – Patrick Bower, Sherry Bra- hart introduced new administrative team
nham, Colleen Cape, Daniel Fedderke, member, Mr. Chad Rex, who will serve as
Greg Jennings, Lona Krill, Kenneth Lep- the NwOESC Director of Technology. In-
pelmeier, Douglas Mavis, Kermit Riehle, formation was shared on several of the
Jim Saul, Sharon Shaffer, David Shufelt, events planned for the start of the school
Jefferson Sleesman, James Stoll, Jason year, including the Administrators’ Con-
Evergreen – Gloria Baker, Anna Boger,
Carrie Brown, John Burgan, Theresa Bur-

Montpelier Tells Residents vacant seat exists on the Swanton Vil-
Trash Pick-Up Is Once A Week lage Council. This seat will be filled by
Council appointment. The appointment
By: James Pruitt be weeded. Council members acknowl- PHOTO BY BILL O’CONNELL, STAFF will serve out the remainder of Coun-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER edged the wet spring was a bad start of cilwoman Haselman. Per Ohio Revised
anybody’s garden. STEPPING DOWN ... Swanton Council- Code, the remaining members of Coun-
The village of Montpelier is making woman Tamara Haselman resigned her cil have 30 days to appoint a qualified
sure its residents are informed about The vacant grocery store at CR 13 position effective July 28th, 2017. person to fill this vacancy.
the new trash pickup schedule. and SR 107 has become a drop-off point
for trash and it is piling up. The site has By: Bill O’Connell In order to ensure Swanton Village
The Village Council discussed the is- a box for some charity, but much of the THE VILLAGE REPORTER residents have an opportunity to ex-
sue at its July 24 meeting as the sight of refuse is in bad shape. The site itself will Citing personal reasons, Swanton press their interests the Village has
trash cans at curbs around the commu- be auctioned online Aug. 9. Councilwoman Tamara Haselman has established the following process. Any
nity was noted. To make sure residents resigned. With the resignation of Coun- Swanton Village resident, who is a regis-
are aware of the new schedule, 4,000 The council (with members Nathan cilwoman Haselman on July 28, 2017, a tered voter and at least 18 years of age,
fliers will be hand inserted into 2,000 Turner and Mayor Steve Yagelski and willing to serve, and interested in being
residential bills. The fliers will let people Administrator Kevin Brooks absent) considered for appointment to the open
know trash is now picked up once a week awarded the bid for the Phase V CSO Council seat should send a letter of in-
on Thursdays. The once weekly sched- Sewer Separation bid to Bryan Excavat- terest and qualifications to the follow-
ule began the week of July 17. There are ing for nearly $1.6 million. The council ing postal or email address: Attn: Mrs.
rotating schedules for recycling and the also approved a decrease in a contract Rosanna Hoelzle 219 Chestnut Street
once-a-month large trash pick-ups. The with Geddis Paving and Excavating Swanton, Ohio 43558 Email: admin@
village website has a color-coded map $2,296.10. The reduction was due to
and schedule for these collections. lack of a need to use as much asphalt
as estimated. The meeting was the final Letters and qualifications from inter-
Council voiced its displeasure over one for Public Works Supervisor Kurt ested parties will be received until 10:00
the condition of the raised-bed commu- Roan as he will retire at the end of the a.m. August 10, 2017. Anyone with
nity garden on Henry Street. The senti- month. questions or would like more informa-
ments were the raised-bed format was tion should contact the Village Adminis-
disappointing and the beds needed to James Pruitt may be reached at trator at 419-826-9515.
Bill O’Connell may be reached at


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

Edgerton Ballpark Bash Grand Slams Homecoming Weekend


The Edgerton Homecoming festival has had many
names to be known by: Homecoming, June Jam, Ball-
park Bash..and now: FUN! The members of the Edger-
ton Chamber of Commerce and company have made
the last weekend of July all about little bitty Edgerton.
Starting with the customary parade at 11 am, all
the trucks, tractors, fire engines, town queens and VBS
mascots all assembled together at Miller Park to travel
down and through Edgerton’s Michigan Ave. Through
the day, various activities: bbq, car show, tailgate party
at Miller Park, bouncy houses and a portable stage set
in the outfield of one of the ballparks.
As the sun was starting to set on the day, the stage
lights on the portable stage lit up the guest musicians:
Angel Edwards, a native Ohioian who hails from Toledo,
opened the evening with a collection of cover songs and
a few originals, Shane Runyon, a local favorite and a
repeat offender to the Edgerton stage, and Todd O’Neill,
who was the headliner for the evening and is the Nash
Next 2016 winner.
All three musicians are worth watching out for and
downloading their tunes.
The committee for next year’s Ballpark Bash has big
shoes to fill!


Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 7

Williams County DARE Camp Helps Kids Build
Friendships To Get Through Tough Times

By: James Pruitt many kids in the county are from rural PHOTOS PROVIDED
THE VILLAGE REPORTER areas, it is easy for them to think they
are on their own. The camp helps them EDUCATION COORDINATOR ... Marquita Tillotson of Nature’s Nursery was one of
More than 100 Williams County youth build teams of peers from many places. the visitors.
learned they needed a team to help them
make better decisions in life and avoid Assisting McCord was Nick Mendez of
falling prey to very real threats. the Paulding County DARE program. The
local DARE officers often help their coun-
The young people were part of the terparts out with events like the camp.
third annual DARE Camp put on by the
Williams County Sheriff’s Department. There were also 55 older teens called
The can drew 125 children ages 9-12 role models. They are made up of high
from all over Williams County to spend school juniors, seniors and even some
three days at the Montpelier Athletic graduates who come back to help. With-
Complex with Deputy Paul McCord. out the role models, the camp could not
go on, McCord said.
The camp is part of the rejuvenated
DARE program which now is taught in The campers traveled to the YMCA in
all seven public school districts and two Bryan, July 25, and bowling July 26. On
private schools, McCord said. The cur- the final day of the camp the kids stayed
rent program focuses on teaching kids at the complex for games and speakers.
not to make bad decisions which could The role models played a game that used
ruin their lives. This allows McCord to toy dart guns, bows and balls that cre-
teach children about the threats posed ated a form of dodge ball.
by the many screens that come into their
lives, as well as drugs, tobacco and al- The campers also got to see some
cohol. birds of prey from Nature’s Nursery in
Whitehouse. Education Coordinator
The camp is gadget-free, which pro- Marquita Tillotson and assistant Jon
vides the kids with time to see the world Stec displayed several birds.
that exists away from the screens. They
also learn to go to each other for help The camp closed with a water fight in-
with various issues, McCord said. Many volving water balloons, water guns and
times the kids make friendships with hoses manned by county Commission-
other campers that last many years. Kids er Terry Rummel and a Montpelier Fire
from one school district will often ask Department firefight shooting water out
McCord if he has seen a student from an- from a ladder truck.
other school and vice versa. Considering
James Pruitt may be reached at

Fulton County Project
Receives Cool Reception

By: James Pruitt Compass Minerals America for $35.41 WILDLIFE ... One of the events of DARE Camp 2017 was a visit from Nature’s
THE VILLAGE REPORTER a ton. The county paid $42.19 per ton Nursery and Education Coordinator Marquita Tillotson and her assistant Jon Stec
last year. as they showed the campers several types of raptors including a hawk and an owl.
The Fulton County Regional Plan- WATER FUN ... The DARE Camp concluded with a water fight outside the Montpe-
ning Commission is recommending to The county will accept sealed bids lier Athletic Building July 27. Most of the 125 campers were involved as Montpelier
the Board of Commissioners it not re- for the 2017 replacement of the fire re- Fire truck spray water over them. A fire house manned by Williams County Com-
zone a 30-acre parcel which a Minne- tardant sprinkler system for the Health missioner Terry Rummel also contributed to the wetness.
sota company wants for a new 60,000 Department Project until 10 a.m. Sept.
square feet plant to process animal fats 7. The commissioners are also accepting
and oil into a granular form. The com- application for a new EMS director until
pany wants to move because the site is Aug. 11. Applications are available on-
close to the rails and to its customers. line at

There were concerns about the noise The Fulton County Dog Warden
of the plant, which would only run 8 picked up 24 dogs and redeemed 21 for
a.m. to 4 p.m. and with odors and dust the week of July 9-15. The office collect-
from trucks coming to the plant 3-5 ed $150 in fines and fees and issued 12
times a day. The commission voted 9-2 citations. The commissioners approved
to not recommend the action. a request of the Wauseon Chamber of
Commerce for a parade July 29.
The Fulton County Board of Commis-
sioners approved a contract with Ogels- The commissioners approved an FAA
by Construction for the 2017 Pavement Reimbursement request for $5,993.
Marking program for $59,378.94. The The money is for FY Airport projects.
work is to be completed by Oct. 20. The The commissioners approved oversight
county has set aside $39,881.80 for the of Amendment 1 to a contract 2014-77
work, with the rest coming from Amboy, with K & P Medical Transport on behalf
Clinton, Fulton, German, Pike and Sw- of JFS. The amendment is the minimum
ancreek townships. payment will be no less than the cost of
five miles one way.
The board approved the recommen-
dation of the county engineer to award James Pruitt may be reached at
a bid for ice control for 2017-19 with



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Bike to the Bridge
•Faytte Bullthistle Festival •Lyons Village Council 7:00 PM SATURDAY, AUGUST 12TH
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•Queens of Edon Pageant TUESDAY, AUGUST 8TH
•Fulton County Commissioners Meeting 9:00 AM Memorial Dedication
•Edon Truck Pulls
•Edon School Board 5:30 PM
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Fayette Royal Bull
Thistle Arts Festival


August 5, 2017 We are proud to announce that this is the 40th year for the Royal Bull
Thistle Arts Festival. There have been many changes throughout the years,
but it remains the same home grown rural festival that celebrates this beauti-
ful weed. At 11:00 the parade begins at the South end of town and proceeds
PARADE - 11:00 a.m. down Fayette Street to Railroad St. The parade is announced at the stop light
by Tom Molitierno and John Marlatt. These veteran announcers do a great job
From the Nazarene Church of telling about each entry in the parade.
to Railroad St.
Crafts, food booths, and entertainment are arranged in a kind of circle
around the park. This year we have a nice variety of crafts to look at and
purchase. There are several new crafters that will be displaying their work as
Opening Ceremony for Park Activities well. Once again we are featuring some of the arts from the Bean Creek Val-

12:15 p.m. ley area in the special Bean Creek Valley Artists Booth. A great variety of food
ARTS and CRAFTS from Barbequed Chicken to Bull Thistle Burgers and Milk Shakes, French Fries
are available. The committee has designed this arrangement, feeling that it is
more accommodating to the crowd. Please note that there will be a variety of
pictures on display showing Festivals over the past 40 years along with other
Bull Thistle Judging – 1:00 p.m. interesting information from years past.

The Bull Thistle Committee will be where you can buy a T-shirt for $12. This
table is also the place to register your Bull Thistle for judging.
Ball Tournaments ~ Bale Maze There will also be Ball Tournaments, Open Arm Wrestling, an Inflatable

~ Kiddie Area ~ Inflatable maze ~ Maze for kids and a special Bale Maze that is free for all ages.
The theme for 2017 is “40 Years of Bull” The theme is to highlight a festival
Archery Fun ~ Open Arm Wrestling started by a group of people who were interested in furthering the positive

things about living in the small town of Fayette. Herb Woodard and Jim Mar-
latt were the two who came up with the name of the festival because it was
Chicken BBQ~Milk Shake Stand funny to honor a weed, that even though it is the national flower of Scotland, is

Lemonade~Bull Thistle Burgers also a noxious weed that the farmers are always trying to get rid of. Bull Thistle
judging will take place at 1 pm. Each entry is judged on height, girth, number
of blossoms, and the fibrous content of the stalk. There is also a booby prize
ENTERTAINMENT given out for the least desirable entry. The coveted grand prize of a “Golden
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Emcee Steve Snider vorite. The People’s Choice winner will receive the “Frank Wilson Award.

Julie Cochran - Bag Pipes 12:30 The Chicken Barbecue starts at 12 noon and as usual features the deli-
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BOB POGUE – 2:30 and 3:30
At around 12:15 introductions of the King and Queen, the Coloring Con-
test winners and the Citizen of the Year are announced from the stage.
Once again this year, Steve Snider is the emcee. Steve is a well known
PHANTOM FIREWORKS area performer, who is helped by his wife Tina to make sure that everyone
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Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 9

Fulton County Senior Center Served West Unity Celebrates Arbor Day

60,000 Meals So Far This Year

By: James Pruitt ers approved the transfer of $52,123.59 INFORMATION PROVIDED
THE VILLAGE REPORTER to the Children Services Fund for board
and care of children in Fulton County for TREE CITY USA ... Josh Fritsch, Noelle Chester, and the children that attended the
Nearly 1,600 seniors were served by June. The board approved a transfer of park program on July 12, 2017 in West Unity. Mayor Peggy Bernath read a procla-
the Fulton County Senior Center in the $13,598.53 to cover the shared expenses mation that day for Tree City USA.
first half of the year. The center’s direc- of Child Support Enforcement Agency to
tor, Sheri Rychener, gave her report to Public Assistance. Fulton County JFS Report
the Board of Commissioners at the July Paints Mixed Picture
18 meeting. The center served 11,007 Fulton County JFS also transferred
congregate meals through June. Home $6,201.75 the mandated share for July. By: James Pruitt Child support collections The company wants
delivery was 49,747 for a meal total of The agency also transferred $8,268.71 THE VILLAGE REPORTER hit 82.3 percent for the to build a 63,064 square
60,754. The center served 1,418 meals to to cover the county’s share of CSEA for county. The state average foot animal food supple-
people younger than 60. Food expenses July. The share is normally more than Fulton County’s Job was 80 percent. ment building on a 30.7-
were $181,548. The center served 1,545 $10,000 but after incentives was reduced and Family Services ad- acre site on CR H east of
seniors. by $2,729.53. ministered more than $30 The Fulton County Dog SR 109. The building will
million in benefits through Warden picked up 18 stray reclaim grease and fats to
Other highlights: The commissioners approved a con- June 30, with $12.39 mil- dogs for the week of July produce food supplement
The center’s housekeeping staff worked tract between JFS and Keeping Kids Safe, lion coming in the second 16-22. The office redeemed for the dairy, hog and poul-
3,907 hours and gained 27 new clients. Inc. for child placement services. The quarter. The totals were 17. The office issued eight try industry. The project
The department serves 168 seniors at a contact runs through Dec. 31. The com- part of Director Amy Metz- citations and a received includes machines, infra-
cost of $62,604. One housekeeper was on missioners accepted a one-time award of Simon’s quarterly report $150 in fines and fees. structure, railway improve-
medical leave, leaving 20 homes without $10,758.30 from the Area Office on Ag- given to the Board of Coun- ments, water and sanitary
service for a month. ing for Northwestern Ohio for nutrition ty Commissioners July 27. The Board of Com- sewer facilities.
For medical transportation: Twenty- services. The money for congregate meals The totals do not include missioners will convene a
two volunteers drove 3,747 miles to serve must be used by Sept. 30. June figure for Medicaid. public hearing at 10 a.m. The commissioners ap-
286 clients. Of that total, 36 were new. Aug. 15 apply for funding proved a lease agreement
In other news, the Board of Fulton The commissioners awarded the Pave- Thirteen new fraud through the CDBG pro- with the Board of Develop-
County Commissioners conducted the ment Marking project for 2017 to Ogelsby cases were created with gram for a new animal fats mental Disabilities for use
following business: The commissioners Construction which bid $59,378.94. The $22,569.20 in claims. The processing facility in Delta. of space at 1210 N. Otto-
created a new line item for building im- county engineer’s office estimated the department paid $61,308 This is the second public kee Street in Wauseon. The
provements to the Law Library. The com- cost at $66,000. The crack seal project in prevention, retention hearing on the matter, the DD group will pay $1 for a
missioners also approved $40,000 be was awarded to Scodeller Construction and contingency funds. first one coming in Febru- period from July 2, 2017
moved into the line in the county budget. which bid $146,521.94. The money comes from ary of this year. through July 1, 2022. The
Probation Services received the follow- the Temporary Assistance commissioners appointed
ing increases of appropriations: $14,000 Pike-Delta-York Schools Superinten- for Needy Families alloca- The county is eligible Toni Schindler to the Jobs
for salaries; $1,960 for OPERS; $280 for dent Ted Haselman was appointed to the tion. Most of the money for up to $500,000 for and Family Services Advi-
Workmen’s Comp and $203 for Medicare. Fulton County JFS Advisory Board rep- ($36,000) was issued in each project of FY 2017 if sory Board. Schindler will
The commissioners approved sev- resenting the education sector. The com- April. The quarterly to- it meets all requirements. represent the Business
eral fund transfers as well: $43,946.45 missioners approved the sale of a piece of tal was higher than Q1’s Based on citizen input and Community and will serve
to Child Services Shared Cost-Jobs and real estate in un-zoned Dover Township $42,000. assessments from local offi- through 2018.
Family Services. This amount covers the to Aero-Beech, Ltd., for $4,500. cials, the county is seeking
cost of Child Welfare Services for April to The Workforce Re-en- $210,000 in CDBG fund- The county’s income tax
June of this year. The board approved The commissioners approved the ap- try program saw three out ing for a sanitary sewer ex- collection continues its re-
a transfer of $12, 327.23 to Children pointment of Perry Rupp to the Fulton of eight participants em- tension to serve Tri-State cord pace. The collections
Services to cover the Child Welfare cost County Airport Authority Board. His term ployed, a 38 percent suc- Grease and Tallow Co., dba for this year through June
from April to June. The commission- will be for three years, ending in August cess rate. The agency av- Origon. The project cost were $4,634,175.25. That
2020. eraged 193.3 recipients is slightly more than $9.8 is more than last year’s
for child care assistance. million. About 20 new jobs YTD total of $4.411 million
James Pruitt may be reached at The quarterly total was are expected following the and 2015’s $4.416 million.
$195,618, with April the project. The county will highest at $75,735. also file a notice the project James Pruitt may be reached at
will have no significant en-
Williams County OKs New Truck To Child support paid out vironmental impact.
Deliver Senior Meals, & Adds Two EMTs $1,675,869. May was the
highest at $588,558. The
By: James Pruitt Keesbury and his assistant, Joan, to put quarterly total was down Williams County Humane Society
THE VILLAGE REPORTER together a recommendation and a letter slightly from the first quar-
noting where the funding will come from ter ($1.7 million) and Q2 Cena
The Williams County Department and the board will get the process mov- 2016 of just under $1.7 Cena is a male
on Aging will be getting a new Hotshot ing forward. million. Food assistance black and white pit-
truck and unit following an appearance helped 2,932 recipients in bull mix who is about
before the Board of Commissioners. The Gerken Paving submitted the lone 1,264 families for a total of 2-4 years of age. He
commissioners also approved several bid for the work on County Road D. The $947,277. The total num- is very friendly, lov-
resolutions and opened a bid for work bid was $1.27 million and was about ber of recipients was down ing, and energetic.
on County Road D at their meeting July $11,000 more than the engineer’s esti- compared to Q1 (2,954) He loves humans of
20. mate. and Q2 2016 (3,136). all ages and has not
shown aggression to-
The Hot Shot fleet is getting old and The commissioners approved the fol- Cash assistance totaled wards the other dogs
the department has saved up the funds lowing resolutions: $67,918 to a monthly av- in the kennel, however
to purchase a new vehicle and have erage of 100 people. The we do suggest a meet
it fitted with a Hotshot unit. The unit 17-0264 which asks the Board of number of recipients was and greet. Cena does
holds the meals delivered to seniors Elections to place a levy request of 0.4- up from Q1 (92) and 90 not do well with cats
around the county. The department has mill on the November ballot for the Soil from a year ago. Children or other small animals. His neuter appointment
seven trucks in its fleet. Six are opera- and Water Conservation District. The Services spent $157,828 on is scheduled for August 15th at Humane Ohio
tional and one is held as a spare. “Truck millage renewal is expected to collect board and care. That was in Toledo. Cena’s adoption fee is $180.00 with
number 6 is ready for the scrap yard,” $277,233 in total. the single highest quarter an approved application.
Keesbury said. “It is just worth putting since the second quarter of
the money into it.” 17-0265 which is an agreement be- 2013 ($180,961). For more information, call or visit the Williams County
tween MAXIMUS Consulting Service Humane Society at 09464 County Road 13, Bryan, Ohio
The truck that had been used as a and the county’s Court of Common Staff received 245 re- 43506, (419) 636-2200. The cost of adoption also includes
spare, No. 5, just had $2,700 worth Pleas and the Juvenile Court. The agree- ported allegations and av- the pet’s spay or neuter, disease testing, updating of shots,
of repairs put into it (air conditioner, ment will run from Oct. 1, 2017 through eraged 28 children in cus- flea and parasite treatments.
seat, motor mount, among others). The March, 31, 2018. The cost of the service tody. In Q1, there were 265
three trucks in operation have 100,000 will not exceed $6,000. reported allegations. Last Fulton County Humane Society
miles or more. The truck the depart- year it was 216. The in- Sasha
ment wants to replace No. 2, has almost 17-0266 which is a two-year subsidy crease in custody cases is
130,000 miles, Keesbury said. grant agreement between the county due to the opioid epidemic, My name is Sasha. I am
and the Ohio Department of Rehabilita- Metz said. Adult protec- searching for my very
The wrinkle is the automaker has tion and Correction, Division of Parole tive services reported 33 own human! I am beauti-
stopped making 2017 models and won’t and Community Services, Bureau of allegations and 19 inspec- ful, loving & available. Do
be producing 2018s until mid-Septem- Community Sanctions. The grant will tions. Disability assistance you like walks? Me too!
ber. The department will have to wait expire June 30, 2019, and fund up to was $2,640 on an average Do you like Snuggles? Me
until the fall to get a new truck and $443,017. of seven cash recipients too! Do you like to par-
then take it to Elkhart, Indiana, to have per month. Transportation ty? Me too! Do you want
the Hot Shot unit installed. Installation 17-268 and 269 are recommenda- costs were at $34,177 on someone to love you?
takes about week, but the vendor al- tions from EMS Director Jim Hicks to 14,270.14 miles traveled. Me too! Please choose to
ready has 100 other orders in line ahead hire Alex Hastedt and Caitlin Bohner, Last quarter the depart- adopt me & become my
of Williams County, Keesbury said. respectively, to become full-time EMTs. ment spent $28,000. human.

The new truck will be a basic mod- 17-0270, which is a subsidy grant Among other items of You may come and meet her, or any of our adoptable dogs
el without any electrical features. The agreement for probation for Targeted note: and cats, Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Sat-
unit will give many years of service. The Community Alternative to Prison. The urday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at our new facility located @ 14270
department will likely be replacing ve- grant period runs from July 1 through Medicaid Expansion County Road J, Wauseon, Ohio or call 419-349-3841
hicles for the next three or four years, Dec. 31 and will have total expenses of ended in July, but current
Keesbury said. The commissioners told $359,040. enrollees are grandfathered
in. The Disability Financial
James Pruitt may be reached at Assistance Program is be- ing phased out through
Dec. 31, 2017.
Hoofbeats 4-H Club Holds Meeting
Fulton County had no
PHOTO PROVIDED The Hoofbeats 4-H Club held their errors in an audit of Ohio
last meeting on July 16, 2017 at the Benefits and CRISE. State-
ICE CREAM ... Crista Wortkoetter serv- Fisk’s home. Club members enjoyed a wide, the Inspector General
ing ice cream to residents of Hillside family swim party and picnic before the found $2.5 billion in incor-
Assisted Living on June 25. meeting began. There were 10 mem- rect data for managed care.
bers present and Grace Monachino gave
a demonstration on Leptospirosis in
sheep. Congratulations to the following
members for earning a spot at the Ohio
State Fair with their miscellaneous proj-
ects: Jobe Carlson (Nailing It Together
– Level 3), Crista Wortkoetter (Diversi-
ty: The Source of our Strength), Taylor
Brown (Cake Decorating), Tessa Steinke
(Makeover My Space and Look Great For
Less). The following members were also
recognized as County winners: Carlie
Kiess (Miniature Gardens), Haley Guy
(Cake Decorating), and Elaine Schaffter
(Controlling the Image – Level 2). Be-
fore adjourning the meeting, club mem-
bers were reminded of upcoming events.
Members will be scrubbing potatoes on
Wednesday July 19 at 10 am and the
4-H Chicken BBQ is on Thursday July
20. Livestock interviews are on August



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

Sports Winners & Chicken Dinners At Lyons Festival

By: Bill O’ Connell softball tournament being played on one
THE VILLAGE REPORTER field, a co-ed softball tournament on the
other diamond and a beach volleyball
The Village of Lyons held its 59th An- tournament also being contested, all at
nual Chicken Festival this past week- the same time within just yards of each
end under sunny skies and comfort- other. For the little ones, there was a
able temperatures. Organizers dished kid’s tractor and kids’ games and music
out approximately 800 chicken dinners from DJs filled the park at night.
with baked potatoes and other deli-
cious sides and there was a concession Next year this village of under 600
stand for those who preferred hot dogs residents will be celebrating a milestone
or burgers. number when they host a Diamond Ju-
bilee 60th Chicken Festival.
If you enjoy watching sports while
you eat or drink a cold beverage, this Bill O’ Connell may be reached at
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Several Young Ladies Compete Children Learn To Handle Grief
For Titles In Miss Edon Pageant Over Loved One At Special Camp
By: James Pruitt camp. The other activity was taking a
ball of twine and having the kids throw-
Several lovely ladies will compete at a Paris Afternoon at the Miss Edon Pageant THE VILLAGE REPORTER ing it to one another after sharing one
being held on Saturday, August 5th. Doors open at 1:30 PM with the pageant A dozen area children learned how thing they learned. The result was a web
starting at 2:30. to deal with grief over losing a loved of interconnectedness so the children
one at a special camp. The CHP Home can know they are never alone.
Avyonna Jo Hamrick is the Lexie Marie Hay is the Lucy Victoria Morris is Care & Hospice of Archbold and Bryan
daughter of Gary and Mor- daughter of Nathan & Lau- the daughter of Brook and hosted its annual Rays of Hope Camp, The three-day camp also featured
gan Hamrick and Taneesha ren Hay. She is sponsored Kathy Morris. She is spon- July 18–20, at Ruihley Park Pavilion, in fun activities including a visit from a
Stuckey and is sponsored by Trailer Tires and Wheels. sored by Kaiser & Son. Archbold. traveling zoo and swimming, crafts
by JW Concrete. The camp was for children and youth and games. Bryan Social Worker Claire
(ages 6-17) from throughout the area, Turner said the camp went well and she
who have lost a loved one and helped witnessed a lot of growth amongst the
them gain support, develop friendships campers and staff. The schedule was
and have a better understanding of the a good balance of fun activities and ac-
grief process. The children came from tivities that led to discussion about their
Wauseon, Archbold, Liberty Center, grief.
and Montpelier among other towns.
Most importantly, Rays of Hope “I think they definitely became more
Camp provides an environment where comfortable talking about their feelings
kids can express feelings of loss among and experiences,” Turner said. “Today
others their age with similar experienc- we had a guest speaker come in who
es. The camp concluded Thursday with had experience in losing a son. So she
swimming and two final activities. One was able to share with them. I think that
had the campers taking two or three was helpful in them understanding they
puzzle pieces and writing the name of are not alone in their grief and learning
a loved one on one piece and their emo- different ways in working through it.”
tions on another. There was no cost to families for their
The goal was to fit the pieces together children to attend thanks to donations
to create a collage of words, colors and from community churches, fraternal or-
images summing up the spirit of the ganizations and businesses.

James Pruitt may be reached at

Kenlee Jo Brigle is the Meadow Ann Raine Goe- Kaydance Ann Hobeck is
daughter of Kyle & Tami bel is the daughter of Mark the daughter of Steven &
Brigle. She is sponsored by and Theresa Goebel. She is Aeriel Hobeck. She is spon-
her Grandpa & Grandma sponsored by Tri-State Car- sored by Slattery Oil Com-
Brigle. pet Cleaning & Resotration. pany.


KIDS AND COUNSELORS ... The kids that took part in the Rays of Hope Camp.

Lilly Joann Rohlf is the Deziray Hanni is the Darion Jae Deck is the
daughter of Michael Rohlf daughter of Angela Hanni daughter of Toby & Dana
and Chelsi Brown. She is and is sponsored by Edon Deck. She is sponsored by
sponsored by Franz Nurs- Pizza. Deck Farms and Chicago
ery. Agents.

Autumn Serenity Ann Ow- Stormlin Braye “Daisii” Os- Heavenlee Angel Jean Ow- PHOTO BY JAMES PRUITT, STAFF
ens is the daughter of Jon born is the daughter of Jody ens is the daughter of Jon
& Summer Owens. She is Osborn and Josie Reitzel. & Summer Owens. She is ROCKS ... The campers show off their painted rocks and puzzle at Rays of Hope in
sponsored by Slattery Oil She is sponsored by Reitzel sponsored by Martin Home Archbold July 20.
Company. Brothers Farm Equipment. Inspections.
Breanna Marie Heinze Courtney Leann Heinze Alexandra Kay Jacoby is WCGS Visits Allen County Library
is the daughter of Stacy is the daughter of Stacy the daughter of Mike and
Heinze and Melissa Carter. Heinze and Melissa Carter. Jill Jacoby. She is spon- July 8th Allen County Genealogy Li- more were featured in the tour.
She is sponsored by Jus- She is sponsored by M & M sored by R & S Lines, Inc. brary featured a tour of its Fine Books After the tour, the group researched
Mite Racing. Asphalt. Room a group from WCGS attended:
Bill Priest, Pam Lash, Pat Goebel, Rita genealogy in the main Genealogy Li-
Brown, Jo Ellen Culbertson and Alice brary. The purpose of the WCGS is the
Shaffer. What makes a book a candi- preservation of county records and
date for the Fine Book Room? Perhaps family research. Monthly meetings
it is a book on Japanese fans shaped are held the second Monday of each
like a fan, or a miniature 4 in by 4 in month, excluding July and August, in
set of the complete Works of William the Harmon Room of the West Annex
Shakespeare which are readable by of the Bryan Public Library. For further
the naked eye, or a complete set of the information concerning WCGS, email
works of Edward S. Curtis, one of the Pat Goebel, visit
most celebrated photographers of Na- the Website at, or
tive American people. All these and write to WCGS, PO Box 293, Bryan, OH

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Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 “The Village Reporter” / Weekly Northwest Ohio (Williams & Fulton County News) - 13

Pettisville Looking For Head Cook Quilt From Montpelier
& Sees Funding Cut By State Headed To Texas

By: James Pruitt the per pupil valuation. This means that as we lose
students, we appear to be (wealthier) to the state and
THE VILLAGE REPORTER are funded as such.
Evergreen is considered the wealthiest district with
Pettisville Schools is looking for a new cook after PHOTO PROVIDED
the person who held the position for 22 years re- a valuation of $199,774 per pupil, compared to Pet- AWARD WINNING QUILT … A quilt made and designed
signed. Brenda Aeschliman submitted her resignation tisville at $174,353. Archbold is third at $174,259. by Sharon Moore of Montpelier called A Touch of Italy
as head cook. Aeschliman has served as head cook, Wauseon ranks seventh at $106,113. will be on the road soon. After winning best hand quilt-
starting in 1995, for 22 years. According to Superin- ing, best in class, and best of show at the Sauder’s Quilt
tendent Steve Switzer, “she was instrumental in the The board established a Library Supervision Sti- Show in May of this year it was entered into the juried
planning for the food services area of the new building pend. The library is managed by an educational aide, show in Shipshewana, Indiana. But the greatest honor
which opened in 2011 and has worked hard for many Rachel Horning. In the past educational aides have so far is the quilt being accepted into the juried Inter-
years to provide quality and nutritious meals for our worked with teachers but typically under the super- national Quilt Association Festival in Houston, Texas. To
students. She has done an excellent job as the head vision of the principal. However, in this case, the Moore’s knowledge, no one from northwest Ohio has ever
cook in the Bird Café. We will certainly miss her; we district is required to assign a licensed teacher to be had their quilt in that show. It will be sent to Houston in
wish her well.” a supervisor and support person for an educational the coming weeks for judging and then displayed in No-
aide who is working with library services. Barb Stuck- vember during the festival.
In the interim, under the provisions of retire and ey has served as the library director in the past and
return, the district will offer a one-year limited con- has maintained close contact with the library since. Wauseon Boy Scout
tract for the 2017-18 school year to Kathy Gruenha- To that end, the board set aside a $1,000 annual sti- Justin Freestone Seeks
gen as a Cook II (currently designated as a 5.75 hour pend for library supervision for Stuckey for the 2017- Help One Book At A Time
daily position). The district will offer Cook III position 18 school year.
to Vicki Nofziger. Nofziger has served as a substitute The Eagle Project is spark an interest in read-
in the cafeteria for a number of years. The board offered a supplemental contract for ju- the highest rank attain- ing and learning within
nior high soccer to Matt Hulbert. Hulbert is a PHS able as a Boy Scout in the children. Donation
The district will be accepting applications for the graduate and has worked with both Stan Roth and America. For Justin Free- boxes are located at Ace
head cook position. The position’s start date is Aug. Loren Roth over the past few years. The board ap- stone of Wauseon Troop Hardware, Wauseon Pub-
14 or earlier. The position involves both supervision proved Stan Roth as a volunteer to assist Hulbert. 8, he is hoping to spark lic Library, Delta Public
and production. The position has competitive bene- an interest in reading Library, Saint Casper’s,
fits, eight-hour days and a starting salary of $16.40 Tina Stanley is Pettisville’s new athletic trainer through his Eagle Scout First Christian Church
to $17.06 per hour. The school requires candidates through an agreement with the Fulton County Health Project. He is seeking of Wauseon and Christ
to have three years experience in food services, al- Center. She will be the district’s source for assess- donations of children’s United Methodist of
though some accommodation is possible for people ment regarding concussion assessment and “Lind- books to send to the Ap- Wauseon from July 28th
lacking experience. For more information, contact say’s Law”. Lindsay’s Law: A youth athlete who faints palachian Outreach Or- to August 13th. He has
Stephen Switzer, superintendent , at sswitzer@pettis- or passes out before, during, or after an athletic activ- ganization in West Vir- chosen to base his project or by calling the school at 419-446- ity MUST be removed from the activity. Before return- ginia. These books will be on books because books
2705. A resume and references are required. ing to the activity, the youth athlete must be seen by a put inside a baby basket have always inspired him
health care professional and cleared in writing. and given to a family who with tales of greatness
Pettisville did not do very well on the new state needs them. He hopes to and have expanded his
budget. The district is projected to lose $67,758 in the Jay Pursel has secured some additional informa-
coming year and an additional $4,916 for the second tion regarding the school’s south lot moisture prob-
year making a total loss when compared to the cur- lem, where one area is nearly always wet. The con-
rent year of ($67,687 FY 2018 and $72,674 I FY 2019) cern is that with freezing and thawing the pavement
$140,352 over the two years of the biennium. “We are will become weak and fail. By looking at auditor site
the only district in the county to lose in FY 2018 and aerial photos from past years Pursel found the area
one of only two to lose in FY 2019,” Switzer said. was wet before the installation of pavement. The
moisture may be caused by the draining from the
The funding reductions are primarily due to resi- sand hill to the south. The district will consider put-
dential enrollment losses. In Fiscal years 2014 to ting in drainage that will allow the moisture/water to
2016, the district lost 8.8 percent of its residential drain and release the pressure on the water to work
enrollment. Open Enrollment increases have offset up through the pavement.
the losses both in numbers and in income, but the
way the state foundation system operates may create The district had planned to replace lights in the JH
additional challenges if the enrollment decline contin- gym this past weekend. However due to insufficient
ues. Switzer said. equipment (lifts not adequate to reach the ceiling and
allow safe removal of the old fixtures) and a need to
In the past, the state measured local wealth by the add a diffuser to the lights caused the project to be
charge-off. Simply put, the formula would have a per delayed by a week. The August meeting was changed
pupil funding amount, and the state aid would be 8 p.m. to Aug. 21.
that amount times the number of students you had
less what 20 mills would raise in your district. This is James Pruitt may be reached at
an oversimplification but works for illustration pur-
poses, Switzer said. “Currently the state works off of

imagination. He states, “I
want to pass on the trea-
sure that I have found
Fulton County Health Center Welcomes with reading throughout
the lives of many other
children with this proj-
ect.” If you would like to
make a monetary dona-
tion, please contact him
via email: BoyScout449@
Shailendra Misra, MD

Pediatrician Swanton Lions
West Ohio Pediatrics Club Selects

Scot Lawson

As Lion Of

Fulton County Health Center is pleased to welcome Shailendra Misra, MD to West The Year
Ohio Pediatrics. Dr. Misra joins Christopher Meyer, MD and the staff at West Ohio
Pediatrics. Both Dr. Misra and Dr. Meyer are looking forward to meeting the growing
medical needs of our pediatric residents.

Some Facts About Dr Misra:

Practice Emphasis: I aim to treat children and their families as I would my own. I like
my treatment focus to be complete pediatric care, from newborn to young adult. On
each visit I place great emphasis on education as well as prevention. When parents
and children understand their illness, then they are better able to cope with and
follow through with treatment guidelines.

MEDICAL SCHOOL: Personal Information: Citing his devotion and
KASTURBA MEDICAL COLLEGE, • I am married with 3 children. My wife is a nurse practitioner. dedication to the mission
MANIPAL, INDIA • I have lived the majority of my life in Ontario, Canada. and philosophy of Lions
RESIDENCY: • We are extremely active as a family, such as swimming, dancing, gymnastics, International, the Swan-
PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY AT ton Lions have chosen
MEDICAL COLLEGE OF OHIO, softball, basketball, cross country running, marathons, and triathlons. Scot Lawson as “Lion of
TOLEDO, OHIO • Before going into medicine, I was a high school teacher for 4 years. the Year” for the 2016-
FELLOWSHIP: When asked why he chose to come to Wauseon, Dr. Misra replied: My childhood 2017 time frame. Scot,
PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE was spent growing up in small towns, where everyone knew you, and there was a six-year member of the
AT CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF a sense that people cared about you. Over the past nine years my focus as a organization, plays an in-
MICHIGAN, DETROIT, MICHIGAN pediatrician has been in pediatric emergency medicine at larger health facilities. tegral role in every com-
I am extremely grateful to return to the small town atmosphere where I can treat munity service project the
people like family. I want to learn your child’s name and remember it, watch your Lions take on and also
child grow, and know that I was a small part in their life. serves as the advisor to
the Swanton Leos Club,
Dr. Misra is accepting new patients. To schedule an the youth affiliate to the
appointment, call West Ohio Pediatrics at Lions.
“Scot’s involvement as
Fulton County West Ohio a Leo advisor has led to
Health Center the success of a very ac-
Pe diat rics tive Leos Club,” said Lion
Completing the circle of care Secretary Travis Weigel
725 South Shoop Avenue  Suite 204  Wauseon, Ohio who made the announce-
725 S. Shoop Ave • Wauseon, Ohio 43567 ment during the recent Li-
ons and Leos Awards and
Installation Dinner. “His
commitment to the club
and the community is
very much appreciated.”



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

Delta Chamber Of Commerce Holds First Annual Golf Outing

By: Bill O’ Connell nament. Once all the teams were fin-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER ished, the golfers were treated to lunch
in the dining area.
White Pines Golf Course was the
site of the first annual Delta Cham- The initial plan was to put on this
ber of Commerce Golf Outing this past event every year and with the success
Thursday. The outing was organized to of this year’s outing the plan is defi-
raise funds for the Chamber as well as nitely working out. “We called it annu-
the Delta Community Outreach, a non- al for a reason,” said Lindsay Willman
profit organization that provides indi- who chaired the event and also serves
vidual and family services for those in as the Chamber’s administrative assis-
need. tant. Details, such as funds raised and
winners will be available at a later date.
Fourteen four-man teams, playing a
scramble format, teed off shotgun style Bill O’ Connell may be reached at
at 11:00 am to start the inaugural tour-


Hunger Summit Brings Williams
County Food Pantries Together

By: James Pruitt groups simply hand out food, while oth-
THE VILLAGE REPORTER ers use the pantries as an outreach tool.
The pantries are small in scope and
Despite having employers crying out promote themselves as a supplement to
for workers, there is still a segment of food stamps or government assistance.
the population in Williams County who They limit the number of times a per-
are tapping into the goods and services son can come into their pantries or free
at area pantries. stores.
The topic was the center of discus-
sion at the Hunger Summit, organized Other organizations hand out cloth-
by the Williams County United Way as ing twice a month, but if someone
the agency wanted to know how local comes in true need, they will help out.
pantries got started and what they were Most people in the latter category are
experiencing with their clients. Around in search of protein, cleaning products
14 people representing various commu- and toiletries. Donations are always
nity food pantries attended the summit welcome and some people have found
and exchanged ideas and shared their unique sources of stock.
knowledge with one another.
The spirit of camaraderie and co- There was a representative of WIC,
operation ran counter to what United who shared how she encouraged her
Way Director Bill Pepples was told by mother to get rid of the clutter in her
his Board of Directors. Those members house and “bless other people.”
thought no one would come and all they
would do is fight. Instead, the assem- Pepple said he has heard from do-
bled parties looked forward to the sum- nors who were concerned about pan-
mit as a way to brainstorm with other tries who have people coming all the
pantries. The more they talk, one par- time. He wondered if the system needed
ticipant said, the more they were sup- an overhaul. Many of the representa-
porting each other. tives said they point people to places in
All the food pantries represented at their towns that are hiring. Several com-
the event were founded by churches and munity gardens have been started with
the Gospel was evident in their motiva- the hope of stocking the pantries with
tion to start their pantries and continue fresh food during the summer and fall.
to serve their clients even as they know
local factories are desperate to find help. The United Way’s food packaging has
The Scriptures were invoked on this been a hit. Earlier this year hundreds
theme with “You will always have the of volunteers came out to fill packs
poor among you, and you can help them with food ranging from oatmeal to rice
whenever you want to.” (Mark 14:7). The and beans. The recipients simply have
motivation for starting a food pantry was to mix with boiling water. The oatmeal
either to help people in their church or breakfast has been popular.
in the community. They all agreed what
they were “We will have pork sausage again in
doing was early August,” Pepple said. “If you need
American Legion Post 669 answering it, take it.”Chastity Yoder of the United
West Unity the call of Way encouraged the pantry representa-
Jesus. tives to remember instead of giving peo-
Chicken BBQ S o m e ple a hand out, they give a hand up. The
next summit is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.
Oct. 26 at the United Way.

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Near Perfect Weather Punctuates 83rd Wauseon Homecoming

By: Bill O’ Connell bingo lovers.
THE VILLAGE REPORTER The Battle of the Bands, held on Fri-

With temperatures in the mid to up- day night, saw Sweet Time come out on
per seventies, a cooling breeze when top, beating out seven other competi-
needed and hardly a cloud to be found, tors. Five more bands provided the mu-
the city of Wauseon celebrated its 83rd sical entertainment for seven full hours
Homecoming during three straight days on Saturday. A Queens Pageant and a
of almost ideal weather conditions. Junior Queens Pageant also took the
stage during the celebration.
Food offerings were in abundance
as usual as festival-goers not only had Retired Wauseon teachers, Jim and
their choice of the traditional items such Delores Spieles, were grand marshals
as fries, burgers, hot dogs, elephant for the parade on Saturday which was
ears and cotton candy but also pork extended to almost 90 minutes thanks
chops on a stick, ribeye sandwiches to four parade crashers from Norfolk
and chicken dinners served up at the Southern Railroad.
“Courthouse Café”.
Homecoming organizers will now
There were a lot of rides and games take a collective breath, analyze the
for the kids up and down the Midway overall results and start to get ready for
(Fulton Street) and games of chance for number 84.
the adults, including two tents just for
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When tragedy hits it is about the fact that they And there is a rea- There are times in attack Ramoth-gilead, Micaiah shared the vi-
not uncommon for people were alive when so many son for what you’re going life when you know you King Jehoshaphat of sion God gave him, that
to ask, “why me? Why did people who were in the through – whether you’re have to stand up and Judah said, “First let’s the 400 prophets were
this happen to me? Where same situation weren’t. in the middle of a really say what is right, even find out what the Lord lying and that the king
was God?” The question “Why me?” tough time or whether if it means you will face says.” King Ahab of Is- would die in battle.
plays over and over in their you’ve survived something an unfavorable conse- rael agreed and brought
But there is also a flip heads. It’s so common that others have not and you’re quence. Are you strong out 400 prophets and To speak unfavorable
side to that. Sometimes survivor’s guilt is one of asking, “why me?” enough to stand against in unison they told truth to the king and to
those who have survived the symptoms of post- those who oppose you? the kings to go to war. speak against the pres-
something wonder why traumatic stress disorder. In the early pioneer What about the pres- But King Jehoshaphat sure of 400 other proph-
they did and others did days in America, farmers sure from your peers to recognized that these ets takes guts! Well, ac-
not. “Why me, and not so- “An eating disorder is would cut down acres of do something you know prophets and their mes- tually it takes the Spirit
and-so?” no different. trees to prepare land for isn’t right? sage seemed off target, of God to do the right
planting crops. But they so he asked if there thing. The result of be-
Soldiers coming home Why am I able to be in would always leave one In I Kings 22 there is were any prophets of the ing honest and bold?
from war wonder why they recovery? tree standing, its branches an amazing story, some- Lord. King Ahab knew Micaiah was thrown
were spared when their reaching up and stretching what odd, and yet pow- of the prophet Micaiah, in prison for doing the
buddy was killed. Jewish Why is my health rela- out. The tree was spared erful with lessons to be but the king didn’t like right thing and standing
survivors of the Holocaust tively intact? for a reason. It was left so learned. The kings of him because he always up to peer pressure. But
feel guilty that they made that the farmer and his Judah and Israel, a di- seemed to bring the king the tragedy is not the
it out alive while millions Why did my parents/ animals would have a cool vided nation, came to- bad news. prophet in the prison.
of their fellow-Jews were treatment team not give up place to rest when the hot gether at this point in The tragedy is the king
gassed or starved to death. on me? summer sun beat down on history to work together Micaiah was sum- who disobeyed God’s in-
Patients who survive a life- them. to defeat a common en- moned, but before he struction and died.
threatening illness strug- Why didn’t I die when I emy. But before they got to the king, the mes-
gle to know why they sur- probably should have? When we are spared gathered their troops to senger who went for Mi- Standing up to speak
vived and someone else did where others have fallen, caiah told him, “Be sure the truth and standing
not. Why did I have the it’s for a reason, too. to agree with the other against the pressure of
chance to get well? prophets and promise others who want you to
I never questioned why It’s to raise our hands success.” I love Mic- be like them is tough.
I contracted cancer, but “The most frustrating to heaven in praise and aiah’s reply, “As surely But God’s Spirit in you
I did ask why me for the part is that these ques- thanksgiving. as the Lord lives, I will is bigger than any pres-
first time in the days after tions generally don’t have say only what the Lord sure from any opponent.
a friend of mine died from good answers. Why didn’t It’s to spread our arms tells me to say.” Howev- The next time you feel
the deadly disease. I won- I die? I have no idea. I re- to others to provide shade er, once he stood in front the pressure…ask God
dered for days why God ally don’t. I did some truly and rest for the weary who of the kings he sarcasti- to give you the strength
healed me and not him. boneheaded things in the are trudging through long cally told the kings to go to boldly stand up and
name of my disorder, not days of tragedy and heart- fight and be victorious. be honest.
A woman who wrestled to mention the medical ache. King Ahab recognized
with an eating disorder complications and near Micaiah’s sarcastic tone For more reading,
experienced the same set misses. I don’t know why It’s to say, “I’ve been and demanded that he check out I Peter 3:13-
of questions. She tells her my parents and treatment there. I know what you’re shoot straight with him. 22, John 16:31-33, and
story in the paragraphs team didn’t give up on me. going through. God James 1:2-4.
that follow: I don’t know why I got well brought me through. Let
when others didn’t. me help you. Let me walk
“I am, by most mea- with you through this so
sures, doing well. I’m not “If there was a reason–a you don’t have to go it
‘fully recovered,’ nor do I good reason–the questions alone.”
really understand what might not be so torment-
that term means. But I ing. But sometimes the “I praise to the God
am doing well. It’s a fact answers have to do more and Father of our Mas-
I’m told I should be proud with the vagaries of chance ter, Jesus the Messiah!
of. It’s a measure of how than anything about me Father of all mercy! God
hard I worked, how I stuck or everyone else. Humans of all healing counsel! He
with it, how I Worked The want the world to make comes alongside us when
Program. I can pat myself sense…For the answers of we go through hard times,
on the back for a job well why we survived or why we and before you know it,
done. got well, these answers are he brings us alongside
lacking.” someone else who is going
“Which is why feeling through hard times so that
guilty about all of this is so I agree with most of we can be there for that
bewildering. what this lady says, but I person just as God was
strongly disagree that it’s there for us. We have plen-
“There is, of course, the all about chance in who ty of hard times that come
stereotypical Eating Disor- survives and who doesn’t from following the Mes-
der sufferer’s feeling guilty because I believe there is siah, but no more so than
about everything that hap- a God who makes sense of the good times of his heal-
pens, regardless of wheth- things even when nothing ing comfort—we get a full
er they should. But that’s makes sense to us. We may measure of that, too” (1
not what this is. I feel never know why we made Corinthians 1.3-5, MSG).
guilty that I’m doing better it through and others did
and so many others that I not, but there is a reason. So don’t feel guilty that
know aren’t. I don’t under- There is an answer. God brought you through
stand why I’m doing well, something that others
why it is me that is doing In Job’s case, he nev- didn’t. Don’t question why.
well and not other people. er knew why all the loss Instead realize that you
It’s a classic case of survi- and pain was thrust upon are a Solitary Tree plant-
vor’s guilt. him. His questions for a ed by God and prepared
reason why remained un- through adversity to show
“Sometime in the answered. But there was the way to others who are
1960s, researchers began a reason. Job was proof going through right now
to notice that people who positive that a man would what you went through
survived traumatic events, remain faithful to God with God’s help, comfort,
from surviving the Holo- even when bad things hap- strength, and mercy.
caust to returning from pened to him. Satan didn’t
military combat, were ex- believe anyone would; God Pass it on.
periencing intense guilt knew better; Job was living
proof. That was the reason

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Fayette Village Council Approves Purchase Of New Vehicle

By: Nate Calvin have been done to improve the rating over for the water plant positions will remain softener salt from Artesian at an estimated
THE VILLAGE REPORTER the time he has been chief but more needs posted until August 25th. The first read- cost of $3,300, and to enter into a contract
to be done to be in compliance. There’s a ing of ordinance 2017-12: supplemental with Artesian for inspection of softener at a
The Fayette Village Council met in new scoring system in place with the audit appropriations for 2017 and the second cost of $3,653. Councilman Scott Wagner
regular session on Wednesday, July 26th. that puts an emphasis on the domestic wa- reading of ordinance 2017-11: establish- mentioned that the necessity of the agree-
Following the approval of the agenda and ter supply. This requires annual hydrant ing revised water and sewer rates were ment with DH Holdings should be looked
approval of minutes from the July 10th testing and testing of the various sized both approved. In legislative actions, the at in the future stating the village doesn’t
and July 12th meetings, council heard lines throughout the village and keeping following motions were approved: purchas- utilize the parking lot that often anymore.
from Fire Chief Bob Stillion regarding the accurate records of all this. Stillion stated ing a PH DO Meter from USA Bluebook at
ISO requirements for the village. he wasn’t given an exact date yet of an au- a cost of $2143, purchase of a 2018 Dodge Council moved to executive session at
dit but he was told by an auditor to expect Ram from Terry Hendricks at a list price 6:48pm for the purpose of negotiation of
Stillion informed the council members it in the next 12 months. It was suggested of $29,900, the hiring of Daniel Renda as employee compensation. Upon exiting ex-
that it has been 10-12 years since an ISO that a notice be included with resident’s a full-time police officer at a rate of $14 ecutive session, a motion was made to in-
audit has been done and that it’s recom- water bill as to when the hydrant testing per hour effective July 24th, 2017, to allow crease the contractual appropriations be-
mended to be done every five years. An ISO will be taking place. the Village Administrator to sign a new 2 fore adjourning for the evening.
audit is used to determine the rating of a year license agreement with DH Holdings
fire district which in turn effects the house In other business, Village Administra- Corp for the use of the parking lot, to buy Nate Calvin may be reached at
insurance of a homeowner. He said things tor Genna Biddix stated the vacancy ads




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Personal Property to be sold following the sale of the real es- Dec. 31st, 2017
Batt & Stevens Body Shop tate: 2004 Yamaha 650 Motorcycle; 2003 Pontiac Montana Van;
Ex-Mark Zero Turn Walk Behind Mower; 1999 Ford F-350 Pickup Legal
7959 Independence Rd. Truck; 1994 Diamond D Horse Trailer; Travel Trailer; Snowmobile
Defiance, OH 43512 Trailer; Arctic Cat Snowmobile. LEGALS - On May 17, 2017, the Council of the Village of
Pioneer, Ohio passed the following legislation:
We focus on providing the highest quality Terms on PP: Cash, Visa or M/C.
collision repair with a commitment to Ordinance No. 05-2017: AN ORDINANCE AMEND-
100% customer satisfaction. Visit Our Web Site for More Info. ING APPROPRIATIONS FOR 2017 AND DECLARING AN
EMERGENCY. This Ordinance modifies appropriations
Jeffery Burger & Cynthia Burger, Owners during the fiscal year 2017 and declares an emergency.
All provisions of this Ordinance go into full force and ef-
WILSON AUCTION & REALTY CO., LTD. fect immediately.

825 N. Main St. On July 10, 2017, the Council of the Village of Pioneer,
Bryan, OH 43506 Ohio passed the following legislation:

419-636-5500 Ordinance No. 06-2017: AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZ-
Brent J. Wilson CAI, Fred Nott, William H. Retcher, PAL POWER, INC. (“AMP”). This Ordinance authorizes the
Bart Westfall, Dave Dempsey, Phil Stotz, Rich Merillat Village of Pioneer to enter into an energy supply agree- ment with American Municipal Power, Inc. for years 2021
through 2024 in order to provide for the electrical power
Help Wanted Real Estate & Auction requirements of the Village at more favorable rates and
declares an emergency. All provisions of this Ordinance
HELP WANTED - Class LENDER OWNED AUCTION go into full force and effect immediately.
A CDL drivers needed in
Fayette OH to haul stone. Online Only ABSOLUTE - Sells Regardless of Price Ordinance No. 07-2017: AN ORDINANCE AMEND-
2684 between 8am-4pm. Online Only Auction Ends: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2017 at 1:00 pm EMERGENCY. This Ordinance modifies appropriations
during the fiscal year 2017 and declares an emergency.
HELP WANTED - Head All provisions of this Ordinance go into full force and ef-
fect immediately.
Cook Position at Pettis-
ville Schools. Pettisville Resolution No. 106-2017: A RESOLUTION ACCEPT-
14, 2017 or possibly ear- PROPERTY #123 1625 E Main Street, Montpelier, Ohio 43542 THE COUNTY AUDITOR. The purpose of this Resolution
lier. The position involves 2015 S Defiance Street, Archbold, Ohio 43502 is to authorize the County Auditor to place upon the tax
both supervision and pro- 36,059+/- SF on 4+/- Acres duplicate and collect the property taxes apportioned to
duction. The position has 36,090+/- SF on 3.9+/- Acres Open House: July 31 and August 7 at 1:00 pm the Village of Pioneer commencing January 1, 2018. This
Open House: July 31 and August 7 at 11:00 am Resolution shall be effective at the earliest time permitted
by law.
competitive benefits; eight
hour day; starting salary Resolution No. 107-2017: A RESOLUTION ADVANC-
minimum hourly of $17.06. ING $12,000.00 FROM THE GENERAL FUND TO THE
should have three years of ADVANCE, AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY. This
experience in food services Resolution authorizes a $12,000.00 advance from the
although accommodations PROPERTY #121 PROPERTY #127 General Fund to the EDA Grant Fund for payment of ex-
for those lacking experience Highway 231 South, Bloomfield, Indiana 47424 1300 Jefferson Street, Greenfield, Ohio 45123 penditures as incurred for the Clark Avenue Extension –
may be possible. Interested Industrial Connector Project and declares an emergency.
candidates are to contact Former Pamida Store with 36,747+/- SF Former Pamida Store with 36,047+/- SF All provisions of this Resolution go into full force and ef-
on 4.6+/- Acres located in Greene County on 4.3+/- Acres located in Highland County fect immediately.

Dr. Stephen Switzer, Su- PLUS OTHER ASSETS (Retail - Industrial - Restaurant) located in The complete text of the above legislation can be ob-
perintendent, at sswitzer@ IA - IL - KY - PA - TX - MT - WA - on August 9 and 16 tained or viewed at the office of the Village Fiscal Officer at or by 409 South State Street, Pioneer, Ohio 43554. This sum-
calling the school at 419- Property Details, Photos, Video Tours, Terms, Bid Instructions: mary was prepared or reviewed and approved by Thomas or A. Thompson, Village Solicitor for the Village of Pioneer,
446-2705. Please submit a Pamela Rose Auction Company, LLC 1827 Powers Ferry
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lenge Series (OALMCS) on gate the lapped cars, hav- Kester. up his first feature win of TO All Area
Lead Shed Night at Oak- ing to make some three- the season. Drew Smith
shade Raceway. wide passes to try to keep Oakshade UMP Sports- started deep in the field Athletes
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Rusty Schlenk start- the same time trying to Smith jumped out to the spectable third place fin- Artesian of Pioneer
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was also the final race of with Devin Shiels finish- looked to have the car to Bruce Stuart were the rest
the OALMCS. Schlenk ing fourth after starting beat in the 20-lap feature, of the top five finishers.
grabbed the lead early over 14th. Shiels entered the fi- but his car quickly slowed Gregg DeTray took the
pole-sitter Hillard Miller. nal OALMCS night of com- while leading coming off lead at the start of the
The race ran green from petition with a 23-point turn four to complete Lead Shed Bomber A Main
start to finish with no cau- advantage over Ryan lap 14. He pulled off the after starting on the out-
tion flags which hindered Missler after winning the track into the infield and side of the front row. Ter-
Casey Noonan and Stever previous night at Attica watched the rest of the ry Rushlow’s top five run
Kester efforts in trying to Raceway Park. His fourth race from there. Veteran ended up in flames which
pursue Schlenk through place finish was enough to driver George Lindsey out brought out the red flag on
heavy lapped traffic. of Adrian, Michigan, sud- lap four. Craig Dippman
tried battling for the lead
and ended up spinning
which took him out of
contention as well. Late
in the race, Chris Henry
from Jackson, Michigan,
Two Decade Old Track was able to get by DeTray
Records Broken At Wauseon for the lead. DeTray then
battled with Tim Hancock
to try to hang on to sec-
ond. Henry went on to
take the checkered flag
Halen Mealer, a 2017 WHS graduate Montpelier. 19 years later, Mealer made with Hancock finishing
spent her track and field career breaking the record her own when, as a junior, she second ahead of DeTray.
records in the 300 meter hurdles. Mealer, lowered the record to 46.96 at the NWOAL William Cundick and Jeff
left, broke the 20 year old mark estab- Championships in Bryan. This past sea- Foks Jr. rounded out the
lished by Teagan (Rupp) Buettner, right,in son Mealer lowered her own mark on two rest of the top five finish-
the event. Buettner established her first different occasions with a 46.67 at the ers. Hancock now holds a
record in 1995 when she broke the previ- NWOAL Championship and then again slim 6-point advantage in
ous record held by Michelle Riley running at the District meet with a time of 46.37. the point standings over
the event in 49.7 at the Oak Harbor Invi- The two record holders took time out of defending champion Jeff
tational in 1995. Then again in 1997 she their busy schedules for a picture together Foks Jr.
smashed her own record with a clocking commemorating the occasion. After a couple of first
of 47.0 at the NWOAL Championships in lap crashes in the Lead

Shed Compact A Main,
things finally got started
with Carter Murday and
Jason Deshler leading the
field from the front row.
Waldron, Michigan’s Bro-
gan Rehklau would be the
spoiler, starting inside the
second row. Rehklau, win-
ner of the last four feature
races, was able to take
the lead leaving Murday
and Deshler to battle for
second. In the end, Reh-
klau was able to hold off
Murday for his fifth con-
secutive feature win and
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who is second, 20 points
behind Deshler. Foks
posted a third place fin-
PHOTO PROVIDED ish in the feature behind
Murday with Deshler slip-
NEW RECORD HOLDER ... Halen Mealer pictured with the previous 300 meter ping back to finish fourth.
hurdles record holder Teagan (Rupp) Buettner.

Cameron Tusing finished
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Local Players Earn State Championship
With Napoleon Riverbandits
pionship which earned them a berth Lancaster, Napoleon had worked their August 2nd-6th. The winner of the Re-
By: Nate Calvin in the state tournament. Napoleon, a way to the championship game and a gional advances to the American Legion
THE VILLAGE REPORTER team made up of players from Defiance, rematch with Beverly/ Lowell. Napo- World Series in Shelby, North Carolina
Fulton, Henry, and Williams counties, leon had to win twice to secure the title taking place August 10th-15th. Mem-
The Napoleon Riverbandits secured would have a difficult route to the title and they did just that taking the first bers of the team from Williams and Ful-
another baseball state championship after dropping their opening round game game 13-3 to force a deciding second ton County are: Archbold- Ben Bucklew,
for Northwest Ohio this past weekend. 4-3 to Beverly/Lowell. game and winning that as well 8-0 to Toby Walker, and Ian Rdabaugh, from
Following up on Archbold’s Acme suc- win the state title. The team and head Hilltop Quinn Smith, Colling Rockey of
cess this summer, the Bandits repre- The Bandits began their journey coach Chad Donsbach now advance to Montpelier, and Christian Pool of Bryan.
senting American Legion Post 300 won thru the loser’s bracket with a win over the Great Lakes Regional Tournament
the American Legion State Tournament Circleville 7-1 and then a 7-3 victory at Mercy Field in Toledo to be played Nate Calvin may be reached at
at Beaver Fields in Lancaster, Ohio. Na- over Stuebenville. After a 5-0 win over
poleon won the Ohio Region I Cham-



Special Olympics Of Williams County
Competes In State Summer Games

On June 23, 24, 25, 2017 the Special Olympics of game. During Saturday’s events Jeremy Allomong ended with the ladies softball throw as Sami Tingley
Williams County participated in the summer track and placed 6th in the softball throw and Duane Moore took 2nd place, Joni Warner 3rd and Audrey Benner
field games at The Ohio State University, Jesse Owens placed 3rd. Sami Tingley took 3rd place in the 50 me- 4th. Congratulations to all of the athletes and thank
Track Stadium. ter dash and Tyler Good placed 2nd in the standing you to our coaches, parents and volunteers! Great Job!!
long jump. Sunday started out with Audrey Benner
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emonies was cancelled due to heavy rain storms, how- walk. Tyler Good took home the gold in the 50 meter
ever a modified version was held on Saturday morning. dash, Duane Moore brought home a silver and Jeremy
Allomong the bronze all in the 50 meter dash. Sunday
Over the weekend athletes enjoyed Tent Town, the
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Joni Warner, Tyler Good, Jeremy Allomong Duane Moore & Samantha Tingley Summer Games - Audrey Benner receiving her medal
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